Monday, August 31, 2020

Trump, on Fox: "Shooting A Guy In The Back Many Times ... [The Cops] Choke Just Like In A Golf Tournament, They Miss A 3-Foot Putt"
And That Was Not The Most Insane Thing He Said (Though It Was The Most Offensive)

The steady deterioration of Donald Trump's mind is being broadcast in real time, thanks to Twitter and Fox and Trump's attention addiction.

Trump knows more about everything than anyone else, he has never made a mistake, China respects his very large brain, he knows the best words, hires the best people, makes the best deals . . . yet always seems to find himself in the shit. You'd think someone who has lied constantly for several decades would acquire a talent for it. Not Donald. When any obvious lie is mentioned, he must immediately construct and tell an even crazier lie to distract everyone's attention from the lie that no one believed. And on and on and on it goes.

That brings us to Monday night when Trump talked with Fox's Laura Ingraham for an hour (that's only Part 1!), sitting in his usual posture of someone patiently taking a dump, and (1) claimed the city of Portland has been burning for decades, (2) had no answer (not one word) when asked how his second term would calm racial tensions, (3) sounded like a five-year-old while telling a wacko story about "a plane from a certain city, and in the plane it was almost completely loaded with thugs wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms with gear and this and that ... there were like seven people in the plane ... and then a lot of people were on the plane to do big damage" during the RNC, (4) referenced "all of those horrible race riots" that occurred during Obama's presidency, (5) compared police shootings to golfers missing close-range putts, and (6) insisted (as he has more than 30 times already that the coronavirus will magically "go away" at some point in the future.

More "Uncut Lunacy" From Trump, Who Defends Accused Double-Murderer (It's An "Interesting Situation"), Claims Leftist Protesters Have "Killed A Lot Of People", Says His Kenosha Visit Could "Increase Love", States He Spoke To Blake Family's Pastor, But Family Says They Don't Have A Pastor


If Portland Has Been Burning And "Under Siege" For "Years" By Radical Leftist Maniacs, Why Hasn't Trump Said One Word About It Before Now?

The Trump Campaign Has Released At Least Three Anti-Biden Videos With Manipulated Audio And Video In The Last Three Days




Sunday, August 30, 2020

Breaking News: Killers, Torturers, Racists, Etc. Have Also Done Nice Things

Yes. Well . . .

Trump Retweets QAnon Claim Of Only 9,000 COVID Deaths (Part Of His Diarrheatic, Middle-Of-The-Night Spew Of 89 Tweets In 2 Hours); GOP Officials Endorse Vigilantism ("Citizen Soldiers") On CNN, Claiming Increased Violence Will Boost Trump's Poll Numbers

Looking at the Trump Tweet Archive, I counted 18 tweets and 70 retweets between 12:00 am and 2:04 am. 88 tweets in 124 minutes. (The slight difference is because Twitter deleted Trump's retweet of a bullshit QAnon claim that the US has had only 9,000 deaths from COVID-19. This is the deleted tweet, found at FactBase's archive of now-deleted Trump tweets.)

(By the way, this machine-gun retweeting is a clear violation of Twitter's spamming policy. Trump has been guilty of this countless times. A civilian's account would have been banned for this practice many years ago.)
12:00 am - 12:59 am: 13 tweets / 36 retweets
 1:00 am -  1:59 am:  4 tweets / 34 retweets
 2:00 am -  2:04 am:  1 tweet
There were 20 retweets from @PollWatch2020 in 18 minutes: 8 between 1:29-1:33 and 12 from 1:41-1:47.

A more detailed breakdown of Trump's breakdown:
12:00: "The big backlash going on in Portland cannot be unexpected after 95 days of watching and incompetent Mayor admit that he has no idea what he is doing. The people of Portland won't put up with no safety any longer.The Mayor is a FOOL. Bring in the National Guard!"

[7 retweets, including 6 in 2 minutes]

12:12: "Our great National Guard could solve these problems in less than 1 hour."

12:18: "Wheeler is incompetent, much like Sleepy Joe Biden. This is not what our great Country wants."


12:28: "ANTIFA is a Radical Left group that only wants bad things for our Country."

[1 retweet]

12:31: "Democrat "Leadership" has no clue. Request help now....Problem Over!!! "

[3 rewteets]

12:36: "Disgraceful Anarchists. We are watching them closely, but stupidly protected by the Radical Left Dems!"

12:36: "RT @RealJamesWoods: Basement flooded?"


12:38: "RT @RealJamesWoods: #KillerCuomo should be in jail."

12:39: "Play Football Big Ten!"

[This 5-tweet run is a great example of his ping-ponging mind. Then 4 tweets and 14 retweets]

12:59: "The National Guard is Ready, Willing and Able. All the Governor has to do is call!"

[1 tweet, 1 retweet]

1:12: "Their minds are gone!!!"


1:39: "Michael knows!!!"

[14 retweets, including 4 in 30 seconds]

1:48: "Moving along nicely. MAGA!"

[1 tweet]

2:04: "LAW & ORDER!!!"

[Nothing for eight hours]

10:36 (3 tweets): "Ted Wheeler, the wacky Radical Left Do Nothing Democrat Mayor of Portland, who has watched great death and destruction of his City during his tenure, thinks this lawless situation should go on forever. Wrong! Portland will never recover with a fool for a Mayor....
....He tried mixing with the Agitators and Anarchists and they mocked him. He would like to blame me and the Federal Government for going in, but he hasn't seen anything yet. We have only been there with a small group to defend our U.S. Courthouse, because he couldn't do it....
..The people of Portland, like all other cities & parts of our great Country, want Law & Order. The Radical Left Democrat Mayors, like the dummy running Portland, or the guy right now in his basement unwilling to lead or even speak out against crime, will never be able to do it!"

10:38: "The only way you will stop the violence in the high crime Democrat run cities is through strength!"
Pretty much what any sane and well-balanced individual will get up to in the early AM hours.

"The Central Element Of The Trump Republican Party Is The Right Of Private Deadly Force To Defend The Racial Order" (David Frum)

Big Surprises.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Trump's Least Surprising Comment Of The Year

Mike Levine, ABC, May 30, 2020:
President Donald Trump has repeatedly distanced himself from acts of violence in communities across America, dismissing critics who point to his rhetoric as a potential source of inspiration or comfort for anyone acting on even long-held beliefs of bigotry and hate.

"I think my rhetoric brings people together," he said last year, four days after a 21-year-old allegedly posted an anti-immigrant screed online and then allegedly opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 and injuring dozens of others.

But a nationwide review conducted by ABC News has identified at least 54 criminal cases where Trump was invoked in direct connection with violent acts, threats of violence or allegations of assault. ...

Reviewing police reports and court records, ABC News found that in at least 12 cases perpetrators hailed Trump in the midst or immediate aftermath of physically assaulting innocent victims. In another 18 cases, perpetrators cheered or defended Trump while taunting or threatening others. And in another 10 cases, Trump and his rhetoric were cited in court to explain a defendant's violent or threatening behavior. ...

Thirteen cases identified by ABC News involved violent or threatening acts perpetrated in defiance of Trump, with many of them targeting Trump's allies in Congress. But the vast majority of the cases – 41 of the 54 – reflect someone echoing presidential rhetoric, not protesting it.

ABC News could not find a single criminal case filed in federal or state court where an act of violence or threat was made in the name of President Barack Obama or President George W. Bush.

The 54 cases identified by ABC News are remarkable in that a link to the president is captured in court documents and police statements, under the penalty of perjury or contempt. These links are not speculative – they are documented in official records. And in the majority of cases identified by ABC News, it was perpetrators themselves who invoked the president in connection with their case, not anyone else. ...

The perpetrators and suspects identified in the 54 cases are mostly white men – as young as teenagers and as old as 75 – while the victims largely represent an array of minority groups – African-Americans, Latinos, Muslims and gay men. ...

In many cases of assault or threat, charges are never filed, perpetrators are never identified or the incident is never even reported to authorities. And most criminal acts committed by Trump supporters or his detractors have nothing to do with the president. But in 54 cases, court records and police reports indicated some sort of link.

Nevertheless, Trump has said he deserves "no blame" for what he called the "hatred" seemingly coursing through parts of the country. ...

The White House did not respond to a request seeking comment for this report.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Trump: "You Know What I Say? Protest This, Your Ass. I Don't Talk About My Ass."

With fewer than 70 days before the election, they finally found their slogan:


There Is ALWAYS A Tweet

No Teleprompter In New Hampshire!

Yet Another Right-Wing Snowflake

The Improvement From An Editor's Light Touch

State Of The Union, 2020

(The quote is 100% real. Roughly 40% of Americans support this bold, clear, and concise vision for the future.)

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

RNC Convention [sic], Night 4: "Thanks To Advancements, We Have Pioneered The Fatality Rate" (Or: "The Results Speak For Themselves")

185,000 Dead. 55 Million Unemployed.

Trump's Bid For A Second Term: "Nobody Knows What I Do"

Trump Has Built 5 Miles Of New Wall In Almost 4 Years (According To The US Government)

A Never-Ending Stream Of Lies





Trump Sycophant Says Trump Wants More Violence In More Cities Because He Thinks It Will Get Him Re-elected