Friday, October 21, 2016


With Hillary Clinton's historic victory seemingly apparent, after what we've all lived through, do you actually expect the man is gonna go away quietly? If we thought it was bad before, expect things to, honestly explode in all of our faces.

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, the more they stay the same, as Donald still gets to hog the air time, even as he's heading for an historic loss. WTF, so all of news channels are showing Donald Trump on the stomp at Fletcher, North Carolina. This taking place after his latest screw-up, last night at the Al Smith charity dinner. The fundraiser for the Catholic organization is always an amazing place to see Democracy at its finest. Right after the last debate, the two current Presidential candidates both appeared together and showcase that even sworn political enemies can act like colleagues and grown-ups. Its a pseudo roast between Presidential candidates, but it is never mean spirited, and all in good fun. The best part of it is listening to the candidates make fun of themselves. Well, as usual, Donald didn't get that. Showcasing with a series of 'jokes' Trump used recent WikiLeaks leaks to go after Hillary Clinton. The low blow was with his comment about her hating Catholics…

"I wasn't really sure if Hillary was going to be here tonight because, I guess, you didn't send her invitation by email. Or maybe you did, and she just found out about it through the wonder of WikiLeaks,"
 "We've learned so much from WikiLeaks. For example, Hillary believes that it is vital to deceive the people by having one public policy and a totally different policy in private."
"That's OK, I don't know who they're angry at, Hillary, you or I. For example, here she is tonight, in public, pretending not to hate Catholics." - Donald Trump
The most stunning part of all this, the booing you could hear from the crowd was jarring. Actually more so then the ones at the last debate after Donald dropped his 'I'll let you know' answer to the question would he concede defeat, if he lost. The rest of his set was so-so but the mood in the room was obviously altered. Happily Hillary Clinton's set for the most part rocked, especially because it followed his and he couldn't respond. 
"People look at the Statue of Liberty and they see a proud symbol of our history as a nation of immigrants, a beacon of hope for people around the world. Donald looks at the Statue of Liberty and sees a “four.”
Maybe a “five” if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair.
You know, come to think of it, you know what would be a good number for a woman? Forty-five." - 
Hillary Clinton
Seriously who ever wrote that, bravo. But my favorite joke of her set has to be her dig at Rudy and his response was perfection, an almost perfect Scrooge, the next time they cast the part. Seemingly the man has no sense of humor, especially when he's the butt of the joke.
And look else (ph) at the dais — we’ve got the Honorable Chuck Schumer, the Honorable Andrew Cuomo, the Honorable Mike Bloomberg, the Honorable Bill DeBlasio, the Honorable Dave Dinkins, and so many other wonderful elected officials. 
And we have Rudy Giuliani. - Hillary Clinton
Boom, the best part was watching the people around Rudy, laugh out loud at the man and he looked like he was about to swallow his teeth. That said, Hillary's speech was gracious and felt right in with history's best speeches at this event, and as usual showcased her for the leader she is. Donald read copy and acted like he was performing at a celebrity roast. Seriously eye opening and worth watching, even if just to hear the jeers from the audience at the event.
Back to the television coverage of today's Trump event, one of three he announced during his usual talking points. Finally after 15 minutes or so, MSNBC cut his sound. I checked all the news channels and they continued airing it allowing the man to read off his entire speech. It really is amazing, I understand that he's the Republican nominee for President, and there's just 18 days left till election day, but just run a repeat of his others. Nothing he's saying is new, except when he adds the latest stuff that the Russian's have helped leak. That said, the man looked at half speed. Trump read off the teleprompter, but there is no snap, crackle or pop it was almost as if he was going through the motions. There was no joy, you didn't see that glint in his eyes. Honestly it was quite sad, that I almost felt bad for the man. Almost.
Of course, once the sound was off, what we got on MSNBC, with Trump still in the background, was Andrea Mitchell wanting to discuss about a WikiLeaks email. Something to do with Hillary's Foundation and a $12 million deal. What gets me is, not once during the conversation did she bring up the fact that the email could be fake! Remember? This was actually discussed during the last debate, and it was one of Hillary's strongest smack downs on the subject. Remember these are stolen, illegally released either possibly real or possibly made up… maybe Andrea is still pissed at Hillary for ignoring her on her plane after the debate when she was answering questions of the press. 
I'm sure this will be today's big deflection, to stop the talk of Trump's issues. I mean even his Access Hollywood revelations seems to be old news these days. That is until another accuser comes out. I should also mention that this is being drummed up the same week when Donald needs to release the paperwork to the New York Attorney General, to prove his foundation is legit. How is this not being talked about? I found it interesting that Hillary's Foundation was queried to her at the debate, but his, wasn't? Especially with this deadline only days away. If in fact his foundation is real, it hasn't been audited since it's inception, since the paperwork supposedly was never either handed in or approved. As far as I know thats a crime. A big crime. No approval, no charitable foundation. So if he doesn't have the proper paperwork, thats an even bigger crime, since he's been running his foundation without it being audited, whoops. In this case, you can't use the bullshit with his personal taxes of not paying taxes. Because this isn't his personal or business taxes, this is his charity. It needs to prove where it gets its money, how it spends it money, and in no way is this supposed to be political in nature. Which apparently is exactly what he did according to his reported donations. This actually could put the man behind bars, but instead we are discussing hacked emailed from decades ago where supposedly Clinton people said bad things about Al Gore. Somehow this is supposed to rupture Hillary's balloon, make Al hitch a fit on the stomp, reaming Hillary and Donald will get all of her voters. Well why else would this leak matter?
Watching the usual surrogates gleefully discuss this as opposed to the Al Smith dinner, or Donald's pathetic performance at the third and last debate is laughable. Anything to change the subject and try to make the population forget all of Donnie's negatives. One of the Trumpeters, Steven Cortes, who actually seems to talk more then Boris Epshteyn. Annoyingly Steven is even more obnoxious then Boris, I wish I was kidding, because he at last seems nice until he says something that makes you want to smack the man's face off. Well Steven, was arguing that as the outsider, the fact that the people were upset at what Donald pulled at the Al Smith dinner was fine. It didn't matter that what he did and said was unacceptable. It didn't matter if it was unprecedented. This putz brought up the discredited catholic commentaries that was on one of the leaked emails, as if to insult Hillary. But laughingly after the shows host brought up the statement that Cardinal Dolan mentioned that Donald had said to Hillary at the end of the dinner. 
“After the little prayer, Mr. Trump turned to Secretary Clinton and said, ‘You are one tough and talented woman,’” "He said, 'This has been a good experience, this whole campaign, as tough as it’s been.'" 
The scowl on his face, transformed into his huge phony smile and he acted like all was great in the world of Catholicism. Seems in private there is civility in the world after all. 

Just one man's opinion
© Neil Feigeles. Neilizms, Friday, October 21, 2016

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