Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. How Outrageous!

 

I’ve noticed the funniest thing in the last few days, and I keep waiting for someone to point it out, but I haven’t seen anyone yet.

Liberal commentators are concerned, very concerned, and you can tell they’re concerned by the concerned expressions on their concerned faces and the concerned tones of their concerned voices… that Donald Trump might have been trying to affect the outcome of the election by paying off women to keep them quiet. Get that… they are specifically upset not by the payoffs, but by their potential effect on the vote.

Oh My God! A politician trying to win an election, actually trying to get as many votes as possible? Outrageous! What other horrifying revelations will we be forced to accept? Next, you’ll be telling me that the White House Press Office plays up news that is positive for the administration while downplaying information that is not.

Of course, we all know that Hillary Clinton spent her $2 billion campaign war chest helping the homeless, and trying to build a better America. She would never be so crass as to use that money to try to get votes.

There are 78 comments.

  1. Arahant Member

    Judge Mental: Of course we all know that Hillary Clinton spent her $2 billion campaign war chest helping the homeless, and trying to build a better America. She would never be so crass as to use that money to try to get votes.

    Certainly not electoral votes.

    • #1
    • August 25, 2018, at 2:18 PM PDT
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  2. Richard Easton Member

    Obama offered Rev Wright $150K in 2008 to stop speaking until after the election. The MSM was not concerned about that.

    • #2
    • August 25, 2018, at 2:22 PM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Obama offered Rev Wright $150K in 2008 to stop speaking until after the election. The MSM was not concerned about that.

    Nothing to see here. Move along.

    • #3
    • August 25, 2018, at 2:23 PM PDT
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  4. Django Member

    I didn’t have anything important to do yesterday, just pay some bills, read some e-mails, and hit the gym for a bit. So I wasted time listening to Rush, Hannity, and Levin for about an hour each. Then, for contrast, turned over to the local NPR affiliate. There is no way to bridge the gap in the reporting. I don’t know if it’s bias or stupidity coupled with ignorance. Maybe it’s all of that. Whatever the cause, there is no common ground at all.

    • #4
    • August 25, 2018, at 2:58 PM PDT
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  5. KentForrester Moderator

    What worries me is Trump’s intelligence. Do these thought ever run through his head?

    “Let’s see, if I go to bed with this exotic dancer, she may tell my wife or ruin my political career unless I give her a few hundred thousand dollars. What the hell. It’s worth it, even if I have a beautiful wife at home who will do the same thing.”

    Or perhaps Trump thinks, “Maybe she’s so honorable she won’t tell anyone.”

    Or perhaps he thinks that the exotic dancer will say, “I don’t need your money, Donald. You might need it when you’re old.”

    What do you think? Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    • #5
    • August 25, 2018, at 3:12 PM PDT
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  6. Arahant Member

    KentForrester (View Comment):
    Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    What man isn’t?

    • #6
    • August 25, 2018, at 3:13 PM PDT
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  7. Clavius Thatcher

    Django (View Comment):

    I didn’t have anything important to do yesterday, just pay some bills, read some e-mails, and hit the gym for a bit. So I wasted time listening to Rush, Hannity, and Levin for about an hour each. Then, for contrast, turned over to the local NPR affiliate. There is no way to bridge the gap in the reporting. I don’t know if it’s bias or stupidity coupled with ignorance. Maybe it’s all of that. Whatever the cause, there is no common ground at all.

    Sad

    • #7
    • August 25, 2018, at 3:14 PM PDT
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  8. Judge Mental, Secret Chimp Member

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    What worries me is Trump’s intelligence. Do these thought ever run through his head?

    “Let’s see, if I go to bed with this exotic dancer, she may tell my wife or ruin my political career unless I give her a few hundred thousand dollars. What the hell. It’s worth it, even if I have a beautiful wife at home who will do the same thing.”

    Or perhaps Trump thinks, “Maybe she’s so honorable she won’t tell anyone.”

    Or perhaps he thinks that the exotic dancer will say, “I don’t need your money, Donald. You might need it when you’re old.”

    What do you think? Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    He didn’t have apolitical career back then, and he was well known as a horndog in the NY tabloids. As to your question, most men are.

    • #8
    • August 25, 2018, at 3:15 PM PDT
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  9. Richard Easton Member

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    What worries me is Trump’s intelligence. Do these thought ever run through his head?

    “Let’s see, if I go to bed with this exotic dancer, she may tell my wife or ruin my political career unless I give her a few hundred thousand dollars. What the hell. It’s worth it, even if I have a beautiful wife at home who will do the same thing.”

    Or perhaps Trump thinks, “Maybe she’s so honorable she won’t tell anyone.”

    Or perhaps he thinks that the exotic dancer will say, “I don’t need your money, Donald. You might need it when you’re old.”

    What do you think? Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    He didn’t have apolitical career back then, and he was well known as a horndog in the NY tabloids. As to your question, most men are.

    People tend to repeat pleasurable behavior that’s worked for them. To cite an extreme example, the crowd booing Ceausescu just before he was overthrown. Romanians had had to listen in silence to him for decades. Suddenly, things had changed and he realized it too late.

    • #9
    • August 25, 2018, at 3:26 PM PDT
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  10. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    What worries me is Trump’s intelligence. Do these thought ever run through his head?

    “Let’s see, if I go to bed with this exotic dancer, she may tell my wife or ruin my political career unless I give her a few hundred thousand dollars. What the hell. It’s worth it, even if I have a beautiful wife at home who will do the same thing.”

    Or perhaps Trump thinks, “Maybe she’s so honorable she won’t tell anyone.”

    Or perhaps he thinks that the exotic dancer will say, “I don’t need your money, Donald. You might need it when you’re old.”

    What do you think? Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    The PTB went back 11 years to find this activity. And the same brouhaha would be going on today over some infidelity he’d committed that was 20 years or 35 years in the past.

    • #10
    • August 25, 2018, at 4:29 PM PDT
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  11. RightAngles Member

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    What do you think? Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    He didn’t have apolitical career back then, and he was well known as a horndog in the NY tabloids. As to your question, most men are.

    Can confirm.

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    • August 25, 2018, at 4:44 PM PDT
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  12. KentForrester Moderator

    CarolJoy (View Comment):

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    What worries me is Trump’s intelligence. Do these thought ever run through his head?

    “Let’s see, if I go to bed with this exotic dancer, she may tell my wife or ruin my political career unless I give her a few hundred thousand dollars. What the hell. It’s worth it, even if I have a beautiful wife at home who will do the same thing.”

    Or perhaps Trump thinks, “Maybe she’s so honorable she won’t tell anyone.”

    Or perhaps he thinks that the exotic dancer will say, “I don’t need your money, Donald. You might need it when you’re old.”

    What do you think? Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    The PTB went back 11 years to find this activity. And the same brouhaha would be going on today over some infidelity he’d committed that was 20 years or 35 years in the past.

    Carol Joy, you’re probably right. However, even 20 years ago he was a rich guy with a wife. Putting aside the issue of morality, that still leaves us with the practical matter of blackmail and payoffs. I don’t think that Trump thought it through. He was a risk taker in financial matters. He was apparently a risk taker in his sexual proclivities. 

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    • August 25, 2018, at 4:55 PM PDT
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  13. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    KentForrester (View Comment):
    What do you think? Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    The smartest and most honorable man I ever knew, I found out years later to my disillusionment, had occasionally confused his brain with “matters of the groin.” 

    • #13
    • August 25, 2018, at 5:06 PM PDT
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  14. toggle Inactive

    KentForrester (View Comment):
    What worries me is Trump’s intelligence. Do these thought ever run through his head?

    Maybe he embraced the left’s zeitgeist of the 1960s ?

    Decades later, he became an adult.

    Many of the youths at that time still demonstrate they never will.

    • #14
    • August 25, 2018, at 5:11 PM PDT
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  15. drlorentz Member
    drlorentz Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    What worries me is Trump’s intelligence. Do these thought ever run through his head?

    What do you think? Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    How do you think life’s been working out for him? Let’s see. He’s a billionaire and president of these United States.

    You?

    • #15
    • August 25, 2018, at 5:37 PM PDT
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  16. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    • #16
    • August 25, 2018, at 5:45 PM PDT
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  17. KentForrester Moderator

    drlorentz (View Comment):

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    What worries me is Trump’s intelligence. Do these thought ever run through his head?

    What do you think? Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    How do you think life’s been working out for him? Let’s see. He’s a billionaire and president of these United States.

    You?

    Drlorentz, I’m doing all right. How about you?

    I said “matters of the groin.”

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    • August 25, 2018, at 6:16 PM PDT
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  18. Judge Mental, Secret Chimp Member

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    drlorentz (View Comment):

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    What worries me is Trump’s intelligence. Do these thought ever run through his head?

    What do you think? Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    How do you think life’s been working out for him? Let’s see. He’s a billionaire and president of these United States.

    You?

    Drlorentz, I’m doing all right. How about you?

    I said “matters of the groin.”

    Okay then, how many Playmates of the Year have you turned down? Zero for me; I haven’t turned one down yet.

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    • August 25, 2018, at 6:20 PM PDT
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  19. barbara lydick Coolidge

    Thank you Percival. It’s as if that has been airbrushed out of history.

    That and his partner wife’s complicity. What was it all called? Bimbo eruptions?

    And no one with a blue hue gave a rat’s rear bumper.

    • #19
    • August 25, 2018, at 6:23 PM PDT
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  20. blood thirsty neocon Inactive

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    CarolJoy (View Comment):

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    What worries me is Trump’s intelligence. Do these thought ever run through his head?

    “Let’s see, if I go to bed with this exotic dancer, she may tell my wife or ruin my political career unless I give her a few hundred thousand dollars. What the hell. It’s worth it, even if I have a beautiful wife at home who will do the same thing.”

    Or perhaps Trump thinks, “Maybe she’s so honorable she won’t tell anyone.”

    Or perhaps he thinks that the exotic dancer will say, “I don’t need your money, Donald. You might need it when you’re old.”

    What do you think? Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    The PTB went back 11 years to find this activity. And the same brouhaha would be going on today over some infidelity he’d committed that was 20 years or 35 years in the past.

    Carol Joy, you’re probably right. However, even 20 years ago he was a rich guy with a wife. Putting aside the issue of morality, that still leaves us with the practical matter of blackmail and payoffs. I don’t think that Trump thought it through. He was a risk taker in financial matters. He was apparently a risk taker in his sexual proclivities.

    I want a total repudiation of FDR, JFK, LBJ, and Bill Clinton signed by every Democrat member of Congress, and I want it on my desk by 8 AM tomorrow.

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    • August 25, 2018, at 6:25 PM PDT
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  21. Clavius Thatcher

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    Okay then, how many Playmates of the Year have you turned down? Zero for me; I haven’t turned one down yet.

    It’s your iron will.

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    • August 25, 2018, at 6:37 PM PDT
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  22. RightAngles Member

    Hilarious post, BTW

    • #22
    • August 25, 2018, at 6:38 PM PDT
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  23. Judge Mental, Secret Chimp Member

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Hilarious post, BTW

    Thank you, ma’am.

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    • August 25, 2018, at 6:39 PM PDT
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  24. Clavius Thatcher

    Clavius (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    Okay then, how many Playmates of the Year have you turned down? Zero for me; I haven’t turned one down yet.

    It’s your iron will.

    And I will also state, without fear of contradiction, that I have never turned down one Playmate of the Year.

    • #24
    • August 25, 2018, at 6:39 PM PDT
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  25. Cow Girl Thatcher

    Django (View Comment):

    I didn’t have anything important to do yesterday, just pay some bills, read some e-mails, and hit the gym for a bit. So I wasted time listening to Rush, Hannity, and Levin for about an hour each. Then, for contrast, turned over to the local NPR affiliate. There is no way to bridge the gap in the reporting. I don’t know if it’s bias or stupidity coupled with ignorance. Maybe it’s all of that. Whatever the cause, there is no common ground at all.

    I’ve listened to some of these various voices, too, in podcasts after I’m done at work, and while driving around on errands. You’re right! It’s like there are TWO ENTIRELY different United States of America out there. And they aren’t talking to each other. And they don’t hear each other. And they have no idea what the other one thinks or wants. I think it is a little scary.

     

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    • August 25, 2018, at 6:43 PM PDT
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  26. Arahant Member

    Clavius (View Comment):
    And I will also state, without fear of contradiction, that I have never turned down one Playmate of the Year.

    Neither have I.

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    • August 25, 2018, at 6:43 PM PDT
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  27. Arahant Member

    Cow Girl (View Comment):
    It’s like there are TWO ENTIRELY different United States of America out there. And they aren’t talking to each other. And they don’t hear each other. And they have no idea what the other one thinks or wants.

    But this is not true. We hear the other side. It’s just most of them will not listen to us and have never heard what we have to say. We read their stories. We watch their news.

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    • August 25, 2018, at 6:46 PM PDT
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  28. drlorentz Member
    drlorentz Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    drlorentz (View Comment):

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    What worries me is Trump’s intelligence. Do these thought ever run through his head?

    What do you think? Is Trump as dumb as a stump when it comes to matters of the groin?

    How do you think life’s been working out for him? Let’s see. He’s a billionaire and president of these United States.

    You?

    Drlorentz, I’m doing all right. How about you?

    I said “matters of the groin.”

    Doin’ great, @kentforrester.* Then again, I’m not the one who questioned the president’s intelligence.

    I read what you wrote; I even quoted that part. You also wrote “What worries me is Trump’s intelligence,” the implication being that his was lacking. This, about a guy with achievements that exceed those of most folks by a lot. This doesn’t mean he doesn’t have reprehensible behaviors. But stupid he ain’t. Didn’t think I needed to spell it out in so much detail.

    *If you’re going to use my name, use the @ sign, @kentforrester. That how-to tip is above the box where you type, right below “Leave a Reply.”

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    • August 25, 2018, at 6:55 PM PDT
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  29. JimGoneWild Coolidge

    Wow! Well maybe Trump is a politician after all.

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    • August 25, 2018, at 7:09 PM PDT
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  30. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Judge Mental: Of course we all know that Hillary Clinton spent her $2 billion campaign war chest helping the homeless, and trying to build a better America. She would never be so crass as to use that money to try to get votes.

    Certainly not electoral votes.

    Meow. 

    • #30
    • August 25, 2018, at 7:24 PM PDT
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