Early Morning Open Thread: Trump’s Team Styles Themselves ‘Project Alamo’…

… The better to enjoy the frisson of terror when they imagine the dusky hordes pouring across our borders…

This isn’t a campaign, it’s a bunch of racist revanchists LARPing their ill-conceived fantasies.

(Apologies in advance to genuine LARPers, who have a much better grasp of the difference between reality and wouldn’t-it-be-kewl role-playing.)

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    sukabi says:

    Drumpf seems to like the number 650…he claimed earlier that the fbi had found 650,000 Clinton emails, called it the motherlode…

    Maybe he’s in hock to the Russians for $650,000,000…

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    Brachiator says:

    Trump. Project Alamo. What, he wants a Mexican army to put his campaign out of its misery?

    I don’t get why this whiny little shitweasel insists on dragging the Republicans and the country down with him. He truly is Deplorable Number One.

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    John Revolta says:

    That’s where I’ve seen that hairdo before!

    Only Trump’s doesn’t have the cool stripey tail in the back. Sad.

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    Chris T. says:

    If any of you know someone who believes this horseshit (aside: is horseshit worse than bullshit, or not as bad, or …?), I’m wondering what happens if you try an experiment with the crazy person. See if they will sign a statement that promises that, after Clinton does get elected, we don’t even jump immediately to a population of (say) 400 million, they promise to turn against the crazy people who told them this in the first place.

    If they are willing to sign such a statement, see what happens when, well, it all doesn’t happen.

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    Calming Influence says:

    I think all the Texans died at the Alamo, but then again I’ve never been sure what Trump’s point is…

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    Going to take a long time to clean up all this shit. Democrats – saving the country from assholes since forever.

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    hellslittlestangel says:

    @Calming Influence: I think all the Texans died at the Alamo …

    If only …

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    akryan says:

    Trump voters. They don’t care about lies. They don’t care about character. The only thing they care about is racism and fear. That’s it and I wouldn’t discount it. This campaign is the equivalent of the Brexit vote. Brexit won. Trump can still win this too. Everyone needs to get out to vote and help every Clinton supporter they know get out to vote too.

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    Splitting Image says:

    Trump says Hillary Clinton will let 650 million people pour into the United States and “triple the size of our country in one week”

    Lucy (to Linus): “Leaves are a fascinating study, Linus. Most people think that the leaves just fall off when autumn comes…”
    Charlie Brown (aside): “My stomach!”
    Lucy: “But the truth is that they all jump off before the squirrels can get ’em!”
    Linus (clutching his stomach): “That did it! Move over, Charlie Brown.”

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    JAFD says:

    Greetings from New Jersey!

    Got a couple of extra pieces of paper from the Essex County Board of Elections. Beside the “is hereby appointed a member of the District Board” notice (to paste up on the wall of your polling place), the usual letter adds “This promises to be a very hectic election day. It is your duty as a district board member to conduct a fair, orderly election. Should you have any problems on election day, call our office for immediate assistance.”, and another letter ’emergency ballots must be given out immediately if the voting machine is inoperable – do not tell voters to come back later’ and ‘if a voter comes, says they are registered in your district but are not in poll book, you must give them a provisional ballot’

    I’ll be working in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, which may not be the capital of Lusophone North America, but is right up there. The Joisey Nativist Militia may decide to show up and make trouble, but:
    I doubt their ability to find their way thru Exit 14 and the one-way streets from there.
    We’re right across the street from one of the best Brazilian barbecue places in the US – I expect the scents to distract them until the cavalry arrives.
    The very word of “Newark” is enough to make them fall back, quivering in their boots…

    But as the Token White Male who’s duty is to step up front when Official Disputes arise…

    Anyway, will be playing hookey this weekend, at the triannual (NOT triennial) gathering of //grown-ups// middle-aged white males in their second childhoods who Still Play With Toy Soldiers, in Lancaster, Pa
    (http://hmgs.site-ym.com/?page=FIHome if you’d like more info).
    Theme for this fall’s con was picked a year or so ago – The Military History of Poland – now we find our friend Vladimir has made it Highly Relevant. Shall report back if anything interesting (Some folk may be wearing one of the Ultimate Politically Incorrect T-Shirts – “1st SS Panzer Division / European Tour 1939-1945”, but I know them – They Do Not Mean It).

    Meanwhie, WQXR will be matching the NYC marathon Sunday with a Beethoven Marathon – all 9 symphonies in order, starting 9 am, if you want to hook your intertubes up…

    Happy Halloween / Samhain / All Saints Day / Dia de los Muertos, everyone ! (Apologies if I got the Spanish wrong there – still need another cuppa)

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    Poopyman says:

    @hellslittlestangel: Yeah, that’s where I went too.

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    Dog Dawg Damn says:

    This campaign has been a case of hot-potato. One hand-grenade after another lodged, and it’s always been clear that whoever holds the potato near the end would suffer at the polls.

    There seems to be two options: this hand-grenade is dragged out next week, and is a drag on Clinton, although I ultimately think she will prevail. Or else someone throws the potato back to Trump, and he goes down in flames, as he should.

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    Gator90 says:

    There is a non-trivial chance that James Comey will forever be remembered as one of the most pivotal figures in American history, for better or (much more likely) worse. Go figure. (And of course, go vote if you haven’t already.)

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    NorthLeft12 says:

    Hillary will let in 650 million refugees and “triple the size of our country in one week

    The real problem that the US has to deal with, is that there are probably at least one-third of voting Americans who actually believe this ludicrous claim.

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    sherparick says:

    Trump has taken Goebbels’ and Hitler’s theory of telling a “Big Lie” to a whole other level. It just burns me that 45% of American voters, and the majority of white voters, and the overwhelming majority of white male voters are going to vote for this narcissistic sociopath.

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    daize says:

    @JAFD: Thanks for the Jersey report.

    My husband will also be joining the ranks in toy soldier land this coming weekend. He’s been busily painting his Polish these past few weeks… They do look lovely. Have a great time!

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    msdc says:

    @Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant): Well… since 1932, anyway.

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:


    Reflecting on this harsh reality has confirmed some conservatives in their belief that the managerial order is inherently left wing, and that the goal of a conservative politics should be to sweep the managerial class away entirely. This is part of the appeal of Trump to a small cohort within the right’s intelligentsia, who imagine that his strongman approach can unweave the administrative state and strip the overclass of all its powers.

    So The Man is a liberal now. ROFL.

    I can not see the GOP surviving tell 2020 if any of this true. This is just to crazy to function.

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    laura says:

    Woke up to a firestorm in Oakland surrounding lake Merritt. Bad, bad news.

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    Chris says:

    That’s more than the entire population of every nation in Latin America.

    “It wasn’t a statistic, it was a hypothetical!”

    Also too, “fuzzy math.”

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    Chris says:


    At least the Germans had a massive unemployment rate and foreign troops occupying the Ruhr. It’s not an excuse, but it is somewhat more understandable that people would lose their heads in these conditions, as opposed to “emaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaails!”

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    Darrin Ziliak (formerly glocksman) says:

    @Brachiator: Nah, Trump wants the Frito Bandito. He’s the only Mexican Trump has real experience with.

    Donald also believes Frito is a Mexican War veteran.

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    Darrin Ziliak (formerly glocksman) says:


    Ultimate Politically Incorrect T-Shirts – “1st SS Panzer Division / European Tour 1939-1945”

    Snark aside, I would have really wanted one of those shirts years ago when I was a major WW2 history buff and before I had any real sense of empathy.

    In other words, when I was a dumbass teenager growing up in Southern Indiana.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Chris T.:
    Bullshit is generally in the field.
    Horseshit can be in the middle of the street.
    Your choice.

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    Jay C says:

    That’s more than the entire population of every nation in Latin America.

    True: but the Deplorables who will swallow this BS will probably insist that Hillary will fill up the quota with 60 million Syrians and Iranians…

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    Origuy says:

    @laura: News reports don’t call it a firestorm, but it’s a huge five-alarm structure fire.

    Mercury News

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    laura says:

    @Origuy: you’re right, thank FSM!

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    bluefish says:

    Cuz lucid dreaming just ain’t Trump’s thing. Who is spiking his soda pop?

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    Mom Says I'm Handsome says:

    @Chris T.: My personal set of *shit definitions:

    apeshit (adj.) – berserk
    batshit (adj.) – insane
    bullshit (n.) – lies
    dogshit (n.) – garbage
    horseshit (n.) – nonsense

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    RaflW says:

    Looks like Trump is gonna make his pollster sue him for payment. How anyone works for Trump without a retainer up front is beyond me. He’s world infamous for being a deadbeat.

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    Julie says:

    @NorthLeft12: Maybe more like 27%?

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    ...now I try to be amused says:


    Anyway, will be playing hookey this weekend, at the triannual (NOT triennial) gathering of //grown-ups// middle-aged white males in their second childhoods who Still Play With Toy Soldiers, in Lancaster, Pa

    I’ll be there too!

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    ...now I try to be amused says:


    Trump has taken Goebbels’ and Hitler’s theory of telling a “Big Lie” to a whole other level.

    We can call it the “Yuge Lie”.

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    Bonnie says:

    To Donald Trump, I say, “Ha ha ha! Now you know how the American Indian felt when the white hordes came across the ocean invading our country.”

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    My scenario about the Republicans dividing Wyoming into 1,000 new states was more realistic.

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