THE FLASH POLLS

For those of you who don’t like trying to link to the various polls… …here they all are, courtesy of London’s Daily Mail. As you will see, most have Trump winning, usually by a large margin. And minority of polls that show Clinton winning are almost all within just a few points.  This means they show parity between the two – which, given how many in mainstream media...

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LESS-TER HOLT

As mentioned last night, I went into this debate with a very high opinion of Lester Holt…and walked away with a very low one. He acted not as a moderator, but as Hillary Clinton’s tag-team partner. Want more than my opinion about this?  Try any of these links, which I pulled from drudgereport.com: LESTER HOLT: THE THIRD DEBATER... Asked Trump 6 follow-up questions, did not ask ANY...

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THE WON/LOST DISCONNECT

I will be conducting training sessions most of the morning, so my blogging will be limited. But, having scanned a number of websites and seen that media keep telling me Trump lost the debate last night but flash polls (including polls from usually pro-Democrat/anti-Trump sources, like nj.com and slate.com) keep telling me he won…. ….I conclude that the key finding of these polls is...

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THE DEBATE: REAL TIME THOUGHTS

It started reasonably polite and understated.  Now it is a battle royal.  And Trump is wiping the floor with Clinton on job creation….. Lester Holt has directly challenged Trump several times.  Not once for Clinton, at least not yet. Hillary – almost all personal attacks. Trump – almost all pointing out what a mess the country is in, why it’s in the mess and what he...

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MSNBC’S DEBATE PREVIEW SHOW

It is 4:05PM. I just put on MSNBC. Host Steve Kornacki and the other two people on right now are, of course, talking about the debate. And, behind them, is a crowd of people with nothing but Clinton/Kaine signs. Every one. A sea of blue.  Not one Trump sign. Zero.  Zip. Just a coincidence, I’m sure. UPDATE:  Michael Dukakis is on the show right now.  He is almost 83 years old (November...

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MSNBC’S VIEW OF TONIGHT’S DEBATE

Here, straight off the screen (with a tip of my imaginary hat (IH) tip to David Rutz at Washington Free Beacon, is MSNBC’s view of what each candidate has to do in tonight’s debate: First Trump: Then Clinton: In other words, -Trump has to overcome being a liar, an egomaniac and someone with gaps in his policy proposals. -Clinton has to sell herself, shine, and get off a few...

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THE FUNNIEST (INADVERTENT) QUOTE OF THE CAMPAIGN

He definitely did not mean it the way it came out, but…. Here is what “presidential candidate” Evan McMullin (the guy the nevertrumpers put out, who no one ever heard of) said about his Republican nemesis yesterday: “Trump is a racist brand. We need to call a spade a spade…” A comedy writer who came up with that would probably have been given a raise.

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from Paul Mirengoff, writing at powerlineblog.com. Here is what Mr. Mirengoff has to say about the idea, heavily touted by the Hillary Clinton folks, that Lester Holt, who is moderating tonight’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, should “fact-check” as the debate moves along: In advance of Monday night’s debate, Hillary...

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TWO GOOD REASONS TO EITHER VOTE OR NOT VOTE FOR TRUMP

From the Washington Post editorial: DEMOCRAT HILLARY CLINTON and Republican Donald Trump will debate on national television for the first time Monday night, and the stakes could not be higher. The presidency and, by extension, the country’s future – maybe the world’s – could hinge on what they say and how they say it. Or so we have been told – in breathless pre-event...

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SQUARING THE CIRCLE BY DIVIDING US FURTHER

My congratulations to President Barack Obama.  He has managed to square the cicrle, by making an ostensibly “bring us together” speech that, in reality, drives us further apart. Excerpted from Pam Key’s article at breitbart.com: Saturday at the grand opening ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, while referencing the recent police shootings...

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A DEBATE TOPIC FOR MONDAY

From John Binder’s article at breitbart.com: NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – A Black Lives Matter-aligned organization called ‘Take ‘Em Down Nola’ stormed New Orleans’ Andrew Jackson monument demanding all monuments related to the Civil War come down across the city. The monument which sits at the heart of the city’s historic French Quarter. Chanting “No justice, no peace” and...

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UNBROKEN WARRIORS

Looking for a worthwhile cause to donate money to, maybe even a bit of your time? If so, think about Unbroken Warriors. Most people, I am reasonably certain, have never heard of this organization.  So let me tell you about it, via the following excerpts from Kathleen Hopkins’ article in the Asbury Park (New Jersey) Press: Michael Dowens doesn’t think 45 miles is a staggering...

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THE NEW YORK TIMES ENDORSES HILLARY CLINTON

In the immortal words of Gomer Pyle, “Sur-prahz, sur-prahz”. The New York Times endorsement of Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump has all the shock value of a 5 year old choosing candy over spinach. But I thought you might be interested in two key parts of it – in rust, with my comments in blue. One is a comparison of Ms. Clinton to Donald Trump, and the other is what the Times...

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THE WASHINGTON MALL MASSACRE SUSPECT

The man accused of opening fire at a Burlington, Washington mall and killing five people has been caught and is in custody.   According to an Associated Press report, Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis has identified the suspect via Twitter as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor, Washington. Do we know for a fact he is the right guy?  No. Further in the article it is said that...

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