The Money quote:
Trump's many misrepresentations of his successes and his failures matter -- a lot. As a man who has never held so much as a city council seat, there is little voters can examine to determine if he is competent to hold office. He has no voting record and presents few details about specific policies. Instead, he sells himself as qualified to run the country because he is a businessman who knows how to get things done, and his financial dealings are the only part of his background available to assess his competence to lead the country. And while Trump has had a few successes in business, most of his ventures have been disasters.
Any one of Trump's less-than-sterling qualities -- his erratic temperament, his dodgy business practices, his racism, his Putin-like strongman inclinations and faux-populist demagoguery, his contempt for the rule of law, his ignorance -- is enough to be disqualifying. His convention-speech comment, "I alone can fix it," should make every American shudder. He is, we believe, a danger to the Republic.'
Politics · Politicians · News Media · Election 2016 · Donald Trump
NEW YORK -- Emphasizing that the practice was just more evidence of journalists' bias against him, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stated Thursday that he was sick and tired of the mainstream media always attempting to place his words into some kind of context. "The corrupt news media is constantly taking the things I say and putting them within the larger context of politics and global events -- it's absolutely sickening what they do," said Trump, adding that many of the comments he has made -- including his call yesterday for Russia to hack into the emails of his presidential opponent Hillary Clinton and publish the contents -- had been repeatedly and unfairly contextualized with relevant facts about the world and pertinent information about the situation in which they were stated. "It's completely shameful to take words I've spoken or written and try to connect them to some kind of objective reality. read more
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OK gun range owner insists howitzer fired safely after shell blasts house 3 miles awayThe artillery shell which is 14.5 inches long and 3.5 inches across crashed through an exterior wall, hit the ceiling, and damaged another wall while homeowner Gene Kelley and his wife were in another room, reported KOAM-TV.The shell was fired from a 105mm howitzer at the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot and Trade Show, but the gun range owner insists the historic weapon was safely fired by professionals in a downward projection
Both Friend and Kelley described the incident as a "freak accident."
"As far as the safety end of everything, we drill every one of our shooters before it ever begins," Friend said. "We have 30-45 minute drill." read more