Parents of American Muslim War Hero Call out Donald Trump

Khzr Kahn offers to lend Donald Trump his copy of the U.S. Constitution
Khizr Kahn offers to lend Donald Trump his copy of the U.S. Constitution

A few pundits are comparing this speech by Khizr Khan, the father of a soldier killed in action in Afghanistan, to the famous “Have you no sense of decency?” moment in that ended the communist witch-hunting career of Sen. Joe McCarthy in 1954.

There are striking parallels between the two incidents. Both McCarthy and Donald Trump are power-crazed, virulent demagogues. And both had connections to mob lawyer Roy Cohn. McCarthy mentored Cohn during the communist baiting hearings he held in the Senate. Years later Cohn was mentor to young Donald Trump.

(And here’s something that probably shouldn’t come as a surprise. Fox opted to break away during Kahn’s speech. The network ran an anti-Clinton Benghazi “Swiftboat”-style ad instead.)

Video and transcript of Khzir Kahn’s speech follow.

BELOW THE FOLD »

Trump Uses Campaign Stop in Roanoke to Whine Incessantly about Air Conditioning

This is why Bill Maher invented the hashtag #whinylittlebitch
Hotel Roanoke
Hotel Roanoke

You may have missed it but back in May Bill Maher made the point that Donald Trump behaves like the 1950s anti-woman stereotype of a know-nothing complainer. “If Trump was a man,” Maher said on “Real Time,” his HBO show,”he’d stop whining like a little bitch.” He referred to The Donald as “Lady Trump,” because “he’s a whiny little bitch.”

And thus was born the hashtag, #whinylittlebitch.

Personally, I avoid the B-word because it strikes me as inherently misogynist. I prefer to call women who behave like jerks or assholes, “jerks” or “assholes.”

But check out this report from a local newspaper in Roanoke about the way Trump behaved during a campaign rally there on Monday. If the hashtag fits…

BELOW THE FOLD »

We Are Really Going to Miss the Obamas

Clinton Knocks Down Bridgegate Christie’s ‘Prosecution’ at RNC with One Tweet

Trump Family’s Latest Crime: Plagiarism

In her debut at Trump Con in Cleveland, Melania cribs from Michelle Obama's DNC speech in 2008

It’s the story of the day. In her speech at the Republican Convention last night, Melania Trump plagiarized a section of a speech that Michelle Obama delivered at the Democratic Convention in 2008.

The Trump campaign is responding by denying reality, blaming others for their own mendacity and ineptitude and by trying desperately to make the whole story go away.

BELOW THE FOLD »

Play ‘Republican National Convention Bingo’

Courtesy of Stephen Colbert and the “Late Show” there is a way for disgruntled Republicans to have fun during the Trump-vention.

late-show-bingo-card-e1468858162305

This Anti-Trump Ad Might be the Best One Yet

Most of the anti-Trump ads I’ve seen miss the mark, for me anyway. As I watch, I never think, “Now THIS will sway the people who really hate Hillary, and make them vote for her despite their objections.” And this spot, made by the founders of ad agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, doesn’t either. But it comes close.

BELOW THE FOLD »

Report: Ivanka Played Shill in Her Father’s Trump Baja Resort Scam

Site of the Trump Baja resort; inset: Ivanka Trump and her father
Site of the Trump Baja resort; inset: Ivanka Trump and her father

After winning a behind-the-scenes power play in which she ousted campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Ivanka Trump has assumed a larger role in her father’s presidential campaign.

This change has heartened worried Republican elites. Ivanka’s public persona is a stark contrast from her father’s. He is a hotheaded, conspiracy-theory spouting vulgarian. She is poised and comes off as smart and cool. He is a world-class con artist. She seems to be squeaky clean.

But an investigation by the Los Angles Times into one Donald Trump’s many failed real estate ventures found that Ivanka, along with her brother, Donald Jr., played a supporting role in one of her father’s cons, a real estate deal in Baja, Mexico, that plundered the life savings of hundreds of unwitting condo buyers from Southern California.

BELOW THE FOLD »

13 Percent Choose “Giant Meteor” Over Trump or Clinton

meteor

A recent Public Policy Poll gave respondents a way around either of the major parties’ presumptive nominees for president.

The third option offered over Donald Trump (R-Egomaniacal Nutjob) or Hillary Clinton (D-…well, you know) was Giant Meteor Hitting the Earth.

And Giant Meteor Hitting the Earth took 13 percent.

Here was the exact question:

If the choices for President were Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, and a Giant Meteor hitting the earth which would you choose?

BELOW THE FOLD »

Trump Scalped

art-elizabeth-warren-trump-scalp