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Okay, what drinking games have you scheduled for the Monday debate......

Me and my 86 year old mom will watch together. I told her we would have to take a shot of bourbon every time Trump utters the phrase "believe me". Mom said "shit I'll be on my ass in the first 10 minutes".

Got to love my mom.

6 weeks from Halloween, list any paranormal experiences you've had.....

I've had a few:

The 1st when I was about 5 months old. My parents, my brother and me were visiting my grandma. My grandfather had died the previous year. Mom put me to bed in a bassinet on the 2nd floor, my brother asleep on the couch. Dad had gone out with brothers in law. Mom heard me making baby noises & footsteps coming from the 2nd floor. She asked grandma what was going on, and grandma said don't worry that's just your dad visiting his granddaughter. It makes sense as mom miscarried twice between my brother and me and grandpap knew that & was probably happy for mom & dad.

The 2nd, I was 4. We moved to a new house. I was investigating, went to the 2nd floor and went into the bedroom on the left. I told mom that I loved my bedroom, it was so pretty. She asked me to show it to her, I went upstairs with her & there was no bedroom on the left, just a solid wall. All the bedrooms were down a hall on the right.

The 3rd, I was about 8 or 9. We were in a new home. Mom asked me to get something from her bedroom. When I entered the bedroom, there was a woman laying on the bed, beckoning me to come to her. I flew down the stairs, getting my dad, he ran up the stairs, me behind him. There was nothing on the bed. It was perfectly made up. This house was about 100 years old at that time.

The 4th, I was 10. We were having breakfast. We all saw dad coming to the house from the backyard. Mom, said what's going on, he should be at work. I said "he fell". Dad did fall, he fell down an open manhole.

A lot of incidents, where I can finish your thoughts, sentences for you. Used to freak out of one of my bosses with this. His response usually was "how did you know I was going to ask that?"

Was listening to NPR news at 1:00 pm.............

they led with the fact that Trump now said that President Obama was American born, but that the birther movement was started by Secretary Clinton in 2008. Then NPR made the comment..........wait for it, wait for it..........


Trump and Rev. Faith Green Timmons............3 strikes by Trump...

Trump's encounter with Reverend Timmons led him to

1. Disrespect a woman
2. Disrespect a woman of color
3. Disrespect a woman of the cloth

He's out. How low can one man go?

Was at the Post Office today..........

The clerk asked if there was anything "perishable or hazardous" in the envelope. I said "it depends on your viewpoint, they're absentee ballot request forms".

I was sending them to my nephew & his girlfriend who are on temporary assignment with their respective companies in Baltimore. They're both good Democrats, thank God.

I just got home from a Marine Corps League meeting................

I DVR'd the debate & will watch it in a few minutes. With that said, I did see Trump being interviewed by Matt Lauer. I think I just heard Trump say that the Generals he asks the question of what to do to rid the world of ISIS, are not the Generals that are currently the ones in leadership roles.

Basically I heard him say that the current leaders will be "fired"

Yes, he just wants "yes" men and women.

I don' understand this damn "pay for play" accusations against Hillary..........

the repugs are pointing to her time as Secretary of State and the Clinton Foundation receiving donations from countries. There's nothing that I can see that she "gave" to these countries. Our system of checks and balances would/could not allow the State Department to arbitrarily give anything to these countries.

Now on the other hand giving $25,000 to an Attorney General & then that AG not prosecuting you & your entities, now that's "pay for play".

Trump says deporting people would free up money & jobs..........Well in my research...

I have been researching the deportation of Mexicans from the mid 1920's to the mid '30's. My research included looking at the widipedia entry on this subject. Well Trump's reasoning is reminiscent of the thinking of Los Angeles officials a hundred years ago

According to Los Angeles, California county officials, returning immigrants to their country of origin would save the city money by reducing the number of needy families using federal welfare funds and free up jobs for those perceived as "Real Americans." A telegram to the U.S. Government Coordinator of Unemployment Relief sent by C.P. Visel, the spokesman for Los Angeles Citizens Committee for Coordination of Unemployment Relief (LACCCU), wrote of the “deportable aliens” in Los Angeles county. He stated, “Local U.S. Department of Immigration personnel not sufficient to handle. You advise please as to method of getting rid. We need their jobs for needy citizens” A member of the Los Angeles County board of Supervisors, H.M. Blaine, is recorded as saying "the majority of the Mexicans in the Los Angeles Colonia were either on relief or were public charges.” While such statistics for Los Angeles in particular are not currently known, sources at the time indicated that, nationwide, less than 10 percent of people on welfare were Mexican or of Mexican descent. American citizens who were experiencing the negative effects of the Great Depression followed suit in blaming immigrants for their desperation and thought that removing immigrants from relief rolls and having them deported would solve their problems. Independent groups such as the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the National Club of America for Americans thought that deporting Mexicans would free up jobs for U.S. citizens and the latter group urged Americans to pressure the government into deporting Mexicans.[31

With a number of posts tonight equating what we heard tonight........

with the rise of Hitler. The establishment of a Gestapo, etc. Did anyone catch what Trump said would happen to those he deported. He said they would go to (not a direct quote) to "special" areas in their original countries.

This very much to me sounded like an establishment of ghettos and camps. That's what happened to the Jews in Europe. Specifically German Jews were repatriated to Poland, where we saw the establishment of the Warsaw Ghetto and of course Auschwitz, and the other camps.

Edited because I found the quote:

Countries from which immigration will be suspended would include places like Syria and Libya.

For the price of resettling 1 refugee in the United States, 12 could be resettled in a safe zone in their home region.

cat watching a horror movie....

What film do you think it is?

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