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Monday News: “Terroristic Man-Toddler” Trump and His “Fellow Travelers”; Trump Defended Romney’s “47 Percent” Tax Remarks


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, October 3. Also check out Donald Trump back in 2012 defending Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” remarks, arguing that “this is something that HAS to be discussed,” as “there are tremendous numbers of people…that don’t pay taxes…this is really a discussion and debate that has to go forward.”


  • From CNU’s Wason Center for Public Policy:

    Clinton’s lead in Virginia edges up after debate, 42-35, showing more support from Independents and Millennials

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – In the first statewide survey of likely Virginia voters since the Sept. 27 presidential debate, Democrat Hillary Clinton has slightly increased her lead over Republican Donald Trump, according to a tracking survey released Monday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Clinton now holds a 7-point advantage in Virginia (42-35 percent).

    “Hillary Clinton’s debate performance has improved her position in Virginia slightly,” said Dr. Quentin Kidd, Director of the Wason Center. “Most significant is perhaps her improved support among younger voters, a critical part of the Obama coalition.”

    The baseline for the tracking survey was the Wason Center poll released Sept. 26, in which Clinton led Trump 39-33 on the five-candidate ballot. The Wason Center will release four more tracking polls between now and Election Day, Nov. 8.

    In the new survey, Millennial voters moved away from the Libertarian ticket and other third-party candidates and into Clinton’s camp. Among voters ages 18-34 Clinton has increased her support from 34 percent to 41 percent.

    “Following what was by most accounts a difficult first debate for Donald Trump, our survey also finds significant shifts in support in another key voting group: Independents,” said Dr. Rachel Bitecofer, Assistant Director of the Wason Center. “Although Trump had an 11-point lead among Independents in our September survey, Clinton now leads that group by 6 points.”

    Clinton’s striking jump from 21 percent to 34 percent among Independents came partially from Trump, but even more at the expense of Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson. Johnson’s support among Independents dropped 11 points, from 31 percent in September to 20 percent in this survey.

  • True Blue

    Trump is projection, anger, narcissism, bullying, grandiosity, lying, arrested development, unsuccessful business practices, cheating, unstable, psychologically unfit, intellectually uncurious, ill-informed – absolutely terrifying. The revenge “run” for president; he can’t let slights go, thus picking fights at 3:20 a.m, especially when smart women challenge him.

    Trump projects that Clinton is crazy, says her presidency would be “nothing but turmoil.” He brags “I don’t sleep much. I don’t sleep much.” “When I see his puffy eyes and face, I don’t see a man who will carefully weigh all the facts and consequences of an action that could affect everyone on the planet.” “I see an impulsive, vainly insecure person who cannot shut his mind down for a night.” Timothy Egan, NYT

    Huffington Post article, 5-25-16, says research shows functioning consistently on just three or four hours of sleep seriously messes with health, and even more concerning, with the mind and temper. When we don’t get enough sleep:

    likely to be emotional
    trouble focusing
    likely to make bad decisions
    trouble with learning and memory
    might make less appropriate moral decisions
    feel stressed, angry, sad and mentally exhausted

  • Thank you Trek Against Trump!

    Star Trek has always offered a positive vision of the future, a vision of hope and optimism, and most importantly, a vision of inclusion, where people of all races are accorded equal respect and dignity, where individual beliefs and lifestyles are respected so long as they pose no threat to others. We cannot turn our backs on what is happening in the upcoming election. Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump. His election would take this country backward, perhaps disastrously. We need to elect a president who will move this country forward into the kind of future we all dream of: where personal differences are understood and accepted, where science overrules superstition, where people work together instead of against each other.

    The resolution of conflicts on Star Trek was never easy. Don’t remain aloof –vote! We have heard people say they will vote Green or Libertarian or not at all because the two major candidates are equally flawed. That is both illogical and inaccurate. Either Secretary Clinton or Mr. Trump will occupy the White House. One is an amateur with a contemptuous ignorance of national laws and international realities, while the other has devoted her life to public service, and has deep and valuable experience with the proven ability to work with Congress to pass desperately needed legislation. If, as some say, the government is broken, a protest vote will not fix it.
    Have you just turned 18? Have you moved? Have you never voted before? Some states have early registration (early October) and/or absentee ballots. You can’t vote if you are not registered. So make it so. Go to https://www.rockthevote.com , a non-profit, non-partisan organization, and fulfill your civic duty. Because, damn it, you are a citizen of the USA, with an obligation to take part in our democracy! Do this not merely for yourself but for all the generations that follow. Vote for a future of enlightenment and inclusion, a future that will someday lead us to the stars.

    Endorsed by:
    J.J. Abrams
    Allan Apone
    Richard Arnold
    René Auberjonois
    Scott Bakula
    Ira Steven Behr
    Rick Berman
    John Billingsley
    Christopher Black
    Paula Block
    Paul Boehmer
    André Bormanis
    Brannon Braga
    Mark Robert Brown
    LeVar Burton
    Terri Potts-Chattaway
    John Cho
    Tracee Cocco
    George Colucci
    Mimi Cozzens
    Denise Crosby
    Dan Curry
    Joseph D’Agosta
    Peter David
    Nicole de Boer
    Keith R.A. DeCandido
    John de Lancie
    Jonathan Del Arco
    John DeMita
    Chris Doohan
    Paul Eiding
    Aron Eisenberg
    Terry Erdmann
    Terry Farrell
    Lolita Fatjo
    David C. Fein
    Juan Carlos Fernandez
    Louise Fletcher
    Jonathan Frakes
    Bryan Fuller
    Dave Galanter
    Tim Gaskill
    David Gerrold
    Robert Greenberger
    Bruce Greenwood
    Max Grodénchik
    Martha Hackett
    Glenn Hauman
    Manu Intiraymi
    Michael Jan Friedman
    Dominic Keating
    John Knoll
    Walter Koenig
    Alex Kurtzman
    Judith Levitt
    Jeff Lewis
    Justin Lin
    David Mack
    Dennis Madalone
    Chase Masterson
    Dakin Matthews
    Gates McFadden
    Robert Duncan McNeill
    Nicholas Meyer
    Anthony Montgomery
    Ronald B. Moore
    Tom Morga
    Kate Mulgrew
    Larry Nemecek
    Adam Nimoy
    Susan Nimoy
    Robert O’Reilly
    Linda Park
    Leslie Parrish
    Robb Pearlman
    Simon Pegg
    Randy Pflug
    Ethan Phillips
    Robert Picardo
    Sandra Piller
    Chris Pine
    Emmett Plant
    Zachary Quinto
    Michael Reisz
    Andrew Robinson
    Eugene & Heidi Roddenberry
    Marvin Rush
    Tim Russ
    Zoe Saldana
    Ralph Senensky
    Naren Shankar
    Armin Shimerman
    Gregory Smith
    Brent Spiner
    Rick Sternbach
    Peter Sternlicht
    Eric Stillwell
    Jay Stobie
    Sandy Stone
    Carel Struycken
    Marina Sirtis
    Michael Sussman
    Kitty Swink
    George Takei
    Michael Taylor
    Hallie Todd Withrow
    Connor Trinneer
    Karl Urban
    Wil Wheaton
    Herman Zimmerman

  • Video: NewsHour discussion, “What to expect in a Pence-Kaine debate showdown”