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Hometown: Detroit Area, MI
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Current location: San Francisco, CA
Member since: Wed Oct 29, 2008, 02:53 PM
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About Me

Partner, father and liberal Democrat. I am a native Michigander living in San Francisco who is a citizen of the world.

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Prof. Michael McDonald: Early voting looking good for Dems. in NC and Maine

Dems do look good in NC and ME CD1/statewide.


https://twitter.com/ElectProject/status/781337396730290176

Poll: Clinton holds 7-point lead in Michigan

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has moved to a 7-percentage-point lead in Michigan over Republican Donald Trump in a statewide poll conducted after the candidates’ first debate Monday night.

Clinton leads Trump 42 percent to 35 percent in a four-way race and maintains a seven-point lead in a two-way matchup against the New York billionaire, according to the poll commissioned by The Detroit News and WDIV-TV.

About 9 percent of likely voters said they favor Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, 3 percent are siding with Green Party candidate Jill Stein and 9 percent remain undecided in the poll of 600 likely voters conducted Tuesday and Wednesday by Glengariff Group Inc.

After Monday’s debate, 62.5 percent of voters said Trump is unqualified to be president, compared with 57 percent who believe Clinton is qualified after years in the public spotlight as first lady, U.S. senator and U.S. secretary of state.

“The problem for Trump is the debate was the prime opportunity to shift that perception that he wasn’t qualified,” said pollster Richard Czuba, president of the Glengariff Group Inc. “That should have been their No. 1 goal in the debate to come off as a qualified, calm leader.”


http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/29/clinton-leads-michigan-poll-trump/91304744/

Donald Trump And Howard Stern Talked About How ‘Vagina Is Expensive’

n a January 1997 interview with Donald Trump, shock jock Howard Stern relayed some crude marital advice that the brash businessman gave him before his second trip down the aisle, with Marla Maples. (The couple would separate a few months later.)

“Donald pulled me aside at his wedding,” Stern said in comments that had not resurfaced until now. “He said, you know I am getting remarried, but Howard, vagina is expensive. I will never forget those words. The guy is right. Those were the exact words!”

Trump, who had earlier in the interview discussed the spending habits of his first wife, Ivana Trump, seemed to laugh along without protest. Under the noise, the words “that’s pretty close” are barely audible, apparently in response to Stern’s insistence that the quote was a direct one.

A Democratic source shared the interview with The Huffington Post. Neither Trump’s campaign nor associates of Stern returned comment, though the entire exchange was hardly atypical for a radio program that built its reputation and audience on salacious material.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-stern-vagina-expensive_us_57ed20cfe4b082aad9b97ea0

Gingrich on former Miss Universe: 'You’re not supposed to gain 60 pounds'

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich backed up Donald Trump’s weight-based attacks against a former pageant winner, telling an audience Wednesday night that “you’re not supposed to gain 60 pounds during the year that you’re Miss Universe.”

The woman in question is former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who was thrust into the spotlight of the presidential election at Monday night’s debate when Hillary Clinton brought up Trump’s long history of derogatory remarks about women. The former secretary of state said Trump had called Machado “Miss Piggy,” because he believed she gained too much weight after winning her crown, and “Miss Housekeeping,” a dig at her Hispanic heritage.

“Donald, she has a name. Her name is Alicia Machado,” Clinton said at the debate. “And she has become a U.S. citizen and you can bet she is going to vote this November."
Trump admitted in an interview on Fox News the next morning that Clinton’s decision to recall his history with Machado got under his skin a little bit, but also doubled down on his attacks against her weight. He said Machado was “the worst we ever had” at the Miss Universe pageant because “she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem.”





http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/newt-gingrich-miss-universe-alicia-machado-228884#ixzz4LhbgL06E

'Marvel's Luke Cage' Drops on Netflix tonight!! (VIDEO)

Former Miss Universe sizes up Melania Trump: 'I think I speak more English'

Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe who vaulted into the political spotlight Monday night as the latest example of Donald Trump’s derogatory remarks about women, said the GOP nominee’s wife, Melania, is “a decoration” with limited English-speaking skills.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine published Tuesday, Machado drew a clear line between her own immigration story and that of Melania Trump. Both women are former models, but Machado attacked Melania Trump for failing to do more to help those around her as the wife of a prominent political figure.

“I think I speak more English than her,” Machado said. “I don’t see anything about this girl. She’s a doll. She’s a decoration. That is how I see her.”

Donald Trump was harshly critical of Machado during her tenure as Miss Universe, calling her Miss Piggy and Miss Housekeeping, the latter a reference to her Hispanic heritage. Machado told Cosmopolitan that those remarks triggered a relapse of her bulimia that took several years to escape.

Machado, who was also crowned Miss Venezuela, became an American citizen in August, something she told Cosmopolitan she did specifically to vote against Trump.



http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/alicia-machado-melania-trump-english-228804#ixzz4LVd1WxHP
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Giuliani Says Affair Proves Clinton Is ‘Too Stupid"

Rudy Giuliani said that Hillary Clinton’s decision to stand by her husband after news of his extramarital affair broke in 1998 proves that the former secretary of state is “too stupid to be president,” Politico reports.

Said Giuliani: “The president of the United States, her husband, disgraced this country with what he did in the Oval Office and she didn’t just stand by him, she attacked Monica Lewinsky. And after being married to Bill Clinton for 20 years, if you didn’t know the moment Monica Lewinsky said that Bill Clinton violated her that she was telling the truth, then you’re too stupid to be president.”


https://politicalwire.com/2016/09/27/giuliani-says-affair-proves-clinton-stupid/

Pence charter pilot fired, facing assault charges

A pilot who ferried GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, his family, staff, secret service contingent and traveling press has been fired following revelations that he faces criminal charges for intentionally hitting a man with his car.

The pilot, Vincent Caldara, is a former police officer and chairman of Trump's Florida Law Enforcement Coalition. The news of Caldara’s criminal charges was first reported by The Guardian in an article on potential criminal activities of some of those in law enforcement supporting Trump.

“I’m a very strong Trump supporter, I’m a retired law enforcement officer, and I’m currently on Governor Mike Pence’s flight operations team as one of his pilots during the campaign,” Caldara told a crowd at the opening of a Trump campaign office in Brevard County in early September. “Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence are the law and order candidates.”

Pence’s camp distanced itself from Caldara: “All of our pilots are assigned by the airline,” Pence spokesman Marc Lotter told POLITICO.


http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/pence-charter-pilot-vincent-caldara-228785#ixzz4LTFTum18

Stamina

Which candidate was huffing, puffing, sweating and shifting, and which as cool as ice? Trump and I are both tall men who can stand to lose a few pounds. How did a 70-plus year old man in his condition get suckered into standing in one spot for 90 minutes? I'll give it to Dick Cheney. He was always smart enough to make sure he was always seated for debates.

Chuck Todd criticized Hillary for being "over-prepared"

.@chucktodd: #debatenight exposed Trump's lack of preparation, but Clinton seemed over-prepared at times.


https://twitter.com/MeetThePress/status/780598101937643520
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