Tuesday, December 5, 2017

After Senate vote to slash estate taxes on wealthy Americans and cut deductions to middle class, a Nebraska Senator's office is vandalized

Above: Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) attends a GOP Senate
fundraiser at luxury Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Forida.
Following her vote for the Senate's GOP tax reform bill, the Lincoln Haymarket office of Senator Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska) was vandalized.
     Among other things, the bill Fischer voted for will cut corporate taxes to 20% and eliminate taxes on the estates of married couples valued up to almost $22 million.
     Fischer's, and the GOP's, gift to working Americans is the elimination of tax deductions for health insurance and state and local taxes. The GOP bill also makes the $4,050 personal exemption for taxpayers, their spouses and their children disappear.
     The GOP's Senate bill is expected to balloon the U.S. deficit by nearly $1.5 trillion over 10 years and trigger deep, automatic cuts to Medicare. No Democrat voted for it.
Photo: Nebraska Radio Network
     Sometime Sunday night or Monday morning, Senator Fischer's name on a building directory at 440 N 8th St. in Lincoln's gentrified Haymarket District was spray painted, as was the U.S. Senate Seal on the building.
     On a glass door, a vulgarity was written that Sgt. Randy Clark of the Lincoln Police Department would not divulge.
     On the sidewalk outside Fischer's office was written:
  • Never trust a land thief with your well-being
  • trickle down is a LIE
  • #resist, and
  • Tax Reform? Class War
     Fischer's office said local authorities and the U.S. Capitol Police are investigating.
     The reference to Senator Fischer as a land thief refers to her attempt, with her husband, to take possession of a valuable part of a neighbor's ranch through a legal maneuver called "adverse possession," which was a campaign issue when she was first elected to the Senate in 2012.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Sound of Music line that sends LGBTs into apoplectic paroxysms of laughter

This slightly edited excerpt makes sure everyone can spot the line, which was not overlooked in the 2006 Will and Grace Sound of Music parody. (Here, at 22:00)