There's nobody that has more respect for women than I do.


Donald Trump grabs pussy because, when it comes to women, he can do anything he wants. He’s God’s gift to women!

How do we know this? Because The Washington Post obtained a video of Donald Trump preparing for an appearance on “Days of Our Lives” with actress Arianne Zucker in 2005. Here is a part of the transcript of the conversation he had with “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush about Nancy O’Dell, who was his co-host at the time:

Trump: Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.

Bush: Whatever you want.

Trump: Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.

Bush: Uh, yeah, those legs, all I can see is the legs.

Trump: Oh, it looks good.

– full transcript here.

Trump had just married Slovenian model Melania Knauss in January of 2005, but apparently he needed more pussy than he was getting from her.

Are the character traits displayed by Trump in the video vulgar enough to move die-hard supporters away from Trump? It’s hard to tell, because he has gotten away with so many horrible statements and acts that would have doomed any other candidate’s campaign. Remember when he said Mexicans were rapists and drug dealers and that John McCain wasn’t a war hero? Remember when he mocked a reporter with a disability? David Letterman remembers, and he said in an interview:

…I thought, if this was somebody else — if this was a member of your family or a next-door neighbor, a guy at work — you would immediately distance yourself from that person. And that’s what I thought would happen. Because if you can do that in a national forum, that says to me that you are a damaged human being. If you can do that, and not apologize, you’re a person to be shunned.

Well if you haven’t figured it out yet, Donald Trump is a “damaged human being”. He is definitely not presidential material, and some of his unwavering supporters in congress finally appear to have noticed.

“Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests”. – House speaker Paul Ryan

“No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever”. – RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

“These comments are repugnant, and unacceptable in any circumstance. As the father of three daughters, I strongly believe that Trump needs to apologize directly to women and girls everywhere, and take full responsibility for the utter lack of respect for women shown in his comments on that tape”. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

“Hitting on married women? Condoning assault? Such vile degradations demean our wives and daughters and corrupt America’s face to the world”. – 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney (He is actually a member of Never Trump)

So does Never Trump have some new members? It should have way more than the 5,732 members it had when I wrote this.

He has gotten away with so much already (see previous post), it’s unbelievable, so I do hope that this pussy-grabbing story gets some traction, and he is shunned by every American – well at least the ones with brains.

A Question for all the Donald Trump supporters who continue to baffle me with their unwavering support for a politician who is clearly at odds with their own personal values and moral codes.

So what if one day between now and November 8th Donald Trump actually acted out all of his narcissistic, bullying, racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, war-crimes rhetoric and did this:

He exits Trump tower and takes a limo to the VA Hall and walks in on a former-prisoners-of-war meeting and shouts “You all are not war heroes, you’re all LOSERS!”, and then he slips into a PTSD meeting and shouts “You’re all WEAK!”, and he walks to a Women’s restroom, cracks the door open and yells “What are you doing in there? It’s DISGUSTING!”

Then he goes back to his limo and slips a semiautomatic pistol into his shoulder holster (courtesy of Wayne LaPierre in the back seat), dons a white sheet and hood and (handed to him by David Duke who also happens to be in the back seat) and runs down the streets of NYC yelling racial epitaphs at brown-skinned people and snatches purses from women after fat-shaming them;

Then he pauses for a minute to ogle a beautiful young woman on the street (must be about 34 years younger… is that Ivanka?) and asks random men walking by if they’d like to sleep with her, and then he just happens to run into Melania exiting Oscar De La Renta and announces to her and everyone within earshot that he just met a new girlfriend and is divorcing her;

Then he pulls his pistol from under his sheet and shoots a few Middle-Eastern looking people he “thinks are Muslims” who must be terrorists, and then he shoots their kids too because he can’t take any chances on them growing up to be terrorists;

Finally he sheds his KKK costume (which came in handy for protecting his clothing and face from blood spatter) checks his hair in a reflecting storefront window, and walks to his favorite spray-tan salon to get made up for his next big rally.

Would you still vote for him?


I ask because he’s pretty much done every one of those things except shoot people. But if he were to be elected, he says that as Commander and Chief he would not only single out Muslims and root out the terrorists among them – he would kill their families too! So believe me, that last one isn’t too far fetched – that’s what I hear people are saying anyway.

So are you okay with him up until the point of the fictional shootings? Like I said before, there’s nothing new here except for the killing. I just need you to draw me a line, because Republican leaders have yet to do so. They keep saying, “He’s fine!” and expect you to believe it.

BlueDriver OBD2 Scan for Volvo Vehicles

I purchased this OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner device (BlueDriver OBD2 Scan Tool for iPhone and Android) a couple of weeks ago after the Check Engine light came on in my car. Plugged it in and, using BlueDriver’s iPhone companion app (also available for Android on the Google Play store) discovered immediately that the CVVT solenoid was reporting problems, code P1332.

I was able to knowledgeably speak with my mechanic rather than just dropping it off and waiting for the bad news. He confirmed the solenoid was gummed up as a result of my not having had an oil change in over two years (I’m terrible, I know) and $45 later I was on my way.

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But my favorite feature so far is its live scanning. You can plug it into your OBD2 diagnostic scanner port and leave it there. It’s only operational when you’re driving, so there is no reason to have to remove it. Then, every day on your commute you can start up the app on your phone and track the data reported by every component of your car in real-time. You can then save the date to a .CSV and email it to yourself.

BlueDriver OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner Visualization

Visual representation of live scan data

It would be great if there was a companion app for the desktop, allowing you to sync your reports and compare day-to-day. But importing the file to Excel, if you’re good with Excel, can be much more powerful than a dedicated desktop app.

Following the oil change, all of my metrics improved. So not only was I able to discuss the issues reported by the engine with my mechanic, I was also able to compare the before and after data collected using the BlueDriver device.

There are a lot of these devices to compare on Amazon, but this one is the best reviewed and I’ve found it to be the top recommended item in several online reviews in automotive blogs and publications.


Donald Trump woke up grumpy and agitated during the wee hours of Friday morning and sent out angry tweets about Hillary Clinton and Alicia Machado. One suggested his supporters view a Machado sex tape.

Here is the series of his early morning tweets:

Anytime you see a story about me or my campaign saying “sources said,” DO NOT believe it. There are no sources, they are just made up lies!
12:20 AM – 30 Sep 2016

Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U. Hillary floated her as an “angel” without checking her past, which is terrible!
2:14 AM – 30 Sep 2016

Using Alicia M in the debate as a paragon of virtue just shows that Crooked Hillary suffers from BAD JUDGEMENT! Hillary was set up by a con.
2:19 AM – 30 Sep 2016

Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?
2:30 AM – 30 Sep 2016

Wait… isn’t he a Republican candidate? Doesn’t that make him a man of character and strong values? Aren’t Evangelical Christians a large portion of the Republican base? Trump just asked them to watch a sex tape! You have to wonder what that group thinks such conduct, but then if they’ve hung with him this long, there’s nothing he can say or do that would cause them to reject him.

But they should, because there are two problems with Trump’s early morning tweets.

One: Any normal person running for president would have apologized for his nasty comments about Machado’s weight gain and moved on to what should really matter to him – his campaign for why he should be president. Only a narcissistic psychopath like Donald J. Trump would stew over it for 3 days, wake up in the middle of the night, and then tweet more  humiliating comments about her.

Two: According to The Guardian, the alleged sex tape doesn’t exist:

The pornography charge appears to be false. The website Snopes, which specializes in debunking online hoaxes, writes that the anal sex clip that turns up on free porn sites under Machado’s name appears to be from the 2004 feature Apprentass 4, which stars another woman.

Of course a real sex tape could exist in Trump’s library of old sex videos to watch during the wee hours of the morning. Maybe he will release it for all of us to see. Or maybe he’s in it too, and won’t, because we all know what he looks like naked. (See previous post).

Donald Trump fat shamed his 1996 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado, and Hillary Clinton used his own demeaning words to bait him into a trap.

This exchange during Monday night’s debate obviously caught him off guard:

CLINTON: And one of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest. He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. And he called this woman “Miss Piggy.” Then he called her “Miss Housekeeping,” because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name.

TRUMP: Where did you find this? Where did you find this?

CLINTON: Her name is Alicia Machado.

TRUMP: Where did you find this?

CLINTON: And she has become a U.S. citizen, and you can bet…

TRUMP: Oh, really?

CLINTON: … she’s going to vote this November.

Well played Hillary. Donald Trump of course had to respond by saying “[Machado] was the worst we ever had. The worst, the absolute worst”. And “She was the winner, and, you know, she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem. Not only that, her attitude, and we had a real problem with her.”

Well Timothy Egan had a problem with Donald Trump, and flipped the fat-shaming back at him:

So, in the spirit of the discourse that Trump has brought us to, let’s objectify the Republican nominee on his terms. This guy is fat. Bigly. He’s got an extra chin, a gut you wouldn’t want to see riding above a bathing suit, and a rear that serves no purpose but ballast.

At 6-foot-2, the height that he has long given profile writers, Trump weighs 236 pounds, he told Dr. Oz. Not quite Taftian — he ballooned to 354 pounds by his inauguration in 1909 — but not healthy, either. By government guidelines, Trump is obese. In a weasel move to avoid that classification, Trump now says he is 6-foot-3, which makes him merely overweight. How he grew an inch, at the age of 70, is a story that has escaped his hagiographers at Fox.

Trump’s ducktail hairdo, colored in a hue unknown to nature, is a complicated comb-over inspired by Dr. Seuss. He wears a silly cap at outdoor rallies to keep the nest in place. It makes him look like “the warm-up guy,” Garrison Keillor wrote, “the guy who announces the license number of the car left in the parking lot, doors locked, lights on, motor running.”

His fingers, as Spy magazine first noted decades ago, are unusually short. At 7.25 inches from the tip of his middle finger to the wrist (according to sleuthing by investigative reporters), Trump’s hands are smaller than 85 percent of American men. No surprise he lies about that as well. “Look at these hands,” he said during a debate earlier this year, holding the dwarf-size digits up for all to see. “Are they small hands?”

And that reminded me of this photo I took of the “Naked Trump” statue that was placed in four cities around the country, including Seattle. This one was saved from the Seattle Department of Transportation and moved from the street to inside a shop named “No Parking on Pike”.

Naked Trump at No Parking on Pike

Naked Trump at No Parking on Pike

Except I think they made his hands a little too big.


During Monday night’s debate, Donald Trump pretty much admitted, without directly saying so, that he doesn’t pay income tax, and he’s very proud of it. Here’s an excerpt from the debate transcript:

CLINTON: Third, we don’t know all of his business dealings, but we have been told through investigative reporting that he owes about $650 million to Wall Street and foreign banks. Or maybe he doesn’t want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he’s paid nothing in federal taxes, because the only years that anybody’s ever seen were a couple of years when he had to turn them over to state authorities when he was trying to get a casino license, and they showed he didn’t pay any federal income tax.

TRUMP: That makes me smart.

That kind of response by people accused of shirking their responsibilities to pay income taxes isn’t new to me. I have heard people say that avoiding paying taxes is like a sport to them. They think of it as a challenge, and they put their all into the game.

Hillary Clinton doesn’t think that’s a good game. She kept talking over his interruption and said:

CLINTON: So if he’s paid zero, that means zero for troops, zero for vets, zero for schools or health. And I think probably he’s not all that enthusiastic about having the rest of our country see what the real reasons are, because it must be something really important, even terrible, that he’s trying to hide.

Charles Krauthammer, longtime conservative Republican pundit for The Washington Post and Fox News, is on the record for not supporting Trump for president. Trump’s self-satisfied statement about avoiding income taxes provided him with more evidence for why Donald Trump is not presidential material. Via Media Matters:

[Donald Trump] couldn’t resist the temptation to be the smart ass and to show that he’s clever. Look, the pride he has is his success. That’s how he defines himself, and he wasn’t ashamed to admit that he could have done this. He was actually conceding that he may not have paid any income tax. Now, in a boardroom with a bunch of other CEOs and you’re boasting about your success, you say that. You don’t say it in a presidential campaign. Whereas Hillary said today, if it’s smart not to pay any taxes and you’re a billionaire, well what about the rest of us? And I think this thing could have legs, first concession that he may not have paid taxes.

Or to put it another way, in the words of The Rude Pundit:

And she wiped the floor with him on his tax returns. I cannot remember a more bizarre moment in a debate than Trump saying, proudly, about not paying any federal income taxes, “That makes me smart.” No, motherfucker, that makes you a pathetic worm who gets all the benefits of the government without contributing when you brag about how much money you have.

Right. He wants to “Make America Great Again” but he doesn’t think he should pay taxes, and his tax plan is to cut taxes for all his billionaire friends that aren’t smart enough to figure out how they can pay nothing.

However, I did find a post on Crooked Timber by Corey Robin who thinks that Trump’s boastful comment about avoiding taxes may have been to his advantage:

On the other hand, there’s a not so small current in American politics that would hear that, that Trump didn’t pay his taxes, and think, with him, that he was indeed smart for having outsmarted the system. And would want to align themselves with him as a result. In the hope that they too could learn these tricks some day or that they too could one day be rich enough not to pay their taxes.

This is a nation of con men (and women), as everyone from Melville to Mamet has understood. A nation that dreams of, and longs for, the quick buck. The more crooked the path, the more glorious the payoff.

I can only hope that for all of our sakes that Charles Krauthammer is right (I can’t believe I just typed that) about how Trump not paying taxes will turn away voters, because most people, including most of Trump’s supporters, don’t like freeloaders (especially the non-white, non-Christian ones).

San Francisco’s backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick (#7) is coming to Seattle on Seattle’s annual Canada Day game. The Canadian national anthem, “Oh Canada” will be played before “The Star Spangled Banner”. Kaepernick started the national-anthem protests against police killings of unarmed black people across the country. What will he do during the Canadian national anthem? Stand? Sit? Kneel?


Since the Canadian anthem will precede the US anthem, I think he will be standing for that (Canada doesn’t have a racist-cop problem do they?) and take a knee before “The Star Spangled Banner”. He has probably thought this through to the media reaction: He stood up for Canada but not the US?!!!!!! What horrible ungrateful, military-hating man! Who does he think he is? Why doesn’t he just move to Canada?!!!!!! And all the racists  will say: “Move to Canada N***R!”, or worse, “MOVE BACK TO AFRICA WHERE YOU CAME FROM N****R!!!!” Who knows? It certainly would keep people talking, and that is the whole point of protest.

You will have to watch the pre-game festivities at 1:00 p.m. on Fox tomorrow to find out what he does and how the media reacts.


Donald Trump pretty much started his run for the presidency as head of the “birther” movement. He led the charge to prove that  President Barack Obama wasn’t born in America and was therefore ineligible to hold office. He demanded that Obama present his official birth certificate to the public, and Obama complied by releasing his long-form birth certificate from Hawaii. Well that wasn’t enough proof for Trump. He thought it was a fake, and continued to question Obama’s citizenship until last Friday, when he said at the end of a thirty-minute pitch to the media about his new Washington D.C. hotel:

Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. I finished it. You know what I mean. President Barack Obama was born in the United States period. Now, we all want to get back to making America strong and great again. Thank you, thank you very much.

Vox exposes the numerous lies in that fifty-two word statement.

For the absolute best television coverage of Donald Trump’s statement, watch this “Closer Look” segment from Seth Meyer’s Late Night show.

But you knew it wouldn’t be long before Donald Trump threw them some red birther meat to his deplorable, racists supporters.

CNN – Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that his statement late last week that President Barack Obama was born in the US was motivated by politics, not by a genuine change of heart.

Answering questions about the issue for the first time since his sudden change, Trump said he abandoned his long-held “birther” views on Friday because he “just wanted to get on with” his campaign.

“Well, I just wanted to get on with — you know, we wanted to get on with the campaign. And a lot of people were asking me the questions,” Trump said in an interview with local Columbus, Ohio station WSYX, when asked what had changed his position.

i.e., wink, wink, I didn’t really mean what I said on Friday. Get that? Obama wasn’t born in the United States period.

The undefeated, but always cheating, New England Patriots (2-0) host the undefeated Houston Texans (2-0) tonight in a conference match-up on Thursday Night Football. Watch it on the NFL Network or CBS tonight at 8:25 p.m. ET.

People think that since Tom Brady is suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo is injured, New England is forced to start their rookie third-round pick, Jacoby Brissett. But you know Bill Belichick doesn’t like going to an unproven rookie to run his offense, so he has to have found a way to cheat his way out of this situation. Cheating is one of the things he does best you know.

Reporters said yesterday that the New England coaches were trying to get Garoppolo ready to play, even though he obviously shouldn’t and probably can’t. My theory? Belichick has arranged to have Brady impersonate Jimmy Garoppolo.


It wouldn’t be that hard. Just change jerseys. You can’t really see their faces with those helmets on, so who would know?

Or, with a little help from Gisele Bündchen’s makeup crew, Tom could do as Robert Downey Jr. did for the movie Tropic Thunder:


And impersonate Jacoby Brissett.


So don’t be fooled tonight night when you watch the game. The guy behind center taking snaps, handing the ball off, throwing the ball, and hopefully getting sacked may not be wearing  number 12, but he will actually be the Pat’s suspended-for-cheating quarterback Tom Brady. He just won’t look like Tom Brady.


The line was “pick” but it changed this morning to favor Houston by one point. With Tom playing instead of Jimmy or Jacoby, it’s got to be New England by at least five. Bet on it!

Update: Bill Belichick played it straight and started the real Jacoby Brissett, and the Patriots won the game 27-0! Who needs Tom Brady when Houston has the fumbly, dropsy, picksies? They were TRRRRRRRBL!!!!!!