Author: Kwotable

Bill Cosby Told Fellow Black Men to ‘Man up’ While He Drugged and Raped Women

IMAGE CREDIT: WWW.NEWYORKPOST.COM I know I give my age away when I tell you this, but boy oh boy, did I love The Cosby Show. As I took in each weekly episode, I thought to myself how great it was that a black family in America could be rich, successful and influential. Let’s face it, that is an anomaly in America. Sadly, the facade of the show’s star, Bill Cosby, has been broken, and broken badly. Before we found out that the man is a serial rapist, we thought he was the shining example for every black man in America to follow. He even became known, after the show’s huge success, to make speeches about how the black community is hurting its own survival and growth by using drugs and raping women. Wow, considering what we know now and the fact that I, as a white male, feel completely lied to and manipulated by this ‘devil in the flesh,’ I can’t begin to think what a disadvantaged black man may feel about this disgusting episode of...

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Equal Disclosure Would Put Donald Trump in Jail and Hillary Clinton in the White House

IMAGE CREDIT: WWW.USMESSAGEBOARD.COM Call it what you will: sexism, media bias, sexism (OK, we already mentioned that one), love of capitalism, hate of the government, who the heck really knows at this point? But one thing is crystal clear, if both candidates for President of the United States were held to the same standard of personal and financial disclosure, there is no question who would win the election. Hands down, the next president would be Hillary Clinton. I can already hear the cries and view the disparaging comments that I, no doubt, just unleashed. But hear me out–better yet, take a look at what is being said right now about Trump’s use of campaign cash, as reported by the The Huffington Post today: Any way you slice it, this level of self-dealing looks bad. It looks like a candidate who is pocketing donor’s money. Paul S. Ryan, Campaign Legal Center   It’s such a scam. Stuart Stevens, former aide to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney   In the final months of the primary campaign, Trump’s own money accounted for 82 percent of the campaign’s cash. Since securing the nomination, that figure is down to 12 percent.   The biggest winner on that date was Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, which received $423,372.   Trump’s preference for expensive venues that he happens to own has also extended to his campaign airplane....

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His Supporters Are Hoping Trump’s ‘Magic Wand’ Will Save the Day

IMAGE CREDIT: MAJORITY REPORT WITH SAM SEDER Hope is a powerful thing, it can make us ignore facts and reality, because the emotions it brings to those who are suffering or feeling unfairly treated is overwhelming. It is almost blindingly powerful and drug-like in its ability to cause people to make bad decisions. And let’s face it, the average American has a lot to feel unhappy about. Their wages have been stagnant for decades, while the gap between the rich and the poor is at an all-time high. How did this happen? Who is responsible? Who can fix it? Donald Trump is wise enough to understand how this happened and maybe even who is responsible for making it happen. But anyone who thinks Donald Trump knows how to fix the income disparity in America, or that he even cares to do so, is simply letting their emotions overtake their ability to reason and handle reality. Donald Trump has zero interest in fixing one of the biggest problems facing America right now. To think that, as he says, only he can fix it, is just one more fake promise in a trail of of them made by Trump and his shuttered...

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Who is going to pay for Trump’s ‘Wall?’ Mexico! Mexico?!

IMAGE CREDIT: WWW.1080.plus OK, so let’s just think about this for a moment: Donald J. Trump, Republican nominee for president, who got there in the first place by denouncing Mexico, Mexicans, and anyone who crosses the U.S.-Mexican border on their way to the U.S., is now backing off from his demand that he will make Mexico pay for a U.S. wall along the border of Mexico. He infamously called Mexicans ‘rapists,’ ‘drug dealers,’ and has said ‘I assume some are good people.’ This same man made a surprise trip to Mexico today, presumably to tell the president of the country that if he is elected President of the United States–God forbid–he will ‘build a wall’ along the U.S.-American border and ‘make Mexico pay for that wall.’ But wait, when asked about what he discussed with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, he responded by saying they didn’t discuss who would pay for the wall–which would cost the U.S. taxpayers at least $25 billion. What?! Really?! Let’s refresh and look at one of many videos of Trump making it clear he is going to make Mexico pay for that ‘wall.’ Oh yes, how surprising that Donald Trump, a man who couldn’t even build a successful ‘house of cards’ when the odds are in his favor, also can’t call his own bluff for the very deal that got him into the game in the first...

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John McCain Is an Ex-POW, but He’s Also a Wimp

Oh, John McCain wherever did he go wrong? He started out so nobly, the son of a four-star general, who was even born on a military base and enlisted to serve during the Vietnam War–when he was captured and tortured by the enemy. He continued to impress, by running for the office of U.S. Senator, and he not only had won that office, he has served in that capacity since 1982, with his wife and $100 million Anheuser-Busch beer distribution heiress, Cindy, by his side the entire time. McCain even ran for President of the United States in the 2008 election, picking Sarah Palin as his running mate, but he lost that race to Barack Obama. Now, McCain is in the fight of his life, at least politically, so that he can keep his Senate seat and he must confront an ugly reality: Should he support the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, the person who has said publicly that he thinks McCain is ‘a loser’ for being captured in Vietnam, or should he be honest with the country that made his wonderful life possible and denounce Trump completely? So far, it appears that McCain really is a wimp when it comes to standing up for what he believes.          ...

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Mitch McConnell Goes From Welfare ‘Hater’ to Its ‘Best Customer’

Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, the man who makes his living from the government by doing nothing at a base salary of $193,400/year thinks business in America is not doing well because too many Americans feel “they’re doing too good with food stamps, Social Security and all the rest.” McConnell would definitely know a thing or two about that. Here is the excerpt from such a statement he made to The Atlantic: Business leaders tell him they have “a hard time finding people to do the work because they’re doing too good with food stamps, Social Security and all the rest.” And this same man seems to believe that the health and well-being of the people he is paid to serve is not that important, as he recently stated he will deal with the Zika virus ‘after vacation.’ So we at Kwotable can’t help but feel the real disease that has infected our government has a name that can’t be forgotten but now needs to be purged: that name is Mitch...

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Trump Doesn’t Stand a Chance of Winning the Presidential Election

There isn’t a question that Donald Trump has touched a nerve when it comes to the disgust with which the average American views our politicians. After all, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now ‘America’s biggest welfare recipient.’ But by and large, Americans realize that you can’t lead a nation when you publicly, and viciously insult its population–at least not in a Democratic one. When it comes to Trump’s chances of winning the 2016 presidential election, fivethirtyeight.com, the well-known site for predicting the odds of future outcomes, recently predicted that Donald Trump has about an 20% chance of winning, compared to Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning, which are 80% Of course, no one can predict the future, but when you insult your voters to the level that Donald Trump has done so, you had better have a back-up plan and Trump is no dummy, he has Trump News Network sitting comfortably in his back...

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Pay-To-Play is the American Way

Surely, you’ve heard the recent accusations that the Clintons have used their charitable Clinton Foundation as a gateway for greater government access for foundation donors. The idea that a foundation like the Clinton Foundation–set up, presumably to help those in need–might misuse its power for political purposes should be a concern for every American. However, we must look at the issue from a much broader perspective. After all, the Bush family’s similar ‘Points of Light’ foundation was created in 1990 and has operated fully ever since, through two separate President Bush adminstrations, yet there has been no outcry about the Republican family’s use of such a foundation. Again, concerns about the use of such foundations by politically-connected families should be addressed, because they get to the heart of how corruption can creep into the U.S. government if we don’t keep it in check. And if we are to be serious about keeping corruption out of our government, we must also address the ways in which the major parties view the role of the government in the first place–especially when it comes to the idea that our government is not a business, and should not be run simply to make a financial profit. Of course, Republicans feel that the more services provided by our government that can be ‘privatized,’ the better, arguing this helps downsize government and competitive forces create a leaner organization than...

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