Wed, 31 August 2016
Today Donald Trump hops on his plane with a briefcase full of Trump Tower Grill gift certificates, in hopes of meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Trump will leave a trail of unpaid bills so he can find his way home.
Former Trump models say that they violated Immigration rules and worked illegally.
Joan McCarter steers the discussion away from creepy jerks to focus upon the rest of the jerk spectrum: Pressure grows in Maine to make somebody do something about Paul LePage. The Freedom Caucus jerks leave the Republican Study jerks, and the Republican House maniacs plot the political ruin of Paul Ryan.
Tue, 30 August 2016
Once the video version of KITM is introduced, you will be able to enjoy David Waldman’s editorial side-eye. Until then you can only imagine:
The National Anthem is the latest hot-take moment, but protesting during it has been a sports tradition for a long, long time. Donald Trump figures there’s room to ship Kaepernick out with the Muslims and the Mexicans.
Greg Dworkin will fight anyone that doesn’t agree the Marvin Gaye cover of the National Anthem is the greatest of all time. But back to Trump, who is chipping away at Hillary’s lead. Greg says whatevs, with the polarized electorate it is still a blowout.
With that writing on the wall, Trump forces move to delegitimize the Clinton presidency, the media, voting, courts, government, etc. Colin Powell’s foundation and Hillary Clinton’s are treated very differently by the media. Donald Trump blames the media for his lies. The AP pimps out its tweets to make money for the side it respects. In an effort at even-handedness, Facebook starts trending fake news. The New York Post is at least more self-honest.
In today’s conspiracy news, along with hacking one side’s computers, and leaking one side’s emails, Russian hackers have been tied to state election systems, if not to rig the election system, then to increase the suspicion of a rigged system. But, even hackers make mistakes.
Did you know that about the time I started doing these summaries, listenership of Kagro in the Morning shot straight up? OK, possibly, maybe a coincidence. Nonetheless, we are all glad you showed up, and remember, if you like the show, tell your friends to tell their friends that they should start listening too!
Mon, 29 August 2016
David Waldman declares a winner in the 2016 presidential election, just not on the record. In the meantime KITM has some new awful things about Donald Trump, because Donald turns out more awful each day. At least 110 Republican leaders won’t vote for Donald Trump. Here’s when they reached their breaking point. In-between choking and divorcing his wife, Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon complained about Jews. Dr. David Duke is not “Dr. Love”.
Greg Dworkin reminds us that it ain’t over till it’s over. Or maybe it is over. For the AP, Trump & Clinton will always be neck and neck. Here’s how the AP should have written its Hillary Clinton article. This is why Hillary Clinton doesn’t do press conferences. Here is Hillary Clinton's anger translator.
Fri, 26 August 2016
David Waldman concludes this week’s KITM birthday bacchanalia just in time to commence the weekend revelry.
Greg Dworkin applauds Hillary Clinton’s latest ass-kicking speech, in which she points out that Donald Trump is a racist, supported by bigots, but Republicans don’t have to be Trumpists if they don’t want to be. Will the Republicans remain Trumpers after 2016? Donald Trump doesn’t want to be so Trumpish anymore, angering his Trumpiest voting bloc, betraying Ann Coulter, and quashing his chances of a baby being named Trump Palin.
A Russian mob-linked fan of Trump’s not “being an indebted politician” gives him $5,400 up front, then follows up with a visit for “confidential” reasons.
An Egyptian Agitator hosts crazy orgy levitating Breitbart-like tent revivals for CPAC at his house, and wants you to picture what they could be like. What will Fox be like without sexual harassment? Donald Trump’s ‘Apprentices’ had to agree to go nude.
Is Putin trying to horn in on the Egypt action?
St. Louis school sees 90% of their students' attendance increase because of washing machines.
Thu, 25 August 2016
David Waldman’s, and Armando’s birthday is today. Mine is tomorrow! Mere coincidence, or perhaps evidence of an almost incomprehensible web of power and influence? Play it safe, donate now on the above buttons and we might look upon you kindly when the time comes.
Greg Dworkin (Whose birthday is not this week. Hmm... ) told us about the 400% increase in EpiPen pricing. One day after his report, EpiPen pricing is discounted!
The AP’s poorly written and researched, clearly misleading story on the Clinton Foundation is being reviewed negatively by many, and feels like an October Surprise, but not much of a scandal. The latest Clinton email scandal is also not a scandal. But now, Donald Trump has a script, and he’s staying on it, although he doesn’t really have any policies, or even a campaign to work with.
David and Armando finish out the show by borrowing Glenn Beck’s chalkboard, and connecting all of the evil, and all of the good dots betwixt Hillary Clinton, The Clinton Foundation, David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts!
Wed, 24 August 2016
David Waldman starts out KITM needing to debug his computer, finishes with debugging the family car, and in between:
Senator Joe Manchin’s daughter innovates the price of EpiPens 400%, pats herself on the back with a 600% raise.
Greg Dworkin brings his medical knowledge into the discussion, along with memories of EpiPen’s recently departed market competitor, the Auvi-Q auto-injector. But what about Donald Trump? Nothing is in Trump’s way of releasing his tax returns, no challenge clearing up his stance on immigration, and no problem with his polls, once you are able to see his undercover Trump voters.
Greg looks at the latest polling, indicating new battleground states, and discusses the methodologies and acceptance of the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times tracking poll, and the St. Leo University poll.
Joan McCarter visits to catch us up on House and Senate news. Check out the state-of-the-art Daily Kos Elections page! Chances of taking the Senate, and maybe even booting Chuck Grassley are at 60%. Joan reports on several fronts of the Republican war on voting.
With 500 Zika-infected pregnant women in the US, an opportunity to attack Barack Obama arises for Republicans.
Tue, 23 August 2016
Donald Trump jacked up his campaign’s Trump Tower rent once somebody else was paying it. Donald Trump sticks with the Trump brand, and Trump profits, throughout his campaign. Corey Lewandowski has his hand out too. The Trump campaign avoids black voters because Trump voters tend to avoid black people.
In Texas, the Republican-led state legislature slashed funding to reproductive healthcare clinics, and the maternal mortality rate doubled.
Mon, 22 August 2016
David Waldman, only gone for a week, now comes back to such a different world. Donald Trump, Trumped by nimble navigators, serves up pivot cakes, passes out Play-Doh, and creates a safe space for bigots and racists, who are now free at last from political correctness. John Stoehr has about a hundred questions not being asked about Hillary Clinton.
Greg Dworkin is back too, with news and polls. Why is Donald Trump sticking with a 1980’s style campaign? Trumpism is a politics of loss and revenge, but what do Trumpists really want? A white nationalist media empire? A lifestyle magazine? A golf course? Or just to watch the world burn? Whatever it is, Donald will take a piece of it home.
Aw, a 12 year old Trump, isn’t he cute?
Fri, 19 August 2016
An "encore performance" of our August 21, 2015 episode!
Presidential regrets, they had a few.
Woman being attacked by dog, so police taze & shoot her.
Bull penises - not just for humans!
Thu, 18 August 2016
An "encore performance" of our August 20, 2015 episode!
David Waldman invites you to check out Deez Nuts, gives advice on how to manage a large endowment, and even examines some very interesting polls with Greg Dworkin: Joe Biden wins!
Greg reminds us that unalienable rights are fragile and could evaporate with the next shuffle of the supreme court. Trump ideas are not new, and have been under the surface for a while. "Certain Loser" lawsuit against the president strengthened by a supreme court decision.
Professor, Author Ian Reifowitz is David's guest and discusses the philosophical and practical reasons of where and when to invest your votes and political support.
How low will Iran Deal opponents go?
Wed, 17 August 2016
An "encore performance" of our August 19, 2015 episode!
David Waldman today covers the entire gamut from principled birthers to extreme extremists: Guy decides to guard a muslim-free gun shop and finds the exact target to bulls-eye in under 20 minutes! Eagle One sad to be painted as hillbilly.
Greg Dworkin rounds up the Horse Race Headlines - then explains how the articles’ contents are completely different: Tightening, surging, landslide or mandate. Favorable, unfavorable, vs don’t know because it’s August?
Greg and Armando analyze the polling data, move Trump from “impossible” to “not impossible.”
Armando discusses what classifies as classified.
Planned Parenthood finally goes on offense.
Tue, 16 August 2016
An "encore performance" of our August 17, 2015 episode!
What’s up with Salon, anyway?
John Lott poses as women on chat rooms and articles, gets caught twice, keeps his job at Fox.
Misunderstood Icons, George Zimmerman and the Confederate Flag, join forces.
Mon, 15 August 2016
An "encore performance" of our August 17, 2015 episode!
Homeland Security is confirmed monitoring and tracking black activists, defining (to its satisfaction) “Professional Demonstrator.”
Fri, 12 August 2016
David Waldman says he will be “on vacation” next week. He might be being sarcastic, but he still won’t be here. David and KITM return August 22!
Donald Trump gaslights the mainstream media, and his surrogates, representatives, and supporters, again, with “sarcasm”.
Greg Dworkin and the polls assure us that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remain several points and hundreds of miles apart. Many people are saying that Hillary will win, and Donald will lose. So, is it too soon to sample the yummy victory? Hillary Clinton offers no concessions to Republicans. Even Obamacare can’t rile some Republicans like it used to.
Donald Trump will have something to say today, and might pick up a few votes, but still more will understand where he is coming from, and what he actually sounds like. Trump’s crazy talk still matters. Donald Trump’s hidden vote looks to stay well hidden, although some surface now and then.
Wait, there’s more Trump crazy: Donald Trump says he gives his workers childcare, but he was wrong… but maybe he was just being sarcastic. Trump Tried To Get Bush’s Labor Secretary To Attend His Get-Rich-Quick Seminar. Trump staffer pulls a gun on colleagues, and ends up resigning.
Yes, the House is in play. David looks at the down ballot opportunities.
Simone Manuel’s Olympic gold is also a victory over swimming’s racist history.
Thu, 11 August 2016
David Waldman backs away from the mic to make way for another clash of the titans: The Greg Dworkin v. Armando debate on the evils of both-sides-ism and whether Donald Trump is crazy stupid or stupid crazy.
With both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump making the election about Donald Trump, the polls are looking very good for Hillary Clinton. 269 electoral votes—1 short of the magic number—are Likely or Safe Democratic. Is it OK for Hillary Clinton to accept endorsements from those she (and we) disagree with? What concessions should Hillary make to the Republicans at this point?
Jill Stein is not an authentic progressive alternative.
Wed, 10 August 2016
David Waldman is just kidding. But he kids because he loves!
Greg Dworkin knows the difference between humor and “humor”. Donald Trump jokes could have some people considering the unthinkable. Of course, Trump doubles down, and now everything’s fine. If you thought that was funny, did you hear the new one about Hillary and emails? All of this hasn’t shown up in the polls yet, but should keep the trend lines going. Pennsylvania goes back behind the Clinton firewall. Now is the time for Never Trump to force a rout. Trump — True story.
Bloomberg poll finds support for single-party government.
There is a big difference between “working class” and “poor”.
Armando calls in to discuss the future of the Post-Ailes Fox News. After turning down Roger Ailes’ invitation to be a sexual ally, one of the most powerful women in TV news realizes she wasn’t Ailes’ first and wouldn’t be his last.
Text analysis proves that Donald Trump is his own anger translator.
Tue, 9 August 2016
David Waldman thanks you and me and the thousands of people helping out and tuning in to KITM for just about 5 years now! Thank you David!
Donald Trump said titties yesterday.
Most of what Trump says is B.S.
Most of what Donald has, he stole.
Mon, 8 August 2016
Following the weekend, David Waldman catches us up on the weekend’s, today’s and even tomorrow’s news:
Greg Dworkin brings us the polls, which are still fine for Hillary Clinton. Hillary’s bump is not fading yet, and after a rough week for Donald, is sticking around 8 points. Donald Trump bounces off his ceiling and floor.
Donald Trump is an ‘abusive braggart’ unfit to lead our Armed Forces. Trump is self-defeating, but what is the cure for Trumpism? Trump retreats from the South, but still makes a stand in the Southwest. As Donald foments the Riggists, Republicans deciding between going Vichy or Gaullist, ducking or covering. Another Republican deserts to the Clinton camp, and George P. Bush completely surrenders.
Another accidental discharge in a Walmart lot, this time, bees.
Fri, 5 August 2016
David Waldman is forced into wrapping up this week on KITM after running out of days. More days and more David next week. Donald Trump issues a yuge correction (with exclamation point!) to false point once he already ran it into the ground.
Greg Dworkin is concerned when the press reports that Donald lives, works, eats and employs people. Even that wouldn’t concern Trump supporters. Does it matter what the Trump core thinks when Hillary leads just about everywhere in just about everything, and with new great job numbers out? After the RNC convention, the Cleveland Plain Dealer notices the many dumpster fires burning.
George Zimmerman was punched last night, the details are unclear, but it is certain that it could have been more vigorous.
There’s still confusion about Melania Trump’s US work history. So, It’s not illegal if she does it for free?
Mayor Arrested in Meth-for-Sex Bust but asks everyone to not rush to judge him.
Thu, 4 August 2016
David Waldman does not feel “wealthy”. Well, absolutely not “absurdly wealthy”... The fact is, none of us at KITM Worldwide do. You can fix that. Just hit one of the donate buttons at the top and we’ll feel like Fred Trump just gave us a wet kiss. Do it! Every couple million counts.
Greg Dworkin brings us glad tidings: Hillary is popping up all over, as state polls show Democrats uniting around Clinton, and down ballot races feel those positive vibes. This contest is not symmetrical. Donald Trump is a chump, threatening World War III, panicking his friends and enemies in the party, frightening experienced soldiers, maybe creating faithless electors in the Electoral College. The Georgia GOP elector who balked on whether to support Donald Trump has resigned.
About a third of the women Donald Trump has married may have worked as illegal aliens. Corey Lewandowski still works at CNN. Trump tells a town it’s failing, but doesn’t seem to know where he is. Trump tries to vote, but doesn’t seem to know where or how. Trump tries again and again and again to manage businesses, remains a loser.
Wed, 3 August 2016
David Waldman covers the latest Trump insanities and stupidities, plus other political news and analysis.
Greg Dworkin calls in with the latest Trump insanities and stupidities and rounds up the polls. How’s Hillary Clinton doing? Very well, thank you. Clinton’s lead looks pretty solid. Jeb!’s advisor, Christie’s advisor, and Meg Whitman are with Hillary. So, Trump guesses the fix is in. Donald Trump presently has a harder time talking about his greatness, so he now moves onto how awful everyone else is, of course initiating his preemptive break-ups. Trump allies show they can keep up the Gish Gallop even as Trump throws out a baby to abuse the mom. Fox is caught, admits it, sort of.
Joan McCarter goes into August with plenty of House and Senate news and has some stuff on the latest Trump insanities and stupidities. Republicans really would rather not talk about Trump. Donald Trump would rather not support Paul Ryan. Deborah Ross is getting an important endorsement on support of Social Security.
Tue, 2 August 2016
There are no summer doldrums for David Waldman & KITM as long as there’s Donald Trump... it’s just that the breeze ain’t too refreshing: None of the Trump’s understand why women just aren’t tough enough to refuse sexual harassment.
Greg Dworkin brings us more polling, as everything comes into focus heading toward the election. Hillary Clinton’s polls go up following the conventions, as well as Barack Obama’s, as well as all Democrats. Now the Democrats can turn Arizona blue, with a big assist from Latino voters.
Over on the red side, a top Jeb! advisor leaves the Gop, a Republican congressman says he’s with Hillary, and the stench of Trump’s treatment of the Khan family will forever cling to Trump’s supporters, including Paul Ryan. Will more Goppers jump ship when they realize it’s not Trump’s ideas, it’s his character? The Democrats offer Republican runaways principles more than policies. But would the Democrats follow a liberal Trump? A leftist Trump couldn’t happen.
Across the nation, voting restrictions fall as fed-up judges get to flay and fillet the phantom fantasy of fraud. David profiles pernicious ladlers of mendacious codswallop, Hans von Spakovsky, and Bradley Schlozman.
Mon, 1 August 2016
David Waldman brings us August’s first KITM of the year, but will go on vacation in two weeks, so we’ll find something else to do… we all make sacrifices.
Greg Dworkin returns tan, rested, and ready for the general election. Greg brings us the polls, and it looks like Hillary Clinton’s bounce is coming through. The Democrats think she will win, so does the Gop. In fact, she is doing better than Barack Obama did in ‘08 or ‘12. Even Greg’s favorite question is answered favorably! So, a Clinton victory is quite probable. But how about considering the Screwy’s Skew of events? You can’t make this crap up. Trump voters like revenge, racism… but crave respect.
David analyzes a federal appeals court overturning a lower court ruling and granting an injunction against North Carolina Republicans’ sweeping voter suppression law, a huge win for voting rights, as the Gop tried to block black voters with 'Almost Surgical Precision’.