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Trump's Energy Proposals "Like an Old Snake Oil Salesman"

I have long used as an example of Donald Trump's con to the coal miners of this country as a scam. Being in favor of fracking and coal are contradictory positions. Cleaner, cheaper natural gas has replaced coal as the chosen fuel for our generators. Trump wants to increase natural gas production, which reduces our dependence of coal. But, he's fooled the miners who hold the signs that say "Trump Digs Coal". Trump has played these gullible workers as fools.

Now, an article appears in the Guardian that has industry experts saying the same thing. Trump is not a fool, he just thinks the rest of us are.

<snip>Other analysts concur. “Donald Trump’s promise to revive the US coal sector can only be realized by reining in hydraulic fracking,” said Jerry Taylor, the president of libertarian thinktank the Niskanen Center.

“That’s because low-cost natural gas (courtesy of fracking) has done far more to shut down coal-fired power plants and, correspondingly, reduce demand for US coal than has EPA regulations. Given that he promises exactly the opposite — moving heaven and earth to increase US natural gas production — Trump’s promises are empty.”<snip>

<snip>Ex-Conoco Phillips lobbyist Don Duncan compared Trump’s energy proposals to those of an “old snake oil salesman,” saying: “Trump’s energy cures are based on a lot of numbers that clash with energy industry data and scientific studies.”

Trump’s penchant for ignoring facts and hard evidence is also underscored by his attacks on global warming and the Paris accords. <snip>

Link to Article:

The Gore 2000 Analogy to Trump 2016 is a False One

What Donald Trump has said, unambiguously, is that the entire democratic process is "rigged" and the results will be wrong. The fix is in and the outcome predetermined (unless he wins)

His surrogates, especially Kelly Anne Conway, point to Al Gores's dispute in 2000 as evidence that a candidate has to hold out their acceptance of the outcome and validation of the election.

Here's the major difference. Al Gore's recount was part of the process. Any state can be recounted, especially if it's within a state's legal percentage for an automatic recount (usually a half of a percent). Gore's lack of a concession before the Supreme Court decision in December was part of the process. No one is saying that any candidate for any office doesn't have the right to recount and validate votes in a close election. The process has laws and contingencies for that possibility. That's not what Trump is saying or implying. He's saying the fix is already in.

Let's use an NFL Football game analogy. The ruling on the field is a fumble by the offense, but it's a close call. That's like a state showing initial results that has candidate "A" with a half point lead over candidate "B". In the football analogy, we go to the video tape. In the political analogy, we go to a recount. That final result, either the ruling of the field stands or it is overturned, or the state validates or changes the winner after the recount. Both are part of the rules or laws. Whatever that decision, whether you like it or not, it is part of the process and proves that there is no fix in either case.

What Trump is doing is saying that the election (or game) is fixed, prior to the actual event. That the outcome is suspect, regardless of the calls on the field or their verification.

In the football analogy, the accusation would call into question the very integrity of the game. In Trump's instance, he calls into question the validity of American democracy, and to our country itself.

Mr. Trump, Do You Still Believe that Raphael Cruz was Involved in the JFK Assisnation?

That's a debate question for him.

Have we forgotten all the moronic accusations this flaming asshole has made this year?

President? I don't know another human being as disgusting as Donald Trump.

Sometimes, Hillary Clinton Might Rub People the Wrong Way......

.....However, in Hillary's case it's just a figure of speech. In Donald Trump's case, it's literal.

Wrong Track Numbers are Being Misinterpreted by Pundits

I can't count how many times political pundits and pollsters keep referring to this election as a "change" election because the polls show that 70% of Americans think the country is on the wrong track (or going in the wrong direction).

The 70% part is accurate, but who's to blame?

In the same polls, 53% of the people approve of the job Democratic President Obama is doing (43% disapprove) +10.

The same polls shows that the Republican Congress has an approval rating of just 18% (79% disapprove). -61

Wouldn't you think that these polls indicate who the people blame for that wrong direction?


Trump Supporters Talk of Rebellion and Assasssination at Rallies---Boston Globe

<snip>And if Trump doesn’t win, some are even openly talking about violent rebellion and assassination, as fantastical and unhinged as that may seem.<snip>

<snip>“If she’s in office, I hope we can start a coup. She should be in prison or shot. That’s how I feel about it,” Dan Bowman, a 50-year-old contractor, said of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. “We’re going to have a revolution and take them out of office if that’s what it takes. There’s going to be a lot of bloodshed. But that’s what it’s going to take. . . . I would do whatever I can for my country.”<snip>

Dear Mr. Dan Bowman, please leave the light on at the front porch. I believe you'll be getting a visit from the authorities tonight. WHAT A FUCKING DOPE YOU ARE.


LA Times Polling Averages Distorted Toward Trump by One 19 Year Old Man in Illinois

<snip> A lone 19-year-old black man in Illinois is single-handedly (and unknowingly) changing the standings of the presidential election, The New York Times has found. Due to the 19-year-old Trump supporter's inordinate weight in a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak panel, his poll answers are directly affecting national averages, like the one compiled by RealClearPolitics. <snip>


Link to NY Times:

Brand New Video of Trump in Sexual Misconduct on Tape in 2000

If I didn't see this with my own eyes, I wouldn't believe it.

It's a 30 second ad all by itself.

Trump Concedes That There are More Damaging Tapes of Him

In this article, complete with Donald Trump's quotes, he concedes that there are more videos that are damaging to him. This may confirm the existence of the rumored "Apprentice Show" edited, backroom tape in which Donald used the N word.

<snip>Though Clinton’s campaign has denied any involvement in leaking the “Access Hollywood” clip that has dogged Trump’s campaign all weekend and prompted an exodus of support from prominent Republicans, Trump said more such releases will come at a risk for the Clintons — he cast Bill Clinton as a predator Monday and Hillary Clinton as a “total hypocrite” who enabled him to hurt more women.

“If they wanna release more tapes saying inappropriate things, we’ll continue to talk about Bill and Hillary Clinton doing inappropriate things,” Trump said. “There are so many of them, folks.” <snip>

On Edit: If he didn't commit any other inappropriate acts or make any other shocking statements, why would Trump have to make these threats?


Q: Secretary Clinton, can you name one thing that both you and Donald Trump have in common?

A: Yes, we both dye our hair.
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