Going Nuclear

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From Infidel753:

During yesterday’s discussion on the right-wing site Race42016, there was an exchange on the subject of nuclear weapons and Trump’s temperamental fitness to be given control of them. The point was raised that, since Trump is so chummy with Putin, he’d be unlikely to attack Russia. I responded:

Trump is very erratic and mercurial. If he were President for four years there would be plenty of opportunities for him to have a falling-out with Putin. His judgments of individuals can change in a flash based on how he perceives their attitude toward him. A clash with Russia couldn’t be ruled out.

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Hypocrite Trump Destroyed E-Mails Requested By Courts

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From Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger:

Donald Trump has to be the king of all hypocrites. He has incessantly accused Hillary Clinton of destroying e-mails, and suggested that she broke the law by doing that and is unqualified to be president because of it.

But what he won’t tell you is that he has a long history (since at least 1973) of destroying e-mails requested by courts and legal opponents. Here is some of what Newsweek has found:

Over the course of decades, Donald Trump’s companies have systematically destroyed or hidden thousands of emails, digital records and paper documents demanded in official proceedings, often in defiance of court orders. These tactics—exposed by a Newsweek review of thousands of pages of court filings, judicial orders and affidavits from an array of court cases—have enraged judges, prosecutors, opposing lawyers and the many ordinary citizens entangled in litigation with Trump. In each instance, Trump and entities he controlled also erected numerous hurdles that made lawsuits drag on for years, forcing courtroom opponents to spend huge sums of money in legal fees as they struggled—sometimes in vain—to obtain records.

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Facts Are Biased?

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From Max’s Dad:

I know everybody has had it. Enough! But I havent HAD it with “both sides” as the media tries to say. The media, the people who bend over backwards to appear “fair” so as not to offend a particular section of society. Those sensitive souls who love their Jesus and guns and believe the lies of a thuggish brute con artist. The people who think the media is biased against them because an opportunistic political party, fast losing its grip on a growing diverse America, came up with the myth years and years ago. When we lie, which is a lot, and a media calls us on it. It is BIAS. LIBERAL BIAS. Yeah thats it! It works with a lazy society. A bunch of people also losing grip, powerless people, buy it because what other choice do they have? Things not going your way? Bias. Like every sports fanatic out there. My team got screwed!

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State of the 2016 Goat Rodeo: Reserved, But Optimistic

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From tengrain at Mock Paper Scissors:

Let’s reflect on this:

Thousands of early voters in Nevada — mostly Latino, mostly Democrats — lined up for hours to vote. The polling places had to stay open late to accommodate the people in line. It’s encouraging. Mucho Gracias!

My shorthand description of the 2016 Goat Rodeo has been that it will be decided by Women, of Color (all women, and all people of color), and I think it is still true; it’s Trump’s worst nightmare.

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Electoral College Watch –
What Matters Now – Character

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From Last Of The Millenniums:

Predict Wise has Hillary at 84% chance of winning.
Trump 16% chance of winning.

Policy doesn’t matter.

The only thing that matters to voters now is character. Who do you want sitting in the Oval Office if…….

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Trump Lies: GOP, Not Clinton, Demands Cuts to Soc Sec, Medicare

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From Jon Perr at PERRspectives:

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has lied about almost everything in this election. But among his most insidious falsehoods is this. Hillary Clinton, Trump declared in Florida two weeks ago, “is going to cut your Social Security and your Medicare.” As he put it a rally in Pennsylvania last month:

She wants to knock the hell out of your Social Security. She wants to knock the hell out of your Medicare and Medicaid. And I am going to save them.

Now, there are two big problems with The Donald’s deception. For starters, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic platform alike have both insisted on no benefit cuts to Medicare and Social Security. In fact, in their final debate Trump called Clinton “such a nasty woman” after she explained “My Social Security payroll contribution will go up as will Donald’s, assuming he can’t figure out how to get out of it.” But just as embarrassing to Trump is the actual truth that his Republican Party has demanded reductions to both programs for tens of millions of American seniors.

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Who are the Grown Ups Here?

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From PZ Myers at Pharyngula:

Wow. You’ve probably heard about the Harvard men’s soccer team scandal — they’ve been compiling a yearly “scouting report” of the women’s soccer team, rating each team member’s appearance and speculating about their sexual preferences and other such juvenile shit. They ought to be deeply embarrassed. Their team has been suspended, which is an appropriate step, although if it keeps up it ought to be just completely shut down, but I doubt that the boys who thought such nonsense was funny are at all ashamed.

But then you need to read the response by Kelsey Clayman, Brooke Dickens, Alika Keene, Emily Mosbacher, Lauren Varela, and Haley Washburn, members of the women’s soccer team.

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Leaking

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From Iron Knee at Political Irony:

The Atlantic has a short, concise summary of what is going on with the FBI. You should read it.

Basically, anti-Clinton insiders at the FBI, with help from the Trump campaign — including Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon — leaked information saying that an investigation into the Clinton Foundation was likely to lead to an indictment. That information is now known to be false, and even Fox News apologized on-air for spreading it.

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Trumpster Gov Nathan Deal Knows about ‘Colored People’

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From Frances Langum at Crooks and Liars:

Nathan, Nathan, Nathan. Didn’t your mama teach you we say “African Americans” OUTSIDE the White trash barn?

Republican Georgia Governor and Trump supporter (of course) Nathan Deal gave a speech in which he said this:

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