Ah, neoliberal Obama!

From Zero Hedge here:

..in what may be his first paid speaking arrangement, Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at Cantor Fitzgerald’s healthcare conference this September, setting the benchmark for how much an hour of the former president’s time will cost going forward.

Continuing the fantastic Democratic neoliberal/Clinton invented having your cake and eat it too.

Yes you can be a defender of the little people while you get $400k for speaking to Wall Street trading houses!

They’re not buying access or favors — they do it for the fun!

Lady Facebook returns with a big dodgy nugget!

Headline from the Daily Beast:

Sheryl Sandberg, feminist author and chief operating officer of Facebook, says the social-media giant doesn’t see itself as a publisher or an “arbiter of the truth.” The social-networking site has come under fire in recent months for not appropriately fighting “fake news” articles published on its pages. “We are really a platform and we take our responsibilities on false news very seriously.

So it’s looking like Facebook wants all the power and advertising of a publisher without any of the rules and responsibility.

Facebook makes money when people are on Facebook — that’s the deal.  Get on Facebook, stay on Facebook, get all your info on Facebook, blah blah blah.  And that’s how fake news works — start spreading shit on Facebook, reposting, passing it around, clicks, money, ads for people who want to access people who dig fake news!  Boom!

The Trump campaign paid huge money to Facebook to run ads on Facebook looking for people who would eat fake news and vote for the Orange Fuckstick.

Ironically, the Lean In Queen has popped a little fake news of her own.  It’s total crap Facebook is not a publisher.

Only in America does the government cut healthcare to fund tax cuts for rich assholes and corporations!!

From CBS News here:

The president is now doubling down on an AHCA revival, which is needed to cut Medicaid by nearly $1 trillion, those budget savings deemed necessary to fund comprehensive tax reform.

It’s not tax reform, these are tax cuts for people who already have really low taxes.

Fucking disgusting.

You have to be a world class scumbag to be fired by Ruprecht Murdoch!

From the New York Times:

With the payment to Bill O’Reilly, harassment claims have now cost Fox over $85 million in severance or settlements.

Wouldn’t this money Fox spent on its serial harassers been better spent on hookers?  Not that hooker would want to go near that fat fucking pig Roger Ailes or Bill O’Reilly’s poison piehole.

God what a collection of assholes.

After they’ve made their money!!!

From CNBC:

Some 83 percent of fund managers believe U.S. stocks are overvalued, according to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch monthly fund manager survey.

Normal Americans are raised to think that the stock market and its inner workings are above their IQ and should be left to the professionals.

But what happens when the professionals are con men?  Where were the 83% of money managers when stocks were orgasmically buying stock after President Pumpkinhead was elected?

This is the question we face as a society?  What happens when the people at the top are unethical con men?

 

Quote of the day!

From Zero hedge here:

The United States was falling behind on education. That meant people who were losing their jobs weren’t being retrained to the jobs that were available. Also, the US doesn’t have a strong safety net. So when people lose their job they can fall quite far. That’s why America is much more focused on strong growth than other countries. Since the safety net is so weak it needs strong growth in order to avoid public anger.

Recent history also shows when you push for extremely strong economic growth you also end up with fraud and abuse which is inflicted on everybody not in the ruling class but minorities especially.

In a post industrial society you can get your goods and services from two places:  from the government or from companies.

Look at healthcare — you have a half baked healthcare system (Obamacare) that was always afraid of having government pick up the tab (outside of the successful Medicaid expansion) so it has floundered.  Or you have the corporate insurance market where you’re at the mercy (or not) of insurance companies.

If we didn’t have such a shitty government we wouldn’t have to endure such a shitty, predatory economic environment.

The Trump Family War Machine!

From NBC News here:

“Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence,” Eric Trump said, speaking with the newspaper at Trump Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire, Scotland. “I’m sure she said, ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff.’ My father will act in times like that.”

Trump himself was “deeply affected” by the pictures of children being “sprayed down by hoses to keep their skin from burning,” according to his son. “It was horrible. These guys are savages and I’m glad he responded the way he responded.”

He described the president as “a great thinker, practical not impulsive,” and added: “I’m proud he took that action, and believe me he thinks things through.”

So I guess Ivanka is running the show.

She’s upset and Papa Cheese Doodle presses the button.

And then Eric Trump hits the airwaves as press secretary.  He needs work — these guys are savages?  That’s racist yo.

Lastly, when your son is out there bailing water and calling you a great thinker well it’s probably not the case.  Oh, how these Trumps love to spin.