Thursday, November 03, 2016

Dems: "Et tu MoFo?"

Fairy Tales

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Trailing with time running out, Donald Trump denounced both Hillary and Bill Clinton Thursday as creatures of a corrupt political system who would use another pass at the Oval Office to enrich themselves at the expense of American families. Clinton turned to popular first lady Michelle Obama to rally voters in North Carolina, a state that could deliver a knockout blow to Trump.

Then she lay down in the third bed and it was just right and closed her eyes. As she was sleeping, the three bears came home. "Someone's been eating my porridge," growled the Papa bear.

The alternative reason for the media insisting that Hillary is holding on to a lead (aside from giving supporters reason to go to the polls).  They would have a foundation for defending against charges of monstrous vote fraud (should it work).  Oui?

Trump Groped Me!

Tom L Smith

Connie and Kim duToit

Okay, I'm an atheist. I'm just not a "rabid" one. In fact, I envy theists the comfort of their religion, and quite frankly, I'm not going to speak ill of how people manage to find spiritual comfort in this shitty world.

WHat people miss is the loneliness of atheism -- the fact that when you die, there's simple oblivion. There's no comforting thought of "being with your loved ones in heaven" or whatever -- in fact, there's no comfort whatsoever. 

Believe me: with Connie battling the last stages of terminal cancer, I WISH there was an afterlife so we could one day be together. But my (and her) intellect just can't accept religious belief, and many's the time we've cried together knowing that our time will end in... nothingness.

Allow me, then, to quote the thoughts of Arthur Balfour (a Christian):

"Imperishable monuments and immortal deeds, death itself and love stronger than death, will be as though they had never been. The energies of our system will decay, the glory of the sun will be dimmed, and the earth, tideless and inert, will no longer tolerate the race which has disturbed its solitude. Man will go down into the pit and all his thoughts will perish. The uneasy consciousness, which in this obscure corner has for a brief space broken the contented silence of the universe, will be at rest."

THAT thought is what atheists deal with, every single day.

Last week  I posted "The Atheist Delusion."  A few days ago I scrolled down to look at late comments, and found this measured response from Kim. Jolted me to the core. I lost Kim's email addy in my last crash, or I'd be doing this in person. "Connie battling the last stages of terminal cancer."  I wish there was something I could do. Connie's blog was every bit as compelling as Kim's, and together they were a treasure. Srsly.   I will pray for her, as I hope you'll also do in your own way. This fight ain't over yet.

Hollywood Alarm Grows ... LOL

Hollywood Alarm Grows Over Prospect of Donald Trump Victory
Res Ipsa Loquitur

Just talk to someone in Florida. It is wall-to-wall Trump ads.”
As the polls in the presidential race tighten, the mood in Hollywood this week is one of concern, worry and even abject fear — and it all centers on one question: Could Donald Trump pull off an upset on Tuesday?

In an industry that leans heavily to the left, for many it’s a nightmare scenario. The “October surprise” bombshell letter that FBI director James Comey sent to Congressional leaders on Friday triggered new levels of anxiousness over its impact on Hillary Clinton’s campaign.[...]

Some industry figures say they are losing sleep. Others say that business conversations inevitably turn to the latest polls or of other potential “bombshells.” Others who haven’t warmed up to Clinton say that they fear getting into political conversations at all.

“I’m fucking terrified,” said writer-director Adam McKay, via email. “If Trump were to win we will see a dismantling of our democracy we cannot imagine. I know that sounds dramatic but I think it’s a safe bet. I’m hoping silent sane Americans rise up to stamp down this ugliness. At the end of the day I still believe humans are getting better and smarter and that Trump is a burp from a bygone era.”

Ron Howard tweeted out a Huffington Post story that asked why the media has not been covering a woman’s claim that Trump raped her when she was 13 years old. (Her attorney informed them that the accuser had decided not to come forward after receiving threats)

“Can you hear the rosary beads clicking in my hand?” quipped producer Kevin McCormick.“We live in a bubble, I am afraid... Just talk to someone in Florida. It is wall-to-wall Trump ads.” He said that “everyone on both coasts I talk to, and even internationally, has a stomachache about it.”

California’s lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom said that he was “confident” because of the uphill climb that Trump has to “run the table” on swing states if he is to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. He also noted some of Wednesday’s polls which suggested that Clinton’s numbers had stabilized.

Norman Lear penned a piece earlier this week for the Huffington Post, called “I Laughed So Hard I Started to Cry,” in which he wrote, “Day to day, as it plays out, the political/social/economic scene invites my tears. The American people deserve so much more by way of steady, apolitical, selfless leadership than is being offered them from any direction. I could — and do — cry.  “And then, through my tears, I see Donald Trump. He’d be grotesquely hilarious, if he wasn’t so f———g dangerous. Still, my tears do not end in laughter.”

Bergthold said that she is still confident that Clinton will win, citing encouraging early vote numbers and her campaign’s superior ground game. Trump’s campaign, she said, doesn’t appear to have much of one.

Heather Thomas ... is confident that Clinton is going to win, “but I want her to have the Senate and the House,” she said.

To quote Norman Lear “I Laughed So Hard I Started to Cry,”