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    How a Feisty Woman Fends Off Smears and Dirty Tricks: Channeling Geraldine Ferraro for Hillary Clinton

    I remember watching and reading campaign and election coverage in 1984, and believing that Geraldine Anne Ferraro would become the first female vice president of the United States. Growing up in liberal Western Massachusetts, I had no reason to doubt it would happen. If not with Walter Mondale’s campaign, then in another four years we’d have a woman VEEP. Over the years, I grew increasingly confused by how our country seemed to tread backwards, as if Ferraro’s rise to prominence was just some blip in the system. As a 13-year-old in 1984, I never imagined that I’d have to wait until I had a child of my own to see a woman president.

    “The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren't quite sure if they liked me and they didn't know whether or not that I was sensitive,” Ferraro said after the defeat.

    I guess today’s feisty woman is nasty.

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    Live Election blogging with the one and only Dick Day...

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    It Takes a Village (to elect a pres)

    Short post, but I'm amazed by the ground game, the well- cultivated coalitions with the black community (yes, they're voting), the new Hispanic powerhouse, females everywhere, and a lot of old familiar faces.

    The 650K emails Huma's computer never had

    A minor point compared to tomorrow's importance, but before losing sight of it.

    Remember during the interval between Comey's Oct 28 Huma email announcement and Sunday's

    "clarification " there were estimates floating around that the FBI would have to search hundreds of thousands of emails.


    I blogged here last week that the number had to be under 30,000. We haven't yet been  given the true number . Which is OK . Least said on the topic the better.Tonight. But Comey must release it sometime.

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    Soi Disant Genius won't be President-world markets rocket up


    Can there be anymore delicious finale to Deadbeat Donald's ill-advised adventure into politics than the resounding repudiation publicly being even now delivered by the world's captains of finance assembled/


    That, more or less, is what is underway as the "Trump relief rally" is on it's second day snapping a whip-wave around the world.


    It began in Asia at 8 pm EST, probably as the punditry pondered and pronounced re: "Comey stands down".  


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    An Open Door

    Hi there, come on in.

    It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?  Yeah, I know!  Kick your shoes off if you want to and grab a seat somewhere … what?  Oh, sure, I’ll take that.  Looks like there’s an open spot on the sofa, or just grab a place on the floor.  The infamous ugly blue chair is open but, as always, you might end up with a happy dog on your lap.  Too funny!  Of course I remember that!

    Richard Day's picture



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    I have been streaming Person of Interest on Netflix lately because I have no life and it keeps me from falling into total despair as I view the election proceedings dissolve into chaos.


    Junkie Times - RNC not responsible for Trump?

    Okay, as a sign of a true Political Junkie looking for that last minute relief, a sense that no more shakeups are going to drop, or if they do, in the right direction (Hillary says "stop clicking on 538" - easier said than done).

    Does last minute news really change voter choices? Not really, but something blockbuster could, while turnout trends are much more important. Even early voting isn't as critical as who shows up on Tuesday, but with up to 40 million votes early this year, its significance is ever greater.

    Obama should remove Comey

     from supervising  the Huma  email investigation.Tomorrow.

    He should tell Joe Biden tonight that he'll be officially given responsibility at 8 am tomorrow and

     should direct his staff to use tonight to  recruit the assistance he needs .

    And at 8 15 he should be sitting in Comey's chair.

    Comey should be ordered to support Biden .Which he will probably do.

    If not he should be temporarily barred from returning to the FBI and Obama should  draft an announcement

    to that effect.

    The FBI Book-of-the Month Club

    NYT: Right-Wing Book Was A Source For FBI Inquiry Into Clinton Foundation from TPM. A preliminary FBI inquiry into the Clinton Foundation initiated this summer was based in part on Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash,” the New York Times reported Tuesday. Peter Schweizer is a right wing political muckraker whose other books include Architects of Ruin. which blames The Poors for the 2008 world wide economic collapse, because liberals forced Wall Street to rake in billions in bonuses by making liar loans to people who couldn't afford it, and Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy, self explanatory on its right wing ideology.

    As I was saying comey will know before Nov 8

    I'm taking a victory lap and ignoring all the other  incorrect forecasts I made.



    Tell me where I'm wrong.

    Huma  could not have sent more than 24,000 emails to Hillary . Let's say

    Col A           Col B

    1200 days X 20/day =s  24,000

        or more likely either Col A or B or both is too high and the total will be no more than 12,000

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    Trump: "My lie insults your intelligence? A feature, not a bug"


    Ever since Deadbeat Donald advanced his demonstrably bullshit evasions around his  "Megan was on the rag" tweet I have puzzled over how to understand his followers willingness eagerness to believe palpable, flaming, lies.


    In a recent instance where a Trump follower emulates the maestro, purporting to ask us to believe that "Jew-Ess-A "chanted with vigorous hostility at a Trump rally press pen was NOT meant in any way to refer to Jewish people.  You really must read the article to fully appreciate his chutzpah.


    Campaign Thoughts (pt 3)

    How short is the typical American's memory? Which details affect it more - a debate, a Saturday Night Live spoof, a policy speech, a partisan attack, a new round of scandal...? And which affect voting?

    Trade in Places: Nissan v Tesla

    Aside from politicized malfeasance, the last few days have also seen 2 contrasts in trade and business.

    Elon Musk announced his intent to vote on merging his Tesla car company with SolarCity new energy, once again mesmerizing us with his audacity in rolling out new concepts and prototypes - Hyperloop, Gigafactory, and of course SpaceX. But it's not all hoops and mirrors - Tesla turned its first profit this quarter, despite all the risks. Amazon in comparison has taken years to turn eyeballs/user base into a profit, despite pioneering cloud computing and other distribution breakthroughs.

    New Damaging Revelations in Clinton email probe

    I have to come clean before Comey sends a letter to congress about my computer and I get caught up in a national scandal. Hundreds of emails from Hillary and her campaign surrogates have been discovered in my in box. It could be they contain classified information. In all fairness to Hillary there is some possibility that the emails are duplicates of fundraising emails sent to millions of supporters on the campaign's email list.

    Bill Clinton is not Bill Cosby nor Donald Trump

    CNN's front column this morning jumps into the Comey/FBI fray by saying Hillary brought this one upon herself - if she'd just used proper State Department servers, none of this witchhunt would have ever happened. As Bill Cosby used to say, "Riiiggghtttt". Even now, the Bill & Hillary "Body Bags" count has been extended to 4 more lame ties to "suspicious" deaths of somehow DNC-related people - pimped on by Wikileaks, of course.

    Does anyone pay attention to the media anymore?

    As everyone has heard, Tony Weiner has once again reared his head (or poked his nose into the tent) with predictable (I want to say disastrous; but apparently we're not there yet) results. But all of that...a digression and a sideshow to what appears to be missing in this. So, without any sort of preparation of a coherent timeline, the real story:

    It appears in "The Media" here :

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    It is mischief to hold a mirror up to ugly

    A heroic angel who permits us one of those occasional moments of pride in the species is currently charged with criminal mischief in Canada because she provided water to thirsty animals on the way to slaughter.

    Anita Krajnc gives pigs water near a slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ont. Krajnc is on trial charged with criminal mischief charge for her act.

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    Anthony Weiner-Insupportable opprobrium, the operational definition


    Glenn Thrush provides the most nuanced evaluation of the state of play as it currently exists, in the post surprise world of November



    Along the way, he produces the finest  piece of writing I've seen an awhile--color me green-when he says


    Year of the Dick

    In the year that was primed to be either the Revolution or the Year of the Woman (aka Breaking the Glass Ceiling Part 2), we'd deviated into the Year of the Pussy - and lots of it - grabbing, bragging, bleeding, breeding - especially with the Republican candidates misadventures in misogyny coming up along with the expected parade of Bill's women brought to bear.

    And just when it seemed like both Michelle Obama and the alliance of Nasty Woman would reclaim the word, claim the higher ground, we get our delayed October Non-Surprise - once again, as promised, or "same as it always is", meet the Dicks.

    Stipulating Hillary's wrong,Huma's damn emails

    don't make her wronger.

    End of story.

    She admitted she made a mistake.. OK

    Comey  ruled it wasn't indictment- worthy. Doesn't become so because

    Abedin also participated

    Next question?




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    King David had 500 concubines for crying out loud!

    (Sean Hannity


    Campaign Thoughts (pt 2)

    Did Bill pave Hillary's way to the White House? His impeachment didn't help, nor overall did his affairs/accusers, triangulation along with NAFTA & the crime bill have haunted her as once did Whitewater and her failed attempt at health care. And then there's the Iraq vote & Libya invasion on her own. Thinking back on it, it's a bit hard to figure out how she even got here. (Hint: she's a process person)

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    Trump: My Mosul sneak attack advice was correct, because "cloaking"!

    When the steaming entrails of his slaughtered campaign are fully sorted through, I really hope that Trump's remarkably stupid critiques of the pending Mosul operation stand out as causing every US veteran to vote against him and every Republican on the ticket (on grounds of contagious stupidity...)


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