Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday Reads

Yes, indeed it was the worst debate in television history.

Of course Hillary Clinton did just fine. It was Donald Trump who was horrible beyond belief. How anybody think he did better than the first debate, let alone "won" this debate is beyond me.

All of it was unbelievable in terms of what he said and did. The lowest was the part where he said he would investigate Clinton and put her in jail.

Just like a third world dictator.

As expected, the Scaifettes were indeed paid by the Trump campaign to attend last night's bloodbath.

Money has ALWAYS driven those women.

Those women weren't allowed to sit in the family box, either:

The campaign’s plan, which was closely held and unknown to several of Trump’s top aides, was thwarted just minutes before it could be executed when officials with the Commission on Presidential Debates intervened. The commission officials warned that, if the Trump campaign tried to seat the accusers in the elevated family box, security officers would remove the women, according to the people involved, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the discussions were confidential.

The gambit to give Bill Clinton’s accusers prime seats was devised by Trump campaign chief executive Stephen K. Bannon and Jared Kushner, the candidate’s son-in-law, and approved personally by Trump. The four women — three of whom have alleged that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted or harassed them years ago — were to walk in the debate hall at the same time as the 42nd president and confront him in front of a national television audience.

The stunt won't help Trump's dismal numbers.

Perhaps Trump exposing the sexism of the GOP is a public service of sorts, but one shouldn't peddle the fiction that the "left" is any better. If anything, men on the left are a thousand times worse because they worship sexual liberation and don't give a shit about women's rights.

A couple of obituaries to note:

Don Ciccone, singer and songwriter who had been a member of the Four Seasons, among other groups, has died at the age of 70:

After his time with the Critters, Ciccone joined the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. After the war, he was tapped by Frankie Valli to join the Four Seasons, where he played guitar and bass. He also contributed lead vocals to songs including "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" and "Rhapsody."


Champion boxer Aaron Pryor, 60, who I remember from many years ago when he was a champion junior welterweight, has died after a long battle with heart disease:

Pryor became champion when he knocked out Antonio Cervantes in the fourth round in 1980 in his hometown of Cincinnati. In 1982, Pryor defended his title against Alexis Arguello in a fight that was named the Fight of the Decade by Ring magazine. Pryor won the fight by stopping the loser in the 14th round.

Pryor had drug problems in the mid-1980s, and he was stripped of his title for failure to defend. Pryor permanently beat his drug habit in 1993.

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