Morning Thread (2-18-2016)

No matter what the actual results say, Brawndo is leading in every poll.

Drink up. It has electrolytes.

Posted by: Andy at 06:19 AM




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1 Go Brawndo go! By the way would that be Merlin Brawndo?

Posted by: Killerdog at February 18, 2016 06:22 AM (LgUpL)

2 Rubio sucks. He can't get traction on substance because he has none so now he's parroting Trump's lines on Cruz. I want to see Cruz rip him apart with a rap in the debate then walk over and drop him with a weak hand jab. Go away Rubio, you non-value added petulant little bottom feeder.

Posted by: 0302 at February 18, 2016 06:24 AM (gvCaa)

3

DAY 1,199

264 to go (337 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 18, 2016 06:26 AM (zLP1L)

4
If the San Bernardino shooters targeted a homo bathhouse in the Tenderloin, you bet your sweet ass Tim Cook would give the FBI the code in a heartbeat.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 06:27 AM (zLP1L)

5 Not first but in before Vic....

Posted by: Jenk at February 18, 2016 06:27 AM (OtryE)

6 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 18, 2016 06:27 AM (u82oZ)

7 I'm voting for Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

Posted by: wooga at February 18, 2016 06:27 AM (n4Ogf)

8 Good Morning J.J.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 18, 2016 06:28 AM (u82oZ)

9 "Not first but in before Vic...."


Speaking of which...
Has there been a Vic sighting in recent days?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 18, 2016 06:28 AM (ptqRm)

10 Good Morning Daywalkers!

Release the Vic!

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 18, 2016 06:29 AM (4pjhs)

11 I just got up so here's what I have so far:




Normal
0




Jebbie the Hutt thinks he
can win SC. He is 26 points down from
Trump. He and Carson are tied for last
place.





http://tinyurl.com/hfubgxs









Obama says he
"regrets" trying to block the nomination of Alito to the Supreme
court. And if you believe that I have
some property to sell. Just another
Obama lie.





http://tinyurl.com/jzaf26f




Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 06:30 AM (t2KH5)

12 8 Good Morning J.J.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 18, 2016 06:28 AM (u82oZ)


Bonjour, monsieur! Hymietown greets you with bodily fluids and random slashing.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 06:30 AM (zLP1L)

13 Wednesday Weirdness:

We've already been Vic-free the past couple of days. That's unsettling enough.

Then, yesterday, we had no morning thread, just went directly from the overnight to the headlines. Remember? Well...

Yesterday, I went to look at something in the headlines thread and it was missing. In the "recent entries" list in the left-hand column on the front page, there was the Overnight, there was the Art thread, but no Headline post in between. Wasn't there in the "next" link on the Overnight page-without-comments, either.

So I turned to the February archives.
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/2016_02.php

At first it didn't seem to be there, either, but 'way down this list, you can find "Wednesday News Dump 2/17/16 [Misanthropic Humanitarian]" in between "Morning Thread (2-16-2015)" and "Tuesday Morning News Dump 2/16/16 [Misanthropic Humanitarian]." That's what the previous/next links say on the post-only not-the-comments versions as well.
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/361566.php

For no reason I can figure out. It's not the post number. It's just... down there. In case anybody was looking.

Morning (whatever morning the hamsters think it is), Glories!

Posted by: mindful webworker - archivally at February 18, 2016 06:31 AM (SqM8E)

14 There's that normal 0 again. And I posted that from notepad. I'll be damned if I know what to do with this.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 06:32 AM (t2KH5)

15 Morning all, wishing you all the best today. I will be at the helm of a pressure washer washing today. Chilly but not freezing, thank goodness. Have a good day.

Posted by: Picric at February 18, 2016 06:32 AM (QnQ+g)

16 If the San Bernardino shooters targeted a homo bathhouse in the Tenderloin, you bet your sweet ass Tim Cook would give the FBI the code in a heartbeat.
_______________

I wonder what it's like to work at Apple these days.

All gay, all the time?

How far they've fallen.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 18, 2016 06:33 AM (df5V4)

17 G'morning Vic


There is no place for Normal at AoSHQ.

Glad to see that you are up and ok.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 18, 2016 06:34 AM (ptqRm)

18 16 I wonder what it's like to work at Apple these days.

All gay, all the time?

How far they've fallen.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 18, 2016 06:33 AM (df5V4)


Adam's Apple.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 06:34 AM (zLP1L)

19 But at least we have a morning thread and Vic today. Yay. It's morning thread in America again.

Posted by: mindful webworker - whew! at February 18, 2016 06:36 AM (SqM8E)

20 I see from the side bar that the head shit will not go to Scalia's funeral. What an asshole.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 06:36 AM (t2KH5)

21 Saw some video of crazy Uncle Bernie yesterday spewing his commie-socialists BS. He really is an ignorant spaz. I was half expecting him to take off his shoe and start pounding the lectern like Kruschev at the UN.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 18, 2016 06:36 AM (1BQGO)

22 I see from the side bar that the head shit will not go to Scalia's funeral. What an asshole. Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 06:36 AM

He's too busy packing for his upcoming trip to Coo-Bah, Vic.Gotta cram in another Historic First, y'know.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 18, 2016 06:39 AM (JPmdJ)

23 Anyone who remembers the old pound the lectern stuff is just as old as I am. And that by the way is what got Khrushchev fired. Because he made a fool out of himself.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 06:41 AM (t2KH5)

24 Adam's Apple.
______________

If circumstances were different, I might feel bad for Steve Jobs that his life's work is being destroyed this way, but since Jobs was the one who chose Cook, it's hard to care.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 18, 2016 06:41 AM (df5V4)

25 Oh, brrr. It's a miserable 46° here this morning before sunrise, and temperatures are only going to go up to the high 70s. How I'll make it through these terrible wintry days, I just don't know!

Oooooooo-oh!klahoma...

Posted by: mindful webworker - might snow... next month at February 18, 2016 06:41 AM (SqM8E)

26 It was 90 here in Tucson yesterday. We never see much of Old Man Winter around here, but this year he just blew on past us without so much as a wave hello.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 18, 2016 06:43 AM (df5V4)

27 Not quite that old but have read all about it (and seen videos). The resemblance to Bernie on one of rants is remarkable.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 18, 2016 06:45 AM (1BQGO)

28 I am just happy that the kids are finally going back to school!
Grandma didn't have any more tricks up her sleeve after a week and a half!

Posted by: FCF at February 18, 2016 06:46 AM (kejii)

29 I see from the side bar that the head shit will not go to Scalia's funeral. What an asshole.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 06:36 AM (t2KH5)
I suspect the Scalia family is relieved that they don't have to deal with the added aggravation of the First Pantywaist gumming up the works.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 18, 2016 06:46 AM (X6fMO)

30 normal 0's, its whats for breakfast!

Posted by: Killerdog at February 18, 2016 06:48 AM (LgUpL)

31 I just watched all of MSNBC's Trump Town Hall from last night.

And I'm about to type some words I never thought I'd type.

Anyone who's ever read my posts knows I hate the vast majority of the MSM with the fire of a thousand suns. And last night's hosts, Scarborough and Mika, have been two of my long-time favorite targets. But fair is fair.

The format was fantastic, the hosts were excellent, the audience participation was handled perfectly, and the entire production was pure class. And I have to say, neither FNC or CNN could have (or would have) pulled it off like MSNBC did.

I'm actually praising MSNBC. And Joe and Mika. I feel like I'm in Bizzaro land today, but so be it.

Now I want to see ALL the candidates do one just like it, ESPECIALLY Cruz. I think...no, I KNOW that Cruz could get his message out to the independents if given a forum and a format that is fair and balanced, and I have no doubt he could get MSNBC to do it if he wanted to do it.

MSNBC. Fair and balanced. I don't know what the hell is going on anymore. (I cut the cable 8 months ago, so I'm serious, I really don't know much of what's going on anymore with cable news.)

But, would MSNBC be as fair with Cruz? Trump IS tight with Joe and Mika, after all.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 18, 2016 06:51 AM (HMt16)

32 " I see from the side bar that the head shit will not go to Scalia's funeral. What an asshole."

Would you really want him making your Funeral all about him.

bye and riddance to prez'nit gurlfriend.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 06:52 AM (WVsWD)

33 I am enjoying the Bernie Campain simply because they did not want a Clinton coronation, but yet they wanted it. Now they actually have to work. It's like the "Bad News Bears" ran a Campain. I would re register as a Democrat just to vote for him, but I want to do all I can to get Cruz on the ticket.

Posted by: Picric at February 18, 2016 06:53 AM (QnQ+g)

34 I knew Khrushchev. I saw Khrushchev visiting Disneyland. And Khrushchev, sir, was no Stalin.

Posted by: mindful webworker - did that work? at February 18, 2016 06:53 AM (SqM8E)

35 Anyone who remembers the old pound the lectern stuff is just as old as I am. And that by the way is what got Khrushchev fired. Because he made a fool out of himself.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 06:41 AM (t2KH5)
I'm sure that was part of it. But old K himself thought that the revelation of the U2 flights was what did him in with the Politburo. He had been telling them that Ike could be trusted, but when the flights were revealed, K suddenly looked like a dupe of the Americans and his enemies felt free to go after him.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 18, 2016 06:54 AM (X6fMO)

36 Oh, fuck this. Goddamn piece of crap software. I'm out.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 18, 2016 06:54 AM (X6fMO)

37
Poll round-up:

Nevada Republican Presidential CNN/ORC Trump +26
Cubans tied for 2nd

North Carolina Republican PPP (D) Trump +10
That NC, not SC
Cubans tied for 2nd

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 18, 2016 06:55 AM (kdS6q)

38  Anyone who remembers the old pound the lectern stuff is just as old as I am. And that by the way is what got Khrushchev fired. Because he made a fool out of himself. Posted by: Vic-we have no party


I remember. He said that someday your children (or was it grandchildren? ) would live under communism.

In 20/20 hindsight he was pretty accurate. One election cycle.

Posted by: mega machines at February 18, 2016 06:55 AM (fbovC)

39 Re: Trump in the polls.

A version of the mass psychosis that swept away the Dems in 2008 has taken root in the GOP.

And I still say Trump is just Hillary's cat's paw.

Posted by: Raspail at February 18, 2016 06:58 AM (QolCq)

40 But old K himself thought that the revelation of the
U2 flights was what did him in with the Politburo. He had been telling
them that Ike could be trusted, but when the flights were revealed, K
suddenly looked like a dupe of the Americans and his enemies felt free
to go after him.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 18, 2016 06:54 AM (X6fMO)


They had to know at that time that they were totally outclassed by us. We had enough throw weight to blast them 3 times over. Too bad we have had enough Democrats since Ike that all that is gone.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 06:58 AM (t2KH5)

41
NR - In Defense of Conservatism During the Obama Era
by Charles C W Cooke

http://tinyurl.com/zo6w7xu

According to The Fop, the GOPe Conservative Wing has been doing a pretty great job. Might want to send them a Halmark and maybe a Subway gift card in appreciation.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 18, 2016 06:59 AM (kdS6q)

42 Trump IS tight with Joe and Mika, after all.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 18, 2016 06:51 AM (HMt16)

He's a democrat.

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 06:59 AM (HtUkt)

43 42
He's a democrat.
Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 06:59 AM (HtUkt)


Democrat and Republican are now meaningless appellations. He's an opportunistic crony. Period.

On a personal level, he's a cross between P.T. Barnum and Charles Ponzi with an ego that I think rivals that of SCOAMF.

Now, come and get me.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 07:01 AM (zLP1L)

44 US Highway 75 is the corridor that connects here to Tulsa. It's how I go to visit Mom. Along the way is a major Wal-Mart distribution center, so you see their trucks constantly.

The other day, six Wal-Mart trucks, another truck, and car were hit by bullets. No injuries.

Union thugs? Black lives matterers? Muslim snipers? None of the above, it seems. Yesterday, two teenagers were arrested. Dad of one of them tipped off the police that they were out "hunting" at the time of the vehicle shootings. Crisis, apparently, over.

Hope the little creeps get serious time. Hanging is probably off the table....

Posted by: mindful webworker - yay, dad at February 18, 2016 07:02 AM (SqM8E)

45 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 07:01 AM (zLP1L)

Egotist....maybe with all capitals.

Posted by: BignJames at February 18, 2016 07:04 AM (HtUkt)

46 The other day, six Wal-Mart trucks, another truck, and car were hit by bullets. No injuries.



Union thugs? Black lives matterers? Muslim snipers? None of the
above, it seems. Yesterday, two teenagers were arrested. Dad of one of
them tipped off the police that they were out "hunting" at the time of
the vehicle shootings. Crisis, apparently, over.



Hope the little creeps get serious time. Hanging is probably off the table....

Posted by: mindful webworker - yay, dad at February 18, 2016 07:02 AM (SqM8E)


6 trucks and a car doesn't sound like a hunting accident. Dad's story is not plausible.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 07:04 AM (t2KH5)

47 Now, come and get me.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 07:01 AM (zLP1L)


But that wasn't my point. My point was, has MSNBC changed or are they in the process of changing to be more of what FNC used to be?

And could Cruz get as fair a hearing there as Trump?

I don't have cable anymore, so I really don't know. That sure didn't seem like the old MSNBC I was watching.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 18, 2016 07:05 AM (HMt16)

48 G'mornin Horde.

21 degrees, clear, coffee temperature nominal.

I'm gonna vote for that Not Sure fellow, myself, he seems to have a lot of electrolytes too.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 18, 2016 07:05 AM (Z8DIA)

49 "Crisis, apparently, over. "

Remember back when we would have just assumed it was kids being stupid, instead of a terrorist plot?



Yeh, we can thank Islam for ripping up that portion of our past.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 18, 2016 07:06 AM (ptqRm)

50 "6 trucks and a car doesn't sound like a hunting accident. Dad's story is not plausible.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 07:04 AM (t2KH5)

That's what the kids said. Dad said the kids were out "hunting" when the stuff happened. Implying that the kids were the ones doing the shootings.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 07:06 AM (WVsWD)

51 That should be 7 trucks and a car.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 07:07 AM (t2KH5)

52 >>> It's a miserable 46° here this morning before sunrise, and temperatures are only going to go up to the high 70s.

That weather will make its way here in #twoWeeks.

Posted by: fluffy at February 18, 2016 07:09 AM (AfsKp)

53 Good morning all

From this date in 1944- Anzio, Italy

Feb 18, 1944 - The EZ Dog Journal
Attack continues. German infantry have pushed ours back about three thousand yards on the main salient below Carroceto. He seemed to be rushing in reserves (est at 14 Bns) at that point. Our Artillery laid down a terrific barrage. All attacks repelled. Plans for CA tomorrow made up.



Carroceto => crossroads known as "The Factory" was fulcrum of the Anzio campaign.
Bns = battalions
CA = counterattack


When your beachhead is only 7-10 miles deep, being pushed back 3000 yards (1.7 miles) is pretty darned significant. The Germans were determined to push the Allies back into the Tyrrhenian Sea, and this next few days will be the main thrust.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 18, 2016 07:09 AM (NeFrd)

54 I overheard someone, not sure who, but the quote was Trump was someone who would not deliberately do something bad for America. I cannot honestly say the same for Sanders or Clinton.

Posted by: Picric at February 18, 2016 07:09 AM (QnQ+g)

55 Interesting article Milady pointed out to me, yesterday at American Thinker.

Dan Kruger: "Democrat Strategy: It's all Trump"

[For Democrats,] ...It's a tough situation, and by 2015 you're drinking a lot. You can't come up with a way to win.

Suddenly, there is hope. Donald Trump announces on June 16.

Hallelujah, you know how to handle this, you've done this before! You have a strategy.

You and our buddies in the media engage the strategy, and within days, start reporting on it as if you are innocent bystanders swept up in the phenomenon you created....


Maybe a tad one-dimensional - nothing's simple - but interesting.

http://bit.ly/1XzxMss

Posted by: mindful webworker - trumpety trump trump at February 18, 2016 07:10 AM (SqM8E)

56 Re: Kruschev and the unintended vagaries of history and technology.

In 1960 Kennedy successfully ran for President by exploiting the issue of a "Missile Gap" between the US and the USSR. Supposedly the US trailed the Soviets in missile technology.

Which was sort of true. The US trailed the Soviets in heavy lift missiles because the other parts of the US nuclear triad were so overwhelmingly superior.

In particular our nuke design was so much better that we could make the war heads smaller and so did not need as much heavy lift capacity as the Russkies needed to lift their huge, crude warheads.

It takes a lot of rocket power to orbit a payload. So when it came time for the space race, the USSR had heavier lift to orbit capability because of their crude nuke designs. Our heavy lift designs --Atlas, Titan, Saturn -- were still in the testing phases because we didn't need them as much.

All the public saw was the showy satellite orbits which is what JFK exploited.

The classified U-2 intelligence proved there was no ICBM missile gap. That was bad for Kchev but good for JFK. Because JFK was a just a lying Democrat doing what lying Democrats do.

Posted by: Raspail at February 18, 2016 07:11 AM (QolCq)

57 Khrushchev's "Secret Speech" didn't do him too many favors either except in the short term. He really didn't follow up, and the knives were always out after that. It seems to me there's a reason the Russians remember Stalin but Khrushchev not so much....

Posted by: Jenk at February 18, 2016 07:12 AM (OtryE)

58 Look like NFL Beyonce protest was a flop, only a handful of protesters
showed and were dominated by BLM thugs. I didn't expect much, given the state of our culture and that
it was in New York. The NFL is descending into another thug and scandal
dominated institution but that is what many millions of Americans want
so I doubt they will suffer financially. It will be interesting to
watch their battles with the liberal anti-concussion movement though.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 18, 2016 07:12 AM (1BQGO)

59 Vic: 6 trucks and a car doesn't sound like a hunting accident. Dad's story is not plausible.

You misunderstand - perhaps I was unclear. Of course it was no accident. "Hunting" is what they told Dad they were doing. It was Dad who put 2 & 2 together and called the cops on 'em.

Seven trucks and a car. That we know of.

Posted by: mindful webworker - yay, dad at February 18, 2016 07:13 AM (SqM8E)

60 good morning all

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 07:13 AM (uZNvH)

61 In related news Wal-Mart has announced that its trucks will now be painted 'blaze orange'.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 18, 2016 07:13 AM (NeFrd)

62 John Podhoretz at the NYPost


He describes Rubio as a "reformer of conservatism" who gave a "a master class on American politics" that is the most powerful thing "ever televised"


My goodness. The slobbering

Posted by: ThunderB at February 18, 2016 07:13 AM (zOTsN)

63 Scalia family is relieved that they don't have to deal with the added aggravation of the First Pantywaist gumming up the works.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 18, 2016 06:46 AM

My wife said the church, as requested by the family, probably told the White House that the Secret Service would not be allowed to screw with a requiem mass thus Barky not invited.

Posted by: Lester at February 18, 2016 07:16 AM (2UPXV)

64
Donald Trump keeps bashing China. That's immoral.
by James Pethokoukis - NR/AEI Alumn

http://tinyurl.com/jtve4os

Kicking up a fuss about tens of millions of American jobs being outsourced overseas isn't just wrong, it's immoral.

Apparently.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 18, 2016 07:16 AM (kdS6q)

65 Rubio will need to start drawing a big X on the back of all his suits. That is so the press knows where to stick the knife when he finally wins the nomination. When you come between Hillary and the Oval Office, you know they will run all over you.

Posted by: Picric at February 18, 2016 07:17 AM (QnQ+g)

66 Marco Rubio staged a master class on reformist conservative policy in one of the most substantive presentations on American politics ever broadcast on television.


Slobbering Mario Brother John Podhorrtz

Posted by: ThunderB at February 18, 2016 07:21 AM (zOTsN)

67 Reformist Conservative. How are you reformist if you parrot all the positions of the establishment


So dishonest

Posted by: ThunderB at February 18, 2016 07:22 AM (zOTsN)

68 20 I see from the side bar that the head shit will not go to Scalia's funeral. What an asshole.


But he's going to Cuba Vic!! Yay!! We're in the best of hands.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 07:23 AM (7ZYK/)

69
And on whether the Senate Republicans should consider an Obama Supreme Court nomination, this:

By seeking to thwart the Constitution, Republicans are playing with fire
By Kathleen Parker - Totes Conservative

If you'll pardon this intrusion of logic, havent the people already had a voice? Didnt a majority of the people reelect President Obama, and doesnt he have nearly a year left to serve out his term?

Now, if you don't really like democracy....

http://tinyurl.com/jgr7yey

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 18, 2016 07:24 AM (kdS6q)

70 Apparently.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 18, 2016 07:16 AM (kdS6q)

He's also de facto making an argument about morality and what obligation, if any, wealthy America owes the global poor.

Even knowing what we now know about the possible impact on U.S. jobs, should Washington have somehow limited trade and overseas investment with China even at the cost of higher global poverty? Certainly the humanitarian answer is "No."

Your establishment in action. "We serve the world, not you peons in fly-over country."

Posted by: WOPR at February 18, 2016 07:25 AM (LTDSy)

71 A private intelligence report from Hillary Clinton's confidant, Sid Blumenthal, claimed that Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist organization, had set up shop in Cuba, according to an email released by the State Department over the weekend.

News to me.

Posted by: mega machines at February 18, 2016 07:25 AM (fbovC)

72 Re Trump...

The morons here are normally pretty politically astute, but many of you don't get it. Many Trump supporters are not backing him because of what his policies are or who he is personally. So attacks on those fronts have been utterly useless and will continue to be.

Trump is not the messenger, he is the message. And that message is "Blow me, Republican Party".

He's not our candidate, he's our weapon. And the intended victim is the GOP establishment.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 18, 2016 07:25 AM (mJ++K)

73 My man Cruz looked good last night on CNN. So did Carson. That was a good format.

Posted by: Grump928(C) stretches at February 18, 2016 07:27 AM (rwI+c)

74 I do think Rubio did a good job last night.
I would be okay with him as Cruz's VP

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 07:27 AM (uZNvH)

75 My goodness. GOPe is spinning like a monkey on crack

Posted by: ThunderB at February 18, 2016 07:29 AM (zOTsN)

76 Marco Rubio staged a master class on reformist conservative policy in one of the most substantive presentations on American politics ever broadcast on television.


But how was his pants crease?

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2016 07:30 AM (7ZYK/)

77 Scalia Was a "Fool"
Dr. Everett Piper, Okla. Wesleayan University
...an obedient, humble, and "foolish" follower of Christ...

http://bit.ly/1SU3S3c



I finally heard something not-so-great about OkWU last night.

Milady tells me that our son the pizza delivery guy says, when they get an order from OkWU, teacher or student, they never tip.

Me, I'd tell 'em they can come pick it up or order elsewhere, but I ain't the boss, and neither is our underpaid, overworked son. Not like it hurts the pizza place profits any.

(Our daughter the sometime waitress says there are many "Christians" who won't tip, but will leave a pamphlet. "Spiritual" folks unclear on life in the real world.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - "I gave at the church..."? at February 18, 2016 07:30 AM (SqM8E)

78 I do think Rubio did a good job last night.
I would be okay with him as Cruz's VP
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 07:27 AM (uZNvH)

I don't want him anywhere near the presidency. He's a lying weasel and not even a good one.

Posted by: WOPR at February 18, 2016 07:31 AM (LTDSy)

79 All two of you Rubio people


When you were watching it, did you really believe you were watching the most substantive political performance televised in American history


This is crazy

Posted by: ThunderB at February 18, 2016 07:32 AM (zOTsN)

80 On the GOPe's next post-mortem, if I see a promise to never use the word "electability" again, I might consider re-registering Republican.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 18, 2016 07:32 AM (Wckf4)

81 WSJ;

>>Red State Residents Question Plan to Block Court Pick<<

Short version. So goes South Dakota (a small sample of three opinions), so goes all "Red States". Reason? Well, you know, they're tired of the partisan divide. So let's put intellectual arguments, history and tradition aside by putting a highly partisan majority on the court for a generation. Because we're tired of the "partisan politics".

*BLINK*

So sophism and political fiction are now ine stylistic guide for WSJ articles.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 18, 2016 07:34 AM (GGCsk)

82 The only substantive master class that Rubio is capable of is how to come off like an earnest high-schooler running for student body president.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 18, 2016 07:34 AM (Wckf4)

83 56 The classified U-2 intelligence proved there was no
ICBM missile gap. That was bad for Kchev but good for JFK. Because JFK
was a just a lying Democrat doing what lying Democrats do.

Posted by: Raspail at February 18, 2016 07:11 AM (QolCq)

There never was a missile gap. But JFK used that lie to run on and the AF was glad to go along with it because it meant more money. My father used to work at a SAC base and that one base would have been enough to wipe them out.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 07:34 AM (t2KH5)

84 This is crazy

Posted by: ThunderB at February 18, 2016 07:32 AM (zOTsN)
Not according to Nikki Haley

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 18, 2016 07:34 AM (QPdNE)

85 My goodness. The slobbering





Posted by: ThunderB at February 18, 2016 07:13 AM (zOTsN)

Yes. These things must be remembered. And the source.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 18, 2016 07:35 AM (oxcYa)

86 VidOmnia: ...the intended victim is the GOP establishment.

Of course it is. So, the final choice will be the DIABLO or the Democrat. Great.

Ref American Thinker article referenced above.
http://bit.ly/1XzxMss

Posted by: mindful webworker - at February 18, 2016 07:35 AM (SqM8E)

87 54 I overheard someone, not sure who, but the quote was Trump was someone who would not deliberately do something bad for America. I cannot honestly say the same for Sanders or Clinton.
Posted by: Picric at February 18, 2016 07:09 AM (QnQ+g)


I agree. As much as Donald Trump is really troubling, I don't think he'd do anything to intentionally destroy the USA. But we do not know how his thinking would color his policies. His record both past and very recent as well as his statement and temperament are troubling to say the least.

Sander or Clinton for sure is doom. Trump is a big question mark, and that is why I'm fighting like hell for Cruz.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 07:35 AM (zLP1L)

88 I dunno, Chemjeff, it would look like 2004 "john-john" all over.

MSM would be talking about them buying matching bicycling costumes and everything again.

(and yeah, Regan had Bush even after the bad blood, but Rubio doesn't have a portion of Bush's depth - for good or ill.)

Posted by: Kindltot at February 18, 2016 07:35 AM (q2o38)

89 According to The Fop, the GOPe Conservative Wing has been doing a pretty great job. Might want to send them a Halmark and maybe a Subway gift card in appreciation.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 18, 2016 06:59 AM (kdS6q)


Subway is way too good for them as is the Halmark, give 'em a scrap of paper and a swift kick in the ass!

Posted by: Killerdog at February 18, 2016 07:36 AM (LgUpL)

90 Marco Rubio staged a master class on reformist conservative policy in one of the most substantive presentations on American politics ever broadcast on television.

I have no doubt that Mario Robio delivered impressive rhetoric on behalf of conservatism.

But it's not Robio's rhetoric that's the problem, it's his record.

Posted by: V the K at February 18, 2016 07:36 AM (O7MnT)

91 81 Because we're tired of the "partisan politics".

Posted by: Marcus T at February 18, 2016 07:34 AM (GGCsk)

Partisan politics? This is a (so far) cold civil war for the very soul of the nation.

Fuck Paul Gigolo and the Wall St. Journal.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 07:37 AM (zLP1L)

92 I think I'll take a break. A walk in the twilight. Or maybe go back to bed. Before I get into something I don't want to.

Posted by: mindful webworker - or a shower at February 18, 2016 07:37 AM (SqM8E)

93 Pretty sure Hillary Clinton is kicking herself for not having used Apple products during her time as SoS.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 18, 2016 07:37 AM (eytER)

94
Reform Conservatism? How about RESTORE conservatism.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 07:38 AM (zLP1L)

95 I think the GOP is going to fold like a cheap suit on the SCOTUS pick.

Democrats are going to pick someone who can muster enough votes from establishment types like the idiot from Maine, et al because as the Republican nominating contest gets closer to a candidate, they're seeing their cushy taxpayer funded crusade of idiocy disappear into thin air.

It will be their final F U salute to the taxpayers.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 18, 2016 07:38 AM (GGCsk)

96 Even if you think Trump is a libertine, shallow narcissist, you know he will do what no other Republican will: Go to Washington, kick ass, mock political correctness, build a wall, deport illegals, bring manufacturing home, and end the GOP's peculiar fixation with remaking the Muslim world.

Ann Coulter

Posted by: mega machines at February 18, 2016 07:38 AM (fbovC)

97 69 If you'll pardon this intrusion of logic, havent the
people already had a voice? Didnt a majority of the people reelect
President Obama, and doesnt he have nearly a year left to serve out his
term?

Now, if you don't really like democracy....

http://tinyurl.com/jgr7yey



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 18, 2016 07:24 AM (kdS6q)

Democrats always oppose any nomination by Republicans. Turnabout is rare but needed.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 07:39 AM (t2KH5)

98 I remember. He said that someday your children (or was it grandchildren? ) would live under communism.
Posted by: mega machines

I remember he said they would bury us.
Better dead than red.

Posted by: freedomfirst at February 18, 2016 07:39 AM (I+4FK)

99 Mindful Webworker, I will remind you of an apt and poetic word: Crespuscular

Posted by: Kindltot at February 18, 2016 07:39 AM (q2o38)

100 If the San Bernardino shooters targeted a homo bathhouse in the Tenderloin, you bet your sweet ass Tim Cook would give the FBI the code in a heartbeat.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 06:27 AM (zLP1L)



I think they same would go if they were white and not members of the religion of peace.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 18, 2016 07:39 AM (45oDG)

101 When your beachhead is only 7-10 miles deep, being pushed back 3000 yards (1.7 miles) is pretty darned significant. The Germans were determined to push the Allies back into the Tyrrhenian Sea, and this next few days will be the main thrust.


Herewith an Anzio story. (Still loving the daily diary entries, Muldoon!)

I was walking around the beaches of Anzio a few years ago and there were brick and concrete structures along the shoreline. You could tell they were old, but not how old. I was wondering whether they were improvised structures from when we were digging in in '44, or whether they were Roman old.

It turned out they were remains from Nero's summer palace. The Romans were that good at brick and concrete.

The thing I learned subsequently was that the Roman secret of concrete has been lost. The Brits rediscovered something in the 17th century called Portland Concrete, which is good and which we use to this day, but it's not as good as Roman concrete.

This is why I was looking at brickworks and couldn't tell if they were 70 or 1,700 years old.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 07:40 AM (1xUj/)

102 anyone else getting error messages?

Posted by: spypeach at February 18, 2016 07:40 AM (nyYhO)

103 >>Fuck Paul Gigolo and the Wall St. Journal.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 07:37 AM (zLP1L)<<
I'm actually going back to read the banner after some of these stories to ensure I'm still pursuing the WSJ.They are now destroying that publication with liberal nonsense.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 18, 2016 07:40 AM (GGCsk)

104 95 Posted by: Marcus T at February 18, 2016 07:38 AM (GGCsk)


If the GOP folds to POTUS for SCOTUS, then it will be game, set and match for whatever is left of the republic.

The only thing left will be ever-increasing tyranny. And when that happens then ALL bets are off.

ALL. BETS. ARE. OFF.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 07:40 AM (zLP1L)

105 The radio news I listen to is already framing the SCOTUS question thusly: Obama *should* nominate someone.

But that isn't the question on the table.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 18, 2016 07:42 AM (eytER)

106 103 >>Fuck Paul Gigolo and the Wall St. Journal.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 07:37 AM (zLP1L)
I'm actually going back to read the banner after some of these stories to ensure I'm still pursuing the WSJ.They are now destroying that publication with liberal nonsense.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 18, 2016 07:40 AM (GGCsk)


Not sure when it was, but the Journal once ran an editorial that stated, "we need a Constitutional amendment with just 5 words - Thou Shalt Have Open Borders."

'nuff said.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 07:42 AM (zLP1L)

107 Why does breitbart.com have it in for Cruz? Aren't they pro-Tea party? Isn't Ted Cruz a tea party candidate? I don't get it.

Posted by: sinalco at February 18, 2016 07:43 AM (yODqO)

108 If the San Bernardino shooters targeted a homo bathhouse in the Tenderloin, you bet your sweet ass Tim Cook would give the FBI the code in a heartbeat.

Maybe, but I also kind of sense that the Democrats feel like teh gheys are now locked in forever. "We got you gay marriage, now get on the bus and shut up." They're moving on and Mohammedans are 'the next big thing' as far as Democrats are concerned.

Posted by: V the K at February 18, 2016 07:44 AM (O7MnT)

109 Morning horde.

I'm glad the petulant narcissistic cocksucker in chief isn't attending the funeral.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 18, 2016 07:44 AM (MqjyQ)

110 Understood.

Posted by: Picric at February 18, 2016 07:46 AM (QnQ+g)

111 We will Barry you.

Posted by: Nikita Krushchev at February 18, 2016 07:47 AM (rwI+c)

112 "Isn't Ted Cruz a tea party candidate? I don't get it."

He appears to be a TEA Party Candidate. I have my doubts. Distrust of life time politicians and lawyers run deep in me.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 07:47 AM (WVsWD)

113 This is why I was looking at brickworks and couldn't tell if they were 70 or 1,700 years old.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 07:40 AM (1xUj/)

****


My understanding (which may be flawed) is that much of the terrain that the Allies had to deal with, especially on the right side of the beachhead was very difficult to negotiate because it consisted of a series of canals that had been constructed during the Roman Empire to drain the Pontine marshlands. These severely hampered tank maneuverability.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 18, 2016 07:47 AM (NeFrd)

114 The editorial page of the WSJ used to be fairly good but once they sold the paper it went to shit too just like the rest of the paper.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 07:48 AM (t2KH5)

115 Morning all

So Fredo no to Scalia Funeral but Yes to visiting Castro

How low can he go, How low can he go

And Fuck Apple also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 07:48 AM (mw8Dm)

116 Trump is the best Democrat in the race.

Posted by: Jean at February 18, 2016 07:49 AM (cXiMR)

117  Why does breitbart.com have it in for Cruz? Aren't they pro-Tea party? Isn't Ted Cruz a tea party candidate? I don't get it.Posted by: sinalco

They seem pretty fair to me. I'm Cruz first, Trump second, establishment gone.

I never read the comments there, though. Is that where you see a bias?

Posted by: mega machines at February 18, 2016 07:49 AM (fbovC)

118 He's not our candidate, he's our weapon. And the intended victim is the GOP establishment.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 18, 2016 07:25 AM (mJ++K)

what exactly do you think he would do to "destroy" the "GOP establishment"?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 07:50 AM (uZNvH)

119 First!

Posted by: Weasel at February 18, 2016 07:51 AM (6xtq3)

120 >>If the San Bernardino shooters targeted a homo bathhouse in the
Tenderloin, you bet your sweet ass Tim Cook would give the FBI the code
in a heartbeat.


Yep, I had the same thought: if Apple were asked to open the iPhone of the guy who made the undercover PP videos Cook would likely be most helpful guy evah. Regardless of the specifics of the request, most major companies have been politicized, or have even hired an Obama WH team member to serve as an executive, and you cannot believe that they are doing things are on principle.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 18, 2016 07:52 AM (NOIQH)

121 So is the chocolate Jesus gonna visit all the political prisoners in Cuba or Joane Chesemark?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 07:55 AM (mw8Dm)

122 ...Jobs was the one who chose Cook...

Tiberius chose Caligula.
Obama chose Hillary?
RWR chose GHWB?

Either Trump is moving toward the middle or he really is Hillary's cats paw. Cruz is moving up. Could be an interesting weekend.

Khrushchev never figured that Russia would replace USSR. Right now I think Russia is better positioned for economic expansion than the US. US is in economic collapse but is still in denial. Be recognized two years from now when the longshoremen have to retire or find new jobs (unemployment insurance runs out). The army may be hiring by then.

Posted by: scorecard at February 18, 2016 07:56 AM (HSAmh)

123
I don't want him anywhere near the presidency. He's a lying weasel and not even a good one.



Posted by: WOPR at February 18, 2016 07:31 AM (LTDSy)

No you're right, he is a lying weasel. He is basically our version of Slick Willy Clinton, without the sexual assault stuff. His role would be to fool the LIV crowd.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 07:56 AM (uZNvH)

124 Posted by: Lizzy at February 18, 2016 07:52 AM

Is it your argument that there is no possible argument against what the FBI is forcing Apple to do that can be grounded in honest principle?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 18, 2016 07:57 AM (PFy0L)

125
I do think Rubio did a good job last night.
I would be okay with him as Cruz's VP



No, no and no. Giving Rubio the VP spot rewards the cocksucker for being a lying, two-tongued shill for Third World trash and tells the GOPe that we sister-humping, gun-grabbing rubes aren't really pissed off at them.

Rubio needs his worthless ass stomped into ham gravy. Fuck that guy in particular.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 18, 2016 07:57 AM (X6fMO)

126 what.ev.er.

Posted by: Bigby's Whatever Hands at February 18, 2016 07:57 AM (3ZtZW)

127 Right now I think Russia is better positioned for economic expansion than the US.

Now that there is funny. LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 07:57 AM (mw8Dm)

128
He describes Rubio as a "reformer of conservatism" who gave a "a master class on American politics" that is the most powerful thing "ever televised"


Rubio only recites what he's programmed to say.

He's proved that it goes out the window post-election.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 18, 2016 07:57 AM (oVJmc)

129 Is it your argument that there is no possible argument against what the FBI is forcing Apple to do that can be grounded in honest principle?
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 18, 2016 07:57 AM (PFy0L)


None.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 07:58 AM (mw8Dm)

130 119 First!
Posted by: Weasel at February 18, 2016 07:51 AM (6xtq3)


Amy Schumer, cut it out!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 07:58 AM (zLP1L)

131 Decorated Marine veteran Christopher Marquez was eating dinner in Washington, D.C., last Friday, when, reportedly, he was viciously attacked by a gang of black teenagers, who asked the war hero if he believes black lives matter.



Beaten unconscious, at a McDonald's.

Posted by: mega machines at February 18, 2016 07:58 AM (fbovC)

132 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 18, 2016 07:59 AM (ZQfW9)

133 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 07:58 AM

I wasn't asking you, since you all but accused me of being a terror symp yesterday for having the audacity to believe that the FBI should not misuse laws so as to conscript private companies into becoming their contract forensic investigators.

You've made your position quite clear.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 18, 2016 07:59 AM (PFy0L)

134 111 We will Barry you.
Posted by: Nikita Krushchev at February 18, 2016 07:47 AM (rwI+c)


Ultimate thread winner. Hell, you win the internet.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 08:00 AM (zLP1L)

135
This is why I was looking at brickworks and couldn't tell if they were 70 or 1,700 years old.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February

Pozzolana/Pozzolanic ash is the secret to Roman stonemasonry. They couls even pour under water and the mud would set.

http://tinyurl.com/jvk4ga2

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 18, 2016 08:00 AM (HISEk)

136 So Fredo no to Scalia Funeral but Yes to visiting Castro

How low can he go, How low can he go

And Fuck Apple also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 07:48 AM (mw8Dm)



Barry is a petty, vindictive commie prick to the end.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 18, 2016 08:00 AM (45oDG)

137 131 Decorated Marine veteran Christopher Marquez was eating dinner in Washington, D.C., last Friday, when, reportedly, he was viciously attacked by a gang of black teenagers, who asked the war hero if he believes black lives matter.



Beaten unconscious, at a McDonald's.

Posted by: mega machines at February 18, 2016 07:58 AM (fbovC)


"Do you believe black lives matter?" = "Recite the main tenet of Islam."

Get it wrong, and you get beheaded. Two sides, same coin.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 08:01 AM (zLP1L)

138 >>Is it your argument that there is no possible argument against what the
FBI is forcing Apple to do that can be grounded in honest principle?

Nope. Only talking about Cook and that he has shown himself to be comfortable injecting progressive politics into decisions, so I don't give *him* the benefit of the doubt that he is acting on principle.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 18, 2016 08:01 AM (NOIQH)

139
If the GOP folds to POTUS for SCOTUS, then it will be game, set and match for whatever is left of the republic.

===

Just find out what the CoC wants done and you'll know.

Posted by: Bigby's Whatever Hands at February 18, 2016 08:01 AM (3ZtZW)

140 Greetings gentlefappers.

#freshhell

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 18, 2016 08:01 AM (LUgeY)

141 Ohh another Christmas Present I guess I am not getting

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 08:03 AM (mw8Dm)

142 My understanding (which may be flawed) is that much of the terrain that the Allies had to deal with, especially on the right side of the beachhead was very difficult to negotiate because it consisted of a series of canals that had been constructed during the Roman Empire to drain the Pontine marshlands. These severely hampered tank maneuverability.


My understanding (which likewise may be flawed) is that the plan for Anzio was a rapid breakout but the commanders on the scene got scared and hunkered down. It wasn't meant to be a defensive position but it became something of a siege.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 08:03 AM (1xUj/)

143 101 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 07:40 AM (1xUj/)


You could do spectranalysis and other tests to determine the composition, but I suppose without the actual formula and method of mixing then the secret really is lost.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 08:04 AM (zLP1L)

144 >>How low can he go, How low can he go

Flags half staff for Whitney Houston, not for Chris Kyle, and he did it only 6 (?) days later for the victims of the Chatanooga recruiting center victims (an afterthought). And how 'bout those rainbow lights on the WH when SSM ruling was announced?
Obama is a dick.


Posted by: Lizzy at February 18, 2016 08:04 AM (NOIQH)

145 This is the revelation I've come to concerning Trump based on his earlier campaigning. I think when he was more of a long-shot he leveraged the belief that he had some connection to Cruz to climb higher in the polls. When he had extracted everything he needed from that then BOOM! Cruz was the enemy.

Now that's not saying he wouldn't of got some level of traction without that hint of a connection. What that means for me is the dissected groups that he is wooing now are just stepping stones towards him winning. Kind of a "duhhh", yeah I know.

And with that he's found the most exploitable ploy with Republicans because they are so absolutely desperate damaged goods. Past proof of that being grade-school kid at RNC convention, celebrities praised because they might of said one thing non-marxist in an interview, erotic trash investigations of junior GOP pol's based on just a few speeches, etc..

I think Trump's entire campaign is built around that desperation and exploiting it which gives me kind of a grimy feeling.

Posted by: bananaDream at February 18, 2016 08:05 AM (Ag8Mw)

146 Decorated Marine veteran Christopher Marquez was eating dinner in Washington, D.C., last Friday, when, reportedly, he was viciously attacked by a gang of black teenagers, who asked the war hero if he believes black lives matter.



Beaten unconscious, at a McDonald's.

Posted by: mega machines at February 18, 2016 07:58 AM (fbovC)




National news story? Nope. Barry rushing to the podium to comment on it? Nope. Had it been an "honor roll" student beaten by the police we would have 24 hour coverage and Prezzy Shitforbrains lecturing us.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 18, 2016 08:05 AM (45oDG)

147 "Do you believe black lives matter?" = "Recite the main tenet of Islam."

Get it wrong, and you get beheaded. Two sides, same coin.



If mine or my wife's doesn't, there isn't a swinging dick walking this earth whose life matters to me.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2016 08:05 AM (DfQBn)

148 I wasn't asking you, since you all but accused me of being a terror symp yesterday for having the audacity to believe that the FBI should not misuse laws so as to conscript private companies into becoming their contract forensic investigators.

You've made your position quite clear.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 18, 2016 07:59 AM (PFy0L)

Must not be too familiar with CALEA, which has been the law since 1994. Private telecoms are required to do lawful intercepts all the time.

Posted by: flashoverride at February 18, 2016 08:05 AM (R7HUj)

149 That fucker should stay in Cuba.

Posted by: steevy at February 18, 2016 08:06 AM (B48dK)

150 If you'll pardon this intrusion of logic, havent the people already had a voice? Didnt a majority of the people reelect President Obama, and doesnt he have nearly a year left to serve out his term?
_________________________

Obama was re-elected in 2012, then in 2014 the voters re-considered and elected more Republicans in an attempt (failed, but still an attempt) to try and curb Obama's excesses.

I think we should follow the example set by Senator Obama, who filibustered SC nominee Samuel Alito. If doing everything in one's power to block an ideologically unpalatable nominee was acceptable for Senator Obama then, it should be just as acceptable for Republican senators now.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 18, 2016 08:06 AM (df5V4)

151 142 My understanding (which likewise may be flawed) is that the plan for Anzio was a rapid breakout but the commanders on the scene got scared and hunkered down. It wasn't meant to be a defensive position but it became something of a siege.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 08:03 AM (1xUj/)


General John P. Lucas. Total incompetent. We took the Germans completely by surprise and had them on their heels. We could have driven them all the way to Rome and avoided tens of thousands of casualties and a protracted stalemate.

But he dug in and let Kesselring recover. The rest is tragic almost beyond belief.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 08:06 AM (zLP1L)

152 Had it been an "honor roll" student beaten by the police we would have 24 hour coverage and Prezzy Shitforbrains lecturing us.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 18, 2016 08:05 AM


In that case, Choom Boy would have had Loretta and the Lynch Mob in place, too. McDonald's would have been pilloried, and the local police would have been attacked for their "pattern of racism."

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 18, 2016 08:08 AM (JPmdJ)

153
Barack Obama and everyone around him are scum. Period. Full stop.

I hope and pray they all roast in hell and I live long enough to see it. And before that day, may he live long enough to see everything he believes in and done completely reversed and his name forever associated with excrement.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 08:08 AM (zLP1L)

154 153 Amen

Posted by: steevy at February 18, 2016 08:10 AM (B48dK)

155 144
>>How low can he go, How low can he go

Flags half staff for
Whitney Houston, not for Chris Kyle, and he did it only 6 (?) days
later for the victims of the Chatanooga recruiting center victims (an
afterthought). And how 'bout those rainbow lights on the WH when SSM
ruling was announced?
Obama is a dick.




Posted by: Lizzy at February 18, 2016 08:04 AM (NOIQH)

Obama is the most racist President since Woodrow Wilson,

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 08:10 AM (t2KH5)

156 Even if you think Trump is a libertine, shallow narcissist, you know he will do what no other Republican will: Go to Washington, kick ass, mock political correctness, build a wall, deport illegals, bring manufacturing home, and end the GOP's peculiar fixation with remaking the Muslim world.

Ann Coulter


Um, no Annie, I don't know what Donald Trump's Hair will do once he's in orifice. I have no idea what any politician will do after he's elected.

That's the problem.

I expected Dondi to uphold the Constitution and respect our laws. That's why I voted for him. I didn't know he'd betray me and the country by working for amnesty for illegal aliens.

He expects me to leave my front door open while there are armed guards at his front door.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 18, 2016 08:10 AM (LUgeY)

157 Must not be too familiar with CALEA, which has been the law since 1994.
Private telecoms are required to do lawful intercepts all the time.


Apples and oranges I believe, and covered under a different law to boot.

The FBI is trying to use the All Writs Act to compel Apple to perform a positive action. The Act and the authority therein is intended to compel someone to give up information he already has, not create new capabilities.

So it's quite proper for the Court to ask Apple to provide all information it has concerning the encryption scheme on this device. It's not proper to use the Act to force Apple to break the encryption scheme.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 18, 2016 08:10 AM (eytER)

158 Barack Obama and everyone around him are scum. Period. Full stop.

I hope and pray they all roast in hell and I live long enough to see it. And before that day, may he live long enough to see everything he believes in and done completely reversed and his name forever associated with excrement.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 08:08 AM (zLP1L)



And I hope the people who voted for him have everything in their lives blow up in their miserable faces.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 18, 2016 08:10 AM (45oDG)

159 ...the plan for Anzio was a rapid breakout but the commanders on the scene got scared and hunkered down. It wasn't meant to be a defensive position but it became something of a siege.


*****

Debatable as to the reason for the hunkering, but hunkering they did.

The invasion planners thought they would need at least 3 divisions, but primarily due to shortage of landing craft they were granted only two. The goal was a quick inland thrust to grab control of the two main highways (Rtes 6 and 7) thereby forcing Kesselring to abandon the Gustav Line or risk losing 8-10 divisions. General Lucas chose caution, and halted the advance, expecting that he would get reinforcements, but Kesselring was able to scramble the forces he needed, rush them to the Anzio front and contain the Allies. The big German attack that Dad mentions here was an all out push to crush the beachhead.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 18, 2016 08:10 AM (NeFrd)

160 If you'll pardon this intrusion of logic, havent the
people already had a voice? Didnt a majority of the people reelect
President Obama, and doesnt he have nearly a year left to serve out his
term?

Now, if you don't really like democracy....

http://tinyurl.com/jgr7yey



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 18, 2016 07:24 AM (kdS6q)

Elections have consequences. The 2014 elections have particular consequences in this case. The Senate is now Republican (or so they say) and that Senate has to approve the President's pick or not. Exercising their Constitutional power to tell the President to pound sand is neither abuse of that power nor out of the ordinary action.

Balance of Powers... learn it, love it.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 18, 2016 08:10 AM (NPofj)

161 You think the donktards won't throw everything at Cruz if he nets the nom? This crap with Trump is nothing but practice.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 08:10 AM (WVsWD)

162 ==========

96 Even if you think Trump is a libertine, shallow narcissist, you know he will do what no other Republican will: Go to Washington, kick ass, mock political correctness, build a wall, deport illegals, bring manufacturing home, and end the GOP's peculiar fixation with remaking the Muslim world.

Ann Coulter

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If you believe he could or would do any of that, I've got a casino in Atlantic City to sell you.

A vote for trump is a vote for Hillary. You want to punish the GOPe by electing Hillary? I can't wrap my head around it.

Enjoy your Brawndo. Stay thirsty, my friends.

Posted by: Leo Spaceman at February 18, 2016 08:10 AM (K+mTC)

163 Right now I think Russia is better positioned for economic expansion than the US. US is in economic collapse but is still in denial.

The USA is where the USSR was in 1987, by my reckoning. Except instead of having a grossly unsustainable military, we have a grossly unsustainable welfare state.

We borrow money from China to pay legions of bureaucrats and welfare recipients (but I repeat myself) so they can buy cheap manufactured goods from China. We're $19Trillion in debt and in a good year, we only add $700B to the pile.

Posted by: V the K at February 18, 2016 08:12 AM (O7MnT)

164 111 We will Barry you.
Posted by: Nikita Krushchev

How sadly true that threat/prophesy became.

Posted by: freedomfirst at February 18, 2016 08:12 AM (I+4FK)

165 Distrust of life time politicians and lawyers run deep in me.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 07:47 AM (WVsWD)

I'm with you. For lawyer-politicians, the solution to a problem is always another law. Plus they seem to spend all their time jerking off on process instead of focusing on the practical.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 18, 2016 08:12 AM (mJ++K)

166
Off to work. I need the money but it cuts into my commenting time.

Meh. Keep it IS-real, all.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 08:13 AM (zLP1L)

167 The return of Trumpetdaddy.

Enjoy it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 08:13 AM (WVsWD)

168 National news story? Nope. Barry rushing to the podium to comment on it? Nope. Had it been an "honor roll" student beaten by the police we would have 24 hour coverage and Prezzy Shitforbrains lecturing us.
______________________

Yes, we all know whose lives don't really count for anything in this country, and it's not the blacks or the muzzies or the illegal aliens.

Speaking of outrageous crimes committed against white people by politically-protected predatory members of certain PC groups, that illegal alien who tortured and murdered the D.C. family apparently made the parents watch while he stabbed and beat, then set on fire, the little 10-year old boy. The illegal alien criminal -- with a long list of prior offenses but who somehow had never been deported -- is now facing many years behind bars, at U.S. taxpayer expense. Aren't open borders fabulous?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 18, 2016 08:13 AM (df5V4)

169 Does Rubio even know what he stands for?

What a twerp.

Posted by: D at February 18, 2016 08:13 AM (AGY3g)

170 If doing everything in one's power to block an
ideologically unpalatable nominee was acceptable for Senator Obama then,
it should be just as acceptable for Republican senators now.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 18, 2016 08:06 AM


Don't forget that Senator Choom Boy was reacting to a nomination already on the Senate floor.

This petulant, whiny "he shouldn't nominate anyone" pose that the Bitch -- and other stalwart True Republicans -- are copping is, aside from making them look stupider than usual, just another sign of their laziness. It's just too much work for them to give the Mocha Messiah's nomination a fair hearing before saying "no."

If they don't want to play the game properly, this would be a superb time for them all to GTFO.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 18, 2016 08:13 AM (JPmdJ)

171 161 You think the donktards won't throw everything at Cruz if he nets the nom? This crap with Trump is nothing but practice.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 08:10 AM (WVsWD)

They'll throw everything at anyone who goes against their candidate.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 18, 2016 08:14 AM (Lixdp)

172 what exactly do you think he would do to "destroy" the "GOP establishment"?
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 18, 2016 07:50 AM (uZNvH)

It's enough for me that they hate him.

And the stuff people are saying that he's really a Democrat or a stalking horse for the Democrat candidate are just silly. All the left-wingers I know hate Trump with a nova-like intensity, far more than they hate any other GOP candidate.

I could support Cruz but I'm just not convinced that he can tell the GOPe and the CoC to suck a bag of dicks and get away with it.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 18, 2016 08:16 AM (mJ++K)

173
Barack Obama and everyone around him are scum. Period. Full stop.

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I was musing the other day there has to be an opposite number for the 36 hidden righteous men/women....

Posted by: Bigby's Whatever Hands at February 18, 2016 08:16 AM (3ZtZW)

174 They'll throw everything at anyone who goes against their candidate.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 18, 2016 08:14 AM (Lixdp)

Correct and if Cruz gets the nom, just about everything will have been already said and done. Nothing new under the sun. Cruz will either have handled it or wilted under the pressure.

Just for the record. Since this whole thing has started I believe Trump will be the nominee and Cruz will be his VP pick.

I have seen nothing to convince me otherwise.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 08:17 AM (WVsWD)

175 The morons here are normally pretty politically astute, but many of you don't get it. Many Trump supporters are not backing him because of what his policies are or who he is personally.

uhh, yes, we do get that. :^) It's been repeated endlessly by some people here. Are you new here? They want the Republican party destroyed. Trump is the weapon. What some people are also saying is we also care that Trump not be a Democrat sheep's clothing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2016 08:17 AM (w4NZ8)

176 If doing everything in one's power to block an

ideologically unpalatable nominee was acceptable for Senator Obama then,

it should be just as acceptable for Republican senators now.


I had this counter argument tossed at me:

"Well, VA, if you were
against filibustering and denying nominations their straight up and down
votes back then, you are a hypocrite if you're OK with it now."

It's hard to co exist with people who don't know what "good faith" is.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 18, 2016 08:17 AM (eytER)

177 I'VE DECIDED TO CUT OUT THE MIDDLEMAN. IF YOU DON'T VOTE FOR ME ON SATURDAY I WILL PERSONALLY SUE YOU FOR LYING ABOUT ME. THIS IS WHY I'M SUCH A GREAT BUSINESSMAN!

MURICA!

Posted by: President Donald Herbert Mountain Dew Comancho Trump at February 18, 2016 08:17 AM (Eaeqs)

178 161 You think the donktards won't throw everything at Cruz if he nets the nom? This crap with Trump is nothing but practice.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 08:10 AM (WVsWD)


It will only be marginally worse than what the GOP-e has already thrown at him. And will continue to throw at him. They will back Hilary.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 18, 2016 08:18 AM (zLP1L)

179 VA,

Apple can decrypt the phone. They just don't want to because it will hurt international sales of they are perceived as being open to the US Gov. It's the same reason you don't see a lot of Huawei networking gear here stateside.

Posted by: flashoverride at February 18, 2016 08:18 AM (R7HUj)

180 I've bitched for a long time that McDonalds has a policy of using actors in their advertising to drive that demographic, which is not mine. Just noticed their latest advertisement a couple minutes ago. No actors.

Guess when the chickens came home to roost they discovered a problem.

In that cut and paste above about the veteran attacked at a McDonald's the article mentions he was cold-cocked as he was walking out the door.

Posted by: mega machines at February 18, 2016 08:19 AM (fbovC)

181 You think the donktards won't throw everything at Cruz if he nets the nom? This crap with Trump is nothing but practice.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 18, 2016 08:10 AM


Not only will they "throw everything" at Raphael, but a lot of it will stick, as the MFM does a complete about-face and gives solemn credence to every accusation and every gossipy innuendo. Up to now, they have pooh-poohed all the negatives, because Trump.

Let Shrillery say the same things, and they are suddenly 100% Capital-T Truth.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 18, 2016 08:19 AM (JPmdJ)

182 A vote for trump is a vote for Hillary.

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Bull.Shit.

Posted by: Bigby's Whatever Hands at February 18, 2016 08:19 AM (3ZtZW)

183 Apple can decrypt the phone. They just don't want to because it will hurt international sales of they are perceived as being open to the US Gov. It's the same reason you don't see a lot of Huawei networking gear here stateside.
Posted by: flashoverride at February 18, 2016 08:18 AM (R7HUj)


They are NOT asking Apple to decrypt it, just to disable the lock out function that would wipe the phone clean after 10 unseccessful tries ( which by the way I did not know would happen to my iPhone, so that was nice to find out).
And it is no different than any other Court Order allowing entry into a home or safe to search for something, jsut the digital equivilant of it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 08:21 AM (mw8Dm)

184 I think the GOP is going to fold like a cheap suit on the SCOTUS pick.

--

The signs are there. Rush eluded to this yesterday, as well. Basically said we're going to be very disappointed in the outcome. And here come the parade of media pieces designed to put pressure on the Useless Party. And it will work. The JEF will get his nominee, who will be a closet radical, and the R stooges like Ayotte, Graham, McCain will give them a thumbs up.

If (actually, it's when) the GOPe folds, I want the party burned to the ground by any means necessary.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 18, 2016 08:21 AM (pVkEV)

185
A vote for trump is a vote for Hillary.


The same shit sandwich the GOPe has been pushing since 1992.

It doesn't get any more appetizing, no matter how fresh the shit it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 18, 2016 08:22 AM (X6fMO)

186 This petulant, whiny "he shouldn't nominate anyone" pose that the Bitch -- and other stalwart True Republicans -- are copping is, aside from making them look stupider than usual, just another sign of their laziness. It's just too much work for them to give the Mocha Messiah's nomination a fair hearing before saying "no."
________________________

Yes, Barky has the right to nominate a replacement, just like the Senate has the right to say no to his nominee.

The problem is that the gutless wonders in the Senate are so terrified of being called raaaaaacists or sexists or homophobes or xenophobes or whatever, that a bunch of them will simply cave if it comes to a vote on one of Barky's loony left nominees, no matter how clearly unfit the person is for the job. Just like they did with Loretta Lynch. Who in their right mind would vote yes for an AG who testifies that she believes illegal aliens have a "right" to jobs in the U.S.? A majority of our so-called representatives, that's who.

The state of our government is truly mind-boggling.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 18, 2016 08:22 AM (df5V4)

187 I view Scalia's passing as a more important event than the presidential election.

No matter who wins the presidency this election, the only thing you can count on is that we will not be allowed to have another Justice who makes rulings based on what the Constitution actually says again. Neither the GOPe nor the Dems will let it happen.

Without the bulwark of protection that our rights from government intrusion offered us, we will lose what we had even faster.

Even if we got a President Cruz, does anyone think McTurtle or Schumer would let his nominees be confirmed?

Time to accelerate the stockpiling of food and things that get lost in canoe accidents. We may not need them today, or even this year. But they will be needed. This will not be an amicable divorce.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at February 18, 2016 08:23 AM (yiTg1)

188 I personally love Trumps policies and what he stands for.

Well, at least what he stands on on even numbered days.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 18, 2016 08:23 AM (Lixdp)

189 Ever since McDs went to the I'M LOVIN' IT marketing campaign, I have not stepped foot inside one of their stores.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 18, 2016 08:24 AM (O1R3L)

190 I could support Cruz but I'm just not convinced that he can tell the GOPe and the CoC to suck a bag of dicks and get away with it.

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He can't. Or won't, it doesn't matter which. He talks a great line, does a lot of Opposition Theatre but his votes are always for what the GOPe and CoC want.

Posted by: Bigby's Whatever Hands at February 18, 2016 08:24 AM (3ZtZW)

191 Kanye Purple Drank Ack-a-Lak Rutherford Cray Cray West 2020 y'alls

Posted by: jsg at February 18, 2016 08:24 AM (pihd3)

192 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 08:21 AM (mw8Dm)

Yep. I'm just saying that Apple's not making some great stand for civil liberties because they love mom and America and Apple pie. This all just a cynical ploy to not look bad in international markets. It's all about the money.

Posted by: flashoverride at February 18, 2016 08:24 AM (R7HUj)

193 dump

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 18, 2016 08:25 AM (t2KH5)

194 We're boned anyway,we might as well be entertained on the way down.

Posted by: steevy at February 18, 2016 08:25 AM (B48dK)

195 Yep. I'm just saying that Apple's not making some great stand for civil liberties because they love mom and America and Apple pie. This all just a cynical ploy to not look bad in international markets. It's all about the money.
Posted by: flashoverride at February 18, 2016 08:24 AM (R7HUj)


yes I agree

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 08:26 AM (mw8Dm)

196 The state of our government is truly mind-boggling.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 18, 2016 08:22 AM


Gotta admit that the only thing as dangerous as a Democrat Congress these days is a Republican Congress.

Every. One. Of. Them. needs to go.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 18, 2016 08:28 AM (JPmdJ)

197 As I mentioned yesterday, it would be childs play to disable the password confirmation routine, then upload that exploit to that one single phone, in which case any password would work except the correct one.

It would require one word addition: (in psuedo code)

10 If password correct
20 continue
30 else try again

Change line 10 to
10 If password NOT correct

Any password would then work, except the correct one.

Apple is playing games with the truth.

Posted by: mega machines at February 18, 2016 08:29 AM (fbovC)

198 I saw in the sidebar that Ace is off of Twitter. Do we have the story on that? Did I miss a thread where he explains it? Thank you and good morning, horde.

Posted by: Emily at February 18, 2016 08:31 AM (7Rn+/)

199 198 I saw in the sidebar that Ace is off of Twitter. Do we have the story on that? Did I miss a thread where he explains it? Thank you and good morning, horde.
Posted by: Emily at February 18, 2016 08:31 AM (7Rn+/)

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Is it because Twitter has decided to ban any non-SJW compliant tweet?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 18, 2016 08:32 AM (O1R3L)

200 I think the GOP is doing a good job of destroying themselves, they don't need Trump to do it for them. That is what you get when you lie to your base over and over. Our country is so far gone we may not be able to recover anyway.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 18, 2016 08:32 AM (1uTkE)

201 You think the donktards won't throw everything at Cruz if he nets the nom?

In the battle of slick politician versus decrepit politician, the MFM will have no problem tipping the scales.

Posted by: t-bird at February 18, 2016 08:37 AM (w/iDp)

202 185
A vote for trump is a vote for Hillary.
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The same shit sandwich the GOPe has been pushing since 1992.

It doesn't get any more appetizing, no matter how fresh the shit it.

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Man, it's gonna be so sad when you all realize giving Trump the GOP nom doesn't make him President. There's, like, a whole other election.

I cannot vote for Trump under any circumstances. I'm a libertarian leaner who wants Cruz. I'd vote for anyone else to block Hillary.

Voting for a con man to punish clueless corporate noodle-spines who give money to Jeb was a funny joke, I'll grant you. Trump is the end of the GOP. Not just the GOPe, but the entire coalition. No opposition to Hillary nationally.

If you think the end result will be something more conservative politically, morally, financially, you're projecting. Trump is a Statist through and through and always has been. Co-opting the GOP is a clever coup.

Posted by: Leo Spaceman at February 18, 2016 08:38 AM (K+mTC)

203 I cannot vote for Trump under any circumstances.
Posted by: Leo Spaceman at February 18, 2016 08:38 AM (K+mTC)

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We thank you for your support.

Posted by: Democrat Party at February 18, 2016 08:48 AM (O1R3L)

204 Democracy speaks...
King Putz elected
GOP Congress elected
King Putz nominates SCOTUS Justice
GOP SPECIFICALLY ELECTED TO COUNTER THE PUTZ SAYS, NO

Did I miss something? Other than GOPe stabs electorate in the back part...

Posted by: Fewenuff at February 18, 2016 08:55 AM (T/sbU)

205 So let me get this straight. Our glorious surveillance state can't hack an iPhone without Apple's assistance. Cool! And I want my tax dollars back from the GSS dept in charge of spy-tech hacky stuff.

Posted by: Fewenuff at February 18, 2016 09:01 AM (T/sbU)

206 Just not up for this. I think I'm just going to work crossword puzzles until mid-November.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 18, 2016 09:12 AM (RD7QR)

207 63 Scalia family is relieved that they don't have to deal with the added aggravation of the First Pantywaist gumming up the works.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 18, 2016 06:46 AM

My wife said the church, as requested by the family, probably told the White House that the Secret Service would not be allowed to screw with a requiem mass thus Barky not invited.

Posted by: Lester

Along with a substantial appearance fee, Obama demanded that crucifix's and stained glass windows be covered to prevent any hurt feelings by muslims and atheists, but mostly muslims. Plus a giant bowl of m&ms with the brown ones removed.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 18, 2016 10:04 AM (kfcYC)

208 97 69 If you'll pardon this intrusion of logic, havent the
people already had a voice? Didnt a majority of the people reelect
President Obama, and doesnt he have nearly a year left to serve out his
term?

Now, if you don't really like democracy....

http://tinyurl.com/jgr7yey



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 18, 2016 07:24 AM (kdS6q)

Democrats always oppose any nomination by Republicans. Turnabout is rare but needed.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party


The also elected a Republican Senate. Obama can do what he was elected to do, and so can they.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 18, 2016 10:06 AM (kfcYC)

209 144 >>How low can he go, How low can he go

Flags half staff for Whitney Houston, not for Chris Kyle, and he did it only 6 (?) days later for the victims of the Chatanooga recruiting center victims (an afterthought). And how 'bout those rainbow lights on the WH when SSM ruling was announced?
Obama is a dick.

Posted by: Lizzy

You are what you eat.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 18, 2016 10:08 AM (kfcYC)

210 Eventually he'll be gone.
His voters will remain amongst us.

That is all.

Posted by: G6loq at February 18, 2016 10:10 AM (zj+JZ)

211 The front page of CNN is just pure agitprop.

Disgracefull!!

Posted by: Kreplach at February 18, 2016 12:38 PM (EmUe0)

212 And the stuff people are saying that he's really a
Democrat or a stalking horse for the Democrat candidate are just silly.
All the left-wingers I know hate Trump with a nova-like intensity, far
more than they hate any other GOP candidate.



I could support Cruz but I'm just not convinced that he can tell the
GOPe and the CoC to suck a bag of dicks and get away with it.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 18, 2016 08:16 AM (mJ++K)

Trump was a Democrat until he wanted to run for office as a Republican and he still is moderate to progressive in most of his inclinations.

As for Cruz, he has spent his time in Washington telling the GOPe where to get off. The man called McConnell a liar to his face on the floor of the Senate.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 18, 2016 12:43 PM (NPofj)

213 212
And the stuff people are saying that he's really a

Democrat or a stalking horse for the Democrat candidate are just silly.

All the left-wingers I know hate Trump with a nova-like intensity, far

more than they hate any other GOP candidate.




Posted by: VidOmnia at February 18, 2016 08:16 AM (mJ++K)

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Ummmm.....Left-wingers are kinda gullible and dumb?? Just pointin' that out.
They voted for Obama for fucksake.

Posted by: Mr. Really Obvious at February 18, 2016 02:43 PM (aRUb8)

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