From The Daily Kos, by Bill in Maine:
A few reminders on this, the last full day of summer:
• This has been the warmest summer on record. Or, if you prefer, the coolest summer on record in James Inhofe’s imagination.
• The Republican running for president fills his speeches with a string of non-stop lies and his followers love him because he “tells it like it is.”
• The Democrat running for president is generating huge controversy by existing.
• You can still be fired for being gay in 29 states and for being transgender in 32.
• Black lives still don’t matter as much as white lives.
• The only thing taking over the world faster than robots is pumpkin spice.
• The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continues to reduce the number of uninsured in America and is growing in popularity. Republicans are starting to want you to forget they ever opposed it.
• A little more mansplaining about ladyparts will cause women to flock to vote Republican in November.
• If the world doesn’t end on October 31st, you’ll probably want to weigh the pros and cons of tossing out the coleslaw in the back of the fridge that expired in June.
Bring on fall.
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson on Sunday said he was glad no one had been injured during the recent attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota — but the incidents caused dozens of injuries.
“I’m just grateful that nobody got hurt,” Johnson said on CNN when asked about the attacks.
As Samantha Bee said last night about Johnson, “The Pot Head Perot.”
Pema Levy @pemalevy
As cable networks give Trump a free hotel ad, I’ll note that the women’s bathrooms here have no hooks to hang your purse. Annoying! Sad!
From The Daily Kos:
On Trump’s ignorance, from Michael Tomasky of The Daily Beast:
“Ignorant” is a start, but ignorant misses the key element, which is his I-don’t-give-a-crap pride in his own ignorance. He doesn’t know anything about anything having to do with governing the country. How large a brigade is; how Medicare is financed; what an average family of four pays in health care premiums a year; what the median household income in this country is, within (I’d bet) $10,000; the number of cabinet departments in the executive branch, within three; that military courts already exist, as we learned in Wednesday night’s fiasco; and, well, nearly everything else.
Think about that. We have a lot of words in this language of ours, and we don’t even have a word for what he is. I wish I knew more German; surely buried somewhere in Nietzsche or Heidegger is some perfect seven-syllable word for the type. I see from the Googles that the respective German words for ignorant, proud, and brain are unwissend, stolz, and Gehirn. So that’s what he is. Unwissendstolzgehirn. It’s only six syllables, but it’ll do, and all the better of course that it’s German. Memorize it and pass it around.
I like it. It has a nice ring to it.
For all you ex-Bernie Bros who are considering casting your vote for Gary Johnson and thus essentially electing Donald Trump president, consider this explanation from the candidate about not knowing what Aleppo was during an interview on “Morning Joe”:
“This morning, I began my day by setting aside any doubt that I’m human. Yes, I understand the dynamics of the Syrian conflict — I talk about them every day. But hit with ‘What about Aleppo?’, I immediately was thinking about an acronym, not the Syrian conflict. I blanked. It happens, and it will happen again during the course of this campaign.”