Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Mountain Reds


15 comments:

  1. https://truthdig.com/report/item/welcome_to_1984_20160514

    “We will get more quagmires abroad, more blowback, more slaughter around the world and more training of fighters against us who will be more skilled to bring their fight here,” he said of a Clinton presidency. “Budgets will be more screwed against civilian necessities. There will be more Wall Street speculation. She will be a handmaiden of the corporatists and the military industrial complex. There comes a time, in any society, where the rubber band snaps, where society can’t take it anymore.”

    That is the last paragraph of the article. It is a very long read, but I thought it worthwhile.

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  2. Well, how about that. CNN has posted a USA map showing which states are leaning which way. And DT is not ahead.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/19/politics/road-to-270-electoral-college-map-5-october/index.html

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    1. The writer subscribes to the widespread excuse that Gore lost Florida because of Nader, which I do not. It was Gore who conceded on election eve, before it became clear that he might have won. It also conveniently ignores the question of his skill as a campaigner. As for Jill Stein, she isn't threatening anyone, and from where I stand she seems to have gone off the deep end this year. After re-registering as a Dem to vote for Bernie, I changed back to Green, and I voted Peace and Freedom as a pure (and I hope obvious) protest vote.

      Alan

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    2. The idea that Nader cost Gore the election also rests on the idea that all of Nader's voters would have otherwise voted Democratic rather than just staying home. I don't buy that.

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    3. Good point, Bill.

      --Alan

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  4. listener, thanks for that! That map looks soooooooooo gooooooooood!!!

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    1. I'm so pleased you could load it!!

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  5. Did anyone else throw something at the TV during the debate, when DT said again "Nobody has more respect for women than me"? I threw a magazine. Good thing I wasn't holding a book.

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  6. Debate preparation guide, from this morning's newspaper:

    http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur

    --Alan

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  7. This morning's polls; howzabout Utah?
    --Alan

    North Carolina: Clinton 46%, Trump 44%, Johnson 6% (SurveyUSA)

    Colorado: Clinton 40%, Trump 35%, Johnson 12% (Magellan)

    Arizona: Clinton 39%, Trump 34%, Johnson 6% (Arizona Republic)

    Virginia: Clinton 47%, Trump 38% (Tarrance)

    Wisconsin: Clinton 47%, Trump 40%, Johnson 6% (Monmouth)

    Georgia: Trump 46%, Clinton 43%, Johnson 2% (Clout Research)

    Pennsylvania: Clinton 45%, Trump 41%, Johnson 4% (Emerson)

    New Hampshire: Clinton 44%, Trump 36%, Johnson 10% (Emerson)

    Utah: McMullin 31%, Trump 27%, Clinton 24%, Johnson 5% (Emerson)

    New Hampshire: Clinton 49%, Trump 34%, Johnson 8% (UNH)

    Wisconsin: Clinton 50%, Trump 38% (PPP)

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  8. Electoral Vote Map [Click] Up to date; Ohio, Georgia, Arizona and Alaska, with 18, 16, 11 and 3 electoral votes respectively, are the only tossups left.

    --Alan

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    1. I have a friend in Arizona and know that she and her husband are definitely not voting for DT.

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