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Posted by: Helen Philpot | July 28, 2016

Trump is no Reagan. No Kennedy. No Clinton. No Obama. He’s not even a Bush.

helen-mug1 FROM HELEN:

Margaret, I watched that jackass in Cleveland and lost my voice.  I saw a Presidential nominee paint a picture of an America I don’t know and have never known. I tried to respond but I couldn’t find the words. I watched his wife lie to a reporter saying that she had written every word of her speech.  When she hadn’t, I watched the media say it wasn’t her fault. I tried to respond but couldn’t find the words.  I listened to children who have known only life’s riches praise a father who had made his riches by cheating others.  I tried to respond but I couldn’t find the words.  I watched an audience shout down a Senator when he told them to vote their conscience.  I tried to respond but I couldn’t find the words.  I watched amazed as Trump got more popular rather than less and truly I couldn’t find the words.   But last night, I watched a battle-worn President who had been unjustly treated and unfairly maligned rise above it all.  I watched Barack Obama, my President, paint a different picture, a beautiful picture of hope, kindness, forgiveness and humility.  And now I am going to respond because I have indeed found my words.  Screw you, Mr. Trump.  You better give your heart to Jesus because your butt is mine and I plan to kick your ass from the bottom floor to the top floor of Trump Tower and then down again.   As I live and breathe, you will never be President.  Never.

I have always said that even when I watch my P’s and Q’s, I can still spell bullshit.  Eight years ago, Sarah Palin walked onto the world stage and American politics hit a new low.   I saw a bitch and I called her a bitch. Trust me.  She spewed hatred, fear and ignorance better than any hillbilly I had ever known. I have no regrets for calling her a bitch.  Palin was a joke.  Trump, however, is no joke.  He is the real deal when it comes to divisive politics. Trump has an ego the size of my ass (and trust me when I tell you that is one yuuuuuuuuge ass).  Everything he does is for selfish reasons, fueled by greed and motivated by power.

Salty language and a strong opinion don’t bother me.  Saying what’s on your mind is usually a good thing.  Usually.  But what’s on Trump’s mind isn’t fit for human consumption. It’s just hatred, fear and plain old racism.  He put together a carnival in Cleveland to make the case that America has become a horrible place that no longer has time for political correctness.  But I am here to tell you that speaking your mind and being politically correct are not mutually exclusive.  Political correctness is having the emotional intelligence and decency not to use language, evoke images or take actions that marginalize, offend or otherwise insult people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.  Kind of sounds like something Jesus would support if you ask me.

The America he described is not the America I know.  In fact, it’s not the America anyone knows.  The rest of us know an America of hard-working, compassionate people who no longer have time to hate and who don’t aspire to harass and humiliate their fellow countrymen.  The America we know wants to end poverty, end war, educate our children and take care of our elderly. We welcome diversity because we are and always have been the world’s great melting pot. Our America has been and always will be great.  Trump sees America as some ugly girl just waiting for him to take her to the prom.  It’s bullshit and we all know it.

Trump takes offense that President Obama and Secretary Clinton don’t use the expression Extreme Islamic Terrorist,  suggesting, I guess, that all Islamic people are terrorist but some are just more extreme.  Funny.  Whenever another old, white man blows up an abortion clinic, I don’t hear anyone calling him an Extreme Christian Terrorist.  Why?  Because you don’t attribute the bad actions of a few Christians to the entire Christian faith any more than you should attribute terrorism to the entire religion of Islam.  You don’t, of course, unless you are trying to stir up a bunch of ignorant mouth breathers that have been drawn to the talk radio/Fox News/Sarah Palin/Michelle Bachman brand of Republicanism that is today’s Republican base. Trump’s America seems to be one filled with roaming bands of brown gypsies raping and pillaging at will.  I guess the view from Trump Towers is somewhat skewed when you watch Fox News and listen to talk radio all day.  To him, there is evil in anyone who doesn’t bow to his perceived greatness.

Trump is partly right.  Evil is indeed alive and well in America.   It’s just not as widespread as he would like to scare us into believing.   It seems to be alive and well in about 4% of the population –  roughly equal to the number of votes cast for Trump during the primaries.   Coincidence?  I think not.   And funny enough, the worst of them all decided to travel to Cleveland last week.

Donald.  You sir are no Reagan. You are no Kennedy. No Clinton. You are no Obama.  You aren’t even a Bush. You are a self-aggrandizing, hatred-spewing, lying sack of shit.  And yes, I realize that my name- calling is just as bad as yours.  But I am not running for President.  You are.   So be a man and act like it.  Sadly, I sincerely doubt you can.

The Republican Party, the party that likes to think it has a monopoly on God, family values and patriotism, owes America an enormous apology.  Palin was bad enough, but Trump is inexcusable.  I mean it.  Really.

ma FROM MARGARET:

Helen, you had better sit down for this.  I have news.  It’s happened and we’ve both lived to see it. After watching three nights of the Democratic convention, my Howard woke up this morning and told me that he, a dyed in the wool Republican, will be voting for Hillary Clinton in November.

Helen, dear, I have now seen it all and I am planning to wear my Sunday best everyday because i could now drop dead at any given moment.  He’s with her.  I couldn’t be happier.  You should be too.  Have some pie. We’ve got this.

(PS from Helen – for those of you who ask if you can copy my writings – just like when I bake a pie, it’s always better when shared)

 

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  1. Margaret and Helen, You speak the truth and I love your salty language!! Thank you for the laughs ….”..not even a Bush” LOL!!! And thank you to Matthew for encouraging this questionable behavior!

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  2. […] Margaret and Helen always come through with their snarky humor. Thanks Dana for sharing. https://margaretandhelen.com/2016/07/28/trump-is-no-reagan-no-kennedy-no-clinton-no-obama-hes-not-ev… […]

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  3. Thanks for the clarification! So, I think I get it… Iran gave us a bunch of money; we never delivered what they “bought.” And, at this point, we sure as hell weren’t going to give them any weapons, right? So we said, “Okay, how about we give you back your money? And we want those American citizens you’ve got, too.” And they agreed. Is that basically it?

    Hardly a “ransom” situation, IMO, when you give back a buyer the money he paid you for something you never delivered, AND you get something else “valuable” from him, as well – at no “extra cost” to you.

    So who looks like the “winner” here…? The buyer who shelled out his money and never got what he paid for, or the seller who returned the money, AND got a “bonus’ on top of it?

    ($400 million could have earned a nice bit of interest, too, while we were sitting on it…)

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  4. That $400 million was money Iran gave the U.S. for arms which we never delivered. To Donald Trump’s surprise, the U.S. made a “deal” which saved us money. It’s exhausting trying to get people on the right to just deal with reality. They would much prefer to disparage our president and our government. For some reason, that makes them feel better. How patriotic.

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  5. Hi, Terri (and UAW, if you’re paying any attention) –

    I think it’s been pretty firmly acknowledged that this particular chunk of money was part of an agreement that was made between the US and Iran well before the current administration was even elected. In other words, it was an outstanding debt on our part that we’d just not paid. (Not paying it was most likely to keep some “leverage” going around that.)

    In other words, Iran did not suddenly ask for a “new” bunch of money from us here, which would have to be considered a demand for ransom. However, it seems that what we said, “Okay, now we’ll pay you what we owe you if we can make a deal,” and that’s quite different, IMO.

    But… The bottom line is that, frankly, whether or not some “deal” must be called “ransom,” or “not ransom,” pales in significance next to the idea of what sort of person we are going to elect as our next POTUS. The choice seems to be between someone with vast experience in international politics, in making “deals,” including some which some people consider “shady,” and someone who knows absolutely nothing about international politics and maneuvering, who lies consistently, makes all kinds of empty promises and threats, and walks around happily being a loose cannon…

    If He, Trump had made this very “deal,” he would be bragging ceaselessly about how cleverly he had worked “the system.” Someone with his business history of rip-offs and failures has a hell of a lot of nerve casting aspersions here. If, as he says, he knows “the system” better than anyone, he can hardly find this kind of thing “shocking.”

    But, of course, the illusion of “nerve” is all he’s got to sell.

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  6. UAW: The US does NOT pay ransom! Just get that into your head. That has been the policy forever. There can be no rational discussion of anything if the FACTS can’t be agreed upon.

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  7. Terri, from what I can tell, if Trump proscribes the assassination of Clinton, he could just as well do the same to whoever wherever such as any Repub pol that still ticks him off. Its like that old saying, first they came for the (fill in the blank) . . . and then they came for me. He must have driven his official Secret Service detail totally nuts with that proscription!

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  8. Oh, come on, UAW… If you worship polls, as He, Trump obviously does, then it should be clear that the only vessel that is sinking is the “SS GOP.” Please name me ONE single, just one, prominent Democrat who’s said he/she has decided to vote for what’s his name… Maybe I’ve missed something.

    As for what’s a “ransom” and what isn’t, we can back and forth forever between those who say it was such, and those who maintain it was a long overdue payment on an agreement that was set up years before Obama was elected President. And, frankly, I hardly give a s**t about that.

    What I care about is that it’s pretty clear that He, Trump knows almost NOTHING about any kind of international deal-making, and the history of his own business deal-making is a hell of a lot less “successful” than he says it is. If he’s so goddam proud of his triumphs, he’d get those tax returns out there ASAP, so everybody could stop pestering him about them.

    But, no… He much prefers to keep any legitimate documentation under wraps, so he can just tell us what he wants to tell us.

    Anyone who says, “Believe me” as often as he does is absolutely not to be believed…

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  9. don’t know about rats abandoning ship unless your talking about dems voting for Trump
    and yes he did pay a ransom
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438804/iran-ransom-payment-barack-obama-tried-be-sneaky

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  10. anybody remember “If they bring a knife we bring a gun”?

    or

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  11. Well, there is a word for this: ARRGGGHHHH !!!!!!

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  12. Gato, there is a YouTube video of trump flip flopping like a fish on a line. Sorry I don’t have the link.

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  13. Hi Gato,
    Yes, listening to Donald Trump makes my head spin (and my stomach turn). He is capable of taking differing stands on the same issue in the course of a day. He cannot be allowed near the Oval Office, he is entirely unfit. I think people like Paul Ryan and Peter King, who continue to defend him, are doing themselves a disservice, but most of all it is a disservice to the country. We are seeing the true colors of many, many DC politicians. God help us.
    P.S. It sounds as if you husband is coming around…..good news. Hope you’re well and enjoying a nice summer.

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  14. Hi, Terri – My husband and I were discussing the classic line about “rats leaving a sinking ship,” in regard to an entirely non-political issue, BTW.

    And my husband said, “The rats are right!”

    They’re still rats, of course, but at least they won’t be drowned rats… This seems pretty applicable here, IMO.

    What’s so bizarre about He, Trump is that he insists that every word out of his pinched little mouth-like orifice is “true” and critically important – until someone objects. THEN, of course, what he said isn’t “true,” and doesn’t mean anything. And we’re supposed to “believe him” when he says something, AND “believe him” when he later denies that he said it…

    Is this crazy-making, or what? it certainly should be to everyone who isn’t crazy themselves…

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  15. Has Trump finally gone too far by suggesting the assassination of Hillary Clinton? He has gotten away with so much, but this seems like a tipping point. Thoughts anyone?

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  16. The president who actually did pay random to Iran was Ronald Reagan. And then he took credit for the release of the hostages when all the work was done by Jimmy Carter.

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  17. Job figures correct. Unemployment is determined by more factors than that and number of jobs created in a month may not impact number of unemployed for several months.

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  18. Good comment. I said almost the same but you put in far more detail. Never understood the whining about why a bill was voted down when the riders were egregious.

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  19. What ELSE was tacked on? The repub have the habit of tacking riders to bills that have nothing to do with the bill itself.
    So don’t say “they voted against a bill.” Check the riders. Many, many good bills are defeated because of riders.

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  20. and keep wishing trump quits…kind of like a wish in one hand and a pile of $hit in the other,what do you have
    and Ineedahandjob is at it againhttps://www.yahoo.com/news/iran-ex-president-writes-obama-demanding-frozen-funds-104442723.html?ref=gs

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438744/iran-ransom-payment-president-obama-broke-law-sending-cash-iran

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  21. your right stellens
    I should have finished the story…the eighth one that I read…thought one from Slate would score eith you but their just another MSNBC

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  22. UAW: Fact are facts. Are you aware the previous month’s job creation number was revised UPWARD, something which has happened frequently. I wonder why you are so determined to paint all Obama accomplishments in a negative light? The unemployment numbers do not come from the White House. 14+ million jobs is something to be happy about. How about giving credit where credit is due?

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  23. tell me where any Dem bill would allow any person unjustly accused to have their record corrected. remember when Ted Kennedy was on it?
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/20/flashback-huffington-post-agreed-nra-no-fly-list-2014/

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  24. wondering when the 255,000 jobs figure will be lowered
    94 million not in workforce
    Obama stretched the facts in his final SOTU on jobs, deficits, health care, military spending and carbon emissions.
    http://www.factcheck.org/2016/01/factchecking-the-state-of-the-union/

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  25. UAWTRADESMAN (yeah, sure you were): Do you even read the articles to which you link? I don’t think so, because if you had read this particular article, you would have seen the reasons the Grassley/Cornyn bills failed (hint: they were a)dangerous and b)ineffectual):
    Here’s the gist:

    Grassley’s bill, in addition to ostensibly strengthening the National Criminal Instant Background Check System, would also tweak the laws regarding gun sales to individuals who have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric institutions and veterans who have been deemed incompetent to manage their own affairs. Everytown says Grassley’s proposal to allow involuntarily committed patients to buy guns as soon as their commitment orders have expired is dangerous. (Some critics believe the existing legal processes by which gun rights are restored to the involuntarily committed are already too weak; Grassley would eliminate those processes.) The group also says there are better existing proposals to deal with the veteran-competency issue.
    Cornyn’s bill would require the government to prove within three days that a terror suspect “has committed, conspired to commit, attempted to commit, or will commit an act of terrorism,” a standard that amounts to proving in three days that someone has already committed or is imminently ready to commit a crime.

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  26. Tilphousia
    Can you say…THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED
    Seems simple to me
    and wondering why the Dems voted against background check bills??????”Both of those failed because Democrats wouldn’t vote for them”.
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/06/22/should_democrats_have_voted_for_grassley_cornyn_amendments.html

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  27. WAY TO GO USA

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  28. Hi, Roz – If there is a lesson to be learned here, it is the almost unimaginable damage that can be done by one megalomaniac encouraged, left unchained, and officially unacknowledged as such, by people who have done so for the basest of reasons: Their own fears, racism, greed, and lust for power.

    Even if He, Trump drops out (with all the self-righteous indignation we can surely expect), there are no GOP candidates who have not already been indelibly stained by their “support” of him… Except, maybe, John Kasich, ironically enough.

    And even if they do manage to pull someone even reasonably acceptable out of some hat, they have next to no organization, no “ground game,” no principles left, and almost nothing to work with…

    In a certain sense, the GOP “asked for this.” I can only hope that the taking down of the entire party will not take down the rest of us with it.

    I remember being in Germany in the 1980s, where my ex-husband was making a promotional film for BMW. The young people there were STILL trying to figure out what happened to their country that let Hitler come to power, and how so many warning signs could have been overlooked, for so long, by so many…

    I don’t think we are making that mistake here. Some of these “voices” may make some of us uncomfortable, and many are not even in English, but they matter as much as the more familiar voices of measured reason. All are the voices of America.

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  29. Roz, I agree. The Dems’ best path to victory is having Trump as the candidate. When he loses, he will naturally claim the system is “rigged”, he was treated “unfairly” and he was “viciously attacked.” He is not a grown up, he cannot accept a failure, he will look to blame anybody and everybody. He is such a whiner. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a grown main whine and complain as much as he does. I just pray he will go away after the election. Personally I am sick to death of seeing him, hearing him and being forced to think about him.
    Gato, I agree with your assessment about how Trump handles any adversity. The man is just pure id, there is no super ego at play with that man. I just don’t see him leaving the race. As for the rest of the possible GOP replacements if he did leave, those are pretty slim pickings. Their great hero, Paul Ryan, at this point looks like an impotent fool. A profile in courage he is not. JMHO.

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  30. Hi, Gato, I would really really enjoy having the word LOSER tattooed in red on his forehead.
    Braw heh heh heh

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  31. ‘What if’ Trump were to drop out? It sounds like a welcome scenario but ‘what then’?
    Any Republican candidate on that primary debate stage presented a horrifying possibility… were they to become president. Paul Ryan is also being floated as a possible alternative. They’re all of the same ilk…championing economic deregulation and social regulation. At least Trump presents the stark reality of what a possible Repthuglican presidency would mean for this country. I welcome the Trump spectacle and fervently hope it will open the eyes and minds of enough voters! It seems to be the case as polls are reflecting a downward trend.

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  32. Hey, Cynthia – Thanks for the link. Yep; great piece.

    However (why do I so often start with that word?), I still think the chances of He, Trump’s quitting are fifty-fifty. (Actually, he apparently said a couple of months ago to some Sunday host that he’d quit if his poll numbers started to slide, because he’s “not a masochist.” Well, they certainly ARE sliding, but there’s no reason to believe he’d stick to this thought any more than he sticks to ANY of his “thoughts.”)

    The thing is, IMO, that He, Trump accepts no “label” about himself unless he, himself has selected it. A hundred thousand people can call him a racist, but He, Trump is not a racist. Same with narcissist, misogynist, sociopath, and anything else. It just doesn’t count in his mind unless He, Trump decides it does – and that’s how it is with everything.

    So, were he to drop out, the entire WORLD could call him a “loser,” but He, Trump wouldn’t believe it, because he didn’t pick it – and he never would. He could be bound hand and foot, slowly sinking in a vat of quicksand, and if someone said to him, “Hey! I think you’re sinking in that quicksand!”, he’d reply, “No, I’m not,” and he would BELIEVE IT.

    So if he exits the race, it will be because He, Trump is “above” all those small-thinking losers, has “better things to do,” doesn’t have to endure all those “unfair attacks” and the “rigged system.” He won’t “quit”; he’ll just be too good to associate any longer with such a bunch of losers.

    Nor would he EVER admit that he has neither the desire to, nor the capability of, actually do any “governing.” And probably the thought of having to BS his way through four years of risking the possibility of making it undeniably clear that such is the case, it just might make sense to him to get out now.

    That way it’ll be his “choice,” not the choice of Congress, some impeachment panel, or that accursed “rigged system” that’s always out to treat him so unfairly… It could be the biggest “Sc**w All You Losers” of his life.

    How could He, Trump resist…?

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  33. Stonekettle has a new post on what if Trump drops out.
    http://www.stonekettle.com/2016/08/wishful-thinking.html#comment-form

    Peace.

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  34. Agreed, Gato. Years and years ago the NR A was in the forefront of gun safety laws. But not now. Real sportspeople are now the ones demanding safety first, and high standards for members. True sports persons would never use an automatic weapon. They rely on skill won through practice and training. When my son began to learn to shoot, he went to a range and was told he had to join the NRA to become a member even though he didn’t want to. From that point on, I never liked NRA. How good can an organization be if they must increase membership through coercion ? Now it’s the bastion of right wing gun nuts who know nothing of sportsmanship. They only yell the loudest about ‘their right to bear arms’. Perhaps they should read the Second Amendment more closely.

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  35. Howdy, Tioophousia –

    I live very close to Newtown, CT. There is a gun club literally across the street from our Community. They have open shooting several times a week, and their facilities are used for firearms training for police officers.

    Shortly after that massacre, I screwed together my courage and went to the club to see what the members might have to say. I am in no way a “gun person,” so doing this was pretty scary to me. (Here’s this old hippie lady, going to a place where there were more guns than she’d ever seen in her entire life..!) They’d been accosted by reporters for days, many of whom were trying to “blame” the club for what happened.

    They could not have been nicer. I was impressed with how well-regulated their shooting sessions were. They know every single person who’s been there, and keep detailed records of everyone’s activity at the range. They didn’t have much good to say about the NRA, by the way. Apparently the NRA comes in and offers to upgrade a club’s facilities, provide jackets and teeshirts, legal services, insurance policies, and all kinds of other support… But only if the members ALL agree to become “members” of the NRA. It’s not an option; either everyone signs up, or no goodies. This is how the NRA boosts its “membership.”

    Even more interesting was their disdain for people who use military-style weapons. Their POV is that those are only for people who can’t shoot, and have no desire to learn real marksmanship. Their position is that if someone can’t properly handle a long gun, they’re pretty useless. Not a single word about “Second Amendment rights,” BTW. All in all, a very interesting experience for me.

    I doubt that any of them would feel the need to take an AK-47 with them on their next trip to our local Walmart… And not a bit of camo-wear in sight…

    BTW, just heard from a friend that he’d enrolled his pig (yes, an actual pig) in the NRA, and now “Franklin” is a full-fledged, card-carrying member.

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  36. Your comment was spot on. The only purpose for having an automatic or semiautomatic weapon is the mass killing of human beings. They must only be in the hands of the military trained in their use. Farmers and ranchers use long guns to protect livestock. They should have those weapons. Trump is engaging in a sophomoric “mine is bigger than yours” contest. He hasn’t the brainpower to think statements through. DRUMP TRUMP

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  37. Thank you, Cynthia, for expressing what is one of my concerns regarding assault weapons. I’m reminded of how Australia took all guns away from everyone except farmers and ranchers who needed them to protect their livestock from natural predators some time ago in the ’90’s. They haven’t had a mass killing since. My other concern is with the “Pro-Lifers” who are only concerned with getting babies born. What happens to the babies who aren’t wanted is not their concern. As a Christian I have a real problem with that. Any baby born should be loved and nurtured, educated and supported to the best of our ability. Otherwise we can’t condone denying abortion to anyone who isn’t up to the task.
    Now I just hope that I can be happy once the election is over and Trump is dumped.

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  38. UAW: I’ll return the favor. Here’s a link just for you:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/after-911-trump-took-money-marked-for-small-businesses/article/2001099

    Wondering how you feel about Trump pocketing $150,000 of taxpayer money intended for small businesses impacted by 9/11.

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  39. 255,000 job created in July. Unemployment rate 4.9%. Almost 15 million jobs created during the Obama administration. This is the “disaster” Trump is running against. Do facts and reality mean anything any more?

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  40. Go girl – $400 million was NOT ransom payment and tell UAW that trump lied about seeing the plane and about everything else connected with his ‘random’ statement. If UAW would do just a bit of fact checking, he wouldn’t have so much egg on his face. Trump’s lies are staggering. He makes them up as he speaks and doesn’t bother to keep them straight.

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  41. Oh, probably not, Mageen…

    (But, of course, I don’t “know” He, Trump at all, and this could be seen as another vicious attack…)

    But as long as every headline on every website, and on every news channel, and on every pretend “news channel,” and on every comedy show, starts with the words “Donald Trump,” we’re going to have him in our faces…

    And as long as people like myself feel compelled to look more than once a day at “donald trump tweets,” he will thrive.

    When I lived in NY, my subway train was once stopped because someone had fallen onto the tracks and been hit by the train. I thought I’d just go to the front car and take a look… A decision I will regret for the rest of my life.

    As long as we are curious about the carnage from that kind of “train wreck,” and eager to see it, it will continue to be front and center.

    I’m guilty.

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  42. Hey, UAW – You are one sly and clever dude! (And I’m not kidding…) I wonder if even your moniker is “sly and clever,” now that I think about it.

    Anyway, you sure get us all to stay engaged with you…

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  43. http://www.youngcons.com/hillary-first-press-conference-in-244-days-only-invites-black-and-latino-journalists/

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  44. cynthia…
    at least you got the AK-47 and AR-15 right

    http://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2016/06/21/ar-15-sales-surge-distrust-media-democrat-party/

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  45. well Teri…
    I guess I’m just as guilty as Trump….I owned stock in Delphi and GM(really helped my IRA)

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  46. well Teri

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-400-million-cash-part-expensive-price-free-u-s-hostages/
    http://nypost.com/2016/08/05/hostage-we-waited-for-2nd-plane-to-land-in-iran-before-leaving/

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  47. hey Gato…
    Thanks for showing the importance of being investigated by the FBI

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  48. Have I been placed in detention? I tried to post a link to a NYtimes article – “how the AK-47 and AR-15 evolved into…choice of mass killers”. But my comment went into outer space. It was an interesting article on the spread of these weapons. I would recommend it.

    Peace.

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  49. Awww, UAW… It’s not that I don’t LIKE you, it’s just that so much of what you say He, Trump has been “accused of” are things that have come out of his own mouth. He just takes offense at the fact that people object to them.

    In fact, he takes offense at even being asked a question, ever, about anything he says or does. He maintains that someone asking, publicly, if he’d ever read the Constitution is a “vicious attack.” (That’s like saying that someone’s asking, “What do you think of this weather?” is a “vicious attack” on one’s personal meteorological skills.)

    As for releasing college transcripts, have we been treated to any of He, Trump’s? If so, I’ve missed it. And which do you think are more relevant to someone’s claims about how rich and how “successful” he is, and how qualified he is to “run this country like a business” – one’s college grade point average, or one’s tax returns…?

    “Believe me” is not a very convincing justification for claims of being a great “deal maker.” Even the slightest corroboration from ANYONE with whom he had made one of these “great deals” would be – and those voices have been remarkably silent. (He, Trump may feel that he’s made a “great deal” when he’s paid a supplier thirty cents on the dollar of what he owes them, but most people would call that kind of “great deal” something quite different.)

    When He, Trump has had “Trump University” investigated five or six times by endless Congressional “committees,” and the FBI, and has been exonerated of any wrong-doing every single time, then I might begin to believe he’s on the up and up with his claims.

    And on that day I’m sure we’ll all be thrilled to see the flying pigs, too…

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  50. A privilege to witness your comments. You both lived through WW2, may have seen effects of the depression as young children.;a lot of presidents and administrations and changes our country made to remain united. I believe you two ladies belong front and center, shouting this up and down every street in america! Thank you for sharing this straight up.

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  51. You know, UAW, you are entitled to your opinion, but not your own facts. There was no ransom, look it up. Jeez, turn off the Fox News and read something reputable. And by the way, why should Obama release his Harvard transcripts? He was the editor of the Law Review. You don’t get that distinction if you’re not an exemplary student. Where are Trump’s Wharton School transcripts? And where are Trump’s tax returns? We know he isn’t worth nearly as much as he claims, and that he probably doesn’t pay any income taxes. Is that okay with you? Do you mind that he cheated so many contractors and vendors and employees when he declared bankruptcy six times? Does it bother you when he invited the Russians to tamper in American politics? And do his daily lies bother you at all? Today it was a nonexistent video he claims to have seen. Yesterday it was a “real” purple heart given him by a vet, who specifically told him was a copy.

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  52. Greetings all porch dwellers. By now somebody might have had the following thought: is Trump suicidal? Look at the full pattern. Totally out of control. Totally out of touch with reality. Living in his own little world where only he can rightfully and righteously determine anything and everything. Nothing can hurt him. Not even if he put a gun to his head — and pulled the trigger. I had this hunch when he said that even if he walked down the street and shot somebody he would get away with it. Another words, he is god-like and nothing will happen to him. Sometimes a suicidal person will speak in metaphors, etc. And never listen to anyone else. He doesn’t need them no matter if they are saying good things about him. The only things that really matter are the distortions in his own head.

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  53. Damn…only a week and look at the # of posts(piles of bullshit)

    MSNBC said Trump asked about using nukes…OH YEAH…MSNBC…well then hell it’s just got to be true because they wouldn’t tell a fib(lying sacks of shit)
    LMFAO…Trumps numerous cases of VD…

    How about Obama paying Iran $400million in ransom

    How about Clinton and Kaine both accepting gifts(bribes) while in office

    and when is Obama going to release his Harvard transcripts

    and when is Harry Reid going to state in congress that Trump hasn’t paid any taxes.
    HEY…how about Harry writes a letter on official stationary smearing Trump,have a bunch of Dims sign it, and then have Rush auction it on E-BAY

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  54. Hi, Gato, one more tidbit. Very scary. Trumpers asked why not use nuclear weapons three times in an hour briefing per Joe Scarborough. Instead of asking about conventional weapons, all trump was interested in were nuclear weapons. Experts have stated that he is so unstable he must never have access to our nuclear arsenal. BTW the President of France thinks trump is ‘revolting’.

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  55. Dear Gato, don’t think little twitty trumpers has demons. He is a complete sociopath. There is no room for anyone but himself. Saw a video of him with his daughter. She was pulling away as he patted her thigh. Talk about sick. He cares about nothing. Oh yes, ‘Newsweek’ did an in depth about his business and found that his business record is a disaster. Lies, bankruptcies, deceptions to shareholders. Good read.

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  56. Hi, again! (Can’t seem to button it up so far today…)

    I found it interesting that He, Trump eagerly spent four or five days arguing back and forth with the Khans, maintaining how He, Trump had been so “viciously attacked,” and yet… Warren Buffet issued a detailed takedown after that, including a challenge to Trump: That if He, Trump would reveal his tax returns, the Oracle of Omaha would, too, and the two of them could answer questions about them at a jointly-held forum. So far, He, Trump’s only response has been, “I’m not very interested in Warren Buffet.”

    EITHER it’s because he knows Buffet is significantly wealthier than He, Trump is, and is certainly a more successful and respected businessman, OR because the press hasn’t jumped on this as they have on the Khan Konflict…

    And we all know that He, Trump won’t spend ten minutes on anything that doesn’t promise big ratings. On that subject, unlike just about anything else, his instincts are razor sharp!

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  57. Hey, Terri – I suspect the the one thing that He, Trump just could not live with is permitting any suspicion IN HIS OWN MIND that he is a “loser.” Other people can call him that, or “quitter” – or almost anything else, for that matter – and he will not allow himself to hear it. There is no other universe other than the one he’s constructed for his own personal need. Whatever you call him, if it doesn’t fit with He, Trump’s essential vision of himself, it just DOESN’T EXIST as far as he’s concerned.

    It’s that kind of thinking that allows him to say – and probably actually BELIEVE – things like “The Hispanics love me,” and “I’ll do very well with the women,” and “I have a very good temperament, the best temperament,” “I’m very religious,” and that building “large structures” is as much a “sacrifice” as losing a son in war. I think we can be sure that he’s not just making this stuff up; he actually believes it. And that’s why he’s so dangerous.

    Are there demons in his head? I think there are… And I’m betting they’re all echoes of the relentless voice of a powerful, cold, and harsh father, telling him over and over again that he just isn’t good enough, and never will be.

    Does any of this “excuse” his behavior in any way? IT DOES NOT. It may be cause for some compassion on our part, but it sure as hell means that it would be an absolutely disastrous mistake to grant someone like this ANY sort of power over anything that affects anyone else – particularly one of the most powerful nations in the world.

    And I do not use “disastrous” lightly here – and no one should.

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  58. Gato, I wonder if Trump could live with himself if he realized his reputation would forevermore be “quitter.” I know he would have all sorts of excuses (the election is “rigged”, he was treated “unfairly” but nonetheless he would always be a quitter (almost as bad as being a “loser.”) I just want him to go away so we can cleanse our minds of any memory of him. His daily screaming and lying is too much to take. And shame on the GOP and Trump supporters. They are constantly waving the flag and consider themselves the only true patriots, yet when a gold star family is attacked, they don’t say a word. Paul Ryan has proven himself to be a spineless worm, along with Mike Pence, Mitch MConnell et al. I hope the voters never forget how these people reacted when they were put to the test.

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  59. You are my heroes! 👏👍👌💐💐💐💗💗💗

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  60. Mornin’ All…! Far as I can tell, He, Trump is not only doing everything he possibly can to “justify” his quitting, with all righteous indignation, but he’s doing it with the speed of a bullet train… I’d guess that the chances are about 50/50 that the RNC (and/or the Kochs, or somebody) could literally buy him out – but doing so would be pretty risky. (What do we think the chances are that He, Trump could keep his mouth shut about something like that?)

    HIs traditional modus operandi seems to be to rip off anyone foolish enough to “make a deal” with him, walk away with plenty of cash, and then brag about it. If you think of the GOP as a sort of “client,” to whom promises were made, and whom He, Trump has apparently long considered just his kind of “suckers,” then it all makes perfect sense. Has he ever looked at anyone – other than himself – as anything other than a “loser”…?

    Besides, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that he’s desperate for money. (Tax returns, anyone…?)

    As for why people “support” him, this has never been about “policies,” from his POV. He doesn’t have any, and has made no attempt to formulate any. He’s just not interested. He’s given his followers, so many of whom feel powerless, impotent, frightened, and overwhelmed, the opportunity to “use” only thing they have left: The opportunity to scream out their rage, blame someone else, blame “the system,” and get their adrenaline going. It can be a great high…

    When he says, “I am your voice,” he is right on target. That’s what he is, and that’s ALL he’s ever been.

    Somehow the GOP, consumed by their arrogance and undiminished (and unacknowledged) hatred of That Uppity Black Guy, didn’t see this… Until now, when it’s become so apparent that even an amoeba would recoil in horror.

    As for who’s next, keep an eye out for Paul Ryan. This is a perfect opportunity for him to step in to a Presidential run exactly as he did to the speakership: Initial refusal, followed quickly by “reluctant” acceptance, and the “humble” acknowledgement that duty has called him to serve his country, no matter the “personal sacrifice” involved. All total BS, of course, but, hey, it worked pretty well the first time around…

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  61. As I understand it the GOP/RNC can not remove Trump. But Trump can quit which I think will happen. I am sure Clinton could beat Trump….but Who will they run to replace Trump?

    Peace.

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  62. New Fox poll shows Trump behind Hillary by ten points. Battleground states polls not looking good for the orange one. Is our long national nightmare almost over? Trump is the worst political figure I can remember in my lifetime. How could a country who elected Barack Obama seriously consider electing a racist, bigoted, mentally unbalanced con man? Trump’s behavior is a disgrace to our country and an international embarrassment. I personally can’t wait until this election is over.
    Gato, I love what you wrote about the Obamas. I will always appreciate and admire them.

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  63. […] much more awesomeness after that. (Hat tip to Sher Watts Spooner for the link.) Margaret’s response forced me to resort to my […]

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  64. […] much more awesomeness after that. (Hat tip to Sher Watts Spooner for the link.) Margaret's response forced me to resort to my "no, […]

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  65. […] much more awesomeness after that. (Hat tip to Sher Watts Spooner for the link.) Margaret’s response forced me to resort to my […]

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  66. Beautifully said, Gato. All so true. The Karmic wheel turns……..

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  67. Hi, Mageen, and dear Sitters All… Two things are really surprising me about all this: One – how fast it’s all happening, and Two – how many GOP “heavies” are apparently ready to eat their own spawn… And get the hell out of Dodge.

    But Humpty has now insulted a veteran (and thrown out a baby). By doing so, he has just about finished robbing the GOP of the few things they say they hold sacred, and, these days, the only things they have left to sell. They know that their devotees really don’t give a hoot about immigrants, women, minorities, non-Christians, or the poor. As long as those were the “only” people he was insulting, no problem.

    BUT… He refused to “endorse” those who sold their souls to endorse him. And, IMO, THAT’s the one thing they will not tolerate.

    Add to that their hopes that the usual big money people would come through (they haven’t), that Obama would remain “above politics” (he hasn’t), and that the majority of Republicans would forever hold “party” above morality, or even common sense. Apparently not.

    Maybe they’ll be able to buy him off. Even if they can, they will then be scrambling against a well-oiled political machine (and there is no judgement in that from me, at least not at this moment; that kind of wonky detail work is what’s required to prevail in our system) that has worked for years to establish it’s ground game and is willing to hang in there for the long term..

    There are less than a hundred days left….

    PLUS, the Dems have the benefit of a sitting President whose awesome coolness, dedication to learning and understanding and to bloody hell WORK is, literally, world-class. Add to that his consummate grace, his obvious ability to reach out to anyone, anywhere, under any circumstances, with intelligence and respect, as is our magnificent First Lady, and you can see something of their problem.

    Had the GOP been able to really grasp any of this, they would never have nurtured this truly unfortunate and dangerous “representative”… And would have done everything they could to prevent their constituents from doing so.

    Karma…

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  68. Getting his crowd ready for his defeat. Well, defeat could be spelled out in more than one way – as in quitting. The RNC claims they have a regulation on what to do when a nominee quits for any reason. Do they have the guts to follow through with a replacement? Do they have the guts to contend with the Trumpites that will descend upon them, blaming them all for the absconder? Stay tuned. This is the best damned soap opera ever!

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  69. “This morning “the debates are rigged,” and already this evening, “The election is going to be rigged. In less than twenty-four hours… He must be scared defecation-less…”

    Roaring laughter Gato! Loved it! He is getting his crowd ready for his defeat and shamelessly stoking the fires. What a man!

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  70. Duh, forgot to include her name: Meg Whitman

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  71. The rats are deserting the sinking (I hope) ship: Major GOP contributor and failed GOP candidate for governor of California has not only declared she will vote for Clinton, but is contributing $$$$ to the Clinton campaign.

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  72. Cynthai- We were one of the states with preclearance coverage under the law. Right now we have a good governor and Lt Gov but if we get some of the lulu birds we have had the issues will come back.
    People would do well to try to understand what and why those orders stayed in place for so long and what to watch out for now as the creeps try to sneak the voter disenfranchisements back in underhanded ways.

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  73. Tim Kaine has been governor and Senator of my home, the Commonwealth of Virginia. His father in law, republican governor Linwood Holton has always also been a vocal supporter. Holton was the last good republican governor we had.

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  74. Jim Wright is one of my heros. A good man with common sense and a talent for plain speaking.

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  75. Little twitty trumpers also proclaimed (he never just talks, he proclaims) that the New York Times will be out of business in two to three years. Delusional? Yep

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  76. Gato – re “what goes around comes around,” “chickens come home to roost,” etc., I think I like “Karma’s a bitch” or as a friend amended it, “Karma’s a bitch if YOU are.” Seems particularly appropriate for mysognistic Humpty-Trumpty.

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  77. Hey, Cynthia – Thank you SO MUCH for the link to this piece, and for reminding me that it’s been far too long since I’ve made a stop at Stonekettle.

    Had no idea of the details of Kaine’s record, and I’m impressed – AND I’m impressed with Hill for all the reasons Jim Wright mentions.

    First thing I saw about Kaine was the day after he was selected. A friend posted a video on FB with Kaine playing harmonica with a bluegrass band called “The Seldom Scene.” Whipped me right back about fifty years to my hippie autoharp-playing days, and I said, “Wow… This guy must be pretty cool!”

    Not exactly the basis for a reasoned and thoughtful decision on my part, but I sure do like me a harmonica-blowin’ Senator… Let’s just say it was a good intro!

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  78. If you haven’t visited Stonekettle Station…Jim Wright has written a great piece about why Tim Kaine is such a great choice.

    http://www.stonekettle.com/2016/07/the-decider.html#comment-form

    Peace.

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  79. And then this morning’s “exciting announcement” that He, Trump is thinking he might revoke the NY Times’ press credentials because… “They don’t write good.”

    HTG, I am not kidding… “They don’t write good.”

    What I don’t understand is why EVERY media outlet with any sense of dignity or understanding of “journalism” hasn’t ALREADY ‘REVOKED’THEMSELVES from this idiot! He would not last twenty-four hours without the non-stop coverage… And that would be SUCH a blessing…

    He makes “Alice In Wonderland”‘s Red Queen look like a combination of Mother Teresa and Elizabeth I…

    PLEEEEEZE MAKE IT STOP!!! (Not you, Terri…)

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  80. Alaskapi – yes that is it. Thank you. It is scary. It is rigging the system to have one party ruling America. I hope people will read it.

    Peace.

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  81. Trump is not going to win, and he is already claiming “the election will be rigged”. I’m sure this is some premptive face saving (as if that was possible at this point). His continual whining about being treated “unfairly” is so childish, annoying and un-manly (if that’s a word). He’s a huuuuge baby! How anyone could consider him presidential material is beyond me. He is thin skinned, immature, and bigoted. The Khans are the heroes of this election. The contrast of their decency and dignity with Trump says it all.

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  82. Margaret & Helen, I just LOVE you!!!
    Looking forward to a congratulatory post in November AND another Family Thanksgiving Letter. Priceless!

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  83. Is this what you were asking for Cynthia?
    It is pretty scary stuff.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/us/critics-see-efforts-to-purge-minorities-from-voter-rolls-in-new-elections-rules.html

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  84. porch people – Thom Hartmann was reading from a New York Times issue Sunday edition about all the voter restrictions in states especially southern states. If any has access to it please post. Yes the system is rigged but in the Republicans favor….only way they can win.

    They would not get much interest if they said 1. tax breaks for the rich 2. More fees and taxes on the middle class 3. no reproductive choice 4. privatize schools, SS, Medicare, prisons, internet, ….you get the point. So they rig it.

    Peace.

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  85. Lol

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  86. Just wait till tomorrow. Who knows ?

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  87. Think we are of one mind. Never has such a morally bankrupt candidate been put up as candidate. But the republicans are becoming morally bankrupt themselves. Too bad. Used to be a worthy adversary. Now just shills for special interests.

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  88. I’m enjoying all the comments but wanted to put my two cents in. I don’t watch Fox/Faux news but I think we need to relabel them as “Fux News – it’s what they do”.

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  89. Okay!!!! Little Twitty Trumpers is moving even faster than I could have imagined… This morning “the debates are rigged,” and already this evening, “The election is going to be rigged.”

    In less than twenty-four hours… He must be scared defecation-less…

    Good. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving individual.

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  90. Gotta say I LOVE “Little Twitty Trumpers”…

    Somehow led me to think of Humpty Dumpty (“Humpty Trumpty”?) sitting all fragile and unbalanced on… of course… a WALL… Until he fell off, and nothing could put him back together again…

    I really try hard not to wish misery on any human being, but “chickens come home to roost,” “what goes around, comes around,” “you reap what you sow,” and so on. Nothing I can do about any of that. He, Trump seems to have, so far, avoided any kind of “just desserts,” for reasons I can hardly fathom – other than his high-flying political “supporters” are as morally bankrupt as he is.

    How that creature can say that he has EVER been treated “unfairly” is, IMO, the height of elitist, delusional, ignorance.

    I mean it. Really.

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  91. Well, ole Tilphousia agrees with you except for one tiny detail. 10 Nov 2016 poor little twitty trumpers will be incarcerated for RICO violations, and have no bail money cause he will be forced to pay everyone he LOST a lawsuit to. AND the Russians and Germans (Deutche Bank) will call his outstanding loans and he will be working in a soup kitchen with troup trump.

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  92. Alrighty, Ladies and Gentlemen (in the most all-inclusive sense possible) of the Porch… Ol’ Gato is going to consult her tea leaves and PREDICT THE FUTURE!!

    I have long felt (hoped, prayed, dreamed, begged) that He, Trump really has no wish whatsoever to actually BE President and have do any of the work, and was wondering how he would manage to get out of it, perhaps even prior to the election, without “losing face.”

    I think I now see a possible scenario… Already he’s tweeting and fussing about how the Dems are trying to “rig” the debates by scheduling some of them in conflict with some NFL games, and how he’s being, yet again, treated “unfairly.” (As we all know, there is not a single Democratic NFL fan, so no problem THERE…)

    So, here’s my scenario:

    He, Trump refuses to be “treated unfairly,” and declines to debate. His supporters are right there agreeing with him.

    Hillary decides to hold some televised “town halls.” Trump sends endless tweets criticizing every aspect of them, and reminds us that’s why he would not stoop to any debates. We, the public, will be forced to endure endless headlines about how He, Trump “slams,” “hits back,” “lashes out,” et cetera, for months on end.

    Somehow, by the grace of the almighty heavens or SOMETHING, we manage to get to the actual election. He, Trump is handed a YUUUUGE defeat (please, anyone… Make it so…). He then tweets tirelessly, for a brief period of time, that he only lost because he refused to debate under such unfair conditions, and that, if he had, he would definitely have gotten “huge ratings.”

    On November 10, 2016, Fox News will announce that He, Donald J. Trump, will be hosting a new and exciting weekly show where he will offer his own unique brand of hard-hitting, “tell-it-like-it-is” analysis of current events, assisted from time to time by the lovely Tiffany Trump, Melania Trump, Joe Arpaio, Cliven Bundy, David Duke, Donald Trump, Jr., and perhaps even the now-former governor of New Jersey.

    The program will be called “*ucked Dynasty.” His fans will love it. The ratings will be “unbelievable”…

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  93. Great piece and my feeling exactly. It’s very scary. And it is just mind-boggling to me that people can cheer his lies even when confronted with the evidence that he’s lying. You can tell them about Safire’s totally made up hit piece and they’ll still saying “lying HIllary.” You can mention all the lawsuits against Trump and that Hillary’s been investigated umpty-ump times without anyone turning up anything sufficient to back up the accusations, but they still say “crooked Hillary.”

    I’ve always faithfully voted, but once I was out of college (we’re talking the ’60s, so yeah, political activism – I’m probably on some “lists”), and in the workforce, that was about as far as I went. This very scary election has prompted me to volunteer my efforts to “get out the vote” among Dems. (On the other hand, worst comes to worst, I DO have relatives in Canada. Sigh.)

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  94. Agreed, Roz… Doesn’t seem like a “far out” idea at all, IMO.

    The completely-erroneously-titled “Citizens United” ruling by the Supreme Court is an absolute abomination. Getting that piece of garbage tossed would do an enormous amount of good toward campaign finance reform – and I’m pretty sure Hillary is committed to that goal. (Of course, it will take YEARS…)

    So, in the bound-to-be-interminab interim, some more immediate action would certainly be welcome around here!

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  95. The nominees have been selected and yet there’s still great dissatisfaction amongst voters. Hopefully the electorate will make the sane choice…for Hillary. However, polls show an alarmingly close race at this time. Neither candidate instills hope or trust among voters…deservedly..or not.
    It seems to me that Hillary and the Democratic Party could do one thing to instill trust and motivation into voters in this ongoing election process. That would be to champion…like Bernie did… public/comprehensive campaign finance reform. If Hillary (and all the Democratic candidates) would provide a clear and comprehensive plan for campaign finance reform, I believe that would renew many conflicted voter’s faith and trust in our (rigged) political process/system.
    This may sound like a radical idea. However, too many voters are living with the grim realities of our current economic, environmental, and social injustices. Comprehensive campaign finance reform would be a large step in moving our politics from these radical realities. Now, politicians mostly serve the interests of the monied contributors to their campaigns and perhaps to their personal bank accounts. With comprehensive campaign finance reform, politicians could become public servants that, freed from the constancy of campaign demands and personal gain, would have the mandate to serve all citizens more equally.
    I personally am trying to keep campaign finance reform front and center during this election season…and beyond. Every time I receive a request for money from the Democratic Party and/or candidates..multiple daily emails and snail mail… I reply that I won’t contribute until they put forward a comprehensive campaign finance reform plan.
    It’s not much, but I can’t think of any other way to work for this change. If anyone reading this has any ideas, I’m very interested! Thanks for listening…hoping you’ll all join me in this effort to call together for comprehensive campaign finance reform. If we can do that, I believe real change will happen for us and for our future generations.

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  96. […] Trump is no Reagan. No Kennedy. No Clinton. No Obama. He’s not even a Bush. […]

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  97. Love, love, love – every word! Thank you, my sentiments exactly.

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  98. Hillary Clinton would be called a whore if she had several children with three different fathers.

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  99. WHOOPIE !!! Way to go! One of my Corgis said he would run. Believe me, he’d be a better President than trump.

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  100. Good reminder – thanks! Probably should have said “gold-colored”…

    I think you can be pretty sure that most of what says he is, he doesn’t believe he is – but he wants to make sure WE think he is, as if when enough of “us” believe it, it will make it true. That would explain the obsession with “ratings.”

    When all that matters to you is what your “ratings” are, I think you have a serious problem. No morals; just ratings. No principles; just ratings. No beliefs; just ratings. No “self”; just ratings. What a precarious, dreadful, and uncertain way to have to live…

    I’m going to do my damnedest to make sure that such a person NEVER has the opportunity to live that way as the most powerful person in one of the most powerful countries in the world.

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  101. Good girl, your morals are right where they should be.
    Gold seat belt clips? Naw. I doubt that. Trump gave “gold & diamond cuff links away. Turned out to be played base metal and CZ ‘s. Never trust anything trump says.

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  102. Alaskapi – I had a “senior moment” there…used post for close. My right wing friends offered these suggestions however they are not Cabinet Posts

    Cliven Bundy – BLM – Land management

    R Giuliani – Homeland Security -picked based on his ability to pick perfect place to put emergency command post.

    Rick Scott – Medicare Fraud Department

    Jan Brewer – Government Publications – Her first addition will be “Makeup Tips for Older Women”. Second – How to Control a Comb-over on a Windy Day”, followed by “Showing Respect Toward Your Superiors”

    David Duke – Racial Affairs Department

    Joe Apia – Prison System Overhaul

    Peace.

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  103. What ship are you two ladies on in your photo?

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  104. Ah, yes.. It’s great to be incorporated… Here’s my experience – modest, but first-hand. As a freelancer, doing pretty well, I was advised by my accountant to become a “Corporation” in my home state, which I did. The rationale was that if anyone were to sue my Corporate Self, they would only be able to go after my “corporate” earnings. Anything my Corporate Self had generously granted to my Personal Self was untouchable. So, I could have tens of thousands of dollars in my “personal” bank accounts (I wished!), and only a few hundred in my “corporate” account, and those few hundred were the maximum that any plaintiff could expect. As you say, I could just roll merrily along… And keep in mind that I was the only “officer,” shareholder, manager, and maintenance crew of my “corporation.”

    My “corporation” could also set its own fiscal year as it wished. This handy little stipulation allowed my husband (also a freelancer) and myself to juggle our respective “fiscal years” in order to minimize our “personal” incomes, and thus pay the lowest possible personal income taxes.

    Yes, we had to pay “corporate taxes,” which weren’t much because we made sure our “corporations” had as little money as possible, and there were some additional bookkeeping costs, and paperwork to file, and so on. But, overall, we thought we were pretty damned clever. And, fortunately, nobody ever sued either one of us. (Frankly, had I ever caused real damage to someone by any inadvertent “corporate” behavior, my “personal” conscience would never have let me follow the “letter” of corporate law.)

    I have never been able to “incorporate” my morals; apparently He, Trump has no problem whatsoever with labeling that as “loser thinking.” He seems perfectly happy to stiff a supplier for tens and tens of thousands, so long as He, Trump can afford those gold seat belt clips for his big, fancy, airplane.

    That’s the kind of “deal maker” he’s proud to be – and I’m pretty damn sure that’s why we’re not seeing his tax returns.

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  105. Hmmm, about that history of bankruptcies. Yes, history. A settled repeated pattern over a period of years, and I do mean years. Bankruptcies most often hurt the “little guy” the most. Bankruptcy settlements can come in payoffs of pennies not the dollar. Thats the offer and what you have to accept or be struck off the rolls. For the “little guy” in small business this could and certainly has meant the end of his/her business while Trump and his lawyers roll merrily on. There are even some people who see this as premeditation on Trump’s part. It is actually cheaper for him to use his lawyers to fend off the full payment owed to someone, especially on a big project. It would be at the very least informative to compare his bankruptcies to all the bills he actually paid at full price by the due date. If anyone is up for this kind of research, be my guest!

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  106. Cynthia, I wish didn’t know this because I live in his state, but the current governor of NC is Pat McCrory. Hopefully, he will be a one-term governor, and we will have a Democratic one in office come January. Go Team Cooper!

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  107. Goddess bless both of you! Onward to the ballot box!

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  108. Dear ones, many thanks for your opinions and comments! So love to hear your opinions. I agree with some and love to her how you passions.

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  109. You hit it on the head honey. He’s like one of those villains in comic books who’s powers get stronger when he feeds off the fears of others.

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  110. You just expressed everything that I’m feeling…and you do it so much better than I ever could! Thank you!!

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  111. If the sharp contrast in global perception of Clinton and Trump is not clear… as well as the damage Trump’s anti-capitalist, isolationist economic policies will have…. then (double eye roll)

    Best regards,

    Hector G, Quintana, CEO Zen Global HGQ@Zen-Global.com (mailto:HGQ@Zen-Global.com) +1.786.220.4987 (Global) 098.522.9631 (Within Ecuador) 310.508.1810 (Within Colombia) Skype:hgqecuador WhatsApp: +573105081810 http://www.zen-global.com

    July 30 2016 8:20 PM, “michael borders mgborders@hotmail.com [forwardpile2]” wrote: Many see the flaws of Charles Manson, but the flaws of John Wayne Gacy are MUCH, MUCH, greater. (eyeroll)

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  112. Mike,

    Many see the flaws of Hillary, while recognizing that those of Trump are MUCH, MUCH greater.

    Best regards,

    Hector G, Quintana, CEO Zen Global HGQ@Zen-Global.com (mailto:HGQ@Zen-Global.com) +1.786.220.4987 (Global) 098.522.9631 (Within Ecuador) 310.508.1810 (Within Colombia) Skype:hgqecuador WhatsApp: +573105081810 http://www.zen-global.com

    July 30 2016 8:03 PM, “michael borders mgborders@hotmail.com [forwardpile2]” wrote: Of course I have respect for him, and calling him a “clueless moron” is perhaps a little harsh. However, he is just another sheep, charmed by the DNC, a mindless follower who has drunk the Kool-Aid. If he doesn’t want to support Trump, fine, but he clearly doesn’t see the faults of the candidate he so publicly embraced. Why did he want to be so public about his feelings? Do you think he just called up the DNC out of the blue and said, “hey, I’m a Muslim who lost a son in Iraq, would you like for me to publicly denounce Trump’s Muslim position from the podium of your convention for you?”

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  113. First time here and I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! Sing it, sistahs! 🙂

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  114. Amen, Helen and Margaret. You’ve said just what I’ve been thinking. Thank you.

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  115. Helen and Margaret all I can add is ditto and thank you .😀

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  116. you got it tilphousia 🙂

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  117. Actually a quite apt reference to Trump followers. After all the lizard or hind brain is the seat of base emotions. No cognitive thought involved. So there you are, racism, bigotry, hate, all of the trumpisms so proudly pushed by his campaign. All the things that will destroy all the gains in the economy, gains in the environment, gains in the progress of renewable energy and put this country back 100 years.

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  118. Terri- I think you missed the snark I thought was obvious in my remark… must not be so obvious after all… 🙂
    Lizard brain – I’m talking about the lizard brain…

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  119. R Perry
    C Christie
    S Walker
    J Demint
    J Walsh
    Ted Nugent
    NC Governor at ? Pat Mc????
    D Duke
    The jerk that gave Obama such a time in 08
    J Brewer
    and his plumber

    Peace.

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  120. Feeling sorry for all the white guys who have fallen for Trump’s lies. They actually believe that they deserve a new truck every year, free beer and a wife who waits on them hand and foot while wearing a thong bikini. Sadly, they’re going to be disappointed. They long for the world of Ozzie & Harriet. But it never existed.

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  121. Alaska, I’m not quite sure I buy that explanation for Trump’s supporters. That kind of anger would have been much more appropriate at the end of the Bush administration. My 401K lost half its value by 2008. The economy has steadily improved since then. Fourteen million jobs, stock market tripled, auto industry saved, etc. etc. Instead, I think Trump has given the many bigots in our country permission to vent their racial and social animus. His rejection of political correctness seems to give them carte blanche to say anything thing that comes to mind, and white people feel free to vent their grievances about “reverse discrimination”. They don’t like the fact Obama is in the White House, and who better to to justify their bigotry than the biggest racist of all, Trump.

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  122. Mike,

    For some reason…didn’t get this directly. Hillary would not be my ideal choice for President, even from just a field of Dems. However, with her, it will be business as usual. Another ambitious politico seeking and, hopefully, acquiring power. The global political leaders would address her as any other President. The global view of America, for better or worse, would likely remain about the same. Throw in a sociopath that wants to set back race relations, ethnic progress and religious liberties back 100+ years…. and now the public face of America looks like Archie Bunker. You might say…”So…what?” Well… for one…the face of the world looks less and less like Trump every, single day…basc demographics. Not where America wants to be in the 21st Century…and, yeah…that makes Hillary a Hell of a lot better choice. But go ahead and throw away your vote. See what’s left of the USA after a Trump Presidency. Was going to address this when I finally respond to Ken’s distorted version of my record on “these political elections”, but the damage from Trump really only gets felt, if he wins the election. Otherwise, we can brush this episode under the GOP rug and right them off as wingnuts that have embraced The Klan. How do you “write off” America… if this becomes our public face?

    Best regards,

    Hector G, Quintana, CEO Zen Global HGQ@Zen-Global.com (mailto:HGQ@Zen-Global.com) +1.786.220.4987 (Global) 098.522.9631 (Within Ecuador) 310.508.1810 (Within Colombia) Skype:hgqecuador WhatsApp: +573105081810 http://www.zen-global.com

    July 30 2016 4:42 PM, “Ken Merena kmerena2002@yahoo.com [forwardpile2]” wrote: Obviously, I agree.

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  123. gato- I haven’t been up to much for quite awhile but you can come visit –>

    Terri and all- of course the brains of folks who are supporting Mr Trump work. That’s not the issue really
    Their lizard brains are running the show by and large.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amygdala
    that’s the issue.
    Most of the ones I talk to are madder than bejabbers at how the world they thought they would inherit slipped away. They are willing to burn-down-the-house to get even, grab some of their own- you know the drill. Its all very much like a mob looting after a natural disaster

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  124. Hi Gato,
    I always enjoy your rants! Keep ’em coming. Trump has alluded several times to Bill Clinton and Monica and the ’90s (which seems positively tame considering his personal history). I’m sure they are perfectly nice people, but somehow I don’t think his children have run into too much adversity in their lives. And P.S. his suggestion today that Mrs. Khan was not “allowed” to speak at the DNC is so wrong on so many levels. Like you, I am so sick of him, and I don’t understand his supporters. Are their brains functioning?

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  125. Terri, you forgot to mention Trumps bragging about the numerous bouts with venerial disease he calls “he own personal Viet Nam.” Guess that’s ok if one is a republican.

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  126. Please stop! I have hiccups from laughing at the thought of that list. Especially Gohmert and Palin. Maybe the combined IQ of that list would be in double digest. Naw

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  127. Lol
    Couldn’t have said it better.

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  128. Poor Richard, obviously you didn’t take your meds. Trump is a sociopath. He is dangerous both to the United States and our allies. His grasp of government is nonexistent, his grasp of foreign affairs is nonexistent, in fact, his understanding of anything that does not pertain to him is nonexistent. Anyone who believes that he will deliver on his promises is fooling himself. Trump never keeps promises to anyone but Trump and if the whole world loses, well, he couldn’t care less. He is sure that he’ll just skate away and leave the disasters for others to clean up.

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  129. Shhhhhhhhhhh! Don’t tell him; not that he’d believe you anyway. I did have the same reaction listening to his drivel. What he is is a cautionary tale. I hope to be happy when the election is over. Notice I said “hope to be” not “will be”.

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  130. I keep thinking of the classic tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”…

    But, in this case, not only are there no clothes, THERE IS NO EMPEROR!!!

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  131. Terri –

    Goddam good point!

    Interestingly enough, now that I think about it, I can’t recall He, Trump saying ANYTHING about “family values,” “traditional marriage,” et cetera, other than mentioning that women should be punished for getting an abortion, and people should be able to pee wherever they want. (This latter is the only thing he’s ever said with which I can agree.)

    In fact, ALL he talks about is “illegal immigrants,” “jobs,” that pie-in-the-sky wall, and, now, “law and order”…

    I really don’t know why I continue to torture myself with all his crap… The question I just can’t answer is how any of this appeals to ANYONE… How absolutely no actual “plan” or “approach” continues to be acceptable. Do people realize that they’re actually voting for people who will have positions of real power? And that those people will use that power to pass laws that will truly affect them?

    Are some of us just unable to distinguish between “reality” TV, and actual reality? What happens on “Duck Dynasty,” or “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” or “Dancing With the Stars” is all (so they tell me) fun, but when you flip the switch, it all disappears, and your life hasn’t changed a bit.

    None of this is effing “Judge Judy”…!

    But most of us here already believe this… Sorry to spend so much time preaching to the choir… Maybe I should get outside and do a little weeding…

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  132. Thinking back on the GOP convention: does anyone else think Hillary would have gotten a shitload of criticism if she trotted out five children by three different fathers? I guess the Donald can get away without it getting so much as a mention. Double standard anyone?

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  133. How could I forget “Carson the Ben”? (Love that, BTW…) Is he awake…?

    BTW, I would love to “see what you’re up to,” as wordpress suggests, but can’t quite figure out how to do it. Any hints…?

    Thanks!

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  134. Ken,

    Your odd twist the last several years…to look away from clear logic and fact…remains… disturbing. I DID vote Libertarian the last two Presidential cycles. If that was the goal… accomplished. However, so long as one Party of the the other, of the main two, throws out a candidate so vile that I cannot stomach to be President… then I divert AWAY from the Libertarian “Party” and go vote for the other guys… because the Libs have ZERO chance of an Electoral College victory… and I will NOT waste a vote during a critical election. Based on your logic… I would never vote Libertarian again, if the GOP kept throwing out “Trumps”. I would keep voting Dem.

    Best regards,

    Hector G, Quintana, CEO Zen Global HGQ@Zen-Global.com (mailto:HGQ@Zen-Global.com) +1.786.220.4987 (Global) 098.522.9631 (Within Ecuador) 310.508.1810 (Within Colombia) Skype:hgqecuador WhatsApp: +573105081810 http://www.zen-global.com

    July 30 2016 11:54 AM, “Ken Merena kmerena2002@yahoo.com [forwardpile2]” wrote: [Attachment(s) (javascript:false) from Ken Merena included below]Actually, next time I hope the publicans select someone just as bad as trump so that more dolts like you will wake up and realize this binary choice, “Two Party System” crap is pure bullshit and will vote for the best candidate, even if he’s not a crat or publican.

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  135. Your post is full of the usual lies and BS that uninformed people spout. Yes, he used bankruptcy laws to benefit himself. In the course of doing that, he didn’t care whether his actions hurt others. He’s all about what’s best for him. She didn’t “leave dead people in Benghazi” either. First of all, no “dead people” were left. Secondly, she did her job as best as possible considering the REPUBLICAN CONGRESS cut the budget for security at the embassies.
    She defended a rapist because our legal system requires that everyone is provided legal council and she didn’t laugh about it. That is a lie. She was exonerated in both investigations of Whitewater. Almost every wife is going to call the woman who sleeps with her husband ugly names. That is not germane to an intelligent discussion about her qualifications to be the next President. How the fact that she chose to “stand by her man” is not being used as a flaw is beyond me. What happened to the sanctity of marraige? Oh, yeah, now I remember, your candidate dumps wives when they reach whatever point that they don’t fit his image anymore. Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate in this election, deal with it.

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  136. yup, gato.
    He’s already floated Gowdy and Palin. there’s Carson of the Ben variety being floated…
    Really, c’mon Rs who are sticking to the r ticket just cuz- how are these folks gonna help the country?
    Ms Palin quit on us in a rage -thin skinned doesn’t even cover it.
    And her states rights crap about energy policy? Pffft.
    The next gov here undid her energy policy and we have yet to hear anything from her about how that was as stoopid as it has turned out to be. sure. Just what we need
    Gowdy ? What a ditz.
    C’mon Rs

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  137. HI, Pi…! Well, let’s see… How many kids does he have? Is Barron too young for a spot? What’s Marla Maples doing these days…? Then there’s that Duck Dynasty guy, and a couple of soap-opera actors… And I’ll bet David Duke would jump at an offer!

    And he probably has at least one or two former caddies and/or butlers who haven’t said in public what they actually think of him…

    Or Louie Gohmert…! Scott Walker…!! Trey Gowdy…!!! SARAH PALIN…!!!! And Track, or Trip, or Trot, or Toot Palin, too, for that matter – what the hell!

    The list of exciting possibilities is really endless…

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  138. You are delusional & a complete idiot

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  139. The closest things to what could even remotely (and generously) be described as “wit,” or a “sense of humor,” that I have ever witnessed on the part of the Orange One are schoolyard name-calling, and pathetic mocking of anyone who is not sufficiently worshipful of His Trumpiness.

    So I think you’re being very gracious in suggesting that He, Trump might actually be capable of sarcasm. (You’re nice, though…)

    How often has anyone heard him utter a four-syllable word?* (“Lit-tle-Mar-co” doesn’t count – but I guess I’ll have to give him “Po-ca-hon-tas”…) His vocabulary seems to be limited, primarily, to “disaster,” “sad,” shame!,” “horrible,” “unfair,” “amazing,” “greatest,” and so on, including the ever-popular “Huge”…

    *Oh – and there is one five-syllable one, too: “Un-be-lie-va-ble.”

    As for his acolytes supporting any of his “plans,” how could they? Neither he, nor they, seem to have a clue as to what any of those might be, far as I can tell. So what’s to “support”…? Repetition of unclarified platitudes seems all that’s possible. Fortunately for him, none of his fans seem to want anything more from him, and their level of curiosity is about as minimal as his own – somewhere right around zero.

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  140. Tilphousia and others here-
    something thing I’m really interested in –
    WHO would likely sit on a cabinet if Mr Trump were elected?
    Who is gonna actually run stuff for the doof?
    Where’s the short list and what are we looking at for qualifications of any who might serve in this possible administration?
    Who in the world could fill the White House Counsel slot and not run screaming off into the brush in a week trying to keep that asshat out of trouble?

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  141. And it was apparent to me when I watched trump deliver that line about the Russians, that he WAS being sarcastic.  I didn’t need him to tell me that the next day. As for his line about hitting those speakers until their heads spin (clearly directed at Michael Bloomberg) is was more typical bullshit from trump that is so far over any line I can think of for even a business man, much less a presidential candidate.  He is a loose canon and I still don’t understand the thinking of anyone that would actually vote for him.  There are a number of trump supporters on this mailing list and not one of them has come forward to admit supporting him and I’m too much of a gentleman to call them out specifically.

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  142. I don’t know Cowboy Neal, but I’d vote for him before I voted for trump or Clinton.

    From: “‘Fred Deutsch’ fdeutsch@roadrunner.com   From a poll taken on a tech site I visit – Slashdot.org  If the United States presidential election were held today, I would vote for:Donald Trump                   2802 votes / 23%Hillary Clinton                    3584 votes / 30%Jill Stein                                760 votes / 6%Gary Johnson                    1720 votes / 14%Would not vote                1027 votes / 8%Cowboy Neal                     1551 votes / 13%Others                                  402 Votes / 3%  Cowboy Neal is a frequent poster there and maybe a founder.  https://slashdot.org/poll/2997/if-the-united-states-presidential-election-were-held-today-i-would-vote-for    

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  143. Well said. Trump has no policies other than giving any country Putin wants. Russian financing of Trump has lasted over 30 yrs and now the Russians want a return on their investment. Trump is a quisling, a sellout, an agent of a foreign government. That alone make him ready for prison. And if not the Russians, he owes Deutche Bank over three hundred million dollars. They too want a return on their investment.

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  144. Dear Helen. I love you. I think you must be family.

    ________________________________

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  145. oh you betcha, Anony- if we could spend the money investigating Mr Trump which got spent investigating the Clintons about Whitewater he’d come up rosy, ennit? All his land deals, his taxes he refuses to show, you know- all the stuff we ran the Clintons through the wringer for…
    Almost $40 million the first run at it, almost $70 million by the end and no real thing to pin on them ? Think Mr Trump could do that well?
    The Benghazi bullshit at $8 million for the legislature time only- forget the DoD and State dept expenditures for now- which produced more leaks than anything except making a travesty of the loss of American life in the naked attempt to pin it on Ms Clinton?? Oh Pffft!
    http://benghazicommittee.com/benghazi-by-the-numbers/
    Read it and weep folks- can’t stand Centrist politics my old Social Democrat self but sick and frickin tired of the the lyin sack o spuds stuff about Ms Clinton.
    Get real anony and go after her proposed policies. The fallback position on anything Clinton has worn a whole clear through the carpet hon- you tripped and fell flat.
    You like that Mr Trump for President, pop right in here with what you like about his proposed policies, eh?
    Feckin Pffft.

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  146. Hey, coward, trump cheated small businesses owners, congress created the mess at Benhazi by cutting security, Sec State doesn’t have anything to do with that. No wrong doing at whitewater. And as for women, trump is a serial adulterer by his own admission and brags about all the venerial disease he has had. Check your facts, quit telling lies.

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  147. Anonymous (too cowardly to use your name?), you said: “We have Bankruptcy Laws. He used them . There are no dead people left in Benganzi. He didn’t defend a rapist that had raped a12 year old and laughter about it. He wasn’t at Whitewater. He didn’t ruin Monica’s life or Jennifer s by calling them names but standing by her husband.”

    His use of bankruptcy may have been legal, but it wasn’t ethical or moral. He left untold scores of people financially ruined, while he skated away, not only free but richer. He has called anyone he took a dislike to for whatever idiotic reason ugly and demeaning names in the media, many times for no other reason than he didn’t like their looks. He suckered how many thousand people out of money they couldn’t afford to lose by promising an education which never materialized at his so-called Trump “university.” And by the way, nothing you mention above is anything other than a Republican lie or attempt at smearing Hillary Clinton. Cite your sources for their truth, man. Put up or shut up.

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  148. Um . . . Anonymous. The Secretary of State has absolutely no control over security. That belongs entirely to someone else. The Sec/State also has no control over how much money Congress will appropriate for the security that is not under the Sec/State’s control. Look at the Appropriations Committees in both the House and Senate. The majority party controls both and that party is Republican. As for laughter, people can laugh when they are frustrated. It keeps them from crying and swearing up a storm. Hill had no experience with the type of case that was being dumped on her. Plus she was using legal avenues available to her to have the case assigned to someone who did have the proper experience. Whitewater was a legal land deal that was stretched into an obscenity at the urging of -guess who – Republicans. Enabler? By the way, is this what you think of every woman who discovers her husband has strayed? As for all the stuff you think is gospel about Hillary, check out a guy named Safire. He wrote an article over-stuffed with lies that he created out of whole cloth. He knew it. He about as much as admitted it. He did not recant. He had absolutely no respect for the public he was dumping the lies on. And one more thing, is there someone in your life that bugs the bejeezus out of you and if so, are you transferring that hate to Hillary? This is actually something that can happen when you are in a powerless position.

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  149. The ONLY thing missing from the Democratic National Convention was a speech by Helen Philpot!

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  150. Yeah, “Ect, ect!” indeed, whoever you are… That’s what I always say: “ECT. ECT…” Never fails to impress friend and foe alike…

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  151. We have Bankruptcy Laws. He used them . There are no dead people left in Benganzi. He didn’t defend a rapist that had raped a12 year old and laughter about it. He wasn’t at Whitewater. He didn’t ruin Monica’s life or Jennifer s by calling them names but standing by her husband. Ect, Ect !! There are plenty more !!! Your the one coming comparing not him!!!

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  152. Hector, the only clueless ones are those who believe trump’s lies about Hillary. In fact the lies were started in 1996 by Charles Krauthammer whose book was complete fiction. He admitted that it was nothing but lies but refused any apology. But then I never met a republican who wouldn’t keep a lie going. As for the ‘great ‘ libertarian candidates, they have done absolutely nothing for anyone. They just wander in and want votes. Clueless? You bet!!

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  153. Looks like you found the words! Thank you for saying so well what so many of us want to say!

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  154. Mike,

    ps. Here is a clue. Next time…just maybe…the GOP shouldn’t select a sociopathic, narcissistic… demagogue… bigot for the party leadership slot. Just..thinking out loud.

    Best regards,

    Hector G, Quintana, CEO Zen Global HGQ@Zen-Global.com (mailto:HGQ@Zen-Global.com) +1.786.220.4987 (Global) 098.522.9631 (Within Ecuador) 310.508.1810 (Within Colombia) Skype:hgqecuador WhatsApp: +573105081810 http://www.zen-global.com

    July 30 2016 1:46 AM, “michael borders mgborders@hotmail.com [forwardpile2]” wrote: Hector, of all of your pedantic postings, this is the single most ridiculous, ignorant, and pathetic posting of all. To declare that our only reasonable choice is to vote for either of two horrible and unqualified candidates as opposed to a qualified one renders any future opinion of yours on any subject to be worthless, and worthy of being removed from this discussion group. You have nothing to offer any longer. As for me, I value integrity above all else; clearly, you do not, and therefore we have no common ground for any further discussion.Go vote for Hillary, you clueless moron, just like all of the other clueless morons I watched on TV all this week.

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  155. From a poll taken on a tech site I visit – Slashdot.org

    If the United States presidential election were held today, I would vote for:

    Donald Trump 2802 votes / 23%

    Hillary Clinton 3584 votes / 30%

    Jill Stein 760 votes / 6%

    Gary Johnson 1720 votes / 14%

    Would not vote 1027 votes / 8%

    Cowboy Neal 1551 votes / 13%

    Others 402 Votes / 3%

    Cowboy Neal is a frequent poster there and maybe a founder.

    https://slashdot.org/poll/2997/if-the-united-states-presidential-election-were-held-today-i-would-vote-for

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  156. Thanks Helen and Margaret! You give me hope!

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  157. I wish the entire country was reading this along with me. As usual, you have nailed it!

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  158. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Just think how all of their common sense and wisdom would be put to good use.

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  159. Surely there will be a position in Hillary’s cabinet for Margaret & Helen!!!!

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  160. You ladies made my day. This is some scary shit.

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  161. LOL. I also corrected Evelyn but doubt if it will sink in. Thanks

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  162. This is the best thing I’ve read on the topic of trump. You ladies rock my world! We must get the numbers out to vote!!! Please, everyone who loves this post and agrees with Helen & Margaret, make sure everyone you know gets to the polls!!! Thank you!!!!!

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  163. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

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  164. I was soooo hoping you 2 would be posting . Love it! Margaret tell your husband we’re happy he’s left the dark side.

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  165. Evelyn, you need to learn to spell. You said….”heathenistic reterick.” That should be heathen rhetoric. You’re welcome. English teacher Poolagirl at your service.

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  166. Ken,

    My comments on ALL my political predictions are coming. Wanted to state them from an honest perspective of where I would stand at the time. Had to wait for GOP Convention to be over. Never knew how busy I would be. Maybe comments this Sunday. If not, within a week or so. I won’t forget.

    Best regards,

    Hector G, Quintana, CEO Zen Global HGQ@Zen-Global.com (mailto:HGQ@Zen-Global.com) +1.786.220.4987 (Global) 098.522.9631 (Within Ecuador) 310.508.1810 (Within Colombia) Skype:hgqecuador WhatsApp: +573105081810 http://www.zen-global.com

    July 29 2016 1:52 PM, “Ken Merena kmerena2002@yahoo.com [forwardpile2]” wrote: [Attachment(s) (javascript:false) from Ken Merena included below]Hahahahahaha This, from the hypocrite that not only said trump and a zero percent chance of becoming the republican nominee, but who said he would admit it if he was ever wrong. Still haven’t heard from him in that regard. I know that nobody really cares about Lyin’ Hector and his off the wall predictions, (He guaranteed us that Jeb Bush would be the publican nominee) but if anyone would like to see all the instances of Hector being wrong, I’ll be happy to send them to you.

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  167. Might as well burn your ballot and toss it into the fireplace. Chance of Libertarian Party winning = ABSOLUTE ZERO. You will wake up Wednesday morning feeling inspired by your act of alleged “integrity”, only to discover the grim reality of a madman, with his finger on the nuclear button. Go on, practice saying to your son(s) and/or daughter(s), “Yeah but daddy/mommy feels real good about themselves and all the integrity I have retained.” Dang, Ken. Some of us still live in the real world. Pragmatism over idealism any day.

    Best regards,

    Hector G, Quintana, CEO Zen Global HGQ@Zen-Global.com (mailto:HGQ@Zen-Global.com) +1.786.220.4987 (Global) 098.522.9631 (Within Ecuador) 310.508.1810 (Within Colombia) Skype:hgqecuador WhatsApp: +573105081810 http://www.zen-global.com

    July 28 2016 2:08 PM, “Ken Merena kmerena2002@yahoo.com [forwardpile2]” wrote: Binary bullshit that both parties sell to the masses to keep dividing power between themselves. Yes, trump is an unmitigated pile of shit, but that would cause only stupid fools to vote for a lying sack of shit like Hillary, especially when there are two fine libertarian men running for president and vice president———————- Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. Lesser of evils is still evil.If you give me any “wasted vote” bullshit, I’ll know you have no integrity.

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  168. Margaret and Helen I applaud you both! You said it the way I feel it! Thanks for your intelligent,outspoken truth! Melody from Roseburg,Or.

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  169. You two are the BEST! Keep it coming!!

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  170. Well said, well said. And oh yes, Evelyn, the word heathen means “those who live amoung the heather. “. Sounds great to me. Sorry I added poor addelpated Evelyn to your post, but hoped you wouldn’t mind.

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  171. I am a member of the Western Shoshone Tribe here in Nevada and I bet Trump would tell me to go back to wherever I came from and/or have me deported! Right on, ladies.

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  172. This post should win awards.
    Brilliant writing.

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  173. You nailed that reply! Is this a joke, Colorful or are you really that fanatical? The Latin root for Saran is “divider”. Who’s the person dividing us in this election? And were you trying to type in tongues?!?!? Good grief! Now I’ve seen everything!

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  174. No matter how nice y’all are, Mz Evelyn is full of hooey.
    Ms Clinton is a Methodist, not a Heathen.
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    Mz Evelyn-
    “heathenistic reterick ” is not such a bad dealie if you look at it- definitely more uplifting than the drivel you drooled on the floor here…

    “Another concept which makes Heathen’s unique is that of the Wyrd. Basically that you weave your own fate by the actions you take in life. Every action that you take or don’t take effects your wyrd. There is no forgiveness (or sin for that matter), if you wrong someone you must take action to make amends and set what is wrong right.

    Many Heathens go by the Nine Noble Virtues which are Hospitality, Courage, Truth, Loyalty, Honor, Self Reliance, Perseverance, and Discipline. ”
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Heathen

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  175. OMG…first time reader..
    This is fabulous!!!!!

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  176. Margaret & Helen, we LOVE you!!!!
    I introduced your blog to all my friends and coworkers a few years ago. We’ve even formed a M&H Fan Club! We have pie with each new blog post! If you two post as often as you have in past elections then we are going to be HUGE by the time all of this is over.
    We love you! I mean it. Really.

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  177. Go Debra. You forgot to include that Trump bragged in an interview about the large number of times he had venerial diseases. Called venerial disease “his own personal Viet Nam”. I think it is beyond disgusting.

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  178. LOL, Tilphousia: as you probably know, nobody but NOBODY can bless a heart like Southern woman can. Heh. Too bad it loses a lot when it’s done in type rather than in voice. I’ve got that honey-covering-a-sting voice down pat, I tell you what.

    Hey, Evelyn: when you read my comment (if you do), just imagine it’s Julia Sugarbaker’s voice, will you?

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  179. I truly grieve for you, Miss Evelyn. Such anger and hatred must weigh heavy on your soul. You won’t vote for Hillary Clinton for reasons that aren’t true, but have been driveled from the mouths of people who know you are too ignorant to do your own research. But, you will vote for a man who is an “adulterous, dishonest, lying heathen” and three times married. Good luck with that.

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  180. Good response to a poor woman who obviously never graduated from grammar school. But how does she profess to know the mind of God? My my, such hubris. Oh sorry, Evelyn, hubris is extreme pride. One of the seven deadly sins.

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  181. Why, Evelyn, dear: I believe you really just wasted your time, didn’t you, especially by responding with such illiterate drivel to what was a cogent and emotional response to the biggest internal threat this country has faced since Cornwallis. Bless your heart.

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  182. Bravo!!!! Excellent!!! Bravo!! Thank you!!! 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  183. You are NOT a Christian. Christ loved all people, not a select few. And I mean few. As unchristian haters like you are thankfully few even if you have loud mouths. It’s bigots like you who are causing many of the problems we face. And as for God to swoop down and prove you right, don’t hold your breathe. He won’t interfere, He will let us use the free will we have to make the right decisions and learn to live together peacefully or what you advocate and destroy the beautiful world made for us. Hate will lose in the end. Despite ‘christian’ terrorists’ best efforts.

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  184. It is a total waste of time and effort to try to respond to such heathenistic reterick. God will spew you from His mouth stating that He never knew you just prior to your being cast into the Lake of Fire. You will not be alone in that all your heathenistic friends all the way from a adulterous, dishonest, lying heathen, to his wife who is as corrupt as anyone in modern times. I wouldn’t vote for that nasty, corrupt, vile, lying bunch of heathens for dog catcher.

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  185. Screw you, Mr. Trump. You better give your heart to Jesus because your butt is mine and I plan to kick your ass from the bottom floor to the top floor of Trump Tower and then down again. As I live and breathe, you will never be President. Never.

    On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 11:07 AM, Margaret and Helen wrote:

    > Helen Philpot posted: ” FROM HELEN: Margaret, I watched that jackass in > Cleveland and lost my voice. I saw a Presidential nominee paint a picture > of an America I don’t know and have never known. I tried to respond but I > couldn’t find the words. I watched his wife lie to a r” >

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  186. You two are National Treasures.

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  187. Mike said
    “I really hope someone out in democrat land can explain just how your lying, manipulative, cheating candidate comes off one bit better than the sooty excuse for a republican candidate does”
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    Ah jeez dude. Way to go.
    Insult folks with the “democrat land” crack- ain’t no such place hon.
    Democrats from the Democratic party , get it?
    Insult folks with your phony question- really hope, really ?? LOL Horsepunky. Your conclusion that Ms Clinton is all those nasty things and it is up to someone else to use your conclusion to explain something to you you have already decided??
    Pfft.
    Double Pfft.
    What a loada convoluted silliness.

    I don’t like Ms Clinton’s Centrist philosophy and politics but be damned if I can make myself turn that into a load of personal hatred and all which so many do.
    I may not vote for President and I don’t give a patoot whether you do but quit on the lyin sack o spuds road , eh?

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  188. Ken said:

    “Binary bullshit that both parties sell to the masses to keep dividing power between themselves. Yes, trump is an unmitigated pile of shit, but that would cause only stupid fools to vote for a lying sack of shit like Hillary, especially when there are two fine libertarian men running for president and vice president”
    ———————————-
    Talk about your bullshit. The right wing Libertarian Party credo is pie in the sky horsepunky
    ” Libertarianism is not a ‘revolutionary ideology’ in that sense, seeking to overthrow fundamental values of the society around it. In fact, most US libertarians have a traditionalist attitude to American core values. Libertarianism legitimises primarily the free-market, and the resulting social inequalities.”
    http://web.inter.nl.net/users/Paul.Treanor/libertarian.html

    Talk about a hotshot plan to hang on to power, ennit?

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  189. Reblogged this on Central Oregon Coast NOW and commented:
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  190. Hot damn and hallelujah Helen and Margaret!

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  191. Bless your darling hearts, my language has been similar, but I could never put in words the brilliance of of these ladies!

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  192. Mary:

    Don’t know if you get this newsletter — Margaret and Helen – two little old lady girlfriends – write when they feel like it. But are spot on. . . up to our eyebrows in conventions. Even watched last week, mostly on mute, with closed captioning providing pertinent details without the “attitude.” Kept me calmer and less likely to talk back at the TV!

    This week – hog heaven! The level of maturity, the eloquence of the speeches — oh, my YES – a good week to be a Democrat!

    k.

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  193. if you need help kicking The Donald’s ass, please let me know..I’ll hold him while you kick and then we’ll switch places…love you 2 old broads..

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  194. Priceless and ON POINT!! thank you again and it will be shared , like Pie 🙂

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  195. Well said.

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  196. Get your facts straight, Mike. No Sec of State has ANYTHING TO DO WITH SECURITY. And the republican congress made sure that Sec Clinton’ s security budget was cut by $30 million.
    Trump is a traitor who has taken millions of dollars from the Russians for the last thirty years. That was said by his son. He is nothing but a greedy liar who has promised a foreign dictator to look the other way while Russia begins an expansive war. Wake up

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  197. Whew – it took forever to scroll to the bottom so I could comment … as is ALWAYS the case, you both have hit a grand slam home run with this post. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! Thank you once again for sorting through the bu**s**t and getting to the heart of the matter. You give me hope for the future of my grandchildren!

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  198. Ole! How you do so well in skewering bullshitt! A total world class matador of words! Buckle your seat belt because like Margaret, here’s something else fantabulous to hear. I know of a lifelong Republican who has in the past months said pretty much everything you did, dear Helen! I bet he isn’t the only one such “R” who is doing so. I recall how the wives of Eagle level R’s went ballistic in print in a Republican periodical about Sarah Palin and how McCain was deliberately scuttling his chances by picking her. I’ve rarely if ever heard such vindictive wrath from women in my entire long life! No, they did not vote their ticket! And this R guy I just told you about is voting for Hill! I could almost swear this is a sing of the Second Coming!

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  199. Helen, you nailed it again. All I’d like to add is my take on Fox/Faux News. I’ve come up with a new moniker for it: Fux News – it’s what they do.
    The colonoscopy I had today was a breeze, preparing for it included, compared to what I endured watching the RNC last week. Actually the colonoscopy itself was a breeze with the nicest nurses and doctors I’ve ever had treat me.

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  200. Now, Mike, you have to have known that you’d be pretty much jumped all over around here… Maybe that’s what you were looking for. (Some people like that kind of thing…) I’ll try to be reasonably civil…

    The Democratic candidate may have been “investigated” by the FBI (and endless Congressional “committees,” as well – and exonerated every single time), but she has not been involved in approximately 3500 lawsuits over the last ten years. Nor does she brag about how well she can game the system. She did not found a fraudulent “University” which WILL require your “lesser of two evils” to appear in court – and the only reason that isn’t happening before the election is by the generous accommodation of some judge. Nor is she currently being sued by the father/manager of those “Freedom Kids” who so adorably performed at some of He, Trump’s “rallies,” because they have not been paid. She has not expressed her admiration for dictators because “they know how to kill terrorists.” She does not think this country sucks, and she certainly doesn’t think she’s the “only one” who can save it. She doesn’t promise to be everybody’s “voice.” She expects to listen to the voices of others, and has done so her entire life.

    Her supporters are not primarily related to her by marriage or heredity. The “stars” who willingly support her are not former stars of “Duck Dynasty” or soap operas. Her supporters hold the highest offices in the land, have lost children to unreasonable gun violence, are of all colors, races, religions, ethnic backgrounds, genders, and physical abilities.

    No one, to my knowledge, has left the Democratic party because they feel her principles, character, and rhetoric, are repugnant enough to make them abandon a lifetime of loyal party support.

    Is that enough “explanation” for you, or shall I continue…? You let me know.

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  201. Mike, your hatred is showing. Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong in terms of the tragedy in Benghazi. Eight investigations and 11 hours of testimony prove that. Yet in spite you that, you assert she did something wrong. You want to believe the worst of her. Perhaps you should ask yourself why.

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  202. margaret, you don’t post very often, but when you do, it’s perfect.

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  203. For those of you who ask if you can use my writings… Just like when I bake a pie, it’s much more fun when it’s shared.

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  204. I really hope someone out in democrat land can explain just how your lying, manipulative, cheating candidate comes off one bit better than the sooty excuse for a republican candidate does. At least (to my knowledge ) Trump hasn’t been investigated by the FBI for mishandling classified information, nor has he had a hand in the death of Americans in Bhengazi. I believe your candidate has s much longer list of unAmerican and unpatriotic practices. Maybe we could agree that neither is a great choice. I believe Trump is at least the lesser of two evils.

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  205. Helen,

    I just read this to my wife, Krista, with the Democratic Convention in the background on TV. We both agree with your opinion of Mr. Trump. He truly frightens me. Thank you for putting it so clearly.

    “Donald. You sir are no Reagan. You are no Kennedy. No Clinton. You are no Obama. You aren’t even a Bush. You are a self-aggrandizing, hatred-spewing, lying sack of shit. ”

    John V. Phipps

    Project Triangle

    Fast, Cheap, Good….pick only two.

    If it is fast and cheap it won’t be good.

    If it’s cheap and good it won’t be fast.

    If it’s fast and good it won’t be cheap.

    Your choice…. pick two.

    Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:07:50 +0000 To: john_v_phipps@hotmail.com

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  206. Oh thank the dear Lord, you are back and you’ve found the words to say it like it is. Just sit down dear and rest a minute, I’ll get you a rag to blot all that sweat off your forehead. Gotta keep you going good so you can watch more of the convention tonight.

    After that depressing circus in Cleveland last week (was it my imagination or were all the speakers part of the family?) I was just lower than a snake’s belly. Good heavens that horrible man had even convinced me there was nothing to live for, nothing to look forward to, nothing left in the US but fear and violence.

    THEN came that lovely breath of fresh air from Philly — maybe it was the hint of steak and onions that made it smell extra enticing. Every speaker restored my soul, minute by minute. If only I could live in this DNC bubble until November — “Himself” hasn’t even been in the news much this week, except of course for the musical groups who are filing cease and desist orders for using their music without permission.

    Helen and Margaret…please, please, we need you just the way we needed JFK and Jackie, just the way my mom and dad needed Harry S. and Bessie, the way Grandma and Grandpa needed that chicken for every pot.

    Please keep us going….just the way the President did…and remember he said we just have to choose which of the emotions we want to feel and live.

    Love you dears!

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  207. You two make my heart sooooooo happy!!!!

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  208. Praise the Lord, Helen is back !!! And so glad to hear from Margaret that her husband has seen the light !!! Let’s hope you will be wearing your fancy dress for a long time !!!

    Please all you young Bernie fans, I have been a Bernie fan for nearly 20 years, but I will vote for Hillary. A non-vote or a write-in or a vote for another party is a vote for the idiot Palins evil-er twin. Don’t be responsible for allowing that asshat to win because you didn’t understand the repercussions of sitting out an election. Democrats lost control of both the House and the Senate because of people pouting about one thing or another and not going to the polls. Remember that the Congress makes the laws, not the President, so vote Democratic for all National, State and County candidates. And be very careful which judges you vote for. The bad ones from our states end up on The Supreme Court.

    The Koch Brothers are putting all their efforts into getting full control in the Senate with a veto proof majority and that can not happen. They also want to control the Supreme Court. They hate the asshat because they know they can not control him.
    But, they can control the Congress,the lobbyists and the Supreme Court.

    The Asshat wants to be the Emperor, the dictator and it is no surprise that his BFF is Putin. He want to be Putin, wants to rule like Putin, wants to be the “supreme”. Don’t be responsible for that by sitting out this very important election.

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  209. At this moment I couldn’t love you both more.

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  210. Reblogged this on marthabilski, truth is stranger than fiction and commented:
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  211. I. LOVE. YOU. I mean it! You give me hope.

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  212. Please add me to your list! Ladies, you are great!

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  213. Oh dear – I lived through enough Terrorist school Board elections to never say “We got this !” But I sure hope you are right (and I will be voting Left !)

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  214. What a breath of fresh air! Or more accurately, a tonic for my wrenched gut after my sister informed me today that she was voting for Trump because as a Christian she couldn’t vote for anyone who was pro-abortion. It scares the hell out of me because I know she is representative of so many. So thank you Helen for telling it like it is and a special thank you to Margaret for sharing that your life-long Repub husband is voting for Hillary!

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  215. Thank you! You said what I wanted to say so much better than I could. FDR was right, and Trump could not be more wrong: “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” We are already a great nation, even if we need reminding now and again, as President Obama did last night. I hope many good Republicans who wonder what happened to their party stand with Howard, as I stand with Margaret and Helen. Never Trump!

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  216. You go girls!

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  217. Yes!!!!

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  218. Woo hoo -give em hell! I never thought I would live to see someone like the Trumpster running for office…………holy moly. Thanks for your post.

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  219. Hi, there — I have been a fan for a good number of years. I’m always glad to see you all in my inbox. Y’all help me remember the best of Molly Ivins.

    I’m writing now to tell you that the 5th “bitch” in your post below made me stop reading. I’m now wondering if rumors are true, you both are really just some weird guy.

    Don’t misunderstand me. I spent 13 years working with blue water sailors, and I know a thing or two about cussing. However, you need to quit bitch-slapping women with your redundant “bitch” this and that. I don’t like it. It makes you sound like a thuggish batterer. Stop it.

    Now, I’m going back to read the rest of your post. I’m hoping that I don’t have to come back again to tell you to lay off the “bitch” shaming crap. I mean it. Really.

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  220. Sorry folks! I think we’re stuck…we don’t have much to choose from but I will not be voting for Hillary!

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  221. Grow up dear, the libertarian candidates are indeed fine but don’t have a snowballs chance in hell of winning or getting anything done. If you’re so sure you can do what is needed, shut you mouth stop complaining and run for local office. And by the way Mrs Clinton was working for the poor to get them equality in legal matters for years, what were your candidates doing?

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  222. Helen and Margaret add Millicent and Larry to your list! Helen, (our dear friend) Your diatribe should be sent to every literate American! We’re with you and we’re with Hillary!

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  223. I just love you two women. Thank you. I’m sharing this on Facebook.

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  224. Thank you for writing this. You ladies are geniuses. I love President and Mrs. Obama. When I’ve read blog and Facebook comments that denigrate our president, I’ve said repeatedly, How can you write such horrible lies about our commander in chief? My father was in the military for many years. Even during the Watergate scandal, he and my mother never said anything against President Nixon because my father worked for the United States. President Nixon, while a far-off figure, was his boss. He was our family’s president because he was the commander in chief. (After my dad retired, my parents had a few things to say about politics, but they never told lies the way that Trump does.) Much of Trump’s behavior includes symptoms of psychopathy. Several weeks ago I was trapped in a nail salon with two women who were getting pedicures and going on and on about how much they loved Trump and how he would get down to business and stop the nonsense once he actually had the nomination and the nonsense was only intended to draw attention to his campaign. If I hadn’t been in the middle of my manicure, I would have walked out. I held my tongue, something I normally don’t do, because I was afraid of those women. What if they attacked me? That’s something Trump supporters love to do. So here I sit, sad and ashamed that such a creature is a nominee for president, and I was too afraid to say anything to those women. What if they did beat me up? They couldn’t do worse than my ex-husband did. I’m done with being quiet. I’m not going to put myself in the line of fire because you can’t argue with a fool, but I hereby proclaim loud and proud that I will vote for Hillary Clinton. I am proud that we’ve had the Obamas and the Bidens as the leaders of our country. I knew we were in safe hands, and we will be in safe and compassionate hands with Hillary Clinton as our president.

    Love,
    Janie Junebug

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  225. How have I never run across you fabulous ladies???

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  226. Helen, brilliant and kick ass post. Margaret, congratulations on your husband waking out of his GOP coma and seeing the light.

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  227. Helen, you nailed it!!!! You put into words what I have been feeling. As Tim Kaine said last night, every time he opens his mouth and says “Believe ME” that is the last thing in the world we should do.

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  228. Hi Helen, I’ve been waiting for you to find your words and you did not disappoint. You go, girl! Thanks so much. Best, Beverly Frick

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  229. They are the best, aren’t they? You can share this on facebook with the share tab above. I just did! You go girls!!!!!

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  230. Binary bullshit that both parties sell to the masses to keep dividing power between themselves.  Yes, trump is an unmitigated pile of shit, but that would cause only stupid fools to vote for a lying sack of shit like Hillary, especially when there are two fine libertarian men running for president and vice president———————- Gary Johnson and Bill Weld.  Lesser of evils is still evil. If you give me any “wasted vote” bullshit, I’ll know you have no integrity.

    From: Dropdeadfred To: Ken Merena Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:18 PM Subject: Fwd: [New post] Trump is no Reagan. No Kennedy. No Clinton. No Obama. He’s not even a Bush. AMEN

    Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message:

    From: Margaret and Helen Date: July 28, 2016 at 10:07:32 AM MDT To: dropdeadfred47@yahoo.com Subject: [New post] Trump is no Reagan.  No Kennedy.  No Clinton.  No Obama.  He’s not even a Bush. Reply-To: “Margaret and Helen”

    WordPress.com | Helen Philpot posted: ” FROM HELEN:Margaret, I watched that jackass in Cleveland and lost my voice.  I saw a Presidential nominee paint a picture of an America I don’t know and have never known. I tried to respond but I couldn’t find the words. I watched his wife lie to a r” | |

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  231. Reblogged this on While you were sleeping and commented:
    Donald. You sir are no Reagan. You are no Kennedy. No Clinton. You are no Obama. You aren’t even a Bush…

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  232. You go girls!

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  233. Love you both!! As a Canadian, we see Trump as an “Extreme Republican Terrorist” we fear for the US as much as we fear for ourselves if he gets in…I hope for the best outcome for the planet on this one and it’s certainly NOT a Trump government, oops I mean dictatorship!
    Love and hugs,
    Tammy.

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  234. And to all… My husband, too, is a lifelong Republican, who decided some time ago that he would never vote for the Orange Thing… That’s Step One around here, for which I’m grateful. HOWEVER, working quietly on Step Two, which is his realization that voting for anyone other than Hillary is fatal… That’ll take some time.

    Interesting, isn’t it, how many “confirmed conservatives” have chosen to live with a liberal, progressive Democrat woman!

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  235. My greatest wish was to have my husband and i able to discuss politics and not hate each other immediately. This year, he feels it is his civic duty to KEEP TRUMP OUT of the Whitehouse. He is also voting for Hillary. Unbelievable.

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  236. I love you Helen! This was a perfect summation of my thoughts and feelings around this most inappropriate and ill prepared hateful person/candidate. He’s dangerous. I have never felt afraid before. Not with Romney and not even with McCain (despite his dolt of a running mate). But today I am very, very afraid. And will do all I can to make sure he (and his ilk! Frauds one and all!) never see the inside of the WH!

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  237. How can I share this to my Facebook page. It needs to go viral!

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  238. This may be your best column ever! Please keep speaking out.

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  239. Thanks for speaking your mind and for reflecting what many of us feel!

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  240. This is so phony.

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  241. You have officially Made My Day! Howard – Welcome to the fold, we’re glad you are here.

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  242. I love you two. You need to blog more often over the next few months.

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  243. I was waiting to see your take on that scarefest in Cleveland, and you didn’t disappoint. Actually, you have never disappointed, and I know you never will. Kudos, Helen, for putting into straightforward terms what so many of us think. And congratulations, Margaret, for having a conservative husband with common sense. Love to you both from a grandmother in NC.

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  244. My admiration for you both continues to rise…. kudos. Brilliant. I’m over joking around saying that I’ve updated my passport and am looking for a new homeland if Trump is elected. Truth be told, if Trump gets elected our entire planet is at risk. No one (no where) is safe. And most terrifying of all is the outrageous ignorance and sheer stupidity of “most” of our country (if he’s elected). Too much for words. Makes me think we’re all living in the Hunger Games of dictatorship. Forget civil rights, basic human decency could be lost for (ever). Can’t imagine a world like that…. can’t believe we’re even having to touch these considerations. Utterly tragic.

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  245. Thank you. I can breathe again. I’m hoping there are LOTS like Howard out there.

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  246. Thank you for speaking honestly and truly about the reality of this shitshow. Your wisdom and heartfelt words made me cry for the loss of basic human dignity,civilization and intelligence that the Republicans have devolved into. I used to be a believer that truth and decency, hard work and critical thinking skills would help unite people for common causes, but I have never felt such despair in my life as watching Trump and his ilk rise to power. May the earth and gods forgive us for our ridiculousness.Thank you again for the courage to speak.I am with you!

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  247. Well, Ladies, one again you are right on target. But you forgot that in addition to his complete lack of any morals, he brags about the innumerable time he has had venerial disease. Perhaps one wasn’t cured and it has rendered his brain destroyed. But again, you did not mention that he is in the pay of the Russians. They have bankrolled him since his bankruptcies and leg image banks won’t lend to him. Now they want payback. Trump says he will hand NATO allies over to Putin. Guess he will honor treaties the way he honors signed contracts. Trump is a quisling, a traitor. He should be in a Federal prison for the remainder of his sick sick life. And the press is much to blame, they let him get away with anything because they’re cowards.
    And my dyed red republican husband is voting for Hillary and our Sen Tim Kaine. Who by the way, trump thought was from New Jersey. Guess he can’t read, either.

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  248. Thank you Helen. You’ve expressed what so many people are thinking about the disgrace that the Republican Party has become. With Trump, it has sunk to a new low of xenophobia, bigotry, lies and ugliness that is hard to imagine. Only yesterday, Trump outdid himself in batshit crazy when he encouraged Russian hacker to publish Hillary’s supposedly missing emails. It’s not the first time that Trump encourages hacking. He plays dirty like he always did in business. Anything to win even if it’s illegal. He deserves a good smackdown and it will be a treat to see a woman give it to him in November. Go Hillary!

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  249. Thank you gals, this is the best column you have ever written, and, as always, I am forwarding it to everybody I know. YOU ROCK. And so glad the hubby has seen the light and is “with her”.

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  250. You two rock! And you speak the truth so well. I wish everybody would read thi. Thank you.

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  251. You ladies know how to tell it. It’s up to all of us to help America understand what is at stake in the coming election.

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  252. I wish we could share on FB

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  253. Damn feels ….. This is the best, so far. I archived this, ready to be reblogged on my blogsite, with your permission.

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  254. Helen – I was wondering if I could copy and diary your entire post to Daily Kos with a link and attribution? If not, I would fair use, but it wouldn’t do the diary justice. I’m not even sure how could pick and choose the best of it. Hoping to hear your reply soon.

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  255. Holy Maloly! You Women are Awesome! We love you! I mean it. Really.

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  256. Dear God but I love you two

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  257. I’m a Canadian watching from the sidelines, and like so many people from all over the world, I can’t believe what is happening in the US. I was thrilled by Obama’s speech last night. I hope America does the right thing and elects Hillary Clinton – and resoundingly rejects Donald Trump.

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  258. I so want to be just like both of you when I grow up!

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  259. So well said! Everything I have been thinking but couldn’t find the words to say it! You did for me, and it was spot on, perfect! Let’s get Hillary elected in November!

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  260. Loved it!! Made my day to know that your husband is a convert. I plan to lock mine in a closet on Election Day! Please keep up your wonderful writing!

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  261. We need a Madam President
    Not a Mad Man President!!!

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  262. That was awesome! Love you both

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  263. Trump sees America as some ugly girl just waiting for him to take her to the prom.  It’s bullshit and we all know it. Screw you, Mr. Trump.  You better give your heart to Jesus because your butt is mine and I plan to kick your ass from the bottom floor to the top floor of Trump Tower and then down again. 

    From: Margaret and Helen To: ridgearmstrong@yahoo.com Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:07 AM Subject: [New post] Trump is no Reagan. No Kennedy. No Clinton. No Obama. He’s not even a Bush. #yiv2661425136 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2661425136 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2661425136 a.yiv2661425136primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2661425136 a.yiv2661425136primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2661425136 a.yiv2661425136primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2661425136 a.yiv2661425136primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2661425136 WordPress.com | Helen Philpot posted: ” FROM HELEN:Margaret, I watched that jackass in Cleveland and lost my voice.  I saw a Presidential nominee paint a picture of an America I don’t know and have never known. I tried to respond but I couldn’t find the words. I watched his wife lie to a r” | |

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  264. I’ve been waiting for your take on this, and you didn’t let me down. As Trump (aka, Small Hands Orange Head) would say, “That was TREMENDOUS!”

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  265. That was brilliant!! I have nothing more to add…

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  266. Helen, I am so glad you found your voice again! Margaret, congratulations on marrying Howard, a good man who thought he was a Republican and are up to know better. Please send a photo of you dressed in your Sunday best. I bet you look radiant!.

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  267. This is awesome. You ladies are the best!

    Mary

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  268. Helen, I have the exact same thoughts as you only you so eloquently put them to word. I pray all day and night that there are so many more people like Margret’s husband. Thank you for your posts.

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  269. Margaret, bake that man of yours a big ass pie and celebrate!!!
    Then, we ALL have to get out there and make sure everyone we know votes in November!!!!!
    We need a Madam President!

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  270. Wow, this is awesome.

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  271. You make me smile – and give me hope! Thanks!!

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  272. Thank you, Thank you!! You call a spade a spade, and hit the nail on the head! Trump is mean, greedy, thin skinned and narcissistic! And the ones voting for him are those that don’t watch much more than Fox News!!! Did you see Jon Stewart on Colbert’s show — boy did he eviscerate Sean Hannity.

    I’m excited to see Helen’s husband is for Hillary!! Whoo hoo!

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  273. Fabulous column!! Love, love, love, and agree, agree, agree!!!

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  274. THANK YOU Margaret & Helen!

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  275. The idea of a President Trump scares the hell out of me!!

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  276. This is truly a time for miracles…a Republican husband voting with common sense and doing it Democratic! You two gals are the best!!!!!

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  277. The “THIS” post was not intended to be anonymous. I proudly stand with Margaret and Helen!

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  278. Nailed it as usual! And good for Howard!

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  279. THIS: Political correctness is having the emotional intelligence and decency not to use language, evoke images or take actions that marginalize, offend or otherwise insult people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against. Kind of sounds like something Jesus would support if you ask me.

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  280. I was planning to shop Saturday, so only if you want some tomorrow or Saturday.

    From: Margaret and Helen <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: Margaret and Helen <comment+edm-txl8xi9lh-8-m-c6e9@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 12:07 PM To: “jbhertel@gmail.com” <jbhertel@gmail.com> Subject: [New post] Trump is no Reagan. No Kennedy. No Clinton. No Obama. He’s not even a Bush.

    Helen Philpot posted: ” FROM HELEN: Margaret, I watched that jackass in Cleveland and lost my voice. I saw a Presidential nominee paint a picture of an America I don’t know and have never known. I tried to respond but I couldn’t find the words. I watched his wife lie to a r”

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  281. And we’re off!!!!!!
    Yay!!!! Margaret & Helen are back!!!!
    Let’s get this party started and elect Hillary Clinton!!!!!
    We LOVE Margaret & Helen!!!

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