Tom Toles for July 18, 2016

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    Dtroutma  over 6 years ago

    Who’s got the hose to run the water down that hole?

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    LizardPriest  over 6 years ago

    More like kool-aid

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    sgm001  over 6 years ago

    @Guy Fawkes

    Loved this. thanks bro!

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    Melki Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Donald strikes me as more of a Mad Hatter – a man driven insane by fumes from the glue holding his comb-over in place.

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    Darsan54 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    You suh, win the internetz today. Well done!

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    Cerabooge  over 6 years ago

    Loved it. I could hear Grace Slick singing it.

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    Odon Premium Member over 6 years ago

    guy fawke wins this months Tom Lehrer Award.

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    magicwalnut Premium Member over 6 years ago

    …there’s no “their” there….Sorry. I’m an English teacher.

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    Happy Two Shoes  over 6 years ago

    Fast and good.

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    Happy Two Shoes  over 6 years ago

    Republicon backwards land where everything that might help the human race is considered anathema.

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    Mr. Blawt  over 6 years ago

    I can imagine the elephant getting stuck in there and his friends having to push him through. I know it’s from another Disney classic but maybe the GOP should be eating less honey.

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    wiatr  over 6 years ago

    You should work with Weird Al. I wish I had that much talent.

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    wiatr  over 6 years ago

    I wonder how much concrete it wiil take to plug that hole in the ground?

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    Happy Two Shoes  over 6 years ago

    “I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”

    If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”

    “Trump only takes two positions. Either you’re a scummy loser, liar, whatever, or you’re the greatest."

    Schwartz believes that Trump’s short attention span has left him with “a stunning level of superficial knowledge and plain ignorance.” He said, “That’s why he so prefers TV as his first news source—information comes in easily digestible sound bites.” He added, “I seriously doubt that Trump has ever read a book straight through in his adult life.”

    Trump’s first wife, Ivana, famously claimed that Trump kept a copy of Adolf Hitler’s collected speeches, “My New Order,” in a cabinet beside his bed.

    Trump seemed driven entirely by a need for public attention.

    Lying is second nature to him,” Schwartz said. “More than anyone else I have ever met, Trump has the ability to convince himself that whatever he is saying at any given moment is true, or sort of true, or at least ought to be true.” Often, Schwartz said, the lies that Trump told him were about money—“how much he had paid for something, or what a building he owned was worth, or how much one of his casinos was earning when it was actually on its way to bankruptcy.”

    Whenever “the thin veneer of Trump’s vanity is challenged,” Schwartz says, he overreacts—not an ideal quality in a head of state.

    In his journal, Schwartz wrote, “Trump stands for many of the things I abhor: his willingness to run over people, the gaudy, tacky, gigantic obsessions, the absolute lack of interest in anything beyond power and money.”

    “Of course he’s in it for the money,” he said. “One of the most deep and basic needs he has is to prove that ‘I’m richer than you.’ ”

    Trump’s need for attention is “completely compulsive,” and that his bid for the Presidency is part of a continuum. “He’s managed to keep increasing the dose for forty years,” Schwartz said. After he’d spent decades as a tabloid titan, “the only thing left was running for President. If he could run for emperor of the world, he would.”

    In “The Art of the Deal,” Trump describes Roy Cohn, his personal lawyer, in the warmest terms, calling him “the sort of guy who’d be there at your hospital bed . . . literally standing by you to the death.” Cohn, who in the fifties assisted Senator Joseph McCarthy in his vicious crusade against Communism, was closeted. He felt abandoned by Trump when he became fatally ill from aids, and said, “Donald is like ice water.” Schwartz says of Trump, “He’d like people when they were helpful, and turn on them when they weren’t. It wasn’t personal. He’s a transactional man—it was all about what you could do for him.”

    The divorce from Ivana reportedly cost him twenty-five million dollars. Meanwhile, he was in the midst of what O’Brien calls “a crazy shopping spree that resulted in unmanageable debt.”

    Trump owed nearly three hundred million dollars more to his creditors than his assets were worth. The next year, his company was forced into bankruptcy—the first of six such instances.

    In the past seven years, Trump has promised to give millions of dollars to charity, but reporters for the Washington Post found that they could document only ten thousand dollars in donations—

    If Trump is elected President, he warned, “the millions of people who voted for him and believe that he represents their interests will learn what anyone who deals closely with him already knows—that he couldn’t care less about them.” \

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/25/donald-trumps-ghostwriter-tells-all

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    Dtroutma  over 6 years ago

    Donald Trump, the right’s own Cheshire skunk.

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    Happy Two Shoes  over 6 years ago

    Christie tells MI GOP of Pence: “We don’t need another big mouth from Congress…What Donald needed was a partner who governed.”

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    Concretionist  over 6 years ago

    Whoa. Nicely done!

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    lonecat  over 6 years ago

    There are all these weirdo fringe wacko groups out there, like the groups that Gavin Long was paying attention to, groups that think that mayonnaise is actually made of stuff that will permit the government to monitor your thoughts, or who think that when Obama was a child in Indonesia he was indoctrinated by evil Muslim atmospheric scientists, you know, that kind of thing. But what’s happening now is that Trump is turning the Republican Party into one of those weirdo fringe wacko groups. It’s silly to have a flat earth society, but it’s not funny to have a flat earth society that has a chance to win the presidency.

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    pam Miner  over 6 years ago

    That was great!

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    lonecat  over 6 years ago

    I completely agree. As I have said before, I think there is a respectable conservative position with some positive features, and it would be good to have a responsible conservative party, so that there can be a real debate. Conservatives who haven’t made a stand have done a disservice to the country.

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    TMO1 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Odds are, Drumpf is on amphetamines, or the like. If not, he’s certifiably insane, judging by his behavior.

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