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Rae Sloan Bredin, "Afternoon Hours" (n.d.)


Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:50 AM




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1 Foist?

Posted by: physics geek at February 26, 2016 10:52 AM (MT22W)

2 It's silly, but I'm pretty much never first. I COULDA BEEN A CONTENDER!

Posted by: physics geek at February 26, 2016 10:53 AM (MT22W)

3 Lovely!



Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 10:53 AM (NOIQH)

4 Oh yeah, the girl on the left. She swallows.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 26, 2016 10:53 AM (1xUj/)

5 Reminds me of the movie, "Enchanted April."

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 10:53 AM (NOIQH)

6 Well, that's different.

Posted by: HH at February 26, 2016 10:54 AM (DrCtv)

7 My gaaww! It's full of people!

Posted by: mindful webworker - art schmarty at February 26, 2016 10:54 AM (qScIa)

8 She has that "Dear God, did you do it again IP?" look I'm so used to

Posted by: IP - NOW GOPe Free! at February 26, 2016 10:54 AM (aQQbl)

9 Can't wait to read the comments on this thread.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at February 26, 2016 10:55 AM (9MYlc)

10 Pine nut, dear?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 26, 2016 10:55 AM (sl+zA)

11 ...rdb -- always enjoy your picks; we've similar tastes in art.

Posted by: billygoat at February 26, 2016 10:56 AM (INxoa)

12 One day she will save enough to build an actual house on that spot.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 26, 2016 10:56 AM (sl+zA)

13 Well, good thing I didn't write the long comment I was thinking of on the last thread.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 26, 2016 10:56 AM (GDulk)

14 ...however, I do also enjoy the Moron posts as regards to the artwork, too!

Posted by: billygoat at February 26, 2016 10:57 AM (INxoa)

15 That's a man, baby, yeah.

Posted by: Austin Powers at February 26, 2016 10:57 AM (H9MG5)

16 I like it, but it's worlds away from where we are.

Reminds me of Isola dei Pescatori.

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 10:58 AM (QFRx/)

17 Hey look! It's a picture of Mario after his watch comment last night.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 10:58 AM (UnJ7w)

18 Rae Sloan Bredin, "Afternoon Hours"



Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!
-Jan

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 10:58 AM (wKcYr)

19
Mrs. Clinton, release the names of the countries of origin for the parts in your electromechanical mobility assistance device!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 26, 2016 10:59 AM (BK3ZS)

20 repost, because, it's pretty powerful

New Noonan at the WSJ, oh my


Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected

Why political professionals are struggling to make sense of the world they created.


http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-and-the-rise-of-the-unprotected-1456448550

I know most people here do not like Peggy, but you will like this - even if she was a traitor, she is starting to sound like a Moron.

And between the lines, she's giving you reason to continue to fight for the 2nd Amendment, whether she knows it or not. It's almost like a hint of her viewing the "burn it down" mentality.

Good for her, for a change.

She calls those defying what we are seeing in America "normal people" and "unprotected." She's got that right.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 26, 2016 11:00 AM (qCMvj)

21

pool boy, fetch me my gin with cucumber

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:00 AM (zOTsN)

22 She has breasts like Bombay mangoes....

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:00 AM (D+xyy)

23 Is it me or did Mario do the Mr. Roper 'look into the camera and smile thing' every time he slapped Trump on live television?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:00 AM (UnJ7w)

24 Mother: It's afternoon and I just picked up these breakfast dishes from the living room, would you please get off your butt and wash them?!!


Reclining millenial: Oh bother, Mom. I've just slipped from lassitude into full on ennui. Can't really be bothered right now.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 26, 2016 11:00 AM (NeFrd)

25 16 I like it, but it's worlds away from where we are.


Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 10:58 AM (QFRx/)

I wish it was my world.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 26, 2016 11:00 AM (u0lmX)

26 OK...here we go again.

4th Q GDP revised upward "unexpectedly" to 1% (WOOOOO) from .7%.

Now...put these two together:

Companies accumulating stockpiles at a faster pace AND household spending revised downward by .2 percent.


Call me crazy, but that sure looks like falling demand rather than growth to me.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 26, 2016 11:01 AM (659DL)

27
Oh yeah, the girl on the left. She swallows.

Elliott Spitzer would love to make her acquaintance.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 26, 2016 11:01 AM (BK3ZS)

28 and the little sandwiches and lemon squares


bring those too!

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:01 AM (zOTsN)

29 We've secretly replaced the fine coffee she normally drinks with cyanide crystals. Let's see if she notices.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 26, 2016 11:01 AM (sl+zA)

30 Kimono, people! Get with the program!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 26, 2016 11:02 AM (NeFrd)

31

My only question is what book is she reading?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 26, 2016 11:02 AM (qCMvj)

32 We've secretly replaced the fine coffee she normally drinks with cyanide crystals. Let's see if she notices.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 26, 2016 11:01 AM (sl+zA)

Oh you!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:02 AM (UnJ7w)

33
I shall rename this painting "Bill Cosby Just Left".

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 11:03 AM (8XRCm)

34 My only question is what book is she reading?


Ennui For Dummies

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 26, 2016 11:03 AM (sl+zA)

35

notice she is directly gazing at the artist with a knowing stare. she is quite brazen

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:03 AM (zOTsN)

36 Accidental busty lesbian pr0n: the prequel

Posted by: Crabby cupcake at February 26, 2016 11:03 AM (AZ8yL)

37 My only question is what book is she reading?

Lew Alcindor's Big Book of Gun Running Jokes

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 26, 2016 11:03 AM (659DL)

38 Kimono, people! Get with the program!


Yukata be kidding me. Already?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 26, 2016 11:03 AM (1xUj/)

39
Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected

Trump eschews condom use?

Sandra Fluke chews condoms.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 26, 2016 11:03 AM (BK3ZS)

40 My only question is what book is she reading?
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 26, 2016 11:02 AM (qCMvj)

The Taming of the Shrew.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:03 AM (UnJ7w)

41 "Your tea and opium miss. "

Posted by: Iblis at February 26, 2016 11:04 AM (9221z)

42 Ennui For Dummies
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 26, 2016 11:03 AM (sl+zA)


heh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 26, 2016 11:04 AM (qCMvj)

43

fifty shades of grey

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:04 AM (zOTsN)

44 Bannerman's Catalogue.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2016 11:04 AM (q2o38)

45 This painting... super classy. Fantastic. I think she's reading "Art of the Deal."
She ties a tie like Mario. Very sloppy. Not classy. Not Presidential. Bad.

Posted by: D. Trump at February 26, 2016 11:04 AM (H9MG5)

46

bet the lady in the kimono has a netsuke

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:05 AM (zOTsN)

47 What happened to Breitbart, they're all in on Trump now. I know they've been like that for a while, but it just seems weird.

Posted by: Iblis at February 26, 2016 11:05 AM (9221z)

48 My only question is what book is she reading?

****


I'm not sure, but it may be an adult coloring book.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 26, 2016 11:05 AM (NeFrd)

49 My only question is what book is she reading?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette


50 Shades of Zane Grey

Posted by: Bruce at February 26, 2016 11:05 AM (8ikIW)

50
Call me crazy, but that sure looks like falling demand rather than growth to me.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 26, 2016 11:01 AM (659DL)


Yeah, well, like that's just your opinion, man.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 26, 2016 11:06 AM (BK3ZS)

51 * applauds D.Trump sock at 45*

Well played.

Posted by: Irony at February 26, 2016 11:06 AM (BHaRb)

52 @rickb223 Nowhere in my comment did I imply that the repubs did anything to stop any lurch leftward over the past 30+ years. The only temporary slowing of that lurch was Reagan. Trump if he gets the presidency WILL continue that lurch, if not speed it up. He will cozy and make deals with the current GOP establishment, unlike that nasty Ted Cruz. This was a campaign argument he made.

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 11:06 AM (wnwJC)

53 White privilege!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at February 26, 2016 11:06 AM (PjWy4)

54

there is lovely embroidery at the bottom of the other lady's kimono. Some sort of sword fight

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:07 AM (zOTsN)

55 Bannerman's Catalogue.

Maet has a catalog?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 26, 2016 11:07 AM (1xUj/)

56 why is the girl on the left so much larger than the other person, who is closer? giantism?

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 26, 2016 11:07 AM (eUbDe)

57

this may be a case of cultural appropriation

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:07 AM (zOTsN)

58 "bet the lady in the kimono has a netsuke"

Is that Japanese for "nutsack"?

Posted by: Bruised Gender at February 26, 2016 11:07 AM (8TdcF)

59 "Really, Mary? Again with the tea? Yes, yes, your so sophisticated. I'm sticking with beer, thanks."

Posted by: Dadjokes at February 26, 2016 11:08 AM (3e/Uq)

60 Count between post of nice ladies relaxing and horde hitting the gutter? 4 comments.

Posted by: mindful webworker - sigh at February 26, 2016 11:08 AM (qScIa)

61 Miss Lindsey jokes about murdering Ted Cruz, MSM roars in laughter.

If he'd made this joke about Hillary or Obama, he'd be announcing his resignation this morning

Lindsey Graham jokes about how to get away with murdering Ted Cruz

http://tinyurl.com/hopa6ob

Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2016 11:08 AM (fxwLy)

62 I'm not sure, but it may be an adult coloring book.

Saw a Game of Thrones coloring book at the used and new bookstore a couple days ago. Just seemed wrong...

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 11:08 AM (bZ7mE)

63 This painting... super classy. Fantastic. I think she's reading "Art of the Deal."
She ties a tie like Mario. Very sloppy. Not classy. Not Presidential. Bad.
Posted by: D. Trump at February 26, 2016 11:04 AM (H9MG5)


lol

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 26, 2016 11:09 AM (qCMvj)

64 That painting drips of white privilege and should be banned from the internet faster than a Chuck Jonson insult comment.

-Dan Rather

Posted by: Meremortal at February 26, 2016 11:09 AM (3myMJ)

65 Count between post of nice ladies relaxing and horde hitting the gutter? 4 comments.
Posted by: mindful webworker - sigh at February 26, 2016 11:08 AM (qScIa)

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..... so step it up people. You're slipping.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 11:09 AM (8XRCm)

66
I shall call it, Before Summer's Eve Appeared and Started the Onslaught of Advertisements for Conditions We Had Rather Not Known About

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 26, 2016 11:09 AM (BK3ZS)

67 I'm wondering if Cruz isn't playing this just about right...

1 - Let Trump get out in front, to be taken down by the establishment pack. (Romney's tax thingie is the first real shot at him. Many more to come.)

B - Let Rubio take his shot at front runner and fall flat on his face.

III - Move in for the kill.

But then, what do I know?

Posted by: El Lurko at February 26, 2016 11:09 AM (CEvum)

68 kimono lady with bun appears to be a servant, serving the white western lady with her bangs and modern dress. may even be a servant girl

or the artist has difficulty with perspective

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:10 AM (zOTsN)

69 "Are you as bored as I am. dear?"
"Terminally, I think I will go shag the Pool-boy."
"Delightful, then I'll take a run at the gardener."

Posted by: JB1000 at February 26, 2016 11:10 AM (16OL0)

70 Kimono lady may actually be a small statue, much like the cute jockey the girl has out on her front lawn.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 26, 2016 11:11 AM (sl+zA)

71 I shall rename this painting- "Gilbert and Sullivan's Girl in a Sailor Suit and Japanese Maiden Afternoon Delight Fantasy Dream Sequence #1"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 26, 2016 11:11 AM (NeFrd)

72 I guess butt stuff is tiring.

Posted by: eman at February 26, 2016 11:11 AM (MQEz6)

73 Nice depiction of an idyll.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 11:12 AM (pqu9S)

74 Is that Stephanie Vanderkellen?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 26, 2016 11:12 AM (FkBIv)

75 Those two ladies were insatiable ... and my god, the humidity.

But after a couple hours, I finally rendered them both satisfied and sleepy, as you see.

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 26, 2016 11:12 AM (BHaRb)

76 Count between post of nice ladies relaxing and horde hitting the gutter? 4 comments.

Yeah, sorry. Slow typing fingers...

Oh. What?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 26, 2016 11:12 AM (1xUj/)

77 Ted and Marco should agree -

One of them gets the first and fourth term as President, and then takes term two and three as VP while the other serves as President. That way, one gets the win of being first in the office and setting the agenda, while the other gets eight years in a row to make things happen.

Posted by: VA MK Z at February 26, 2016 11:12 AM (+0aiQ)

78 The redhead is giving me the eye. Sweeet.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 26, 2016 11:12 AM (m3iiU)

79 FOX keeps showing the clip where Trump says "government would pay", but they clip out just those words, cut off the rest of the sentence.

He had just talked about not letting people die in the street, so it takes a little more context to claim those three words were in the context of socialized medicine for all. Especially when he says there are private plans and he'd enable buying across state lines, enabling much more competition. Trump also points out how Obamacare was influenced/written by the insurance lobbyists.

When they start not just going out of context, but cutting sentences in half, of thirds, they are being too sneaky, by more than half.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 26, 2016 11:13 AM (eUbDe)

80 Is that Stephanie Vanderkellen?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 26, 2016 11:12 AM (FkBIv)

Holy crap! I think you're right!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:13 AM (UnJ7w)

81 This painting is a perfect example of why I need experts to tell me what this image is intended to represent.

My first thought was a Buddhist offering from the monk on the right. (The monk looking for a place to put xis offering.) I didn't even see the person on the left.

Once the person in the chair on the left appeared, that made the highlights (which I thought were candles) all weird.

So my reaction to this work is WTH?

Posted by: Basic Argyle at February 26, 2016 11:13 AM (+XvV5)

82 Lindsey Graham jokes about how to get away with murdering Ted Cruz Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2016 11:08 AM

Sorta goes along nicely with Sooper-Sophisticated Wick Rilson and Chuckie CW Cookie advocating shooting Trump, doesn't it?

Does Rafael need a Safe Space?

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:13 AM (D+xyy)

83 Well it's a lot better than the painting from the ONT.

Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 11:13 AM (lNK80)

84 most of this artists work were painted in New Hope PA and the Delaware Water Gap.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:13 AM (zOTsN)

85 Seamus turning Japanese, does he really think so?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 11:13 AM (pqu9S)

86
Huma, bring me my laxative tea!

Posted by: Hillary at February 26, 2016 11:13 AM (ODxAs)

87 She played Julia Duffy of Newhart.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:14 AM (UnJ7w)

88 It's official. This mango thing is going to be with us well into the next decade

Posted by: Mega at February 26, 2016 11:14 AM (hHFOx)

89 Trump if he gets the presidency WILL continue that lurch, if not speed it up. He will cozy and make deals with the current GOP establishment, unlike that nasty Ted Cruz. This was a campaign argument he made.
Posted by: JROD



And Cruz will get steamrolled. The dems and the GOPe hate him.

And they WILL have enough to override a veto. Every. Time.

THAT is why the GOPe HAS to be destroyed. And that is why I would give anything for a Trump/Cruz 2016 ticket.
Because in 4 or 8 years, Cruz would be able to effect real change. But he is not going to be able to do it on his own.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 11:14 AM (wKcYr)

90 Composition of the painting strikes me as somewhat cramped, and the nearly dead-center placement of the flowers (or any focal point object in any painting) betrays the talented amateur or the self-taught professional. Really like the color palette, though. That coral cushion was no easy trick.

Posted by: troyriser at February 26, 2016 11:14 AM (Hz/9Y)

91 This painting could easily depict a scene from a Jane Austen novel. It is very sweet. Nothing lesbian'ish about it at all.

Posted by: IC at February 26, 2016 11:14 AM (a0IVu)

92 Sorta goes along nicely with Sooper-Sophisticated Wick Rilson and Chuckie CW Cookie advocating shooting Trump, doesn't it?

Does Rafael need a Safe Space?
Posted by: MrScribbler a

I didnt like it when Rick Wilson did it either. I stopped following him in fact.

what is your deal? that a death candidate against a candidate is ok? surely you dont mean that.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:15 AM (zOTsN)

93 So why are we talking about a compromise with Mario? What's so terrible about Trump winning the nomination?

Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 11:15 AM (lNK80)

94 86
Huma, bring me my laxative tea!
Posted by: Hillary at February 26, 2016 11:13 AM (ODxAs)


"No! my 'laxative tea' is the VO Black label you stupid cunt! The Scapa is my "cough syrup"!

Posted by: Iblis at February 26, 2016 11:15 AM (9221z)

95 So "Enchanted April" isn't on IMDB - weird.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 11:15 AM (NOIQH)

96
Satiated After Feasting on Dozens of Stolen Souls, the Ginger Relaxes Before Afternoon Tea

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 26, 2016 11:15 AM (BK3ZS)

97 Nothing lesbian'ish about it at all.
Posted by: IC at February 26, 2016 11:14 AM (a0IVu)

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I see you're new here. Welcome!!

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 11:15 AM (8XRCm)

98 The Peggy Noonan piece is good. She's been decent on the last few political shows I've watched.

CBS had Marco on this morning. Plus a story about Trump's charity donations. Nothing on Obama or Clinton's charity donations though. They did mention Cruz when they showed pictures of him at the debate.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 26, 2016 11:15 AM (5HBd1)

99 gah " a joke about the murder of a candidate"

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:15 AM (zOTsN)

100 Alternate Title: After Nooner Hours

Posted by: Mega at February 26, 2016 11:15 AM (hHFOx)

101 Looks like no one has called the corgis yet.

Works for me. Leave the election debates back there. We'll talk ahrt.

Posted by: mindful webworker - pinky extended at February 26, 2016 11:16 AM (qScIa)

102 What's so terrible about Trump winning the nomination?

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Some of us are tired of pro-government liberals.

Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:16 AM (gmeXX)

103 The woman holding the teacup is looking at a surfacing U-boat.

Posted by: eman at February 26, 2016 11:16 AM (MQEz6)

104 White Privilege in Silk

Posted by: Fritz at February 26, 2016 11:16 AM (UzPAd)

105 most of this artists work were painted in New Hope PA and the Delaware Water Gap.


Now you're going to get yelled at. I got called a Yankee the other day for mentioning the Delaware Water Gap.

I grew up near New Hope. Delightful town.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 26, 2016 11:16 AM (1xUj/)

106 Nothing lesbian'ish about it at all.


Posted by: IC at February 26, 2016 11:14 AM (a0IVu)


..are we looking at the same painting? They are mere moments from a fur fight.

Posted by: IP - NOW GOPe Free! at February 26, 2016 11:17 AM (aQQbl)

107 Alternate title: "Bored Chick Reading a Book, and I Had to Paint Her Because I'm Banging Her."

Posted by: BurtTC at February 26, 2016 11:17 AM (TOk1P)

108 Reading a book, under a tree, sipping coffee, near a lake -- that's the life!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 26, 2016 11:17 AM (iQIUe)

109 I see you're new here. Welcome!!

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 11:15 AM (8XRCm)
LOL - I have been lurking for years, commenting periodically. This is a scary crowd to be commenting regularly.

Posted by: IC at February 26, 2016 11:18 AM (a0IVu)

110
Sun spots quite active that day.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 26, 2016 11:18 AM (ODxAs)

111 IN RE: Rubio planning for contested convention.

It is an admission that there is no clear path to a majority for Rubio, and that at some point the backroom wheeling and dealing would be needed to get him the nomination. It is not a good thing to have to admit, but it makes sense to plan for it - shows someone is not engaging in wishful thinking.

It also would be a nightmare, because a contested convention means that the party is split and that the split is deep and emotional.* No one would go away happy, some very large group would go away feeling betrayed, and a party unified on the surface only would not be a good thing to take into a general election.

*Political junkies would like to see it because they are political junkies and things like that fascinate them. Others wouldn't be so enthusiastic.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 26, 2016 11:18 AM (hLRSq)

112 Basic Argyle: I didn't even see the person on the left.

I see a rabbit and a duck.

Posted by: mindful webworker - squinting at February 26, 2016 11:19 AM (qScIa)

113 This is a scary crowd to be commenting regularly.
Posted by: IC at February 26, 2016 11:18 AM (a0IVu)

Come on in, the waters fine!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:19 AM (UnJ7w)

114

I'd hit it...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 26, 2016 11:19 AM (HSmrB)

115 Personally, I can't FIND a Trump supporter.
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Because the sheer intensity of the contempt for his supporters, both from left and right, drives them underground. For instance, the pic in my nick (give it a click) was something I put in there in Sept. or Oct. while I was moderately Trump-curious.

In the intervening weeks I hedged all my Trumpist tendencies and even convinced myself I was pro-Cruz (and I do like Cruz). I walked softly here on the blog.

To you who are stridently and confidently and dogmatically anti-Trump: it sure does feel good to wield the righteous power of the brahmins, doesn't it? Stamping out wrongthink. Extend a little more sympathy on the next preening liberal you come across.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:20 AM (xuouz)

116 Another Philly painter. He died relatively young in the mid 30s.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 26, 2016 11:20 AM (iQIUe)

117 This is a scary crowd to be commenting regularly.


*****


Meh, it's not that bad. Just try to steer clear of the spittle-flecked raving lunatics.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 26, 2016 11:21 AM (NeFrd)

118 She's reading "The Tatler", by Richard Steele.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 26, 2016 11:21 AM (GGCsk)

119 LOL - I have been lurking for years, commenting periodically. This is a scary crowd to be commenting regularly.
Posted by: IC at February 26, 2016 11:18 AM (a0IVu)

Don't trust anybody who starts asking you your opinions on forks!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:21 AM (xuouz)

120
Oh Bother, The Princeton Rowing Eight Is Headed This Way For Afternoon Sport Again

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 26, 2016 11:21 AM (BK3ZS)

121 Alternate title - Up Periscope!

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 11:21 AM (pqu9S)

122 I actually really really like this painting. Lowers the BP, wish I ws there

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:21 AM (zOTsN)

123 Sup Arson, did you watch the debate last night?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:21 AM (xuouz)

124
trump-curious

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**snort**

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 11:21 AM (8XRCm)

125 Rae Sloan Bredin is a dude?


Wonder if he knew Evelyn Waugh.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 26, 2016 11:21 AM (NeFrd)

126 Is that "50 Shades of Ghey" she's reading?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at February 26, 2016 11:22 AM (jsWA8)

127 From wiki:


Rae Sloan Bredin was an American painter. He was a member of the New Hope, Pennsylvania school of impressionists. He is known for his peaceful spring and summer landscapes with relaxed groups of women and children.



Relaxed. Yeah, that's what I call it.

Posted by: Bill Cosby at February 26, 2016 11:22 AM (1xUj/)

128 this artist painted mostly his wife and children. If thats the case here, they look very content

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:22 AM (zOTsN)

129 So the lass with the tea cup is brooking no trout?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 11:22 AM (pqu9S)

130 gah " a joke about the murder of a candidate"

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:15 AM (zOTsN)

_______

MrScrib just got a stiffy and had to overshare.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 26, 2016 11:22 AM (MIKMs)

131 "The Tatler", by Richard Steele.

what is this, revenge of the graduate school English majors

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:22 AM (QFRx/)

132 Just try to steer clear of the spittle-flecked raving lunatics.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 26, 2016 11:21 AM


In other words: "This is a scary crowd to be commenting regularly"

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:22 AM (D+xyy)

133
The girl on the right in the robe practices Ace hours.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 26, 2016 11:23 AM (ODxAs)

134 New Hope, Pennsylvania

Quakers?

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:23 AM (QFRx/)

135 Don't trust anybody who starts asking you your opinions on forks!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:21 AM (xuouz)


And away we go!

Posted by: IP - NOW GOPe Free! at February 26, 2016 11:23 AM (aQQbl)

136 No one would go away happy, some very large group would go away feeling betrayed, and a party unified on the surface only would not be a good thing to take into a general election.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 26, 2016 11:18 AM (hLRSq)

I am beginning to think this is what is going to happen. I just don't see the RNC letting Trump take this. The only silver lining in this scenario that I see is Sanders supporters rebelling when Hillary steals her nomination and the democratic turnout being really depressed.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:23 AM (UnJ7w)

137 In other words: "This is a scary crowd to be commenting regularly"


Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:22 AM (D+xyy)


******


'Zactly

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 26, 2016 11:23 AM (NeFrd)

138 To you who are stridently and confidently and dogmatically anti-Trump: it sure does feel good to wield the righteous power of the brahmins, doesn't it? Stamping out wrongthink. Extend a little more sympathy on the next preening liberal you come across.

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I have no contempt for Trump supporters. I don't want him to be president so in that regard I am anti-Trump, but I have always liked him otherwise. I get his appeal, and I understand why people would vote for him.

Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:24 AM (gmeXX)

139 Peggy: "We're in a funny moment."

This is the lede?

Ace can do better than that.

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:24 AM (QFRx/)

140 "This is a scary crowd to be commenting regularly."

Just change your name alot. That's what I do.
Of course, you'll get called 'troll', but just change your name again.

The regulars get a little huffy. Just ignore them

Posted by: Basic Argyle at February 26, 2016 11:24 AM (+XvV5)

141 @89rickb223 Same thing was said about Reagan. Trump has more than telegraphed that he is Democrat running as a Republican. I had hope at first that he might be the real deal, he's not. The GOPe will remain intact if not gain strength under Trump because like the GOPe us conservatives are the problem. Just listen to that snuggle toothed POS Trump cheerleader Michael Savage. Trump is the new agrarian nationalist populist something or another that is replacing us nerdy, dungeons and dragon conservatives.

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 11:24 AM (wnwJC)

142 >>131
"The Tatler", by Richard Steele.
What is this, revenge of the graduate school English majors
Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:22 AM (QFRx/)<<

Hah! I knew someone else here read it.

It's actually on my bookshelf.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 26, 2016 11:24 AM (GGCsk)

143 If you come to a fork in the road, knife it.

- NYC #BLM Philosopher

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 26, 2016 11:25 AM (Nwg0u)

144 Bredin also painted the kimono girl nekkid.

http://bit.ly/24t5k07

Not kidding.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at February 26, 2016 11:25 AM (1xUj/)

145 ahh.... Bucks County

explains the leisured ease

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:25 AM (QFRx/)

146 *Political junkies would like to see it because they are political junkies and things like that fascinate them. Others wouldn't be so enthusiastic.Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 26, 2016 11:18 AM (hLRSq)

A GOP party split while outright Marxist socialists are ascendant in the Democratic Party would be/will be disastrous. It'll be like 1852-1860 all over again. Unless, of course, you like the idea of bloody cataclysm, which is what I suppose 'Let It Burn' means.

Posted by: troyriser at February 26, 2016 11:25 AM (Hz/9Y)

147 Extending sympathy TO*** goshdarn it

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:25 AM (xuouz)

148 Personally, I can't FIND a Trump supporter.
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Because the sheer intensity of the contempt for his supporters, both from left and right, drives them underground.



Here's one. Right here. Me.
I'm tired of having to hold my nose and "vote" for the best piece of shit the GOPe dares to offer up only to have the fuck me repeatedly.

I WAS THAT GUY THAT SCREAMED "You have to vote GWB/GWHB/McCain/Romney because the dem is worse!" only to be stabbed in the back the the GOPe Every. Fucking. Time.

"Give us both houses" they said.
We did.
"Impeachment is off the table" BEFORE they were sworn in.

Fuck. That. Shit.
No more. WAR.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 11:26 AM (wKcYr)

149
LOL - I have been lurking for years, commenting periodically. This is a scary crowd to be commenting regularly.------IC

IS THAT A PLEDGE PIN ON YOUR UNIFORM?!

Posted by: Niedermyer at February 26, 2016 11:26 AM (m3iiU)

150 I see everyone survived last nights mud wrestling match....

Posted by: donna at February 26, 2016 11:26 AM (/dSsq)

151 Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 26, 2016 11:16 AM (1xUj/)

Nooo, you got called a yankee for deliberately conflating a town there with one of the same/similar name in Mexico. Though I'm sure you know that and are just joking.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 26, 2016 11:26 AM (GDulk)

152 Posted by: mustbequantum at February 26, 2016 11:22 AM

I was merely pointing out that death threats against a certain candidate attract neither attention nor condemnation here, while death threats against another, more "acceptable" candidate generate outrage.

It is reprehensible in both instances. In fact, I had this strange idea that there are laws against making threats of bodily harm. Senatorial (and Pundit) privilege overrule that, I guess.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:26 AM (D+xyy)

153 er, how many volumes of The Tatler do you own?

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:26 AM (QFRx/)

154 Sup Arson, did you watch the debate last night?
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:21 AM (xuouz)

Morning! I missed it because of work but stayed up late to catch up. My impression is to little to late. But I agree with Ace when he posted what Mario did to Trump is probably illegal in 28 states. Ouch!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:26 AM (UnJ7w)

155
"Personally, I can't FIND a Trump supporter."

Because the sheer intensity of the contempt for his supporters....
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR



It will simply never occur to them that people are avoiding them for this very reason.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 26, 2016 11:26 AM (kdS6q)

156 New Hope, Pennsylvania

Quakers?



Artists and gays. It was a summer colony for the NYC set, much like Provincetown, MA.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at February 26, 2016 11:27 AM (1xUj/)

157 maybe thats his wife. And they are real, and spectacular. I can see why she is rarely fully dressed

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:27 AM (zOTsN)

158 Trump, "agrarian"?

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:27 AM (QFRx/)

159 If you want to kill Hillary!, throw a bucket of water on her.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 26, 2016 11:27 AM (Nwg0u)

160 I see everyone survived last nights mud wrestling match....
Posted by: donna at February 26, 2016 11:26 AM (/dSsq)

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Peice of Cake.

A lot easier than yesterday afternoon here on the blog.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 11:27 AM (8XRCm)

161 I'm tired of having to hold my nose and "vote" for the best piece of shit the GOPe dares to offer up only to have the fuck me repeatedly.

I WAS THAT GUY THAT SCREAMED "You have to vote GWB/GWHB/McCain/Romney because the dem is worse!" only to be stabbed in the back the the GOPe Every. Fucking. Time.


Just be aware that a lot a lot conservatives who do not like or trust Trump may be equally reluctant to hold their noses and vote for the lesser of two evils.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 11:28 AM (bZ7mE)

162 Oh, Huma. I'm so tired. Could you give me a back rub?

Posted by: Hillary at February 26, 2016 11:28 AM (9mTYi)

163 while death threats against another, more "acceptable" candidate generate outrage

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:26 AM (D+xyy)

Will someone make death threats against me please?

Posted by: Ben Carson at February 26, 2016 11:28 AM (UnJ7w)

164 I was merely pointing out that death threats against a certain candidate attract neither attention nor condemnation here, while death threats against another, more "acceptable" candidate generate outrage.

It is reprehensible in both instances. In fact, I had this strange idea that there are laws against making threats of bodily harm. Senatorial (and Pundit) privilege overrule that, I guess.

Posted by: MrScribble


that is simply not true. I complained, right here on this blog, about Rick Wilson and his outlandish attacks on Trump

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:28 AM (zOTsN)

165 A lot easier than yesterday afternoon here on the blog.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 11:27 AM (8XRCm)

Indeed! Some days I look at the comments and just close the browser. Some days, I just close the browser.


Posted by: IP - NOW GOPe Free! at February 26, 2016 11:29 AM (aQQbl)

166 Well, Happy Friday Everyone!
Anyone have big plans for the week-end?
Mr. H and I will visit his mother and take her shopping.
She's 82 and a half.

Posted by: ALH at February 26, 2016 11:29 AM (uLuPn)

167 Half of what?

Posted by: IP - NOW GOPe Free! at February 26, 2016 11:30 AM (aQQbl)

168 Later gators!


Endeavor to persevere!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 26, 2016 11:30 AM (NeFrd)

169 A lot easier than yesterday afternoon here on the blog.


Yes it has gotten pretty nasty.... I wish I was as "passionate" about any of these Candidates....

Posted by: donna at February 26, 2016 11:31 AM (/dSsq)

170 Will someone make death threats against me please?
Posted by: Ben Carson at February 26, 2016 11:28 AM (UnJ7w)

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What? Your audit wasnt enough??

Posted by: Barrack Obama at February 26, 2016 11:31 AM (8XRCm)

171 Personally, I can't FIND a Trump supporter.

I don't know anybody who voted for Bush.

Posted by: Paul E. Kale at February 26, 2016 11:31 AM (FkBIv)

172 "equally reluctant"

what would they want from Trump, Grey Fox?

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:31 AM (QFRx/)

173 Peruse some of the so-called "conservative" sites and their comments on Trump.

He's apparently the anti-Christ and anyone who votes for him are apostates and drooling simpletons who can't discern issues for themselves.

But that's just a "principled, High-brow, intellectual view.

By the way, so is their decision to sit home and/or vote for The Hag.

Because, yo know, that's the cerebral, phrenic decision.

;-/

Posted by: Marcus T at February 26, 2016 11:31 AM (GGCsk)

174 Because the sheer intensity of the contempt for his supporters, both from left and right, drives them underground.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 11:26 AM


A neighbor -- whom I don't know well -- just put a "Trump" sign in his yard.

In Eastern MA, that's pretty damn brave.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:31 AM (D+xyy)

175 New Hope os lovely. Lots of antigue stores and little restaurants and coffee houses.

Abby Hoffman lived there for several years and died there too IIRC. Did he commit suicide?

Anyway it is artsy but pretty expensive. I found it amusing a 60s radical would live in such an all white enclave of privilege

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:31 AM (zOTsN)

176 Posted by: troyriser at February 26, 2016 11:25 AM (Hz/9Y)


I'm not much into bloody cataclysm since I live here.

If the GOP leadership is more interested in destroying their party than sharing an ounce of power or deviating from their course by a degree, then I can't see any future except that.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 26, 2016 11:31 AM (hLRSq)

177 go get em Seamus woof

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:31 AM (QFRx/)

178
She's 82 and a half.

Posted by: ALH at February 26, 2016 11:29 AM (uLuPn)
____________________________

Ah yes,, If only I too could be a young lass again...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 26, 2016 11:31 AM (HSmrB)

179 Mr. H and I will visit his mother and take her shopping.
She's 82 and a half.
Posted by: ALH at February 26, 2016 11:29 AM (uLuPn)

That's wonderful. I'm going to spoil the kiddos this weekend. Happy friday to you too!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:31 AM (UnJ7w)

180 I'm in an Iowa college town so it's Bernie Central, Get to the farm country and you'll see more Trump signs.
Time, they say, will tell what that means

Posted by: IP - Help Stop Flatware Abuse Now! at February 26, 2016 11:33 AM (aQQbl)

181 Trump if he gets the presidency WILL continue that lurch, if not speed it up. He will cozy and make deals with the current GOP establishment, unlike that nasty Ted Cruz. This was a campaign argument he made.

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 11:06 AM (wnwJC)


The wall just got 10 feet higher.....

The problem with the GOP is not making deals..... every bill is a deal...

The problem is how you negotiate a deal.... where you START.

GOP starts with the status quo, then caves and gives Dems half of what they want, and call it a win.

Trump will start with something ridiculous (huge wall and make them pay for it). ... then get what is needed... ie a wall...

Art of the Deal....

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 26, 2016 11:33 AM (RK8AH)

182 Even James Whistler got into painting Japanese style

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hton9lq

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 11:33 AM (pqu9S)

183 A neighbor -- whom I don't know well -- just put a "Trump" sign in his yard.

In Eastern MA, that's pretty damn brave.
Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:31 AM (D+xyy)

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ya know.... its a shame what happens to folks these days if you hold the "less than correct" political view on something.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 11:33 AM (8XRCm)

184
A lot easier than yesterday afternoon here on the blog.
Posted by: fixerupper



Stick around. Next Tuesday going to be like fingernails on a chalkboard.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 26, 2016 11:33 AM (kdS6q)

185 Just be aware that a lot a lot conservatives who do
not like or trust Trump may be equally reluctant to hold their noses and
vote for the lesser of two evils.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 11:28 AM


"Equally reluctant?" You mean the "Imma vote for Shrillery if I don't get Cruz" people around here?

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:33 AM (D+xyy)

186 "If big GOP had been half as animated about stopping Obama in 2008 and 2012 as they are about stopping the Donald now, there'd be no Trump problem today."

-John Schindler

Posted by: Meremortal at February 26, 2016 11:33 AM (3myMJ)

187 New Hope os lovely. Lots of antigue stores and little restaurants and coffee houses.

Abby Hoffman lived there for several years and died there too IIRC. Did he commit suicide?



Yeah, I saw him there once toward the end of his life. Still wearing an American flag shirt and the "I'm Abby Hoffman" look.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at February 26, 2016 11:34 AM (1xUj/)

188 I'm in an Iowa college town so it's Bernie Central, Get to the farm country and you'll see more Trump signs.
Time, they say, will tell what that means
Posted by: IP - Help Stop Flatware Abuse Now! at February 26, 2016 11:33 AM (aQQbl)

----

Ames, Iowa City, or Cedar Falls??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 11:34 AM (8XRCm)

189 Posted by: mustbequantum at February 26, 2016 11:22 AM

I
was merely pointing out that death threats against a certain candidate
attract neither attention nor condemnation here, while death threats
against another, more "acceptable" candidate generate outrage.

It
is reprehensible in both instances. In fact, I had this strange idea
that there are laws against making threats of bodily harm. Senatorial
(and Pundit) privilege overrule that, I guess.


Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:26 AM (D+xyy)

__________
Good point. I do admire your commenting but your monomaniacal hatred for one candidate generates a lot of skepticism with me about your ideas. And, as always, who DO you support?

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 26, 2016 11:34 AM (MIKMs)

190 All I see are Trump signs in Georgia. No one else's.

Posted by: ALH at February 26, 2016 11:34 AM (uLuPn)

191
Rae Sloan Bredin, "Red Army Sniper Wimmenz At Rest In Odessa", (1943)

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 26, 2016 11:34 AM (176QP)

192 Watching Trump get his glass jaw shattered last night was like waking up from a bad hangover. What they hell are we thinking?

Rubio and Cruz need to just form a ticket and salvage this election, I don't care what the polls say, I see Trump getting destroyed by Hillary.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 11:34 AM (5qH5h)

193 "If big GOP had been half as animated about stopping Obama in 2008 and 2012 as they are about stopping the Donald now, there'd be no Trump problem today."

-John Schindler
Posted by: Meremortal at February 26, 2016 11:33 AM (3myMJ)


Your leaving out one GIANT piece of info.

Trump is not black.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:35 AM (UnJ7w)

194 Trump will start with something ridiculous (huge wall and make them pay for it). ... then get what is needed... ie a wall...

Art of the Deal....

-----------

What if Congress just decides to not negotiate? What will Trump do?

Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:35 AM (gmeXX)

195 Well, Happy Friday Everyone!
Anyone have big plans for the week-end?
Mr. H and I will visit his mother and take her shopping.
She's 82 and a half.

Posted by: ALH

my hubby comes home from Nigeria for which I am profoundly relieved

my daughter has a date for winter formal so the next day and a half will be a flurry of mani/pedis, hair and makeup. I am having 18 of her friends come over for pizza before. Looking forward to it!

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:35 AM (zOTsN)

196 I wonder how much of the bow-tie conservative whinny is just social signalling at this point.

Can't see them standing around with their Robert Parker approved wine saying "it's a shame isn't it that we've lost SCOTUS forever, but at least we don't have to perdure the ignominy of Trump pressers, eh Bertie?"

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:35 AM (QFRx/)

197 >>Anyway it is artsy but pretty expensive. I found it amusing a 60s radical would live in such an all white enclave of privilege


I know, right?

Posted by: Boulder, San Francisco, Cambridge at February 26, 2016 11:35 AM (NOIQH)

198 Jumping into the commenting waters - I am in So Cal and it's strange here this election cycle. A few Bernie stickers, hardly any Hillary stickers (on cars) and a few Carson stickers. My boss is an old time Democrat from NYC, very socially liberal and cannot stand Hillary or Bernie but not impressed with the GOP side. Most of the liberals here are just disengaged it seems because their candidate choices are quite uninspiring.

Posted by: IC at February 26, 2016 11:35 AM (a0IVu)

199 Even James Whistler got into painting Japanese style

Oh, that's nice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at February 26, 2016 11:35 AM (1xUj/)

200 To you who are stridently and confidently and dogmatically anti-Trump: it sure does feel good to wield the righteous power of the brahmins, doesn't it? Stamping out wrongthink. Extend a little more sympathy on the next preening liberal you come across.Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:20 AM (xuouz)

I feel toward Trump supporters the way I feel about anyone falling for any kind of scam. It's kind of a mixture of pity, frustration and incredulous, shake-my-head disbelief. Why a guy who is clearly not a conservative should be so staunchly supported and defended by people claiming to be conservatives baffles me. I don't get it. I'll never get it.

Posted by: troyriser at February 26, 2016 11:36 AM (Hz/9Y)

201 Trump will wage no war against the GOPe. When he does not deliver, those of us that can see him for the fraud he is, we will remind you. Most everyone that is anti-Trump here at AoS viewed him with open minds. Fortunately after a few months in we kept our minds open and were able to see through his BS.

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 11:36 AM (wnwJC)

202 Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 11:34 AM (8XRCm)

Ames.

Posted by: IP - Help Stop Flatware Abuse Now! at February 26, 2016 11:36 AM (aQQbl)

203 "I don't care what the polls say, I see Trump getting destroyed by Hillary"

in debates, and in the press, yes

Begala has already said as much

they probably have a folder eight inches thick on this guy

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:36 AM (QFRx/)

204 Rubio and Cruz need to just form a ticket and salvage this election

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I would love that ticket. I'm sure I'm not alone.

Of course, I'd want Cruz at the top.

Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:36 AM (gmeXX)

205 Norway's Islamists Form 'Soldiers Of Allah' To Patrol Oslo's Streets To Counter 'Infidels' Soldiers Of Odin



When you're a Jihadi,
You're a Jihadi all the way
From your first cigarette
To your last 'splodin' day.
When you're a Jihadi,
Let them do what they can,
You got brothers around,
You're a family man!
You're never alone,
You're never disconnected!
You're home with your own-

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 26, 2016 11:37 AM (/D5Lf)

206 I figure if Trump doesn't get it He'll go third party....

Posted by: donna at February 26, 2016 11:37 AM (/dSsq)

207 Most everyone that is anti-Trump here at AoS viewed him with open minds. Fortunately after a few months in we kept our minds open and were able to see through his BS.

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Wow. Thats some first class bullshit there. But then again, you are smarter than everybody else here.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 11:37 AM (8XRCm)

208 Rubio and Cruz need to just form a ticket and salvage this election, I don't care what the polls say, I see Trump getting destroyed by Hillary.
Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 11:34 AM (5qH5h)

*****

Well, it's hard to argue with logic like that.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 26, 2016 11:37 AM (B0VEu)

209 what would they want from Trump, Grey Fox?
Posted by: Feh
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A shred of evidence that he is a thoughtful Conservative.

Posted by: Hillary at February 26, 2016 11:38 AM (9mTYi)

210 poor hubby with 18 excited teenagers in the house when he is exhausted! I think he will enjoy it though

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:38 AM (zOTsN)

211 >>What if Congress just decides to not negotiate? What will Trump do?


Maybe he could use a pen and a phone....?

Just kidding (I don't any president to do that).
Why would they refuse to deal with Trump after allowing Obama to BOHICA them all the dang time? Not like they have principles or anything.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 11:38 AM (NOIQH)

212 Girl on the left is the ecstatic Rubio screamer recovering the next day.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 26, 2016 11:38 AM (ckvus)

213 Speaking of Iowa, has there ever been a Meetup done around here? I went to one when I lived in Chitown and met the infamous Iowahawk.

Posted by: IP - Help Stop Flatware Abuse Now! at February 26, 2016 11:38 AM (aQQbl)

214 " the way I feel about anyone falling for any kind of scam"

you have an aversion to "politics" then

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:38 AM (QFRx/)

215 Oops.
*removes nasty corrupt socialist sock*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 11:38 AM (9mTYi)

216 "What if Congress just decides to not negotiate? What will Trump do?"

What Reagan did. Go over their heads and straight to the people to put the pressure on.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 26, 2016 11:38 AM (3myMJ)

217 Can't see them standing around with their Robert Parker approved wine saying "it's a shame isn't it that we've lost SCOTUS forever, but at least we don't have to perdure the ignominy of Trump pressers, eh Bertie?"

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The only way Trump could get my vote is if I am convinced he would nominate originalists to the Court. I just have zero faith he will or wants to since those justices do not share his views. And even if he does, he will get steamrolled by the Dems who will obviously filibuster.

Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:39 AM (gmeXX)

218 what would they want from Trump, Grey Fox?

A coherent and workable strategy for the Middle East? Some indication that he takes the Constitution, with all its checks and balances, seriously? Opposition instead of praise for Planned Parenthood? A moral foundation to his character?

I myself might vote for Trump, probably will. The conservatives I know are a lot less willing, so far, and I personally can't think of good arguments to sway them. It is easy to talk here on the blog about LIB and how we need to destroy the GOP, but to folks who do not here those arguments aren't convincing.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 11:39 AM (bZ7mE)

219 I would love that ticket. I'm sure I'm not alone.

Of course, I'd want Cruz at the top.
Posted by: SH

me too

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:39 AM (zOTsN)

220 Girl on the left is the ecstatic Rubio screamer recovering the next day.
Posted by: cool breeze at February 26, 2016 11:38 AM (ckvus)

Oh my God she was annoying....

Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 11:39 AM (lNK80)

221 Last I checked, Congress has been making "deals" since around 1774.

The problem is not "making "deals" that's what Congress is suppose to do. The problem is we've taken it up the squeakhole on every "deal".

That's about people, not the process.

You have to love when people say "so and so" as president will make "deals", ergo he sucks.

That's actually his job Sparky. But, go on...

We need "deals" that will benefit the American worker and his family. That's what people want.

We don't need another guy who is going to sit around and do nothing because he doesn't get 100% of what he wants' Nobody gets that and it's not our history. We already have that.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 26, 2016 11:39 AM (GGCsk)

222 Disgruntled democrats, disengaged liberals.
I blame Obama.

I think a lot of people were expecting miracles. Instead they are hearing footsteps behind them; footsteps that make them nervous, and they don't know why.

Posted by: Basic Argyle at February 26, 2016 11:39 AM (+XvV5)

223 Cruz showed last night that he just doesn't have the gravitas or charisma to win. Rubio looked like a petulant, spoiled little brat who was mad about not getting his way.

So, Trump it is. The primary will be over on Tuesday. Bank on it.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at February 26, 2016 11:39 AM (rZJS9)

224 And why is everyone so defeatist?

Posted by: Meremortal at February 26, 2016 11:39 AM (3myMJ)

225 they probably have a folder eight inches thick on this guy

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:36 AM


You think that doesn't apply to all the other Republican candidates?

Well, maybe not Carson, though they might have a folder full of X-Rays on him.

The Democrats don't care who the Republicans run. They'll attack 'em all.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:39 AM (D+xyy)

226 ***"But then, what do I know?"***


Channeling my inner Bilbo Baggins:


Anyone who says they don't know what's going to happen already knows more than the people who think they know.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 26, 2016 11:40 AM (Wckf4)

227 Seeing Lindsey Graham yuck it up with Nancy Pelosi about killing Ted Cruz is exactly why everyone hates the little spineless POS.

Posted by: Seems legit at February 26, 2016 11:40 AM (xEZkG)

228 One of the earliest examples of Resting Bitch Face syndrome.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 26, 2016 11:40 AM (4CQaP)

229 >>poor hubby with 18 excited teenagers in the house when he is exhausted! I think he will enjoy it though

Maybe he might just sleep through it, with jet lag?
Oh, right, 18 teen girls.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 11:40 AM (NOIQH)

230 "I figure if Trump doesn't get it He'll go third party"

I'll take that bet

third party would not be a good continuation of "the Trump story," which is what he really cares about

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:40 AM (QFRx/)

231 Trump will wage no war against the GOPe. When he does not deliver, those of us that can see him for the fraud he is, we will remind you.



So, IOW, it'll be business as usual.

See, to dissuade me, you have to offer something different than usual. You can't. You can only tie IF Trump turns out to be the same as the rest.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 11:41 AM (wKcYr)

232 Bandernsatch, I am very close to walking away from this place because there are Candidate Purity Brigades roving the threads making each and every one is so political it becomes very hard to even have light chit-chat. And all they accomplish is shooting everyone in the foot including themselves whilst making the place miserable.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 11:41 AM (pqu9S)

233 I have a very, very nice friend, an older man, who I'm facebook friends with. He's constantly posting pictures of sunsets that say things like "A daughter is something God gives you because he thought you'd like a friend for life" and pictures of flowers with the words "Dear friends make life worth living" in scrolly font. Shit like that. Like 45 times a day. Sweet guy.

Today he posted a picture that said "Do you feel that? Deep inside? That's me. I'm in your heart. I'm in your soul. Forever."

Dude that's fucking ridiculous what are you doing.

So I commented. I said "This is extremely sinister and threatening." Horde humor. It's sarcasm, I thought it was funny. His response?

"Do you really think so? These words were said to me by a dear friend before she passed."

God damnit.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:41 AM (xuouz)

234 Yup, they are an obvious pair of incestuous lesbians

Posted by: pulsating sphincter at February 26, 2016 11:41 AM (5XBgF)

235 What is it with people crowding on elevators? This morning people squeezed in so tight I had to send the girl in front of me flowers...

Posted by: Marcus T at February 26, 2016 11:41 AM (GGCsk)

236 Mary Cassat who predates this artists got very into Japanese art. She too of PA

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:41 AM (zOTsN)

237 Trump is wnning because he is not supposed to be in the race.

The race is reserved for those who qualify.

The list of such folks is made and kept by folks qualified to do so.

Go back to work, serfs.

Posted by: eman at February 26, 2016 11:42 AM (MQEz6)

238 Seeing Lindsey Graham yuck it up with Nancy Pelosi
about killing Ted Cruz is exactly why everyone hates the little
spineless POS.

Posted by: Seems legit at February 26, 2016 11:40 AM


Seeing a law-enforcement-type slap cuffs on Miss Lindsey for making death threats would have taken some of the sting out of seeing/hearing him.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:42 AM (D+xyy)

239 Anyone have big plans for the week-end?
---------------

Will spend this afternoon studying the conversion of some one-bedroom apartments to efficiency apartments for homeless Vets. Part of a Veterans Rescue organization.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 11:42 AM (9mTYi)

240 "And why is everyone so defeatist?"

Because they want to be?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 26, 2016 11:43 AM (WVsWD)

241 "Do you really think so? These words were said to me by a dear friend before she passed."

God damnit.
Posted by: Ghost of kari




Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:43 AM (zOTsN)

242 Why a guy who is clearly not a conservative should be so staunchly supported and defended by people claiming to be conservatives baffles me. I don't get it. I'll never get it.
Posted by: troyriser at February 26, 2016 11:36 AM (Hz/9Y)

I'm no Trump supporter but it seems to me Trump has cobbled together a coalition of frustrated voters from all walks of life, Cons, blue dogs, casuals, etc. I felt the same way you did. I just think the toxic mix of 7 years of Obama and the GOPe flat out refusing to acknowledge the part of the base that delivered them back into power was the breaking point.

I totally agree with them as I am one also. I'm with you as I don't think Trump is the right tool to get the job done, but he sure did move the Overton Window.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:43 AM (UnJ7w)

243 Trump will wage no war against the GOPe. When he does not deliver, those of us that can see him for the fraud he is, we will remind you. Most everyone that is anti-Trump here at AoS viewed him with open minds. Fortunately after a few months in we kept our minds open and were able to see through his BS.

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 11:36 AM (wnwJC)


The smug self-righteousness you just displayed - I believe Ace called it "sneering" last week - is part of what drives the Trump support. I think you could bleed a lot of Trump's support away if you would listen respectfully to the concerns of his supporters and start some movement in the House and Senate to address those concerns.

People do not like to be feel like they are being used, and the GOPe has done a lot of that, promising big and delivering nothing. A coalition cannot endure if one part of it is given nothing but the brush-off.

I don't expect that will change until a complete disaster befalls the GOP once more.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 26, 2016 11:43 AM (hLRSq)

244 Rubio and Cruz need to just form a ticket and salvage this election, I don't care what the polls say, I see Trump getting destroyed by Hillary.
Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 11:34 AM (5qH5h)

*****

Well, it's hard to argue with logic like that.
Posted by: Tim in GA



The reason why I say that is because the people that really decide the General election aren't paying attention. yet.

Not saying it's impossible, but I've got this sick feeling he's going to be the nominee and we get clobbered and everyone will be pointing fingers and asking who's stupid idea was it to nominate Donald Trump.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 11:43 AM (5qH5h)

245 Well ... I'm going to zero a couple rifles on Saturday.

Posted by: Irony at February 26, 2016 11:43 AM (BHaRb)

246 "The Tatler", by Richard Steele.

what is this, revenge of the graduate school English majors


Posted by: Feh
______________________
I was told there would be no math.
Nobody mentioned the polymaths.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 26, 2016 11:43 AM (xq1UY)

247 Will spend this afternoon studying the conversion of some one-bedroom apartments to efficiency apartments for homeless Vets. Part of a Veterans Rescue organization.

Posted by: Mike Hammer


you sir, are a blessing

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:43 AM (zOTsN)

248 "Personally, I can't FIND a Trump supporter."

Because the sheer intensity of the contempt for his supporters....
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR
------

Count me a Trump supporter. I'm a vet, served in afghanistan. Current reservist. I'm an engineer and a business owner. I'm also a PhD student at UT-Austin part-time on the side. I'm married and have 4 kids, 5th on the way. I live in rural TX on 35 heavily wooded acres clinging to my guns. I compete in ultra marathons. Just in case you wonder what a Trump supporter looks like...

Posted by: Rastus at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (0l2PT)

249 See, to dissuade me, you have to offer something different than usual. You can't. You can only tie IF Trump turns out to be the same as the rest.

----------

I've offered this. Trump is simply not the wrecking ball you think he is. If you want a wrecking ball, you should be voting for Cruz.

If Trump goes onto win the nomination, and Presidency, but then turns out exactly like what many of us expect him to be, we will make it know. Gloating will be our right.

Conversely, if he does change things and turns out how you expect him to be, you should gloat loudly and often. Such will be your right.

Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (gmeXX)

250 @200 troy riser My problem is not that he isn't a conservative, its that he is clearly a Democrat. You are spot f'ing on, it's the damnedest thing to hear people cry about the GOPe (prime example, Marco Rubio running for his senate seat), now falling for Trump, the "outsider" hook line and f'ing sinker. At least Trump is more obvious than some of the other POS pols that have come down the pike. He has been easy to sniff out as a fraud. It is truly stunning to see people I would consider critical thinkers falling for this guy. If he wins the nom next they'll be fainting at his rallies.

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (wnwJC)

251 "They'll attack 'em all."

well, sure

I think Trump wins if he appears to be more of a statesman than Hillary, and if he gets specific and real about policy

people don't want to vote for Hillary or to stay home

but they will if Trump continues to beclown himself

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (QFRx/)

252 third party would not be a good continuation of "the Trump story," which is what he really cares about
Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:40 AM (QFRx/)

As opposed to all these career politicians in the race, who are concerned solely with the good of the nation.

Or the current resident of the Oval Office. Trump wrote a book about the tactics he uses to get things done. Obama wrote a memoir at age 45.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZpMJeynBeg

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (xuouz)

253 Cruz showed last night that he just doesn't have the gravitas or charisma to win. Rubio looked like a petulant, spoiled little brat who was mad about not getting his way.

So, Trump it is. The primary will be over on Tuesday. Bank on it.
Posted by: Stay out da bushes at February 26, 2016 11:39 AM (rZJS9)

You should go on a Dunkin run. It should cheer you up after last night's beating.

Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (lNK80)

254 169 A lot easier than yesterday afternoon here on the blog.
--------------

Eye of the beholder I guess.

I thought yesterday afternoon was comedy gold. My co-workers thought I'd gone insane the way I was laughing. (which has not been ruled out)

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (kXzR8)

255 Is anyone here Trump-persuadable, in either direction? I see a couple of "I don't like him but I'll vote for him over Hillary", but really quite little of that.

I try to bite my tongue and not pounce when there's a juicy morsel on my side of the Trump Wars (I definitely have a side), but I'm not as disciplined about that as I'd like to be.

The Trump thing seems to be pretty binary, so the discussions are not fruitful or full of happy fun sparring.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (1xUj/)

256 Rubio and Cruz need to just form a ticket and salvage this election

-----------

I would love that ticket. I'm sure I'm not alone.

Of course, I'd want Cruz at the top.



Cruz and the RINO. Just vote for Hillz or Bernie.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (wKcYr)

257 Most everyone that is anti-Trump here at AoS viewed
him with open minds.

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 11:36 AM (wnwJC)


Said the person with the nic no one here ever heard or saw before today.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (TOk1P)

258 you have an aversion to "politics" thenPosted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:38 AM (QFRx/)

That aversion grows stronger every day. I grew up in a very politicized household. The kitchen table in our stepfather's house after my mother remarried was a debate forum.He encouraged discussion and debate--mainly to sharpen us, I think.

Anyway,I'm a news junkie and a history buff and something of a political animal but I think after this election cycle, whatever the result, I'm going to get away from politics and thinking about politics and focus on cultivating my own garden, as Voltaire might put it. And given the way things are going, I'm also definitely going to buy more ammo.

Posted by: troyriser at February 26, 2016 11:45 AM (Hz/9Y)

259 "And why is everyone so defeatist?"

With me it's more of we're surrounded, out of ammo, and we're all gonna die, so fix bayonets and charge the mothers.

Posted by: Basic Argyle at February 26, 2016 11:45 AM (+XvV5)

260 Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:33 AM (D+xyy)

Cruz supporters seem very divided. I am of the "I want Cruz, but if I can't have him the DOPe gets Trump" view, but a decent sized group of others clearly see Trump as too big a threat to do that. Larry Corriea and Sarah Hoyt both belong to that group and their opinion weighs far heavier with me than any *professional* political commenter. I expect life to suck for the foreseeable future.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 26, 2016 11:45 AM (GDulk)

261 Anyone have big plans for the week-end?

Meet the candidate for pastor of our church and his family.

Maybe help my parents cut up some fallen trees.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 11:45 AM (bZ7mE)

262 Bandernsatch, I am very close to walking away from this place because there are Candidate Purity Brigades roving the threads making each and every one is so political it becomes very hard to even have light chit-chat. And all they accomplish is shooting everyone in the foot including themselves whilst making the place miserable.
Posted by: Anna Puma
-------------------

*clutches one foot while hopping around*

;-)

Hi Anna.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 11:45 AM (9mTYi)

263 "Do you really think so? These words were said to me by a dear friend before she passed."

God damnit.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:41 AM (xuouz)

Damn!, I do that shit all the time too, so don't feel bad. Boy, he sounds like a genuinely sweet person.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:45 AM (UnJ7w)

264 *looks up a book on Amazon that sits on shelf and blinks hard*

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zpm7vfv

Perhaps I should sell my copy... The Orinet Expressed: Japan's Influence on Western Art 1854 - 1918

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 11:45 AM (pqu9S)

265 Today he posted a picture that said "Do you feel that? Deep inside? That's me. I'm in your heart. I'm in your soul. Forever."

Dude that's fucking ridiculous what are you doing.

So I commented. I said "This is extremely sinister and threatening." Horde humor. It's sarcasm, I thought it was funny. His response?

"Do you really think so? These words were said to me by a dear friend before she passed."

God damnit.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:41 AM (xuouz)

I think he's the funniest guy around!

Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 11:45 AM (kkOK3)

266 that one lazy girl better get her act together and learn how to bring sammiches.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 26, 2016 11:46 AM (voOPb)

267
I am very close to walking away from this place because there are Candidate Purity Brigades roving the threads making each and every one is so political it becomes very hard to even have light chit-chat. And all they accomplish is shooting everyone in the foot including themselves whilst making the place miserable.
Posted by: Anna Puma



#TwoWeeks. March 15th should end it for all but the bitter-enders.

Then, perhaps -- a return to debating rather than berating.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 26, 2016 11:46 AM (kdS6q)

268 Bandernsatch, I am very close to walking away from this place because there are Candidate Purity Brigades roving the threads making each and every one is so political it becomes very hard to even have light chit-chat.


Heh. Scroll down. I was typing approximately the same thing at approximately the same time.

*fistbumps Anna*

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at February 26, 2016 11:46 AM (1xUj/)

269 Disgruntled democrats, disengaged liberals.
I blame Obama.
I think a lot of people were expecting miracles. Instead they are hearing footsteps behind them; footsteps that make them nervous, and they don't know why.
Posted by: Basic Argyle


We would have had our miracles if only the Republicans hadn't opposed Obama at every turn!

Posted by: Gruntled at February 26, 2016 11:46 AM (FkBIv)

270 Maybe he might just sleep through it, with jet lag?
Oh, right, 18 teen girls.

Posted by: Lizzy

worse! 9 girls and their dates, including our daughter's

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:46 AM (zOTsN)

271 I would love that ticket. I'm sure I'm not alone.

Of course, I'd want Cruz at the top.
Posted by: SH



I'd rather have Cruz as President, but I think it's a stronger ticket with Rubio at top and let Cruz be the pitbull.

It likely won't happen, both men want the top job so I see Trump continue to rack up wins.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 11:46 AM (5qH5h)

272 ThunderB, sounds like a lot of fun.
Children grow up so fast, make the most of it while you can!

Posted by: ALH at February 26, 2016 11:46 AM (uLuPn)

273 I REALLY hate that Hillary add with the staged illegal kid coming up on stage crying about how her parents might be deported and then Hillary comforts her. So, so bad.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 11:46 AM (NOIQH)

274 261 Anyone have big plans for the week-end?

Meet the candidate for pastor of our church and his family.

Maybe help my parents cut up some fallen trees.
Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 11:45 AM (bZ7mE

This could be the last weekend of icefishing until December

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 26, 2016 11:46 AM (voOPb)

275
"Do you really think so? These words were said to me by a dear friend before she passed."

God damnit.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:41 AM (xuouz)


GoK-no, that's creepy. Don't feel bad about saying something is creepy when it is. He is trying to make you feel guilty, and succeeded.

He may be a nice old man, he certainly isn't acting like it.

I had a similar situation before I left facebook, with a friend of a dear friend. We went to the same church, etc, and she started off innocuously, and then her posts became, well, creepy. Weirdly sexual in nature, and when I asked if someone had perhaps hijacked her account, she said no, and what was my problem. It is time to hit unfriend, when someone acts in a way that makes you feel preyed upon.

Posted by: Moki at February 26, 2016 11:46 AM (7q2ch)

276 Cruz and the RINO. Just vote for Hillz or Bernie.


That's just "silly" talk.... In no way are Cruz and Rubio ideal, but they are not Hillary/Bernie despicable....

Posted by: donna at February 26, 2016 11:46 AM (/dSsq)

277 Rastus

I mean this in all seriousness: get your PhD, make some money in the private sector, and run for public office

or get your ass into a college classroom

you are the salt of the earth

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:47 AM (QFRx/)

278 Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 11:41 AM (pqu9S)


Yeah, it makes me generally steer clear of the comments these days.


In fairness, ace doesn't help with his own sneering towards Rubio's supporters. And I'm pretty sympathetic with ace's position. I don't mind sneering at the candidate, but sneering/condescending/insulting supporters is pretty offputting.


Especially given the fact that none of these candidates is really too far above the other.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 26, 2016 11:47 AM (Wckf4)

279 Cruz and the RINO. Just vote for Hillz or Bernie.

----------

I mean honestly, if you see no difference between Cruz v. Hillary or Bernie, there is really no helping you.

Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:47 AM (gmeXX)

280

once a young man who was just a friend of hers came over, and he took him in the living room and made him sit down and gave him quite the grilling!

it was actually really cute, and the boy held up fine

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:47 AM (zOTsN)

281 Mike, what did your cat do now?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 11:47 AM (pqu9S)

282 >>...there are Candidate Purity Brigades roving the threads

Yes, it has gotten tiresome.
So...anyone up for another circle-jerk?
*checks fridge to see if jello has set*

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 11:48 AM (NOIQH)

283 I've offered this. Trump is simply not the wrecking ball you think he is. If you want a wrecking ball, you should be voting for Cruz.




How is Cruz a wrecking ball? His colleagues hate him.
Cruz vetoes, gets overridden.
Cruz suggests, gets ignored.
Where is the wrecking ball?
Cruz is too principled to ever go pen and phone.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 11:48 AM (wKcYr)

284 ...Trump has more than telegraphed that he is Democrat running as a Republican...

I don't believe Mitt or McCain are more Republican than Trump unless you think legalizing illegals is an R tenant. And George "no new taxes" had a better D record than Bill "my fellow Republicans". W might be a better R but the Medicare Prescription weakens that argument. Establishments (crony capitalist or crony socialist) versus bases. R and D no longer represent the average person. Trump is amazingly viewed as a man of the people. Reality TV.

Posted by: scorecard at February 26, 2016 11:48 AM (jN+3o)

285 If Trump goes onto win the nomination, and Presidency, but then turns out exactly like what many of us expect him to be, we will make it know. Gloating will be our right.
Conversely, if he does change things and turns out how you expect him to be, you should gloat loudly and often. Such will be your right.
Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (gmeXX)

The difference is that if Trump turns out to be a fake, everything will look like it has for the last 7 years, and you'll be gloating without anything to hang your hat on. If Trump turns out to be for real, he'll do all the gloating for us - unlike the Republican party, which takes all the benefits of the power we've handed it but puts the onus of defending it squarely on us, on our own personal reputations, with no intention of lifting a finger to actually help its base.

It's called leadership. To a feckless, drug-addled nation latched firmly to the gov't teat, real leadership, and real responsibility, are frightening. Sorry.

I can't justify Trump's actions based on the Nation Review Stylebook Rubric, I just know he's closer to what we need than anybody else in the race. Sorry.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:48 AM (xuouz)

286 "Why is everyone so defeatist?"

Because they want to be?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 26, 2016 11

It's Stockholm Syndrome, prisoners waiting for today's crust of bread from guards.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 26, 2016 11:48 AM (3myMJ)

287 >> Rubio and Cruz need to just form a ticket and salvage this election, I don't care what the polls say, I see Trump getting destroyed by Hillary.

Then why all this?

http://bit.ly/1Ql2bWH

http://bit.ly/21rbcEw

http://bit.ly/24f4ZxZ

Posted by: Rastus at February 26, 2016 11:48 AM (0l2PT)

288 I mean honestly, if you see no difference between Cruz v. Hillary or Bernie, there is really no helping you.


You forgot the other half of the ticket mentioned. Rubio.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 11:49 AM (wKcYr)

289 Yes, it has gotten tiresome.
So...anyone up for another circle-jerk?
*checks fridge to see if jello has set*
Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 11:48 AM (NOIQH)

Time is a flat circle.

Of jerks.

Jerking it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:49 AM (xuouz)

290 Plenty of Trump supporters on the 'tubes, and apparently in the primaries. What Mike and I have been commenting is that we haven't found one in meatspace, even among people we would expect to be at least Trump-curious.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 11:49 AM (bZ7mE)

291 If Trump turns out to be for real, he'll do all the gloating for us

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

Well for certain, Trump will be gloating no matter what.

Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:49 AM (gmeXX)

292 We know that amnesty leads to an insurmountable Dem majority. The conservatives' unwillingness to game the system makes it a defensive game that we will eventually lose. We've chosen failure.

Better to talk about raising the voting age to 35, and whatever other things will break in our favor. It isn't greedy when good things happen. Sleazy politics or tell the grand-kids to tighten their belt, pick one. What about a states' convention to balance the budget? Kill the Dem gravy train, and watch their high convictions melt like cardboard in the rain.

Pick battles like these, be willing to talk about them for ten years. Our opponents talked for ten years about gay marriage, a political non-starter, and then it happened. Garbage activism or tell the grand-kids to tighten their belt, pick one.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 26, 2016 11:49 AM (VdICR)

293 Will spend this afternoon studying the conversion of some one-bedroom
apartments to efficiency apartments for homeless Vets. Part of a
Veterans Rescue organization.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

you sir, are a blessing

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:43 AM


What he said.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:49 AM (D+xyy)

294 Types

Deletes

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 26, 2016 11:49 AM (WVsWD)

295 That's just "silly" talk.... In no way are Cruz and Rubio ideal, but they are not Hillary/Bernie despicable....
Posted by: donna



Seriously, our side has become so crazy.

Our frontrunner just said last night Planned Parenthood is a great organization and that he's for socialized medicine because we can't have people dying in the streets.

Oh, and the "border hawk" candidate was fined a million dollars for hiring illegal aliens and makes all of his products in China.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 11:50 AM (5qH5h)

296
You should go on a Dunkin run. It should cheer you up after last night's beating.
Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (lNK80)

I leave this repost here since it's the art thread:



So I understand Mario flung his feces at Trump. War!

Maybe Trump will have Cruz as his veep after all.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 26, 2016 07:40 AM (zLP1L)

I saw it too J.J. Actually, Mario should have been wearing an artist's smock and a beret whilst twiddling his curly moustache. What Mario did with his feces to Trump is how Picasso used clay. Absolutely shocking.



Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:50 AM (UnJ7w)

297 I mean honestly, if you see no difference between Cruz v. Hillary or Bernie, there is really no helping you.


You forgot the other half of the ticket mentioned. Rubio.

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Who gives a crap - he'd be the VP. Last I checked, the VP really is a fairly meaningless position.

Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:50 AM (gmeXX)

298 273 I REALLY hate that Hillary add with the staged illegal kid coming up on stage crying about how her parents might be deported and then Hillary comforts her. So, so bad.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 11:46 AM (NOIQH)

They took that play right off the Pope.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 26, 2016 11:50 AM (KCQo0)

299 Wow, after reading other commenters on ghost of Kari's situation, now I feel like a suspicious conspiracy theorist.

Now I'm sorry. : (

Posted by: Moki at February 26, 2016 11:50 AM (7q2ch)

300 I mean honestly, if you see no difference between Cruz v. Hillary or Bernie, there is really no helping you.

Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:47 AM (gmeXX)


Yeah, I understand not preferring Cruz, but if someone comes here talking about how much they dislike Cruz, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you are Gope material.


Now, I will openly declare, if I have to go to the polls in November and MUST choose between Rufio and either Hillory or Bernie, I'm going with the ugly old socialist. Neither of them seem quite as hellbent on bringing in as many illegal mexicans as Rufio is.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 26, 2016 11:50 AM (TOk1P)

301 Is it me or did Mario do the Mr. Roper 'look into the camera and smile thing' every time he slapped Trump on live television?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:00 AM (UnJ7w)


He was cheesing hard every time that... ummmm... GUY in the audience squealed. I also noticed that some candidates are seriously lying about how tall they are (coughDondicough).

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 11:50 AM (NPofj)

302

I think we all need to have a nice cup of tea by the water in the shade and relax

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:51 AM (zOTsN)

303 ...How is Cruz a wrecking ball?...
He stated some truths on the Senate floor. He gives the hoi polloi hope.

Posted by: scorecard at February 26, 2016 11:51 AM (jN+3o)

304 Now, I will openly declare, if I have to go to the
polls in November and MUST choose between Rufio and either Hillory or
Bernie, I'm going with the ugly old socialist. Neither of them seem
quite as hellbent on bringing in as many illegal mexicans as Rufio is.


Posted by: BurtTC at February 26, 2016 11:50 AM (TOk1P)

Write in Ace's name.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 11:52 AM (NPofj)

305 i am all in for the hildabeast. i want her and the left tards to own this completely. this country is not ready to be fixed. it's time to burn it down. fuck em.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 26, 2016 11:52 AM (ucDmr)

306 great

now I have Miley Cyrus's song Wrecking Ball stuck in my head

really does NOT go with the painting

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:52 AM (zOTsN)

307 MUST choose between Rufio and either Hillory or Bernie, I'm going with the ugly old socialist. Neither of them seem quite as hellbent on bringing in as many illegal mexicans as Rufio is.





Really?

Posted by: donna at February 26, 2016 11:52 AM (/dSsq)

308 Oh yeah, the girl on the left. She swallows.

Just be careful what she does with that tie.

Posted by: David Carradine at February 26, 2016 11:52 AM (DL2i+)

309 Time is a flat circle.

Of jerks.

Jerking it.



Circle jerk thread was yesterday.

Mousse outside should have told you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at February 26, 2016 11:52 AM (1xUj/)

310 303 ...How is Cruz a wrecking ball?...
He stated some truths on the Senate floor. He gives the hoi polloi hope.



To be a wrecking ball, he has to follow thru.

How?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 11:52 AM (wKcYr)

311 I said in other thread but is worth repeating. Trump is an executive, not an ideologue. People are tired of the conservative nerds that over-promise with their gamed out Dungeons and Dragons policy fantasies. They are completely removed from reality. I do not comprehend how people can want yet another attorney. Tell me the last time a good president came out of the senate. A chamber of talkers, professional debaters and philosophers, seedy academicians. Trump is the antithesis to all that.

Posted by: Rastus at February 26, 2016 11:52 AM (0l2PT)

312 Yes, reading is soooooo exhausting.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 26, 2016 11:53 AM (FtrY1)

313 I just know he's closer to what we need than anybody else in the race. Sorry.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:48 AM


If he does HALF of what he's talking about he will accomplish far more than we can expect of anyone else in the race, and far more than any president since Reagan has accomplished.

And I believe he will. His ego drives him to get big things done.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 26, 2016 11:53 AM (D+xyy)

314 Just in case you wonder what a Trump supporter looks like...Posted by: Rastus at February 26, 2016 11:44 AM (0l2PT)

Glad you like your guns and all. I understand yourguy isn't so fond of them, especially those scary semiautomatic automatic black assault rifles with that thingie on the end. With the clips. You know, the thingie.

Posted by: troyriser at February 26, 2016 11:53 AM (Hz/9Y)

315
Write in Ace's name.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 11:52 AM (NPofj)

That's not a half bad idea. We could do worse than the Ewok as president. Hell, we are currently doing worse.

Posted by: Moki at February 26, 2016 11:53 AM (7q2ch)

316

Rush coming up.
I want to listen today, see what's up.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 26, 2016 11:53 AM (qCMvj)

317 Mike, what did your cat do now?
Posted by: Anna Puma
-------------------

Well, currently, he's trying to harf up what must be a truly epic hairball. So far, I've had to scrub up three really gross/gooey cat food regurgitations from the carpet. Half-digested, fishy, smelly, yucky, carpet staining stuff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 11:54 AM (9mTYi)

318 Mario reads Trump tweets this morning, seriously funny.


http://tinyurl.com/gq5byce

Posted by: Joanne at February 26, 2016 11:54 AM (hgBpU)

319 Now that you have your Concealed Carry license


http://tinyurl.com/jolleao

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 26, 2016 11:54 AM (/D5Lf)

320
Sadly, Abby Hoffman's daughter, Amy, also committed suicide. She was married and had a son.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 26, 2016 11:54 AM (iQIUe)

321 @MikeyNTH Sneering? Good god, do you actually listen to what your candidate says? The dude sounds like a Gdamn lunatic. I do not confuse his words or actions with passion. I refuse to fall in line with groupthink when it comes to Trump. Knock yourself out, support Trump til it hurts. Unfortunately for you and the rest of us, it probably will.

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 11:54 AM (wnwJC)

322 Rubio and Cruz need to just form a ticket and salvage this election, I don't care what the polls say, I see Trump getting destroyed by Hillary.
======

Just like he could never win the nomination.

The punditry, on both sides, have their heads so far up their asses over arguments about arguments about abstract constructs about sociological theories which are about academic feminist feuds from the 80s which were about arguments people were having about Walter Mondale that they can't see that:

-Congress isn't doing its job
-The president is a Chicago mob boss stealing everything that isn't nailed down
-Identity politics have swallowed up any actual political discussion
-Shit is going to change one way or another

Nobody gives a shit about conservative purity except conservative puritans. The task that has been appointed to us is to rally Americans around the flag in the face of global socialism. Marco Rubio is a sleeper agent and Ted Cruz can't win the election. Trump is the weapon we have.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:55 AM (xuouz)

323 Last I checked, the VP really is a fairly meaningless position. Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:50 AM (gmeXX)

Wethought so, too.

Posted by: Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, et al at February 26, 2016 11:55 AM (Hz/9Y)

324 I mean honestly, if you see no difference between Cruz v. Hillary or Bernie, there is really no helping you.

Posted by: SH at February 26, 2016 11:47 AM (gmeXX)


Yeah, I understand not preferring Cruz, but if someone comes here talking about how much they dislike Cruz, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you are Gope material.



Burt, they are now conveniently moving the goal posts. My comment was based on their Rubio/Cruz ticket wish.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (wKcYr)

325 What's so bad about some wrecking balls? I thought we prayed to SMOD daily.

Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (kkOK3)

326 Not too late to write me in.

Posted by: Mike Flynn at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (BHaRb)

327 >>They took that play right off the Pope.

The immigration activists do this at most campaign events. They drive in an illegal family, push the kids to the front and then have them cry to the candidate that they're scared mom and dad will be deported.



Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (NOIQH)

328 @MikeyNTH Sneering? Good god, do you actually listen to what your candidate says? The dude sounds like a Gdamn lunatic. I do not confuse his words or actions with passion. I refuse to fall in line with groupthink when it comes to Trump. Knock yourself out, support Trump til it hurts. Unfortunately for you and the rest of us, it probably will.
Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 11:54 AM (wnwJC)

This would be a great argument if you had an alternative.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (xuouz)

329 news from voting

I voted early yesterday and as I was checked in there was an islamic couple next to me also checking in

they had requested a mail in ballot, and they were trying to vote in early voting as well

the campaign workers patiently, and repeatedly, told them they could not do both. the couple seemed not to understand

now this is in Houston, where their is voter ID and they do check to make sure you dont vote twice


just saying

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (zOTsN)

330
Seriously, our side has become so crazy.



Our frontrunner just said last night Planned Parenthood is a great
organization and that he's for socialized medicine because we can't have
people dying in the streets.



Oh, and the "border hawk" candidate was fined a million dollars for
hiring illegal aliens and makes all of his products in China.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 11:50 AM (5qH5h)

But, Cruz is unelectable. Rinse, repeat.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (pUDQf)

331 I think I must be cursed or something. At the beginning of this season, I was happy knowing that Walker was in it and Perry would be better than he was last time around. Then both of them dropped out, so I had to content myself with Jindal, and Rand (who never really had a shot), and Fiorina who at least appeared to be making the right sorts of arguments. Now I'm down to Cruz (even though I said before I wouldn't support anyone without executive experience), and from the way things are going, he's going to get crowded out by Rubio and Trump.

Maybe I should have registered Dem and voted for Hillary instead.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 26, 2016 11:57 AM (KUaJL)

332 Mike, tell that cat to stop eating Bernie minions...

81 yr old vet helping him with book writing, arrived at their house yesterday and he's holding court in the kitchen chowing down on a huge steak and smothering his baked potato in sour cream and butter.

He asked if I wanted a steak. *blink in surprise* And of course said yes. That was yummy and totally unexpected.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 11:57 AM (pqu9S)

333 If anyone picks Rubio as VP then they have a death wish. I don't know who is backing Rubio but I'm sure they would have resources to take a shot. Probably the same crew that had Reid beaten to a pulp unless Reid really was beaten by his brother the rubber band.

Posted by: scorecard at February 26, 2016 11:57 AM (j2xmV)

334 Not too late to write me in.
Posted by: Mike Flynn
---------------

Okay, now that was just plain cruel.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 11:57 AM (9mTYi)

335 Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade of the trees.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 26, 2016 11:57 AM (evdj2)

336 The immigration activists do this at most campaign events. They drive in an illegal family, push the kids to the front and then have them cry to the candidate that they're scared mom and dad will be deported.



Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (NOIQH)

Let me re-assure you young child....



they absolutely WILL be deported.

Now run along.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 26, 2016 11:58 AM (/D5Lf)

337 Rush coming up.
I want to listen today, see what's up.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 26, 2016 11:53 AM (qCMvj)

He's going to repeat the same thing he's been repeating for the last 2 months. "This is why Trump is so popular...blah, blah, blah. The talking heads aren't as influential this political. People are really motivated this time and that is a good thing.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 11:58 AM (UnJ7w)

338 Caption for artwork:

Huma: "Here Hil, this will make you feel better"

*proffers cup of gin*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 11:58 AM (9mTYi)

339 @BurtC Been lurking since 2008 or 9. Commenting off and on for a year or more. Didn't know this was an exclusive club. I see a lot of new commenters in here that I have never seen before supporting Trump. I assume they're welcome here too, right?

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 11:59 AM (wnwJC)

340 All the repubs had to do was secure the border and stop the immigration. They could have done so many times over decades, but chose not to. Now, they have Trump as a result.

All the other betrayals would have been forgotten and ignored, but immigration finally broke their backs.

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at February 26, 2016 11:59 AM (COpZ4)

341 Posted by: scorecard at February 26, 2016 11:48 AM (jN+3o)

Yes, the beginning of my break with the DOPe was when "our" "conservative" candidate was a guy who *admitted* to having repeatedly considered joining the dems. When his mom said "Who else are they going to vote for?" I decided that if I wanted to be an apparatchik I'd be a dem (and that was out of the question). Since I felt ill trying to vote for the VP candidate hoping the *actual* candidate died, I voted for Allen Keyes who was on the CO ballot.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 26, 2016 11:59 AM (GDulk)

342 Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade of the trees.

Posted by: Grump928

Stonewall Jackson quote. Grump bringin it

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:00 PM (zOTsN)

343 *couriers to Bandersnatch a nice cup of green tea and a dragon roll*

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 12:00 PM (pqu9S)

344 I really don't like how that chick in a tie is looking at me. Why doesn't this picture come with a trigger warning??? I feel violated. Harlot.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:00 PM (pUDQf)

345 I've been doing that damn Mike Flynn sock ever since Wicket's meltdown over him. FINALLY, somebody notices.

Posted by: Irony at February 26, 2016 12:00 PM (BHaRb)

346 I have the luxury of living in CA. where My vote doesn't count anyway...... With the choice of Candidates We have I'm probably gonna write in My dogs name... I think He could do a better job....

Posted by: donna at February 26, 2016 12:00 PM (/dSsq)

347 ...Now I'm down to Cruz...

Obama appoints Cruz to Supreme court so that Obama can get amnesty through Senate.

Posted by: scorecard at February 26, 2016 12:00 PM (j2xmV)

348 Me thinks someone is busy on the delete button this morning... A certain nic has a comment here then comment is not here.

Posted by: IP - Help Stop Flatware Abuse Now! at February 26, 2016 12:00 PM (aQQbl)

349 "I assume they're welcome here too, right?"

why would they not be? it's a free country

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 12:00 PM (QFRx/)

350 322.

If Trump's the guy, he has my support 100%.

I don't think though the knocks against him are ridiculous. It's not about conservative purity. this isn't nonsense like "Candidate X voted to increase the debt ceiling!"

Warts and all, I'm fine with the Trump "America First" ideology compared to Democrat Socialism, but the person behind the message is just such a mess, I really don't see him beating Hillary.

Hope I'm wrong

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:00 PM (5qH5h)

351 Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 11:54 AM (wnwJC)


Were you paid by someone to put the back up of the Trump supporters? Because you certainly are.

You are trying to sell a product, say a soda pop. Do you go on about how much better your product is and all sorts of great imagery, or do just get right down in there and announce that anyone who drinks a competing soda pop is an imbecile who should be institutionalized?

Selling a candidate shouldn't be too much different and all I am hearing are people who claim to be opposed to Trump providing him with support by insulting his supporters.

Makes no sense to me at all.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 26, 2016 12:01 PM (hLRSq)

352
Plenty of Trump supporters on the 'tubes, and apparently in the
primaries. What Mike and I have been commenting is that we haven't found
one in meatspace, even among people we would expect to be at least
Trump-curious.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 11:49 AM (bZ7mE)


The one person I do know who wants to vote for Trump is a Democrat who wants to vote for "the guy on apprentice". That is probably not a representative sample though.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:01 PM (NPofj)

353 A GOP party split

Will be ENTIRELY the GOPe's fault.

Posted by: David Carradine at February 26, 2016 12:01 PM (DL2i+)

354 types

deletes

types

deletes.

At least my finger tips are getting a workout.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 26, 2016 12:01 PM (WVsWD)

355 93 ----What's so terrible about Trump winning the nomination?
Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 11:15 AM (lNK80)
--------------
He will lose --- badly. And Hillary is beyond terrible.
And the loss will actually vindicate and strengthen the GOPe.

Why will he lose badly? For straters, see #115 -Ghost of Kari above.
Now, GoK is contemptuous of the attitude that a solid majority of voters have, i.e., the status signaling that is in play here. So what? The motives of the FSA are equally contemptible, but they are very REAL.

To put it succinctly, Trump is an embarrassment.
People are terrified of being embarrassed.

There are also problems with his policy preferences, his wild statements, and the fact that he is apparently ignorant on so many subjects, etc., etc.

Yes, I myself will vote for Trump over Hillary. I would vote for ANYONE over her. But am not typical.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 26, 2016 12:01 PM (T/5A0)

356 You know, if the nation is on the road to collapse, who better to put in the presidency than someone who is NOT a career politician? When the Burning Times arrive, both parties can scream "not our fault" and be there to "fix" things in the next election.

And by "fix" I mean turn the USA into something horrible and unrecognizable that will cause the founding fathers to spin in their respective graves.

/also, the picture made me think of Huma and Hillary.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at February 26, 2016 12:02 PM (7FH+T)

357 news from voting

I voted early yesterday and as I was checked in there was an islamic couple next to me also checking in

they had requested a mail in ballot, and they were trying to vote in early voting as well

the campaign workers patiently, and repeatedly, told them they could not do both. the couple seemed not to understand

now this is in Houston, where their is voter ID and they do check to make sure you dont vote twice


just saying

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (zOTsN)

Can't trust muslims just like liberals. Morals and laws only matter if caught.

Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 12:02 PM (kkOK3)

358 If Trump beats Hill, what will the mistake be? Pre-post-mortum on your own opinion.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 26, 2016 12:02 PM (VdICR)

359 325 What's so bad about some wrecking balls? I thought we prayed to SMOD daily.
Posted by: Draki



Nothing's wrong with them. If they work.
Ifthey don't, they are nothing more than a paperweight.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 12:02 PM (wKcYr)

360 337: Gave up on Rush 6 months ago. Just another rich gasbag. Fuck him and Hannity. Blah, blah blah. Assholes. Here, buy my tea. Get some blinds ya fuckin rubes. Screw those guys. Enough already.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 26, 2016 12:02 PM (ucDmr)

361 now this is in Houston, where their is voter ID and they do check to make sure you dont vote twice


just saying

Posted by: ThunderB
------------------

Project Veritas has video of 'multi voting' and etc. in New Hampshire:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lyzm74f

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:03 PM (9mTYi)

362 I see a lot of new commenters in here that I have never seen before supporting Trump. I assume they're welcome here too, right?
Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 11:59 AM (wnwJC)

Come on in, friend. Trump supporter aye? We have a nice little couch for you with snacks and drinks. It's over there behind that closed door with the 'sound proof room' sign.

I kid, I kid!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:03 PM (UnJ7w)

363 >>Obama appoints Cruz to Supreme court so that Obama can get amnesty through Senate.


Considering Lindsey Graham just joked that they could murder Cruz on the Senate floor because no one would convict the murderer, I'm thinking nothing would make his Senate colleagues happier than to vote down on that nomination. Despite approving of some of Obama's poor appointments.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 12:03 PM (NOIQH)

364 @fixerupper Thanks You, I'm flattered by your compliments.

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 12:03 PM (wnwJC)

365 Wow, after reading other commenters on ghost of Kari's situation, now I feel like a suspicious conspiracy theorist.

Now I'm sorry. : (
Posted by: Moki at February 26, 2016 11:50 AM (7q2ch)

Hah no worries man, the difference is knowing him in real life: he's just a really nice guy.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:04 PM (xuouz)

366 Starving artists always use members of the family for models. If they sell a couple of pictures of their wife and kid they can afford professional models.

Posted by: Hank at February 26, 2016 12:05 PM (xVYeR)

367 Well with open borders, the chances of Sweet Microbes of Death knocking us out increases.

While the Sweet Meteor of Death continues to taunt us with a fireball over the south Atlantic earlier this month.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 12:05 PM (pqu9S)

368

I mean they had already SENT IN their mail in ballot and here they were trying to vote early in person as well


never ever forget the margin of fraud

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:05 PM (zOTsN)

369 The one person I do know who wants to vote for Trump is a Democrat who wants to vote for "the guy on apprentice". That is probably not a representative sample though.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:01 PM (NPofj)

The democrats have been trojan-horsing themselves into the White House by convincing LIV republicans that they just want to do nice things for the nice people since the 1930s.

Fuck em up Donald.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:05 PM (xuouz)

370
most of this artists work were painted in New Hope PA and the Delaware Water Gap.





Now you're going to get yelled at. I got called a Yankee the other day for mentioning the Delaware Water Gap.



I grew up near New Hope. Delightful town.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 26, 2016 11:16 AM (1xUj/)


I was just having some fun with you.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 26, 2016 12:05 PM (JO9+V)

371 He will lose --- badly. And Hillary is beyond terrible.
And the loss will actually vindicate and strengthen the GOPe.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 26, 2016 12:01 PM (T/5A0)

I think he'd lost to Hillary or Bernie too, but how would Trump getting the nomination not send a message to the GOPe that they need to shape up? They could spin it back as vindication, but that wouldn't convince Trump supporters much I think.

Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 12:05 PM (kkOK3)

372 ***"You are trying to sell a product, say a soda pop. Do you go on about how much better your product is and all sorts of great imagery, or do just get right down in there and announce that anyone who drinks a competing soda pop is an imbecile who should be institutionalized?"***


Yeah, the prevalence of this insipid style of argument might be on the wane here, but it's made up for in the force and volume the remaining practitioners feel the compulsion to spew.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 26, 2016 12:06 PM (Wckf4)

373 Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 11:52 AM (NPofj)

Except that, by design, we don't *know* Ace's name. Pretty sure that a dozen variations of "Ace the ewok" won't fly.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 26, 2016 12:06 PM (GDulk)

374

Rush on.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 26, 2016 12:06 PM (qCMvj)

375 Terribly sad news in my "community" today. The owner of our local bakery has passed away, and not from a bakery-related ailment. Nobody ever went to a franchise doughnut shop if they were from here.

His son is in the business, but the old man (well, 75) did the business planning and, more importantly I'm afraid, the machine repair. Bakery machinery is a specialized field, and some of theirs is classic. Vintage. Iconic. Old.

There are plenty of "bakery workers" hanging around but they are ex-Wonder Bread and probably not willing to do the Gates of Vienna hours of a real baker. Neighbors are worried whether he can make a go of it.

I never eat doughnuts (liar) and I will miss him like a front tooth. Some others will be truly devastated. Plus there is the quandary of what to send for the funeral luncheon. He was best friends with the other private baker in town, so I guess the cake is right out.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 26, 2016 12:06 PM (xq1UY)

376 Yes, I myself will vote for Trump over Hillary. I would vote for ANYONE over her. But am not typical.

You might be more typical than you think.

I don't think rank and file Republicans are going to sit out and let Hillary Clinton be elected. And I don't think Hillary is going to get turnout, especially if she's gaming the system against young voters and their Bern preference.

So I think there's a good path to victory for Trump.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at February 26, 2016 12:07 PM (eytER)

377 they probably have a folder eight inches thick on this guy

Piffle, like that hasn't already been tried.

Notice how there's no buildings with KOCH in capitals?

Posted by: DaveA at February 26, 2016 12:07 PM (DL2i+)

378 I was just having some fun with you.
Posted by: Count de Monet



I know. As I was with you.

It's all good fun.

Say, do you have any opinions on this Trump feller?



*ducks*

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at February 26, 2016 12:08 PM (1xUj/)

379 I think that's one of Bredin's daughters; or maybe Katy Perry, I don't know.

Posted by: SarahW at February 26, 2016 12:08 PM (3fTXW)

380 never ever forget the margin of fraud
Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:05 PM (zOTsN)

This is why there can't be anybody sitting at home for this election.

I believe you're a hypocrite if you're against something (the DC establishment) without being affirmatively FOR something. Where is our Lincoln?

However, in order for this nation to produce a great leader, it has to continue to exist. The democrats are long overdue for a defeat that isn't softened by Republican's refusal to take advantage of it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:08 PM (xuouz)

381 I wouldn't be so concerned about Trump as a President if Obama hadn't set a ridiculous precedent for executive overreach, enforcing unwritten laws, not enforcing written ones, so on and etc.

If my concerns are valid about Trump, (that he is far more progressive than he is conservative and he's just simply lying his ass off to get elected), Trump can do as much or more damage in the White House as Obama has wrought.

Men who like power like using power. Trump strikes me as a guy who will absolutely use powers not granted to him by the constitution. Since our feckless Congress has chosen to allow a sitting President to get away with everything under the sun, Trump will have every right now to do the same.

That's why Trump scares me.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:08 PM (pUDQf)

382 Bill Cosby.

Bill Clinton.

Al Gore.

Jimmy Savile.

Who's the worst rapist/assaulter out there?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 26, 2016 12:08 PM (ej1L0)

383 Sorry about your friend the baker, Stringer. Prayers for you his family and other friends.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2016 12:09 PM (w4NZ8)

384 Hairyback Guy - Mao

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 12:09 PM (pqu9S)

385 I'm not crazy about the artist's style. But it's in the mid-thirties here with 20 to 30 knot winds. The idea of relaxing with a good book while sitting in warm, dappled shade is pretty damn appealing.

Posted by: JTB at February 26, 2016 12:09 PM (FvdPb)

386 Jimmy Savile, sick children in hospital beds, for decades

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:09 PM (zOTsN)

387 Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (zOTsN)

Want to bet they'll claim they were prevented from voting?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 26, 2016 12:10 PM (GDulk)

388 Men who like power like using power. Trump strikes me as a guy who will absolutely use powers not granted to him by the constitution. Since our feckless Congress has chosen to allow a sitting President to get away with everything under the sun, Trump will have every right now to do the same.


$5 will get you $10 that congress suddenly "finds" their spine and opposes him at every turn.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (wKcYr)

389 Yeah, the prevalence of this insipid style of argument might be on the wane here, but it's made up for in the force and volume the remaining practitioners feel the compulsion to spew.

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That's because we've already had all the rational arguments. At this point, there's nothing left to say. Anyone who likes Trump isn't going to be dissuaded by now (because if so, they'd have already been argued out of their position), and the people who don't like Trump certainly won't be either. So when both sides can't actually convince anyone else, everyone just gets progressively angrier because WHY DON'T YOU JUST GET IT?!

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (KUaJL)

390 Rastus... my thoughts are mostly like yours. We used to live in Austin, about ten years ago now. Miss it and area heading there for a few days spring break. But it really has gotten too big for it's britches.

Posted by: Beth M at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (kiy9d)

391 by design, we don't *know* Ace's name.

Meh. Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower: not their real names.
Stalin, Hitler, Tito, Mao, ditto. Go ahead, write it in. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (xq1UY)

392 how do you improvise like Bach, really?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkuo2384ZN4

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (QFRx/)

393 I think he'd lost to Hillary or Bernie too, but how would Trump getting the nomination not send a message to the GOPe that they need to shape up? They could spin it back as vindication, but that wouldn't convince Trump supporters much I think.
Posted by: Draki


They'll strut around forever and say "we told you so"

If Trump loses a landslide in such a winnable election, how does that not make GOP-E run the show forever?

At the end of the day, I hate the McConnell wing by my first priority is not making Mitch McConnell upset. That is such a dumb thing to throw away the Supreme Court and the Presidency over such pettiness.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (5qH5h)

394 223 Cruz showed last night that he just doesn't have the gravitas or charisma to win. Rubio looked like a petulant, spoiled little brat who was mad about not getting his way.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at February 26, 2016 11:39 AM (rZJS9)
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CRUZ doesn't have gravitas?!? Compared to TRUMP?
Are you kidding?
This is like the "Cruz is funny-looking" stuff.
So he's not handsome. What do you want? Laughable orange hair and orange skin and..... oh good grief.

If you want to make those arguments as a Kasich or Rubio supporter, okay. But to offer TRUMP as an alternative to Cruz on the grounds of gravitas and looks?!?



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (T/5A0)

395 Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (zOTsN)

Want to bet they'll claim they were prevented from voting?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette

I'm sure

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (zOTsN)

396 This would be a great argument if you had an alternative.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (xuouz)


Ghost... we very much do have an alternative and you know it.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (NPofj)

397 Hairyback Guy - Mao
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 12:09 PM (pqu9S)

Wow! I forgot all about that dirty commie pig!
Mao is the champ of abuse of power and rape and not washing his ass or brushing his teeth for years.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (ej1L0)

398 203 "I don't care what the polls say, I see Trump getting destroyed by Hillary"

in debates, and in the press, yes

Begala has already said as much

they probably have a folder eight inches thick on this guy
Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 11:36 AM (QFRx/)


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You're kidding yourself. They have eight-inch folders on all the repub candidates.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (Fmupd)

399
news from voting



I voted early yesterday and as I was checked in there was an islamic couple next to me also checking in



they had requested a mail in ballot, and they were trying to vote in early voting as well



the campaign workers patiently, and repeatedly, told them they could not do both. the couple seemed not to understand



now this is in Houston, where their is voter ID and they do check to make sure you dont vote twice





just saying





Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 11:56 AM (zOTsN)


Yes. Having worked as an election clerk in Houston, the rule is, you must turn in your absentee ballot at the polls in order to vote in person. The absentee ballot is segregated and not counted, invalidated.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (JO9+V)

400 When the Burning Times arrive, both parties can scream "not our fault" and be there to "fix" things in the next election.
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Were Trump to win (and he won't), he would become the face of 'Conservatism'. The media would seize on that and *never* let go.

I can only speak for myself, but I regard Trump is very nearly the antithesis of Conservatism. He would do such damage to the idea that recovery would take decades.

Contrasted with Trump, the two Bushes (condemned here regularly) were monuments to Constitutional Conservatism.

Just my perspective, of course.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:12 PM (9mTYi)

401 Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 26, 2016 12:06 PM (xq1UY)

Happens to lots of local places. Sorry about the loss. The good news is new local places start up. Got a new local bakery/coffee shop I just love now.

Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 12:12 PM (lNK80)

402 Who's the worst rapist/assaulter out there?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy


The British Constabulary and their civic managers.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 26, 2016 12:13 PM (A/3fN)

403 Rubio seemed angry last night, my friends


very very angry; threatening, perhaps?

Posted by: new guy Hot Air Renaissance troll at February 26, 2016 12:13 PM (/542q)

404 Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade of the trees.Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 26, 2016 11:57 AM (evdj2)

George Patton's grandfather served on Stonewall Jackson's staff during several of theearly campaigns. That Patton remarked, 'How brave they are' when a Federal calvary unit made a gallant (but doomed) charge against a Confederate position. Jackson replied, 'I don't want them to be brave.'

For some reason, that Jackson quote stuck in my head more than any other.

Posted by: Zombie Stonewall Jackson at February 26, 2016 12:14 PM (Hz/9Y)

405 A President Trump doesn't scare me, I'd love to see it, I just am not nearly as confident as his supporters are that he will get near the Oval Office.

The parts of his agenda I know Trump will "screw us" on I'm already well aware of. Social Conservatism will be dead as a door nail if Trump is President. He's already talking up Planned Parenthood.

But if he does half of what he says he'll do regarding illegal immigration, it's a bargain I'm willing to make.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:14 PM (5qH5h)

406 Jimmy Savile, sick children in hospital beds, for decades
Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:09 PM (zOTsN)

Nasty bastard...plus he looked the part. Freakish and nasty with broken, brown chiklits for teeth.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 26, 2016 12:14 PM (ej1L0)

407 Off Stonewall Jackson sock. Geez.

Posted by: troyriser at February 26, 2016 12:14 PM (Hz/9Y)

408

good, Rush talking about the "hispanic content" "moderator"

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 26, 2016 12:15 PM (qCMvj)

409
Saville looked like a pedophile

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:15 PM (zOTsN)

410 Do you get it? Do YOU get it? Do YOU GET it?



Posted by: Rush Lim-something at February 26, 2016 12:15 PM (/542q)

411 To put it succinctly, Trump is an embarrassment.
People are terrified of being embarrassed.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 26, 2016 12:01 PM (T/5A0)

And this triumph of ego over effort IS the problem.

Obama talks big and walks small. Trump talks small (he's loud, but he isn't saying much) but he's got a resume a mile long and a bank account to back it up.

We're Americans. We're supposed to be loud, gauche, unmannered, but strong, principled, and the person the effete courtesans turn to when they need to see results.

Trump is American.

Hasn't our argument for the past decade been that Joe Sixpack could do a better job running the government than our current crop of thieves could? Doesn't anyone believe Buckley's quote about the faculty of Harvard vs the first 400 people in the phonebook? Isn't the whole point of America that, at the end of the day, though they're rough and uncouth and not somebody you'd necessarily want in your parlor every weekend, the people of the country are what make it great?

Isn't it time we listened to the people instead of the liars we've permitted to rule over us?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:16 PM (xuouz)

412 I liked the Latina moderator from last night. Totally shocked

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:16 PM (zOTsN)

413 If Trump loses a landslide in such a winnable election, how does that not make GOP-E run the show forever?

At the end of the day, I hate the McConnell wing by my first priority is not making Mitch McConnell upset. That is such a dumb thing to throw away the Supreme Court and the Presidency over such pettiness.
Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (5qH5h)

True, I'm not interested in ticking off McConnell. Id rather go the route that replaces the GOPe with a more principled conservatives. How do we do that other than nominate Cruz?

Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 12:16 PM (kkOK3)

414 I would like an Iowa moron meeting sometime. From someone who donates and reads the content.

Posted by: gw at February 26, 2016 12:16 PM (36Nbs)

415
He will lose --- badly. And Hillary is beyond terrible.

And the loss will actually vindicate and strengthen the GOPe.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 26, 2016 12:01 PM (T/5A0)



I think he'd lost to Hillary or Bernie too, but how would Trump
getting the nomination not send a message to the GOPe that they need to
shape up? They could spin it back as vindication, but that wouldn't
convince Trump supporters much I think.

Posted by: Draki at February 26, 2016 12:05 PM (kkOK3)

_________

GOPe is perfectly happy losing. They still get the same perks and will justify themselves that we are all just too stupid to understand the complexity of their parliamentary maneuvers. Tiresome kabuki. I'm a Cruzer and will make my decisions for the general depending on other factors.
We don't need to know Ace of Spades true name to write him in.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 26, 2016 12:16 PM (MIKMs)

416 The Delaware Water Gap area of NY/NJ is lovely. People who only fly in out out of Newark airport or only travel down the NJ turnpike have no idea of what some of the rest of the state is like. Great hiking and fishing and camping-yes even in NJ:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zbvypgf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2016 12:17 PM (w4NZ8)

417 the State's too big, Mike

it's like a basement that's so clogged full of stuff you don't even know what's in there anymore, and it's breeding vermin

time to get in there and throw shit out, not hold up each piece like a delicate teacup, asking "does this bring me joy?"

hence Trump

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 12:17 PM (QFRx/)

418 Saw some snippets of the debate on CNN. Rubio is a glob of jism. Just a clump of cells. Republicans suck balls too. There is not one person worth a damn running anymore. Cruz has been comprimised. The rest just suck. Fuck voting. It doesn't matter anyway.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 26, 2016 12:17 PM (ucDmr)

419 @351MikeyNTH You realize you just described how Trump is conducting his campaign to a tee(?)

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 12:17 PM (wnwJC)

420 George Patton's grandfather served on Stonewall Jackson's staff
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Which made it a curious thing when Patton remarked that "Americans do not know what it is like to be defeated", or words to that effect.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:17 PM (9mTYi)

421 If Trump loses a landslide in such a winnable election, how does that not make GOP-E run the show forever?

I happen to think Romney lost a rather winnable election too. Didn't seem to hamper the GOPe any.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at February 26, 2016 12:17 PM (PFy0L)

422 If Trump loses a landslide in such a winnable election, how does that not make GOP-E run the show forever?

At the end of the day, I hate the McConnell wing by my first priority is not making Mitch McConnell upset. That is such a dumb thing to throw away the Supreme Court and the Presidency over such pettiness.
Posted by: Lex

If the peasants reject the GOPe and trump loses, then the GOPe wins.

If the peasants bow down again to the GOPe, then the GOPe wins.

That's quite a dilemma there.

A republican majority Senate voted for Ruth bader Ginsburg.

A republican majority Senate is itching to cave to JEF right now.

Tell me again how we we'll "lose the Supreme Court" if the peasants fail to bow down to the GOPe.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 26, 2016 12:18 PM (326rv)

423 The Delaware Water Gap area of NY/NJ is lovely. People who only fly in out out of Newark airport or only travel down the NJ turnpike have no idea of what some of the rest of the state is like. Great hiking and fishing and camping-yes even in NJ:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zbvypgf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke

some very pretty drives there, rivers, waterfalls, woods. Really pretty

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:18 PM (zOTsN)

424 Isn't it time we listened to the people instead of the liars we've permitted to rule over us?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:16 PM (xuouz)

Nope. Trump aint no TruCon. He must be destroyed.
So the gopE can keep on gopEing.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 26, 2016 12:18 PM (WVsWD)

425 Were Trump to win (and he won't), he would become the face of 'Conservatism'. The media would seize on that and *never* let go.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:12 PM (9mTYi)

No he won't. We are in the midst of a sea change. The parties are going to realign and conservatives will still be on the sidelines bitching when that happens.

The comments here are proof enough of that.

What I'm saying is if you join the Trump coalition now and attempt to shape and participate in it, you can make it more conservative. If you otherize it from conservatism and yourself from the coalition it won't be.

It's called politics.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:18 PM (xuouz)

426 http://www.wtmd.org/player/index.html

^^^
Now listening to a broadcast of that Johnny Cash prison show. Its good!

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 26, 2016 12:18 PM (UypUQ)

427 it's like a basement that's so clogged full of stuff you don't even know what's in there anymore,
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Crap.
You've seen my basement, haven't you?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:19 PM (9mTYi)

428 "...they probably have a folder eight inches thick on this guy..."

Only eight inches thick? The guy has been living his life in the spotlight since the early 1980's. There should be file cabinets of stuff.

Of course, the fact that most of the stuff isn't secret takes some of the explosive revelation aura away.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 26, 2016 12:19 PM (hLRSq)

429 @401 New local places? Seems to work for Mexican and Chinese, but that's about it. Everyone saves up for a franchise. Guaranteed!

Parent firm does the market research, writes your business case for the bank, oversees HR, and there are no hard choices about equipment or menu. Great setup in many ways, but there are five or six major commercial rows in the metro area that are essentially interchangeable. If you went by the signage, you couldn't tell which end of town you were on.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 26, 2016 12:19 PM (xq1UY)

430 If Trump loses a landslide in such a winnable election, how does that not make GOP-E run the show forever?

he speaks truth!! That's why I stopped campaigning!

Posted by: Pres. John McCain at February 26, 2016 12:19 PM (326rv)

431 Starving artists always use members of the family for models. If they sell a couple of pictures of their wife and kid they can afford professional models.Posted by: Hank at February 26, 2016 12:05 PM (xVYeR)


To this day, my mother has refused to let me draw or paint her--although she somehow always finds a way for me to do portraits of her grandchildren or flower still-lifes and the like for her friends. For free. I mean, who could charge their mother? It's exploitation, I tell you. Sheer, unadulterated exploitation.

Posted by: troyriser at February 26, 2016 12:19 PM (Hz/9Y)

432 Crap.
You've seen my basement, haven't you?

Posted by: Mike Hammer,

konmari, Hammer

its a thing

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:19 PM (zOTsN)

433 The scene was actually painted outside the medium security lock-up at the Bellvue Mental Hospital.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2016 12:20 PM (Fmupd)

434 You noticed how many UK "beloved" performers are just pervy looking? Why did they get employed for so long? They werent funny and they were creepy.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 26, 2016 12:20 PM (iQIUe)

435 Ghost... we very much do have an alternative and you know it.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:11 PM (NPofj)

No I don't, please describe it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:20 PM (xuouz)

436 (is kari the voice in my own head?)

er, what he or she said

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 12:20 PM (QFRx/)

437 Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 12:17 PM (wnwJC)


You are being deliberately obtuse. I wrote very clearly. There is nothing more that I can say.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 26, 2016 12:20 PM (hLRSq)

438 CRUZ doesn't have gravitas?!? Compared to TRUMP?

Yeah; Biggest laugh I've had all day-thinking of Trump and his great gravitas. Spouse didn't even watch the debate, but saw clips in a bagel shop. His reaction to Trumps's orange face and weird hair and exaggerated facial reactions-He laughed!. Gravitas is not the first thing he thought of, i expect. He said, "Well, he'll sure be entertaining as a President."

And yes, of course, Trump has some good qualities and says some things that need to be said and some fine supporters, but gravity isn't one of his good qualities.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2016 12:21 PM (w4NZ8)

439 So Mario mocks Trump's misspelled mean tweets by saying he probably had illegals tweet them.

He said some other Mean Girls stuff about Trump. I didn't know Mario had this in him. It must be working because Trump went back and corrected his own misspelled tweets. Whoa.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:21 PM (UnJ7w)

440 People are terrified of being embarrassed.

Not uniformly or linearly. At some point you get "Fuck it".

Posted by: DaveA at February 26, 2016 12:21 PM (DL2i+)

441 gah

Im too exhauseted to fight, like the lady in the chair

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:21 PM (zOTsN)

442 konmari, Hammer

its a thing
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Is that some kind of foreign language word for 'dumpster'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:21 PM (9mTYi)

443 But if he does half of what he says he'll do regarding illegal immigration, it's a bargain I'm willing to make.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:14 PM (5qH5h)
So which Trump do I believe? The one who hires illegals or the one who now says he wants to throw them out and then let them back in?
Trump is a businessman. He's got a lot of businessmen buddies. If you don't think those guys will be beating down his door with requests (trump foundation donations) for allowing more immigrants to fill all those choice jobs Americans Just Won't Do, I've got a bridge to sell you in New Mexico.
Trump isn't about to abandon his elite class for the hoi polloi and their 'feelings'. Myself, I see Trump, day one, collecting favors and demonstrating just how big his stick now is. Ego driven.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:22 PM (pUDQf)

444 431 Starving artists always use members of the family for models. If they sell a couple of pictures of their wife and kid they can afford professional models.Posted by: Hank at February 26, 2016 12:05 PM (xVYeR)


To this day, my mother has refused to let me draw or paint her--although she somehow always finds a way for me to do portraits of her grandchildren or flower still-lifes and the like for her friends. For free. I mean, who could charge their mother? It's exploitation, I tell you. Sheer, unadulterated exploitation.
Posted by: troyriser at February 26, 2016 12:19 PM (Hz/9Y)

Stop asking her to pose nude and you might have better luck.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 26, 2016 12:22 PM (0mRoj)

445 If Trump loses a landslide in such a winnable election, how does that not make GOP-E run the show forever?

I happen to think Romney lost a rather winnable election too. Didn't seem to hamper the GOPe any.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label



The difference is how close a race will it be.

If Trump absolutely gets slaughtered vs losing by 2-3 points it will be a much different conversation.

I do have a sliver of hope Trump brings a new coalition in, but I hate relying on people that have never bothered voting before. They always seem to have something better to do on Election Day.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:22 PM (5qH5h)

446 No I don't, please describe it.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:20 PM (xuouz)


Please clap.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at February 26, 2016 12:22 PM (UnJ7w)

447 Hey, just wanted to let y'all know I'm around just in case anyone wants to tell me to go f*ck myself.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 26, 2016 12:22 PM (kTF2Z)

448 Notice how there's no buildings with KOCH in capitals?

I beg to differ:

http://is.gd/01CDnk

http://is.gd/JueTQR

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 26, 2016 12:23 PM (evdj2)

449 > You're kidding yourself. They have eight-inch folders on all the repub candidates.

Trump has 12 inch folders on every member of Congress. No way hillary wins. The so called feminist who has been harboring a serial womanizer. Libs have jumped the shark big time. She never wins.

Posted by: Rastus at February 26, 2016 12:23 PM (a0WFc)

450 Which made it a curious thing when Patton remarked that "Americans do not know what it is like to be defeated", or words to that effect.Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:17 PM (9mTYi)

Historian Shelby Foote made the same observation in Ken Burns' Civil War documentary. I think it was because of Patton's audience; that is, his men, soldiers.Patton's classic speech (THE speech) to the troops might not have been so effective if he had taken a lengthy digression into the Civil War.

Posted by: troyriser at February 26, 2016 12:23 PM (Hz/9Y)

451 I hate reddit and encourage any thinking person to remain a thinking person by never going there.

But if you want to see what millenials engaging with conservative ideas looks like, and the enthusiasm it generates among kids who were told they only had two options (socialism and much, much more socialism) for their entire lives, and are just realizing that's a fucking crock, click the link below.

http://bit.ly/21ot2bt

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:23 PM (xuouz)

452 This NY Times article on Puerto Rica (and Rubio) is interesting:

http://nyti.ms/1YsE4J8

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 26, 2016 12:23 PM (5HBd1)

453 Stop asking her to pose nude and you might have better luck.


Posted by: Insomniac


:/




Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:23 PM (zOTsN)

454 You noticed how many UK "beloved" performers are
just pervy looking? Why did they get employed for so long? They werent
funny and they were creepy.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 26, 2016 12:20 PM (iQIUe)


*some yakety sax plays in the background*

Posted by: Benny Hill at February 26, 2016 12:23 PM (JO9+V)

455 lol ok I said conservative ideas and that's going on, but it's actually the Donald Trump forum that I linked in >451

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:23 PM (xuouz)

456 then deep down you agree, Mike, you see the sense in this

the American experiment is on fucking FIRE

the last thing we need is some mincing I listen to my donors and veteran GOPe consultants telling us what is and is not feasible

America is at a gut-check moment

do we really want to be Low-Growth Euro Socialists, or do we want America Land of the Free and Home of the Brave?

that's what Trump is about

and that's why this election will be so bloody. it's about GUTS this time.

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 12:23 PM (QFRx/)

457 Stop asking her to pose nude and you might have better luck. Posted by: Insomniac at February 26, 2016 12:22 PM (0mRoj)

Now that's some funny stuff right there.

Posted by: troyriser at February 26, 2016 12:24 PM (Hz/9Y)

458 The difference is how close a race will it be.

If Trump absolutely gets slaughtered vs losing by 2-3 points it will be a much different conversation.


Posted by: Lex

Then again, we may just lie, no matter what the result.

That never occurred to you, did it?

Posted by: The Stupid Party at February 26, 2016 12:24 PM (326rv)

459 443.

I think he will make the first real effort to go after illegal aliens since Eisenhower. I do believe him on that.

But can he get the job?

The most effective President is the one that gets elected.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:25 PM (5qH5h)

460 "Trump has 12 inch folders on every member of Congress."

all I have to say is, Trump's team better do their fucking homework

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 12:25 PM (QFRx/)

461 He said some other Mean Girls stuff about Trump. I didn't know Mario had this in him. It must be working because Trump went back and corrected his own misspelled tweets. Whoa.
Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:21 PM (UnJ7w)

Not happy seeing Trump rattled by Mario's middle school tactics. If they see weakness they'll pounce.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:25 PM (xuouz)

462 So I did more poking around on the webz.

Kimono girl on the right and nekkid kimono girl at #144 are Bredin's wife.

If it's New Hope, that's the Delaware River. Looks about the right width at that point. There's a stream entering from the Jersey side. The Bridge Street bridge was built in 1904, so this wouldn't be downtown New Hope.

Probably north of town just below where the current 202 bridge is.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at February 26, 2016 12:25 PM (1xUj/)

463 Posted by: mustbequantum at February 26, 2016 12:16 PM (MIKMs)

My final break with the DOPe was when they scheduled *this* round of debates in the same hostile venues as last time. I had already decided after '12 that debate scheduling was my test. I'd know if they had simply been naive in 12 or had meant to lose by how they did these debates. The schedule came out, I now knew they *meant* to lose, and that's that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 26, 2016 12:25 PM (GDulk)

464 First of all, I'd like to thank the Horde for once again reminding me why I'd "checked out" of politics. It's all a shitshow and it's dragging us all down with it and I refuse to go, because I have more than sufficient things to be angry, confused, depressed, and disgusted by without going there.

Next, I'd like whatever intermediate spirit is making my 2016 so damn miserable to please bugger off back to whatever plane it originated from. Truck's in the shop (again) and a vehicle rented. It's like the universe knew I finally had a charge card to handle such things with.

Finally, I need new (offline) friends. Only have one worth a damn anymore, the rest got on my shitlist around my birthday.

/defines a perimiter using laser scope

My lawn. Off it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 26, 2016 12:26 PM (9krrF)

465

well never fear Trump people because I have no doubt Rubio people will be complaining shortly that Cruz cost Rubio the nom and the national election

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:26 PM (zOTsN)

466 *some yakety sax plays in the background*
Posted by: Benny Hill at February 26, 2016 12:23 PM (JO9+V)

============
Okay, I make the exception for Benny Hill. He was truly funny and no perv.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 26, 2016 12:26 PM (iQIUe)

467 "...they probably have a folder eight inches thick on this guy..."


Would that be length or girth? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 26, 2016 12:26 PM (JO9+V)

468 do we really want to be Low-Growth Euro Socialists

We are already there.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 26, 2016 12:26 PM (FkBIv)

469 cool, Bander

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 12:26 PM (QFRx/)

470 Also: http://is.gd/5piLlx

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 26, 2016 12:27 PM (evdj2)

471 "We are already there. "

yeah, but, like, FOREVER

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 12:27 PM (QFRx/)

472 konmari, Hammer



its a thing

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



Is that some kind of foreign language word for 'dumpster'?


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:21 PM
-------------------------------------------
I hate to be the one to say it, but "google it."

It does work, but it takes time.

And yes, it does encompass the word "dumpster"

Posted by: shibumi who is shocked she knows something trendy at February 26, 2016 12:27 PM (7FH+T)

473 Nope. Trump aint no TruCon. He must be destroyed.
So the gopE can keep on gopEing.


A man who cannot understand or articulate the principles behind a position will be blown back and forth by every wind of change.

I seen it happen in my own family - the loudest brother was gung-ho conservative in all respects but never really understood why, and when he married a wife who was a stealth lefty and adopted her friends his views changed virtually overnight.

A lot of people keep thinking that philosophy is some sort of luxury that we can't afford, and that what we really need is some sort of "common-sense" guy who will just get things done. That ain't so.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 12:27 PM (bZ7mE)

474 411- Ghost of kari ---

Fine, fine, fine. People OUGHT not be concerned about their ego-status. They should embrace their American freedom NOT to worry about such things, to embrace brashness and vulgarity and (apparent) ignorance. Fine. I don't really disagree.

But OUGHT is not IS.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 26, 2016 12:27 PM (T/5A0)

475 well never fear Trump people because I have no doubt Rubio people will be complaining shortly that Cruz cost Rubio the nom and the national election



Cruz costs Marco Amnesty (R) the election?
Promise?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 12:28 PM (wKcYr)

476 The difference is how close a race will it be.

If Trump absolutely gets slaughtered vs losing by 2-3 points it will be a much different conversation.


Posted by: Lex

Then again, we may just lie, no matter what the result.

That never occurred to you, did it?
Posted by: The Stupid Party





It doesn't matter what they say or how they spin it, if Trump loses to Hillary by something like 10+ points, the rank and file will never go in that direction again.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:28 PM (5qH5h)

477 I think everyone needs to keep the big picture in mind during this lead up to November. No matter who wins we are screwed. $70+ TRILLION in unfunded liabilities is not going away no matter who gets elected. Not a single person is going to do anything about Social Security, Medicare or any of the other entitlement programs that are going to have to be fundamentally changed within the next decade.

We have $20 TRILLION in debt that we are never going to pay a dime of principle on and we continue making "interest only" payments. Not a single candidate is talking about cutting or addressing any of these issues.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 26, 2016 12:28 PM (iONHu)

478 I'm kinda diggin' the photo of the hot rod in the side bar. Is that a redo of the old Camero?

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 26, 2016 12:28 PM (AJeMv)

479 People are terrified of being embarrassed.

Not uniformly or linearly. At some point you get "Fuck it".


and to Moron analogy my own comment.

When the bull first walks into the china shop and his dick is in the exquisite candy dish on the low table the lady who was going to buy that dish is embarrased. After the first glass cabinet gets shattered nobody has time for that shit.

Posted by: DaveA at February 26, 2016 12:29 PM (DL2i+)

480 On the bright side, come next year, Cruz will still be in office fighting the good fight, Angry Marco not so much.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 26, 2016 12:29 PM (evdj2)

481

============
Okay, I make the exception for Benny Hill. He was truly funny and no perv.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 26, 2016 12:26 PM (iQIUe)


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


I take it that you've never seen the European versions of his shows.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2016 12:29 PM (Fmupd)

482 RE: Trump and attacks against his conservatism.

I liked the pilling on last night, but still would like Mario or Ted to challenge Donald to explain, generally, why liberalism sucks. I suspect Donald remains a fan, and would resist directly attacking liberalism and the Democrats.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 26, 2016 12:30 PM (UypUQ)

483 do we really want to be Low-Growth Euro Socialists, or do we want America Land of the Free and Home of the Brave?



that's what Trump is about



and that's why this election will be so bloody. it's about GUTS this time.

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 12:23 PM (QFRx/)

Maybe do us a favor and share the specifics for how he's going to do that. Because I've been waiting for specifics and instead. Trump is telling me that he's going to hire the best people, it'll be huge, dynamic, cool and sparkly like.

It reminds me of Nancy Pelosi saying you have to pass the bill to see what's in it. Fool me once, well, you know the rest.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:30 PM (pUDQf)

484 Stonewall Jackson, Sir, was never defeated.
He was fragged. That's different.

But yes, Patton was a bundle of contradictions, and often out of his depth.
He also had a squeaky voice like an old woman, and was mocked for it.
And that book he read wasn't by Rommel, it was by Rommel's boss.
(Other than that, how was the movie?)

Within his field and at his level, he was pretty damn good. Like Rommel, he's famous as an armor commander, when in fact his strong suit was the integration of armor with other arms. Really good at anti-armor, which you had to do a lot.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 26, 2016 12:30 PM (xq1UY)

485

It doesn't matter what they say or how they spin it, if Trump loses to Hillary by something like 10+ points, the rank and file will never go in that direction again.
Posted by: Lex

What direction? Look at the direction we've been going in since 1992.

Look at the direction that "the rank and file" has been going in.

That's why people keep saying tat we're probably fucked, no matter what we do.

Posted by: The Stupid Party at February 26, 2016 12:30 PM (326rv)

486 do we really want to be Low-Growth Euro Socialists, or do we want America Land of the Free and Home of the Brave?



that's what Trump is about



and that's why this election will be so bloody. it's about GUTS this time.

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 12:23 PM (QFRx/)

If you think, Trump is against low grade socialism, you are wrong.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:31 PM (NPofj)

487 Peggy Noonan's WSJ piece on Trump is really good.

"This is a terrible feature of our age - that we are governed by protected people who don't seem to care that much about their unprotected fellow citizens. And a country really can't continue this way."

You can read it outside the WSJ paywall here.
http://tinyurl.com/jr7l65x

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 26, 2016 12:31 PM (8ZskC)

488
I'm kinda diggin' the photo of the hot rod in the side bar. Is that a redo of the old Camero?>>>

Looks like an early 70s Camero Hot Rodded up

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 26, 2016 12:31 PM (XtAzU)

489 not my job, Bama

"When the bull first walks into the china shop and his dick is in the exquisite candy dish on the low table the lady who was going to buy that dish is embarrased. After the first glass cabinet gets shattered nobody has time for that shit."

the Horde has spoken Truth

time for lunch

Posted by: Feh at February 26, 2016 12:31 PM (QFRx/)

490 If they see weakness they'll pounce.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:25 PM (xuouz)


I just wonder what took them so long.

If they can't beat Trump, then how are they going to beat Hillary or Bernie?

Are they addressing any of the concerns of Trump's supporters in order to peel any away, or are they concentrating on defending their hold on their particular niche of the Republican electorate?

If it is just the latter then they are doomed, you have to appeal to more than just a niche group - you can't be the evangelical's candidate or the chamber of commerce's candidate solely.

I believe that you have to do the coalition building in the primary; if you can't do it there then you are not going to suddenly turn the magic on in the general and do it there.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 26, 2016 12:31 PM (hLRSq)

491 No matter who wins we are screwed. $70+ TRILLION in unfunded liabilities is not going away no matter who gets elected.


Psssssst. It's over $200 Trillion and closing in on $300 fast.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 12:32 PM (wKcYr)

492 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 26, 2016 12:26 PM (9krrF)

I don't know how this world work, but is there any online folks here who live you whom you could connect with? It's not like would have to talk about politics all the time.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2016 12:32 PM (w4NZ8)

493

Trump is holding a presser



somethings up

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:32 PM (zOTsN)

494 >all I have to say is, Trump's team better do their fucking homework

Trump is only one that doesn't give a shit what the feminists think and will drag her way into the mud. The Clinton Dynasty is Jerry Springer. That's how you beat her. Being civil and sticking to academic debate is how she wins.

Posted by: Rastus at February 26, 2016 12:33 PM (a0WFc)

495 That's why people keep saying tat we're probably fucked, no matter what we do.

Posted by: The Stupid Party at February 26, 2016 12:30 PM (326rv)


Right. Toga Party!!
Toga! Toga! Toga!

Posted by: Eric "Otter" Stratton at February 26, 2016 12:33 PM (JO9+V)

496 >>>No matter who wins we are screwed. $70+ TRILLION in unfunded liabilities is not going away no matter who gets elected.





Psssssst. It's over $200 Trillion and closing in on $300 fast.
.
.
.
.I know, I was just going with CBO's figures.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 26, 2016 12:33 PM (iONHu)

497 Trump is holding a presser







somethings up


I'm announcing that I purchased Mario Rubio's house and I am evicting him.

Posted by: Donald Trump at February 26, 2016 12:34 PM (PFy0L)

498 A lot of people keep thinking that philosophy is
some sort of luxury that we can't afford, and that what we really need
is some sort of "common-sense" guy who will just get things done. That
ain't so. Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 12:27 PM (bZ7mE)

__________


Yeah. Even though I am an old agnostic, I prefer someone with a philosophical/religious grounding. The stray voltage just gets out of hand otherwise.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 26, 2016 12:34 PM (MIKMs)

499 ThunderB, let us know what He says, please.

Posted by: willow at February 26, 2016 12:35 PM (L1+sh)

500 Finally, I need new (offline) friends. Only have one worth a damn anymore, the rest got on my shitlist around my birthday.

Where do you live? How'd they get on your list?

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 12:35 PM (bZ7mE)

501 Trump clearly doesnt want peole talking about the debate


wonder what this presser is for? his tax returns? running mate?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:35 PM (zOTsN)

502 493




Trump is holding a presser







somethings up

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:32 PM (zOTsN)

I imagine it will include the words "tax returns".
Probably just putting out that fire from last night.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:35 PM (pUDQf)

503 I'm announcing that I purchased Mario Rubio's house and I am evicting him.
Posted by: Donald Trump


I'll live on my boat.

Posted by: Super Mario at February 26, 2016 12:35 PM (FkBIv)

504 Trump is holding a presser
somethings up
Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:32 PM (zOTsN)

link?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)

505 We have $20 TRILLION in debt that we are never going to pay a dime of principle on and we continue making "interest only" payments. Not a single candidate is talking about cutting or addressing any of these issues.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 26, 2016 12:28 PM (iONHu)

Correct!...on his last day in office Obummer should get a photo op in some deserted factory in Detroit or some such wasteland and have "mission accomplished" spelled out on the ground in copies of "Rules for Radicals" as he flies off in Marine One.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 26, 2016 12:35 PM (ej1L0)

506 wonder what this presser is for? his tax returns? running mate?
Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:35 PM (zOTsN)

To stop the perceived damage. Expect some Stray Voltage.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at February 26, 2016 12:35 PM (UnJ7w)

507 It doesn't matter what they say or how they spin it, if Trump loses to Hillary by something like 10+ points, the rank and file will never go in that direction again.
Posted by: Lex


What direction?

The Border Hawk, round 'em up, build the wall direction (something I support and think is an existential problem)

Will you at least concede that a "great" GOP is probably not going to spring forth if Trump loses badly to Hillary considering she's probably the most unlikable scrunt the Dems have ever nominated?

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:36 PM (5qH5h)

508 >>>So he's not handsome. What do you want?<<<

Who wants handsome? I don't want to fuck the guy: I want him to cut spending, balance the budget, cut regulation and taxes, protect our border and sovereignty, build the military, strengthen our allies, and fuck the globalists.

And I want him to take the boot that Obama placed on my neck and shove it up some Marxist ass.

Posted by: Fritz at February 26, 2016 12:36 PM (UzPAd)

509 or he is suing Cruz on his birth thingy?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:36 PM (zOTsN)

510 Off Jebbie sock!!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:36 PM (UnJ7w)

511 do we really want to be Low-Growth Euro Socialists, or do we want America Land of the Free and Home of the Brave?

that's what Trump is about
--------------------

Oh?
I see not a shred of evidence of that. Not a scintilla. Not a hint, not a whiff.
I hear bluster, slander, yuge!, classy!, DEAL!, etc., etc.

Not a word regarding American ideals, patriotism, Constitutional imperatives, responsibility, duty, or... any rational policy proposals. It is a non-stop display of superficiality, often contradictory.

It is P.T. Barnum, promoting the Emperor's new clothes. Trump is an empty suit, Made in Mexico.

I'm not about denigrating Trump, I'm about the well-being of The Republic.

Oddly, the guy who actually has stood in the well of the Senate and named names, called out the GOPe, who knows and reveres the Constitution gets slandered by Trump. People cheer, because, Trump!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:37 PM (9mTYi)

512 super tired of arguing. my only stance is this.
if we can't have a cruz , than i will take trump, because it's the only way imho, i can get the Gope's attention, to do as they say they will when they want my vote.

Posted by: willow at February 26, 2016 12:37 PM (L1+sh)

513 Cavalry, not Calvary

Posted by: Adrienne at February 26, 2016 12:37 PM (lVcuh)

514 497
Trump is holding a presser




somethings up

I'm announcing that I purchased Mario Rubio's house and I am evicting him.


Posted by: Donald Trump at February 26, 2016 12:34 PM (PFy0L)

well it will be huuuuge and really really ...really.......reallugreat.

Posted by: Badda Bing at February 26, 2016 12:37 PM (gxIP7)

515 or he is suing Cruz on his birth thingy?
Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:36 PM (zOTsN)

Ewww... that would do it , a master stroke if he did!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:37 PM (UnJ7w)

516 Trumpdiddly-icious!

Posted by: Ned Flanders at February 26, 2016 12:37 PM (HgMAr)

517 473---Grey Fox

This is one of the many reasons why I am distressed by people who compare Trump to Reagan.

Reagan had a fully formed, profound conservative philosophy. He was very well read. (Could Trump even identify such names as Hayek or Burke?)

Not to mention Reagan's cheerful demeanor --- and two terms as governor of our largest state.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 26, 2016 12:37 PM (T/5A0)

518 Mike, people like me are also worried about the republic.
and i do see your point.
trump IS a wild card.

Posted by: willow at February 26, 2016 12:38 PM (L1+sh)

519 Jeb as veep


wouldnt that be funny

jk

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:38 PM (zOTsN)

520 Psssssst. It's over $200 Trillion and closing in on $300 fast.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 12:32 PM (wKcYr)


I've heard that (and have no reason to doubt it) but ...... I just can't even fathom that figure.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at February 26, 2016 12:38 PM (zYV5P)

521 if we can't have a cruz , than i will take trump, because it's the only way imho, i can get the Gope's attention, to do as they say they will when they want my vote.
Posted by: willow at February 26, 2016 12:37 PM (L1+sh)

----

**high fives willow**

I kinda came to the "Trump is going to win" after South Carolina.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 12:38 PM (8XRCm)

522 Trump is holding a presser
somethings up
Posted by: ThunderB
----------------

New evidence that Cruz failed to cover his mouth once when he sneezed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:38 PM (9mTYi)

523 >>It doesn't matter what they say or how they spin it, if Trump loses to Hillary by something like 10+ points, the rank and file will never go in that direction again.

Trump is a one off who just happens to have arrived at exactly the right time. He's not leading some movement because he has no platform other than a wall.

Trump also started making noises during the 2012 election which not many people remember because he got almost zero traction. He didn't change, the times did. The vast majority of Trump supporters I have encountered don't even try to defend his flip flopping all over the map history, they just want to stick it to the establishment.

Trump has no coattails and I think there is a very good chance he gets schlonged in the general if he get the nod.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 26, 2016 12:39 PM (/tuJf)

524 Not to mention Reagan's cheerful demeanor --- and two terms as governor of our largest state insane asylum.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 26, 2016 12:37 PM (T/5A0)


FIFM

Posted by: Eric at February 26, 2016 12:39 PM (JO9+V)

525 Cavalry, not Calvary




I have that same problem. Have to look it up every time.

Posted by: Basic Argyle at February 26, 2016 12:39 PM (+XvV5)

526 (Other than that, how was the movie?)


Patton's memoir "War As I Knew It" wasn't published until 1976, years after the movie, but was clearly the basis for much of the movie.

One of the things that struck me on reading it was how Hollywood underplayed, rather than overplayed some of the events.

In the movie when the 101st gets surrounded (shortly before Christmas) all the other commanders are saying "I can get there by late February" and such, and Patton grandstands by saying "I can pivot and get there in three days". It looks like braggadocio.

But he wasn't surprised, he was planning in advance. In the memoir - based on his diary - he writes "if Rundstedt (?) breaks through, as I expect him to..."

He had it gamed out before there was an encirclement to respond to.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at February 26, 2016 12:39 PM (1xUj/)

527 Am I a bad person for hoping that when tfg takes those last few steps off the Chopper the Marines standing on the ramp turn their backs to him?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 26, 2016 12:39 PM (WVsWD)

528 Stringer Davis-

If you're still here, consider taking a baked ham or pot roast to the family, if they need food for the wake. If there is a church or family member handling it, give them a call or shoot them an email to see what they need.

Or, in a couple of weeks, stop by the house with said ham/roast/chicken, and a card. Because that's when the grief really hits-after the funeral, and the rushing around witih "death" planning. When you have a minute to breathe, and ask them a question, and they aren't there. That's when the family will really need a hug and a meal.

Posted by: Moki at February 26, 2016 12:39 PM (7q2ch)

529 I think he will make the first real effort to go after illegal aliens since Eisenhower. I do believe him on that.


Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:25 PM (5qH5h)




I think Trump may build a wall. I don't think he will do anything about the 30+ million illegal aliens that are already here (cause circa 2012 Trump, that would be "mean").



Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:39 PM (NPofj)

530
A VP nominee requires special groping skills, right?

Posted by: wth at February 26, 2016 12:40 PM (HgMAr)

531 i'm going all in on chamomille tea,valerian tabs as this whole election after 8 years of TFG is truly as stressful as 2008

Posted by: willow at February 26, 2016 12:40 PM (L1+sh)

532

supposed to be "a Big Announcement"

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:40 PM (zOTsN)

533 Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:38 PM (zOTsN)

Trump is going to announce that he gave Cruz the $5,000 to teach at Trump University and that he's going to sue for tortious interference and breach of contract.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:40 PM (UnJ7w)

534 In Houston? A Sheila Jackson lee endorsement?

Posted by: Jean at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (rI5Q7)

535 Jeb as veep


wouldnt that be funny

jk

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:38 PM (zOTsN



Like Taggart in Blazing Saddles

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (3mTyP)

536 I have that same problem. Have to look it up every time.
Posted by: Basic Argyle at February 26, 2016 12:39 PM (+XvV5)

-----

Pneumonc device.


Cal - infornia is a place.
Cal-vary is too.

Air Cav is new.
Horse Cav is old.


Youre Welcome.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (8XRCm)

537 How'd they get on your list?

Yeah, I'd rather not get into that. It's probably partly me being petty, but it's also me reaching a certain threshold with being an extra in my own damn life.

Either way, I'm not reaching out any more. No reciprocity.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (9krrF)

538 526-why chess and battle go hand in hand-you have to think several moves ahead to win the game.

Posted by: Moki at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (7q2ch)

539
520
pffft. Give or take a few trillion.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (HgMAr)

540 did the cameras pan the audience at any time last night?
i don't remember.
if not, weird, they usually do.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (0KgAM)

541 supposed to be "a Big Announcement"[/i[


Positively Yuuuuuge.

Posted by: Donald Trump at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (PFy0L)

542 hmmm ... Trump to correct the errors in the attacks against him?

To announce new endorsements?

Announce a campaign manager?

Running mate?

Wants to reset the tone, gain the high ground again is my guess. But he must have something to buzz about.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (eUbDe)

543 A couple of quick thoughts:

I am starting to agree with the bloggers that say the Conservative movement is dead. Reagan was governor when I lived in CA in the 70s. Voters are not looking for his second coming. You are going to have to come up with a new conservative movement.

Voters would like to see some things get done. Running a campaign that says you are not going to compromise, means you are not going to be able to do anything. Kasich, interestingly, was pretty good on this last night (and I expect a bump in the polls for him.) You can sneer at deal making but that used to be the way that the country moved forward.

I know this will be unpopular, but Cruz is a regional politician. Like Walker and Jindal, he doesn't translate well on the national stage. He should be running well ahead of a weasel like Rubio, but he isn't.

And last, are you really saying that only professional politicians should run for office? I seem to remember a lot of discussion about how we needed to get away from that. I especially am tired of Harvard educated lawyers. I just am and I don't care how good their politics are. I want to see something different, because they've had a big hand in why our country is in such bad shape.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (5HBd1)

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at February 26, 2016 12:42 PM (PFy0L)

545 Trump has no coattails and I think there is a very good chance he gets schlonged in the general if he get the nod.
Posted by: JackStraw
---------------------

Trump will return to resort management, the rest of us will bear the burden of the slow (or not-so-slow) slip of America into the abyss.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:42 PM (9mTYi)

546 That woman with the book has had too much afternoon bourbon. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 26, 2016 12:42 PM (La6jE)

547 What happened to campaign parades? There used to be parades.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2016 12:42 PM (Fmupd)

548 Rabble rabble rabble, rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb.

Folks: Kill the socialists!
GOPE: We can't!
Folks: Kill the criminals!
GOPE: We can't!
Folks: We want blood! This is bullshit! Someone has to pay!
GOPE: Haha I know, right? Totally! Totally.
Folks: Kill the GOPE!
GOPE: Haha fuck you.

*Trump battering ram, capped with an unstumpable crown of flaxen hair *

GOPE: This isn't conservative! This isn't principled! What about the constitution? What is your plan? What will you ever do without us? This isn't intelligent! This isn't compassionate!
Folks: Haha, I know, right? Totally! Totally.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:42 PM (xuouz)

549 Ewww... that would do it , a master stroke if he did!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:37 PM (UnJ7w)


For whom?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:43 PM (NPofj)

550 He is doing it in Ft Worth

limme guess

Abortion Barbie

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:43 PM (zOTsN)

551 You can sneer at deal making but that used to be the way that the country moved forward.


Posted by: notsothoreau at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (5HBd1)

Moved forward to socialism. Yes. I agree.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 26, 2016 12:43 PM (0LHZx)

552 Off, broken Animal House sock.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 26, 2016 12:43 PM (JO9+V)

553 I think Trump may build a wall. I don't think he will do anything about the 30+ million illegal aliens that are already here (cause circa 2012 Trump, that would be "mean").



Posted by: redbanzai



Just having someone talk straight about it would be a 1000% improvement.

Enforcing existing law is pretty easy to do.

You issue some Executive Orders and you'll see the tide turn.

The IRS could fix the problem overnight.

If you can make people show they have health insurance for every employee, how about making E-Verify mandatory with your tax returns?

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:43 PM (5qH5h)

554
Will you at least concede that a "great" GOP is probably not going to spring forth if Trump loses badly to Hillary considering she's probably the most unlikable scrunt the Dems have ever nominated?
Posted by: Lex

I'm the Stupid Party. Conceding is all that I do; except where my own base is concerned. Fuck those guys.

The GOP hasn't sprung anything after losing with Romney and McCain. Losing with Trump is supposedly going to be a defining moment? bullshit.

Posted by: The Stupid Party at February 26, 2016 12:43 PM (326rv)

555

Perry endorsed Cruz

so why Ft Worth

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:44 PM (zOTsN)

556 Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:42 PM (xuouz)

I LoL'ed.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 26, 2016 12:44 PM (WVsWD)

557 If Trump builds a wall, how will he get his suits?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:44 PM (9mTYi)

558

what Big Texan endorsement would matter?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:44 PM (zOTsN)

559 I think life is made up of appreciating small things. I know I don't do that enough-particularly when things seem sort of overwhelming, but I work on it. Take that picture of instance. I've never heard oft that artist, but I love the little spots of light in the picture; It's lovely to look at for a while.

I was also at the bagel shop for an omelet this morning and the mushrooms in the omelet just tasted so good-maybe because I stopped and was attentive to what I ate.

The had to go to the store and there were two little twin boys of about three there with their mother. They had the brightest dark eyes and red cheeks and were wearing identical little blue dog hats "Blue Clues"? and one of them was pointing and saying, "What is that, Mommy". Mom was in a hurry, but I appreciated their curiosity and interest even in things at the grocery store.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (w4NZ8)

560 520 Psssssst. It's over $200 Trillion and closing in on $300 fast.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 12:32 PM (wKcYr)

I've heard that (and have no reason to doubt it) but ...... I just can't even fathom that figure.



That's federal, state, county & city, combined. When one of them goes bankrupt, who do they look to? The feds.
There are 5,000 (and change) counties in the US. If every one of them was $1 million underfunded, how much is that?
And you don't think that Los Angels county is only 1 million underfunded, do you?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (wKcYr)

561 536 I have that same problem. Have to look it up every time.
Posted by: Basic Argyle at February 26, 2016 12:39 PM (+XvV5)

-----

Pneumonc device.


Cal - infornia is a place.
Cal-vary is too.

Air Cav is new.
Horse Cav is old.


Youre Welcome.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (8XRCm)

How I remember: 20 years of singing hymns with "Calvary" in them. I just think of the opposite.

Posted by: Adrienne at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (lVcuh)

562 hmmm ... Trump to correct the errors in the attacks against him?

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (eUbDe)


What errors are you talking about?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (NPofj)

563 >>Trump will return to resort management, the rest of us will bear the burden of the slow (or not-so-slow) slip of America into the abyss.

I understand the anger. I do not understand supporting someone who, in normal times, would be laughed off the stage when there are alternatives.

Everyone is screaming about Rubio because he appears to be duplicitous on illegals yet Trump does the same damn thing and he is a hero. I don't see this ending well.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (/tuJf)

564 Either way, I'm not reaching out any more. No reciprocity.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (9krrF)

What I'm trying to do is in fact reach out more, but differently. If you want to meet more and new people you have to put yourself out there. I have my best results when I'm not looking to get anything out of people.

Just my two cents.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (xuouz)

565 Maybe Trump wants to spend more time with his family.


Wouldn't we all shit if he went up there and said this is all a publicity stunt

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (3mTyP)

566 Greg Abbott? Or did he already endorse someone?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (pUDQf)

567 Rabble rabble rabble, rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb.

Folks: Kill the socialists!
GOPE: We can't!
Folks: Kill the criminals!
GOPE: We can't!
Folks: We want blood! This is bullshit! Someone has to pay!
GOPE: Haha I know, right? Totally! Totally.
Folks: Kill the GOPE!
GOPE: Haha fuck you.

*Trump battering ram, capped with an unstumpable crown of flaxen hair *

GOPE: This isn't conservative! This isn't principled! What about the constitution? What is your plan? What will you ever do without us? This isn't intelligent! This isn't compassionate!
Folks: Haha, I know, right? Totally! Totally.

If you don't stop making sense I'm never going to get where I'm going, which incidentally, is nowhere.

Posted by: The Stupid Party at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (326rv)

568 a hell of a lot of "concerned" posts by unfamiliar names pushing Trump.

Just sayin'.

If Trump is nominated, I won't give him the time of day. I will not vote for a person who is not foursquare against the growth of the federal government and who is as weak on Liberty and Founding Principals as Trump. I'd rather drink poison than give a Statist like Trump my vote.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (4CQaP)

569 I hadn't thought it was possible for Rubio to come across any more small, any more petty.

Then I read the WSJ today and, well, he did.

What a smarmy jerk.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at February 26, 2016 12:46 PM (PFy0L)

570 Trump presser is in Ft Worth


I bet he sues to knock Cruz off the ballot last minute like


Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:46 PM (zOTsN)

571 For whom?
Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:43 PM (NPofj)

For Trump. To stop the bleeding Mario inflicted on him last night. See Ace's theory of Stray Voltage.

Btw, I'm on your side dude, so take a chill pill my man. 7)

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:46 PM (UnJ7w)

572 Maybe Trump wants to spend more time with his family.


Wouldn't we all shit if he went up there and said this is all a publicity stunt
Posted by: The Jackhole

Yup. he's kicking everyone's ass, and he says fuck it, I'm going yachting?

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 26, 2016 12:46 PM (326rv)

573 If Trump builds a wall, how will he get his suits?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 26, 2016 12:44 PM (9mTYi)

A big beautiful Amazon delivery drone.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:46 PM (xuouz)

574 Posted by: Moki at February 26, 2016 12:39 PM (7q2ch)

What nice and caring thoughts you shared.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2016 12:46 PM (w4NZ8)

575 You can sneer at deal making but that used to be the way that the country moved forward.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 26, 2016 12:41 PM (5HBd1)

Let's see what great deals have taken place in the last 40-50 years?

Medicare
Obamacare
Amnesty (1986 version)
Medicare Part Deux with Bush in 2003
Stimulus Package

Do you see a pattern? Every "deal" is either an increase in taxes, an increase in govt power or just a general fucking over of the American public.

But yeah, let's keep making deals to move forward.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 26, 2016 12:47 PM (0LHZx)

576
Wouldn't we all shit if he went up there and said this is all a publicity stunt

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (3mTyP)

I would breathe a yuuuge sigh of relief. Really big. It would be impressively big.
But alas, TOHF is too close to the iron throne to give up now.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:47 PM (pUDQf)

577 Abbot and Perry have already endoresed Cruz

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:47 PM (zOTsN)

578 Greg Abbott? Or did he already endorse someone?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (pUDQf)

Abbott already endorsed Cruz.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:47 PM (UnJ7w)

579 The GOP hasn't sprung anything after losing with Romney and McCain. Losing with Trump is supposedly going to be a defining moment? bullshit.
Posted by: The Stupid Party



Look at what happened, we are likely going from Romney to Trump. That is what happens when a wing of the party loses. And that was a minor loss. Things can get much worse.

I would rather win with a less than ideal candidate than lose badly.

If the Supreme Court gets one more liberal, it really won't matter who's in charge anymore.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:47 PM (5qH5h)

580 566 Greg Abbott? Or did he already endorse someone?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (pUDQf)

Endorsed Cruz

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 26, 2016 12:48 PM (/D5Lf)

581 If Trump is nominated, I won't give him the time of day. I will not vote for a person who is not foursquare against the growth of the federal government and who is as weak on Liberty and Founding Principals as Trump. I'd rather drink poison than give a Statist like Trump my vote.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (4CQaP)

____

I like your thinking sir.

Posted by: Democrat Party at February 26, 2016 12:48 PM (0LHZx)

582 Wouldn't we all shit if he went up there and said this is all a publicity stunt
Posted by: The Jackhole at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (3mTyP)

AmishDude would become more powerful than we can possibly imagine.

You'd be able to feel the whumpa whumpa whumpa through your computer.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:48 PM (xuouz)

583 a hell of a lot of "concerned" posts by unfamiliar names pushing Trump.


Our hotlines are now open. Call 1-800-MOBI.

Posted by: The AoSHQ Concern Desk at February 26, 2016 12:48 PM (La6jE)

584

Chris Christy is on the podium? !!!!

endorrsing or as running mate?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:48 PM (zOTsN)

585 You can sneer at deal making but that used to be the way that the country moved forward.

Posted by: notsothoreau


'Moved forward'?

You mean the 90 year march of statism into every aspect of our lives?

Like that 'move forward?'

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 26, 2016 12:48 PM (A/3fN)

586

Chris Christy is endorsing Trump

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:48 PM (zOTsN)

587 Christie endorsing Trump.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2016 12:48 PM (Fmupd)

588 And last, are you really saying that only professional politicians should run for office? I seem to remember a lot of discussion about how we needed to get away from that. I especially am tired of Harvard educated lawyers. I just am and I don't care how good their politics are. I want to see something different, because they've had a big hand in why our country is in such bad shape.

Oh no. I actually quite happy to see that an outsider can do what Trump is doing.

I just want someone who has a moral and philosophical base that extend beyond making money.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 12:48 PM (bZ7mE)

589 christie endorsing - did not see that coming

Posted by: Big Star at February 26, 2016 12:48 PM (/wt4l)

590 Donald had photos of Cristy in garters and fish net stockings....I promise you.

Posted by: Badda Bing at February 26, 2016 12:49 PM (gxIP7)

591 I like Cruz, I like Trump; never liked Rubio and even more now - he is going for the alpha dog status but coming across really petty and middle school girl drama for me (disclosure: I am predisposed to not liking him anyway). I am looking forward to new polling numbers for the Super Tuesday states post debate to see how the needle has moved.

Posted by: IC at February 26, 2016 12:49 PM (a0IVu)

592 Do you see a pattern? Every "deal" is either an increase in taxes, an increase in govt power or just a general fucking over of the American public.

But yeah, let's keep making deals to move forward.




I see a pattern of GOPe deals. Not a successful businessman's deals.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 12:49 PM (wKcYr)

593 I thought I saw a sidebar article here a couple of days ago about how Christie and Trump have a 30-some year friendship...

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at February 26, 2016 12:49 PM (PFy0L)

594
Chris Christie is endorsing Trump


hmmm


has the GOPe made a deal with Trump? Because Christie is GOPe


bet he promised Christie veep

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:50 PM (zOTsN)

595 If the Supreme Court gets one more liberal, it really won't matter who's in charge anymore.
Posted by: Lex

You're not reading anything except what you write:

A republican majority Senate voted for Ruth bader Ginsburg.

A republican majority Senate is itching to cave to JEF right now.

Tell me again how we we'll "lose the Supreme Court" if the peasants fail to bow down to the GOPe.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 26, 2016 12:50 PM (326rv)

596
Smart milblog news:

Meet the B-21: US Air Force reveals first picture of the $100bn stealth bomber that will replace the B-52

Previously known as the Long Range Strike Bomber - would be called the B-21 until a new name has been agreed on. The designation B-21 recognises the aircraft as the militarys first bomber of the 21st century.

http://tinyurl.com/j7w9qxo

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 26, 2016 12:50 PM (kdS6q)

597
Vice President Chris Christie.

Hmmmmmmm.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 12:50 PM (8XRCm)

598 Greg Abbott? Or did he already endorse someone?


Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (pUDQf)

__________

Greg Abbott, Rick Perry and Louis Gohmert have already endorsed Cruz. Maybe Trump is announcing the coveted Bush, Cornyn or pink tennis shoes endorsement.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 26, 2016 12:50 PM (MIKMs)

599 586
Chris Christy is endorsing Trump
Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:48 PM (zOTsN)
587 Christie endorsing Trump.
Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2016 12:48 PM (Fmupd)


Chris Christy is a loser.

Posted by: jwb7605 at February 26, 2016 12:50 PM (DofIg)

600 Is that all? So Trump sows up the Dumpling and Donut Demographic.

yawn

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:50 PM (pUDQf)

601 Kristie Kreme endorsing Trump? That is...interesting. I'm guessing something like the AG was promised to him. Which would actually be pretty cool, Kreme would make a kick ass AG.

Posted by: Democrat Party at February 26, 2016 12:50 PM (0LHZx)

602 chris christy?
ugh

Posted by: willow at February 26, 2016 12:50 PM (L1+sh)

603 Re: 601 Off sock

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 26, 2016 12:50 PM (0LHZx)

604 Come on new MEME Machine!! Make me proud!!!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (WVsWD)

605

Christie is veep, bet on it

Christie is GOPe

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (zOTsN)

606 I was promised lifetime pizza.

Posted by: Th NJ Fatman at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (La6jE)

607 The whole "deal making is bad" meme seems like the dumbest attack on Trump.

The idea that a President just issuing vetos is what we need is just not how most people view an effective President.

The problem is not making deals, it's the shitty deals they are cutting.

if Trump can get a wall built by promising a highway project for some Democrat Senator, I'm all for cutting deals.

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (5qH5h)

608 christie endorsing - did not see that coming
Posted by: Big Star

Second that.

Hardest hit: Cruz or Rubio?

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (326rv)

609 If the Supreme Court gets one more liberal, it really won't matter who's in charge anymore.



Then pray hard that the GOPe doesn't win and give us another John it's a tax Roberts.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (wKcYr)

610 @mikeyNTH and other Trump supporters-I typed up a response with substance (unlike candidate Trump) but some internal server mishap and then the pinwheel of death wiped it out.

While I was donating money to tea party candidates, supporting them by knocking on doors a few years back, Donald Trump was donating money to Democrats. If a career politician can lie posing as a constitution loving conservative type, you know promising the world, I don't think it's a stretch that a real-estate developer cum reality TV star might possibly do the same.

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (wnwJC)

611 He said some other Mean Girls stuff about Trump. I
didn't know Mario had this in him. It must be working because Trump went
back and corrected his own misspelled tweets. Whoa.
Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:21 PM (UnJ7w)


I am surprised Teh Dolnad doesn't do an addenda thanking Mario in each one for his dogged support of his campaign by being an unpaid spell-checker.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (q2o38)

612 Remember, Cruz has to get to 50% in Texas. Any Tx endorsements really hurt Cruz. Nobody cares about Rubio. Any polls have Cruz over 40% in Tx?

Posted by: Jean at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (rI5Q7)

613 Just having someone talk straight about it would be a 1000% improvement.



Enforcing existing law is pretty easy to do.



You issue some Executive Orders and you'll see the tide turn.



The IRS could fix the problem overnight.



If you can make people show they have health insurance for every
employee, how about making E-Verify mandatory with your tax returns?

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:43 PM (5qH5h)

That will help the lower and middle class not at all when Trump's average "plan" either legalizes illegals immediately OR makes them go home and then come right back so he can legalize them.

Of the absolutely anemic (and likely fudged) growth in employment since 2009, approaching ALL of the new jobs have gone to foreign workers. Meanwhile the actual unemployment rate is over 10% (and the actual rate for black citizens is over 25%).

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (NPofj)

614 no-no-no.

Posted by: willow at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (L1+sh)

615 Ya wanna talk about 'old'?

I remember when Land's End sold gear, rigging, you know, rope, pulleys, block and tackle for sailboats, and clothing was a new thing.

Posted by: Basic Argyle at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (+XvV5)

616 Christie endorses Trump

Posted by: Rastus at February 26, 2016 12:52 PM (VjlMj)

617


Kari

what say you about your man

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:52 PM (zOTsN)

618 >>>>Chris Christie is endorsing Trump




Trump does know he's in Texas right? Get this man a map. What a let down.

*Whah whah whaaaaaaaah*

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:52 PM (UnJ7w)

619 Chris Christie, he's YUUUUGE!!!

Posted by: Donald Trump at February 26, 2016 12:52 PM (8ZskC)

620 *yays at news*

First woman in the US gets a uterus transplant. Luckily it's neither Jenner or Hillary!

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 12:52 PM (pqu9S)

621 Hardest hit: Cruz or Rubio?
Posted by: Blue Hen at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (326rv)

----

Doesnt matter.

Theyre both finished.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 26, 2016 12:52 PM (8XRCm)

622 A republican majority Senate voted for Ruth bader Ginsburg.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 26, 2016 12:50 PM (326rv)

_____

Nope. She was nominated in 1993, when Dems still controlled the senate.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 26, 2016 12:52 PM (0LHZx)

623 bet he promised Christie veep
Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:50 PM (zOTsN)


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


Or Secretary of Food.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2016 12:52 PM (Fmupd)

624 Just rolled in for my favorite part of AoSHQ - the art thread. Haven't read through comments....Gonna go out on a limb and guess that I would not be the first person to mention lesbianism as pertaining this piece?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (dBmVV)

625 I see a pattern of GOPe deals. Not a successful businessman's deals.

The GOPe seem pretty successful as businessmen to me. Aren't they all pretty wealthy?

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (bZ7mE)

626 Chris Christie just endorsed Trump for POTUS.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (rZJS9)

627 Yep. Assclown Christie endorses Assclown Trump.

Posted by: stuiec at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (G/C31)

628 Remember, Cruz has to get to 50% in Texas. Any Tx
endorsements really hurt Cruz. Nobody cares about Rubio. Any polls have
Cruz over 40% in Tx?


Posted by: Jean at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (rI5Q7)

?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (NPofj)

629 Wow, the Dims are going to have to spend some serious cash in NY/NJ media market.

Posted by: Jean at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (rI5Q7)

630 Remember, Cruz has to get to 50% in Texas. Any Tx endorsements really hurt Cruz. Nobody cares about Rubio. Any polls have Cruz over 40% in Tx?

Posted by: Jean


Cruz is easily winning TX

Chris Christie means nothing in TX

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (zOTsN)

631

I think this means Trump has made a deal with GOPe

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (zOTsN)

632 "No better fighter than Donald Trump"

Posted by: Rastus at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (VjlMj)

633 Of course Christie is endorsing Trump, they can smell their own.

Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (wnwJC)

634 Then pray hard that the GOPe doesn't win and give us another John it's a tax Roberts.
Posted by: rickb223

That was Ted Cruz that gave us Roberts, and I wouldn't consider him GOPe. I trust Ted Cruz on nominees, he just fucked up

I still think though it will be better than whatever Leftist Hillary hands us.


Out of time, see everyone later

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (5qH5h)

635 Chris Christie just endorsed Trump for POTUS.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (rZJS9)


And that required a press conference?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:54 PM (NPofj)

636 who is christy canyon endorsing? these things matter.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 26, 2016 12:54 PM (ucDmr)

637 Airborne and tens of thousands of troops are being called up for deployment. You heard it here second. Buckle up.

Posted by: Neverdeadned at February 26, 2016 12:54 PM (1isvA)

638 christie endorsing - did not see that coming
Posted by: Big Star

Second that.

Hardest hit: Cruz or Rubio?

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (326rv)




I don't see it moving the needle at all for anyone. Unless it's on the Richter scale when Christie walked in

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 26, 2016 12:54 PM (493sH)

639 Christie. New Jersey Big Mouth.


Trump. New York Big Mouth.


I wonder how many "deals" they've done together. Maybe they're going for the mob endorsement.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 26, 2016 12:54 PM (dFi94)

640 The GOPe seem pretty successful as businessmen to me. Aren't they all pretty wealthy?



What deals have they "won" in the last 30 years?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (wKcYr)

641 I don't really care who the VP is. The VP has no power, only thing he/she is good for is campaigning. And having a GOPe VP candidate campaigning is actually a good thing when it comes to LIVs.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (0LHZx)

642

Christie endorsed Trump

cause anti establishment

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (zOTsN)

643 Hardest hit: Cruz or Rubio?

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (326rv)


Krispie Kreme hit hardest.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (NPofj)

644 I have no idea what Trump is gonna do once he's elected. I can't answer that question

What he's saying he'll do is:

Secure the border
Kill islamic terrorists
Ask our trade and diplomatic partners what they've done for us lately
Get rid of programs like Obamacare and common core that don't function like they were advertised
Try to do things on time and on budget.

This is controversial.

I give up.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (xuouz)

645 Christie and Trump are old friends. That Christie would endorse Trump is not surprising at all.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (bZ7mE)

646 Christie to start hitting Rubio hard - he is better at it than Trump honestly. Is he VP material? That would be an interesting ticket..Trump/Christie. Or as others have said, Christie for AG.

Posted by: IC at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (a0IVu)

647
Trump just took over the airwaves for today. Then it's the weekend, and then just one day left before the big votes.

I wonder how active Christie will be in the campaign.

50 state Dunkin' Donuts tour?

Posted by: Meremortal at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (3myMJ)

648 ThunderB, was the press conference at a Dunkin Doughnuts?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (UnJ7w)

649 Airborne and tens of thousands of troops are being called up for deployment. You heard it here second. Buckle up.

Posted by: Neverdeadned at February 26, 2016 12:54 PM (1isvA)
==============================================

Tens of thousands? Where are they headed?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (dFi94)

650 Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (5qH5h)

It does matter WHEN Roberts went rogue, right? As in, Ted was as fucking surprised as the rest of us when out of the blue, John Roberts took a Cleveland Steamer on the constitution.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (pUDQf)

651 Trump just mansplained Mario, trolled him as a metrosexual

Posted by: Rastus at February 26, 2016 12:56 PM (VjlMj)

652 Everyone is screaming about Rubio because he appears to be duplicitous on illegals yet Trump does the same damn thing and he is a hero. I don't see this ending well.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 26, 2016 12:45 PM (/tuJf)


Theory: Rubio sold himself as being conservative and as soon as he was elected hopped on to the Amnesty Bandwagon.

Trump is a businessman and never promised he did anything but pursue the best deal as a businessman. His anti-illegal stance is actually against his interest.

Rubio took a stance and betrayed it as soon as it was convenient. Trump is taking a stance that is more principled than past behavior - no betrayal involved - yet.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 26, 2016 12:56 PM (hLRSq)

653

this is actually an arrow aimed at Hillary's heart


NJ/NY

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:56 PM (zOTsN)

654 What an interesting election season this has become.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2016 12:56 PM (Fmupd)

655 I don't mind Christie pushing back on the reporter's question that equates a lawsuit against Trump to Hillary's FBI investigation.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 12:57 PM (NOIQH)

656 Christie makes the Trump case better than Trump does.

I bet that guy is great in a courtroom.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at February 26, 2016 12:57 PM (1xUj/)

657 Can't imagine the Christie endorsement meaning anything. Trump's probably just trying to shift the narrative.

What I really want to see is if the USS Trump's missile batteries go nuclear on Rubio after the debate. He's been great at deflecting and defeating criticism, but he's never dealt with anything of last night's magnitude yet.

Here's to hoping he tries to blow up Rubio and Cruz somehow benefits.

Not that I mind Trump.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 26, 2016 12:57 PM (WuRdh)

658 50 state Dunkin' Donuts tour?

Posted by: Meremortal at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (3myMJ)


You are clearly East Coast. Dunkin' Donuts closed its Western franchise stores years ago.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2016 12:57 PM (q2o38)

659 this is actually an arrow aimed at Hillary's heart

NJ/NY

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:56 PM (zOTsN)



Better to throw a bucket of water on her. I'm melting...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 26, 2016 12:57 PM (493sH)

660 I think this means Trump has made a deal with GOPe
Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (zOTsN)

"Trump is a wildcard! He won't work with anyone! He's gonna get us into a war!"
*Trump gets Christie endorsement*
"Trump's in league with the GOP!"

TDS.

It's real.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:57 PM (xuouz)

661 This isnt aimed at Texas, its aimed at NY/NJ

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:58 PM (zOTsN)

662 What an interesting election season this has become.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2016 12:56 PM (Fmupd)
==========================================

I had another adjective for it, but I'll go with "interesting".

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 26, 2016 12:58 PM (dFi94)

663 Looking forward to Christie smacking Roboto around some more.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 26, 2016 12:58 PM (ckvus)

664 >>And that required a press conference?


That's how he's running a campaign and spending no money (or very little) on advertising. He gets the press to talk about him.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 26, 2016 12:58 PM (NOIQH)

665 Nood. Guess what the subject is.

Posted by: HH at February 26, 2016 12:58 PM (DrCtv)

666 I bet that guy is great in a courtroom.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at February 26, 2016 12:57 PM (1xUj/)

Legend has it he's a former federal prosecutor

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:58 PM (xuouz)

667 What deals have they "won" in the last 30 years?

As I said, they seem to be doing pretty well for themselves. Very successful. For them.

Just not for us.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 26, 2016 12:58 PM (bZ7mE)

668 NY/NJ plus FL

pretty powerful

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:58 PM (zOTsN)

669 Rubio REALLY got under his skin last night. For him to be trotting' out that Obama Lap Dance Giving Rino in Texas of all places is telling!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 26, 2016 12:58 PM (UnJ7w)

670 So David Duke, Chris Christie.

Trump is killing it in the endorsement arena. Yuuuge.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 12:58 PM (pUDQf)

671 That was Ted Cruz that gave us Roberts, and I wouldn't consider him GOPe. I trust Ted Cruz on nominees, he just fucked up



I still think though it will be better than whatever Leftist Hillary hands us.





Out of time, see everyone later

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (5qH5h)

Roberts was nominated by George W. Bush and confirmed by a Senate that did not include Cruz (who wasn't elected until 2012).
In no sense of the word did Cruz "give us Roberts" no matter how hard Trump lies about it.

It's like facts don't even matter any more.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:58 PM (NPofj)

672 101st Airmobile is being deployed to help the Iraqis retake Mosul from Vagisil.

Gaylord's anti-Midas foreign policy pays scheis dividends again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2016 12:59 PM (pqu9S)

673 ... It's official - I hate 'em all.

Can we just have a vacant White House for four years ? Rent the damn thing out, maybe ?

Posted by: Irony at February 26, 2016 12:59 PM (BHaRb)

674 How has Trump been hypocritical on illegals? Oh because he's hired **LEGAL** immigrants to work for him? Yeah that makes a lot of fucking sense.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 26, 2016 12:59 PM (0LHZx)

675 This is pretty big. Christie dominating this conference. Mario is done. He's decimating Mario.

Posted by: Rastus at February 26, 2016 12:59 PM (VjlMj)

676 Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2016 12:57 PM (q2o3

Pretty sure they are still here in Colorado, but I avoid the city these days, so maybe you are right.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 26, 2016 12:59 PM (3myMJ)

677 Kari Christie is the establishment. He is practically a democrat.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:59 PM (zOTsN)

678 I don't see it moving the needle at all for anyone. Unless it's on the Richter scale when Christie walked in

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 26, 2016 12:54 PM (493sH)

________

And the weight of the East Coast tipping the US over like an island in the stream.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 26, 2016 12:59 PM (MIKMs)

679 Posted by: JROD at February 26, 2016 12:51 PM (wnwJC)

I'm not a Trump supporter.

I was a Walker supporter, now I am up in the air.* I do like to observe the game, and Trump makes the game interesting. Pointing out that you are not convincing his supporters but rather are setting them even firmer into his camp is an observation, not an endorsement of Donald Trump.

*I haven't come down yet. I could vote for any three of the front runners - Trump has to get more detailed and consistent with policies; Rubio needs to figure a way out from under Schumer's Amnesty; and Cruz has to become more than the evangelical candidate and pick up some common touch.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 26, 2016 01:00 PM (hLRSq)

680 That was Ted Cruz that gave us Roberts, and I wouldn't consider him GOPe. I trust Ted Cruz on nominees, he just fucked up

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (5qH5h)

_____

I swear some of you people live in an alternative universe. Cruz was elected in 2010. Roberts was nominated by Bush and confirmed in 2005. How in the hell is Cruz even remotely responsible for what happened in the senate 5 years before he got there?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 26, 2016 01:00 PM (0LHZx)

681 "GOPE: This isn't conservative! This isn't principled! What about the constitution? What is your plan? What will you ever do without us? This isn't intelligent! This isn't compassionate!
Folks: Haha, I know, right? Totally! Totally.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR"

Talk about nailing it .... totally !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 26, 2016 01:01 PM (Z8DIA)

682 I think this means Trump has made a deal with GOPe
Posted by: ThunderB at February 26, 2016 12:53 PM (zOTsN)



I don't suspect that at all. Christie and Trump apparently have had a business/social relationship for years. Now Christie sees that his buddy has a likely shot at the presidency. For someone as politically opportunistic as Christie, he would be crazy not to cash in on the existing relationship if there's a good chance that it will lead to bigger and better things for him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 26, 2016 01:01 PM (8ZskC)

683
Airborne and tens of thousands of troops are being called up for deployment. You heard it here second. Buckle up.-------Neverdeadned

Martial law!!!11!! New World Order!!11!!!! OMG!!!

Posted by: Niedermyer at February 26, 2016 01:01 PM (uhftQ)

684 TDS.

It's real.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:57 PM (xuouz)

The real MEME season hasn't started yet. Wait till after next Tuesday. There will be all kinds of accusations being flung about after Cruz looses everything but Texas.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 26, 2016 01:02 PM (WVsWD)

685
What I'm trying to do is in fact reach out more, but differently. If you want to meet more and new people you have to put yourself out there. I have my best results when I'm not looking to get anything out of people.


Heh. I know that on some level, but I'm having a case where personal is mirroring the political, as it were.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 26, 2016 01:02 PM (9krrF)

686 As I said, they seem to be doing pretty well for themselves. Very successful. For them.

Just not for us.



Doh.
Very true. Not hard though. Give me a free check cashing account that doesn't matter if I have money in it or not, and exempt me from insider trading and stand back.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 01:02 PM (wKcYr)

687 Can we just have a vacant White House for four years ? Rent the damn thing out, maybe ?
Posted by: Irony at February 26, 2016 12:59 PM (BHaRb)

____

AirBNB rental, rent out each room for $350 a night. There goes the deficit problem.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 26, 2016 01:02 PM (0LHZx)

688 Isn't Trump overwhelmingly popular in NJ according to limited polling? Could help Christie restore some credibility there too where scandals etc have hurt

Posted by: averge joe at February 26, 2016 01:02 PM (MGAli)

689
It's like facts don't even matter any more.


Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 12:58 PM (NPofj)
Not like, just facts don't matter anymore.
Trump told his supporters that Cruz gave us Roberts. That's what they now believe, truth be damned. It's like training parrots to go forth and repeat whatever BS he says.
Now the belief is a.) Cruz gave us Roberts and b.) Cruz KNEW Roberts was going to do what he did, which makes a.) even worse!
Just throw shit on the wall, see what sticks. And Trump supporters wonder why people are infuriated (aka TDS accusations).

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 01:03 PM (pUDQf)

690 Iraq and Syria.

Posted by: Neverdeadned at February 26, 2016 01:03 PM (1isvA)

691 Moo Moo,

You are probably too young to remember Scoop Jackson. He was of the era (Wayne Morse also) when dealmaking was done. Husband used to work at Todd Shipyard. Jackson had enough pull to make sure they got contracts and people were employed. Republicans and Dems would "scratch each others backs" so to speak. Things went south when the Dems decided not to play.

It may not be a pure enough system for you. But there were benefits to the folks at the bottom. There aren't any now.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 26, 2016 01:03 PM (5HBd1)

692 You don't see too many double-ended dildos in old paintings... that quite a find.

Posted by: 1800's Erotic Art Connoisseur at February 26, 2016 01:04 PM (jjaLl)

693 Trump has to get more detailed and consistent with policies; Rubio needs to figure a way out from under Schumer's Amnesty; and Cruz has to become more than the evangelical candidate

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 26, 2016 01:00 PM (hLRSq)



Rubio? Yeah, right. Sudden death and reincarnation as an entirely different person, might work. Unfortunately, it would be tough to squeeze all that into the current primary schedule.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 26, 2016 01:04 PM (8ZskC)

694 The B-21 cannot dogfight, or land on an aircraft carrier. It requires a two-mile runway, must be landed through a letterbox, and would never pass muster at Boscombe Down.

It also does not show much potential as an airliner (although a radar-invisible airliner could be a lot of fun). In other words, Boeing didn't get the job.

The Air Force must therefore be rolled back into the Army, right after we kill all the lawyers and close those damned Philosophy departments. Now, regular program.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 26, 2016 01:04 PM (xq1UY)

695 Tens of thousands? Where are they headed?


Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 26, 2016 12:55 PM (dFi94)

Our largest Carrier, the Stennis, is approaching North Korea.

But there's a better chance the troops would be headed somewhere in the homeland, building refugee camps perhaps.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 26, 2016 01:05 PM (3myMJ)

696 You are probably too young to remember Scoop Jackson. He was of the era (Wayne Morse also) when dealmaking was done. Husband used to work at Todd Shipyard. Jackson had enough pull to make sure they got contracts and people were employed. Republicans and Dems would "scratch each others backs" so to speak. Things went south when the Dems decided not to play.

It may not be a pure enough system for you. But there were benefits to the folks at the bottom. There aren't any now.
Posted by: notsothoreau at February 26, 2016 01:03 PM (5HBd1)

______

That still happens today. It was fucked up then and fucked up now. Besides those are more like side deals. I'm talking about **DEALS** like Medicare, Amnesty, etc. Those big time deals never advance freedom or liberty.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 26, 2016 01:05 PM (0LHZx)

697 TDS.



It's real.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 26, 2016 12:57 PM (xuouz)

Ghost... the dismissiveness and false TDS claims are getting really old.


There is NO mistaking Christie for anything but the establishment. If Thunder goes hmmmm because of that, it is not deranged. It may be wrong but it is not deranged.

You and other Trump supporters almost hysterical refusal to even entertain the thought experiment that Trump's progressive past, willingness to make deals purchase of politicians in the past makes him part of the the establishment and not an "outsider".

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 01:06 PM (NPofj)

698 @meremortal

Iraq and Syria.

Posted by: Neverdeadned at February 26, 2016 01:08 PM (1isvA)

699 You and other Trump supporters almost hysterical
refusal to even entertain the thought experiment that Trump's
progressive past, willingness to make deals purchase of politicians in
the past makes him part of the the establishment and not an "outsider" is... not deranged maybe but certainly not helpful to thoughtful discourse.


Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 01:06 PM (NPofj)

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 01:08 PM (NPofj)

700
Sock offeth

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 26, 2016 01:09 PM (m3iiU)

701 There is NO mistaking Christie for anything but the
establishment. If Thunder goes hmmmm because of that, it is not
deranged. It may be wrong but it is not deranged.

You and other
Trump supporters almost hysterical refusal to even entertain the thought
experiment that Trump's progressive past, willingness to make deals
purchase of politicians in the past makes him part of the the
establishment and not an "outsider".


Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 01:06 PM (NPofj)
Careful red, sounds like you might have caught a case of TDS. Symptoms include pointing out Trump's positions and then trying to juxtaposition those against other candidates'.
Cover your mouth when you cough, okay?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 01:09 PM (pUDQf)

702 You are probably too young to remember Scoop Jackson. He was of the era
(Wayne Morse also) when dealmaking was done. Husband used to work at
Todd Shipyard. Jackson had enough pull to make sure they got contracts
and people were employed. Republicans and Dems would "scratch each
others backs" so to speak. Things went south when the Dems decided not
to play.



It may not be a pure enough system for you. But there were benefits to the folks at the bottom. There aren't any now.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 26, 2016 01:03 PM (5HBd1)



And the citizens who did not have the pull to have someone scratch their back? They were as fucked back then as they are now.



And that system was just as WRONG as what is going on now. Equality before the law and letting the marketplace choose winners and losers... its a thing.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 01:11 PM (NPofj)

703 So what does Christie get for being Trump's attack dog against Mario Rubiez?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 01:11 PM (pUDQf)

704 >>>Just in case you wonder what a Trump supporter looks like...

I'm old, fat, live in Atlanta, drink too much, have a sedentary job, love fatty foods, and get almost no exercise.

Vote Trump!

Posted by: We Come In All Shapes And Sizes at February 26, 2016 01:11 PM (bpn7O)

705 You and other Trump supporters almost hysterical refusal to even entertain the thought experiment that Trump's progressive past, willingness to make deals purchase of politicians in the past makes him part of the the establishment and not an "outsider".



You intentionally don't want to hear, "I DON'T CARE ABOUT HIS PAST".

I want the fucking GOPe destroyed.
After being lied to for 30+ years, I don't care anymore.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 01:11 PM (wKcYr)

706 Yeah, yesterday the articles were about Trump winning without endorsements. Today, it will be that endorsements make him "establishment".

Politicians are going to go where they think they will get the most power for their endorsement. And I'm not a fan of Christie, but I saw this one coming. I was surprised that no one mentioned him as a potential VP during the discussion the other day. (And no, I don't think he'll get that. But he would be interesting as the AG.)

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 26, 2016 01:12 PM (5HBd1)

707 So what does Christie get for being Trump's attack dog against Mario Rubiez?



Cabinet post? Ambassadorship?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 01:13 PM (wKcYr)

708
You intentionally don't want to hear, "I DON'T CARE ABOUT HIS PAST".



I want the fucking GOPe destroyed.

After being lied to for 30+ years, I don't care anymore.





Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 01:11 PM (wKcYr)

And when Trump slides right into that GOPe pillow top mattress bed they have waiting for him...I imagine that will send some people right over the edge.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 01:15 PM (pUDQf)

709 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 01:15 PM (wKcYr)

710 Cover your mouth when you cough, okay?


Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 26, 2016 01:09 PM (pUDQf)


I think I don't mind being patient zero in this:-P

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 01:16 PM (NPofj)

711 No, redbanzi, they got JOBS. They got good paying jobs that they lost when the system broke down. All that pork that people hate? A lot of that was local jobs. You can ignore it and dislike it, but people are gonna vote for their own self interest. The system worked when the politicians had to consider their constituients. When they decided to just bring in a few million illegals, the jobs went away and people got angry.

Most voters do not give a damn about political theory. They aren't True Conservatives, looking for the perfect candidate. They just want someone to fix things so they can have a decent life. That's why immigration is the big issue. They see what has happened here and what is happening in Europe. They see the chance for a good life slipping away. THAT is the concern. It's pretty simple. And they also seem to be very tired of pretty speakers. They would like some bluntness and no political correctness.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 26, 2016 01:17 PM (5HBd1)

712 You intentionally don't want to hear, "I DON'T CARE ABOUT HIS PAST".



I want the fucking GOPe destroyed.

After being lied to for 30+ years, I don't care anymore.





Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2016 01:11 PM (wKcYr)


Oh I hear it and it negates any rational expectation of future behavior (including destroying the fucking GOPe), when you are arriving at that expectation while ignoring your supposed destroyer's past behavior.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 01:19 PM (NPofj)

713 This from Wikipedia on Jackson:

Jackson served for all but the last three years of his Senate tenure with Democratic colleague Warren G. Magnuson. They were one of the most effective delegations in the history of the United States Senate in terms of "bringing home the bacon" for their home state. Washington received nearly one sixth of public works appropriations, even though it ranked 23rd in population.

Yeah, that translated to jobs. Husband used to get a lot of triple time overtime in the shipyards. Very, very good money. Do you think that American workers wouldn't like to have jobs like that again?

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 26, 2016 01:20 PM (5HBd1)

714 Trump is going to challenge Cruz and Rubio to a bull riding contest at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo during the Chili Cookoff this weekend. Winner takes Texas.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 26, 2016 01:22 PM (JO9+V)

715 No, redbanzi, they got JOBS. They got good paying
jobs that they lost when the system broke down. All that pork that
people hate? A lot of that was local jobs. You can ignore it and dislike
it, but people are gonna vote for their own self interest. The system
worked when the politicians had to consider their constituients. When
they decided to just bring in a few million illegals, the jobs went away
and people got angry.



Most voters do not give a damn about political theory. They aren't
True Conservatives, looking for the perfect candidate. They just want
someone to fix things so they can have a decent life. That's why
immigration is the big issue. They see what has happened here and what
is happening in Europe. They see the chance for a good life slipping
away. THAT is the concern. It's pretty simple. And they also seem to be
very tired of pretty speakers. They would like some bluntness and no
political correctness.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 26, 2016 01:17 PM (5HBd1)


No I am not wrong... for every "winner" Scoop Jackson got to choose, there were numerous citizens who lost... numerous citizens who were worse off because politicians though "some animals are more equal than others".



Political theory matters not because it is pretty in the abstract but because it describes the realistic "best" and most fair efficiency for people in the real world. Something conservatives know that never penetrates the skulls of progressives is this: a theory is only as good as its practice and realization in the world.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 26, 2016 01:25 PM (NPofj)

716 I vote on Super Tuesday. Not a huge Trump fan, but he's up in polls in my state. Cruz is a smart guy and I like his politics but he needs executive experience. All the governors folded early except for Kasich and he has no shot at all. Rubio needs executive experience or a real job, and probably my last choice of the remaining (yes behind fucking Carson which says it all). Oh well I either get entertained by watching Bill horndog around DC for the next 4 years or I get entertained by a hot First Lady. At least The Donald wont apologize for the US.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at February 26, 2016 01:42 PM (zRnNY)

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