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violent_crawleyJaxonpool News with Violent Crawley: Donald Trump this morning endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. The Republican nominee announced in a Tweet that he will be voting for the Democratic candidate in the November election and that he will do whatever he can to help her become the next president.

“Hillary is the best candidate, and that’s why I am supporting her,” he Tweeted. “She works hard, is well prepared, and has what it takes to lead this great nation.”

He insisted though that he is not dropping out of the race.

President Barack Obama and former presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter all agreed that this is the most shocking thing a presidential candidate has ever said.

Political analysts and pundits speculated that this announcement was the work of Stephan Bannon, Trump’s new campaign chief and the chairman of Breitbart, an alt-right news outlet.

Through Bannon and Breitbart, the alt-right is now running the Trump campaign. The alt-right is alternatively known as a group of white supremacist nationalists. Among other things, they believe that the best way to challenge political correctness and defend first-amendment free-speech rights is to say out loud the most outrageous thing imaginable.

“Trump has succeeded,” said John McLaughlin, the conservative news commentator who passed away a little over a week ago. “He has said the most outrageous thing imaginable. A candidate for president endorsing the other candidate is profoundly upsetting. He could have dropped the F-bomb, used the N-word, admitted that he’s Putin’s lackey, or confessed that he worth nowhere near $10 billion, but no, he chose to make the most extreme statement that a candidate can possibly make.”

“This marks the end of political correctness!” said Ann Coulter. “Once again first amendment freedoms are secure!”

Trump subsequently Tweeted that he was just being sarcastic. “I didn’t really mean it. It was sarcasm.” Pundits from across the political spectrum began debating whether what he had said was sarcasm or just irony.

For a clarification regarding the meaning of irony, several turned to Alanis Morissette.

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Straight Talk from Congressman Alan Grayson, from The Jax Left, Aug 26 ⇓

ALT LINK: Alan Grayson

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August’s List: Pure Bathing Culture, Billie Marten, Chvrches, Romes, American Football, Mozart’s Sister ⇓

ALT LINK . . . AUGUST’S LIST SELECTION

pic4 copyAugust’s List    Fundraising thru  for the DLC in Jax FL • Catfish & the Bottlemen, Operators, Band of Skulls, Sturgill Simpson, Augustines, On an On, The Lumineers, Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, Miike Snow, Chvrches, etc. •  Watch & listen

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Lithgow copyLetters from Lemule Blogiver

“Dear Times Union editor . . . read

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Crawley2The news with Violent Crawley

“The world is what it has become . . . read

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pannedDon’t Think Twice shows us that success is a complicated beast” (Aug. 22). Panned Review, by Jacob Lusk. Film reviews by a Jacksonville movie-reviewing fiend and English teacher. Read

 

OnTheBlink“’Inside Jokes’ published at The Fem! (Aug. 22). On the Blink, by Emily Michael. Considering how my light is spent. Blog posts, music reviews, and published articles from a blind writer, musician, and Jacksonville English instructor. Read

 

fictionfix copyFiction Fix begins the celebrations of its 15th year by announcing its demise. Edited and staffed largely by UNF alums and students, the journal has relentlessly published excellent stories and visual art for a decade and a half. Its editors and staff, its overlord and masked advisor, are delighted to sing its swansong in 11 fabulous new stories accompanied by the remarkable artwork of Dimelza Broche. Fiction Fix, Issue 17
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Mudlark, edited by Dr. William Slaughter. This is an electronic journal of poetry and poetics. Dr. Slaughter is Professor Emeritus of UNF’s English department. Read

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