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Bernie Sanders, Socialist, Do What I Say, Not What I Do

Like most socialists, Bernie loves to denigrate those who are successful and yet is perfectly fine with pulling in seven figures a year and owning three houses (how’s that for carbon footprint) for himself.  Of course my question is, what the hell did he do to warrant such income?  Oh, write a book championing “Our Revolution” and socialism.  What a great guy this bastard Bernie, TURD.

From breitbart.com dated 6/5/2017 by Penny Starrs entitled, “Bernie Sanders, the Senator Who Hates Rich People, Made More Than $1 Million Last Year”

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has always slammed people who are successful and enjoy wealth and the lifestyle it facilitates and that it is not right that they have more than the folks who are not successful and have fewer assets as a result — rhetoric that was ramped up when he was a candidate in the 2016 presidential campaign.

But recent reports by the media in his home state and also national reports reveal that while Sanders is not among his most-hated category of the top 1% of the nation’s wealthiest, he is not one of the less fortunate or even the Middle Class.

“Thanks in large part to his successful foray into authorship, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made more than $1 million in 2016,” the Vermont outlet Seven Days reported. “That’s according to his latest U.S. Senate financial disclosure, which he filed Sunday after receiving a 20-day extension.”

The Seven Days piece, published on Sunday and written by political columnist John Walters, states that a large chunk of that income came from a $795,000 advance for his best-selling book, “Our Revolution.”

Sanders also got $63,750 for an upcoming book, “Bernie Sanders’ Guide to Political Revolution,” a publication aimed at young readers and co-authored with Kate Waters, according to Seven Days. And Sanders received $6,735 in royalties for his 1997 memoir “Outsider in the House,” Seven Days reported.

“That’s more than $865,000 for peddling his working-class ideas,” Walters wrote. “Not bad.”

Add in an additional $2,521 Sanders earned last year in royalties from his 1987 spoken-word folk album, “We Shall Overcome.”

“Senate rules do not require members to report their government salaries on their annual disclosures, but all rank-and-file members earn $174,000 a year. That, combined with the more than $878,000 Sanders reported in his filing, puts the democratic socialist’s 2016 payday at roughly $1,052,000,” Seven Days reported.

And he actually made more, but it’s uncertain how much more:

“In addition to his take-home pay, publisher St. Martin’s Press paid all expenses on Sanders’ national book tour last November and December, which took him to 12 states and the District of Columbia. Disclosure of the total was not required, and Sanders did not provide it.”

“Then there’s a batch of retirement mutual funds held in the name of his wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders,” the Seven Days piece states, adding that while “it’s impossible to ascertain the exact value of the retirement funds, but they are worth somewhere between $192,000 and $815,000.”

In the “liabilities” category, Sanders reports he has two mortgages — one worth between $250,001 and $500,000, the other worth between $100,001 and $250,000.

“Sanders’ most infamous real estate transaction — his 2016 purchase of a $575,000 lakefront home in North Hero — has been concealed behind an entity named the Islands Family Trust,” Seven Days reported. “In his Senate filing, Sanders discloses that he is “a co-trustee in a family trust created when we bought a summer home.”

Even with all these financial facts, there could be more to learn if Sanders released his tax returns, which he did not.

“During his 2016 presidential campaign, Sanders released only a summary of his 2014 tax return. As the fact-checking website PolitiFact noted, of all the candidates for president last year, ‘Sanders’ releases are less extensive than anybody’s but Donald Trump.’”

In an April article published by Newsweek entitled “Bernie Sanders Mocks Greedy Rich People, Is Also Rich,” the news about his summer home purchase was reported.

“Sanders and his wife, Jane, recently bought a summer home in Vermont on Lake Champlain to add to their houses in D.C. and Burlington, Vermont,” Newsweek reported. “Local magazine Seven Days reported in August the Sanders family paid about $600,000 for the lakefront home in North Hero, Vermont.

“We’ve traveled up to the islands many times over the years—almost always on day trips,” Jane O’Meara Sanders said about the summer home purchase. “We’ve been impressed with the North Hero community, eaten at the North Hero House and Shore Acres and have suggested them to friends who were looking for a beautiful place to stay or have dinner.

“St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte is my favorite church and it is nearby,” O’Meara Sanders said.


To Sanders’ Supporters: Subjugated by Socialism?

To Sanders’ Supporters: Subjugated by Socialism?

Posted On Apr 25 2016

Gray people living in gray houses having gray lives and gray destinations… Socialism is based on mediocrity. Anyone who excels, anyone with aspirations and individuality, anyone who dares challenge the order and demonstrates ability – is not welcome. Left-forward, march! Sing the International and be happy in the herd!

You can see this still, anywhere socialism is extant: China, for instance. Chinese students coming to the United States are devoid of imagination. They excel in math and memorization, but give them an essay topic – and they are like a stranded seaman on a raft without a paddle or sail. They sail with the wind.

Socialism is founded on conformity. It subjugates character and individuality, shaves off sharp edges and disciplines you whenever you diverge, refusing to toe the line. When I was in kindergarten, they used to take us out for a walk. We had a rope with regular knots on it and we had to hold the rope, arranged in pairs like little soldiers. We were not allowed to run or scatter. In high school, we all had military drill exercises in PE classes: turns, salutes, or simply standing in line – all in regular, precise order.

Perhaps that is what is needed when people do not appreciate their freedom? Perhaps, there is too much liberty in our modern capitalist world and people do not appreciate it? Perhaps, we all long for order and want to be drilled and commanded?

Our Founding Fathers gave US a Republic: the response is attributed to Ben Franklin at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, when queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation. Dr. James McHenry’s notes read: “A lady asked Dr. Franklin: ‘Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy.’ – ‘A republic,’ replied the Doctor ‘if you can keep it.’”

Indeed – our Freedom, if we can keep it!

The magnitude of Sanders’ supporters is truly astounding. They will argue that capitalism is evil – or at least so imperfect that we need socialism, or “more socialism.” They are persuaded that “we already have socialism” and point at the social security and Medicare as examples. Those government instituted redistribution plans have nothing to do with socialism though. They could not exist in socialism, because socialism takes from everyone and allots everyone the same: there is one plan for everybody. It is inconceivable to sue and get paid when injured, because government is the only insurer and you cannot sue the socialist government.

Plans like Medicare and social security are the advantages of market economy: hospitals and insurance companies still compete, although under the umbrella of state & federal governments. Some regulation is good, but not when it concerns the outcome or distribution. You can regulate where the crash barriers are, where the sidelines will be and where the goalposts are. You cannot regulate everything along one white line pole-to-pole – not unless you want to turn the whole state into a prison.

Imprisoned minds, imprisoned bodies. Socialists do not build walls to keep people out – but to keep them in. As someone who was arrested crossing the border to the Free World, strip-searched, cross-interrogated while machine guns were pointed at me in cross-lights of two lamps in an underground bunker by two KGB super-rats, subsequently jailed and publicly reprimanded, I have stories to tell…

To those who want more socialism, I would say: there is no perfect system or political arrangement. The best system is such which provides for most freedom, competition, self-determination and self-reliance. It is not socialism in any of its forms. Liberal democracy is not socialism. Democratic socialism is socialism. Social democracy is a term misapplied to liberal democracy by Sanders and other fanatics who want to mislead you. Social democracy is “social” only to the extent to which it is “liberal” and representative. Representative democracy may be called social democracy, but never democratic socialism. The latter is an oxymoron, because there is nothing democratic about socialism. Socialism is a system of government redistribution of everything: from your personal property to how much you are allowed to learn, to your healthcare.

Recently, I have been scornfully asked by a “Bernie” supporter who accidentally crossed my path: “What do you base it on? Yourself? Ha-ha!” Well, yes, my experience. What more do you want than the experience of someone who knows, who has been there? If you will not read the Animal Farm, 1984, Hayek and others… at least, pray to God, listen to someone who means well and knows better.

Socialism starts by instructing you what to say and when. You may not say anything against the Party. The next step is to make everybody belong to the Party, to “turn them.” Most will do it out of “free will,” because it will provide them with a more secure job, a position in a government agency or organization which depends on the system. Next, all opposition must be ridiculed and restricted, forced onto the Right Path. If they resist, they will suffer under the pressure of government Agencies: properties over $1mil must belong to the State or some larger cooperative under the state, taxes on everything which endangers the Party, for instance guns, corporate mergers, foreign imports which undermine “domestic” companies (those in close cahoots with the Party). You see, underground economy, bribes and corruption will be all that is left from free market under socialism…

The greatest paradox is that people will follow the idealist panderer to the grave – and beyond – with hope and trust that they are doing it to better humankind and make everyone better off, somehow more equal and fair and just… They call it “social justice,” but it is, in fact, “socialist justice.” In capitalism, people give freely for charitable causes which the market (market is people) determines worthy of support. In socialism, government gives equally to all causes it deems politically expedient. In capitalism, you may achieve true greatness, which is reflected by the appreciation of other people in your income and living standard. In socialism, only the Party is great; individuals have the same “equal” “social” value, thus they all deserve the same and will be allotted the same.

When Sanders calls for taxing Wall Street and that “Wall Street” will pay for everything – and his supporters blindly repeat it – they do not pause to think: What is Wall Street? A street? A corporation? What is it? Wall Street is a figure of speech, which refers to all US financial markets, similar to when we say Hollywood and we refer to the film industry. When Sanders says “Wall Street will pay for your college,” he is saying “U.S. financial markets will pay.” This means the free market economy will be taxed – every transaction on every good, every stock purchase or sale. Your parents and family who own stocks will own nothing, because it will all be “used by the government.” The goods will have to be more expensive because all companies will be taxed not twice (currently 40%) but three times: the government will determine the “final tax” or “value added tax” – the value? You may get something in the end, if you still want to go to college. But why would you, if everyone is paid the same and your job is secured – because everything is in some way tied to the Party and the Government? Go back to your gray house and be happy in your gray existence, you, gray mouse of socialism!

I am not making this up. I have been there before – and I ain’t going back!

Simply Because You Are White, You Can’t Know Poverty!

I don’t like doing two in a row on the same guy but Bernie has burned his chances with quite a few voters for his remark at the Tuesday night debate that “white people ‘don’t know’ poverty“. I am sure everyone but the ruling elite, whites included, will know poverty if Bernie is elected. That is what happens when socialism is instituted. Look at Venezuela for the latest example. As evidenced by his remark about the poor, I guess I can make the generalization that all socialists are idiots.

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So is Bernie saying that it is impossible for Blacks to not know poverty? Quite insulting to any number of well to do Blacks. Is it ignoring the plight of the poor whites, which constitute 11 percent of the population (U.S. Census Bureau)? Only Blacks live in ghettos? Really?!

The race card being misplayed by BS who is politically way over his head. As a user named CJ on Twitter so aptly put it, “Bernie can go f-k himself”.  And no, I do not find that offensive because that is EXACTLY what BS and socialists what to do to us.

Bernie Sanders, major TURD!

Bernie Good With Being Called a Communist

In October last year, Trump called Sanders a “socialist/communist”. In early February at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump called Sanders a communist.  To wit Sanders responded on 3/6/2016 saying, “…was one of the nicest things that he said about me.”

Really, Sanders?

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From 1917 to 1989, communist rulers — including Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong — killed almost 100 million people, according to the 1997 account, “The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression.”

Government is simply FORCE.  Sanders is good with that.

Which makes Sanders a TURD, again.

Bernie Sanders Floats to the Top

I have been wanting to do a Bernie Sanders piece for some time but with so many other TURDs out there it took a while for him to float to the surface.  I looked on-line for a picture of BS to use but did not find anything appropriate (there are absolutely no pictures of him with a background signifying his political bent), thus I took the time to put BS into the proper context.  So much for the sweet little ole gray haired grandfather type.

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BS is such a sh*t from so many perspectives I am not sure where to start and I will likely need a couple of posts to do him justice.

If you think Socialism (in any form) is such a great idea I suggest you look at Venezuela, Greece, Cuba, Denmark, China, Vietnam, etc.   Other countries which refer to themselves in some way as social democracies or democratic socialist nations  in their constitutions include:  “Bangladesh, India, North Korea, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. Noticeably absent from the list are European nations that are traditionally considered the models of democratic socialist countries. This may be because democratic socialism is more of an ideal than a specific practice.”  Great list.  Yeah, let’s make the U.S. like Venezuela!  Socialists spread misery throughout the country so if you think you are going to get something for nothing, better think again.

Here is a great article by Alexander Green, Chief Investment Strategist, The Oxford Club dated 2/19/2016 from the Investment U Daily entitled, “How a Vote for Sanders Is Like a Vote for Hitler”:

Lately, the economy has been weak and the stock market has acted hinky.

There are good reasons to believe this rough patch – like every correction and bear market of the past – is temporary and things will eventually get better.

But only if Americans don’t lose their collective minds and elect the “Democratic Socialist” from Vermont to the highest office in the land.

Some praise Sanders’ economic policies. (They were a big hit in Greece and Venezuela at first, too.)

But aside from economic prescriptions that even the left-leaning Washington Post calls “An Assault on Reality,” Sanders shares an unflattering trait with the former leader of the Third Reich.

Outrageous? Perhaps. But hear me out…

There is no event in modern history to compare with the Holocaust. Germans murdered 6 million innocent Jews. And would have murdered millions more had the Allies not stopped them.

Some folks want to believe this whole tragic affair was due to a few bad apples in the Nazi party.

Not so.

The Jews were systematically excluded from German economic life, kicked out of their homes, herded into ghettos, and loaded onto freight trains in the open, in broad daylight, under approving eyes and with the full knowledge of politicians, policemen, lawyers, judges, doctors, teachers, church leaders and everyday citizens.

Millions knew of the slaughter too. How could this happen?

Hitler convinced his people that Germany’s troubles were caused by just 1% of the population: the Jews.

In reality, of course, German Jews were a tremendous asset. They were hardworking and successful, particularly in business and finance. They were more highly educated, more affluent and more law-abiding than most, committing few crimes in relation to their numbers.

Yet Hitler projected every fear, anxiety and frustration onto them. He scapegoated them so successfully, in fact, that ordinary Germans began to detest them, even those who had never met a Jew.

(If any of this surprises you, read Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germansand the Holocaust by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen. And keep a stiff drink handy.)

Hitler was a monster. But his fundamental flaw was that he was a deluded and unrepentant bigot.

So is Bernie Sanders.

Sanders does not scapegoat an ethnic or religious minority, however. He scapegoats a financial one. He dislikes rich people.

Listen to a Sanders stump speech, and you’ll discover that folks with money are the bane of our existence. They have “fixed” the economy, corrupted politics, denied healthcare to millions, cheated the working class, shirked taxes, created shocking inequality and hoarded the wealth for themselves.

I must live in an alternate universe.

Most of the rich people I know stayed in school, studied hard, worked diligently, lived beneath their means, took big risks and often failed many times before they succeeded. They hire most of the workers and pay most of the taxes. The vast majority have never hired a lobbyist or bought a politician.

Moreover, every transaction I’ve ever had with a rich person was entirely voluntary.

My family and friends were happy to trade our money for billionaire Bill Gates’ operating system, billionaire Steve Jobs’ iPhone, billionaire Jeff Bezos’ one-click ordering, billionaire Oprah Winfrey’s books and TV shows, billionaire Larry Page’s search engine, billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s social media, and billionaire Warren Buffett’s money management, to name just a few.

Yet Sanders insists that economically successful people – that detestable 1% – are leading the country to rack and ruin.

And he likes to make it personal. On the campaign trail, he regularly brags, “I do not have millionaire and billionaire friends.”


Most of us don’t have billionaire friends. After all, according to Forbes there are only 536 of them in a nation of 319 million people.

But millionaires?

According to market research and consulting firm Spectrem Group, there are 10.1 million households in the U.S. with $1 million in net assets, excluding the value of their homes. (Include real estate equity and the number jumps by several million.)

Yet Sanders spits out “millionaires and billionaires” the way most of us throw around “robbers and thieves.”

If this seems alright to you, take a moment and consider a few similar statements:

  • I do not have black or brown friends.
  • I do not have gay or lesbian friends.
  • I do not have fat or ugly friends.
  • I do not have Muslim or Hindu friends.
  • I do not have Baptist or Catholic friends.
  • I do not have conservative or libertarian friends.
  • I do not have liberal or progressive friends.
  • I do not have Jewish or gypsy friends.

So, okay, Sanders is no Hitler. I know that. But he is a demagogue, one who is so intent on demonizing the rich and preaching class hatred that he does not even recognize the flagrant bigotry of his own words.

Nor, apparently, do the cheering crowds at his rallies. (Nor, we can assume, did the cheering crowds at Nuremberg.)

Nazi Germany never appreciated the tremendous value of an economically successful 1%. And Sanders doesn’t recognize the value of America’s most successful 1%.

Some voters will counter that they are not rich – and they are for Sanders.

Fine. But if they regularly save, invest and compound their money, they will wake up one day to find that Sanders is no longer for them.

Good investing,


Stay tuned for additional BS posts.  Bernie Sanders, TURD fur sure.