Morning Thread (10-20-2015)

America's Hat voted in the commies. Seems Scott Walker was right about that wall after all.

Posted by: Andy at 06:52 AM




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Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at October 20, 2015 06:54 AM (27zqH)

2 DAY 1,078

385 to go (458 to Inauguration Day )

Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, Mahdi megatons, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, mewling mattress-myth manufacturers, marriage maimers, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Myrmidons, Mugwumps, Monrovian microbes, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microaggressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 20, 2015 06:55 AM (MZ/d4)

3 Those Kwazy Kanuks.

Posted by: Bruce at October 20, 2015 06:55 AM (Qm+PU)

4
Ace placed on suicide watch:

Zooey Deschanel just sold her Los-Angeles based startup, HelloGiggles.com to Time Inc. for a reported $20 million. Hello Giggles is a general interest women's website that the actress launched in May 2011.

techcrunch.com/2015/10/19/time-inc-acquires-hello-giggles

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 06:55 AM (kdS6q)

5 I wonder if and when SMOD hits, will I go out all stoic-like or will I go out screaming and pissing myself in that split second before getting vaporized.

Posted by: fastfreefall at October 20, 2015 06:56 AM (RAVqA)

6 4 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 06:55 AM (kdS6q)


Women giggling? Is she repackaging the Fukuoku 2000 electric "egg?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 20, 2015 06:57 AM (MZ/d4)

7 oh, my first chuckle (Drudge(

WaPo accidentally publishes Biden candidacy story, abruptly yanks

/sipscoffee

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 06:57 AM (qCMvj)

8
Hunters shoot two moose before realizing they were firing into a zoo

http://tinyurl.com/nb66s7o

"You know, thought that was kinda easy. Kinda too easy...."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 07:00 AM (kdS6q)

9
This morning's reason not to vote for Trump: He once owned a football team:

http://tinyurl.com/nh5wwm6

Count the number of times GOPe types tweet-blog this critical factlette today.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 07:02 AM (kdS6q)

10
The Quest to Discover the World's Books Bound in Human Skin

The earliest examples of books bound in human skin date from the 17th century and were produced in Europe and the United States. According to medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, the books were generally created for three reasons: punishment, memorialization, and uhhh -- I forget the third one.....

http://tinyurl.com/o824mzr

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 07:04 AM (kdS6q)

11 This UK Telegraph piece on Russia claims that those frisky russkies are flat broke. It sez that soon, average citizens will be spending 50% of their income on food. They are going back to the good old bad days, where they try to be self sufficient in everything; gee, that worked out so well the last time they tried it:

http://tinyurl.com/q2vvxzt

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 20, 2015 07:12 AM (gyKtp)

12 Dubya disses Cruz at event for donors
"I just don't like the guy"

from the lefty gossip rag politico
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/ 10/jeb-bush-george-bush-donors-ted-cruz-214933

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 07:13 AM (cbfNE)

13 Trump's hair is sort of helmet like

Posted by: Jean at October 20, 2015 07:13 AM (ztOda)

14 It can't happen here.

Or so they said.

Posted by: blaster at October 20, 2015 07:14 AM (2Ocf1)

15

Oh, Canada Cannibis!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:14 AM (qCMvj)

16 Dubya disses Cruz at event for donors
"I just don't like the guy"

from the lefty gossip rag politico
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/ 10/jeb-bush-george-bush-donors-ted-cruz-214933
Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 07:13 AM (cbfNE)


he has to
because, Jeb!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:16 AM (qCMvj)

17 Canaderp.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 20, 2015 07:16 AM (oVJmc)

18 good news for Madoff victims - they recovered $7billion from a (now dead) lawyer who was in on the scheme and made more money than ole Bernie on it. They say most of the victims will get their money back (up to around a million buckaroos each).

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 07:17 AM (cbfNE)

19 Y'all know ole ma's been hunt in a few times. Ain't never fired inta no zoo though.

Posted by: Hilary at October 20, 2015 07:17 AM (LYCUN)

20 8
Hunters shoot two moose before realizing they were firing into a zoo

--

Is it bad that I laughed?
I denounce myself.

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 07:19 AM (cbfNE)

21 probably discussed yesterday, but.. over at biggovernment breitbart


SECOND VIDEO REVEALED- PAUL RYAN WITH LUIS GUTIERREZ: AMERICA 'IS MORE THAN OUR BORDERS'


Breitbart News has unearthed another overlooked 2013 video that documents Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Congressman Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) aggressive stumping for Sen. Marco Rubio's amnesty and immigration-expansion plan.

In a speech at the Erie House in Chicago, Ryan and Gutierrez provided more details about how they aimed to institute a formal open borders policy for the United States--that is, a federal policy of allowing any employer to legally hire any worker regardless of where they live.

This vision for the free movement of people across international boundaries is similar to immigration policy the European Union has among solely European countries- over the objections of rising insurgent populist parties. In his speech, Ryan lays out how the same legal structure could be adopted for the United States and all the foreign countries of the world.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:20 AM (qCMvj)

22 "I just don't like the guy"

I have a feeling Jeb Bush doesn't care for anyone who polls higher than him. Which is just about EVERYONE.

A guy that's neck and neck with 'don't know', 'don't care', and 'margin of error'.

Posted by: se pa moron at October 20, 2015 07:20 AM (sI4OA)

23 4 Zooey Deschanel just sold her Los-Angeles based startup, HelloGiggles.com to Time Inc. for a reported $20 million. Hello Giggles is a general interest women's website that the actress launched in May 2011.
--------------------------------------------------

And in other news with absolutely no connection to this article, Ace will shortly announce a makeover of AoS, with predominant color pink to replace the current schema, lots of flower pictures, stories about spring fashions intermixed with the familiar political rants and a name change to "Hiya Fat Ass!"

We're gonna be rich!

Posted by: MTF at October 20, 2015 07:20 AM (TxJGV)

24 oh my
heh

TRUMP TO SUPPORTERS: STOP WATCHING MEGYN KELLY

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:21 AM (qCMvj)

25 Hunters shoot two moose before realizing they were firing into a zoo


Well, now the zoo can serve venison at their fundraisers!

Posted by: Grey Fox at October 20, 2015 07:21 AM (bZ7mE)

26 pjmedia goes there

ROGER SIMON: Who Should Be Trump's Veep? "Let's play a game that no longer seems all that much of a game. If Donald Trump does win the Republican presidential nomination, who should he pick as his running mate?"

link at http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:23 AM (qCMvj)

27 Mark Steyn doesn't sound too happy about the Canadian election. Once the shock wears off, I'll bet he's even unhappier. The pollsters had it all wrong once again:

http://www.steynonline.com/7243/cold-fish-in-an-indian-summer

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 20, 2015 07:23 AM (gyKtp)

28 12 Dubya disses Cruz at event for donors
"I just don't like the guy
------------------------------------------------

I seem to recall some history here, where Cruz secured an endorsement from GHW Bush one time without getting W's permission. He ordered Karl "Joe Hagen" Rove to put out a hit on Cruz but the whole thing got too public, so they had to back off.

Basically Cruz didn't kiss the ring with enough fervor or something.

Posted by: MTF at October 20, 2015 07:24 AM (TxJGV)

29
Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Today is the birthday of silent actress Evelyn Brent, a Tampa native whose most famous role was as a Russian revolutionary in 1928s The Last Command. By the 1940s, her career at the majors had fallen off, but she kept busy, finding work at many of the smaller "Poverty Row" studios. She finally retired from movies in 1950, changing careers from actress to agent.

https://goo.gl/uh5Dmg

It's also the birthday of Olive Borden, a temperamental actress known as "The Joy Girl," who, at her peak, earned $1500 a week at the Fox studio. But after refusing to take a pay cut, Fox dropped her, and her career - affected too by her alcoholism and general bad temper - faded away. Her last years were spent scrubbing floors at the Sunshine Mission in LA, a home for destitute women.

http://goo.gl/5QPyV3

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 07:24 AM (X6fMO)

30

...I have made six possible selections for Trumps' vice-presidential candidate -- all either Latinos, blacks or women. Yes, that's the wretched identity politics, but those are the areas where The Donald needs help and, as they say, "if you can't lick 'em, join 'em." We can make the assumption that Trump already has the white male vote -- in Stevie Wonders' words -- "signed, sealed, delivered."

he goes on to suggest

Rubio
Carson
Fiorina
Cruz
Nikki Haley
Marsha Blackburn

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:26 AM (qCMvj)

31 They should have run that Tim Horton guy in Canada. I hear he's real popular.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 20, 2015 07:27 AM (oVJmc)

32
Dubya disses Cruz at event for donors
"I just don't like the guy"


The asshole couldn't bring himself to say anything bad about his dear friends in the Democrat party who slandered him as a warmonger and murderer, but boy, he'll raise his hackles when el brothero !Jeb gets his widdle feelings hurt.

Never thought I'd say this, but - fuck you, Dubya. Shut up and go away.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 07:28 AM (X6fMO)

33 I want you to remember this...


Director Abrams also just helped raise $750,000 for the Democratic Party at a fundraiser at his Pacific Palisades, California, home.

Posted by: Lone Starr at October 20, 2015 07:28 AM (BO/km)

34 They should have run that Tim Horton guy in Canada. I hear he's real popular.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 20, 2015 07:27 AM (oVJmc)


instead they got the Timbits holes

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:28 AM (qCMvj)

35

Dubya disses Cruz at event for donors
"I just don't like the guy"


Da feeling is moochal.

Posted by: Inga at October 20, 2015 07:28 AM (oVJmc)

36 James Webb announcing as an independent candidate.

Awesome. He will take his twenty or so votes away from the Dems.

Posted by: blaster at October 20, 2015 07:29 AM (2Ocf1)

37 12 Ya know votermom, I liked it a lot better when ole George was keepin' his trap shut. Now he opens it to bitch about Trump, when he kept quiet for 7 freakin' years while TFG destroyed the country.

To which I say "Fuck you, dude. Like, totally."

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 20, 2015 07:29 AM (gyKtp)

38 To which I say "Fuck you, dude. Like, totally."


Posted by: GnuBreed at October 20, 2015 07:29 AM (gyKtp)

Times a million

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at October 20, 2015 07:32 AM (QPdNE)

39 insty

update: they backed down

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Middle school election results (temporarily) withheld because the winners aren't "diverse" enough (principal has backed down). But though this is evidence of why sending kids to public schools is parental malpractice, it did teach a valuable lesson about how educrats feel about the voice of the people.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:32 AM (qCMvj)

40

It is still important to fight back.
It can pay off in the end.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:32 AM (qCMvj)

41 Can Dubya shed any light on Jeb's love affair with Mexico? When they were kids, did Dubya play the cowboy, and Jeb played the bandito? Does he really self identify as hispanic, or did he just make a decision as an adult that that would be his political niche?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 20, 2015 07:33 AM (VJ3W8)

42 Dubya disses Cruz at event for donors
"I just don't like the guy"


Right. Somebody at Politico puts scare quotes around the words...


I hate to have to tell some of you this, but... not everything you read on the internet is true.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 20, 2015 07:33 AM (Dj0WE)

43
Tots related to the Tory dive in North North Dakota:

The Liberals are leading or elected in more than 180 ridings. The Tories were leading or elected in more than 100 seats.

The Conservatives had held 159 seats in the 308-seat House of Commons. The Fair Representation Act, passed in 2011 and effective for the 2015 federal election, specified a uniform "electoral quotient" of 111,166. Because of population growth, 30 new seats have been added this election.

CBC

So, new reapportionment severely impacted by the immigration surge up there, primarily from Asia. Take the hint, GOPe.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 07:34 AM (kdS6q)

44 That is peculiar about W. Never, ever a cross word about a democrat. Never called 'em out as liars or traitors. No... he's Mr. Above it All... Mr. Statesman. But Cruz? He'll come right out and say he doesn't like him. Hmmmm.

Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 07:35 AM (e7T6D)

45 Trump again has done the country a service, poking the GWBush anthill as he has lately. To excise the cancer of the Bush family from the GOP is going to take work. Turning complacent moderate socialists like the Bushies into people who believe in a more right of center ideology starts with calling out W, as Trump has done. Sure, this lands one more punch on Jeb, but it goes further and lands punches on Rove and GW as well.

As much as I want to dislike Trump, who will probably govern as far to the left as Hillary in many ways, I really appreciate his electioneering. He's doing good work.

Posted by: MTF at October 20, 2015 07:37 AM (TxJGV)

46 >>>Middle school election results (temporarily) withheld because the winners aren't "diverse" enough (principal has backed down).


To reiterate one of my ont comments: The left's ethics are always off kilter. They promote "diversity" as an unqualified good, but it's not. It's neutral, sometimes good, sometimes bad.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 20, 2015 07:37 AM (VJ3W8)

47 That is peculiar about W. Never, ever a cross word about a democrat. Never called 'em out as liars or traitors. No... he's Mr. Above it All... Mr. Statesman. But Cruz? He'll come right out and say he doesn't like him. Hmmmm.
Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 07:35 AM (e7T6D)


it means Cruz is a formidable foe against his bro

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:39 AM (qCMvj)

48 James Webb announcing as an independent candidate.


Won't thumbody do thumbthing?

Posted by: freaked at October 20, 2015 07:39 AM (BO/km)

49 >>Dubya disses Cruz at event for donors
"I just don't like the guy



From the guy who gave us Roberts. Yeah I'll say it too FU W.

Posted by: dogfish at October 20, 2015 07:40 AM (0O2Lr)

50 It's my turn h8ers.

Posted by: Jebba da Bush at October 20, 2015 07:40 AM (sI4OA)

51 Cruz at first declined to comment but finally idsued this statement:
he has to
because, Jeb!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:16 AM (qCMvj)

--

the rag says W was pretty easy on the other GOPers, including Rubio, and left the donors with the impression that W views Cruz as Jeb's greatest threat.

statement from Cruz's campaign after being pestered for a response:

I have great respect for George W Bush, and was proud to work on his 2000 campaign and in his administration. It's no surprise that President Bush is supporting his brother and attacking the candidates he believes pose a threat to his campaign. I have no intention of reciprocating. I met my wife Heidi working on his campaign, and so I will always be grateful to him.

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 07:40 AM (cbfNE)

52 a little back back story on Cruz and Bush. When Bush was guvna of Texas he agreed to allow the World Court to hold sway over the sentencing of a mexican illegal alien that raped and murdered a couple of young girls in a gang initiation.

Ted Cruz as solicitor general of Texas went against Bush and argued for the soverienty of Texas and it's ability to enforce the laws of the state. Cruz won. Bush looked stupid and went on to run for president.

Posted by: DanMan at October 20, 2015 07:41 AM (4UeSA)

53 Can Dubya shed any light on Jeb's love affair with Mexico? When they were kids, did Dubya play the cowboy, and Jeb played the bandito? Does he really self identify as hispanic, or did he just make a decision as an adult that that would be his political niche?Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 20, 2015 07:33 AM (VJ3WI haven't drunk nearly enough to browse !Jeb's website, but from what I understand, his "love affair with Mexico" began when he went down there as a callow yute, met the woman who would become his wife and fell in love with her. IOW, because some Mexican cantina girl gave him a stiffie, he wants to throw open the country to all her third-world trash compatriots.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 07:41 AM (X6fMO)

54 I have great respect for George W Bush, and was proud to work on his 2000 campaign and in his administration. It's no surprise that President Bush is supporting his brother and attacking the candidates he believes pose a threat to his campaign. I have no intention of reciprocating. I met my wife Heidi working on his campaign, and so I will always be grateful to him.
Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 07:40 AM (cbfNE)


exactly
and, go Cruz!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:42 AM (qCMvj)

55 oops, comment got messed up bec pixy didn't like sonething...

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 07:42 AM (cbfNE)

56 He tried to buy the Buffalo Bills recently, but was outbid by Terry Pegula. Trump childishly taunted Pegula on Twitter afterwards. I doubt Trump would be satisfied by the perpetual mediocrity that is the Bills, though. Always just bad enough to miss the playoffs, but too good for a top draft pick.

9

This morning's reason not to vote for Trump: He once owned a football team:

http://tinyurl.com/nh5wwm6

Count the number of times GOPe types tweet-blog this critical factlette today.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 07:02 AM (kdS6q)

Posted by: Pyrocles at October 20, 2015 07:43 AM (fVOPU)

57 another instapundit post

FREDDIE DE BOER: "Lately it feels like whatever tenuous connection our political journalists and commentators had to real people has been severed completely." Hint: It feels like high school politics and score-settling and gossip rather than an honest effort to reflect reality because . . . it is.

no kidding

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:43 AM (qCMvj)

58 In other news Kate Upton just posted a picture of her visit to the last MoMe on her Instagram account:

http://bit.ly/1M3h5h7

Posted by: MTF at October 20, 2015 07:43 AM (TxJGV)

59 45>> "To excise the cancer of the Bush family from the GOP is going to take work." Posted by: MTF at October 20, 2015 07:37 AM

Sorry MTF; the GOP is terminal. The sooner that organization, which is nothing but a bunch of feckless, invertebrate parasites dies out, the better off we'll be.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 20, 2015 07:44 AM (ij7E3)

60 Netanyahu has ordered the newly constructed concrete barrier in East Jerusalem t be torn down, according to the WFB:

http://tinyurl.com/ptm7glh

And I noticed they referred to the Arabs living there as Palestinians. Does that mean they are not Israeli citizens? I do know that there ARE Arabian citizens.

Maybe one of our local shape-shifters could weigh in on this, please.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 20, 2015 07:44 AM (gyKtp)

61 I think too, that Bush's power in Texas political circles was significantly snubbed when Cruz won again Dewhurst. Cruz probably cannot garner the support nationally to get elected President... yet.. but he and his are quickly solidifying a base in Texas and he could very well become a king-maker in the state going forward. The Bushes, not so much.... not anymore. Perry was W's legacy and he's already toasted. It will be interesting to see how the GOP in Texas shakes out the next few years. Cruz and his bunch are real conservatives and they are gaining seats in the legislature. Good times.

Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 07:45 AM (e7T6D)

62 Cruz has some class.

I found it kind of interesting that of all the candidates Cruz is the only one who took a field trip to visit with the Donald.

Posted by: se pa moron at October 20, 2015 07:45 AM (sI4OA)

63 Looks like Cruz is smart enough to tell him to take a hike while looking like the bigger man.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 20, 2015 07:45 AM (oVJmc)

64
House Republican Leaders Holding Special Meeting Tuesday

They will huddle in the Capitol basement after the 6:30 p.m. vote series. The stated, on-the-record purpose of the meeting is to "discuss the October agenda."





www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hZ-il7Ey9I

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 07:46 AM (kdS6q)

65

Dem Strategist STUNNED By Focus Groups Of Educated White Women


Two focus groups of white, college-educated women stunned a Democratic strategist when they expressed an unwillingness to overlook Hillary's flaws simply because she could be the first woman president.

"I wouldn't say they felt betrayed but they were angry at her," the unnamed strategist told The Washington Post, referring to the two focus groups' response to the leading Democratic presidential candidate. "It didn't feel like they were ready to forgive or let her into the sorority yet."


Dems Identity Politics: Either you are all in, or you are a traitor.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:46 AM (qCMvj)

66 .... when Cruz won AGAINST Dewhurst .. sorry

Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 07:46 AM (e7T6D)

67

h/t Daily Caller #65

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:47 AM (qCMvj)

68 Probably the Bushes see Cruz as a threat to their Texas stronghold.
Cruz is an upstart who doesn't know his place or something.

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 07:48 AM (cbfNE)

69 Like Governor William J. Le Petomane I have to start work, work, work. See y'all later (that's my best Hillary accent).

Posted by: MTF at October 20, 2015 07:50 AM (TxJGV)

70 If conservatives are to survive and if there is any hope for republicans to gain a ruling majority and stay there, we need to bring order from chaos.

Who are these people who are our leaders? How about their staffs?

Most are lawyers who see it as a career path. The vast majority of people with a law degree wish they made minimum wage, but don't - there is just too many of them. I've got one who thinks Jesus talked to him and told him to be a congressman. Others got there by being the loudest in the room.

Staffs? Sons and daughters of contributors, friends that stuck with you during the campaign, idealistic kids who are looking for an in. These are the people coming up with the ideas on how to raise and spend 3 trillion a year.

This has got to change.

I propose the Koch brothers, along with a few other right wing billionaires establish a graduate program at Hillsdale College to provide a Masters degree in Conservative Politics.

An intensive, invitation only resident program that covers all aspects for politicians, candidates, staff and media. Teaching the best of the best how to handle interviews, time management, ethics, budgeting, parliamentary procedure and dozens of other subject.

Let the students interact and sort each other out. The cream will rise to the top. Let this be the West Point of conservative people and have it known that the coveted class ring is a key to doors throughout government.

Bring the knowledge that is out there into one place so that our side can stop making he same mistakes over and over again. Let there be a place where stars can shine and incompetents can be weeded out. Give students the opportunity to network and make relationships that will last lifetimes and benefit the right.

Money spent on this would be worth a thousand times what is thrown away now on hapless campaigns and useless ads.

Or, let's just do shit the same way we've always done it.

Posted by: jwest at October 20, 2015 07:51 AM (Zs4uk)

71 5 I wonder if and when SMOD hits, will I go out all stoic-like or will I go out screaming and pissing myself in that split second before getting vaporized.

Posted by: fastfreefall at October 20, 2015 06:56 AM (RAVqA)



I'm going out looking at the computer screen waiting for just the right time to post 'Last!!'

Morning horde. Happy Tuesday.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 20, 2015 07:51 AM (EjfuB)

72 Doesn't it seem funny that Trump decided to jump in this race and stick around? Does he think he can win now?

Maybe all those donations and Billary coming to his wedding aren't just cosmic accidents like he's told us all. I think they might have a plan to launch spoiler after spoiler to make sure Hillary gets to put her feet on the Resolute Desk.

Trump likes to play like he's player but he's been shucking and jiving this whole time. I don't think he ever intended to be president.

100 years from now when all the books are out I bet we find out it was a put up job to help Hillary. Then he started winning. So now he can:
A) torpedo his legitimate chance at being POTUS
B) go with it.

Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 07:52 AM (vHzZa)

73
For the first time, Republican presidential nominating convention organizers are poised to charge print journalists for a seat in the convention hall.

GOP convention organizers are proposing charging news organizations $150 per seat in the writing press stand, which would include a chair, a table and access to electricity. The move has the press representatives up in arms, arguing it makes convention coverage a pay-to-play scenario. The print media galleries issued a joint statement Monday condemning the proposal.

http://tinyurl.com/nkwdbu8



Protip for Scribblers: Stick with the two drink minimum. Don't fall for the bottle service scam.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 07:53 AM (kdS6q)

74 they came out swinging against Harper in the US

John Oliver Slams Canada's Conservative Prime Minister: 'Evil' 'Islamophobe'

http://newsbusters.org/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:54 AM (qCMvj)

75 the GOP is terminal. The sooner that organization, which is nothing but a bunch of feckless, invertebrate parasites dies out, the better off we'll be.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 20, 2015 07:44 AM (ij7E3)


That is the base's anger the cause of which the eGOPs do not want to ponder. Why if they thought about that anger, they'd have to look into a mirror. Can't have that.

So instead, we get 'Shut up, they demanded'.

Posted by: RickZ at October 20, 2015 07:55 AM (dcIVz)

76 I think we've been presented with a choice by the establishment. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina have no chance since they don't have party backing. So it's Trump, Kasich or Bush for you plebes.

Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 07:55 AM (vHzZa)

77 Nah, not the commies. The Beatles.

Posted by: Marcopohlo at October 20, 2015 07:56 AM (XwiSW)

78 Dems Identity Politics: Either you are all in, or you are a traitor.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:46 AM (qCMvj)


That's the way it always is with them. Either you accept the party line 100% or you are an unperson to be punished.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 07:57 AM (J+mig)

79 I generally like w, in part because he's not usually talking shit about everyone. But there does seem some sort of weird bush fam vs any other Texas politician thing going on. Wasn't it also said the bushes hated Perry?

Posted by: Lea at October 20, 2015 07:58 AM (vmMMi)

80 >>Dubya disses Cruz at event for donors
"I just don't like the guy"


From the guy whose crack ho spending was only out done by the current grifter. FU and the Yeb you rode in on.

Posted by: dogfish at October 20, 2015 07:58 AM (0O2Lr)

81 I don't understand why Jindal doesn't get more coverage or support. He is conservative, has a great story, and is downright brilliant.

Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 07:59 AM (uZNvH)

82 Plus he's a governor.

Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 07:59 AM (uZNvH)

83 A) torpedo his legitimate chance at being POTUS
B) go with it.
Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 07:52 AM

It's kind of interesting how some people will decide they want something, then when that goal is in reach, shoot themselves in the foot. I think Ross Perot fits in that category.

Meanwhile Trump makes Ted Cruz look somewhat moderate, the press -- instead of going on attack mode against Cruz ignores him.

So the longer Trump stays in the better for Cruz. He's still getting pretty decent campaign contributions.

Posted by: se pa moron at October 20, 2015 08:00 AM (sI4OA)

84 I've been saying it for a long time, but if by some miracle America survives and gets a decent result out of this election, we still need a new party.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 08:00 AM (J+mig)

85 I heard some Canadian voters being interviewed yesterday. One of them said something along the lines of "Mr. Harper did a good job leading us through the recent economic downturn, and Canada did well under his leadership, but I think it's time for a change, and to let the other side lead for a while"

WTF is wrong with people?

Posted by: Grimaldi at October 20, 2015 08:01 AM (1Uguo)

86
I don't understand why Jindal doesn't get more coverage or support.
Posted by: chemjeff




He gets the coverage someone at zero in the polls gets.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 08:01 AM (kdS6q)

87 To reiterate one of my ont comments: The left's ethics are always off kilter. They promote "diversity" as an unqualified good, but it's not. It's neutral, sometimes good, sometimes bad.
Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 20, 2015 07:37 AM (VJ3W
________________________

Yes, the left always pretends "diversity!" is a great thing, but the truth, as always, is more complex.

Diversity can be beneficial to a society, but it can also be detrimental to a society too. With increased diversity comes increased societal conflict as all the diverse groups compete for dominance, resources, etc. When they're demanding we "celebrate diversity!" the lefties never, ever mention that uncomfortable fact.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 20, 2015 08:01 AM (a31sM)

88 >>>Two focus groups of white, college-educated women stunned a Democratic strategist when they expressed an unwillingness to overlook Hillary's flaws simply because she could be the first woman president.


Flaws? They misspelled crimes.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 20, 2015 08:01 AM (VJ3W8)

89 Basically Cruz didn't kiss the ring with enough fervor or something.

Posted by: MTF at October 20, 2015 07:24 AM

Cruz was a hireling lawyer for the hanging chads legal imbroglio. To the Kings of Connecticut Bushes a hireling is supposed to stay a hireling. And David Dewhurst was Rove's client.

Posted by: Lester at October 20, 2015 08:02 AM (2UPXV)

90 This was on buzzfeed yesterday

Over A Year Before 9/11, Trump Wrote Of Terror Threat With Remarkable Clarity
"I really am convinced we're in danger of the sort of terrorist attacks that will make the bombing of the Trade Center look like kids playing with firecrackers."
http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/ over-a-year-before-911-trump-wrote-of-terror-threat-with-rem#.ngNMg2yO5

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:02 AM (cbfNE)

91 Oh Canada! Where we're always too cheap to tip.

Seriously, what did you guys expect? You provide us with defense for the past 70 years, provide us with jobs and money from your economy and we get to party and play socialist nanny state with no repercussions. Muzzies? What Muzzies? Russians? What Russians? WE get to stick our head in the sand, spoke dope and bad mouth the US of A.

Canada=America's Hat with a bad attitude.

Posted by: Zombie Pierre Trudeau at October 20, 2015 08:03 AM (D0NZx)

92 58 MTF

We *did* have a great time but, unfortunately, Ms Upton was a no-show :-(

Today is also the birthday of the Princess of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.

And moi.

Posted by: speedster1 at October 20, 2015 08:04 AM (1brdf)

93 I always said we in Canada were just one election away from disaster. And here it is. Another "what a stupid time to be alive" moment. What did I do to deserve to share the planet with the stupidest generation of humans ever to breathe? I know my countrymen, too. They'll be living in cardboard boxes and eating their own poop before they'll have the humility to admit that MAYYYYYYYBE they made a foolish bet when they elected the Little Prince.

My one consolation, and it's a cold one, is that events in the rest of the world are moving so quickly now, we'll probably be overtaken by war or civilizational collapse before the Little Prince can accomplish much of importance.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at October 20, 2015 08:04 AM (gjLib)

94 "Mr. Harper did a good job leading us through the recent economic downturn, and Canada did well under his leadership, but I think it's time for a change, and to let the other side lead for a while"

WTF is wrong with people?
Posted by: Grimaldi at October 20, 2015 08:01 AM (1Uguo)
________________

Can't. Fix. Stupid.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 20, 2015 08:05 AM (a31sM)

95
For the first time, Republican presidential nominating convention organizers are poised to charge print journalists for a seat in the convention hall.

Why even let them in the hall at all?

To begin with, nobody gives a damn about the convention except for junkies. And I guaran-damn-tee you nobody will watch unless Teh Donald gets the nod.

Secondly, the MFM will be looking to shape the narrative. They'll look for (or, if necessary, plant) the one or two crazies out of the crowd to stand in as representatives for the entire party. They will spring "gotcha" questions at delegates and nominees. They will tell the story the DNC wants them to tell, truth be damned.

So why, other than outright cowardice or collaboration, should the RNC allow any representative of the MFM inside the convention hall? Were I head of the RNC, I would make it a rule that any reporter from a biased source would be immediately thrown out and that no press access would be given to anyone.

They need us. We don't need them.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 08:05 AM (X6fMO)

96 If Biden does run, he will pretend to be to the right of Hillary & Sanders.
He's been lately saying stuff like "Rich people aren't the bad guys" abd "I don't hate Republicans" or stuff like like that.

Proof that he is a cunning liar.

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:06 AM (cbfNE)

97 Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:02 AM

So Trump should have been GWB's national security adviser. Why am I not surprised.

Posted by: Lester at October 20, 2015 08:06 AM (2UPXV)

98 What the hell, Canadians? You guys are supposed to be the level-headed ones!

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at October 20, 2015 08:06 AM (RD7QR)

99 >>Dubya disses Cruz at event for donors
"I just don't like the guy"


From the guy who gave us Homeland Security (which to this day sounds fascist), and the abused framework for spying on all citizens known as the Patriot Act (who didn't see that coming, ...oh yeah Bush).

Posted by: dogfish at October 20, 2015 08:06 AM (0O2Lr)

100 Happy Birthday speedster1!

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:08 AM (cbfNE)

101
He gets the coverage someone at zero in the polls gets.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 08:01 AM (kdS6q)

But why is Jindal polling so low? I don't understand that.

Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 08:08 AM (uZNvH)

102 I think we've been presented with a choice by the establishment. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina have no chance since they don't have party backing. So it's Trump, Kasich or Bush for you plebes.
Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 07:55 AM (vHzZa)


Not to be self-fulfilling, and repetitive, but I'm pretty sure, unless Trump really gets the votes (versus ideological praise), Rubio's got this.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:08 AM (qCMvj)

103 >>It didn't feel like they were ready to forgive or let her into the sorority yet."

The sorority??? Wtf! This isn't a rush party we are talking about idiots

Posted by: Lea at October 20, 2015 08:08 AM (vmMMi)

104
The Pentagon is notifying Congress of a planned sale to Saudi Arabia of as many as four Littoral Combat Ships for $11.25 billion. Congress has 30 days to disapprove of the sale before it takes effect.

The U.S. is offering a version of the Littoral Combat Ship called the Multi-Mission Surface Combatant customized to Saudi requirements. The planned sale includes potential purchases of engineering, logistical and training support for Saudi naval personnel; radar and sonar systems; munitions and fire-control systems.

Bloomberg


Who ever talked the Saudis into buying those dogs gets a bonus, the Caddy and the steak knives.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 08:09 AM (kdS6q)

105 My one consolation, and it's a cold one, is that
events in the rest of the world are moving so quickly now, we'll
probably be overtaken by war or civilizational collapse before the
Little Prince can accomplish much of importance.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at October 20, 2015 08:04 AM (gjLib)


My money's on total systemic failure. At a certain point, the Federal Gov't will bork things up too badly to keep the plates spinning, there won't be any way forward for the USA, and the blue/red split is profound enough that half the states would rather let it all go down than be forced to live with the other half.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 08:09 AM (J+mig)

106 I don't understand why Jindal doesn't get more coverage or support. He is conservative, has a great story, and is downright brilliant.
Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 07:59 AM (uZNvH)


agreed

I guess you have to have HUGE personality to get anywhere these days. Or HUGE money, because Jeb! is like a wet sock.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:10 AM (qCMvj)

107 Happy birthday speedster!

Have a great one.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 20, 2015 08:10 AM (EjfuB)

108 81 >> I don't understand why Jindal doesn't get more coverage or support. He
is conservative, has a great story, and is downright brilliant.

I agree, chemjeff, but the fact is his campaign is broke. Maybe he's the wrong kind of minority? Blacks and hispanics are large minorities, and so they get lots of political attention.

That's just a guess, not a putdown of any sort.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 20, 2015 08:11 AM (gyKtp)

109 I heard some Canadian voters being interviewed yesterday. One of them said something along the lines of "Mr. Harper did a good job leading us through the recent economic downturn, and Canada did well under his leadership, but I think it's time for a change, and to let the other side lead for a while"

WTF is wrong with people?
Posted by: Grimaldi at October 20, 2015 08:01 AM (1Uguo)


we can only hope our idiot voters vote on this premise this time

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:12 AM (qCMvj)

110 Well,Canada had a good run being superior to the US there for awhile.

Posted by: steevy at October 20, 2015 08:12 AM (8HTq1)

111 What did I do to deserve to share the planet with the stupidest generation of humans ever to breathe? I know my countrymen, too. They'll be living in cardboard boxes and eating their own poop before they'll have the humility to admit that MAYYYYYYYBE they made a foolish bet when they elected the Little Prince.
________________________

Now you know how we felt in 2008, when millions of our mouth-breathing, Kardashian-watching fellow citizens decided to hand the U.S. presidency to an unaccomplished, inexperienced, preening, narcissistic, faculty-lounge fool.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 20, 2015 08:12 AM (a31sM)

112
So Trump should have been GWBClinton's national security adviser.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 20, 2015 08:13 AM (oVJmc)

113 Al Bello / Getty ImagesIn 2000, 19 months before Sept. 11, 2001, Donald Trump wrote extensively of the terrorism threat the United States was facing.Trump, who at the time was considering a presidential bid on the Reform Party ticket, went so far as to say that an attack on a major U.S. city was not just a probability, but an inevitability."I really am convinced we're in danger of the sort of terrorist attacks that will make the bombing of the Trade Center look like kids playing with firecrackers," wrote Trump in his 2000 book,The America We Deserve. "No sensible analyst rejects this possibility, and plenty of them, like me, are not wondering if but when it will happen."Trump even mentions Osama bin Laden by name, in a criticism of an American foreign policy that too quickly jumps from one crisis to the next.''

Posted by: se pa moron at October 20, 2015 08:14 AM (sI4OA)

114 Today is also the birthday of the Princess of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.

And moi.
Posted by: speedster1 at October 20, 2015 08:04 AM (1brdf)


have some fun today

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:14 AM (qCMvj)

115 So Trump should have been GWB's national security adviser. Why am I not surprised.
Posted by: Lester at October 20, 2015 08:06 AM (2UPXV)

Apparently Trump even mentioned OBL by name in that book, mad he hadn't been caught yet.
I can understanding it - the Twin Towers bombing attempts were a big deal to people in Manhattan. My friend worked there at the time and was shook up when they were evacuated. By luck he was no longer working there in 2001.

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:14 AM (cbfNE)

116 My one consolation, and it's a cold one, is that events in the rest of the world are moving so quickly now, we'll probably be overtaken by war or civilizational collapse before the Little Prince can accomplish much of importance.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at October 20, 2015 08:04 AM (gjLib)


I can't help but think how WEAK Canada became overnight. Dictators around the world are watching. Putin can see Canada from his atop his horseback.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:15 AM (qCMvj)

117 My money's on total systemic failure. At a certain point, the Federal Gov't will bork things up too badly to keep the plates spinning, there won't be any way forward for the USA,

and the blue/red split is profound enough that half the states would rather let it all go down than be forced to live with the other half.



Your lips to God's ear.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 20, 2015 08:15 AM (W+RZ5)

118 The first attack is thought of as a fizzle,but they were very close to bringing down one tower.

Posted by: steevy at October 20, 2015 08:15 AM (8HTq1)

119 Wasn't it also said the bushes hated Perry?

Posted by: Lea at October 20, 2015 07:58 AM

They hate everyone who isn't also a carpetbagger from New England unless they are a flunky of some sort. Texas is simply tired of them and their posse. We have moved on so to speak. I haven't seen any polls but the !Jeb interest is about 0% in the state. The Houston newspaper was running stories about Jeb's son (took office in Jan 2015) as the new elected state land commissioner never (NEVER!) showing up for work so they are done in the state. Their day is pretty much done.

Posted by: Lester at October 20, 2015 08:15 AM (2UPXV)

120 Apparently Canada's new head commie is hawt. So maybe that's why.

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:16 AM (cbfNE)

121 But why is Jindal polling so low? I don't understand that.

Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 08:08 AM (uZNvH)


If he would have attended the Conservative West Point, he would have learned how to give interviews and speeches in a slower cadence with a friendlier, warmer tone.

He would have been told by focus groups of his fellow students how put off they felt when he attacks the republican party - thinking he's showing resolve but actually pissing a lot of people off.

He would have found other people going through the courses who agree with him and could council him by working as his staff.

He would have met other students who went on to be conservative media people. These people would have plenty of background and know what Jindal's core belief were and be able to explain them to the public in a sympathetic way.

Jindal polls low because he didn't have the proper education.

Posted by: jwest at October 20, 2015 08:16 AM (Zs4uk)

122 120 Apparently Canada's new head commie is hawt. So maybe that's why.
Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:16 AM (cbfNE)

See the picture atop Drudge Report. I think it was the muscles and tattoos that made the female hosers swoon. Alas, our obsession with external factors has worked its way north.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at October 20, 2015 08:18 AM (RD7QR)

123 Now you know how we felt in 2008, when millions of our mouth-breathing, Kardashian-watching fellow citizens decided to hand the U.S. presidency to an unaccomplished, inexperienced, preening, narcissistic, faculty-lounge fool.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 20, 2015 08:12 AM (a31sM)


Barry's not a fool. He's a commie ideologue who's accomplished much of his 'fundamental transformation' of the US, just a he promised, and that's one promise he's kept. And he's still got over a year to go to damage the US even more.

We've got Val Jar Jar Binks, the Iranian minx whispering sweet nothings in Barry's ear and the muslim brotherhood on Hillarity's payroll.

No wonder our government cannot name the enemy we face. Instead, they're importing our Nation's enemies against the will of the people (just like in Germany with Merkel).

{SIGH}

Posted by: RickZ at October 20, 2015 08:19 AM (dcIVz)

124 Best thing about Canada going full-bore Commie: Hey, kids! You can run up there to escape the meanie conservatives!

Worst thing: When the USA collapses and general war breaks out we'll have to go to Mexico to regroup and train.

Posted by: Bigby's Stigmata at October 20, 2015 08:19 AM (3ZtZW)

125 Canada still loves them some socialism.Sadly,the American public does too,more and more.

Posted by: steevy at October 20, 2015 08:19 AM (8HTq1)

126 Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 20, 2015 08:13 AM

Since I think that position should be non-partisan in that political affiliation should not matter I agree totally.

Posted by: Lester at October 20, 2015 08:19 AM (2UPXV)

127 104 >> Who ever talked the Saudis into buying those dogs gets a bonus, the Caddy and the steak knives.

Lol, LDC. Quick, get them to sign the contract before they change their minds. Besides, those ships will probably be built rat cheer in southern MS, which doesn't hurt my feelings none.

rat cheer = right here, in case you don't know the local lingo.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 20, 2015 08:20 AM (gyKtp)

128
"Mr. Harper did a good job leading us through the recent economic downturn, and Canada did well under his leadership, but I think it's time for a change, and to let the other side lead for a while"



Posted by: Grimaldi at October 20, 2015 08:01 AM (1Uguo)


It's that stupid "moderate" disease, encapsulated in the dimwitted cry of "can't we all work together?" Well, no, we can't, not when one side is hell bent on tearing down Western Civilization in order to force its vision of the anointed down people's throats.

"Go along to get along" has destroyed the GOP and it's the doom of this godforsaken hellhole of a country, too.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 08:20 AM (X6fMO)

129 I may sell my Canadian stocks today.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at October 20, 2015 08:20 AM (gFO8N)

130 Apparently Canada's new head commie is hawt. So maybe that's why.
Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:16 AM (cbfNE)


he's a lispy speaking, frenchie, sitting on his father's coat tails

not hot at all

a mental midget, if you have ever heard him speak, you are saying "WTF" in your head and outloud. He sounds like a complete moron - not kidding. So in over his head. The french obama.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:21 AM (qCMvj)

131 100 Thank, vm!

Posted by: speedster1 at October 20, 2015 08:21 AM (1brdf)

132 I may sell my Canadian stocks today.
Posted by: WannabeAnglican at October 20, 2015 08:20 AM (gFO8N)


watch currency exchanges

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:21 AM (qCMvj)

133

"Mr. Harper did a good job leading us through the recent economic
downturn, and Canada did well under his leadership, but I think it's
time for a change, and to let the other side lead for a while"


This is what non-thinkers consider to be 'deep.'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 20, 2015 08:22 AM (oVJmc)

134 It's that stupid "moderate" disease,
encapsulated in the dimwitted cry of "can't we all work together?" Well,
no, we can't, not when one side is hell bent on tearing down Western
Civilization in order to force its vision of the anointed down people's
throats.

"Go along to get along" has destroyed the GOP and it's the doom of this godforsaken hellhole of a country, too.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 08:20 AM (X6fMO)


Nailed it. The media convinced people that being a muddle-headed fuckwit was moderate, so everyone promptly booted reason to the curb so they could be seen as good for actually giving fucking moonbat insanity the time of day instead of rejecting it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 08:23 AM (J+mig)

135 A good deal of Obama's votes were from women who found him "hot".

Posted by: steevy at October 20, 2015 08:23 AM (8HTq1)

136 we'll probably be overtaken by war or civilizational collapse before the Little Prince can accomplish much of importance.

But that IS his accomplishment.

Posted by: t-bird at October 20, 2015 08:23 AM (eeTCA)

137 "The Houston newspaper was running stories about Jeb's son (took office in Jan 2015) "


That would be George "P." Bush.


P.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 20, 2015 08:23 AM (8j8MX)

138 The bit everyone's missed about Canada so far is that they went full dynastic: the new PM is the son of a former PM, much like we're trying to prevent with Jeb and Hillary!. And he won in part by promising to suck TFG's dick, which I'm sure TFG's already cleared his afternoon schedule for.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 20, 2015 08:24 AM (8ooBl)

139 135 And dead people.But mostly dead people.

Posted by: steevy at October 20, 2015 08:24 AM (8HTq1)

140 "I've been saying it for a long time, but if by some miracle America survives and gets a decent result out of this election, we still need a new party."
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party

Nosir, more than a new party we need some new fellow citizens. These here 47% pretty much are gonna keep votin socialist until the whole damn thing collapes, which may be before we get a chance to inaugurate a new pres.

Posted by: Voter/ConsumerUnit#985731 at October 20, 2015 08:24 AM (pxwEr)

141 "Mr. Harper did a good job leading us through the recent economic
downturn, and Canada did well under his leadership, but I think it's
time for a change, and to let the other side lead for a while"

This is what non-thinkers consider to be 'deep.'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 20, 2015 08:22 AM (oVJmc)



Thread winner!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:24 AM (qCMvj)

142 So in over his head. The french obama.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:21 AM (qCMvj)


What a shame. We could have just given them ours.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 20, 2015 08:24 AM (zc3Db)

143 This is what non-thinkers consider to be 'deep.'


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 20, 2015 08:22 AM (oVJmc)


The modern Left has made using reason, "being judgmental" their cardinal sin and convinced people that it's the worst thing a person can be guilty of. Therefore people jump through any mental hurdles that they can to avoid making value judgments, and end up adopting every form of insanity on the basis of it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 08:24 AM (J+mig)

144 My one consolation, and it's a cold one, is that events in the rest of the world are moving so quickly now, we'll probably be overtaken by war or civilizational collapse before the Little Prince can accomplish much of importance.

I wonder if/when an Iranian nuclear device is detonated over DC whether that will spare us the Burning Times and provide the impetus to rebuild America without the help of Those Who Think They Know Best.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:25 AM (O7MnT)

145 " A good deal of Obama's votes were from women who found him "hot"."


The irony is thick with this one.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 20, 2015 08:25 AM (8j8MX)

146 The bit everyone's missed about Canada so far is that they went full dynastic: the new PM is the son of a former PM, much like we're trying to prevent with Jeb and Hillary!. And he won in part by promising to suck TFG's dick, which I'm sure TFG's already cleared his afternoon schedule for.
Posted by: Ian S. at October 20, 2015 08:24 AM (8ooBl)


absolutely
and follow the money

the US is "nudging" election results in Canada

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:25 AM (qCMvj)

147 A good deal of Obama's votes were from women who found him "hot".

If true, the species is doomed. How long have they identified as women?

Posted by: t-bird at October 20, 2015 08:26 AM (eeTCA)

148 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 20, 2015 08:26 AM (ZQfW9)

149 Nosir, more than a new party we need some new fellow citizens.

--

So true.

Posted by: GOPe Amnesty Now at October 20, 2015 08:26 AM (cbfNE)

150

breakfast...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:26 AM (qCMvj)

151 Mohamed said the clock episode taught him a person should be judged "by their heart," not what they look like.

=======
Little Mo has a heart of a terrorists.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 20, 2015 08:26 AM (iQIUe)

152 93 "What did I do to deserve to share the planeit with the stupidest generation of humans ever to breathe?"

This. A thousand times this. It's how we Yanks felt after 2012.

"Welcome to the party, pal...."

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at October 20, 2015 08:26 AM (VkY2M)

153 And he won in part by promising to suck TFG's dick, which I'm sure TFG's already cleared his afternoon schedule for.

Some speculation yesterday was that the reason the JEF opposed the KXL pipeline was to hurt the Canadian economy so that Harper would be replaced by Commie Trudeau.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:27 AM (O7MnT)

154 off sock
time to get on with errands
bleh

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:27 AM (cbfNE)

155 They apparently elected an 18 year old to Parliament in Quebec. The first election she could vote in was the one that elected to office.

And Trudeau is a part-time drama teacher with nice hair. WTF were you thinking Canada?

Well, now I really hope the BJs lose this series to KC. Yes, I know some of the horde are fans, but if the Jays beat KC and go on to take the WS, it'll feel like Canadians are being rewarded for acting stupidly.

Posted by: Count Sacula at October 20, 2015 08:27 AM (P8951)

156 A good deal of Obama's votes were from women who found him "hot".

If true, the species is doomed. How long have they identified as women?



Since the surgery.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 20, 2015 08:28 AM (W+RZ5)

157 If true, the species is doomed. How long have they identified as women?

Increasingly, I wonder if there isn't some logic to Patriarchal Cultures. Letting women run the culture seems to be a recipe for extinction.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:29 AM (O7MnT)

158 Well, now I really hope the BJs lose this series to KC. Yes, I know some of the horde are fans, but if the Jays beat KC and go on to take the WS, it'll feel like Canadians are being rewarded for acting stupidly.
Posted by: Count Sacula at October 20, 2015 08:27 AM (P8951)


Oh, I'm all in with KC.
Hubby's on the other side, of course.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:29 AM (qCMvj)

159 If true, the species is doomed. How long have they identified as women?

Increasingly, I wonder if there isn't some logic to Patriarchal Cultures. Letting women run the culture seems to be a recipe for extinction.
Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:29 AM (O7MnT)


depends on the women
just like it depends on the men

look who is running the media & entertainment - not women - THAT is our current culture - as Ace said Corporate Media = all men

conservative women, like conservative men are being blocked and pummeled

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:31 AM (qCMvj)

160 Well, maybe the TFG and the Little Prince will start working on erasing the northern border as well, which will make all baseball and hockey rivalry moot. A lot of Canadians will look pretty blank if that starts happening, though. "Keep out the Americans!" seems to be the only tradition still alive in Canada.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at October 20, 2015 08:33 AM (gjLib)

161 conservative women, like conservative men are being blocked and pummeled

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:31 AM (qCMvj)


I imagine y'all feel almost as alienated as we do. It's like the whole world's gone knives out for people like me lately.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 08:33 AM (J+mig)

162 Increasingly, I wonder if there isn't some logic to Patriarchal Cultures. Letting women run the culture seems to be a recipe for extinction.

--

Heh. In the Baha'i religion (I know this coz I have family who are), there's no clergy but there is an administrative hierarchy that is elected. Men and women are equal is one of the tenets. But women are not eligible to be elected to the highest ruling council (they can be to lower ones).
When asked about this, the founder's son or grandson (I forget which) said that one day the answer to why would be as clear as the sun.

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:33 AM (cbfNE)

163
sale to Saudi Arabia of as many as four Littoral Combat Ships for $11.25 billion.

Quick, get them to sign the contract before they change their minds.
Posted by: GnuBreed




Salesman also talked them into getting the floor mats, Scotch Guarding and extended warranty.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 08:33 AM (kdS6q)

164 I don't understand why Jindal doesn't get more coverage or support. He is conservative, has a great story, and is downright brilliant.

Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 07:59 AM (uZNvH)
---
Right now conservatives care very much about immigration and he isnt particularly good on immigration. So its really not a mystery that he isnt doing better, its a rather a mystery why some of the others are doing so well (Rubio, Bush, Kasich).

Posted by: The Nayden Broad at October 20, 2015 08:34 AM (F3YbK)

165 I imagine y'all feel almost as alienated as we do. It's like the whole world's gone knives out for people like me lately.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 08:33 AM (J+mig)


yep, probably not as bad, because white males, I think have it the worst, but ideologically, we are both hit as hard

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:34 AM (qCMvj)

166 By Joseph R. Sizoo, former President of New Brunswick Theological Seminary, the oldest seminary in the United States-Quoted in "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie

Years ago, in a day of uncertainty and disillusionment, when my whole life seemed to be overwhelmed by forces outside of my control, one morning quite casually I opened my New Testament and my eyes fell on this sentence, "He that hath sent me is with me-the father hath not left me alone." (John 8:29). My life has never been the same since that hour. Everything for me has been different after that. I suppose not a day has passed that I have not repeated it to myself. Many have come to me for counseling during those years, and I have always sent them away with this sustaining sentence.. Ever since that hour when my eyes fell upon it, I have lived by this sentence. I have walked with it and found in it my peace and strength. To me it is the very essence of religion. It lies at the rock bottom of everything that makes life worth living. It is the Golden Text of my life.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 08:34 AM (GERXL)

167 its a rather a mystery why some of the others are doing so well (Rubio, Bush, Kasich).

Money. The Money Men know these are safe, establishment choices.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 20, 2015 08:35 AM (oVJmc)

168 Well, maybe the TFG and the Little Prince will start working on erasing the northern border as well, which will make all baseball and hockey rivalry moot. A lot of Canadians will look pretty blank if that starts happening, though. "Keep out the Americans!" seems to be the only tradition still alive in Canada.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at October 20, 2015 08:33 AM (gjLib)


one of my recent trips flying across the borders, I saw a drone fly underneath our plane. It was weird to see it, up above the clouds with us, following the northern border

first time I notices

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:36 AM (qCMvj)

169 *noticed

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:36 AM (qCMvj)

170 Anyone who is anti invasion in Europe is "far-right".This is what I have learned from our media.

Posted by: steevy at October 20, 2015 08:36 AM (8HTq1)

171 I imagine y'all feel almost as alienated as we do. It's like the whole world's gone knives out for people like me lately.



That's fine. Look to you and yours. Let the nuts have their moment. When the shtf, and it will, remember those to help and those to not help.
(Gonna be a long assed list)

Posted by: rickb223 at October 20, 2015 08:36 AM (W+RZ5)

172 Justin Trudeau..... I just found a 9/18 interview on Youtube... the first one that came up in search.... and wow. This guy is insipid. I can see why the idiots voted for him... because he speaks in circles and unicorns and stupid shit. Wow. Nice hair though.

Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 08:36 AM (e7T6D)

173 Does Trudeau Jr. have any experience outside of governmental work or is another person-like Barack Obama-supremely unqualified for the job?

I guess he'll be glad handing the Religion of Peace, eh?

Prayers for Canada

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 08:36 AM (GERXL)

174 Who ever talked the Saudis into buying those dogs gets a bonus, the Caddy and the steak knives.

Lol, LDC. Quick, get them to sign the contract before they change their minds. Besides, those ships will probably be built rat cheer in southern MS, which doesn't hurt my feelings none.

rat cheer = right here, in case you don't know the local lingo.


Posted by: GnuBreed at October 20, 2015 08:20 AM (gyKtp)

Oh the Saudi contract? I sent that downtown last night before I locked up. No need to worry about that it's all taken care of. Mitch and Murray should have it by now. The bank should have cashed that check already.


Posted by: Zombie John Williamson at October 20, 2015 08:36 AM (D0NZx)

175 Actor Anthony Mackie (Falcon from the Marvel movies) endorsed Trump. The usual invertebrates attacked him as an Uncle Tom, traitor to his race, etc.

I am seeing a small undercurrent of support for Trump from the black community. If he could grab 20% of the black vote in the general...

Posted by: Citizen Cake at October 20, 2015 08:37 AM (ppaKI)

176 look who is running the media & entertainment - not women - THAT is our current culture - as Ace said Corporate Media = all men

Ace also has said that liberal, middle-aged women are the ones who are really in charge of the media which is why were also supposed to think 'Girls' is amazing and Lena Dunham is fabulous.

Men may own the media companies, but its the audience they cater to that are really in charge.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:37 AM (O7MnT)

177 Fenelon, thanks for recommending that book! I just got it from the library yesterday. I am reading it slowly and writing down quotes.

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:37 AM (cbfNE)

178 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 08:34 AM (GERXL)




That's a good one, and a great reminder. Even when it feels like we're alone, and it's us against the world, God is with us.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 08:37 AM (J+mig)

179 Time to start hoarding toilet paper, my Canadian friends.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at October 20, 2015 08:38 AM (ppaKI)

180 166 - That's nice, Fenelon, but while all this political crap is going on, Pope Shitty the First is pressing his knee on the windpipe of the Catholic faith and will probably succeed in breaking its neck. It'll end up a big, floppy Anglican Church, rotting and collapsing. I don't believe God is watching out for ANY of us now.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at October 20, 2015 08:38 AM (gjLib)

181 Justin Trudeau..... I just found a 9/18 interview on Youtube... the first one that came up in search.... and wow. This guy is insipid. I can see why the idiots voted for him... because he speaks in circles and unicorns and stupid shit. Wow. Nice hair though.
Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 08:36 AM (e7T6D)


Ezra Levant always called him the Shiny Pony while talking about him, and actually used the little toy comb to comb the little toy Shiny Pony doll. LOL

I'll never forget that vision.

I bet if you Google Shiny Pony, Trudeau comes up.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:39 AM (qCMvj)

182 I do hope this thread is not going to be another repeal suffrage for women, I hate my ex wife, all women are perfidious threads.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 08:39 AM (GERXL)

183 182 I do hope this thread is not going to be another repeal suffrage for women, I hate my ex wife, all women are perfidious threads.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 08:39 AM (GERXL)

We're not misogynistic, Fenelon, we just like sammiches and sex a whole lot.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at October 20, 2015 08:41 AM (RD7QR)

184 Meh. The Church has survived bad popes before.

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:41 AM (cbfNE)

185 One I hadn't thought of: since 2009, US citizens have needed a passport to travel to Canada. This was new, and burdensome to those of us in The Border States. If TFG and TLP are such cahoots-niks, that will be done away with. Step One to open borders (which we had, with Canada, since French-n-Indian times).

Should be a boon to the Windsor Ballet.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 20, 2015 08:42 AM (xq1UY)

186 conservative women, like conservative men are being blocked and pummeled

I'd be happy to live in a culture run by Sarah Palin and Margaret Thatcher; unfortunately, I have to live in one run by Gloria Steinem and Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:42 AM (O7MnT)

187 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 08:37 AM (J+mig)

I'm going to post it everyday that I feel this inclined as a friendly answer to J.J. He knows I can't do the onampmatopia. right now. (sp?)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 08:42 AM (GERXL)

188 I am seeing a small undercurrent of support for Trump from the black community. If he could grab 20% of the black vote in the general

We only need 5%. Call it the Colin Powell effect. You flip 5% of the black vote, the Dims are devastated down ticket.

Posted by: Jean at October 20, 2015 08:42 AM (ztOda)

189
Increasingly, I wonder if there isn't some logic to Patriarchal Cultures. Letting women run the culture seems to be a recipe for extinction.

I know a lot of very smart, cultured, successful women. But in my darker moments - especially when I see what they've wrought vis--vis the political landscape - I could be talked intorevoking the vote from women.

Of course, in Poppins' America, the right to vote would be stripped from about 90% of the population.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 08:43 AM (X6fMO)

190 Right now conservatives care very much about immigration and he isnt particularly good on immigration.

How is Jindal not good on immigration?

Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 08:43 AM (uZNvH)

191 93, Your sentiments match mine. This country lost about two dozen IQ points if not more last night. Poofy haired silver spoon pretty boy who can barely string two coherent sentences together when he's off-script, and my countrymen saw fit in their immense wisdom stupidity to entrust him with the keys to the public treasury for the next four years. Probably eight or more, because our media will carry his water just as the American MSM does for the Rats, all the while blaming the Conservatives for everything that inevitably goes wrong during his reign.

These are truly depressing times to be a political conservative. There's no longer a strong conservative leading a western nation anywhere on the globe. The best we seem to have left is David Cameron, and he's a half-hearted wimp.

Israel is waking up to the reality that they are frightfully alone in the world now.

Posted by: I.M. at October 20, 2015 08:44 AM (1HVeO)

192 Ace also has said that liberal, middle-aged women are the ones who are really in charge of the media which is why were also supposed to think 'Girls' is amazing and Lena Dunham is fabulous.

Men may own the media companies, but its the audience they cater to that are really in charge.
Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:37 AM (O7MnT)


let's agree to disagree on this one

it's easy to avoid who's running the agenda, and where the money is coming from

they are catering to identity politics, gender, race, age, etc - it's not just women

it's hispanics, muslims, the young, trannies, illegals...

come on

and it's a cashcow to keep feeding the Leftist men (and some women) at the top who are pushing these agendas

we can agree to disagree





Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:44 AM (qCMvj)

193 "I always said we in Canada were just one election away from disaster. And here it is..."

Ours was in 2008. There's lots of ruin in a great nation as it turns out so the disaster gets strung out for a long time.

Posted by: Zombie America at October 20, 2015 08:44 AM (1BQGO)

194 I think the article from yesterday re: Trump was pretty astute. The country's problems are y-u-u-u-u-g-e, and none of the conventional Republican candidates seem up to them.

Trump is bigger-than-life and seems like he might actually be up to.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:45 AM (O7MnT)

195 Israel is waking up to the reality that they are frightfully alone in the world now.
Posted by: I.M. at October 20, 2015 08:44 AM (1HVeO)


yep, doomsday is coming

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:45 AM (qCMvj)

196 Of course, in Poppins' America, the right to vote would be stripped from about 90% of the population.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 08:43 AM

Property owners only.

Posted by: Founding Fathers at October 20, 2015 08:45 AM (cbfNE)

197 81 I don't understand why Jindal doesn't get more coverage or support. He is conservative, has a great story, and is downright brilliant.
Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 07:59 AM (uZNvH)
-------------------------

1) Jindal is a permanent politician - all of them can go to hell for all I care.

2) Jindal wants a "high fence and wide gate" - but the high fence is not literal and wide gate means he wants to flood the country with more immigrants. No thanks.

3) The people of Louisiana hate him after 8 years - maybe we ought to take the hint.

4) He had 8 years to plan his run for President and waits to be the last one to get into the race - shows miserable planning skills

5) He stupidly came out against Trump


Those are roughly in order of importance.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at October 20, 2015 08:45 AM (LXJ1e)

198 Rome was a patriarchal culture. Didn't do them a hell of a lot of good at the end. Islam IS a patriarchal culture. They're conquering now, but do we want that level of brutality? I should hope not

It's not the gender. It's the political/social moral and I'd say religious outlook

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 08:45 AM (GERXL)

199
Your government $$$$$ at work:

Drivers Are Racially Biased at Crosswalks - University of Arizona

uanews.org/story/racial-bias-in-crosswalks-study-says-yes

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2015 08:46 AM (kdS6q)

200 TRUMP is the answer to the continuous GOP colonoscopy.

Posted by: subhuman taxpayer at October 20, 2015 08:46 AM (Ph45J)

201 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:44 AM (qCMvj)

Well said.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 08:47 AM (GERXL)

202 For centuries, the world's dominating military was run by English Majors.

And as an English Major, let me remind you that onomatopoeia=/=alliteration.
The Hat may have me on date of rank, old boy. He's an Old English Major.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 20, 2015 08:47 AM (xq1UY)

203 I know a lot of very smart, cultured, successful women. But in my darker moments - especially when I see what they've wrought visvis the political landscape - I could be talked intorevoking the vote from women.

oh lord

lol




Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:47 AM (qCMvj)

204 How is Jindal not good on immigration?

According to this website, he's a "High wall, wide gate" on immigration.

http://www.ontheissues.org/ Governor/Bobby_Jindal_Immigration.htm

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:47 AM (O7MnT)

205 I do hope this thread is not going to be another repeal suffrage for women, I hate my ex wife, all women are perfidious threads.Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 08:39 AM (GERXL)Not at all, FS. I adore women. My complaint is that the electoral franchise is available to all, whether charter subscriber to "Foreign Policy" or devoted viewer of "Hardcore Pawn." Something that is free and accessible to everyone almost always is devalued.Except salvation. of course.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 08:47 AM (X6fMO)

206 artisanal 'ette@181.. heh heh... yeah, the clip came right up. Silky Pony... ha ha hah.. from 2011! He's been a joke that long? wow. And Ezra even makes fun of Justin's three musketeer facial hair. Wow.

Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 08:48 AM (e7T6D)

207 so whatever happened to morning dump threads?

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 08:48 AM (cbfNE)

208 artisanal 'ette@181.. heh heh... yeah, the clip came right up. Silky Pony... ha ha hah.. from 2011! He's been a joke that long? wow. And Ezra even makes fun of Justin's three musketeer facial hair. Wow.
Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 08:48 AM (e7T6D)


Brilliant!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:49 AM (qCMvj)

209 in Poppins' America, the right to vote would be stripped from about 90% of the population.

I want to live in Poppins' America.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:49 AM (O7MnT)

210 doomsday is coming





Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:45 AM (qCMvj)


Maybe so, or maybe it's just a mundane calamity. Only one being in all the universe knows the hour and the day. Still, either way, pays to be ready and have everything in order.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 08:49 AM (J+mig)

211 Question for the well read hoard. There was an award-winning book, 'The Giver' that many in the 15 to 30 year old age bracket may have been exposed to. I read it so long ago I've forgotten... There's this strange dystopian government.

I saw the movie recently. The head of this government was a woman. Is that true to the book?

Posted by: se pa moron at October 20, 2015 08:49 AM (sI4OA)

212 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 08:43 AM (X6fMO)


Good sir, you are far too benevolent!

Posted by: Hrothgar at October 20, 2015 08:49 AM (ftVQq)

213 Rome was a patriarchal culture. Didn't do them a hell of a lot of good at the end. Islam IS a patriarchal culture. They're conquering now, but do we want that level of brutality? I should hope not

It's not the gender. It's the political/social moral and I'd say religious outlook
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 08:45 AM (GERXL)


Well said.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:50 AM (qCMvj)

214 Marvelous. Keeping Up With the Trudeaus is going to be an endless parade of selfies and drunken swooning.

Posted by: Fritz at October 20, 2015 08:50 AM (UzPAd)

215
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:47 AM (qCMvj)


As always, excepting you, dear lady.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 08:50 AM (X6fMO)

216 173 Does Trudeau Jr. have any experience outside of governmental work or is
another person-like Barack Obama-supremely unqualified for the job?

He worked as a drama teacher for a couple of years, then drifted in out of school, dropping out a couple of times, before deciding to run for Parliament to seek his divine inheritance. The MFM had him pegged as a future prime minister fifteen years ago for cryin' out loud, when he gave a weepy speech at his father's funeral.

He's every bit as unqualified as Obama, if not moreso. I've been feeling for quite some time now that Canadian voters were not any smarter than American voters. Sadly I was proven far more right than I even feared.

Posted by: I.M. at October 20, 2015 08:50 AM (1HVeO)

217 I don't believe that any of the current candidates intend to do anything about illegal immigration or H1B visa abuse, even the ones that say they do.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at October 20, 2015 08:51 AM (ppaKI)

218 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:47 AM (qCMvj)


As always, excepting you, dear lady.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 08:50 AM (X6fMO)


no worries, I have a huge family I care about just as much as the next person

I hate what I'm seeing too.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:52 AM (qCMvj)

219 artisanal 'ette@181.. heh heh... yeah, the clip came right up. Silky Pony... ha ha hah.. from 2011! He's been a joke that long? wow. And Ezra even makes fun of Justin's three musketeer facial hair. Wow.
Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 08:48 AM (e7T6D)


you should post the video link...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:53 AM (qCMvj)

220 another instapundit post

FREDDIE DE BOER: "Lately it feels like whatever tenuous connection our political journalists and commentators had to real people has been severed completely." Hint: It feels like high school politics and score-settling and gossip rather than an honest effort to reflect reality because . . . it is.

no kidding

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 07:43 AM (qCMvj)

Listen to the podcast with Noah Rothman. He is oblivious to how this country has changed. To be fair, he admits that he doesn't see it and is asking for the others to explain what has changed. But, he exemplifies the cluelessness of a lot of the pundit class.

Posted by: WOPR at October 20, 2015 08:53 AM (LTDSy)

221 UN Blue Helmets to be sent to World Heritage Sites to protect them from the ISIS horde.

http://tinyurl.com/ogs49rt

Any families with young, nubile children are urged to stay away from UN heritage sites; for the same reason young German women are urged to avoid refugee camps.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:53 AM (O7MnT)

222 So Justin Trudeau's the "sexiest" politician in the world? I'm not seeing it. Although, Barky is going to feel slighted. Looking at the rundown from the list, I'd say that prez from Mexico has him beat. Also listed is a pic of Paul Ryan with Romney. Uh, no. Mitt Romney is waaaay better looking than Paul Ryan.

In any event, it's nice to see the Hat sliding commie. Might as well, since it's all the rage these days. Hope Canada gets it good and hard.

Posted by: Lady in Black.....sigh at October 20, 2015 08:53 AM (pVkEV)

223 Posted by: Citizen Cake at October 20, 2015 08:51 AM (ppaKI)


I'm shocked, shocked I tell you, to hear that you think a politician would lie to us!

Posted by: Hrothgar at October 20, 2015 08:53 AM (ftVQq)

224 do anything about illegal immigration or H1B visa abuse, even the ones that say they do.
Posted by: Citizen Cake


You don't think Cruz would?

Posted by: dogfish at October 20, 2015 08:54 AM (0O2Lr)

225 You want Poppin's America.
You'll settle for SMOD.
You'll get baracks #3 , which is 2 down from #5 where Poppins is at the camp.

Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 08:54 AM (e7T6D)

226 Also, talking about ATM language choices. In rural Ohio I get English, Spanish, and Somali.

Posted by: WOPR at October 20, 2015 08:54 AM (LTDSy)

227 Well it seems the way to win elections is to legalize pot, get cozy with the Islamists and First Nations (our native peoples prefer this moniker and it is very apt as the rest of us feel like Second Nations), tax the 1%, promise free shit and sound like a dumbass by never answering a question but instead tossing his locks to and fro while droning on for ten minutes and effectively saying nothing except Harper is an Islamophobe, meanie dictator that wants seniors to starve. This from the party pushing for euthanasia. He also is promising to increase payroll taxes by 1000 per person, so for my husband and I who are self employed that will be an extra 4000 bucks in government coffers with just the stroke of a pen. I loathe my idiot countrymen. I am truly ashamed of the stupidity in my country. Thanks for letting me vent.

Posted by: Nicole at October 20, 2015 08:55 AM (eK/Bm)

228 Also, talking about ATM language choices. In rural Ohio I get English, Spanish, and Somali.

Posted by: WOPR at October 20, 2015 08:54 AM (LTDSy)


Press "9" for English!

Posted by: Hrothgar at October 20, 2015 08:55 AM (ftVQq)

229 So now I see where the GOPe is going.
I know, y'all know this.
But, it can be stated simply: Europe

Mexico, the US and Canada - open borders
What will they call it?

Europ'O

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:55 AM (qCMvj)

230 Esra Levant's Silky Pony/Justin Trudeau
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAkrbNEOrOY

Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 08:56 AM (e7T6D)

231 "For centuries, the world's dominating military was run by English Majors."


Of course.

All it takes to dominate the world is the ability to communicate sincerely and convincingly.

Posted by: jwest at October 20, 2015 08:56 AM (Zs4uk)

232 Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at October 20, 2015 08:38 AM (gjLib)

I'm not Roman Catholic. Neither is the man whose quote I posted. I understand that what the Pope is doing is upsetting to people. I don't like my Bishop's political views either. I do, however, know Catholics who tell me that they get a lot of strength from the Eucharist and Eucharistic devotion, praying, reading the Saints words and saying the rosary, reading Scripture. It's about putting on the full armor of God. Popes come and Popes go. I doubt the core doctrine of the church will change which is Christ-the foundation of the faith..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 08:57 AM (GERXL)

233 Well it seems the way to win elections is to legalize pot, get cozy with the Islamists and First Nations (our native peoples prefer this moniker and it is very apt as the rest of us feel like Second Nations), tax the 1%, promise free shit and sound like a dumbass by never answering a question but instead tossing his locks to and fro while droning on for ten minutes and effectively saying nothing except Harper is an Islamophobe, meanie dictator that wants seniors to starve. This from the party pushing for euthanasia. He also is promising to increase payroll taxes by 1000 per person, so for my husband and I who are self employed that will be an extra 4000 bucks in government coffers with just the stroke of a pen. I loathe my idiot countrymen. I am truly ashamed of the stupidity in my country. Thanks for letting me vent.
Posted by: Nicole at October 20, 2015 08:55 AM (eK/Bm)


all of those taxes
and they will see nothing from it

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:57 AM (qCMvj)

234 I want to live in Poppins' America.

--

Ditto. Maybe in a little town called Mr. Scribbler.

Posted by: Lady in Black.....sigh at October 20, 2015 08:57 AM (pVkEV)

235 Hebrews 13:5 says "I will never leave you or abandon you." Either God means what He says or He is a liar.



Now, off to shop for a wedding ring. Have a good morning, everyone.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at October 20, 2015 08:57 AM (dwHMP)

236 You'll get baracks #3 , which is 2 down from #5 where Poppins is at the camp.

Nice Freudian spelling slip.

Posted by: t-bird at October 20, 2015 08:57 AM (J3phO)

237 heh... unintentional sadly

Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 08:58 AM (e7T6D)

238 onomatopoeia=/=alliteration.


******


Hmmm.


Pit-a-pat

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 20, 2015 08:58 AM (NeFrd)

239 Esra Levant's Silky Pony/Justin Trudeau
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAkrbNEOrOY
Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 08:56 AM (e7T6D)


lol, that's it!

the left destroyed the "Fox News North" channel, where this is taken from

They no longer exist.

they didn't have a chance

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 08:59 AM (qCMvj)

240 You want Poppin's America.
You'll settle for SMOD.
You'll get baracks #3


The Burning Times would be preferable to continuing on the path. Although I think I could distill Rick's Three Questions down to one before deciding whether to shoot someone: "Did you vote for Obama?"

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:59 AM (O7MnT)

241 According to this website, he's a "High wall, wide gate" on immigration.



http://www.ontheissues.org/ Governor/Bobby_Jindal_Immigration.htm

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 08:47 AM (O7MnT)

As a metaphor, that sounds reasonable. Certainly not "amnesty". Jindal said to build a wall on the HQ podcast.

Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 08:59 AM (uZNvH)

242

Need to get to work too.

Have a good morning.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 20, 2015 09:01 AM (qCMvj)

243 I loathe my idiot countrymen. I am truly ashamed of the stupidity in my country.

My sentiments for the last eight years.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 09:01 AM (O7MnT)

244 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 20, 2015 08:58 AM (NeFrd)


Tic-Tock!

Posted by: Hrothgar's Grandfather's Clock at October 20, 2015 09:01 AM (ftVQq)

245 As a metaphor, that sounds reasonable. Certainly not "amnesty". Jindal said to build a wall on the HQ podcast.

Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 08:59 AM (uZNvH)


Jindal isn't tall enough or good looking enough to be president. It was a silly decision to even run.

Posted by: jwest at October 20, 2015 09:02 AM (Zs4uk)

246 And here's a post from a person who is a Catholic-A priest and convert from the Episcopal Church who suggests a way to approach what is upsetting in the RC church, so if people do like the tone, don't shoot the messenger-(me) shoot the priest who's delivering it :^)


http://tinyurl.com/nrv6gao

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 09:02 AM (GERXL)

247 Hebrews 13:5 says "I will never leave you or abandon you." Either God means what He says or He is a liar.


Amen.,grammie.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 09:03 AM (GERXL)

248 226 Also, talking about ATM language choices. In rural Ohio I get English, Spanish, and Somali.
Posted by: WOPR at October 20, 2015 08:54 AM (LTDSy)

We get nine in here in the redneck part of Pennsylvania, including Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and two whose alphabet I don't even recognize.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at October 20, 2015 09:04 AM (RD7QR)

249 Looking at Drudge's headlines, I have this overwhelming desire to Jap-slap a drama teacher into the middle of next week.

Posted by: Fritz at October 20, 2015 09:04 AM (UzPAd)

250 Nicole - cash is the small businessman's best friend

Posted by: Jean at October 20, 2015 09:04 AM (ztOda)

251 artisanal If rubio has this I'll eat my boxes. He's VP that's it.

Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 09:05 AM (vHzZa)

252 why is grammy winger shopping for a wedding ring?

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 09:05 AM (cbfNE)

253 jwest, well Jindal is a little short that is true. but there isn't any real relationship between height and electoral success. that is just an urban legend really.

Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 09:06 AM (uZNvH)

254 What happened to weaselzippers? Rahm's ugly mug has been stuck there for days.

Posted by: Jean at October 20, 2015 09:06 AM (ztOda)

255 Greetings Hordelings.

It looks like we have our first Schrodinger's Candidate in Old Slow Joe.

And Dondi has secured the endorsement of pr0nlet Jenna Jameson.

#freshhell

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 20, 2015 09:06 AM (LUgeY)

256 >>Ya know votermom, I liked it a lot better when ole George was keepin' his trap shut.


Same here.
Then again, this is in Politico, so consider the source (100+ stories on Herman Cain's alleged affair).

Posted by: Lizzy at October 20, 2015 09:07 AM (NOIQH)

257 Looking at Drudge's headlines, I have this overwhelming desire to Jap-slap a drama teacher into the middle of next week.

Posted by: Fritz at October 20, 2015 09:04 AM (UzPAd)
---
Have you tried to listen to one of his speeches?

Posted by: The Nayden Broad at October 20, 2015 09:07 AM (F3YbK)

258 255 Greetings Hordelings.

It looks like we have our first Schrodinger's Candidate in Old Slow Joe.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 20, 2015 09:06 AM (LUgeY)

Open the damn box!

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at October 20, 2015 09:07 AM (RD7QR)

259 So I'm feeling better. At least I don't live near a subterranean dump fire that is burning towards nuclear waste. Heh. Sucks to be St. Louis! Yes, even more than usual. { tip: Drudge }

Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 09:07 AM (e7T6D)

260
Hebrews 13:5 says "I will never leave you or abandon you." Either God means what He says or He is a liar.

Reminds me of the comment (don't know who made it) regarding Jesus' divinity; something along the lines of "Jesus proclaimed Himself to be the Son of God. Now, you can only look at this two ways - either He was right, or He was an utter madman. That's it."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 09:07 AM (X6fMO)

261 My hatred of the Republican Party is boundless.

Boundless, I say.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at October 20, 2015 09:08 AM (u5gzz)

262 but there isn't any real relationship between height and electoral success. that is just an urban legend really.

****


So all the money I spent on stovepipe hats was pointless?

Posted by: Abraham L. Muldoon at October 20, 2015 09:08 AM (NeFrd)

263 I.M. @ 216 "I've been feeling for quite some time now that Canadian voters were not any smarter than American voters. Sadly I was proven far more right than I even feared."

Same here. I think Canadians have been envious of America's whirlwind romance with Obama, and wanted their turn at losing their heads, voting "with their hearts", and having an exciting fling in defiance of sober common sense and other such boring concepts that keep the world running.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at October 20, 2015 09:08 AM (gjLib)

264 I did some quick research on 'the Giver' -- Meryl Streep played the woman at the head of the government, but I can't find out if that was true to the book.

Also, according to some librarian association it is the #1 challenged book they have encountered. D'uh. Revealing liberal utopias as nightmarish antifreedom hellholes will wad some panties.

Posted by: se pa moron at October 20, 2015 09:09 AM (sI4OA)

265 The H1B visa cheerleaders avoid the simple truth that what we get is Clockboy, not any contributors to our common benefit.

I know you cleverboots commenters can use the trope 'you want - you'll get' for a better example.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 20, 2015 09:09 AM (MIKMs)

266 253 jwest, well Jindal is a little short that is true. but there isn't any real relationship between height and electoral success. that is just an urban legend really.

Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 09:06 AM (uZNvH


I know it's not fair or right, but there isn't going to be any man elected president who isn't tall and good looking.

It's the age of celebrity.

Posted by: jwest at October 20, 2015 09:09 AM (Zs4uk)

267 Is that a Trump endorsement jwest?

Posted by: Jean at October 20, 2015 09:11 AM (ztOda)

268 >>Ya know votermom, I liked it a lot better when ole George was keepin' his trap shut.

I note that whenever a Bush opens his trap it's to attack a conservative Republican. But they never criticize any Democrats.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 09:11 AM (O7MnT)

269 The Canadians wanted change. The folks that cheered for ISIS said the same thing once.

Posted by: Roy at October 20, 2015 09:11 AM (VndSC)

270 >>So Justin Trudeau's the "sexiest" politician in the world?


For politicians, the bar for "sexy" is lower - why is that? He looks like your average hockey player.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 20, 2015 09:12 AM (NOIQH)

271 Well, looks like the Canada Option is out of the bailout scenarios planning.

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at October 20, 2015 09:12 AM (1BQGO)

272 As a metaphor, that sounds reasonable. Certainly not "amnesty". Jindal said to build a wall on the HQ podcast.

Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 08:59 AM (uZNvH)

We're beyond even wide gate mode. It's bar the gate and let's get things straightened out.

Posted by: WOPR at October 20, 2015 09:13 AM (LTDSy)

273 jwest, it is the age of celebrity..... and that's why Trump will win... Yuge. I just hope he picks Cruz as his VP, and a good cabinet. Pick 3 things to do, and do them. Not enough time in first term to fix all that Obama and the GOPe have done to us. He'll be busy trying to fight the GOPe in Congress, the Donks and the Federal Courts.... not to mention Yellen will increase interest rates likely right after the election so the new President gets to handle that too. Good times. I think he's up to it. I hope he's up to it.

Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 09:13 AM (e7T6D)

274 I know my countrymen, too. They'll be living in cardboard boxes and eating their own poop before they'll have the humility to admit that MAYYYYYYYBE they made a foolish bet when they elected the Little Prince.

My one consolation, and it's a cold one, is that events in the rest of the world are moving so quickly now, we'll probably be overtaken by war or civilizational collapse before the Little Prince can accomplish much of importance.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at October 20, 2015 08:04 AM (gjLib)


Haha, no, they'll just massivly subsidize something and dump it across the border like they did with wheat in the 1990s under the banner of "free trade", bankrupting American businesses and creating an artificial demand for their product. That's usually good for another 5-10 years of grifting.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 20, 2015 09:14 AM (k9qR4)

275 @260 C S Lewis http://tinyurl.com/ag7klgj

Posted by: Lizabth at October 20, 2015 09:14 AM (3v3uS)

276 >>So Justin Trudeau's the "sexiest" politician in the world?

It's an honor akin to being the safest neighborhood in Camden NJ or having the best sushi in Albuquerque NM.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 09:15 AM (O7MnT)

277 @246

Very disappointing words coming from a supposedly learned man of the cloth. Evidently he forgot 1 Corinthians 13:11.

"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me."

Posted by: Foul Harold at October 20, 2015 09:15 AM (FGvan)

278 My advice to the GOP is stop listening to what people say and listen to what they respond to.

Right now the one person in the world both sides begrudgingly acknowledge for leadership is Putin. People don't want bread and circuses. People want self respect and a feeling of being superior to others.

Billary can promise to pay for your food, your healthcare, and your lifestyle. Billary could be running hot and cold hookers through my door but --and this is a big but-- if I fell beholding to her I don't like her.

People want to feel like they are in control of their own lives. They don't want to think they owe our leaders anything.

Facebook and twitter are full of people saying what I'm saying. I don't need a Chicago politician to tell me what is best for me. So run with that.

Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 09:16 AM (vHzZa)

279 Byron York: Panicked GOPe ready to go to war against Trump

washington examiner link, full of ads bleh
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ panicked-establishment-readies-for-war-against-trump/article/2574454

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 09:17 AM (cbfNE)

280
FS, have you ever read Zealot by Reza Aslan? A very interesting "historical" look at Jesus and the Roman-Jewish world of the time. Respectful of believers, too, even though Aslan admits he doesn't believe in Christ (not surprising, as he was raised Muslim), but does believe in the teacher known as Jesus of Nazareth. He writes that the Resurrection is simply impossible for any historian to treat objectively - either something happened, or it didn't, but that so many of Jesus' disciples went to their death proclaiming Him the Son of God means, at the very least, something extraordinary, whether physical resurrection or leap of faith, occurred three days after His death.

Worth reading, IMO.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 09:17 AM (X6fMO)

281 >>So Justin Trudeau's the "sexiest" politician in the world?

It's an honor akin to being the safest neighborhood in Camden NJ or having the best sushi in Albuquerque NM.


Or being the smartest panelist on 'The View.'

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 09:18 AM (O7MnT)

282 And if you look at the Roman empire as an example, it took them a few centuries to collapse. Not that we shouldn't be working to reverse the inevitable decline, mind you.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 20, 2015 09:18 AM (k9qR4)

283 Despotism is the human baseline.
The power hungry crave it, the masses are too scared to fight it.
Socialism is just despotism with good PR.
Now go outside and play.

Posted by: Ex NYC Peasant at October 20, 2015 09:18 AM (k8tEg)

284 Well my Canadian wife and her entire family are celebrating on Facebook this morning. And my family is all in for Bernie. God help me.

Posted by: Pyrocles at October 20, 2015 09:19 AM (fVOPU)

285
Same here. I think Canadians have been envious of America's whirlwind romance with Obama,


I think the liberals were, and wanted a flashy figurehead of their own.

Enter Rt. Hon. Hipster Douchebag.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 20, 2015 09:19 AM (oVJmc)

286 If He had simply proclaimed himself the son of God and been executed,I doubt the movement would have gone anwhere.Yes,something extraordinary happened,He rose from the dead,

Posted by: steevy at October 20, 2015 09:19 AM (8HTq1)

287 Apparently there is a slew of negative ads ready to go against Trump.
He is an existential threat to the GOP establishment.

Posted by: @votermom at October 20, 2015 09:20 AM (cbfNE)

288 Putin has become a symbol of strength while our leadership has turned into a waffle house.

Boehner's sin isn't that he caves in. Boehner's sin is that he keeps acting out failure theater.

If Boehner was clear about his own intentions he wouldn't be under so much fire. It's this waffling and final concession that have American's put off. People don't like backing a looser and Boehner has been a looser all along.

Stop picking battles you don't want to fight or get out of the way. The worst possible leader is one that is indecisive.

Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 09:20 AM (vHzZa)

289 there is one belief Trump has not yet tested, and that is the political insiders' unshakeable faith that negative ads work.

"I don't think Trump can withstand 10,000 points of smart negative in Iowa and New Hampshire," says one veteran Republican strategist who is not affiliated with any campaign.


The Evil Empire prepares to unleash the power of its fully-armed and operational consultant class.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 09:20 AM (O7MnT)

290 Syria refugee anger leaves Uruguayans jaded


"But after months of the Syrians' complaints about their living conditions and demands to be sent to another country, many Uruguayans in this town and elsewhere have come to see the refugees more as rude, ungrateful guests. This month the 51-year-old Alshebli shocked locals by dousing himself in gasoline in protest, furthering Uruguayans' indignation and sense that this South American nation's humanitarian gesture has gone off the rails."

http://preview.tinyurl.com/q7q3lg6

Uruguay took in 42 Syrian refugees, above the Gitmo releases. Apparently one family feels it is not making enough money.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 20, 2015 09:21 AM (3pRHP)

291
not to mention Yellen will increase interest rates likely right after the election so the new President gets to handle that too.

If Trump is smart, he'll make that observation a part of his campaign: "trust me, when I win, you're going to hear that the country is in terrible shape, our economy is the worst it's been since the Depression, that people are starving in the streets and that our cities are flooded with homeless people - all that crap. And why? Because the Democrats and the media want you to think that I'm responsible for your shitty paycheck, when they've spent the last eight years pissing in your face and calling it rain.

"The media thinks you're stupid. Are you stupid?"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 09:21 AM (X6fMO)

292 " People don't want bread and circuses. People want self respect and a feeling of being superior to others. "

That's true. That was my first big disappointment in GWB - when he didn't realize that after 9/11 people WANTED responsibility and challenges. They were ready for WWII-style "pitching in", Victory Gardens, scrap metal drives, baking cookies for the troops - SOMETHING. Instead he thought they needed to be pacified, and would be satisfied with increasing receipts at the local mall. Stunted and lacking vision.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at October 20, 2015 09:21 AM (gjLib)

293 votermom, the more they tighten their fists ...

Posted by: Jean at October 20, 2015 09:21 AM (ztOda)

294 >>Byron York: Panicked GOPe ready to go to war against Trump


Is there no limit to their idiocy?
They'd rather lose than hove the wrong GOP candidate win.

There's no limit to my contempt for *them*.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 20, 2015 09:22 AM (NOIQH)

295 The people telling you these things are the people who have been lying to you every election that you can remember.

Posted by: Suggested Donald Trump Lines at October 20, 2015 09:22 AM (oVJmc)

296 Trump is an existential threat to them.Of course they will do anything and everything to destroy him.

Posted by: steevy at October 20, 2015 09:23 AM (8HTq1)

297 "When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me."

Things like dreams, aspirations, imagination and hope.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 20, 2015 09:23 AM (2Ojst)

298 Dr. Mabuse

FDR did understand the theatre of it all just like Reagan. Rounding up pots to melt down for scrap was a joke. It made 0 impact on the war. The news reals of it made people feel like they could contribute though.

Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 09:23 AM (vHzZa)

299 The Clock in the Box

Apologies to Dr. Seuss

Look at me
Look at me
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have to know how.

I know it is wet
and the sun is not sunny
But we can have lots of good fun
that is funny.

So I sat in my room
and I pondered my day
There had to be some trick
to get me an "A".

Then I talked to my uncle
the Somali Bablodi
And he offered to help
build a self-timing 'splodey'.

I rushed to the mall
to the Radio Shack
Bought a 10-dollar clock
and then I ran back

I took out its guts
found an old pencil box
And that's how I invented
the pencil box clock.

I took it to school
But here's the real trick
I first had to take out
The dynamite stick.

So you can find magic
wherever you walk
All you need is a dream
And a 10-dollar clock.







Posted by: Abraham L. Muldoon at October 20, 2015 09:23 AM (NeFrd)

300 293 votermom, the more they tighten their fists ...
Posted by: Jean at October 20, 2015 09:21 AM (ztOda)

...the more star systems will slip through their fingers.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 20, 2015 09:24 AM (2Ojst)

301 Stop picking battles you don't want to fight or get out of the way. The worst possible leader is one that is indecisive.

I don't think Boehner is indecisive. When he wants something ... like changing the law so megabanks can gamble in derivatives with taxpayers money, or getting Obamatrade through... he is very decisive.

It's when he doesn't want to do what the base wants that he "waffles," and ends up doing Failure Theater.

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 09:24 AM (O7MnT)

302 Honest Abe hat off.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 20, 2015 09:24 AM (NeFrd)

303 Suggested Donald Trump Lines

Yep they lie and we buy because we are programmed to do it. Rather then bitch about the other sides tactics why not use them for our own ends.

Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 09:24 AM (vHzZa)

304 @291
If the economy must crater due to artificially depressed interest rates /QE I pray that the crater occurs prior to January 2017, pour encourager les autres.

Posted by: Ex NYC Peasant at October 20, 2015 09:25 AM (k8tEg)

305 V the K:
He comes off as indecisive because of failure theatre. He'd be better served to say no up front and explain his reasons.

Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 09:26 AM (vHzZa)

306 FS, have you ever read Zealot by Reza Aslan? A very interesting "historical" look at Jesus and the Roman-Jewish world of the time.

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

I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole. It ranks with the Killing X books that O'Reilly pumps out. Aslan picks and chooses scriptures to make his point. And his point that Jesus is this standard Jewish zealot is meant to indirectly make Mohammed look better.

Posted by: WOPR at October 20, 2015 09:26 AM (LTDSy)

307 Posted by: Foul Harold at October 20, 2015 09:15 AM (FGvan

"Unless you become as a child...." are the worlds of Jesus himself.

The church has always had troubles. The hierarchy has beens corrupt. God won't give up on the church and the gates of hell won't prevail against it. These are disappointing words? Ooooookay then

Where are you going to go-to someone who will restore the "purity of the church" or with Jesus?Is Jesus not in the Eucharist?Iisn't that what your faith says?. Are not the words of scripture "He is in you iis greater than he that is within the world."
Exercise your faith. :^)

Have to go now

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 09:26 AM (GERXL)

308 The Canada news, for me, is nearly as depressing for me as any of the news that is happening down here, below the permafrost. I don't know why, the Canucks are more British than they are American... all nice and polite and dense.

But on the good side... Finally! Hunters shoot moose in a zoo. If there was ever an issue to galvanize the gun control lot...

Were these guys Canucks?


Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at October 20, 2015 09:27 AM (BZAd3)

309 @297

The Importance of Lowering Expectations

http://tinyurl.com/q7pv5vc

Posted by: Foul Harold at October 20, 2015 09:27 AM (FGvan)

310 Sorry "In the world-not within the world."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 09:28 AM (GERXL)

311 298 bestie21 - But that's important. Mark Steyn wrote a long time ago (well, during the early Iraq war - it seems a long time now) that there was just too much "professionalizing" of the war, to the point where people at home had no sense of really being involved. It was all "Just leave it to the pros", and so the war wasn't something that we were all in together. It was just bad news from far away, but no feeling that it really had any involvement in normal people's daily life. The only people really involved were the actual soldiers, and their families - it wasn't a common cause that all Americans were experiencing.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at October 20, 2015 09:28 AM (gjLib)

312 If He had simply proclaimed himself the son of God and been executed,I doubt the movement would have gone anwhere.Yes,something extraordinary happened,He rose from the dead,

And that was merely the closing act of His incredible life. There has never been anyone who's had such a positive impact on the world, which is itself a miracle.

We even set our watches by Him.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 20, 2015 09:28 AM (LUgeY)

313 When is the first scheduled Fed meeting after the inauguration - because thats when the Brutus knifes Trump and establishment gets their revenge? So watch the short selling opportunities in the week prior, and make sure you're in a safe harbor.

Posted by: Jean at October 20, 2015 09:28 AM (ztOda)

314 It may have been Thatcher who came up with the excellent observation about socialists and other people's money. But it seems women are much more likely to buy into false sob stories run by the media or politicians, and enthusiastically consent to such policies. They are doing this out of a compassionate impulse, but they don't pull back and realize a) it's usually a con, as with th syrians b) there are other alternatives c) it's unethical, and controlled by unethical people.

Look at Germany and Merkel. And mayor Henriette Reke stabbed yesterday, merrily seeding refugees in various parts of the country.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 20, 2015 09:29 AM (VJ3W8)

315 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 09:17 AM (X6fMO)

I haven't read that. Thx for the recommendation.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 20, 2015 09:29 AM (GERXL)

316 "81
I don't understand why Jindal doesn't get more coverage or support. He
is conservative, has a great story, and is downright brilliant.


Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 07:59 AM (uZNvH)"

I don't understand it either. The only explanation I keep coming back to is that we are not a serious people and that does not just apply to the fools who voted to give President Creased Trousers four more years to wreck the economy and generate calamity around the world. What kind of people nominated John McCain in the first place? What kind of people hire Steven Schmidt and listen seriously to what he has to say? What kind of people don't understand that building a fence on the southern border is not about that being the solution to all immigration problems but a prerequisite to people listening to anything else you have to say on the subject?

We are not a serious people and Bobby Jindal does not have a chance in this election. We deserve what we will get and what we will get is going to be unpleasant in the extreme.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at October 20, 2015 09:29 AM (QHgTq)

317 "Facebook and twitter are full of people saying what I'm saying. I don't need a Chicago politician to tell me what is best for me. So run with that."

well said, here's the voice of a countryman

Posted by: Feh at October 20, 2015 09:30 AM (KAUvb)

318 "why Jindal doesn't get"

because he isn't good-looking

Posted by: Feh at October 20, 2015 09:30 AM (KAUvb)

319 @307

My faith in the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit is accepting as in a child. My observations of the worldly institution of the church run by fallen human beings is as a rational adult looking out for the best interests of my family and community.

Posted by: Foul Harold at October 20, 2015 09:31 AM (FGvan)

320 The official narrative of the hunt for and killing of bin Laden at first seemed like a clear portrait, but in effect it was more like a composite sketch from multiple perspectives: the Pentagon, the White House and the C.I.A. And when you studied that sketch a little more closely, not everything looked quite right. Almost immediately, the administration had to correct some of the most significant details of the raid. Bin Laden had not been "engaged in a firefight," as the deputy national-security adviser, John Brennan, initially told reporters; he'd been unarmed. Nor had he used one of his wives as a human shield. The president and his senior advisers hadn't been watching a "live feed" of the raid in the Situation Room; the operation had not been captured on helmet-cams. But there were also some more unsettling questions about how the whole story had been constructed. Schmidle acknowledged after his article was published that he had never actually spoken with any of the 23 SEALs. Some details of Bissonnette's account of the raid contradicted those of another ex-SEAL, Robert O'Neill, who claimed in Esquire and on Fox News to have fired the fatal bullet. Public officials with security clearances told reporters that the torture scenes that were so realistically depicted in "Zero Dark Thirty" had not in fact played any role in helping us find bin Laden.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at October 20, 2015 09:31 AM (e8kgV)

321 @291... Poppins.. Trump acknowledged the risk that the FED would increase rates right after the election in the Fox Sunday interview with Wallace. He knows.

Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 09:32 AM (e7T6D)

322 The church has always had troubles. The hierarchy has beens corrupt. God won't give up on the church and the gates of hell won't prevail against it.

Clearly not awake yet. Read that as "the goats of hell".

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 20, 2015 09:32 AM (9krrF)

323 Australian Mining Company adds driverless trucks to its fleet.

http://tinyurl.com/nmap9d3

Posted by: V the K at October 20, 2015 09:32 AM (O7MnT)

324 Let me get this straight: It was imperative that Trump sign a GOP "Loyalty Plege" to agree that should he *not* win the nomination, he would not screw the party by running as an independent.

However, with Trump looking like the possible candidate because of his months of high poll numbers (which could go south at any time), the GOP is prepping ads to torpedo his candidacy.

They're poking the wrong bear, these guys.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 20, 2015 09:32 AM (NOIQH)

325 My faith in the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit is accepting as in a child. My observations of the worldly institution of the church run by fallen human beings is as a rational adult looking out for the best interests of my family and community.

Posted by: Foul Harold


You're clearly where I am: In God we trust, everyone else is a tricky SOB who I keep my eye on.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 20, 2015 09:33 AM (9krrF)

326 They're poking the wrong bear, these guys.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 20, 2015 09:32 AM (NOIQH)


Yep. And I don't think he's going to take it lying down if they manage to put one of the establishment squishes up as the nominee.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 09:34 AM (HalrA)

327 Canadians sell their freedom cheap.

Posted by: maddogg at October 20, 2015 09:34 AM (xWW96)

328
So, does Justin Trudeau look like Mick Jagger? LOL

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 20, 2015 09:34 AM (iQIUe)

329 "When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me."

Obligatory soundtrack -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-X_M1oXXKY

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 20, 2015 09:34 AM (LUgeY)

330 Centrist Justin Trudeau

Is how the WSJ describes him.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 20, 2015 09:35 AM (gyKtp)

331 if Trump is defeated, and some (D) variety of socialist is elected again, then the GOPe wins either way. again:

socialists = communists
democrats = socialists
GOPe = democratic socialists

our political class is a bunch of in-bred cocktail authoritarians

Posted by: Feh at October 20, 2015 09:35 AM (KAUvb)

332 Canadians sell their freedom cheap.

Posted by: maddogg


The buying price is high. The selling price is low. 'twas always thus.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 20, 2015 09:35 AM (9krrF)

333 Poppins.. Trump acknowledged the risk that the FED would increase rates right after the election in the Fox Sunday interview with Wallace. He knows.
Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 09:32 AM (e7T6D)
Not at all a slam on you, Toonces, but. . .that's all well and good for the political junkies. Trump's got to pound that into people's skulls like Ike on Tina.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 09:36 AM (X6fMO)

334 So, does Justin Trudeau look like Mick Jagger? LOLPosted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 20, 2015 09:34 AM

I was thinking more Jim Morrison of the Doors and indecent exposure infamy.

Posted by: se pa moron at October 20, 2015 09:36 AM (sI4OA)

335 I see a WSJ excerpt calling it a "centrist party"

Posted by: Feh at October 20, 2015 09:36 AM (KAUvb)

336 What happened to weaselzippers? Rahm's ugly mug has been stuck there for days.

--

I've gotten that, too, a couple times in the last month or so. It won't refresh. Yesterday was one of those days. I had to clear out my history, then it updated.

Posted by: Lady in Black.....sigh at October 20, 2015 09:37 AM (pVkEV)

337 The Importance of Lowering Expectations

http://tinyurl.com/q7pv5vc
Posted by: Foul Harold at October 20, 2015 09:27 AM (FGvan)

It's a good article, the part that I read anyway. I never wanted to be anything unrealistic like a Macross, I just hoped that maybe someday life would be something less than a miserable, soul-crushing, pointless, shitty, painful clusterfuck.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 20, 2015 09:37 AM (2Ojst)

338
if Trump is defeated, and some (D) variety of socialist is elected again, then the GOPe wins either way. again:


Yes, that's important to note. The political class's order of preference has a conservative, ANY real conservative, dead last, because that's a threat to their Gravy Train.

Posted by: Suggested Donald Trump Lines at October 20, 2015 09:37 AM (oVJmc)

339 The Greeks elected a pretty boy leftist too. How's that working out for them? I would ask the Greeks, but most of them can't afford to pay for their internet access.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at October 20, 2015 09:37 AM (ppaKI)

340 >>Yep. And I don't think he's going to take it lying down if they manage to put one of the establishment squishes up as the nominee.


It makes the betrayal that much more outrageous. They changed the rules to ensnare him into agreeing to be loyal to the party, while they are doing everything they can to stab him in the back.

I suppose it's not surprising given they've been stabbing their own voters, small dollar donors in the back for years, it's just the audacity.
This is a most public suicide.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 20, 2015 09:38 AM (NOIQH)

341 Macross pilot, I meant.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 20, 2015 09:38 AM (2Ojst)

342 Boston Herald/Franklin Pierce Univ GOP NH poll just released. Top 3 are Trump, 28%, Carson 16%, Fiorina, 10%.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 20, 2015 09:38 AM (2cS/G)

343 335
I see a WSJ excerpt calling it a "centrist party"





Posted by: Feh at October 20, 2015 09:36 AM (KAUvb)


In the world that the media creates, everything that serves The Narrative is moderate, everything that could possibly oppose it is extreme. People want to be thought of well (the eternal bane of civilization), so they cleave to the "moderate" position no matter how much they inwardly rebel against it. Because greater minds have thought it through, or so they are lead to believe.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 09:38 AM (HalrA)

344 Poutine causes brain damage. Well, there goes the neighbourhood, eh?

Posted by: Gitchigoomee Smurf at October 20, 2015 09:39 AM (qjyQp)

345 @333.... Agreed on pounding and I am hoping he will. Especially if he gets the nomination, that drum needs to beat loud and clear that things will be reported as getting worse because the media have been lying for 8 years. Things will improve for everyone with Trump's economy. I hope he gets good people around him to help with the messaging. It will be interesting to see how he does.

Posted by: Toonces the Cat at October 20, 2015 09:40 AM (e7T6D)

346 341
Macross pilot, I meant.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 20, 2015 09:38 AM (2Ojst)


Bah. When one dream breaks, you make a new one. I used to want to be Scotty. I didn't take to math very well when I was younger, so I'm not going to be inventing the warp drive. I dreamed of starting my own business. Reality never gave me the means. I dreamed of going to college and going into the medical field. Obamacare killed my degree field right as I got out. I dreamed of moving to Texas, starting over, and getting a job in tech Success.

Live, love, hope, dream, dare, do. It drives the joyless assholes who want to break you down into a serf right out of their skulls.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 09:41 AM (HalrA)

347 Thank you, Muldoon. Needed a chuckle this morning.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 20, 2015 09:42 AM (MIKMs)

348 Centrist Justin Trudeau

Is how the WSJ describes him.
Posted by: GnuBreed


The center keeps moving leftward.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 20, 2015 09:42 AM (FkBIv)

349 @325

Ha! When I worked in Navy intel we had a patch that said, "In God we trust. All others we monitor."

Posted by: Foul Harold at October 20, 2015 09:43 AM (FGvan)

350 @235 "I will never leave you or abandon you."

1 Samuel 8. And the LORD said unto Samuel, "they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me."

Compare and contrast.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 20, 2015 09:44 AM (xq1UY)

351 Basically Cruz didn't kiss the ring with enough fervor or something.
Posted by: MTF at October 20, 2015 07:24 AM (TxJGV)

I was a W supporter to the end of his term, when seemingly no one else was, because I thought the man had integrity and decency. Over time, I've learned to dislike him--a little at first and now a whole helluva lot. Like other Establishment Republicans, he goes after conservative Republicans with a fervor but continues to play nice with the neo-Marxist weasels on the Left.

To hell with George W. Bush. And his brother. And his father. And his incredibly ugly, bug-eyedmother too, while I"m thinking about it.

Posted by: troyriser at October 20, 2015 09:47 AM (cCEFD)

352 Nude art.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 20, 2015 09:47 AM (X6fMO)

353 I knew I picked the right side in the upcoming Civil War.

Team Iron Man!!!


http://tinyurl.com/na9dft6


In the latest issue of Marvel's revamped Captain America, the iconic superhero takes on a group of right-wing conservatives trying to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the border.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 20, 2015 09:48 AM (fWAjv)

354 It should be interesting when the 'also rans' face reality and start dropping out.
Huckabee
Christie
Santorum
Kasich
Rand Paul
Patacki
Jindal
Gilmore
Graham
All together they garner around 10%.

Posted by: se pa moron at October 20, 2015 09:49 AM (sI4OA)

355 It always amazes me to hear people talk about Trump as if he's different from the current GOP. The only thing he's saying that's slightly different from the GOP is immigration, and even that isn't really different, the GOP was saying the same things Trump is saying now during Bush 43's admin, the only difference is that the GOP decided to be honest about their tough talk on immigration being bullshit, if Trump somehow manages to get elected his business buddies will buy him off just like the bought the GOP.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at October 20, 2015 09:51 AM (VviqM)

356 When the Overton window gets far enough left, Stalin will be a "centrist".

Posted by: maddogg at October 20, 2015 09:51 AM (xWW96)

357 Troyriser:

I met Bush 41 at a conservative location in my area. When he walked in the room the first thought that came to mind was, 'Why did he bring his mother with him?'

Posted by: se pa moron at October 20, 2015 09:54 AM (sI4OA)

358 http://tinyurl.com/pw62rve

If your are in the Washington area, you might be interested. I have enjoyed listening to Ed Walker for years.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 20, 2015 09:57 AM (l3vZN)

359 it wasn't a common cause that all Americans were experiencing.

Dr. Mabuse I would also argue that the Iraqis never felt the true pain of war. We turned Germany and Japan into smoldering wastes. We have tons of anecdotes about suffereing Iraquis but it was nothing like the last 30 days of the third reich.

People harp of the bomber campaign but I think the bombers opened up the complacency of both Germany and Japan to surrender. Germany in particular suffered horrendously in the east once the Russian's came to grips with the mother land.

That kind of trauma on a society was demostrated by America only once before during the civil war. Those folks laid down arms and went home when told to do so to.

Iraq on the other hand suffered superficial damage to a ruling class that was distant from everyday people. Schwarzkopf and Powell both advised against continuing action in Gulf War I and I think it was precisely for this reason.

Schwarzkopf in particular said something like: if you want to fight then win. Winning means winning at any cost. Schwarzkopf and Powell both knew -- I believe-- that the American people could not bare the collateral damage that a war encompasses. Gulf War I ended with hand wringing over the "Highway of Death".

How many German's died in the same scenario after the breakout from the Falaise Pocket? At the time though the American people had their hackles up.

There weren't the same hackles being raised during Gulf War I. There wasn't really that level of commitment after 911/Gulf War II.

We can't fight our own wars anymore because we can buy hungry man dinners for 5 bucks and microwave them. Every person in this country that wants to can have a job and live comfortably. Why would they want to go off and fight some war that Bernie Sanders says only provided more money to the rich.

So we have a drone program and maybe in 50 years we just send killer robots to kill their killer robots. It seems to me that comes back to a balance of power ala pre-1914. If we kill all their robots then we get concessions or vice versa otherwise the voters suffer.

Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 10:01 AM (vHzZa)

360 America's hat

I think it's America's toque

Or touque. However they spell it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 20, 2015 10:01 AM (r9tFS)

361 287
Apparently there is a slew of negative ads ready to go against Trump.

He is an existential threat to the GOP establishment.


Yeah he is, but he is also a threat to *conservatism*.

Trump is not a conservative and if Trump should win, he wouldn't usher in a new era of conservatism. He would usher in an era of Trumpism. Which is, evidently, whatever he thinks is a good idea, based on whatever random neurons are firing in his brain at the moment, and belittling everyone who disagrees with him.

How about if we find someone who isn't just a shallow demagogue to carry the banner of conservatism? I think people like Jindal and Cruz are a good first step in that direction. They aren't perfect but they are far more serious people than Donald "you're a doodyhead" Trump

Posted by: chemjeff at October 20, 2015 10:01 AM (uZNvH)

362 Hopefully the entire town of F**kstainboro, VT will move north !!!!!

Posted by: Mary Comestien from F**kstainboro, VT at October 20, 2015 10:07 AM (0AFga)

363 The wall's purpose would be to keep the crazies from below the 49th confined to their taco-rich playpen.

Posted by: thespellingpolice at October 20, 2015 10:12 AM (6NIyO)

364 Oh! Comprehension comes at last. You and your cliquish secret language of epithets and signals.

America's Hat = Canada, f'n duh.
And Ryan said a wall on Canadian border is a valid subject of discussion.

Now you make sense. If this puzzling place were a crossword, I'd win.

Posted by: bour3 at October 20, 2015 10:29 AM (5x3+2)

365 If you think that Putin thinks Obama is a weakling ,just wait for him to set up a exploratory military camp or two in Canada's far north to test the son of Trudeau.

Posted by: rufusrastasjohnsonbrown at October 20, 2015 10:31 AM (Dz+P9)

366 Saw this on another thread- well documented Trudeau links to Islam. God help Canada.

http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x384xvz

Posted by: parteagirl at October 20, 2015 10:33 AM (K0jlM)

367 bestie21 - "We can't fight our own wars anymore because we can buy hungry man dinners for 5 bucks and microwave them." Maybe that's part of the reason for FDR's program to involve people in, as you say, essentially trivial exercises on the home front. Maybe it was mostly feel-good morale-boosting, but maybe it was also a way of making people at home feel they had skin in the game. This actually made a difference in their day-to-day life; they'd sacrificed something, and their lives were *tangibly* different from what they were before the war. It tends to stiffen resolve, if you feel that you've invested something in a project; it's not so easy just to drop it and walk away. Since Vietnam, it HAS been easy. Regular people don't experience any before-or-after change in their lives when a war is just inconclusively dropped. It's as if it never happened at all.

"There weren't the same hackles being raised during Gulf War I. There wasn't really that level of commitment after 911/Gulf War II." Well, maybe that's where leadership comes in. Perhaps that sort of feeling has to be *created*, or it will be too easy to just to assume the experts will take care of it. Like leaving the side gate open, going to work, and by the time you come home, the pool guy has taken care of your filter problem. Fighting and winning at any cost isn't something that just comes naturally, and if you want to do it, it requires a lot more than some lit candles and hugs at memorial services. WWII required propaganda, it wasn't something government did just out of spite. I've never seen anything like that on our side in my lifetime.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at October 20, 2015 11:16 AM (gjLib)

368 Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 10:01 AM (vHzZa)

I've noted before that the modern idea that a countries populace is NOT at least complicit in what their government does, goes against the very foundations of the US ... is that the country is WE the People.

Sadly, like a spanked child, you MUST punish the people of a country for what its government does... or they will just allow it to happen again.

Note, the ONLY wars the US has really won... that actually solved the problems... were total wars...

Any rational reading of history shows this...

Hell... I am a proponent of brining back the idea of the Punishment raid... you go in, destroy their infrastructure, kill their economy, then LEAVE... if they don't moderate their behavior? Rinse... repeat....

Posted by: BB Wolf at October 20, 2015 11:43 AM (qh617)

369 Posted by: bestie21 at October 20, 2015 10:01 AM (vHzZa)

Schwarzkopf and Powell had a HUGE policy difference on this subject...

The plans were in place to go forward... all of us were REALLY surprised to be told to stop...

We had already destroyed all the major combat formations of the Iraqi's... and had allies on the ground.... there would have been minimal US Pain to continue...

The rumors in the field was that there were HUGE policy differences between the Gen. and Washington... and that there were even threats of resignation floating around...

Note, he resigned soon after he got us home...

Posted by: BB Wolf, proud Holder of the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal at October 20, 2015 11:55 AM (qh617)

370 #2
Marvelous!

Posted by: the Butcher at October 20, 2015 12:08 PM (fUjxW)

371 Ref comment # 134
{...} The media convinced people that being a muddle-headed fuckwit was
moderate, so everyone promptly booted reason to the curb so they could
be seen as good for actually giving fucking moonbat insanity the time of
day instead of rejecting it.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at October 20, 2015 08:23 AM (J+mig)
= = = = = = =
And juuust thinnnk: one of the Promoted Goals of Common Core is to teach our children to "reach consensus".

NOT "to reason things out". NOT "to seek truth". NOT "to weigh options and probabilities", or "to analyze results and correct your course of action accordingly".

Naaah, bro. All that counts is that you and me and somebody else agree on something. That makes it, like, "Real", and "True", Man. It's, like, *Science*, even. Because we agreed. (And it's mostest-bestest if our consensus is in accord with the Benevolent Better Beings of Washington DC -- whose ONLY desire is to make things better for we the sheeple... the under-served... they want to SERVE us, indeedy they do!) (*)


(*) [You're correct, that *IS* a reference to "It's a cookbook!!"]

Posted by: Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah at October 20, 2015 03:43 PM (g7jhK)

372 Tick tock the hands of the clock reach towards midnight!


We are so boned, there aren't the words in the English language to capture the degree of bonedness!!

Posted by: Hrothgar's Grandfather's Clock at October 20, 2015 05:33 PM (ftVQq)

373 By Joseph R. Sizoo, former President of New Brunswick Theological Seminary, the oldest seminary in the United States-Quoted in "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie

Years ago, in a day of uncertainty and disillusionment, when my whole life seemed to be overwhelmed by forces outside of my control, one morning quite casually I opened my New Testament and my eyes fell on this sentence, "He that hath sent me is with me-the father hath not left me alone." (John 8:29). My life has never been the same since that hour. Everything for me has been different after that. I suppose not a day has passed that I have not repeated it to myself. Many have come to me for counseling during those years, and I have always sent them away with this sustaining sentence.. Ever since that hour when my eyes fell upon it, I have lived by this sentence. I have walked with it and found in it my peace and strength. To me it is the very essence of religion. It lies at the rock bottom of everything that makes life worth living. It is the Golden Text of my life.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 21, 2015 09:20 AM (MLWQG)

374 Stop, look, and listen to how much influence Donald Trump has had ALREADY on the national political landscape.


YUGE.

Trump '16 or doom.


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