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50 years ago Lenny Bruce came up with the ultimate minimal political slogan: “Vote for me; I don’t wet the bed.” I keep being reminded of it and will no doubt be reminded even more in the coming days. The latest dry-sheets announcement from Mr. Trump is his Diversity Moment: two female appointees, one of whom has not expressed more enthusiasm for child labor than for public schools, and Ben Carson. Since Dr. Carson has already said he doesn’t want a Cabinet appointment, Mr. Trump may be forced to get to know a second Black person.
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Sens. Sanders and Warren have announced a willingness to work with the president-elect on both of his sensible ideas, rather than blindly refuse like Republicans facing a president of the wrong color or gender. Some say that is collaboration, but I think they are following the first and greatest of the Teachings of Don Vito: Always try to reason with them first.

I, on the other hand, am a typically irresponsible blogger (as indicated by the userpic on this post), so I am passing along a bit of cruel mockery.

Thanx to File 770

Malediction

Oct. 8th, 2016 05:49 am
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I am not a nice person. I don’t just want Trump’s effort to grab the electorate by the pussy to lose. I want him to lose so badly that Barry Goldwater and George McGovern high-five each other in Heaven. I want him to face prosecution for enough of his many crimes to spend a thousand years in jail. I want him to face a revelation that he fears even more than a picture showing that the short-finger thing is true: an indecent exposure of his finances.
supergee: (trump)
It is generally agreed that indicting a major-party presidential candidate before the election would be seen by many as an unjust intervention in the political process. So I imagine Preet Bharara pondering a collection of charges including federal income tax evasion, mail fraud connected with Trump University, fraud connected to his charitable foundation, espionage associated with Wikileaks, and illegal lobbying associated with Russia, and waiting patiently or otherwise for November 9. There could be a downside.
supergee: (trump)
Donald Trump will not tell you how to get out of paying taxes the way he does. For one thing, he despises you as much as he does the minorities you hate, because in his world you are losers who didn’t have the gumption to inherit a real estate empire. You are the people he stiffs on services he promised to pay for because you don’t have expensive lawyers.
supergee: (trump)
Trump’s call for the Russians to meddle (or more precisely, to keep meddling) in America’s election by illegal means is probably not technically treason.
supergee: (trump)
At the greatest college in the world, Professor Timothy Burke explains why Donald Trump gets support even though he is a mediocre player at a fixed game who doesn’t bother to remember which lies he’s told, running an operation so inept that it allowed his wife to stand up before a national audience and deliver a speech that was transparently plagiarized from the one given by Michele Obama four years ago.
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The word was that Donald Trump, who hoped his pal Tom Brady would speak for him at the Cleveland Circus, was going to settle for Tim Tebow.* Now it appears that Tebow got up and slowly walked away.

*ETA: Comparison for the football-challenged: “We couldn’t actually get filet mignon. Have a dog biscuit.”

Trumpery

Jun. 30th, 2016 06:34 am
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A current theory states that Donald Trump doesn’t really want to be president (if nominated will not seriously run, if elected will punk out earlier than Sarah Palin) but is merely in it to line his pockets and promote his brand. If the Republicans are victimized by this scam, I will have less sympathy for them than for the guy who suddenly discovers that the friendly stranger offering to cut him in in a charming scheme to defraud the Nigerians was actually aiming at him because they’ve been promoting the hatreds that Trump exploits and the distrust of regulation that all scammers love.

But here’s another twist. Remember that Trump is not a rich, successful businessman; he plays one on television. Many of the Republicans and their supporters are what he pretends to be. (I suspect that Willard Romney could buy Trump and not have to sell him.) If he is trying to run a bust-out on the Republicans, he may find out what happens when you annoy the people with real power.
supergee: (trump)
Desperate to find a famous black person who supports him, Donald Trump came up with Don King. King denies it.
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Man who’s running for president because he played a successful businessman on television claims that former senator and cabinet member never did anything but be a woman. The Rude Pundit discusses. (Uses language.)

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