Fly on the Wall 1431 

On the scene at the Republican and Democratic National Convention.

Verbatim

Classic SNL-era writer/comic-turned-senator Al Franken was the guest speaker at the Tennessee delegation's first breakfast meeting at the Democratic National Convention.

Here are some of Franken's comments: "I'm very excited about this convention. I'm really looking forward to the speakers. I'll give you an example of the contrast between [the Republican] Convention and our convention. They had Scott Baio. We're going to have President Barack Obama.

"I talked to Bernie [Sanders] last night, and I'm really looking forward to his speech this evening. I know Bernie will be urging unity because there's so much at stake, and you know how much is at stake from watching last week's convention. That was one of the ugliest conventions I've ever seen, and the acceptance speech by Donald Trump was one of the scariest I've ever seen. What he basically did was present a dark, ugly picture of America. There are problems with America. There's no question about that, but he gave us no solutions to any of them. He gave magical thinking. He's going to defeat ISIS, and it's going to happen fast."

Body Talk

Sexism was rampant in the streets of Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. So remember, every time you share on Facebook that picture of Donald Trump with a small penis, you make this seem okay to some people. And this shouldn't be okay to anybody.

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