Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency – Washington Post

I believe the country is going through a nervous breakdown with this presidency. I wake up every morning to see what has happened to our country. Whether or not we are going to war or some important social program has been gutted. This man is frenetic and has no concept of how to run a government or a country and should not be in that office.

And then there’s the corruption. Not the corruption that that one conjures up for example bribery. I’m talking about the corruption of dumping 40000 documents on the lap of the opposition party the night before the hearing for a supreme court nominee. The corruption that the legislative branch has given up all power to the Executive Branch. The corruption of trying to make the judicial branch a reflection of the Republican mindset.

People say that this coming election is the election of our lifetime and they are correct.

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Trump’s Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena – The New York Times

For a failing newspaper the New York Times sure has it’s shit together while probing deep into this dark and brooding White House. Let’s face it these are not confidential memos but rather Public Relation documents put out so that when they try to say the president is above the law they can point to these false documents and say look here it is.

Representative Adam Schiff of California said it best, this President, no president is above the law. And Donald Trump above them all it’s certainly not above the law. He and his corrupt family have infested the White House like roaches or termites. There will be a cleansing and just like Jimmy Carter came after Nixon an unlikely president will be our next leader. Who would have thought that the Great and Mighty Nixon would be replaced by a peanut farmer from Plains Georgia. Basically an unknown quantity on the political scene and yet he became president.

I watched Bernie Sanders last night on Bill Maher. I was not and have not been a Bernie Sanders supporter. I was all in for Hillary Clinton from the beginning hell I was all in for Hillary Clinton in 2008 until she withdrew her candidacy. And as much as I think that nominating someone of my own faith, a Jew, is a mistake I guess the same thing could have been said about nominating Barack Obama, an African American. Bernie makes sense for these times and if we’re going to Unite the Democrats we need to do it with someone who doesn’t seem bought in any way shape or form and Bernie Sanders is that. I never thought I would say this.

Just one more thing, just in case you think he’s got a great legal team, they cited the wrong federal statute for obstruction of justice in this so-called confidential memo.

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President Trump’s lawyers have privately laid out a broad view of his constitutional powers in their fight to keep him from being forced to testify in front of a grand jury in the special counsel investigation. Credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Ambien maker Sanofi: ‘Racism is not a known side effect’ – CNN

Amazing how Rosanne Barr has given a backbone to corporations across the country!

Bravo Ms. Barr, your racism is making a difference.

Now for the sad part. Roseanne Barr and her big mouth has caused people to lose their way of making a living. When you are the star of a TV show you do not have the right to go and speak your mind out on public forums and not take into consideration the fact that you are going to affect other people and their way of making a living.

Shame on Roseanne Barr.

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At Pennsylvania rally, Trump endorses himself – POLITICO

Actually keep America great is a great slogan, we should keep America great by getting rid of 45. It’s sad when someone has to endorse themselves. You remember in high-school that kid that would have to vote for himself because nobody else would vote for him, well that kid is now president.

And from the party that brought you great family values their president calls a member of the media, a respected member of the media, a member of the media that has bent over backwards to be fair, he called Chuck Todd a son of a bitch. He has no right to call a member of the fourth estate that and I hope Chuck Todd brings it up tomorrow on Meet the Press

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President Donald Trump called NBC host Chuck Todd a “son of a bitch.” | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Sen. Klobuchar: Fining social media for bots is a ‘great idea’ – NBC News

For the last couple of weeks I have been asking Twitter support questions regarding Bots. One question I asked is would they Institute a message to verify that individuals are real people and not butts. I also asked them how is an individual supposed to know if they’re dealing with a bot or real person on Twitter. My queries have been met by silence. I get their automated response that says thank you for your feedback so on and so on and so on. As I’ve made it quite clear I have deactivated my Facebook account. So my only social media platform is Twitter. Twitter is afraid to remove all the Box because there total user ship will fall drastically. I have noticed in the last few weeks the number of people I am following has been falling. Not by a lot but I would say between 5 to 10 a week. This idea by senator Amy Klobuchar to find the social media platforms for not looking for Bots is genius. I have asked to have my account verified by Twitter and from their guidelines I met all of the requirements but they said no. So I don’t have a lot of choices at this point other than to opt out of Twitter. Honestly, the amount of traffic that comes to this blog from Twitter and always has been. I did get a large hit when I deactivated my Facebook account but I have joined a company called BlogPros and they have helped my numbers go back up.

Social media has created this problem and they need to fix it.

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The White House asked to borrow a van Gogh. The Guggenheim offered a gold toilet instead – washingtonpost.com

What a slap in the face to the first couple. The Guggenheim refused to give them a van go for their private quarters instead they offered a golden toilet. Maybe that’s the new award they should give out to Trump every year, a golden toilet.

Perhaps the Guggenheim looked at it Trump’s past borrowing history and thought that he may never give back the Van Gogh.

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The exhibit “America,” by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelanis, was a fully functional gold toilet displayed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. (Reuters)

Burger King made a surprisingly good ad about net neutrality – The Verge

It’s both sad and hardening that Burger King understands net neutrality better than the people who are going to legislate about it. Net neutrality only is not good for big corporations who can pay to put themselves at the front of the line. Individuals like you and me will not to do well under net neutrality. Forces that have changed our politics with citizens united will have much more of a say on how we see and read our News. Net Neutrality must be defended at all cost.

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Trump Sorely Needs a Debate Win – The Wall Street Journal

Hillary Clinton and her campaign are very much aware that Donald Trump sorely needs a debate win. They don’t need the Wall Street Journal to tell them. That coupled with the fact that there is an implicit media bias that says that Clinton is an expert the better and Trump is not wood lend Credence to her being the underdog for the next the bank. I believe that Hillary left out much of the ammunition that she’s being derailed about in her first debate for this second and I think crucial debate. There are so many points that were not touched upon by Hillary regarding Trump and his statements and behavior that I believe there’s enough father 4 ammunition for her to set him off on another one of his rents. Her job in the second and third debate are to hammer into the American people psyche that he does not have the temperament to be president of the United States and most importantly commander and chief. Sunday night Donald Trump will need to have a win. The town hall format is one that he is very familiar with and will feel more more at ease then a straight one-on-one the bait. But let’s not forget that Hillary has a lot of town hall experience as well and she took the time to do the talking tour around the United States before announcing her presidency. These are all factors that will weigh in her favor in this debate. I don’t think that this debate will get the ratings that the first one did because it would not have the same impact as the first time they faced each other.

Yes, Trump Sorely Needs a Debate Win and some pundits will give it to him but I do and I believe the American people will find him to be the loser.

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-sorely-needs-a-debate-win-1475709081

Donald Trump Appeared In A 2000 Playboy Softcore Porn – BuzzFeed 

Normally this is where I would tell you about my opinion about the article that I am highlighting. Normally what I write is bolded. This time I’m going to let BuzzFeed and their writers who found this out have the honor of being the highlighted text.

The VHS cover of the video reads: “From luxuriating in a warm, soapy tub, to reveling at an exclusive night club, Carol and Darlene bare their sex appeal and lead you on a sensual journey of discovery.”

On a bus tour hunt for the 2000 Playmate of the Year around the country, the Playmates travel to different cities including New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, Nashville, and San Diego. Trump welcomes the Playmates in New York and pops a bottle of champagne to kick off the New York stop. Trump then pours it over the Playboy bunny logo.

“Beauty is beauty, and let’s see what happens with New York,” Trump says.

Trump on Friday attacked former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who has spoken out about how Trump treated her in the late 1990s, for her “sex tape” — a grainy night-vision video of her having sex while appearing on a reality show. False rumors spread on right-wing websites earlier this week that Machado appeared in a number of online porn videos. The videos under her name on porn sites around the web don’t feature the former beauty queen.

Rachel Maddow reported it on her show today.

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https://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/donald-trump-appeared-in-a-2000-playboy-softcore-porn?utm_term=.me1Mb6XJPB#.dmalbE4yvp

Screenshot from The Rachel Maddow Show