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Georg Pauli, "Winter Evening at Söder, Stockholm" (1889)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 09:45 AM




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1 first?

Posted by: jjod3 at February 04, 2016 09:46 AM (3UYA8)

2 the corgi whistle has been sounded

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 04, 2016 09:47 AM (ZQfW9)

3 I think I need an eye exam.

Posted by: HH at February 04, 2016 09:47 AM (DrCtv)

4 what is that idiot talking about?

Posted by: mallfly at February 04, 2016 09:47 AM (MaaAj)

5 Woohoo, I win! Or is Damn, I have no life?

Posted by: jjod3 at February 04, 2016 09:48 AM (3UYA8)

6 I love that piece. Seems like an alternate reality now.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at February 04, 2016 09:48 AM (5buP8)

7 Stockholm, Before The Trumpnukes.

Posted by: Cheeseburger in Paranoia at February 04, 2016 09:48 AM (dlIzT)

8 Trump is an asshole.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 09:48 AM (xWW96)

9 Painter needed glasses.

Posted by: chique testing testing at February 04, 2016 09:48 AM (Mt8T4)

10 Shkreli smirking and openly contemptuous of the drug pricing committee.

Posted by: Kathysaysso at February 04, 2016 09:49 AM (3MG12)

11 Is this before or after the imported rapeyness?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 09:49 AM (9krrF)

12 See that house there...

and there..

and there..

and there..

and there..

and there..

Citizens had to give them up for the poor poor orphans and widows.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 09:49 AM (fWAjv)

13 Oh! The painter climbed up on the roof to spy on the girl bathing in that window.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 04, 2016 09:49 AM (1xUj/)

14 Is this the new mohammedian refugee center?

Posted by: chiefjaybob at February 04, 2016 09:49 AM (lb023)

15
#cointossesmatter

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (HSmrB)

16 Haaated it!

Posted by: zombie Thomas Kinkade at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (H9MG5)

17 Shadow of the Skandi.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (evdj2)

18 If you listen very hard - you can hear the call of the muezzein to evening prayers.

Posted by: McCool at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (nCSwS)

19 Pauli? No you won't be seeing Pauli no more.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (PwVxk)

20 Obama: in my own Christian faith.

Posted by: mallfly at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (MaaAj)

21

gloomy

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (qCMvj)

22 Looks like Georg was deep into the aquavit when he was painting this one.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (/tuJf)

23 This is the part of the Scandi day where you start pounding the vodka that tastes like fish scales and despair.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (RD7QR)

24 Winter evening, as seen through a window pane with a coating of Vaseline .

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (xWW96)

25 I just left a comment saying "in before the next thread." Guess I was wrong.

Morning, Glories! (^2)

Posted by: mindful webworker - in before the ONT! at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (WDy4l)

26
Meanwhile, ToFG:

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told black lawmakers Wednesday that he supports new voting rights protections they've championed, but said he won't bypass a committee chairman to move legislation, according to a Democrat who attended the gathering.

Enacted at the height of the Civil Rights movement, the VRA had required certain states to get federal pre-approval before changing election rules. The law had applied on a blanket basis to nine states most of them in the South. In June 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the decades-old formula dictating which regions are subject to the additional layer of scrutiny.

http://tinyurl.com/zzcd95a


"I'm helping Mommy!"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 09:51 AM (kdS6q)

27 The Vaseline-covered goggles...they do nothing!

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 04, 2016 09:51 AM (u5gzz)

28 Inside each of those little homes, people are warm and happy; unaware of the looming invasion soon to sweep over their little village.

Dooom

Posted by: Willias Claufold at February 04, 2016 09:51 AM (QaBhC)

29 When the Muzzies take over

IKEA ---> I KILL YA

Posted by: McCool at February 04, 2016 09:51 AM (nCSwS)

30 Isn't anything Pauli s'posed to be a girl with big bewbs holding beers?

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 04, 2016 09:51 AM (3ZtZW)

31 19 Pauli? No you won't be seeing Pauli no more.
Posted by: fairweatherbill at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (PwVxk)

He was so exclusionary.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 04, 2016 09:52 AM (RD7QR)

32 Georg needs to have the prescription on his glasses checked.

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 09:52 AM (zt+N6)

33 I saw artisanal's repost of the Cruz team tweet about Carson. I'd say it's CNN's fault mostly and I'm not as disturbed as I was before.

Posted by: chique testing testing at February 04, 2016 09:52 AM (Mt8T4)

34 Damn. Willowed by maddog.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 04, 2016 09:52 AM (u5gzz)

35 Makes it really hard to spot the sniper without the old spectacles.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 04, 2016 09:53 AM (AJeMv)

36
Speaking of whining:

Fiorina: It's hard to justify the only woman being excluded Saturday night's Republican debate.

The Hill


And iCarley plays the "10 of Genders" card for the umpteenth time.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 09:53 AM (kdS6q)

37 Full name was Johannes Georg Pauli Ringo.

Posted by: mindful webworker - yeah, yeah, yeah at February 04, 2016 09:53 AM (WDy4l)

38 I've been to Stockholm.

It's just that blurry.

Posted by: jwest at February 04, 2016 09:53 AM (Zs4uk)

39 Is the fuzziness of the painting caused by Stockholm Syndrome?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 04, 2016 09:54 AM (eytER)

40 I was going to have a bowl of Cinnamon Life for breakfast, but Trump nuked the box.

Darn.

Posted by: Cheeseburger in Paranoia at February 04, 2016 09:54 AM (dlIzT)

41 A little fuzzy, but nice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 09:54 AM (w4NZ8)

42
And in TV news:

BBC Top Gear's Second Host Is -- Matt LeBlanc From Friends

Joey will join effete Clarkson replacement Chris Evans, a 3rd host who will inevitably be an "inclusive" choice will be named later.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 09:54 AM (kdS6q)

43 I see one, possibly two marauding rapugee gangs....

Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 09:54 AM (NOIQH)

44 McCool: If you listen very hard - you can hear the call of the muezzein to evening prayers.

Sweetest sound in the world!

Posted by: dogs howling in the alley at February 04, 2016 09:54 AM (WDy4l)

45 That's actually a painting from the future: Miami, Florida, Summer 2029

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 09:55 AM (MQEz6)

46 Maybe this hack was painting it while in the sauna?

Posted by: zombie Thomas Kinkade at February 04, 2016 09:55 AM (H9MG5)

47 This painting makes me uncomfortable. No trees.

Posted by: MTF at February 04, 2016 09:55 AM (TxJGV)

48 Fiorina: It's hard to justify the only woman being excluded Saturday night's Republican debate.

The Hill


And iCarley plays the "10 of Genders" card for the umpteenth time.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 09:53 AM (kdS6q)

What does being a woman have to do with anything? Is she asking for special treatment?

Posted by: chique testing testing at February 04, 2016 09:55 AM (Mt8T4)

49 I like this painting!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 09:55 AM (NOIQH)

50 Posted by: fairweatherbill at February 04, 2016 09:50 AM (PwVxk)

"Leave the gun. Take the cannolis."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 04, 2016 09:56 AM (Zu3d9)

51 That scene is equally depressing in the summer.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 04, 2016 09:56 AM (YsLaz)

52 >>When the Muzzies take over

IKEA ---> I KILL YA

Literally already happened: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Ikea_stabbing_attack

Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 09:57 AM (NOIQH)

53 I have til tomorrow to change my voting registration to Republican so I can vote in the primary March 5.

I will make myself do it.

Yea Team.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 04, 2016 09:57 AM (nXeSu)

54 On a winters night so dreary, the view from here is mostly smeary.

/Four eyes Pauli

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 09:57 AM (xWW96)

55 Carly "Vote for me cause I'm a girl!" Fiorina everybody. Give her a round of applause as she leaves us.

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 09:57 AM (zt+N6)

56 Let's not go to Stockholm.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 04, 2016 09:58 AM (sl+zA)

57 Looks like Canada.

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 09:58 AM (MQEz6)

58 What does being a woman have to do with anything?


Well, they're softer, and they smell pretty, and when you snuggle up with one they...

oh? As a candidate? Yeah, let's go with merits.

I had such a huge early Carly crush, but she has disappointed.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 04, 2016 09:58 AM (1xUj/)

59
Poll round-up:

New Hampshire Republican UMass (Tracking) Trump +21
The Cubans are tied for 2nd.

Arizona Senate - BRC - McCain 38 Kirkpatrick 37 McCain +1
"Dear Santa..."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 09:59 AM (kdS6q)

60 56 Let's not go to Stockholm.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 04, 2016 09:58 AM (sl+zA)



For it is a blurry place.

Posted by: King Arthur at February 04, 2016 09:59 AM (zt+N6)

61 Trying Pale Moon now with adblock. Will go back to Edge with ads when whatever is gumming up the works clears.

Anyhoo, I am really curious about definitions of 'conservative' and 'working class' per the horde.

Getting those definitions clarified might help with discussions. I have no idea what an East Coast person thinks those mean and I do not think the Midwest and South have the same understanding.

Posted by: mutsbequantum at February 04, 2016 09:59 AM (MIKMs)

62 New Hampshire Republican UMass (Tracking) Trump +21
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 09:59 AM (kdS6q)

lol

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:00 AM (xuouz)

63 41
A little fuzzy, but nice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 09:54 AM
~~~
Give it to me, I'll fix it!
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jcsslmj

Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 10:00 AM (E6RIJ)

64 Most states allow non-members of Costco to shop for liquor there. At the door, just say you are there to buy booze.
Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 04, 2016 09:39 AM (1ijHg)


Pulling over from the last thread...is this true in Texas?

We don't have Costco here because I live in walmart land...

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 10:01 AM (lIU4e)

65
What does being a woman have to do with anything? Is she asking for special treatment?
Posted by: chique testing



She is asking for special treatment -- to be included in the debate when she doesn't make the cut -- because she's a chick.

And not exactly the first time she's done that either.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 10:01 AM (kdS6q)

66 One doesn't simply stroll into Stockholm...

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:01 AM (MQEz6)

67 working class -> paid by the hour

Conservative -> old people who want things to go back to the way they were when they were younger.

Posted by: Willias Claufold at February 04, 2016 10:01 AM (QaBhC)

68 BBC Top Gear's Second Host Is -- Matt LeBlanc From Friends

Joey
will join effete Clarkson replacement Chris Evans, a 3rd host who will
inevitably be an "inclusive" choice will be named later.


Joey I can kind of see, as he was a friend of the show and he isn't doing anything.

Still won't mean I'll watch. To hell with them.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 04, 2016 10:02 AM (eytER)

69 Years ago, the family decided that February was the most depressing month, so this is when we do our tax-free gifting.

The checks were passed out last night at dinner and everyone is appropriately cheerful.

Posted by: jwest at February 04, 2016 10:02 AM (Zs4uk)

70 As I'm sure someone has already raised this in the morning links, this will be a repeat.
But, if it hasn't

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/u-eyes-ways-toughen-fight-against-domestic-extremists-060402478.html

You can probably guess who they mean to target, it you're sufficiently pessimistic.

Yay! Can happy fun camp be too far away?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 04, 2016 10:02 AM (kKHcp)

71 AOSHQ: where the commenters conspire at length to deprive the website they spend 6+ hours a day on of all possible ad revenue.

The AOSHQ Lifestyle: making Ace's $2.45/day ad revenue income a workable proposition.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:02 AM (xuouz)

72 Marco Rubio will win New Hampshire by getting 20% fewer votes.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 04, 2016 10:03 AM (LLsKs)

73 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 09:51 AM (kdS6q)

Ugh, Ryan is even worse than I expected he would be.

Posted by: WOPR at February 04, 2016 10:03 AM (LTDSy)

74 Paid by the hour includes lawyers and accountants too.

Posted by: mutsbequantum at February 04, 2016 10:03 AM (MIKMs)

75 Carly "Vote for me cause I'm a girl!" Fiorina everybody. Give her a round of applause as she leaves us.
Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 09:57 AM (zt+N6)


Remember when people were telling us we should take her seriously as a candidate?


Ah... those were the days... quieter times, simpler times...

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2016 10:03 AM (Dj0WE)

76
 Shkreli smirking and openly contemptuous of the drug pricing committee.
Posted by: Kathysaysso


Left wants to condemn this guy because he's a Caucasian male. I really don't care anymore. If a bunch of libtards were screwed over because of him, so be it. F*ck them. I'm as healthy as a John Kerry.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 04, 2016 10:03 AM (sKJ+J)

77 68 BBC Top Gear's Second Host Is -- Matt LeBlanc From Friends

Joey
will join effete Clarkson replacement Chris Evans, a 3rd host who will
inevitably be an "inclusive" choice will be named later.

Joey I can kind of see, as he was a friend of the show and he isn't doing anything.

Still won't mean I'll watch. To hell with them.


Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 04, 2016 10:02 AM (eytER)



He actually had a series on a cable channel for a while. He even appeared on Top Gear promoting it. Lately he's been hosting a "Best of Top Gear" thing on BBC America. I haven't watched it though, since I'm done with it. Without Clarkson May and Hammond it will be no better than the crappy American version.

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 10:04 AM (zt+N6)

78 Sodor!

Posted by: Hodor at February 04, 2016 10:05 AM (4T6pQ)

79 Paul Ryan I talked you up when you got the VP nod you prick.

You lost a debate to Joe Biden, clown. Squid. Do you and your barista beard do frothed milk art?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:05 AM (xuouz)

80 Six hours a day? Pikers.

I log on at o600 and log off after the ONT turns pervey.

Week ends are the worst.

Posted by: Willias Claufold at February 04, 2016 10:05 AM (QaBhC)

81
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told black lawmakers Wednesday that he supports new voting rights protections they've championed, but said he won't bypass a committee chairman to move legislation, according to a Democrat who attended the gathering.


I'm looking forward to the usual gang of idiots explaining how Ryan is totes conservative and not just another Democrat ball gargler.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 10:05 AM (X6fMO)

82 Remember when people were telling us we should take her seriously as a candidate?


Ah... those were the days... quieter times, simpler times...

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2016 10:03 AM (Dj0WE)



I was done with her after I heard her on the podcast and she demonstrated she would be an establishment amnesty shill.

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 10:06 AM (zt+N6)

83 >> AOSHQ: where the commenters conspire at length to
>> deprive the website they spend 6+ hours a day on of all
>> possible ad revenue.

...actually, I've got the ads turned on on the acecomments page. But I don't spend six hours a day here, or anywhere on the 'net. Well, on and off. Intermittently. Uh...

Posted by: JEM at February 04, 2016 10:06 AM (o+SC1)

84 Today's spiritual reflection from Francois Fenelon:

Let the ups and downs of your spiritual life come and go. If you are always down, you would become hardened and discouraged. God gives you seasons when you can catch your breath.
Let me tell you about myself. When I suffer I can never see an end to my trials. And when relief comes I am so suspicious that the suffering is not really over that I hesitate to accept my rest. It seems to me that to accept both "good" and "bad" seasons alike is to be truly fruitful. Accept both comfort and correction from the hand of God.
Of course, that is all very easy for me to say to you, but I want you to know that I cringe at the very thought of the cross coming to work in me. I am not telling you that experiencing the cross will be easy. Outwardly it will be difficult, but inwardly it can be worse-a time of agony and dryness. If I seem a bit pessimistic, it is because I am writing to you in the midst of a spiritual dry spell. I don't know what tomorrow brings. God will do what seems good to Him. Sometimes what he wants is hard to accept. Listen to God-there is true freedom, peace and joy in Him

From "The Seeking Heart"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 10:06 AM (w4NZ8)

85 Is there a law that says the morning open thread has to have a landscape, and every other day it has to be a dreary, scandi landscape? It's time to unite the clans....the Horde and Trumpeters can all agree on babes and bling, so bring on some Klimt!

Posted by: Grimaldi at February 04, 2016 10:06 AM (MNoTR)

86 What does being a woman have to do with anything? Is she asking for special treatment?

Posted by: chique testing testing at February 04, 2016 09:55 AM (Mt8T4)


Yep... it's not the first time she has played the vagina card either. I wonder if Margaret Thatcher ever felt the need to do that?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 04, 2016 10:07 AM (NPofj)

87 Heh. Just heard on the telly that Trump plans to "strengthen Common Core."

Idiot.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 10:07 AM (E6RIJ)

88 Carly was great going after Hillary, was never really a contender. HP was a real problem for her, even though she broke some glass ceilings. And she hasn't been doing much for the last decade, but says hey ... time to be president. She is still good for attacking Hillary.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 10:07 AM (5Gpe2)

89 Six PLUS. Six plus.

That's an average.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:07 AM (xuouz)

90 She is asking for special treatment -- to be included in the debate when she doesn't make the cut -- because she's a chick.

And not exactly the first time she's done that either.


She should be in the debate because election results ought to be considered over polling.

She finished seventh. With Paul dropping out, she is in the top six. If the ABC rules are the top six candidates, she undoubtedly should be on that stage.

How we are at a point where we are letting Gallup and WaPo polls decide who we get to see on the debate state is a mystery to me.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 04, 2016 10:07 AM (eytER)

91 Joey I can kind of see, as he was a friend of the show and he isn't doing anything.

Still won't mean I'll watch. To hell with them.



Yeah. I don't even care about cars, but that was my favorite show. It has nothing to do with the format -- as proven by that awful American version -- and everything to do with the hosts and their chemistry.

Clarkson, Hammond, May was lightning in a bottle.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 04, 2016 10:07 AM (1xUj/)

92 >>>>
Most states allow non-members of Costco to shop for liquor there. At the door, just say you are there to buy booze.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 04, 2016 09:39 AM (1ijHg)



Pulling over from the last thread...is this true in Texas?



We don't have Costco here because I live in walmart land...
.
.
.Not true of the one in Lexington, KY. No card and you don't get to shop.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 04, 2016 10:08 AM (iONHu)

93 Without Clarkson May and Hammond it will be no better than the crappy American version.
Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 10:04 AM (zt+N6)

Hear, hear.

Posted by: Mainah at February 04, 2016 10:08 AM (659DL)

94 They just shut Carly out. She dissappeared from the news.

Prime Directive: Protect Hillary

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:09 AM (MQEz6)

95 Heh. Just heard on the telly that Trump plans to "strengthen Common Core."
Idiot.
Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 10:07 AM (E6RIJ)

I've heard him talk about how terrible it is at length and that he wants states to run their own schools without federal interference and Common Core will be gone if he's elected.

Maybe this is the downside of his free publicity model: he has entered the Tyson zone. He's saturated the media environment so thoroughly that anyone can say he said anything and it's instantly accepted.

Not that that takes much twisting.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:09 AM (xuouz)

96 >> Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told black lawmakers
>> Wednesday that he supports new voting rights protections

What he should be telling them: get your heads out of the 1920s.

It's really depressing to see GOP grandees (and Ryan seems to have worked his way up to that level, there was another Midwest Senator who was a big fan of that fraud too) kowtowing.

Posted by: JEM at February 04, 2016 10:09 AM (o+SC1)

97 Working class: those that will get Free Stuff from me

Conservative: Those that I will make pay for the Free Stuff

Posted by: Hillary! at February 04, 2016 10:09 AM (1BQGO)

98 So...apropos of nothing, a gentleman I know who had vanity plates reading "HRC16" 4 yrs ago was spotted wearing a bernie shirt lasr night.Heh.

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 10:10 AM (fatVw)

99 Thanks for the quote Fenelon.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:10 AM (xuouz)

100 Interesting piece at Politico. Yeah, yeah it's Politico, but some information to file away heading into New Hampshire. It's regarding Iowa and New Hampshire and Trump's gound game.


http://tinyurl.com/grkamz4

Posted by: Joanne at February 04, 2016 10:10 AM (hgBpU)

101 ...actually, I've got the ads turned on on the acecomments page. But I don't spend six hours a day here, or anywhere on the 'net. Well, on and off. Intermittently. Uh...

Posted by: JEM at February 04, 2016 10:06 AM (o+SC1)


Same here.

*that was in impostor that made the yearly top ten.

**sad, sad time in my life

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 10:10 AM (fWAjv)

102 Carly was great going after Hillary, was never really a contender. HP was a real problem for her, even though she broke some glass ceilings. And she hasn't been doing much for the last decade, but says hey ... time to be president. She is still good for attacking Hillary.
Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 10:07 AM (5Gpe2)


I would have to think even the dumbest of the Gopes on that stage has a mountain of anti-Hillory material they've accumulated... should they get the nomination.


Going after Hillory is hardly a qualifier as President. Approximately 320 million Americans could qualify, if that's all it took. Nobody likes her. Nobody.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2016 10:11 AM (Dj0WE)

103 a gentleman I know who had vanity plates reading "HRC16" 4 yrs ago was spotted wearing a bernie shirt lasr night.Heh.
Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 10:10 AM (fatVw)

How does he have time to be so involved with politics when he's so busy running his local mensa chapter and conducting theoretical physics experiments?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:11 AM (xuouz)

104 >>We don't have Costco here because I live in walmart land...
>>
>> .Not true of the one in Lexington, KY. No card and you
>> don't get to shop.

Must be a local thing, 'round here you don't get in and even if you did you couldn't check out without your card.

Posted by: JEM at February 04, 2016 10:11 AM (o+SC1)

105

It appears to me the Repub Estabs are gonna get Rubio to the finish line. I find that sickening.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 04, 2016 10:11 AM (ODxAs)

106
well..hippies gotta hippie I guess

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 10:12 AM (fatVw)

107 This painting, by the way, is how cats see the world.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 04, 2016 10:12 AM (q2o38)

108
I'm looking forward to the usual gang of idiots explaining how Ryan is totes conservative and not just another Democrat ball gargler.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing



There is a GOPe argument that the VRA and such are good for Republicans, in a partisan political sense, because the mandated minority seats require the creation of safe districts for the Dems -- a redistricting that also creates safe Republican districts.

Even seen the argument that the process also leads to a more "conservative" GOP caucus.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 10:12 AM (kdS6q)

109 Recycling:

Socialism has three stages.

They lie.
They steal.
They kill.

There isn't much left to steal, is there?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:12 AM (xuouz)

110 http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/02/02/ seriously-how-can-ted-cruz-supporters-defend-this/

Posted by: rebel flounder at February 04, 2016 10:13 AM (3dOE/)

111 >> There is a GOPe argument that the VRA and such are good
>> for Republicans, in a partisan political sense, because the
>> mandated minority seats require the creation of safe
>> districts for the Dems

If you like your ghettoes, you can keep your ghettoes.

Posted by: JEM at February 04, 2016 10:13 AM (o+SC1)

112 "There is a GOPe argument that the VRA and such are good for Republicans, in a partisan political sense, because the mandated minority seats require the creation of safe districts for the Dems -- a redistricting that also creates safe Republican districts."

So it's good for the establishment because it helps incumbents.

Posted by: joe at February 04, 2016 10:14 AM (KUaJL)

113 Palin played the gender card constantly. Didn't seem to be a problem to the same people now complaining about Carly. I do think she has been overlooked and was more scrutinized for HP because she was female and I'm a big old school chauvinist.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 04, 2016 10:14 AM (AEEhl)

114 >>I have til tomorrow to change my voting registration to Republican so I can vote in the primary March 5.

But it would be much more fun to change to Dem. and vote against Hillary! And might be more useful, when you think about it.

Decisions, decisions.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 04, 2016 10:14 AM (nXeSu)

115
For chits and grins

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 04, 2016 10:15 AM (BK3ZS)

116 Who here will vote for Rubio in November?

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:15 AM (MQEz6)

117 Not true of the one in Lexington, KY. No card and you don't get to shop.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 04, 2016 10:08 AM (iONHu)


Hm. I'll have to see if my friend has a Costco card then.

I think Carly should be in the debates because she's interesting and the rules have knocked way too many decent candidates to second tier, but I don't like this 'I'm a girl' whining either...

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 10:15 AM (lIU4e)

118 I'm looking forward to the usual gang of idiots explaining how Ryan is totes conservative and not just another Democrat ball gargler.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 10:05 AM (X6fMO)



We went from Orange Johnny to Paulie Quisling. Frying pan to the fire

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 10:15 AM (493sH)

119 How can Ted Cruz supporters defend this?

Easy.

Cruz isn't taking money from the individual lobbyists. He is taking money from the firm the individual lobbyists represent. See?

Posted by: Willias Claufold at February 04, 2016 10:16 AM (QaBhC)

120 >> So it's good for the establishment because it helps incumbents.

Well, it helps BLACK incumbents, that's for sure. Witness Rangel, and the Texas idiotess, and a long list of others. Once they get in they only leave toes-up or in handcuffs.

Someone needs to bring a VRA charge against California for failing to establish majority-Chinese and majority-Indian districts...

Posted by: JEM at February 04, 2016 10:16 AM (o+SC1)

121 113

By the time she was on the stage, the primary process was already over. I don't have any problem using their tactics against them. It's different when one of "ours" uses them against us.

Posted by: joe at February 04, 2016 10:16 AM (KUaJL)

122 Let's see:

Jindal is out, Walker is out, Perry is out, Huckabee is out, Santorum is out, Paul is out.

That leaves: Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Carson, Bush, Christie, Firoina, and Kasich.

Have I missed anyone?

Prediction: Next to go will be Fiorina and Kasich. That will leave three fighting for the establishment and three for the insurgency.

Looking at everything dispassionately and with the base minimum of information (Iowa) the insurgency candidates secured more votes than the establishment candidates.

Prediction: Look for an increasingly panicky establishment to do everything it can (obviously and incompetently) do to hobble the insurgents.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 04, 2016 10:16 AM (hLRSq)

123 It appears to me the Repub Estabs are gonna get Rubio to the finish line. I find that sickening.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 04, 2016 10:11 AM (ODxAs)


Yup. For a while there I thought it was possible their own process was going to be commandeered away from them. Silly of me. Gope is gonna gope.


Really though, if any of us had been able to see past our own "insidey" perspective, we should have known the Gope LiVs were going to show up. They always do. We might have misunderestimated their numbers, but good golly are they reliable and pliant.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2016 10:16 AM (Dj0WE)

124 Pulling over from the last thread...is this true in Texas?



We don't have Costco here because I live in walmart land...



Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 10:01 AM (lIU4e)

No, but they have a liquor store next door.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 04, 2016 10:16 AM (QPdNE)

125 I just love Marco. He's dreamy!

Posted by: Megyn at February 04, 2016 10:17 AM (arypP)

126 Colorado liquor sale law says a liquor store owner may have only one store, state-wide. There are no sales of "high" beer or wine or spirits in grocery stores, and liquor stores cannot sell any kind of food at all.

3.2 beer is sold in supermarkets and convenience stores everywhere. "High" beer is sold only in the liquor stores.

All the big boxes like Sam's, Costco, and all the supermarket chains, have chosen one store in the state as the one in which they will sell high beer, wine, and spirits. Of course they have picked the stores near the wealth. Whole Foods has theirs in Boulder, Costco chose the one in the Denver south suburbs where the pro ball players live. King Soopers (Kroger) chose southwest Denver.

And yes, you can walk into the Costco as a non member to buy booze.

Colorado, like many states, has one big city, and the rest are outliers. With the liquor law the way it is, the only places where you can buy booze in a big box store is the Denver metroplex, which includes Boulder.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at February 04, 2016 10:17 AM (U6f54)

127
Going after Hillory is hardly a qualifier as President. Approximately 320 million Americans could qualify, if that's all it took. Nobody likes her. Nobody.

Nobody liked Stalin, either. But he eliminated their enemies, and that's all the Soviets cared about.

Inside every Hillary supporter is a Dr. Mengele aching to send you to the showers.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 10:17 AM (X6fMO)

128
Nice picture of the Krampus going down some poor unsuspecting family's chimney.
Have a nice day!

Posted by: simplemind at February 04, 2016 10:17 AM (JTwsP)

129 Who here will vote for Rubio in November?

Rubio vs Joe Biden? I'll vote Biden.

Burn baby Burn!

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 04, 2016 10:17 AM (QaBhC)

130 please


please clap


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 10:17 AM (fWAjv)

131 Palin played the gender card constantly. Didn't seem to be a problem to the same people now complaining about Carly. I do think she has been overlooked and was more scrutinized for HP because she was female and I'm a big old school chauvinist.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 04, 2016 10:14 AM (AEEhl)

It sucks, I liked her a lot. But this race is and should be about the general. And if she didn't have it, she didn't have it. I do think she got her legs cut out by the media, and the shelling she took from Trump wasn't pretty, but it's still on her.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:17 AM (xuouz)

132
Carley
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks


Here are the criteria:

Candidates can qualify for the debate stage if they meet one of three requirements: finishing in the top three by popular vote in the Iowa caucuses, placing in the top six in an average of New Hampshire polls recognized by ABC News, or polling in the top six in an average of national GOP polls deemed valid by the network.

She didn't make the cut -- again. Her problem, not ours.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 10:17 AM (kdS6q)

133 Prediction: Next to go will be Fiorina and Kasich. That will leave three fighting for the establishment and three for the insurgency.



Both will endorse Rubio.

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 10:18 AM (zt+N6)

134 >> Who here will vote for Rubio in November?

If he's the nominee, yes.

You want I should stay home, or vote for Supreme Court Justice Barack Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris (or vice-versa...)

Posted by: JEM at February 04, 2016 10:18 AM (o+SC1)

135 Who here will vote for Rubio in November?
Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:15 AM (MQEz6)

Not I, said the ghost

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:18 AM (xuouz)

136 I bet you guys would be totes shocked to know that Fox's Martha Maccallum is interviewing Marco Rubio in totes glowing manner.

MARCO RUBIO RIDING MOMENTUM INTO NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY runs underneath.

New Hampshire is Marco Rubio country!

Posted by: Joanne at February 04, 2016 10:19 AM (hgBpU)

137 That's right LD'sC! What you said

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:19 AM (xuouz)

138 >>Prediction: Next to go will be Fiorina and Kasich. That will leave three fighting for the establishment and three for the insurgency.

I'd be surprised if Carson isn't gone soon. His organization is crumbling and his heart doesn't appear to be in it any longer.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2016 10:19 AM (/tuJf)

139
That leaves: Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Carson, Bush, Christie, Firoina, and Kasich.Have I missed anyone?
Posted by: *Mikey NTH



C'est moi!

Posted by: Jim Gilmore

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 10:19 AM (kdS6q)

140
Who here will vote for Rubio in November?

Not me.

Of course, it doesn't matter. I live in Massachusetts. Hillary could take a steaming dump on the pitcher's mound at Fenway at high noon and the state would still go for her.

But I refuse to vote for Marco "hola, amigos!" Rubio. Never, never, never.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 10:19 AM (X6fMO)

141 "Socialism has three stages.



They lie.

They steal.

They kill."

What about the unicorns and rainbows?

Posted by: Kayla, Socialist Groupie at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (1BQGO)

142 116 Who here will vote for Rubio in November?
Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:15 AM (MQEz6)

I suspect most of us that don't want Hillary.

Posted by: rebel flounder at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (3dOE/)

143 I tried to stay up for the ONT last night but of course didn't make it. That polyp they found is not only pre cancerous but it couldn't be removed during the colonoscopy because its right between the appendix and colon. My surgery is scheduled for Feb 16. They have to do a small bowel resection to remove appendix and polyp. I'm kind of freaked out over it.

Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (l/N7H)

144 135

Oh I will! I will! I adore him! I can't wait to meet the other 7 in the Gang!

Posted by: Megyn at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (arypP)

145 Who here will vote for Rubio in November?
Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:15 AM (MQEz6)


No. In a way it will be liberating, not having to fret over how to wrap my head around supporting a candidate I don't trust/one I don't believe cares about the stuff I do.


I can be the all-purposed doomsdayer.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (Dj0WE)

146 Prediction: Next to go will be Fiorina and Kasich. That will leave three fighting for the establishment and three for the insurgency.

A couple of weeks ago a friend did a lawn sign poll in NH and found Trump and Kasich each at around 40%. I don't get the appeal in the slightest, but I do expect Kasich to overperform in NH, so he won't go away soon enough.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (1xUj/)

147 And a devotional from the Jewish tradition by Rabbi Eckstein-"Pay Attention and Listen":

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jb3be2p

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (w4NZ8)

148
134 >> Who here will vote for Rubio in November?

If he's the nominee, yes.

You want I should stay home, or vote for Supreme Court Justice Barack Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris (or vice-versa...)
Posted by: JEM at February 04, 2016 10:18 AM (o+SC1)

I want you to help break the cycle.

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (MQEz6)

149 Ben Jealous is feeling the Bern!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 10:21 AM (fWAjv)

150
The Last Thing I Saw Before I Jumped Out Of The Window Rather Than Eat Lutefisk And Boiled Potatoes For Dinner, Again

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 04, 2016 10:21 AM (BK3ZS)

151 Rubio's over my line.

To me, voting for him is as good as sucking Mitch's dick.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 04, 2016 10:21 AM (LLsKs)

152 I believe the next in his '-holm' series was Dawn at Ravenholm'

Posted by: TexasDan at February 04, 2016 10:21 AM (TqXWc)

153 Let's see:

Jindal is out, Walker is out, Perry is out, Huckabee is out, Santorum is out, Paul is out.

That leaves: Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Carson, Bush, Christie, Firoina, and Kasich.

Have I missed anyone?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 04, 2016 10:16 AM (hLRSq)

WTF?

Posted by: Jim Gilmore at February 04, 2016 10:22 AM (nFdGS)

154 House Republican wants Mule-Face to justify giving Iran $1.7B. Good luck with that one. Put impeachment back on the table first.

-
Bozo was educated in an Islamic school, bowed to foreign Islamic leaders, has emasculated the military, is giving the A bomb to Iran, has given them $1.7 billion, and went to a mosque. If only I could connect the dots . . . .

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 04, 2016 10:22 AM (Nwg0u)

155 "Socialism has three stages.



They lie.

They steal.

They kill."

What about the unicorns and rainbows?

Posted by: Kayla, Socialist Groupie at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (1BQGO)



That comes after we're all dead.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 10:22 AM (493sH)

156 Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:12 AM (xuouz)


You forgot:

Stage 4: They starve.
Stage 5: The Great Re-Learning.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 04, 2016 10:22 AM (hLRSq)

157 Really though, if any of us had been able to see past our own "insidey" perspective, we should have known the Gope LiVs were going to show up. They always do. We might have misunderestimated their numbers, but good golly are they reliable and pliant.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2016 10:16 AM (Dj0WE)

Yes indeed! Every GOPe member in good standing and all of their undocumented staff: nannies, chefs, drivers, grounds, security, housekeeping, maintenance and laundry.

The aristocracy has the primaries well in hand, fear not.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:22 AM (xuouz)

158 >>>116 Who here will vote for Rubio in November?

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:15 AM (MQEz6)



I suspect most of us that don't want Hillary.
.
.
.
.Pretty much if he winds up on the ballot.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 04, 2016 10:22 AM (iONHu)

159 The Feds have some publicity out today saying again how worried they are about "domestic extremists", aka Republicans. They are muttering about how they want the power to designate internal "terror groups" so they can make it a crime to support Ted Cruz.

Posted by: MTF at February 04, 2016 10:22 AM (TxJGV)

160 More people in Colorado Springs than Denver. To get the "metroplex" you have to go so far up the slope you're practically in the ski resorts. But, hey. Denver.

I liked Colorado Springs better in the 60's when it was cute dusty little town. And, quite a drive to get to Manitou. But it's a big city now, like it or not.

Pueblo used to be a beautiful place, 50 years ago. It's changed, somehow.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 04, 2016 10:23 AM (xq1UY)

161 I'd be surprised if Carson isn't gone soon. His organization is crumbling and his heart doesn't appear to be in it any longer.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2016 10:19 AM (/tuJf)

I was just tweeting about that

Posted by: Tedco Crubio at February 04, 2016 10:23 AM (xuouz)

162
WTF?



Posted by: Jim Gilmore at February 04, 2016 10:22 AM (nFdGS)

Yeah, WTF?

Posted by: Michael Pataki at February 04, 2016 10:23 AM (LLsKs)

163 http://syrianrefugees.eu/?page_id=622

Look at those horrible rooms with 6 beds. Sounds like a bunch of draft dodgers. They are not refugees.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 04, 2016 10:23 AM (iQIUe)

164 Greetings gentlefappers.

I see our Malevolent Queen has been busy in Chappaqua putting this poster up on a telephone pole (according to Insty)...

This Valentine's Day, give her what she really wants...

A throne forged from the bones of her enemies and a relentless reign of terror over the masses.


No mention of The Ravage? Maybe that's on the adjacent pole.

#freshhell

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 10:23 AM (LUgeY)

165 I can't see Hillary making it passed the convention. Not without days of rioting that burn half of Philly to the ground, which would make such a shambles of the election process, after a similar riot at the GOP convention, that Obama will have to step up and remain as President until order can be restored.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 04, 2016 10:23 AM (QaBhC)

166 http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/02/02/ seriously-how-can-ted-cruz-supporters-defend-this/

Posted by: rebel flounder at February 04, 2016 10:13 AM (3dOE/)


Easy. I will never, ever, ever click on that crazy website link. Sundance has jumped so many sharks I've lost count.

Posted by: Joanne at February 04, 2016 10:23 AM (hgBpU)

167
143 I tried to stay up for the ONT last night but of course didn't make it. That polyp they found is not only pre cancerous but it couldn't be removed during the colonoscopy because its right between the appendix and colon. My surgery is scheduled for Feb 16. They have to do a small bowel resection to remove appendix and polyp. I'm kind of freaked out over it.
Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (l/N7H)

You'll be asleep the whole time.

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:23 AM (MQEz6)

168 Nobody liked Stalin, either. But he eliminated their enemies, and that's all the Soviets cared about.

Inside every Hillary supporter is a Dr. Mengele aching to send you to the showers.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 10:17 AM (X6fMO)


That's about the size of it. The Stalin comparison, I mean. Or more modernly, Saddam Hussein. Cruel, cunning, ruthless, effective. In their own world.


Personally, I don't think Hillory will be elected, and I never have. She can't sustain it. If Gope gets their Ruby Oh!, he'll win. We'll lose, but he will win.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2016 10:23 AM (Dj0WE)

169 I go by Michael, even though my name is George.

Posted by: Michael Pataki at February 04, 2016 10:23 AM (LLsKs)

170 Bozo was educated in an Islamic school, bowed to foreign Islamic leaders, has emasculated the military, is giving the A bomb to Iran, has given them $1.7 billion, and went to a mosque. If only I could connect the dots . . . .
Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 04, 2016 10:22 AM (Nwg0u)

Wow.

Racist.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:23 AM (xuouz)

171 >>My surgery is scheduled for Feb 16.

Prayers offered up.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 04, 2016 10:23 AM (nXeSu)

172 WTF?


Posted by: Jim Gilmore at February 04, 2016 10:22 AM (nFdGS)


Who are you, I've never heard of you.

*checks list*

There're some Gilmore Girls, but no Jim Gilmore. I'm sorry sir, but no reservation, no seating.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 04, 2016 10:24 AM (hLRSq)

173 Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (l/N7H

Hi, Jewell. Gosh; You have a lot going on-what with your mother in hospice and now this surgery. I will write down the date and keep you in prayer. I hope you have friends and family down there to give you support too during this time.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 10:24 AM (w4NZ8)

174
Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (l/N7H)

I'm so sorry, jewells. I'll keep you in my prayers, and I'm sure the rest of the Horde will, too.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 10:24 AM (X6fMO)

175 It is absolutely imperative that we work to remove this POS from congress.

A primary challenge must be initiated and supported to the utmost and if that challenge fails his democratic opponent must be get all the support necessary to defeat him.

We can live with a democrat in that seat for two years we cannot live with a speaker Ryan in a position of influence any longer.

He is a menace. He must de stopped. He must be defeated.

Same goes for that disgrace of a majority "leader" in the senate

Posted by: Kreplach at February 04, 2016 10:24 AM (sELnb)

176 Who here will vote for Rubio in November?

-----------

I will, but I prefer Cruz. I think J Christian Adams had a very good piece on Rubio's vulnerability and comparing him to Mitt in that Rubio's biggest weakness is the #1 issue of the campaign. While that is not a surprise, I had not put that link and comparison to Mitt together - he couldn't attack Obamacare because of Romneycare. I have long thought that anyone of the GOP side would be electible because of the weakness of the Dem side, but his piece has given me pause on Rubio.

What I am finding surprising is that I figured Rubio would sort of grow on me as a candidate, but it is actually going in the opposite direction - even with my overlooking his Gang of 8 debacle.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:24 AM (gmeXX)

177 Who would you rather as President , Kaisch or Carly? He was propped up and included in the initial debates when he had virtually no polling. If I were her, I'd be pissed too. She was pushed out by internal forces.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 04, 2016 10:25 AM (AEEhl)

178 Seriously, who the hell is this DeRay McKesson?

-
He is every bit as qualified as Barak Obama or Bernie Sanders.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 04, 2016 10:25 AM (Nwg0u)

179 My surgery is scheduled for Feb 16. They have to do a small bowel resection to remove appendix and polyp. I'm kind of freaked out over it.

Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (l/N7H)


If you have your appendix removed, be sure to have them update the table of contents, too. Seriously, good luck with the surgery. I'm sure you will do well!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2016 10:25 AM (Z8fuk)

180 Both will endorse Rubio.

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 10:18 AM (zt+N6)


Kasich's tens of support will go towards the establishment. I have no idea were Fiorina's few supporters will go.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 04, 2016 10:26 AM (hLRSq)

181 Who here will vote for Rubio in November?


I'll vote for the GOP nominee. If that means Trump, so be it, but I much prefer Rubio or Cruz. I honestly don't think the country can take another four or eight years of progressive rule and survive.

Posted by: troyriser at February 04, 2016 10:26 AM (UWlp+)

182 Kasich's tens of support will go towards the establishment. I have no idea were Fiorina's few supporters will go.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 04, 2016 10:26 AM (hLRSq)



I'm not talking supporters. Supporters are a separate thing. I'm talking who the individual will endorse.

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 10:27 AM (zt+N6)

183 Re the EMT and Limbaugh's comments yesterday about Rubio. I was listening also, and it was not quite as was made out here this morning.

Rush's position is that Rubio, like Cruz, is a conservative, and he bases this on conversations he has had with him, just as he has interviewed Cruz. (I doubt seriously if anyone here has conversed at length with Rubio, or any of the other contenders, for that matter.)

In fact, his position was that Cruz and Rubio, again based on conversations he says he has had with both men, are the only two real conservatives in the race.

And oh yes, Rush's callers were immediately on his ass like white on rice over Rubio's Gang of Eight stunt, as well as his having drank the amnesty kool-aid, issues that Rush clearly acknowledged are deal breakers as far as the base is concerned, and that Rubio must answer for.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at February 04, 2016 10:27 AM (AYY6Y)

184
"This campaign has the same number of delegates as Governors Bush and Kasich while Governor Christie has zero," Fiorina whined. "We're ahead of Dr. Carson in New Hampshire polling. We are 6th in hard dollars raised and have twice the cash on hand as either Governors Christie or Kasich", she shrieked. "We are already on the ballot in 32 states, and there is a ground game with paid staff in 12 states.", she insisted -- crying and stamping her dainty feet.

"Uh huh, whatever you said" her husband muttered, and continued to read the newspaper.

http://tinyurl.com/zucejh7


NB: Might have been some slight additions in the transcription par moi.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 10:27 AM (kdS6q)

185 I'm not voting for the GOP establishment. That's why I'm a Trumptard.

I'm not a koolaid drinker and I'm not putting -tard on the end of it purely for comedic effect.

Cruz is a pitbull and I love the guy but there is no shot whatsoever that his "To God be the glory" schtick plays in the general. Put him on SCOTUS.

We're not running against the democrats, we're running against the entire edifice of American socialism, and they are on the 5 yard line. We need chaos and a miracle.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:27 AM (xuouz)

186 There is no power in this or any other universe that could make me vote for Rubio. If the Lord were to appear before me and order me to vote for Rubio or suffer eternal damnation, I would only ask for a minute to go fetch my sunscreen.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at February 04, 2016 10:28 AM (nFdGS)

187 eman... lmao!! I know that darlin.. But that's my bowel the are fucking with.

Fenelon.. yep, like I said, when it rains it pours. I do have wonderful hubby, family and friends. I have to figure a way to tell my mom without totally freaking her out.

Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 10:28 AM (l/N7H)

188 >>What about the unicorns and rainbows?


That only happens when socialism is done correctly, and gosh darn it, everyone in the past has done it wrong. Luckily today's socialists know what they're doing, so expect unicorns and rainbows about two weeks after Bernie is elected. Swearsies!!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 10:29 AM (NOIQH)

189 I expect it'll come down to Cruz vs Trump.

I was an early Trump supporter, simply for the way he handled legacy media "gotcha" moments, and moved the Overton window.

The whole "Cruz stole Iowa" thing has kind of turned me off.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 04, 2016 10:29 AM (bpn7O)

190 And Jewell, if you feel comfortable doing so ,consider putting your needs on this prayer site. They have a phone number too, but sometimes it's hard to get through. I used to volunteer with them and if you put your first name and state the prayer requests go to various prayer groups around the country:

http://prayer-center.upperroom.org/request-prayer

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 10:29 AM (w4NZ8)

191 Voting for Rubio is voting for what got us here in the first place.

Voting for Rubio means the gope owns you.

You are so afraid of the Democrats that you will vote for whatever douchebag the gope shoves onstage.

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:29 AM (MQEz6)

192 Who would you rather as President , Kaisch or Carly? He was propped up and included in the initial debates when he had virtually no polling. If I were her, I'd be pissed too. She was pushed out by internal forces. Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 04, 2016 10:25 AM (AEEhl)

Kasich put a gun to the head of Ohio and told GOP leadership to put him on the main stage or he'd kill the bitch.

Posted by: troyriser at February 04, 2016 10:29 AM (UWlp+)

193 Nice painting of Sweden before the invasion of the Muslim hordes.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 04, 2016 10:29 AM (KCQo0)

194 Wow jewells, I hope all goes well. Prayers up.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 10:29 AM (LUgeY)

195 No Rubio. Ever.

Never miss an election, the downticket is too important, but for the representative of the nation, it has to be someone strong enough to stand fast on the Constitution and national security. Registered Republican for 40 years (get off my lawn), and I wasn't swayed by the party unity argument waaaay back then.

Too bad about Scott Walker, but with Preibus and Ryan in top positions, too much Wisconsin for the DC folk.

Posted by: mutsbequantum at February 04, 2016 10:30 AM (MIKMs)

196 Brought into the GOP by Reagan - 1980 and 1984. Voted for GWB to preserve the legacy. Sat out 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 because the candidates were crap. Voted Mitt in 2012 only as a vote against the Spawn of Satan himself. So have no problem sitting out 2016 if it's Rubio. The party elite have done nothing for the real Reagan Republicans. They want Marco? Well to hell with them. Both will jam immigration down our throats in their first term. No difference to me. If HRC appoints 3 judges, so be it.

Posted by: Brad at February 04, 2016 10:30 AM (arypP)

197 I won't vote for Rubio.

Posted by: Who Knows at February 04, 2016 10:30 AM (W+Itt)

198 116 Who here will vote for Rubio in November?
Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:15 AM (MQEz6)

A Lubio nomination would be a real motivator for me. It would motivate me to vote. It would motivate me to vote a straight Democrat ticket.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 04, 2016 10:30 AM (u5gzz)

199 Cruz is a pitbull and I love the guy but there is no shot whatsoever that his "To God be the glory" schtick plays in the general.

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I suspect that will get toned down.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:30 AM (gmeXX)

200 Today's socialists have computers and are highly educated thus guaranteeing success with Scientific Socialism.

and we have the internet where real world experts are available instantly.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 04, 2016 10:31 AM (QaBhC)

201 Can I borrow that time machine Ace totally doesn't have and check ten years into the future? I figure I'll likely live that long and I'd like to see what I'm getting into. Thanks.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 04, 2016 10:31 AM (LLT7T)

202 I'm not talking supporters. Supporters are a separate thing. I'm talking who the individual will endorse.

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 10:27 AM (zt+N6)


There may be some people who will follow the endorsement (my guess is those who support the candidate).

*shrug*

Endorsements don't mean anything to me, so I have no idea how powerful they are, especially when the person's support is somewhere within the margin or error in the poll question "Does this person even exist?"

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 04, 2016 10:32 AM (hLRSq)

203
Where's the love for Lincoln Chafee?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 04, 2016 10:32 AM (BK3ZS)

204 Posted by: Jim Gilmore at February 04, 2016 10:22 AM (nFdGS)


Who are you, I've never heard of you.

*checks list*

There're some Gilmore Girls, but no Jim Gilmore. I'm sorry sir, but no reservation, no seating.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 04, 2016 10:24 AM (hLRSq)



He played guitar for Pink Floyd.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 10:32 AM (493sH)

205 This is a different America. It has been fundamentally transformed, as promised. It's not coming back. Whoever the nominee is, the America we grew up in is not coming back.


Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at February 04, 2016 10:32 AM (DLIpz)

206 No way "To God be the glory" schtick plays in the general.

Then you better tell that to Rubio who has been talking about His Christian convictions as well. I'm sure that Cruz will tone it down in other places, but if people are not going to elect someone simply because they say they are Christian, then they deserve what they get instead. Besides, Democrats have only a couple of ways of telling about Republicans:

1. Out of touch Richie Rich type-Trump would get hammered with that.

2. Stupid

3. Crazy religious person

4. ) Some combination of the four

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 10:33 AM (w4NZ8)

207 What is the sound of one Jeb clapping?

Posted by: Zen Master Flash at February 04, 2016 10:33 AM (dlIzT)

208 >>jewells45 at February 04, 2016 10:20

Sending prayers!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 10:33 AM (NOIQH)

209
I just sent up a little prayer for you Jewells. Hang in there.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 04, 2016 10:34 AM (ODxAs)

210 Couple of ways of "Talking" not "Telling" about Republicans.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 10:34 AM (w4NZ8)

211 and we have the internet where real world experts are available instantly.
Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 04, 2016 10:31 AM (QaBhC)

Exactly.

Throw away all of your lightbulbs, they are killing the polar bears.

This man is a woman. That woman is a stoat.

White people aren't allowed to asian food you dixie-whistling racist.

Bernie Sanders has been fighting for the middle class for 40 years.

If you need anything else just check any major media publication! TV, radio, web, or print! I'll be there!

Posted by: Instantly Available Internet Expert at February 04, 2016 10:34 AM (xuouz)

212 I'm pretty sure that a winter evening in Stockholm is a lot like a winter afternoon in Stockholm.

Posted by: mrp at February 04, 2016 10:34 AM (JBggj)

213 grammie winger I love you. So inspirational. Crap.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 04, 2016 10:35 AM (LLT7T)

214 I figure I'll likely live that long and I'd like to see what I'm getting into. Thanks.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 04, 2016 10:31 AM (LLT7T)


With luck, a nice coffin.

Without, a box. Refrigerator. Under an overpass.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 04, 2016 10:35 AM (hLRSq)

215 >>>I'd be surprised if Carson isn't gone soon. His organization is crumbling and his heart doesn't appear to be in it any longer.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2016 10:19 AM (/tuJf)



I was just tweeting about that
.
.
.
.For all effective purposes he has quit campaigning. He just fired another 50 Staffers and cut everyone else's pay.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 04, 2016 10:35 AM (iONHu)

216 Prayers jewells

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 10:35 AM (fWAjv)

217 I suspect that will get toned down.
Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:30 AM (gmeXX)

They already have that soundbite and 40 others. Look how much play the video of him hugging his daughter got. Normal people can't shed media pressure like Hyperdimensional War Baron Trump.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:36 AM (xuouz)

218 This is a different America. It has been fundamentally transformed, as promised. It's not coming back. Whoever the nominee is, the America we grew up in is not coming back.
Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets


I'm old enough that I'll probably be dead before the toilet paper runs out. Hopefully.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 04, 2016 10:36 AM (FkBIv)

219 He played guitar for Pink Floyd.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 10:32 AM (493sH)


Should have stuck with his day job, may have made something of himself by now.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 04, 2016 10:36 AM (hLRSq)

220 Hm. I'll have to see if my friend has a Costco card then.

Reminder: Costco donates heavily to the DNC and other libtard causes.

Posted by: Spider with 99 million year old erection at February 04, 2016 10:36 AM (znyNk)

221 @143: Get it done ASAP. My brother ignored his polyps, got colon cancer that metastasised to his liver.

We discovered the colon cancer in March of last year. He was dead by November.

Get your colonoscopies, people!

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 04, 2016 10:37 AM (bpn7O)

222 Sweden. Bleak and cold and totally clueless when it comes to edible food. They invented the phrase "dead of winter". Perfect picture . Catches the despair perfectly.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at February 04, 2016 10:37 AM (DLIpz)

223 No way "To God be the glory" schtick plays in the general.

Then you better tell that to Rubio who has been talking about His Christian convictions as well. I'm sure that Cruz will tone it down in other places, but if people are not going to elect someone simply because they say they are Christian, then they deserve what they get instead.

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Yes, Rubio was doing it quite a bit too, which somewhat surprised me. It may have simply been an Iowa thing - which I get. I think it will be toned down by both of them.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:37 AM (gmeXX)

224 ugh....rep matt salmon of az....supposedly a great freedom party guy....endorsed rubio this morning.....claims he doesn't agree with him about the gang of eight thing but rubio has changed his mind about that so it's all good.....omg.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 04, 2016 10:38 AM (0O7c5)

225 Never sat out a Presidential election and never will. Life is full of shitty choices . The outcome will be one of two choices so not voting will not change that fact. You should decide what your end game is and vote accordingly.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 04, 2016 10:38 AM (AEEhl)

226 Also shocking: WaPo reports that Ben Carson slashes staff as funds dry up. Will cut more than 50 staff positions, as well as salaries. Considering traveling via commercial airlines versus private jets.

Posted by: Joanne at February 04, 2016 10:38 AM (hgBpU)

227 Carly's running for VP at this point.

Posted by: JEM at February 04, 2016 10:38 AM (o+SC1)

228 Then you better tell that to Rubio who has been talking about His Christian convictions as well. I'm sure that Cruz will tone it down
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 10:33 AM (w4NZ

It doesn't matter because these two are playing under two different sets of rules. Rubio's hallelujahs and amens will not see national playing time, and they certainly won't define him. Cruz's will be his entire identity for 6+ hours a day on the major networks.

If this was the hunger games Ted would be bushwacking it and defending himself with a stick. Rubio would be sleeping in a tent made of all the parachutes the GOPe dropped to him.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:38 AM (xuouz)

229 They already have that soundbite and 40 others.

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I'm not sure how that matters. Its one thing to keep saying it in speeches which could turn people off, but I don't see it being an effective attack ad.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:39 AM (gmeXX)

230 >>>What about the unicorns and rainbows?

Part of the propaganda in all three stages.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 04, 2016 10:39 AM (bpn7O)

231 People who say "fuck Rubio" just don't know him like I do.

It's not that good.

Posted by: Bitch McConnell with a Dick In His Mouth at February 04, 2016 10:39 AM (u5gzz)

232 Carly's running for VP at this point.

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Then she should stop. Because she has no chance.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:39 AM (gmeXX)

233
Endorsements are only for momentum purposes. The money people place their political bets (bribes) on potential nominees. So endorsements could have some effect, but I agree that avg voters don't care about them.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 04, 2016 10:39 AM (ODxAs)

234 227 Carly's running for VP at this point.


Posted by: JEM at February 04, 2016 10:38 AM (o+SC1)



That's what she was running for from the start.

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 10:39 AM (zt+N6)

235 Considering traveling via commercial airlines versus private jets.
Posted by: Joanne at February 04, 2016 10:38 AM (hgBpU)

Word, depending on the size of my tax return that's on the chopping block in my budget too.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:40 AM (xuouz)

236 Joey will join effete Clarkson replacement Chris Evans,

They should give up, or bring back Clarkson but make him wear a shock collar or the full Hannibal outfit.

Posted by: DaveA at February 04, 2016 10:40 AM (DL2i+)

237
Photo Essay: Welcome to 1956: San Francisco lots, now worth millions, for under $10K

http://tinyurl.com/zvalv6w

Mind you, multiply by 10 to get the prices in current dollars, so still pretty pricey for trash properties. Especially since SF was still a working class city back then.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 10:40 AM (kdS6q)

238 230 >>>What about the unicorns and rainbows?

Part of the propaganda in all three stages.
Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 04, 2016 10:39 AM (bpn7O)

Phase 1, Lie, never stops.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:40 AM (xuouz)

239 Cruz is a pitbull and I love the guy but there is no shot whatsoever that his "To God be the glory" schtick plays in the general.




How about - Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam? Tell the left it means Allah Akbar in Latin

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 10:40 AM (493sH)

240 Reminder: Costco donates heavily to the DNC and other libtard causes.
Posted by: Spider


Who doesn't?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 04, 2016 10:40 AM (FkBIv)

241 Most of the gameplan is phase 1. That's why it's phase 1

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:40 AM (xuouz)

242 Here are the criteria:

Candidates can qualify for the debate
stage if they meet one of three requirements: finishing in the top three
by popular vote in the Iowa caucuses, placing in the top six in an
average of New Hampshire polls recognized by ABC News, or polling in the
top six in an average of national GOP polls deemed valid by the
network.

She didn't make the cut -- again. Her problem, not ours.


Our problem, because again why does Gallup/WaPo get veto power over actual election returns? We have Iowa results, and with Paul out that means Fiorina is in the top six finishers in Iowa who are still in the race.

Or is it OK to elevate someone who didn't place as well in an actual election just because a polling organization said so?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 04, 2016 10:41 AM (PFy0L)

243 About the artist:

Paulie may have moved slow, but it was only because Paulie didn't have to move for anybody.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 04, 2016 10:41 AM (RcpcZ)

244 Carly's running for VP at this point.

I think she'd be great in that spot. She handles the media the way we all wished Palin had, and she's got some good zingers for Hillary.


Rubio's hallelujahs and amens will not see national playing time, and they certainly won't define him.

If he becomes the candidate, the media gloves will come off in order to protect the Democrat. Ask McCain or Romney how that works.

Posted by: Spider with 99 million year old erection at February 04, 2016 10:41 AM (znyNk)

245 Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:37 AM (gmeXX)

Of course its will be and they will find a way of responding to, "You really want to establish a theocracy, don't you ?"

I am more and more impressed by Cruz' ability to think on his feet. He came up with Trumpertantrum" didn't he? He's taken on various people who come right at him. And I think if people don't like Rubio and aren't full on supporters of Trump, have some money to spare (I don't at the moment) and are willing to give it to candidates they should send donations to Cruz to try to fight the Rubio onslaught

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 10:41 AM (w4NZ8)

246 People who say "fuck Rubio" just don't know him like I do.

It's not that good.

Posted by: Bitch McConnell with a Dick In His Mouth at February 04, 2016 10:39 AM (u5gzz)


Oh, I don't know. It's an acquired taste.

Posted by: Chuck Schumer at February 04, 2016 10:41 AM (sl+zA)

247 Reminder: Costco donates heavily to the DNC and other libtard causes.
Posted by: Spider

Who doesn't?

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Apple prior to Job's death.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:41 AM (gmeXX)

248 My father in law and I had a lively conversation this am. He said he was trying to find a Republican to vote for, but climate change is his sticking point. He can't vote for someone who doesn't think climate change isn't an imminent threat to humankind. He also told me the Marshall Islands would disappear in ten years. I cannot reach him on this.

Posted by: no good deed at February 04, 2016 10:42 AM (GgxVX)

249 Posted by: Ed Anger at February 04, 2016 10:41 AM (RcpcZ)

Hi, Ed. How are you doing with the health matters, if I8 may ask?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 10:42 AM (w4NZ8)

250 You don't need a Costco card to buy from their pharmacy.
Never heard of getting to buy booze without a card.

Posted by: navybrat at February 04, 2016 10:43 AM (8QGte)

251 What is the sound of one Jeb clapping?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 04, 2016 10:43 AM (sl+zA)

252
This is a different America. It has been fundamentally transformed, as promised. It's not coming back. Whoever the nominee is, the America we grew up in is not coming back.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at February 04, 2016 10:32 AM (DLIpz)

I gew up in a trailer court during the Seventies. I don't want the America I grew up in to come back, ever.

There have always been hard times and bad Presidents and too much taxes and a war going on or about to start somewhere. All of this keening and wailing and gnashing of teeth people are doingisn't about reality: it's about perceptions. When the Left talks about transforming the country, they're largely talking about changing the way people look at things, not actually changing anything real in the real world. To them, perception is reality.

Have you seen the people the Left is throwing against us? Have you taken a good hard look at Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton?

We can beat these people.

Posted by: troyriser at February 04, 2016 10:43 AM (UWlp+)

253 @221.. yes indeed, get your colonoscopies people!! If you are over 50 and haven't done it, do it. I had one in December of 2014, that's when they found the elusive polyp. They wanted to see me in 6 months but I kept putting off (let's face it the prep is horrid) until January of this year. Polyp still there and now precancerous. I'm lucky it was caught in time and only losing about an inch of bowel. Sadly I am high risk and they will probably want one done every year or two and I wonder if our insurance will pay for that?

Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 10:43 AM (l/N7H)

254 I have til tomorrow to change my voting registration to Republican so I can vote in the primary March 5.



But it would be much more fun to change to Dem. and vote against Hillary! And might be more useful, when you think about it.



Decisions, decisions.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 04, 2016 10:14 AM (nXeSu)

It might be more fun to vote against Hillary but it might be more useful to vote R this primary because we actually have choices this year.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 04, 2016 10:43 AM (NPofj)

255 Of course its will be and they will find a way of responding to, "You really want to establish a theocracy, don't you ?"

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Then let the left bring those attacks. You can't worry about everything. If they go after a statement that praises God, I would suspect that will end up backfiring on them.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:43 AM (gmeXX)

256
My write-in vote will read: Joe "Joey Choo-Choo" Biden.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 04, 2016 10:44 AM (BK3ZS)

257 'Let's be clear,' Rubio said. 'Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence.'
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Yeah, I'll have some free time on Tuesday if he is the nom.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 10:44 AM (fWAjv)

258 Have you seen the people the Left is throwing against us? Have you taken a good hard look at Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton?

Better yet, an all-out SJW war has erupted between their supporters. *munches popcorn*

Posted by: Ian S. at February 04, 2016 10:44 AM (znyNk)

259 Reminder: Costco donates heavily to the DNC and other libtard causes.
Posted by: Spider

Who doesn't?



Hobby Lobby, but just try getting a spiral-slice ham there.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 04, 2016 10:44 AM (sl+zA)

260 Best to jewells.

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 10:45 AM (lIU4e)

261 Kevin Williamson has lost his freaking mind!

http://goo.gl/81itgv

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 04, 2016 10:45 AM (iQIUe)

262 If he becomes the candidate, the media gloves will come off in order to protect the Democrat. Ask McCain or Romney how that works.
Posted by: Spider with 99 million year old erection at February 04, 2016 10:41 AM (znyNk)

Do you believe there is a uniparty or not? What's left for the socialists to achieve?

Amnesty and open borders.

That's it. They killed that guy in Oregon during a traffic stop and Salon threw a party. They've got their fingers on the throats of the grassroots political opposition via the IRS and a hundred other channels even morons like us don't know about. Once they get another 5 million votes in the door it's over.

Donald Trump is a poor, faint shade of the founding fathers, but he is a real American, and there's nobody coming after him to look the socialists in the eye. If we lose this election we'll all be on our knees.

Rubio voters will get kneepads.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:46 AM (xuouz)

263 "Trump is this year's celebrity mascot for the Buchanan boys.

The Buchanan boys are economically and socially frustrated white men who wish to be economically supported by the federal government without enduring the stigma of welfare dependency. So they construct for themselves a story in which they have been victimized by elites and a political system based on interest-group politics that serves everyone except them. Trump is supported by so-called white nationalists, as Buchanan was before him, but the swastika set is merely an extreme example of the sort of thinking commonly found among those to whom Trump appeals."

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 04, 2016 10:47 AM (iQIUe)

264 "Kevin Williamson has lost his freaking mind! "

ok, ya, but I'll need a little bit more to go there.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 04, 2016 10:47 AM (QaBhC)

265 248 My father in law... told me the Marshall Islands would disappear in ten years. I cannot reach him on this.

Posted by: no good deed at February 04, 2016 10:42 AM (GgxVX)


I used to have a stupid father in law too.

He died.

Sure made family discussion go a lot smoother.

Posted by: jwest at February 04, 2016 10:47 AM (Zs4uk)

266 Yes, Mr. Pauli, this is your optometrist's office, Sir, your prescriptioin glasses are ready.

Would you like the traveler's case? With wheels?

Posted by: bour3 at February 04, 2016 10:47 AM (5x3+2)

267 Have you seen the people the Left is throwing against us? Have you taken a good hard look at Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton?

We can beat these people.

Posted by: troyriser


If you're talking with a Louisville Slugger or a two-by-four wrapped in razor wire, I'm your man.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 10:47 AM (9krrF)

268 What is the sound of one Jeb clapping?
Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 04, 2016 10:43 AM (sl+zA)

Threadwinner.

Where do you get this stuff Amy.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:47 AM (xuouz)

269 Look, we can't be saying we won't vote for Cruz if he's nominated. That's crazy town considering the likely DEM nominees.

I don't like Amnes-tio either, but... those of you who are history buffs may recall the famous French political slogan of conservatives in the '30s, "Better Hitler than Blum!"?

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 10:47 AM (EXkrA)

270 Never sat out a Presidential election and never will. Life is full of shitty choices . The outcome will be one of two choices so not voting will not change that fact. You should decide what your end game is and vote accordingly.

Neither have I, but I'm starting to seriously question why I even bother. I haven't gotten one damned thing I voted for in about 30 years.

I voted against TFP twice. What did it get me? 8 years of funemployment.

What I wanted was some common sense and reality in DC, a decent economy so I could have a career, our borders protected, and to live in peace with people who shared my language and values.

What I got was whatever this insane shit today is where toe rings are now racist and men are given awards for trying to become women.

My country left me, and ran over me when it did.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 10:48 AM (LUgeY)

271 248 He also told me the Marshall Islands would disappear in ten years. I cannot reach him on this.
Posted by: no good deed
__________

It's not going to be climate change that causes those islands to disappear. It's going to be our military bases.

Posted by: Rep. Hank Johnson at February 04, 2016 10:48 AM (3GAnN)

272 Bernie Sanders theme song.

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows everything that's wonderful
Is what I feel a-when we're together, brighter than a lucky penny
When you're near the raindrops disappears, dear
And I feel so fine just to know that you are mine
My life is sunshine, lollipops and rainbows

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 04, 2016 10:48 AM (Nwg0u)

273 Posted by: troyriser at February 04, 2016 10:43 AM (UWlp+)


What I want from the years of my youth is my hairline, waistline and lower back.

The past is a great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 04, 2016 10:48 AM (hLRSq)

274 Do you believe there is a uniparty or not? What's left for the socialists to achieve?

Amnesty and open borders.


I believe there's a uniparty, but I also believe the media and Democrats are so invested in the uniparty's representative wearing the right colors that they'll still attack Rubio, even though their goals get accomplished either way. It's like when Nixon tried to hand Teddy Kennedy single-payer on a silver platter.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 04, 2016 10:48 AM (znyNk)

275 Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:43 AM (gmeXX)

I'm not worried about it. The left has their set approach and it never varies. I would rather have a candidate say, "I"m a Christian" if this is their honest conviction than lie to get ahead. Anti theist leftist aren't going to vote for either man anyway. So yes, you don't have to go all "Huckabee" on them but if you're a Christian not standing up for Jesus in some way he's not going to stand up for you. There are ways to do that without being apologetic or hardline and you can still get moderate people on board.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 10:48 AM (w4NZ8)

276 Fuck the National Review. Thatisalll.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 10:48 AM (9krrF)

277 >>>>I gew up in a trailer court during the Seventies. I don't want the America I grew up in to come back, ever.

There
have always been hard times and bad Presidents and too much taxes and a
war going on or about to start somewhere. All of this keening and
wailing and gnashing of teeth people are doingisn't about reality: it's
about perceptions. When the Left talks about transforming the country,
they're largely talking about changing the way people look at things,
not actually changing anything real in the real world. To them,
perception is reality.

Have you seen the people the Left is throwing against us? Have you taken a good hard look at Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton?

We can beat these people.
.
.
.
.Well said. I also grew up in a Trailer Park during the 50s and 60s. They were not fun times at all. Constant violent race riots, the constant threat of Nuclear annihilation with zero notice and yet another war that was dividing the Country. It was not a happy time for most people.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 04, 2016 10:49 AM (iONHu)

278 The National Review trying to tie Trump to white nationalists impresses me as much as calling Trump a 'budding Hitler', i.e. SFA.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 04, 2016 10:49 AM (WOyz5)

279 Neither have I, but I'm starting to seriously question why I even bother. I haven't gotten one damned thing I voted for in about 30 years.

I voted against TFP twice. What did it get me? 8 years of funemployment.

What I wanted was some common sense and reality in DC, a decent economy so I could have a career, our borders protected, and to live in peace with people who shared my language and values.

What I got was whatever this insane shit today is where toe rings are now racist and men are given awards for trying to become women.

My country left me, and ran over me when it did.
Posted by: BackwardsBo



^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS x 1k!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 10:49 AM (VDCWC)

280 German homeless get the boot in favor of their new countrymen

http://tinyurl.com/ztvltxl


A Berlin home that has housed homeless people for 20 years is in danger of being cleared. The owners have seen a new opportunity: the city pays 50 euros a night to house refugees.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 10:50 AM (fWAjv)

281 Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 10:47 AM (EXkrA)

The gope owns you.

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:50 AM (MQEz6)

282 Hobby Lobby, but just try getting a spiral-slice ham there.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


Or a bottle of Beefeaters.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 04, 2016 10:51 AM (FkBIv)

283 I believe there's a uniparty, but I also believe the media and Democrats are so invested in the uniparty's representative wearing the right colors that they'll still attack Rubio, even though their goals get accomplished either way. It's like when Nixon tried to hand Teddy Kennedy single-payer on a silver platter.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 04, 2016 10:48 AM (znyNk)



Its bad form to break Kayfabe you know.

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 10:51 AM (zt+N6)

284 Trump and Cruz are not of the Body.

They deserve a vote in November.

The rest are gope.

Reject them.

Posted by: eman at February 04, 2016 10:52 AM (MQEz6)

285 Then you better tell that to Rubio who has been
talking about His Christian convictions as well. I'm sure that Cruz will
tone it down

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 10:33 AM (w4NZ



It doesn't matter because these two are playing under two different
sets of rules. Rubio's hallelujahs and amens will not see national
playing time, and they certainly won't define him. Cruz's will be his
entire identity for 6+ hours a day on the major networks.



If this was the hunger games Ted would be bushwacking it and
defending himself with a stick. Rubio would be sleeping in a tent made
of all the parachutes the GOPe dropped to him.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:38 AM (xuouz)

Cruz is particularly adept at playing the press in ways they don't intend. He will do the same thing this time without trying to hide that he is a Christian.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 04, 2016 10:52 AM (NPofj)

286 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2016 09:51 AM (kdS6q)

Along those lines. Something that has been lost in the coin toss kerfuffle...

http://tinyurl.com/htt5eda

>Superdelegates are party elites who comprise about 20 percent of the delegates required to secure a nomination, and are free to vote for whomever they wish regardless of primary results.

Everyone is fretting over the coin flip and the resulting ONE delegate. Hillary got seven of the eight super-delegates from Iowa.

This from the party that is the first to squeal about disenfranchisement.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 04, 2016 10:52 AM (oxcYa)

287 Posted by: no good deed at February 04, 2016 10:42 AM (GgxVX)

If you concede the point (which you shouldn't, but whatever), the best way to fight climate change would be through adoption of nuclear power. Democrats don't support this, because they don't actually care about the climate, they just hate scary oil and want money funneled into their pet industries.

Posted by: joe at February 04, 2016 10:52 AM (KUaJL)

288 Then you don't believe in a uniparty, Ian.

I'll vote for Cruz if he's nominated. I just don't think he should be nominated.

The dems trojan-horsed socialism in with Obama. We have our own trojan horse in Trump. I'm not saying he's got conservative bona fides. All I'm saying is if he is nominated and wins the election, he'll enter the oval office after having endured unremitting attack from the left, personal attack, on all fronts, for months.

He will put them in the ground. And he'll do it because that's his nature, not as a conservative actor. And that will change things, and we'll be someplace different, with new enemies and new problems.

I will take that.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:52 AM (xuouz)

289 My write-in vote will read: Joe "Joey Choo-Choo" Biden.

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Shouldn't that be Joe "Joey Choo-Choo" Biden Woooo! Wooooo!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 04, 2016 10:53 AM (Nwg0u)

290 Most sure delegates don't show up even.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 10:53 AM (EXkrA)

291 I'm kind of freaked out over it.

Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM
~~~
I had a pre-cancerous polyp removed from my vocal cords 35 years ago.

Smart that you went for the colonoscopy and excellent that they found the polyp now. Remember--it's PRE-cancerous, not cancer, so you're getting rid of it before it turns nasty. That's all good.

Besides, you've got miles and miles of intestines and won't miss a couple of inches.

Seriously: wishing you all the best and will keep you in my prayers!

Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 10:53 AM (E6RIJ)

292 "I was done with her after I heard her on the podcast and she demonstrated she would be an establishment amnesty shill."

Fiascorina was constantly firing American citizens from HP, but first, forcing them to train their replacements. Imported coolie coders on H-1B visas at one-eighth the salary. In fact, she was one of the first Valley CEOs to begin that wonderful practice. Pathbreaking! Brave female pioneer!

This was also the period of time when HP's product quality went in the toilet.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 04, 2016 10:53 AM (noWW6)

293 >>>What is the sound of one Jeb clapping?

Fap, fap, fap.... (?)

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 04, 2016 10:54 AM (bpn7O)

294 Have you seen the people the Left is throwing against us? Have you taken a good hard look at Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton?

We can beat these people.


We can beat these people in a 1970s-1990s world.

But it's changed. The culture has changed. The demographics have changed. And this was all done while we on the Right were complacent and buying into the GOPe's line that a half a loaf is better than none, not realizing that they never even intended to give us that much.

That the Democratic Party is evenly split between a felon and a Communist is troubling enough. But consider that, although I have my issues with Romney, at the end of the day he is a good and decent man who lost to Obama. In a sane world Romney should have won. He didn't. And that's why I don't buy the whole "we can beat these people" line, because we should have beaten Obama.


Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 04, 2016 10:54 AM (eytER)

295 He will put them in the ground. And he'll do it because that's his nature, not as a conservative actor. And that will change things, and we'll be someplace different, with new enemies and new problems.

I will take that.

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With due respect, you are putting a lot of faith in how Trump will respond. I'll take my chances on Cruz.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:54 AM (gmeXX)

296 German homeless get the boot in favor of their new countrymen

http://tinyurl.com/ztvltxl


A Berlin home that has housed homeless people for 20 years is in danger of being cleared. The owners have seen a new opportunity: the city pays 50 euros a night to house refugees.


Don't miss out on your opportunity to find a rich and rewarding career helping resettle refugees in your community.

Posted by: UNHCR at February 04, 2016 10:54 AM (QaBhC)

297 Cruz is particularly adept at playing the press in ways they don't intend.

I think Cruz is probably the smartest R candidate I seen for decades.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 10:55 AM (w4NZ8)

298 G'day, all.

Someone please make my day and tell me the JEF was struck by lightning at the prayer breakfast.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 10:55 AM (FsuaD)

299 I think Cruz is probably the smartest R candidate I seen for decades.

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Since Nixon - winner of the largest landslide in history.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:55 AM (gmeXX)

300 Don't miss out on your opportunity to find a rich and rewarding career helping resettle refugees in your community.
Posted by: UNHCR at February 04, 2016 10:54 AM (QaBhC)

This is a noble meme.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:56 AM (xuouz)

301 He also keeps telling me that Cruz is unelectable. I asked him why he thinks so, and he said because of the government shutdown. He said he doesn't believe that Cruz is capable of compromise, and the only way we can get anything done is to work with the other side for the common good. I use him as my on the fence bellwether for semi-reformed liberals.

Posted by: no good deed at February 04, 2016 10:56 AM (GgxVX)

302 A Berlin home that has housed homeless people for 20 years is in danger of being cleared. The owners have seen a new opportunity: the city pays 50 euros a night to house refugees.

Does that translate to thirty pieces of silver?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 04, 2016 10:56 AM (FkBIv)

303 With due respect, you are putting a lot of faith in how Trump will respond. I'll take my chances on Cruz.
Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:54 AM (gmeXX)

For sure. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Trump has upside. That's all he has, but it's something.

I like Trump and Cruz.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 10:57 AM (xuouz)

304 Well said. I also grew up in a Trailer Park during the 50s and 60s. They were not fun times at all. Constant violent race riots, the constant threat of Nuclear annihilation with zero notice and yet another war that was dividing the Country. It was not a happy time for most people.


As a child, it pretty much was. I grew up in the City of St. Louis, south side, b. 1962. Childhood was a cross between Beaver Cleaver & Dennis the Menace. As a six year old child, the '68 dem convention didn't mean shit or affect me in any way. Moon walk at seven was pretty cool. Vietnam War? Ended when I was 12 & 1/2.
So yeah, growing up WAS pretty good. As a kid. About the only thing I didn't get to do was shoot rats at the city dump.
Probably sucked as an adult though.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 10:57 AM (VDCWC)

305 He said he doesn't believe that Cruz is capable of compromise, and the only way we can get anything done is to work with the other side for the common good.

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Is there a better reason to vote for Cruz than that?

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 10:57 AM (gmeXX)

306 My country left me, and ran over me when it did.

Posted by: BackwardsBo


Obama was them backing up and running over us again to make sure we were dead

Hillary would be, back in drive, run over US one last time.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 10:58 AM (5Gpe2)

307 In a sane world Romney should have won. He didn't.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 04, 2016 10:54 AM (eytER)


Romney didn't win because of intangibles I think. People just didn't like him. They thought he was a rich distant guy. He didn't fight hard enough against that.

It also sounds like his organization sucked and that counts for something (and bodes well for cruz, not so much for trump at this point).

That doesn't mean we can never win.

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 10:59 AM (lIU4e)

308 I will never give up my toe rings.

Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 10:59 AM (l/N7H)

309 I hate to say it but Mooch actually looks kinda good in this picture.

http://tinyurl.com/zo5rbkc

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 04, 2016 11:00 AM (Nwg0u)

310 308 I will never give up my toe rings.

Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 10:59 AM (l/N7H)



How you doin?

Posted by: Dick Morris at February 04, 2016 11:00 AM (zt+N6)

311 So yeah, growing up WAS pretty good. As a kid. Probably sucked as an adult though.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 10:57 AM (VDCWC)

What are you drinking that you can only speculate about how your adulthood "probably" has gone?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 11:00 AM (xuouz)

312
The National Review trying to tie Trump to white nationalists impresses me as much as calling Trump a 'budding Hitler', i.e. SFA.

If Trump were a budding Hitler, NRO writers wouldn't be able to eat anything except through a straw. Assholes.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 11:01 AM (X6fMO)

313 Is there a better reason to vote for Cruz than that?

I tried the personal freedom angle, but he is far more willing to subvert personal freedom for "the common good" than I thought. His socialist bent is kind of shocking to me. The healthcare discussion floored me.

Posted by: no good deed at February 04, 2016 11:01 AM (GgxVX)

314 "That the Democratic Party is evenly split between a felon and a Communist is troubling enough."


That is all they have. That fling they had with Obama cost them a lot, though they won't admit it.

Yet.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 04, 2016 11:01 AM (hLRSq)

315 I will never give up my toe rings.


You, you, racist culture-appropriator, you.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 11:01 AM (LUgeY)

316 A Berlin home that has housed homeless people for 20 years is in danger of being cleared. The owners have seen a new opportunity: the city pays 50 euros a night to house refugees.

Once upon a time, Germany wanted to clear other lands for places for its people to settle. It did not end well.

Now it clears its own lands for other people to settle. I do not think this will end any better.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 11:01 AM (9krrF)

317 My surgery is scheduled for Feb 16. They have to do a small bowel resection to remove appendix and polyp. I'm kind of freaked out over it. Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 10:20 AM (l/N7H)

============
Dont be. You are going to be fine.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 04, 2016 11:02 AM (iQIUe)

318 Well, I liked Nixon and thought he did a pretty good job overall. Never understood the outright hysteria against him.

Cruz is really good one-on-one persuasion and his unfailing courtesy (so many 'problems' could be solved with a little courtesy) is a huuuuge plus for me. I like the nerdy vibes and distrust petted favorites.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 04, 2016 11:03 AM (MIKMs)

319 "But consider that, although I have my issues with Romney, at the end of
the day he is a good and decent man who lost to Obama."

Good and decent man == passive beta male.

"Candy, can I just say that I agree with the President on this?"

I didn't vote for John McCain in 2008. I voted against his opponent.

I didn't vote for Romney in 2012. I voted against his opponent.

We now know by viewing the post-election actions and statements of Romney and Ryan that, had they gotten in, nothing would have been done about repealing Obamacare, of which Romney was privately fond, and the Amnesty Express would be arriving on track five, with Chief Engineer Paul Ryan at the controls.

At this point I'm with Backwards Boy. I am probably going to vote once this year, in the Democratic primary, for the Communist over the crook, and that's it.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 04, 2016 11:03 AM (noWW6)

320 Thanks everyone for the prayers. The upside of this is while I am laid up in the hospital I can spend all the time I want here!! So be prepared!!

Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 11:04 AM (l/N7H)

321 While the past may be idealized by some, and certainly in many ways we were worse off....the truth is that the "long march" has paid off in spades for the communists/one worlder/socialists and so the world my child will inherit will be a much much less free place than the one I grew up in.

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:04 AM (fatVw)

322
Amidst the crime increase in NYC from thievery to slashings, NYC is going to be cracking down on . . . .


people who fall asleep on the subway !

http://tinyurl.com/j6xxdb4


Just like the Germans who scold young women for tempting the rape-u-gees, DeBlasio and his Commish are lecturing the hard working New Yorkers not to tempt the criminals by letting down their guard. They are counting on you to be vigilent comrade !




Posted by: McCool at February 04, 2016 11:06 AM (nCSwS)

323 There's no such thing as communism.

NAZI
USSR

Both socialist in name and as such in deed.

As Ace pointed out yesterday, victim status is reserved exclusively for socialists. Feminism, gay advocacy, race agitators, all socialists using those robust, powerful collections of lies to advance global socialism.

It's all socialism, all the way down. Make them own it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 11:06 AM (xuouz)

324 Romney didn't win because of intangibles I think. People just didn't like him. They thought he was a rich distant guy. He didn't fight hard enough against that.

That and he beat the shit out of TFG in the first debate, and then immediately stopped fighting on *that* front too. I assume the donors got to him and were terrified of being called racist.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 04, 2016 11:06 AM (znyNk)

325 I keep picturing Anton Chigurh officiating the coin tosses for Hillary in Iowa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B_rRmkbA9I

Posted by: Dang at February 04, 2016 11:06 AM (2oWD2)

326 I hate to say it but Mooch actually looks kinda good in this picture.

http://tinyurl.com/zo5rbkc

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 04, 2016 11:00 AM (Nwg0u)

If you're trying to RickRoll us, you ain't doing it right.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 04, 2016 11:07 AM (oxcYa)

327 Sadly, almost anyone posting on this site is "the crazy uncle" (or aunt) to a majority of the youth, up to age 32 or so I guess. Even if they are not political, they've been subtly molded by sitcoms and the Zuckerbergs.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 11:07 AM (5Gpe2)

328 Thanks everyone for the prayers. The upside of this is while I am laid up in the hospital I can spend all the time I want here!! So be prepared!!

Heh, it'll only hurt when you laugh.

Seriously jewells, best wishes for an uneventful procedure and a speedy recovery.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 11:07 AM (LUgeY)

329 the city pays 50 euros a night to house refugees.

Of course you have to weigh in the cost of them crapping in the sink and yard and raping your daughters. And the splody vests.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 04, 2016 11:07 AM (ODxAs)

330 Heh, it'll only hurt when you laugh.

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.... and fart.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 11:08 AM (8XRCm)

331 ...the world my child will inherit will be a much much less free place than the one I grew up in.


Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:04 AM

~~~

As a kid, one of our favorite retorts was, "It's a free country!"

Not so much anymore.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 11:09 AM (E6RIJ)

332 This was also the period of time when HP's product quality went in the toilet.

Oh please. HP was a fiasco before she was there, and today it's still a fiasco. How'd the Palm acquisition by those big smart males work out?

Posted by: Ian S. at February 04, 2016 11:09 AM (znyNk)

333 It's hysterical in a sad way that the guy who came in third is the big winner coming out of Iowa with, by far, the most press and endorsements coming out of the woodwork.

I don't support him but Trump is still up by double digits in NH. Cruz, "the guy who can win and no one likes" just won.

If Rubio is he nominee, I'll vote for Hillary or Bernie. It's not as if the results will be any different and I am sick and tired of being told by a handful of DC sycophants who to vote for.

Posted by: Damiano at February 04, 2016 11:10 AM (XItbt)

334 Jewells45 - I am sure that you are worried but please be comforted by the fact that this is a common surgery and you will come out just fine! Plus, milk it for all you can with your family and friends and get some nice TLC along the way

Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2016 11:10 AM (oiNtH)

335 His [Cruz']socialist bent is kind of shocking to me. The healthcare discussion floored me. Posted by: no good deed at February 04, 2016 11:01 AM (GgxVX)

Ted Cruz has a socialist bent? Do go on. This is fascinating.

Posted by: troyriser at February 04, 2016 11:10 AM (UWlp+)

336 I never understood why "Just leave me alone" was so offensive to so many people....

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:10 AM (fatVw)

337 He also keeps telling me that Cruz is unelectable. I
asked him why he thinks so, and he said because of the government
shutdown. He said he doesn't believe that Cruz is capable of compromise,
and the only way we can get anything done is to work with the other
side for the common good. I use him as my on the fence bellwether for
semi-reformed liberals.

Posted by: no good deed at February 04, 2016 10:56 AM (GgxVX)

You might point out to him that Rs actually won quite a number of seats (including regaining "control" of the Senate after that "disastrous" "shutdown")... and how disappointed was the GOPe that they couldn't blame losses on Cruz?:-)

You might also point out to him that compromising with those who wish to destroy this country is not a virtue... and if he doesn't think the country is being destroyed, he is lying to you and is actually a Dem but doesn't want to admit it.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 04, 2016 11:11 AM (NPofj)

338 Ted Cruz has a socialist bent?

Not Cruz, my father in law. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

Posted by: no good deed at February 04, 2016 11:11 AM (GgxVX)

339 I just received Jack Fowler's (publisher) email begging for money to keep National Review alive.

I emailed back that they have lost their collective minds and that NR can't die soon enough.

Posted by: jwest at February 04, 2016 11:11 AM (Zs4uk)

340 Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 11:07 AM (5Gpe2)

We've got a number of commenters 30 and around here.

Definitely in the minority in the age bracket, though. My facebook feed is filled with pro-Bernie drivel.

Posted by: joe at February 04, 2016 11:12 AM (KUaJL)

341 Even if they are not political, they've been subtly molded by sitcoms and the Zuckerbergs

The media in general is amazing. Have you talked to an actual European about anything remotely political? They might as well be from Mars.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 04, 2016 11:12 AM (znyNk)

342 Sidebar: "In a way it's sexier to have them wearing something. " I watch a lot of Bollywood movies. Up thru the 1980's, the actresses' characters were always demure, chaste, fully dressed, and very attractive. Since then, the movies have got a lot sluttier, showing lots more skin, and I just don't like them nearly as much as the old-school ladies. Sridevi was my favorite.

Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 11:14 AM (+Jpqc)

343 I never understood why "Just leave me alone" was so offensive to so many people....

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:10 AM (fatVw)

Comrade citizen, left to your own devices, you might not manage your life optimally, and since the state only wants the best for you, they cannot leave you alone!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 04, 2016 11:14 AM (wYnyS)

344 It's hysterical in a sad way that the guy who came in third is the big winner coming out of Iowa with, by far, the most press and endorsements coming out of the woodwork.

The oligarchs and plutocrats finally got the message that Cruz or Trump could actually win. They are all in for Rub-I-Oh! now. The free 'commercials" against the first 2 and for rubio will be worth hundreds of millions.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 04, 2016 11:14 AM (ODxAs)

345 the Marshall Islands would disappear in ten years

At the 1952 rate, he would have been right. Things 50's liberals worried about...
(Has he heard that Ivy Mike is no more? And that they've been an independent country for 30 years?)

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 04, 2016 11:14 AM (xq1UY)

346 and sadly Hrothgar you have the jist of it

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:15 AM (fatVw)

347 I never understood why "Just leave me alone" was so offensive to so many people....

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:10 AM (fatVw)

_____

Just leave me alone.....to oppress women.
Just leave me alone.....to oppress minorities.

And so forth.

That's what libtard loons hear.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 11:16 AM (0LHZx)

348 His [Cruz']socialist bent is kind of shocking to me.
The healthcare discussion floored me. Posted by: no good deed at
February 04, 2016 11:01 AM (GgxVX)

Ted Cruz has a socialist bent? Do go on. This is fascinating.

Posted by: troyriser at February 04, 2016 11:10 AM (UWlp+)

Maybe for some double secret definition of socialism?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 04, 2016 11:16 AM (NPofj)

349 I never understood why "Just leave me alone" was so offensive to so many people....

Ever lived in an area with an homeowners association? There's a lot of people who are frustrated dictators out there.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 04, 2016 11:16 AM (znyNk)

350 Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:10 AM (fatVw)


Because too many people want what you have.

Posted by: joe at February 04, 2016 11:17 AM (KUaJL)

351 "We've got a number of commenters 30 and around here." joe

good to hear ... I used to say the next generation would revolt against the machine ... but that machine would be the liberal machine and they'd bring us back. The current campus PC fascism may have doused my hopes, though there are still some catching on. just hope we're not too late.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 11:17 AM (5Gpe2)

352 Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told black lawmakers

>> Wednesday that he supports new voting rights protections


What about everyone else and their rights being swamped by fraud?

Posted by: DaveA at February 04, 2016 11:17 AM (DL2i+)

353 Ever lived in an area with an homeowners association? There's a lot of people who are frustrated dictators out there.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 04, 2016 11:16 AM (znyNk)


Hey! Watch that, Buster.

Posted by: jwest at February 04, 2016 11:18 AM (Zs4uk)

354 HOA=death, never have,never will live in one

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:18 AM (fatVw)

355 @340.. Joe, same thing on my FB page. Most of my kids' friends are for Bernie. Thankfully we raised them right! But they are not thrilled with what the GOP has to offer. They hate Trump, said Cruz gives them the creeps... they LOVED Rand Paul but he was never going to win.

Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 11:18 AM (l/N7H)

356 @337

I've got a simpler one for you: no compromises and nothing getting done in DC is a feature, not a bug.

The entire point of our (former) system of government was to make "getting stuff done" a very difficult prospect. Th whole idea was that centralized decision making for the entire country was a really bad idea.

Imagine if the Federal government hadn't passed a single law for the past 50 or 100 years. Would things be better or worse?

Posted by: Damiano at February 04, 2016 11:18 AM (XItbt)

357 Rut-roh.

Carson slashing staff/funds drying up.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zg9jkzh

Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 11:19 AM (E6RIJ)

358 I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero!


http://tinyurl.com/jqd8ax9


'Oh my God!' Bernie Sanders flinches after hearing man collapse on stage during presidential candidate's gun control speech before rushing to his aid

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 11:19 AM (fWAjv)

359

according to one poll, Rubio has pulled into second in NH


his strategy is 3rd in Iowa, 2nd in NH and 1st in SC, and then he has the big mo and is rolling

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 11:19 AM (zOTsN)

360 If anonymous were truly freedom fighters they would hack and eliminate the entire CFR.

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:20 AM (fatVw)

361 Treehouse states that Cruz is using MK-Ultra like tactics.


Oooooookay

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 11:20 AM (fWAjv)

362 Heh, subjunctive....still a grammarian, who knew.

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:21 AM (fatVw)

363 >>>I keep picturing Anton Chigurh officiating the coin tosses for Hillary in Iowa.

Even Chigurh was willing to let a toss go against him.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 04, 2016 11:21 AM (bpn7O)

364 McConnell, Ryan and Obama met Monday to decide what they would shove down the publics throats before Obama leaves office

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 11:21 AM (zOTsN)

365 HOAs are a double edged sword. Yeah you have the insane people who come out to measure the length of your grass and if it's 1/4 too high they complain. But it also keeps your neighbor from paining his house purple or having 5 semi-running cars in the driveway.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 11:21 AM (0LHZx)

366 Ever lived in an area with an homeowners association? There's a lot of people who are frustrated dictators out there.

Posted by: Ian S.



No and never will. And they are tin pot dictators compared to a jackboot city zoning nazi. You can fight an HOA. You can't fight city hall.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 11:21 AM (VDCWC)

367 It's good to be almost King.

"Prince Charles has been revealed as one of Britain's most successful living artists"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jer9aw6

link to Daily Mail

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 04, 2016 11:21 AM (XtAzU)

368 MK-Ultra like tactics.

What does that mean?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 11:22 AM (w4NZ8)

369 >>Treehouse states that Cruz is using MK-Ultra like tactics.

Don't eat the brown acid.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2016 11:22 AM (/tuJf)

370 What about everyone else and their rights being swamped by fraud?


Posted by: DaveA at February 04, 2016 11:17 AM (DL2i+)

My instinct tells me that the voters being "protected" already have two votes each when averaged over the blue states!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 04, 2016 11:22 AM (wYnyS)

371 HOA's, local zoning, and Robert Moses Enterprise Zones are the best illustration of the colonial saw about one tyrant 3000 miles away vs 3000 tyrants one mile away.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 04, 2016 11:22 AM (xq1UY)

372 >>> Oh! The painter climbed up on the roof to spy on the girl bathing in that window.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 04, 2016 09:49 AM (1xUj/)

Never go full peeping Tom, son, it never ends up well...

Posted by: King David at February 04, 2016 11:22 AM (hvf9s)

373 HOA=death, never have,never will live in one
Posted by: citizen khan


I've heard people say they can't find a place to live that doesn't have HOA. I'm sure there are places but they don't meet those folks standards I guess.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 04, 2016 11:22 AM (FkBIv)

374 >>>As a kid, one of our favorite retorts was, "It's a free country!"

Microaggression!!!!!

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 04, 2016 11:23 AM (bpn7O)

375 I've always thought that zoning changes should be grandfathered and/or considered a taking, and therefore should be recompensed.

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:23 AM (fatVw)

376 I am old. I just read a Politico story on how Sanders reveals Hillary's weaknesses and realized one of the authors is a friend of one of my daughters from high school. Boom. Old.

And, by the way, Sanders isn't revealing Hillary's weaknesses, Hillary herself does every time she opens her yap.

Posted by: MTF at February 04, 2016 11:23 AM (TxJGV)

377 >>What does that mean?

MKUltra was a CIA mind control project that used drugs, most notably LSD, in attempt to make the subject more pliable.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2016 11:23 AM (/tuJf)

378 I've heard people say they can't find a place to live that doesn't have HOA. I'm sure there are places but they don't meet those folks standards I guess.



Texas.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 11:23 AM (VDCWC)

379 according to one poll, Rubio has pulled into second in NH

____

Well since he "won" by coming in 3rd in Iowa, coming in second in a NH poll, means he's really up by 17%.
- Faux

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 11:23 AM (0LHZx)

380 MK Ultra is a CIA mind control project. In otherwords, Conservative Treehouse has lost its shit

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 11:23 AM (zOTsN)

381 In fact, his position was that Cruz and Rubio, again based on conversations he says he has had with both men, are the only two real conservatives in the race.

And oh yes, Rush's callers were immediately on his ass like white on rice over Rubio's Gang of Eight stunt, as well as his having drank the amnesty kool-aid, issues that Rush clearly acknowledged are deal breakers as far as the base is concerned, and that Rubio must answer for.
Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at February 04, 2016 10:27 AM (AYY6Y)

Thanks for posting this. I also listened to Rush yesterday, although only for a short time. I heard what he was saying about Rubio,whom either he had interviewed for his magazine or had simply had a conversation with.
I posted about it yesterday, but it was of no interest because it was buried in the thread about Obama going to a mosque.
A couple of weeks ago, their were folks on here going nuts because Rush was explaining why Trump had decided not to attend the last debate and those folks took it as an endorsement of Trump. That Rush was all in for Trump.

One of the things I detest about liberals is their inability to think logically and with consideration for all sides of a debate. They base everything off of emotion and they refuse to listen to anything that is the slightest bit contrary to their preconceived opinion of how something is. Or who someone is, what they do, what they think.

So a new senator comes into the Senate full of ideas of how it works, and gets a major lesson that the Senate is actually full of career politicians who do nothing but what protects their seat. Rubio wants to get to the point of having some power, so he decides to play the game by the majority's rules, and signs on to the amnesty bill.

And almost destroys his career in the process. I give Rubio props for deciding to leave the Senate. He said per Rush's comments, that he cannot get anything done in the Senate unless he wants to commit to a 30 year career of butt kissing there, to finally win a position of power. And it's not for him. He is planning to go into the private sector to work if he doesn't win the Presidency.

That position is a conservative one. Rubio has a long way to go to win me over, but at least I'll listen instead of running around with my hands over my ears, screaming, he's dead to me he's dead to me, he wants amnesty, he's a progressive, blah blah.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 04, 2016 11:23 AM (K0Iz7)

382 >>> according to one poll, Rubio has pulled into second in NH
...

According to every poll up until Monday night, Trump was going to win Iowa and the only real race was for second place.

Posted by: Damiano at February 04, 2016 11:24 AM (XItbt)

383 I haven't read the thread, so I don't know if this one is a no-politics zone, but that stupid Daily Show is perpetuating that Trump smear on Cruz about "cheating".

I know the new host gets far fewer viewers, but I bet a lot of people still get their "news" from that show.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 11:24 AM (CoX6k)

384 MKUltra was a CIA mind control project that used drugs,

They think Cruz is putting drugs in the water supply?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 11:24 AM (w4NZ8)

385 Ah. In the painting, I see the torches of the locals as they hunt down Mooslim rapists.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 04, 2016 11:25 AM (RrDm2)

386 MKUltra was a CIA mind control project that used drugs, most notably LSD, in attempt to make the subject more pliable.

Posted by: JackStraw

Timothy Leary was involved...so much for his anti-establishment bona-fides...

Posted by: Mr Wizard at February 04, 2016 11:25 AM (eOpVe)

387 They think Cruz is putting drugs in the water supply?>>>

Maybe he's taking them out. Which scares them to death.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 04, 2016 11:26 AM (XtAzU)

388 "good to hear ... I used to say the next generation would revolt against the machine ... but that machine would be the liberal machine and they'd bring us back. The current campus PC fascism may have doused my hopes, though there are still some catching on. just hope we're not too late."

We've reached Animal Farm territory. Schools and the media have done such a good job of portraying any conservative position as a religious nutjob and just straight up ignoring any limited government position that kids growing up in the last 20 years just have not experienced an articulate explanation of what we're trying to say. They're not going to revolt against the left because the left has done a very good job of getting them to believe that the right is still their enemy.

Lots of people have a feeling that something is wrong, but they can't identify exactly what because it's baked into the premise.

Posted by: joe at February 04, 2016 11:26 AM (KUaJL)

389 What does that mean?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 11:22 AM (w4NZ

It means stop listening to the person who's suggesting it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 11:26 AM (xuouz)

390 I demand free Soma.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 04, 2016 11:27 AM (u5gzz)

391 "That and [Romney] beat the shit out of TFG in the first debate"

Obama showed up visibly stoned and unprepared, then got panicky under pressure. It wasn't so much that Romney won it with a tour de force performance as it was that Obama barely took the field.

By the later debates, Obama's handlers had him prepped, kept him away from the choom, and they had dialed up the moderator collusion factor. ("Candy, get the transcript.")

And, if Romney is an topflight debater, why didn't he right there and then flag the play on the transcript nonsense?

Posted by: torquewrench at February 04, 2016 11:27 AM (noWW6)

392 As a kid, one of our favorite retorts was, "It's a free country!"

-
That expression has gone the way of "free, white, and twenty-one."

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 04, 2016 11:27 AM (Nwg0u)

393 @378

I wish. About the only place in TX that I know of that isn't overrun with HOAs is East TX.

Posted by: Damiano at February 04, 2016 11:28 AM (XItbt)

394 I caught a few minutes of Limbaugh yesterday - when he was claiming Rubio isn't establishment.

The blowhard really outdid himself.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 04, 2016 11:28 AM (RcpcZ)

395 About Texas

I am driving the kids to school today. Radio on to some dreadful pop station they like. It seems a staff member of the radio staton had her home robbed while she was at work. Dumb DJs ask listeners to call in with suggestions on how to prevetn another break in and how she could feel safe again.

now this is a reliably progressive radio station typically. Yay feminists! Yay illegal aliens!

A woman called in and said her home was robed, she replaced everything, and she was immiediately robbed again. She said she had a plan to feel safe

She bought a Glock. Then she said she made an announcement on the GEBS, the Ghetto Emergency Broadcast System. She stood outside her home, and shouted "Listen up, Whoever has been robbing my home, you come in my house again and I'm gonna tag ya back!!" And fired two shots in the air.

She was never robbed again. I laughed so hard I could breathe

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 11:29 AM (zOTsN)

396 Posted by: Jen the original at February 04, 2016 11:23 AM (K0Iz7)

I applaud Rubio's decision to go into the private sector.

His judgement is terrible for a politician.

First, amnesty.

Now, trying to destroy Due Process.

Do. Not. Want.


So, fairtheewell, Rubio. Make big money on your connections and enjoy a good life.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 04, 2016 11:29 AM (0cMkb)

397 368 MK-Ultra like tactics.

What does that mean?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 11:22 AM (w4NZ

'Mind-control'

They are using this WaPo article for reference.


http://tinyurl.com/z7eu78h


Actually just good targeting.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 11:29 AM (fWAjv)

398 Romney didn't win because of intangibles I think. People just didn't
like him. They thought he was a rich distant guy. He didn't fight hard
enough against that.


And who created the image of him as a rich distant guy?

That's why I say this is a different world and we have a different battlefield. We live in a country where a person can illegally cross the border and get benefits up to and including being able to use an EBT card at the Taco The Town food truck. This world has a media that is dedicated to taking down anyone who would dare question the status quo of a socialist society, however soft and genteel that criticism may be.

Just saying "we can beat these guys" isn't enough. The problems go beyond winning elections at this point.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 04, 2016 11:29 AM (PFy0L)

399 "I've heard people say they can't find a place to live that doesn't have HOA."



Friend lived in one here. Citations for parking the wrong direction on the street......trash bins out a day early, etc. Bunch of effing Nazis.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:30 AM (LA7Cm)

400 >>> Fuck the National Review. Thatisalll.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 10:48 AM (9krrF)

What idiocy are they peddling now? Sad to see a once respectable publication go to full meltdown mode.

Posted by: LizLem at February 04, 2016 11:30 AM (hvf9s)

401 >>>64 Most states allow non-members of Costco to shop for liquor there. At the door, just say you are there to buy booze.

>>>Pulling over from the last thread...is this true in Texas?

>>>Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 10:01 AM (lIU4e)

Texas law prohibits liquor (stronger than table wine) sales on Sundays and, I believe, no sales until 10 a.m. on any other day. So a regular store that also sells liquor would have to keep it separate from the rest of the store for those days and times.

I remember one Costco/Sam's clone that sold liquor on 75 in Dallas. They bricked off one corner of the building and had a separate entrance for liquor sales, no membership required. Haven't seen that set-up anywhere else.

Loved Arizona Costcos -- pallets of whisky and vodka right there next to the bakery....

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at February 04, 2016 11:30 AM (+ixid)

402 laughed so hard I could hardly breathe

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 11:30 AM (zOTsN)

403
We're good with either Rubio or Hillary.

Posted by: GOP Establishment at February 04, 2016 11:30 AM (ODxAs)

404 "So a new senator comes into the Senate full of ideas of how it works,
and gets a major lesson that the Senate is actually full of career
politicians who do nothing but what protects their seat. Rubio wants to
get to the point of having some power, so he decides to play the game by
the majority's rules, and signs on to the amnesty bill."

The extremely frightening thing about Rubio isn't his history of backing amnesty. It's his habit of explaining his position on amnesty in different and contradictory ways depending on the language he happens to be speaking at the time.

English-speaking audience: Border security first!

Spanish-speaking audience: Citizenship papers first!

Posted by: torquewrench at February 04, 2016 11:31 AM (noWW6)

405 OT mini rant. While I live in Texas, and it's awesome, property taxes are the goddamn devil's work and instantly change me from a citizen to a subject. I can NEVER "own" my property, I merely lease it from the government, to me that is total bullshit. I would happily trade a state income tax to get rid of property taxes, unfortunately I'd probably end up with both if anything was done about it.
*types*
*deletes*
F*CK!

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:31 AM (fatVw)

406 And oh yes, Rush's callers were immediately on his ass like white on rice over Rubio's Gang of Eight stunt

Was out of town and listening to Medved yesterday afternoon. He said the gang of eight bill is actually very good and secures the border and anyone who disagrees is just wrong.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 04, 2016 11:32 AM (FkBIv)

407 I wish. About the only place in TX that I know of that isn't overrun with HOAs is East TX.


Denton County. 26 miles due north of downtown Dallas.
Many cities don't have HOA's. Especially the smaller ones and older neighborhoods of the medium sized cities.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 11:33 AM (VDCWC)

408 I give Rubio props for deciding to leave the Senate. He said per Rush's
comments, that he cannot get anything done in the Senate unless he
wants to commit to a 30 year career of butt kissing there, to finally
win a position of power.


So he agreed to amnesty so he could fight against it thirty years later....?

No Rubio for me. Nope.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 04, 2016 11:33 AM (PFy0L)

409 >>> He is planning to go into the private sector to work if he doesn't win the Presidency.

Is "lobbyist" really private sector work? Seriously, what job is Rubio actually qualified to hold?

Rubio complaining that he can't "get anything done" in Congress is on of the top reasons he should no be in any office. It's proof positive that he fundamentally does not understand what the role of the federal government is supposed to be.

Posted by: Damiano at February 04, 2016 11:33 AM (XItbt)

410 She bought a Glock. Then she said she made an
announcement on the GEBS, the Ghetto Emergency Broadcast System. She
stood outside her home, and shouted "Listen up, Whoever has been robbing
my home, you come in my house again and I'm gonna tag ya back!!" And
fired two shots in the air.



She was never robbed again. I laughed so hard I could breathe

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 11:29 AM (zOTsN)


LOL!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 11:33 AM (FsuaD)

411 I would happily trade a state income tax to get rid of property taxes,

Is there any place that doesn't have property tax?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 04, 2016 11:34 AM (FkBIv)

412 Drudge always finds the best Hillary! pictures. Check today's.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 04, 2016 11:34 AM (Nwg0u)

413 8 Trump is an asshole.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile

Name one person running who isn't.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 04, 2016 11:34 AM (QdAXQ)

414 How I wish I lived next door to Moo-Moo.
Sanctimonious tiny prick. I would I had thy coilons in mine hand.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 04, 2016 11:35 AM (xq1UY)

415
27 The Vaseline-covered goggles...they do nothing!

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed


How did you get Vaseline over them. Nevermind, I don't want to know.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 04, 2016 11:37 AM (QdAXQ)

416 OMG that Hillary pic on Drudge!

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 11:37 AM (zOTsN)

417 OT mini rant. While I live in Texas, and it's awesome, property taxes are the goddamn devil's work and instantly change me from a citizen to a subject. I can NEVER "own" my property, I merely lease it from the government, to me that is total bullshit. I would happily trade a state income tax to get rid of property taxes,



What state has no city, county, or school taxes tied to property?
How are those functions funded?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 11:37 AM (VDCWC)

418 "Drudge always finds the best Hillary! pictures. Check today's"

Her right eye is doing that thing again when she tries to smile. Sort of wanders around.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:38 AM (LA7Cm)

419 OMG that Hillary pic on Drudge




I saw it. Vomit inducing.... Do not go there...

Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 11:38 AM (/dSsq)

420 Re Dondi: what's that thingy he likes that removes due process for the falsely accused kollidge rapists?

Besides another serious mark against him, that is.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 11:38 AM (LUgeY)

421 "Drudge always finds the best Hillary! pictures. Check today's"

Her right eye is doing that thing again when she tries to smile. Sort of wanders around.




Scanning the crowd for enemies.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 11:39 AM (VDCWC)

422 But it also keeps your neighbor from paining his house purple or having 5 semi-running cars in the driveway.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 11:21 AM (0LHZx)


You say that as if there were something wrong with it. You collect Beanie Babies. I collect cars. Deal with it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2016 11:39 AM (Z8fuk)

423 "What idiocy are they [National Review] peddling now? Sad to see a once respectable publication go to full meltdown mode." Today Williamson says Trump supporters are the "swastika set." I stopped reading there. He really really needs an editor. He used to seem so smart, but Trump has driven him cuckoo.

Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 11:39 AM (+Jpqc)

424 If The Donald gets pissed enough do You think He'll run third party?

Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 11:40 AM (/dSsq)

425 Hillary on the cover of Time...she will look good sitting at her desk in the Oval Office...We should all go buy a copy, they will sell millions.

She knows what its like to be knocked down....and dodging sniper fire.

Posted by: colin at February 04, 2016 11:40 AM (Pdb6E)

426 "if Romney is an topflight debater, why didn't he right there and then flag the play on the transcript nonsense?"

His first debate he ruled. People thought Obama was stoned or something. But then Romney seemed to think he had it won maybe, and went into his version of the prevent defense. If he went Trump on Crowley when she lied for Obama's "not a terrorist attack", and kept going Trump ... he wins.

He went polite, soft spoken, good bye. It's not easy to go Trump, but contain that Hulk like monster. We need the Dr. Banner side of Trump at times, instead of just "I'll get good people, it will be great".

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 11:41 AM (5Gpe2)

427 I understand the funding issue, it's the principle. You never OWN your property, I find that disagreeable to the extreme.

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:41 AM (fatVw)

428 151 Rubio's over my line.

To me, voting for him is as good as sucking Mitch's dick.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel

If you put it that way...

Posted by: Barky at February 04, 2016 11:41 AM (QdAXQ)

429 "Seriously, what job is Rubio actually qualified to hold?"

Rubio should be tending bar.

Kasich should be delivering mail.

Carson should be performing brain surgery.

Carly should be running companies into the ground.

Jeb should be starring in the Spanish-language reimagining of Mr. Rogers.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 04, 2016 11:41 AM (noWW6)

430

I was just talking with my sister, who mentioned a friend of hers was listening to an AM station in California, and they said that 70% of the population in Watts, alone, was illegal.

I wonder if it's true.

But, Watts used to be pretty much African American.

She said they further explained that the blacks are all moving out because of this. To places like Alabama and such.

Again, I wonder how much of this is true.

Years ago I heard 1 in 10 in Cali were illegal, but that was probably a decade ago. What a messed up state.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 11:41 AM (qCMvj)

431 O'Malley has his chips on No. 17 black on the roulette table. He's holding out in the race hoping that Hillary is arrested and Bernie expires.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 04, 2016 11:42 AM (OZmbA)

432 Carson slashing staff/funds drying up.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zg9jkzh
Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 11:19 AM (E6RIJ)


I think Carson is just mad the truth got out before he wanted it too...

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 11:42 AM (lIU4e)

433 >>If The Donald gets pissed enough do You think He'll run third party?

I doubt it. There is no upside of him going 3rd party at this point and I don't see him hanging around to come in 3rd and tossing away a lot of good will he has earned this cycle.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2016 11:42 AM (/tuJf)

434 "What idiocy are they [National Review] peddling now? Sad to see a once respectable publication go to full meltdown mode." Today Williamson says Trump supporters are the "swastika set." I stopped reading there. He really really needs an editor. He used to seem so smart, but Trump has driven him cuckoo.
Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 11:39 AM (+Jpqc)


he's lost his mind

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 11:42 AM (qCMvj)

435 "Today Williamson says Trump supporters are the 'swastika set.' I stopped reading there. He really really needs an editor."

He _has_ an editor.

Unfortunately, it's Rich Lowry.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 04, 2016 11:42 AM (noWW6)

436 >>> I would happily trade a state income tax to get rid of property taxes.

Six of one, half a dozen of another.

I prefer property tax. At least I can (and do) dispute it every year.

My issue with taxes is what the money is used for. Government's job is roads and borders but, rather than paying for that, I'm paying for everyone else's kids, food, school, medical care, transportation, utility subsidies, arts, crafts, cultural festivals...

If I were paying th government to maintain the roads that lead from my place to th grocery store, I'd be okay with it. I am fed up with paying for everyone else's groceries instead.

Posted by: Damiano at February 04, 2016 11:42 AM (XItbt)

437 I understand the funding issue, it's the principle. You never OWN your property, I find that disagreeable to the extreme.



Agreed 125%!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 11:43 AM (VDCWC)

438 309 I hate to say it but Mooch actually looks kinda good in this picture.

http://tinyurl.com/zo5rbkc

Posted by: The Great White Snark

Agreed

Posted by: Chewbacca at February 04, 2016 11:43 AM (QdAXQ)

439 I live in the middle of San Antonio and not in an HOA. It's an inner suburb that's incorporated as a city, but no HOA, and the city gov is not a bunch of Nazis, nor are the neighbors, but it's a beautiful neighborhood.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 11:43 AM (CoX6k)

440 "Drudge always finds the best Hillary! pictures. Check today's"
Her right eye is doing that thing again when she tries to smile. Sort of wanders around.
--------
Scanning the crowd for enemies.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 11:39 AM (VDCWC)

CONSTANT VIGILANCE

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 11:43 AM (xuouz)

441 I hate to say it but Mooch actually looks kinda good in this picture.

http://tinyurl.com/zo5rbkc

Posted by: The Great White Snark

Agreed
Posted by: Chewbacca at February 04, 2016 11:43 AM (QdAXQ)


Fit and Flare A-line versus Potato Sack

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 11:44 AM (qCMvj)

442 But, Watts used to be pretty much African American.

She said they further explained that the blacks are all moving out because of this. To places like Alabama and such.


Isn't that where they came from in the first place?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 04, 2016 11:45 AM (FkBIv)

443 That pic of Hillary looks like one of her monkeys just flew out of her ass.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 11:45 AM (FsuaD)

444 424
If The Donald gets pissed enough do You think He'll run third party?

Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 11:40 AM
~~~
No. He may take NH, but he's not going to win. And there's no way he would waste his time going third party because he wouldn't have a shot (heck, he couldn't even take Iowa!) He's all about winning.

What he'll do when he starts losing primaries is drop out, then proceed to blame everyone and badmouth every living thing from here to Kingdom come. After a week or so, even the media will start to ignore him.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 11:46 AM (E6RIJ)

445 I understand the funding issue, it's the principle. You never OWN your property, I find that disagreeable to the extreme.

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:41 AM (fatVw)


I always get quibbles on this but I like it:
The real in real estate comes from the Spanish "real" for "royal". Property taxes are like jizya, imposed by your rulers to remind you that you don't really own anything!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 04, 2016 11:46 AM (wYnyS)

446
FYI - Elizabeth Price Foley has a good wrap up of the latest obamacare news over at Insty.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 04, 2016 11:46 AM (ODxAs)

447 OMG that Hillary pic on Drudge!
Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 11:37 AM (zOTsN)


You can find that still frame in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 11:46 AM (qCMvj)

448 I would happily trade a state income tax to get rid of property taxes,

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

I'd rather they just raise the sales tax rate. Better yet, just get rid of property taxes and put all that money back into the private sector. Sales taxes would increase because people have more money to buy goods. More people would use private schools because they have more money so less need for money at public schools ..... yada yada yada.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 11:46 AM (gmeXX)

449 I support Cruz. Majorly, contributions, etc. I posted that I don't like Amnestboy, but that I'll have to vote for him if he's nominated.

For this I got, "then the GOPe owns you."

Well pally, then Hillary owns YOU.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 11:47 AM (EXkrA)

450 > Hillary on the cover of Time...she will look good sitting at her desk in
the Oval Office...We should all go buy a copy, they will sell millions.

I saw the Time's cover and Tubthumping (I Get Knocked Down) started playing in my head, over and over again

Posted by: cind at February 04, 2016 11:47 AM (nRbbW)

451 >>>Drudge always finds the best Hillary! pictures. Check today's.

Dear Lord! Please double-bag that thing.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 04, 2016 11:47 AM (bpn7O)

452 Isn't that where they came from in the first place?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 04, 2016 11:45 AM (FkBIv)


meh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 11:48 AM (qCMvj)

453 It's a sad day for the marinemom family. We lost our first grandchild today. My daughter - in - law was due in seven days and at her checkup yesterday they couldn't find a heartbeat so did a sonogram and realized he had died. They induced labor and she delivered around 6 this am. He was a beautful little boy, looked so much like my son. Trying to be strong for them but just heartbroken. Taking a break right now because her parents just got here. Puts things in perspective, that's for sure.

Posted by: marinemom at February 04, 2016 11:48 AM (ep6ak)

454 Well no Damiano its not the same. If I stopped making income I would still own my home if not for property tax. The founders believed that taxes should be voluntary, in that you could choose to do something taxable, or not. Short of living on a boat it is impossible to escape property tax.

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:48 AM (fatVw)

455 I would happily trade a state income tax to get rid of property taxes.


~~~~

Come to Jersey and you can have both!

Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 11:48 AM (E6RIJ)

456 NR's abusive attacks against Trump's base - not even against Trump, but against his white working class - aren't going to turn them against Trump and toward Marco Foamparty.

They're more likely to turn the white working class toward the swastika. Because they're damned either way.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 04, 2016 11:49 AM (xl9E+)

457 I hate to say it but Mooch actually looks kinda good in this picture.
http://tinyurl.com/zo5rbkc
Posted by: The Great White Snark
Agreed
Posted by: Chewbacca at February 04, 2016 11:43 AM (QdAXQ)

She looks like a stick figure in a mennonite dress and you can't see her face, da fuq are you talking about?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 11:49 AM (xuouz)

458 The Damiano Tax Proposal:

I will personally give eveyone in the country one penny. They will hold the penny between their knees. If it falls out, that's all you get to support whatever happens next.

Posted by: Damiano at February 04, 2016 11:49 AM (XItbt)

459 "Today Williamson says Trump supporters are the 'swastika set.' I stopped reading there. He really really needs an editor."

It's not a good idea to smear any candidate's supporters. However, and this is not an excuse, Williamson and friends spend a lot of time on twitter, and a lot of the people who respond to them about Trump are actual, honest-to-God neo-Nazi types. I'm not kidding.

They need to keep in mind that twitter is a sewer and that the Stormfront creeps are a tiny percentage of Trump's supporters.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 11:49 AM (CoX6k)

460 "I was just talking with my sister, who mentioned a friend of hers was
listening to an AM station in California, and they said that 70% of the
population in Watts, alone, was illegal. I wonder if it's true. But, Watts used to be pretty much African American. She said they further explained that the blacks are all moving out because of this. To places like Alabama and such."

In the liberal fantasy version of immigrant multiculturalism, DaMetrius and Shanniqua reach out a welcoming hand to Pedro and Maria.

In actual reality, Pedro and Maria turn out to like other people of their own sort and don't much like other people not of their own sort. Hilarious hijinx ensue.

What has happened has been a slow motion ethnic cleansing of classically black neighborhoods. I've heard that phrase used specifically: ethnic cleansing. Driven by intimidating Hispanic gangs who carry knives and guns and who aren't afraid of black gang colors being displayed.

You know that old phrase "sundown towns", places in which the local whites had indicated that blacks are not welcome after dark? Lots of old-time black neighborhoods in SoCal that went mixed are now becoming sundown towns, but it ain't Whitey laying it down this time.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 04, 2016 11:49 AM (noWW6)

461 I always get quibbles on this but I like it:
The real in real estate comes from the Spanish "real" for "royal". Property taxes are like jizya, imposed by your rulers to remind you that you don't really own anything!
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 04, 2016 11:46 AM (wYnyS)

WHOOOOO

Where do I vote for YOU?!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 11:50 AM (xuouz)

462 SH, I agree, sales taxes are the way to go. However not a VAT, end retail only.

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:50 AM (fatVw)

463 Posted by: marinemom at February 04, 2016 11:48 AM (ep6ak)

I am so sorry to hear that. Your family is in my prayers.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 04, 2016 11:50 AM (eytER)

464 If The Donald gets pissed enough do You think He'll run third party?

God I hope so. I really want a Bernie and Rubio and Trump and Bloomie four-way clusterf***.

Not because I think it would be good for America, but because I've come to hate the world and it's no better than it deserves.

Pass the kerosene, please.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 11:50 AM (9krrF)

465 Posted by: marinemom at February 04, 2016 11:48 AM (ep6ak)



You have My prayers too....

Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 11:51 AM (/dSsq)

466 "Property taxes are like jizya,"

BUNK!

Posted by: Bitch McConnell with a Dick In His Mouth at February 04, 2016 11:51 AM (u5gzz)

467 Posted by: marinemom at February 04, 2016 11:48 AM
~~~
I am so sorry for all of you, marinemom---there are no words...

Will pray for you.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 11:51 AM (E6RIJ)

468 Condolences, marinemom. B'Gal and I lost a great-grandson back at TGiving too.

Prayers up.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 11:51 AM (LUgeY)

469 Prayers, marinemom.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 04, 2016 11:51 AM (1xUj/)

470 Years ago I heard 1 in 10 in Cali were illegal, but that was probably a decade ago. What a messed up state.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 11:41 AM (qCMvj)

3 years ago. Article in csmonitor.


The study by the University of Southern California's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration estimates that about 7 percent of California residents - or more than 2.6 million people - are in the country illegally. In Los Angeles County - the nation's most populous - 1 in 10 residents is illegal.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 11:51 AM (fWAjv)

471 453 This puts all of my daily problems into perspective. God Bless you and your family.

Posted by: Weasel at February 04, 2016 11:52 AM (6xtq3)

472 SH, I agree, sales taxes are the way to go. However not a VAT, end retail only.

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

What I really don't like is the over-65 exemption? Why am I being discriminated against?

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 11:52 AM (gmeXX)

473 Prayers and condolences marinemom

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 11:52 AM (fWAjv)

474 The study by the University of Southern California's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration estimates that about 7 percent of California residents - or more than 2.6 million people - are in the country illegally. In Los Angeles County - the nation's most populous - 1 in 10 residents is illegal.



That's too low . It's definitely more like 4-5 in 10 now...

Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 11:53 AM (/dSsq)

475 She bought a Glock. Then she said she made an announcement on the GEBS, the Ghetto Emergency Broadcast System. She stood outside her home, and shouted "Listen up, Whoever has been robbing my home, you come in my house again and I'm gonna tag ya back!!" And fired two shots in the air.

She was never robbed again. I laughed so hard I could breathe
Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 11:29 AM (zOTsN)


That is a fanf'ingtastic story!

I don't live in a HOA neighborhood, because my house is old and my neighborhood is old. Most people who buy a new(ish) house in a developed, coordinated type neighborhood (bike paths, cookie cutter plan a,b,c) end up with a HOA I think. So if you want all the new cool features and/or a gated community, you will probably end up with some sort of hoa. Texas has a ton of those types of neighborhoods.

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 11:54 AM (lIU4e)

476 Posted by: marinemom at February 04, 2016 11:48 AM (ep6ak)

words cannot express how truly sorry I am for your family's loss. please know that many of us are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

Posted by: Strategic Corporal USMC at February 04, 2016 11:54 AM (ySh4k)

477



Prayers for you and yours marinemom, a niece and a good friend both lost babies recently, it is a horrible blow.








Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:54 AM (fatVw)

478 They're more likely to turn the white working class toward the swastika. Because they're damned either way.

I keep saying Trump may be the last stop before the shooting starts. That we got lucky he tapped into what he did because the alternatives were much worse.

I guess I'm going to need events to vindicate me before anyone listens. Not that it will matter then.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 11:54 AM (9krrF)

479 Condolences, marinemom.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 04, 2016 11:54 AM (LA7Cm)

480

'Like Chernobyl': NYU Medical Expert Demands Brazil Delay Olympics over Zika

On SiriusXM POTUS's Michael Smerconish Show Thursday, Dr. Art Caplan of the NYU Langone Medical Center urged the Brazilian government and International Olympic Committee to delay the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, warning that tourists will not attend the events due to Latin America's Zika virus pandemic.

"Are you really going to try to run the Olympics this August in the middle of a public health emergency when the country can't afford to finish the buildings, and has got to take on the mosquitos?" Caplan asks, adding the question of what family will say, "Let's round up the kids and go watch discus in the Zika epidemic?"

Such a proposition would be like a family saying, "Let's visit Chernobyl to enjoy the Olympics!" he adds.


breitbart

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 11:55 AM (qCMvj)

481 I remember one Costco/Sam's clone that sold liquor on 75 in Dallas. They bricked off one corner of the building and had a separate entrance for liquor sales, no membership required. Haven't seen that set-up anywhere else.

Thanks! I will look and see if that is anywhere near where I will be

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 11:55 AM (lIU4e)

482 Can we delay the Olympics indefinitely?

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 11:56 AM (gmeXX)

483 And prayers to marinemom and family. Second brother & wife miscarried once upon a time; the emotional pain is well known and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 11:56 AM (9krrF)

484 marinemom, my thoughts and prayers with the child and your family. Truly heartbreaking

Posted by: FCF at February 04, 2016 11:56 AM (kejii)

485 Can we delay the Olympics indefinitely


I'm with You....

Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 11:56 AM (/dSsq)

486 So incredibly sorry for you, marinemom. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 11:57 AM (FsuaD)

487 "However, and this is not an excuse, Williamson and friends spend a lot
of time on twitter, and a lot of the people who respond to them about
Trump are actual, honest-to-God neo-Nazi types."

Or purport to be.

Twitter is full of people who are paid to pretend to be something they're not, and to spout carefully tailored opinions for particular purposes. For example, the Kremlin has a huge cyber disinformatsiya operation these days. With identities on Twitter where they pose as Ukrainian... neo-Nazi types.

"On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog."

Posted by: torquewrench at February 04, 2016 11:57 AM (noWW6)

488 The Olympics would be fine if they'd go back to nekkid rasslin.'

Posted by: Bitch McConnell with a Dick In His Mouth at February 04, 2016 11:57 AM (u5gzz)

489 I'm so sorry marinemom. Sending prayers for you all.

Posted by: jewells45 at February 04, 2016 11:57 AM (l/N7H)

490 The virus is caught by a mosquito bite. A person infected can not infect another person? If a woman is pregnant, the virus will seriously harm the fetus. Adults may get flu like symptoms but that is all? So, the emergency applies to women who may be or shortly thereafter get pregnant?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 04, 2016 11:58 AM (iQIUe)

491 481 I remember one Costco/Sam's clone that sold liquor on 75 in Dallas. They bricked off one corner of the building and had a separate entrance for liquor sales, no membership required. Haven't seen that set-up anywhere else.

Thanks! I will look and see if that is anywhere near where I will be
Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 11:55 AM (lIU4e)


Same setup in Delaware, apparently state law prohibits membership requirements to purchase liquor

Posted by: Strategic Corporal USMC at February 04, 2016 11:59 AM (ySh4k)

492 490
The virus is caught by a mosquito bite. A person infected can not infect
another person? If a woman is pregnant, the virus will seriously harm
the fetus. Adults may get flu like symptoms but that is all? So, the
emergency applies to women who may be or shortly thereafter get
pregnant?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 04, 2016 11:58 AM
~~~
Confirmed case in Texas that was transmitted through sex with infected woman.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 11:59 AM (E6RIJ)

493 @454

You're right. I almost completely agree with you're point.

Ancillary point: the founders agreed that the government was responsible for a very few, very specific common things. As I noted: national defense, borders, roads.

If I had a choice, I'd prefer to pay property taxes over income, assuming that I was paying for something that I am using. Roads are a perfect example. I can build my own road from my house to the grocery store but the LOCAL government is better positioned to do so and the road should be better if my neighbors and I all kick it to build and maintain it.

My issue is that the money isn't going toward roads. How many taxes have we had over the past 25 years or so to pay for roads? How many roads are now being built by 3rd parties, then I have to pay tolls to them (and the government) to use it?

Start with th simple stuff: if you tax me, it need to go toward building a road and maintaining borders. When every road, bridge and border in the country is perfect and we have zero threat from any foreign country, group, or person THEN you can ASK me if you can use or add additional taxes for other stuff.

Posted by: Damiano at February 04, 2016 12:00 PM (XItbt)

494 But it also keeps your neighbor from paining his house purple or having 5 semi-running cars in the driveway.


There was an EZ Reader book called 'Mr Pine's Purple House' from the 50-60s. A celebration of diversity as I recall.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 04, 2016 12:00 PM (MIKMs)

495 There are 3 main taxes...income, property, sales. Most states have 1 high, 1 medium and 1 low (or none). Then there is NY, NJ, CA which has all 3 insanely high. But aside from those extreme cases, you'll pay about the same no matter where you live, just the breakdown between the three will differ.

I pay no income tax, but a very high property tax and a medium/high sales tax. Last state I lived in had no sales tax, medium property tax, but a very high income tax. When all was said and done, moving in between states, my total tax burden was pretty much the same.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 12:00 PM (0LHZx)

496 "On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog."



Or modified.

Arf!

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

Posted by: Evelyn, a modified dog at February 04, 2016 12:00 PM (LUgeY)

497 So the Dems had a town hall last night......The questions were hard hitting like one who asked how Hillary! will be able to handle the vast right wing conspirators.... Yeah, that wasn't a plant...

Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 12:00 PM (/dSsq)

498 Can we delay the Olympics indefinitely?
Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 11:56 AM (gmeXX)


It would just be sad for all of the kids that train.

I used to be a little gymnast, and you work hard. Where else can their talent shine?

Same for many other sports that don't have the money inflowing like the NFL and NBA.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 12:01 PM (qCMvj)

499 How many taxes have we had over the past 25 years or so to pay for roads?

Posted by: Damiano at February 04, 2016 12:00 PM (XItbt)

____

Well that main source of money for roads comes from the federal gas tax. That hasn't increased in 25 years. So taking into account inflation, that tax has decreased by about 40%.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 12:02 PM (0LHZx)

500 "She bought a Glock. Then she said she made an announcement on the GEBS, the Ghetto Emergency Broadcast System. She stood outside her home, and shouted "Listen up, Whoever has been robbing my home, you come in my house again and I'm gonna tag ya back!!" "

And two days later, somebody broke in and stole her Glock, because she had foolishly announced that she had one.

Gun-owners: if the neighborhood knows you have guns, that makes you a burglary target. Keep it on the QT.

Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 12:02 PM (+Jpqc)

501 457 I hate to say it but Mooch actually looks kinda good in this picture.
http://tinyurl.com/zo5rbkc
Posted by: The Great White Snark
Agreed
Posted by: Chewbacca at February 04, 2016 11:43 AM (QdAXQ)
____________

You're confusing your relief that Lena Dunham wasn't naked with thinking that Happy Go Lucky Michelle looks OK.

Posted by: Furious George at February 04, 2016 12:03 PM (3GAnN)

502 Confirmed case in Texas that was transmitted through sex with infected woman.
Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 11:59 AM (E6RIJ)

===========
Call me skeptical...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 04, 2016 12:03 PM (iQIUe)

503

The 5 Basic Questions Megyn Kelly Forgot to Ask Marco Rubio

no kidding

I guess most people who watched it (I didn't) were shouting "Get a room!" at their TV screens.

breitbart

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

504 Confirmed case in Texas that was transmitted through sex with infected woman.
Posted by: IrishEi at February 04, 2016 11:59 AM (E6RIJ)

===========
Call me skeptical...

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

A mosquito three way?

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 12:04 PM (gmeXX)

505 Williamson doesn't say that Trump supporters are "the swastika set." That's false. He writes that Buchanan's swastika set are an extreme example of some who are attracted to Trump.

Best to omit any reference to any Nazi stuff in any argument that doesn't concern actual, self-proclaimed Nazis, though.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 12:04 PM (EXkrA)

506 So you have sex with a woman who has the herps and you get Zima?

Damn!

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 04, 2016 12:05 PM (u5gzz)

507

Anti-amnesty blogger Mickey Kaus highlighted Sen. Marco Rubio's penchant for dodging questions by retreating to his memorized stump speech and labeled the donor-class candidate the Republican John Edwards.

"Rubio's the GOP John Edwards," Kaus tweeted. "Both Rubio and Edwards have the gift of gab, which only takes you so far."

In an email to Breitbart News, Kaus elaborated on the comparison: "I remember seeing John Edwards talk in New Hampshire in '04. Great stump speech, but even with questions he didn't add much more. Left you feeling hungry. I didn't admit it to myself at the time but it was a signal Edwards was a lightweight (even without the later scandal). I get the same impression watching Rubio, even when I can distance myself from his amnesty betrayal."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 12:06 PM (qCMvj)

508 505 Williamson doesn't say that Trump supporters are "the swastika set." That's false. He writes that Buchanan's swastika set are an extreme example of some who are attracted to Trump.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 12:04 PM (EXkrA)

____
That's like saying

"I'm not calling you an asshole, I'm just saying many of the characteristics you display are also displayed by assholes. But please don't take any offense to what I just said"

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 12:07 PM (0LHZx)

509 Off, Zappa sock.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 12:07 PM (LUgeY)

510 Blood banks are also now rejecting donors who've traveled to Latin America or the Caribbean in the last month. It's transmitted sexually and by blood.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 12:07 PM (CoX6k)

511 Did any of You read the story about Hillary! and the draft indictments that were done against Hillary! regarding Whitewater? Judicial watch has sued to get them released..... Wish they could, but they're fighting it...

Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 12:08 PM (/dSsq)

512 What does that mean?



MKUltra was a CIA mind control project that used drugs, most notably LSD, in attempt to make the subject more pliable.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2016 11:23 AM (/tuJf)

So Treehouse == tin foil beanies.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 04, 2016 12:08 PM (NPofj)

513 "honest-to-God neo-Nazi types." Williamson makes no distinction between white nationalists, white identitarians, race-realists, and Nazis/supremacists.

There are a lot of white people right now who are not Nazis or supremacists, but who are sure as heck tired of being the default race villains of modern culture, media, and educators. The fear of being politically incorrect is eroding, and people are starting to speak up for themselves; that doesn't make us National Socialists, and Williamson knows better.

Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 12:09 PM (+Jpqc)

514 Saying Trump (or Buchanan) are Hitleresque because they proudly push America First, sorta misses the whole point. Are supremacists going to support America First, because it is closer to maintaining WASP culture, than anything else? Sure, white guilt destroys us, but not being White Guilty does not a supremacist make. Supremacists are fringe of the fringe.

The PC absolvement for White Guilt is the multi-culti diversity worship, that is the weapon of the commie left, used to globalize US. There are also elements in the Christian side that are a little too global at times, for my taste.

We are a shining city on the hill, meaning we are our own city/country. I'm still analyzing I guess, but it seems this is where teddy bear Beck goes off the rails. Mexico and points south are Catholic/Christian , but mostly socialist/communist. "Christian" bonds don't overrule borders and evil empires, though Jeb says the illegal invasion is an act of love.

This is another bothersome thing about Cruz going all in on calling out the Body of Christ to vote him into political power.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 12:09 PM (5Gpe2)

515
but blood banks can no longer ask about sexual orientation, because we all know that all lifestyles have the same outcomes right......RIGHT?!

Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 12:09 PM (fatVw)

516 Best to omit any reference to any Nazi stuff in any argument that doesn't concern actual, self-proclaimed Nazis, though.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 12:04 PM (EXkrA)

Some of the ones on twitter are actual, proclaimed Nazis. No doubt it's a tiny percent of the population, but they are out there.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 12:10 PM (CoX6k)

517 Sooo PPP- Trump 25%, Cruz 21%, Rubio 21%.

Who knew kryptonite for Trump would be his ego and big, bombastic mouth.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 04, 2016 12:10 PM (GGCsk)

518 Anti-amnesty blogger Mickey Kaus highlighted Sen. Marco Rubio's penchant for dodging questions by retreating to his memorized stump speech and labeled the donor-class candidate the Republican John Edwards.




That's pretty much what Chris Christie just said on Fox Business. Rubio gives canned answers and is tightly controlled over what he says. Cruz he said, answers questions and shows he's willing to fight to win the nomination.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 12:11 PM (OE2ur)

519 Speaking of neighborhoods, we're looking at a place we really love. The neighborhood is bigger, older houses... many owned by retired military. The house is about a quarter mile from the main gate of a military base and two-blocks from downtown.

What do you think? Pros and cons?

Posted by: V the K at February 04, 2016 12:11 PM (O7MnT)

520 "Rubio's the GOP John Edwards," Kaus tweeted. "Both Rubio and Edwards have the gift of gab, which only takes you so far."

In an email to Breitbart News, Kaus elaborated on the comparison: "I remember seeing John Edwards talk in New Hampshire in '04. Great stump speech, but even with questions he didn't add much more. Left you feeling hungry. I didn't admit it to myself at the time but it was a signal Edwards was a lightweight (even without the later scandal). I get the same impression watching Rubio, even when I can distance myself from his amnesty betrayal."

----------

This may not be a terrible comparison. I'll have to read the article. I have been having similar thoughts on Rubio. Even as someone who can get over the Gang of 8 debacle, I am finding it hard to get on board with Rubio. There is something missing. I've argued that he needs more seasoning. There is a kernal of conservatism there to cultivate, but he needs time to cultivate it.

This Edwards comparison may be apt.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 12:11 PM (gmeXX)

521 So this virus is another gift from Our Hispanic "Americans in waiting?"

Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 12:12 PM (/dSsq)

522 Taking a break right now because her parents just got here. Puts things in perspective, that's for sure.
Posted by: marinemom


Prayers for you all marinemom

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:12 PM (zOTsN)

523 Who knew kryptonite for Trump would be his ego and big, bombastic mouth.

Only a very small, elite group of people consisting of human beings who normally breathe through their noses.

Posted by: V the K at February 04, 2016 12:12 PM (O7MnT)

524 Jesus sure upsets a lot of people. Shouldn't be surprised though since he foretold it.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 04, 2016 12:12 PM (AEEhl)

525 that doesn't make us National Socialists, and Williamson knows better.
Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 12:09 PM (+Jpqc)

No, I am talking about twitter users who have pictures of Hitler on their homepage. REAL Nazis.

Again, they're no doubt a tiny percent, but they exist and they are vocal.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 12:13 PM (CoX6k)

526 So this virus is another gift from Our Hispanic "Americans in waiting?"
Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 12:12 PM (/dSsq)


Well when you open the Borders with basically NO control,well.....

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 12:13 PM (mw8Dm)

527 Rush is almost on.

I wonder if he'll allow blowback on air from his Rubio embrace?


I'd like someone to ask Rubio the obvious follow up questions when he spews his blather.

But, I guess that's just a beautiful beautiful dream.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 04, 2016 12:13 PM (0cMkb)

528 That Rubio kid doesn't have the hair for the big time.

Posted by: John Edwards at February 04, 2016 12:13 PM (u5gzz)

529 524 Jesus sure upsets a lot of people. Shouldn't be surprised though since he foretold it.


Hey obama found religion today at the National prayer breakfast.... He invoked Jesus several times.....

Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 12:13 PM (/dSsq)

530 >>Anti-amnesty blogger Mickey Kaus highlighted Sen. Marco Rubio's
penchant for dodging questions by retreating to his memorized stump
speech and labeled the donor-class candidate the Republican John
Edwards.
<<

Yes, but of course a neo-liberal, Slate webzine guy has no interest in tossing turmoil into the Republican race.

Next up. Cruz supports Taco Tuesdays.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 04, 2016 12:14 PM (GGCsk)

531 This may not be a terrible comparison. I'll have to read the article. I have been having similar thoughts on Rubio. Even as someone who can get over the Gang of 8 debacle, I am finding it hard to get on board with Rubio. There is something missing. I've argued that he needs more seasoning. There is a kernal of conservatism there to cultivate, but he needs time to cultivate it.

This Edwards comparison may be apt.
Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 12:11 PM (gmeXX)


http://bit.ly/1QIlwD6

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 12:14 PM (qCMvj)

532 "What do you think? Pros and cons?" Research: schools, taxes, crime, price trends, demographic trends. That's where you'll find your pros and cons.

Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 12:14 PM (+Jpqc)

533 The PC absolvement for White Guilt is the multi-culti diversity worship, that is the weapon of the commie left, used to globalize US. There are also elements in the Christian side that are a little too global at times, for my taste.
Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 12:09 PM (5Gpe2)

Elements?

Like the pope?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 12:14 PM (xuouz)

534 "So this virus is another gift from Our Hispanic 'Americans in waiting?'"

Along with Chagas disease. Which is just horrific stuff.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 04, 2016 12:15 PM (noWW6)

535 The real battle now is between Cruz and trump to see who will take on a rising Rubio...Don't like that, but that seems to be how it is shaking out

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 12:15 PM (mw8Dm)

536 What do you think? Pros and cons?
Posted by: V the K at February 04, 2016 12:11 PM (O7MnT)

Is that in Texas, or do you want to keep that confidential? I haven't read the whole thread.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 12:15 PM (CoX6k)

537 Next up. Cruz supports Taco Tuesdays.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 04, 2016 12:14 PM (GGCsk)


That'd be okay with me!

Approaching lunchtime here!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 12:15 PM (qCMvj)

538 Next up. Cruz supports Taco Tuesdays.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 04, 2016 12:14 PM (GGCsk)

That'd be okay with me!

Approaching lunchtime here!



But today is Poutine Thursday.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 12:16 PM (VDCWC)

539 Is there any place that doesn't have property tax?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 04, 2016 11:34 AM (FkBIv)

There have been some rumblings in Ohio about trying to get rid of it. The "I don't own my own property" is the main motivator.

Posted by: WOPR at February 04, 2016 12:16 PM (LTDSy)

540 >>535
The real battle now is between Cruz and trump to see who will take on a
rising Rubio...Don't like that, but that seems to be how it is shaking
out<<

I think Rubio is going to blow right through both of them to the nomination. That's my prediction.

I'll still vote for Cruz when the primary comes. But if you look at the history and polls, it sure smells like Rubio may overtake everyone.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 04, 2016 12:17 PM (GGCsk)

541 It will be interesting to see if Rubio will be able to continue to do this as the field narrows, the debate stage shrinks, and his national appearances increase in number and importance (due to smaller field).

Frankly, I think resorting to talking points is great politics and shows great message discipline. It may hide a weakness, but it is smart politics.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 12:17 PM (gmeXX)

542



I will pray that you all find God's comfort, marinemom.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 04, 2016 12:17 PM (NPofj)

543 No, I am talking about twitter users who have pictures of Hitler on their homepage. REAL Nazis.

Again, they're no doubt a tiny percent, but they exist and they are vocal.
Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 12:13 PM (CoX6k)

A twitter account, however prolific, does not a human being make.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 12:17 PM (xuouz)

544 New PPP poll shows TREMENDOUS decline in Trump's national lead-- down to 4 points, w/ Cruz & Rubio tied.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 12:17 PM (EXkrA)

545 519 Speaking of neighborhoods, we're looking at a place we really love. The neighborhood is bigger, older houses... many owned by retired military. The house is about a quarter mile from the main gate of a military base and two-blocks from downtown.

What do you think? Pros and cons?
Posted by: V the K at February 04, 2016 12:11 PM (O7MnT)

_______

That close to a base sounds like a lot of traffic/noise. Not my thing. But that's just me, I like quiet.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 12:17 PM (0LHZx)

546 So sorry to marinemom. That's awful.

For those interested in Zika sexual transmission, here is an article by some virologists with more details...

www.virology.ws/2016/02/03/zika-from-sex-the-byway-but-not-the-highway/

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 12:17 PM (lIU4e)

547 Posted by: marinemom at February 04, 2016 11:48 AM (ep6ak)

Prayers up for you and your family.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 04, 2016 12:18 PM (wYnyS)

548 On Breitbart:
"Do not feed the migrants" - Belgian Governor warns do-gooders to stay away or risk creating a new Calais.

http://goo.gl/Idtunt

Same holds true for hippies, bernie supporters and socialists/liberals - but I repeat myself.

Posted by: Our Country Is Screwed at February 04, 2016 12:18 PM (jxbfJ)

549 Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 12:13 PM (/dSsq)

I guess Jesus covered all his bases because he foretold that too.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 04, 2016 12:18 PM (AEEhl)

550 "Gun-owners: if the neighborhood knows you have guns, that makes you a burglary target. Keep it on the QT."

Also, making noisy public statements about intending to shoot burglars can, in many jurisdictions, constitute a serious admission against interest. A prosecutor avid for higher office and intent on cracking down on "gun deaths" might decide to make an example.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 04, 2016 12:19 PM (noWW6)

551 There have been some rumblings in Ohio about trying to get rid of it. The "I don't own my own property" is the main motivator.



If they do, watch a city, county, or school district place a lien on the property from missing a tax bill. Sure, you'll own your property, but with a lien on it, you can't sell it.

And a lien is the only way they could force you to pay up.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 12:19 PM (VDCWC)

552 Dondi is seasoned, all right. It didn't take him long to succumb to whatever is in the DC water supply that turns politicians into oathbreakers.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 12:19 PM (LUgeY)

553 Rubio is running ads in Texas, airing Cruz observations about Trumps instability and Trumps criticisms of Cruz's electability. Then the Rubio ad says, "They are both right. Vote Rubio"

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:19 PM (zOTsN)

554 But today is Poutine Thursday.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 12:16 PM (VDCWC)


For me, it's a hot bowl of stew.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 12:19 PM (qCMvj)

555 So this virus is another gift from Our Hispanic "Americans in waiting?"
Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 12:12 PM (/dSsq)


Well when you open the Borders with basically NO control,well.....

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 12:13 PM (mw8Dm)




Barry: High horses! Crusades...err...I mean Reconquer..something...Cinco de Quatro..err...Suzi Quatro..

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 12:19 PM (OE2ur)

556 God told me that at my age, he can get me out of this, but he's pretty sure you guys are fucked.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 04, 2016 12:20 PM (evdj2)

557 "Is there any place that doesn't have property tax?" Florida?

"The house is about a quarter mile from the main gate of a military base ..." I recently visited Springfield, IL, and the neighborhood around the Guard base is scary AWFUL.

Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 12:20 PM (+Jpqc)

558 New PPP poll shows TREMENDOUS decline in Trump's national lead-- down to 4 points, w/ Cruz & Rubio tied.
Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 12:17 PM (EXkrA)

The other poll on RCP that's from today shows Trump +21 at 36%, Rubio 15% Cruz 14%

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 12:20 PM (xuouz)

559 Good morning. Afternoon. Whatever.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 04, 2016 12:21 PM (kpqmD)

560 Well, time to F up your memories of 'Archie' I guess

Archie Andrews, who has a secret, Betty Cooper, who pops Aderoll, Veronica Lodge, wealthy socialite, and their friends, plus Josie and the Pussycats are set to explore 'small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade,'

-------

And of course the recently introduced gay character Kevin Keller, will play a 'pivotal role' in the show produced by Berlanti Productions with Warner Brothers Studios. Apparently 'America's Typical Teenager' no longer hangs out in soda shops with friends but dates druggies and explores the dark underbelly of the world immediately around him.


http://tinyurl.com/jp7784f

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 12:21 PM (fWAjv)

561 But today is Poutine Thursday.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 12:16 PM (VDCWC)

For me, it's a hot bowl of stew.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette



Chicken spaghetti.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 12:21 PM (VDCWC)

562 "Also, making noisy public statements about intending to shoot burglars can, in many jurisdictions, constitute a serious admission against interest. A prosecutor avid for higher office and intent on cracking down on "gun deaths" might decide to make an example." Yes, that too. If you, god forbid, actually end up having a DGU, not just the prosecutors, but also the civil litigant lawyers love that stuff.

Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 12:22 PM (+Jpqc)

563 so Veronica's moral failing is that her family is wealthy


is Archie's "secret" that he is bi or trans or something? or Gay, and in love with Kevin Keller

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:23 PM (zOTsN)

564 >>The other poll on RCP that's from today shows Trump +21 at 36%, Rubio 15% Cruz 14%<<

That's NH.

The PPP is national.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 04, 2016 12:23 PM (GGCsk)

565 Even as someone who can get over the Gang of 8 debacle, I am finding it hard to get on board with Rubio. There is something missing.

Given his track record going all the way back, the word you may be looking for is "integrity".

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 12:24 PM (9krrF)

566 I live close enough to Ft Sam to hear the cannon go off (if I'm outside). The neighborhoods around it vary from horrible to some of the best in town. The country club and museum district are immediately to the west. To the east and south--you don't want to go there.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 12:24 PM (CoX6k)

567 The PPP is national.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 04, 2016 12:23 PM (GGCsk)

Understood. I'm going to go watch some youtube videos on reading. Gotta work on my reading skills.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 12:24 PM (xuouz)

568 is Archie's "secret" that he is bi or trans or something? or Gay, and in love with Kevin Keller

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:23 PM (zOTsN)


You have to watch to find out!



yeahhhhhh...no

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 12:25 PM (fWAjv)

569 Ghost

That's a local university, landline-only tracker, it's just for NH, & it includes some Iowa polling. In short, it's trash.

PPP isn't very good, but it is useful to show a trend.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 12:25 PM (EXkrA)

570 453-you are probably with your family now, but my prayers join everyone else's for you and your son and daughter in law, marinemom. There are no words that can provide a balm now. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Moki at February 04, 2016 12:26 PM (7q2ch)

571 Carley is auditioning for the VP slot. The VP's main job is to be the attack dog. Yes everyone has a long list of crap on Hillary, but do they have the ball to use it? Carley is showing she is willing to be on it, like a Pit-bull on a Ham bone. Everyone on the under card is looking for the VP slot or Cabinet Position, with they "See...I thing like you do" to the front runners.

This may be an old topic on this thread, but I only get to read the HQ at lunch.



carry on.

Posted by: Paladin (Moderately Nefarious) at February 04, 2016 12:26 PM (LtaK3)

572 Having my morning coffee and perusing the news. It's starting to look like we're going to get fucked once again by the DC establishment this election.

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 12:26 PM (Fmupd)

573 should read "pre-Iowa"

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 12:26 PM (EXkrA)

574 "The house is about a quarter mile from the main gate of a military base ..." I recently visited Springfield, IL, and the neighborhood around the Guard base is scary AWFUL.

Posted by: gp at February 04, 2016 12:20 PM (+Jpqc)



If he's talking about the military base he lives by now then the neighborhood around it is not awful from what I've seen.

Posted by: Dick Morris at February 04, 2016 12:27 PM (zt+N6)

575 "Trump is this year's celebrity mascot for the Buchanan boys.

The Buchanan boys are economically and socially frustrated white men who wish to be economically supported by the federal government without enduring the stigma of welfare dependency. So they construct for themselves a story in which they have been victimized by elites and a political system based on interest-group politics that serves everyone except them. Trump is supported by so-called white nationalists, as Buchanan was before him, but the swastika set is merely an extreme example of the sort of thinking commonly found among those to whom Trump appeals."

Swastika set; white nationalists
Tomato; tomahto

Posted by: andycanuck at February 04, 2016 12:27 PM (WOyz5)

576 I'm so sorry Marinemom. Prayers for your family.

Posted by: Lauren at February 04, 2016 12:27 PM (f3Iw2)

577 /off foot lover sock

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 12:27 PM (zt+N6)

578 572 Carley is auditioning for the VP slot. The VP's main job is to be the attack dog. Yes everyone has a long list of crap on Hillary, but do they have the ball to use it? Carley is showing she is willing to be on it, like a Pit-bull on a Ham bone. Everyone on the under card is looking for the VP slot or Cabinet Position, with they "See...I thing like you do" to the front runners.

This may be an old topic on this thread, but I only get to read the HQ at lunch.



Someone mentioned almost that exact scenario Tuesday or Wednesday.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 12:28 PM (VDCWC)

579 Veronica's moral failing is that her family is wealthy


is Archie's "secret" that he is bi or trans or something? or Gay, and in love with Kevin Keller

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:23 PM (zOTsN)



Maybe they can team up with the new "anything but white" Nancy Drew

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 12:28 PM (OE2ur)

580 Having my morning coffee and perusing the news. It's starting to look like we're going to get fucked once again by the DC establishment this election.
Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 12:26 PM (Fmupd)


yep

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 12:28 PM (qCMvj)

581 Hola tambien.

Had some connection problems there for a while, but I appear to be back on.

Read up to #200, then skipped to current. What did I miss that's invaluable?



Betty Cooper, who pops Aderoll

Sure, they make the one clean, sweet, All-American girl the druggie, not the rich bich. *spits*



jewells45: ...They have to do a small bowel resection to remove appendix and polyp. I'm kind of freaked out over it.

Even minor surgery is a major concern. That said...

a) I've lived without an appendix for over half a century, and never missed it

b) you have plenty of extra colon (seems to be a wise design - two relatives have had some removed in recent years, and seem fine)

c) God bless you that removing the polyp is sufficient and you have no further problems

Posted by: mindful webworker - return of the at February 04, 2016 12:28 PM (LImvu)

582 fuckin smurfs!!!

Posted by: Gargamel at February 04, 2016 12:28 PM (LdxRT)

583 so veeps

if its Rubio would he need a veep with more experience, ala Obama/Biden?

or a woman like Florina to attack Hillary. I think Hillary

If Trump, who knows

If Cruz, I really have no clue. I dont think Fiorina will be his veep, esp after the Rubio endorsement

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:29 PM (zOTsN)

584 "the swastika set.">>>

Hindu or National Socialist?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 04, 2016 12:29 PM (XtAzU)

585 "Twitter is full of people who are paid to pretend to be something
they're not, and to spout carefully tailored opinions for particular
purposes. For example, the Kremlin has a huge cyber disinformatsiya
operation these days. With identities on Twitter where they pose as
Ukrainian... neo-Nazi types."
torquewrench

I'd like to know who the alleged Klan guy on 4chan was, that Roof the killer seemed to have been inspired by. Roof got his manifesto from there, and it could be that guy was some fake, stirring up shit, maybe even funded by Soros. They really need to manufacture a crisis to push their fascist agenda.

Roof had some "friend" that was black, but decided he had to counter Obama and his using Trayvon to inspire BLM type crap. Of course Roof just helped Rev. Wright's black liberation theology cause, not to mention the slaughter of good people.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 12:29 PM (5Gpe2)

586 Trump is supported by so-called white nationalists, as Buchanan was before him, but the swastika set is merely an extreme example of the sort of thinking commonly found among those to whom Trump appeals."
Swastika set; white nationalists
Tomato; tomahto
Posted by: andycanuck at February 04, 2016 12:27 PM (WOyz5)


this is so dumb

my parents, both Democrats, voted for Obama and now want to vote for Trump

How does Williamson work that one out.

They are deranged over there right now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 12:30 PM (qCMvj)

587 EJ Dionne at RCP:

"Donald Trump has created a new wing of the Republican Party by combining older GOP tendencies -- nationalism, nativism, racial backlash -- with 21st Century worries about American decline and the crushing of working-class incomes."

Remember, kids, anyone to the right of Juan Williams is a racist.

Do we like racism?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 12:30 PM (xuouz)

588 Archie was the bitch and Jughead was the butch. That's why he was always going around wearing that crown-looking hat...he was the king of queen Archie's world



http://tinyurl.com/h9xy6jy

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 12:30 PM (fWAjv)

589 Finland has released a TV PSA ad that teaches a hand motion for women that will allow them to avoid rape from the migrant rape epidemic.

Stick out your hand in a halt motion.

Personally, I'd be more inclined to ask Mr. Colt or Mr. Browning to mediate.

But thankfully our betters are patiently showing us the way to the post-modern bliss our Euro friends have achieved.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 04, 2016 12:30 PM (ml1PM)

590 Heh. Rush proposed a drinking game: if teh Hildabeast or Col. Sanders mention a new gubmint program tonight at their crapfest, take a swig from someone else's drink.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 12:30 PM (LUgeY)

591 "Carley is auditioning for the VP slot."

Some of Trump's biggest applause lines at rallies come when he loudly denounces downsizing/outsourcing/offshoring of American jobs. Almost as though ordinary people are worried about their futures or something.

Given that downsizing/outsourcing/offshoring was Carly's corporate schtick, she isn't going to be a great fit if Trump takes the nomination.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 04, 2016 12:31 PM (noWW6)

592 They're drinking bourbon in that little room with the light on. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 04, 2016 12:32 PM (Dwehj)

593 Stick out your hand in a halt motion.



Talk to the hand...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 12:32 PM (LUgeY)

594 The Obama administration has instituted a policy requiring U.S. Border Patrol agents to release illegal immigrants who claim they have been in the U.S. since January 2014, the president of the union representing Border Patrol agents testified before a House panel Thursday.

Simply put the new policy makes mandatory the release without a [Notice to Appear] of any person arrested by the Border Patrol for being in the country illegally, as long as they dont have a previous felony arrest and conviction and as long as they claim to been continuously in the United States since January of 2014, National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd explained.

According to Judd, illegal immigrants Border Patrol encounters must only claim they have been in the U.S. since January 2014 for agents to release them.

The operative word in this policy is claim, he said. The policy does not require the person to prove theyve been here, which is the same burden placed on them during deportation instead it simply requires them to claim to have been here since January of 2014.

Not only do we release these individuals that by law are subject to removal proceedings we do it without any means of tracking their whereabouts, he added.

Yoffe. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 12:32 PM (mw8Dm)

595 Remember, kids, anyone to the right of Juan Williams is a racist.

Do we like racism?



If those are the parameters, I guess we do.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 12:32 PM (VDCWC)

596 if you are a nationalist and white you are a NAZI and a bigot


there is no way to be a nationalist with out being a white bigot and a NAZI

i see

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:33 PM (zOTsN)

597 If Cruz, I really have no clue. I dont think Fiorina will be his veep, esp after the Rubio endorsement

---------

Just because I like playing this game.

For Cruz:

Rubio - similar to the Clinton/Gore ticket. Same region, same demographic, but also brings in establishment. A unifying ticket like Reagan / Bush.

Christie - bring in the NE, some establishment, can play the traditional VP pitbull roll.

Fiorina - outsider, women, pitbull. What if no Hillary?

Condi Rice ?

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 12:33 PM (gmeXX)

598 How come blacks, etc cannot be nationalist?

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at February 04, 2016 12:33 PM (4T6pQ)

599 smurfs are responsible for all wars!!

Posted by: Gargamel Gibson at February 04, 2016 12:33 PM (LdxRT)

600 They're drinking bourbon in that little room with the light on. *hic*




Motel 6?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 12:33 PM (VDCWC)

601 Finland has released a TV PSA ad that teaches a hand motion for women that will allow them to avoid rape from the migrant rape epidemic.

Stick out your hand in a halt motion.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 04, 2016 12:30 PM (ml1PM)


more like a full sweep of the hand, cutting off their d*cks

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 12:34 PM (qCMvj)

602

since these Nazi's on line are using avatars how can anyone determine their race? They could be Hindu, Erdu, you name it

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:34 PM (zOTsN)

603 Cruz is just not conservative enough for me. If he is nominated, I'll vote for Sanders instead.

Posted by: Pure Conservative at February 04, 2016 12:35 PM (k3w9p)

604 Hey, can I ask a relatively stupid question? My question is about religion and Presidential politics.

I ask this because of the number of people, including men and women of good will on the conservative side of the camp, who are voicing concern over the religious views of candidates, one in particular. I have no doubts that these people are sincere in their concern (the ones on our side; the lefties, not so much).

Since this country was formed, every President we elected made claim to Christian faith. Up until Kennedy, that faith was some flavor of Protestantism. For some of those Presidents, that faith was deeply held - for instance, Washington; for others, it was more nominal and less devoted, and I mean no judgment in that statement. Reagan was outspoken about his faith, and so was Carter; neither one managed to turn this nation into a theocracy.

When Kennedy was in the race, some people were concerned about his Catholicism, that he would be under the sway not purely of the Constitution, but of a foreign Romish Pope. Oddly enough, Kennedy apparently was more under the control of his pecker than of his Pope, but I'll just leave that on the fairway.

The first serious panic over religion that I can recall at the moment was about Palin - she seemed to practice a somewhat more exuberant flavor of Protestantism than more. Now I'm hearing it about Cruz.

Seriously, is there anyone who honestly thinks that Cruz, or someone like him, is going to want to impose a theocracy, much less be able to do so? Is there anyone who believes that a President Cruz will result in us stoning homosexuals to death, or outlawing demon run? Does anyone think that Huckabee or Santorum would have gone that route, or Patrick Buchanan?

At the risk of being offensive, it seems to me that the only President I can recall whose Administration has made any impact on religious practices is the one we've got now, and I'd hardly label him as a hardcore Evangelical, or anything other than an in-name-only Christian (yes, I have a stronger personal opinion of his religious leanings, and I'm trying to be uncharacteristically polite here; just go with it, ab arguendo).

Someone tell me - what's the basis for all this concern over religion I'm hearing? Real issue, smokescreen, or what?


Posted by: Qoheleth at February 04, 2016 12:35 PM (iIzG7)

605 593 Stick out your hand in a halt motion

Because screaming No, crying, and holding your arms in a protective manner isn't clear enough

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at February 04, 2016 12:35 PM (4T6pQ)

606 "...Clin­ton cam­paign man­ager Robby Mook..."

How'm I sposta win with this buncha knuckleheads? I gotta Mook runnin' my campaign! Whaddya hafta do to get some good help around heah?

*slugs antifreeze*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 12:36 PM (xuouz)

607 well Cruz is a white hispanic and sort of nationalist therefore he is a Nazi

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:36 PM (zOTsN)

608 Someone--yeah I know who- tracked dog shit through out the Officer this AM....Good luck? Or just shitty luck?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 12:37 PM (mw8Dm)

609 Just not very optimistic about this country this morning.

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 12:37 PM (Fmupd)

610 The people I most often see trying to use the Bible to force laws onto the country are Democrats. And John Kasich.

Posted by: buzzion at February 04, 2016 12:37 PM (zt+N6)

611 Someone tell me - what's the basis for all this concern over religion I'm hearing? Real issue, smokescreen, or what?



SBUA. Smoke Blown Up Ass. But the LIV's love it.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 12:37 PM (VDCWC)

612 It's finger-lickin' good!

Posted by: Colonel Bernie Sanders at February 04, 2016 12:37 PM (Dwehj)

613 and I am pretty sure you guys, what with putting the US first and all, are all NAZIs. Me too

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:37 PM (zOTsN)

614
MKUltra was a CIA mind control project that used drugs, most notably LSD, in attempt to make the subject more pliable.


Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2016 11:23 AM (/tuJf)



Someone should start a rumor that Cruz' frat nickname was Majestic 12.


And prayers for you, marinemom.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 12:38 PM (X6fMO)

615 Someone tell me - what's the basis for all this concern over religion I'm hearing? Real issue, smokescreen, or what?

It's bollocks. If Mormon Romney didn't have a perceptible issue with his faith, you'd have to be pretty "out there" for it to be a stumbling block. Unless you're a Democrat. Then they're all theocrats. Except the Islamists, who are just dreamy.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 12:38 PM (9krrF)

616 Seriously, is there anyone who honestly thinks that Cruz, or someone like him, is going to want to impose a theocracy, much less be able to do so? Is there anyone who believes that a President Cruz will result in us stoning homosexuals to death, or outlawing demon run? Does anyone think that Huckabee or Santorum would have gone that route, or Patrick Buchanan?


Someone tell me - what's the basis for all this concern over religion I'm hearing? Real issue, smokescreen, or what?


Posted by: Qoheleth at February 04, 2016 12:35 PM (iIzG7)


No, but it will put off some voters.

The country still has a secular population.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 12:39 PM (qCMvj)

617
Archie is a voyeur. He likes to fap while he watches Betty and Veronica scissor.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 04, 2016 12:39 PM (RcpcZ)

618 Free chicken beaks for all Amerikans!

Posted by: Colonel Bernie Sanders at February 04, 2016 12:40 PM (Dwehj)

619 The operative word in this policy is claim, he said. The policy does not require the person to prove theyve been here, which is the same burden placed on them during deportation instead it simply requires them to claim to have been here since January of 2014.

Not only do we release these individuals that by law are subject to removal proceedings we do it without any means of tracking their whereabouts, he added.

Yoffe. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 12:32 PM (mw8Dm)



So the law of the land is basically whatever Barry says it is.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 12:40 PM (493sH)

620 603 Cruz is just not conservative enough for me. If he is nominated, I'll vote for Sanders instead.
Posted by: Pure Conservative at February 04, 2016 12:35 PM (k3w9p)

Hello Brett. This is 1977 Milton Friedman from the Donahue interviews.

You've got to do something ab. so. lutely OUT-RAGEOUS.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 12:40 PM (xuouz)

621 perhaps Archies "secret" is that he is an illegal alien

Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:40 PM (zOTsN)

622 Religion imposes limits on behavior. The modern day political left doesn't want any limits on their behavior. They want to use religion to impose limits on everyone else.

Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 12:41 PM (ZllM+)

623 teach them something useful, like how to squeeze the trigger

Posted by: Lord Barry at February 04, 2016 12:41 PM (5WGeP)

624 and I am pretty sure you guys, what with putting the US first and all, are all NAZIs. Me too
Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:37 PM (zOTsN)

Where are the anti-grav laboratories, the dindl'd frauleins, and the fresh-to-death Hugo Boss suits?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 12:42 PM (xuouz)

625

need to get to work

until Ace!

Ciao

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 12:42 PM (qCMvj)

626 If you read the internals on the new PPP poll today, Trump is cratering- down 9 points since last PPP poll. His fav/unfav rating is better than salmonella's but not as good as psoriasis.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 12:42 PM (EXkrA)

627 Qoheleth

A candidates religious beliefs or lack thereof don't affect me much, however I do suspect that after the classic conservative list of positions became less than relevant to the immediate interests of sections of the base it became a half a loaf position. Rather than focusing on social issues I'd rather they just come up with something new

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at February 04, 2016 12:42 PM (4T6pQ)

628 If The Donald gets pissed enough do You think He'll run third party?Posted by: donna at February 04, 2016 11:40 AM (/dSsq)

Trump signed a pledge, made an oath, gave his sacred word on his honor he wouldn't, so of course he'll go third party if he loses his GOP nomination bid.

Posted by: troyriser at February 04, 2016 12:42 PM (UWlp+)

629 "The first serious panic over religion that I can recall at the
moment was about Palin - she seemed to practice a somewhat more
exuberant flavor of Protestantism than more"

I sourly suspect that if you had lined up a bunch of average Joes and Janes back in 2008, and given them a description of the central theology at Palin's church, and then a description of the central theology at Obama's church, without identifying either as such, and then asked what they thought, you'd get some _illuminating_ responses.

Like, "Holy shit, what are they high on over at that second place? Jimson weed?"

The crazy train at Obama's church was so long and heavy it needed ten locomotives to pull it. It wasn't just Jeremiah ("God Damn America") Wright. It was the work of Dr. James Cone, who the church acknowledged as their key spiritual leader and founder. Cone was, without mincing words, barking mad. And _virulently_ anti-white racist.

Of course, the ordinary Joe and Janes of American never heard a word about any of this, because the media ran away from examinations of Obama in Chicago as fast as they could, and the gentleman losers of the GOP refused to go full Lee Atwater about it.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 04, 2016 12:43 PM (noWW6)

630 Trump signed a pledge, made an oath, gave his sacred word on his honor he wouldn't, so of course he'll go third party if he loses his GOP nomination bid.

That would be a disgusting, vile act.

Posted by: sen. Cokebear at February 04, 2016 12:44 PM (326rv)

631
I've always enjoyed the way Churchill pronounced Nazi. Does that make me one?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 04, 2016 12:44 PM (iQIUe)

632 Focus, dammit. Focus.

Posted by: The Photographer. at February 04, 2016 12:44 PM (IQI2h)

633 Trump signed a pledge, made an oath, gave his sacred word on his honor he wouldn't, so of course he'll go third party if he loses his GOP nomination bid.

Nah, Trump will read the tea leaves and write it off as a bad investment. It was fun while it lasted, and move on to his next big project.

Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 12:45 PM (ZllM+)

634
Senator Pat Toomey (R. PA) of gun control fame, endorses Rubio.

I remember the revolt by "pure" Republican Toomey supporters that replaced Santorum with Senator Casey (D. senator for life).

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 04, 2016 12:45 PM (RcpcZ)

635 "Elements?
Like the pope?" ghost of kari

yeah, the whole global warming thing and move in the church toward progressive globalism is huge in the Catholic Church. But it was not always the pope, but factions within going "commie". South of the US it is mostly Catholic, but in the US part of the "act of love" thing is other "Christian" based, like all the children of the world must be bused around as Obama does for illegals.

The way to help other countries is in their country. That can be Christian or our government, though the Bush Doctrine of spreading democracy is seen as evil colonialism, and the failure to win wars also dampens those intentions.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 12:45 PM (5Gpe2)

636 602

since these Nazi's on line are using avatars how can anyone determine their race? They could be Hindu, Erdu, you name it
Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:34 PM (zOTsN)

yes, they could be anything. They may be paid, who knows. They talk up the white race though, and they go after Nick Searcy everyday for having adopted a black kid. Whoever they are, what they do is disgusting.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 12:46 PM (CoX6k)

637 Archie is a voyeur. He likes to fap while he watches Betty and Veronica scissor.Posted by: Ed Anger at February 04, 2016 12:39 PM (RcpcZ)Heh. The artist Dan DeCarlo - whose images of the Riverdale gang became the standard after creator Bob Montana stopped drawing the strip - once did a "fan service" cartoon of a nude Betty and Veronica snuggling in the shower.I can't link it, but I'm sure a web trawl can find it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 12:46 PM (X6fMO)

638 629 - I'm totes positive, however, that Rubio will go for the jugular regarding Hillary's numerous skeletons once he wraps up the GOP nom.

/s

Posted by: Irony at February 04, 2016 12:47 PM (BHaRb)

639 I've always enjoyed the way Churchill pronounced Nazi. Does that make me one?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

Ve vere NAZZIS!!!

Posted by: Franz Liebkind at February 04, 2016 12:47 PM (326rv)

640 That would be a disgusting, vile act.

Given where "civility" is getting us, that might be just what we need.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 12:47 PM (9krrF)

641 Bruce with a Wang!, #631:

"I've always enjoyed the way Churchill pronounced Nazi. Does that make me one?"

It vas not "nau-zee." It vas NAHT-ZEE!

Posted by: Franz Liebkind at February 04, 2016 12:47 PM (5UBmb)

642 I haven't seen it lately, so I'm going to do it just to remind everyone:

This country is so fucking boned.

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 12:47 PM (Fmupd)

643 It vas not "nau-zee." It vas NAHT-ZEE!
Posted by: Franz Liebkind

If you schteal the rights to mein play, I vill take extreme measures.

Posted by: Franz Liebkind at February 04, 2016 12:48 PM (326rv)

644 Seriously, is there anyone who honestly thinks that Cruz, or someone like him, is going to want to impose a theocracy, much less be able to do so?

In 2012, there were hundreds of thousands of voters who really believed Mitt Romney was going to outlaw tampons.

Posted by: V the K at February 04, 2016 12:48 PM (O7MnT)

645 Carson cutting staff and other stuff

Looks like the Cruz tweet was not so far fetched ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 12:49 PM (mw8Dm)

646 I haven't seen it lately, so I'm going to do it just to remind everyone:

This country is so fucking boned.

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 12:47 PM (Fmupd)

Yeah, I'm absolutely disgusted with it all. And that includes my fellow so-called Christians with a liberal bent. Dumber than a bunch of fucking rocks.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 12:49 PM (3eoPa)

647 Stace, #636:

"they go after Nick Searcy everyday for having adopted a black kid."

That is disgusting.

I'm remembering when some lefty idiot called him a racist, and he responded something like, Shit, don't tell my son - he thinks I love him. I thought that was pretty cool.

Posted by: JPS at February 04, 2016 12:49 PM (5UBmb)

648
Nah, Trump will read the tea leaves and write it off as a bad
investment. It was fun while it lasted, and move on to his next big
project.


And continue to live rent-free inside the head of plenty of people.

Posted by: Michael Pataki at February 04, 2016 12:50 PM (oVJmc)

649 my parents, both Democrats, voted for Obama and now want to vote for Trump

How does Williamson work that one out.

They are deranged over there right now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 12:30 PM (qCMvj)


Easy. They're Nazis who like black people.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 12:50 PM (0LHZx)

650 Seriously, is there anyone who honestly thinks that Cruz, or someone like him, is going to want to impose a theocracy, much less be able to do so?

You really have to ask? There is no bottom of the barrel in this country anymore when it comes to stupidity.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 12:50 PM (3eoPa)

651
In 2012, there were hundreds of thousands of voters who really believed Mitt Romney was going to outlaw tampons.

Posted by: V the K at February 04, 2016 12:48 PM (O7MnT)
Plenty of people believe Bruce Jenner is a woman.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 04, 2016 12:50 PM (oVJmc)

652 "Looks like the Cruz tweet was not so far fetched ha?"

I think pretty much everyone knew it was coming. Sometimes, it's not the candidate making the decision; sometimes, it's the donor class. When they decide their candidate was a bad investment and pull the plug on your cash flow, you're out.

I'm just wondering when Jeb Bush's money patrons will figure out he's a bad investment.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 04, 2016 12:52 PM (iIzG7)

653 Someone tell me - what's the basis for all this concern over religion I'm hearing? Real issue, smokescreen, or what?


My only concern over Cruz's mention of the Body of Christ is how the MFM will distort it, as they've distorted pretty much all things Christians for decades.


Seriously, is there anyone who honestly thinks that Cruz, or someone like him, is going to want to impose a theocracy, much less be able to do so? Is there anyone who believes that a President Cruz will result in us stoning homosexuals to death, or outlawing demon run? Does anyone think that Huckabee or Santorum would have gone that route, or Patrick Buchanan?


Certainly not. That's nothing but MFM propaganda. What's curious is that there really are religious zealots out there who want to impose a theology on us: islam. On that subject, we hear crickets.

The MFM have a stock list of mischaracterizations of Christians. They want everyone to think that all Christians are like the Westboro Gang, who are all sister-humping, toothless snake handlers who hate everybody who doesn't belong to their cult. They're lighting quick to point out any sort of Christian beliefs of any criminal, even if they have to make them up. It doesn't help either when they prop up false Christians like Jackson, Sharpton and Pfleger. None of their ilk are Christian, IMHO, since I can't recall ever hearing the words "forgiveness" or "patience" or "love your fellow man" from any of them. They are the wolves we were warned about a couple of millennia ago.

This has been happening for as long as I can remember. I shouldn't get upset about it, as I was told this was part of being a Christian, but the MFM's lying is reprehensible.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 12:53 PM (LUgeY)

654 Did colonel Kline kill the black guy on Hogans Heroes? No.

Nazis are all about the jews

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at February 04, 2016 12:53 PM (4T6pQ)

655 Seriously, is there anyone who honestly thinks that Cruz, or someone like him, is going to want to impose a theocracy, much less be able to do so?



It's a bullshit line that leftists love to announce. It's their go to lie when they don't like calling themselves yeller dog democrats.

"I'm an independent/moderate who is beyond political labels" = a leftist that doesn't like being called one.

Like the chuckleheads that insist the Bernie Sanders isn't a socialist....even though HE calls himself a socialist.

And the shits that insist that national Socialism had NOTHING to do with socialism.

Posted by: Franz Liebkind at February 04, 2016 12:54 PM (326rv)

656 646 I will add that once I finally came to this conclusion 2 or 3 years ago, I actually stopped worrying about shit so much. And the stuff that seems like it's so damn important to people now just looks pathetic. Like this Cruz.Carson thing... what f'ing difference does it make?

Posted by: Weasel at February 04, 2016 12:54 PM (6xtq3)

657 My only concern over Cruz's mention of the Body of Christ is how the MFM will distort it, as they've distorted pretty much all things Christians for decades.

Cruz could say 1 +1 = 2 and the scum would have a hissy fit.

The bright side is now that both the mask AND gloves are off, it's easy to identify who the enemy is when the Big Day arrives.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 12:55 PM (3eoPa)

658 Someone needs to start a new thread rumor... only to have it denied...
and then the new thread will appear

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 04, 2016 12:55 PM (UhRGU)

659 Carson cutting staff?

Going trans is not going to save him.

Posted by: freaked at February 04, 2016 12:55 PM (C7TuK)

660 Did colonel Kline kill the black guy on Hogans Heroes? No.

Nazis are all about the jews

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at February 04, 2016 12:53 PM (4T6pQ)

Kevin was always a fan of MLK.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 12:56 PM (3eoPa)

661 It's not a fear of Christianity, it is that Cruz and to a degree Rubio are trying to claim the "I am the chosen one" title, which in a sense is the opposite of just being Christian. Oprah did that for Obama "I do BELIEVE, he may be THE WON".

The "God sent me" thing is bad, even worse if it starts to work. Maybe I've just seen too many hypocritical self proclaimed evangelists take advantage of people with their claims that they speak for God.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 12:56 PM (5Gpe2)

662 The ability to train and advise the still green Afghan security forces will be constrained if the U.S. troop level is cut to 5,500 as President Barack Obama has proposed, the senior American commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday.

Army Gen. John F. Campbell told the Senate Armed Services Committee that "very little" training will be done with fewer American forces.


DAH!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 12:56 PM (mw8Dm)

663 I'm just wondering when Jeb Bush's money patrons will figure out he's a bad investment.
Posted by: Qoheleth at February 04, 2016 12:52 PM (iIzG7)


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


There's still a lot of talk about a brokered convention. Heb! will stay until Cleveland is over.

Hope springs eternal, donncha know.

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 12:56 PM (Fmupd)

664 Big deal. 7 staffers on the Cruz campaign left not too long ago

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at February 04, 2016 12:57 PM (4T6pQ)

665 Posted by: citizen khan at February 04, 2016 11:48 AM (fatVw)

That's my problem here in TX. No income tax doesn't help me, since I have little income, but nearly $5,000 a year in property tax from various entities is adding up pretty fast.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 04, 2016 12:57 PM (GDulk)

666
In 2012, there were hundreds of thousands of voters who really believed Mitt Romney was going to outlaw tampons.

=====

Salon is a sewer too, and I hope a small one, but people there think Cruz is the greatest threat to America in 100 years.

I ask a lot of them what did he do that was so evil, and most of them can't come up with anything more specific than "theocracy", evil evangelicals, American taliban. etc. They're terrified of Christians for one thing.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 12:58 PM (CoX6k)

667 After 2 days, Syrian peace talks to take a 'temporary pause


LMAO

Great "Peace" Talks?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 12:58 PM (mw8Dm)

668 Well Kevin, I'm all about the autocorrect over here

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at February 04, 2016 12:58 PM (4T6pQ)

669 655 Seriously, is there anyone who honestly thinks that Cruz, or someone like him, is going to want to impose a theocracy, much less be able to do so?

Oh, I think the "freedom from religion" types probably do. You know, the guys who soil their shorts at the merest whisper of the words 'cross', 'Jesus' or 'God'.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 04, 2016 12:58 PM (k+kmN)

670 "Heb! will stay until Cleveland is over."

I hope his donors figure out that Cleveland was over in 1897.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 04, 2016 12:58 PM (iIzG7)

671 Marinemom - I am late to this but I am so sorry for your family's loss. It is heartbreaking and at times like this we wonder why - why do these things happen. We don't know why but I pray that God holds you and your family in His gentle embrace as you go through this sad journey.

Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2016 12:58 PM (oiNtH)

672 It's not a fear of Christianity, it is that Cruz and to a degree Rubio are trying to claim the "I am the chosen one" title, which in a sense is the opposite of just being Christian. Oprah did that for Obama "I do BELIEVE, he may be THE WON".

No way in hell is Cruz trying to say he's a/the "chosen one." That's quite a stretch.

Amnesty Boy, I don't know. I ignore that pathetic RINO.

Cruz is only trying to do what should have been done long, long ago: get Christians to finally go on offense.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 12:59 PM (3eoPa)

673 Huey Lewis sings

I want a new book
one that won't make me mad
something not confusing
something that won't make me sad

I want a new book
one that won't cost too much
something to make me glad
something that won't make me toss my lunch

I want a new book
something that reads like it should
something my friends all like
something to tell me how to do what I wish I could

I want a new book

Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 12:59 PM (ZllM+)

674 What're we talking about?

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 04, 2016 01:00 PM (vbvxt)

675 I'm glad that more and more people are getting mad at and calling out the elite "paid thinkers" writers on the right who have exactly the same distain for flyover country rubes as the liberals.

These "bubble conservatives" are just so embarrassed by us hicks that can't hide it anymore. They can't understand why we won't just shut the fuck up and do what they tell us.

At National Review, they can't figure out why we hayseeds are so ungrateful that when their guidance is give we insist on putting in out two cents.

This is a great opportunity for writers who are not rum soaked, insufferable twits. People like AllenG should get a blog. Ace seems to be on the fence, drawn to the literary elite but kind of knowing the real right isn't on the Upper East Side.

Posted by: jwest at February 04, 2016 01:00 PM (Zs4uk)

676 Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:19 PM (zOTsN)

Well, it's a good approach, I suppose if you go with the idea that Trump's too unstable and Cruz might not be native born but to me it screams "I'm part of the establishment." GOPe really putting a lot of money behind Rubio, eh?

If I were the Cruz I'be stomping all over Rubio right-show every picture you're got of him grinning with Schumer.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:00 PM (w4NZ8)

677 Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 12:56 PM (5Gpe2)

Yeah, I agree there are lots of con men who use Christianity as their vehicle, but anything can be abused that way.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 01:01 PM (CoX6k)

678 I ask a lot of them what did he do that was so evil, and most of them can't come up with anything more specific than "theocracy", evil evangelicals, American taliban. etc. They're terrified of Christians for one thing.
Posted by: stace

I disagree. They hate Christians. Especially those that practice anything other than "If Jesus were here, he'd be laundering money for the democrats WHILE performing abortions."

Besides, JEF just told us not to judge one religion and one only by the actions of a few. Did ya ever see JEF practice what he preached? No.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:01 PM (326rv)

679 The "God sent me" thing is bad, even worse if it starts to work.

I'll take a cue from Mr. Mathers: God sent me to piss the world off.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 01:01 PM (9krrF)

680 After 2 days, Syrian peace talks to take a 'temporary pause

Ya, Russian just put on a major offensive that drove the rebels out of the area around Aleppo, isolated the remainder and set them up for extermination.

Now is not the time for peace talks.

Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 01:01 PM (ZllM+)

681
674 What're we talking about?

Cruz's snake handling. It's creeping everybody out.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 04, 2016 01:02 PM (RcpcZ)

682 604, I think that the Left's animus to religion in general--and Christianity specifically can be boiled down to two things------For the "intellectual" leaders, they hate religion because it's a belief system that hey can't control. It's competition against their socialist nirvana dreams.
For the dunderheads on the Left, it's just fear that Christian bluenoses are just going to take away their porn, close the strip clubs, ban beer sales on Sunday and make them go to church. This is what many of them really think people like Palin are all about.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 04, 2016 01:03 PM (qyNO9)

683 The "God sent me" thing is bad, even worse if it starts to work. Maybe I've just seen too many hypocritical self proclaimed evangelists take advantage of people with their claims that they speak for God.
Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 12:56 PM (5Gpe2)

I don't get the 'chosen one' vibe from anything either Cruz or Rubio has said. It could be their faith is real and they talk about itpublicly in orderto connect with voters who share that faith. Both men seem sincere enough and it connects with me, for example, and I don't think God would mind.

Besides, one of the majordistinctions between conservatives and progressives is faith: onehas it (or at least respects it) while the other celebrates the lack. Let voters have a clear choice. Choosing between Pepsi and Pepsi light is no choice at all.

Posted by: troyriser at February 04, 2016 01:03 PM (UWlp+)

684 Oh, I think the "freedom from religion" types probably do. You know, the guys who soil their shorts at the merest whisper of the words 'cross', 'Jesus' or 'God'.

But who never go after the Manufactured Messiah.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:03 PM (326rv)

685
I'm remembering when some lefty idiot called him a racist, and he responded something like, Shit, don't tell my son - he thinks I love him. I thought that was pretty cool.
===

yep. maybe it's just one guy with a bunch of IDs, but it's really awful.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 01:04 PM (CoX6k)

686 Cruz's snake handling. It's creeping everybody out.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 04, 2016 01:02 PM (RcpcZ)


Well, he is a Texan. They have this thing there called a "rattlesnake roundup" where they get paid money for every rattler they bring in. It's quite the to-do from what I understand.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 04, 2016 01:04 PM (vbvxt)

687 Foghorn Leghorn: Someone needs to start a new thread rumor... only to have it denied...
and then the new thread will appear


Ace is up and has left a book-length review of the movie Gone with the Wind.

Oh, wait, wait, my mistake. Never mind. No nood. Hi ho, on to comment #1000!

Posted by: mindful webworker - rumormonger at February 04, 2016 01:04 PM (LImvu)

688 Ace seems to be on the fence, drawn to the literary elite but kind of knowing the real right isn't on the Upper East Side.
---
They're the people he knows personally, I think. We're just commenters on his blog.

Well, those of us who aren't ace sockpuppets, I mean.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 04, 2016 01:05 PM (ZbV+0)

689 Henry Major Tomlinson doesn't like Kipling; called him vulgar and facial.

Doesn't like the magazines being sold in the train station either. I can only imagine what he would think of this blog and others like it.

I laughed out loud.

Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 01:06 PM (ZllM+)

690 I hereby declare this thread to be 'big'.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 04, 2016 01:07 PM (k+kmN)

691 The ability to train and advise the still green Afghan security forces will be constrained if the U.S. troop level is cut to 5,500 as President Barack Obama has proposed, the senior American commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday.

Army Gen. John F. Campbell told the Senate Armed Services Committee that "very little" training will be done with fewer American forces.

DAH!
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 12:56 PM (mw8Dm)

Can we just admit they aren't trainable?

Posted by: WOPR at February 04, 2016 01:07 PM (MvBBI)

692 655 Seriously, is there anyone who honestly thinks that Cruz, or someone like him, is going to want to impose a theocracy, much less be able to do so?

Yes they do. I have a good friend who posted a warning on his FB wall things that everyone must know about Cruz!!

He will outlaw abortion.
He will outlaw Planned Parenthood.
He will force the Christian religion in schools.
He will start WWIII

and on it went. I unfollowed him as it is too painful to see what I thought was a very intelligent friend go bat shit crazy.

Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2016 01:08 PM (oiNtH)

693 Ace seems to be on the fence, drawn to the literary elite but kind of knowing the real right isn't on the Upper East Side.
---

They're the people he knows personally, I think. We're just commenters on his blog.

Well, those of us who aren't ace sockpuppets, I mean.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 04, 2016 01:05 PM (ZbV+0)

Did someone say 'sockpuppets'?

Posted by: Not Glenn Greenwald, I Swear at February 04, 2016 01:08 PM (UWlp+)

694 They have this thing there called a "rattlesnake roundup" where they get paid money for every rattler they bring in.
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*!*

Hmm. Wonder if we could arrange for a similar 'Hipster Roundup'. Nothing harmful, of course. Just Catch and Release, say to Seattle and Portland.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 04, 2016 01:08 PM (oFSUK)

695 Cruz will legalize rape!!!! (just like the leftard Germans).


/imbecile actress whose name escapes me.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:09 PM (xWW96)

696 @604 "...Since this country was formed, every President we elected made claim to Christian faith. Up until Kennedy, that faith was some flavor of Protestantism. For some of those Presidents, that faith was deeply held - for instance, Washington; for others, it was more nominal and less devoted, and I mean no judgment in that statement. ..."


Actually, there was Jefferson, who was a Diest, and the religious types mourned when he was elected. That being said, it was the Baptists of Danbury, CT (and apparently being a Baptist was kind of radical back then) who wrote him a letter expressing their concerns about their religious freedom, and replied using the now-famous phrase "Separation of Church and State".

Washington had a vast amount of writings, never mentioned God even once, and is said to have gotten irked at people wanting to take Sunday off. The super religious types have invented his religiousity, and base it entirely on a story of him ONCE being spotted praying off in the woods by himself. That story was debunked - a family story of a family that lived at the spot later, but had lived there when Washington was. A close friend seemed to imply that from his own observation he would assume he was also a Deist. A number of most influential Founders were (including Franklin).

Posted by: Optimizer at February 04, 2016 01:10 PM (/q6+P)

697 I hereby declare this thread to be 'big'.
Posted by: OregonMuse
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You'll be hearing from my lawyers.

Posted by: Tom Hanks at February 04, 2016 01:10 PM (oFSUK)

698 I disagree. They hate Christians. Especially those that practice
anything other than "If Jesus were here, he'd be laundering money for
the democrats WHILE performing abortions."
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people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 04, 2016 01:10 PM (ZbV+0)

699 "my parents, both Democrats, voted for Obama and now want to vote for Trump

How does Williamson work that one out.

They are deranged over there right now."

Exactly. Much of Trump's language seems geared toward winning NY with his Queens NY values. That is why he says he can work with Reid or Pelosi, he is courting the Reagan Democrats, or the Rockefeller Dem's, whatever they are. Trump could indeed win over a lot of union support, which might mean 25% of black support.

Giuliani thinks Trump is much better for this reason, and doesn't think Cruz could win, listing off the several states Cruz just tosses away by working so hard at being hardline conservative.

But Trump still needs more policy, less tirade.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 01:10 PM (5Gpe2)

700 They have this thing there called a "rattlesnake roundup" where they get paid money for every rattler they bring in.

I see your Rattler Roundup and raise you Florida's Everglades Python Hunt.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 01:10 PM (LUgeY)

701 694 They have this thing there called a "rattlesnake roundup" where they get paid money for every rattler they bring in.
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*!*

Hmm. Wonder if we could arrange for a similar 'Hipster Roundup'. Nothing harmful, of course. Just Catch and Release, say to Seattle and Portland.



GTFO of here! This is my Whole Foods Market. Go find your own hunting grounds!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 01:10 PM (VDCWC)

702 I unfollowed him as it is too painful to see what I thought was a very intelligent friend go bat shit crazy.
Posted by: Cheri

In fairness to this former friend, he would probably claim the exact same thing about any one else with (R) after the name.

Insta-vilification.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:10 PM (326rv)

703 Yes, Trump will reach across the aisle.....

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:11 PM (xWW96)

704 Sidebar: It's not just militias, it's churches. DoD had classified Catholics and Evangelicals and Mormons as religious extremists akin to Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Posted by: Boone at February 04, 2016 01:12 PM (vq6QR)

705 Cruz will legalize rape!!!! (just like the leftard Germans).


/imbecile actress whose name escapes me.



Cruz won't. But Achmed will.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 01:12 PM (VDCWC)

706
Yes they do. I have a good friend who posted a warning on his FB wall things that everyone must know about Cruz!!


He will outlaw abortion.

He will outlaw Planned Parenthood.

He will force the Christian religion in schools.

He will start WWIII


It's really disheartening to try to talk to people like that in person, because it's painfully obvious they have no idea how a representative government works. You begin by saying a president cannot outlaw abortion on his own and, even if he did, all that means is it would simply be a matter for states to decide. If they don't call you a liar outright, then they yell something about Southern assholes who'd outlaw abortion in their states and force those po' po' pregnant wimmenz to travel over state lines, pursued by baying hounds.

I'm too old to deal gracefully with that kind of idiocy. I just tell them they're ignorant nickelfuckers who shouldn't be allowed to vote, but that, since they do, fortunately my vote cancels out theirs.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 01:12 PM (X6fMO)

707 Yes they do. I have a good friend who posted a warning on his FB wall things that everyone must know about Cruz!!

He will outlaw abortion.
He will outlaw Planned Parenthood.
He will force the Christian religion in schools.
He will start WWIII

and on it went. I unfollowed him as it is too painful to see what I thought was a very intelligent friend go bat shit crazy.

Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2016 01:08 PM (oiNtH)



How odd. That's said about every Republican candidate. And Ted wants to do this too?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 01:12 PM (493sH)

708 "It's not just militias, it's churches."

Does that include black churches, or just white ones?

Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 01:13 PM (ZllM+)

709 I just want Trump to reach across the aisle so he can smack the living shit out of Reid, Pelousi, Schumer, Cummings and all the rest of the anti-American leftards.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 01:14 PM (LUgeY)

710 I have killed and eaten several rattlesnakes. Prefer them fried in garlic butter with a beer batter coating. Serve with salad, biscuits, mashed taters, green beans, and beer. More meat on the Eastern Diamondback as opposed to the scrawny Western.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:14 PM (xWW96)

711 >> 690 I hereby declare this thread to be 'big'.
>> Posted by: OregonMuse at February 04, 2016 01:07 PM

Great. Now all the women in New York City will be coming over to scope it out for years after its over.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 04, 2016 01:14 PM (ml1PM)

712 >>He will outlaw abortion.
He will outlaw Planned Parenthood.
He will force the Christian religion in schools.
He will start WWIII


If he isn't going to take away Tampons, I am voting 3rd Party.

Posted by: garrett at February 04, 2016 01:15 PM (BHlIM)

713 The ability to train and advise the still green Afghan security forces........

And how long have we been there now?

Sheesh.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 01:15 PM (3eoPa)

714 A number of most influential Founders were (including Franklin).
Posted by: Optimizer

Who was also a member of a church congregation in Philadelphia, complete with his own pew.

Posted by: A super religious type at February 04, 2016 01:15 PM (326rv)

715 I'm too old to deal gracefully with that kind of idiocy. I just tell them they're ignorant nickelfuckers who shouldn't be allowed to vote, but that, since they do, fortunately my vote cancels out theirs.



I ask them if their parents had any children that lived?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 01:15 PM (VDCWC)

716 Sidebar: It's not just militias, it's churches. DoD had classified
Catholics and Evangelicals and Mormons as religious extremists akin to
Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Bullshit.

They're not at all concerned about Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 04, 2016 01:16 PM (ZbV+0)

717 I guess we're going for 1000+ comments on this thread.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 01:17 PM (FsuaD)

718 I guess we're going for 1000+ comments on this thread.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

We haven't got a prayer.

Posted by: A super religious type at February 04, 2016 01:17 PM (326rv)

719 Yeah well enough trump curz rubio....Fredo just baically fired the whole INS and sent them home and NOBODY seems to be saying or doing anything...see DRUDGE

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 01:17 PM (mw8Dm)

720 One cannot make up the comedic content of 2016. Mencken would be in heaven.

Last night: "That's what they offered."

Today on the landing page of CNBC: "Hillary Clinton has been postponing fundraisers with financial executives. But Wall Street isn't offended. Here's why."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 04, 2016 01:17 PM (659DL)

721 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 01:12 PM (X6fMO)


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What is this "representative government" that you speak of?

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 01:18 PM (Fmupd)

722 Who was also a member of a church congregation in Philadelphia, complete with his own pew.

Wait, he was Lutheran?

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 04, 2016 01:18 PM (ZbV+0)

723 I just want Trump to reach across the aisle so he can smack the living shit out of Reid, Pelousi, Schumer, Cummings and all the rest of the anti-American leftards.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy
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That's not how I work. I make deals.

Posted by: Teh Donald at February 04, 2016 01:18 PM (n22zQ)

724 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 01:12 PM (X6fMO)

So there are others that don't bother with Ace's 'soft form'.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 04, 2016 01:19 PM (oxcYa)

725 Who was also a member of a church congregation in Philadelphia, complete with his own pew.

Wait, he was Lutheran?
Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat

I've been in the church; I think that it's Anglican.

Posted by: A super religious type at February 04, 2016 01:19 PM (326rv)

726 Who was also a member of a church congregation in Philadelphia, complete with his own pew.

Wait, he was Lutheran?


Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 04, 2016 01:18 PM (ZbV+0)

Bet he made a kick-ass green bean casserole if he was.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 01:19 PM (3eoPa)

727 I guess we're going for 1000+ comments on this thread.

--

This is a bring your own content blog; it requires participation, like democracy. Then we all vote on the content you bring, like a caucus in Iowa. We form up in mobs and support your contribution, while other groups form up to mock and insult you.

It's a free for all.

Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 01:19 PM (ZllM+)

728 Yeah well enough trump curz rubio....Fredo just baically fired the whole INS and sent them home and NOBODY seems to be saying or doing anything...see DRUDGE

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 01:17 PM (mw8Dm)




Paulie Quisling Ryan is too busy telling conservatives to STFU and get with the program

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 01:19 PM (493sH)

729 I guess we're going for 1000+ comments on this thread.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 01:17 PM (FsuaD)

Nah. Doing my willow imitation.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 04, 2016 01:20 PM (oxcYa)

730 Speaking of content; Trump is full of shit.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:20 PM (xWW96)

731 I was so hoping Barry would have been hit by lightning at the prayer breakfast this morning.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 01:20 PM (FsuaD)

732 More meat on the Eastern Diamondback as opposed to the scrawny Western.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:14 PM (xWW96)


Cruz says the Canadian diamondbacks are even meatier.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 04, 2016 01:21 PM (RcpcZ)

733 I've been in the church; I think that it's Anglican.


There's a church for mechanics who only work on Ford Anglias?

I did not know this.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 01:21 PM (LUgeY)

734 This is a bring your own content blog; it requires participation, like
democracy. Then we all vote on the content you bring, like a caucus in
Iowa. We form up in mobs and support your contribution, while other
groups form up to mock and insult you.
---
Best commenters on the internet!

Posted by: stuff Andrew Breitbart said, more or less at February 04, 2016 01:21 PM (ZbV+0)

735 Paulie Quisling Ryan is too busy telling conservatives to STFU and get with the program
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 01:19 PM (493sH)


Exactly

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 01:21 PM (mw8Dm)

736 For the dunderheads on the Left, it's just fear that Christian bluenoses are just going to take away their porn, close the strip clubs, ban beer sales on Sunday and make them go to church. This is what many of them really think people like Palin are all about.
Posted by: JoeF. at February 04, 2016 01:03 PM (qyNO9)

____

Yeah but come on, there is some truth to that. There is a sizable chunk of religious people who would ban porn and alcohol and strip clubs if they could. I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:21 PM (0LHZx)

737 Yeah well enough trump curz rubio....Fredo just baically fired the whole INS and sent them home and NOBODY seems to be saying or doing anything...see DRUDGE

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 01:17 PM (mw8Dm)

So JEF does this, the Stupid Party keeps pushing one amnesty loving flack after another, and it'll be interesting to see if that advantage in voter intensity lasts until November.

Posted by: A super religious type at February 04, 2016 01:22 PM (326rv)

738 I was so hoping Barry would have been hit by lightning at the prayer breakfast this morning.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 01:20 PM (FsuaD)

I keep saying, where is ISIS when you really NEED them??

They won't go after one of their own though, he's too valuable.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 01:22 PM (3eoPa)

739 The thread ration has been increased. There will be no additional threads until the overnight. Ace will, however, re-post that long one from the other day.

Posted by: mindful webworker - rumormonger at February 04, 2016 01:22 PM (LImvu)

740 I just want Trump to reach across the aisle so he can smack the living shit out of Reid, Pelousi, Schumer, Cummings and all the rest of the anti-American leftards.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy
----------------
That's not how I work. I make deals.
Posted by: Teh Donald at February 04, 2016 01:18 PM (n22zQ)

I thought he was an evil greedy man who succeeded by schlonging over everyone and anyone, even old grandmothers on fixed incomes?

There's been a tangling of the narratives! Which strand is which?!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 01:22 PM (xuouz)

741 >> I unfollowed him as it is too painful to see what I thought
>> was a very intelligent friend go bat shit crazy.

Exactly what is it in the diet of bats that makes their excrement the gold-standard of crazy?

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 04, 2016 01:22 PM (ml1PM)

742 Blano, #713:

"And how long have we been there now?"

When I was there, the joke was, We haven't been here ten years - we've been here one year, ten times.

I think that was about right. And I used to rage inwardly against these useless Afghans I was working with - why do I care more than you? - but I could see it from their perspective if I tried. Ah, yes, another crop of can-do US Army guys who are going to fix everything their predecessors effed up.

I knew a couple of Afghans who worked their asses off to make the most of the chance we gave them. Some of their countrymen would ask them why they bothered. The colonel I admired most basically said, I know there's no point but I couldn't live with myself if I didn't. A mensch, that one.

Posted by: JPS at February 04, 2016 01:22 PM (5UBmb)

743 Sidebar: It's not just militias, it's churches. DoD had classified
Catholics and Evangelicals and Mormons as religious extremists akin to
Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
---
Bullshit.

They're not at all concerned about Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 04, 2016 01:16 PM (ZbV+0)



Yup, every time there's a shooting. The "experts" including law enforcement all seem to first suspect a white guy(s) and if they know it's a member of the religion of peace they can never find a motive. They're all corrupt with the lefty agenda

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 01:22 PM (493sH)

744 Speaking of content; Trump is full of shit.
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Yeah, but it's yuuge luxurious shit. Best shit ever, really.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 04, 2016 01:22 PM (ZbV+0)

745 The thread ration has been increased. There will be no additional threads until the overnight. Ace will, however, re-post that long one from the other day.
Posted by: mindful webworker - rumormonger at February 04, 2016 01:22 PM (LImvu)

Aww man I was really pulling for 3,500 words on DC's Heroes of Tomorrow

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 01:22 PM (xuouz)

746 "A number of most influential Founders were (including Franklin). [deists]
optimizer

Other studies show they were almost all still strong members of their Christian churches, even if their personal belief was something like "deist". And really that is true for Christianity today ... as many are profess their belief, and recite that third century Nicene Creed, but most have doubts.

I want the Christian values for president, while their exact doctrine may well "evolve" a little from all life beginning just 6000 years ago, or various precepts.

They wanted separation at the federal level, since Baptists probably didn't want some of the other protestant elements thrust upon them. But states had church involvement in the laws, iirc.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 01:22 PM (5Gpe2)

747 I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:21 PM (0LHZx)

There are actual cars in the south, too.

Horses even.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 04, 2016 01:23 PM (oxcYa)

748 This is a bring your own content blog; it requires participation, like
democracy. Then we all vote on the content you bring, like a caucus in
Iowa. We form up in mobs and support your contribution, while other
groups form up to mock and insult you.
---


This isn't reddit...

Posted by: joe at February 04, 2016 01:23 PM (KUaJL)

749 An internet blogger who wants to legalize rape, announced on Wednesday night he was canceling a world-wide meet-up day for his internet followers.

Roosh Valizadeh made a posting recently that he supported the legalization of rape if it were on private property. Soon after posting about international locations where members were to gather on Saturday, Valizadeh posted on his blog the event was no longer happening.

http://goo.gl/8rZiWs

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 04, 2016 01:23 PM (iQIUe)

750 Nevergiveup - apparently this is being done because the TFG Administration is embarrassed that less than half of illegals that are issued Notice to Appear actually do. Border agents joke that an NTA is actually a Notice to Disappear.

Fuck American security as everything revolves around how TFG appears....what a load.

Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2016 01:23 PM (oiNtH)

751 I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:21 PM (0LHZx)

If that's what the majority in those counties want, what's wrong with that?

Disclaimer: beer-drinking Christian

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (3eoPa)

752 @ 736 There is a sizable chunk of religious people who would ban porn and alcohol and strip clubs if they could. I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo
__________

I grew up in a dry county. So how do you keep a Baptist from drinking all your beer when you go fishing?


Take along another Baptist.

Posted by: Furious George at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (3GAnN)

753 747 I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:21 PM (0LHZx)

There are actual cars in the south, too.

Horses even.
Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 04, 2016 01:23 PM (oxcYa)

_____

And your point is? Oh right as usual, you don't have one.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (0LHZx)

754 I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.
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And thank God there are!

Posted by: dude who owns the Binny's just across the county line at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (ZbV+0)

755 Yeah but come on, there is some truth to that. There is a sizable chunk of religious people who would ban porn and alcohol and strip clubs if they could. I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo

Leave it to mini-moo.

There is a sizable chunk of mohammadans who would ban all of the above AND gay marriage and a woman's right to defend herself or to make a you tube video.

You're right back to your shit about so-cons. Christians haven't advanced any damn thing in over a decade.

AND we're at $19T and counting.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (326rv)

756 if you dig through the pile of shit ... you find a pony.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (5Gpe2)

757 Yeah, but it's yuuge luxurious shit. Best shit ever, really.
Posted by: Methos
----------------

Classy. It's Classy shit.

Posted by: Teh Donald at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (n22zQ)

758 Exactly what is it in the diet of bats that makes their excrement the gold-standard of crazy manure?

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 04, 2016 01:22 PM (ml1PM)

Fixed.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 04, 2016 01:25 PM (oxcYa)

759 Maddog, #730:

"Trump is full of shit."

I've about come around to a Team America view of this nomination contest: Cruz is a dick, Rubio is a pussy, and Trump is an asshole.

(With apologies to those commenters here who make me wish I were less vulgar.)

Posted by: JPS at February 04, 2016 01:25 PM (5UBmb)

760 Yeah but come on, there is some truth to that. There is a sizable chunk of religious people who would ban porn and alcohol and strip clubs if they could. I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.



Fewer and fewer. Money talks. Tax base.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 01:25 PM (VDCWC)

761 Husband and I saw our former church choir leader at brunch a couple of weeks ago. She looked great and was having fun with her girlfriends.

I opened the paper this morning and saw her obituary. She died Monday a.m. She was in her 60's I believe.

Freaky.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 01:25 PM (FsuaD)

762 Hills! picks up the coveted Eric Holder endorsement. Even makes a campaign commercial citing her dedication to changing gun laws.


*wonder if El Chapo has any more .50's from ol' Eric.


http://tinyurl.com/znwp5ug

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 01:26 PM (fWAjv)

763 If that's what the majority in those counties want, what's wrong with that?

Disclaimer: beer-drinking Christian
Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (3eoPa)

____

Nothing wrong with it. But that's my point. There are Christians who would ban alcohol, porn, etc if they got power. So it's not crazy for people to fear that if Cruz, Palin, Huckster gained power they'd also try to ban those things.

Would Prezzie Ted waive a magic wand and ban porn? No of course not. But when he aligns himself with people that would, it's not an irrational fear to think President Cruz would support banning porn (or alcohol or strip clubs, or whatever).

That's all.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:26 PM (0LHZx)

764 This isn't reddit...
Posted by: joe at February 04, 2016 01:23 PM (KUaJL)

Thank the lord.

Thaaaank theeee looooooooooooooooooooooooorduh

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 01:26 PM (xuouz)

765 if you dig through the pile of shit ... you find a pony.

--

The way I heard it, at the bottom of the pile is a monkey with one hand over his eyes, trying to put the cork back in the pig.

Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 01:27 PM (ZllM+)

766 And your point is? Oh right as usual, you don't have one.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (0LHZx)


The point, which evidently escaped you (no surprise there) is that dry counties are dry because of politics, not religion.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2016 01:27 PM (Z8fuk)

767 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (0LHZx)

They can leave. Dense much?

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 04, 2016 01:27 PM (oxcYa)

768 What I like about Trump ...

1. He's not a lawyer
2. He made his money in the private sector.
3. He's a real estate developer. He has spent his professional life dealing with local, state, and federal bureaucrats, lawyers, and unions.
4. He's not a professional politician - he's a capitalist.

Posted by: mrp at February 04, 2016 01:27 PM (JBggj)

769 There is a sizable chunk of mohammadans who would ban all of the above AND gay marriage and a woman's right to defend herself or to make a you tube video.

You're right back to your shit about so-cons. Christians haven't advanced any damn thing in over a decade.

AND we're at $19T and counting.
Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (326rv)

____

You have some serious reading comprehension problems my friend. Plus at around 10 years old, you really should have stopped the "yeah but so and so also does bad things" defense.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:27 PM (0LHZx)

770 Leave it to mini-moo.

O.K. You did it. Now all I can think of is little creamers on tiny legs walking around yammering about awful Christians. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:27 PM (w4NZ8)

771 LMAO, not only is Puppy Bowl XII on Sunday, there's even a Countdown to Puppy Bowl show Sunday morning.

Posted by: logprof at February 04, 2016 01:28 PM (vsbNu)

772 that doesn't make us National Socialists, and Williamson knows better.



WFB

"Now listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I'll sock you in your goddamn face, and you'll stay plastered."

Posted by: DaveA at February 04, 2016 01:28 PM (DL2i+)

773 The point, which evidently escaped you (no surprise there) is that dry counties are dry because of politics, not religion.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2016 01:27 PM (Z8fuk)

__

No, they're dry because politicians in those counties reflect the religious views of their constituents. It's not a coincidence that the dry counties are in the bible belt.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:29 PM (0LHZx)

774 I don't think I'll listen to someone who has never been to a church describe what Christians are about.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 04, 2016 01:29 PM (659DL)

775 770
Leave it to mini-moo.



O.K. You did it. Now all I can think of is little creamers on tiny legs walking around yammering about awful Christians. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:27 PM (w4NZ


*snerk*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 01:29 PM (FsuaD)

776 761 Husband and I saw our former church choir leader at brunch a couple of weeks ago. She looked great and was having fun with her girlfriends.

I opened the paper this morning and saw her obituary. She died Monday a.m. She was in her 60's I believe.



#TooMuchFun

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 01:29 PM (VDCWC)

777 >> Cruz is a dick, Rubio is a pussy, and Trump is an asshole.

So the composite candidate's name is Herman Frodyte?

Herm!

Feel the Herm!

Ready for Herm!

Herm can fix it!



Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 04, 2016 01:29 PM (ml1PM)

778 So it's not crazy for people to fear that if Cruz, Palin, Huckster gained power they'd also try to ban those things.


Bullshit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 01:30 PM (LUgeY)

779 Yeah but come on, there is some truth to that. There is a sizable chunk of religious people who would ban porn and alcohol and strip clubs if they could. I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:21 PM (0LHZx)


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Have you, in all of your intellectual rationalizations, ever thought about why there's a 10th Amendment?

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 01:30 PM (Fmupd)

780 I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.>>>

Last year the politicians in Minnesota argued whether to repeal the law that bans Sunday sale of liquor. The argument was not about religion anymore it was about money. The big chain liquor stores like not having to pay people to work Sundays. The other blue law here is no car sales on Sunday. Money is also the reason that one will not be overturned also.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 04, 2016 01:30 PM (XtAzU)

781 Probably willowed, but...

Allen G, UPS just delivered "Fire and Frost".

Looking forward to starting it tonight!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 04, 2016 01:30 PM (IRqa0)

782 Would Prezzie Ted waive a magic wand and ban porn? No of course not. But when he aligns himself with people that would, it's not an irrational fear to think President Cruz would support banning porn (or alcohol or strip clubs, or whatever).

That's all.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:26 PM (0LHZx)



He's going to ban tampons too. So you better stock up before Jan. 2017

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 01:30 PM (493sH)

783 It ain't fucking conservatives who have an erection for banning shit. Wake the fuck up drooling imbeciles.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:31 PM (xWW96)

784 Team Ruff or Team Fluff


WHO WILL BE THE VICTOR!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 01:31 PM (fWAjv)

785 The artist Dan DeCarlo - whose images of the Riverdale gang became the standard after creator Bob Montana stopped drawing the strip - once did a "fan service" cartoon of a nude Betty and Veronica snuggling in the shower.I can't link it, but I'm sure a web trawl can find it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 12:46 PM (X6fMO)


Shower looks cold.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2016 01:32 PM (Z8fuk)

786 774 I don't think I'll listen to someone who has never been to a church describe what Christians are about.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 04, 2016 01:29 PM (659DL)

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Another non sequiter. I'm not telling you what Christians are about. I'm pointing out that the perception of Christians wanting to ban things is real for a reason. There are dry counties, are there not? And these counties are in ultra religious parts of the country. So it's very reasonable for someone to put 2 and 2 together and think "hmmm this guy is supported by people who want to ban alcohol, therefore if he wins, he will push to ban alcohol."

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:32 PM (0LHZx)

787 Did anyone bother to watch Barry blather at the prayer breakfast this morning?

Did he mention high horses and the Crusades?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 01:32 PM (FsuaD)

788 It ain't fucking conservatives who have an erection for banning shit. Wake the fuck up drooling imbeciles.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:31 PM (xWW96)

nice!

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 04, 2016 01:32 PM (oxcYa)

789 No, they're dry because politicians in those counties reflect the religious views of their constituents. It's not a coincidence that the dry counties are in the bible belt.



And they are going the way of blue laws.
It's all about the benjamins.
When the tax base suffers, and all that money flows to neighboring counties, county leaders have the choice to go wet, or stay dry and lose money.
And the residents get to vote their conscience.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 01:32 PM (VDCWC)

790 Also, making noisy public statements about intending to shoot burglars
can, in many jurisdictions, constitute a serious admission against
interest.


Hang a well shot up target in the window - all crotch shots.

Posted by: DaveA at February 04, 2016 01:32 PM (DL2i+)

791 There is a sizable chunk of mohammadans who would ban all of the above AND gay marriage and a woman's right to defend herself or to make a you tube video.

You're right back to your shit about so-cons. Christians haven't advanced any damn thing in over a decade.

AND we're at $19T and counting.
Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (326rv)

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You have some serious reading comprehension problems my friend. Plus at around 10 years old, you really should have stopped the "yeah but so and so also does bad things" defense.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo

Mini moo, you're as full of shit as you've ever been. There is no realistic chance of a Christian theocracy in this country. We've been steadily moving AWAY from it. You WANT to pretend that there is a plausible chance for something that MAY happen, even as there are ACTUAL attacks taking place in the exact opposite direction.

You made more sense when you tacked the todd akin thing on your nic, and you were a liar then.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:33 PM (326rv)

792 783 It ain't fucking conservatives who have an erection for banning shit. Wake the fuck up drooling imbeciles.
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:31 PM (xWW96)

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Aside from abortions, drugs, porn, prostitution and drinking on Sundays...yeah they don't want to ban much.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:33 PM (0LHZx)

793 Some people are just insulting assholes...It must come naturally to them?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 01:33 PM (mw8Dm)

794 Nothing wrong with it. But that's my point. There are Christians who would ban alcohol, porn, etc if they got power. So it's not crazy for people to fear that if Cruz, Palin, Huckster gained power they'd also try to ban those things.

Would Prezzie Ted waive a magic wand and ban porn? No of course not. But when he aligns himself with people that would, it's not an irrational fear to think President Cruz would support banning porn (or alcohol or strip clubs, or whatever).

That's all.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:26 PM (0LHZx)

Banning that stuff is an ideal, but we all know, except for a few that are, yes, hard core about it, that it isn't going to happen.

Those people are just part and parcel of the group. By no means do they constitute a majority, nor will they ever.

IMHO it is crazy to think Cruz, Palin etc. would do that arbitrarily. It would never fly.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 01:34 PM (3eoPa)

795 Ace is obviously busy, either the new playboy non-nude issue or the Batman parody porn from the morning thread.

I can understand. Politics is full of whiny little bitches today and watching the moving pictures is more fun.

Posted by: MTF at February 04, 2016 01:34 PM (TxJGV)

796 >> Team Ruff or Team Fluff

>> WHO WILL BE THE VICTOR!

My experience is that, cinematically, Team Fluff is the pre-game.

Posted by: zombie James Deen at February 04, 2016 01:34 PM (ml1PM)

797 So it's very reasonable for someone to put 2 and 2 together and think
"hmmm this guy is supported by people who want to ban alcohol, therefore
if he wins, he will push to ban alcohol."
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As much reason as folks who point to (possibly sockpuppet) nazis on twitter who 'support' Trump and claim Trump will push to gas the joooos.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 04, 2016 01:35 PM (ZbV+0)

798 It ain't fucking conservatives who have an erection for banning shit. Wake the fuck up drooling imbeciles.
Posted by: maddogg

I will yield in my efforts to the winner of the AoSHQ Miss Congeniality competition.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:35 PM (326rv)

799 Aside from abortions, drugs, porn, prostitution and drinking on Sundays...yeah they don't want to ban much.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:33 PM (0LHZx)

Nothing wrong with outlawing the murder of hundreds of thousands of little kids every year. That one I'm ok with.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 01:35 PM (3eoPa)

800 Mini moo, you're as full of shit as you've ever been. There is no realistic chance of a Christian theocracy in this country. We've been steadily moving AWAY from it. You WANT to pretend that there is a plausible chance for something that MAY happen, even as there are ACTUAL attacks taking place in the exact opposite direction.

You made more sense when you tacked the todd akin thing on your nic, and you were a liar then.
Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:33 PM (326rv)


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If religion won't influence policy, then why the fuck do the Ted Cruzes of the world constantly talk about God and Jesus on the campaign trail?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:35 PM (0LHZx)

801 Moo is just another variant of Seattle Slough, fucking tiny totalitarians all.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 04, 2016 01:35 PM (rwI+c)

802 Aside from abortions, drugs, porn, prostitution and drinking on Sundays...yeah they don't want to ban much.>>>

Wait is Hillary running on legalization of drugs and prostitution?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 04, 2016 01:36 PM (XtAzU)

803 this thread? Still?

There are dry counties, are there not?

I know something about dry counties, since half the state is dry. A lot of it is a protection racket for the country clubs, who are the only ones allowed to serve alcohol (although also sometimes chili's, tgif etc, also are allowed to sell alcohol).

Anyway, none of it prevents you from drinking, as many, many 'across the line' liquor stores can attest.

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 01:36 PM (lIU4e)

804 There are dry counties, are there not? And these counties are in ultra religious parts of the country.

So in your little world, breastfeeding leads to heroin addiction.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 01:36 PM (LUgeY)

805 Aside from abortions, drugs, porn, prostitution and drinking on Sundays...yeah they don't want to ban much.
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Yes, because banning murder is completely beyond the pale.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 04, 2016 01:37 PM (ZbV+0)

806 Moo is just another variant of Seattle Slough, fucking tiny totalitarians all.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 04, 2016 01:35 PM (rwI+c)

That's all.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:26 PM (0LHZx)

And incapable of keeping a promise.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 04, 2016 01:37 PM (oxcYa)

807 "Aside from abortions, drugs, porn, prostitution and drinking on Sundays...yeah they don't want to ban much."

But you have to admit they leave Big Gulps, incandescent bulbs, and plastic bags unbanned.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 04, 2016 01:37 PM (ml1PM)

808 Ace has The Riddler surrounded.

Posted by: garrett at February 04, 2016 01:37 PM (BHlIM)

809 drinking on Sundays

Also, nothing prevents you from drinking on sundays. You just have to be capable of remembering to buy beer the day before. Or go to a restaurant.

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 01:37 PM (lIU4e)

810 *shakes laptop to wake ace up*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 01:37 PM (FsuaD)

811 Hey moo Moo-there's a town in Southern Jersey that doesn't have any bars or serve booze in restaurants. Guess- what? for about 100 years people either go to the next town over to the bar or bring alcohol into the restaurant (which is allowed)t or take it to their hotels.

But no doubt, banning booze is the first thing on Cruz' agenda because nobody ever drinks at Princeton or Harvard where he went to school and God knows that all the christians in TX are tee totalers/sarc.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:38 PM (w4NZ8)

812 Demon Rum!!! Yeeeeeaaaaaarrrrrrrgggghh!!!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 04, 2016 01:38 PM (JO9+V)

813
Aside from abortions, drugs, porn, prostitution and drinking on Sundays...yeah they don't want to ban much.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo

And back in the real world where mini moo isn't richer than Trump, abortion clinics are funded and have fewer inspections or regs than nail salons, JEF wrote two memoirs braging about his drug use, porn is part of college activities, and prostitution is either loved or hated......by the secular left.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:38 PM (326rv)

814 Moo moo, you picked a good nic. And you are a liar as well.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:38 PM (xWW96)

815 This place has Old Thread Stank.

Posted by: logprof at February 04, 2016 01:38 PM (vsbNu)

816 I spent many years in a dry country, which actually still is by the will of the population, though interestingly the town itself was able to separate itself from the country on this matter and allows liquor sales.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 04, 2016 01:38 PM (rwI+c)

817 Ace has The Riddler surrounded.

Posted by: garrett at February 04, 2016 01:37 PM (BHlIM)

OK I laughed.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 04, 2016 01:38 PM (oxcYa)

818 This place has Old Thread Stank.

Posted by: logprof at February 04, 2016 01:38 PM (vsbNu)

Nah. It's Moo.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 04, 2016 01:39 PM (oxcYa)

819 Meanwhile the olde #6 dance in Gary IN

http://tinyurl.com/jmzw5wl

no big deal

Posted by: DaveA at February 04, 2016 01:39 PM (DL2i+)

820 Puppies never take football seriously. They are all over the place.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 04, 2016 01:39 PM (iQIUe)

821 Someone answer my question....if Christian politicians won't enact anything to do with religion, why do they talk about religion all the time while campaigning?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:40 PM (0LHZx)

822

Wow..... still here??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 01:40 PM (8XRCm)

823 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA

Well of course Holder is on team HRC. They go back quite awhile. Marc Rich is dead but his wifey Denise is still around.

Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2016 01:40 PM (oiNtH)

824 True Fact : Ewok have no word for snow, but 30 words for Morning Wood.

Posted by: garrett at February 04, 2016 01:41 PM (BHlIM)

825 Somebody either upthread, or prior thread, mentioned Obama and Christian symbols. On his visits to Christian organizations Obama's advance people had all Christian symbols covered. That included covering IHS which is a greek abbreviation for JESUS.
Scroll down and you see Obama under a banner that says ALLAH in Arabic. The 'no religion' policy seems a little inconsistent.
Tiny Url: http://tinyurl.com/hcr5kem

Posted by: Delurking Kuffar at February 04, 2016 01:41 PM (haWHk)

826 I guess the ewok's alarm is set for 2:00?

Posted by: Pajama Boy at February 04, 2016 01:41 PM (jJRIy)

827 811 Hey moo Moo-there's a town in Southern Jersey that doesn't have any bars or serve booze in restaurants. Guess- what? for about 100 years people either go to the next town over to the bar or bring alcohol into the restaurant (which is allowed)t or take it to their hotels.

But no doubt, banning booze is the first thing on Cruz' agenda because nobody ever drinks at Princeton or Harvard where he went to school and God knows that all the christians in TX are tee totalers/sarc.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:38 PM (w4NZ

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When Hillary wins a landslide, and people ask how the fuck did this happen again....I'll be here to remind you why. When you go all Jesus all the time in your campaign, you lose. Simple as that.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:42 PM (0LHZx)

828 Someone answer my question....if Christian politicians won't enact anything to do with religion, why do they talk about religion all the time while campaigning?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo

Well, since you demanded so nicely, fuck off.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:42 PM (326rv)

829 Someone answer my question....if Christian politicians won't enact anything to do with religion, why do they talk about religion all the time while campaigning?

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C'mon.... you know the answer to this.

Establishing rapport and an affinity for like minded people.

Politics 101.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 01:42 PM (8XRCm)

830 STFU Dunce. You're boring, in addition to being stupid and ill educated, with a unpleasant personal odor.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 04, 2016 01:42 PM (rwI+c)

831 801 Moo is just another variant of Seattle Slough, fucking tiny totalitarians all.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 04, 2016 01:35 PM (rwI+c)


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Mooboy is the type of person that would fully support the outlawing of any speech against abortion or "gay rights".

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 01:42 PM (Fmupd)

832 What this place needs is more cowbell.

Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 01:43 PM (ZllM+)

833 Moohead has no concept of personal values derived from religious belief. In fact, he has no concept.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:43 PM (xWW96)

834 Someone answer my question....if Christian politicians won't enact
anything to do with religion, why do they talk about religion all the
time while campaigning?>>>

Since both parties do it the reason must have to do with something other than banning shit. Oh I wonder what could that be.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 04, 2016 01:43 PM (XtAzU)

835 825 Somebody either upthread, or prior thread, mentioned Obama and Christian symbols. On his visits to Christian organizations Obama's advance people had all Christian symbols covered. That included covering IHS which is a greek abbreviation for JESUS.
Scroll down and you see Obama under a banner that says ALLAH in Arabic. The 'no religion' policy seems a little inconsistent.
Tiny Url: http://tinyurl.com/hcr5kem
Posted by: Delurking Kuffar at February 04, 2016 01:41 PM (haWHk)

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Difference is, everyone knows Obama doesn't give a fuck about religion and it's all for show. Ted Cruz on the other hand actually believes what he says about it.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:43 PM (0LHZx)

836 He will outlaw abortion.
He will outlaw Planned Parenthood.
He will force the Christian religion in schools.
He will start WWIII


I'm not seeing a downside here.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 04, 2016 01:43 PM (k+kmN)

837 Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 01:42 PM (8XRCm)

Aside from the fact that they don't talk about it all the time, but the media which coffee creamer follows makes it sound like they do.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:43 PM (w4NZ8)

838 >> I guess the ewok's alarm is set for 2:00?
>> Posted by: Pajama Boy at February 04, 2016 01:41 PM

And then he needs his hot chocolate and health insurance discussion.

We're 1K+ for sure.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 04, 2016 01:43 PM (ml1PM)

839 When Hillary wins a landslide, and people ask how the fuck did this happen again....I'll be here to remind you why. When you go all Jesus all the time in your campaign, you lose. Simple as that.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo

Cause Romney, McCain and Dole did exactly that.

From the genius that is mini moo, the day after JEF ran his mouth about mohammadism.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:44 PM (326rv)

840 829 Someone answer my question....if Christian politicians won't enact anything to do with religion, why do they talk about religion all the time while campaigning?

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C'mon.... you know the answer to this.

Establishing rapport and an affinity for like minded people.

Politics 101.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 01:42 PM (8XRCm)

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Fine. But then don't be shocked when people who find religion offensive run away from the candidate. That's what I'm trying to say. But of course that is interpreted as me saying all Christians are icky people.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:44 PM (0LHZx)

841 I can't imagine a better expression of the peaceful spirit of Islam than when a Muslim father, filled with fear, drew from the example of a Baptist preacher and a Jewish rabbi to teach his children what G*d demands.

TFG

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 01:44 PM (fWAjv)

842 Is this the gun thread?

Posted by: tu3031 at February 04, 2016 01:45 PM (YFFpo)

843 So if we get to 1000 comments, I'll have to declare this thread 'uuuge' and apply for federal aid.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 04, 2016 01:45 PM (k+kmN)

844 There were are plenty of mornings in my youth I would have pulled the lever for any politician that promised to ban all alcohol, forever.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 04, 2016 01:45 PM (1BQGO)

845 Difference is, everyone knows that all generalizations are ALWAYS wrong.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:45 PM (326rv)

846 the media which coffee creamer follows makes it sound like they do.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:43 PM


Now all I can picture is Bertie Wooster chasing after a cow creamer.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 04, 2016 01:46 PM (bzd8I)

847 the town itself was able to separate itself from the country on this matter and allows liquor sales.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 04, 2016 01:38 PM (rwI+c)


I forgot if you are an Arkansas person but we have a lot of weird rules like that.

My little neighborhood was dry until about a year or two ago...apparently people feared adding a liquor store would bring in a bad crowd? This in the middle of a non-dry city in a non-dry county. Finally overturned because they want to bring in fru fru restaurants and be artsy and they think that won't happen if alcohol is banned.

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 01:46 PM (lIU4e)

848 Eat moar chikin!

Posted by: Moo-Moo at February 04, 2016 01:46 PM (u5gzz)

849 Someone has a "thing" about Christians.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 01:46 PM (FsuaD)

850 Those people who find Christians offensive, best have assholes hungry for E-slammic dick. Are you greased up moo moo?

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:46 PM (xWW96)

851 Then again I could be wrong. After all Senator Akin went full religion and he won easily. My bad.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:46 PM (0LHZx)

852 But of course that is interpreted as me saying all Christians are icky people.

It's more that you're just universally disliked here. Yet you remain.

Sad really. Wait, did I say sad? I meant humorous.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 04, 2016 01:46 PM (rwI+c)

853 I know something about dry counties too, being raised in Alabama.

Here's what I saw: State Alcohol Beverage Control agents, cops basically, would park in our parking lot across the street from the state-run liquor store and watch it through binoculars. When they saw a car go into the dry county which was just a few feet away, they'd track down the car, arrest the driver, confiscate the booze and take it right back to the state-run liquor store.

Also, every joke you've ever heard about the sheriff's or preacher's brother-in-law being the county bootlegger is true. Which is why every time there was a wet/dry referendum in the dry counties, sheriff's and preachers would come out against it.

And also, the dry counties receive liquor tax monies.

It's a business. Religion has nothing to do with it anymore.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 04, 2016 01:47 PM (LUgeY)

854 Now all I can picture is Bertie Wooster chasing after a cow creamer.

Why Bertie Wooster? but I like the image; I really do. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:47 PM (w4NZ8)

855
There are also dry townships in Blue state Pennsylvania.

Moo moo: wear the dunce cap.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 04, 2016 01:47 PM (RcpcZ)

856 I know many people of the Christian faith who don't drink but would never want to impose their reasons on someone else. They are loving, kind and don't "preach" to others on how they should live.

Assuredly there are a percentage of scolds out there who believe my way or the highway but I believe that number to be very small.

Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2016 01:47 PM (oiNtH)

857 Someone answer my question....if Christian politicians won't enact anything to do with religion, why do they talk about religion all the time while campaigning?



Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:40 PM (0LHZx)

I don't think they do it "all the time." But even if they do, it's because it's part of who they are and how they got to where they are.

Christians should be willing to talk about their faith, and most are. Nobody complains when a politician goes on and on about other stuff, like being descendants of immigrants or some shit like that.

Just like talking about how someone grew up poor, or had a lousy home life, or had to take 9th grade 3 times, or whatever.

There's also nothing wrong with trying to persuade people that there's a better alternative to what's going on today. Presidents always do some kind of persuading, or attempt to. A Christian President should be able to do the same.

But to think Cruz, myself, or someone similar would just start issuing executive orders banning shit, well that's just, for lack of a better word, pretty far out there. Extreme.

Cliff notes version.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 01:47 PM (3eoPa)

858 I spent many years in a dry country, which actually still is by the will of the population, though interestingly the town itself was able to separate itself from the country on this matter and allows liquor sales.



My county is wet. County to the east is wet. City on the border was dry. Finally gave in when they did a study on just how many benjamins they were losing to the city to their east and to my city.
Package sales AND restaurants.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 01:47 PM (VDCWC)

859 No Senator Akin went full crazy- not full religion. If you think that's Cruz you are mistaken.

Posted by: Myself at February 04, 2016 01:48 PM (5wiU6)

860 Hillary quote from the NYT
"If you had to name one book that made you who you are today, what would it be?At
the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the
biggest influence on my thinking. I was raised reading it, memorizing
passages from it and being guided by it. I still find it a source of
wisdom, comfort and encouragement."

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 04, 2016 01:48 PM (XtAzU)

861 Then again I could be wrong. After all Senator Akin went full religion and he won easily. My bad.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo

Your lie.

Akin was the weakest candidate, he was not the party's choice, and MO voters went for Romney and voted against akin. Who gave incoherent answers which went viral.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:48 PM (326rv)

862 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:40 PM (0LHZx)
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Because its a stupid question. Cruz says the Constitution rules, and these are all state questions under the Constitution, so he won't have an opinion.

Next.

Posted by: MTF at February 04, 2016 01:48 PM (TxJGV)

863 If you think that's Cruz you are mistaken.

Palin Steele wrong?!? Shocker.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 04, 2016 01:48 PM (rwI+c)

864 what is it in the diet of bats

bugz or fruitz of course

Posted by: DaveA at February 04, 2016 01:49 PM (DL2i+)

865 It is actually the other way around. Look at how abortion proponents, no borders crowd, gay marriage advocates, trans-gender activists, etc. try to push their ideologies on the rest of America and will call you the most vile names if you happen to disagree.

Don't worry about dry counties.

Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2016 01:49 PM (oiNtH)

866 Christians should be willing to talk about their faith, and most are. Nobody complains when a politician goes on and on about other stuff, like being descendants of immigrants or some shit like that.

Just like talking about how someone grew up poor, or had a lousy home life, or had to take 9th grade 3 times, or whatever.

There's also nothing wrong with trying to persuade people that there's a better alternative to what's going on today. Presidents always do some kind of persuading, or attempt to. A Christian President should be able to do the same.

But to think Cruz, myself, or someone similar would just start issuing executive orders banning shit, well that's just, for lack of a better word, pretty far out there. Extreme.

Cliff notes version.
Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 01:47 PM (3eoPa)

_____

Yes. But I don't think there's anyone out there trying to convert people to being a son of an immigrant or repeating 9th grade 3 times However there are millions of people out there trying to convert people to their religion.

Defend it all you want, it's a losing proposition. Despite what many here think/hope, this country is a secular country by and large. And talking Jesus is a turn off to the majority of people.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:50 PM (0LHZx)

867 What of the Diet of Worms?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 04, 2016 01:50 PM (rwI+c)

868 >> Akin was the weakest candidate, he was not the party's choice

Didn't what's-her-name put both fingers on the scale to get him as her opponent?

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 04, 2016 01:50 PM (ml1PM)

869 860
Hillary quote from the NYT
"If you had to name one book that made you who you are today, what would it be?At

the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the

biggest influence on my thinking. I was raised reading it, memorizing

passages from it and being guided by it. I still find it a source of

wisdom, comfort and encouragement."



I...just...nevermind.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 01:50 PM (FsuaD)

870 When you go all Jesus all the time in your campaign, you lose. Simple as that.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:42 PM (0LHZx)

That's not what's happening, but the media whores make it look that way. On purpose.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 01:51 PM (3eoPa)

871 Moo moo is a concern troll, nothing more.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:51 PM (xWW96)

872 867 What of the Diet of Worms?
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 04, 2016 01:50 PM (rwI+c)

It's what you eat when nobody loves you and everybody hates you.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 04, 2016 01:51 PM (kpqmD)

873 And talking Jesus is a turn off to the majority of people.

All right-thinking people, I guess.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 04, 2016 01:51 PM (rwI+c)

874 It ain't fucking conservatives who have an erection for banning shit. Wake the fuck up drooling imbeciles.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:31 PM (xWW96)
_______And it ain't conservatives who are making medical records public fodder either.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 04, 2016 01:51 PM (MIKMs)

875 Why Bertie Wooster? but I like the image; I really do. :^)


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:47 PM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA4kTykC3WQ

This is why I received a white ceramic cow creamer as a gag gift one year. I have yet to photograph it on my car.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 04, 2016 01:51 PM (bzd8I)

876 Hillary quote from the NYT
"If you had to name one book that made you who you are today, what would it be?At

the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the

biggest influence on my thinking. I was raised reading it, memorizing

passages from it and being guided by it. I still find it a source of

wisdom, comfort and encouragement."

And what if Cruz said this?

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 01:51 PM (3eoPa)

877 Talking his religion certainly didn't hinder Obama getting elected.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:51 PM (w4NZ8)

878 Oh, great! Now Luxembourg is trying to horn in to our asteroid mining business opportunities. That'll ruin everything. We're really screwed now!

Posted by: goon at February 04, 2016 01:52 PM (gy5kE)

879 Despite what many here think/hope, this country is a secular country by and large.

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While people are moving away form religion..... 70% of Americans believe in a deity.

Hardly secular.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 01:52 PM (8XRCm)

880 I'm not telling you what Christians are about. I'm pointing out that the perception of Christians wanting to ban things is real for a reason.

Everyone get that?

OK, then.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 04, 2016 01:52 PM (659DL)

881 >> What of the Diet of Worms?

Yah. Everyone admires the early bird. No one ever considers me.

Posted by: The Early Worm at February 04, 2016 01:52 PM (ml1PM)

882 the state-run liquor store

I hated those in Virginia because you could pretty much only buy the alcohol there, and not the mixers or whatever you wanted to have with it. Two trips. Much easier to buy in dc and take home...On the plus side, the wine selection in the grocery store was awesome.

Louisiana (speaking of the south : ) is the best because they have a full on liquor store in every grocery store.

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 01:52 PM (lIU4e)

883 859 No Senator Akin went full crazy- not full religion. If you think that's Cruz you are mistaken.
Posted by: Myself at February 04, 2016 01:48 PM (5wiU6)

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I'm not saying Cruz = Akin. I'm saying that is the perception out there. For people who don't follow politics 24/7 what they know is

1. Akin = crazy religious nut
2. Cruz = guy who talks about Jesus a lot

Therefore

Cruz = crazy religious nut.

You can scream up and down how this is wrong, but as the saying goes, perception is reality.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:52 PM (0LHZx)

884 "However there are millions of people out there trying to convert people to their religion. "

Would that be Islam or Christianity?

Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 01:52 PM (ZllM+)

885 Oh, great! Now Luxembourg is trying to horn in to our asteroid mining business opportunities. That'll ruin everything. We're really screwed now!

Laugh it up.

Venice used to be a world power.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 04, 2016 01:53 PM (659DL)

886 I'm saying that is the perception out there.

No, it's not.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can likewise assert shit at February 04, 2016 01:53 PM (rwI+c)

887 872
867 What of the Diet of Worms?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 04, 2016 01:50 PM (rwI+c)



It's what you eat when nobody loves you and everybody hates you.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 04, 2016 01:51 PM (kpqmD)

lol....i'm dyin' here.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 04, 2016 01:53 PM (0O7c5)

888 Jeebus. Where is ace?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 01:53 PM (FsuaD)

889 Akin = crazy religious nut/demonstrably stupid

FTFY

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (659DL)

890 You can scream up and down how this is wrong, but as the saying goes, perception is reality.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:52 PM (0LHZx)

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And our perception of you is.......

Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (8XRCm)

891 Yep; Tiny coffee creamer is a concern troll. He's good for batting around for a laugh, but that's all.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (w4NZ8)

892 768
What I like about Trump ...

1. He's not a lawyer he just hires hundreds of them
2. He made his money in the private sector.the old fashion way, he inherited it
3.
He's a real estate developer. He has spent his professional life
dealing with local, state, and federal bureaucrats, lawyers, and unions. getting them to give him sweet heart condemnations and cheap bond money
4. He's not a professional politician - he's a capitalist a land owning monopolist.


Posted by: mrp at February 04, 2016 01:27 PM (JBggj)

FIFY

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (jJRIy)

893 Ok then. You bunch o' nutty ass bints.



Feminists in Sweden have launched a new campaign against men that wants to protect women from being raped


http://tinyurl.com/jrrbrmg


So, no doubt you have all heard about taHarrush by now, the Islamo-Arabic rape game. You might also have heard about the backlash against the people engaging in this behavior in Stockholm, where 200 men put their viking-genes to use by physically attacking these 'refugees'.

What you probably have NOT heard about however, (or find hard to believe) is the feminist outcry (surprise surprise!) against these noble berserkers. Indeed, the rage was so great, they created the hashtag #inteerkvinna (translated as #notyourwoman) where they spewed their hatred over racism, fascism, white men and many other things that can be loosely tied to the events with some cognitive dissonance. In short, they made a collective tantrum on social media over the fact that white European men are standing up to the rape-fugees.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (fWAjv)

894 Diet worms? So what, you just eat the worms and they make you skinny, or what?

Posted by: goon at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (gy5kE)

895 Somebody either upthread, or prior thread, mentioned Obama and Christian symbols. On his visits to Christian organizations Obama's advance people had all Christian symbols covered


Even Pope Frankie does this now . . . hides his crucifix and crosses during his meetings with muzzies so as not to offend

Posted by: McCool at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (nCSwS)

896 Kasich went full "Mailman's Son" and look where that has got him. Good thing he won't win, otherwise we would all be forced to become mailmen and learn how to do hand karate.

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (rOd/Z)

897
Defend it all you want, it's a losing proposition. Despite what many here think/hope, this country is a secular country by and large. And talking Jesus is a turn off to the majority of people.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo

This asshole is pretending that we're one bible burning away from electoral success. He's no different from the vermin who lie and say the reason they won't vote Stupid party is "the theocracy".

The closest thing left to a Christian theocracy are some nations in Latin America; from which the left wants unfettered immigration.

The only REAL theocracies are mohammadan and are in the ME and Asia. From which the left wants unfettered immigration AND banning drawing pictures.

But mini moo would rather perpetuate the lie.

Not unlike the experiement where the monkey clung to the dummy covered in fur that had nothing, rather than change to the dumy made of cold iron, but which had nourishment. He'll cling to his precious lie.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (326rv)

898 AOSHQ trivia: Moo Moo has seen Footloose more than 200 times.

Posted by: irright at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM (zxnPQ)

899 Christians try to convert by talking about salvation and everlasting life. Muslims convert with a sword. Yet the anti-Christians (like foo foo) love them some religion of peace.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM (xWW96)

900 While people are moving away form religion..... 70% of Americans believe in a deity.

Hardly secular.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 01:52 PM (8XRCm)

_____

From Gallup:

"The share of Americans who say they are absolutely certain God exists has dropped more sharply, from 71% in 2007 to 63% in 2014. And the percentages who say they pray every day, attend religious services regularly and consider religion to be very important in their lives also have ticked down by small but statistically significant margins."

Give it 10 years and that number is well under 50%

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM (0LHZx)

901 Defend it all you want, it's a losing proposition. Despite what many here think/hope, this country is a secular country by and large. And talking Jesus is a turn off to the majority of people.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:50 PM (0LHZx)


Bullshit. Bush was openly religious and won. Romney and McCain didn't really talk about their religion and lost. (and Romney is sort of a special because, sorry Mormons, a lot of Christians don't see that as quite the same thing)

Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM (lIU4e)

902 Yes. But I don't think there's anyone out there trying to convert people to being a son of an immigrant or repeating 9th grade 3 times However there are millions of people out there trying to convert people to their religion.

Defend it all you want, it's a losing proposition. Despite what many here think/hope, this country is a secular country by and large. And talking Jesus is a turn off to the majority of people.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:50 PM (0LHZx)

Yes there are, and always will be. It's part of the calling. But to imply therefore that Cruz is while campaigning is, well, dishonest and deceptive.

Not saying that's you, but it does apply to the media scum. And if it's a turnoff, so be it.

"He who recognizes Me before men, him will I recognize before the Father. Him who does not recognize Me before men, neither will I recognize him before the Father."

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM (3eoPa)

903 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 04, 2016 01:51 PM (bzd8I)

Thanks; I will save it to look at later. Jeeves and Wooster always made me laugh-the stories and the series, but I am not familiar with cow coffee creamers..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM (w4NZ8)

904 Gabe's sideline on the 4th Circuits decision deserves it's own blog entry.

And the NY AG filed and amicus- hah!

Posted by: Marcus T at February 04, 2016 01:56 PM (GGCsk)

905 >>There are also dry townships in Blue state Pennsylvania.

In Massachusetts there are a whole series of laws that fall under the category of Blue Laws and they affect the entire state. Of course, Mass is a well known right wing religious cuckoo house.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2016 01:56 PM (/tuJf)

906 In short, they made a collective tantrum on social media over the fact that white European men are standing up to the rape-fugees.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (fWAjv)


Dear sweet SMOD. This planet doesn't deserve to exist.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 01:56 PM (FsuaD)

907 899 Christians try to convert by talking about salvation and everlasting life. Muslims convert with a sword. Yet the anti-Christians (like foo foo) love them some religion of peace.
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM (xWW96)

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Yes of course. If I don't like Christianity it means I love Islam.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:56 PM (0LHZx)

908 Give it 10 years and that number is well under 50%

Then hang in there, Dickweed. You'll get the world you wanted.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can likewise assert shit at February 04, 2016 01:56 PM (rwI+c)

909 Give it 10 years and that number is well under 50%
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM (0LHZx)

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So.... you admit...

Secularism is in the minority today.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 01:57 PM (8XRCm)

910 904 Gabe's sideline on the 4th Circuits decision deserves it's own blog entry.

And the NY AG filed and amicus- hah!
Posted by: Marcus T at February 04, 2016 01:56 PM (GGCsk)

Don't get my hopes up here in MD. We'll get screwed somehow.

Posted by: Timon at February 04, 2016 01:57 PM (KSonr)

911 Secularism is in the minority today.

Shh. He's rolling.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can likewise assert shit at February 04, 2016 01:57 PM (rwI+c)

912 Bullshit. Bush was openly religious and won.
Posted by: Lea at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM (lIU4e)

_____

2000 and 2004 is ancient history.

See the gallup numbers I posed above. Religion is in free fall in America.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:57 PM (0LHZx)

913 "Senator Akin went full religion and he won easily. My bad."

and Huckabee stuck with him to the end. Rev. Huckabee is about his own brand, imo. If McCaskill and Huck' had not backed Akin (who got less than 40%) then we probably get Palin's female candidate, and win the Senate seat.


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 01:57 PM (5Gpe2)

914 Oklahoma was a dry state until the 60's. Then it was "bring your own booze" in restaurants and bars until the 80's. If people wanted to drink, they adapted. There were never any laws against drinking (except the DUI ones).

Mooboy is so full of darkness and shit. But mostly shit.

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 01:58 PM (Fmupd)

915 Moo is our site gimp.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can likewise assert shit at February 04, 2016 01:58 PM (rwI+c)

916 So 'racist' is worse than rape.

Got it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 01:58 PM (fWAjv)

917 Moo

I didn't see the clip where Cruz said (as Akin did) that you can't get pregnant from rape, because the body has natural secretions which prevent that, & therefore no rape exception is needed for a total abortion ban.

Could you post that clip, or something Cruz said that was equally offensive?

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 01:58 PM (EXkrA)

918 Religious is worse than rape.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can likewise assert shit at February 04, 2016 01:58 PM (rwI+c)

919 2000 and 2004 is ancient history.


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Well no fucking wonder..... like Dude.

Moo Moo is Tommy Vietor.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 01:58 PM (8XRCm)

920 I've gone off, had a nice lunch of scrambled egg quesadillas, come back, and it's still this thread?

And... and... it smells like someone knocked the barrel over and the sludge in the bottom spread everywhere.

Posted by: mindful webworker - eww at February 04, 2016 01:59 PM (LImvu)

921 >>>>
I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.
---
And thank God there are!


Posted by: dude who owns the Binny's just across the county line at February 04, 2016 01:24 PM (ZbV+0)
....When Scott County Kentucky went wet four years ago the liquor store right on the Fayette/Scott county line lasted almost two of those years before he packed it in.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 04, 2016 01:59 PM (iONHu)

922 You can scream up and down how this is wrong, but as the saying goes, perception is reality.




Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:52 PM (0LHZ


You are wrong that that is the perception.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 04, 2016 01:59 PM (NPofj)

923 Step away for a little bit, and I see Moo has graced us with his presence today.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 01:59 PM (gmeXX)

924 While people are moving away form religion..... 70% of Americans believe in a deity.




Do the wood fairies count?

(Ok horde, T-ball is set up)

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 01:59 PM (VDCWC)

925 No matter who wis,we lose.The bureacracy must be destroyed.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/225775/

Posted by: steevy at February 04, 2016 01:59 PM (8HTq1)

926 Yes of course. If I don't like Christianity it means I love Islam.

No, it's just that you equate 150 million people in the U.S. with Torquemada.

The Onion had you pegged...

http://tinyurl.com/h3kdj2b

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 04, 2016 01:59 PM (659DL)

927 >><Don't get my hopes up here in MD. We'll get screwed somehow.
Posted by: Timon at February 04, 2016 01:57 PM (KSonr)<

Well it looks like they can't outright ban a certain weapon at will. That's good.

But there is no legal sense yet as to whether they can make you register- like they do in NY.

Didn't MD make you register before the ban?

Posted by: Marcus T at February 04, 2016 01:59 PM (GGCsk)

928 But you have to admit they leave Big Gulps, incandescent bulbs, and plastic bags unbanned.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 04, 2016 01:37 PM (ml1PM)





Or guns or salt or sugar or having the First Wookie setting what's available for school lunches. But yeah Moo Moo should worry about religious people taking away our rights.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 02:00 PM (493sH)

929 moo moo must be Obama's sock puppet. Has to be.

*flips bird to Barry*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 02:01 PM (FsuaD)

930 Moo is our site gimp.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can likewise assert shit at February 04, 2016 01:58 PM (rwI+c)

He's just helping us get to 1,000.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 02:01 PM (3eoPa)

931 894
Diet worms? So what, you just eat the worms and they make you skinny, or what?

Posted by: goon at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (gy5kE)


Old wives tale. Eat tape worms, they eat your food in you intestines and then you kill tape worms before the kills you. Doesn't work

http://tinyurl.com/6c5zfmj

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 04, 2016 02:01 PM (jJRIy)

932
Or guns or salt or sugar or having the First Wookie setting what's available for school lunches. But yeah Moo Moo should worry about religious people taking away our rights.
Posted by: TheQuietMan

He said "reasonable worry". And what better judge of being reasonable than ..........could not do it.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:01 PM (326rv)

933 While people are moving away form religion..... 70% of Americans believe in a deity.




Do the wood fairies count?

(Ok horde, T-ball is set up)
Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 01:59 PM (VDCWC)

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Well if you count Gaia ...... it gotta be over 100%

Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 02:02 PM (8XRCm)

934 Kind of funny that we are having this argument on the day of the annual National Prayer Breakfast where Obama gave a speech that made him sound like a Baptist minister.

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

935 Even Pope Frankie does this now . . . hides his crucifix and crosses during his meetings with muzzies so as not to offend

Posted by: McCool at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (nCSwS)
===========================================

Just like Peter the Apostle did. Frank seems to have mis-placed his rock.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:02 PM (dFi94)

936 But there is no legal sense yet as to whether they can make you register- like they do in NY.

Didn't MD make you register before the ban?
Posted by: Marcus T at February 04, 2016 01:59 PM (GGCsk)
Not sure. Didn't have the money right before so I didn't get an AR. I've got it now but they are banned. All the other guns lost in the Great Canoe Accident of 2012. Tragic...

Posted by: Timon at February 04, 2016 02:02 PM (KSonr)

937 C-Fu: The Tofu Made Of 100 Percent Mealworm Protein

Fry it up with some sesame oil and ginger

The product is called c-fu, which combines the Chinese word for curd - to-fu in Chinese means bean curd, with the letter C because the original c-fu was made with cricket proteins. However, in the spirit of improvement, the team later found that mealworm-fu is tastier than cricket-fu.

Srsly!

preview.tinyurl.com/loy6oph

Posted by: and tastes good, too. at February 04, 2016 02:02 PM (IQI2h)

938 Christians try to convert by talking about salvation
and everlasting life. Muslims convert with a sword. Yet the
anti-Christians (like foo foo) love them some religion of peace.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM (xWW96)

Christian Martyr = one willing to die while being persecuted for HIS Faith.
islamic martyr = one willing to kill himself if he can do so while killing you for YOUR Faith!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 04, 2016 02:03 PM (wYnyS)

939 JFTR, I don't recall tiny coffee creamer ever talking about Islam wanting to establish Sharia including those muslims in the US, but he goes on and on about evil Christians.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 02:03 PM (w4NZ8)

940
898 AOSHQ trivia: Moo Moo has seen Footloose more than 200 times.
Posted by: irright at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM (zxnPQ)


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


He has all the Glee episodes on his computer and has all of them memorized word for word, song for song. He knows all the dance steps too.

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 02:03 PM (Fmupd)

941 . In short, they made a collective tantrum on social media over the fact that white European men are standing up to the rape-fugees.



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Things are going to get much, much, worse before they get better.

Posted by: joe at February 04, 2016 02:03 PM (KUaJL)

942 The closest thing left to a Christian theocracy are some nations in Latin America; from which the left wants unfettered immigration.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (326rv)

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Which countries would that be?

(Vatican City is marginally theocratic.)

Posted by: RioBravo at February 04, 2016 02:03 PM (NUqwG)

943 So, according to mini moo, sage for the age, religious icky stuff (Christians only) is in free fall. And his buddy todd akin was vanquished.

This explains the shitshow that is fiscal sanity in DC.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:03 PM (326rv)

944 Kind of funny that we are having this argument on
the day of the annual National Prayer Breakfast where Obama gave a
speech that made him sound like a Baptist minister.

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

Could not pay me enough money to listen to that.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:03 PM (dFi94)

945 The Lefts pantheon of gods includes abortion and the planet itself.They even sell indulgences.

Posted by: steevy at February 04, 2016 02:04 PM (8HTq1)

946 The product is called c-fu, which combines the Chinese word for curd - to-fu



Try T-Fu. It rhymes!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 02:04 PM (VDCWC)

947 What you probably have NOT heard about however, (or find hard to believe) is the feminist outcry (surprise surprise!) against these noble berserkers. Indeed, the rage was so great, they created the hashtag #inteerkvinna (translated as #notyourwoman) where they spewed their hatred over racism, fascism, white men and many other things that can be loosely tied to the events with some cognitive dissonance. In short, they made a collective tantrum on social media over the fact that white European men are standing up to the rape-fugees.


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 01:54 PM (fWAjv)




Like that idiot broad who had the sign that she preferred rapists to racists. There is just no fixing stupid.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 02:04 PM (493sH)

948 I have to get ready for my dead end job. Back later.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 02:05 PM (3eoPa)

949 Yeah, that Barack is a flexible speaker, agile almost. One day he's an Imam and the next he's Dr. King. What a guy.

Posted by: goon at February 04, 2016 02:05 PM (gy5kE)

950 Could not pay me enough money to listen to that.
Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:03 PM (dFi94)

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To be fair... he actually gave a half decent speech.

It was all bullshit..... but sounded good. But.... isnt that the story of Barrack Obama anyway??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 02:05 PM (8XRCm)

951 We're almost to 1,000!

*shakes laptop again to try to wake ace*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 02:05 PM (FsuaD)

952 next time someone tells you about all things European countries have that the US doesn't, ask why we don't have an official state Church. No one says you must belong to C of E to vote or hold office or collect welfare.

Posted by: Satan of Berlin, Vt at February 04, 2016 02:05 PM (qSIlh)

953 Which countries would that be?

(Vatican City is marginally theocratic.)
Posted by: RioBravo

I think that some of them are still officially Catholic nations. Despite their governments being religious in the other extreme (some sort of socialism). Argentina being one. But no real theocracies, not any more.

The Papal States would be the only official Christian one I know of.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:06 PM (326rv)

954
So, meet this rocket scientist.



http://tinyurl.com/ztl6bq6

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 04, 2016 02:06 PM (jJRIy)

955 Religious is worse than rape.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can likewise assert shit at February 04, 2016 01:58 PM (rwI+c)


Cause atheism is working out soooooo very well to stand in the gap against Islam in Europe.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 04, 2016 02:06 PM (NPofj)

956 There are also dry townships in Blue state Pennsylvania.

Hey, does anybody else here remember when Blue state Pennsylvania used to be Red state Pennsylvania? And reliably so? It wasn't that long ago.

Those were the days.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 04, 2016 02:06 PM (k+kmN)

957 re 951: Ace is probably trying to do an entry about Obama this morning without cursing every tenth word.

Posted by: Satan of Berlin, Vt at February 04, 2016 02:06 PM (qSIlh)

958 RE; Akin, McCaskill & the 2012 MO Senate race

The best GOP nominee would have been John Brunner, not "that other woman," I.e., Sarah Steelman.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 02:07 PM (EXkrA)

959 All that's missing from the painting is a mob of migrant nancy boys running amok in the streets in their tight jeans and attacking the women.

Posted by: pj at February 04, 2016 02:07 PM (cHuNI)

960 Then again I could be wrong. After all Senator Akin went full religion and he won easily. My bad.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:46 PM (0LHZx)

Look, Scrooge McDuck, there is nothing biblical in Akin's statement that rape victims are somehow immune to impregnation.

Should also be pointed out that Akin's victory in the Missouri GOP primary was the direct result of Democrat machinations: Dem crossover voters voted for Akin, ensuring McCaskill would face the weakest Republican candidate.

You're allowing your animus against religion to distort your reason.

Posted by: Not Glenn Greenwald, I Swear at February 04, 2016 02:07 PM (UWlp+)

961 AOSHQ trivia: Moo Moo has seen Footloose more than 200 times.

--
Funny that this should come up, but in a moment of boredom, bought the dvd not knowing what it was about. Got to the part where the preacher was doing his morals rant and turned it off. I wanted to see the dancing. I thought there was going to be dancing.

The only reason I bought the thing was I paired it with Flashdance to get free shipping.


Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 02:07 PM (ZllM+)

962 Off Glenn Greewald sock.

Posted by: troyriser at February 04, 2016 02:07 PM (UWlp+)

963 It's 2pm. Do you know where your vodka is?

Posted by: goon at February 04, 2016 02:07 PM (gy5kE)

964
Aside from abortions, drugs, porn, prostitution and drinking on Sundays...yeah they don't want to ban much.

Just forget it. You can't argue with someone who thinks The Handmaid's Tale was a documentary.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 02:08 PM (X6fMO)

965 Religious is worse than rape.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can likewise assert shit at February 04, 2016 01:58 PM (rwI+c)


Cause atheism is working out soooooo very well to stand in the gap against Islam in Europe.
Posted by: redbanzai

My favorite is the Mayor of Calais treating migrants like sea gulls; "stop feeding them!!"

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:08 PM (326rv)

966 by the way, it has occurred to me that maybe the problem with the painting was that the artist couldn't find his glasses and had to squint.

Posted by: Satan of Berlin, Vt at February 04, 2016 02:08 PM (qSIlh)

967 So, meet this rocket scientist.
http://tinyurl.com/ztl6bq6
Posted by: Nip Sip at February 04, 2016 02:06 PM (jJRIy)


Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, is there any social media that *isn't* turning into a complete sewer?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 04, 2016 02:08 PM (k+kmN)

968 I would actually like to ban abortion and prostitution.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 02:09 PM (gmeXX)

969 Yeah but come on, there is some truth to that. There is a sizable chunk of religious people who would ban porn and alcohol and strip clubs if they could. I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:21 PM (0LHZx)

yes, there certainly are, but they don't always vote that way. I said here how surprised I was that prominent Southern Baptists were endorsing a candidate who'd been married three times, bragged about banging married women and owned casinos
and and strip clubs. This whle thing has been a learning experience.

I live in the Catholic half of TX so I don't have to worry about dry countries like the Baptist part does.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2016 02:09 PM (CoX6k)

970 My favorite is the Mayor of Calais treating migrants like sea gulls; "stop feeding them!!"


Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:08 PM (326rv)



Oh I'd feed them. Feed them lead

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 02:09 PM (493sH)

971 You're allowing your animus against religion to distort your reason.

Boy are you off base. he has nothing to distort.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:09 PM (326rv)

972 Funny that this should come up, but in a moment of boredom, bought the dvd not knowing what it was about. Got to the part where the preacher was doing his morals rant and turned it off. I wanted to see the dancing. I thought there was going to be dancing.

The only reason I bought the thing was I paired it with Flashdance to get free shipping.

Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 02:07 PM (ZllM+)

Glee club is for kids who couldn't get cast in the mainstage musical.

*jazz hands + jazz square*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:09 PM (xuouz)

973 everyone is jockeying to the line, trying to be 1000.

post 1000 sets of the Ace alarm.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 02:10 PM (5Gpe2)

974 To be fair... he actually gave a half decent speech.



It was all bullshit..... but sounded good.
================================


That's why I can't bear to listen. Attempting to bamboozle the crowd with words typed up for you to say that sound quasi-religious. Some poor aide probable got the task of doing word searches through a concordance and mashing it together into a lump of Christian-ness. The only thing worse than an unGodly man is an unGodly man posing as a Godly man.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:10 PM (dFi94)

975 Winter Evening at Söder, Stockholm



Needz moar migrant rapists.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at February 04, 2016 02:10 PM (4df7R)

976 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 04, 2016 01:51 PM (bzd8I)



Thanks; I will save it to look at later. Jeeves and Wooster always
made me laugh-the stories and the series, but I am not familiar with cow
coffee creamers..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM


Enjoy.

Heil Spode!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 04, 2016 02:10 PM (bzd8I)

977 I am not trying to be.......1000

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:10 PM (326rv)

978 crap

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:11 PM (326rv)

979 And
talking Jesus is a turn off to the majority of people




What about Touchdown Jesus?

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 04, 2016 02:11 PM (JO9+V)

980 I just want to be 980.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2016 02:11 PM (/tuJf)

981 1000!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 02:11 PM (FsuaD)

982

MORE OF THIS, PLEASE: Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) have an oped in NRO, "A Stronger Congress, a Healthier Republic."

head over to

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/

to read this.

It points to NRO, but much is over at Insty's. Plus his commentary is always good.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 04, 2016 02:11 PM (qCMvj)

983 Nailed it.

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

984 Who will be the lucky 1000th poster. Wins an aluminum membership.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (kTF2Z)

985 I just want to be 980.
Posted by: JackStraw

showoff

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (326rv)

986 Speaking of shitty ways to die: catching fire THEN getting sucked out of the plane.

It's on yahoo, which for some reason I can't link in my nic.

Why is that?

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (3eoPa)

987 Cause atheism is working out soooooo very well to stand in the gap against Islam in Europe.
Posted by: redbanzai

You have to stand for something. You can't just be against things or you won't convince anyone and you won't have any real soul in what you do yourself.

After being against Obama and mainstream culture for so long, I'm trying to figure out what I'm for.

The socialists are starting to realize that they're in favor of socialism. We'll see what that ends up meaning.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (xuouz)

988 I would actually like to ban abortion and prostitution.

----------

Well one is for the most part banned. I would rather it was the other one.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (gmeXX)

989 Ace, I have a new business model for you! Charge $0.01 per comment! It would pay the bourbon bill anyway... plus it might deter people from presenting you with business ideas.

Posted by: goon at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (gy5kE)

990 I live in the Catholic half of TX so I don't have to worry about dry countries like the Baptist part does.
Posted by: stace



Ain't many of those counties left. Tax revenue talks.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (VDCWC)

991 I try to get my old Bible, now FB friends to be more involved in politics on occasion, rather than letting God fix things by magic. But at the same time if the pastors start community organizing their own churches, they might just become social gospel structures.

It's a balance.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (5Gpe2)

992
I Just want 9 9 9

Posted by: Herman Cain at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (8XRCm)

993 the tension is thick...thicker than mini moos' skull.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (326rv)

994 Moo Moo: Christianity as AmishDude:Trump and lawyers

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (kpqmD)

995 What do we want?

100 COMMENTS

When do we want it?

In about 2 minutes!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (xuouz)

996 close

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (326rv)

997 1000?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (FsuaD)

998 drat

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (326rv)

999 You guys

You guys I got it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (xuouz)

1000 oy

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (326rv)

1001 The only thing worse than an unGodly man is an unGodly man posing as a Godly man.


Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:10 PM (dFi94)

We know who masquerades as an angel of light.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (3eoPa)

1002 haha

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (xuouz)

1003 Not 1000

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (kTF2Z)

1004 My Ace, my Ace, why hast thou abandoned us?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (TOk1P)

1005 damn!

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (k+kmN)

1006 890 You can scream up and down how this is wrong, but as the saying goes, perception is reality.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:52 PM (0LHZx)

The perception of most of us is that you are an arrogant, obnoxious nitwit and snob who, like any leftist atheist, is breathtakingly ignorant of the Christian religion you are so quick to denigrate. So it must be true, correct, nitwit?

Perhaps you should stick to lecturing us on what women are attracted to (oh, no, wait, I schooled you on that one, didn't I, after you made one of your typically confident and utterly clueless genralizations) and bragging about how much money you made. 'Cause, boy howdy, that sure impressed us!!

Why are so many atheists (not all, but many, including Moo) such total assholes?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (u0lmX)

1007 I Just want 9 9 9
Posted by: Herman Cain at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (8XRCm)

I'll part with it...

For a nominal fee.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (xuouz)

1008 Elin Krantz was a member of the 'We Like Diversity' Facebook page, called herself 'multicultural' and a supporter of Third-world immigration into Sweden, the country of her birth.

Go here to see her feature in a music video calling for mixing it up in Sweden, i.e. mixing the races up.
------

African immigrant, Ephrem Yohannes, was arrested shortly after her murder. He was charged with murder and aggravated rape. According to the prosecutors, the attack was one of 'extreme ruthlessness'.



(FYI link contains picture of her corpse)

http://tinyurl.com/hzvek5c

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (fWAjv)

1009 Blue hen winz teh internets!

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (k+kmN)

1010 984
Who will be the lucky 1000th poster. Wins an aluminum membership.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (kTF2Z)


1001st gets a Molybdenum membership.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (4df7R)

1011 The socialists are starting to realize that they're in favor of socialism. We'll see what that ends up meaning. Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (xuouz)

Gulags, usually.

Posted by: troyriser at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (UWlp+)

1012 Dang it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (FsuaD)

1013 >>> Veronica's moral failing is that her family is wealthy is Archie's "secret" that he is bi or trans or something? or Gay, and in love with Kevin Keller
Posted by: ThunderB at February 04, 2016 12:23 PM (zOTsN)
Maybe they can team up with the new "anything but white" Nancy Drew Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 12:28 PM (OE2ur)


Don't forget us and our pot infused scooby snacks, jinkies!

Posted by: The new hipsterized Scooby Doo gang at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (hvf9s)

1014 Carley is auditioning for the VP slot. The VP's main job is to be the attack dog. Yes everyone has a long list of crap on Hillary, but do they have the ball to use it? Carley is showing she is willing to be on it, like a Pit-bull on a Ham bone. Everyone on the under card is looking for the VP slot or Cabinet Position, with they "See...I thing like you do" to the front runners.

This may be an old topic on this thread, but I only get to read the HQ at lunch.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (bpn7O)

1015 Ha Ha! I'm the 1,000th comment you dogs!

Posted by: A day late and a dollar short at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (BDZWU)

1016 1000th commentor gets to vote twice for the Dems of your choice in Chicago

Posted by: Satan of Berlin, Vt at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (qSIlh)

1017 I would actually like to ban abortion and...
Posted by: SH

Do you have a daughter of child bearing age?

Posted by: zika bearing mosquito at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (fbovC)

1018 Which countries would that be?

(Vatican City is marginally theocratic.)

Posted by: RioBravo at February 04, 2016 02:03 PM (NUqwG)


Daniel Ortega, the Socialist President of Nicaragua, banned abortion, even in cases of rape, and added "Cristiano" to his slogan. Apparently he did so because he needed support from the RC church in an election. But the ban stands, and is in effect.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (Z8fuk)

1019 He shoots! he scores!!!

I'd like to thank Jesus, and the Virgin Mary , my exgirlfriendex-virgin Mary....

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (326rv)

1020 Can someone let ace know I'm ready for a post now? I've finished reading the rest of the internet, so it's time for some more content.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 04, 2016 02:15 PM (R+30W)

1021 First!


Oh, wait.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 04, 2016 02:15 PM (eytER)

1022 Somebody go find willow.

Posted by: Blano at February 04, 2016 02:15 PM (3eoPa)

1023
Do you have a daughter of child bearing age?
Posted by: zika bearing mosquito

yes. Yes I do.

Posted by: 55 gallon drum of DDT at February 04, 2016 02:15 PM (326rv)

1024 I would actually like to ban abortion and...
Posted by: SH

Do you have a daughter of child bearing age?
Posted by: zika bearing mosquito at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (fbovC)

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

I would unban DDT.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 02:15 PM (gmeXX)

1025 Why are so many atheists (not all, but many, including Moo) such total assholes?

-----

Because they think they are better than us. Like CS Lewis says:

"....but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. "

Posted by: Herman Cain at February 04, 2016 02:16 PM (8XRCm)

1026 My Ace, my Ace, why hast thou abandoned us?
Posted by: BurtTC

Feeling cross?

Posted by: 55 gallon drum of DDT at February 04, 2016 02:16 PM (326rv)

1027 WTH is with the lumberjack look in Gabe's twitter avi?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 02:16 PM (9krrF)

1028
off 9 9 9 sock

Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 02:16 PM (8XRCm)

1029 You're all racists for not coronating Jeb! yet.

Give us money, h8rs.

Posted by: The National Review at February 04, 2016 02:16 PM (zgHLA)

1030 Testing

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 02:16 PM (Fmupd)

1031 I could post a picture of my wedding dress. That might make Ace want to move on quickly to the next thing.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:16 PM (dFi94)

1032
Por su parte doy la bienvenida a nuestros nuevos jefes supremos inmigrantes ilegales.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 04, 2016 02:17 PM (ODxAs)

1033 The socialists are starting to realize that they're in favor of socialism.

And it would work if it weren't for you Wreckers and Kulaks.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 04, 2016 02:17 PM (evdj2)

1034 My Ace, my Ace, why hast thou abandoned us?
Posted by: BurtTC

Feeling cross?

Posted by: 55 gallon drum of DDT


Nah, he's just hangin' around with the rest of us.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 02:17 PM (9krrF)

1035 On the road to 2000!

Posted by: tu3031 at February 04, 2016 02:17 PM (YFFpo)

1036 We need an ewok action figure to which we can pray for a new thread. Even virtual would do.

Oh great Ewok of the Internet, hear our cry, we beseech thee. Save us from our animal perversions. Divert us with your wisdom.


Just let me check the ground on my lightning rod.

Posted by: Alan Yezekael at February 04, 2016 02:17 PM (ZllM+)

1037 1021 First!

Sen. Rubio, I presume?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 02:18 PM (9krrF)

1038 Gulags, usually.
Posted by: troyriser at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (UWlp+)

Statistically speaking this is a certainty.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:18 PM (xuouz)

1039 MORE OF THIS, PLEASE: Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) have an oped in NRO, "A Stronger Congress, a Healthier Republic."

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

I will check it out. I agree completely on this. Of course my idea of a strong Congress means one that takes back all legislative powers.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 02:18 PM (gmeXX)

1040 Am I in Bizarro World?

FNC is reporting that Jimmy Carter has endorsed Trump.

Posted by: logprof at February 04, 2016 02:18 PM (vsbNu)

1041 Por su parte doy la bienvenida a nuestros nuevos jefes supremos inmigrantes ilegales.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 04, 2016 02:17 PM (ODxAs)


I, too, welcome our new illegal immigrant overlords.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at February 04, 2016 02:18 PM (4df7R)

1042 1031
I could post a picture of my wedding dress. That might make Ace want to move on quickly to the next thing.


Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:16 PM (dFi94)


Do it! And belated congratulations. When is the big day?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 02:18 PM (FsuaD)

1043 Blue Hen wins this pool, and is entered in the drawing to share a hobo and a half gallon of Valu-Rite with Ace on election day, or when Hillary drops out, whichever comes first.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 04, 2016 02:19 PM (5Gpe2)

1044 Not Glen 960

Can't agree that Akin benefitted from Dem crossover votes. I vote in MO, then as now. ( For John Brunner, not Akin).

Akin won the primary because of his core base fundamentalist turnout in the GOP primary. However, McCaskill DID run mischievous TV ads before the GOP primary saying "Akin is too conservative."

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 04, 2016 02:19 PM (EXkrA)

1045 What do we want?

NOOD NOOD NOOD

When do we want it?

SOON PLEASE GOOD GOD

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:19 PM (xuouz)

1046 I would actually like to ban abortion and prostitution.

I'd be content to put it to a vote.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 04, 2016 02:19 PM (evdj2)

1047 Hi Jane - We're taking the plunge mid-summer, on a boat - in case one of us decides to jump overboard.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:20 PM (dFi94)

1048 And
talking Jesus is a turn off to the majority of people




And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.


Yeah, who needs that kind of depressing moralistic scolding convo. What a turn off!!!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 04, 2016 02:20 PM (JO9+V)

1049 Moo Moo: Christianity as AmishDude:Trump and lawyers

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 04, 2016 02:12 PM (kpqmD)


That's not fair... at least AD has facts on his side.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 04, 2016 02:20 PM (NPofj)

1050 The push is on.


An academic conference held at the University of Cambridge said that pedophilia interest is 'natural and normal for males', and that 'at least a sizable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children, and normal males are aroused by children.'


http://tinyurl.com/nuyl42d


One of the attendees, and enthusiastic participant, was Tom O'Carroll, a multiple child sex offender and long time campaigner for the legalization of sex with children and former head of the Paedophile Information Exchange. 'Wonderful!' he wrote on his blog afterwards. 'It was a rare few days when I could feel relatively popular!'



Fuck this world

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 02:20 PM (fWAjv)

1051 Nah, he's just hangin' around with the rest of us.

Nailed it.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 04, 2016 02:20 PM (eytER)

1052 My Ace, my Ace, why hast thou abandoned us?

Posted by: BurtTC



Feeling cross?

Posted by: 55 gallon drum of DDT at February 04, 2016 02:16 PM (326rv)


Into Ace's hands, I commend my spirit.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2016 02:20 PM (TOk1P)

1053 Now that I have single-handedly pushed this thread over the coveted 1000 mumbles count, I suppose that it is finally safe to leave and attend the insurrectionist meeting down at the pub.

Posted by: goon at February 04, 2016 02:20 PM (gy5kE)

1054 Blue hen winz teh internets!

I like me...I really, really like me.......

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (326rv)

1055 My Ace, my Ace, why hast thou abandoned us?
Posted by: BurtTC

Feeling cross?

Posted by: 55 gallon drum of DDT

Nah, he's just hangin' around with the rest of us.




#threedays!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (VDCWC)

1056 I will check it out. I agree completely on this.
Of course my idea of a strong Congress means one that takes back all
legislative powers.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 02:18 PM (gmeXX)


My idea of a strong Congress is one that doesn't use "number of bills sponsored or passed" as its milestone of success. I'd prefer a Congress that recognizes saying "NO" is oftentimes better than saying "Yes."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (4df7R)

1057 The only thing worse than an unGodly man is an unGodly man posing as a Godly man.

Yep.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (w4NZ8)

1058 >>Just forget it. You can't argue with someone who thinks The Handmaid's Tale was a documentary.

Yeah, all while completely ignoring the very Handmaid's Tale-like behavior of another religion happening right now, depicted in brutal detail in the (fictional) movie "Osama" set in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (NOIQH)

1059 That's not fair... at least AD has facts on his side.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 04, 2016 02:20 PM (NPofj)

Oh cool! Four units of vitriol converts into one unit of facts now. Good to know!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (xuouz)

1060 I think Congress is too big. I used to think it too small, and not nearly representative enough, but I have changed my mind. At the founding, to be a representative meant you had a stake in the federal government. Now with 435 members in 1/2 of 1/3 of the government, it is diluted to the point of nothing.

Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (gmeXX)

1061 Geez... it gotten so rank in here I can't even see straight!

Posted by: zombie Georg Pauli at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (H9MG5)

1062 1047
Hi Jane - We're taking the plunge mid-summer, on a boat - in case one of us decides to jump overboard.


Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:20 PM (dFi94)


That's awesome. The wedding part, not the jumping overboard part!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (FsuaD)

1063 I guess ace is taking an Obama day.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (TJCSB)

1064
I think Ace is out slashing hobos in the subway.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (ODxAs)

1065 Goon - hope you don't live in a dry county, you snake-handling Christianist.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (dFi94)

1066 Top 2000!

Posted by: Weasel at February 04, 2016 02:22 PM (6xtq3)

1067 re 1040: saw that. from weaselzippers:

Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that if he had to choose, he'd pick Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over rival Ted Cruz, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

At a lecture in Britain's House of Lords on Wednesday, Carter was asked to give his "assessment" of American politics.

After talking about his own victory in the 1976 Democratic presidential caucuses, he went on to say that Trump would be a better option than Cruz.

If he had to choose between them, "I think I would choose Trump, which may surprise some of you," he said.

"The reason is, Trump has proven already he's completely malleable," Carter said. "I don't think he has any fixed (positions) he'd go the White House and fight for. On the other hand, Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far right-wing policies he'd pursue if he became president."

Posted by: Satan of Berlin, Vt at February 04, 2016 02:22 PM (qSIlh)

1068 Oh cool! Four units of vitriol converts into one unit of facts now. Good to know!

It's like reverse osmosis.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 04, 2016 02:22 PM (evdj2)

1069 There is a sizable chunk of religious people who would ban porn and alcohol and strip clubs if they could. I mean hell there are actual dry counties in the south still.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:21 PM (0LHZx)


Yeah, that's a huge priority for the holy Joes right now. You can't turn on the TV without seeing those massive protest marches against strip clubs and booze. Oh, wait, I missed those somehow.

What I see when I turn on the news are Christians being harassed and threatened because they don't want to serve pizza at a hypothetical gay wedding or be forced to pay for their employee's BC (and that's something the employees knew about before they took the job.) And the people doing the persecuting and hounding are the people who think just like Moo does about Christianity. Like Obama for instance.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 04, 2016 02:22 PM (u0lmX)

1070 >>>Religion imposes limits on behavior....

Oddly enough, the difference between smarts and stupidity is that there's not limit on stupidity.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 04, 2016 02:22 PM (bpn7O)

1071 >>My idea of a strong Congress is one that doesn't use "number of bills
sponsored or passed" as its milestone of success. I'd prefer a Congress
that recognizes saying "NO" is oftentimes better than saying "Yes."

Yes. Also one that eschews any "comprehensive" reform bills that run on for thousands of (never read) pages.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 02:22 PM (NOIQH)

1072
An academic conference held at the University of Cambridge said that pedophilia interest is 'natural and normal for males', and that 'at least a sizable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children, and normal males are aroused by children.'

So...does this mean that Catholic priests are now suddenly cool? Because before, all of them were hated for what some of them did (in lower numbers than public school teachers btw)

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:23 PM (326rv)

1073 Ace will probably re-post something from an earlier thread. Just for giggles.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 02:23 PM (FsuaD)

1074
I would actually like to ban abortion and...
Posted by: SH



Do you have a daughter of child bearing age? Posted by: zika bearing mosquito at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (fbovC)
I have a distinct suspicion that this is why the GOPe scum in Congress don't give a fuck about what murders and bestialities Planned Parenthood indulges in; because they want it there in case they accidentally knock up their sexy minx of a staffer during the Holiday party or in case little Muffy or Chelsea starts bearing the spawn of Jose or Tyshawn instead of Chip or Jack.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 02:23 PM (X6fMO)

1075 Now with 435 members in 1/2 of 1/3 of the government, it is diluted to the point of nothing.
Posted by: SH at February 04, 2016 02:21 PM (gmeXX)

Well now we have a Congress of ONE and it lives in the White House and the RINOs and SHILLs fully funded it. Way to go?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2016 02:23 PM (mw8Dm)

1076 "The reason is, Trump has proven already he's completely malleable," Carter said. "I don't think he has any fixed (positions) he'd go the White House and fight for. On the other hand, Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far right-wing policies he'd pursue if he became president."
Posted by: Satan of Berlin, Vt at February 04, 2016 02:22 PM (qSIlh)


--Heh, so it was kind of a back-handed endorsement.

Posted by: logprof at February 04, 2016 02:23 PM (vsbNu)

1077 re 1060: or it means more people slipping in pork projects to crow about when they go home to run for re-election on our taxes.

Posted by: Satan of Berlin, Vt at February 04, 2016 02:23 PM (qSIlh)

1078 Now that I have single-handedly pushed this thread over the coveted 1000 mumbles count, I suppose that it is finally safe to leave and attend the insurrectionist meeting down at the pub.

Just say you've had enough and you're going to go get shitfaced. No need to give the NSA folks heart flutters.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 02:23 PM (9krrF)

1079 Thanks Jane. We thought it might be good to be together. When one of us falls down, the other can call 911.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:23 PM (dFi94)

1080 Carter thinks Trump is "malleable."

That makes me feel much better about Trump keeping his election promises. What's more likely: that Trump is all whatever about basically everything, or that Jimmy Carter made a correct judgment about another human being?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:24 PM (xuouz)

1081 The two choices are mutually exclusive.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:24 PM (xuouz)

1082 Daniel Ortega, the Socialist President of Nicaragua, banned abortion, even in cases of rape, and added "Cristiano" to his slogan. Apparently he did so because he needed support from the RC church in an election. But the ban stands, and is in effect.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2016 02:14 PM (Z8fuk)

-------
That's very interesting. Are you implying that it means Nicaragua is now a theocracy?

Posted by: RioBravo at February 04, 2016 02:24 PM (NUqwG)

1083 >>>>1066
Top 2000!
.
.
.
.
.Congratulations! You have won a Commemorative Battle of Hastings Dinner Plate. It comes with a genuine Certificate of Authenticity signed by William II of Normandy.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 04, 2016 02:24 PM (iONHu)

1084 1000 - oy


Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:13 PM (326rv)



The oys have it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 02:24 PM (493sH)

1085 Jimmy Carter?!?!??!???? He's history's greatest monster.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 04, 2016 02:24 PM (bpn7O)

1086 Somebody on my facebook feed posted an article (to use the term losely) from Vox saying that Flint still has a lower lead concentration in its water than 5 (or something) cities in PA. Anyone else see this?

No way I'm clicking on the link and giving internet traffic. I'm wondering if it's already been debunked.

Posted by: joe at February 04, 2016 02:24 PM (KUaJL)

1087 Now that this thread is officially 'uuuge', this makes us eligible for emergency aid from the federal government. We need to get busy with the applications.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 04, 2016 02:25 PM (k+kmN)

1088 Ace, put up a nood before we resort to canibalism.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2016 02:25 PM (kTF2Z)

1089 Well now we have a Congress of ONE and it lives in the White House

Let's not overlook the real Pontifex: Anthony M. Kennedy.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 04, 2016 02:25 PM (evdj2)

1090 See the gallup numbers I posed above. Religion is in free fall in America.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:57 PM (0LHZx)


Just like America. Imagine that.

Coincidence no doubt.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at February 04, 2016 02:25 PM (X+nFp)

1091
1021 First!

Sen. Rubio, I presume?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 04, 2016 02:18 PM (9krrF)
___________

cackle, cackle, cackle,, *cough-cough, cough....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 04, 2016 02:26 PM (HSmrB)

1092 Just like America. Imagine that.

Coincidence no doubt.
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at February 04, 2016 02:25 PM (X+nFp)

There's a new religion in town! It's imported!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:26 PM (xuouz)

1093 Ooh, please post a pic of your wedding dress, grammie!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 02:26 PM (NOIQH)

1094 re 1072:
An academic conference held at the University of Cambridge said that pedophilia interest is 'natural and normal for males', and that 'at least a sizable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children, and normal males are aroused by children.'

I wonder when those "Love has no Labels" PSAs will start to feature this stuff, along with Farmboy Jack and Sheepie.

But keep in mind the country the U is in and the kind of people moving there.

Posted by: Satan of Berlin, Vt at February 04, 2016 02:26 PM (qSIlh)

1095
Fox Business is reporting that Germany is bracing for attacks. Look out Moo Moo!! It mut be those damn Christians ready to strike and ban booze!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 02:26 PM (493sH)

1096 Ace is still trying to figure out if he wants to be seen with us inbred sister fuckers or go hang out with his National Review friends.

It's awful hard to get into a cocktail party on the Upper East Side after someone happens to skim the comments section. We're not exactly the folks who are writing back to the NY Times.

Posted by: jwest at February 04, 2016 02:26 PM (Zs4uk)

1097 I have a distinct suspicion that this is why the GOPe scum in Congress don't give a fuck about what murders and bestialities Planned Parenthood indulges in; because they want it there in case they accidentally knock up their sexy minx of a staffer during the Holiday party or in case little Muffy or Chelsea starts bearing the spawn of Jose or Tyshawn instead of Chip or Jack.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 02:23 PM (X6fMO)


Nailed it.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 04, 2016 02:26 PM (k+kmN)

1098 Let me rephrase my Carter question. Choose one:

A) Jimmy Carter is a lightweight, and thus can be trusted to identify Donald Trump as a lightweight.

B) Jimmy Carter is wrong again.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:27 PM (xuouz)

1099 Posted by: logprof at February 04, 2016 02:18 PM (vsbNu)

I believe he actually endorsed Hillary, but then they asked him about the Republican lineup and that's where the response came from.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2016 02:27 PM (w4NZ8)

1100 Yet the anti-Christians (like foo foo) love them some religion of peace.
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 04, 2016 01:55 PM (xWW96)

Well they do like hacking people to bits like PP which moo moo loves.

Posted by: WOPR at February 04, 2016 02:27 PM (LTDSy)

1101 That thing in Jimmy's head must be pressing on the stem somewhere .... or maybe it is Ted up to some more cheatin' and trickery, that scoundrel!

Posted by: goon at February 04, 2016 02:27 PM (gy5kE)

1102 Wow. Bing dry counties in US.
Check out the maps. Most in Kentucky, Tn, Ark, few in Tx, some in Tx panhandle, KS, Ok, MS, partial controls in Ohio, Michigan, Pa, Va, & WV

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 02:27 PM (VDCWC)

1103 That's very interesting. Are you implying that it means Nicaragua is now a theocracy?

Posted by: RioBravo at February 04, 2016 02:24 PM (NUqwG)


Scarcely, but the question asked sort of implied that a ban on abortion was some sort of litmus test for "theocracy". I'd say it's more a litmus test for "political football".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2016 02:28 PM (Z8fuk)

1104 >>Fuck this world

Oh, man, if pedophilia is normalized civilization is done. I'd ask what depravity is left to mainstream after that, but I don't want to even contemplate what is worse (OK, probably bestiality....)

Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 02:28 PM (NOIQH)

1105 1095


Fox Business is reporting that Germany is bracing for attacks. Look
out Moo Moo!! It mut be those damn Christians ready to strike and ban
booze!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 04, 2016 02:26 PM (493sH)


We'll know them by their jello salads.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 02:28 PM (FsuaD)

1106 they want it there in case they accidentally knock up their sexy minx of a staffer during the Holiday party

Flights to Paris are still cheap, oh wait, they have more restrictive laws than we do.

never mind.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 04, 2016 02:28 PM (evdj2)

1107
Ooh, please post a pic of your wedding dress, grammie!


Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 02:26 PM (NOIQH)
========================================

Okay but full disclosure - the model is not me


bit.ly/1Qb9Rym

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:28 PM (dFi94)

1108 1088
Ace, put up a nood before we resort to canibalism.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2016 02:25 PM (kTF2Z)


Too late. I've already started chowing down on comment #258.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at February 04, 2016 02:28 PM (4df7R)

1109 and that 'at least a sizable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children, and normal males are aroused by children.'


-----

pssssst . . . . pro tip.

Normal males are NOT aroused by children.

I seriously pray to God I do not meet one of these fuckholes in person..

Posted by: fixerupper at February 04, 2016 02:28 PM (8XRCm)

1110 Fourth Circuit just issued an interesting opinion on assault weapons. It's linked in the sidebar and worthy of a thread.

Post Sandy Hook Maryland adopted a ban which just got overturned by the Fourth Circuit applying strict scrutiny. Similar laws adopted by NY and CT were upheld by the 2nd Circuit adopting a lesser standard of review.

This in the context of Hillary calling for a ban although it failed in Congress post Sandy Hook, and Hillary saying that she would have lots of litmus tests for SCOTUS appointees if she gets to be POTUS.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 04, 2016 02:28 PM (r1fLd)

1111
Somewhere, near NYC
Somewhere, still fast asleep
An Ewok lies in puddled booze
And dreams of pancakes and redheads

Posted by: zombie Bobby Darin at February 04, 2016 02:29 PM (2WoCi)

1112 This thread is too big to fail. It must be saved to prevent all other threads from collapsing and taking the entire internet with them.

Posted by: ajmojo at February 04, 2016 02:29 PM (1H9ox)

1113 One of the attendees, and enthusiastic participant, was Tom O'Carroll, a multiple child sex offender and long time campaigner for the legalization of sex with children and former head of the Paedophile Information Exchange. 'Wonderful!' he wrote on his blog afterwards. 'It was a rare few days when I could feel relatively popular!'



Fuck this world
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 02:20 PM (fWAjv)

I was sitting at an event one day with a woman who was native american. Somehow, the subject of a pedophile who had been arrested and was in the national news came up and my NA co attendee was asked by another attendee what the traditional NA attitude was toward child molesters/rapists and she cheerfully said, castration.
Historically, any male NA who had raped or molested children was promptly castrated. Without anesthetic.

Child sex has been prohibited by most cultures that love and protect their offspring for thousands of years.
I can think of one exception.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 04, 2016 02:29 PM (K0Iz7)

1114 re 1098: I suspect Jimmy Jackass is merely saying that Trump will be flexible, like the first Bush.
I somehow doubt Trump would make a deal with a Dem Controlled Congress along the lines of "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."

Posted by: Satan of Berlin, Vt at February 04, 2016 02:29 PM (qSIlh)

1115 Daaaaamn Grammie is a straight smokeshow

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:29 PM (xuouz)

1116 It's lovely, grammie!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 02:29 PM (NOIQH)

1117 "The reason is, Trump has proven already he's
completely malleable," Carter said. "I don't think he has any fixed
(positions) he'd go the White House and fight for. On the other hand,
Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far right-wing policies he'd pursue if
he became president."

Posted by: Satan of Berlin, Vt at February 04, 2016 02:22 PM (qSIlh)


Jimmah safely resides in my top 10 list of people I want to see die horribly. Until then, I hope he soils himself regularly, at intervals that are most inconvenient and cause all sorts of embarrassment.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2016 02:29 PM (TOk1P)

1118 Soon, Jimmy.

Posted by: The Angel of Death in a Funny Hat at February 04, 2016 02:31 PM (evdj2)

1119 Ace is up. Repeat. Ace is up.

Posted by: joe at February 04, 2016 02:31 PM (KUaJL)

1120 I thought...........oh, never mind

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2016 02:31 PM (Fmupd)

1121 NOOD!

Posted by: Satan of Berlin, Vt at February 04, 2016 02:31 PM (qSIlh)

1122 Nailed it.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 04, 2016 02:26 PM (k+kmN)


Really doesn't make sense to me, because the elite are wealthy enough to simply fly the up-knockee to a resort in any handy country where abortion is legal, and have the deed done there. I'd say the GOPe is for abortion for the same reasons the Donks are: they believe it's whittling down the numbers of the untermenschen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2016 02:31 PM (Z8fuk)

1123 So...does this mean that Catholic priests are now suddenly cool? Because before, all of them were hated for what some of them did (in lower numbers than public school teachers btw)

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 04, 2016 02:23 PM (326rv)

It goes to show you - the left made a fuss about the child sex abuse cases in the Church not because they care about children, but because they wanted to destroy the Church. Leftists are all cool with child molesters who don't wear Roman collars.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 04, 2016 02:31 PM (u0lmX)

1124
pssssst . . . . pro tip.


Normal males are NOT aroused by children.



True. But the "naughty Catholic schoolgirl" look does happen to be a perennial fave.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 02:31 PM (X6fMO)

1125 It's lovely, grammie!


Posted by: Lizzy at February 04, 2016 02:29 PM (NOIQH)
=====================================

Thank you Lizzy. I am much shorter than the model, so the dress hits me below the knee, which makes me feel much more comfortable.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:32 PM (dFi94)

1126 Wow. Bing dry counties in US.

Check out the maps. Most in Kentucky, Tn, Ark, few in Tx, some in Tx
panhandle, KS, Ok, MS, partial controls in Ohio, Michigan, Pa, Va,
WV

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 02:27 PM (VDCWC)

We've got dry towns here in NH.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at February 04, 2016 02:32 PM (4df7R)

1127 We have a skimmer. Yes he made it to the keyboard and he's posting some drivel about nothing and talking to himself.

Those could be voices in his head, actually.

What? Oh, yeah sound the alarm.

NOOD NOOD NOOD

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:32 PM (xuouz)

1128 True. But the "naughty Catholic schoolgirl" look does happen to be a perennial fave.



By the age appropriate female. NOT some 14 yr old.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2016 02:33 PM (VDCWC)

1129 See? What did I tell you. Post a pic and that'll get Ace going, just to change the subject.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:33 PM (dFi94)

1130 Hhmmm, my Lutheran Witness came today. What wonderful articles do they have for furthering the theocracy.

- Catholics and Casseroles: How We'll Crush the Papists
- Muslim Menace?: In the Ever Expanding Potluck War We Can't Fall Behind
- Pork: Forbidden by Two Religions but not Us
- Beef & Pork Mix: No Religion Can Stand in Our Way

Posted by: WOPR at February 04, 2016 02:33 PM (LTDSy)

1131 Posted by: Jen the original at February 04, 2016 02:29 PM (K0Iz7)
=============

Incest between adults/children is a big problem on Pine Ridge Reservation. They have PSA billboards on it. I assume alcoholism compounds the problem. I am unaware of anybody getting their nuts cut off tho.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 04, 2016 02:33 PM (iQIUe)

1132 >>>Am I in Bizarro World?

Well, to be fair, Carter does have some form of brain cancer.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 04, 2016 02:34 PM (bpn7O)

1133 That makes me feel much better about Trump keeping
his election promises. What's more likely: that Trump is all whatever
about basically everything, or that Jimmy Carter made a correct judgment
about another human being?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 04, 2016 02:24 PM (xuouz)


I suspect Carter thinks he's smarter than you, and that you are fool enough to fall for his nonsense. His bet is that if you hear him say "I prefer Trump," you'll turn to Cruz because you hate teh Jimmah.


I suspect there are many many many on the left who genuinely fear a Trump nomination, and probably few if any who fear Cruz.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2016 02:34 PM (TOk1P)

1134 Okay but full disclosure - the model is not me


bit.ly/1Qb9Rym
Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 04, 2016 02:28 PM

Grammie, beautiful, tasteful dress. You will be a lovely bride, congratulations.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 04, 2016 02:35 PM (K0Iz7)

1135 ace is up

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2016 02:35 PM (FsuaD)

1136 Incest between adults/children is a big problem on Pine Ridge Reservation. They have PSA billboards on it. I assume alcoholism compounds the problem. I am unaware of anybody getting their nuts cut off tho.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 04, 2016 02:33 PM (iQIUe)


Well, every culture is suffering rot. She did say traditionally, which I'm sure the Fed's would not be happy about .

Posted by: Jen the original at February 04, 2016 02:37 PM (K0Iz7)

1137 Scarcely, but the question asked sort of implied that a ban on abortion was some sort of litmus test for "theocracy". I'd say it's more a litmus test for "political football".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2016 02:28 PM (Z8fuk)
------
I see your point. There are indeed those who see any law based a religious viewpoint as the establishment of a theocracy. The prohibition of alcohol is theocratic; the prohibition of certain drugs is not. The prohibition of peyote is cultural genocide.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 04, 2016 02:37 PM (NUqwG)

1138
The push is on.





An academic conference held at the University of Cambridge said that
pedophilia interest is 'natural and normal for males', and that 'at
least a sizable minority of normal males would like to have sex with
children, and normal males are aroused by children.'





http://tinyurl.com/nuyl42d





One of the attendees, and enthusiastic participant, was Tom
O'Carroll, a multiple child sex offender and long time campaigner for
the legalization of sex with children and former head of the Paedophile
Information Exchange. 'Wonderful!' he wrote on his blog afterwards. 'It
was a rare few days when I could feel relatively popular!'







Fuck this world

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 04, 2016 02:20 PM (fWAjv)

And why weren't these sickos rounded up and their computers all searched for kiddie porn? Surely participation in such an event would serve as probable cause.

This does remind me of one more good thing Christianity did... it introduced into the ancient world the idea that children should be cherished and nurtured instead of exploited. In the late Roman empire, there were houses of prostitution that picked up infants left to die in the elements and pressed them into prostitution. That was a legally allowed until the rise of Christianity.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 04, 2016 02:38 PM (NPofj)

1139 True. But the "naughty Catholic schoolgirl" look does happen to be a perennial fave.


Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 04, 2016 02:31 PM (X6fMO)


True story: back in the day I was dating one girl, and she did not know that I had "known" another girl who she was supposed to be close to. One day she was telling me what a slut her friend was, because her friend would go to her gyno appointments in her schoolgirl uniform (yes, Catholic) to pick up her prescription for her birth control pills.

Now, at the time I need not tell you all that I was pretty stupid, so the manner in which this fact came back to bite me on the rear end was fairly well contained within that mental image.


If that poor girl thought it was supposed to make me less interested in her friends, well.....

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2016 02:39 PM (TOk1P)

1140 I learned it from you, Media! Okay? I learned it from you!

Posted by Ace at 02:31 PM

__________________________________________________

Yes, but you aren't shameless enough at it.

Via Breitbart: CBS News Network on Jerusalem Terror Attack: 'Three Palestinians Killed'

Posted by: NotCoach at February 04, 2016 02:44 PM (rsudF)

1141 Official Ace of Spades Post Filler. Carry on.

Posted by: scrood at February 04, 2016 02:44 PM (3b9U4)

1142 "True. But the "naughty Catholic schoolgirl" look does happen to be a perennial fave.
By the age appropriate female. NOT some 14 yr old."

A quick search shows that Britney Spears was 16 when she did the video for (Hit me) Baby One More Time.

Hmmmm

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 04, 2016 02:45 PM (r1fLd)

1143 1109 ... 1109 and that 'at least a sizable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children, and normal males are aroused by children.'


-----

"pssssst . . . . pro tip.

Normal males are NOT aroused by children.

I seriously pray to God I do not meet one of these fuckholes in person.."

I'm correcting this to: these fuckholes had better pray to God they don't meet me in person.

Posted by: JTB at February 04, 2016 02:49 PM (FvdPb)

1144 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 04, 2016 01:40 PM (0LHZx)

Because it says they will support activities that don't involve murder, theft, etc. Sarah Hoyt had a blog post on that very subject today.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 04, 2016 02:55 PM (GDulk)

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My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat