Wednesday Hump Reads: For Those On the Verge 

This election is going to put me in the booby hatch for good. I can’t take it. I thought things were all good…Clinton had this in the bag, but noooooo. Some #assholedickwad has to go and stick his misogynistic letterhead in the election.

Now I’m getting these emails saying that Trump is ahead in the “poles” uh I mean polls.

Please…someone, make it stop!

Just in case the embed is not working:

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Clinton emails. Trump admitting sexual assault. Clinton emails. Trump charity fraud. Clinton emails. Trump calls for nuclear proliferation. Clinton emails. Trump calls for national stop and frisk. Clinton emails. Trump violates trade embargo with Cuba. Clinton emails. Trump sued over Trump U fraud. Clinton emails. Trump bribes DA. Clinton emails. Trump doesnt pay taxes for 20 years. Clinton emails. Trump employs campaign manager involved in illegal corruption with Russia. Clinton emails. Trump calls for ban of an entire religion from entering US. Clinton emails. Trump lied about support for Iraq War over and over in debate. Clinton emails. Trump in court for rape of a minor. Clinton emails. Trump unaware of Russia’s Crimea occupation. Clinton emails. Trump unaware of situation in Syria. Clinton emails. Trump penalized for racist housing discrimination. Clinton emails. Trump files for bankrupcy 6 times. Clinton emails. Trump goes 0-3 in debates by showing scant knowledge of world politics. Clinton emails. Trump slams people for being POWs. Clinton emails. Trump calls mexicans rapists. Clinton emails. Trump questions judge’s integrity because of parent’s heritage. Clinton emails. Trump deletes emails involved in casino scandal. Clinton emails. Trump commits insurance fraud after florida hurricane. Clinton emails. Trump has dozens of assault victims and witnesses come forward with allegations of abuse. Clinton emails. Trump attacks former Ms America for being overweight. Clinton emails. Trump tweets about sex tapes at 3am. Clinton emails. Trump calls for US citizens to be sent to Gitmo. Clinton emails. Trump calls for more extreme forms of torture to be used. Clinton emails. Trump asks why cant we use our nukes if we have them. Clinton emails. Trump calls for offensive bombing attack on sovereign nations because someone gave the middle finger. Clinton emails. Trump calls to kill women and children of suspected terrorists. Clinton emails. Trump says women should be punished for having abortions. Clinton emails. Trump makes fun of disabled people. Clinton emails. Trump calls for end of freedom of the press. Clinton emails. Trump calls global warming a chinese hoax. Clinton emails. Trump praises Putin and Kim Jong Un’s strong leadership. Clinton emails. Trump openly admits to not paying his employees during debate. Clinton emails. Trump calls Obama an illegitimate noncitizen hundreds of times over 7 years. Clinton emails. Trump uses campaign donations to enrich his own businesses. Clinton emails. Trump says Ted Cruz involved in JFK assassination unironically citing National Enquirer. Clinton emails. Trump says laziness is an inherent trait in black people. Clinton emails.

 

I started to write this post last night.

I tried again to finish it at 6:30 this morning.

Again I tried…later at 9:30.

Now it is 3:18pm…y’all are getting a link dump because I am unable to will myself to do anything more than that.

They are in no particular order, except the last two stories where at least one was proved to be a hoax…just keep that in mind as you read the headlines.

Neo-Nazis hatch racist voter suppression plot to hand out ’40s and weed’ in ‘ghettos of Philly’

Trump Supporter to CNN: Sexual Assault Victims Need to ‘Grow a Set,’ ‘Get Over It’ | Mediaite

Militia groups prepare for armed revolt if Clinton wins: ‘Last chance to save America from ruin’

(Just a few for comic relief…)

Imgur user shows map of every river basin in the US | Daily Mail Online

Created by Imgur user Fejetlenfej , a geographer and GIS analyst with a ¿lifelong passion for beautiful maps,¿ it highlights the massive expanse of river basins across the country ¿ in particular, those which feed the Mississippi River, in pink

 

Obama Sang ‘Purple Rain’ To This Kid Dressed As Prince | Huffington Post

When @barackobama sees your nephew dressed as Prince & starts singing Purple Rain! Yep, Best Halloween Ever! • #MWxDC #acreativedc #RIPPrince | 📽: my wife @dinthelife 😘

A post shared by MASTERWILLIAMS™ (@masterwilliams) on

 

This Human Library is interesting.

 

Soccer team is doing its part: QPR gives fleet of coaches to bring child refugees from Calais | World news | The Guardian

Lung Cancer Vaccine: Cuban Drug Coming To US In Historic Move To Combat Deadly Disease

The Collinsport Historical Society: There’s a Vampire in the White House!

A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award | Mental Floss

Now…back to the stuff that nightmares are made off…or at least, padded cells.

Pope Francis says the Catholic Church will probably never have female priests – The Washington Post

Former FBI Agent: The Bureau Has a Problem With Women | Advocate.com

Hostility toward women is one of the strongest predictors of Trump support – Vox

Media Discover Due Caution When It Comes To Reporting About Trump

Republican talk of holding a Supreme Court seat vacant for four years is without precedent – The Washington Post

Being poor costs too much in Georgia, report says | www.myajc.com

Being poor means having little money and – at least in Georgia – it seems to mean having higher costs for basics, according to a report released this week.

Rent and childcare eat up most of the average poor person’s resources, according to the report by 9to5 Georgia and the Coalition on Human Needs.

While poverty rates are down and incomes in general are up, the improvement has not been enough to reach many of the nearly 1.7 million poor Georgians, said Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs. “The more troubling news is that the poor and near-poor live in a precarious situation,” The simple fact is, it is expensive to be poor in Georgia.”

The downbeat assessment comes more than six years after the economy started struggling back from a nasty recession and more than four years after job growth restarted in Georgia. The unemployment rate in the state has finally returned to pre-recession levels.

But the rate does not include children, one in four of whom are believed to be living in poverty. And the unemployment rate doesn’t include people who have dropped from the workforce and it does not reflect the mix of jobs – many of the added jobs are low-wage positions and many of the Georgians who work have more than one paycheck to get by.

More Georgians slated to lose food stamps

An additional 10,000 Georgians across 21 counties may become ineligible to renew their food stamps, beginning in early 2017.

Earlier this year, over 5,000 folks living in the metro Atlanta area lost their food stamps, officially called SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Georgia joins 39 other states that are slowly switching back to the ‘no work, no food,’ model. (Although to be fair, the money from SNAP is never enough to actually cover a month’s worth of food).

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In Cobb, Gwinnett and Hall Counties, where the ‘no work, no food’ model is in place, the AJC reported a drop of 60 percent in childless SNAP recipients — from over 6,100 to under 2,500.

And another 10,000 folks are slated to join them, while lawmakers talk about ultimately expanding the work requirements to all 159 counties.

While having dependents (or approved disabilities) exempts SNAP recipients from the work requirement, this ignores other caretakers roles people may take on full-time — such as those for parents, spouses or grandchildren.

It also provides little guarantee to certain vulnerable populations — like those dealing with intimate partner violence — who are also more likely to face food insecurity. Safety nets like SNAP can often be critical to these folks being able to leave.

“No one who is able-bodied and able to work should be drawing food stamps, period,” Rep. Greg Morris (R – Vidalia) told the AJC, apparently ignoring the vast number of food stamp recipients who are employed, but dependent on safety net programs because they are unable to make a living wage in a state with crummy labor laws.

“The greater good is people being employed, being productive and contributing to the state,” said Bobby Cagle, director of the state Division of Family and Children Services.

This just seems like an unrealistic, poorly thought-out way to achieve the goal of “motivating” people to work. Folks need food security to function. They need food security to be able to leave violent or dangerous living situations; they need food security to be able to take care of loved ones; they need food security to be able to consistently take medications and manage chronic health conditions; and they need food security to apply for jobs and conduct interviews.

Folks need food security to function and policymakers should stop messing with that for the sake of low-hanging ideological wins.

SPLC Analysis: Small Community of Extremists on Twitter Responsible for Majority of Message | Southern Poverty Law Center

In the Nevada desert, Bundy family warns of another standoff – The Washington Post

‘And So Are You’: Trump, Misogyny, and the Dangerous Precedent Set by This Election – Rewire

And here are the two possible hoaxes:

Notice this first link is from a local ABC news station in Tampa:

VIRAL: Patient seriously burned after fart sparks fire during surgery – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

TOKYO, JAPAN – A story about a patient who sparked a fire and was seriously burned during surgery when she passed gas on the operating table is going viral on social media and making headlines around the world.

News outlets including New York Daily News , Esquire , USA Today , and more have shared the story that is making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter.

The incident took place during an operation at the Tokyo Medical University Hospital in the Shinjuku Ward on April 15.

The Asahi Shimbun , an English news site based in Japan, reports that the patient was in surgery, having a laser applied to her cervix, when her flatulence sparked a fire. The patient suffered burns to her waist and legs.

Experts investigated the incident to find out what could have caused the fire.

They released their findings on October 28, 2016.

“When the patient’s intestinal gas leaked into the space of the operation (room), it ignited with the irradiation of the laser, and the burning spread, eventually reaching the surgical drape and causing the fire,” the report said.

Experts say there were no flammable materials in the operation room at the time of her surgery. They also said that everything was functioning normally.

Even the website Snopes.com has confirmed the unbelievable story. The patient’s current condition was not released in the reports.

Okay, I will buy that…

But this?

Million Pounds Of Rat Meat Being Sold As Boneless Chicken Wings In U.S. | TRENDING

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We have learned that United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now very concerned that an estimated one million pounds of rat meat.

Which is being passed off as “boneless chicken wings,” has been sold in restaurants and grocery stores across America.

According to reports, FDA inspectors raised concerns after several illegal shipping containers originating from China were seized by customs at the Port of San Francisco.

It was found to contain rat meat that was meant to be shipped to different meat processing plants across America and resold as chicken.

Video at the link…

This is an open thread. I am going back to my padded cell for the rest of the week.

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27 Comments on “Wednesday Hump Reads: For Those On the Verge ”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    Is it over for Hillary? I can’t bear to look.

  2. NW Luna says:

    Thanks for the post, JJ, and the great links.

    Hostility toward women is one of the strongest predictors of Trump support

    Well, who’d uh thunk it? And unfortunately all the women-haters have come out of the swamps, the crevices, out under the rocks, oozed down from the cave slime, and are jitter-jattering their hate across the interwebz and media mics.

    Look them in the eye and shout “You don’t own me!”

  3. Fannie says:

    I been talking in my sleep……………so I am told. I just wish more than anything that Pres. Obama, and Loretta Lynch would hold a press conference, and stop playing dumb on Comey.

  4. roofingbird says:

    No one tasting a rat would assume rat meat was boneless chicken wings. Rat meat would have lots of bones, and I can’t imagine taking the time to debone it. Now, I have seen flattened broiled rats offered on sticks in Vietnam. I think they still have bones.

  5. quixote says:

    JJ, good of you to give us all this! (Not so sure about the rat meat, but, well,….) Hillary has got a solid lead in the Electoral College vote. That’s not going anywhere. Plus, the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll (post Comeydickhead) has her +6% nationally, right where she was pre-dickhead. So, as it says in the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Don’t Panic.

    The other bit of good news is that to the extent there’s data from early voting, it sure looks like she’s doing better than her polling. I.e. the good old pollsters have been underestimating her voters, as usual.

    It’s all about getting out the vote.

    (Y’all hear me?) Get on phones, donate, canvass. whatever you can do!

    • Fannie says:

      Just made a small donation, and spend time preaching for Hillary Clinton, and bringing up all the bad things about Trump.

  6. roofingbird says:

    Persimmon, chopped orange, arugula, pickled beets, sliced oinon, walnuts, some ham, or goat cheese, or other protein, and an oil and vinegar dressing with a little sugar and orange rind. Purple, orange and green. A little joy for dinner. That’s all I know. I’ll be up early for hubby’s pre TAVR echo. A banana protein smoothie? Pictures of the Appalacian Trail are enticing. If I concentrate I can imagine the smells and sounds. Thank you.

  7. Beata says:

    Cubs win! Cubs win!

    I’m a third-generation Cubs fan. My grandmother was a Cubs fan all her adult life. She lived to be almost 100 but never got to see the team win a World Series. She was an 8-year-old Choctaw girl living in Oklahoma with her grandmother when the Cubs last won in 1908. Her mother had died of TB the previous year and her father had to leave the family farm to work as a hired hand in Texas. It was a hard life. Baseball was not part of it. But later, when my grandmother moved to the Midwest to raise her own family, she started listening to Cubs games on the radio. The Cubs became her passion. My mother inherited that passion and so did I. It was something we all shared. I wish my grandmother and my mother were here tonight to celebrate. They would be so thrilled.

  8. janicen says:

    Share this with friends and neighbors who might be having trouble deciding…

  9. Sweet Sue says:

    Trump fans look at rat meat and see boneless chicken.