Decant Your Box Wine for this Debate Liveblog

Let’s watch the debate, shall we? Gawker’s dead, there’s a Chiapet running for President, it’s time for Persephone to start raising a little hades.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20168:40 pm

Howdy, politico Pmaggers!

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20168:41 pm

We had some minor technical difficulties, this was a last minute thing we threw together, but I hit the shiny thing with my biggest hammer and now here we are. Let’s get debatey.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20168:56 pm

Fun fact: Presidential debates used to be moderated by the League of Women voters, until your friend and mine, Reagan.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20168:56 pm

“Please don’t boo Trump.”

You don’t know my life, nice man.
Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20168:57 pm

What would happen if Trump crawled out a window in the dressing room and ran?

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 20168:58 pm

helllloooo Unicorns

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20168:59 pm

I’m watching CSPAN, it’s just silence.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:00 pm

Sara! Welcome! Get a bucket of wine and come sit next to me.

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 20169:00 pm

I’ve got the wine ready now!

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 20169:01 pm

I’ve never used one of these live blog things before, but we’ll see how I do toggling between this and Twitter (@sshabein, if anyone is interested.)

I’m about to pour some gin and fresca.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:01 pm

STEPHENS. I’m so glad you’re here.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:01 pm

I can’t drink until Lexie falls asleep, which better be soon because I don’t think I can handle this shit stone cold sober.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:01 pm

C-SPAN, still silence

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 20169:02 pm

I’m watching the Bloomberg livefeed via Twitter.

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 20169:03 pm

I had to decide between wine and whiskey and I opted for wine because whiskey goes down too easily.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:03 pm

I’ve been praying all day that sunglasses-senate-hearing-badass Hillz is in the wings waiting to make Cheeto BBQ.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:04 pm

Here we go.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:06 pm

Gah, I can’t post!

LOL, bitching made it work.
Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 20169:07 pm

Bloomberg is calling this a “tie-race,” at 46-46% which is … dispiriting.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:07 pm

Are we good again?

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:07 pm

Sweet.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:07 pm

I want to punch him in his bright orange face.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:08 pm

He’s less orange than usual tonight! This venue must have a hell of a lighting designer to balance that out.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:09 pm

Blah blah Mexico blah blah best plants blah.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:10 pm

… And HOW are you going to stop jobs from moving overseas? Why are YOU the best choice?

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:10 pm

BECAUSE OF YOUR RUNNING MATE. THAT’S WHY CARRIER LEFT.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:11 pm

I knew he was going to invoke Reagan.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:11 pm

LOL

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:12 pm

No uncle fluffy!

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:12 pm

I watched the Reagan/Mondale debate last night. So did Trump.
What. You don’t watch old debates.

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 20169:12 pm

Go for the jugular Clinton!

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:12 pm

No Uncle Fluffy indeed.

SMALL BUSINESS SHOUT OUT. DRINK!
Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:13 pm

Drink!

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:13 pm

A VERY SMALL AMOUNT? WHAT?

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:13 pm

Citation needed.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:14 pm

Isn’t VAT in the EU?

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:14 pm

I want to punch him again.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:15 pm

Lester’s already annoyed that he’s not answering questions.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:16 pm

Trump’s hand was shaking when he took that drink of water. He knows he’s out of his league.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:16 pm

I want to some day be able to say as much with a blink as Hillary does.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:17 pm

“Donald.” Heh.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:18 pm

She’s starting to dig. I think this night is looking up.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:19 pm

Investing in things that lose money is what keeps the Trumps afloat. I’m not sure what kind of room he has to attack that solar company I can’t remember the name of.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:20 pm

*Broad appeal to middle America*

Drink
Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:20 pm

Yeah, he doesn’t have a leg to stand on there.

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 20169:20 pm

She’s bringing all the receipts.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:22 pm

I figured it would take much longer than 20 minutes to derail him, and look at him go!

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:22 pm

“Well Donald, I know you live in your own reality…” DAMN GIRL!

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:23 pm

She drops her volume every time he gets het up. That’s smooth.

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 20169:24 pm

Why is Lester Holt not stepping in when Trump keeps interrupting?

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:24 pm

Reagan! Drink!

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:25 pm

This has been the whole game for them, “What do you want to do, Mr. Trump?” “HILLARY BURN BAD LADY RANT.”

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:25 pm

This is the best debate ever!

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:26 pm

He’s fucking losing it and she’s just laughing.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:26 pm

Pissy whiny baby man.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:26 pm

This is great! This is so great!

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:26 pm

I’m literally eating popcorn.

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 20169:27 pm

I need more wine.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:28 pm

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:28 pm

“Saying more crazy things!” She has 100% run out of fucks.

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 20169:30 pm

This is the Clinton we needed to see.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:30 pm

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:31 pm

Gif game on point!

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:32 pm

“Essentially financial information of sorts.”

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:33 pm

“You’re perfectly free to release your taxes during an audit.”

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 20169:33 pm

He cannot stand a woman speaking with authority for more than 90 seconds, max. I bet his rate of interruptions goes up as the debate goes on.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:33 pm

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:34 pm

Getting audited all the time isn’t really something to brag about.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:34 pm

I can’t even find a gif for this.

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 20169:35 pm

I was just going to say that, regarding the audits.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:35 pm

Her team prepped her SO well. This is amazing.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:36 pm

I think he should pay those taxes.

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 20169:36 pm

“Against my lawyers wishes.” um…. there is probably a reason for that.

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 20169:37 pm

She is trying so hard not to laugh at him outright.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:37 pm

Yes, it’s disgraceful to exercise your constitutional rights.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:38 pm

Whatever happened, it’s not the techie’s fault. Why does Trump hate techies?

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:38 pm

OMG we’re not a third world country. You jackass.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:39 pm

I can list banks! I know words!
Jesus.

What.
Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:39 pm

And maybe it’s because you haven’t paid any federal income taxes in years. BURN

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:41 pm

Yeah, insult the architect. Smooth.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:41 pm

Do you think he really didn’t pay his taxes? That would be a pretty good October surprise.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:42 pm

It’s not that he owed money and just didn’t pay it, he just took a billion deductions and moved shit around so he wouldn’t owe anything.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:43 pm

This is pretty good: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/literallytrump/

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:44 pm

Oh, shit’s about to get real.

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 20169:45 pm

“It’s all words. It’s all soundbites.” — Reminder that when Trump makes insults, usually there’s a direct correlation to himself.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:46 pm

“My investments are being threatened!”

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:47 pm

Chicago! DRINK

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:48 pm

Stop and frisk ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:49 pm

“Stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional.”

“You’re wrong.”

The fuck?
Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:49 pm

“A very against police judge.”

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:50 pm

I have property there.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:50 pm

You don’t get better relationships by having cops randomly stop people all the time!

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 20169:50 pm

C’mon, say community organizer.

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 20169:50 pm

I can’t believe this man is running against the most qualified candidate we’ve had in the last several decades.

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 20169:53 pm

Everything he is saying is not so coded racism.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:54 pm

“Implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police.” PRAISE HANDS!

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 20169:56 pm

BEING ENDORSED BY THE NRA IS NOT A GOOD THING!!

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:56 pm

I want to take guns away from black people! Why don’t you?

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:56 pm

Stop and frisk had nothing to do with declining murder rates! It just locked up non-white kids with weed.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:59 pm

HOLY FUCK GIRL!

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 20169:59 pm

*mic drop

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 20169:59 pm

Damn, I put away my popcorn. This is gonna be fun.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:00 pm

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:01 pm

BUT WHY DID YOU KEEP SAYING HE WAS KENYAN IF *YOU GOT HIM TO RELEASE THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE* YOU JACKASS?

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:02 pm

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:02 pm

I don’t think I can see that.

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 201610:02 pm

He is just rambling off some names.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:05 pm

Burn.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:05 pm

That’s how primary debates work! You try to make yourself look like the best option. Duh.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:06 pm

You settled with no admission of guilt. That’s not the same as having it dismissed without merit. And yeah, lots of companies were sued because all y’all fuckers were doing the same thing!

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:08 pm

I want to punch his smug smirk.

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 201610:10 pm

YES, you bring up Russia, Madame Secretary. Do it.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:10 pm

“It could be somebody sitting on their bed weighing 400 pounds.” Daaaaaaaamn, fucker.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:12 pm

“The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough.”

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:12 pm

We should all avoid cybering with D. Trump.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:13 pm

I just vomited in my mouth.

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 201610:14 pm

It’s like if he just says “cyber” he thinks he knows things.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:14 pm

“They shouldn’t have been in.” AND WHICH PARTY’S FAULT WAS IT THAT THEY WERE THERE?

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 201610:14 pm

I really just want to mute Trump when he’s speaking.

MISANDRY!!
Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:14 pm

You can’t just take another country’s resources!

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:15 pm

If nothing else, it’s in the damn ground. You can’t just pack it up.

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 201610:17 pm

Yes, Clinton, please answer the question asked.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:19 pm

Oh my god NATO doesn’t give a flying fuck what you said in an interview one time years ago. You egotistical fuck.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:20 pm

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 201610:21 pm

Sean Hannity is not who you want vouching for you.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:21 pm

tantrum

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:22 pm

“Call Sean Hannity!”

Everyone: Um, no.
Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:22 pm

“I have a much better temperament.” He’s so fucking delusional.

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 201610:22 pm

Her face!

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 201610:23 pm

Bragging about talking to Howard Stern hardly is a point of credibility.

Profile photo of Sara Habein Sara Habein Monday, September 26th, 201610:27 pm

“That’s diplomacy.” Something he would know nothing about.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:27 pm

You can hear Lester rolling his eyes.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:27 pm

Trump: America loses at everything.

Very patriot, that one.
Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:28 pm

Is he suggesting our military needs more equipment?

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:29 pm

I love that he simultaneously says everyone should get rid of their nukes and bitches that we aren’t making ours more advanced.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:33 pm

No! Mutual defense treaties should not be treated like business transactions.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:34 pm

She can’t even stop laughing at him.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:35 pm

Stamina? There’s one of you falling apart after an hour and half, Don, and it’s not the lady in red.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:36 pm

“Where did you find this?”

Not, “I didn’t say that.”
Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:37 pm

I keep typing things, but he keeps talking, and now I’m just blinking.

Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 201610:38 pm

A woman said a mean thing about me! Whomp, whomp

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:38 pm

Thank god that’s over.

Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh* [E] Selena MacIntosh* Monday, September 26th, 201610:39 pm

Dear heavens.

Should we do this for the VP debates?
Profile photo of Stephens Stephens Monday, September 26th, 201610:42 pm

Yes! I have grown to like Tim Kaine and he will folksy shade Pence hardcore.

Profile photo of [E] Hillary [E] Hillary Monday, September 26th, 201610:49 pm

Sure!

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Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

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