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Posted by: Helen Philpot | October 10, 2016

An educated person knows crap when they see it

Margaret, I’ve never been one to hold my tongue and that’s not going to change now. Hillary couldn’t say it because she understands the office she aspires to hold. I, however, am not running for President. And therefore…

Donald Trump, you fat-ass, lying son-of-a-bitch. Hillary Clinton doesn’t need to give you or anyone else an explanation for her husband’s behavior anymore than Ivana, Marla or Melania need to explain yours. The idea of sexual assault that you promoted is not a distraction. It is an extremely important issue and to suggest otherwise tells me everything I need to know about you. You are the worst kind of man. You are a man who objectifies and belittles women. For God’s sake you thought it was funny that another man called your daughter a piece of ass.

William Jefferson Clinton is not on the ballot. Hillary Clinton is your opponent. And tonight she grabbed you by your tiny little Johnson and effectively ended this election. You will never be President. Bless your heart,  no matter how much you demean and belittle women, karma is about to be a bitch for you because women will be the reason you fail.

And Mike Pence, you are the worst kind of politician because you wrap yourself in your sanctimonious religious beliefs to legislate your will on others until your religion gets in the way. Then you conveniently kick it to the curb. Suddenly, now you are back on the Trump Train? So 24 hours is all it takes for you to dismiss  sexual assault?  As a reminder Mike, he said he can grab women by the pussy anytime he wants.  If that is what goes on in locker rooms then men should be ashamed. And for the record, Donald doesn’t look like he’s seen the inside of a locker room in decades.

Welcome to your new hell, Mike. Let us know how much you like being forced to carry something to term against your will.  Check for a heartbeat, dear.  You’ll find that Donald doesn’t have one.

The Republican party brought this upon themselves.  They spent decades convincing their base that government is evil, forgetting the whole time that they are a part of that government.  As a result,  the base gave you Trump and now you and all of us are stuck with him.

Donald, throwing your opponent in jail is classic dictatorship. No wonder you admire Putin so much.  You want to be just like him.  You are aware that the President can’t force his will on the people, aren’t you?  You don’t get to toss people you don’t like in jail.  You don’t even get to grab women by the pussy.

The bullshit that comes out of your mouth is astounding. You can’t even keep your insults straight.  After months of claiming Hillary doesn’t have the stamina to be President, you ended the debate by talking about how much you admire that she never gives up and she is a fighter.  I am convinced your constant sniffling is a result of years sniffing glue. That seems to be the only explanation for the bizarre, nonsensical, disconnected stream of words that fall out of your mouth.  No one has more respect for women??? He said that.  No one?  Clearly anyone who doesn’t forcefully grab them by the pussy has more respect and I hope for damn sure that would be the majority of humanity.

This November the American people need to leave Donald Trump and Mike  Pence on the ash heap of history where they belong.  And please, for the love of God, let’s put Corey Lewandowski there too. I mean it.  Really.

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  1. An earlier post. LOVE them.

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  2. So here we are… I guess… I’m having a hard time coming to grips with this…

    How long until we have to hear, “Yes, folks the system is rigged, And I know better than anybody how to use that rigged system, and that makes me smart. It also makes me President.”

    I have to stop now…

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  3. At this hour things are not looking too happy…..but no matter what we will all wake up tomorrow and our lives will go on.

    My daughters and I went to Rochester to see Susan B. Anthony, friend of Miss Emily Howland, long with 1 billion other people…tramping through a huge cemetery in the rain in the dark. Win or lose it was worth it.

    Peace.

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  4. Hi, Mageen – I trust you’ll understand if I sincerely hope you will lose one of your Senators tonight!

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  5. No new posts since October… Is Helen okay?

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  6. I’ve long thought that the reason “the donald” won’t release his taxes is that they will show how much he’s in debt to Russia… It wasn’t all that long ago that the Young “Hair Apparent,” the Donald the Younger, was bragging about how much money they’d gotten from Putin (and/or his cohorts)…

    It seems to me that He, Trump has always fancied himself a “player,” and maybe, to some degree, he has been. But what so often happens to a perpetual wannabe is that he/she runs up against someone whose ambitions, connections, and power are so much greater… And then the game is over.

    The loser loses. End of story, except for pity…

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  7. I think that besides being labeled a loser, the mangeled apricot hellbeast (aren’t the Scots wonderful ) will be reduced to well deserved obscurity and a less than large income. His loans will probably be called now that he is of no further use to Putin. What will he pay them with? Would just love to see him try to sue Vladimir Putin.

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  8. Voting at mid-day today was super easy! The precinct venue had been remodeled and it was greatly appreciated. It was very light and bright and so clean! Elections officials were using some kind of a new computer with a touch screen and the whole thing was no bigger than maybe 8 x 10 photograph. The computers were all on small “easels” pretty much at eye level for the user. No more huge ugly books to cross check ID and registration. It was all so super cool! They tell me they had an enormous crowd at opening time and expect more of the same after 3:30 today.
    Go Hillary!!!

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  9. In the fervently-to-be-hoped eventuality that the Orange Thing is roundly defeated,and we will FINALLY be able to glory in the absolutely amazing fact that the US has elected our first Madame President…

    That wondrous possibility has almost been completely obscured by the enormous amount of fetid excrement that has covered so much of these last months. And, now that I think of it, making us forget about that has probably been a good part of the point of doing it, hasn’t it?

    I TRY not to be a vindictive person, but I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to the prospect of He, Trump’s finally being labeled, once and for all, and undeniably, as the LOSER he is. No one deserves it more.

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  10. Hi all,

    I voted absentee a couple of weeks ago, having to travel outside the country. I am lucky I was not subjected to these past two weeks in the USA. I don’t know how I would have handled it. Even from outside, I have heard enough to make me squirm. I thank the heavens I did not have to suffer through the punditry. I felt for you all.

    I pray for peace. I will stay up, I hope, to hear that Hillary will be our next president.

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  11. The boy who was kicked out was in a wheelchair. A T-rump supporter kicked his wheelchair on the way out. Many are saying it didn’t happen. It’s not just a rumor – I saw the video myself.

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  12. Voter ID gripe. What is the point of scanning my drivers license if the election worker can still accidentally put me through as someone else at my address who had already voted? If I had not caught the error myself, someone in my house would have voted ‘twice’. Isn’t that the point (cough!) of voter ID laws? Hmmmmm… /sarcasm

    Not faulting the election worker. He should be more careful but he’s human.

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  13. I went to Miss Emily’s grave to tell her I voted for a woman for president today. And thanked her for the chance to do that in my life time!

    http://civilwarwomenblog.com/emily-howland/

    Peace.

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  14. Ladies, I will be voting shortly for a smart, fearless woman who dispite every lie and slander thrown at her by the mangled apricot hellbeast and his zombies will prevail and be triumphant ! I have rarely been as proud of anyone as I am of Hillary. May the mangled apricot hellbeast be forgotten, never to see his name in print or be given a reservation at a good restaurant. May it be naught but obscure, a whisper in the wind of memory.
    HILLARY HILLARY HILLARY HILLARY!!

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  15. Hi Gato, The day is here. I suppose I meant the “nightmare” of Trump becoming our president will be over. The rest of the world will breathe a sigh of relief. I hope to never have to think about the Donald again. I am, however, left with the depression of thinking about how many Americans actually cast their vote for a bigoted, egomaniacal carnival barker. As he would say “sad”. Have a good day. I’ll be voting in an hour and will try not the watch too much tv until the polls close tonight. Fingers crossed we’ll be celebrating our first woman president here tomorrow,

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  16. Tilphousia… Just don’t go there, into that abyss of depression. Vote. ()I know you will.) Help anyone in your neighborhood to vote. Remember the words of St. Julian of Norwich (who was a woman, BTW)… “All shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”

    I know it’s hard to remember that now, but we must. Otherwise we will have thrown our vision and our goodness into the abyss.

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  17. Sigh. I can’t hear Annie. My headache is too bad. Just saw a piece about trump and his filth throwing a 12 yr old boy out of a rally on trump’s orders. I didn’t think humans were that vile. I was wrong. But the boy was taken to a rally for Hillary featuring Pres Obama. That great and good man not only stopped to see the boy but shook hand and talked to him. What a contrast! Guess that is the difference between Democrates and the foul GOP. VOTE for Hillary!!!!

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  18. Working hard here NOT to hear the voice of Annie in my head singing, “tomorrow,tomorrow, its only a day away.”

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  19. Hi, Terri, and all… Lordy, but this is exhausting, isn’t it? I don’t think it will ALL be over tomorrow, but at least the “who wins” part should be over in a few days… And that will be no small relief, for sure.

    I’m doing three things:

    (1) VOTING, first thing in the morning;

    (2) Reminding everyone in my community to get out and do the same, and offering a ride, if anyone needs one;

    (3) Printing up a bunch of pieces of paper with a phone number for “Election Protection”… That number is 1-866- OURVOTE, or 1-866- 687-8683. Not anticipating a whole lot of voter intimidation here in very blue Fairfield County, CT, but, hey, you never know…

    Oh, and a fourth thing, if I can manage to do it… Turning off my computer for a good part of the day, so I don’t have to be carted off to a “safe space” somewhere, some time before dinner…

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  20. Hopefully our long national nightmare will be over tomorrow.

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  21. WHOOPIE!

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  22. Was just over to the local Hillary office. It was wall to wall with people. When they don’t have any more space for phone callers they try to use the loose end volunteers for canvassing. At my age etc. I can’t do that. Will try again tomorrow at noon when they open. Just wanted you all to know what a good sign this is!

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  23. I know we are all exhausted beyond definition by now with the election, but folks, please VOTE! Then go eat some ice cream!

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  24. Hey ladies, don’t forget the warm bread pudding under the ice cream. Or creamy custard. Or baked apples….

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  25. Great idea Mageen! Ice cream it is – though the wind be howling outside my door ( for real 🙂 )

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  26. Good idea but take it a step further. Ice cream over something.

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  27. Thanks for the suggestion, Mageen, although I think ice cream would fail to offer me sufficient oblivion at this point.

    Now they’re dragging out more stuff from BILL’S past – another case that was supposedly “closed” years ago? And still pretty dang silent about the alleged Putin/Trump connection…

    POTUS could, of course, immediately relieve Comey of his duties, but you can imagine what a stink his doing that would unleash.

    How much more junk can be crammed into the next five days, one wonders… It’s quite unbelievable. (WTF do these people think they’re going to gain from all this? I have the same feeling when I see footage of the troops “retaking” Mosul… It’s nothing but a wasteland – all the “taking” and “taking back” has resulted in the complete destruction of the thing “taken”…)

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  28. Gato and Pi, ice cream. Thats the answer. It actually makes you feel good. Thats the calcium in it. And its more fun than alcohol. Yes you can get a sugar high depending on what brand you eat but that high is easier to deal with than a damn hangover! (I speak not from experience!)

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  29. gato- HAARP has been the focus of so many conspiracy theories I’ve lost track

    http://www.theweek.co.uk/world-news/58691/haarp-conspiracy-theories-what-the-mysterious-program-actually-did

    though the souls thingy is new I think…
    People who are purposefully ignorant populate their worlds with bogeymen
    Kinda pitiful, but only kinda
    Like supporting the talking yam

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  30. Oh, jeez, Pi – Are these two from the US state of Georgia…? And they felt they must go all the way up to your turf to “liberate souls”…?

    The effing hubris, among so many other things…

    I tried several times earlier this evening to respond coherently to Mageen re the ‘waking nightmare” possibility, with which I entirely agree… And then deleted all my replies, because I really didn’t know what to say.

    Bottom line is that all of this is nuts. And people have been given permission to be nuts. Once “important people” concur with the idea that a sociopathic nutball is a legitimate “candidate” for President of the US of A, all bets are off.

    It’s going to take everything I’ve got to get my butt out to the voting booth on Tuesday, and you can be assured I’m going to do it – even though I live in Connecticut, a state that for quite a while has been as blue as possible.

    The most telling thing to me is that there are almost NO lawn signs, anywhere, for either ticket, anywhere around here. In my community of 265 families, there are, today, only one set of signs for each ticket. Usually, they’re all over the place by now.

    Hang tough, yes?

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  31. If anyone needs a wee break , this ought to make you smile and scream at the same time:

    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2016/11/01/2-men-arrested-in-georgia-planned-to-attack-alaska-aurora-research-facility-investigators-say/

    ( Well- maybe that’s not such a break from the political scene after all…)

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  32. PLOT ! Now the FBI should disclose everything about trump and Russia. Would fairness be too much to ask from them? A mutiny is brewing amongst Comeys agents. This isn’t his first gaff. In fact he’s so partisan he doesn’t try to hide it.

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  33. OK. Head spinning time here. The “letter” from Comey that really didn’t say anything because he had yet to see anything gets galactic size interest. The report on the look-see into Trump’s stuff – whatever he didn’t shred, burn or eat – gets maybe an inch of space cuz the FBI decided that whatever contact he had with Russia may have been totally innocent gets just about zip media coverage. Do I see a plot here or am I just experiencing a waking nightmare?

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  34. Time to turn FBI attention to Donald Trump–his ties to Russia, Trump University, Trump Foundation, 3500 lawsuits, and six bankruptcies. Why concentrate only on Hillary and Bill Clinton? This is outrageous.

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  35. Braw ha ha ha ha. Well, well. Seems as though things have caught up with him. This probable isn’t the first offence.

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  36. Finally, someone has charged Comey with violating the Hatch Act. And it was a Republican lawyer from the last Bush Presidency! Oh, the irony!

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  37. Not only did Comey violate DOJ strict policy and direct orders from the AG and assistant AG but the FBI doesn’t have a warrent for the emails so cannon legally read them. In addition, the FBI has had the information since 3Oct. So Comey deliberately waited this long to make a political statement although that is strictly forbidden by DOJ regulations. Comey needs to be raked over the coals and fired. Former AGs of both parties have said the former.

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  38. Comey needs to step down. What he has done is unethical. It was not sanctioned by the DOJ. It appears he is trying to influence the election. This is very wrong. He has some explaining to do, but what he has done should have ramifications for him. Sick to death of this election cycle.

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  39. Anybody here recall all sorts of embarrassing stuff popping up in the media about Dubya about the same time in the election cycle? It certainly disgusted me but it didn’t faze the R’s out there one damn bit. It fit right into the “values”/ This time is about Weiner using emails on his wife’s computer. NOT HILLARY! Of course, that part is so easily overlooked by the R’s as they, via Trump, whip up a word salad without a dressing of truth. Gotta warn them. No pot calling out kettle. There is no equivalency here!

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  40. Comet is taking heat for his big mouth. Hillary did NOT need to be mentioned. But he will get his in the end. Ladies Nemesis and Karma are relentless.

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  41. gato and all- this is an interesting read.
    and one it would be wise for the Bundys to understand but I’m guessing they’ll just run around yelling they were vindicated and not bother.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/juror_4_prosecutors_in_oregon.html

    I hope the dang federal prosecution team reads and weeps and learns. They lost the federal gun charges because of how they went at this.
    I haven’t looked round enough to know if the feds could have gone after them for destruction of government property and asked for fines to cover the costs:
    https://www.justice.gov/usam/criminal-resource-manual-1632-protection-government-property-national-parks-and-forests
    Which, personally, I think would be a slap in the property-rights face of these creeps.
    It was our property they tried to take by adverse possession- OURS.

    as for rural America- some of it is simple, some not, but it is now a deep problem.
    Factory farms, mining companies, big oil,national timber companies, etc have all taken away the ability of everyday people to provide for themselves except under the conditions the business folks want. (Here we see far too many outfits which are functionally factory fishing organizations in federal waters- I could go on for a week about that 🙂 )
    Dependent on them for the only jobs, far too many folks buy the company line until too late ( Read about Libby Montana Superfund site or the Upper Big Branch mine disaster )
    Urban America does a double whammy far too often- whilst decrying environmental and resource damage there’s not much but shrugging going on to address how to employ folks otherwise and talking down to folks who are scared. “Just move to the city” seems to be the prevalent theme here and much of the west. Sure. Fixes that right up. To her credit Ms Clinton seems inclined to try to deal with some of this.
    There’s almost no way- even through gerrymandering- for rural areas to have a voice to be heard over the multitude of voices in urban areas.
    The bicameral federal Congress gives each state , regardless of population,2 Senators which has a leveling effect against the lopsided effect of the population based House. I think it actually is a pretty decent setup.
    However, the way bicameral State legislatures shake out doesn’t end up with that leveling effect. Here we have a State Senate seat for each House District which are drawn with roughly equal populations which means Anchorage and the valley near it control more than half of both houses.
    Convincing ANC legislators that roads and schools and so on for anywhere else is important is a huge task.
    This happens all over the west- look at rural California where the timber and fish are, same with Oregon and Washington, Nevada… the list is endless. Folks sit outside the hub of influence and watch state legislatures ignore them, big business abandon them when resources are gone, and their urban neighbors who often make THEIR livings based on the work and resources of rural areas sit on their hands. Having to rely on deaf ears to have any say is an exercise in frustration and for to many, futile.
    Why folks blame the fed for all this confuses me- it starts much closer to home, but I think there is an enormous need to look at what is going on. It directly affects about half the country’s people, whether they are straight on the whys or not.

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  42. Am aware that some of these knot heads also face other charges in Oregon and elsewhere, cases that have yet to be adjudicated, which means they may actually find themselves going back into a cell somewhere. It ain’t over yet, folks, not by a long chalk!

    And then there is Director Comey who swears that what he mumbled was not politically motivated when it is known that he financially supported previous R candidates for President! Oh, tell me another one! Tell me that the world is flat! And I still know it ain’t!

    Unfortunately too many folks don’t read below the headlines. Its what Comey didn’t say that is actually important. A further, deeper read would reveal that Hillary is not the #1 object of this “hunt” even though it may sound like it. Seems that there is a hunt on for emails from Anthony Weiner to his soon to be ex wife that is actually main point of this exercise. Damn 24 hour news cycle! Hope Monday morning brings clarification and egg on Trump’s face after all the blathering he has done about this. His campaign manager Kellyann isn’t smart enough to gag him and lock him in a closet. He only hurts himself worse and worse every time he opens his mouth. Hillary is ahead in the polls and the folks who have supported her from day one are still with her. It will be the on the fence types who will probably bow out and not vote at all!

    Will be volunteering later today at the local Hillary office. I mean it!

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  43. Well said. Unfortunately in too many cases the laws haven’t caught up with reality. Not only for trashing public lands but cyber crime as well. So ladies keep fighting to elect progressives and let the rethugs obstructionists know that they will be out of a job unless they do the work for which they were elected.

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  44. Thanks, Pi – Excellent and thoughtful points, as always. (HTG, I’m thinking I ought to check in with you first before mouthing off from my suburban New England enclave over here. Not kidding!)

    I did kind of wonder about that “conspiracy” charge; thought it was kind of odd. What about damaging Federal lands and essentially holding it hostage, or something more like that…?

    I do understand that rural America is suffering, as is the “rust belt,” miners, and so many others. And sometimes the government IS a participant in their wounding. But am I wrong and thinking that it’s primarily when government colludes in allowing Big Ag and other mega-corporations to proceed unrestrained, permits heedless destruction of land and water resources (to benefit those corporations), fails to enforce worker protection legislation, and on and on…?

    As you so wisely said, it is to be hoped that this ruling does not give other “vigilantes” the notion that they can just proceed and do whatever the heck they want. But it probably will…

    Thanks for your post.

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  45. There are at least 2 things to keep in mind about the verdict .
    1- It is being spun as a verdict which exonerates the “protesters” . Don’t buy it. The primary charge was of conspiring to impede federal workers from discharging their jobs. I think this is a time when current law does not cover what happened there. Conspiracy is notoriously difficult to prove and proving these dips had anything like a notion of what their behavior actually resulted in would be impossible, let alone that they purposefully organized themselves to do more than shoot their mouths and guns off.
    2-Rural America is bleeding folks . The list is long and the reasons are ignored. This blindness of urban America as to what is going on is allowing creeps like this to flourish.
    I hope we hear from the jury but we may not.
    This verdict must not be allowed to give these jerks a pass or any who follow them. If we have to have new law about trashing land owned by all of us and intimidating the people who work there to make your effin “peaceful” protest point- so be it.

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  46. Hi, Mageen –

    Ah, yes… “political protest,” with takeover and destruction of property belonging to all American citizens, with plenty of guns and ammo. If you’re an Anglo-saxon “cowboy,” no problemo. You’re “defending rural America,” whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean.

    However, if you’re black, brown, or anything else, and burn and loot private businesses (guns or no guns) in an inner city, you’re toast – and probably dead.

    And this on the same day that a “candidate” for the highest office in the land suggests that the election should be cancelled and victory “given” to Himself… (And no, I don’t think that’s “funny.”)

    In both cases, the only thing being “defended” is someone’s personal grandiose vision of what he is convinced he is entitled to possess – and screw anyone or anything standing in the way – even the laws and founding principles of the country so ardently “beloved.”

    “Why do you make me do these awful things to hurt you, when you know how much I love you…?”

    Not a good morning, so far…

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  47. I have to stop using the term “seriously”. The counterpoint to Trumpo was the jury verdict out west on the Bundy bunch who seized and trashed the federal wildlife refuge. That knot of snots were acquitted on the grounds that they were conducting a political protest. Hey, Hitler’s “putsch” on Austria was also a political protest, so that jury should not come anywhere near kidding me! And for a last scene of the last act, the Bundy lawyer was tackled by a posse of U.S. marshals when he tried to sass the judge! I am now going to rehearse using the term “bizarre”! From East Coast (Trump) to the sunsetting West Coast, it is El Bizarro!

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  48. The white tie event last night is the annual fund raiser for Catholic Charities. It has become for some time a must do for the top of the political ticket and calendar. The highlight is a “roast” by the two Presidential contenders in this case. I could not figure out how the bleep Trump was going to pull off such a stunt. Of course, he didn’t. He got boos! Hillary did somewhat better. Her script, when read privately, actually filled the bill better than the presentation. But she did come off better with the crowd that Trump did. One thing: I do pity the bishop who had to sit between the two and pretend to be a buffer wall! The animus from either side of him had to be enough to weigh on a pound scale!

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  49. As I have said before, well said. Trump never saw the punches coming. He just can’t believe that a woman is so much smarter than he is. So he takes the coward’s way and lies that Hillary ‘got the questions in advance. ‘. What rubbish! Madam Secretary/President nailed trump’s balls to the floor.

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  50. I confess I can barely watch gifs of his face, let alone actually see/hear him, so I know I’m missing seeing some of these glorious jabs hit their mark.

    On the other hand… I saw this great tweet just yesterday:
    “Boys will be boys? Well, then, women will be Presidents”

    And by the way, I just read that the drumfsterfire just got booed at the (supposedly all important?) Al Smith dinner. (Raise your hand if you are not in the least surprised.)

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  51. Dear All…

    I was just watching some replays of last night’s episode – in particular, a split-screen while Madame Secretary/President was taking her two minutes to talk about He, Donald’s treatment of women, both verbally and allegedly physically. (That, BTW, was a GD excellent piece of work on her part, IMO, and one of many.)

    As I looked at He, Donald’s face, it became quite apparent to me that he has never, ever, in his entire sorry life, been so powerfully confronted by a woman – and probably rarely by another of his gender, either. And there was not a goddam thing he could do about it; millions of people were watching them both. This time, there were “witnesses,” far too many to be summarily discredited or denigrated.

    (And don’t think for a nanosecond that Hillary didn’t know all of this well before she walked onto that stage.)

    This time, He, Donald was not in a bus with some sycophant teevee “personality.” He wasn’t alone with that woman in one of his gilded palaces. He wasn’t at some noisy celebrity “event” for which he had paid. He wasn’t accompanied by several other strutting wannabe “alpha males.” His kids were near by, but this time even they couldn’t help him. So she just had at him, telling the truth, calmly and eloquently, for two glorious minutes.

    Watching him, I saw, of course, the ever-present anger and indignation, but I believe I also saw – if only for a moment or two – some things I doubt he’s ever acknowledged knowing in his life: Fear, helplessness, the public display of his own impotence, and even… shame. I’m sure he didn’t know what the hell was happening to him, or how.

    Is there a woman in the world who hasn’t known all these things, far too often and far too well?

    He will probably never know what happened to him, but we do – and that’s what matters.

    It was magnificent.

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  52. I am really digging this analysis on Vox about Clinton’s performance and strategy during the entire campaign, not just the debates.

    As someone who grew up in a country were elections were rigged for decades, I am deeply affected by Trumps treasonous, if implied, threat not to accept the results of the election, come November 9th. It is true that his core following is roughly 35 million people across the country, but many–if not all–of those people are both deeply racist/misogynistic, and own guns. I do not think that instances of intimidation, perhaps even violence, from white supremacists, on voters at minority polling places, is out of the question.

    This is what the GOP wrought–from the Tea Party to Trump to David Duke running for the Senate, there’s a clear progression, and they didn’t bother to address it.

    If only the results affected only those Republican ‘leaders,’ I would not give a fig. Unfortunately, everyone else has to deal with these dregs now.

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  53. A possible “unintended consequence” crossed my mind t his morning: People who believe that an election is “rigged” probably wouldn’t bother to vote, would they…?

    I’m guessing that it’s primarily – or only – those in He, Trump’s “base” who are buying that particular bottle of “rigged” snake oil. The rest of us will be out there casting our ballots, good American patriots that we are.

    (He really is a pathetic piece of work, isn’t he…)

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  54. Whahoooo! Why did the mangled apricot hell beast even show up. Hillary nailed it to the wall.

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  55. Here’s my summation of last night’s “debate.” One of the debaters walked out on stage already President and it wasn’t Trump!

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  56. Way to say, Gato! Madame Secretary, soon to be Madame President is truely a joy to watch. Poor little mangled apricot hell beast (aren’t the Scots eloquent ) never had a chance. He sounded like a spoiled schoolboy and looked like, well, someone completely out of his depth. No class either. Resorting to cheap verbal slights reduced him to a heap of debris.

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  57. Yo, Easier, and Porch Sitters All…

    Agree! There were a few moments where I was hollering at Madame Secretary, “No! No! Don’t go there!” But those were few and far between. (My husband and I agreed beforehand that I would be permitted to yell at the electric teevee machine any time while we watched and ate our popcorn – and that he could tell me when he couldn’t stand it. Fair enough, IMO.)

    All the post-debate conversation was focused on the Orange One’s saying he would “keep [us] in suspense” about whether or not he would “accept” the results of the election. WHO GIVES A FLYING F**K WHAT THAT POS WOULD “ACCEPT,” one wonders…

    Those “serious people” were right to consider that to be very serious. I do, too.

    Second thing that really pissed me off was the POS’ interruption saying, “Such a nasty woman”…

    Not much commentary on that, but it certainly riled me up.

    Been a GD long evening. Hope you all are well.

    She, Hillary stood up to ninety minutes of this with grace, knowledge, focus, dignity, and class. Her opponent exhibited none of the previous.

    I am more convinced than ever that she can handle just about anything.

    Gato

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  58. Hillary did well. Cool and in control. Answered most of the questions posed to her while her opponent basically recited things fed to him during prep. Won’t commit to accepting election results. Shameful!

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  59. I really liked how clearly that idea was expressed; it’s been something of a subconscious feeling for me for a good long while now. At least since 2008, for sure 😉

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  60. TERRIFIC article! There is such a monumental difference between realizing that one is part of a minority whose concerns can be addressed – along with the equally-valid needs of OTHER minorities – and taking an “it’s us or them” position. Don’t think I’ve ever seen that difference as eloquently presented as in this piece.

    Thank you for the link!

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  61. And here’s a great article about Hillary Clinton’s voting ‘quiet’ majority:
    “The greatest difference between the new silent majority and Trump’s noisy minority is that Clinton’s majority is a coalition of minorities, and it is self-aware about that fact.

    Black voters, Latino voters, LGBTQ voters, Asian voters, Jewish voters, and all the rest demand respect and recognition from the politicians they support. But they are also tempered and realistic in terms of exactly how much respect and recognition a minority slice of the population can expect. African Americans were thrilled to have a black candidate on the ballot but vote for white Democrats all the time — including ones like Missouri Senate candidate Jason Kander who engage in elaborate displays of cultural affiliation with rural white sensibilities.

    ..

    “To win as a minority, you have to learn to play nicely and work well with others. Clinton’s voters — and Clinton herself — have mastered that, and in doing so made themselves the new majority.”

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  62. Apparently, I have lost the ability to post more than one working link in any comment. So, with apologies for the wall of comments, here’s a working link to the Taco Trucks wall article I tried to post yesterday.

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  63. Well, RATS!!!

    That link didn’t work–let me find one that does. Yes, go here:

    There are literally as many as 100 languages spoken in Houston.
    Demographers also believe that as many as 1 in 4 residents of Harris County
    were born abroad. Clearly, we are one of the most diverse cities in America.
    While English is our unifying voice, many of our new neighbors are more proficient in other tongues.
    On these pages this summer, the Chronicle editorial board endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
    This was based on her experience, ideas and positions on issues of importance to Southeast Texas.
    The presidential campaign also has been dominated by contemptuousness and intolerance of recent immigrants. We therefore found it civically vital to reprint a condensed version of our recommendation in (Vietnamese, Mandarin, Arabic and Spanish)”

    Also, this one is giving me the warm fuzzies right now (see my screenname? yeah.): A wall of Taco Trucks to line up in front of a Las Vegas Trump hotel.

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  64. I know I’m not alone in the emotional fatigue I’m feeling over all things drumfsterfire, and his threats to democracy itself, so this little item in the Houston Chronicle just made. my. day.

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  65. Mageen…

    Superb post. Beautifully written, and expresses the fervent hopes of most everyone here. The effect that all this ugly insanity has had on me is probably beyond anything I can intellectually know.

    And I suspect the “Trumpaloopas” are equally sickened by it, although their symptoms manifest very differently. It’s poison, pure and simple, and poison of the worst kind – venom bottled and sold as “cure.”

    It’s the very definition of “snake oil.”

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  66. Sanity? Braw hah hah hah! The only sane creatures are my Corgis and that cause they just won’t stoop to listening all of the vitriolic bile nonsense spewed by trump and co. Just when I think I’ve heard it all he comes up with new lunacy. His conspiracy theories are so ridiculous they would be humerus if there wasn’t so much hate. Trump and family and retainers should be sedated heavily and quietly warehoused far far away. Somewhere in the asteroid belt would be nice.

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  67. My most vigorous hope for the near future is that the election will send not only Trump packing, but the pack of coyotes serving as his surrogates, and doing a lousy job of it. Buh-bye Rudi, Newt, Paul (despite his claims to the opposite), Christie the Innocent, McTurtle, Rinse, the entire Trump campaign staff or whats left of it by Nov. 8, his very strange brain bereft sons ands politically tone deaf oldest daughter to name a few. This should bring about the most wondrous sound of silence since before the Big Bang. This is what I am really working for. A day of respiration! It will help amazingly before we have to go into alert mode on all the sexism that has washed ashore from the wreckage of the GOP. By right of salvage whatever useful we find in that trove is ours! Translation: finders keepers. The trick about this is to survive with sanity intact until election day!

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  68. I love these ladies!! One general benefit of aging is having the right (and duty!) to speak the truth boldly.

    Hugs,

    Joan

    ________________________________

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  69. Weak men, well that covers the entire rethuglican party male membership.

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  70. Add William Safire to the line of books lying about Hillary. After his book was published he actually admitted that there wasn’t a grain of truth to his “facts” but by then it was too late to redeem himself. Weak men always go after women. I guess this is something none of them know about themselves and therefore cannot believe the revelation when it goes public.

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  71. Gato, you hit the nail on its head. One of the biggest lie factories is a book written in the ’90s by Charles Krathammer called “A Blizzard of Lies”. It was a blizzard alright excels that the book was nothing but lies about Hillary from cover to cover. Oh he admitted that his entire book was made up lies on his part. He never apologized. It seems to be a rethuglican past time to see who can come up with the worst lies about Hillary. Their jealously of her accomplishment knows no bounds. The trump campaign takes lying to new heights though. Oh BTW, now igoing around is that some of the women accusing trump are employees of the Clinton Foundation.

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  72. So, what’s a reasonable (and hopefully conversation-ending) reply to any of our acquaintances who go into that whole “She’s a liar and crooked and probably a murderer” riff…?

    Came to me this morning, and it’s true for me: If the last forty-plus years of MY life had been spent in the public eye – in politics and governing, no less – and every aspect of it examined relentlessly during all those years, I am sure I would come out MUCH less well than Hillary has… And I CERTAINLY could not claim one fraction of the public service she has provided to this country, through all of that.

    Nor would I, today, likely be able to muster the depth of stamina, dignity, and restraint she has consistently been able to summon in this GD garbage dump of a “campaign,” confronted by an opponent who has no plan, no program, no human dignity, no morals, and no “agenda” other than wreaking destruction and revenge wherever he can, in a pathetic and hopeless effort to convince himself he’s “okay,” no matter what his father told him he was.

    And then just let the other person think about how well they might compare.

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  73. Gato, Pi, thanks for the hopeful words. I am thankful that the sociopath we have running against Hillary is basically self-destructing. The stance he took of running against Bill instead of Hillary baffled me. How does somebody who has cheated on at least two wives, and now I am inclined to believe after last week, on all three wives, use the serial adulterer argument against his opponent’s husband, who is not running from president? That did not seem very smart to me because that stance would only bring attention to himself. If his aim was to convince women that Hillary is not on their side for her husband’s philandering, I have news for him. Bill Clinton was elected, twice, even with his baggage because people knew he was smart, although not so bright with his bottom half. The worst for me is to have all these women he employs come on TV and insanely defend him and deflect when pressed. It is too absurd for words. Can’t wait till November 8.

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  74. Gato has hit the nail on the head. NONE of this is about the country, or the economy, employment, or women. It’s about HIM. I have never seen a more narcissistic, selfish person in my life. The past few days we have watched him lashing out like a cornered animal. Saying “Hillary should be in jail”? This is just not how our country works, nor should that kind of speech be tolerated by his followers.
    On a different note, Michelle Obama’s speech yesterday was just amazing. We have been very fortunate to have her and her husband representing us for the past 8 years. What a contrast from the orange monster!

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  75. agreed 1000%

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  76. (((Easier)))
    Take care of yourself .
    It doesn’t matter that the doof still has supporters. It matters that his chances of winning are receding by the day. It matters that re-taking the Senate is within striking distance. The fact that he still has party support has more to do with the Rs fearing losses down ticket and we need to make sure they do lose- as best we can. The split isn’t wide enough to be much more than a tossup. Needs to be better.
    We probably cannot beat the R incumbent Senator here in Alaska. While more people are moving to the Independent candidate every day. I don’t think we’ll turn it. Hope a bunch of the rest of you can!

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  77. Presidential elections are always exhausting–politics is a filthy past-time, indeed–but these past sixteen months have been sickening.

    I found a lot of comfort listening to Michelle Obama’s speech in NH today. (Here’s the video) Utter grace, deep and passionate convictions, classy even in anger.

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  78. Oh, Easier…

    If you’re discouraged, just forget that you’re discouraged… NOT EASY, I know! (Never mind your name here…) I have to beat the sh*t out of myself to do that, BTW, and Im only successful about half the time. But half the time is better than no time at all…

    It’s so interesting to me, as i may have mentioned here before, that my neighbors across the street (and we are wonderful neighbors, because we’ve tacitly agreed to NEVER discuss politics, ever again, in our natural lifetimes) have yet to put out any Trump/Pence signs – and they’re usually the first ones in our community to support any and all Republican/Libertarian candidates.

    I live in CT, which traditionally is overall blue, save a few areas. Not sure where you are.

    All we can do is feed our Good Wolves, and now more than ever.

    Hang tough!

    Gato

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  79. Pity trumps’s supporters with believe his malicious bile. But everything said about the Clintons is “true”. Too bad those closed minded fools don’t ever fact check. They lap up trump’s lies like gospel. Perhaps because all they have ever been exposed too are lies. Well, they also don’t know history as dictators are quite apt to rid themselves of their initial supporters. They trusted the dictator so they themselves are untrustworthy.

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  80. Hello porch! Is it not so freaky unbelievable what is happening to our country! We sure have a petulant child running for president. Did Trump convince himself that what he said on the tape is just locker room talk because he said so on the national stage during the debate? He may have convinced himself but did he really think he convinced anybody else? Did he not realize the second he told Anderson Cooper that he never did any of the things he referenced on that tape that women he did them to will be coming forward?

    Gato, I so get you. I am feeling a little discouraged right now too and I hope to God some of the optimismistic words you referenced toward the end of your post rubs off on me. May the good wolf win in the larger section of our population and may sanity prevail. How could somebody like him still have supporters? A rally was held for him this evening not far awayfrom where I am staying and I saw a college-educated woman I know, come out of the rally with Trump/Pence signs, which she loaded in her car, probably destined for her yard. That truly hit me in the gut. I was hoping against hope that my red state may turnblue this election, but it does not seem that may be in the cards. Women around here are his biggest supporters. What is it that people are not getting about him? His core supporters sure are diehard and their hatred for Hillary outdoes any of his misdeeds in their eyes. They don’t believe he has done anything wrong anyway. Frightening.

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  81. Hey, Cynthia –

    This looks like a very good article, but one which I cannot bear to bring myself to read this minute. Will try again tomorrow… If I can.

    My guess is that we will be in “danger” for much longer than the next four weeks. IMO, we will be in danger for as long as everybody continues to talk about this sick and pitiful incarnation of humanity. As long as we continue to “discuss,” “analyze,” and even rant – as I have just done, and cannot seem to stop myself from doing – we are feeding him, and giving him power. Without our attention, he is nothing. Nothing…

    That’s the thing about narcissists; they have no belief, themselves, in their own worth, so they must spend their lives trying to get that feeling of “worth” from others. It’s never enough.

    Perhaps you recall a great Native American tale, which I can only paraphrase… A wise elder is speaking to his/her grandchild, and says, “There are two ferocious wolves in our heads – a good wolf, and a bad wolf. They are in constant struggle, and only one of them can win.”

    The grandchild, understandably concerned, asks, “But which wolf will win?”

    The elder replies, “The one we feed.”

    Amen… And may the Universe help me to feed the Good Wolf.

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  82. I know, I know, Pi…

    What’s been going down the last few days has been on my mind, off and on, a good part of the day. As LeBron James said (condensed from a video interview), “This isn’t locker room talk; this is trash talk.”

    I’d call it “pee-pee kaka talk” – the kind of thing that would get a toddler sent for a time-out by any responsible parent.

    I’m in my early seventies. I grew up in the midwest; went to college and then moved to the West Village, in NYC, where I spent my twenties deeply immersed in the hippie/free love/”Sixties” milieu. I’ve travelled all over the country, and in Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Canada, and more. I’ve hung out with filmmakers, the publishing and fashion industries, motorcycle clubs, “worker guys,” pop music performers and agents, sailed on private yachts and watched the Grand Prix of Monaco from a private box at the start/finish line… I’ve been a “guest” at private parties hosted by anonymous “Middle Eastern oil magnates,” did a brief stint as a “show dancer” in a roadside bar, and took a Greyhound cross-country…

    So, in my opinion, I’m no sheltered primrose. I have, in essence, “been around.” (Managed, somehow, to come out in one piece, too, I’m happy to say – and had a dang good time through most of it!)

    And THE POINT HERE IS… In all of this, I NEVER heard ANY Testicle-Bearing Biped over the age of eight or nine talk the way He, Trump has spoken, and PUBLICLY, about women – not even at a Jimi Hendrix concert at the Electric Circus, in NYC’s East Village, at 4:00 in the morning, some night in the late Sixties…

    But he’s not really talking about women, is he? He’s talking, as always, about himself. When he puffed about comments on the size of his hands, and said, “There’s no problem down there, no problem; I can assure you,” he was, in fact correct.

    The problem is not “down there”… The “problem” is right up top, just under that hair-like assemblage he carries around. Unfortunately, it is evidently a “problem” shared by quite a number of our fellow citizens – a fact that He, Trump knows precisely how to exploit – as you have reminded me so well.

    Thanks for letting me rant…

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  83. Very interesting:

    “He is, the biographers said, “profoundly narcissistic,” “willing to go to lengths we’ve never seen before in order to satisfy his ego”—and “a very dangerous man for the next three or four weeks.” And after that? “This time, it’s going to be a straight‑out loss on the biggest stage he’s ever been on,” one biographer predicted. And yet: “As long as he’s remembered, maybe it won’t matter to him.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/10/donald-trump-2016-biographers-214350#ixzz4N0MAXNki

    Peace.

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  84. OT – name for trump is…….. *Gropey*

    Peace.

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  85. Donald Trump Denies Sexually Assaulting Journalist: ‘Look At Her. … I Don’t Think So’

    That’s his denial? She’s not pretty enough to assault? Very smooth…

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  86. Helen, Margaret, thank you. This is why I love you both.

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  87. Once again, just dropping this one here.

    (Presidential look? She has it. In. Spades.)

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  88. They are treading a fine line here with attacking Trump accusers’ credibility while simultaneously trotting out Bill Clinton’s accusers. I’m sure Kellyanne will skillfully navigate that as she’s quite the pathological verbal gymnast, but the rest of the campaign will trip all over themselves.

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  89. Its as simple as this, “Them that talks it, walks it.”

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  90. Oh- I forgot my personal favorite:
    “Can’t we just talk about the REAL issues like the debt, immigration, Bill Clinton and all… and all those bodies the Clintons have left lying around?”
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/bodycount.asp

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  91. Aw . c’mon gato-
    they’re taking different tacks ya know? 🙂
    1- These ladies are paid by the Clinton campaign to smear Mr Trump
    2- These ladies’ stories are publicity stunts to ride on the coat tails of public opinion
    3-These ladies have to be lying because ya know they would have sued him/reported him if it really happened
    4- all of the above.
    I’m seeing this even in the comment section of the NYT. Jeez and crackers, holy moley, and crimenently- the madonna and the whore myth is alive and well, ennit?

    But here’s your smile for the day :
    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-women-are-defeating-donald-trump/

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  92. Good morning, Mageen, and all –

    So here’s how I see the “dilemma” for Trump supporters – although I have yet to hear a single one of them consider it such…

    EITHER He, Trump has always been a lying, bragging blowhard OR he has actually done many of the things about which he’s crowed, and of which he’s accused – OR he really is an unrepentant sexual predator, just as he’s claimed he’s been. Nice choice, folks.

    And I have yet to hear one of those supporters say, “Well, hell, yes, he could certainly grope/paw/fondle/forcibly “kiss” me/my daughter/mother/sister, because he’s rich and famous.” Or, “Sure, it’s okay if he doesn’t pay me for the work I did for him because he’s rich and famous.” Just don’t hear that…

    And we CERTAINLY don’t hear a rousing chorus of, “I just can’t imagine He, Trump would ever do anything like that,” at least not from anyone with whom he doesn’t share a surname.

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  93. And Trump’s victims are coming forward, some from as far back as 30 years ago when he did not have a private 757 and flew with the rest of the folks. The woman he assaulted (seated next to him in first class – as an upgrade! – he tried very hard to get his hands up her skirt). These women have nothing to gain financially from this. They finally have a chance to to do what they were prevented from doing years ago. The woman who was upgraded got up and went back to her previous seat.

    Then there is the woman he assaulted in an elevator! There was no place for her to escape until the car reached a floor and the doors opened!

    There will be more revelations. And Trump will finally and truly know what Karma means!

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  94. The Republican party is in desperate need of an abortion. Two abortions: Trump and Pence, both. They would do well to go to an elephant sanctuary and run one of their big grey mascots as their candidate instead, once the abortions have been performed.

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  95. Thank you again, Keith –

    No REAL “man” ever goes around bragging about his “conquests” or the size of his “package,” or anything of the sort. (Yeah, some “boys” may do it from time to time, but they’re almost always lying – and everybody knows it.) But a supposed “adult”…? Just never stopped lying, about anything, did he?

    All those big fancy gilded chairs in his penthouse, and “gold” seat belt buckles on his big, fancy airplane…? When I see that sort of garbage, I think exactly what I think when I see some dude driving a Hummer: “He must have a really tiny one…”

    And I apologize to you because my reply here has neither the dignity nor the gravity that your posts always do!

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  96. I’m so glad that a man sent a comment regarding Trump’s vulgarity. He is a serial debaucher. As a sociopath he has no morals. Now that is coming out. In spades! The religious wrong is imploding. The GOP is splintering. I doubt there will be a Republican Party after the elections. Just shards and ashes.

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  97. There is a new story out just now that has been corroborated by a contestant. Apparently, Mr. Trump felt it was OK to barge into the dressing room of Miss Universe pageant members while they were dressing. He bragged as Beavis to Howard Stern’s Butthead on Stern’s show. I guess that may be a way of thinking of the two of them together – Beavis and Butthead, snickering about women’s naked bodies.

    I shared with someone earlier today, Trump supporters who feel the audio of his sexual assaulting and harassing comments was an isolated incident are being naive. Plus, people who believe his saying this is not who he is as a person are being misled. This is precisely who the man is consistent with his history and this behavior continues today. People forget his pretending to be his own PR person on several occasions to brag about his sexual prowess to talk show hosts. Or, his discussion earlier this year about Ted Cruz’s wife and other attacks on women and the importance he placed on sharing the size of his genitalia in formal debates.

    This man has been a poor candidate from the get-go and finally reporters are showing this man’s history of exploitation of people, whether it is for money or sex. It is no longer funny that he is this close to an election for President. Hopefully, he has met his Waterloo, but we should not count our chickens yet as stranger things have happened. Keith

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  98. My thoughts exactly!!!

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  99. Ain’t that the Truth!!!

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  100. Kathleen, yes, voter apathy is a concern, but that’s why we keep spreading the word, and reminding people that voter registration purges are happening in several Republican-held states, particularly when those states are in contention, or even showing a trend towards blue.

    Here’s hoping!

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  101. Hi. These 2 gals sure know how to tell it like it is. Thanks. Rita

    Sent from my iPad

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  102. Never mind. My error. I was reading the wrong comment.

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  103. AlaskaPi, I read that post differently. I interpreted it that Trump wanted one of his mistresses to have an abortion and she refused. I could be wrong but I saw it as an appeal to single issue voters to recognize that trump is lying about his sudden pro life position.

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  104. My concern is that many people are not going to vote. And, many who are not going to vote are NOT Reps. It seems that those for DT are soooo very passionate and driven. So any vote NOT for HRC really is going to be a vote for DT. And, so my greatest fear is that DR may win by default.

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  105. Great response to empty headed Cathy. BT W, Hillary threw a lamp at Bill in the White House. Unknown if she connected. However I suspect she did.

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  106. You don’t mince words. Couldn’t have said it better. Thanks.

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  107. What a load of horsepunky, Cathy Chats.
    I’m guessing you won’t be back or will plug your ears and la-la-la-la anything which is not fact free like the mess you left on the porch here but gonna say these things anyway.
    You vote however you want to, pray your lil heart out, I don’t care but
    no more putting up with horseshit here . No more.

    Ms Clinton does NOT.support killing babies for their body parts! No one does. What a silly, nasty thing to say- before we even get to the lie part of it.

    You go ahead and “show a Christian heart and forgive Donald Trump for his past mistakes and pray for him as he leads our country out of depths of depravity.” Given you do not define what you mean by the depths-of-depravity , who knows what that crap line means -pure Christian original sin stuff or the whole corruption, degenerancy, lechery, obscenity, dissapation, debauchery dealie of which Mr Trump is the grand master.

    Who cares how we ended up with Mr Clinton- aside from serial cheating on his wife he was a damn fine President for a Republican-lite New Democrat type. (I’m still hoping she tied knots in his underpants myself though apparently she settled for counseling )

    “The Democrats want us to forget that their party is the party who started putting Indians on reservations, led the KKK and voted 100% against women and blacks having any rights.”
    Not this Democrat. I don’t want anyone to forgot or miss that we dumped those twits- took quite awhile but we sent all over your way hon. Hallelujah and amen to getting them out the door!!

    “Liberal Democrats own the IRS, DOJ, FBI, EPA, 97% of college professors, etc. ” OWN?? WTF? What in the world are you talking about?
    Is this the whole liberals-have-everything-sewed-up conspiracy dealie?
    Pfft.

    “Save the Supreme Court – ”
    We’re going to- we’re going to vote HRC

    VOTE TRUMP!
    HELL NO, double Hell no!

    Holy moley- what a pile of twaddle.

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  108. Cathy Chats, I was not present at the discussion, and the following is pure heresay. I did hear that a certain presidential candidate, once upon a time, wanted to terminate a pregancy. The woman refused and a baby was born. Who do you suppose that was? How do you know that should this person become president, this person will appoint somebody to the supreme court that would uphold this person’s views on the subject of abortion? Do you know what this person’s views really are, regarding abortion?

    How many unwanted babies have you adopted? Do you agree that we should care for mothers who have babies out of wedlock and also care for their babies? Are you for providing them with food and shelter, health insurance, and ensuring that these children receive a good education? If yes, you are in the right place. Because most people on this site really agree with such policies of caring for the downtrodden.

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  109. Thanks for the surpurb post. Unfortunately, it’s probable in vain. People like Cathy have no more sense than kelp. She has no knowledge of history. Trump’s father thought Hitler was great. Even emulated his moustache. Hitler got rid of all his first supporters. He had them shot. Also I noted that her knowledge of her so called Christianity is that Christ forgave alright but then said “sin no more”. That excludes Trump for sure. I’m tired of the lies Hillary has had to endure. Glad so many others feel the same.

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  110. Cathy Chats, you may need to read this while laying down, dearie:

    A good majority–make that, overwhelming–majority, of the people commenting here decided long ago, to vote for Hillary Clinton. And we did so, precisely because the Supreme Court is at stake, as is the Congress, and as is the equal protection under law of EVERY citizen of the USoA.

    Versus, protection of fat white men who exploit others–including poor white people, which likely includes you–for their own benefit.

    Oh and…no, there’s really no point wasting energy trying to educate the willfully blind. You go on, and do your bigoted, narrowminded you. The rest of us will look out for equality, freedom, and the other ideals the country was founded on.

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  111. Amen!!!! Tish said all that needs to be said!!!!

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  112. Cathy, when will you and other unchristians learn to stop believing in lies and WAKE up. This election is much more important than one issue. And everything you said about Hillary is false. I thought you would be adverse to lying but guess not. And it’s isn’t up to sanctimonious you to for Trump for anything. That’s up to all of the people he has wronged. The women he assisted, the people he scammed, cheated, and destroyed. He has no policies on anything. He says what you want to hear and as you are unable to sustain any level of critical thinking you lap it up. 80% and more of what trump says is false, lies, untrue. He is a sociopath, incapable of feeling. Do you really want to believe his lies? Of course you won’t do any fact checking because it’s difficult. You must think and one issue people like you can’t think past their nose. They’re stuck in neutral. Too bad. Do you even know any of the issues? Do you know that Trump has no idea how government works? He doesn’t know how a weapons system is initiated, bid on or how long it takes. He doesn’t know how those systems are paid for. Everything he brags he’ll do on day one won’t happen. Why? Not one can by law be done by the president. You obviously know nothing about government. Perhaps less than Trump. It IS NOT A CORPORTION AND CAN MOT BE RUN AS ONE. Get your head out of the sand. There is too much at stake here.

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  113. Cathy Chats, do you as a Christian actually support a man who told you to go and watch a certain sex tape? And has followed that up by a public ccnfession of sexually assaulting women? And you are trying to pin a tag on Hillary Clinton with that baby body parts jive? My church took issue with Trump awhile ago and has doubled down since the sex tape insistence. Will be hearing about the public confession this weekend. In the meantime, I have not heard one word from my church against Hillary! And no we don’t worship old oak trees!

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  114. It would be immoral and unethical to let Hillary win. Hillary who supports killing babies for their body parts! I will choose to show a Christian heart and forgive Donald Trump for his past mistakes and pray for him as he leads our country out of depths of depravity.

    Don’t forget it was the third party Ross Perot who gave us the first Clinton. He took enough votes away from Bush to let Clinton win. So essentially by not voting for the only other person who has a chance to beat Hillary you will be voting for Hillary.

    Hillary will say and do whatever it takes to win this election. She quotes Michelle Obama and hopes you forget that Michelle Obama was referring to her when she talked about taking the high road. The Democrats want us to forget that their party is the party who started putting Indians on reservations, led the KKK and voted 100% against women and blacks having any rights.

    Liberal Democrats own the IRS, DOJ, FBI, EPA, 97% of college professors, etc. Save the Supreme Court – VOTE TRUMP!

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  115. Kathy, know how you feel. I’ve noticed that my trump supporter friends are completely silent on politics. They have been betrayed, conned. In the first days of the campaign they supported who they thought trump was. Now that they have learned the truth, they’re stunned into silence. I’ve always known that Hillary isn’t perfect. She makes mistakes, ADMITS THEM, learns and goes on. She doesn’t repeat them as trump does. In other words, she’s human. And smart, well prepared, hard working and she came up the hard way. Hillary worked hard to achieve evething she has. I applaud her and I will proudly vote for our first woman president.

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  116. Hallelujah and Amen. I’ve read this a couple of times because it’s soothing to my troubled soul. This election is urgent to our country and the world. I have tried to be civil to my Trump supporter friends but I’ve had to let some of them go. I can’t in principle be friends with people that excuse everything about this asshole that the Repubs have brought on themselves.

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  117. […] via An educated person knows crap when they see it — Margaret and Helen […]

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  118. Ha ha ha, need to find one of those. What a hoot.

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  119. Just gotta pass this on! Saw the best bumper sticker today:
    “I’m not anti-Republican.
    I’m just anti-stupid.”
    Now I gotta go mow the lawn.

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  120. Not surprising, He also crunches his shoulders when he lies. both those are good tells.

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  121. I personally am not connected with Margaret and Helen, but I agree w/ almost everything that is said in this post. Go Grrrrrls Go! A. Non Amos

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  122. Everyone, I have a news flash: Every time Trump sniffles, he is actually lying. Fact check it! I tried to watch the debate and write it all down, but I could not keep up!

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  123. When it rains it storms! This is true in Trump’s case. The women he had around him prior to the “debate” did not do him any good at all. Not that he will ever admit it! There are – unfortunately – legions of women in this country who have experienced a straying husband and no matter what they did as a result oftentimes only earned them nastiness from other snarky people so they identify with Hillary. Bill Clinton underwent therapy for his behavior. Would Trump even consider such a thing! Not in this lifetime! Bill is not on the ballot. Hill is. And every time Trump brings up Bill’s past he shoots his own self in his anatomy. Now he is being sued by a woman who has had a rape claim against him since she was THIRTEEN.

    Could it get any worse for Trump? He’s sliding in the polls at an ever increasing rate of speed. His Trump Taj Mahal Casino closed its doors today in bankruptcy with 3,000 employees now on the streets. His other hotels are experiencing way too many constantly empty rooms. More audio and video is coming out between now and whenever showing that he is obsessed with certain perverted behavior. And his “core” supporters are his enablers! But Trump will never admit that. There are too many of them and they could turn on him in a parsec and physically trounce him for his betrayal. Better to pick on one woman! Real manly, right? What his supporters cannot realize is how mental types like Trump treat those closest in some way to him. Take a look at Herr Hitler and what he did to the SA (the brown shirts) after he took power. But,hey, thats only history and as far as his supporters are concerned, who cares about that!

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  124. And BTW I live in Indiana. Re: Pence, you don’t know the half of it.

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  125. Thank you. Really.

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  126. Standing O! Chump needs to wear a roll of toilet paper around his neck because every time he opens his mouth he shits himself.

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  127. ❤ Bless you Ladies! ❤

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  128. Howdy ladies! WordPress must have finally fixed the bug that kept me from liking and commenting here. Y’all are awesome!

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  129. Thanks Helen for being your outspoken self and telling it like it is. I hope America sends the blowhard and his cohort running mate packing November 8th. He is unstable and scary. I know his base still supports him after all that has been revealed regarding his feelings toward women in the video, and after the stunt he pulled at the debate last night, bringing all these women there to intimidate Hillary. What kind of man does what he did in addition to lurking behind her so menancingly? Not only that, he is getting his russian hackers to try to influence our election. That should be unacceptable to all Americans, but not much is being made of that fact. This election, more than any other I have witnessed has brought out the worst in humanity. It is too sad to stomach.

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  130. Read Helen’s latest Tweet and then spread the word / link
    http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/10/10/history-lesson-abraham-lincoln-and-adoption-13th-amendment/213714

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  131. Read Helen’s last Tweet and then spread the word and share the link! Hillary is more honest than we give her credit. Republicans did a real number on her. She is not Bill!!

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  132. I guess Trump will have Paul Ryan jailed too.

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  133. Thanks, Aztec –

    It’s always horrifying to read a condensed compilation of He, Trump’s comments, actions, and “plans.” But, to sum it up – as I kept thinking while watching the show last night – HE’S NUTS. HE’S JUST NUTS, AND HE KNOWS NOTHING.

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  134. Preach it sister Helen!

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  135. All I can say is thank you.

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  136. Freedom of Speech is a wonderful thing, but my patience with it has been sorely tested by having The Sniffer constantly mouthing off. Margaret, Helen, you are right on in everything you’ve said, and thus I can maintain my appreciation for that great Freedom of Speech. Looking forward to your next post, and meanwhile am volunteering all I can for Hillary!

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  137. I’m just going to drop this one here, without comment.

    It really does not need it.

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  138. Keep ’em coming Margaret and Helen!

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  139. Thanks Helen, last nights debate brought back memories of former male bosses trying to intimidate female employees. I had a knot in my stomach the whole time. This man is dangerous beyond words and I cannot emphasize enough the importance of voting in these elections. My prayers are that he loses by a landslide and he and his minions can all crawl back into the hole they came out of, especially KellyAnne Conway, Jeffrey Lorde, Giuliani, Christie and of course Pussy Pence. Peace and love to the readers of this forum. 🙏🙏🙏

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  140. You ladies are so refreshing ! As a Canadian ‘observer’, I am shocked that such a large percentage of the American people have been taken in by DT; that the evangelical churches still back him ! So much for Christian values. Some American friends who were registered Republicans have now become Independants; they are world travellers and have realized that many many other countries are shaking their heads in disbelief that DT is running. Unfortunately he is no longer a joke, but a threat !

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  141. Great post…thank you my wonderful Texas gals!

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  142. You are right on, as always. Wish you could speak uninterrupted to the idiots behind trump

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  143. Pence and Trump are two of a kind: both think they can grab women by the pussy any time they want. Pence has tried to screw more women than Trump ever did; he’s just a lot more self-righteous about it.

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  144. […] Source: An educated person knows crap when they see it […]

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  145. Love, love, love this. You hit every nail on the head. I will never understand how people think he is their savior. And any woman who actually votes for him should have to turn in their woman card. Keep it up and thank you.

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  146. Here! Here! When you sleep with the dogs, you are a dog

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  147. Right on, dear. I mean it, really. I’m glad to have you speak for me, always. Another elder woman who loves when you don’t hold your tongue.

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  148. Yeah for Helen! Everything you said is spot on. I hope it made you feel better to have that off your chest. I know I feel a lot better after reading it and knowing that someone share my opinion of him. I like that his karma will come from women. It’s only poetic justice after a lifetime of denigrating, disrespecting and using women as objects. I’m glad that you mentioned Mike Pence who is quick to forget his so-called “religious values” when his self-interest is in play even after Trump threw him under the bus last night about Syria. Glad that you added Corey Lewandowski to the ash heap of history. No one else wants him either. Thank you Helen. Regards to Margaret.

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  149. Once again you nail the situation forcefully. The would-be dictator has finally shot himself fatally! Why did it take so long? Karma, indeed.

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  150. […] An educated person knows crap when they see it […]

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  151. You go girl! I so agree

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  152. Speak up, Helen. Just say what you think. Don’t be shy 😉

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  153. There is nothing left to say; the man is DISGUSTING!!

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  154. gato, everyone of us should remember to vote in EVERY election, at every level. I know most of us :raising guilty hand: tend to forget our civic duty to elect our local officials, and only remember during the large, big stake elections.

    We cannot continue to do this, or, as you say, Congress will continue to oppose Madame President at each and every turn, to the detriment of democracy, civility, progress, and justice.

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  155. Hey, LTD – Yep; that’s probably just what will be tried. The real bummer of this mess is that He, Trump’s losing (please, gods, let it be by a stunning landslide) will in no way shut him up. (We can certainly “look forward” to – at a minimum – his becoming a “regular” on Faux, and, at a maximum, his own Sunday Morning Rant-A-Thon and blog and “news outlet.”)

    FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE: A DEM MAJORITY IN THE SENATE. The House of Representatives would be nice, too. And every State and local office possible. VOTE!

    SECOND LINE OF DEFENSE: A MEDIA BOYCOTT, in every form that needs to take. As long as we keep responding to every bit of “news” whenever the Orange One farts, the media will keep pumping it out. (This could be hard; I know I can hardly stop myself from expressing my outrage over and over again… Which is, I’m sure, apparent to everyone here!)

    He’s an attention-grabber of the highest order. He will continue to do everything he can think of to get press – and those things will become more and more outrageous. He is totally without boundaries of any sort. Nevertheless…

    NEVER click on any internet headline that includes his name; NEVER reply to any “article” about anything he does or says, and so on.(I once clicked on some intriguing trivial thing about Kim Kardashian, and it took months for the consequent endless bits to fade from my home page… Lesson learned.)

    Those are my first thoughts… Other ideas?

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  156. Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’
    My sentiments.

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  157. After last night’s debate, I had a thought, and I think this is the best place to put it. Trump is a vindictive looser. When he looses to Secy. Clinton, he will be relentless in trying to destroy her and her presidency. If he combines with what is left of the nasty republicans, he could make her successes fewer than that of Pres. Obama.

    The R’s have tried to defeat Pres. Obama since his day one. Combine that with Trump’s version of insanity, this could get ugly.

    How do we insure against this?

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  158. Did you notice that he sniffs louder when he is about to lie in a big way?

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  159. I am working on a blog right now about locker room talk, as that seems to make his sexual harassment and assault comments OK, in his mind. I am a former amateur athlete dating back to grade school. In my experience in various locker rooms, I have never heard such discussion in a locker room, nor in a business setting from a 59 year old man. To be frank, based on what I have read, his comments did not surprise me. I do disagree with the candidate as this comments define precisely the kind of person he is. Keith

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  160. Right on, Helen. As far as Donald saying this latest fiasco was “just locker room talk”, was it “locker room” talk when he referred to the size of his penis, or was it “locker room” talk when he insulted Meghan Kelly, or was it “locker room” talk when he mocked a disabled reporter—all on national tv? How many times can he get away with this? We have to remember that our president will be dealing with all kinds of diplomatic situations. Will he insult every world leader that disagrees with him? Yes, Donald, your “locker room” talk IS who you are!

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  161. Right on, Helen. As far as Donald saying this latest fiasco was “just locker room talk”, was it “locker room” talk when he referred to the size of his penis, or was it “locker room” talk when he insulted Meghan Kelly, or was it “locker room” talk when he mocked a disabled reporter—all on national tv? How many times can he get away with this? We have to remember that our president will be dealing with all kinds of diplomatic situations. Will he insult every world leader that disagrees with him? Yes, Donald, your “locker room” talk IS who you are!

    On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 12:52 AM, Margaret and Helen wrote:

    > Helen Philpot posted: “Margaret, I’ve never been one to hold my tongue and > that’s not gonna change now. Hillary couldn’t say it because she > understands the office she aspires to hold. I, however, am not running for > President. And therefore… Donald Trump, you fat-ass, lying” >

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  162. (I had posted a similar comment earlier, but it vanished 😦 )

    The way the orange shyster stalked Hillary Clinton as she was answering the questions asked of her, was terrifying. Women all around the Earth know that feeling of a much bigger man menacingly looming over your shoulder. Drumf was trying to intimidate a woman who is vastly more intelligent, capable, prepared, and strong than he is–precisely because he knows he can’t beat her in a fair contest.

    Then there is the, also terrifying, threat to jail his political opponent, should the drumfsterfire manage to win the election. I know neither he, nor his closest political advisors, realize that that kind of behaviour is that of totalitarian regimes (Putin, Duterte, Assad, Kim Jong-un, etc). And, because this waste of space and his cohorts appeal to the lowest common denominator in the USoA, neither do the bottom feeders who support him.

    But there is hope, there is still hope, that some of the less rabid people who watched last night, and most of the undecided voters, will finally see what is at risk here.

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  163. Not so sure the sniffing is from glue. Did you also notice he walked or stood the entire time. Looks more like cocaine to me. Forget the tax returns, and try drug testing. Just an observation!!!!!

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  164. Trump is way over paying his campaign manager and staff, but then they really, really do not have much to work with. Apology? Huh? What? A real apology involves personal responsibility, contrition, sorrow, (not just “sorry”), penance and atonement with hope to be a better person. A real act of contrition also involves a personal belief in a Power much larger than one’s self, but in Trump’s view, there just ain’t any such thing so why should be come anywhere close to humbling his mangy self. Hill was Class last night and he was roadkill. Better yet, he did it to himself. As for appearing with the four women, he’s not their champion. He really couldn’t give a hot damn. For that matter, IF there is a third debate Hill could fill rows of chairs with the women he has harmed! Does he not understand that? And that he has asked for it? Doesn’t play chess, does he! The best post-script came this AM: NBC has “suspended” his accomplice, Billy Bush. Better he should vamoose into that spare room on Dubya’s “ranch”! He could have shut Trump up by changing the subject. I wonder of Trump realizes that and hates the little twerp! But, after all, it was Trump’s choice to act like Trump. All things start in the brain and the heart speaks through the mouth. I guess Trump never heard of that either.

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  165. Bravo, Helen! The racism and misogyny of the GOP (Grab Our Pussies) unleashed The Great Orange Nightmare upon America. After their impending and historically spectacular loss on Nov. 8th, will they take an honest look in the mirror? Or will they do what they always do: act outraged by the behavior of the likes of David Duke and Donald Trump, and proceed with business as usual? Sadly, the smart money is on the latter.

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  166. So glad we are on the same side, Helen. One week from today early voting begins in Georgia and I will proudly cast my vote for Hillary Clinton.

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  167. HYG, it’s a classic form of abuse of women yo GD BLAME them for anything a man does… It’s no different than “She was asking for it,” or “She shouldn’t have worn that short skirt,” and all the other crap that some dude throws out to “justify” his own behavior.

    But what else would we expect from a POS like He, Trump? Nothing ever is, has been, or will be, his “fault.”

    I woke up this morning with the absolute certainty that this “person.” and everything he says or does, is a complete waste of my time. Sadly, when he loses, he will continue to go on and on about how “unfairly” he was treated… If only the media would stop paying attention…

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  168. Reblogged this on Central Oregon Coast NOW and commented:
    One of “Margaret & Helen’s” best and most scathing blogposts! Helen Philpot tells it like she feels it – rightfully angry.

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  169. Ladies, Ladies, Ladies please keep stoking that fire and add these too! Kellyanne Conway, Kayleigh McEnany, Katrina Pierson, Jeffrey Lord, Rudy Guiliani and the brain that they share between them. I saw an article that I thought was gonna save Donald Trump Jr. He was calling all the surrogates idiots, but add him too. As he was only saying they were idiots because they weren’t making Daddy win…and while we’re at it throw the other POS on the pile…they all just creap me out.

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  170. Bravo!!!

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  171. Trump is a mental lightweight. He is not capable of completing a single thought. He rambles from one statement to another with no cohesion; just throws out sound bites. I believe the only reason some of the pundits said he did not hurt himself in last nights debate is that the bar was set so low. We do not need this 70 year old bully in the Whitehouse. I’m voting this week and I’m proudly casting my vote for a hardworking, intelligent woman and the first woman President of this Great country, Hillary Clinton!

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  172. Pure gold. Helen, this should be read by every person in the world! THIS is the truth. THESE are the facts. You are simply amazing.

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  173. Ladies, I neglected to put one other name on the ash heap. Rudi Guilliani. How was that brainless old fart ever elected to anything? His command of the facts is so poor I doubt he knows the month he’s in.
    Why oh why can’t these morons just go away? Preferablly to an Arctic island.

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  174. Thank you for saying what so many millions of women know. Trump is also a loser. And when Hillary Clinton wins the entire world will know that too. I cannot understand why any decent human could be for him. But there’s that word decent. There is NOTHING decent about a political party that uses its power to humiliate women, demean entire large segments of our population and starve the poor. And all the while giving the wealthy more, more, more whilst destroying our environment. Donald Trump IS the Republican Party personified. That little sniveling hypocrite Pence deserves prison for the deaths of Indiana residents because of his horrible policies which caused an HIV outbreak.

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  175. Right on,don’t stop after the election! We need your voice.

    Sent from my iPad

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  176. Yessss!

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  177. “Welcome to your new hell, Mike. Let us know how much you like being forced to carry something to term against your will. Check for a heartbeat, dear. You’ll find that Donald doesn’t have one.”

    This was the most brilliant thing I’ve read all year.

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