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I sure didn't see much from the parts I saw. Just two big bullshitters.

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Marianne

The latest news here had quite a lot of uneasy matters to report about, and they seem to have neglected the debates since a day or so. So, I'll start first with commemorating late Shimon Peres, with one of his quotes, reminding us to think also by ourselves - and you are very right to do so:

"Don’t listen too much to your parents. Don’t listen too much to your teachers. Don’t listen too much to your friends. Listen to yourself."


Seen from Europe, I can only refer to the British media and to Euronews, and they are more or less sceptical:

http://www.euronews.com/2016/09/27/world-responds-to-first-us-presidential-debate

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37481070



TheOtherTink

You are quite right.  Their comments were perfectly predictable, and had been repeated 100 times before.

That, coupled with the distinctly NON-neutral moderator, made it a waste of time, as far as I was concerned.

The Establishment fix was in, as it was in the FBI "investigation." Corruption at the highest levels of government and broadcasting.

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In Trump and Hill's ho-hum debate,

On which may hang the nation's fate,

The Lying Empress had no clothes,

And Blust'ring Donald had the slows.

Marianne TheOtherTink

Congratulations on the word of the day: ho-hum!

I think that I can understand your feelings - and that of many other people - humph (for the rhymes, one may galumph or deal with bumph, feeling frumph and grumbling mumph) ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smurfs



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If people make too much ho-hum,

participants are looking glum,

while everything seems too dum-dum;

promoters try to beat the drum

and stir up masses with cheap rum ...

TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

Especially dum-dum are FBI Director Comey's answers (or lack thereof) to questions put to him regarding the destruction of e-mail evidence.

Comey might as well have been Hillary's defense attorney.


Marianne TheOtherTink

@TheOtherTink

Thank you for the info.



TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

One amusing factor about these YouTube clips is that in the comments by viewers, I did not see a SINGLE comment that tried to defend Comey's performance.  He has disgraced himself and the FBI.

Marianne TheOtherTink

That is really saddening. I have the impression that quite a few people in higher ranking positions are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.



TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

It's quite obvious that Comey did not want to decide the election by recommending an indictment, even if he had to ignore the clear intent of the laws Hillary brazenly violated.


Marianne TheOtherTink
Well - he is in a very uncomfortable position.

TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

It would not surprise me at all if he had been paid off or blackmailed.  His arguments are Kafkaesque nonsense.

Marianne TheOtherTink

Kafkaesque - you said it. :angel::D

He should have had the alternative: "I don't want to talk about it".

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/b20dd37e-465c-44d5-b90b-ed76702fac5d


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

Lol Well, he did his best to say as little as possible.  I'm mildly surprised he didn't plead the 5th Amendment against self-incrimination.  :D

Marianne TheOtherTink

Well, I don't think that pleading against self-incrimination would have been a good idea. :D:angel::)


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

No, of course not; it would have made him look even more ridiculous/dishonest than he already did.

Marianne TheOtherTink

Lol - I think that you could also "sing a song" (or write a tragedy about dishonest and deceived people at all levels of society, whether acquaintances or strangers). :dizzy::)

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