57 long, dark nights for America: Break out the Amoxicillin
Fifty-seven long, dark nights to go.
Trump’s Daily Twitter Highlight: “Just got back from Asheville, North Carolina, where we had a massive rally. The spirit of the crowd was unbelievable. Thank you!
Clinton’s Daily Twitter Highlight: “Thanks to everyone who’s reached out with well wishes! I’m feeling fine and getting better. Like anyone who’s ever been home sick from work, I’m just anxious to get back out there. See you on the trail soon.”
Daily election article of interest: Donald Trump’s cut-and-paste policy
Break out the Amoxicillin and the Zithromax; it is not just Hillary that needs to recuperate, this entirely febrile election also requires rest, rehabilitation, and a constant supply of chicken noodle soup.
With the top of the Trump – Pence ticket seemingly on good behavior it was left to its bottom, the bland-faced Pence (in an election full of grotesques, Pence’s anodyne features have the effect of being oddly disquieting) to generate today’s headlines by refusing to call David Duke “deplorable.”
“I’m not in the name-calling business,” deadpanned Pence, a key member of the Trump campaign team.
Duke, for his part, was pleased with Pence’s response. “It’s good to see an individual like Pence and others start to reject this absolute controlled media … The truth is that the Republican Party in Louisiana — I received the vast majority of Republican votes for United States senator before and for governor before that in my state. The truth is the Republican Party is big tent. I served in the Republican caucus. I was in the Republican caucus in the legislature. I had a perfect Republican voting record. It’s ridiculous that they attack me because of my involvement in that nonviolent Klan four decades ago.”
In Jill Stein news – I’ll confess her looked at her twitter feed to see if she had posted any medical advice for Clinton – she tweeted the following:
US politics has a shameful history of Russia-baiting smears against political opposition leaders like Martin Luther King. #NewMcCarthyism
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) September 12, 2016
I’m not sure if she is intentionally making a comparison with herself and Martin Luther King or she is just being embarrassingly clumsy here about a story relating to her visit to Moscow in the winter to attend a conference sponsored by Russia Today (those charmers again) where she was critical of American foreign policy. Not that one shouldn’t be able to intelligently critique American foreign policy, but perhaps at a convention where you are uncritically meeting a thug such as Putin is neither the time nor the place, and, yes, while it is true that the US has a shameful history of Russia-baiting smears, it is also true that Russia has a long shameful history of finding for themselves useful idiots.
To sleep; fifty-seven nights now. Does Amoxicillin and the Zithromax affect your dreams? Side effects, the web informs me, include diarrhea that is watery or bloody and swollen, black, or “hairy” tongue, that’s all very well and good, but does it give you night terrors about what life might actually be like under your Presidency?