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Bloomberg: The FBI Wants to Make America Great Again

Itís not just that FBI Director James Comey informed Congress that there may be things on Anthony Weinerís computer pertinent to his investigation of Hillary Clintonís private e-mail server. Nor is it the extraordinary Wall Street Journal coverage this week that revealed frustrations in the bureau over alleged Justice Department pressure to slow-walk an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

The cherry on this banana-republic split is a tweet published Monday from a long-dormant Twitter account called @FBIRecordsVault. It disclosed that new records of the bureauís probe into Bill Clintonís pardon of Marc Rich had been released because of a Freedom of Information Act request.
Comey appears to have done his best to stay out of the election, but he is in the middle of it now. Through leaks and tweets, people in his bureau appear to be helping Donald Trump -- a man who has called for Clinton to be jailed. Ironic that Trump is the one who keeps saying the election will be rigged.

I'm sure a number around here have been having some similar feelings.

Bloomberg: Tracking the 2016 Presidential Money Race

October 28, 2016

Sometimes looking at where the ad money is being spent and where the candidates are campaigning gives one a sense of where the two sides feel they're competitive. I think Nate Silver incorporates some of this in his analysis. I was curious and wanted to get my head around the money side of the campaign. This is a pretty good comprehensive report. I didn't see it linked recently (sorry of I missed it in my search)

It does show ads dollar by state. But Trump apparently has given up VA so you have to take things like that into consideration when you look at the numbers. He's only spent around 50% of what she has for all his big money bluster (bullshit).

Total Raised to Date . . . . . . . $1,068.1M
Total Spent . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $897.7M
Total Cash on Hand .. . . . . . . . . $171.6M

Media Buy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $237.4M 53.3%

Total Raised to Date . . . . . . . . . $512.2M
Total Spent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $429.5M
Total Cash on Hand . . . . . . . . . . . $83.9M

Media Buy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $68.0M 27.4%

Hillary has clobbered the billionaire any way you look at it when it comes to campaign money.

That $100 mil Trump promised (if he really had it) could have come in handy.

That's the one positive of the Comey letter. It might entice the jerk to waste some of his own money.

Portrait Trump bought of himself paid with money earmarked for charity.

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NEW: Here's the portrait that @realDonaldTrump bought for $20,000, and paid for with money earmarked for charity. Story coming soon...

what a vain jackasss ...

Post Tortoise

A resident in my mother's retirement home sent this to my sister:

While stitching a cut on the hand of an ageing farmer, the doctor struck up a conversation with his patient. Needless to say, eventually the topic got around to Donald Trump ... and his role as the Republican Nominee for President.

The farmer said, " Well, as I see it, Donald Trump is like a 'Post Tortoise'.''

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post tortoise' was. His patient replied, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a tortoise balanced on top, that's a post tortoise."

He saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of nitwit put him up there in the first place.

I think it's an older political joke that has been recirculated with Trump added but it worked for me ..

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