"Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams"
January 28, 2016 10:47 AM   Subscribe

 
Is The Donald trying to find out just how many ways he can squick me out?
posted by Mental Wimp at 10:51 AM on January 28, 2016 [18 favorites]


No. Seriously? Guys, stop discovering exactly what the universe is for, I can't handle everything being replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable again.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 10:51 AM on January 28, 2016 [51 favorites]


After he wins Iowa and New Hampshire, is he going to add in Past the Point of No Return?
posted by sparklemotion at 10:52 AM on January 28, 2016 [25 favorites]


*tsk* New York values.
posted by mokin at 10:54 AM on January 28, 2016 [9 favorites]


Cast. Recording. Cast. Recording. A soundtrack is for movies.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 10:58 AM on January 28, 2016 [36 favorites]


In 2004, Trump remarked that "my favorite Broadway show is Evita."

Eyes, hair, mouth, figure
Dress, voice, style, image
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:01 AM on January 28, 2016 [34 favorites]


Alex: Donald Trump: His mega-rally was like a WWE wrestling match with more show tunes, less script and all the violence occurring in the audience, not the ring. But I was impressed by his ability to connect personally with a crowd that size.

............This is a very evocative description that I am having a really difficult time wrapping my mind around in order to envision. What a spectacle.
posted by sciatrix at 11:01 AM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


He'll upgrade to Jesus Christ Superstar once he gets the nom.
posted by Capt. Renault at 11:03 AM on January 28, 2016 [9 favorites]


Donald Trump has a rule at his rallies: for the fifty minutes before he takes the stage, the only music that can be played is from a set list that he put together. The list shows a sensitive side, mixing in Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” and music from “Cats” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” But it’s heavy on the Rolling Stones—Sympathy for the Devil,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and the famously impolitic “Brown Sugar.” The young volunteer in charge of music for one rally sent me the full Trump-curated playlist and asked for requests. “Remember,” he said, “the more inappropriate for a political event, the better.”
posted by Bwithh at 11:03 AM on January 28, 2016 [15 favorites]


"Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams"

I just...

Hollywood would reject this song as being too unbelievable for the villain to choose for himself.
posted by JDHarper at 11:03 AM on January 28, 2016 [40 favorites]


You can't say he's trying to put anything past you. It's all right out there with the Donald.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 11:04 AM on January 28, 2016 [11 favorites]


“Remember,” he said, “the more inappropriate for a political event, the better.”

I hope that playlist includes NWA's Fuck Tha Police, then.
posted by qcubed at 11:04 AM on January 28, 2016 [24 favorites]


I already despise the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber. This is not helping.
posted by talking leaf at 11:06 AM on January 28, 2016 [19 favorites]


Well, if he'd like to mix it up, there's always Tomorrow Belongs to Me from Cabaret.
posted by the return of the thin white sock at 11:07 AM on January 28, 2016 [43 favorites]


I already despise the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber. This is not helping.

School of Rock is actually very good.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 11:07 AM on January 28, 2016


This really is the darkest timeline.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:07 AM on January 28, 2016 [43 favorites]


He's just going to start coming onto stage to "Holiday in Cambodia."
posted by drezdn at 11:09 AM on January 28, 2016 [33 favorites]


Ugh.

Don't knock Evita; it's a much better show than people remember. It's tuneful, cynical, politically sharp...

plus it's about, you know, a right-wing megalomaniac taking over a country by means of empty rhetoric; superficial, chintzy glamour; and no particular determination to do anything other than embezzle cash she doesn't need.
posted by Dreadnought at 11:09 AM on January 28, 2016 [95 favorites]


if he becomes hamiltrash then the internet will finally just be all one thing.
posted by nadawi at 11:10 AM on January 28, 2016 [20 favorites]


Ugh.

Don't knock Evita; it's a much better show than people remember. It's tuneful, cynical, politically sharp...


I edited my comment, but I'll respond: I was in a production of Evita, I know. I'm sure Trump wouldn't play And The Money Kept Rolling In (And Out) at a rally.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:12 AM on January 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


Wait does this mean they only way to fight him is via BOMBASTIC BROADWAY POWER BALLADS?!

Finally it's my time to shine
posted by The Whelk at 11:13 AM on January 28, 2016 [92 favorites]


Cast. Recording. Cast. Recording. A soundtrack is for movies.

Well, he picked the cast recording to be the soundtrack for his rallies.
posted by Bistle at 11:14 AM on January 28, 2016 [10 favorites]


Don't knock Evita; it's a much better show than people remember. It's tuneful, cynical, politically sharp...


Yeah. I feel like the reputation of the show has changed over time, and it's lost the edginess it originally had. Adding the mawkish "You Must Love Me" song to the film version didn't help - as if we're supposed to think of her as some tragic-romantic heroine?

If Trumpy likes "Evita," he doesn't seem to have paid attention to the lyrics much:

Instead of government we had a stage
Instead of ideas, a prima donna's rage.

posted by dnash at 11:15 AM on January 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


This is a very evocative description that I am having a really difficult time wrapping my mind around in order to envision. What a spectacle.

My imagination has been well-served by President Camacho's State of the Union Address. (NSFW)
posted by carsonb at 11:20 AM on January 28, 2016 [7 favorites]


There is evil, ever around
Fundamental system of government quite incidental
posted by Metroid Baby at 11:21 AM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


What, no Wagner?
posted by entropicamericana at 11:24 AM on January 28, 2016 [10 favorites]


I'd like to tip my hat to HuronBob and suggest "Rhythm of Life" should be Donald's next choice.

Daddy was the new sensation, got himself a congregation,
Built up quite an operation down below.
With the pie-eyed piper blowing, while the muscatel was flowing,
All the cats were go, go, go-ing down below.

posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 11:24 AM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


First, Megyn Kelley, now Andrew Lloyd Webber: the Trump campaign is really pushing me to angrily defend things I wouldn't have thought I'd be angrily defending.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:27 AM on January 28, 2016 [32 favorites]


as if we're supposed to think of her as some tragic-romantic heroine?

I thought that was the point .....
posted by blucevalo at 11:29 AM on January 28, 2016


If Trump were going to go full Andrew Lloyd Webber, this is what he should pick.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 11:31 AM on January 28, 2016


I thought the responses about "media avails" were very interesting. Clinton and Sanders don't really need to be answering direct questions from reporters, so they don't make themselves available to reporters following the campaigns. Clinton's been stonewalling for months, and Sanders only pays lip service to reporters by showing up but not actually answering any questions. Meanwhile the Republican candidates are looking to shake things up in their primary so they're always happy to oblige the media, except of course when they're in front of voters trash-talking the liberal media.
posted by carsonb at 11:33 AM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


I've always thought that "Land Of Confusion" would be a great campaign song.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:33 AM on January 28, 2016 [10 favorites]


I'm from the future and I bring you this video of Trump's inauguration.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:34 AM on January 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


If a candidate's strongest appeal comes from his "irreverence," and voters enjoy that, (per that New Yorker article, plus this one about Republican primary voters), this makes perfect sense. Unpredictable and sadistic! Irreverent! Racist! "Not racist"! More and more I am understanding why Jeb! calls Trump a chaos candidate.
posted by witchen at 11:35 AM on January 28, 2016


Now imagining some kind of Scott Pilgrim-esque rock battle for the Presidency. I am less opposed to this notion than I would have thought...
posted by Wretch729 at 11:42 AM on January 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


The Rum Tum Tugger is a curious cat
And there isn't any call for me to shout it
For he will do as he did, do
And there's no doing anything about it

posted by Joey Michaels at 11:45 AM on January 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Trump's inauguration.

Well my first thought reading this thread was to start planning to attend that inauguration, will be the best party of the century (and I don't mean 'so far') --- and the next day booking my one way ticket to southern Patagonia for the next 4 years.
posted by sammyo at 11:49 AM on January 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


This confirms everything I ever suspected about fans of musical theater.
posted by maxsparber at 11:52 AM on January 28, 2016 [11 favorites]


For the chill-out portion of a Trump event after party, I'd recommend Rosemary's Lullaby. But for the GOP candidates in general, I don't think you could go wrong with They're Coming to Take Me Away.
posted by mondo dentro at 11:53 AM on January 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


This confirms everything I ever suspected about fans of musical theater.

;( Please come to this thread.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 11:54 AM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


The character who's the moral conscience of Evita is a chemical pesticide salesman, so perhaps Trump feels some affinity.
posted by clawsoon at 11:56 AM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


More and more I am understanding why Jeb! calls Trump a chaos candidate.

Chaos is a ladder. Vote Petyr Baelish for President!
posted by corb at 11:56 AM on January 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


It's a funny thing... he's the "chaos candidate", but he appeals most to people who crave an authoritarian leader.
posted by clawsoon at 11:58 AM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


In 2004, Trump remarked that "my favorite Broadway show is Evita."

I mean, what, did you think it was gonna be Hamilton?
posted by Itaxpica at 12:00 PM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


I imagine Trump saying something like, "I'm a yuuuge fan of the gays. I love the gays. That's why I play Broadway show tunes...the gays love it. They just love Broadway tunes, and they think I'm great."
posted by Chuffy at 12:03 PM on January 28, 2016 [12 favorites]


I actually believe Trump probably has a lot of gay friends and doesn't give a crap who people sleep with.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 12:05 PM on January 28, 2016 [14 favorites]


I'm sure Trump wouldn't play "And The Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)" at a rally.

Hey, he used the O'Jay's For The Love Of Money for the theme to The Apprentice without catching the irony...
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:05 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]




Eh it could be worse, could be Starlight Express
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 12:10 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Sondheim might be more appropriate:

Attend the tale of Donald Trump
His skin was orange, his jowls were plump
He made a farce of our politics
By pandering proudly to bigots and dicks
The chumps lined up to see him stump
That Donald Trump
The demon slumlord of Wall Street
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:11 PM on January 28, 2016 [53 favorites]


For my half of the arrangement, I drove 1,100 miles across Iowa last week, where I attended four Hillary Clinton events on Monday and Tuesday, a Bill Clinton speech on Thursday, and three Bernie Sanders events on Friday. Alas, I was not able to work Martin O’Malley into the mix.
In other words, this article is a microcosm of the race as a whole.
posted by brundlefly at 12:14 PM on January 28, 2016 [7 favorites]


I actually believe Trump probably has a lot of gay friends...

I don't.

On the one side, he probably has lots of toadies, brown-nosers, sycophants, and lackeys, and on the other, he has acquaintances, business partners, business associates, investors, neighbours, club mates, and contacts, but friends? No.

Friendship implies some kind of equivalence, and no-one is the equal of The Donald.
posted by Capt. Renault at 12:16 PM on January 28, 2016 [8 favorites]


"Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams"

My first thought as well. I'm just disappointed he didn't choose the Imperial March.

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity / There never was a cat of such deceitfulness and suavity.
posted by octobersurprise at 12:17 PM on January 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


Snark on, lefties, but he is doing what seems to be working for him...perhaps if he becomes the candidate against Bernie or Hillary, we might hear something about The Day the Music Died.
posted by Postroad at 12:27 PM on January 28, 2016


Yeah, I joke, but with the bitter heart. I know every time we laugh at Trump, people like my dad think it more reason to vote for him.
posted by corb at 12:29 PM on January 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


I've been wading through all this unbelievable junk and wondering if I should have given the world to the monkeys.
posted by Zerowensboring at 12:33 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


you should challenge your dad to the holmgang
posted by poffin boffin at 12:34 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


It's a funny thing... he's the "chaos candidate", but he appeals most to people who crave an authoritarian leader.

True authoritarianism, especially the Trump personality-cult flavor, isn't efficient. After all, if facts and good judgment must always come second to kissing the boot of the overlord, you eventually get chaos.
posted by emjaybee at 12:35 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


He'll upgrade to Jesus Christ Superstar once he gets the nom.

No, he's the son of Christ. His father's middle name was Christ.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 12:42 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Ladies and gentlemen, Trump could win not just the nomination, but also the presidency.

I like Bernie Sanders just fine, and he is a good man, but I fear that a Sanders versus Trump match up would be McGovern versus Nixon all over again. In the general, Trump would paint Sanders as soft, as over his head on foreign policy, and out to lunch on with socialist economics in the same way that Nixon clobbered McGovern. (On the other hand, if Sanders wins the presidency, then the danger is that his presidency will much like that of President Carter, but I would still prefer that to a Trump or Cruz victory.)
posted by haiku warrior at 12:45 PM on January 28, 2016


I think even Democrats who don't like Sanders would vote for him before Trump.
posted by corb at 12:46 PM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


I like Bernie Sanders just fine, and he is a good man, but I fear that a Sanders versus Trump match up would be McGovern versus Nixon all over again.

Unlikely, given the fact that Michael Bloomberg would run and likely hand the election to Sanders, or win himself.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 12:46 PM on January 28, 2016




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posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 12:48 PM on January 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


This.. This is a joke, right?

Because I don't know that I could live with myself knowing that Trump and I have the same taste in musicals.
posted by Hermione Granger at 12:49 PM on January 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


Midnight and the kitties are sheepling...
posted by y2karl at 12:49 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


I fear that a Sanders versus Trump match up would be McGovern versus Nixon all over again

More like McGovern vs. Goldwater. True believers fight. Get hype.
posted by Apocryphon at 12:56 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Perhaps one of Trump's opponents could look into the musicals and come out with some new angles of attack.
posted by ZeusHumms at 12:57 PM on January 28, 2016


His father's middle name was Christ

Every time I look at Trump I don't understand
Why he let the things he said get so out of hand
He'd have managed better if he'd had it planned
Now why'd he choose such a backward time in such a strange land?

If he'd come in '84 he'd have reached a whole people
Reagan in elections then had no so-ci-al media
Don't you get me wrong (Don't you get me wrong, now)
Only want to know (Only want to know, now)
I only want to know

Donald Trump,
Superstar,
Do you think you're what they say you are?

Seriously America, can you guys stop talking about Trump as if he might win the election? It was amusing at first, but you're scaring the rest of the world.
posted by sfenders at 1:02 PM on January 28, 2016 [12 favorites]


Could this election season get any weirder?

In response to the article: This is why I think a Bloomberg run in the event of a Sanders v. Trump race is a potential spoiler for both candidates. There are going to be fiscal conservatives, anti-populists, economic royalists, and just play moderate Republicans who are afraid of Donald. The National Review would rather vote for Bloomberg (or stay at home) than vote for Trump. And of course in the previous thread many have already discussed that he'll also have a spoiler effect on Sanders.

In response to your question: depends on if anything will happen with Hillary's emails or Cruz's eligibility. Very unlikely, but both ways for them to disappear from the race as suddenly as Jeb has.
posted by Apocryphon at 1:07 PM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


I should revise myself. Cruz is Barry Goldwater. Trump is more like George Wallace (or perhaps, Strom Thurmond). Bloomberg is... John Anderson?!?
posted by Apocryphon at 1:22 PM on January 28, 2016


I'm waiting for his "A Christmas Carol" movie/ad where Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit are shown for the evil liberal free loaders they really are and YOOOGE! Scrooge creates jobs, eliminates evils everywhere, protects everyone who counts with a YOOOGE! wall and makes American great again at genocide and other related matters.
posted by juiceCake at 1:35 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Can you really compare Trump to any politician? He just doesn't have the background or the chops.
posted by Splunge at 1:37 PM on January 28, 2016


another nutcase in another poll
posted by freecellwizard at 1:41 PM on January 28, 2016 [12 favorites]


Don't knock Evita; it's a much better show than people remember. It's tuneful, cynical, politically sharp...

And extremely hard to sing!

I edited my comment, but I'll respond: I was in a production of Evita, I know. I'm sure Trump wouldn't play And The Money Kept Rolling In (And Out) at a rally.

THAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT SONG!


I think Trump's song choice has definitely got to be "The Art of the Possible", hands down.

One has no rules, is not precise.
One rarely acts the same way twice
One spurns no device
Practicing the art of the possible

One always picks the easy fight
One praises fools, one smothers light
One shifts left to right
Politics - the art of the possible.

posted by chainsofreedom at 1:53 PM on January 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


What an unspeakably vile human being he is, and now he's gone and ruined Phantom Of The Opera.
posted by WalkerWestridge at 2:17 PM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


But it’s heavy on the Rolling Stones—“Sympathy for the Devil ,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and the famously impolitic “Brown Sugar.” The young volunteer in charge of music for one rally sent me the full Trump-curated playlist and asked for requests. “Remember,” he said, “the more inappropriate for a political event, the better.”

It wasn't so long ago that a commenter here pointed out that right-wng talk radio has used classic rock as bumpers for decades. Trump knows the game well.
posted by kewb at 2:22 PM on January 28, 2016


He is the Phantom of political opera.

It is scary.
posted by AlexiaSky at 2:22 PM on January 28, 2016


Trump's followers are certainly singing the song of angry men.
posted by Apocryphon at 2:39 PM on January 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


Cross your fingers that the people they still do not rise.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 2:41 PM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


The character who's the moral conscience of Evita is a chemical pesticide salesman

Harold Prince insisted that Che be based on Che Guevara when he got involved in the production of Evita.
posted by hippybear at 2:42 PM on January 28, 2016


I'm shoehorning a bit here, but please go look at this, because I think that maybe if I can get a whole bunch of people to look at it, it will somehow dilute how hard I saw it. Or something.

It is Trump-themed, and it involves some "klassic rawk."

Go look. Be politically informed.

You're welcome.
posted by ernielundquist at 3:10 PM on January 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


But it’s heavy on the Rolling Stones—“Sympathy for the Devil ,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and the famously impolitic “Brown Sugar.”

Beyond the fact this this is an utterly bizarre sentiment to project in service to a political campaign, I was just saying the other day that I don't really have strong feelings about the Stones either way - except that I specifically hate "You Can't Always..." because the absolute worst ornament you could add to a rock song is a children's choir. SO OF COURSE HE CHOOSES IT.
posted by psoas at 3:26 PM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Beyond the fact this this is an utterly bizarre sentiment to project in service to a political campaign, I was just saying the other day that I don't really have strong feelings about the Stones either way - except that I specifically hate "You Can't Always..."

I'm guessing he's got it in there for the "get what you need" part; as in, he's what America needs and everyone else is pandering to you trying to tell you you'll get what you want. It's a twisty bit of logic to follow, but his whole campaign has twisted logic beyond the failure point anyways.
posted by nubs at 3:38 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


What an unspeakably vile human being he is, and now he's gone and ruined Phantom Of The Opera.

I like Rowan Atkinson's characterization of "Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest remix of Puccini's greatest hits."

I'm shoehorning a bit here, but please go look at this, because I think that maybe if I can get a whole bunch of people to look at it, it will somehow dilute how hard I saw it. Or something.

...
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 3:47 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Victor Hugo and Voltaire are hanging out with Nostradamus in the afterlife, staring through the portal that shows them the current state of the world. They stare and stare.

Silently, Hugo and Voltaire each take a hundred francs from their wallets and pass the creased, ancient bills to Nostradamus, who giggles.
posted by nfalkner at 3:52 PM on January 28, 2016 [16 favorites]


I now have a very satisfying fantasy of the Donald, alone for the first time after campaign defeat, having a cup of strong tea and listening to Another Suitcase in Another Hall on repeat.
posted by Miss Scarlet with the Candlestick in the Lounge at 4:04 PM on January 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


I specifically hate "You Can't Always..."

Not my favorite, but I do like it. But then I'm of the generation that indelibly associates it with Jeff Goldblum and The Big Chill.

I just thank God he hasn't soiled "Gimme Shelter" yet.
posted by octobersurprise at 4:24 PM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


I also hate "You Can't Always Get What You Want", but it does come in useful to sing to whiny children at summer camp outings!
posted by chainsofreedom at 4:58 PM on January 28, 2016


So perfect for Trump supporters then?
posted by [expletive deleted] at 5:43 PM on January 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


Add Tucker Carlson to the list of conservative contrarian pundits (such as David Brooks, above, and David Frum, previously) to jump from the sinking establishment ship to the plank of 'haha out of touch elites [who we were a part of only a few months ago], told you so.': "Donald Trump Is Shocking, Vulgar and Right

uhhh based on Carlson's characterizations, Trump appeals to the petit bourgeois and lumpenprole of the the Republican base, for

Everybody loves a landlord
Everybody's bosom friend
I do whatever pleases Jesus!
Won't I bleed 'em in the end!


Master of the House, indeed.
posted by Apocryphon at 5:59 PM on January 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


Debate thread (I think.)
posted by homunculus at 6:16 PM on January 28, 2016


(Cut to Cruz and Rubio fighting tooth and nail for the "Best of Gilbert and Sullivan" CD at the nearest Borders. Carly Fiorina gloats as she sneaks past to get to the register with a Gilbert O'Sullivan CD she snapped up just before they arrived.)
posted by No-sword at 8:50 PM on January 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Rest of the world: Hillary will be the next president. Don't worry about Trump.
posted by persona au gratin at 9:20 PM on January 28, 2016


You've started to believe
The things they say of you
posted by Standard Orange at 11:10 PM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Andrew Lloyed Webber was probably the only person who would actually allow Trump to use their music. This is a guy who actually flew back to England to vote against tax credit cuts for the working poor.
posted by like_neon at 4:06 AM on January 29, 2016 [5 favorites]




I've been wading through all this unbelievable junk and wondering if I should have given the world to the monkeys.
posted by Zerowensboring at 3:33 PM on January 28 [2 favorites +] [!]


You didn't?
posted by Thistledown at 10:33 AM on January 29, 2016




It is Trump-themed, and it involves some "klassic rawk."

That really looks like David Lee Roth
posted by InfidelZombie at 10:56 AM on January 29, 2016


From the Federalist: “Honor their valor,” the website, donaldtrumpforvets.com, states. “Donate now to help our Veterans.”

The website, which is nothing more than a single page with stock photos and a credit card donation form, claims that “100% of your donations will go directly to Veterans needs.”

There’s only one problem: 100% of the money raised on the site goes directly to Donald Trump’s personal non-profit foundation, according to a disclosure listed at the bottom of the page.


So, I don't know how it works in the US, but in Canada if a non-profit raises or receives funds for a specific, designated purpose, we have to be able to show that the funds went to that purpose. I'm hoping somebody is going to keep an eye on the Donald J. Trump Foundation's disbursements?
posted by nubs at 12:27 PM on January 29, 2016


...because the absolute worstbest ornament you could add to a rock song is a children's choir.
posted by Mental Wimp at 3:22 PM on January 29, 2016


We've been in here a day talking about Trump and music and nobody's mentioned MeFi's Own™ not_on_display's fantastic new ditty Donald Trump is a Fascist Asshole Pig! Hie thee to MeFi Music and listen closely!
posted by carsonb at 1:31 PM on January 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Guys what's the thread for the caucuses tomorrow? I need to be prepared.
posted by Justinian at 11:33 PM on January 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


the thread for the caucuses
posted by psoas at 12:20 PM on February 1, 2016 [6 favorites]


Curse you, psoas, curse you.
posted by Justinian at 1:13 PM on February 1, 2016 [4 favorites]


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