I Have Seen The Donald’s Tax Returns. Believe Me.

An ‘extremely credible source has called my office and told me that they wanted to show me The Donald’s returns. I know a lot of you will want to know the source. I’ll answer that question at the right time. I just don’t want to answer it yet.

I immediately got in contact with @RealOmarSherriffJoeSchmo with his successful Clown Car Posse investigation to determine if they were a fake.

I was worried the tax returns “cannot survive judicial scrutiny” because of “phantom numbers”.

But they’re real. Believe me.

I have people who have been studying his returns and they can’t believe what they’re finding. He spent $2 million in legal fees trying to get away from this issue, and if it weren’t an issue, why wouldn’t he just solve it? I wish he would because if he doesn’t it’s one of the greatest scams in the history of politics and in the history, period.

And it’s not just me-many people are saying he should have released his returns himself. Via @Breitbarf–why doesn’t The Donald release his returns?

Furthermore I’ve decided not to apologize for on the so-called “tax-return issue” and–take the offensive! As I’ve said, many, many times…I really wanted him to show his returns. I knew there was something on those returns that he doesn’t like.

Even though The Donald is petrified of the tax return issue, and continues to go on the offensive himself, he started it by not releasing the long form of his taxes. Don’t blame me.

And not for nothing- amidst all the HRC health hoopla the media has gone silent on his tax returns. Double standard!

I know The Donald is going to HIT BACK AT MY TAX RETURN RANT and point out that I USED TO BE A LOT MORE INTELLIGENT. It’s a real problem.

People should be proud of the fact that I got a hold of his returns, which I miraculously found. It should surprise no one they were hidden in a book.

Anyway…although I would like to give you a closer look at his returns, I can’t because he has more lawyers than I.

Always remember, I was the one who got to see The Donald’s tax returns, or whatever they were! I feel I’ve accomplished something really, really important, and I’m honored by it. You have to ask the Presidential Candidate, why didn’t he do it a long time ago?…It is rather amazing that it all of a sudden materializes.

But now I’m off that subject. Period. I finished it. You know what I mean. You know what I mean.

 

 

 

I’m over The Donald. 

This election year is truly awful. I have to keep reminding myself that due to the magic of the InterWeb, we not only have more information, we have more misinformation. (I don’t know why my brother bothered with all those years of med school. Apparently all you need to know about medicine can be found on Google.) And it’s a funny thing-I’m not so sure having more information is helpful to electing Presidents. I keep wondering if Reagan would have been elected in the age of Twitter. 

It may not be that the candidates are the worst ever. It may just be that we know more about the candidates than we ever have before. 

Having said that, I have wasted an extraordinary amount of time puzzling over how The Donald got the GOP nomination, and once he did, what we were going to do about it. IT DISTURBS ME. I’m someone who likes to come up with solutions to problems, and the candidacy of Donald Trump is a problem. Which I certainly can’t solve. 

I have come to two conclusions after months of mumbling to myself, writing, fretting, and insomnia over his campaign. 

1) He got the nomination because he figured out the way to win was to appeal to our collective reptilian brain. The Donald resides in the right hemisphere of our amygdala. That is all. 

2) I am done, over, kaput, fini with pretending in any way that his candidacy for President should be taken seriously. It’s just ridiculous. If you’re voting for him, my response to you is…come on. Get the eff out of here. If you are a thinking person, who has access to other news channels than Fox, there’s no way you can do it. You may PRETEND to vote for him. I understand. You’re a loyal Republican. But once you step in that voting booth there is no way in hell you’re going to vote for that ridiculous man. 

Like a toddler having a tantrum, I think we must cease giving him any attention. It only makes the screaming worse, gives him more fuel. It’s time to give this ass-hat who’s too stupid to realize how dangerous he has become the cold shoulder. 

We need to ask ourselves why we are giving this big brat our ear. He is truly not worthy of our attention. Here’s a few reasons why:

1) He’s not a serious person. We need a serious person to be President. 

2) He takes himself seriously. He lacks self-deprecation. This, given his life choices, is quite alarming. 

3) He is ostentatious and has poor taste. Taste counts. 

4) He’s a con. It’s common knowledge in the New York real estate world what a bullshit artist he is. (I have an impeccable source on this). 

5) He is a truly terrible businessman. It takes a real genius to lose money owning a casino. 

6) He has never held office. A city councilman has more experience governing than he.

7) He’s running on the principle that his experience in business will be enough to run the country. I shouldn’t have to say that running a business and governing a country are two different matters. There isn’t a CEO in the world who has to deal with the House and Senate. 

8) He doesn’t grasp how our government works. 

9) This deportation business. Look. We have precedent for this. Just ask what happened when Georgia and Alabama tried it. We need these workers. They account for about a third of our agricultural work force. 

10) He doesn’t like to read. Which means he is driven by hearsay. 

11) His vocabulary is appalling. 

12) His foundation which bears his name has not received any funds from him since 2009. He paid a campaign contribution of $25,000.00 to a candidate in Florida who was going to bring a lawsuit against him. Out of his charitable foundation. No. 

13) Trump University 

14) Trump Steaks 

15) The Miss Universe pageant. 

16) HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT. Wow. Sad. 

17) Three marriages are not a sign of good decision making. Ask anyone who’s been married three times. They’ll tell ya. 

18) The “my wife is hotter than your wife” crap he pulled with Ted Cruz is reflective of the temperament of a 12-year old. 

19) He won’t release his tax returns. Honestly. Please remember that this is the man who said he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose any supporters. I guess he considers his tax returns a bigger liability than a murder charge. 

20) He is petty. He sweats all the small stuff. Who has time for a crisis in the Gulf if you’re smarting over a personal insult?

I’m getting tired now. This list is endless and I feel I’m just getting started.

So I’m going to stop. I’m just over it. I’m over him. He’s not worth my consideration or yours. Don’t worry about him. Just worry about supporting the Democratic ticket, from the Presidency to the House. Put your energy into making sure people turn out to vote. This will take care of the stone in our shoe. 

The only way to make America great again is to wait out this clown, so he will disappear from our political landscape. Truly, we cannot be a self-respecting nation by pretending he’s a real player.  #ignore

Retraction: Michael Moore’s Deleted Tweet (was not Michael Moore’s)

I wrote the post below last night and am leaving it as is because it’s important I am as accountable as I wanted Michael Moore to be. 

First of all, I made a mistake and owe Michael Moore an apology. I’m thankful I wrote it late last night and then was awake so early that so far less than 40 people have viewed it. 

 I suppose it’s important to let you know how I got here. 

There was a tweet, alright, on MM’s feed, that criticized the HRC pneumonia story as being “unbelievable”. I was shocked MM would write such a thing. Then the tweet disappeared, which spurred me on to start asking questions and writing this blog. 

I did ask other people about it who had also responded to the tweet, reaching out to them via Twitter. I asked three people and two got back to me. Both of them seemed to have remembered it as I did. One told me they thought he was back pedaling due to our criticism of him. Also, I reached out to someone who knows Twitter well, and was told that he probably edited it. 

I was further confused because as I CERTAINLY thought I was responding to MM as the author, I had called him “Surgeon General Moore” in my response. It got over 90 likes and 15 retweets, and I thought all of those people were as irritated at his criticism of her as I. 

But the thing that kept me up last night is that I don’t believe Twitter allows editing, and couldn’t understand how a response I made to it was now under a different tweet. So around 4:30 this morning, I started looking at screenshots of my response again. Then I compared them to other responses. Then, I got a terrible sinking feeling in my gut. 

Here’s what I think may have happened:

When I look at the screenshot, my response has two different handles to whom I’m responding…@—- and @MMFlint. “@—-” was someone involved in the Twitter Storm around this tweet who took offense to my response…namely, that people shouldn’t use Google to make a health diagnoses. 

“@—-” blocked me at some point. As I’ve said, I’m new to Twitter, but the thing about being blocked is you can no longer see their tweets. 

So what I think happened is this guy wrote the tweet. I responded to a tweet on MM’s feed that was written by someone else. I really had a hard time believing this, because I remember seeing MM’s handle and picture on it. But memory isn’t perfect, obviously. 

The old adage about waiting a day to send an email should really be applied to publishing a blog. 

What I most regret is accusing MM of manipulating his account. Now. It could be that MM deleted the tweet himself, but who cares, it’s his right. Either way, the only way this makes sense to me is that he did not author the tweet. 

The other irony here is I made some extremely snarky comments about other user’s reading comprehension, when it’s clear I’m the one who needs better reading comprehension.

So, again, I apologize to Michael Moore. Although my husband told me I should know with 100% certainty I was wrong before writing a retraction, I think it’s more important that I’m pretty sure I was wrong and get this updated before 7 am. 

To say that I feel like a jackass, who has become everything she can’t stand about everyone she criticizes, is a gross understatement.

I really wish I had examined the handles at the beginning of my response from the very start, but it  just didn’t occur to me until too late. This is a perfect example of examining evidence exactly the wrong way, and risking damaging someone’s reputation as a result.  

Below, the original example of my self-righteousness.

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Michael Moore manipulated his Twitter account and I am on a rampage.

First of all, Michael Moore and I are both in the same camp, politically. So it’s not my favorite thing to call bullshit on someone for whom I have respect. I’m sure there are those who will say, he deleted a tweet, so what, it’s his account. But if I am demanding the truth from the GOP, I have to insist upon some truthiness from the Dems.

It’s a convoluted story. Bear with me.

Last night a tweet from Moore came up on my feed. I did not take a screenshot of it. It never occurred to me I needed one. I don’t remember exactly how it was worded. I do know he called the HRC pneumonia story unbelievable, and I think he mentioned something (about her health) had been going on for months.

My response to this tweet was:

“Oh COME ON! Her doctor declares she has pneumonia and you say it’s unbelievable? Thanks, Surgeon General Moore. WTF?”

Although Michael Moore never got back to me, I found myself in my first minor Twitterstorm. I got a lot of likes and retweets, but was also inundated with comments from a lot of people who seem to have impaired reading comprehension. If you want to see the whole shitstorm, my Twitter handle is @LizardGrey, and his is @MMFlint.

Then, I noticed that MM’s original tweet was gone. This was confusing, as people were still replying to my response. So I asked MM where the original tweet went.

No response.

Also, my response was now attached to a tweet which was NOT the one to which I had responded. Now my reply, and several others who responded to original tweet, is listed under this, which I believe was his first tweet about the subject:

“Well, pneumonia. That’s serious. Campaign kept it hidden Fri/Sat/Sun. No wonder the crazies get traction. Dems are pros at losing elections.”

Now how did that happen? I’m new to Twitter, but didn’t think tweets could be edited.

Furthermore, I went to his page and saw several lovey-dovey tweets in support of HRC and condemnation of those condemning her. Yet no mention of his deleted, critical tweet.

Now wait just one minute here. I find myself receiving tweets from KKK members and Bernie or Busters screaming their heads off at me, but the tweet that started this firestorm in the first place is gone. And I’m not the only one. There were several people involved in this response to his original tweet who also took issue with it.

The last straw was when I saw this headline on Raw Story late this afternoon.

“Michael Moore blasts hateful people chasing Hilary Clinton about her health in brilliant smack down”

Well, well. Yes he did. After I, and several other members of Twitter, ripped him a new one. Of course his original tweet was not included.

So I emailed Sarah K. Burris, who reported the story, and sent her screenshots of our responses to his missing tweet, and told her the story. That was at 4:23 pm today. She hasn’t gotten back to me. It’s 9:13 pm.

Several times I asked MM on Twitter where his missing tweet went. He doesn’t follow me, so maybe he didn’t see my query.

But this is what I wish had happened, and honestly, what I expect of someone who is a journalist.

I wish he had tweeted something like: “I wrote a stupid tweet about HRC’s health which I now truly regret.” That’s all.

But by manipulating his account to look like he did no such thing, he may not be misrepresenting himself…he changed his mind, ok…but he misrepresents ME. My reply was not to the tweet he has now posted. And I don’t like being misrepresented.

Come on, Michael. I know you are better than this.

Also…In my phone I have screenshots of the responses to his original tweet. I am unclear about whether I can post them legally. So I’m not. But as of right now they are on Twitter, on his and my account.

This whole thing…I could have ignored it, and not criticized someone who supports the same candidate that I do. But it’s just not in my nature. Also, I know there are going to be people who run with this and say ridiculous things about HRC’s health. However if I have learned anything from my short time on Twitter, it’s that people see what they want, have their own agendas, and respond accordingly. I do wish that kind of nonsense would stop.

Although I’m not sorry I’m writing this, I’m very sorry there’s a need for me to do so.

#ImWithHer