My meanderings about politics, LGBTQI COMMUNITY, space exploration, cars, cats, tech things and whatever else strikes my fancy. To the current occupant of the White House, we will not be taken into war on anyone's leash.
This has not been a really illustrious time for the gay community. Here in Los Angeles we are rocked by two scandals involving high-profile gay leaders. The mayor of West Hollywood, John Duran, someone I consider a friend is under investigation for sexual harassment in the gay men’s chorus of Los Angeles. One of the butler’s that has been so instrumental in getting people elected with a progressive slats is also under investigation for two deaths that happened in his home under the circumstances that involved crystal meth. And now we have Jussie Smollett.
I am torn. Fox in the end what he has done is hurting everyone that has ever been the subject of a hate crime. Even the simple gear of being called faget on the street is in my opinion I hate crime. It’s on the same level as having the n-word thrown at an African-American. He used his celebrity to enrich himself. She already was in the cast of a successful show on Fox. He wasn’t happy with how much he got paid then that’s the job for his agent to resolve. Having said then a sag-aftra agents in the 80s I know exactly how this works and contracts need to be negotiated. But you ain’t what he did is inexcusable. I’m sorry he has hurt everyone who has ever been damaged by a hate crime.
He has played into the hands of the current occupants of the White House. Trump tweeted about this incident but seemed to completely ignore the fact that a white supremacist member of the coast guard wanted to kill Progressive media journalists. Trump says that the New York Times is the enemy of the people and he doesn’t understand that his words resonate with his cult like followers.
Could it be that President Putin hurt Donald Trump by releasing the DNC emails? That’s what’s going around the news media. Rachel brings up a very good point that the news media is going to put a lot more pressure on Trump to prove that he doesn’t have ties with Russia. His tax returns could be a major point of contention with the American people. I know a lot of people believe that presidential candidates have been releasing their tax returns for ever. Actually the first one who did was Richard Nixon in his reelection. He did so under a lot of pressure and he started what has become accustomed but not a rule. The irony is that one of the major critics of Romney not wanting to release his tax returns was Donald Trump in 2012. Trump said not releasing his tax returns made Mitt Romney unsuitable for the presidency. And now the shoe is on the other foot. And is the shoe made in Russia? The American people have inquiring minds and they want an answer. I Believe In The End Donald Trump will release his tax returns and they will show him not to be as wealthy as he wants everyone to believe. Other smoking guns would be great but I’m not very hopeful.
Nothing seems to hurt this man. I heard several speakers at the Republican National Convention still say that he is still self funding. That’s a lie. So unless we have an email from hymn to Putin asking for them too look at the DNC servers I don’t think anything will stick. The Democrats need to win with hope and a Future that are children can believe in.
The IRS says that in fact he is being audited but there is absolutely no reason that he cannot release his income tax returns. He is hiding something. He may not be as rich as he says he is. He may be hiding his money overseas may be in China. I don’t know but for him to run for the highest office in the land he must release his taxes. Secretary of State Clinton and President Clinton have released their taxes back to 1992. And even Bernie Sanders released his taxes from last year, underwhelming. What are you hiding ducking Donald? Inquiring voters want to know. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/politics/article/Trump-won-t-release-tax-returns-Romney-says-7463079.php