Archive for the ‘Election’ Category

Mugsy’s Electoral Predictions (2016 edition)

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There are 12 states labeled “toss ups”. But really, there are only four, and Trump’s only path to victory is if he sweeps them.

 
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November 7, 2016
Posted in: Election, Predictions, Seems Obvious to Me, voting

The Most Frightening Thing This Election is that One Of Them Will Win

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Happy Halloween. And with the latest round of “scandals” ping-ponging between the candidates each week (Trump’s sexual misconduct, now Hillary’s emails), the more I dread what’s in store for us over the next four years (notice I did NOT say “four to eight” years.) Last February, despite being an enthusiastic Bernie supporter, I conceded that if the choice […]

 
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October 31, 2016
Posted in: Election, Politics, Predictions, Rants

Could 1990 Texas Governors Race Foretell a Surprise Win for Hillary There?

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The 1990 race for governor of Texas bears an eerie similarity to the Clinton/Trump race as the two are now statistically tied to win the Lone Star State, possibly foretelling a surprise Clinton upset.

 
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October 24, 2016
Posted in: Election, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Scandals

Increasingly Unhinged, Trump Preps Supporters for Epic Loss with Talk of Election Rigging

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In final days of his campaign, Trump complains “the system is rigged” rather than express optimism for a surprise victory.

 
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October 17, 2016
Posted in: Election, myth busting, Right-Wing Insanity, Scandals, voting

BREAKING: Major Party Candidates are Duplicitous Frauds. Oh, and we’re all screwed

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There’s an old saying that “character” is who you are in private when no one is looking. Last week, WikiLeaks released thousands of emails belonging to Clinton campaign advisor John Podesta revealing (among other things) that what Clinton was telling cheering fans at her rallies or denying in those contentious televised debates was not what she […]

 
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October 10, 2016
Posted in: Election, Partisanship, Politics, Rants, Scandals

Smart Businessmen don’t Lose a Billion Dollars, Mr Trump

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According to Rudy Giuliani across several Sunday shows yesterday, the possibility Donald Trump may not have paid any income taxes for 18 years because he ran his company into the ground in 1995 makes him “a genius!”. Seriously. I’m not making that up. The former NYC mayor repeatedly defended the possibility that Trump may have paid absolutely nothing in […]

 
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October 3, 2016
Posted in: Election, Greed, Money, mystery, myth busting, Taxes

Mugsy’s Pre-Debate Analysis: Four Candidates. Zero Winners.

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Four candidates are left in the presidential race and all four have serious judgement issues that renders them ill-equipped to lead the most powerful nation on Earth. Most depressing of all is that one of them will win. At this point, all that is left is to hope the Congress elected along side them ensure […]

 
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September 26, 2016
Posted in: Election, Politics, Rants

Why No One is Buying Trump’s Renouncement of Birtherism

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Why is it no one believes Trump’s 11th hour conversion to renounce Birtherism? What does a bigot have to do?

 
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September 19, 2016
Posted in: Civil Rights, Election, myth busting, Racism, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy

15 Years After 9/11. Doesn’t Anyone Know How to End a War? A 21st Century “Marshall Plan”.

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After 15 years of war in the Middle East with no end in sight, how is it no candidate running for president can conceive of a new approach to ending America’s longest war?

 
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September 12, 2016
Posted in: Election, Middle East, National Security, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Friday FBI Doc Dump on Email Investigation Reinforces Belief Clinton’s Play By Own Rules

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The latest revelations about the FBI investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails shows someone who took unnecessary risks & failed to acquaint herself with procedure. Definitely not a first for the Clinton’s.

 
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September 5, 2016
Posted in: Crime, Election, Politics, Rants, Scandals

Tell me how More Guns would have prevented crossfire shooting death of Wade’s cousin?

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Over the weekend, Donald Trump was rightly excoriated for politicizing the death of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of Chicago Bulls superstar Dwyane Wade, after tweeting (natch) that such incidents would win him the African-American vote. Now, Trump rightly deserves condemnation for politicizing Aldridge’s death (and no, I’m not doing the same. I’m attributing no benefit/harm from this […]

 
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August 29, 2016
Posted in: Crime, Election, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Racism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity

Trump is the Living Embodiment of Plato’s ‘Republic’

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In Plato’s most famous novel “Republic”, he used the technique of magnifying small problems to reveal their true nature. Trump IS that magnification of the GOP.

 
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August 22, 2016
Posted in: Election, General, mystery, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me