Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Did you see the debate last night?  I'm visiting my sister and we watched it together.  I cannot tell you the number of times our jaws hit the floor watching that presidential debate.  It was like watching the inner Lonesome Rhodes of Donald Trump come bursting out like the creature when John Hurt's character is having dinner with the space crew in ALIEN.  Yes, I make many classic film references in my posts but I could not help thinking of Lonesome Rhodes -- the manipulative, shady network TV host-turned-political force in A FACE IN THE CROWD.
If you've never seen that classic from the 1950s, you should.  Especially during this presidential campaign season.  This 1957 Elia Kazan film, A FACE IN THE CROWD, is prescient.
What was up with the Donald Trump sniffling?  He sounded like a Saturday night in the men's room at Studio 54 back in the disco era.  Then there was his constant interrupting of Hillary Clinton when she spoke.
The debate is being reviewed this morning on network news shows.  It will be the topic of the day on TV and news radio.  If you missed the show, Trump wants to bring back "stop and frisk" to help race relations.  He pretty much said that we black and Latino people are living in inner city hell.  He said that major airports in New York and Los Angeles are like "third world" countries.  He basically bragged about not paying his taxes.  Watch and listen to the news for the exact quotes and moments.

Oh!  And during a presidential debate, Trump not only got in a plug for a new hotel of his, he mentioned Rosie O'Donnell when the topic of sexist comments he's made about women came up. Rosie O'Donnell was a talking point in a presidential debate.  And there was the business of his claims, for years, that President Obama is not an American.

He was clearly unprepared for that debate.  And he looked pretty raggedy by the end of the debate for someone who claims to have more stamina than Hillary Clinton does.  At the end, she looked pulled together.  She looked like a leader.

I am not saying that Hillary Clinton is perfect.  But as for Donald Trump...I wouldn't trust that man with my zip code let alone the nuclear codes.

Watch the news, pay attention, read and "stay woke."

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for his....Face in a Crowd is the perfect reference, one of my favorite movies of all time. Love your site. THANK YOU FOR THIS....I am actually old enough to remember seeing this in a theatre. Freaked me out then, still freaks me out. Way ahead of its time...and it was only about the power of television...



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