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Next Debate: If Only Somebody Would Ask These Questions…

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Shakes things up just a tad while leveling the playing field after the first bulldozing of fair and balanced and truth by avalanching Trump. You know you would love it…

Sonny Bunch @ The Washington Free Beacon:

  • Mr. Trump, you’ve referred to women, and I’m paraphrasing here, as fat ugly horrible disgusting pigs. Why do you think they’re expending energy complaining about this when they should be working to drop all that extra weight?
  • Mrs. Clinton, how will you serve as president when you’re sitting in prison for all your email-related crimes? Does the Constitution allow you to pardon yourself for your wanton criminality?
  • Mr. Trump, your hotels are fabulous and classy—really, they are the best hotels. Will you update the White House’s interior decorations? Will you save the American people money by stiffing the subcontractors who install all the gold lamé curtains?
  • Mrs. Clinton, why did your husband cheat on you repeatedly?
  • Mr. Trump, isn’t it ridiculous that people think Vladimir Putin—who you are friendly with and just wants to do right by the people of Russia, a worthy goal for a national leader—would hack Hillary’s emails? How would you apologize to him for the vicious slanders he has endured these past few months?
  • Follow up for Mr. Trump: When you suggested in the last debate that a 400 pound hacker was behind recent hacks of the DNC and others, were you implying that Chris Christie was behind it?
  • Mrs. Clinton, did you personally order the attack on the Benghazi compound, or did you just cackle with glee while it happened?
  • Mr. Trump, which nation should we take the oil from next? Venezuela? Canada? The world is yours.
  • Mrs. Clinton, how does it feel to steal jobs from hardworking Americans and ship them to foreigners that, I assume, chant “Death to America” on a regular basis?
  • Mr. Trump, final question: How much do you love America?
  • Mrs. Clinton, final question: How many souls did you consume to cure yourself of the “pneumonia” you were suffering from?

Lester Holt Asked Trump 15 Questions, Clinton 2 Questions

A close analysis of the transcript of the first presidential debate on Monday night shows that moderator Lester Holt of NBC News asked 15 questions exclusively of Republican nominee Donald Trump, and only 2 questions exclusively of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The analysis, posted on social media and drawing intense attention on Reddit, walks through the entire 90-minute exchange and notes Holt asked six questions of both candidates, in addition to Trump’s 15 and Clinton’s two.

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Breitbart News noted that Holt intervened several times to “fact-check” Trump — often erroneously — while never checking Clinton’s facts, even when she was completely wrong, as in her claim that she had never flip-flopped on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In addition, the Washington Examiner‘s Eddie Scarry notes Holt asked Trump six follow-up questions, and none of Clinton, leaving Trump “having to debate the highly anticipated event’s moderator as well as his Democratic opponent.”

In debate, Clinton gets no follow-up questions, Trump gets 6

See how that works?

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The Foul Stench of Immunity

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And we are supposed to STFU and just hold our collective noses…

William McGurn @ WSJ: The Secrets of Cheryl Mills: If there was no evidence of criminal activity, why all the immunity?

Now we learn about the multiple immunity deals. Immunity in exchange for information that will help make the case against higher-ups is not unusual. Even so, the Mills deal carries a special stink.

To begin with, Ms. Mills was pretty high up herself. As Mrs. Clinton’s chief of staff, she was in the thick of operations. In 2012, while working at State, she traveled to New York to interview candidates for a top job at the Clinton Foundation.

More disturbing still, not only was Ms. Mills granted immunity for the content on her laptop, she was permitted to act as Mrs. Clinton’s attorney even though she herself was also a witness in the investigation.

This was allowed in part because she told the FBI she knew nothing of Mrs. Clinton’s private server until after she’d left the State Department. But this claim is suspect and contradicted by emails that have since emerged. These include one to Huma Abedin asking, “hrc email coming back—is server ok?”

The special treatment accorded Ms. Mills also reeks on a more fundamental level. As a rule, the Justice Department is aggressive about going after lawyers for any perceived conflict of interest. This would include, for example, a lawyer who wanted to represent different parties in a trial.

By giving Ms. Mills a pass to serve as Mrs. Clinton’s attorney in an investigation in which she was a material witness, Justice allowed her to shield her communications with Mrs. Clinton under attorney-client privilege. Indeed, Ms. Mills invoked that privilege during her own FBI interview.

Imagine Tom Hagen, the mob lawyer played by Robert Duvall in “The Godfather,” discussing with Don Corleone who was to get whacked—and then invoking the lawyer-client relationship to hush it up. Think of it this way and you begin to get the picture.

Jonathan Turley: Clinton confidant’s immunity deal looms over debate: FBI appears to have undermined its own investigation with ill-considered witness agreements.

Last night Hillary promised, among other things, to designate a “special prosecutor” to enforce trade deals. Some double-timing on social media during last night’s debate between Trump and Clinton immediately speculated it would be James Comey.

MORE:

FBI Director James Comey says Clinton aide Cheryl Mills’ immunity was ‘not irregular’

Clinton Camp’s Benenson: Immunity Deals Given To Clinton Staffers Are “Fairly Appropriate And Routine”

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Best Post-Debate Point So Far … “Re-Training”???

This morning on FOX & Friends Gold Star Parents Billy and Karen Vaughn, Trump supporters and his guests at last night’s debate, made very valid and solid points about this election and the establishment ‘status quo’ expert politicians who are the problem in this country.

@ around 2:10 Mt Vaughn excoriates, a little indirectly, the American media’s disregard for the average American, citing how the only reason why these morning anchors were talking to and listening to him and his wife is because their son had been KIA.

But I want you to pay close attention to something Mr. Vaughn points out @ 3:10 something very striking that was probably not only not heard last night, but not clearly listened to when/if heard regarding the Hillary proposed “re-training” of this nation’s police officers, and hit on how such “re-training” of our US Military has failed horribly and cost lives.

BOOM!!!!

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The Debate Rate

I’m going to be a bit brief and to the point because last night’s “debate” was just, yet, another exercise in mainstream media intervention and kinship with the democrat candidate/party.

I can only assume maybe Lester Holt forgot the page in the make-up room with the “questions” he had jotted down for Hillary Clinton about …

1. Benghazi

2. deleted emails and multiple immunities and cover-ups

3. hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees before Wall Street entities, hedge funds and big banks that she continues to demonize and refuses to release the transcripts of said speeches

4. the growing questions about the Clinton Foundation “charity” that has taken in millions and millions and has actually given out so very little in actual charity

5. quid pro quo/pay-to-play while she was Secretary of State with “donations” going into the Clinton Foundation coffers

6. taking millions from foreign countries that severely oppress woman and girls, imprison and/or execute gays, and practice a barbaric inhumane form of corporal punishment (lashing) and execution (beheading)

7. serious concerns and questions about your health

8. Not any … ANY … follow-up by Holt regarding Sid Blumenthal in the “birther” and email scandals where his direct and filthy fingerprints are everywhere. However, no doubt, if Lester Holt had just a few more moments he might have asked Trump about the endorsement of him by whatever KKK or David Duke asshole.

Those are just off the top of my head.

After the last gathering a couple weeks ago with NBC’s Matt Lauer, the word went out from the Hillary camp that they were not permitted to challenge or confront her, hell, and directly question her on anything. And that Holt had better “fact check” everything Trump said. Holt interrupted Trump over 30 times, and Hillary half that many. But what Trump did last night was something no republican candidate has really ever done at these debates before. He stood strong and would not be silenced by these interruptions and bullshit premises in Holt’s questions.

To me Donald Trump had a very good first 1/4 – 1/2 of the debate. Hillary is a ‘professional’ establishment politician and debater. She tried to stress her “experience”, but Trump pointed out her experience was bad and failed. He also pointed out, during an exchange about nuclear weapons, that he agreed with Hillary that nukes are the most important threat facing us today … and NOT “climate change” as she and her ilk like to put above everything else.

Lost opportunities for Trump:

1. When discussing her plans for ‘renewable energy’ Trump neglected to point out Hillary’s having said she will put coal miners out of work. He also needed to say this when she was pushing the greatness of ‘investing’ money into solar panels, etc.: Solyndra, and all the other alternative energy technology Obama has pumped billions of taxpayer dollars into these last eight years that funneled huge pay-offs to CEOs before those businesses went under with our money, lost jobs, and countless millions of dollars in materials that went to waste.

2. When Hillary patted her “stamina” as great for having sat through 11 hours of congressional questioning Trump missed the prime opportunity to point out the 13 long and deadly hours that Americans in Benghazi fought to save themselves and the rest of the Americans working there under her digression that were abandoned. How dare she compare her 11 hours to the 13 hours those people went through in order to bolster her “stamina” level. And Trump then should have invited Hillary to talk with his guest at the debate, Mark “Oz” Geist, who could compare and contrast his 13 hours to her 11 hours in a comfortable seat with bathroom/coughing/meal breaks and gentle coddling and empathy from her democrat party colleagues on the Congressional panel. It “makes a yuge difference”, after all…

3. When Hillary deemed all Americans as “racist” Trump should have jumped all over her and that shit and defended Americans. It would have been his Reagan-esque “Well, there you go again…” moment in pointing out her now massively expanding of her generalizing to calling 1/2 his supporters “deplorable”.

4. Trump kept saying about Hillary’s staff in regards to the FBI investigation of her email scandal “Taking the 5th”. Yes, but I believe he was trying to recall and meant how so many of Hillary’s top staffers had been recently discovered to have been given “immunity” before being called to testify, and THEN pleading “the 5th” to avoid answering anything, and in at least one situation violated the Congressional subpoena to appear. Far worse than just simply “taking the 5th”.

My strongest recommendations to Trump and his staff going forward:

a. Iraq War: Whatever the Hell he did or didn’t say as being for/against it is a non-sequitur because he made the comment as a private civilian … as opposed to Hillary Clinton who had the intelligence, the power and the “yes” vote to go to war in Iraq. Trump’s opinion(s) had no bearing on the Iraq war whatsoever. Her words and actions, on the other hand, did.

b. Birther: Trump pointed out and stressed the facts about when/how/who started the Obama controversy in 2008 during Hillary’s primary battle with Obama. He is right when he points out his dust-up in the past over the question of Obama’s birth resulted in Obama finally releasing a birth certificate. Also, it should be pointed out that there was/is nothing “racist” about questioning and disagreeing with Barack Obama about anything.

c. Tax Returns: Repeat how he is under IRS audit, as many Americans have experienced, and is following the experienced guidance of his tax lawyers, which she, Hillary, should understand being a lawyer herself. However, he believes Americans might find the 30+ thousand missing emails, and the transcripts of her multiple Wall Street speeches, for starters, far more interesting.

d. Sexual Harassment: Yes, get personal if she dares go there again. Her husband’s past and (by Colin Powell’s emails) continuing indiscretions. Her taking of millions of dollars from foreign countries that treat women and LGBTQs “deplorably”. Her having laughingly defending of a rapist of a 12 year old girl, and her “deplorable” characterization of the victimized girl.

e. Foreign Policy Experience: Aside from his business experience around the world, Trump needs to point out just a couple points about Hillary’s experience. The NorKs are where they are with their nuclear weapons advancements because of the technology they were given by her husband while he was POTUS. As we speak, Iran is crapping all over the much praised “Iran Nuke Deal” she is partly responsible for, and it will have the same end results as her husband’s deal with NorK has. Remind her that she called Syria’s Pres. al Assad a “reformer”. Remind her that her “restart” button with Russia has been less successful than trying to carry water in a sieve. Ask her something that has never been even remotely approached by anyone, especially the MSM … Compare and contrast the way Iraq’s Saddam Hussein met ‘justice’ (legally tried and hanged by the Iraqi government) to how her dethroning of Muammar Gaddafi ended with no trial and his rape and butchering in the street by the “rebels” she supported.

f. the next debate(s) simply inform the moderator(s) “I have already answered that question (___ number of times), and I’ll not be wasting anymore time tonight with it” when you know you have answered it to whatever degree of importance you feel the American people deem it.

And so while Donald Trump’s biggest failing last night was his amateur status as a career politician, Hillary very successfully displayed her professional career politician gravitas that nobody in the talking-heads faction of this nation gives a flying-fuck-at-the-moon that the American people are sick and tired of establishment career politicians taxing/regulating/dictating and in general making a mountainous mess of this country and our lives.

And Hillary … Well, she claimed to be so, so pro small business and how important small businesses are to jobs and the economy … And literally in the next ‘controlled’ breath Hillary insisted the minimum wage must be raised. Trump needed to jump all over the current evidence that in areas/cities where the minimum wage has been raised to the latest demanded rates small business have suffered greatly. from cutting back on employees and their hours to automatizing with non-human workers in favor of investing in technology, and even closing their doors as they go out of business. Had he jumped all over her for that I believe she would’ve been toast and prime for the picking over whatever else she said the rest of the debate.

MORE:

Lester Holt: The Third Debater?

Lester Holt spins debate for Hillary 6 huge ways, plays ‘Gotcha’ with Trump

Media called on to fact-check #DebateNight, tallies sexist interruptions of Hillary Clinton instead

BUSTED: Eric Bolling calls out Lester Holt for THIS blatant Hillary Clinton debate bias

Howard Kurtz: Clinton and Holt versus Trump

WOW! Just WOW! Hillary Says All Americans Are Guilty of Implicit Racism

How Trump won over a bar full of undecideds and Democrats … Alcohol: An even greater equalizer…

Presidential debate surprise: Clinton loses ground among some voters in North Carolina

Howard Dean the assclown:

POST-DEBATE POLLS:

Majority of snap polls show Trump won debate by a landslide despite CNN’s overwhelming victory for Hillary in biggest official survey … Even shithead Michael Moore agrees

TIME: Vote Now: Who Won the First Clinton-Trump Debate?

CNBC: Vote: Who won the first presidential debate?

**DRUDGE POLL** WHO WON THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE?

VIDEO – Charles Krauthammer: Clinton, Trump fight to a draw with Trump coming out on top

AoSHQ: The Plural of Anecdote is Not “Data;” It is WINNING

Southeast Michigan Man Mows 58,000 Square-foot ‘TRUMP’ Sign Into Lawn

Don Surber: Trump won — bigly

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Debate Bait…

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Because the delicate little snowflakes might shit themselves if they hear something like the truth. Fucking bunch of pussies…

Hillary insisted she have a small platform behind her podium so that beastly man isn’t so much taller than she is…

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For those who don’t have work in the morning…

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Let there be guests!

Clickbait whore

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Angel in The Bullpen…

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The sporting world is reeling from the tragic death of Florida Marlins young pitcher Jose Fernandez (and two others) in a boating accident over the weekend. But even more so is the Miami Cuban-American community. I am seeing several of my friends express their heartbreak and heartache over the loss of this promising young man who defied the odds and made his way to the United States. Fernandez made no less than 4 attempts to make his way to our shores from Castro’s communist Cuba in a boat so that he could achieve the American dream for himself and his family.

On the 4th attempt Fernandez, then 15 years old, recalls hearing somebody fall overboard after a big wave hit the boat. He jumped in, knowing he was young and strong enough to help whomever it was. When he reached them he discovered it was his own mother who had been washed overboard, and pulled her to safety. They eventually made it to Miami where a new life filled with freedom, hopes and dreams awaited them. His abuela, still in Cuba, was his biggest fan (tissue alert)…

Watching Marlins Manager Don Mattingly fighting to make it through his grief to speak about this loss of Fernandez opens old wounds for we longtime Cleveland Indians fans that were made in March of 1993 when our team lost two players (nearly 3) in a similar boating accident, and we watched our then manager Mike Hargrove and fellow players try hard to express their loss and grief to the public

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Florida Marlins franchise and fans, we longtime Cleveland Indians fans are with you at this tragic time, we feel your loss deeply. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Florida Marlins team and franchise, the family of Jose Fernandez, and all the fans, especially in Miami.

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Down the Stretch and Changing Horses…

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As this race tightens and we head into the first 2016 presidential debate tonight between GOP candidate Donald Trump and DNC candidate Hillary Clinton there are still those who are up in the air about whom they will cast a vote for in November.

The latest:

AoSHQ: Neck and Neck: National Polls Put It At A One Point Race, With Trump Ahead in Some; Trump Ahead By One Point in Colorado, Behind By One Point in Pennsylvania

That said…

“Dilbert” cartoonist and blogger Scott Adams is switching his endorsement/support from Hillary Clinton and voting for Donald Trump. Here is an outline on his five reasons why:

1. Things I Don’t Know:

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Given the uncertainty about each candidate – at least in my own mind – I have been saying I am not smart enough to know who would be the best president. That neutrality changed when Clinton proposed raising estate taxes. I understand that issue and I view it as robbery by government.

2. Confiscation of Property: Clinton proposed a new top Estate Tax of 65% on people with net worth over $500 million. Her website goes to great length to obscure the actual policy details, including the fact that taxes would increase on lower value estates as well….

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3. Party or Wake:

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4. Clinton’s Health: To my untrained eyes and ears, Hillary Clinton doesn’t look sufficiently healthy – mentally or otherwise – to be leading the country…

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5. Pacing and Leading: Trump always takes the extreme position on matters of safety and security for the country, even if those positions are unconstitutional, impractical, evil, or something that the military would refuse to do. Normal people see this as a dangerous situation. Trained persuaders like me see this as something called pacing and leading. Trump “paces” the public – meaning he matches them in their emotional state, and then some. He does that with his extreme responses on immigration, fighting ISIS, stop-and-frisk, etc. Once Trump has established himself as the biggest bad-ass on the topic, he is free to “lead,” which we see him do by softening his deportation stand, limiting his stop-and-frisk comment to Chicago, reversing his first answer on penalties for abortion, and so on. If you are not trained in persuasion, Trump look scary. If you understand pacing and leading, you might see him as the safest candidate who has ever gotten this close to the presidency. That’s how I see him.

So when Clinton supporters ask me how I could support a “fascist,” the answer is that he isn’t one. Clinton’s team, with the help of Godzilla, have effectively persuaded the public to see Trump as scary. The persuasion works because Trump’s “pacing” system is not obvious to the public. They see his “first offers” as evidence of evil. They are not. They are technique.

And being chummy with Putin is more likely to keep us safe, whether you find that distasteful or not. Clinton wants to insult Putin into doing what we want. That approach seems dangerous as hell to me.

6. Persuasion: Economies are driven by psychology. If you expect things to go well tomorrow, you invest today, which causes things to go well tomorrow, as long as others are doing the same. The best kind of president for managing the psychology of citizens – and therefore the economy – is a trained persuader. You can call that persuader a con man, a snake oil salesman, a carnival barker, or full of shit. It’s all persuasion. And Trump simply does it better than I have ever seen anyone do it.

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I included all the text of #5 because Limbaugh read it on the radio today, and I feel it gets to the core of what the bulk of non-Hillary/pro-Trump voters are feeling as well. But read the whole thing. And completely unaware of the reality of how America feels right now about the elitist establishment politics as usual in the government, Hillary tweets this…

Of course, 3 of the 5 are democrats, followed by the last two “Progressive” republicans who have forged a relationship with the Clintons. But, you know, Hillary’s reality is above, like, REALITY.

Meanwhile, tonight’s debate is expected to be a record breaker in viewership. Bigger still, as the Clinton handlers are trying to put the pressure on debate moderator Lester Holt to “fact-check” Donald Trump, a poll shows nearly half the people are expecting Holt and other debate moderators to come to wear CNN’s Candy Crowley’s sensible pumps and help Hillary out on stage.

Hillary Camp Warns Moderators: Shut Down Trump: Campaign manager lays groundwork for blaming debate moderators if Clinton crumbles … Because, you know, women can do anything a man can do, even better … But girls need help when it gets tough.

MORE:

I Was RFK’s Speechwriter. Now I’m Voting for Trump. Here’s Why.

Donald Trump Is Winning September

Reported H.W. Bush Vote For Hillary Is EXACTLY Why Many Republicans Support Trump

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On a street in Ohio, defiant Democrats flock to Trump

Why Democrats in Western Pennsylvania Are Voting Trump

Ahead of debate, Trump endorsed by U.S. immigration officers

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