Trump’s delusional ‘moment of silence’

Because he is incapable of telling the truth, Donald Trump, the soon to be Republican nominee for president of the United States, came up with this:

Trump reiterated the claim at a rally in Westfield, Indiana on Tuesday night, where he criticized Black Lives Matter for holding rallies across the country the weekend after the Dallas shootings.

“The other night you had 11 cities potentially in a blow-up stage,” he said. “Marches all over the United States—and tough marches. Anger. Hatred. Hatred! Started by a maniac! And some people ask for a moment of silence for him. For the killer!”

Of course, he said it on Fox News, which people watch to increase their stupidity.

No one, absolutely no one, called for a moment of silence for the killer.

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This is the same as when he said Muslims in New Jersey were celebrating the collapse of the World Trade Center. I was about to get a train to work in New York, across the street from the World Trade Center, on Sept. 11, 2001. And I remember watching the news and seeing a report about Palestinians cheering the terrorism. But the report was in the Middle East and I remember thinking, “we’re going to war with a Muslim country.”

I knew it was on the other side of the world thousands of miles away. Trump thought it was across the river.

So either he’s a fool and doesn’t know any better, or a liar and deserves nothing but contempt. I say he’s a bloated scumbag fucknugget, but that’s just the New Yorker in me.

His rabid followers foam at the mouth in their hatred for Muslims and Latinos, who in his world are rapists and murderers. He went for the Jews recently with his Hillary Clinton Star of David on a pile of money tweet.

Now he going for, as he puts it, “the blacks.”

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

And while Trump creates another distraction from reality, let’s be aware that this is his base.

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Olivia de Havilland is 100 years old

As she readily admitted to Vogue, people thought she was dead:

“I have the idea that anyone who has ever heard my name has the distinct impression that I was put under the sod years ago just before they buried Lillian Russell. And so, when I wonder if you know that I live in France, I’m sure you don’t, because I am certain that you think me peacefully interred, and in good old native American soil. If that’s the case, you’re in for a surprise.”

Five time Oscar nominee. Two time winner (for “The Heiress in 1950 and “To Each His Own” in 1947. Melanie Hamilton in “Gone With the Wind,” for which she got a supporting actor Oscar nod. . A true movie legend. She has to be the last of the greats. So let’s see her in action:

Here’s why Kim Kardashian is famous

It’s actually an interesting explanation of fame in the Internet age:

I was watching the ESPN documentary on O.J. Simpson and surprisingly remembered that Kardashian was an important name during the murder trial. Robert Kardashian was O.J.’s friend and one of his defense attorneys.

That’s Kim’s father. And it’s not like this was a passing acquaintance:

So, in addition to O.J. getting away with murder, he brought us the Kardashians,

When Hillary was a kid

On commencement day at Wellesley College in 1969, a senior named Hillary Rodham gave a commencement speech to her graduating classmates. Here are some excerpts:

Ten years later, she was the first lady of Arkansas:

What strikes me the most? She has a really strong Chicago accent. It’s obvious in 1969, and it sneaks in every now and then in 1979.

Hillary graduated from college 50 years ago. And she still looked like a college kid 10 years later. She’s essentially been a public figure for three-quarters of her life.

And now she’s the (presumptive) Democratic nominee for president.

Why is there a highway four blocks away from my apartment?

Partly because here in Washington, D.C., and in many other parts of America, the powers that be wanted to get black people out of the way. From Vox:

I’m in Southwest D.C. We have a highway here. We also had a thriving minority community decades ago, but then urban renewal came along and many families were relocated.

The PBS special “10 Towns That Changed America” explained the significance of the Southwest urban renewal. It begins around the 37:20 mark in the video below.