Donald Trump, satiric film, and women

This video from the USA says about itself:

Funny Or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie Trailer

10 February 2016

See the full movie here.

Donald Trump has it all. Money, power, respect, and an Eastern European bride. But all his success didn’t come for nothing. First, he inherited millions of dollars from his rich father, then he grabbed New York City by the balls. Now you can learn the art of negotiation, real estate, and high-quality brass in Funny Or Die’s illuminating made-for-TV special feature, Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie.

From UltraViolet Action in the USA today:

Trump–in his own words

It’s official: Donald Trump won New Hampshire. And no, this isn’t a TV show–Donald Trump is a real candidate who just walloped the Republican field by 20 points in New Hampshire. And he’s leading the polls by similar margins in the next two primary states, too.

While people know he’s a bully, fewer people know just how scary Trump is for women. That’s why we need to spread the facts about Trump now, not later. Can you get started by sharing this today?

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Donald Trump on women


1. 18 Real Things Donald Trump Has Actually Said About Women, Huffington Post, August 24, 2015

2. Lawyer: Donald Trump called me ‘disgusting’ for request to pump breast milk, CNN, July 29, 2015

3. The Dumbest Stuff Donald Trump Has Ever Said, The Daily Beast, June 30, 2015

4. ‘Schlonged’: Watch Trump’s Astonishingly Sexist Attack On Hillary, Think Progress, December 21, 2015

5. So which women has Donald Trump called ‘dogs’ and ‘fat pigs’? Washington Post, August 8, 2015

United States candidate Sanders defeats Clinton in New Hampshire

This 9 February 2016 video from the USA is called After close loss in Iowa, Bernie Sanders handily wins New Hampshire.

According to 267 out of 300 precincts reporting in the Democratic party primary in New Hampshire, candidate Bernie Sanders had 60% of the vote, to Hillary Clinton 38,4%. Strangely, the Huffington Post then predicted Sanders would get 13 delegates, Clinton 15.

An error in the report, or a Democratic party establishment trick? UPDATE: it is the strange ‘superdelegate’ rule.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary decisively on Tuesday, defeating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and posting the largest vote and the widest margin of victory ever recorded in the state that traditionally holds the first US presidential primary. Sanders, who calls himself a “democratic socialist,” defeated Clinton by a margin of 60 percent to 39 percent, outperforming most pre-election polls. He won an across-the-board victory, powered by enormous margins among young voters (85 percent of those 30 and under) and working-class voters (65 percent among those earning less than $50,000 a year and 67 percent among those without a college education): here.

The magnitude of Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire drubbing has establishment Democrats wringing their hands as it dawns on them that no candidate in modern U.S. political history has bounced back from a 22-point loss in that first-in-the-nation primary to win the White House, reports Robert Parry: here.

Donald Trump was at 35,1% in the Republican party primary, meaning 10 delegates. Kasich 3 delegates, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush both 2. Marco Rubio, the favourite of some pundits, and all others 0 delegates.

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  TeleSUR
February 9 2016

Exit polls showed that Sanders secured more than 85 percent of the vote among young people in the state compared to 14 percent for Clinton.

bernie saunders 5.jpgDemocratic candidate Bernie Sanders (photo) and Republican candidate Donald Trump have won the New Hampshire primary, according to the Associated Press and NBC news. Early exit polls had suggested that Sanders and Trump could secure victories with big margins.

According to the Washington Post, U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton concedes defeat as Sanders claimed victory while urging people to continue voting.

Exit polls showed that Sanders secured more than 85 percent of the vote among young people in the state compared to 14 percent for Clinton.

Sanders popular among women

Among young women, 82 percent of women aged 18-29 voted for Sanders which proves that the leftist candidate is popular among women despite efforts by the Clinton campaign to claim that category.

Meanwhile, Think Progress…

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US Republican Trump advocates waterboarding and even worse torture

Donald Trump on torture

On top of this blog post is a quote about torture by Donald Trump, one of the United States Republican party presidential election candidates, during an election debate in New Hampshire yesterday.

Another Republican candidate, George W Bush’s little brother Jeb Bush, had already said that his older brother’s waterboarding torture was OK. In yesterday’s New Hampshire debate, candidate Ted Cruz agreed with that.

So did Donald Trump, like he had done before; adding in New Hampshire: “I would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.” What exactly did Trump refer to? Under George W Bush, there was lots of torture, like sexual torture and rectal feeding, “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding“. Did Trump refer to these forms of torture, as practiced by the CIA and others in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib and elsewhere? These forms of torture, along with torture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, staunch allies of the Washington political establishment, became the main inspiration for torture by the ISIS terrorists.

Or does candidate Trump want to bring back even earlier times? The times of the 1692 Salem witch trials in what is now Massachusetts state in the USA?

Then, 81-year-old farmer Giles Corey, accused of witchcraft, was stripped naked; then, a heavy board was laid on top of him; then, the torturers put more and more heavy stones on his stomach and chest. Until Giles Corey died after two days of this torture.

Donald Trump’s son claims waterboarding ‘no different to what happens in college frat houses’. Like father like son: here.

Marco Rubio: I would tell rape victim ‘it’s a terrible situation’ but have the rapist’s baby anyway: here.

US Republican Jeb Bush has to beg for applause

This 3 February 2016 video is about an election meeting in New Hampshire, where there will be a primary election on 9 February. One of the nine Republican party presidential candidates, Jeb Bush, fantasizes about what he would do with the armed forces if he would become president and commander-in-chief of the USA.

He stops, expecting applause, but his audience does not do it. Bush has to beg his followers to please applaud.

In the Iowa caucuses a few days ago, only 2,8% of Republican voters voted for Bush. Even though he had spent far more money than all other candidates.

Bye-bye Jeb Bush. Unless some miracle or some very dirty tricks happen.

You won’t get the chance of your elder brother George W to start a bloody war like in Iraq.

You won’t get the chance of your elder brother George W to preside over and support torture (which you, Jeb Bush, recently advocated).

So, bye-bye for George W’s little brother Jeb after another defeat, this time in New Hampshire? Unfortunately, that still wouldn’t be a the end for all candidates, both Republican and Democratic, with unsafe policies on war and human rights.

Republican Trump lost, Cruz won Iowa, USA … so?

This video from the USA says about itself:

Is Ted Cruz the Most Extreme Anti-Woman Candidate?

2 December 2015

Marge Baker, People For the American Way (PFAW) & Vicki Saporta, National Abortion Federation joins Thom. Ted Cruz was endorsed by a well-known male supremacist who has argued that “abortionists” should be executed by the government. But that doesn’t even make Cruz the most extreme anti-woman candidate?

From UltraViolet Action in the USA today:

Relieved Donald Trump didn’t win in Iowa last night? Don’t be.

Ted Cruz is just as terrible for women. If he wins next week in New Hampshire, odds are he’ll be the Republican nominee.

In 2016, we can’t let a man with views straight out of the 1950s be president. But people don’t know his appalling record yet, and it’s all of our job to make sure that everyone knows how dangerous Ted Cruz would be for women. Can you get started by sharing this today?

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5 Things to Know About Ted Cruz

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1. Ted Cruz Wants To Ban Abortions By Creating This Bizarre Constitutional “Loophole,” Bustle, December 11, 2015

2. Cruz: Voters should ‘spank’ Hillary Clinton, CNN, January 9, 2016

3. How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government, Politico, July 29, 2015

4. The Republican Approach to the Minimum Wage, Bloomberg, January 26, 2015

5. Ted Cruz jokes ‘No, I have not stopped beating my wife’…, YouTube, February 26, 2015

Trump, stop abusing my music, Adele says

This 2010 music video from Britain is called AdeleRolling in the Deep.

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Adele didn’t give Donald Trump permission to use her music at rallies

Adam Sherwin, Media Correspondent

Adele has told Donald Trump that he does not have permission to use her songs at campaign rallies after fans expressed their anger that the Presidential hopeful was using the singer’s hits as his warm-up music.

The Republican frontrunner has consistently played Adele’s smash hit “Rolling In The Deep”, with its “we could have had it all” refrain, to stoke up the atmosphere at campaign events before his appearance.

Trump, an Adele fan who attended her New York concert last year, has also played Skyfall, the singer’s James Bond theme (“when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together”) after delivering his apocalyptic stump speech about America’s future.

Adele’s fans have expressed anger at Trump’s appropriation of her music for his campaign. “Don’t suppose he asked for her endorsement. Hopefully she’s objected,” tweeted one.

“Noooooo!! Not Adele!! Must Trump ruin that too?!,” asked one fan. “I think she’s cringing as much as we are … wish he would drown in the deep. The bigot,” wrote another. Others asked if Adele was being paid for the use of her music by Trump.

Adele has now broken her silence over the association and made it clear that she does not endorse Trump’s use of her music. …

Trump’s rival for the Republican nomination, Mike Huckabee, has also tried to cash in on Adele’s popularity. Huckabee, trailing the field, posted a cover of Adele’s “Hello” on Twitter and YouTube, featuring lyrics about the Iowa caucus and his rivals. Due to a claim from the copyright holder of the song, the audio for the post has been muted.

Adele has preferred to stay out of political debates, since making a 2011 statement that she was a “Labour girl.”

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has ordered Trump to stop using the power ballad Dream On at campaign events.

Attorneys for Tyler sent a second cease-and-desist letter to Trump’s campaign committee. It said that Trump does “not have our client’s permission to use Dream On” or any of Tyler’s other songs and that it “gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr Trump’s presidential bid”.

Adele has yet to go that far. Fans noted that her songs were hardly appropriate for the Trump campaign. Some noted the “You’re gonna wish you never had met me” line in Rolling In The Deep. “This is the end,” quoting the opening line of Skyfall, wrote one Twitter user, after the song was played at Trump’s Iowa event.

Trump previously annoyed Adele fans after he “cut the line” to get to his seat, when he attended her exclusive performance at the Radio City Music Hall last November.

Musicians have frequently had cause to complain over politicians hijacking their music. REM frontman Michael Stipe objected to the use of the band’s 1984 song It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) by Trump and the Texas senator Ted Cruz, another 2016 candidate. Bruce Springsteen objected to Ronald Reagan’s use of Born in the USA in 1984.

Meanwhile indie band Vampire Weekend have publicly endorsed the Democrat hopeful Bernie Sanders. The group joined Sanders on stage at an Iowa students rally and sang a cover of Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land with the left-leaning Vermont Senator.

The Huffington Post writes:

Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynistbirther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.