And I can't take American politics seriously. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have stopped voting in 1972. In the district of Los Angeles where I was living, we had a choice of one candidate for Congress, who received 100% of the validated vote. Made me want to laugh after what we had been told about totalitarian countries.
This has just been sent to me. I will pass it on without comment.
Donald Trump goes on a fact-finding visit to Israel. While he is on a tour of Jerusalem .....He suffers a heart attack and dies The undertaker tells the American Diplomats accompanying him, 'You can have him shipped home for $50,000, or you can bury him here, in the Holy Land for just $100.' The American Diplomats go into a corner and discuss for a few minutes. They come back to the undertaker and tell him they want Donald shipped home. The undertaker is puzzled and asks, 'Why would you spend $50,000 to ship him home, when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you would spend only $100?
The American Diplomats replied, 'Long ago a man died here, was buried here, and three days later he rose from the dead. We just can't take the risk.'
Man is not lost, only temporarily uncertain of his position
When the American republic was founded, the inauguration of a new president was delayed for three months to give time for notables to arrive for the event in horse and buggy from around the country. That has not changed in almost 250 years, even though one would hope that transportation has improved over the years. The presidents of other countries take office just a few days after the election. I'm surprised that American taxpayers are willing to foot the bill for the president (and his thousands of staff and flunkies) to sit around for three months while raiding the office supplies (just to mention the most trivial thing that they are doing).
I have lost interest in American politics so much that I realised that I don't even know who Clinton's running mate is. In any case, neither of the vice presidential candidates ever seems to be in the news. Are they that lackluster?
The VP is usually chosen with gap-filling in mind. Electoral map-wise (picked for his state) or character-wise. Trump picked a very conservative Mike Pence, and Hillary picked straight-arrow honest - and male - Tim Kaine.
Kimby - did you just cast aspersions on Mr Pence's masculinity??? I have no idea about that, but I have yet to hear anything approaching a complete sentence come out of his mouth. He was probably chosen to be the silent sidekick, sort of like Tonto.
Well, Donald Trump's planned big announcement today was just a 28 minute commercial for his new hotel, complete with his new buddies the Gold Star Generals giving him their whole-hearted support.
It ended with exactly 33 seconds' worth of blaming Hillary Clinton for starting the "birther" movement and his spitting out that "he has decided that it all ends here. Period." Then he abruptly left the stage.
Not an hour later, I am really enjoying the ass-whupping Trump is getting from the the entire Congressional Black Caucus, among other folks.
This is from Fox News of course, but that does not automatically make it false. Another reason to vote for the Greens?
Chelsea Clinton opted to travel to a “clean energy” roundtable in this week in a private jet to campaign on behalf of her mother Hillary Clinton.
Clinton first attended two events in Greenville, North Carolina, stopping by a campaign office and then going to an event at East Carolina University to discuss college affordability.
After her two events in Greenville, Clinton was scheduled to attend a “clean energy roundtable” in Asheville, which is about a 5-hour drive away. But instead of driving or flying on a commercial plane, Clinton opted to a take a private jet. The NTK Network posted a tracking video that shows Clinton boarding the private jet on Wednesday.
The Clinton campaign pledged last year they would be carbon neutral on the trail and that they would be “offsetting the carbon footprint of the campaign and that includes travel.” The Clinton team has yet to fulfill this promise, however, as the campaign is using private jets to travel to events.
Hillary Clinton has a long history of using private jets rather than flying commercial. While Clinton was secretary of state, she once referred to commercial flights as “burdensome.”
The Clintons are not the only liberals who have left carbon footprints while lecturing others about how to travel without leaving their own. Former Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and liberal billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer were seen leaving a green energy conference in 2014 in a Chevrolet Suburban, one of the least environmentally friendly vehicles on the market. Steyer has donated millions to various environmental groups and Democratic campaigns.
For the first time in 34 years USA Today is making a recommendation regarding the presidential election.
This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency.
I can't see that one here - perphaps just as well.
Radio-Canada had a long report on Trump's tax avoidance. Unlike illegal tax evasion, tax avoidance relies on experts to respect the letter but not the spirit of tax law: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_avoidance
It's on the BBC website, Lagatta, entitled "The Trumpettes". A bunch of horribly made-up, older women, one of whom had too much plastic surgery, in some tarty hotel praying and then explaining why they support Trump. Pathetic really.