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Saturday, October 22, 2016


Cheeto Jesus' recent rhetoric about rigged elections and a constitutional crisis would fulfill the fantasies of a few of his nutters [followers], who’ve been stockpiling weapons and food as they look forward to what most people would consider a worst-case scenario.

Jim Moseley, a self-described “Christian soldier” from Greenville, South Carolina, is buying extra ammunition and canned goods to prepare for what he believes will be a second civil war, reported The (Toronto) Star.

“Once the trucks stop rolling, the grocery shelves will go empty and gasoline rationing will go into effect,” Moseley wrote in a Facebook message early this week.

The newspaper caught up with Moseley, a 59-year-old retired salesman, earlier this week to discuss Trump’s darkening campaign rhetoric.

It’s clear that, whatever words Trump is using to question the integrity of the election, Moseley and at least some other supporters are interpreting his message as the declaration of a war they’ve been itching to fight.
“Liberals will have targets on their backs, as their behaviors are pretty much evident,” Moseley posted. “Race wars will begin as well, as your skin color will be your uniform!”
It’s not clear, of course, whether any of these lone-wolf patriots will act out their violent fantasies — but election officials in some states aren’t taking any chances.

Denver is requiring its 350 election judges to complete active shooter training ahead of the Nov. 8 election, just in case.

A Republican campaign office in North Carolina was fire-bombed over the weekend in a still-unsolved attack, and a Democratic campaign office in the same county was targeted by vandals on the same day.

Right-wing militias, which have grown dramatically during the presidency of Barack Obama and the concurrent popularity of social media, are using the prospect of a Clinton election win to recruit new members.

Three militia members in Kansas were arrested last week in a plot to bomb an apartment building where Muslim refugees — including dozens of children — live on Nov. 9, both the anniversary of Kristallnacht and the day after Election Day.


Friday, October 21, 2016


Keith Olbermann seemed visibly shaken yesterday after Donald Trump said at the third presidential debate that he might not accept the results of the election.
“It was the first time in American history, through dozens of venomous painful campaigns and a series of impossibly close elections, the first and only time that a candidate of a major party had violated the fundamental precept of our democracy,” Olbermann explained. “It shakes every one of our freedoms, it mocks every dead American soldier, it spits in every sacrifice made under our flag.”
“This time it slipped passed no one. Not the moderator, not Fox News, not even,” he continued. “It was not a flash of anger from a man who gets angry once an hour. It was not another slab of red meat thrown to his crazed supporters. It was not another outrageous statement to throw up against the wall in this cheap reality show version of a presidential campaign. He meant it! He means it!”


Shouting at the camera, Olbermann declared: “Donald Trump is not invested in Democracy! Donald Trump is not invested in our Constitution! Donald Trump is not invested in America! Donald Trump is not invested in preventing people from being killed on the streets after an election like this were a Third World police state!”

“Burn. In. Hell!” the broadcaster yelled.

Olbermann concluded by calling on the Republican Party to force its nominee to withdraw.
“Compel him to withdraw! Now!” Olbermann demanded. “Litigate against him, find enough doctors and have him declared psychiatrically incompetent. At minimum, cut off his funding completely and denounce him in the strongest possible terms because this nightmare, this fascist, this Trump is now your responsibility.”

Roger West

Thursday, October 20, 2016


In a CNN a very contentious CNN panel, analyst Van Jones was given a moment to speak after Trump advocate Kayleigh McEnany attempted to spin Trump’s stunning declaration that he would “Look at it at the time,” when the polls close as to whether he would concede or not.


One thing is clear, if Trump wasn't done prior to the debate, he is now.

Roger West 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


During a telephone interview with CNN”s Don Lemon, billionaire Mark Cuban was asked if he was surprised by all of the women who have come forward to accuse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump of sexually assaulting them.



Tuesday, October 18, 2016


GOP representative Renee Ellmers, a Trump nutter surrogate for Donald Trump, told CNN host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday that it was “not fair” to make her defend the GOP nominee’s claim that U.S. elections were being “rigged” for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

In recent days, Trump has pushed the suggestion that Hillary Clinton will be an illegitimate president if she wins because of “large scale voter fraud,” a claim which experts say is not only preposterous, but it also undermines the democratic system.

Ellmers cried foul on Tuesday when Cuomo asked her about Trump’s remarks.
“We’re talking about the Clintons and we’re talking about Hillary Clinton who is the most corrupt politician to ever run for office,” Ellmers opined. “Ninety-six percent of political contributions have been given to Hillary Clinton from you in the media.”

“Everything you just said has nothing to do with election fraud,” Cuomo pointed out. “There has been a lot of exhaustive research on this. And the idea of widespread fraud in any election, let alone this one, has almost no basis in fact.”
“You are focusing on one area, the democratic system,” Ellmers complained. “That’s not fair! That’s really not what Donald Trump is talking about. He has talked about the rigged media against him… We’re even finding out that the FBI and the State Department was asking for quid pro quo! He is looking at this from a 30,000-foot level. And he is saying when you add it all up, it does amount to fraud.”

“But that’s not election fraud,” Cuomo interrupted. “Don’t undermine the process.”
“What you are doing is you are taking one piece,” the North Carolina Republican replied. “These aren’t individual silos, these aren’t all in a vacuum, they are all cumulative. And they all add up.”
“If you are going to say there’s fraud, you have to prove it,” Cuomo insisted. “This is very dangerous, otherwise, to undermine the election.” 
“No! It’s not very dangerous,” Ellmers remarked. “What’s very dangerous is electing someone like Hillary Clinton behind the backs of the American people. You want proof? I’ll give you proof. I’ll give you proof that this woman is corrupt.” 
“All I’m talking about is the election fraud,” Cuomo shrugged. 
“So, if she’s elected will you have me back afterwards, after there’s proof?” Ellmers pleaded. “It’s the American people that are saying this, the American people think this is a rigged system. So when you criticize, you are criticizing the American people.”


Monday, October 17, 2016


Scottie Nell Hughes suggested on this morning that 1.8 million voters were committing “some sort of fraud” because of outdated voter registrations.

Hughes told CNN host Chris Cuomo that the 2016 election is being fixed in two ways: The media is biased for Hillary Clinton and it is “rigged by the voters on election day.”
“Pew research in 2012 came back and said one in eight voter registrations are inaccurate,” she said. “There is significantly that they’re no longer valuable. That’s 146 million voters in the United States today, 1.8 million has some sort of fraud or has something wrong with their voter registration.”

“The solution?” Hughes added. “Voter ID laws! That’s why the Republicans are pushing so hard for it.”
While the Pew Center on the States did publish a paper on the voter registration system in 2012, Hughes grossly misstated its findings.

The research found that 24 million registrations were “significantly inaccurate,” and that 1.8 million deceased voters were listed on the rolls. Pew did not, however, find that incorrect registration information amounted to “voter fraud.”

Hughes also noted that the purpose of ginning up fears of a rigged election “was all about who’s going to turn their people out to the polls.”
“The Clinton camp has one way of doing it, on strategy,” she opined. “The Trump camp is saying, you have to turn out, there’s no way you can just stay home this year if you want to see a Republican take over the White House.”
In 2014, Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt examined voting data and found just 31 legitimate cases of fraud in over 1 billion votes cast.

[h/t rawstory]


Sunday, October 16, 2016



Ive been saying it for months, and now a video from Media Matters [Carlos Maza] titled, “CNN has a Trump surrogate problem” is here for all to see in all its glory of just how fucked up a Trump surrogate is. Maza, who vivaciously scorches the “Trump Liars Club” pointing to their derelict in honesty and failing to uphold journalistic integrity in the process.

The foursome of bloviated idiots are — Jeffrey Lord, Kayleigh McEnany, Scottie Nell Hughes and Cory Lewandowski — can be seen nightly mingling alongside ordinary, educated well read people of both parties on CNN. The foursome go about their duty of defending whatever putrid, disgusting thing Fuckface Von Clownstick has said or done in the previous 24 hours.


“At first glance, this seems harmless enough,” Maza said. “Need to show both sides, fair and balanced, yadda yadda yadda, we get it.”
“But these aren't normal political commentators,” he continued. “They are professional bullshit artists. They argue in circles, they change the subject” and use any tactic they can to “bring the segment to a screeching, unwatchable halt.”
In the end, the commentators set up to argue against these appalling liars are all either “tearing out their hair” or “just kind of blankly staring at the camera” in numb, shocked horror and disbelief.

Lewandowski, he said, has appeared as a “political commentator” on CNN" - all while pulling down paychecks from Donald Trump simultaneously, yet no one seems to find this a problem.

At the Media Matters website, Maza has details of the non-disparagement agreement Lewandowski signed as part of his contract with Trump that forbids him from saying anything negative about Donald Trump on the air even if he wants to.

Maza went on to say:
 "But don’t be mad at these four sad, morally bankrupt wind-socks who will defend any and every contemptible thing their candidate does..........“Be mad at CNN,” because what’s happening underneath all of this is that people are being “desensitized to bullshit.”
“It sets a dangerous precedent for all of us,” he said.
When I think of #basketsofdeporables, Nell Hughes, McEnany, Lord, and Lewandowski are at the forefront.

Roger West

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Last night Bill Maher lamented the fact that, even if Trump doesn't become president, we live in a country where nearly half the people think he should be.


Roger West

Friday, October 14, 2016


Jake Tapper yesterday asked Cheeto Jesus surrogate Kayleigh McEnany how it is that she and the Trump campaign can attack Trump’s accusers but not accusers of former President Bill Clinton.
“Every person who accuses of sexual assault should be heard and so should every person accused should be heard,” McEnany said, then saying that many of these accusations against Trump . But in the next breath, she said, “There are a lot of reasons, the facts that lead us to question these accusations.”

Tapper, showing frustration with McEnany:
“Kayleigh, I have to say, because we had a conversation on Sunday during the debate after Mr. Trump brought out the three women who have accused Bill Clinton, two of them of sexual assault and one of them of rape. And you didn’t go into detail questioning their accounts,” he said. “One of them signed an affidavit saying that there had not been any nonconsensual sex and then recanted it. You didn’t have a problem with that inconsistency. One of them didn’t report the alleged incidents to police. You didn’t have an incident with my question is why do you have a that. Different standard for Mr. Trump’s accusers than you do for Mr. Clinton’s accusers?”
“I certainly don’t,” McEnany claimed. “These women did wait to come out with their stories.” In truth, many of women did come forward with their stories prior to the election, in some cases with a civil suit against Mr. Trump that he settled out of court.
“Many victims of sexual assault do wait,” she continued. “These women didn’t take their stories and splash them over the New York Times before an election.” In truth, many of these women did do exactly that during Bill Clinton’s campaigns in Arkansas and for the presidency in 1992. “They took them, at least two, to a court of law, to a lawyer, an attorney, as they should have done.”

Roger West

Thursday, October 13, 2016



As multiple woman come out of the woods saying Trump is indeed the sexual predator that we all thought he was - with his campaign in a death spiral ever since the infamous “pussy grab” video leaked — and at least one GOP strategist thinks he’s trying to drag the rest of the country down with him.

Appearing on MSNBC Wednesday, longtime GOP strategist and former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt compared Trump right now to Japanese kamikaze pilots at the end of World War II who launched desperate attacks aimed solely at causing as much damage as they could with limited resources.


“I think it’s a signal of desperation in the campaign, and he is advised by people who largely come out of the world of Clinton conspiracy theories and they’ve made a decision that they want to run their fantasy campaign targeting the Clintons in the way that they are,” Schmidt told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle. “At the end of World War II, the Japanese launched kamikaze attacks using fully loaded manned aircraft with bombs and gasoline to fly into and crash into allied planes, into American ships.”
Schmidt then went on to note that while those attacks caused a lot of destruction, they didn’t affect the final outcome of the war — just as Trump’s suicide attacks won’t alter the outcome of the election.

That said, he also believes that Trump’s horrific campaign will leave a permanent stain on civic life in the United States that it will take a long time to get over.
“While this race is a grotesquery, it is a stain on our civic life and it is something the country will have to recover from,” he said.
There are very few republicans who will admit the reality of their destiny, Schmidt is one and I applaud him for speaking out against - what has to be a trying time for the strategist.

Roger West

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


On CNN last night, several panelists on Don Lemon’s show rolled their eyes when Trump advocate Kayliegh McEnany attempted to say that the candidate had prayed his “grabbing a woman’s p*ssy” comments away and it was time to move on.

After guest Maria Cardona pointed out that the GOP presidential nominee has yet to make an unconditional apology, McEnany took offense — then played the Jesus card.
“We can all stand here in judgment and say he didn’t apologize when in fact he did five times now, and it was heartfelt,” she frantically explained. “And Dr. Ben Carson came out today and he said, ‘I saw him pray for forgiveness before the debate.’ You have James Dobson saying he’s a recent Christian and recently accepted Christ into his life. You have Sam Clovis, his co-campaign chair, saying he’s a witness to his faith conversion. This is someone who is a changed person, and he’s apologized for it. I’m not going to stand in judgment. On the is panel, we can be self-righteous or we can forgive.”


Given a chance to respond, former Bernie Sanders campaign spokesperson Symone Sanders — who grimaced through McEnany’s ‘holier than thou spiel’ — had a few things to say.
“First of all, Donald Trump only apologized because the tape came out and people found out he was saying it,” she began. “Let’s not forget that he led with, ‘These are just words.’ Well, words have power, first of all. Secondly, these aren’t just words. He described predatory sexual behavior that women all across this county can identify with.”
“Let’s not bring Jesus down on into the gutter where Donald Trump and his thugs are,” she continued. “Let’s leave the Lord out of this one. I think Donald Trump definitely has to own up to these actions and he’s not helping himself or the party.”


Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Ana Navarro has been torching Scottie Nell Hughes on CNN. Hughes the light headed Trump nutter offered up a freakish defense of the GOP nominee describing grabbing an unsuspecting woman’s “pussy” — which Navarro promptly hit out of the park with a brilliant comeback.

Host Anderson Cooper asked Hughes about Trump’s grotesque description of sexually assaulting women, saying, “Let me ask you about that. Where have we made it okay to talk like that?”


According to Hughes, a popular erotic book is to blame.
“Unfortunately, we’ve made that to be a culture, a “50 Shades of Grey” culture in today’s society,” Hughes responded. “Men can talk like that. There’s nobody on that bus, as we’ve seen today, with someone [Billy Bush] losing their job over being suspended. 80 million copies of “50 Shades of Grey” was sold. “Magic Mike” was one of the most popular movies.”
“I didn't read the book but I assume that was a consensual relationship, ” Cooper admitted.
“No, it was not all the time,” Hughes shot back. “The things that were done were not. You look at the vampire trilogy, pop culture itself has become very stretched in these areas. This is just a part of it, if you read anything from Sports Illustrated to Playboys, sex, unfortunately, sells.”

Hughes added that it makes her “crazy ” when she hears women talk to other women using foul language.

When it was Navarro's chance to respond, she was fit and ready to lambast the shameful nutter.
“It makes you angry except when the person running for president of the united states says it,” Navarro began. “Let me tell you something, everything you just said is 50 shades of crazy! To compare running for president to an erotic film or erotic movie, an erotic novel, it’s crazy. If he wants to be held to that standard, great, then go write” The Art of the Groping.” But if you are running for president of the United States, you are a role model. You’re a role model for children like your daughter who you keep quoting. You’re a role model for all Americans. you’re held to a higher standard, you should not be behaving like if you are in a locker room. You should be behaving like if you are in the Oval Office.”
When it comes to either Nell Hughes or Kayleigh McEnany, the term useful idiots comes to mind. Trump and his band of deplorables are in scorched earth mode, what ever he utters, these ladies will gobble up like a pig eating shit - defending him no matter how grotesque, vile or putrid. In thirty days, Fuckface Von Clownstick will be nothing but a horrible memory, as for Nell Hughes and McEnany, they'll have to quantify for a very long time - their support of Satan's spawn.

I am not a big fan of any conservative, but at least Steven Schmidt and Ana Navarro are honest and living outside the wing nut bubble.

Roger West

Monday, October 10, 2016


One of the most confounding moments from Sunday night’s presidential debate was Republican nominee Donald Trump’s threat to “have a special prosecutor” investigate Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and jail her.
CNN’s Dana Bash said after the debate, “Okay, not to sound too corny, but what makes this country different from countries that have dictators in Africa or Stalin or Hitler or any of those countries with dictators and totalitarian leaders is that when they took over, they put their opponents in jail.”

“To hear one presidential candidate say — even if it was a flip comment, which it was — ‘You’re gonna be in jail’ to another presidential candidate on the debate state in the United States of America? Stunning, just stunning.”
Former Attorney General Eric Holder responded angrily on Twitter, writing, “In the USA we do not threaten to jail political opponents. @realDonaldTrump said he would. He is promising to abuse the power of the office.”

Roger West

Sunday, October 9, 2016



Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) interrupts an encore presentation of the vice presidential debate between Tim Kaine (Mikey Day) and Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) to address the vulgar putrid comments he made in 2005.


I've never respected De Niro more!

Roger West

Saturday, October 8, 2016


Donald J. Trump is a shit stain, I've been writing about it for 12 months. Trump's words are not just banter in the locker room. Grabbing pussy unsolicited is sexual assault.

Scottie Nell Hughes, an extreme nutter surrogate for Cheeto Jesus on CNN said: "women won't care about Trump's pussy grabbing comment." If women don't care, this is a problem which is much larger than the sexual deviant grabbing pussy.

The reality is, Trump is a sexual predator, always has been, the video only confirms what many have been saying for years.

Trump is Satan's spawn, he is Unfit, unqualified, undisciplined, undignified, unstable, uncivilized, unacceptable, uninformed, unkind, unwell, unreliable, un-suited and unreasonable.

In this instance, it looks as though the GOP pond scum has risen to the top. Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Sean Hannity, you own this pussy grabbing monster. It's really only fitting, that a campaign, which started accusing Mexicans of being rapists, ends with the world knowing who the rapist was all along.
Mathew 15:18 of the Bible says: But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a man.

Roger West

Thursday, October 6, 2016


Cheeto Jesus in a town-hall last night said as many as 70 percent of federal agency regulations could be eliminated if he is elected in November, just hours after an adviser said the candidate would seek to cut 10 percent.

Trump, who blamed regulations for stifling business, told a crowd at a town hall event in New Hampshire on Thursday night that regulations for the environment and safety would remain.
“We are cutting the regulation at a tremendous clip. I would say 70 percent of regulations can go,” Trump said. “It’s just stopping businesses from growing.”
Earlier in the day during an online discussion with Reuters, Trump campaign adviser Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier who has raised campaign money for Trump, said Trump would eliminate 10 percent of regulations.
“We need regulation but immediately every agency will be asked to rate the importance of their regulations and we will push to remove 10 percent of the least important,” he said.
Another Trump campaign adviser reached by Reuters confirmed the 10 percent regulatory cut was part of their economic plan.

Jeff Holmstead, a former assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency under George W. Bush’s presidency, said the goal was hard to comprehend.
“You could reduce the number of regulations by 10 percent without accomplishing very much,” he said.
He added it would make more sense for Trump to try to reduce the cost of regulatory compliance by 10 percent.
“I think it probably would be possible for a new administration to make changes that would reduce the cost of these programs by at least 10 percent while still maintaining essentially the same level of environmental protection,” he said.
Officials at the EPA and the U.S. Department of the Interior declined to comment, citing internal policies.

Scaramucci also said that Trump, a fierce critic of the Federal Reserve, would probably get along well with Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

Trump has repeatedly accused the Fed of serving as a political arm of the Obama White House. He says Yellen has put off raising interest rates in order to let President Barack Obama end his term in January without the economic shock that a rise in interest rates might entail.

Scaramucci, a founder of SkyBridge Capital, joined Reuters Global Markets Forum to discuss his views of the campaign. He said Trump would strive for a better balance in federal regulations.

Scaramucci was not as dismissive of Yellen as Trump is, saying he believes the New York property developer would warm to her eventually.
“There are many well-qualified candidates but I think Mr. Trump has to spend some time with chairwoman Yellen. I think knowing what I know about his personality he will like her,” he said.
Trump would seek to streamline regulations as a way to generate economic growth and help the flow of capital, the adviser said. Trump has specifically singled out the energy industry as an area that he would look at for reducing regulations.
“Wall Street is not the devil,” said Scaramucci. “In fact we are at our best when (there) is harmony between Main Street and Wall Street and we hope to restore that.”
Scaramucci singled out several areas that Trump would look to for reforms:

–Labor Department rules expanding the fiduciary standard for financial brokers who sell retirement products would likely be stopped.

–Legislation similar to the former Glass-Steagall Act that limited the banking industry would be on the table for review.

— The Dodd-Frank banking reforms that emerged from the Great Recession of 2008-09 will be reviewed and “the worst anti-business parts of it will be gutted.”

— The Volcker rule will be adjusted. Named after former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, it is part of the sweeping 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law. It aims to reduce risk-taking by preventing banks from using their own capital to make speculative bets.

[h/t Reuters]



A once Orange Hitler campaign adviser tried to tell Republican Ana Navarro how upset he felt about her calling Donald Trump a racist — and she proceeded to rain the wrath of hell on him.

During a panel on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo said it was “outrageous” that Navarro would accuse Donald Trump of attacking Mexicans from the very first day of his campaign.


Navarro then pointed out that Trump not only accused the Mexican government of intentionally sending “rapists” into the United States, but he also said that Judge Gonzalo Curiel was unqualified to oversee the case against Trump University because of his “Mexican” heritage.

Caputo didn't back down, however.
“Ana, for you to sit here and call Donald Trump a flat-out racist is outrageous,” he said.
“Well let me do it again, and let me do it in two languages,” she shot back. “Es un racista — he is a flat-out racist, and it’s what he’s played on for 16 months. He is a bigot, he is a racist, he is a misogynist. He has said horrible things about women. He has said horrible things about immigrants, about Hispanics. He has yet to say one good thing about immigrants, and for your to shake your head and tell me that I’m the outrageous one, that’s what outrages me.”
As Navaro spoke, Caputo was left defenseless and could only rolls his eyes. Typical of one who is left defending a shit stain racist.

Roger West

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Kate Bolduan laughed out loud in Tuesday’s pre-debate panel discussion, when Donald Trump surrogate AndrĂ© Bauer tried to claim that Trump actually pays millions in taxes.
“Number one, Donald Trump pays more in taxes in one year than most people pay in a lifetime,” Bauer claimed, before the panel erupted screaming foul. Trump should pay a lot in federal income tax, but he doesn’t. For most people, when you have a lot of money, you generally pay a larger percentage in taxes. If Trump only earned poverty wages, he would pay less in taxes. As it currently stands, Trump appears to pay little to nothing in federal income taxes if the forms are any indication.
“When people say he didn’t pay tax, that’s not true. He pays hundreds of millions of dollars,” Bauer continued.
“You think that issue is a winning argument?” Bolduan asked.
“Absolutely,” Bauer argued. “Number one, you say 22,000-plus people currently employed by Donald Trump. Over $9.5 billion in annual revenues. So there’s a lot of people that may say you say he’s not paying income taxes but I have a job because of him. Everybody has down years. For Hillary Clinton to talk about what kind of business man is he, she wrote off $700,000 and all she does is give political speeches.

So, no, she doesn’t know what it’s like to have things you can appreciate. To say he wrote off 18 years is incorrect. That’s what, by law, he has. That’s how long he has to use that write-off. That’s not what he wrote off. This is totally a misnomer. It’s the media not clearly stating what’s happening.”


“We would love to know exactly,” Bolduan noted about Trump’s taxes.
Matt Schlapp wondered how Clinton was able to go from poverty after leaving the White House to being a millionaire while serving in public office. Clinton files her tax returns jointly with her husband former President Bill Clinton. After leaving the White House, while his wife was in the Senate, Clinton toured the country doing paid speeches and also published an autobiography. The book My Life led the bestseller list for quite awhile and Clinton was given a record-breaking advance for over $10 million.

Former Bernie Sanders press secretary Symone Sanders broke in trying to be a voice of reason, “The story here is the Republican nominee for president has gamed the tax system, gloated about it in the first presidential debate and is now out here actively trying to spin it into something good for the American people.”

Clinton surrogate Bakari Sellers brought up the charitable giving for the candidates. Bauer tried to make it a big deal that the Clintons give to their own foundation, but that is a double edge sword as Trump hasn’t donated to his foundation since 2008.Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold is still searching for any charity that has received any donations from Trump, so far he hasn’t found any.
“I love hearing Matt and Andre spin themselves about this,” Sellers grinned. “Because the fact is if Donald Trump was making all of this money, why is he stiffing the contractors who worked every single day?”
Bauer got a little unruly and Bolduan shouted his name several times before resorting to to holding her arms out to stop everyone from speaking.

[h/t the raw story]


Monday, October 3, 2016


Charles Blow, a New York Times columnist unloaded on Orange Hitler as an immature and dangerous man who should be too ashamed to show his face in public.
“Donald Trump is a domestic terrorist; only his form of terror doesn’t boil down to blowing things up,” Blow wrote in a column published Monday morning. “He’s the 70-year-old toddler who knows nearly nothing, hurls insults, has simplistic solutions for complex problems and is quick to throw a tantrum. Also, in case you didn’t know it, this toddler is mean to girls and is a bit of a bigot.”
Blow’s comparison echoed remarks made Sunday night by HBO’s John Oliver, who called Trump “incoherent” and compared him to a “racist toddler coming out of dental surgery.”

But the columnist went even further, attacking the Republican presidential nominee’s principles, integrity and personality.
“It isn’t so much that he is a strict disciple of radical ideology, but rather that he is devoid of fixed principles, willing to do anything and everything to gain fame, fortune and power,” Blow wrote. “He has an endless, consuming need for perpetual affirmation. This is a bully who just wants to be liked, a man-boy nursing a nagging internal emptiness.”
“He’s fickle and spoiled and rotten,” he added.
Blow catalogued some of Trump’s worst offenses from just the past week and deemed him dangerously unfit for the presidency.
“He shouldn’t be ushered into the White House; he should be laughed into hiding,” Blow wrote. “His querulous nature shouldn’t be coddled; it should be crushed.”
“America is in need of a leader, not a puerile, sophomoric sniveler who is too easily baited and grossly ill-behaved,” he added. “Go to your gilded room, Donald. The adults need to pick a president.”

Roger West

Sunday, October 2, 2016


SNL has been promising a major portrayal of Cheeto Jesus all week. They did not disappoint.

Actor Alec Baldwin has been brought on to portray Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump until the November elections at the urging of former cast member Tina Fey, according to USA Today.
“She said, ‘You know who would be a great Trump is Alec!'” executive producer Lorne Michaels recalls. “I talked to Alec, who was finishing a movie, he was getting ready to have a baby — it couldn’t have been worse timing. But, slowly, the idea grew on me. People on the show liked it, and I thought he’d be great with Kate,” he said referencing Kate McKinnon, who plays Hillary Clinton.


Baldwin donned Don’s signature hair, pasted on some fuzzy eyebrows and pursed his lower lip and he was ready to go. Kate McKinnon came out coughing in a pantsuit and fell over doing a summersault like Willie Wonka.
“Good evening America,” Baldwin said as Trump. “I’m going to be so good tonight. I’m going to be so calm and so presidential that all of you watching are going to cream your jeans.”
At one point Baldwin refers to moderator Lester Holt as “jazz man” and perfectly pronounced China the way Trump often does. He then quickly takes credit for already winning the debate, “If Hillary knew how, she would have done it already. Period. End of story. I won the debate. I stayed calm. Just like I promised. And it is over.”

Holt then told him he couldn't leave because it was a 90-minute debate.
“My microphone is broken,” Baldwin as Trump said, looking panicked. “She broke it with Obama. She and Obama stole my microphone and took it to Kenya and they broke it and now it’s broken.”
He then starts sniffling and pretends like it’s someone else before ultimately blaming it on Clinton. “She’s been sniffling all night.”
“Secretary Clinton, what do you think about that,” Holt asks.
“I think I’m going to be president,” McKinnon said.

When given time to respond McKinnon said, “Oh, its ok, he can have mine.”

“The thing about the blacks is that they’re killing each other,” Baldwin as Trump said. He then went on to claim all of the blacks live on one street in Chicago and are shooting each other while McKinnon as Clinton stood aghast.

The Alicia Machado issue came up and Trump quickly turned his attention to calling Rosie O’Donnell names. McKinnon as Clinton began to cry because the debate was going so well.

Roger West