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Albert Bierstadt, "Sunrise in the Sierras" (1872)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 11:09 AM




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1 virst!

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 02, 2016 11:10 AM (sxgDy)

2 yeah, baby!

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 02, 2016 11:10 AM (sxgDy)

3 hello, is anybody else here?

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 02, 2016 11:10 AM (sxgDy)

4 I like that.

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

5 tap tap. Is this thing working?

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 02, 2016 11:11 AM (sxgDy)

6 Did you get the others OM?

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

7 Top 20?

Posted by: Boone at March 02, 2016 11:12 AM (vq6QR)

8
Perfect sniper weather.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 02, 2016 11:13 AM (qiy4n)

9 Morning, Horde. Haven't been lurking much, lately, so I'm curious. Did Trump not run away with it last night? Does Cruz still have a fighting chance?

Posted by: Sambo at March 02, 2016 11:13 AM (CwNIZ)

10
Amazing that he traveled to California via wagon train in 1859.

How many attacks were there on wagon trains?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 11:13 AM (iQIUe)

11 The kitteh is on the third ridge from the left.

Posted by: rickl at March 02, 2016 11:13 AM (zoehZ)

12 First!

Posted by: Mario Rubio at March 02, 2016 11:14 AM (UmCLB)

13 Yay!


Bierstadt had to get up way before dawn in order to take this picture of the sun hitting the mountaintops.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 11:14 AM (1xUj/)

14 Purty.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:14 AM (VAsIq)

15 Perfect sniper weather.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur

A bit too breezy.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:15 AM (VAsIq)

16 At last a fresh thread!

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 11:15 AM (t2KH5)

17 I just realized this morning that if Trump wins the presidency, the world might be able to enjoy 4 or 5 minutes of silence from Reason mag about how American voters are really all Libertarians.

Hell, that might make it worth it.

Posted by: Oschisms at March 02, 2016 11:15 AM (ZsN9X)

18 I don't remember the Sierra Nevada mountains being that tall. Did he stretch reality just a tad?

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (t2KH5)

19 So everyone survived last night?

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (/dSsq)

20 That looks like Trump's hairpiece
Aaaarrrrrrrrrgggggghhhh

Posted by: voicesinmyhead at March 02, 2016 11:17 AM (k8tEg)

21 Its morning in America! I like that thought.

Posted by: IC at March 02, 2016 11:17 AM (a0IVu)

22 So, even though Cruz beat expectations in Texas, won in 2 other states, outperformed expectations more than the other candidates - all of the news is Rubio and Trump.

HotAir doesn't have a single post about Cruz, other than one in which the headline is, "Everyone was a winner last night"

RedState does have one post about Cruz, but many more about Rubio, and the Rubio ones are displayed more prominently

National Reviubio - nothing even acknowledging Cruz is running

For whatever reason, they simply refuse to acknowledge Cruz.

It's Iowa all over again.

Posted by: Boone at March 02, 2016 11:17 AM (vq6QR)

23 Buncha big rocks.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 02, 2016 11:18 AM (FkBIv)

24 Have candidates always addressed each other by their first names? It's a little jarring to me to hear them say Marco and Ted and Donald. Didn't they used to say "Mr. Bush" etc? Maybe I just haven't been paying attention.

Posted by: Adrienne at March 02, 2016 11:18 AM (lVcuh)

25 Oh, that's beautiful. My only experience in California was getting stuck at LAX, so I'd like to actually visit someday.

Posted by: pookysgirl at March 02, 2016 11:18 AM (K27gs)

26 "HotAir doesn't have a single post about Cruz"

Their ten remaining commenters hardest hit.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:18 AM (noWW6)

27 So everyone survived last night?

See the fat brushstrokes at the bottom of this drawing?

Bierstadt wiped out the entire encampment on the valley floor with cruel unfeeling brushstrokes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 11:18 AM (1xUj/)

28 Its morning in America! I like that thought.

To some it's "mourning" in America....

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 11:18 AM (/dSsq)

29 Alternate title:

Sun sets on the republic.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 11:19 AM (kTF2Z)

30 I feel microaggressed.

Posted by: Rounder, smaller mountain at March 02, 2016 11:19 AM (k8tEg)

31 Good. Very good. Great, in fact. Thanks!

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 11:19 AM (pyd3d)

32 I have witnessed sunrise in the Sierras many times, also sunrise in the Rockies, the Smokys. the Ozarks, the Superstitions too. I do love mountainous terrain.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:19 AM (xWW96)

33 How much you wanna bet I can throw this football over them mountains?

Posted by: Uncle Rico at March 02, 2016 11:20 AM (UnJ7w)

34 >>>So everyone survived last night?

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (/dSsq)

***

Retired early to dreams of cups of tea, and open-face peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Toasted English muffins, dontcha know.

Arose rested and ready, if a little more pinkish than brown.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 11:20 AM (bpn7O)

35 Damn, that's a good ghillie suit.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 02, 2016 11:20 AM (2PHKP)

36 Finally, a Bierstadt! Thank you!

I picture Bill Kristol jumping off one of those peaks.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 02, 2016 11:20 AM (3myMJ)

37 American Samoa, bitchez!
*cackles*

*falls down stairs*

Posted by: Hillary! *hic* at March 02, 2016 11:20 AM (UmCLB)

38 If the "anybody but Trump" people were serious, and not also adding a "in a two man race against Rubio." I think Ted would have a delegate lead right now. We could debate whether he would keep it, but they aren't serious in their convictions

Posted by: Boone at March 02, 2016 11:20 AM (vq6QR)

39 "For whatever reason, they simply refuse to acknowledge Cruz. "

Thats the establishment. And HotAir is no longer a bastion of credibility...

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:20 AM (WnCSK)

40 Everyone's a winna!

Posted by: Hot Air carny barker at March 02, 2016 11:20 AM (FkBIv)

41 I used to be just as inevitable as Trump is.

Posted by: The Jebunator 9000 at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM (Dttnn)

42 So everyone survived last night?

Posted by: donna

*checks obituaries*

Nope. Not everyone.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM (VAsIq)

43 Emerson grand tetons

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM (JO9+V)

44 Yes, very nice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM (LA7Cm)

45 Happy Texas Independence Day.

I wrote this for when the free state of Texas needs its new national anthem. (So far Oklahoma and Alaska can come with, but it'll still be called Texas.) 1) Hope you enjoy. 2) Move here already.

TEXAS NATIONAL ANTHEM

Texas, Texas - Rich and favored Texas
How infinite the ways that God has blessed us!
Where gas and oil overflow in excess
And every child has at least one Lexus
Texas!

Texas, Texas - Strong and mighty Texas
Constant daily exercise perfects us
Who's got massive arms and traps and pecs? Us!
Who rips shirts to pieces when we flex? Us!
Texas!

Texas, Texas - Shining jewel, Texas!
The beauty of our womenfolk perplexes!
For drop-dead gorgeous ladies, we're the nexus
It's stating simple fact; it isn't sexist
Texas!

Texas, Texas - Ever-growing Texas
Having babies, finding what the sex is
Loyalty and love are both infectious
Will we live and die for her? Oh, hecks yes!
Texas!

Texas, Texas - Land of envy, Texas
Lesser people hope disaster wrecks us
They call us nasty names or voodoo-hex us
We watch them act in vain; even their best sucks
Texas!

Texas, Texas - Proud and noble Texas
Fiercer than a billion T. Rexes
To each and every fool who disrespects us:
We'll boot you in the face and solar plexus
Texas!

Texas, Texas - Lone and peerless Texas
Treating other states like needy exes
Whether far, or near, or even next us
We know you miss us - please don't call or text us
Texas!

Texas, Texas - Independent Texas!
We'll need the Constitution; please FedEx us
The rights enshrined therein are what connects us
A tall, electric border wall protects us
Texas!

Posted by: Doctor Cynic at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM (5qkJr)

46
Gather around kiddies and let me tell you about the Ace of Spades Train Massacre of 1874....

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM (iQIUe)

47 I hear Hillary's election slogan is "Hate and Castrate".

That will probably fly with Democrats of all 87 genders, but what about Independents?

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM (bpn7O)

48 For whatever reason, they simply refuse to acknowledge Cruz.

It's Iowa all over again.
Posted by: Boone at March 02, 2016 11:17 AM (vq6QR)


It's ok they can refuse all they want but his delegates don't magically disappear.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM (UnJ7w)

49 Stunning beauty of the west.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM (NjiZL)

50 Damn. I have witnessed sunrise in the Alaskan range too. Suck it

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:22 AM (xWW96)

51 24 Have candidates always addressed each other by their first names? It's a little jarring to me to hear them say Marco and Ted and Donald. Didn't they used to say "Mr. Bush" etc? Maybe I just haven't been paying attention.

Posted by: Adrienne at March 02, 2016 11:18 AM (lVcuh)


I blame Eisenhower's "I like Ike" campaign.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at March 02, 2016 11:22 AM (u0s1P)

52 Purdy picture. I think I had a poster of yosemite with the about the same red cliffs from some iconic photographer.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 02, 2016 11:22 AM (chkUd)

53 Emerson grand tetons


Boobehs are always grist for the pun Mill.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 11:22 AM (1xUj/)

54 It's ok they can refuse all they want but his delegates don't magically disappear.

Posted by: Arson Wells

They would if they were Democrat delegates!

Posted by: Hillary(!) at March 02, 2016 11:22 AM (VAsIq)

55 Also, Jeb!. Always good to blame a Bush. Safe and classy.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at March 02, 2016 11:23 AM (u0s1P)

56 aww, so everyone is being mellow right now. Yay!
I hope we can fit in a group hug, some nice stroking of hair and odd kiss before we reach for the knives today.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:23 AM (L1+sh)

57 Fuck this guy and that guy too!!

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:23 AM (0LHZx)

58 >>>I don't remember the Sierra Nevada mountains being that tall. Did he stretch reality just a tad?


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (t2KH5)<<<

Well, when we were young, them mountains were still mole hills.

Posted by: zombie Abe Vioda at March 02, 2016 11:23 AM (H9MG5)

59 "So everyone survived last night? "


Not sure about Buzzion.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2016 11:23 AM (ptqRm)

60 Retired early to dreams of cups of tea, and open-face peanut butter and
jelly sandwiches. Toasted English muffins, dontcha know.



Arose rested and ready, if a little more pinkish than brown.

============

Pitch perfect

Posted by: mrp at March 02, 2016 11:23 AM (JBggj)

61 "My only experience in California was getting stuck at LAX, so I'd like to actually visit someday."

There are parts of the state that are still worth a visit. Just don't assume that basic public services will function worth a damn. And don't try to, y'know, settle down or start a business here.

If you wait another fifteen years, you may be able to ride our gorgeous new high speed rail line, "The Brown Streak", in between Madera and Corcoran: connecting a place no one can find with a place no one would ever want to go to.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:23 AM (noWW6)

62 Anyone else notice the effect of a really mindless slogan on the unthinking? Examples might include "Hope and change" and "Make America great again", to name a couple.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:24 AM (xWW96)

63 I can tell the artist ran out of orange paint quickly, but had plenty of black.

Otherwise, it's another case of accumulated soot on the painting. Used to be green pastures at the bottom.

Posted by: mindful webworker - artist in resonance at March 02, 2016 11:24 AM (Yu4ah)

64 Bierstadt wiped out the entire encampment on the valley floor with cruel unfeeling brushstrokes.

That's hawt.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 02, 2016 11:24 AM (d1RNN)

65 For whatever reason, they simply refuse to acknowledge Cruz.

It's Iowa all over again.
Posted by: Boone at March 02, 2016 11:17 AM (vq6QR)

______

Reason #1872 why I hate the GOPe with the passion of 1000 burning suns.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:24 AM (0LHZx)

66 did everyone survive last night?
Well let's check in with 'TallDave'...
Anyone who gets behind Trump deserves to burn in the train wreck.

Posted by: TallDave



I'd call that a big 'No'.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:25 AM (UmCLB)

67 Anyone else notice the effect of a really mindless slogan on the unthinking? Examples might include "Hope and change" and "Make America great again", to name a couple.

Posted by: maddogg

#HandsUpDon'tShoot!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:25 AM (VAsIq)

68 37 American Samoa, bitchez!
*cackles*

*falls down stairs*
_______________________

#GirlScoutCookiesMatter

Posted by: Fat Chris Christie at March 02, 2016 11:25 AM (NjiZL)

69
I see the tiger...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at March 02, 2016 11:25 AM (LtQCz)

70 Heard a few moments of Glenn Beck this morning. Rattling on about how the NYT has determined that since Trump didn't get 250 delegates on Super Tuesday, they consider that a bad night for him.

The Trump Derangement Sydrome has fully engulfed Beck. Yesterday, in a brief passthrough on the radio in the car, he was reading what sounded like a children's book on the air.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 02, 2016 11:25 AM (dErES)

71 Alternative Title: Ripe Bombay Mountains

Posted by: Mega at March 02, 2016 11:26 AM (hHFOx)

72 Anybody else really missing the commentary from T. Coddington Van Vorhees VII on this election?

Posted by: Jake at March 02, 2016 11:26 AM (e4ege)

73 "I hope we can fit in a group hug, some nice stroking of hair and odd kiss before we reach for the knives today."

Frustrating indecision. The karambit or the kukri? I just can't make up my mind.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:26 AM (noWW6)

74
I blame Eisenhower's "I like Ike" campaign.
Posted by: Lance McCormick
---------
Teddy Roosevelt

http://tinyurl.com/jf7by6z

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:26 AM (9mTYi)

75 Yesterday, in a brief passthrough on the radio in the car, Beck was reading what sounded like a children's book on the air.

Posted by: Jen the original

Those were Trump's memoirs.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:26 AM (VAsIq)

76 Gather around kiddies and let me tell you about the Ace of Spades Train Massacre of 1874 BBQ of 1846-1847..

"Ace of Spades/Donner Party, Now seating party of 12"

"Ace of Spades/Donner Party, Now seating party of 11"

"Ace of Spades/Donner Party, Now seating party of 10"

"Ace of Spades/Donner Party, Now seating party of 9"

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (+058L)

77 i didn't even think of trains , i thought knives were enough.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (L1+sh)

78 Posted by: Jen the original at March 02, 2016 11:25 AM (dErES)


Glenn, please show us on this doll where bad man Trump touched you.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (2PHKP)

79 I used to be just as inevitable as Trump is.
Posted by: The Jebunator 9000 at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM (Dttnn)

No. No you didn't.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (xuouz)

80 aww, so everyone is being mellow right now. Yay! I hope we can fit in a group hug, some nice stroking of hair and odd kiss before we reach for the knives today.
Posted by: willow

*hides shiv behind back*
My dear I'm sure you're mistaken. Now that we have all these Hot Air peeps it's never been friendlier.

*presses 'Post'*
*resumes sharpening shiv*

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (fbovC)

81 I was thinking about voting.

I thought, "If there's a candidate acceptable to me, then don't I have an obligation to vote?"

Then Sessions endorsed Trump, leaving Cruz with no chance.

I didn't vote.

I'm not sorry.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (Dttnn)

82 >>>I can tell the artist ran out of orange paint quickly...



Posted by: mindful webworker - artist in resonance at March 02, 2016 11:24 AM (Yu4ah)<<<




Should've borrowed some from Donald's spray tan guy. He's always got plenty!



Amirite? Amirite?

Posted by: Dondi Rickles at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (H9MG5)

83 Their ten remaining commenters hardest hit.
Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:18 AM (noWW6)

They still have ten commenters? I figured at least half were Salam employees trying to make it seem like the Spacebook posting decision is not a FEMA level disaster while another 25% were Salam employees truly unleashing their venom about the nation (or at least unwashed Republican voting rubes) not turning their lonely eyes to Dondi to save us.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (Ojki1)

84 Grampa, what did you do in the great flame war of '16? Well, sonny, I damn near wore my fingers to the bone bitch typing on AOSHQ.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (kTF2Z)

85 >>>>Anyone else notice the effect of a really mindless slogan on the unthinking? Examples might include "Hope and change" and "Make America great again", to name a couple.


People like bumper sticker slogans for some reason. My current favorite is:




"Make Donald Drumpf Again"


Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:28 AM (UnJ7w)

86 Here is a useful tip for Morons who like to be prepared. If you are afraid to click the link, it won't be useful to you anyway.

http://22lrreloader.com

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:28 AM (xWW96)

87 "Those were Trump's memoirs"

Perhaps you should have read it then...maybe it would have given you some insight on how to beat him.

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:29 AM (WnCSK)

88 Another great painting. Some day I will get west of the Mississippi and see real mountains. The brush strokes remind me of Van Gogh.

Posted by: JTB at March 02, 2016 11:29 AM (FvdPb)

89 Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:29 AM (9mTYi)

90 *resumes sharpening shiv*
Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (fbovC)

Look , although we might all deserve it, would you Really want to cut short our time and opportunity to have a come to G-d moment?

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:29 AM (L1+sh)

91
OK.

I was wrong.

My prediction Cruz wins TX by 2%.

Missed it by ------>.....................................<------ that much.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 02, 2016 11:29 AM (8XRCm)

92
Anyone else notice the effect of a really mindless slogan on the unthinking? Examples might include "Hope and change" and "Make America great again", to name a couple.
Posted by: maddogg


Morning in America
Shining city on a hill

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 02, 2016 11:29 AM (FkBIv)

93 "The Trump Derangement Sydrome has fully engulfed Beck."

Beck has a sad because if the wall is built by Trump, it will ruin all future opportunities for Beck to go hand out soccer balls and teddy bears to the burly, scowling, heavily gang-tattooed, 25-year-old "little kids" flocking in from El Salvador and Guatemala.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:30 AM (noWW6)

94 "Yes we can!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:30 AM (9mTYi)

95 I didn't vote.

I'm not sorry.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (Dttnn)

The old Banana Up the Tail Pipe trick. It gets 'em everytime.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:30 AM (UnJ7w)

96 Classy mountains, classy painting. Does it come in velvet?

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 11:30 AM (rsudF)

97 Reagan Country

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:30 AM (UmCLB)

98 If the GOPe is so eager to get a one-on-one with the Trumpster I say give it to them. I'd love to see what happens. Actually, I have the opinion that the Rube would be done pretty quickly but, hey!, I'm wrong about these contests more often than right.

So, Ted- make your deal. Take the Scalia seat (get all the leading GOPe Senator sigs in blood first, though) and lets see once and for all if the Rube has any grit. I bet he doesn't.

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 11:30 AM (pyd3d)

99 "Forward!"


Okay, I'm feeling a little queasy now...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:30 AM (9mTYi)

100 Yosemite is the epitome of hyperbole.

Posted by: eleven at March 02, 2016 11:31 AM (qUNWi)

101 so i see people still wanna fight.

you know we'll all have to face eachother in the morning , right?

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:31 AM (L1+sh)

102 "TrusTED"

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:31 AM (WnCSK)

103 That Ted Cruz has won Texas, Oklahoma, and Alaska is a fact. This fact leads me to one conclusion. He must withdraw from the race along with all of the others - under mortar fire if need be - and cede everything to the one candidate who can beat Donald Trump and then lose the general with the grace that we expect from the GOP.

Let's hear it for our compromise candidate -

*sounds of scuffling and muffled yells as Mikey is dragged off*

"Ladies and gentlemen, ignore that insane haberdasher and cheap general goods merchant. There is no plot to replace all of the candidates with a new candidate and beat Doanld Trump, lose to Hillary, and preserve the status quo. Trust me. And the word of the Bow Tie Conservative Club is money in the bank."

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at March 02, 2016 11:31 AM (hLRSq)

104 Perhaps you should have read it then...maybe it would have given you some insight on how to beat him.

Posted by: Skeezix

Perhaps he is the inevitable nominee, as many are saying. It's certainly possible that the national tantrum will elevate Trump to getting humiliated by the absolute worst Democratic candidate ever.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:31 AM (VAsIq)

105 Missed it by ------>.....................................

Posted by: fixerupper at March 02, 2016 11:29 AM (8XRCm)


____________________________________________

That's what she said.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 11:31 AM (rsudF)

106 and what about Thanksgiving dinner?!

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:31 AM (L1+sh)

107 Should've borrowed some from Donald's spray tan guy. He's always got plenty!

You know, that's a thing I hadn't considered practically.

Someone has to do that as his job. Do you think he gets sprayed all over? Does it stop at certain lines?

Yes, I have creeped myself out.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (1xUj/)

108 Is that a winchester leaning against a tree?

Posted by: BignJames at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (x9c8r)

109 Grampa, what did you do in the great flame war of '16? Well, sonny, I
damn near wore my fingers to the bone bitch typing on AOSHQ.

=========

LOL

Posted by: mrp at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (JBggj)

110 so i see people still wanna fight.

-----------

I prefer lively and spirited debate?

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (gmeXX)

111 Vic: I don't remember the Sierra Nevada mountains being that tall. Did he stretch reality just a tad?

They've worn down a bunch since 1872...

Posted by: mindful webworker - lotsa wind at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (Yu4ah)

112 Anyone else notice the effect of a really mindless slogan on the
unthinking? Examples might include "Hope and change" and "Make America
great again", to name a couple.

Posted by: maddogg



Morning in America

Shining city on a hill

>>>>>>

Give me liberty or give me death!
No Taxation without Representation!


Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (UmCLB)

113 " national tantrum will elevate Trump to getting humiliated by the absolute worst Democratic candidate ever."

According to????? 3 polls 8 months away that are within MOE? ok.

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (WnCSK)

114 *resumes sharpening shiv*
Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (fbovC)

Look , although we might all deserve it, would you Really want to cut short our time and opportunity to have a come to G-d moment?
Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:29 AM (L1+sh)


Isn't a shiv in the back kind of a literal "come to G-d moment" really?

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (Ojki1)

115 Local radio personality here likened last night to the first round in Rocky 4. Drago is firmly beating Rocky's ass, but Rocky gets a punch in that cuts him. His trainer says see, he can bleed.

Trump might have the state count, but Cruz ain't far behind in delegates. If Kasich and Carson would drop out, and El Ruberino would go slink back down to Florida, we might have a race.

Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 11:33 AM (iQr18)

116 Perhaps he is the inevitable nominee, as many are saying. It's certainly possible that the national tantrum will elevate Trump

to getting humiliated by the absolute worst Democratic candidate ever.


That was in 2012.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 11:33 AM (+058L)

117 Eastern side of the Sierras. Probably around Lone Pine.

Posted by: JH at March 02, 2016 11:33 AM (qC8kc)

118 "My only experience in California was getting stuck at LAX, so I'd like to actually visit someday."

***

San Diego is worth a visit. As is San Francisco/Marin.

I know nothing about LA, other than the traffic seems horrific.

That's the sum of my CA experience.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 11:33 AM (bpn7O)

119 The Trump Derangement Sydrome has fully engulfed Beck

====

Half a reason to vote Trump is to hear Beck wail about it the next day.

Posted by: Bigby's Farmhand at March 02, 2016 11:33 AM (3ZtZW)

120 112 Anyone else notice the effect of a really mindless slogan on the
unthinking? Examples might include "Hope and change" and "Make America
great again", to name a couple.

Posted by: maddogg



Morning in America

Shining city on a hill

>>>>>>

Give me liberty or give me death!
No Taxation without Representation!


Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (UmCLB)


___________________________________________

Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 11:33 AM (rsudF)

121 Perhaps you should have read it then...maybe it would have given you some insight on how to beat him.
Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:29 AM (WnCSK)


I guess Cruz did because he's beaten Trump four times now and is neck and neck with Trump in delegates.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:33 AM (UnJ7w)

122 #BringBackOurGirls

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 11:34 AM (MIKMs)

123 " national tantrum will elevate Trump to getting humiliated by the absolute worst Democratic candidate ever."

----

Repeat after me.


Most polling is done NOT to ascertain what you think.... but to influence WHAT you think.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 02, 2016 11:34 AM (8XRCm)

124 Trump might have the state count, but Cruz ain't far behind in delegates. If Kasich and Carson would drop out, and El Ruberino would go slink back down to Florida, we might have a race.

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We may have a race with them staying in. Just a different kind of race.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:34 AM (gmeXX)

125 "but Cruz ain't far behind in delegates. If Kasich and Carson would drop out, and El Ruberino would go slink back down to Florida, we might have a race."

+1

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:34 AM (WnCSK)

126 SH, i don't really know if the discussion will really be effective at this point. So I'm shoving it forward trying for the band aides and antibiotic patch ups.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:34 AM (L1+sh)

127
Trump might have the state count, but Cruz ain't far behind in delegates. If Kasich and Carson would drop out, and El Ruberino would go slink back down to Florida, we might have a race

Or if Cruz/Rubio double team for awhile...

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 11:34 AM (/dSsq)

128
That was in 2012.


Mitt just grabbed his left kidney.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:34 AM (UmCLB)

129 The Charle Blow column in the sidebar. Well it leaves a mark, but it's so right

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 11:34 AM (zOTsN)

130 Classy mountains, classy painting. Does it come in velvet?

Yes. The bottom of the painting was left blank so that you can have an artist's rendition of your very own dog painted in, playing poker.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 11:34 AM (1xUj/)

131 #BringBackOurGrits?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:34 AM (UnJ7w)

132 112 Anyone else notice the effect of a really mindless slogan on the
unthinking? Examples might include "Hope and change" and "Make America
great again", to name a couple.

Posted by: maddogg



Morning in America

Shining city on a hill

>>>>>>

Give me liberty or give me death!
No Taxation without Representation!


Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (UmCLB)

___________________________________________

Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!

----------

Remember the Alamo!

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:35 AM (gmeXX)

133 Cruz obviously needs a catchy slogan. I suggest "Fuck the GOP establishment elite." (works for me)

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:35 AM (xWW96)

134 And the word of the Bow Tie Conservative Club is money in the bank."
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at March 02, 2016 11:31 AM (hLRSq)

Bow Ties are cool. Not sure about the club though.

Posted by: 11th Doctor at March 02, 2016 11:35 AM (Ojki1)

135 Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (Ojki1)

Deserve's got nothing to do with it.

Posted by: BignJames at March 02, 2016 11:35 AM (x9c8r)

136 SH, i don't really know if the discussion will really be effective at this point. So I'm shoving it forward trying for the band aides and antibiotic patch ups.

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No it probably won't be, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun. People aren't going to change their minds at this point - certainly not the people on this blog. But so what. Can't we have fun debating it out anyway?

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:36 AM (gmeXX)

137 "I guess Cruz did because he's beaten Trump four times now and is neck and neck with Trump in delegates."

Neck and neck is a stretch. But I think Cruz has a shot if Marco would get out.

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:36 AM (WnCSK)

138 Democrats love Trump. That should tell you something.

Like, we're about to nominate a Democrat to destroy the GOPe. And we're cackling as we do it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 02, 2016 11:36 AM (2PHKP)

139 Isn't a shiv in the back kind of a literal "come to G-d moment" really?
Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (Ojki1)

certainly IS.
But i meant we shoudl give eachother time to repent and all.

because guilt and ...
well ok, but you start with that guy i really don't know standing over in the corner.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:36 AM (L1+sh)

140 "112 Anyone else notice the effect of a really mindless slogan on the unthinking? Examples might include "Hope and change" and "Make America great again", to name a couple."

Then, of course, there's the slogan that sounds mindless and inane, but in fact is ominous in its portent.

"New World Order," anyone?

Posted by: George HW Bush at March 02, 2016 11:36 AM (Dttnn)

141 Delegate math:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z6mt7qy

Should the dead-enders stick with Rubio, Kasich and Carson, Trumps gets all of the 808 delegates in winner take all states (less, possibly 54 in the two DC area states). Based on current totals, he needs 167 of the other 983 (some of which he's already getting because RCP doesn't account for all those given out last night). So he needs 1 in 6 when he's already gotten nearly half of those already doled out from proportional states. Which means if nothing changes, he will be well past the 1237 delegate threshold and be the winner of around or over 40 states.

So if you're #nevertrump, it's time to swallow your pride.

Or I suppose you could vote for the Libertarian candidate in protest, who appears to be... Jesse Ventura.

Posted by: Ken Burns IV narrarating another history video at March 02, 2016 11:37 AM (ZbV+0)

142 Sloganwise, there's that evergreen classic, "Let's get America moving again!"

You can find variants of that one going back to the 1920s.

The dopes always fall for it.

Americans seem to be in love with the idea of motion for its own sake.

The idea that purposeless, undirected motion without an intelligible destination is a waste of effort and potentially quite dangerous? That never crosses the national mind. More's the pity.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:37 AM (noWW6)

143 Democrats should love Trump. He has given them millions.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:37 AM (xWW96)

144 >>>You know, that's a thing I hadn't considered practically.

Someone has to do that as his job. Do you think he gets sprayed all over? Does it stop at certain lines?

Yes, I have creeped myself out.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (1xUj/)<<<




No lines. Tan lines aren't classy. I think we all can agree on that. So of course I get sprayed everywhere.



And yes, the carpet matches the drapes. Fantastic!

Posted by: D. Trump at March 02, 2016 11:37 AM (H9MG5)

145 I think Ted's try-out for Trump's VP is going very well.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:37 AM (UmCLB)

146 I guess Remember the Alamo wasn't really mindless. I was just offering up a great slogan (or rallying cry) on this special day.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:37 AM (gmeXX)

147 Molon labe!

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 11:38 AM (pyd3d)

148 Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!

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Remember the Alamo!

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:35 AM (gmeXX)


___________________________________________

William Henry Harrison is my favorite president after Washington. He took care of business in only 30 days, then promptly passed away. We need more like him.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 11:38 AM (rsudF)

149 "we're about to nominate a Democrat to destroy the GOPe"

????? Its the GOPe who is about to throw their support behind Clinton. They destroyed it a long time ago.

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:38 AM (WnCSK)

150 Americans seem to be in love with the idea of motion for its own sake.


There is a term for it. "Dynamic Inaction".

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:38 AM (xWW96)

151 "Get on a Raft With Taft"


Catchy, but... kind of unappealing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:38 AM (9mTYi)

152 Can't we have fun debating it out anyway?
Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:36 AM (gmeXX)

sure we can, but i'll stand over here with the patch up kit .
for the low price of 19.99 . cal now!

have credit card info handy.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:38 AM (L1+sh)

153 According to????? 3 polls 8 months away that are within MOE? ok.

Posted by: Skeezix

Well, I won't lift a finger to vote for Trump; nor will anyone at my workplace, church, friends, Hot Air pundits, National Review employees, etc. I know quite a few democrats who didn't vote in the primary b/c they are unimpressed with their choices, but who are fired up about voting against Trump. I don't see Trump's 40% beating even Hillary.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:38 AM (VAsIq)

154
Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!

----------

Remember the Alamo!


I yam what I yam.

Posted by: eleven at March 02, 2016 11:38 AM (qUNWi)

155 Or I suppose you could vote for the Libertarian candidate in protest, who appears to be... Jesse Ventura.

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Yeah...vote for the guy that says "The SEALS deserved to lose a few" and sues Chris Kyles estate.

I.hate.that.prick.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 02, 2016 11:38 AM (8XRCm)

156 Shovel ready jobs!

Posted by: Joey Biden at March 02, 2016 11:38 AM (pyd3d)

157 A chicken in every pot!

Posted by: mrp at March 02, 2016 11:39 AM (JBggj)

158 Dy -- No -- Miiiiiiite.

Posted by: eleven at March 02, 2016 11:39 AM (qUNWi)

159 Can't we have fun debating it out anyway?
Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:36 AM (gm

If it were a debate.. Instead it's Trump/Cruz stinks and I'm not gonna vote for Him and You're an ass for wanting to.........

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 11:39 AM (/dSsq)

160 Love the painting! Makes me wanna hop in my car and just travel.

Baby let's Cruz, away from here...

Posted by: LizLem at March 02, 2016 11:39 AM (hvf9s)

161 I loves to go swimmin'
with bowlegged women

Posted by: Popeye the Sailorman at March 02, 2016 11:39 AM (1xUj/)

162 Oops, off future civil war commentator sock

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 02, 2016 11:39 AM (ZbV+0)

163 "Or I suppose you could vote for the Libertarian candidate in protest, who appears to be... Jesse Ventura."

Good grief. Who next? The host from _Ancient Aliens_?

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:39 AM (noWW6)

164 Democrats should love Trump. He has given them millions.
Posted by: maddogg
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Money really won't buy loyalty.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:40 AM (9mTYi)

165 Grits & Fritz in '76! JC can save America!

Posted by: Saint Jimmy Carter at March 02, 2016 11:40 AM (nckx1)

166 What fcuking 'Revolution'?

Posted by: King George III at March 02, 2016 11:40 AM (UmCLB)

167 Remember the Alamo!

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:35 AM


RespectRafael!

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 02, 2016 11:40 AM (D+xyy)

168 Derp for Dukakis!

Posted by: eleven at March 02, 2016 11:40 AM (qUNWi)

169 "New World Order," anyone?
Posted by: George HW Bush at March 02, 2016 11:36 AM (Dttnn)

Too Sweet!

Posted by: Kevin Nash and Scott Hall at March 02, 2016 11:41 AM (Ojki1)

170 133 Cruz obviously needs a catchy slogan. I suggest "Fuck the GOP establishment elite." (works for me)
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:35 AM (xWW96)

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He does have one: My face is the face of God.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 11:41 AM (LXJ1e)

171 Money really won't buy loyalty.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:40 AM (9mTYi)


Mebbe not, but it sure as hell can rent it.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:41 AM (xWW96)

172 Money really won't buy loyalty.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:40 AM (9mTYi)

it can.
how much are we talking about?

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:41 AM (L1+sh)

173 Just wanted to pop in and look at the uplifting art (Hooray; Hudson River School and Bierstadt!) and share a devotional from "Holy Lands Moment" and Rabbi Eckstein-"More precious than pearls" about inner beauty and strength despite adversity:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hn6zdwx

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2016 11:41 AM (w4NZ8)

174 54-40 or Fight!

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 11:41 AM (rsudF)

175
"Democrats love Trump. That should tell you something.

Like, we're about to nominate a Democrat to destroy the GOPe. And we're cackling as we do it.------AlaBAMA

Not a good sign how well Trump did in MA. We see where Cruz finsihed there.

Posted by: Illuminati at March 02, 2016 11:41 AM (uhftQ)

176 >>>Isn't a shiv in the back kind of a literal "come to G-d moment" really?

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (Ojki1)

***

Do you shank someone with a shiv? Or shiv someone with a shank?

I can never keep these terms straight.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 11:41 AM (bpn7O)

177 When is Ace going to do a post on the number of people voting in these primaries? On both sides. It is fucking unbelievable how many people Trump is turning out. On the other side the total vote in some Democrat primary states this year is sometimes less than the vote total of one candidate (the winner of BO and Clinton obviously) in 2008.

Also it's a shame Sanders couldn't win some more states last night to prolong the inevitable Hillary win and it's nice to see Cruz do well, especially in relation to Little Marco. Unfortunately I think Trump's VP, if he somehow convinces the GOPe to not block his nomination, is more likely to be Rubio than Cruz if it has to be one of those two.

Posted by: Crump/Truz at March 02, 2016 11:41 AM (8EJen)

178 Like, we're about to nominate a Democrat to destroy the GOPe. And we're cackling as we do it.

===

If they would just honor the 2A as written I could buy a nuke and do it the right way.

Posted by: Bigby's Farmhand at March 02, 2016 11:42 AM (3ZtZW)

179 Morning in America

Shining city on a hill


Anyone remember Dutch's Dollies?
http://is.gd/Q7tuc7
http://is.gd/SInUe4




Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 02, 2016 11:42 AM (d1RNN)

180 ...they simply refuse to acknowledge Cruz

Milady wonders if it's because there are so many Western states still to vote in primaries, and they don't want to let it be known Cruz is still in it, as it were.

Supposedly, Cruz's last chance was to sweep the Suthren states because Fundamentalish religiosity.

I wonder if there's not more of a chance because of Western states and Constitutionality. Don't really know. Just pondering.

Posted by: mindful webworker - armchair pundit at March 02, 2016 11:42 AM (Yu4ah)

181 I'm back in the race with my new killer slogan!

"The rent, I believe, is a bit darn high."

Posted by: The Jebunator 9000 at March 02, 2016 11:42 AM (Dttnn)

182 "Well, I won't lift a finger to vote for Trump; nor will anyone at my workplace, church, friends, Hot Air pundits, National Review employees, etc. I know quite a few democrats who didn't vote in the primary b/c they are unimpressed with their choices, but who are fired up about voting against Trump. I don't see Trump's 40% beating even Hillary"

Hot Air pundits? National Review? Gimme a fuckin break. And I am sure your cowrokers tell you the truth all the time. Perhaps you should look at the overall picture instead of just your little world.

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:42 AM (WnCSK)

183 Not a good sign how well Trump did in MA. We see where Cruz finsihed there.

Posted by: Illuminati

Because Massachusetts always votes for the Republican in the general.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:42 AM (VAsIq)

184 Neck and neck is a stretch. But I think Cruz has a shot if Marco would get out.
Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:36 AM (WnCSK)

Trump-316

Cruz-226

Yeah, that's neck and neck considering the field is still crowded and the goal is 1,237 delegates. Trump was supposed to have swept yesterday according to many Trump supporters and it didn't happen. We have a race right now.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:42 AM (UnJ7w)

185 I do love mountainous terrain.Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:19 AM (xWW96)

I likedthe scenerywell enough until I had to hump an M60 machinegun, that ungainly hunk of metal,up church steeple-pitch mountainsides.Have held a grudgeagainst mountains and big hills ever since. Flat is nice.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 11:43 AM (UWlp+)

186 The Trump Derangement Sydrome has fully engulfed Beck. Yesterday, in a brief passthrough on the radio in the car, he was reading what sounded like a children's book on the air. Posted by: Jen the original at March 02, 2016 11:25 AM (dErES)

Very, very few places or people will be clothed in glory by the time the dust settles on this election year. So many casualties: Beck, NR, FoxNews, etc. Time will tell if they can bounce back after destroying their credibility so needlessly and utterly.

Posted by: LizLem at March 02, 2016 11:43 AM (hvf9s)

187 choo choo!

Megyn Kelly jumps on the Trump Train!

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:43 AM (UmCLB)

188 Grits & Fritz in '76! JC can save America!
Posted by: Saint Jimmy Carter
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Thnx. I had forgotten about the 'Grits and Fritz' meme

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:43 AM (9mTYi)

189 Off sock

Posted by: Tilikum KAW LLC at March 02, 2016 11:43 AM (uhftQ)

190 A thousand points of light!

Posted by: mrp at March 02, 2016 11:43 AM (JBggj)

191 i think the shiv is the actual knife thing.

and than one shanks with it.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:43 AM (L1+sh)

192 Because Massachusetts always votes for the Republican in the general.

And Hillarys! yuuuuge wins in Southern States... Dems always win them....

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 11:43 AM (/dSsq)

193 sure we can, but i'll stand over here with the patch up kit .
for the low price of 19.99 . cal now!

have credit card info handy.
Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:38 AM (L1+sh)

*Casually moves toward willow in order to be one of the first in line when the bloodbath starts*

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at March 02, 2016 11:43 AM (Ojki1)

194 "All the way with LBJ"

Posted by: HH at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM (DrCtv)

195 Do you shank someone with a shiv? Or shiv someone with a shank?

You sit shiv over someone who's been shank.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM (1xUj/)

196 I live on the west side of the Sierra Nevadas. For my job I travel over the Tioga Pass to get to the eastern side a couple times a year. I believe this painting is of the eastern side. It is an uplift mountain range and seeing the craggy peaks makes me think he was in the Owens Valley when he painted it.

Posted by: Sunny at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM (Xnxty)

197
Its too bad the Libertarian party is full of pot smoking conspiracy theorists instead of people who actual want freedom and liberty.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM (ODxAs)

198 Local radio personality here likened last night to the first round in Rocky 4. Drago is firmly beating Rocky's ass, but Rocky gets a punch in that cuts him. His trainer says see, he can bleed.

Trump might have the state count, but Cruz ain't far behind in delegates. If Kasich and Carson would drop out, and El Ruberino would go slink back down to Florida, we might have a race.
...
If, and, might. Them's a lot of variables. If my aunt had a dick and balls she might be my uncle. Not saying it won't happen, but it's still pretty damn unlikely.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM (1H9ox)

199 I Like Ike

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM (UmCLB)

200 81 I was thinking about voting.

I thought, "If there's a candidate acceptable to me, then don't I have an obligation to vote?"

Then Sessions endorsed Trump, leaving Cruz with no chance.

I didn't vote.

I'm not sorry.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 02, 2016 11:27 AM (Dttnn)


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


You threw away the only active voice you had in this fight. But yet you still have the audacity come onto a blog and bitch about other people's choices.

Posted by: Soona at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM (Fmupd)

201 22 So, even though Cruz beat expectations in Texas, won in 2 other states, outperformed expectations more than the other candidates - all of the news is Rubio and Trump.

HotAir doesn't have a single post about Cruz, other than one in which the headline is, "Everyone was a winner last night"

RedState does have one post about Cruz, but many more about Rubio, and the Rubio ones are displayed more prominently.
--------------------------------------------------------------

Weekly Standard has a few paragraphs on Cruz and full length articles for both Trump (negative - of course) and Rubio (positive - of course). The "conservative" media hates Cruz just as much as the Establishment does, to say nothing of Fox News (wherever they fit into conservative vs. whoever else).

Posted by: Crump/Truz at March 02, 2016 11:45 AM (8EJen)

202 Do you shank someone with a shiv? Or shiv someone with a shank?

I can never keep these terms straight.



I guess it depends on where you are. In Texas prisons, it's "shanked with a shank" OR "Shanked with a shiv".

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 11:45 AM (+058L)

203 I wonder if there's not more of a chance because of Western states and Constitutionality. Don't really know. Just pondering.

Posted by: mindful webworker - armchair pundit at March 02, 2016 11:42 AM (Yu4ah)

Glanced at an analysis by someone....Trump has won open primary states....Cruz has done well in closed primary states....more closed primary states coming up.

Posted by: BignJames at March 02, 2016 11:45 AM (x9c8r)

204 Bete, i'm ready, remember your creidt card.

banderdash sigh.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:45 AM (L1+sh)

205 The Trump Derangement Sydrome has fully engulfed Beck. Yesterday, in a brief passthrough on the radio in the car, he was reading what sounded like a children's book on the air. Posted by: Jen the original at March 02, 2016 11:25 AM (dErES

*hides 'Green Eggs and Ham' behind back*

Who does that? Has he no sense of decorum?

Posted by: Ted Crux at March 02, 2016 11:45 AM (fbovC)

206 You threw away the only active voice you had in this fight. But yet you still have the audacity come onto a blog and bitch about other people's choices.
Posted by: Soona at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM


Look, unless the vote is remotely close in CA. that Trump can take it, at this point I won't be voting Trump.... That could change, but right now I'm wary....

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 11:46 AM (/dSsq)

207 William Henry Harrison is my favorite president after Washington. He
took care of business in only 30 days, then promptly passed away. We
need more like him.


His grandson won an election without leaving Indianapolis. He gave speeches on his porch; voters read them in newspapers.

You could probably do that today with the internet, if you could figure out how to keep the assorted venue unions from knee-capping you.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 02, 2016 11:46 AM (d1RNN)

208 San Francisco is nice if you also enjoy the smell of urine.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 02, 2016 11:46 AM (xEZkG)

209 Hot Air pundits? National Review? Gimme a fuckin break. And I am sure your cowrokers tell you the truth all the time. Perhaps you should look at the overall picture instead of just your little world.


Posted by: Skeezix

My view of the overall world shows a significant chunk of voters who will refuse to vote for Trump. I mentioned Hot Air and National Review because they actually do have influence (well, National Review, anyway), and Trump cannot win without some of the establishment. Perhaps my world is too small to see what you're seeing, or perhaps your head is so far up Trump's lying ass that it's you who can't see. Time will tell.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:47 AM (VAsIq)

210 "Trump was supposed to have swept yesterday according to many Trump supporters and it didn't happen. "

I am just saying that as we move on it becomes winner take all and unless something changes dramatically, it looks like Trump will pull further ahead if Rubio remains.

Florida will tell. However, do not be surprised if Rubio stays in even if he loses so he can be the establishment spoiler and force the brokered convention.

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:47 AM (WnCSK)

211 You threw away the only active voice you had in this fight. But yet you still have the audacity come onto a blog and bitch about other people's choices.
Posted by: Soona at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM (Fmupd)

Why, yes--yes I do.

Posted by: The Jebunator 9000 at March 02, 2016 11:47 AM (Dttnn)

212 I don't see where the safe space was sketched in. I don't do pictures without safe spaces.

Posted by: Advo at March 02, 2016 11:47 AM (Ms4Um)

213 >>>Milady wonders if it's because there are so many
Western states still to vote in primaries, and they don't want to let it
be known Cruz is still in it, as it were.



Supposedly, Cruz's last chance was to sweep the Suthren states because Fundamentalish religiosity.



I wonder if there's not more of a chance because of Western states and Constitutionality. Don't really know. Just pondering.

Posted by: mindful webworker - armchair pundit at March 02, 2016 11:42 AM (Yu4ah)<<<

You know what might appeal to those in Western states... hearing they can get their land back (and use it as they see fit) under a new POTUS. Now... if only there happened to a candidate who might do that, instead of one who thinks it's just terrific, you know, really, really fantastic that the Fed leviathan keeps gobbling up territory.

Posted by: ... if only... at March 02, 2016 11:47 AM (H9MG5)

214 Glanced at an analysis by someone....Trump has won
open primary states....Cruz has done well in closed primary
states....more closed primary states coming up.

Posted by: BignJames at March 02, 2016 11:45 AM


Landslide Rafael has done really well in his home state and in caucus states.

I think President Alf Landon won Kansas in 1936, too.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 02, 2016 11:47 AM (D+xyy)

215 Bierstadt is a funny name.

Translated, it means Beer City.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo, we have no country at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (1ijHg)

216
Last time I looked, not voting doesn't mean you lose your freedom of speech.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (ODxAs)

217 Lol

Woodrow Wilson's 1916 campaign slogan: He kept us out of war

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (rsudF)

218 In your heart you know he's right.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (FkBIv)

219
Look, unless the vote is remotely close in CA. that Trump can take it


Trump took Vermont. VERMONT!

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (UmCLB)

220 177 When is Ace going to do a post on the number of people voting in these primaries? On both sides. It is fucking unbelievable how many people Trump is turning out.
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It's interesting that some of us attribute this phenomena to Trump personally. I myself think it's more voter disgust with the current economy and Progressive crack-up generally. But what the hell do I know?

Posted by: Joey Biden at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (pyd3d)

221 "Yeah...vote for the guy that says 'The SEALS deserved to lose a few' and sues Chris Kyles estate."

The fake "SEAL" who says the SEALS deserved to lose a few.

James "Jesse Ventura" Janos went through UDT training, not SEAL training. Related but not identical by any means. No jumping out of airplanes for UDT, for example.

Janos then purports to have "hunted men" as a "SEAL" in Vietnam.

Nope. Janos spent his part of the Vietnam War as part of a UDT detachment in the Philippines. Never saw a single second of combat.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (noWW6)

222 I know this is something that pisses off some people, but I've come to believe that the only meaningful vote I have left is my refusal to vote.

I hope I'm wrong.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (Dttnn)

223 Money really won't buy loyalty.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:40 AM (9mTYi)

Depends, how you use it. Look how much loyalty (in terms of silence on everything I do) I bought with just one trip for two to Fort Marcy Park. And I only needed to pay for one person's trip back.

Posted by: HILLARY! at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (Ojki1)

224 Man this place is always a blast in primary season.

Posted by: brak at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (MJuTN)

225 I Like Ike


Posted by: Mortimer

Bastard!

Posted by: Tina Turner at March 02, 2016 11:49 AM (VAsIq)

226 The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe

Posted by: Ted Crux at March 02, 2016 11:49 AM (fbovC)

227 Look, unless the vote is remotely close in CA. that Trump can take it


Trump took Vermont. VERMONT!


Yes on the Republican side......I'm talking general election and electoral votes...

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 11:49 AM (/dSsq)

228 OK, I'm going to get a jump on the calendar and go straight to the airing of grievances. I'm pleased Ennio Morricone has finally won an Oscar which he has so richly deserved for the last half century but The Hateful Eight soundtrack sucks donkey dongs. I haven't seen the movie since I'm Quarantino-ing Tarantino for his racism and hate speech so I don't about how the music enhances the music but the soundtrack sucks. It's not all Ennio's fault. Tarantino's massive ego requires that there are lengthy dialogue cuts (including when Kurt Russell destroys that antique guitar). This is simply not an album you can put on an enjoy Ennio's magnificent melodies and harmonies.

Well, we'll always have Once Upon a Time in the West, Once Upon a Time in America, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars and so much more.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 02, 2016 11:50 AM (Nwg0u)

229 I don't understand why people think that Cruz's base of support is comprised of JesusFreaks exclusively.

His biggest appeal by far are his views on the constitution. He's not running as Pastor in Chief Huckabee.

Posted by: Lauren at March 02, 2016 11:50 AM (0C2f1)

230

"New World Order," anyone?

Posted by: George HW Bush at March 02, 2016 11:36 AM (Dttnn)


Sorry Pops, but the Three Stooges beat you to it. I heard that phrase in one of their shorts from the '40's.

It sux even worse today. You think we have no representation now, just wait until the blue helmets start ordering you around here.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 02, 2016 11:50 AM (LUgeY)

231 force the brokered convention.
Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:47 AM (WnCSK)

Brokered convention has been my prediction for a while now.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:50 AM (UnJ7w)

232 "Last time I looked, not voting doesn't mean you lose your freedom of speech."

Right. We've all heard forever, "If you don't vote, you have no right to complain."

I'll not vote and continue to bitch all day every day, thank you very much.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 02, 2016 11:50 AM (Dttnn)

233 Thinking about slogans, I'm thinking it'd not be a great idea to use any sort of form of the words return or anything like that. Nothing referring to the past. It's fun to look back at Reagan, but he never had any campaign slogans with anyone's name in it as far as I can remember.

Cruz 2016 - America for the common man?

Cruz 2016 - Victory for the working American?

You want something forward looking that doesn't delve into minutiae. That's where Cruz loses a lot of folks I think.

My personal fave would be Cruz 2016 - Follow the Fucking Constitution, but I think that'd probably be pushing it just a tad.

Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 11:51 AM (iQr18)

234 "Because Massachusetts always votes for the Republican in the general."

That's exactly the point. Of course Massachusetts will vote dem. But they turned out in droves to select the republican nominee. That should give people pause.

Posted by: Daisy at March 02, 2016 11:51 AM (vaFpc)

235 Man this place is always a blast in primary season.
Posted by: brak at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (MJuTN)

i don't believe glancing longingly at the tail pipe of the truck in the garage a blast.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:51 AM (L1+sh)

236 Money really won't buy loyalty.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


Depends on the amount.
$100? FU
$10 million in small, unmarked bills? Yeah, I'll vote for you.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 11:51 AM (+058L)

237 Shank is a verb. "To shank"

Shiv is a noun.

Posted by: Bigby's Farmhand at March 02, 2016 11:51 AM (3ZtZW)

238 You have to give it to Trump. He knows how to run a lean campaign.

Spending to date (including outside sources)

Trump - $25 million; $79,000 per delegate
Cruz - $62 million; $274,000 per delegate
Rubio - $61 million; 575,000 per delegate
Clinton - $111 million !

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 11:51 AM (LXJ1e)

239 When is Ace going to do a post on the number of people voting in these primaries? On both sides. It is fucking unbelievable how many people Trump is turning out. On the other side the total vote in some Democrat primary states this year is sometimes less than the vote total of one candidate (the winner of BO and Clinton obviously) in 2008.
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While it can't be denied that DDT has fervent supporters and is helping to drive an increase in turnout, that needs to be parsed a little.

1-I think even without Trump there is a good chance there would have been at least historically very good and even potentially record turnout. Maybe not as yuuuugely record breaking, but big turnout. Many Repubs and conservatives (primarily conservatives) see this election as the last hill to stand on before the zombie hordes clear the border and would have turned out to get their voice heard even if it was supporting Cruz or Walker or Perry or Jindal.

2-While technically still a reason for driving turnout, it cannot be ignored that there are many people turning out solely to try and prevent Don from gaining the nomination. It's a reason but not exactly a positive in his favor (unless your of the "there is no bad publicity" mindset).

Posted by: ajmojo at March 02, 2016 11:52 AM (1H9ox)

240 235 Man this place is always a blast in primary season.
Posted by: brak at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (MJuTN)



And we've got 8 more months of this..

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 11:52 AM (/dSsq)

241 Its too bad the Libertarian party is full of pot smoking conspiracy theorists instead of people who actual want freedom and liberty.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM (ODxAs)

I've often thought the same thing. The libertarian core message of 'leave people alone' would resonate everywhere if it wasn't drowned out by those secret government mind control waves broadcasting WONKA WONKA WONKA in the ears of millions of libertarian-leaning citizens.

Damn those Illuminati bastards and their slimy Reptillian masters. Damn them to hell.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 11:52 AM (UWlp+)

242 Dems always win them....
Posted by: donna
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NC was Red in 1980, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:52 AM (9mTYi)

243 And now for something *completely* different.

Monster Jam comes to Atlanta this Saturday. My favorite, Grave Digger - I like the pretty colors, will be on display tomorrow, Thursday, March 3, from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM at the AutoZone at 4150 Highway 29, Lilburn, GA 30047.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 11:52 AM (bpn7O)

244 Man this place is always a blast in primary season.
Posted by: brak at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (MJuTN)

i don't believe glancing longingly at the tail pipe of the truck in the garage a blast.



We could start fighting about 2020 just to spice things up.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 11:53 AM (1xUj/)

245 "Trump's lying ass that it's you who can't see. Time will tell.
"

Well...you the one called Turd so....

If you had any clue around here you would discover I never disclosed who I will vote for and have been very pro Cruz and Trump. I was simply presenting a few points to you and you had to throw a tantrum. I am a realist. Perhaps that is because I am self employed and actually pay fucking taxes.

But if Trump is the nominee, then at least we will know you will go the fuck away right? If you are not going to partake in the process, then you should not have a seat at the table. You are part of the problem, not the solution.

Good riddance...


Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:53 AM (WnCSK)

246
Yes on the Republican side......I'm talking general election and electoral votes...


2016 California is your decider for a Trump vote?

Why not just go with the "When Bears Cease Defecatation in the Greenspaces" test?


Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:53 AM (UmCLB)

247 Depends on the amount.
$100? FU
$10 million in small, unmarked bills? Yeah, I'll vote for you.
Posted by: rickb223
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Hmm. So, we're just arguing the price?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:53 AM (9mTYi)

248 242 Dems always win them....
Posted by: donna
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NC was Red in 1980, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012

That was My point Hillary! winning Southern States in the primary is a whole lot different than in the General...

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 11:53 AM (/dSsq)

249 Also thought this was an interesting article-9 ways you can help without opening your wallet:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gr8pzb4

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2016 11:53 AM (w4NZ8)

250 Cloyd Freud: I didn't vote.
I'm not sorry.


That's good.

You would've voted wrong, anyway.

Posted by: mindful webworker - for certain values of wrong at March 02, 2016 11:53 AM (Yu4ah)

251 My favorite, Grave Digger - I like the pretty colors, will be on display
tomorrow, Thursday, March 3, from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM at the AutoZone at
4150 Highway 29, Lilburn, GA 30047


I always liked driving down to the Outer Banks - we'd drive right past Grave Digger and the kids would wave.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 11:53 AM (eytER)

252 donna, i hope valu rite has ampd up its production lines

or i might have to go find heroin for the pain of it all.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:53 AM (L1+sh)

253
i don't believe glancing longingly at the tail pipe of the truck in the garage a blast.

Is it a classic resto-mod of say a 53 Chevy?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 11:54 AM (ODxAs)

254 No Taxation without Representation!


That is one of the most misrepresented quotes of all time. The colonists were not raising hell about lack of representation. They were raising hell because crown taxes paid to the royal governor had to be paid in gold. Since the colonies were only allowed to trade with British companies who paid for their imports with goods instead of gold there was no gold in the colonies. And the local governments were confiscating property right and left due to unpaid taxes.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 11:54 AM (t2KH5)

255 Starting March 15, the GOP primaries are "winner-take-all".

I expect Trump to have the Delegates needed by June 8, the day after the Big Kahuna (California) weighs in.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo, we have no country at March 02, 2016 11:54 AM (1ijHg)

256 I do have a caveat on my Brokered Convention theory and it's this:

John Kasich will drop out just before Ohio for a VP slot/cabinet slot and hand the state over to Trump putting him over the top on the delegate count. You heard it here first.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:55 AM (UnJ7w)

257 The reason the debate is so intense between Cruz and Trump supporters is that the candidates are complete opposites politically and personally. There is no real common ground regard to positions, and where there is some, they have opposite plans to implement those positions.



Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 02, 2016 11:55 AM (UGLi1)

258 And we've got 8 more months of this..
Posted by: donna
---------------

Can Xanex be had from ghetto dealers, I wonder?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:55 AM (9mTYi)

259 Yes on the Republican side......I'm talking general election and electoral votes...

2016 California is your decider for a Trump vote?

Why not just go with the "When Bears Cease Defecatation in the Greenspaces" test?



No it just means if I don't vote for Trump it won't matter to the overall race.... Besides I said at this point... Things could change....... I have said numerous times here that i don't really "love" any of the Candidates....

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 11:55 AM (/dSsq)

260 Oops... 'Xanax'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:55 AM (9mTYi)

261 Bandersnatch, you have surprised me with your embracing of such cruelty.

and i miss alex!

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:55 AM (L1+sh)

262 >>> i think the shiv is the actual knife thing.

and than one shanks with it.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:43 AM (L1+sh)

***

Thanks so much!

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 11:55 AM (bpn7O)

263 Is it a classic resto-mod of say a 53 Chevy?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 11:54 AM (ODxAs)

well if we are dreaming, yes it can!

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:56 AM (L1+sh)

264 This painting and others like it supported the genocide of native Americans by making racist white "manifest destiny" beautiful. Accordingly, it has been tagged as Doubleplus Ungood and scheduled for cremation in a State facility.

Thank you and have a nice day.

Posted by: HRC Office of Internal National Discipline at March 02, 2016 11:56 AM (L3GKO)

265 "John Kasich will drop out just before Ohio for a VP slot/cabinet slot and hand the state over to Trump putting him over the top on the delegate count. You heard it here first."

Good point...with Kasich though it is hard to pin down where his loyalties reside. He would make an excellent VP I believe...

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:56 AM (WnCSK)

266 I do have a caveat on my Brokered Convention theory and it's this:

John Kasich will drop out just before Ohio for a VP slot/cabinet slot and hand the state over to Trump putting him over the top on the delegate count. You heard it here first.

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Its possible. That assumes his delegates will go along with that - right? His delegates would not be bound in such a scenario - right?

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:56 AM (gmeXX)

267 216
Last time I looked, not voting doesn't mean you lose your freedom of speech.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 11:48 AM (ODxAs)


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No it doesn't. But, as far as I'm concerned, a non-voting person's credibility has been flushed down the crapper especially when they opine on the state of affairs in this nation.

Posted by: Soona at March 02, 2016 11:56 AM (Fmupd)

268 No Taxation without Representation!

===

FK THIS TEA IN PARTICULAR

Posted by: Bigby's Farmhand at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (3ZtZW)

269 Via Hotair:

On HuffPo:

"Mitt Romney's Top Strategist Says Hillary Clinton Would Be A Better President Than Donald Trump"

Of course.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (0LHZx)

270 I can get you some Xanex and Cocane.

Posted by: eleven at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (qUNWi)

271 LizLem: ...So many casualties: Beck, NR, FoxNews, etc. Time will tell if they can bounce back after destroying their credibility so needlessly and utterly.

Bounce back? Please, no. Let them wither away, and new credible sources arise in their places.

Posted by: mindful webworker - whenever any form of media become destructive of these ends... at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (Yu4ah)

272 Ventura isn't so much of a Libertarian as he is a low life, scumbag, delusional piece of shit. Maybe that's just me.

Posted by: cheri at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (ylAck)

273 "So many casualties: Beck, NR, FoxNews, etc. Time will tell if they can bounce back after destroying their credibility so needlessly and utterly."

If these ticks get back into business without a serious cultural-revolution-style regrooving, we'll have been cheated of the real spectacle--self-denunciations, reeducation, gulag literature, bad haircuts, jumpsuits, placard displays, the works.

Posted by: General Zod at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (Bdeb0)

274 and i miss alex!
Posted by: willow


Not my fault, it's not as if she's tied up in my basement or anything.

And I do too bring her food and water.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (1xUj/)

275 of course i had always thought shanking was not a bad thing.

but now.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (L1+sh)

276 Doctor Cynic


I like your Texas national anthem. Hopefully it will be set to a tune that people can actually sing.



My only criticism is that you left out the part about fertilizing our fields with the impure blood of our enemies.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (jCgo+)

277 >>>You sit shiv over someone who's been shank.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM (1xUj/)

***

Ohhhhh no. I'm not touching that. Not another Orthodox Jew thing.


I mean, unless there are jokes to be had.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (bpn7O)

278 264 This painting and others like it supported the genocide of native Americans by making racist white "manifest destiny" beautiful. Accordingly, it has been tagged as Doubleplus Ungood and scheduled for cremation in a State facility.

The Donner party didn't find it too beautiful...

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (/dSsq)

279 Trump - $25 million; $79,000 per delegate
Cruz - $62 million; $274,000 per delegate
Rubio - $61 million; 575,000 per delegate
Clinton - $111 million !

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 11:51 AM (LXJ1e)

This doesn't take into account the value of the free air time Trump has received does it? I'm curious to know how much that has been worth.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (UnJ7w)

280 "a non-voting person's credibility has been flushed down the crapper especially when they opine on the state of affairs in this nation."

Exactly. Thank you.

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (WnCSK)

281 John Kasich will drop out just before Ohio for a VP slot/cabinet slot and hand the state over to Trump putting him over the top on the delegate count. You heard it here first.Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:55 AM (UnJ7w)

John Kasich. Because what this country needs is an entitled asshole who says, 'Do you know who I am?' to cops giving him a speeding ticket.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 11:58 AM (UWlp+)

282 265 "John Kasich will drop out just before Ohio for a VP slot/cabinet slot and hand the state over to Trump putting him over the top on the delegate count. You heard it here first."

Good point...with Kasich though it is hard to pin down where his loyalties reside. He would make an excellent VP I believe...
Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:56 AM (WnCSK)

____

I had totally forgotten the mailman's son was still in it.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:58 AM (0LHZx)

283 We could start fighting about 2020 just to spice things up.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 11:53 AM (1xUj/)


____________________________________________

Chelsea Clinton 2020 campaign slogan: Because dad's coattail is long

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 11:58 AM (rsudF)

284 interesting, Vic!

you're not allowed to have gold, you know

if you have it, you're probably a secret Enemy of the State

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 11:58 AM (L3GKO)

285 "Mitt Romney's Top Strategist"

Is this the same fucker who told us Pennsylvania was in play in 2012?

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 11:58 AM (WnCSK)

286
Eh. As somebody else intimated, 'none of the above' is actually a vote.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 11:58 AM (ODxAs)

287 No it doesn't. But, as far as I'm concerned, a non-voting person's credibility has been flushed down the crapper especially when they opine on the state of affairs in this nation.

Absolutely right, Comrade.

Posted by: Joseph Stalin at March 02, 2016 11:59 AM (Dttnn)

288 This doesn't take into account the value of the free air time Trump has received does it? I'm curious to know how much that has been worth.
Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (UnJ7w)

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Whatever that amount is, it's less than 10% of the free air time Obama received in 2008.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:59 AM (0LHZx)

289 Bandersnatch, o man, i will remember this day.

you are in for it!

(whispers) does anyone know where she keeps all the doom stuff that i can send to beat up that guy?

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2016 11:59 AM (L1+sh)

290 Ventura isn't so much of a Libertarian as he is a low life, scumbag, delusional piece of shit. Maybe that's just me.

Nope, not just you.

Although his X-Files ep is still one of my favorites.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 02, 2016 11:59 AM (d1RNN)

291 >>>Its too bad the Libertarian party is full of pot smoking conspiracy theorists instead of people who actual want freedom and liberty.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM (ODxAs)

***

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

Posted by: Jeff at March 02, 2016 11:59 AM (bpn7O)

292

The past tense of "shank" is "shunk."

You're welcome.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 02, 2016 11:59 AM (LUgeY)

293 "Mitt Romney's Top Strategist"

comedy gold

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 11:59 AM (L3GKO)

294 "Get on a Raft With Taft"


Catchy, but... kind of unappealing.
___________________

What's unappealing about it? Just because I was morbidly obese?

What are you, a fat-o-phobist?

Posted by: Zombie Taft at March 02, 2016 11:59 AM (df5V4)

295 222 I know this is something that pisses off some people, but I've come to believe that the only meaningful vote I have left is my refusal to vote.

I hope I'm wrong.


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

I've heard that a lot here. I get that it's a protest, but against whom? Serious question, what does it accomplish?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 12:00 PM (kTF2Z)

296 Guy Mohawk: Its too bad the Libertarian party is full of pot smoking conspiracy theorists instead of people who actual want freedom and liberty.

I voted Libertarian a couple of times, 'way back when the Libertarian Party seemed still to be, you know, libertarian. Thought they were what the GOP was supposed to be.

"I didn't leave the Libertarian Party. The Libertarian Party left me... and left planet earth...."

Posted by: mindful webworker - channeling Ronald Rayguns at March 02, 2016 12:00 PM (Yu4ah)

297 Its possible. That assumes his delegates will go along with that - right? His delegates would not be bound in such a scenario - right?
Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:56 AM (gmeXX)

Sorry I wasn't clear on my prediction. I meant that Kasich would drop out before the Ohio vote and Trump would win outright with his own delegates to vote for him at the convention.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 12:00 PM (UnJ7w)

298 >>>You have to give it to Trump. He knows how to run a lean campaign.

Yes the media loves to give him free airtime.

http://tinyurl.com/jqebje6

It's almost like they want him to win the nomination.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 02, 2016 12:00 PM (0q2P7)

299 What am I happy about today? On my walk the clouds looked like huge grey-blue/white crashing waves after a storm and the sun came out brilliantly at the end. Now there's a blue sky.

See you all tomorrow!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (w4NZ8)

300 284 interesting, Vic!

you're not allowed to have gold, you know

if you have it, you're probably a secret Enemy of the State
Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 11:58 AM (L3GKO)
----------------------------------------------------

Vic probably has his computers in a Farady cage in his secret hide-away warehouse, with off the grid power, down by the train tracks and well away from any surveillance cameras. I'm jealous.

Posted by: Joey Biden at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (pyd3d)

301 "Eh. As somebody else intimated, 'none of the above' is actually a vote."

It used to be in the Libertarian Party platform that "None of the Above" should be listed as a voting option on every race.

I agree with them about that.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (Dttnn)

302 I have said numerous times here that i don't really "love" any of the Candidate

Oh ok.
Hey it's cool , donna. I just didn't understand.

As I said, the whole political game is professional wrestling. The mudslinging, obfuscation, bullshit and smack talk is part of the job.

For now, we can just relax and enjoy the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments as the GOPe has a group conniption.


Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (UmCLB)

303 >>>You threw away the only active voice you had in this fight. But yet you still have the audacity come onto a blog and bitch about other people's choices.

Posted by: Soona at March 02, 2016 11:44 AM (Fmupd)

***

I helped him on that one. He just doesn't know it.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (bpn7O)

304 look at this wiki bullshit:

"Chief Justice Taft was a conservative on business issues, but under him, there were advances in individual rights."

as if conservatives are opposed to individual rights

who writes this shit?

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (L3GKO)

305
Posted by: Jeff at March 02, 2016 11:59 AM (bpn7O)

Ha. Excellent!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (ODxAs)

306 Yes the media loves to give him free airtime.

http://tinyurl.com/jqebje6

It's almost like they want him to win the nomination.
Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 02, 2016 12:00 PM (0q2P7)

____

Or....you know....he gets them ratings and stuff.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (0LHZx)

307 What happens to poor Marcopolo after the primaries? I know he can go back to the Senate with the other 7 gangsters and miss votes until the end of the year. But what's on his agenda after January? Preparations for his 2020 run? Writing children's books about how he was the only one who could have beat Hill?

Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (xVYeR)

308 Posted by: Doctor Cynic at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM
~~~~~
D'you really write that? I love it--all the way from Joisey.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (E6RIJ)

309 "I'm jealous."

I'm jealous of Vic's chicks.

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 12:02 PM (L3GKO)

310 I suppose you missed Lindsay Graham saying that he'd support Cruz over Trump. CBS news this morning.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 02, 2016 12:02 PM (Lqy/e)

311 This doesn't take into account the value of the free air time Trump has received does it? I'm curious to know how much that has been worth. Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (UnJ7w)

Name recognition on a national level has been estimated to cost over a billion dollars--at least according to the guy (whose name escapes me) who ran John Kerry's presidential campaign. Trump, thanks to his reality TV star status,received and maintainedhis own national name recognition (largely)for free.

Lack of national name recognition is arguably what essentially killed Carly Fiorina's campaign, among others.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 12:02 PM (UWlp+)

312 "Mitt Romney's Top Strategist" 


First prize, one weeks free consultation
Second prize, two weeks free consultation

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 12:02 PM (fbovC)

313 Xerox sells Xanex.

Posted by: Xardoz at March 02, 2016 12:02 PM (FkBIv)

314 The past tense of "shank" is "shunk."

I liked it better in Middle English, as in the Wife of Bath:

"He hathe shaunke thee with a shyvve".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 12:02 PM (1xUj/)

315 You say Bierstadt

I say get me a beer, stat!

oh, sh!t, I amuse myself

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 02, 2016 12:02 PM (dBmVV)

316 Whatever that amount is, it's less than 10% of the free air time Obama received in 2008.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:59 AM (0LHZx)


That wasn't my argument but okie dokie.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 12:02 PM (UnJ7w)

317 208 San Francisco is nice if you also enjoy the smell of urine.
______________________

And the sight of two dudes in assless chaps and biker chains tongue kissing one another while grinding crotches together.

Posted by: S.F. Immorality Police! at March 02, 2016 12:03 PM (df5V4)

318 So this is the new anti-Trump line of attack, LOL!! Oh my god, Trump is getting free airtime. He must be banished to the hinterlands for his crime.

Exactly what the fuck is wrong with Trump getting air time? Obama got infinity air time in 2008 and that was why he won.

I guess the better strategy would be for Trump to never be on TV, because that's how you get LIV votes, by being invisible. The Stupid Party has graduated to Idiot Party this year.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:03 PM (0LHZx)

319 222 I know this is something that pisses off some people, but I've come to believe that the only meaningful vote I have left is my refusal to vote.

I hope I'm wrong.


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

Isn't there some 5th party candidate that no one has heard of that, if you were to vote for, would at least be some small voicing of actual protest/opinion? Not voting to me just tells the powers that be that you are entirely disaffected and they can continue to treat you like Marcellus' gimp and you won't even bother to try to take the ball gag out of your mouth.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 02, 2016 12:03 PM (1H9ox)

320 By my count, there are still 40 mode delegates from last nights primaries to be allocated,is that still the case? 20 from Texas and 20 from some of the other primaries.

Posted by: IC at March 02, 2016 12:03 PM (a0IVu)

321 "Get on a Raft With Taft"


♪ "And leave your paddles behind!" ♪

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 12:03 PM (+058L)

322 "Mitt Romney's Top Strategist Says Hillary Clinton Would Be A Better President Than Donald Trump"



Speaking of which...

Where the hell is JeffB??

Shouldn't he be lecturing us mouth-breathing retards on the fine points of our collective failure right now?

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (UmCLB)

323 I think we should be able to vote against a candidate.

Posted by: eleven at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (qUNWi)

324
That rug really tied the room together.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (ODxAs)

325 295
222 I know this is something that pisses off some people, but I've come
to believe that the only meaningful vote I have left is my refusal to
vote.


I hope I'm wrong.


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


I've heard that a lot here. I get that it's a protest, but against whom? Serious question, what does it accomplish?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 12:00 PM
~~~~~
You can still do a write-in. Means nothing, but it's not nothing.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (E6RIJ)

326 "Mitt Romney's Top Strategist"

He's here because Mitch and Murray sent him.

Posted by: General Zod at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (Bdeb0)

327 "but I've come to believe that the only meaningful vote I have left is my refusal to vote. "

I don't agree with this but that is 100% your choice and right. My problem is with the people who are not going to vote and then continue to trash everyone else for actually wanting to participate in the election process and speaking of their reasoning for canidate "x." If someone is not going to vote, then it seems to me they have made their peace and then should allow others the privledge to support their candidate.

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (WnCSK)

328 Talk about in denial or just plain lying.

Cruz, who currently has lost 11 of 14 primaries, claiming that somehow the front runner can't beat Hillary Clinton.

Okay. Let's say that's true. If that's the case, then how does Cruz think HE can beat Hillary when he's less popular than Trump?

Both Cruz and Rubio are wish casting. And unless a really well orchestrated batch of skullduggery occurs, Trump will have the most delegates going into the Convention.

And Cruz won't even be close. Especially after April when the winner take all states start voting.

And there's a lot of delegates in that pile.

Turns out Rubio is taking votes from Cruz and not what they expected of him taking from Trump.

And that's because Trump has cross over voters. And Cruz isn't radical sounding enough.

Yeah he pisses the establishment off but it's Trump that's got them peeing in their pants.

And that's the best reason of all to vote for Trump.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (Xo1Rt)

329 306 Yes the media loves to give him free airtime.

http://tinyurl.com/jqebje6

It's almost like they want him to win the nomination.
Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 02, 2016 12:00 PM (0q2P7)

____

Or....you know....he gets them ratings and stuff.

--------

Quid pro quo, Clarice. Quid pro quo.

Posted by: Hannibal Lector at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (cDhKR)

330 Whatever that amount is, it's less than 10% of the free air time Obama received in 2008.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:59 AM (0LHZx)


That wasn't my argument but okie dokie.

----------

I don't begrudge Trump getting free airtime.

But don't try to impress me with how he is able to run a lean campaign.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (gmeXX)

331 316 Whatever that amount is, it's less than 10% of the free air time Obama received in 2008.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:59 AM (0LHZx)


That wasn't my argument but okie dokie.
Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 12:02 PM (UnJ7w)

____

You don't really have an argument. You're just shitting on Trump with the latest GOPe talking point, that somehow he's cheating by getting air time while The Rube is ignored.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (0LHZx)

332 John Kasich will drop out just before Ohio for a VP slot/cabinet slot and hand the state over to Trump putting him over the top on the delegate count. You heard it here first.

Delusional. Kasich is staying in specifically to deny Trump a win in Winner Take All Ohio.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 02, 2016 12:05 PM (XhSez)

333 276 Doctor Cynic

I like your Texas national anthem. Hopefully it will be set to a tune that people can actually sing.

My only criticism is that you left out the part about fertilizing our fields with the impure blood of our enemies.
Posted by: obnoxious ahole at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (jCgo+)

If I can't find a soul-stirring melody to put it to, I guess we could make it a rap. There's still plenty of time to add verses - we haven't declared our independence yet.

Yet.

Posted by: Doctor Cynic at March 02, 2016 12:05 PM (5qkJr)

334 This doesn't take into account the value of the free
air time Trump has received does it? I'm curious to know how much that
has been worth.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (UnJ7w)

====================
There's a post at HA that cover that topic. My detailed analysis after reading it?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: mrp at March 02, 2016 12:05 PM (JBggj)

335 Mitt Romney's Top Strategist


Sort of like the having the best three-point shot average in the Lollipop Guild.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 02, 2016 12:05 PM (8ZskC)

336 304 as if conservatives are opposed to individual rights



who writes this shit?

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (L3GKO)

Wiki has always been a nest of liberal Democrats and commies.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 12:05 PM (t2KH5)

337 And the sight of two dudes in assless chaps and biker chains

-----

**raises hand**

Point of order if I may.

All chaps are "assless". If they werent... they'd be pants.



That is all. Carry on.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 02, 2016 12:05 PM (8XRCm)

338 All chaps are assless. If they they have asses they're called pants.

Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 12:06 PM (xVYeR)

339 "You know what might appeal to those in Western states... hearing they
can get their land back (and use it as they see fit) under a new POTUS."

Sagebrush Rebellion II.

One of the biggest disappointments of the original "Reagan Revolution" was having the loudmouth socon James Watt installed at Interior, who drew so much bad publicity with endless gaffes that it basically flushed any hope of being able to devolve control of Western lands back to the states. (Which had been a central Reagan '80 message.)

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 12:06 PM (noWW6)

340 My problem is with the people who are not going to vote and then continue to trash everyone else for actually wanting to participate in the election process and speaking of their reasoning for canidate "x."

I haven't trashed anyone, so we're good, right?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 02, 2016 12:06 PM (Dttnn)

341 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:03 PM (0LHZx)

Calm down. I was curious about how much Trump's free airtime was worth. It was just a question, but moo moo, there is no question Trump's name as a brand is paying for that advertising. Good lord.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 12:06 PM (UnJ7w)

342 I guess the better strategy would be for Trump to never be on TV, because that's how you get LIV votes, by being invisible. The Stupid Party has graduated to Idiot Party this year.Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:03 PM (0LHZx)

It wasn't a line of attack, you pusillanamous pissmire. It was a statement of fact. Trump has national name recognition, which in turn gives him an advantage with the electorate. Please show the 'attack' part of this attack.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 12:06 PM (UWlp+)

343 Trump - $25 million; $79,000 per delegate

Cruz - $62 million; $274,000 per delegate

Rubio - $61 million; 575,000 per delegate

Clinton - $111 million !



Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 11:51 AM (LXJ1e)



This doesn't take into account the value of the free air time Trump
has received does it? I'm curious to know how much that has been worth.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (UnJ7w)
_______
Every other candidate, no matter what you think of them, has had to buy airtime. As a Cruz supporter, I even see him being ignored, with BO'R excuse that he is 'too hard to book' (on Breitbart). So far, GOPe has burned through money like a drunken sailor on leave. Will there be anything left for the general?

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 12:06 PM (MIKMs)

344 >>>Or....you know....he gets them ratings and stuff.

Heh. Didn't read the link which is about financial losses due to the free coverage they give Trump. Typical.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 02, 2016 12:06 PM (0q2P7)

345 All my pants are assed pants.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 02, 2016 12:06 PM (8ZskC)

346 "10
Amazing that he traveled to California via wagon train in 1859.
How many attacks were there on wagon trains?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 11:13 AM (iQIUe)"

More than you'd think

Posted by: the Donner Party at March 02, 2016 12:07 PM (AGJqR)

347 'I've heard that a lot here. I get that it's a protest, but against whom? Serious question, what does it accomplish?"

Peace of mind. My vote for Mitt last time still smells.
In my head.

Never again voting for someone I do not want to.

Never.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 12:08 PM (WVsWD)

348 What happens to poor Marcopolo after the primaries? I know he can go back to the Senate with the other 7 gangsters and miss votes until the end of the year. But what's on his agenda after January? Preparations for his 2020 run? Writing children's books about how he was the only one who could have beat Hill?
Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (xVYeR)

Given all the comic book turned movie adaptations around he could star in the major motion picture "Dondi!" ?

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at March 02, 2016 12:08 PM (Ojki1)

349 It wasn't a line of attack, you pusillanamous pissmire. It was a statement of fact. Trump has national name recognition, which in turn gives him an advantage with the electorate. Please show the 'attack' part of this attack.
Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 12:06 PM (UWlp+)

______

Butthurt GOPe tears are delicious.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:08 PM (0LHZx)

350 "San Francisco is nice if you also enjoy the smell of urine."

And the nation's most expensive parking tickets.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 12:08 PM (noWW6)

351

All chaps are assless. If they they have asses they're called pants.

All chaps are assless. If they have asses, they're called pants.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at March 02, 2016 12:08 PM (LUgeY)

352 How many attacks were there on wagon trains?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 11:13 AM (iQIUe)"

More than you'd think
Posted by: the Donner Party at March 02, 2016 12:07 PM (AGJqR)



We were mostly peaceful.

Posted by: The Mormons at March 02, 2016 12:08 PM (1xUj/)

353 328 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (Xo1Rt)


I saw one poll where they said any of the Republican candidates could beat Scankles. She is vastly unpopular across America with everybody but black women,

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 12:08 PM (t2KH5)

354 I just destroyed a 1/2 pound of thinly sliced corned beef and swiss with cole slaw and thousand island dressing on Jewish rye.

That sammich didn't stand a chance.

I should have bought the oatmeal raisin cookie too.

Posted by: jwest at March 02, 2016 12:09 PM (Zs4uk)

355 Today I was thinking I kind of Miss Rand Paul....... I must really be getting desperate....

Posted by: donna at March 02, 2016 12:09 PM (/dSsq)

356 IMO, not voting is being a serf.

Yes, we're all serfs and voting is spitting in an ocean of spit.

But it's a right that must be exercised if for no other reason than to honor those who died defending it.

Hell, I'll be precinct captain if that spot isn't already taken. And I'll donate, and write, and campaign to keep HRC out.

Trump vs. Hillary is an easy call.

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 12:09 PM (L3GKO)

357 >>> My detailed analysis after reading it? HAHAHA...

Of course. The fact that the media is willing to lose money to give Trump airtime isn't important.

Trump The media's choice for the Republican Nomination.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 02, 2016 12:09 PM (0q2P7)

358 "18 I don't remember the Sierra Nevada mountains being that tall. Did he stretch reality just a tad?
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (t2KH5)"

wow. you must not have traveled further north than Palmdale

Posted by: the Butcher at March 02, 2016 12:09 PM (AGJqR)

359 So far, GOPe has burned through money like a drunken sailor on leave. Will there be anything left for the general?
Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 12:06 PM (MIKMs)

_______

The GOPe will be perfectly happy with Hillary as president. See statement from Romney's top advisor above.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:10 PM (0LHZx)

360 "I haven't trashed anyone, so we're good, right?"

Sorry...that was not directed at you and it was not my intent to imply that it was. I was just quoting text from your post. My apologies for any confusion :-)

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 12:10 PM (WnCSK)

361 arguably what essentially killed Carly Fiorina's campaign, among others.
Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 12:02 PM (UWlp+)

I believe that what killed Carly's run was the attention she got at the beginning made people look closer at how she did in her California Senate run and what she says she stands for.

None of which resonated with Republicans/conservatives.

She'd make a good Republican run in a liberal state. Sort of like Romney in Mass. But that's not good enough nationally.

Nationally is more to the right than that. She was supporting immigration, amnesty etc. Played the gender card. Was against taking a closer look at what some Muslims are really up to and denying visas for those that don't make the grade.

Once people got to know her her numbers tanked.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:10 PM (Xo1Rt)

362 Delusional. Kasich is staying in specifically to deny Trump a win in Winner Take All Ohio.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 02, 2016 12:05 PM (XhSez)

First of all, it was a caveat to my brokered convention theory.

Second of all, Kasich has no path to the nomination so why stay in? Ohio is leverage Kasich could use to get a VP slot.

Long shot? Probably.
Delusional? No, that's why it's a caveat.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 12:10 PM (UnJ7w)

363 She is vastly unpopular across America with everybody but black women

How does she get that demo?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 02, 2016 12:10 PM (8ZskC)

364 This doesn't take into account the value of the free
air time Trump has received does it? I'm curious to know how much that
has been worth.
....

It's worth a hell of a lot. Which only demonstrates the political genius that is Trump. No sarcasm...the man's political brilliance so far in this election is something no one, not even his (relatively recently acquired) die hard fans would have predicted. The GOP does not have a clue how to handle him.
Not sure if the DNC does or not...Don and the Dems have only been circling the dance floor so far. If he does win the nomination from a purley political standpoint, it is going to (continue to) be one of the most intriguing elections in history.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 02, 2016 12:10 PM (1H9ox)

365 Damn.

http://tinyurl.com/gw66er8


Indian accountant 'stabs 14 members of his own family to death at party'
---

He drugged them first.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 12:11 PM (/D5Lf)

366
It looks like Bierstadt got tired of painting.
Detail, detail, detail
Hey Bierstadt, the booze is here!
slaps paint on canvas, runs out

Posted by: Tilikum KAW LLC at March 02, 2016 12:11 PM (uhftQ)

367 I saw Pusillanimous Pissmire open for Pussy Riot at MSG in 94.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 12:11 PM (kTF2Z)

368 Ah ain't nowaze tahhhhrred cuz I cum so far fum where ahh stahhrted fum.

*hic*

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at March 02, 2016 12:11 PM (8ZskC)

369 I believe that what killed Carly's run was the attention she got at the
beginning made people look closer at how she did in her California
Senate run and what she says she stands for.


H1b 's and forcing Americans to train their replacements.

Just "no".

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:11 PM (UmCLB)

370 348 What happens to poor Marcopolo after the primaries? I know he can go back to the Senate with the other 7 gangsters and miss votes until the end of the year. But what's on his agenda after January?
Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (xVYeR)

____

He's been a good errand boy for the GOPe. He will be taken care of. Cushy lobbyist job, paying $300K a year for some pro-amnesty foundation would be my guess.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:12 PM (0LHZx)

371 No it doesn't. But, as far as I'm concerned, a non-voting person's credibility has been flushed down the crapper especially when they opine on the state of affairs in this nation.
Posted by: Soona
---------------

I have been fighting this battle ever since Perot hove into view.

Somewhere, somehow, people got it in their head that voting was some sort of plebiscite regarding their own character. As though voting (or not voting) would somehow 'send a message' to this party or that party.

People become so bound up in their egos and the the quest for smug self-righteousness that they forget altogether, or subsume the fact that the election isn't about them , or their principles. It's about WHO is going to occupy the damned office.

The choice is A or B. If one can really discern no difference, then so be it, but if there is any sense at all that one or the other, worst case, will do less damage, then it's time to go to the polls.

Millions of people have labored, fought, and died for this process. To sit on the side and pout is the act of a child. As always, just my perspective.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 12:12 PM (9mTYi)

372 Mitt Romney's top strategist.

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

Holy shit that's funny.

The title and the stupid shit he says

Posted by: Seems legit at March 02, 2016 12:12 PM (xEZkG)

373 If Trump's capable of one thing that the others aren't (lookin' at you, Bush/Clinton), seems it's avoiding the sunk cost fallacy. Mmmmm....free air time.

Posted by: General Zod at March 02, 2016 12:12 PM (Bdeb0)

374 On NYT main page right now, a line graph showing delegate counts for the candidates. Looks all science-y and numerate. Trouble is, it was pulled entirely out of somebody's ass. Nobody knows what those numbers will be out to June 7 and beyond. But hey, graph it and make it believable.

Posted by: gp at March 02, 2016 12:12 PM (mk9aG)

375 >>>My only criticism is that you left out the part about fertilizing our fields with the impure blood of our enemies.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at March 02, 2016 11:57 AM (jCgo+)

***
Zut alors!

Posted by: Random Frenchy at March 02, 2016 12:12 PM (bpn7O)

376 It won't be a easy ride to the VP slot for Kasich. First he'll have to mud wrestle Kristie Kreme.

Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 12:12 PM (xVYeR)

377 "Romney's top advisor "

This is simply scare tactics from the establishment. No one is listening except the pundits and press. Has anyone here actually met someone who is changing their vote because of anything romney has said? I mean FROM Trump/Cruz..not too them...

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 12:12 PM (WnCSK)

378 IMO, not voting is being a serf.

Yes, we're all serfs and voting is spitting in an ocean of spit.

But it's a right that must be exercised if for no other reason than to honor those who died defending it.

Hell, I'll be precinct captain if that spot isn't already taken. And I'll donate, and write, and campaign to keep HRC out.

Trump vs. Hillary is an easy call.
Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 12:09 PM (L3GKO)

DITTO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 12:12 PM (DUoqb)

379 Didn't they used to say "Mr. Bush" etc? Maybe I just haven't been paying attention.
Posted by: Adrienne at March 02, 2016 11:18 AM (lVcuh)

I don't remember what they used to say, but now they say "dummy", loser", "liar", "pussy" etc

Posted by: stace at March 02, 2016 12:13 PM (ozZau)

380 Trump has managed to not spend a lot of money and get results. Jeb! spent $100M and got fuck all to show for it.

And yet the supposed "fiscally conservative" party is shitting on Trump while celebrating the awesomeness of Jeb.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:13 PM (0LHZx)

381 358 wow. you must not have traveled further north than Palmdale

Posted by: the Butcher at March 02, 2016 12:09 PM (AGJqR)

I have driven through Donner Pass many times on I-80 on the way to Reno from Castro Valley (near Oakland)

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 12:13 PM (t2KH5)

382 What happens to poor Marcopolo after the primaries? I know he can go
back to the Senate with the other 7 gangsters and miss votes until the
end of the year. But what's on his agenda after January? Preparations
for his 2020 run? Writing children's books about how he was the only one
who could have beat Hill?


Rubio ants running for office.


He will work in some boutique law firm for a bit, then take up lobbying.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 12:13 PM (eytER)

383 308 D'you really write that? I love it--all the way from Joisey.
Posted by: IrishEi at March 02, 2016 12:01 PM (E6RIJ)

I did indeed. Glad you liked it - it'll be better when a choir of a thousand Texan children are singing it. What are you doing up there? Try to get down here before the electrified wall goes up!

Posted by: Doctor Cynic at March 02, 2016 12:14 PM (5qkJr)

384 The Stupid Party has graduated to Idiot Party this year.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:03 PM
~~~~~

Binet Scale of Human Intelligence:

80-89-------Dull
70-79-------Borderline Deficient
50-69-------Moron (!)
20-49-------Imbecile
Below 20---Idiot


Posted by: IrishEi at March 02, 2016 12:14 PM (E6RIJ)

385 I just love those bourbon-hued mountains. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at March 02, 2016 12:14 PM (La6jE)

386 Give me liberty or give me death!
No Taxation without Representation!

-
Love you long time.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 02, 2016 12:15 PM (Nwg0u)

387 >>>I don't remember the Sierra Nevada mountains being that tall. Did he stretch reality just a tad?

No. The Sierras are very tall. Just not so steep on the west side. They are very steep on the East side where this is painted. http://tinyurl.com/hwaeed9

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 02, 2016 12:15 PM (0q2P7)

388 I'll be voting libertarian, there was a time when they hitched their hopes to the weed wagon and they got overrun with disaffected dems looking for an anti-war party after 9-11, but the weed wagon has been gone for years now, even Nick Gillepsies leather jacket is gone these days, and the dems all went home once Obama got there, the lp is just a solid limited government party these days.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at March 02, 2016 12:15 PM (yos+4)

389 Trump has managed to not spend a lot of money and get results. Jeb! spent $100M and got fuck all to show for it.

And yet the supposed "fiscally conservative" party is shitting on Trump while celebrating the awesomeness of Jeb.

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

Take a deep breath Moo. No one is shitting on your beloved (at least for that reason).

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 12:15 PM (gmeXX)

390
Rubio ants running for office.

Piker

Posted by: Mitt "Bridesmaid" Romney at March 02, 2016 12:15 PM (UmCLB)

391 It won't be a easy ride to the VP slot for Kasich. First he'll have to mud wrestle Kristie Kreme.

Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 12:12 PM (xVYeR)

NY and NJ values! They're the bestest!

Posted by: BignJames at March 02, 2016 12:15 PM (x9c8r)

392 I suggest rotating days of hate.

Monday - Trump

Tuesday - Cruz

WedThurFriSatSunday - Rubio

Posted by: jsg at March 02, 2016 12:15 PM (gs8be)

393 Does anyone really think the RNC could run a brokered convention and come out with their desired results? We don't call them the stupid party for nothing.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 12:15 PM (kTF2Z)

394 I don't remember what they used to say, but now they say "dummy", loser", "liar", "pussy" etc
Posted by: stace
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Classy!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 12:15 PM (9mTYi)

395 Trump supporters really make me think of folks in the third floor of a building where the fifth floor is on fire. Instead of calling in someone to fix the burning fifth floor, they're cheering on someone who's stated repeatedly he'll set fire to the ground floor.

Burn it all down, they shout. We didn't like this building anyways!

Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 12:16 PM (iQr18)

396 Kasitch is in it to win the Ohio Primary, denying the delegates to anyone else, and to give or withhold his endorsement in a General Election swing state.

Posted by: GOPe Party Boss at March 02, 2016 12:16 PM (8aOqE)

397
I believe that what killed Carly's run was the attention she got at the beginning made people look closer at how she did in her California Senate run and what she says she stands for.

None of which resonated with Republicans/conservatives.

She'd make a good Republican run in a liberal state. Sort of like Romney in Mass. But that's not good enough nationally.

Nationally is more to the right than that. She was supporting immigration, amnesty etc. Played the gender card. Was against taking a closer look at what some Muslims are really up to and denying visas for those that don't make the grade.

Once people got to know her her numbers tanked.--------Bitter Clinger and All That

Thank you. I did not understand the Fiorina love. I knew she was talking tough at times, but did not mean it.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW LLC at March 02, 2016 12:17 PM (uhftQ)

398 I have driven through Donner Pass many times on I-80 on the way to Reno from Castro Valley (near Oakland)

-
Did you pack a few extra hobos?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 02, 2016 12:17 PM (Nwg0u)

399 The Pentagon is launching a new program that invites hackers to attack Department of Defense websites for possible financial rewards, the first such bug bounty program in the federal government.

The program, which begins in April, essentially involves the Pentagon selecting a group of hackers, giving them Department targets, and asking them to do as much damage as possible and then report back what they found to help the DoD patching those holes, in exchange for some kind of reward.

Participants will be need to be registered and vetted, although a senior defense official said that the process for how they will be tested is still being worked out. All participants must be US citizens.

Actually I think this is a good idea. I am sure the first thing these "experts" will ask is " Who idiot designed these sites"?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 12:17 PM (DUoqb)

400 Rubio ants debt. I'm guessing his life in perpetuity is going to be a earn-spend hamsterwheel.

Posted by: General Zod at March 02, 2016 12:17 PM (Bdeb0)

401
80-89-------Dull
70-79-------Borderline Deficient
50-69-------Moron (!)
20-49-------Imbecile
Below 20---Idiot


Posted by: IrishEi at March 02, 2016 12:14 PM (E6RIJ)


No, they're giving idiots a bad name. We're talking about severe mental damage here. Like spike through the frontal lobe shit.

Oh, and you know, I don't think this calling on everyone else to drop out is a good idea. I think the best thing is to just go out and beat everyone coming. Trump is beating all comers. Cruz (or anyone else) has to be able to beat all comers running away. Saying get out of the way is a loser play. Crush your enemies. Drive them before you. Savor the lamentations of the media!

Posted by: Iblis at March 02, 2016 12:17 PM (9221z)

402 Take a deep breath Moo. No one is shitting on your beloved (at least for that reason).

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 12:15 PM (gmeXX)

___

Sure you are. That is the talking point du jour on GOPe media. Tomorrow it will be a breaking story that when Trump was 3 years old he peed his bed.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:17 PM (0LHZx)

403 I flat out refuse to vote for Trump. Won't do it. Wouldn't be prudent. I'll go to my pollling place and I'll vote for down ballot issues, but I'm leaving the presidential part blank.

Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 12:17 PM (xVYeR)

404 Kasitch is in it to win the Ohio Primary, denying the delegates to anyone else, and to give or withhold his endorsement in a General Election swing state.

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If you laid money on Kasitch as Kingmaker early on, you is gonna rake it in.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 02, 2016 12:17 PM (1H9ox)

405 Wait. The building is on fire?

Posted by: The Guy Who Never Gets Glib Metaphors at March 02, 2016 12:17 PM (8ZskC)

406 If Trump picks Christy for VP then eff them and eff this election.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 02, 2016 12:17 PM (xEZkG)

407 >>>>Does anyone really think the RNC could run a brokered convention and come out with their desired results? We don't call them the stupid party for nothing.


You better believe it! If they're going to lose this thing anyway why not screw Trump out of it? At this point it seems personal for the Establishment.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 12:18 PM (UnJ7w)

408 80-89-------Dull
70-79-------Borderline Deficient
50-69-------Moron (!)
20-49-------Imbecile
Below 20---Idiot


I'm convinced everyone commenting on You Tube must be 80 - 89

Posted by: eleven at March 02, 2016 12:18 PM (qUNWi)

409 @395

That might be the worst, most forced analogy I have ever seen.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:18 PM (UmCLB)

410 Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 12:16 PM (iQr1

Thank you for your deep insights. Do you know your way out?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 12:18 PM (DUoqb)

411 Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?

Posted by: Adam Ants at March 02, 2016 12:18 PM (La6jE)

412 I don't remember the Sierra Nevada mountains being that tall. Did he stretch reality just a tad?


It was the acid....purple haze, I think.

Posted by: BignJames at March 02, 2016 12:18 PM (x9c8r)

413 Thinking about Trump...

The guy can come off sometimes as so reasonable. I haven't seen his press conf last night but Milady did and she and some on here have said he sounded good.

Then at other times he seems like a lunatic, ranting and frothing and raging and saying the worst things.

Could all just be a cagey, conscious act. Could be schizo. Although his supporters would probably say the former, I can't be sure it's not the latter.

In addition, he seems to be at his best when things are going his way, and at his worst when challenged or otherwise not on top of things. That seems symptomatic of the narcissist, of which we've had going on eight years already.

Please, I'm not trying to stir up a fight. Schitzo and Narciss don't even necessarily disqualify him. Wouldn't seem to make him reliable, though - more like, he could change to anything any time he wants... as he said.

(Ducks under table for cover.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - thunking about Trimp at March 02, 2016 12:18 PM (Yu4ah)

414 Carly couldn't win a race in 2010. If as a Republican you couldn't win in 2010, you can't win period.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:18 PM (0LHZx)

415 I suggest rotating days of hate.

Monday - Trump

Tuesday - Cruz

WedThurFriSatSunday - Rubio
----
Can we add an afternoon matinee somewhere for Kasich?

Posted by: ajmojo at March 02, 2016 12:19 PM (1H9ox)

416 It's going to be extremely difficult for me to vote for a lying liberal Democrat who thinks Putin and Kim Jong Un are admirable.

Posted by: stace at March 02, 2016 12:19 PM (ozZau)

417
Does anyone really think the RNC could run a brokered convention and come out with their desired results? We don't call them the stupid party for nothing.-----Duke Lowell

Rubs hands together gleefully

Posted by: Ron Paul at March 02, 2016 12:19 PM (uhftQ)

418 "The guy can come off sometimes as so reasonable. I haven't seen his
press conf last night but Milady did and she and some on here have said
he sounded good.



Then at other times he seems like a lunatic, ranting and frothing and raging and saying the worst things."

That's occasionally called Bi-polar disorder.

Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 12:19 PM (iQr18)

419 405
Wait. The building is on fire?

Posted by: The Guy Who Never Gets Glib Metaphors



Okay start over. It's Trump Towers , right?

And the guy is a voter. With a fire extinguisher.

And a machine gun...

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:19 PM (UmCLB)

420 403 I flat out refuse to vote for Trump. Won't do it. Wouldn't be prudent. I'll go to my pollling place and I'll vote for down ballot issues, but I'm leaving the presidential part blank.
Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 12:17 PM (xVYeR)

_____

President Elect Hillary thanks you.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:20 PM (0LHZx)

421 The Sierras are rather small. Pimples really.

Posted by: eleven at March 02, 2016 12:20 PM (qUNWi)

422 Our hotlines are open early today.

Posted by: The AoSHQ Concern Desk at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (La6jE)

423 I suggest rotating days of hate.

Monday - Trump

Tuesday - Cruz

WedThurFriSatSunday - Rubio

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And when do we hate on Charles' Little Green Johnson?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (Nwg0u)

424 Hi, perhaps I can persuade away from your current position on Trump by making an argument you haven't heard yet.

Posted by: New To the Room at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (1xUj/)

425 Ah well, I'm feeling fairly okay with the way things are going so far. My two choices are 1-2 at this point. The only cloud on the horizon is some fat cat "brokering" come convention time. That would be a deal breaker for me - participating in the usual larcenies of the GOPe.

Posted by: kraken at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (sdxPm)

426 405

Wait. The building is on fire?



Posted by: The Guy Who Never Gets Glib Metaphors


Okay start over. It's Trump Towers , right?

And the guy is a voter. With a fire extinguisher.

And a machine gun...



Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:19 PM (UmCLB)


I know this movie. Towering Inferno, right?

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (JO9+V)

427 Sure you are. That is the talking point du jour on GOPe media. Tomorrow it will be a breaking story that when Trump was 3 years old he peed his bed.

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

Moo - you really need to take a deep breath. Trump is benefitting from free air time. Its a fact. Its not unfair, but its not untrue. And it may be a positive for him in a general.

Look not all of us are on board with Team Trump. In fact the majority of the voters are not. If Trump is as strong as you think, then he will go out and win a majority of the delegates. I'll wait until he does.

And I don't care what he did at the age of 3. I'm more worried that he wets his bead now.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (gmeXX)

428 I have driven through Donner Pass many times on I-80 on the way to Reno from Castro Valley (near Oakland)
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 12:13 PM (t2KH5)


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I picture numerous BBQ joints along the way.

Posted by: Soona at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (Fmupd)

429 (Ducks under table for cover.)
Posted by: mindful webworker - thunking about Trimp at March 02, 2016 12:18 PM (Yu4ah)

Watch it and give us your impression. After all that's the purpose of these threads right?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (UnJ7w)

430 >>>"He hathe shaunke thee with a shyvve".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 12:02 PM (1xUj/)

***

In the full context of The Wife of Bath, it becomes clear the meanings of "shaunke" and "shyvve" have drifted a little over the centuries.


IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Random Frenchy at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (bpn7O)

431 Somewhere, somehow, people got it in their head that voting was some sort of plebiscite regarding their own character. As though voting (or not voting) would somehow 'send a message' to this party or that party.

People become so bound up in their egos and the the quest for smug self-righteousness that they forget altogether, or subsume the fact that the election isn't about them , or their principles. It's about WHO is going to occupy the damned office.

The choice is A or B. If one can really discern no difference, then so be it, but if there is any sense at all that one or the other, worst case, will do less damage, then it's time to go to the polls.

Millions of people have labored, fought, and died for this process. To sit on the side and pout is the act of a child. As always, just my perspective.


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

Sums it up nicely. Saving this for a later argument with my establishment brother. Might even give you attribution.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (kTF2Z)

432 Of course. The fact that the media is willing to lose money to give Trump airtime isn't important.



Trump The media's choice for the Republican Nomination.
=========================

The first part, I agree. The second part? Nope.

The MSM wanted a permanent record of Trump's YUUUUGE! implosion. Trump wants an interview? LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! Anytime you're in town, Mr. Trump! Over time, and it didn't take long, the MSM and the Hillaryite moguls that own the gates finally figured out that Trump was playing them like a violin. So now they're getting desperate ... cue the college-level SJW hijinks like the fake David Duke "endorsement". There will be more of that.

I really like Ted Cruz, but he just doesn't have the attitude or the armor to beat the MSM at their own game. Rubio would just roll over and wait them to rub his belly. Trump is Trump.

Posted by: mrp at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (JBggj)

433 380
Did you pack a few extra hobos?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 02, 2016 12:17 PM (Nwg0u)

You only have to do that in the Winter when the pass and freeway gets snowed in so bad they can't plow it.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 12:22 PM (t2KH5)

434 >>>Thinking about Trump...

The guy can come off sometimes as so reasonable. I haven't seen his
press conf last night but Milady did and she and some on here have said
he sounded good.

Then at other times he seems like a lunatic, ranting and frothing and raging and saying the worst things.

Could all just be a cagey, conscious act. Could be schizo. Although
his supporters would probably say the former, I can't be sure it's not
the latter.

In addition, he seems to be at his best when things are going his
way, and at his worst when challenged or otherwise not on top of things.
That seems symptomatic of the narcissist, of which we've had going on
eight years already.

Please, I'm not trying to stir up a fight. Schitzo and Narciss don't
even necessarily disqualify him. Wouldn't seem to make him reliable,
though - more like, he could change to anything any time he wants... as
he said.
(Ducks under table for cover.)
Posted by: mindful webworker - thunking about Trimp at March 02, 2016 12:18 PM (Yu4ah)<<<




This too is the story of Obama Biden.

Posted by: the guy who says everything is also the story of Obama at March 02, 2016 12:22 PM (H9MG5)

435 Burn it all down, they shout. We didn't like this building anyways!
Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 12:16 PM (iQr1

----

There is no fire. Dont you have a heart??

We couldnt evacuate 11 million people even if we wanted to. Its not who we are.

And we really cant do ANYTHING unless we control the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, anyway.

Posted by: THE GOPe at March 02, 2016 12:22 PM (8XRCm)

436 testing

Posted by: joncelli at March 02, 2016 12:23 PM (RD7QR)

437
Jimi Hendrix

Purple haze, all in my brain
Lately things they don't seem the same
Actin' funny, but I don't know why
Excuse me while I kiss the sky

Purple haze, all around
Don't know if I'm comin' up or down
Am I happy or in misery?
What ever it is, that girl put a spell on me

Help me
Help me
Oh, no, no

Ooo, ahhh
Ooo, ahhh
Ooo, ahhh
Ooo, ahhh, yeah!

Purple haze all in my eyes
Don't know if it's day or night
You got me blowin', blowin' my mind
Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?

Ooo
Help me
Ahh, yea-yeah, purple haze
Oh, no, oh
Oh, help me
Tell me, tell me, purple haze
I can't go on like this
Purple haze
You're makin' me blow my mind
Purple haze, n-no, nooo
Purple haze

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:23 PM (Xo1Rt)

438 I think someone saw ATC's truck and took a picture

http://tinyurl.com/zeyaq9v

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 02, 2016 12:23 PM (39g3+)

439 President Elect Hillary thanks you.

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

That would be a sharper insult if I didn't really think there was much of a difference between Trump and Clinton.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 12:23 PM (gmeXX)

440 Jeffrey Lord v. Van Jones

Trump supporter calls the KKK 'leftists' in blazing row with African American ex-Obama staffer Van Jones on CNN during Super Tuesday




http://tinyurl.com/jxzf35h


annd....FIGHT!



Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 12:23 PM (/D5Lf)

441 That should be 398

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 12:24 PM (t2KH5)

442 The media think they're hurting Trump with their extra coverage.

Posted by: davidt at March 02, 2016 12:24 PM (8aOqE)

443 >>>President Elect Hillary thanks you.

I heard Trump is so whiz bang awesome can win anyway that it won't matter if Hank or anyone else abstains, because he's gonna win every segment. Certainly we don't need to pressure anyone to vote for a winner like that. If he can lose because he doesn't get enough conservative support, well he just wasn't the absolute winner he said he was.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 02, 2016 12:24 PM (0q2P7)

444 That was deeply weird. Three different comments swallowed and suddenly I can post again.

Posted by: joncelli at March 02, 2016 12:24 PM (RD7QR)

445 If I had a guess to whom Trump would want as a VP I would guess Cruz. Even I would begrudgingly vote for the bastard. Let's Make A Deal!

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 12:24 PM (UnJ7w)

446 >>>You say Bierstadt

...

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 02, 2016 12:02 PM (dBmVV)

***

I took "Bierstadt" as meaning "state of beer". A state I'll achieve at about 1715, given the wife is out of town at a conference at Jekyll Island.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 12:24 PM (bpn7O)

447 "Millions of people have labored, fought, and died for this process. To sit on the side and pout is the act of a child. As always, just my perspective."

But aren't you assuming that "this process" is still intact and intact in a meaningful way?

I'm not at all sure that's true.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 02, 2016 12:25 PM (Dttnn)

448 Wait. The building is on fire?
Posted by: The Guy Who Never Gets Glib Metaphors
Okay start over. It's Trump Towers , right?
And the guy is a voter. With a fire extinguisher.
And a machine gun...
Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:19 PM (UmCLB)
I know this movie. Towering Inferno, right?
Posted by: Count de Monet

There is no fire. Dont you have a heart??
We couldnt evacuate 11 million people even if we wanted to. Its not who we are.
And we really cant do ANYTHING unless we control the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, anyway.
Posted by: THE GOPe


Okay but who plays John McClain?

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (UmCLB)

449 Can we add an afternoon matinee somewhere for Kasich?

Oh, yeah, forgot about the steering wheel on the wrong side of the jeep guy.

Posted by: jsg at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (gs8be)

450 Moo, I'm not voting for Hillary either. Besides which, I live in CA. My vote is canceled out by no fewer than six idiots in any given election.

Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (xVYeR)

451 I'll go to my pollling place and I'll vote for down ballot issues, but I'm leaving the presidential part blank.

Posted by: Hank


Don't do it. Write in the name of someone you favor. Otherwise, the message is ambiguous.

Posted by: pep at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (3e8zv)

452
I like Ike

My bike likes Ike

Posted by: Arthur Fonzarelli at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (1efdY)

453 We're scared for our country!1!

Posted by: Facebook Liberals at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (La6jE)

454 Freedom of choice
Is what you got
Freedom from choice!
Is what you want!

Then if you got it you don't want it
Seems to be the rule of thumb
Don't be tricked by what you see
You got two ways to go

I'll say it again in the land of the free
Use your freedom of choice
Freedom of choice

Posted by: General Zod's all devo at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (Bdeb0)

455 Carson would be a game over VP

So many people would switch parties over this that even Minnesota might go for Trump.

First time every 50 state win by a President.

No one could doubt he had a mandate.

Which is scary.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (Xo1Rt)

456 re: all the screaming, wailing, and gnashing of teeth I'm seeing on my facebook, all I can think about is Trump as the evil emperor in star wars.

"Good. Good. Give in to your anger. Trump is defenseless. Take your social justice weapon. Strike him down with all of your hatred and your journey towards the dark side will be complete. With each passing "omg do I even know anyone who supports Trump? UNFRIEND ME" you make yourselves more his servant."

Is Christie Vader? Or will that be the eventual VP?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (xuouz)

457
Then at other times he seems like a lunatic, ranting and frothing and raging and saying the worst things."

That's occasionally called Bi-polar disorder.
________

Althouse was floating someone's theory that he is sleep-deprived. Makes as much sense as anything else.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (MIKMs)

458 428 I picture numerous BBQ joints along the way.

Posted by: Soona at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (Fmupd)

Once you get in the mountains there is a whole lot of nothing,

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 12:27 PM (t2KH5)

459 "@395

That might be the worst, most forced analogy I have ever seen.




Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:18 PM (UmCLB)"I work nights and I'm a couple beers in. I just don't get the love for Trump because he's going to "burn down the GOPe". He's stated repeatedly, out loud and ON TAPE EVEN, that he will absolutely not do this under any circumstance and yet folks weirdly persist. There's some kind of fantasy world projection going on where Trump rides in on a horse, pulls the sword from the stone, and slays the True Enemies of... who, exactly?I don't want another petty Tyrant. I want someone who understands the role of the Executive and will work doggedly to restore the balance of powers. Who doesn't believe in a strong, unitary executive.Cruz is the closest one to displaying any sort of understanding of what the Constitution actually says and means.

Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 12:27 PM (iQr18)

460 >>>That rug really tied the room together.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (ODxAs)

***

Now you're just embarrassing yourself.

Posted by: Sheldon Cooper at March 02, 2016 12:27 PM (bpn7O)

461 Mitt Romney's top strategist.

-
Fresh from his triumph on the Little Big Horn!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 02, 2016 12:27 PM (Nwg0u)

462 I prefer lively and spirited debate?
Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:32 AM (gmeXX)


It ain't "lively and spirited" until there's sporadic small arms fire.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at March 02, 2016 12:27 PM (wKcQA)

463 I don't so much consider Trump the BID candidate, more like a surgeon with a battle ax. Hillary will burn it down without even trying too hard.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 12:28 PM (kTF2Z)

464 >>>You can still do a write-in. Means nothing, but it's not nothing.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 02, 2016 12:04 PM (E6RIJ)

***

I am always available.

Posted by: Vermin Love Supreme at March 02, 2016 12:28 PM (bpn7O)

465 We're scared for our country!1!
Posted by: Facebook Liberals at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (La6jE)

----

Yeah.... I point to the libtards in my life that if we can survive a commie radicalized USA hating bowing to foreign leaders muzzy sympathizing mewing quim quisling Beta male as a president..... we'll be just fine.

... and THAT Officer is when the fight broke out.

Posted by: THE GOPe at March 02, 2016 12:29 PM (8XRCm)

466 >>>The choice is A or B. ...Millions of people have labored, fought, and died for this process. To sit on the side and pout is the act of a child....

The choice is never just A or B. Millions of people have labored, fought, and died for a right that isn't limited to A or B.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 02, 2016 12:29 PM (0q2P7)

467 Carson would be a game over VP

So many people would switch parties over this that even Minnesota might go for Trump.
----
What makes you think Carson has a bunch of Democratic support? African Americans aren't flipping parties just because and Ben is #2 on the ticket. In fact, it would probably just be leveraged to show how racist the Rs are. "Look they have to put the black guy on the back of the bus!"

Posted by: ajmojo at March 02, 2016 12:29 PM (1H9ox)

468 Trump/Carson

Ivory and Ebony.

Working in perfect harmony.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:29 PM (Xo1Rt)

469 ack.... phht.... bad sock.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 02, 2016 12:29 PM (8XRCm)

470
Carly couldn't win a race in 2010. If as a Republican you couldn't win in 2010, you can't win period.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo


When was the last time a Republican could win anything in California?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 02, 2016 12:29 PM (FkBIv)

471 403
I flat out refuse to vote for Trump. Won't do it. Wouldn't be prudent.
I'll go to my pollling place and I'll vote for down ballot issues, but
I'm leaving the presidential part blank.

Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016



Oh shit we lost Hank. WE LOST HANK.

Posted by: no one, ever. at March 02, 2016 12:30 PM (UmCLB)

472 >>>You can still do a write-in. Means nothing, but it's not nothing.>>>

This might be my year.

Posted by: Mickey Mouse at March 02, 2016 12:30 PM (XtAzU)

473 Carson would be a game over VP
...
No one could doubt he had a mandate.
Which is scary.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (Xo1Rt)

Why? What's scary about it? He's running on pragmatic foreign policy, border security, tax cuts and ending legal and accounting gimmickry to bring jobs back to the US, and a rejection of political correctness.

Everything else you see about him is coming from elsewhere. Listen to his presser from last night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVHcZctuJGI#t=02h14m00s

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 12:30 PM (xuouz)

474 I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Posted by: Don Vader at March 02, 2016 12:31 PM (La6jE)

475 Oh shit we lost Hank. WE LOST HANK.
Posted by: no one, ever. at March 02, 2016 12:30 PM (UmCLB)

zing

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 12:31 PM (xuouz)

476 Zustand Des Bier.

Eins
Zwei
Drei
Vier
Ver verkauft die Bier!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 12:31 PM (WVsWD)

477 More Blacks vote for Black candidates (when they're available) than other demos do.

It's not a large number but it's enough to bury Hillary.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:31 PM (Xo1Rt)

478
428 I have driven through Donner Pass many times on I-80 on the way to Reno from Castro Valley (near Oakland)
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 12:13 PM (t2KH5)


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


I picture numerous BBQ joints along the way.

Posted by: Soona at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (Fmupd)






Well, a few, anyway. But they play it straight. A totally missed opportunity for marketing gold.

http://www.smokeyskitchen.com/

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 02, 2016 12:31 PM (qiy4n)

479 "Millions of people have labored, fought, and died for this process. To sit on the side and pout is the act of a child. As always, just my perspective."

it's not about being childish. It's about sincerely believing that Trump would be extremely bad for the country.

Posted by: stace at March 02, 2016 12:31 PM (ozZau)

480 I picture numerous BBQ joints along the way.

Posted by: Soona at March 02, 2016 12:21 PM (Fmupd)

Once you get in the mountains there is a whole lot of nothing,



That's why you pack your long pig with you.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 12:32 PM (+058L)

481 Trump/Carson

Ivory and Ebony.



Petulance and Somnolence.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 12:32 PM (1xUj/)

482 Carson as VP.

That's a damn good idea.

Posted by: eleven at March 02, 2016 12:32 PM (qUNWi)

483 >>>The choice is A or B. ...Millions of people have labored, fought, and died for this process. To sit on the side and pout is the act of a child....

The choice is never just A or B. Millions of people have labored, fought, and died for a right that isn't limited to A or B.
....
So choose C, or D or even F. Vote for the Libertarian. Vote for the Greenpeace nerd. Whatever...but vote for whomever is the most closely aligned with what you believe. But not even bothering to check a box...an act so basic...doesn't do a damn thing.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 02, 2016 12:32 PM (1H9ox)

484 More Blacks vote for Black candidates (when they're available) than other demos do.

It's not a large number but it's enough to bury Hillary.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:31 PM (Xo1Rt)
_______
Not if they are Republicans. See Clarence Thomas.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM (MIKMs)

485 This might be my year. Posted by: Mickey Mouse

bullshit

Posted by: Alfred E. Neuman at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM (La6jE)

486
More Blacks vote for Black candidates (when they're available) than other demos do.

Black Republican candidates?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM (FkBIv)

487 Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 12:30 PM (xuouz)

Just someone having that much backing would be scary because it shows just how bad things are.

Plus being the cynic and skepti that I naturally am, I look askance at overwhelming voices saying the same thing.

But hey. I've been wrong plenty of times before.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM (Xo1Rt)

488

**ponders**


Do I **REALLY** want to know what "packing your long pig" means.


**glances nervously at The Urban Dictionary"**

Posted by: fixerupper at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM (8XRCm)

489 Yea, though I drive though the Valley of Castro I have seen no BBQ joints, but thy Burger Kings and Taco Bells they comfort me.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM (8ZskC)

490 Always smart to pick up a hitchhiker or two before driving the Donner Pass.

Posted by: davidt at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM (8aOqE)

491 "
There is no fire. Dont you have a heart??



We couldnt evacuate 11 million people even if we wanted to. Its not who we are.



And we really cant do ANYTHING unless we control the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, anyway.

Posted by: THE GOPe at March 02, 2016 12:22 PM (8XRCm)"Of course the problem with this incessantly stupid line of reasoning is that the US Gov't sure as hell didn't round up 11 million illegals and import them. They got here somehow and it wasn't god damn magic. They came under their own power to reap the economic benefits of the world's largest, most diverse economy, and they did it largely because they made the mental calculations that the risks were well worth the reward.You change that risk/reward balance, and these people will make rational economic decisions. You demand e-verify everywhere that files a tax return (meaning all employers), then you start fining companies a million dollars per illegal and prosecuting people who hire them - from the CEO to the cut-rate contractor who picks them up at Home Depot. You offer help with a ride home if they need it with the caveat that if they volunteer they will not be permanently banned from re-entry.
This is a problem that solves itself.

Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM (iQr18)

492 Trump/Carson



Ivory and Ebony.





Petulance and Somnolence.

>>>>>>>


Visible and

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM (UmCLB)

493 Not if they are Republicans. See Clarence Thomas.


Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM (MIKMs)

===========
A valid point.

Posted by: mrp at March 02, 2016 12:34 PM (JBggj)

494 >>>But not even bothering to check a box...an act so basic...doesn't do a damn thing.

I agree, there is no reason not to cast a vote for *somebody*.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 02, 2016 12:34 PM (0q2P7)

495 it's not about being childish. It's about sincerely believing that Trump would be extremely bad for the country.


Yes! A thousand time yes1!1

Posted by: Facebook Liberals at March 02, 2016 12:34 PM (La6jE)

496 kid I used to play games with used the screenname Blackrepublican.

Wonder if he's a Carson supporter.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 12:34 PM (xuouz)

497 This might be my year. Posted by: Mickey Mouse

bullshit


Posted by: Alfred E. Neuman at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM (La6jE)
________
Ace of Spades!

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 12:35 PM (MIKMs)

498 But not even bothering to check a box...an act so basic...doesn't do a damn thing.

-----------

Sure it does, it gives me the piece of mind of knowing that I at least did not vote for such person in office.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 12:35 PM (gmeXX)

499 flashoverride: That's occasionally called Bi-polar disorder.

The new PC term for schizo. I'm old school.

Posted by: mindful webworker - leeches at March 02, 2016 12:35 PM (Yu4ah)

500 Always smart to pick up a hitchhiker or two before driving the Donner Pass.


"My, you're a beefy one, aren't you?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 02, 2016 12:35 PM (8ZskC)

501 to the detractors.

Thomas wasn't a candidate. Carson isn't as much of a Republican. Blacks have had their belly full of crap from Obama and Democrats and are begging to vote otherwise.

Carson would provide them cover with their more radical friends.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:35 PM (Xo1Rt)

502 **ponders**


Do I **REALLY** want to know what "packing your long pig" means.


**glances nervously at The Urban Dictionary"**


Posted by: fixerupper at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM



For the love of all that's Morinic, don't' do it, man!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 02, 2016 12:35 PM (bzd8I)

503 "Millions of people have labored, fought, and died for this process. To sit on the side and pout is the act of a child. As always, just my perspective."
===
it's not about being childish. It's about sincerely believing that Trump would be extremely bad for the country.
Posted by: stace at March 02, 2016 12:31 PM (ozZau)

I'm not being childish, DAD. I really believe it DAD. Chad really loves me DAD

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)

504 **ponders**


Do I **REALLY** want to know what "packing your long pig" means.


**glances nervously at The Urban Dictionary"**





"How To Serve Your Fellow Man" IYKWIMAIKTYD

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 12:35 PM (+058L)

505 Oh shit we lost Hank. WE LOST HANK.
Posted by: no one, ever. at March 02, 2016 12:30 PM (UmCLB)

That's not cool. That's his opinion and to denigrate him for it is bullshit. We all post on here to be heard and kick our thoughts around. I may not agree with everybody but i'm not going to ridicule them for it.

Unless it's funny and clever. I like funny and clever.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 12:35 PM (UnJ7w)

506 WedThurFriSatSundaySaturday - Rubio

ftfy

*BOOM*

Posted by: Zombie Apollonia Corleone at March 02, 2016 12:36 PM (87y4e)

507 Mmmmm, Long Pig!

Posted by: Pacific Cannibal at March 02, 2016 12:36 PM (8aOqE)

508 Always smart to pick up a hitchhiker or two before driving the Donner Pass.


"My, you're a beefy one, aren't you?"


What's your weight...dressed?

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:36 PM (UmCLB)

509 Well, a few, anyway. But they play it straight. A totally missed opportunity for marketing gold.

http://www.smokeyskitchen.com/
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 02, 2016 12:31 PM (qiy4n)


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


I'm imagining a small out-of-the-way place with the name, Eat Me BBQ.

Posted by: Soona at March 02, 2016 12:37 PM (Fmupd)

510 500 Always smart to pick up a hitchhiker or two before driving the Donner Pass.


"My, you're a beefy one, aren't you?"




Perfect marbling.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 12:37 PM (+058L)

511 "Long pig" = English translation of Polynesian cannibal name for humans.

Posted by: joncelli at March 02, 2016 12:37 PM (RD7QR)

512 And when do we hate on Charles' Little Green Johnson?

What a waste of time that would be. And hate is a terrible thing to use up over irrelevancy.

Posted by: jsg at March 02, 2016 12:37 PM (gs8be)

513 It's about sincerely believing that Trump would be extremely bad for the country.

----------

And Hillary would be better? I've been voting for the least bad candidate in every general since 88. This year will be no different.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 12:37 PM (kTF2Z)

514 Liberal friends want to know...will they be sent immediately to internment camps when Trump takes office, or will there be time to say goodbye to their beloved social network friends?

Also, will the raping be in alphabetical order?


Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 02, 2016 12:37 PM (2PHKP)

515 I think Carson would actually be a good VP choice for Trump. A complete outsider ticket I'm sure has lots of appeal. Two very successful people (though I question Trump's real success). Carson would not overshadow Trump, which is something I'm sure he wants. And Carson is very likable, so provides that balance.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 12:37 PM (gmeXX)

516 Carson would provide them cover with their more radical friends.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:35 PM (Xo1Rt)

I guess you are unfamiliar with the liberal chant of

"Uncle Tom"?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 12:37 PM (DUoqb)

517 "Millions of people have labored, fought and died for this process "

Both my father and myself fought for this process. I choose to not fight for Trump.
As suggested, I'm going to write in my choice for president, so that part of my ballot won't be blank.

Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 12:38 PM (xVYeR)

518 Former George W. Bush White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card for VP.

Trump/Card

Posted by: db at March 02, 2016 12:38 PM (1efdY)

519 Carson would provide them cover with their more radical friends.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:35 PM (Xo1Rt)

----

No.... not really.

Posted by: Herman Cain, Stacey Dash, Allen West, Thomas Sowell, Alan Keyes, JC Watts at March 02, 2016 12:38 PM (8XRCm)

520 >>>We don't call them the stupid party for nothing.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 12:15 PM (kTF2Z)

***

The candidate would have hooves.

Posted by: Vermin Love Supreme at March 02, 2016 12:38 PM (bpn7O)

521 What's your weight...dressed?

Ah, the power of the pronoun.

Dressed up or dressed out?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 12:38 PM (1xUj/)

522 And we really cant do ANYTHING unless we control the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, anyway.
Posted by: THE GOPe at March 02, 2016 12:22 PM (8XRCm)

Oh, and then we can't do anything either as we don't have control over the PA system even when we do control the 1st-3rd floors.

So actual results are not our fault.

Posted by: Moar GOPe at March 02, 2016 12:38 PM (Ojki1)

523 I don't mean to be a dick stace but I couldn't pass that one up

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 12:38 PM (xuouz)

524 What's your weight...dressed?

Ah, the power of the pronoun.

Dressed up or dressed out?



Field?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 12:39 PM (+058L)

525 Arson Wells: Watch it and give us your impression. After all that's the purpose of these threads right?

Watch it? You mean his press conf last night? I wlll, later. Won't be the first thing I've watched where he seems calm and competent. Was just citing that as one recent example.

As to the purpose of these threads, I thought it was to make bad puns and talk about boobs.

Posted by: mindful webworker - and beer at March 02, 2016 12:39 PM (Yu4ah)

526 And surprisingly more blacks vote Republican than you might think if you allow yourself to believe the Media.

They do take more convincing due to the past rhetoric and propaganda by the left.

And they don't broad cast their stance because too many Blacks can be very militant about not voting with the 'community'.

But most of the dissing of Black Republicans comes from White Democrats.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 02, 2016 12:39 PM (Xo1Rt)

527 Butthurt GOPe tears are delicious.Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:08 PM (0LHZx)

Wait, what? You're calling me an Establishment supporter? Okay. You got me. All these years I thought I was a Republican conservative, someone who supports limited government and individual liberty and free enterprise and the non-genocide of innocent little babies, but now I realize it was all just self-delusion. I am instead now a Trump supporter, down with socialized medicine and find myself all forthat wonderful organization called Planned Parenthood and suddenly all about Smoot-Hawley-like trade wars that brought about the Wonder Years we call the Great Depression.

I must admit I am finding it a little difficult to bow and genuflect before the newly installed Trump poster in my living room, but I'm sure it'll get easier with a little practice.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 12:39 PM (UWlp+)

528 Those threatening not to vote are free to, this is America after all.

Just take it somewhere else. You made your point. Bye

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 12:39 PM (DUoqb)

529 478 Well, a few, anyway. But they play it straight. A totally missed opportunity for marketing gold.



http://www.smokeyskitchen.com/

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 02, 2016 12:31 PM (qiy4n)

I think I have eaten at that place. Its in Truckee, CA a little before you get to the border with NV.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 12:40 PM (t2KH5)

530 All right all you Hannibals. Cool it or the head in the jar gets it.

Posted by: eleven at March 02, 2016 12:40 PM (qUNWi)

531 Anyone ever seen Zombie's collection of BDS pics?

Wonder what President Trump would have to say about a progtard with a poster saying "Death to Trump"

Any guesses?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 12:40 PM (WVsWD)

532 I've seen it mentioned a few times here, but the Wash Post article talks about Trump winning open primaries and Cruz closed primaries.

Saturday, the GOP votes in four closed primaries: Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Maine.

(I'd post the link but the site won't let me, even if I use the little linky link thing up there.)

Posted by: Uma Thurman's Feet at March 02, 2016 12:40 PM (pj1mO)

533 >>That's not cool. That's his opinion and to denigrate him for it is bullshit.

Still looking for a king worthy of his lance.

Posted by: General Zod's all devo at March 02, 2016 12:40 PM (Bdeb0)

534 Liberal friends want to know...will they be sent immediately to
internment camps when Trump takes office, or will there be time to say
goodbye to their beloved social network friends?


Are they smoking or comesting?

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 02, 2016 12:40 PM (d1RNN)

535 Wait. The building is on fire?
Posted by: The Guy Who Never Gets Glib Metaphors
Okay start over. It's Trump Towers , right?
And the guy is a voter. With a fire extinguisher.
And a machine gun...
Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:19 PM (UmCLB)
I know this movie. Towering Inferno, right?
Posted by: Count de Monet

There is no fire. Dont you have a heart??
We couldnt evacuate 11 million people even if we wanted to. Its not who we are.
And we really cant do ANYTHING unless we control the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, anyway.
Posted by: THE GOPe

Okay but who plays John McClain?




Don't forget about the volcano at the end.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 12:41 PM (PFy0L)

536 Unless Carson would be allowed to sell books at state funerals, you can count him out as a VP candidate.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 02, 2016 12:41 PM (XhSez)

537 Those threatening not to vote are free to, this is America after all.

Just take it somewhere else. You made your point. Bye
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Marschbefehle! Danke.

I didn't vote in '08. Couldn't vote for either of them.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 12:41 PM (1xUj/)

538 Posted by: Arson Wells

meh.

I am sure Hank feels the same about me. He wants to toss away the vote that Americans paid a price in blood for? Knock your socks off , champ.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:41 PM (UmCLB)

539 Dressed up or dressed out?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 12:38 PM (1xUj/)

----

Filed dressed -or- fully skinned and boned out.??

Posted by: fixerupper at March 02, 2016 12:41 PM (8XRCm)

540 When was the last time a Republican could win anything in California?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 02, 2016 12:29 PM (FkBIv)

____

2006 Arnold. Yeah he was the RINOiest of RINOs but he did win as a Republican. And in a very Democrat year nationally to boot.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (0LHZx)

541 Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 12:39 PM (UWlp+)

----------

In Moo's eyes:

You don't support Trump, you are a Jeb supporter.

You criticize Trump, you are a Jeb supporter.

You say anything negative about Trump, you are a Jeb supporter.

You point out factual observations about Trump and say nothing more, you are a Jeb supporter.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (gmeXX)

542 Ivory and Ebony.


Petulance and Somnolence"



Bo & Luke

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (LA7Cm)

543 (I'd post the link but the site won't let me, even if I use the little linky link thing up there.)


Posted by: Uma Thurman's Feet at March 02, 2016 12:40 PM (pj1mO)

http://tinyurl.com/

Posted by: davidt at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (8aOqE)

544 Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 12:39 PM (UWlp+)

Well said my friend.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (UnJ7w)

545 528
Those threatening not to vote are free to, this is America after all.



Just take it somewhere else. You made your point. Bye

Posted by: Nevergiveup


'Zactly.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (UmCLB)

546 531 Anyone ever seen Zombie's collection of BDS pics?

Wonder what President Trump would have to say about a progtard with a poster saying "Death to Trump"

Any guesses?
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 12:40 PM (WVsWD)

Smelly hippy. Needs to learn spelling. Not classy. Loser!

Posted by: joncelli at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (RD7QR)

547 Ben Carson is viewed like Clearance Thomas by blacks, ie not positively.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (0LHZx)

548 >>Those threatening not to vote are free to, this is America after all.

>>Just take it somewhere else. You made your point. Bye

My how the attitude around here has evolved in the last 4 years. Threatening to sit out the election was the cool position when Romney got the nomination.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (/tuJf)

549 Those threatening not to vote are free to, this is America after all.

Just take it somewhere else. You made your point. Bye
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 12:39 PM (DUoqb)

I didn't realize Ace gave you the keys to his blog.

Posted by: spypeach at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (nyYhO)

550 Remember when this site used to have content posted throughout the day? Those were good times!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (UBzPO)

551 Ivory and Ebony.


Petulance and Somnolence"



Bo & Luke
---
Ren and Stimpy

Posted by: ajmojo at March 02, 2016 12:43 PM (1H9ox)

552 "Just take it somewhere else. You made your point."

Is this twitter?

Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 12:43 PM (xVYeR)

553 489
Yea, though I drive though the Valley of Castro I have seen no BBQ joints, but thy Burger Kings and Taco Bells they comfort me.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 02, 2016 12:33 PM (8ZskC)

Jack in the Box was big in Castro Valley when I lived there, I don't remember there being a Burger King there.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 12:43 PM (t2KH5)

554
In Moo's eyes:

You don't support Trump, you are a Jeb supporter.

You criticize Trump, you are a Jeb supporter.

You say anything negative about Trump, you are a Jeb supporter.

You point out factual observations about Trump and say nothing more, you are a Jeb supporter.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (gmeXX)

_____

In SH (and every other sufferer of TDS) eyes...

if you support Trump you are toothless, racist, uneducated, racist, racist and oh yeah racist.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:43 PM (0LHZx)

555

That's why you pack your long pig with you.

And cook it on the valve covers while you're driving.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at March 02, 2016 12:43 PM (LUgeY)

556 >>>Anyone ever seen Zombie's collection of BDS pics?



Wonder what President Trump would have to say about a progtard with a poster saying "Death to Trump"



Any guesses?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 12:40 PM (WVsWD)<<<




Shoot 'em in the street and watch my poll numbers get much more bigly.

Posted by: D. Trump at March 02, 2016 12:44 PM (H9MG5)

557 Ivory and Ebony.


Petulance and Somnolence"



Bo & Luke
---
Ren and Stimpy



Laverne & Shirley

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 12:44 PM (+058L)

558 And Hillary would be better? I've been voting for the least bad candidate in every general since 88. This year will be no different.

===
He lies as much as she does, and he's as power-mad and liberal as she is. He MIGHT be marginally better ONLY because judges are the main issue, and with pressure and advice from constitutional conservatives, there's a slight chance he'd appoint decent judges. There's no chance Hillary would.

Posted by: stace at March 02, 2016 12:44 PM (ozZau)

559

Ack! Off joke-stealing sock.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 02, 2016 12:44 PM (LUgeY)

560 Threatening to sit out the election was the cool position when Romney got the nomination.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (/tuJf)

Odd. Because I remember nose-holding. Lots and lots of nose-holding.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:44 PM (UmCLB)

561 Wait, what? You're calling me an Establishment
supporter? Okay. You got me. All these years I thought I was a
Republican conservative, someone who supports limited government and
individual liberty and free enterprise and the non-genocide of innocent
little babies, but now I realize it was all just self-delusion. I am
instead now a Trump supporter, down with socialized medicine and find
myself all forthat wonderful organization called Planned Parenthood and
suddenly all about Smoot-Hawley-like trade wars that brought about the
Wonder Years we call the Great Depression.

I must admit I am
finding it a little difficult to bow and genuflect before the newly
installed Trump poster in my living room, but I'm sure it'll get easier
with a little practice.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 12:39 PM (UWlp+)
<McClane> Welcome to the party, pal! </McClane>

Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 12:44 PM (iQr18)

562 >>Wonder what President Trump would have to say about a progtard with a poster saying "Death to Trump"

I don't even know who you are because you have none of me in you. You're someone else's. This anger, your maliciousness, backwards dealings with me. You're an orphan from a basket in the middle of the desert, and I took you for no other reason than I needed a sweet face to buy land. D'you get that? So now you know.

Posted by: Donald Plainview at March 02, 2016 12:45 PM (Bdeb0)

563 In SH (and every other sufferer of TDS) eyes...

if you support Trump you are toothless, racist, uneducated, racist, racist and oh yeah racist.

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

I have never once said that nor implied that and you know it.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 12:45 PM (gmeXX)

564 "My how the attitude around here has evolved in the last 4 years. Threatening to sit out the election was the cool position when Romney got the nomination."

Haven't you heard it yet? Everyone is saying it. They have said and said it and said it since 1988.

This is most important election ever.

Will that phrase ever go out of style?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 12:45 PM (WVsWD)

565 I guess you are unfamiliar with the liberal chant of "Uncle Tom"?
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Nope. Now you're just making shit up.

Posted by: House Negro at March 02, 2016 12:45 PM (fbovC)

566 I fingered Chris Chistie's yeezyhole just to prove how long my beautiful fingers are!

Posted by: Donald Trump at March 02, 2016 12:45 PM (mcm0N)

567 You should always vote. Write in Mickey Mouse if you must, but vote.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:45 PM (0LHZx)

568 kid I used to play games with used the screenname Blackrepublican

Go on....

Posted by: Harry Reid at March 02, 2016 12:45 PM (87y4e)

569 He wants to toss away the vote that Americans paid a price in blood for? Knock your socks off , champ.
Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:41 PM (UmCLB)


If it's that important, Mortimer, why not make it compulsory? My thoughts on this may be a little too libertarian for some but what's wrong with 'Leave Me The Fuck Alone'?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 12:45 PM (UnJ7w)

570 My how the attitude around here has evolved in the
last 4 years. Threatening to sit out the election was the cool position
when Romney got the nomination.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (/tuJf)

I wonder what else is in this memory hole.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 02, 2016 12:45 PM (2PHKP)

571 439 President Elect Hillary thanks you.

Hey that reminds me: how is that painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling coming along... Oops my bad I meant the investigation of Hillary's E-mails?

Posted by: Pope Julius ll at March 02, 2016 12:46 PM (oA2jF)

572 Posted by: Doctor Cynic at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM (5qkJr)

That's a really good national anthem.

Posted by: Global Warming made Hillary a feeble, elderly drunk at March 02, 2016 12:46 PM (T1Jm0)

573
Some people invite people to their apt to look at their "etchings" - Zombie invites people to her apt to look at her collection of BDS pictures.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 12:46 PM (iQIUe)

574 I didn't realize Ace gave you the keys to his blog.
Posted by: spypeach at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (nyYhO)


I am sick of hearing that. He made his point. if he is going to throw his vote away, fine, but I think it is juvenile and ultimately will put the worse of 2 evils in the White House. And if you don't vote, or write in a useless name, I don't want to hear your bitching and moaning. Sorry if that offends you

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 12:46 PM (DUoqb)

575 And Hillary would be better? I've been voting for the least bad candidate in every general since 88. This year will be no different.

===
He lies as much as she does, and he's as power-mad and liberal as she is. He MIGHT be marginally better ONLY because judges are the main issue, and with pressure and advice from constitutional conservatives, there's a slight chance he'd appoint decent judges. There's no chance Hillary would.
Posted by: stace



I see no upside to Hillary. I really can't imagine any conservative not conceding that Trump has at least some good instincts compared to the alternative.

If nothing else, just throwing a pipe bomb into the ruling class will be fun.

Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 12:46 PM (bH+3Z)

576 >>Odd. Because I remember nose-holding. Lots and lots of nose-holding.

In case you hadn't noticed, it's not November yet. Lots of people spent the time between Romney getting the nomination and the actual election stating loudly and proudly that they would not vote for Romney, period.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 02, 2016 12:46 PM (/tuJf)

577 if you support Trump you are toothless, racist, uneducated, racist, racist and oh yeah racist.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:43 PM (0LHZx)

No, you just aren't very observant. When a man tells you a truth 100 times and a lie once, you don't believe the lie.

Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 12:47 PM (iQr18)

578 Something back up thread stuck like a splinter in the mind... lessee...

Oh, yes...

D. Trump: ...yes, the carpet matches the drapes....

Considering those drapes, that's a really disturbing image.

Posted by: mindful webworker - eyebleach! stat! at March 02, 2016 12:47 PM (Yu4ah)

579 557
Ivory and Ebony.





Petulance and Somnolence"







Bo Luke

---

Ren and Stimpy







Laverne Shirley

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 12:44 PM (+058L)

Yin and Yang

Posted by: Confusedish at March 02, 2016 12:47 PM (aRUb8)

580
If it's that important, Mortimer, why not make
it compulsory? My thoughts on this may be a little too libertarian for
some but what's wrong with 'Leave Me The Fuck Alone'?

Posted by: Arson Wells


You took the words right out of my mouth.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 12:47 PM (UmCLB)

581 My how the attitude around here has evolved in the last 4 years. Threatening to sit out the election was the cool position when Romney got the nomination."


Yeah I don't remember that at all. The part about it being cool. I was against it then and I am against it now

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 12:47 PM (DUoqb)

582 Re side bar about Mr. Trump. Of you read the nyt during Bush years they always call him mr Bush. Out strikes me as the kind of passive aggressive to clever by half bs news dweebs specialize in

Posted by: Shiggz at March 02, 2016 12:47 PM (G7wcY)

583 566



Wow. I need brain bleach now.



Make Donald Drumpf Again.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 12:47 PM (UnJ7w)

584 547 Ben Carson is viewed like Clearance Thomas by blacks, ie not positively.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (0LHZx)
------------------------------------------

That's just, like, your opinion man.

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 12:47 PM (pyd3d)

585 I've seen Hillary's upside and let me tell you, it's yuuuuge!

Posted by: Donald Trump at March 02, 2016 12:47 PM (mcm0N)

586 I don't have a problem with someone refusing to vote for a candidate that is without principle and has no record.

Posted by: garrett at March 02, 2016 12:47 PM (xrQd1)

587 Nood, and I'm heading off to have some lunch.

Y'all take care now, y'hear?

Posted by: mindful webworker - say o'nora at March 02, 2016 12:48 PM (Yu4ah)

588 My hatred for Trump rests solely on the premise that he is lying through his teeth on his stances.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 12:48 PM (xWW96)

589 BTW - Nice Palin Bump in Alaska.

Posted by: garrett at March 02, 2016 12:48 PM (xrQd1)

590 Ace is awake.

Posted by: HH at March 02, 2016 12:48 PM (DrCtv)

591 My how the attitude around here has evolved in the last 4 years. Threatening to sit out the election was the cool position when Romney got the nomination.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (/tuJf)


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


I hated having to go out and vote for Romney. But, total squish that he was, I knew he'd still be a better prez than Fredo.

Posted by: Soona at March 02, 2016 12:48 PM (Fmupd)

592 He lies as much as she does, and he's as power-mad and liberal as she is. He MIGHT be marginally better ONLY because judges are the main issue, and with pressure and advice from constitutional conservatives, there's a slight chance he'd appoint decent judges. There's no chance Hillary would.

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

Not sure he lies as much as she does, but ok. Wholeheartedly agree with your second point which is why she can't be allowed in the WH. Lesser of two evils.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 12:48 PM (kTF2Z)

593 Yeah I don't remember that at all. The part about it being cool. I was against it then and I am against it now


Yup.

Posted by: eleven at March 02, 2016 12:49 PM (qUNWi)

594 Nood Ewok.

Which, I have to say, looks classy. Very classy.

Posted by: D. Trump at March 02, 2016 12:49 PM (H9MG5)

595 570 My how the attitude around here has evolved in the
last 4 years. Threatening to sit out the election was the cool position
when Romney got the nomination.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 02, 2016 12:42 PM (/tuJf)

Yep, and I did everything I possibly could to stop Romney in the primaries, by donating the max to other candidates. But when Romney got the nomination, I backed him fully.

I'm just not ready for the Kardashian president who thinks Tiananmen Square was a cool move.

Posted by: stace at March 02, 2016 12:50 PM (ozZau)

596 Maybe I'm wrong supporting Trump. I guess I should go back to voting for Republicans who swear they will fight Obama (and please send $25 ASAP) and then vote for everything he wants. I'm sure in 2017 they will stop this habit.

Ok I'm all in on the Rubio/Kasich 2016 Train!!!

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:50 PM (0LHZx)

597 When a man tells you a truth 100 times and a lie once, you don't believe the lie.


Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 12:47 PM (iQr1

Speak for yourself.When a man tells a lie 100 times and a the truth once, you don't believe the truth.

Posted by: Deep Thinker with missing tooth at March 02, 2016 12:50 PM (aRUb8)

598 I'm just not ready for the Kardashian president who thinks Tiananmen Square was a cool move.
Posted by: stace at March 02, 2016 12:50 PM (ozZau)

__

We than you for your support.

Posted by: Democrat Candidates Nationally at March 02, 2016 12:50 PM (0LHZx)

599 If it's that important, Mortimer, why not make
it compulsory? My thoughts on this may be a little too libertarian for
some but what's wrong with 'Leave Me The Fuck Alone'?

Posted by: Arson Wells

You took the words right out of my mouth.
....
You could always, ya know, vote for the Libertarian candidate. Whoever the fuck that is.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 02, 2016 12:51 PM (1H9ox)

600 Ok I'm all in on the Rubio/Kasich 2016 Train!!!

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:50 PM (0LHZx)
There some reason you can't vote for Cruz?

Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 12:51 PM (iQr18)

601 My how the attitude around here has evolved in the last 4 years. Threatening to sit out the election was the cool position when Romney got the nomination."



Every 4 years, there's a group of Republicans that threatens this. No matter who the nominee, somebody says this.

I don't think the pure conservative that doesn't show up is what has kept us out of the White House.

No doubt there will be a DC corridor of Republicans not voting for Trump, but I have yet to meet a Republican in my own life that has threatened to boycott the election or vote for Hillary because of Trump.

Most of these wounds will heal very shortly when Trump and Hillary start going at it.

Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 12:51 PM (bH+3Z)

602 Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a pull a victory rabbit out of my hat!

- GOPe Bullwinkle

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 02, 2016 12:52 PM (Nwg0u)

603 it's not about being childish. It's about sincerely believing that Trump would be extremely bad for the country.





Posted by: stace at March 02, 2016 12:31 PM (ozZau)



I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad"?

Posted by: Dr. Peter Venkman at March 02, 2016 12:53 PM (JO9+V)

604 Nope. Trump isn't a Republican who we just have to accept because of some warts. He's a liberal. Has been, still is. He's a opportunistic guy with campaign slogans. His position is...well, depends on the day and who's attacking him.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 02, 2016 12:53 PM (2PHKP)

605 Given that voter turnout in the US is the lowest of any Western country, I'm not sure how not voting distinguishes you from the dopes who never vote because they're too dumb to know who their representatives are and too lazy to turn off the TV, put down the Doritos and get off the sofa. If you sincerely believe that Trump is as bad as Cankles, write a name in.

When you get really bad service in a restaurant, leaving without tipping just makes you look forgetful. Putting a few nickels on the table - now that's the insult. That's showing exactly what you thought of the waiter.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 02, 2016 12:54 PM (u0lmX)

606 Apple is going to make Iphones in New Hampshire and they are all going to be solid gold.

And --I'm going to be able to zap anyone using one from the Oval Office!

Posted by: Donald Trump at March 02, 2016 12:55 PM (mcm0N)

607 We offer you the bond of Trump that very few non-prole Americans can understand. I'm yooge like no other candidate in this field and that's because my Trump Tower has just come in as luxurious. I have a string of tools all ready to put to work. I can load a wall onto a border and have it built in a week. I have business connections so I can get the gold-leaf and yooge "T" for the White House - such things go by friendship in a rush like this - and this is why I can guarantee to start mass-fucking the haterz and to put up the cash to back my word. I assure you, ladies and gentlemen, no matter what Vlad and Dondi promise to do, when it comes to unplugging the Hillary unit, they won't be there.

Posted by: Donald Plainview at March 02, 2016 12:55 PM (Bdeb0)

608 Back in for one last thought about not voting.

One vote seems like such a little thing. Buried under primary techniques, conventioneering, vote fraud, and electoral college, what's one little vote.

And the hold-yer-nose problem, because you think the candidate would be bad for America. Totally understandable.

Problem is, bad as opposed to worse. As has been said, not voting is a vote for (concession to) the other side. If you want to let it burn, that's not a problem, but if you want to let it burn, why care about what would be bad for America?

Sorry if that's too much logic late in the thread.

Now, off to lunch fer realz.

L8R, g8rs.

Posted by: mindful webworker - armchair logician at March 02, 2016 12:55 PM (Yu4ah)

609 "Ok I'm all in on the Rubio/Kasich 2016 Train!!!"

Another name change coming up?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 12:55 PM (WVsWD)

610 http://tinyurl.com/zkrczsz

Democrats are crossing over to support Trump in the Primary but will vote Dem in the General. Trump is a farce.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at March 02, 2016 12:56 PM (MxONJ)

611 Sitting out elections is never acceptable. It's childish.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 12:56 PM (iQIUe)

612 Ok I'm all in on the Rubio/Kasich 2016 Train!!!

Or, Cruz, who actually has fought the GOPe. As opposed to Trump who changes his position on everything everyday, and says everything is negotiable, and that he's going to change in office. It's great what he's done to kick over the chessboard, but his work is done, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: stace at March 02, 2016 12:56 PM (ozZau)

613 In SH (and every other sufferer of TDS) eyes...



if you support Trump you are toothless, racist, uneducated, racist, racist and oh yeah racist.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 12:43 PM (0LHZx)

No one here (with the possible exception of AmishDude) is deranged for disliking Trump. He is an immoral man who has always been a progressive Democrat. There is nothing logically to like except for his strong rhetoric about the wall (not even about immigration in general... just the wall).
That you don't want to hear Trump's actual words or contemplate what they say about his likely policy preferences should he, God forbid, get into office, is your issue and not ours.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 12:57 PM (OrI3J)

614 So, is voting for the opposing side or libertarian. Again it's childish. You're adults and you need to make difficult decisions based on the facts as they are - not as you want them to be.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 12:57 PM (iQIUe)

615 Actually The White House is not that fabulous--you don't really expect me to live there--do you?

We're going to move the capital to New York City and we're going to make Polish Americans pay for it!

Posted by: Donald Trump at March 02, 2016 12:57 PM (mcm0N)

616 nood Ace

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 12:58 PM (t2KH5)

617 "2006 Arnold. Yeah he was the RINOiest of RINOs but he did win as a Republican."

Ahnuld der Schtuppenfuhrer very artfully concealed his RINOness during his actual first bid for the Governor's office. Lots of tough talk about how he was going to "clean up the mess in Sacramento".

I figured it for a schtick and I was proven right in the end. Really, how many bona fide conservative Republicans do you know who could amicably sit around a family dinner table with Ted "The Swimmer" Kennedy?

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 12:58 PM (noWW6)

618 One thing I thought telling last night was Trumps embrace of the long popular democrat scam known as infrastructure, it's the governments version of busy work, bureaucrats worried that voters see them as useless? Pols need a bullshit excuse to raise taxes? Time for Infrastructure.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at March 02, 2016 12:58 PM (yos+4)

619 611 Sitting out elections is never acceptable. It's childish.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 12:56 PM (iQIUe)

Not if you think both candidates are dangerous and evil.

I wouldn't sit it out in any case. I would vote for Repubs in all the downticket races, and maybe third party in the presidential race. I might vote for Trump if he can show me he's less dangerous to america than Hillary.

Posted by: stace at March 02, 2016 12:59 PM (ozZau)

620 Cruz 2016 - America for the common man?

Cruz 2016 - Victory for the working American?

You want something forward looking that doesn't delve into minutiae. That's where Cruz loses a lot of folks I think.

My personal fave would be Cruz 2016 - Follow the Fucking Constitution, but I think that'd probably be pushing it just a tad.
Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 11:51 AM (iQr1

Cruz 2016: Keep America Free

Posted by: Dante at March 02, 2016 01:00 PM (QNuCi)

621 For me, the prospect of voting for Trump is like eating a big heaping plate of calves' liver. There is no food on earth I despise more. The very smell of it makes me want to hurl. (If you are one of those odd people who likes liver, substitute whatever your most hated food is.)

So if it's Trump vs. Hill in the general, I'm faced with forcing myself to gag down calves liver - or with eating a big plate of cow shit.

I'll go with the calves liver.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 02, 2016 01:01 PM (u0lmX)

622 And if you don't vote, or write in a useless name, I don't want to hear your bitching and moaning.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 12:46 PM (DUoqb)

Well, I never! You must be one of those HotAir hooligans I've heard about.This has always been OUR house! You be nice now!

Posted by: Great Grandama at March 02, 2016 01:07 PM (aRUb8)

623 Cruz 2016: Keep America Free



Posted by: Dante at March 02, 2016 01:00 PM (QNuCi)
I like it!

Posted by: flashoverride at March 02, 2016 01:09 PM (iQr18)

624 The choice is never just A or B. Millions of people have labored, fought, and died for a right that isn't limited to A or B.
Posted by: MikeTheMoose
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They fought for the process , and that is my point. The reality is that the process produced a system that narrows the field to two candidates. To opt out of playing a part in the decision of one of those two, is to opt out of the process in order to satisfy one's ego, rather than confront the hard choice.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 01:10 PM (9mTYi)

625 So if it's Trump vs. Hill in the general, I'm faced with forcing myself to gag down calves liver - or with eating a big plate of cow shit.

I'll go with the calves liver.
Posted by: Donna
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Frankly, I despise Trump. He is the archetype for every flaming shitheel of a corporate executive that I have ever encountered.

BUT, there is one great difference between he and Hillary. Hillary is a hard-left, power-grasping politician. That is all she ever has been. She is driven by politics. Like most on the Left, she regards politics to be the only important thing in people's lives.

I don't think Trump cares a whit about politics. He has his own ideas about what can/should be done to re-establish America as preeminent on the Global Stage, but he does not evidence (to me) any hunger for raw political power, or the desire to control people's lives.

If it comes down to the two, I will drag myself down to the polls, and pull the lever for him, as dismal as I will feel about it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 01:19 PM (9mTYi)

626 To opt out of playing a part in the decision of one
of those two, is to opt out of the process in order to satisfy one's
ego, rather than confront the hard choice.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 01:10 PM (9mTYi)


Not to choose IS to choose.

Posted by: D. Bonhoeffer at March 02, 2016 01:24 PM (aRUb8)

627 I'm all in favor of a brokered convention if Trump is winning at that point. Republicans will have nothing to lose.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at March 02, 2016 01:26 PM (MxONJ)

628 Not to choose IS to choose.
Posted by: D. Bonhoeffer
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An odd thing indeed to hear from a nic which presumably refers to Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Bonhoeffer anguished over a terrible choice. He understood that neither resulted in the best outcome, but he did not turn from making the choice.

He concluded that doing evil, was not as bad bad as being evil. And so, he made the decision, at a terrible cost, but still he did the best that could be done under the circumstance. He did not turn his back on the situation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 01:42 PM (9mTYi)

629 I don't think Trump cares a whit about politics. He
has his own ideas about what can/should be done to re-establish America
as preeminent on the Global Stage, but he does not evidence (to me) any
hunger for raw political power, or the desire to control people's lives.



If it comes down to the two, I will drag myself down to the polls,
and pull the lever for him, as dismal as I will feel about it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 01:19 PM (9mTYi)

You haven't looked hard enough at his words if you don't think he is as willing to control people as Hillary.
I will not vote for Trump.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 02:06 PM (OrI3J)

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