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Of all the thousands of stupid things Trump has done, pissing off people like Bezos

and Bloomberg and Cuban may well rank in the top 10. I have no fondness for any of these guys, and no respect for them either, but Bezos owns the WaPo and Bloomberg owns, well Bloomberg News. Cuban is a big reality tv star just like trump. It was a given that people like Buffett and Soros would support HRC, not so clear that the others would not have supported a republican not named trump.

The new WaPo/abc poll has good news all around for HRC and some interesting info about the Khan


She's ahead by virtually every measure- leads by 8 points with registered voters (50 t0 42), leads by 7 with likely voters. The poll does a four way race too with Stein and Johnson- HRC gets 45% to Trump's 37% with Johnson pulling in 8% and Stein, 4%.

A lot of her bounce appears to be attributable to the Yammering Yam's attacks on Mr. and Mrs. Khan.

Nearly EVERYONE hated it and it stuck and is sticking.


The poll confirms that Clinton received a larger post-convention bounce than Trump did from his convention. But she appears to have been aided as well by days of controversy that Trump generated with his sharp criticism of a Muslim American family whose son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004 and who rebuked Trump on the stage of the Democratic convention.




I'm so fucking tired of racists.

And I'm not talking about people who may not recognize the privilege they have simply by accident of birth.

And I think giving a platform for out and out hateful racists who call our First Lady the most vile, racist names, is hardly admirable.

I've been posting over at DU's sister site and it is filled with the ugliest racism.

I just blasted them over there.

I don't know if we're allowed to link there, so I won't, but really....

A tune for Melania and Donald: Until it all ends

Sorry, I'm not jumping on the Melania married for a green card train until

I see a marriage license and the identity of her perhaps first husband is revealed. These are public records. If she was married prior to her union with the yammering yam, presumably she was also divorced.

How hard can it be to access such records?

Local Music. Who and what do you like from your neck of the woods,

who aren't nationally known, who will probably never make it, but who you really like listening to? Here's some out of Vermont. Please post your local favorites.

270 to win is a really cool site where you can customize the electoral map

for the presidential race, senate and house races and gubernatorial races.


Fun to play with, I currently have HRC with 285 evs..

Yikes. Greenland's melting ice and the toxic waste (including nuclear) left by a U.S. military base

What to do about toxic waste buried in Greenland's rapidly melting ice caps

A new study shows that a US military base expected to be encased by ice and snow forever is now dangerously close to being exposed.

Climate change is bringing a lot of first-time environmental challenges, as well as many unprecedented political challenges.

And one such climate change challenge could be particularly political.

Greenland's ice sheet is melting at a rapid pace. According to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, this significant snow and ice loss could cause buried toxic waste to resurface unexpectedly.

Camp Century was a US military base built on and under the Greenland ice sheet in 1959 to test nuclear missiles during the height of the cold war. But the United States decommissioned the military base in 1967, leaving behind the various waste from a nuclear reactor such as gasoline, sewage, and radioactive coolant. The US, along with Denmark who controlled Greenland at the time, did not think much of the buried waste, assuming continual snowfall would only bury the remnants deeper.



All you ever need to know about Trump is contained in this quote:

"Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you're a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what's going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it's all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don't, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us."


Shocker: It's backhanded and wordy to the point of absurdity, but Chomsky just endorsed HRC

if you live in a swing state. There are enough ifs and buts thrown in to fill a dump truck, but here's the essence of it:


2) The exclusive consequence of the act of voting in 2016 will be (if in a contested “swing state”) to marginally increase or decrease the chance of one of the major party candidates winning.

3) One of these candidates, Trump, denies the existence of global warming, calls for increasing use of fossil fuels, dismantling of environmental regulations and refuses assistance to India and other developing nations as called for in the Paris agreement, the combination of which could, in four years, take us to a catastrophic tipping point. Trump has also pledged to deport 11 million Mexican immigrants, offered to provide for the defense of supporters who have assaulted African American protestors at his rallies, stated his “openness to using nuclear weapons”, supports a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. and regards “the police in this country as absolutely mistreated and misunderstood” while having “done an unbelievable job of keeping law and order.” Trump has also pledged to increase military spending while cutting taxes on the rich, hence shredding what remains of the social welfare “safety net” despite pretenses.

4) The suffering which these and other similarly extremist policies and attitudes will impose on marginalized and already oppressed populations has a high probability of being significantly greater than that which will result from a Clinton presidency.

5) 4) should constitute sufficient basis to voting for Clinton where a vote is potentially consequential-namely, in a contested, “swing” state.


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