Saturday, August 06, 2016

Drive-Bys Go Full Palin


Drive-Bys Go Full Palin on Trump

I'm telling you, I wonder how long it's going to be... Well, it's already happening, even before today.  But we do have a number of Republicans -- Meg Whitman being the most famous and noteworthy recently -- who are suggesting not only is it time to throw Trump overboard and get rid of Trump, it's time to sidle up to Hillary Clinton.  But I'm telling you, there seem to be so many people on our side that are deeply affected by what the media does.

They still believe that the only way we can ever win is to have a nominee or a candidate for whatever election is up that the media doesn't destroy.  And, of course, I said, "Well, then if you get that kind of nominee that the media doesn't want to destroy, they're really not going to be that good  going to be part of the accepted establishment."  [Rush Limbaugh]


Over the years  College Humor  has morphed from being obsessed by Lindsay Lohan and drunken frat parties to, viz,  one that takes it's cue from The Daily Show's leftist political humor. This recent entry is a good example. Most* of the quotes are accurate, and are the kind of truthful observations that propelled Trump into taking the GOP nomination despite an all out attempt by the GOPe to stop him.  So this cute little attempt use the Hildabeast to back-hand trump shows they view anything politically incorrect  as dangerous thinking.  I know.  

*One panel quotes Trump saying in the late '90s:
"I have black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. Those are the kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else."
Wikipedia have here listed just about every meaningful Trump quote from the 1980s onward.  This quote is tagged DISPUTED.  Trump responded:   He made up this quote. I've heard the quote before, and it's nonsense... I've never said anything like it, ever." – Meet the Press (24 October, 1999)
Fusion, the struggling millennial-centric news outlet, wrongly attributed a racist quote to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday.

An article that was featured on the very top of Fusion's home page described an application for a web browser that supposedly attached real past quotes from Trump to mentions of his name found online. "To be extra-clear: these are all real quotes that Donald Trump actually said..." read the article, written by Patrick Hogan.

One of those quotes said, "Laziness is a trait in blacks."

That line, however, is not directly from Trump. It is found in a 1991 tell-all by a former Trump employee, who alleges in his book that he heard Trump say those words to a black accountant at a Trump-owned establishment, according a 2011 article in the Huffington Post. [Full]


Since Donald Trump’s reality TV bona fides have carried him near the top of some early Republican polls, we’ll probably be reading about him for at least a few more months. Which is annoying, given his penchant for saying pompous, ignorant, racist, and sexist things in a never-ending quest for attention.

Luckily, there’s a way to make reading about Donald Trump much, much better. We wrote a custom extension for Google Chrome that adds a ridiculous Donald Trump quote to every online mention of his name.

To be extra-clear: these are all real quotes that Donald Trump actually said, such as:

“Laziness is a trait in blacks.”

“We need global warming.”

“Somebody’s doing the raping”

You can install the extension at the Chrome Web store by clicking here. (Or just download the crx file if you’d prefer to install the extension manually.)  [FULL]
Let me put it this way.  Trump is a successful businessman who runs his operations with a firm hand on the tiller.  He will not put up with liars or slackers, and in will call a spade a spade(don't even) and is, I think, scrupulously honest.   50 years ago he'd be played in the movies by Jimmy Stewart or Gary Cooper,  and directed by Frank Capra.   But, then, so could the vast majority of Americans. That's why I've been behind him from the get-go.  This is our last chance. Will I be happy with his every presidential decision?  Of course not; only I could meet that requirement.