I was disappointed when I was young and discovered that the “Ides of March” which sounded so mysterious was just the 15th of March. Major letdown.
The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae, Late Latin: Idus Martii) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC.
I didn’t know Julius Caesar, he wasn’t a friend of mine and although I do dislike murder, although not disappointed that a bunch of Senators did it, I wasn’t totally devastated. He was kind of a dictator and he was about to throw over his wife of many years for that slinky Egyptian Queen so…
Back to the Ides of March as a date in the here and now. What’s going on in our world on this eerie sounding date?
Last night seemed like Trump would have to beware today because Rachel Maddow had somehow obtained 2 pages of his tax returns from 2005 and was going to expose them, and supposedly him, on her program. The hate this woman exudes for all things Trump and the right is rabid. Not that the right and Trump are the same thing because many times they are not.
Any way it was kind of a Geraldo in Capone’s vault type fizzle. Trump released the forms before her program.
Earlier we reported that Rachel Maddow was breathlessly going to reveal Trump taxes on her show tonight at 9PM.
What we’ve got is from 2005… the President’s 1040 form… details to come tonight 9PM ET, MSNBC.
Donald Trump just released his tax returns before Rachel Maddow. I repeat, Donald Trump just released his tax returns before Rachel Maddow.
I am no Trump fan and I am certainly no Maddow fan. This is, IMHO, just more of the same silly media determined to take Trump down. Somehow – Someway.
What they thought the taxes would reveal I don’t know. But all it revealed is that he paid nearly 39 million in taxes on $150,000,000. Big scandal? Big nothing.
MSNBC is being laughed at this morning. Rachel Maddow’s triumph is sadly – not.
The truth about Trump’s taxes, as we now know it, is quite the opposite of the MSM’s Narrative. In a single year (2005), Trump made a whopping $153 million. On top of that, he paid $36.5 million in taxes, which, according to the AP, is an “effective tax rate of 25%.” As Matt Drudge is currently pointing out, that puts Trump’s tax rate well above that of millionaire Barry Obama’s (19%), well above socialist Bernie Sanders’ (13%), just over Joe Biden’s (23%), and above that of the massive multinational corporation, Comcast, that owns MSNBC (24%).
Then we have this:
President Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning to comment on a wide range of issues, from Rachel Maddow releasing his tax returns to his travel schedule.
Maddow teased having Trump’s tax returns on Twitter before her show Tuesday evening,
But the two pages from 2005 turned out to be a nothing burger.
Maddow claimed the returns were “handed to” the reporter who gave them to her after turning up “the other day in his mailbox.”
Trump also commented on a music video of rapper Snoop Dogg assassinating a clown version of him.
“Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!”
I have to agree with Trump about the Snoop Dogg video. Although leave it to Trump to mention a “failing career.”
The outcry and outrage if someone had dared a video exactly the same except with Obama in it would have been enormous.
Donald Trump is not the first, nor will he be the last to point out the different standards about what is permissible depending on whether the media likes the person portrayed in the video or not. Personally the clown I would like to see assassinated, in a video only of course, is Snoop Dogg who actually is a criminal. Here’s a link to his criminal past: http://foodforthought-7.blogspot.com/2011/04/history-of-snoop-doggs-criminal-record.html
I personally have always found Rap and it’s vile lyrics, well vile. And criminals like Snoop Dogg are despicable. People that celebrate this man’s music are as vile as he is IMO. I know there is no accounting for taste but really…
And finally Ben Shapiro chimes in on the ongoing scandal in New York and it’s misguided, to say the least, idea that there needn’t be literate teachers. Or something like that.
On Monday, the New York Board of Regents announced that it would dump the Academic Literacy Skills Test. They didn’t dump the test, which was designed to test teachers on reading ability in order to raise standards, because there was anything wrong with the test per se. They dumped it because too many minority teachers were failing it.
One of the members of the task force that looked at the teacher certification tests, Professor Leslie Soodak of Pace University, said, “Having a white workforce really doesn’t match our student body anymore.” And it turns out that, according to ABC News, 54 percent of Hispanics and 59 percent of blacks who took the test failed it on the first try, as opposed to just 36 percent of whites. Does that mean the test was racist? Not at all – a federal judge in New York, not exactly a bastion of conservatism, ruled that the test was fine. But that wasn’t enough for the state of New York, where it’s more important that your teacher is black than that your teacher can read and understand material well.
If nothing else exemplifies the idea of the the Ides of March being a dangerous time I don’t know what would. Because denying black children a decent education in order to protect black teacher’s is not only stupid beyond belief, it is dangerous.
Or perhaps not to liberals. After all an educated and informed population would reject them and their lack of honesty, integrity and care for the well-being of the public.