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Jennifer Lin shares her misty water-colored memories of dealing with the Donald when she was young reporter for the Inky.

Nearly 30 years ago, the Republican presidential candidate, incensed over an Inquirer story about his casinos, called her in her New York office, said she had “s- for brains” and said she worked for “a s- newspaper,” Lin said.

Then he called her editor and referred to Lin as “that c-,” Lin said.

Details at the link.

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More stuff you can’t make up.

Via Kos.

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Badtux.

I have nothing to add.

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Not bad.

Jobless claims rose by 3,000 to 254,000 in the week ended Sept. 24 from a five-month low in the previous period, a Labor Department report showed Thursday.

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The less-volatile four-week average of claims dropped to 256,000, the lowest since April, from 258,250 in the prior week.

The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits declined by 46,000 to 2.06 million in the week ended Sept. 17, the fewest since July 2000.

If you follow the link, you will see that Bloomberg’s headline falls upon its fainting couch clutching its pearls that Bloomberg’s “experts” were wrong.

Again.

Honestly, I don’t know why they bother.

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Man shows petition to woman and says,

Via Job’s Anger.

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Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton debate depicted as a mobius square.  Hillary Clinton's location is labeled,


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Anne Sullivan:

It’s queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!

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Glorious promises . . . delivered with supreme confidence will always be attractive to huge numbers of people . . . .

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Man at fact-Checker desk dwarfed by yuge pile of paper labeled


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Reg Henry remembers Monday’s debate and reaches a disquieting conclusion. A snippet:

So went the debate. Hillary Clinton was calm, mostly civil, patient, well-prepared and professional. Donald Trump was an unprepared, ill-mannered jerk. He had neither command of the facts nor mastery of his own personality. Sadly, that is why I think he may have won the night.

That may seem contrary, but debates occur in the culture of their times. In a sane world, Ms. Clinton would be judged the winner, but that is the very world willfully abandoned by many Americans. They may suppose a debate is just a shouting match; it’s all just words and the important thing is to steamroll your opponent with them. This he did.

He was helped by a culture that has become fact-free and in thrall of the Big Lie as practiced by the Nazis, the idea that if you tell a lie big enough and often enough, people eventually will come to believe it, no matter how absurd.

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Leona Helmsley in 1986:  Only the little people pay taxes.  Donald Trump in 2016:  That makes me smart.

Via Job’s Anger.

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Did anyone really believe that “the five second rule” was indeed a “rule”?

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He made his commute great again.

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