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Three’s the charm?

Not gonna lie, I think I might fall asleep before this debate starts. I get up at 5 am so 9pm is pushing bedtime for me. Maybe I’ll take a nap. Don’t let that stop you from watching it and commenting.

Reports are that Roger Ailes gave up his part-time job coaching Donald because he couldn’t focus. I don’t know whether they’re trying to lower expections again – as if they could go any lower.

The most amusing part of this debate is the lengths that The Donald will go to invite guests that he thinks are going to make Hillary uncomfortable like a newly discovered ‘victim’ of Bill’s attentions or his alleged love child.

It’s almost as if Donald and his antebellum retinue simply can’t wrap their heads around a self-actualized woman who is beating their asses and threatening to bring extinction on their party. Can a woman with that much experience, confidence and momentum really ignore the feckless attempts at yumiliation Donald and his boys are planning? Um, yeah.


That’s why the first female president was always going to be like Hillary. It had to be her. She’s been tempered by fire. She had to be an overachiever. She had to be doggedly determined. She has to be one of the few people who “knows herself” and isn’t trying to be anything else. She’s not a reality TV star. She’s not playing games or asking for a break because she’s female.

She is simply who she is. Take it or leave it. Looks like the country is going to take it.

Ok, I’m going to take a snooze now. Be back in 45.


15 Responses

  1. Right on RD…
    Give me five…

    • {{high five}}
      {{fist bump}}
      {{shimmy, shimmy, shimmy}}

      She was awesome. Her one minute elevator pitch was perfect. She even spoke in grammatically correct sentences with subjects and predicates. Even with the bar set low for him Trump couldn’t do it.

  2. Holy Ascended Madoka!

    Not only does Kim Jong Orange (h/t Driftglass) display the mannerisms of a dictator, but to listen to his rhetoric, you’d think this country was as weak and sick now as Germany was in 1932. 😮

  3. At last, someone steps forward and says, “Have you no decency, sir.”
    Thank you, Hillary Clinton!

  4. She easily won. He once again proved himself to be the unstable loony toon he really is. I hate how he is graded on a curve, how people will say he “didn’t too bad” no matter how unprepared & uneducated he is on these topics. This man has the temperament of a drunken angry internet troll I CANNOT believe he is even on the same stage as this woman.

  5. Hillary was clearly speaking to foreign leaders tonight. She’s already the President. 🙂

  6. Wow mr.
    I like mr.
    I favorite you

  7. Meanwhile, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary “What is Aleppo?” Johnson has another question since the Trump Tape emerged:

    Mildly NSFW 😉

  8. “This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” 😛

  9. Another accuser of Kim Jong Orange comes forward.

    I thought it was supposed to be Hillary who would be undone by a steady drip-drip-drip of accusations and revelations? 😆

    Seriously, the VladiLeaked e-mails are mildly embarrassing, at worst, and the majority of them are boring, everyday stuff.

    *GASP* Hillary thinks like a shrewd, calculating politician! The horror! (I guess the people horrified by that would prefer a hothead with arrested development across the table from Putin or his Chinese counterpart, whose name I don’t feel like looking up.)

    Some of her people actually made mildly derogatory remarks about other people whom they expected never to see the e-mails! Quick, to the fainting couch! How many humans are such saints that they have never said anything bad about anyone, even when they think that person will never hear or read it?

    I’m starting to think the e-mails are real–or if Vlad’s gremlins did forge them, then Vlad needs to hire gremlins with more vivid imaginations. Despite the opinions of the hard Right and hard Left ends of the political “horseshoe” that the e-mails are damning, normal people find them trivial and boring, next to the misadventures of Donny the serial groper. 😛

    Putin thought he saw a unique opportunity to place someone unusually friendly to him and to Mother Russia in the White House, so he rolled the dice and told his spies to hack the e-mails. The dice look more and more like snake eyes, so he’ll shrug, trim his sails like the shrewd fellow he is, and prepare to mend fences with Our Hillary.

    Hillary, for her part, will need to retaliate (unless Obama does it first)–else Putin won’t respect us–but she’s too shrewd to make foreign policy on the basis of a personal grudge, so the retaliation will be strong enough to remind Putin not to do it again, but not so strong as to make him think we’re trying to overthrow him or ruin Russia.

    And the beat goes on… :mrgreen:

    • Oh, I forgot–thanks to Shadowfax, over on Uppity’s site, for finding the story. 🙂

  10. And who is Nursidik…?
    Indonesia Terbaru…?

    • I would guess that Nursidik (or whatever his or her real name is) is a spammer. I am not going to click the name, however, since malware may be waiting on the other end of that link. 😮

  11. Hillary killing it at the Al Smith dinner…
    I’ll wait for the highlights of her jokes only…
    I heard that the “orange toupee” is bombing…

  12. from http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-clinton-trump-third-debate-shade-20161020-snap-story.html

    “In the first debate, Clinton proved she could be as gentle a woman as the country’s men wanted; in the second debate, she’d proved she could be as measured a leader as the country’s people needed; and in the third, she proved she could be as authentically annoyed as she deserved.

    In three acts, Clinton demonstrated the unlearning process that guides many American women’s experiences: performing for men, leading for others, living true-to-self.

    We’ve never witnessed such a compressed, gendered metamorphosis in American political life. For many women, Clinton’s movement toward her own power is a historical moment. We’ll remember where we were when fire took our shape.”


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