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orlbucfan

T and R, jcb!!🐋☮️😊👍

magsview

“latest effort”? I’d say last gasp effort!

magsview

magsview

“the progressive lane that was so crowded then has, uh, emptied.”

magsview

Of course Adams was quick to attack her, but it doesn’t sound like Wiley was much bothered:

It’s hard not to get caught up in this race, even though I live in CT!

magsview

Those rich bastards can be so hypocritical!

polarbear4

polarbear4

magsview

I will preface by reminding that I do not live in NYC, so therefore should probably shut my mouth, but this is the stuff that really makes you think that losing a few NYC cops due to slight defunding would probably not have much, if any, effect on crime levels.

I remember how that poor Eric Garner died surrounded by 12 police officers for selling loosies, depriving NYC of a tiny, itsy-bitsy, amount of taxes.

By imposing excise taxes almost 20 times as high as those collected in a state that’s a four-hour drive away, legislators invited the sort of entrepreneurial activity that got Garner into legal trouble. Something like half of the cigarettes sold in New York City are smuggled from lower-tax jurisdictions.

From Garner’s perspective, he was performing a valued service for his neighbors by helping them avoid the country’s heaviest cigarette taxes. From the city’s perspective, he was depriving politicians of their cut, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000 or up to a year in jail.

Crappy link, but you all know the story.

polarbear4