Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Biggest October Surprise of All

The biggest October Surprise of all didn't come by way of the Russians, or via Wiki Leaks, but from a source close to home: from James Comey, the Director of the FBI.

If this were a football game, Director Comey would be flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.  But this is not a game, it is an election.  And the stakes could not be higher.  Justice was not served.  Director Comey disregarded the Justice Department's long-standing policy of "not commenting on current investigations, nor acting in such a way as could influence an upcoming election."

By saying that the emails the FBI recently uncovered from a laptop "appear to be pertinent to the investigation," Director Comey directly influenced the election.  Director Comey personally rejuvenated Trump's flailing campaign and put Hillary's campaign on the defensive.  But how can she defend herself against unsubstantiated innuendo?

As for Lady Justice...

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nothing New! Vote Blue!

The Party of No has already stated that they will block Hillary Clinton's nominations for the Supreme Court.  So what else is new?

And at the last presidential debate, Donald Trump said he would not accept the results of the presidential election–unless he was the winner.

That's nothing new...

After President Obama was reelected, the Republicans doubled down and swore they would prevent President Obama from accomplishing much of anything in his last term. In essence, they refused to accept the results of the 2012 presidential election.  And the constitutional system of checks and balances became government gridlock.

Vote the Republicans out of office!

Vote Blue down the ticket!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Face-In-the-Crowd Moment
Trump Opened Big Yap Once Too Often

Back on June 21st, Paul Papanek, a Los Angeles photographer/writer/producer, and independent TV commercial production consultant, posted a few scenes on his Facebook page from the 1957 movie, A Face in the Crowd.  The movie, starring Andy Griffith, is about the rise and fall of a popular TV and radio character named Lonesome Rhodes, whose final downfall comes by way of an opened mike.  Here's an image of Papanek's Facebook post:

On October 3rd, my friend Rose Scomello Patrissi shared Papanek's post. And I, in turn, shared Rose's post on my Facebook Page.  Here's an image of my post:

Only the day before, on October 2nd, Paul Papanek posted the video on YouTube, with the title: A Trump Face in the Crowd.  Here's a link to the video:

On October 7th, the whole world overheard Donald Trump's open-mike lewd conversation about women.

And on October 7th, Paul Papanek just smiled...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Stronger Together v No Longer Together

The Democrats were all out campaigning yesterday:  Hillary Clinton, Al Gore,  Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton–more stronger together than ever!

Meanwhile, there was Donald Trump,  Rudy Guiliani, and–and–a-n-d...

The Party of No is now The Party That Is No Longer Together.

And who can blame them?

For only the third time since it was founded in 1857, The Atlantic has endorsed a candidate.  The first was Abraham Lincoln.  The second was Lyndon Johnson. And the third is Hillary Clinton.

As for Donald Trump, The Atlantic states that Donald J. Trump "might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency."

The entire article is a must-read:    clinton-and-against-donald-trump/501161/

Monday, October 10, 2016

Donald Trump: Last Misogynist Standing

Things did not bode well for Donald Trump before the Second Presidential Debate last night.  If the first debate was a shoutout, this one promised to be a shootout.

Republicans were desperately abandoning ship before the debate, jumping overboard to avoid the appearance of condoning Donald Trump's hot mike 2005 lewd comments about women.

But before the debate, Donald Trump posted a Facebook press conference where he introduced three women who had previously accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault, and one woman who accused Hillary Clinton of freeing a child rapist from jail.

Not surprisingly, the two candidates declined to shake hands at the beginning of the debate.

It wasn't really a debate. In reality, it turned out to be an unpresidential debacle at the All Is Not Okay With America Corral.

Early on, Trump was asked to explain his comments about women that were released the previous Friday.  He apologized but called his comments "locker room talk" and tried to deflect the talk to defeating ISIS.

When questioned again,  Trump denied any sexual wrongdoing and said that "he had great respect for women."

Hillary responded that people who listened to the tape realize that it represents exactly who Donald Trump really is.  She recounted the litany of disparaging comments Trump had made about people during the campaign.

When cornered again about being a different man since he said those lewd words about women.  Trump called them "just words–locker room talk" and deflected the talk to Bill Clinton's sexual abuse of women, and Hillary Clinton's representation of a client who raped a twelve-year-old girl, an accusation that rated mostly false and inaccurate.

Hillary stayed high.  But some people think she should have said:
"I am running for President. Not my husband."

Trump stayed low, but stood high, frequently standing behind Hillary in predator mode, attacking her verbally anytime he could.  And promising to put her in jail if he got elected.

When asked about not paying federal income tax, Trump readily admitted it, but blamed Hillary for allowing him to be able to do it.

In a question concerning his 3 a.m. derogatory tweets about a former beauty queen, and his own words about the discipline needed of a leader, Trump blew the question off and tried to deflect it to Benghazi.

To sum it up, by his very words, demeanor, and actions last night, Donald Trump, the last misogynist standing, showed America that he is not fit to be President.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

If I Were a Republican...

If I were a Republican, I'd most certainly vote for Donald Trump––anybody but Hillary!

I'd wake up in the morning and hope that WikiLeaks released secrets about Hillary while I was sleeping.  But I'd also hope that my candidate didn't twitter-bomb anybody else at three o'clock in the morning.

If I were a Republican, I'd hope that the Russians did hack Hillary's computer and that they would release those 30,000 missing emails.  Now that might seem un-American, but my philosophy––and I'm sticking to it–– is "Anybody but Hillary!"

If I were a Republican, I would want the investigative reporters to uncover the colluding that surely went on between the Clinton Charity Foundation and Hillary's actions as Secretary of State.  I just wish that somebody would find out something really bad about Hillary!  But I also wish that these very same reporters would stop finding problems with my candidate's charity foundation.... And I don't even want to think about the problems with his son's charity...

And I'd hope that one of Trump's ex-wives doesn't release any more pages of tax returns... And here I thought he was a great businessman....

If I were a Republican, I'd wish my candidate would stop picking on women....
....on fat people...
.......on Muslims................
.........on parents of fallen soldiers.............
............on Mexicans.................................
..............on everybody who is anybody.....
..................I just wish he'd stop being a bully.

I wish he would control himself.......

..I wish he could control himself......

...I wish I could trust him with running my country...

 ...I think I'd better vote for Hillary...