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Steve Bannon: Battering a Nation

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Give me a roll of duct tape and five minutes alone in a room with Steve Bannon and I swear to the Barefoot Messiah he will come away with a profoundly new respect for journalists and devotees of the First Amendment.

Okay, well it might take me 10 minutes, but no more than that.

Perhaps you’ve been living in the Stoned Age since Jan. 20th and are totally clueless about who Steve Bannon is or why it is he needs a lesson in the First Amendment. Bannon, a known promoter of white nationalism, is chief strategist for El Trumpo. He’s a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he apparently took classes in the art of pissing people off, and Harvard, where he apparently slept through all his classes. He is a gruff man who can’t keep a wife or a girlfriend.  His several marriages failed, completely understandable since Bannon is a proud bully who likes to fancy himself a Renaissance man, but only in that Machiavellian sort of way.

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Trump: God’s Man for the Hour

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Did you see the breaking news story yesterday about the baby Ivanka reportedly aborted when she was 16? Unconfirmed sources say that Donald Trump was the father of that child and that he was the one who paid for the abortion.

Head over here and read it yourself.

Not that Lies in the Age of Propaganda really matter to Trump or his disciples.

Especially not now that Trump has made it official: We can put the Christ back in Christmas again. Can there be any better proof than this that Trump is God’s man for the hour?

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The Debate Is Rigged

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Donald Trump fears that Monday’s debate will be unfair. He assumed that the moderator, Lester Holt, was a Democrat.

Trump was wrong about that. Holt has long been a registered Republican.

Trump is right, however, when he says the debate will be unjust.

The debate is rigged from the get-go.

Hillary Clinton doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of being judged fairly by the millions expected to watch the debate.

National Public Radio did an excellent job of delineating why that is:

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Don’t Share that Post

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This election season has a lot of us running around putting out fires. Between Hillary Clinton’s propensity for dodging the truth and Donald Trump’s inability to bridle his tongue, and the media’s lack of professionalism, is it any wonder all of us are having a difficult time fettering out truth from fiction?

In the past 24 hours, I have personally dealt with at least five or six fires created by people clicking and sharing outright lies, or if you prefer, half-truths, which if you ask your mom is the same thing as a lie.

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The CDC & the Same Old Plot

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I was listening to NPR this morning as I do a lot of mornings. I can barely tolerate those cutsie wake-up morning shows on the radio. Everyone is so dang cheery and cheesy. And loud. Have you noticed that? You’d think a morning radio host would be less like a drill sergeant and more like a dear granny, greeting their audiences with a gentle word instead of yanking them into reality.

NPR’s hosts aren’t usually loud, albeit in an effort to appeal to a younger audience some of their morning music can be quite grating. The exception being during pledge week and then Public Broadcasting hosts can be like parrots repeating the same phrase, usually the station’s phone number. I’d rather listen to randomly placed ads from Home Depot on a regular basis than to be subjected to the mindless drone of pledge week. (I’m a sustaining member by the way, so it’s not the giving I have trouble with – it’s the begging).

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