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This tweet about Weiner is spot on...

Brian Gaar Verified account

Anthony Weiner is the character in a zombie movie who doesn't admit that he's been bitten & then gets everyone killed


David Siegel, founder of Westgate Resorts, urges his employees to vote for Trump

I found this on Twitter:

Michael SkolnikVerified account
Dear @WestgateResorts,
Can you confirm if this letter was sent to all of your employees urging them to vote for Donald Trump?

David Siegel was the subject of the 2012 documentary film Queen of Versailles.
Apparently this isn't the first time David Siegel has done this. This is from his Wikipedia page:

Siegel campaigned for George W. Bush in 2000.[16]

In a February 2012 interview by Susan Berfield, Siegel elaborated:

"Whenever I saw a negative article about Gore, I put it in with the paychecks of my 8,000 employees. I had my managers do a survey on every employee. If they liked Bush, we made them register to vote. But not if they liked Gore. The week before [the election] we made 80,000 phone calls through my call center—they were robo-calls. On Election Day, we made sure everyone who was voting for Bush got to the polls. I didn’t know he would win by 527 votes. Afterward, we did a survey among the employees to find out who voted who wouldn’t have otherwise. One thousand of them said so."[17]

During the 2012 United States elections, Siegel caused controversy and public debate when he sent a mass email to his employees, suggesting that they vote for Republican Party candidate Mitt Romney or he might have to take drastic measures in how he operated the company (including cutting back on his company's workforce).[18][19] In January 2015, it was noted that his company had experienced "the best year in our history" and he raised his company's minimum wage to $10 per hour.[20]

more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_A._Siegel

On Twitter, Shannon Coulter is compiling a list of Ivanka Trump's businesses to boycott

Ivanka Trump has actively campaigned for her father. If you want to send a message that the Trump brand of hate is not okay, here's a list of stores to boycott (or at least put on notice):

Shannon Coulter's Twitter:

Welp, David Duke Qualified for the U.S. Senate Debate

David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard and current white supremacist, has pulled enough support in his run for Louisiana’s U.S. Senate seat that he’ll participate in November’s televised debate. He’s excited:
David Duke @DrDavidDuke
Important News! I qualified for the U.S. Senate most important debate in Louisiana on Nov 2. I can't wait to tell truth nobody else dares!

Duke scratched together the minimum five percent support (5.1 percent, to be exact) required for a spot in the November 2 debate at the historically black Dillard University in New Orleans. He’ll appear in alongside Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy (24.2 percent), Democrat Foster Campbell (18.9 percent) and three others.

According to Politico, Duke has done very little campaigning, nor has he raised much money. Those two facts don’t seem to have discouraged his delusion that he’ll win, though. “I’ve got a great chance,” he told ABC, adding that “I always fly under the radar. If you look at the history of polling me in primary and previous races, I’ve always gotten at least two to three times more votes than the polls actually showed.”


more here: http://theslot.jezebel.com/welp-david-duke-qualified-for-the-u-s-senate-debate-1788106889


Trump Planted A Story About Salma Hayek In The National Enquirer After She Refused To Date Him

During an appearance on the “El Show del Mandril” radio show on Friday, the actress told the hosts that she believed all the women who’ve accused the Republican nominee of sexual assault, before sharing her own experience with Trump.

“When I met that man, I had a boyfriend, and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number. He got my number and he would call me to invite me out,” Hayek said.

“When I told him I wouldn’t go out with him even if I didn’t have a boyfriend, he called — well, he wouldn’t say he called, but someone told the National Enquirer,” the actress said.

Allegedly, Trump (or ― just playing along here ― whoever made the call) told the outlet that it was in fact he who wouldn’t go out with Hayek. And the incredulous reasoning as to why he “wouldn’t” date her?


More here:

So he bullies women who won't date him...what a surprise.

Hillary Clinton Extends Her Battleground Map Lead

Source: NBC News

Clinton expands her battleground-map lead

After one of the craziest weeks we can remember in the 2016 race -- the Access Hollywood audio of Trump, WikiLeaks, the nasty debate in St. Louis, the accusers against Bill Clinton, the accusers against Donald Trump, and plenty of new polls -- here's where the NBC battleground map stands. Hillary Clinton has expanded her lead and now has 287 electoral votes in her column, which is more than the 270 needed to win the White House. Trump has 157 electoral votes in his column, which is down more than 30 for him from last week. And we have 94 electoral votes in Tossup. Last week, our map was Clinton 268, Trump 190, and 80 in Tossup.

ETA: the map itself!

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/hillary-clinton-extends-her-battleground-map-lead-n666301


Recently-Unearthed Transcript Proves Donald Trump Has Never, Ever Respected Women

Transcript of an interview from 1994:

Let’s talk about women. Your feelings toward them seem conflicted, even chauvinistic, confusing since you adore and respect your mother so much.

I have great relationships with women, my mother, Ivana, Marla, my female executives are better than the men: tougher, smarter

So why in 1992 did you tell a writer for New York magazine, Marie Brenner, that ‘You have to treat women like shit” – ultimately pouring a bottle of wine down her back?

I didn’t say that. The woman’s a liar, extremely unattractive, lots of problems because of her looks.

It’s alarming to see how quickly he transitions from “respect” to the complete opposite. “That statement is exactly why women think you’re a chauvinist pig,” Collins says, referring to Trump’s defensive posturing and his continued obsession with conflating a woman’s looks with her honesty. His response is telling:

They’re right – and not. People say, “how can you say such a thing?” but there’s a truth in it, in a modified form. Psychologists will tell you that some women want to be treated with respect, others differently. I tell friends who treat their wives magnificently, get treated like crap in return, “Be rougher and you’ll see a different relationship.’ Unfortunately, with people in general, you get more with vinegar than honey. I don’t want to sound like a chauvinist, but when I come home at night and dinner’s not ready I go through the roof. But I got handed casino numbers. After 12 hours dealing with my companies, I didn’t want to talk business. I can instantaneously shut it off, my survival mechanism. But she’d be yelling into the phone with the casino; I didn’t want my wife shouting like that. Ivana had a great softness that disappeared. She became an executive not a wife.

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more here:

He also goes on to say that "Putting your wife to work is a very dangerous thing — the single biggest reason my marriage stopped being good, my fault more than hers. I thought, “Ivana’s a great homemaker, mother but I’ll give her something really exciting to do” — like raising kids wasn’t the most important job in the world...I don’t want to sound like a chauvinist, but when I come home at night and dinner’s not ready I go through the roof...After 12 hours dealing with my companies, I didn’t want to talk business. I can instantaneously shut it off, my survival mechanism. But she’d be yelling into the phone with the casino; I didn’t want my wife shouting like that. Ivana had a great softness that disappeared. She became an executive not a wife.

A List of Women Who Have Accused Donald Trump of Sexual Misconduct

and the Trump Campaign's Explanations [Updating]

This week, six women came forward with specific allegations of sexual assault against Donald Trump, adding their voices to a growing chorus of women who say they were violated by the Republican presidential nominee. And with more women reportedly preparing to come forward tomorrow, it’s anyone’s guess what number—if any—will be the one that finally breaks Katrina Pierson.

The outpour began Friday, when the Washington Post published footage of Donald Trump talking with Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about sexually assaulting women on the strength of his celebrity. “I grab ‘em right by the pussy,” Trump said, telling Bush he liked to carry Tic Tacs with him in case he felt like forcibly kissing someone. “I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Trump said. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”

In a subsequent apology video, and again during the second presidential debate, Trump repeatedly referred to the exchange as “locker room talk.” When Anderson Cooper asked if he’d ever done any of those things, Trump replied he had not. But now a host of women say he did those things and more, often using the exact same methods he bragged about in the so-called locker room chat with Bush.

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more here: http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-women-who-have-accused-donald-trump-of-sexual-1787737533

The floodgates are opening...

Watch Alex Jones Slowly Devolve Into A Literal Baby Over US Election

I can't stop laughing at this...

CNN Poll: Who will do better in a Town Hall setting?

Who do you think will do better in a town hall debate setting: Trump or Clinton?


The vote is closed, but here are the results:

Clinton 92%

Trump 8%

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