Saturday, October 8, 2016

Robert de Niro on Donald Trump

I'm not big on political ads in the Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump presidential-race kerfuffle,, but this had a straightforward quality to it:

It is interesting to notice that anyone's genitalia and the use or misuse thereof should carry more political sway than the release of data in which Clinton quietly bolstered the big-business/banking sector and its chokehold on the economy.
The release of the (Trump) videotape and ensuing backlash almost completely overshadowed the release of hacked emails from inside the Hillary Clinton campaign that revealed the contents of some of her previously secret paid speeches to Wall Street.
The Democratic nominee told bankers behind closed doors that she favored "open trade and open borders" and said Wall Street executives were best-positioned to help overhaul the U.S. financial sector. Such comments were distinctively at odds with her tough talk about trade and Wall Street during the primary campaign.


  1. I ever customised my sixth, seventh, or eighth training precepts slightly because I saw this coming. Not to gamble. Not to work for a salary at a charitable foundation or as a shaven monastic. Not to join politics or parliament (my job is to vote or at least show up at the ballot box).

  2. Gotta love De Niro's directness.