Colbert Serves Trump Rump

 Posted by at 1:19 pm  Politics
Sep 282016
 

Since the last couple days have been so intense, I figured that it was time for some comic relief.  Enjoy!

Colbert: The Terrifying Reason Trump Won’t Stick to Facts

Trump’s debate performance Monday night could have been better, to say the least. The GOP nominee appeared to have shown up to the two-hour-long program with 20 minutes of material. And Trump’s obvious repetition wasn’t the GOP nominee’s only issue, as "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert pointed out. Trump "had some problems with the truth last…

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Sep 282016
 

I’ve decided to stop taking Cymbalta, so my system will be clear for the next option, when I see Megan on Friday.  It’s been a week and a half, none of the side effects has abated, and as my system has gotten used to it, it has become less effective at blocking phantom pain.  I was up with it most of the night.  Today is a busy one.  Store to Door is coming this afternoon with my grocery delivery, and I’ll have to unpack and put it away.  Later Wendy is coming to de-stink the TomCat.  Tomorrow and Friday may be days with only a Personal Update.  Tomorrow I have to go to the Tri-Met office to prove my disability for Lift Bus authorization renewal.  I wonder if they think I might have grown my leg back.  Friday is my appointment with Megan.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:45 (average 4:35).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From KP Daily Funnies: Funny or Die: Trump’s Great Temperament

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

Not funny, but spot-on!

From The New Yorker: Plunging the future of the 2016 Presidential debates into doubt, Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday morning that he would not participate in the remaining two debates if Hillary Clinton is there.

Trump blasted the format of Monday night’s debate by claiming that the presence of Clinton was “specifically designed” to distract him from delivering his message to the American people.

“Every time I said something, she would say something back,” he said. “It was rigged.”

He also lambasted the “underhanded tactics” his opponent used during the debate. “She kept on bringing up things I said or did,” he added. “She is a very nasty person.”

Amen, Andy. I can see the possibility that he might tuck tail and run away.

From Daily Kos: House Speaker Paul Ryan once again showed what a total weasel he is in his assessment of Donald Trump’s debate performance. Ryan offered up a glowing review:

“I saw Donald Trump give a spirited voice to those of us who don’t like the status quo, and I see emerging in front of us the potential for what a unified Republican government can get you, which can be the solutions,” Ryan said at a news conference Tuesday. “I think he passed a number of thresholds… and showed that for 90 minutes he could go toe-to-toe with Hillary Clinton.”

With Lyin’ Ryan, the truth of his statements is easy to discern. When he speaks, the opposite of what he says is true.

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America 1 – Trump 0

 Posted by at 1:08 pm  Politics
Sep 272016
 

I thought of sharing the complete video of last night’s massacre, but I decided to be merciful and spare you.  I do have several short clips for you.  When Trump stayed on script in the very beginning, he actually did fairly well.  He even backed Hillary into voicing support for NAFTA, a big mistake on her part.  But Hillary kept baiting him, and after around fifteen minutes, Trump started reacting.  He kept getting worse, and by the end of the debate, Hillary had reduced Trump to ranting gibberish.

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Coming into the presidential debate, I thought that if Hillary Clinton won decisively, she would virtually lock up the election. Coming out, it was clear that she did win decisively but I suspect that the campaign will remain ferociously close.

By all traditional standards of debate, Mrs. Clinton crushed. She carefully marshaled her arguments and facts and then sent them into battle with a smile. She rolled out a long list of indictments against Donald Trump, often damaging. By contrast, he came in unprepared, had nothing fresh to say, and increasingly gave way to rants. As the evening ended, the media buried him in criticisms.

Even so, I doubt she has put him away. For one thing, Trump supporters aren’t judging him by traditional standards. They have heard establishment politicians over-promise and under-deliver for so long that they crave something different. They were quick last night to see yet more signs of media bias. Trump was an angry figure, yes, but he is also giving voice to their anger. Those who are for him are likely to stick, despite his ineffectual performance… [emphasis added]

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Lester Holt surprised me.  I thought he moderated well.

The term gibberish was not mine.  It actually came from Trump’s fellow Republican.

The next three clips are brief excerpts from the Rachel Maddow Show.  In the first, she discusses Trump’s erratic demeanor.

In the second, she covers his interruptions.

In the third, she points out what I considered to be Hillary’s knock-out blow.

I saw the very first televised debate between Kennedy and Nixon, and I have missed very few since then.  Trump’s performance was the worst I have ever seen.

That said, I suspect that virtually all the Trump supporters are still supporting Trump.  For the Rump Dump Republican Rectumite base, such things as interrupting, shouting, bullying, lying, ranting and gibberish are all positive aspects of his performance.

However, I do think Hillary has made a better impression on undecided voters, and that will help America in November.

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Sep 272016
 

Last night I watched, and slept poorly afterwards.  Fortunately, I had the foresight to place George on the other side of the room.  That let me avoid using him as a receptacle during hours of Rump Dump Rectumite retching.  Seriously, the temperature reached 92° here yesterday with super-high humidity.  I slept poorly, because it was way too sticky for comfort.  Today’s Short Takes also involve the debate.  It is thoroughly dominating the news.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:27 (average 5:14).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Fantasy Football Report:

Here’s the latest in our fantasy football league.

Scores:

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Did Pam kick my kitty-kitty butt, or what?!!?

Standings:

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Congrats to Rob, who sits alone atop the league.

Short Takes:

From The New Yorker: As the nation awaits the first faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday night, more Americans are expected to self-medicate than for any other Presidential debate in history.

With over a hundred million people projected to watch the debate, roughly sixty million of them will be barely sentient after ingesting what they deem to be the necessary dose of intoxicants.

Davis Logsdon, of the University of Minnesota, estimated on Monday that the level of self-medication for the Trump-Clinton debate could be seven hundred per cent greater than for the first Obama-Romney debate, in 2012.

“The stakes seem higher this time,” Logsdon said. “There’s a sense that, depending on the outcome of tonight’s debate, all human life on the planet could be in peril.”

Dang, Andy!! The one who should have self-medicated, but didn’t, is Rump Dump Trump!

From TPM: It didn’t take long for Donald Trump to interrupt Hillary Clinton during Monday night’s debate, with the first interruption happening less than 15 minutes in. And once it started, he just couldn’t stop.

Barf Bag Alert!

 

51 Times!!

From Public Policy Polling: PPP’s post debate survey, sponsored by VoteVets Action Fund, finds that voters nationally think Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the debate, 51/40.

Perhaps most important for Clinton is that among young voters, who she has under performed with, 63% think she won the debate to only 24% for Trump. 47% of voters in that age group said the debate tonight made them more likely to vote for her, to only 10% who say it made them less likely to vote for her. For Trump with that group on the other hand, only 23% said the debate made them more likely to vote for him to 39% who said it made them less likely to.

Clinton also won the debate by particularly wide margins with women (54/36) and voters who are either African American or Latino (77/13). Among white voters the debate was basically a draw with Trump coming out ahead 47/45.

Speaking as a Caucasian, I’m thoroughly ashamed that so many white voters preferred Rump Dump Trump.

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Sep 252016
 

After another sleepless night and a busy day of housework with Wendy, I’m just wiped out, so this is my only article today.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took mw 3:08 (average 4:57).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Daily Kos: If you have not yet seen this new campaign ad for Hillary Clinton, take some time out to watch it. Then share it with everyone you know.

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

Rump Dump is a misogynist extraordinaire, and he’s not the president we want for our sons either.

From NY Times: The uniquely uncivil presidential campaign is about to produce one of the biggest civic gatherings in decades: For 90 minutes on Monday night, a polarized nation will pause to watch the first head-to-head encounter between Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump.

The total audience, network executives and political strategists say, could be as high as 100 million viewers — Super Bowl territory. That would surpass the 80 million who watched Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan in 1980, the record for a presidential debate, and rank among television benchmarks like the finales of “MASH” and “Cheers.”

If Trump stays on script, it could be difficult, unless the moderators call him on his lies. If he starts reacting, it will get very ugly, which could be great for Hillary.   And I do so hope Hillary does not get overconfident and trip over her… um… self.

From TPM: After Hillary Clinton’s campaign seated notorious Donald Trump troll Mark Cuban in the front row of the first presidential debate, Trump fired back by threatening to invite Gennifer Flowers, who accepted.

Next, he’ll invite Anthony Weiner’s weiner.

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Sep 242016
 

Here are two more clips from Bill’s show.  In the first, Bill and his guests discussed police.

Bill makes an excellent point that open carry and "open angry" are for whites only.  Great minds fall in the same ditch.  I made a very similar point in today’s Open Thread, before I saw this.  The second clip is the New Rule.

LMAO!!

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