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tonyt53's Journal
tonyt53's Journal
August 26, 2016

Democratic Party is inclusive? Evidently not. Trump has everybody with a mullet.

Yeah, that's mean, but what the heck.

August 11, 2016

Trump complained to the HBA that real estate loans are too hard to get.

I guess that is why Trump is relying on Russians for money for his real estate ventures.

August 9, 2016

Today's newest Trumpism speaks volumes about his temperament. He is really sick.

Remove the teleprompter and he goes full batshit crazy.

August 4, 2016

The news went from Hillary crushing Trump, to nothing but Trump in the past four days.

Free TV time and nothing but Trump this and Trump that. Regardless of how sickening what he is saying, he is still all over the airwaves. Refusing to back Ryan and McCain, more TV time. Trump is playing the US media like a reality TV show and keeping all eyes and ears on him. Every time Hillary starts smashing him, he does something even more outrageous. Hie campaign advisers starting to panic? Nonsense, just as scripted. Manafort? nonsense, just as scripted. Trump is playing the American public because he knows that we have a very, very short memory. Just like a TV reality show, it is all scripted.

Remember how it went with Kerry in '04? Every time he would score, the Bush administration would announce an eminent terrorist attack on the US. After the DNC convention; after Kerry walloped him in the first debate. Trump is using the same script.

August 3, 2016

I'm not so sure that Trump isn't trying to force the RNC to get rid of him.

He had a bad week last week. He thought he had support in criticizing the Khan family, but that back-fired. Then he saw the post DNC convention polling, and Trump, being a TV reality guy, follows TV ratings and polling closely. Since Sunday he has tripled down on everything crazy that you can imagine. If the RNC finds some way to get rid of him, he won't be faced with more humiliation leading up to the election. More importantly, he won't be faced with an almost sure defeat. Mentally unstable people think things out, and Trump appears to be doing just that. He will be able to say that he was cheated out of the presidency. In his warped little mind, that works.

July 29, 2016

Six more Zika cases in FL - all confirmed to be from local skeeters, and Congress does nothing

Congress knew it would happen, but they had to leave town before they actually had to pass a bill to help fight Zika. They didn't want to be accused of actually doing something. This thing is going to get much, much worse.

July 29, 2016

One question; my wife asked me and I couldn't answer it.

What were they trying to spell with the cards in the upper deck during the celebration? Neither of us could make it out.

July 22, 2016

What exactly do people think the VP does? What legislative power do they think they have?

They don't set policy. That is the job of the President. They don't vote on legislation except to break a tie in the Senate. So why would you want to take an influential person from their Senate seat and put them in a spot that mostly just goes to funerals?

July 20, 2016

Reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine, and Congress needs to bring it back

Late in the second term of Reagan, there was a bill that was passed in both the house and Senate with huge bipartisan support. The bill was called the Fairness Doctrine. The bill would have made permanent some legislation that had been passed in the late 40's. This Fairness Doctrine made TV and radio to give equal time to all sides of a political issue. It also regulated the ownership of newspapers and TV/radio stations so that no single entity could control the news in a certain area - it allowed more than one viewpoint to be presented. Reagan vetoed the bill, and with pressure on the GOP in the house and Senate, an override was not going to happen.

Roger Ailles worked for Nixon and then Reagan. it was widely know than he was a hatchet man and went after their enemies. He also worked for Rudy G when he ran for mayor of NYC. Rupert Murdoch knew very well of the guy and when he wanted to enter the US market with his disinformation channel, he knew exactly who to hire to run it. The rest is history.

We need the next Congress to send the Fairness Doctrine back to President Clinton by the spring of next year. The hate radio has to go away and the lies of FoxNews and others with it. Newspapers need to go back to printing news instead of commentary ad opinion and no single entity can own all the news outlets for an area.

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About tonyt53

62 y/o, in the first 18 y/o that got to vote. Lifelong Democrat that has never missed a general election and very few primary elections.
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