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The Washington Post is not a "news" outlet, they are purely an opinion sheet

Sun, 05/09/2021 - 01:00

Why is the Washington Post considered a "news" outlet?  From today's fawning piece on Rep Liz Cheney. It is filled with comments like this: "Should the Republican Party continue to defend Trump's actions and parrot his falsehoods?" "[Trump] lied about the 2020 election" 

My point is simple: how can you say you are a "news" outlet when your news stories are filled with opinion & editorializing? There is no attempt at any balance. The news stories are just editorials for the Democrat party.  Why not just label the Washington Post  as an opinion sheet? 

The problem that all this editorializing creates for me is that I don't put much weight on any of their pieces because I know how biased they are on issues that I can evaluate.



Cancel culture run amok. If you disagree, destroy their career. "Maryland to investigate Derek Chauvin defense witness' time as state's chief medical examiner"

Sun, 04/25/2021 - 14:42

Dr. David Fowler testified Floyd's main cause of death was due to blockage of arteries, enlarged heart, drugs. As someone who watched the trial, I thought that Fowler was the most honest and accurate medical witness. The prosecution witnesses were amazingly dishonest, but no one is going after them. Take the expert who testified that in the thousands of cases of fentanyl overdose death data that he had examined the average was above the level found in Floyd (the median was below it). He claimed that proved Floyd didn't die from a drug overdose. It was idiotic. If I died with a level 12 in my body, that doesn't mean that I still wouldn't have died at a level 4, right? But no one is going after the "experts" on the other side. Fox News has this info:

Maryland officials will conduct an investigation into all deaths that happened in police custody that were overseen by the state's former chief medical examiner, who testified as a defense witness in the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Maryland attorney general and governor's offices announced Friday. Chauvin was convicted last week of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd,

Dr. David Fowler, who was Maryland's chief medical examiner from 2002 to 2019 and is now a member of a consulting firm, testified that the primary cause of Floyd's death was a sudden heart rhythm disturbance during police restraint due to underlying heart disease. . . .

Biden wants a 43.4% Capital Gains Tax

Sat, 04/24/2021 - 15:51

It will be over 55% if you live in NY, Calif. Inflation makes it worse, and can easily result in negative investment returns. Say inflation is 100% over 20 yrs & your house increases in price from $200K to $500K. At 55%, the capital gains tax is $165K. After tax return $135K, but you need at least a $200K return to cover inflation. So you are actually going to lose money on this investment. Even a 33% capital gains tax will mean that you make no return on your investment. From the WSJ:

The midday leak to the Biden-sympathetic Bloomberg News managed to tank stocks, with the S&P 500 falling the most in more than a month. Treasury yields also fell on the news, as investors discounted the prospects for growth. Nothing like higher taxes to take some of the bloom off the “Biden boom,” as Democrats are now calling the post-Covid economic recovery.

The leakers told Bloomberg that Mr. Biden will tax capital gains for taxpayers who earn more than $1 million at the personal income tax rate, which he also wants to raise to 39.6% from 37%. Add the 3.8% ObamaCare tax on investment, and you get to 43.4%. And that’s merely the federal rate. Add 13.3% in California and 11.85% in New York (plus 3.88% in New York City), which also tax capital gains as regular income, and you are heading toward the 60% rate range.


Fox News: Biden 'praying' Chauvin jury reaches 'right verdict,' calling case 'overwhelming' President offered support in Monday call with George Floyd family

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 15:30

 Look at how the main stream media reacts differently to Trump making comments on the legal process versus Biden. From Fox News:

As the nation awaits a verdict by the jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, President Biden said on Tuesday he is "praying the verdict is the right verdict."

Briefly speaking with reporters at the White House, the president discussed his call on Monday with the family of George Floyd, the Black man in Minnesota who died after he was seen on video – handcuffed – saying "I can't breathe" as Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck. His death sparked nationwide protests last spring and summer over police brutality against minorities and systemic racism.

Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death. He has pleaded not guilty to all three charges.