From the daily archives: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Trump-Style Great American Dream

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It has not been a good day for the American Dream.  With voters preparing to roll the dice on the nation’s future we’ve wearily tried to keep score on our Imperfect Union.  It isn’t reassuring.  Indeed, it has become increasingly ugly in the Trump Era:

It now appears that the Republican presidential nominee has not only  avoided paying personal income taxes, he has also found a way to pass off any Medicare taxes to those of us not smart enough to escape them.  He claimed no more than  $14,222 personal income in 2015, the last damning figures available from him […]

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Five minutes and 27 seconds, that’s how long the candidates for President of the United States spent talking about climate change during 4.5 hours of debate time in three meetings during the 2016 General Election.

Hillary Clinton had to bring the issue up herself, in the third debate, after moderators failed to do so.

“Some country is going to be the clean energy superpower of the 21st century,” Clinton said. “Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it’s real.”

“I did not. I do not say that,” Trump bristled.

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Three Is A Nasty Male Crowd

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What’s that? A bunch of hairy chested white guys are already huffing and puffing that they will make America great again by blocking any – any! -Supreme Court nominee if Hillary Clinton makes it to the White House.  That’s their latest riff to show a woman that Capitol Hill is still a male force field.    Hurrummphhh!!!

Leading the assault on Clinton before its time are three of the stooges – Sen.John McCain, Sen.Richard Burr, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Yep. Larry, Curley and Moe.

You may recall that it was  McConnell who vowed to make Barack Obama a one-term […]

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