The Watering Hole, Saturday, June 11th, 2016: Front Pages

While “news”papers in New York run the gamut of “journalism” from the gutter (New York Post) to the “elite” (New York Times), we’ve always had The New York Daily News somewhere in between. As a lifelong New Yorker, I grew up with the Daily News and the NYT in my house, as my dad would read both: the DN mainly for the sports, and the NYT for ‘real’ news. Back then, the Daily News didn’t usually use the kinds of front covers that the New York Post has been famous for, but the times they are a-changing, and “New York’s Hometown Paper” has lately been going all out on the 2016 Presidential election.

Last night I was reading a very interesting Daily News political opinion piece, written by conservative Tom Nichols, regarding Hillary Clinton’s recent “foreign policy” speech in which she focused on how dangerous Donald Trump’s so-called “foreign policy” could be. At one point in the article, a shot of one of the pertinent Daily News covers was included, which led to the Daily News 2016 campaign covers photo gallery that I’m offering for your entertainment today.

Some of them are priceless, including several referencing Ted Cruz’s idiotic “New York values” line, such as “Take the F-U Train, Ted!”, which includes a small inset that starts with “WE GOT your NY values right here, Ted!”, so very typical of New Yorkers.
Some are just plain groaners, such as the recent “Weak End at Bernie’s”, or (regarding Bernie Sanders’ ‘meeting’ with the Pope) “He Said, See Said”.

But the best ones are about NY’s own (to our eternal shame) Donald Trump. The Daily News and New Yorkers have known The Donald for a very long time, and, as the saying goes, “familiarity breeds contempt.” I won’t spoil it for you. Just enjoy the covers (and skip through the obnoxiously ubiquitous ads, sorry about those.)

This is our daily Open Thread–what’s on YOUR minds?

31 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Saturday, June 11th, 2016: Front Pages

    • Here, in reverse chronological order, are Rob’s other tweets, one of which was a retweet of Lawrence O’Donnell complimenting him.

      And his very first tweet:

      He already has more followers than I.

      • I was 14 when All In The Family premiered. I wonder if watching it helped form my opinions on society, because I always agreed with Reiner’s character’s views on the show.

  1. Oh shit. A horse named Creator has won the Belmont Stakes. Meanwhile, Exaggerator, the favorite, finished 11th.

  2. How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, but Still Earned Millions

    At the nearly deserted eastern end of the boardwalk, the Trump Taj Mahal, now under new ownership, is all that remains of the casino empire Donald J. Trump assembled here more than a quarter-century ago. Years of neglect show: The carpets are frayed and dust-coated chandeliers dangle above the few customers there to play the penny slot machines.

    On the presidential campaign trail, Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, often boasts of his success in Atlantic City, of how he outwitted the Wall Street firms that financed his casinos and rode the value of his name to riches. A central argument of his candidacy is that he would bring the same business prowess to the Oval Office, doing for America what he did for his companies.

    “Atlantic City fueled a lot of growth for me,” Mr. Trump said in an interview in May, summing up his 25-year history here. “The money I took out of there was incredible.”

    Crooks like Trump always leave a trail of failed enterprises after they bleed them of assets, let them decay, and dump them loaded up with debt, on the creditors foolish enough to trust him.

    • Help me Mr. Wizard!
      I don’t want to answer the tough questions anymore.

      Ah, tootor, vhen vill you learn.
      Ignorance is not bliss and you are a silly ignorant turtle.
      Very well.
      Drizzle drazzle drozzle drone.
      Time for this one to go home.

  3. Un-fucking-believable.

    • “We must be smart”
      That excludes you grifter Donald.
      Fifty dead so far.
      Fifty three wounded.
      This is not the time for pontificating.
      What a wanker.

      All local hospitals are at capacity.

      • And lines are around the block to give blood.

        I shudder to think what a Presidunce Dump speech would sound like, after a massacre like this.

    • A far far better way to slow down and eventually prevent all these mass murders with guns is to get rid of the damn guns! Why in the HELL is anyone allowed to ever buy or own an assault rifle? WTF good are the damn things for ANY thing other than mass murder?

      This has got to be the most fucked up country on the face of the planet, of that there remains not a shred of doubt.

  4. Yesterday 50 humans were on the phone, on social media, meeting and discussing how they were going to spend the evening. They would have laughed, dressed up, looked forward, maybe were having butterflies in their stomach because they would be dating. They would wave their moms, dads, siblings, roommates, best friends or significant others goodbye, exchange hugs maybe, maybe a peck on the cheek like I do with my sons whenever they leave the house. Wished each other a good evening, have fun, enjoy. Some will have heard some well intentioned admonitions. Overall the message will have been: “Stay Safe”. “Have fun”.

    Today mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, roommates, best friends, significant others will not and will never again say “How was it?” “Had fun?” “Did you stay late?” “When did you come back home?”

    Because they didn’t, and never again will, come home.

  5. Orlando Killer Worked For Company Transporting Illegal Immigrants Inside US; Was Interviewed By FBI 3 Times

    In a surprising discovery, the Palm Beach Post first reported that according to state records, Orlando shooter Omar Mateen – who as we reported earlier was licensed as a security guard and also holds a firearms license – was employed by the US subsidiary of G4S plc, a British multinational security services company, whose US-headquarters are located in Jupiter, Fla, and which also happens to be the world’s largest security company by revenue.

    Shortly thereafter, G4S confirmed that Omar Mateen has worked for the company since 2007. This is the statement released from G4S:

    “We are shocked and saddened by the tragic event that occurred at the Orlando nightclub. We can confirm that Omar Mateen had been employed with G4S since September 10, 2007. We are cooperating fully with all law enforcement authorities, including the FBI, as they conduct their investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends, families and people affected by this unspeakable tragedy.”

    In other words, Mateen who according to preliminary reports, had been on a terrorist watchlist, and who still managed to obtain weapons thanks to his various licenses and permits just last week, was employed by one of the world’s largest security companies, where he may have had extensive clearances well above his pay grade, not to mention access to sophisticated military weapons and equipment.

    But where it gets more disturbing is that as Judicial Watch reported several days ago, in a post titled, “DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads Of Illegal Aliens Away From Border”, border patrol sources said that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was quietly transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without proper processing or issuing court appearance documents. As a reminder, the government classifies them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and this week around 35 were transferred 116 miles north from Tucson to a Phoenix bus station where they went their separate way. Judicial Watch was present when one of the white vans carrying a group of OTMs arrived at the Phoenix Greyhound station on Buckeye Road.

  6. George Bush said a lot of stupid shit that I thought couldn’t be topped but Trump is trumping him in the “I say stupid shit” category.

  7. Yesterday, Donald Trump “was the keynote speaker at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s 2016 Road to Majority Conference…”

    “We want to uphold the sanctity and dignity of life [and] marriage and family as the building block of happiness and success,” Trump said. “I know many, many successful people and the happiest people are people that have that great religious feel and that incredible marriage and children. That is more important than the money, folks, believe me. I know plenty of people with lots of money and they are not happy.” [from the Christian Post]

    Okay, Donald, which is it…do you know happy successful people with lots of money, or unhappy successful people with lots of money?

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