Morning Thread (2-11-2016)

PSA: Flowers and chocolates day is down to T minus 3 days. You still have time to look more thoughtful than panicked.

Posted by: Andy at 07:02 AM




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1 3st?

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at February 11, 2016 07:03 AM (uAlSW)

2 It's going to be a good day.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 11, 2016 07:03 AM (rwI+c)

3 3st = the new first

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at February 11, 2016 07:03 AM (uAlSW)

4 Good Morning Morons. Today is Thursday, February 11, 2016. On this day in 1812 Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry "gerrymandered" for the first time. And a new political piece of crap was born.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:04 AM (t2KH5)

5 Clinton aides with no security clearance handled top secret documents on her illegal server.


http://tinyurl.com/zldryzj

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:04 AM (t2KH5)

6 Ach-ptui.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 11, 2016 07:04 AM (oVJmc)

7 Obama sending 500 soldiers back to the 'Stan.


http://tinyurl.com/z7hw7dn

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:05 AM (t2KH5)

8 MD back in the news again. Is the entire State dysfunctional?


http://tinyurl.com/hp476qw

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:05 AM (t2KH5)

9 Commie Bernie sucking up to blacks before heading to SC.


http://tinyurl.com/z34ondw

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:05 AM (t2KH5)

10 It appears San Diego has finally succumbed to the dreaded CA PC disease.


http://tinyurl.com/zb3p85f

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:05 AM (t2KH5)

11 I struggle to find positives in the news. I just read that women have been the fastest-growing segment of gun owners for the past five years straight.

That's encouraging.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 07:05 AM (u5gzz)

12 Another MD story; school principle fired after it became known that his school was a hot bed of child sex abuse and child pornography. Look at the picture of this miscreant. Would you want this creep teaching your child?


http://tinyurl.com/jz8dp9p

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:05 AM (t2KH5)

13 I'm getting Huma a ball gag, new cuffs, and a new gray pant suit.

Posted by: Hillary "Grey" Rodham at February 11, 2016 07:06 AM (TxJGV)

14 RIP Tommy Kelly who played Tom Sawyer in the 1938 film. He died of congestive heart failure at 90.


http://tinyurl.com/hwhgaxp

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:06 AM (t2KH5)

15
Obama's corrupt DOJ going after Ferguson again in more lawfare.


http://tinyurl.com/jqzbbr5

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:06 AM (t2KH5)

16 Rare weather event produced natural snowballs in Idaho. Must be more global warming.


http://tinyurl.com/z6zuywc

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:06 AM (t2KH5)

17 RINO Rubio and Jebbie the Hutt race to the bottom. Now heading to SC where Trump is again far in the lead.


http://tinyurl.com/zkkqwv2

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:06 AM (t2KH5)

18 And RINO Rubio is blasting the media for his poor showing in NH. If it weren't for the MFM pushing him he would still be in FL. What a putz.


http://tinyurl.com/zyqfy7h

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:07 AM (t2KH5)

19 Obama says they will meet climate change (BS) goals despite SCOTUS ruling. Which I take to mean he will simply ignore the ruling because impeachment is off the table.


http://tinyurl.com/z77annt

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:07 AM (t2KH5)

20 BLM thug punches a white woman because she had a Trump sticker on her computer. No word of any charges being filed.


http://tinyurl.com/jmxzb3c

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:07 AM (t2KH5)

21 Andrea Tantaros of "leg chair" fame has gone off the deep end.


http://tinyurl.com/zkzc9y7

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:07 AM (t2KH5)

22 Limbaugh is bashing the RNCe over their opposition to Trump.


http://tinyurl.com/hfjzr5g

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:08 AM (t2KH5)

23 Gowdy still pushing RINO Rubio despite his loss in NH.


http://tinyurl.com/zy9auxh

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:08 AM (t2KH5)

24 Thank you Obama, Carrier HVAC is moving 1400 jobs from Indiana to Mexico. They cite the explosion in "regulatory costs" which is 100% Obama.


http://tinyurl.com/z62j3u7

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:08 AM (t2KH5)

25 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2016 07:08 AM (u82oZ)

26 How in the bag for Scankles is the MFM? Look at this.


http://tinyurl.com/zjplofr

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:08 AM (t2KH5)

27 xit polls from NH show that 2/3 of Republican voters back Trump's (temporary) muzzie ban.


http://tinyurl.com/glyo5vj

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

28 Exit polls also show 50% of Republican voters feel betrayed by the GOP. One wonders why that isn't closer to 100%.


http://tinyurl.com/glyo5vj

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

29 Obama's $4.1T budget proposal. My understanding is that the House refused to even accept it in chambers.


http://tinyurl.com/h7saryr

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

30 As expected; fraud and abuse in Obamacare to the tune of $750M.


The government granted up to $750 million in Obamacare tax credits to 500,000 persons who weren't eligible, many of whom may have been illegal immigrants, a Senate report says.


So what are they doing about it? Nothing.


http://tinyurl.com/jm8yvdn

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

31 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/jm5w5gz

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

32 The Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/hamf9vd


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

33 Good Morning Daywalkers!

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 11, 2016 07:11 AM (4pjhs)

34 Thank you Vic.

Maybe the situation in post 11 will apply to your post 20. Problem solved.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2016 07:11 AM (u82oZ)

35 "MD back in the news again. Is the entire State dysfunctional?"

Alex, I'll take "Self-Answering Questions" for a thousand, please.


Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 07:11 AM (noWW6)

36 Jay Carney-Barker reared his Aryan head yesterday, to announce the President is endorsing Hillary. Except he promised Democrats he won't endorse, so he had J C-B do it, instead of Josh Earnest. That way it wasn't official scumbaggery. It was casual.

Similarly, TFG will be a noisy, opinionated ex-President, regardless of whatever GWB-type promises he makes.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 07:12 AM (TxJGV)

37 school principle fired

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:05 AM (t2KH5)


I read the principal has been 'placed on leave'. Not quite the same thing as fired.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 07:12 AM (Ix+HS)

38 So President Shit-Midas has chosen Hillary?


Looks like Bernie has this one locked up, and in the bag.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 11, 2016 07:13 AM (ptqRm)

39 Corgis summoned.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2016 07:13 AM (u82oZ)

40 37 I read the principal has been 'placed on leave'. Not quite the same thing as fired.



Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 07:12 AM (Ix+HS)

"On leave" is governmentese for "fired". Besides, soon he will be in jail.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:16 AM (t2KH5)

41 RINO Rubio and Jebbie the Hutt race to the bottom. Now heading to SC where Trump is again far in the lead.

Jeb - Moe
Rubio - Larry
Katshit - Curly

If two of them would drop out, the last one might have a chance to rally the Establishment and Center Right vote and maybe beat Trump and Cruz.

But their egos won't allow it.

Thank Ra for Hubris.

Posted by: V the K at February 11, 2016 07:17 AM (O7MnT)

42 Obama's $4.1T budget proposal. My understanding is that the House refused to even accept it in chambers.


http://tinyurl.com/h7saryr


I saw a facebook post that accused congress of flat out racism because of they didn't even look at it. It had me seeing red for a while there.

Posted by: Flyguy at February 11, 2016 07:18 AM (3sOO0)

43 Sometimes "On leave" is with pay which is governmentese for vacation.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 11, 2016 07:19 AM (Bbcs8)

44 42 I saw a facebook post that accused congress of flat
out racism because of they didn't even look at it. It had me seeing red
for a while there.

Posted by: Flyguy at February 11, 2016 07:18 AM (3sOO0)

On the rare times that the Republicans actually oppose Shit Midas they always accuse them of racism.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:19 AM (t2KH5)

45 Yay for Vic! And normal things!

Dead hamsters? Ace liveblogging "50 Shades of Grey"? Long Cat? This place went nuts yesterday.

Although Ace, Lauren, L, Elle, CaliGirl & the guys made that 50 Shades thread hilarious.

Oh, and I would enjoy a weekend puppeh post if that goes forward.

Posted by: Gem at February 11, 2016 07:20 AM (c+gwp)

46 44 On the rare times that the Republicans actually oppose Shit Midas they always accuse them of racism.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:19 AM (t2KH5)

I hope they aren't paying this slug, but hey, its MD.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:20 AM (t2KH5)

47 oops

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:22 AM (t2KH5)

48

DAY 1,192

271 to go (344 to Inauguration Day )

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


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:22 AM (zLP1L)

49 "On leave" is governmentese for "fired". Besides, soon he will be in jail.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:16 AM(t2KH5)


'On leave' could be getting a promotion to another school, too.

If it doesn't say 'fired', then there's plenty of wiggle room. Oh, and the principal's a she. Or is that Xe?

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 07:23 AM (Ix+HS)

50 I struggle to find positives in the news. I just read that women have been the fastest-growing segment of gun owners for the past five years straight.


My Mom has just said that she wants a "small pistol."

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 11, 2016 07:24 AM (bZ7mE)

51
Trump has now completely turned me off. Beyond his pussy riot, his policies are not very dissimilar in many ways to that of Bernie Sanders.

Sheesh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:24 AM (zLP1L)

52 I don't get any respect around here.

Posted by: Long Dog Silver at February 11, 2016 07:24 AM (BO/km)

53 Good morning all.

From this day in 1944- at Anzio

Feb 11, 1944 - The EZ Dog Journal
Cold, rainy and windy. Generally quiet in morning. 179th moved through Br 1st Div for a try at Carroceto - supported by tanks. Took town but were forced back by heavy fire.
Heavy arty fire at night through entire sector. Finally quieted about midnight.




For those not familiar with events at Anzio, a cluster of buildings known as "The Factory", located at Carroceto (about 10 miles inland from Anzio) became the focal point for a series of attacks and counter attacks, a deadly game of seesaw between the Germans and the British 1st Division. The Brits suffered very heavy casualties in the early weeks of the campaign. Here, the 179th Infantry Regiment gives the British a brief respite in yet another failed attempt to take and hold "The Factory". The British held the left half of the front line at Anzio and the Americans the right.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2016 07:24 AM (NeFrd)

54 Morning! Thanks for the news, Vic.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 11, 2016 07:24 AM (UpGcq)

55 Global warming warning. Temperatures expected to set record breaking lows this weekend. One degree for the low.

But somehow a record-breaking low temperature will be evidence of the planet warming up. Shut up, they'll explain.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 07:24 AM (fbovC)

56 "On the rare times that the Republicans actually oppose Shit Midas they always accuse them of racism."

Even when the Vichy GOP actively collaborate with Obama, they're _still_ going to get accused of racism, for not having done so extensively and energetically enough.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 07:25 AM (noWW6)

57 Vic, MD pedo isn't the principal. He's a 22 year old volunteer. However the principal did know of allegations and seems to have ignored them. 22 year old will most certainly do time, not sure about the school principal.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 11, 2016 07:27 AM (vbkW0)

58 Trump has now completely turned me off. Beyond his pussy riot, his policies are not very dissimilar in many ways to that of Bernie Sanders.


OTOH, the thought of a Bloomberg presidency makes me much, much happier about the possibility of a President Trump.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 11, 2016 07:29 AM (bZ7mE)

59 My Mom has just said that she wants a "small pistol."

Posted by: Grey Fox

Driving wife and he libby friend around yesterday and we go by a hotel with a sign up "Gun Show and Military Show" coming in a few weeks. The libby friend says, ooohhh, I get so worried when I see that they're having a gun show.
Wife says, at the rate things are going, we'll all probably need one soon.


Posted by: Bruce at February 11, 2016 07:29 AM (8ikIW)

60 Seamus, are you transcribing each EZ Dog Journal entry as each day passes?

And are you going to put the entire journal up somewhere eventually?

Your efforts are considerably appreciated.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 07:29 AM (noWW6)

61 52 I don't get any respect around here.
Posted by: Long Dog Silver at February 11, 2016 07:24 AM (BO/km)


Wrong Schlong Withers, away!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:30 AM (zLP1L)

62 >>>>I saw a facebook post that accused congress of flat out racism because
of they didn't even look at it. It had me seeing red for a while there.
.
.
.
.His budgets didn't even get a look see or a vote when the Dems controlled congress. I wonder if they are racist also.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 11, 2016 07:30 AM (iONHu)

63 20 BLM thug punches a white woman because she had a Trump sticker on her computer. No word of any charges being filed.
-----------------------------------------------------

He threatened her in an attention-grabbing Tweet and, when she saw the tweet she tossed a tea in his face (which he deserved) and then he assaulted her. All this over a Trump sticker.

George Soros would approve.

http://nydn.us/1Q9d64B

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 07:30 AM (TxJGV)

64 Andrea has nice legs indeed. I don't listen to her or read her, but I think she may be referring to what some call "Conservatism Inc.". It seems the National Review gang decided Trump is not part of their brand and must be taken down. There is a sort of commercial brand some try to claim and profit from.

But the allegedly scholastic thinkers are perhaps not achieving change because their version does not attack problems head on muscle like a Trump can. The squawkers in echo chambers merely argue why the steamroller of commie "liberalism" is not scholastically acceptable. Some have done hard campaigning I guess, but usually are either isolated or marginalized. They have little national clout, even FOX is marginalized and not conservative at its roots, as we now know.

The comment from their fan base sidelines, how devastating such change is, but gleefully trash a guy like Trump that finally takes them on nationally and changes the argument, crashes their narrative, lands solid body blows, and a few on the chin. And they cheer each other on, who can be best at Trump bashing, with no real replacement for him, but protecting their own little world, which he is also crashing. Cruz has followed Trump the Boxer, but struggles on many fronts.

There is still need for the bloggers, but I think that is Andrea's point ... maybe. At least it is the spin I would use.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 11, 2016 07:30 AM (5Gpe2)

65 And in local news-

17-year-old with a prior criminal record shoots and kills a sheriff's deputy who had been called out with a report of a "man with a gun". The gun was reportedly stolen. This took place less than a mile from my granddaughter's high school.

http://tinyurl.com/jytrfce

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2016 07:31 AM (NeFrd)

66 My Mom has just said that she wants a "small pistol."

Great--there are so many good choices now.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 07:32 AM (u5gzz)

67 two degrees out, as the sun turns the light overcast a rather pretty salmon-pink to the east.

g'mornin, Horde.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 11, 2016 07:32 AM (Z8DIA)

68 There is absolutely nothing wrong with what Andrea said.

The GOP will have controlled the house for 9 of the last 11 congresses and has accomplished nothing.

Conservatism for all practical matters is a useless theory that keeps congressmen in their sinecures and gives think tanks and members of the "concerned Conservstive commentariate industrial complex" something to do besides masterbate to pictures of FA Hayak and Ronald Reagan.

Conservatism is as dead as the GOP.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 11, 2016 07:33 AM (o9czK)

69 @30. Geez, now who would expect an ILLEGAL immigrant to commit fraud and abuse? Just can't trust anyone these days.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 11, 2016 07:33 AM (Bbcs8)

70 If it doesn't say 'fired', then there's plenty of wiggle room. Oh, and the principal's a she. Or is that Xe?

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 07:23 AM (Ix+HS)


I hope that picture isn't a "she"; besides from the article:

Carraway was a school volunteer at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary
School in Glenarden. He was also the director of the Glenarden Voice of
Youth Choir.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:33 AM (t2KH5)

71 66 My Mom has just said that she wants a "small pistol."

Great--there are so many good choices now.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 07:32 AM (u5gzz)



The firearm or the deli sandwich?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:33 AM (zLP1L)

72 55
Global warming warning. Temperatures expected to set record breaking lows this weekend. One degree for the low.



But somehow a record-breaking low temperature will be evidence of the planet warming up. Shut up, they'll explain.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 07:24 AM (fbovC)

Bottomed out at 19F here last night.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:35 AM (t2KH5)

73 10
It appears San Diego has finally succumbed to the dreaded CA PC disease.


http://tinyurl.com/zb3p85f



Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:05 AM (t2KH5)

okay I have to take slight exception to this.
yeah it is kinda silly for the CA people to ban the use of the words "Founding Fathers" since (1) they really were mostly men and (2) referring to them as members of the male gender doesn't really offend anyone alive today.
But with the other examples I don't find them as egregious to be honest. What is wrong with referring to police officers as "police officers" instead of "policemen"? There are female police officers too.
The way I see it, there are two forms of "PC", the "mild" form and the "crazy" form. The mild form is just being respectful of those in your audience. Don't tell ethnic jokes in front of ethnic minorities, that kind of thing. The crazy form is straining to find any reason to be offended, which is stupid. Such as the whole "microaggressions" nonsense.
I think this example is closer to the mild form than the crazy form. I don't think anyone is saying that if you use the word "policeman" to describe police officers, that you are an evil sexist bigot h8r. Instead I think it is rather that when you are referring to a group of police officers, don't specifically single out only the male ones implicitly by the language used to describe them.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:35 AM (uZNvH)

74 There's a deli sandwich called a small pistol ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 11, 2016 07:36 AM (Z8DIA)

75 NJ wants to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Check out this scenario. You're an employer with pay of $25 an hour. Your business is very slightly profitable. You pay 25 employees an average of $10 an hour. If you pay them ONLY $1.00 an hour more than you no longer can pay yourself.

Instead of working for free you close your doors and 25 people lose their jobs. How can politicians be so fucking stupid?

Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 07:36 AM (fbovC)

76 "The firearm or the deli sandwich?"

You forced me to google, JJ. You New Yawkers are something.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 07:36 AM (u5gzz)

77
Conservatism is as dead as the GOP.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 11, 2016 07:33 AM (o9czK)

so what do you suggest should replace it? Trumpism?

what is your guiding philosophy on matters of state?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:36 AM (uZNvH)

78 Morning horde.

*wonders if i should work my magic on the EMT :-P

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 07:36 AM (KPWVs)

79
Tales of Woe from Hymietown:

I'm riding on the subway and a bedraggled bum gets on shopping cart in tow, muttering to himself. A few moments later, he shakes an almost empty bottle of water at me, spritzng me with what I prayed was just water with no biologically hazardous additives.

I said out loud "what the fuck?! and he half-heartedly said something like "yeah, what're you gonna do about it?!" The doors opened and then he shambled off at the next stop.

I was tempted to get up and kick the shit out of him but a) he's black and homeless and as such a protected species, and b) fucker could have been armed or jacked up on "drank."

I let it go and then boiled my face in molten selenium when I got home.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:38 AM (zLP1L)

80 So if "conservatism is dead", what is the alternative?

Certainly not socialism, I hope.

Populism is just essentially mob rule. Is that the next hotness?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:38 AM (uZNvH)

81 How can politicians be so fucking stupid?

Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 07:36 AM (fbovC)


I love the smell of rhetorical questions in the morning.

Just like sensitive government information is born secret, politicians are born fucking stupid.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 07:38 AM (Ix+HS)

82 68
There is absolutely nothing wrong with what Andrea said.



The GOP will have controlled the house for 9 of the last 11 congresses and has accomplished nothing.



Conservatism for all practical matters is a useless theory that
keeps congressmen in their sinecures and gives think tanks and members
of the "concerned Conservstive commentariate industrial complex"
something to do besides masterbate to pictures of FA Hayak and Ronald
Reagan.



Conservatism is as dead as the GOP.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 11, 2016 07:33 AM (o9czK)

What on God's earth makes you think congress = conservative? Not even Republican = conservative except in a few instances. If she had said congress I would agree with her, but she said "conservative" and that I do not agree with.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:39 AM (t2KH5)

83 'what is your guiding philosophy on matters of state?'

How about common f'n sense?

Posted by: freaked at February 11, 2016 07:40 AM (BO/km)

84
Conservatism isn't dead. It's a way of life rooted in human nature that all of us live by, even leftists.

What's dead is the weapons needed to espouse and fight for it. Namely, a political party, the media and most importantly the schools.

What's also dead are the brains of those who say conservatism is dead.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:41 AM (zLP1L)

85 78 Morning horde.

*wonders if i should work my magic on the EMT :-P
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 07:36 AM (KPWVs)

Eh... Maet needed to de-clutter the Barrel, anyway.

But don't mess with the Daywalkers. They will cut you.

Posted by: Gem at February 11, 2016 07:41 AM (c+gwp)

86 How about common f'n sense?

Posted by: freaked at February 11, 2016 07:40 AM (BO/km)

To the left, single payer healthcare is "common f'n sense". Are they wrong? If so, then why?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:41 AM (uZNvH)

87 J.J.

damn.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 11, 2016 07:42 AM (0O7c5)

88 The left has no common sense. They have a mental disorder.

Posted by: freaked at February 11, 2016 07:42 AM (BO/km)

89 How about common f'n sense?

That is what Obama thinks he is using. Ain't no such thing.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 11, 2016 07:42 AM (bZ7mE)

90 Morning all
Fuckin freezing here in NJ

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 07:42 AM (mw8Dm)

91 Populism is just essentially mob rule. Is that the next hotness?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:38 AM (uZNvH)


Boy are you way off the mark.

Populism is based on people, and a reaction to the They the Government UniParty.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 07:43 AM (Ix+HS)

92 87 J.J.

damn.....
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 11, 2016 07:42 AM (0O7c5)


It's only going to get worse. We've already had an inordinate amount of slashing attacks on the subway, and in broad daylight on well-traveled lines in decent neighborhoods.

Thank you Obama. Thank you DeBolshevik.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:43 AM (zLP1L)

93 Conservatism is not dead. Conservatives just have no representation in government.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:43 AM (t2KH5)

94 And that's why I don't hang out here much these days. Later.

Maybe.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2016 07:43 AM (NeFrd)

95 By common sense I mean logical and pragmatic thought. There is a distinct lack of that on the left.

Posted by: freaked at February 11, 2016 07:44 AM (BO/km)

96 @79

Ugh. I've had scary run-ins with street crazies but no one's ever dripped anything on me yet.

Awful.

Posted by: Gem at February 11, 2016 07:44 AM (c+gwp)

97 88 The left has no common sense. They have a mental disorder.
Posted by: freaked at February 11, 2016 07:42 AM (BO/km)

They may not have common sense but they certainly do not live by the creed that they espouse.

It's why conservatism isn't an ideology; it is a way of life of enlightened self-interest. There isn't a person on this planet that does not live this way. It's human nature.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:45 AM (zLP1L)

98 92 It's only going to get worse. We've already had an
inordinate amount of slashing attacks on the subway, and in broad
daylight on well-traveled lines in decent neighborhoods.



Thank you Obama. Thank you DeBolshevik.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:43 AM (zLP1L)

The first thing commie mayor did when elected was to start undoing the reforms that had been put in place to stop crime. And this is the result. Return to the bad old days in NYC.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:45 AM (t2KH5)

99 The way I see it, there are two forms of "PC", the
"mild" form and the "crazy" form. Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:35 AM


And the "crazy" form never, ever slides in to replace the "mild" form, amirite?

Unless you count your birthdays in the single digits, you have been around long enough to know that liberals' "fair and inclusive" strategy ALWAYS starts with a teensy-weensy "adjustment" to language, policies or standards. Adjust those standards so that five-foot-tall woman can become a firefighter, and everyone is happy! Take gender identification out of this one little place and all those placard-waving loons will just sit down and shut up and we'll all Just Get Along. Ditto for offering driver's-license handbooks in 72 different languages, etc., etc., etc.

It's the thin end of yet another wedge, CJ. If you think it stops with switching "Founding Fathers" to "Founders," I have some lakefront property in Death Valley you might like....

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 07:45 AM (GRl5a)

100 Yah, I'm doin' alright, getting no pay
The snow's so bright, I gotta wear shades

Plowin' the road, ain't nuclear science
I see crazy drivers, got no manners
Things are going great, and they're only gettin better
I'm doin alright, gettin no pay
My future's so bright, I gotta wear shades

Posted by: Bjorn Bjigski at February 11, 2016 07:46 AM (9D043)

101 Boy are you way off the mark.

Populism is based on people, and a reaction to the They the Government UniParty.


Without a guiding philosophy behind it, it will become mob rule, very, very quickly.

Y'all need to stop looking directly ahead at the problems facing us, take a deep breath, and look around and back at history. Right now a lot of you can't see the forest for the trees.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 11, 2016 07:46 AM (bZ7mE)

102 @77

Constitutionalism, classical liberalism, the enlightenment and logic and reason.

Or to put it slightly differently is it in the constitution, does it advance the cause of Liberty at both a personnel or societal level, what would Locke, Burke, et al say about it, does it make motherfucking sense, such as does it make motherfucking sense to change foundational realities that the founding fathers were men to please SJWs.

Apparently that sort of things is in the quiver in your "philosophical" Arsenal or is it simple contrarianism?

And I'd appreciate it if you would simply ignore my comments, I do not wish to engage you on any subject or any level.

Have a nice day.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 11, 2016 07:46 AM (o9czK)

103 96 @79

Ugh. I've had scary run-ins with street crazies but no one's ever dripped anything on me yet.

Awful.
Posted by: Gem at February 11, 2016 07:44 AM (c+gwp)


If I had had my CBD extendable steel baton, my inner Brooklyn teenager might have kicked in and you'd be reading about it in the papers.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:46 AM (zLP1L)

104 103 If I had had my CBD extendable steel baton, my inner Brooklyn teenager might have kicked in and you'd be reading about it in the papers.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:46 AM (zLP1L)


"Filthy Joo Assaults Innocent Honorable Man."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:47 AM (zLP1L)

105 JJ,

That sucks. I'm at a total loss when dealing with folks like that.

But MOAR!! public transportation is the cure!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 07:47 AM (KPWVs)

106 To re-familiarize yourself with common sense I suggest a little pamphlet by Thomas Paine.

Posted by: freaked at February 11, 2016 07:47 AM (BO/km)

107 Proper English used to be that referring to men and women, or just a person of unknown sex ... man was the proper term, non gender specific. "Mankind" is the simplest example. Man shall not live by bread alone. But woman shall? Of course not. "Man" is all inclusive, per context.

Women get their own special term, whereas man can mean male, mixed, or female. Mankind, policeman, same deal. Or it was until the feminazis stepped in and demanded they not be "discriminated against" ... language must be changed per their demand. It's a power trip thing for them.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 11, 2016 07:48 AM (5Gpe2)

108 US Jews slam Cruzs evangelical backer
Democratic group demands explanation for Republican candidates enthusiastic acceptance of endorsement by preacher who has said that God sent Hitler to hunt Jews because they did not accept Jesus.

I'm a Cruz guy but he better disown this guy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 07:48 AM (mw8Dm)

109 94 And that's why I don't hang out here much these days. Later.

Maybe.
-------------------------------------------------------

Wait, wut?!

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 07:48 AM (TxJGV)

110 98 The first thing commie mayor did when elected was to start undoing the reforms that had been put in place to stop crime. And this is the result. Return to the bad old days in NYC.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:45 AM (t2KH5)


Where have you gone, Bernhard Goetz,
Our nation needs your .44 and you, woo-woo-woo . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:49 AM (zLP1L)

111 Flower and chocolate day can go suck a ****.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 11, 2016 07:49 AM (OvUux)

112 PAINE 2016!

It has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 07:50 AM (u5gzz)

113 108 I'm a Cruz guy but he better disown this guy
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 07:48 AM (mw8Dm)


Ditto and I assume he will.

I also smell a set-up by people with money. Trump, Rove, Bransatd, Langone. Take your pick.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:50 AM (zLP1L)

114
Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 07:45 AM (GRl5a)

No of course they are going to push the "crazy PC" nonsense, as they are doing.
But all I am saying is that our response to this shouldn't be to toss out ALL of the so-called "PCness" and give ourselves a license to just be rude and crass and boorish. I don't think there is anything wrong with being respectful and mindful of your intended audience. Just because the left goes crazy thinking that every single word in the dictionary is some sort of microagression, doesn't mean that we should react by telling off-color jokes.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:50 AM (uZNvH)

115 Cloyd, I was reading an article just yesterday about the little .22 Magnum from Hornady as a CC round. Fairly impressive and easier to control.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 11, 2016 07:50 AM (9ym/8)

116 105 JJ,

That sucks. I'm at a total loss when dealing with folks like that.

But MOAR!! public transportation is the cure!
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 07:47 AM (KPWVs)


Mononucleosis!, er, MONORAIL!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:51 AM (zLP1L)

117
Creepteaching 101 will soon be a mandatory course in the rigorous curriculum for getting an Education "degree". You heard it here first.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 11, 2016 07:51 AM (BK3ZS)

118 He threatened her in an attention-grabbing Tweet and, when she saw the
tweet she tossed a tea in his face (which he deserved) and then he
assaulted her.


As much as I agree he deserved the tea, it's kind of
too bad she did it because now I expect the school will have to take disciplinary action against her "assaulting" the brother if they don't want BLM et al to trash the campus.

Depressing.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at February 11, 2016 07:51 AM (d1RNN)

119 This post is embarrassingly short.

Posted by: Long Cat at February 11, 2016 07:51 AM (bS6uW)

120 JJ, I remember back in the bad old days when my wife and I were walking down Broadway one evening, window-shopping all the stuff we couldn't afford, and a homeless bum tried to reach out and hit her. No provocation and no warning. He missed.

It's all coming back.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 07:52 AM (TxJGV)

121 Posted by: Grey Fox at February 11, 2016 07:46 AM (bZ7mE)

Right now, compared to what we have, mob rule looks pretty good to me, especially mob rule overrunning Congress, taking no prisoners. You actually think things like voting are going to fix our problems?

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 07:52 AM (Ix+HS)

122 Rick Snyder, the governor of Michigan, has just taken the George Bush route in responding to Hillary's charge that he poisoned children because he wanted to save money.

He didn't attack back.

Instead of calling Hillary a demented old fool and explaining that the Flint water problem was caused by (black) democrats in Flint who didn't want to deal with (black) democrats in Detroit.

So fucking stupid.

Any time some brain addled republican wants to "take the high road" and try to solve problems without pointing fingers, he should be hit up side the head with a baseball bat.

When are we going to learn?

Posted by: jwest at February 11, 2016 07:52 AM (Zs4uk)

123 F the left. If someone gets offended by the word policeman they are stupid. You know what's offensive? Beyonce is offensive.

Posted by: freaked at February 11, 2016 07:52 AM (BO/km)

124
Posted by: Kreplach at February 11, 2016 07:46 AM (o9czK)


You are describing constitutional conservatism, the thing that you said was dead.


And what did I ever do to piss you off?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:52 AM (uZNvH)

125 I remember Mitt Romney being accused of racism for simply having the audacity to run against Obama.
______________________________________________

56
"On the rare times that the Republicans actually oppose Shit Midas they always accuse them of racism."

Even
when the Vichy GOP actively collaborate with Obama, they're _still_
going to get accused of racism, for not having done so extensively and
energetically enough.



Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 07:25 AM (noWW6)

Posted by: Pyrocles at February 11, 2016 07:53 AM (MYMcU)

126 Holocaust survivors expressed outrage Wednesday after an Austrian prosecutor appeared to justify an article in a far-right magazine calling people liberated from the Mauthausen concentration camp a criminal plague.

Austria was no better than Germany in WW2...and I give you Kurt Waldheim

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 07:54 AM (mw8Dm)

127 118 Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at February 11, 2016 07:51 AM (d1RNN)
----------------------------------------------

Agreed. I prefer open-and-shut with no wiggle room for the BLM-enablers.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 07:54 AM (TxJGV)

128
Here's a link to the 'evangelical' Cruz endorser that NGU mentions...

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4764958,00.html

Yeah, Cruz better disavow that shit quickly.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 07:54 AM (fbovC)

129
NGU:

Do you have a link to the pro-Hitler preacher endorsing Cruz?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:54 AM (zLP1L)

130
Never mind. Ugg Boots has ESP.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:55 AM (zLP1L)

131 Lee Baca, former L.A. County sheriff, has pleaded guilty to lying to the Feds. He's facing a whopping 6 months in the clink, max.

http://tinyurl.com/gl8tdka

(LA Times)

Not bad for obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and probably RICO violations of the law. Plus, I'm go out on a limb here and guess that he gets to keep his multi 100K pension.

Too big to jail.

This, in many ways, is the story of TFG.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 11, 2016 07:55 AM (gyKtp)

132 Do you have a link to the pro-Hitler preacher endorsing Cruz?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:54 AM (zLP1L)

Just the Ynet Article that ugg ( and thanks ugg boots) boots posted above

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 07:55 AM (mw8Dm)

133 "Cloyd, I was reading an article just yesterday about the little .22 Magnum from Hornady as a CC round. Fairly impressive and easier to control."

Yeah, I think .22 mag has all kinds of potential. I'm a little recoil-averse when it comes to handguns, but I can handle 9mm and .38 just fine. I'd really like to try out .22 mag in a pocket pistol.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 07:55 AM (u5gzz)

134 Just because the left goes crazy thinking that every single word in the dictionary is some sort of microagression, doesn't mean that we should react by telling off-color jokes.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:50 AM (uZNvH)


Why the fuck not? You do not value free speech. Besides, PC is a commie plot. I won't play by commie rules.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 07:56 AM (Ix+HS)

135 jwest, totally agree. It is beyond stupid to willingly serve as a punching bag to the corrupt Democrats. Challenge the Hillary bitch to "say it to my face", to use her words, and debate her on Flint TV.

C'mon Snyder- fight back, you fool.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 07:56 AM (TxJGV)

136 @79. Tales of Woe from Hymietown
posted by: J.J. Sefton

lord. How can any sane person live in such a god-forsaken place? But then, I guess it beats Philadelphia.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 11, 2016 07:56 AM (Bbcs8)

137

Brace yourself.

This is what is happening all over the "free" world.

Video: Calais Woman's Gut-Wrenching Testimony of Migrant Invasion
"And they say this is for 'cultural enrichment.'"


http://bit.ly/1o6dHxY

It is heartbreaking, and it makes you so angry.

Absolutely insane.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 07:57 AM (qCMvj)

138 I think this example is closer to the mild form than the crazy form. I don't think anyone is saying that if you use the word "policeman" to describe police officers, that you are an evil sexist bigot h8r. Instead I think it is rather that when you are referring to a group of police officers, don't specifically single out only the male ones implicitly by the language used to describe them.
Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:35 AM (uZNvH)

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

One thing leads to another. I guess you weren't around in the 1990's when "chairman" became "chair".

The move to gender neutral terms is part of the progressive play to eliminate gender as any sort of natural construct.

Instead of eliminating "policeman" why not refer to police women as "policewoman"?


You know why they won't do that? Because they believe that gender is a completely artificial societal construction that leads to unjust inequities.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 07:57 AM (LXJ1e)

139 Why the fuck not? You do not value free speech. Besides, PC is a commie plot. I won't play by commie rules.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 07:56 AM (Ix+HS)

Do you believe in being polite?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:58 AM (uZNvH)

140
I cannot imagine Ted Cruz knowing about this. It makes zero sense. I'm sure a denouncement is forthcoming and that the MFM and the GOP will not let it go.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 07:58 AM (zLP1L)

141 But all I am saying is that our response to this shouldn't be to toss out ALL of the so-called "PCness" and give ourselves a license to just be rude and crass and boorish. I don't think there is anything wrong with being respectful and mindful of your intended audience. Just because the left goes crazy thinking that every single word in the dictionary is some sort of microagression, doesn't mean that we should react by telling off-color jokes.


I have no idea how you got from A to B here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 11, 2016 07:58 AM (rwI+c)

142 Obama says they will meet climate change (BS) goals despite SCOTUS ruling. Which I take to mean he will simply ignore the ruling because impeachment is off the table.


http://tinyurl.com/z77annt

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:07 AM (t2KH5)



Funny how when the SC ruled on gay marriage it was the law of the land and no one dare oppose it because the SC gave its okay. But now that they've ruled against the king, who cares what they say

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2016 07:58 AM (45oDG)

143 "You actually think things like voting are going to fix our problems?"

I no longer believe voting can address our problems. That's a frightening thought when one considers the alternatives, but this is where we are.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 07:59 AM (u5gzz)

144 Just the Ynet Article that ugg ( and thanks ugg boots) boots posted above
Posted by: Nevergiveup

No problem. That was just so bizzare I had to look it up myself.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 07:59 AM (fbovC)

145 133 Yeah, I think .22 mag has all kinds of potential.
I'm a little recoil-averse when it comes to handguns, but I can handle
9mm and .38 just fine. I'd really like to try out .22 mag in a pocket
pistol.





Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 07:55 AM (u5gzz)

I used to have a pistol with interchangeable cylinders for .22 and .22 mag. I shot 1 box of the magnums and didn't buy anymore. They were expensive, which defeats the reason for having a .22 to begin with, and they were incredibly loud.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 08:00 AM (t2KH5)

146
Meanwhile, Obama sits in Wright's "church" for 20 years, has his brats baptized by him and has Ayers name his sham autobiography after one of his sermons but NEVER EVER heard him say anything bad about America, Jooz, capitalism, etc.

I really do smell a fucking rat with this thing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:00 AM (zLP1L)

147 I'm convinced of one thing - if Mike Lee was running for president - people would be hell bent on proving he wasn't conservative.

Posted by: Reality Man at February 11, 2016 08:00 AM (Ch0fq)

148 122 Rick Snyder, the governor of Michigan, has just taken the George Bush route in responding to Hillary's charge that he poisoned children because he wanted to save money.

He didn't attack back.

Instead of calling Hillary a demented old fool and explaining that the Flint water problem was caused by (black) democrats in Flint who didn't want to deal with (black) democrats in Detroit.

So fucking stupid.

Any time some brain addled republican wants to "take the high road" and try to solve problems without pointing fingers, he should be hit up side the head with a baseball bat.

When are we going to learn?
Posted by: jwest at February 11, 2016 07:52 AM (Zs4uk)

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

They like being punching bags. You can draw a straight line from that kind of attitude to the rise of Trump.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 08:01 AM (LXJ1e)

149 "Yeah, I think .22 mag has all kinds of potential. "


They wrote(and I hadn't read this before) that it was displaying similar ballistics to a garden variety .380 when fired into gel.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 11, 2016 08:01 AM (9ym/8)

150 147 I'm convinced of one thing - if Mike Lee was running for president - people would be hell bent on proving he wasn't conservative.
Posted by: Reality Man at February 11, 2016 08:00 AM (Ch0fq)


He who controls the language and the message wins. Alinsky tactics practiced by our putative side.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:02 AM (zLP1L)

151 Do you believe in being polite?

Not by force.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 11, 2016 08:02 AM (oVJmc)

152 Why do religious nuts always predict death to adherents of other religions? What is the death and end-times fascination? I just don't get it.

I personally would threaten them with no cheerleaders and bad beer. If you do not convert, your waitress will be ugly, resentful and crack mean jokes about you to her friends and you will be condemned to drink Miller High Life forever!

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 08:02 AM (TxJGV)

153 Brace yourself.

This is what is happening all over the "free" world.

Video: Calais Woman's Gut-Wrenching Testimony of Migrant Invasion
"And they say this is for 'cultural enrichment.'"

http://bit.ly/1o6dHxY

It is heartbreaking, and it makes you so angry.

Absolutely insane.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 07:57 AM (qCMvj)



They need to arm themselves and start another resistance movement.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2016 08:03 AM (45oDG)

154 C'mon Snyder- fight back, you fool.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 07:56 AM (TxJGV)


This was the same shit Bush pulled.

Stay above the fray. Wait for the media to lay out the facts and show how wrongfully the poor republican has been accused.

Fucking idiots.

Now it will be written in stone that Snyder poisoned kids (like all republicans do) to save money (to give to the rich, because that's what we do).

Snyder was by far the best candidate for governor of Michigan, but there has to be a training camp where we can send new and prospective officials to learn how to handle crisis situations.

Where's all the Koch money when you need it?

Posted by: jwest at February 11, 2016 08:03 AM (Zs4uk)

155

The government granted up to $750 million in Obamacare tax credits to 500,000 persons who weren't eligible, many of whom may have been illegal immigrants, a Senate report says.


So what are they doing about it?

Probably reassigning the drones responsible, their target was to enrich 1 million future Democratic voters.

Posted by: Jean at February 11, 2016 08:03 AM (cXiMR)

156 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2016 08:03 AM (geVJ9)

157 152 Why do religious nuts always predict death to adherents of other religions? What is the death and end-times fascination? I just don't get it.

I personally would threaten them with no cheerleaders and bad beer. If you do not convert, your waitress will be ugly, resentful and crack mean jokes about you to her friends and you will be condemned to drink Miller High Life forever!
Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 08:02 AM (TxJGV)


So, the afterlife will be Ed Debevic's?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:03 AM (zLP1L)

158 So you like donuts, eh? Here, have all the donuts in the world! Muhahaha.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 11, 2016 08:03 AM (rwI+c)

159 Do you believe in being polite?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:58 AM (uZNvH)


Only the first time. Why do you play the commie PC game? That make you feel superior?

Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 08:04 AM (Ix+HS)

160
NJ wants to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour.


Check out this scenario. You're an employer with pay of $25 an hour. Your business is very slightly profitable. You pay 25 employees an average of $10 an hour. If you pay them ONLY $1.00 an hour more than you no longer can pay yourself.


Instead of working for free you close your doors and 25 people lose their jobs. How can politicians be so fucking stupid?Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 07:36 AM (fbovC)
Why should the politician care? He still has his phoney-baloney job. And there are still plenty of other businesses that he can get his bribes from. And if the business closes, so what? Where's the owner going to go? Out of state? The sucker will still be living in NJ, paying ever higher taxes because he's too poor to leave.If every politician in this country woke up each morning pissing their pants wondering if this is the day an armed mob would string them up, this would be a much better place.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2016 08:04 AM (X6fMO)

161 Thanks, JJS, first real laugh of the day.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 11, 2016 08:04 AM (Z8DIA)

162
Speaking of Ted Cruz, some super pac I never heard of has a war chest that is being used for attacking Ted Cruz.

Turns out it's headed by . . . Terry Branstad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:05 AM (zLP1L)

163 I really do smell a fucking rat with this thing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:00 AM


Just another instance in which Cruzer was hornswoggled, bamboozled and flimflammed, right?

The boy ought to man up and take responsibility for once.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 08:05 AM (GRl5a)

164 "They need to arm themselves and start another resistance movement.Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2016 08:03 AM (45oDG)"

As do we, but I didn't say that.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 08:05 AM (u5gzz)

165 "Tales of Woe from Hymietown: I'm riding on the subway and a bedraggled bum gets on shopping cart
in tow, muttering to himself. A few moments later, he shakes an almost
empty bottle of water at me, spritzng me with what I prayed was just
water with no biologically hazardous additives."

It's de Blasio, man, I'm telling you.

The guy dropped the groundhog. Total amateur move. Way out of his depth. You NEVER drop the groundhog.

So many ancient maledictions, evil eyes, hexes, and curses will now descend upon New York City that it's not even funny.

Hell, the groundhog _bit_ Mike Bloomberg. Did he drop it? Hell no! Whatever else you may say about Tiny Mike, at least he understands what's at stake. He held on to that big rodent for dear life.

The groundhog: do not drop it.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:05 AM (noWW6)

166 The proper response by Cruz should be Who?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 11, 2016 08:06 AM (rwI+c)

167 161 Thanks, JJS, first real laugh of the day.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 11, 2016 08:04 AM (Z8DIA)


I assume you are referring to something other than my bum encounter?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:06 AM (zLP1L)

168
They need to arm themselves and start another resistance movement.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2016 08:03 AM (45oDG)


she mention a small crowd went out to protest, including a well regarded General, and even he was dragged out and arrested...

yes, a good example of guns needed

the police are doing nothing
the newspapers, tv and radio won't report it

the city is dead

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:07 AM (qCMvj)

169 163 I really do smell a fucking rat with this thing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:00 AM

Just another instance in which Cruzer was hornswoggled, bamboozled and flimflammed, right?

The boy ought to man up and take responsibility for once.
Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 08:05 AM (GRl5a)


Y'know that really is a cheap shot, dude. If he does not come out and disown this soon, then yeah it's serious. But at least let the man eat his fucking waffle this morning.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:08 AM (zLP1L)

170 I remember when Dick Cheney sent a hurricane to New Orleans.

George Bush sat on his hands, holding back food and water while people turned to cannibalism, eating the rotting corpses after raping babies.

All because the people in New Orleans were black.

There were rumors that there was another side of the story, but it never came out. Bush promised to do better next time, so he admitted guilt.

Why are republicans so fucking evil?

Posted by: jwest at February 11, 2016 08:08 AM (Zs4uk)

171 I watched the entire Ted Cruz event when he announced his candidacy. He mentioned Israel and his support for them many times before an evangelical audience, who also applauded their support.

I suspect he'll have something to say about the whack job.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 08:08 AM (fbovC)

172 J.J.

i hope you can protect yourself.....even a can of soda in a plastic back......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 11, 2016 08:08 AM (0O7c5)

173 22mag is a good round, but you need decent barrel to enjoy it. The length of the cartridge make handgun ergo difficult. I carry a 4in NAA in 22mag for critters up at the farm. Works well, loud as hell.

Posted by: Jean at February 11, 2016 08:09 AM (cXiMR)

174 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 11, 2016 08:09 AM (ZQfW9)

175 172 J.J.

i hope you can protect yourself.....even a can of soda in a plastic back......
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 11, 2016 08:08 AM (0O7c5)


I know a couple of krav maga moves, but I really need that CBD steel stick.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:09 AM (zLP1L)

176 The proper response by Cruz should be Who?
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 11, 2016 08:06 AM (rwI+c)


Yeah but I think the article said Cruz gladly accepted the endorsement...I am sure he did not know, but he has to clear that up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 08:09 AM (mw8Dm)

177 *get in a better mood.... get in a better mood...


Sucks when you're thinking 'SHUT THE F**k UP!!!!' in your head when you hear the lady greeting people from the metro.

Coffee. Yes please.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 08:09 AM (/CXhS)

178 i hope you can protect yourself.....even a can of soda in a plastic back......


I always carry my nickles in a sock, officer.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 11, 2016 08:09 AM (rwI+c)

179 If every politician in this country woke up each morning pissing their pants wondering if this is the day an armed mob would string them up, this would be a much better place.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2016 08:04 AM (X6fMO)


Hear! Hear!

"When the People fear the Government, there is Tyranny; when the Government fears the People, there is Liberty." ~ Some Old Dead White Dude

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 08:10 AM (Ix+HS)

180 I know a couple of krav maga moves, but I really need that CBD steel stick.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:09 AM (zLP1L)

Surely that's illegal. Isn't it?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 08:10 AM (/CXhS)

181 Mr. Scribbler needs to man up and accept responsibility for the fact that the Democrats endorse his negative opinion of Cruz.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 11, 2016 08:11 AM (bZ7mE)

182 So, the afterlife will be Ed Debevic's?
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Only for the Lutherans

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 08:11 AM (TxJGV)

183 I know a couple of krav maga moves, but I really need that CBD steel stick.



4" long with an internal diameter of .357?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2016 08:11 AM (geVJ9)

184 The mastermind behind the 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery, in which two Nyack police officers and a security guard were killed, has been released from federal prison after serving half his 60-year sentence.

He's a Black Panther, and the daddy of the dead rapper Tupac Shakur.

http://tinyurl.com/zsjqrt2

(Lohud News, part of USA Today network)

Ya know, there was a time when killing cops was considered bad. The article goes on to note that Bill Clinton pardoned a couple more actors in the Brinks job on his last day in office. One of them, Kathy Boudin, is currently a professor at Columbia U.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 11, 2016 08:13 AM (gyKtp)

185 @165 With God as his witness, he thought groundhogs could fly.
I thought I'd research this a little to make sure it was really deBlasio, and not a WKRP episode, and found this heartbreaking tale which has curiously gone unremarked-upon here:

http://tinyurl.com/jkmpj48

The Winnipeg groundhog died just before Groundhog Day. Imaginge the meteorological imprecations. And its name was..."Willow."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 08:13 AM (xq1UY)

186 The mastermind behind the 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery, in which two Nyack police officers and a security guard were killed, has been released from federal prison after serving half his 60-year sentence.

He's a Black Panther, and the daddy of the dead rapper Tupac Shakur.

http://tinyurl.com/zsjqrt2

(Lohud News, part of USA Today network)

Ya know, there was a time when killing cops was considered bad. The article goes on to note that Bill Clinton pardoned a couple more actors in the Brinks job on his last day in office. One of them, Kathy Boudin, is currently a professor at Columbia U.
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 11, 2016 08:13 AM (gyKtp)


Makes me want to puke

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 08:14 AM (mw8Dm)

187 Y'know that really is a cheap shot, dude.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:08 AM


Yeah, I know Teflon Ted has Protected Status, and should be given all the time in the world to cover his tracks. It just ain't fair to hold him responsible for...anything.

At what point will his followers expect him to stand up for what he says and does?

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 08:14 AM (GRl5a)

188 "I used to have a pistol with interchangeable cylinders for .22 and .22
mag. I shot 1 box of the magnums and didn't buy anymore. They were
expensive, which defeats the reason for having a .22 to begin with, and
they were incredibly loud."

.357 Magnum has traditionally been more expensive than .38 Special, even though they too will shoot from the same weapon, but it is also considerably higher performing, and a more capable defense round. I am a cheapskate, but I don't want to pinch pennies if lives are on the line.

As for "incredibly loud", yeah, I would not be in a hurry to fire a magnum load, even a little .22 mag, in a confined hallway. Trying to keep what hearing I have left.

Note though that Mr. Goblin and his criminal pals don't like loud noises. First off, they don't like anything that attracts attention and gets cops called, and powerful muzzle reports do just that. Also, at a purely psychological level, a pumpkin sized fireball plus matching sound effects can be very intimidating.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:14 AM (noWW6)

189 Trey Goudy has a feevah and the only cure is more amnesty.

Posted by: Valiant at February 11, 2016 08:15 AM (2bqlb)

190 "I carry a 4in NAA in 22mag for critters up at the farm. Works well, loud as hell."


They were testing it in a little NA Arms revolver in the write-up I read. Very interesting what it was doing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 11, 2016 08:15 AM (9ym/8)

191 "every politician in this country woke up each morning pissing their pants wondering if this is the day an armed mob would string them up, this would be a much better place"

There's an H. Beam Piper semi-short story (think it's calledLone Star Planet) wherein election to any public office carried with it a loss of the immunities of an ordinary citizen, so an irate constituent could horsewhip his representative on the steps of congress for advocating a progressive income tax, and only earn the praise of all decent people.

Accountability !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 11, 2016 08:15 AM (Z8DIA)

192 Mr. Scribbler needs to man up and accept responsibility for the fact that the Democrats endorse his negative opinion of Cruz.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 11, 2016 08:11 AM


Nice deflection, bro.

Truth does not wear a party label.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 08:16 AM (GRl5a)

193 you will be condemned to drink Miller High Life forever!
Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 08:02 AM (TxJGV)

That's really sadistic, MTF.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 11, 2016 08:16 AM (P8951)

194 Video: Calais Woman's Gut-Wrenching Testimony of Migrant Invasion

"And they say this is for 'cultural enrichment

Mass immigration and diversity will quickly accomplish what conservatives have been unable to do: destroy liberalism. Their whole fantasy world will be swept away with everything good in this country. There are no unicorns and rainbows in third world hell holes.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 11, 2016 08:18 AM (1BQGO)

195 Right, it was the observation about Ed Debevic's.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 11, 2016 08:18 AM (Z8DIA)

196 A downside of .22mag, though: antiquated rimfire cartridge.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:19 AM (noWW6)

197 Sucks when you're thinking 'SHUT THE F**k UP!!!!' in your head when you hear the lady greeting people from the metro.

Coffee. Yes please.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 08:09 AM (/CXhS)

There's

Posted by: Mainah at February 11, 2016 08:19 AM (659DL)

198 187 Yeah, I know Teflon Ted has Protected Status, and should be given all the time in the world to cover his tracks. It just ain't fair to hold him responsible for...anything.

At what point will his followers expect him to stand up for what he says and does?
Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 08:14 AM (GRl5a)


A) When you and anyone else proves beyond all doubt that he wholeheartedly accepts and approves the endorsement of a whacko-Nazi

B) He's not Teflon. His record on aggregate when you weigh the positives versus the negatives far exceeds that of ANY other candidate.

That is why he has my support as the nominee. Please don't accuse me or any of his supporters of being mindless and blind to his wrong votes and positions. I and we are well aware of them.

If you want to compare dirty laundry, then you (the royal you) are in for a very rude awakening.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:20 AM (zLP1L)

199 No one here is advocating "enforced politeness", sheesh

Only the first time. Why do you play the commie PC game? That make you feel superior?



Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 08:04 AM (Ix+HS)

But see this is part of the problem, labeling attempts to be polite as part of some sinister communist PC conspiracy.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 08:20 AM (uZNvH)

200 Remember, the $15/hour crows WANTS youbto lose your job! That way you'll be a Democratic voter for life on the dole. See England and add unchecked immigration and lax drug laws to the grasshopper agenda.

Posted by: Jean at February 11, 2016 08:21 AM (cXiMR)

201 ucks when you're thinking 'SHUT THE F**k UP!!!!' in your head when you hear the lady greeting people from the metro.

Coffee. Yes please.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 08:09 AM (/CXhS)

There's
Posted by: Mainah at February 11, 2016 08:19 AM (659DL)

Wow, I don't even know what I hit that posted that. Anyway, yeah, there's a guy at Rosslyn sometimes who is WAY to loud for the morning. And the trumpet man who sits down by Pennsylvania and 18th. There's nothing like standing there waiting for the walk signal and he launches into the first song as loud as he can play.

Posted by: Mainah at February 11, 2016 08:22 AM (659DL)

202 Ricardo Kill,

Morning. Just to clarify this...


514 "And prayers up for all the horde. Scrolling up and it seems the majority of us need it so sent many times over."


Settle down, Francis. Maet made a whole ONT on you.


Own up and enjoy.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 10, 2016 11:48 PM (9ym/
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I was enjoying it. When I mentioned prayers for the horde it was because when I refreshed I noticed a couple prayer requests and just replied in general. It wasn't a snarky comment.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 08:22 AM (/CXhS)

203 184 Posted by: GnuBreed at February 11, 2016 08:13 AM (gyKtp)
------------------------------------------------

Shakur's Wikipedia page is unintentionally hilarious, and not just because it goes to obvious lengths to avoid mentioning his crimes. Calling him "Dr." (he once tried to become an acupuncturist, apparently), and describing his "career". For some reason, BLM types regard Shakur as a political prisoner. Lord only knows why.

http://bit.ly/1Tab9Kx

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 08:22 AM (TxJGV)

204 @153 I read the "Calaisienne" speech last night, and was struck with, in the odd context of the translation subtitles being set next to the time references like classicist's lineation or chapter-and-verse, how much the narrative read like something from the Book of Isaiah. Especially the closing lines, "They had only to ask..." Biblical. And not in the nice way, either.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 08:22 AM (xq1UY)

205 Dow futures plunge 300 as Europe tanks; 10-year breaks below 1.6%

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 08:22 AM (mw8Dm)

206 Nice deflection, bro.

Truth does not wear a party label.


Just trying to point out the implications of your way of assigning blame.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 11, 2016 08:23 AM (bZ7mE)

207 Those ads for that giant teddy bear for Valentines day make me laugh. The last damned thing I would want would be a stupid giant stuffed animal. I can't imagine anybody over the age of 8 being thrilled about getting one for Valentine's Day. So Morons - really, a card and flowers or dinner is just fine.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 11, 2016 08:23 AM (P8951)

208 I support Ted Cruz for President. He needs, to as NGU said, clear up his opinion about this awful comment by a evangelical saying the Jews deserved the holocaust. However, I am not a "follower' of Ted Cruz. I am a follower of one individual- who never ran for political office and doesn't endorse political parties. i also follow my own selfish and, prideful feelings too often but that's another issue, because if we're going to talk about "followers" of candidates rather than supporters I will feel perfectly fine with talking about "followers" of Donald Trump

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2016 08:24 AM (w4NZ8)

209 193 Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 11, 2016 08:16 AM (P8951)
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Heh- it is!

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 08:24 AM (TxJGV)

210 Mass immigration and diversity will quickly accomplish what conservatives have been unable to do: destroy liberalism. Their whole fantasy world will be swept away with everything good in this country. There are no unicorns and rainbows in third world hell holes.
Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 11, 2016 08:18 AM (1BQGO)


if you look at what happened in Calais on a more local level, you are seeing the BLM, the Occupy, and the Knock Out, and the Storm and Steal the Shops groups right here in America -- already happening

asking for free this and that

in the video, they want 2000 euros/mo, a car, a house, and they are stealing everything from every shop and off of every person

that is what the left has given us in 8 years alone

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:24 AM (qCMvj)

211 Wow, I don't even know what I hit that posted that. Anyway, yeah, there's a guy at Rosslyn sometimes who is WAY to loud for the morning. And the trumpet man who sits down by Pennsylvania and 18th. There's nothing like standing there waiting for the walk signal and he launches into the first song as loud as he can play.
Posted by: Mainah at February 11, 2016 08:22 AM (659DL)

LMAO. Outside of Corner Bakery

And this woman means well, but damn her voice is grating. GOOOOOOOD MORNING!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 08:24 AM (/CXhS)

212 >>>>The Winnipeg groundhog died just before Groundhog Day. Imaginge the meteorological imprecations. And its name was..."Willow."
.
.
.
.Willow is dead?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 11, 2016 08:24 AM (iONHu)

213 Morning, content providers!

Yesterday I was stiff & sore a lot. This morning it all seems to have settled in my lower back. I'm gettting creaking old, but this is unusual for me, and I wonder if it has something to do with the tick I pulled out of my armpit several days ago. Man, I hate bloodsuckers!

Joys of country livin'.

And how's your day going?

Posted by: mindful webworker - 500 megahurtz at February 11, 2016 08:25 AM (chFFu)

214
Who won-

Ace VS 50SoG


in last night's ONT?

Posted by: naturalfake at February 11, 2016 08:26 AM (KUa85)

215 Posted by: mindful webworker - 500 megahurtz at February 11, 2016 08:25 AM (chFFu)

Maybe go get it checked out?

I'm not in the country-country but we have ticks here too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2016 08:28 AM (w4NZ8)

216 Those ads for that giant teddy bear for Valentines day make me laugh. The last damned thing I would want would be a stupid giant stuffed animal. I can't imagine anybody over the age of 8 being thrilled about getting one for Valentine's Day. So Morons - really, a card and flowers or dinner is just fine.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 11, 2016 08:23 AM (P8951)


chocolate works for me!

But, I always give a gift of chocolates to my husband too, because he loves it as well. Or, we just buy one box for both of us.

As I was trying to reserve a dinner this week (not for Valentines Day, but for a much later date), I noticed all of the V-Day special menus. Not a fan of going out on V-Day. I'd rather be home on the couch snuggling and watching something together. And eating chocolate.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:28 AM (qCMvj)

217 Willow is dead?

Even worse apparently...Canadian.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 08:28 AM (659DL)

218 R Kill, I have the longer barrel NAA. Not sure if I would cook it off in the tiny ones.

Posted by: Jean at February 11, 2016 08:29 AM (cXiMR)

219 I read ace's live blog of that movie for stupid women.It was as bad as I expected it to be.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2016 08:29 AM (B48dK)

220 To the left, single payer healthcare is "common f'n sense". Are they wrong? If so, then why?
Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:41 AM (uZNvH)
______________________

We already have one segment of our society experiencing the wonders of single-payer healthcare: military veterans. How's that working out? Do people really want "healthcare" like the VA provides?

Or how about Medicaid, another single-payer example. Poor people who want their head colds treated go to the ER. They don't want to walk or pay for a cab, so they call an ambulance instead. And hey, why not? They're not the ones paying the bills, so what difference does it make?

And how does anyone think single-payer would work in a first world nation that has wide-open borders and millions of third world poor pouring in every year?

Single-payer healthcare would only be "common f*cking sense" if we had a government that was efficient and competent and ethical, closed borders, and a population that was responsible and honorable. We don't have those things, so single-payer would not work.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 11, 2016 08:29 AM (df5V4)

221 207 Those ads for that giant teddy bear for Valentines day make me laugh. The last damned thing I would want would be a stupid giant stuffed animal. I can't imagine anybody over the age of 8 being thrilled about getting one for Valentine's Day. So Morons - really, a card and flowers or dinner is just fine.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 11, 2016 08:23 AM (P8951)

Posted by: Vermont Teddy Bear at February 11, 2016 08:29 AM (/CXhS)

222 Honk if you have a classified email from Hillary.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 08:29 AM (659DL)

223 .Willow is dead?

So soon after Buzzion, too.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 11, 2016 08:29 AM (oVJmc)

224 Yesterday I was stiff & sore a lot. This morning it all seems to have settled in my lower back. I'm gettting creaking old, but this is unusual for me, and I wonder if it has something to do with the tick I pulled out of my armpit several days ago. 


Yeah, you better look up the symptoms of rocky mountain spotted fever, just to be safe. Had a neighbor at the Jersey shore who died of it. Healthy one day, sick the next, dead the third day.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 08:31 AM (fbovC)

225 LMAO. Outside of Corner Bakery

And this woman means well, but damn her voice is grating. GOOOOOOOD MORNING!!
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 08:24 AM (/CXhS)

LOL, that's him!

Speaking of grating voices, I haven't heard it in a while so I think metro finally pulled it, but there's a safety message narrated by a woman's voice that is just awful. "Excuse. Me. Is that. Your bag. Such small words. Can Mean. So Much. Safety...." Hearing it makes me want to rip my own ears off.

Posted by: Mainah at February 11, 2016 08:31 AM (659DL)

226 @153 I read the "Calaisienne" speech last night, and was struck with, in the odd context of the translation subtitles being set next to the time references like classicist's lineation or chapter-and-verse, how much the narrative read like something from the Book of Isaiah. Especially the closing lines, "They had only to ask..." Biblical. And not in the nice way, either.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 08:22 AM (xq1UY)


good point

the video seems to be going viral, and it should

and, THIS is why Trump is winning

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:32 AM (qCMvj)

227 Iran releasing the picture of our soldier in tears. May the o administration rot in the lowest level of Hell.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 11, 2016 08:33 AM (MZJvu)

228 Yesterday I was stiff & sore a lot. This morning it all seems to have settled in my lower back. I'm gettting creaking old, but this is unusual for me, and I wonder if it has something to do with the tick I pulled out of my armpit several days ago.

Yeah, you better look up the symptoms of rocky mountain spotted fever, just to be safe. Had a neighbor at the Jersey shore who died of it. Healthy one day, sick the next, dead the third day.
Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 08:31 AM (fbovC)


!!

If it's unusual, go see a doctor today.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:33 AM (qCMvj)

229 A downside of .22mag, though: antiquated rimfire cartridge.

Longbow. Crossbow. F*ck you WAR.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 08:33 AM (xq1UY)

230
Okay, gotta run and do the work thing.

Scribbler, I still love you.

Everyone else, keep on keeping it IS-real.

Sefton out.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2016 08:34 AM (zLP1L)

231 Well, folks need to go to the store this morning. BBL

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 08:34 AM (t2KH5)

232 Iran releasing the picture of our soldier in tears. May the o administration rot in the lowest level of Hell.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 11, 2016 08:33 AM (MZJvu)


I think I saw this on Greta last night, can't remember, but I just started crying.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:34 AM (qCMvj)

233 For VD I go with the advertisers recommendations and get my lady a giant teddy bear, a pajamagram, an edible arrangement and then I name a star that will be entered into the star-naming registry.

You now, romantic!



*kidding

**I have no lady


Errr...

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 08:34 AM (/CXhS)

234 "20
BLM thug punches a white woman because she had a Trump sticker on her computer. No word of any charges being filed.


http://tinyurl.com/jmxzb3c

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:07 AM (t2KH5)"

In Europe it is Muslims assaulting women. Perhaps if feminists were not so successful in getting out their message that they do not want to be protected, there might be some men who were willing to protect them.

On the other hand, women have been the fastest growing demographic for new gun purchases so maybe that is what is going on.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 08:35 AM (QHgTq)

235 "Dow futures plunge 300 as Europe tanks; 10-year breaks below 1.6%"

The Obama economic miracle!

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:35 AM (noWW6)

236 I'm laughing at myself, because every time I see "BLM" I read "Bureau of Land Management."

I have been left wondering why a bunch of bureaucrats suddenly became so militant, what with throwing rocks at cars and assaulting people with Trump stickers.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 11, 2016 08:37 AM (eytER)

237 or VD I go with the advertisers recommendations and get my lady a giant teddy bear, a pajamagram, an edible arrangement and then I name a star that will be entered into the star-naming registry.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 08:34 AM (/CXhS)


I guess the edible arrangements are the new "thing."

My mom just sent one to my sister for her birthday.

https://www.ediblearrangements.com/EAInternational.aspx

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:37 AM (qCMvj)

238 On the Iranians releasing the picture of their crying captive U.S. serviceman:

Strong horse. Weak horse.

Simple as that.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:37 AM (noWW6)

239 All I know is that I want some of whatever Maet was smoking last night!

Posted by: H. Long Cat Rothgar at February 11, 2016 08:38 AM (wYnyS)

240 Pictures of our sailors kneeling on the deck with their hands behind their heads is terrible enough. Having to listen to Kerry thank the Iranians for putting them there is beyond the pale.

What's most shocking though is there are plenty of Americans who think this is "diplomacy".

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 08:38 AM (TxJGV)

241 Hooooorde!

Hi, I have a silly question.

One of my headlights is out, low beam only. Where's a good place to get that replaced?

(I'm assuming the days of me being able to look at it and plug in a new bulb are over. I haven't technically looked yet.) Also, I assume that my dealer entails a Revenant-level bear rape.

TIA

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at February 11, 2016 08:39 AM (1xUj/)

242 On the Iranians releasing the picture of their crying captive U.S. serviceman:

Strong horse. Weak horse.

Simple as that.



Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:37 AM (noWW6)

Wait til you see the pictures of a US warship stuck in port because they can't find any green fuel locally!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 11, 2016 08:39 AM (wYnyS)

243 On the Iranians releasing the picture of their crying captive U.S. serviceman:

Strong horse. Weak horse.

Simple as that.



Day one of the next administration: I'd send ten B-52's screaming at the Iranian coast out of Diego Garcia.

Just for fun.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 08:39 AM (659DL)

244 sinister communist PC conspiracy.


Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 08:20 AM (uZNvH)


It's not a 'sinister communist PC conspiracy', it's the bloody TRUTH. Go on YouBoob and find the vid with the Russian defector from the late '70s. He laid it out. Who do you think pushes PC crap here? The fuckin' commies, only they call themselves 'progressives'. What are they 'progressing' to? I'd tell you to buy a clue, but you'd want me to pay for it.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 08:39 AM (Ix+HS)

245 Just finished the Vic News Roundup. Thanks, Vic.

I somehow managed to not pack up my tablet to bring home last night. Using Milady's instead this morning. But, it's the browser on my tablet that has all my regular newsfeeds. I feel disconnected... aside from Vic's report. I am a creature of habit.

Posted by: mindful webworker - not as confused as Hillary at February 11, 2016 08:39 AM (chFFu)

246 good grief

HuffPo Launches Islamophobia Tracker to Combat 'Deplorable Wave of Hate'
We feel much safer now that the SJW's are making it official.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:40 AM (qCMvj)

247 Wait til you see the pictures of a US warship stuck in port because they can't find any green fuel locally!

Or, you know, it melted.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 08:40 AM (659DL)

248 Liberals: "You shouldn't be allowed to hunt deer around here. They're adorbs. Didn't you see _Bambi_? Also, guns are icky."

(A few years later.)

Liberals: "Plenty of deer now! Ummm, where did all these ticks come from?"

What's our vector, Victor?

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:41 AM (noWW6)

249 HuffPo Launches Islamophobia Tracker to Combat 'Deplorable Wave of Hate'

Goebbels Launches Aryanophobia Tracker to Combat 'Deplorable Wave of Hate'

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 08:42 AM (659DL)

250 Most of the Left are actually quite conservative in the personal lives. Stable marriages, fiscally prudent.

I like the line "I just wish Liberals would preach what they practice."


Posted by: Brain Dead Liberal at February 11, 2016 08:42 AM (1ijHg)

251 Bandersnatch,
Autozone recently replaced my neighbor's for free.
I'd recommend buying both bulbs & keeping the good one in the glove compartment as a backup.

They've both been in there the same amount of time, so #2 will fail soon enough.

Posted by: Chi at February 11, 2016 08:43 AM (OUpHg)

252 Hooooorde!

Hi, I have a silly question.

One of my headlights is out, low beam only. Where's a good place to get that replaced?

(I'm assuming the days of me being able to look at it and plug in a new bulb are over. I haven't technically looked yet.) Also, I assume that my dealer entails a Revenant-level bear rape.

TIA
Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at February 11, 2016 08:39 AM (1xUj/)


we always try to replace it ourselves (see the Car Manual - online if you don't have the hard copy).

There are some that are tricky, but others that are easy to replace.

Otherwise, a small mechanic, or dealership (which will cost you and it won't happen quickly).

Or, if there is an mechanic at a small gas station, while you wait (they may have to order the part), or one hooked to a larger chain store.

The problem is, not wanting to drop your car off for a light.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:43 AM (qCMvj)

253 But see this is part of the problem, labeling attempts to be polite as part of some sinister communist PC conspiracy.
Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 08:20 AM (uZNvH)
**disclosure - I didn't read the linked article**I think everyone can agree that offensive ethnic jokes should not be told to the faces of the affected races (though "offensive" is a term that has lost all meaning these days). What I think is being objected to is that "wedge" or "slippery slope" which is evident in such a seemingly-innocuous change as "Founding Fathers" to "Founders."Yes, Abigail Adams and Mercy Warren had the ears of powerful men during the Revolution. Their contributions to the cause of freedom should be acknowledged. But they were, in no sense, "founders," and the term should not be made gender-neutral, because it simply does not reflect the historical fact.If you're willing to distort history by changing "Founding Fathers," then you have no standing to object to any other change the left wants to make in the name of "inclusion."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2016 08:43 AM (X6fMO)

254 "Guys, this year get her what she really wants: a throne fashioned from the bones of her enemies..."

Were I objective in this, I'd see Edibles as hokey and New Age, but, a prominent woman member of our "Sportsman" club has a franchise, has spread the goods about a bit, and gained a lot of devoted customers. Gun club membership as multi-level marketing? It works.

When new prospectives do their two monthlies of introducing themselves around (damned hard for millennials, I've noticed), we always make a great deal of their profession and skills. It's like a game (the old Scout version was called "I'm going to Mars") where your membership roster represents what you'll have post-TEOTWAKI. It's fun to play, and yes, we have some lawyers. Good 'uns.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 08:43 AM (xq1UY)

255 Off damn sock.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 11, 2016 08:44 AM (1ijHg)

256 Wow- the market looks like its in free fall. I wonder which of the myriad Progressive-caused disasters is at fault? Just Yellen, or is it higher taxes, smothering regulations, threats of brown-outs, end of toilet paper supplies????

Could be anything I guess.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 08:45 AM (TxJGV)

257 One of my headlights is out, low beam only. Where's a good place to get that replaced?

(I'm assuming the days of me being able to look at it and plug in a new
bulb are over. I haven't technically looked yet.) Also, I assume that
my dealer entails a Revenant-level bear rape.


Depends on the vehicle, but I never had a problem replacing a headlight in any of my cars, up to 2011 model year. I just look on YouTube to see if there are instructions on how to do it, look online if not, then go buy the bulb(s).


Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 11, 2016 08:45 AM (eytER)

258 twilight zone


Saudi Arabia Police Demand Female Puppet Wear Veil

Police in Saudi Arabia "detained" the mascot of a pastry shop for not wearing a veil in public.

The puppet is part of a bakery's promotional campaign. "As part of a promotional campaign, a bakery in Riyadh had the man dress up in a costume depicting an unveiled Muppet-like woman in a blue gown."



truthrevolt

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:45 AM (qCMvj)

259 Hi, I have a silly question.

One of my headlights is out, low beam only. Where's a good place to get that replaced?

(I'm assuming the days of me being able to look at it and plug in a new bulb are over. I haven't technically looked yet.)


Wal Mart.
If it is a normal bulb, (not a projector bulb), it should still be plug-n-play.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2016 08:46 AM (geVJ9)

260 Day one of the next administration: I'd send ten B-52's screaming at the Iranian coast out of Diego Garcia
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Do we have 10?

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 08:47 AM (TxJGV)

261 208 I support Ted Cruz for President. He needs, to as NGU said, clear up his opinion about this awful comment by a evangelical saying the Jews deserved the holocaust. However, I am not a "follower' of Ted Cruz. I am a follower of one individual- who never ran for political office and doesn't endorse political parties. i also follow my own selfish and, prideful feelings too often but that's another issue, because if we're going to talk about "followers" of candidates rather than supporters I will feel perfectly fine with talking about "followers" of Donald Trump
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2016 08:24 AM (w4NZ

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Yes a good thought. Though I think you are making the distinction between "follower" and "supporter" for you own benefit, and I believe it doesn't hold water.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 08:47 AM (LXJ1e)

262 >>Wow- the market looks like its in free fall. I wonder which of the myriad Progressive-caused disasters is at fault? Just Yellen, or is it higher taxes, smothering regulations, threats of brown-outs, end of toilet paper supplies????

The end of the QE era.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 08:48 AM (/tuJf)

263 Wow- the market looks like its in free fall. I wonder which of the myriad Progressive-caused disasters is at fault? Just Yellen, or is it higher taxes, smothering regulations, threats of brown-outs, end of toilet paper supplies????

Could be anything I guess.
Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 08:45 AM (TxJGV)


as usual, the Dems leave a mess for the new non-Dem president to deal with

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:48 AM (qCMvj)

264 the term should not be made gender-neutral, because it simply does not reflect the historical fact.If you're willing to distort history by changing "Founding Fathers," then you have no standing to object to any other change the left wants to make in the name of "inclusion."

Herein lies our dilemma. THEY DO BOTH. They do these inclusion bullshitteries and teach "social" history to diminish history itself. And then they ignore their own words to gain specious points. I refer you to Bernie Sanders a couple of nights ago in New Hampshire who said that America was built on "fairness." No. It. Wasn't.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 08:48 AM (659DL)

265 Trump drowns GOP establishment into chaos


Dear Trump
Expect a cone of silence soon...


You gotta hand it too the GOP..hear No, See No , Speak No
The voters warned of this pendulum of Liberty.
Now we get the chance to teach the people in the Sanders Camp that are still chasing the 60's
Revolution 1776 style
Or Louis style.

Posted by: BullWinkle at February 11, 2016 08:48 AM (hforh)

266 One of my headlights is out, low beam only. Where's a good place to get that replaced?

(I'm assuming the days of me being able to look at it and plug in a new
bulb are over. I haven't technically looked yet.) Also, I assume that
my dealer entails a Revenant-level bear rape.


Depends on the vehicle, but I never had a problem replacing a headlight in any of my cars, up to 2011 model year. I just look on YouTube to see if there are instructions on how to do it, look online if not, then go buy the bulb(s).


Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 11, 2016 08:45 AM (eytER)

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Buy the bulb from Autozone and they will actually put it in for you.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 08:49 AM (LXJ1e)

267 Breaking: TERROR ATTACk THWARTED!!


Kidding.

But they arrested Cliven Bundy for not paying grazing fees.



Fuck you .gov BLM and the other Beyonce BLM.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 08:49 AM (/CXhS)

268 "Saudi Arabia Police Demand Female Puppet Wear Veil"

Veiled Puppet Show
and
Marco Rubio

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:49 AM (noWW6)

269 The end of the QE era.

The central banks on this planet are currently a tribe of emaciated, meth-addled baboons. We're in the best of hands.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 08:50 AM (659DL)

270 "196
A downside of .22mag, though: antiquated rimfire cartridge.



Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:19 AM (noWW6)"


It works, though and allows you to carry a reasonably effective cartridge in a very small package.

What do you carry? If you are obsessed with modernity you must carry a space age Gyrojet pistol.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 08:50 AM (QHgTq)

271
The end of the QE era


QE was dumping a TRILLION dollars a year into the market.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 11, 2016 08:50 AM (oVJmc)

272 "Saudi Arabia Police Demand Female Puppet Wear Veil"

DANGEROUS HATEMONGERING

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 08:50 AM (659DL)

273 Both Autozone and Advance Auto do free installation, or help in the parking lot. Nice custom, as the day of the gas-station mechanic are largely past. When wife first got her new 10-year-old Saab, she thought she'd just throw some new wiper blades on there. By a freak occurrence, their one grown-up senior guy managed to put one of those running splinters into the windshield. They happily, without threat or lawyering, popped for a new windshield. We gave them a little business to make up for that.

Personally I prefer the Advance, because the chicks at the counter, though sometimes a tad hefty and tatted-up, are hawt and speak CarGuy real good.

Lately I've noticed several traditional franchises (Midas?) advertising electrical service while-u-wait. Must be a hot market in that. Tesla? Fun to watch.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 08:51 AM (xq1UY)

274 Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 08:47 AM (LXJ1e)

I don't understand your comment. I was making my post in response to a post by Mr. Scribbler who referred to the "followers" of Ted Cruz. That is in addition to the fact that i don't "follow" anyone on Facebook or Twitter. Are you a follower of Donald Trump?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2016 08:51 AM (w4NZ8)

275 Thanks Vic. I have missed you here lately.

Hail Daywalkers. Gotta run. Have a new boss man and he's a real ass hole.

Posted by: small town girl at February 11, 2016 08:51 AM (2E/Tt)

276 262 >>Wow- the market looks like its in free fall. I wonder which of the myriad Progressive-caused disasters is at fault? Just Yellen, or is it higher taxes, smothering regulations, threats of brown-outs, end of toilet paper supplies????

The end of the QE era.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 08:48 AM (/tuJf)

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Magic words from Yellen yesterday that any planned rate hike is on hold because of the weak economy.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 08:51 AM (LXJ1e)

277 Janet Yellen seems overmatched.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 08:53 AM (TxJGV)

278 >>> "Willow is dead?
>> Even worse apparently...Canadian

So soon after Cruz, too.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 11, 2016 08:53 AM (sOhww)

279 "Buy the bulb from Autozone and they will actually put it in for you."

For some values of "put it in".

There are cars nowadays where doing a headlight bulb replacement requires extensive front end disassembly. Hours of labor.

Incredibly, there are some modern cars where doing a headlight bulb replacement requires a trip to a dealership to have the vehicle computers "recalibrated" afterwards, on the special machines which only are owned by the dealership.

Studebakers FTW.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:53 AM (noWW6)

280

Trump: Illegals Being Entitled to Due Process an Open Question

I saw this interview with Trump and O'Reilly, and I am not really sure who was right. I would have assumed Trump was...

I can't imagine Illegals having Constitutional rights. They are criminals. Is there a loophole?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:54 AM (qCMvj)

281 Oh, and the chicks at the counter at Advance Auto? If you forget yourself and call one a chick, you escape with your scrotum unkicked. Always a plus. Nice girls.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 08:54 AM (xq1UY)

282 Trump is an asshole.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 11, 2016 08:54 AM (xWW96)

283 FenelonSpoke: Maybe go get it checked out?

ugg boots: Yeah, you better look up the symptoms of rocky mountain spotted fever, just to be safe. Had a neighbor at the Jersey shore who died of it. Healthy one day, sick the next, dead the third day.

artisanal 'ette: If it's unusual, go see a doctor today.

Heh, thanks folks. I've endured ticks before. I know what they carry can be deadly, but I don't believe I'm going to die this week.

Unless maybe if I see a doctor. They're dangerous.



Seriously, appreciate your conccerns, but I'm actually mostly better than yesterday. Sorry if I sounded doomish.

Posted by: mindful webworker - hearty, generally at February 11, 2016 08:54 AM (chFFu)

284 Thanks for the various headlight recommendations.

I love this horde.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at February 11, 2016 08:54 AM (1xUj/)

285 Wow, I watched a troll get nuked, real time.

I'd better go buy a lottery ticket.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 11, 2016 08:54 AM (eytER)

286 What do you carry? If you are obsessed with modernity you must carry a space age Gyrojet pistol.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 08:50 AM (QHgTq)

*strokes Dardick pistol

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 08:55 AM (/CXhS)

287 Bandersnatch: One of my headlights is out, low beam only. Where's a good place to get that replaced?

Sears, down at the mall. Ask for Drew, and tell 'im I sent you.

Posted by: mindful webworker - so not helpful at February 11, 2016 08:55 AM (chFFu)

288 I don't understand your comment. I was making my post in response to a post by Mr. Scribbler who referred to the "followers" of Ted Cruz. That is in addition to the fact that i don't "follow" anyone on Facebook or Twitter. Are you a follower of Donald Trump?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2016 08:51 AM (w4NZ

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Maybe I misunderstood, but I got the impression that you are a Cruz "supporter" and not one of those Trump "followers". When it comes to politics I don't believe those words convey much of distinction. But even if they do we can both agree that Trump has his followers and supporters and Cruz has his followers and supporters.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 08:56 AM (LXJ1e)

289 Everything is quite discombobulated today. Woke up late, had to shovel, got to work all out of sorts, getting sick, and whatever the Hell is going on with my eye can just stop already.

Posted by: Bigby's Liquid Pummeler at February 11, 2016 08:56 AM (3ZtZW)

290 "Magic words from Yellen yesterday that any planned rate hike is on hold because of the weak economy."

Boris Yellen late last year: "We have to hike rates because the economy is strengthening so rapidly."

Boris Yellen now: "We can't hike rates any further because the economy is so anemic."

It's almost as though America's ruling class doesn't know shit from Shinola.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:56 AM (noWW6)

291 258-that's actually tame for the mutawwa.

When I taught there in 2000, the mutawwa declared Pokemon "Haram" because one of the drawings looked vaguely similar to the Star of David, and they decided that the evil Jews (TM) were sneakily using a Japanese product to steal the hearts, minds and money of upright Saudi children. Thus, no Pokemon games, cards, cartoons, etc in the Kingdom.

My 2cd grade students were not having this. Actual quote from a Bangladeshi boy: "Pokemon isn't haram, Pokemon ROCKS!!!"

I was so proud.

Posted by: Moki at February 11, 2016 08:56 AM (7q2ch)

292

interesting strategy

Cruz: 'The Only Person in This Field Who Can Beat Donald Trump Is Me'

he may be right
but, interesting strategy, none-the-less

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:57 AM (qCMvj)

293 Is there a loophole?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:54 AM (qCMvj)

The loophole is their feet are dry, that is to say, they are here on our soil. Remember the Administration's push to close GITMO and house the prisoners in the States? They'd then get 'Constitutional rights'.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 08:57 AM (Ix+HS)

294 Wow, I watched a troll get nuked, real time.

I'd better go buy a lottery ticket.




Nah. That's just MUMR.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2016 08:58 AM (geVJ9)

295
"Saudi Arabia Police Demand Female Puppet Wear Veil"


Miss Piggy STILL not sharia-compliant.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 11, 2016 08:58 AM (oVJmc)

296 Everything is quite discombobulated today. Woke up late, had to shovel, got to work all out of sorts, getting sick, and whatever the Hell is going on with my eye can just stop already.
Posted by: Bigby's Liquid Pummeler at February 11, 2016 08:56 AM (3ZtZW)


sorry to hear

you also reminded me I have to go shovel...

I'd almost forgotten, until I looked outside

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:58 AM (qCMvj)

297 279 "Buy the bulb from Autozone and they will actually put it in for you."

For some values of "put it in".

There are cars nowadays where doing a headlight bulb replacement requires extensive front end disassembly. Hours of labor.

Incredibly, there are some modern cars where doing a headlight bulb replacement requires a trip to a dealership to have the vehicle computers "recalibrated" afterwards, on the special machines which only are owned by the dealership.

Studebakers FTW.
Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:53 AM (noWW6)

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I guess they have a list of cars they can do it on.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 08:58 AM (LXJ1e)

298 The loophole is their feet are dry, that is to say, they are here on our soil. Remember the Administration's push to close GITMO and house the prisoners in the States? They'd then get 'Constitutional rights'.
Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 08:57 AM (Ix+HS)


but, those are prisoner's of war - we captured them

the illegals are illegally entering

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:59 AM (qCMvj)

299 Mornin' Morons.

Mrs. MH & I stopped with the valentines day crap years ago.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2016 08:59 AM (voOPb)

300
Trump is an asshole.


They're all assholes. I am simply looking, in the current absence of a Reign of Terror, for the asshole who will punish my enemies the way the dog-eating crackhead punishes his.

Is Trump that asshole? I don't know. I do know that !Jeb, Rubio, Carson, Bloomberg, Gilmore and whomever are not.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2016 09:00 AM (X6fMO)

301 292

interesting strategy

Cruz: 'The Only Person in This Field Who Can Beat Donald Trump Is Me'

he may be right
but, interesting strategy, none-the-less
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:57 AM (qCMvj)

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Who is he making this pitch too?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 09:00 AM (LXJ1e)

302 There are cars nowadays where doing a headlight bulb replacement requires extensive front end disassembly. Hours of labor.

Studebakers FTW.
Posted by: torquewrench
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You make good points.
But the neigh or I mentioned @251 - late model Pontiac G6. She bought the cheapest bulb Autozone sells, and the guy did it N/C.
He had to take off the whole front end / plastic bumper cover just to get to it.

But if you have something that requires a computer reset, you're probably on your own.
I hate new cars.

Posted by: Chi at February 11, 2016 09:00 AM (OUpHg)

303 10 It appears San Diego has finally succumbed to the dreaded CA PC disease.


http://tinyurl.com/zb3p85f

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:05 AM (t2KH5

Bias free language? Good Lord what will they come up with next?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2016 09:00 AM (voOPb)

304 Is Trump that asshole? I don't know. I do know that !Jeb, Rubio, Carson, Bloomberg, Gilmore and whomever are not.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2016 09:00 AM (X6fMO)


Gilmore hasn't dropped out yet.

About 10 show up to Jim Gilmore's N.H. primary party

Bwahahahaha!

Who IS that guy?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 09:01 AM (qCMvj)

305 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:59 AM (qCMvj)


Your mistake is you are expecting rational rules to apply to the "law" as administered by an entire class of people disconnected from the American citizenry!


You can bet there are no loopholes for Cliven Bundy!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 11, 2016 09:01 AM (wYnyS)

306 CNBC saying interest rate futures now predicting economy will begin to recover in 2018. Two more years of Progressive economic joy.

Joe Biden quoted as saying "Recovery summer!"

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 09:01 AM (TxJGV)

307 But if you have something that requires a computer reset, you're probably on your own.
I hate new cars.
Posted by: Chi at February 11, 2016 09:00 AM (OUpHg

Not a mechanical bone in my body. Tucker could probably change the oil faster than I could. I'm very fortunate that I have a network of mechanics and body repair guys that can do major repairs for a reasonable amount of money.

Plus most cars today cost more than our first 2 houses together.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2016 09:02 AM (voOPb)

308 Nah. That's just MUMR

--

It's funny that MUMR has updated itself from Mitt to Marco

Posted by: @votermom at February 11, 2016 09:03 AM (cbfNE)

309 Who is he making this pitch too?
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 09:00 AM (LXJ1e)


dunno

I think the GOP establishment in the end. And the NRO, heh.

Or those that hate Obamacare...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 09:03 AM (qCMvj)

310 Iran Publicly Admits Supporting Terrorism Against Israel Is State Policy

Weasel Zippers

Fredo's bestest friends

Hey I got an idea, lets give them 150 Billion Dollars?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:04 AM (mw8Dm)

311 Trump is an asshole.

===

President Asshole to you.

I admit I was laughing at Ace's 'anybody can beat Trump' BS yesterday.

No, no they can't.

Posted by: Bigby's Liquid Pummeler at February 11, 2016 09:04 AM (3ZtZW)

312 as usual, the Dems leave a mess for the new non-Dem president to deal with
________________________

Yep, we have the 2008 economic meltdown all over again, except now we have $10 trillion more debt, millions more third world poor on our welfare rolls, and a mountain of new federal regulations that we're forced to comply with.

What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 11, 2016 09:04 AM (df5V4)

313 Who is he making this pitch too?

Posted by: Make America Great Again

The 60+ percent of Republican voters who will not vote for Trump.

(Was it really unclear?)

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 11, 2016 09:05 AM (/ciMI)

314 Recovery in 2018?

Years ago, I read that 2019 will be boom times. The echo-boomers (children of the post-war baby boom) will finally be in family formation with established careers.

It could happen.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 11, 2016 09:05 AM (1ijHg)

315 I admit I was laughing at Ace's 'anybody can beat Trump' BS yesterday.

No, no they can't.
Posted by: Bigby's Liquid Pummeler at February 11, 2016 09:04 AM (3ZtZW)


Ace said that?

wow

Trump's getting better and better as he learns his mistakes.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 09:05 AM (qCMvj)

316 Demographics are the future.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 11, 2016 09:05 AM (1ijHg)

317 308 Nah. That's just MUMR
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It's funny that MUMR has updated itself from Mitt to Marco
Posted by: @votermom at February 11, 2016 09:03 AM (cbfNE

Don't they all look alike?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2016 09:06 AM (voOPb)

318 MUMR's comment didn't stay for very long.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 11, 2016 09:07 AM (1ijHg)

319 It's almost as though America's ruling class doesn't know shit from Shinola.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 08:56 AM (noWW6)


Yellen soundbite made her sound like she had serious Aspergers and had memorized a script.
I am sure that reassured investors to no end.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 11, 2016 09:07 AM (q2o38)

320 What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 11, 2016 09:04 AM (df5V4)

It would only be worse if the "true conservatives" like Ryan and McConnell tried to take action to slow or stop any of Obama's illegal unConstitutional actions thus threatening the decisive win of President Trump in the Fall of this year!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 11, 2016 09:08 AM (wYnyS)

321 Years ago, I read that 2019 will be boom times. The echo-boomers (children of the post-war baby boom) will finally be in family formation with established careers.

It could happen.
Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 11, 2016 09:05 AM (1ijHg)

I'm guessing that that prediction was not including massive third world country illegal immigration a few years prior. Those thousands of "acts of love" could throw a nasty little wrench in that plan.

Posted by: Moki at February 11, 2016 09:09 AM (7q2ch)

322 Who is he making this pitch too?

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Every other candidate's supporters. He's making the case that it'll boil down to Trump v. Cruz and they oughta line up behind him.

Posted by: Bigby's Liquid Pummeler at February 11, 2016 09:09 AM (3ZtZW)

323 It's funny that MUMR has updated itself from Mitt to Marco




What's funny is that he didn't have to change the initials.

MUMR - Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2016 09:09 AM (geVJ9)

324


I admit I was laughing at Ace's 'anybody can beat Trump' BS yesterday.



No, no they can't.


I binged 'south carolina primary' earlier, and the search results were here

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gtnom4v

If you look at upcoming primaries, Trump is predicted to win 11, Cruz....2.

(Hilly 7 vs Bernie's 4.)

Polls change, and the field shifts, yes, but just looking at the projected lay of the land, Trump is going to be solidly seen as the winner by Mar. 1.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 11, 2016 09:09 AM (oVJmc)

325 but, those are prisoner's of war - we captured them

the illegals are illegally entering

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 08:59 AM (qCMvj)


They are not 'prisoners of war' under any reading of the Geneva Convention. On top of that, those fuckers didn't sign onto the Geneva Convention anyway. They are captured armed enemy combatants, and under the Geneva Convention, could and should have been summarily executed.

But in housing GITMO prisoners in the states they, like los ilegales already here, get Constitutional protections. That's why many have fought so hard to keep those bastards at GITMO.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 09:09 AM (Ix+HS)

326 Hail Satan
Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MARCO RUBIO at February 11, 2016 09:08 AM (XzRw1)

I don't know who is doing these, but that one made me audibly snort.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:09 AM (659DL)

327 So, a couple of weeks ago SCOAMF instructed the media to put muslims in entertainment shows so America would get over the anti-Jihadism problem.

Drudge, in response, has two headlines juxtaposed this morning: "Fox orders new comedy about middle eastern family in America" and "ISIS video shows boy blowing up prisoners".



Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 09:10 AM (TxJGV)

328 I admit I was laughing at Ace's 'anybody can beat Trump' BS yesterday.
No, no they can't.
Posted by: Bigby's Liquid Pummeler at February 11, 2016 09:04 AM (3ZtZW)
Ace said that?
wow
Trump's getting better and better as he learns his mistakes.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 09:05 AM (qCMvj)

Ace's point was "link the policies you're advocating to their benefit to the listener" and anyone can beat Trump.

He meant anyone who could do that, ie communicate as well as Ronald Reagan.

I doubt his head is in the sand as to the likelihood that our current leap of assholes will change their spots.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 09:10 AM (xuouz)

329 It could happen.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 11, 2016 09:05 AM (1ijHg)


Tens of millions of illegal refugees on welfare, breeding and practicing islam will be the kickstarter for a vibrant economy. Remember every dollar spent on welfare is like three dollars injected into the economy!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 11, 2016 09:11 AM (wYnyS)

330 But in housing GITMO prisoners in the states they, like los ilegales already here, get Constitutional protections. That's why many have fought so hard to keep those bastards at GITMO.
Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 09:09 AM (Ix+HS)


my point was, gitmo has a different set of rules

but, fair enough, so O'Reilly is right

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 09:12 AM (qCMvj)

331 So a couple of notes on Obama's future legacy:

Italian banks droped by 8% avg accross the board today.

Portugal 2 year bond yields doubled today.

Chinese society said to be under deep distress.

Hedge fund managers believe they have found the next Big Short - subprime autoloans.

There is just a lot of news out there about the fragility of global fianances right now and one prominent observer yesterday said, that he had never seen it this bad.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 11, 2016 09:13 AM (4ng05)

332 Ace's point was "link the policies you're advocating to their benefit to the listener" and anyone can beat Trump.

He meant anyone who could do that, ie communicate as well as Ronald Reagan.

I doubt his head is in the sand as to the likelihood that our current leap of assholes will change their spots.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 09:10 AM (xuouz)


heh.

TRUMP: "I'm very capable of changing to anything I want to change to"

therightscoop

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 09:13 AM (qCMvj)

333 Drudge, in response, has two headlines juxtaposed this morning: "Fox orders new comedy about middle eastern family in America" and "ISIS video shows boy blowing up prisoners".



Female friend to soon to be muzzie bride upon seeing the ring:
"He went to Jihad's!"

2 muzzie moms on playground: " They blow up so quickly!"

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2016 09:13 AM (geVJ9)

334 Heh.

Insty with a BRILLIANT proposal. States have to accept all people declaring themselves as residents as "in-state" for tuition purposes.

Hey, it's how you IDENTIFY that matters, right?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:16 AM (659DL)

335 ...whatever the Hell is going on with my eye can just stop already.

Posted by: Bigby's Liquid Pummeler

We told you you'd go blind if you kept doing that!

Posted by: Bigby's Parents at February 11, 2016 09:16 AM (/ciMI)

336 "Yellen soundbite made her sound like she had serious Aspergers and had memorized a script. I am sure that reassured investors to no end."

At one point last year, Yellen was giving a canned speech and suddenly she went completely off the rails. Disconcertingly LONG pauses. Repeating things she had just said. Word salad. Eventually some flunkies wised up and rushed to get her off the podium.

The Fed's official statement blamed "dehydration".

Hey, kids, I've got a plan! Let's put monetary policy at an absolutely critical juncture in the hands of someone who is "dehydrated" and out of her gourd. What's the worst that could happen?

Note also: a top Pentagon general on the F-35 program, conducting a press conference, fainted and did a face plant into his printed notes just the other day. Damn dehydration again! It's a plague!

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 09:16 AM (noWW6)

337
We're tanned, rested and ready.

Posted by: Painful Rectal Itch/Herpes '16 at February 11, 2016 09:16 AM (smLWk)

338 An Israeli-Arab dentist from the Galilee was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Thursday for funneling money from Israel to Hamas.


Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:16 AM (mw8Dm)

339 Hedge fund managers believe they have found the next Big Short - subprime autoloans.

I...WHAT?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:17 AM (659DL)

340 Will the Muzzie sitcom on Fox show them going to mosque and how the women and men are separated there?

Posted by: buzzion at February 11, 2016 09:17 AM (zt+N6)

341 I don't know that I mentioned this yesterday, but Deutsche Bank has - right now on its books - 67 trillion Euro derivatives exposure.

That is so incredible as to be practically impossible to contemplate.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 11, 2016 09:17 AM (4ng05)

342 "243
On the Iranians releasing the picture of their crying captive U.S. serviceman:



Strong horse. Weak horse.



Simple as that.





Day one of the next administration: I'd send ten B-52's screaming at the Iranian coast out of Diego Garcia.



Just for fun.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 08:39 AM (659DL)"


I can see it now, 'A mad bomber who calls himself "President of the United States" has claimed responsibility for the explosions that destroyed the Iranian refineries and oil terminal facilities.'

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 09:18 AM (QHgTq)

343 "Hedge fund managers believe they have found the next Big Short - subprime autoloans."

Yep. Y'all ready to buckle down and bail out Detroit and the UAW at your expense again? Not that the D.C. mandarinate asked your permission the first time, and not that they'll ask your permission this time. Shut up and pay.


Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 09:18 AM (noWW6)

344 336 "Yellen soundbite made her sound like she had serious Aspergers and had memorized a script. I am sure that reassured investors to no end."

At one point last year, Yellen was giving a canned speech and suddenly she went completely off the rails. Disconcertingly LONG pauses. Repeating things she had just said. Word salad. Eventually some flunkies wised up and rushed to get her off the podium.

The Fed's official statement blamed "dehydration".



Sounds like her and Marco have the same operating system.

Posted by: buzzion at February 11, 2016 09:18 AM (zt+N6)

345 Bigly-

What;e the matter with your eye. Can you get an appointment with the eye doctor?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2016 09:19 AM (w4NZ8)

346 Note also: a top Pentagon general on the F-35 program, conducting a press conference, fainted and did a face plant into his printed notes just the other day.

There are metaphors and then there are the metaphors that demonstrate that God himself has a peerless sense of humor.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:20 AM (659DL)

347 I read that hillary will be campaigning in SC with the mothers of the 2 saints that were killed in ferguson and by the white hispanic. Pander we must

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:20 AM (mw8Dm)

348 Don't worry--I can negotiate with reality, and I'll win. I'll win so big it'll make your head spin. Reality will never recover, and then I'll keep on winning forever, like that book says, the Bible, "I'll win all the fights."

Posted by: Trump! at February 11, 2016 09:20 AM (/ciMI)

349 "I don't know that I mentioned this yesterday, but Deutsche Bank has -
right now on its books - 67 trillion Euro derivatives exposure."

DB also have on their books ten pfennig left over in an overlooked account from the pre-euro _ancien regime_.

Let's not lose sight of what's really important here.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 09:21 AM (noWW6)

350 345 Bigly-

What;e the matter with your eye. Can you get an appointment with the eye doctor?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
------------------
You may want to watch it with those typos, Fen.
You might just take his eye out completely!

Posted by: Chi at February 11, 2016 09:22 AM (OUpHg)

351 "341
I don't know that I mentioned this yesterday, but Deutsche Bank has -
right now on its books - 67 trillion Euro derivatives exposure.



That is so incredible as to be practically impossible to contemplate.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 11, 2016 09:17 AM (4ng05)"

Is there 67 trillion Euros worth of stuff in Europe? I mean, if you bought every car, house, factory, machine, building, lamp post, chair, can of beans and liter of gasoline in Europe, would you still have some of your 67 trillion Euros left over?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 09:22 AM (QHgTq)

352 I read that hillary will be campaigning in SC with the mothers of the 2 saints that were killed in ferguson and by the white hispanic.

One more time:

1. Hillary will win in South Carolina.
2. The media will swoon.
3. A Democrat has won SC twice in the past 56 years in the general.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:22 AM (659DL)

353

great interview with Cruz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHgqFQ85uZs

Trump really loves single payer healthcare, it is obvious.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 09:22 AM (qCMvj)

354 You know, it *is* possible to drive faster than 5 mph when it's snowing. Just sayin'.

Posted by: rickl at February 11, 2016 09:22 AM (zoehZ)

355 Note also: a top Pentagon general on the F-35 program, conducting a press conference, fainted and did a face plant into his printed notes just the other day.

There are metaphors and then there are the metaphors that demonstrate that God himself has a peerless sense of humor.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

It coulda been a lightning bolt. There's that "God's mercy" thing. Just sayin'

Posted by: Himself at February 11, 2016 09:22 AM (326rv)

356 TRUMP: "I'm very capable of changing to anything I want to change to" therightscoop
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 09:13 AM


Which is in reality no different than what the political-hack Preezy wannabes do, except they aren't honest enough to admit it.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 09:22 AM (GRl5a)

357 drudge headlines


Panic pushes gold buying to highest level since financial crisis...

Scramble for safety...

Sweden Cuts Rates Deeper Into Negative Territory...

Crash could 'destroy capitalism as we know it'...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 09:24 AM (qCMvj)

358 "ISIS video shows boy blowing up prisoners".

===

There was one recently showing a boy cutting off a head too.

These are the graduates of their schools. And they're glorifying the acts because ..... they're intended to be frontliners to infiltrate the West.

Can't wait to have em going to school here!

Posted by: Bigby's Liquid Pummeler at February 11, 2016 09:24 AM (3ZtZW)

359 3. A Democrat has won SC twice in the past 56 years in the general.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:22 AM (659DL)


Well THAT is not relevant in the Democratic primary. This is all about the dems and the black vote.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:24 AM (mw8Dm)

360 Panic pushes gold buying to highest level since financial crisis...

Scramble for safety...



Psssssst!
Buy silver. Please!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2016 09:24 AM (geVJ9)

361 Camille Paglia has a great takedown of Hillary and Gloria Steinem in Salon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2016 09:25 AM (u82oZ)

362 like that book says, the Bible, "I'll win all the fights."


Posted by: Trump! at February 11, 2016 09:20 AM (/ciMI)

I think the third Corinthian said that!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 11, 2016 09:25 AM (wYnyS)

363 Which is in reality no different than what the political-hack Preezy wannabes do, except they aren't honest enough to admit it.


Posted by: MrScribbler

Even I chuckle when people accuse me of honesty.

Posted by: Trump! at February 11, 2016 09:25 AM (/ciMI)

364 Trump may very well win the nomination. If so, I don't see how people who voted for him can criticize the 52% that voted for Obama. They also took a 'blank slate' and assigned their hopes and wishes to him to make the candidate they wanted in their mind while ignoring actual facts about the candidate.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 09:25 AM (+LunL)

365 347 I read that hillary will be campaigning in SC with the mothers of the 2 saints that were killed in ferguson and by the white hispanic. Pander we must

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:20 AM (mw8Dm)

Lesley McSpadden hardest hit.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 09:25 AM (/CXhS)

366 Good morning Horde. I don't know what I'm getting this Valentine's Day, but I do know what I'm giving. Green Bay Packers pajamas.
Top that.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 11, 2016 09:26 AM (dFi94)

367 Sweden Cuts Rates Deeper Into Negative Territory...

Dear financial genius sector of the economy:

Explain to us again how this is a good thing. Other than to prop up your "investments," I mean.

Also, how ram's bladders can be used to prevent earthquakes.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:26 AM (659DL)

368 SC population is approx. 30%.

Almost all guaranteed Democrats.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 11, 2016 09:26 AM (oVJmc)

369 What;e the matter with your eye. Can you get an appointment with the eye doctor?

===

I don't need any of that.

Posted by: Bigby's Liquid Pummeler at February 11, 2016 09:27 AM (3ZtZW)

370 Democrats have been hoodwinking, outright lying, to centrist GOP voters for decades, appealing to their social instincts and using them to win elections, whereafter they farm those same people for taxes, encourage their daughters to get abortions, and move illegals into their neighborhoods.

It's hardly the end of the world, hardly idiocracy, for the GOP to finally return the favor with Trump, and trick centrist dems into voting for someone who will put a stake through their party's heart. And (AND!) it's not even being done by the party! The voters are doing it themselves! Trump is also normalizing extremist positions on issues which it was previously not even polite to discuss, creating room for congress to maneuver on border security, as one example.

Trent Lott's "Chris Christie made an in-kind donation to the democrat party when he attacked Rubio" comment makes me sick. No, idiot. Support for Rubio is an in-kind donation to the democrats.

The popular vote is a large and unwieldy tool with which to combat Washington's tentacles. The voters do not have much of a choice. *Should* they choose Cruz (yes) is not the question: can they choose Cruz (there is still a good chance this happens) in an environment where the republican brand is so damaged and the public attention span is too pathetically small to absorb a commercial, much less a serious discussion of government overreach in the teeth of "Black Lives Matter!"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 09:27 AM (xuouz)

371 Trump may very well win the nomination. If so, I don't see how people who voted for him can criticize the 52% that voted for Obama. They also took a 'blank slate'



Oranges vs tangerines.
Trump at least has accomplishments, school records, a birth certificate, etc. Not a complete, blank slate.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2016 09:27 AM (geVJ9)

372 Sweden Cuts Rates Deeper Into Negative Territory...

Dear financial genius sector of the economy:

Explain to us again how this is a good thing.

The "thinking" with Negative Rates is that people will stop saving money all together and spend it, thus boosting the economy..Not endorsing that view, but I am pretty sure that is the "rational" behind such a move

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:27 AM (mw8Dm)

373 Trump may very well win the nomination. If so, I don't see how people who voted for him can criticize the 52% that voted for Obama. They also took a 'blank slate' and assigned their hopes and wishes to him to make the candidate they wanted in their mind while ignoring actual facts about the candidate.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky

Which would be the case with everyone else in both parties.

All of them have records. All of them have actual facts. many of which suck.

Posted by: Himself at February 11, 2016 09:28 AM (326rv)

374 Going nuts on VD is silly. Flowers, dinner, and sex. That's it.

The only think VD has going for it is that muslims HATE it because they hate love.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 11, 2016 09:28 AM (iQIUe)

375 Oh, man, from Vic's link:

At least a dozen email accounts handled the "top secret" intelligence
that was found on Hillary Clinton's server....




The official said the accounts include not only
Clinton's but those of top aides --- including Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin,
Jake Sullivan and Philippe Reines --- as well as State Department Under
Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy and others. There is no
public evidence they were authorized to receive the intelligence some of
which was beyond Top Secret."



Unless I've missed something, this doesn't indicate whether the aides were using the Hillary email server accounts themselves, or if they were using their State accounts to email these docs to Hillary's private account (on her server). I guess it would be nice to know if they are the sources of said top secret info, and how they obtained it, or if they had assistance at the source agencies (e.g. a CIA doc that was illegally made available to, say, Huma or Cheryl) so that there are others outside of State also ensnared it this crime.


Regardless, I like that they've caught at least one of them lying in his testimony. Too bad Huma was granted a private session to testify...

Posted by: Lizzy at February 11, 2016 09:28 AM (NOIQH)

376 Trent Lott

Fuck that guy in particular.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:29 AM (659DL)

377 310 Iran Publicly Admits Supporting Terrorism Against Israel Is State Policy

________________________________

And yet Jews continue to support the Democrats. Still marching to the gas chambers without a fight.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 11, 2016 09:29 AM (YqcVw)

378
An Israeli-Arab dentist from the Galilee was sentenced to 20 months in
prison on Thursday for funneling money from Israel to Hamas.







Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:16 AM (mw8Dm)
===========================================

Never trust a dentist. You don't know what they're up to in their off-hours.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 11, 2016 09:29 AM (dFi94)

379 The "thinking" with Negative Rates is that people will stop saving money all together and spend it, thus boosting the economy.

Except that't not the real reason it's being done.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:30 AM (659DL)

380 French at NRO is saying that Rubio bet it all on charisma and lost. But Rubio has policies, policies identical with French's preferred policies. And Rubio wasn't doing so hot before the Rubio Robot moment. So maybe it was his policies that were the real problem. Invading and inviting aren't popular with anybody except Fellows at Institute for Fellow Studies.

Posted by: bjk at February 11, 2016 09:30 AM (qCdz/)

381 Not much news on this in the main stream right now, but keep an eye on Patrick Kennedy - State Department Undersecretary of Management. If his name starts coming up broadly, Hillary will be close to the end.

- Kennedy is going to be indicted and will likely go to jail

-Kennedy directed HRC's lawyers to delete incriminating emails from her server.

- He provided false and misleading testomony to the Benghazi committee.

-He was instrumental in having the Clinton email system setup and approved

- Who controls State's FOIA process? Hint: Initials are Patrick Kennedy

-Kennedy himself use a Clinton.com email address.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 11, 2016 09:30 AM (4ng05)

382 >>TRUMP: "I'm very capable of changing to anything I want to change to"

Yea, I heard him say that in the interview yesterday. But with the current mood of the electorate, we are well past the point were Trump could say anything that would shake his core support.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 09:30 AM (/tuJf)

383 Just posted my review of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates (on my blog link in nick)

Spoiler alert: I really liked it.

Posted by: @votermom at February 11, 2016 09:30 AM (cbfNE)

384 Oranges vs tangerines.

===

Tan.Ger.Ines.

Posted by: Bigby's Liquid Pummeler at February 11, 2016 09:31 AM (3ZtZW)

385 The only think VD has going for it is that muslims HATE it because they hate love.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 11, 2016 09:28 AM (iQIUe)


Muzzies hate St. Valentine's Day because it is named after a Christian saint.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 09:31 AM (Ix+HS)

386 Never trust a dentist. You don't know what they're up to in their off-hours.



It's ALWAYS that shady 5th dentist.
"4 out of 5 dentists....."

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2016 09:31 AM (geVJ9)

387 Except that't not the real reason it's being done.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:30 AM (659DL)

OK, so what is the real reason.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:31 AM (mw8Dm)

388 The only think VD has going for it is that muslims HATE it because they hate love.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 11, 2016 09:28 AM (iQIUe)
===================================

Don't some muslim countries outlaw any form of Valentine's?

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 11, 2016 09:31 AM (dFi94)

389 ugh......cruz was on mike gallagher......he was asked about the name trump called him.....instead of dismissing it.....he said he was called a "profane" name...really? pussy? profane? on a scale of 1-10? maybe it ranks a -5..... trump "repeated" the word....i'm sure he enjoyed "repeating" the word....but i wouldn't say trump called him a pussy.....and i wouldn't call the word pussy profane........(i'm a cruz over trump supporter)

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 11, 2016 09:32 AM (0O7c5)

390 Trump may very well win the nomination. If so, I don't see how people who voted for him can criticize the 52% that voted for Obama. They also took a 'blank slate' and assigned their hopes and wishes to him to make the candidate they wanted in their mind while ignoring actual facts about the candidate.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 09:25 AM (+LunL)

Read my post above. Obama promised to "Fundamentally transform America," giving a wink and a nod socialist promise to the dem true believers and convincing centrist voters that soft socialism was worth a shot.

Trump promises to "Make America Great Again," sprinted to the right to plant the border security flag, took the gun out of the media's hands and pointed it back at them, and is systematically and in full view of the public dismantling the GOPe power structure.

Get over your hatred of the man and your contempt of pro-Trump commenters here. Your bitterness is unbecoming.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 09:32 AM (xuouz)

391 When the hangings start, I'd like a postcard of Trent Lott.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 09:33 AM (u5gzz)

392 >>The only think VD has going for it is that muslims HATE it because they hate love.


Feminists hate it too --- it's why they always stage Vagina Monologues on 2/14 and call it V day (vagina day). F 'em!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 11, 2016 09:33 AM (NOIQH)

393 Trump at least has accomplishments, school records, a birth certificate, etc. Not a complete, blank slate.

Posted by: rickb223

It's true, I've got accomplishments. I've got a record that's yuuuge, it's longer than my schlong. See for yourself--I've been on every side of every issue, I'm sure you'll find that I agree with everything you say.

Posted by: Trump! at February 11, 2016 09:34 AM (/ciMI)

394 Going nuts on VD is silly. Flowers, dinner, and sex. That's it.



Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 11, 2016 09:28 AM (iQIUe)


That's one route to catching it, yea.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 11, 2016 09:34 AM (q2o38)

395 OK, so what is the real reason.

Propping up overexposed central banks and hedge funds.

It's an incentive to go for the supposedly higher yield.

And anyone that has been around here for long knows that I am not one for conspiracies, but negative interest rates seem to never have the effect proponents claim. Curious that.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:35 AM (659DL)

396 Muzzies hate St. Valentine's Day because it is named after a Christian saint.
Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 09:31 AM (Ix+HS)
Muzzies hate VD because you have to spend the day before running around to find a negligee for your goat and a Cabbage Patch Kid for your child bride.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2016 09:35 AM (X6fMO)

397 382 >>TRUMP: "I'm very capable of changing to anything I want to change to"

________________________________

Me too.

Posted by: Sybil at February 11, 2016 09:36 AM (YqcVw)

398 A Denver Bronco's teddy?

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 11, 2016 09:36 AM (1ijHg)

399 >>-Kennedy himself use a Clinton.com email address.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean


Kennedy was also Biden's National Security Adviser after Hillary left State, and then more recently joined her campaign.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 11, 2016 09:36 AM (NOIQH)

400 But with the current mood of the electorate, we are
well past the point were Trump could say anything that would shake his
core support.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 09:30 AM


And how is that different from the Cruzers, Rubioids, Kasichers and Heb!'s supporter?

Face it: every damn candidate has some hard-core fanbois who accept their Chosen One's every word as gospel and who refuse to see his/her failings, slipups and weaknesses.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 09:37 AM (GRl5a)

401 You can get gas where I live for $1.40 a gallon and there is this one asshole selling it for $2.87 and people are actually filling up there? Dumb bastards...but many of them are in Company Cars...when it ain't your money?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:37 AM (mw8Dm)

402 Kennedy was also Biden's National Security Adviser after Hillary left State, and then more recently joined her campaign.

Wrong guy. He's still at State.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:37 AM (659DL)

403 "They are not 'prisoners of war' under any reading of
the Geneva Convention. On top of that, those fuckers didn't sign onto
the Geneva Convention anyway. They are captured armed enemy combatants,
and under the Geneva Convention, could and should have been summarily
executed.



But in housing GITMO prisoners in the states they, like los ilegales already here, get Constitutional protections. That's why many have fought so hard to keep those bastards at GITMO.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 09:09 AM (Ix+HS)"


I have been thinking recently that Ethiopia does not get enough opportunity to participate in this process. The Ethiopians have been dealing with Muslims for over a thousand years and they have prevailed. I am certain that the Ethiopians would be happy to take a contract to house all the prisoners who are left in Gitmo. I understand that the original reason that the prisoners were not sent to Johnson Island in the Pacific was that government lawyers did not want to make the trip. I assume that by now, the prisoners have told all the information they are going to tell and even if they knew more, it is likely to be pretty outdated.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 09:37 AM (QHgTq)

404 Trump ...
sprinted to the right to plant the border security flag,
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR

Then immediately uprooted the flag, trotted back over to the left a ways, and replanted the flag.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 11, 2016 09:38 AM (/ciMI)

405 I was going to say that those Galileans are troublemakers, from way back.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 11, 2016 09:38 AM (1ijHg)

406
Face it: every damn candidate has some hard-core fanbois who accept
their Chosen One's every word as gospel and who refuse to see his/her
failings, slipups and weaknesses.


And every candidate has a few big mouth assholes who do nothing but troll.

But some people only see from their point of view.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 11, 2016 09:39 AM (oVJmc)

407 364 Trump may very well win the nomination. If so, I don't see how people who voted for him can criticize the 52% that voted for Obama. They also took a 'blank slate' and assigned their hopes and wishes to him to make the candidate they wanted in their mind while ignoring actual facts about the candidate.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 09:25 AM (+LunL)

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Yes, a man that has been in the media since the 80's is a "blank slate".

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 09:39 AM (LXJ1e)

408 Propping up overexposed central banks and hedge funds.

It's an incentive to go for the supposedly higher yield.

And anyone that has been around here for long knows that I am not one for conspiracies, but negative interest rates seem to never have the effect proponents claim. Curious that.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:35 AM (659DL)

OK, I will bow to your expertise. That stuff is not my strong point.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:39 AM (mw8Dm)

409 "Trump promises to 'Make America Great Again,' sprinted to the right to plant the border security flag"

Let's recall who it was who left that flag unguarded and ready to be scooped up by the short-fingered vulgarian arriviste:

EVERY OTHER REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN THE FIELD.

I cynically assume that Trump's border security push is going to be no more durable than were Trump Steaks and Trump University, but you can't blame the guy for going after an easily exploited point that everyone else was pointedly ignoring.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 09:39 AM (noWW6)

410 I'm working on Valentine's Day, doing a Lacrosse game at Wake Forest. 28 degrees is the projected high temp, gonna have to drop a "frozen tundra" or two into the broadcast.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 11, 2016 09:39 AM (2cS/G)

411 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2016 09:35 AM (X6fMO)

LOL! Then I can understand their hatred. Finding four-legged negligees would be exceedingly difficult. But I bet the crotchless panties are a big hit.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 09:40 AM (Ix+HS)

412 381 Not much news on this in the main stream right now, but keep an eye on Patrick Kennedy - State Department Undersecretary of Management. If his name starts coming up broadly, Hillary will be close to the end.

- Kennedy is going to be indicted and will likely go to jail

-Kennedy directed HRC's lawyers to delete incriminating emails from her server.

- He provided false and misleading testomony to the Benghazi committee.

-He was instrumental in having the Clinton email system setup and approved

- Who controls State's FOIA process? Hint: Initials are Patrick Kennedy

-Kennedy himself use a Clinton.com email address.
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 11, 2016 09:30 AM (4ng05)

Which absolutely surprises me, because he is a career officer, not an appointee-or at least, he took the Foreign Service exam and passed it, went through the crap of junior officer, etc, as well as the training in security procedures, and handling of classified material. There is no way he can possibly say that using that server was okay. So now I wonder what Hillary has on him, that he was okay with any of this.

Posted by: Moki at February 11, 2016 09:40 AM (7q2ch)

413
I did not win the lottery last nite. Can you believe it? Now, on Sat the lump sum will be about 101 million. Can anyone really live on that amount??

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 11, 2016 09:40 AM (iQIUe)

414 Trump may very well win the nomination. If so, I don't see how people who voted for him can criticize the 52% that voted for Obama. They also took a 'blank slate' and assigned their hopes and wishes to him to make the candidate they wanted in their mind while ignoring actual facts about the candidate.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 09:25 AM (+LunL)


You're right. So let's nominate a Gope. We know their records: bending over for the Democrats, and wanting to up the level of legalizing illegal mexicans to never before seen heights.


That'll work.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2016 09:40 AM (Dj0WE)

415
Camille Paglia has a great takedown of Hillary and Gloria Steinem in Salon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2016 09:25 AM (u82oZ)








Meh. We all know that no matter how much she writes nasty shit about Hillary, it's about 80% that Paglia will still pull the lever for the Harridan in November, because ewwwww, Republicans have cooties.

The other 20% is throwing away her vote on some freakozoid fringe candidate that no one's ever heard of.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2016 09:41 AM (smLWk)

416 So I'm not sure what to make of Rush Limbaugh these days. I'm still dealing with the Rubio thing and now he turns around and says this yesterday:

“Donald Trump has the exact coalition the Republican Party, to a man, has told me they need to win, that they need to thrive,” Limbaugh said. “And now they’re reduced to bashing it by virtue of bashing Trump. And now they’re reduced to bashing it by virtue of bashing Cruz. The two people who are showing the Republican Party all they had to do all these past seven years, but they didn’t. They purposely, strategically, tactically refused to push back, refused to make a spectacle of stopping Obama, and they have themselves to blame for this predicament.”

Which granted has been noted here on more than one occasion, but...I can't square this with the Rubio boosting. He's all over the damn map these days.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 11, 2016 09:41 AM (9krrF)

417 Propping up overexposed central banks and hedge funds.

It's an incentive to go for the supposedly higher yield.

And anyone that has been around here for long knows that I am not one for conspiracies, but negative interest rates seem to never have the effect proponents claim. Curious that.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2016 09:35 AM (659DL)

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We have a long term example in Japan, right?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 09:41 AM (LXJ1e)

418 (H/T to Breitbart where I found that.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 11, 2016 09:42 AM (9krrF)

419
You can get gas where I live for $1.40 a gallon and there is this one
asshole selling it for $2.87 and people are actually filling up there?


Drug front.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 11, 2016 09:42 AM (oVJmc)

420 Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 09:39 AM (LXJ1e)

That's why I put it in quotes because you ignore his past and present to make him that blank slate. Just like the 52% did with Obama.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 09:42 AM (+LunL)

421 What kind of sick bastard posts here KNOWING all his posts are almost immediately deleted?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:42 AM (mw8Dm)

422 Judging from last night's liveblog, we're T-minus 3 days until Pancakes and Fisting Day.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2016 09:43 AM (UzPAd)

423 The other day I masturbated so good, I woke up the next morning and my dick was in the kitchen making breakfast.

Posted by: JohnJ at February 11, 2016 09:43 AM (TF/YA)

424 Which granted has been noted here on more than one occasion, but...I can't square this with the Rubio boosting. He's all over the damn map these days.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 11, 2016 09:41 AM (9krrF)

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Rush needs to keep a foot in the door of the establishment or else he wants his top four (Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Gilmore) to get exposure.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 09:43 AM (LXJ1e)

425 "389
ugh......cruz was on mike gallagher......he was asked about the name
trump called him.....instead of dismissing it.....he said he was called a
"profane" name...really? pussy? profane? on a scale of 1-10? maybe it
ranks a -5..... trump "repeated" the word....i'm sure he enjoyed
"repeating" the word....but i wouldn't say trump called him a
pussy.....and i wouldn't call the word pussy profane........(i'm a cruz
over trump supporter)


Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 11, 2016 09:32 AM (0O7c5)"


Well, as George Carlin said in his "7 Words" routine, that is one of those words that is permissible in some contexts and less so in others. You can pretty much always say "Snatch the pussy and put it in a box."

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 09:43 AM (QHgTq)

426 >>And how is that different from the Cruzers, Rubioids, Kasichers and Heb!'s supporter?

If you've been following this race even remotely I would think it would be obvious. Rubio just had a disastrous debate performance and it cost him dearly in NH, possibly well beyond that.

Trump called Cruz a pussy and not only did it not hurt him, he actually went up.

I don't know why Trump fans would even try and deny what is happening. They have a candidate who appears to be beyond conventional rules and his words and actions don't hurt him and he is only getting stronger.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 09:44 AM (/tuJf)

427 "Trump promises to 'Make America Great Again,' sprinted to the right to plant the border security flag"

Let's recall who it was who left that flag unguarded and ready to be scooped up by the short-fingered vulgarian arriviste:

EVERY OTHER REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN THE FIELD.

I cynically assume that Trump's border security push is going to be no more durable than were Trump Steaks and Trump University, but you can't blame the guy for going after an easily exploited point that everyone else was pointedly ignoring.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 09:39 AM (noWW6)


Yep. The Gope lovers around here are fond of saying how unreliable Trump is. Except... yeah, Gopey Gopes, it's YOUR Party that let him assume that position. YOU created Trump.


It's pathetic, how apoplectic they remain, with their love of RubyOh! and Co. left unsaid. Only how much they hate the Trump.


It's sad, really.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2016 09:44 AM (Dj0WE)

428 "Camille Paglia has a great takedown of Hillary and Gloria Steinem in Salon."

I read that. Unfortunately she revealed she is enthusiastically supporting Sanders (just like she supported Obama before she soured on him). Despite years criticizing liberal insanity, she just can't beak out of the liberal stupid bubble.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 11, 2016 09:44 AM (1BQGO)

429 What kind of sick bastard posts here KNOWING all his posts are almost immediately deleted?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:42 AM (mw8Dm)


A small 'm' moron with way too much time on its hands. Probably unemployed, to boot.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 09:44 AM (Ix+HS)

430 Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2016 09:40 AM (Dj0WE)

You forget the vigorous GOP nonchalance about every Obama extra-Constitutional action, such as importing muz by the plane load.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 11, 2016 09:44 AM (wYnyS)

431 You can get gas where I live for $1.40 a gallon and there is this one
asshole selling it for $2.87 and people are actually filling up there?>>>

Does it come with a free (wink wink) Bikini Car wash?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 11, 2016 09:45 AM (XtAzU)

432 "Poor people who want their head colds treated go to the ER. They don't want to walk or pay for a cab, so they call an ambulance instead. And hey, why not? They're not the ones paying the bills, so what difference does it make? "

Our County has passed legislation allowing the billing of individuals for ambulance service.
Till now, it was included in your Property and Income taxes as an available service with no additional cost.

But, free ambulance rides to the ER for a head cold began to strain the system.

On the downside, if your healthcare insurance refuses to pay it, the individual will not be charged for the amount.

So in effect, nothing has changed to alter citizen behavior, simply a mechanism to recoup cost from the insurance company.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 11, 2016 09:45 AM (ptqRm)

433 We all know that no matter how much she writes nasty
shit about Hillary, it's about 80% that Paglia will still pull the
lever for the Harridan in November, because ewwwww, Republicans have
cooties.
The other 20% is throwing away her vote on some freakozoid fringe candidate that no one's ever heard of.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2016 09:41 AM


One thing the Democrats do very well: no matter how dismal, corrupt, incompetent or un-American their candidate turns out to be, they reliably trot off to the polls to vote for him or her.

It's Shrillery's Turn, you know. She has the nomination locked up already thanks to the Party Machine, no matter how many primaries Crazy Uncle Bernie wins. I suspect knowing she's The One has a lot to do with her cheeriness after getting stomped in NH.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 09:46 AM (GRl5a)

434 I'm back and Walmart is it's normal insane asylum.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 09:46 AM (t2KH5)

435 Sorry for making it personal at the end there Max, that was uncalled for. And probably projection.

I'm very frustrated because I think that Trump's abilities as a communicator (don't scoff) and his high media profile, make him a special case as far as electability. And it's a fucking disaster that we couldn't find someone to beat Obama. I don't care who beats them, the global socialists need to lose. Like many others here, I'd love to see the GOPe bleed out first, too.

The frustration comes from watching him speak and basically sound like he has a fucking speech impediment. That doesn't actually seem to hurt his core support, but what about broader support...

I think he's learning, and obviously there's plenty of time til November. But I really don't like seeing the obstinance of horde members who claim they'll never ever vote for him, ever.

We all sucked shit and voted for Mitt. What if Donald is telling the truth? Isn't it important we vote for him?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 09:46 AM (xuouz)

436 14 RIP Tommy Kelly who played Tom Sawyer in the 1938 film. He died of congestive heart failure at 90.


http://tinyurl.com/hwhgaxp

Posted by: Vic-we have no party

As a kid I I loved the Twain books and the Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn books (I denounce myself). I remember reading a the set while gorging on Easter chocolate.

Right now Tommy's convincing people how much fun it is to whitewash the pearly gates. RIP.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 11, 2016 09:47 AM (kfcYC)

437 TFG's bestest buds celebrating our friendship

http://tinyurl.com/j7sgzdg

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 09:47 AM (/CXhS)

438 "You can pretty much always say 'Snatch the pussy and put it in a box.'"

Yesssssssss.

Posted by: Erwin Schrodinger at February 11, 2016 09:48 AM (noWW6)

439 phoenixgirl: ...trump "repeated" the word....i'm sure he enjoyed "repeating" the word....but i wouldn't say trump called him a pussy.....and i wouldn't call the word pussy profane........

Unless you're talking about cats, it's a cussword. Profane? Well, in common parlance, "profane" is generic for cusswords. Trump did call Cruz that by repeating it. It's the old "saying by not saying" ploy. He could have just left it alone, but he made a big deal out of repeating it.

Just like he mouthed the f' word and then complained when Fox bleeped it making it seem like he said it. He said it, just like I just did.

It's one thing I really detest about the foulmouth. I don't know if he is really just a guttermouth, or thinks it gives him some kind of common-man appeal, but it's distasteful.

But I'm very old school, and think people should be ladies and gentlemen in speech, especially in public and especially if you're looking for votes, much less when you're talking about your political opponents. I don't use such language myself. That's why I think Trump's an asshole.

:O

Posted by: mindful webworker - occasionally, effective explitives are best at February 11, 2016 09:48 AM (chFFu)

440 A platitude, a great wall of Trump (we'll pay for it by letting Nike put billboards up on both sides!), make fun of the wimmin bleeding, talk about schlongs, throw someone outside coat-less, call someone a pussy. That get's you undying support from folks.

Great time to be alive.

Trumps greatest feat so far is making people believe he's conservative or has any principles.

Donate to the Clintons in exchange for favors if you Trump? Ah..just a businessman doing businessman-ish stuff.

Donate to the Clintons in exhange for favors if you're a Goldman Sachs executive? EEEEVVVVEERRRYYYONNNNEEEE should go to jail!!!


Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2016 09:48 AM (2PHKP)

441 They have a candidate who appears to be beyond conventional rules and his words and actions don't hurt him and he is only getting stronger.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 09:44 AM (/tuJf)


This is the most unconventional election I've ever witnessed. With both parties, call it 'the People's revolt'. What will be interesting is what happens with the Dims if Feel the Burn-ie wins a majority of primary delegates but the Dim 'brain' trust, thanks to their super delegate rules, throws the nod to Hillarity!. Then you'll see some serious shit hit the fan, and will be a glorious spectacle to behold.

Posted by: RickZ at February 11, 2016 09:49 AM (Ix+HS)

442 An employee at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren stabbed by someone visiting the plant Wednesday.

The 52-year-old victim was hospitalized and suspect arrested by police but the valet service supervisor with a valid CPL who pulled his gun to stop the attack, says he was fired.

The lady kept saying Im dying, someone help and it was just natural reaction, said Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor. I just see this lady getting stabbed. I only had like half a second to think and I un-holstered my firearm and pointed it at her to drop the knife.

Another case of liberalism run wild

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:49 AM (mw8Dm)

443 You can get gas where I live for $1.40 a gallon and there is this one

asshole selling it for $2.87 and people are actually filling up there?


Drug front. Free headlight installation.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 09:49 AM (xq1UY)

444 "Yes, a man that has been in the media since the 80's is a "blank slate".

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 09:39 AM (LXJ1e)"

He is a blank slate if you choose to forget everything that is known about him and project all your hopes and dreams on him. That actually seems to be a pretty common practice among some of his most devoted fanbois.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 09:49 AM (QHgTq)

445 The Shacha Baron Cohen movie - The Brothers Grimsby - looks very stupid funny - and a lot of fun.

I'll probably be seeing it.

Check out the trailer. https://tinyurl.com/jyjr595

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 11, 2016 09:50 AM (4ng05)

446 434 I'm back and Walmart is it's normal insane asylum.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 09:46 AM (t2KH5)

As long as you're not featured on "People Of Walmart" you're good to go.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 11, 2016 09:50 AM (/CXhS)

447 Then immediately uprooted the flag, trotted back over to the left a ways, and replanted the flag.
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 11, 2016 09:38 AM (/ciMI)

He's never wavered on wanting to build the wall. What backtracking are you referencing?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 09:50 AM (xuouz)

448 "We all sucked shit and voted for Mitt."

No. I didn't vote for Mitt. I voted against Mitt's opponent with the only real alternative to hand.

Just as back in 2008, I voted against John McCain's opponent with the only real alternative to hand.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 09:50 AM (noWW6)

449 We all sucked shit and voted for Mitt. What if Donald is telling the truth? Isn't it important we vote for him?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 09:46 AM (xuouz)
================================================

If I did vote Trump, and that's a big if, it would merely be a defensive move to block the Dem nominee. I would not be voting FOR Trump. And I'm pretty tired of voting (R) simply to stop (D). So I might not vote at all.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 11, 2016 09:51 AM (dFi94)

450 I'm kind-of reading current comments while catching up on earlier ones. Just ran across this:

Seamus Muldoon #94: And that's why I don't hang out here much these days. Later.
Maybe.


Don't know what Seamus referred to, and have to wonder what (of many ugly things) would drive him off. Not good.

Posted by: mindful webworker - morons just wanna have pun at February 11, 2016 09:51 AM (chFFu)

451 They have a candidate who appears to be beyond
conventional rules and his words and actions don't hurt him and he is
only getting stronger.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 09:44 AM


What Trump's detractors fail to understand is that there may well be a good reason for that. Simply deriding his supporters as a bunch of stoopid mouth-breathers could turn out to be a major case of Missing the Point.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 09:51 AM (GRl5a)

452 so i went to bed in a horrible mood, as i have for mths, BUT i wake up and read ace's 50 shades of grey post and the commentary is hysterical. i feel almost human again just from the laughter.

so even if you hate the idea of the movie, the comments are a must read.

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 09:51 AM (9XzdI)

453 I'm getting the distinct impression that some voters just don't like Trump.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2016 09:51 AM (UzPAd)

454 The other day I masturbated so good, I woke up the next morning and my dick was in the kitchen making breakfast.

Posted by: Andy Schumer at February 11, 2016 09:52 AM (xuouz)

455 I don't know why Trump fans would even try and deny what is happening. They have a candidate who appears to be beyond conventional rules and his words and actions don't hurt him and he is only getting stronger.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 09:44 AM (/tuJf)

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JackStraw you have been spot on these type comments, the rules are changing.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 09:52 AM (LXJ1e)

456 They have a candidate who appears to be beyond
conventional rules and his words and actions don't hurt him and he is
only getting stronger.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 09:44 AM

Could it be that we've seen many candidates who followed the conventional rules get dicked over by their own party?

Naaaaah; that couldn't be it.

Posted by: Himself at February 11, 2016 09:53 AM (326rv)

457 "We all sucked shit and voted for Mitt."

Yes, I did that. When I did that, though, I promised myself I would never do it again. I intend to keep that promise.

Fuck the GOP.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 09:53 AM (u5gzz)

458 He is a blank slate if you choose to forget everything that is known about him and project all your hopes and dreams on him. That actually seems to be a pretty common practice among some of his most devoted fanbois.



My only hope and dream is that he burns the GOPe the fuck down.
Anything else is gravy.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2016 09:54 AM (geVJ9)

459 Nevergiveup, so we are now punishing/threatening the idea of saving a life?

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 09:54 AM (9XzdI)

460 Nevergiveup, so we are now punishing/threatening the idea of saving a life?

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 09:54 AM (9XzdI)

Apparently? Crazy world ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2016 09:54 AM (mw8Dm)

461 407 Yes, a man that has been in the media since the 80's is a "blank slate".

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 09:39 AM (LXJ1e)
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I think the reference is just being polite. The truth is Trump has been a straight up Democrat for essentially all of that time, and supports even today single-payer healthcare, so saying he is a "blank slate" means (in this case) he is saying different things in this election than he said for years. Which is it, the old or the new? No one can say for sure.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 09:55 AM (TxJGV)

462 An Arab teen-terrorist who threw rocks at Israeli vehicles was shot and killed by the IDF near Al-Arroub north of Hevron on Wednesday, according to an army spokeswoman.

The incident began when an IDF unit spotted a group of Arabs hurling rocks at Israeli traffic on Route 60. Soldiers fired live rounds, aiming at the legs of suspects, and striking one of them, an army spokeswoman said.

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They did announce a couple of months ago that they wd shoot rock throwers. Over due in my opinion.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 11, 2016 09:55 AM (iQIUe)

463 "We all sucked shit and voted for Mitt. What if Donald is telling the truth? Isn't it important we vote for him?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 09:46 AM (xuouz)"


I will vote for Trump in the general election if he is the candidate with more enthusiasm than I voted for McCain or Mitt Romney. But I don't think that I will be voting for him in the primary. Of course, by the time it gets to my state, the deciding is usually long over with.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 09:56 AM (QHgTq)

464 Gas in LA is still around 2.89999999/gal.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 11, 2016 09:56 AM (iQIUe)

465 73 10
It appears San Diego has finally succumbed to the dreaded CA PC disease.

http://tinyurl.com/zb3p85f

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:05 AM (t2KH5)
okay I have to take slight exception to this.
yeah it is kinda silly for the CA people to ban the use of the words "Founding Fathers" since (1) they really were mostly men..."

Posted by: chemjeff

Did it occur to you that some of them may have identified as Founding Mother's? I wish it hadn't occurred to me.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 11, 2016 09:57 AM (kfcYC)

466 I can't square this with the Rubio boosting. He's all over the damn map these days.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 11, 2016 09:41 AM (9krrF)

Yes, on occasion I think Rush is back on the meds where Rubiobot is concerned, but I felt his main point was that no one on the Republican slate was pointing out that there is a deliberate concerted effort by the current Democrat President and all D contenders to knowingly destroy America as we once knew it. Further, that Kasich, Christie, and Rubio while in positions of elected government power all cozied up to Obama for spoils and dare not mention this fact. Jeb obviously intends to suck up to any Democrat in sight if elected. Basically only Carson, Cruz and Trump are free from the taint of Democrat collusion while in government!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 11, 2016 09:57 AM (wYnyS)

467 Totally, totally, it wasn't a vote *for* Mitt.

But what if Trump is telling the truth?

And, even if he's lying, what if he replaced global socialist goons in every layer of the federal government with people who will be 50% transparent and 50% competent?

Is that not worth voting for?

I find the full-bore anti-trumpism mystifying. I've always thought he was an obnoxious blowhard. But if you agree with Buckley's "phone book > harvard faculty" quote, and if you think Trump looks like what any random asshole would look like if he stumbled into 10 billion dollars... isn't that exactly the breath of fresh air the country needs?

With full knowledge of the risks a Trump presidency entails (foreign policy cluelessness coupled with ego, refusal by the bureaucracy to enforce his changes, a pissed off and uncooperative congress, a media looking to trip him up, the immediate detonation of the debt bomb, etc etc) isn't the chance that someone not Of The Washington Body could actually assume the role of president worth those risks?

And, not to self-aggrandize, I'm really asking, not telling.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 09:57 AM (xuouz)

468 The Republicans are beginning to do beg calls in my area. Yesterday I got my first one for this election, even though I have repeatedly asked to be removed from their stinking list. The poor man who called me got the full wrath of my fury. I didn't even say "Have a nice day" at the end of it all.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 11, 2016 09:57 AM (dFi94)

469 448 "We all sucked shit and voted for Mitt."

No. I didn't vote for Mitt. I voted against Mitt's opponent with the only real alternative to hand.

Just as back in 2008, I voted against John McCain's opponent with the only real alternative to hand.

Lather, rinse, repeat.
Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2016 09:50 AM (noWW6)

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It'd be nice if, instead of just voting for someone, you could vote against someone.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 09:58 AM (LXJ1e)

470 "I can change to anything I want" ... Trump

Greta had just asked him if he is changing his bad language, as she was quoting a Trump fan query.

"As I get closer to the goal it's going to get different". He is specifically talking about the language and the presidential persona a fan wanted from him. But so many claim that means ... "see, proof he will change all his policy". Then they claim "see, Trump fans are so blind and stupid, they will let him change to anything"

Those attacks are such dishonest crap. If Trump is so bad, why does it such grasping at straws to attack him? There is little talk of the huge inspired crowds, but MSM/FOX will report on any bad word all day long.

There clearly is concern he may not do some of his biggest promises, followers are not blind. But heading the right direction is a big start. There is also concern the other practiced liars will sell us out like they always have. So what is the best risk? Trump has changed the dialogue.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 11, 2016 09:58 AM (5Gpe2)

471 >>What Trump's detractors fail to understand is that there may well be a good reason for that. Simply deriding his supporters as a bunch of stoopid mouth-breathers could turn out to be a major case of Missing the Point.

Everybody has heard The Point a bazillion times. What some Trump supporters fail to understand is that some of us understand The Point and we disagree with the analysis. It doesn't make us Trump haters or even people who won't vote for Trump if he becomes the nominee.

But The Point of Trump really isn't all that complex. Primal screams rarely are.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 09:58 AM (/tuJf)

472
Gas in LA is still around 2.89999999/gal.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 11, 2016 09:56 AM (iQIUe)
==============================

$1.24 here in SE Wisconsin.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 11, 2016 09:58 AM (dFi94)

473 423 The other day I masturbated so good, I woke up the next morning and my dick was in the kitchen making breakfast.


Posted by: JohnJ

You may want to skip the scrambled eggs.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 11, 2016 09:59 AM (kfcYC)

474 So Ace was up until 2:30 am liveblogging 50 shades of stupid? Not expecting him to post before 5:00 pm.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 11, 2016 09:59 AM (xWW96)

475 Nevergiveup, i'm trying to figure out How they feel justified from any angle.

where the rules could outweigh the mitzvah.

i'm still not seeing it.
it's stupid.

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 09:59 AM (9XzdI)

476
Nevergiveup, so we are now punishing/threatening the idea of saving a life?


Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 09:54 AM (9XzdI)


Yes! Because guns are BADBADBAD!!

Self-defense is BADBADBAD!!

Hide in place and wait for the police!!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2016 10:00 AM (X6fMO)

477 Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2016 09:54 AM (geVJ9)

I understand that sentiment and don't disagree with the Trump support arising out of it. The aggravating part for me is when Trump supporters sway back and forth from that to he is poised and qualified to fix what's broken.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 10:00 AM (+LunL)

478 >>so i went to bed in a horrible mood, as i have for mths, BUT i wake up
and read ace's 50 shades of grey post and the commentary is hysterical.

Heh, that's a good idea for a break from present day ickiness!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 11, 2016 10:01 AM (NOIQH)

479 ...says he was fired...

Message from God? Time to quit trying to save sinners and save yourself and your family instead? Move away from place ruined by human demons?

Posted by: scorecard at February 11, 2016 10:01 AM (I0sxh)

480
Watched this American Experience doc on Leopold and Loeb. Way too sympathetic to the murderers who were sickos. Shd have gotten the death penalty. They poured acid on the dead kids face and genitals to obscure ID. Genitals? ID? Sounds like pure psycho sexual sadism. They were getting money in prison but then it was limited to 5 bucks a week which is a hell of a lot of money for the 20s.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 11, 2016 10:02 AM (iQIUe)

481 I believe that we should all commit to using the most politically incorrect language possible in all of our communications from here on...

for the good of all mankind...

and by that I mean for the good of all white mankind.

Get the drift?

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 11, 2016 10:02 AM (4ng05)

482 Mary, this is so overt, the good of the act. it's bizarre.

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 10:02 AM (9XzdI)

483 It'd be nice if, instead of just voting for someone, you could vote against someone.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 09:58 AM (LXJ1e)

It would be a race to have the least negative votes. Someone with zero votes would win in a landslide.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:02 AM (xuouz)

484 "We all sucked shit and voted for Mitt. What if Donald is telling the truth? Isn't it important we vote for him?"


Sorry. That is a one way street. Always has been and always will be. The anti-Trumpeteers will be more than happy to shillary or the bernmesister in office.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 11, 2016 10:03 AM (WVsWD)

485 Camille Paglia has a great takedown of Hillary and Gloria Steinem in Salon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2016 09:25 AM (u82oZ)


yeah, it's good, but she still supports Bernie, omg

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:03 AM (qCMvj)

486 And, not to self-aggrandize, I'm really asking, not telling.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 09:57 AM (xuouz)

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I've been saying its an outsider's election. And there really is one one outsider.

I hate to say it, but maybe its a Ross Perot do-over for some people. Like, know the resulting 23 years some Bush voters and Clinton voters would reconsider to vote for Perot.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:03 AM (LXJ1e)

487 268 "Saudi Arabia Police Demand Female Puppet Wear Veil"

Veiled Puppet Show
and
Marco Rubio

Posted by: torquewrench

But he had no problem with the fist up her snatch.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 11, 2016 10:03 AM (kfcYC)

488 lizzy, srsly, some of it was jaw dropping. but i couldn't stop laughing.

hisssterical!

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 10:03 AM (9XzdI)

489 Re: Valentine's Day. Once, when I was in my early 20's, I showed up at a boyfriend's house with a small gift for him. He loved cashews so I got him a Buddy Squirrel box of cashews - I didn't expect either of us to spend big bucks, but I expected him to at least remember to get me something.

He hadn't remembered and looked totally panicked when I handed him his gift. He said, "Uh, er, I got something for you too" and went into his tool shed out back and disappeared for 10 minutes. He came back with a box of tools - a hammer, a regular and Phillips screwdriver, a wrench, nails, etc. All dusty. He had a zillion tools so it was pretty obvious he had just tossed tools in a box. I lol'ed.

And I still have and use those tools.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands) at February 11, 2016 10:03 AM (u0lmX)

490 At this point what is readily seen about Trump is that he is a much better politician than the opposition.

For one thing, he's been great at running in Iowa and New Hampshire without spending any money on GOTV or other traditional "ground game" stuff. He is counting on enthusiasm.

For another thing he is absolutely fantastic about dealing with petty crap from others. Do you think for even a minute he would stand for being blamed for the Flint debacle were he in Rick Snyder's position (that idiot)? NFW.

The substance of his policies matter less in the election at this point than his political skills.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 10:04 AM (TxJGV)

491 I understand that sentiment and don't disagree with the Trump support arising out of it. The aggravating part for me is when Trump supporters sway back and forth from that to he is poised and qualified to fix what's broken.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 10:00 AM (+LunL)

I get stoked about him ripping the democrats a new one. Then I remember he probably doesn't even know who Lois Lerner is. I'm trying to keep the koolaid on the table at least until the convention.

Still Cleveland!

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

492
Gas in LA is still around 2.89999999/gal.>>>

And a tear down house is a million dollars. How anyone normal affords to live there is beyond me.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 11, 2016 10:04 AM (XtAzU)

493 >>The 52-year-old victim was hospitalized and suspect arrested by police
but the valet service supervisor with a valid CPL who pulled his gun to
stop the attack, says he was fired.



First, firing the hero is despicable.
Second, more details on this visitor who got randomly stabby? That's the MO of a very particular group.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 11, 2016 10:05 AM (NOIQH)

494 I note a bunch of people discussing GITMO detainees would get constitutional rights if we moved them to the US.


You are way behind times. SCOTUS already gave them that while they are at GITMO in 2008. Bing up BOUMEDIENE v Bush. Of course it was a BS ruling like most of them are.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 10:05 AM (t2KH5)

495 I don't see Trump as either Democrat or Republican. I see him as businessman and CEO who would start to run USA, Inc as a business.

Obviously the country is hemmoraging money. The way to stop that is to stop the outflow of untaxed dollars from the country. Put tens of millions of Americans back to work. Severely curtail immigration of those who would immediately be a drain on finances or who are replacing American workers In technology. Basic, sound financial practices. Long overdue, long ignored.

I prefer Cruz, but my friends, you have nothing to fear with Donald Trump in the White House.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 10:05 AM (fbovC)

496
It would be a race to have the least negative votes. Someone with zero votes would win in a landslide.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:02 AM (xuouz)

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The rule will have to be, if you don't crack into the positive territory you can't win.

Or perhaps people will forget about the Libertarian candidate and he squeaks by with 103 votes.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:05 AM (LXJ1e)

497 ...Yes, a man that has been in the media since the 80's is a "blank slate"...

Still better than McCain. Mitt turned out to be a goat in sheep's clothing unless you think he is lying now. Better than W also. W chose family over country. Sold out to new-world-order and Moloch.

Posted by: scorecard at February 11, 2016 10:07 AM (I0sxh)

498 The rule will have to be, if you don't crack into the positive territory you can't win.
Or perhaps people will forget about the Libertarian candidate and he squeaks by with 103 votes.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:05 AM (LXJ1e)

Ladies and Gentlemen... the President of the United States!

Jim Gilmore!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:07 AM (xuouz)

499 I prefer Cruz, but my friends, you have nothing to fear with Donald Trump in the White House.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 10:05 AM (fbovC)
--------------------------------------------------

Now I'm really worried.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 10:08 AM (TxJGV)

500 It would be a race to have the least negative votes. Someone with zero votes would win in a landslide.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:02 AM


That's a reason why I support the Second Look At Vermin Supreme. If his government were to fulfill his campaign promise and give every American their own pony, the cost would still be less than a day's-worth of Crazy Uncle Bernie.

And what other candidate has donated a kidney?

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 10:09 AM (GRl5a)

501 ...stop the outflow of untaxed dollars...

Warning Warning Warning Will Robinson. Progressive on AofS comment thread.

Posted by: scorecard at February 11, 2016 10:09 AM (Bbcs8)

502 That's the MO of a very particular group.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 11, 2016 10:05 AM (NOIQH)

Freaking pro-lifers.

Crazy ass Christians.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:09 AM (xuouz)

503 "With full knowledge of the risks a Trump presidency
entails (foreign policy cluelessness coupled with ego, refusal by the
bureaucracy to enforce his changes, a pissed off and uncooperative
congress, a media looking to trip him up, the immediate detonation of
the debt bomb, etc etc) isn't the chance that someone not Of The
Washington Body could actually assume the role of president worth those
risks?



And, not to self-aggrandize, I'm really asking, not telling.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 09:57 AM (xuouz)"


That is actually a rational argument in favor of voting for Trump. I am still not convinced but it is more persuasive than a lot of the Trumpbot assholes who casually toss around insults at anybody who slights their version of the Messiah.

One of the interesting possibilities of a Trump presidency might well be his handling of a reluctant bureaucracy. Obama has already established the precedent of an unaccountable President ruling by decree and ignoring Congress and the courts.


Trump could fire an entire department full of rebellious bureaucrats and contract out the work to a private company. Like Reagan and the Air Traffic Controllers, he probably would not have to do it more than once to get enthusiastic compliance from the rest of the government workers.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:09 AM (QHgTq)

504 Kyle Bass on China banking crisis.

https://tinyurl.com/hzbclcq

Smart guy. Strong language.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 11, 2016 10:09 AM (4ng05)

505 Did anyone bother to watch the Cruz interview that was posted in the comments above? That's the other aggravating part to me. You have a man who entails everything posters here were wishing for in 2012 and he is being dismissed for someone who for 60 years of his life has self identified as a Democrat.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 10:10 AM (+LunL)

506 425 ...You can pretty much always say "Snatch the pussy and put it in a box."


Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole

Go on....

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 11, 2016 10:10 AM (kfcYC)

507 ...you have nothing to fear...

If your right with God. God is your friend and will help and protect you if asked.

Posted by: scorecard at February 11, 2016 10:11 AM (Bbcs8)

508 And what other candidate has donated a kidney?
Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 10:09 AM (GRl5a)

Who else has ever made his closing pitch through the magic of song?

Who else has access to magic gay-making powder, or the will to use it on Randall Terry?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:12 AM (xuouz)

509 Bruce w/aW: Gas in LA is still around 2.89999999/gal.

grammie winger: $1.24 here in SE Wisconsin.

Saw a headline yesterday saying it's "unlikely" that gas here in Oklahoma will actually go below $1.00.

* walks away whistling *

Posted by: mindful webworker - need to fill up the truck today at February 11, 2016 10:12 AM (chFFu)

510 Did anyone bother to watch the Cruz interview that was posted in the comments above? That's the other aggravating part to me. You have a man who entails everything posters here were wishing for in 2012 and he is being dismissed for someone who for 60 years of his life has self identified as a Democrat.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 10:10 AM (+LunL)


yep, Cruz is damn near perfect when it comes to his beliefs/policies in parallel with most of these commenters

I don't agree with everything about Cruz, but I see him as the best candidate.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:13 AM (qCMvj)

511 I prefer Cruz.

However, I doubt my vote will count for much by the time my state's primary rolls around.

We'll see.

I don't mind The Donald as the best of the rest.

But, he is unlikely to clean house like Cruz would.


Most of his contacts and crew he brings in are likely to be New York businessmen- i.e.. hardcore liberals.

Still we may get the fence and a stop to illegals.

A better deal than we'll get from Jeb!, Rubio, or Kasich.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 11, 2016 10:13 AM (0cMkb)

512 Who else has access to magic gay-making powder, or the will to use it on Randall Terry?

Posted by: Ghost of Kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:12 AM


And what other candidate has warned us of the dangers of ignoring the Zombie Apocalypse?

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 10:14 AM (GRl5a)

513

I am beginning to believe Trump will put in a single-payer system.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:14 AM (qCMvj)

514 505 Did anyone bother to watch the Cruz interview that was posted in the comments above? That's the other aggravating part to me. You have a man who entails everything posters here were wishing for in 2012 and he is being dismissed for someone who for 60 years of his life has self identified as a Democrat.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 10:10 AM (+LunL)

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Democrat, Republican, Reform, Republican, Democrat, Republican

Trump has hit on enough key issues to motivate the base to turn out and is outsider enough to appeal independents.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:15 AM (LXJ1e)

515 Did anyone bother to watch the Cruz interview that was posted in the comments above? That's the other aggravating part to me. You have a man who entails everything posters here were wishing for in 2012 and he is being dismissed for someone who for 60 years of his life has self identified as a Democrat.

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I find it somewhat aggravating myself. But the country is angry - which I understand. The GOP has left an opening for this type of populist revolt. Its up to Cruz to make his case. I think he is doing it. Whether he breaks through or not remains to be seen. I don't think he should be underestimated.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2016 10:15 AM (gmeXX)

516 "492


Gas in LA is still around 2.89999999/gal.>>>

And a tear down house is a million dollars. How anyone normal affords to live there is beyond me.


Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 11, 2016 10:04 AM (XtAzU)"


The normal people have mainly moved away by now. In Retrospect, I think that Roberti-Roos was the tipping point where California was too far down the slippery slope to save.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:15 AM (QHgTq)

517 Regarding the conventional wisdom that Bernie cant win the black vote . .

Isn't that implicitly racist ?

It's admitting (sotto voce) that blacks would love to vote for a black man (Obama), they will settle for a white woman (Hillary!) but aint no way they're going to vote for a Jew.

What policy position would make Hillary an obvious preference for black Americans ??

Posted by: McCool at February 11, 2016 10:15 AM (TQxRy)

518
Max Rockatansky, that would be logical and non-self defeating.
I think we are past that point.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Whale at February 11, 2016 10:16 AM (+aCe4)

519 Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:09 AM (QHgTq)

That's my sincere hope if he is lucky enough to become President. My fear is that his lack of knowledge of how government works will allow those entrenched bureaucrats to use their knowledge to overcome any of his attempts. At least we may get an internal war necessary to start the process.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 10:16 AM (+LunL)

520 Still we may get the fence and a stop to illegals.

A better deal than we'll get from Jeb!, Rubio, or Kasich.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 11, 2016 10:13 AM (0cMkb)


Agree. I think he will keep his word and try to rid the nation of the illegals and refugees issue. Which is going to destroy the nation.

So we settle with Single Payer Healthcare, probably as a result.

I still think Cruz would do both, repeal right away, and deal with the illegals/refugees.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:16 AM (qCMvj)

521 I prefer Cruz, but my friends, you have nothing to fear with Donald Trump in the White House.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 11, 2016 10:05 AM (fbovC)

Don't DO that ugg boots... you will trigger John McCain flashbacks in someone.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 11, 2016 10:17 AM (OrI3J)

522 I like a lot of what Cruz says, but he's a Republican.
So there's a 99.44% probability that he's lying his ass off.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 10:17 AM (u5gzz)

523 What policy position would make Hillary an obvious preference for black Americans ??



Posted by: McCool at February 11, 2016 10:15 AM (TQxRy)


Types
*DELETES*
Types

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 11, 2016 10:17 AM (wYnyS)

524 Greetings gentlefappers.

and kudos to Maet. That ONT Long Cat pic was, um, something.

#freshhell

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2016 10:17 AM (LUgeY)

525 My fear is that his lack of knowledge of how government works will allow those entrenched bureaucrats to use their knowledge to overcome any of his attempts.

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My fear is that he knows how government works - crony capitalism. And he will continue that.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2016 10:17 AM (gmeXX)

526 I'm putting my marker down now.

If the candidate is Cruz, I'll vote for him out of principle.

If it's Trump, I'll vote for him out of spite.

If it's anyone else, I'm staying home because to hell with it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 11, 2016 10:17 AM (9krrF)

527 >>Did anyone bother to watch the Cruz interview that was posted in the comments above? That's the other aggravating part to me. You have a man who entails everything posters here were wishing for in 2012 and he is being dismissed for someone who for 60 years of his life has self identified as a Democrat.

We've entered a brave new world. Some of the very people who were calling me a RINO for supporting Romney are now enthusiastically supporting Trump when you have someone like Cruz as an alternative. Not that much has changed in 4 years for people to go completely 180.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 10:18 AM (/tuJf)

528 I find it somewhat aggravating myself. But the country is angry - which I understand. The GOP has left an opening for this type of populist revolt. Its up to Cruz to make his case. I think he is doing it. Whether he breaks through or not remains to be seen. I don't think he should be underestimated.
Posted by: SH at February 11, 2016 10:15 AM (gmeXX)


Trump has the larger personality, so he persuades people that way.

If Trump were Perot...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:18 AM (qCMvj)

529 I like a lot of what Cruz says, but he's a Republican.
So there's a 99.44% probability that he's lying his ass off.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 10:17 AM (u5gzz)


What is Trump?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:21 AM (qCMvj)

530 In commiefornia, if one has a ccw, pulls and shoots someone threatening someone else (ie can't demonstrate threat of grave harm to self), expect to be arrested.

Posted by: edmundburkesshade at February 11, 2016 10:21 AM (cmBvC)

531 Did anyone bother to watch the Cruz interview that was posted in the comments above? That's the other aggravating part to me. You have a man who entails everything posters here were wishing for in 2012 and he is being dismissed

No he isn't necessarily "everything that we wish for", and he has a record too, some of it shitty.

And if Trump is a primal scream, the Voice of Reason is dragging across an asshole who couldn't be bothered to maintain a fucking mailbox in Kansas.

Posted by: Himself at February 11, 2016 10:22 AM (326rv)

532 Good news! Another cutting edge weapons system bites the dust:

https://tinyurl.com/zaen44c

The Barry and Kerry twins, no doubt.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 11, 2016 10:22 AM (4ng05)

533 I am beginning to believe Trump will put in a single-payer system.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:14 AM (qCMvj)

I believe what he's outlined is a competitive open market system for regular insurance, and subsidy for those with pre-existing, chronic, and polychronic conditions. This is a compromise but it's more than acceptable to rank and file progressives, and it would mean repealing obamacare.

Of course, that could just be me parsing his broken english, based on an interview I can't find right now, into what I'd like him to say.

And based on this chart owy.mn/1muIp29 it's not a silver bullet. But regulatory compliance drives a shitload of costs in healthcare right now, and the current solution is tossing every questionable case onto Medicare - not sustainable. Lopping off regulatory enforcement and compliance departments would slash costs like whoa dude. And despite the hypnotism that dems have done on premium costs, a real effect on premiums would turn a fat swath of millenials red.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:22 AM (xuouz)

534
What policy position would make Hillary an obvious preference for black Americans ??


She already has offered reparations, a/k/a, "moar free shit."

She's going to weep alongside the devoted mothers of those poor little Dindu Nuffins who were gunned down by the racist police.

Considering that the term "black Americans," rather than bringing to mind a Ben Carson or a Clarence Thomas, suggests an indolent, insolent, racist, angry thug, she's already their perfect candidate.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2016 10:22 AM (X6fMO)

535 ...You have a man who entails everything posters here were wishing for in 2012 and he is being dismissed...

Can't tell if he is lying or not. His time was taken by McCain and Mitt. No one can believe Cruz can stop Federal Government even if he isn't lying. Time for someone who can rally the masses. Obama tried but all he got was the free-stuff-army, black-lives-matter-for-EBT-cards, union-protest-for-pay, something-wall-street and dumber-than-dirt-student-feminist-fluffies. AKA people who starve to death in the burning times. Poor Obama. Such big ears but can not hear. Such big mouth but no one worth a damn listens.

Posted by: scorecard at February 11, 2016 10:22 AM (I0sxh)

536 What is Trump?
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:21 AM (qCMvj)

Beats me. I'm not a fan.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2016 10:23 AM (u5gzz)

537 I think the Democrat race is pretty interesting. Hillary (even if she isn't in prison) and Bernie are both losers, and Democrats know it. What the hell are they going to do, having watched the Progressive era basically wipe out Democrats at the state level, and having lost the Congress (the House by a huge majority), and now the WH?

Only the Propaganda Press is keeping the illusion of a national party alive. I myself hope they crash and burn very soon, and then I look forward to Democrats turning on the Progressives with a vengeance.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 10:23 AM (TxJGV)

538 "Not that much has changed in 4 years for people to go completely 180.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 10:18 AM (/tuJf)"

What has changed is that people have lost hope that America can ever recover from the Worst President In Living Memory. There is a lot of Let It Burn in the Trump enthusiasm.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:23 AM (QHgTq)

539 I still think Cruz would do both, repeal right away, and deal with the illegals/refugees.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:16 AM (qCMvj)

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1) Cruz can't repeal anything, its has to come from Congress. A step in the process, but it's there.

2) I looked at Cruz's campaign website, he DOES NOT state what he will do with the illegals (other than criminal illegal, those in jail). But based on his work numerous times on legalizing illegals but not granting citizenship (his "poison pill" was that very thing), I'm absolutely certain he will do that as President.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:24 AM (LXJ1e)

540
So, whose idea was it to get Ace all sex up late at night? You know he suffers from insomnia already. Now, he was probably up all night.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 11, 2016 10:24 AM (iQIUe)

541 And based on this chart owy.mn/1muIp29 it's not a silver bullet. But regulatory compliance drives a shitload of costs in healthcare right now, and the current solution is tossing every questionable case onto Medicare - not sustainable.

Step One of the Cavil Economic Prescription, the shitcanning of 30 years worth of regulations, would remedy a vast number of ills.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 11, 2016 10:26 AM (9krrF)

542 The Telegraph.co.uk is in a panic over the coming financial panic because it's going to be a financial panic so everybody panic because government can't do anything so it's going to be a panic.

Somebody has to do something. Somebody DO SOMEThING because it's a panic.

To which I reply, "Here, hold my beer, and watch this ariens eat up this three foot deep snowdrift."

Posted by: Bjorn Bjigski at February 11, 2016 10:26 AM (77GQX)

543 ...What the hell are they going to do...

Democrats became Republicans. The communist became Democrats. What the hell are Republicans going to do? Seemingly rally behind Trump. The times they are a crazy.

Posted by: scorecard at February 11, 2016 10:26 AM (I0sxh)

544 We've entered a brave new world. Some of the very people who were calling me a RINO for supporting Romney are now enthusiastically supporting Trump when you have someone like Cruz as an alternative. Not that much has changed in 4 years for people to go completely 180.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 10:18 AM (/tuJf)

Cultural power IS political power.

Republicans have the cultural appeal of the QVC channel. The republican brand is a fucking joke.

Trump is a big fat question mark but he has cultural traction and he is working his ass off to get even more. He's doing interviews with everyone. He went on the fucking WEEI (awful sports talk) morning show last week in New England, and on local NPR the next day.

Democrats have in the past 20 years achieved a political stalemate and a 90-10 cultural advantage. Trump is 40-60 politically, 80-20 culturally, and working to improve both.

Advantage Trump.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:26 AM (xuouz)

545 Only the Propaganda Press is keeping the illusion of a national party alive. I myself hope they crash and burn very soon, and then I look forward to Democrats turning on the Progressives with a vengeance.
Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 10:23 AM (TxJGV)
---------------------

Let the metaphorical blood-letting begin!

Actually the progressives own the Democrats hook, line and sinker. Don't you really think that a Democrat lose will be completely blamed on the Clintons? I do. Anybody associated with them and anyone perceived too moderate (Manchin types) will be exiled.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:27 AM (LXJ1e)

546 Anybody seen my 'green shoots' around here? I could sure use a few right now.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 11, 2016 10:27 AM (TnUKj)

547 Bruce, i think ace was self motivated .

and maybe he needed the laughter and absurdity to unwind. it probably worked it worked ofr me this morning, just reading it.

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 10:27 AM (9XzdI)

548 Magic words from Yellen yesterday that any planned rate hike is on hold because of the weak economy.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 08:51 AM (LXJ1e)




Weak economy? No ways. Just last week Barry said it was the greatest ever and disagreeing with him is RACIST!1!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2016 10:28 AM (493sH)

549 Love that Trump is telling the French reporters that he's "always" packing. They're in a dither about it

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (TxJGV)

550 MTF, i wish for your scenario to become true. Yet media has been very successful in selling the progressive wares to the public.

so i'm not convinced.

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (9XzdI)

551 Looks like the GM guy who pulled the gun on the stabby lady may not be fired after all.

GM has replied that they did not ask his employer to terminate him (Valet Service is a contractor provided service), and they understand him to still be employed by his employer.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (ptqRm)

552 >>What has changed is that people have lost hope that America can ever recover from the Worst President In Living Memory. There is a lot of Let It Burn in the Trump enthusiasm.

I absolutely get the Let It Burn position. But it is already burning and nothing is going to stop it before a lot of wealth and prosperity is destroyed. Good chance of more war and instability is also on tap. I just question if Trump is the guy I want leading through the burning and rebuilding process.

Cruz has never been my favorite. He just rubs me the wrong way despite the fact that I agree with most of his policies. And while he may have instances of straying he is a pretty reliable conservative voice.

I'd vote for Trump if he is the nominee but not with a ton of enthusiasm or confidence. I'd rather see Cruz get the nod and given the disarray on the left I think this is an election he could win.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (/tuJf)

553 "534

What policy position would make Hillary an obvious preference for black Americans ??


She already has offered reparations, a/k/a, "moar free shit."

She's going to weep alongside the devoted mothers of those poor little Dindu Nuffins who were gunned down by the racist police.

Considering
that the term "black Americans," rather than bringing to mind a Ben
Carson or a Clarence Thomas, suggests an indolent, insolent, racist,
angry thug, she's already their perfect candidate.


Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2016 10:22 AM (X6fMO)"


And once more, that is why the Republican Congress should put together a slavery reparations bill for a lottery to give away federal land in 40 acre lots to every black family in America. Include the oil fields in ANWR. Include the low sulfur coal in Staircase-Escalante that Bill Clinton locked up.


Send the bill to Obama's desk and dare him to veto it as part of his legacy. Transfer millions of acres of federal government land into the private sector. Fire everybody at the BLM because there will be no need for them any more. Let ranchers negotiate leases with private individuals instead of with the government.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (QHgTq)

554 538 "Not that much has changed in 4 years for people to go completely 180.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 10:18 AM (/tuJf)"

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

Thad Cochran.

Working the system doesn't work. Therefore extreme measures are required.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (LXJ1e)

555 Another cutting edge weapons system bites the dust:


Does anyone happen to know the rank of the most senior Naval Aviator?
Human one, I mean. And yes, you can count McCain.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (xq1UY)

556 Anybody seen my 'green shoots' around here? I could sure use a few right now.

*rummages in gig bag*


Um, nope, I don't see any. I do see some "Yes we can" and some change (prolly left over from that pizza the other night)...


...I have what looks like some "unexpectedly" left, if that'll help.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2016 10:31 AM (LUgeY)

557 So, when Spock said "Live long and prosper," who knew he was capitalist?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 11, 2016 10:31 AM (YqcVw)

558 I offer the Biden solution. Trump can be President of the North East Great America. Cruz can be President of Texmerica and the Dems can appoint their dictator to Calicommifornia.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 10:31 AM (+LunL)

559 ...Telegraph.co.uk is in a panic...

London Financial (fraud) is all that is keeping UK from total collapse. The rest of UK is poverty and depravity. Charles, Prince of Wales, is an antichrist. End is neigh and it isn't pretty.

Posted by: scorecard at February 11, 2016 10:32 AM (Bbcs8)

560 I've become pretty philosophical about the political process overall (which, I suppose) is another way of saying that I don't agree with anyone) but, and not to wax spiritual or anything, biblically we find that after the people petitioned G-d for a king, the implication is that we wind up with the leaders we deserve.

I think that looking back over the last 20 odd years at least, it would be very hard to argue with that.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 11, 2016 10:32 AM (4ng05)

561 Check the top of the sidebar.

"I (Ace) am liveblogging 50 Shades of Gray in the thread below the ONT..."

Ace feels a need to let us know it's him on his own blog.

The time is ripe for a takeover. The ACEe has run this show long enough.

We need to WIN AGAIN. We need MORNING CONTENT.

Let's elect someone to run the blog in the mornings.

I nominate Amy Schumer! She's so funny, and almost hot. And wouldn't it be fun to see Vic's links pasted without attribution in a mid-morning post?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:32 AM (xuouz)

562

hehe, missed the 50 shades of gray thread

shucks

just read through some of the comments

ace is hysterical

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:32 AM (qCMvj)

563 cit was warning last week of a looming repeat recession.
as if we ever left the last one!

Of course i doubt many of the powerful felt it or those in DC as regular america grappling with it for the last several years.

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 10:33 AM (9XzdI)

564
And once more, that is why the Republican Congress should put together a slavery reparations bill for a lottery to give away federal land in 40 acre lots to every black family in America. Include the oil fields in ANWR. Include the low sulfur coal in Staircase-Escalante that Bill Clinton locked up.


Send the bill to Obama's desk and dare him to veto it as part of his legacy. Transfer millions of acres of federal government land into the private sector. Fire everybody at the BLM because there will be no need for them any more. Let ranchers negotiate leases with private individuals instead of with the government.
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (QHgTq)

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

Not a bad plan. My plan is to offer $20,000 and relocation expenses to an African country of your choice in exchange for renunciation of your citizenship.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:33 AM (LXJ1e)

565 If this post reaches 7000 comments I will smash Trump's gold-plated laptop.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 11, 2016 10:33 AM (VdICR)

566 "I'd vote for Trump if he is the nominee but not with
a ton of enthusiasm or confidence. I'd rather see Cruz get the nod and
given the disarray on the left I think this is an election he could win.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (/tuJf)"


I agree with this. I hope it is Cruz on the ballot but, while I am not wildly enthusiastic about Trump, I will vote with more enthusiasm than I did for McCain or Romney.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:33 AM (QHgTq)

567 "Green shoots."
All right.
But Greedo shot first, right?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 10:34 AM (xq1UY)

568 545 Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:27 AM (LXJ1e)
------------------------------------------------

You could absolutely be right. I saw early seeds of that in talking to my lefty sister last night. She was sullen and her Bernie-ness was just bubbling below the surface as she made one nasty Hillary comment after another.

But I can't help but think rationality will re-assert itself over there at some point. Maybe that's crazy.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 10:34 AM (TxJGV)

569 artisanal 'ette, lol he was so disappointed the grey guy still shelled out for meals. what a failure for mankind! had such hopes.

lauren, thunderb, l'elle', caligirl had me rolling around in bed laughing out loud this morning.

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 10:35 AM (9XzdI)

570
oh my the ONT was awesome

lol

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:35 AM (qCMvj)

571 Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (QHgTq)

___

That's a hell of a good idea.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 11, 2016 10:35 AM (0LHZx)

572
Markets are crashing + jobs numbers are weak + GDP is about zero + Democrat in the White House = Things have never been better.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2016 10:36 AM (493sH)

573 I just question if Trump is the guy I want leading through the burning and rebuilding process.

Delegating the responsibility of leadership is what got us into this mess.

We have to step up and be the leaders now. It's sure as hell not going to be someone else.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 11, 2016 10:36 AM (9krrF)

574 Wife told me that Sanders and Sharpton were still at their lunch table meeting.
Neither one would pick up the check.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 10:37 AM (xq1UY)

575 558 I offer the Biden solution. Trump can be President of the North East Great America. Cruz can be President of Texmerica and the Dems can appoint their dictator to Calicommifornia.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 11, 2016 10:31 AM (+LunL)

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

I'd buy that for dollar!

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:37 AM (LXJ1e)

576 Neither one would pick up the check.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 10:37 AM (xq1UY)

hah

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 10:38 AM (9XzdI)

577 554 Thad Cochran.

Working the system doesn't work. Therefore extreme measures are required.
--------------------------------------------------

This is the Trump campaign in a nutshell.

Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 10:38 AM (TxJGV)

578 "Not a bad plan. My plan is to offer $20,000 and
relocation expenses to an African country of your choice in exchange for
renunciation of your citizenship.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:33 AM (LXJ1e)"


Yes, but I doubt that your plan would get a lot of takers. I also don't see it getting a lot of support in Congress and it would definitely be vetoed by Obama.

With my plan, we get a death match fight between the green and black parts of the Democrat coalition and if it passes, millions of black landowners will get the pleasure of being screwed with by the bureaucrats from the EPA which might cause them to question their unthinking support for the federal government.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:38 AM (QHgTq)

579 Wife told me that Sanders and Sharpton were still at their lunch table meeting.
Neither one would pick up the check.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 10:37 AM (xq1UY)


Dennis Miller said that joke last night, Amy.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:38 AM (qCMvj)

580 I'm just waiting on some art so I can post...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at February 11, 2016 10:39 AM (5buP8)

581 Lucky for me, my wife has given up chocolate and flowers for Lent.

I don't know if she is aware of this yet, but she has.

Posted by: tankdemon at February 11, 2016 10:39 AM (VlFRX)

582 Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (QHgTq)
___
That's a hell of a good idea.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 11, 2016 10:35 AM (0LHZx)

If we didn't already have an obnoxious a-hole running for president I'd recommend this one!

Really is a brilliant idea.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:39 AM (xuouz)

583 >>Thad Cochran.

>>Working the system doesn't work. Therefore extreme measures are required.

Eric Cantor.

It does work just slowly and imperfectly.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 10:39 AM (/tuJf)

584 New amendment for the article V convention.

No one may serve in the employ of the Federal government for more than 10 years (excepting military).

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:39 AM (LXJ1e)

585 She already has offered reparations, a/k/a, "moar free shit."


Bernie is the King of Moar Free Shit

Massive wealth re-distribution, free college, free healthcare.
He's down with the struggle . .

Just cuz' he can't do the 'I aint no wayz tiyard !' in a faux southern drawl ?

Posted by: McCool at February 11, 2016 10:40 AM (TQxRy)

586 Ok I'm gonna try doing my job for the balance of the morning.

See ya horde

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:40 AM (xuouz)

587

Can't wait for that David Brooks picture to disappear from the sidebar. He gives me the creeps. Like pedo creeps.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:41 AM (qCMvj)

588 You can pretty much always say "Snatch the pussy and put it in a box."
------------------
Step One: Cut a hole in a box
Sep Two: ...

Posted by: Chi at February 11, 2016 10:41 AM (OUpHg)

589 No one may serve in the employ of the Federal government for more than 10 years (excepting military).

Add my ban on immediate family of Federals past or present and I'm on board.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 11, 2016 10:41 AM (9krrF)

590 Ok I'm gonna try doing my job for the balance of the morning.

See ya horde
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 10:40 AM (xuouz)


same

I shoveled the snow, and still thawing, so need to get moving.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:41 AM (qCMvj)

591 Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:38 AM (QHgTq)

Because American Blacks may be deluded about politics, but they aren't stupid.

An old friend did a lot of business in Africa in the 1980s. He was on a plane leaving some shithole one day and sat down next to an American woman (Black) who was also doing business. He had been shaken down for his electric shaver by the customs official (not uncommon) and was in a pissy mood. She too had been extorted out of something, and they commiserated.

As they taxied away from the terminal, the woman looked at him and said, "Thank God for slavery."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2016 10:43 AM (Zu3d9)

592 I hope Ace is alright after his live pr0nblogging adventure last night.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2016 10:43 AM (LUgeY)

593 I know you are all wondering what to send me for Valentine's Day. Gold, and ammunition.

Posted by: SWAK, Mike Hammer at February 11, 2016 10:43 AM (n22zQ)

594 Can't wait for that David Brooks picture to disappear from the sidebar. He gives me the creeps. Like pedo creeps.

yeah,
"Theleftsusefulidiot" is a long middle name. But apt.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at February 11, 2016 10:44 AM (5buP8)

595 "571
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (QHgTq)



___



That's a hell of a good idea.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 11, 2016 10:35 AM (0LHZx)"


Why, thank you. Pass it on to your Congressman if you get a chance.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 10:44 AM (QHgTq)

596

good morning


the Hell, is it fresh?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 11, 2016 10:46 AM (zOTsN)

597 @596 The Hell it is.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 10:47 AM (xq1UY)

598

TRUMP RESPONDS TO FORMER PREZ OF MEXICO SAYING THEY WON'T PAY ONE CENT FOR A BORDER WALL...

http://bit.ly/1RtaCmS

hehe, war already started

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:48 AM (qCMvj)

599 An interesting notion about how media works in this country today, given the state of "advanced technology" and all, is that news from Mexico, where vast areas of that country are out of the control of their government and where violence is worse than in Iraq, in this country, its neighbor, we know relatively little about this.

Just an observation.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 11, 2016 10:48 AM (4ng05)

600 A LOT has changed over the last four years, but much of it is papered over and ignored. Europe is burning, Middle East North Africa is a mess, Obama gave Iran the path to the bomb and $150B that Kerry said will partly fund terrorism, and the stock market is showing signs that seven years of zero interest and $4T QE are only blowing more bubbles and allow the government to spend us even deeper into financial "hell".

The globalists don't mind, it may be part of the Soros style plan to break down the Western powers that be. We need an America First president that believes western values are worth fighting for. This is why I think Trump the builder is the best choice, and he has said the deeper things along those lines, things that resonate with Americans.

Populism is not always wrong. I'll take a young no executive worldly experience Cruz, but I think the dire straits and stormy seas we are in require a stronger man at the helm. The bully pulpit would be strong, extra-constitutional measures not required. If the DOW keeps dropping that seems to favor Trump. Same with unrest and jihadists in Europe and Trump's Muslim pause.

Trump or Cruz ... but the Orwellian hatefest over Trump at times would only give us Hillary. Too bad Walker didn't have the whole package ... but he just wasn't ready, and was bloodied from the union wars against him I guess. Movin' on.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 11, 2016 10:49 AM (5Gpe2)

601 If you only read one thing all day. IMHO
(Disclaimer, I know nothing about The Telegraph's politics.)
Sphincter. Tightened:
http://tinyurl.com/h33akwx

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at February 11, 2016 10:49 AM (5buP8)

602 596

good morning


the Hell, is it fresh?
Posted by: ThunderB at February 11, 2016 10:46 AM (zOTsN)



Nah, Its been tied up and spanked 6 times. Now its crying on its bed about the rough treatment.

Posted by: buzzion at February 11, 2016 10:49 AM (z/Ubi)

603 The roses Milady received for our anniversary on the 5th still look good.

Should I wrap them up again and give them to her for Valentine's or can I just leave them in the vase?

♥ ♥ ♥

Posted by: mindful webworker - cheap at February 11, 2016 10:49 AM (chFFu)

604 Huh! Made a typo and learned a new word.

ji

It's an 'honorific' and it's gender neutral. You can also use it for inanimate objects.

Next feminist you meet, address her as 'jee'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/-ji

Posted by: Bjorn Bjigski at February 11, 2016 10:50 AM (77GQX)

605 Nah, Its been tied up and spanked 6 times. Now its crying on its bed about the rough treatment.

Posted by: buzzion

so, time for an elegant dinner and a new car?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 11, 2016 10:50 AM (zOTsN)

606 Reparations??? Every time I hear that I want to scream. Blacks have been given reparations ever since the end of the civil war. And in 1965 LBJ started the welfare program and has been giving them free shit for over 50 years. I think it is about time they started paying me some damn reparations.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 10:50 AM (t2KH5)

607 With full knowledge of the risks a Trump presidency

entails (foreign policy cluelessness coupled with ego, refusal by the

bureaucracy to enforce his changes, a pissed off and uncooperative

congress, a media looking to trip him up, the immediate detonation of

the debt bomb, etc etc) isn't the chance that someone not Of The

Washington Body could actually assume the role of president worth those

risks?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 11, 2016 09:57 AM (xuouz)




Except in his disagreement with the uniparty over immigration and the refugee program, I really don't see Trump as an outsider. He and our vote selling "representatives" are the two faces of Janus. Both are responsible for the get along, go along kleptocracy that is robbing us blind and destroying our Republic.




THAT is the system that Trump is comfortable with and, even now, he turns to that system for solutions. From his praising of light rail to his insistence that he will make sure everyone will have health insurance (he doesn't say how but I feel very comfortable saying that it would involve bigger government) to praise of, and insistence that he will make deals with,the very people that are the problem in Washington; nothing Trump has said other than his determination to build the wall leads me to think that he is in anyway inclined to "clean house" like his supporters believe he will.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 11, 2016 10:52 AM (OrI3J)

608 Too bad Walker didn't have the whole package ... but he just wasn't ready, and was bloodied from the union wars against him I guess. Movin' on.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 11, 2016 10:49 AM (5Gpe2)




I see this clown on my drive into work with faded Recall Walker bumperstickers and a brand new Bernie one. I have yet to see a Hillary one here in Illinois. I really hope Comrade Bernie wins the nomination. Let the Dems be honest about being commies.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2016 10:52 AM (493sH)

609 605 Nah, Its been tied up and spanked 6 times. Now its crying on its bed about the rough treatment.

Posted by: buzzion

so, time for an elegant dinner and a new car?
Posted by: ThunderB at February 11, 2016 10:50 AM (zOTsN)



And then its off to meet the parents. "Mom, Dad, This is my Dom. He ties me up and beats me for sexual release. Isn't he dreamy!"

Posted by: buzzion at February 11, 2016 10:52 AM (z/Ubi)

610 what about people who immigrated to the US after the civil war?


what about blacks that arrived after the civil war?

what about the families of union soldiers who died in the civil war?

what about the blacks who fought for the confederacy? there were some

Posted by: ThunderB at February 11, 2016 10:53 AM (zOTsN)

611 Reparations??? Every time I hear that I want to scream. Blacks have been given reparations ever since the end of the civil war. And in 1965 LBJ started the welfare program and has been giving them free shit for over 50 years. I think it is about time they started paying me some damn reparations.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 10:50 AM (t2KH5)
I'm sure it's been said, and more eloquently, but the wound of slavery is too precious ever to be allowed to heal.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2016 10:54 AM (X6fMO)

612 PSA: Flowers and chocolates day is down to T minus 3 days. You still have time to look more thoughtful than panicked.


Fuck Valentines Day anyway. Thatisall.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 11, 2016 10:54 AM (kpqmD)

613 And then its off to meet the parents. "Mom, Dad, This is my Dom. He ties me up and beats me for sexual release. Isn't he dreamy!"

Posted by: buzzion


"when you said Dom I thought you meant his name was Dominic!"

- her mom

Posted by: ThunderB at February 11, 2016 10:54 AM (zOTsN)

614 thunderB i loved your deadpan comments through out that thread.

you guys gave me one of the best mornings i have had in a year.

and buzzion you were awesome.

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 10:54 AM (9XzdI)

615 What about the Bostonians who were involved in the slave trade?

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 10:54 AM (t2KH5)

616 Is fresh Hell rancid?

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2016 10:55 AM (qUNWi)

617 @601 There's only so tight a British left-wing sphincter can get.

You'll note, "the Americans" created the Great Depression. Then, supposedly, it just spread to Britain and the Continent. You know, like Spanish flu. Because 1920's Europe was such a model of financial stability. Now there's an Englishman.

I've said for decades now, there was no "US depression." The world was in a depression, just about from the end of WWI, and the US finally got drawn into it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 10:55 AM (xq1UY)

618 Fuck Valentines Day anyway. Thatisall.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 11, 2016 10:54 AM (kpqmD)

grumpy boy.

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 10:55 AM (9XzdI)

619 601 If you only read one thing all day. IMHO
(Disclaimer, I know nothing about The Telegraph's politics.)
Sphincter. Tightened:
http://tinyurl.com/h33akwx
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at February 11, 2016 10:49 AM (5buP

The implication of this is that capitalism is still a predominant factor in western economics. That's BS. Hell, it doesn't really even predominate in this country anymore. It is way, way, way over-regulated to be considered capitalism, and what little apparent capitalism that does still exist is corrupted by the marriage of the mega-capitalists and government - crony-capitalism, or as we used to say in the old days - corruption.

Free market capitalism, if allowed to thrive, would solve the problems that we have.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 11, 2016 10:55 AM (4ng05)

620 I particularly liked Lauren's quotes from the actual book. Gawd, how awful!

Posted by: ThunderB at February 11, 2016 10:56 AM (zOTsN)

621 and buzzion you were awesome.
Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 10:54 AM (9XzdI)



plz print

Posted by: buzzion at February 11, 2016 10:56 AM (z/Ubi)

622 Will the Muzzie sitcom on Fox show them going to mosque and how the women and men are separated there?

Posted by: buzzion at February 11, 2016 09:17 AM (zt+N6)



I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it will done to show how wonderful they are and how ignorant and awful Americans (white Christians) are.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2016 10:56 AM (493sH)

623 Love that Trump is telling the French reporters that he's "always" packing. They're in a dither about it
Posted by: MTF at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (TxJGV)


the people in Calais are probably cheering Trump at this point

see above #137, nightmare come true

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 10:56 AM (qCMvj)

624 RIP Tommy Kelly who played Tom Sawyer in the 1938 film. He died of congestive heart failure at 90.


http://tinyurl.com/hwhgaxp

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 07:06 AM (t2KH5)


RIP, Mr. Kelly. That pic raises a question. Lately, I see an awful of of videos and stills presented this way, normal-looking image in the middle, flanked on either side by the same image, or portions thereof, partially grayed out. Why? It sure looks dumb.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2016 10:56 AM (Z8fuk)

625 Art up.

Posted by: Marcel Marceau at February 11, 2016 10:56 AM (DrCtv)

626 fgs, now i'm cackling like Hillary!

help me.

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 10:57 AM (9XzdI)

627 Is fresh Hell rancid?


Well, um, yes. Yes it is.

But if you think it's bad now, just let it sit out of the refrigerator for a day or two...

...afuche capesta, man.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2016 10:57 AM (LUgeY)

628 617 I've said for decades now, there was no "US
depression." The world was in a depression, just about from the end of
WWI, and the US finally got drawn into it.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 10:55 AM (xq1UY)


Yes, there was a depression. FDR took a normal down cycle and turned it into a depression. And the stock market crash actually had very little to do with it.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 10:57 AM (t2KH5)

629 I opened this morning griping about my lower back hurting. So as the thread ends, I thought I'd report... Milady gave me a bit of massage (before drifting back to sleep), I took some Arnica, and took a walk around the yard. Not all better, but much better with good prospects for being fine by the end of the day. Until the next thing goes wrong.

Posted by: mindful webworker - getting better all the ti-i-ime at February 11, 2016 10:58 AM (chFFu)

630 589 No one may serve in the employ of the Federal government for more than 10 years (excepting military).

Add my ban on immediate family of Federals past or present and I'm on board.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 11, 2016 10:41 AM (9krrF)

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

OK, that'll be section 2

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 11, 2016 10:58 AM (LXJ1e)

631 PSA: Flowers and chocolates day is down to T minus 3 days. You still have time to look more thoughtful than panicked.


Fuck Valentines Day anyway. Thatisall.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 11, 2016 10:54 AM (kpqmD)




I keep seeing the Vermont Teddy Bear commercials were women don't want flowers and chocolates but are getting practically orgasmic over a giant teddy bear. Who knew.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2016 10:58 AM (493sH)

632 mindful worker, i hope you feel better overall soon.

Posted by: willow at February 11, 2016 11:00 AM (9XzdI)

633 What has changed is that people have lost hope that America can ever recover from the Worst President In Living Memory. There is a lot of Let It Burn in the Trump enthusiasm.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2016 10:30 AM (/tuJf)


yeah, been trying to define Trump

all I come up with is American (he's both Democrat and Republican - an American centrist)





Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 11:00 AM (qCMvj)

634 Sphincter. Tightened:
http://tinyurl.com/h33akwx
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at February 11, 2016 10:49 AM (5buP

Whuh? Blame "capitalism?"

Sure, as if what we have now is capitalism. Or free enterprise.

Posted by: OneEyedJack (Of Spades, naturally) at February 11, 2016 11:00 AM (kKHcp)

635 I opened this morning griping about my lower back hurting. So as the thread ends, I thought I'd report... Milady gave me a bit of massage (before drifting back to sleep), I took some Arnica, and took a walk around the yard. Not all better, but much better with good prospects for being fine by the end of the day. Until the next thing goes wrong.


Posted by: mindful webworker - getting better all the ti-i-ime at February 11, 2016 10:58 AM (chFFu)


good to know
as long as you dont' have a fever

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 11, 2016 11:01 AM (qCMvj)

636 @631 Size. Matters.

Vic, of course. I mean there was no "Hoover" depression. The down-cycle that got out of control (or "in control," as we might see it) was not the result of internal economic factors (it's always blamed on margin plays), but of the downward drag of the rest of the world's dismal financial conditions.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 11:05 AM (xq1UY)

637 I've said for decades now, there was no "US

depression." The world was in a depression, just about from the end of

WWI, and the US finally got drawn into it.




Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2016 10:55 AM (xq1UY)


The world was in depression but Europe (minus Germany) bounced back sooner because they did not have FDR and his merry band of socialists/communists continually screwing with their economy. Robert Higgs wrote a really good book (Depression, War and Cold War) that looks at the data on this.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 11, 2016 11:07 AM (OrI3J)

638 what about the blacks who fought for the confederacy? there were some
Posted by: ThunderB
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Local fellow, former NAACP Head:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/j29anqs

Posted by: SWAK, Mike Hammer at February 11, 2016 11:09 AM (n22zQ)

639 But all I am saying is that our response to this shouldn't be to toss out ALL of the so-called "PCness" and give ourselves a license to just be rude and crass and boorish. I don't think there is anything wrong with being respectful and mindful of your intended audience. Just because the left goes crazy thinking that every single word in the dictionary is some sort of microagression, doesn't mean that we should react by telling off-color jokes.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2016 07:50 AM (uZNvH)


You need none, as in zero, zilch, nada of that "PC lite" to be respectful. Just show respect.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2016 11:14 AM (Z8fuk)

640 San Francisco has re-instituted its Naked Valentines Day policy. Men or women can be completely naked in public as long as they have a permit.

Posted by: navybrat at February 11, 2016 11:18 AM (8QGte)

641 637 The world was in depression but Europe (minus
Germany) bounced back sooner because they did not have FDR and his merry
band of socialists/communists continually screwing with their economy.
Robert Higgs wrote a really good book (Depression, War and Cold War)
that looks at the data on this.


Posted by: redbanzai at February 11, 2016 11:07 AM (OrI3J)


Amity Shlaes has written a couple of good books about the origin of the US depression. in short - FDR

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 11:19 AM (t2KH5)

642 Flowers and chocolate? My wife wanted coffee!

Posted by: Isophorone at February 11, 2016 11:24 AM (KxXxo)

643 At what point will his followers expect him to stand up for what he says and does?

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 11, 2016 08:14 AM (GRl5a)


Well, there is the practical matter of vetting endorsers. How much time and effort does (or can) a campaign expend to ensure that every endorser who climbs on board is squeaky clean? There's a metric fuckton of preachers out there. Most are decent human beings, some have a few screws loose, and some are outright crooks. How do you tell, aside from the few that are notorious for some misbehavior?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2016 11:27 AM (Z8fuk)

644 "606
Reparations??? Every time I hear that I want to scream. Blacks have been
given reparations ever since the end of the civil war. And in 1965 LBJ
started the welfare program and has been giving them free shit for over
50 years. I think it is about time they started paying me some damn
reparations.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 11, 2016 10:50 AM (t2KH5)"


Vic
You might note in my proposal I do not say anything about a moral debt owed by people who never owned slaves to people who were never slaves.

My goal is to reduce the scope of the federal government by greatly reducing the amount of land it controls and to put that land and the resources it contains into the private sector.


The fact that I propose using one of the Democrats' grievance tropes to make that happen ought to amuse you as a soft of political Aikido where the strength of an opponent is used against him. While I don't care about the moral arguments of slavery reparations, the most loyal block in the Democrat coalition cares about them a lot.


Another block in the Democrat coalition, the environmentalist greens finds the idea of transferring millions of acres of land out of direct government control to be abhorrent. Another block in the Democrat coalition, the communists, are horrified at the idea of millions of black people suddenly becoming property owners and thus sharing a whole lot of interests with the middle class.

I view this sort of Slavery Reparations bill as an invitation to the various parts of the Democratic coalition to fight against each other or, more likely, to gang up and defeat the Blacks. Could that be the thing that finally breaks Blacks from their slavish devotion to the Democratic Party? I don't know. Maybe. Before LBJ, most Blacks voted Republican when they could vote. Even if it does not achieve every goal, it will disrupt the Democrats and cause contention among their ranks.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 11, 2016 11:41 AM (QHgTq)

645 "You still have time to look more thoughtful than panicked."

Um, I still don't have anyone to buy flowers and chocolates for...
If I'm required to participate this year, then some panic would be appropriate.

Posted by: gekkobear at February 11, 2016 12:40 PM (eQo/T)

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