Donald Trump Would Push Debt To Highest Level In U.S. History, Report Says

Making America great again — by running up huge IOUs.

You could read the report from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget or their executive summary or the synopsis at Huffington Post, but you’re a Biteme reader and want it reduced to “25 words or less,” so here goes:

Hillary Clinton’s policies are fiscally risky, but no riskier than where we’re currently heading. Trump’s policies will drive us zooming over the cliff. Yee haw!

Source: Donald Trump Would Push Debt To Highest Level In U.S. History, Report Says

If you’re driving in Oklahoma, leave your prepaid cards at home

If the Oklahoma Highway Patrol stops you, they can now swipe your prepaid card and take all your money on the spot.

The gizmo they’re using is called an ERAD or Electronic Recovery and Access to Data machine.

Is there a cause for worry here? Not really. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. John Vincent,  “If you can prove that you have a legitimate reason to have that money, it will be given back to you.”

Source: OHP Uses New Device To Seize Money During Traffic Stops

Hat tip to: Lowering the Bar

Catholic League President celebrates defeat of Child Victims Act

In a vitriolic message emailed to his supporters, Catholic League President Bill Donohue celebrated the defeat of the Child Victims Act that would have made it easier for kid sex abuse victims to seek justice. He blasted the legislation as ”a vindictive bill pushed by lawyers and activists out to rape the Catholic Church.”

There are reasonable arguments to be made both in favor and against extending the statute of limitations in such cases, but Donohue can bite me.

Source: Catholic League President celebrates defeat of Child Victims Act – NY Daily News

Florida county employee: Pride flag creates ‘hostile’ environment

In the days after the Orlando nightclub massacre, one county worker in Florida said she didn’t feel safe at work — because of a pride flag.

This actually raises an interesting question: What makes for a “hostile work environment”? Is there an objective standard? Is it whatever makes an employee uncomfortable? Maybe Kevin Underhill will supply an answer.

Source: Florida county employee: Pride flag creates ‘hostile’ environment

Congresswoman Who Used To Receive Welfare Wants To Drug Test Rich People Who Get Tax Breaks

“I would love to see some hedge fund manager on Wall Street who might be sniffing a little cocaine here and there to stay awake realize that he can’t get his $150,000 worth of deductions unless he submits to a drug test.”

When it comes to drug abuse, “There are no boundaries with regard to class or race,” she said. “If these poor people who are entitled to SNAP for survival are required to be drug tested, then certainly those people who claim $150,000 or more in tax deductions should be subjected to the same in order to receive this benefit from the government.”

Source: Congresswoman Who Used To Receive Welfare Wants To Drug Test Rich People Who Get Tax Breaks

Bradley Tusk searching for a patsy to run against de Blasio

Ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s former campaign manager is running a new campaign — to unseat his boss’ nemesis Mayor de Blasio.

You heard it right. Tusk, who represents Uber, the PBA, and FanDuel, wants to help pick New York City’s next mayor. So why doesn’t he run for mayor himself? After all, he’s been described as a “genius.”

He can’t afford to run. Scores of his business interests depend upon the largess of government and he would have to cut his ties with them in order to serve in public office.

Source: Ex-Bloomberg aide leads 2017 push to replace de Blasio

Idiot Police Commissioner Bratton does it again: decries ‘epidemic’ of citizens recording arrests

The whole point of recording the police is to prevent the LEE (law enforcement establishment) from spinning police misconduct as the fault of the victim.

Some police encounters involve civilians breaking the law, attacking police, or resisting arrest. Biteme has no sympathy for them.

But some encounters involve law enforcement officers shooting unarmed civilians, stopping them because of their race, or beating people who are already in handcuffs.

I say: record them all. Then we’ll bust the bad guys, reward the good guys and stop the coverups.

As for the police having the elbow room to safely do their job, the Bitemaster proposed last year that we make it illegal for citizens to come within 25 feet of the cops they’re recording.

It’s a law that Bratton has so far declined to support.

Source: NYPD’s Bratton decries ‘epidemic’ of citizens recording arrests

Here’s why Trump will win

Scott Dikkers, the founding editor of The Onion, says “I think [Trump is] going to win. I don’t think there’s any doubt. I know the electoral map looks challenging to him, but you’ve seen the polls. Trump keeps going up, Hillary keeps going down and we saw how Trump laid waste to all these other professional politicians. Trump transcends the typical politician strategies and rhetoric because he’s appealing to people’s lizard brains and the lizard brain doesn’t care about facts. It doesn’t care what’s true. It doesn’t care what’s reasonable. It’s just going to vote, ‘Trump — he’s strong,’ and that’s what we’ve got and that’s what’s going to happen. I hope I’m wrong.”

Source: Donald Trump faked being a lawyer to us, too: Onion founder