Yeah, and no income tax isn’t just a red state thing. Washington doesn’t have one and it’s created a horrible crazy quilt of regressive taxation that plays right into the conservative faction’s hands. Every time something needs funding we have to pass a new tax or reallocate funds, which puts disproportionate pressure… Read more
Sadly, business will give lip service to this and maybe move an event out of the state but at the end of the day publicly traded corporations have a legal fiduciary duty to make as much money for the share holders — which includes setting up in states and countries with low taxes and regulations. The only way to… Read more
Most of the Texans in the state government don’t care if abortions are banned in red states because they can afford to send their daughters and mistresses to blue states such as California and New York. These politicians will stop at banning it in red states for that reason and will never pass a constitutional… Read more
I do not understand trying to even remotely tie Gates to someone like Epstein.....Gates has given away almost $40 BILLION dollars, come up with ways to get clean water to some of the poorest in the world, given away countless grants to schools and science programs. Gates may not be perfect, (who is?) but he’s done… Read more
I guess there are many paths that Bill Gates could take. Or Jeff Bezos. Or Warren Buffet. Or Musk. They could hoard most of (or all of) their wealth and pass it on to their children and spouses/girlfriends. They could fund a new building at a famous university or hospital so that they can slap their family moniker on… Read more
It kills me how men just get to be themselves and woman have to pick something, only so they can get torn to pieces when they don’t line up with that category every second of every day of their lives.
Latina here and Latinx is fucking dumb and needs to die but anyone who lets that be what sways their vote is showing their true colours.
Same with “BIPOC”. There is a worthwhile conversation to be had that a people should be able to name themselves. Identity and how we present ourselves changes with time. But, the idea that groups of people voted based on what sociology majors called them in essays instead of economic, health, foreign, taxation or… Read more
“Latinx” has not caused me or the other Latinos in my family to stop voting for Democrats. But the term is obnoxious, grating, and I can definitely see it turning some people off, so much so that they may not even want to hear what you’re saying as soon as “Latinx” leaves your lips.
Like everything Kardashian, it was coldly calculated without an ounce of human feeling.
Ex-junkie here-19 years sober. I’ll say the same thing here that I said on the NYT review of his book: this guy is most likely a junky and doesn’t know it, and the really sad part is that he’s getting paid to be a junky researcher and book-writer, which means he is going to keep doing drugs until it kills him. I don’t… Read more
70% of heroin and meth users are not addicts and only use those drugs recreationally with no negative impact on their lives? Uh. I’m gonna call 100% bullshit on this one.