Donald Trump seems to be almost as good at dodging taxes as he was at dodging the draft. We already knew that Trump paid no federal income taxes in 1978, 1979, and 1984. We also knew that Trump paid $0 or close to $0 in federal income tax in 1991 and 1993. We should have sympathy for Trump in the early 1990's--he was was having tough times during those years as his casinos were going bankrupt and his creditors forced him to live on only $450,000 a month income. (That’s right. That’s not a typo.)
What is it with the Trump campaign and technology? Donald Trump was noticeably sniffing during much of the debate as can be seen in the following supercut.
Someone, I'll call him "Bill", wrote that he was not sure who was the worse candidate--Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. I told him:
For God's sake, read some of the stories on my list. They will help you figure out which candidate poses the greater danger. Our country will live through four years of Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump is an existential threat to our country.
Hillary Clinton's Medical History
Trump supporters have been pushing a meme recently that Hillary Clinton has epilepsy, Alzheimer's, or some similar disease. Rudy Giuliani promoted these medical rumors when he said, “Go online and put down ‘Hillary Clinton illness,’ take a look at the videos for yourself.”
That's an interesting way of diagnosing Hillary's medical condition. Just for fun, go to Google and type in "Rudy Giuliani child molestor" and see what comes up.
By now you've probably heard about how Trump apparently called for Hillary Clinton's assassination if she appoints Supreme Court Justices who favor gun control.
The following is a list of recommended readings about Donald Trump. I have provided brief comments and quoted highlights from most of these articles. This will give you a Reader's Digest version of the articles, but I encourage you to click on the links to read the articles in their entirety. This is very much a work in progress. I will be adding more articles as time permits.
Gretchen Carlson is suing Fox News Director Roger Ailes for quid pro quo sexual harassment. She claims that he fired her because she refused to sleep with him. Unfortunately for Ailes, New York Magazine columnist Gabriel Sherman wrote that at least 6 more women have stepped forward accusing him of sexual harassment or attempted rape.
An Open Letter to Cornel West, James Zogby, and the Democratic National Convention Platform Committee
Dear Drs. West and Zogby,
Thank you for your magnificent job in trying to convince your fellow platform writers to embrace a more balanced approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unfortunately, your arguments did not persuade your fellow committee members and the national security of both Israel and the U.S. are endangered by their failure to heed your advice. While your questions were powerful and accurate, there were a number of points that you did not raise that should be considered when deciding whether to acknowledge that Palestinians live under occupation. I therefore provide the following analysis in the hopes that it will help you convince your fellow platform committee members to modify the current draft recommendations on Israel and Palestine and to take a more balanced approach.