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Your tax dollars are building the religious right’s empire

Your tax dollars are building the religious right’s empire
Your tax dollars are building the religious right’s empire

And this is exactly why evangelicals are willing to turn a blind eye. No different than all the misdeeds from the megachurch leaders they've excused. They're just looking for a castle. And Trump can provide the HUGEST castle of them all.

You may have seen the ads for Liberty University Online and realized that this is the conservative Christian college headed by Trump defender Jerry Falwell Jr. What you probably didn’t realize is that your tax dollars have helped Falwell expand his empire.

And Falwell’s enterprise is not the only homophobic organization to benefit from the federal government. Focus on the Family has also worked the federal bureaucracy to ensure that it is now classified a church by the IRS.

An in-depth investigation by The New York Times and ProPubica found that Liberty University is now the second-largest online provider of online education, and it is relying on federal student loans and grants to fuel its growth. The upshot is that Liberty University is now a $1 billion enterprise, with the bulk of that revenue coming from taxpayer-funded sources.

When right-wingers talk about easy-to-get loans for useless degrees, it is once more an act of projection. They offer the most useless degrees of all.

I would never hire a liberty university grad.

I was raised in an Evangelical Christian high school from grades K-12. A lot of people I knew went to Liberty, despite the distance, and I knew at least 3 or 4 women who got their degree in "Home Management". Liberty University is not a real university. It's one step above Bob Jones University, where you can be expelled for holding hands with a person of the opposite sex on campus. It's a brainwash-continuation camp for Evangelical Christian high schools.

Mueller Says FBI Properly Searched Manafort's Storage Unit

Mueller Says FBI Properly Searched Manafort's Storage Unit

Manafort argued that the employee lacked authority to consent to the search. But the agent believed the worker could allow the warrantless search because he signed the lease, held a key, and had moved files into and out of the space, prosecutors argued in a filing in federal court in Washington.

You know you're Manafucked when you're trying to argue the person who signed the storage unit lease doesn't have permission to consent to a search of it.

Wants to have his cake and eat it too. A storage locker that’s not in his name, in order to distance himself from the location, while simultaneously possessing all the rights that come from it being in his name.

Can’t have both.

Nice try manafucker. not really.

This was a kind of interesting bit at the bottom;

In a separate filing, prosecutors urged the judge to deny Manafort’s request for a detailed statement of the charges against him, known as a bill of particulars.

They know once those particulars are given, the secrecy is obviously gone. I wonder if they want to tie up any loose ends around the charges before they have to be detailed publicly. That would mean possibly some big details coming. I guess they always are but at least here we have some timeframe, soonish.

Clever. He must have worked out this scheme with a lawyer, like Michael Cohen.

Sean Hannity is a 'welfare queen'

Sean Hannity is a 'welfare queen'

Fucking millionaire moocher class.

Seems like a good time for my frequent reminde:

Sean Hannity made 36 million dollars last year. His annual salary was estimated to be 24 million before last year.

He is the highest paid cable news personality in the US and possibly the world.

Sean Hannity is rich as fuck.

Socialism for the rich: No problem

Socialism for the poor: Get a job you worthless commie

Tonight on Hannity; instead of explaining himself Hannity will attack CNN and MSNBC.

And still Hannity takes part in Trump and Cohens' shady deals, seeking to hoard ever more for himself.

No sum will ever satisfy them.

There's no cure for the cancer of such greed.

White Judge Sentenced to Probation for Election Fraud in Same County Where Black Woman Received 5 Years

White Judge Sentenced to Probation for Election Fraud in Same County Where Black Woman Received 5...

Everyone is missing the point. Texas is trying to make black people with previous criminal records (felony or not) think twice before voting. How many black people are gonna hesitate before turning up at the polls now because they aren't entirely sure if they can legally vote due to a previous record? I'm sure they'll be quit a few who don't show up because they aren't 100% sure but don't want to risk 5 years in jail.

Right now there is a black woman sitting in prison, reading about a Texas judge who was found guilty of the same crime that she committed. She probably noticed that the judge was sentenced to 5 years probation in the same county that a sentenced her to 5 years in jail. More than likely, she also noticed that she was black and the judge who was found guilty of turning in fake signatures to secure a spot in the Republican primary was white.

So the system worked as designed. A rich man paid to get out of jail and a colored woman is in jail.

We live in a country where slavery is allowed under the 13th amendment and for profit prisons issue qoutas to local governments for the amount of slaves prisoners they need to keep the prison stocked and running profitably. Then the corporate prisons turn around and use their profits to bribe lobby politicians for harsher sentences to keep the jails full and incentivise building new prisons.

We don't have a justice system in this country. We have a legal sytem that entraps poor people and minorities and occasionally doles out justice to a few random victims.....

Yeah, but what the black woman did was an honest mistake, the Judge made a deliberate effort to cheat the system. So it's only fair that his sentence is lighter to match his lighter skin color.

Best comment I have read today.

Trump Told Comey He Wasn’t in Moscow Long Enough to Make a Pee Tape. He Lied.

Trump Told Comey He Wasn’t in Moscow Long Enough to Make a Pee Tape. He Lied.
Trump Told Comey He Wasn’t in Moscow Long Enough to Make a Pee Tape. He Lied.

A huge tactic for Trump supporters is to dumb down the Dossier to claim it's only about "pee tape" and that lack of evidence invalidates everything else (corruption, collusion, coverups and more). If there's evidence the event happened or at least COULD'VE happened after clear lying from the President, I don't know how they use that argument anymore.

They will, of course, I just don't know how yet because I don't have a head full of spiders.

I love that Trump's method of dealing with this is to lie about small aspects of it first. Really establishes the credibility.

Exactly. This matters not because it proves that the tape exist (it doesnt prove that), but because it proves that trump is lying about it.

Hell, a month ago they were telling me that it was all obviously false because Cohen's passport cover debunked the whole thing.

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