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Author: Raine    Date: 08/11/2016 13:45:18



That was last night. This morning the walking hazmat suit doubled down.

As an aside, CNN is reporting that the walking menace was spoken to by the Secret Service regarding his 2nd amendment comments. t-Rump denied the story:


And then there is this very interesting item...
http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2016_32/1662256/trump_foley_160810_ea8cc43e6074e80183a72a4f64290133.nbcnews-ux-600-480.jpg


Donald Trump on Wednesday night admonished Hillary Clinton for having the father of the Orlando shooter seated behind her at a recent campaign rally.

"Wasn't it terrible?" Trump asked, that Seddique Mateen was "sitting with a big smile on his face right behind Hillary Clinton ... When you get those seats, you sort of know the campaign."

But as he said those words, disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley smiled up at him from behind the stage.

Foley, a Republican who represented southern Florida, was forced to resign his seat in September 2006 in the wake of allegations that he sent sent suggestive emails and instant messages to congressional pages. The former congressman shared Trump's camera shot, with a smile, for the entirety of the hour-long rally.

The candidate himself turned around multiple times, once during the Mateen riff against Clinton, asking the attendees seated behind him, "How many of you people know me? A lot of people know me."

Foley, among others, raised his hand and waved in response.

Foley told NBC News' Thomas Roberts immediately after the rally via text message that "yes" he is a Trump supporter. "He's been a friend of mine for 30 years and one of my biggest contributors," Foley wrote.


This Marc Foley, these Republicans:
The Mark Foley scandal, which broke in late September 2006, centers on soliciting e-mails and sexually suggestive instant messages sent by Mark Foley, a Republican Congressman from Florida, to teenaged boys who had formerly served as congressional pages. Investigation was closed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) on September 19, 2008 citing insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges as both "Congress and Mr. Foley denied us access to critical data", said FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey. The scandal grew to encompass the response of Republican congressional leaders to previous complaints about Foley's contacts with the pages and inconsistencies in the leaders' public statements. There were also allegations that a second Republican Congressman, Jim Kolbe, had improper conduct with at least two youths, a 16-year-old page and a recently graduated page.

The scandal led to Foley's resignation from Congress on September 29, 2006. In some quarters, the scandal is believed to have contributed to the Republican Party's loss of control over Congress in the November 7, 2006 election, as well as the end of House Speaker Dennis Hastert's leadership of the House Republicans. Kirk Fordham, chief of staff to Rep. Tom Reynolds and former chief of staff for Foley, also resigned as a result of the scandal.


This Mark Foley: In 2005, Foley sent five e-mails to a 16-year-old former page from Monroe, Louisiana who had been sponsored by Rep. Rodney Alexander (R–LA). They were the first messages to be made public in the scandal. (...)

After the initial story on the e-mails, other pages contacted ABC and The Washington Post, providing transcripts of sexually explicit instant messaging (IM) conversations from 2003 that Foley had with two pages who were under the age of 18 at the time. (...)

ABC News reported on October 5 that in 2002, Foley e-mailed one page with an invitation to stay at the congressman's home in exchange for oral sex. The page, who was 17 years old at the time, declined the offer. The same report stated that he e-mailed another with a request for a photograph of his erect penis.


Foley has been friends to t-Rump for thirty years he says. That makes this particular lawsuit that isn't getting any coverage even more disturbing.

Claiming it's bad optics on Hillary's part is laughable at this point. t-Rump is palling around with an alleged pedophile.

and
Raine

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Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 13:49:36
BLOG IS POSTED!


Thanks to will and Bob for the stubs.

So it isn't lost, this is what will posted in his stub:

Good morning, bloggers!!!

There is a lot going on and I expect our regular blog will be up soon.

So here are a few stories,

Where does Hillary Clinton stand on guns?

Exiled Oompa Loompa Donald Trump accuses Obama of founding ISIS

Trump just the latest on the hard right to call for '2nd Amendment remedies'.

We seem to be living the Chinese curse/blessing : May you live in interesting times.


good morning.

Comment by wickedpam on 08/11/2016 13:51:46
Morning

tRump - The "do as I say not as I do" candidate.

His connection to some of the slimiest people around make him more and more look like a James Patterson villain.

Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 14:08:19
Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 14:11:48
If you haven't seen this yet (warning NSFW language) from the NYT, it is worth watchng in light of the Katy Tur story.


I almost wrote about it today.


Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 16:11:43
Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 16:12:59
That's a pretty impresssive compilation.

I am surprised the number is only 250.




Comment by BobR on 08/11/2016 16:20:31
Trump is carpet-bombing the American psyche with his lunacy, to the point that half of it gets ignored because there's so much of it. It's hard to pick out which is the worst.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/11/2016 16:21:02
Quote by Raine:
That's a pretty impresssive compilation.

I am surprised the number is only 250.





So was I. I think the NYT had to limit it to 250. My favorite thing? This:

A podium in the Oval Office
PRESIDENTIAL LECTERN
“looks odd”“not good”

Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 16:34:56
A chilling Op-Ed posted in the Dallas Newspaper.

It brought this flyer to mind after reading it.

http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/the_vault/2013/11/15/TreasonFlyer.jpg.CROP.original-original.jpg
Marcus was with U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and former presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson in Dallas on October 24, 1963, almost one month to the day before JFK was murdered here. In the mid-1980s when I wrote about my interview with Marcus, I said, “To this day, his eyes widen when he calls the scene to mind.”

In 1963 he and Stevenson were getting into a car when they were surrounded by a mob. “I pushed him into the car,” Marcus remembered, “and they surrounded us. They were rocking the car.”

In the months before the Stevenson incident, Vice President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, were attacked and spat upon by a Dallas mob. Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright declined invitations to come to Dallas, telling friends he feared violence.

The climate of extremism was in no sense limited to public events. Even though he was a recognized leader in the community, Marcus told me he had found social life difficult in the period before Kennedy was killed.

“I found it very difficult to go to a dinner party without getting into violent discussions. If you disagreed, you were automatically labeled a communist.”



Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 16:35:34
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
That's a pretty impresssive compilation.

I am surprised the number is only 250.





So was I. I think the NYT had to limit it to 250. My favorite thing? This:

A podium in the Oval Office
PRESIDENTIAL LECTERN
“looks odd”“not good”
It really puts his lunacy and idiocy into perspective.


Comment by livingonli on 08/11/2016 17:59:10
After spending the last two days going back and forth in my head, I decided last night I am going to take the buyout. I think it was still apprehensive about leaving a job I have been with for so many years, but the career opportunities for what I do are fading thanks to industry consolidation. And then listening to Thom earlier mentioning how even the union jobs are being killed off by the companies, it does seem like not much of a future for us techs. They may want to have a bunch of twentysomethings who will do the tech work, but then jump ship as soon as another opportunity comes about. But at my age, and with no family, I have to find something secure.

Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 18:13:06
Quote by livingonli:
After spending the last two days going back and forth in my head, I decided last night I am going to take the buyout. I think it was still apprehensive about leaving a job I have been with for so many years, but the career opportunities for what I do are fading thanks to industry consolidation. And then listening to Thom earlier mentioning how even the union jobs are being killed off by the companies, it does seem like not much of a future for us techs. They may want to have a bunch of twentysomethings who will do the tech work, but then jump ship as soon as another opportunity comes about. But at my age, and with no family, I have to find something secure.


The most important thing is that you make sure you work on finding something, Liv.


you are the only one who can motivate you.




Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 18:13:44
Watching HRC live stream of her speech. She sounds great!

Comment by wickedpam on 08/11/2016 18:18:29
Quote by livingonli:
After spending the last two days going back and forth in my head, I decided last night I am going to take the buyout. I think it was still apprehensive about leaving a job I have been with for so many years, but the career opportunities for what I do are fading thanks to industry consolidation. And then listening to Thom earlier mentioning how even the union jobs are being killed off by the companies, it does seem like not much of a future for us techs. They may want to have a bunch of twentysomethings who will do the tech work, but then jump ship as soon as another opportunity comes about. But at my age, and with no family, I have to find something secure.



Change is a scary thing but you can do this. You have skills, this could even get you out of NY. Look at this as a positive opportunity.

Comment by livingonli on 08/11/2016 18:30:09
I guess the difference will be taking it as my own initiative rather than when I got laid off, where I struggled for 6 months although I was able to get by on my severance then. At least I will have a bigger severance and I have a year before I have to worry about Cobra payments. So, keep my fingers crossed.

Comment by wickedpam on 08/11/2016 18:37:12
Quote by livingonli:
I guess the difference will be taking it as my own initiative rather than when I got laid off, where I struggled for 6 months although I was able to get by on my severance then. At least I will have a bigger severance and I have a year before I have to worry about Cobra payments. So, keep my fingers crossed.



You have to look at getting a new job as a job in itself. I get taking a week or so to decompress, but get right back up and start looking. Look into classes that can brush up your skills. Look into location that you never thought of before or where you would like to be. You'll find the right place for you

Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 18:51:38
Quote by livingonli:
I guess the difference will be taking it as my own initiative rather than when I got laid off, where I struggled for 6 months although I was able to get by on my severance then. At least I will have a bigger severance and I have a year before I have to worry about Cobra payments. So, keep my fingers crossed.
make sure you ell your doctor what is coming down the line as well.

You don't have a year to worry about cobra, Liv. Like Mala said you ought to look at this next step as a job in and of itself.

Forget the cobra deadline. We all want you to find a new career, something that will give you security.








Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 19:19:20
Trump is sedated today. No question.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/11/2016 19:55:00
Quote by Raine:
Trump is sedated today. No question.


Why hasn't somebody at the campaign wrestled the smartphone out of his hands and replaced it with a flip phone that he can't use for Twitter?

Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 20:10:27
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Trump is sedated today. No question.


Why hasn't somebody at the campaign wrestled the smartphone out of his hands and replaced it with a flip phone that he can't use for Twitter?

My tweet:




Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 20:19:45
Randi is back.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/11/2016 20:33:33
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Trump is sedated today. No question.


Why hasn't somebody at the campaign wrestled the smartphone out of his hands and replaced it with a flip phone that he can't use for Twitter?

My tweet:







Comment by Raine on 08/11/2016 20:58:49