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Oct 1, 2016 bareboards commented on Newly Obtained Returns Show Trump Probably Hasn't Paid Federal Taxes In 18 Years.
Why no federal tax return for that year? When they could get ahold of the state returns?

Because he mostly likely paid a buttload of federal medicare tax on that business income. Almost 3% on $3 million. Plus social security on the first $100K or so.

Doesn't fit the narrative to show that the wealthy fund medicare for everyone else.

He's still a turd. But I hate cherry picking facts. It's exhausting wondering what I haven't been told.

And. Here's a likely illegal tax dodge. He is an owner of many S Corporations? Why no wages from any of the S Corporations? Some of them must have made a profit, they weren't all losses. He would be subject to social security tax on the first $100K or so from EACH S corporation that paid him wages. It is double taxation and that is one way the wealthy are taxed. And yet his wages are only $6K?

Maybe he only had partnerships back then, limited liability companies. But if he was an owner of at least one successful S Corporation, there has to be wages if he took cash out. And you gotta figure he took cash out.

The IRS looks at that closely though. You'd think he wouldn't be so stupid.

I do taxes for a living. I had a boss once who said to his clients-- you can be a pig, but don't be a hog.

Trump is looking like a hog.
Aug 22, 2016 bareboards commented on The Morning News: Seattle's Only Swimming Hole for Dogs, a Water Park Tragedy, and Southern Floods.

Yes. I shouted in all caps.
Aug 19, 2016 bareboards commented on What's So Funny About the Naked Trump Statue?.
Statement for the record.

Theodore Gorath does not understand false equivalency.

Repeating a false equivalency does not remove the false equivalency.

His last comment shows a lack of discernment of Trump's utter failings as a human being that even the most dyed in the wool Republican can see.

So.... self-deluded? Troll? Knee jerk contrariness? Lack of intelligence?

Every person who pretends/believes that there is not something seriously wrong with Trump has something seriously wrong with them and does a disservice to the public life of America.

I usually don't engage with trolls -- I learned my lesson a long time ago. It is a waste of energy. This is a waste of energy. I won't be coming back to the comment stream, so Mr Gorath can have the last word.

I predict that his last words will be false, trolling, nonsensical, and devoid of understanding what human decency looks like.

I do agree with him that political games are tiring and silly and I wish that Americans would stop believing every distortion they are told.

That isn't Trump. To pretend/believe that what he is doing is the same thing?

Humanly indecent.
Aug 19, 2016 bareboards commented on What's So Funny About the Naked Trump Statue?.

That is exactly what I hate most. False equivalency.

Do politicians play "gotcha", taking things out of context, making mountains out of molehills, putting a spin on things to gain political advantage? Absolutely. I don't like it. And it works all too well in reaching voters so they all do it.

That is not what Donald Trump does. He insults. He harangues. He can't handle the least criticism without having to respond. He attacks on personal issues, with no pretense of making it about policy differences. These are facts borne out over many months.

He is a petty man who acts petty, boorish, bullying.

To put that behavior into the same category of normal stupid political games is not intelligent or discerning. Or even truthful.

Hence false equivalency. False equivalency, thy name is Theodore Gorath.

Aug 19, 2016 bareboards commented on What's So Funny About the Naked Trump Statue?.
All good points. I cringe at the thought of a Clinton statue ( although to be fair, it is WAY different when a woman is the target.)

Even as I agree with this article, I can't help just not caring.

I have never been so appalled by a public figure in my life. Ever. I'm appalled at his supporters. I'm appalled at the Rs who continue to endorse him.

I desperately need this public shaming. This stripping away of the expensive clothes.

He is a petty man (who has brought on the whole tiny penis meme on himself by reacting to an article saying he has small hands.)

I want the pettiness to be exposed as the lie that he is.

None of this true is about Clinton. You can disagree with her policies, with her hawkishness. But she is never petty. Awkward, yes.

Petty, never.
Aug 18, 2016 bareboards commented on Why Nate Parker Should Never Have Made The Birth of a Nation.
That Trump statue?

Now, that Trump statue is almost perfection.
Aug 18, 2016 bareboards commented on Why Nate Parker Should Never Have Made The Birth of a Nation.

I'm a feminist. Woman. Just to be clear.

When does the justice system get to do its work? Acquitted. Served his time.

When does someone get to move forward with their life?

How does this jibe with saying that people who have gone through the justice system should be allowed to have jobs, be allowed to vote, be allowed to live in "your" neighborhood?

Yes, there is a definite rape culture in the world. Let's address that.

Yes, there is racism in the world. Let's address that.

This jumbled mess of an opinion does neither of those things.

And yes. I'm aware that the "justice system" isn't about justice. Very little in this world is perfect.
Aug 11, 2016 bareboards commented on Dan Savage to Daily Beast: Take Down Your Creepy Olympic Grindr “Exposé”.
I can't shake this story and the feeling of dread I have about these gay athletes.

Is this story going to inspire their home countries to go on Grindr themselves? Looking for gay athletes in their ranks?

Or are these countries self-serving enough that they will leave them be -- at least until their athletic prowess has waned.

Aug 5, 2016 bareboards commented on The Morning News: Amazon to Fly Plane Over Seafair, the Real Solution to Seattle's Growing Housing Crisis.
Is there a Politico poll asking the Dems their opinion? I suspect the numbers would be reversed.
Aug 3, 2016 bareboards commented on Donald Trump Reportedly Says 'Why Not?' to Use of Nuclear Weapons.
"It's not designed to debate the decision."

The single most chilling sentence I have ever heard in my life.

Zero safeguards. Zero.

Holy crap.