Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Reads

Anybody who votes for Trump is either a raving misogynist or a dipshit.
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One of the major problems with Trump is his willingness to have fellow harasser Roger Ailes be on his campaign:

That Trump would reach out to a man as toxic as Ailes to advise his campaign, in spite of all conventional political logic, speaks to his total inability to understand the outrage that will likely sink his career. Trump is either so steeped in misogyny that he wouldn’t see the allegations about Ailes as problematic, or simply doesn’t care about how confiding in a man accused of such behavior could make women feel about him. More likely, he recognized in Ailes a fellow good old boy unfairly maligned by a social-justice-obsessed left.

In 20-some-odd days, there could be the first female president headed to the White House. Two female news anchors have already helped topple one of the most powerful heads of one of the most powerful news networks in the world, and now, a few beauty-pageant contestants, a People writer, and other women who claim to have gotten caught in the crosshairs of a famous billionaire could be responsible for putting the final nail in the Trump-campaign coffin. That they would have endured assault and abuse in order to get there is perhaps the saddest fact of an unexpectedly depressing year.
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This about sums Trump up:

A wounded bear is a dangerous thing. Detested and defeated, Donald Trump is now in a tear-the-country-down rage. Day after day, he rips at the last remaining threads of decency holding this nation together. His opponent is the devil, he says — hate her with all your heart. Forget about the rule of law. Lock her up!

He’s made America vile. He’s got angel-voiced children yelling “bitch” and flipping the bird at rallies. He’s got young athletes chanting “build a wall” at Latino kids on the other side. He’s made it O.K. to bully and fat-shame. He’s normalized perversion, bragging about how an aging man with his sense of entitlement can walk in on naked women.

Here’s his lesson for young minds: If you’re rich and boorish enough, you can get away with anything. Get away with sexual assault. Get away with not paying taxes. Get away with never telling the truth. Get away flirting with treason. Get away with stiffing people who work for you, while you take yours. Get away with mocking the disabled, veterans and families of war heroes.
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In case you are confused here is a timeline of Trump's alleged sexual assaults, including rape.
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