Let Apple Pay For ‘The Wall’

Or maybe Apple will just provide the temporary ‘Construction Loan’ while Trump formulates the Mexican Wall Payment Plan (MWPP).  Trump wins again.  From the NY Times, “Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.“.

Apple, which had long deferred paying taxes on its foreign earnings and had become synonymous with hoarding money overseas, unveiled plans on Wednesday that would bring back the vast majority of the $252 billion in cash that it held abroad and said it would make a sizable investment in the United States.

… Apple took advantage of the new tax code that President Trump signed into law last month. A provision allows for a one-time repatriation of corporate cash held abroad at a lower tax rate than what would have been paid under the previous tax plan. Apple, which has 94 percent of its total cash of $269 billion outside the United States, said it would make a one-time tax payment of $38 billion on the repatriated cash.

If a Wall Is Good Enough For Taylor Swift, Then It’s Good Enough For America

This ironic, hypocritical howler comes from Vanity Fair, “Taylor Swift Is Building a Wall“.

Some walls are meant to keep people in. Some walls are meant to keep people out. Some walls can be broken down with solid therapy and two glasses of Cab Sauv. Taylor Swift, for her part, is building a wall around her Beverly Hills mansion. It’s hard to say what kind of wall this one will be yet, but the objective appears to be keeping paparazzi and other bogeymen out, according to TMZ, which has viewed the permit for the new build.

‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ and Other Super Bowl LI Observations

The teaser for Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” was first seen during last night’s Super Bowl. We can only hope the movie is as good as it looks. BTW. Congrats to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for their win, and to the Atlanta Falcons for a great game, and to Lady Gaga for keeping her mouth shut except to sing, and to President Donald Trump for predicting the win.  8 points, Mr. President. Huuuge!!  And to 84Lumber, let me add my prediction.  You won’t be getting any of the contracts for building “The Wall” on our Mexican Border any time soon.