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U.S. Weather Report

October 20, 2016

Weatherman Keegan Michael-Key has the forecast for the Trump administration.

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Liberty University Mascot: Donald Trump

October 18, 2016

Liberty University Mascot: Donald Trump

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., the gun-totin’ Christian lawyer famously sired by televangelist and Liberty U. founder Jerry Falwell Sr., has forgiven admitted sexual predator and GOP candidate Donald Trump, whom he had endorsed. Mr. Falwell says he will vote for Trump even if the sexual assault charges are true. Liberty University students, not that forgiving, are concerned about Mr. Falwell’s defense of the Republican creep:

“While he occasionally clarifies that supporting Trump is not the official position of Liberty University, he knows it is his title of president of the largest Christian university in the world that gives him political credentials.”

“… Donald Trump is not just any politician. He has made his name by maligning others and bragging about his sins. Not only is Donald Trump a bad candidate for president, he is actively promoting the very things that we as Christians ought to oppose.”
— Liberty United Against Trump statement

More:

“Liberty University students protest association with Trump,” T. Rees Shapiro, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Susan Svrluga and Scott Clement, Washington Post

“Liberty U. Students: ‘Donald Trump & Jerry Falwell Jr. Don’t Represent Us,’” Ian Tuttle, National Review

“Evangelical clash over Trump reverberates at Liberty University,” Linda Feldmann, Christian Science Monitor

“Des étudiants d’une influente université chrétienne rejettent Trump,” Le Figaro

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The Law & Order Candidate

October 12, 2016

The Law & Order Candidate

Donald Trump declared himself “the law and order candidate” back in July. He certainly has an impressive legal record for someone who is not a lawyer, having been involved in over 3500 lawsuits. During Sunday’s Town Hall talk-a-thon he proclaimed “We’re going to bring back law and order,” then demonstrated utter contempt for the rule of law.

Although any viewer of televised Law & Order fiction knows “You have the right to an attorney,” Mr. Trump berated Hillary Clinton for acting as court-appointed legal counsel for an accused rapist when she was a young lawyer in Arkansas. And of course the GOP candidate sticks to his promise of extrajudicial mass deportation of undocumented immigrants.

But Mr. Trump’s promise to jail his political opponent has provoked a greater reaction, since that’s what “banana republic” dictators do, not United States presidents. “It’s just awfully good that somebody with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country,” observed Secretary Clinton. Many agree.

More:

“CNN’s Dana Bash: Trump’s ‘stunning’ threat to jail Clinton was like ‘Stalin or Hitler,’”
David Ferguson, Raw Story

“GOP ex-prosecutors slam Trump over threat to ‘jail’ Clinton,” Josh Gerstein, Politico

“Outrage Over Donald Trump Threat to Punish Hillary Clinton: ‘You’d Be in Jail,’” Scott Collins, The Wrap

“Donald Trump’s ‘You’d Be In Jail’ Line Finally Proves That A Despot Is Running For President,” Claire Elizabeth Felter, Bustle

“Trump Shows His Inner Dictator,” Amy Davidson, The New Yorker

“Donald Trump’s threat to imprison Hillary Clinton is a threat to democracy,” Zack Beauchamp, Vox

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Trump Grabs GOP By the Short Hairs

October 11, 2016

Trump Grabs GOP By the Short Hairs
Last weekend, serial adulterer and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump grabbed the Republican Party by the pussy after a videotape of him boasting about sexually assaulting women became public. Republican candidates for other offices had accepted Mr. Trump’s repeated racist and xenophobic statements, but they divorced The Donald when they saw him say “pussy” on television. In the spirit of statesmanship, Mr. Trump has promised those fellow Republicans that he will rain down hell on them.

During Sunday’s Town Hall Talk-a-thon, Donald Trump had a simple explanation for why his treatment of women doesn’t disprove his fitness for office: Bill Clinton screwed around even more.

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ORANGE ALERT: Have You Seen This Man?

October 10, 2016

ORANGE ALERT: Have You Seen This Man?
ORANGE ALERT: STALKER SIGHTING
Self-professed sexual predator; known creep.

Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 250 pounds (claims 236)
Complexion: Tangerine (Pantone 15-1247)
Hair: FD&C Yellow 5
Eyes: Squinty

Last Seen: Lurking menacingly behind a woman on the Washington University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. Known to be a frequent flyer; could be anywhere. Stay alert.

IF SIGHTED: Do not approach. Call police Special Victims Unit or Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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That Mexican Thing

October 7, 2016

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Former talk radio host and Indiana Governor Mike Pence has a way with words, but during his prime-time smirk-a-thon with over-caffeinated Senator Tim Kaine he out-did himself. Although he chastised Mr. Kaine for repeating talking points —  “pre-done lines” — Mr. Pence had one of his own. When Tim Kaine referred to Donald Trump’s smear of Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, Mike Pence, in a clumsy attempt at Reagan’s “There you go again,” replied “Senator, you whipped out that Mexican thing again.”

“That Mexican thing” will be all anyone remembers about Tuesday’s so-called debate.

More:

“‘That Mexican thing’: Mike Pence’s defense of Trump’s rhetoric goes viral,” Nicole Puglise, The Guardian

“‘That Mexican Thing’ Takes On Life After the Debate,” Katie Rogers, New York Times

“‘That Mexican Thing’ Is Your New Favorite Meme,” Jack Holmes, Esquire

“Cartoon: Whip out that Mexican thing,” Lalo Alcaraz, Fusion

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Trump’s Taxes: He Screwed His Investors, Not Just Uncle Sam

October 5, 2016

Trump's Taxes: He Screwed His Investors, Not Just Uncle Sam

Donald Trump paid no personal income taxes for 18 years by deducting the $916,000,000 he lost in 1995, reported the New York Times in a story based on leaked information from state tax returns. To do this Mr. Trump had to forgo the depreciation deductions on his properties, which included his Atlantic City casinos. Donald Trump formed a public corporation and funded his casinos with securities he sold to ordinary investors impressed with his celebrity and a promise of 14 percent interest who were unaware of the tax burden The Donald had imposed on the properties by taking personal deductions on them. As the company collapsed and the bond value plummeted 70 percent, the CEO paid himself a $5 million bonus and bought a private jet. So much for Mr. Trump’s sense of “fiduciary duty.”

As Drew Harwell explained in the Washington Post:

“Many of those who lost money were Main Street shareholders who believed in the Trump brand, such as Sebastian Pignatello, a retired private investor in Queens. By the time of the 2004 bankruptcy, Pignatello’s 150,000 shares were worth pennies on the dollar.

‘He had been pillaging the company all along,’ said Pignatello, who joined shareholders in a lawsuit against Trump that has since been settled. ‘Even his business allies, they were all fair game. He has no qualms about screwing anybody. That’s what he does.’”

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Ted Cruz: Profile in Courage

October 3, 2016

Ted Cruz: Profile in Courage
Before the GOP Convention, Donald Trump claimed Ted Cruz’s father killed JFK, and that Mrs. Cruz is a crook. Senator Cruz called Trump a “pathological liar,” a “braggadocious, arrogant buffoon,” a “serial philanderer” and “sniveling coward” who is “utterly amoral” and unfit to be president.

In July, at the GOP Convention, Ted Cruz told delegates “Vote your conscience.” But, as we learned back in 2013 when he shut down the government, Mr. Cruz has no conscience himself. He confirmed that judgement by endorsing Donald Trump for president two weeks ago.

No surprises here. At least Ted taught Mr. Trump a 4-syllable word, “braggadocious.”

More:

“Ted Cruz Continues to Eat Crow In Public After Trump Endorsement,” Stephen Young, Dallas Observer

“9 times Ted Cruz insulted Donald Trump before endorsing him,” Madeline Conway, Politico

“Why even people who agree with him hate Ted Cruz,” Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Week
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Trump Wants to Shut Down the Internet. He Can’t.

September 29, 2016

Trump Wants to Shut Down the Internet. He Can't.

“We cannot allow the internet to be used as a recruiting tool, and for other purposes, by our enemy. We must shut down their access to this form of communication, and we must do so immediately.”

Donald J. Trump, August 15, 2016

Mr. Trump seems to think the government somehow controls the Internet. It doesn’t. No one does. for someone who doesn’t believe in science, the GOP candidate has an odd faith in the brilliant minds of U.S. technology.

More:

“Why Trump can’t shut down the internet,” Bree Fowler, Associated Press

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Big Fat Deal in Jersey: Christie Let Trump Skip Millions in Taxes

September 21, 2016

Big Fat Deal in Jersey: Christie Let Trump Ignore Millions in Taxes

“By the time Chris Christie became governor of New Jersey, the state’s auditors and lawyers had been battling for several years to collect long-overdue taxes owed by the casinos founded by his friend Donald J. Trump.

The total, with interest, had grown to almost $30 million. The state had doggedly pursued the matter through two of the casinos’ bankruptcy cases and even accused the company led by Mr. Trump of filing false reports with state casino regulators about the amount of taxes it had paid.

But the year after Governor Christie, a Republican, took office, the tone of the litigation shifted. The state entertained settlement offers. And in December 2011, after six years in court, the state agreed to accept just $5 million, roughly 17 cents on the dollar of what auditors said the casinos owed.”

— “Trump Casinos’ Tax Debt Was $30 Million. Then Christie Took Office.” Russ Buettner, New York Times

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