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Case Study On How To Deceive Others

By The Reverend Published: May 4, 2016

This blog is called Blog of Mass Destruction for a good reason. A lot of stuff that passes as "news" or "truth" in America needs blown-the-hell-up.

This afternoon's target is an easy target but blowing it up should serve as an example for others on how to blow your own "news" targets up. These targets are everywhere. They flow like sewage from the founts of Professionals who earn their keep by deceiving others.

As you probably already know, Hillary Clinton has been blasted repeatedly over the last 48 hours about coal mining jobs. Paid-deceivers all the way from Andrea Mitchell to Fox Freaks have fallen in line to criticize Hillary for saying something about coal mining jobs that she never said...or even implied.

On March 13th, CNN hosted a Democratic presidential candidates "townhall". The next day, Professional liars at The Federalist website made a BFD out of this alleged Hillary statement....

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Why Trump's Campaign Is An Abomination

By The Reverend Published: May 4, 2016

If you read this blog regularly, you know that I have never bought into the mainstream meme which says that what makes so many white conservatives and Republicans support and defend Donald Trump is rage and anger over being betrayed by elected Republican politicians and/or the GOP establishment. I have never accepted that meme as containing the truth of Trump's popularity in the primary campaign.

This points us in the right direction...

61 percent (of Trump supporters) don’t believe President Obama was born in America, 62 percent think he is a secret Muslim, and 63 percent want the U.S. Constitution amended to end birthright citizenship.

Those numbers are just slightly higher with Trump supporters than they are when all Republicans were asked the same questions....

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Now What?

By The Reverend Published: May 4, 2016

So, all that happened. The Indiana numbers in a minute.....but first, a few responses....

The New York Daily News tabloid cover has these words this morning...."Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the GOP, a once great political party, killed by an epidemic of Trump."

Restate headline: Super Doomsday: Your complete and tragic Indiana result and delegate update

In Redstate's recommended diaries: "Trump voters should be disrespected. They deserve it"....and...."If you support Trump, you are trash."

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Indiana, VP's, & What Comes After November

By The Reverend Published: May 3, 2016

Though polling is sketchy from Indiana, Trump is expected to win that state's GOP primary today. I'm looking for a 10 point Trump win over Theo Cruz, a guy all dressed up with a running mate and yet nowhere to go. There will be no more Wisconsins for Cruz. Cruz should be proud, though, that his was the first devil-filled candidacy to go as far as it did in a GOP presidential primary. Congratulations TrusTed...and good phucking luck when you go back to work alongside all those establishment GOP senators you've been railing against for the last year.

Today's Hillary-Sanders Democratic Indiana primary matchup should be a close contest. The last poll had Hillary up by 4 in the state. Independents are allowed to vote in both party's presidential primaries in the Hoosier state, so it is possible for Sanders to upset Clinton. What I'll be looking for is the total number of votes cast in each party's presidential contest. Indiana, surprisingly, voted for Obama in 2008....but chose Romney in 2012.

Now, there will be a thousand Hillary-Trump polls to come in the next 6 months. And recognizing that the one discussed here...which only pertains to the state of, again, but a snapshot in time, and only a snapshot of one state, although an important one.....let's see how the very, very terrific Trump is doing so far in the Sunshine state....

Clinton would wallop Trump by 49-36 percent if the election were held today and she’d best Cruz 48-39 percent....

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Signs Of Life....And Death

By The Reverend Published: May 2, 2016

First on this Monday, take a look at the best thing that came out of the White House Correspondent's event. Bill O'Reilly's 'dunce on the street' Jesse Watters, a guy who kind of ambushes people on the street so Papa Bill can air the videos on his Old White Men program to "prove" how dumb average Americans are....primarily young people... got a taste of his own disgustingly juvenile medicine when HuffPo's Ryan Grim pretended to be "ambushing" Watters with his cell phone during an afterparty party.

Watters snatched Grim's phone, stuck it in his pocket...and as you might imagine....Grim didn't take too kindly to that move....and a fight between the two broke out. Well, not really a fight. An authentic fight would have left, you know, marks, and there would have been EMT's called, etc. But, at least, some tables and chairs were knocked over in the dustup.

Some may disagree....but I thought the brief melee was just about the only sign of "real" life to come out of the entire evening. Sure, the evening had everyone in the audience laughing and having a great time...some, not many, good joke lines were offered up...but most importantly, the evening's gaiety helped to relax the Beltway Bunch so they could return to their day jobs refreshed.....and ready to come up with new ways to lie and deceive the American population.


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Geroge Will Wants A 50 State Trump Loss

By The Reverend Published: May 1, 2016

Here's the latest George Will advice for conservative/Republican voters who really dislike Donald Trump.....

...this is a time for prudence, which demands the prevention of a Trump presidency.

Were he (Trump) to be nominated, conservatives would have two tasks. One is to help him lose 50 states.....

Not something one would expect from a bowtied bastard who has spent his entire adult life camouflaging the pile of shite which is the modern Republican Party. For decades, Will has proudly sprayed his bathroom deodorizing vocabulary over HIS Republican Party in order to mask the stench...shredding what little credibility he ever had in the process.

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Trump's Great Big....Victim Card

By The Reverend Published: April 30, 2016

As the winter wound down in 2009, Americans were confronted with a "new" conservative protest movement calling itself the Tea Party. Barack Obama had just been inaugurated as the nation's first black president and many white conservative/Republicans saw the election of Obama as a threat to white-majority control in the "melting pot" of the United States.

This Tea Party protest group pretended that what motivated them to be protesting a presidency which had barely even started was that they were T.axed E.nough A.lready. I found the taxed enough already thing to be quite silly because federal income tax rates at the time were at the lowest rates they had been in a generation or more. The Tea Party's mantra, however, I think, exposed the rationale behind the conservative protest group. "Taking Our Country Back"...was their motto.

White conservative Tea Party members were all about taking THEIR country back from, given the timing of the beginning of their movement, the black guy whose historic presidency reminded them that white-majority America's days were numbered.

My point here is that white conservatives who formed and made up the Tea Party saw themselves as....victims...of social, cultural and demographic changes in America which they could not control. The black Obama making his home in THEIR White House was a symbol to these white conservatives that their fears of becoming victims in THEIR own country were being realized.

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Playing The Dick Card

By The Reverend Published: April 30, 2016

It was just Tuesday that I wrote this....

So, when Trump "slips" and calls Hillary a bitch, or something comparable, corporate-whore media members will yuk it up, explaining how nothing Trump can say will hurt his chances because: he's Trump. When Donald points back to the Bill Clinton 90's and blames Hillary for her husband's consensual sex improprieties, fluffer-media will say it is all "fair game."

Two days later, at the "liberal" CBS website......

On the face of it, insulting your way to the presidency seems like a stupid, unworkable idea. Then again, Clinton has shown herself vulnerable to attacks on her character, not to mention her husband's.

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Greed-Addiction & It's Enablers

By The Reverend Published: April 29, 2016

I just heard Joe Scarborough talking about Trump rallies. He pooh-poohed what he called the "shiny objects" of wall building and banning Muslims which have been the keys to building Trump's following and actually said that Trump rallies are all about "economics".

I suppose, then, that what all those white males with high school diplomas who support Trump are so excited about is lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%, eliminating the estate tax for a few thousand billionaire families and making sure that living billionaires, who are being treated unfairly under the current 39.6% income tax rate, find relief with a 25% top income tax rate.

In other words.....what Scarborough said is total foolishness. But Scarborough's anticipated Big Trump-Ratings Bonus depends on the former GOP congressman spouting foolish things and deceiving audiences.

The prickish MSNBC host went on to say that it was important for "mainstream" Republicans to figure out why Trump is succeeding "because guess what, they're (entitlements) going to bankrupt us, it's simple, we're going to be bankrupt as a nation if we don't take that head on."

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The Authentic Donald

By The Reverend Published: April 29, 2016

In a feature piece for the May/June edition of Politico Magazine, five authors who have written books about Donald Trump took a conversational interview with two Politico writers. The interview is found here...and it is worth reading in it's entirety.

The introduction...

Want to know where Trump inherited his entrepreneurial bent? Gwenda Blair traces it to his grandfather, who ran a series of restaurants in the Klondike that featured some of the best food in town, as well as private areas where “sporting ladies” could “entertain” miners. Who was really doing the deals that made Trump famous? Wayne Barrett will tell you the only signature that really mattered on a contract belonged to Trump’s father, Fred. What broke up Trump’s first marriage? Harry Hurt III writes that Ivana “confided to female friends that Donald had difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection.” How did a man who came perilously close to personal financial ruin sell himself as a master dealmaker? By exaggerating everything, including his net worth, which Timothy O’Brien revealed was far less than advertised. And if you wonder what now drives Trump’s pursuit of the White House, Michael D’Antonio has argued it’s the same deep neediness he felt as a child and that has fueled every business deal and attention-chasing stunt since then.

I've cherry picked statements for that interview which stood out to me. The statements below each stand on their own and so I've labeled them with small case letters....

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