Republican Convention, Night Four

But here, at our convention, there will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else. After hearing that speech I need a shower. Despite Trump’s claim up there, there were a lot of lies told in that speech (this site enumerates some 21), but more than that there …

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Republican Convention, Night Three

I despise this man wholeheartedly anyway, but I surely think he deserved what he got when he refused to endorse Trump at the Party’s Convention. Representative Peter King’s response was probably typical: “He’s a fraud, he’s a liar, he’s self-centered and disqualified himself from ever being considered for president of the United States,” King said. …

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Republican Convention, Night Two

Tuesday was “Make America Work Again” day at the Republican National Convention, which also happened to coincide with the party formally nominating Donald Trump as its nominee. But neither jobs nor Trump got much attention as a grab bag of Republican headliners Tuesday spent most of their time demonizing Hillary Clinton and talking about themselves …

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60 Minutes does Trumpence

That was painful to watch and listen to. Trump’s ego was on full display (quelle surprise!), and he interrupted and rolled over both his VP candidate and his interviewer constantly. There were half-a-dozen really uncomfortable moments in there, or they’d be uncomfortable if the candidate were a normal sensitive human being. Remember how he’s lambasted …

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Puzzled I was once I saw Pence

We saw Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey all but polishing Trump’s shoes in his attempt to be named the VP on the Republican ticket. We saw Newt Gingrich demonstrating his attack dog skills (loyalty oaths for Muslims, forsooth!) in hopes he’d get the VP nod. Frankly, neither of those things surprised me, considering the …

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Take a T and a P

Man, even the very conservative magazine The Federalist, or at least its managing editor, doesn’t like Mike Pence. Not for the reasons most decent people do, though. Nope, because he expanded Medicaid as part of complying with Obamacare and he did it the wrong way. Here’s how the people who write that magazine think: …suffice …

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Colorado Senate race

The Republicans only have two Senate races this fall in which it’s deemed possible they could unseat the incumbent. One of them is in Colorado, where Michael Bennet is finishing up his first term. Today the state had a primary in which the Republicans fielded five candidates, and the guy with the least money won. …

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Historical mistakes

I am trying to figure out whether Cameron calling for the Brexit referendum was even more stupid than Hitler invading Russia or Tojo bombing Pearl Harbor. The latter two events eventually destroyed the countries which perpetrated the deeds, and it’s beginning to look as though the UK may break up into its respective parts. Scotland, …

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Banish complacency, Democrats

After the Leave faction in the UK won an astonishing victory in a referendum which asked whether Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland should leave the European Union, Americans should be forewarned. Many of the sentiments which drive Trump’s voters are the same ones which drove the Leavers to win. Foremost among those sentiments in …

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Run, Marco, run!

Headline: “Marco Rubio Suggests He’s Reconsidering Leaving Senate” Well, of course. It’s a guaranteed $174,000 salary every year, and while he stopped showing up for work (remember that Trump among other of his opponents made hay talking about all his missed votes during the primary campaign) he didn’t stop getting paid. In the past, including …

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