Saturday, April 30, 2016

In 1992 Donald Trump blamed the female victim when Mike Tyson was convicted of rape. Seriously anybody surprised?

Courtesy of Mother Jones:

In October, GOP front-runner Donald Trump got a surprise endorsement from infamous boxer Mike Tyson. "He should be president of the United States," Tyson told the Huffington Post. "Hell yeah, big time!" Tyson said he liked Trump's business instincts: "The guy is winning fair and square, he's not bribing anybody." 

Trump and Tyson are old friends who did business together in the late 1980s, when the real estate mogul promoted and hosted several of Tyson's fights at his Atlantic City casinos and even fashioned himself for a time as the boxer's "business adviser." And in a largely forgotten episode, Trump came to the boxer's aid during one the darkest moments of Tyson's career—his 1992 conviction for raping a beauty queen. To save the champ from being locked up, Trump pitched a highly controversial proposal that would have essentially allowed Tyson to buy his way out of prison. To some observers, it looked like Trump was engaging in a form of bribery—or at least attempting to rig the system.

Oh yeah Hillary Clinton is going to have MOUNTAINS of opposition research to use against this misogynist asshole in November.

And how ironic is it that just yesterday Nancy French was bringing up Mike Tyson's name as an example of the kind of jerk who said sexist things about Bristol's mom? 

I would ask if knowing this changes Palin's opinion of her presidential choice, but let's face it if hypocrisy were cheesecake she would weigh 500 pounds. 


  1. Anonymous6:16 AM

    Lucky thing for Bristol she didn't actually write that post, otherwise she would be looking the fool right now.

    1. Anonymous6:27 AM

      She DOES look like the fool.
      Her name is on it.

      The utter stupidity of that family astounds me.

    2. Anonymous6:33 AM

      LOL, but 'she' did.

    3. Anonymous7:31 AM

      6:33 AM Not without help. The same as her 'purchased' GED. lol.

    4. Anita Winecooler4:23 PM

      It's the glasses that make her look so smart, the cowcatcher under her mouth? Not so much.

  2. Anonymous6:18 AM

    Effort begins to clean up Valley trash


  3. Anonymous6:27 AM

    Fuck, Fight and Flim Flam...

  4. Anonymous6:30 AM

    Trump’s strategy for beating Clinton among female voters: Humiliation

    Top Republicans appear increasingly resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee, and a number of them are morbidly wondering just how extensive a down-ballot disaster his candidacy will unleash for the party, in a pondering-the-iceberg-from-the-decks-of-the-Titanic kind of way.

    Here’s something that might not inspire any additional confidence: The New York Times reports this morning that the Trump campaign is “likely” to employ a strategy against Hillary Clinton that includes hammering her over her husband’s “sexual indiscretions,” as a way to rebut Clinton’s accusation that Trump is sexist:

    1. Anonymous6:58 AM

      Marla Maples cheared on HIM, so let the insults begin. How much did he pay for Malaria?

    2. Anonymous7:17 AM

      Trump deals Clinton a winning card

      ...If Trump were a woman, not only would he not get 5 percent of the vote, but also he would be tarred, feathered, branded and ridden out of town backward on a donkey. Voters male and female would recognize immediately that such a woman was inappropriate, lacking in quality and character, perhaps more than a little crazy — and utterly unqualified to be president of the United States.

      The only thing Trump’s got going for him, one is tempted to say, is the men’s vote , which is no way to deflect accusations of a GOP war on women.

  5. Anonymous6:32 AM

    Trump presents himself as a scourge of the elites. That won’t last.

    ...In other words, Trump’s current self-funding status allows him to continue arguing that he is not bought and paid for by elite donors. When he is the nominee, however, he will help raise money for the party, and he has not decided whether he personally will accept contributions from the elites he’s been railing at.

    ...He said that by remaining in the race, Ted Cruz and John Kasich were tying him down in the primaries, when he could be pivoting to the general, and added:

    “Instead of that, we could be raising money for the Republican Party. A lot of it. I have a lot of friends ready to give a lot of money to the Republican Party. And they’re not going to do it until they find out whether or not I win. I have friends that are going to give tremendous amounts of money to the Republican Party.”

    This suggests that Trump has already been in talks with his wealthy friends, who have privately committed to giving huge amounts to the GOP — once he is the nominee.

    1. Anonymous7:02 AM

      This could be bluff and bluster from tRump also too. I would not be surprised if once the election is over, he files for bankruptcy, covering his losses. He is an expert at covering up his true worth.

    2. Anonymous7:03 AM

      Trump won't be attending the WH Correspondence Dinner tonight
      Trump told The Hill in an interview that he had been invited by multiple news organizations but decided not to go because "I would have a good time and the press would say I look like I wasn't having a good time."
      Really? I think he just can't take the heat without losing it
      on National tv.

    3. Leland11:30 AM

      "This suggests that Trump has already been in talks with his wealthy friends...."

      Trump has friends?

    4. Anonymous12:24 PM

      I'm sure President Obama will get off some humorous thoughts about The Donald at the dinner today. Can hardly wait to watch it!

      We are going to miss having a POTUS that is humorous and can get off jokes so well - his Correspondence Dinners have been the best for his two terms and I doubt seriously any future POTUS will be able to match him!

  6. Anonymous6:52 AM

    Bill Moyers – one of those liberals who knows things and isn’t shy about showing it – remembers that when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, he was “euphoric.” Later that evening, Moyers found him in a “melancholy mood,” and asked him “what was troubling him.” The president answered, “I think we just delivered the South to the Republican Party for a long time.”

    “When the Internal Revenue Service tried to deny tax exemption to private schools, that more than any single act brought the fundamentalists and evangelicals into the political process.”
    "It is racial resentment, and little else, that motivates the Trump supporter.
    The president probably put it best with his now infamous gaffe about “bitter people clinging to their guns and religion.”
    "To excuse ignorance is the equivalent of writing a book on why it is fine to be illiterate."
    "The best tactic of defeat for Donald Trump is to shame his supporters, not sympathize with them."
    "It is much wiser and more moral to politically destroy the enemies of liberalism, especially those who are hell-bent on preaching dislike of people they don’t know, and obstructing the progression of America into a more peaceful, just, and – yes – loving society."

    1. Anonymous6:59 AM

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  8. Anonymous7:28 AM

    Any woman who would vote for dRUMPf is 3 beers short of a six pack. In other words, a half wit.

  9. Anonymous7:36 AM

    Bill Maher Insults Trump’s Supposed Masculinity And It Is GLORIOUS (VIDEO)

    GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump wants everyone to believe that he is this hyper-masculine ladies man that every guy on the planet should strive to emulate. However, as Real Time host Bill Maher points out, nothing could be further from the truth. Trump is actually more like a whiny brat than he is like anyone’s version of a real man.

    Maher started out by asking the guests on his show how anyone could think Trump is masculine:

    “Tell me what is masculine about Donald Trump. I don’t see anything masculine about this guy — the most thin-skinned erratic non-logical whiny person in the world. That’s the ‘old woman’ stereotype. But I don’t see what is so masculine about him.”

  10. Anonymous7:50 AM

    Insiders: Clinton would crush Trump in November

  11. Anonymous8:01 AM

    Inside Trump’s Press Pen

    A reporter’s first campaign job blows up into the biggest story in America.

    I was strolling with my parents through the National Postal Museum in Washington last October—a rare day off the Donald Trump trapeze—when I peered at Twitter and saw that I, like so many other reporters before and since, had suddenly drawn Trump’s ire.

  12. Anonymous8:03 AM

    "Do you think Megyn Kelly will be pointing out The Donald’s mistakes in her upcoming doing-it-for-the-ratings extravaganza?" LONG but TELLING>

  13. Anonymous8:03 AM

    "he's not bribing anybody."

    Now why would a person even bring up and deny "bribing" in the first place? That kind of endorsement sounds suspect to me.

    1. Anonymous10:25 AM

      It's pry because that's basically what Trump tried doing with the rape case. He proposed that Tyson stay out of prison and be allowed to fight Evander Holyfield (who at this point didn't want to fight Tyson naymore) and that Trump would give "a cut" (he never said a percentage as far as I know) of the money that the fight raised to the victim and a charity. He said the money could do so much more good.

      I've been reading up on this stuff this morn since seeing Gryph's post. I'd had no idea Trump was so involved and am glad this information is circulating out there again. no matter how I feel about Cruz and Fiorina, too, I'm glad they're talking about Tyson and Trump's connection. It's sick that Trump would brag about Tyson's endorsement, a guy who was convicted of rape and who had beat up his wife and also been accused of another rape (although that didn't go to trial). Trump was in his mid-40's when he made remarks against the rape victim. He was middle aged and had no concept of what it meant to be a man who stood by women, and here he is at almost 70 talking the same way--he has gained no wisdom over the decades.

    2. Anonymous3:42 PM

      Tyson is a complete creep. He's not only a lnown rapist, but he also bit half of Evander Holyfield's ear off. The guy is a complete animal.

    3. Anita Winecooler4:17 PM

      Anyone think (cough cough) some millionaires with casinos have ties to organized crime? Can't wait to see the long list of opposition research Hillary has, she's not twiddling her thumbs waiting for a stimulus from Donny boy to snipe back at. She's way ahead in the info department.

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  17. Anita Winecooler4:13 PM

    Thanks Brancy, this would have slipped under the radar had you not put vodka in your diet cola while blogging. Yes, I remember it well.


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