Kangaroo Courts for #TurkeyCoup suspects: Daily Bullshit, October 9-10, 2016 (early)

Failed coup in Turkey

Aram Ekin Duran, “Countdown for ‘coup courts’ has started in Turkey,” Deutschewelle, October 9, 2016, http://www.dw.com/en/countdown-for-coup-courts-has-started-in-turkey/a-36001324


U.S. presidential election

Republicans continue to disavow Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump[1] and, nearly simultaneously, Wikileaks released hacked emails attributed to John Podesta (the care with which the mainstream media is employing the word ‘alleged’ is catching my attention) which excerpt Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street speeches in which she is alleged to have distinguished between ‘public’ and ‘private’ policy positions (she admitted to holding this view in tonight’s [October 9, 2016] debate[2]), confirming everyone’s suspicions about her duplicity.[3] Peter Bloom is disgusted with the juxtaposition of these two candidates.[4] And for the moment, at least, we’re basically back to bullshit which I’m bored with.

Peter Bloom, “Sex, Lies and America’s Deplorable Democracy,” Common Dreams, October 9, 2016, http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/10/09/sex-lies-and-americas-deplorable-democracy

British Broadcasting Corporation, “US election: Trump says obscene remarks were ‘locker room talk,'” October 10, 2016, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37604151


Hillary Clinton

Prior to his debate Sunday night with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump appeared with three women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. Some think it unfair to hold the wife responsible for her husband’s crimes. But there’s more to it than this and I comment here.


  1. [1]Associated Press, “Current, former GOP elected officials abandon Trump,” Grio, October 9, 2016, http://thegrio.com/2016/10/09/gop-officials-abandon-trump-election/
  2. [2]British Broadcasting Corporation, “US election: Trump says obscene remarks were ‘locker room talk,'” October 10, 2016, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37604151
  3. [3]David Smith, “WikiLeaks releases what appear to be Clinton’s paid Wall Street speeches,” Guardian, October 7, 2016, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/07/wikileaks-hillary-clinton-paid-wall-street-speeches; Alexander Reed Kelly, “Hacked Emails Show Clinton Suggesting She Hides Her True Policy Positions From the Public,” Truthdig, October 8, 2016, http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/hacked_emails_show_clinton_admitting_to_private_20161008; Luciana Lopez and Jeff Mason, “Sanders supporters seethe over Clinton’s leaked remarks to Wall St.,” Reuters, October 8, 2016, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-clinton-idUSKCN1280Z9
  4. [4]Peter Bloom, “Sex, Lies and America’s Deplorable Democracy,” Common Dreams, October 9, 2016, http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/10/09/sex-lies-and-americas-deplorable-democracy

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