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Carel Jozeph Grips, "A domestic interior" (1881)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:54 AM




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TED CRUZ: THE ONLY WAY TO BEAT TRUMP IS TO UNIFY AND STAND WITH ME

http://bit.ly/1LtVBA4

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 10:55 AM (qCMvj)

2
Love this painting.
Love it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 10:55 AM (qCMvj)

3 FOLLOW ME TO CERTAIN DEATH

Posted by: Bigby's Handbrake at March 01, 2016 10:57 AM (3ZtZW)

4 Kitty finally ate his owner

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at March 01, 2016 10:58 AM (5q6RS)

5 Kitty maw maw.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 01, 2016 10:58 AM (UnJ7w)

6 now for the dam bird

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at March 01, 2016 10:58 AM (5q6RS)

7 Sniper's parlor.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 01, 2016 10:58 AM (kTF2Z)

8 Whew.. fresh.

I like it, but that looks to be a Laudanum bottle down there. Kitty has a habit?

Posted by: IP- missing my ampersand at March 01, 2016 10:58 AM (aQQbl)

9 If you look closely, you can see the budgie is freaked out.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 01, 2016 10:58 AM (bpn7O)

10 OK that wallpaper is hideous.

Posted by: Bigby's Handbrake at March 01, 2016 10:58 AM (3ZtZW)

11 That cat has mean eyes. Then again all cats do. Which is why I don't like cats.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 01, 2016 10:58 AM (0LHZx)

12
Subtitle: Kitteh Contemplates Housework.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 10:59 AM (LUgeY)

13 That cat looks stuffed to me.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 01, 2016 10:59 AM (eytER)

14 Jeez that's a dreary house. Cinderella, get to work now!

Posted by: keena at March 01, 2016 10:59 AM (RiTnx)

15 I have a pair of Carel Jozeph Grips on my Tokorev M213

(too soon?)

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 01, 2016 11:00 AM (ZQfW9)

16 Well that wasn't a very difficult "Spot the cat" picture.

Posted by: buzzion at March 01, 2016 11:00 AM (zt+N6)

17 13 That cat looks stuffed to me.


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What did you expect? I just ate my owner.

Posted by: That cat at March 01, 2016 11:00 AM (kTF2Z)

18 Thats a mummified cat that was found on his land yacht.

Posted by: MTF at March 01, 2016 11:00 AM (TxJGV)

19 That was Grips' last painting before the cat murderated him in his sleep.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 01, 2016 11:00 AM (1xUj/)

20 Dayum. It looks like a photo.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:00 AM (+058L)

21 That cat has mean eyes. Then again all cats do. Which is why I don't like cats.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 01, 2016 10:58 AM (0LHZx)


Wouldn't you be if you were glued down for hours of sitting for the painter?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:01 AM (qCMvj)

22 The cat is the anomaly -- like the 17th Cent skulls embedded in the Holbein paintings.

Love this.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 11:01 AM (MIKMs)

23 Subtitle: Kitteh Contemplates Housework.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 10:59 AM (LUgeY)


Sub-Subtitle: Kitteh decides he doesn't give a shit and pukes on the rug instead

Posted by: IP- missing my ampersand at March 01, 2016 11:01 AM (aQQbl)

24 Is that an urn or a vase on the chair?

Posted by: dantesed at March 01, 2016 11:01 AM (88xKn)

25 THE CAT IS THE SNIPER! RUUUUUUN!

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 01, 2016 11:01 AM (RD7QR)

26

Find the Vote Cruz! in the painting.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:02 AM (qCMvj)

27 That bird in the cage is probably pretty nervous.

Posted by: HH at March 01, 2016 11:02 AM (DrCtv)

28 That wallpaper's probably covered in bird shit.

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 01, 2016 11:02 AM (l2max)

29


BIRDS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:02 AM (qCMvj)

30 >>Subtitle: Kitteh Contemplates Housework.

Heh, more like: "Kitteh contemplates how to undo owner's housework."

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:02 AM (NOIQH)

31 The cat just heard his owner say he was thinking of voting Democrat.

Posted by: MTF at March 01, 2016 11:02 AM (TxJGV)

32 Hillary! wears yellow diapers?

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:03 AM (kgM1p)

33 there's a ghost under that sheet

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 01, 2016 11:03 AM (0O7c5)

34 Sub-Subtitle: Kitteh decides he doesn't give a shit and pukes on the rug instead



Cold, wet hairball on bare foot.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:03 AM (+058L)

35 If you're so bent out of shape that you're willing to seize on a John Oliver bit because it tickles your ego, you need to look long and hard at yourself in the mirror.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:03 AM (xuouz)

36 There's an orange on the table. If this was "The Godfather", someone would be about to die.

Posted by: db at March 01, 2016 11:03 AM (O8D/G)

37 The cat just heard his owner say he was thinking of voting Democrat.
Posted by: MTF at March 01, 2016 11:02 AM (TxJGV)


I doubt it, he is not pissing or puking

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2016 11:03 AM (mw8Dm)

38 Sub-Subtitle: Kitteh decides he doesn't give a shit and pukes on the rug instead
Posted by: IP- missing my ampersand at March 01, 2016 11:01 AM (aQQbl)


right after it's been washed...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:03 AM (qCMvj)

39 Posted by: OregonMuse



Thank you for the margin save on last thread.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:03 AM (+058L)

40 32 Hillary! wears yellow diapers?
----------------------------------------------------

Well, they don't start out that way.

Posted by: Huma at March 01, 2016 11:04 AM (TxJGV)

41 right after it's been washed...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:03 AM (qCMvj)

Of course!

Posted by: IP- missing my ampersand at March 01, 2016 11:04 AM (aQQbl)

42 I see a need for decluttering.

Posted by: huerfano at March 01, 2016 11:05 AM (NSb9d)

43 Moments after this painting was completed the cat pushed the broom over.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:05 AM (xuouz)

44 Kitteh before he knocks over all the things.

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 01, 2016 11:05 AM (l2max)

45

Levin says Wallace was a hit piece.

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-rips-chris-wallace-for-hit-job-on-ted-cruz/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:05 AM (qCMvj)

46 The cat just heard his owner say he was thinking of voting Democrat.
Posted by: MTF at March 01, 2016 11:02 AM (TxJGV)


I doubt it, he is not pissing or puking
Posted by: Nevergiveup



Or sharpening claws on the table leg.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:05 AM (+058L)

47 This painting reminds me of an exercise in creative writing from grade school. We would be given a copy of a painting like this and be tasked with creating a story around said painting. Always liked those exercises.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 01, 2016 11:05 AM (AJeMv)

48 What kind of press is that cat sitting on?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 01, 2016 11:05 AM (LA7Cm)

49 Kitty is sitting on a primitive copy machine.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 01, 2016 11:05 AM (Iyg03)

50 What's that sitting in the spittoon on the right, some sort of giant copper plumbing fixture? Or a part of steampunk rocket engine?

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:05 AM (kgM1p)

51 Hillary! wears yellow diapers

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John has a long mustache.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 01, 2016 11:06 AM (kTF2Z)

52 I see a need for decluttering.

There's a Japanese word for that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 01, 2016 11:06 AM (1xUj/)

53 So...on Drudge is photo of Google robot dog.
Why the heck would one need a robot dog when real, live dogs are The Best?

Have they bothered to build a robot cat that would lounge and lick itself all day?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:06 AM (NOIQH)

54
>43
>44

GOTCHA

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:06 AM (xuouz)

55 *cat thinking* So from here I grab the broom, shove the door of the birdcage open, that damn bird flies out, and I have breakfast.

Posted by: mega machines at March 01, 2016 11:06 AM (fbovC)

56 Now I know where 2K's Borderlands franchise got its shadowing technique from.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at March 01, 2016 11:07 AM (wKcQA)

57 Thank you for the margin save on last thread.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:03 AM (+058L)


Yer welcome. Now get back in the Barrel until ace gets up.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:07 AM (kgM1p)

58 Asking a cat to push a broom is like asking a Democrat to stop asking for more government spending.

"You talkin' to ME?"

Posted by: JEM at March 01, 2016 11:07 AM (o+SC1)

59 RIP Hotair...

Posted by: cajun caret at March 01, 2016 11:07 AM (QfUjv)

60 Someone spent alot of time in Holland studying art.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 01, 2016 11:08 AM (WOyz5)

61 So...on Drudge is photo of Google robot dog.
Why the heck would one need a robot dog when real, live dogs are The Best?

Have they bothered to build a robot cat that would lounge and lick itself all day?




Robotic Mississippi Leg Hound. Stops in 10 minutes.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:08 AM (+058L)

62 RIP Hotair...

Posted by: cajun caret at March 01, 2016 11:07 AM (QfUjv)

Who?

Posted by: IP- missing my ampersand at March 01, 2016 11:08 AM (aQQbl)

63 >> Have they bothered to build a robot cat that would lounge
>> and lick itself all day?

Actually, when the robot dog is able to discern which houseguests you're not fond of and hump their legs, then it'll be useful.

Posted by: JEM at March 01, 2016 11:08 AM (o+SC1)

64 >>>Find the Vote Cruz! in the painting.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:02 AM (qCMvj)

***

Steganography is your friend.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 01, 2016 11:08 AM (bpn7O)

65 Or sharpening claws on the table leg.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:05 AM (+058L)


heh, everyone knows the kittehs

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:08 AM (qCMvj)

66 Person that I am most annoyed with on this day in 2016:

Scott Walker.

I mean, what the hell, man?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:08 AM (659DL)

67 OK that wallpaper is hideous.
And the green dye is full of arsenic.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 01, 2016 11:09 AM (WOyz5)

68 Alternate title: "Kitteh Breaking the 4th Wall".

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 01, 2016 11:09 AM (bzd8I)

69 Draw the Kitty to urn a valuable art scholarship.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 01, 2016 11:09 AM (sl+zA)

70
What kind of press is that cat sitting on?

That's the ACME Model 1000 Mouse and Bird Press.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 11:09 AM (LUgeY)

71 That is some butt-ugly wall paper.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 01, 2016 11:10 AM (r65B3)

72 So...on Drudge is photo of Google robot dog.
Why the heck would one need a robot dog when real, live dogs are The Best?

Have they bothered to build a robot cat that would lounge and lick itself all day?
Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:06 AM (NOIQH)


the purring sound would be nice

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:10 AM (qCMvj)

73 So he takes a picture right when the maid is cleaning.

Posted by: eleven at March 01, 2016 11:10 AM (qUNWi)

74 Is that a devil head on a post to the left of the birdcage?

Posted by: Jubal Anderson Early at March 01, 2016 11:11 AM (RdP/w)

75

White House Says It Has Not 'Reached' Determination That ISIS Slaughter of Christians Is Genocide

cnsnews.com

denial
cowards

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:11 AM (qCMvj)

76 The owner seems to have left hurriedly.

Posted by: IP- missing my ampersand at March 01, 2016 11:11 AM (aQQbl)

77 OK that wallpaper is hideous.

Either it goes or I do.

Posted by: Oscar Wilde at March 01, 2016 11:11 AM (sl+zA)

78 All glory and honor are yours RoyalOil
For the rest of the nood art threeee-aaaaad.

244 You can't help but be amused at all they hysterical "Trump will be horrible!!!!" articles coming out.

Oh?

Now--NOW--you're worried about the unchecked power of the President?

Now you're worried about cronyism and socialism and all the other evils a tyrant will bring?

Now, after 24 or more years of unrestrained growth of government power, reach and control---NOW you want me to believe you fucking care?

No.

You're meal bowl is being threatened and you want me to fight for you to keep it and go back to the scraps you were content to throw from time to time.

Notice how all these fucking fuckers that are so bent out of shape over the prospect of a Trump Presidency are NOT doing one damned thing, NOT proposing one damned thing that will do away with and prevent the evils of a Trump Presidency---reducing the size, scope and reach of the federal government?

RIGHT FUCKING NOW the GOPe in Congress could introduce a half-dozen, a dozen bills or more that would make a Trump Presidency a footnote.

And they could sell it like hotcakes as no one could accuse them of racism for doing such.

But they are not, are they?

Because it's not the power of the Presidency that horrifies them--it's someone they don't like having that power.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, should be the most horrifying thing of all.
Posted by: RoyalOil at March 01, 2016 09:48 AM (fQ/0p)

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:11 AM (xuouz)

79 Okay, that thing appears to be a linen press per images on Google.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 01, 2016 11:11 AM (LA7Cm)

80 That's a beautiful painting of the 1st episode of 'Hoarders, Buried Alive.'

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 01, 2016 11:11 AM (GzDYP)

81 The pots on the right look like pirate booty and the vases are Chinese.

This painter has been out appropriating.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (1xUj/)

82 "If only I had thumbs - that bird would be in mah belly!"
--- the Cat

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (NOIQH)

83 SAMCRO is not happy with Gemma's Interior Designer and his "makeover" of our clubhouse. We have voted that he meets Mr. Mayhem.

Posted by: Jax Teller at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (3b9U4)

84 OK, so I get up this morning, my Win 8.1 computer has been rebooted, my icons are all over the screen, and my entire Windows Update history has completely disappeared.

Everything seems to be working OK, but I feel like somebody got in here last night and burgled the place.

I am starting to really loathe Microsoft.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (kgM1p)

85 Hooooorde!!!!

Have we begun the yelling? The screaming? Has anyone set themselves on fire yet?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (gW5Vg)

86
New York state, so I just get to watch until 19 April when we caucus.


By that time it's usually over with so my vote is meaningless--but I STILL vote.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (P/8aq)

87 I'd sue the guy who installed that tile.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (sl+zA)

88 Three Gopher basketball players have been sidelined, and there are reports that two graphic sex tapes are to blame.


And no mention of them at the Academy Awards?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (mw8Dm)

89 I found the sniper!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (2PHKP)

90 http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-rips-chris-wallace-for-hit-job-on-ted-cruz/
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:05 AM (qCMvj)

Rush's facebook page yesterday posted a survey that showed how much Fox' s viewership is off and the plummeting ratings it is experiencing from conservatives. His notation expressed shock.

Maybe he and other media types ought to realize that we understand exactly what has happened to Fox. Between the amnesty shills, the insistance on having establishment consultants for the RNC like Rove who not only are establishment, but have been wrong and served their candidates so badly, and the dumbing down of the personalities on it , it's becoming worthless.
I'm finding myself watching CNN more lately. Anderson Cooper interviewed Melania Trump yesterday and it was respectful, interesting, he asked her some direct questions as to whether she agrees with her husband on everything, etc. No gotcha questions, but he was candid with her and she was confident and direct in her answers. She doesn't agree with the Donald all the time, she tells him that, and he listens, but they both are independent and don't feel the need to be in lockstep.

I felt like the interview was an adult conversation, and CNN was treating it's audience in this case like they could at least read and write and make up their own minds.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 01, 2016 11:13 AM (dErES)

91 If you're so bent out of shape that you're willing to seize on a John Oliver bit because it tickles your ego, you need to look long and hard at yourself in the mirror.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:03 AM (xuouz)

Kari, Kari. Nobody is bent out of shape. John Oliver is just the beginning. Like I said before, politics makes strange bedfellows.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 01, 2016 11:13 AM (UnJ7w)

92 Has anyone set themselves on fire yet?


Haven't seen EC in a coon's age.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 01, 2016 11:13 AM (1xUj/)

93 >>White House Says It Has Not 'Reached' Determination That ISIS Slaughter of Christians Is Genocide...

...but Congress are terrorists for causing a government shutdown or something.

You cannot parody the WH at this point, they are so far committed to living in Opposite Land.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:14 AM (NOIQH)

94 Haven't seen EC in a coon's age.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 01, 2016 11:13 AM (1xUj/)



Damn good point. I think I have his email. I'll check on him.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:14 AM (gW5Vg)

95 Haven't seen EC in a coon's age.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 01, 2016 11:13 AM (1xUj/)

That's insensitive.
#AllAgesMatter

Posted by: IP- missing my ampersand at March 01, 2016 11:14 AM (aQQbl)

96 They have stolen Donald Trump's cape! You bastards!

Posted by: MrKnowItAll at March 01, 2016 11:15 AM (egzLR)

97

Asked If He's Concerned About Image That Trump Conveys of USA, Kerry Jokes, 'I'm Concerned About Anybody Who Isn't Me'

cnsnews.com

"Well, I suppose the impolitic thing to say is that I'm concerned about anybody who isn't me," Kerry replied, drawing laughter.

"But the real answer is that I'm not in politics," he continued. "I'm engaged in diplomacy. I don't comment on the presidential race and I'm not going to begin now."


laughable

6 x I's
1 x Me

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:15 AM (qCMvj)

98 Found the kitteh!

Posted by: rickl at March 01, 2016 11:15 AM (zoehZ)

99 I'd like to take a moment and say that negative interest rates are perfectly normal and do not indicate any structural problem with the world economy.

Also, marijuana and casinos are pillars of sound economic strategy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:15 AM (659DL)

100 The robot dogs do remind be of "Snow Crash" by Neil Stephenson

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 01, 2016 11:15 AM (suO/a)

101 84 OK, so I get up this morning, my Win 8.1 computer has been rebooted, my icons are all over the screen, and my entire Windows Update history has completely disappeared.

Everything seems to be working OK, but I feel like somebody got in here last night and burgled the place.

I am starting to really loathe Microsoft.
Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (kgM1p)

Bah. I've been loathing MS since before they got big.

Posted by: Hipster Geek joncelli at March 01, 2016 11:16 AM (RD7QR)

102 I want to know who sits a tomato on an end table and leaves it. Painters are weird.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 11:16 AM (2PHKP)

103 I thought that was an orange?

Posted by: IP - The Kitteh Hunter at March 01, 2016 11:17 AM (aQQbl)

104 >>>If you're so bent out of shape that you're willing to seize on a John Oliver bit because it tickles your ego, you need to look long and hard at yourself in the mirror.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:03 AM (xuouz)

***

I believe you be missing some of the point. I don't believe it's an ego tickling thing, I believe it's a recognition of reality thing.

I believe Oliver's bit feeds the context for the average LIV. It doesn't matter whether he's speaking the truth. What matters is the creation of a big viral lie that, in time, becomes received wisdom, and "truth". Remember, for example, Tina Fey's treatment of Sarah Palin.

When 47% of the electorate is never going to vote for you, this sort of thing can easily give you the 3% +1 you need to be carried over the line.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 01, 2016 11:17 AM (bpn7O)

105 >>Posted by: Jen the original at March 01, 2016 11:13 AM

Also, Fox keeps hiring establishment MSM/GOP people like Howard Kurtz, Meghan McCain, Geraldo Rivera.
They used to have an interesting media critique show on Sundays, then they just imported Howie's entire CNN show to Fox, complete with all of his regular Lefty journalist friends. Blah.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:18 AM (NOIQH)

106 TED CRUZ: THE ONLY WAY TO BEAT TRUMP IS TO UNIFY AND STAND WITH ME

http://bit.ly/1LtVBA4
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 10:55 AM (qCMvj)

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That presupposes that enough people want to get together to beat Trump. Cruz can enjoy his additional 5%.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 01, 2016 11:18 AM (LXJ1e)

107 Alt title for Picture....

Hoarders, the Beginning, 1881

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 01, 2016 11:18 AM (RK8AH)

108 102 I want to know who sits a tomato on an end table and leaves it. Painters are weird.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 11:16 AM (2PHKP)

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103 I thought that was an orange?

Posted by: IP - The Kitteh Hunter at March 01, 2016 11:17 AM (aQQbl)



What is wrong with you people?!?! The fucking thing is BLUE!! Ok?!?!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:18 AM (gW5Vg)

109 Been watching Foster The People videos. The music is great, the videos are fantastically disturbing and the style is original.

But god, that whiny lead singer's voice. How come he can't sing at least in a tenor? Men aren't supposed to sing soprano.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 01, 2016 11:18 AM (Kmr9I)

110 Tomato. Or as Dan Quayle calls it, Tomatoe.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 11:18 AM (2PHKP)

111 >>White House Says It Has Not 'Reached' Determination That ISIS Slaughter of Christians Is Genocide...

...but Congress are terrorists for causing a government shutdown or something.

You cannot parody the WH at this point, they are so far committed to living in Opposite Land.




Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:14 AM (NOIQH)
__________
My oldest two girls are 18 mos apart -- I already lived through adolescence squared. Not wild about supposed adults playing the same games.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 11:18 AM (MIKMs)

112 Arson, you're entitled to your opinion. But your two assertions are that

1) Nobody is bent out of shape about Donald Trump
and
2) John Oliver is a bellwether for the way the media is going to treat Trump.

The first point is demonstrably false and the second seems to me to be a fallacy based on the unstated requirement therein that anyone should be watching his stale, irritating, derivative show.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:19 AM (xuouz)

113 81 The pots on the right look like pirate booty and the vases are Chinese.
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I think its a chamber pot?

Posted by: AoS Welcome Desk Volunteer at March 01, 2016 11:19 AM (kXzR8)

114 No gotcha questions, but he was candid with her and she was confident and direct in her answers

====

Hah. Trumps must bring their own independent media crews.

Posted by: Bigby's Handbrake at March 01, 2016 11:20 AM (3ZtZW)

115 "should be" should be "is"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:20 AM (xuouz)

116 OK that wallpaper is hideous.



Either it goes or I do.

Posted by: Oscar Wilde at March 01, 2016 11:11 AM


*golf clap*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 01, 2016 11:20 AM (bzd8I)

117 I am starting to really loathe Microsoft.
Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (kgM1p)


I installed 10 when it was out free (maybe it still is).

I was squeamish at first, but I like it now. Loads really fast, but you still have to tweak it to make it as safe and secure from intrusion as you can.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:20 AM (qCMvj)

118 What is wrong with you people?!?! The fucking thing is BLUE!! Ok?!?!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:18 AM (gW5Vg)

Do people ever ask if you dress yourself?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 11:20 AM (2PHKP)

119 >>Haven't seen EC in a coon's age.

He dropped in a week or so ago. Said he is very busy with his new job.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 01, 2016 11:20 AM (/tuJf)

120 Could be a rutabega.

I've never seen one.

Posted by: eleven at March 01, 2016 11:20 AM (qUNWi)

121 But god, that whiny lead singer's voice. How come he can't sing at least in a tenor? Men aren't supposed to sing soprano.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 01, 2016 11:18 AM (Kmr9I)

Thank Chris Martin and Coldplay.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:21 AM (xuouz)

122 I still think that to substantially rein in this yuge federal Godzilla, a democrat version of the tea party mindset needs to form.

Maybe Trump will make that happen.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 01, 2016 11:21 AM (GzDYP)

123 Chamber Pot or soup turine? Meh, same thing.
What's important is I seem to have misplaced my favorite fork......

Posted by: IP - The Kitteh Hunter at March 01, 2016 11:21 AM (aQQbl)

124 So, just wondering if anyone has started thinking about the 2020 election yet, and who the best bets might be on the GOP side. I'm thinking a solid midwest Governor. After the 2016 debacle, "outsiders" certainly won't get any traction. And I assume the GOP, like the Democrats before, will tighten up the nomination process (e.g., superdelegates) so that any "I love the uneducated" candidates won't be able to get traction. Not that I think the Trump/Palin wing will be taken seriously anymore, but sometimes they show up in different costumes. Anyways, what do you all think about our best 2020 prospects?

Posted by: Ahead Thinking at March 01, 2016 11:21 AM (Y8P5w)

125 Go Cruz GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Posted by: Katfish at March 01, 2016 11:21 AM (ponaz)

126 Do people ever ask if you dress yourself?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 11:20 AM (2PHKP)


*snort*

Not typically. But, in all honesty, I'm freaking terrible at telling dark colors apart. Blue? Black? Hell if I know. I've been known to show up at work from time to time wearing black shoes, a black belt, and what turns out to actually be a navy blue shirt.

*shrug*

Shit happens.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:22 AM (gW5Vg)

127 Could be a rutabega.

I've never seen one.


Ripe Bombay mangoes.


That would improve the drawing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 01, 2016 11:22 AM (1xUj/)

128 Ripe Bombay mangoes.

That would improve the drawing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 01, 2016 11:22 AM (1xUj/)



Huh. Never seen that euphemism before, but yes, tits do improve pretty much everything.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:23 AM (gW5Vg)

129 83 SAMCRO is not happy with Gemma's Interior Designer and his "makeover" of our clubhouse. We have voted that he meets Mr. Mayhem.
Posted by: Jax Teller at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (3b9U4)


Heh. Thanks for the reminder, I still need to watch season 7.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:23 AM (kgM1p)

130 I felt like the interview was an adult conversation, and CNN was treating it's audience in this case like they could at least read and write and make up their own minds.
Posted by: Jen the original at March 01, 2016 11:13 AM (dErES)


Anderson Cooper is all they've got. If he left, they would be in worse shape then they already are.

He seems like a really decent guy for the most part.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:23 AM (qCMvj)

131 >>>Also, marijuana and casinos are pillars of sound economic strategy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:15 AM (659DL)

***

Heh. Both figure prominently in the GA Capitol, this year.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 01, 2016 11:23 AM (bpn7O)

132 That is clearly and orange bell pepper. Do I have to do everything?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:24 AM (659DL)

133 just wondering if anyone has started thinking about the 2020 election yet

Out. GET OUT. NOW.

Jeebus.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:25 AM (659DL)

134 Lefty journalist friends. Blah.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:18 AM (NOIQH)

Agree. Fox is desperate to maintain a friendly, direct route into Congress. Trump was useful to them for a while when he was a NYC insider and could help them with getting the dirt on both political parties in NYC. But now that he is running on a anti anmensty platform, Ailes and Murdoch have no use for him, so they are pushing their establishment, illegal immigration candidates. And they need those consultants, and establishment favoring journalists to keep the pipeline open to Congress, so they are working overtime to produce as much junk as they can to try to push voters away from Trump and Cruz.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 01, 2016 11:25 AM (dErES)

135 Any mudslinging yet?

Posted by: donna at March 01, 2016 11:25 AM (/dSsq)

136 I was squeamish at first, but I like it now. Loads
really fast, but you still have to tweak it to make it as safe and
secure from intrusion as you can.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:20 AM (qCMvj)
______
The ads with 10 are crippling -- whether with laughter or slowdowns. On my 10 computer, I have to use PaleMoon with adblockplus or I have the circle of death constantly. Also don't like the ads -- kids are in and out of my house and some are a little 'adult' in nature. Can't figure out how they do that since I am the only user (and a true fuddy-duddy) and I never click links.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 11:26 AM (MIKMs)

137 132 That is clearly and orange bell pepper. Do I have to do everything?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:24 AM (659DL)

It's a pear, albeit set at a weird angle.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at March 01, 2016 11:26 AM (RD7QR)

138 Oh, the look on that cat's face!


"This mess. Clean it up. NOW."

Posted by: pookysgirl at March 01, 2016 11:26 AM (K27gs)

139 I installed 10 when it was out free (maybe it still is).
I was squeamish at first, but I like it now. Loads really fast, but you still have to tweak it to make it as safe and secure from intrusion as you can.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:20 AM (qCMvj)


I've been ignoring the pestiferous Win 10 notifications that I can't stop getting, because I still think they're going to switch it to an annual subscription before too long and then I'll have to dump the whole thing and convert everything I have to Linux. Bloody nuisance.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:27 AM (kgM1p)

140 It's a pear, albeit set at a weird angle.
Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at March 01, 2016 11:26 AM (RD7QR)


You're all wrong. It's a bonsai pumpkin.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:27 AM (kgM1p)

141 Rule number 5 of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals:
"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is no defense. It's irrational. It's infuriating.

What propel's Trump's popularity also can and will be used against him. Hence John Oliver.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 01, 2016 11:27 AM (UnJ7w)

142 Could be a pineapple. At a really, really weird angle.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 11:28 AM (2PHKP)

143
That is clearly and orange bell pepper. Do I have to do everything?


It's a genetically engineered kumquat.

A Frankenkumquat.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 11:28 AM (LUgeY)

144 Cackle McCankles has already begun her Trump attacks. When the full force and weight of of her media weasels are focused on Trump it won't be a pretty sight.
If the GOPee can muster enough troops to keep control of the Senate, I'll feel a tiny bit better about those two grifters in the WH again. Although it's gonna take lot of adult beverages and maybe some intense therapy to help me stomach it.

Posted by: Hank at March 01, 2016 11:28 AM (xVYeR)

145 Honestly, I think there are a lot of people who need to dig deeper for a bigger pair.

If Trump is the nominee I will ride this thing like a Bullet Train with a saddle.

Am I completely comfortable with that? Assured that everything he states will happen. Well, gee- no. When has that ever happened.

We've sat around the last 8 years and watched the country destroyed. Ruined by the way, by people who are exactly like the Democrats nominee.

But let's vote for the Democrat, or maybe sit on our hands at home, has become the beckoned cry of the forlorn, apparently jaundiced idealists Washington insiders and other grievance peddlers.

By the way, it's hilarious to see people who previously claimed the "Establishment" Illuminati were apostates, clench hands with them in an attempt to get what they personally believe, in their little part of the world, is the "RIGHT" thing. You know, really, "genuine".

I'm a little sick of the duplicity, fratricide and attempts to divide and conquer because of someones personal cause.

Meanwhile the country still suffers.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 01, 2016 11:29 AM (GGCsk)

146 Confucius say, when mistress away, chambermaid will play.

Posted by: Fritz at March 01, 2016 11:29 AM (UzPAd)

147 Posted by: Jen the original at March 01, 2016 11:25 AM (dErES)

the horrifying and breathless lead on Meaghan Kelly last night...

How Trump is a lying liar who lies, because he couldn't remember who David Duke was.


Couple day old story... told like it was just breaking... and .... YUGGGEEEEE.....

Day before a huge set of primary elections.

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 01, 2016 11:29 AM (RK8AH)

148 I gave up the Fox morning show last year and went for CNN's little ugly brother HLN's Morning Express with Robin Meade. (rawr!). I'm hooked on it now. She's entertaining and there's actual news without a lot of slant.

Posted by: IP - The Kitteh Hunter at March 01, 2016 11:29 AM (aQQbl)

149 109 Been watching Foster The People videos. The music is great, the videos are fantastically disturbing and the style is original.

Speaking of fantastically disturbing, have you watched David Bowie's Blackstar video?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 01, 2016 11:29 AM (0mRoj)

150 Find the Vote Cruz! in the painting.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:02 AM (qCMvj)



I found the "Vote Rubio!" sign.

It's lining the bottom of the bird cage.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 01, 2016 11:29 AM (0cMkb)

151 You're all wrong. It's a bonsai pumpkin.

Pumpkins can't fly Japanese warplanes. And even if they could, they sure couldn't in 1881.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:29 AM (659DL)

152 Is the Corgi thread upstairs malfunctioning? I can't get to the comments.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 01, 2016 11:30 AM (KUaJL)

153 HLN is unwatchable. What a soup sandwich they made out of a fine network.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:30 AM (659DL)

154 My wife and I just went and voted for Mr. Trump in Oklahoma. I know he's not a racist because I've never seen him at any of the meetings.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at March 01, 2016 11:30 AM (th7n/)

155 What the hell is that post above the Art thread?

Posted by: HH at March 01, 2016 11:31 AM (DrCtv)

156

there's some kind of corgi post up, but comment-faulty

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:31 AM (qCMvj)

157 What propel's Trump's popularity also can and will be used against him. Hence John Oliver.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 01, 2016 11:27 AM (UnJ7w)
_______
I thought it was hysterically funny. I'm a Cruzer and would probably laugh just as hard if he could find stuff like that on him. Although Cruz would probably laugh as well; he does have a great sense of humor.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 11:31 AM (MIKMs)

158 My husband went so crazy with all the nagging notifications to upgrade to Win 10 that he gave in and did it. Then he couldn't find anything, couldn't figure out how to manage the dashboard, and I had to go online to find out how to reverse the whole process and restore the Windows 7 he had before. If you change your mind within a month, you can reset your old OS.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 01, 2016 11:31 AM (gjLib)

159
Speaking of fantastically disturbing, have you watched David Bowie's Blackstar video?


That was a truly disturbing video.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 11:31 AM (LUgeY)

160 Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:30 AM (659DL)

Granted airing 20 hours of Forensic Files everyday is a bit over the top, but the morning show is ok I think.

Posted by: IP - The Kitteh Hunter at March 01, 2016 11:32 AM (aQQbl)

161 >>What the hell is that post above the Art thread?

broken

Posted by: JackStraw at March 01, 2016 11:32 AM (/tuJf)

162 The Corgi stompin thread is broke...

Posted by: donna at March 01, 2016 11:32 AM (/dSsq)

163 Ok, which one of the 47 OpenBloggers broke the damn blog?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:32 AM (gW5Vg)

164
Speaking of fantastically disturbing, have you watched David Bowie's Blackstar video?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 01, 2016 11:29 AM (0mRoj)



I've been listening to Bowie's last album "Blackstar" lately.

Really, the only good song is "Blackstar".


The rest are pretty meh. One other is okay.

But, overall a good job for a guy on his last legs and dying of cancer.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 01, 2016 11:32 AM (0cMkb)

165 Is the Corgi thread upstairs malfunctioning? I can't get to the comments.
Posted by: joe
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I can't either, but the page processing is super fast.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 11:33 AM (9mTYi)

166 That sniper isn't fooling anyone by trying to hide under that cloth. I spotted him right away.

Posted by: Hank at March 01, 2016 11:33 AM (xVYeR)

167 Nood no trabajo for caca.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:33 AM (+058L)

168 154 My wife and I just went and voted for Mr. Trump in Oklahoma. I know he's not a racist because I've never seen him at any of the meetings.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at March 01, 2016 11:30 AM (th7n/)


Is he part of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy ????


Hell.... I've been trying to join that group for Decades... can't seem to find them...

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 01, 2016 11:33 AM (RK8AH)

169 My wife and I just went and voted for Mr. Trump in Oklahoma. I know he's not a racist because I've never seen him at any of the meetings.
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Well played.

Posted by: AoS Welcome Desk Volunteer at March 01, 2016 11:33 AM (kXzR8)

170 Glitched thread above.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 11:33 AM (oVJmc)

171
TOWARD BROKERED CONVENTIONS
Amidst the madness, a call for, yes, reason.

...Me personally, I am packing my tennis racquet and am on my way to foreign climes even as citizens in the swathe of Southern and Middle Western states simultaneously participate in the "super Tuesday" primaries. The party primary is an absurd institution. It may at one time have had a democratic intention, but as practiced in our time it perverts representative government because control over who can vote in it is not firmly regulated, as it ought to be, by the party organizations. These should also be able to say who may stand for a party's nomination, and the fact neither major party does, allowing flat-brains, mountebanks, and worse -- much worse -- to compete for public office endorsements tells you something deep -- how deep, I don't know -- about the arthritic conditions of the so-called party establishments.

I expect to read the results of this week's magnificent exercise in democratic politics in foreign languages, and my inclination is to think it will somehow seem less foreign than it would in American English, given the prevailing hysteria in our media, a hysteria which, of course, is both feeding and benefiting from the ruins of our party system.

However, and precisely due to the sensible observations of Miss Strassel and Mr. O'Sullivan, and because rather than despite the differences in their conclusions, I remain convinced that we shall see brokered conventions in both parties. Among other advantages, this would go some way toward restoring their credibility and their value to our society.

The argument for brokered conventions is that we have had a run of four failed presidencies. They all lived off the astonishing capital -- political, moral, economic -- accumulated in only eight years by Ronald Reagan, who, mind you, had to first clean up the mess of the failed presidencies that preceded his. Most American presidencies are failures; but our Republic is such, thanks to the blessings of Providence and the genius of the Founders, that it always has rebounded, rebuilt. No one in this season has demonstrated a capacity to rebuild, or even to frankly acknowledge the waste of the past quarter century. Dr. Ben Carson seems to be most aware of the rot, but he has, perhaps to his credit, shown little political savvy.


http://spectator.org/articles/65638/toward-brokered-conventions

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:34 AM (qCMvj)

172 169 My wife and I just went and voted for Mr. Trump in Oklahoma. I know he's not a racist because I've never seen him at any of the meetings.


Thanks, I laughed....
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Posted by: donna at March 01, 2016 11:34 AM (/dSsq)

173 Kitteh did not approve of the Corgi thread

Posted by: IP - The Kitteh Hunter at March 01, 2016 11:34 AM (aQQbl)

174 How Trump is a lying liar who lies, because he couldn't remember who David Duke was.


Couple day old story... told like it was just breaking... and .... YUGGGEEEEE.....

Day before a huge set of primary elections.
Posted by: Don Quixote at March 01, 2016 11:29 AM (RK8AH)

Cooper asked Melania about this last night. She said exactly what Trump said, that he had disavowed Duke's endorsement twice on Friday, and then was asked again. His earpiece didn't work well and he would not disavow the "groups" that the media left unidentified.
She told Cooper she didn't understand why the media kept asking Trump the same question about Duke when he had already disavowed Duke's endorsement at least twice on national media sites. She highlighted the fact that the media was trying to trap Trump on this question, and the media thinks people are too stupid to figure it out.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 01, 2016 11:34 AM (dErES)

175 I, for one, welcome our new F-35 thread.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:34 AM (659DL)

176 Ok, which one of the 47 OpenBloggers broke the damn blog?
Posted by: BC
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Just remember, you can't spell 'Blog' without 'Glob'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 11:34 AM (eeTCA)

177 rd, damn fine picture this morning. Always impressed with the skill involved to make a painting look like a photo.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:34 AM (+058L)

178 A nood up above, but it seems to be broke

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 01, 2016 11:34 AM (Z8DIA)

179 Maybe the poop shooter misfired.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 11:35 AM (eeTCA)

180 Broken Corgi thread!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 01, 2016 11:35 AM (so+oy)

181 Wait.... we were all invited to a broken thread....


Is the Hot Air virus spreading????

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 01, 2016 11:35 AM (RK8AH)

182 Let's all vote for Cruz and Rubio, because the MSM and Hillary will go all softball with them.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 01, 2016 11:36 AM (LXJ1e)

183 Well, I guess you can summon Corgis to a post but you can't make them comment.

Posted by: HH at March 01, 2016 11:36 AM (DrCtv)

184 1) Nobody is bent out of shape about Donald Trump

Bullshit

2) John Oliver is a bellwether for the way the media is going to treat any and every rethuglickan.
ex: John Maverick/photograph my good side, McCain

Please do call me when the rape threats start. Since Beautiful People got away with threatening to rape Sarah Palin, her children, W's children, and several other rethuglickan women.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 01, 2016 11:36 AM (326rv)

185 David Duke has already said that he didn't endorse Trump.

Also... just for fun, search "Harlem for Trump."

Posted by: shibumi, RIP USA at March 01, 2016 11:36 AM (7FH+T)

186 Speaking of loathesome news media, MSNBC has been firing lots of their on-air talent.

First was that risible buffoon Keith Olbermann. They couldn't get rid of him fast enough.

Also, who was it, Martin Bashir, who went on that weird WTF rant about shitting in Sarah Palin's mouth, and they pulled the plug on him.

Now, Melissa whats-her-doodle Perry is being shown the door.

Who am I missing? I know I'm missing somebody. Who's that limey git who can't get enough gun control. I think he got his ass fired from MSNBC, too. Aargh, I can't think of his name. Somebody help me out here.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:36 AM (kgM1p)

187 Just got up. Having coffee. Anything interesting happening today?

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 11:36 AM (Fmupd)

188 She highlighted the fact that the media was trying to trap Trump on this question, and the media thinks people are too stupid to figure it out.

They do this and NO ONE HAS ASKED HILLARY IF A REGULAR STATE EMPLOYEE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO WHAT SHE DID WITH HER EMAIL. NOT ONCE.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:36 AM (659DL)

189 Finished watching The Americans seasons 1-3

The last ep is March 3, 1983 which is Reagan's Evil Empire speech.

Liked the exchange in the pilot between the Russian husband & wife agents worrying about their kids growing up with American values:

Wife: Maybe they'll grow up to be socialists.
Husband: This place doesn't grow socialists!

Posted by: votermom at March 01, 2016 11:36 AM (cbfNE)

190 @174 - Melania Trump comes across as not only a pretty darn good looking woman but one with intelligence as well. DT is a lucky man in that respect.

Posted by: IC at March 01, 2016 11:37 AM (a0IVu)

191 I have the code to get into the above thread.

"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine."

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 01, 2016 11:37 AM (pVkEV)

192 Speaking of loathesome news media, MSNBC has been firing lots of their on-air talent.

---

Talent. I don't think that word means what you think it means.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 01, 2016 11:37 AM (KUaJL)

193 The ads with 10 are crippling -- whether with laughter or slowdowns. On my 10 computer, I have to use PaleMoon with adblockplus or I have the circle of death constantly. Also don't like the ads -- kids are in and out of my house and some are a little 'adult' in nature. Can't figure out how they do that since I am the only user (and a true fuddy-duddy) and I never click links.
Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 11:26 AM (MIKMs)


hmmm, I'm completely ad free.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:37 AM (qCMvj)

194

It may at one time have had a democratic intention, but as practiced
in our time it perverts representative government because control over
who can vote in it is not firmly regulated, as it ought to be, by the
party organizations


So the hoi polloi voting for nominees perverts representative government.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 01, 2016 11:38 AM (eytER)

195 159
Speaking of fantastically disturbing, have you watched David Bowie's Blackstar video?


That was a truly disturbing video.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 11:31 AM (LUgeY)

Lazarus is pretty weird too but not as weird. I actually like the Blackstar song the more I listen to it. Odd experimental stuff usually isn't my think but he makes that one work.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 01, 2016 11:38 AM (0mRoj)

196 Corgi thread still broke.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:38 AM (+058L)

197 190 @174 - Melania Trump comes across as not only a pretty darn good looking woman but one with intelligence as well. DT is a lucky man in that respect.

I have to give Him props for having a loyal Family.... No in-fighting like the Kardasians etc.

Posted by: donna at March 01, 2016 11:38 AM (/dSsq)

198 Okay - who broke the corgi thread?


If Donald Trump gets a majority of the delegates, who do you think - out of the blogger pundits and MSM pundits - will be the first to put on the suicide vest?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at March 01, 2016 11:38 AM (hLRSq)

199 It wouldn't be Super Tuesday without a broken Corgi. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 01, 2016 11:38 AM (AJeMv)

200 While we are waiting on the new thread, can I talk to you guys about AmWay?

Posted by: AoS Welcome Desk Volunteer at March 01, 2016 11:38 AM (kXzR8)

201 Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 01, 2016 11:36 AM

Interesting read, thanks!

Posted by: shibumi, RIP USA at March 01, 2016 11:38 AM (7FH+T)

202 Just got up. Having coffee. Anything interesting happening today?
Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 11:36 AM (Fmupd)


heh.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:39 AM (qCMvj)

203 85
Have we begun the yelling? The screaming? Has anyone set themselves on fire yet?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:12 AM (gW5Vg)
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Well, yes, to the first two and a definite possibility to the third.

Ghost of Kari told me to take a good, long look at myself in the mirror and.... egad.
I mean, I'm not saying I'm o-l-d exactly but, let's face it, Margarita is no spring chicken. Seen better days for sure.

Maybe I just need to work on the lighting. Yeah. Set up something like that painting. You don't see wrinkles on that kitteh now, do you?


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 01, 2016 11:39 AM (T/5A0)

204
Finished watching The Americans seasons 1-3


B'Gal and I are hooked on that show. Can't wait for the new season in a few weeks.

What will become of their daughter, Paige, now that she knows the truth?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 11:39 AM (LUgeY)

205 Who am I missing? I know I'm missing somebody. Who's that limey git who
can't get enough gun control. I think he got his ass fired from MSNBC,
too. Aargh, I can't think of his name. Somebody help me out here.


Piers Morgan. And CNN, not MSNBC.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 01, 2016 11:39 AM (eytER)

206 So the hoi polloi voting for nominees perverts representative government.



People with no skin in the game

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:39 AM (+058L)

207

if you click the time on the corgi post, beware

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:39 AM (qCMvj)

208 If Donald Trump gets a majority of the delegates, who do you think - out
of the blogger pundits and MSM pundits - will be the first to put on
the suicide vest?
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Someone from MSNBC? Or Megyn Kelly? IDK.

Posted by: shibumi, RIP USA at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (7FH+T)

209 >>Who am I missing? I know I'm missing somebody. Who's that limey git who
can't get enough gun control. I think he got his ass fired from MSNBC,
too. Aargh, I can't think of his name. Somebody help me out here.


Ronan Farrow
Special Ed
Martin Bashir
Alex Wagner

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (NOIQH)

210 if you click the time on the corgi post, beware

It's a trap!

Posted by: donna at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (/dSsq)

211 🎨



🐱 🍊 🏆

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (mEZce)

212 Muse,

MSNBC also gave that fat dolt Schultz his walking papers.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (659DL)

213 A really good comment on the state of play in the GOP.

"The GOP is sufficiently self-actualized on the fact that Trump is simply a revolutionary movement within the Republican party as the serfs are fed-up with their do nothing public servants (no direction, no sense of purpose, betrayal at every turn).

The GOP establishment is distancing itself from Trump and the Republican leadership is hopeful that Koch money will buy Rubio to the top and change the storyline."

Not going to happen.

Trump is going to be the nomine the GOP will fight him and the party will implode which is what I, we and most have said that we wanted.

Sit back and enjoy the ride, it's going to be bumpy.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (6AuRN)

214

I think open blogger posted and ran away

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (qCMvj)

215 While we are waiting on the new thread, can I talk to you guys about AmWay?

Posted by: AoS Welcome Desk Volunteer at March 01, 2016 11:38 AM (kXzR


Amway is great! Come over to the Scientology building and let's talk about it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (2PHKP)

216 You have to be logged into MySpace to comment on the Corgi thread.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (kTF2Z)

217 Feel his Bern! Instead of boob cream ads, I'm getting a Sanders ad here on the HQ.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (/qW5H)

218 @197 Donna - Very true. And I loved how she put the needs of their ten year old son above everything else. Old fashioned views in these modern feminist days but I loved it.

Posted by: IC at March 01, 2016 11:41 AM (a0IVu)

219 What will become of their daughter, Paige, now that she knows the truth?

--

Probably gonna get that pastor killed

Posted by: votermom at March 01, 2016 11:41 AM (cbfNE)

220 196 Corgi thread still broke.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:38 AM (+058L


I wanted to pull that "Corgi" thread back into draft mode since it's obviously broke, but I can't even see it in the queue. It's some kind of weird ghost thread...

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:41 AM (kgM1p)

221 182 Let's all vote for Cruz and Rubio, because the MSM and Hillary will go all softball with them.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 01, 2016 11:36 AM (LXJ1e)



The one good thing about the Dims and the MSM and the GOPe all going into

"Destroy Trump Mode".


Is that if he survives and becomes the nominee-

it's all old news, literally, he can just walk right past it.


They're pre-vetting the guy, so if he wins it means voters don't care.


Which would make me laugh as they grew more and more crazy about it.


That being said....


Go Cruz!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at March 01, 2016 11:41 AM (0cMkb)

222 144 Cackle McCankles has already begun her Trump attacks. When the full force and weight of of her media weasels are focused on Trump it won't be a pretty sight.
If the GOPee can muster enough troops to keep control of the Senate, I'll feel a tiny bit better about those two grifters in the WH again. Although it's gonna take lot of adult beverages and maybe some intense therapy to help me stomach it.
Posted by: Hank at March 01, 2016 11:28 AM (xVYeR)

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

Whatever Hank. What Trump did to is opponents in the primary is firecrackers compared to the nukes he will drop on Hillary in the general.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 01, 2016 11:41 AM (LXJ1e)

223 Maybe I just need to work on the lighting. Yeah. Set up something like that painting. You don't see wrinkles on that kitteh now, do you?




Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 01, 2016 11:39 AM (T/5A0)


Be careful with the Picture thing....

Posted by: Dorian Gray at March 01, 2016 11:41 AM (RK8AH)

224 bit.ly/1L2zlxA

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:41 AM (xuouz)

225 'David Duke has already said that he didn't endorse Trump."

Every four years David Duke crawls out from under his bridge and tries to make people pay attention to him. Every four years the MSM and the GOP oblige. Then, his appetite sated, he crawls back under the bridge.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at March 01, 2016 11:41 AM (hLRSq)

226 159
Speaking of fantastically disturbing, have you watched David Bowie's Blackstar video?


I've been seriously getting into his album OUTSIDE.

Quite a challenging work, but lots of really fantastic stuff on that one. The critics hated it of course.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 01, 2016 11:41 AM (r9tFS)

227 Speaking of loathesome news media, MSNBC has been firing lots of their on-air talent.

They seem to be getting away from personality-driven television. They used to have each hour dedicated to a "star" and now the entire daytime is just "the place for politics".

I think they're taking a risk on actual journalism.

One of the upsides of this is that a girl I used to know vaguely, Hallie Jackson, is getting a lot of airtime following Teh Cruz.

She played on a softball team in our league and hung out drinking after games. Had some Penn State connections in the family and also really nice ...umm...Bombay mangoes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 01, 2016 11:42 AM (1xUj/)

228 if you click the time on the corgi post, beware

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:39 AM (qCMvj)

Virus bad or nekid picture of an Ewok and a hobo bad?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 11:42 AM (2PHKP)

229 Re: I'm getting a Sanders ad here on the HQ.

Know your audience!

Posted by: IP - The Kitteh Hunter at March 01, 2016 11:42 AM (aQQbl)

230 MSNBC also gave that fat dolt Schultz his walking papers.

-
But Pissy Chrissy is tingling on.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 01, 2016 11:42 AM (/qW5H)

231 Yup.

I can insert myself into your blog.

Any-damn-where I please.

Posted by: 5th Dimensional Corgi at March 01, 2016 11:42 AM (0cMkb)

232 In Michigan, my primary is next Tuesday. I'm currently afraid to put on the tv, since I am being deluged by a wide variety of Hillary ads, and they make me want to put my fist through the tv.

Posted by: shibumi, RIP USA at March 01, 2016 11:43 AM (7FH+T)

233 If Donald Trump gets a majority of the delegates, who do you think - out of the blogger pundits and MSM pundits - will be the first to put on the suicide vest?
--------------
please, please, please let it be Erik "with a K" Erikson!

Posted by: AoS Welcome Desk Volunteer at March 01, 2016 11:43 AM (kXzR8)

234 217 Feel his Bern! Instead of boob cream ads, I'm getting a Sanders ad here on the HQ.

Speaking of ads, I like to watch the Waltons re-runs, I know pretty lame, but I saw a Hillary! commercial there.... It's on the Hallmark Channel, or as My husband calls it "The weepy Womens" channel so I guess I understand but yuck!

Posted by: donna at March 01, 2016 11:43 AM (/dSsq)

235 Very nice.

Posted by: DaveA at March 01, 2016 11:43 AM (DL2i+)

236 hmmm, I'm completely ad free.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:37 AM (qCMvj)
______
Well, if you have the secret, let me know. Don't want to deprive Ace of his pittance from ads but darn it, they are really out of hand.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 11:43 AM (MIKMs)

237 How come I can't get in the corgi post?

Posted by: Blano at March 01, 2016 11:43 AM (uiVGU)

238 Piers Morgan. And CNN, not MSNBC.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 01, 2016 11:39 AM (eytER)


OK, thanks, it was Morgan I was trying to remember, but since he got fired from CNN, he doesn't fit my narrative.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:44 AM (kgM1p)

239 How come I can't get in the corgi post?

Posted by: Blano at March 01, 2016 11:43 AM (uiVGU)

It's password protected. Try passw0rd.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 11:44 AM (2PHKP)

240 OM - Piers Morgan?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 11:44 AM (9mTYi)

241 >>How come I can't get in the corgi post?


Behind the velvet rope, sir.
That thread is for Iridium AoSHQ members only.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:44 AM (NOIQH)

242 237 How come I can't get in the corgi post?

Posted by: Blano at March 01, 2016 11:43 AM (uiVGU)



There's a corgi post????? Why didn't someone say something?!?!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:44 AM (gW5Vg)

243 Somebody was putting the corgi post into 'draft' and screwed up, methinks.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 11:44 AM (oVJmc)

244
Processing 0.0, elapsed 0.0034 seconds.
14 queries taking 0.0027 seconds, 4 records returned.
Page size 0 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.



*sigh*

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 01, 2016 11:44 AM (kdS6q)

245

Probably gonna get that pastor killed

Oooh, I hadn't thought about that. Her parents would do it just to teach her a lesson.

They're soldiers, after all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 11:45 AM (LUgeY)

246 Trump is going to be the nomine the GOP will fight him and the party will implode which is what I, we and most have said that we wanted.

Sit back and enjoy the ride, it's going to be bumpy.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (6AuRN)

Some of us see Trump as not only a Missile fired at Washington....

But one fired at the GOPe as well...

The masks are coming off... the false civility of our political class is shredding....

and the Peasants? Revolting...

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 01, 2016 11:45 AM (RK8AH)

247 Corgi thread is for cool kids only.

I wish I could tell you all the exciting and provocative conversations we're having up there, but I can't. Sorry. Have fun down here, though.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 01, 2016 11:45 AM (KUaJL)

248 Heh. Blano doesn't know how to get into the Corgi post. *snerk*

Posted by: Insomniac at March 01, 2016 11:45 AM (0mRoj)

249 Processing 0.0, elapsed 0.0034 seconds.

times are holding pretty steady though, possibly an HQ record?

Posted by: AoS Welcome Desk Volunteer at March 01, 2016 11:45 AM (kXzR8)

250 Corgi's are for closers....

Posted by: IP - The Kitteh Hunter at March 01, 2016 11:45 AM (aQQbl)

251 PMSNBC has been clearing house for a while. Ed Schmultz has been sent packing and is bumming cigs on the Jersey turnpike.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 11:46 AM (oVJmc)

252 It's some kind of weird ghost thread...
Posted by: OregonMuse
---------------

Buzzion's dog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 11:46 AM (9mTYi)

253 Seriously? Posting nudes of Kate Upton in a Corgi thread? Wow guys.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 11:46 AM (2PHKP)

254 You have to be logged into MySpace to comment on the Corgi thread.

-
You just have to have a platinum membership and it is well worth it. Boy, are those jokes funny!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 01, 2016 11:46 AM (/qW5H)

255 FFS, MUMR. Get a clue. Buy one. Borrow one from a friend. Steal a damn clue.

You. Can't. Post. Here.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:46 AM (gW5Vg)

256 I wish I could tell you all the exciting and provocative conversations we're having up there, but I can't.

It's just Ace sitting alone, eating marshmallow creme from a jar. With a pencil.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:47 AM (659DL)

257 Good god, I thought this was a family blog.

There is actual sex going on live in the corgi thread.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 01, 2016 11:47 AM (1xUj/)

258 Ronan Farrow
Special Ed
Martin Bashir
Alex Wagner
Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (NOIQH)


Other than Bashir, these guys were fired because of crappy ratings. I was thinking of those, like Bashir, Olbermann, and now Perry, who were fired for being an a-hole, even by MSNBC standards.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:47 AM (kgM1p)

259 that AmSpec guy sums it up

My position is known, if inconsequential at this point. I think brokered conventions, wherein both parties nominate military-civilian tickets (e.g., Petraeus-Bolton vs. Webb-Carson) is the way to calm down after a hysterical primary season. The country can then go into the general election on the premise that serious men, after thoughtful debate and civil discussion of all issues, will be in charge in January 2017.

imagine that

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:47 AM (qCMvj)

260

You just have to have a platinum membership and it is well worth it. Boy, are those jokes funny!


Joke Number 4!


Hahahaha!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 11:47 AM (LUgeY)

261 Processing 0.0, elapsed 0.0034 seconds.

times are holding pretty steady though, possibly an HQ record?
Posted by: AoS
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Kind of an existential question. How does one measure 0.0 seconds?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 11:47 AM (9mTYi)

262


There is actual sex going on live in the corgi thread.


A corgi orgi?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 11:47 AM (oVJmc)

263 bit.ly/1L2zlxA
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:41 AM (xuouz)

Remember when Donald Trump said the only humane thing to do is let the migrants in? Tu quoque doesn't change this fact.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 01, 2016 11:48 AM (UnJ7w)

264 256 I wish I could tell you all the exciting and provocative conversations we're having up there, but I can't.

It's just Ace sitting alone, eating marshmallow creme from a jar. With a pencil.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:47 AM (659DL)

That's not marshmallow creme...

Posted by: Insomniac at March 01, 2016 11:48 AM (0mRoj)

265 Like, real Corgi sex with marshmallow cream?

Posted by: IP - Corgi's taste like chicken at March 01, 2016 11:48 AM (aQQbl)

266 I voTED!

Posted by: sinalco at March 01, 2016 11:48 AM (yODqO)

267 Whatever Hank. What Trump did to is opponents in the primary is firecrackers compared to the nukes he will drop on Hillary in the general.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 01, 2016 11:41 AM (LXJ1e)


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


I guess we're going to learn that she vajazzles.

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 11:48 AM (Fmupd)

268 Kind of an existential question. How does one measure 0.0 seconds?

With haste.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:48 AM (659DL)

269 Joke Number 4!


Hahahaha!
Posted by: BackwardsBoy
---------------

Wooo-hooo! Yucka-yucka....

Hey... Number 17

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 11:48 AM (9mTYi)

270 252 It's some kind of weird ghost thread...
Posted by: OregonMuse
---------------

Buzzion's dog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 11:46 AM (9mTYi)


Well.... we'd come and fix it for you, but you are all a bunch of sexist bigots who don't support Hillary.

Posted by: The New FEMALE Ghostbusters at March 01, 2016 11:49 AM (RK8AH)

271 240 OM - Piers Morgan?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 11:44 AM (9mTYi)


Yes! Only he was at CNN, not MSNBC, dang it.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:49 AM (kgM1p)

272 There is actual sex going on live in the corgi thread

Moron sex doesn't count....Cause, I don't wanna say.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 01, 2016 11:49 AM (326rv)

273 Heh. Blano doesn't know how to get into the Corgi post. *snerk*
Posted by: Insomniac at March 01, 2016 11:45 AM (0mRoj)

If you don't let me into the corgi post I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

Posted by: Blano at March 01, 2016 11:49 AM (NHQQx)

274 🐶 🏩 🐶

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 11:49 AM (mEZce)

275 Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:47 AM (kgM1p)

No, Perry was fired for being a proud Black woman who is unafraid of the White Patriarchy and fought the good fight.

And because MSNBC caught her running a side business....tampon earrings!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 01, 2016 11:49 AM (Zu3d9)

276 Kind of an existential question. How does one measure 0.0 seconds?


It's girth that counts.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 11:50 AM (oVJmc)

277 Oooh, I hadn't thought about that. Her parents would do it just to teach her a lesson.

--

Moar ironic - she ends up killing the pastor to protect the parents.

I'm more curious about how Martha takes the co-worker "suicide"

Posted by: votermom at March 01, 2016 11:50 AM (cbfNE)

278

Like, real Corgi sex with marshmallow cream?

Meh, give me Jif any day.

I prefer the crunchy stuff.

Posted by: Toby the Beagle at March 01, 2016 11:50 AM (LUgeY)

279 Well, if you have the secret, let me know. Don't want to deprive Ace of his pittance from ads but darn it, they are really out of hand.
Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 11:43 AM (MIKMs)

****

Disable Javascript and the site loads immedately and zero Ads.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 01, 2016 11:50 AM (xWy6i)

280 Kind of an existential question. How does one measure 0.0 seconds?>>>

Very quickly.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 01, 2016 11:50 AM (XtAzU)

281 I just felt something.


Like millions of corgis crying out in terror and suddenly silenced.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 01, 2016 11:50 AM (ZbV+0)

282 246 Trump is going to be the nomine the GOP will fight him and the party will implode which is what I, we and most have said that we wanted.

Sit back and enjoy the ride, it's going to be bumpy.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 01, 2016 11:40 AM (6AuRN)

Some of us see Trump as not only a Missile fired at Washington....

But one fired at the GOPe as well...

The masks are coming off... the false civility of our political class is shredding....

and the Peasants? Revolting...
Posted by: Don Quixote at March 01, 2016 11:45 AM (RK8AH)


You said it!
They stink on ice.

Pull!

Posted by: Louis XIV at March 01, 2016 11:50 AM (v0YLX)

283 Corgi still broke, so

Just got back from voting in my N. Dallas suburb. Larger than usual turnout and the GOP line was about 4-5 times longer than the Dem line. May not be a thing, though, as we're pretty consistently blue.

There was Millenial young man behind me talking on his phone- he wasn't voting for Trump due to the failed business's record. Mentioned that though he had watched the debates, he was voting on principals. It was nice to hear.

Other than the usual rage at the bi-lingual ballot, a good experience.

Posted by: Sal at March 01, 2016 11:50 AM (MRX6w)

284 Schrodinger's corgi?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at March 01, 2016 11:50 AM (hLRSq)

285 How does one measure 0.0 seconds?

With a caliper.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 01, 2016 11:51 AM (1xUj/)

286 Maybe that's it, maybe someone crossed the beams.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 11:51 AM (9mTYi)

287 239 How come I can't get in the corgi post?

Posted by: Blano at March 01, 2016 11:43 AM (uiVGU)

It's password protected. Try passw0rd.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 11:44 AM (2PHKP)



Try 1-2-3-4-5

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:51 AM (+058L)

288 Not a Domestic Interior, but rather, A Domestic Shorthair.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 01, 2016 11:51 AM (TnUKj)

289 187 Just got up. Having coffee. Anything interesting happening today?
Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 11:36 AM (Fmupd)

Chaos. Suicide. Death of the Republic. The usual.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at March 01, 2016 11:51 AM (RD7QR)

290 >>Moar ironic - she ends up killing the pastor to protect the parents. I'm more curious about how Martha takes the co-worker "suicide"


Uh, what are you guys talking about?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:51 AM (NOIQH)

291 272 There is actual sex going on live in the corgi thread

Moron sex doesn't count....Cause, I don't wanna say.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 01, 2016 11:49 AM (326rv)


What is the sound of one hand... fapping?

Posted by: Ancient Moron Philisophical Question at March 01, 2016 11:51 AM (RK8AH)

292 How does one measure 0.0 seconds?




Metrically.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:52 AM (+058L)

293 And because MSNBC caught her running a side business....tampon earrings!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 01, 2016 11:49 AM (Zu3d9)

I wonder if that was the beginning of the end for MHP? I would have love to been a fly on the wall in the exec's office after that one.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 01, 2016 11:52 AM (UnJ7w)

294 239 How come I can't get in the corgi post?

the password is the musical note

Posted by: IP - Corgi's taste like chicken at March 01, 2016 11:52 AM (aQQbl)

295 Corgi Thread bit the dust. About all it could reach anyway.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 01, 2016 11:52 AM (WVsWD)

296
Cat says: "That's what you get for trying to abandon me for a dog."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 11:52 AM (9mTYi)

297 2016 republican primary catch-22:

Conservative critics of substance-free meme-machine Donald Trump latch onto leftist drivel-spigot John Oliver in their desperate flailing for a handhold with which to resist the tsunami of popular support for the small man in the tall tower.

Resolved: America has devolved into a cesspool of under- and mis-educated instant-gratification simpletons.

Proof: purity test "donald's unelectable" conservatives citing John Oliver

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:52 AM (xuouz)

298 Corgi post poofed.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 11:52 AM (oVJmc)

299 Just voted, turnout pretty light in that precinct so far, No. Virginia.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 01, 2016 11:53 AM (TnUKj)

300 he was voting on principals

Skinner?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:53 AM (659DL)

301 Well, if you have the secret, let me know. Don't want to deprive Ace of his pittance from ads but darn it, they are really out of hand.
Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 11:43 AM (MIKMs)


I run an ad-blocking program, internet security like kaspersky, and I turn everything off in my settings - all media. I won't allow any video's or scripts to launch. I simply right click if I want to view a video or script. Very clean. On all browsers.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:53 AM (qCMvj)

302 Speaking of "The Americans", I am currently reading Alan Furst's latest, "Mission to Paris".

He does a really great job of, oh, the atmosphere of Europe from 1933 to 1945.

If you've never read him, try "The Polish Officer". You'll be hooked.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 01, 2016 11:53 AM (bpn7O)

303 From Infowars via GP

People voting for Donald Trump in today's Super Tuesday Texas Primary are seeing their ballots changed to show a vote for Marco Rubio



This shit is why I wanted a damn receipt

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 11:53 AM (mEZce)

304
Resolved: America has devolved into a cesspool of under- and mis-educated instant-gratification simpletons.


Pretty much accurate....

Posted by: donna at March 01, 2016 11:53 AM (/dSsq)

305

corgi gone

cat should be smiling now

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:53 AM (qCMvj)

306 Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:51 AM (NOIQH)

The Americans

(Spoiler alert, they're not American)

Posted by: votermom at March 01, 2016 11:53 AM (cbfNE)

307 Corgi Thread bit the dust. About all it could reach anyway.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 01, 2016 11:52 AM (WVsWD)


Attach a carpet sweeper to the back of a corgi and you have a miniature Zamboni for your living room.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at March 01, 2016 11:53 AM (hLRSq)

308 Hey, does anyone have an opinion on that Trump thing John Oliver did the other night?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:54 AM (gW5Vg)

309 That kitty is my little Schmooey. Cruz 2016 or what difference at this point does it make.

Posted by: Jaimo at March 01, 2016 11:54 AM (9U1OG)

310 From Infowars via GP


Really?


infowars..... nuff said....

Posted by: donna at March 01, 2016 11:54 AM (/dSsq)

311 Sal,

May I ask which city it is that's so blue? I'm in Arlington currently.

Posted by: Blano at March 01, 2016 11:54 AM (NHQQx)

312 Can't remember who said this about Trump, but I think it sums it up nicely. Spit on Trump and he'll dump a bucket of piss on your head.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 01, 2016 11:54 AM (kTF2Z)

313 Corgi post poofed.



The poofter.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:54 AM (+058L)

314
Uh, what are you guys talking about?

The TV series The Americans. Getting caught up on where they left us last season.

If you like spy thrillers, I recommend it highly.

Posted by: Toby the Beagle at March 01, 2016 11:54 AM (LUgeY)

315 If you've never read him, try "The Polish Officer".

Like, with a cloth?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:54 AM (659DL)

316 Thanks to everyone who prayed for me yesterday with regards to my surgical biopsy. The wire setting was unpleasant, but, the doctor was very experienced and got things done very expeditiously. The surgery portion went very well. The surgeon told me that he got all of the small anomaly so even if the patholgy report is not good, I should not need a lumpectomy. I expect that report in 48-72 hours.

Thanks again.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 01, 2016 11:55 AM (kXoT0)

317 >>The Americans

Ah, OK. Thx

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:55 AM (NOIQH)

318 America has devolved into a cesspool of under- and mis-educated instant-gratification simpletons.
--------------------

Our Plan is working.

Posted by: The Left at March 01, 2016 11:55 AM (9mTYi)

319 316 Thanks to everyone who prayed for me yesterday with regards to my surgical biopsy. The wire setting was unpleasant, but, the doctor was very experienced and got things done very expeditiously. The surgery portion went very well. The surgeon told me that he got all of the small anomaly so even if the patholgy report is not good, I should not need a lumpectomy. I expect that report in 48-72 hours.

Thanks again.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 01, 2016 11:55 AM (kXoT0)



Glad to hear it!!!


All together now Horde: FUCK CANCER

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:55 AM (gW5Vg)

320 Sherry - Blessings.

Posted by: The Left at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (9mTYi)

321 Spectacular art.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (xEZkG)

322 Our Plan is working.

Posted by: The Left>>>

Be careful what you wish for.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (XtAzU)

323 Sherry, that's great!

Posted by: votermom at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (cbfNE)

324 Oops. Sheds Leftist sock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (9mTYi)

325 Sherry - Blessings.

From Me too...

Posted by: donna at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (/dSsq)

326 312 Sal,

May I ask which city it is that's so blue? I'm in Arlington currently.



Probably Dallas proper. You have all the cliffs, (Oak, South Oak), & West Dallas, (Little Mexico).

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (+058L)

327 Resolved: America has devolved into a cesspool of under- and mis-educated instant-gratification simpletons.

We can reverse this trend with negative interest rates.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (659DL)

328 What the hell is this???

http://tinyurl.com/zv74rvn


TX Republican Presidential Primary
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
John Kasich 311,654 71%
Marco Rubio 64,484 15%
Donald Trump 56,516 13%
Ted Cruz 4,664 1%

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (mEZce)

329 I would feel better about the Trump revolt if I had any confidence that they would actively disobey a Hillary regime. But I just don't. It's refusing to vote for Cruz and Rubio and that's about as far as I think it goes.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at March 01, 2016 11:57 AM (/sHci)

330

Great news, Sherry.

And let me get this sock off. Right after I finish this spoonful of peanut butter, that is.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 11:57 AM (LUgeY)

331 All together now Horde: FUCK CANCER

THIS!

(I'm losing a 13 year old beagle to spinal cancer. She doesn't have long so shes getting some papering while she has some dignity left.)

Posted by: IP - Corgi's taste like chicken at March 01, 2016 11:57 AM (aQQbl)

332 Excellent news, Sherry!

Yeah, f#@$ cancer!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 11:57 AM (NOIQH)

333 Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 01, 2016 11:53 AM (bpn7O)

Thank you for providing book thread material.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:57 AM (kgM1p)

334
TX Republican Presidential Primary
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
John Kasich 311,654 71%
Marco Rubio 64,484 15%
Donald Trump 56,516 13%
Ted Cruz 4,664 1%

Wishful thinking?

Posted by: donna at March 01, 2016 11:57 AM (/dSsq)

335 Great news, Sherry.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:58 AM (659DL)

336

This shit is why I wanted a damn receipt
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 11:53 AM (mEZce)

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Damn good idea.

Also no reason not to have paper ballots.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 01, 2016 11:58 AM (LXJ1e)

337 Resolved: America has devolved into a cesspool of under- and mis-educated instant-gratification simpletons.

Empasize self-esteem at the expense of actual competence.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 11:58 AM (oVJmc)

338 Sherry - Blessings to you and yours from Clan IP

Posted by: IP - Corgi's taste like chicken at March 01, 2016 11:58 AM (aQQbl)

339 Thanks again.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 01, 2016 11:55 AM (kXoT0)


Glad to hear it!!!


All together now Horde: FUCK CANCER
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 01, 2016 11:55 AM (gW5Vg)


Amen.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 11:58 AM (+058L)

340 Glad to hear that, Sherry!

Posted by: stace at March 01, 2016 11:58 AM (ozZau)

341


TX Republican Presidential Primary

100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING

John Kasich 311,654 71%

Marco Rubio 64,484 15%

Donald Trump 56,516 13%

Ted Cruz 4,664 1%



Wishful thinking?


Brown acid.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 11:58 AM (oVJmc)

342 the tsunami of popular support for the small man in the tall tower.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:52 AM (xuouz)

Now this is debatable. Trump is garnering the support of about 3 out of 10 republican voters in the primary.

Maybe today will be the day he actually earns the majority vote in some states unlike the plurality he's currently enjoying. I'm sorry but 30%-35% is not a tsunami, but just the good fortune of having the the field split 4 ways. The maths don't add up in the General but his path to a nomination looks great.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 01, 2016 11:58 AM (UnJ7w)

343 That cat is going to puke on the corner of that silk blanket, 1 inch away from the tile.

Posted by: Adrienne at March 01, 2016 11:58 AM (lVcuh)

344 TX Republican Presidential Primary
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
John Kasich 311,654 71%
Marco Rubio 64,484 15%
Donald Trump 56,516 13%
Ted Cruz 4,664 1%
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (mEZce)

Not accurate because it's noon and 100% of precincts cannot be reporting?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 11:59 AM (xuouz)

345 According to KLBJ, "computer freezeups" and other "glitches" are causing voting snafus at locations all around Travis County.

how convenient, and "glitches" mean a Rubio vote only...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:59 AM (qCMvj)

346 Yeah I can't think of a single reason why paper ballots would go poorly.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 01, 2016 11:59 AM (gW5Vg)

347 Sherry McEvil: ...The surgery portion went very well....

Glad to hear it, and glad for your report, neighbor.

Praise the Lord.

Posted by: mindful webworker - vote [fill in the blank] at March 01, 2016 11:59 AM (gPTe0)

348 334
TX Republican Presidential Primary
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
John Kasich 311,654 71%
Marco Rubio 64,484 15%
Donald Trump 56,516 13%
Ted Cruz 4,664 1%

Wishful thinking?



More like mushrooms and peyote.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 12:00 PM (+058L)

349 John Oliver wrote something about Trump. Can't remember where I saw it mentioned.

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 12:00 PM (Fmupd)

350 There are no precincts reporting yet and anyone saying different is lying.

Results don't get released until after the polls close.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 01, 2016 12:00 PM (gW5Vg)

351 Now this is debatable. Trump is garnering the support of about 3 out of 10 republican voters in the primary.

Maybe today will be the day he actually earns the majority vote in some states unlike the plurality he's currently enjoying. I'm sorry but 30%-35% is not a tsunami, but just the good fortune of having the the field split 4 ways. The maths don't add up in the General but his path to a nomination looks great.
Posted by: Arson Wells at March 01, 2016 11:58 AM (UnJ7w)

I'll be reposting this in 8 hours and one of us will be right

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 12:00 PM (xuouz)

352 Read an article this morning, basically saying Trump is racist for wanting to stop Muslim immigration. Most of the people at the rally seemed to be from Oklahoma.

They didn't once mention the Oklahoma woman beheaded by her Muslim co worker. That could be a factor in how folks there feel about Muslim immigration. I haven't forgotten it but it seems that the media has

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 01, 2016 12:00 PM (Lqy/e)

353 328 What the hell is this???

http://tinyurl.com/zv74rvn


100% reporting? Yeah, right. I'm guessing that site is testing their Primary coverage page and accidentally went live with it. I'd expect it to disappear before too long.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:00 PM (kgM1p)

354 Not accurate because it's noon and 100% of precincts cannot be reporting?

Cook County, Illinois laughs in your general direction.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 12:01 PM (659DL)

355 John Oliver wrote something about Trump. Can't remember where I saw it mentioned.
Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 12:00 PM (Fmupd)

In one of my poooooooooooooooooooosts probably

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 12:01 PM (xuouz)

356
TX Republican Presidential Primary

100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING


Someone's test data got posted.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 12:01 PM (oVJmc)

357 Awesome Sherry!!

Posted by: Blano at March 01, 2016 12:01 PM (sdPF/)

358 What the hell is this???

If I had to guess, it's a mockup for the layout of the page - they build it and put dummy data in it so they know the system will work when they update it with real data later tonight.

Why they have to have the page accessible though is just stupid if that's the case.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 01, 2016 12:01 PM (PFy0L)

359 The Industrial Revolution hit around 1875, and this painting shows mass consumerism arrived shortly thereafter.

Capitalism is phenomenal.

Posted by: ALH at March 01, 2016 12:01 PM (uLuPn)

360 What the hell is this???


http://tinyurl.com/zv74rvn


TX Republican Presidential Primary

100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING

John Kasich 311,654 71%

Marco Rubio 64,484 15%

Donald Trump 56,516 13%

Ted Cruz 4,664 1%>>>

Kasich finally signed over his soul?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 01, 2016 12:02 PM (XtAzU)

361 328 What the hell is this???

http://tinyurl.com/zv74rvn


TX Republican Presidential Primary
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
John Kasich 311,654 71%
Marco Rubio 64,484 15%
Donald Trump 56,516 13%
Ted Cruz 4,664 1%
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (mEZce)

Austin. Just Austin. It's still morning in Texas, folks.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at March 01, 2016 12:03 PM (RD7QR)

362 >>I'm losing a 13 year old beagle to spinal cancer. She doesn't have long so shes getting some papering while she has some dignity left

Sitting here waiting for the vet to call me and give me the results of my dog's blood test. He's been having some trouble breathing. I've got a very bad feeling.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 01, 2016 12:03 PM (/tuJf)

363 >>>Thank you for providing book thread material.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 11:57 AM (kgM1p)

***

I apologize if I missed the meaning of "Open Thread".

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 01, 2016 12:03 PM (bpn7O)

364 Donna, that count is complete bullshit.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 01, 2016 12:03 PM (xEZkG)

365 Thanks again.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 01, 2016 11:55 AM


Thank YOU for the best news of the day!

Had this been yesterday, you would have headlined the Good News Thread.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 01, 2016 12:04 PM (D+xyy)

366
327 Resolved: America has devolved into a cesspool of under- and mis-educated instant-gratification simpletons.

We can reverse this trend with negative interest rates.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (659DL)


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And a much needed carbon tax plan.

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 12:04 PM (Fmupd)

367 Thanks to everyone who prayed for me yesterday with regards to my surgical biopsy. The wire setting was unpleasant, but, the doctor was very experienced and got things done very expeditiously. The surgery portion went very well. The surgeon told me that he got all of the small anomaly so even if the patholgy report is not good, I should not need a lumpectomy. I expect that report in 48-72 hours.

Thanks again.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 01, 2016 11:55 AM (kXoT0)


Good.

I got news yesterday about someone in the family diagnosed with ovarian cancer. After her treatment, the doctor told her she was cancer free. The surgeon actually said she was "cured," not in remission. I have never heard of an oncologist saying you are "cured." I hope he's right.

We've come a long way with cancer treatment.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:04 PM (qCMvj)

368 They didn't once mention the Oklahoma woman beheaded by her Muslim co worker. That could be a factor in how folks there feel about Muslim immigration. I haven't forgotten it but it seems that the media has
Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 01, 2016 12:00 PM (Lqy/e)

And he was slicing into another woman's neck when their boss shot him. That was an anti-gun control, anti-Muslim twofer.

Posted by: stace at March 01, 2016 12:04 PM (ozZau)

369 They didn't once mention the Oklahoma woman beheaded by her Muslim co worker. That could be a factor in how folks there feel about Muslim immigration. I haven't forgotten it but it seems that the media has
Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 01, 2016 12:00 PM (Lqy/e)

I haven't either.

I also haven't forgotten the Boston Marathon bombing, although many NE liberals apparently have.

I haven't forgotten this incident either, which took place less than two miles from where I lived at the time.
cnn.it/1SU62Ob

But every incident of jihadist violence, from UC San Merced to the shooting of the cop in Philly in his patrol car, gets washed down the memory hole.

Don't even mention Bali or Nigeria or Cameroon or Raqqa.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 12:04 PM (xuouz)

370 Donna, that count is complete bullshit.
Posted by: Seems legit at March 01, 2016 12:03 PM




Pretty much a non-starter....

Posted by: donna at March 01, 2016 12:04 PM (/dSsq)

371 IP - Grieved to learn about your doggeh. Give her a hug for me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 12:05 PM (9mTYi)

372 'll be reposting this in 8 hours and one of us will be right
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 12:00 PM (xuouz)

I all ready beat you to it smarty pants.




"but his path to a nomination looks great. "


I don't have any doubt Donald Trump is going to win the nomination and that support will start to cascade around him. It's just up this point the crowded field has all but ensured his place at the top.



Posted by: Arson Wells at March 01, 2016 12:05 PM (UnJ7w)

373 Just got back from the polling place. Voted Cruz. Was really tempted to vote Trump, there's a lot I like about him, but I could only pick one and had to go with solidity over ballsiness.

I'll happily vote for either in the general. Just please, God, not Rubio. I voted for him once in Florida, and have regretted that decision ever since.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 01, 2016 12:06 PM (HalrA)

374 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 11:56 AM (mEZce)

That adds up to what 440,000 Republican votes?

I think it must be only in a very limited area.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at March 01, 2016 12:06 PM (hLRSq)

375 Sorry about your pooch JackStraw.

And I'm glad to hear it Sherry.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 12:06 PM (xuouz)

376 I've been amazed at the GOPe's vicious, snarling attacks against Trump.

The Megan McCardle piece in Bloomberg was a hoot. "Hundreds" of Rubio-Bush Republicans emailing McCardle to voice their utter disgust that Donald Trump breathes the same air as they do. (hashtag-NeverTrump)

Nothing mentioned about the 16,000 former Dems in Mass. who re-registered in time to vote in their state's primary.

I read both Federalist articles mentioned Ace's post last night. Ben Domenech was spot on. The GOPe will not, under any circumstances, support either Trump or Cruz. They'll go under with Rubio and/or Romney (in the General).

Posted by: mrp at March 01, 2016 12:06 PM (JBggj)

377 No way the cat is going to use that broom. Just wants to look busy.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at March 01, 2016 12:06 PM (FtrY1)

378 311 Hi, Blano

Carrollton.

Posted by: Sal at March 01, 2016 12:06 PM (MRX6w)

379 KASICH WINS! KASICH WINS!

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 12:06 PM (Fmupd)

380 Posted by: JackStraw at March 01, 2016 12:03 PM (/tuJf)

The waiting, It sucks.
We took our girl to one of the best Vet Med schools at Iowa State and all they said was to make her last days matter. It's cheeseburgers from here on out if she wants em.

Posted by: IP - Corgi's taste like chicken at March 01, 2016 12:06 PM (aQQbl)

381 Kasich finally signed over his soul?


He would have to sign over his, and bring a dozen with him.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 12:07 PM (+058L)

382

Rush.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:07 PM (qCMvj)

383 And a much needed carbon tax plan.
Posted by: Soona
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More sensitivity training, and pivoting NASA to Muslim Outreach.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 12:07 PM (9mTYi)

384 The GOPe will not, under any circumstances, support either Trump or Cruz. They'll go under with Rubio and/or Romney (in the General).


Posted by: mrp at March 01, 2016 12:06 PM (JBggj)


Currently the GOP is 24% of Registered US voters.

Question, does a party which only represents 24% DESERVE to hold ALL the Federal Power? House, Senate, and Presidency?

Or does that show that our system is pretty out of whack.

Posted by: Ancient Moron Philisophical Question at March 01, 2016 12:08 PM (RK8AH)

385 Out: the group knows what you did
In: the cat knows what you did

Posted by: LizLem at March 01, 2016 12:08 PM (hvf9s)

386 Thanks again, everyone. I am hoping for a good pathology report. If the report is not good, I am hopeful that we got it early enough that any treatment plan will not be too horrible.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 01, 2016 12:08 PM (kXoT0)

387 So I voted for Cruz in the Early Voting. I feel bad so I will vote for Trump today, probably.

Actually, I'm going to vote twice for Trump so my first Cruz mistake vote doesn't cancel it out. We are a democracy after all.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 01, 2016 12:09 PM (UnJ7w)

388 311
Oh,, no! RED! I meant RED!
Forgive me- had a moment there.

Posted by: Sal at March 01, 2016 12:09 PM (MRX6w)

389 I read both Federalist articles mentioned Ace's post last night. Ben Domenech was spot on. The GOPe will not, under any circumstances, support either Trump or Cruz. They'll go under with Rubio and/or Romney (in the General).


Posted by: mrp at March 01, 2016 12:06 PM (JBggj)


And then they will lecture everyone about loyalty.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at March 01, 2016 12:09 PM (hLRSq)

390 >>We took our girl to one of the best Vet Med schools at Iowa State and all they said was to make her last days matter. It's cheeseburgers from here on out if she wants em.

Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 01, 2016 12:09 PM (/tuJf)

391 Sherry McEvil- many prayers and much positive juju.

Posted by: IP - Corgi's taste like chicken at March 01, 2016 12:10 PM (aQQbl)

392 385
Out: the group knows what you did

In: the cat knows what you did

Posted by: LizLem at March 01, 2016 12:08 PM (hvf9s)



Out in left field:

The cat is a spy for the group!

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 01, 2016 12:10 PM (HalrA)

393 Austin. Just Austin. It's still morning in Texas, folks.


Yes. We have two time zone in Texas. (Central & Mountain), but no international date line.

We're big, but not that big.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 12:10 PM (+058L)

394

Rush: says Republican party can't fade away, because Dems won't have a "villain" so they are complicit...etc

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:10 PM (qCMvj)

395 Maybe today will be the day he actually earns the majority vote in some states unlike the plurality he's currently enjoying. I'm sorry but 30%-35% is not a tsunami, but just the good fortune of having the the field split 4 ways. The maths don't add up in the General but his path to a nomination looks great.
Posted by: Arson Wells


I'm sort of Trump agnostic at this point, but I agree.

He's being portrayed as this groundswell when the truth is people like John McCain and Mitt Romney were getting a higher percentage of support in the primary at this point. Nobody was portraying that as some sort of movement.

And Trump has the highest percentage of Republicans saying they don't want him as the nominee.

But Trump probably wins the primary, but it has far more to do with a crowded field and the other contenders (stupidly) ignoring Trump and going after 2nd and 3rd place than it does some revolution.

About 1 out of 3 Republicans places illegal immigration at the top of their list (and I'm right there with them) and 30%+ wins the primary.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:10 PM (st1SS)

396 So I voted for Cruz in the Early Voting. I feel bad so I will vote for Trump today, probably.

Actually, I'm going to vote twice for Trump so my first Cruz mistake vote doesn't cancel it out. We are a democracy after all.
Posted by: Arson Wells at March 01, 2016 12:09 PM (UnJ7w)

Vote once for Carson, too, he seems like a nice guy.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 12:10 PM (xuouz)

397
Forgive me- had a moment there.


Went to the Bahamas for a few seconds there, did you?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 12:10 PM (LUgeY)

398 And then they will lecture everyone about loyalty.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at March 01, 2016 12:09 PM (hLRSq)


true that
same ole same ole

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:11 PM (qCMvj)

399 We took our girl to one of the best Vet Med schools at Iowa State and all they said was to make her last days matter. It's cheeseburgers from here on out if she wants em.



So sorry to hear that.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 12:11 PM (+058L)

400 Sorry about your dogs, JackStraw and IP. There are no words for how hard it is losing a fur baby--because they can't tell you that they understand and will be glad for the pain to be done.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 01, 2016 12:11 PM (kXoT0)

401 Thanks Jack. Praying for good results for you and your pooch my friend.

Posted by: IP - Corgi's taste like chicken at March 01, 2016 12:12 PM (aQQbl)

402 The shade goes 90 degrees right for the orange on the table, buut not for the basket on the floor?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 01, 2016 12:12 PM (jsWA8)

403 The NYT says one centerpiece of the Clinton effort to portray Trump as crazy and misogynist will be Bill Clinton speaking out on the campaign trail.

Trump will have a great time parading all the Clinton rape victims one by one, day after day.

Posted by: MTF at March 01, 2016 12:12 PM (TxJGV)

404 If you hate Cancer, then my video (link in my name) may offer hope at a new approach to preventing it and other health problems.

Posted by: scrood at March 01, 2016 12:12 PM (3b9U4)

405 Dusty in here.

Posted by: IP - Corgi's taste like chicken at March 01, 2016 12:13 PM (aQQbl)

406 402 The shade goes 90 degrees right for the orange on the table, buut not for the basket on the floor?
Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 01, 2016 12:12 PM (jsWA

Quantum screen filtering.*


*I totally made that up.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at March 01, 2016 12:13 PM (RD7QR)

407 The shade goes 90 degrees right for the orange on the table, buut not for the basket on the floor?
Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 01, 2016 12:12 PM (jsWA

Haha how did you notice that?

Were you looking for the tiny sniper?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 12:13 PM (xuouz)

408 same ole same ole

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:11 PM


Get ready for the great groundswell of support for Teh Mutt! Rombley 2016!

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 01, 2016 12:13 PM (D+xyy)

409 I read both Federalist articles mentioned Ace's post last night. Ben Domenech was spot on. The GOPe will not, under any circumstances, support either Trump or Cruz. They'll go under with Rubio and/or Romney (in the General).


Posted by: mrp


I don't believe the part though about Cruz.

Oh sure, there would be some grumbling about electability if he were the nominee, no matter the candidate there will always be that from the losing wing, but there would not be these defections and talk about blowing up the Convention.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:13 PM (st1SS)

410 Quantum screen filtering.*


*I totally made that up.



Sounds legit.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 12:13 PM (+058L)

411

Trump will have a great time parading all the Clinton rape victims one by one, day after day.

And if that doesn't work, there's always Benghazi.

Or the Cliton Foundation. Or her speaking fees.

Or the emails.

Or...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 12:14 PM (LUgeY)

412 Maybe today will be the day he actually earns the majority vote in some states unlike the plurality he's currently enjoying. I'm sorry but 30%-35% is not a tsunami, but just the good fortune of having the the field split 4 ways. The maths don't add up in the General but his path to a nomination looks great.
Posted by: Arson Wells

____

Funny because in 2008 when McCain was getting 40% in a 3 way race we were told they were landslide wins. Same with Romney in 2012.

Odd huh?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 01, 2016 12:14 PM (0LHZx)

413 I always look at paintings like that.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 01, 2016 12:14 PM (jsWA8)

414 Quantum screen filtering.*





*I totally made that up.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at March 01, 2016 12:13 PM (RD7QR)
______
Must be.
(Hey, I made a lame joke! Yay me!)

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 12:14 PM (MIKMs)

415 Dusty in here.
Posted by: IP



Very.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 12:15 PM (+058L)

416 Could be the time of day the painter was working, I guess.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 01, 2016 12:15 PM (jsWA8)

417 Trump will have a great time parading all the Clinton rape victims one by one, day after day.

And if that doesn't work, there's always Benghazi.

Or the Cliton Foundation. Or her speaking fees.

Or the emails.

Or...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 12:14 PM (LUgeY)

_______

Ben-ga-zee?
Emails?
Hillary raped someone?

No comprende amigo

Posted by: MSM at March 01, 2016 12:15 PM (0LHZx)

418 397Forgive me- had a moment there.


Went to the Bahamas for a few seconds there, did you?

Nah, Little Debbie Powdered Sugar donut...

Posted by: Sal at March 01, 2016 12:15 PM (MRX6w)

419 Cool Sal, thanks.

Posted by: Blano at March 01, 2016 12:17 PM (sdPF/)

420

oh, Rush on a roll now

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:17 PM (qCMvj)

421 "Yes. We have two time zone in Texas. (Central Mountain), but no international date line.



We're big, but not that big.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 12:10 PM (+058L)"


Yet.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 01, 2016 12:17 PM (QHgTq)

422 389 I read both Federalist articles mentioned Ace's post last night. Ben Domenech was spot on. The GOPe will not, under any circumstances, support either Trump or Cruz. They'll go under with Rubio and/or Romney (in the General).


Posted by: mrp at March 01, 2016 12:06 PM (JBggj)


And then they will lecture everyone about loyalty.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at March 01, 2016 12:09 PM (hLRSq)


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This is why I'm going to vote the way I will. Any dilution, any hint that the front runner after today doesn't have an overwhelming majority of delegates will throw this into a brokered convention where we'll end up with Kasich or someone like Romney

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 12:17 PM (Fmupd)

423 Oh sure, there would be some grumbling about
electability if he were the nominee, no matter the candidate there will
always be that from the losing wing, but there would not be these
defections and talk about blowing up the Convention.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:13 PM (st1SS)


I think you overestimate how honorable these people are, and underestimate the power of their egos. They know better than all of us little unpeople and are not going to let a mere peasant rabble such as ourselves dictate policy to them.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 01, 2016 12:17 PM (HalrA)

424 Ben-ga-zee?
Emails?
Hillary raped someone?

No comprende amigo
Posted by: MSM at March 01, 2016 12:15 PM (0LHZx)

Yes that's very true, but Trump being Trump, has a way of getting huge National and Local coverage no what the MSM may want.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2016 12:17 PM (mw8Dm)

425

comparing NYTimes crap with LATimes sitting on dirt on Obama

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:17 PM (qCMvj)

426 Not much activity at the polls today, looked like to me.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at March 01, 2016 12:17 PM (Z+1Ng)

427 407 The shade goes 90 degrees right for the orange on the table, buut not for the basket on the floor?
Posted by: CSMBigBird



Looks like sunlight coming thru a dormer window around 12:30 or 1:00 pm

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 12:18 PM (+058L)

428 People are going to lose their freakin' minds today.

Stay sane, my friends!

Posted by: Max Power at March 01, 2016 12:18 PM (QCc6B)

429 Posted by: MrScribbler at March 01, 2016 12:13 PM (D+xyy)

Yeah, I was reading that one and I was wondering if AllahPundit is still just trolling his readers or whether he had decided to sample his own supply. It is too late for Mitt to drop in and do anything other than tick off people and put the anti-Trump vote in further disarray.

All of the plotting and planning is reading to me like the IJN hoarding their strength and waiting for the final decisive battle with the USN - a Pacific Trafalgar - when the battle was already fought at Midway and in the Solomons. Way, way, too late.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at March 01, 2016 12:18 PM (hLRSq)

430 *whispered voice over*

We're here at Aces' apartment where we've secretly replaced his Folgers crystals with crystal methamphetamine. Let's see if anyone can tell the difference today.

Posted by: mega machines at March 01, 2016 12:19 PM (fbovC)

431
Trump vs. Hillary in the main event would be pretty interesting. I'd love to see them both at 45% positive and 49% negative, fighting over those last few voters who don't want to vote for either.
Who wins? Not us.

Posted by: Advo at March 01, 2016 12:19 PM (Ms4Um)

432 Posted by: mega machines at March 01, 2016 12:19 PM (fbovC)

Alright that was some funny shit there. Needed it. Thank you!

Posted by: IP - Corgi's taste like chicken at March 01, 2016 12:20 PM (aQQbl)

433 431 *whispered voice over*

We're here at Aces' apartment where we've secretly replaced his Folgers crystals with crystal methamphetamine. Let's see if anyone can tell the difference today.

Posted by: mega machines at March 01, 2016 12:19 PM (fbovC)


THREAD WINNER

Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 01, 2016 12:20 PM (gW5Vg)

434 Getting a bunch of "I voted for Ted" ads on my FaceBook sidebar. Don't recall seeing any before today. Seems a little late. The sub-heading on at least some of them is "He'll protect my rights". Anyone else getting something similar?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 12:21 PM (GDulk)

435 So I see the NRO and RedState have gone all-Trump-hate-all-the-time.

Article after article after article all saying the same thing:

Trump's a losing loser who loses and will lose the general and you're all losers and probably traitors if you vote for him.

Geez Louise. You'd think they could find an anti-Bernie or Hillary thing or three to write about. It's so over the top and repetitive.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 01, 2016 12:21 PM (r9tFS)

436 But Trump probably wins the primary, but it has far
more to do with a crowded field and the other contenders (stupidly)
ignoring Trump and going after 2nd and 3rd place than it does some
revolution.



About 1 out of 3 Republicans places illegal immigration at the top
of their list (and I'm right there with them) and 30%+ wins the primary.



Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:10 PM (st1SS)

===================It's almost the mirror opposite of the 2012 primary season. Nearly every heavy hitter in the GOP primary candidate pool was to the right of Mitt "Etch-a-Sketch" Romney. Romney was hard-pressed to break 30% in the early primaries, yet he did well in the winner-take-all primary states. That means, of course, that 60%+ of the early primary votes didn't go to Romney.Trump is an outsider, but in a lot of ways he's compatible with the GOPe value system - he's likely pro-choice, he's a capitalist, he's a "let's make a deal" guy. Trump doesn't come across to me as a "from my cold, dead hands" 2A kind of fellow. But he's his own man. And that won't do for the GOPe.


Posted by: mrp at March 01, 2016 12:21 PM (JBggj)

437 On the bright side, I'm catching a few MUMR posts today.

Posted by: Blano at March 01, 2016 12:22 PM (uiVGU)

438 'Nightly Show' Host Larry Wilmore Jokes About Killing Trump With 'Scalia's Pillow'




See, it's funny because 'conservative.'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 12:22 PM (mEZce)

439 I think you overestimate how honorable these people are, and underestimate the power of their egos. They know better than all of us little unpeople and are not going to let a mere peasant rabble such as ourselves dictate policy to them.
Posted by: Cato


It's not admiration of these people, I despise them also, but I don't think everyone that opposes Trump does it because of his stance on illegal immigration.

Cruz would have no problem uniting the GOP. He's not liked by the power brokers, but either was Reagan.

What many Republicans (both the good and bad ones) fear about Trump has nothing to do with him wanting to build a Wall, it's the CNN moment with Jake Tapper that scares the shit out of them.

There's not that fear with Ted Cruz or the other candidates.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:24 PM (st1SS)

440 Great. The feckless backstabbing cocksuckers are meeting with TFG now to discuss the Supreme Court.


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 12:24 PM (mEZce)

441
So I see the NRO and RedState have gone all-Trump-hate-all-the-time.

Article after article after article all saying the same thing:

Trump's a losing loser who loses and will lose the general and you're all losers and probably traitors if you vote for him.

Geez Louise. You'd think they could find an anti-Bernie or Hillary thing or three to write about. It's so over the top and repetitive.


Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 01, 2016 12:21 PM (r9tFS)
If you understand that the purpose of such places is to give baby-faced chin-strokers a safe space where their soft hands will never have to do manual labor and where each mail delivery brings an invite to an oh-so-swank boite where the latest DC gossip can be traded, you won't be so surprised.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 01, 2016 12:24 PM (X6fMO)

442 That painting is not realism ... no self respecting cat leaves a tempting piece of fabric sit there without shredding it. Unless it was neatly draped over his perch, and he has just finished pulling it off.

And putting a nice vase on the chair so the cat can't jump on the bird cage, seems like bad planning.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 01, 2016 12:24 PM (eUbDe)

443 TX Republican Presidential Primary

100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING

John Kasich 311,654 71%

Marco Rubio 64,484 15%

Donald Trump 56,516 13%

Ted Cruz 4,664 1%



I guess they were really impressed with Kasich's Fruit Ninja skills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqgkNtYbwwM

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at March 01, 2016 12:24 PM (1D4Ef)

444 Nah, Little Debbie Powdered Sugar donut...

=================

Little Debbie Nutter Butters for the win

Posted by: mrp at March 01, 2016 12:25 PM (JBggj)

445 "441
'Nightly Show' Host Larry Wilmore Jokes About Killing Trump With 'Scalia's Pillow'









See, it's funny because 'conservative.'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 12:22 PM (mEZce"



I would like to see a guest on his show, somebody like Adam Baldwin, reply something like,"You, know, Larry. It is because people like you are always making jokes like that one that motivates a lot of us to own guns."

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 01, 2016 12:26 PM (QHgTq)

446 Wait! Wait! I meant Little Debbie NUTTY BARS!

Forgive me ......

Posted by: mrp at March 01, 2016 12:26 PM (JBggj)

447
Little Debbie Nutter Butters for the win


Ideal bars.

I miss those.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 01, 2016 12:26 PM (LUgeY)

448 If you understand that the purpose of such places is to give baby-faced chin-strokers a safe space where their soft hands will never have to do manual labor and where each mail delivery brings an invite to an oh-so-swank boite where the latest DC gossip can be traded, you won't be so surprised.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 01, 2016 12:24 PM (X6fMO)



Know that I'm eyerolling at you really hard, MP. Lol.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 01, 2016 12:26 PM (gW5Vg)

449 The word "compromise" sickens me. The GOP ruined it for me.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 01, 2016 12:27 PM (xEZkG)

450 Trump vs. Hillary in the main event would be pretty interesting. I'd love to see them both at 45% positive and 49% negative, fighting over those last few voters who don't want to vote for either.
Who wins? Not us.
Posted by: Advo


If Trump goes in with that dynamic, he'll probably win as more people genuinely want Trump than want Hillary.

But I personally don't think Trump will be able to hold 45% of the country after 9 more months of this campaign, but we'll see.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:27 PM (st1SS)

451 Rubio's purgatory should be to send him back to the senate where he will diligently work on an immigration bill that has zero amnesty.

Then, maybe we will believe him.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 01, 2016 12:28 PM (GGCsk)

452 But I personally don't think Trump will be able to hold 45% of the country after 9 more months of this campaign, but we'll see.
Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:27 PM (st1SS)

Fair point, but did you ever think he would come this far?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2016 12:28 PM (mw8Dm)

453 I guess they were really impressed with Kasich's Fruit Ninja skills.
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One assumes that R's in Austin regard Kasich as the choice of 'thoughtful' people. Because, Austin.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 12:29 PM (9mTYi)

454 Who knew TFG played hockey as well.


http://tinyurl.com/z74h3ee

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 12:29 PM (mEZce)

455 Is that girl who's rapist Hillary Clinton defended by shredding the victim on the witness stand still alive?


If so, I wonder if she would like to tell her story.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 01, 2016 12:30 PM (QHgTq)

456 Fair point, but did you ever think he would come this far?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2016 12:28 PM (mw8Dm)



I most certainly didn't. I wake up every morning and think "Wtf?"

Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 01, 2016 12:30 PM (gW5Vg)

457 If Trump goes in with that dynamic, he'll probably win as more people genuinely want Trump than want Hillary.

But I personally don't think Trump will be able to hold 45% of the country after 9 more months of this campaign, but we'll see.

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I've always operated from the perspective that you have to have people who want to vote for you rather than just against your opponent.

While I won't vote for Trump, he seems to have a huge amount of voters who actually do want to vote for him.

I can't say the same about Hillary.

So while I am starting to have some doubts about whether Trump can beat Hillary, I think he still does. Helped by the fact that Hillary is simply the worst politician in history.

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 12:30 PM (gmeXX)

458 Hillary is now the love candidate, saying it is mean to say all Muslims are bad (as Trump nor Cruz ever say).

So Hillary says Republicans are xenophobic racists haters that hate, and name calling is a terrible trait for a leader .... except when she does it constantly it is fine.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 01, 2016 12:30 PM (eUbDe)

459 Anyone else getting something similar?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 12:21 PM


Nope, but I am getting a bunch of "If you're voting for that eeeeeevil mean meanie Trump, just unfriend me now!!11!!" crap from the Bernie Butt-boys and Hillary Hoisters.

I've made it my policy to never discuss anything controversial there. Heads explode, and tears are shed. Who needs it?

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 01, 2016 12:30 PM (D+xyy)

460 I apologize if I missed the meaning of "Open Thread".

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 01, 2016 12:03 PM (bpn7O)


Actually, no. I just poach liberally from other threads for book thread material. Sometimes I have a 'Moron Recommendation' section in the book thread, so that's usually where the poached stuff shows up.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:30 PM (kgM1p)

461 How's that for perspective. An 'Ette could get knocked up and give birth to a new Moron before the general election.

Maybe I'll have time to build my own bunker.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 01, 2016 12:30 PM (AJeMv)

462 Nope, but I am getting a bunch of "If you're voting for that eeeeeevil mean meanie Trump, just unfriend me now!!11!!" crap from the Bernie Butt-boys and Hillary Hoisters.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 01, 2016 12:30 PM (D+xyy)


You know, "Hillary hoisting" sounds like a really, really disgusting hobby.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:32 PM (kgM1p)

463 Fair point, but did you ever think he would come this far?
Posted by: Nevergiveup
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Never thought Perot would make it as far as he did. The Clintons were certainly happy about it.

I expect that they are pretty pleased now.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 12:32 PM (9mTYi)

464 >>>Actually, no. I just poach liberally from other threads for book thread material. Sometimes I have a 'Moron Recommendation' section in the book thread, so that's usually where the poached stuff shows up.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:30 PM (kgM1p)

***

I apologize for letting my spleen get the better of me.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 01, 2016 12:33 PM (bpn7O)

465

How the GOP Insiders Plan to Steal the Nod From Trump

http://bit.ly/1SfDP5o

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:34 PM (qCMvj)

466 As I suspected, the media has gone Full Godwin on Trump already -- wall-to-wall KKK and Nazi and Fascism comparisons and connections plastered all over the headlines today, all of it absurd and baseless needless to say.

I suspect that they had originally planned to roll out the Godwinization slowly over time, but they woke up this weekend realizing that it was now or never to stop Trump, so they uncorked every ridiculous "Gotcha" accusation all at once, in a last-ditch attempt to dent his performance on Super Tuesday.

I don't think it will change the outcome of today's elections, but the real problem is the future: Where can the media go from here? After you've launch an all-out Godwinization attack, there's no backing down, so it will only get worse and worse and more hysterical over the next eight months.

Nazi Nazi Nazi KKK KKK KKK fascist fascist fascist -- brace yourself, because that's all you're gonna hear about Trump (and by extension all conservatives) for the rest of the year.

Posted by: zombie at March 01, 2016 12:34 PM (jBuUi)

467 But I personally don't think Trump will be able to hold 45% of the country after 9 more months of this campaign, but we'll see.
Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:27 PM (st1SS)

Fair point, but did you ever think he would come this far?
Posted by: Nevergiveup


No I didn't.

I feel like most elections I can easily figure out how they will unfold. This one is definitely very different.

I think my big fear is though that most people simply don't follow this stuff very closely, and when you have someone with almost 100% name recognition like Trump, it tends to distort support much higher until the moment people really take a closer look.

I hope I'm wrong, but the more I see of Trump the crazier I think he gets and think political gravity eventually kicks in.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:34 PM (st1SS)

468 And Happy Hug-a-Muslim Day horde!!




*kidding


Happy Pig Day!


National Pig Day is an event held annually on March 1 in the United States to celebrate the pig. The holiday celebration was started in 1972 by sisters Ellen Stanley, a teacher in Lubbock, Texas, and Mary Lynne Rave of Beaufort, North Carolina. According to Rave the purpose of National Pig Day is 'to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man's most intellectual and domesticated animals'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 12:35 PM (mEZce)

469 You know, "Hillary hoisting" sounds like a really, really disgusting hobby.


Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:32 PM


Any "hobby" involving Hillary sounds pretty disgusting, OM.

I was looking for an alliteration, and wanted to avoid the howls of outrage from the active-imagination crowd if I said "Hillary Humpers."

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 01, 2016 12:35 PM (D+xyy)

470 Heh. That handprint story in the sidebar. All this wonder and amazement. "They're too small to even be a baby's hand and the fingers are too long!" OMG What is going on! Next sentence "Oh they're lizard or crocodile feet."

*Thud*

Posted by: buzzion at March 01, 2016 12:35 PM (zt+N6)

471 I've made it my policy to never discuss anything controversial there. Heads explode, and tears are shed. Who needs it?
Posted by: MrScribbler at March 01, 2016 12:30 PM (D+xyy)


And Facebook is a committed censor of WrongThink. Why give them material against yourself?

Spy agencies used to have to work hard to get the sort of info we voluntarily put up on the Internets now.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at March 01, 2016 12:35 PM (1D4Ef)

472 As I suspected, the media has gone Full Godwin on Trump already --
wall-to-wall KKK and Nazi and Fascism comparisons and connections
plastered all over the headlines today, all of it absurd and baseless
needless to say.



So Trump has now received the crucial Democrat endorsement. You notice the Reds didn't bother to go after Kasich, Carson, Fiorina, et al., or even Yeb.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 01, 2016 12:36 PM (oKE6c)

473 I most certainly didn't. I wake up every morning and think "Wtf?" Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 01, 2016 12:30 PM (gW5Vg)

Confused Hulk smash podcast?

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at March 01, 2016 12:37 PM (1D4Ef)

474 Helped by the fact that Hillary is simply the worst politician in history.
Posted by: SH
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You know, I can't even think of her as a 'politician'. She's never demonstrated any skills or knowledge.

She's more of an actor, with mediocre skills.

Kind an evil Milli Vanilli of the Democrat Party. She's propped up by the machine, but there's no substance there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 12:37 PM (9mTYi)

475 Daughter works in theater. I mader her promise to take a 48 hr. moratorium on FB, 'cause I can't deal with parsing her friends for her anxiety disorder today and tomorrow.

Posted by: Sal at March 01, 2016 12:37 PM (MRX6w)

476 Nazi Nazi Nazi KKK KKK KKK fascist fascist fascist
-- brace yourself, because that's all you're gonna hear about Trump (and
by extension all conservatives) for the rest of the year.
Posted by: zombie at March 01, 2016 12:34 PM


And that's just NRO and Tepid Air....

If the results come in as expected tonight, I expect Poppin' Fresh to unhinge totally.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 01, 2016 12:38 PM (D+xyy)

477 Well, it's that time, folks. Off to the polling place to do our civic dooty.

As if it mattered.

Posted by: mindful webworker - citizen at March 01, 2016 12:38 PM (gPTe0)

478 No I didn't.

I feel like most elections I can easily figure out how they will unfold. This one is definitely very different.

I think my big fear is though that most people simply don't follow this stuff very closely, and when you have someone with almost 100% name recognition like Trump, it tends to distort support much higher until the moment people really take a closer look.

I hope I'm wrong, but the more I see of Trump the crazier I think he gets and think political gravity eventually kicks in.
Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:34 PM (st1SS)


Yeah that is mostly how I feel also. But "gravity" seems to be suspended this year. And on the counter balance side, hillary is one fuckin miserable Candidate. I am done predicting this year. This is a crazy year and past rules do not hold.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2016 12:38 PM (mw8Dm)

479 Think about how Trump has only gotten stronger
the more exposure he gets. He also growing across demographics.

Now contrast that against The Unlikable Hag, their low voter turnout and Democrats openly lamenting her lack of appeal.

Oh yeah, and the pesky little FBI Criminal Prob.

The Hag's Campaign Plan is reportedly to try and make Trump less likable than her. Good luck with that.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 01, 2016 12:38 PM (GGCsk)

480 She's more of an actor, with mediocre skills.

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Like George Clooney. Popular, but you don't really know why.

Of course, I like Clooney a lot more than Hilllary.

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 12:38 PM (gmeXX)

481 Posted by: zombie at March 01, 2016 12:34 PM (jBuUi)

I suspect that they had also originally intended all of that for Cruz, but are using it on Trump since he's making the most noise. So we end up with "TRUMP IS HORRIBLE!! And Cruz Is A Poopy-Head too!" which doesn't have the impact against him that they'd planned (and may even weaken the cries against Trump as well).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 12:38 PM (GDulk)

482 So Trump has now received the crucial Democrat endorsement. You notice the Reds didn't bother to go after Kasich, Carson, Fiorina, et al., or even Yeb.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 01, 2016 12:36 PM (oKE6c)

Or Cruz or Rubio, for that matter.

Posted by: ALH at March 01, 2016 12:39 PM (uLuPn)

483 so cat is trying to use the broomstick to open the bird cage, because lunchtime?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 01, 2016 12:39 PM (dBmVV)

484 Posted by: MrScribbler at March 01, 2016 12:38 PM (D+xyy)

I swear Treacher is coming unhinged... a meltdown is eminent..

Posted by: IP at March 01, 2016 12:40 PM (aQQbl)

485
How the GOP Insiders Plan to Steal the Nod From Trump


Excellent article.

The fight we're looking at is not between individual candidates, its between the electorate and the corrupt machines that run the system for its own purposes.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 12:40 PM (oVJmc)

486 Rush: says Republican party can't fade away, because Dems won't have a "villain" so they are complicit...etc

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:10 PM (qCMvj)


I don't buy this. Democrats are like Moslems. If there's no external enemy worth fighting, they'll just turn on each other. It'll be a "more socialist than thou" blue-on-blue fracas that will have all the intellectual sophistication of a Three Stooges pie fight.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:40 PM (kgM1p)

487 >>> Actually, no. I just poach liberally from other threads for book thread material.

Oh that reminds me. Mentioned last night that a guy I like found a book he said made him think of me, let me borrow it last night. It is all about the history of landscape architecture and has detailed renderings!!! The 18th Century chapter has gorgeous drawings of the landscapes for Monticello, Mount Vernon and the Governor's mansion in Williamsburg. Ties in nicely with my Founding Gardeners book I keep meaning to finish. Am in 7th heaven.

/nerdily nerding

Posted by: LizLem at March 01, 2016 12:40 PM (hvf9s)

488 Grandson is still asleep. Pretty amazing. Hah, revenge of the free babysitter grandparent when they pick him up and expect him to eat dinner and go to bed.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 12:40 PM (MIKMs)

489 There's no light because the owner has used up his ration of electricity for the month.






Go, Cruz.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at March 01, 2016 12:41 PM (WlQGZ)

490 Jake Tapper asked Gov Greg Abbott if Trump should have denounced the kkk and Abbott said that was up to Trump, so now dems are doing the same "Abbott won't denounce the kkk" bullshit that repubs did to Trump and of course repubs are whining about like the hypocritical bitches they are, it's hilarious.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at March 01, 2016 12:41 PM (yos+4)

491 I swear Treacher is coming unhinged... a meltdown is eminent..

Posted by: IP at March 01, 2016 12:40 PM (aQQbl)


Treacher hasn't been the same since he got clobbered by that presidential motorcade limo which shattered his knee.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:41 PM (kgM1p)

492 so cat is trying to use the broomstick to open the bird cage, because lunchtime?

I think I saw this in a LucasArts adventure game.

Posted by: pixel hunting at March 01, 2016 12:41 PM (2WoCi)

493 I wonder what the October surprise will be this time around.

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 12:42 PM (Fmupd)

494 Cast my vote for Cruz.

Posted by: jmel at March 01, 2016 12:42 PM (0qGmP)

495 Election day and the horde is playing nice.


🍻

🍪

👍

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 12:42 PM (mEZce)

496 I liked more the painting "Carel Jozeph Grips a Domestic's Posterior"

Posted by: dib at March 01, 2016 12:42 PM (VJOLZ)

497 The fight we're looking at is not between
individual candidates, its between the electorate and the corrupt
machines that run the system for its own purposes.




Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 12:40 PM (oVJmc)


Exactly. And if either Trump or Cruz gets the nomination, those machines lose. The Establishment and the Democrats both losing is the important thing. Sabotaging their agenda is critically important to the survival of the United States as we know it. If the choice also benefits me, it's just icing on the cake.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 01, 2016 12:43 PM (HalrA)

498 What a wonderful painting. Thanks to RD. I am curious why there is a book press in the parlor. That's the kind of thing I would do. The painting is so detailed and accurate you can see the cat planning how to kill the owners.

Posted by: JTB at March 01, 2016 12:44 PM (FvdPb)

499 I've always operated from the perspective that you have to have people who want to vote for you rather than just against your opponent.

While I won't vote for Trump, he seems to have a huge amount of voters who actually do want to vote for him.

I can't say the same about Hillary.

So while I am starting to have some doubts about whether Trump can beat Hillary, I think he still does. Helped by the fact that Hillary is simply the worst politician in history.
Posted by: SH

______________


I agree with that, but I run into so many Republicans that are "real" Obama-hating conservatives that don't like him.

My logical conclusion is that if conservatives hate him, how is somebody that doesn't vote based on ideology going to feel?

Before trump went political, I frankly was disgusted by almost everything about the guy. To me he was a "business" genius like Kim Kardashian was a business genius. Just a constant attention whore.

Also, Hillary IS a terrible politician, but we've had terrible politicians before as President. She will look like an old comfortable pair of shoes to many voters.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:44 PM (st1SS)

500 Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:41 PM (kgM1p)

And then given a ticket for jay-walking and refusal for the government to pay his medical bills when he had proof he had been in the crosswalk. I don't blame him for going nuts, but it does take another useful voice away from the right.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 12:44 PM (GDulk)

501

I plead ignorance on the details. This is mind boggling.

Then there is rule 40-B.Please note that Rule 40 as it is currently written expires on the day before the convention when the Rules Committee meets to make up the new Rules of the Convention and for the Republican Party for the next 4 years. Rule 40-B currently requires a nominee to have "the majority of the permanently seated delegates from at least 8 states." Romney lawyer Ben Ginsberg was able to change Rule 40 from "plurality of the delegates from at least 5 states" to the current rule. The potential for skullduggery is clear. Even if Trump runs the tables in the primaries winning a plurality in virtually every state the rule can be tailored by a controlled Rules Committee to prevent a Trump nomination.

Rule 40-B used to require a majority in six states but when Congressman Ron Paul met that goal it was quickly changed to eight states. Under control of the insiders the number of states required can be amended to any number to block Trump.


and they wonder why Trump?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:45 PM (qCMvj)

502 >>> Jake Tapper asked Gov Greg Abbott if Trump should have denounced the kkk and Abbott said that was up to Trump, so now dems are doing the same "Abbott won't denounce the kkk" bullshit that repubs did to Trump and of course repubs are whining about like the hypocritical bitches they are, it's hilarious.
Posted by: All Teh Meh at March 01, 2016 12:41 PM (yos+4)

I am interested to see if this moves the Overton window of "ooh you mention controversial person in your question I must immediately denounce them and burn down all the things." Not that KKK is good but is good to not always kneejerkily react to everything. The fact the libs treat this as a sign that Trump is a secret Kleagle or something amuses me greatly.

Posted by: LizLem at March 01, 2016 12:45 PM (hvf9s)

503 486, if the Republican Party is destroyed, the Dems will simply double down on Conservatives. Who is their true enemy.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at March 01, 2016 12:45 PM (WlQGZ)

504 This is great.

If I can't have Cruz, I want Trump.

The beauty of all this foam-flecked raving-

is that they are pre-vetting Trump, if it doesn't work.

What are they going to throw at him?


They've done the worst that they can.


But, they couldn't be fucked to bring .00001% of this passion and resistance against Obama,

they wouldn't support their voters. At. All.


My heart wants Cruz. My mind too.

So, I suppose it's my medulla oblongata yelling-

Reap the whirlwind, bitchez!

Reap the whirlwind!

Posted by: naturalfake at March 01, 2016 12:46 PM (0cMkb)

505 Oooh, reDHQ coverage, they may actually be holding results back until the evening and leaving the early results tabulation for subscribers: they've recently made the newsletter a $10 subscription.

I'm gonna get it but since I usually never pay nothing for internet things I know that might be a tough sell.

NO IT'S NOT SUPPORT THE MINIONS OF THE HQ

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 12:46 PM (xuouz)

506 >>> Election day and the horde is playing nice.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 12:42 PM (mEZce)

Continuation of last night's happiness thread?

Posted by: LizLem at March 01, 2016 12:46 PM (hvf9s)

507 #500 yes, agree 100%

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:46 PM (kgM1p)

508 re: DDHQ***

:/

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 12:47 PM (xuouz)

509 Also, Hillary IS a terrible politician, but we've
had terrible politicians before as President. She will look like an old
comfortable pair of shoes to many voters.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:44 PM (st1SS)
________
As the great Lord Vetinari (via Pratchett) says, 'people don't want news, they want olds.'

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 12:47 PM (MIKMs)

510 It is a pretty painting, one of those that makes you wish you could see the original. 'Course it'd be much better with a dog.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 01, 2016 12:48 PM (dBmVV)

511 My logical conclusion is that if conservatives hate him, how is somebody that doesn't vote based on ideology going to feel?

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

I think they will like him - at least over Hillary.

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 12:48 PM (gmeXX)

512 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:45 PM (qCMvj)

This. After working in the nominating process in two different states I came to realize that all the important stuff is decided *long* beforehand and it is decided by I very closed group who have absolutely no intention of giving up that power. I could never be an official Libertarian, but I do definitely sympathize with their frustration at being closed out of the system.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 12:49 PM (GDulk)

513 Boy, people in the 1800s sure did leave a lot of fruit lying around on tabletops.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 01, 2016 12:49 PM (dBmVV)

514 Feel Good headline from mrctv.org (LINK at Drudge):

"Food Stamp Users Near Record Despite Low Unemployment Rate"

Posted by: mrp at March 01, 2016 12:49 PM (JBggj)

515 'Course it'd be much better with a dog.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 01, 2016 12:48 PM


The dog is in the urn on the chair.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 01, 2016 12:49 PM (D+xyy)

516 Lots of people (and insufferable twits) at the Federalist and New Republic are hoping that if Trump wins big tonight, he'll show up for the victory speech with a hood and swastika.

Posted by: jwest at March 01, 2016 12:49 PM (Zs4uk)

517 As the great Lord Vetinari (via Pratchett) says, 'people don't want news, they want olds.'

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 12:47 PM (MIKMs)


Heh. Lord Vetinari is (was?) a firm believer in the rule 'one man, one vote.' He was the man, and he had the vote.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:50 PM (kgM1p)

518 Continuation of last night's happiness thread?

Posted by: LizLem at March 01, 2016 12:46 PM (hvf9s)


Seems to be. Nice.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 12:50 PM (mEZce)

519 Just talking about Treacher brings up a nightmare scenario.

Imagine going through eight years of Fredo only to be run over by his motorcade going to Andrews for the SCOAMT's final flight out of DC.

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 12:50 PM (Fmupd)

520 Furst's first was "Your Day in the Barrel".

How the man ever prefigured the HQ, I will never know.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 01, 2016 12:50 PM (bpn7O)

521 >>MSNBC also gave that fat dolt Schultz his walking papers.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)
I think you ment waddling papers.

Posted by: Aviator at March 01, 2016 12:51 PM (b3p08)

522 How open is this thread really?

Posted by: Caitlyn at March 01, 2016 12:51 PM (gxIP7)

523

so disheartening

Surely the party pros know that a nomination wrenched from the hands of Donald Trump would be worthless but they don't care. The ruling elite that has dominated the party would rather have globalist Hillary Clinton than the uncontrollable nationalist Donald Trump. The idea of a president not beholden to the ruling elite is more than they can stand.

There are many great aphorisms in politics but this one may be the key to who ends up President: he who knows the rules, rules. Right now, it's Reince and the Racketeers who know them best. Beware Republicans: the big steal is coming.


sigh
no hope, he says loudly

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:51 PM (qCMvj)

524 That's John Kerry under the sheet.

Posted by: JT at March 01, 2016 12:51 PM (YcncK)

525 Posted by: LizLem at March 01, 2016 12:45 PM (hvf9s)

It would be lovely if officials would just refuse to do these ridiculous Rituals of Renunciation about third parties they have nothing to do with personally. Acceding to such demands only increases the impression of collective guilt for something *done by an _enemy_*.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 12:51 PM (GDulk)

526
I plead ignorance on the details. This is mind boggling.


Yes, it is.

The party is a ruling class, and perfectly willing to impress *its* will on the entirety of R voters. The rules will be altered to produce the outcome they want.

Your vote means nothing.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 12:52 PM (oVJmc)

527 My logical conclusion is that if conservatives hate him, how is somebody that doesn't vote based on ideology going to feel?

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

I think they will like him - at least over Hillary.
Posted by: SH



Probably, but it's not really conservative voters that worry me. Most right-leaning people will support Trump. I know he has my support.

But never in my life have I see this much resistance for a nominee, and almost none of it is based on ideology.

Had someone like say a Ross Perot had gotten the GOP nomination and ran on that same platform as Trump, there wouldn't be near the vitriol.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:52 PM (st1SS)

528 Rule 40-B used to require a majority in six states but when Congressman Ron Paul met that goal it was quickly changed to eight states. Under control of the insiders the number of states required can be amended to any number to block Trump.

and they wonder why Trump?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:45 PM (qCMvj)


As Comrade Stalin reminds us, it's not those who vote that counts; it's those who count the votes.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:53 PM (kgM1p)

529 513 Boy, people in the 1800s sure did leave a lot of fruit lying around on tabletops.
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 01, 2016 12:49 PM (dBmVV)


I just assumed that was the most exciting thing they could find to paint back then.

Posted by: AD at March 01, 2016 12:53 PM (QWY55)

530

sounds like a Moron on Rush
(a pro-Trump) Moron (which is fine; he sounds like a fighter)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:53 PM (qCMvj)

531 "503
486, if the Republican Party is destroyed, the Dems will simply double down on Conservatives. Who is their true enemy.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at March 01, 2016 12:45 PM (WlQGZ)"

They will keep a few gelded ones around in Washington as part of the spectacle. The Harlem Globetrotters need the Washington Generals in order to put on a show.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 01, 2016 12:54 PM (QHgTq)

532 But never in my life have I see this much resistance for a nominee, and almost none of it is based on ideology.

--------

Can't speak for others, but my resistance is ideologically based.

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 12:54 PM (gmeXX)

533 522 How open is this thread really?
Posted by: Caitlyn at March 01, 2016 12:51 PM (gxIP7)


"This thread is warmer than the warmest sunshine
Softer than a sigh
This thread is deeper than the deepest ocean
Wider than the sky
This thread is brighter than the brightest star
Every night as I go to hed
And there is nothing in this world
That can ever change this thread."

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:55 PM (kgM1p)

534 "As Comrade Stalin reminds us, it's not those who vote that counts; it's those who count the votes.


Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 12:53 PM (kgM1p)"


I thought that quote was from Reinse Priebus.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 01, 2016 12:55 PM (QHgTq)

535 I enjoyed seeing the news last night of the #whichhillary and #whichhillarycensored controversy. Even if Twitter's claims are true and they did not silence Sanderistas critical of Hill (which I seriously doubt), every little spark of distrust for Twitter, from the right and now from the left, will lead closer to its irrelevance.

Huffpo ran an article last night trying to run interference for Twitter. Yah good luck with that hon.

Posted by: LizLem at March 01, 2016 12:56 PM (hvf9s)

536 If the GOP tries to take it away from Trump, then you really are looking at a 50 state victory for Hillary and really the entire elected Congress could lose.

I know some people think that's a bonus, but I could see a real conservative political party being in the wilderness for a very long time as the US is turned into Venezuela.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:56 PM (st1SS)

537 Know that I'm eyerolling at you really hard, MP. Lol.Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 01, 2016 12:26 PM (gW5Vg)I made Cochran LOL? My life's work is completed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 01, 2016 12:56 PM (X6fMO)

538 I hope I'm wrong, but the more I see of Trump the crazier I think he gets and think political gravity eventually kicks in.
Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:34 PM (st1SS)


This is my feeling too.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 01, 2016 12:56 PM (UnJ7w)

539

A new superPAC has dumped $10 million dollars into blistering negative TV ads against Trump in the last three days. The Koch brothers and their associates deny funding the effort but they denials are questionable at best. The New York Times reported Sunday that the Rubio and Kasich campaigns are now openly planning on a "brokered convention" to stop Trump in the back rooms in Cleveland. The New York Daily News reported that Barbara Bush has vowed revenge against Trump for ending the "low energy" campaign of her son Jeb, the anointed one and that the Bush clan is all-in in the effort to stop Trump. The News reported that Jeb may transfer the $25 to $30 million in SuperPAC funds he has left to an anti-Trump effort

instead of giving the money to Cruz
tricks and games

so they told Rubio if he doesn't win FL, he's out - he looks that stressed out, so I believe it

and then, it's Romney? w.t.f.?!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:57 PM (qCMvj)

540
The fight we're looking at is not between individual candidates, its
between the electorate and the corrupt machines that run the system for
its own purposes.

THIS.

Posted by: shibumi, RIP USA at March 01, 2016 12:58 PM (7FH+T)

541
I know some people think that's a bonus, but I could see a real
conservative political party being in the wilderness for a very long
time as the US is turned into Venezuela.


If we get to that point, as Cruz said, we're arguing distinctions between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 12:58 PM (oVJmc)

542 Six hours until I can buy beer. *Sigh*

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 01, 2016 12:58 PM (xWy6i)

543 The best part of a Trump victory would to watch half of Hollywood leave the U.S.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at March 01, 2016 12:59 PM (WlQGZ)

544 That is some butt-ugly wall paper.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 01, 2016 11:10 AM (r65B3)


Don't think it's wallpaper. More likely pressed-tin or molded plaster panels, painted. That sort of thing was very popular in the era.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 01, 2016 12:59 PM (afR/C)

545 How open is this thread really?
Posted by: Caitlyn at March 01, 2016 12:51 PM (gxIP7)

Not quite ready for Gender Confirmation Surgery, but taking hormones?

Posted by: LizLem at March 01, 2016 12:59 PM (hvf9s)

546 "536
If the GOP tries to take it away from Trump, then you really are looking
at a 50 state victory for Hillary and really the entire elected
Congress could lose.



I know some people think that's a bonus, but I could see a real
conservative political party being in the wilderness for a very long
time as the US is turned into Venezuela.





Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 12:56 PM (st1SS)"


Canada had a similar sort of split between the establishment Conservative party and the sort of Tea Party Reform party. During that time the Liberals fundamentally changed Canada and rivaled Zimbabawe for corruption.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 01, 2016 12:59 PM (QHgTq)

547

Trump's going to go Indie.
He will have no choice.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:00 PM (qCMvj)

548
so they told Rubio if he doesn't win FL, he's out - he looks that stressed out, so I believe it



and then, it's Romney? w.t.f.?!


They desperately need someone to split the vote. They'll pay, and pay for, anyone who might take a chunk away from Trump so they can broker the election.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 01:00 PM (oVJmc)

549 Can't speak for others, but my resistance is ideologically based.
Posted by: SH



The conservatives I know don't care all that much that say Trump doesn't want to defund Planned Parenthood.

They like Trump's tough stance on the Border, support a wall, are tired of the open trade deals, etc. That's his main platform.

What they don't like is that he seems to be more of a carnie than someone who could be President, and they are worried everyone else will see the Emperor has no clothes and give the hated Hillary a landslide election.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 01:01 PM (st1SS)

550 Hairy Reid seems to have surrendered on SCOTUS, saying the November vote will determine who succeeds Scalia.

Boom.

Posted by: MTF at March 01, 2016 01:01 PM (TxJGV)

551 532 But never in my life have I see this much resistance for a nominee, and almost none of it is based on ideology.

--------

Can't speak for others, but my resistance is ideologically based.
Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 12:54 PM (gmeXX)


My resistance would be ideological based if I was sure what his ideology was except for 3-4 issues. I actually did enjoy a decent amount of his fights and thought a decent amount of what he did was useful. It's the Bush/9/11/Iraq comments that finally and completely sent me overboard.

Posted by: AD at March 01, 2016 01:02 PM (QWY55)

552 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 12:57 PM (qCMvj)

Yep, because they hate Cruz too. If Trump were to drop out we'd be seeing articles about "Why I Can Never Vote Fro Cruz" that would look like the current ones about Trump with the name just changed. Like Palin, Cruz is threatening to hold the Rs to their professed ideology and the rest *hate* that. They've made it pretty clear that keeping their word to the voters is not an actual option.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 01:02 PM (GDulk)

553 That cat has an imperious look about him. Someone should run a vacuum cleaner though that room to show him who's the boss.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 01, 2016 01:02 PM (R+30W)

554 Just got back from the poll.
One more ballot in Va for TrusTed.

Posted by: Chi at March 01, 2016 01:02 PM (jI+pw)

555 If the GOP tries to take it away from Trump, then you really are looking at a 50 state victory for Hillary and really the entire elected Congress could lose.

----------

Here is my thinking. If Trump does not win the majority of the delegates, why should he get the nomination? I think it is a fair point to ask why anyone of the remaining 3 should get the nomination. Now in a normal situation, you would broker a deal, maybe with the top 2 or 2 of the top 3 with the top getter getting the top ticket. But I don't see Cruz or Rubio (or their supporters) supporting such a plan.

So let's assume, we are at this point, and it is a brokered convetion (I know, I know, this is a political junkie's dream, but not possible - though in this year maybe it is).

Trump did not win the majority - there is clearly a majority against him. Trump did win a plurality - there is clearly a big plurality for him.

What do you do?

1. Just give it to Trump. That leaves a lot of people angry because they voted against him.

2. Give it to Rubio / Jeb / Mitt. Satisfies the donor class that just got trounced. Will cause a voter revolt. And for good reason.

3. Give it to Cruz who may be acceptable to most of the voters in both the Trump and Rubio camp, though who clearly is unacceptable to the GOP power brokers. Could Trump go along with this just to show that he holds the cards and to stick it to the GOP?

4. Broker it for someone else? Is there any other politician out there that could be remotely acceptable and would not be seen as the GOPe winning? Rick Perry?

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 01:02 PM (gmeXX)

556 Trump voters reporting their ballots are being changed to Rubio on Texas and Tennessee. Ann Coulter's twitter account has links.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:02 PM (xuouz)

557 Hairy Reid seems to have surrendered on SCOTUS, saying the November vote will determine who succeeds Scalia.

Boom.
Posted by: MTF at March 01, 2016 01:01 PM (TxJGV)


not going to hold my breath

or, he really thinks shrillary will win

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:02 PM (qCMvj)

558 Iam probably naive, but how in heck could the Koch brothers fund absolutely everything some leftist doesn't like? I know they are wealthy and probably much wealthier than Trump, but really. The Feds don't have as much borrowed money as the Kochs are supposedly throwing around.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 01:03 PM (MIKMs)

559

Can we get a new thread? This one smells worse than my day old Knickers....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 01, 2016 01:03 PM (HSmrB)

560 Say!

Anybody here know how to Madison?

Posted by: stuiec at March 01, 2016 01:03 PM (eetvJ)

561 "They desperately need someone to split the vote.
They'll pay, and pay for, anyone who might take a chunk away from Trump
so they can broker the election.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 01:00 PM (oVJmc)"

Well, if they really wanted to split the Republican vote they would be running ads trying to persuade black voters to vote for Ben Carson in the Republican primary. Problem is that Hillary Clinton needs every black vote she can get because all the white kids who have not yet grown up and become Republicans will be voting for Bernie.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 01, 2016 01:03 PM (QHgTq)

562 Canada had a similar sort of split between the establishment Conservative party and the sort of Tea Party Reform party. During that time the Liberals fundamentally changed Canada and rivaled Zimbabawe for corruption.
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole


+1
And I really don't want to be in a Nursing Home before we can sort it out.

99% of this whole split would have never happened had the Establishment not been so obsessed with cutting an Amnesty deal.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 01:04 PM (st1SS)

563 Brokered convention. The threat of that is why I'm voting the way I am. A brokered convention, one way or the other, will truly be the end of the Great Experiment.

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 01:04 PM (Fmupd)

564 Why is it called a thread, anyway?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 01, 2016 01:05 PM (FkBIv)

565 99% of this whole split would have never happened had the Establishment not been so obsessed with cutting an Amnesty deal.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 01:04 PM (st1SS)


rubio had this in the bag if he hadn't gone full traitor

what a dope

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:06 PM (qCMvj)

566 Brokered convention. The threat of that is why I'm voting the way I am. A brokered convention, one way or the other, will truly be the end of the Great Experiment.

----------

Why? Is it the potential result or just the fact of a brokered convention? Again, why should someone who has not won a majority of the votes win automatically (this assumes this is true of course)?

And I know why it should not result in a GOPe candidate?

But could it result in another candidate that could be acceptable? I don't know if one exists. Just asking.

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 01:06 PM (gmeXX)

567 I'm a Stop Trump person.

There are good people in the conservative blogosphere who are Trump supporters. There are good people in the conservative blogosphere who are #neverTrump.

I'm against Trump because I think he's a con man and a would-be fascist if he gets power in government. He's been screwing the little guy for years. I'm grateful for three things he's done in this race, but I think he'd be a truly terrible, anti-liberty president. Not that Hillary would be any better.

Posted by: stace at March 01, 2016 01:07 PM (ozZau)

568 Will Monty grace us with an Epic DOOM Post tomorrow?

Posted by: Paladin (Moderately Nefarious) at March 01, 2016 01:07 PM (WujO7)

569 521 >>MSNBC also gave that fat dolt Schultz his walking papers.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

I think you ment waddling papers.

Posted by: Aviator at March 01, 2016 12:51 PM (b3p0


I love his SuperPAC failure. $25. Dude.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 01:07 PM (mEZce)

570 It's amazing to me how the MSM and the elites can keep scaring you folks with their schemes and plans.

They've been attempting to enact these schemes and plans all along, and they have consistently failed.

So now they announce fresh schemes and plans (to "steal" the nomination from Trump) and suddenly we're all worried that they'll succeed?

Here's my prediction:

Trump will win big tonight. Very big. And all the plans of the GOPe and the Bush clan and the Kochs and the MSM and Rubio will go down the toilet.

They have become irrelevant. But they don't yet know it.

Stop reacting to these dinosaurs. Let 'em scheme. Trump's level of popularity is now beyond the "margin of fraud," so there's nothing they can do to stop him.

Posted by: zombie at March 01, 2016 01:07 PM (jBuUi)

571 Iam probably naive, but how in heck could the Koch brothers fund absolutely everything some leftist doesn't like? I know they are wealthy and probably much wealthier than Trump, but really. The Feds don't have as much borrowed money as the Kochs are supposedly throwing around.
Posted by: kochbrothersplantpretendingtobeaconscientiousconservative at March 01, 2016 01:03 PM (MIKMs)

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:07 PM (xuouz)

572 563 Brokered convention. The threat of that is why I'm voting the way I am. A brokered convention, one way or the other, will truly be the end of the Great Experiment.

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 01:04 PM (Fmupd)

Trump will run third party if that happens, and the result will be exactly the same as it was in '92 when Perot stayed in - we got a Clinton in the WH.

Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampsersands at the present time) at March 01, 2016 01:07 PM (u0lmX)

573 Can we get a new thread? This one smells worse than my day old Knickers....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 01, 2016 01:03 PM (HSmrB)

----

ALL THREADS ARE TRUMP THREADS

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:07 PM (8XRCm)

574 Election day and the horde is playing nice. \


There's a part of me that wants to rage and flick spittle and yell at everyone and everything, but it won't change any minds and it won't improve the world around me.

So I'm holding my tongue. This will either help toward making me a better person or rupture some internal thing that goes septic and kills me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 01, 2016 01:08 PM (1xUj/)

575 Prediction: If Trump gets enough delegates to sew up the nomination, the Republicans will move to embrace super delegates, a la the Democrats, to make sure it will never happen again. They just might do it even if Trump doesn't get there, just to be safe.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 01, 2016 01:08 PM (R+30W)

576 rubio had this in the bag if he hadn't gone full traitor

what a dope
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:06 PM (qCMvj)


I don't know if in the bag is true but he would have been a much stronger Candidate for sure. Makes you wonder who the fuck was advising him? And also goes to show ya how little the Establishment thinks of the Base

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2016 01:09 PM (mw8Dm)

577 So now they announce fresh schemes and plans (to "steal" the nomination from Trump) and suddenly we're all worried that they'll succeed?

-----------

If Trump wins the majority of delegates, he should get the nomination. Barring that, I don't know why he should get it.

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 01:09 PM (gmeXX)

578 "Why? Is it the potential result or just the fact of
a brokered convention? Again, why should someone who has not won a
majority of the votes win automatically (this assumes this is true of
course)?



And I know why it should not result in a GOPe candidate?



But could it result in another candidate that could be acceptable? I don't know if one exists. Just asking.

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 01:06 PM (gmeXX)"

Well, it would be kind of a hoot if a brokered convention picked Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal or Scott Walker.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 01, 2016 01:09 PM (QHgTq)

579 My dog Jane finally got weighed today. 102 pounds. I knew she'd crack 100.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 01, 2016 01:09 PM (2cS/G)

580 I'm against Trump because I think he's a con man and a would-be fascist if he gets power in government. He's been screwing the little guy for years. I'm grateful for three things he's done in this race, but I think he'd be a truly terrible, anti-liberty president. Not that Hillary would be any better.

Posted by: stace at March 01, 2016 01:07 PM (ozZau)


New York's answer to Huey Long.

Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampsersands at the present time) at March 01, 2016 01:09 PM (u0lmX)

581 ...the Koch brothers fund...
They are just an offshoot of the Dems. If the really threatened big gov they would have been regulated out of business a long time ago. KGB vs GRU from USSR.

Posted by: scorecard at March 01, 2016 01:10 PM (rnH8X)

582 562 99% of this whole split would have never happened had the Establishment not been so obsessed with cutting an Amnesty deal.

Yet, Amnesty is the ONLY thing that the Establishment has any passion for.

Getting theirs and then cashing out their hand just in time for the shit to hit the fan.

Posted by: Hikaru at March 01, 2016 01:10 PM (9TK8E)

583 99% of this whole split would have never happened had the Establishment not been so obsessed with cutting an Amnesty deal.

Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 01:04 PM (st1SS)

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Word. America is for Americans. And we welcome people who at least knock at the door first.

What a novel fucking concept.

But yeah.... the GOPe is the reason there IS a Trump.

Pro Tip. When youre elected by your constituents.... listen to your constituents.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:10 PM (8XRCm)

584 I got news yesterday about someone in the family diagnosed with ovarian cancer. After her treatment, the doctor told her she was cancer free. The surgeon actually said she was "cured," not in remission. I have never heard of an oncologist saying you are "cured." I hope he's right.

We've come a long way with cancer treatment.

--

It has. My MIL was diagnosed with ovarian cancer (stage 4) 19 years ago. Yes, 19. Granted, she's been on and off chemo all that time, but she's still here.

And great news, Sherry!

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 01, 2016 01:10 PM (pVkEV)

585 579 My dog Jane finally got weighed today. 102 pounds. I knew she'd crack 100.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 01, 2016 01:09 PM (2cS/G)

I hope she's a Great Dane and not a beagle.

Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampsersands at the present time) at March 01, 2016 01:10 PM (u0lmX)

586 Posted by: kochbrothersplantpretendingtobeaconscientiousconservative at March 01, 2016 01:03 PM (MIKMs)
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Obviously again painfully naive, but I don't get it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 01:11 PM (MIKMs)

587 @565 artisanal 'ette
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I agree, but I think when he did go full traitor it revealed him to be a dummie and easily manipulated by the Senate GOP powers that like "good government" and "solving problems". In other words, he fell for a line of crap like he was a Rube born yesterday.

Posted by: MTF at March 01, 2016 01:11 PM (TxJGV)

588 It's not enough to run a protest candidate. That candidate has to WIN.

This time last year we were all saying we'd vote for ANYONE who could bring the GOP to heel.

Now that someone is running and winning the race.

Do you have the stomach to do what is required to preserve what is left of our republic so that the constitution can be repaired and endure? Are you willing to suffer indignity and insult for the chance to make things right? Or will you, like the low-information, instant gratification Americans you claim to despise, turn up your nose at the acceptable in favor of a hypothetical perfect?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:11 PM (xuouz)

589 Well, it would be kind of a hoot if a brokered convention picked Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal or Scott Walker.

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But would that be unacceptable to people? I'm sure there are many of us who would rather it be one of those 3 anyway.

Here is an off the wall choice - Jeff Sessions?

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 01:11 PM (gmeXX)

590 New York's answer to Huey Long.
Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampsersands at the present time) at March 01, 2016 01:09 PM (u0lmX)


Yep, pretty much how I view the guy.

Posted by: AD at March 01, 2016 01:11 PM (QWY55)

591 Trump will run third party if that happens, and the result will be exactly the same as it was in '92 when Perot stayed in - we got a Clinton in the WH.
Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampsersands at the present time) at March 01, 2016 01:07 PM (u0lmX)

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THat is Trumps nuclear deterrent. You do THAT.... I WILL do this.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:12 PM (8XRCm)

592 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 10:55

Thank you for having the guts to say who you support, unlike most of the insult-chickens around the net.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 01, 2016 01:12 PM (3myMJ)

593 Obviously again painfully naive, but I don't get it.
Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 01:11 PM (MIKMs)

The joke is that you were saying "how can liberals just attribute every single bugaboo they get in their pinheads to the Koch brothers?" or words to that effect, and I was teasing that you're just a KOCH ASTROTURFER for making the obvious point that the Kochs and their money can't be in multiple places at the same time.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:12 PM (xuouz)

594 ...I'm against Trump because I think he's a con man and a would-be fascist if he gets power in government...

Good luck convincing the LIVs that he isn't better than the professionals (as a class) they have been dealing with all their lives. He might fire someone for some reason that wasn't political.

Posted by: scorecard at March 01, 2016 01:12 PM (rnH8X)

595 THat is Trumps nuclear deterrent. You do THAT.... I WILL do this.

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I'm not sure he will be able to (based on what I have heard). Could he get on ballots?

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 01:13 PM (gmeXX)

596 Brokered convention.

Yes you have the winning hand at the table but the House wins Yay!

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 01, 2016 01:13 PM (XtAzU)

597 Pro Tip. When youre elected by your constituents.... listen to your constituents.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:10 PM (8XRCm)

BINGO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2016 01:13 PM (mw8Dm)

598 But yeah.... the GOPe is the reason there IS a Trump.



Pro Tip. When youre elected by your constituents.... listen to your constituents.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:10 PM (8XRCm)


They have forgotten that representatives are supposed to represent, not rule, thus have outlived their usefulness.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 01, 2016 01:13 PM (HalrA)

599 I hope she's a Great Dane and not a beagle.


Could be a very long dachshund. Maybe one of those articulated ones.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 01, 2016 01:13 PM (8ZskC)

600
>78 gets you >>244

Read it.

Weep.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:13 PM (xuouz)

601 this is what they call comedy on the left

Deadline Hollywood reports that while discussing Donald Trump on his show on Wednesday, "The Nightly Show" host Larry Wilmore shared a twisted fantasy about smothering Donald Trump with a pillow:

"Sorry everyone," Wilmore said. "I don't want to give him any more oxygen. That's not a euphemism, by the way. I mean it literally. Somebody get me the pillow they used to kill [ Supreme Court Justice Antonin ] Scalia and I'll do it -- I'll do it!" he said, then demonstrated. "I could get in trouble for that, actually!" Wilmore added, sheepishly, as the audience laughed.


weaselzippers

targets, targetting, target practice
inciting violence anyone?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:13 PM (qCMvj)

602 Brokered convention.

Yes you have the winning hand at the table but the House wins Yay!

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Except in my hypothetical, you do not have a winning hand. You have the hand that didn't lose as much.

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 01:14 PM (gmeXX)

603 I'm not sure he will be able to (based on what I have heard). Could he get on ballots?
Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 01:13 PM (gmeXX)

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Write me in. Itll be fabulous. Everybody wants to write me in. Itll be YUUUUUUUGE!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:14 PM (8XRCm)

604 My dog Jane finally got weighed today. 102 pounds. I knew she'd crack 100.
Posted by: Lincolntf

I hope she's a Great Dane and not a beagle.
Posted by: Donna and V.


Dachshund

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 01, 2016 01:14 PM (FkBIv)

605 She's an Italian Mastiff, about the right weight for her, but she's not supposed to get any heavier. Have to keep an eye on her diet.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 01, 2016 01:14 PM (2cS/G)

606 493 I wonder what the October surprise will be this time around.
Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 12:42 PM (Fmupd)



The Commies are probably writing the "Protocols of the Elders of the GOP" as we type.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 01, 2016 01:14 PM (oKE6c)

607 Ok, the tiny hands thing in the side bar... gotta be Donald Trump.

Amirtite? Amirite?!

Posted by: Dondi Rickles at March 01, 2016 01:14 PM (H9MG5)

608 563 Brokered convention. The threat of that is why I'm voting the way I am. A brokered convention, one way or the other, will truly be the end of the Great Experiment.
Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 01:04 PM (Fmupd)

The nation will survive, albeit in a form we don't much like. The GOP, however, is toast.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at March 01, 2016 01:14 PM (RD7QR)

609 Except in my hypothetical, you do not have a winning hand. You have the hand that didn't lose as much.>>>

I missed that distinction in your comment.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 01, 2016 01:15 PM (XtAzU)

610 Ok, the tiny hands thing in the side bar... gotta be Donald Trump.

Amirtite? Amirite?!
Posted by: Dondi Rickles at March 01, 2016 01:14 PM (H9MG5)

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*snort*

OK.... the hashtag is funnier than the post.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:16 PM (8XRCm)

611
The joke is that you were saying "how can
liberals just attribute every single bugaboo they get in their pinheads
to the Koch brothers?" or words to that effect, and I was teasing that
you're just a KOCH ASTROTURFER for making the obvious point that the
Kochs and their money can't be in multiple places at the same time.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:12 PM (xuouz)
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Thanks. I guess I don't spend any time on the net (aside from here and Insty), so it didn't register.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 01, 2016 01:16 PM (MIKMs)

612 605 She's an Italian Mastiff, about the right weight for her, but she's not supposed to get any heavier. Have to keep an eye on her diet.
Posted by: Lincolntf at March 01, 2016 01:14 PM (2cS/G)

A Cane Corso! Do you have experience with big dogs? You've got to control these guys or they will get you in trouble.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at March 01, 2016 01:16 PM (RD7QR)

613 protecting killers

DHS Secretly Scrubbed 1,000 Names From U.S. Terror Watch Lists
Obama admin kept secret terrorist 'hands off' list


washtington free beacon

you can't make this stuff up

this is treason, no?

The Department of Homeland Security removed the names of nearly 1,000 individuals suspected of terrorism ties from the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to newly released documents obtained by an advocacy group under a Freedom of Information Act request.

The Washington Free Beacon first reported in 2014 that the Obama administration secretly assembled a terrorist "hands off" list that enabled individuals with terrorist ties unfettered entrance into the United States.


why wasn't JEF impeached, again?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:17 PM (qCMvj)

614 "The surgeon actually said she was 'cured,' not in remission. I have never heard of an oncologist saying you are 'cured.'"

Last I looked, the standard was five years with no clinically evident cancer before the word "cured" is used. I know someone in that window who is waiting and watching like a hawk until their own 5 year mark.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 01, 2016 01:17 PM (noWW6)

615 Except in my hypothetical, you do not have a winning hand. You have the hand that didn't lose as much.>>>

I missed that distinction in your comment.

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Trump didn't win because he doesn't have a majority of the delegates. If he does, he is the nominee. If he doesn't why should he get the nomination.

What if in that scenario, Jeff Sessions emerged as the candidate? I'm just playing a what-if game here?

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 01:17 PM (gmeXX)

616 Posted by: Branson at March 01, 2016 01:04 PM (st1SS)

That's what so frustrating. *None* of this needed to happen. If the DOPe had shown the *tiniest* bit of humility there would be no Trump.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 01:17 PM (GDulk)

617 I'm against Trump because I think he's a con man and a would-be fascist if he gets power in government...

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Indeed. You must vote for Hillary since she will be totes a constitutionalist and will no way be fascist. Just like Obama, squeaky clean.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 01, 2016 01:17 PM (0LHZx)

618

Landmark Virginia Gun Carry Deal Signed Into Law
Gun rights groups celebrate as gun control advocates trash the deal

freebeacon

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:18 PM (qCMvj)

619 560 Say!

Anybody here know how to Madison?


Yes. You Milwaukee, then go left.

Posted by: db at March 01, 2016 01:18 PM (O8D/G)

620 THat is Trumps nuclear deterrent. You do THAT.... I WILL do this.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:12 PM (8XRCm)

I don't think that's quite a deterrent. GOPe still keeps their jobs. Works across the aisle with the Dems and President Clinton. Blames Trump.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 01:19 PM (mEZce)

621 why wasn't JEF impeached, again?
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Because he's black and the GOPe doesn't want to do anything that would slow down the progressive agenda.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 01, 2016 01:19 PM (ZbV+0)

622 A student of history understands that these things happen to political parties time and time again.

In 1860, the Eastern Elites of the Republican Party figured that their man, William Seward, would be given a proper coronation in the Wigwam. The Lincoln men figured otherwise.

The Party bosses did everything they could to keep TR out of the White House during the time leading up to the 1900 election. They finally stuffed him into the VP slot. Too bad about McKinley.

1952 Taft vs. Eisenhower, 1976 Reagan vs. Ford, rinse and repeat.

Posted by: mrp at March 01, 2016 01:19 PM (JBggj)

623 The thing that troubles me? That the GOPe is more fired up about "stopping Trump" than they EVER were on stopping Obama, or any other Dem.


They pretty much shrugged off Obongo, his murky past, his terrorist and Communist connections, and all of his un-Constitutional misdeeds - those were all fine - but Trump is the Antichrist as far as they're concerned. WTF?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 01, 2016 01:19 PM (oKE6c)

624 "why wasn't JEF impeached, again?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:17 PM (qCMvj)"


Because even if Republicans had 2/3 of the Senate, you can't impeach the first black President no matter what he does, and that includes treason.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 01, 2016 01:20 PM (QHgTq)

625 >>> "Sorry everyone," Wilmore said. "I don't want to give him any more oxygen. That's not a euphemism, by the way. I mean it literally. Somebody get me the pillow they used to kill [ Supreme Court Justice Antonin ] Scalia and I'll do it -- I'll do it!" he said, then demonstrated. "I could get in trouble for that, actually!" Wilmore added, sheepishly, as the audience laughed. weaselzippers
targets, targetting, target practice
inciting violence anyone?
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:13 PM (qCMvj)


This election cycle keeps feeling like 1968 all over again. I seriously, seriously hope not. But I fear the people in power are trying to whip people into a fenzy for just this reason.

Posted by: LizLem at March 01, 2016 01:20 PM (hvf9s)

626 The amazing advnaces in cancer treatment have happened because we have (or had) a privately run health care system. There is a reason all the major breakthroughs happen here and not in Canada or France.

That is going away slowly but surely. And when the govt finally takes control of all health care, all this amazing advancement will end.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 01, 2016 01:20 PM (0LHZx)

627 Landmark Virginia Gun Carry Deal Signed Into Law
Gun rights groups celebrate as gun control advocates trash the deal

freebeacon

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:18 PM (qCMvj)


F Mark Herring

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 01:20 PM (mEZce)

628 Don't say Let It Burn and then shrink from the flame.

Don't say Down With GOPE! and then prevaricate over credentials.

America has always been crude but effective. Elvis, Patton, the P-38, the A-10, the Model T, Windows 95, Sasha Grey.

The socialist hydra has grown fat and ponderous. It believes us conquered, cowed. Let us strike at its heart with the weapon at hand.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:21 PM (xuouz)

629 My position is known, if inconsequential at this point. I think brokered conventions, wherein both parties nominate military-civilian tickets (e.g., Petraeus-Bolton vs. Webb-Carson) is the way to calm down after a hysterical primary season. The country can then go into the general election on the premise that serious men, after thoughtful debate and civil discussion of all issues, will be in charge in January 2017.

imagine that

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 11:47 AM (qCMvj)


That guy gets access to way better drugs than they allow us to have, evidently.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 01, 2016 01:21 PM (afR/C)

630 Indeed. You must vote for Hillary since she will be
totes a constitutionalist and will no way be fascist. Just like Obama,
squeaky clean.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 01, 2016 01:17 PM (0LHZx)


Or free-marketeer Bernie Sanders. He'll cut tax and regulations right down to the bone, unleashing the power of capitalism.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 01, 2016 01:21 PM (oKE6c)

631 A candidate that wins only a plurality might be a tolerable candidate to the majority of voters when 'second choice' selections are factored in.

But I suspect an 'off the table' selection at a brokered convention would be viewed as unacceptable by a large number of people who think their vote got thrown in the bin.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 01, 2016 01:21 PM (oVJmc)

632 Trump didn't win because he doesn't have a majority of the delegates. If he does, he is the nominee. If he doesn't why should he get the nomination.

What if in that scenario, Jeff Sessions emerged as the candidate? I'm just playing a what-if game here?
Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 01:17 PM (gmeXX)

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Truth be told.... Id love a Seesions or Walker as a candidate.


But.... back room deals shivving the electorate in the back is NOT how we do things.

GOPe.... you want a certain candidate??? Be smart enough to win teh Primary.

You pull this and I am forever done. I will spend the rest of my life NOT VOTING and instead reloading ammo.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:21 PM (8XRCm)

633 If I win the nomination at a brokered convention, I know just how to calm down all those angry Trump supporters. I'll appoint Trump as Chancellor.

Posted by: Senor Heb von Papen at March 01, 2016 01:21 PM (8ZskC)

634 Why? Is it the potential result or just the fact of a brokered convention? Again, why should someone who has not won a majority of the votes win automatically (this assumes this is true of course)?

And I know why it should not result in a GOPe candidate?

But could it result in another candidate that could be acceptable? I don't know if one exists. Just asking.
Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 01:06 PM (gmeXX)


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Why? Because the stench of corruption, that's why. When people start seeing that their vote doesn't count, that's when the democratic process dies.
It's an establishment/progressive wet dream.
The convention is going to be brokered and it won't matter if Cruz or Trump are over the majority of delegates. The GOPe have baked this into the cake.

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 01:22 PM (Fmupd)

635 I had experience with cats and horses of all size and temperament, but Jane is my first big dog. Fortunately for me, she was loved and raised well for her first two years before I got her, and is a great, obedient, loyal pet.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 01, 2016 01:22 PM (2cS/G)

636 >>>*snort*

OK.... the hashtag is funnier than the post.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:16 PM (8XRCm)<<<




Well, my comedy routine is about as horrible as Donald Trump's spray tan.


Amirite? Amirite?





(Ben Roethlisburger: IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HE'S REALLY ORANGE!!!)

Posted by: Dondi Rickles at March 01, 2016 01:22 PM (H9MG5)

637 >>>Trump will run third party if that happens, and the result will be exactly the same as it was in '92 when Perot stayed in - we got a Clinton in the WH.

Except that the Republican candidate could very easily finish 3rd, with the added bonus that anger towards the rump GOP may put the House and probably the Senate in danger as millions of pissed off Trump voters decide that they'll never vote GOP again.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 01, 2016 01:22 PM (JxMoP)

638 Or free-marketeer Bernie Sanders. He'll cut tax and regulations right down to the bone, unleashing the power of capitalism.
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Also will eliminate damaging, counterproductive social welfare programs!

*makes pointy Lenin-esque gestures*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 01:23 PM (9mTYi)

639 Posted by: LizLem at March 01, 2016 01:20 PM (hvf9s)

And apparently 1968 was known as "The Crazy Year" *worldwide*. We certainly seem to be working on a globe-wide craziness lately.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 01:23 PM (GDulk)

640 635 I had experience with cats and horses of all size and temperament, but Jane is my first big dog. Fortunately for me, she was loved and raised well for her first two years before I got her, and is a great, obedient, loyal pet.
Posted by: Lincolntf at March 01, 2016 01:22 PM (2cS/G)

Good to hear. Be the big dog, and enjoy.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at March 01, 2016 01:24 PM (RD7QR)

641 619 560 Say!

Anybody here know how to Madison?

Yes. You Milwaukee, then go left.

Posted by: db at March 01, 2016 01:18 PM (O8D/G)

It's just a jump to the left

Posted by: stuiec at March 01, 2016 01:24 PM (eetvJ)

642 Was going to the voting booth with the full intention of voting for cruz today. Walked in, stood there for a sec, and voted for Trump.

Fuck em
Fuck em all to hell

Posted by: bob at March 01, 2016 01:24 PM (1WcFV)

643 >>Deadline Hollywood reports that while discussing Donald Trump on his
show on Wednesday, "The Nightly Show" host Larry Wilmore shared a
twisted fantasy about smothering Donald Trump with a pillow...


What is it with the Left and wanting to kill effective opposition people?
It must kill them that they can't stop Trump through traditional methods that have worked so well against Republicans for decades.

Just like the kill Bush pr0n while he was in office (because they could not get over him being elected twice) and the twisted psychosexual violent fantasies about Palin.



Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 01:25 PM (NOIQH)

644 >>why wasn't JEF impeached, again?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:17 PM (qCMvj)<<
The politicians are too busy bringing in more immigrants and getting fat consulting gigs lined up to worry about nonsense like that.

Posted by: MacGruber at March 01, 2016 01:25 PM (C278+)

645 Was going to the voting booth with the full intention of voting for cruz today. Walked in, stood there for a sec, and voted for Trump.

Fuck em
Fuck em all to hell
Posted by: bob at March 01, 2016 01:24 PM (1WcFV)

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This. This is why Trump will continue to outperform the polls.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:25 PM (8XRCm)

646 Why? Because the stench of corruption, that's why. When people
start seeing that their vote doesn't count, that's when the democratic
process dies.



Exactly what the LIV Dem voters who back Sanders are now experiencing. In votes cast, virtual dead heats. In delegates won, an ass-kicking. How can you not grasp the corruption? Obviously, people's votes count for nada on the other side of aisle. Whether they count for anything on our side remains to be seen.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 01, 2016 01:25 PM (oKE6c)

647 Was going to the voting booth with the full intention of voting for cruz today. Walked in, stood there for a sec, and voted for Trump.

Fuck em
Fuck em all to hell
Posted by: bob at March 01, 2016 01:24 PM (1WcFV)

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:26 PM (xuouz)

648 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 01, 2016 01:20 PM (0LHZx)

Which is why I cried when the 12 election results came in. Getting rid of O was a last chance to stop the complete destruction of the best medical research system in the world. O's second win meant a *lot* of people around the world will die who didn't need to.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 01:26 PM (GDulk)

649 Ugh, I hate the smilies. It looks way better as simple text.

o:

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:26 PM (xuouz)

650 Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:21 PM (xuouz)



point of order: the P-38 was elegant.

the P-47, OTOH...

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 01, 2016 01:26 PM (ISW4H)

651 :c

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:26 PM (xuouz)

652 Was going to the voting booth with the full intention of voting for cruz today. Walked in, stood there for a sec, and voted for Trump.

Fuck em
Fuck em all to hell
Posted by: bob at March 01, 2016 01:24 PM (1WcFV)


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And this leans more to my attitude as well.

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 01:27 PM (Fmupd)

653 What is it with the Left and wanting to kill effective opposition people?
It
must kill them that they can't stop Trump through traditional methods
that have worked so well against Republicans for decades.

Just
like the kill Bush pr0n while he was in office (because they could not
get over him being elected twice) and the twisted psychosexual violent
fantasies about Palin.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 01:25 PM (NOIQH)

I suspect it's the unholy confluence of virtue signaling (leftist-style) and garden variety psychopathology.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 01, 2016 01:27 PM (oKE6c)

654 Which is why I cried when the 12 election results came in. Getting rid of O was a last chance to stop the complete destruction of the best medical research system in the world. O's second win meant a *lot* of people around the world will die who didn't need to.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 01:26 PM (GDulk)

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Yep. Untold millions of people will suffer and/or die because 52% of Americans wanted to make history.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 01, 2016 01:28 PM (0LHZx)

655 I am curious why there is a book press in the parlor.
Apparently it's a linen press. See a commenter above.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 01, 2016 01:28 PM (WOyz5)

656 That is going away slowly but surely. And when the govt finally takes control of all health care, all this amazing advancement will end.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 01, 2016 01:20 PM (0LHZx)

That's what terrifies the shit out of me. A lot of folks have to go from drug to new drug just to stay alive. Trump said he wants single payer, although I don't know if that was a flip or a flop, so I can't say I really know his position on it, or anything. I know Cruz's.

Posted by: stace at March 01, 2016 01:28 PM (ozZau)

657 The Clinton machine is now attacking the Barack Obama-appointed State Department IG as "unduly deferential to Republicans" and threatening the IG with a Clinton presidency. They are turning on each other.

http://bit.ly/1RDQpsI

Posted by: MTF at March 01, 2016 01:28 PM (TxJGV)

658 point of order: the P-38 was elegant.>>>

The can opener?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 01, 2016 01:28 PM (XtAzU)

659 Hard to tell which MUMR is a sock and which hasn't had his meds today.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at March 01, 2016 01:29 PM (RD7QR)

660

I'm so sick of hearing "Cruz can't win"

bs

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:29 PM (qCMvj)

661 Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 01:22 PM (Fmupd)

Exactly. Two major things to keep a Republic are the Rule of Law and at least the *impression* that a voter's vote means something. *Both* parties have stopped even pretending to support either of those two things.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 01:29 PM (GDulk)

662 Trump versus Drumpf or maybe it was supposed to be Trumpf.

Drumpf has no meaning in German to English. It has no meeting in German at all. According to my Wife and MIL who were both born in Germany.

What is possible is that the pronunciation of Drumpf is wrong.

Drumpf then becomes Trumpf.

The German word for Trump, as in Trump Card,
is Trumpf.

Trump versus Trumpf. No difference at all.

Meine Worterwandeung ist zu Ende.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 01, 2016 01:29 PM (WVsWD)

663 I am curious why there is a book press in the parlor.
Apparently it's a linen press. See a commenter above.
Posted by: andycanuck at March 01, 2016 01:28 PM (WOyz5)

----

No its not.

Its a kydex press for making kydex holsters.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:29 PM (8XRCm)

664 point of order: the P-38 was elegant.

the P-47, OTOH...
Posted by: redc1c4 at March 01, 2016 01:26 PM (ISW4H)

The P-38 was probably my favorite plane of the war (gets the soft spot over sex symbol P-51D) and I agree with you, but I've seen it described as unorthodox and weird looking so its what sprang to mind. I think the Corsair looks badass for the same reason: stands out, and there's a little golden ratio in that wing shape.

The Hellcat gets my vote for ugliest, upon reflection. Big chunky thing.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:29 PM (xuouz)

665 "That is going away slowly but surely. And when the govt finally takes
control of all health care, all this amazing advancement will end."

you make it sound as that is a bug: what if they see it as a feature?

reduce the life expectancy of people, and suddenly Social Security is much more stable, and they have moar free shit to hand out to immigrants.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 01, 2016 01:29 PM (ISW4H)

666 "The thing that troubles me? That the GOPe is more fired up about 'stopping Trump' than they EVER were on stopping Obama, or any other
Dem. They pretty much shrugged off Obongo, his murky past, his terrorist and
Communist connections, and all of his un-Constitutional misdeeds - those
were all fine - but Trump is the Antichrist as far as they're
concerned. WTF?"

The GOP establishment are, at bottom, collaborationists.

They're the Seyss-Inquart wing of the party.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 01, 2016 01:30 PM (noWW6)

667 >>They didn't once mention the Oklahoma woman beheaded by her Muslim co worker.
Never heard of it.

Posted by: Chalie Gibson at March 01, 2016 01:30 PM (b3p08)

668 I should qualify my above statement. It is just a Theory and should not be taken as 100% accurate.

Just a theory.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 01, 2016 01:30 PM (WVsWD)

669 What is it with the Left and wanting to kill effective opposition people?
It must kill them that they can't stop Trump through traditional methods that have worked so well against Republicans for decades.


Because that's the type of people the Left are.

The mass graves of Communism are a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 01, 2016 01:30 PM (uURQL)

670 I'm so sick of hearing "Cruz can't win"

bs
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:29 PM (qCMvj)

----

Im a Cruz guy,

But other than Texas.... please point to the state he's going to win.

And prediction. Cruz only beats Trump by 2% in Texas.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:31 PM (8XRCm)

671 57
That is going away slowly but surely. And when the govt finally takes
control of all health care, all this amazing advancement will end.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 01, 2016 01:20 PM (0LHZx)


The advancements will continue for the Inner Party.

Posted by: davidt at March 01, 2016 01:31 PM (8aOqE)

672 Naw, the Wildcat. Lot uglier than Hellcat.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 01, 2016 01:31 PM (WVsWD)

673 What is it with the Left and wanting to kill effective opposition people?
It
must kill them that they can't stop Trump through traditional methods
that have worked so well against Republicans for decades.

Just
like the kill Bush pr0n while he was in office (because they could not
get over him being elected twice) and the twisted psychosexual violent
fantasies about Palin.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 01:25 PM (NOIQH)


that is how deep their anger goes

some of us have love in our lives
healthy spiritual lives
and a different outlook on life

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:31 PM (qCMvj)

674 you make it sound as that is a bug: what if they see it as a feature?

reduce the life expectancy of people, and suddenly Social Security is much more stable, and they have moar free shit to hand out to immigrants.
Posted by: redc1c4 at March 01, 2016 01:29 PM (ISW4H)

____

That's a byproduct. Their real goal is power and control. Control a person's health care and you control that person. That's what it comes down to. If they can kill off a few million people, hey all the better. But the #1 goal for the left is always power.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 01, 2016 01:31 PM (0LHZx)

675 Yeah I can't think of a single reason why paper ballots would go poorly.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 01, 2016 11:59 AM (gW5Vg)


Well, in that case, it was the notion of using a goofy machine to punch a hole next the name of the chosen candidate, in order to make the ballots machine-readable.


Here in Canada, we have always used paper ballots, and you simply mark an "X" in the circle next to your candidate's name. Pretty hard to fuck that up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 01, 2016 01:32 PM (afR/C)

676 >>They are turning on each other.


Aren't we all.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 01, 2016 01:32 PM (/tuJf)

677

The Hellcat gets my vote for ugliest, upon reflection. Big chunky thing.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:29 PM


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


But a hell of a good fighter. It's the plane that brought the Japanese air forces to their knees.

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 01:32 PM (Fmupd)

678 Naw, the Wildcat. Lot uglier than Hellcat.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 01, 2016 01:31 PM (WVsWD)

You're absolutely right. Cockpit placement is so meh. Looks like Mr Incredible's car from the beginning of The Incredibles.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:32 PM (xuouz)

679 Waiting to see turnout numbers from MA. There has been speculation that GOP numbers are going to swell in record fashion as result of a "Trump wave". Anything that separates people from a lifetime of pulling the Dem lever is a good thing. Kind of like Scott Brown writ large, gotta break that habit.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 01, 2016 01:32 PM (2cS/G)

680 I wish I could vote today..living in CA sucks for all sorts of reasons.

Posted by: IC at March 01, 2016 01:33 PM (a0IVu)

681 The can opener?

that too.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 01, 2016 01:33 PM (ISW4H)

682 You know who can't win? The Candidate that does not run and the person that does not vote

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2016 01:33 PM (mw8Dm)

683 Maybe the republicans need super delegates like the democrats.

Then, the party elites wouldn't need to worry who the riff-raff were voting for.

Posted by: jwest at March 01, 2016 01:34 PM (Zs4uk)

684 And apparently 1968 was known as "The Crazy Year" *worldwide*. We certainly seem to be working on a globe-wide craziness lately.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 01:23 PM (GDulk)


If I could put my finger on *one point in time* where America officially started going to hell, it would be 1968.

I don't think we've ever quite recovered.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 01:34 PM (kgM1p)

685 Waiting to see turnout numbers from MA. There has been speculation that GOP numbers are going to swell in record fashion as result of a "Trump wave". Anything that separates people from a lifetime of pulling the Dem lever is a good thing. Kind of like Scott Brown writ large, gotta break that habit.
Posted by: Lincolntf at March 01, 2016 01:32 PM (2cS/G)

*****

GA early voting set records by a large margin.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 01, 2016 01:34 PM (xWy6i)

686
The can opener?

that too.>>>

All the P-38s are great.

The Plane
The Pistol
The can Opener

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 01, 2016 01:34 PM (XtAzU)

687 Tennessee's new official state rifle is so powerful it can 'destroy commercial aircraft'


http://tinyurl.com/hoczxyd


Oh my. The comment section should have some funny shit.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 01:35 PM (mEZce)

688 SH ...

... In your what-if, if the GOPe solution to Trump, Cruz, or Rubio getting a plurality but not a majority is inserting a candidate that didn't get a single delegate ...

... then the GOP is done. People walk. The entire primary process is more of a sham than we thought. Most people will not stand going back to party bosses picking the nominee in a smoke filled room.

Shorter version ... Trump, Mission Accomplished.

Posted by: Irony at March 01, 2016 01:35 PM (BHaRb)

689 The Hellcat gets my vote for ugliest, upon reflection. Big chunky thing.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 01, 2016 01:29 PM

----

I give you ..... the P-47.

Called Jug for a reason.

38s, 51s, 40's all have elegant lines. I think the P 40 was the most elegant looking.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:35 PM (8XRCm)

690 Just be glad you were not a Soviet Pilot June 23,1941
flying an I-16.

Ugly and dead.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 01, 2016 01:35 PM (WVsWD)

691 Thanks, joncelli.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 01, 2016 01:35 PM (2cS/G)

692 And prediction. Cruz only beats Trump by 2% in Texas.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:31 PM (8XRCm)


If Cruz loses in Texas, or only wins by 2%, he needs to hang it up.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 01, 2016 01:36 PM (kgM1p)

693 "The advancements will continue for the Inner Party."

Sometimes arriving too late even for them.

There was an experimental brain cancer drug in early testing when Ted Kennedy fell ill. Now if you or I or any other member of the serf class had a nice big glioblastoma growing in our noggin, and asked to try an unapproved drug, the FDA would condescendingly pat our imploring hands and tell us no, sorry, and to go get our affairs in order.

Ted Kennedy? Kennedy got his doses of the drug. Of course he did.

Fortunately it didn't work.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 01, 2016 01:36 PM (noWW6)

694 The Jug with the Curtiss "paddle blade" propeller was a reliable, power-diving killer. Those eight .50s beat up anything in the sky.

That said, the P-38 is my favorite aircraft of WWII.

Posted by: mrp at March 01, 2016 01:36 PM (JBggj)

695 Posted by: davidt at March 01, 2016 01:31 PM (8aOqE)

Except they really won't. Even the important people in communist countries (other than the *real* Top Dogs) don't live any better than an average person here and if they had a truly serious medical problem they went to a Western country for help. Medical advancement requires a certain amount of infrastructure and once that's gone *nobody* will be getting the benefits. That is the truly ironic things about even those who are *right* about being on top of the pile "come the revolution". It turns out that the pile is mostly made of horse dung and isn't worth being at the top of.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 01, 2016 01:36 PM (GDulk)

696 I don't think I can forgive my friends in Texas who are voting for Rubio.

Posted by: Lauren at March 01, 2016 01:37 PM (92Dmd)

697 I need someone to make me laugh and heal me.

I am weaker today from my Hilz virus and second antibiotic. Weepy and weak and weird. Oh, good, I can still alliterate.

Have not felt this way for, oh, thirty years with a flu virus then mycoplasma wimpy crap. Thing is, z-pack should take care of this.

Basically, i am a mess. I guess if no better tomorrow will go back to doc, who will probably give me ANOTHER damn antibiotic. Hell's bells. I am not used to being sick, first antibiotic since 2013. Was "supposed" to be working out and getting ready for summer. but nooooooooooooooooo.

If any of you have any magic potion soups, etc for energy, please let me know. And thanks. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 01, 2016 01:37 PM (wAMRL)

698 >>Yep. Untold millions of people will suffer and/or die because 52% of Americans wanted to make history.


Eh, I think the '12 election was stolen, via traditional voter fraud, a heavy does of harassing the effectiveness out of a lot of conservative people/organization, plus the MSM obliterating negative coverage of Obama's 1st term (including Benghazi).

It takes a GOP candidate being able to get enough votes to beat the margin of fraud. For all we know, Obama's open borders/Lynch's illegal alien voter registration efforts, the GOP candidate - whoever it is - may already be beat.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 01:37 PM (NOIQH)

699 Despite receiving some nasty allegations about defending the KKK from our banned compatriot, I'm agnostic on Trump.


I like his selection of people to piss off. That's a guilty pleasure, but I have to own up to it.

I also like the way he jerks the media around. They must be messing themselves.


Vis a vis the other candidates, I adopt a vector model. Cruz's vector points in a good direction, but the magnitude isn't very large. I get the impression that he's more of an intellectual than a politician, and that he'd therefore be stymied at every turn in DC. He doesn't seem to inspire/ cajole/ persuade others to follow him, and consequently I suspect that we'd end up temporizing, dribbling the ball in the back court, throughout his time in office.

Trump is exactly the opposite. God knows where his vector points, but its magnitude is huge. If he decided to fix some of our problems, I suspect he could do it (especially if he wins with a convincing mandate). Through a combination of mobilizing popular support against recalcitrant Congressmen, browbeating/ cajoling/ horsetrading etc. I think he could a lot - if he wanted to. Does he want to? Will he want to? Keine Ahnung. But he represents a chance, potentially. to fix some of our problems, and I don't see that in the other candidates.


Just my $0.02, put out there provisionally. I'm still making up my mind.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 01, 2016 01:38 PM (oKE6c)

700 Oh, and I wish that cat above and her broom would come clean my dusty house.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 01, 2016 01:38 PM (wAMRL)

701 point of order: the P-38 was elegant.>>>

The can opener?
---------------

From an industrial design standpoint, absolutely.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 01:38 PM (9mTYi)

702 642 Was going to the voting booth with the full intention of voting for cruz today. Walked in, stood there for a sec, and voted for Trump.

Fuck em
Fuck em all to hell
Posted by: bob at March 01, 2016 01:24 PM (1WcFV)
-------------------
Welcome aboard Bob!
(note that the cousin' humpin' bit is still optional, regardless of what folks here tell you!)

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at March 01, 2016 01:38 PM (kXzR8)

703 The Jug with the Curtiss "paddle blade" propeller was a reliable, power-diving killer. Those eight .50s beat up anything in the sky.

That said, the P-38 is my favorite aircraft of WWII.



F4U Corsair.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 01, 2016 01:38 PM (+058L)

704 If Cruz loses Texas I will completely and totally blame everyone who voted for Rubio.

Posted by: Lauren at March 01, 2016 01:38 PM (92Dmd)

705 "Waiting to see turnout numbers from MA. There has been speculation that
GOP numbers are going to swell in record fashion as result of a 'Trump
wave'."

Off the top of my head, sixteen thousand MA Dems surrendered their Democratic registration to switch over and vote in the Republican primary. That is... really something.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 01, 2016 01:39 PM (noWW6)

706 Oh, and I wish that cat above and her broom would come clean my dusty house.
Posted by: ChristyBlinky
----------------

It's just the other way around. The cat is filling the place with cat hair and cat dander.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 01:39 PM (9mTYi)

707 And prediction. Cruz only beats Trump by 2% in Texas.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2016 01:31 PM (8XRCm)

Per Cruz's strategery, that would be losing. He expects Texas to deliver most of the delegates to him. He has Gov. Abbot (barf) and Former Gov. Perry (double barf) stumping for him hard.

Posted by: cajun caret at March 01, 2016 01:39 PM (QfUjv)

708 I don't think I can forgive my friends in Texas who are voting for Rubio.

Posted by: Lauren at March 01, 2016 01:37 PM (92Dmd)



THIS time it will be different.

Posted by: Lucy, Holding the Football at March 01, 2016 01:40 PM (8ZskC)

709 Apparently, six black students were removed from a venue that Trump was going to speak at.

To his credit, Trump neither called for lynching or whipping any of the students, although members of the media and the republican establishment were ready to supply the rope and tree.

Donald has got this politics shit down pat.

Posted by: jwest at March 01, 2016 01:40 PM (Zs4uk)

710 Well, new old thread just posted.

Posted by: HH at March 01, 2016 01:40 PM (DrCtv)

711 stats and info

What's at stake?

In all, 595 Republican delegates- about 25 percent of the total number -- are available on Super Tuesday. Republicans need 1,237 delegates to win the party's nomination; Democrats need 2,383. There are 1,004 Democrat delegates available on March 1. The states involved in Super Tuesday also represent about 130 so-called Super Delegates, Democrats who are not pledged to support the winner from their states. The vast majority of Super Delegates have already pledged support for Clinton.

What states are voting?

Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia will hold primaries for both parties. Alaska will hold its Republican caucus while American Samoa will caucus for Democrats. Colorado will caucus for both parties though only the Democrats are choosing a candidate. Republicans in Colorado have opted to select delegates only and then let those delegates choose which candidate to support at the national convention.
...

Alabama awards its delegates proportionally. Republican candidates will be competing for 50 delegates in the state.
...

The big prize on Super Tuesday is Texas, which has 155...

There are still large primaries ahead, including Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and Missouri on March 15 and New York in April 19. The final multi-state primary day isn't until June 7, when California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota, as well as North Dakota Democrats, will vote.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:40 PM (qCMvj)

712 Gov Abbott is a great governor. I can't imagine how any conservative could possibly have an issue with him.

Posted by: Lauren at March 01, 2016 01:41 PM (92Dmd)

713 Breitbart in yet another internet flame war with Daily Beast over Trump.

This is all going to end badly.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 01:41 PM (2PHKP)

714

bumped old thread to new

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 01, 2016 01:41 PM (qCMvj)

715 Per Cruz's strategery, that would be losing. He expects Texas to deliver most of the delegates to him. He has Gov. Abbot (barf) and Former Gov. Perry (double barf) stumping for him hard.

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

It would certainly not be ideal for Cruz' perspective. But he could at least lay claim to winning the biggest state yet and the biggest red state. Its why at the end of the day, we are going to be in the same place as we started.

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2016 01:42 PM (gmeXX)

716 I need someone to make me laugh and heal me.

I am weaker today from my Hilz virus and second antibiotic. Weepy and weak and weird. Oh, good, I can still alliterate.

Have not felt this way for, oh, thirty years with a flu virus then mycoplasma wimpy crap. Thing is, z-pack should take care of this.

Basically, i am a mess. I guess if no better tomorrow will go back to doc, who will probably give me ANOTHER damn antibiotic. Hell's bells. I am not used to being sick, first antibiotic since 2013. Was "supposed" to be working out and getting ready for summer. but nooooooooooooooooo.

If any of you have any magic potion soups, etc for energy, please let me know. And thanks. xoxo
Posted by: ChristyBlinky,



Dear most bestest Super Model

make sure to hydrate Dont take the antibiotics on an empty tummy. Make one of your minions makes you some lovely soup or something easy to digest. Relax on a divan whilst servant boys clad in short togas fan you with palm fronds and dab your delicate brow with a cool cloth dipped in rosewater

and get well soon because we need you

thunderb

Posted by: ThunderB at March 01, 2016 01:42 PM (zOTsN)

717 We were talking about Jimmy Stewart the other day. It seems he owned a beautifully restored P-51

Here's the rest of the story . . .

http://bit.ly/1VOXXKt

Posted by: MTF at March 01, 2016 01:44 PM (TxJGV)

718 694 The Jug with the Curtiss "paddle blade" propeller was a reliable, power-diving killer. Those eight .50s beat up anything in the sky.

That said, the P-38 is my favorite aircraft of WWII.
Posted by: mrp at March 01, 2016 01:36 PM (JBggj)


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


During the war there was a prototype built of the P-29 Bat. Blended wing and engine nacalles, it's by far the prettiest aircraft during that time even though it never saw a day of combat or never went into production.

Posted by: Soona at March 01, 2016 01:44 PM (Fmupd)

719 Some of this stuff, if true, is simply amazing.

http://tinyurl.com/jq8rg85


Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 01, 2016 01:45 PM (2PHKP)

720 Peeking in every once in awhile whilst trying to be productive at work. I would just like to point out how much more civil and less dick-ish the threads have been today.

I know this is where I'll be tonight instead of the TV. The HQ provides much better commentary than the bloviators on the networks.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 01, 2016 01:45 PM (AJeMv)

721 PS Ms Blinkey

Costco has a pretty good chicken noodle soup in the deli area. Have one of your minions get you some

Posted by: ThunderB at March 01, 2016 01:46 PM (zOTsN)

722 Ted Kennedy? Kennedy got his doses of the drug. Of course he did.
--------------

You're suggesting that the Navy would not scramble ships and conduct an extensive search/salvage for us if our private plane went down at sea? Or, provide a Destroyer to later for the sole purpose of simply scattering the ashes?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 01:46 PM (9mTYi)

723 There is a new post up. A trick. If you comment on olde posts you are banned. Happened to me a few years ago. ha.

Either that or I am time-traveling back a day, with Hilz virus, as have read before.

I need halp. Hilz virus now has weepy side effects. Damn refugee virus body has never seen.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 01, 2016 01:46 PM (wAMRL)

724 Well Ms. Blinky ...

... for a quick pick me up, nothing beats a good ol' fashioned fapping.

Posted by: Irony at March 01, 2016 01:46 PM (BHaRb)

725 I would just like to point out how much more civil and less dick-ish the threads have been today.
-------

The 'Acceptance' stage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 01, 2016 01:47 PM (9mTYi)

726
Tennessee's new official state rifle is so powerful it can 'destroy commercial aircraft'

http://tinyurl.com/hoczxyd

Oh my. The comment section should have some funny shit.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 01, 2016 01:35 PM (mEZce)
___________________________

Yeah,, I've dodged a few rounds from that one...

*hic*


Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 01, 2016 01:47 PM (HSmrB)

727 You know who can't win? The Candidate that does not run and the person that does not vote
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 01, 2016 01:33 PM (mw8Dm)


The person who does not vote can win if he structures his life to be independent of the American political system.

That is actually the best way to live - make it so that your happiness and wellbeing is not dependent on the political winds.

This does not mean you are unaffected by votes and different candidates - merely that you do not need the "good outcome" of a vote.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 01, 2016 01:49 PM (uURQL)

728 Wow.... bumped 900 comment Post?

Posted by: Don Q at March 01, 2016 01:50 PM (RK8AH)

729 Thank you, ThunderB. Husband just left for shopping and I will have him fix me something. He rarely sees me this way and looked rather freaked out at the sight of his weepy, wimpy wife in bed, clutching her laptop and talking to morons. The bags under my eyes would rival Hillary's (which, I guess, is also part of the 3am coughing and bitchy Hilz virus). ack

Thank you. Hope Ace posts a Hilz thread or something where I can mock soonish. This serious Super Tuesday stuff is not helping.

I am still of the mindset of I Don't Give a Sheet Party.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 01, 2016 01:51 PM (wAMRL)

730 I'm not goin up there


I'm gonna hide down here

Posted by: ThunderB at March 01, 2016 01:51 PM (zOTsN)

731 Just like the kill Bush pr0n while he was in office (because they could not get over him being elected twice) and the twisted psychosexual violent fantasies about Palin. Posted by: Lizzy at March 01, 2016 01:25 PM (NOIQH)

Tip of the iceberg.....

Posted by: Political fan fiction with slash pairings at March 01, 2016 01:51 PM (hvf9s)

732 is it a stuffy nose? do you have a netty pot? sounds disgusting but I hear they really help

Posted by: ThunderB at March 01, 2016 01:52 PM (zOTsN)

733 " Anything that separates people from a lifetime of pulling the Dem lever is a good thing. Kind of like Scott Brown writ large, gotta break that habit. "

As it occurred to you that Dems might be crossing over to vote Trump now because they think he'll be easier for Hill to beat in November?

Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampsersands at the present time) at March 01, 2016 01:53 PM (u0lmX)

734 @724...Ok, I laughed. Thanks. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 01, 2016 01:53 PM (wAMRL)

735 All you assholes who are saying "...and if the GoPE had shown any sense..."

In about five years, I'm going to be telling you "...and if YOU had shown any sense, we'd have had President Trump, and _maybe_, MAYBE, still the United States of America."

So go ahead and tell me your fucking Mitt Romney Style Shit Sandwich is gonna be better and different this time. Yuge, Luxurious, and Classy, right?

I can wait.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at March 01, 2016 01:55 PM (kCfMX)

736 is petunia here? who is advocating for Romney?

Petunia is not representative, FWIW

Posted by: ThunderB at March 01, 2016 01:56 PM (zOTsN)

737 ThunderB...no, it is back of throat raspy with rare cough...yet diagnosed with bronchitis. Weirdest thing I have ever had, and I know my snot diseases and try to avoid at all cost. No fever, seriously, just 3am coughing, raspy throat, and fatigue. Oh, and super bitchy (which is why I named it the Hilz Virus, that and the 3am wake up hacking).

Last time I was sick I was in Scotland and coughed and snorted my way across several countries. Even with that I did not feel this wimpy. I hate wimpy. I hate tears. Dammit. Soonish I should hate myself so much I will get better on own. Or not.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 01, 2016 01:56 PM (wAMRL)

738 Not a problem CB. Sick sucks.

Posted by: Irony at March 01, 2016 01:56 PM (BHaRb)

739 Trump will run third party if that happens, and the result will be exactly the same as it was in '92 when Perot stayed in - we got a Clinton in the WH.

Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampsersands at the present time) at March 01, 2016 01:07 PM (u0lmX)


If Trump runs third party, he should convince Bernie Sanders to run fourth party on the left, and even finance him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 01, 2016 01:59 PM (afR/C)

740 @738...Irony, thanks. Yep. I am normally a pretty healthy Redneck Queen and tough as nails.

The other thing that made me laugh, on another site, was a cartoon of the "Clinton Memorial" on the Mall...showing ole Peyronie's getting a bj and a mother hiding her child's eyes. Ha. Loved it.

xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 01, 2016 02:02 PM (wAMRL)

741 Peeking in every once in awhile whilst trying to be productive at work. I would just like to point out how much more civil and less dick-ish the threads have been today.
Oh. You want "Abuse". It's one thread up.

[murmurs] Stupid git.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 01, 2016 02:05 PM (WOyz5)

742 I guess i was trying to comment on yesterday's thread. Oops!

I voted.

Voted my conscience. Usually that means they lose. I almost voted Paul just to try to break the streak! Jk.

I guess we'll see eh?

Keep telling myself the most highs rule in the kingdoms of men. Sure hope they know what they're doing!

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at March 01, 2016 02:05 PM (hnCis)

743 What I mean is, Trump is yet another anticonservative shit sandwich the same way Romney was in 2012. They even feel the same way about Zerobamacare.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at March 01, 2016 02:07 PM (kCfMX)

744 But, hey, whatever, everyone's been told you're getting back at the GoPe by fucking me like this... kinda like all the black people who thought they were voting against Boss Hawg by voting for Obama.

Same deal.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at March 01, 2016 02:09 PM (kCfMX)

745 As I come in and out of weeping, for no good reason, I will stay on this thread and not go up to crazy-pants cage fighting thread.

This is what I figure: I have voted with a passion, last two elections, to defeat that damn facial mole. I lost. I voted reluctantly for stupid McCain, because of Palin. I voted Romney/Ryan because, I guess, stoopid.

So this brings me to my I Don't Give a Sheet Party, and as chairwoman, I really don't give a sheet (I looked for the chamber pot in above painting and saw a pot with a bottle in it. The cat looks rather disgusted, which is how I feel now).

It is gonna be what it is gonna be. All you morons voting today, thanks. It is important. I will give it my best if I live to see November and am not mummified like that guy on the boat by then (which would have been perfect if he were clutching a rum bottle). I sort of look mummified already. Thank you, refugees! I am certain this is not an American virus.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 01, 2016 02:11 PM (wAMRL)

746 *hugs to ChristyBlinky*

If everything sinks into despair and woe this eve, there is always going back and re-perusing yesterday's happiness thread!

Posted by: LizLem at March 01, 2016 02:15 PM (hvf9s)

747 Ms. Blinky ... I'm with the Don't Give A Sheet Party, for more ominous reasons.

I really don't think it matters who wins in 2016. I really don't.

Get better.

Posted by: Irony at March 01, 2016 02:19 PM (BHaRb)

748 Thanks, y'all. I am feeling a bit better,thanks to morons and Advil. Maybe the Hilz virus had to leak out of tear ducts or some squat. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 01, 2016 02:33 PM (wAMRL)

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