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Bill and balloons

I don’t know why, but this just cracks me up:

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Trump’s new jobs

How to Tell When Donald Trump Is Joking

I have tried to have this conversation with people. The response? “He’s a businessman, he’s just taking advantage of the system that exists.” Sheesh:

Earlier this month, Trump filed temporary visa applications for 78 positions for servers, housekeepers, and cooks to staff his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach and the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, citing an inability to find Americans who can fill the positions. The positions pay $10.17 an hour for housekeepers, $11.13 an hour for servers, and $12.74 for cooks, according toBuzzfeed.

From the moment he launched his presidential campaign, Trump has denigrated Mexican immigrants as rapists, criminals, and drug dealers. And on multiple occasions, he has supported the mass deportation of the country’s undocumented population.

Despite his harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy proposals, Trump has vigorously defended his own use of foreign workers, saying that it was hard to get Americans to take on seasonal jobs during the five-month period that he called “Palm Beach Season.”

“You can’t get help,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” last year. “Getting help in Palm Beach during the season is almost impossible.”

Yet, when Buzzfeed reached out to a nearby job placement agency, Tom Veenstra, a senior director at Palm Beach’s career services center, said there was a database of more than 1,300 people who had an interest in some of these very hospitality positions. Other hotels in the area have sought out Veenstra’s services, but Mar-a-Lago was not one of them.

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Hillary Clinton questions Trump’s qualifications: ‘A man you can bait with a tweet’

The balloon drop at the end of the Democratic convention

Hillary Clinton gave the DNC’s presidential acceptance speech tonight in Philadelphia, to become the first women in history to accept a major party’s presidential nomination. I’m really burnt so I’ll just say, she started out slow, then after she accepted the presidential nomination, seemed to relax and then worked into a good groove and finished strong.… Continue Reading →

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PREACH

The Rev. William Barber, architect of North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement, ripped the roof off the Wells Fargo Center last night.

Just watch the whole thing. You won’t regret it.

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