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Stephen Colbert Hammers Donald Trump for Birther Lies: ‘We’re Not Crazy!’

Stephen Colbert Hammers Donald Trump for Birther Lies: ‘We’re Not Crazy!’
The ‘Late Show’ host dismantles Donald Trump’s pathetic attempt to close the book on birtherism


Finally, replaying Trump’s comments that Obama was “born in the United States, period,” Colbert shot back, “No! Not period. Question mark. Fuck you, exclamation point!” (Notably, Seth Meyers made the exact same joke in a clip from tonight’s show.)

“You don’t get to flog this issue for five years and then act like you’re correcting everybody else!” Colbert exclaimed, getting more heated than usual. “We’re not crazy, we were there. We all saw you do it. Even the people who support you saw you do it, it’s why they support you!”

As for the $5 million dollar donation Trump once promised Obama if he could definitively prove his citizenship, the host added, “He’s probably waiting on that check right now, you know, like most of your contractors.”
“So, Mr. Trump, now's your chance to put your money where your mouth is,” Colbert said, “or, barring that, there's always my balls.”

This was the toughest Colbert has been on Trump in months. It’s almost as if he watched Jimmy Fallon fawn all over the candidate last week and felt the need to correct the record.



VIDEO & MORE:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/19/stephen-colbert-hammers-donald-trump-for-birther-lies-we-re-not-crazy.html

NASCAR hit with $500 million racial discrimination lawsuit for keeping black-owned teams out of race

NASCAR was hit with a $500 million lawsuit accusing the auto racing body of racial discrimination for preventing black-owned teams and drivers from competing, including in the Sprint Cup Series.

Terrance Cox and his company, Diversity Motorsports Racing LLC, filed a lawsuit late on Friday in U.S. district court in Manhattan against NASCAR, its parent company, International Speedway Corp, and 18 teams, according to court records.

The plaintiffs are also seeking an injunction requiring the defendants to “fully integrate the African-American community.”

In a statement, NASCAR said the lawsuit has no merit.

“Diversity both on and off the track continues to be a top priority for NASCAR and its stakeholders,” the organization said. “We stand behind our actions, and will not let a publicity-seeking legal action deter us from our mission.”




MORE:
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/nascar-hit-with-500-million-racial-discrimination-lawsuit-for-keeping-black-owned-teams-out-of-races/

There’s No Debate - BY BILL MOYERS

The candidates and the media have thoroughly corrupted the presidential debates. Our democracy deserves better. There's still time for a change.

BY BILL MOYERS AND MICHAEL WINSHIP | SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Let’s call the whole thing off.

Not the election, although if we only had a magic reset button we could pretend this sorry spectacle never happened and start all over.

No, we mean the presidential debates — which, if the present format and moderators remain as they are, threaten an effect on democracy more like Leopold and Loeb than Lincoln and Douglas.

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Remember that it was CBS CEO Leslie Moonves who whooped about the cash to be made from the campaign, telling an investors conference in February, “The money’s rolling in and this is fun. I’ve never seen anything like this, and this going to be a very good year for us… Bring it on, Donald. Keep going. Donald’s place in this election is a good thing.” Oh, yes, good for Moonves’ annual bonus, but good for democracy? Don’t make us laugh. Elaine Quijano of CBS News will be moderating the vice presidential candidates’ debate on Oct. 4, with Moonves looking over her shoulder.

Remember, too, that both Lauer and Trump are NBCUniversal celebrities who have earned millions from and for the networks. (Vanity Fair magazine even reported that NBCUniversal boss Steve Burke had spoken hypothetically with Trump about continuing The Apprentice from the White House.) Moderating the first presidential debate on Sept. 26 is NBC anchorman Lester Holt, a nice and competent fellow, but facing the same pressure as his fellow teammate Matt Lauer to not offend their once-and-possibly-future NBC star Donald Trump.

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Which brings us to the #1 Question: How can anyone keep Trump in bounds? He makes up the rules as he goes along. He is a pathological liar and overweening narcissist who, as Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo reminds us in a chilling take on the man, has more than once hinted at the murder of Hillary Clinton. Says the astute Marshall:

“The salient fact about Trump isn’t his cruelty or penchant for aggression and violence. It’s his inability to control urges and drives most people gain control over very early in life. There are plenty of sadists and sociopaths in the world. They’re not remarkable. The scariest have a high degree of impulse control (iciness) which allows them to inflict pain on others when no one is looking or when they will pay no price for doing so. What is true with Trump is what every critic has been saying for a year: the most obvious and contrived provocation can goad this thin-skinned charlatan into a wild outburst. He’s a 70-year-old man with children and grandchildren and he has no self-control.”


Does anyone really believe a candidate so unstable can or will engage in serious debate? And if our first line of defense against his volcanic lies — journalists supposedly committed to truth — crumbles, how will we ever clean up the contamination?



Way more:
http://billmoyers.com/story/theres-no-debate/

KKK 'neighborhood watch' leaflets left at homes in Pa. town

http://media.philly.com/images/1200*800/kkk.jpg
https://twitter.com/PennLive/status/777885962277941248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Someone tell Donald Jr. THIS:

This Is NOT A Skittle:



https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/778042324018401280



https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/778016283342307328


Each green dot represents 3 refugees admitted to the U.S. since 9/11.
None of them will kill you.
And none of them are Skittles




https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/778050915202961408


If you think the choice of Skittles is accidental here,
you haven't seen the George Zimmerman alt right fan mail

https://twitter.com/Rschooley/status/778033000474750976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw


Deplorable

Robert Reich's Excellent Adventure With Trump Supporter:

I finally found a Trump supporter -- this morning when I went to buy coffee. (I noticed a Trump bumper sticker on his car.)

“Hi,” I said. “Noticed your Trump bumper sticker.”

“Yup,” he said, a bit defensively.

“I hope you don’t mind my asking, but I’m curious. Why are you supporting him?”

“I know he’s a little bit much,” said the Trump supporter. “But he’s a successful businessman. And we need a successful businessman as president.”

“How do you know he’s a successful businessman?” I asked.

“Because he’s made a fortune.”

“Has he really?” I asked.

“Of course. Forbes magazine says he’s worth four and a half billion.”

“That doesn’t mean he’s been a success,” I said.

“In my book it does,” said the Trump supporter.

“You know, in 1976, when Trump was just starting his career, he said he was worth about $200 million,” I said. “Most of that was from his father.”

“That just proves my point,” said the Trump supporter. “He turned that $200 million into four and a half billion. Brilliant man."

“But if he had just put that $200 million into an index fund and reinvested the dividends, he’d be worth twelve billion today,” I said.

The Trump supporter went silent.

"And he got about $850 million in tax subsidies, just in New York alone," I said.

More silence.

"He's not a businessman," I said. "He's a con man. "Hope you enjoy your coffee."


https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/posts/1311195112226415

St. Cloud, Minnesota Police Chief reminds Trump/Fox News of true American values




http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/9/19/1571946/-Minnesota-police-chief-reminds-Fox-News-of-true-American-values

Der Spiegal Cover with Trump and the word WAHNSINN meaning "MADNESS"


https://twitter.com/puppymnkey/status/777919186580353029

REVEALED: Joe Scarborough recently met with Trump to ‘rekindle’ their bromance

Now CNN is reporting that Scarborough and Brzezinski met in Trump Tower in New York “to rekindle a once-rosy relationship that has turned bitter and adversarial.”

This reported meeting comes despite the fact that Trump has repeatedly attacked Brzezinski for being “neurotic,” as well as “crazy and very dumb.” Trump also threatened to spill the beans about Brzezinski’s purported relationship with Scarborough, while referring to the Morning Joe co-hosts as “two clowns.”

CNN says that the three discussed the possibility of Trump coming back on their show for an interview, although nothing was finalized by the end of the meeting.

More Scumbag:
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/revealed-joe-scarborough-recently-met-with-trump-to-rekindle-their-bromance/
http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/19/media/donald-trump-joe-scarborough-mika-brzezinski-peace-talks/index.html
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