The First Debate: Hillary’s Magic Touch

By: Mike McDaniel   Remember the kid your mother told you about?  The one she knew was going to get you in trouble? Multiply that maternal wisdom and certainty by many orders of magnitude, and you begin to understand the presidential debate of September 26, 2016 between Donald Trump and [Read More]

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What they’re saying about Trump and Clinton

I scored Trump as the victor in the debate because he did what he needed to persuade, whereas Hectoring Hillary’s “teacher’s pet” stylings and grackle voice were offputting. Here’s are some excerpts from what other commentators have to say about Trump and Hillary. What a lot of them have in [Read More]


The Bookworm Beat 9/27/16 — the illustrated edition and open thread

I’m making a slight change to how I present political cartoons in future. Some of my blog friends have reported expensive, losing fights because they published political cartoons or other images that were obviously, or not so obviously, subject to copyright claims. To prevent that, I will no longer publish [Read More]

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Debate analysis and open thread

I tried to watch the debate, not as a politics nerd who is up on a lot of data, but based on what I’ve learned about persuasion techniques from reading Scott Adams’ posts. This meant tuning out a lot of the words and focusing on the key points Hillary and [Read More]

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Voters Believe Debate Moderators are in the Tank for Hillary

From the appointment of Barack Obama’s sock puppets Progressive moderators for tonight’s presidential debate to a customized 10” raised lectern  for Clinton to the Crooked One demanding that the biased moderators also perform as real-time fact checkers and do a Candy Crowley* on Donald Trump, voters are convinced that the [Read More]

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Trump Vs. Clinton: What To Expect At Tonight’s Debate

(photo courtesy of WikiCommons, Flickr and Gage Skidmore) It’s definitely on tonight, and while we can’t predict exactly how it will go, here are some things I’m pretty sure you can take for granted: You’ll frequently be under the impression Trump is debating ‘moderator’ Lester Holt rather than Mrs. Clinton. [Read More]

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The Bookworm Beat 9/26/16 — the “presidential debate” edition

With the presidential debate almost upon us, this is the right time to think about the two candidates and America’s political situation. The years to come will demand a strong president.  The New York Times wrote an utterly ludicrous endorsement of Hillary Clinton, one that should be in the dictionary next [Read More]

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(Video) Donald Trump’s Rally,Live Before 20,000 In Roanoke, VA!!

The Donald in action, in Roanoke, Virginia 9/24/16 before a sell out crowd of 20,000 plus…along with a crowd outside watching and listening on monitors outside the event who couldn’t get in. The difference in the level of energy between Trump’s massive events and the small crowds Hillary Clinton is [Read More]

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Hillary Clinton wants more gun control because “terrorism” or something

Anything to get the guns folks, anything! Via Breitbart: In response to questions from AARP Bulletin, Hillary Clinton made clear her position that to be successful, policies for ending terrorism must include gun control for all Americans. AARP Bulletin asked, “What would you do to address terrorism?” Hillary offered several [Read More]