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They're going to kill some people

I've felt that since long before the election.

For most of his life, he's had money, corporate power and all the women he wanted

for Golden Showers or whatever he could buy.

I think the only thing left to entertain this mentally sick animal is the power and rush for killing people. I think he would get off on it and he can't wait.

Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are loving the circus distraction while they do what they can to dismantle things like Obamacare, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, environmental protection, taxation of the wealthy, etc, etc. So there are the domestic perils of their platform that will kill many Americans while Trump stumbles daily trying to remain in office.

But the rest of the world is sitting back, plotting how to take advantage of this blood thirsty buffoon. He wants to push the buttons of military might and the longer he is in office, the more likely it is that he will. Unchecked, I think he's going to kill a bunch of Americans. This idiot could be duped into World War III.

Bloomberg: The FBI Wants to Make America Great Again

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-11-03/the-fbi-wants-to-make-america-great-again
It’s not just that FBI Director James Comey informed Congress that there may be things on Anthony Weiner’s computer pertinent to his investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server. Nor is it the extraordinary Wall Street Journal coverage this week that revealed frustrations in the bureau over alleged Justice Department pressure to slow-walk an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

The cherry on this banana-republic split is a tweet published Monday from a long-dormant Twitter account called @FBIRecordsVault. It disclosed that new records of the bureau’s probe into Bill Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich had been released because of a Freedom of Information Act request.
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Comey appears to have done his best to stay out of the election, but he is in the middle of it now. Through leaks and tweets, people in his bureau appear to be helping Donald Trump -- a man who has called for Clinton to be jailed. Ironic that Trump is the one who keeps saying the election will be rigged.


I'm sure a number around here have been having some similar feelings.

Bloomberg: Tracking the 2016 Presidential Money Race

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/graphics/2016-presidential-campaign-fundraising/
October 28, 2016

Sometimes looking at where the ad money is being spent and where the candidates are campaigning gives one a sense of where the two sides feel they're competitive. I think Nate Silver incorporates some of this in his analysis. I was curious and wanted to get my head around the money side of the campaign. This is a pretty good comprehensive report. I didn't see it linked recently (sorry of I missed it in my search)

It does show ads dollar by state. But Trump apparently has given up VA so you have to take things like that into consideration when you look at the numbers. He's only spent around 50% of what she has for all his big money bluster (bullshit).

Clinton
Total Raised to Date . . . . . . . $1,068.1M
Total Spent . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $897.7M
Total Cash on Hand .. . . . . . . . . $171.6M

Media Buy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $237.4M 53.3%

Trump
Total Raised to Date . . . . . . . . . $512.2M
Total Spent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $429.5M
Total Cash on Hand . . . . . . . . . . . $83.9M

Media Buy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $68.0M 27.4%

Hillary has clobbered the billionaire any way you look at it when it comes to campaign money.

That $100 mil Trump promised (if he really had it) could have come in handy.

That's the one positive of the Comey letter. It might entice the jerk to waste some of his own money.

Portrait Trump bought of himself paid with money earmarked for charity.

https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold/status/793526164061052928
David FahrentholdVerified account
‏@Fahrenthold
NEW: Here's the portrait that @realDonaldTrump bought for $20,000, and paid for with money earmarked for charity. Story coming soon...





what a vain jackasss ...

Post Tortoise

A resident in my mother's retirement home sent this to my sister:

While stitching a cut on the hand of an ageing farmer, the doctor struck up a conversation with his patient. Needless to say, eventually the topic got around to Donald Trump ... and his role as the Republican Nominee for President.

The farmer said, " Well, as I see it, Donald Trump is like a 'Post Tortoise'.''

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post tortoise' was. His patient replied, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a tortoise balanced on top, that's a post tortoise."

He saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of nitwit put him up there in the first place.


I think it's an older political joke that has been recirculated with Trump added but it worked for me ..

Even Trump’s Kids Haven’t Donated to His Campaign

No Ivanka. No Donald Jr. No Rudy, Newt, or Chris Christie. None of Trump’s inner circle invested in his campaign—even as he asked working people for a few bucks.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/27/even-trump-s-kids-haven-t-donated-to-his-campaign.html
Ivanka Trump, who previously contributed to Hillary Clinton and John McCain in 2007 and 2008 respectively, does not appear to have given to her father.

Donald Trump Jr., who contributed to Iowa congressman Steve King in 2014 and Hillary Clinton in 2007, is also nowhere to be found.

And a search for Tiffany Trump yielded no results.

The Trump children are not the only prominent figures in his orbit who have not invested in the mogul’s presidential bid.

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former Defense Intelligence Agency director turned Trump warm-up act, has not given the candidate a dime. Neither has Governor Chris Christie, Trump’s first rival for the presidency to endorse him. Christie gave his own campaign the maximum allowable contribution of $2,700 on Sept. 29, 2015.
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Newt Gingrich contributed $4,600 to John McCain in 2008 but has yet to give any money to Trump’s campaign. Ben Carson, another staunch Trump defender, gave Mitt Romney $1,000 in April 2012 but nothing to Trump this cycle.


I'm sure they'll come up with some sort of spin ... trying to hide the embarrassment.

Pollster Frank Luntz: The Trump campaign ‘is an absolute joke’

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pollster-frank-luntz-the-trump-campaign-is-an-absolute-joke-200157345.html
Conservative pollster Frank Luntz sat down with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric Wednesday and explained why he thinks Donald Trump’s presidential bid is “the worst campaign that I have ever seen in my professional life.”

Perhaps best known as the wordsmith behind many Republican talking points, Luntz had quite a few zingers about Trump, including one about the GOP nominee’s sometimes stilted delivery of prepared speeches.

“Stevie Wonder reads a teleprompter better than Donald Trump,” he jested.

He also suggested that Trump’s campaign should do whatever it takes to keep its candidate away from his hyper-aggressive Twitter account. “Break his fingers, take the iPhone away,” he joked.


I've never had any faith in Luntz. He's a GOPer through and through. But it's kind of fun seeing them starting to go after each other.

I can handle two more weeks of that or Kelly taking down Gingrich, etc

USA Today: How 75 pending lawsuits could distract a Donald Trump presidency

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/10/25/pending-lawsuits-donald-trump-presidency/92666382/
The review shows that Trump frequently responds to even small disputes with overwhelming legal force, not hesitating to use his tremendous wealth and legal firepower against adversaries with limited resources.

He has repeatedly refused to pay people and small businesses for their work, forcing them to spend time and legal fees if they want to recover their losses.

At least 60 lawsuits — plus hundreds of additional liens, judgments, and other government filings reviewed by reporters — documented cases where people accused Trump and his businesses of failing to pay them what they were owed for their work. Among them: painters, glassmakers, real estate agents, bartenders and hourly workers at Trump resorts coast to coast. Even his own lawyers.

The review also shows Trump and his companies have been accused for years of mistreating women. In at least 20 separate lawsuits, plaintiffs accused Trump and managers at his companies of discriminating against women, ignoring sexual harassment complaints and even participating in the harassment themselves. Women in those disputes have testified they were fired for complaining.

Trump’s companies have been engaged in battles over taxes almost every year from the 1980s until as recently as last spring, when New York had to take legal action to collect $8,578 in unpaid taxes on the Trump-owned company that owns the trademark Boeing 757 that jetted the mogul to campaign rallies across the country.

The review found that people who say something Trump doesn’t like will frequently get threatened with a lawsuit. “I’ll sue you” was a Trump mantra long before “Build a wall.” The analysis of lawsuits, however, showed that he rarely follows through with his threatened lawsuits over people’s words and almost always loses when he does. The lone win was a lawsuit against Miss Pennsylvania — over her claim on Facebook that Trump’s Miss USA pageant was rigged.


It's a massive media investigation. At the bottom of the article, is a section named "The Complete Investigation" and below that are a series of more articles delving into this unprecedented concern with this candidate.

With extensive reports like this or Mother Jones "The Trump Files"
http://www.motherjones.com/topics/the-trump-files
as another example, it becomes crystal clear that the person who "rigged" this election is Donald Trump.

Trump’s supporters talk rebellion, assassination at his rallies

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/10/15/donald-trump-warnings-conspiracy-rig-election-are-stoking-anger-among-his-followers/LcCY6e0QOcfH8VdeK9UdsM/story.html
Unlike many in the country, however, these hard-core Trump followers do not believe the real estate mogul’s misfortunes are of his own making.

They believe what Trump has told them over and over, that this election is rigged, and if he loses, it will be because of a massive conspiracy to take him down.

At a time when trust in government is at a low point, Trump is actively stoking fears that a core tenet of American democracy is also in peril: that you can trust what happens at the ballot box.
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And if Trump doesn’t win, some are even openly talking about violent rebellion and assassination, as fantastical and unhinged as that may seem.

“If she’s in office, I hope we can start a coup. She should be in prison or shot. That’s how I feel about it,” Dan Bowman, a 50-year-old contractor, said of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. “We’re going to have a revolution and take them out of office if that’s what it takes. There’s going to be a lot of bloodshed. But that’s what it’s going to take. . . . I would do whatever I can for my country.”

He then placed a Trump mask on his face and posed for pictures.
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The emergence of that video seems to have sent Trump into a regression, with speeches that — instead of expanding his appeal — more directly target the angry base that formed the strongest core of his support from the beginning.

Above all, Trump is now using the prospect of his loss to undermine faith in democratic institutions.

“It’s one big fix,’’ Trump said Friday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C. “This whole election is being rigged.’’

He saved some of his harshest criticism for the media, which he said is in league with Clinton to steal the election.

“The media is indeed sick, and it’s making our country sick, and we’re going to stop it,” he said.


He's becoming dangerous to public safety.

The media helped create this monster to cash in. They better straighten folks out before a bunch of people get seriously hurt.
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