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October 20, 2016

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grouch

Conspicuously missing from Donald Trump's new venture: His name

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-trump-hotels-scion-20161018-story.html

grouch

Has this been posted yet?

A Timeline of Donald Trump's Creepiness While He Owned Miss Universe

"Donald Trump was forced to sell the Miss Universe Organization – which also includes sister scholarship programs Miss USA and Miss Teen USA – in 2015 after his incendiary comments about Mexicans drove away broadcasters NBC and Univision. But Trump owned the pageant for nearly two decades, during which time he would have had the opportunity to come into contact with nearly 4,000 beauty queens."

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/timeline-of-trumps-creepiness-while-he-owned-miss-universe-w444634

grouch

The lies Trump told this week: voter fraud and the 'rigged' election

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/21/donald-trump-fact-check-rigged-election-voter

grouch

Half of Republicans would reject election result if Clinton wins, poll finds

70% of Republicans believe Clinton could only win through fraud
Seven out of 10 Democrats would accept a Trump victory

" Atkeson said the level of concern and mistrust in the system, especially among Republicans, is unprecedented.

“I’ve never seen an election like this. Not in my lifetime. Certainly not in modern history.” The difference, she said, is Trump. “It has to be the candidate effect.”

She worries that the lack of trust is dangerous. It is one thing to not trust government, but quite another to doubt the election process. “Then the entire premise of democracy comes into question,” she said."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/21/republicans-reject-us-election-result-hillary-clinton-win

grouch

Trump says countries are turning on US because 'the world hates Obama'

The Republican said America and Barack Obama are globally loathed, citing frosty relations with Rodrigo Duterte, just hours after criticizing the first lady

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/21/donald-trump-michelle-obama-philippines-duterte-clinton

grouch

Why was Donald Trump campaigning in Johnstown, Pennsylvania?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/10/22/why-was-donald-trump-campaigning-in-johnstown-pennsylvania/

grouch

Trump Says He Will Have ‘Lots of Options’ for Locking Up Clinton Once in Office

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/10/trump-i-will-have-lots-of-options-for-locking-up-clinton.html

Winter

@grouch
It looks more and more like Trump and the people behind him are planning an armed revolt. I cannot imagine him to want to become a martyr.

Or does he want to do a Jim Jones on his followers?

Winter

GOP Senate Ad Acknowledges Clinton Likely to Win
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/latest-trump-set-lay-100-days-agenda-42984614

Winter

Making Peace with Trump’s Legion
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/making-peace-with-trumps-revolutionaries

Wayne Borean


Ah, one of my fave subjects, Copyright. Trump campaign is sued by artist who took Skittles photo.

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/trump-campaign-sued-over-donald-trump-jrs-offensive-skittles-tweet

Winter

In Gettysburg, Trump talks about Trump, and how vile Trump's enemies are:

In historic Gettysburg, Lincoln spoke of unity; Trump complained of a ‘totally rigged’ system
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/10/22/in-historic-gettysburg-lincoln-spoke-of-unity-trump-complained-of-a-rigged-system/

Tomi T Ahonen

Hi Everybody

So Trump's Gettysburg Address. Or his Grievances Address. At this point in time, Trump should be very precisely focused on refining his final message, keep it very clear and simple. The main points. Contrast with Hillary and have a positive view of what he'd do.

Instead, he spends part of his speech attacking the women, who he says he'll sue after the election. So if thats the timing, why bother to mention them now? Why waste any effort now on this non-story if it can wait until November 10? Obviously because the only reason is to try to frighten the other women out there, considering whether to also join in the chorus. Its an intimidation tactic. And Trump knows he has lost this election. He's not even trying to win now. So his Gettysburg address is a grievances address.

He also feuds ever more with the news networks and complains of a broken system. Seems to want to threaten news organizations of lawsuits too. And this helps Trump HOW in convincing undecided voters? Wasting more of his scarce time on not focusing on Hillary or promoting his own policies. He did touch on policies more than usual and had a pivot to his Wall, now he wants to borrow the money, pay for the wall, and have Mexico reimburse the USA for that wall. Haha. Yeah.

Now on Trump's ability to focus, he is being trolled from all sides and he keeps taking the bait. Like the First Lady. Why oh why would he ever go there? Michelle Obama is not on the ballot. Neither is her husband. And Michelle Obama is the most popular political person in America today. Why bother? But brilliant trolling by the Democrats, to get FLOTUS out there to draw out responses from Trump and get him to not focus on Hillary.

And one more thought on Gettysburg. His audience! Its shrinking. That was a small room and it wasn't anywhere near full. There is a clear shrinking of his support. There was just earlier this week a pair of events in the same venue in Florida, Trump first, then President Obama. Obama got twice the number of people in the same venue. Even Trump's magic of filling giant rooms is now fading.

Trump does seem to be plotting his revenge. Richard Branson had a remarkably revealing interview where he talked about meeting Trump. Trump invited Branson to Trump Tower and over dinner, Trump only obsessed about 5 people he felt slighted about and promised a lifelong revenge against them all. Trump does behave like the stereotypical Bond villain. So right now, at least part of Trump's mind is on November 9 and the time after his loss, on how he wants to enact his cunning plan to get his revenge against all who betrayed him. I would guess his primary focus will not even be his victor, Hillary, who will however be on that enemies list. His primary focus is very likely a series of Republican 'traitors' and various media celebs that he feels have turned on him or didn't support him. The good part of this plan is, that his business is collapsing, he is likely running out of money, and its VERY likely his Campaign will be bankrupt by November 8, and then he will be toxic like he's never imagined. He won't be able to negotiate a way out, by providing his name for something because all who he owes money to, will HATE his name and want nothing to do with it. And he no doubt believes in his TV venture. I am pretty sure it will collapse if it hasn't collapsed already, but if Trump is labeled America's greatest loser, nobody wants that TV network.

Trump doesn't know how much he will be hated after November 8. When it emerges that he's swindled his supporters out of millions in money (and much of it to have vanished) they will be hounding him and will be bitter.

Tomi Ahonen :-)

Per "wertigon" Ekström

Weird Al just dropped one fine piece of music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdBF6h7oH5I

Tomi T Ahonen

Hi Everybody

Did my forecast review blog about that amazing Oct 2014 forecast blog about Hillary's future run for President in 2016, and the related March 2016 blog 'Godzilla vs King Kong' that previewed the actual match-up of Trump vs Hillary. Pretty darned awesome forecast blog articles both. I had forgotten what all was there, and some is hair-raisingly spooky-accurate.

Tomi Ahonen :-)

Wayne Borean


@PWE,

Damnit, you beat me to it! There's no one like Weird Al.

Wayne Borean


Paul Ryan has reason to be afraid. Afraid of Bernie Sanders!

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/10/21/13358274/paul-ryan-bernie-sanders

Winter

@Wayne Borean
I cannot say I would feel any sorry if Paul Ryan would be booted out of any political position. The man seems to be one of the worst enemies of the very people that vote for him.

Winter

When the Election Is Over, It Will Not Be Done
Republicans will have to deal with struggling, white, working class families that have bought into the Trump vision.
http://wgw.alternet.org/election-2016/when-election-over-it-will-not-be-done

Millard Filmore

here is an ABC news poll:

http://www.langerresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/1184a12016ElectionTrackingNo1.pdf

50% ... Clinton
38% ... Trump

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