The Lincoln Project releases laugh track ad hammering Trump ~ The Hill

The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump GOP super PAC, released an ad Tuesday jabbing President Trump over a testy interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace that aired over the weekend.

The ad begins with an image of the White House and the caption “Trumpfeld,” which is modeled after the logo for “Seinfeld,” along with music similar to the hit ’90s sitcom’s signature theme song.

The video plays a laugh track over several of Trump’s comments, including his repeated denial of several Fox News polls.

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The first poll showed that 49 percent of surveyed voters said they would vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, if the election were held today, compared to 41 percent who said the same about Trump.

“First of all, I’m not losing,” the president told Wallace, with the group’s ad then including audio of a crowd laughing.

“Those are fake polls,” Trump claimed in a later clip included in the ad, followed by more added laughter.

The president in the interview also denied a poll from the outlet showing voters trusting Biden more to manage the ongoing pandemic, race relations in the U.S. and the economy.

“I have other polls that put me leading,” Trump said.

He also denied a Fox News poll showing that 51 percent of survey respondents said Trump does not have the “mental soundness to serve effectively as president.” Forty-three percent of those polled disagreed.

Forty-seven percent of survey respondents said Biden has the “mental soundness to serve effectively as president,” compared to 39 percent who disagreed.

“Let’s take a test,” the president told Wallace.

“Joe and I will take a test. Let him take the same test that I took,” Trump continued over the sound of laughs in the Lincoln Project’s ad.

Trump had frequently challenged Biden to take a cognitive test. Wallace told Trump during their interview that he had also taken the test that the president claimed earlier this month that he had “aced.”

“It’s not the hardest test. They have a picture, and it says ‘What’s that?’ and it’s an elephant,” Wallace said.

The president claimed the test “gets very hard, the last five questions.”

“Don’t you believe America deserves a president who doesn’t brag he can spot an elephant?” the Lincoln Project’s ad asks.

Trump campaign spokesperson Erin Perrine pushed back on the latest ad, saying in a statement to The Hill, “This is the swamp – yet again – trying to take down the duly elected President of the United States.”

“President Trump is the leader of a united Republican Party where he has earned 94% of Republican votes during the primaries – something any former president of any party could only dream of,” Perrine said.

The Lincoln Project said last week that it raised $16.8 million in the second quarter of 2020 as it ratchets up efforts targeting Trump ahead of the November election.

 

caballeros después de horas club

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Bimonthly meeting of the Desperado Social Aid and Pleasure Club.  (L-R) B. Newman, E. Dickerson, The Great Ran-dine, Terry, jefe de la Adobe, P. Hebert, Tyler.  Missing, many Caballeros

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perro callejero joins Rio Blanco Avalanche Center

Tim Lane has a new avalanche dog named Bobby Blue Bland … another down & outer who found a bone and some pets & now has a new home at the Rio Blanco Avalanche Center.

‘Far Side’ cartoonist Gary Larson publishes first new work in 25 years ~ CNN

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“Enter if you dare,” is the message on Gary Larson’s website challenging people to explore his new content. “The Far Side” cartoonist surprised fans this week when he published never-before-seen comics for the first time in 25 years.
However, the comics he released Tuesday are a bit different than Larson’s previous works. The “New Stuff” is not the classic pen and ink comics that his followers are familiar with. Larson says on his website that his most recent creations are “the result of my journey into the world of digital art.”
He retired in 1995, citing “fatigue and fear that if I continue for many more years my work will begin to suffer, or at the very least ease into the Graveyard of Mediocre Cartoons,” according to a statement at the time.
Larson, who launched his website only last year, says that in retirement he enjoyed the freedom to cartoon infrequently and without deadlines, and explore other interests.
Cartoonist Gary Larson pictured in 1985.

Cartoonist Gary Larson pictured in 1985. Credit: Paul Sakuma/AP
The 69-year-old credits a clogged pen for inspiring his return to the industry. On the occasions Larson would sit down to draw, he says on his website, it became a ritual of “cursing at, and then cleaning out, my clogged pen.” So a few years ago, he decided to rebel against the “traitorous” pen by experimenting with a digital tablet.
“I got one, fired it up, and lo and behold, something totally unexpected happened: within moments, I was having fun drawing again.” Larson says he was stunned by all the tools and “creative potential it contained.”
He warns his fans that the products of his digital rebirth are not a “resurrection” of “The Far Side.” The single-panel cartoon first appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1980 and ran for 15 years until Larson retired. The famous cartoon was featured in nearly 2,000 newspapers and 40 million books, sold 77 million calendars and been translated into more than 17 languages, according to the longtime publisher Andrews McMeel Universal, which hosts Larson’s website.
“The Far Side” fans had an appetite for Larson’s peculiar humor, and it grew to be one of the most beloved cartoons of its time. The “New Stuff” certainly has its own brand, but Larson’s unmistakable style is still present. The first fresh works he premiered depict four bears picnicking on Cub Scouts, a man hailing a taxidermist and two aliens out hunting and planning a “probe and release” of a man approaching in a truck.
Fans are already liking and commenting on his “Daily Dose” of cartoons on the website, eager for the new content to continue.
Larson says he wants to remind everyone that he’s “just exploring, experimenting, and trying stuff.” He says he does not know where his digital journey will take him, but he is grateful to that clogged pen for sending him on this adventure.