Lyin’ Ted

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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In other news, Trump veterans adviser Al Baldasaro is very upset because the Secret Service called him up to talk about his Clinton assassination fantasies.

Meanwhile, there's more to the story of the Secret Service paying Trump for rides on his plane. Trump owns the plane and the company that services it, so he's essentially double billing. There's also the matter of the plane itself being a flying penthouse.

The bombastic businessman has often bragged about the comforts of his ride, with its full bedroom, shower and 24-karat gold-plated bathroom fixtures. But because it seats so few passengers, Trump’s Secret Service agents appear to make up more than half of the plane’s flight manifests. And that means taxpayers are now legally required to pick up the majority of its staggering running costs.

Finally, Planned Parenthood clinics in Florida will offer hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other medical services to transgender individuals beginning next month. This is a big deal.

I plan to start drinking at least an hour before the debate tonight. Maybe two hours.

  • 1933john

    I watched Hogan demolish Col.
    Klink while sipping warm milk.

  • JMAshby

    I think Clinton annihilated Trump tonight

    I’m half drunk so your mileage may vary

    • Groundloop

      I wouldn’t go so far as saying she annihilated him, but I’m completely sober so maybe my perception is skewed.

      I think she clearly won, and clearly showed who has the better temperament for the job. I also thought Lester Holt did a good job moderating. A couple mild fact checks, but he really didn’t let Trump get away without answering the question.

    • muselet

      Josh Marshall: “Hillary Ruled the Show”

      Kevin Drum:

      Basically, Clinton acted like Clinton and Trump acted like Trump. If you like either one of them, you probably liked what you saw on the screen.

      Me: I think it was a clear “win” for Hillary Clinton, as do most instant polls—Drudge, predictably, is the outlier—and credible sources. She was calm and knowledgeable, while Donald Trump responded to her needling within fifteen minutes. Bluster and red-faced anger don’t seem all that presidential to me.

      It did help to have a couple of pints onboard, though. Watching presidential debates is slightly less painful that way.


    • Draxiar

      I think she definitely had him off balance for most of the night. If she was able to explain why NAFTA was beneficial (even though she wasn’t the one that put it in place) I think it would have done quite a bit for her.

    • I agree. She demolished him. It won’t change the minds of his supporters, but it’s got to motivate a lot of people on the left and move a lot of undecideds.

    • Ken Kohl

      I’m not sure about ‘annihilate’; I’d go more with ‘ass-kick’. potato-potatoe…

  • swift_4

    The whole Republican party gives me that weird feeling that the universe isn’t real and I’m just in a delusion. Everything they complain about the Democrats doing, eventually they end up actually doing. Obama’s vacation wastes millions! Trump’s plane probably does waste millions.

  • Aynwrong

    Al Baldasaro should interrogated under a hot light until dehydration sets in and only treated via Trump’s preferred method of deriving information. WATERBOARDING!!