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Mike Pence’s plane and Clarence Thomas’s hands.

Image result for pence skid plane imageWhat a day.

In a way, Mike Pence’s plane skidding off the runway this evening is a metaphor for the entire trump campaign.

I am glad everyone is safe, though. It could have been a very tragic situation.

Anyway, speaking of trump, apparently some of his operatives have been busy leading up to this election. Sadly, instead of leading a get out the vote campaign; they have been working hard to suppress it.

“The campaign of Donald Trump, who has been complaining that the election is rigged against him, is admitting that he’s doing everything he can to suppress voters who won’t vote for him.

A senior official admitted that the campaign has “three major voter suppression operations under way,” according to a report from Bloomberg, which focused on the campaign’s “Project Alamo,” a digital database and get-out-the-vote foundation.

A major part of “Project Alamo” is that it’s not a get-out-the-vote operation, though. It’s quite the opposite.

Instead of making sure that Trump supporters get to the polls — there aren’t many out there, the team realizes, noting that their internal polling is similar to that of FiveThirtyEight, which has Trump losing by a landslide — Alamo is devoted to keeping as many people as they can from the polls.

To discourage white liberals from voting for Clinton, the campaign has been mentioning some of the controversies connected to the hacked emails being published by WikiLeaks from the account of her campaign chairman, John Podesta.” [Source]

And lets not forget, in order to discourage black voter turnout, trump is running ads on black radio and on facebook which focuses on Hillary Clinton calling black kids “super predators” back in the day.

I gotta give it to the trump man, he is pulling out all the stops.

Then there is the story that broke today about our friend Clarence Thomas. Somewhere in America Anita Hill is saying I told you so.

“A woman has accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of groping her in 1999, when she met him as a young Truman Foundation Scholar at a dinner party in Falls Church, Virginia.

On October 7, Moira Smith posted on Facebook — her account is now deactivated — that Thomas groped her at her boss’ dinner party when she was 23. “He groped me while I was setting the table, suggesting I should sit ‘right next to him,'” Smith wrote, according to the post as reported by the National Law Journal.
    The Supreme Court declined to comment to CNN, pointing to a Thomas statement it provided the National Law Journal: “This claim is preposterous and it never happened.”

    Smith, who is now vice president and general counsel to Enstar Natural Gas Co., did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN. Laura Fink, a friend and former roommate of Smith, issued a statement to CNN on behalf of Smith saying that she stands by her allegations.

    “I choose to speak out now in the hope that this will change; that my daughter will live never having to experience these wrongs, and so that both my children might experience a world where no one is above reproach or justice,” Smith wrote in the statement.” [Source]
    My take: In the age of predator trump, more women are coming forward to tell about their horrifying experiences with powerful men, and that’s a good thing.

    *Pic from abc7ny.com

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    Mike Pence’s plane and Clarence Thomas’s hands.