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One of the few silver linings of this deadly pandemic will hopefully be the final death of the myth that the stock market is, in any way, a barometer of national prosperity. The S&P 500 has been booming, even with over half a million COVID-19 deaths, alongside record unemployment and...

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  • March 6, 2021

Lots of manipulation today, but the House always wins even in the case of GameStop.  Elizabeth Warren on the GameStop surge on @CNBC:”The billionaires and some hedge funds are yelling because they're not the ones, the only ones, who make money when the manipulation works.” x This is the same...

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  • January 28, 2021

From The Huffington Post: For weeks, the couple had done almost nothing but sell. Loeffler was one of several senators who faced public outrage for unloading millions of dollars in stock before most Americans understood the towering threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Then shortly before the CARES Act, a...

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  • December 8, 2020

Donald Trump and his cabal made predictions to scare their pew into voting for them. Most did not buy it. Nor did the stock market at a new high. Stock Market did not fear Trump election repudiation x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The stock market does not reflect...

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  • November 25, 2020

So today, Donald Trump called an impromptu press conference in order to swiftly take credit for the rising stock market. After the Dow cleared 30,000 for the first time ever, Trump rushed to gild his own lily-white ass. (I assume he doesn’t spray-tan there, but who knows? I also assumed 70...

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  • November 24, 2020

Maybe we can now just wait for every vote to be counted. Fortunately we’re past the fail-safe point of the Comey email fiasco of 2016 and its associated manipulation by the NY Times. We may be out of October Surprises. Even Putin seems to have officially cut Trump loose. Then...

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  • October 29, 2020

So we all know he’s an idiot: In an interview with KVUE on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said he supports the reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it's important to make sure students feel safe in classrooms. “I think starting slowly with online learning, but then maybe transitioning...

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  • August 20, 2020

Trump claims a Joe Biden presidency would cause stock gains to ‘disintegrate and disappear‘. We’re already there, no thanks to an incompetent pandemic policy, or lack of one. #TrumpHasNoPlan Where’s that health plan he promised he’d sign by today. Ultimately Trump doesn’t care, and in some ways it expresses the kind of aesthetic...

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  • August 2, 2020

From Salon: Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a Republican facing a tough re-election battle this fall, revealed in financial disclosure forms that her husband invested in pharmaceutical companies that courts have held legally responsible for contributing to the opioid crisis. Collins' husband, Thomas Daffron, appears to own up to $50,000...

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  • June 18, 2020

Fox News had an interesting graph along with a report on stock market moves in regards to when certain things happen to black men, police violence & deaths. The matter-of-fact format of the report was astounding. Is Fox News normalizing the deaths of black men by cop/violence? x x YouTube...

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  • June 8, 2020

Trump’s Senior Advisor Kevin Hassett made a statement that illustrates what the Trump administration and Republicans think about the American worker. They are but human capital stock. My Take on Human Capital Stock ready for work Watch complete episodes here. Huffington Post reported this as follows. President Donald Trump’s senior economic adviser, Kevin...

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  • May 26, 2020

The real problem is (human) capital flow. But it’s about referring to human capital as “stock” in a yard. Remember that Hassett’s model was the one followed by Trump/Kushner that predicted an early near-zero COVID death toll. x White House adviser Kevin Hassett: “Our human capital stock is ready to go back...

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  • May 25, 2020

Don’t worry, faceless industrial-production facilitators! Your output will be duly leveraged when the time comes! Never fear! Steven Mnuchin will not be forced to empty the contents of his safe deposit boxes to pay for his wife’s spider monkey placenta face creams. White House adviser Kevin Hassett: "Our human capital stock is ready...

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  • May 25, 2020

This just in: News: The FBI served a warrant on Senator a Richard Burr tonight and seized his cell phone https://t.co/m7LmCDwNUH — Yashar Ali 🐘 یاشار (@yashar) May 14, 2020 Federal agents seized a cellphone belonging to a prominent Republican senator on Wednesday night as part of the Justice Department’s...

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  • May 14, 2020
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Nothing to see here: U.S. Sen. David Perdue, after seeing his portfolio scrutinized and criticized, says his advisers will no longer trade stocks in individual companies. The Friday evening announcement coincided with the filing of a report that outlined trading on his behalf over the previous month. “As you can...

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  • May 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: I have good news to share with you, Samuel. When Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) was caught selling off $20 million in stock before the market crashed — all while misleading the public about...

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  • May 7, 2020

Kudos to The Daily Beast for calling out this GOPer’s corruption: Embattled Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) waved off the firestorm of controversy over stock trades she made following Senate coronavirus briefings, telling Fox News on Friday that the criticism she’s received is nothing more than a “socialist attack.” Weeks after The...

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  • April 22, 2020

NowThis has a brand new episode of their series, Who Is?, up and they teamed up with rapper, Busdriver, to explain to voters just who U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R. GA) really is: x YouTube Video Please do share the video. While Loeffler is self-funding her campaign, Rev. Raphael Warnock...

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  • April 16, 2020

This is really bad: Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, purchased and sold about $1.4 million in stock during the market panic set off by the coronavirus pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reports. Why it matters: Though the couple still lost money, they were able to limit...

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  • April 1, 2020

Wow: Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., sold as much as $1.7 million in stocks just before the market dropped in February amid fears about the coronavirus epidemic. But Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler also bought and sold stocks during the same time they were receiving briefings...

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  • March 20, 2020

Here comes another one: The Senate’s newest member sold off seven figures’ worth of stock holdings in the days and weeks after a private, all-senators meeting on the novel coronavirus that subsequently hammered U.S. equities. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) reported the first sale of stock jointly owned by her and...

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  • March 20, 2020

When Chris Collins, Trump’s first endorser, got caught making a stock dump while on the WH lawn, one assumed that other legislators would be chastened, but no, during the worst ever days of the stock market several Senators seem to have gotten caught. It was a small number but clearly about...

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  • March 20, 2020

Daily Kos’ Kerry Eleveld reported on Part I of this outrage earlier today. In sum, Republican Sen. Richard Burr, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned a group of wealthy insiders that the coronavirus would be a big, serious deal — even as Donald Trump was downplaying the danger at every...

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  • March 19, 2020

Listen to our President. He displays his feelings through words in public. He was most excited at the press conference highlighting the stock price rise during his press conference. Coronavirus? He continues to be dismissive. Stock price rise excites President Trump x x YouTube Video I listened to the entire press...

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  • March 14, 2020

First of all, you’d have to have a head full of sawdust to buy into this market right now.  Secondly, the only reason the stock market rose by nearly 2,000 points yesterday is that it fell by more the previous day after getting pummeled half to death all week. In...

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  • March 14, 2020

Former Obama adviser Jason Furman, former chairman of the council of economic advisers, says the current stock market crash is more like 1929 than 2008. He lays the procedures that given the political will, will mitigate the damage. The current Stock Market crash like 1929, not 2008 x x YouTube...

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  • March 13, 2020

Donny Trump has come unstuck in time … (Second tweet): x Trump again absurdly blames a stock market slide that mostly happened Monday on a Democratic debate that took place Tuesday night pic.twitter.com/TtRcU9moLZ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 27, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> REPORTER: You mentioned the stock market earlier, to...

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  • February 27, 2020

Cooties! Sinophobia! Trump White House Resists Calls To Appoint A Coronavirus Czar (Jared Kushner?) (and he tries to blame the Democrats for the stock market drop) x After HHS Sec. Alex Azar says he doesn't currently anticipate a czar to be appointed to coordinate the government's coronavirus response, Rep. Mark Pocan...

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  • February 26, 2020

How so tried are we of the crap coming from the Orange Emperor IMPOTUS. As the House voted on articles of impeachment against President Trump this week, US stocks climbed despite the President’s warning that “they would crash.” x If they actually did this the markets would crash. Do you think it...

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  • December 22, 2019

A meme about the stock market recently got my attention. It brought not only rage and tears, but also confirmation about what we must be fighting for now. The meme was simple enough, but poignant. The next time you feel poor, and can’t fill your gas tank, and you hold back tears...

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  • December 15, 2019

I received a meme in my Facebook feed recently about the record high stock market as it relates to what real people are going through. I addressed it on my Politics Done Right on KPFT 90.1 FM Houston show with input from our millennial engineer Lupita. Watch this snippet with her input which gives...

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  • December 11, 2019

If you believe that Individual-1 has altruistically helped the US stock market since inauguration, you might believe we Democrats worship Moloch, just like we treat the free market like Baal or so many pagan idols. Fox News should be ashamed of itself for firing Todd Starnes, since he only has borne false witness...

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  • October 2, 2019
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