Why I Insist on Voting for Hillary Clinton

I’m with the NATO allies that want to count on America’s word, and every person on earth who’ll sleep easier on November 9 knowing Trump’s finger won’t be on the button.

Source: Why I Insist on Voting for Hillary Clinton – The Atlantic

And that includes me.



As A Mother & Survivor, I’m Having “Big Feelings” About Michelle Obama’s Speech

I can’t tell her I’m so full of rage and hurt I cannot bear to let it out. I can’t tell her that when I was twice her age, a man thought he could do whatever he wanted, and he raped me. I can’t tell her that to explain what one of the candidates for president is saying, I have to explain what “rape” is, and why I care so deeply about it. I can’t tell her I’m full of dread that the world she is entering will permit him not only to assault her, but also give him power over our entire country.

Source: As A Mother & Survivor, I’m Having “Big Feelings” About Michelle Obama’s Speech

Trump, the GOP, and the Fall

At this point there is no doubt that Donald Trump is the single worst major party presidential candidate in living memory, almost certainly the worst since the Civil War, and arguably the worst in the history of this nation. He is boastful and ignorant and petty, disdainful of the Constitution, a racist and a sexist, the enabler of the worst elements of society, either the willing tool of, or the useful idiot for, Vladimir Putin, an admirer of despots, an insecure braggart, a sexual assaulter, a man who refuses to honor contracts, and a bore.

Source: Trump, the GOP, and the Fall



Why Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood tape was the last straw for Paul Ryan and the GOP

Ryan’s tweet, and Trump’s continued free fall, suggests that the movement conservative narrative may finally be dying. The release of the tape may force regular Republican voters to face the reality that the movement conservatives’ demonization of minorities, organized workers, and women who demanded equality was never really about protecting hardworking American families. It was about creating a ruling class whose members could commit crimes against less powerful Americans with impunity. And so the vulgar boasting of a criminal thug may finally force the GOP to confront the ugly fantasy that has dominated its politics for a generation, and shock American politics back to decency.

Source: Why Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood tape was the last straw for Paul Ryan and the GOP — Quartz

Or not…


The consequences of the latest revelations about Douchebag Donald’s moral character are unfolding, but I just watched political strategist, Mac Wilber, talking on CNN. He had a great line:

The one thing we know about Donald is that he will shoot himself in the foot when the other one is bleeding.


Truth, Lies or Delusions


Prickly City: funny, very, very funny, believe me.


Truth or Lies 2

So here’s where we are: Pretty much everyone watching the debate agreed that Mike Pence lied over and over about simple stuff that’s on tape and easily verified. And yet pretty much everyone also agreed that he won the debate. Does anyone see the problem here?

Source: Mike Pence Lied Constantly Last Night. So How Can He Be the Winner of the Debate? | Mother Jones

A Week of Whoppers From Donald Trump

Virtually all of Mr. Trump’s falsehoods directly bolstered a powerful and self-aggrandizing narrative depicting him as a heroic savior for a nation menaced from every direction. Mike Murphy, a Republican strategist, described the practice as creating “an unreality bubble that he surrounds himself with.”

Source: A Week of Whoppers From Donald Trump – The New York Times

Working on the principle that, if you say it loud enough and often enough, some (or even quite a lot of) idiots will believe it… just like the Brexit lie that the UK sent £350 million a week to the EU.

The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen.

Source: The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen.

Fascinating read.