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Three more women say Trump touched them

Droit du seigneur! I suspect we’re going to hear from even more women:

Donald J. Trump was emphatic in the second presidential debate: Yes, he had boasted about kissing women without permission and grabbing their genitals. But he had never actually done those things, he said.

“No,” he declared under questioning on Sunday evening, “I have not.”

At that moment, sitting at home in Manhattan, Jessica Leeds, 74, felt he was lying to her face. “I wanted to punch the screen,” she said in an interview in her apartment.
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Republicans are hypocrites, Part 2,397

Who’s surprised?
Rep. Charles Boustany

In “Murder In The Bayou,” journalist Ethan Brown reported that multiple anonymous sources alleged Boustany had sexual relationships with several of eight prostitutes found murdered in Jefferson Davis Parish between 2004 and 2009. According to BuzzFeed News, the book says there is no evidence that Boustany had any involvement in the murders, which remain unsolved.

Brown also reported that former Boustany field director Martin Guillory ran a motel where some of the victims met clients, as BuzzFeed noted. Guillory told Brown he was not aware that any criminal activity took place there.

A third woman alleges she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump

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Published with permission for Alternet. On Wednesday, in the midst of the Republican National Convention, new allegations emerged of sexual assault committed by Donald Trump. This is the third woman who has accused the GOP presidential nominee of sexual assault. The latest allegations of unwanted sexual contact by Trump come from Jill Harth, a makeup artist… Continue Reading →

Adult Site XHamster Reports That Porn Viewing Was At An All Time High In Cleveland During The RNC

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Porn. It is bad. Dirty. UnChristianlike. Sinful. A darn public health crisis! Well, at least the Republican Party declared it so earlier this month during their draft party platform meeting earlier this month. CNN reports that North Carolina delegate Mary Frances Forrester , aka Ms. Prude, proposed this amendment while clutching her pearls and waving a… Continue Reading →

Why we fight

1929 Auf Nach Nürnberg, 1-4 August, 1929, Reichsparteitag der N.S.D.A.P

Fascism has been working itself into the American arena for a couple of decades now. Like a lot of people, I prefer to think it can’t happen here — but I know that’s not true. We’re uncomfortably close these days.

And last night’s chants of “Lock her up!” at the RNC made that clear. We are now at the point in our political discourse where Democrats are not just opponents, they are enemies. They are criminals.

Josh Marshall, who trained as a historian and recognizes historical patterns, wrote:

This is not a disagreement about a matter of law: it is a demand for vengeance and punishment, one rooted in the pathologies of the current Trumpite right and inevitably to some extent about the fact that Clinton is a woman. If you have a chance, rewatch the speeches by Rudy Giuliani or even more ret. Lt. Gen Michael Flynn. These are not normal convention speeches. It is only a small skip and a jump to the state legislator in West Virginia who demanded Clinton be executed by hanging on the National Mall. In such a climate, don’t fool yourself: worse can happen.’

This is the way authoritarians think, to be sure. And the Trump Party is authoritarian through and through. But this sloganeering about how Clinton belongs in jail is sadly not confined to the right. There is an element of the left which consistently says the same thing, at least if my social media feeds are any example, with certain members of my own tribe calling for Clinton to be dragged off in chains for … well, the crimes don’t really matter.

I know most of you aren’t watching the Republican convention. God knows, I wouldn’t if I didn’t have to. But I have to tell you, there’s something really disturbing going on out there. I am actually afraid for my country — and maybe my own physical safety.

Look at the plagiarism story. I don’t think Trump is actually trying to gaslight us with his obvious lies — it’s about breaking the standards of national dialogue. It’s about eroding our collective will to fight against his lies, and bending it to his. I can’t tell you how many interviews I’ve read with reporters who admit they’re too afraid of what the Trump organization will do to them if they aggressively question him.

This is how totalitarianism worms its way in.

And this is why, for all these years, I have fought the media narratives. Whether it’s pushed by individuals or groups, false narratives are destructive to a democracy. And if we lose that, what do we have left?

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