Friday, October 14, 2016

Autumn Leaves



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  1. Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans [Click] "Trump supporters are not the caricatures journalists depict – and native Kansan Sarah Smarsh sets out to correct what newsrooms get wrong."

    A very good read; sounds like the America I know.

    --Alan

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  2. What lovely leaves, listener!! We're not nearly so far into autumn as you are. Still to come.

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  3. I have had more than enough to do with leaves today. We have leaf pick-up in our town, village, whatever-you-call it, and it starts on Monday. And as I'm out there raking and sweating the tree is going "Ha, ha, ha" and tossing down bushels of leaves where I've already raked. Tree: 1 - Susan: 0

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  4. I watched most of Michelle Obama's talk in New Hampshire yesterday, and thought it was pretty good, but turned it off when she started laying it on too thick about HRC being the greatest thing since sliced bread and how everything will be just wonderful when she is President.

    Yes, the calculus would be different if I lived in a "battleground" state, but I don't. The DNC sent me one of those ridiculous, insulting fund-raising letters purporting to be an issues survey. They are getting some Bernie Bucks and a request to take me off their mailing list in return. Without one of my stamps on it.

    Alan

    P.S.: No leaves falling out here, yet.

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    1. Every time I think about this election I get mad all over again. Hillary could not have won the nomination without the cheating of Podesta, Brazile and Schultz, and who knows how much she was involved behind the scenes herself? If they had not knee-capped Bernie in every way they could - with slanted op eds in WaPo and media cooperation from the likes of slug Chuck Todd. She had to cheat to "win", so in my mind she didn't win, she stole the nomination from its rightful owner, Bernie Sanders. Only people who are loyal to party over person and people who are absolutely terrified of Trump are supporting her. Trump signs are 3 or 4 to one for Trump here in Ohio and I've heard the same is true of Kentucky. Ohio IS a swing state and I think she's going to lose it. And here we are already, throwing bombs into Yemen. The whole freaking party makes me sick. I'm doing to support Ted Strickland even though he's a corporate Dem because Portman is worse, but other than that I'm voting for Progressives and Hillary ain't one. It absolutely amazes me that so many excuse or "overlook" the criminality of the behavior of the Democratic Party, and act as if Hillary is a legitimate candidate. She is not.

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    2. Tell it.

      So often, over the years, Susan, I have wished you lived next door to me. I need a little more Susan in me than I have. Rock on!

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    3. I told my best friend last week that I'm pretty much the female Louis Black, complete with lots of cursing.

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  5. Oh goodness, puddle, those leaves are from more than a week ago.

    I promise you don't have to rake these, Susan!

    Alan, thanks so much for ferreting out the good articles and posting them!! It helps so much, especially now when the media is mania!

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    1. It also pisses me off that people have so easily adopted calling them the nicer-sounding "alt-right" when what they are is RACISTS.

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    2. Ya. Me, too, Susan. They scare the chit outta me.

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    3. I've never heard the term "alt-right" before. Where did it come from and what does it really mean? Des it mean "alternative - right - winger"? Racism is not an alternative.

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    4. Very good article. I had never heard the term before either. Clearly includes but is broader than New-Nazis. I particularly noticed the reference to "GanerGate." With a pivot to science fiction and its Hugo awards, that describes Vox Day and his Rabid Puppies. Including their trollish goal of simply upsetting people.

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  7. TiRomney Isn’t Sure the Republican Party Can Survive [Click]

    Mr. Romney seems to me to have a dream-world concept of that the Republican Party has been during the past fifty years or so, but he does seem to be waking up a bit with respect to where it is going. The parallels with the end of the Whig Party [Click] continue to impress me. The violent, intolerant types being stirred up by Trump are much the same as the Know Nothings [Click] and will presumably go the same way.

    --Alan

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