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Wait. Trump just suggested killing his opponent and we alll just forget it?

WTF is wrong with that?

Mike Pence: Condoms Are Too Modern...WTF???

Mike Pence claims condoms are too modern, and too liberal.

Donald Trump’s running mate is a dangerous Christian extremist who wants creationism taught in public schools and believes the government should pay for gay conversion therapy.

In addition, in 2015, as Governor of Indiana, Pence allowed an HIV outbreak to spread, choosing prayer over a clean needle exchange.

But perhaps one of the most idiotic claims made by Pence is that condoms are too “modern,” too “liberal,” and offer a poor defense against sexually transmitted infections and diseases.

Pence’s bizarre and unsubstantiated claims concerning condoms came in 2002, in response to then-Secretary of State Colin Powell saying in an MTV forum that sexually active young people should protect themselves with condoms.

At the time Powell said:

I think it’s important for young people, especially, to protect themselves from the possibility of acquiring any sexually transmitted disease, but especially to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS, which is a plague that is upon the face of the earth.

In an interview with CNN, while advocating for abstinence only sex education, Pence said Powell’s call for condom use could mislead millions of young people and put their lives at risk.

Pence told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that it was “a sad day” because Powell had suggested condoms over abstinence:

Well, Wolf, I think it was — given the enormous stature that Colin Powell rightly has, not only in America but in the world community — it was a sad day. I don’t think any administration has had a worse day since boxers and briefs on MTV. And the truth is that Colin Powell had an opportunity here to reaffirm this president’s commitment to abstinence as the best choice for our young people, and he chose not to do that in the first instance, but — and so I think it’s very sad.

The other part is that, frankly, condoms are a very, very poor protection against sexually transmitted diseases, and in that sense, Wolf, this was — the secretary of state may be inadvertently misleading millions of young people and endangering lives.

- See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/08/mike-pence-condoms-are-too-modern/#sthash.0TMbOJPH.A3fPgGSu.dpuf

What Trump Supporters really are..

The data reveals more specific correlations, using number one as the perfect match for Trump support. Here are a few of those correlations:

White with no high school diploma equals correlation 0.61
Percent reporting ancestry as “American” equals correlation 0.57
Percent living in a mobile home equals correlation 0.54
“Old economy” jobs including agriculture, construction, manufacturing equals correlation 0.5

While Trump also has support among the affluent and the well-educated, the data shows that support for him runs the strongest among the proportion of the white population that didn’t finish high school, working-age adults who neither have a job nor are looking for one, and people living in mobile homes. The article concludes:

“’It’s a nonurban, blue-collar and now apparently quite angry population,’ said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution. ’They’re not people who have moved around a lot, and things have been changing away from them, but they live in areas that feel stagnant in a lot of ways.’”

With this, the importance of accessible education for everyone becomes very apparent.

http://www.liberalamerica.org/2016/03/14/the-geography-of-trumpism-where-do-they-come-from/ Please disregard the title.


Secret Service had to protect MSNBC’s Katy Tur after Donald Trump incited crowd against her


Just one day after Donald Trump tried to incite his supporters to violence against his opponent Hillary Clinton if she defeats him in the election, it turns out this isn’t the first time Trump has done something like this toward a woman who got under his skin. MSNBC reporter Katy Tur, who has spent more than a year traveling with the Trump campaign, revealed today that the Secret Service had to protect her from Trump’s crowd after he attempted to incite them against her.

While Tur was covering a Trump rally in Mount Pleasant, he took his longtime grudge with her public. He didn’t approve of how she had covered an earlier incident, so he privately demanded that she apologize, which she refused to do. So Trump retaliated by pointing to Tur and saying to the crowd. “What a lie. Katy Tur. What a lie it was. Third. Rate. Reporter. Remember that.”

The crowd of Trump supporters turned so fiercely against Katy Tur that she says the Secret Service had to protect her while she was walking to her car, simply to keep her safe. She’s referring to it as an “extraordinary step.” The agents are specifically tasked with protecting people such as Presidential nominees, and it is in fact rare that they would feel compelled to protect a reporter due to the unsafe situation she’d been placed in by the candidate they’re protecting.

Although this incident happened months ago, Tur kept quiet about it until after Donald Trump suggested that his supporters should turn violent against Hillary Clinton yesterday. That prompted the Secret Service to step in and talk to Trump about the matter, even as a would-be assailant tried to rush the stage while Hillary Clinton was speaking today. Katy Tur’s full essay on the matter can be found here.

This Speech Expert Thinks Trump Has A Disorder – Here’s Why (VIDEO)

For nearly 30 years, I was a licensed, certified speech/language pathologist. I spent hours analyzing the expressive language of my patients. I’m retired now, without a license, but I haven’t forgotten what I did every day.

I haven’t examined Donald Trump (R-N.Y.), but let me explain why I think Trump has either a language disorder, or another neurological problem.
1. Word Finding; Misusing Words

The first thing I’ve noticed with Trump is that he tends to slightly misuse words. In speech/language pathology, this is a word finding issue. In the current speech, Trump began by calling the Convention as a beautiful event. He complimented the speakers, saying:

“So many of the speakers were so amazing and really ground setting. Just ground setting.”

Clearly he meant “ground breaking,” but he didn’t notice.

Later he said that former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) people “swamped” Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.). He seemed to mean that they mistreated him, which isn’t what “swamped” means.
2. Word Finding; Empty Words

People with word finding deficits rely on words with little meaning. They use phrases like “by the way,” or “believe me.” They depend heavily on empty words like “really” and “very,” and use a restricted list of adjectives. Trump uses the words “tremendous,””amazing,” and “nice,” none of which tells us anything.

People with this disorder repeat themselves a lot.

A small sample from today:

“Thank you very much. We had an amazing convention. It was one of the best. […] Ivanka was incredible last night.[…] It has been just an incredible four days.[…] Tiffany was amazing.”

“So, I will tell you, I think we’re gonna get a lot of his voters. Because of the trade issue. Because they understand. Because of the trade issue, I think we’re gonna get a lot of his voters.”
3. Expressive Language Organization

To speech/language pathologists, this means expressing one thought. It means beginning a thought and getting to the end. Trump speaks in sentence fragments. He begins a thought, but drops it and simply jumps ahead.

For example:

“Honestly, he should have done it. Because….nobody cares. And he would have been in better shape for four years from now if he’s … I don’t think … I don’t see him winning frankly anyway.



In Trump's own words...


Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes,
OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart
—you know, if you're a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if,
like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the
smartest people anywhere in the world—it's true!—but when you're a
conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that's
why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went
there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my
like credentials all the time, because we're a little disadvantaged—but
you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would
have been so easy, and it's not as important as these lives are (nuclear
is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the
power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of
what's going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?),
but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners—now it
used to be three, now it's four—but when it was three and even now, I
would have said it's all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because,
you know, they don't, they haven't figured that the women are smarter
right now than the men, so, you know, it's gonna take them about
another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.


Trump Refuses To Live In The White House If Elected?


Source: Chron

As reported by the NY Times and Adobe Chronicles, Trump says he will not live in the White House if elected. He requires a complete renovation of the White House or his own palace. He requires a $100 million dollar ballroom just to entertain foreign guests. Why would Trump make such an opulent request? We will attempt to bring you into the World of Donald J. Trump so you may hopefully begin to understand.

FBI Set To Investigate Trump’s Assassination Threat Against Clinton

Along with the FBI, the secret service is now looking into the death threat made by Donald Trump today against Hillary Clinton:

According to CNBC:

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A group of pro-Clinton Super PACs have called the FBI and demanded an investigation into Trump’s recent comments on Hillary Clinton and the Second Amendment, which were a barely disguised dog-whistle calling on “Second Amendment People” to assassinate the Democratic nominee or otherwise incite some kind of armed rebellion against the United States government.

“The Democratic Coalition Against Trump today reached out to high-level contacts in the Washington, D.C. field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to voice concerns about Donald Trump’s call for violence against Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and to argue that Trump should be arrested for attempting to incite political violence.

There is no place in American politics for this kind of disgusting rhetoric. Donald Trump should immediately drop out of the race, and he should be arrested for committing a federal crime. He’s proven himself to be nothing more than a thug, and anyone supporting him after this grotesque display should be publicly shamed. It’s truly abhorrent and we must all stand united – regardless of party affiliation to say loudly that Americans reject this kind of hateful and dangerous rhetoric.”

It is expected that the Secret Service will be looking into the matter as well, since his statements are a threat against former Presidents and certain other persons under 8 U.S.C. § 879 of the US Code – Section 879. Trump could even possibly face up to five years in prison for his treasonous talk.

This shocking statement by Trump is the culmination of years of anti-government sedition.


Could the Trump comment cause a backfire?

Plenty sickos's out there. I am worried.
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