"If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him."
-- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
“Despite the police platitudes, she’s been a mess,” Trump said. “They don’t have an American flag on the dais until we started complaining..."Because nothing so clearly demonstrates the direct, main-line connection between the subterranean gibberings of the denizens of the dankest corners of the wingnuttia and the mind of the Republican nominee for president than this kind of throwaway claptrap that litters his ramblings. Because this particular lie exists nowhere except the open digital sewers where Don the Con goes shopping for his "news"(and in 100 future ALL CAPS emails from Crazy Uncle Liberty.)
Several other right-wing web sites known as purveyors of misinformation, such as The Gateway Pundit, Barenaked Islam,and The Daily Caller also published articles reporting that no American flags were present at the DNC:For the record, among the many, many other examples here was Bobby Hill singing the national anthem at the opening of the DNC:
The Daily Caller is at the Democratic National Convention and it doesn’t look like there are any American flags.
The stage is bland and grey, with no red, white or blue present. A thorough look at the crowd present also turns up no American flags.
The Republican's Patriotism Problem
As the Right made abundantly clear during the 2008 Presidential campaign, there is one and only one true test of a patriot -- one and only Shibboleth for loving the land of the Free and home of the Brave more than the common run of citizen,Now, I don't pretend to understand all the "science" behind it, but apparently flag pins are to secret America-haters exactly like holy water is to a vampire, or silver is to a werewolf, or questions about what newspaper you read are to Caribou Barbie...
Compounding the challenges facing organizers are the expectations of Donald Trump, who asserted in an interview that he should have at least partial control over programming, stagecraft and other issues by virtue of his front-runner status — even if he does not have the delegates to secure the nomination beforehand.
Trump blasted the GOP’s last convention, in Tampa four years ago, as “the single most boring convention I’ve ever seen.” The billionaire real estate mogul and reality-television star said it was imperative that this year’s gathering have a “showbiz” quality — and he cast doubt on the ability of the Republican National Committee, which oversees the convention, to deliver.
“It’s very important to put some showbiz into a convention, otherwise people are going to fall asleep,” Trump said in a 45-minute interview here last week in his Trump Tower office. “We don’t have the people who know how to put showbiz into a convention.”
It might have been a less notable contrast if Mr. Trump’s show had not been such a break from the tightly scripted performance that has come to typify these conventions. In Cleveland, an important endorser, Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, started speaking after the broadcast networks had already moved on to local news (Republican Party officials argued Thursday that they should have shown her instead); Mr. Trump called in to “The O’Reilly Factor” while Patricia Smith was speaking emotionally onstage about her son’s death in the Benghazi attack; and one night’s program ended prematurely, leaving precious prime-time minutes unused.
Asked about the differences, Mr. Trump said he could not speak to them with much specificity, because “I didn’t produce our show — I just showed up for the final speech on Thursday.”
Obsessing over allegedly missing flags:Fox News Plays Benghazi Commercial Over Khizr Khan's Anti-Trump Speech At The Democratic National ConventionFox News Plays Katy Perry Song After Khan Leaves Stage
Don the Con Talks To Murrica About Flags (And Other Scary Wingnut Bedtime Stories)Obsessing over allegedly missing flag pins:
NC Gop Gets Tim Kaine's Flag Pin Horribly Wrong [UPDATED]Even more obsessing over allegedly missing flag pins:
The woman who wants to be the next President of the United States is not wearing an American flag lapel pin tonight. #DemsInPhilly— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 29, 2016
MSM will try to promote and persuade for Hillary. Best not to even watch or listen. They are all in the tank. Even some at FOX.— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) July 29, 2016
You know what this convention really needed? An angry Muslim with a thick accent like Fareed Zacaria.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 29, 2016
Perhaps someone could scare up the address of the cave in which Erick son of Erick has been living and writing horrid things on the wall in his own poo for the last decade and start forwarding to him some of the email I see every fucking day.What a terrible thing to say about a man whose son died for this country. https://t.co/h9Zp4x3j6v— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 29, 2016
I don't do equivalences. I do compare things tho. https://t.co/XEop4T2Gv0— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) July 29, 2016
One, two! One, two! And through and throughThe vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.
...JesuitsSocial JusticeFaithFamilyWorkThe Nobility of public serviceand the United States Marine Corps.
"Any objective observer will conclude that -- based on her ideas and her leadership -- Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States," Sanders told delegates, spurring a cascade of cheers.He spent the following morning meeting with individual state delegations to carry his message forward and continuing to counter resistance toward Clinton. Sanders chastened California delegates who booed his call for party unity Tuesday."Our job is to do two things -- to defeat Donald Trump and to elect Hillary Clinton," Sanders said, adding later, "It is easy to boo, but it is harder to look your kids in the face if we are living under a Trump presidency."
In the rank sweat of an enseamèd bed,—and get back to the business of bravely afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted.
Stewed in corruption, honeying and making love
Over the nasty sty
A random cabdriver told me that every time Ron Fournier uses the phrase "corrupt duopoly", Michael Bloomberg pays him $115.
DNC's defense: Incompetence— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) July 26, 2016
And that's how the duopoly rolls ... https://t.co/N7zIYomaxH
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