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Crazy Election

Uploaded: Oct 16, 2016
As I pointed out a few months ago Donald Trump is someone who cannot take criticism or failure. He's setting up a scenario so if he loses, the election "was rigged." It's never his fault. It's "Crooked Hillary," and the biased media. I guess I'm part of the biased media. I'm someone who can tell that Donald Trump isn't fit to be President.

I have "diagnosed," The Donald as a Megalomaniac, someone with delusions of grandeur about himself and his capabilities. Many voters are attracted to Donald's strength and confidence that he can do what he promises. And yet he is such an insecure little baby inside that he can't even stand anyone saying he has "small hands."

He does have small hands. There's nothing wrong with having small hands, but not for a "big, strong man." Trump has to be all macho, all the time. Even in the "locker room," or the back of a bus, he has to show off how he can get any woman, any time. And he's done pretty well with that in reality. His three wives have all be beauty queens, and they raised Donald's five wonderful children.

Hillary was right that the best things about Donald Trump are his children. A few months ago I wrote a blog to his children about talking Dad into dropping out of the Presidential race. I mentioned his fragile ego and how he reacts badly when criticized. And sadly my predictions came true, but worse is yet to come if this man is elected President.

I also said in a prior blog that "Hillary has baggage." Hillary Clinton has been called every name in the book and some that haven't made it into the book yet, and yet she's still standing, albeit in a hunched over way. Trump was right about her stick-to-it-ivness, but Hillary is not well. She's past her time to be President. I know how long she's waited in the wings, but she might have wings before she can get into the White House again.

I wish there was a way that the two candidates would drop out, Donald for mental health reasons and Hillary for physical health. Let the two more qualified and rational VP candidates, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, take over running for President rather than electing one of the main candidates and having him or her in the hospital, mental or physical, after being elected. Let the switch begin now, so we can get back to an election based on Liberal vs. Conservative ideologies and not on which flawed candidate is least flawed.

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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 16, 2016 at 11:06 pm

Donald Trump is a basket case of psychological problems. Doesn't take a trained psychologist or psychiatrist to see that. Isn't it amazing that there is a Presidential nominee who is more immature than many of the kids in our local elementary schools? Astounding but true. And that's not close to describing all of his problems. He's also extremely vain, narcissistic, vulgar, a sexual assaulter, and an unabashed, perpetual liar. And I'm not even sure what adjective describes a personality that commits bizarre acts like pretending to be someone else (for example, 'John Miller' or 'John Barron') so that he can boast about himself in the 3rd-person.

This guy should be in full-time psychiatric therapy, not running for the Presidency of the United States.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 8:09 am

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Dr. Sam comes roaring in with spot-on psychological diagnosis. It really doesn't get any better than that. /sar

Amazing that he's still neck and neck with Clinton huh? Wonder why...

Guess all those lies are catching up to her. My favorite is when she tells the international bankers that she has to have a public and a private opinion, then blames Abe Lincoln. What a whopper.

I also like when she went after those poor women who accused her husband of rape, yet says that all accusers should be believed.

And wasn't her husband impeached for lying about a blue dress? I seem to remember that she claimed she would put a KNOWN sex abuser in charge of her economic policy.

From Sam and the other lefties...crickets.

But (GASP!) Trump said something off-color!

Too funny.






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Posted by Danville, a resident of Danville,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 8:18 am

So, it is perfectly acceptable for you to comment on the size of Trump's hands, but if Trump was to comment on the size of any of your body parts he would be sexist and vulgar. And since you bring up the issue of Trump's hands, did you happen to notice Hillary's VP Tim Kaine's hands during the debate? They were flailing around with bent wrists like Liberace. But wait, if you criticize a Democrat's hands that makes you homophobic and a hater. Glad to see that no double standard exist in politics.


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Posted by Danville, a resident of Danville,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 8:38 am

And let's not forgot Michelle Obama's phony campaign speech in which she claims Trumps words on a tape 11 years ago "has shaken me to my core in a way I couldn't have predicted...and how do we talk to our children about this crude and disgusting topic!".

Gosh Michelle, probably the same way we had to talk to our children about the Bill Clinton impeachment, and explain how despite being married he took advantage of a girl almost his own daughter's age who was an intern and lied under oath about it. The disgusting details of what he did with a cigar, how the DNA on her blue dress proved he lied under oath, and how Hillary went on national t.v. and claimed it was all a "right wing conspiracy" and the media ignored all the prior adultery issues of President Clinton and how Hillary had personally attacked all his victims.
Yes, Michelle Obama, those issues "shook me to my core in a way I could not have predicted", and forced us to discuss vile and disgusting issues with our children.

By the way Michelle Obama, we all remember your campaign speech when Obama was running against Hillary, in which Michelle said this about Hillary:" If she can not take care of her own husband and keep her own house in order, how can she expect to take care of the Whitehouse". Yes, your great friend Hillary who you support so much and are such good friends with.

The way the Democrats will lie and rewrite history to suit their own personal gains "shakes me to my core".


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 8:39 am

@DKSHK :

"Amazing that he's still neck and neck with Clinton huh? Wonder why..."

Uhhhh....Because there are many Republican voters?

" I seem to remember that she claimed she would put a KNOWN sex abuser in charge of her economic policy."

No, she is not going to put Donald Trump in charge of her economic policy. I don't know where you heard that.




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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 8:46 am

@Danville

Yes, Bill Clinton was involved with an intern - an adult intern - and, yes, the affair was a national embarrassment and many, including me, thought that he should have resigned. But that's all over now. Bill isn't running for President. And, finally, drawing parallels between Trump's sexual assaults behavior and the sexual behavior of a man who you think should have been removed from office really doesn't make Trump look good, does it? All you're going to do is convince everyone that neither Donald Trump nor Bill Clinton should be elected President.


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Posted by Ferris , a resident of Danville,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 9:33 am

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Web Link, but when you go, go Vote!


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 9:45 am

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Yes Danville, I love how Michelle breathlessly attacks Trump while at the same time celebrates Beyonce and Jay-Z!

Has anyone ever listened to the lyrics or their songs?

To say this is deliciously ironic is to waste time even explaining it to guys/gals like Sam.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 9:47 am

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Sam - "an adult intern..."

Right there is where you explained this away.

So predictable.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 10:20 am

@DKHSK

Two consenting adults, Dan.

Note the contrast with the cases that are emerging with Trump. The common pattern there is this: One consenting, lecherous male adult and one unwilling, non-consenting female adult.


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Posted by rosalindr, a resident of San Ramon,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 10:52 am

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Dan,

Neither Beyonce nor Jay Zee are running for President.

Danville (are you related to Dan?), Liberace was a wonderful pianist. Pianists need very flexible wrists, really. My mother is a trained classical pianist, not as good as Liberace, but she always played with, as you might call them, "limp wrists," And believe me she is definitely not gay! Maybe Tim Kaine plays piano too.

Roz

PS Sam, Monica was technically an adult but she was also very young and impressionable and taken advantage of, not just by Bill but the spy who pretended to be her friend and then used what she was told in private to attack the Clintons. Hillary wasn't wrong about the "Vast right-wing conspiracy" against them.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 11:16 am

@Roz

Roz, I don't want to be put into the position of defending Bill Clinton. As I said above, I personally think that he should have resigned. But the fact that Monica Lewinsky was "technically" an adult makes all the difference from a legal standpoint: What Bill Clinton did, while disgusting, was legal because they were both consenting adults. What Donald Trump did according to his accusers was BOTH disgusting AND illegal. It's called "sexual assault".

If Trump supporters want to say that Bill Clinton is unfit to be President because of his sexual behavior (a point that I will not argue with) then it follows that Donald Trump is even more unfit because of his sexual behavior.


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 11:32 am

Not only did I love Lady Bird Johnson but I also loved the Lib...what a showman!

Hooray!

According to the rubio, trump is quite likely small all over...i rest my case.


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Posted by SHale, a resident of San Ramon,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 11:34 am

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....and when Trump loses in a landslide he will tie up the results with a tantrum of 'it was rigged'.

Yeah, he is so Presidential.

Donald Duck for write in Prez.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm

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Sam

"What Donald Trump did according to his accusers was BOTH disgusting AND illegal."

You forgot the word "alleged" to have done.

Dan


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm

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Roz,

"Neither Beyonce nor Jay Zee are running for President."

It is incredible that you see no hypocrisy between what the first Lady says about Donald Trump, and the very graphic and sexually explicit lyrics of Beynoce and Jay-Z. Go ahead and look up any number of their songs and take a look for yourself. This is what kids listen to nowadays.



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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 1:42 pm

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Oh, and "Danville" is not related to me.


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Posted by rosalindr, a resident of San Ramon,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 2:58 pm

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Dan,

I believe you when you say the lyrics are disgusting, which is why I won't listen to them. I don't know what Beyonce and Jay Zee do or say but they are married to each other, not strangers on a bus. Also the word "alleged" is a weasel word used by the media to avoid being sued. It doesn't mean "untrue."

Roz


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 3:52 pm

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Roz,

It doesn't mean "true" either.

Dan


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Posted by Jujube, a resident of San Ramon,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Roz

Thje presedential election is a boring topic with already too much TV coverage . Why don't you write a blog on local elections or on some state Propositions, that will be of interset to the residents.


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Posted by rosalindr, a resident of San Ramon,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 5:02 pm

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Jujube,

I planned to do that, but the local San Ramon elections are kind of boring too. Two incumbents are running, and will probably be reelected. I don't know much about the challengers, so I will have to bone up on why they should replace the incumbents. I will try to have something on the City Council election by next week.

I'm already supporting and endorsing incumbents Catharine Baker for State Assembly and Steve Glazer for State Senate. Glazer is running against Republican Joseph Alexander Rubay. I don't know anything about him yet, but Glazer looks pretty secure.

My fellow blogger, Tom Cushing, has written on the State Propositions. Nothing too controversial there even for Tom. There might be something local about the recent purchase of the Golf Course by a developer. There has been an ongoing battle between residents and developers for years, but this time the former Police Chief is playing a major role opposing any development. The owners are now threatening to close down the golf course. Ho hum.

Roz


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 5:07 pm

@Jujube

I disagree. This year's Presidential election can be described by many adjectives but "boring" is not one of them. This one is a once-in-lifetime event. We'll never see a Presidential election like this one again in our lives. (Let's hope.)


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Posted by BobB, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm

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"It is incredible that you see no hypocrisy between what the first Lady says about Donald Trump"

I'm one who sees no hypocrisy. I didn't have a problem with the language Trump used on the video. It was crude and vulgar, but no big deal. Some people talk that way. What was a big deal was what he said that he did. He bragged about sexually assaulting women. I personally have trouble believing that a 59 year old man, famous as he was at that time, would brag about those things and not actually do them.


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Posted by Michael Austin, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows,
on Oct 17, 2016 at 7:38 pm

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Donald Trump is his own worst enemy.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 8:24 am

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BobB,

With all due respect, TALKING about those things does constitute not sexual assault. Was it stupid? Yes. Was it illegal? No.

Now if he DID them, that's a different story and its a matter of the law if the woman presses charges.

I'm not aware of any charges, are you?




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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 8:25 am

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Edit:

"DOES NOT constitute..."

oops.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 8:43 am

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Sam,

"Note the contrast with the cases that are emerging with Trump. The common pattern there is this: One consenting, lecherous male adult and one unwilling, non-consenting female adult."

Evidence?

I think its awfully funny that the only real fact we know is that Leeds herself admitted that she have have allowed him to grope her but that he continued to want more.

That's is what poker players might call, "a tell".




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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 8:45 am

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What the heck is going on with spell check?!

Too many edits above.


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Posted by BobB, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 10:01 am

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@DKHSK,

Does it seem credible to you that he would brag about those things but not do them?

It seems likely to me that women haven't come forward or pressed charges because they were afraid they wouldn't be believed and were afraid for their jobs.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 10:06 am

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Interesting that the left wants to divert all the attention from the current FBI emil dump and talk about unsubstantiated allegations on Trump: Web Link

Save link to LA Times.

So now we have the State Department offering deals to the FBI in exchange for changing classification on Clintons email.

And from the left, crickets.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 10:20 am

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BobB,

"Does it seem credible to you that he would brag about those things but not do them?"

Yes. Given his 'persona' I can see Trump inflating his actions, especially when talking to a young Billy Bush.

Is it juvenile, yes. Is it illegal, no.

Those are facts. You and others are only using this story to detract some from the very real issues that are negatively affecting our country that revolve around Clinton and her inner circle.

That's why none of you will even come close to discussing wikileaks and FBI doc dumps.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 11:01 am

@DKHSK :"Yes. Given his 'persona' I can see Trump inflating his actions, especially when talking to a young Billy Bush."

So your best defense of Donald Trump was that this 60-year old man was lying in a vain, immature attempt to impress a younger guy? My God, how sad and pathetic is that?

As far as Trump's actions with his women accusers, it has yet to be established whether he is guilty or not. If he is guilty of some of the claims, then he has committed sexual assault.

We have here someone who has admitted on tape that he cannot control himself around beautiful women and has said that he has grabbed women's genitals. Now we have multiple women coming forth and saying that he has done the very things that he himself said that he did. The best defense that Trump supporters have come up for him?: That he was lying all along. Oh, and Trump came up with an additional defense: That some of the women actually aren't pretty enough for him.

Sad and pathetic.


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Posted by BobB, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 11:09 am

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I don't find it credible.


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Posted by SHale, a resident of San Ramon,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 11:25 am

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Do we want a person who is juvenile 'acting' to be a President? Do we really want somebody who inflates, exaggerates (lies!) as President? Do we really want somebody who yells 'fire' ''fire' 'fire' when there isn't even flames (Trump already lining up his whine of election fraud).

Really?

to the confused poll numbers generally do not change more than 3+/- points 3 weeks from election day. Trump is toast. And boy is he showing he knows he toast. Buh Bye


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Posted by Amazed, a resident of Mohr Park,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Donald for mental and Ms.Clinton for physical? Of all thing things that have come to light, I remember the laughter following her saying "we came we saw he died" regarding the horrible death of Kadafy.
Something very deeply wrong with that.
I was told that voting for Gary Johnson would be throwing my vote away.
I think voting for either one of them would be throwing alot more away.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm

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Sam,

I'm not defending Trump. I'm simply saying that what he says and what he does has not been legally linked, unlike Clintons impeached husband Bill, who can be proved legally worse than Trump. We have Billy-boy lying outright to a grand-jury and Trump did...what?...talk like country club golfer out on the back nine.

Yep, exactly the moral equivalence that you cannot and will not live up to.

You, the Emperor, have no clothes!

And we all know that as soon as the election is over, these allegations will be quickly swept away, lets not fool ourselves...well, yourselves.

Now, on to Wikileaks and FBI data dumps. Will ANY of you faux-moralists even address these topics??!!

LOL, I'm only messing with you, I know you won't, because you can't.

Typical.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 1:58 pm

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BobB,

ok, I respect your opinion...


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Posted by beach bum, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 2:02 pm

SHale,

Speaking of inflating the "fire", I'm reminded of when HRC claimed she was under sniper FIRE on the tarmac in Bosnia in the mid-nineties. In reality, there were only schoolchildren there to greet her with daisies in hand.

Glad I was able to help clear that up.


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Posted by beach bum, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Hey remember when the media went wild in 2012 covering the incident when Mitt Romney apparently went on a long road trip with his dog in a carrier on top of his car?

Just like in this election cycle, the media goes great lengths to uncover the important issues on both sides of the aisle.


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Posted by Danville, a resident of Danville,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 3:59 pm

If the general public had critical thinking skills they would ignore what Trump said on a tape about woman 11 years ago, ignore Bill Clinton's proven history of adultery, and not let the liberal media dictate the importance of these non-issues over real issues that actually will affect the general public in the next four years: Law & Order, National Security, The Economy, Taxes, & Appointing US Supreme Court Judges. Those issues will actually affect the general public, and however you decide to vote, you should look at how Trump & Hillary differ on these issues.

The liberal media loves to focus on non-issues as they sell more papers, increase the ratings, make the media more money, and confuse the general public on what will actually affect them. Trump being crude on a tape 11 years ago won't affect us, nor will Bill Clinton's pattern of adultery. Law & Order, National Security, Taxes, The Economy, Appointment of US Supreme Court Judges will actually affect the general public. But if the liberal media actually spent their time focusing on these issues, they would make less money, and more likely than not Trump would beat Hillary in a very close election.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 4:23 pm

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Its funny how Sam, SHale, Billie et al would love to keep the focus on Trump and his musings but remain completely silent regarding the collusion being uncovered between the FBI and State Department regarding the case agasint Hilary: Web Link

Or Project Vertitas uncovering massive voter fraud and breaking campaign finance laws committed by the DNC and other affiliated groups by the bucket-full: Web Link

Safe links.

Noooo! Trump is alleged to say mean, nasty things and THAT MUST be the focus.

Heh!


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 5:05 pm

@DKHSK

Haven't been following the story on the disagreement between the FBI and the State Department regarding the classification of some information. If you've got a link to a mainstream news service with a good explanation of what's going on then I might look at it. But, sorry, no I'm not interested in reading a story on what sounds like an extremist right-wing website that goes by the name of "Liberty Blitzkrieg" or any story on a conspiratorial website like Zerohedge. We simply have different views on what are credible sources of information.


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Posted by Sue Thayer, a resident of Birdland,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Okay, beach bum, so let me get this straight -- you are equating Seamus-on-the-roof with serial sexual assaults?

May I know who you are, please? I don't ever want to be anywhere near you, or your poor dog either, for that matter!


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm

@beach bum :"Speaking of inflating the "fire", I'm reminded of when HRC claimed she was under sniper FIRE on the tarmac in Bosnia in the mid-nineties. In reality, there were only schoolchildren there to greet her with daisies in hand."

So you think that that lie made in the mid-nineties is more significant than all the lies that Donald Trump has told since then and throughout his campaign, do you?


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 7:04 pm

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Sam

Web Link

Reuters

Web Link

Time

Good enough for you?

I'll be awaiting your fine analysis on these topics.


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Posted by beach bum, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 8:12 pm

Sue Thayer

In the interest of making sure you're following along..my comment was in response to a post about exaggerations and inflated rhetoric.

Btw, I'm NOT a Trump supporter..but HRC is definitely a accomplished BS artist. Are you going to argue that point too with another of your scorched earth personal attacks?


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Posted by beach bum, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Sam,

I typically don't like to argue with hyper-partisans..I'm too old, seen too much, full of disgust with both parties.

But just so you know - HRC made this claim in 2008. The fact she would choose to exaggerate like this for no apparent reason is troubling and a sign of very poor character.


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Posted by Sue Thayer, a resident of Birdland,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 8:38 pm

beach bum: It won't be necessary -- unless you can't tell the difference between your two comments.


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Posted by beach bum, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Oct 18, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Sue, what are your thoughts on HRC lying to the faces of the families of the men killed in Benghazi. You know, the whole video thing?

Or am I once again, based on your logic, diminishing the severity of sexual assault?

I'll give you a few minutes to unwind from your contorted pretzel debate tactics



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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 7:28 am

@beach bum :"Sam, I typically don't like to argue with hyper-partisans..I'm too old, seen too much, full of disgust with both parties......Sue, what are your thoughts on HRC lying to the faces of the families of the men killed in Benghazi. You know, the whole video thing."

Donald Trump is a long-time proven liar. Fact. There's nothing to argue about.

And the whole Benghazi thing has gotten as tiresome as the search for Obama's Kenyan birth certificate. It's been beaten to death by at least eight Congressional investigations. Not even going to bother to respond further.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 7:39 am

Donald Trump seems to be lashing out with more and more outrageous claims about rigged elections and other wild accusations. I think that he realizes that he's going to lose the election and, as we know by Trump's past behavior labeling others "Losers", there is nothing worse than being a "Loser" for Trump. His ego won't accept the fact he's a "Loser". He still thinks that he won both of his debates against Hillary. So he's going to try to convince himself and his supporters that he didn't really lose the election but that it was a "rigged" election that was stolen from him. Watch for his claims and accusations to become more and more outrageous and disconnected from reality as Election Day approaches.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 7:45 am

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Still waiting for that spot-on analysis Sam...?

Ha! I know you can't dude...


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 8:04 am

@DKHSK

May look at your links this weekend, Dan. You should know, however, that when it comes to determining what is and is not classified that Hillary Clinton, as head of the US State Department, most likely had "Derivative Classifier" authority and therefore had considerable say in determining what information was officially classified and what was not.

BTW, I work with classified at my workplace and have some knowledge about these things. How about you?


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Posted by SHale, a resident of San Ramon,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 11:15 am

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Oh Dan: You pick and chose what you read, aye? :) I'm not for Trump, I'm not for Clinton. I'm for a selection 'none of the above'. Can you make that happen?
Like most other Presidential elections I did 'vote' for somebody I voted against the most foul smelling ie the one I held my nose the least for.

Trump will lose by double digits and then spend much time crying about election fraud.
This was all a ploy so he can have Trump TV channel. hahahahahaha


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Posted by Sue Thayer, a resident of Birdland,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm

beach boy -- it looks like you don't really need me here. You can ask and answer your own questions, and have more fun doing it that way. These flame wars don't hold much appeal -- just an unproductive rehash and strut. You two or three regulars can entertain yourselves unproductively without my help.

Except for "Ferris" -- I believe he (or she) gets it about right, far upthread.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm

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Sam,

"...derivative classifier"

LOL! That's not what the FBI said. But you already know that, don't you.

And I won't hold my breath on your "enlightened" analysis.


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Posted by rosalindr, a resident of San Ramon,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm

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SHale,

Trump will lose and he's expecting it and setting his Trumpanzees up by telling them the election is rigged and Hillary is crooked. That might work in most elections, but Trump's followers believe he is the last hope of saving America as it used to be before a Black man became President. I won't say all of them are Nazi's but many are, and if Trump doesn't make a proper conciliation speech, but calls it rigged and crooked, we could be on the verge of another Civil War or at least regional chaos.

Roz


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 3:20 pm

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SHale,

"You pick and chose what you read, aye?"

Uh, no, I have my kids pick and chose what I read, duh. /sarcasm

Of course I do! What kind of question is that??

"I'm for a selection 'none of the above'. Can you make that happen?"

If I could, I would. Anyone who's been paying the slightest bit of attention (I'm not talking about you, Sammy), knows that I wanted Ted Cruz as the candidate. We wouldn't be talking about any silly allegations and he would have eviscerated Hillary in any debate. But, alas, we are where we are!


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm

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Roz,

Reagan - Nazi
Bush I - Nazi
BushII - Nazi
McCain - Nazi
Romney - Nazi
Trump - Nazi

We've heard all this before and its boring...


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Posted by LOL, a resident of Donlon Elementary School,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Godwins law : )


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 5:01 pm

@LOL : "Godwins law : )"

We have a winner!

Reminder: Demolition Derby airing nationwide at 6pm. Last opportunity for I'll-be-so-Presidential-that-you-won't-even-recognize-me Trump to make his appearance.


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Posted by Danville, a resident of Danville,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm

Roz: Stating that you won't say all of Trump's supporters are Nazi's, but many are. Really? Based on what? Do you even know what Nazi's are? Nazi's tried to outlaw organized religion, killing thousands of Catholics, millions of Jews. Read the leaked Clinton e-mails, where they show their true hatred of Catholics and Evangelists. If anyone is a Nazi, it is Clinton and her Catholic haters. You may not like Trump but saying his supporters are Nazi's is libelous & ignorant & you have lost all credibility & shame on The Danville Weekly for paying you for your hatred & libelous statements.


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Posted by rosalindr, a resident of San Ramon,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 5:25 pm

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Danville,

Here's a link to the American Nazi Party Web Link They are not like German Nazi's (yet), just plain vanilla White supremicists.

I wrote a blog several months ago asking if Trump is the New Hitler, and concluded his followers are like Hitler's early followers. Web Link

German Nazi's evolved from supporters of Adolph Hitler's uplifting speeches about bringing back the glory of Germany, to being the Nazi's you described. They did not start out that way. I said Trump was still in 1933, but I am worried he and his followers will move to 1936. That was still before the camps, but on the road to them.

Trump has big crowds at his rallies. Hitler had big crowds at his rallies. Trump told his supporters to "punch [a protester] in the face." Hitler had protesters thrown out of his rallies. I've never heard of "Godwin's Law," but if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, and has an orange face, Godwin is right.

Roz


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 5:49 pm

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Roz,

Large crowds = Nazi

Hmm...I guess the bar is set pretty low now.


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Posted by rosalindr, a resident of San Ramon,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm

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Here's another link to a fun video on Libertarian Gary Johnson. I'm voting for him and if everyone who is dissatisfied with Hillary and Trump voted for Johnson, he would win. Don't waste your vote, vote for Johnson.

Web Link


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Posted by Danville, a resident of Danville,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm

Leaked video shows Clinton's people paid criminals to go to Trump rally in Chicago & start violence. Who is the Nazi, Roz? You need to apologize for calling Trump supporters Nazi's. Otherwise, I, and many others have lost all respect for you Roz. You can not like Trump but calling us Nazi's is horrible & so offensive an apology is appropriate.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 9:22 pm

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I think any effort to align Trump to Nazis diminishes the horrors that the Nazis committed.

Straight up irresponsible.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 10:34 pm

I thought that Donald Trump did a better than expected job early in the debate. Both candidates seemed to be on their best behavior and look as Presidential as possible. Interesting back and forth sparring on the matter of abortion, with good points made by both sides. The turning point was Trump's answer to the question of whether he would honor and respect the results of the Presidential election. Trump gave a really bad, bad answer to that. I knew at that point that Trump had lost the debate big time.

The closing summary statements also were much different from each other. Hillary Clinton nicely summed up her case for being President on a positive, optimistic note, while Donald Trump's answer was a bit disjointed and dark.

The moderator (Chris Wallace?) did a very good job of keeping things under control and moving the debate forward.


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Posted by rosalindr, a resident of San Ramon,
on Oct 19, 2016 at 10:52 pm

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Sam,

I agree Chris Wallace did a very good job with good questions and not fluff. He also moved on if the candidate avoided answering. He pressed once, but if he didn't get any follow up, he moved on to the next topic, which kept the debate moving and didn't deteriorate into the candidates bickering with each other.

Hillary was very well prepared but sounded a little robotic with her encyclopedic answers. On the other hand some of Trumps answers were a little too vague.

Danville,

Nazi is a loaded word. I apologize for using it, but Trump does have support from right wing extremist groups like the KKK. They are the same as Nazis in my opinion.

Roz




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Posted by Darius, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 3:08 am

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I am less concerned about Trump's sexual adventures, I am afraid of possible ties of Trump and Russia and Putin's interfere in the U.S. election and other affairs. Partnering with Russia is risky. They do what they want in Syria. Russians really consider us their enemies. Putin's regime is definitely supporting things like various online attacks on us. More and more people and even big businesses suffer from ransomware viruses like Cerber Web Link Computer experts are confident all roots are in Russia Web Link Places like hospitals suddenly attacked by crypto viruses cannot afford losing all patients' data. Millions and millions go there as ransom payments.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 6:52 am

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Darius,

Do you have one shrewd of evidence that Trump is connected to Putin?

Just one?

I'd be more concerned with Clinton connections to the Russians through her brokering of a uranium deal which, maddeningly, Trump has not brought up once in the debates.

But Trump?


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Posted by Danville, a resident of Danville,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 6:58 am

Roz: First you label me as a Nazi if I prefer Trump to Hillary, and now you claim I am member of the KKK if supporting Trump. You are unbelievably offensive with your libelous statements. Why can't people simply prefer one to another without you slinging hateful labels? Danville Weekly thinks this is acceptable, pay you for your hurtful and ignorant labels? Shame on them and you for your stereotyping and hateful labels. By the way, only candidate who has embraced a group supporting rights for one race over another is Hillary and her advocating for Black Lives Matter. Trump does not accept any group that favors one race over another. If anyone is a racist, playing one race over another, it is Hillary. You, Roz, owe all Trump supporters an apology and your labels are inaccurate, offensive, and slanderous.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 7:00 am

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Roz,

So now Trump is somehow in bed with the KKK?

Did you know that the communist party is backing Clinton? Web Link

I guess that must mean that Clinton must have supported the killing of 10's of millions due to that ideology?

I'm sick of this topic.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 7:31 am

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So the new outrage-of-the-moment is Trump not saying whether he would accept the results of the election?

LOL! 4 million invalid voter registrations...and that's just what we know now.

The dems and media complex (but I repeat myself) are doing EVERYTHING they can to not talk about wikileaks and FBI data dumps...


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Posted by Darius, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 9:09 am

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Ukraine. Trump's aide Paul Manafort former adviser to the pro-Putin and former Ukrainian president Yanukovych (now hiding in Russia) Trump's adviser on Russia and Europe Paige Carter maintains relations with a close Putin businesses like Gazprom. Trump's construction business is quickly developing in Russia. Russian oligarchs are among the main buyers of Trump's prestigious real estate. Too many contacts with Russian business circles, where little happens without the consent of the Kremlin. Trump's Soho project and three other Bayrock projects would have faced bankruptcy, without an infusion of funds from Russia and Kazakhstan. He is just a puppet of Putin.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 9:43 am

Mommy! Mommy! I had a bad dream! It was night time and there was this big, dark train, and it was all on fire and there were clowns running all over the train trying to put the fire out. And then the wheels started falling off the train! The wheels were on fire and spinning and spinning and flying off the train and going everywhere! And at the front of the train there was a big clown. He looked like an old clown, and he had orange hair and small hands. He was angry and was screaming and screaming and shouting and shouting that he had the best train and orange hair in the whole world, and that no one had a train or orange hair as good as his train and orange hair! And then the train suddenly smashed through big wall and went off a big cliff with all the clowns screaming and then it disappeared into the darkness!

There, there, Timmy. It's OK. You just had a nightmare, sweetie. Try to go back to sleep.

OK, Mommy. I'll try, but I hope that I don't dream about that clown with the orange hair and small hands again. He was scary!


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

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Darius,

I guess it never occurred to me that Donald Trumps name is really spelled PAUL MANAFORT.

Now I'll ask it again: give me one shred of evidence that DONALD TRUMP is connected to Putin.

I'll be awaiting your breathless response.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 11:21 am

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Sammy,

Still waiting on your expert commentary regarding wikileaks and FBI dump.

This will follow you on every thread in which you comment...


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Posted by Billie, a resident of Mohr Park,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 1:11 pm

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DKHSK: "give me one shred of evidence that DONALD TRUMP is connected to Putin"

How about Trump on his relationship with Putin in his own words?
From Politifact: Web Link
When Thomas Roberts of MSNBC asked Trump, "Do you have a relationship with Vladimir Putin? A conversational relationship or anything that you feel you have sway or influence over his government?" Trump responded, "I do have a relationship, and I can tell you that he's very interested in what we're doing here today. He's probably very interested in what you and I am saying today, and I'm sure he's going to be seeing it in some form." -- interview, November, 2013

"You know, I was in Moscow a couple of months ago. I own the Miss Universe Pageant and they treated me so great. Putin even sent me a present, a beautiful present." -- address at the CPAC conference, March 2014

"Russia does not respect our country any longer. They see we've been greatly weakened, both militarily and otherwise, and he certainly does not respect President Obama. So what I would do"as an example, I own Miss Universe, I was in Russia, I was in Moscow recently and I spoke, indirectly and directly, with President Putin, who could not have been nicer, and we had a tremendous success. The show was live from Moscow, and we had tremendous success there and it was amazing, but to do well, you have to get the other side to respect you, and he does not respect our president, which is very sad." -- address at the National Press Club, May 2014

"As far as the Ukraine is concerned ... if Putin wants to go in -- and I got to know him very well because we were both on 60 Minutes. We were stablemates, and we did very well that night." -- portion of an answer at the Fox Business News debate, Nov. 2015.

And since you gave me a shout-out, DKHSK, regarding the conspiracy theory on "massive voter fraud and breaking campaign finance laws": First of all, James O'Keefe/Project Veritas is the same person/organization behind the thoroughly debunked ACORN voter fraud controversy. In fact, O'Keefe ended up paying $100,000 to the ACORN employee he defamed in his famous video. Veritas, or truth, doesn't seem to be what his "project" really offers. And then, according to your own posted source, Time: "Nothing in the video shows the Clinton campaign violating the law, or the campaign's own policy. . . . This approach to training volunteers is standard operating procedure across field campaigns, according to a Republican field staffer, who requested anonymity."

As for the "collusion being uncovered between the FBI and State Department", again, according to your source, Reuters, "The State Department and the FBI both confirmed that a conversation about the email's classification and an increase in FBI slots in Iraq took place, but both agencies said there was no "quid pro quo"." There's no there there. As for your other source, "Liberty Blitzkrieg", well, it's no wonder Roz sees Nazis under every rock when a group uses Nazi military terminology to identify themselves.

That's my two cents, and *all* I'm going to offer on your current conspiracy theories. You have a good day!


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Posted by Danville, a resident of Danville,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 2:19 pm

It is really sad that we live in a world where people can not have an honest preference for one candidate over another without getting called a Nazi, a member of the KKK, and other hurtful and offensive words. If I was to put a Trump sign in my front yard or a Trump bumper sticker on my car I have no doubt it would be vandalized or worse due to my political views. However, when I see people with Hillary bumper stickers on their cars or signs in their yards we all know nobody is going to vandalize it or feel the need to yell offensive and hateful words at them. Why is that? Freedom of religion is not the only freedom that is being attacked by the liberals and Hillary advocates, but also freedom of political views and opinions. I can see uneducated and young students getting caught up in their first political season and saying and doing hateful things, but I would expect more from educated and mature people, like Roz, and the others on this blog who feel the need to make jokes about Trump's hands, skin color, hair, like Sam and others did. You wonder why this political season is so divisive and as a country we are having such nastiness and evilness, well the hate coming from the anti-Trump people is stirring the pot. If we made jokes about Hillary's physical characteristics we would be condemned but somehow it is acceptable for Roz and you others to do the same to Trump?

Take a minute and think about your actions and comments and hate, and the affect it is having on our youth. We are all Americans first, not Democrats, not Republicans, and it is time to respect honest differences in opinions, without feeling the hate to label others Nazi's KKK members, and jokes about physical characteristics. If the youth watch you sling your hatred and extreme labels on others, what do you think they are going to do in the future? Even if Hillary wins, we all are going to lose, as you have cast such labels on us Trump supporters that we will never feel welcomed or valued and a country divided will ultimately fall.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 2:44 pm

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Billie,

So...Donald Trump is connected to Putin through...BEAUTY PAGEANTS??

Thanks Billie. I think that covers about everything.


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 2:47 pm

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Billie,

"First of all, James O'Keefe/Project Veritas is the same person/organization behind the thoroughly debunked ACORN voter fraud controversy."

You mean the same ACORN organization that was defunded by congress and put out of business because of the investigation by one James O'Keefe, the founder of Veritas?

Please Billie, you're making yourself look silly. (No pun intended)


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Posted by DKHSK, a resident of Bridle Creek,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 2:49 pm

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Billie,

"The State Department and the FBI both confirmed that a conversation about the email's classification and an increase in FBI slots in Iraq took place, but both agencies said there was no "quid pro quo".

I know the point is lost on you, but the fact is that it was discussed and offered in the first place. Clinton tried to sway the FBI by offering goodies.

She's corrupt through and through and you know it.


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 3:15 pm

@Danville :"....but I would expect more from educated and mature people, like Roz, and the others on this blog who feel the need to make jokes about Trump's hands, skin color, hair, like Sam and others did."

Please, that's unfair. I've made fun of Donald Trump for a lot more things than just his small hands and orange hair. I've also made fun of his immaturity, his narcissism, his vanity, his potty mouth, his comically outrageous lying, his lack of self-control, and the fact that he has the attention span of a small chipmunk.


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Posted by Danville, a resident of Danville,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm

So, Sam, it is unfair that people take offense at your attacking the hands, the skin color, the hair, of the candidate we are supporting? Your statement that you also "made fun" of his immaturity, narcissism, vanity, potty mouth, lack of self control, and attention span of a chipmunk. Those things you "made fun" of are subjective labels you have applied to him. You did not list one objective actual policy, platform issue, that you disagree with, just hurtful, subjective labels. You wonder why there is so much discourse, why people are so divisive? How would you feel if at work during your annual review your boss criticized your hands, your skin color, your hair, your potty mouth, your attention span of a chipmunk? How would you feel? Objectively evaluated, or hatefully labeled? Disagree with his immigration plan, his tax plan, his stance on combatting ISIS, and as a society we can agree to disagree with you and move on together after the election. But labeling him by his physical characteristics and labeling us for supporting him as racist and KKK members is destroying our country. You and your candidate may win this election but at what cost?


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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 5:05 pm

@Danville

Excuse me, "Danville", but aren't you the same guy who recently got his post deleted on an earlier thread started by Roz because you were making unfounded, unfair, and subjective insinuations about Kaine based on his physical characteristics?


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Posted by Danville, a resident of Danville,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Sam, after Roz went after Trump's hands, I did mention as a teaching moment how would the Democrats feel if did the same, attacked Kaine for his hand movements, and of course my statements were removed but Roz's remained. Apparently you guys can dish it but not take it. You learned nothing from me showing you how it feels, as witnessed by your recent statements about Trump's physical appearance. Sad.


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Posted by rosalindr, a resident of San Ramon,
on Oct 20, 2016 at 8:40 pm

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Danville,

"Roz: First you label me as a Nazi if I prefer Trump to Hillary, and now you claim I am member of the KKK if supporting Trump. You are unbelievably offensive with your libelous statements. Why can't people simply prefer one to another without you slinging hateful labels?"

I did not call you a Nazi or a member of the KKK. I said "Nazi is a loaded word. I apologize for using it, but Trump does have support from right wing extremist groups like the KKK. They are the same as Nazis in my opinion."

Now are you claiming to be aligned with the KKK? You are saying that, not me. I am closing down this discussion because it has deteriorated into personal attacks against ME and the San Ramon Express that are not justified based on what I actually posted as quoted above.

Roz


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