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I bet I know what this guy’s hat looks like

I bet I know what this guy’s hat looks like


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Sweet! Thanks for sharing this Professor.

“I bet I know what this guy’s hat looks like”

I bet you don’t, either.

If you want to cut taxes AND spend less, you are not a T-rump supporter.

He’s made it clear that he has no intention of “spending less”. Indeed, he’s made it clear that entitlements will be fully funded, because “we’ll be making so much money”.

There isn’t enough money in the world for that.

As for cutting taxes, according to “his” plan, which stands little chance of implementation, the national debt will zoom upwards…for our children and grandchildren to pay.

You don’t “Make America Great” by MORE Collectivism spawned by a crony capitalist and fascist.

Anyone serious about cutting taxes and spending less is working to elect Cruz. And we don’t need no stinking baseball caps with “Hope and Change” slogans.

    Shorter Rags:

    You are wrong stupid

    Trump bad

    Cruz good



    It is amazing Rags posts don’t persuade more people. I mean really…

    Rags maybe your posts would have a greater sense of authenticity if somewhere along the line you remembered to mention Cruz was 3rd rate LOSER in South Carolina just last night.

    More of the characteristic Rags know-nothingism. The enormous cost (at the local level) of educating the children of illegal aliens is never mentioned by the open borders crowd for a simple reason, the cost is enormous and always has been. Return illegals and their children to their home country and this cost, born by property tax payers typically, will be greatly reduced.

      Ragspierre in reply to Curle. | February 21, 2016 at 10:52 am

      But Curle, you go where nothing I wrote was even suggested, and you use “The Atlantic” for a source authority.

      First, I am FOR moving illegal aliens out of the country.

      But, SECOND, illegal aliens DO pay property taxes, ya moron. The cost of rent HAS to include the cost of property taxes, or the real estate owners LOSE their property. ALSO many illegal aliens OWN property.

      THIRD, in states such as my Texas, illegal aliens DO PAY sales taxes. Nobody who buys anything here avoids them.

      Not that any of that has to do with entitlements for US citizens, which will break us…and soon. Ya moron.

        If you imagine that Juan, his wife and five kids packed into a house or apt. renting for $500 per month cover anything near their costs in property taxes you are more delusional than I previously thought. And, of course, if you knew anything at all, and I mean absolutely anything at all, about municipal financing you’d know that school districts and municipal planners view these people like the plague (just as AZ did) because they are, and everyone acknowledges that they are, an incredible revenue drain. The enormity of the revenue drain explains AZ’s valiant and persistent efforts to reduce their illegal immigrant populations. BTW – this stuff has been documented for decades now and has never changed.

        Here’s just one recent article on the phenomenon in just one jurisdiction. A $2.4 BILLION hit caused by illegal immigration.

        The amazing thing is not so much the breathtaking nature of your ignorance. It is the pride you take in being ignorant.

          nordic_prince in reply to Curle. | February 21, 2016 at 2:59 pm

          You forgot a tiny detail – not only do Juan and his five-kid family live in that house, so do another two or three families. Drive by one of these places sometime and count how many dish antennae there are, or how many junkers are parked in the driveway and/or on the street. It’s no surprise that illegals pay about as much attention to zoning ordinances as they do to immigration laws.

          So, yeah, it’s bad and getting worse.

          Ragspierre in reply to Curle. | February 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm

          I’m sorry, Curle, I don’t dialog with morons.

          OF COURSE they cover their property taxes, idiot! NO taxing agency I know of counts occupancy. You are SUCH an idiot!

          They may not, by your loopy thinking, pay for the costs of their childrens education, but THAT is ANOTHER question.

          There are a LOT of childless people who make that argument; “Why should I pay taxes to educate someone’s brats?” That we could debate.

          STILL…and AGAIN…TOTALLY off the point I made; ENTITLEMENTS for US citizens will break us soon. And T-rump is so addled he thinks they will be paid for by making more money from a COMMAND economy. He can’t. They have to be CUT.

          Ragspierre in reply to Curle. | February 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm

          While we’re on the subject of colossal economic stupidity, have you given ANY thought to the effect on the US housing market when Der Donald suddenly rounds up several million people, voiding millions of leases and rental agreements, and dumping millions of homes on the market?

          I have.

          If it’s done over a period of years, it is a tractable problem, per Cruz. It’s a cost we just have to recognize and bear.

          Remember, moron, you attacked me.

    DuraMater in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Donald Trump never provides details on his tax plan even if he were to be asked to do so because he likely hasn’t read it. I have and so have the wonky bean counters at tax It was alluded to by female moderator in one of the recent debates and evidently zoomed over peoples heads. Rags is right. Even with the most optimistic off sets, the federal deficit will be $10-12Trillion over ten years.

    Maybe Trump supporters need to take off that silly hat. It could be restricting cerebral blood flow needed for reasoning.

    janitor in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Rags, Cruz isn’t an option because he can’t win.

    So unless you’re pushing for little sweaty prevaricating not-too-bright opportunistic establishment-spox empty-suit Rubio, I don’t the hatred.

      Ted Cruz is a winner. Trumph voters are not.

      gmac124 in reply to janitor. | February 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      “Rags, Cruz isn’t an option because he can’t win.”

      This is where I believe you have it backwards. Cruz would bring together all of the Republican AND conservative votes. The conservatives wouldn’t be voting for libertarians and write ins they would vote for Cruz. What Trump has right now is crossover appeal with Democrats. The Democrats won’t support Trump in the general and conservatives will write-in. I for one will never vote for Trump.

Nothing at all wrong with any of those objectives posted on the good honest older no-frills truck. Great ideas – much needed!

Can’t wait until Trump starts line item veto slashing on his first budget (he will demand one).

Trump will cut the PC cr4p like studying h0mos3xual fruit flies on the Amazon river and all such nonsense and huge pork outlays to crony donors.

Unlike Obama, he can do the math and read balance sheets.

Trump will also make the lazy legislators read every d4mned line of every bill.

Great Day A Coming. (enjoy the Trump-ets!)

    “Can’t wait until Trump starts line item veto slashing on his first budget (he will demand one).”

    Somebody is really counting unhatched chickens.

      janitor in reply to Valerie. | February 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Such as nonsense such as “abolishing the IRS”? Or tax plans that no president can be held to because even simple tax schemes are complicated and Congress does them. Says this tax lawyer. Just passing a law that bridges the changes from the current tax code with respect to which people have vested interests such as rollovers of home sales, carryovers and carrybacks, extensions, collections, pending issues, delayed returns, etc. etc. etc. would be a huge headache.

        Ragspierre in reply to janitor. | February 21, 2016 at 12:34 pm


        “The totally corrupt tax code (that I make a good living from) can’t be done away with because it’s too corrupt and…stuff. It’s nonsense to even think about it.”

          janitor in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

          Because Cruz also has such pull getting things done in Congress?

          And abolish the IRS? By what, some kind of re-naming?

          Not saying totally revising the tax code and implementing an alternative is not possible, but it still would require massive amounts of legislation, way-delayed start dates, loads of court cases, and huge bureaucracy expenditures. Not to mention the immense amount of time consumed in Congress — while more pressing issues such as border security, national security and a host of other things get short shrift.

          Let’s just get realistic.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm

          “Just forget about that ‘real reform’ stuff. It would be too h-a-r-d.

          Besides, my rice bowl…!”

          janitor in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm

          I confess that I’m really torn up about these raving anti-Trump threads by the Cruz set here. I don’t want to do a tit-for-tat anti-Cruz, but you all need to wake up.

          If you want to see no reform, business and usual, and pull down your pants and bend over for a good GOPe-uniparty ___-over, keep fantasizing about Cruz while they boost their tool Rubio.

          I like the below article, because it not only talks about Gang of Eight, but also gives some insight into his M.O. Should be read by everyone who thinks Marco is the alternative to Cruz, rather than Trump:

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2016 at 1:12 pm

          If YOU want to see “business as usual”, you have a proven, demonstrated pattern.

          Iowa, and the crony capitalist sell-out by Mr. Establishment.

          It was predictable and predicted. He’ll do it MORE. It’s who he IS. It’s as simple as that.

          janitor in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2016 at 1:22 pm

          Oh please. Right now, this is not just a forefront issue.

          Choose your battles.

          Trump didn’t “sell out” anything. Trump has absolutely no interests in or ties to the corn producing industries.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm

          You are irrational. Simply gone.

    Ragspierre in reply to Uncle Samuel. | February 21, 2016 at 9:34 am

    “I bet I know what this guy’s hat looks like”

    Yep. Tin foil.

    So many impossible fantasies…so little relationship to reality…

      Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      OK, down-thumbers…

      1. unc is our resident “9/11 truther”

      2. would Der Donald have a line-item veto?

      3. who proposes a budget?

      4. what power would ANY POTUS have to “demand” a budget from a co-equal branch of government?

      5. what power would ANY POTUS have to “demand” anyone in a co-equal branch of government read ANY-flucking-THING?

      I mean, UNLESS one proposes that Der Donald have dictatorial powers AND that nothing in the budgetary process set out in the Constitution should have any meaning…

      EVERYTHING unc fantasizes about is loopy, tin-foil hat material.

    “Great Day A Coming. (enjoy the Trump-ets!)”

    Did you seriously just link to a gospel song? To promote TRUMP?

    May I recite the lyrics for you? We sing it in church choir.

    There’s a great day coming,
    A great day coming;
    There’s a great day coming by and by,
    When the saints and the sinners
    Shall be parted right and left,
    Are you ready for that day to come?


    There’s a sad day coming,
    A sad day coming;
    There’s a sad day coming by and by,
    When the sinner shall hear his doom:
    Depart, I know you not!
    Are you ready for that day to come?

Trump has said nothing about cutting government spending. There’s nothing in any of his platforms that implies he’s going to cut government spending. In fact most of “his” “plans” would INCREASE government spending.

It’s just that he’s promising his marks that “someone else” is going to pay for it all.

    You obviously don’t watch Trump speeches very closely he talks about cutting government spending all the time. Cutting spending on EPA, Dept of Education, and eliminating fraud waste and abuse everywhere in government. Then he talks about growing the economy and jobs in this country so much that spending as a percentage of GDP will go down.

      Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | February 21, 2016 at 11:12 am

      And he’s going to do that with a COMMAND economy, just like the one Bernie Sanders LOVES.

      He’s said so, if you listen to his speeches and let yourself HEAR what he’s saying.

      He HATES market economics. He LOVES the Collective he’s always been part of and supported with his time, money, and celebrity. It’s just who he IS. To believe otherwise is the essence of delusion…especially when he’s TELLING YOU WHO HE IS.

        Those are your delusions and lies repeated by you constantly because you, like your patron saint of campaign lies about Trump Ted Cruz, think if you repeat your lies often enough somebody might believe you. But it isn’t working.

        Trump is the most conservative and best qualified on

        And Trade

        Rubio and Cruz both support obamatrade and have refused to answer senator Jeff Sessions trade agreement test questions. Neither Rubio or Cruz will build the Trump wall and both Rubio and Cruz are in the pocket of global corporations and mega donors that want huge increases in legal information so usa jobs can be given to foreigners.

          Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | February 21, 2016 at 2:15 pm

          These are just the lying-points that Gaghdad Bob Britt always chants.

          Nothing more or less.

          Britt has had to admit his little yellow god is not a conservative.

          He’s also had to admit he’s a profligate liar. Which, of course, he is.

          Cruz, in fact, and with Sessions killed ObamaTrade, but Britt will repeat his lies constantly.

          Look it up. Lies are all Collectivists have, and Britt is a Collectivist, as is Der Donald.

    DuraMater in reply to Murphy. | February 21, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Correct. Also, his tax plan has NO BALANCED BUDGET component.

Everyone should watch that. You’ll learn stuff. I sure did.

It is…

1. dated, and

2. with a definite POV

…but you can’t dismiss it out-of-hand, because it presents a lot of irreproachable facts.

    I would note before you waste your time that Ragspierre is incapable of telling the difference between actual facts and his many bullshit opinions.

    Irreproachable facts are his bullshit opinions he really really really wants to be true.

    Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I would note that I always leave it to people to read, watch, listen…whatever…and decide for themselves.

    It’s Bierhall Bullyboi Britt who tries to shut down information.

    Because he’s a goose-stepping facsict Collivist, who HATES liberty and freedom. But he does suck him some T-rump!

As for the picture and professor’s comment:

Love that truck. I also drive the great Ford F150. A great american made non Government Motors vehicle.

Love the message. What liberty loving conservative Trump supporter wouldn’t love that message.

Love the hat. I got mine in white with gold lettering. White is best color for tennis at the club.

Me? I just find the Trump-Cruz flame wars a bore and skip over them.