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It's been a rough week for me. I'm focusing on other things this morning.

Posted by: BenK at 08:45 AM




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1 Can't possibly be first, but it looks like it

Posted by: Mephitis at August 21, 2015 08:49 AM (dAWHU)

2 Second ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2015 08:50 AM (go6ud)

3 Can I put this up again since fate, maybe fortune, willowed me in the last thread?

Sometimes I dupe myself into believing I actually have something meaningful to say. Forgive me.

In my weak minded opinion, people still don't quite get why Trump is winning. They still don't quite get why even they find themselves liking him. I really don't even Trump himself yet knows and if anything stops him, it will be that lack of realization.

People, including Trump I think, believe this is all about his having tapped into the problem with illegal immigration. Certainly, there is some of that. But what people are sick of is all the fake-ass party politics.

Parties that tell them what the issues are and what they need to believe about those issues. Issues that are minor, at best, but are what ultimately become the basis of elections.

Both parties have played this game for decades and have had the electorate eating out of their hands.

But the odd thing about living in the information age is that some people thought they could control information, that they could take the truth - and the untruth out of it - and make it mean whatever they wanted. Global warming becomes climate change when the data fails to cooperate. Corruption become crony capitalism. Eighteen trillion in debt becomes illegal immigrants coming to this country illegally as an act of love.

People, being not stupid - not in the absolute sense anyway, caught on.

Ergo Trump.

Trump can keep this going if he realizes this.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 21, 2015 08:50 AM (BZAd3)

4
Someone go get the Corgis.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 21, 2015 08:53 AM (St6BJ)

5 Whistle has been blown.

JJS, could you give us the saying about "he should be like a chandelier ...." in Yiddish, please ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2015 08:56 AM (go6ud)

6 Giant red ball in the sidebar reminds of Kramerica's attempt at building a bladder for oil tankers.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2015 08:57 AM (20+Zn)

7 From last thread:
"Walla is the only horde approved spelling of voila!"


A million pardons.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


A couple of months back an 'ette made a comment with that misspelling. Much hilarity ensued.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 08:58 AM (Bd48Y)

8 Whasssup!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 21, 2015 08:59 AM (ek7rN)

9 Spell "voila" right or I will shoot you in the groin.

Posted by: Baltimore Police Officer at August 21, 2015 08:59 AM (4AVeu)

10 Now I have "Every Mouse has a Wienie" stuck in my head.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at August 21, 2015 09:00 AM (7ObY1)

11 Ugh, I wish I could get an ad blocker for this browser on my phone. This site is a mess.

Posted by: DangerGirl: Hardliner, Reactionary and All-Around Wackobird at August 21, 2015 09:01 AM (KB6If)

12 "Whasssup!"


You ensconced in Colorado yet?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2015 09:01 AM (20+Zn)

13 It's been a rough week

Indeed.

Posted by: Unborn Lives Matter at August 21, 2015 09:01 AM (WGFWf)

14 I think the thing that frustrates the media and the GOPe about Trump is people actually listen and respond to what he says..

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 21, 2015 09:02 AM (ek7rN)

15 Good to see Rubio has volunteered to drop out of the race by announcing that he favors the "anchor baby" policy.

What do you expect from a guy who stood next to Chuck Schumer for the Amnesty 8 debacle.

"Rubio" is now a metaphor for "toast."

Finito.

Kaput.

Fin.

Done.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 21, 2015 09:04 AM (4AVeu)

16 Ugh, I wish I could get an ad blocker for this browser on my phone. This site is a mess.



DG, Chrome has an ad blocker in advanced settings on android.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 09:05 AM (Bd48Y)

17 @14

The main problem from their perspective is that he cannot be brow beat into submission and tow the pc line.

Anchor babies is offensive?

To whom?


Trump: I'll just use anchor babies.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 21, 2015 09:05 AM (XdJYH)

18 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2015 09:01 AM

Not permanently... Yet. I had been negotiating for a permanent position up until last Monday. Probably interview for my bosses position next week. He resigned last Friday.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 21, 2015 09:05 AM (ek7rN)

19 No, I don't believe Trump is a principled conservative, but if he can knock Jeb out of the running he'll have my eternal gratitude.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at August 21, 2015 09:06 AM (SCcgT)

20 No, contrary to what a poster here suggested yesterday,. Ashley Madison is not a standard dating site. It's online ad says "Life is short, Have a affair"
If you scroll down the the bottom of this article from a British paper clients logged in with specific requests of sexual fantasies.. If I wanted to go to a standard dating site, I wouldn't go to one that had me list my sexual fantasies.

http://tinyurl.com/q8gmsol

The cheaters, the hackers and the blackmailers-all have repellent ethics but let's dispense with the fiction that it's like all other dating sites.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2015 09:06 AM (OSs/l)

21 5 Whistle has been blown.

JJS, could you give us the saying about "he should be like a chandelier ...." in Yiddish, please ?
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 21, 2015 08:56 AM (go6ud)



"Migulgl zol er vern in a heng-layhter, by tog zol er hengen, un bay nakht zol er brenen."

He should be transformed into a chandelier, to hang by day and burn by night.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 21, 2015 09:07 AM (St6BJ)

22
Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?

Donald Trump could transform the Republican Party into a coalition focused on white identity politics.

The Federalist - Ben Domenech

http://tinyurl.com/nny5h66

Executive Summary: Trump = Hitler

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2015 09:08 AM (kdS6q)

23 7 Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 08:58 AM (Bd48Y)


I always say, "ette vie-oh-la."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 21, 2015 09:09 AM (St6BJ)

24 In the "Things I will remember about Obama's presidency," category:

Treatment resistant head lice.

*from the sidebar

BTW - I think the horde could probably put together a pretty memorable thread from a post on "Things I will remember about Obama's presidency," e.g. the classic:

http://tinyurl.com/ocq8fdf

Obama outsmarted by umbrella.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 21, 2015 09:11 AM (BZAd3)

25 Grasshopper BenK learns succinctness from Master Andy.

Posted by: mindful webworker - keeping it simply stupid at August 21, 2015 09:12 AM (FeRav)

26 Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?

What I'm getting from this headline is that Ben Domenech is a Democrat operative.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at August 21, 2015 09:12 AM (rHXGG)

27 Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?

Donald Trump could transform the Republican Party into a coalition focused on white identity politics.




Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2015 09:08 AM (kdS6q)


That explains why he is so popular amongst black males, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2015 09:12 AM (yQtWA)

28 DG, Chrome has an ad blocker in advanced settings on android.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 09:05 AM (Bd48Y)
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Where? I've looked and see the popup blocker but I still get all the sidebar and between post ads.

Posted by: DangerGirl: Hardliner, Reactionary and All-Around Wackobird at August 21, 2015 09:12 AM (KB6If)

29 the attack on titan live action trailer in the sidebar looks epic

Posted by: the real ch3 at August 21, 2015 09:14 AM (IG5KL)

30
Please tell me we are not falling for that old bromide of if you support X or oppose Y you're a racist/white supremacist, etc.

Stop.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 21, 2015 09:14 AM (St6BJ)

31 Based on his performance in that video, I am now firmly on Team Carson.

Posted by: Jared at August 21, 2015 09:15 AM (oVJmc)

32 If the problem is lawless government, new laws can't be the solution.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 21, 2015 09:16 AM (u5gzz)

33 People, being not stupid - not in the absolute sense anyway, caught on.

Ergo Trump.

Trump can keep this going if he realizes this.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus



Good insights here.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 21, 2015 09:16 AM (HJqXj)

34 And I don't get "walla" anyway. French don't pronounce "V" as "W".

It's not "c'est la WEE"

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at August 21, 2015 09:16 AM (SCcgT)

35 19 No, I don't believe Trump is a principled conservative, but if he can knock Jeb out of the running he'll have my eternal gratitude.
Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at August 21, 2015 09:06 AM (SCcgT)


If you look at the polls right now, for whatever polls are worth, Trump's candidacy has put the conservatives/outsiders at the top of the heap, while Phleb, Krispy, ItchKase and the others are at the bottom.

If that's what he's doing, then Go Trump.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 21, 2015 09:17 AM (St6BJ)

36 Can anyone please explain to me why in the mother-fuckin' hell the Republicans are having a debate on CNfuckingN?

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 21, 2015 09:17 AM (wtvvX)

37 Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?

So let's overlook the opinions of minorities regarding the hands-off policies regarding illegals, hmm?

Blacks aren't too thrilled about them. Legal immigrants aren't, either.

But let's go the 'Scream Nazi' route.

Posted by: Jared at August 21, 2015 09:18 AM (oVJmc)

38 Please tell me we are not falling for that old bromide of if you support X or oppose Y you're a racist/white supremacist, etc.



Stop.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 21, 2015 09:14 AM (St6BJ)


I don't think "we" are falling for it. Doesn't stop the donks and the GOPe (as if there were a difference) from trying to peddle it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2015 09:18 AM (yQtWA)

39 Where? I've looked and see the popup blocker but I still get all the sidebar and between post ads.



Settings. Advanced. Site Settings.
Scroll down. Pop Ups.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 09:19 AM (Bd48Y)

40 the attack on titan live action trailer in the sidebar looks epic

Posted by: the real ch3 at August 21, 2015 09:14 AM (IG5KL)

Whaaa???? Have they even finished the anime?

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 21, 2015 09:19 AM (wtvvX)

41
From last thread:
"Walla is the only horde approved spelling of voila!"


A million pardons.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


A couple of months back an 'ette made a comment with that misspelling. Much hilarity ensued.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 08:58 AM (Bd48Y)





Teh Horde can spell it any damned way they want, because the word is French and therefore, lame.

Knowhatta mean, missyou're?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2015 09:20 AM (xcrCh)

42 Tried Firefox for Android too and was able to block ads, but it won't work properly with this site. Every time I click on comment thread, it takes me to the entry box. It's a huge pain in the ass to keep track of comments when every time I refresh, it sends me to the bottom.


Yeah I know. #Firstworldproblems

Posted by: DangerGirl: Hardliner, Reactionary and All-Around Wackobird at August 21, 2015 09:20 AM (KB6If)

43 36 Can anyone please explain to me why in the mother-fuckin' hell the Republicans are having a debate on CNfuckingN?
Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 21, 2015 09:17 AM (wtvvX)

Because they're the Stupid Party. Further questions?

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 21, 2015 09:21 AM (RD7QR)

44 36 mostly because the Republcan Party is stupid.

Posted by: Weasel at August 21, 2015 09:21 AM (6xtq3)

45 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:21 AM (M1uf/)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:21 AM (M1uf/)

47 I have to pee.

Posted by: Dang at August 21, 2015 09:21 AM (2oWD2)

48
why in the mother-fuckin' hell the Republicans are having a debate on CNfuckingN?
Posted by: Tex Lovera



Because the debate on CNBC isn't until the end of Octobeer:

http://tinyurl.com/o5hjcf5

Note: There's also going to be a Telemundo debate. !Ole!


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2015 09:21 AM (kdS6q)

49 Happy Fun Ball is much bigger than I expected it to be.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2015 09:21 AM (zoehZ)

50 If it weren't for the fact that it would probably take up too much space to be practical, a good idea for a new newspaper/news internet site might be a daily list of news items that evidence the decline of this country.

Yeah... I get it... Too much information.

It was just a thought anyway.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 21, 2015 09:21 AM (BZAd3)

51 Not permanently... Yet. I had been negotiating for a permanent position up until last Monday. Probably interview for my bosses position next week. He resigned last Friday.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 21, 2015 09:05 AM (ek7rN)

Hope it goes well for you.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at August 21, 2015 09:22 AM (R8hU8)

52 43 jinx!

Posted by: Weasel at August 21, 2015 09:22 AM (6xtq3)

53 Can anyone please explain to me why in the mother-fuckin' hell the Republicans are having a debate on CNfuckingN?

So the GOPe can court moderates and sabotage conservatives.

Posted by: Jared at August 21, 2015 09:22 AM (oVJmc)

54 Tried Firefox for Android too and was able to block ads, but it won't work properly with this site.


Opera Mini was perfect. Then they updated it. Now it blows goats ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 09:22 AM (Bd48Y)

55
Can anyone please explain to me why in the mother-fuckin' hell the Republicans are having a debate on CNfuckingN?
Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 21, 2015 09:17 AM (wtvvX)

Because they're the Stupid Party. Further questions?

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 21, 2015 09:21 AM (RD7QR)







I always thought they were some variety of weasel, but stupid works.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2015 09:22 AM (xcrCh)

56

Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?

Wow.

Amazing how Trump has ripped back the curtain on the conservative commentariati including AoS's own JeffB and other 'Friends of the Blog'. They have gone full retard.

These guys railed against the racial grievance industry but as soon as the opportunity arose , they dove headfirst into the Sharpton tank with the rest of the invertebrates.

Very, VERY clarifying experience for me.

Thank you, Donald Trump.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 21, 2015 09:22 AM (HJqXj)

57 Ick. I've been using that Subway pedo sock all morning without realizing it...

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 21, 2015 09:22 AM (oVJmc)

58 "But let's go the 'Scream Nazi' route."

Sanger supported eugenics.
Planned Parenthood was build on the foundation of eugenics
Nazis supported eugenics

Trump is against Planned Parenthood



Ergo.....Trump is a Nazi.




Did I do that right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2015 09:23 AM (VPLuQ)

59 52 43 jinx!
Posted by: Weasel at August 21, 2015 09:22 AM (6xtq3)

Great minds...

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 21, 2015 09:23 AM (RD7QR)

60 Settings. Advanced. Site Settings. 
Scroll down. Pop Ups.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 09:19 AM (Bd48Y)
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Yep, have that as popups disabled but it doesn't stop the ads on the side bar, under the title and between posts. Those are the ones really hanging up my phone and eating data. I can disable pictures which helps but then I run into a whole other slew of issues.

Posted by: DangerGirl: Hardliner, Reactionary and All-Around Wackobird at August 21, 2015 09:23 AM (KB6If)

61 why in the mother-fuckin' hell the Republicans are having a debate on CNfuckingN?
Posted by: Tex Lovera


Because they already had one on FOX and there aren't a lot of other Conservative networks with any kind of viewership?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:24 AM (M1uf/)

62 40 the attack on titan live action trailer in the sidebar looks epic

Posted by: the real ch3 at August 21, 2015 09:14 AM (IG5KL)

Whaaa???? Have they even finished the anime?
Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 21, 2015 09:19 AM (wtvvX)

Season 2 is supposed to come out next year.

The manga is obviously ongoing and keeps getting better.

And I just found out that Levi is being left out of the live action movie.

That is fucking bullshit. How the fuck can you tell the story without Levi?

Posted by: the real ch3 at August 21, 2015 09:24 AM (IG5KL)

63 Someone in the overnight had a good reposte to the notion of having to recognize children born to illegals as American.

If an invading army had amongst it's ranks, pregnant woman, and these woman delivered on american soil would we have to recognize the children as american citizens?

I would hope even the most die hard immigrationist would say this was a preposterous thing to even consider.

So it to would seem that illegal alien children should not be able to benifit from the poison fruit and be granted the boom of citizenship.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 21, 2015 09:25 AM (XdJYH)

64 58 "But let's go the 'Scream Nazi' route."

Sanger supported eugenics.
Planned Parenthood was build on the foundation of eugenics
Nazis supported eugenics

Trump is against Planned Parenthood



Ergo.....Trump is a Nazi.




Did I do that right?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2015 09:23 AM (VPLuQ)

Good enough for journalism logic. Remember, "appearance of impropriety" is sufficient to condemn a Republican but a Democrat has to be caught with bloody hands.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at August 21, 2015 09:25 AM (RD7QR)

65 Amazing how Trump has ripped back the curtain on the conservative commentariati including AoS's own JeffB and other 'Friends of the Blog'. They have gone full retard. 
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Now, come on. Let's be accurate with our statements. JeffB has always been full retard when it comes to conservatism.

Posted by: DangerGirl: Hardliner, Reactionary and All-Around Wackobird at August 21, 2015 09:26 AM (KB6If)

66 Mama was a ho.

Posted by: Shaun King at August 21, 2015 09:26 AM (ee9LE)

67 ...because I lean Republican!

Posted by: Jeb 2016! at August 21, 2015 09:26 AM (FcR7P)

68 Yep, have that as popups disabled but it doesn't stop the ads on the side bar, under the title and between posts. Those are the ones really hanging up my phone and eating data.



Do you have desktop site checked?

Don't.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 09:26 AM (Bd48Y)

69 The Republicans are going to follow up CNN with the University Of Colorado in BOULDER.

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better.

I live 8 miles away.

Posted by: jwb7605 at August 21, 2015 09:26 AM (M+9nV)

70 I could support the same theory when it comes to Seal hunts too.

http://tinyurl.com/o5ydtpg

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2015 09:27 AM (VPLuQ)

71 JeffB has always been full retard when it comes to conservatism.

Posted by: DangerGirl


Point taken.

Posted by: some random meathead at August 21, 2015 09:27 AM (HJqXj)

72 "But let's go the 'Scream Nazi' route."



Sanger supported eugenics.

Planned Parenthood was build on the foundation of eugenics

Nazis supported eugenics



Trump is against Planned Parenthood







Ergo.....Trump is a Nazi.









Did I do that right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Republican = Nazi is faster/easier.

Posted by: Top Reporter at August 21, 2015 09:27 AM (2oWD2)

73
Do you have desktop site checked? 
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Nope

Posted by: DangerGirl: Hardliner, Reactionary and All-Around Wackobird at August 21, 2015 09:28 AM (KB6If)

74 So, second drop of AshMad data, bigger than the first.

Seriously, at this rate I'll be stocked up on schadenfreude through year's end.

Posted by: Heisenberg at August 21, 2015 09:28 AM (2l5vw)

75 Michigan: Rubio leads Hillary by 9 points, 45-36, and trounces Hillary by 21 among independent voters, 48-27.


As I stated yesterday...Rubio will be the 45th President of the United States. Thank goodness you guys have Skippy around here or would be totally lost on what is really happening on the ground floor of this race to the Presidency.

Posted by: Skippy at August 21, 2015 09:28 AM (Futwg)

76 The Federalist - Ben Domenech

What the hell!?

So being anti illegal alien is now "white identity politics?" What the f*cking f*ck?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:28 AM (M1uf/)

77 Maybe Shaun King is black. I mean, he doesn't know who his daddy is.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 21, 2015 09:28 AM (ee9LE)

78 freebeacon.com headliner this morning

STEVEN SPIELBERG AND THE TEMPLE OF OBAMA
COLUMN: BUILDING THE BARACK OBAMA POST-PRESIDENCY, ONE LIBERAL BILLIONAIRE AT A TIME

The closest I've ever come to glimpsing hell was on Monday, when I read an article in the New York Times headlined, "With High-Profile Help, Obama Plots Life After Presidency."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:29 AM (qCMvj)

79 Why do I keep making black diamonds??? Grrrrr.

Posted by: DangerGirl: Hardliner, Reactionary and All-Around Wackobird at August 21, 2015 09:29 AM (KB6If)

80 Between Domenech's white supremacist article, and that psychotic whore touting the glories of open marriage that led to Ace's current Twitter name, I think its safe to say that I'll have nothing to do with the Federalist for the rest of time.



Libertines and reprobates, the lot of 'em.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at August 21, 2015 09:29 AM (6JL3d)

81 Now, come on. Let's be accurate with our statements. JeffB has always been full retard when it comes to conservatism.

This is true. JeffB has been a DOPe shill from the word "go."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:29 AM (M1uf/)

82

Morning funnies:

Free Beacon Comics Presents: Media Matters!

http://freebeacon.com/blog/free-beacon-comics-presents-media-matters/

these guys are great

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:30 AM (qCMvj)

83 Do you have desktop site checked?
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Nope



Hmmmmm. No idea then. Grrrr.
I'm not seeing any pop-ups at all.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 09:30 AM (Bd48Y)

84
Republican = Nazi is faster/easier.

Posted by: Top Reporter at August 21, 2015 09:27 AM (2oWD2)







Then again, there's always PJ O'Rourke's observation that no woman EVER fantasized about being ravished by a man dressed as a liberal.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2015 09:30 AM (xcrCh)

85 and do watch this; it shows such kindness from the woman who's purse was snatched, and others around her

Feel good story of the morning.

FANTASTIC! GOOD SAMARITANS PUT THE KIBOSH ON A PURSE SNATCHER

This is a great video where a purse snatcher thought he was gonna get away until a few good samaritans stepped in to help.

http://bit.ly/1PDlnj7

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:30 AM (qCMvj)

86 "Remember, "appearance of impropriety" is sufficient to condemn a Republican but a Democrat has to be caught with bloody hands of aborted infants lying in a grocers meat section, labeled 95% fat free, $3.99lb, videoed and shown on the internet, and still walk away scott free.

Fixed for completeness

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2015 09:31 AM (VPLuQ)

87



China August Manufacturing Activity Hits Lowest Level Since 2009

wsj

This Iran Commerce Deal is effecting China and Russia's strategies.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:31 AM (qCMvj)

88 When you have to call your mother a whore to explain your political grifting, you're into Obama territory.

Posted by: Grump928(c) notes at August 21, 2015 09:31 AM (evdj2)

89 The Republicans are going to follow up CNN with the University Of Colorado in BOULDER.

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better.

I live 8 miles away.

-
Word to the wise. Do NOT invite Christy to dinner. Not if you want to eat the rest of the month.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 21, 2015 09:31 AM (ee9LE)

90 Do you have desktop site checked?
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Nope



Merge Tabs & Apps - Off?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 09:32 AM (Bd48Y)

91 And I don't get "walla" anyway. French don't pronounce "V" as "W".



It's not "c'est la WEE"

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at August 21, 2015 09:16 AM (SCcgT)


Being Canadian, and therefore subjected to five years of high school French, at which I did quite well, here goes:

Voila (and voici) are demonstratives. I guess they are adverbs. They literally mean "see there" and "see here". The "voi" portion, spoken in French, sounds like "vwah", as spoken in English. And the "v" part can be pretty subtle, so "wala" can be a pretty close approximation (spoken wah lah).

"Voila!" on its own is sort of similar to "behold!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2015 09:32 AM (yQtWA)

92 When you have to call your mother a whore to explain your political grifting, you're into Obama territory.

On the other hand, "Obama territory" seems to work, so it's not like it's a bad plan on its face.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:32 AM (M1uf/)

93 The cheaters, the hackers and the blackmailers-all have repellent ethics but let's dispense with the fiction that it's like all other dating sites.


It's not a widespread fiction, it's just me. I looked around on Ashley Madison last year when I was heartbroken and thought some fresh sex would make me feel better. I have a, let's say, nuanced view of fidelity. For young couples I'd call it morally wrong to go after the wife. If you're 40+ or 50+ and your husband isn't bringing it, well that's on him.

So my point about AM was that it didn't seem (through what's available without paid membership) to include a lot of that demographic. It was mostly girls who wanted sugar daddies or girls who wanted meaningful long term walks on the beach.

I got what I wanted on match dot com and it turned out to not be what I needed.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Team Lefty and Scamp at August 21, 2015 09:32 AM (1xUj/)

94 So being anti illegal alien is now "white identity politics?" What the f*cking f*ck?

--

Guess they haven't heard the latest rant from the black woman at the hearing in LA re: the illegals who have been appointed to city council or something.

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at August 21, 2015 09:32 AM (pVkEV)

95 66
Mama was a ho.

Posted by: Shaun King




Word.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at August 21, 2015 09:32 AM (HJqXj)

96

Noonan excerpt:

As for the Trump phenomenon, a lot of people are still digesting it. The question has evolved from "Will he have an impact?" to "Can he really win the nomination?" to "Could he actually be elected president?" Philip Klein in the Washington Examiner had a smart piece suggesting Mr. Trump may have reached his peak; assuming his lead holds, it will seem less impressive as candidates begin to drop out and others consolidate their positions. That is possible, as is this: that as people watch Mr. Trump and get used to the idea of him they'll come to see things they like in his candidacy. No one knows, because we're in new territory, with a rogue real-estate developer and reality-TV star as a prime presidential prospect.
wsj

GOPe's fear.
They're going to try to get tough, soon! lol
Let's see how tough they are against Trump, versus the Democrats

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:32 AM (qCMvj)

97 Trump will be in town tonight. I'm still undecided whether to drive over or not.

Posted by: Grump928(c) notes at August 21, 2015 09:33 AM (evdj2)

98 Rubio Rhod!

http://tinyurl.com/3xby5jb

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at August 21, 2015 09:34 AM (7eQGn)

99

more Noonan

A source of Mr. Trump's strength is that normal people understand how big donors have an impact on policy. Mr. Trump can stand where the people stand on such issues as immigration because the donor class doesn't have hooks in him. "I'm turning down so much money," he told reporters last week at the Iowa State Fair. If he accepted a big contribution, "I'd feel obligated, because I'm a loyal person." On the other hand, "Jeb Bush is a puppet to his donors." On Thursday this newspaper's Heather Haddon reported that some major GOP donors are growing impatient with GOP candidates who've withdrawn their support for Common Core. But Common Core is not popular, and they are trying to survive. I remember when donors just wanted dinner, or an ambassadorship. Now they want policy. Someone, not just Mr. Trump, should bop them hard.

Trump's "loyalty" statement is powerful. He's smarter than CK et al give him credit for.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:34 AM (qCMvj)

100 >>In the "Things I will remember about Obama's presidency," category: Treatment resistant head lice.

Yeah, there's a whole sub-category of diseases that have appeared/ reappeared/escalated "mysteriously" during Obama's presidency, such as whooping cough, EV-68 (some w/polio-like symptoms) chicungunya, measles, foot and mouth disease, scabies....


Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 09:35 AM (NOIQH)

101 Yep, have that as popups disabled but it doesn't stop the ads on the side bar, under the title and between posts. Those are the ones really hanging up my phone and eating data. I can disable pictures which helps but then I run into a whole other slew of issues.
Posted by: DangerGirl: Hardliner, Reactionary and All-Around Wackobird at August 21, 2015 09:23 AM (KB6If)

You've got a junkware infection. Norton and the others don't get rid of them and when you do, they just come back. I have managed to wipe them, but the process is painful. If anyone on the board knows of a tool/process to wipe them, it would be a great service.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 21, 2015 09:35 AM (BZAd3)

102 Merge Tabs & Apps - Off?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 09:32 AM (Bd48Y
---------------

Doesn't seem to make a difference.
You don't see ads on the left sidebar and between posts?

Posted by: DangerGirl: Hardliner, Reactionary and All-Around Wackobird at August 21, 2015 09:36 AM (KB6If)

103 Everything must go! Black baby livers; 3 for a $1.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at August 21, 2015 09:36 AM (evdj2)

104 >>...some major GOP donors are growing impatient with GOP candidates who've withdrawn their support for Common Core.

My heart bleeds for these lovely people who no doubt send their own children to private schools.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 09:37 AM (NOIQH)

105 GOPe's fear.
They're going to try to get tough, soon! lol
Let's see how tough they are against Trump, versus the Democrats

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:32 AM (qCMvj)


This is the problem the DOPe has. If they run against teh Donald, then they prove to us that they're not in it for Conservatism, but for their own power, and most of them can't convincingly run a campaign which attempts to co-opt his positions.

They burned a lot of bridges behind them with the 2014 election cycle, and with their constant capitulations to the SCOAMT.

If they come out hard against Trump, just about everyone to the right of JeffB will see it for what it is: hatred toward the interloper, not any kind of principle. If they try to co-opt him, just about everyone to the right of JeffB will also see that for what it is: pure political opportunism with as much principle behind it as a wet fart. Less, maybe.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:38 AM (M1uf/)

106

Mr. Bush appears to be no more gifted a campaigner than Mrs. Clinton, though he lacks the vaguely sinister air.

lol
vaguely ...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:38 AM (qCMvj)

107 The four-acre site features the abandoned Mary Leila Cotton Mill, which produced sheeting until the early 2000s. Looking like a ghostly fortress, the 135,000-square-foot building with turrets and a water tower was covered in lead-based paint that flaked off and covered the grounds along with ash produced by its coal-burning generators. High levels of cancer-causing chemicals, such as benzo(a)pyrene, are also buried there. And neighboring farmers dumped pesticides on the vacant grounds back when arsenic was used to kill bugs.

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied -- but now admits -- that it funded the cleanup and development project the triggered the catastrophe.

Posted by: Shepherd Derrial Book at August 21, 2015 09:39 AM (e8kgV)

108 Whasssup!
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead
-----------------------
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
I say hey!
What's goin' on?

Posted by: He Man at August 21, 2015 09:39 AM (E5UB0)

109 It's bad enough to have a Republican debate on CNN after Crowley shafted Mitt last year (SURPRISE!!!)

But to let CNN dictate who gets to appear?

Yeah, fuck that shit in particular.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 21, 2015 09:39 AM (wtvvX)

110 And I just found out that Levi is being left out of the live action movie.



That is fucking bullshit. How the fuck can you tell the story without Levi?

Posted by: the real ch3 at August 21, 2015 09:24 AM (IG5KL)

So, other than having giant humanoids, it'll bear no resemblance to the manga or anime.
Typical, I guess...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 21, 2015 09:40 AM (wtvvX)

111 Shaun King Challenged Charles Johnson To A 'Fight To The Death'

Posted by: Bradley Heithold at August 21, 2015 09:41 AM (e8kgV)

112 >>The Republicans are going to follow up CNN with the University Of Colorado in BOULDER.

Um....no, that is not a good idea.
Bet there will be some booing from the audience.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 09:41 AM (NOIQH)

113 22 Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?
Donald Trump could transform the Republican Party into a coalition focused on white identity politics.
The Federalist - Ben Domenech
http://tinyurl.com/nny5h66
Executive Summary: Trump = Hitler

Wow, the Cheap Labor Greedheads running the GOPe have finally found their hill to die on--open borders.

I shall enjoy watching them die, metaphorically, as a party, on that hill.

Posted by: bystander at August 21, 2015 09:42 AM (hKyl0)

114 How the fuck can you tell the story without Levi?

I dunno. I always thought Gad and Asher were much more compelling characters.


Wait. We're not talking about the same story, are we?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:42 AM (M1uf/)

115 Bugger, how long has that sock been on? No uncertainty any more...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 21, 2015 09:43 AM (2l5vw)

116 ((BenK))

Posted by: @votermom at August 21, 2015 09:43 AM (cbfNE)

117 ...some major GOP donors are growing impatient with GOP candidates who've withdrawn their support for Common Core.

My heart bleeds for these lovely people who no doubt send their own children to private schools.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 09:37 AM (NOIQH)


Now, why would "conservative" investors being so adamant about supporting Common Core?

$

It's not about the kids.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:43 AM (qCMvj)

118 Wow, the Cheap Labor Greedheads running the GOPe have finally found their hill to die on--open borders.

I shall enjoy watching them die, metaphorically, as a party, on that hill.


Thus does Trump, The Destroyer fulfill his destiny.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 21, 2015 09:43 AM (2l5vw)

119 I shall enjoy watching them die, metaphorically, as a party, on that hill.

Posted by: bystander at August 21, 2015 09:42 AM (hKyl0)


Here. Have a fire-hook and this bag of rock-salt.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:44 AM (M1uf/)

120 >>The Republicans are going to follow up CNN with the University Of Colorado in BOULDER.

will they be serving them up at the Alferd Packer Grill after the show?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 09:44 AM (NOIQH)

121 The Republicans are going to follow up CNN with the University Of Colorado in BOULDER.

Um....no, that is not a good idea.
Bet there will be some booing from the audience.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 09:41 AM (NOIQH)


And weed, lots of weed.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:44 AM (qCMvj)

122 Trump: I'll just use anchor babies.
Posted by: Kreplach at August 21, 2015 09:05 AM (XdJYH)



War on BABIES!

Posted by: Pearl Clutching MSM and its politcal toadis at August 21, 2015 09:44 AM (3pRHP)

123 Alberta Oil Peon: ...The "voi" portion, spoken in French, sounds like "vwah", as spoken in English. And the "v" part can be pretty subtle, so "wala" can be a pretty close approximation...

Well done!

Now, cunning linguists, who will cover the Germanic w and v?

Posted by: mindful webworker - vonderfool, yust vonderfool! at August 21, 2015 09:45 AM (FeRav)

124 And since the left loves to screw around with definitions and dabble in sophistry, hence forth all illegal aliens will be reclassified as ambassadors of their home country and the progeny of ambassadors are not given citizenship even when born on US soil so they can all be deported.

Let's see how they like that little bit of ledgerdemain.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 21, 2015 09:46 AM (XdJYH)

125 Doesn't seem to make a difference.
You don't see ads on the left sidebar and between posts?


No. Also, have text scaling set at 105%. All I see is the main body of comments.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 09:46 AM (Bd48Y)

126 Now, why would "conservative" investors being so adamant about supporting Common Core?

This is a major problem with having a government monopoly on education. The parents have virtually no input, the children certainly have no input, and everyone else is just trying to get as much money as they can.

That last part should be expected- self-interest is a major part of the human condition. But when only one half of the equation (the supplier) gets to pursue their self-interest, and the other half (the consumer) is locked in, you get this kind of corruption.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:46 AM (M1uf/)

127
War on BABIES!


Posted by: Pearl Clutching MSM


Ixnay on the abiesBay!

Posted by: Planned Vivisection at August 21, 2015 09:46 AM (HJqXj)

128 Never understood how the gop was so willing to bend over and take it in the butt time and time again from the msm.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 21, 2015 09:46 AM (iQIUe)

129 Donald Trump is the Al Czervik of the GOPe.

Hey! Everybody's gonna get laid!

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at August 21, 2015 09:46 AM (wKcQA)

130 I always say, "ette vie-oh-la."
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 21, 2015 09:09 AM


Right on, brutha-man!

Posted by: Zombie Arthur Fiedler at August 21, 2015 09:47 AM (0atQl)

131 130 I always say, "ette vie-oh-la."
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 21, 2015 09:09 AM

Right on, brutha-man!
Posted by: Zombie Arthur Fiedler at August 21, 2015 09:47 AM (0atQl)


Arthur Fiedler. Viola. Well done.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 21, 2015 09:49 AM (St6BJ)

132 >>This is a major problem with having a government monopoly on education. The parents have virtually no input, the children certainly have no input, and everyone else is just trying to get as much money as they can.

And the state, local school districts and teachers have no say. How boring would it be to be a teacher and have no control over your curricula?
The message is shut up and teach what some unknown idiots have designed. Can't imagine what it's like teaching the Common Core math.
Yeah, I know a lot of public school teachers are Lefties, but not all of them - but I bet Common Core will/does have an effective of chasing out any teacher with a brain and a desire to teach creatively.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 09:50 AM (NOIQH)

133 One final thought before I move back to the corner to start sucking my thumb and trembling again...

I am taking bets that the first "Hostile Workplace" suit coincides nearly perfectly with the first women admitted to the SEAL training program.

Yeah... don't bother. I denounce myself.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 21, 2015 09:50 AM (BZAd3)

134 Common Core is another way of saying "Dumb Masses" without the "M" in masses.

Anyone who sends their little precious to a government school deserves what they get.

Oh, they start out fine but around the age of 13-16 they turn into the children Eric Blair warned you about.

Posted by: Old School Marm at August 21, 2015 09:51 AM (D0NZx)

135 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2015 09:32 AM (yQtWA)

Trois ans de Français à l'école. Je sais ce que "voila" signifie. Mais, si vous n'entendez pas la "V", ensuite vous n'écoutez pas.

But I understand what you mean. It's subtle.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at August 21, 2015 09:51 AM (SCcgT)

136 Now, why would "conservative" investors being so adamant about supporting Common Core?
$
It's not about the kids.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:43 AM (qCMvj)
____________

All of you are much for computer-savvy than I am, but I do recall that Neal Bush is a big textbook salesman. I think Jeb was involved with the business as well.

Lotsa money to be made. Lotsa history to rewrite.

When the oppo research comes out about Jeb and his involvement, I would expect some eyebrows raised.

Nah, just kidding. The coronations will proceed as planned.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 21, 2015 09:51 AM (MIKMs)

137 Black Diamonds!!! curses!!!

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at August 21, 2015 09:52 AM (SCcgT)

138
Okay. Back to the Washington Compost.

Check in later kids!

Keep it IS-real!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 21, 2015 09:52 AM (St6BJ)

139 Off topic a bit but I need some hoarde prayers and good thoughts sent to Seattle this morning. A young fire fighter is in the hospital after being caught in a forest firestorm that has already taken three of his colleagues. In intensive care with burns over 60% of his body.
This is a great kid. He used to do yard work for me when he was younger.
Its going to be tough over the next couple days.
Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2015 09:52 AM (VCdaG)

140 The Federalist - Ben Domenech

http://tinyurl.com/nny5h66

Executive Summary: Trump = Hitler
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2015 09:08 AM (kdS6q)


This piece is gobbily-gook.

Besides, I thought all hispanic criminals were "White Hispanics."

And, what about these two young black ladies supporting Trump all the way?:

VIDEO - Two Black Women GO OFF on Megyn Kelly In Epic Post Debate Rant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io6B3AfG2HA

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:53 AM (qCMvj)

141 obligatory

Kiss- Black Diamond

http://tinyurl.com/q8exc4h

Posted by: some random meathead at August 21, 2015 09:54 AM (HJqXj)

142 Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2015 09:52 AM (VCdaG)

Prayers up, D.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:54 AM (M1uf/)

143 Thanks in advance.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2015 09:52 AM (VCdaG)

You're a good person, Di. Done.

Good on ya.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 21, 2015 09:54 AM (BZAd3)

144 >>Never understood how the gop was so willing to bend over and take it in the butt time and time again from the msm.

Think it's because they really want to be liked. They get to DC and find pretty much everyone outside of the GOP dislikes them by default. They want to make friends, get invited to parties, get invited onto to MSM shows. They get attention when the agree w/Lefties and/or bash their fellow Republicans. Operant conditioning.

How many Republicans have been sucked into the "strange, new respect" game where they become to toast of the town by majorly bashing GOP or stabbing one of 'em in the back? McCain, that Bush speechwriter who wrote a tell-all, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 09:54 AM (NOIQH)

145 Yeah, there's a whole sub-category of diseases that have appeared/ reappeared/escalated "mysteriously" during Obama's presidency, such as whooping cough, EV-68 (some w/polio-like symptoms) chicungunya, measles, foot and mouth disease, scabies....


Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 09:35 AM (NOIQH)


Hola, norte amigos! Adonde mi free shit?

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at August 21, 2015 09:54 AM (yMVjf)

146 I wonder if NRO has started noticing a distinct reduction in clickviews since they've gone full throttle on TDS. I certainly am clicking much less there.

I also noticed from a news aggregator that Erick Erickson has a new piece opining on teh Trumpster. Why is that, Erick? Since you've chosen to censor Trump, shouldn't you just shut the fuck up about him? You've already made your opinion known, in flaming asshole color.

He's not worthy of your noble scribblings. Instead let me offer you this delicious bag of dicks to nosh on.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 21, 2015 09:54 AM (gyKtp)

147
Oh, BTW -- you apparently also hate Jews:

Ben Domenech bdomenech

Weird thing is that @realDonaldTrump isn't anti-Semitic at all - so why are so many of his online supporters?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2015 09:55 AM (kdS6q)

148 Ca sera trop difficile.

Fuck it.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at August 21, 2015 09:55 AM (SCcgT)

149 Off topic a bit but I need some hoarde prayers and good thoughts sent to Seattle this morning. A young fire fighter is in the hospital after being caught in a forest firestorm that has already taken three of his colleagues. In intensive care with burns over 60% of his body.
This is a great kid. He used to do yard work for me when he was younger.
Its going to be tough over the next couple days.
Thanks in advance.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2015 09:52 AM (VCdaG)


*prayers*
I read about the 3 who passed away last night. I hate it. It's a dangerous job, I can't believe how many brave men and women still die as fire fighters. They are trained really well. Sometimes you just can't predict, nor fight nature's wrath.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:55 AM (qCMvj)

150 It's not about the kids.

It's not. It's about selling hardware and software to public schools. At least that's what's driving the GOPe behavior. In the prog-a-sphere, it's about big-data, predictive outcomes and, here's a blast from the commie past: workforce planning. Each successive generation of lefties thinks the previous generation was **this** close to socialist utopia. Now that we have minority, LGBT and wymyns studies degrees, we have it all figured out.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 21, 2015 09:55 AM (5buP8)

151 time to get to work.

enjoy your early morning friday

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 21, 2015 09:56 AM (qCMvj)

152 Why does the CoC support illegal immigration instead of the entitlement reform route? Are those malignant fucks *trying* to destroy this country?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 21, 2015 09:56 AM (E5UB0)

153 artisanal 'ette: And weed, lots of weed.

Hm. GOP candidates debating in Boulder?

Imagine "special" snack foods and beverages, made available for the candidates beforehand; could make it more like the Bad Lip Reading version.

Wonder which ones would be "high" and blurt their mind too openly, and which ones would just be "stoned," absent-mindedly playing with a little speck of dust on the podium?

Posted by: mindful webworker - wiping off cheetoes dust from keyboard at August 21, 2015 09:56 AM (FeRav)

154 Ben Domenech bdomenech

Weird thing is that @realDonaldTrump isn't anti-Semitic at all - so why are so many of his online supporters?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2015 09:55 AM (kdS6q)


F*ck Ben Domenech in particular.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:56 AM (M1uf/)

155 We shouldn't complain about CNN doing the debate because Fox did one and tried to nuke all the candidates.

There is no safe space for Republicans.

Posted by: blaster at August 21, 2015 09:57 AM (2Ocf1)

156
Say what you want about Trump.... but the other candidates are learning.

Now way Jeb pushes back on the reporter about the term "anchor babies" yesterday without Trump setting the example that its OK to push back against asinine setups.

If the Trump candidacy does no more than set the example of how to tweak the MSM nose to the other candidates..... I will judge it a success.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 21, 2015 09:57 AM (8XRCm)

157 Why does the CoC support illegal immigration instead of the entitlement reform route? Are those malignant fucks *trying* to destroy this country?

Because money is fungible. They don't care if the people padding their bottom line are from here or not. They don't care if people legally here can afford their sh*t or not - as long as *someone* can. So for them, the "depressed wages" is a much better ROI.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 09:58 AM (M1uf/)

158 Sending prayers, Diogenes.
God bless him!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 09:58 AM (NOIQH)

159 @140

You knew that would be the next tactic that team GOPe would use to tamp down the Trumpisance.

Ben Domenech can go take it up the squeak hole with a barb wire wrapped pineapple.

There is only one serious candidate in this election and his name is Donald Trump.

That's just incredible to me.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 21, 2015 09:59 AM (XdJYH)

160 I also noticed from a news aggregator that Erick Erickson has a new
piece


Who?

Posted by: some random meathead at August 21, 2015 09:59 AM (HJqXj)

161 >>Wonder which ones would be "high" and blurt their mind too openly, and which ones would just be "stoned," absent-mindedly playing with a little speck of dust on the podium?


Not Rand Paul?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 10:00 AM (NOIQH)

162 Ben Bernanke beclowns himself again:

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?singlepost=3386010

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2015 10:00 AM (zoehZ)

163 34 And I don't get "walla" anyway. French don't pronounce "V" as "W".

It's not "c'est la WEE"
Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at August 21, 2015 09:16 AM (SCcgT)

You're making a French Mistake. Wa LAA!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2015 10:01 AM (2Ojst)

164 Now way Jeb pushes back on the reporter about the term "anchor babies"
yesterday without Trump setting the example that its OK to push back
against asinine setups.


--

Saw the clip. Jeb seemed pugnacious. Trump does it in a kind of "let's hear your dumbass suggestion - eh rejected" way that's amusing. Just imo.

Posted by: @votermom at August 21, 2015 10:01 AM (cbfNE)

165 I also noticed from a news aggregator that Erick Erickson has a new

piece

Who?


Posted by: some random meathead


Sounds made up.

Posted by: Dang Dangson at August 21, 2015 10:01 AM (2oWD2)

166 Why does the CoC support illegal immigration instead of the entitlement reform route? Are those malignant fucks *trying* to destroy this country?

They don't care. They have fingers in pies elsewhere and (at least think) they can go there and be just fine if the US goes splat.

All dollars, no sense.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 21, 2015 10:01 AM (2l5vw)

167 139 Off topic a bit but I need some hoarde prayers and good thoughts sent to Seattle this morning.

He's on my list. I always hate to hear about ff's injured fighting forest fires. US Forest Service policy has been suppression for too long. If they would let the forest regulate naturally, these seasonal fires would be far less intense. A lot of these guys are risking life and limb to protect multi-million dollar dwellings.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 21, 2015 10:01 AM (5buP8)

168 I know I said I would shut up... I lied. Know to happen.

It kills me lately when people refer to illegal aliens as criminals, the response from the defenders is invariably, "It's just a misdemeanor".

So misdemeanors aren't crimes anymore. Who knew.

And further, if illegals get off scott free for misdemeanors, does that mean I can. Can I park wherever the hell I want to with no repercussions?

Rhetorical - but dammit - why? Why is it rhetorical? Why do the laws only apply to an ever shrinking number of people? This my friends, is the "fairness" the left sought to impose on us.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 21, 2015 10:02 AM (BZAd3)

169 There is only one serious candidate in this election and his name is Donald Trump.

I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

I never thought that teh Donald could *both* be a serious candidate AND be my Team Burn it Down candidate... but he seems to be doing just that.

Honestly, though, that's not really fair. Cruz is a serious candidate. Fiorina is a serious candidate. I'd even say Walker and Paul are serious candidates.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 10:02 AM (M1uf/)

170 Who?

Posted by: some random meathead at August 21, 2015 09:59 AM (HJqXj)

Exactly.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 21, 2015 10:02 AM (gyKtp)

171 Wa LAA!

Posted by: Insomniac

My niece plays the Wa LAA in her school's orchestra.

Posted by: Dang Dangson at August 21, 2015 10:03 AM (2oWD2)

172 Thanks, JJS ! It'll be worth memorizing, I'm sure.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, fire-hook&saltbag in hand! at August 21, 2015 10:03 AM (go6ud)

173 It kills me lately when people refer to illegal aliens as criminals, the response from the defenders is invariably, "It's just a misdemeanor".

So misdemeanors aren't crimes anymore. Who knew.



Punch them in the nose. Simple assault is a misdemeanor.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 10:03 AM (Bd48Y)

174 Last night, Aslan's Girl made a point about Trump that really resonated with me. She was enjoying/admiring the fact that Trump makes her laugh, and explained it very well. While I had thought of this before, her comments (especially when added to by a few others) brought it all into clarity.

Trump is having a helluva good time out there, facin' the folks, pressin' the flesh and lobbing volleys back at the MFM. The man really enjoys working a room!

What his detractors fail to understand is that he is serious about the job, but willing to treat himself lightly. Not for him the scowling would-be "statesmanship" the Elite Political Consultants and the eunuchs of the tighty-righty media insist on. He knows both supporters and detractors take notice when he holds his book up to the camera before autographing it. He also knows the former will get a laugh from it, while the latter will soil their shorts.

I think the last candidate I can remember really having fun hunting votes was...hell, I can't think of one. Not one.

Some people -- I'm one -- see the seriousness of purpose. He knows what's wrong and, as he has done when handed a failing building to renovate, he will go about it with tenacity and skill. Some people -- I'm also one -- see him doing a skillful vodvil act to entertain the people.

The EEs, Poppin' Freshes, NROistas and Wick Rilsons can't see that the two extremes can coexist. Too bad for them.

Anyway, y'all support who y'all support. Right now, I'm leaning Trumpward, and have no fear that if elected he'd be both fun to watch and damn good for the country. Better, IMO, than the rest of the Unsmiling 17.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 21, 2015 10:04 AM (0atQl)

175 And further, if illegals get off scott free for misdemeanors, does that mean I can. Can I park wherever the hell I want to with no repercussions?

You should remind them that every law - even misdemeanor laws - carries with it at least the possibility of the death penalty. See also: Gray, Freddie.

See what they do.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 10:04 AM (M1uf/)

176 Diogenes

As far as I'm concerned, prayers are never off topic. I will keep your young firefighting friend in prayer. If you go to this site, you can call and speak to someone if the line's not busy, or enter your prayer request online-first name and state of person-and it goes out to prayer groups around the country. I know this because I used to volunteer with them:

http://prayer-center.upperroom.org

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2015 10:04 AM (OSs/l)

177 As others have noted, at DailyKOS, Shaun King has adopted the ace defense: the man on his birth certificate is not his biological father. His father is a "light skinned black man".

DNA test.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 21, 2015 10:04 AM (E5UB0)

178 Well, well, well:

The illegal alien journalist celebrity Jose Vargas just LOVES to rub it in our faces that some illegal aliens contribute to Social Security and pay other taxes as a way of saying that Americans OWE them citizenship....

Oh BUT WAIT! It turns out that the IRS had to file a lien against him because he didn't want to pay his taxes!!


http://soopermexican.com/2015/08/20/
illegal-alien-celeb-joseiswriting-who-says-illegals-pay-a-lot-of-taxes-refused-to-pay-his-taxes/

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 10:05 AM (NOIQH)

179 This made me smile.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, McClatchy Co. says it was warned by the New York Stock Exchange that it faces delisting for not keeping its stock price above $1.

Couldn't happen to a better bunch of propagandists.

Posted by: traye at August 21, 2015 10:06 AM (50uSB)

180 Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 10:05 AM (NOIQH)

*snort*

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 10:06 AM (M1uf/)

181 Cruz is also a serious candidate, although wish he had executive experience. Walker is a serious candidate


The thing is if they hate Trump give a better alternative and don't call the people who disagree with you Nazis.

Conservative betters who hate Trump have gone Full Godwin

Posted by: ThunderB at August 21, 2015 10:06 AM (zOTsN)

182 The man on my birth certificate ain't my real dad, that's my cuck-dad!

Posted by: Shaun King at August 21, 2015 10:07 AM (2Ojst)

183 Commenter's Survival Guide

Unicode tools - Convert text with modern characters into AoSHQ-acceptable antique HTML codes. Kill black diamonds before they materialize.

http://bit.ly/pixyize

NB: If you can't do ampersands, you're SOL.

Posted by: mindful webworker - aoshqstyleguide.wiki at August 21, 2015 10:07 AM (FeRav)

184 " tighty-righty media "

There's another phrase that needs to get wider circulation.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, fire-hook & saltbag in hand! at August 21, 2015 10:07 AM (go6ud)

185 You're a nazi if you like trump is not persuasive e

Posted by: ThunderB at August 21, 2015 10:07 AM (zOTsN)

186 166 Why does the CoC support illegal immigration instead of the entitlement reform route? Are those malignant fucks *trying* to destroy this country?

The Chamber of Cocks doesn't think they're destroying the country. The dynamic at play is that domestic BIG business can't grow fast enough to meet earnings estimates. There aren't enough eager consumers. Native born aren't reproducing fast enough. (Additionally, the products of conception market is booming). And, as the economy wakes up little by little, the cost of labor increases. So, hey, import a shit load of low-skilled "workers," and presto: wages are depressed, and government dole money spends the same as earned income. Growth!!

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 21, 2015 10:08 AM (5buP8)

187 Some people -- I'm one -- see the seriousness of purpose. He knows what's wrong and, as he has done when handed a failing building to renovate, he will go about it with tenacity and skill. Some people -- I'm also one -- see him doing a skillful vodvil act to entertain the people.

There used to be a phrase for this sort of thing...cheerful champion? Gleeful gladiator? Oh, it's on the tip of my tounge...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 21, 2015 10:08 AM (2l5vw)

188 Hey Domenech,you know who is a pretty obvious anti semite?Barack Obama.

Posted by: steevy at August 21, 2015 10:08 AM (sPO3u)

189 JJ Sefton, sir! Question - is your new site a wordpress.org site?
I'm just wondering. It looks good.

Posted by: @votermom at August 21, 2015 10:09 AM (cbfNE)

190 183 Commenter's Survival Guide

Stupid question: How do you do the strike through in comments?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 21, 2015 10:09 AM (5buP8)

191 Cruz is also a serious candidate, although wish he had executive experience. Walker is a serious candidate

Yup. Too damn serious.

They are a pair of Francises who need to lighten up. And stop listening to their paid Experts. And take some sonsistent stands on the issues that really matter.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 21, 2015 10:09 AM (0atQl)

192 Oh, and fuck you Domenech. Race-baiting asshole.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2015 10:09 AM (2Ojst)

193 Morning ron's and ronettees.


Well, summer is over. School starts need week and every car in the city that was at the beach or somewhere has returned and traffic sucks.



Monday will be a disaster when mommies all try to figure out how to get their kid to school and the school buses will all be lost.



I was t-boned about 10 years ago on opening day. Mommy saw her turn and took it. My car being in the intersection was an over site.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 21, 2015 10:09 AM (0FSuD)

194 More Jose Vargas:

The nearly $42,000 tax lien was issued because of Vargas's failure to pay his income tax in 2010 --- "the last year I worked for employers before coming out as undocumented," Vargas noted.

"After outing myself in that article, I stopped using the doctored card my grandfather gave me --- including filing my taxes with it," he told Red Alert via email.


So...technically, not "undocumented" but "wrong documented" or, you know, committing Social Security fraud using a fake or stolen identity.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 10:10 AM (NOIQH)

195 190 183 Commenter's Survival Guide

Stupid question: How do you do the strike through in comments?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 21, 2015 10:09 AM (5buP

I recommend pencil. It's easier to remove from the monitor.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2015 10:10 AM (2Ojst)

196 @169

Trump is the alpha serious candidate.

He's knocking over the pieces and crapping on the chess board.

Each of this other candidates has equivocated while Trump has been clear.

And the H1b issues is going to destroy both cruz and fiorina.

I would however accept both of them for positions in the Trump administration.

Seriously, there have been two GOP candidates in my lifetime I have been this passionate and excited about and who had this kind of dogmatic tenacity , Reagan and Giuliani.

They had to move Trumps Alabama appearance to a 50k seat stadium because of overwhelming interest.

Dude is filling stadiums.

The people are excited.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 21, 2015 10:10 AM (XdJYH)

197 What, no fresh hell this morning?

Posted by: Feh at August 21, 2015 10:10 AM (bJAKp)

198

The thing is if they hate Trump give a better alternative


I mentioned this once.



Once.

Posted by: Weirddave's Disappearing Post at August 21, 2015 10:11 AM (HJqXj)

199 Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 21, 2015 10:02 AM (BZAd3)

How interesting that you rant about misdemeanors still being a crime. Check out this piece about a UW perfesser that says that shoplifting shouldn't be a crime:

http://linkis.com/mediatrackers.org/wi/FlYAS

I lost a couple of IQ points just reading his 'logic' on that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 21, 2015 10:11 AM (gyKtp)

200 So...technically, not "undocumented" but "wrong documented" or, you know, committing Social Security fraud using a fake or stolen identity.



Felony area.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 10:11 AM (Bd48Y)

201 Stupid question: How do you do the strike through in comments?

It's [ s ] and [ /s ], without the spaces. Results like this if done right.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 21, 2015 10:11 AM (2l5vw)

202 190 183 Commenter's Survival Guide
Stupid question: How do you do the strike through in comments?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 21, 2015 10:09 AM (5buP


In this antiquated throwback subset of BB code,

try [ s]text you want strike through[ /s]

leave the spaces out. you'll get this

Posted by: jwb7605 at August 21, 2015 10:11 AM (M+9nV)

203 197 What, no fresh hell this morning?
Posted by: Feh at August 21, 2015 10:10 AM (bJAKp)

I found some month-old hell wrapped in foil in the back of my fridge. It's kinda blue-green and furry, but you can have it if you want.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2015 10:12 AM (2Ojst)

204 Stupid question: How do you do the strike through in comments?

--

{s} bad word {/s}

except use square brackets

like undocumented immigrant illegal alien

Posted by: @votermom at August 21, 2015 10:12 AM (cbfNE)

205 "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected."

G. K. Chesterton

plus ca change

Posted by: Feh at August 21, 2015 10:12 AM (bJAKp)

206 181 Cruz is also a serious candidate, although wish he had executive experience. Walker is a serious candidate


The thing is if they hate Trump give a better alternative and don't call the people who disagree with you Nazis.

Conservative betters who hate Trump have gone Full Godwin
Posted by: ThunderB at August 21, 2015 10:06 AM (zOTsN)

Cruz, Trump (dwindling possibility of Fiorina) those are the only ones on my 'would vote for' list. I would stretch it to Carson and Perry, but I don't think they have a realistic chance - too damned bad. Sorry to give gas, but I'll write one of these in if they aren't the nominee. Won't vote R again just to vote R.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 21, 2015 10:12 AM (BZAd3)

207 There used to be a phrase for this sort of thing...cheerful champion? Gleeful gladiator? Oh, it's on the tip of my tounge...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 21, 2015 10:08 AM


I was a round when teh Hube was campaigning in '68. For a so-called "happy warrior," he didn't seem so damn happy.

Seriously, despite his muddle-headed politics, he was a good guy. But he was ready to pull his arm out of its socket and beat himself up with it if it would get him closer to the Brass Ring.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 21, 2015 10:12 AM (0atQl)

208

Happy Warrior


They used it to describe Herbert Humphrey during the turbulent 60 s

Posted by: ThunderB at August 21, 2015 10:13 AM (zOTsN)

209 "And further, if illegals get off scott free for misdemeanors, does that mean I can. Can I park wherever the hell I want to with no repercussions? "

What I heard last night was that Bruce Jenner may be facing some type of vehicular homicide charges in the death of the person that his vehicle rear-ended.


A misdemeanor.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2015 10:13 AM (VPLuQ)

210 As others have noted, at DailyKOS, Shaun King has
adopted the ace defense: the man on his birth certificate is not his
biological father. His father is a "light skinned black man".



DNA test.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at August 21, 2015 10:04 AM (E5UB0)


So he has basically called his mother a ho. That will not end well.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2015 10:13 AM (yQtWA)

211 The thing is if they hate Trump give a better alternative and don't call the people who disagree with you Nazis.

Well, nothing else they've said has worked. They're flailing. Also: failing.

And I kind of get it. Their fortunes are tied to those of the DOPe in many ways. It's one thing to be in the minority against Democrats - you can always rail against them and their policies, and Conservatives will cheer you on when you do so. It's something else to be in the minority against Conservatives. Then your favored policies are still not taking hold AND when you complain about "those nasty conservatives," your paying audience dries up.

Someone like Cruz or Walker... well, they can work with them. However anti-establishment they may be, they still need the support of the rest of the party. They can only be *so* rebellious.

Someone like Trump, though? Someone who came in as a known former Democrat? Someone whose campaign was basically "F*ck You, pay me?" How do they work with that? And if Trump does end up President, and the DOPe suddenly opposes him... well, after 8 years of capitulating to TFG, it will absolutely destroy the party.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 10:13 AM (M1uf/)

212 Not his biological father? Dang! Wish I'd thought of that!
-Rachel Dozenal

Posted by: mindful webworker - white is the new white at August 21, 2015 10:13 AM (FeRav)

213 There is no misdemeanor homicide

Posted by: ThunderB at August 21, 2015 10:14 AM (zOTsN)

214 Anyone here mention that Ben Domenech has the ethics of a Joe Biden yet? Maybe those two should hang out, wash a Trans Am together or something.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2015 10:14 AM (T2p7o)

215 Test:

text you want strike through

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 21, 2015 10:15 AM (5buP8)

216 Handy guide

i = italics
b = bold
s = strikethrough
u = underline


neat but too much trouble unless I have an actual keyboard

Posted by: @votermom at August 21, 2015 10:15 AM (cbfNE)

217 Ace seems to have hit the big time. Last evening we were graced with no fewer than 6 "grassroot" trolls calling names for not repudiating Trump *enough*. The Horde is seriously the wrong group to try that tactic on. Proving even more that the DOPe just doesn't understand, or want to understand, those who've divorced them after years of faithfulness and contemptuous lies.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 21, 2015 10:15 AM (GDulk)

218 So...technically, not "undocumented" but "wrong documented" or, you know, committing Social Security fraud using a fake or stolen identity.

-----

False IRS Tax Returns
Social Security Fraud
Stolen Identity used for monetary gain.


Hmmmm... Them aint misdemeanors.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 21, 2015 10:15 AM (8XRCm)

219 There's another phrase that needs to get wider circulation.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, fire-hook saltbag in hand! at August 21, 2015 10:07 AM


Not around here, Bunky. Too many who qualify are, shall we say, in the F.O.B. category.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 21, 2015 10:15 AM (0atQl)

220 214 Anyone here mention that Ben Domenech has the ethics of a Joe Biden yet? Maybe those two should hang out, wash a Trans Am together or something.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2015 10:14 AM (T2p7o)

How so? Plagiarism? Lying about his academic background?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2015 10:15 AM (2Ojst)

221
If feels like the first time. It feels like the very first time:

Roger Stone RogerJStoneJr 19 minutes ago

With the weak performance of @JebBush my sources tell me @MittRomney is reconsidering getting in.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2015 10:16 AM (kdS6q)

222 Thanks all. You've given new depth to my deep thoughts.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 21, 2015 10:16 AM (5buP8)

223 "There is no misdemeanor homicide charge"

My bad, but I was close.
Manslaughter

http://tinyurl.com/oveukyp

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2015 10:16 AM (VPLuQ)

224 222 Thanks all. You've given new depth to my deep thoughts.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 21, 2015 10:17 AM (5buP8)

225 It's [ s ] and [ /s ], without the spaces. Results like this if done right.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 21, 2015 10:11 AM (2l5vw)


And results in teh Barrel if done wrong.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 10:17 AM (M1uf/)

226 222 Thanks all. You've given new depth to my deep thoughts.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 21, 2015 10:16 AM (5buP

Now go and change your armor.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2015 10:17 AM (2Ojst)

227 On Domenech, read this 2006 piece by Michelle Malkin about him and his plagiarism:

http://michellemalkin.com/2006/03/24/the-domenech-debacle/

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 21, 2015 10:17 AM (gyKtp)

228 So he has basically called his mother a ho. That will not end well.



Thanksgiving & Christmas is gonna be a stone cold bitch this year.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 21, 2015 10:17 AM (Bd48Y)

229 And results in teh Barrel if done wrong.

Is why putting closers in the "name" box is your true, abiding friend.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 21, 2015 10:18 AM (0atQl)

230 The interesting question for me is how many of the supporters of the other candidates will go to Trump after they drop out.

And who won't.

Obviously the Jebsters will not transfer to Trump.
The guys who went down attacking Trump, like Perry, their supporters might not transfer either.

What do you all think?

Posted by: @votermom at August 21, 2015 10:18 AM (cbfNE)

231 From last thread:

"Walla is the only horde approved spelling of voila!"


So it is pronounced Voila-Voila Washington?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2015 10:19 AM (3pRHP)

232 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2015 09:08 AM (kdS6q)

Or better stated, "Hi, I'm Ben Domenech and I'm an idiot who wants to flood the country with foreigners. Plus Trump is ruining my plan."

Posted by: WOPR at August 21, 2015 10:19 AM (nRvEn)

233 I like what Teumpmis doing.mmi would rather vote for someone else in all honesty

But arguments like "you are a Nazi"? Well they drive me towards Trump. Like a teenager who is told they shouldn't date so and so

Posted by: ThunderB at August 21, 2015 10:19 AM (zOTsN)

234 Thanks all. You've given new depth to mybold[b/] deep thoughts.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 21, 2015 10:19 AM (5buP8)

235 Bush
Carson
Christie
Cruz
Everson
Fellure
Fiorina
Gilmore
Graham
Huckabee
Jindal
Kasich
Martin
Pataki
Paul
Perry
Rubio
Santorum
Trump
Walker

Posted by: Feh at August 21, 2015 10:19 AM (bJAKp)

236 Vargas demonstrates exactly what is wrong with amnesty and turning a blind eye to the crime committed by illegals by entering the country uninvited: it naturally leads to other crimes, regardless of whether they are committing them in order to remain undetected of join a community. They have to use fake or stolen identity documents, they have to lie on legal documents, they may take jobs for cash under the table which bypasses paying taxes, they drive without a license and/or insurance, etc.

And that just assumes they *want* to abide by our laws, which is a big assumption given that they've already willingly broken the laws mentioned above - why would they magically then respect and follow other laws?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 10:19 AM (NOIQH)

237 After seeing the run away red ball thing in the sidebar, does anyone else have "Red rubber ball" stuck in their head?

https://youtu.be/GnXxlelDjLA

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 10:20 AM (M1uf/)

238 I see stupid question was answered thoroughly.

Commenters survival guide - tags

i : italics
b : boldface
u : underline
s : strike-out

Safarisino, those are the only tags commenters have.

Well, there's also
a : link to a site
as well as video and image embeds.

But you can only see or use those with the Platinum-Plus subscription.

Posted by: mindful webworker - aoshqstyleguide.wiki at August 21, 2015 10:20 AM (FeRav)

239 WTH

I like what Trump is doing. I would rather vote for someone else in all honesty

Posted by: ThunderB at August 21, 2015 10:20 AM (zOTsN)

240 transfer

They'll transfer if it looks like Trump is electable. They consider themselves pragmatists.

Posted by: Feh at August 21, 2015 10:20 AM (bJAKp)

241 False IRS Tax Returns
Social Security Fraud
Stolen Identity used for monetary gain.


Hmmmm... Them aint misdemeanors.
Posted by: fixerupper at August 21, 2015 10:15 AM (8XRCm)

Naturally, they (the criminal defenders) impose - by some sort of usurpation of power that lefties seem to have by... magic - a limit on the discussion to just illegal entry into the country. Discussion of subsequent criminal activity is verboten.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 21, 2015 10:21 AM (BZAd3)

242 Wasn't there some stuff about Domenech (and Trevino) shilling for the Malaysian government too? March 2013?

Yeah, that's the guy I want to take my medicine from.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2015 10:21 AM (T2p7o)

243 237 After seeing the run away red ball thing in the sidebar, does anyone else have "Red rubber ball" stuck in their head?

https://youtu.be/GnXxlelDjLA
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at August 21, 2015 10:20 AM (M1uf/)

No, not until just now. Thanks for that. I hope you get a world-class case of prickly heat today.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2015 10:22 AM (2Ojst)

244 235 Bush
Carson
Christie
Cruz
Everson
Fellure

Fiorina
Gilmore
Graham
Huckabee
Jindal
Kasich
Martin
Pataki
Paul
Perry
Rubio
Santorum

Trump
Walker
Posted by: Feh at August 21, 2015 10:19 AM (bJAKp)


Only the crossed off people will be allowed to debate?

Posted by: jwb7605 at August 21, 2015 10:22 AM (M+9nV)

245 I wouldn't worry too much about closing tags.

Posted by: The Barrel at August 21, 2015 10:23 AM (cbfNE)

246 But you can only see or use those with the Platinum-Plus subscription.


Posted by: mindful webworker - aoshqstyleguide.wiki at August 21, 2015 10:20 AM (FeRav)


Posted by: fixerupper at August 21, 2015 10:24 AM (8XRCm)

247 Please tell me we are not falling for that old bromide of if you support X or oppose Y you're a racist/white supremacist, etc.

Stop.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 21, 2015 09:14 AM (St6BJ)

Ben isn't falling for it. He is just desperate to stop Trump because Domenech is an open borders fanatic.

Posted by: WOPR at August 21, 2015 10:24 AM (nRvEn)

248 New Art NOOD

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 21, 2015 10:24 AM (VPLuQ)

249 Holy crap. Plague-ridden fleas in Yosemite National Park.

Outdoors. Always thinking up of ways to kill ya.

Posted by: @votermom at August 21, 2015 10:25 AM (cbfNE)

250 Well, there's also
a : link to a site
as well as video and image embeds.

But you can only see or use those with the Platinum-Plus subscription.


Those got disabled long ago.

Not to mention [marquee] this [/marquee].

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 21, 2015 10:25 AM (2l5vw)

251 I would rather vote for someone else in all honesty

Posted by: ThunderB at August 21, 2015 10:20 AM


So would I. But it would have to be someone who does what he does better than he does, and has the positives I attribute to him in greater quantity than he does.

That leaves out every other candidate, no matter which party.

Got any suggestions?

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 21, 2015 10:25 AM (0atQl)

252 siren thingy at Drudge now pretty much echoes the sentiment of this thread.

Posted by: jwb7605 at August 21, 2015 10:25 AM (M+9nV)

253 >>Holy crap. Plague-ridden fleas in Yosemite National Park.


Oops - add that to my list at #100.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2015 10:25 AM (NOIQH)

254 After seeing the run away red ball thing in the sidebar, does anyone else have "Red rubber ball" stuck in their head?

If it had been a white ball it would have reminded us older folks of The Prisoner.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 21, 2015 10:27 AM (W5DcG)

255 siren thingy at Drudge now pretty much echoes the sentiment of this thread.

I'll admit, I'm starting to get twinges of "My God, what have I done" over this.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 21, 2015 10:27 AM (2l5vw)

256 So misdemeanors aren't crimes anymore. Who knew.

For lucky US Citizens, in some states certain types of misdemeanors, or even the accusation or suspicion of those misdemeanors, or being the subject of a restraining order -whether filed legitimately or punitively - is enough to have your 2nd Amendment rights removed.

Meanwhile, brave undocumented workers never carry firearms, nor commit crimes with those firearms that they don't carry. But of course, we can't seem to find the moxie to show these ill-behaved guests the door.

Posted by: Dr. Yueh's Imperial Conditioner and Shampoo at August 21, 2015 10:28 AM (WGFWf)

257 Last millennium, back when we lived in Chicago, the oldies station did a weekend countdown of the top gazillion oldies.

We were gathered 'round the radio when it finally came time to see what they thought was #1. And with much drumroll and drama, the DJ spun up "Red Rubber Ball."

Ha ha, they scratched that after the first chorus, and put on the real #1, whatever it was, long forgotten.

But I've had "Red Rubber Ball" stuck in my head ever since. Worst. Brain. Worm. Ever.

It's not really a bad song. Think it's gonna be all right, yeah, the worst is over now. They just shouldn't have recorded it with the "placeholder" lyric. The morning sun is shining like... ANYTHING BUT THAT!

Posted by: mindful webworker - hey hey we're the monkees at August 21, 2015 10:29 AM (FeRav)

258 New Art NOOD

I knew it! I could feel it as I was typing my previous comment!

Posted by: mindful webworker - hey hey we're the monkees at August 21, 2015 10:30 AM (FeRav)

259 Dude is filling stadiums.



The people are excited.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 21, 2015 10:10 AM (XdJYH)

Why do people go to NASCAR races?

To see the wrecks. Same with Trump. I am waiting for him to come on the stage being carried by eight mostly naked women.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 21, 2015 10:31 AM (0FSuD)

260 siren thingy at Drudge now pretty much echoes the sentiment of this thread.

A liberal NE Republican soars into first place simply by agreeing with the public on one issue. An issue that has been available to any candidate for 20 years.

The rest of the GOP is suicidal.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 21, 2015 10:32 AM (evdj2)

261 Brother Cavil: Those got disabled long ago.

You're saying you haven't re-upped your Platinum-Plus membership, then?

Posted by: mindful webworker - aoshqstyleguide.wiki at August 21, 2015 10:32 AM (FeRav)

262 You're saying you haven't re-upped your Platinum-Plus membership, then?

Wait, you got the...OH CRAP.

Containment! The prototype is loose! Repeat, the prototype is loose!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 21, 2015 10:35 AM (2l5vw)

263 But you can only see or use those with the Platinum-Plus subscription.





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What level of subscription is required to get ampersands?

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at August 21, 2015 10:36 AM (/Ho8c)

264 Market hitting new lows - again.

Remember when Obama talked about all the crap he inherited?

Can you even imagine what is going to be inherited by the next president?

Holy crap.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at August 21, 2015 10:38 AM (BZAd3)

265 I don't have a vote for list. Only a not vote for list.

1. !jeb!
2. marco "o-rube-io.
3. Da fat assed joisey beach ball.
4. miss linseed oil.
5. gub'nore of Ohio, what ever his name is.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at August 21, 2015 10:39 AM (y1PKa)

266 strike

Posted by: Wisrich at August 21, 2015 11:38 AM (hdpay)

267 ATTICA! ATTICA!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 21, 2015 11:41 AM (evdj2)

268 Polliwog the 'Ette: "Proving even more that the DOPe just doesn't understand, or want to understand, those who've divorced them after years of faithfulness and contemptuous lies."

I no longer believe it to be benign responses. They know what the grassroots want. Their job is to not give it to them. Their aspirations are not "our" aspirations. They are for the party apparatus. They are not for American individualism and empowerment.

Once you recognize the enemy, everything makes more sense. Occasionally interests coincide, but most of the time, they don't. Their job is to create the illusion of common interest. Mostly, it's a lie.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 21, 2015 11:46 AM (1CroS)

269 x

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