It’s adorable he thinks this is entirely Trump’s fault.

http://ift.tt/29VUBaF Report: George W. Bush Told Inner Circle He Worries About Being ‘Last GOP Prez’

Ornstein and Mann, who have been pretty much right about everything, explain why we’re pretty much fucked no matter who wins in November, just in different ways.

I’m disagreeing only insofar that recent interviews are winning me over to the concept that a Trump presidency might be literally unsurvivable.

The Republicans waged a 30-year war on government. They got Trump.

Fascinating story about the ghostwriter who wrote _The Art of the Deal_. Pull quote: “He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”

If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”” Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All

This insight into Trump’s personality would be disturbing if my level of disturbance weren’t already at near-maximum. talkingpointsmemo.com

Listening to a podcast with two organizers of DNC protests. I may have to turn in my left-wing nutbar card, but man, these are not people I want to support with my presence.

Protesting the DNC | Radio Times | WHYY

In the words of the immortal James Kirk in Star Trek V, “I need my pain.” Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West

Just came across this post from March 7, and coming to the extremely unpleasant conclusion that I read this, wrote this, posted this, and then forgot this. Jeff

This week, it’s nice to know Americans turn to a major news source and affirm what’s really important.

Nicole Cliffe on Twitter

This. “You know where blame rests. If the nation is tearing itself apart, it’s because conservatives, including the Republican Party, have decided to tear it apart…. Time after time, the policies of the right, the actions of the right, the beliefs of the right have sought to divide us, by race, by gender, by sexual identity, by religion because the power of the right comes from division.”

http://ift.tt/29OX98i The Rude Pundit: The Big Part Missing From All Your “Is the United States Collapsing?” Think Pieces

I don’t know what terrifies me more: 22.5% percent chance of Trump winning, or 4.7% chance he wins electoral without popular. 1/20 is *astonishingly* high.

I saw what happened to my country last time. If it happens again, I’m taking to the streets.

http://ift.tt/2931S3Q 2016 Election Forecast

Catching you up on the story:

Facebook bans gun sales.

Many people skirt this by posting pictures of guns and something else, saying, “For sale, Sharpie marker, $400, everything else pictured included free.”

Mike Monteiro has been running a campaign to report the people as violators of Facebook’s TOS and shut them down.

Monteiro has had his own account suspended four times, thirty days each, with no explanation.

Then this, ten minutes ago:

Mike Monteiro on Twitter