Shoutout to Maiello: Wrestling

    [Meant to post this days ago, but may be better now]

    Okay, Devega made the claim that Trump's modeled himseslf on the badguy wrestler (who the crowd cheers for) - so we need the Maiello deconstruction of 1) what to expect, 2) how Hillary can counter it, and 3) whether wrestling motifs are the future of all American political contests. (And of course anything else you want to riff on).

    Trump Punts on Administration

    When asked by Fox who he'd invite to be in his Administration, Trump responded "Menstruation? That's disgusting. And I'll have you know I have no problem with women, do really well if you know what I mean, really well, without having blood come out from wherever. That's for these sad sack losers, I don't have to get all soft and sensitive to have lots of beautiful women. When they have that time of month, I'll be on the golf course driving the wood, if you know what I mean"

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    Bernie and Hillary Reaching Out To Supporters


    As most folks here at DagBlog know...

    I'm an old coot. I'm 70 years old to be exact. Yeah yeah yeah a "Baby-Boomer." A very very LIBERAL baby-boomer.

    Let me first say, my best wishes to Bernie and all those who have faithfully supported the man.

    From the very beginning of his official announcement to run I told many people how important his message would be to the Democratic Platform, if he won or lost the primary. Back in July below is my first and only graphic about Bernie that I've posted hundreds of times since then.

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    "That's Called business"


    On Monday September 26, 2016...






    Hillary was good enough

    and Trump won't have lost any of the people who are currently supporting him. 

    She may have won some of the undecided. He won't have.

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    No Comment. No Policy. No Reaction. No Eye Roll. Np Push-back. No Sigh, No Bulshit...I could go on, but why?

    I have had the tired job of watching the TV today after a weekend of camping and I am very tired,  I have to say that all the hubbub and BS that has preceded this event makes me wonder how The Trump Con Show expects this to make it happen.

    This absurd effort to make truth a joke is only one effort to the Trump Familiy is yet one more example of their patheticaness 


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    Composite image of Lincoln & Douglas

    (Hillary is on the left)

    In less than three hours, we shall witness HISTORY!

    Issues abound!

    Is slavery wrong?

    Should rich folks be able to vote?

    Is Hillary a traitor?

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    I just ran across this at the New Yorker. I cannot even remember why I ended up at the New Yorker. hahhah

    TOLEDO (The Borowitz Report)—At a campaign rally on Friday, Donald Trump warned that Hillary Clinton is scheming to “rig the debate by using facts” in their first televised face-off, on Monday.

    When invited by HRC to google in rebuttal of Trump Truthiness, may the moderator accept the invitation along with the public?

    Somewhere or other I have urged google access, and now I see that HRC is seeking such by proxy.


    How Stupid.


    Why are not all three, moderator, Clinton and Trump on a three way hookup that is itself on a jumbotron, so everyone is playing in the same sandbox, everyone can see the questions (and answers) and link trails in real time.


    Digit up, people!

    Japanese Whispers: The Swift Boating of Hillary

    In 2004, after losing the post-9/11 2002 mid-terms, the Democrats fielded a decorated Vietnam veteran against an incumbent president who was revealed to have gone AWOL on his National Guard service, a service in itself that was a bypass of the regular draft.

    Instead of accepting the stacked deck, conservative Republicans immediately went to work reframing - parading a group of veterans to call into doubt Kerry's service, while finding a magic unicorn forged document to derail the otherwise overwhelmingly compelling evidence that Bush had failed to complete.

    Why is there a live audience at the debate on Monday? Should there be?


    Mark Cuban, as an honored guest of HRC, will be in the front row Monday night.


    Prediction markets place the likelihood that he will heckle Trump if things are not going well for Hillary at 72%..


    I make it a lock.


    On a larger note, it certainly was not historically a "given" that there would be any audience at all.


    I think it gives Trump too much opportunity to dodge and duck.


    I'm against it.

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    T-Rump Rex

    I usually depend upon Slate or Washpo for truthiness but Politifact had me laughing so hard:

    Cherchez la femme...

    New details mention a trip to Quetta, Pakistan (parenthetically the seat of the Quetta Shura...) by Rahami, where he met and GOT MARRIED TO a local girl.  (well, the way they do it, he got married to and then met...)


    After that trip, say his compadres, he became markedly devout, you know the rest of the story.


    Donald Trump, Low T Candidate

    One of the few "hard facts" (see what I did there?) that snuck out from Trump's recent foray into medical transparency, was his total blood testosterone level, viz:


    In his smirking interchange, Trump evinces satisfaction in being informed by Mehmet Oz (who I will not dignify with the customery honorific...) that this is "very good."

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    Why Trump and Why the Alt Right

    I'm gonna say some things here that perhaps you won't want to hear, especially in a venue like this. I will say it never the less.

    There's a reason why Donald Trump made it this far, why he is gaining in the polls and why he could even win.

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    Get To Work and GOTV: Where we were and Where We Are


    Just for a little bit of comparison...

    Note: x-posted from TMP Hive

    Here's where we were and where we are...


    And here's a good must read from Sam Wang at PEC.

    Orwell Described Today's GOP 70 Years Ago

    Trump campaign: Mr. Trump was finally able to bring this ugly incident to its conclusion by successfully compelling President Obama to release his birth certificate. Mr. Trump did a great service to the President and the country by bringing closure to the issue that Hillary Clinton and her team first raised.

    George Orwell 1946: From the totalitarian point of view history is something to be created rather than learned. A totalitarian state is in effect a theocracy, and its ruling caste, in order to keep its position, has to be thought of as infallible.... Totalitarianism demands, in fact, the continuous alteration of the past, and in the long run probably demands a disbelief in the very existence of objective truth.

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    The term derives from African American Vernacular English as a deliberate misspelling of the word fat.

    Flagging Relief

    I've never quite gotten the flag, and growing up, I thought that was part of the point. Didn't everyone else sit through history class and learn how country after country had followed jingoistic rhetoric, crass manipulative symbolism and other tricks of the trade to go get slaughtered? I once read the final chapter to "Johnny Got His Gun" on air - at one point, that was required reading, no?

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    Never assume, it makes an as out of u and an ass out of me
    (Some ass wrote this a long time ago)

    Hillary takes a shit

    Faced with condemnation from David Axelrot for not being more forthcoming about her pneumonia, Hillary Clinton's team has put the traveling press corps on notice that they will be receiving regular updates on bowel movements, including floaters vs sinkers, as well as any gassy bloated moments, painful urination, drowsiness, irritability, and other possible flaws of human nature and physiology.

    Short G4S stock! Orlando shooter unleashed by same people who set dogs loose at Standing Rock

    Call it a bad week for G4S.


    G4S is one of those companies generally called "contractors" when private security behemoths are referenced.


    In a really, really bad, terrible no-good week for their Vice President for Public Relations, G4S employees made the news for two reasons.


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    "To Be Grossly Generalistic..." This 9/11 Week is Going to Be a Real Roller Coaster Ride



    As I've said many times in my various threads. is one of my old favorite Navy sayings...

    "One-Thousand atta-boys wiped out by one aw-shit!"

    Is this an unfortunate "aw-shit" or a positive "atta-boy?"

    Let's all try and spin this one into a positive.

    September 9, 2016 - WaPo


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