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Summarize this election in 3 words:

My son just challenged me with this.
His answer?

TRUMP VERSUS OBAMA

That should be enough to energize anyone, even those firmly on the fence, to get to the polls tomorrow.

What does the N in Nazi stand for?

National, as in National Socialist Workers Party.
Trump labeled himself a Nationalist earlier this week. His worst supporters knew exactly what he meant; we better also understand his meaning.

"Jobs Not Mobs"

What a winning slogan.
While the GOP sits back, Trump is now the marketing department for the party, and establishes the brand and the ideas they all have to run on.
How do you think that’s going to work out for you, assholes? Trump’s already said it’s not going to be his fault if you lose.

If ya'll like Lindsey,

then you're going to love Nikki.
I have been involved in SC politics since the 70s, and was hearing two weeks ago that she would resign before the end of the year.
A lot of speculation that Lindsey will move into the AG office, and she will of course be appointed to serve out his term and then run for re-election in 2020, or possibly be on the ticket if Trump doesn't run. In any event, she is looking at positioning herself for a Presidential run in 2024.

NIKKI HALEY IS DONALD TRUMP IN A DRESS WITH EXPERIENCE, A VOCABULARY AND AN ADDITIONAL 50 IQ POINTS.

She is dangerous because she seems so rational and pleasant. She was by far the most right-wing Governor we have ever had, and understands how to play the political game and eviscerate her opponents while smiling the whole time and saying "Well, bless his heart."

Do not underestimate her cunning or her ambition.

Thank you, Arizona !

McCain’s thumbs down on ACA repeal and Flake’s end run around old man Grassely have to be two of Trump’s biggest Fuck You’s since the bastard defiled the White House.
Trump may hate Arizona more than California.

A prediction for tomorrow

I think we move to an FBI investigation.
I think several repubs, mainly Flake, Murkowski, Collin, maybe even Corker, might jointly state that they are not ready to vote Yes until the FBI takes a look.

What Trump might then do about the DOJ would be anybody’s guess, but I think there are at least a half dozen dedicated republicans who are afraid that this process is going to permanently damage their party.

Just throwing that out there. Wouldn’t want to have to bet money on it.

This is better than burning your Nikes to hurt the company's feelings

A SC man set his house - and himself - on fire to get back at his wife.

https://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/article218121565.html

from the article:
An Inman man tried to burn himself alive in a rental home and setting fire to the house instead, according to a police incident report.
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The man was soaking wet and had a nose bleed, according to the report. Officers stopped him and asked him what happened.
The man said he was upset with the mother of his children and “just tired of dealing with her,” according to the report. The man then decided to pour gasoline throughout the house.
He told police he laid down on the bed and started the fire, according to the report. The man then realized “fire was hot” and tried to put himself out.

Who says people can't learn and grow from their mistakes. Once he found out that "fire was hot" he took steps to correct the situation.

"What was Nike thinking?"

That was the text of Trump's oft-maligned tweet this morning.
To give the 'businessman' a non-snarky answer, it was just reported that Nike's online sales jumped 31% after the news broke about the new ad campaign. So, maybe they were thinking about a money-making move that also fought against the climate of racism that is present in this society and endemic in this Administration.

And, while their stock price did drop about 3% when the story hit, it has since recovered much of that drop and is still trading near its two year high.

So, unlike you, maybe they were actually thinking.

3rd most important thing to preserve democracy

Third is the right to free elections, which we have every 2, 4 or 6 years.
More important on a daily basis are an independent, non-political judiciary; and a strong and unrestricted free press to hold the government accountable.

Trump knows that undermining the first two makes it possible to eventually restrict the third.

My All-Star band in college

I wasn't in a band in college (1970-74) but I did take a creative writing course my Junior year.
For a short story, I had a deus ex machina where a guy could bring 3 musicians who had died in the past few years back to life, and could then go 30 years into the future to see how things turned out. (30 years?! I would be in my 50's, no way I could see living that long )
In my story, he brought back Jimi, Janis and Jim Morrison (in reality I would have substituted Duane Allman for one of those, but I did not want him to suffer the consequences of my story.)
Thirty years later Jimi was a TV evangelist, having never recovered from a massive overdose of LSD. Jim Morrison had given up music and partying and was a Mormon far-right US Senator, and Janis was the national spokesperson for Mary Kay Cosmetics.

The moral of the story was, I guess, that things don't always work out like we plan.

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