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How is it that the media celebrates psychopathic liars by cloaking their lies in a robe of virtue?

Eric Bohler was on Stephanie Miller about Christie lying for two hours on national television about bridge closing in an official press conference.

I can't answer it anymore than I can answer why people cheer bullies on from childhood to the grave.

Samantha Bee and Full Frontal Rules!

Trump Is Trying To Divert The Media From His Disastrous Debate, And CNN Just Admitted It’s Working

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tried to divert media attention from his poor debate performance, claiming that he “eased up” on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and suggesting that he would use personal indiscretions of former President Bill Clinton to attack her in the future. By attempting to change the media conversation, Trump seeks to deflect attention from not only his performance, but also from issues raised during the debate such as his taxes, his birtherism, and his attacks on a former Miss Universe.

And news outlets have fallen for his manipulation, a media misstep that a CNN panel acknowledged while discussing the matter. More


David Axelrod. Delete your account.

Axelrod calls on Howard Dean to apologize for suggesting Trump uses cocaine today.

Isaac Saul: I Wrote That I Despised Hillary Clinton. Today, I Want To Publicly Take It Back.


When this election began, I was like millions of millennial men: a “Bernie bro” rooting hard for Sen. Sanders.

Watching the candidate of my dreams get steam late and lose in the primary wasn’t so different from watching my favorite football team not have enough energy to complete a fourth quarter rally. Hopeful, exciting, but ultimately deflating and disappointing.

When Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee, I was distraught. Months before I had written about her on Huffington Post, explaining that I despised her not for her gender — as some of her supporters accused — but for her hawkishness, her center-left policies, her husband’s crime bill that incarcerated so many people of color, her support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and her inability to get progressive on climate change policy.

I’ve spent almost every waking hour of every day following this election, reading about Hillary, Donald Trump, both parties’ platforms, and the under-qualified Libertarian and Green Party candidates running. During these months of obsessing over my choice, I’ve watched my position slowly shift. I’ve felt myself start advocating for Hillary more than advocating a vote against Trump, culminating in last night’s debate when she finally, totally, completely won me over.

In an election that features one of the most well-documented liars and scam artist businessmen to ever run for public office, much of the attention has been on him — how we can’t put him in office, give him keys to a nuclear warhead, trust him in the most powerful position in the world. Some of it has been more positive: how he’d turn the system on its head, be a Washington outsider, completely rewrite the script. While it’s easy to make the case for voting against Trump, it occurred to me during the debate last night how much we’ve taken Clinton for granted.
...When November rolls around, you’ll have my vote.

And you’ll get it enthusiastically.


Gary Johnson Is a Moron (And If You Vote For Him, You Are Too)


Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson offered an outta this world solution on Sunday to the planet's environmental crises. "We do have to inhabit other planets. The future of the human race is space exploration," Johnson said on ABC's "This Week." Johnson was responding to a question about comments he made in 2011 at the National Press Club when he said people should think about global warming in the long term, because one day in the distant future, "the sun will engulf the Earth."

Josh Marshall took a long, hard look at today's shitty poll numbers—which don't look good for Clinton—and managed to pick out this kernel of corn:

More: http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2016/09/26/24582285/gary-johnson-is-a-moron-and-if-you-vote-for-him-you-are-too

Tonight American Racists' and Bigots' Champion takes the Stage before the World.

Why, why, why? Black Lives Matter

Ex-FBI agent does a frame-by-frame breakdown of the Keith Scott video: ‘He’s complying in every way’
The Charlotte Police Department released dashboard camera and body camera videos of the Keith Scott shooting over the weekend, but they still left a lot of unanswered questions.

Local news station WFAA reached out to former FBI agent M. Quentin Williams — who has written an entire book on how to prevent yourself from getting shot during confrontations with police — to see if he could provide some definitive analysis of what the video shows.

Among other things, Williams concedes that the videos don’t show whether or not Scott was holding a gun during the shooting, as we don’t get a good look at his right hand from the footage that’s been released.

All the same, Williams said that Scott appears to be complying with the officers’ commands.

“He’s complying in every way — he didn’t get out shooting, he got out backwards complying, but it only takes a millisecond to turn and shoot this officer and this officer,” he said.

All the same, he said that if Scott was holding a gun in his right hand, the police might have been justified in shooting him.

“It’s a tough call but since these officers are in danger I could see why some might consider it justified,” he explained, although he once again emphasized that there is nothing in the videos to indicate Scott was holding a gun.

Raw Story. They will be here after HRC wins. Bundy types everywhere

Georgia voter predicts civil war if Clinton wins: ‘Patriots are going to overthrow the government’

A Georgia man whose family was attacked by a Muslim woman wielding an American flag said he’s preparing for civil war if Hillary Clinton wins the election.

Jimmy Arno told NPR he’s concerned about the direction of the United States, and he cited the bizarre encounter last year as proof that armed revolt might be necessary to keep people like himself in charge.

“I want grandchildren, but the way this country is right now, I don’t want to do that to these children,” said Arno, an auto mechanic and the father of two teenage children. “Think about what it’s going to be like in 18 years, if a child is born right now.”

The Lawrenceburg family made local and national news last year after 30-year-old Amina Ahra took the flag from their mailbox and attacked Dami Arno and her 17-year-old daughter, and her 14-year-old son grabbed the family gun to ward off the attacker until police arrived.

“If you go to a movie theater, you’re liable to get shot, you go to a mall, you’re liable to get shot,” Jimmy Arno said. “If you go to Atlanta or a major city, you’re liable to be shot or attacked.”

Dani Arno expressed concern about a Black Lives Matter protest at the local high school, and Jimmy Arno expressed dismay at the demonstration against the display of Confederate flags.

The Arnos used to fly a Confederate flag but took it down out of courtesy after some of their daughter’s friends said it made them uncomfortable, although they still hang a framed portrait of Robert E. Lee over their living room couch.

Jimmy Arno blames President Barack Obama for the increase in racial tensions that worry him

“I know that we were a whole lot further along racially eight years ago than we are today,” he said.

The couple both plan to vote for Donald Trump, saying Hillary Clinton would just be a continuation of the Obama administration, and they dismissed stories about the real estate developer cheating contractors and other “ordinary people.”

“Hillary wants to be elected and Donald Trump wants to be elected,” Jimmy Arno said. “They’re going to talk bad about everything that they can about the other candidate so that you vote for them. I discount the whole thing, because I want to know what your plan is to help the country, that’s what I want to know. Donald Trump, if I understand him correctly, and I hope I do, he wants to stop the flow of illegal people in this country. Stop the flow. Well, by stopping the flow, more Americans have an opportunity to go to work because they’re not losing their jobs to illegal immigrants.”

Jimmy Arno told NPR he was considering joining a local militia group, because he wants to be prepared in case his darkest fears become a reality.

“Should martial law, civil war — whatever — break out in this country, they will uphold the Constitution and rebuild our loss,” he said. “The war that’s going to break out if Hillary Clinton’s elected, if that happens. Your patriots are going to overthrow the government.”


New poll finds Colorado in dead heat between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — Poll results released Monday show Colorado is up-for-grabs ahead of the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The survey by CNN and ORC International found 42 percent of likely Colorado voters backed Trump compared to the 41 percent who supported Clinton; a statistical tie given the margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

Meanwhile, Libertarian Gary Johnson continued to affect the race with a third-place showing of 13 percentage points. In a hypothetical match-up that didn’t include Johnson or Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Clinton registered 49 percent support to Trump’s 47 percent.

The CNN/ORC findings are the latest sign that the presidential fight in Colorado is tightening after a string of mid-summer polls showed Clinton with a double-digit lead.

Some — though not all — of the more recent polling have shown a closer contest after a key Clinton ally decided to scale back its TV advertising in Colorado, and Trump and his campaign have paid more attention to the Centennial State.

She led Trump 52 percent to 42 percent on who was better to “handle the responsibilities of commander in chief” and 61 percent to 32 percent on which candidate had the right temperament to serve as president, according to the CNN/ORC results. More Colorado voters also thought Clinton would do a better job on immigration and foreign policy.

Trump outpaced Clinton 47 percent to 40 percent on trustworthiness and had an edge of three percentage points on economic issues.

Less close than the presidential contest is Colorado’s race for U.S. Senate, according to the poll. Incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet led Republican challenger Darryl Glenn by 10 percentage points among likely voters.

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