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The clown horn toots!

There really is nothing quite so entertaining as a feud between real estate moguls - other industries have their egomaniacal, petty, overpaid titans (Music, Fashion, Banking, etc.) but there's something about RE that attracts a certain kind of personality - touchy, conniving, shameless and funny. So the back and forth between The Donald and Mort Zuckerman has been a highlight of this election season. And as one might expect, Mort Z's dirty paper the New York Daily News gave a Bronx cheer to the Elvis from Queens and his GOP acceptance speech - using a clown to represent the paper,


The clown horn toots! Honestly, there's almost a KOTCB law suit in this somewhere, but putting that aside, let me ring the clown bell at this flag draped paint-stain and his objections point by point:

  1. Nationwide, violent crime is actually at its lowest point since 1970 according to the FBI - Great news America, only 1,197,987  violent crimes and only 14,249 murders. Nothing to get upset about - just another day in the land of the free. BTW, 1970 was a pretty violent year.
  2. Murders in Washington, D.C., have actually decreased by 9% in the last calendar year - Tell that to Seth Rich, oops, you can't because he's dead - I wonder who opened up that port on the DNC server for WikiLeaks hackers?
  3. Islamic State of Iraq was officially established in 2006 - Then what the fuck were we thinking when we pulled all of our troops out of Iraq in 2011. Did someone in the State Dept. think these guys would just go away once the US left?
  4. Libya and Egypt - The Daily News makes the point that things were not great in Libya under the cross dressing despot named al-Gaddafi or his neighbor Egypt under pharaoh Mubarak. Okay. How about now? Better of worse?
  5. Taxes - The Daily News looks at the OECD spread sheet here and lies, lies and lies some more. First, they probably only consider federal tax which is only a portion of the taxes that most tax paying Americans are saddled with, but also fails to admit the fact that 50% of the population pays no federal income tax - so naturally, once averaged the tax burden appears to be low. A lie, within a lie, within a lie.
  6. Iran Deal and nukes - Iran is going to build a nuclear weapon. Period. Obama made it easier for them to do it, but all the EU countries were demanding it so, being the globalist that he is, he caved. Now the Europeans can make Billion Euro trade deals with the Supreme Leader. If America is lucky, Iran will test their first strike capability on Rome or Seville instead of NYC. 
I don't know what Trump did to Zuck over the years - probably screwed him on some RE project or won a coveted bid for a property or had an affair with his wife (or even worse, his mistress) but whatever it was the animosity runs deep. A clown is a good mascot for his paper (and the press in general) and the Keeper of the Clown Bell is ringing loud and ringing often for him.

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