Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Historian Ken Burns on Trump:" You need somebody who actually knows how to get it done and doesn't just lie 200-300x a day."

You know typically historians will wait several years, if not decades, to pass judgement on a presidency, but these days they are lining up to give their opinions on Donald Trump before he even takes office.

Likely in the hopes that he never will take office and they will not have to report on the end of American civilization as we know it.

You know my daughter and I talked about the Trump candidacy while she was visiting and neither one of us could come with any good reason why the Republicans have not taken him out and dumped his body in a river by now.

That's a little tongue in cheek, but not entirely.


  1. I would be remiss to my sisterhood if I did not come forward and offer to castrate Drump before aforementioned dump.

    1. SallyinMI6:44 AM

      Bravo, Lauren!

      As to why they are putting up with him, I think they have conceded November to Clinton, and are throwing the conceited bastard under the bus. Not that he doesn't deserve every tread mark. But this way, they figure in four years they can spruce up Cruz and maybe make Kasich look human, and search around for another white male to run against Clinton.
      Notice there is very little criticism of Trump from the top GOP. They are keeping their mouths shut, and will no doubt jump in on November 9 with cries of "Cheating! She fixed the election!" just to keep the base in line. The GOP truly is despicable.

    2. Anonymous6:14 PM

      The gop is afraid of his mafia ties. He's threatened more than l family. So much for those who've given him $ in exchange for presidential favors. He even offered George Stephapoopolous a job in the white house. I'm sure under the conditions that G.sucked his .... and gave him raving reviews and supported his lies.

    3. Anonymous9:13 PM

      Save a ball to nip for me too and also. I'm sure there's many women that would like to take part in the castration of the Dumpster.

  2. Olivia6:32 AM

    They are waiting for Jesus to come swooping in and rescue them or for a big flood so they can jump on Ken Ham's ark.

    1. Anonymous10:07 AM

      That flood might come sooner rather than later given he bizarre torrential rain patterns this year. Except for the minor detail that God promised fire rather than water next time. But then, Trump with his nuclear saber rattling could bring that about.

    2. Anonymous9:15 PM

      Yup,cleansed by fire. Nuclear.

  3. Anonymous6:35 AM

    What's really scary is that there are millions of Americans who support Trump. Other than wealthy, narcissistic white men, why would anyone support Trump?

    1. Anonymous7:08 AM

      We have a friend - educated, middle class, stable jobs. He totally IS NOT a Trump supporter (his words). But he's going to vote for Trump. It feels like cultural thing - he just thinks Hillary is the worst thing and it's engrained with him and he can't see. As best I can figure out, he is just frustrated, and resonates on a visceral level with Trump's attitude. I'm not sure he hears what is said.

    2. SallyinMI8:26 AM

      I'm surprised Ham has;t already starting selling tickets for the next 40 days on the ark...maybe he'll wait until Nov.

    3. Anonymous12:49 PM

      Actually I think his supporters are uneducated, racist, white trash that are living on welfare complaining there are no jobs.

    4. Anonymous8:33 PM

      Here is a profile of a Trump supporter...

  4. Anonymous6:43 AM

    It won't be any recognizable Republican who does it; they have their dirty work done for them so there's no connection. Can't be getting their hands dirty with useful work.

  5. Anonymous7:11 AM

    Can you hear the wingnuts saying they'd never watch his shows again?

    You can be sure they never watched them anyway, afraid that education might be catching.

  6. Anonymous7:21 AM

    It is official, we did it. Like Sarah Palin, the Orange Man will be calling it quits at his news conference today at 3 PM EDT at the Trump Towers

    It is today that my beautiful wife Melania, my children and myself concede the 2016 presidential race to Democratic Party Presidential Nominee Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    I urge all Americans who supported us to join me in not just congratulating her, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together, to find the necessary compromises, to bridge our differences, and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.

    I’ve always believed that America offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. Secretary Clinton believes that, too. But we both recognize that though we have come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation’s reputation and denied some Americans the full blessings of the American dream.

    I therefore will be conceding my campaign as of todays date at 3 PM EDT.

    I am sorry to end the race as I know it would have been a close one, and I thank my family, my campaign staff, the multitude of volunteers and the American people for your support during my time as the 2016 Republican Party presidential nominee which I have found enjoyable and fulfilling.

    Yours sincerely,
    So fuck alls you bitches
    Alls of you can kiss my
    chubby round fat white as
    snow ass

  7. Anonymous7:40 AM

    If I put together all I have seen of Trump the word that comes to mind is monster. He is still in the terrible twos. He's an emotionally stunted s***head.

  8. Anonymous7:42 AM

    The Media Is Enabling Trump’s Divide-And-Conquer Strategy


    1. SallyinMI8:23 AM

      They've been enabling him for months-free campaign ads every hour, a phone in interview anytime he barks, and no one ever, calls out his lies, or even asks about his taxes. If a Dem did a quarter of the crap Donny does, they'd have never been nominated for dog catcher.

  9. A. J. Billings7:42 AM

    What I'm going to enjoy to NO END is watching the reaction of the Idiot Of Wasilla when Trump LOSES!

    Schadenfreude is a dish served Ice Cold and poured over the head!

    $tupid $arah, what in the name of effing hell are you going to do when Trump loses, and your bobble SPLODEY HEAD KEEPS SPLODIN' all over your moose nugget stew????

    "I love not just singin to the choir, and the topic they gave me, "How is Trump winning?"

    An it's really funny to me to see the splodey head keeps splodin' over this movement"

    Is that your lower bowel moving $arah, or will your head full of scrabble tiles gonna SPLODE FOREVER when the Orange Asshole loses YUUUGEELY!!??


  10. Anonymous7:44 AM

    Have we really reached the point where the GOP presidential nominee likely facilitating the publication of lesbian nude photos of his wife is not titillating or significant enough to be worthy of major news?!

    Why Isn’t the Media All Over Trump’s Obvious Role in the Release of Melania’s Nudes?


    1. SallyinMI8:22 AM

      I'd rather they would be all over his refusal to let us know who he does business with and for how much. I doubt the man has ever paid taxes, a trick he learned from Daddy the Nazi sympathizer.

  11. Anonymous7:54 AM

    Donald Trump’s convention looks like it was a failure


    1. Anonymous8:48 AM

      Hillary Clinton's post-convention bump extends to enthusiasm about voting and trust on a slew of issues, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll. And on the most prominent foreign policy issue of late, Russia and its relationship with the US, nearly 6-in-10 see the country as unfriendly, and about half say they think the Russian government is attempting to influence the outcome of the US presidential election.


  12. For the life of me, I don's see how good Bible Thumping folks can get behind a candidate whose wife bares it all.... I'm sorry to say that I don't even think she has as good a figure as their Queen Sarah.

    What are you GOP thinking? Are the people figuring that the Apprentice will be our job opportunities? I for one, don't want to ever look at going to the poor house again like we all almost did in 2008 under Bushco.

    Think about it...Trump is the best the GOP has to offer.... There is nothing behind him to offer...really sad.

    1. SallyinMI8:21 AM

      It isn't that she was a second rate soft porn model. It's that she is WIFE #3. How can they rally around a guy who cheated on every wife he had, and already divorced two of them? This is pretty ironic considering their 'one man one woman' Bible argument against gay marriage. A bigger bunch of hypocrites I have never seen, and hope to never see again.

    2. Anonymous9:07 PM

      I bet I know what angry old white guys will be doing with pics of melanoma in the bathroom,while the wife fixes dinner.

  13. Anonymous7:59 AM

    Donald Trump begins contemplating the unthinkable: He might lose

    It is perhaps not a coincidence that Trump has suddenly stopped tweeting about polls (which are now showing Clinton taking a meaningful lead) at precisely the moment that he is escalating his efforts to cast doubt, in advance, on the legitimacy of the general election’s outcome.

    Trump and his supporters have now said in a series of new public remarks that the outcome of the election is likely to be “rigged.” Yesterday, on the campaign trail, Trump said: “I’m afraid the election’s going to be rigged. I have to be honest.”

    ...There’s been a lot of chatter on twitter to the effect that Trump is trying to delegitimize his potential loss in the eyes of his supporters. But I think this goes further than that: It’s also about delegitimizing the Hillary Clinton presidency, should she win.


    1. Anonymous9:35 AM

      Trump may be revealing what he is thinking and planning on doing.

    2. Anonymous12:52 PM

      But I think this goes further than that: It’s also about delegitimizing the Hillary Clinton presidency, should she win.
      I is what I have been commenting, they will use this for the next 4 years to harass Hillary, like they did Obama.

      We need to win the Senate and House back if anything is going to get done.

  14. Anonymous8:18 AM

    Alone in his bedroom on a dark and stormy night, Donald Trump was inventing some tax returns, when the devil appeared before him.

    “Fear not,” the devil said. “You need not file tax returns. Ever. Also, I will make sure you are elected president this year and again in 2020.

    “But in return, you must sell me your soul. You must betray all decent principles. You must pander, trivialize and deceive. You must gain victory by exploiting bigotry, fear, envy and greed. And you must conduct a campaign based on lies, sham, hype and distortion.”

    “So?” Trump said. “What’s the catch?”


    1. Anonymous5:57 PM

      Trump didn't have a soul to begin with,much like Plains.

  15. Anonymous8:20 AM

    "While our party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us,"

    -Senator John McCain, a prisoner of war for five years during the Vietnam War

    "Election year or not, the VFW will not tolerate anyone berating a Gold Star family member for exercising his or her right of speech or expression,"

    -Brian Duffy,
    the national commander of the country's oldest and largest war veterans organization, referring to families who have lost relatives in wars

    1. Anonymous10:01 AM

      And the VFW has consistently supported the Republican nominees for president. In 2004, they even supported George W. Bush who knowingly sent so many young men to war with inadequate training and equipment to fight the wrong war. So this statement is a big deal. Whether they will refuse to endorse Trump at some point, who knows . . .

  16. Anonymous8:22 AM

    Obama agencies bet on Clinton win

    The Obama administration is seemingly so confident of a Hillary Clinton victory in November that it’s pumping out rules and other executive actions that won’t be completed until the next president takes office on politically sensitive issues like climate change and student loans.

    That means they’re leaving these pieces of Barack Obama’s legacy at the potential mercy of a President Donald Trump.

    Proposals on the chopping block under a Trump administration could include still-unfinished efforts to strengthen Obamacare and Medicare, crack down on the oil and gas industry’s contributions to climate change and make it harder for corporations with foreign affiliates to lower their U.S. tax bills — all of which would help Obama meet promises he made in 2008. Also at risk would be an initiative to forgive federal student loans for borrowers who have been defrauded by colleges, plus a long-term push to reduce salt in Americans’ diet.

    Most presidents push eleventh-hour initiatives, of course, and Obama’s administration made sure its most crucial efforts would be wrapped up well before he leaves office. But many experts see this White House moving especially aggressively in its final months and showing every sign it expects to hand off these executive actions to Clinton.

    ...A Trump presidency would not only derail incomplete Obama initiatives — it would seek to blow up eight years of administration actions on everything from health care to taxation to climate regulations. Trump has scoffed at climate change as a “hoax” that benefits China. He’s pledged to repeal Obamacare, not strengthen it. And he’s promised to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law.

    But for Trump, the regulations left unfinished by Jan. 20 would provide the fattest targets to begin unraveling Obama’s handiwork.


  17. Anonymous8:22 AM

    Hillary Clinton just out-bounced Donald Trump.


  18. Anonymous8:27 AM

    Obama Says Republicans Should Withdraw Support for Trump

    ...“The question they have to ask themselves is: If you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him?” Mr. Obama said at a news conference at the White House.


  19. Anonymous8:29 AM

    Donald Trump's Attacks Divide Military Families


  20. Anonymous8:29 AM

    If Trump Turns Off Military Voters — He Won’t Have Many Groups Left in His Corner

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/438573/donald-trump-military-voter-alienation-problem

  21. Anonymous8:31 AM

    Trump Tweets Support For 'Lyin' Ryan' House Challenger


  22. It's really pretty simple - Republican leaders will back Trump no matter what he says or does because they want to choose Supreme Court appointments.

  23. Anonymous10:31 AM

    How will history view the Fox business model after Roger Ailes settles his mess and gets a pass?

    Along will those that are hanging in there for the abusers of women, maybe some men. We don't know enough about all that happened over the 20 years. Murdock had his head in the sand for how long?

    Eric Trump suggests women invite sexual harassment — and women invite him to go f*ck himself

    Gretchen Carlson, Megyn Kelly React to Eric Trump’s Comments About Sexual Harassment

    Scarborough Questions Trump's Mental Health: He's 'Unhinged,' 'This is Insanity'

    Fox News Just Learned You Can’t Pay Women Off to Shut the Hell Up

    Women like Taya Kyle will be given an equivalent 'MOH' (women in a 'war zone') for being so brave and taking on the crew at Fox? If a woman of her stature (RW) and strong character is comfortable and ready to be of service to the organization, it must be a fine place to associate.

    Fox also has the blessings of an actual MOH. Dakota Meyer is glad to have his mug on their screen to bleat his hero opinions.

    Sarah Palin?

  24. Anonymous2:35 PM

    Ken Burns is a film maker, not a historian.

  25. Anita Winecooler4:58 PM

    Your last paragraph made me laugh. My daughter and her husband are visiting and they held similar opinions of Donald Warbucks Trump.

    What I don't understand is why aren't the republicans more vocal about his lack of self control, immaturity, and to quote a veterans father, "Black Heart"?

  26. Anonymous5:09 PM

    If they GOP really wants to publicly support but privately sink Trump, all they have to do is withhold funding. Trump can't support his campaign financially without help from the GOP. That's probably why he accepted Pence as his running mate.

    But if the GOP directs their war chests toward the down ticket candidates and restricts what Trump gets, they can essentially defeat him without losing face or making it so obvious they are undermining him. The question is, will they? I think they're fine with Trump because they are willing to sell their souls for a Republican in the White House. Even Donald Trump. They are probably deluding themselves that once in, they can control him. Even now, I don't think it's sunk it he's a mad man and they are enabling the destruction of the U.S. and possibly the world.

    If anything brings about a second revolution in this country, it will be the military refusing to follow Trump's orders when he wants to invade Mexico or nuke France.

  27. Anonymous6:46 PM

    Meg Whitman, Calling Donald Trump a ‘Demagogue,’ Will Support Hillary Clinton for President

    Meg Whitman, a Hewlett Packard executive and Republican fund-raiser, said Tuesday that she would support Hillary Clinton for president and give a “substantial” contribution to her campaign in order to stop Donald J. Trump, whom she berated as a threat to American democracy.

    “I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and I will donate to her campaign and try to raise money for her,” Ms. Whitman said in a telephone interview.

    She revealed that Mrs. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, had reached out to her in a phone call about a month ago, one of the first indications that Mrs. Clinton is aggressively courting Republican leaders. While acknowledging she diverged from Mrs. Clinton on many policy issues, Ms. Whitman said it was time for Republicans “to put country first before party.”


  28. Anonymous6:47 PM

    Judge Curiel Rules Trump Must Face Trial for Racketeering in Trump University Suit

    Federal District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel has ruled that Donald J. Trump, founder of Trump University, must face civil trial for fraud and racketeering under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”). Trump had moved for summary judgment in a last-ditch effort to block a class-action trial scheduled to begin right after the national election.

    Denying the motion, Judge Curiel ruled that there were genuine issues of material fact for trial as to whether Trump had personally committed fraud and racketeering. If Trump loses, he is liable for three times the damages suffered by the students who paid tuition. That is the bite of the RICO statute — triple damages. This could amount to many tens of millions of dollars.



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