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...)

    Campaign Thoughts (pt 1)

    I got to thinking about Republicans being "strict constructionists" when it comes to the Supreme Court, and it seems true - by the time they finish obstructing Hillary's choices, the court'll be back down to its original 6 members.

    Much as I love Michelle's speeches and support and her example as a fun and instructive First Lady, she helps draw attention to one key problem we have with politics, where people confuse giving a great speech with being a great representative.or lawmaker or administrator. Our contests are largely about speechifying, about exciting the masses - while governing is largely a closed-off office matter. The only exceptions are that occasionally some actual policies slip through in the campaign speeches so the public can vet these (if the candidates aren't lying or hedging their bets, the usual assumption), as well as some of the clever positioning between candidates gives an idea how they might deal with world leaders in office. Despite Michelle's successful singing, dancing and health programs, these aren't success factors for President quite yet.

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    Trump shows up at Gettysburg.

    He feigns to stand in the shoes of Abraham Lincoln.

    We are told that this great man will speak of his first 100 days as President of the United States of America.

    It wasn't the performance he needed

    That was Nate Silver's comment.

    It'll do.


    Hillary's Watershed: Deplorables

    It's been a pretty uninspiring campaign season, waiting from the end of the primaries to the convention buildup, then watching Hillary fritter her lead away on Clinton Foundation questions until it looked like she might be a goner - and then video by video, confession after confession, Trump melted down. Or is that how it went?

    6 weeks ago Hillary let her "Deplorables" tag slip, and much of her fan base and hopefuls let out a collective gasp - it's one thing to attack Trump, but not his followers and independents she was trying to attract. After all, it was common knowledge that millennials were none too thrilled with her, so she'd be making good on that Republican Lite reputation - only here she was pissing in that stream too. And classic Hillary style - not "jerk", "low-life" or even "vulgarian" - she chose a word that half of America had to look up and the other half pondered whether it was even a noun. But most felt it was a way too risky move.

    Dagblog Tied to Hoouge International Conspiracy

    “They will attack you; they will slander you; they will seek to destroy your career and your family; they will seek to destroy everything about you, including your reputation,” “They will lie, lie, lie, and then again they will do worse than that; they will do whatever is necessary.” LINK


    Can we have Michelle after Hillary? (It would help with the Bernie-Sads....)


    If we eat our meat, as it were, may we have the pudding?


    Michelle Obama has been setting off fireworks for a while, as far as I've been concerned, but it is painfully evident that the former first lady president we really need is Mrs. Obama


    Check her out:


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    Drawing of a man with a pulled-up collar and pulled-down hat walking alone on a street watched by a group of well-dressed men behind him

    I have been blogging way to much lately, but I cannot seem to keep my fingers from touching keys.


    Now we have a political Cosby-like scandal appearing,

    I checked and Jolly has 'touched upon' the Miss USA Teen peeping Tom scandal at In The News.

    But damn.....

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    The Presidential Election and an Aging Population

    Trump’s latest tweets are relevant. Hillary’s emails are relevant. Paid speeches? Financial ties to Moscow? Bitter, sexist remarks? All relevant.

    But for every news story that sheds light on these candidates’ characters, several more stories go unwritten — particularly about how this election will impact America’s aging population, and to what extent senior citizens will be cared for in either a Clinton or Trump administration.

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    Trump Gets Lynched

    Like most who probably are reading this, I tried during the ascent of Donald J. Trump to make sense of what on earth we were witnessing.

    First there was the idea that he was a Clinton plant (which may be partially true) - there to be the perfect candidate for Clinton to defeat as she finally gets the presidency she has wanted for so, so long. Clinton and Trump were friends for quite a long time - there are social pictures of the Clinton and Trump camps together going back almost as far as I have been alive.

    It was a tie

    or maybe 52/48 with Trump at 52.

    I don't expect it to move the needle  but we don't need it to do.

    So far so good. 



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    The Vikings became 5-0 by three PM today.

    So I streamed 8 hours of Netflix (before and after).

    But I kept checking in with Cable News foreshadowing the inevitable storm.

    Just about an hour ago Trump sends out this video with him setting with victims of Bill Clinton thrity and forty years ago.


    It's Magic: Make America Grate Again

    In what looks like the most amazing Rick-Roll of all time, we have to come to grips with the possibility that Trump is creating his own October Surprise with the results he wants. While some have speculated it was his wife who gave up his 20-year-old tax form, it would be much easier for him to do it. The recording? Pull it out of his archive.

    Why would Donald go to such effort to self-destruct? Because he was never a real candidate to begin with. Everything he's done was a hyperinflated version of what a real stupid conservative Republican might do - turning up the IOKIYAR meme to 11 was sheer brilliance. Or at least good fun.. That's right, Donald Trump is the political equivalent of Spinal Tap - Spinal Trump, anyone? - compleat with little miniature stonehenges and a bizarre appearance at the Armory. And a tribute to fat bottom girls. 

    Help Wanted: GoFundMe sponsor.."Pay Trump victims' penalties"


    I solicit herewith a civic minded troublemaker who would like to be sued by Donald Trump.


    Your assignment, should you accept it:


    To open a GoFundMe campaign the goal of which would be to raise cash to hold harmless any Trump victims who have settled their lawsuits under a nondisclosure clause.  


    Likewise, to indemnify any harm that might befall a person who is bound by one of his odious "Non disparagement" clauses.   


    The Trump "sex tape"

    Before we too enthusiastically condemn Trump's stupid remark let's be reasonably honest with ourselves. There are more than a few men, of both parties, who could have been taped at some time saying similar .

    Trump himself claims he heard Bill Clinton saying worse on the golf course. Could be.

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    I dedicate this to Jolly. hahahahah

    He found this whilst I was napping.

    I even made a joke under Mike W's comment. hahahah

    Then I hit Huffpo and Politico and then Mediamatters.


    This is a big frickin deal!

    Here is just a general MM link:

    MM has eight sections on this.

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    Trump at lectern before backdrop with elements of logo "TRUMP"

    My pc froze whist I wrote this the first time.

    So we shall try again.

    Pence is Pensive

    Kaine is Intensive

    But VP's are ineffective


    Just ask John Nance Garner.

    Pence helped

    the Pence candidacy in 2020. 

    If he hadn't ended with his moving right- to- life statement he might have also  provided a small gain for the ticket but,unfairly,  that sincere discussion will detract more from the Trump campaign than he assisted it with his polished performance. Fortunately.

    the fall of a great house

    It could turn out to be a mistake if one has skeletons in ones closet to invite scrutiny of the same.


    Notwithstanding his gargantuan appetite for publicity Donald Trump may have, through his  profound vanity, underestimatedthe criminal and financial exposures accumulated in 30 years of playing fast and loose.


    Donald Drops the Mic

    Seems Donald's falling back on the "sun was in myeyes, rock in my shoes, moderator up my ass" level of excuse making. While it's possible someone screwed up the audio levels, it's also possible that someone just doesn't know how to talk into the mic (or put it close to their mouth) - see pic below. (I presume he or his team checked the podium before the debate - my real guess is he wasn't yelling as assertively as usual). Unforced error #14.

    Hillary & the Paradox of Teamwork

    The trend towards greater teamwork has been extolled in business & management schools for well over 2 decades now, But still when we consider executive pay, leadership, innovation and other qualities, we're laying on sparse praise to the team, hard praise to the leader. It's not the team that makes Facebook - it's Zuckerberg (at the exclusion of even his co-founders). The ghost of Steve Jobs still hovers over Apple, but it's Tim Cook that reigns, not some more amorphous "team". When we talk about Microsoft's success, it's what Bill Gates and Paul Allen did, and what Steve Ballmer and later didn't do.


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