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    Vote for American Democracy. Vote Hillary.

    This Tuesday, I want to ask you to vote for something bigger than a person. I ask you to vote for the future of our country. I ask you to vote, as an American, for our democratic republic and for the constitutional political system that has preserved us from civil violence for the past hundred and fifty years. I ask you to keep faith with the American experiment. The best and only way to do that this year is to vote for Hillary Clinton.

    Vote for a country where we don't jail the loser of an election, or threaten to jail our political opponents.

    Vote for a country where both parties agree to abide by our elections.

    Vote for a country where no major candidate casts doubt on the fairness of our elections.

    Vote for a country where the politics stop at the water's edge, and no party accepts or tolerates interference from a foreign power.

    Vote for a country where we have a full and functioning Supreme Court, and where no party damages our democratic government just to keep the other party from having its turn to make appointments.

    Vote for a country where the President does not order our military to kill unarmed women and children.

    Vote for a country where we do not shut down the government or threaten to default on the national debt because one party lost a fair vote about something they wanted.

    Vote for a party where no eligible voter is turned away from the polls, and no voter is intimidated while waiting to vote.

    Vote for a country where the President does not threaten freedom of the press.

    Vote for a country where we solve our disagreements through rules that we have agreed on beforehand, the rules of politics, law, and civil order, rather than through force. Vote for a country where we make deals and live by them rather than shooting at each other or throwing each other in jail.

    If "making deals" sounds corrupt or dirty to you, remember that the alternative is lawlessness and despotism. The choice is not between compromise and idealism. The choice is between compromise and tyranny. It is the rule of law or the rule of force.

    And if tearing up the system sounds like a good idea to you, remember that the system we're talking about -- peaceful transfer of power, freedom of the press, parties abiding by elections -- is the system put in place by George Washington and the Framers of the Constitution.

    This year, one candidate is running to be President inside George Washington's system. The other is running to make himself something like a king, with powers that Washington did not want any president to have and that the other Founders would not trust even to Washington: the power to jail opponents, the power to shut down newspapers. It is not clear our democracy can survive that.

    Don't take my word for it. Take Donald Trump's. He has said he wants to throw his opponent in prison. He is campaigning on that. He has promised to order our soldiers to kill women and children, promised to authorize torture, promised to "open up the libel laws" so he could close down newspapers and news channels. And he has openly said that he will not agree to accept the results of the election if he does not win. He is not running against Hillary Clinton. He is running against the American Republic.

    Hillary Clinton is a compromising politician, which makes her unpopular with some people. But I ask you to vote for an American who solves conflicts through compromise and politics, within the bounds of the Constitution. I ask you to vote for a negotiator. I ask you to vote for a deal-maker. I ask you to vote for four more years of Americans at peace with one another in our own country.

    I ask you, above all, to vote for the possibility of another election like this one, to give yourself another chance to vote in 2020, and 2024, and for the long hopeful future of our beautiful country. I ask you to vote for politics and for politicians, for democracy in all its messy, mundane, compromised glory. I ask you to vote for the Constitution of the United States of America, and to vote for Hillary Clinton, who will guard that Constitution for all her days in office and pass that sacred charge along, as Washington and Adams and Jefferson did, to her duly elected successor.

    I ask you to keep the faith with all the Americans who have gone before us, believing in our democratic Republic, and to keep faith with all the Americans yet to come. Let the American Experiment go forward, and may it last forever.

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    Yealh, yeah - Beyoncé and LeBron sent you, didn't they? Make the Great Lakes Great Again (MGLGA).


    I can neither confirm nor deny that I have been sent by Jay-Z. (All the jury needs is, ah, reasonable doubt.)


    Where does he get his energy?  It is weird.  I have never taken drugs, but a friend who has, tells me that he is way too fat to be on cocaine.  Regardless of where it all comes from, at some point he will need sleep. There is something bizarre about this, other than the absolute fact that Donald Trump is ignorant, has no curiosity and is incapable of learning ANYTHING!  He has NO PLANS!   Just BS!

    what do we have to lose?  

    The ENTIRE PLANET!


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    BOROWITZ REPORT

    IN FINAL APPEAL TO VOTERS, CLINTON CHANGES SLOGAN TO “WON’T BLOW UP PLANET”

     

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    SOURCE PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN TAGGART / BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY

    RALEIGH (News Satire from The Borowitz Report)—Delivering her closing argument of the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton has replaced her campaign slogan, “Stronger Together,” with a new one, “Won’t Blow Up Planet.”

    According to Clinton-campaign sources, the new slogan is designed to appeal to suburban women, a group of voters that has historically opposed blowing up the planet.

    Clinton launched the slogan at a campaign appearance in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she told supporters, “On Day One of my Administration, I will work for you. I will fight for you. And I will not blow up the planet.”

    But, even as Clinton spoke, the slogan came under fire from Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, who said that it reflected “the failed policies of the past.”

    “The American people have just had eight years of a President who didn’t blow up the planet,” Conway said. “Donald Trump is offering something different.” 

     


    I am reluctant to add to the manifest burden youlay out, but I just stumbled fortuitously upon the you tube video below which would appear to argue that we also will be voting against a  president whose worldview somehow embraces quasi (or perhaps frankly) satanic covens permeating the present campaign and future Clinton administration! (to the extent, and I fear that it is not merely slight, that Trump is informed by Alex Jones et al...)

     

     In the course of highlighting the alleged paucity of attendees, the remote reporter pronounces with triumphant knowingness the persistent influence of (wait for it....) ALEISTER FUCKIN' CROWLEY!!

     

    which is to say, "Take me now, Jesus, I've seen everything"


    Wow. Anti-woman conspiracy fiends played the "witchcraft" card. Color me stunned.


     

    Well, sure, there's always room for a little Salem redux.  But it is so improbable that these yahoos should ever have even heard of "old uncle Alistair" (as Israel Regardie used to say...) let alone try to connect him to so thoroughgoing a materialist as Saul Alinsky!

     

    The mind boggles, the senses reel...


    Idunno, Trump seems more Crwleyish with "Do what thou will shall be the hole in the law..."


     Crowley sure shared trump's fascination with weird hats...

     


    Self-proclaimed alpha male with a harem and deep commitment to magical thinking? Crowley is the favorite for the 2020 GOP primary.


    I'm at work I cannot get anything done. I should just go home, but what would I do there, wander around wait for the returns.  Watch the Susan B Anthony grave site more, get real emotional... I don't know, I feel great about this, but I just can't accomplish anything more until this day is over and the OrangeFuhrer is crushed. 


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