RNC: On Second Thought, We Need At Least One More Debate

I'm so old I remember when the RNC thought too many debates was part of the problem. Now it seems not enough debates are. So mark January 14th on your calendars for another debate on Fox Business.

This is an interesting development to say the least. Earlier this year the RNC had a very different feeling about the number of debates.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in an interview Thursday that he regarded the 2012 debates as “an embarrassment and ridiculous” for the party.

“It was like a dog-and-pony show,” he said. “I think debates are important, but just because you’re a good debater doesn’t mean you’re going to be a good president. It’s just too much of an importance on debating.”

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“I’m trying to limit the opportunity we have to kill each other,” he said. “I’ve always tried to be a person that sells what I control. I don’t like to sell things I don’t control. I don’t control people’s mouths, that’s for sure, but what I do control is the length of time we have to kill each other.”

Huh.

Whatever could have changed the Chairman's mind?

Ohhhhhh right.

If you look at the Real Clear Politics national and early state polling averages and compare them to the dates of the four debates so far, you'll see there's some correlation between debates and the movement in polling. After benefiting greatly from first debate Trump has taken a hit after the last two (before rebounding) so this may not make much difference to him. What you really see is Marco Rubio tends to benefit from these events.

I wonder if the GOP has any interest in continuing that trend. Some seem to think so.

Another top campaign staffer, speaking on the condition of anonymity, accused the RNC of pandering to the establishment.

"My opinion is that this is panic in reaction to the unintended consequences of their decision to try and narrow the debates to begin with," he said.

"When they reduced the number of debates at the time, the thought was there would be an establishment leader. But now that the election's been turned on its head, with [Donald] Trump and [Ted] Cruz leading, now the establishment is panicking," he added.

Have you noticed the really odd thing about these debates is that Rubio hasn't been asked about his support for amnesty. Of course now that he's developed a plan for answering this topic, pretend he and Ted Cruz are two peas in a pod when it comes to amnesty, I'm sure he'll get a nice softball about it.

This is a risky move by the RNC. They are essentially now betting that it's better to try and take Trump down than worry he'll feel he's been treated unfairly and run as an independent.

The other gamble is that Rubio does much better than Cruz. Cruz certainly has benefited from the debates as well so he might manage to keep pace with any gains Rubio makes. And what if the next few debates devolve into a nasty Cruz-Rubio battle that Trump is able to stay out of and potentially benefit from ("look at these two politicians fighting over scraps. I'm focused on doing what I do...winning and winning for you!")?

So far the RNC's efforts to fight the last war by shortening the primary season and limiting debates (until they expanded them) have led to Trump. I'm not sure why they or anyone should think they suddenly have the right answer (from their perspective). But the fact that they are changing the rules in the middle of the game is telling.

They are scared and not just of Trump.


Added thought: They have announced the criteria for making the cut for this debate. Want to bet it's the most stringent yet? They will do whatever they have to make sure Rubio gets the maximum amount of time.

Posted by: DrewM. at 09:21 AM




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1 Maybe?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 09:22 AM (WVsWD)

2 Muchas Gracias para el Primero!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 09:22 AM (WVsWD)

3 Nice, more Sandra Smith and Trish Regan.

Posted by: always look on the bright side ... at December 09, 2015 09:24 AM (2WoCi)

4 Possibilty of some to skip this debate, Trump among them.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 09:24 AM (WVsWD)

5 They can fiddle all they want, but their Rome will still burn.

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 09:24 AM (RGla5)

6 Trump should do his own event to compete.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 09:25 AM (oVJmc)

7 They should be scared.

They're fucking traitors.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 09, 2015 09:25 AM (u5gzz)

8 I'm so old I remember when the RNC thought too many debates was part of the problem. Now it seems not enough debates are.


Comment b4 read all; the problem isn't the number of debates. It is allowing the enemy to do your debates for you.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 09, 2015 09:26 AM (t2KH5)

9
And the donks have none? They shd have one with the BLM hiding in the audience who will rush the stage and scream their little hearts out at the mean white people.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 09:26 AM (iQIUe)

10 Trump, on stage, with a TiVo showing the other candidates debating on the other network. He pauses them and comments like MST3K.

Ratings gold, baby.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 09:26 AM (oVJmc)

11
Goalposts on the Roomba.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 09, 2015 09:27 AM (gwpf+)

12 Given Rubio's recent Senate votes (hey he actually showed up for a few), they should be scared to have Cruz and Paul on the same debate stage with Rubio. GOPe are f'ing morons.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:27 AM (MbrzC)

13 Trump should do his own event to compete.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 09:25 AM (oVJmc)

You are right. He should and I bet Cruz and a couple others would join him. It would over shadow the gopErs in every way.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (WVsWD)

14 Maybe the RNC is aware of Trump's -30 net favorable rating and is desperately trying to keep Bill Clinton's best friend from handing the presidency to Hillary and the senate to the Democrats?

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (c8V4N)

15 I hope they are afraid of me.

Posted by: freaked at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (uVnop)

16 10 Trump, on stage, with a TiVo showing the other candidates debating on the other network. He pauses them and comments like MST3K.

Ratings gold, baby.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 09:26 AM (oVJmc)
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Certainly entertaining.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (MbrzC)

17 What's the most direct and effective way for me to personally inform a GOP official to either defend the constitution or assume the position?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (nuVKV)

18
Better than a debate to evaluate candidates:

cage match
chess match
arm wrestle
bake off
shoot baskets
softball

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 09:29 AM (iQIUe)

19 Agree with Pappy - Trump is steering the ship, and he could have a lot of fun with this. Live tweet the debate or something.

Interesting thought...Trump floated the third party run balloon the other day, and this extra debate is just more evidence that he isn't being treated fairly by the GOPe...so are we seeing something happen here?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at December 09, 2015 09:29 AM (eytER)

20 Maybe they should try a dance-off?

Posted by: YesThatBlackOrchid at December 09, 2015 09:29 AM (Vz7fy)

21 So I'm guessing either they want an additional debate for after Trump has dropped out/gone 3rd party?

Or, they need one more debate in which they coordinate w/the moderators to take out Trump?

For some reason, I can't think of any *positive* reason the RNC would do this.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 09:29 AM (NOIQH)

22 GOPe will add another to be hosted jointly by DailyKos and MSNBC.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 09:29 AM (fWAjv)

23 Good analysis, Drew. I've talked to way too many normally intelligent people who see Rubio in a debate and are won over because he is cute, cuddly, and glib. But ultimately I don't think he's a threat to Cruz or Trump. His record on amnesty really is terrible.

Posted by: Emily at December 09, 2015 09:29 AM (7Rn+/)

24 The Republican party, lol. Useless breathers.

Posted by: SFgoth at December 09, 2015 09:30 AM (6iw++)

25 Six terrorists attacks, six countries, nearly 600 killed in the past 60 days.

Now my math skills may be a little stronger than the average Americans, but extending the debates only betters the odds for Trump.

Exponential increase is exponential.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 09, 2015 09:30 AM (7v/r5)

26 Ballsac seems itchy. Perhaps Gold Bond...?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 09:30 AM (oVJmc)

27 Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (WVsWD)
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I bet they could get Huck and Carson to come along too, if they really wanted to do such, though I doubt they do.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:30 AM (MbrzC)

28 For some reason, I can't think of any *positive* reason the RNC would do this.

And I can't think of any reason for The Donald to participate, can anyone? Just to keep turning the shiv, if possible?

Posted by: YesThatBlackOrchid at December 09, 2015 09:30 AM (Vz7fy)

29 This is a risky move by the RNC. They are essentially now betting that it's better to try and take Trump down than worry he'll feel he's been treated unfairly and run as an independent.

I'm still trying to grok the notion of the party elite taking out the clear front-runner.

Further evidence, as if we needed any, that they earned their "Party of Stoopid" moniker honestly. May they Whig away sooner rather than later.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 09:30 AM (LUgeY)

30 Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (c8V4N)

Or maybe they are aware that a bunch of the base and the electorate they claim to want to reach is waking up to their duplicity and want to put them in their place.

Oh, and fuck off, troll.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at December 09, 2015 09:30 AM (eytER)

31 "He pauses them and comments like MST3K."

Haha, now that would be hilarious.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 09:31 AM (Kqit+)

32 26 Ballsac seems itchy. Perhaps Gold Bond...?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 09:30 AM (oVJmc)
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Does being itchy make one super repetitive?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:31 AM (MbrzC)

33 I don't think Trump is worried about these debates any longer. He's memorized his 5 empty phrases and can repeat them on demand.

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:32 AM (c8V4N)

34 Yes I heard Trump talking about running third party and I was really confused as to why he'd be floating that now, when he's significantly leading in polling? It's deeply strange.

Hey guys this is how elections work when they're NOT just formalities! duhhhh

Posted by: YesThatBlackOrchid at December 09, 2015 09:32 AM (Vz7fy)

35 The GOP is maneuvering to get Hillary elected.If they can't have one of their boys they rather have her.

Posted by: steevy at December 09, 2015 09:32 AM (8HTq1)

36 Bringing this over from the EMT, as Willowed I was:

I am half convinced that Bonnie and Frook got a panicked call stating: "so and so is a plant, you've been compromised" and they decided to move things up on the first target they had.
It would explain why the FBI was uninterested in the crime scenes, they had it all.
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I've been wondering about this myself. Who is the country's largest provider of explosives that don't 'splode?

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at December 09, 2015 09:33 AM (bA+CL)

37 Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (c8V4N)

Trying to figure out why a sock puppet needs a sock puppet.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 09:33 AM (WVsWD)

38 Why on earth would anyone support Marco Rubio? His severe character issues aside, what has the man actually achieved? We already suffered through the presidency of one over-ambitious first-term Senator, why would the RNC want us to relive this disaster?

After this primary season, heads need to roll at the RNC. Incredible mismanagement. Just horrible political judgement!

Posted by: Begonia at December 09, 2015 09:34 AM (4XO1O)

39 35 The GOP is maneuvering to get Hillary elected.If they can't have one of their boys they rather have her.

Posted by: steevy at December 09, 2015 09:32 AM (8HTq1)
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Has always been the case, to them it's 6 in one, 1/2 dozen of the other.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:34 AM (MbrzC)

40 what are those empty Dem sayings again? I think by now we all know them by heart:

"Working hard for YOU" = taking your money and giving some of it away
"For the little guy" = taking your money and giving a tiny bit of it away
"Hope and change" = taking your money and giving a bit of the change away
"New ideas/progress/future blah-blah" = OMG we are really going to take a lot of your money now! and give it to our friends!

Posted by: YesThatBlackOrchid at December 09, 2015 09:35 AM (Vz7fy)

41 Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:32 AM (c8V4N)

Just think of those "5 empty phrases" as acts of love baybee!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 09:35 AM (WVsWD)

42 33 I don't think Trump is worried about these debates any longer. He's memorized his 5 empty phrases and can repeat them on demand.
Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:32 AM (c8V4N)

Oh my goodness! Ethyl did you hear what Phyllis said about Mr Trump? Golly Phyllis you're ruthless.
Oh BINGO! Bingo!

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 09, 2015 09:35 AM (nuVKV)

43
I'm still trying to grok the notion of the party elite taking out the clear front-runner.


That's the biggest thing actually going on here.

You know, GOP, we voters out here see you telling us that we're not allowed to pick the candidate and YOU will pick the candidate.

We're not stupid. We see your shit. And you don't care.

YOU. ARE. FLIPPING. US. OFF. And you want us to support you?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 09:35 AM (oVJmc)

44 "He pauses them and comments like MST3K."

Haha, now that would be hilarious.
Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 09:31 AM (Kqit+)


I vote for this!!!

Posted by: Lea at December 09, 2015 09:35 AM (lIU4e)

45 35 The GOP is maneuvering to get Hillary elected.If they can't have one of their boys they rather have her.

If the GOP was trying to get Hillary elected they wouldn't be trying to stop Trump.

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:36 AM (c8V4N)

46 Anyone else have Trump fatigue?
I know that's part of the strategy of making everything he says and does big news and controversial, etc., just like they did with Palin. And he's happy to feed the MSM beast while playing them.
Need a break....

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 09:36 AM (NOIQH)

47 Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (c8V4N)

Phyllis Ballsack: Hillarity! carpet muncher.

Posted by: RickZ at December 09, 2015 09:36 AM (Lc+NQ)

48 It would be funny if Rubio had to drop out and the establishment had to pick between Trump or Cruz.

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 09:36 AM (cbfNE)

49

FREE THE SOOTHY! FREE THE SOOTHY ONE!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 09:37 AM (iQIUe)

50 Maybe the RNC is aware of Trump's -30 net favorable rating and is desperately trying to keep Bill Clinton's best friend from handing the presidency to Hillary and the senate to the Democrats?

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (c8V4N)
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You warnings will go unheeded. Believe me, Ive tried!

Posted by: Begonia at December 09, 2015 09:37 AM (4XO1O)

51 Or maybe they are aware that a bunch of the base and the electorate they claim to want to reach is waking up to their duplicity and want to put them in their place.

Oh, and fuck off, troll.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at December 09, 2015 09:30 AM (eytER)


No, "Trump is a plant for Hillary" is the latest Jebbie attempt to take him down. I first saw the meme from Certified Genius (TM) Rick Wilson, who passed it on to Mona Charon over at NRO, I was wondering where it was going to pop up today. If these folks would get a Journolist going like the left does they could be a lot more effective at getting their bullshit out in a coordinated fashion.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 09, 2015 09:37 AM (N8hFs)

52 Rubio is the nice boy of Republican politics and makes GOPe voters think they're savvy about the demographic future.

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 09:37 AM (RGla5)

53 I'm starting to suspect (and yes, hope) that Trump is playing Bernie to Cruz's Hilary. That is to say, it has become increasingly obvious that the Bernie Sanders campaign's primary goal is getting Hilary Clinton the nomination, and I'm getting a feeling Trump and Cruz are playing a similar game.

Posted by: mugiwara at December 09, 2015 09:37 AM (D5hxK)

54 How come nobody in the MSM is howling about the $5million Trump asked for from CNN?

Posted by: Fritz at December 09, 2015 09:38 AM (UzPAd)

55 50 Maybe the RNC is aware of Trump's -30 net favorable rating and is desperately trying to keep Bill Clinton's best friend from handing the presidency to Hillary and the senate to the Democrats?

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (c8V4N)
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You warnings will go unheeded. Believe me, Ive tried!
Posted by: Begonia at December 09, 2015 09:37 AM (4XO1O)

O-o

I need more coffee for this one.

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at December 09, 2015 09:38 AM (bA+CL)

56 46 Anyone else have Trump fatigue?
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It may come, but no, not yet.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:38 AM (MbrzC)

57 speaking of "beast," NPR actually used that word to describe Trump and his candidacy in a teaser for one of their afternoon shows yesterday

lol

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 09:39 AM (RGla5)

58 one more? will it have moar trump bashing? will mccain be the moderator?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 09, 2015 09:39 AM (0O7c5)

59 Oh, look. A New York newspaper has remembered the industry's roots in yellow journalism and inflammatory cartoons

Trump has them really frightened, apparently

http://preview.tinyurl.com/omw4p2o

Posted by: Kindltot at December 09, 2015 09:39 AM (q2o38)

60 48 It would be funny if Rubio had to drop out and the establishment had to pick between Trump or Cruz.

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 09:36 AM (cbfNE)
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It's what both of them want. They'd chose Cruz, he'd be cheaper to eventually purchase and control.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:39 AM (MbrzC)

61 46 Anyone else have Trump fatigue?
I know that's part of the strategy of making everything he says and does big news and controversial, etc., just like they did with Palin. And he's happy to feed the MSM beast while playing them.
Need a break....

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 09:36 AM (NOIQH)

Ehhh, as long as he is pissing off the right people.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 09:40 AM (fWAjv)

62 I don't have any media fatigue at all because I don't watch television

fresh as a daisy

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 09:40 AM (RGla5)

63 What's going to warm my cold heart the most is the poll coming out soon that shows Trump has gained since his proposal to ban all immigrants mo'slums.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 09, 2015 09:40 AM (fQ/0p)

64 as far as The Donald - I AIN'T IN NO WAYS TAAHHHRED!!!

dude it's awesome. DISRUPTION

we needed it. I'm over the "argue with Drew" thing. he was right all along. so fuck it. let's shake shit up!

Posted by: YesThatBlackOrchid at December 09, 2015 09:40 AM (Vz7fy)

65 O-o

I need more coffee for this one.
Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at December 09, 2015 09:38 AM (bA+CL)

This comment thread looks like my fucking sock drawer.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 09, 2015 09:41 AM (nuVKV)

66 When are they going to start dropping the also-rans from the platform? Heb! and Christie need to go.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 09, 2015 09:41 AM (evdj2)

67 I need more coffee for this one.

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at December 09, 2015 09:38 AM (bA+CL)


Why waste time mainlining coffee? Go straight to mainlining the China White. One has to be on drugs to understand these JV trolls.

Posted by: RickZ at December 09, 2015 09:41 AM (Lc+NQ)

68 Posted by: Kindltot at December 09, 2015 09:39 AM (q2o3


There seems to be an inordinate amount of videos of a certain group of people actually doing what they are depicting Trump doing.

Hmmmm.....

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 09:41 AM (fWAjv)

69 It may come, but no, not yet.

I manage to maintain my bemused detachment. I'm still pulling for Cruz, but watching Trump is supremely satisfying in many ways, especially the part where he makes all the right people's head go all 'splodey.

And draws out the NWO fascists in both parties, like yesterday.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 09:42 AM (LUgeY)

70 Grasping at straws they are.

Posted by: Yoda at December 09, 2015 09:42 AM (iONHu)

71 PPRC released a study this morning showing that the Nigerian prince email scam has an 86% success rate among Trump supporters.

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:42 AM (c8V4N)

72 Need a break....
Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 09:36 AM (NOIQH)


I have election fatigue period. I can only handle so much..

Posted by: Lea at December 09, 2015 09:42 AM (lIU4e)

73 http://blog.dilbert.com/post/134791529391/risk-management-trump-persuasion-series


Read. It.

Posted by: blaster at December 09, 2015 09:43 AM (2Ocf1)

74 "If these folks would get a Journolist going like the left does they could be a lot more effective at getting their bullshit out in a coordinated fashion."

I think they have one.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 09:43 AM (Z/8dZ)

75 When are they going to start dropping the also-rans from the platform? Heb! and Christie need to go.>>>

Can't, Debate prep consultants need the work.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 09, 2015 09:43 AM (XtAzU)

76 Trump Fatigue?

This is just the warm up. Something even maor outrages that will piss off all the right gopErs and donktards is coming.

Better start smiling now.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 09:44 AM (WVsWD)

77
Comment b4 read all; the problem isn't the number of debates. It is allowing the enemy to do your debates for you.
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Exactly.

Fighting the last war AND learning the wrong lessons from the loss--That's your "Can't Do Nothing" Party in action.

Did you all see they wheeled Bob Dole out of the nursing home to condemn Trump?
If only Rockefeller was available, he'd really put these upstart conservatives in their place!

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 09, 2015 09:44 AM (fQ/0p)

78 Need a break....

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 09:36 AM (NOIQH)
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You sound like you need a day off. You should come check out the ULTRASpa at one of the Trump resorts- totally LUXURIOUS! you'll feel like a new person. They are first rate really, just as you'd expect. Not a freak show like some lame Spa. I real spa, like you deserve. World class, really.... people know....



Posted by: Teh Donald at December 09, 2015 09:44 AM (kXzR8)

79 FREE THE SOOTHY! FREE THE SOOTHY ONE!


This! Sooth has been here since before hashes were invented. It's a sham of a travesty of a mockery.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 09, 2015 09:45 AM (evdj2)

80 On the plus side, Bernie Sanders(R) was well received in the Sandtown area of Baltimore yesterday.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 09, 2015 09:45 AM (ptqRm)

81 PPRC released a study this morning showing that the Nigerian prince email scam has an 86% success rate among Trump supporters.

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:42 AM (c8V4N)


PPRC released a study this morning showing that the Hillarity! criminal email and bribery scam has a 100% success rate among Dem voters.

Posted by: RickZ at December 09, 2015 09:45 AM (Lc+NQ)

82 Brueggers was out of house blend coffee this morning and I asked the cutie at the register what her favorite was. She said hazelnut and I had to laugh and say "yeah I can't do flavors, sorry." Dark roast it was.

Then it took 45 minutes to cool down til it was drinkable

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 09, 2015 09:45 AM (nuVKV)

83 53 I'm starting to suspect (and yes, hope) that Trump is playing Bernie to Cruz's Hilary. That is to say, it has become increasingly obvious that the Bernie Sanders campaign's primary goal is getting Hilary Clinton the nomination, and I'm getting a feeling Trump and Cruz are playing a similar game.

Posted by: mugiwara at December 09, 2015 09:37 AM (D5hxK)
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As am I. I wonder though if whatever the original terms of their deal was if things have changed slightly now that DT may think he actually has a legit shot. I've been thinking they probably agreed to two main things in the spring. a) Ensure jeb is not the nominee focus attention early on hitting Bush, b) agree 'in the end' to share\pledge delegates to whom ever of the two does better.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:46 AM (MbrzC)

84 Adams: "Personally, I would accept up to 1,000 dead Americans, over a ten-year period, to allow Muslim non-citizens to enter this country."

Ok, we'll admit them all to your neighborhood, Scott. That ok?

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 09:46 AM (RGla5)

85 We need a ban swap. Sooth for Balzac.

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 09:46 AM (cbfNE)

86 I just had a genius idea! We'll take out Trump by calling his supporters dummies! It's flawless!

Posted by: mugiwara at December 09, 2015 09:47 AM (D5hxK)

87 "Read. It."

Is this where he says he'd be happy to accept 1000 american deaths for some muzzie love?

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 09:47 AM (Z/8dZ)

88 Posted by: Kindltot at December 09, 2015 09:39 AM (q2o3

The Daily News has against all sane advice gone 'full retard' by choice.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:47 AM (MbrzC)

89 14 Maybe the RNC is aware of Trump's -30 net favorable rating and is desperately trying to keep Bill Clinton's best friend from handing the presidency to Hillary and the senate to the Democrats?
Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (c8V4N)

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You know the RNC could have kept Trump out of the primaries if they really wanted to.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 09:47 AM (LXJ1e)

90 >>>>
Oh, look. A New York newspaper has remembered the industry's roots in yellow journalism and inflammatory cartoons

Trump has them really frightened, apparently
.
.
.
Bevin is getting the same treatment here in Kentucky. They aren't even trying to hide their vile hatred any longer. And the latest meme from the liberal papers is to hold Bevin accountable for the failures of the previous 17 Democrat Governors and take him to task to fix all of the $hit left over from them immediately.

Posted by: Yoda at December 09, 2015 09:47 AM (iONHu)

91 Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:46 AM (MbrzC)

c) run on the same ticket

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 09:48 AM (cbfNE)

92 You know it's getting close to election time when AOS starts dropping its pretense of "oh I'm so disgusted with the republicans..." and starts embracing the GOPe candidate.

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at December 09, 2015 09:48 AM (r4pNb)

93 PPRC released a study this morning showing that the Nigerian prince email scam has an 86% success rate among Trump supporters.Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:42 AM


But of course, dear. Trump supporters are simultaneously racist, while supporting Nigerians.

How does your head not explode from holding two contrasting points of view at the same time?

Stop trolling and get a life.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 09, 2015 09:48 AM (7v/r5)

94 Sooth was banned???

Or banned himself accidentally?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 09:48 AM (fWAjv)

95 You know the RNC could have kept Trump out of the primaries if they really wanted to.


They just needed to give up their precious precious amnesty, but alas, it's the most important thing to them.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 09, 2015 09:48 AM (evdj2)

96 Heb! and Christie need to go.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 09, 2015 09:41 AM (evdj2)
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Exactly shouldn't jeb be moved to the kiddy table by now?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:48 AM (MbrzC)

97 Maybe the RNC is aware of Trump's -30 net favorable rating and is
desperately trying to keep Bill Clinton's best friend from handing the
presidency to Hillary and the senate to the Democrats?
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Oh noez!!!

Rubio's amnesty will be much better than Hillary's amnesty--he's soooo much better.

And Rubio's deal with liberal Democrats in the Senate (like Chuck Schumer) will be much better than Hillary's deal with liberal Democrats in the Senate.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 09, 2015 09:48 AM (fQ/0p)

98 I love how he throws out that number without any intention for it to impact him in any way. That's real damn easy to say, Scottie boy.

Your family. Your friends.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 09:49 AM (Z/8dZ)

99 Sooth was banned???

Or banned himself accidentally?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 09:48 AM (fWAjv)


Banned. Got into it a little bit with Maet on the ONT. He was warned first, then kept digging. The First Rule of Holes and all that.

Posted by: RickZ at December 09, 2015 09:49 AM (Lc+NQ)

100 You know it's getting close to election time when AOS starts dropping its pretense of "oh I'm so disgusted with the republicans..." and starts embracing the GOPe candidate.
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Yeah, this place just drips with love for Rubio and Jeb.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 09:49 AM (fWAjv)

101 84 Adams: "Personally, I would accept up to 1,000 dead Americans, over a ten-year period, to allow Muslim non-citizens to enter this country."

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I disagree, but he makes the good point that it would be impossible to admit Muzzies without risk.

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 09:49 AM (cbfNE)

102 The Imperial United Uniparty is disturbed by our lack of faith.

Posted by: eman at December 09, 2015 09:49 AM (MQEz6)

103 "Sooth was banned??? "

Scuffle with Maet

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 09:49 AM (Z/8dZ)

104 We need a ban swap. Sooth for Balzac.

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 09:46 AM (cbfNE)

Sooth called Maet a "prick" in the comments of last nights ONT.

Not a good thing to do.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 09:50 AM (WVsWD)

105 Months of "LIB" talk and "if only we could find a candidate who could take on the MSM..."

Enter Donald Trump - crushing the MSM like no one before... and every blogger on this site starts out talking about Trump with... "now I would NEVER vote for Trump, but..."

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at December 09, 2015 09:51 AM (r4pNb)

106 38 Why on earth would anyone support Marco Rubio? His severe character issues aside, what has the man actually achieved? We already suffered through the presidency of one over-ambitious first-term Senator, why would the RNC want us to relive this disaster?

After this primary season, heads need to roll at the RNC. Incredible mismanagement. Just horrible political judgement!
Posted by: Begonia at December 09, 2015 09:34 AM (4XO1O)

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Holy Cow!

I agree 100%. Peace and harmony shall prevail.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 09:51 AM (LXJ1e)

107 85 We need a ban swap. Sooth for Balzac.

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 09:46 AM (cbfNE)

I like those terms.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:51 AM (MbrzC)

108 pft... so if Trump numbers fall after the debates all he has to do is another big policy announcement about something we all want that the GOPe has been thumbing their collective noses at us about .... maybe fines/ prosecution of employers that hire illegals ... numbers will rebound immediately. I'm sure he has a couple of these up his sleeves he is saving for a rainy day...

Posted by: E.T. at December 09, 2015 09:51 AM (yq4gk)

109
Is this where he says he'd be happy to accept 1000 american deaths for some muzzie love?

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 09:47 AM (Z/8dZ)
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Yes. 'Old news' in blog time.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:51 AM (MbrzC)

110 85 We need a ban swap. Sooth for Balzac.
Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 09:46 AM (cbfNE)


"He says things I don't like. He gots to get banned!"

Further proof that many Trump supporters are closet leftists.

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:52 AM (c8V4N)

111 Lauren, and it means he's perfectly ok with your being killed. To him, the presence of immigrant Muslims in America is worth your death. Boy, that level of honesty sure is admirable, isn't it?

I have a word to describe his kind of virtue: "asshole."

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 09:52 AM (RGla5)

112 Sooth was banned???

Or banned himself accidentally?




Maet had a bug up his butt on the ONT and gave Sooth the heave ho.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 09, 2015 09:52 AM (evdj2)

113
Banned. Got into it a little bit with Maet on the ONT. He was warned first, then kept digging. The First Rule of Holes and all that.

Posted by: RickZ at December 09, 2015 09:49 AM (Lc+NQ)

Damn.

Don't know if it's the stress of the season but it seems more tense here... well, more than usual.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 09:52 AM (fWAjv)

114 So you're saying you're scared of another debate because Trump is not good at debates? Or are you saying that it's a negative for Trump because he gets the majority of speaking time at these debates? Or are you saying another debate would be a negative for Trump unlike the other debates where its claimed he got a bump coming out of the debate?

Or is like usual and you're just trying to bash whatever the GOP proposes?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 09, 2015 09:52 AM (iRZl4)

115
It's been a week since San Bernardino. It's like one disaster after another this year. Or two years... Maybe three.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 09:52 AM (iQIUe)

116 14: "Maybe the RNC is aware of Trump's -30 net favorable rating and is desperately trying to keep Bill Clinton's best friend from handing the presidency to Hillary and the senate to the Democrats?"

Horses for sale! Get yer dead horses here! Good beating for at least ten posts!

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 09, 2015 09:53 AM (UPYPp)

117 Adams: "Personally, I would accept up to 1,000 dead Americans, over a ten-year period, to allow Muslim non-citizens to enter this country."


As creepy and cold as that is, I'm kinda alright with it if we use 2001 as the start the date. Gives us some 15-20 years before we need to think about reopening the doors, assuming the attacks cease in that time period.

Posted by: mugiwara at December 09, 2015 09:53 AM (D5hxK)

118 I'm still pulling for Cruz, but watching Trump is supremely satisfying in many ways, especially the part where he makes all the right people's head go all 'splodey.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 09:42 AM (LUgeY)

I completely agree with BB (except for the inexplicable Bama love-Go MSU), and think Cruz is walking a fine Jedi-like line between Trump supporters and Cruz conservatism.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at December 09, 2015 09:53 AM (dQJCS)

119 Hey, what is wrong with all you Islamophobes?

Don't you understand that the only way we can preserve our most cherished American freedoms (freedom of religion, freedom of speech, separation of church and state, equal civil rights for women, etc.) is by importing millions more people who don't believe in those freedoms?

It's just good sense!

Who cares about Islamic terrorism? The important thing is destroying the American republic and the ideals on which it was founded, and the quickest way to do that is by importing millions more people who are fundamentally opposed to those ideals!

And if you disagree with that, then you're clearly just a raaaaacist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, Trumpeteer poopyhead!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 09, 2015 09:53 AM (a31sM)

120 You know it's getting close to election time when AOS starts dropping its pretense of "oh I'm so disgusted with the republicans..." and starts embracing the GOPe candidate.



Be sure and let us know when it happens.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 09, 2015 09:53 AM (evdj2)

121 84 Adams: "Personally, I would accept up to 1,000 dead Americans, over a ten-year period, to allow Muslim non-citizens to enter this country."

Ok, we'll admit them all to your neighborhood, Scott. That ok?
Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 09:46 AM (RGla5)

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Listen, he's up front about it.

I'd like to know how many chemjeff can live with to allow Muslims in the country.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 09:53 AM (LXJ1e)

122 Hardest hit: that chicken

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 09, 2015 09:54 AM (XN01O)

123 "You know it's getting close to election time when AOS starts dropping
its pretense of "oh I'm so disgusted with the republicans..." and starts
embracing the GOPe candidate.
trolls start crawling out of the woodwork to lecture posters on badthough

FYFY Fysical

Posted by: Kindltot at December 09, 2015 09:54 AM (q2o38)

124 "I completely agree with BB (except for the inexplicable Bama love-Go MSU),"

Oh, now you've done it.

FLAME WAR!!

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 09, 2015 09:55 AM (u5gzz)

125 All right, the trolls have achieved critical mass AND recursion. Soon we'll be blogging like something out of 'Interstellar.'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 09:55 AM (PwP5j)

126 Enter Donald Trump - crushing the MSM like no one before... and every blogger on this site starts out talking about Trump with... "now I would NEVER vote for Trump, but..."
Posted by: fyscyl clyff at December 09, 2015 09:51 AM (r4pNb)

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Ace said he vote for him, but it gives him the hebby jebbies thinking about it.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 09:55 AM (LXJ1e)

127 I miss the old days, when Drew assured us El Yeb had it in the bag. Sigh

Posted by: Begoneya at December 09, 2015 09:55 AM (yvwr7)

128 26: "Ballsac seems itchy. Perhaps Gold Bond...?'

I recommend shaving or waxing.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 09, 2015 09:56 AM (UPYPp)

129 >>> Anyone else have Trump fatigue?

I have Obama fatigue and GOPe fatigue. I get my news reading online, so I have no feeling of overload wrt watching too much Trump. Stay the course!

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 09:56 AM (ir6L4)

130 I think they have one.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 09:43 AM


How can anyone look at the coordinated attacks on Trump and not believe that the True Conservatives have one going?

It's not just that they dislike him -- I can see how rational people might find his blend of unabashed patriotism and anti-PC talk rough going, especially when they're down with the Gingrich/Santorum/Mutt Rombley smooth types -- but the way all, from the Witches of Salem right through the NRO types and the lesser pundits, go after him for exactly the same stuff within minutes of each other.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 09:56 AM (ykopX)

131 Sooth called Maet a "prick" in the comments of last nights ONT.

Not a good thing to do.
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Maybe not, but that person (who's not banned) does come off that way (as someone who's only here sporadically for a few days at a time) imho. Shame

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 09:57 AM (MbrzC)

132 I recommend shaving or waxing.

There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum, it's breathtaking.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 09, 2015 09:57 AM (evdj2)

133 66
When are they going to start dropping the also-rans from the platform? Heb! and Christie need to go.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 09, 2015 09:41 AM (evdj2)

Don't forget Lady Lindsay and Huckafvk.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 09, 2015 09:57 AM (t2KH5)

134 Also from Scott the d-bag:

"The more popular explanation of Trump's motivation is that he's an unhinged lunatic who is manipulating our worst instincts to become the next Hitler. I don't know Trump's inner thoughts, so I can't rule that out."

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 09:57 AM (Kqit+)

135 Adams: "Personally, I would accept up to 1,000 dead Americans, over a ten-year period, to allow Muslim non-citizens to enter this country."
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Yeah, that's because he soooooooo values religious freedom.

Religious freedom is the most important thing. We must preserve and protect that. Even if it costs thousands of American lives.

And the best way to safeguard religious freedom in the U.S. is by . . . increasing the number of people in the U.S. who don't believe in religious freedom!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 09, 2015 09:57 AM (a31sM)

136 "Be sure and let us know when it happens."


Romney.
Perry.
This year - my guess is Rubio.
Anyone but the guy who's exposing the MSM for the first time anyone can remember and who has a real chance of upending the GOPe.

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at December 09, 2015 09:57 AM (r4pNb)

137 Rubio, the opportunistic little lying RINO crapweasel. I hear he now hates being a Senator -- they won't pass his lousy bills and apparently the job doesn't fill that gaping need for power in the center of his being. Mark Levin fired a warning shot at him yesterday to stop using "Alinsky tactics." Good luck, Mark. He's a lying little crapweasel and he'll use what he needs to use. He's our Obama.

Posted by: rrpjr at December 09, 2015 09:57 AM (s/yC1)

138 114,

The gope wants more debates to use them against Trump and to help folks they prefer.

They are not neutral on this and certainly do not have our best interests at heart.

Posted by: eman at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (MQEz6)

139 Damn,Pixy. I can't quote from the dilbert column, but he says that the public doesn't see gun control as a solution to terror.

There is a reason for that. Terrorists have no problems using other means, like plans, trains and automobiles. Or you know, PIPE BOMBS.

Gun control is NOT a solution to terror in any way shape or form. Terror even with guns keeps happening in places with strict gun control laws. The public may be overly polite about our muslim neighbors and so on and so forth, but they aren't truly stupid. They realize gun control doesn't work in this, even if they don't want to admit it.

Posted by: Lea at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (lIU4e)

140 101 84 Adams: "Personally, I would accept up to 1,000 dead Americans, over a ten-year period, to allow Muslim non-citizens to enter this country."

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I disagree, but he makes the good point that it would be impossible to admit Muzzies without risk.

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 09:49 AM (cbfNE)


Well, yes. Adams is saying that there is an "acceptable level of violence" as the Brits used to say about the IRA.

Life does not exist without risk.

And at least Adams is noting that. The current non-Trump political class is saying, hey, let's keep doing what we are doing. In the face of Paris and San Bernardino, people see them saying "hey, let's keep doing what we are doing THAT DOESN'T WORK."

So Trump is offering an alternative. And as long as our political class offers "don't worry, it's okay" he is going to win the argument even at the risk of sounding like Hitler (or more accurately, FDR).

Our existing political class is why Trump exists as a candidate.


Posted by: blaster at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (2Ocf1)

141 50: "You warnings will go unheeded. Believe me, Ive tried!"

The real question is, why do you keep coming back here.

Is it some form of masochism?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (UPYPp)

142 Donald Trump / Scott Adams 2016

"At least it won't be boring"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (XN01O)

143
Now we're cookin' with the next debate, and our guys and Carla or is it Carley will slay the dragon.

Posted by: Rinse Penis at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (OiFtZ)

144 After this primary season, heads need to roll at the RNC. Incredible mismanagement. Just horrible political judgement!

Posted by: Begonia


Did anyone else hear Trump's voice reading this?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (9krrF)

145
After benefiting greatly from first debate Trump has taken a hit after the last two (before rebounding) so this may not make much difference to him. What you really see is Marco Rubio tends to benefit from these events.

That, and - they're hoping that !Jeb or the Cuban Combover or one of the kneepad media will finally, finally do their dirty work for them and put the knife in Teh Donald's back.

And if it is the media, so much the better - nickelfuckers like Preibus can complain, "we tried so hard, but we just can't beat the media bias!" while fapping to the thought of all that sweet, sweet CoC money that will flow their way now that the irritating blowhard is gone.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (X6fMO)

146 How can anyone look at the coordinated attacks on Trump and not believe that the True Conservatives have one going?

It's not just that they dislike him -- I can see how rational people might find his blend of unabashed patriotism and anti-PC talk rough going, especially when they're down with the Gingrich/Santorum/Mutt Rombley smooth types -- but the way all, from the Witches of Salem right through the NRO types and the lesser pundits, go after him for exactly the same stuff within minutes of each other.
Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 09:56 AM (ykopX)

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Its shows they could have a super coordinated attack machine like the Dems, if they wanted it.

Apparently, they only want to use it on the leading Republican contender for President.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (LXJ1e)

147
Or is like usual and you're just trying to bash whatever the GOP proposes?


We're saying that the feckless GOP is desperately trying to change the situation it doesn't like, because those stupid voters aren't favoring the candidate they selected for them.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (PwP5j)

148 I couldn't care less how "honest" Scott Adams is about this.

What he's admitting is that he considers his fellow citizens expendable. To him, they are worth *less* than immigrant Muslims, the vast majority of whom are low-skill religious supremacists who would gladly make "Islam" the established church in America.

Adams is dead to me.

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 09:59 AM (RGla5)

149 This year - my guess is Rubio.


Ah. So you gots nuttin.


Sooth gets banned and shit weasels like this remain. The blog is all fucked up.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 09, 2015 09:59 AM (evdj2)

150 Where's teh Ban Hamster when you need him?

Posted by: Begoneya's Ballzac at December 09, 2015 09:59 AM (yvwr7)

151 Sooth called Maet a "prick" in the comments of last nights ONT.

Not a good thing to do.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 09:50 AM (WVsWD)

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No, he didnt. He said: "You've always been a prick to me for no reason."

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 09:59 AM (iQIUe)

152 You are right. He should and I bet Cruz and a couple others would join him. It would over shadow the gopErs in every way.Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (WVsWD)

Cruz wouldn't show for a separate Trump event. Bad optics: it would makeCruz look like a second fiddle.Cruz doesn't strike me as anyone's second fiddle.

Insofar as more debates being an Establishment conspiracy to hamstring Donald Trump: maybe, probably. Should be pointed out, though (for the nth time), that Donald Trump is emphatically not a conservative. For example, Trump came out for single-payer healthcare (or a variation thereof)in this election cycle, whichputs him on the same ideological plane as Bernie Sanders, at least on that issue.

Should also be pointed out that it isn't only the Establishment which detests Donald Trump. So do I, and I'm guessing lots of others who know an opportunistic, unprincipled,say-anything demagogue when they see one.

Posted by: troyriser at December 09, 2015 10:00 AM (Yi5wO)

153 I recommend shaving or waxing

Posted by: Azenogoth 
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laser depilation.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 10:00 AM (ir6L4)

154 On the plus side, Bernie Sanders(R) was well received in the Sandtown area of Baltimore yesterday.



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 09, 2015 09:45 AM (ptqRm)


The HQ of the FSA here in Charm city. What's up VIA?

Posted by: Timon at December 09, 2015 10:00 AM (KSonr)

155 And it can't be repeated enough:

The GOPe wouldn't have a "Trump problem" if they could point to one, single fucking policy victory in the last 10 years.

All they have is the same reason they've trotted out to vote R for the last 15 years--"But, but!! The Democrats are worse!!"

No, they're not. Not at this time.

They haven't advanced a single conservative policy at the federal level in over 10 years. Hell, they've gotten so fucking scared of actually saying anything conservative that a guy like Trump is able to out-conservative them--that's pathetic.

The Can't Do Nothing Party is about to find out how useful they are.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 09, 2015 10:01 AM (fQ/0p)

156 I'm OK now with fewer debate participants. Carly is effectively done, Jebbie is basically out, we haven't heard a peep from Huckleberry and Rand in a long time, is Santorum still around?, Christie was relegated to the junior circuit and might soon be out (unless he thinks he can knock the ball out of the park in purple NH). Lindsay Graham, that political nutjob, sounds like he is shortly going to endorse Hillary, so he's out.

Beyond Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Carson it's hard to see who else should be on the stage.

Posted by: MTF at December 09, 2015 10:01 AM (TxJGV)

157 Maybe the RNC is aware of Trump's -30 net favorable rating and is desperately trying to keep Bill Clinton's best friend from handing the presidency to Hillary and the senate to the Democrats?Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 09:28 AM (c8V4N)I'm going to make a bet here with you, Phyllis and every other "Trump's just a stalking horse for Hillary!" bloviators - if - if Trump reveals that this was all a big con job or goes third party and, by that move, hands the White House to Scankles, I will never comment here again.But should Trump win, you and every other nattering naysayer will leave. Deal?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 09, 2015 10:01 AM (X6fMO)

158 I quote Cloyd Freud in the space below.

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Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 10:02 AM (WVsWD)

159 Why on earth would anyone support Marco Rubio?

Honest answer from someone who probably wouldn't vote for Rubio: Because his superficial charisma and desirable ethnicity would attract LIV's and give the GOP a dim shot at defeating the Hillary/Media ticket.

If all you care about is winning, and you think image trumps substance, Rubio is your guy.

Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:02 AM (O7MnT)

160 Sooth was banned???



Or banned himself accidentally?



Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 09:48 AM (fWAjv)



Banned. Got into it a little bit with Maet on the ONT. He was
warned first, then kept digging. The First Rule of Holes and all that.

Posted by: RickZ at December 09, 2015 09:49 AM (Lc+NQ)
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Sooth is banned?? Oh no! I hope it's just a temporary time out. I like him.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 10:02 AM (dFi94)

161  Damn,Pixy. I can't quote...



Usually if you erase and replace the quotes and dash marks you can avoid the dreaded 500 error.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 09, 2015 10:02 AM (7v/r5)

162 No No No No No No No No No No No No!!!!!

*covers eyes and ears. Sticks head in the sand.*


"Defense Secretary Carter at Senate hearing on Islamic State threat: 'The reality is, we're at war'"

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 10:03 AM (fWAjv)

163 134 Also from Scott the d-bag:

"The more popular explanation of Trump's motivation is that he's an unhinged lunatic who is manipulating our worst instincts to become the next Hitler. I don't know Trump's inner thoughts, so I can't rule that out."
Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 09:57 AM (Kqit+)

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To be fair, Addams is not saying he believes that, he's just saying what a lot of his lefty fans think. He personally thinks Trump is a Master Manipulator or Wizard Persuaded or something.

Addams is a lefty who nonetheless has been prescient about Trump way before the rest of the blogosphere. He has been spot on about the mechanics of how Trump is winning.

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 10:03 AM (cbfNE)

164 No, he didnt. He said: "You've always been a prick to me for no reason."

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 09:59 AM (iQIUe)

Not going to get into an argument with you over this.

Have a nice day.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 10:03 AM (WVsWD)

165 Gun control is NOT a solution to terror in any way shape or form. Terror even with guns keeps happening in places with strict gun control laws. The public may be overly polite about our muslim neighbors and so on and so forth, but they aren't truly stupid. They realize gun control doesn't work in this, even if they don't want to admit it.

Posted by: Lea at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (lIU4e)

More gun control wouldn't have stopped me and my brother!!

Posted by: Zombie Speedbump Tsarnayev at December 09, 2015 10:03 AM (KSonr)

166 Usually if you erase and replace the quotes and dash marks you can avoid the dreaded 500 error.

or use this nifty tool

http://www.unicodetools.com/unicode/convert-to-html.php

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 09, 2015 10:03 AM (evdj2)

167 The GOPe wouldn't have a "Trump problem" if they could point to one, single fucking policy victory in the last 10 years.

This times a Googleplex.

My only quibble: The last policy victory for conservatives goes back almost 20 years, the 1996 Welfare Reform Act. Since then, nada.

Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:04 AM (O7MnT)

168 Maybe the RNC is aware of Trump's -30 net favorable rating and is desperately trying to keep Bill Clinton's best friend from handing the presidency to Hillary and the senate to the Democrats?

Yep. So much yep.

I almost want to see a Trump presidency so that his supporters can be shocked -- shocked! -- at how much he betrayed them.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 09, 2015 10:04 AM (JIElb)

169 Adams is at least being honest and saying there is a risk, and he is saying what in his opinion the acceptable risk is. Basically, he is accepting the post 9/11 state of things. His 1000 in 10 years rules out a 9/11 type attack - by his formulation, if a 9/11 event is likely in the next ten years, then we need to do something different.

If, instead, we get a handful of people killed here, and a double handful there - which is where we are now, that is, to him, an acceptable level of violence.

This is at least different than our current political class that says "you are racist if you think that anyone would get killed."

Posted by: blaster at December 09, 2015 10:04 AM (2Ocf1)

170 Apparently, they only want to use it on the leading Republican contender for President.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (LXJ1e)
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Nothing new, they do this to themselves all the time, the only time they coordinate well is when they are attacking one of their own.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 10:04 AM (MbrzC)

171 Beyond Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Carson it's hard to see who else should be on the stage.

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Don't forget Kasich!

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 10:04 AM (cbfNE)

172 I don't think Soothsayer should have been banned but personally I won't miss him. I'm sure many would say the same about me.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 09, 2015 10:04 AM (iRZl4)

173 152,

Ends justify the means.

Posted by: eman at December 09, 2015 10:04 AM (MQEz6)

174 There's always Jim Gilmore.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 09, 2015 10:05 AM (FkBIv)

175 148 I couldn't care less how "honest" Scott Adams is about this.
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It's not his "honesty" I object to, it's his irrationality.

If religious freedom means so much to him, then why does he want to import more Muslims into the U.S.? Muslims do not believe in religious freedom. If the Muslims increase in number enough to out-vote the rest of us in the U.S., there will be no more religious freedom here.

So how in the f*cking world does it make sense to say that he loves religious freedom so much that he supports unlimited Muslim immigration?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 09, 2015 10:05 AM (a31sM)

176 @157 Since Trump has absolutely no chance of winning the general, I don't think I can accept your proposal. It wouldn't be fair.

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at December 09, 2015 10:05 AM (c8V4N)

177 I'm sure many would say the same about me.


*raises hand*

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 09, 2015 10:05 AM (evdj2)

178 And if it is the media, so much the better -
nickelfuckers like Preibus can complain, "we tried so hard, but we just
can't beat the media bias!" while fapping to the thought of all that
sweet, sweet CoC money that will flow their way now that the irritating
blowhard is gone.



Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 09, 2015 09:58 AM (X6fMO)


I think that might be the reason.

GOPe could accept a Trump presidency less than a Dim whipping, but they would swallow it.
However the biggest funders are starting to say they won't give money if Trump is the candidate and that must have them scared green that money won't go to their pockets.
I am suspicious of anyone who only does fundraising. After a while only the money is important, and policies are only things that facilitate or block fundraising.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 09, 2015 10:05 AM (q2o38)

179 Beyond Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Carson it's hard to see who else should be on the stage.

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Don't forget Kasich!

Posted by: votermom at December 09, 2015 10:04 AM (cbfNE)

Ptaki sounded great on Breitbart news this morning. I didn't know he was still running...

Posted by: Timon at December 09, 2015 10:06 AM (KSonr)

180 Another debate?


The GOP doesn't come here for the hunting, does it.

Posted by: jwpaine, now with lowered expectations at December 09, 2015 10:06 AM (wKcQA)

181
Nom nom nom nom!

https://goo.gl/9BFguE

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 10:06 AM (iQIUe)

182 Trump: he tells it like it is. That is what voters want to hear.

What another debate where Trump will get the most face time to speak. They are trying to sabotage him!!

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 09, 2015 10:07 AM (iRZl4)

183 I'm not a Trump supporter - but why should he participate in this debate? Why not go on to Fox News opposite the debate and just talk about how these debates are silly, we know what needs to be done, the RNC is simply not be serious?

Wouldn't that work out better for him politically?

Posted by: SH at December 09, 2015 10:07 AM (gmeXX)

184 I miss the old days, when Drew assured us El Yeb had it in the bag. Sigh

Posted by: Begoneya at December 09, 2015 09:55 AM (yvwr7)
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It is not too late for a New Hampshire comeback!

And if you wanna be humorous and satirize me with this "sock"-business, you must do better!

Posted by: Begonia at December 09, 2015 10:07 AM (4XO1O)

185 After this primary season, heads need to roll at the RNC. Incredible mismanagement. Just horrible political judgement!
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Hey now!

Rinsed Penis got up at 5AM this morning and fired up the dictaphone so his staff could send out his most scathing and heartfelt email to date: "Obama is a Failure."

He let me know that if only I'll send $25 I--me personally!!--can stop the liberal agenda and put a conservative in the White House in 2016.

Well, I'm going to the bank later to see if I can take out a $250,000 loan 'cause I know this time he is really serious about stopping the liberal agenda.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 09, 2015 10:07 AM (fQ/0p)

186 Don't get me wrong. I like reading Ace - been doing it for many years. But now I read this site to check on what the GOPe's *really* up to - behind all the bullshit pretense of conservatism.

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at December 09, 2015 10:07 AM (r4pNb)

187 The Sooth bannage has me pissed, if I haven't made that clear yet. I'm considering self-bannage for a while, though that might not have the leverage I am hoping for. *cough*cough*

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:07 AM (evdj2)

188 Beyond Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Carson it's hard to see who else should be on the stage.

I wouldn't mind Paul and Christie in the mix. Not because I support them, but because they bring alternative perspectives.

Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:07 AM (O7MnT)

189 I almost want to see a Trump presidency so that his supporters can be shocked -- shocked! -- at how much he betrayed them.

I expect to be betrayed by any and all of the candidates, like W or worse.

The only difference is that Trump will destroy the corrupt party.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 10:08 AM (PwP5j)

190 Sooth's out, huh ?

That's why I come here for the Horde, not the bloggers.

... especially Vic.

Posted by: Irony at December 09, 2015 10:08 AM (c5Luo)

191 Soothsayer was always nice to me and I never found him to be offensive. I hope he is allowed back on the blog. Everyone makes a mis-step once and awhile. There - I've said my piece. So I'll move on.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 10:08 AM (dFi94)

192


And if you wanna be humorous and satirize me with this "sock"-business, you must do better!

Posted by: Begonia at December 09, 2015 10:07 AM (4XO1O)

There's no parody like self-parody.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 10:08 AM (PwP5j)

193 Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:07 AM (evdj2)

Raises hand to second the motion.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 09, 2015 10:08 AM (iRZl4)

194
My only quibble: The last policy victory for conservatives goes back almost 20 years, the 1996 Welfare Reform Act. Since then, nada.
Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:04 AM (O7MnT)

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What are you talking about?

We got NCLB, the light bulb ban, Medicare part D

on the real postive: the Bush tax cuts

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 10:09 AM (LXJ1e)

195 Not going to get into an argument with you over this.

Have a nice day.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 10:03 AM (WVsWD)

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You wouldnt win.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 10:09 AM (iQIUe)

196 I'm still considering the implications of what Adams wrote. He's "offering" 1000 in 10 years, which comes to around 1 Paris attack a year. Ummm, no. But I do have to admit that doesn't even equal a Chicago or Detroit.

I guess, by offering that as a starting bid, it clarifies where you wind up, in bodies-on-the-floor terms. 1 SB a year would equal roughly 150 people in 10 years, for example.

The biggest unknowns, the ones you can't quantify so easily, are the effects of having such committed a-holes in the US to begin with. Do they recruit others? Do the ones who do not kill wind up voting in a bloc to extend inimical laws? What if they go "off-script" and set off a WMD? Do those umbers take into account the aiding and abetting they would do for foreign nationals, to include smuggling in WMDs and extending conflicts in other regions? How much of that would you put up with?

Posted by: Bigby's Green Thumb at December 09, 2015 10:09 AM (3ZtZW)

197 159 Why on earth would anyone support Marco Rubio?

Honest answer from someone who probably wouldn't vote for Rubio: Because his superficial charisma and desirable ethnicity would attract LIV's and give the GOP a dim shot at defeating the Hillary/Media ticket
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Mark Levin, in the midst of criticizing him yesterday, sounded to me like he could support Rubio if pushed to the wall. There must be more to him than "superficial charisma and desirable ethnicity", if Levin can manage even tepid enthusiasm.

Posted by: MTF at December 09, 2015 10:09 AM (TxJGV)

198 "Why on earth would anyone support Marco Rubio? "

I have a lot of friends who are conservative Christians who *love* Rubio.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 10:09 AM (Z/8dZ)

199 I completely agree with BB (except for the inexplicable Bama love-Go MSU), and think Cruz is walking a fine Jedi-like line between Trump supporters and Cruz conservatism.

Nothing inexplicable about the deep and abiding love for my Crimson Tide. I'm a proud Son of Mobile. Born and bred as a Bama Fan. Cut me and I bleed crimson.

Roll Tide!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 10:09 AM (LUgeY)

200 Beyond Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Carson it's hard to see who else should be on the stage.

Posted by: MTF at December 09, 2015 10:01 AM (TxJGV)

Generally agree, I would include 2 others not so much for directly based on polling but for their variety in opinion value to round out a 6 person stage - Paul and Huckster.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 10:10 AM (MbrzC)

201 I seem to recall Sooth getting banned before. Some of the cobs have short tempers. It's sort of like the war between east coast and west coast rappers.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 09, 2015 10:10 AM (7v/r5)

202 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 10:09 AM (iQIUe)

Have a nice day.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 09, 2015 10:10 AM (WVsWD)

203 Roll Tide! indeed. All is unfolding as Lord Saban has foreseen.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:10 AM (evdj2)

204 "How much of that would you put up with?"
'
None of it. No one has a "right" to immigrate to our country.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 10:10 AM (Z/8dZ)

205 Sooth is banned?? Oh no! I hope it's just a temporary time out. I like him.

The Horde is getting increasingly testy of late. Understandable but it does have its consequences. Makes one want to create a "Village of the Banned" blog so as not to completely lose touch with folks.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 10:11 AM (9krrF)

206 184: "It is not too late for a New Hampshire comeback!"

Is JEB related to Jim Jones? Rasputin?

I haven't heard such true belief in spite of plain evidence since Jonestown. Or AGW.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at December 09, 2015 10:11 AM (UPYPp)

207 I don't see why Sean Hannity doesn't host a non-debate with a couple other conservative hosts. Maybe Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin.

It wouldn't be like a real debate, because the candidates would be allowed to challenge each other. And they would be required to take positions and defend them.

Not sure why this doesn't happen.

Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:11 AM (O7MnT)

208 I love how he throws out that number without any intention for it to impact him in any way. That's real damn easy to say, Scottie boy.
Your family. Your friends.
Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 09:49 AM (Z/8dZ)


I respect that he's at least willing to admit he is talking about other people he doesn't know dying, because your personal odds are very low.

I have MAJOR issues with making 'not letting muslims IN to the country' = Hitler. Hitler is not Hitler because he closed down immigration for jews. It is because he murdered them. This false equivalence between the two is pissing me off mightily.

You know who IS doing some murdering? ISIS. Terrorists. Way too many muslims.

Posted by: Lea at December 09, 2015 10:11 AM (lIU4e)

209 "Why on earth would anyone support Marco Rubio? "

I have a lot of friends who are conservative Christians who *love* Rubio.

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While not my first choice, at this point, I would have no trouble voting for Rubio. He's not perfect on everything, but there are things I like about him. I certainly do not believe him to be true conservative champion, but those are hard to find, particularly when voting for the Presidency.

Posted by: SH at December 09, 2015 10:12 AM (gmeXX)

210 I thought you were dead?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:12 AM (evdj2)

211 >>Go MSU

Yes! Go Mississippi State Bulldogs!

Posted by: Lea at December 09, 2015 10:13 AM (lIU4e)

212 175 tp

excellent point, yet another reason to put Adams in the bin

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 10:13 AM (RGla5)

213 We got NCLB, the light bulb ban, Medicare part D, on the real postive: the Bush tax cuts

Don't forget the TSA, the Iraq Occupation, and Chief Justice John Roberts.

Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:14 AM (O7MnT)

214 I have a lot of friends who are conservative Christians who *love* Rubio.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 10:09 AM (Z/8dZ)
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My mom loves him. And she is not an LIV by any means. Somehow his cuteness factor has won her over. She'll vote for him in the primary, but she'll pull "R" for any candidate who ends up as the nominee.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 10:14 AM (dFi94)

215 You know who IS doing some murdering? ISIS. Terrorists. Way too many muslims.

ISIS is Hitler (expansionist, genocidal, etc.).

Obama is Chamberlain (ISIS is contained, peace in our time).

Trump is Churchill, sounding the alarm.

Nobody liked Churchill saying the truth until they had to.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 10:14 AM (PwP5j)

216 I almost want to see a Trump presidency so that his supporters can be shocked -- shocked! -- at how much he betrayed them.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 09, 2015 10:04 AM (JIElb)
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I fully expect to be betrayed by every candidate in the race on the major domestic issues, a few slightly more so then others so I don't see what difference at this point it makes.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 10:14 AM (MbrzC)

217 188 Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:07 AM (O7MnT)
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Rand Paul, someone said yesterday, has basically started an anti-Rubio campaign, so he probably wouldn't add much to the debate that Cruz can bring. But I agree with you and definitely trade Christie for Carson, who might have run his course already (the DJT attacks worked). Christie is articulate and has a different take on most of the issues. I'd watch him, even though his second amendment stance disqualifies him in my book.

Posted by: MTF at December 09, 2015 10:14 AM (TxJGV)

218 "I'm dead?"

It's OK. Buzzion didn't know it either.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 09, 2015 10:14 AM (u5gzz)

219 Hell, I'm not sure much of anyone would notice if I got banned. Not that it's likely unless I totally go berserk one day, and I do have my buttons.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 10:14 AM (9krrF)

220 I'm dead?


Among the Undead apparently. I was working up an epic rant on your behalf.

Perhaps you are only banned from this Woolworths, and not all of them.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:15 AM (evdj2)

221 I'm dead?

Posted by: Soothsayer, the band at December 09, 2015 10:13 AM (7nPsO)
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If you're not dead, who did I just send flowers to ?

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 10:15 AM (dFi94)

222 Roll Tide! indeed. All is unfolding as Lord Saban has foreseen.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:10 AM (evdj2)

Saban is a shitty coach (great recruiter). He is going to lose to another less talented team (again).

Posted by: Timon at December 09, 2015 10:15 AM (KSonr)

223 Don't forget the TSA, the Iraq Occupation, and Chief Justice John Roberts.

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Right now I wish we still had one of those things.

Posted by: SH at December 09, 2015 10:15 AM (gmeXX)

224 "If these folks would get a Journolist going like the left does they
could be a lot more effective at getting their bullshit out in a
coordinated fashion."



I think they have one.
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I'm sure they do.

Kevin DuJan, while I question his allegiances, did go on one day about how "conservative" bloggers had a back-channel where they high-fived each other for getting hits and clicks, that was most important--instead of advancing conservative ideas.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 09, 2015 10:15 AM (fQ/0p)

225 [...]So how in the f*cking world does it make sense to
say that he loves religious freedom so much that he supports unlimited
Muslim immigration?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 09, 2015 10:05 AM (a31sM}


I am going to be boring and repeat myself.

death and losses is less important than admitting your philosophy and worldview is wrong.
The feeling is that death and destruction, loosing wars and losing buildings and planes and embassies are less important than finding out that your beliefs are false.

Remember the line, "I would rather go down in defeat than stoop to such tactics"? Yep. Don't say that to head-choppers and the Gestapo.


(The movie The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a movie worth watching)

Posted by: Kindltot at December 09, 2015 10:15 AM (q2o38)

226 " Hitler is not Hitler because he closed down immigration for jews. It is because he murdered them. This false equivalence between the two is pissing me off mightily. "


Yeah, it's bullshit. This whole "muslims = Jews" meme is total BS.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 10:15 AM (Z/8dZ)

227 here's another crapweasel politician who pretends to be "moderate," Joe Donnelly (D-IN)

http://indy.st/1TAUEFt

he's voted to defund PP in the past, but his latest vote makes it really clear that he's in the baby killin' bag

I hear he enjoys significant support from the Catholic Left at ND

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 10:16 AM (RGla5)

228 Hell, I'm not sure much of anyone would notice if I
got banned. Not that it's likely unless I totally go berserk one day,
and I do have my buttons.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 10:14 AM (9krrF)
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I would notice.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 10:16 AM (dFi94)

229 Huh. Sooth is among the Walking Banned. TBH3K, where is thy sting...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 10:16 AM (9krrF)

230 >>I almost want to see a Trump presidency so that his supporters can be shocked -- shocked! -- at how much he betrayed them.

Didn't pay attention after the 2014 mid-terms, eh? Been there, done that, vented on AoS a lot.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:16 AM (NOIQH)

231 RIP Sooth.

Bury him next to Buzzion.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 10:16 AM (PwP5j)

232 191 Soothsayer was always nice to me and I never found him to be offensive. I hope he is allowed back on the blog. Everyone makes a mis-step once and awhile. There - I've said my piece. So I'll move on.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 10:08 AM (dFi94)
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Agree.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 10:17 AM (MbrzC)

233 I'm dead?
Posted by: Soothsayer, the band



Why is Buzzion socking Sooth?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 09, 2015 10:17 AM (1xUj/)

234 215 We got NCLB, the light bulb ban, Medicare part D, on the real postive: the Bush tax cuts

Don't forget the TSA, the Iraq Occupation, and Chief Justice John Roberts.
Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:14 AM (O7MnT)


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DHS, TARP, Amnesty

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 10:17 AM (LXJ1e)

235 The saving grace of Rubio is that a Republican Congress might keep him on a short leash.

Which is not only a terrible way to look at a Republican candidate, but flies in the face of our previous experience with a Republican president and Congress.

Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:17 AM (O7MnT)

236 Gosh darn it. I put on my black sweat pants for nothing.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6 at December 09, 2015 10:17 AM (dFi94)

237 I would notice.

Posted by: grammie winger, Isaiah 9:6


Kind of you to say. I think. (For all I know there's voodoo dolls of me making the rounds...gotta be realistic on teh Intarwebs you know...)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 10:17 AM (9krrF)

238 >>>I'm dead?



Posted by: Soothsayer, the band at December 09, 2015 10:13 AM (7nPsO)<<<




Watch out, Cawwwwwwwwrrrrrlllllll!



**bang bang bang bang bang bang***

Posted by: Rick Grimes at December 09, 2015 10:17 AM (H9MG5)

239 Remember, they called Trump Hitler for wanting to send Mexicans to....Mexico.

Because Tijuana is Auschwitz, or something.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 10:18 AM (PwP5j)

240 TP

those conservative christian types at NRO deserve a derisive snort for the same reason

they feel like scalded dogs these days because of the "gay marriage" implications and see the writing on the wall

so they think they have to throw in their lot with the Muslims who are similarly vulnerable to aggressively atheist law

out of the frying pan, into the fire, if you ask me

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 10:18 AM (RGla5)

241 232 >>I almost want to see a Trump presidency so that his supporters can be shocked -- shocked! -- at how much he betrayed them.

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Hell, I've got so many stab wounds in my back one more won't make much difference.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 10:19 AM (LXJ1e)

242 213
I'm dead?

Posted by: Soothsayer, the band at December 09, 2015 10:13 AM (7nPsO)
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It's alive!

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 10:19 AM (MbrzC)

243 Of course the rnc needs more debates. Hell, they need more time. They have to kill off Trump, Carson, and most of all, Ted Cruz. The rnc must have a rino to submit to the ritual assbeating from shrillary next November. It is imperative she finish the work of destroying America and civilization that was started so well by ubama.

Posted by: Eromero at December 09, 2015 10:19 AM (b+df9)

244 tijuana

they put bugs in their booze

I'll pass thanks

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 10:19 AM (RGla5)

245 The Sooth bannage has me pissed, if I haven't made
that clear yet. I'm considering self-bannage for a while, though that
might not have the leverage I am hoping for. *cough*cough*
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:07 AM (evdj2)


played out like a paso-doble as far as I saw it. Wonder if it wasn't a form of self-bannage.
I miss my dead and missing old friends, but I keep going.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 09, 2015 10:19 AM (q2o38)

246
When twitter first caught on, the conservative pundits/bloggers shit talked their comenters. How dumb was that? LOL

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 10:19 AM (iQIUe)

247 Saban is a shitty coach


Indeed. Nothing says shitty coach quite like winning 4 National Championships at 2 different colleges.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:19 AM (evdj2)

248 Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 10:14 AM (9krrF)

I would notice and miss you not being here.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 09, 2015 10:19 AM (No/ki)

249 "I'm dead?"

That Lazarus Puthy is some powerful stuff.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 09, 2015 10:19 AM (ptqRm)

250 I don't see why Sean Hannity doesn't host a
non-debate with a couple other conservative hosts. Maybe Laura Ingraham
and Mark Levin.
It wouldn't be like a real debate, because the candidates would be
allowed to challenge each other. And they would be required to take
positions and defend them.
Not sure why this doesn't happen.

Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:11 AM


Hannity? You gotta be kidding.

Or maybe -- just maybe -- he is no longer the whiny little closed-minded, pseudo-conservative bootlicker ("You're a Great American, Mitt!") he was when I stopped listening to him 10 years ago. People change, Supposedly.

If such a thing were possible, I'd watch a debate moderated by someone who can keep whatever axes they have to grind completely hidden. Someone who is neither Republican or Democrat, but who can ask serious, non-gotcha questions of candidates from both parties.

Yeah, I know. Not gonna happen. But it's what we need.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 10:20 AM (ykopX)

251 I respect Saban the way I respect Satan: say what you will, he is effective.

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 10:20 AM (RGla5)

252 Before I actually get some work done today I heard a funny thing yesterday (May have already been mentioned here) If you go to jebbush.com you get re-directed to a trump site. F'n classic!

Posted by: Timon at December 09, 2015 10:20 AM (KSonr)

253 237,

Ha.

Beard and Turtle?

No way.

Rubio and the gope will shove Amnesty up our asses so fast you would think you were on an episode of The Flash.

Posted by: eman at December 09, 2015 10:20 AM (MQEz6)

254
If such a thing were possible, I'd watch a debate moderated by
someone who can keep whatever axes they have to grind completely hidden.
Someone who is neither Republican or Democrat, but who can ask serious,
non-gotcha questions of candidates from both parties.


SUCK IT, TREBEK!

Posted by: Donald Trump at December 09, 2015 10:21 AM (PwP5j)

255 Amid much debate and strong feelings, University of Maryland's president
has recommended that Byrd Stadium be renamed. It's the correct choice
given Harry C. "Curley" Byrd's history as an ardent segregationist, and
one that was made possible only by the tireless efforts of the student
protesters...

Since Bernie was such a big hit yesterday in Baltimore, Sanders Stadium,
has a nice sound, better than Gray Stadium.

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 10:21 AM (T3Tpd)

256 timon

it works, that's hilarious

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 10:21 AM (RGla5)

257 And if you wanna be humorous and satirize me with this "sock"-business, you must do better!

Posted by: Begonia


My my my my bologna.

https://youtu.be/LMeu3R0RdqI

Posted by: Bologna at December 09, 2015 10:21 AM (FkBIv)

258 The saving grace of Rubio is that a Republican Congress might keep him on a short leash.

Which is not only a terrible way to look at a Republican candidate, but flies in the face of our previous experience with a Republican president and Congress.

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If Rubio campaigns on amnesty and wins, it will likely pass. If he does not campaign on it and wins, it will likely not pass. If he does pass it, he will likely be a one-termer. But it is an open possibility that if he were to win and then win again, that it would be on his 2nd term agenda.

I certainly understand why some people will never forgive Rubio on it. For me, I could look past it for now, but it will depend on what else he says about it.

Posted by: SH at December 09, 2015 10:21 AM (gmeXX)

259 237 Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:17 AM (O7MnT)
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Agreed, though you always have to worry about the GOPe in the Senate.

Those bastards actually think they are working on "responsible government" (which they define, of course, as Democrat-lite).

Posted by: MTF at December 09, 2015 10:22 AM (TxJGV)

260 "who can ask serious, non-gotcha questions"

has to be someone who hasn't been paid off

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 10:22 AM (RGla5)

261 If a Republican wins the Presidency, amnesty will pass. If a Democrat wins the Presidency, amnesty will pass.

We voters don't decide these things.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 09, 2015 10:23 AM (u5gzz)

262 Indeed. Nothing says shitty coach quite like winning 4 National Championships at 2 different colleges.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:19 AM (evdj2)

It's easy to win when you pay the most for the best players. Has he ever won a game when his was the less talented team? Never. Also, in the NFL where the talent level is (somewhat) similar, he went 15-17 then quit.

Posted by: Timon at December 09, 2015 10:24 AM (KSonr)

263 who can ask serious, non-gotcha questions

Jim Lehrer is still alive, for some values of life.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:24 AM (evdj2)

264 has to be someone who hasn't been paid off

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 10:22 AM


Hell, it would take someone who probably hasn't been BORN yet!

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 10:24 AM (ykopX)

265 If the RNC doesn't want Trump at this point they've got one choice:
***
Get Jeb, Rubio and the rest of their flunkies to drop out and endorse Cruz.

I tend to think in a 1 v 1 match Cruz eventually comes out on top and Trump doesn't get pissed enough to run third party (presuming he and Cruz negotiate...)

Of course that doesn't help the uniparty get amnesty, so they aren't going to do it.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 09, 2015 10:24 AM (X7E8f)

266 almost want to see a Trump presidency so that his supporters can be shocked -- shocked! -- at how much he betrayed them.

===

Betrayed how?
I want him in precisely because of what he is, not so much what says.
He can lose my support by saying he agrees with the GOPe or revealing he's a member of the Bush clan, I guess. The GOPe can destroy his support if they throw in with him. See? Its all oil and water, opposing magnetic poles, etc.

Posted by: Bigby's Green Thumb at December 09, 2015 10:24 AM (3ZtZW)

267 It's easy to win when you pay the most for the best players.


I drink your tears.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:24 AM (evdj2)

268 If a Republican wins the Presidency, amnesty will pass. If a Democrat wins the Presidency, amnesty will pass.

We voters don't decide these things.

----------

It hasn't passed yet.

Posted by: SH at December 09, 2015 10:24 AM (gmeXX)

269 O/T:

Time magazine has named Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi (The Islamic State Leader) as the runner-up for its Person of the Year award.

The candidate was chosen by the publication's editors because "as leader of Isis, [he] has inspired followers to both fight in his self-declared caliphate of Iraq and Syria, and also stage attacks in countries like Tunisia and France".


Huh. Rather bloodless description of his accomplishments, huh?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:25 AM (NOIQH)

270 It wouldn't be like a real debate, because the
candidates would be allowed to challenge each other. And they would be
required to take positions and defend them.



Not sure why this doesn't happen.
Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:11 AM (O7MnT)


My wet dream. Host invites two candidates to appear for an hour and a half section. Candidates provide three topics they are willing to talk about.
Host picks one, maybe two and flips a coin and winner gets 10 minutes to introduce, loser gets 10 minutes to rebut, repeat for follow up, and then closing statements.
Repeat next week with new candidates.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 09, 2015 10:25 AM (q2o38)

271
Oh, look. A New York newspaper has remembered the industry's roots in yellow journalism and inflammatory cartoons

Trump has them really frightened, apparently

http://preview.tinyurl.com/omw4p2o

Posted by: Kindltot at December 09, 2015 09:39 AM (q2o3







Although I find it darkly ironic that they have Trump wielding a mohammedan scimitar and holding up a severed head.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 09, 2015 10:26 AM (gwpf+)

272 If Amnesty passes the Republic is gone forever.

Posted by: eman at December 09, 2015 10:26 AM (MQEz6)

273 >>"who can ask serious, non-gotcha questions"

Brian Lamb, C-SPAN
That's all I got...

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:26 AM (NOIQH)

274 OK, what did Sooth do? I have been out an about.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 09, 2015 10:26 AM (jJRIy)

275 Amid much debate and strong feelings, University of Maryland's president
has recommended that Byrd Stadium be renamed. It's the correct choice
given Harry C. "Curley" Byrd's history as an ardent segregationist, and
one that was made possible only by the tireless efforts of the student
protesters...

Since Bernie was such a big hit yesterday in Baltimore, Sanders Stadium,
has a nice sound, better than Gray Stadium.


Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 10:21 AM (T3Tpd)

Guess the party of this racist, segregationist when he ran for multiple offices in MD...

Posted by: Timon at December 09, 2015 10:27 AM (KSonr)

276 "Jim Lehrer is still alive, for some values of life."

(still laughing) grumpy, are you a mathematician?

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 10:27 AM (RGla5)

277 so they think they have to throw in their lot with the Muslims who are similarly vulnerable to aggressively atheist law
***
Muslims *should* be close allies to religious conservatives. But they are focused on taking down the bigger danger to the ummah rather the the bigger danger to them personally.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 09, 2015 10:27 AM (X7E8f)

278 I'm curious what Scott Adams' response would be if you said, "Okay, fine, 1000 dead. Let's make it 999 strangers, but for number 1000 you, Mr. Adams, must pick a member of your immediate family."

?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 09, 2015 10:28 AM (NeFrd)

279 It's easy to win when you pay the most for the best players. Has he ever won a game when his was the less talented team? Never. Also, in the NFL where the talent level is (somewhat) similar, he went 15-17 then quit.
Posted by: Timon at December 09, 2015 10:24 AM (KSonr)

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

Well then he's a super coach for not effin up super talented players.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 10:28 AM (LXJ1e)

280 >>"who can ask serious, non-gotcha questions"

Brian Lamb, C-SPAN
That's all I got...

--------

Can we bring back Sam Donaldson? Could be fun.

Posted by: SH at December 09, 2015 10:28 AM (gmeXX)

281 103
"Sooth was banned??? "



Scuffle with Maet

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 09:49 AM (Z/8dZ)

Over what?

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 09, 2015 10:28 AM (jJRIy)

282 Get Terry Bradshaw to ask the questions.

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 10:28 AM (RGla5)

283 Time Person of the Year - Merkel.

For utterly devastating Europe for the foreseeable future.

But she gets invited to all the best parties.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 10:29 AM (fWAjv)

284 271 It's easy to win when you pay the most for the best players.




Just like Barry Switzer.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 09, 2015 10:29 AM (DKgtk)

285 (still laughing) grumpy, are you a mathematician?

Oh hells no. Your modern numerals frighten and confuse me.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:29 AM (evdj2)

286 if - if Trump reveals that this was all a big con job or goes third party and, by that move, hands the White House to Scankles, I will never comment here again.But should Trump win, you and every other nattering naysayer will leave. Deal?Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 09, 2015 10:01 AM (X6fMO)

I'm guessing Bill Clinton's conversation with Trump the night before Trump announced consisted of Bill begging Trump not to run, a Slick Willie 'Don't throw us in the briar patch' kind of reverse psychology that would be just like Clinton, who--for all of his faults--can read peopleat a glance and--according to all who know him--has an uncanny feel for the political terrain. After all, look what the Ross Perot candidacy did for Bill Clinton in his run for the presidency. You'd better believe the Clintons would want that lightning to strike twice.

But yeah, sure, while I don't consider myself a 'nattering naysayer', if Trump wins the Presidency, I'll never post here again. I'd be the odd man out in Trump Fan Club Central, and who would want that?

Posted by: troyriser at December 09, 2015 10:30 AM (Yi5wO)

287 RNC also wants to hold a second and third and fourth primary as necessary, until they get the outcome they want.

So out of touch. And they wonder why Trump is leading.

Posted by: Fen at December 09, 2015 10:30 AM (LzTHP)

288 273 - Interesting only in that unsurprisingly they don't give a sh1t what their poll voters on the matter thought, last I checked with over 1/2 million votes the Donald was winning by about a percentage point over the Uber CEO. pfft whatever, I will say though Al-Baghdadi certainly had more influence this year than Merkel.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 10:30 AM (MbrzC)

289 I think Scott Adams construction is highly useful, because it is really, really honest.

How many fellow Americans are you willing to allow to die for your view of the value of immigration from certain countries.

Hell, someone should corner Hillary and ask her...

Heh? Wasn't he a president like a 100 years ago

Posted by: 18-1 at December 09, 2015 10:30 AM (X7E8f)

290 A Trump third party candidacy may be the GOP's best hope now. Obviously, Trump is unelectable, and will only grow more so as time goes on and he continues to open his mouth. Trump as a third party candidate allows Republicans to distance themselves from Trump's inflammatory, toxic, thoughtless rhetoric, and having a reasonable GOP candidate gives "I don't like Hillary, but I fucking HATE Trump" voters (easily 50% of the nation) another option. It's a long shot -- I think Hillary pretty much has this in the bag now -- but at least there's a chance.

Posted by: USNA '88 at December 09, 2015 10:30 AM (Y8P5w)

291 Adams: "Personally, I would accept up to 1,000 dead Americans, over a
ten-year period, to allow Muslim non-citizens to enter this country."
==========
Jesus.

And he whines about it not being in context.

Dude, that's fucking wrong no matter the "context."

He says it's "in the name of freedom."

Fuck you, my freedoms--my natural rights--have fuck-all to do with who is and is not let into this country.

And I can guarantee this fucker would be the first manning the fainting couches if someone said, "Personally, I would accept up to 1,000 dead Americans, over a
ten-year period, to allow Americans to own fully automatic firearms."

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 09, 2015 10:30 AM (fQ/0p)

292 Time Person of the Year - Merkel.

For utterly devastating Europe for the foreseeable future.

--------

Well she has been very influential. Maybe Time is moving back to naming the Person of the Year as the most influential and not simply who they think is the best. But I suspect they also think she is the best.

Posted by: SH at December 09, 2015 10:31 AM (gmeXX)

293
Australia's 'Ginger Jihadi' and his British schoolgirl wife return to social media for the first time since their wedding and threaten to cut the hands off people opposed to ISIS

http://goo.gl/XkCJLX

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 10:31 AM (iQIUe)

294 If Amnesty passes the Republic is gone forever.

Posted by: eman


I think that ship has sailed.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 09, 2015 10:31 AM (FkBIv)

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 09, 2015 10:32 AM (FkBIv)

296

Barrel time!

Posted by: RickZ at December 09, 2015 10:32 AM (Lc+NQ)

297 Just as long as I'm in it and get to maximize my time for talking constantly for 3 and a half minutes for every single question I'm asked by doing a long stream of conscious run-on sentence that doesn't stop until I hit the topic of every single question previously asked never taking a break and trying to interrupt every other candidates question as well trying be listed as the candidate with the most talking time because that's really important and I don't care if you all want me to shut up because I still have time left in my answer and when you get to the pearly gates do you want to tell St. Peter how mean you all were to me just because I was in congress and actually balanced the budget and my father was a mailman.

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2015 10:32 AM (zt+N6)

298 Remember, they called Trump Hitler for wanting to send Mexicans to....Mexico.

Because Tijuana is Auschwitz, or something.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 09, 2015 10:18 AM (PwP5j)


True. But this seems worse. Maybe because we know what ISIS and other Islamic terrorists would love to do to Jews. Even 'moderate', mostly nice muslims tend to go apeshit when they start talking about jews and Israel.

It's just offensive on so many levels. And I'm not jewish or anything.

Posted by: Lea at December 09, 2015 10:32 AM (lIU4e)

299 And that would have been much better had I remembered the Kasich sock. Dammit.

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2015 10:32 AM (zt+N6)

300 18-1 report to te barrel.18-1 report to the barrel.

Posted by: Steevy at December 09, 2015 10:32 AM (8HTq1)

301 Listening to Rahm Emmanuel live, blowing smoke. Task force, values, kids, blah, blah, blah.

Never heard him do a speech before.

Terrible public speaker.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 09, 2015 10:32 AM (u6BGz)

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 10:32 AM (iQIUe)

303 >>Get Terry Bradshaw to ask the questions.

Or just for fun, resurrect Chris Farley's SNL tv host character who interviewed Paul McCartney and others.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:33 AM (NOIQH)

304 Time 'Magazine'?

It's little more than a newsletter anymore. Funny how the more liberal they got, the shorter the page count.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 09, 2015 10:33 AM (7v/r5)

305
And, voila! Like an overflowing toilet full of turds, El Jebe! will make his miraculous comeback!

#JebCanFixIt!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 09, 2015 10:33 AM (BK3ZS)

306 Huh. Rather bloodless description of his accomplishments, huh?





Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:25 AM (NOIQH)


Establishment progressives love totalitarian murderers and serial killers.
I suspect half of them have SS collections in the closet somewhere, the other half have Mao's Cultural Revolution memorabilia (save the grass soup recipes)

Posted by: Kindltot at December 09, 2015 10:34 AM (q2o38)

307 Can we bring back Sam Donaldson? Could be fun.
Posted by: SH at December 09, 2015 10:28 AM (gmeXX)

****************
As a Republican, can you take enough time from slathering yourself in the blood of kittens and puppies and reveling in giant baths of hatred to answer this question? *Vulcan eyebrow raise*

Posted by: Zombie Sam Donaldson at December 09, 2015 10:34 AM (vgIRn)

308 Emmanuel sounds like he's fifteen.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 09, 2015 10:35 AM (u6BGz)

309 292 RNC also wants to hold a second and third and fourth primary as necessary, until they get the outcome they want.

So out of touch. And they wonder why Trump is leading.

Posted by: Fen at December 09, 2015 10:30 AM (LzTHP)



The RNC wishes they could run the primaries like they ran that joke of the election for the new speaker of the House. Their preferred stooge won't get it? Postpone it until they can ensure another one of them will.

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2015 10:35 AM (zt+N6)

310 Or just for fun, resurrect Chris Farley's SNL tv host character who interviewed Paul McCartney and others.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:33 AM (NOIQH)


Resurrect Sam Kinison.

"They're fucking terrorists! And you want to let them in?"

Posted by: RickZ at December 09, 2015 10:35 AM (Lc+NQ)

311 I'll agree to never come back here if Trump wins the Presidency, but only if the four or five Trump supporters that I have ever seen on AoS agree to never come back when Trump loses.

Posted by: Elf Space at December 09, 2015 10:35 AM (Y8P5w)

312 Hell, I've got so many stab wounds in my back one more won't make much difference.

At this stage it's all about who I take with me.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 10:35 AM (9krrF)

313 >>Well she has been very influential. Maybe Time is moving back to naming the Person of the Year as the most influential and not simply who they think is the best. But I suspect they also think she is the best.

Both. Saw the TIME editor on Morning Joe and she was gushing over Merkel.
Also, by choosing al-Bagdadi as runner up, going for influential because murder, mayhem, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:36 AM (NOIQH)

314 SUCK IT, TREBEK!
Posted by: Donald Trump

That's what my mother said last night.

Posted by: toyrider at December 09, 2015 10:36 AM (xodPA)

315 Their preferred stooge won't get it? Postpone it until they can ensure another one of them will.

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2015 10:35 AM (zt+N6)
---
If the actually could, believe me, they would.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 10:36 AM (MbrzC)

316 >>"They're fucking terrorists! And you want to let them in?"


"AH--AHH-AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!"

Genius suggestion.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:37 AM (NOIQH)

317

297 Time Person of the Year - Merkel.

For utterly devastating Europe for the foreseeable future.


They aren't showing candid photos of her in the seraglio, are they?

Time should have gone for the double: Merkel and Urkel.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 09, 2015 10:37 AM (BK3ZS)

318 At this stage it's all about who I take with me.


*fistbump* I'm no longer voting for hope. I'm voting for revenge.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:38 AM (evdj2)

319

18-1.

That the chances of you dying in the barrel.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 09, 2015 10:38 AM (8XRCm)

320 I drink your tears.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:24 AM (evdj2)

Nice retort...I see you ignored the rest of the post.
He lost to UAB in 2000, to Louisiana Monroe in 2007 in his first years with new teams, when you can tell how good of a coach he is (not recruiter).

I'll leave you with what an agent said in 2012.


"Everybody has something on Nick Saban, for God's sake. And if he has a problem with anything I say, come on after me, big guy."

http://tinyurl.com/c3sdnp9

Posted by: Timon at December 09, 2015 10:39 AM (KSonr)

321 I will pet a monkey.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the band>>>

That sounds nicer than what you normally do to them.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 09, 2015 10:39 AM (XtAzU)

322 Over what?
Posted by: Nip Sip at December 09, 2015 10:28 AM (jJRIy)


My interpretation (not actual words):

Sooth: Rabble Rabble
Maet: I've been thinking about banning Sooth because he's a dick to me.
Sooth: I don't think about you at all because you are beneath me.
Maet: BANNED.

Posted by: Lea at December 09, 2015 10:39 AM (lIU4e)

323 Here's an interesting post from Scott Adams regarding Trump's moratorium on muslim immigration:


http://blog.dilbert.com/post/134791529391/risk-

management-trump-persuasion-series


It's a pretty good analysis on what the real issue (for the most part is)-

and that is:

How many American deaths from muslim jihadist terrorism are you willing to accept -

to be able to admit muslims into this country?


Scott Adams places the number, for him, at 1000 American deaths every ten years.

He is quite honest about the fact that given the odds it is highly unlikely that one of the 1000 dead will be him.

So, he is willing to condemn to death 1000 other American people, so he can feel good about letting muslims into this country for frankly fuzzy reasons.


I keep hearing that a moratorium on muslim immigration is a "bad thing" but I have yet to hear a coherent reason as to why.

"Because religious freedom", doesnt really apply because they aren't American citizens.

So, what else do you have?

What is it that's so necessary to American society about muslim immigrants that we must risk American lives?

For me, my number of American deaths acceptable to allow me to pat myself on the back and be on the "right side of history" and admit potential muslim jihadist terrorists along with Obama is zero, zip, nada, the big goose egg.


So, for those of you who think we must admit muslims and are anti-moratorium,

belly on up to the bar and tell us how many other people, tell us how many deaths of your fellow citizens from muslim jihadist terrorism , that you are willing to accept to feel all nice and self-righteous and fuzzy?

Posted by: naturalfake at December 09, 2015 10:39 AM (KUa85)

324 If Trump loses the general....

I will pet a monkey.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the band at December 09, 2015 10:37 AM (7nPsO)


Hey, that's one of my many jobs! And the beauty of it is, my Monkey is becoming confused and quickly forgets all my petting.

Posted by: Huma of the Muslim Brotherhood at December 09, 2015 10:39 AM (Lc+NQ)

325 Their preferred stooge won't get it? Postpone it until they can ensure another one of them will.

Posted by: buzzion


They preferred Joe Besser to me!

Posted by: Curley at December 09, 2015 10:40 AM (FkBIv)

326 There are few thing more illustrious of our position than the SideBar item about Heb!'s financial backer supporting Hillary over Trump if it came to that.

The GOP is on a suicide mission.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:40 AM (evdj2)

327
****************
As a Republican, can you take enough time from slathering yourself in the blood of kittens and puppies and reveling in giant baths of hatred to answer this question? *Vulcan eyebrow raise*


At least the man was blunt and direct... not like the oleaginous and obsequious crapweasels who "moderate" "debates" nowadays.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 09, 2015 10:41 AM (BK3ZS)

328 Nice retort...



*Points at scoreboard*

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:41 AM (evdj2)

329 Time Person of the Year - Merkel.

For utterly devastating Europe for the foreseeable future.


Whenever Time names a German Chancellor as Person of the Year... it doesn't end well.

Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 10:41 AM (O7MnT)

330 Oooops, another narrative bites the dust: Farook and chick were chatting online about jihad back in 2013 --- before they met in person.
Darn, can't blame the homebound, burka-clad woman for "radicalizing" poor, innocent, American-born Farook anymore.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:42 AM (NOIQH)

331 Oooops, another narrative bites the dust: Farook and chick were chatting online about jihad back in 2013 --- before they met in person.
Darn, can't blame the homebound, burka-clad woman for "radicalizing" poor, innocent, American-born Farook anymore.
Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:42 AM (NOIQH)


Of course. He sought her out. Duh.

Posted by: Lea at December 09, 2015 10:43 AM (lIU4e)

332 Time 'Magazine'?



It's little more than a newsletter anymore. Funny how the more liberal they got, the shorter the page count.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 09, 2015 10:33 AM (7v/r5)

I doubt anyone cares anymore who they pick....I remember USAToday vending machines were on every corner. The version in the hotel lobby they give away is more of a pamphlet now. Of course Gannett owns a lot of city newspapers, and spread their sh*t far more than ever,.

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 10:44 AM (T3Tpd)

333 Of course. He sought her out. Duh.

I've seen more attractive goats than her.

"Woof."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 10:44 AM (LUgeY)

334 The photo of the F'rooks coming at the camera, through immigration at O'Hare, defiant, arrogant, dressed in their camel rodeo outfits, is the best poster imaginable for Trump's position on the current debate topic.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 09, 2015 10:44 AM (u6BGz)

335 Nothing inexplicable about the deep and abiding love for my Crimson Tide. I'm a proud Son of Mobile. Born and bred as a Bama Fan. Cut me and I bleed crimson. BB

I feel the same about Michigan State Spartan Nation! In these perilous times, our fan love sustains us !

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at December 09, 2015 10:46 AM (dQJCS)

336
So Sooth yanked the tiger's tail one time too many?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 09, 2015 10:46 AM (BK3ZS)

337 337 Oooops, another narrative bites the dust: Farook and chick were chatting online about jihad back in 2013 --- before they met in person.
Darn, can't blame the homebound, burka-clad woman for "radicalizing" poor, innocent, American-born Farook anymore.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:42 AM (NOIQH)

And the guy who bought the weapons for them is related by marriage.

Yet, he is still free.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 10:47 AM (fWAjv)

338 "The photo of the F'rooks coming at the camera, through immigration at O'Hare, defiant, arrogant, dressed in their camel rodeo outfits, is the best poster imaginable for Trump's position on the current debate topic."

Amen. And LMAO at "Camel Rodeo"

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 10:47 AM (Z/8dZ)

339 >>Of course. He sought her out. Duh.


But Obama et.al. really wanted to pretend this was just some magical radicalization, like a temporary spell so we wouldn't have to face the notion that someone born and raised here could do this - that the man who worked with these people for 5 years could just shoot them down like that.
"Beyotch made him do it" narrative also plays into their "blame the blogs and talk radio" for other shootings. Normal people can be "radicalized" by outsiders and are not responsible for their acts.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:48 AM (NOIQH)

340
I like Tijuana. Use to shop and eat there. Heard it has gone downhill due to the cartels. They just destroy the local economy. Too bad. I have fond memories.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 10:48 AM (iQIUe)

341 *Points at scoreboard*

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:41 AM (evdj2)

Ok, I will. 23-17, 43-37 the past 2 years...

Posted by: Hugh Freeze, Not just a recruiter at December 09, 2015 10:48 AM (KSonr)

342 And GUN CONTROL!!!


*except for the straw purchaser who supplied weapons to the terrorists

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 10:49 AM (fWAjv)

343 The photo of the F'rooks coming at the camera, through immigration at O'Hare, defiant, arrogant, dressed in their camel rodeo outfits, is the best poster imaginable for Trump's position on the current debate topic.

Their lifeless eyes were an added touch of creepiness.

Call me what you will, I don't want to be around anyone like that, especially given my experience with muzzie's back in the '70's. That taught me a lot about their "culture" and the great contempt they hold for us.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 10:50 AM (LUgeY)

344 >>And the guy who bought the weapons for them is related by marriage. Yet, he is still free.

The wacky neighbor, or someone else?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:50 AM (NOIQH)

345 There is no such thing as Jihadi Puthey. That Puthey will not get you to do anything. Look at her - she's got a face you just want to punch.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 10:50 AM (iQIUe)

346 Doll's eyes.

Posted by: Quint at December 09, 2015 10:51 AM (FkBIv)

347 The wacky neighbor, or someone else?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:50 AM (NOIQH)

Marquez

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 10:52 AM (fWAjv)

348 Oooops, another narrative bites the dust: Farook and chick were chatting online about jihad back in 2013 --- before they met in person.

"Straight Muslim male seeks straight Muslim female for marriage, children, and martyrdom...must appreciate baseball, long walks on the beach, and slaughtering the infidel..."

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 10:52 AM (9krrF)

349 Added thought: They have announced the criteria for making the cut for this debate. Want to bet it's the most stringent yet? They will do whatever they have to make sure Rubio gets the maximum amount of time.


Want to bet those will be changed to be sure Jeb! makes the cut?

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 09, 2015 10:53 AM (mf5HN)

350 Enrique Marquez, whose home was raided over the weekend and who is being questioned by federal investigators, was married last year to Mariya Chernykh, whose sister is the wife of Raheel Farook, brother of one of the shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 10:53 AM (fWAjv)

351 ......went outside to talk to my gardener....so i go out front....no one there.....walk to the backyard no one visible.....walk to the side of the house....one of his guys is using a frisbee to scoop up dog shit.....my frisbee....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 09, 2015 10:53 AM (0O7c5)

352 I'll take Rubio or Cruz. It's a big improvement over Jeb! or worse, Hillary! No Trump. The man is amoral. He has a third of the conservatives hoodwinked. *sigh*

Posted by: Singing Hatchet at December 09, 2015 10:53 AM (zOBiw)

353 A Palestinian leader has explained that killing Jews is good, but it has to be done in a way that the international community won't notice - or care about - what's going on.

"The international community does not agree to a bus exploding in Tel Aviv. But the international community does not ask what happens to a settler or soldier in the occupied territories at the wrong time and in the wrong place. No one asks about him! Therefore, we want to fight in such a way that the world and the international community will remain by our side," said Jibril Rajoub in a recent interview.

/ moderate modern muslim

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 09, 2015 10:53 AM (7v/r5)

354 ot:
Putin has threatened to use nuclear weapons against Isis but hopes they 'will never be needed'
http://tinyurl.com/h2hvfg3
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Now he didn't actually threaten to use nuclear weapons, but hey it makes for a great headline for eyeballs.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 10:53 AM (MbrzC)

355 Marquez

is he the suspected source of the guns, then?

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 10:54 AM (RGla5)

356 355 Oooops, another narrative bites the dust: Farook and chick were chatting online about jihad back in 2013 --- before they met in person.
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Great job NSA, nice Patriot Act you got there

Posted by: BunkerIntheBurbs at December 09, 2015 10:55 AM (kXzR8)

357 >>The photo of the F'rooks coming at the camera, through immigration at O'Hare, defiant, arrogant, dressed in their camel rodeo outfits, is the best poster imaginable for Trump's position on the current debate topic.


Well, it certainly identifies a warning sign of "radicalization" - in earlier pics of Farook he looked westernized, but he recently grew out the beard, etc. We're not supposed to notice that because it's a sign that he was devout, but there ya go. And she wore a full burka - apparently even his family had never seen her face.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:55 AM (NOIQH)

358 Great job NSA, nice Patriot Act you got there

Posted by: BunkerIntheBurbs at December 09, 2015 10:55 AM (kXzR
it only for PATRIOTS!!!! it's in the name!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 09, 2015 10:55 AM (0O7c5)

359 No Trump. The man is amoral. He has a third of the conservatives hoodwinked.

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Then you lose. Welcome, President Hillary!

Posted by: Bigby's Green Thumb at December 09, 2015 10:56 AM (3ZtZW)

360 Since the shooting in San Bernardino last week, business at San Bernardino County gun stores has been booming. Rattled residents have been telling gun store owners that they want to be prepared and ready to fight back if they are attacked. Los Angeles Times

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 10:56 AM (T3Tpd)

361 >>Enrique Marquez, whose home was raided over the weekend and who is being questioned by federal investigators, was married last year to Mariya Chernykh, whose sister is the wife of Raheel Farook, brother of one of the shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook.


Whoa --- that explains it. I wondered why a neighbor would purchase those guns for him.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:57 AM (NOIQH)

362 And she wore a full burka - apparently even his family had never seen her face.

And in her case, there was a damn good reason for it. She'd make a freight train take a dirt road.

"Woof."

Ugly on the inside, absolutely hideous on the outside.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 10:57 AM (LUgeY)

363 Trump is a great off the cuff speaker and good with one-liners. Why would he be afraid of another debate?

Frankly, we need more debates to get other guys to get out: we need more gaffes by Bush etc. to get him out.

Posted by: Harun at December 09, 2015 10:57 AM (UBBWX)

364 You dont have to be Sherlock.Holmes to see the common thread...
Yeah. Trump!!11!!

Posted by: toyrider at December 09, 2015 10:57 AM (xodPA)

365 Great job NSA, nice Patriot Act you got there
Posted by: BunkerIntheBurbs at December 09, 2015 10:55 AM (kXzR

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Wait.... you dont actually think they were looking at *overseas* terrorists do you????

All the kool kids think the icky pasty white gun loving knuckle dragging tea bagging vermin among them are the real terrorists.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 09, 2015 10:57 AM (8XRCm)

366 344 And the guy who bought the weapons for them is related by marriage.

Yet, he is still free.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 10:47 AM (fWAjv)
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Yes, amazingly.

Posted by: MTF at December 09, 2015 10:57 AM (TxJGV)

367 He has a third of the conservatives hoodwinked. *sigh*

Posted by: Singing Hatchet at December 09, 2015 10:53 AM (zOBiw)


I don't know about anyone else, but Trump does not have me hoodwinked. I am enjoying his taking down of the MSM and the eGOPs, the first Republican candidate since Reagan to go around the media. I guess you don't enjoy the heavy dose of shadenfreude that Trump brings to the table. And if you think Trump, who loves America, would be worse than the America-hating scum #occupying the White House, well, there's no hope for you.

Posted by: RickZ at December 09, 2015 10:57 AM (Lc+NQ)

368 So much saltiness from Drew over Rubio.

Sorry, but Rubio would make a fine president.

Cruz wouldn't be too bad either, but let's not continue with the fallacies that Rubio is no better than Obama, or Hillary, or any Democrat, etc., which is what too many these days seem to argue. If Rubio is "Establishment," he's by far the most conservative choice for an establishment pick you could possibly hope for.

Posted by: Vyce at December 09, 2015 10:57 AM (h4ZaE)

369 Officials Say San Bernardino Attacker Syed Farook Planned Earlier Attack on Specific Target With Someone Else
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That's comforting

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 10:57 AM (fWAjv)

370 Test-


Okay, that was weird. I just made like five or six comments in a row (all of them brilliantly insightful and witty in a highbrow sort of way) that appeared at the end of this thread, sequentially, with no comments from anybody else appearing each time I refreshed.

It was as if nobody else was commenting.

I closed my browser and reloaded the page and all of my comments from that 10 minute span had disappeared, and everybody else's comments had returned.

As if I stood on the verge of a rip in the space-time continuum. Or the very gates of Hell.

Anyway, it's nice to be back.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 09, 2015 10:58 AM (NeFrd)

371 Ok, I will. 23-17, 43-37 the past 2 years...

Posted by: Hugh Freeze, Not just a recruiter at December 09, 2015 10:48 AM (KSonr) Hide posts from (KSonr)




Heh. Touche.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:58 AM (evdj2)

372 >>Putin has threatened to use nuclear weapons against Isis but hopes they 'will never be needed'

Polonium out of the question - or is that too risky because they'd have to be close by to spike all that tea?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 10:58 AM (NOIQH)

373 Anyway, it's nice to be back.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 09, 2015 10:58 AM (NeFrd)

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You were being pun-ished.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 09, 2015 10:59 AM (8XRCm)

374 I generally don't like Trump, but the shitheads in the media and the GOPe are pushing me into his arms.

You don't win a war by spending 90% of the time talking about how peaceful your enemy is and inviting thousands of them into the country.

Posted by: Hillary's alchoholic depression at December 09, 2015 10:59 AM (DkXQB)

375 Sorry, but Rubio would make a fine president.


Hooray for Chuck Schumer's hand puppet!

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2015 10:59 AM (zt+N6)

376 Trump is a great off the cuff speaker and good with one-liners. Why would he be afraid of another debate?

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Personally, I think it would be good politics for one of the frontrunners just took time off from the debate to make some sort of statement. I think it would work best for Trump. But it could also work for Rubio too.

Posted by: SH at December 09, 2015 10:59 AM (gmeXX)

377 Any fans of Trailer Park Boys, the Canadian show? They just put out a "Live" show from their "Drunk, High and Unemployed Tour" in Austin on Netflix. I haven't liked the previous Live shows much, but this one is hilarious so far. About a third of the way through, and they haven't gotten on stage yet. (Though somehow Ricky already has a piss-jug glued to his hand)

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 09, 2015 11:00 AM (2cS/G)

378 Seamus, you sure you weren't accidentally commenting on the end of the previous thread? I saw you left a bunch there.

Posted by: mindful webworker - exhaustipated at December 09, 2015 11:00 AM (SAhpk)

379 I see Muslim congressiman Andre Carson says he's received a death threat. I would not be too sure. He has lied before:
http://wannabeanglican.blogspot.com/2015/12/bad-examples-mr-speaker.html

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at December 09, 2015 11:00 AM (hjp5Z)

380 "It was like a dog-and-pony show..."



*****


Dibs on the pony!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 09, 2015 11:01 AM (NeFrd)

381 TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump when the presidential candidate visits Israel at the end of the month, according to multiple reports. An Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press that a Trump-Netanyahu meeting was scheduled two weeks ago, before Trump's proposal to shut down Muslim immigration to the U.S. until the vetting process is investigated. -breitbart
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Heads explode.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio missed a Senate vote that advanced the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a conference bill that is poised to replace the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. The legislation was advanced in the Senate by a vote of 84-12. The GOP 2016 contenders who voted against advancing the bill are Sens. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). -breitbart
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Another conveniently missed vote.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 11:01 AM (MbrzC)

382 Dibs on the pony!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 09, 2015 11:01 AM (NeFrd)




Dibs on the dog.

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at December 09, 2015 11:01 AM (evdj2)

383 Seamus, you sure you weren't accidentally commenting on the end of the previous thread? I saw you left a bunch there.
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ROTFLMAO!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2015 11:02 AM (xodPA)

384 you sure you weren't accidentally commenting on the end of the previous thread? I saw you left a bunch there.

Posted by: mindful webworker


****

Were they insightful and witty? That might explain my confusion. Better go have a fifth cup of coffee!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 09, 2015 11:02 AM (NeFrd)

385 362 Marquez

is he the suspected source of the guns, then?

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 10:54 AM (RGla5)

Yes. I don't think it is 'suspected' any longer.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 11:02 AM (fWAjv)

386 Time magazine...
We dont get magazines, my 5 year old granddaughter went to the doc with me the other day, looked at one and asked me "if they always had so many commercials" yes i did lol

Posted by: FCF at December 09, 2015 11:03 AM (kejii)

387 377 Officials Say San Bernardino Attacker Syed Farook Planned Earlier Attack on Specific Target With Someone Else
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Which even with all our spying on americans we seemed to miss yet again, clearly we just need to spy even deeper.

Posted by: NSA Stooge at December 09, 2015 11:03 AM (MbrzC)

388 Sooth, you got unbanned?

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 11:04 AM (2x3L+)

389 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 09, 2015 10:58 AM

Smartphone?

Same sort of weirdness has happened to me. All of a sudden the thread dies. Then it returns 10 minutes later filled with comments throughout the entire 10 minutes.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 09, 2015 11:04 AM (7v/r5)

390 What Moslem immigrant has a pony? Who leaves an Islamic country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country?

Posted by: Jerry Trump at December 09, 2015 11:04 AM (xodPA)

391 Heh. Touche.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 09, 2015 10:58 AM (evdj2)


I'm a football junkie and really into football scheming. Saban simply can't do it (or he won't hire the coordinators who will). I don't like him being called a great coach because he's not. He's a great recruiter with questionable methods in the past (hiring girlfriends, allegedly paying players, etc). Also a great schmoozer with the "boosters" who bought him a $3 million house and who knows what for the players...

Posted by: Timon at December 09, 2015 11:05 AM (KSonr)

392 The DM is still hammering Trump as is the brit politicians. But the comments by the brits are that Trump is right.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 11:05 AM (iQIUe)

393
"Wait.... you dont actually think they were looking at *overseas* terrorists do you????

All the kool kids think the icky pasty white gun loving knuckle dragging tea bagging vermin among them are the real terrorists.----fixerupper"

You are not kidding. Go on DUNG or KOS and they call folks like us Teahadists, terrorists, etc. They say we are just as bad as ISIS.
THAT is what we are up against.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 09, 2015 11:05 AM (uhftQ)

394 34 Yes I heard Trump talking about running third party and I was really confused as to why he'd be floating that now, when he's significantly leading in polling? It's deeply strange.
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There was a story yesterday that the GOP was considering "disqualifying" Trump from the race over his call for shutting down Muslim immigration. He responded with a poll that 68% of his voters would follow him to a third party. I think that's a low estimate. If the party did that, the entire base would revolt.

Posted by: despair at December 09, 2015 11:05 AM (VrdxH)

395 Maybe Pixy misplaced the high-voltage hamster prod. Get along little dogies!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 09, 2015 11:06 AM (NeFrd)

396 377 Posted by: Vyce at December 09, 2015 10:57 AM (h4ZaE)
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Well, there's a new perspective. And a new voice if I'm not mistaken.

Posted by: MTF at December 09, 2015 11:06 AM (TxJGV)

397 Since I'm (finally) caught up on comments, it must be time for something fresh to be posted. I'm thinking, trees and water, or maybe a bowl of fruit with wormy apples. Or roses.

Posted by: mindful webworker - artfully at December 09, 2015 11:06 AM (SAhpk)

398 >>Hooray for Chuck Schumer's hand puppet!

Has Rubio donated to any of Schumer's campaigns? Trump has. He's given lots of money to Dems and not just NY Dems.

I do understand why some people support Trump, he says things that a good chunk of the Republican base want to hear, but he also seems to have achieved an Obama like blank slate aura where people can project whatever they want onto him.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 09, 2015 11:06 AM (/tuJf)

399 The media keeps using 'radicalized' like it's a action brought on by others w/o any agency of the 'victim'.

Like he stepped on a rusty nail and was infected or something.

Or somebody snuck up behind him and injected him with some Jihadi serum...

I guess that fits the simple-minded-victim-of-others narrative

Posted by: McCool at December 09, 2015 11:06 AM (nCSwS)

400 Were they insightful and witty? That might explain my confusion. Better go have a fifth cup of coffee!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon


I'm thinking it's a fifth of something else you're in need of.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 09, 2015 11:07 AM (9krrF)

401 >>You are not kidding. Go on DUNG or KOS and they call folks like us Teahadists, terrorists, etc.

Kos founder Markos whatshisnuts wrote "American Taliban" where Christians = Taliban, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 11:07 AM (NOIQH)

402 Time magazine

I see it my doctors office. Multiply that times professional offices, and thats about their subscriber list....Plus they give those offices a big discount on the subscription rate.

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 11:07 AM (T3Tpd)

403 Ah well, endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 09, 2015 11:08 AM (NeFrd)

404 And if you wanna be humorous and satirize me with this "sock"-business, you must do better!

Posted by: Begonia

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Ok, come clean. Are you a regular? You were a little OTT, but that was the only tell. Really first class POE-ing.

Posted by: Begonyeb at December 09, 2015 11:08 AM (E5UB0)

405 But the comments by the brits are that Trump is right.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 11:05 AM (iQIUe)
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Because the common man in Britain still has more common sense then those they end up electing, not dissimilar to here.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 11:08 AM (MbrzC)

406 "If the party did that, the entire base would revolt."

I'd welcome a revolt for that reason or for any other reason.

There is zero chance of returning the United States to constitutional government so long as the Republican Party remains a major party.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 09, 2015 11:08 AM (u5gzz)

407 ......went outside to talk to my gardener....so i go out front....no one
there.....walk to the backyard no one visible.....walk to the side of
the house....one of his guys is using a frisbee to scoop up dog
shit.....my frisbee....


Fire them, with real fire.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 09, 2015 11:08 AM (YEelc)

408 CBS was interesting this morning. They had the talking heads giving the usual line that Trump's idea is unconstitutional. And then they chatted around about how this means that all Republicans support this idea if he wins the nomination.

Then they had a focus group. And the focus group said, even if I disagree with him, this is something that needs to be said. We need to be able to talk about it. You had blacks, whites, all coming together to say that we need a discussion on whether we can continue to allow these folks into our country, if we don't have a way to screen out those that are a danger. The only person that truly disagreed seemed to be a Hillary supporter

It looks like most of the country is aware that we have targeted 80 year old grandmas for strip searches and let in young Muslim men without so much as a second glance in the name of political correctness.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 09, 2015 11:09 AM (5HBd1)

409 The mysterious pal of Syed Rizwan Farook who bought the rifles used in last week's deadly terror attack in Southern California has told authorities Farook aborted an earlier attack.
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Guess he didn't heed TFG's advice of 'See something, say something.'

Just another moderate muslim.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 11:09 AM (fWAjv)

410 >>>> 414 But the comments by the brits are that Trump is right.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 11:05
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I guess the Brits are sick of providing welfare to rapists. 95% of rapes in the UK are committed by Muslim men. Sweden probably has a similar percentage.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 09, 2015 11:10 AM (2x3L+)

411 363
And he just so happens to be a muslim convert.

You dont have to be Sherlock.Holmes to see the common thread...
Posted by: Soothsayer, the band at December 09, 2015 10:54 AM (7nPsO)



Islam has nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.

Do you hear me? NOTHING!

Why is this so hard for you flyover cretins to understand?

Posted by: The MSM at December 09, 2015 11:10 AM (zoehZ)

412 I do understand why some people support Trump, he says things that a good chunk of the Republican base want to hear, but he also seems to have achieved an Obama like blank slate aura where people can project whatever they want onto him.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 09, 2015 11:06 AM (/tuJf)


Not a Trump guy but he admitted he paid the whore D's in NY because he had to in order to play in NY. At least he is honest.

Posted by: Timon at December 09, 2015 11:10 AM (KSonr)

413
Its soo cute when the living banned try to post and then they **poof** disappear.

Woodshampoo.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 09, 2015 11:11 AM (8XRCm)

414 You are not kidding. Go on DUNG or KOS and they call folks like us Teahadists, terrorists, etc. They say we are just as bad as ISIS.
THAT is what we are up against.


That's another thing I'm struggling to grok: how so many people all of a sudden are choosing to live in a fantasy world full of lies.

Note all the crazy stuff a disturbingly large number of folk are buying into: campus rape epidemics, white privilege, "hands up, don't shoot," war on women, islam is the religion of peace, the list goes on.

What is it about lies that attracts so many people? I just don't get it. How can they not plainly see what's right in front of them?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 11:11 AM (LUgeY)

415 >>>Or somebody snuck up behind him and injected him with some Jihadi serum...


I snuck up behind Leonardo DiCaprio in order to pay him the jizya.

Posted by: The Bear at December 09, 2015 11:11 AM (E5UB0)

416 I don't want it to happen, but it's an intriguing thought to consider how many Dems would balk at pulling ANY "R" lever, but would follow DJT to a 3rd party.

Posted by: goatexchange at December 09, 2015 11:13 AM (Nd4YY)

417 Ought to be popcorn-worthy.

The more "they", both D & R, try to take him out, the stronger Trump gets. It certainly works for me, I enjoy the smell of their fear.

Here's the funny part, it seems to be working on D's too - talked to about the last libtard I am still friendly with a few days ago, he was almost apoplectically anti-Hillary, but if he doesn't get Bernie as the D candidate he'll go Trump. Weird.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 09, 2015 11:13 AM (erRNA)

418 ...but he also seems to have achieved an Obama like blank slate aura where people can project whatever they want onto him.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 09, 2015 11:06 AM


Not a "blank slate." Trump says what he thinks, and doesn't mince words.

If what you want is an end to sloppy immigration "enforcement," no more illegals and sane defense/economic policies, Trump has talked about those things. He hasn't been ambiguous.

Yes, he has wet the beaks of some Democrat political hacks. Which is what anyone who wants to do business at his level does. To me, that's more understandable and excusable than sucking up to Choom Boy's policies as the other Republican wannabes do. Trump didn't support nukes for Iran, for example. Nor, IIRC, did he do anything to let TPP come to pass.

Trump is a blank slate for his detractors, who can accuse him of anything and find a happy home for their nutball pronouncements with people like the Witches of Salem. And, sometimes, at the HQ.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 11:13 AM (ykopX)

419 >>Not a Trump guy but he admitted he paid the whore D's in NY because he had to in order to play in NY. At least he is honest.

As I said, he gave to Dems outside of NY including over $100K to the Dem Senatorial Committee which supports all Dem Senators.

The only consistent thing I've ever seen about Trump is that he is all about what is good for Trump at any given moment. I think he takes positions of convenience not conviction.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 09, 2015 11:15 AM (/tuJf)

420 Carter Banned Iranians from Coming to US During Hostage Crisis

Trump is just like Hitler.... Or Jimmy Carter.
http://tinyurl.com/obvg52c
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One for the 'lets not mention that' list.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 11:15 AM (MbrzC)

421 Maybe Nigel Farage/UKIP will carry the day after all.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 11:15 AM (E5UB0)

422 Just scanned all the headlines... Nary a mention of the San Bernadino jihadist attack.... Surprised?

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:15 AM (/dSsq)

423
Trump Las Vegas Hotel workers and their supporters took to the
streets Friday evening, demanding that Donald Trump pay them better
wages.More than 1,000 people marched along the Las Vegas Strip in
front of the Trump Tower. They want workers to be able to join the
Culinary Union

Of course its union organized like the $15 hour protests.

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 11:15 AM (T3Tpd)

424 What is it about lies that attracts so many people? I just don't get it. How can they not plainly see what's right in front of them?

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Tribal bias preference.

They are sp truly convinced their conservative fellow citizens are so evil they will reflexively and unwaveringly adopt the OPPOSITE POSITION no matter how utterly illogical that opposite position is.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 09, 2015 11:15 AM (8XRCm)

425 What is it about lies that attracts so many people?

You're mistaking *volume of screeching* for *number of supporters*.

I suspect that *most* people are simply shrugging their shoulders and moving on with their lives, but you aren't *hearing* from those people. The left and the media (but I repeat myself) have a vested interest in making sure you are ONLY hearing from the lying liars, so you think they're more numerous than they actually are.

Call it the Silenced Majority if you will.

Posted by: GMan at December 09, 2015 11:16 AM (sxq57)

426 95% of rapes in the UK are committed by Muslim men. Sweden probably has a similar percentage.
Posted by: L, Elle
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Here in the US, 95% of the rapes are committed by privileged white males on university campuses.

Posted by: Haven Monahan at December 09, 2015 11:16 AM (3GAnN)

427 Just scanned all the headlines... Nary a mention of the San Bernadino jihadist attack.... Surprised?
Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:15 AM (/dSsq)

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How long did they hammer Christie on that fucking bridge closure????

Six months???

Posted by: fixerupper at December 09, 2015 11:16 AM (8XRCm)

428
How long did they hammer Christie on that fucking bridge closure????

Six months??

Yes, and that recent PP nut case shooter...

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:17 AM (/dSsq)

429 Fire them, with real fire.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 09, 2015 11:08 AM (YEelc)
post my bail?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 09, 2015 11:17 AM (0O7c5)

430 As I said, he gave to Dems outside of NY including over $100K to the Dem Senatorial Committee which supports all Dem Senators

Does he have real estate *outside* of new york? Oh, wait, he does?

Can politicians on a *national* level fuck up his deals, or make them easier? Yes they can.

Posted by: GMan at December 09, 2015 11:17 AM (sxq57)

431 Oh fuck, I just thought about Paul Ryan's press conference.

Shitbag crawls out of his hole for to attack Trump.

And it's not one fucking headline today!!

LOL!!

Hey you GOPe fucktoy: You know how you'd be a headline today and see an increase in popularity? If you would have proposed the Cruz response.


Posted by: RoyalOil at December 09, 2015 11:17 AM (fQ/0p)

432 If what you want is an end to sloppy immigration "enforcement," no more illegals and sane defense/economic policies, Trump has talked about those things. He hasn't been ambiguous.

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He has also talked about some non-sane economic policies in the past as well. I'll give you that he doesn't mince words. I get why that resonates.

Posted by: SH at December 09, 2015 11:18 AM (gmeXX)

433 So keeping out people who hate us and want to supplant/kill us is the same as rounding up innocents and forcing them into gas chambers?

Whatevs. Anyhow, isn't that accusation in violation of Godwin's law?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 11:18 AM (E5UB0)

434 Call it the Silenced Majority if you will.

That makes sense.

And consider that phrase stolen, by the way.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 11:19 AM (LUgeY)

435
He has also talked about some non-sane economic policies in the past as well. I'll give you that he doesn't mince words. I get why that resonates.

I see Drudge has Trump saying He will never leave the race.... 3rd party?

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:19 AM (/dSsq)

436 Dear AmishDude,

Trump's daughter Ivanka is a Jewish convert. Those grandkids are being raised as Jews. Trump has a big stake in how this country turns out. I have no doubt that there will be things he can't accomplish. But if he can secure the borders, I think that will make most of his supporters happy. And I think he would come up with a better reaction to Islamist terrorism than Jugears did.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 09, 2015 11:19 AM (5HBd1)

437 I see Drudge has Trump saying He will never leave the race.... 3rd party?

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:19 AM (/dSsq)

i've seen that the gope will broker the convention if he's the guy with the most delegates.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 09, 2015 11:20 AM (0O7c5)

438 >>So keeping out people who hate us and want to supplant/kill us is the same as rounding up innocents and forcing them into gas chambers?

And like Voldemort apparenty

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 11:20 AM (NOIQH)

439 And I think he would come up with a better reaction to Islamist terrorism than Jugears did.

My 7 year old grandson could...

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:20 AM (/dSsq)

440
Did you guys see the MSNBC poll that simply asked if citizens should be allowed to carry guns????

95% answered in the affirmative. I bet thats not the response they were expecting.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 09, 2015 11:20 AM (8XRCm)

441 >>Can politicians on a *national* level fuck up his deals, or make them easier? Yes they can.

Sure the can. And I understand exactly why he did it. But for years all I heard here was we can only support candidates who have been consistent conservatives, no rent seekers or flip floppers.

Trump is the opposite of what I've been told we should support in a candidate, I just find that odd.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 09, 2015 11:21 AM (/tuJf)

442 I see Drudge has Trump saying He will never leave the race.... 3rd party?

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:19 AM


Oooooooh! That will kill of the Republican Party's Most Hated Man!

I bet the Corpulent "Captain" is going Squeeeeeeee!11!!!

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 11:21 AM (ykopX)

443 "We need to wait until they kill an innocent person. THAT'S who we are."

ain't that the sooth

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 11:22 AM (RGla5)

444 Trump going to Israel in the next few weeks ("by the end of the year") per Drudge.

Pop (yet more) popcorn.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 09, 2015 11:22 AM (HMt16)

445 Maybe Nigel Farage/UKIP will carry the day after all.

Wish there were a USA IP. :-(

Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 11:22 AM (O7MnT)

446 Scott Adams' post about "1000 dead Americans over ten years is an acceptable price for not curtailing immigration" is his way of getting clicks to that article, which is the fairest and least axe-grinding assessment of Trump I've yet to see.

His core point is the fact that opposition to this immigration pause means accepting dead Americans.

Repeat that.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 09, 2015 11:22 AM (xuouz)

447 >>I do understand why some people support Trump, he says things that a good chunk of the Republican base want to hear, but he also seems to have achieved an Obama like blank slate aura where people can project whatever they want onto him.



Anything but intelligence.

Posted by: Garrett at December 09, 2015 11:22 AM (5FWow)

448 "Trump's daughter Ivanka is a Jewish convert. Those grandkids are being raised as Jews."


Yeah, I worry about them. They're quiet the target right now. Of course, I'm sure they have airtight security, but still.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 11:23 AM (Z/8dZ)

449 i've seen that the gope will broker the convention if he's the guy with the most delegates.....
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 09, 2015 11:20 AM (0O7c5)

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I'm not really expecting him to have the most delegates, but what are the rules (the written ones anyway). If Trump had the most but not a majority, not sure why he should win then. But I don't really know what the rules state. I would assume that if you have a majority of the delegates you win, but if you don't then you have to someone get those delegates.

Posted by: SH at December 09, 2015 11:23 AM (gmeXX)

450 Tribal bias preference.

They are sp truly convinced their conservative fellow citizens are so evil they will reflexively and unwaveringly adopt the OPPOSITE POSITION no matter how utterly illogical that opposite position is.


That makes sense, too, fixerupper.

If I'm going to rebel against something, it's going to be lies, falsity and the people who believe in them. But that's just me.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 11:23 AM (LUgeY)

451 449
Did you guys see the MSNBC poll that simply asked if citizens should be allowed to carry guns????

95% answered in the affirmative. I bet thats not the response they were expecting.
Posted by: fixerupper at December 09, 2015 11:20 AM (8XRCm)

link please

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 09, 2015 11:23 AM (xuouz)

452 I just find that odd.

Ah, understood.

Yeah, I think that his "Fuck those guys" attitude is what's winning people over.

Who "Those guys" are is a matter that's up for debate, but at least right now he's pissing off all the right people.

Posted by: GMan at December 09, 2015 11:23 AM (sxq57)

453 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at December 09, 2015 11:24 AM (GwIKd)

454 MrScribbler: ...Trump is a blank slate for his detractors...

McS, I think that's far more true than that he's a blank slate for his followers! I've seen and heard so much of discussions that just dismiss Trump in passing - clown, nutjob, con artist.

Posted by: mindful webworker - remarkably at December 09, 2015 11:24 AM (SAhpk)

455 Wish there were a USA IP. :-(
Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 11:22 AM (O7MnT)

That would require a third party.

What are you, a Hillary supporter?

*hissssssssssssss*

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 09, 2015 11:24 AM (xuouz)

456 You are not kidding. Go on DUNG or KOS and they call folks like us
Teahadists, terrorists, etc. They say we are just as bad as ISIS.

THAT is what we are up against.



That's another thing I'm struggling to grok: how so many people all
of a sudden are choosing to live in a fantasy world full of lies.



Note all the crazy stuff a disturbingly large number of folk are
buying into: campus rape epidemics, white privilege, "hands up, don't
shoot," war on women, islam is the religion of peace, the list goes on.



What is it about lies that attracts so many people? I just don't get
it. How can they not plainly see what's right in front of them?
===============
I mentioned it yesterday, the blog post "Point Deer, Makes Horse."

"Zhao Gao was contemplating treason but was afraid the other officials
would not heed his commands, so he decided to test them first. He
brought a deer and presented it to the Emperor but called it a horse.
The Emperor laughed and said, "Is the chancellor perhaps mistaken,
calling a deer a horse?" Then the emperor questioned those around him.
Some remained silent, while some, hoping to ingratiate themselves with
Zhao Gao, said it was a horse, and others said it was a deer. Zhao Gao
secretly arranged for all those who said it was a deer to be brought
before the law and had them executed instantly."

That's what this is all about, why facts don't matter: All that matters to the left now is showing their loyalty to the group. And what better sign of loyalty than to repeat and say you believe obvious lies?

http://tinyurl.com/ov89p6u

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 09, 2015 11:25 AM (fQ/0p)

457 Like Trump, dumb.

Hate Trump... smaaaaart. Big smart!

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 09, 2015 11:25 AM (xuouz)

458 Trump is the opposite of what I've been told we should support in a candidate, I just find that odd.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 09, 2015 11:21 AM (/tuJf)


Given the choice between logic and consistancy on one hand, and crushing the testicles of assholes who've been annoying me since 1988, I think you can guess which one I'm going with.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at December 09, 2015 11:25 AM (k9qR4)

459 Trump's donations linked in my sock.

Almost 50:50 going back to 1989 to Dems before his run despite being in Dem NYC and NYS and NJ; and, obviously, almost all GOP after 2012.

You know we can find this out on the net, don't you, Jack?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2015 11:27 AM (xodPA)

460 Trump is the opposite of what I've been told we should support in a candidate, I just find that odd.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 09, 2015 11:21 AM


I admit that bothered me too. For a while. I really, really wanted a candidate who stood strong for the principles I believe in.

And then the "conservatives" at the GOPe gave me a bunch of opportunistic hacks. The pimped one because his daddy and brother had been presidents, so It Is His Turn. They added others who are tired, burned-out retreads who have never accomplished anything in their pathetic, public-teat-sucking lives. And then they added a dose of Identity Politics candidates whom no one can oppose 'cause they're Minorities!.

So, instead, I decided I'd go for the guy who has a job and is an unashamedly patriotic American.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 11:27 AM (ykopX)

461 NewsBusters has a picture of grandma (Hillary) arms spread out like Angela Merkel talking to Obama. Or Hillary welcoming some children.

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 11:27 AM (T3Tpd)

462 Colin: Trump Las Vegas Hotel workers and their supporters took to the streets Friday evening...

Unions v Trump. Taking flak, over target.

Wouldn't it be amusing if Trump treated them like Reagan treated the air traffic controllers!

Posted by: mindful webworker - observantly at December 09, 2015 11:27 AM (SAhpk)

463 I just thought about Paul Ryan's press conference.

I know (or used to, not sure if she's still got the same job now) his chief of staff...

I've been *real* tempted to burn that bridge and ask her to give her boss a message for me.

Posted by: GMan at December 09, 2015 11:27 AM (sxq57)

464 Go away! 'Batin'!

Posted by: Boobio at December 09, 2015 11:27 AM (yn6XZ)

465 There seems to be a lot of people who don't want a pause in Moslem immigration who don't actually know any Moslems.....

Posted by: Yo! at December 09, 2015 11:29 AM (GwIKd)

466 "Wouldn't it be amusing if Trump treated them like Reagan treated the air traffic controllers!"

Hotel workers have got to be the most replaceable group of workers you could find.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 11:29 AM (Kqit+)

467 Trump is the opposite of what I've been told we should support in a candidate, I just find that odd.

Trump's base isn't conservatives. Trump's base is blue-collar workers who've been taking it in the shorts for twenty-odd years and are fed up.

Posted by: V the K at December 09, 2015 11:29 AM (O7MnT)

468 Pew: Muslims make up 0.9% of the US population, approx 2.75 million people.

Pew: 'An additional 7% [in US] say suicide bombings are sometimes justified and 1% say they are justified.'

2.75 million times 7% is 192,500 muzzies that want to kill us.

And yet pausing muzzie immigration is "not who we are"

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at December 09, 2015 11:29 AM (yioUz)

469 Hotel workers have got to be the most replaceable group of workers you could find.

Si...

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:29 AM (/dSsq)

470 Wish there were a USA IP. :-(

We had one for a while, the TEA Party. Funny how the GOPe did everything in their power to shut them down while at the same time calling them "wackos" and worse. That taught me a lot about the modern GOPe, none of it very good.

Hence, Donald Trump's Hair. They, the movers and shakers who've lost the past two presidential elections to the most unqualified leftist ever to hold the orifice, have no one to blame for his rise but themselves.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 11:30 AM (LUgeY)

471 >>You know we can find this out on the net, don't you, Jack?

Of course. Did I say he only gave to Dems? No, I did not. My comment about Schumer was in response to Buzzion saying that Rubio is Chuck's hand puppet. I was just pointing out that Trump actually donated to Schumer's campaigns over the years. What is unclear about that?

Posted by: JackStraw at December 09, 2015 11:31 AM (/tuJf)

472 As I said, he gave to Dems outside of NY including over $100K to the Dem Senatorial Committee which supports all Dem Senators

Does he have real estate *outside* of new york? Oh, wait, he does?

Can politicians on a *national* level fuck up his deals, or make them easier? Yes they can.
Posted by: GMan

____________________________

This "conservative" defense of Trump is beyond stupid.

So if someone personally benefits from aiding and abetting the most liberal Democrats, even to the point of showering them with campaign cash, it's totally okay. In fact, it's super awesome.

I guess when Mitch McConnell crafts some bill with Democrats that gives his home state some big government project, he also benefits from this treason, so it totally makes sense and is also super awesome. After all, he's acting in his own self-interest, what could possibly be wrong with selfishness like that!

But how is it a CEO like Carly Fiorina who ran a MUCH larger operation than Trump is able to NOT give Democrats a penny.

Oh, and Hillary being at Trump's wedding and Trumps daughter being besties with Chelsea Clinton, it's all about some real estate deal. Every businessman HAS to do these things.

Posted by: Coolio at December 09, 2015 11:31 AM (QnRLU)

473 Hence, Donald Trump's Hair. They, the movers and shakers who've lost the past two presidential elections to the most unqualified leftist ever to hold the orifice, have no one to blame for his rise but themselves.

Speaking of that did You see that Josh un-earnest used petty personal insults about said hair....?

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:31 AM (/dSsq)

474 That's another thing I'm struggling to grok: how so many people all of a sudden are choosing to live in a fantasy world full of lies.

Note all the crazy stuff a disturbingly large number of folk are buying into: campus rape epidemics, white privilege, "hands up, don't shoot," war on women, islam is the religion of peace, the list goes on.

What is it about lies that attracts so many people? I just don't get it. How can they not plainly see what's right in front of them?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 11:11 AM (LUgeY)



Deuteronomy 28:28?

Posted by: Country Singer at December 09, 2015 11:31 AM (8Y7+f)

475 An additional 7% [in US] say suicide bombings are sometimes justified and 1% say they are justified.'

Yeah, I *love* how they break that out into percentages so as not to make the clear connection that 1% of a big number is a big number.

I mentioned that yesterday. If there's 1 billion muslims on the planet and even 1% were terrorists, that's a big number of terrorists.

Posted by: GMan at December 09, 2015 11:32 AM (sxq57)

476
Time Mag named Angela Merkel their Time Man of the Year.

there ya go.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 09, 2015 11:32 AM (ODxAs)

477 474 There seems to be a lot of people who don't want a pause in Moslem immigration who don't actually know any Moslems.....
Posted by: Yo! at December 09, 2015 11:29 AM (GwIKd)

I know several Muslims. Went to school with some. Nice enough guys.

I'm on board with an overall immigration moratorium, but I don't really like the idea of saying "we'll keep allowing millions and millions of immigrants -- just not Muslims"

I don't know. I mean I get the argument for it. It just isn't my first choice of policy.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 09, 2015 11:32 AM (AkOaV)

478 I'm on board with an overall immigration moratorium, but I don't really like the idea of saying "we'll keep allowing millions and millions of immigrants -- just not Muslims"

So lets close it for all immigrants...

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:33 AM (/dSsq)

479 This "conservative" defense of Trump is beyond stupid.

It's not a defense. It's the truth.

If your livelyhood can be destroyed unless you give out a few bribes, you give out a few bribes, until you don't have to anymore.

Posted by: GMan at December 09, 2015 11:33 AM (sxq57)

480 Colin: Trump Las Vegas Hotel workers and their supporters took to the streets Friday evening...



Unions v Trump. Taking flak, over target.



Wouldn't it be amusing if Trump treated them like Reagan treated the air traffic controllers!

Actually interviewing non-union protesters, they said Trump Tower in Vegas isn't a casino, and isn't that profitable, and they worry about job cuts if the union gets in. Its been rejected by vote before.

Posted by: Colin at December 09, 2015 11:33 AM (T3Tpd)

481 Time Mag named Angela Merkel their Time Man of the Year. there ya go. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 09, 2015 11:32 AM

That way, they can make Trashfeen of Redlands their Woman of the Year.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 11:34 AM (ykopX)

482 What is it about lies that attracts so many people? I just don't get it. How can they not plainly see what's right in front of them?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy

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It's not so much that they like lies as that the particular false narrative they've been taught has several points of appeal. Hence they desperately want it to be true. They'll cling to it no matter what, like someone with a terminal illness going to a Benny Hinn rally.

The narrative allows them to feel special. Compared with their first world peers that they grew up with, they were losers, outcasts. When they support jihadi filth and BLM, they get to feel special, like Jake Sully in Avatar. They can rationalize their hatred and envy of the milieu they grew up in. They get to feel morally superior, by feeling bad about things they never did, and berating their fellow citizens for things they never did. Imagine how humble Bill Ayers must think he is, admitting that his very own country is evil and stomping on the flag. What a virtuous man he must be. etc.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 11:34 AM (E5UB0)

483 Posted by: Coolio at December 09, 2015 11:31 AM (QnRLU)

re: Trumps political donations

Coolio, he is a real estate developer in NYC. I'm not sure if you understand what that means, so I'll break it down for you. You cannot get a permit to re-tar a roof in NYC without bribing somebody. If you want to buy old buildings in NYC, fix them up, slap a gaudy "TRUMP!" sign on them, and turn them in to valuable real estate, you need to have a lot of "ins" with politicians.

He literally would not be able to do his job without donating money to politicians all over the place.

Everyone who does any kind of business in NYC does the same. Literally anyone. Think of any company you do business with that is in NYC, and you will find they donate to pols out the ass.

That's how things work in this part of the country.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 09, 2015 11:35 AM (AkOaV)

484 I'm on board with an overall immigration moratorium, but I don't really like the idea of saying "we'll keep allowing millions and millions of immigrants -- just not Muslims"

I don't know. I mean I get the argument for it. It just isn't my first choice of policy.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

__________________

That's pretty much where I'm at.

I'm sure 90% of illegal aliens in this country are Catholics from Latin America.

I'm for a complete moratorium on all immigration, but if you said "no more Catholic immigrants!" I would say that you're undermining broader support.

I think Trump handed Democrats and Obama a lifeline because he saw bad poll numbers in Iowa. It's always about him.

Posted by: Coolio at December 09, 2015 11:36 AM (QnRLU)

485 "Nice enough guys. "

Which is exactly what the poor folks at San Bernardino Dept of Health thought. I just keep going back to the fact that they threw a baby shower for those monsters. I mean, really.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 11:36 AM (Kqit+)

486 And the poor sucker who knew the reality of islam and tried to warn against it gets slandered even in death.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 11:36 AM (Kqit+)

487 Imagine how humble Bill Ayers must think he is,
admitting that his very own country is evil and stomping on the flag.
What a virtuous man he must be. etc. Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 11:34 AM


Just think: if it wasn't for lies, Choom Boy would be an aging burger-flipper at some ptomaine joint in Chicago. Or choomin' it up in Hawai'i.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 11:36 AM (ykopX)

488 >>I mentioned that yesterday. If there's 1 billion muslims on the planet
and even 1% were terrorists, that's a big number of terrorists.


Think it was on AmericanThinker recently, they cited (IIRC) 1.4 billion muslims, with 180-300 billion who have said they support ISIS.
Even with margin or error (and my faulty memory), that's big numbers....

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 11:37 AM (NOIQH)

489 Yeah, I can't imagine how, "He's given lots of money to Dems and not just NY Dems," managed to confuse me, Jack, that you were only referencing Schumer.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2015 11:37 AM (xodPA)

490 Has Rubio donated to any of Schumer's campaigns? Trump has. He's given lots of money to Dems and not just NY Dems.

I do understand why some people support Trump, he says things that a good chunk of the Republican base want to hear, but he also seems to have achieved an Obama like blank slate aura where people can project whatever they want onto him.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 09, 2015 11:06 AM (/tuJf)

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Might as well have, what he did was worse than a donation.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 11:38 AM (LXJ1e)

491 You or me or anyone else would do the same thing -- you cannot make a living without donating to politicians.

And it's true across most industries in most places in the country once you get to a certain size. Politicians of both parties call you incessantly, with their hands out, with a carrot and a stick. I'm sure they couch it, mafialike, in "friendly terms" but it comes down to "donate and I'll help you, don't donate and I'll work against you."

As a businessman, with loans and shareholders and employees -- what is the responsible thing to do? Donate? Or take a stand and say NO! and let your business go under.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 09, 2015 11:38 AM (AkOaV)

492 494 "Nice enough guys. "

Which is exactly what the poor folks at San Bernardino Dept of Health thought. I just keep going back to the fact that they threw a baby shower for those monsters. I mean, really.

And now they say they were planning to attack somewhere for over a year.... I guess that climate change really got to them... That and Trump...

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:38 AM (/dSsq)

493 I think you meant 180-300 million, but yes, that's not potatoes.

Posted by: GMan at December 09, 2015 11:38 AM (sxq57)

494
Muslims 'fastest-growing religious group in world,' 70% Democrat...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 09, 2015 11:38 AM (iQIUe)

495 post my bail?

Sure, I've got a pretty good limit on the credit cards.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 09, 2015 11:39 AM (YEelc)

496 Even with margin or error (and my faulty memory), that's big numbers....


Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 11:37 AM


If your "faulty memory" was adding a zero at the end of each number, they'd still be big enough to merit serious attention.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 11:39 AM (ykopX)

497 See you later.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2015 11:40 AM (xodPA)

498 Which is exactly what the poor folks at San Bernardino Dept of Health thought. I just keep going back to the fact that they threw a baby shower for those monsters. I mean, really.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 11:36 AM (Kqit+)


Yeah. I don't know. Like I said, I had several Muslims in my highschool. 2 families from Egypt and a family Bangladesh IIRC.

I mean I obviously can't vouch for what they're up to now, but... seemed nice enough.

I also briefly dated a non-religious Bangladeshi girl in college. Also nice enough, but she did hold some... unorthodox beliefs about the world, that's for sure.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 09, 2015 11:40 AM (AkOaV)

499 Ugh, 180-300 million
I should not quote numbers

Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 11:41 AM (NOIQH)

500 So is it hey wait we had a lot of debates and Romney triumphed so certainly that means if we add another one Bush will win!


Yeah, I doubt that is going to work.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 09, 2015 11:41 AM (4ErVI)

501 anyone have any problems with Trump shutting down the internet ?

Posted by: bubba at December 09, 2015 11:42 AM (OqR5R)

502 Trump in Israel

the Commentary types don't like him, but I have a hard time believing many Jewish people would like him a lot

he's a mensch, he'll hug some grandmas, tell them all they're lovely people, etc

how much of the Jewish vote is he likely to get in the US?

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 11:42 AM (RGla5)

503 I should not quote numbers


Posted by: Lizzy at December 09, 2015 11:41 AM


What I said above.

18 to 30 million would be a major danger to us.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 11:43 AM (ykopX)

504 I think Trump handed Democrats and Obama a lifeline because he saw bad poll numbers in Iowa. It's always about him.
Posted by: Coolio at December 09, 2015 11:36 AM (QnRLU)

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yeah, he threw that out there because of A bad poll.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 11:43 AM (LXJ1e)

505 Pew: 'An additional 7% [in US] say suicide bombings are sometimes justified and 1% say they are justified.'

An additional 92 percent are lying.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 11:44 AM (fWAjv)

506 I mentioned that yesterday. If there's 1
billion muslims on the planet and even 1% were terrorists, that's a big
number of terrorists.

Posted by: GMan at December 09, 2015 11:32 AM (sxq57)


I've made exactly that point in talking with liberals who talk about the "small proportion" of Muslims who are terrorists or terrorist supporters.
Suppose that proportion is 0.1%, I suggest. Is that fair? The mark liberal generally agrees. "Great, that means that there are one million Muslim terrorists or terrorist supporters."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2015 11:44 AM (oKE6c)

507 I'd like to know how many chemjeff can live with to allow Muslims in the country.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 09:53 AM

That is the whole point. To make people who like to spout the good feelies put a number (cost/benefit) on death and misery to get their endorphin fix. How many dead or maimed men and women with children just showing up for work to make a living are worth your self satisfied back patting. Wouldn't an anti-depressant be more cost-effective and maybe others people's lives would not have to be forfeit so "that's not who we are" can be spouted by some defective git. It is a great question for people serious enough to think about it honestly.

Posted by: Lester at December 09, 2015 11:44 AM (2UPXV)

508 how much of the Jewish vote is he likely to get in the US?

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 11:42 AM


Against either of two Democrats, one of whom is a member of the tribe?

I'd say that's a bloc he'll get no traction with. Except, that is, for the few like me.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 11:44 AM (ykopX)

509 yeah, he threw that out there because of A bad poll.

He just says whatever He thinks, which is refreshing but I wish he put a little more thought before hand...

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:45 AM (/dSsq)

510 >>You or me or anyone else would do the same thing -- you cannot make a living without donating to politicians.


You should do some reading on Fred Trump, The Donald's dad and the guy who really built the real estate empire. He worked very closely with the feds for years on all sorts of projects. It was a lot more than just a simple donation to help grease the skids for a new building.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 09, 2015 11:45 AM (/tuJf)

511 514 Pew: 'An additional 7% [in US] say suicide bombings are sometimes justified and 1% say they are justified.'
An additional 92 percent are lying.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 09, 2015 11:44 AM (fWAjv)




Or too busy constructing their suicide vest to answer the survey.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2015 11:45 AM (oKE6c)

512
hillary wants to run against Trump. She probably can't believe her good luck. All those Wall Street oligarchs she is in bed with become a moot point. I believe the poll of 'if he runs as an independent' was specifically done to help move his nomination along.

Time's man of the year was chosen as a shot against him.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 09, 2015 11:45 AM (ODxAs)

513 Harry, I'm sure there were plenty of Germans who didn't like Hitler but read Mein Kampf and "thought he made a few good points"

I know dozens of Muslims, some of whom I respect a great deal, but I respect their personal qualities independent of their Islam, which I abhor

I don't doubt that there are many Muslims who are better than their Islam, but all that means is that they should drop it as a hindrance to their personal and spiritual maturity

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 11:46 AM (RGla5)

514 502 I think you meant 180-300 million, but yes, that's not potatoes.

Posted by: GMan at December 09, 2015 11:38 AM (sxq57)
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That's what pisses me off when everyone is like " oh it's just a small minority of the Muslims that are radical or support the radicalism". First off 15-20% isn't small, particularly when you do the simple math (210million+), and even if it was only say 2% that's still over 25 million people that support or actively are engaged in trying to kill you.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 11:46 AM (MbrzC)

515 That's how things work in this part of the country.[/]

It doesn't mean he had to go along with it, here in Dallas we recently had small business owners go public against local pols who were forcing businesses to give them kickbacks in order to open a biz at the airport, and those small biz owners were actually at risk by doing so because they were just unknown people who didn't have the public platform Trumps always had.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 09, 2015 11:47 AM (/lsK9)

516 So know that "gay marriage" is forced upon the country, can an American male jihadi bring over another male jihadi on the fiancee visa?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 11:47 AM (LXJ1e)

517 So notice that the new Pew study on muslims doesn't ask American muslims if they believe in sharia law.

However a Center for Security Policy poll from June has that number at 51%. 14% either believe or won't say if they believe that Sharia should displace the constitution.

"nearly a quarter of the Muslims polled believed that, "It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed."

Nearly one-fifth of Muslim respondents said that the use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make shariah the law of the land in this country.

Roughly 300,000 Muslims living in the United States who believe that shariah is "The Muslim God Allah's law that Muslims must follow and impose worldwide by Jihad"

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 11:47 AM (Kqit+)

518 525 So know that "gay marriage" is forced upon the country, can an American male jihadi bring over another male jihadi on the fiancee visa?

They'd get priority status...

Posted by: donna at December 09, 2015 11:47 AM (/dSsq)

519 "Nice enough guys. "

Yeah, my experience with a gaggle of them was pretty much the opposite.

Arrogant assholes, each and every one, who'd do whatever they could to fvck over the company and their fellow employees. It didn't take much to realize their crappy attitudes would extend to larger things too, such as our whole country.

A couple of them flew from North Alabama to LA to protest the Shah of Iran. On a restaurant cook's pay.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 09, 2015 11:48 AM (LUgeY)

520 Avoided the barrel by this >< much.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 09, 2015 11:48 AM (/lsK9)

521 Time Mag named Angela Merkel their Time Man of the Year.

there ya go.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 09, 2015 11:32 AM (ODxAs)

Except no one knows it, because Time's current circulation is about two dozen.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2015 11:48 AM (oKE6c)

522 nood
art

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 09, 2015 11:48 AM (ZQfW9)

523 "can an American male jihadi bring over another male jihadi on the fiancee visa?"

as Glenn Reynolds would say, "asking the important questions"

don't give the SJW's any more ideas

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 11:48 AM (RGla5)

524 And the poor sucker who knew the reality of islam and tried to warn against it gets slandered even in death.
Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 11:36 AM

Not nearly as bad, but what about the Christian woman, persecuted in Iran by muslims after the Islamic fundamentalists (assisted by Jimmy Carter) seized power, who escaped to the USA.

Killed by an admirer of ISIS (ignored by Barack Obama) here in the USA.

Last time I checked the gofundme set up on her accout was near $100, 000.

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 09, 2015 11:48 AM (7v/r5)

525 >>>I know several Muslims. Went to school with some. Nice enough guys.

Smiling at you and discussing sports doesn't say much about whether they'd be ok with, say, restricting free speech or setting up sharia courts if they found themselves to be in the majority in a particular town. I'd still prefer we bring in Christians from other countries if we need to bring in immigrants. I don't get why people feel such a strong need to import the Muzz. I don't get the attraction.

>>>I'm on board with an overall immigration moratorium, but I don't really like the idea of saying "we'll keep allowing millions and millions of immigrants -- just not Muslims"
I don't know. I mean I get the argument for it. It just isn't my first choice of policy.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

I think an overall moratorium would be great. But is anyone really arguing for one only for Muslims? It seems Dems/RINOs want to keep the policy exactly as is, and conservatives want immigration/border controls and deporting all illegals, regardless of whether or not they are Muzz.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 11:49 AM (E5UB0)

526 421 I do understand why some people support Trump, he says things that a good chunk of the Republican base want to hear, but he also seems to have achieved an Obama like blank slate aura where people can project whatever they want onto him.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 09, 2015 11:06 AM (/tuJf)


Not a Trump guy but he admitted he paid the whore D's in NY because he had to in order to play in NY. At least he is honest.
Posted by: Timon at December 09, 2015 11:10 AM (KSonr)

So when he said he identifies more as a Democrat than a Republican and that the economy does better under a democrat than a Republican administration , he was just playing the game?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 09, 2015 11:50 AM (iRZl4)

527 Which is exactly what the poor folks at San Bernardino Dept of Health
thought. I just keep going back to the fact that they threw a baby
shower for those monsters. I mean, really.



Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 11:36 AM (Kqit+)


The odds are high that in a public government union office like that, if one person gets a baby shower all expectant mother/father employees get a baby shower. It is probably an all or none rule. So they had to give him one (I hope they gave cheap shitty stuff) so that other employees could have them. Probably fell on the office recreation committee or something who didn't have a choice.

Posted by: Lester at December 09, 2015 11:50 AM (2UPXV)

528 Goatfuckers of the world, unite!

Posted by: Abdullah Marx at December 09, 2015 11:50 AM (u5gzz)

529 So when Trump went on Sean Hannity and praised what a great Senator Hillary Clinton was, that was once again just about some pending real estate deal she was holding up?

When are we being played and when are "they" being played?

Trump showers these people with cash because he likes to shmooze with "important" people and be seen as a celebrity. 99% of getting building permits for say an apartment renovation occurs at the local level with local pols.

Posted by: Coolio at December 09, 2015 11:50 AM (QnRLU)

530 That is the whole point. To make people who like to spout the good feelies put a number (cost/benefit) on death and misery to get their endorphin fix. How many dead or maimed men and women with children just showing up for work to make a living are worth your self satisfied back patting. Wouldn't an anti-depressant be more cost-effective and maybe others people's lives would not have to be forfeit so "that's not who we are" can be spouted by some defective git. It is a great question for people serious enough to think about it honestly.
Posted by: Lester at December 09, 2015 11:44 AM (2UPXV)

Just saw on HotAir:

Ben Carson; "that's not who we are"

Question to Ben Carson, what is your number of acceptable dead Americans?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 11:50 AM (LXJ1e)

531 Time's man of the year was chosen as a shot against him.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 09, 2015 11:45 AM (ODxAs)


But in effect it's an endorsement of Trump. Have you met anyone who doesn't think Angela Merkel is insane on the immigration issue?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2015 11:51 AM (oKE6c)

532 510 anyone have any problems with Trump shutting down the internet ?

Posted by: bubba at December 09, 2015 11:42 AM (OqR5R)
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Of course, but that's not what he said or meant, nice attempt though. He meant, and later went on to describe, trying to get people\companies like Facebook\Twitter etc to not let these jihadis have free reign on their platforms for actively recruiting people to their death cult. Something that should be part of the discussion by the way, though I'd rather them be allowed (easier to track\follow) in most cases then be banned. It's certainly worthy of some debate though.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 11:52 AM (MbrzC)

533 Royal Oil.. I have a much simpler explanation. Liberalism truly is a mental disorder. I am totally convinced at this point.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 09, 2015 11:52 AM (l/N7H)

534 @291 troyriser: 'Don't throw us in the briar patch'



Denounce yourself as racist. I used the term "tar baby" recently and no one understood what I was talking about.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 09, 2015 11:52 AM (5f5bM)

535 how much of the Jewish vote is he likely to get in the US?

Posted by: Feh at December 09, 2015 11:42 AM (RGla5)
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The same as just about any other GOP candidate I imagine, somewhere between 20 and 30 percent.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 11:54 AM (MbrzC)

536 So when he said he identifies more as a Democrat
than a Republican and that the economy does better under a democrat
than a Republican administration , he was just playing the game?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 09, 2015 11:50 AM (iRZl4)

Important to remember the Democrat Party used to feature loyal Americans. Being a Democrat in the Scoop Jackson mold is no vice. Being a Democrat in the current mold is.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2015 11:54 AM (oKE6c)

537 Re: Time. Seems appropriate. They also chose Hitler as man of the year.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at December 09, 2015 11:54 AM (E5UB0)

538 they can sell Rubio all they want: i'm still not buying any RINO.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 09, 2015 11:54 AM (7+yyM)

539 526 So notice that the new Pew study on muslims doesn't ask American muslims if they believe in sharia law.
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They know the anwser wouldn't look good and would actually shock most people, so they don't ask.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 11:57 AM (MbrzC)

540 I had a couple of professors in college, one from Egypt, one from Pakistan. They were both very good, went above and beyond with students as teachers.

Assuming they were Muslim, they were credits to their religion. However, they may have not been Muslim at all.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 09, 2015 11:57 AM (LXJ1e)

541 Saban simply can't do it (or he won't hire the coordinators who will). I don't like him being called a great coach because he's not.

And yet he has 4 NC trophies. When we win this year, he will tie the Bear for most NCs. Apparently your criteria for great coach doesn't have anything to do with results. http://is.gd/gpnDhn

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (evdj2)

542 536 Which is exactly what the poor folks at San Bernardino Dept of Health thought. I just keep going back to the fact that they threw a baby shower for those monsters. I mean, really.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2015 11:36 AM (Kqit+)

The odds are high that in a public government union office like that, if one person gets a baby shower all expectant mother/father employees get a baby shower. It is probably an all or none rule. So they had to give him one (I hope they gave cheap shitty stuff) so that other employees could have them. Probably fell on the office recreation committee or something who didn't have a choice.

Posted by: Lester at December 09, 2015 11:50 AM (2UPXV)



Lauren, my wife keeps coming back to that too.

Lester, maybe. But how would they know the Farookers were about drop a deuce into the gene pool? There must have been some congenial social interaction just to learn that fact.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2015 11:58 AM (oKE6c)

543 Of course, but that's not what he said or meant, nice attempt though. He meant, and later went on to describe, trying to get people\companies like Facebook\Twitter etc to not let these jihadis have free reign on their platforms for actively recruiting people to their death cult.


Saw one of those two part pictures on Fb.
Top pic was hags in bags.
Bottom pic was klan members in full dress.
Caption was "Why is this ok, and not this"?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 09, 2015 11:59 AM (DKgtk)

544 Important to remember the Democrat Party used to feature loyal Americans. Being a Democrat in the Scoop Jackson mold is no vice. Being a Democrat in the current mold is.
Posted by: Jay Guevara

_________________

Oh please, if Trump made that comment 30 years ago, it would be totally different, but that era ended a LONG time ago. And the reason Scoop Jacskon was notable was because he was an anomaly in the Democrat party and it was almost exclusively over foreign policy issues regarding the Cold War.

Posted by: Coolio at December 09, 2015 11:59 AM (QnRLU)

545 552- Yup, confederate flag must not stand, Isis flag...no problem. I was actually surprise that farooks wife's comment about pledging herself to ISIS actually ended up getting censored after a short period after posting (or so it was reported), that's actually on the rare side.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 12:02 PM (MbrzC)

546 Over at the Folderol List, Harsanyi has a pretty decent post up on how Trump *isn't* a Nazi... while whistling past the graveyard on whether he could be the nominee. Still.

Posted by: Sporkatus at December 09, 2015 12:02 PM (HtLSE)

547 Once again I get caught up and we get newd... it's like clockwork.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 09, 2015 12:04 PM (MbrzC)

548 Posted by: MrScribbler at December 09, 2015 11:21 AM (ykopX)

I called a Trump third-party split the day he announced. The guy's easier to read than a coloring book.

Posted by: troyriser at December 09, 2015 12:04 PM (Yi5wO)

549 Oh please, if Trump made that comment 30 years ago, it would be totally different, but that era ended a LONG time ago. And the reason Scoop Jacskon was notable was because he was an anomaly in the Democrat party and it was almost exclusively over foreign policy issues regarding the Cold War.
Posted by: Coolio at December 09, 2015 11:59 AM (QnRLU)



LBJ ginned up the Gulf of Tonkin incident just to get us involved in Vietnam, which he was afraid was about to fall to the Commies. Remember the whole war was a Democrat affair, and for a long time widely supported by Democrat politicians. It wasn't just Scoop Jackson by any means.

Re Trump, many Democrats have failed to grasp fully the extent to which the Democrat Party has been hijacked by the hard left. Trump may be one of them. If so, it doesn't speak well for his perspicacity, but ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2015 12:05 PM (oKE6c)

550 458
i've seen that the gope will broker the convention if he's the guy with the most delegates.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at December 09, 2015 11:20 AM (0O7c5)



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I'm not really expecting him to have the most delegates, but what
are the rules (the written ones anyway). If Trump had the most but not a
majority, not sure why he should win then. But I don't really know
what the rules state. I would assume that if you have a majority of the
delegates you win, but if you don't then you have to someone get those
delegates.

Posted by: SH at December 09, 2015 11:23 AM (gmeXX)

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I got into this with Vic about a week or so ago. The candidate who gets a majority of delegates gets the nomination. Period. If Art of the Deal can't wheel and deal his way into getting a majority of delegates if he comes into the convention with the lead, then he shouldn't be President anyway. (Indeed, one would think he or some of the Best Minds in the World who are working for him would be counting noses and doing the wheeling and dealing before the convention, so the convention is a coronation -- they have a pro forma first ballot at 3 in the morning where everyone votes for who they were committed to on the first ballot, then in the second ballot in prime time he's nominated.) What the Trump supporters implicitly want is to have special rules where their guy gets to be the nominee without a majority of delegates, based on polls, I guess. It's not clear to me how that would work.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 09, 2015 12:06 PM (5f5bM)

551 539 Question to Ben Carson, what is your number of acceptable dead Americans?



As a surgeon, he might be more qualified than most to understand the implications of Adams's point.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 09, 2015 12:11 PM (5f5bM)

552 LBJ ginned up the Gulf of Tonkin incident just to get us involved in Vietnam, which he was afraid was about to fall to the Commies. Remember the whole war was a Democrat affair, and for a long time widely supported by Democrat politicians. It wasn't just Scoop Jackson by any means.

Re Trump, many Democrats have failed to grasp fully the extent to which the Democrat Party has been hijacked by the hard left. Trump may be one of them. If so, it doesn't speak well for his perspicacity, but ...
Posted by: Jay Guevara
_________________

Hence why I said "30 years go" when saying I would understand if Trump made that comment.

Instead, Trump made that comment in 2004.

But even then, Democrats had thrown their lot in with our enemy, which is why LBJ was forced out by his own party over Vietnam.

Posted by: Coolio at December 09, 2015 12:12 PM (QnRLU)

553 Hey! If Hitler and Frau Merkel get Man of the Year why not me?
*stamps feet*

Posted by: B+arry Ob+mao at December 09, 2015 12:53 PM (VOm+J)

554 Drew sucks at analysis.

Argues that this additional debate is about getting Trump and Cruz out of the spotlight to favor Rubio, immediately before showing that neither Cruz nor Trump are damaged by participating in debates. Okaaaaaaaay.

It's really about getting another debate that has a greater likelihood of not having 11 people on a stage around the time people will be finally making up their minds.

Trump or Cruz have nothing to be afraid of from another debate. Trump won't be boycotting it, either. These constant paranoia plays are tiresome.

Posted by: CausticConservative at December 09, 2015 01:03 PM (5q6rm)

555 The GOPe sure loves them gubmint teats and milk, no?

Posted by: oddnot not liking these times at December 09, 2015 01:18 PM (g1MTt)

556 Posted by: Phyllis Balzac


++++


You sure have a lot of GOPe slut type comments against Trump (and I am not committed to him though I love him trolling and pwning the pressholes)


Just saying.

Posted by: oddnot not liking these times at December 09, 2015 01:45 PM (g1MTt)

557 Trump can destroy the debate by saying loudly that it's a put up deal and walking out in the middle. Who can argue with that point? And everyone who hates the establishment Republicans will hate them more.

Posted by: Scott at December 09, 2015 02:39 PM (2SHqW)

558 Who give a carajo? Other than Trump, nobody wins OHIO.

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