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OP note: that's Bingo, not really a drinking game, so I included this as well:

[Drinking Game]
– When either Trump or Clinton says their campaign slogan, drink. (“Make America Great Again” for Trump and “Stronger Together” for Clinton.)

– When Trump assures America that he “knows more about ISIS than the generals,” drink.

– When Clinton diverts a question about her emails, drink.

– When Trump insists that Mexico will pay for the wall, take a shot. Chase the shot with a beer when he won’t elaborate.

– When either Trump or Clinton ignores moderator Lester Holt and keeps talking past the time limit, drink.

– If Trump alludes to Clinton’s health, drink.

– When Clinton makes a shout out to her “hometown” of New York, drink.

– When Trump makes a face that looks like your favorite emoji, drink.

– When Clinton declares, “Deal me in!” drink.

– If Trump calls Clinton, “Crooked Hillary,” drink.

– When Trump and Clinton argue about whether Trump supported the Iraq War or not, drink.

– When Trump says “Yuuuuuge,” drink.

– When Trump blames President Barack Obama for something, or when Clinton blames Republicans for something, drink.

– When either Trump or Clinton accuses the other of being unfit or unqualified to be president, drink.

– If Trump makes any reference to the size of his hands, chug.

– When you think you’re hearing the same things over and over again, drink some water and go to sleep.

Alternatively, there is this drinking game website

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Whelp, shit, I blew my load WAY too early lmao, I was trying to set this up to post at 8:30 but forgot to change the time. Ah well, y'all have fun, free for all or discuss or w/e until then.

John Oliver Compares Donald Trump’s Scandals to a “Raisin Monsoon” on ‘Last Week Tonight’

Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver takes a closer look at all of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s election season scandals and explains why, when you compare the two, Trump’s are “quantifiably worse” than Hillary’s. “This campaign has been dominated by scandals, but it is dangerous to think that there is an equal number on both sides,” Oliver says. “And you can be irritated by some of Hillary’s — that is understandable. But you should then be fucking outraged by Trump’s.” To help illustrate his point, Oliver compares Clinton’s scandals to a raisin cookie and compares Trump’s scandals to…well, a lot more raisins than Clinton.


Royal tour tab: Canadian taxpayers likely to pay big bill

Canadian taxpayer should expect to pay a healthy bill for Prince William and Kate’s whirlwind royal tour of British Columbia and Yukon later this month.

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I'm honestly curious to read people's opinions (i.e. Canadian and not). :-D
Without lies, Drumpf the Dumbf would have nothing to say.

The two major-party presidential campaigns have dramatically different expectations when it comes to what role moderators should play in the upcoming debates. One wants instantaneous pushback on a candidate’s spins and lies; the other views that as inappropriate.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, said Sunday that moderators, starting with NBC’s Lester Holt on Monday night, have an obligation to fact-check Donald Trump in real time.

“All that we’re asking is that, if Donald Trump lies, that it’s pointed out,” Mook said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”

“It’s unfair to ask for Hillary both to play traffic cop while with Trump, make sure that his lies are corrected, and also to present her vision for what she wants to do for the American people,” he added.

Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, disagreed when she went on the show after Mook.

“I really don’t appreciate campaigns thinking it is the job of the media to go and be these virtual fact-checkers and that these debate moderators should somehow do their bidding,” she said. “They picked on Matt Lauer after the commander-in-chief debate forum. We thought he did a great job, but they didn’t like the fact that Hillary Clinton was asked about her e-mail server and her route in Iraq. That’s not Matt Lauer’s fault.”

The debate over the role of debate moderators has ratcheted up in recent weeks amidst concern from the Clinton camp that Trump is coasting along without being called out for routinely lying. This seemed particularly evident following the NBC commander-in-chief forum, during which Lauer failed to correct Trump’s insistence that he opposed the Iraq War from the outset.

Just this weekend, The Washington Post published a piece fact-checking Trump’s statements from Sept. 18 through Sept. 24; The New York Times did one fact-checking the GOP nominee from Sept. 15 through Sept. 21; and Politico fact-checked him over a five-day period. All publications found a penchant for mendacity that is remarkable: Over five days of remarks, Trump made 87 erroneous statements.

By Sam Stein. 09/25/2016 10:45 am ET.


Why is Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton underperforming among young voters?

Since several polls released over the past ten days indicated that the inclusion of third party candidates revealed a precipitous decline in Millennial support for the Democratic nominee, we have gotten no shortage of theories from the punditry purporting to answer this question. Mother Jones’s Kevin Drum blames Bernie Sanders. New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait agrees. The Daily Beast’s James Kirchick says “cynicism” and an inexplicable aversion to permanent imperial war are the problem. New Republic’s Brian Beutler, contra Kirchick, offers a take so hot that it has single-handedly revised global climate change projections: Young voters are insufficiently familiar with the horrors of the Bush administration. The given causes vary but the consensus is clear: Young voters are pathological and the cure is to disabuse them of their ignorance.
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FoxSpews Senior Talking Head Chris Wallace has made it clear he will not be fact-checking anyone at the last Presidential debate… and Donald Trump approves that message:

LARRY KING (HOST): Chris Wallace of Fox News is going to moderate the final debate. He says he doesn't believe it's his job to be the truth squad, that it's up to the candidates to catch each other. Do you think the moderator should have facts at hands and correct the guest?
DONALD TRUMP: Well, I don't know. I can tell you, Chris Wallace is a professional. He's very, very good at what he does. And you know, I can understand him saying that but yeah, I think -- I think that the candidates should police themselves.

And as we all know, The Donald is an absolute EXPERT at policing himself. He’s certainly an expert at policing Hillary Clinton, calling her a liar, a bigot, one of the founders of ISIS, and many other things too numerous to list…

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Source: DailyKos.

OP: I can't even express how much I LOVE this. Kudos to Hillary and her team for coming up with this list. I haven't have had time to read the whole thing yet, but I plan to do so, closely, between now and Monday night. From what I have read so far, it looks to be amazingly detailed and thorough. 19 freaking pages, complete with sources and links! Good work, Hills!

Donald Trump threatened Saturday to bring Gennifer Flowers, with whom Bill Clinton admitted to having a sexual relationship decades ago, to Monday's presidential debate.

The taunt is a response to prominent Trump critic Mark Cuban's plans to sit in the front row of the debate at the invitation of Hillary Clinton's campaign. It's the Republican nominee's latest public reference to the 42nd president's infidelity, which he has occasionally cited in his campaign to criticize his Democratic challenger.

"If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Jennifer Flowers right alongside of him!" Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon.

He soon deleted the original message and tweeted again with the correct spelling of Flowers' first name.

Cuban quickly shot back via Twitter, mocking Trump for allegedly referring to the two of them as the "Bobbsey Twins," a term referencing the long-running children's book series about wholesome siblings.

"Donald. Remember when you told me on the phone we were "Bobbsie Twins" and I laughed ? #truestory," wrote Cuban.

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Editor's note: PolitiFact has been fact-checking presidential debates since 2008. Editor Angie Drobnic Holan wrote this column reflecting on that experience.

Do you yell at the TV when you see an interviewer letting a politician get away with spinning the truth? I know I do. But let’s admit the reality: Questioning candidates on live TV is harder than it looks. And moderating a presidential debate is probably the hardest.

Just look at the typical criticism of debate moderators. They ask dumb questions. They ask inside-baseball questions. The questions are too tough. The questions are too soft. They don’t follow up. They flog a pointless line of questioning.

This will be my third time fact-checking presidential debates, and while criticizing the moderators is common, I’ve seen a few things that make a difference between good moderating and lousy moderating.Read more...Collapse )

Source: Politifact

Presenting America’s Newest Comedy Team: Mel Brooks and Obama

WASHINGTON — Mel Brooks performed a bit of slapstick near the portrait of George Washington. President Obama tried his hand at stand-up comedy beside his lectern. Audra McDonald almost missed her moment on stage.

The ceremony Mr. Obama hosted on Thursday to award the nation’s highest honors for achievement in arts and the humanities was a raucous celebration in the stately East Room.

The president recognized what he called an “impressive crew” of two dozen from the worlds of art and literature, including Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records; the composer Philip Glass; the authors Sandra Cisneros and Ron Chernow; the poet Louise Glück; and the chef José Andres.

“We’ve got Terry Gross,” Mr. Obama said, referring to the host of the NPR program “Fresh Air” who is known for her questioning of celebrities and public figures, “and a whole bunch of people who Terry Gross has interviewed.”

They were at the White House to receive the National Medals of Arts and Humanities, striding one by one onto a raised stage alongside Mr. Obama, who regularly hosts such functions — most of them formal affairs that unfold according to well-rehearsed protocols.

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