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Tuesday Morning News Dump 2/16/16 [Misanthropic Humanitarian]


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1 Bishop.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 16, 2016 09:00 AM (gyKtp)

2 That was some dump! Feel better?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 16, 2016 09:02 AM (i0ykY)

3 Long dump today. Needs more ampersands for completeness.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 09:04 AM (WVsWD)

4 What a relief!

Posted by: Relieved at February 16, 2016 09:04 AM (PbLZa)

5 Thanks Morons!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 16, 2016 09:05 AM (voOPb)

6 normal 0

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[just kidding]

Posted by: Word Paste at February 16, 2016 09:05 AM (JA5Qu)

7 Gee. You gotta feel sorry for Bernie Sanders. He worked really hard for those delegates, he earned them! And they're just going to take them away from him and give to somebody else because that person has a more favorable position on the victimhood hierarchy.

---

Sometimes, you know that God has a sense of humor. This is one of those times.

Posted by: joe at February 16, 2016 09:06 AM (ef6pV)

8 where's the beef?

Posted by: akak at February 16, 2016 09:06 AM (S8xs0)

9 How many of the refugees from HA successfully assimilated yesterday?

Posted by: joe at February 16, 2016 09:06 AM (ef6pV)

10 I believe in you, amigos. Do you believe in me?

Posted by: Ready For Jeb!!11!! at February 16, 2016 09:08 AM (Dwehj)

11 Ah yes, socialism. I remember with great fondness when the Occupy members complained about all the thefts from their tents by other, er, less committed Socialists they had picked up like fleas.

But it is totes gonna work on a much larger scale like say Venezuela, especially if you got a taste for long pig.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 16, 2016 09:08 AM (gyKtp)

12 Something odd about that HotAir incident yesterday.
It's like it never happened.

Posted by: Georgio Farfield at February 16, 2016 09:08 AM (aSKQD)

13 Delegate redistribution sucks.

Posted by: Colonel Bernie Sanders at February 16, 2016 09:09 AM (Dwehj)

14 paul "abdullah" ryan opens his yap. Trump's poll numbers go up a couple more points.

gopErs gotta gopE.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 09:09 AM (WVsWD)

15 How many of the refugees from HA successfully assimilated yesterday?


Most of them.

Don't go looking out back, though.

Posted by: Truck Full of Shovels and Bags of Lime at February 16, 2016 09:09 AM (1xUj/)

16 Something odd about that HotAir incident yesterday.
It's like it never happened.




Back peddling at the speed of light.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 09:10 AM (ApT0U)

17 Trump is an asshole.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 09:10 AM (xWW96)

18 Face it comrades, a true republic is a very hard thing to keep functioning properly, and a faux republic like what we now have, through years of inattention to detail, is easily replaced by democracy, then socialism, and finally communism in all its glory!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 09:11 AM (wYnyS)

19 I watched the feeds for Best Metal Performance as I am a big Ghost fan, and couldn't believe just how lame the audience was for the non-pop awards. If there were 100 people in the audience, I'd be surprised.

You could really tell that Papa thought it was bullshit to be giving an acceptance speech to an empty room.

Overall, I just find it funny that the only people who reliably actually pay for their music are the metal fans, and the Grammy's treat them like absolute garbage every. single. year.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 09:12 AM (V40IZ)

20 >>Parents & educators have failed us

I'm not sure failed is the right word since they have been doing this intentionally. I'd say betrayed is more like it.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 09:12 AM (/tuJf)

21 This just in: Paul Ryan is a sellout piece of shit.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at February 16, 2016 09:12 AM (SLJ40)

22 Ryan is just what most of us thought he was: A lying cock sucking RINO.

CUE THE SHILL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2016 09:12 AM (mw8Dm)

23 Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 09:09 AM (WVsWD)

Can you imagine what it would be like if we didn't have a solid principled conservative Republican leaders in both the House and Senate?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 09:13 AM (wYnyS)

24 "What do you believe in Jeb?"

We need to punctuate that question.

1. What? Do you believe in Jeb?

2. What do you believe in? Jeb?

3. What do you believe in, Jeb?

Posted by: Attila (Pillage Idiot) at February 16, 2016 09:14 AM (p9FbV)

25 "CUE THE SHILL"

Which one?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 09:14 AM (WVsWD)

26 Deleted Hot Air from my list of Favorites. The goodbye threads were heartbreaking. On the other hand, I haven't missed LGF in many years, and HA now dwells with them in my mind.

Posted by: Avogadra at February 16, 2016 09:14 AM (UDMos)

27 does anyone really believe that this Congress will do anything
to stop the JEF from nominating Scalia's replacement? And that
that person [sic] will get the nod??

Posted by: geezer der mensch at February 16, 2016 09:14 AM (DE31Y)

28 I came down with one hell of a cold last week. Yesterday I slept for about 20 hours. Feel better now. A bit weak and muscle achy, but that's it.

Just catching up on the Scalia news. A bit more interested in the Hillary! dog barking moment.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 16, 2016 09:14 AM (bpn7O)

29

111 MILLION AMERICANS CAN BE WRONG
There may be no recovering from Super Bowl 50's many fumbles.


http://spectator.org/articles/65490/111-million-americans-can-be-wrong

yip, sad

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 09:14 AM (qCMvj)

30 Mitch will Fold and Suck by 4TH of July...
For a Supreme Court Nominee..
1 Black 2 Female , 3 Lesbo
2 out 0f 3 is fixed.
Once again we get a Missouri Boat Ride.

Posted by: Uranus at February 16, 2016 09:15 AM (hforh)

31 "CUE THE SHILL"

Which one?
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 09:14 AM (WVsWD)


Well of of course the one and only HOUSE SHILL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2016 09:15 AM (mw8Dm)

32 2 hours driving - finally in at work

Hell of a weekend. In a not so good sense.

Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at February 16, 2016 09:15 AM (3ZtZW)

33 Whaaaaaaat?!?


Bernie and his Supporters don't like the Democrat Party's-

Delegate Socialism?


Where an Elite of Older, Wiser Men and Woman decide who has the Greater Need for Their Votes-

and, clearly, Hillary! has a greater need for the nomination than does Bernie and his supporters.

The need to get their minds straight.

All is right with the world now that-

Voting Justice

has been implemented

Posted by: naturalfake at February 16, 2016 09:15 AM (KUa85)

34 "Can you imagine what it would be like if we didn't have a solid principled conservative Republican leaders in both the House and Senate?"

I am waiting for the gopE to build a wall. To keep us in.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 09:15 AM (WVsWD)

35
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 16, 2016 09:08 AM (gyKtp)

That entire thing was hilarious. My favorite part was when they realized that direct democracy wasn't working because everyone was splitting up into groups, factions if you will. If only there were some relevant literature that could have helped them inform their decisions. Too bad nobody ever wrote anything about the values of a republican form of government over direct democracy.

Posted by: joe at February 16, 2016 09:16 AM (ef6pV)

36 Yes, I believe this Congress will block another JEF nomination for the SC, but not for the right reasons.

Basically, my thoughts are they want the threat of the next President making an SC pick right away for the most important election in ever cudgel to drag their boy Mario Rubio over the finish line.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 09:17 AM (V40IZ)

37 Well of of course the one and only HOUSE SHILL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2016 09:15 AM (mw8Dm)

I was teasing you Ngu.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 09:17 AM (WVsWD)

38 Hmmm.

Lousy spelling.


MOAR KAWPHEE!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 16, 2016 09:17 AM (KUa85)

39

wow a Cruz kind-of endorsement from an AmSpec contributor:

TRAGEDY AND CHOICES: AFTER SCALIA, THE CASE FOR CRUZ
Trump's childish antics are a huge loser.


http://spectator.org/articles/65485/tragedy-and-choices-after-scalia-case-cruz

because of Scalia's passing

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 09:17 AM (qCMvj)

40 Heh, Dem establishment working very hard to keep their voters home on election day.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 09:17 AM (xWW96)

41 MUMR would be a great fit over at Haw Dair.

Posted by: Institute Substitute Restitute Prostitute at February 16, 2016 09:18 AM (JA5Qu)

42 Man just when I thought I was getting into the roots of communism in our country, probing into various points back to Wilson and the federal reserve currency takeover ... Now I gotta go back to the forty-eighters ... 1848, when Germans came over, influenced partly by the Commie Manifesto of 1848 and their revolutions. They liked Lincoln .... who did kinda make government bigger.

Are we tea partiers still fighting the behemoth, or is it just a choice of Godzilla or Genghis Khan now?

and good morning sunshine

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 16, 2016 09:18 AM (5Gpe2)

43 Heh, Dem establishment working very hard to keep their voters home on election day.>>>

They want a repub in the WH when this all tanks.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 16, 2016 09:19 AM (XtAzU)

44 How many of the refugees from HA successfully assimilated yesterday?"

Er, both of them?

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at February 16, 2016 09:19 AM (C9pBZ)

45 I am waiting for the gopE to build a wall around Washington DC. To keep us in [i}out.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 09:15 AM (WVsWD)


FIFY

Posted by: naturalfake at February 16, 2016 09:20 AM (KUa85)

46 That entire thing was hilarious. My favorite part was when they realized that direct democracy wasn't working because everyone was splitting up into groups, factions if you will.



They were lucky. In earlier times, someone could have went Genghis Khan on their asses.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 09:20 AM (ApT0U)

47 friends, we have nothing to fear from these "migrants" from
'The Ether which is Heated'...burp

Posted by: geezer der mensch at February 16, 2016 09:21 AM (DE31Y)

48 To steal and modify a line used here by someone else, if you want to be depressed:

June 1944, US 18 year old men storm beaches at Normandy fighting an army run by a National Socialist!



February 2016, US 18 year old "children" ready to fight to get a national Socialist elected President!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 09:21 AM (wYnyS)

49 30 >> Mitch will Fold and Suck by 4TH of July...

21 >> This just in: Paul Ryan is a sellout piece of shit.

This is not the hill to stand on. In fact, while there is a Hill, there is no hill.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 16, 2016 09:21 AM (gyKtp)

50 So parenting...

I was talking to my oldest yesterday about having a sense of urgency when he completes a task.

I tell him "ok son what do you think soldiers do if their commander says "Over there! There's a guy trying to shoot us. Do they just mosey on over or do they act quickly?"

Son "they shoot the bad guy but I don't have a gun so I'd have to smash him with a stick!"


Uh...sure ok not where I was going with this but way to have a plan, son.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 09:22 AM (NtDAC)

51 is it too much to ask for an autopsy of Justice Scalia?


Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 16, 2016 09:22 AM (0O7c5)

52
40 Heh, Dem establishment working very hard to keep their voters home on election day.

----
Since Bernie is an independent, and Trump is a wild card, they should both run as independents, there by leaving the major parties to put up Hillary and Bush. Hilarity would ensue.

Posted by: Chillin the most at February 16, 2016 09:22 AM (BI43k)

53 Grammys:

Had no idea they happened.

Of course Jimmy Carter won for best spoken album. Protip:don't release your audio book the same year as a Dem president, former president or candidate.

Being terminally unhip, I hadn't heard most of the nominated stuff, but come on. Is Taylor Swift really that good?

Grateful for the list - I have done nice vocal & choral classical music to listen to now. I Will stay away from contemporary stuff though.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at February 16, 2016 09:22 AM (mL2BD)

54 Voting Justice

has been implemented



Colonel Sanders is upset when his socialism actually gets put into practice on him?

He should be OK with it, shouldn't he? In fact, shouldn't he be singing praises from the rooftops?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 09:22 AM (LUgeY)

55 Man just when I thought I was getting into the roots of communism in our country, probing into various points back to Wilson and the federal reserve currency takeover ... Now I gotta go back to the forty-eighters ... 1848, when Germans came over, influenced partly by the Commie Manifesto of 1848 and their revolutions.


Yes, the Manifesto was from '48, but it didn't cause the revolutions throughout Europe that year, it like them was a symptom.

Every strand of history you pull on loosens another thread.

It's both fascinating and frustrating.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 16, 2016 09:22 AM (1xUj/)

56 >>Uh...sure ok not where I was going with this but way to have a plan, son.

Heh. At least he's being resourceful?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:23 AM (NOIQH)

57

THE PERFECT REFUGEE STORM
It is leveling Europe and it won't stop there.

...

But those events aren't the root cause of the perfect refugee storm. The causes are the weakness of southern European governments, the dedication to multicultural theology in Europe, the refusal of Muslims to assimilate, and the structure of the EU which makes impossible any unified approach to the crisis.

...

Europe's dedication to multiculturalism is perhaps the biggest reason that the refugee crisis threatens the entire continent. Italy, France, Germany, and the rest of the EU (and America under Obama) are too weak to admit that multiculturalism has failed, so they do not defend themselves against the refugee onslaught.

Multiculturalism boils down to a false humanitarianism coupled with the intense belief that no culture is better than another and that all people have the same values, ambitions, and goals.

...

There is another perfect storm brewing across the Atlantic. The multiculturalists in America -- like Obama, Clinton, and Sanders -- will do the same to the United States that the EU is doing to its members.


http://spectator.org/articles/65478/perfect-refugee-storm

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 09:23 AM (qCMvj)

58 From Drudge:

Kanye West Asks 'White Publications' to Stop Commenting on 'Black Music'...

So shouldn't Kanye West stop commenting on "white publications"?

Posted by: rickl at February 16, 2016 09:23 AM (zoehZ)

59 lauren

that a kid who thinks! good for him

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 16, 2016 09:24 AM (0O7c5)

60 So shouldn't Kanye West stop commenting on "white publications"?

Posted by: rickl at February 16, 2016 09:23 AM (zoehZ)
and asking a white man for a billion dollars......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 16, 2016 09:25 AM (0O7c5)

61 When Kanye starts making music, he can have a say about it.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 09:25 AM (V40IZ)

62 I did not have congress with that city---Vienna.

Posted by: bill clinton at February 16, 2016 09:25 AM (WOyz5)

63 "Trump financed gang of 8" is misleading and unhelpful.

How about a full list of EVERY politician he's donated to and when, and what office they actually occupied at the time of the donation.

That would require actual journalism, which I understand is far too much to ask of any actual journalist, and smacks of conformity if done by a blogger.

Insinuation playacting as a scoop like that only steels the resolve of Trump supporters.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 16, 2016 09:25 AM (xuouz)

64
Isnt there some sort of anti-pervy medication Spitzer can take?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 16, 2016 09:25 AM (iQIUe)

65 What a complete piece of shit Paul Ryan turned out to be.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2016 09:26 AM (B48dK)

66 I don't think Jeb Bush is a bad guy. Some things he says and does are right-on.

It's just the important issues where he always seems to be dead wrong.

Morning, glorious, colorful folks in gray boxes!

Speaking of morning glory, I tried to capture the magnificence of this day's sunrise. Couldn't, of course, but, hey, it's sharper than some of the art thread paintings! The close-as-I-could-get results on my site:
http://bit.ly/sunrise--2016-02-16

Posted by: mindful webworker - present at February 16, 2016 09:26 AM (fjZl+)

67 64 Chemical castration.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2016 09:26 AM (B48dK)

68 Oh, have had several conversations about socialism thanks to heroic Bernie Sanders ads. Son thinks Bernie seems great (but knows I don't think so). Had to get into intentions vs. outcomes, because regardless of how Bernie *wants* to fix the US, *how* he wants to do will destroy it AND hurt a lot of people.

Probably will have this conversation again, because the whole "but he seems nice and he wants to help" can so easily be lull one into wanting to go along w/someone who really means well (in their warped, destructive way)....

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:27 AM (NOIQH)

69 Grammys:



Being terminally unhip, I hadn't heard most of the nominated stuff, but come on. Is Taylor Swift really that good?


Posted by: chique d'afrique

I despise the farce of celebrities handing each other awards, but here the Grammys are superior to the mvie awards. They're giving awards to singers and groups that are actually being listened to, instead of pretentious craptastic movies that are strategically released soley to qualify for the awards, forget how many people saw it or would admit to seeing it.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 16, 2016 09:27 AM (326rv)

70 If we're allowed to vote because it's cheaper than putting us in camps, maybe we should find out just how much it would cost to put us in camps.

That could be important.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 16, 2016 09:28 AM (u5gzz)

71 is it too much to ask for an autopsy of Justice Scalia?


Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 16, 2016 09:22 AM (0O7c5)

Yes, nothing to see here, move along, everyone normally goes to sleep wearing neat pajamas, crossing their arms, and not ruffling the bedclothes, but only after placing a pillow over their heads to block out the light (instead of turning out the light).

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 09:28 AM (wYnyS)

72 So, Kanye is $50+ million in debt.
Huh, never would have pegged that guy for poor impulse control...

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:28 AM (NOIQH)

73 btw nice pic, MindWeb!

Posted by: geezer der mensch at February 16, 2016 09:28 AM (DE31Y)

74 Good morning, HA!

Say, where's the 8 AM content I always count on? And who broke the Headlines? And what happened to my blockquotes button? And why haven't I seen anything by the most astute and stellar Taylor Millard in 2 days??

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 09:28 AM (rsudF)

75 Speaking of newspapers misrepresenting guns (repeating myself somewhat from last night):

As we were leaving the grocery store late last night, Milady pointed out the headline on the Tulsa World.

"Guns used in most domestic deaths."

Um, really?

I mean, murders, suicides, and self-defense deaths, yeah, I can see, but I don't think they really mean most domestic deaths.

Posted by: mindful webworker - bang-up job at February 16, 2016 09:29 AM (fjZl+)

76 Had to get into intentions vs. outcomes, because regardless of how Bernie *wants* to fix the US, *how* he wants to do will destroy it AND hurt a lot of people.


Yeah, I suppose it's possible to clean all the dirt off the car by using sandpaper, but I'm not sure that's the correct way to do it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 09:29 AM (LUgeY)

77 So, Kanye is $50+ million in debt.
Huh, never would have pegged that guy for poor impulse control...
Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:28 AM (NOIQH)


heh

no doubt

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 09:29 AM (qCMvj)

78 Morning horde. Rainy and icy here in Mordor.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 09:29 AM (Lixdp)

79 If we're allowed to vote because it's cheaper than putting us in camps, maybe we should find out just how much it would cost to put us in camps.

That could be important.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 16, 2016 09:28 AM (u5gzz)



They've got a team doing the cost benefit analysis as we speak, remember the Federal Government owns virtually all of the American West!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 09:29 AM (wYnyS)

80 What has Paul Ryan done? Google news has him saying The Won is his least-favorite US President, and that's about it.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 16, 2016 09:30 AM (bpn7O)

81 The "celebrities" demand tens of thousands of dollars worth of "gift bags" to even deign to show up at these award shows.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2016 09:30 AM (B48dK)

82 "26 Deleted Hot Air from my list of Favorites. The goodbye threads were heartbreaking. On the other hand, I haven't missed LGF in many years, and HA now dwells with them in my mind.
Posted by: Avogadra at February 16, 2016 09:14 AM (UDMos)"

__________________________________________________

Indeed. Do we go running back to the lover that cheated on us just because they said they were sorry? I don't. I should have gotten myself banned yesterday for good measure.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 09:30 AM (rsudF)

83 Goalpost moving.

Trump is a Dem!
But he's given more to Republicans.

He's given to the wrong Republicans!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2016 09:30 AM (WOyz5)

84 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 16, 2016 09:22 AM (0O7c5)

Yes...it is too much to ask.

Absent evidence of foul play, the decision is his family's.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 16, 2016 09:31 AM (Zu3d9)

85 Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 16, 2016 09:30 AM (bpn7O)

His hands were tied!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 09:31 AM (wYnyS)

86 So, Kayne West is 50 million in debt. Amazing how many dumbassed people with money there is. And anyone who would front Kayne West the price of a cup of coffee is a dumbass.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 09:31 AM (xWW96)

87 Also, young people aren't socialist. They don't understand socialism any more than they understand the proper interplay of the sexes, or of employers and employees, or of the government and the governed, and they never will as long as they're insulated from risk and reward the way young people in this country have been since before I was born.

The Berniebots have had their real and laudable idealism hijacked by shadow-state global socialists. Young people want to do the right thing and they must be shown what that means, because they're being lied to and death camps are at the end of that road.

We self segregate from pop culture as much as we're exiled. We thrash and shout instead of pointing and reasoning. It's a failure of leadership, but absent leaders it is individual citizens who have to take the reins.

Run for local office.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 16, 2016 09:32 AM (xuouz)

88 The Grammy's have the same problem as the Oscars in that people vote on name recognition of the impression that they should vote one way or the other.

If you think you're unhip, you're probably still cooler than the Grammy's voting body. Once you're out of the pop genres, it's a clusterfuck from the bottom to the top.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 09:32 AM (V40IZ)

89 I think Trump should front Kayne the 50 mil. They are kindred assholes.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 09:32 AM (xWW96)

90

So Thomas Sowell chooses Cruz.
'Bout time he came around and spoke up.



Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 09:32 AM (qCMvj)

91 >>Sometimes, you know that God has a sense of humor. This is one of those times.


Yup. How does it feel to have your delegates redistributed, bucko?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:32 AM (NOIQH)

92 The thing is, I think she is sincere but has caught the DC delusion that talking about doing something is action. Given that she considers Politico a legitimate source, I am wiiling to concede she may also not be sincere.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 16, 2016 09:33 AM (GDulk)

93 What a complete piece of shit Paul Ryan turned out to be.
Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2016 09:26 AM (B48dK)

And I was advocating for him when he got the VP pick. Dirtbag.

Hey what's the smell in this thread? Kind of... gassy.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 16, 2016 09:33 AM (xuouz)

94 Being a bit contrarian, I'd say that IF Obama did a recess appointment, that may actually be the best long-term outcome.

Every non-Democrat in every federal election can then run on reversing the "illegal" Court decisions.

What will Shit Midas do?

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 16, 2016 09:33 AM (fQ/0p)

95 I would vote Taylor Swift all the awards because..................legs, she's got 'em..........I like 'em.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 09:34 AM (xWW96)

96 I think Trump should front Kayne the 50 mil. They are kindred assholes.
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 09:32 AM (xWW96)

Trump/West 2016

The "fuck you in particular and quite specifically, maddogg" ticket

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 16, 2016 09:34 AM (xuouz)

97 Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:27 AM (NOIQH)

You need to drive it home that what Sanders is proposing is not new, novel, or untested. It's been tried around the world in dozens of places over the past hundred years and failed miserably and spectacularly every time.

When you get down to it, rhetoric is meaningless and results are everything, and with a track record like Socialism, we're better off doing nothing at all.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 16, 2016 09:35 AM (HalrA)

98

First anti-Trump bumper sticker spotted

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/02/first-anti-trump-bumper-sticker-spotted/

it says Tuck Frump.

heh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 09:35 AM (qCMvj)

99 "Guns used in most domestic deaths."

...of youths who get shot to death by other youths in Baltimore.

And now you know the rest of the headlie.

Posted by: Paul Harvey at February 16, 2016 09:35 AM (JA5Qu)

100 80 What has Paul Ryan done? Google news has him saying The Won is his least-favorite US President, and that's about it.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 16, 2016 09:30 AM (bpn7O)

Sold us out, stabbed us in the back, etc...

Other than that he put out a video ranking his least and most favorite Presidents.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 09:35 AM (Lixdp)

101 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 16, 2016 09:36 AM (kff5f)

102 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 16, 2016 09:36 AM (kff5f)

103 <i>Can you imagine the anarchy that would break out if Bernie Sanders has
more "regular" delegates going into the convention but the
superdelegates reverse that and give the nomination to Hillary?!?</i>

Pass the popcorn!

Posted by: batter at February 16, 2016 09:37 AM (SO7Xq)

104 "Yes, the Manifesto was from '48, but it didn't cause the revolutions throughout Europe that year, it like them was a symptom.
Every strand of history you pull on loosens another thread." Bandersnatch

yeah, and thanks for that tidbit. My German ancestors from both sides came over to "the land of Lincoln" around the 1860s, but I don't know of their politics. One that didn't come then wrote a sad letter begging for help to get out of miserable conditions in Germany.

The Civil War was complex and it seems slavery is so big an issue it obliterates the loss of state rights or other details. My New Orleans Facebook friends post historical notes as they fight the removal of old monuments there. I'm always playing catch up.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 16, 2016 09:37 AM (5Gpe2)

105 What will Shit Midas do?

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 16, 2016 09:33 AM (fQ/0p)

Put a black woman up for the USSC. That way IF the repubs actually block her the libs have the racism and war on women talking points.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 09:37 AM (Lixdp)

106


Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:27 AM (NOIQH)
i've continuously had the socialism conversation with my kids since they were very young.....probably since they were 7 years old...thankfully, they've paid enough attention to recognize the "bern" as a total loser.......i'll have 3 that are of voting age in the general election. my 21 year old libertarian is going with cruz since rand has bailed on him. my youngest girl likes dr. carson .....my oldest girl is undecided but leaning towards the doctor.my youngest daughter has to campaign in a group for a candidate her group was going to do cruz but ended up with rubio.....whom we refer to as "the lesser cruz" in our house......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 16, 2016 09:37 AM (0O7c5)

107 >>You need to drive it home that what Sanders is proposing is not new, novel, or untested.


Excellent point!

He definitely has the right instincts. He hates Obama, is put-off by all the crybullies "offense" at everything. I've just got to keep him on track...

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:38 AM (NOIQH)

108 103 Nothing will happen,they will huff and puff and than dutifully vote for her in November.Just like Hillary's supporters did last time.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2016 09:38 AM (B48dK)

109 Yesterday I saw my first press conference with Trump answering questions from the lizard pool.
Got to say , Trump is my vote...

Posted by: Uranus at February 16, 2016 09:38 AM (hforh)

110 102
Burn it down.

Scatter the stones.

Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 16, 2016 09:36 AM (kff5f)
ah.....now the day can begin!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 16, 2016 09:38 AM (0O7c5)

111 Maybe it's a Friar Tuck reference? A tonsured head and brown sack-cloth isn't exactly attractive.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2016 09:38 AM (WOyz5)

112 Commune of Paris, also called Paris Commune, French Commune de Paris, (1781) and the 'Jacobins'.

The word Jacobin now has multiple meanings.

Thomas Paine, noted revolutionary, was a Girondists and when the Commune failed to deliver Utopia, Paine was sent to the dungeons. Saved by James Monroe.

It is not clear to me that 'Commune' as used in that time means the same as Commune as used by the Communists in 1917 and later.

There appear to be some similarities between the French Revolution at that time and the later 1917 events. One should also make note of the purges of disloyal party members during the troubles of 1930's in Germany.

One must take care in choosing sides. Choosing poorly has deleterious effects on one's health.

Posted by: Georgio Farfield at February 16, 2016 09:39 AM (aSKQD)

113
This is a really good piece on Cruz's strategy.

High-Tech Ted

Not Cruz. He told my producers recently, "I bought a copy of David Plouffe, Obama's campaign manager's book, 'The Audacity to Win,' gave it to our senior team (and told them) we are going to nakedly and shamelessly emulate this."


His ground game is in Beast Mode.
Love him.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 09:39 AM (qCMvj)

114 So the left is destroying monuments to Confederate generals while they build monuments to Margaret Sanger.

This really isn't about racism, is it?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 16, 2016 09:40 AM (u5gzz)

115

This is a really good piece on Cruz's strategy.

High-Tech Ted

Not Cruz. He told my producers recently, "I bought a copy of David Plouffe, Obama's campaign manager's book, 'The Audacity to Win,' gave it to our senior team (and told them) we are going to nakedly and shamelessly emulate this."


His ground game is in Beast Mode.
Love him.

http://humanevents.com/2016/02/10/high-tech-ted/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 09:40 AM (qCMvj)

116 What do you believe in, Jeb?



*****


Well, for one, I believe that if enough boys and girls across this great nation will clap their hands, that my Tinkerbell of a campaign will get up off its deathbed and sparkle like never before. Come on boys and girls. You've got to believe! You can clap!

/¿Jeb?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 16, 2016 09:40 AM (NeFrd)

117 While not everyone can walk away with a golden gramophone trophy, performers and presenters at this year's Grammy Awards will be able to take home over $22,000 worth of swag for simply showing up at the star-studded event.


Charity begins at home.

YOUR home.

Not mine.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 09:40 AM (Lixdp)

118 >>whom we refer to as "the lesser cruz" in our house......



Son was "all in" with Romney last time around, as well half his classmates (private school). The problem is we're all so repelled by the overkill coverage so far, especially the 24x7 Trump stuff, that we haven't had time to discuss the other candidates.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:41 AM (NOIQH)

119 "Guns used in most domestic deaths."

What an asinine headline.

"Hammers used in most domestic construction."
"Brushes used in most domestic painting."
"Credit cards used in most domestic purchases."

That tells you less than nothing. Were those "deaths" murders? Were they self defense? Were they suicides? Were they accidents? If they were murders, were they murders of good people by bad people, of bad people by good people (okay- that one's not likely, because then it probably wouldn't be "murder"), or of bad people by bad people? How many of those "deaths" occurred only because of a gun (that is: had a gun not been present, there is no possibility the victim would have died)?

MFM Delenda Est.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 16, 2016 09:41 AM (kff5f)

120 Co-worker is riding me today. She seems to think I should have done something prior to this week. However, I have done it several times in the past. I know what I'm doing. And, I know that we could not do it until this week.

Argh.

Posted by: TickledPink at February 16, 2016 09:43 AM (RLFFI)

121

first round of shoveling snow commences

at least it is exercise!

a silver lining somewhere in there

have fun y'all

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 09:43 AM (qCMvj)

122 >>This really isn't about racism, is it?


Some have caught on to this --- but they don't get much coverage.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hy9vlsa


Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:44 AM (NOIQH)

123 Carrying on my comments about Leon Wolf saying Rubiot will win if he comes in 2nd in SC from 354:

#1, if you are to have a path to the nomination, you MUST have a realistic plan for winning on Super Tuesday.
#2, if your plan relies on beating Trump, HOW are you going to attract his voters to you? Both on Super Tuesday, the rest of the primary AND in the general?

Rubiot has nothing for #1 and the exact opposite of what you need for #2.

Trump has polling that will--barring any massive blow-up--carry him to a majority of Super Tuesday delegates.

Cruz has an organization that may surprise.

Rubiot has the Underpants Gnome plan; "somehow, something, mumble, mumble, spend lots of money--and then I win Super Tuesday!"

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 16, 2016 09:44 AM (fQ/0p)

124 How does it feel to have your delegates redistributed, bucko?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:32 AM (NOIQH)

Sort of like the economics professor that redistributed the grades to the dismay of the students!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 09:44 AM (wYnyS)

125 "There appear to be some similarities between the French Revolution at that time and the later 1917 events. One should also make note of the purges of disloyal party members during the troubles of 1930's in Germany.

Posted by: Georgio Farfield at February 16, 2016 09:39 AM (aSKQD)"

____________________________________________

Well, the French Revolution really is the beginning of communitarian nation building. It was so new they didn't have a name for it since Marx wasn't even alive yet.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 09:44 AM (rsudF)

126 "Trump financed gang of 8" is misleading .

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 16, 2016 09:25 AM (xuouz)
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You know, it's almost like Trump could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and Trumpsters would find some way to rationalize it.



Posted by: Bill Murray at February 16, 2016 09:45 AM (LISuA)

127 Oops- sock removal fail.

Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 09:46 AM (LISuA)

128 What is a Mark Ronson? (Grammy for Uptown Funk "featuring" Bruno Mars, which, as far as I can tell, means "performed completely by Bruno Mars.")

Posted by: Gem at February 16, 2016 09:46 AM (c+gwp)

129 Ah yes, the pungent smell of urine and stale coffee in the morning. Is that subtle undertone last nights Val-U-Rite and White Owls? Yea, it's still hanging in the air. Splendid reception for the newbies. And speaking of the refugees, from what I gather, HA is either rethinking things or the the transition has "issues" yet to be resolved.

Time to do some ONT catch-up.
Peace out.

Posted by: IP at February 16, 2016 09:47 AM (aQQbl)

130 "Co-Worker is riding me today".

Good Gawd ... it's like the rules don't even apply around here anymore.

Pics. Or. It. Did. Not. Happen.

Posted by: Irony at February 16, 2016 09:47 AM (BHaRb)

131 remember the Federal Government owns virtually all of the American West!


*****


Oh Lawdy Brer Fox, don't throw me in dat dere Briar Patch, nosirree!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 16, 2016 09:47 AM (NeFrd)

132 "You know, it's almost like Trump could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and Trumpsters would find some way to rationalize it.



Posted by: Bill Murray at February 16, 2016 09:45 AM (LISuA)"

_________________________________________________

Where have I heard that before? Did GOPe Jeb say something like that to try and sully His Royal Highness, Trump?

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 09:48 AM (rsudF)

133 Chillin the most: Since Bernie is an independent, and Trump is a wild card, they should both run as independents, there by leaving the major parties to put up Hillary and Bush. Hilarity would ensue.

You been reading the prediction I've been making since last October? My presumption, the major parties wouldn't be allowing Trump or Sanders, and then they run as 3rd & 4th parties. Might have to substitute Biden for Hillary or Rubio for Jeb! but same difference.

Posted by: mindful webworker - a veritable Nostradamus at February 16, 2016 09:48 AM (fjZl+)

134 If any liberals are reading this, please tell your compatriots to please not consider offering to split the Country into two separate countries. I know you guys would really want a country where you can implement all of your dream policies without any interference from conservatives. Please don't do it !

Posted by: Max Brier Rabbitansky at February 16, 2016 09:48 AM (1g+wZ)

135 Sort of like the economics professor that redistributed the grades to the dismay of the students!


*****


We weren't dismayed!

Posted by: D and F students at February 16, 2016 09:49 AM (NeFrd)

136 "IF" Trump were to shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue, it would be because that someone was a mugger threatening a little old lady who had been shopping, and the mugger was holding said innocent lady at knife point, and the shooting would be completely justified.

Does that work? Speaking hypothetically of course.

Posted by: Georgio Farfield at February 16, 2016 09:49 AM (aSKQD)

137 "134 If any liberals are reading this, please tell your compatriots to please not consider offering to split the Country into two separate countries. I know you guys would really want a country where you can implement all of your dream policies without any interference from conservatives. Please don't do it !
Posted by: Max Brier Rabbitansky at February 16, 2016 09:48 AM (1g+wZ)"

_______________________________________________

Forget it. Tyrants have no interest in live and let live. They must rule over all.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 09:49 AM (rsudF)

138 So...Hillary really did bark. Wow.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/hillary_barks.html

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:50 AM (NOIQH)

139 "You know, it's almost like Trump could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and Trumpsters would find some way to rationalize it.



Then he'd be shooting yankees, so, yeah.
Not seeing the issue.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 09:51 AM (ApT0U)

140 Forget it. Tyrants have no interest in live and let live. They must rule over all.


It's the mental illness that dare not speak its name because politics.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 09:51 AM (LUgeY)

141 Oh Lawdy Brer Fox, don't throw me in dat dere Briar Patch, nosirree!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 16, 2016 09:47 AM (NeFrd)

Dat dere Briar Patch surrounded by concertina doan be so much fun, nosiree!

Posted by: B'rer Weasel at February 16, 2016 09:51 AM (wYnyS)

142 In another year or two it will be near impossible to distinguish W from Barbara.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at February 16, 2016 09:52 AM (nFdGS)

143 Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 09:51 AM (ApT0U)

Not nice, and not correct.

He would be shooting tourists from all over the world.

English is definitely a second language on 5th Ave.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 16, 2016 09:52 AM (Zu3d9)

144 "So the left is destroying monuments to Confederate generals while they build monuments to Margaret Sanger.

This really isn't about racism, is it?" Cloyd Freud

Well to the main guy pushing it, it is, at least on the political face of it. It is pandering to a base that must be fed. But yeah, their motives are far from pure. And the counter revolt may be more than anticipated. hopefully.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 16, 2016 09:52 AM (5Gpe2)

145 Is Taylor Swift really that good?
Posted by: chique d'afrique at February 16, 2016 09:22 AM (mL2BD)
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I agree with you Chique; Taylor Swift has a thin ready voice, and I nearly always change the radio station if they pay something of hers.

She is an outstanding marketer though. A music business genius.

Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 09:52 AM (LISuA)

146 So...Hillary really did bark. Wow.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/hillary_barks.html

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:50 AM (NOIQH)


If someone doesn't find a way to use the video of Hillary! barking

in a "Hitler Finds Out" kind of memey way.


Then the terrorists have won and America is lost.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 16, 2016 09:52 AM (KUa85)

147 Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 09:51 AM (ApT0U)

Not nice, and not correct.


But funneh.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 16, 2016 09:53 AM (kff5f)

148 We weren't dismayed!

Posted by: D and F students at February 16, 2016 09:49 AM (NeFrd)

There's always a "bell curve" argument to be made!

Posted by: Median Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 09:53 AM (wYnyS)

149 Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 09:49 AM (rsudF)

Yeah, we have Korea and Viet Nam as historical examples. What *is* it with north/south splits anyway? Is Germany the only east/west? And *their* natural cultural split is actually north/south as well.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 16, 2016 09:54 AM (GDulk)

150 I think cars are used in most domestic deaths. Or maybe homes (accidents) are used in most domestic deaths.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 16, 2016 09:54 AM (iQIUe)

151 Rubio nor Heb is going to win FL. And half of the voters live in northern states!

Posted by: FCF at February 16, 2016 09:55 AM (kejii)

152 Taylor Swift doesn't have a good voice but she is pretty good at writing music and lyrics.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 16, 2016 09:55 AM (1g+wZ)

153
72 So, Kanye is $50+ million in debt.
Huh, never would have pegged that guy for poor impulse control...
Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:28 AM (NOIQH)


Hasn't he promised to run for Preznint in 2020? Got to burnish his bona fides.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 16, 2016 09:55 AM (BK3ZS)

154 Funny, during Benghazi, she was the dog that DIDN'T bark.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 16, 2016 09:55 AM (NJ2TU)

155 There's always a "bell curve" argument to be made!
Posted by: Median Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 09:53 AM (wYnyS)


"Yo quiero taco bell curve."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 16, 2016 09:55 AM (kff5f)

156 Basically, my thoughts are they want the threat of the next President making an SC pick right away for the most important election in ever cudgel to drag their boy Mario Rubio over the finish line.
Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 09:17 AM


And I expect it will work. Ace is having fainting fits every 2 hours about Trumps uncouth behaviour. Cruz will be dragging 400lbs of Unamericanium by summer, making him too risky. By September that same old shit sandwich will be on the menu; the one Ace said he was sick and tired of serving every 4 years.

Revolution's over already. Too hard to get little boys to run away and join the circus when they're too scared to go down the front steps without holding Mommy's hand.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 16, 2016 09:55 AM (gjLib)

157 Not nice, and not correct.


It's a joke.
About as much as Trump shooting someone.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 09:55 AM (ApT0U)

158 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 16, 2016 09:54 AM (iQIUe)

Fact: Most domestic deaths occur in rooms!

Posted by: Anti-Room Federation at February 16, 2016 09:56 AM (wYnyS)

159 "Yeah, we have Korea and Viet Nam as historical examples. What *is* it with north/south splits anyway? Is Germany the only east/west? And *their* natural cultural split is actually north/south as well.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 16, 2016 09:54 AM (GDulk)"

________________________________________________

Yep. The commie tyrants want it all, and are only ever stopped by force, or the threat of force.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 09:56 AM (rsudF)

160 Then he'd be shooting yankees, so, yeah.
Not seeing the issue.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 09:51 AM (ApT0U)
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Someday, Trumpster, if you can visit NY, you'll find 5th is mostly tourists. Might be Yankees, might be from Alabama. Might be from anywhere. Probably not from NYC though.

Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 09:56 AM (LISuA)

161
150 Or maybe homes (accidents) are used in most domestic deaths.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 16, 2016 09:54 AM (iQIUe)


Word

-- The Wicked Witch of the East

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 16, 2016 09:57 AM (BK3ZS)

162 Over at Drudge it's being reported that one in three when asked, never heard of Scalia.

You might get the same if asking about Beyonce.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at February 16, 2016 09:57 AM (U6f54)

163 Given that so many researchers do research not to discover how the world works, but to reinforce some leftarded social theory, I'm surprised that no one has funded research into why there's something wrong with control freaks.

I mean, there is, but no one seems to pay any attention to that fact until somebody publishes a paper on it.

I'd like to see that meme become popular in our society. "Oh, you want to control me? Please go get some counseling and leave me alone."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 09:57 AM (LUgeY)

164 Lauren's Son: "they shoot the bad guy but I don't have a gun so I'd have to smash him with a stick!"

Did you then go into "don't bring a stick to a gunfight"?

Posted by: mindful webworker - idiot in a genius discussion at February 16, 2016 09:57 AM (fjZl+)

165 150 I think cars are used in most domestic deaths. Or maybe homes (accidents) are used in most domestic deaths.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 16, 2016 09:54 AM (iQIUe)

High capacity assault homes with the chimney thing that goes up

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 09:58 AM (Lixdp)

166 How come anytime Hills is in front of a black audience she goes all condescending? Barking like a dog?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 16, 2016 09:58 AM (iQIUe)

167 Over at Drudge it's being reported that one in three when asked, never heard of Scalia.

I'm surprised it's not higher. People are uninformed idiots.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 16, 2016 09:58 AM (NJ2TU)

168 Over at Drudge it's being reported that one in three when asked, never heard of Scalia.

--

Hell, wasn't it not too long ago that a large portion of the public couldn't even identify who was vice president? This country is full of the truly unaware, uninformed and ignorant.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 16, 2016 09:59 AM (pVkEV)

169 >>Funny, during Benghazi, she was the dog that DIDN'T bark.

Heh!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 09:59 AM (NOIQH)

170 I got my school lesson in socialism the first time I was assigned a group project. I've hated it ever since.

Posted by: no good deed at February 16, 2016 09:59 AM (GgxVX)

171 Some of my best friends are African American and I just love Aunt Jemimah on my pancakes.

Posted by: Hilldog at February 16, 2016 09:59 AM (u5gzz)

172 Serious you guys, what's the point of being a tyrant if you don't routinely exercise your absolute control over your subjects lives, just because you can?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 09:59 AM (wYnyS)

173 Trump was making a point about his supporters, and he was right about it. They'll rationalize anything.

Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 10:00 AM (LISuA)

174 You need to drive it home that what Sanders is proposing is not new, novel, or untested. It's been tried around the world in dozens of places over the past hundred years and failed miserably and spectacularly every time.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 16, 2016 09:35 AM (HalrA)

Socialism has three stages, each of which layer on top of one another. Stages one and two don't stop once three is implemented:

Lie: serial lies, fabrications, misrepresentations, and manipulation of real problems are necessary for socialists to establish the conditions necessary for them to seize power.
Steal: An end in itself as well as a tool for casting the existing culture as at fault for problems caused and exacerbated by socialist lies.
Kill: Once socialism has stolen the reins of power, they are free to blacklist, oppress, and murder their opposition for any reason, or no reason at all. And they do, every time.

So I ask you: what is left in the United States for the socialists to steal?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 16, 2016 10:00 AM (xuouz)

175 So I ask you: what is left in the United States for the socialists to steal?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 16, 2016 10:00 AM (xuouz)


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Our weapons, because they ain't gonna be doing much killing without disarming us first.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 10:02 AM (rsudF)

176 This country is full of the truly unaware, uninformed and ignorant.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 16, 2016 09:59 AM (pVkEV)

Can you repeat that in Arabic?

Posted by: Your Neighborhood Syrian Refugee Child at February 16, 2016 10:02 AM (wYnyS)

177 Have a neighbor, wife of a guy with a great top-level at Treasury. She has 4 kids and used to home school. She is a Bernie devotee. When she talks about the beauties of socialism, her mindset is people helping people...blah, blah. She has no problem with the notion of taking from "the Rich," as she really believes "the Poor" are getting help.

Here's where I take issue with the vaunted status of Stay-at-Home moms. They stay at home. Spouse works, they take care of the homefront. This is wonderful; however, it divorces these moms from the reality of a workplace. Their spouse has to deal in a competitive environment everyday. They are insulated at home. So, for them it's easy to look upon socialism in a positive, yet, abstract way. They are, basically, takers vis-a-vis generating income.

And they vote.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at February 16, 2016 10:02 AM (R6/9k)

178 Is this what it feels like to be a refugee?
Hmmmm. I thinkI'll lay low and see how things go.

Posted by: freedomfirst at February 16, 2016 10:03 AM (aO1W9)

179 Hell, wasn't it not too long ago that a large portion of the public couldn't even identify who was vice president? This country is full of the truly unaware, uninformed and ignorant.


A free press that was interested in the truth of things would go a long way towards solving a lot of our problems.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 10:04 AM (LUgeY)

180 157
Not nice, and not correct.





It's a joke.

About as much as Trump shooting someone.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 09:55 AM (ApT0U)

it was funny

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 16, 2016 10:04 AM (0O7c5)

181 Figure I've got maybe 30 years left. Hopefully I can run out the clock.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 10:04 AM (V40IZ)

182 HotAir : Paris Attack Survivor to France "Everyone should have a gun."

Jesse Hughes band member in Eagles of Death who played at the Bataclan the night of the massacre.


(Rumor has it that HotAir is going ahead with the Facebook user verification system later today.)

Posted by: Georgio Farfield at February 16, 2016 10:04 AM (aSKQD)

183 I got my school lesson in socialism the first time I was assigned a group project. I've hated it ever since.
Posted by: no good deed at February 16, 2016 09:59 AM (GgxVX)

Good one! That was my first lesson too.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:04 AM (UnJ7w)

184 Posted by: Your Neighborhood Syrian Refugee Child at February 16, 2016 10:02 AM (wYnyS)


The picture of the fastest 'child' refugee still cracks me the hell up.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 10:04 AM (KCQo0)

185 Restricting the vote would too, BWB.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 10:05 AM (V40IZ)

186 Someday, Trumpster, if you can visit NY, you'll find 5th is mostly tourists. Might be Yankees, might be from Alabama. Might be from anywhere. Probably not from NYC though.
Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 09:56 AM (LISuA)

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Jihadi bomber?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:05 AM (LXJ1e)

187 Morning, all. Coffee time. 3 hour delay for the .gov this morning. Left a little earlier so the commute wasn't too bad!

Posted by: Mainah at February 16, 2016 10:05 AM (659DL)

188 Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 16, 2016 09:55 AM (gjLib)

How do you ignore everything that Trump has said in the past and present which is the antithesis of conservatism or whatever you want to call it now since Trump has caused people that support him to have to abandon that label?

Trumps main attraction, his current immigration statements, is a 180 of his stance as recent as 2012.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 16, 2016 10:05 AM (1g+wZ)

189 173 Trump was making a point about his supporters, and he was right about it. They'll rationalize anything.



Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 10:00 AM (LISuA



So they're pretty much the same as any other candidate's supporters then.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 10:05 AM (zt+N6)

190 Fastest child in all the land


http://tinyurl.com/zrvzt7j

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 10:06 AM (KCQo0)

191 They are insulated at home. So, for them it's easy
to look upon socialism in a positive, yet, abstract way. They are,
basically, takers vis-a-vis generating income.

And they vote.

Posted by: Russkilitlover

The same with PS teachers. They work in an environment that once tenured they can just about do no wrong. They bitch if anyone requires some kind of hard numbers to their abilities. They vote and they have a union.

Posted by: Bruce at February 16, 2016 10:06 AM (8ikIW)

192 Jesse Hughes is a Republican, and ordained.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 10:06 AM (V40IZ)

193 For those of you in Oregon,
(and out of state since Bloomberg's group and the democrats have no compunction to flying in people from out of state to influence the legislation,)
the Oregon Legislature is voting on a change to state law to prohibit transfers of firearms if the State Police can't get around to processing the paperwork.

They probably need your input.

As the law now states, if there is not action or response by the State Police Background Check unit the sale is automatically approved.

The change will turn that into one where you cannot transfer until they work it, no matter what the reason.

The changes are from

"If the department fails to provide a unique approval number to a gun dealer or to notify the gun dealer that the purchaser is disqualified under paragraph (a) of this subsection before the close of the gun dealer's next business day following the request by the dealer for a criminal history record check, the dealer may deliver the handgun to the purchaser."

to: "The dealer may not transfer the handgun unless the dealer receives a unique approval number from the department."


You can also be denied the sale if:
[ . . . ]the department is unable to determine if the transferee is qualified or disqualified from completing the transfer,

Here is a link to the Oregon Firearms Association (OFA) release on this

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zwqctvy

Posted by: Kindltot at February 16, 2016 10:07 AM (q2o38)

194 178 Is this what it feels like to be a refugee?
Hmmmm. I thinkI'll lay low and see how things go.

Posted by: freedomfirst at February 16, 2016 10:03 AM (aO1W9)


_____________________________________________

Grow a pair and demand better housing, food, and wenches with which to rape.

And you are 15 no matter how old you really are because no feeling person can turn away an unaccompanied minor. Now go and loot your new home like a good and proper refugee!

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 10:07 AM (rsudF)

195 Isn't it interesting that two Chuck Schumer proteges, Amy and Marco, both have problems with original ideas?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 16, 2016 10:07 AM (NJ2TU)

196 When she talks about the beauties of socialism, her mindset is people helping people...blah, blah. She has no problem with the notion of taking from "the Rich," as she really believes "the Poor" are getting help.

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Maybe it would behoove her to actually give and/or research concrete evidence that "people helping people" is what truly happens under socialism. What she's likely to find is equal misery, zero opportunity except for the well-connected elites and a dull economic future. Why do these pie-in-the-sky people never see that free markets are the only thing that have lifted more people out of poverty than anything the human race has ever known?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 16, 2016 10:08 AM (pVkEV)

197 Jeb! forgot to renew jebbush.com. Trump bought the domain. Guess where it redirects?

Posted by: Valiant at February 16, 2016 10:08 AM (2bqlb)

198 They are, basically, takers vis-a-vis generating income.


Oh yes, please generalize stay at home moms from your experience with a Bernie supporter.

Posted by: no good deed at February 16, 2016 10:08 AM (GgxVX)

199 Ace is having fainting fits every 2 hours about Trumps uncouth behavior.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 16, 2016 09:55 AM (glib)

The thought of that orange faced raccoon making SC appointments is disturbing to me and a lot of rational people too. But carry on and keep dousing your dumb sloped head with gasoline because You're Mad As Hell And Not Gonna Take It Anymore!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:09 AM (UnJ7w)

200 Restricting the vote would too, BWB.


Yep, but one would be much easier to do than the other, IMO. (Manufactured) Public outcry and all that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 10:09 AM (LUgeY)

201 Hillary barks, people mock barking Hillary, thus propping up the feminist cry of the horrible sexist abuse of Hillary. woof

Better to stay on point, (dog reference ha) and keep expounding on what a lying, pay2play, traitorous, treacherous, commie criminal she is.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 16, 2016 10:09 AM (5Gpe2)

202 Trumps main attraction, his current immigration statements, is a 180 of his stance as recent as 2012.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 16, 2016 10:05 AM (1g+wZ)

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No its not.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:10 AM (LXJ1e)

203 When she talks about the beauties of socialism, her mindset is people helping people...blah, blah. She has no problem with the notion of taking from "the Rich," as she really believes "the Poor" are getting help.

The poor are getting help to stay a perpetual dependent underclass.

Take a look at any of the European Socialist Utopias.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 16, 2016 10:10 AM (NJ2TU)

204 Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 10:05 AM (zt+N6)

No not even close. Rubio made one mistake and he was dropped like a hot potato.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 16, 2016 10:11 AM (1g+wZ)

205 Jeb! forgot to renew jebbush.com. Trump bought the domain. Guess where it redirects?

--

Now that's funny. Trump is a master at giving Heb! daily noogies and wedgies. I'll give him that.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 16, 2016 10:11 AM (pVkEV)

206 OK, I see some of what y'all are saying about stay at home moms. However, I bet those kids are clean well tended and not liable to wind up as didn do nuthins.
Another small point, for the less than financially successful, staying at home with your kids (something that used to be normal), life usually isnt a glorious bed of roses.
Still a worthy pursuit IMHO

Posted by: FCF at February 16, 2016 10:11 AM (kejii)

207 Did Hillary win a Grammy for her barking performance? Or will that be next year?

Posted by: cheri at February 16, 2016 10:12 AM (mDiG+)

208 Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:10 AM (LXJ1e)

So you guys changed you reasoning again? Not surprising.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 16, 2016 10:12 AM (1g+wZ)

209
"Can you imagine what it would be like if we didn't have a solid principled conservative Republican leaders in both the House and Senate?"

I am waiting for the gopE to build a wall. To keep us in.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 16, 2016 09:15 AM (WVsWD)







Of course, one of the most important characteristics of socialist/communist governments is that they almost always end up closing their borders to their own citizens, preventing them from leaving. And when the do actually let them leave, they strip them of all their assets.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 16, 2016 10:12 AM (smLWk)

210 Shamefaced and wearing my tinfoil toque, but I will admit my first thought re Scalia when I found out he was hunting in Texas was that the ranch was open to Mexican cartels. Easy in and out, unremarked because large group. Perfect setup.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 16, 2016 10:12 AM (MIKMs)

211 Jeb! forgot to renew jebbush.com.

Tedcruz.com goes to a link that says "Support President Obama. Immigration Reform Now!"

Posted by: no good deed at February 16, 2016 10:12 AM (GgxVX)

212 Over at Drudge it's being reported that one in three when asked, never heard of Scalia.

That's actually really good news! I'd have figured LESS than one in four had ever actually heard of him, that 66% have an idea of who he is, is pretty surprising.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 16, 2016 10:13 AM (LRuoq)

213 No its not.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:10 AM (LXJ1e)

What's funny is that there is video proof of this but saying liar just makes it go away.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:13 AM (UnJ7w)

214 The poor are getting help to stay a perpetual dependent underclass.

Take a look at any of the European Socialist Utopias.




Socialism = people lined up for bread.

Free Market = bread lined up for people.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 10:13 AM (LUgeY)

215 Probably been posted but whoa boy this makes my damn day.


http://tinyurl.com/jfyle78


Douchebag Shkreli gets swindled out of 15 million.

Karma is a bitch.


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 10:13 AM (Lixdp)

216 How do you ignore everything that Trump has said in the past and present which is the antithesis of conservatism or whatever you want to call it now since Trump has caused people that support him to have to abandon that label?

Same way GOPe boosters ignore everything GOPe has done in the past in present which is the antithesis of conservatism.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:14 AM (9krrF)

217 No its not.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:10 AM (LXJ1e)
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There you go: the old 5th Ave shooting rationalization.

Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 10:14 AM (LISuA)

218 Did Hillary win a Grammy for her barking performance? Or will that be next year?


I thought Who Let the Dogs Out already won a Grammy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 10:15 AM (LUgeY)

219 Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:09 AM (UnJ7w)

Uhm, dude, that whole ad hominum thing? Yeah. Iused to think your posts were insightful and your nic clever. Not the last couple of weeks though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 16, 2016 10:15 AM (GDulk)

220 >>When she talks about the beauties of socialism, her mindset is people helping people...blah, blah.

So...I take it she doesn't do any volunteer work, maybe not a church/ synagogue-goer? Bet that has more to do with her desire for socialism.

You can't generalize all stay at home moms as clueless about money. It's not easy to go that route nowadays given that you really need two incomes if you want to live that upwardly mobile, keep buying a bigger house in the suburbs, etc. lifestyle. Also helps to have a safety net should one spouse be laid off. Sounds like in her case her husband makes enough that they don't need to make financial sacrifices, risks to live on one income instead of two.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 10:16 AM (NOIQH)

221 Tedcruz.com goes to a link that says "Support President Obama. Immigration Reform Now!"

WTF is going on.

Posted by: Valiant at February 16, 2016 10:16 AM (2bqlb)

222 Did everyone listen to Mark Levin on Trump's crazed S.C. debate performance? It was great stuff.

Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 10:16 AM (LISuA)

223


So they're pretty much the same as any other candidate's supporters then.
Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 10:05 AM (zt+N6)

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You know who are the worse. Cruz supporters. Most every Trump supporter I know admits the man has his flaws. Cruz, you would think he was birthed immaculately from the womb of Martha Washington.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:16 AM (LXJ1e)

224 No not even close. Rubio made one mistake and he was dropped like a hot potato.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 16, 2016 10:11 AM (1g+wZ) etty surprising.

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If I had to guess, a lot of the people who support Trump now were ones who rode the candidate roulette in 2012 all the way from Perry down to Santorum and right off the cliff. The jumping from candidate to candidate made it impossible for the not-Romneys to consolidate. I'm guessing at least some of the stubbornness of Trump's support comes from ex "not-Romneys" who realize that bouncing from candidate to candidate is a great way to lose.

Whether the Trumpers (admittedly including myself) have chosen wisely remains to be seen.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 16, 2016 10:16 AM (LRuoq)

225 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:14 AM (9krrF)

so you're just like the GOPe supporters. Fantastic.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 16, 2016 10:17 AM (1g+wZ)

226 I think you're giving the voters far too much credit, Doomberg.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 10:17 AM (V40IZ)

227 222 Did everyone listen to Mark Levin on Trump's crazed S.C. debate performance? It was great stuff.
Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 10:16 AM (LISuA)

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Apparently that is the meme du jure.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:18 AM (LXJ1e)

228 Tedcruz.com goes to a link that says "Support President Obama. Immigration Reform Now!"

WTF is going on.
Posted by: Valiant at February 16, 2016 10:16 AM (2bqlb)

Ted Cruz's official website is Tedcruz.org

Those .com domain names were scooped up by liberal/proggies a long time ago just to troll.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:18 AM (UnJ7w)

229 You know who are the worse. Cruz supporters. Most every Trump supporter I know admits the man has his flaws. Cruz, you would think he was birthed immaculately from the womb of Martha Washington.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:16 AM (LXJ1e)



You're an idiot.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 10:18 AM (zt+N6)

230 >>So they're pretty much the same as any other candidate's supporters then.

That's true. What has changed is the incredible amount of slack people who used to call themselves conservatives are giving Trump. Any candidate who had a record like Trump and who continued to say the batshit crazy, lefty talking points he does would have been cashiered long ago.

Just because you are pissed off at the GOP establishment it doesn't make supporting a liberal democrat who has temporarily rebranded himself a conservative a rational choice.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 10:18 AM (/tuJf)

231 The stay at home moms I know are all conservatives.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2016 10:18 AM (B48dK)

232 WTF is going on.

They didn't buy the domain name. Someone else did.

Posted by: no good deed at February 16, 2016 10:18 AM (GgxVX)

233 Socialism gave East Germans the Trabant.

Capitalism gave West Germans the Mercedes-Benz.

Case closed.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 16, 2016 10:18 AM (bpn7O)

234 Rock 'em Sock 'em Retards in play this morning.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 16, 2016 10:19 AM (NJ2TU)

235
Paul Quisling Ryan is a lot worse than Orange Johnny. There isn't even the pretense of opposing anything Barry wants with that fcking traitor.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 16, 2016 10:20 AM (493sH)

236 Most every Trump supporter I know admits the man has his flaws.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:16 AM (LXJ1e)

You could use this exact argument for supporting Obama. If by "flaws" you mean liberal progressive ideas.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:20 AM (UnJ7w)

237 Cruz, you would think he was birthed immaculately from the womb of Martha Washington.


Immaculately birthed? No.

Cloned? Yes.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 10:20 AM (LUgeY)

238 221 Tedcruz.com goes to a link that says "Support President Obama. Immigration Reform Now!"

WTF is going on.
Posted by: Valiant at February 16, 2016 10:16 AM (2bqlb)


Sounds like Cruz' web site done been hacked.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 16, 2016 10:21 AM (pF1cN)

239 so you're just like the GOPe supporters. Fantastic.

First of all, reminder, I'm tentatively with Cruz but still support use of Trump as a blunt object.

Second, if it isn't clear to you at this point how the GOPe created Trump, there's not likely anything to be said that's going to register. So I'm not going to bother, have fun dueling someone willing to waste the time and effort.

Third, I need a new birthday. My current one is underperforming miserably.

Fourth, I need a fourth point.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:22 AM (9krrF)

240 Trump was making a point about his supporters, and he was right about it. They'll rationalize anything.


Well, you've certainly got the 'sanctimonious douchebaggery' style of commenting down to a science. Will this be added to the Official AOS Style Guide For Hot Air Escapees?

Posted by: Voltron's Mighty Extension Cord at February 16, 2016 10:22 AM (JA5Qu)

241 Cruz, you would think he was birthed immaculately from the womb of Martha Washington.

NO, BECAUSE THAT WOULD MAKE HIM A NATURAL-BORN CITIZEN!!!!11!!!!!


*SPITTLE*
*DROOL*
*GAG*

Posted by: RABID BIRTHER at February 16, 2016 10:22 AM (NJ2TU)

242 Sounds like Cruz' web site done been hacked.
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 16, 2016 10:21 AM (pF1cN)

See 228

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:22 AM (UnJ7w)

243 "Guns used in most domestic deaths."

AllenG: What an asinine headline.
"Hammers used in most domestic construction."...


I think maybe you're still missing the larger asininity - which I also did at first until Milady wifesplained it to me.

It's not even just saying "most domestic killings." It's saying most domestic deaths! As in, more than heart attacks, cancer, everything.

Posted by: mindful webworker - idiot in a genius discussion at February 16, 2016 10:22 AM (fjZl+)

244 You know who are the worse. Cruz supporters. Most every Trump
supporter I know admits the man has his flaws. Cruz, you would think he
was birthed immaculately from the womb of Martha Washington.



Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:16 AM (LXJ1e)



wow! cruz was birthed from the womb of martha washington!!!! no wonder i like him!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 16, 2016 10:23 AM (0O7c5)

245 "A free press that was interested in the truth of things would go a long way towards solving a lot of our problems.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 10:04 AM (LUgeY)"


Yeah, well that is about as likely as a professional and unbiased civil service.

Both are just places for Democrats to collect a paycheck and help other Democrats get elected.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 16, 2016 10:23 AM (QHgTq)

246 By the way, what happened to the "new commenting policy"? Is that no longer a thing? It sure seems like it's no longer a thing.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:23 AM (9krrF)

247 You're an idiot.

Posted by: buzzion

===


Yeah. Go with that.

Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at February 16, 2016 10:23 AM (3ZtZW)

248 >Ted Cruz's official website is Tedcruz.org



Those .com domain names were scooped up by liberal/proggies a long time ago just to troll.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:18 AM (UnJ7w)<
Thanks- Same with Jeb's official site.

Posted by: Valiant at February 16, 2016 10:24 AM (2bqlb)

249 See 228
Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:22 AM (UnJ7w)


Oh.

(Emily Litella voice): Never mind.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 16, 2016 10:24 AM (pF1cN)

250 Sometimes, you know that God has a sense of humor. This is one of those times.

Posted by: joe at February 16, 2016 09:06 AM (ef6pV)


The Dims don't believe in a Judeo-Christian God. Now Allan is another matter. Dims' superdelegates are their version of jihad against the rank and file.

Posted by: RickZ at February 16, 2016 10:24 AM (TVEBr)

251 That's true. What has changed is the incredible amount of slack people who used to call themselves conservatives are giving Trump. Any candidate who had a record like Trump and who continued to say the batshit crazy, lefty talking points he does would have been cashiered long ago.

Just because you are pissed off at the GOP establishment it doesn't make supporting a liberal democrat who has temporarily rebranded himself a conservative a rational choice.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 10:18 AM (/tuJf)

------------------------------------

I regard Trump as a moderate (an actual moderate, not a liberal like Ryan posing as a conservative) who can likely be relied upon to attempt to enforce immigration law as currently exists and is likely reliable on other issues like global warming and probably jobs. He's not perfect, but I feel like he's the best shot we've had for policy reform in a long time who can actually get elected.

And if he turns out to be a liberal, well... the big alternatives to him are Jeb and Rubio and it's not like he can get much worse than them, anyway. So I'm willing to roll the dice with Trump.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 16, 2016 10:25 AM (LRuoq)

252 If Trump wants to repeat the Left's meme and call GWB an idiot and say he should have been impeached for going into Iraq that theoretically can be defended as a political position. Implying the GWB was responsible for 9/11 is lunacy.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 16, 2016 10:25 AM (1g+wZ)

253 "How do you ignore everything that Trump has said in the past and present which is the antithesis of conservatism or whatever you want to call it now since Trump has caused people that support him to have to abandon that label? "

It's not that Trump's supporters have abandoned conservatism; it's that the GOPe has abandoned it. Until they're gone, NOBODY is offering conservative policies. Even if Trump meets your worst expectations, you can't be betrayed worse than you already have been.

I'm disappointed in Ace because it was only 2 weeks ago that he wrote a fiery essay on how the only thing he wants this time around is to hit and hurt the GOPe. They deserve it. Now he's slipping right back into the old attempt to make this stupid situation work, which it never has. It's a well-worn path; there's no rapid transformation, like switching from Trump to Bush. But all the little steps on the gentle slope are clearly laid out: Trump is impossible, so opt for Cruz. Then Cruz is unfairly burdened with accusations of excess Canadianness, and it's too bad, but oh well, what are you going to do? This is the game the Republican establishment has set up, and I'm disgusted that people are willing to play.

Once Trump and Cruz are out of the way, does it really matter who gets the nomination? Abandoning Trump is like John Kerry announcing that military action is off the table. Nothing should ever be announced as off the table, and if I know that then I'll bet Trump does too.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 16, 2016 10:25 AM (gjLib)

254 Just because you are pissed off at the GOP establishment it doesn't make supporting a liberal democrat who has temporarily rebranded himself a conservative a rational choice.


Sorry. But neither does blindly supporting the party that has continually fucked the base since GWB.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 10:26 AM (ApT0U)

255 Cruz, you would think he
was birthed immaculately from the womb of Martha Washington.


Well, I like Cruz, but he does look an insurance salesman from 1962.

Probably goes out to lunch regularly with Don Draper.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 16, 2016 10:27 AM (pF1cN)

256 Thankfully we can't defend ourselves in Mordor

http://tinyurl.com/gm9vrsg


A former Marine became the target of an alleged assault in a McDonald's Friday night, as a crowd of youths cornered him and demanded he answer the question, 'do you believe black lives matter?' Before knocking him unconscious and robbing him.
----
Marquez told The DCNF, 'I really think this group of teens is dangerous and will do this type of thing again if they are not caught.'
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Hmmmm, what rhymes with 'caught.'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 10:27 AM (Lixdp)

257 "How do you ignore everything that Trump has said in the past and
present which is the antithesis of conservatism or whatever you want to
call it now since Trump has caused people that support him to have to
abandon that label?"

well, Trump is America First, as opposed to globalist. That is priority one.

He has been Republican not commie Dem on issues of most importance to presidency. That for now is trade, immigration, economy, jihadist invasion, war.

America First on war means less nation building, especially in the Middle East. Especially now that we have no need to go begging for oil.

Gun rights and a new judge, he named a couple that are conservative, why would he change that? He carries himself, and the founders were also into "America First". So trying to force Trump into some losing conservative purity test only yields more losers. Trump is clearly the one that is broadening support, the main competitor Cruz is narrowing it, as I see it.

Trump's label is "America First", not "evangelical conservative". That is not a change, and many conservatives want an effective winner, and they will evangelize for Jesus on their own, if that's their thing.


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 16, 2016 10:28 AM (5Gpe2)

258 253
Once Trump and Cruz are out of the way, does it really matter who gets the nomination?
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 16, 2016 10:25 AM (gjLib)


Nope. Not one little bit.

Posted by: rickl at February 16, 2016 10:29 AM (zoehZ)

259 I regard Trump as a moderate (an actual moderate, not a liberal like Ryan posing as a conservative) who can likely be relied upon to attempt to enforce immigration law as currently exists and is likely reliable on other issues like global warming and probably jobs. He's not perfect, but I feel like he's the best shot we've had for policy reform in a long time who can actually get elected.

===

Yes, this. And I'm opposed to Cruz now.

As for the behaviors, its a combination of what seems shocking to you isn't so much to me, and 'I don't trust the source, don't care what you say *because* you're the one saying it'

Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at February 16, 2016 10:29 AM (3ZtZW)

260 Posted by: buzzion

And, for balance, does the ad hominum prohibition not apply to dead guys?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 16, 2016 10:29 AM (GDulk)

261 >>I regard Trump as a moderate (an actual moderate, not a liberal like Ryan posing as a conservative) who can likely be relied upon to attempt to enforce immigration law as currently exists and is likely reliable on other issues like global warming and probably jobs. He's not perfect, but I feel like he's the best shot we've had for policy reform in a long time who can actually get elected.

I have no idea how anyone who has watched Trump over the years or who has actually looked at his record and judged it against traditional conservative values could come to this conclusion but that seems to be how many Trump supporters have come down on this. I don't agree but to each their own.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 10:29 AM (/tuJf)

262 Yeah, well that is about as likely as a professional and unbiased civil service.

Both are just places for Democrats to collect a paycheck and help other Democrats get elected.



I know.

Still, in quiet moments, I like to wonder where we'd be as a nation if we had recognized and dealt with our domestic enemies properly. How free and prosperous would we and the rest of the world be today?

How much further along would technology be? Would we have an outpost on Mars by now? How much cheaper would everyday items be? How low would energy costs be? Would tyranny be tolerated anywhere anymore?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 10:30 AM (LUgeY)

263 By the way, what happened to the "new commenting policy"? Is that no longer a thing? It sure seems like it's no longer a thing.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:23 AM (9krrF)

Ace mentioned this on one of the recent podcast. Something about the melange of posters here. As long as you don't get nasty personal like ni***r, kike, wetback, etc. Of course Muslims are open season so feel free( I kid, I kid).

Those were not Ace's official words, that was just my interpretation of it Brother Cavil.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:30 AM (UnJ7w)

264 Marquez told The DCNF, 'I really think this group of teens is dangerous and will do this type of thing again if they are not caught.'
----


Hmmmm, what rhymes with 'caught.'



Shot.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 10:31 AM (ApT0U)

265 Suggesting for him to take up with Obama, "Kayne West Solar Panels". And he's good to go.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 16, 2016 10:31 AM (CFc5L)

266 Trumpers are delusional. I mean 5 hits of magic mushroom delusional.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 10:32 AM (xWW96)

267 Surprising to see such a depth of knowledge about Antonin Scalia's jurisprudence (and its odiousness!) on my facebook from a bunch of people who had to google how supreme court justices get appointed and confirmed.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 16, 2016 10:32 AM (xuouz)

268 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:22 AM (9krrF)

I realize that the anger at the GOPe created Trump to use against them for SMOD until Trump supporters tell me it was his immigration stance that is the basis for his support right up until they tell me that it's Trump's business acumen that can save the Country that is the basis for his support until they change to another reason. Wash rinse repeat.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 16, 2016 10:32 AM (1g+wZ)

269 240 Well, you've certainly got the 'sanctimonious douchebaggery' style of commenting down to a science. Will this be added to the Official AOS Style Guide For Hot Air Escapees?

Posted by: Voltron's Mighty Extension Cord at February 16, 2016 10:22 AM (JA5Qu)
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You can get back under your bridge now.

Whatever happened to Hector? Our troll quality seems to be down.

Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 10:32 AM (LISuA)

270 Appearance of impropriety. .

"It's not the nature of the evidence, it's the seriousness of the charge." - - Tom Foley. (D) Washington.

Posted by: Georgio Farfield at February 16, 2016 10:33 AM (aSKQD)

271 cruz was birthed from the womb of martha washington!!!! no wonder i like him!

****


And he looked up and said to himself, "I won the Mommy lottery!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 16, 2016 10:33 AM (lHb9q)

272 Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:30 AM (UnJ7w)

And you don't think suggesting a long term commenter set their head on fire, a long with explicit slurs, is just a *tad* over that line?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 16, 2016 10:33 AM (GDulk)

273 Hmmmm, what rhymes with 'caught.'

Bought.

More EBT and Section 8 Vouchers!

Posted by: Voltron's Mighty Extension Cord at February 16, 2016 10:33 AM (JA5Qu)

274 >>You know who are the worse. Cruz supporters. Most every Trump
supporter I know admits the man has his flaws.


His major flaw being that he's an idiot.

Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 10:33 AM (91LL3)

275 @MTF

Not a lot of DrewM posts. That guy's Hector catnip.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 10:34 AM (V40IZ)

276 maddogg who's your candidate? What topics would you post about if Trump and his army of boomer-popping delusional racist supporters weren't around?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 16, 2016 10:34 AM (xuouz)

277

You're an idiot.
Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 10:18 AM (zt+N6)

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See, told ya.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:34 AM (LXJ1e)

278 273 Hmmmm, what rhymes with 'caught.'

Bought.

More EBT and Section 8 Vouchers!
Posted by: Voltron's Mighty Extension Cord at February 16, 2016 10:33 AM (JA5Qu)

I prefer rickb223's answer

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 10:34 AM (Lixdp)

279 "You know who are the worse. Cruz supporters. Most
every Trump supporter I know admits the man has his flaws. Cruz, you
would think he was birthed immaculately from the womb of Martha
Washington.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:16 AM (LXJ1e)



And yet, someone with your name has been posting here for months. If you are a recent refugee from Hot Air, be advised that it is considered impolite to use the name of someone who has already been posting using that name. If you are the person who has been posing her for months, I have to conclude that although you post here, you don't read what other people post.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 16, 2016 10:34 AM (QHgTq)

280 I have no idea how anyone who has watched Trump over the years or who has actually looked at his record and judged it against traditional conservative values could come to this conclusion but that seems to be how many Trump supporters have come down on this. I don't agree but to each their own.



Judge the GOPe against "traditional conservative values" since 1988 and see where they stack up.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 10:34 AM (ApT0U)

281 It's not that Trump's supporters have abandoned conservatism; it's that the GOPe has abandoned it
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 16, 2016 10:25 AM (glib)

That is no excuse for abandoning principles. They did it so will do it is not rational, it's emotional. This is where the major schism is between Trump supporters and Cruz/Carson/etc. supporters.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:34 AM (UnJ7w)

282 By the way, what happened to the "new commenting policy"? Is that no
longer a thing? It sure seems like it's no longer a thing.
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#twoweeks

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 16, 2016 10:36 AM (fQ/0p)

283 Don't put words in my mouth. I never even implied Trumpers were racists. I'm with Ted.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 10:36 AM (xWW96)

284 IF RUBIO DOESN'T STOP SWEATING IN MY PRESENCE I'M SUING

MURICA!

Posted by: President Donald Herbert Mountain Dew Comancho Trump at February 16, 2016 10:36 AM (wl3de)

285 Who would be the best president? Probably Cruz.

Can he win? Not a chance. Not because he's conservative, but because he's not that likeable.

Posted by: jwest at February 16, 2016 10:36 AM (Zs4uk)

286 I mean 5 hits of magic mushroom delusional.


I knew Shirley MaClaine, Sir.

And the Trumpsters are no Shirley MaClaine.

Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 10:36 AM (91LL3)

287 I realize that the anger at the GOPe created Trump to use against them for SMOD until Trump supporters tell me it was his immigration stance that is the basis for his support right up until they tell me that it's Trump's business acumen that can save the Country that is the basis for his support until they change to another reason.

/blows a gasket trying to break down sentence

OK, yeah, I can see that, but just keep in mind, that anger's going somewhere if Trump goes down. Unless you have a credible plan for it you're going to like the next incarnation even less--and so will the rest of us.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:36 AM (9krrF)

288 In other news, the former UN Sec Gen with the quite hilarious name has died.

RIP Butrous Butrous Gali

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 16, 2016 10:37 AM (AJeMv)

289 >>Judge the GOPe against "traditional conservative values" since 1988 and see where they stack up.

That might be relevant if there wasn't a candidate in the race who has been touted here for years as a full spectrum conservative and who is right at the top of the not Trump candidates. But there is so it isn't.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 10:37 AM (/tuJf)

290 MTF: Did everyone listen to Mark Levin on Trump's crazed S.C. debate performance? It was great stuff.

What day was that? (I'd assume the day after the debate? And, uh, what day was that? I lose track.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - whose day this is? at February 16, 2016 10:37 AM (fjZl+)

291 If Charlie Manson shouted "Make America Great Again!" you wouldn't ignore his record.

If Hillary shouts about how great a President her vagina will make, you don't ignore her record.

You don't ignore Rubio's record on Gang of 8.

You don't ignore Jeb Bush's record on being an immigration act of love squish.

Yet, Trump supporters ignore Trump's record.

Why? Because he says I'll build a wall and make America great again.

And any attempt to point that out is met with 'Ted Cruz is an unelectable Canadian' comments. Bait and switch.

Personally, I think some people are so invested in Trump, that even though they know he's a democrat and a guy who will say anything, they can't back peddle now, lest they lose face. So pride? Something has to explain it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 16, 2016 10:37 AM (2PHKP)

292 Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, and the Indians CHAMPIONSHIP! run will soon begin.

Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 10:38 AM (LISuA)

293 What rhymes with caught?


****


High on pot?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 16, 2016 10:38 AM (lHb9q)

294 watched Trump over the years or who has actually looked at his record and judged it against traditional conservative values

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F this 'traditional conservative values' its become nothing but a marketing ploy. Obviously.

Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at February 16, 2016 10:38 AM (3ZtZW)

295 Indeed.

I call out someone for being a jerk in the comments, and now I'm a "troll". You're so adorable. NOT.

Party on, MTF, party on.

Posted by: Voltron's Mighty Extension Cord at February 16, 2016 10:38 AM (JA5Qu)

296 The smartest thing I've read so far in this election cycle were the vote tallies for the Iowa primary:

Punchable Face
Solid Gold Dumpster Fire
Tracy Flick

Pending Indictment
Venezuela

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 10:38 AM (V40IZ)

297 "178
Is this what it feels like to be a refugee?

Hmmmm. I thinkI'll lay low and see how things go.

Posted by: freedomfirst at February 16, 2016 10:03 AM (aO1W9)"


That is probably not a bad idea. In the mean time, try to not molest the women or to jack off in the public swimming pools and even if it is a sexual emergency, we would prefer if you don't rape any 10 year old boys.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 16, 2016 10:38 AM (QHgTq)

298 And you don't think suggesting a long term commenter set their head on fire, a long with explicit slurs, is just a *tad* over that line?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 16, 2016 10:33 AM (GDulk)

Calling someone a n****r and calling someone out over an irrational argument are two different things, even if it hurts your feelings.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:39 AM (UnJ7w)

299 >>By the way, what happened to the "new commenting policy"? Is that no longer a thing? It sure seems like it's no longer a thing.

No kidding. The whole attacking people who support candidate X thing is so very tired. Ace was pretty clear yesterday that the "you're an a$$hole" is not a compelling argument. Really. Not effective. Repellent.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 10:39 AM (NOIQH)

300 If Trump is so likable, why is he so detestable? And who likes the Beast? How likable is that nasty old whore?

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 10:39 AM (xWW96)

301 Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, and the Indians CHAMPIONSHIP! run will soon begin.

Interesting. But is there any baseball news...?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:39 AM (9krrF)

302 The negatives of Trump:

1) Ego
2) Likes to play the loudmouth
3) Politically mercurial



Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:39 AM (LXJ1e)

303 Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, and the Indians CHAMPIONSHIP! run will soon begin.


You are lucky that You Know Who is on an airplane right now and can't read the jinx you just cast on the Indians and therefore will not sent an immediate Ravage after you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 16, 2016 10:39 AM (1xUj/)

304 OK, yeah, I can see that, but just keep in mind, that anger's going somewhere if Trump goes down. Unless you have a credible plan for it you're going to like the next incarnation even less--and so will the rest of us.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:36 AM (9krrF)

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I have been afraid of this as well. The 2016 revolt has been different from the Tea Party revolt, which was a relatively moderate effort to reform the Republican Party. What are things going to look like in 2020? Beating Trump just alleviates the symptoms and not the underlying issues.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 16, 2016 10:39 AM (LRuoq)

305 260 Posted by: buzzion

And, for balance, does the ad hominum prohibition not apply to dead guys?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 16, 2016 10:29 AM (GDulk)



Make America Great Again, Trump Super Fan, and Misfortune and Pestilence, all push the birther stuff. Its idiotic. And I say that as someone in the not opposed to - supportive of Trump area. I stand by my stance that he's an idiot.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 10:40 AM (zt+N6)

306 287 I realize that the anger at the GOPe created Trump to use against them for SMOD until Trump supporters tell me it was his immigration stance that is the basis for his support right up until they tell me that it's Trump's business acumen that can save the Country that is the basis for his support until they change to another reason.

/blows a gasket trying to break down sentence

OK, yeah, I can see that, but just keep in mind, that anger's going somewhere if Trump goes down. Unless you have a credible plan for it you're going to like the next incarnation even less--and so will the rest of us.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:36 AM (9krrF)



GOPe has been fucking the base on immigration for years.
Their business acumen is even worse.
If Trump goes down, I back Cruz. If it's not either, I go hog hunting that day.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 10:40 AM (ApT0U)

307 Boutros Boutros Ghali


Always sounded like "Bond, James Bond" to me.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 16, 2016 10:40 AM (lHb9q)

308 Once Trump and Cruz are out of the way, does it really matter who gets the nomination?

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 16, 2016 10:25 AM (gjLib)


Heh. What difference would it make??

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 16, 2016 10:40 AM (pF1cN)

309 Who would be the best president? Probably Cruz.

Can he win? Not a chance. Not because he's conservative, but because he's not that likeable.

Posted by: jwest at February 16, 2016 10:36 AM (Zs4uk)




Cruz will be vilified by the MFM if he's the candidate but are Hillary or Comrade Bernie really that likable? Hillary is a raging shrill and Bernie is an old gasbag who will put everyone to sleep. It will be an uphill battle but neither one of the Dems have that messianic appeal they sold Barry with

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 16, 2016 10:41 AM (493sH)

310 And who likes the Beast? How likable is that nasty old whore?
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 10:39 AM (xWW96)

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How likes the Beast. Her minions are many, they are just like her.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:41 AM (LXJ1e)

311 Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:39 AM (UnJ7w)

Ah, so, it's okay when *you* do it because your motives are pure. Got it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 16, 2016 10:41 AM (GDulk)

312 290 MTF: Did everyone listen to Mark Levin on Trump's crazed S.C. debate performance? It was great stuff.

What day was that? (I'd assume the day after the debate? And, uh, what day was that? I lose track.)
Posted by: mindful webworker - whose day this is? at February 16, 2016 10:37 AM (fjZl+)


Last night. He was very, very critical of Trump, but also but also of how the audience was stacked and the ridiculous cheering and booing. He demanded that Reince Priebus resign.

Posted by: rickl at February 16, 2016 10:41 AM (zoehZ)

313 Cruz will be vilified by the MFM if he's the candidate but are Hillary or Comrade Bernie really that likable? Hillary is a raging shrill and Bernie is an old gasbag who will put everyone to sleep. It will be an uphill battle but neither one of the Dems have that messianic appeal they sold Barry with
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 16, 2016 10:41 AM (493sH)

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I think Bernie wins "likability" over Cruz hands down.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:42 AM (LXJ1e)

314 Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, and the Indians CHAMPIONSHIP! run will soon begin.





Barry: Pitchers and catchers reported last night to my room. *giggle* When the Michelle's away the boys will play!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 16, 2016 10:42 AM (493sH)

315 Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, and the Indians CHAMPIONSHIP! run will soon begin.


I played golf in Bradenton right next to the Pirates ST facility.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 10:42 AM (LUgeY)

316 Max Rock, Trump is definitely a handhold for any idiot to grab onto and feel principled for supporting him against the tide of the information superhighway, I'll grant you that.

But the contemporary American has the attention span of a seven year old, and that's true across the board. Can you imagine if this race was between Bush and Rubio, with Cruz vying for 3rd with 10-20% of the vote? We'd be tearing our hair out.

This is the manifesto: http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=361196

I'll support Trump unless there's clear evidence that this anti-establishment act is in fact just that, an act. I'm not happy about it. I turned off Saturday's debate. I'm not willing to come out for him and drink the koolaid. But we've got to do something about the calcified gluttonous beasts that are our political parties, and there is no other tool to hand but a decrepit socialist and the racial agitators he's slowly drawing into an alliance - all of which is just one more front for Hillary's deep-state global socialist masters.

Try to keep your head on straight about Trump. He is a tool. Let's use him.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 16, 2016 10:43 AM (xuouz)

317 Brother Cavil: By the way, what happened to the "new commenting policy"? Is that no longer a thing? It sure seems like it's no longer a thing.

Well, it would require the overpaid and underworked (sarc!!) syscops to be policing all the comments.

Would be much easier for Ace to just change commenting to Facebook....

Which, of course, will be in #twoweeks.

Posted by: mindful webworker - nooooo! at February 16, 2016 10:43 AM (fjZl+)

318
GOPe has been fucking the base on immigration for years.
Their business acumen is even worse.
If Trump goes down, I back Cruz. If it's not either, I go hog hunting that day.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 10:40 AM (ApT0U)

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Good plan.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:43 AM (LXJ1e)

319
Nothing to show but this brand new tattoo
But it's a real beauty...
... a Mexican cutie
How it got here, I haven't a clue...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 16, 2016 10:43 AM (iQIUe)

320 290 What day was that? (I'd assume the day after the debate?
Posted by: mindful webworker - whose day this is? at February 16, 2016 10:37 AM (fjZl+)
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http://bit.ly/1Xv59fX

be safe out there

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 07:42 AM (qCMvj)
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artisanal 'ette linked it. She posted it in the morning thread.

Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 10:44 AM (LISuA)

321 Just because you are pissed off at the GOP establishment it doesn't make
supporting a liberal democrat who has temporarily rebranded himself a
conservative a rational choice.
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Who?
McCain?
Romney?

Oh, you mean Trump.

Excluding their tough talk, what of the GOPe is distinguishable from liberal Democrats?

Because the view from here, going on near 30 years of watching, is you can't tell one from the other.

30 years ago, even the most liberal of liberal Democrats wouldn't have dreamed they'd have the power and the laws they have now.

They never would have believed they'd see: near universal health care "reform," fag marriage in all 50 states, 90's welfare reform gutted, unlimited immigration, a majority on the SC, virtual control of Congress, trillion dollar spending budgets, etc., etc.

And what has this "conservative" party done to stop that?

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 16, 2016 10:44 AM (fQ/0p)

322
I'm at stage five of the Kübler-Ross stages of grief; acceptance.

My country is no more. My countrymen have changed and are no longer recognizable. The old ones have died and the youth are different. It is not my country any more. So I sit on the sidelines and laugh, maniacally.

Trump! hahahahah
Cuz is Canadian? What difference does that make?
Rubio hahahaha
Bush hahahahah
Christie needs more doughnuts.
Carson? He retired from the Night Show a long time ago.
Kasick? Who?

Uncle Bernie (avuncular, it is said) is a kindly old gentleman who means you no harm and only wants what is best for little children. Would you like to see his puppies?

Hillary? 300 million people in this country and the democrat party wants Hillary? Well alrighty then! Take her and be damned. Here, let me help.

Posted by: Georgio Farfield at February 16, 2016 10:44 AM (aSKQD)

323 If Trump goes down, I back Cruz. If it's not either, I go hog hunting that day.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 10:40 AM (ApT0U)


The last hog I got was with a kentucky rifle. Did a 100 yard sneak on him. Excellent nose and ears, piss poor eyesight. Nailed him from 10 yards. Near 10 years ago.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 10:44 AM (xWW96)

324 Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, and the Indians CHAMPIONSHIP! run will soon begin.

*****


In related news, the Colorado Rockies have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs...









...through at least 2022.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 16, 2016 10:44 AM (lHb9q)

325 How likes the Beast. Her minions are many, they are just like her.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:41 AM (LXJ1e)




She's not even that popular in the Dem Party. All I see in Illinois are Bernie bumperstickers. I'm not saying she doesn't have supporters but I think that party is evenly split between them. And it would be nice if the Republican candidates trained their fire on them for a change instead attacking each other. Stop doing the MFM's job

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 16, 2016 10:45 AM (493sH)

326 If Trump goes down, I back Cruz. If it's not either, I go hog hunting that day.

Yeah, I've been making contingency plans for that day myself. Mostly they involve an alcoholic stupor.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:45 AM (9krrF)

327 I see we're going to have a lot of fun with our refugee situation.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 10:46 AM (NtDAC)

328 HOW CAN ANYONE VOTE FOR CRUZ? HE LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE GLUED A PAPER FOOTBALL ON A CAULIFLOWER! HE'S AN UGLY LOSER!

HAVE YOU SEEN MY WIFE? SHE WANTED A REAL MAN, NOT A VEGETABLE FACED DOUGHBOY!

MURICA!

Posted by: President Donald Herbert Mountain Dew Comancho Trump at February 16, 2016 10:46 AM (wl3de)

329  In other news, the former UN Sec Gen with the quite hilarious name has died.RIP Butrous Butrous GaliPosted by: Dead Parrot Society


Wasn't he the guy suggesting that mankind eat more bugs and worms and stuff?

Now *they* get the last laugh and revenge on him.

Posted by: mega machines at February 16, 2016 10:46 AM (fbovC)

330 321 And what has this "conservative" party done to stop that?

Oh,oh,I know the answer to this one!Jack.Shit.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2016 10:46 AM (B48dK)

331 As much as I'd like to stay home on election day, there's always some bullshit local question that they're trying to sneak through.

The most onerous are the ones they sneak in the off-off-year elections, but there's always some way they're trying to administer a paddling.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 10:47 AM (V40IZ)

332
Make America Great Again, Trump Super Fan, and Misfortune and Pestilence, all push the birther stuff. Its idiotic. And I say that as someone in the not opposed to - supportive of Trump area. I stand by my stance that he's an idiot.
Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 10:40 AM (zt+N6)

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What's idiotic about it?

The Dems will use it against him. But keep you head in the sand.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:47 AM (LXJ1e)

333 The last hog I got was with a kentucky rifle. Did a 100 yard sneak on him. Excellent nose and ears, piss poor eyesight. Nailed him from 10 yards. Near 10 years ago.



Very impressive.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 10:47 AM (ApT0U)

334 281 - That is no excuse for abandoning principles.

What principles? The principle of never voting for a liberal? Of never voting for a man who'd promise one thing and do another? Or for a man who'd change his position? Is there one person here who's adhered to those principles? I remember when insisting on doing so would get you labelled a "purist" who's so committed to some airy-fairy pie-in-the-sky utopian dream that they'll let the *most important election of all time* slip through their fingers.

In other words, here we go again.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 16, 2016 10:47 AM (gjLib)

335 Bill Clinton appears to downplay Obama's place in history by telling Tennessee rally crowd 'We're all mixed race.'


Well that should play well.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 16, 2016 10:47 AM (KCQo0)

336 >>And what has this "conservative" party done to stop that?

Which of those issues were passed by conservatives? None.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 10:48 AM (/tuJf)

337 327
I see we're going to have a lot of fun with our refugee situation.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 10:46 AM (NtDAC)
i wish they'd go away already

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 16, 2016 10:48 AM (0O7c5)

338 You are lucky that You Know Who is on an airplane right now and can't read the jinx you just cast on the Indians and therefore will not sent an immediate Ravage after you.
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heh. She will have her revenge, I don't doubt.

We've been down so very damn long that it looks like up to me. Quoting somebody there, but it covers the situation perfectly.

Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 10:48 AM (LISuA)

339 Herewith a bit of dyspepsia for your consideration.

Of the candidates left I like Cruz best. In a Republican primary he will make the best TruCon case because he is smarter and more authentic than the others. Yay us!

In the general he will be nailed on his SoCon bona fides. The Left will make the election about rape and incest abortion, the sanctity of hetero marriage, and free tampons.

They will make him defend the turf which is not important (we don't need a social issues president, and the president will not have much influence on social issues anyway) and in so doing will turn off the moderate middle who are not SoCon.

I hope I have depressed you this morning.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 16, 2016 10:48 AM (1xUj/)

340 177
Here's where I take issue with the vaunted status of Stay-at-Home moms. They stay at home. Spouse works, they take care of the homefront. This is wonderful; however, it divorces these moms from the reality of a workplace. Their spouse has to deal in a competitive environment everyday. They are insulated at home. So, for them it's easy to look upon socialism in a positive, yet, abstract way. They are, basically, takers vis-a-vis generating income.

And they vote.
Posted by: Russkilitlover at February 16, 2016 10:02 AM (R6/9k)
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Stay at home moms of this demo, i.e., married ones, consistently vote conservative by a 2 to 1 margin. Add the home-school factor, and it goes to 8 to 1.

With all due respect --- (sincerely meant since I "know" you!) --- your statement that homemakers are isolated from reality is just plain ridiculous.

What IS true is that women in general are more interested in security than anything else. They are also more susceptible than men to touchy-feely, 'compassionate' blather. (This I believe is hard-wired into us. Nature needs to be acknowledged and, in many instances, fought.)

So your neighbor is perhaps representative of women voters in general. But as for the married home-maker cohort, she is a statistical aberration.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 16, 2016 10:48 AM (T/5A0)

341
The most onerous are the ones they sneak in the off-off-year elections, but there's always some way they're trying to administer a paddling.


Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 10:47 AM (V40IZ)



What about the ones that they slip in on off year primary session elections.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 10:48 AM (zt+N6)

342 That is no excuse for abandoning principles.

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I haven't.

OK kids, they're kicking us out from work. Laterz

Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at February 16, 2016 10:49 AM (3ZtZW)

343 Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, and the Indians CHAMPIONSHIP! run will soon begin.

...and will flop craptastically as soon as they play a team with decent pitching...

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 16, 2016 10:49 AM (pF1cN)

344 peeks in, backs out, closes door softly.

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2016 10:49 AM (9XzdI)

345 327 I see we're going to have a lot of fun with our refugee situation.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 10:46 AM (NtDAC)

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I'm still waiting for Ace to declare amnesty, and give all Hot Air refugees a free Ace of Spades HQ Platinum Account.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 16, 2016 10:49 AM (LRuoq)

346 I think Bernie wins "likability" over Cruz hands down.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:42 AM (LXJ1e)


__________________________________________________

I think The Bern comes off as the doddering old fool that he is when he publicly speaks. When you make Shillary look good in debate I'm not sure how you publicly outshine Cruz.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 10:49 AM (rsudF)

347 I regard Trump as a moderate (an actual moderate, not a liberal like Ryan posing as a conservative) who can likely be relied upon to attempt to enforce immigration law as currently exists and is likely reliable on other issues like global warming and probably jobs. He's not perfect, but I feel like he's the best shot we've had for policy reform in a long time who can actually get elected.

And if he turns out to be a liberal, well... the big alternatives to him are Jeb and Rubio and it's not like he can get much worse than them, anyway. So I'm willing to roll the dice with Trump.
Posted by: Doomberg at February 16, 2016 10:25 AM (LRuoq)

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Yes, a guess a moderate, or maybe just a mixed bag.

The Republican party is the 60's LBJ Democrats.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:50 AM (LXJ1e)

348 >>UN Sec Gen with the quite hilarious name has died.RIP Butrous Butrous Gali


Wonder how much loot he left to his wife. Didn't he make a ton of $$$ off of totally corrupt UN Oil for Food program?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 10:50 AM (NOIQH)

349 They never would have believed they'd see: near universal health care "reform," fag marriage in all 50 states, 90's welfare reform gutted, unlimited immigration, a majority on the SC, virtual control of Congress, trillion dollar spending budgets, etc., etc.

And what has this "conservative" party done to stop that?



They gave of the Department of Homeland Security!
Oh, wait.......

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 10:50 AM (ApT0U)

350 I live what Ace said in the comments section of one of his posts yesterday re Cruz's likability. Something to the effect that Cruz gives off this Nixon vibe. Which he thought a totes appropes comparison being that the Dem Soc candidates this year are assumed dead in the water. That like, Nixon, if Cruz was the nominee, he might win despite his perceived negatives.

Alas, I am not so sure of a Cruz victory. My opinion is that the nation is still so far to the left of where a Republic should be, free shit promises will win the day over hard work equals prosperity almost every time. We found out 8 years ago that the takers outnumber the producers.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 16, 2016 10:50 AM (AJeMv)

351 Which of those issues were passed by conservatives? None.

But there were a hell of a lot of R's on those. And thus the problem.

Seriously, dozens of legit beefs to have with Trump. Given the non-conservative nature of the modern GOP, let's just put "he's not a real conservative" in a shallow grave somewhere and move on.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:50 AM (9krrF)

352 I think The Bern comes off as the doddering old fool that he is when he publicly speaks. When you make Shillary look good in debate I'm not sure how you publicly outshine Cruz.
Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 10:49 AM (rsudF)

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Doddering old fools are likable.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:51 AM (LXJ1e)

353 >>I think Bernie wins "likability" over Cruz hands down.


Not seeing that at all.
Bernie is not likable --- he's like a leftover from Woodstock.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 10:51 AM (NOIQH)

354 Wonder how much loot he left to his wife. Didn't he make a ton of $$$ off of totally corrupt UN Oil for Food program?


Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 10:50 AM (NOIQH)



Wasn't that Koffi Annan?

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 10:51 AM (zt+N6)

355 i wish they'd go away already

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 16, 2016 10:48 AM (0O7c5)


_______________________________________________

Pay me and I will.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 10:51 AM (rsudF)

356 I see we're going to have a lot of fun with our refugee situation.

Posted by: Lauren at February 16, 2016 10:46 AM (NtDAC)
i wish they'd go away already


Posted by: phoenixgirl,


*****


Indeed! It's like Moo raised to the nth power instead of merely squared. How is it possible to make oneself tiresome after only two days?*





(*rhetorical question)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 16, 2016 10:51 AM (lHb9q)

357 Ah, so, it's okay when *you* do it because your motives are pure. Got it.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 16, 2016 10:41 AM (GDulk)

Anybody who lights their head on fire to get back at someone who makes them angry is dumb and slope headed. That's why metaphors are employed, they sometimes point out absurdity with absurdity. On the other hand calling someone who's argument you can't or won't debate a kike because they are jewish to shut down debate is different.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:51 AM (UnJ7w)

358 141
Oh Lawdy Brer Fox, don't throw me in dat dere Briar Patch, nosirree!



Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 16, 2016 09:47 AM (NeFrd)



Dat dere Briar Patch surrounded by concertina doan be so much fun, nosiree!

Posted by: B'rer Weasel at February 16, 2016 09:51 AM (wYnyS)


I used the term "tarbaby" and no one had any idea what I was talking about.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 16, 2016 10:52 AM (5f5bM)

359 >>...and will flop craptastically as soon as they play a team with decent pitching...

This is the first year in a long, long time that the Mets are going into the season as a favorite to go deep into the post season. There young pitching is down right scary and we look like we can put up some runs this year without having to wait until August to do it.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 10:52 AM (/tuJf)

360 The guy ran the UN.That he was corrupt is a given.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2016 10:52 AM (B48dK)

361 I don't think they can sneak public questions into our closed primaries. But they sure do if there's a special election for a judge or similar.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 10:52 AM (V40IZ)

362 "Personally, I think some people are so invested in
Trump, that even though they know he's a democrat and a guy who will say
anything, they can't back peddle now, lest they lose face. So pride?
Something has to explain it.



Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 16, 2016 10:37 AM (2PHKP)"


My personal theory is that a lot of people have a hard time with nihilism. They do not want to believe that We Are So Totally Fucked. I did not want to accept it when the American People voted to reelect Barack Obama but eventually I went through all the Elizabeth Kubler Ross stages of mourning for the now dead America.


I look at it sort of like that part in "Band of Brothers" where the sargeant told Private Robert Quarles that he was only afraid because he thought he might survive the war. Once he gave up hope, he could get on with it and do his job.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 16, 2016 10:52 AM (QHgTq)

363 peeks in, backs out, closes door softly.

Posted by: willow


/looks around for new thread

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:52 AM (9krrF)

364 I'm still waiting for Ace to declare amnesty, and give all Hot Air refugees a free Ace of Spades HQ Platinum Account.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 16, 2016 10:49 AM (LRuoq)


They took our jerbs!!

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 16, 2016 10:53 AM (pF1cN)

365 >> the Indians CHAMPIONSHIP! run will soon begin.


Championship?

Did they move down to 'AA'?

Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 10:53 AM (91LL3)

366 Doddering old fools are likable.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:51 AM (LXJ1e)


______________________________________________

Not as my president they aren't.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 10:53 AM (rsudF)

367 This is the first year in a long, long time that the Mets are going into the season as a favorite to go deep into the post season. There young pitching is down right scary and we look like we can put up some runs this year without having to wait until August to do it.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 10:52 AM (/tuJf)



So "wait till next year" by the All Star Break then.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 10:54 AM (zt+N6)

368 /looks around for new thread

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:52 AM (9krrF)


Did not see one in the queue.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 16, 2016 10:54 AM (pF1cN)

369 Seriously, dozens of legit beefs to have with Trump. Given the non-conservative nature of the modern GOP, let's just put "he's not a real conservative" in a shallow grave somewhere and move on.



Put it in the same grave as the GOPe.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 10:54 AM (ApT0U)

370 My opinion is that the nation is still so far to the left of where a Republic should be, free shit promises will win the day over hard work equals prosperity almost every time. We found out 8 years ago that the takers outnumber the producers.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 16, 2016 10:50 AM (AJeMv)



Unfortunately I agree with that. It's not just the takers it's the idiots as the one link up top points out Millennials being so on board with socialism. I work with a 20 something who believes the country needs a real progressive agenda but can't figure out why all of his friends can't find jobs. He's supporting what's keeping his friends unemployed but can't see it through the indoctrination.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 16, 2016 10:55 AM (493sH)

371 Doddering old fools are likable.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:51 AM (LXJ1e)


Maybe Jimmah should get in the race. He is the stereotypical doddering old fool. Must be something wrong with me, I can't stand the old fool.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 10:55 AM (xWW96)

372 >>The guy ran the UN.That he was corrupt is a given.

This. Boutras-Gali and Anan were both involved in the Oil-for-Food shenanigans.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 10:55 AM (NOIQH)

373 Bandersnatch I understand that concern but it should only be applied to the swing states. IMO , the socon aspect is not a negative. I also think Cruz is smart enough and skilled enough to sway the undecideds with his arguments. I also think he can handle the press for the same reasons.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 16, 2016 10:55 AM (1g+wZ)

374 Put it in the same grave as the GOPe.

Nah. For that we need an ashtray.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:56 AM (9krrF)

375 >>Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 10:52 AM (/tuJf)


Hope. The last vestige of a Mets Fan.

Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 10:56 AM (91LL3)

376 Yet, Trump supporters ignore Trump's record.

Why? Because he says I'll build a wall and make America great again.

And any attempt to point that out is met with 'Ted Cruz is an unelectable Canadian' comments. Bait and switch.

Personally,
I think some people are so invested in Trump, that even though they
know he's a democrat and a guy who will say anything, they can't back
peddle now, lest they lose face. So pride? Something has to explain it.



Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 16, 2016 10:37 AM (2PHKP)


**********************

Don't forget, the Mexicans are going to pay for the wall, too.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 16, 2016 10:56 AM (5f5bM)

377 >>>Isnt there some sort of anti-pervy medication Spitzer can take?<<<

That dude is deviant to the core. There ain't no helping what he's got.

Posted by: Fritz at February 16, 2016 10:56 AM (UzPAd)

378


32% never heard of Scalia

I would have guessed more

I knew it.

They don't even know what the Constitution is either.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 10:56 AM (qCMvj)

379 You just have to love the Duke of Wellington:


"Gentlemen,

Whilst marching from Portugal to a position which commands the approach to Madrid and the French forces, my officers have been diligently complying with your requests which have been sent by H.M. ship from London to Lisbon and thence by dispatch to our headquarters.

We have enumerated our saddles, bridles, tents and tent poles, and all manner of sundry items for which His Majesty's Government holds me accountable. I have dispatched reports on the character, wit, and spleen of every officer. Each item and every farthing has been accounted for, with two regrettable exceptions for which I beg your indulgence.

Unfortunately the sum of one shilling and ninepence remains unaccounted for in one infantry battalion's petty cash and there has been a hideous confusion as the the number of jars of raspberry jam issued to one cavalry regiment during a sandstorm in western Spain. This reprehensible carelessness may be related to the pressure of circumstance, since we are war with France, a fact which may come as a bit of a surprise to you gentlemen in Whitehall.

This brings me to my present purpose, which is to request elucidation of my instructions from His Majesty's Government so that I may better understand why I am dragging an army over these barren plains. I construe that perforce it must be one of two alternative duties, as given below. I shall pursue either one with the best of my ability, but I cannot do both:

1. To train an army of uniformed British clerks in Spain for the benefit of the accountants and copy-boys in London or perchance.

2. To see to it that the forces of Napoleon are driven out of Spain.

Your most obedient servant,

Wellington"

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 16, 2016 10:56 AM (bpn7O)

380 >>So "wait till next year" by the All Star Break then.

Ha. Last year at the break it looked like it was a wait until next year year once again. Cespedes was like a gift from the Gods.

We got a full season from him this year along with a much improved middle of the infield and a full year of Conforto in left who looks like he could be the real deal.

If we blow it this year .....

Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 10:56 AM (/tuJf)

381 To all Hot Gas refugees, I say welcome!

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 10:56 AM (xWW96)

382 343 ...and will flop craptastically as soon as they play a team with decent pitching...

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 16, 2016 10:49 AM (pF1cN)
-------------------------------------------

Ooof.

And here I was hoping this time would be different. It's spring! A shot of optimism for everybody Mr. Bartender.

Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 10:56 AM (LISuA)

383 Does anybody feel like refighting the political battles of the George W. Bush Administration this year? Like we refought the battles of the Vietnam War in the 2004 Campaign?

Because I sure don't.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has Glower Sticks and Other Emergency Supplies! at February 16, 2016 10:57 AM (hLRSq)

384 Indeed! It's like Moo raised to the nth power instead of merely squared. How is it possible to make oneself tiresome after only two days?*

It's a gift.

Posted by: Hector at February 16, 2016 10:57 AM (pF1cN)

385 buzzion: Make America Great Again, Trump Super Fan, and Misfortune and Pestilence, all push the birther stuff. Its idiotic. And I say that as someone in the not opposed to - supportive of Trump area. I stand by my stance that he's an idiot.

Buzz, farbeit for me to advise the deceased in anything but as a suggestion on debate style for one and all:

"You're an idiot" is ad hominem.

"That position is idiotic" makes the same point, pretty much, but is to the topic not the person.

* tips hat, trips over own feet *

Posted by: mindful webworker - make America swell again! at February 16, 2016 10:57 AM (fjZl+)

386 375 >>Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 10:52 AM (/tuJf)


Hope. The last vestige of a Mets Fan.

Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 10:56 AM (91LL3)



As opposed to Delusion. The last vestige of a Cubs Fan.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 10:57 AM (zt+N6)

387 /looks around for new thread


You want DOOM.
You will settle for an Ace Top Ten.
You will get Art and like it.

Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 10:57 AM (91LL3)

388 >>To all Hot Gas refugees, I say welcome!

Now give them a link....

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 10:58 AM (NOIQH)

389 367 This is the first year in a long, long time that the Mets are going into the season as a favorite to go deep into the post season. There young pitching is down right scary and we look like we can put up some runs this year without having to wait until August to do it.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 10:52 AM (/tuJf)

As someone whose team is in the AL East (and I am not a Red Sox fan before anyone gets any ideas), I can only offer my sympathies for Mets fans having to share New York with Yankees fans.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 16, 2016 10:58 AM (LRuoq)

390 Maybe Jimmah should get in the race. He is the stereotypical doddering old fool. Must be something wrong with me, I can't stand the old fool.
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 10:55 AM (xWW96)

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Eventually old fools get on your nerves, maybe Bernie will hit that with the populous before November (if he gets that far).

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:58 AM (LXJ1e)

391 I always called him Boutros Boutros Ghali Ghali.

Posted by: mindful webworker - worker worker at February 16, 2016 10:58 AM (fjZl+)

392 NYMETS were in the WS. And your team?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 16, 2016 10:58 AM (q8MtA)

393 As opposed to Delusion. The last vestige of a Cubs Fan.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2016 10:57 AM (zt+N6)


____________________________________________________

Chicago Cubs: One of the few things deader than buzzion.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 10:59 AM (rsudF)

394 Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 16, 2016 10:56 AM (bpn7O)

Holy crap, that's hilarious. Did Wellington actually send that letter?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 16, 2016 10:59 AM (pF1cN)

395 302 The negatives of Trump:

1) Ego
2) Likes to play the loudmouth
3) Politically mercurial
Posted by: Make America Great Again
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You misspelled "he's an idiot."

Posted by: Chi at February 16, 2016 10:59 AM (OUpHg)

396 I'm still waiting for Ace to declare amnesty, and give all Hot Air refugees a free Ace of Spades HQ Platinum Account.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 16, 2016 10:49 AM (LRuoq)


Hey, I paid good money for MY AoSHQ Platinum Membership and you 're thinking Ace is going to treat the HA refugees like Syrians?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 10:59 AM (wYnyS)

397 391 I always called him Boutros Boutros Ghali Ghali.

I'm going to get the papers. Get the papers.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 10:59 AM (HMt16)

398 Now give them a link....
Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 10:58 AM (NOIQH)

I'm trying to cut back of spider links Lizzy. I seem to have developed a reputation.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 16, 2016 11:00 AM (xWW96)

399 >>And what has this "conservative" party done to stop that?



Which of those issues were passed by conservatives? None.
============
I didn't say "And what has this "conservative" party done to pass that?" I said, "And what has this "conservative" party done to STOP that?"

Point being, they've talked and talked and promised and promised they really, really mean it this time and are really, really, really going to stop the Democrats right after the election.

For. 30. Fucking. Years.

And for 30 years, each and every policy the Democrats have wanted, they have gotten.

Name me one, single conservative policy that has passed at the federal level--and survived--in the last 30 years.

One.

Because if the product is, "Republicans are not liberals," then we can easily point to the long list of not-liberal policies the Republicans have (A) passed or (B) prevented.

(And no, you don't get to point to gun control and abortion--that is entirely the base dragging the national party conservative, kicking and screaming.)



Posted by: RoyalOil at February 16, 2016 11:00 AM (fQ/0p)

400 To all Hot Gas refugees, I say welcome!

Now give them a link....
Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 10:58 AM (NOIQH)


Jammie Wear Fools is always worth a look.

Good Pal of Harry Reid: 'Gay People are Worse than Animals'

http://bit.ly/1QG4Hq1

good God, the hypocrisy on the left is so vile

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 11:00 AM (qCMvj)

401 Not seeing that at all.

Bernie is not likable --- he's like a leftover from Woodstock.



...who ignored Wavy Gravy's warning not to take the brown acid.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 11:00 AM (LUgeY)

402 rickl (Levin): Last night...

Thanks. Downloading now.

Posted by: mindful webworker - there! I said it! at February 16, 2016 11:00 AM (fjZl+)

403 388 >>To all Hot Gas refugees, I say welcome!


Oh sure, they SAY they're all 12 year old orphans...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 11:00 AM (HMt16)

404 See who the Mets play first this season? The Royals. So they get to see the WS Championship flag raised.

Posted by: HH at February 16, 2016 11:01 AM (DrCtv)

405 >>Did Wellington actually send that letter?


Yep. It was wrapped around a Filet and both were tucked into a flaky crust to secret it out of France.

Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 11:01 AM (91LL3)

406
wow, they won't give up on this

Trump Campaign's Pierson: 9/11 Hijackers Trained In Florida While Jeb Bush Was Governor

http://bit.ly/1KnAYW8

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 11:01 AM (qCMvj)

407 I've watched Donald Trump on Fox & Friends, (Yeah, I'm the guy who watches it. ...for ten years, now.. You're welcome for me taking the foul.

I've watched Donald Trump change his opinions, ( in the same paragraph), on more than a dozen occasions, let alone from one appearance to the next.

He is "Just Says Things Guy". We all know one. They "just say stuff" and nobody really calls them out on it because they love Rabbit Holes.

When "Just Says Things Guy" talks about his car, the thing is both the best and worst thing EVAR!?! ...In the same sentence. And you, (jerk!), simply don't understand what he, (genius), was trying to say.
...ever.

I avoid those people as often as possible. I most certainly don't cast votes for them.

...as leader of the free world.

Were I a Single Issue Voter, (border), and I thought it was the be-all-end-all, I might consider him an option.

Since he isn't the only option for that Single Issue?

And stop saying that Cruz isn't electable. Where does this garbage come from when they're running an Idiot Socialist and a Despised Criminal?

*hangs-up phone*

*dial tone*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 16, 2016 11:02 AM (OQ9R7)

408 My home server is not allowing me to go on this site, or weasel zippers. AT and T says there are copyright violations and I have to take anotes on line tutorial and wait at least 4 hours.


WTF

Posted by: ThunderB at February 16, 2016 11:02 AM (q8MtA)

409 383 Does anybody feel like refighting the political battles of the George W. Bush Administration this year? Like we refought the battles of the Vietnam War in the 2004 Campaign?

Because I sure don't.



Then people need to quit bringing up just how conservative the GOPe is.

Just as in poker, when "called", produce or fold.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 11:02 AM (ApT0U)

410

OT: WHAT a blizzard the NE has going on.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 11:02 AM (qCMvj)

411 No fair saying the Tribe can only win a AA championship! It's been years and years since the Yankees and the Red Sox stopped treating us like their farm teams.

Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 11:02 AM (LISuA)

412 >>I seem to have developed a reputation.


You misspelled "earned"
(I have have to resist the urge to re-link to that pic of Lena Dunham, her pj boy and the Obamas....)

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 11:02 AM (NOIQH)

413 Oh sure, they SAY they're all 12 year old orphans...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 11:00 AM (HMt16)


_______________________________________________

Unfortunately I am the slowed 12 year old in refugee school, but I am the hairiest.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 16, 2016 11:02 AM (rsudF)

414
En Fuego!

(just thought I'd give a classic meme for the HA refugees)

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 16, 2016 11:03 AM (ODxAs)

415 So...

Hot Air wants "diversity" of opinion.

Ye gods.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 16, 2016 11:03 AM (659DL)

416 I hate what tru.of us doing.

But they did go to flight school in Florida. And the instructors did call authorities and got blown off

Posted by: ThunderB at February 16, 2016 11:03 AM (q8MtA)

417 339--- I agree that Cruz has weaknesses as a candidate in the general. They ALL do and we know the MSM will be in high gear to exploit them.

But who has fewer weaknesses? Rubio can also be portrayed as a pro-life freak ---and as a Bush-policy warmonger. Bush is yuck. Carson is asleep. Is Kasich the most electable?!? Yikes.

Trump, IMO, is dead in the water, as far as the general is concerned. His supposed teflon coating pertains only to his greatest fans, which comprise at most 15-20% of the electorate. You can bet the he himself and the MSM will conspire to alienate the Trump-curious.

I think Cruz is FAR more electable than Trump. But I'm not sure that's saying much.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 16, 2016 11:03 AM (T/5A0)

418 And the snow keeps a-comin' down.

It's up to the top of my Jeep's wheel-wells.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 11:04 AM (HMt16)

419 My phone is a pain in the ass

Posted by: ThunderB at February 16, 2016 11:04 AM (q8MtA)

420 Posted by: ThunderB at February 16, 2016 11:02 AM (q8MtA)

HuffPo should work!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 11:04 AM (wYnyS)

421 artisanal 'ette linked it. She posted it in the morning thread.
Posted by: MTF at February 16, 2016 10:44 AM (LISuA)


thanks /wave

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 11:04 AM (qCMvj)

422 Make America Great Again: I think Bernie wins "likability" over Cruz hands down.

Not that the nation of idiots might not go socialist over Constitutionalist, but old man who yells at clouds likable? As personable as a bundle of barbed wire. Guess it depends on what a person finds to "like."

You're a... um... er... I mean... that position seems idiotic to me. And calls into question your good judgment regarding your candidate.

Posted by: mindful webworker - IMO at February 16, 2016 11:04 AM (fjZl+)

423 And the snow keeps a-comin' down.

It's up to the top of my Jeep's wheel-wells.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2016 11:04 AM (HMt16)


I just shoveled at least 6" off my back deck and it's pouring down.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 11:05 AM (qCMvj)

424 There is no talking baseball until after The Stanley Cup playoffs. There is still HOCKEY!

So just hold onto your baseball talk until the snow is gone, sometime in late May or early June depending on the effects of Man Made Global Warming Climate Change.

Posted by: Georgio Farfield at February 16, 2016 11:05 AM (aSKQD)

425 >>>In other news, the former UN Sec Gen with the quite hilarious name has died.

Dibs on the Roosevelt Island rent-controlled apartment.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 16, 2016 11:05 AM (bpn7O)

426 Art up.

Posted by: HH at February 16, 2016 11:06 AM (DrCtv)

427 I think Bernie wins "likability" over Cruz hands down.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:42 AM (LXJ1e)



That's just silly.

I like Cruz just fine and so do the people I know.

However, i do like intelligent people so that may be a factor.

But, Sanders likable?

Yeah, no.

He's that horrible GrandUncle that I assume most people have if their families are big enough.

You know, the guy whose wife has carried his worthless ass forever. No kids cuz he's the kid. Has an air of totally unjustified self-satisfaction while blathering on and on and on about socialism. He's an "artist" whose horrible "art" probably earns him a buck-fifty per year.

Ugh. No likable in the least.

However, as always, weak minds are being convinced of Sanderp's Likability becuz according the the MSM-


Kerry was the most handsome pony in the stable and a brave and glorious war hero!!!

Michelle is a beautiful full woman!!!
A Reverse Venus de Milo , if you will. Look at those fabulous arms!!!
Just ignore the constant resting bitch face and mega-stank-ass.

Etc.

Unlikable, unelectable...just unquantifiable negative terms for lame-asses who can't find concrete reasons to dismiss Cruz and promote their boy.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 16, 2016 11:06 AM (0cMkb)

428 >>I just shoveled at least 6" off my back deck and it's pouring down.

Oh, my!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2016 11:06 AM (NOIQH)

429 And the instructors did call authorities and got blown off

Posted by: ThunderB at February 16, 2016 11:03 AM (q8MtA)

I think I a friend knows the strip club they went to in Florida!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 11:06 AM (wYnyS)

430 Oddly I tried HuffPo. I did not work. But Drudge did. But not here, or Weasel Zippers or NRO. But powerlineblog Blog worked

Posted by: ThunderB at February 16, 2016 11:06 AM (q8MtA)

431 Hey, I paid good money for MY AoSHQ Platinum Membership and you 're thinking Ace is going to treat the HA refugees like Syrians?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 16, 2016 10:59 AM (wYnyS)

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Naw, just like the US illegals. If we were getting treated like the Syrians, we'd be chasing the moronettes all over the blog and rioting in the comments. Well, rioting more than the usual native posters, anyway.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 16, 2016 11:06 AM (LRuoq)

432 [edit button]

For everything there is a season, and it's hockey season.

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Posted by: Georgio Farfield at February 16, 2016 11:06 AM (aSKQD)

433 Trump is already facing the MSM and even FOX and the RNC. And he has basically taken on Hillary and Bill with the take down on Bill's misogynist (and worse) history. He has the national "gravitas" to make an impact, even if it doesn't have the presidential sheen some prefer.

Cruz is trying to follow the boorish Trump bulldozer and pick up offended voters as the alternate agent of change. But he has no executive experience and is a young freshman senator. The MSM death star has not focused its fully operational powers on Ted yet, and certainly love him going Big Jesus, "I'll make all abortion illegal".

Trump versus Hillary polling will improve greatly once all RINO and evangelicals are less anti-Trump, should he win the primary. Plus Trump will focus his own large caliber guns on Hillary, not Republicans. Cruz maybe could win, but guys like Giuliani think it is much easier for Trump, and that Trump would be more effective in office.

Running the evangelical Cruz has much more risk as I see it, and even if Cruz wins does he keep winning on borders and trade? He was not so strong on either, but certainly the best #2. But sure, Trump has some risk as well. It is simply risk/reward evaluation, with high stakes.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 16, 2016 11:06 AM (5Gpe2)

434 >>There is no talking baseball until after The Stanley Cup playoffs. There is still HOCKEY!


GO BLACKHAWKS!

Posted by: garrett at February 16, 2016 11:06 AM (91LL3)

435 Nood. Pitcher.

Posted by: johnd01 at February 16, 2016 11:07 AM (ukNFU)

436 But they did go to flight school in Florida. And the instructors did call authorities and got blown off

Oh FFS. We have the 9/11 Commission report that describes in excrutiating detail the top to bottom decades-long systemic failure (except for Congress somehow ducking any blame). Trump is trolling, people are falling for it, and Jeb, in his consultant-only existence, deserves every bit of it. None of these things are mutually exclusive.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 16, 2016 11:07 AM (659DL)

437 Eventually old fools get on your nerves, maybe Bernie will hit that with the populous before November (if he gets that far).

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 16, 2016 10:58 AM (LXJ1e)




I know the fix is in for the Beast but I hope the old gasbag wins the primary. I can imagine the 7 hour speeches about the glories of socialism, Mao, Castro, Ho Chi Minh etc. as he's followers look on with blank stares.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 16, 2016 11:07 AM (493sH)

438 410

OT: WHAT a blizzard the NE has going on.



Dang. 82 forecasted for Friday.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2016 11:07 AM (ApT0U)

439 I know this was covered earlier, but...

So now we have Hillary barking like a dog. Latest I heard was Howard Dean was mumbling something about "enjoy that soundbite" while walking away feeling vindicated. Mitt Romney was fetching his dog crate and wants to take Hillary for a car ride.

Posted by: Our Countr is Screwed at February 16, 2016 11:07 AM (jxbfJ)

440
sometime in late May or early June

I can't wait that long, my team is usually out by April 30.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 16, 2016 11:07 AM (ODxAs)

441

The Washington Free Beacon has the infamous Hillary Laugh Button

http://freebeacon.com/hillary-laugh-button/

and the most awesome Election Countdown Timer Judgment Day

http://freebeacon.com/judgment-day/

They really need a new gazooklie thing for Hillary Bark.

A Pez Dog?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2016 11:08 AM (qCMvj)

442 I know he is trolling. But the basic facts are correct.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 16, 2016 11:08 AM (q8MtA)

443 >>(And no, you don't get to point to gun control and abortion--that is entirely the base dragging the national party conservative, kicking and screaming.)


1) I don't agree that it is all the base (pro-tip, we are only a part of the base, the establishment is also part of the base whether we like it or not)

B) So what if it was? This is what a participatory democracy is supposed to look like. Do we just elect people and then hibernate for 4 year? Shit, we never stop talking about this. Not ever.

Or as Uncle Milt used to say:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEVI3bmN8TI

This is our job. To make it profitable for politicians to do the right thing. I only slightly modify his statement in that I think it is a hell of a lot easier to do this when you elect people who are least somewhat sympathetic to your views in the first place.

I don't think Trump is remotely controllable. He will do what he wants to do and that changes like the wind.

Cruz, on the other hand, has been a reliable conservative and if he strays I think it would be easier to get him back in line.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 11:08 AM (/tuJf)

444 Dibs on the Roosevelt Island rent-controlled apartment.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 16, 2016 11:05 AM (bpn7O)


Nice try. He probably had it sub-letted out to his mistress or one of his kids, so it's not going to ever be vacant.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 16, 2016 11:08 AM (pF1cN)

445 So just hold onto your baseball talk until the snow is gone, sometime in late May or early June depending on the effects of Man Made Global Warming Climate Change.

Posted by: Georgio Farfield at February 16, 2016 11:05 AM (aSKQD)



If only global warming could get the Cubs a World Series win then I might start believing in it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 16, 2016 11:08 AM (493sH)

446 willow: peeks in, backs out, closes door softly.

Dang! Six more weeks of this thread!

Posted by: mindful webworker - groundhog day again? at February 16, 2016 11:09 AM (fjZl+)

447 So...

Hot Air wants "diversity" of opinion.

Ye gods.



OK: all of them are full of shit.

Is that inclusive enough?

I don't want a "diversity" of opinions, I want the truth about what's actually happening.

Anything else is merely confusion and we have an overabundance of that these days.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 16, 2016 11:11 AM (LUgeY)

448 So now we have Hillary barking like a dog. Latest I heard was Howard Dean was mumbling something about "enjoy that soundbite" while walking away feeling vindicated. Mitt Romney was fetching his dog crate and wants to take Hillary for a car ride.

Posted by: Our Countr is Screwed at February 16, 2016 11:07 AM (jxbfJ)



And Barry is putting on his bib for dinner

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 16, 2016 11:13 AM (493sH)

449 "I'm still waiting for Ace to declare amnesty, and give all Hot Air refugees a free Ace of Spades HQ Platinum Account.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 16, 2016 10:49 AM (LRuoq)"


That might cause some consternation among those who paid $1000 for their Platinum Account. Perhaps Ace will merely give away the less pricey Aluminum Account or Cardboard Account.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 16, 2016 11:14 AM (QHgTq)

450 Boutros Boutros Ghali


Always sounded like "Bond, James Bond" to me.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 16, 2016 10:40 AM (lHb9q)


Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates (singing with Burl Ives' voice):


"Oh my gosh, my golly! It's Boutros Boutros Ghali!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 16, 2016 11:14 AM (Z8fuk)

451 Yes, I believe this Congress will block another JEF nomination for the SC, but not for the right reasons.

Basically, my thoughts are they want the threat of the next President making an SC pick right away for the most important election in ever cudgel to drag their boy Mario Rubio over the finish line.


Posted by: Chupacabra at February 16, 2016 09:17 AM (V40IZ)

I don't see this helping Rubio.... Cruz, the Constitutional guy, it will help, I think.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 16, 2016 11:15 AM (OrI3J)

452 nood art

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 16, 2016 11:16 AM (pF1cN)

453 >>>Yeah, I've been making contingency plans for that day myself. Mostly they involve an alcoholic stupor.

Last time I did that was the Bush/Gore in Florida.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 16, 2016 11:16 AM (bpn7O)

454 By Mexicans, Trump meant American taxpayers.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at February 16, 2016 11:21 AM (uhftQ)

455 Anybody who lights their head on fire to get back at someone who makes them angry is dumb and slope headed. That's why metaphors are employed, they sometimes point out absurdity with absurdity. On the other hand calling someone who's argument you can't or won't debate a kike because they are jewish to shut down debate is different.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 16, 2016 10:51 AM (UnJ7w)


So how long has English been your second language?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 16, 2016 11:22 AM (Z8fuk)

456 20 >>Parents & educators have failed us

I'm not sure failed is the right word since they have been doing this intentionally. I'd say betrayed is more like it.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 16, 2016 09:12 AM (/tuJf)

Last caller with Mark Wall on Bill Bennett's show this morning was a parent saying that conservatives need to shift their values because they don't align with what his "young [adult] kids" and "learn in school." Fantastic parenting and educating, we let the kids tell the parents how it is now.

Bring me candy you wimpy old people.

Posted by: 0302 at February 16, 2016 11:23 AM (wx6iv)

457 Political junkies (I include myself) aren't in touch with America much better than Beltway people.

32% Americans have no idea who Scalia was.

Obama's current average approval rating: 48%.

Just roll those two numbers around in your brain for a while.

Gotta run...

Posted by: Marie Antoin-ette at February 16, 2016 11:33 AM (3myMJ)

458 Fourth, I need a fourth point.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 16, 2016 10:22 AM (9krrF)


The fourth point is always that ice cream is cool and delicious.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 16, 2016 11:46 AM (OrI3J)

459 Unlikable, unelectable...just unquantifiable
negative terms for lame-asses who can't find concrete reasons to dismiss
Cruz and promote their boy.





Posted by: naturalfake at February 16, 2016 11:06 AM (0cMkb)

This.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 16, 2016 11:50 AM (OrI3J)

460 Are we tea partiers still fighting the behemoth, or is it just a choice of Godzilla or Genghis Khan now?

and good morning sunshine


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 16, 2016 09:18 AM (5Gpe2)

We are and we are making progress... slowly and painfully but progress none the less. We would already have amnesty if the Tea Party weren't around and fighting.


I would urge all that are dissatisfied to become similarly involved. It is amazing how much less fatalistic you are when you are actually in the fight.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 16, 2016 11:57 AM (OrI3J)

461 Does Misanthropic Humanitarian have a twitter account?

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 16, 2016 12:21 PM (h53OH)

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