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Alfred Sisley, "A May Morning in Moret" (1886)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:54 AM




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1 Cruz had at least 130 pastors actively working for him, many as county
chairs. Good they are involved in politics I guess, but one candidate
tapping so many to call out the body of Christ on his behalf is somewhat
disturbing. Using the "Called by God" ploy is devious, as I see it, as
so much of Cruz's calculated words are.

99iowapastors.com

If
they are too focused on abortion and gay marriage, they will miss the
real threat of turning our country socialist/commie. That threat is
from a flood of third world migrants that vote 75% commie. The other
threat is TPP and treating the world as a free/fair system, where free
trade magically turns slaves into capitalists buyers. Nope, the
oligarchs get rich, slaves beg for table scraps.

Cruz is the best
second hope, but only Trump has faced down the globalists and
kingmakers. Cruz has only promised to delay his 400% increase in H-1B
plans, so look at his big money support for clues. "No bigger friend of
legal immigration than me" he said just a year ago.

Phyllis Schlafly thinks Trump is the Man.
http://tinyurl.com/znkw84c

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 10:55 AM (5Gpe2)

2 I hate spring.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 10:56 AM (iQIUe)

3 Lovely painting. Rejected title "Alfred woke up hungover and painted the trees, wishing that those darn birds would just shut-up."

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - ReFit your Conniptions at the Outrage Outlet! at February 02, 2016 10:57 AM (hLRSq)

4 What if they held a nood and nobody came?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 10:58 AM (xuouz)

5 Top 10

Posted by: Tilikum Cruel Assault Whale at February 02, 2016 10:58 AM (uhftQ)

6 Well, it's certainly not a painting of CO or IA today. Looks like they are getting blasted by snow.

Posted by: HH at February 02, 2016 10:58 AM (DrCtv)

7 "Dude. This acid is primo!"

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 10:59 AM (OWuDb)

8 That's about what it looks like down here this morning. The oak trees are shedding, which happened last year in mid-March.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 02, 2016 10:59 AM (LUgeY)

9 Those trees look decidedly indifferent.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 10:59 AM (RD7QR)

10 Fif!

Posted by: Tilikum Cruel Assault Whale at February 02, 2016 10:59 AM (uhftQ)

11 Right on Illiniwek, right on.

But in my experience poaching post #1 everyone ignores you with a realness.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 10:59 AM (xuouz)

12 Wow, so that's what it's like to be willowed.

From the last thread--

OT but weird browser problem. The other day I couldn't connect to the internet, and Comcast said my modem wasn't supported any more. So I went out and bought another one, they couldn't see it, and so on. Turned out it was a cable problem and the old modem works just fine.

The weird problem is that, in Firefox, I can get to every site I can think of...except Ace. When I try to go there, I get redirected to Comcast's "Activate" page.

Ace works fine in Brave (and is tons faster).

I could call Comcast but they'd say "Oh, you read right-wing blogs? Well, maybe you'll just get really lousy bandwidth from now on, hater."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 02, 2016 11:00 AM (B8JRQ)

13 Also, in before the sniper jokes.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:00 AM (OWuDb)

14 That's a crazy sky. Like it's going to go all Vinnie VanGogh on us any second.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 11:01 AM (iQIUe)

15 What's this?



A sunrise?

Posted by: eleven at February 02, 2016 11:01 AM (qUNWi)

16 Ricardo.

From the last thread
---------------
"VIA, I'm sure you posted it before but where you buying these from?"

Classic Firearms.


Some people hate them.

This will be my 13th C&R through them.
Never disappointed, not once.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 11:01 AM (ptqRm)

17 Never call comcast. Make someone who cares about you (but not too much) do it for you

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 11:01 AM (xuouz)

18 rape alley, now with more snipers

Posted by: Feh at February 02, 2016 11:01 AM (jOVvL)

19 "No bigger friend of
**legal*** immigration than me" he said just a year ago.

I guess at least you quoted him correctly.

Posted by: gapoz at February 02, 2016 11:01 AM (thyJJ)

20 That is the kind of art one finds at the thrift shop, and when you see it hanging in someone's hallway, you know where they found it.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 02, 2016 11:02 AM (pVneD)

21 Damn! Kind of bright, isn't it?

Posted by: Helen Keller at February 02, 2016 11:02 AM (2oWD2)

22 You know why Helen Keller was such a crappy driver?

Posted by: Furious George at February 02, 2016 11:02 AM (3GAnN)

23 Alternate painting title- Life Before Glasses Were Available

Posted by: Tilikum Cruel Assault Whale at February 02, 2016 11:02 AM (uhftQ)

24 So, did Hillary really win six coin flips in a row for +6 delegates over Sanders? Seriously, that's what we're supposed to believe happened?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 11:02 AM (39g3+)

25 Crazy trees.

Posted by: Vincent van Gogh at February 02, 2016 11:02 AM (u5gzz)

26 The trees are *deciduously* indifferent.

Posted by: eleven at February 02, 2016 11:03 AM (qUNWi)

27 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 11:03 AM (jqZ8a)

28 So, did Hillary really win six coin flips in a row for +6 delegates over Sanders? Seriously, that's what we're supposed to believe happened?

-----------

Everything is coming up Hillary.

If not for my desire to see the Clinton's leave the public scene, I really hope she is the nominee. What a terrible terrible candidate.

Posted by: SH at February 02, 2016 11:03 AM (gmeXX)

29 waiting for Lynch to indict Hillary

Posted by: Feh at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (jOVvL)

30 10 am, first Tuesday of the month, siren testing !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (Z8DIA)

31 The last time I really felt like killing someone was after talking to a cable company.

Posted by: eleven at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (qUNWi)

32 The weird problem is that, in Firefox, I can get to every site I can think of...except Ace. When I try to go there, I get redirected to Comcast's "Activate" page.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 02, 2016 11:00 AM (B8JRQ)


Wow. I have no idea what would cause that.

I think I should try that "Brave" browser, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (OWuDb)

33 is it true Sanders has $65,000 of outstanding credit card debt and that he hasn't ever held a job in the private sector

Posted by: Feh at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (jOVvL)

34 Well, I guess the rodent saw trees and no snow.

Spring!

Posted by: MTF at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (TxJGV)

35 So, did Hillary really win six coin flips in a row for +6 delegates over Sanders? Seriously, that's what we're supposed to believe happened?


1 in 64 odds.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (jqZ8a)

36
Classic Firearms.


Some people hate them.

This will be my 13th CR through them.
Never disappointed, not once.-----Village Idiot's Apprentice

Never had a problem with them either.

Posted by: Tilikum Cruel Assault Whale at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (uhftQ)

37 pretty!

Posted by: Lea at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (lIU4e)

38 Slack jawed tongue chewing Bill Clinton looked a little cray cray last night

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 11:05 AM (zOTsN)

39 "Classic Firearms. "


Thanks, I'll check them out. The C&R thing intrigues me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:05 AM (LA7Cm)

40 HA! Check out Drudge. You'll love it.

Posted by: HH at February 02, 2016 11:05 AM (DrCtv)

41 I knew there were paintings out there that didn't make you want to slash your own wrists.

Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 11:06 AM (Zs4uk)

42 Yeah, I was thinking Van Gogh-y too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:06 AM (LA7Cm)

43 "The C&R thing intrigues me."

Please tell me that you have your C&R?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 11:06 AM (ptqRm)

44 33 is it true Sanders has $65,000 of outstanding credit card debt and that he hasn't ever held a job in the private sector
Posted by: Feh at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (jOVvL)

He will be in the black after he withdraws from the campaign, assuming he doesn't do it feet first. As for the job, most Democrats consider that a recommendation rather than a drawback.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 11:06 AM (RD7QR)

45 Let us all hope that dem turnout nationwide in the general is as low as it was in the primary in Iowa. Pathetic

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 11:07 AM (zOTsN)

46 That's a lovely painting. I've always liked Sisley.

Thank you, rdbrewer.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 11:07 AM (u0lmX)

47 32 The weird problem is that, in Firefox, I can get to every site I can think of...except Ace. When I try to go there, I get redirected to Comcast's "Activate" page.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 02, 2016 11:00 AM (B8JRQ)

Wow. I have no idea what would cause that.

I think I should try that "Brave" browser, though.
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (OWuDb)

Is that in beta yet? I'd like to give it a try.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 11:07 AM (RD7QR)

48 I think that's the first time I've actually read all the way through one of Illiniwek's treatises. Pays to be 1st.

BeckoningChasm: Ace works fine in Brave...

Glad you brought that forward, 'cause... I've had the Brave site tab open for a while and have been meaning to check it out. I've been using Opera exclusively forever, but disappointed since they changed after v12. So I've been thinking about trying Brave.

Can you easily set it to have bells & whistles on trusted sites? Import bookmarks okay? And the other questions I'd ask if I thought a minute?

Posted by: mindful webworker - opererratically at February 02, 2016 11:07 AM (Yu4ah)

49
3.3% = "commanding"

Oy, gonna be a long day.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:08 AM (kdS6q)

50
Smeary pixels FTW

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 11:09 AM (BK3ZS)

51 Tongue chewing is a sign of being on serious psychotropic medication

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 11:09 AM (zOTsN)

52 Ah, trees...in May...

/drifts into a pleasant daydream

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 02, 2016 11:09 AM (9krrF)

53 I read that Sanders is demanding an actual count. Good luck with that Bern.

Posted by: Cheri at February 02, 2016 11:10 AM (oiNtH)

54 Can this be the year when we thank John McAmnesty for his service and kick him to the curb?

Posted by: setnaffa at February 02, 2016 11:10 AM (BtRXi)

55 "Please tell me that you have your C&R?"


No, but I'm more interested than I used to be.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:10 AM (LA7Cm)

56 "The weird problem is that, in Firefox, I can get to every site I can think of...except Ace."

Working fine with the FF spinoff browser, Pale Moon.

Pale Moon also seems to run all of the FF add-ons and extensions which were important to me.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 11:13 AM (noWW6)

57
The groundhog may not have seen his shadow, bit he did see the ghost of Abe Vigoda.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 11:13 AM (BK3ZS)

58 "No, but I'm more interested than I used to be."

Most expensive thirty bucks you will ever spend.

And when Big Brown pulls up to your house, and directly delivers toys to your front door, it's like...


It's like...

Well, Damn.



BRB.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 11:13 AM (ptqRm)

59 99iowapastors.com

===

ON THE WALL

Posted by: Bigby's Coin Flip at February 02, 2016 11:14 AM (3ZtZW)

60 "Tongue chewing"

Is that a thing?

Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 11:14 AM (Zs4uk)

61
IN BERNIE SANDERS' AMERICA ALL DEBT IS OUTSTANDING!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 11:14 AM (BK3ZS)

62 6 of 6 in coin tosses. hope the beast stopped at a riverboat before she left corn town. she's on a roll. bernie got hoosed. typical clinton bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 02, 2016 11:14 AM (ucDmr)

63 20 That is the kind of art one finds at the thrift shop, and when you see it hanging in someone's hallway, you know where they found it.
Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 02, 2016 11:02 AM (pVneD)

Not a fan of cutesy alliterative titles?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 11:14 AM (xuouz)

64 You know why Helen Keller was such a crappy driver?

Posted by: Furious George

Why, pray tell?

Posted by: Dang, wearing spats at February 02, 2016 11:15 AM (2oWD2)

65 "I read that Sanders is demanding an actual count."

I called my old friend the groundskeeper at Eternal Rest Acres in Slowpoke Rapids, IA. He swears that everything was on the up and up with the balloting.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 11:15 AM (noWW6)

66 I think I should try that "Brave" browser, though.
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (OWuDb)

Is that in beta yet? I'd like to give it a try.



I know a ginger midget who's using it. She says it's lightning fast.

It's beta beta, though, and still has some quirks.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:15 AM (1xUj/)

67 Yesterday the art had storm clouds roiling. Today the image features the bright promise of a spring day.

The symbolism, it reigns at the HQ!

Posted by: LizLem at February 02, 2016 11:15 AM (hvf9s)

68 33 is it true Sanders has $65,000 of outstanding credit card debt and that he hasn't ever held a job in the private sector
Posted by: Feh at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (jOVvL)


Yes, according to IBD.

Also, that Sanders was pretty much a useless, unemployable bum who never actually earned a paycheck until he was nearly 40 years old. Spent all his time complaining about "the rich" and how they were "ripping off" poor folk (like himself).

He now does this professionally.

And now this bitter, angry slacker wants to be President. Yeehah!

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:15 AM (OWuDb)

69 Tongue chewing is a sign of being on serious psychotropic medication

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 11:09 AM (zOTsN)


But having your tongue dart in and out like a reptile is a sign of worshipping Mao as a great political philosopher, I'm proud to say.

Posted by: Anita Dunn at February 02, 2016 11:16 AM (zc3Db)

70 54 Can this be the year when we thank John McAmnesty for his service and kick him to the curb?
Posted by: setnaffa at February 02, 2016 11:10 AM (BtRXi)


Command eject him into the Pacific and forget to launch a SAR bird.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at February 02, 2016 11:16 AM (zYV5P)

71 Ooh, bright painting!
Thanks, rd!

Posted by: Cows at February 02, 2016 11:16 AM (NOIQH)

72 lovely, especially when we are suppose to get 12" of global warming today into tomorrow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:16 AM (voOPb)

73 And now this bitter, angry slacker wants to be President. Yeehah!
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:15 AM (OWuDb)

Fuck him and his greek chorus of frat-house netflix communists

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 11:16 AM (xuouz)

74
Also, that Sanders was pretty much a useless, unemployable bum who never actually earned a paycheck until he was nearly 40 years old. Spent all his time complaining about "the rich" and how they were "ripping off" poor folk (like himself).

IN BERNIE SANDERS' AMERICA BUMS MAKE THEIR OWN GRAVY!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 11:17 AM (BK3ZS)

75 but one candidate tapping so many to call out the body of Christ on his behalf is somewhat disturbing

I don't like this idea that there is something wrong with having Christian support. There is nothing wrong with that.

The problem only comes when that is your only support and focus. That isn't' the case with Cruz I think.

I am also beginning to think that running a candidate without 'evangelical' support IS a problem on the republican side. How well have our moderate types done in the general? Bush definitely had the support of that community.

Posted by: Lea at February 02, 2016 11:17 AM (lIU4e)

76 Has Bill de Blasio killed another groundhog yet?

Posted by: The Repetitive Hat at February 02, 2016 11:17 AM (vBeA5)

77 Zippy brings us a Finnish anti-rape video.


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=254405

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 11:18 AM (ptqRm)

78 I know a ginger midget who's using it. She says it's lightning fast.

It's beta beta, though, and still has some quirks.


The browser or the ginger?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 02, 2016 11:18 AM (9krrF)

79
Meanwhile:

Fog pileup of 70 vehicles in Slovenia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoR29HrbOrQ

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:19 AM (kdS6q)

80 That's hellary walking down that road. Wearing a blue pantsuit. With a strangled kitten in each hand. And one in her mouth.

Posted by: Eromero at February 02, 2016 11:19 AM (zLDYs)

81 Has Bill de Blasio killed another groundhog yet?

Bit its head clean off and spit it at some nearby children.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 02, 2016 11:19 AM (4WhSY)

82 Math teachers covering statistics are going to have a field day with the coin toss results, lol. Poor kids.

Posted by: LizLem at February 02, 2016 11:20 AM (hvf9s)

83 "13 Also, in before the sniper jokes."

You can pun, but you'll only die tired.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 02, 2016 11:20 AM (ml1PM)

84 Hi all... I guess everyone survived...I have to say I loved the way the talking heads last night kept saying what a Yuuuuge victory it was for Hillary! to beat Bernie..... They kept repeating that if there was any State Bern could win it would be Iowa.... I had to laugh... She came this close to losing to an old Socialist...

Posted by: donna at February 02, 2016 11:21 AM (/dSsq)

85 Obama Administration Declares War on the Gender Binary

The idea that there are not just two "genders" isn't just limited to colleges or Tumblr, but has reached all the way to the White House.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11025

Posted by: The Repetitive Hat at February 02, 2016 11:21 AM (vBeA5)

86 "But in my experience poaching post #1 everyone ignores you with a realness."
Ghost of kari

Ha yeah, I thought I better check on new thread ... figured "oh they'll love this". I wasn't even that quick. I think God intervened and holding #1 for me is a sign, and I now expect the Body of Christ to support Trump. I'm on a mission from God. lol

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 11:21 AM (5Gpe2)

87 Has Bill de Blasio killed another groundhog yet?

Posted by: The Repetitive Hat

I would hope that the groundhog would take one for the team and bite his nose off but I wouldn't want the poor little dear to become infected with De Blasio.

Posted by: Cheri at February 02, 2016 11:22 AM (oiNtH)

88 80 That's hellary walking down that road. Wearing a blue pantsuit. With a strangled kitten in each hand. And one in her mouth.
Posted by: Eromero at February 02, 2016 11:19 AM (zLDYs)

So Tuesday.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 11:22 AM (RD7QR)

89 Brave still needs some work. There are no bookmarks, at least that I have found, and thus no way to import them. If I could do that I'd toss Firefox in an instant. Menu choises are very spartan.

It's still in Beta (as it tells you on the website) so it is to be hoped they'll make it a bit more configurable.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 02, 2016 11:22 AM (B8JRQ)

90 60 "Tongue chewing" Is that a thing?

Tardive Dyskenesia:

"Signs of classic tardive dyskinesia normally consist of coordinated, constant movements of the mouth, tongue, jaw and cheeks. The patient may move their jaw laterally or up and down, as if chewing."

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 02, 2016 11:22 AM (u5gzz)

91 I had to laugh... She came this close to losing to an old Socialist...
Posted by: donna at February 02, 2016 11:21 AM (/dSsq)

She did lose. People who vote democrats and don't draw a paycheck for it are idiots.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 11:22 AM (xuouz)

92 It's beta beta, though, and still has some quirks.

The browser or the ginger?



You're trying to get me killed, aren't you?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:22 AM (1xUj/)

93 Also, that Sanders was pretty much a useless, unemployable bum who never actually earned a paycheck until he was nearly 40 years old. Spent all his time complaining about "the rich" and how they were "ripping off" poor folk (like himself).

He now does this professionally.





Dean Wormer was wrong. You REALLY can go thru life like that.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 11:22 AM (jqZ8a)

94 Rimshot!

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:23 AM (OWuDb)

95 I'm on a mission from God. lol
Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 11:21 AM (5Gpe2)

Illiniwek can't be stapped. He's on a mission from gad.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 11:23 AM (xuouz)

96 So, the questions this morning are:

1) How did the final polls in IA compare to the actual results?

2) Given that we know the discrepancy in the difference between polls and results was largely due to the "ground game," what is the respective "ground game" of each candidate in NH?

3) Which is all to say, Cruz under-polled and over-performed in IA, can he do the same in NH? Or has he written that off in favor of focusing in SC?

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 02, 2016 11:23 AM (fQ/0p)

97 >>> lovely, especially when we are suppose to get 12" of global warming today into tomorrow
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:16 AM (voOPb)

Ahem, when it oes not fit into our narrative it is called weather, thank you very much!!!

Posted by: Global Warming Fanatics, Inconvenienced by Truth at February 02, 2016 11:23 AM (hvf9s)

98 but has reached all the way to the White House Master Bedroom.


For clarity

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 11:24 AM (ptqRm)

99 Soon. I hope.

Posted by: alexthechick - Here SMOD SMOD SMOD at February 02, 2016 11:24 AM (mf5HN)

100 I knew the Trump sore losers would be trying to attack Cruz for his faith and try to falsely portray him as a snake handling holy roller to sabotage him in future primaries and the general election if he is fortunate to win the nomination. That said, politics is a tough game and you have to anticipate these things and adjust . I hope Cruz is up to the task.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 02, 2016 11:24 AM (5FQVt)

101 Oops, never mind, you can have bookmarks, but the "Import" function on the menu is greyed-out.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 02, 2016 11:24 AM (B8JRQ)

102 >>And now this bitter, angry slacker wants to be President. Yeehah!

And Bernie's wife sounds like a peach -- she was an awful college administrator, scandal about misspent funds, intimidation, etc.

Posted by: Cows at February 02, 2016 11:25 AM (NOIQH)

103 Good news


Ryan and McConnell are meeting with Obama today to figure out what they can get do e before the election

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 11:25 AM (zOTsN)

104 Damn.

http://instantrimshot.com/

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:25 AM (OWuDb)

105 Oops, never mind, you can have bookmarks, but the "Import" function on the menu is greyed-out.




#twoweeks

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 11:25 AM (jqZ8a)

106 Oh,look who's here!



Somebody's gonna get an ass whoopin'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 11:25 AM (ptqRm)

107 Posted by: Lea at February 02, 2016 11:17 AM (lIU4e)

It will not play well in the more Secular West.


Positive with Devout Christian... negatve with Agnostics, Atheists, Budhists, Moslems, and every other Religion the voters may follow.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 11:26 AM (f7rv6)

108 I forgot to add I loved Hillarys! I dodged a bullet....

Posted by: donna at February 02, 2016 11:26 AM (/dSsq)

109 Classic Firearms.


Some people hate them.

This will be my 13th C&R through them.
Never disappointed, not once.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 11:01 AM (ptqRm)

I don't hate them but they did bungle an order I made and their customer service was a little lacking. That was a while ago before they expanded and revamped, so maybe they've improved.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:27 AM (kpqmD)

110 75 but one candidate tapping so many to call out the body of Christ on his behalf is somewhat disturbing

I don't like this idea that there is something wrong with having Christian support. There is nothing wrong with that.

The problem only comes when that is your only support and focus. That isn't' the case with Cruz I think.

I am also beginning to think that running a candidate without 'evangelical' support IS a problem on the republican side. How well have our moderate types done in the general? Bush definitely had the support of that community.
Posted by: Lea at February 02, 2016 11:17 AM (lIU4

In the last debate Rubio was calling out Christ's name every other answer.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:27 AM (voOPb)

111 103 Good news


Ryan and McConnell are meeting with Obama today to figure out what they can get do e before the election
Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 11:25 AM (zOTsN)

I'm pretty sure bending over and spreading figure prominently.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 11:27 AM (RD7QR)

112 Federal judges have overturned decisions by the Department of Veterans Affairs to demote two senior officials accused of manipulating the agencys hiring system for their own gain.

An administrative judge reversed Graves demotion Friday, saying higher-ranking officials knew about her plans and did nothing to stop them. A different judge reversed Rubens demotion Monday on similar grounds.

What a Fuckin Joke... The whole Federal System needs to be junked and started al over again...it is IMPOSSIBLE to reform this POS

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 11:27 AM (kzdjp)

113 Don't usually like Sisley, but appreciate the optimism of this one. Nice choice -- we need it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 02, 2016 11:28 AM (MIKMs)

114 "Ryan and McConnell are meeting with Obama today"

Lyin' Ryan rushed out a statement last week to the effect that he was going to do everything he could to curb Obama's illegal overreach with executive orders. Serious you guys!

Other than, y'know, the omnibus budget which the very same Lyin' Ryan pushed through shortly beforehand. Which fully funded every single one of Obama's extraconstitutional EOs through fiscal year 2018.

They really do think we're stupid and won't notice this stuff.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 11:29 AM (noWW6)

115 what a bright and happy picture

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 02, 2016 11:29 AM (0O7c5)

116 77 Zippy brings us a Finnish anti-rape video.


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=254405

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 11:18 AM (ptqRm)


WTF?!

At least throw a HADOKEN!!!! in there.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 11:29 AM (fWAjv)

117 Holy Land Moments-A devotional from Rabbi Yeckiel Eckstein, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, a charity which helps helps bring Holocaust survivors to the State of fIsrael and provides for the needs of elderly and poor Jews living in the former Soviet Union: .

Go for the Gold:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jkajckh



Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 02, 2016 11:29 AM (w4NZ8)

118 An administrative judge reversed Graves demotion Friday, saying higher-ranking officials knew about her plans and did nothing to stop them. A different judge reversed Rubens demotion Monday on similar grounds.

What a Fuckin Joke... The whole Federal System needs to be junked and started al over again...it is IMPOSSIBLE to reform this POS


President Trumppenphone lining out entire departments unless they can justify their existence via the Constitution.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 11:29 AM (jqZ8a)

119 .it is IMPOSSIBLE to reform this POS
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 11:27 AM (kzrdjp)

You know Congress could get rid of all these federal judges. IIRC, the Constitution doesn't say you have to have countless federal judges and all these circuits.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 11:29 AM (UnJ7w)

120 They really do think we're stupid and won't notice this stuff.
Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 11:29 AM (noWW6)

Yes and RINOs and our resident SHILL don't notice or don't care or are in on it or all 3

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 11:30 AM (kzdjp)

121 Lovely, bright painting. Thanks so much, rd.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 02, 2016 11:30 AM (w4NZ8)

122 It will not play well in the more Secular West.

Positive with Devout Christian... negatve with Agnostics, Atheists, Budhists, Moslems, and every other Religion the voters may follow.
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 11:26 AM (f7rv6)


Cruz isn't Huckabee. That's what I'm saying.

And how have 'nonevangelical' candidates been working thus far?

Posted by: Lea at February 02, 2016 11:30 AM (lIU4e)

123 116 77 Zippy brings us a Finnish anti-rape video.


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=254405

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 11:18 AM (ptqRm)


WTF?!

At least throw a HADOKEN!!!! in there.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA




We'd settle for a Turducken!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 11:30 AM (jqZ8a)

124 In the last debate Rubio was calling out Christ's name every other answer.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:27 AM (voOPb)

If you're in Sunday School, Jesus is always the answer. In a Presidential debate, eh, probably not as much.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:31 AM (kpqmD)

125
Here's Why HuffPost Gay Voices Just Changed Its Name To HuffPost Queer Voices

We, like many others before us, have chosen to reclaim "queer" and to rename the section HuffPost Queer Voices because we believe that word is the most inclusive and empowering one available to us to speak to and about the community -- and because we are inspired by all of the profound possibilities it holds for self-discovery, self-realization and self-affirmation. We also revere its emphasis on intersectionality, which aids in creating, building and sustaining community while striving to bring about the liberation of all ?marginalized people, queer or not.

"Queer" functions as an umbrella term that includes not only the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people of "LGBT," but also those whose identities fall in between, outside of or stretch beyond those categories, including genderqueer people, intersex people, asexual people, pansexual people, polyamorous people and those questioning their sexuality or gender, to name just a few.

Noah Michelson - Voices Editorial Director The Huffington Post

http://tinyurl.com/zu37lmg


And so on....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:32 AM (kdS6q)

126 They really do think we're stupid and won't notice this stuff.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 11:29 AM (noWW6)


With their boy Rubio's "win" last night Ryan and McConnell are going to be in wild orgyistic mode with their butt-buddy Barky. I hope they have the decency to wipe their faces before they get dressed and come out for the cameras.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 02, 2016 11:32 AM (zc3Db)

127 Zippy brings us a Finnish anti-rape video.


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=254405

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 11:18 AM (ptqRm)

Stop! In the name of love...

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:32 AM (kpqmD)

128 I predict McConnell Ryan and Obama will try immigration reform, because what if Trump or Cruz win

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 11:33 AM (zOTsN)

129 "Queer" was such a useful word when I was growing up...

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 11:33 AM (bZ7mE)

130 We'd settle for a Turducken!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 11:30 AM (jqZ8a)

You'll settle for a turbriskafil.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 11:33 AM (fWAjv)

131 An administrative judge reversed Graves demotion Friday, saying higher-ranking officials knew about her plans and did nothing to stop them. A different judge reversed Rubens demotion Monday on similar grounds.

What a Fuckin Joke... The whole Federal System needs to be junked and started al over again...it is IMPOSSIBLE to reform this POS


Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 11:27 AM (kzdjp)



Such Bullshit. The solution isn't to reverse the demotions. The solution is to fire the higher ups that knew it was going on too.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:33 AM (zt+N6)

132 124 In the last debate Rubio was calling out Christ's name every other answer.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:27 AM (voOPb)

If you're in Sunday School, Jesus is always the answer. In a Presidential debate, eh, probably not as much.



I have to agree Cruz was a bit over the top.... He was playing for the Iowa voters which is what a good Politician does.... Elsewhere it won't work as well and I assume He will" adjust"

Posted by: donna at February 02, 2016 11:33 AM (/dSsq)

133 My mother went to Punxsutawney High School. This was always her favorite holiday. She passed away Feb. 4th 7 years ago. I used to love it too...not so much anymore.

Posted by: Timon at February 02, 2016 11:33 AM (KSonr)

134 >>Zippy brings us a Finnish anti-rape video

Um, wow....that's pathetic.
Yelling "Stop!" and holding up your hand, palm-out with stop an attack?
What about the other 8+ rapists who are not directly in front of her? Oh, they forgot that part....

Posted by: Cows at February 02, 2016 11:33 AM (NOIQH)

135 Positive with Devout Christian... negatve with Agnostics, Atheists, Budhists, Moslems, and every other Religion the voters may follow.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 11:26 AM (f7rv6)
_________

I'm an old agnostic and I support Cruz. Constitutionalism demands neutrality for religion. However, when I decided on Cruz I told my kids that a strong faith will help support and guide someone in a job with 'no right answers' -- and POTUS is certainly that.

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

136 "Bush definitely had the support of that community." Lea

True, and I will certainly vote Cruz as a second. But pushing the Body of Christ thing so blatantly is creepy. Cruz has other elements, but was raised under Bush, met his wife also a campaigner for Bush, then they seem to have made most of their portfolio from Goldman Sachs hiring her in 2005. That loan is not the big issue (afaik), but GS has such strong control of DC policy, the tie is an issue. They love to have the political connections, and I don't doubt there was a quid pro quo on some level.

It's like Tom Cruise in "The Firm", where it may be innocent that she took the job, but she was there ten years. There are about 20 things like this that don't sit well with me. Of course Trump has his bowl of picadillos, but he is on target and confronts directly. I find the older conservatives lean toward Trump ... and I'm older too. I think they see through Cruz, even though he can claim the conservative title.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 11:34 AM (5Gpe2)

137 Heh, CNN just played the clip of Chris Matthews asking Debbie W-Schulz what the difference is between a Democrat and a Socialist.

Her sputter is for the ages.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:34 AM (1xUj/)

138 123 116 77 Zippy brings us a Finnish anti-rape video.

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=254405

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 11:18 AM (ptqRm)


So, like Iron Man, Finnish women have repulsor rays built into the palms of their hands?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:35 AM (OWuDb)

139 I try not to criticize people who have gay marriage and/or abortion as their primary issues. It's no different than people who have immigration as their primary issue. Or the economy. Or the military. I just think a lot of people are short-sighted on their goals.

Back in my college days, I was a little bit of a bleeding heart. Still very socially conservative, "I could never vote for a pro-choice candidate," but also economically idealistic about wanting to save the world. I leaned Kerry the whole way, but the only, ONLY thing that kept me from pulling the lever from him was the abortion issue.

Now, older and wiser, I look at the long game. Gov. Huckabee is a good man, and no doubt, devoutly pro-life. I highly doubt he could win the general. So, for me, if it is between a pro-life candidate that can't win and a pro-choice candidate that can, I choose the latter. Because a pro-choice Dem in office will have Supreme Court picks that will create repercussions for the pro-life moment for decades, maybe forever.

Posted by: TickledPink at February 02, 2016 11:35 AM (RLFFI)

140 Heh, CNN just played the clip of Chris Matthews asking Debbie W-Schulz what the difference is between a Democrat and a Socialist.


----

To be fair... In shocked Chrissy asked the question.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 11:36 AM (8XRCm)

141 "Bush definitely had the support of that [evangelical] community."

Dubya got that support by promising federal funding for "faith-based initiatives". Very popular among evangelicals.

Democrats shrieked about separation of church and state.

But have those initiatives been torn down by Democrats now that Dubya is gone? Oh no! Hardly so! They have simply been reconfigured, to funnel federal bucks to Islamic mosques and to provide "walkin'-round money" to black church pastors on Election Day.

No governmental program, no matter how laudable its intent, no matter how pure its motive, will avoid being ultimately turned into a vehicle for the left's purposes. Full stop, end of story.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 11:36 AM (noWW6)

142 Breaking news------

Old Man Who Yells at Clouds gulled by known felon into accepting bizarre coin toss procedure to determine life-changing event; weakly remonstrates after statistically impossible outcome, then retires from view because it's time for his nap

By all means, we need a gullible retarded sucker like him in the White House.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 02, 2016 11:36 AM (/f6Nd)

143 Interesting...

Just watched a segment on Fox about Sanders...

Guests were an ex CLINTON Pollster, and a REPUBLICAN...

Fair? Balanced? Couldn't they find a Crazy Uncle Bernie supporter at all???

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 11:37 AM (f7rv6)

144 I don't get it! My polls? NOT yuuuge. I've schlonged more hot married brawds than all those losahs put together. What the hell is going on?

Posted by: mnw (fair and ballast) at February 02, 2016 11:37 AM (/krQw)

145 Um, wow....that's pathetic.
Yelling "Stop!" and holding up your hand, palm-out with stop an attack?
What about the other 8+ rapists who are not directly in front of her? Oh, they forgot that part....

Posted by: Cows at February 02, 2016 11:33 AM (NOIQH)

That's what the Soldiers of Odin are for.


A Finnish vigilante group called 'Soldiers of Odin' have taken to the streets to protect citizens against the invasion of muslim refugees. Last year, a group of men founded Soldiers of Odin, which is named after the Chief Norse God of War and Death, near a border town in Finland which is an entry point for migrants. The group has now branched out into other parts of Finland with about 500 members across the country.


And I gauran-damn-tee you the bint in that video is against them.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 11:38 AM (fWAjv)

146 Positive with Devout Christian... negatve with Agnostics, Atheists, Budhists, Moslems, and every other Religion the voters may follow.

Which is why it's smart to have pastors on Cruz's side without having the candidate himself constantly invoking Christ, as Rubio did.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 02, 2016 11:38 AM (znyNk)

147
weakly remonstrates after statistically impossible outcome

It wasn't an impossible outcome, it was an improbable one (i.e., it had a low probability).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 11:38 AM (BK3ZS)

148 I find the older conservatives lean toward Trump ... and I'm older too. I think they see through Cruz, even though he can claim the conservative title.

Now, if I respond to this - an implied insult to those of us who favor Cruz - I am calling Trump-fans names, right?

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 11:38 AM (bZ7mE)

149 From Drudge, Clockwork Orange star Malcolm MacDowell says Clockwork Orange dystopian society is becoming reality what with a little of the ole ultra-violence and depravity.

: There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 02, 2016 11:39 AM (Nwg0u)

150
24 So, did Hillary really win six coin flips in a row for +6 delegates over Sanders? Seriously, that's what we're supposed to believe happened?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 11:02 AM (39g3+)







I swear, I had NOTHING to do with this. Neither did my dead friend, Guildenstern.

I can't speak for other dead folks though.

Posted by: Zombie Rosencrantz at February 02, 2016 11:40 AM (j4wsR)

151 So, for me, if it is between a pro-life candidate that can't win and a pro-choice candidate that can, I choose the latter.

When is the last time a pro-choice republican won the general?

I don't see this as either or. I think a republican candidate needs the Christian vote AND the others who don't care as much about that... I don't think of cruz as the 'evangelical' in the race. That he does well with that group is NOT a negative, imo. Except for people who want to sneer at that segment of the voting populace.

Now if all he talked about was God, that would be a problem. It isn't.

Posted by: Lea at February 02, 2016 11:40 AM (lIU4e)

152 There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening.

Oh, that's real horror show.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:40 AM (1xUj/)

153 >> Such Bullshit. The solution isn't to reverse the demotions.
>> The solution is to fire the higher ups that knew it was going
>> on too.

As your President, I'd have the marshals move in with the building contractors, the offenders and their supervisors would be removed from the building, their offices would be demolished and all contents removed to a nearby GSA auction site within half an hour.

Posted by: JEM at February 02, 2016 11:41 AM (o+SC1)

154 At this point, what difference does it make if you pick heads or tails?

Posted by: Hillary at February 02, 2016 11:41 AM (2oWD2)

155 IN BERNIE SANDERS' AMERICA BUMS MAKE THEIR OWN GRAVY!

I keep forgetting the Ace of Spades overnight meet-up is coming up on the calendar. My freezer is kind of low.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 02, 2016 11:41 AM (VdICR)

156 I think gay leftists are definitely "queer" not because of being gay but because leftism taken to its extreme is anti human and anti freedom.

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

157 Well, if it isn't fat stinking billy goat Billy Boy in poison! How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 02, 2016 11:41 AM (Nwg0u)

158 77 Zippy brings us a Finnish anti-rape video.

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=254405

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 11:18 AM (ptqRm)


This is one of the most insanely idiotic PSAs I have ever seen. Everyone on this blog is now dumber for having seen it. I award Finland no points, and may God have mercy on their souls.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:41 AM (OWuDb)

159 Today is Candlemas, the ancient church holy day that celebrates both the purification of the Virgin, forty days after the birth of Christ, and the presentation of the young Jesus in the Temple, where he encountered the ancient priest, Simeon.

The name "Candlemas" seems to come from the ancient church custom of carrying lighted candles on this date in honor of the Virgin Mary.

"If Cannlemas day be lound and fair,
yaw hawf o't winter's to come and mair;
if Cannlemas day be murk an' foul
haw hawf o't winter geean at Yule."
- Folk proverb from Whitby in Yorkshire

For centuries, the day has been closely associated with weather proverbs, of which one is quoted above. It has long been believed that a fair Candlemas portends a prolongation of cold weather, and it is certainly no coincidence that today is Groundhog Day in the United States, on which the Pennsylvania woodchuck known as Punxatawney Phil is closely observed as he emerges from his burrow to see whether or not we will have 40 more days of winter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:41 AM (oFSUK)

160 "Finnish women have repulsor rays built into the palms of their hands?"

Martial Arts 101 these days says among other things, don't just give a limb to your opponent. If they have even a basic understanding of what they're doing, they'll promptly take it and will use it to control you to the ground.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 11:42 AM (noWW6)

161
Now, if I respond to this - an implied insult to those of us who favor Cruz - I am calling Trump-fans names, right?
Posted by: Grey Fox



If you can manage to do so without referring to anyone as a "Nazi". a "Socialist with Nationalist tendencies" or a "A THOUSAND YEAR MAGGOT", you should be ok.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:43 AM (kdS6q)

162 I like this painting. Is Moret in France or somewhere local?

Posted by: IC at February 02, 2016 11:43 AM (a0IVu)

163 Unfortunately, I had Beck on the radio this morning in my vehicle.

He was telling a story about Trump. Supposedly Trump had said that his security force had warned Trump that they thought there might be someone in the crowd who were bringing tomatoes to throw at Trump and Trump told them to go ahead and flatten the guy and Trump will pay the legal fees. All this was with Trump chuckling and had no context to it.

Beck then began reciting that this was how Hitler trained his brown shirts to stifle dissent and how you do not train people to do these kinds of things, and if Trump were elected, he and his friends will get richer while they send out their brown shirts(who later became the SS) to stop any protests, etc.

Beck is crazy. I hope Cruz tries to distance himself as much as possible from this nut.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 02, 2016 11:43 AM (TKQrK)

164 Whatever happened to:

LittleMissSpellcheck
Radish

And there was another... she liked the Classics... Pride and Prejudice... can't remember her nic...

Posted by: Mega at February 02, 2016 11:43 AM (hHFOx)

165 157 Well, if it isn't fat stinking billy goat Billy Boy in poison! How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!
Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 02, 2016 11:41 AM (Nwg0u)


Billy liked himself some of the old in-out, in-out din't he?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:43 AM (OWuDb)

166

I'd like to be where that painting is.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (qCMvj)

167 Posted by: Zombie Rosencrantz at February 02, 2016 11:40 AM (j4wsR)

That is a great p-lay-"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" It's. not as entertaining when Hillary does coin tosses, however

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (w4NZ8)

168 Hillary "Landslide" Clinton?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (oKE6c)

169 I think gay leftists are definitely "queer"
------------

I would like to have both of those words back, 'gay', and 'queer'. They have been stolen and sullied.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (oFSUK)

170 >> I don't see this as either or. I think a republican candidate
>> needs the Christian vote AND the others who don't care as

When I look at the American political landscape over the past couple decades, White House and Cabinet, the most nefarious, the single most harmful influence, has been Harvard.

Whatever influence has helped Cruz, unlike so many others, maintain a sane moral compass in spite of his time in the Belly Of The Beast, I'm for it.

Posted by: JEM at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (o+SC1)

171 1. Every Finnish woman should have a puukko and the will to use it. (And if anybody can find an authentic Finnish puukko for sale under $100, drop me a line.)

2. Remember playing Smear the Queer with the ball? Gone forever now. Sniffffff.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (RD7QR)

172 "Fair? Balanced? Couldn't they find a Crazy Uncle Bernie supporter at all???
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 11:37 AM (f7rv6)"

All the ubers were busy.

Posted by: joe at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (KUaJL)

173
I have to agree Cruz was a bit over the top....
He was playing for the Iowa voters which is what a good Politician
does.... Elsewhere it won't work as well and I assume He will" adjust"

Posted by: donna at February 02, 2016 11:33 AM (/dSsq)


Which will, sadly, tell us about his true beliefs, and character.
If he 'adjusts' they he was using religion to pander.... If he continues then it gets 'creepy'....
Sometimes the only way to win, is not to play....

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (f7rv6)

174 Posted by: Mega at February 02, 2016 11:43 AM (hHFOx)

Little Miss Spellcheck is now Spellcheck and she was here yesterday morning.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 02, 2016 11:45 AM (w4NZ8)

175 President Trumppenphone lining out entire departments unless they can justify their existence via the Constitution.
Posted by: rickb223

Him I'll vote for.

"The TSA is fired."

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 11:45 AM (xuouz)

176
Radish is still here. Posts as "HR trincken trincken trincken" or something like that and is now married and living in Germany.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 11:45 AM (BK3ZS)

177 "Finnish women have repulsor rays built into the palms of their hands?"

If only I weren't just a comic book hero...

Posted by: Iron Man at February 02, 2016 11:45 AM (2oWD2)

178 I would like to have both of those words back, 'gay', and 'queer'. They have been stolen and sullied.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (oFSUK)

Who the hell says "sullied"? That's a queer word. What are you, gay?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 11:45 AM (xuouz)

179 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (oFSUK)

Particularly "Gay"-such a nice, cheerful word as it used to be used.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 02, 2016 11:46 AM (w4NZ8)

180 If you can manage to do so without referring to anyone as a "Nazi". a "Socialist with Nationalist tendencies" or a "A THOUSAND YEAR MAGGOT", you should be ok.

You realize that 1000 YEAR MAGGOT came from some liberal on twitter and was repeater here only in mockery, right?

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 11:46 AM (bZ7mE)

181 154 At this point, what difference does it make if you pick heads or tails?
Posted by: Hillary at February 02, 2016 11:41 AM (2oWD2)





What if it's heads, but self-identifies as tails?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 02, 2016 11:46 AM (oKE6c)

182 Fins are large sturdy people who like to drink. I would not mess with a Fin

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 11:46 AM (zOTsN)

183 I'd like to be where that painting is.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette
------------

In a museum?


*Sorry, couldn't help myself...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:46 AM (oFSUK)

184 10 am, first Tuesday of the month, siren testing !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 02, 2016 11:04 AM (Z8DIA)

I almost went off the (little, back country) road the first time that happened to me in Missouri. Siren was *right* next to me and I didn't know the schedule yet.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 11:46 AM (GDulk)

185 Beck is crazy. I hope Cruz tries to distance himself as much as possible from this nut.
Posted by: Jen the original at February 02, 2016 11:43 AM (TKQrK)


Is this some sort of alcohol-related dementia? Supposedly the guy doesn't drink anymore, but maybe his years of boozing finally caught up with him?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:46 AM (OWuDb)

186 148 I find the older conservatives lean toward Trump ... and I'm older too. I think they see through Cruz, even though he can claim the conservative title.
Now, if I respond to this - an implied insult to those of us who favor Cruz - I am calling Trump-fans names, right?
Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 11:38 AM (bZ7mE)


I'm 68, which should make me an "older conservative".
EXACT OPPOSITE for me.
I like Cruz better because I simply cannot believe you can change positions (especially "social" viewpoints) when you've hit age 65.
3 generations to form views and within a span of 4 years you come to the opposite viewpoint?
That is not something that somebody age 40 could possibly understand. I speak for myself with that last statement, now and 25 years ago.

Posted by: jwb7605 at February 02, 2016 11:46 AM (DofIg)

187
The coins were "questioning"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 11:47 AM (BK3ZS)

188 178 I would like to have both of those words back, 'gay', and 'queer'. They have been stolen and sullied.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (oFSUK)

Who the hell says "sullied"? That's a queer word. What are you, gay?
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 11:45 AM (xuouz)

Settle down, Nancy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:48 AM (kpqmD)

189 to see whether or not we will have 40 more days of winter.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:41 AM (oFSUK)


I don't think we've even had 40 days of winter this year.

It's currently 68.

Posted by: Lea at February 02, 2016 11:48 AM (lIU4e)

190 Cruz invoking the name of Jesus too often is not good if you are an "older conservative."

Trump supporting enthanol subsidies and calling for another federal program to help kids pay for college - well, that's totes OK, I guess.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 11:49 AM (u0lmX)

191
You realize that 1000 YEAR MAGGOT came from some liberal on twitter and was repeater here only in mockery, right?
Posted by: Grey Fox



Well, given that I'm the one who found and posted it in the first place -- yeah.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:49 AM (kdS6q)

192 "Queer" functions as an umbrella term that includes not only the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people of "LGBT," but also those whose identities fall in between, outside of or stretch beyond those categories, including genderqueer people, intersex people, asexual people, pansexual people, polyamorous people and those questioning their sexuality or gender, to name just a few.

Noah Michelson - Voices Editorial Director The Huffington Post


"Queer as a 3 dollar bill".

Works for me ... though they should also look into "fucked in the head", "sick", "demented" and "perverted" ... any of which would also be a pretty good fit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 02, 2016 11:50 AM (zc3Db)

193 Bubba looks like he is just a few steps ahead of the Reaper.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 02, 2016 11:51 AM (/tuJf)

194 I have to agree Cruz was a bit over the top.... He was playing for the Iowa voters which is what a good Politician does.... Elsewhere it won't work as well and I assume He will" adjust"
Posted by: donna at February 02, 2016 11:33 AM (/dSsq)


yeah, I was uncomfortable

and nervous

It will turn a lot of people off.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 11:51 AM (qCMvj)

195 Noah Michelson - Voices Editorial Director The Huffington Post

http://tinyurl.com/zu37lmg


And so on....
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:32 AM (kdS6q)


Fucking gibberish.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 02, 2016 11:51 AM (kKHcp)

196 Is this some sort of alcohol-related dementia? Supposedly the guy doesn't drink anymore, but maybe his years of boozing finally caught up with him?
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 11:46 AM (OWuDb)

A couple of years ago, he had some kind of breakdown, which he claims was organic(brain issue) that once he was treated, returned him to his "normal" self. He was off the radio for a while during which he was being treated somewhere. All of it is nefarious, in that he has never said what his actual diagnosis was, everything was over the top dramatic, and he claims he is still "recovering".
So I have no real idea what is wrong with him, but paranoia, and his emotional hysterics point to growing mental problems.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 02, 2016 11:51 AM (TKQrK)

197 which is named after the Chief Norse God of War
and Death, near a border town in Finland which is an entry point for
migrants. The group has now branched out into other parts of Finland
with about 500 members across the country.





And I gauran-damn-tee you the bint in that video is against them.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 11:38 AM (fWAjv)

See..... this crap just pisses me off... Odin was NOT the God of War and Death... he was the All Father... Wise and all Seeing... he was the Chief of the Gods...
Typical leftist Propaganda technique... to state as FACT something not true, to change a group you don't agree with, into something Evil.


Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 11:51 AM (f7rv6)

198 "try to falsely portray him as a snake handling holy roller to sabotage him"

no, I think snake handlers are 100% sincere in their faith, though wrong on the doctrine.

Cruz strikes me as much more calculating, and he twists things a little every time. He has that Clintonesque "the meaning of is" style carefulness that he routinely uses. Like him saying "I'd never seen my birth certificate". Yeah so, you didn't know you were a Canadian citizen? Is that what you're implying?

See he gets it (wants it) both ways. He kept dual citizenship till he needed to drop it to run for POTUS, then acts like he barely knew he even had it, but he doesn't quite say that. I guess that is just good politics, but I never appreciate the cleverness. Same with his claim he argued at SCOTUS over our sovereignty. The decision was really that Bush didn't have that authority, but Congress did. But he needed sovereignty chops after his 5X H-1B stance, so that would have to do.

It is not sabotage, he will have to do if Trump fails.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 11:51 AM (5Gpe2)

199
"Queer" functions as an umbrella term

Might explain Barky's difficulty with brollies...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 11:51 AM (BK3ZS)

200 (And if anybody can find an authentic Finnish puukko for sale under $100, drop me a line.)

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (RD7QR)



I've bought from this guy: ragweedforge.com

Posted by: Country Singer at February 02, 2016 11:51 AM (GUBah)

201 I'm 68, which should make me an "older conservative".
EXACT OPPOSITE for me.

I like Cruz better because I simply cannot believe you can change positions (especially "social" viewpoints) when you've hit age 65.

3 generations to form views and within a span of 4 years you come to the opposite viewpoint?



I'm 53. I changed viewpoints after 45 years in under a month. I have been a republican as long as I can remember.
November 2014 election sealed it forever for me.
When, before the new congress was seated, impeachment came off the table.
Fuck. Them.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 11:51 AM (jqZ8a)

202 LittleMissSpellcheck?

She shows up from time to time still. As noted, shortened to Spellcheck.

Also,

https://twitter.com/johannalapp

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 11:52 AM (noWW6)

203 The national debt just hit $19 trillion, up from $18 trillion in 14 months. It went from $17 trillion to $18 trillion in 13 months and again from $16 trillion to $17 trillion in 13 months. That is $3 trillion in a little over 3 years.

Yet were told that the deficit is only$400-500 billion the past few years. WTF? The deficit numbers are obviously have been using a lot of creative accounting to make the numebr look better, or rather, not as alarming. Like everything else he govt. is saying the deficit numbers are a pack of lies, half-truths and deceptions. But math will not be fooled like the LIV's. The Burning Times will make the numbers balance.


Posted by: Reality at February 02, 2016 11:52 AM (1BQGO)

204 yeah, I was uncomfortable

and nervous

It will turn a lot of people off.


Your Concern is noted.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 02, 2016 11:52 AM (znyNk)

205 Posted by: JackStraw at February 02, 2016 11:51 AM (/tuJf)

He was looking pretty bad a couple of months ago. Maybe it was the angle of the photo, but it looked like his face had all fallen in around his nose.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 11:52 AM (GDulk)

206 Little Miss Spellcheck is now Spellcheck and she was here yesterday morning.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 02, 2016 11:45 AM (w4NZ

They grow up so fast. Where does the time go.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 11:52 AM (fWAjv)

207

I forgot Trump said this:

"How stupid are the people of Iowa?"

That probably sealed it for many. Personal insults, not cool when you're trolling for votes.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 11:52 AM (qCMvj)

208 Radish-->"HR" (plus some German words)

She's recently moved to Germany so time zone may affect posting.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2016 11:52 AM (NOIQH)

209 >> I like Cruz better because I simply cannot believe you can
>> change positions (especially "social" viewpoints) when
>> you've hit age 65.

I like Cruz better because I believe he has the killer instinct.

Immigration matters.

But even more important IMO - a precondition to success on anything else, including immigration, that truly matters - is an absolute commitment to ripping the guts out of the Federal bureaucracy, to ensuring that significant numbers of DOJ, EPA, Education, etc. apparatchiks are (preferably) run out of the building at bayonet-point, or at the very least made to serve out their careers sitting on ice floes somewhere, five hundred miles from the nearest cell tower.

I can see that with Cruz. I can even see Rubio making some steps in that direction. But I cannot see it with Trump.

Posted by: JEM at February 02, 2016 11:53 AM (o+SC1)

210 Which will, sadly, tell us about his true beliefs, and character.
If he 'adjusts' they he was using religion to pander.... If he continues then it gets 'creepy'....
Sometimes the only way to win, is not to play....
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (f7rv6)


I think it matters if you're consistent, but you should also know your audience and tailor your focus to them.

If I'm a politician talking to a group of pastors, I'm going to talk about the things I think matter to them.

If I'm talking to a group of farmers, I will talk about their main issues.

Just because I focus on different things in different talks doesn't mean my positions aren't consistent or are pandering.

Posted by: Lea at February 02, 2016 11:53 AM (lIU4e)

211
171 1. Every Finnish woman should have a puukko and the will to use it. (And if anybody can find an authentic Finnish puukko for sale under $100, drop me a line.)

2. Remember playing Smear the Queer with the ball? Gone forever now. Sniffffff.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 11:44 AM (RD7QR)







Check Ragweed Forge.

http://www.ragweedforge.com/

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 02, 2016 11:53 AM (j4wsR)

212 "Is this some sort of alcohol-related dementia? Supposedly the guy
doesn't drink anymore, but maybe his years of boozing finally caught up
with him?"

Beck is an absolutely textbook "dry-drunk".

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 11:54 AM (noWW6)

213 Beck said he was literally dying from some brain thing but was very vague at the same time. Coo coo

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 11:54 AM (zOTsN)

214
An Arlington elementary school teacher will receive $11.5 million from the publisher of Fifty Shades of Grey as the result of a royalty dispute.

A Texas court ruled in the favor of Jennifer Pedroza, determining the fourth grade teacher was defrauded of her share of royalties. Pedroza filed the suit in May 2014 against her former publishing partner Amanda Hayward. The pair started up an e-publishing partnership called The Writers Coffee Shop in 2009. In October 2010, they published the book.

However, the lawsuit alleged that through legal wrangling, Hayward cut Pedroza out of the multi-million dollar partnership.

http://tinyurl.com/hadg7pt

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:54 AM (kdS6q)

215 Which will, sadly, tell us about his true beliefs, and character.
If he 'adjusts' they he was using religion to pander.... If he continues then it gets 'creepy'....
Sometimes the only way to win, is not to play....


Any decent argument is tailored to fit the intended audience. I don't use Reformed theological terms to talk to y'all here, and I don't use historian-speak to talk about historiography in Sunday school (which, yes, I did once). Different people use different vocabulary and start from different sets of assumptions about the world (Note: I could just use "worldview" instead of that awkward phrase, but would you know what I meant?), so one has to take that into consideration when formulating an argument.

And, seriously? This sudden hate for evangelicals is coming across as pretty bigoted right now.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 11:55 AM (bZ7mE)

216 Not only was Hillary in weird-world last night, giving a victory speech when she hadn't won anything, but I found the blood trickling from her vampire canines very distracting when she was speaking. And poor Bill! He still looked very pale.

Posted by: MTF at February 02, 2016 11:56 AM (TxJGV)

217 Trump supporting enthanol subsidies and calling for
another federal program to help kids pay for college - well, that's
totes OK, I guess.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 11:49 AM (u0lmX)

No.... not OK.... dumb and as I've stated before... I believe the policy of changing Food into Fuel is not just dumb, its EVIL...We know Trump panders... the point is that so does everyone else...



Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 11:56 AM (f7rv6)

218 RDBREWER: about your sidebar article- there is NO way Zika virus could have been 'genetically engineered in Brazil' as the virus ORIGINATED in the Zika jungle in Africa, and mapped a trace across equatorial areas until it reached Central/South America.

The article has a ridiculous notion about it's origin...

Posted by: Mr Wolf at February 02, 2016 11:56 AM (rD+jq)

219
Cruz strikes me as much more calculating, and he twists things a little every time. He has that Clintonesque "the meaning of is" style carefulness that he routinely uses. Like him saying "I'd never seen my birth certificate". Yeah so, you didn't know you were a Canadian citizen? Is that what you're implying?
Posted by: Illiniwek



Need your birth certificate to register for the draft and get a passport. no?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:56 AM (kdS6q)

220 Sanders is doing well because the legacy media wants a crotchety old grandpa as the face of Socialism.

Not, you know, Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, et al.

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

221 And, seriously? This sudden hate for evangelicals is coming across as pretty bigoted right now.



Evangelicals are the US version of joos.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 11:57 AM (jqZ8a)

222 from a WaPo piece I'm reading

That included Trump's lieutenants. Tana Goertz, a political neophyte best known for being a runner-up on Trump's NBC show "The Apprentice," was tapped as Iowa co-chair. She used her own celebrity as a former spokeswoman for the Bedazzler, a rhinestone-setting machine popular with home-crafts enthusiasts, to draw in volunteers.

I was thinking he was too inexperienced - which is why it's hard for an "outsider," even if he claims he will hire the right people. This is failure theater, right here.

He's going full Hollywood.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 11:57 AM (qCMvj)

223 And, seriously? This sudden hate for evangelicals is coming across as pretty bigoted right now.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 11:55 AM (bZ7mE)


Wow... sudden hate? so now anyone who finds bringing religion into politics in a blatantly pandering manner.... HATES Evangelicals???

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 11:58 AM (f7rv6)

224 I forgot Trump said this:

"How stupid are the people of Iowa?"

That probably sealed it for many. Personal insults, not cool when you're trolling for votes.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 11:52 AM (qCMvj)

From what has been said of Iowa, Trump did not have as good a ground force there as Cruz and Rubio did. Iowa is odd in that you sit in a room and listen to impassioned people hawking their favorite candidate and finally you write the candidates name on a piece of paper and drop it into what looks like a big laundry bag. Trump did not have as many "I love Trump and here's why" strolling minstrels in each precinct.
There were more than a few pundits familiar with Iowa who said this was going to be a problem for him, that they believed he miscalculated how important those individuals are, vs. him going into arenas to speak to a crowd a week ago.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 02, 2016 11:58 AM (TKQrK)

225 >>RDBREWER: about your sidebar article- there is NO way Zika virus could have been 'genetically engineered in Brazil'



It's possible it just went to Rio for Plastic Surgery.

Posted by: garrett at February 02, 2016 11:59 AM (bpyiA)

226 Beanie Weinees...

If there is some aspiring chef out in the AoS crowd looking for their first Michelin star, stop fucking with the liquid nitrogen and Ghana-fusion recipes and concentrate on something that makes the world happy.

Sure, the hot food trucks are selling $15 lobster rolls, but put one out there with generous bowls of beanie weinees for $8 and see who ends up with more cash at the end of the day.

Just make sure you include my 10% for the idea.

Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 11:59 AM (Zs4uk)

227 And, seriously? This sudden hate for evangelicals is coming across as pretty bigoted right now.
Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 11:55 AM (bZ7mE)


hate?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 11:59 AM (qCMvj)

228 Need your birth certificate to register for the draft and get a passport. no?
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:56 AM (kdS6q)


My parents got my passport when I was a kid, and I used the passport to get another passport, proof for jobs, etc...I doubt I've ever seen it. Don't know about the draft, because girl.


And, seriously? This sudden hate for evangelicals is coming across as pretty bigoted right now.
Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 11:55 AM (bZ7mE)


I think it's short sited. A winning candidate needs to appeal to both groups.

Posted by: Lea at February 02, 2016 12:00 PM (lIU4e)

229 My god. Hillary in New Hampshire. Are there no men there? No youth? No heterosexuals?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 12:00 PM (zOTsN)

230

Rush Reminder

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 12:00 PM (qCMvj)

231 Story at WZ about some youth groups demanding reparations. Typical stuff until this paragraph:


Last week a United Nations working group on racism against blacks
concluded its U.S. visit and offered preliminary recommendations, which
include urging Congress to study reparations as a way to confront a
racist past and policies that still hurt black people.


Who the h@#$ invited the UN to get involved with this? We need an international organization that has member states like Saudi Arabia tell *us* how to atone for slavery when they still have slavery in present-day society?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2016 12:00 PM (NOIQH)

232
Sure, the hot food trucks are selling $15 lobster rolls, but put one out there with generous bowls of beanie weinees for $8 and see who ends up with more cash at the end of the day.

I eat at "Loreena Bobbit's House O' Weenies!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:00 PM (BK3ZS)

233 And, seriously? This sudden hate for evangelicals is coming across as pretty bigoted right now.

Perhaps they'd get better press if they began sawing off random people's heads.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 02, 2016 12:00 PM (659DL)

234 Is the entire state of New Hampshire some refuge for dumpy school teachers?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 12:01 PM (zOTsN)

235
I was thinking he was too inexperienced - which is why it's hard for an "outsider," even if he claims he will hire the right people. This is failure theater, right here.


We'll see. If he keeps doing that kind of thing, or the people he taps continue to be hapless in the job, then that's a problem. If he does this once, comes in second, then does better next time... that's a good thing.

Getting 1 fewer delegates than the winner is not exactly a crushing defeat or failure.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 12:01 PM (39g3+)

236 hate?
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 11:59 AM (qCMvj)


I don't think it's hate, but there is sometimes an 'eww icky' attitude towards that wing. Not accusing anyone in particular.

And Cruz may have been laying it on too thick, idk. That's a different problem.

Posted by: Lea at February 02, 2016 12:01 PM (lIU4e)

237 From what has been said of Iowa, Trump did not have as good a ground force there as Cruz and Rubio did. Iowa is odd in that you sit in a room and listen to impassioned people hawking their favorite candidate and finally you write the candidates name on a piece of paper and drop it into what looks like a big laundry bag. Trump did not have as many "I love Trump and here's why" strolling minstrels in each precinct.
There were more than a few pundits familiar with Iowa who said this was going to be a problem for him, that they believed he miscalculated how important those individuals are, vs. him going into arenas to speak to a crowd a week ago.
Posted by: Jen the original at February 02, 2016 11:58 AM (TKQrK)


yeah, I know
I posted a few thing in previous threads.

He didn't visit all the districts like Cruz did.

Complained he couldn't get venues "big" enough.

He has a lot of excuses.

Basically, Cruz outsmarted and out-actioned him.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 12:02 PM (qCMvj)

238 >> urging Congress to study reparations as a way to confront a racist past and policies that still hurt black people.


Moar Reparationz!


Posted by: garrett at February 02, 2016 12:02 PM (bpyiA)

239 218 RDBREWER: about your sidebar article- there is NO way Zika virus could have been 'genetically engineered in Brazil' as the virus ORIGINATED in the Zika jungle in Africa, and mapped a trace across equatorial areas until it reached Central/South America.

The article has a ridiculous notion about it's origin...

Posted by: Mr Wolf at February 02, 2016 11:56 AM (rD+jq)



What article did you read? The sidebar piece does not say the Zika virus was genetically engineered. And it makes no mention of it original origins. Its talking about mosquitoes they genetically modified to stop the spread of other diseases and it may have had a side effect that they can more easily transmit Zika. That may of course be crap but you're interpretation of the article is as wrong as you claim the article to be.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 12:02 PM (zt+N6)

240 >> Wow... sudden hate? so now anyone who finds bringing
>> religion into politics in a blatantly pandering manner....
>> HATES Evangelicals???

Look, lip service to Christianity and sometimes more has a long history in this country, back to Revolutionary days and brought aggressively to the fore by just about every wartime President from 1812 through at least FDR.

Posted by: JEM at February 02, 2016 12:02 PM (o+SC1)

241 Zippy brings us a Finnish anti-rape video.

-
It's a lot more compassionate than de-exporting the rapefugees back to the Islamic bell hole rocks they slimed out from under.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 02, 2016 12:03 PM (Nwg0u)

242 I can't help but think if Beck would have endorsed Trump if some would still think him crazy. Maybe so. I'm always going to remember Beck as one of the very FEW popular voices yelling stop at obama and the unprincipled repubs in gov't early in the term of The Anointed One. Everybody says stupid shit, especially if your on tv and the radio.I'm not gonna trash somebody day in day out just because they are going against my guy though. This is all gonna look silly by election time.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 12:03 PM (UnJ7w)

243
Last week a United Nations working group on racism against blacks
concluded its U.S. visit and offered preliminary recommendations, which
include urging Congress to study reparations as a way to confront a
racist past and policies that still hurt black people.

Who the h@#$ invited the UN to get involved with this? We need an international organization that has member states like Saudi Arabia tell *us* how to atone for slavery when they still have slavery in present-day society?


The candidate who will yank us out of that cesspool and tell them to get their worthless asses out of here will score big points with many in this country.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:03 PM (BK3ZS)

244 229 My god. Hillary in New Hampshire. Are there no men there? No youth? No heterosexuals?
Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 12:00 PM (zOTsN)

If you have to ask, the answer is probably no.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 12:03 PM (voOPb)

245 Cruz is the best
second hope, but only Trump has faced down the globalists and
kingmakers. Cruz has only promised to delay his 400% increase in H-1B
plans, so look at his big money support for clues. "No bigger friend of
legal immigration than me" he said just a year ago.

Phyllis Schlafly thinks Trump is the Man.
http://tinyurl.com/znkw84cPosted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 10:55 AM (5Gpe2)

Donald Trump doesn't face down globalists and kingmakers.Trump eats dinner with them, attends their children's weddings, plays golf with them, flies with them on private jets to exotic and beautifulplaces where he and they sit around big tables and discuss big things. And you know whyTrump does these things with them? Because he's one of them.

You quote Cruz's 'no bigger friend' line re legal immigration as somehow damning. Is there something confusing about the word 'legal' in that line? Insofar as I know, no candidate--including Trump--has spoken out against legal immigration.

Phyllis Schaflythinks Trump is the Man? That's nice. Mrs. Shafly, who is 91 and looks like Pharoh Amenhotep, probably thinks that handsome young Alex Trebek on Jeopardy is the Man, too.

Posted by: troyriser at February 02, 2016 12:03 PM (UWlp+)

246 182 Fins are large sturdy people who like to drink. I would not mess with a Fin
Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 11:46 AM (zOTsN)


Yes. Finns are tough bastards, and no mistake. But that PSA video makes them look light in the loafers. How does such a strong people and strong country end up being run by pussies?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 12:04 PM (OWuDb)

247 I don't think it's hate, but there is sometimes an 'eww icky' attitude towards that wing. Not accusing anyone in particular.

And Cruz may have been laying it on too thick, idk. That's a different problem.
Posted by: Lea at February 02, 2016 12:01 PM (lIU4e)


I have no issues with evangelicals, but his "preachy" style did not seem appropriate when addressing the nation.

I'm Christian, and Cruz has always been my #1, but it doesn't mean I cannot feel awkward and uncomfortable with his "performance." If I say it, I get attacked. Ridiculous.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 12:04 PM (qCMvj)

248
Perhaps they'd get better press if they began sawing off random people's heads.


They would. The press is easily intimidated and manipulated as Trump has shown. You can scare them and get what you want.

Cruz strikes me as much more calculating, and he twists things a little every time.

Cruz is a lawyer, which makes him a little... sleazy at times. Its not on purpose, its just a hazard of the job. Parsing words and being very careful about phrasing, finding the loophole or way to win within the law but not necessarily within ethics is the lawyer way.

They don't all end up like that, but its something they all have to fight and struggle against to avoid becoming.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 12:04 PM (39g3+)

249 Thanks Fenelon, Krebs, torque

Posted by: Mega at February 02, 2016 12:04 PM (hHFOx)

250 Any of the Horde in IT and looking for work, you can come hang out in Augusta with me. Unisys just opened a new facility and is hiring 700 people. (I don't work for Unisys, just saw the article).


http://tinyurl.com/hq85skd

Posted by: Country Singer at February 02, 2016 12:04 PM (GUBah)

251 >>Is the entire state of New Hampshire some refuge for dumpy school teachers?

You're surprised this is Hillary's coalition? It's not going to be any different no matter what state she goes to.

She lost the yute vote to Comrade Bernie by about 60%.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 02, 2016 12:04 PM (/tuJf)

252 See..... this crap just pisses me off... Odin was NOT the God of War and Death... he was the All Father... Wise and all Seeing... he was the Chief of the Gods...
Typical leftist Propaganda technique... to state as FACT something not true, to change a group you don't agree with, into something Evil.


Actually, Don Q., he kind of was - he was the god of magic, the arbitrary nature of battle-luck, the beserk-gang, mystic blood-lust and rage. The Valkyries were originally savage spirits named things like "shrieker" - the "shield-maiden" type of Valkyrie was a later imposition.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 12:05 PM (bZ7mE)

253 Last week a United Nations working group on racism against blacks concluded its U.S. visit and offered preliminary recommendations, which include urging Congress to study reparations as a way to confront a racist past and policies that still hurt black people.


Paid in CSA dollars. Since that was the system their ancestors were held under.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:05 PM (jqZ8a)

254
234 Is the entire state of New Hampshire some refuge for dumpy school teachers?
Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 12:01 PM (zOTsN)


Cheese it, ladies! They're on to us!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:05 PM (BK3ZS)

255 So I was wondering, in light of Trump's devastating Iowa loss, if anyone's yet made the analogy to the NFL team that's 13 or 14 and 0 needing one regular season loss to keep them honest in the playoffs?

Or was it close enough we're having the same conversation we've been having the last month?

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:05 PM (ZbV+0)

256
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has added Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly to its guest list for Sundays post-Super Bowl show on CBS, the network announced on Monday.

The special episode of Colbert will air on CBS directly following the Super Bowl. Previously announced guests include Tina Fey, Margot Robbie and Will Ferrell.



Well, there's quite the collection of "hate conservatives" types.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 12:06 PM (kdS6q)

257 The candidate who will yank us out of that cesspool and tell them to get their worthless asses out of here will score big points with many in this country.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:03 PM (BK3ZS)


That's what Rudy told them when they "threatened" to leave New York. It's a real shame that we've never had a President or Congress with the good sense to remove us from that despicable, unnatural, dangerous joke of an organization. Only a total idiot would even try to defend the theoretical existence of the UN ... because even in theory it's a remarkably abominable idea.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 02, 2016 12:06 PM (zc3Db)

258 I have no issues with evangelicals, but his "preachy" style did not seem appropriate when addressing the nation.



Was he addressing the nation, or thanking the people of Iowa?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:07 PM (jqZ8a)

259 Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 11:51 AM (5Gpe2)

You, a Trump supporter, are accusing a candidate of wanting it both ways? I also like how you question the sincerity of Cruz's faith. Corinthians 2 should have told you better.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 02, 2016 12:07 PM (5FQVt)

260 If I say it, I get attacked. Ridiculous.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 12:04 PM (qCMvj)


Tempers seem to be a little high these days...

Posted by: Lea at February 02, 2016 12:07 PM (lIU4e)

261 hate?

Maybe too strong a word, admittedly. The problem with trying to keep up with the horde.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 12:07 PM (bZ7mE)

262 Anyone alive today who was a slave pre 1865 SHOULD get reparations. Anyone else -- nah.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 12:08 PM (iQIUe)

263 I can't help but think if Beck would have endorsed Trump if some would still think him crazy. Maybe so.
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Yes, but it would be a different 'some'

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:08 PM (ZbV+0)

264 Rich lowery on fox big pumpin for Rubio

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 12:08 PM (zOTsN)

265 Holy shit. I can't listen to that shrieking harpie any longer.

She must never become president.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 02, 2016 12:08 PM (/tuJf)

266 253 Last week a United Nations working group on racism against blacks concluded its U.S. visit and offered preliminary recommendations, which include urging Congress to study reparations as a way to confront a racist past and policies that still hurt black people.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:05 PM (jqZ8a)




Great idea. We'll repurpose all the money we send to the UN, and give to the bruthas instead. Thanks for the idea, UN!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 02, 2016 12:08 PM (oKE6c)

267 Cruz strikes me as much more calculating, and he twists things a little every time.

Cruz is a lawyer, which makes him a little... sleazy at times. Its not on purpose, its just a hazard of the job. Parsing words and being very careful about phrasing, finding the loophole or way to win within the law but not necessarily within ethics is the lawyer way.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 12:04 PM (39g3+)


Agreed. I suspect he drops the Preach act as he moves to states where he didn't need their vote. He'll be more subtle, even though his faith will still be there.

He's like a chameleon. I think he'll change into whatever the environment is, BUT, stay true to his cause. He's consistent.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 12:08 PM (qCMvj)

268 urging Congress to study reparations as a way to confront a racist past and policies that still hurt black people.

Shovel money to a designated group. We don't give a shit where it comes from, or to whom it goes. This is what we do. Other than rape tourism.

Posted by: UN at February 02, 2016 12:08 PM (326rv)

269

Rush on

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 12:08 PM (qCMvj)

270
Phyllis Schaflythinks Trump is the Man? That's nice. Mrs. Shafly, who is 91 and looks like Pharoh Amenhotep, probably thinks that handsome young Alex Trebek on Jeopardy is the Man, too.
Posted by: troyriser at February 02, 2016 12:03 PM (UWlp+)

Whoa!! Way to drop the hammer there. See this is why I don't always reply to something when I want to. There is always some other Moron that can say it better and more articulate than me. Bravo sir!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 12:09 PM (UnJ7w)

271 "Cruz invoking the name of Jesus too often is not good if you are an "older conservative."
Trump supporting enthanol subsidies and ..." Donna and V

Praying in private .. fine. Using public displays of affection, a little too loudly, for obvious political tactical gain ... that is what rings untrue to "older conservatives" and Christians, I believe. But is a collection of things about Cruz, not just that.

Trump is the bull that won't be talked down (we can only hope) on borders and trade. That is fulcrum on which many see the Republic pivoting. Cruz is squishy, and his donors will demand their H-1Bs, and on TPP Cruz was also a squish.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 12:09 PM (5Gpe2)

272
255 So I was wondering, in light of Trump's devastating Iowa loss, if anyone's yet made the analogy to the NFL team that's 13 or 14 and 0 needing one regular season loss to keep them honest in the playoffs?

Or was it close enough we're having the same conversation we've been having the last month?


Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:05 PM (ZbV+0)


It was the Iowa straw poll... gave out no delegates.

Its only a big deal because the media said it was...

In a football analogy? It was a Pre Season Game.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 12:09 PM (f7rv6)

273 256
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has added Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly to its guest list for Sundays post-Super Bowl show on CBS, the network announced on Monday.

The special episode of Colbert will air on CBS directly following the Super Bowl. Previously announced guests include Tina Fey, Margot Robbie and Will Ferrell.



Well, there's quite the collection of "hate conservatives" types.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 12:06 PM (kdS6q)



They're running Colbert after the Super Bowl? Wow they are desperate to get him ratings. I hope the post game goes long so there is an even bigger drop off.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 12:09 PM (zt+N6)

274 Who the h@#$ invited the UN to get involved with this? We need an
international organization that has member states like Saudi Arabia tell
*us* how to atone for slavery when they still have slavery in
present-day society?



The candidate who will yank us out of that cesspool and tell them to
get their worthless asses out of here will score big points with many
in this country.
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Potential best use of eminent domain ever.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:09 PM (ZbV+0)

275 hate?

Maybe too strong a word, admittedly. The problem with trying to keep up with the horde.
Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 12:07 PM (bZ7mE)


Yeah, it's too strong. I just want him to win. So he has to be cautious.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 12:09 PM (qCMvj)

276 Since it was europeans who ran the slave trade, maybe the UN should order them to not only make reparations to slaves but to the US in that slavery caused more harm to this country.

PAY UP, FCKERS!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 12:10 PM (iQIUe)

277
urging Congress to study reparations as a way to confront a racist past and policies that still hurt black people.

They've got Detroit; that should be more than enough.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:10 PM (BK3ZS)

278 anyone else found the sniper yet?

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 02, 2016 12:10 PM (gdEom)

279 I can't help but think if Beck would have endorsed Trump if some would still think him crazy.
Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 12:03 PM (UnJ7w)

Well, I've listened to Beck enough now that I do think he is crazy. Regardless of who he endorses. It's rather sad, because I was enthusiastic about having another voice out there, another news source that would shed light on the left. And in some ways, his organization does still do that. But it is being drowned out by his Trump Derangement syndrome, and his communist in every bush paranoia.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 02, 2016 12:10 PM (TKQrK)

280 229 My god. Hillary in New Hampshire. Are there no men there? No youth? No heterosexuals?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 12:00 PM (zOTsN)




My gym has HGTV on all the time. Makes me wonder if there are any heterosexuals in Canada, it does.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 02, 2016 12:11 PM (oKE6c)

281 I support slavery reparations eligibility and distribution in the same manner in which I support them for those interred Japanese US citizens during the war.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 02, 2016 12:11 PM (ptqRm)

282 In a football analogy? It was a Pre Season Game.
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 12:09 PM (f7rv6)

No, that was the last six months before a single vote was cast. This is the regular season and your team is sitting at 0-1 after going undefeated in the preseason.

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

283 Country Singer and illTemperedCur, thanks for the heads up. Some nice knives there, I will be scraping together my pennies.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 12:12 PM (RD7QR)

284 276 Since it was europeans who ran the slave trade, maybe the UN should order them to not only make reparations to slaves but to the US in that slavery caused more harm to this country.
PAY UP, FCKERS!
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 12:10 PM (iQIUe)




And the African tribes, who profited handsomely from it, should pony up too.


As should ALL of Europe. Even Sweden had at least one slave ship, according to Hugh Thomas's The Slave Trade.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 02, 2016 12:13 PM (oKE6c)

285 No.... not OK.... dumb and as I've stated before... I believe the policy of changing Food into Fuel is not just dumb, its EVIL...We know Trump panders... the point is that so does everyone else...


Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 11:56 AM (f7rv6)

In this case "everyone" else didn't.

Posted by: gapoz at February 02, 2016 12:13 PM (thyJJ)

286
Rich lowery on fox big pumpin for Rubio
Posted by: ThunderB



Really? How odd. Especially after their "J'accuse" against Trump for not being "conservative".

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 12:13 PM (kdS6q)

287 For several cycles the winner of Iowa went on to do nothing. Still a lot of football left

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 12:14 PM (zOTsN)

288 "Mrs. Shafly, who is 91"
way to drop the hammer ...

Well you can listen to her or read what was at the link, then decide if she is wise or senile, instead of slamming her looks as your evidence. She has nothing to lose by speaking "truth to power" at her age.

A lot of veteran conservatives that were kicked from National Review feel the same, while recognizing Trump's history and his issues.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 12:14 PM (5Gpe2)

289 "Cruz invoking the name of Jesus too often is not good if you are an "older conservative."

Trump supporting enthanol subsidies and ..." Donna and V

Praying
in private .. fine. Using public displays of affection, a little too
loudly, for obvious political tactical gain ... that is what rings
untrue to "older conservatives" and Christians, I believe. But is a
collection of things about Cruz, not just that.

Trump is the
bull that won't be talked down (we can only hope) on borders and trade.
That is fulcrum on which many see the Republic pivoting. Cruz is
squishy, and his donors will demand their H-1Bs, and on TPP Cruz was
also a squish.


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 12:09 PM (5Gpe2)

You and others probably ought to get over your issues with Christianity since it is likely the ONLY force standing between you and a dhimmihood.
As I said a few weeks ago, when even Richard Dawkins recognizes that Christianity being pushed out of the public square by Godless heathens (editorial license taken) is leaving a void that is being filled by Islam, you know it is time for some of that old time religion in a very public way.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 02, 2016 12:14 PM (OrI3J)

290 My god. Hillary in New Hampshire. Are there no men there? No youth? No heterosexuals?
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*imagines a parking lot full of Subarus, all with COEXIST stickers*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 12:14 PM (oFSUK)

291 In a football analogy? It was a Pre Season Game.
--
Heh. Was it at least game three?

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:14 PM (ZbV+0)

292 Since it was europeans who ran the slave trade, maybe the UN should order them to not only make reparations to slaves but to the US in that slavery caused more harm to this country.

PAY UP, FCKERS!
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 12:10 PM (iQIUe)

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True fact. The VERY first slaveholder in would become the US was in fact black himself.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 12:14 PM (8XRCm)

293 We should sink the UN and turn into a Sea Lab.

Posted by: garrett at February 02, 2016 12:14 PM (bpyiA)

294 I'd like the UN to focus on present-day slavery, but that might be a little to introspective considering how many incidents there have been of blue-helmet types abusing and pimping out the locals while on a UN mission.
That, and all of the member states that still allow slavery.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2016 12:15 PM (NOIQH)

295 Reparations for slavery? OK. But we need to do a FULL accounting. We charge for all the programs for blacks, all the problems they cause, all the crime, all the gangs, all the welfare, all the destruction of inner cities, all the room and board in prisons, the lot.


All in, I figure we owe them maybe $5.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 02, 2016 12:15 PM (oKE6c)

296 troyriser #245

I went to grad school w/ Phyllis. (She came back to finish a degree when she was in her 50s.)

Nice lady. Very affluent suburbany. She always wore salmon-colored suits & looked mahvalous!

Posted by: mnw (fair and ballast) at February 02, 2016 12:15 PM (/krQw)

297 Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 12:09 PM (5Gpe2)

My preference is Cruz, I'm willing to vote for Trump too since Carson is unlikely to get much farther, but I *am* curious as to who is funding him. I'd feel a lot more secure if I knew who would be expecting favors, and what sort, after a win.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 12:15 PM (GDulk)

298 Rich lowery desperately clinging to the "Dole like Trump" to make Trump establishment and Rubio conservative

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 12:15 PM (zOTsN)

299 *imagines a parking lot full of Subarus, all with COEXIST stickers*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 12:14 PM (oFSUK)


Target rich environment...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:15 PM (BK3ZS)

300
anyone else found the sniper yet?----redc1c4

Yes, but he said he'd shoot me if I told anyone.

Posted by: Tilikum Cruel Assault Whale at February 02, 2016 12:16 PM (uhftQ)

301 I'm a Cruz guy (you all know that, I know), and I'm mostly happy this morning, but I'm going to sound off here.

I fired up my Twitter feed this morning and got swamped with everyone's pet tinfoil theories. Rubio's inflated numbers are the result of his cozy relationship with Microsoft! Cruz dirty-tricked Carson with a sneaky memo about a hiatus! Cruz' friendliness with those evil evangelicals is toxic in the national campaign -- too preachy!

This is not a celebrity death match. The finger-pointing and accusations do nothing more than piss me off. We seem to be our own worst enemy.

We are not the enemy. Hillary and Sanders, statism and big government, cronyism, illegal immigration, ISIS, looting America's economy -- THOSE are the enemies.

I never thought I'd say that Donald Trump's concession speech last night was the most collegial, unifying thing I'd hear coming out of Iowa, but I'll give the man credit. I expected him to tell everyone to go to hell while he went third party.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 02, 2016 12:17 PM (iIzG7)

302 Since it was europeans who ran the slave trade, maybe the UN should order them to not only make reparations to slaves but to the US in that slavery caused more harm to this country.



Want to kill the talk of reparations?

Remind everyone that the muzzies started and ran the slave trade and if they want money, to get it from them.


*crickets

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:17 PM (jqZ8a)

303
All in, I figure we owe them maybe $5.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 02, 2016 12:15 PM (oKE6c)


* checks pockets *

I've got two pennies and a week-old after dinner peppermint -- they're yours

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:17 PM (BK3ZS)

304 Yeah, it's too strong. I just want him to win. So he has to be cautious.

OK.

I don't myself, particularly like some of the ways some evangelical-types express themselves, but I get really irritated with the notion that religion is something that has to be, or even can be, a "private matter." I usually take it as an indication that the person positing said belief has no real idea what religion is, what role it plays in society, or, for that matter, where their own beliefs come from. Declaring that de facto agnosticism is the proper way to approach public life is itself an expression of religious belief, though those who advocate it never seem to grasp that.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 12:17 PM (bZ7mE)

305 Remind everyone that the muzzies started and ran the slave trade and if they want money, to get it from them.


----

Maybe they can take it out of their current slave trade revenue stream.


**spit**

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 12:17 PM (8XRCm)

306 No, that was the last six months before a single vote was cast. This is
the regular season and your team is sitting at 0-1 after going
undefeated in the preseason.
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Meh, fine. NASCAR's probably the better analogy for the primary since everybody's in each competition.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:18 PM (ZbV+0)

307 Posted by: redbanzai at February 02, 2016 12:14 PM (OrI3J)

Against Islam? Invoke the Constitution.

Make it a clash of civilization, NOT Religion...

Make it Freedom vs. Submission... and you will have many more allies in the fight.

Instead of Alienating natural allies.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 12:18 PM (f7rv6)

308 >>Remind everyone that the muzzies started and ran the slave trade and if they want money, to get it from them.

Heck, just put a tax on their present-day slavery business. Or are we still pretending that doesn't exist?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2016 12:18 PM (NOIQH)

309
Remind everyone that the muzzies started and ran the slave trade and if they want money, to get it from them.

And that is the sum total of all muzzles' "contributions to the rich tapestry of this country, even from its earliest years".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:19 PM (BK3ZS)

310 >>All in, I figure we owe them maybe $5.


Probably not after you factor in the Pigford settlement, which was essentially reparations.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2016 12:19 PM (NOIQH)

311 How does such a strong people and strong country end up being run by pussies?
Posted by: OregonMuse
------------------

*points at Barack Obama *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 12:19 PM (oFSUK)

312
291 In a football analogy? It was a Pre Season Game.
--
Heh. Was it at least game three?


Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:14 PM (ZbV+0)


Game 4.... preseason ends with the next primary, where delegates WILL be proportioned.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 12:20 PM (f7rv6)

313 I hate you right back.

Posted by: Conservative Base at February 02, 2016 12:20 PM (zOTsN)

314 Against Islam? Invoke the Constitution.

Make it a clash of civilization, NOT Religion...

Make it Freedom vs. Submission... and you will have many more allies in the fight.

Instead of Alienating natural allies.
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 12:18 PM (f7rv6)

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Stil tilting at windmills...... and straw men.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 12:20 PM (8XRCm)

315 We hate you, your family, and everything that you embrace.

Posted by: The Republican Party at February 02, 2016 12:18 PM (XzRw1)

I guess the DOPe is the political equivalent of H & K. "We hate you, and you suck! Buy our stuff."

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 12:20 PM (GDulk)

316 A lot of veteran conservatives that were kicked from National Review feel the same, while recognizing Trump's history and his issues.
Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 12:14 PM (5Gpe2)

A lot of those 'veteran conservatives...kicked from the National Review', such as Joseph Sobran, were fucking rabid antisemites and/or John Bircher conspiracy theorists and Bill Buckley was right to kick their ass to the curb. Turns out Coulter is headed in that direction, as well--or maybe she's just going batshit crazy. Or both. Who can say?

Endorsements from the likes of Palin, Huckabee, and Coulter do not magically make Trump conservative. And it should be noted the three people I just mentioned are those who once had serious clout in the GOP. Now they're becoming more fringe by the day. Pretty soon they'll be hanging out on the speaker circuit with Pat Buchanan, discussing the, er, Jewish Problem in depth.

Posted by: troyriser at February 02, 2016 12:20 PM (UWlp+)

317 I would LOVE to see a boatload of BLM supporters go to the Levant area and demand reparations.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 12:21 PM (UnJ7w)

318 Dr. Screwloose hasn't cut one (a tweet) in 18 hours... and counting!

Kind of like pulling the wires out of a squawk box, ain't it?

Posted by: mnw (fair and ballast) at February 02, 2016 12:21 PM (/krQw)

319 How does such a strong people and strong country end up being run by pussies?


By being lied to and by having the language twisted by psychopathic control freaks who will do anything they can to control people.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 02, 2016 12:21 PM (LUgeY)

320 311 How does such a strong people and strong country end up being run by pussies?
Posted by: OregonMuse
------------------
*points at Barack Obama *
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 12:19 PM (oFSUK)


Well, sure. But that's because America is full of idiots. I'd hate to think that is also true of Finland.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 12:21 PM (OWuDb)

321 We are not the enemy. Hillary and Sanders, statism and big government,
cronyism, illegal immigration, ISIS, looting America's economy -- THOSE
are the enemies.
---
So ... Rubio and his pro-establiushment supporters?

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:21 PM (ZbV+0)

322 >>Probably not after you factor in the Pigford settlement, which was essentially reparations.


ObamaCare.
Affirmative Action.

Also, Reparations.

Posted by: garrett at February 02, 2016 12:22 PM (bpyiA)

323 What I found creepy last night was all the MFM gushing that Rubio's third place finish was a surprise victory for him. He was always polling 3rd, did he even gain many points? Its clear that the media wants Rubio. I don't think he is a bad sort, but he is way too wishy washy for the tough years ahead and gang of 8 is absolute DQer for me.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 02, 2016 12:22 PM (chkUd)

324 Against Islam? Invoke the Constitution.



Make it a clash of civilization, NOT Religion...



Make it Freedom vs. Submission... and you will have many more allies in the fight.



Instead of Alienating natural allies.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 12:18 PM (f7rv6)

That Constitution is based on the premise that our rights are ours because they are given by God (and are, therefore inalienable by the state). Without God you have only the indulgences that the state allows you. Look to Europe to see how that is going.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 02, 2016 12:22 PM (OrI3J)

325 We hate you, your family, and everything that you embrace.

Posted by: The Republican Party


See you next Tuesday, then?

Posted by: The Whigs at February 02, 2016 12:22 PM (9krrF)

326 John Bolton on the UN: "The Secretariat building in New York has 38 stories. If you lost 10 stories today, it wouldn't make a bit of difference."

"The United States makes the UN work when it wants it to work. And that is exactly the way it should be, because the only question for the United States is what's in our national interests."

I miss the Standoff Stache.

Posted by: Mainah at February 02, 2016 12:22 PM (659DL)

327 @301 Posted by: Qoheleth at February 02, 2016 12:17 PM (iIzG7)

Celebrity death match: what a perfect idea for the next reality show.
In all seriousness, I do agree with you. Twitter trolls are ridiculous and I really do wish candidates in the primaries fire away at the Libs and not each other as much as they do.

Posted by: IC at February 02, 2016 12:23 PM (a0IVu)

328 Barack Obama's Impeachment Free Presidency.

Also.

Reparations.

Posted by: garrett at February 02, 2016 12:23 PM (bpyiA)

329 Phyllis Schaflythinks Trump is the Man? That's nice. Mrs. Shafly, who is 91 and looks like Pharoh Amenhotep, probably thinks that handsome young Alex Trebek on Jeopardy is the Man, too.
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Whoa!! Way to drop the hammer there. See this is why I don't always reply to something when I want to. There is always some other Moron that can say it better and more articulate than me. Bravo sir!


Yeah, bring on the intergenerational warfare.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 02, 2016 12:23 PM (FkBIv)

330 "*points at Barack Obama *

I'm pointing at the 52% of what used to be America, who made Obama possible. Were it not for half of the voters favoring his way of thinking, there would be no President Obama; he'd still be in urban Chicago, trying to organize the ghetto.

Obama's the symptom. His voters and supporters are the cause.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 02, 2016 12:23 PM (iIzG7)

331 Against Islam? Invoke the Constitution.



Make it a clash of civilization, NOT Religion...
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But the Constitution only has value because it recognizes rights we are assigned by God who we know through our religion.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:24 PM (ZbV+0)

332 " policy of changing Food into Fuel is not just dumb, its EVIL"

what about growing cotton? Is that evil?
what about growing grass in your lawn instead of fruits and vegies? EVIL?

There is a surplus of food grown, we pay farmers to NOT grow anything on a lot of acres. Producing seems better. Phasing out ethanol is OK, as it may become fully competitive over time anyway. It is just one element of securing our food base. And it is one of the rare areas where we have a huge positive trade balance. They squeeze us on oil/electronics, we should squeeze them on food. But we really don't, because we don't want to be evil I guess.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 12:24 PM (5Gpe2)

333 I fully support reparation payments to slave descendants.

The Democrat Party can pay in money.

Everyone else's predecessors already paid in blood.

Posted by: MTF at February 02, 2016 12:24 PM (TxJGV)

334 I'm starting to like this beanie weinee truck idea...

Three or four base bean flavors - Boston, Southwest, Barbeque, something..

Three or four sausage choices - hot dogs, kielbasa, charizo, Italian.

Toss in some toppings like sliced green onion and shredded cheese.

Food cost would be in the 18-20% range.

Quick service, everything is ready to assemble.

Larger portions for more perceived value.

Need some slick insulated bowl and a catchy name.

Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 12:25 PM (Zs4uk)

335 >> "The United States makes the UN work when it wants it to
>> work. And that is exactly the way it should be, because the
>> only question for the United States is what's in our national
>> interests."

Oh my God, such reason and clarity cannot be permitted in the public discourse.

Posted by: JEM at February 02, 2016 12:25 PM (o+SC1)

336 "... John Bircher conspiracy theorists and Bill Buckley was right to kick
their ass to the curb."

Alger Hiss, a Soviet agent of influence?

Stuff and nonsense! Utter tripe! Get these dangerous nutbags out of here pronto! They'll ruin our good reputation!

Posted by: T. Coddington Van Voorhees the VIIth at February 02, 2016 12:25 PM (noWW6)

337 Against Islam? Invoke the Constitution.
Make it a clash of civilization, NOT Religion...
Make it Freedom vs. Submission... and you will have many more allies in the fight.
Instead of Alienating natural allies.
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 12:18 PM (f7rv6)

Truth. There is no reason not to take this fight mainstream and no reason it can't be a 95% winner.

Backing republicans has seemed for years like betting on a boxer, a 10 to 1 favorite who you *know* is the better puncher, and then watching him get into the rings with his arms asleep. There's no excuse for not making plain what ISIS is and why it has to be fought. Or government control of healthcare and student loans, or federal funding for Planned Parenthood, or complete lack of immigration law enforcement, or any other plank of the democrat platform.

UGH

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 12:25 PM (xuouz)

338
Need some slick insulated bowl and a catchy name.
Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 12:25 PM (Zs4uk)


You left out the $15/hr "living wage"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:26 PM (BK3ZS)

339
and a catchy name.
Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 12:25 PM (Zs4uk)


Bowl O' Dicks

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:27 PM (BK3ZS)

340 Buzzion: From Wiki (yes, not authoritative but at least representative):
"The virus was first isolated in April 1947 from a rhesus macaque monkey that had been placed in a cage in the Zika Forest of Uganda, near Lake Victoria, by the scientists of the Yellow Fever Research Institute. A second isolation from the mosquito A. africanus followed at the same site in January 1948.[16][17] When the monkey developed a fever, researchers isolated from its serum a transmissible agent that was first described as Zika virus in 1952. In 1968, it was isolated for the first time from humans in Nigeria.[18] From 1951 through 1981, evidence of human infection was reported from other African countries such as the Central African Republic, Egypt, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda, as well as in parts of Asia including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.[18]"

"There are two lineages of Zika virus, the African lineage and the Asian lineage.[19] Phylogenetic studies indicate that the virus spreading in the Americas is most closely related to the Asian strain, which circulated in French Polynesia during the 2013 outbreak.[20][19] Complete genome sequences of Zika viruses have been published.[21] Recent preliminary findings from sequences in the public domain uncovered a possible change in nonstructural protein 1 codon usage that may increase the viral replication rate in humans.[22]"

I may have pulled an article from here on Ace last week that listed a link showing the spread across from Africa thru Asia and the Pacific to CA, and CNN has a report on it as well today. It is entirely possible the outbreak is worsened by genetically modded skeeters, hence why the outbreak to our south is worse, apparently, than in Asia.
The original article I saw mentioned that Asia may not be as well known because not nearly as many people were tested there compared to CA....

Posted by: Mr Wolf at February 02, 2016 12:27 PM (rD+jq)

341 "So ... Rubio and his pro-establiushment supporters?"

I know what you're saying, Methos, and I agree. But the Third Reich was the enemy; Vichy was the surrender, the compromise. We didn't go into the War to defeat the French.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 02, 2016 12:27 PM (iIzG7)

342 "The United States makes the UN work when it wants it to work. And that is exactly the way it should be, because the only question for the United States is what's in our national interests."

Now that's just crazy talk.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 12:28 PM (OWuDb)

343 339
and a catchy name.
Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 12:25 PM (Zs4uk)

Bowl O' Dicks
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:27 PM (BK3ZS)

Buster's Bowel Bowls

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 12:28 PM (RD7QR)

344 Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 12:25 PM (Zs4uk)

Bowl O' Dicks
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:27 PM (BK3ZS)

Buster's Bowel Bowls
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 12:28 PM (RD7QR)

-----

Bean Your Weiner

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 12:29 PM (8XRCm)

345 You left out the $15/hr "living wage"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:26 PM (BK3ZS)

With this product, assembly is so easy you could run the truck with two people. $30/hr operating cost would be cheap.

Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 12:29 PM (Zs4uk)

346 Posted by: redbanzai at February 02, 2016 12:22 PM (OrI3J)

Yet because the Founders were wise Men, Christianity is not IN the Constitution.

Because they knew... as I know from reading History, that the interpretation of what a religion is changes over time...

Hell.... Christianity was once used by the Kings of Europe to perpetuate their own Divine Rule... and used by both the Pro slavery, and Abolitionist sides of the Civil War.

So excuse me if I don't trust YOUR interpretation of YOUR religion, and would rather put my trust in more secular documents.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 02, 2016 12:29 PM (f7rv6)

347 "... and a catchy name.
"


Four Fingers of Death.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 02, 2016 12:30 PM (iIzG7)

348 335 I'm starting to like this beanie weinee truck idea...




Had an idea for one. Just no money.
Waffle cone, fill with mashed potatoes, beef stew, shredded cheese on top with a cherry tomato, like a sundae.
Asian flavor: rice, teriyaki beef, veggies

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:30 PM (jqZ8a)

349 I know what you're saying, Methos, and I agree. But the Third Reich was
the enemy; Vichy was the surrender, the compromise. We didn't go into
the War to defeat the French.
---
It wasn't the purpose of entering WW2, but we did have to fight them, and as I recall, at least their navy put up more of a fight against us than against the Germans.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:30 PM (ZbV+0)

350 God help me but Dick Morris had a good point about the Rubio "surge." It can be entirely attributed to Rupert Murdoch's desire that he be the nominee and the massively biased coverage in favor of him on Fox. They declared he won the last debate, that Ted Cruz was stumbling at the worst time, etc., etc.
I hope that Kasich, Bush and Christie cannibalize some of his natural support in New Hampshire and he ends up no better than 3rd.

Posted by: Naes at February 02, 2016 12:30 PM (Ypc8j)

351 344 Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 12:25 PM (Zs4uk)

Bowl O' Dicks
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 12:27 PM (BK3ZS)

Buster's Bowel Bowls
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 12:28 PM (RD7QR)

-----

Bean Your Weiner

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 12:29 PM (8XRCm)

Blood 'n Boners

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 12:30 PM (RD7QR)

352 I'm pointing at the 52% of what used to be America, who made Obama possible. Were it not for half of the voters favoring his way of thinking, there would be no President Obama; he'd still be in urban Chicago, trying to organize the ghetto.

Obama's the symptom. His voters and supporters are the cause.


I rather doubt TFP would've been elected had he been even rudimentally vetted by the media. When I saw his statement "Under my plan, everybody's energy bills will necessarily skyrocket," I figured he was toast. When I never saw that very telling quote on the telly or discussed by the MFM at all, I knew #WASTF.

Our form of government depends quite heavily upon us being accurately and truthfully informed. That hasn't happened in a long time, which 'splains why we're in the crappy situation we're in. IMHO, if we had a responsible press, TFP would've been laughed out of orifice a long time ago, if he'd even managed to get elected at all.

We're being lied to, and the government we have today proves it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 02, 2016 12:30 PM (LUgeY)

353 probably thinks that handsome young Alex Trebek on Jeopardy is the Man, too.
Posted by: troyriser at February 02, 2016 12:03 PM (UWlp+)

You mean, he's not?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 12:31 PM (voOPb)

354
What I found creepy last night was all the MFM gushing that Rubio's third place finish was a surprise victory for him. He was always polling 3rd, did he even gain many points?
Posted by: PaleRider



Eyeballing the RCP polling averages and the actual results, Dondi did about +6 points better than the Iowa poll average predicted. So, call it a solid outperformed expectations -- for whatever amount of importance you care to put on that metric..

BTW - Cruz was about +4 and Trump about -4 by the same measure.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 12:31 PM (kdS6q)

355 Well, sure. But that's because America is full of idiots. I'd hate to think that is also true of Finland.
Posted by: OregonMuse
--------------------

Well, it's only a theory, but I think extended heat soaks in saunas, excessive Vodka consumption, and daylight deprivation may all be contributing factors.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 12:31 PM (oFSUK)

356 Alger Hiss, a Soviet agent of influence?
Stuff and nonsense! Utter tripe! Get these dangerous nutbags out of here pronto! They'll ruin our good reputation!
Posted by: T. Coddington Van Voorhees the VIIth at February 02, 2016 12:25 PM (noWW6)


To be fair to Buckley, at that time the Birchers were claiming that Dwight Eisenhower was "self-consciously" an agent of the Communist Party.

I mean, come on.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 12:31 PM (OWuDb)

357 This is not a celebrity death match. The finger-pointing and accusations do nothing more than piss me off. We seem to be our own worst enemy.

We are not the enemy. Hillary and Sanders, statism and big government, cronyism, illegal immigration, ISIS, looting America's economy -- THOSE are the enemies.


Yeah I get a big (not little) tired of this being the constant drumbeat. Lets stay focused on the real problems, the real targets, not each other.

How does such a strong people and strong country end up being run by pussies?

Maybe they aren't so strong any more. Governments of democracies almost always reflect their culture - I can't think of a single instance where this was not true. A country with weak leadership has a weak culture which put them there.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 12:32 PM (39g3+)

358 Obama's the symptom. His voters and supporters are the cause.
Posted by: Qoheleth at February 02, 2016 12:23 PM (iIzG7)

But they don't understand what's really going on. Probably 20% of them, tops, actually know what they're doing. It sure isn't half. But that 20% is in media, entertainment, government, and most importantly education. Existing as they do to use those institutions to twist the truth, they need government funds, because they're in the business of destroying that which is good. So ending government subsidies and penalties of those institutions is the simplest and most complete solution.

We all know this.

The point is we need a communicator with the skill to succinctly explain our situation while also presenting the solution as something which will work, focusing on the positive outcomes on the other side and not the details of the amputations to the federal government.

And that person also needs to have the will and the means to carry those amputations out in the face of the death throes of a 250 trillion dollar beast.

Who ya got, morons?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 12:32 PM (xuouz)

359 Need some slick insulated bowl and a catchy name.

Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 12:25 PM (Zs4uk)



Maybe you can use Warren from "There's Something About Mary" in advertising spots:

https://youtu.be/Gu3cgYJc_Fs

Posted by: Country Singer at February 02, 2016 12:33 PM (GUBah)

360 Who ya got, morons?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 12:32 PM (xuouz)

The knowledge that *I* am not that person. Not very helpful, unfortunately.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 12:33 PM (GDulk)

361 The problem with Finland is that, it's full of Finns.

Posted by: Longshanks at February 02, 2016 12:33 PM (8ZskC)

362 Doesn't Mark Steyn live in NH? I would love to get his take on HRC's devotees

Posted by: Cheri at February 02, 2016 12:33 PM (oiNtH)

363 Had an idea for one. Just no money.
Waffle cone, fill with mashed potatoes, beef stew, shredded cheese on top with a cherry tomato, like a sundae.
Asian flavor: rice, teriyaki beef, veggies

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:30 PM (jqZ8a)


Nice visual draw. I would have to eat a few to see how practical the waffle cone is for keeping beef stew off your clothes.

Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 12:34 PM (Zs4uk)

364 I hope that Kasich, Bush and Christie cannibalize some of his natural
support in New Hampshire and he ends up no better than 3rd.
---
I think the optimal outcome in NH is Trump, Cruz, Kasich (which is where RCP is now, though Bush and Rubio are right behind. Hmm. Now that I think about it Bush in third might be optimal)

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:34 PM (ZbV+0)

365 I get that, Methos. I just hate the morning-after recriminations. And it stuns me that Trump himself was the most graceful, positive speaker I heard (after my own candidate, I mean, who I'll admit was a little long-winded).

The Democrats chose between an avowed Socialist and an FBI "person of interest." No, scratch that -- six improbable coin tosses made that choice. We're straining at gnats in the GOP, while two diseased camels are running amok in the other party.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 02, 2016 12:34 PM (iIzG7)

366 The knowledge that *I* am not that person. Not very helpful, unfortunately.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 12:33 PM (GDulk)

I wish the ring had never come to me, I wish none of this had happened."

"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you."

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)

367 Well, it's only a theory, but I think extended heat soaks in saunas, excessive Vodka consumption, and daylight deprivation may all be contributing factors.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 12:31 PM (oFSUK)


Well, they've been involved in those things for centuries before this, and it didn't seem to hurt them any. So why now?

Answer: because now the poisonous kudzu of progressivism has taken root even in that country and is turning it to shit.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 12:35 PM (OWuDb)

368 Here's a fun fact that has nothing to do with politics. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the author of Don Quixote, was captured and held as a slave by the Barbary Pirates for years until his parents paid his ransom.

Carry on.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 02, 2016 12:35 PM (/tuJf)

369 Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:30 PM (jqZ8a)

You could use a savory crepe "bowl" instead of cone. That way you could put it in some sort of container to prevent spills. Sounds pretty tasty though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 12:35 PM (GDulk)

370 The heat from the fillings may cause the waffle cone to waffle.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 12:36 PM (iQIUe)

371 They weren't loaded, it was simply a "coin"cidence.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 02, 2016 12:36 PM (bwQHR)

372 "we need a communicator with the skill to succinctly explain our situation"

Jaysus says he can get me out of this but he thinks you're fooked.

Posted by: Just The Punchline at February 02, 2016 12:36 PM (noWW6)

373
*!*

Million dollar idea!
Wrap a hot dog in a waffle. Bingo!
The "Breakfast Weenie".
They will sell like hotcakes!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 12:37 PM (oFSUK)

374

Insty nailed it (Satellite Thread Winner)

Also: Sanders Campaign Says It Was Informed By Iowa Dem. Party That Results From 90 Precincts Are Missing. Were they wiped, like with a cloth?

instapundit

Oh, please, every GOP candidate, make the link between the "missing" emails with the "missing" votes.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 12:37 PM (qCMvj)

375 I'm going to be the bright, shining source of good news this morning!

Huckabee's out.

(So much for my call for internecine collegiality, huh?)

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 02, 2016 12:38 PM (iIzG7)

376 Now that I think about it Bush in third might be optimal.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:34 PM (ZbV+0)

No!! Bush must always be out of the running. Otherwise he'll just show up *next* time, hoping that *this* will be the time it's his turn.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 12:38 PM (GDulk)

377 353 probably thinks that handsome young Alex Trebek on Jeopardy is the Man, too.
Posted by: troyriser at February 02, 2016 12:03 PM (UWlp+)
You mean, he's not?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 12:31 PM (voOPb)

I just image searched "Alex Trebek" looking for a shot of him looking suave and like The Man to post, and I may have just discovered that he's a gay icon.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 12:39 PM (xuouz)

378 The lower Rubio finishes in NH the better, the higher that Jeb finishes the better. Let Jebs ego split the establishment vote

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 12:39 PM (zOTsN)

379 Poor Bernie now gets to find out how Rachel Corrie felt.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 12:39 PM (8ZskC)

380 Nice visual draw. I would have to eat a few to see how practical the waffle cone is for keeping beef stew off your clothes.



The beef stew could be much less "wet" than a traditional bowl of stew. The gravy could be thicker so it isn't as sloppy.


If anyone wants to take that idea and run with it, have fun.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:39 PM (jqZ8a)

381 371 They weren't loaded, it was simply a "coin"cidence.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 02, 2016 12:36 PM (bwQHR)


Is that you, Muldoon?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 12:39 PM (OWuDb)

382 Any videos of the coin flips, so they can be verified?

Posted by: angela urkel at February 02, 2016 12:39 PM (bwQHR)

383 Yet because the Founders were wise Men, Christianity is not IN the Constitution.

This is correct. Christianity suffers when in political power, as do people under it. When Christianity ceases to be primarily humble, loving, and merciful, it ceases to glorify God.

That said, the US Constitution and principles it enshrines are based on higher, greater, and more foundational principles which are far more significant and broadly applicable than just the constitution. This is what bothers me about Cruz' rhetoric: I get that he's using short hand, but the founding fathers wrote the constitution based upon greater and more significant truths and understandings. And narrowing that all down to one political and legal document is damaging to the principles this nation was built around.

Among those was the absolute recognition of God and a Judeo-Christian heritage and worldview.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 12:40 PM (39g3+)

384 375 I'm going to be the bright, shining source of good news this morning!

Huckabee's out.

(So much for my call for internecine collegiality, huh?)
Posted by: Qoheleth at February 02, 2016 12:38 PM (iIzG7)

Ah, the winnowing begins. When Santorum and Rand pull out we can have a real contest.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 12:40 PM (RD7QR)

385 372 "we need a communicator with the skill to succinctly explain our situation"
Jaysus says he can get me out of this but he thinks you're fooked.
Posted by: Just The Punchline at February 02, 2016 12:36 PM (noWW6)

Yeah smart money says buy ammunition, but persuasion is our only shot at staving off socialist death camps right here on US soil.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 12:40 PM (xuouz)

386 No!! Bush must always be out of the running. Otherwise he'll just show up *next* time, hoping that *this* will be the time it's his turn.

Because that works so well with Huckabee and Santorum.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 02, 2016 12:40 PM (9krrF)

387 The ammo says "we can't stop it."

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 12:40 PM (xuouz)

388 The heat from the fillings may cause the waffle cone to waffle.



"Roll" your own and adjust the thickness of the cone.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:41 PM (jqZ8a)

389

I read somewhere else this morning that this claim that Rubio won! because of his rise, was shot all to heck when you look at the facts.

If this is true, Cruz was predicted to lose to Trump by more, so overcame much more. Rubio was expected to be 3rd, but his margin of rise wasn't as big as Cruz's.

So not only did Cruz bypass Trump,
he also bypassed and rose with a larger spread than predicted.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 12:41 PM (qCMvj)

390 378 The lower Rubio finishes in NH the better, the higher that Jeb finishes the better. Let Jebs ego split the establishment vote
Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 12:39 PM (zOTsN)

Yeah my initial reaction last night was "best possible outcome" but Rubio's finish sucks.

Come on Jeb! Try sucking less!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 12:41 PM (xuouz)

391 ...there is NO way Zika virus could have been 'genetically engineered in Brazil'...

I thought the claim was that the Zika infected mosquitoes replaced the mosquitoes species whose population was shrunk by the released DNA modified mosquitoes. ie Darwin's natural selection.

Posted by: scorecard at February 02, 2016 12:41 PM (HSAmh)

392 "To be fair to Buckley, at that time the Birchers were claiming that Dwight Eisenhower was "self-consciously" an agent of the Communist Party."

Every commie I know trots out Eisenhower's "military industrial complex" speech in a heartbeat.

Posted by: navybrat at February 02, 2016 12:41 PM (8QGte)

393 379 Poor Bernie now gets to find out how Rachel Corrie Leon Trotsky felt.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 12:39 PM (8ZskC)


Fixed.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 12:41 PM (OWuDb)

394
Sidebar:

Market Watch: Coin toss broke 6 Clinton-Sanders deadlocks in Iowa and Hillary won each time. Because six for six? [More curse words.] Sanders was robbed. [rdbrewer]



1/64 chance of winning 6 in a row, isn't it? Call it 1.6%

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 12:42 PM (kdS6q)

395 Results from 90 precincts were missing? How does the avowed socialist like any votes that he may have 'earned' taken from him and 'acquired' by someone else? You know, for the better good for HRC?

Posted by: Cheri at February 02, 2016 12:42 PM (oiNtH)

396 Also: Sanders Campaign Says It Was Informed By Iowa Dem. Party That Results From 90 Precincts Are Missing. Were they wiped, like with a cloth?



Check the bathroom.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:42 PM (jqZ8a)

397 "Palin, Huckabee, and Coulter do not magically make Trump conservative.
And it should be noted the three people I just mentioned are those who
once had serious clout in the GOP" troy riser

Palin was awesome in Alaska and not ready for the national stage but gave it her all. God Bless her. She is not one of the deep conservative thinkers, she is more evangelical.

Same for Huckabee who gave us Akin, and stuck with the Huckster brand when Palin's candidate could have won (in MO for senate). Huckster uses the evangelical thing too, as a brand for his ow thing.

Coulter is a warrior, still awesome. She recognizes the conquest underway, as does Malkin and others. vdare.com has a good collection of solid guys, but I'm still catching up on the old history of who was who and what happened. Victor David Hanson sees some of the dumb things Trump can say, but also sees his usefulness.

Anti-semites? idk what was said or done ... Israel is an good ally, not our spiritual brother. Sometimes just a lack of complete devotion is called anti-semite. Netanyahu slammed Trump on the pause on unvetted Muslim refugees, what up wit dat?

victorhanson.com/wordpress/?p=8965#more-8965

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 12:42 PM (5Gpe2)

398 Jeb will suspend his campaign when his backers and funders decide he's a poor investment, and not a moment before. It's not like Jeb is spending his own money on this; someone else is paying for his Grand Tour of America.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 02, 2016 12:42 PM (iIzG7)

399 What article did you read? The sidebar piece does not say the Zika virus was genetically engineered.
Posted by: buzzion


The title does.

PS: this open thread shit is getting old.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2016 12:43 PM (wCF3s)

400 Bernie won't win the nomination but I want a bruising of Hillary. I'd wager good money on him at least winning NH by a huge margin, Minnesota, Washington, Oregon, Vermont (obviously), Maine, and Hawaii. Probably several others.

Posted by: Naes at February 02, 2016 12:43 PM (Ypc8j)

401 379 Poor Bernie now gets to find out how Rachel Corrie Leon Trotsky felt.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 12:39 PM (8ZskC)

Fixed.



Ice axe then?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 12:43 PM (8ZskC)

402 In warsaw they would sell these hot dog shape buns without the slit. The would slide them down this metal poker thingy that would hollow out the bun. They would then fill it up with stewed mushrooms or some sort of stew. Great for .75 -1.00.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 12:43 PM (iQIUe)

403 Maybe a wrap instead of a cone.

Posted by: davidt at February 02, 2016 12:43 PM (8aOqE)

404 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 02, 2016 12:40 PM (9krrF)

Sigh, you have a point. What do you do with a group (both the DOPe and the continual nominees) who consider "Not just 'no', but 'Hell no' ", to be too subtle of a hint?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 12:44 PM (GDulk)

405

Heh.

Rush says it's over for Hillary. Even if she wins the nom.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2016 12:44 PM (qCMvj)

406 Alger Hiss, a Soviet agent of influence?

Stuff and nonsense! Utter tripe! Get these dangerous nutbags out of here pronto! They'll ruin our good reputation!

Posted by: T. Coddington Van Voorhees the VIIth at February 02, 2016 12:25 PM (noWW6)

Bill Buckley championed Whitaker Chambers, the man who brought down Alger Hiss. History much?

Posted by: troyriser at February 02, 2016 12:44 PM (UWlp+)

407 Maybe a wrap instead of a cone.
Posted by: davidt at February 02, 2016 12:43 PM (8aOqE)



You're heading into burrito territory now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 12:44 PM (8ZskC)

408 Need some slick insulated bowl and a catchy name.

"Voucher!"

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 02, 2016 12:44 PM (eytER)

409 It wasn't an impossible outcome, it was an improbable one (i.e., it had a low probability).


Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 11:38 AM (BK3ZS)

Was the guy doing the coin toss the same one who managed to f up the NFL coin toss just a few weeks ago?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 12:45 PM (u0lmX)

410 Ice axe then?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 12:43 PM (8ZskC)


Yeah, pretty much.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 12:45 PM (OWuDb)

411 Every commie I know trots out Eisenhower's "military industrial complex" speech in a heartbeat.

That's because they miss the next paragraph warning about the academic/scientist complex which is just as dangerous.

Cruz was the big winner last night, as much as Iowa matters in the big picture. He came in first, which I don't know if anyone expected, and did so comfortably. Yet Cruz winning is a big black eye to the GOPe narrative so they want to just ignore that and hype Rubio.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 12:45 PM (39g3+)

412 Need some slick insulated bowl and a catchy name.


"EBT CARDS ACCEPTED" seems to draw the crowds in East L.A.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 12:46 PM (8ZskC)

413 >>> but one candidate tapping so many to call out the body of Christ on his behalf is somewhat disturbing

Echoes of "Elmer Gantry".

Not attractive.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 02, 2016 12:46 PM (bpn7O)

414 I am a naked shitface boy
Posted by: The Republican Party at February 02, 2016 12:44 PM (XzRw1)

----

Which is why Im always sticking my dick in your ass.

Posted by: Harry Reid at February 02, 2016 12:46 PM (8XRCm)

415 O'Malley has suspended his campaign. So the Dem primary is down to Crash and Bern.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 02, 2016 12:47 PM (iIzG7)

416 Need some slick insulated bowl and a catchy name.

"The Konerie" is taken.

Posted by: Restaurant Startup at February 02, 2016 12:48 PM (8ZskC)

417 We want Jeb in there slogging away, taking pot shots at Rubio

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 12:48 PM (zOTsN)

418
Hotair: GOP leadership won't back Lamar Smiths investigation of Clinton emails



Best party evah.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 12:48 PM (kdS6q)

419 That said, the US Constitution and principles it enshrines are based on higher, greater, and more foundational principles which are far more significant and broadly applicable than just the constitution.

To expand on that, even if the founders were not themselves Christian (many were deists in the way they thought if not formally adhering to the name) they were working from a set of assumptions about human nature and what constituted moral behavior that was strongly influenced by Christianity.

That has disappeared today.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 12:48 PM (bZ7mE)

420 Since it was europeans who ran the slave trade, maybe the UN should order them to not only make reparations to slaves but to the US in that slavery caused more harm to this country.
PAY UP, FCKERS!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 12:10 PM (iQIUe)


The muslims started the African slave trade (and continued it long after the West had stopped).

Further, the most fortunate (richest and freest) blacks in the world are those whose ancestors were brought to America. Perhaps they owe for that good luck?

As a Jew, I'm glad that my ancestors were driven out of Russia - to America -by the pogroms. My life would have total shit if the Russians had been better to my family and we had ended up staying there. I thank my stars every day that my ancestors put up with so much hardship to allow me the ultimate prize of being born American.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 02, 2016 12:48 PM (zc3Db)

421 Maybe a wrap instead of a cone.



The whole idea behind the waffle cone was making it look like an ice cream cone/sundae.

A different "hook" to a traditional bowl of beef stew. A friend and I came up with the idea while walking around a festival. Not as many sit down tables as they needed.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:48 PM (jqZ8a)

422 I had this idea once of selling fermented beverages six at a time in disposable containers.

Didn't go through with it.

Posted by: Irony at February 02, 2016 12:49 PM (BHaRb)

423 Vice President Biden chaired the first meeting of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force, President Obama's new national commitment to end cancer as we know it.



Okay then. Which cronies are going to benefit from this.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 12:49 PM (fWAjv)

424 399 What article did you read? The sidebar piece does not say the Zika virus was genetically engineered.
Posted by: buzzion

The title does.

PS: this open thread shit is getting old.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2016 12:43 PM (wCF3s)


The sidebar title says "genetically modified mosquitoes." Not genetically modified Zika. Its the same title as the actual linked piece. So no claim to the virus being genetically modified.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 12:50 PM (zt+N6)

425 Judicial Watch announced today that it recently received records from the Department of State disclosing plans by senior State Department officials to set up a "stand-alone PC" so that Clinton could check her emails in an office "across the hall" through a separate, non-State Department computer network system. Referencing the special Clinton computer system, Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, writes Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, "The stand-alone separate network PC is a great idea." The emails are from January 23-24, 2009, a few days after Clinton was sworn in as Secretary of State.

The new emails were obtained by Judicial Watch in response a court order in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for State Department records about Hillary Clinton's separate email system (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00689)).

In the email chain, Lewis Lukens, former deputy assistant secretary of state and executive director of the secretariat, responds to a request from Mills by informing her, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and Kennedy that the new personal computer "in the secretary's office" would be "connected to the internet (but not through our system)." Abedin responds, "We are hoping for that if possible."

The email exchange discussing plans to provide Clinton a separate computer to skirt the internal State Department computer network begins with a message from Mills to Lukens in which she requests Clinton being able to access her emails through "a non-DOS computer." The email discusses how the stand-alone computer can be set up and why it is "a great idea' and "the best solution:"

Posted by: Harry Houdini at February 02, 2016 12:50 PM (e8kgV)

426 422 I had this idea once of selling fermented beverages six at a time in disposable containers.

Didn't go through with it.

Posted by: Irony at February 02, 2016 12:49 PM (BHaRb)


What if sliced the bread?

Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 12:50 PM (Zs4uk)

427 422 I had this idea once of selling fermented beverages six at a time in disposable containers.

Didn't go through with it.
Posted by: Irony at February 02, 2016 12:49 PM (BHaRb)

We did, but it didn't turn out well.

Posted by: Anheuser-Busch at February 02, 2016 12:50 PM (RD7QR)

428 Can the waffle be gluten free? I don't have Celiac's but I like to pretend I do to piss off the waiter.

Posted by: CozMark at February 02, 2016 12:51 PM (CbGSW)

429 Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:48 PM (jqZ8a)

That's why I suggested a crepe bowl. Still allows for sundae-style presentation while keeping the portability factor.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 12:51 PM (GDulk)

430 I think the terrible voter turnout for the Dems in Iowa, where a huge chunk self identify as socialists, is a terrible sign for them

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 12:51 PM (zOTsN)

431

Fixed.


Ice axe then?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 12:43 PM (8ZskC)

-----

Actually, the contingency plan is to inject Bernie with air by way of an inconspicuous vein. It's an old KGB technique.

Posted by: Hillary the Methane Monster at February 02, 2016 12:51 PM (/f6Nd)

432 Yep, someones gonna be getting a payday.
----

We'll make sure we're making the most of investments, of our research and data, our supercomputing capabilities, our targeted incentives, private-sector efforts, and patient-engagement initiatives.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 12:51 PM (fWAjv)

433 Well, they've been involved in those things for centuries before this, and it didn't seem to hurt them any. So why now?
-----------------

I agree regarding the creeping Progressivism, but I would maintain that it gained purchase consequent of the dissipative habits and environment.

The signs of DNA damage have been there for a while. Sibelius was proof positive that they were headed off the rails.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 12:51 PM (oFSUK)

434 Sanders should be livid. You'd think people who care about vote fraud would also be pretty insane over the Iowa bullshit.

Sanders apparently won the caucus vote by a lot, but Democrats won't release that vote total.

Instead they say he won a couple fewer delegates, based on the obviously crazy idea he lost six straight tie coin flips for delegates.

Then the State Democrat Party "lost" the vote totals in 90 caucuses.

A reasonable person would conclude the Democrat party awarded Hillary county delegates in 96 caucuses she didn't actually win.

Welcome to the 2016 election.

Posted by: MTF at February 02, 2016 12:51 PM (TxJGV)

435
"... and a catchy name.
"

Four Fingers of Death.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 02, 2016 12:30 PM (iIzG7)








*snort*

And I'll bet you had a hell of a time trading 'em for chicken a la king or the ham slice meals.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 02, 2016 12:51 PM (j4wsR)

436 Echoes of "Elmer Gantry".

...to angry atheists and vampires who run in fear when a cross is boldly presented yes.

For Christians, this is a Trumplike "in your face" to the people who insist you have to shut up and keep that God talk in a closet. No, we don't. This kind of thing used to be commonplace just a few decades ago. Now its anathema?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 12:52 PM (39g3+)

437 1/64 chance of winning 6 in a row, isn't it? Call it 1.6%
--
That's even less likely than identifying a Jeb voter!

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 02, 2016 12:52 PM (ZbV+0)

438 Yet because the Founders were wise Men, Christianity is not IN the Constitution.

Well ... there is one reference in the Constitution to "the year of our Lord", which shows that there was an assumption of a Christian background to it.

Lucky that it is in there, otherwise some muzzies would be arguing that the "year" described in the Constitution means the islamic year, which is radically different from the Christian year.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 02, 2016 12:52 PM (zc3Db)

439 429 Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:48 PM (jqZ8a)

That's why I suggested a crepe bowl. Still allows for sundae-style presentation while keeping the portability factor.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 12:51 PM (GDulk)


That would work too. Sadly, all we had was the idea.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:52 PM (jqZ8a)

440 "Bill Buckley championed Whitaker Chambers, the man who brought down Alger Hiss."

However, what then happened was that it was suggested that, golly gee whillickers, maybe Hiss was not an isolated case. Maybe he was only one example of a far larger and more pervasive problem.

Maybe there really was, they said, a truly enormous Soviet program of infiltration and espionage and influence within the United States government. (Which we now know retrospectively thanks to the Venona intercepts was absolutely true.)

Buckley wasn't willing to endorse that hypothesis. He was wrong.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 12:53 PM (noWW6)

441 Sanders should be livid. You'd think people who care about vote fraud would also be pretty insane over the Iowa bullshit.

If he was in this contest to win it, he would be livid.

But he knows his part - he's there to make Hillary look moderate. He knows he's the Washington Generals in this situation. He was never supposed to win.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 02, 2016 12:53 PM (eytER)

442 The sidebar title says "genetically modified mosquitoes." Not genetically modified Zika. Its the same title as the actual linked piece. So no claim to the virus being genetically modified.

Posted by: buzzion


It's in the title.

And, yes, I will keep repeating this until someone puts up a new thread.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2016 12:53 PM (wCF3s)

443 I'm hoping that the Bernie-Hillary feud will go white-hot in response to what happened last night.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 12:53 PM (bZ7mE)

444 If Hillz's base is concerned about her ethics, this stupid stunt may do her more harm than good.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 02, 2016 12:54 PM (bwQHR)

445 That's why I suggested a crepe bowl. Still allows for sundae-style presentation while keeping the portability factor.

You can call it, lemme see... "Beef Stew In A Bowl."

Umm, what else you got?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 12:54 PM (8ZskC)

446 The Lighthouse Grill

Home of the Mashed Potato Cone

Mashed Potatoes in our Savory Waffle Cone with Beef or Veggie Gravy
$ 4.00
Add Cheese & Bacon
$ 5.00


*consults lawyer

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 12:54 PM (fWAjv)

447 Usually, Hillary isn't quite so blatant about the cheating but if this is what it looks like, she can write off the young idealist vote and a lot of the older Sanders backers. Stabbing them in the back just makes them jaded and think there's no point in voting, so they stay home.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 12:55 PM (39g3+)

448 "A reasonable person would conclude the Democrat party awarded Hillary county delegates in 96 caucuses she didn't actually win. "


Shenanigans in a Democrat primary.....???


*surprised face*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 12:55 PM (LA7Cm)

449 My idea - Omelette On A Stick

Posted by: CozMark at February 02, 2016 12:55 PM (CbGSW)

450 FeeltheBern outperformed the polls by 3 or so points, but what does that mean in the general scheme of things?

Did the yoots that don't have a clue about what socialism does to a country come out of their parent's houses in droves to vote for him?

Is there a drag on the Hildebeast from the almost daily leaks of the email investigation? Are voters finally starting to see what a lying old hag she is?

Posted by: Hank at February 02, 2016 12:55 PM (QYaLF)

451 The sidebar title says "genetically modified mosquitoes." Not
genetically modified Zika. Its the same title as the actual linked
piece. So no claim to the virus being genetically modified.

Posted by: buzzion


I heard that the Zika virus can bring the dead back to life.

Oh, hey Buzzion.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 02, 2016 12:55 PM (eytER)

452 ThePrimordialOrderedPair: ...Further, the most fortunate (richest and freest) blacks in the world are those whose ancestors were brought to America.... As a Jew, I'm glad that my ancestors were driven out of Russia - to America -by the pogroms.....

Heh. Reminds me of the AmerInds shunted to Oklahoma. Trail of Tears was horrid, but the 21st Century Oklahoma AmerInd is in pretty good shape - especially the Osages after Frank "66" Phillips made them rich.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at February 02, 2016 12:55 PM (Yu4ah)

453 OK, I think we've researched this to death and the business plan has written itself...

It's time for some moron crowd funding.

We need a thousand of you to send in $100 each for the truck and start up expenses. After break even, each contributor will receive the limited edition hat, t-shirt and sweatshirt combination with the yet-to-be-determined catchy name.

Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 12:55 PM (Zs4uk)

454 S&P drops 1.6% after Hillary primary victory.

Posted by: fun with headlines at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM (2WoCi)

455 Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:52 PM (jqZ8a)

And I think it sounds at least plausible. The details would make or break it though, as you'd need a good cook with good recipes, even if you could get funding (probably need those *to* get funding).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM (GDulk)

456
When the levee breaks. . .

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM (UHXR6)

457 446 The Lighthouse Grill

Home of the Mashed Potato Cone

Mashed Potatoes in our Savory Waffle Cone with Beef or Veggie Gravy
$ 4.00
Add Cheese & Bacon
$ 5.00


*consults lawyer



RWC, if you can do something with that, I wish you the all the best.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM (jqZ8a)

458 As I've said. Cruz wins, I'm happy.

BUT, the little voice in my head bothers me though. It keeps saying over and over, "teddy bears and soccer balls".

Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM (Fmupd)

459 445 That's why I suggested a crepe bowl. Still allows for sundae-style presentation while keeping the portability factor.

You can call it, lemme see... "Beef Stew In A Bowl."

Umm, what else you got?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 12:54 PM (8ZskC)

Bowl 'O Beef

Have a little Irish leprechaun as your mascot. (Get it?)

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM (RD7QR)

460 Zhit! Trump as started tweeting again. We only got a 14-hour break.

He's still delusional. 14 hours didn't help any.

Posted by: mnw (fair and ballast) at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM (/krQw)

461 Houston Astros Will Sell a Chicken-and-Waffle Cone with Mashed Potatoes

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 12:57 PM (fWAjv)

462 The Soup Burrito.

Run with it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 12:57 PM (8ZskC)

463
If Hillz's base is concerned about her ethics, this stupid stunt may do her more harm than good.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 02, 2016 12:54 PM (bwQHR)









*snort*

Ethics.

Posted by: Johnny Caspar at February 02, 2016 12:57 PM (j4wsR)

464 After break even, each contributor will receive the limited edition hat, t-shirt and sweatshirt combination with the yet-to-be-determined catchy name.



#twoweeks

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:57 PM (jqZ8a)

465 RWC, if you can do something with that, I wish you the all the best.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM (jqZ8a)

Not me. That's a restaurant out in California.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 12:58 PM (fWAjv)

466 458 As I've said. Cruz wins, I'm happy.

____

He did? I watched 2 hours of Faux this morning and I could have sworn Rubio won 72% of the vote last night.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 02, 2016 12:58 PM (0LHZx)

467 458
As I've said. Cruz wins, I'm happy.



BUT, the little voice in my head bothers me though. It keeps saying over and over, "teddy bears and soccer balls".

Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM (Fmupd)

______________________________________________
So you think Beck is going to take this as a sign from above and run with it?

Posted by: CozMark at February 02, 2016 12:58 PM (CbGSW)

468 Have a little Irish leprechaun as your mascot. (Get it?)

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM (RD7QR)



"They're always after me tasty bowl of stew."

Posted by: The Leprechaun at February 02, 2016 12:58 PM (8ZskC)

469 My idea - Omelette On A Stick
Posted by: CozMark
------------
The Winner.

But that doesn't stop me from riding on your coattail with a competitive product.

*ponders: 'Poached Egg on a Stick', complimented with 'Grits on a Stick' *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 12:59 PM (oFSUK)

470 442 The sidebar title says "genetically modified mosquitoes." Not genetically modified Zika. Its the same title as the actual linked piece. So no claim to the virus being genetically modified.

Posted by: buzzion

It's in the title.

And, yes, I will keep repeating this until someone puts up a new thread.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2016 12:53 PM (wCF3s)



Title of the article:
Mirror: Was Zika outbreak caused by release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil?


Please show me where it says the Zika virus is genetically modified in those words.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 12:59 PM (zt+N6)

471 It's not about Bernie winning. It's about disillusioning the under 30s to stay home in November. With these coin toss shenanigans, so far, so good for us. And Iowa is a swing state to boot. Even better.

Posted by: Naes at February 02, 2016 01:00 PM (Ypc8j)

472 Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM (Fmupd)

Me too. Tempered with the fact that Iowa has done a lousy job picking the final nominee. Guess I just can't stand being *too* happy.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 01:00 PM (GDulk)

473 Soup burrito exists as the chili burrito

It uses corn chips to ameliorate the soupishness

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at February 02, 2016 01:01 PM (3+px3)

474 468 Have a little Irish leprechaun as your mascot. (Get it?)

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM (RD7QR)


"They're always after me tasty bowl of stew."



At IrishFest in Dallas, (1st weekend in March), they have Irish Stew in a bread bowl.

That's where we came up with the idea of the mashed potato cone.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:01 PM (jqZ8a)

475 Maybe there really was, they said, a truly enormous Soviet program of infiltration and espionage and influence within the United States government. (Which we now know retrospectively thanks to the Venona intercepts was absolutely true.)

Buckley wasn't willing to endorse that hypothesis. He was wrong.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 12:53 PM (noWW6)


The Birchers way overplayed their hand. They sounded like a bunch of shrieking nincompoops. They had it ratcheted up to 11 and never backed down. I don't blame Buckley for giving them the bum's rush, even if it turned out in retrospect they were more right than previously thought.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 01:01 PM (OWuDb)

476 462 The Soup Burrito.

Run with it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 12:57 PM (8ZskC)


Go to the grocery store and look at the Campbells Chunky soup section. There is a "burrito" soup.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 01:01 PM (zt+N6)

477 *ponders: 'Poached Egg on a Stick', complimented with 'Grits on a Stick' *



Deep fried grits

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:02 PM (jqZ8a)

478
Fixeruppers Bowl Of Deep Fried Chocolate Brocolli

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 01:02 PM (8XRCm)

479 Buckley wasn't willing to endorse that hypothesis. He was wrong.

WFB wasn't prepared to endorse the idea that Ike was a Soviet sleeper agent.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:02 PM (rwI+c)

480 Irish stew in a soda bread bowl though

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at February 02, 2016 01:02 PM (3+px3)

481 BUT, the little voice in my head bothers me though. It keeps saying over and over, "teddy bears and soccer balls".

Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 12:56 PM


The voice in my head keeps saying "H1Bs, TPP, fundraising during the vote that allowed Choom Boy to give nukes to Iran, dual U.S.-Canadian citizen until 2014."

The only "explanation" I've heard is Cruz whining that McConnell bamboozled and flimflammed him over TPP. Not sure I want a Preezy who listens to what worn-out political hacks tell him to do.

But yes, he's better than Shrillary and Crazy Uncle Bernie. Not by enough, though.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 02, 2016 01:03 PM (GRl5a)

482 Go to the grocery store and look at the Campbells Chunky soup section. There is a "burrito" soup.
------------------

We love it, it's fabulous !

Posted by: Campbell Ghey Daddies at February 02, 2016 01:03 PM (oFSUK)

483 Deep fried grits

I've eaten that. Also fried and ovenbaked spaghetti. Mother 928 makes the latter.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:04 PM (rwI+c)

484 Yobogoya, the taste will destroy-ya!
The cheapest bucket of beef in Illinoi-a!
Yobogoya, Yobogoya, Yoyoyoyoyobagoya!
Yobagoya, makes you jump for joy-a!
What kind of meat is it? It's a mystery for ya.
Legally we're not allowed to call it meat,
So bring the whole family for a tasty brown treat!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:04 PM (fWAjv)

485 "No bigger friend of
**legal*** immigration than me" he said just a year ago.

I guess at least you quoted him correctly.
Posted by: gapoz at February 02, 2016 11:01 AM (thyJJ)
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That is a problem with all the candidates. The third worldization of America will continue full-speed ahead. But not to fear, they are all natural conservatives and the Asians are really good in STEM.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 02, 2016 01:04 PM (NUqwG)

486 471 It's not about Bernie winning. It's about disillusioning the under 30s to stay home in November. With these coin toss shenanigans, so far, so good for us. And Iowa is a swing state to boot. Even better.
Posted by: Naes at February 02, 2016 01:00 PM (Ypc8j)

______

It's PUMAs all over again. That is to say these disillusioned Bernie voters will be non-existent. Liberals may have internal fights, but come November, they vote for the "D". Unlike the "I'll never vote for (insert Republican you don't like here) mentality on the right.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 02, 2016 01:04 PM (0LHZx)

487 The Soup Burrito.

Run with it.


I got a stew burrito in Seattle. I know, expecting good Mexican food in Seattle is like good coffee in Texas, but I had hopes because we get really good Mex in Oregon. It was a can of crappy beef stew in a tortilla. Down to the carrots and potatoes. It was awful.

Even the seagulls I threw it at wouldn't eat it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 01:04 PM (39g3+)

488 One of the family recipes is something called "enchilada soup." Chicken, black and northern beans, corn, enchilada sauce, and cilantro. Very tasty.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 01:04 PM (bZ7mE)

489
SPAM and Pineapple Malts

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 01:04 PM (8XRCm)

490 Buckley wasn't willing to endorse that hypothesis. He was wrong.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 12:53 PM (noWW6)

Ah, but it's easy to play Monday morning Qback. Buckley didn't know about the Venona files.

He did a huge service to the country by championing the cause of anti-Communism with what he did know at the time - and he did know Communism was an evil ideology.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:04 PM (u0lmX)

491
At IrishFest in Dallas, (1st weekend in March), they have Irish Stew in a bread bowl.

There's an Italian recipe called "Chicken In Prison," which combines sautéed chicken, eggs, diced bread, capers, onionsand chicken broth in a bread bowl, which all solidifies to a nice pudding-like consistency after baking.

Now I'm hungry.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2016 01:05 PM (X6fMO)

492 Lutefisk Shake

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 01:05 PM (zOTsN)

493

#cointossesmatter

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 02, 2016 01:06 PM (HSmrB)

494 I just found an email in my spam folder from Dondi titled "We did it"! FFS, even this greasy little shit seems to think 3rd is greater than 1st.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 02, 2016 01:06 PM (ORsjy)

495 I had a pot roast sammich before with mash and veggies

Filling. Okay not great

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at February 02, 2016 01:06 PM (3+px3)

496
Since it was europeans who ran the slave trade,


Get a rebate from the oil jizya, cause Mo started it.

Posted by: DaveA at February 02, 2016 01:06 PM (DL2i+)

497 Yobogoya, the taste will destroy-ya!
The cheapest bucket of beef in Illinoi-a!
Yobogoya, Yobogoya, Yoyoyoyoyobagoya!
Yobagoya, makes you jump for joy-a!
What kind of meat is it? It's a mystery for ya.
Legally we're not allowed to call it meat,
So bring the whole family for a tasty brown treat!
Posted by: RWC
------------------

rofl

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 01:06 PM (oFSUK)

498
WFB wasn't prepared to endorse the idea that Ike was a Soviet sleeper agent.


Ike's problem was that he didn't go full Al Haig and broom out every fellow-traveler and outright traitor left over from the Roosevelt and Truman administrations.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2016 01:06 PM (X6fMO)

499 #cointossesmatter


They should settle these things with a spelling bee.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:06 PM (rwI+c)

500 Plus it took considerable guts to stick up for Chambers, who was absolutely hated by the left. Hiss was the smooth-talking media darling.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:06 PM (u0lmX)

501 Echoes of "Elmer Gantry".



...to angry atheists and vampires who run in fear when a cross is boldly presented yes.



For Christians, this is a Trumplike "in your face" to the people who
insist you have to shut up and keep that God talk in a closet. No, we
don't. This kind of thing used to be commonplace just a few decades
ago. Now its anathema?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 12:52 PM (39g3+)

This.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 02, 2016 01:06 PM (OrI3J)

502 Corned Beef Ice Cream

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 02, 2016 01:07 PM (659DL)

503 Lutefisk Shake

That's just the symptoms you get after eating some.

Posted by: Dr. G. House at February 02, 2016 01:07 PM (2WoCi)

504 Pastrami Turnovers.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:08 PM (rwI+c)

505 The two best possible outcomes from last night:

a) Cruz wins by a mile.
b) Bernie's tribe comes out very, very angry.

I would argue a limited success on (a), he won, but a lot of the Not-Trump vote went to Rubio. I'm not particularly anti-Trump, but I don't trust him any more - maybe less - than I trust Rubio. There's a lot of Schwarzenegger in that man.

On the Democrat side, given their conspiracy-theorist bent, I'd argue for a limited success on (b) as well. We're gonna see a lot of Bernie guys flipping coins for the rest of the week.

Posted by: JEM at February 02, 2016 01:08 PM (o+SC1)

506 Hillary and her supporters bitterly complained about the 2008 Obama campaign gaming the superdelegate system and ultimately cheating her out of the nomination. Now they are cheating an order of magnitude more blatantly in the very first primary. What a bunch of god-damned sociopaths. Sanders would have won Iowa.

Hypothesis:

Bernie was the designated far-left foil and fall guy. He wasn't supposed to win. His sudden rise caught the Clinton people by surprise and they had to scramble clumsily to restore the 'correct' outcome, and that's why it was so obvious.

Holy crap -- imagine what's coming in rest of the primaries, and in the general. Hillary is on track to lose New Hampshire --- what are they going to do? Write it off and concentrate on later primaries, or double down on the cheating?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 02, 2016 01:08 PM (/f6Nd)

507 Balut omelet.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 02, 2016 01:08 PM (FkBIv)

508
Fried Liver and Onions Rings

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 01:08 PM (8XRCm)

509 Wait whut?



Campbell's Hearty Pizza with Sausage & Pepperoni Soup

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:08 PM (fWAjv)

510 I've always admired the genius of the cheese stuffed potato. Mashed potatoes, stuff some cheese in the middle of a ball, fried until golden brown.

Omelette On A Stick is having some technical issues (which need to turned from bugs into features).

I'm onto Beef Stew Stuffed Potato. It just came to me out of nowhere.

Posted by: CozMark at February 02, 2016 01:09 PM (CbGSW)

511 That is to say these disillusioned Bernie voters will be non-existent.

I dunno. President Obama was inspiring, and gifted at getting people who do not normally vote to get out to the polls. And the idea of voting for historic first black dude was a big draw.

I'm not convinced historic first non dude is a big draw - and whatever draw it is might be canceled by enough people saying "a woman? No."

but who knows? All Hillary has to do is pull in the usual democrat 40% or so, then 5-10% of the usual GOP voter women who think "sisterhood! you go girl!" and that's enough for the fraud to pull her carcass across the finish line.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 01:09 PM (39g3+)

512 Submitted: The Clintons outstrip every soap opera villain family ever created.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 02, 2016 01:09 PM (659DL)

513 I had a pot roast sammich before with mash and veggies

Filling. Okay not great



Just had a meatloaf sammich from leftover meatloaf using a Paula Deen recipe.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:09 PM (jqZ8a)

514 500 Plus it took considerable guts to stick up for Chambers, who was absolutely hated by the left. Hiss was the smooth-talking media darling.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:06 PM (u0lmX)




Hiss's major media supporters? NYT and WaPo. Neither of which ever forgave Nixon for taking out their comrade boy. Chambers credited Nixon with doing that, saying (in Witness) that he was on the ropes, and Hiss was about to get off scot-free, when Nixon became involved and rammed it home on Hiss.


So when Watergate came along ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 02, 2016 01:09 PM (oKE6c)

515 Flafel necklace

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 01:09 PM (zOTsN)

516 Ike's problem was that he didn't go full Al Haig and
broom out every fellow-traveler and outright traitor left over from the
Roosevelt and Truman administrations.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2016 01:06 PM


That has been a problem for lots of presidents, usually Republicans. Nixon was the same way, leaving Democrat holdovers running a lot of government agencies.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 02, 2016 01:10 PM (GRl5a)

517 Who's in for chocolate-covered onion rings?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 01:10 PM (OWuDb)

518 They should settle these things with a spelling bee.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:06 PM


I nominate Little Miss Spellcheck to judge.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 02, 2016 01:10 PM (bzd8I)

519 All in, I figure we owe them maybe $5.

aboud tree fiddy

http://southpark.cc.com/clips/103567/chefs-parents

Posted by: DaveA at February 02, 2016 01:10 PM (DL2i+)

520 Fried Liver and Onions Rings

Sorry, that's good eating.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 02, 2016 01:10 PM (659DL)

521
For Christians, this is a Trumplike "in your face" to the people who
insist you have to shut up and keep that God talk in a closet. No, we
don't. This kind of thing used to be commonplace just a few decades
ago. Now its anathema?


Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 02, 2016 12:52 PM (39g3+)


Cut, jib and newsletter, baby!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2016 01:11 PM (X6fMO)

522 Yobogoya

http://tinyurl.com/zfle395

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:11 PM (fWAjv)

523 >> I'm onto Beef Stew Stuffed Potato. It just came to me out
>> of nowhere.

Creating a shaped-charge explosive out of a potato.

Sounds like a great high-school engineering project to me.

Potato cannon capable of blowing a hole in an inch of steel plate.

Oops, here come the black helicopters...

Posted by: JEM at February 02, 2016 01:11 PM (o+SC1)

524 511
The VP pick will likely have to be a woman. Whoever wins the nomination needs to choose very wisely. Luckily we actually have some pretty good female leaders right now.

Posted by: Naes at February 02, 2016 01:11 PM (Ypc8j)

525 Fried Liver and Onions Rings

Sorry, that's good eating.
Posted by: Circa



Cut-a-fool good eats.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:11 PM (jqZ8a)

526
Hard Boiled Eggplant

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 01:12 PM (8XRCm)

527 Just had a meatloaf sammich from leftover meatloaf using a Paula Deen recipe.

I had one of her cookbooks, but some of the instructions didn't make sense...like having a black child serve me the sandwich.



Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 02, 2016 01:12 PM (PFy0L)

528 City chicken.


*drools

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:12 PM (fWAjv)

529 "You and others probably ought to get over your issues with Christianity
since it is likely the ONLY force standing between you and a dhimmihood"
red banzai

I spent a decade deep in that realm, and still support the networks of Christian churches as strong local support systems. But I also see the abuse of those systems. Jesus came for the Jews and was accepted by multitudes, but rejected by the power structure of Pharisees.

Then the Apostle Paul said all those that followed him had left except ... I forget, Philemon and a few or something. So I see "the church" as bottom up, grass roots. Not top down with men on earth as authorities, which generally gives rise to men of ego. Our constitution recognized God given rights to the individual with no man, pope priest, or POTUS, contravening that authority. Direct access to God, JC on his right hand.

So to me it is clear, individual rights ... but render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's ... or something like that. Religiosity tends to abuse the Christian. or something like that. What has the Catholic church done for central and South America, except leave them poor while the Vatican has their golden calves? It's a balance I guess ...

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 01:12 PM (5Gpe2)

530 Potato cannon capable of blowing a hole in an inch of steel plate.

Can also outfly an F-35.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 02, 2016 01:12 PM (659DL)

531 The VP pick will likely have to be a woman. Whoever wins the nomination needs to choose very wisely. Luckily we actually have some pretty good female leaders right now.
Posted by: Naes at February 02, 2016 01:11 PM (Ypc8j)
-------
There is certainly a beauty gap between prominent Republican and Democrat women.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 02, 2016 01:13 PM (NUqwG)

532 >> That has been a problem for lots of presidents, usually
>> Republicans. Nixon was the same way, leaving Democrat
>> holdovers running a lot of government agencies.

Ohferchrissake, Nixon was the biggest big-government President we've had since FDR. Worse than LBJ, worse than Carter.

Nixon's legacy isn't Watergate, it's the EPA.

Posted by: JEM at February 02, 2016 01:13 PM (o+SC1)

533 Frozen hummus shake

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 01:13 PM (RD7QR)

534 Sick of politics. Need an asteroid to hit or something.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 01:13 PM (iQIUe)

535 That has been a problem for lots of presidents, usually Republicans. Nixon was the same way, leaving Democrat holdovers running a lot of government agencies.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 02, 2016 01:10 PM (GRl5a)


This. This is probably the biggest reason why everything tips left, then more left, and then still more left. but never tips right. We have the accumulated weight of decades of undocumented progressive infiltration of all levels of government, like barnacles on a ship's hull, and it has never been addressed.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 01:13 PM (OWuDb)

536 According to AP, Clinton edges Sanders in Iowa.

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2016 01:13 PM (vsbNu)

537 I had one of her cookbooks, but some of the instructions didn't make sense...like having a black child serve me the sandwich.



Posted by: VA GOP Sucks



*snort

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:13 PM (jqZ8a)

538 Sick of politics. Need an asteroid to hit or something.

Like with your fist?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 02, 2016 01:14 PM (659DL)

539 Okra smoothie

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 01:14 PM (zOTsN)

540 weren't those primitive half wits in brazil responsible for modifying bees to get the killer bees? someone needs to go down to brzzil and close em down.

either they are way too stupid to be playing with the toys they have or the nazis are running their revenge programs sout of rio.

maybe obama should go down there and leer at some 14 year olds, again.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 02, 2016 01:15 PM (vb33c)

541 530 Potato cannon capable of blowing a hole in an inch of steel plate.

Can also outfly an F-35.




To be fair, the Zika mosquito can outfly the F-35.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:15 PM (jqZ8a)

542 " a meatloaf sammich from leftover meatloaf using a Paula Deen recipe. "


Love, love meatloaf sammiches.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 01:15 PM (LA7Cm)

543 538 Sick of politics. Need an asteroid to hit or something.

Like with your fist?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 02, 2016 01:14 PM (659DL)


--I heard there's a big game being played on Sunday.

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2016 01:15 PM (vsbNu)

544 My gym has HGTV on all the time. Makes me wonder if there are any heterosexuals in Canada, it does.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 02, 2016 12:11 PM (oKE6c)



I think HG stands for homo gay

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 02, 2016 01:15 PM (493sH)

545 >> The VP pick will likely have to be a woman. Whoever wins
>> the nomination needs to choose very wisely. Luckily we
>> actually have some pretty good female leaders right now.

Frankly, I'm thinking Bernie's discussions with Obama have something to do with Kamala Harris as his VP, and making a convincing case that she ought to abandon her near shoo-in run for Senate to take that role.

Posted by: JEM at February 02, 2016 01:15 PM (o+SC1)

546 531
There is certainly a beauty gap between prominent Republican and Democrat women.

True, but I was thinking more a competence gap and a relatability gap. As a contrast, can you imagine how Elizabeth Warren as VP candidate, with her weird cult-like stare, will play in flyover country?

Posted by: Naes at February 02, 2016 01:16 PM (Ypc8j)

547 536 According to AP, Clinton edges Sanders in Iowa.
Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2016 01:13 PM (vsbNu)

Only with fraud. Bernie should challenge Hillary to a duel: Colostomy bags at 20 paces.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 01:16 PM (RD7QR)

548 Raw Oyster Ice Cream Topping

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 01:16 PM (oFSUK)

549 --I heard there's a big game being played on Sunday.

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2016 01:15 PM (vsbNu)


PUPPY-BOWL!!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:16 PM (fWAjv)

550
Salt and Pepper Popsicles

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 01:16 PM (8XRCm)

551 Market Watch: Coin toss broke 6 Clinton-Sanders deadlocks in Iowa and Hillary won each time. Because six for six? [More curse words.] Sanders was robbed. [rdbrewer]



1/64 chance of winning 6 in a row, isn't it? Call it 1.6%

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 12:42 PM (kdS6q)




The LIV I work with came in this morning thinking Hillary won fair and square. I've got him all riled up about the coin tosses now he's upset that Bernie really won he's posting all over Farcebook about it. Fight the power!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 02, 2016 01:17 PM (493sH)

552 It's in the title.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2016 01:17 PM (wCF3s)

553 Brussels Sprouts Hard Candy

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 01:17 PM (oFSUK)

554 poutine pudding

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 02, 2016 01:17 PM (ZQfW9)

555 PUPPY-BOWL!!!!
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:16 PM (fWAjv)



--Puppy Bowl XII, to be exact.

Posted by: logprof at February 02, 2016 01:17 PM (vsbNu)

556 Raw Oyster Ice Cream Topping



Nothing better on a hot, Texas summer day!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:17 PM (jqZ8a)

557 PUPPY-BOWL!!!!


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:16 PM


I'll take 2.

Posted by: Bronco Bama at February 02, 2016 01:18 PM (bzd8I)

558 Puppy Cone.

Posted by: TFG at February 02, 2016 01:18 PM (8aOqE)

559 I made the point on the WH FB thread about the Lightbringer's response to the Zika virus that, before this outbreak was made public, gov'ts knew about it. And, yet, Obumbles Inc. still invited illegal immigrants from the hardest hit regions to come on up, and strap on the welfare/Obamacare feed sack.

We had the first diagnosed case here in San Antonio a few days ago. For every shrunken-head baby born, Barky will receive 72 virgins in recognition of his service to Allah.

Posted by: Save now on pitchforks! Buy 1, get 1 free at February 02, 2016 01:18 PM (9eYoy)

560 The VP pick will likely have to be a woman. Whoever
wins the nomination needs to choose very wisely. Luckily we actually
have some pretty good female leaders right now.


Posted by: Naes at February 02, 2016 01:11 PM (Ypc8j)


As a woman, I would say not only no but hell no to this. The person chosen as VP should not be chosen based on the absence or presence of a vajayjay (or the homogeneity of the sex chromosomes).

Posted by: redbanzai at February 02, 2016 01:18 PM (OrI3J)

561 Nothing better on a hot, Texas summer day!

Anchovy Granita

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 02, 2016 01:18 PM (659DL)

562 551 Market Watch: Coin toss broke 6 Clinton-Sanders deadlocks in Iowa and Hillary won each time. Because six for six? [More curse words.] Sanders was robbed. [rdbrewer]



1/64 chance of winning 6 in a row, isn't it? Call it 1.6%

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 12:42 PM (kdS6q)




The LIV I work with came in this morning thinking Hillary won fair and square. I've got him all riled up about the coin tosses now he's upset that Bernie really won he's posting all over Farcebook about it. Fight the power!
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 02, 2016 01:17 PM (493sH)



Bet him his vehicle that he can't replicate it.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:19 PM (jqZ8a)

563 The LIV I work with came in this morning thinking Hillary won fair and square. I've got him all riled up about the coin tosses now he's upset that Bernie really won he's posting all over Farcebook about it. Fight the power!

Excellent.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 01:19 PM (bZ7mE)

564 Free Range Oysters

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 01:19 PM (8ZskC)

565 Hey. I know. "Catshit on a Stick". Mold hamburger or sausage to look like large cat turd, put a stick in it, then grill it to well done. It'd be a hit with the kids.

Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 01:19 PM (Fmupd)

566 We have the accumulated weight of decades of
undocumented progressive infiltration of all levels of government, like
barnacles on a ship's hull, and it has never been addressed. Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 01:13 PM


IMO, it's one of the worst holdovers from Old Skool Polkitix. New president gets in office, thinks "it would be wrong, and Bad Optics, to can all those government workers. Besides, they know their jobs and stuff."

In his autobiography, Barry Goldwater says one of the first things he told Nixon to do in 1969 was fire all the LBJ holdovers. Told him the same thing in '73.

Funny how Democrats have no problem doing exactly that. Look at all the winners Choom Boy has brought along with him....

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 02, 2016 01:19 PM (GRl5a)

567 Clinton officially declared winner in Iowa.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:19 PM (fWAjv)

568 As a woman, I would say not only no but hell no to this. The person chosen as VP should not be chosen based on the absence or presence of a vajayjay (or the homogeneity of the sex chromosomes).

Dick Cheney is free.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 02, 2016 01:19 PM (659DL)

569 Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 01:13 PM (OWuDb)

That's why I don't like that Texas has apparently just decided to ignore a bunch of (state) laws instead of repealing them. Besides breeding contempt for the rule of law, it means the structure is still there when the political parties change. The over-reaching government needs actively knocked back so that the statists have to actually *work* to rebuild it each time instead of having the framework in place.

I suspect there are *reasons* the Rs don't prioritize those roll-backs though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 01:20 PM (GDulk)

570 Did Hillary use a two headed coin?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 02, 2016 01:20 PM (FkBIv)

571 When Rush said it's all over for the Hildebeast even if she wins the nom, he must have forgotten it's not who votes, but who counts the votes that matters.

Posted by: Hank at February 02, 2016 01:20 PM (QYaLF)

572 Hey. I know. "Catshit on a Stick". Mold hamburger or sausage to look like large cat turd, put a stick in it, then grill it to well done. It'd be a hit with the kids.
Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 01:19 PM (Fmupd)

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Tootsie Roll Floats

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 01:20 PM (8XRCm)

573 572 Hey. I know. "Catshit on a Stick". Mold hamburger or sausage to look like large cat turd, put a stick in it, then grill it to well done. It'd be a hit with the kids.
Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 01:19 PM (Fmupd)

-----

Tootsie Roll Floats
Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 01:20 PM (8XRCm)

We REALLY need a new thread.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 01:21 PM (RD7QR)

574 Frankly, I'm thinking Bernie's discussions with Obama have something to do with Kamala Harris as his VP, and making a convincing case that she ought to abandon her near shoo-in run for Senate to take that role.
Posted by: JEM at February 02, 2016 01:15 PM (o+SC1)

____

She can run for both. Oh sure there may be some law or something that says she cant. But she's a) woman, b) black, c) Democrat which means laws don't mean fuck all.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 02, 2016 01:21 PM (0LHZx)

575 Hey. I know. "Catshit on a Stick". Mold hamburger or sausage to look like large cat turd, put a stick in it, then grill it to well done. It'd be a hit with the kids.



Lose the stick and serve it in a flaming bag.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:21 PM (jqZ8a)

576 Free Range Oysters


With Prairie Crab.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:22 PM (rwI+c)

577 Biscuits and broccoli gravy.

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at February 02, 2016 01:22 PM (3+px3)

578 "Catshit on a Stick"

Also known as the Rahm Emmanuel.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 02, 2016 01:22 PM (659DL)

579
Grilled Tapioca

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 01:22 PM (8XRCm)

580 Hillary's a two-headed serpent so it's logical she would use a two-headed coin.

Posted by: Hank at February 02, 2016 01:22 PM (QYaLF)

581 Did Hillary use a two headed coin?


She is experience with two-headed things yes.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:23 PM (rwI+c)

582 Free Range Oysters

Roll 'em. Roll 'em. Roll 'em.

Posted by: Rowdy Yates at February 02, 2016 01:23 PM (FkBIv)

583 Baby Ruth Punch

Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 01:23 PM (zOTsN)

584 "Nixon's legacy isn't Watergate, it's the EPA."

Federally mandated affirmative action.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 01:24 PM (noWW6)

585 I have a friend who works at the All Knowing Irs. He's 53 and retiring in 2 years. I actually hold some resentment toward a guy who is actually a very good person and I feel bad about it.

Posted by: CozMark at February 02, 2016 01:24 PM (CbGSW)

586 A May Morning in Moret

A February morning in Margaritaville. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 02, 2016 01:24 PM (La6jE)

587 MOM! DAD! The Beanie Weinee Truck is coming down the street!

Posted by: jwest at February 02, 2016 01:24 PM (Zs4uk)

588 565 Hey. I know. "Catshit on a Stick".

Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 01:19 PM (Fmupd)

-----

I prefer free-range cat turds harvested from their natural environment, the litter box. Or as I like to call it, the Whitman Sampler.

Posted by: The Family Dog at February 02, 2016 01:24 PM (/f6Nd)

589 Hey, it's 1:30. Someone wake up the ewok.


Posted by: Nip Sip at February 02, 2016 01:25 PM (jJRIy)

590 One amendment I would like in the Constitution is that no law can last more than five years. Everything has to be repassed. If a particular law is working, it would just be a formality. But if it's controversial, the proponents need to work for it again.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:25 PM (rwI+c)

591 >>Rush says it's over for Hillary. Even if she wins the nom.

She likely knows this but just can't let the dream go. Hence, the bizarro victory speech last night. Probably wanted to make that speech before she loses the opportunity to, even if it was just for f#$%@ing hicks in m$#@er-f#$%ing Iowa surrounded by g#@-d@!ed corn fields (just imagining how Hillary might phrase it).

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2016 01:25 PM (NOIQH)

592 Hillary: "I believe in Harvey Dent."


Yes. Finns are tough bastards, and no mistake. But that PSA video makes them look light in the loafers. How does such a strong people and strong country end up being run by pussies?
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 12:04 PM (OWuDb)

Anyone who ignores politics will be ruled by their inferiors.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 02, 2016 01:26 PM (VdICR)

593 Not my idea, but it's fabulous: Greek salad on a stick

http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/greek-salad-skewers.aspx

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2016 01:26 PM (NOIQH)

594 Nixon's legacy is many things but one of them is 'revenue sharing' returning surplus social security tax receipts to state and local governments trying to buy political support.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 02, 2016 01:26 PM (UHXR6)

595 Ace put up a post at 2:20 am. We'll be lucky to see anything out of him before supper.

Posted by: sleep patterns of the offworld Ewok at February 02, 2016 01:27 PM (2WoCi)

596 590
One amendment I would like in the Constitution is that no law can last
more than five years. Everything has to be repassed. If a particular
law is working, it would just be a formality. But if it's
controversial, the proponents need to work for it again.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:25 PM (rwI+c)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Texas has the "Sunset Commission" and all they worry about is which government department to shut down next.

Posted by: CozMark at February 02, 2016 01:27 PM (CbGSW)

597 Rush says it's over for Hillary. Even if she wins the nom.

Hope springs eternal.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 02, 2016 01:27 PM (FkBIv)

598
Cream of Corn Dogs

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 01:28 PM (8XRCm)

599 Noon is ever the hope of Ewoks.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:28 PM (rwI+c)

600 Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:25 PM (rwI+c)

Going back to laws applying to congress would help as well. The Federalist Papers cited that as a major way to keep lawmakers honest and I don't know why they didn't codify it into the Constitution.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 01:28 PM (GDulk)

601 >>Cream of Corn Dogs

It would be hard to improve corn dogs --- maybe the addition of bacon?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2016 01:29 PM (NOIQH)

602 That is a problem with all the candidates. The third worldization of America will continue full-speed ahead. But not to fear, they are all natural conservatives and the Asians are really good in STEM.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 02, 2016 01:04 PM (NUqwG)

I suppose you are right.. it wouldn't pay to have the best and the brightest here. Close the doors. If you ain't here already.. too bad, so sad. /

Posted by: gapoz at February 02, 2016 01:29 PM (thyJJ)

603 560
There are plenty of conservative women qualified to be President/VP. If one of those qualified individuals happens to have an advantage that could reduce or nullify a likely advantage of the opponent (i.e. girl power nonsense) then there is nothing wrong with choosing that person as a running mate. I'm not saying just choose a vagina but politics is what it is.

Posted by: Naes at February 02, 2016 01:29 PM (Ypc8j)

604 Over? Was it over when the Peruvians bombed Guam?

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 02, 2016 01:29 PM (La6jE)

605 I'm helping! I'm helping!

Posted by: Sticker Boy at February 02, 2016 01:29 PM (VdICR)

606 600 Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:25 PM (rwI+c)

Going back to laws applying to congress would help as well. The Federalist Papers cited that as a major way to keep lawmakers honest and I don't know why they didn't codify it into the Constitution.



Insider trading is the one that pisses me off the most.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:30 PM (jqZ8a)

607 it wouldn't pay to have the best and the brightest here

Country's full. Moose out front should have told ya.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:30 PM (rwI+c)

608 Ok, I figure that I'll kill this thread now.
Now that O'Malley dropped out the Dems have 2 candidates, both crusty old white people, average age on election day 72.
The top 5 repubs Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Carson and Yeb. 2 "Hispanics" (although white Hispanics), a black guy an orange guy and Yeb. Average age 57. Who is the party of old white people again?

Also, how does the Hildebeest already have 384 delegates? Sanders only had 29. How is that possible.

Posted by: Timon at February 02, 2016 01:30 PM (KSonr)

609
Totino's Pizza Cinnamon Rolls

Posted by: fixerupper at February 02, 2016 01:30 PM (8XRCm)

610
Nixon's legacy isn't Watergate, it's the EPA.

Federally mandated affirmative action.




Fiat currency -- and some ugly Eisenhower kids.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 01:31 PM (kdS6q)

611 We won a two-front world war and dominated the post war period with a population of 140 million.

We're good with what we got.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:31 PM (rwI+c)

612 Posted by: Sticker Boy at February 02, 2016 01:29 PM (VdICR)

Odds on his surviving a month? Hillary! had to have already been pretty upset and having him turn her (already pathetic and weird) speech into a clown show can't have made her more happy.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 01:32 PM (GDulk)

613 It would be hard to improve corn dogs --- maybe the addition of bacon?



Dogs wrapped in bacon before being dipped in batter & deep fried. Sounds like a winner.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:32 PM (jqZ8a)

614 Also, how does the Hildebeest already have 384 delegates? Sanders only had 29. How is that possible.

Posted by: Timon at February 02, 2016 01:30 PM (KSonr)

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Don't worry about the delegates. Demorats use Super-delegates and I read a month ago that The Arkansas Bitch has 2/3 of them in her column already.

Posted by: CozMark at February 02, 2016 01:32 PM (CbGSW)

615 & deep fried


in lard.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:32 PM (rwI+c)

616 Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:32 PM (jqZ8a)

You keep coming up with such tasty ideas. I guess I should go have lunch before I start gnawing my arm.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 01:33 PM (GDulk)

617 Also, how does the Hildebeest already have 384 delegates? Sanders only had 29. How is that possible.



They "deemed" it.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:34 PM (jqZ8a)

618 615 & deep fried


in lard.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:32 PM (rwI+c)


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


Served with a container of melted butter.

Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 01:34 PM (Fmupd)

619 deep fried

It's finger-lickin' good.

Posted by: Colonel Bernie Sanders at February 02, 2016 01:34 PM (La6jE)

620 Re: Sticker Boy

That's what these candidates deserve for using people props.
So tired of this - did it become popular with Obama, who seems compelled to have people behind him for most speeches, such as the Obamacare one with doctors wearing white lab coats (provided by WH staff, of course)?
Enough with people props already.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2016 01:34 PM (NOIQH)

621 To the people who don't believe Cruz did not realize he had dual citizenship up until a few years ago - tell me, what advantage would it have given him to knowingly maintain dual citizenship? Do you think he said to himself, hey, if US politics don't work out for me, I can always run for mayor of Calgary?

I don't see any indication that Cruz took any interest whatsoever in being Canadian. If he had known about the dual citizenship, he would realized immediately (being a bright guy) that it would win him no brownie points at all on either side of the border.

So I find his explanation plausible - far more plausible than any idea he had a hidden attachment to the Maple Leaf flag.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:35 PM (u0lmX)

622 Chicken feet deep-fried in 10-40.

Posted by: Hank at February 02, 2016 01:35 PM (QYaLF)

623 "We won a two-front world war and dominated the post war period with a population of 140 million."

Impossible. We lacked the critical level of diversity to do such.

Just as you know the moon landings had to have been faked. Look at the old photos of Mission Control. A bunch of white men! Not diverse at all! How could they possibly have managed it? Pull the other one!

Posted by: torquewrench at February 02, 2016 01:36 PM (noWW6)

624 Over? Was it over when the Peruvians bombed Guam?
Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!!


It was the tipping point.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 02, 2016 01:36 PM (FkBIv)

625 You keep coming up with such tasty ideas. I guess I should go have lunch before I start gnawing my arm.



LOL. Half of the ideas they already have at the Texas State Fair. Especially all of the deep fried.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:36 PM (jqZ8a)

626 Posted by: Colonel Bernie Sanders at February 02, 2016 01:34 PM (La6jE

Generalisimo

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at February 02, 2016 01:36 PM (X+nFp)

627 Via a Weekly Standard link at Hotair.com, the Iowa Republican Entrance poll has 64% of the Republican electorate self-identifying as "evangelical", and they went strongly for Cruz (34-22-21 Cruz,Trump, Rubio).

Wow.

Posted by: mrp at February 02, 2016 01:36 PM (JBggj)

628 New Coffee joint open around the corner from me..Japanese I think.

Good coffee and about to try the danish

Good to have something new, unlike this smelly thread

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 01:37 PM (kzdjp)

629 So there is video of Clinton voter fraud.


You Sanders supporters gonna sit back and take that???

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:37 PM (fWAjv)

630 Also, how does the Hildebeest already have 384 delegates? Sanders only had 29. How is that possible.


Just one more oddity in the Schrodinger's Primary.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 02, 2016 01:37 PM (eytER)

631
Browns are releasing Manziel in March, according to reports...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 01:37 PM (BK3ZS)

632 Just as you know the moon landings had to have been faked. Look at the old photos of Mission Control. A bunch of white men!

Wearing white shirts. Smoking white cigarettes. Using white slide rules.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 02, 2016 01:37 PM (FkBIv)

633
The Associated Press has declared Hillary Clinton the winner of the Iowa caucuses. The AP made the call after 1 p.m. on Tuesday as Clinton maintained a 0.2 percentage point lead on Bernie Sanders with all of Iowa's 1,683 precincts reporting.

An aide for Sanders said Tuesday morning that the campaign was "still assessing" whether to ask the state party for a recount, according to the AP.

A Democratic aide told The Hill that there was no provision for a recount in the Iowa caucuses. A full-fledged recount would be near impossible, as voters signal their support by moving to a certain spot in the room to signal their chosen candidate. Those conditions cannot be exactly recreated, but the Sanders campaign has called for a release of the raw voting numbers at each precinct site. Typically, only the number of delegates each candidate wins per site is reported.



Oh dear, we made our first critical primary contest easy to steal? How unexpected.

Posted by: The Democrats *wink*

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 01:37 PM (kdS6q)

634 Posted by: Colonel Bernie Sanders at February 02, 2016 01:34 PM (La6jE

Generalisimo


Comrade Sanders Lithuanian Fried Kulak

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 01:38 PM (8ZskC)

635 Video


http://tinyurl.com/jprjcmp

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:38 PM (fWAjv)

636 Johnny Football is on the Crazy Train.

Posted by: CozMark at February 02, 2016 01:38 PM (CbGSW)

637 627 Via a Weekly Standard link at Hotair.com, the Iowa Republican Entrance poll has 64% of the Republican electorate self-identifying as "evangelical", and they went strongly for Cruz (34-22-21 Cruz,Trump, Rubio).

Wow.
Posted by: mrp at February 02, 2016 01:36 PM (JBggj)


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


Don't think he'll be getting that type of turnout in NH or SC.

Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 01:38 PM (Fmupd)

638 So basically in the caucus they have to hand count everyone depending on what side they're sitting on. Well when it came time to do the second count the numbers were off. The first vote breakdown was like this
FIRST VOTE: 215 Sanders 210 Clinton 26 O'Malley 8 Undecided 459 TOTAL
And this is the SECOND Vote: 232 Clinton 224 Sanders 456 Total
So somehow they lost 3 people but Clinton's vote went up by 14.
So basically what had happened was Hillary's team didn't take the time to do a full recount instead she just added the new people who joined the second vote. Which clearly wasn't an accurate count.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:39 PM (fWAjv)

639 631
Browns are releasing Manziel in March, according to reports...
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 01:37 PM (BK3ZS)

Sounds like a good excuse for drinking.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 01:39 PM (RD7QR)

640
627 Via a Weekly Standard link at Hotair.com, the Iowa Republican Entrance poll has 64% of the Republican electorate self-identifying as "evangelical", and they went strongly for Cruz (34-22-21 Cruz,Trump, Rubio).

Wow.


Posted by: mrp at February 02, 2016 01:36 PM (JBggj)


Boy, those Palin, Santorum and Huck endorsements of Trump really swayed the holy Joes , didn't they?

I think this probably a nail in the coffin of Palin's hopes of being a kingmaker.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:40 PM (u0lmX)

641 Browns are releasing Manziel in March, according to reports...
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 01:37 PM (BK3ZS)

Sounds like a good excuse for drinking.
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 01:39 PM (RD7QR)

For you or for him?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 01:40 PM (kzdjp)

642 Nixon's legacy isn't Watergate, it's the EPA.

And that whole putting an end to the failed Democrat Commie fighting strategy of 10's of thousands of US soldiers blood for stalemates. Or blowing up more Russkie stuff than the Battle of Kursk. Or pulling a little room between Moscow and Peking., etc.


Posted by: DaveA at February 02, 2016 01:41 PM (DL2i+)

643 632
Just as you know the moon landings had to have been faked. Look at the old photos of Mission Control. A bunch of white men!



Wearing white shirts. Smoking white cigarettes. Using white slide rules.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 02, 2016 01:37 PM (FkBIv)

All with crew cuts and khaki pants.
The patriarchy! Long may it rule!

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 02, 2016 01:41 PM (jJRIy)

644
Slack jawed tongue chewing Bill Clinton looked a little cray cray last night
Posted by: ThunderB at February 02, 2016 11:05 AM (zOTsN)
.......................

I thought he looked like somebody hit him in the back of the head with a 2x6 then fed him a couple oxy's. Either that or he's dying of AIDS.

Posted by: wth at February 02, 2016 01:41 PM (HgMAr)

645 I had not appreciated how much the Republican changed the primary cycle this year. Texas and Alabama will be proportional this time. Odd.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:42 PM (rwI+c)

646 You Sanders supporters gonna sit back and take that???p



Yeah. The Bolsheviks wouldn't have stood up for that kind of behavior from the Mensheviks. What happened to that 1917 spirit?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 01:42 PM (8ZskC)

647 What if the brothers decide not to show up in SC and Hillary gets her ass kicked?



Put a fork in her then.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 02, 2016 01:42 PM (jJRIy)

648
To the people who don't believe Cruz did not realize he had dual citizenship up until a few years ago - tell me, what advantage would it have given him to knowingly maintain dual citizenship?
Posted by: Donna and V.



Why does anyone keep their dual citizenship, even if they "don't intend to use it"?

Tens of millions of Mexicans in the US come to mind. Let's ask them.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 01:43 PM (kdS6q)

649 What the Sander's people need is some "muscle"!

Posted by: Prof Click at February 02, 2016 01:43 PM (jJRIy)

650 The DNC declared cankles the winner in Iowa. Have they declared her s Saint yet?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 01:43 PM (kzdjp)

651 Why would anyone want to stick a fork in Hillary!-Mao?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 01:43 PM (9AErY)

652 Last week we got stinky middle of the day threads up over 1000 comments, and dominated the ensuing threads, with a population of only 140 million.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 01:43 PM (xuouz)

653 647 Put a fork in her then.

Her rump looks like a particularly large target for a fork.

Posted by: Naes at February 02, 2016 01:44 PM (Ypc8j)

654 Her rump looks like a particularly large target for a fork.


A pitchfork.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:44 PM (rwI+c)

655 " If he had known about the dual citizenship, he would realized
immediately (being a bright guy) that it would win him no brownie points
at all on either side of the border." Donna

He ain't so bright if he didn't know. He knew he was born there, and supposedly looked into anchor baby citizenship issues, yet didn't consider he was Canadian?

Trump says there are advantages. Many people over recent years have been setting up Canadian bank accounts as a safeguard against the currency abuse in the US. Not just the nuts, but top finance guys explaining to clients how to do it legally. We know the government can't pay its debts, and is interested in confiscation, or tax on assets.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 01:44 PM (5Gpe2)

656 635 Video


http://tinyurl.com/jprjcmp
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:38 PM (fWAjv)

So basically Hillary's supporters are angry white lesbians?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 01:44 PM (RD7QR)

657 Why does anyone keep their dual citizenship, even if they "don't intend to use it"?


Actually, and this has NOTHING to do with Cruz, but many people have dual citizenships ( especially as the USA the second one) as an escape ticket in case where they are goes to shit and they have to flee

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 01:45 PM (kzdjp)

658 Her rump looks like a particularly large target for a fork.


Salad or pitch?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 01:45 PM (8ZskC)

659 Results from 90 precincts were missing?

Democrats gotta Democrat.

Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2016 01:45 PM (zoehZ)

660 Many people over recent years have been setting up Canadian bank accounts as a safeguard against the currency abuse in the US.


Was Cruz one of them?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:45 PM (rwI+c)

661 I thought he looked like somebody hit him in the
back of the head with a 2x6 then fed him a couple oxy's. Either that or
he's dying of AIDS.

Posted by: wth at February 02, 2016 01:41 PM (HgMAr)

A Vegan diet is not the best shit for a 68 year old with STDs

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 02, 2016 01:45 PM (jJRIy)

662
Tens of millions of Mexicans in the US come to mind. Let's ask them.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 01:43 PM (kdS6q)

Yeah, lets. How many of them think they have a shot at becoming first a Senator and then the President of the United States?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:46 PM (u0lmX)

663
647 Put a fork in her then.
...............

Even we wouldn't do that.

Posted by: pygmy cannibals at February 02, 2016 01:46 PM (HgMAr)

664 Kumrad Sanders.

Clintonburo has altered the deal.

Pray they do not alter it further.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 01:46 PM (xuouz)

665 To the people who don't believe Cruz did not realize he had dual citizenship up until a few years ago - tell me, what advantage would it have given him to knowingly maintain dual citizenship?
Posted by: Donna and V.



Why does anyone keep their dual citizenship, even if they "don't intend to use it"?


Options.
Always have a Plan B.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:46 PM (jqZ8a)

666 641 Browns are releasing Manziel in March, according to reports...
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 01:37 PM (BK3ZS)

Sounds like a good excuse for drinking.
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 01:39 PM (RD7QR)

For you or for him?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 01:40 PM (kzdjp)

Yes.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 01:46 PM (RD7QR)

667
And that whole putting an end to the failed Democrat Commie fighting strategy of 10's of thousands of US soldiers blood for stalemates.
Posted by: DaveA



Another 5 years of wasted treasure and blood in a war he was just going to lose.

You're putting that in his Win column?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 01:46 PM (kdS6q)

668 What the Sander's people need is some "muscle"!
Posted by: Prof Click at February 02, 2016 01:43 PM (jJRIy)


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


What Sanders needs is Sharpton and Jackson rolling in for a shakedown.

Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 01:47 PM (Fmupd)

669 Some alternate art

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/fashion-paper-Asya-Kozina-17.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 01:47 PM (9AErY)

670 So I find his explanation plausible - far more plausible than any idea he had a hidden attachment to the Maple Leaf flag.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:35 PM (u0lmX)


I hear he has a maple leaf tramp stamp...

Posted by: Timon at February 02, 2016 01:47 PM (KSonr)

671 659
Results from 90 precincts were missing?

Democrats gotta Democrat.

Am I the only one who thinks caucuses are bizarre and prone to junk like this?


Posted by: Naes at February 02, 2016 01:47 PM (Ypc8j)

672 The Democrat primary in NH is gonna be a donnybrook.

Posted by: mrp at February 02, 2016 01:47 PM (JBggj)

673 Pastrami Turnovers.

Posted by: Grump928(C)

OMG I'm sold! Pastrami turnovers filled with your choice of mustard, sauerkraut, pickles.....

Now I'm hungry

Posted by: Cheri at February 02, 2016 01:48 PM (oiNtH)

674 More to the point, why wouldn't someone keep their dual citizenship?

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 02, 2016 01:48 PM (bZ7mE)

675 629 So there is video of Clinton voter fraud.
You Sanders supporters gonna sit back and take that???
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 01:37 PM (fWAjv)

Fight fight fight fight fight!

War ON women? War OF women!

White "Ready for Hillary" t-shirts on this side of the room! Baby blue "Feel the Bern" t-shirts on this side of the room. Baby oil, activate!

Fight fight fight fight fight!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 01:48 PM (xuouz)

676 New Hampshire will be the setting for Brokeback Donkey?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 01:48 PM (9AErY)

677 611 We won a two-front world war and dominated the post war period with a population of 140 million.

We're good with what we got.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 02, 2016 01:31 PM (rwI+c)
Hear! Hear!

Well said, sir.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 02, 2016 01:48 PM (lutOX)

678 To the people who don't believe Cruz did not
realize he had dual citizenship up until a few years ago - tell me,
what advantage would it have given him to knowingly maintain dual
citizenship? Do you think he said to himself, hey, if US politics don't
work out for me, I can always run for mayor of Calgary?



I don't see any indication that Cruz took any interest whatsoever in
being Canadian. If he had known about the dual citizenship, he would
realized immediately (being a bright guy) that it would win him no
brownie points at all on either side of the border.



So I find his explanation plausible - far more plausible than any idea he had a hidden attachment to the Maple Leaf flag.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:35 PM (u0lmX)

Yes

Posted by: redbanzai at February 02, 2016 01:49 PM (OrI3J)

679 Dual citizenship is like polygamy. Some people believe in it, others don't.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 02, 2016 01:49 PM (NUqwG)

680 Johnny Football is on the Crazy Train.


Posted by: CozMark at February 02, 2016 01:38 PM (CbGSW)
dfas

And I'm jumpin' right on that sucker. Welcome to Dallas Johnny!!

Posted by: Jerreh Jones at February 02, 2016 01:49 PM (KSonr)

681 *looks around*

Ace must have gone to Iowa and had a nasty run-in with children of the corn.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 02, 2016 01:50 PM (FsuaD)

682 With an unusual choice of language, US Secretary of State John Kerry waded into Islamic theological debate on Tuesday when he branded the Islamic State terror group "apostates."

The United States affords its citizens religious freedom and does not consider apostasy a crime, but Kerry chose the term to rubbish the jihadists' claims of piety.

So says Imam Horceface

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 01:50 PM (kzdjp)

683
Yeah, lets. How many of them think they have a shot at becoming first a Senator and then the President of the United States?
Posted by: Donna and V



Yeah, let's. Because there are more than a few historic first VP picks being floated by both parties that have jus sanguinis citizenship. Would be nice to clear that up now.

Because at least the Canadian did eventually officially renounce his foreign citizenship in th 2014. These other guys -- not so much.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 01:51 PM (kdS6q)

684 Actually, and this has NOTHING to do with Cruz, but many people have dual citizenships ( especially as the USA the second one) as an escape ticket in case where they are goes to shit and they have to flee



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


This is true. I know a Polish couple that were going to give up their Polish passports. And then Fredo was elected......

Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 01:51 PM (Fmupd)

685 Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 02, 2016 01:50 PM (FsuaD)

Pretty sure that caucus video was the children of the corn.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at February 02, 2016 01:51 PM (X+nFp)

686 To the people who don't believe Cruz did not
realize he had dual citizenship up until a few years ago - tell me,
what advantage would it have given him to knowingly maintain dual
citizenship? Do you think he said to himself, hey, if US politics don't
work out for me, I can always run for mayor of Calgary?



I don't see any indication that Cruz took any interest whatsoever in
being Canadian. If he had known about the dual citizenship, he would
realized immediately (being a bright guy) that it would win him no
brownie points at all on either side of the border.



So I find his explanation plausible - far more plausible than any idea he had a hidden attachment to the Maple Leaf flag.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:35 PM (u0lmX)

Yes

Posted by: redbanzai at February 02, 2016 01:49 PM (OrI3J)


Calgary has a queer muslim for mayor. Ted would be a decided improvement.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2016 01:51 PM (Z8fuk)

687
You Sanders supporters gonna sit back and take that???
......................

Yeah really, none of 'em have jobs so they have plenty of time to paint some signs and stand around on street corners.

Posted by: wth at February 02, 2016 01:52 PM (HgMAr)

688 Breaking News: Harvey Dent was found dead in Fort Marcy Park of apparent suicide. Notably, his favorite coin was missing from his person.

Posted by: Fritz at February 02, 2016 01:52 PM (UzPAd)

689 Ed Driscoll over at Insty's place passes on a report that the usual reprobates are planning a "major disruption" to the Super Bowl.

Oh, please, Br'er BLM, don't throw us into the cabbage patch!

(Aw, crap, that's like racism in LAYERS!!!)

Posted by: filbert at February 02, 2016 01:52 PM (s5o+q)

690 Laurie David's Cervix : Nixon's legacy isn't Watergate, it's the EPA.
Federally mandated affirmative action.
Fiat currency -- and some ugly Eisenhower kids.


"We have a saying on Vulcan.

"Only Nixon could go to China." -Spock

Posted by: mindful webworker - tricky at February 02, 2016 01:52 PM (Yu4ah)

691 >>The United States affords its citizens religious freedom and does not
consider apostasy a crime, but Kerry chose the term to rubbish the
jihadists' claims of piety.



Seriously, did Kerry convert to Islam?
He sure talks like a convert. Maybe his daughter converted and convinced him to join as well?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2016 01:52 PM (NOIQH)

692 Why does anyone keep their dual citizenship, even if they "don't intend to use it"?


Options.
Always have a Plan B.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2016 01:46 PM (jqZ8a)

Again, Cruz isn't "anyone." He isn't an anonymous Jew hanging on to an Israeli passport just in case or a Mexican who skips back and forth across the border when it suits his purposes. He's a highly ambitious man who has staked out a career in American, not Canadian,politics. I doubt Plan B was running for office in British Columbia.

It served no purpose at all for him to have it.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:52 PM (u0lmX)

693 The United States affords its citizens religious freedom and does not consider apostasy a crime, but Kerry chose the term because this administration is a believer in the clap on/clap off school of theology.

The US government is now in the business of determining the piety of muslims.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 02, 2016 01:53 PM (326rv)

694 I'm a Christian, though a poor one. As a walking target for the left, all I can say is 'bring it on'. Or is that supposed to be 'come and take it'? Cruz, yea verily.

Posted by: Eromero at February 02, 2016 01:53 PM (zLDYs)

695 Ted Cruz was born to American citizens and is an American citizen. Grand Time Wizard, War Baron, and Seer Trump brought this up now so that the fight could be had 105,675,550 times before the general so that the closer we get to the convention the more obvious it is that anyone who brings it up is the kind of asshole who doesn't stop pouring if you don't say "when."

Also go scope Scott Adams' post for today. Greatest bloggy-feeling blog post possibly of all time.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 01:54 PM (xuouz)

696
" If he had known about the dual citizenship, he would realized

immediately (being a bright guy) that it would win him no brownie points

at all on either side of the border." Donna

He ain't so
bright if he didn't know. He knew he was born there, and supposedly
looked into anchor baby citizenship issues, yet didn't consider he was
Canadian?

Trump says there are advantages. Many people over
recent years have been setting up Canadian bank accounts as a safeguard
against the currency abuse in the US. Not just the nuts, but top finance
guys explaining to clients how to do it legally. We know the government
can't pay its debts, and is interested in confiscation, or tax on
assets.


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 01:44 PM (5Gpe2)

Please show us where Cruz enjoyed any benefit...
Also, Trump argument RE bank accounts is a stupid one since you don't have to be Canadian to have a Canadian bank account (just as you don't have to be an American to have an American bank account and you don't have to be Swiss to have a Swiss bank account).

Posted by: redbanzai at February 02, 2016 01:54 PM (OrI3J)

697 682 With an unusual choice of language, US Secretary of State John Kerry waded into Islamic theological debate on Tuesday when he branded the Islamic State terror group "apostates."

The United States affords its citizens religious freedom and does not consider apostasy a crime, but Kerry chose the term to rubbish the jihadists' claims of piety.

So says Imam Horceface
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 01:50 PM (kzdjp)

Playing to the Shiites again. This is going to bite us in the ass.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 01:54 PM (RD7QR)

698 The US government is now in the business of determining the piety of muslims.
============

And the Little Sisters of the Poor just shrug their shoulders.

Posted by: mrp at February 02, 2016 01:55 PM (JBggj)

699 John Kerry Hadji Heinz?

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at February 02, 2016 01:55 PM (X+nFp)

700 I prefer free-range cat turds harvested from their natural environment, the litter box. Or as I like to call it, the Whitman Sampler.

Posted by: The Family Dog


We call it 'Almond Rocca' at our house.

Oh God, we do need a new thread.

Posted by: Cheri at February 02, 2016 01:56 PM (oiNtH)

701 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:52 PM (u0lmX)


I'm goin to go out on a limb here, but I get the feeling Donna and V. is not a Cruz fan?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 01:56 PM (kzdjp)

702
White "Ready for Hillary" t-shirts on this side of the room! Baby blue "Feel the Bern" t-shirts on this side of the room. Baby oil, activate!
......................

Unemployed dykes vs pajama boys. It's gonna get ugly!

Posted by: wth at February 02, 2016 01:57 PM (HgMAr)

703 The US government is now in the business of determining the piety of muslims.
Posted by: Blue Hen at February 02, 2016 01:53 PM (326rv)

No shit. Hah. How close does feel-good multi culti advocacy come to "make no law respecting an establishment of religion"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 01:57 PM (xuouz)

704 702 wth

"Shudder"

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 02, 2016 01:57 PM (u82oZ)

705 Unemployed dykes vs pajama boys. It's gonna get ugly!
Posted by: wth at February 02, 2016 01:57 PM (HgMAr)

Invites were issued to accredited sororities only. It was suggesteded, but not required, that freshman pledges be encouraged to attend the event.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 02, 2016 01:58 PM (xuouz)

706 Nearly 20 per cent of Muslims living in France think there are too many Jews in the country, a survey by the French Judaism Foundation has discovered.


And the other 80% are lying or don't speak frances

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 01:58 PM (kzdjp)

707 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 01:56 PM (kzdjp)

Huh? He's my first choice.

You're not reading carefully. I'm defending the man.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:59 PM (u0lmX)

708 The United States affords its citizens religious freedom and does not consider apostasy a crime, but Kerry chose the term to rubbish the jihadists' claims of piety.

So says Imam Horceface
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 01:50 PM (kzdjp)

Predictable leftist elitism. I know better than you what you want, what you need, and who you are. Because I am an elite from Harvard, Yale, fill in the blank, and live in a high rise in NY and an apartment in Paris.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 02, 2016 01:59 PM (TKQrK)

709
Ted Cruz was born to American citizens....
Posted by: Ghost of kari



Not even 7 words in before the first error.

His father wasn't an American Citizen until 2005. Raffi wasn't even a Canadian citizen until 1973.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 02:00 PM (kdS6q)

710
The US government is now in the business of determining the piety of muslims.
============



And the Little Sisters of the Poor just shrug their shoulders.

Posted by: mrp at February 02, 2016 01:55 PM (JBggj)
It's not as if the pope is really Catholic, anyway.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2016 02:01 PM (X6fMO)

711 You have been blessed with a new thread.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at February 02, 2016 02:01 PM (MbrzC)

712 Huh? He's my first choice.

You're not reading carefully. I'm defending the man.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 01:59 PM (u0lmX)

Oh?
Sorry

But you assumed I read it
Your assumed I can read
It's been a long day
Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 02:02 PM (kzdjp)

713 Nood.

Posted by: HH at February 02, 2016 02:02 PM (DrCtv)

714 According to a Bloomberg article (via Drudge), the Fed wants to test how banks would handle "negative" rates.

Posted by: mrp at February 02, 2016 02:02 PM (JBggj)

715 Lizzy @ 593 - brilliant and so easy!

Posted by: Cheri at February 02, 2016 02:02 PM (oiNtH)

716 And the other 80% are lying or don't speak frances

Tell them to lighten up.

Posted by: fluffy at February 02, 2016 02:02 PM (AfsKp)

717 608 Ok, I figure that I'll kill this thread now.
Now that O'Malley dropped out the Dems have 2 candidates, both crusty old white people, average age on election day 72.

Posted by: Timon at February 02, 2016 01:30 PM (KSonr)


Hey remember the good old days when the MSM used to run stories about the ages of Republican candidates (Reagan, Bush I, Dole, McCain) and express grave misgivings about whether an old guy could handle the stresses of the Presidency?

Good times those were.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 02:03 PM (OWuDb)

718 Playing to the Shiites again. This is going to bite us in the ass.
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 02, 2016 01:54 PM (RD7QR)


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


It keeps the chaos going. Don't think that Horseyface didn't have those words dictated to him from the WH.

Remember. The dems/leftists want chaos. They NEED chaos.

Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2016 02:04 PM (Fmupd)

719 Because I am an elite from Harvard, Yale, fill in the blank, and live in a high rise in NY and an apartment in Paris.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 02, 2016 01:59 PM (TKQrK)

He lives in an apartment on the 99th floor of his block.

And he sits at home looking out the window and imagining if the world has stopped.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 02, 2016 02:04 PM (u0lmX)

720 687
They don't need jobs they are all trust fund capitalists

Posted by: Bubba at February 02, 2016 02:04 PM (R6wzt)

721 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2016 01:56 PM (kzdjp)

I think she's trying to say that the dual citizenship thing is a "nothing burger".

I may (or may not) have had dual citizenship since I was born in Germany to American parents so I can understand not knowing. Didn't know how to find out pre-internet and now that I'm over 40 I'm sure it doesn't matter.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 02:04 PM (GDulk)

722 If Jerrah Jones could tame Charles Haley he might have a chance at tightening the loose screws in Johnny Foosball's head.

Posted by: Hank at February 02, 2016 02:05 PM (QYaLF)

723 Some alternate art

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/fashion-paper-Asya-Kozina-17.jpg
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 01:47 PM


Shruggs, thought it was a maidenform bra ad from the days when "I dreamed I was a princess in my maidenform bra. . ."

Upon further review, how in the world did she cut that lace out of paper?

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 02, 2016 02:06 PM (UHXR6)

724 Posted by: OregonMuse at February 02, 2016 02:03 PM (OWuDb)

Except that we can't point that out *too* loudly since Trump is mumble-mumble years old too. If he's the oldest we've got, we're doing better than the Ds though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2016 02:07 PM (GDulk)

725 Not even 7 words in before the first error.

His father wasn't an American Citizen until 2005. Raffi wasn't even a Canadian citizen until 1973.


Stray "s."

Ted Cruz is a natural born American citizen per terms of Immigration and Naturalization Act -- passed by the Congress under its Article I enumerated powers and duly signed by the President.

Enough already.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 02, 2016 02:11 PM (659DL)

726 Ted Cruz is a natural born American citizen per terms of Immigration and Naturalization Act -- passed by the Congress under its Article I enumerated powers and duly signed by the President.

Enough already.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 02, 2016 02:11 PM (659DL)

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

So Congress has the power to establish an uniform rule of naturalization and Cruz falls under that rule?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 02, 2016 02:19 PM (LXJ1e)

727 No he is a citizen, by the acts cited
They were for granting citizenship
The US Constitution has a higher standard to become POTUS, that you have been born in the USA
You must look at what the writers meant at the time it was written and why Congress
passed those acts, they were for citizenship purposes
Plus also I don't like him because he may not protect the donor class, they who create jobs and trickle down on us

Posted by: Bubba at February 02, 2016 02:20 PM (R6wzt)

728 "Please show us where Cruz enjoyed any benefit..." banzai

Just having the citizenship is the benefit, regardless of whether he uses it. He could have moved there and enjoyed citizenship benefits, if the US has a financial collapse or starts taxing assets. Rich people make such contingency plans.

Trump didn't argue about the bank accounts, I got that from a financial guy I pay to read (not regarding Cruz). My point was there could be a time in the future where being able to move to a more sound economy would be advantageous. That is done more fully (access to benefits, other things I guess) if one has citizenship. duh

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 02:26 PM (5Gpe2)

729 No he is a citizen, by the acts cited

They were for granting citizenship

The US Constitution has a higher standard to become POTUS, that you have been born in the USA

You must look at what the writers meant at the time it was written and why Congress

passed those acts, they were for citizenship purposes

Plus also I don't like him because he may not protect the donor class, they who create jobs and trickle down on us



Posted by: Bubba at February 02, 2016 02:20 PM (R6wzt)

You are wrong.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 02, 2016 02:35 PM (OrI3J)

730 "Please show us where Cruz enjoyed any benefit..." banzai

Just
having the citizenship is the benefit, regardless of whether he uses it.
He could have moved there and enjoyed citizenship benefits, if the US
has a financial collapse or starts taxing assets. Rich people make such
contingency plans.


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 02:26 PM (5Gpe2)



So what your saying is you can't show any benefit used by Cruz that would indicate that he knew about Canadian citizenship before 2013?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 02, 2016 02:37 PM (OrI3J)

731 The whole point of this dual citizenship was not whether Cruz even needed to drop it, but the clever way he claimed (kinda) he didn't know he had it, by just saying he had not seen his birth certificate. It is about his duplicity in trying to downplay it, since he only denounced it in 2014.

He was being too cute by half, or three quarters, which he does a lot. Maybe it is just good politics, praise the Lord.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 02, 2016 02:39 PM (5Gpe2)

732 never mind... was blocking the script that enabled it.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at February 02, 2016 03:21 PM (MbrzC)

733 I am a virology researcher studying mosquito-borne viruses at one of the top research institutions in the nation. The vector for Zika is the same as the vector for Dengue, so a decrease in the vector for one means a decrease in the vector for the other. The virus most likely came to Brazil in 2014 during the Va'a World Spring Championship canoe race, in which multiple teams from the South Pacific islands where previous outbreaks with the Asian strain of Zika had occurred.

There were some indications in previous outbreaks that there were some cerebral complications, but these became much more apparent (as severe symptoms often do) in this most recent large scale outbreak with at least a million and a half infected.

The reason for the large outbreak is most likely just population based, as Rio has a very large population of people living very close together compared to smaller African and island nations.

TL;DR: The article is a bogus GMO scare story with little scientific basis.

Posted by: Notunderabushel at February 02, 2016 03:50 PM (a5375)

734 Re: Zika/mosquitos

1. Most likely this is true/true/unrelated
2. If there is a link to the genetically-altered mosquitos, the only link that seems reasonable is that the geneered mosquitos changed the mosquito population in a way to favor those that carry Zika over those that carry dengue. Considering that dengue a) sucks the first time you get it and b) can become a viral hemorrhagic fever and be fatal on subsequent infections, trading dengue for Zika may be a decent lesser-of-two-evils option.
3. If (big if) the altered mosquitos had anything to do with Zika, this would be an example of an emergent effect not predictable ahead of time. Fewer mosquitos is almost always a good thing, the defect introduced in the mosquitos results in fewer mosquitos, not more.
4. Given that there was a Zika outbreak in French Polynesia less than 5 years ago, but before the altered mosquitos were introduced into the wild, most likely the two issues are completely unrelated. This is what happens when a virus is introduced to a new population. Hey, it's better than smallpox.

Posted by: Darren at February 02, 2016 04:53 PM (lYmOx)

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