Morning Reads — August 1st

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s the first day of August, meaning we are that much closer to the end of this election. Hooray!

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Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Trump vs. father of fallen vet and other twits, aka, stating the obvious.
Trump must pick up that the media is not his friend. He continues to fall for the diversions by the progressive snakes and wanders from the objective. Keep it up and he twitters away a chance to stop Clinton’s corrupt organization from controlling the Executive Branch and the Judicial, particularly the Supreme Court.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Or Trump could try to not say stupid crap all the time. The media has nothing to do with the disrespectful comments Trump made about the Khans. He said what he said. At it was stupid.

Bart
Bart

Wonder when the dem media will get around to showcasing Pat Smith in the same manner as the Kahns? Trump tweeted leading to no destruction, no deaths. Hillary ignored calls for security leading to much destruction and at least 4 deaths. This provides a great example of the double standard applied to politically charged stories.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’m sure it will get attention the moment Clinton says something offensive about it. Trump fanned the flames of a speech that was getting attention on liberal blogs but wasn’t nationally televised or super super relevant. Clinton did the smart thing and ignored Pat Smith’s speech.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’ll add that another reason Smith’s speech has received so little attention is the fact it was overshadowed by the rest of Trump’s dumpeter Fire of a convention. Smith spoke on Monday night. All of Tuesday morning’s coverage was consumed with Melania’s plagarism and the campaign’s failure to coherently respond to it.

The Eiger
The Eiger

If Trump had kept his damn mouth shut no one would have heard about this. It’s a story becasue Trump made it a story. He is as dumb (politically) as the brick that I use as a door stop in my office. “Donald Trump and I believe that Captain Humayun Khan is an American hero and his family, like all Gold Star families, should be cherished by every American,” the Indiana governor said in a statement.”Captain Khan gave his life to defend our country in the global war on terror.” That is all that needs to be said. I just… Read more »

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

Wouldnt the double standard you are reaching for have occurred if Sec Clinton had somehow been immature enough to attack Mrs. Smith after her speech? But that didnt happen. Sec Clinton was politically saavy enough to NOT get baited into that.

Look, I understand you support Mr. Trump but you are reaching with this one. Mr. Trump fumbled this one. I wish he would just shut up and move on. In politics, unfortunately perception is sometimes reality. And the perception here is that he is bullying a Gold Star family. Not good!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Good point. I’m a Trump supporter, too. But he gained nothing in making his comments about Mrs. Kahn. He does Shoot From the Lip too often. He should apologize and stay on his messages that earned him the nomination.

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

What is this world coming to??! Noway and I agree? Is up down? Is left right? The rapture is coming isnt it?!

LOL

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Happened to me last week. Still getting over the shock and horror of it all.

Trump truly is a great unifier.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I just see it as you two getting smarter! 🙂

Bart
Bart

Lea, HRC was immature enough to blatantly lie to Pat Smith on the tarmac as her needlessly dead son was being received off the transport plane. I guess that could be defined as ‘political savvy’, lie to a Gold Star Mother when nobody else can hear it instead of tweeting the lie.

xdog
xdog

Other family members who were there remember things differently from Smith. Do you discount their recollection of events?

Bart
Bart

Here is the fact check – http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/jul/18/checking-patricia-smiths-claims-about-clinton-and-/

Seems there are conflicting stories but I’ll take Smith’s word for it.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

And I’ll take Jan Stevens. The issue isn’t the speech, it’s the reaction. Trump could have let it go or responded in a way that wasn’t offensive to Muslims, Gold Star families, women, and service members.

Bart
Bart

Or everybody could stop looking for any reason to be offended, including Trump.

The Eiger
The Eiger

We could all try to stop defending stupid Trump comments just because he is our nominee as well.

We haven’t even touched on some of the more recent stupid or ignorant trump comments. How about his recent statement that Putin won’t invade Ukraine? Of course he won’t invade Ukraine because he has already invaded them.

I don’t know what is more troubling. The fact that Trump has no idea what is going on in the world or that he would rather pick a fight with a Muslim family that lost a son fighting for our country.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Completely understand when the Don is at bat and the media is pitching, it is fast ball, bean ball time, and when Hillary is at bat it is underhand soft pitch. Everybody knows it is not fair but nothing in politics is and he should be smart enough not to take the bait. That is the way it is and Trump needs to learn to deal with it.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Trump’s lackeys really making sure that hole is nice and deep. Lewandowski says on CNN that Khan’s son would not have died if Trump was in office and Trump’s veterans advisor Al Baldaserio (yeah, that’s right, the Hillary should be shot guy) says Khan is a Muslim Brotherhood sleeper agent.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Headed out with proof of residency location and picture ID (DL) to pay $47.50 at Walmart for a computerized non-resident Florida salt water fishing license. Sure wish they would go for a Democrat idea like the no ID to vote one, just let me fish. But then my fish money goes for a good cause (if it ever gets to game and fish).

gcp
gcp

Just when I thought I may vote Trumpet, he gives me another reason not to vote for him. His response was silly and unnecessary. He should have said nothing.

On the other side we have the dems showing us one Muslim soldier that died in Hilly’s Iraq war out of almost 4500 total US fatalities. All deaths should be mourned, not just one death. It should also be noted while Muslims comprise 1% of our population they are less than 1/3 of 1% of the military.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

When the Don and the press get done 1/3 of 1% will be 33%. The Don needs to stay on issue points until the press, not him, asks Hillary if she is going to use the same desk Bill did when Monica was around……truth with consequences.

gcp
gcp

Perhaps the Clintons will hire Monica. Her title would be “special assistant.”

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Clinton had a line in her speech to the effect of “someone who can be baited by a tweet should not have their hands on the nuclear codes.” Michelle Obama said the President can’t have thin skin. Trump’s weekend plays right into that narrative. It wasn’t just the Khans. Trump said he wanted to “hit [Michael Bloomberg] so hard” for attacking his business record. When asked about Bloomberg, Trump said he didn’t know the guy. Stephanopoulos said “you guys played golf together.” Trump responds, “I hit the ball a lot longer and a lot better.” Like, what is the point?… Read more »

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Rather have Trumps fingers on the code than China and Russia on Hillarys server and donor speed dial.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Also, if this is “Hilly’s Iraq war” by virtue of the fact she voted yes, is it not just as much “Mike Pence’s Iraq war”?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Of course Khan did honor all of the fallen in his remarks.
A Muslim made these remarks precisely because of Trump’s previous comments about Muslims.
It doesn’t matter what percentage of Muslims serve or get killed.
You appear to be trying to devalue the contribution of Muslims- and this Muslim in particular.

Benevolus
Benevolus

(This was supposed to be a response to gcp.)

gcp
gcp

The dems used this deceased soldier and his family only because they are Muslim. I, in contrast, honor all those that died honorably in service to their country. I don’t diminish his death nor do I elevate his death beyond the other 4500 that served and died.

John Vestal
John Vestal

For the ladyfolk reading, Will is scheduled to teach the “Football 101:TAMU Asst Coaches’ Edition” later today. Registration link to come.

*Must be 21 or older. Two drink minimum.

:>)

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

There was a time when most Americans deferred to the GOP on foreign policy. The general silence of the GOP establishment in response nominee Trump publicly spouting off irresponsibly about foreign policy in his comment about NATO and expressed admiration of Putin, indicates those days are over. GOP partisanship Trumps foreign policy, a consideration when silent GOP establishment types next speak about foreign policy. Is what they say in the interest of the country, or in the interest of their party? The pattern is clear. I’ll note for the benefit of young Republicans (that unlike much of the GOP base… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Quick question: Does anybody know if Jamie Dupree is sick? I know he’s having voice issues. But he hasn’t been on Herman’s show in a while. He IS, as they say, “the most connected man in DC…” I hope he’s ok.

Noway2016
Noway2016

More nekkid pics of Melania? Well, I guess Trump just sewed up the LGBT vote! LOL!

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Hey, do you want nekkid pics of Hillary ?
Seriously tho, Hillary should just stay in her traditional Chinese uniform, I’d prefer her in an abaya.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Just got email videos of Obamas daughter Malia at lollapalooza pulling up her skirt to twerk her butt……my conclusion, she is a teenager…….her father on the other hand is……….redacted…….
Time for a time out

Noway2016
Noway2016

More ham-handed Dem tactics against Trump. Fire Marshall closes half filled meeting site. Lovvvve it! How many more Average Joes just decided to cast their ballot for Trump? Keep it up! LOL!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3718763/Trump-blasts-fire-marshal-political-interference-thousands-left-outside-rally-despite-massive-spaces-inside.html

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Given Donnie’s track record, I’m inclined to believe the Fire Marshall.

Ellynn
Ellynn

The finalized layout of any space for Mr. Trump or Sec. Clinton is the Secret Service. If the Secret Service required some doors to be dogged down for Mr. Trump’s safety, or to be used only by Trump, you lose all occupant loads out of that door opening. If he had a floor space for 3400 people, that requires at least 10 pairs of 3′-0″ doors under standard fire and building code occupant load calculations. But if the secret service limited crowd egress to 3 pairs, that’s a door load of 1020 people. Doesn’t mater the open space if you… Read more »

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Thinking of marrying your significant other and live with a big mortgage – don’t and double your interest deduction

http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2016/08/01/irs-increases-marriage-penalty-unmarried-cohabitants-to-get-twice-the-mortgage-interest-deduction/#3e453f5d14c8