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Sunday News: Trump Tax Evasion Bombshell Story Has Trump in Full Meltdown Mode; SNL Does the First Debate

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, October 2. Also check out “Donald Trump” on SNL: “My microphone is broken. She broke it with Obama. She and Obama stole my microphone and took it to Kenya and they broke it and now it’s broken.”  Ha, perfect! LOL

  • Video: Here’s the very mature, very presidential, and VERY un-bully-like Trump acting like…well, the 7th-grade bully that he is.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbs7Re49SqA

  • Clinton Campaign Statement On Report That Donald Trump Used Business Failures to Avoid Paying Taxes

    “There it is. This bombshell report reveals the colossal nature of Donald Trump’s past business failures and just how long he may have avoided paying any federal income taxes whatsoever. In one year, Donald Trump lost nearly a billion dollars. A billion. He stiffed small businesses, laid off workers, and walked away from hardworking communities. And how did it work out for him? He apparently got to avoid paying taxes for nearly two decades — while tens of millions of working families paid theirs. He calls that ‘smart.’ Now that the gig is up, why doesn’t he go ahead and release his returns to show us all how ‘smart’ he really is?”

    • True Blue

      Taxes pay for much of what makes America (already) great. I don’t know if you’ve shared this; Peter Kiernan, veteran, is close to raising $1 million by crowdpac-ing donations for 10 veterans’ organizations with the proviso that Trump show his taxes, with Reid Hoffman of Linked-In donating up to $5 million.

      “KIERNAN: Well, I think it has a lot to do with Trump`s claim about, you know, paying no taxes is a smart thing to do. You know, when I was in Afghanistan, taxes paid for my body armor. Taxes paid for my weapons and ammunition. Taxes paid for the emergency life flight that my buddies got flown out on when they lost their legs. Taxes paid for gold star families, for the 14 children I know today without
      fathers. And more than that, they support cops and firefighters. You know, every public service that this nation offers.”

      “And where I come from, leaders are meant to lead by example. And you inspire those to follow you. And I think that if Trump`s free riding on the political process and the system, I think that`s a dangerous precedent as a leader.” TRMS transcript, plus

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/09/14/this-crowdfunding-campaign-will-donate-6-million-to-veterans-groups-if-trump-releases-his-tax-returns/

      • Yep, dodging taxes is unpatriotic in the extreme.

        • True Blue

          62% of Americans want to see the returns. $50 million a year average – I just keep writing a list in my mind of all the good things that could have been paid for with Trump’s unpaid taxes.

  • Video: Celebrity Family Feud: Political Edition – SNL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC4VXwFibWY

  • Video: Bernie Sanders on CNN SOTU – “Clinton far and away the superior candidate”

    https://youtu.be/jTwPGuVHpkE

  • Video: In 36 days, Rudy Giuliani will have plenty of time to get the help he so desperately needs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlfEuzIZ6SM

    • Quizzical

      Trump’s a genius? It just means that he knows some of the best tax lawyers and CPA’s who can be retained in New York City. It burns me up that Trump is out there advocating for more tax cuts, a massive military buildup, an escalation of the war against ISIS, and repeal of the Affordable Care Act, all the while knowing he hasn’t been and probably won’t ever pay for any of this himself.

  • Sanders Say Clinton Was “Absolutely” Correct on Young People’s Economic Struggles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-NiTLpkbSM&feature=youtu.be

    • True Blue

      So this attempt at an October surprise, aimed at alienating Bernie supporters, originated at the ‘Washington Free Beacon,’ where Dan Comstock works? There is no question in my mind that Barbara Comstock’s hands or tutelage are all over this (attempted) smear; and she says she’s “watching” Trump to see if she will vote for him. Yep.

      Bernie Sanders is smart enough to know what the Trump campaign is doing with hacked e-mails, and

      “Sanders, who has endorsed Clinton, said she was “absolutely correct” in her assessment of his supporters. “I think what she said ― and, by the way, during the campaign, we do have our differences, Secretary Clinton and I do disagree on issues,” he said. “But what she was saying there is absolutely correct. And that is, you’ve got millions of young people, many of whom took out loans in order to go to college, hoping to go out and get decent-paying, good jobs.””

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-clinton-audio-supporters_us_57f11290e4b024a52d2f6852

      “Figuring out which of the Clinton scandals still feel relevant and which don’t is a work in progress, and The Washington Free Beacon functions as a kind of laboratory for throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks.” ‘Among the Hillary Haters: Can a new, professionalized generation of scandalmongers uncover more dirt on the Clintons—without triggering a backlash?’ The Atlantic, Hanna Rosin, March 2015

      http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/03/among-the-hillary-haters/384976/

      • Ahhh…the Free Beacon and even a Comstock connection, that explains a lot!

        • True Blue

          I recommend reading this before this week’s debate between Bennett and Comstock:

          http://www.loudountribune.com/exclusive-democrat-luann-bennett-takes-on-comstock-and-trump/

          Part of LuAnn Bennett’s comments:
          “Let’s talk about why people have so little trust in Hillary Clinton. A lot of it is rooted in the beginning of Barbara Comstock’s career as an opposition researcher for the RNC [Republican National Committee]. Her first job was to work for [Rep.] Dan Burton on the investigative committee. She was part of a small group that created many of the bogus scandals against the Clintons, including Travelgate, Vince Foster, Whitewater.”

          The newspaper did a piece on Comstock also, but I choose not to promote her nonsense. I haven’t read the Tribune to figure out if it is a neutral or conservative site.

          PS – There’s also a great LTE in the Loudoun Times in support of Bennett, by Bruce Smart.

  • Video: Rudy Giuliani claims “everybody” has “infidelities.” Uh, dude? Speak for yourself!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ua-9_8ADCU&feature=youtu.be

  • Quizzical

    RE Stark Choice in Virginia Debate on Climate:

    This passage from the article is worth quoting:

    “In the Norfolk-Virginia Beach region, for example, a three-foot rise in
    sea level — the lower end of the range scientists expect by 2100 — would
    swamp hundreds of roads, thousands of homes and the nation’s largest
    U.S. Naval base. It would flood most of the site of the first permanent
    English settlement in America, at Jamestown. In Richmond, warming
    weather has lengthened the season for mosquitoes — and the disease they
    can spread — to 131 days each year, up 20 percent in the past 30 years.”

  • Video: Trump surrogate Guiliani asks, “Don’t you think a man who has this kind of economic genius is a lot better for the United States than a woman?”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOf0S4URU3Y&feature=youtu.be