The odds that this will stick to Teflon Obama are slim (but it’s true!)

From the Intercept here:

“Because African-Americans were disproportionately victimized at all levels of the housing and foreclosure crises, they stood to gain disproportionately from any sensible policy response. But because policy was not sensible — because it was, in fact, a catastrophic failure — the first black president in American history was a disaster for black wealth,” Cooper and Bruenig conclude.

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The sad spectacle of cities rubbing Amazon’s rich balls

From CNBC here:

  • Chicago has offered to let Amazon pocket $1.32 billion in income taxes paid by its own workers.
  • Fresno has a novel plan to give Amazon special authority over how the company’s taxes are spent.
  • Boston has offered to set up an “Amazon Task Force” of city employees working on the company’s behalf.
  • Stonecrest, Georgia even offered to cannibalize itself, to give Bezos the chance to become mayor of a 345 acre annex that would be known as “Amazon, Georgia.”

It would be easier and healthier just to break Amazon up or restrict its power in the marketplace.

Boston has basically offered slaves to Amazon.  Are they going to put fresh oil on Jeff Bezos’ bald head each day or does he already have a robot doing that?

 

 

The tax cut is a giant con/stock market circle jerk

From CNBC here:

Indeed, T-Mobile,Home Depot, Bank of America and Mastercard all announced significant repurchase intentions this week. Home Depot led the way with a $15 billion buyback after it raised its long-term sales target.

While the recent spate of buyback announcements is a small sample size, it brings back memories of the last time Congress tried to bring back cash overseas through a tax holiday.

What a bunch of hypocritical, fucking liars.  Nothing about this tax cut is about normal Americans.  They’re going to take that money and buy their own shares back to make themselves rich.

This is just legalized corruption by a bunch of corporate jerkoffs.

 

Roy Moore is a true blue racist, piece of shit rapist fuck

From Salon here:

When Moore was on the campaign trail before the Republican primary, he said that America was at its finest when African-Americans were still kept as slaves.

“I think it was great at the time when families were united,” Moore said. “Even though we had slavery, they cared for one another.

That remark came during an appearance in which he called Native Americans and Asian-Americans “reds and yellows.”

This dude is like an evil cartoon character and I hope he drops dead.

Why were American families more united when slavery was around?  Because they lived in perpetual and justified fear that they were about to be killed like the slaveowners in Haiti?

That’s the only sensible thing I can make of this puke but it’s probably not what he meant.  He’s being ‘nostalgic’.

Sipping mint juleps watching folks out in the fields……

Quote of the day re: Alabammy!

From the Root here:

While the policies of the party may be more progressive and black-friendly, the Democratic leadership is often as prejudiced and shortsighted as its Republican counterparts, and next week’s Senate election is the perfect example.

The Democratic Party is trash. It is the reason Hillary Clinton lost. It is the reason Donald Trump is president. It is the reason I might be represented in the United States Senate by a grown man who probably went to see Twilight in the theaters and stood by the candy counter asking teenage girls if they wanted a Sugar Daddy.

The Bald Vampire giveth and he taketh away!

From Bloomberg here:

  • Analyst finds basket of goods has risen 1% since September
  • Amazon unveiled much-ballyhooed price cuts after deal closed

That fuck didn’t buy Whole Foods for charity!

Or for consumers!

He bought the shit to make money and if he can make money playing a shell game with prices then that’s what the Bald Vampire is going to do.

He’s going to stay up all night slicing and dicing his prices with his favorite algorithms and then he’s going to count his money.