Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hillary Cleans Trump's Clock For The Third Time


   The third and final Presidential Debate was arguably the best one between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, largely due to Chris Wallace's mastery at being a tenacious and well-prepared moderator. I was nervous about the debate, considering how tense and unprofessional the second debate had been. When Donald Trump becomes unglued, he appears to be capable of nearly anything. His physical lurking behind Hillary at the second debate was unnerving and inappropriate on all levels. Near the end of the final debate last night, Hillary once again showed the world how very capable she is at staying calm and measured in the face of a brutal storm. Trump, who was apparently aware that Hillary had cleaned his clock for the third time in a row, called her "such a nasty woman" after she jabbed him rather craftily in her statement about taxes and social security. I'm sure Trump's last handful of fans cheered loudly when he said that, and Hillary gained a new following of "nasty" women!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

You're Scaring The Women And Children, Donald Trump

Trump and Hillary Clinton at the second Presidential Debate. Photo credit: The Chicago Tribune

    This debate was hard to watch. It was tense, unsettling, and frightening. I noticed people in the audience, including Trump's wife and daughter, looked scared at times. 
   Trump was in full-attack mode, which has probably always served him well in the past. I am surprised Hillary managed to hold herself together as well as she did. She definitely took the "high road" most of the night. 
   In light of Trump's most recently uncovered bad behavior, debate moderator Anderson Cooper minced no words when he asked Trump if he was really bragging about sexual assault when he said on tape years ago, "Grab them by the p___y." Trump repeatedly stated that it was just "locker room talk" and then he started talking about how horrible ISIS is.  (Seriously?)
   Trump attacked Bill Clinton, who looked kind of sad sitting up in the balcony. Some of the Clintons' ghosts from the past even sat together at the debate (Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broadderick, and Kathy Shelton), presumably to show support for Trump. 
   Clinton stayed impressively calm throughout the 90-minute "scorched-earth debate", as CNN called it. Trump's body language was aggressive enough I wondered if he'd actually hit Hillary.
   Trump is losing and he knows it. His gloves were off, and he went for Hillary and Bill's throats. He reminds me a little of the Hulk. When things aren't going the way he wants them to, Trump gets mad and TRUMP SMASH!!!! TRUMP SMASH HILLARY!!!

Image credit: King & McGaw

   

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Did Anyone Else Notice The Woman In Elon Musk's Mars Presentation?

Image credit: SpaceX/Elon Musk

   When I saw this slide in Elon's presentation on September 27, I instantly leaned closer to the screen. Is that...is that a ponytail on that Mars traveler?!! Did Elon include a woman astronaut on his imagined Mars journey? 
   This is just more evidence of how refreshingly progressive SpaceX really is. They are well on their way to completely re-bolstering America's manned space program, they have designed and tested radically new rocket technologies (like the ones that allow for the PHENOMENAL ocean barge landings!), and they have a WOMAN, Gwynne Shotwell, as their CEO. These are no small feats by any standards. 
   It is marvelous to see such an innovative and forward-thinking company accomplish their goals and inspire the rest of us to get up off our laurels.