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Floris van Schooten, "Still life with Beaker and Cheese" (n.d.)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 11:02 AM




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1 Who cut the cheese?

Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2016 11:04 AM (2Ocf1)

2 In 2014, the White House tried to avert that disaster by promising insurers a taxpayer-funded bailout, but public outrage and quick action by Sen. Marco Rubio put a stop to it. Now the administration is at it again.

Desperate to keep insurers on board, the administration scrambled to find another pot of money. Unfortunately, once again, a big part of that money pot belongs to the public.

President Obama doesn't seem to care. On Feb. 12, the administration announced that the money will be handed out to insurers -- a whopping $7.7 billion this year alone.

But it's not just expensive: That huge handout to the insurance industry is also illegal.

Posted by: David Windsor at February 22, 2016 11:04 AM (e8kgV)

3 A once flourishing nation continues on it's decline. Thank you progressives.

Posted by: Angry American at February 22, 2016 11:04 AM (aGTdg)

4 Good God I've spent some time teaching myself painting and I have no idea how people achieve those effects.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:05 AM (1xUj/)

5 Somebody cut the cheese! And then bring in that plump girl reading the paper.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 11:05 AM (t2KH5)

6 Well that's it, I'm just going to eat my lunch early.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 22, 2016 11:05 AM (RD7QR)

7
Rubio picks up Sen Tillis endorsement

"Marco Rubio represents a bright future for the Republican Party and America," Tillis said.

http://tinyurl.com/zj87oy8



Thanks Thom!

-Dondi

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 11:06 AM (kdS6q)

8 Looks yummy. What's for lunch?

Posted by: Beth M at February 22, 2016 11:06 AM (kiy9d)

9 RCP has a brand new (2/19-2/21) MA poll: Trump 50, Rubio 16, Kasich 13, Cruz 10, Carson 2.

So much for Trump's supposed "35% ceiling".

A lot of folks may say there are no Republicans in MA, but in 2014 it elected a GOP governor, so the right GOP candidate can win statewide.

A black female Harvard law professor is so panicked about Hillary losing to Trump that she is pleading with Democrats to reregister as Republicans and vote for Rubio in next week's primary. WZ has the full story.

I think there are a lot of closet Trump voters, especially in blue/purple states like MA, PA, NY and CA. If Trump can carry MA, and I think he can, we could be looking at nearly a 50 state Trump blowout over Hillary in the general election.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 22, 2016 11:06 AM (ckvus)

10 CHEESE!

Grommit, fetch the Auto-Retrievo-Cheesealator!

Posted by: Wallace at February 22, 2016 11:07 AM (s5o+q)

11 That huge handout to the insurance industry is also illegal.
Posted by: David Windsor

Like that means anything to Obama, Clinton, or Democrats unless a conservative is doing something wrong.

Posted by: Angry American at February 22, 2016 11:07 AM (aGTdg)

12 7 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 11:06 AM (kdS6q)


Not worried, endorsement men shit anymore. And this is just indication of the establishment pushing their turd on us.

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

13 Mmmm Lunch!

Great painting!

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 11:07 AM (cbfNE)

14 Nice looking cheese, Gromit!

Posted by: goon at February 22, 2016 11:07 AM (gy5kE)

15
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is urging leading Republican presidential candidates behind Donald Trump to unite in an effort to bring down the GOP front-runner.

"I think a Kasich-Rubio ticket would be great," Graham said late Sunday during an interview with Rita Cosby on WABC, describing Kasich as a "terrific" governor of Ohio and Rubio as a "very, very talented" senator from Florida.

"Rubio-Kasich, Kasich-Rubio - I think those combinations, if they could consolidate and come together, would be [a] very potent ticket in the fall and maybe help us stop Trump".


Note: Stopping Trump -- not stopping the Democrats.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 11:07 AM (kdS6q)

16 Floris van Schooten is the painter, so I take it the cheese is either Edam or Gouda, although it doesn't look like it.

That's odd looking bread. Looks like you could pound nails with it.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:08 AM (u0lmX)

17 I remember the Tillis primary. His detractors were in here telling us how Tillis was GOPe and would sell us out. Guess they were right

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 22, 2016 11:08 AM (D6asv)

18 Yes. Yes, that's some good looking cheese.

Should I slip out of the office for a charcuterie board for lunch today? haha

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:08 AM (xuouz)

19 That painting is edam-est thing.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 22, 2016 11:08 AM (0cMkb)

20 The other day, the Mrs. went to the cheese counter and told them how much I like stinky cheese, and to package something special just for me.

Moral of the story: don't ever do that, because it's horrible.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 22, 2016 11:08 AM (V40IZ)

21 Good cheese, but it looks like somebody sat on the rolls.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 11:09 AM (s5o+q)

22 Moral of the story: don't ever do that, because it's horrible.


Posted by: Chupacabra at February 22, 2016 11:08 AM (V40IZ)

What kind was it?

The head ewok is a big fan of stinky frog cheese.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:10 AM (u0lmX)

23 Any lox or kippers on the table?

Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 11:10 AM (z4pSV)

24 I think there are a lot of closet Trump voters, especially in blue/purple states like MA, PA, NY and CA.


I wouldn't find that shocking at all. He's basically a moderate Democrat.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 22, 2016 11:10 AM (evdj2)

25
As mentioned above, new polls -- including the Bay State:

Polls

Massachusetts Republican Emerson Trump +34
Dondi 2nd

Michigan Republican ARG! Trump +18
Kasich 2nd

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 11:10 AM (kdS6q)

26 Cheese, Gromit!

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at February 22, 2016 11:11 AM (KkVB6)

27 Brick cheese smells like a locker room with sweaty socks. My father loved it and he'd clear the house when he broke it out.

Posted by: Angry American at February 22, 2016 11:11 AM (aGTdg)

28 Hey so much cheese before a date is too much cheese?

Posted by: Charlie Kelly at February 22, 2016 11:11 AM (BDZWU)

29 Family Feud question a few weeks ago - "name a gourmet cheese"

Number one answer: Gouda

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 11:11 AM (cbfNE)

30 Photorealistic painting had its day but there's no point to it now.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at February 22, 2016 11:11 AM (SCcgT)

31 Gee thanks rdbrewer. I already spend way too much time in front of my pewter screen.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 22, 2016 11:11 AM (NeFrd)

32 That looks like the clogged artery special. What's in the cup?

Posted by: goon at February 22, 2016 11:11 AM (gy5kE)

33 Good God I've spent some time teaching myself painting and I have no idea how people achieve those effects.



Agreed. When you have to keep going back and looking at it to decide if it's a photo or a painting.....

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:12 AM (TUUTu)

34 That painting is edam-est thing.

I cheddar to think where this is going. It makes me bleu to think, but no gouda come of it. Seriously, it'll all be for jack.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 11:12 AM (9krrF)

35 That looks like the clogged artery special. What's in the cup?



Drain-O.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:13 AM (TUUTu)

36 Willowed from the am thread.

561 *NB: Peggy Joseph is the Florida woman who said after an Obama speech in 2008: "I wont have to worry about puttin' gas in my car, I wont have to worry about payin' my mortgage."

Nice equivalence, n'est-ce pas?
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 11:01 AM (kdS6q)



"I won't have to worry about putting' gas in my car---- "He's gonna build a giant wall and make mexico pay for it!"

"I won't worry about paying' my mortgage----"He's gonna kick all the muzzies out!".

FFS.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 11:13 AM (UnJ7w)

37 Photorealistic painting had its day but there's no point to it now.
Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at February 22, 2016 11:11 AM (SCcgT)

Hence Picasso, Pollock, and surrealism

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:13 AM (xuouz)

38 Bread and cheese, with a nice big beaker of Valu-Rite to wash it down.

If there was only some bacon, it would be the perfect Moron lunch.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:13 AM (u0lmX)

39 And now I have a craving for fondue, dammit.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 11:13 AM (9krrF)

40 Before you complain about the punning, remember that it beats a fork in the peehole.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:13 AM (xuouz)

41 That looks like the clogged artery special. What's in the cup?



Bacon juice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:14 AM (1xUj/)

42 Meee-mi-meee-mi!

Posted by: Beaker at February 22, 2016 11:14 AM (91LL3)

43 >>Who cut the cheese?


I camembert.

Nice change for today's selection.
*stomach gurgles*

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2016 11:14 AM (NOIQH)

44 Beer wench! My beaker be empty!

Posted by: fly gal at February 22, 2016 11:15 AM (8TdcF)

45 "I won't have to worry about putting' gas in my car---- "He's gonna build a giant wall and make mexico pay for it!"
"I won't worry about paying' my mortgage----"He's gonna kick all the muzzies out!".
FFS.
Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 11:13 AM (UnJ7w)

The important thing to remember is that you're smarter than the rest of us. Even if your politics, and your chosen politician, are rejected, you'll still have that.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:15 AM (xuouz)

46 I'll be right back...

Posted by: Chris Pagano at February 22, 2016 11:15 AM (91LL3)

47 I cheddar to think where this is going. It makes me bleu to think, but no gouda come of it. Seriously, it'll all be for jack.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 11:12 AM (9krrF)

There's no such thing as a brie lunch.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:15 AM (u0lmX)

48 I've spent some time teaching myself painting and I have no idea how people achieve those effects.

Posted by: Bandersnatch

****


Maybe you've touched on part of the problem there.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 22, 2016 11:15 AM (NeFrd)

49 I don't care how fucking runny it is!

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 22, 2016 11:15 AM (evdj2)

50 I saw Stinky Frog Cheese open for The Stone Ponies at the Fillmore East in 1972.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 22, 2016 11:15 AM (0cMkb)

51 Willowed from the am thread.

Oh, can we let the Trump stuff keep going in the earlier thread? It's not willowed, it's just happy there.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:15 AM (1xUj/)

52 I imagine that's a cup of Brawndo, the thirst mutilator. It's got ...

Posted by: goon at February 22, 2016 11:16 AM (gy5kE)

53 Is that, by any chance, a grail on the table?

Posted by: King Arthur at February 22, 2016 11:16 AM (z4pSV)

54 Oh, can we let the Trump stuff keep going in the earlier thread? It's not willowed, it's just happy there.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:15 AM (1xUj/)

BANG

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:16 AM (xuouz)

55 @Donna

I believe it's called "Love Stinks".

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 22, 2016 11:16 AM (V40IZ)

56 Simo Hayha has his work cut out for him in this one.

My chamber-of-commerce tour guide in the great Belgian town of Battice:
"We make here, a cheese...for men!
(Belgian lady friend rolls eyes, pinches nose)

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 11:17 AM (xq1UY)

57 >>Oh, can we let the Trump stuff keep going in the earlier thread?


Feta compli!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2016 11:17 AM (NOIQH)

58 Posted by: cool breeze at February 22, 2016 11:06 AM

I might disagree with you on the "MA governor" part of your comment. As a voter in MA, I have watched Chaaaaaahhhhlie Bakuh closely, and he's nothing like a "Republican" you'd find in saner states. He's more of a plate of Jello, quivering in whichever way the wind blows him.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 22, 2016 11:18 AM (D+xyy)

59 That isn't edam or gouda after all, but fine imported Venezuelan beaver cheese.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:18 AM (u0lmX)

60 Feta compli!
Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2016 11:17 AM (NOIQH)

-----

**golf clap**

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 11:18 AM (8XRCm)

61 Can we, like, skip the equine necrosadism for one thread, please? It's putting me off my appetite...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 11:18 AM (9krrF)

62
Is that, by any chance, a grail on the table?
Posted by: King Arthur

Don't know, but in the lower left corner I think I found Hillary's nuts

Posted by: Angry American at February 22, 2016 11:18 AM (aGTdg)

63 The important thing to remember is that you're smarter than the rest of us. Even if your politics, and your chosen politician, are rejected, you'll still have that.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:15 AM (xuouz)

I'm having deja vu from 2008 all over again. I'm not smarter than anybody kari, I'm stuck in a time loop is all.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 11:18 AM (UnJ7w)

64 I think there are a lot of closet Trump voters, especially in blue/purple states like MA, PA, NY and CA.
==========
We were told, in 2012, that a Northeast liberal Republican was the only possible man who could stop Obama.

Now, in 2016, a Northeast liberal Republican is the worst thing ever.

Several of the states voting on Tuesday have a winner-take-all if you break 50%.

Trump pulls that off and there is a 0% chance anyone else wins the nomination.

That is:
50 in AL
76 in GA
43 in OK
155 in TX
16 in VT

That's almost half of the delegates on Tuesday; with the rest awarded in a proportional manner.


Posted by: RoyalOil at February 22, 2016 11:19 AM (fQ/0p)

65 Expect Trump to attack Rubio this week leading into Thursday's debate. Cruz may join in, as he needs to stay #2.

Dondi says that 70% of Republicans don't want Trump, but Trump will get over 40% of Nevada tomorrow. If Dondi gets less than 20% does that mean that more than 80% of Republicans don't want Dondi?

Lines of attack:

How Marco pimped out his wife to Rubio's billionaire sugar daddy, who put her on payroll at a ridiculously high salary for a former professional cheerleader.

How Marco stabbed Jeb, his mentor, in the back. If it weren't for sugar daddy and Jeb, Marco would be nowhere.

Marco's lack of any real world experience, other than being a self-promoting politician I can see Trump saying: "Marco, how are you going to provide for that nice family of yours when you lose. You lose your Senate seat. You're unqualified for anything. You haven't had a real job in your entire life. OK, maybe you can be a lobbyist."

And birtherism. Rubio's got a bigger problem than Cruz, because neither of his parents were citizens when he was born in Miami. In fact, here's the dilemma: I don't see how both Rubio and Cruz can both be President Eligible, else your reading "natural born citizen" out of the Constitution, If they add balls, CNN should ask Cruz for his learned opinion on Rubio's eligibility Thursday night.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2016 11:19 AM (r1fLd)

66 So what kind of cheeses are in the painting?

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 11:19 AM (cbfNE)

67
FFS.
Posted by: Arson Wells




Oh good, you decided to copy your hand-wringing into the next thread.

Because it's just that important.

Quel bonheur.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 11:19 AM (kdS6q)

68 I am delicious & you know it.

Posted by: Velveeta at February 22, 2016 11:19 AM (m0JA3)

69 Reminds me, when things get darkest, to go off and watch the complete corpus of Wallace and Gromit, perhaps following it up with Shaun the Sheep, to re-balance, re-calm, and ignore the collapse of civilization.

And eat some cheese.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 11:19 AM (s5o+q)

70
Where is Beaker hiding? He was one of my favorite muppets.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2016 11:20 AM (ODxAs)

71 Feta compli!
Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2016 11:17 AM (NOIQH)

2/22/16 - World's greatest pun - Never forget

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:20 AM (xuouz)

72 equine necrosadism....

Posted by: Brother Cavil


*****


A tad bit obscure, but well-played, sir (or ma'am)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 22, 2016 11:21 AM (NeFrd)

73 I was going to say "Beaker and Cheese, I remember those cartoons," but too many Grommit gags sorta suck the mirth out of mine.

Instead, I'll say...

Photo-realistic
beaker and cheese
Where can a sniper hide
without any trees?

-Waldo Shave

Posted by: mindful webworker - free to brie you n me at February 22, 2016 11:21 AM (PWDHh)

74
Cheese Whiz, Wally.

Posted by: Leave to Beaver Cheese at February 22, 2016 11:21 AM (8XRCm)

75 Seriously, it'll all be for jack.

You muenster.

Posted by: DaveA at February 22, 2016 11:21 AM (DL2i+)

76 Arson, you actually brought that up from the last thread so more would see it, instead of benefitting from the willowing?

Wow.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 11:21 AM (QDnY+)

77 I am delicious & you know it.
Posted by: Velveeta


Don't cry for me, ardent Cheez Whip.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:21 AM (1xUj/)

78 BC, R you don't post much, but when you do it's worth listening to.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:21 AM (xuouz)

79 There's also a walnut and a couple of acorns in the picture. 'Cause how can you have cheese and bread without acorns?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:22 AM (u0lmX)

80 Pah, on second thought, we should have a better thread. After all, we're bigger than cheeses.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 11:22 AM (9krrF)

81
Photorealistic painting had its day but there's no point to it now.

Pointillism had a point, but now it's just not realistic.

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

82 So what the fromage are we talking about now?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 22, 2016 11:22 AM (XtAzU)

83 Cheez Whiz. Fuck. I don't even know my brands of petroleum-based cheeselike substances.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:23 AM (1xUj/)

84 Still life, indeed. I see bacteria swarming in that cheese. Carcinogenic bacteria!

Posted by: The State of California, which knows better than you at February 22, 2016 11:23 AM (afR/C)

85 60 Feta compli!
Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2016 11:17 AM (NOIQH)

Lizzy wins the Internet today!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:23 AM (u0lmX)

86 Rubiot puts out lot of noise about how he has a path to victory.

And the jock-sniffers for the GOPe are rubbing that stink all over themselves.

But the long and short of Rubiot's strategy to win is: "Cruz drops out and all of his votes go to me."

No.

Those voting for Cruz are either not going to vote or will vote for Trump--but they sure as hell ain't voting for Rubiot.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 22, 2016 11:23 AM (fQ/0p)

87 I am delicious & you know it.
Posted by: Velveeta

Don't cry for me, ardent Cheez Whip.
Posted by: Bandersnatch



Cheese in a can FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:23 AM (TUUTu)

88 That's a gouda painting.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 22, 2016 11:23 AM (rsudF)

89 So what kind of cheeses are in the painting?
Fundamentalist. Evangelical.

Cheeses of Nazareth.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 11:24 AM (xq1UY)

90 I just hate it when the General Staff hands out those nice cheeses. It means something's up.

Posted by: German Soldier in the Trenches, 1917 at February 22, 2016 11:24 AM (TTgpD)

91 "Good bread and good cheese" is good English and good Fris.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 11:24 AM (s5o+q)

92 Brad Torgersen, on According To Hoyt, relating social justice warriors to original sin and the Church Lady. Link in nic.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 22, 2016 11:24 AM (2lndx)

93 "So much for Trump's supposed "35% ceiling"."

There has been a lot of whistling past graveyards this time around. Seems to be attracting the monsters, though.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ace Brand Banhammers, an Outrage Outlet Exclusive! at February 22, 2016 11:25 AM (hLRSq)

94 Pah, on second thought, we should have a better thread. After all, we're bigger than cheeses.


It's not who we are.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2016 11:25 AM (ODxAs)

95 WWCD*


















*What would cheeses do?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 22, 2016 11:25 AM (NeFrd)

96 Cheez Whiz. Fuck.

Rule #34

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 22, 2016 11:25 AM (ZQfW9)

97 Surprisingly, there is no parody of this painting with our favorite Muppet. Very curious bout that...

Posted by: Mr Wolf at February 22, 2016 11:25 AM (cjgnX)

98 if you told me eight years ago that the Republican nominee in 2016 would be someone who was a pro choice person who would not ban partial birth abortions, was in favor of the government using eminent domain to seize property to give to private developers, had donated campaign funds to Harry Reid and Rahm Emanuel, had expressed his strong support to Nancy Pelosi to impeach GWB and was in favor of Universal healthcare, I would have said that the GOP establishment had finally morphed into liberal democrats and that the Democrats must have turned into full blown Marxists.



Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 11:25 AM (nS+hx)

99 I am delicious & you know it.
Posted by: Velveeta

Don't cry for me, ardent Cheez Whip.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


*mopes in the corner

Posted by: Queso cheese dip (from the snacks aisle) at February 22, 2016 11:26 AM (s5o+q)

100 LDC or others, I must have missed it, but your stalwart Tillis-baiting reminds me: what happened to Nip? Didn't see anything about him abandoning us or being away. Haven't seen him comment in a while. Can't imagine he was banned.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 11:26 AM (QDnY+)

101 So is the shitter full and we're still in it?

Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 11:26 AM (/dSsq)

102 So what kind of cheeses are in the painting?
Fundamentalist. Evangelical.

Cheeses of Nazareth.



What a Cross we have to bear.
-Swiss

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:27 AM (TUUTu)

103 Note: Stopping Trump -- not stopping the Democrats.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 11:07 AM (kdS6q)


Of course not. Trump is scary and you have no real notion of what he will do while Democrats are colleagues you reach to across the aisle.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ace Brand Banhammers, an Outrage Outlet Exclusive! at February 22, 2016 11:27 AM (hLRSq)

104 >>*mopes in the corner

Posted by: Queso cheese dip




Queso-ra sera!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2016 11:27 AM (NOIQH)

105 So is the shitter full and we're still in it?
Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 11:26 AM (/dSsq)


That's the reason for the cheese.

Binds you right up, it does.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 11:27 AM (s5o+q)

106 *looks in cheese basket*

Here, for all the good Morons, please take your pick of camembert, gouda, muenster, or perhaps just a nice herbed boursin spread.

Everyone talking Trump, pro or con, you get Casu Marzu.

https://youtu.be/vZ_-JzM-YQg

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:27 AM (1xUj/)

107 So is the shitter full and we're still in it?
Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 11:26 AM (/dSsq)

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With this much cheese.... make take a while.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 11:27 AM (8XRCm)

108 Quel bonheur.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 11:19 AM (kdS6q)

Tu me rappels un mime je gifle en dehors de la notre de Beaubourg.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 11:27 AM (UnJ7w)

109 My idea of a bachelor's paradise would be eating a block of cheese the size of a car battery.

Posted by: George Costanza at February 22, 2016 11:27 AM (BDZWU)

110 So is the shitter full and we're still in it?



After eating that much cheese, the shitter won't even be used for a month.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:28 AM (TUUTu)

111 I wouldn't find that shocking at all. He's basically a moderate Democrat.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 22, 2016 11:10 AM (evdj2)

---

Why does the GOPe hate him so much? Because he's not in their pocket? Because he would more closely align with their views than any conservative.

Posted by: Adrienne at February 22, 2016 11:28 AM (lVcuh)

112 Ah good.
The old thread kind of smelt.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 22, 2016 11:28 AM (QM5S2)

113 Wait, I just figured out why we got this painting
Rdbrewer is saying : "here, have some cheese with your whine"

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 11:28 AM (cbfNE)

114 Joe Sorban, jew hating ass though he turned out to be, made an interesting distinction between Single-Issue Voters and Primary Issue Voters. A Single Issue Pro-Life voter would never vote for a Pro-Abortion candidate, even if that means another Pro-Abortion candidate will win anyway. The Single Issue voter takes the issue as a reflection on themselves. A Primary Issue Pro-Lifer might vote for the better of the two Pro-Abortion candidates.

I think, as in my example, I'm Single Issue on Abortion, though forgiving, and Primary Issue on other Constitutional and Policy matters.

I'll take half a loaf, as long as it's not buttered with rendered children, as it were.

Posted by: Grump928(c) reposts, For Great Justice at February 22, 2016 11:28 AM (evdj2)

115 Is that butter over on the left, or was van Shooten going for a fromage a trois?

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 11:28 AM (s5o+q)

116 How can they bring back Samurai Jack without Mako? His voice was perfect for Aku.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2016 11:29 AM (B8JRQ)

117 Cheese and beer. Nice lunch.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 22, 2016 11:29 AM (LA7Cm)

118 Trump is an asshole.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 22, 2016 11:29 AM (xWW96)

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 11:29 AM (UnJ7w)

120 RoyalOil, nice one on the NE liberal being just the ticket in 2008 but anathema now. With due allowance for comedic license, pretty well targeted and chuckle-worthy.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 11:30 AM (QDnY+)

121 Ah good.
The old thread kind of smelt.>>>

You never serve fish with cheese!

Posted by: Gordon Ramsay at February 22, 2016 11:30 AM (XtAzU)

122 I forgot the damn smiley face on 108.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 11:30 AM (UnJ7w)

123 Trump is an asshole.
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 22, 2016 11:29 AM (xWW96)

-----

Im not entirely sold on Trump.

But.... that is one of his redeeming qualities.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 11:30 AM (8XRCm)

124 You can have the cheese. I'll take the bread and butter.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 22, 2016 11:30 AM (mEZce)

125 "we could be looking at nearly a 50 state Trump blowout over Hillary in the general election."

Just win, baby!

Trump is a prodigy at working the media. He's shown that he can make a bigger Republican tent and thereby expand the electoral map, so that he can win in the general. No other Republican candidate has this upside.

Trump won't get 50 states, but I've said for months that Trump could challenge in NY. Obama just gave a boost by cutting NY's terrorism defense budget in half to diss Chuck Schumer for opposing the Iran nuke giveaway (what a small petty man).

The orthodox here don't like that Trump won't categorically denounce Planned Parenthood and says he won't let people die in the streets for lack of healthcare. I suggest he's doing so to stake out defensible ground in the general to oppose obvious lines of attack from the Democrats, e.g. War on Women, heartless rich plutocrats.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2016 11:31 AM (r1fLd)

126 Trump is an asshole.
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 22, 2016 11:29 AM (xWW96)


No, that's just the cheese smell.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 11:31 AM (s5o+q)

127 >> Is that butter over on the left, or was van Shooten going for a fromage a trois?


Fromage a trois, for chevre!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2016 11:31 AM (NOIQH)

128 Why does the GOPe hate him so much? Because he's not in their pocket? Because he would more closely align with their views than any conservative.

Yeah, that's the hilarious thing about the whole deal--Trump's apparent views were never a GOP dealbreaker before. Even the abortion part, which the GOP has always talked up but never could get around to actually acting on.

But noooooo, side with the proles on immigration, and it's all HERETIC! BURN THE HERETIC! Funny that.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 11:31 AM (9krrF)

129 You never serve fish with cheese!
Posted by: Gordon Ramsay at February 22, 2016 11:30 AM (XtAzU)

----

One billion Mc Fillet O Fishes beg to differ.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 11:32 AM (8XRCm)

130 Trump is an asshole.
Posted by: maddogg,


*does not disagree*

*shoots maddogg in the knee anyway*

Pour encourager les autres.

Now go eat some Casu Marzu (maggot cheese).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:32 AM (1xUj/)

131 Am I crazy or is anybody else feeling the Trump/Rubio compromise ticket? The establishment gets their guy involved and Rubio can talk about conservative principles in a way that Trump can't or chooses not to.

Rubio fixes out one of his big problems (thin resume) and his other problem (amnesty) goes away if Trump spends eight years building the wall and reducing the illegal immigrant population to a bearable level.

Posted by: Jake at February 22, 2016 11:32 AM (njDyc)

132 In honor of our first President's birthday...

How 18th-Century Medicine Killed George Washington
(spoiler: it wasn't pretty)
SciShow 5:30
https://youtu.be/GFef0R1xwvY

Posted by: mindful webworker - free to brie you n me at February 22, 2016 11:32 AM (PWDHh)

133 Why does the GOPe hate him so much? Because he's not in their pocket?

Possibly, because he is enough like them that they know what he's going to do if he wins: put his own people in positions of power within the party. They have set up the national party as a crony system, and they know he will exploit it by firing their favorites in favor of his own.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 22, 2016 11:33 AM (2lndx)

134 Fumunda cheese

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 22, 2016 11:33 AM (dBmVV)

135 Actually he was a pretty entertaining mime. He stood on a white box and as soon as I put money down he came alive and did his thing. I wonder if he's still there working at the Pompidou?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 11:33 AM (UnJ7w)

136 old with mold ... makes good cheese some say.

or is there a dark cheese like that? looks like it was cut into, but still dark. Google found a black cheese using charcoal, but I'm no cheese aficionado .. baby swiss and sharp cheddar is about as exotic as I get.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 11:34 AM (eUbDe)

137 Rubio fixes out one of his big problems (thin resume) and his other problem (amnesty) goes away if Trump spends eight years building the wall and reducing the illegal immigrant population to a bearable level.
Posted by: Jake at February 22, 2016 11:32 AM (njDyc)

This would require a political class capable of compromise

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:34 AM (xuouz)

138
Trump is an asshole.
Posted by: maddogg




We offer full dental and pay for parking.

Can you start on Tuesday?

Posted by: Fox News

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 11:34 AM (kdS6q)

139 Rubio fixes out one of his big problems (thin resume) and his other problem (amnesty) goes away if Trump spends eight years building the wall and reducing the illegal immigrant population to a bearable level.
Posted by: Jake at February 22, 2016 11:32 AM (njDyc)

----

I dont know about Rubio.... but I think he'll pick somebody with a whiff of establishment. He knows if he wins he going to have to govern.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 11:34 AM (8XRCm)

140 Trump reminds me of every lying two bit salesman who would say absolutely anything to make a sale that I ever knew. I throw them out of my office, and don't let them back in. Worthless.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 22, 2016 11:34 AM (xWW96)

141 Twitter killed off Stacey McCain's book account.

If you're on Twitter, consider taking tomorrow off. I just retweeted this and encourage ppl to let Twitter know that they need us more than we need them.

>>WJJ Hoge
24 hours of twitter silence beginning at 6am ET, Feb 23 in support of #FreeStacy . RT if you'll join.

If they were a successful company, this wouldn't do a bit of good. However...

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 22, 2016 11:34 AM (nXeSu)

142 Trump is a prodigy at working the media.

So was John McCain--until he became the nominee. I sincerely (not sarcastic) hope that if Trump wins, he knows how to keep the media from ignoring him and/or undermining him. I've seen nothing so far that says he knows not to fall into their traps.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 22, 2016 11:35 AM (2lndx)

143 Fromage a trois, for chevre!



Lululululululululu

-Achmed

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:35 AM (TUUTu)

144 About PP, the GOP congress had their chance to defund it and did not.
So afaIac it's off the table as an election issue.

The fight against PP will continue as guerrilla warfare.

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 11:35 AM (cbfNE)

145 McScuse Me?!?!

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 22, 2016 11:35 AM (dBmVV)

146 Really, Horde? A half hour and 133 comments before someone hits "fromunda"?

It's like I don't even know y'all...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 11:35 AM (9krrF)

147 Speaking of cheese, Palmetto Cheese turned up in the dairy section of my local Publix. I picked up one tub each of the jalapeño and bacon varieties. Holy fricking cow. Where has this been all my life?

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at February 22, 2016 11:35 AM (KkVB6)

148 After eating that much cheese, the shitter won't even be used for a month.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:28 AM (TUUTu)

So are you saying the problem with the French is that they have been constipated for the last 8 centuries or so?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:35 AM (u0lmX)

149 A black female Harvard law professor is so panicked about Hillary losing to Trump that she is pleading with Democrats to reregister as Republicans and vote for Rubio in next week's primary.

-
At least we're past their usual BS of warning us about how a non-GOPe candidate will be bad for the Rethugs.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 11:35 AM (Nwg0u)

150 Beaker is the sniper! Everybody cheese it!

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 22, 2016 11:36 AM (FtrY1)

151 Fuck Dondi



Law Enforcement Sides with Chris Crane After Rubio's Anti-ICE Tirade


http://tinyurl.com/zq38hdx

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 22, 2016 11:36 AM (YqcVw)

152 Am I crazy or is anybody else feeling the Trump/Rubio compromise ticket? The establishment gets their guy involved and Rubio can talk about conservative principles in a way that Trump can't or chooses not to.

Rubio fixes out one of his big problems (thin resume) and his other problem (amnesty) goes away if Trump spends eight years building the wall and reducing the illegal immigrant population to a bearable level.
Posted by: Jake at February 22, 2016 11:32 AM (njDyc)


I'd settle for it if they put Cruz on the Supreme Court.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 11:36 AM (s5o+q)

153 Those voting for Cruz are either not going to vote or will vote for Trump--but they sure as hell ain't voting for Rubiot.
Posted by: RoyalOil at February 22, 2016 11:23 AM (fQ/0p)

Indeed. Rubio will pick up at least half of the Jeb votes, but he'd pick up a lot less of the Carson voting bloc. Rubio can still complain that Kasich is siphoning votes, but if we really want to go there, why doesn't Trump drop out? If Trump called it off there is no way more than a quarter of his voters would put up with Rubio. Cruz would be through the roof as the only alternative to business as usual.

Can the Republican party please just do something for us? Stop nominating people who have never worked in the private sector. Just stop. We hate career politicians. Give us someone who's paid into the tax system and knows the sting. Give us someone who has been outside the establishment politiburo echo chamber. You'd think that would be clear after the last few cycles.

Posted by: 0302 at February 22, 2016 11:36 AM (wx6iv)

154 maddogg, the continued Trump hate is grating.
Havarti heard it all before.
Lighten up, have a snack!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2016 11:36 AM (NOIQH)

155 One billion Mc Fillet O Fishes beg to differ.>>>

All eaten by that one guy in GITMO.

"Sawah, described as becoming morbidly obese while in detention, was
plied with "nonstop food," including his favored McDonalds Filet-O-Fish
sandwiches."

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hfmpqnl

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 22, 2016 11:36 AM (XtAzU)

156 So was John McCain--until he became the nominee. I sincerely (not sarcastic) hope that if Trump wins, he knows how to keep the media from ignoring him and/or undermining him. I've seen nothing so far that says he knows not to fall into their traps.

McCain worked the media by staking out positions to the left of his colleagues. Trump works the media by embracing controversy and using people's hatred of him for his own benefit.

I suspect Trump's style will translate better to the general. We'll probably get a chance to find out.

Posted by: Jake at February 22, 2016 11:37 AM (njDyc)

157 >>We were told, in 2012, that a Northeast liberal Republican was the only possible man who could stop Obama.

>>Now, in 2016, a Northeast liberal Republican is the worst thing ever.

I was told in 2012 that voting for Romney was akin to voting for the devil. And I was told it on a daily basis from some of the true conservatives supporting Trump.

And Romney is way more conservative than even pretend Trump. Trump actually is a liberal.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 11:37 AM (/tuJf)

158 Cabot cheddar cheese.

It's good.

That's all I've got.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:37 AM (xuouz)

159 That's odd looking bread. Looks like you could pound nails with it.

Posted by: Donna and V.


******


This ^^^ Unleaventy!!!!!!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 22, 2016 11:38 AM (NeFrd)

160 This cheese puns have gone whey too far.

Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 11:38 AM (z4pSV)

161
That's some fine looking fromunda cheese. Although the beaker is about to fall off the table and spill your beer.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 22, 2016 11:38 AM (S7qKa)

162 Moe! Larry! The cheese!

Posted by: Curly Howard at February 22, 2016 11:38 AM (FkBIv)

163 If they were a successful company, this wouldn't do a bit of good. However...

Yeah, one day of silence sounds a lot like not buying gasoline for a day. Kinda pointless, especially if the announcement someone is taking part is tweeted.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 22, 2016 11:38 AM (2lndx)

164 One billion Mc Fillet O Fishes beg to differ.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 11:32 AM


I ate one of those once, and detected neither fish nor cheese in it.

Sort of like a McD's milkless "shake."

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 22, 2016 11:39 AM (D+xyy)

165 Laura Ingraham was suggesting the Trump Rubio ticket would heal breaks, win establishment hearts or something. Others are suggesting Rubio team with Kasich to win Ohio maybe ... not sure if that works.

I think Trump maybe picks establishment moderate VP, like Kasich. He wants the rust belt, and Michigan. He already said he would pick a politician, since he comes from business. I'm sure there are many backroom deals underway already.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 11:40 AM (eUbDe)

166 If they were a successful company, this wouldn't do a bit of good. However...

Yeah, one day of silence sounds a lot like not buying gasoline for a day. Kinda pointless, especially if the announcement someone is taking part is tweeted.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 22, 2016 11:38 AM (2lndx)


Instead of a Day of Silence, it should be a Day Of Canceling Accounts.

That might . . . MIGHT . . . get their attention.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 11:40 AM (s5o+q)

167
Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 11:34 AM (eUbDe)

I've seen some black Irish cheese at WH- made with Guinness. Haven't tried it yet. I don't buy any cheese at Whole Paycheck unless it's on sale.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:40 AM (u0lmX)

168 And Romney is way more conservative than even pretend Trump. Trump actually is a liberal.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 11:37 AM (/tuJf)

These words don't mean much anymore when you've got D and R establishment types pushing for globalism and Trump responding with a more traditionalist nationalism.

It's a level up from historical left-right policy disagreement. It's a fight over whether Americans even have a procedural (or moral) right to participate in the political system. The formerly American, soon to be globalist, currently fractured political system.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:40 AM (xuouz)

169
Why does the GOPe hate him so much? Because he's not in their
pocket? Because he would more closely align with their views than any
conservative.


I think it's a new money/gentry thing. He isn't a politician in the political class. He is, to their sensibilities, a loud crass boor. He is the Molly Brown to their John Astor.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 22, 2016 11:40 AM (PFy0L)

170 Husband gifted me a new Dell Inspiron 'puter.

Cannot get Favorites tab on new Firefox browser.

Dammit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2016 11:40 AM (FsuaD)

171 If Trump.picks Rubio as VP he'd get assassinated around a month after he moved into the WH.

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 11:41 AM (cbfNE)

172 We shall leaven no bread before its time.

Posted by: Fritz at February 22, 2016 11:41 AM (UzPAd)

173 Feta compli!

Posted by: Lizzy


*****


Oh havarti har har!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 22, 2016 11:41 AM (NeFrd)

174 Romney is not more conservative than Trump since he is the Mormon version of Trump. Jeesh I don't blame the Trump naysayers for calling him out but come on.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 22, 2016 11:41 AM (LoRcb)

175 Trump reminds me of every lying two bit salesman who would say absolutely anything to make a sale that I ever knew. I throw them out of my office, and don't let them back in. Worthless.
Posted by: maddogg



And yet, the GOPe of the last 30 years isn't. Interesting.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:42 AM (TUUTu)

176 160 This cheese puns have gone whey too far.


Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 11:38 AM (z4pSV)

I agree. This silly chatter is not helping the Curds of the ME one bit.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:43 AM (u0lmX)

177 Need prayer? Prayer requests by e-mail to the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church. Thousands of requests are prayed over daily:

therescue.nyc/request-prayer/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2016 11:43 AM (w4NZ8)

178 Feta compli!

Posted by: Lizzy



For a cheese pun that's pretty gouda.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2016 11:43 AM (8ZskC)

179 Romney is not more conservative than Trump since he is the Mormon version of Trump. Jeesh I don't blame the Trump naysayers for calling him out but come on.
Posted by: Geoffrey at February 22, 2016 11:41 AM (LoRcb)

The difference between Trump and Romney is one wears his magic underwear under his pants and the other wears his on his head.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 11:43 AM (UnJ7w)

180 Take me to your Liederkranz.

Posted by: E.T. at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (FkBIv)

181 Oh what a friend we have in cheeses.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (bpn7O)

182 Trump is worse than an asshole. His a full blown dick. ( 20 bonus points where that paraphrase comes from)

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (nS+hx)

183 BC, R and SPB - those are interesting points. His stance on amnesty and putting in his own people if he won. Makes me think the GOPe just hires actors to parrot a script they think the rubes will like. Someone who is a *real person* who happens to have enough money to run on his own is a major threat to them. They don't give a crap about the American people.

Posted by: Adrienne at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (lVcuh)

184 Can the Republican party please just do something for us? Stop nominating people who have never worked in the private sector. Just stop. We hate career politicians. Give us someone who's paid into the tax system and knows the sting. Give us someone who has been outside the establishment politiburo echo chamber.

No.

Posted by: Career politicians, establishment politburo and the gop e at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (ODxAs)

185 Here We go another day of Trump /Cruz /and hated Rubio fighting... I like the cheese puns better....

Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (/dSsq)

186 If Trump.picks Rubio as VP he'd get assassinated around a month after he moved into the WH.

Rubio as VP is a pick that would give gravitas to Dan Quayle.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (PFy0L)

187 "I think Trump maybe picks establishment moderate VP, like Kasich."

I see that too. Election gets won by putting places like Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana in play. Trump already wins Florida.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (r1fLd)

188 This cheese puns have gone whey too far.


Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 11:38 AM (z4pSV)

I agree. This silly chatter is not helping the Curds of the ME one bit.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:43 AM (u0lmX)


It's like cheese puns get some people's goat . . . cheese!

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (s5o+q)

189 The establishments shake in dread as the legions cross the Rubicon.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ace Brand Banhammers, an Outrage Outlet Exclusive! at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (hLRSq)

190 And yet, the GOPe of the last 30 years isn't. Interesting.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:42 AM (TUUTu)


But who here is defending the GOPe? I don't get the argument that disliking Trump means you love the GOPe.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (u0lmX)

191 first job was at McDs

we called 'em Fellatio Fish

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (dBmVV)

192 Sort of like a McD's milkless "shake."
--------
Except for the fact they are not milk-less.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 11:45 AM (NUqwG)

193 Ooh, it's almost time for Rush Limburger!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 22, 2016 11:45 AM (NeFrd)

194 About PP, the GOP congress had their chance to defund it and did not.



Yet they are muy conservative! While owning both houses!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:45 AM (TUUTu)

195 Y 'all see where Lynch is making it "easier" for Non-citizens to vote?

Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 11:46 AM (/dSsq)

196 Posted by: Geoffrey at February 22, 2016 11:41 AM (LoRcb)

Come on what?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 11:46 AM (nS+hx)

197 And yet, the GOPe of the last 30 years isn't. Interesting.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:42 AM (TUUTu)

Ricotta stick to cheese puns

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 22, 2016 11:46 AM (mEZce)

198 If Trump.picks Rubio as VP he'd get assassinated around a month after he moved into the WH.
Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 11:41 AM (cbfNE)

Exactly. Still dreaming about a Trump/Cruz ticket, although that seems less likely by the day.
Erstwhile Trump oracle Scott Adams thinks he'll choose Mark Cuban. Eh.
I could see a minority or female VP pick, or both, to leech D votes. Not you, Nikki.
I wouldn't be shocked by an out-of-left-field pop culture or business pick. You really think Donald will stick to his word re: picking a politician?

It's all pie in the sky until after super tuesday.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:47 AM (xuouz)

199 170 Husband gifted me a new Dell Inspiron 'puter.

Cannot get Favorites tab on new Firefox browser.

Dammit.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2016 11:40 AM (FsuaD)

Jane, download Opera. It might be created by filthy Skandis but at least it isn't Mozilla.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 22, 2016 11:47 AM (RD7QR)

200
Oh, the cat's eaten it!

Posted by: Cheese Shop Guy at February 22, 2016 11:47 AM (+zqYj)

201 Twitter killed off Stacey McCain's book account.

-
They're making Twitter safe for Lena Dunham to be offensive and rude without risking anyone being offensive and rude to her.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 11:47 AM (Nwg0u)

202 This cheese puns have gone whey too far.

And you still won't support the Kurds?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 11:47 AM (xq1UY)

203 About PP, the GOP congress had their chance to defund it and did not.
...
Yet they are muy conservative! While owning both houses!
-------------
It makes no difference. They have full campaign chests and they still get priority reservations at DC-area restaurants.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 11:48 AM (NUqwG)

204 Erstwhile Trump oracle Scott Adams thinks he'll choose Mark Cuban. Eh.
I could see a minority or female VP pick, or both, to leech D votes. Not you, Nikki.
I wouldn't be shocked by an out-of-left-field pop culture
or business pick. You really think Donald will stick to his word re: picking a politician?

It's all pie in the sky until after super tuesday.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:47 AM (xuouz)

One of the Kardashian tarts, perhaps?

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 11:48 AM (s5o+q)

205 I just saw my first Kasich sticker on a car last week. And I live in Ohio. Perhaps he's more popular in Columbus and Cincinnati than Cleveland.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 22, 2016 11:48 AM (FQKBL)

206 Stop it with the puns! I can't take it.

Posted by: Kip Addotta at February 22, 2016 11:48 AM (TTgpD)

207 Election gets won by putting places like Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana in play. Trump already wins Florida.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2016 11:44 AM (r1fLd)

----

For better or for worse.... I dont think Trump is gonna need a VP pick to swing a state.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 11:48 AM (8XRCm)

208 I closed that bold! Really I did!

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 11:48 AM (s5o+q)

209 Maybe this isn't a new thought but:

I think another huge reason for Trump being immune to any attacks is the media.

The media for so long has so blatantly attacked the Republicans that they have no credibility now among conservatives.

So, when all these mouthpieces get up and pound the desk and shout that "Trump is not a conservative!!" and list off all of his liberal sins, millions of us are conditioned to say, "Them lying bastards are just lying again."

And, I've said before, when I read the news about Trump, the guy bothers me.
When I hear his actual, unfiltered speeches, I _like_ the guy.

That reinforces the supporters--they hear what he is saying and then they see all of the media--left and right--saying something completely different.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 22, 2016 11:49 AM (fQ/0p)

210 And yet, the GOPe of the last 30 years isn't. Interesting.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:42 AM (TUUTu)



Ricotta stick to cheese puns

Posted by: RWC



Doh! That's just crackers!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 11:49 AM (TUUTu)

211 Really, Ghost of kari - WAR ?
It's a new week and you bring up forks and peeholes? I'll have you know I wasn't done internetting yet but I am now.

Posted by: IP - NOW Fat Free! at February 22, 2016 11:49 AM (aQQbl)

212 It makes no difference. They have full campaign chests and they still get priority reservations at DC-area restaurants.

Which is why I wished that the Martians in Mars Attacks! would come.....

Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 11:49 AM (/dSsq)

213 Sorry, Donna and V. Typing as you punned.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 11:49 AM (xq1UY)

214 For the record, the next person to call Mitt Romneycare "conservative" should go jump in a pool of Roquefort and Limbergher.

Seriously, and they wonder why Trump's a thing...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 11:49 AM (9krrF)

215 Don't cry for me, ardent Cheez Whiz.


The truth is I never ate you.

Never on crackers

Never on nachos

Posted by: Evelvita at February 22, 2016 11:49 AM (0cMkb)

216 Ricotta stick to cheese puns

The Trump wars are trying to buffalo us.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:49 AM (1xUj/)

217 Trump/Carrot Top 2016

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 22, 2016 11:50 AM (NeFrd)

218 The difference between Trump and Romney is one wears his magic underwear under his pants and the other wears his on his head.
Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 11:43 AM (UnJ7w)

Fuckin got 'im.

*high fives Rick Reilly*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 11:50 AM (xuouz)

219 Trump/Carrot Top 2016


****


I'm calling it now- he's going to pick himself as his own running mate!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 22, 2016 11:50 AM (NeFrd)

220 Can the Republican party please just do something for us? Stop nominating people who have never worked in the private sector. Just stop.

-
No. The GOPe has gone full Bernie.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 11:51 AM (Nwg0u)

221 219 Trump/Carrot Top 2016


****


I'm calling it now- he's going to pick himself as his own running mate!
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 22, 2016 11:50 AM (NeFrd)

He promised the VP slot to me! Nobody knows his mind like I do!

Posted by: The Donald's Head Weasel at February 22, 2016 11:51 AM (RD7QR)

222 @205 I sure do agree. I see no indication that Kasich could carry Ohio.
It's been a long time since so many noses were held while voting for a Governor.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 11:52 AM (xq1UY)

223 Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 11:49 AM (xq1UY)

Great minds, etc, etc.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:52 AM (u0lmX)

224 >>Here We go another day of Trump /Cruz /and hated Rubio fighting...

They're spreading it on thick, eh?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2016 11:52 AM (NOIQH)

225 "Oh what a friend we have in cheeses." an poc

thx, I wanted to get the Jesus/cheeses thing in there but thought of nothing so clever. You found the right vehicle.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 11:52 AM (eUbDe)

226
My Mazzarella does 185.

I lost my licence, now I dont drive.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 11:53 AM (8XRCm)

227 Trump will pick his nose for VP.

*Rimshot*



Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 11:53 AM (UnJ7w)

228 cheese louise?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 22, 2016 11:53 AM (0O7c5)

229 Bernie.


What the heck was this Bernie as" Candidate"? . ? Looks like it was a fake all along to make it look like Hillary! had "competition."

Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 11:53 AM (/dSsq)

230 They're spreading it on thick, eh?


It's a Cottage industry.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:53 AM (1xUj/)

231 FBI: Wedge you see if you curd crock the encryption?
Apple: Wheel try, but we're not fondu the idea.

Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 11:53 AM (z4pSV)

232 It's almost time for Barack, the big cheese, to make his bracket selections again. They don't call it March Madness for nothing'.

Posted by: goon at February 22, 2016 11:54 AM (gy5kE)

233 New reality show starting March 15th -

The Apprentice: Vice President

Posted by: cool breeze at February 22, 2016 11:54 AM (ckvus)

234 Trump will pick his wedgie for VP.

*Rimshot*

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 11:54 AM (UnJ7w)

235 Seriously, Rubio has a Natural Born Citizen problem that Cruz really doesn't have. The words have to mean something over and above basic citizenship. Neither of Rubio's parents were citizens when he was born in Miami. If you say that Mario is an NBC, then the child of birth tourism is also President Eligible. If so, why isn't a Anchor Baby President Eligible. In fact, Marco is a kind of Anchor Baby.

Were Scalia asked to judge this, applying Originalist Textualism, I expect he's say that Marco isn't an NBC, given what the founders thought at the time. Note that at the time of his birth, Marco's parents owed allegiance to a foreign potentate.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2016 11:54 AM (r1fLd)

236 Great still life; Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2016 11:54 AM (w4NZ8)

237 229 Bernie.


What the heck was this Bernie as" Candidate"? . ? Looks like it was a fake all along to make it look like Hillary! had "competition."
Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 11:53 AM (/dSsq)

He seems sincere enough but he'll be out after Super Tuesday, unless Hillary stints on the bribes.

Posted by: The Donald's Head Weasel at February 22, 2016 11:54 AM (RD7QR)

238 Dammit.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2016 11:40 AM (FsuaD)

Jane, download Opera. It might be created by filthy Skandis but at least it isn't Mozilla.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 22, 2016 11:47 AM (RD7QR)


Opera is OK, but the best replacement for Firefox is the Pale Moon browser, because it is built on the same engine as the old Firefox, before it got bloated (and before Mozilla stuck the shiv in Brendan Eich). It looks and works exactly like the old Firefox, and most of the FF add-ons work, although there are now Pale moon-specific versions of those add-ons available. And they provide a tool to import your "profile" and bookmarks. About as easy as it gets. Except the tool didn't work for me, and I had to manually copy over my profile, which wasn't hard.

Posted by: The State of California, which knows better than you at February 22, 2016 11:55 AM (afR/C)

239 What the heck was this Bernie as" Candidate"? . ? Looks like it was a fake all along to make it look like Hillary! had "competition."


Huh? Do you know any Lefties? I know tons of them, most of my FB friends are Lefties.

They hate Hillary more than we do.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:55 AM (1xUj/)

240 thx, I wanted to get the Jesus/cheeses thing in there but thought of nothing so clever. You found the right vehicle.

No love for my call out to the late Sir Terry Pratchett? /kicks stone dejectedly

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 11:55 AM (9krrF)

241 Which is why I wished that the Martians in Mars Attacks! would come.....

-
Those Martians talk just like the GOPe. "Don't run! We are your friends!"

We need a Slim Whitman to fix them.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 11:55 AM (Nwg0u)

242 by: RoyalOil at February 22, 2016 11:49 AM (fQ/0p)

Then you are are being selective in what speeches and interviews you are watching because what they are reporting is what he has said in speeches and interviews.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 11:56 AM (nS+hx)

243
Huh? Do you know any Lefties? I know tons of them, most of my FB friends are Lefties.

They hate Hillary more than we do.


I sooo hope you're right....

Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 11:56 AM (/dSsq)

244 >>Were Scalia asked to judge this, applying Originalist Textualism, I expect he's say that Marco isn't an NBC, given what the founders thought at the time. Note that at the time of his birth, Marco's parents owed allegiance to a foreign potentate.

Good thing Jindal dropped out then.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 11:56 AM (/tuJf)

245 Note that at the time of his birth, Marco's parents owed allegiance to a foreign potentate.


Batista?

Posted by: Grump928(c) reposts, For Great Justice at February 22, 2016 11:56 AM (evdj2)

246 Faith is not a feeling

http://preview.tinyurl.com/q5jvx4l

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2016 11:57 AM (w4NZ8)

247 He seems sincere enough but he'll be out after Super Tuesday, unless Hillary stints on the bribes.
Posted by: The Donald's Head Weasel at February 22, 2016 11:54 AM (RD7QR)

-----

Ive really been pouring it on with the libtards in my life about Hillary and the superdelegates. Bernie supporters are "enraged". I help to stoke the fires.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 11:57 AM (8XRCm)

248 Jane, download Opera. It might be created by filthy Skandis but at least it isn't Mozilla.

Opera has become slow, bloated crap and I've ripped it out of every machine I've put it on. Go Pale Moon.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 11:57 AM (9krrF)

249
Barky is the Head Cheese!

Posted by: Reggie at February 22, 2016 11:57 AM (+zqYj)

250 The truth is I never ate you.

Never on crackers

Never on nachos

Posted by: Evelvita at February 22, 2016 11:49 AM (0cMkb)


Well played!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2016 11:57 AM (afR/C)

251 RCP has a brand new (2/19-2/21) MA poll: Trump 50, Rubio 16, Kasich 13, Cruz 10, Carson 2.

So much for Trump's supposed "35% ceiling".

A
lot of folks may say there are no Republicans in MA, but in 2014 it
elected a GOP governor, so the right GOP candidate can win statewide.

A
black female Harvard law professor is so panicked about Hillary losing
to Trump that she is pleading with Democrats to reregister as
Republicans and vote for Rubio in next week's primary. WZ has the full
story.

I think there are a lot of closet Trump voters, especially
in blue/purple states like MA, PA, NY and CA. If Trump can carry MA,
and I think he can, we could be looking at nearly a 50 state Trump
blowout over Hillary in the general election.


Posted by: cool breeze at February 22, 2016 11:06 AM (ckvus)

I will not vote for Trump.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 11:58 AM (OrI3J)

252 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:55 AM (1xUj/)

I know lefties too, and while they really do love them some Bernie and despise Hill, I'm sure they will force themselves to vote for Cankles if she wins the nomination, because they don't hate anybody as much as they hate Republicans.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 11:58 AM (u0lmX)

253 The truth is I never ate you.


Never on crackers


Never on nachos


Posted by: Evelvita>>>

How about on a train?
On a Plane?
With a Fox?

Posted by: Dr Swiss at February 22, 2016 11:58 AM (XtAzU)

254 >>Note that at the time of his birth, Marco's parents owed allegiance to a foreign potentate.

Usually, fleeing a country for another is a good sign that a person does not in fact support the potentate of the first country.

Usually.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 11:59 AM (/tuJf)

255
These are nacho puns that you have been looking for.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 11:59 AM (8XRCm)

256 That O-care item linked in the sig up @ #2 is jaw-dropping and outrageous, in the contemporary ho-hum and routine sort of way.


Since Rubio's sad little cheerleaders desperately plug last year's heroic maneuver to block one sort of lawless $$$ shenanigans by the administration to keep O-care afloat, you'd think, maybe, that their candidate (or *somebody*, maybe an opposition party member of Congress, we have those, don't we?) would be making legit hay over this latest outrage. And actually doing something.


Well, you'd think.


(nothing wrong with Rubio's action on this last year, and not really his fault that the main effect of his maneuver was to highlight both how lawless the country now is and how pathetically ineffectual the GOP has been at doing anything about it, hell even bringing attention to it)

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 11:59 AM (QDnY+)

257 Huh? Do you know any Lefties? I know tons of them, most of my FB friends are Lefties.
They hate Hillary more than we do.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


And they will crawl over broken glass to vote for her.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2016 11:59 AM (FkBIv)

258 Jane, unless your husband got that on Deals Dot Com, that's a heck of a gift.
I'll bet he really really likes you a lot.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 11:59 AM (xq1UY)

259 Posted by: The State of California, which knows better than you at February 22, 2016 11:55 AM (afR/C)


Second vote for Pale Moon. There are few poorly constructed features (IMHO), but overall quite solid!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 22, 2016 11:59 AM (wYnyS)

260

Trump would make the most perfect UN Ambassador EVAH!

Can you imagine him haranguing them endlessly! Hilarious! Shoe pounding time...

Posted by: Some Dude at February 22, 2016 12:00 PM (+zqYj)

261
And they will crawl over broken glass to vote for her.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2016 11:59 AM (Fk


This is what I think....

Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 12:00 PM (/dSsq)

262 I thought Rubio was born on US soil? What's this birther business about Rubio?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 12:00 PM (UnJ7w)

263 A lot of the disagreement depends on how you see reality.
Some people here, for example, actually believe Trump could take MA or NY. They see him as a great candidate in the general.

I, OTOH, do not think he has a decent chance in Virginia. I think he is the ONE candidate (now that Bush is gone) who is almost guaranteed to hand the WH to the Bitch.

None of us are clairvoyant. None of us KNOWS.
We make our guesses, wild or studied.
But the guess that we make influences our view of his candidacy.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 22, 2016 12:00 PM (T/5A0)

264 Is it me, or did food used to look a lot better?

Posted by: D-9 at February 22, 2016 12:00 PM (+fXXA)

265 And they will crawl over broken glass to vote for her.

Yep..The are Party Drones.

Posted by: Grump928(c) reposts, For Great Justice at February 22, 2016 12:00 PM (evdj2)

266 Sigh. Out-of-town Son just texted that he's at court, about to finalize his divorce. Amicable split, expected, but bummer nonetheless.

We've got three grown kids, two divorced, one miscarriage, and no prospects on the horizon for good marriages or grandkids. Feel free to pray for something better if you feel like it.

Milady should have grandkids. Lots of them. Little girls helping her with her long luxuriant locks. Little boys to spoil.

Posted by: mindful webworker - feeling old today at February 22, 2016 12:01 PM (PWDHh)

267 227 Trump will pick his nose for VP.

*Rimshot*

--

Trump' s booger would be a better VP than Biden.

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 12:01 PM (cbfNE)

268 "Were Scalia asked to judge this, applying Originalist Textualism, I
expect he's say that Marco isn't an NBC, given what the founders thought
at the time. Note that at the time of his birth, Marco's parents owed
allegiance to a foreign potentate." ignoramus

yeah, but even with Scalia I doubt the court would kick either out. But they probably should. The foreign allegiance thing will be big if anchor babies gets challenged with a statutory change to the law. I guess a couple cases are being heard on Cruz this week. IL NY maybe.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:01 PM (eUbDe)

269 Who was it, last thread, that called Trump the "Orange Mussolini" ?

Because that's probably a whole lot closer to the truth than you think.

Goldberg wrote about it, but I'd seen this alot before ... Prior to aligning himself with Hitler, Mussolini was actually quite popular throughout the West.

Including here.

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 12:01 PM (BHaRb)

270 What is it with pretty schoolteachers wanting to sex up geeky, pimply, awkward high school boys?? What is wrong with a 29 year old woman that lusts after boys?

And they will crawl over broken glass to vote for her.

Maybe. Maybe they won't feel all that motivated in the end. I mean, standing in the voting booth with their hand on the lever, they'll pick Hillary over [insert GOP candidate here] but will they care enough to go there to begin with?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 12:01 PM (39g3+)

271 RCP has a brand new (2/19-2/21) MA poll: Trump 50, Rubio 16, Kasich 13, Cruz 10, Carson 2.

So much for Trump's supposed "35% ceiling".

A

lot of folks may say there are no Republicans in MA, but in 2014 it

elected a GOP governor, so the right GOP candidate can win statewide.

A

black female Harvard law professor is so panicked about Hillary losing

to Trump that she is pleading with Democrats to reregister as

Republicans and vote for Rubio in next week's primary. WZ has the full

story.

I think there are a lot of closet Trump voters, especially

in blue/purple states like MA, PA, NY and CA. If Trump can carry MA,

and I think he can, we could be looking at nearly a 50 state Trump

blowout over Hillary in the general election.




Posted by: cool breeze at February 22, 2016 11:06 AM (ckvus)

I will not vote for Trump.


Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 11:58 AM (OrI3J)

Just saw that that poll was for Massachusetts, so it is probably not shocking that the Three non-conservatives in the race are getting the most votes.

And thankfully that is not where I live, so I will not not be voting for Trump there

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:01 PM (OrI3J)

272 I thought Rubio was born on US soil? What's this birther business about Rubio?

Emanations and Penumbras, Brah.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 22, 2016 12:01 PM (evdj2)

273 Usually, fleeing a country for another is a good sign

There are divergent accounts of how they left. Enough to fuel de bate, anyway.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 12:02 PM (xq1UY)

274 Trump' s booger would be a better VP than Biden.
Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 12:01 PM (cbfNE)

----

But there's always the danger that Biden would try to eat it.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:02 PM (8XRCm)

275 262 I thought Rubio was born on US soil? What's this birther business about Rubio?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 12:00 PM (UnJ7w)

There are lots of things to criticize Mario about but the fact that his parents fled Communist Cuba for the US is not one of them, IMO.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 12:02 PM (u0lmX)

276 Trump' s booger would be a better VP than Biden.
Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 12:01 PM (cbfNE)

No shit.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 12:02 PM (UnJ7w)

277 Max,

We pretty much know what you think, as you tell us everyday.

The person that will win will be a centrist this time out. There does not seem to be a lot of people wanting that "true conservative" no matter how badly you would like to see it. I would think, by now, you would see that the things you are so concerned about do not seem to concern voters. They want illegal immigration stopped, and they want someone that is not a professional politician. That's just the way it is this time out.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 12:02 PM (5HBd1)

278 Opera has become slow, bloated crap and I've ripped it out of every machine I've put it on. Go Pale Moon.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 11:57 AM (9krrF)


I've been satisfied with Opera. The only problem I ever ran into with it was when it kicked into "turbo" mode and engaged an opera proxy that had made the banned list, here, so all of my posts suddenly started the disappearing act. It took me a little while to figure out what was going on. Once I turned off the turbo bullshit everything went back to normal. If Pixy would use the "forwarded-to" header instead of the simple reported IP then this would not have been a problem ... but that's a whole other story.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:02 PM (zc3Db)

279 Goldberg wrote about it, but I'd seen this alot before ... Prior to
aligning himself with Hitler, Mussolini was actually quite popular
throughout the West.



Including here.>>>

What did WWII AoSHQ look like?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 22, 2016 12:02 PM (XtAzU)

280 Damn, what a great painting. Still life was my favorite form of photography and I had the most success with it. Now that I'm trying to learn to draw and paint (with no discernible talent) this is the kind of subject I enjoy. Thanks, RD.

Posted by: JTB at February 22, 2016 12:03 PM (FvdPb)

281 I will not vote for Trump.


Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 11:58 AM (OrI3J)

----


I dont think you'll need to.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:03 PM (8XRCm)

282 Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 11:35 AM (Nwg0u

You can re-register as a Republican that soon and still vote in the primaries?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2016 12:04 PM (w4NZ8)

283 Usually, fleeing a country for another is a good sign that a person does not in fact support the potentate of the first country.

Usually.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 11:59 AM (/tuJf)
-------------
Except for the "Next year in Cuba!" toasts for a nuevo foreign potentate every New Years Eve common to Miami, Coral Gables, etc.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 12:04 PM (NUqwG)

284 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 11:57 AM (9krrF)

In days of yore, Opera was a sweet very customizable browser. Cheese, those days are so long long gone, even I have forgotten them!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 22, 2016 12:04 PM (wYnyS)

285 I thought Rubio was born on US soil? What's this birther business about Rubio?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 12:00 PM (UnJ7w)


It's not any sort of "birther" business - it's a simple and important question of eligibility - and neither of his parents were citizens when he was born, so he's not a natural born citizen and, therefore, ineligible.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:04 PM (zc3Db)

286 "Were Scalia asked to judge this, applying Originalist Textualism, I

expect he's say that Marco isn't an NBC, given what the founders thought

at the time. Note that at the time of his birth, Marco's parents owed

allegiance to a foreign potentate." ignoramus

yeah, but even
with Scalia I doubt the court would kick either out. But they probably
should. The foreign allegiance thing will be big if anchor babies gets
challenged with a statutory change to the law. I guess a couple cases
are being heard on Cruz this week. IL NY maybe.


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:01 PM (eUbDe)

You all pulled out your sooper secret Constitution with parts written in invisible ink again didn't you?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:04 PM (OrI3J)

287 "Oh what a friend we have in cheeses." an poc

thx, I wanted to get the Jesus/cheeses thing in there but thought of nothing so clever. You found the right vehicle.


♪ So you know that
When you die
You're gonna go get a pizza pie

Gonna go get a pizza pie
That's where you're gonna go
When you die ♪

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 12:04 PM (TUUTu)

288 I'm going to reserve judgment until I get all the facts...

How much more did it cost us to post a photo of a good painting?

Posted by: jwest at February 22, 2016 12:04 PM (Zs4uk)

289 I sorta feel like if we had takebacks on here, I might takeback my last comment. Too much downtwinkles.

Posted by: mindful webworker - feeling weird at February 22, 2016 12:05 PM (PWDHh)

290 This Apple/Government controversy seems to center on the whole privacy vs security issue, but i don't see the angle about government compelling non-related persons being discussed. Why not? I don't have a problem with the government hacking the phone (or cracking a safe) with the proper warrant, but the idea of forcing someone to do it is a little weird. Does the government have to compensate Apple for opening it? Who determines how much compensation is owed? Could Apple claim it'll cost $5 billion to unlock due to lost revenue and brand image damage?

Posted by: Grimaldi at February 22, 2016 12:05 PM (DoTTH)

291 We must nominate an electable moderate, a conservative can not win,

Posted by: Perienal Idiot Who Likes Losers at February 22, 2016 12:05 PM (t2KH5)

292 and neither of his parents were citizens when he was born, so he's not a natural born citizen and, therefore, ineligible.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:04 PM (zc3Db)

----

Ummmmmm where in the hell do all the anchor babies come from then.

Rubios not my guy. Never will be. But lets not just starting making shit up to tank him.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:05 PM (8XRCm)

293 It's not any sort of "birther" business - it's a
simple and important question of eligibility - and neither of his
parents were citizens when he was born, so he's not a natural born
citizen and, therefore, ineligible.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:04 PM (zc3Db)

The Constitution doesn't say that (and, as far as I know, Rubio's parents were here legally when he was born).

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (OrI3J)

294 Rush Limbergher is on!

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (cbfNE)

295 How the hell would I know, Buzz ?

Ask Vic.

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (BHaRb)

296 Looking for one man to change the direction of this country is a futile proposition. Change will only happen when enough people (individually or as a state) start ignoring the federal government, especially when it concerns the very laws the fed ignores itself. And, yes, that includes the IRS and most of the other alphabet agencies.

Until this happens, nothing will change no matter who is in the WH.

Posted by: Soona at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (Fmupd)

297 Lifted from a quote at Insty, by a Beltway legal type, about Scalia's "legacy" at SCOTUS:


"He made the Supreme Court a more rigorous place - more precisely, he required the court and litigants to focus on the actual meaning of Constitution and the meaning of the statutes before the court."


Leaving aside that Scalia "required" nothing, being only one of nine, behold the surreal state of America's institutions. Performing its only legitimate or defensible function - which it clearly doesn't most of the time - is something that has to be forced on it (and, again, obviously wasn't, outside a few cases) by one extraordinary individual.


"Rule of law." Right.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (QDnY+)

298 I will not vote for Trump.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 11:58 AM (OrI3J)


I got that several hundred comments ago from you.

Trump will just have to pick up enough crossover votes from Independents and Reagan Democrats to make up for that. I think he is quite capable of doing that.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (ckvus)

299 Prior to
aligning himself with Hitler, Mussolini was actually quite popular
throughout the West.


Hell, prior to invading Poland, Hitler was popular throughout the west, especially with academics and the hard left. He carried out a ton of their dream ideas like eugenics, social engineering, and a ton of current leftist concepts like "free" health care, "free" daycare so women can work, "free" housing for the poor, make-work government jobs so there's 100% employment, shutting down all home schooling and religious schools; on and on.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (39g3+)

300 "Like that means anything to Obama, Clinton, or Democrats unless a conservative is doing something wrong."

Just so. Mr. A.American, please report to the courtesy desk for your pithy comment prize.

Posted by: Cap City Daydrunk at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (O50yS)

301 And so the "What would Scalia do?" meme begins.
--Guy who never wanted to say "And so the What Would Scalia do" meme...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (xq1UY)

302 so he's not a natural born citizen and, therefore, ineligible.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:04 PM (zc3Db)

Oh. You again. Seriously, forget I asked.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (UnJ7w)

303 Umm...may I share with the Horde a WTF moment?

My bank charged me $30 for making too many transfers between savings and checking. I found this odd, and exhorbitant, and also stupid. So I wrote customer service.

This I got:

" In response to your inquiry, Federal Regulations limits the number of electronic transfers that are made from a savings account to six per statement cycle. This includes telephoneonline transfer debits, any preauthorized transfer debits, and ACH debits from the savings account.

Once you have reached your six transfer limit for the statement cycle, a fee of $10 will be incurred to your account for each additional transfer debit. The excessive transfer fee applies only to savings and money market accounts. If a transfer needs to be made and to avoid this fee, please use an ATM or step into a local branch."

WTF? There's a Federal Regulation that says I have to go to the bank instead of using the interweb?

Why? I don't even know whose purpose that serves. A way for banks to gin up fees in an interest-free world?

*flamethrowers all the regulators*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 12:07 PM (1xUj/)

304 We must nominate an electable moderate, a conservative can not win,


Posted by: Perienal Idiot Who Likes Losers at February 22, 2016 12:05 PM (t2KH5)


Even if moderates can win (and proof on that?), I don't want them to. Getting bitten in half by an alligator is NOT an improvement on being swallowed whole.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:07 PM (OrI3J)

305 Maybe. Maybe they won't feel all that motivated in the end. I mean, standing in the voting booth with their hand on the lever, they'll pick Hillary over [insert GOP candidate here] but will they care enough to go there to begin with?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 12:01 PM (39g3+)

Oh, yeah. Because they KNOW that a GOP president will want all the wimmins barefoot and pregnant. They'll drag themselves to the polls to protect their Blessed Sacrament of Abortion.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 12:08 PM (u0lmX)

306 The words 'natural born citizen" have to mean something, How can both Cruz and Rubio be NBCs? You either go with place of birth or parentage. If you go with both, the words mean nothing, If you go with place of birth you get absurd results -- an Anchor Baby is President Eligible but the child of an active duty woman soldier isn't. Founding fathers thought it meant parentage. That your parents were fleeing Castro is just part of your stump speech, like the facts that they were a maid and a bartender,

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2016 12:08 PM (r1fLd)

307 How about that new browser that guy who got hounded out of Mozilla made? Brave? Is it good?

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 12:08 PM (cbfNE)

308 *flamethrowers all the regulators*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 12:07 PM (1xUj/)

----

Frank Dodd for the win.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:08 PM (8XRCm)

309 The Constitution doesn't say that (and, as far as I know, Rubio's parents were here legally when he was born).

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (OrI3J)


The Constitution says it as much as it says that the "year" it talks about is a Gregorian year, and not a Jewish calendar year or a Julian or an islamic or any other sort of year.

Yes, they were here legally but they weren't citizens. It makes a difference. You do understand the difference between someone who is here legally - like someone here on a weekend visa, say - and an actual citizen of the nation?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:09 PM (zc3Db)

310 >> Rubios not my guy. Never will be. But lets not just starting
>> making shit up to tank him.

My ranking: Cruz >> Rubio >> Trump >> Crank >> Felon.

And within the GOP field they each need to make their own case, particularly Trump. I don't much care about what they say about each other.

Posted by: JEM at February 22, 2016 12:09 PM (o+SC1)

311 "Oh havarti har har!"

Oh, that was gouda.

Posted by: Cap City Daydrunk at February 22, 2016 12:09 PM (O50yS)

312 So you know that
When you die
You're gonna go get a pizza pie

Gonna go get a pizza pie
That's where you're gonna go
When you die

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 12:04 PM (TUUTu)

And the pizza will have extra cheese on it.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 12:10 PM (u0lmX)

313 Chi's puns? And I missed this one?

Posted by: Chi at February 22, 2016 12:10 PM (z1mje)

314 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 12:02 PM (u0lmX)

Well, since they left a few years before Cuba became communist it isn't a criticism or a complement.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2016 12:10 PM (Zu3d9)

315 Cheese puns-

I shall curd my loins for the coming onslaught.

Posted by: Cap City Daydrunk at February 22, 2016 12:10 PM (O50yS)

316 "What did WWII AoSHQ look like?"


Cigarette ads. Pin-up gal calendars.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 22, 2016 12:10 PM (LA7Cm)

317 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 12:07 PM (1xUj/)


I think that is part of the Dodd-Frank monstrosity.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:10 PM (OrI3J)

318 oops

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 12:11 PM (1xUj/)

319
Prior to
aligning himself with Hitler, Mussolini was actually quite popular
throughout the West.

Hell, prior to invading Poland, Hitler was popular throughout the west, especially with academics and the hard left. He carried out a ton of their dream ideas like eugenics, social engineering, and a ton of current leftist concepts like "free" health care, "free" daycare so women can work, "free" housing for the poor, make-work government jobs so there's 100% employment, shutting down all home schooling and religious schools; on and on.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (39g3+)









Actually, the leftists in the US loved Hitler and his genocidal minions well after the invasion of Poland, right up until summer of '41.

Hmmmmm, I wonder what happened in the summer of '41?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 22, 2016 12:11 PM (S7qKa)

320 307 How about that new browser that guy who got hounded out of Mozilla made? Brave? Is it good?
Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 12:08 PM (cbfNE)

It's as fast as a penguin on ice but it's in beta now and doesn't have much in the way of amenities.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at February 22, 2016 12:11 PM (RD7QR)

321 As much as I can not stand Rubio he is eligible as a natural born citizen.


He was born in Miami to immigrants. As long as this country uses birthright citizenship, he is in fact a natural born citizen.


You may not agree with "birthright citizenship" and I don't. But it is currently the law of the land.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 12:11 PM (t2KH5)

322 When you die
You're gonna go get a pizza pie


That's Mont Amore!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 12:12 PM (xq1UY)

323
I was Time Magazine's Man of the Year!

And will be again, after my alien spa treatments rejuvenation me!

Posted by: Adolf Hilter at February 22, 2016 12:12 PM (+zqYj)

324 he Constitution doesn't say that (and, as far as I know, Rubio's parents were here legally when he was born).



Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (OrI3J)



The Constitution says it as much as it says that the "year" it talks
about is a Gregorian year, and not a Jewish calendar year or a Julian
or an islamic or any other sort of year.



Yes, they were here legally but they weren't citizens. It makes a
difference. You do understand the difference between someone who is
here legally - like someone here on a weekend visa, say - and an actual
citizen of the nation?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:09 PM (zc3Db

Only in your mind is that true.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:12 PM (OrI3J)

325 316 "What did WWII AoSHQ look like?"


Cigarette ads. Pin-up gal calendars.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill



Burma Shave ads FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 12:12 PM (TUUTu)

326 How about that new browser that guy who got hounded out of Mozilla made? Brave? Is it good?

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 12:08 PM (cbfNE)

I tried that and found it very clunky and non-intuitive. I really tried to like it but after three days I permanently deleted it!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 22, 2016 12:12 PM (wYnyS)

327 WTF? There's a Federal Regulation that says I have to go to the bank instead of using the interweb?

Why? I don't even know whose purpose that serves. A way for banks to gin up fees in an interest-free world?


Sounds like Dodd-Frank again. Likely slipped in by one of the mega-banks trying to find ways to make even more money off people (it costs them virtually nothing to move money around on a computer screen, but savings is their pet investment pool).

Oh, yeah. Because they KNOW that a GOP president will want all the wimmins barefoot and pregnant.

Maybe. I know Obama has managed to do that each time, but that's his one and only actual gift, to organized people and get them motivated. Not everyone, but his constituent base. Obama was able to get people who never used to vote to actually get up and go to the polls, thus swelling the 30% or so Democrat sure thing to around 40%.

Without him? I don't know if that happens again. Maybe it will, maybe the culture has shifted that much. Maybe he'll put in the effort for the nominee, even though he gains nothing from it and it takes away from his me-time.

We'll see, I guess.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 12:12 PM (39g3+)

328 Mindful webworker,

It could be worse. Stepson had a son with his high school girlfriend. He has not fought for rights to his son and she has cut everyone in the family off (this despite my now husband and his late wife giving her a place to live while she was pregnant. she cheated on the stepson while living here and that's the guy she married).

We don't have any hope for grandkids, although husband would love them. Stepson is drawn to high maintenance floozies and he doesn't make the money to keep them in style.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 12:13 PM (5HBd1)

329 You may not agree with "birthright citizenship" and I don't. But it is currently the law of the land.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 12:11 PM (t2KH5)

-----

Why are we trying to reason with people who came to their conclusion without using reason to come to their conclusions in the first place???

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:13 PM (8XRCm)

330 >> Hmmmmm, I wonder what happened in the summer of '41?

Jennifer O'Neill.

Oh wait, that was 'Summer '42'

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067803/

Posted by: JEM at February 22, 2016 12:13 PM (o+SC1)

331 Natural born citizen means only Trump is eligible and there for he's is king president. Cruz, born in Canada, nope. Mario, born in Miami to foreigners, no. Bush, married a mexican, no. Kasich, born in ohiostan therefore not a citizen, no. Carson, descendants where from africa not eligible, no.

That about sums it up, right birthers?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 12:13 PM (UnJ7w)

332 Hmmmmm, I wonder what happened in the summer of '41?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 22, 2016 12:11 PM (S7qKa)

My grandfather was a socialist, but when he saw his fellow socialists support Hitler he broke with socialism in a hurry. He stayed a leftist, but at least he wasn't a fan of genocide.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2016 12:14 PM (Zu3d9)

333 Prior to

aligning himself with Hitler, Mussolini was actually quite popular

throughout the West.



Hell, prior to invading Poland, Hitler was popular throughout the
west, especially with academics and the hard left. He carried out a ton
of their dream ideas like eugenics, social engineering, and a ton of
current leftist concepts like "free" health care, "free" daycare so
women can work, "free" housing for the poor, make-work government jobs
so there's 100% employment, shutting down all home schooling and
religious schools; on and on.



Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (39g3+)



Both Joe Kennedy and Charles Lindbergh loved them some Hitler back in the 30's

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:14 PM (OrI3J)

334 Hat tip to Chris Taylor for knowing your pre-WW II history. The more I read about that period, the more I believe three things ...

1) Left/Right labels are inadequate. Political philosophies require at least two-dimensional models. Maybe more.

2) None of the major players were truly as purely Democratic / Fascist / Communist as we were taught.

3) It all truly is happening again.

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 12:14 PM (BHaRb)

335 Actually, the leftists in the US loved Hitler and his genocidal minions well after the invasion of Poland, right up until summer of '41.

Hmmmmm, I wonder what happened in the summer of '41?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 22, 2016 12:11 PM (S7qKa)
------
...and in August 1939

Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 12:14 PM (NUqwG)

336 Hmmmmm, I wonder what happened in the summer of '41?

Go long on vodka shares you capitalist swine!

Posted by: Stalin at February 22, 2016 12:14 PM (87y4e)

337 >>He stayed a leftist, but at least he wasn't a fan of genocide.

Baby steps.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 12:15 PM (/tuJf)

338
Interesting,in my state of NY, Trump is at 34%, the primary is in April.

Wonder if that will hold, grow or decline?

Posted by: irongrampa at February 22, 2016 12:15 PM (P/8aq)

339 Anyone who calls Mitt Romneycare more conservative than Trump deserves to be kicked in their baby making machine.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 22, 2016 12:16 PM (LoRcb)

340 Arson your sarcasm fails only because Trump married two foreigners. Or maybe that was part of you dig. Anyway , Trumps supporters are just like Trump.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 12:16 PM (nS+hx)

341 Posted by: Hrothgar at February 22, 2016 12:12 PM (wYnyS)

I agree with you about Pale Moon.

Is it great? No. but it works 99% of the time and it isn't irritating.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2016 12:16 PM (Zu3d9)

342 Arson is not a Trump supporter though.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 22, 2016 12:16 PM (LoRcb)

343 Only in your mind is that true.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:12 PM (OrI3J)


That doesn't even make any sense. Post EXACTLY what you think I wrote int hat comment that is false. That the Constitution doesn't specify the actual type of year it uses? That is certainly true. That someone here on a weekend visa is here legally? That is certainly true. That you don't seem to see any sort of difference between a citizen and that weekend (legal) traveler? That is certainly true.

What did I write that you claim is untrue?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:16 PM (zc3Db)

344 It's getting a little yeasty in here.

Posted by: Fritz at February 22, 2016 12:17 PM (UzPAd)

345 The words 'natural born citizen" have to mean
something, How can both Cruz and Rubio be NBCs? You either go with
place of birth or parentage. If you go with both, the words mean
nothing, If you go with place of birth you get absurd results -- an
Anchor Baby is President Eligible but the child of an active duty woman
soldier isn't. Founding fathers thought it meant parentage. That your
parents were fleeing Castro is just part of your stump speech, like the
facts that they were a maid and a bartender,



Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2016 12:08 PM (r1fLd)


Ummm... because they were citizens at birth.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:17 PM (OrI3J)

346

Hey now, fascism isn't all bad! I killed a lot of Commies!

I also had a band, Bentio vs. the Commies, that opened for PBJ With the Crust Cut Off in '67 at the Wahoo JazzFest...

Posted by: Benito at February 22, 2016 12:17 PM (+zqYj)

347 Didn't Rubio get caught in lying about the reason his parents left Cuba in the first place? He was trying to say they were forced out when Castro took over, but it turned out his parents freely left three years earlier, when Batista was still in charge.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 22, 2016 12:17 PM (PFy0L)

348 I wonder what happened in the summer of '41?

The Germans bombed Pearl's Harbor Freight.

Posted by: Blutarsky at February 22, 2016 12:17 PM (FkBIv)

349 Kasich, born in ohiostan therefore not a citizen, no.

---------
Nah, but only due to retro-activity:

"The Ohio government rushed through paperwork to Congress and on August 7, 1953, Ohio was officially made a state by Congress, made retroactive to March 1, 1803."

Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 12:17 PM (NUqwG)

350 Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 12:14 PM (BHaRb)

1) BS
2) BS
3) Right on the money

Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 12:17 PM (z4pSV)

351 Posted by: Geoffrey at February 22, 2016 12:16 PM (LoRcb)

What non sensical point are you trying to make now?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 12:17 PM (nS+hx)

352 Christopher Taylor is great about WWII history.
You guys should read his novel Life Unworthy. Fantastic. WWII werewolf vs Nazis.

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 12:17 PM (cbfNE)

353 "Charles Lindbergh loved them some Hitler back in the 30's "


Both those guys were real pieces of work. Lindbergh turned out to be a lying fraud.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 22, 2016 12:17 PM (LA7Cm)

354 Only in your mind is that true.

These guys have made up their minds and the facts are simply irrelevant. The truth is, when that clause was written, very few people had actually been born in the USA that were old enough to run for office. Most of the people here were immigrants. The founders knew that (it gives an exception for a few decades to reflect that fact). Even the ones who were born here were almost certainly born to immigrants who recently came to the USA.

And back then, there was no immigration service, no special method of becoming a citizen, because there was no USA until after the war. So even people "naturally born" in the US were born to what we'd call non-citizens today. This is how we get original intent: the meaning and definition used and desired at the time of the writing.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 12:17 PM (39g3+)

355 Birthright citizenship is a separate issue, There's a SCOTUS decision that says that because Marco's parents were here legally, he's a US citizen because he was born in Miami. That decision does not apply to a child born of a woman her illegally, about which SCOTUS has never ruled. But none of this answers who's a natural born citizen.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2016 12:18 PM (r1fLd)

356 My ex-bank charged me $25 because I took too long to deposit 29 cents to cover an overdraft. (I moved money in to cover an autopay, but not quite enough. Didn't want to spend $5 to do their deposit via cell phone.)

I gave them 30 cents and told them I would not pay the $25. That bank has never given me any services at all. I went with a credit union.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 12:18 PM (5HBd1)

357 Currently,
Title 8 of the U.S. Code fills in those gaps. Section 1401 defines the
following as people who are citizens of the United States at birth:




* Anyone born inside the United States *



* Any Indian or Eskimo born in the United States, provided being a
citizen of the U.S. does not impair the person's status as a citizen of
the tribe



* Any one born outside the United States, both of whose parents are
citizens of the U.S., as long as one parent has lived in the U.S.



* Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is a citizen
and lived in the U.S. for at least one year and the other parent is a
U.S. national



* Any one born in a U.S. possession, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year



* Any one found in the U.S. under the age of five, whose parentage
cannot be determined, as long as proof of non-citizenship is not
provided by age 21



* Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is an alien
and as long as the other parent is a citizen of the U.S. who lived in
the U.S. for at least five years (with military and diplomatic service
included in this time)




* A final, historical condition: a person born before 5/24/1934 of
an alien father and a U.S. citizen mother who has lived in the U.S.


Anyone falling into these categories is considered natural-born, and is eligible to run for President or Vice President.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 12:18 PM (t2KH5)

358 "What did WWII AoSHQ look like?"

You know that poster guy who says "My M-1 does my talking"?
http://tinyurl.com/j73h7fh

He posts here. Hasn't changed much, either.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 12:18 PM (xq1UY)

359 >> That about sums it up, right birthers?

Look, in some archive somewhere there's a picture of Bernie Sanders posed in front of a hammer and sickle and folks are jabbering about Cruz and Rubio?

Excuse me, I have oil to change.

Anyone plotted Bernie's Warsaw Pact Summer Vacation in Google Maps?

Posted by: JEM at February 22, 2016 12:18 PM (o+SC1)

360 The words 'natural born citizen" have to mean
something
------
I am pretty sure cesarean births are not eligible.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (NUqwG)

361 "Didn't Rubio get caught in lying"





This is pretty much a permanent condition for him.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (OrI3J)

362 This Apple/Government controversy seems to center on the whole privacy vs security issue, but i don't see the angle about government compelling non-related persons being discussed. Why not? I don't have a problem with the government hacking the phone (or cracking a safe) with the proper warrant, but the idea of forcing someone to do it is a little weird. Does the government have to compensate Apple for opening it? Who determines how much compensation is owed? Could Apple claim it'll cost $5 billion to unlock due to lost revenue and brand image damage?

Posted by: Grimaldi at February 22, 2016 12:05 PM (DoTTH)


This whole thing is a giant clusterfuck. It's my understanding that the actual phone in question is, and always has been, the property of the CA gov't agency that employed the jihadi scum, and CA isn't opposing the motion to decrypt the phone.


Apple seems to claim that they would have to write an OS update to turn off the decryption blocker, and that would then compromise all other iPhones. Well, yeah, if that update were released. So they have more or less acknowledged that it can be done. Which means their vaunted security is now mostly illusory, anyway.


I don't see why they couldn't put the phone, Apple's coding team, the FBI team, and some selected neutral observers on board a ship or some remote Pacific isle without cell service or other means of propagating an OS update, let them crack the phone, extract the information, and then destroy the phone, and all media used to write the OS update and enter it into the phone; all under the watchful eyes of the aformentioned observers. (you could include some professional magicians in that set; they ought to be good at spotting sleight-of-hand attempts)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (afR/C)

363 But none of this answers who's a natural born citizen.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2016 12:18 PM (r1fLd)

Anyone who is a US Citizen at birth is a natural born citizen. This issue has been long settled law.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (t2KH5)

364 Chaos. That's all I'm seeing anymore. Even here on this blog. Frightening.

Posted by: Soona at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (Fmupd)

365 "The Germans bombed Pearl's Harbor Freight. "



One completely destroyed Harbor Freight? So, there out like a whole $1200 or so.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 22, 2016 12:20 PM (LA7Cm)

366 298---Trump will just have to pick up enough crossover votes from Independents and Reagan Democrats to make up for that.
Posted by: cool breeze at February 22, 2016 12:06 PM (ckvus)
----------------------------
And for every one of those he picks up he will lose 2 or 3 Romney voters. IMO.

When talk about the election first was starting, people wondered how someone like Hillary would fare. She has "historically high" negatives. Indeed.

But Trump's are even higher --- and the MSM hasn't even begun to attack him.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 22, 2016 12:20 PM (T/5A0)

367 OK, so what the customer who ordered a Chicago style pizza with extra cheese say when he noticed that the delivery boy drove a Porsche?

"Cheeses, crust, super car!"

(Runs, hides under desk.)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 12:21 PM (u0lmX)

368 I am pretty sure cesarean births are not eligible.
Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (NUqwG)

Exactly my point!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 12:21 PM (UnJ7w)

369 It's a new week and you bring up forks and peeholes? I'll have you know I wasn't done internetting yet but I am now.
Posted by: IP - NOW Fat Free! at February 22, 2016 11:49 AM (aQQbl)


Yeah Kari.
Always remember to tailor your comments so as not to offend the most sensitive of the readers. How else are we going to turn this place into the new HotGas?!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 22, 2016 12:21 PM (kKHcp)

370 Actually, the leftists in the US loved Hitler and his genocidal minions well after the invasion of Poland, right up until summer of '41.

He lost a lot of popularity in general, but yeah, the union/academia/artsy crowd loved him right up until he declared war on the USSR. Then overnight, they suddenly hated the guy.

This is the secret to why Hollywood was so gung ho on the war, folks. Not because they were special patriots back then or better people. They saw him as the enemy of their dreams.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 12:22 PM (39g3+)

371 Anyone who is a US Citizen at birth is a natural born citizen. This issue has been long settled law.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (t2KH5)


That is completely wrong. In fact, the test of natural born citizenship has never made it through the courts and there is no "law" detailing exactly what a natural born citizen is because the Congress does NOT have the power to define "natural born citizen", being first level Constitutional language. You do understand that Congress is not allowed to define first level Constitutional terms, since, if it could, it could easily amend the Constitution through redefinition.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:22 PM (zc3Db)

372 What did WWII AoSHQ look like?

-
Pretty much the same except a lot more speculation on Mickey Mouse's sexual preferences.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 12:22 PM (Nwg0u)

373 One completely destroyed Harbor Freight? So, there out like a whole $1200 or so.
>>>

A fire sale at a Harbor Freight drives the prices up.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 22, 2016 12:23 PM (XtAzU)

374 Apple seems to claim that they would have to write
an OS update to turn off the decryption blocker, and that would then
compromise all other iPhones. Well, yeah, if that update were
released. So they have more or less acknowledged that it can be done.
Which means their vaunted security is now mostly illusory, anyway.





I don't see why they couldn't put the phone, Apple's coding team,
the FBI team, and some selected neutral observers on board a ship or
some remote Pacific isle without cell service or other means of
propagating an OS update, let them crack the phone, extract the
information, and then destroy the phone, and all media used to write the
OS update and enter it into the phone; all under the watchful eyes of
the aformentioned observers. (you could include some professional
magicians in that set; they ought to be good at spotting sleight-of-hand
attempts)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (afR/C)

Because even with all that (which would never happen anyway), the government cannot be trusted to not use that knowledge in an unconstitutional fashion against citizens.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:23 PM (OrI3J)

375 If Trump is the nominee, the media will start an all out war on him that so far he really hasn't had to face. Trump has a lot in his background over the years that they will hit him hard on. If Trump feels that he hasn't been treated fairly, he hasn't seen anything yet.

Posted by: Cheri at February 22, 2016 12:23 PM (oiNtH)

376 Ritz cracker, anyone?

Posted by: Floris van Schooten at February 22, 2016 12:24 PM (8ZskC)

377 "...Well, yeah, if that update were released."

Which it certainly will be, eventually, since this particular government is inept at keeping ANYTHING confidential.

Posted by: Hairball at February 22, 2016 12:24 PM (8QGte)

378 *flamethrowers all the regulators*

Posted by: Bandersnatch


So I see you're down with the Cavil Plan...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 12:24 PM (9krrF)

379 I am pretty sure cesarean births are not eligible.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (NUqwG)


Then I guess its a good thing my kids don't have Presidential ambitions:-P

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:25 PM (OrI3J)

380 That is completely wrong. In fact, the test of
natural born citizenship has never made it through the courts and there
is no "law" detailing exactly what a natural born citizen is because the
Congress does NOT have the power to define "natural born citizen",
being first level Constitutional language. You do understand that
Congress is not allowed to define first level Constitutional terms,
since, if it could, it could easily amend the Constitution through
redefinition.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:22 PM (zc3Db)

NO YOU ARE COMPLETELY WRONG. I will no longer respond to people who,cannot read.


And you are also wrong about congress. Any item that is not defined in the Constitution may be defined by Congress.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 12:25 PM (t2KH5)

381 If Trump feels that he hasn't been treated fairly, he hasn't seen anything yet.
Posted by: Cheri at February 22, 2016 12:23 PM (oiNtH)

Yes, but the pants shitting is going to be unbelievable.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 12:25 PM (UnJ7w)

382 365 - Imagine the horror. Demolished Chicago Tool saws scattered along the ground, deprived of their right to fail on a critical Saturday Evening remodel job. New Pittsburgh wratchets strewn about in the wreckage ... with literally weeks of working potential now sadly unfulfilled.

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 12:26 PM (BHaRb)

383 Chaos. That's all I'm seeing anymore. Even here on this blog. Frightening.

Posted by: Soona


In the end...

Kratos was right, you know.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 12:26 PM (9krrF)

384 379 I am pretty sure cesarean births are not eligible.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (NUqwG)


Then I guess its a good thing my kids don't have Presidential ambitions:-P


Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:25 PM (OrI3J)


No, but if that f'ing MacBeth ever appears on the scene, they'll be just the ones we need.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 12:26 PM (u0lmX)

385 There's a story about a North American Aviation union boss haranguing his constituency on the need to remain neutral. He was handed a note on the podium (containing something updating the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact) and changed sides in mid-harangue.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 12:26 PM (xq1UY)

386 381 If Trump feels that he hasn't been treated fairly, he hasn't seen anything yet.
Posted by: Cheri at February 22, 2016 12:23 PM (oiNtH)

Yes, but the pants shitting is going to be unbelievable.


Boy, howdy are You right..... The media has been pretty easy on Trump so far..... In My humble opinion....

Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 12:27 PM (/dSsq)

387 I am pretty sure cesarean births are not eligible.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (NUqwG)


"Go vaginal or go home."

-- Famous Quotes of James Madison, vol. 2

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2016 12:27 PM (8ZskC)

388 "You may not agree with "birthright citizenship" and I don't. But it is currently the law of the land." vic

yeah, I think that is right on citizenship. But for president, the original text still holds, afaik. iirc that included parents (or actually maybe just the father, per Coulter) had to be a citizen. They could be new citizens, but not "illegals", or even legally here but not citizens.

I think it was Kim something that decided the kid was a citizen because the Chinese parents were here legally. Even though they moved back. But "natural born citizen" is not the only requirement for president.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:27 PM (eUbDe)

389 375 If Trump is the nominee, the media will start an all out war on him that so far he really hasn't had to face. Trump has a lot in his background over the years that they will hit him hard on. If Trump feels that he hasn't been treated fairly, he hasn't seen anything yet.
Posted by: Cheri at February 22, 2016 12:23 PM (oiNtH)


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You write that like they wouldn't do the same thing to any other repub candidate.

Posted by: Soona at February 22, 2016 12:27 PM (Fmupd)

390

"You get mah Cheese-Wizz Boy?"

Posted by: Benito at February 22, 2016 12:27 PM (+zqYj)

391 Posted by: Cheri at February 22, 2016 12:23 PM (oiNtH)

I don't care for Trump, but one thing an all out attack might do is make him a little more conservative. His former allies-friends and fellow liberals are attacking him?! It certainly can get people off the liberal reservation if they're attacked, hounded and bullied.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2016 12:27 PM (w4NZ8)

392 I didn't sleep enough last night to put up with this shit.

Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at February 22, 2016 12:27 PM (RD7QR)

393 @371 is spot on. And Marco has a bigger issue than Ted.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2016 12:27 PM (r1fLd)

394 No, but if that f'ing MacBeth ever appears on the scene, they'll be just the ones we need.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 12:26 PM (u0lmX)

----

That was McDuff, from his mothers womb untimely ripped.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:28 PM (8XRCm)

395 360
The words 'natural born citizen" have to mean

something

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I am pretty sure cesarean births are not eligible.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (NUqwG)

Pretty much what it means is anyone who was a citizen at birth. IOW, they did not become a citizen through a naturalization process.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 12:28 PM (t2KH5)

396 If Trump is the nominee, the media will start an all out war on him that so far he really hasn't had to face.

If anyone is the nominee, this will be the case.

I think Trump has shown that he is more adept at handling this than the others.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 22, 2016 12:29 PM (ckvus)

397 Trump is the Velveeta of candidates.

Hillary is Vulveeta.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 22, 2016 12:29 PM (wtvvX)

398 I went with a credit union.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 12:18 PM (5HBd1)


The difference in service and competence is astounding!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 22, 2016 12:29 PM (wYnyS)

399 or at least if there was statute that changed "natural born", only an amendment can change rules for president, so statute doesn't overrule that. I'd have to back and review, but it doesn't seem to matter at this point.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:29 PM (eUbDe)

400 That was McDuff, from his mothers womb untimely ripped.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:28 PM (8XRCm)


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never mind.... Mc Duff killed McBeth. Your point stands.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:29 PM (8XRCm)

401
Should be entitled, Still life with Beaker and Bunsen Honeydew Cheese

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 22, 2016 12:29 PM (BK3ZS)

402
I think Trump has shown that he is more adept at handling this than the others.


So far....

Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 12:29 PM (/dSsq)

403 Posted by: joncelli the Really Fat Police Dog at February 22, 2016 12:27 PM (RD7QR)

Sorry; I understand. I finally got to bed at 3:30 only to have to wake up at 6:00.

Take care of yourself.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2016 12:29 PM (w4NZ8)

404 You do understand that Congress is not allowed to define first level Constitutional terms

They've done pretty well at redefining "infringed".

Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 12:30 PM (z4pSV)

405 That was McDuff, from his mothers womb untimely ripped.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:28 PM


I've only got one thing to say to you.....MacBeth!!!!

Posted by: Mr. E. Blackadder at February 22, 2016 12:30 PM (bzd8I)

406 >>>Didn't Rubio get caught in lying about the reason
his parents left Cuba in the first place? He was trying to say they were
forced out when Castro took over, but it turned out his parents freely
left three years earlier, when Batista was still in charge.


Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 22, 2016 12:17 PM (PFy0L)<<<



Another example of "this is pretty much the story of Obama."
His claim his parents met in Selma... after his birth.

Posted by: Rubiobama 2016! at February 22, 2016 12:30 PM (H9MG5)

407 Ritz cracker, anyone?
Posted by: Floris van Schooten


Good cracka. Good cracka.

https://youtu.be/nDyvP2MxQEo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2016 12:30 PM (FkBIv)

408 McGruff >>> McDuff

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 22, 2016 12:30 PM (wtvvX)

409 That was McDuff, from his mothers womb untimely ripped.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:28 PM (8XRCm)


I know. He killed MacBeth.

I was making a jo- oh, nevermind.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 12:30 PM (u0lmX)

410 I think Trump has shown that he is more adept at handling this than the others.
Posted by: cool breeze at February 22, 2016 12:29 PM (ckvus)


If by adept you mean acting like a lunatic when provoked you are correct.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 22, 2016 12:30 PM (UnJ7w)

411 The words 'natural born citizen" have to mean
something



NO CAESARIANS!

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 22, 2016 12:31 PM (evdj2)

412 NO YOU ARE COMPLETELY WRONG. I will no longer respond to people who,cannot read.

LOL.

And you are also wrong about congress. Any item that is not defined in the Constitution may be defined by Congress.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 12:25 PM (t2KH5)


Incorrect. The Constitution is very explicit about what it gives Congress the power to define and "natural born citizen" is not one of them. The Constitution only gives Congress the power to ... let me give you the actual text, here:

Art I, Sec 8:

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization,


That word, "Naturalization" ... recognize it? Congress is given the power to define law naturalizing people, not declaring who is a "natural born citizen".

That is the actual text you are arguing with.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:31 PM (zc3Db)

413 @394 MacBird! http://tinyurl.com/j73h7fh
That was protest theatre when I was young.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 12:31 PM (xq1UY)

414 Not the biggest fan of credit unions ... but I sure as hell won't be a credit scab.

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 12:31 PM (BHaRb)

415 "Stepson is drawn to high maintenance floozies and he doesn't make the money to keep them in style."


There's a lot to be said for high maintenance floozies. I, for one, enjoy them very much.

Posted by: jwest at February 22, 2016 12:31 PM (Zs4uk)

416 Rush is basically pointing out that the level of IT staff competence in the San Bernardino county government is on a par with the competence of the rest of the CA governmental structure!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 22, 2016 12:31 PM (wYnyS)

417

Caesar Salad, without the cheese, please...

Posted by: Benito at February 22, 2016 12:31 PM (+zqYj)

418 Walkers can travel a half mile in 11 minutes? That's pretty good for being dead.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 22, 2016 12:31 PM (iQIUe)

419 Yeah, I'm getting sick of some of this. N-way birtherism, the rabid pro- and anti-Trumps...

I'm out early for lunch. May wander back later.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 22, 2016 12:32 PM (9krrF)

420 I think Lindbergh did join the war and flew missions, after Pearl Harbor and Hitler's (stupid) decision to declare war on the US. By contrast with Britain's ex-king Edward, who kept blowing the Krauts for years.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 22, 2016 12:32 PM (D6asv)

421 An interesting piece on the current state of conservatism some here may find interesting.

Is Trump killing conservatism?
http://therightstuff.biz/2016/02/22/trumps-rise-is-bad

Fair warning: it's an alt-right sight but the article is free of racism and anti-semitism. I would avoid the comments though, for those easily offended.

Posted by: RPNRx at February 22, 2016 12:32 PM (3Tk5+)

422 Another example of "this is pretty much the story of Obama."
His claim his ["parents"] met in Selma... after his birth.
Posted by: Rubiobama 2016! at February 22, 2016 12:30 PM (H9MG5)
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That portion of his story might actually be the truth.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 12:32 PM (NUqwG)

423 There's a story about a North American Aviation union boss haranguing his constituency on the need to remain neutral. He was handed a note on the podium (containing something updating the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact) and changed sides in mid-harangue.



I could see that happening a lot on Dec. 7th, 1941.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 12:32 PM (TUUTu)

424 >>I think Trump has shown that he is more adept at handling this than the others.

I don't think that's true at all. What I think is true is that his supporters don't give a shit. Most of them couldn't tell you a thing about his actual policies save for the wall. Well that and making everything great, and huge and luxurious.

What are they going to come up with? The fact that Trump used to say he was completely pro-choice? Already done. That he said Romney was a maniac for saying that he would create an atmosphere where they would self-deport. Again, done.

Trump is impervious to the msm because his supporters do not care not because he's a master of the press.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 12:32 PM (/tuJf)

425 Posted by: jwest at February 22, 2016 12:31 PM (Zs4uk)

Sage advice given here recently:


"Rent, don't Buy!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 22, 2016 12:33 PM (wYnyS)

426 I know. He killed MacBeth.

I was making a jo- oh, nevermind.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 12:30 PM (u0lmX)

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I get NO respect.

Posted by: Eowyn - Killer of the Nazgul King at February 22, 2016 12:33 PM (8XRCm)

427 409 That was McDuff, from his mothers womb untimely ripped.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:28 PM (8XRCm)


I know. He killed MacBeth.

I was making a jo- oh, nevermind.

--

McDuff murdered MacBeth with the McGuffin

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 12:33 PM (cbfNE)

428 NO CAESARIANS!

Sermo.

Posted by: Brutus at February 22, 2016 12:33 PM (87y4e)

429
There are lots of things to criticize Mario about but the fact that his parents fled Communist Cuba for the US is not one of them, IMO.
Posted by: Donna and V.



"Fled" -- broadly defined:

"His parents were Cubans who immigrated to the United States in 1956, prior to the rise of Fidel Castro in January 1959."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 12:33 PM (kdS6q)

430 I think it was Kim something that decided the kid
was a citizen because the Chinese parents were here legally. Even though
they moved back. But "natural born citizen" is not the only requirement
for president.


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:27 PM (eUbDe)

That was Wan Kim Ark who was born in the US and whose parent were legal immigrants who decided to move back to China. When he decided to come back to the US he was denied entry due to the new Chinese exclusion laws. The court ruled that he was in fact a US citizen being born in the US to legal parents. The subject of "natural born" was never brought up at that time. But it is now covered by Title 8 of the US Code above.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 12:34 PM (t2KH5)

431 Trump is impervious to the msm because his supporters do not care not because he's a master of the press.


Some remind Me of the Ron Paulians.....

Posted by: donna at February 22, 2016 12:34 PM (/dSsq)

432 24 I think there are a lot of closet Trump voters, especially in blue/purple states like MA, PA, NY and CA.

-----

^^^

This

Posted by: Tom Cruise at February 22, 2016 12:34 PM (h/uSM)

433 Actually, the leftists in the US loved Hitler and his genocidal minions well after the invasion of Poland, right up until summer of '41.

-
Hometown hero Dalton Trumbo is a case in point. He was anti-war throughout the falls of Poland, France, Holland, Denmark, Norway etc. pushing his novel Johnny Got His Gun and other pacifist propaganda so long as the USSR was Hitler's ally. Then came Barbarossa and Trumbo pulled his propaganda going so far as to reporting anyone who inquired about his magnam opus as a subversive. And all this prior to Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 12:34 PM (Nwg0u)

434 @423 June 22. For US communists, the real Date of Infamy.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 12:34 PM (xq1UY)

435 4 Good God I've spent some time teaching myself painting and I have no idea how people achieve those effects.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 11:05 AM (1xUj/)

I assume you mean the silver cup. They make good choices while they are still mixing on their palette.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2016 12:34 PM (VdICR)

436 Back to my book

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 12:35 PM (t2KH5)

437 Therightstuff, yeah, probably does require triggerwarnings. The anti joo paranoia is strong there.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 22, 2016 12:35 PM (D6asv)

438 "His parents were Cubans who immigrated to the United States in 1956, prior to the rise of Fidel Castro in January 1959."


So, more Ricky Ricardo than Elian Gonzalez then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2016 12:35 PM (8ZskC)

439 "His parents were Cubans who immigrated to the United States in 1956, prior to the rise of Fidel Castro in January 1959."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 12:33 PM (kdS6q)


Click... whirr... "parents fled Fidel Castro's Communist Cuba"; click... whirr...

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 22, 2016 12:35 PM (wYnyS)

440

"Where are da high maintenance floozies at?"

Posted by: Sheriff Benito at February 22, 2016 12:35 PM (+zqYj)

441
>>>Another example of "this is pretty much the story of Obama."

His claim his ["parents"] met in Selma... after his birth.

Posted by: Rubiobama 2016! at February 22, 2016 12:30 PM (H9MG5)

-------

That portion of his story might actually be the truth.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 22, 2016 12:32 PM (NUqwG)<<<

**eyes dart left and right**
**runs out of room**

Posted by: Frank Marshall Davis at February 22, 2016 12:35 PM (H9MG5)

442 It certainly can get people off the liberal reservation if they're attacked, hounded and bullied.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Good point! Yes, they would do this to any R candidate however with Cruz, he has been attacked for a long time by the GOPe, Dems and media so he expects it. Trump has not yet had his ta-tas put through the wringer and it will be interesting if he is the candidate to see how he handles it.

Posted by: Cheri at February 22, 2016 12:36 PM (oiNtH)

443 "I think Lindbergh did join the war and flew missions, "


He did do some flying I the Pacific but the guy was very isolationist and pretty big fan of Nazism.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 22, 2016 12:36 PM (LA7Cm)

444 "Where are da high maintenance floozies at?"
Posted by: Sheriff Benito at February 22, 2016 12:35 PM (+zqYj)

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effin everywhere...

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:36 PM (8XRCm)

445 The last two Solicitors General of the United States have their opinion of "natural born" too, and they are pretty straightforwardly calling this a really dumb argument:

All the sources routinely used to interpret the Constitution confirm that the phrase "natural born Citizen" has a specific meaning: namely, someone who was a U.S. citizen at birth with no need to go through a naturalization proceeding at some later time. And Congress has made equally clear from the time of the framing of the Constitution to the current day that' subject to certain residency requirements on the parents, someone born to a U.S. citizen parent generally becomes a U.S. citizen without regard to whether the birth takes place in Canada, the Canal Zone, or the continental United States.


http://bit.ly/1TACJBW

Posted by: MTF at February 22, 2016 12:37 PM (TxJGV)

446 Everybody please remember to vote for Senator Sanders because what he did for Vermont he can do for you too !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 22, 2016 12:37 PM (KRuzk)

447 440
"Where are da high maintenance floozies at?"


They are, literally, all around you.

Most women can be made into a high maintenance floozie with the right amount of training.

Posted by: jwest at February 22, 2016 12:37 PM (Zs4uk)

448 Pictures of the day from around the world. Some lovely ones, some odd ones, some disturbing ones:

But the first one looks like it's from some Disney (non animated) film:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hs3eoo7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2016 12:38 PM (w4NZ8)

449 Every time I see the title "Senator" in front of the name of that parasitic bum Bernie Sanders I know America is too far gone to ever recover.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2016 12:38 PM (8ZskC)

450 Black cheese? Racist....

Posted by: Ibin Pharteen at February 22, 2016 12:39 PM (67aEn)

451 @428 Praedica.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 12:39 PM (xq1UY)

452

You know what would go great with that cheese?

Some french fries and beef gravy.

Posted by: Ted Cruz - Not Canadian

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 12:39 PM (kdS6q)

453 Another example of "this is pretty much the story of Obama."
His claim his ["parents"] met in Selma... after his birth.

-
Well, he did come to Earth after his home planet of Krypton exploded and he was adopted by his "parents".

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 12:39 PM (Nwg0u)

454 Posted by: Cheri at February 22, 2016 12:36 PM (oiNtH)

I agree with you. I think Cruz is probably more resilient. Trump is used to attacking, not being attacked-at least not to the level he will be:

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2016 12:39 PM (w4NZ8)

455 Hometown hero Dalton Trumbo is a case in point. He was anti-war throughout the falls of Poland, France, Holland, Denmark, Norway etc. pushing his novel Johnny Got His Gun and other pacifist propaganda so long as the USSR was Hitler's ally. Then came Barbarossa and Trumbo pulled his propaganda going so far as to reporting anyone who inquired about his magnam opus as a subversive. And all this prior to Pearl Harbor.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 12:34 PM (Nwg0u)


It's actually a good book until towards the last when the propaganda kicks in. Brings home the sacrifices that soldiers make. Read it right before I joined the Army.

Posted by: Soona at February 22, 2016 12:40 PM (Fmupd)

456 Because even with all that (which would never happen anyway), the government cannot be trusted to not use that knowledge in an unconstitutional fashion against citizens.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:23 PM (OrI3J)


The whole point of the elaborate procedure is to do it such a way that "the government" demonstrably never has possession of the code-breaking method/software.


Anyone know anything about the physical architecture of iPhones? Does the phone's memory reside on the same physical chip as the OS? I'm wondering if you could extract the memory chip from the phone in question, and install it in an unlocked phone?


I wonder how long it would take the world-wide hacker community to find a way to break iPhone security if the U.S. government offered a million-dollar prize for a hack that would enable them to open the jihadiphone?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2016 12:40 PM (afR/C)

457 **eyes dart left and right**
**runs out of room**
Posted by: Frank Marshall Davis at February 22, 2016 12:35 PM (H9MG5)

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Speaking which.

The older Chelsea gets... the more she looks like Web Hubbel.


http://tinyurl.com/z7k8a6g

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:40 PM (8XRCm)

458 Brattleboro will not be voting for Trump because he does not support our Presdent of Color.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 22, 2016 12:41 PM (KRuzk)

459 What a cheesy pic.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 22, 2016 12:41 PM (LQLeS)

460 If you think the media isn't attacking Trump, you must not watch the Sunday political shows.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 12:41 PM (5HBd1)

461 I love it when Beaker cuts the cheese, on my face.

Posted by: Professor Bunsen Honeydew at February 22, 2016 12:41 PM (IDHFk)

462

But Trump's are even higher --- and the MSM hasn't even begun to attack him.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille

Uh...they're making an attack movie about him. We're right back to Booooooooosh territory.

Posted by: Mitch the bitch at February 22, 2016 12:41 PM (326rv)

463 I don't think that's true at all.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 12:32 PM (/tuJf)


Can you imagine any of the other candidtes having shifted the Overton Window so dramatically on open borders or Muslim immigration?

Posted by: cool breeze at February 22, 2016 12:41 PM (ckvus)

464
or at least if there was statute that changed "natural born", only an
amendment can change rules for president, so statute doesn't overrule
that. I'd have to back and review, but it doesn't seem to matter at this
point.


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:29 PM (eUbDe)


You are wrong. Stubbornly and astoundingly wrong.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:41 PM (OrI3J)

465 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2016 12:40 PM

There's a link in the morning dump that goes to the EFF. It describes pretty well what Apple is being asked to do.


Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 22, 2016 12:42 PM (PFy0L)

466 Does anyone really know if Trump was born in America? May be a question we should ask him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 22, 2016 12:43 PM (KRuzk)

467 437 Therightstuff, yeah, probably does require triggerwarnings. The anti joo paranoia is strong there.Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 22, 2016 12:35 PM (D6asv)


Which is why I made it a point to read the article first before posting the link. Didn't want people seeing the name of the site and immediately writing it off as something that was likely offensive.

Posted by: RPNRx at February 22, 2016 12:43 PM (3Tk5+)

468 Well, he did come to Earth after his home planet of Krypton exploded and he was adopted by his "parents".

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 12:39 PM (Nwg0u)

Nah, the real Superman knows how to throw a baseball.

(310 mph fastball straight through the catcher's glove. And hand.)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 12:43 PM (u0lmX)

469 'committed adultery with one Bruce Springsteen...at various times and places too numerous to mention'

Okay, he's proven more than once to be a leftist crank, but this is AoS Lifestyle FTW.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3443238/

Posted by: JEM at February 22, 2016 12:44 PM (o+SC1)

470 If you think the media isn't attacking Trump, you must not watch the Sunday political shows.
Posted by: notsothoreau


Or the Monday shows. Or the Tuesday shows. Or...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2016 12:44 PM (FkBIv)

471 Shut that bloody bouzouki up!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2016 12:44 PM (WOyz5)

472 The MSM has been going easy on Trump and even promoting him with all of their coverage of his "controversies". They want him to get the nomination since they know he is the one they will be able to take out the easiest. He has decades of on-camera material for them to sift through (which they've already done) and will use it against him like you've never seen before.

Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 12:45 PM (z4pSV)

473 So THAT was bizarre: my doorbell just rang, and there were 2 20 something FEMA (guy+girl) people standing on my porch. "Did you guys have any damage from the recent rains/flooding?" Nope. (I live in MO).
hands me a flyer while she's typing on an iPad. "The deadline to apply for funds is March 21st. If you know of anyone, let them know..."
Wouldn't want any of that free money go to waste, would we?
I should have told him I lost 10,000 rounds of .223 ammo.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at February 22, 2016 12:45 PM (5buP8)

474

Elect me and Amtrak will run on time!

Posted by: Benito at February 22, 2016 12:46 PM (+zqYj)

475 If you want to learn to paint better, get the old-but-free version of Photoshop and a Wacom tablet. My proviso is that you might not ever go back to the old way.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2016 12:46 PM (VdICR)

476 "I think Lindbergh did join the war and flew missions, "

-
He was not allowed to join the service because of his isolationist past but he did go the Pacific as a civilian (employee of the army?) and was instrumental in the mission to kill Yamamoto in that he taught long distance flying techniques. If I remember correctly, he did shoot down one or more enemy planes but as a civilian.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 12:47 PM (Nwg0u)

477 "The subject of "natural born" was never brought up at that time. But it is now covered by Title 8 of the US Code above." Yes to the first sentence, no to the second. ThePrimordialOrderedPair @412 is spot on. Do you not get that Congress is not supposed to change what was meant in the Constitution. And I know that Congress tries to all the time, but the Courts are supposed to keep them in line.

Point of this is that Rubio really has an issue, and that it's a bigger issue than Ted's. Now courts could read "natural born citizen" to make the issue go away, but they don't have to. Scalia wouldn't in my view.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2016 12:47 PM (r1fLd)

478 Imagine the horror. Demolished Chicago Tool saws scattered along the ground, deprived of their right to fail on a critical Saturday Evening remodel job. New Pittsburgh wratchets strewn about in the wreckage ... with literally weeks of working potential now sadly unfulfilled.

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 12:26 PM (BHaRb)


Heh. Funny thing, though. Many of the HF tools do last quite well. I have a little HF table saw, bought used for $50, which has well earned its keep, and is still going strong. And a wire-feed welder, bought for one specific job. Did that, and still ticking. Had I hired out the welding job, it would have cost me several times the price of the welder. And I still have the welder.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2016 12:47 PM (afR/C)

479 For those that didn't see it before, and would like to as a break:

"My beautiful America"; Lovely photos from around the country set to "America the Beautiful:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yqyotb

The sire also has a link for other short videos based on a appreciation for the military or cowboy movies, history,etc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2016 12:47 PM (w4NZ8)

480 >>Can you imagine any of the other candidtes having shifted the Overton Window so dramatically on open borders or Muslim immigration?

Well it remains to be seen how far he has moved them, there's no doubt he has moved it for a sizable portion but he wasn't won yet, and I attribute most of that to the anger of the electorate and their choice of Trump as their destroyer not any great oratory power of Trump's.

Listen to his speeches or his debates. He says virtually nothing of substance, he just makes big promises that reflect very accurately a portion of the electorate that is angry and feels ignored by the system. These aren't long held beliefs in many cases, they are election year conversions.

But there is no denying he has tapped into a deep vein of anger. How deep and how wide it is remains to be seen but I don't see the msm having the power to knock him out. His supporters tell us that on a daily basis.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 12:47 PM (/tuJf)

481 Rolling my eyes at the "Digitally weary users" link in the sidebar.

>>He describes a feeling of huge relief when the ability to check emails or status updates is removed.

Heaven forbid a little self-control.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 22, 2016 12:48 PM (nXeSu)

482 Does anyone really know if Trump was born in America?


His mother was a Scot, which ought to be enough to disqualify him.

They're filthy bog wallowers, the Scots. Scheming gingers wearing all the skirts so that the women can't have them. They invented whiskey as an excuse to not go out in boats and face real Vikings.

Have you seen Trainspotting? It's the natural end of all things Scot that they'd end up as welfare ridden heroin addicts.

The Scots form of Gaelic doesn't even have words for honesty or cleanliness.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, who is also part Scottish at February 22, 2016 12:48 PM (1xUj/)

483 470 If you think the media isn't attacking Trump, you must not watch the Sunday political shows.
Posted by: notsothoreau

Or the Monday shows. Or the Tuesday shows. Or...
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2016 12:44 PM (FkBIv)



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


Or any of the blogs. I'll shut up now.

Posted by: Soona at February 22, 2016 12:48 PM (Fmupd)

484
475 If you want to learn to paint better, get the old-but-free version of Photoshop and a Wacom tablet. My proviso is that you might not ever go back to the old way.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2016 12:46 PM (VdICR)

I'll have you know that I made some beautiful paint-by-number pictures back in the day.

The one with wild mustangs was totes awesome.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 12:48 PM (u0lmX)

485 they know he is the one they will be able to take out the easiest

My strategy exactly

Posted by: Jeb! at February 22, 2016 12:49 PM (ckvus)

486 Lindbergh flew - as a private contractor - some combat missions in the Pacific to test use of the Corsair for bombing. "Bypassed" Japanese-held central Pacific islands (amazing story in itself - the US used these islands for "live fire training" from the actual enemy, for new units, ships, etc. - not aware of any analog in history for this).


It went well (turned out the Corsair, like many aircraft not designed for the task, was a good bomber). But the squadron commander understandably got antsy about having the most famous person alive, and a civilian, flying combat missions against an enemy that was shooting real ammo and that was not Geneva-compliant in its treatment of POWs. Navy/War Dept. pulled Lindy out of the line.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 12:49 PM (QDnY+)

487 To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization,



That word, "Naturalization" ... recognize it? Congress is given the
power to define law naturalizing people, not declaring who is a
"natural born citizen".



That is the actual text you are arguing with.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:31 PM (zc3Db)


You are wrong.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:50 PM (OrI3J)

488 "They're filthy bog wallowers, the Scots. Scheming gingers wearing all the skirts so that the women can't have them. They invented whiskey as an excuse to not go out in boats and face real Vikings. "

Hear, hear!

Posted by: The unfairly maligned Edward Longshanks at February 22, 2016 12:50 PM (u0lmX)

489

Scots are like the Welsh, but leek less...

Posted by: Benito at February 22, 2016 12:51 PM (+zqYj)

490 For those of you in the horde who are lucky enough to have a Wegman's Grocery Store to shop at - I used to love their different types of cheese spreads that they would make. I have tried to copy them but with no luck.

Posted by: Cheri at February 22, 2016 12:51 PM (oiNtH)

491 There's a story about a North American Aviation union boss haranguing his constituency on the need to remain neutral. He was handed a note on the podium (containing something updating the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact) and changed sides in mid-harangue.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 12:26 PM (xq1UY)


The Almanac Singers, a folk group which included Pete Seeger, had released an album promoting American neutrality just days before the Nazis invaded Russia. They actually begged their fans to return copies of that album for destruction to replace them with the new "Soviet-approved" version of the album. Very Orwellian.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2016 12:51 PM (afR/C)

492 Heh. Funny thing, though. Many of the HF tools do last quite well.



HF hatchet. Blade broke 1st swing.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2016 12:52 PM (TUUTu)

493 Haven't read the comments to see if anybody else noted this, but Reuters said the teenage girl shot in Kalamazoo and thought dead was being prepped to have her organs removed when she woke up.

Yikes.

Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 12:52 PM (NHQQx)

494 >>If you think the media isn't attacking Trump, you must not watch the Sunday political shows.


Hell, the artsy-farsty CBS Sunday show has started including a weekly 2 min (or so) editorial rant where Trump is often the target (named or unnamed).

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2016 12:52 PM (NOIQH)

495 The older Chelsea gets... the more she looks like Web Hubbel.
See here too:
http://tinyurl.com/ChelseaHubble

They MUST be related. He must have lost a huge bet w/Bill.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at February 22, 2016 12:52 PM (5buP8)

496 Scots were only permitted to enter Ireland because they were willing to do the work that the Irish wouldn't do. Which turned out to be pretty much everything.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2016 12:53 PM (8ZskC)

497
Fun Fact:

Marco Rubio attended Tarkio College in Missouri for one year on a football scholarship from 1989 to 1990



Football scholarship -- for the homunculus?

Hell of a team if they're will to pay to get him on it.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 12:53 PM (kdS6q)

498 478 - I believe it ... Got some use out of a 12 in. compound sliding mitre from HA.

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 12:53 PM (BHaRb)

499 Great White Snark, I could be wrong but I don't think Lindbergh engaged any Japanese aircraft. He was flying with a Navy Corsair squadron.

Not aware of his role in long-distance navigation, so can't say whether he played any indirect part in the Yamamoto ambush by P-38s. Of course the key to that was reading Japanese message traffic and knowing the Combined Fleet Commander was scheduled to go to Rabaul for an inspection tour.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 12:54 PM (QDnY+)

500 Or any of the blogs. I'll shut up now.

Posted by: Soona

Sure they are but only as a warm-up. If he is the candidate, I believe it will be to a level he has never had to face. Remember his reaction to Megyn Kelly?

Posted by: Cheri at February 22, 2016 12:54 PM (oiNtH)

501 Posted by: The unfairly maligned Edward Longshanks at February 22, 2016 12:50 PM (u0lmX)

A Scot created the Grand Canyon when he dropped a nickel down a gopher hole.

Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2016 12:54 PM (j7iSn)

502
Marco Rubio attended Tarkio College in Missouri for one year on a football scholarship from 1989 to 1990,

Tarkio College was a college that operated in Tarkio, Missouri from 1883 to 1992. The institution was supported by the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. It was closed after filing for bankruptcy protection in 1991.



Well, there you go.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 12:54 PM (kdS6q)

503 Only in your mind is that true.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:12 PM (OrI3J)

You are wrong.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:50 PM (OrI3J)


Your debating skills are top-notch.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 12:55 PM (zc3Db)

504 Marco Rubio attended Tarkio College in Missouri for one year on a football scholarship from 1989 to 1990



Football scholarship -- for the homunculus?

Hell of a team if they're will to pay to get him on it.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 12:53 PM (kdS6q)

WTF? Was he on the All-Midget team?

Or did he serve as the tee for the ball during field goal attempts?

Posted by: The unfairly maligned Edward Longshanks at February 22, 2016 12:56 PM (u0lmX)

505 "at some later time" ... well how did they decide to add that? I agree that is probably how SCOTUS would decide it, but from the originalist/textualist view, someone naturalized at birth is still naturalized, not natural born. That was a big point of that WaPo article that said Cruz was not eligible. That "treated just as if he was natural born" actually means he is not natural born, but naturalized at birth. That WaPo article and Coulter make solid argument, but SCOTUS is not textualist, they have wise latina standards. of course there are other details.

"someone who was a U.S. citizen at birth with no need to go through a naturalization proceeding at some later time." MTF


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:56 PM (eUbDe)

506 Got some use out of a 12 in. compound sliding mitre from HA.
Posted by: Irony


Hot Air sells tools now?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2016 12:56 PM (FkBIv)

507 Lots of slap fighting lately

Posted by: NCKate at February 22, 2016 12:57 PM (aA5gp)

508 Hot Air sells tools now?


Only if you have a Facebook page.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2016 12:57 PM (8ZskC)

509 So in 3 caucuses (caucii?) Hillary won 1, Bernie won one and they split the other one 50/50. And yet Hillary has 75% of delegates?

Seems fair.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 22, 2016 12:57 PM (0LHZx)

510
Chaos. That's all I'm seeing anymore. Even here on this blog. Frightening.

Posted by: Soona at February 22, 2016 12:19 PM (Fmupd)


Beats an ice pick to the head.

Posted by: L. Trotsky at February 22, 2016 12:57 PM (JO9+V)

511 Damnit ... HF !!! Not HA !!!

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 12:57 PM (BHaRb)

512 3 Caucuses/Primaries that is

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 22, 2016 12:57 PM (0LHZx)

513 Things I'm learning here this morning:

* Rubio played football, at the collegiate level (WTF?)


* Trump hasn't faced much media or opposition scrutiny or fire, and will whither under same if he gets the nomination. Uh, OK.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 12:58 PM (QDnY+)

514 I stole the "cheeses" thing.

From the Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest, if memory serves.

Still, thanks!

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 22, 2016 12:58 PM (bpn7O)

515 MTF @445 miscites the Solicitors General "brief" which goes on at length about how Ted is a "natural born citizen" but doesn't address the case of Marco at all.

If you say Ted is an NBC, and then turn around and say Marco is an NBC, then you've read NBC out of the constitution. Now our current SCOTUS could do this, but it hasn't, which is my point. Marco has an issue.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2016 12:58 PM (r1fLd)

516 a 12 in. compound sliding mitre

There's so many ways that could go, it ought to hold until a new thread is up.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 12:58 PM (xq1UY)

517 BTW Morons who are fans of Louis L'Amour; Amazon has one of his books, High Lonesome, on sale today for the Kindle for $1.99. Its not only the daily deals, I found out via Bookbub.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 12:58 PM (t2KH5)

518 Has anyone bought the Red Copper Pan? Their advertisements are compelling.

Posted by: Soona at February 22, 2016 12:58 PM (Fmupd)

519 "Your debating skills are top-notch." primordial

Oh he is more advanced with me ... he also throws in "and you are so stupid". lol

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:59 PM (eUbDe)

520 If you think the media isn't attacking Trump, you must not watch the Sunday political shows.
Posted by: notsothoreau

Or the Monday shows. Or the Tuesday shows. Or...
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2016 12:44 PM (FkBIv)


Yeah, it's all along the lines of "Look what that scamp Trump said now" and then give him tons of air time.
No real hard hitting stuff. Yet...

Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 12:59 PM (z4pSV)

521 Plus ... a 12" compound sliding mitre would be way too damn divisive over at HA ...

... unless operated by an illegal Mexican while building a deck. Then - totes cool.

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 12:59 PM (BHaRb)

522 >>Chaos. That's all I'm seeing anymore. Even here on this blog. Frightening.

It's been that way since O was sworn in --- figured it was by design; so much stirred up 24/7 that we don't notice what he's doing under the radar.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2016 01:00 PM (NOIQH)

523 If you think the media isn't attacking Trump, you must not watch the Sunday political shows.
I've only seen two passable photos of Trump in print and online news sources this past 5 months. All the rest are the opened-mouth, eyes half-shut, video-frame capture ones. The MFM doesn't do that to people they're promoting. Ever.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (WOyz5)

524 Kasich said today that he won his governors race because women came out of their kitchens to support him.

Smart.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (/tuJf)

525 Oh he is more advanced with me ... he also throws in "and you are so stupid". lol

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:59 PM (eUbDe)


LOL. I feel cheated.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (zc3Db)

526 482 Does anyone really know if Trump was born in America?


His mother was a Scot, which ought to be enough to disqualify him.

They're filthy bog wallowers, the Scots. Scheming gingers wearing all the skirts so that the women can't have them. They invented whiskey as an excuse to not go out in boats and face real Vikings.

Have you seen Trainspotting? It's the natural end of all things Scot that they'd end up as welfare ridden heroin addicts.

The Scots form of Gaelic doesn't even have words for honesty or cleanliness.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, who is also part Scottish at February 22, 2016 12:48 PM (1xUj/)
***
Yep. Hadrian's Wall.....there's a reason the Romans did that....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (/33sy)

527 High Lonesome is one of L'Amour's best books. Good to see it low priced.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (39g3+)

528 "was being prepped to have her organs removed when she woke up. "



Damn.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (LA7Cm)

529 So what happened to ace's free floating open thread (FFOT)?


Kind of the Yeb! Bush campaign of blog innovations, huh?


Ace might want to look at creating a Free Floating Natural Born Citizen thread.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (QDnY+)

530
Rubio, described in Manuel Roig-Franzias biography as an undersized but smart and hardworking defensive back, received a football scholarship from the Tarkio Owls, a competitor in the NAIAs Heart of America Conference based in Tarkio, Missouri, and played one season, from 1989 to 1990. Theres not a ton of info out there about Tarkio football, though we do know the team went 4-5-1 in Rubios only season.



"Undersized"

Hee hee hee......


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (kdS6q)

531 WTF? There's a Federal Regulation that says I have to go to the bank instead of using the interweb?

Why? I don't even know whose purpose that serves. A way for banks to gin up fees in an interest-free world?

*flamethrowers all the regulators*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 12:07 PM (1xUj/)

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

The reason is that there are different reserve requirements for checking and savings accounts. Apparently, it was put in place to aid banks in the calculating of their reserve amount.

Now that may be just BS. Sounds like to me that they don't want people having savings accounts.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 22, 2016 01:02 PM (LXJ1e)

532 Yeah, and if they'd listened to the political shows this weekend, they would have heard Cruz talking about getting the evangelical vote and young people! He said that on every single show. He should have used the time to talk a bit more about why people should vote for him.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 01:02 PM (5HBd1)

533 Instapundit's quote about politicians and light-poles alway rubbed me the wrong way. But I think he does identify the problem. What does a well-connected politician have to fear? What's the worst case scenario for the worst illegal behavior? It isn't prison, and that's a liability for the citizenry.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2016 01:02 PM (VdICR)

534 Yeah, because the MFM calling you a 'racist' is a compliment kind of like asking three leftist ringers from Google to a debate you were supposed to attend.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2016 01:03 PM (WOyz5)

535 >>>WTF? Was he on the All-Midget team?



Or did he serve as the tee for the ball during field goal attempts?

Posted by: The unfairly maligned Edward Longshanks at February 22, 2016 12:56 PM (u0lmX)<<<

I was da waterboy. But then Mama told me I couldn't play anymore, so I took up da sand volleyball.

She also told me my cheerleader wife was da debbil, but I didn't listen to her on that.



Posted by: Marco Boucher at February 22, 2016 01:03 PM (H9MG5)

536 Kasich said today that he won his governors race because women came out of their kitchens to support him.

Smart.
Posted by: JackStraw

Did I mention that I'm a son of a maleman?

Posted by: katshitt at February 22, 2016 01:03 PM (326rv)

537 12" sliding compound mitre ...

... oh yeah, I could hear more.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 22, 2016 01:04 PM (BHaRb)

538 Great White Snark, I could be wrong but I don't think Lindbergh engaged any Japanese aircraft. He was flying with a Navy Corsair squadron.

Not aware of his role in long-distance navigation, so can't say whether he played any indirect part in the Yamamoto ambush by P-38s. Of course the key to that was reading Japanese message traffic and knowing the Combined Fleet Commander was scheduled to go to Rabaul for an inspection tour.
Posted by: rhomboid

We ought to have a true spit-flying, no-holds-barred flame war about it in true moron style.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 01:04 PM (Nwg0u)

539 Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 01:02 PM (5HBd1)

Is that all he said? Are you sure?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 01:04 PM (nS+hx)

540 Now that may be just BS. Sounds like to me that they don't want people having savings accounts.

--

I think you've got it backwards. They want you to have your money in the savings account (where it's harder for you to get to) so that they have more available to invest at any point in time.

Since the fee for moving money between accounts isn't very well advertised (see the reason we're having this conversation), the bank gets you to put money where you can't get to it. Because you're saving! Saving money is important! Just put that money over here in the box labeled "Savings."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 22, 2016 01:05 PM (KUaJL)

541 I sallied forth, and infiltrated this place of comment to make some puns regarding cheesy comestibles!

And what do I find?

Arguments about Trump.

Where is the Arguing About Anything But Trump Department?

Or perchance, the Let's Have a Fun and Funny Time Department?

Posted by: naturalfake at February 22, 2016 01:05 PM (0cMkb)

542 ... Well, being the son of a femaleman would have been REALLY screwed up.

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 01:06 PM (BHaRb)

543 JackStraw, wow, that's hilarious (the Kasich thing).


His only (barely) conceivable "strategy" is to hang in through (obviously) OH and a few other midwest states where he's got name recognition and some appeal. But the entertainment value cannot be denied.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 01:06 PM (QDnY+)

544 507 Lots of slap fighting lately
Posted by: NCKate at February 22, 2016 12:57 PM (aA5gp)

With fish!

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 01:06 PM (cbfNE)

545 * Trump hasn't faced much media or opposition scrutiny or fire, and will whither under same if he gets the nomination. Uh, OK.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 12:58 PM (QDnY+)

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

Why this is a hit against Trump and not against his primary opponents is a mystery to me.

If there is dirt on Trump to be brought up, let the Cruz and Rubio oppo research find it and put it out there. If they are not willing to do that then they deserve to lose.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 22, 2016 01:06 PM (LXJ1e)

546 Now that may be just BS. Sounds like to me that they don't want people having savings accounts.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 22, 2016 01:02 PM (LXJ1e)


And we all know how people are clamoring to get savings accounts that pay 0.5% interest.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2016 01:06 PM (afR/C)

547 Did I mention that I'm a son of a maleman?

Posted by: katshitt at February 22, 2016 01:03 PM (326rv)

The only one who could ever reach me was the son of the mailman.
The only one who could ever teach me was the son of the mailman.

Posted by: Dusty Springfield lonely Ohio housewife at February 22, 2016 01:07 PM (u0lmX)

548 Supposedly kasich just signed a bill to block funding for Planned Parenthood in Ohio.

http://tinyurl.com/hufcwjo

Which, fine, but I wonder about the reason he did so.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 01:07 PM (39g3+)

549 Nice weather about to end in OKC. The clouds are starting to gather.

Posted by: Soona at February 22, 2016 01:07 PM (Fmupd)

550 Kasich said today that he won his governors race because women came out of their kitchens to support him.

Smart.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (/tuJf)

did they walk through the snow both ways barefoot and pregnant?

Posted by: willow at February 22, 2016 01:07 PM (L1+sh)

551
NAIA Heart of America Conference

wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_America_Athletic_Conference

Former members

College of Emporia Emporia, Kansas Fighting Presbies
Lindenwood University St. Charles, Missouri Lions
Ottawa University Ottawa, Kansas Braves
Tarkio College Tarkio, Missouri Owls
William Jewell College Liberty, Missouri Cardinals



The "Fighting Presbies"? Not the just the "Presbies", but the far more deadly "Fighting Presbies"?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 01:08 PM (kdS6q)

552 If there is dirt on Trump to be brought up, let the Cruz and Rubio oppo research find it and put it out there. If they are not willing to do that then they deserve to lose.


They have, to much shreaking of Liar! Liar! from the hair.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 22, 2016 01:08 PM (rwI+c)

553 What's the point of a savings account? The interest is 0.001% instead of 0.00001% in a checking account?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 22, 2016 01:08 PM (0LHZx)

554 542 ... Well, being the son of a femaleman would have been REALLY screwed up.

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 01:06 PM (BHaRb)

Tell us about it.

Posted by: The Jenners at February 22, 2016 01:08 PM (u0lmX)

555
A Scot created the Grand Canyon when he dropped a nickel down a gopher hole.---------BignJames

In all fairness, it was a buffalo nickel.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW Assholier Than Thou at February 22, 2016 01:08 PM (+aCe4)

556 Our problem is the overpopulation of the bureaucracy and the political class.

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 01:08 PM (cbfNE)

557 >>>Kasich said today that he won his governors race because women came out of their kitchens to support him.



Smart.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (/tuJf)
<<<




They brought sammiches to my campaign workers.

Posted by: John Kashit at February 22, 2016 01:08 PM (H9MG5)

558 544 507 Lots of slap fighting lately
Posted by: NCKate at February 22, 2016 12:57 PM (aA5gp)

With fish!
Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 01:06 PM (cbfNE)
***
Ninevah.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 01:09 PM (/33sy)

559 You said vein of anger.........heh heh

Posted by: Beavis and Butthead at February 22, 2016 01:09 PM (RdP/w)

560
The older Chelsea gets... the more she looks like Web Hubbel.

http://tinyurl.com/z7k8a6g

Posted by: fixerupper at February 22, 2016 12:40 PM (8XRCm)
________________________________

Shut your whore mouth.....

*hic*


Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 22, 2016 01:10 PM (HSmrB)

561 I'm no Rubio fan but the internet is the only place that fucking couch potatoes that can't walk and chew gum at the same time think that there is no irony snarking on someone about a sports scholarship .

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 01:10 PM (nS+hx)

562 553 What's the point of a savings account? The interest is 0.001% instead of 0.00001% in a checking account?

--
They basically you for storing your money now.
Second look at mattresses?

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 01:10 PM (cbfNE)

563 If there is dirt on Trump to be brought up, let the Cruz and Rubio oppo research find it and put it out there. If they are not willing to do that then they deserve to lose.

They don't have access to the miles and miles and miles of Trump footage from long before YouTube that the alphabet networks have in their vaults.

Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 01:10 PM (z4pSV)

564 Cruz seemed to cover two things: the people that voted for him and the attacks by Rubio and Trump. I know that the shows wanted to talk about those two things, but he could have taken command and talked about what HE wanted to talk about.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 01:10 PM (5HBd1)

565 553 What's the point of a savings account? The interest is 0.001% instead of 0.00001% in a checking account?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 22, 2016 01:08 PM (0LHZx)


Because if you keep your money in a sock under the mattress, your bed gets lumpy.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 01:10 PM (u0lmX)

566 >>> The older Chelsea gets... the more she looks like Web Hubbel.

The enormous froglike mouth is hard to mistake. And hard to change with surgery.

"They MUST be related. He must have lost a huge bet w/Bill."

Bill told several of his side paramours during pillow talk that he is sterile.

And there haven't been any cover-child-support or secret-abortion rumors despite all of his decades of philandering and occasional raping.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 22, 2016 01:10 PM (noWW6)

567 What's the point of a savings account?

The only reason I have one is that I'm in a credit union and that's part of the deal signing up: you have to maintain a certain amount in there.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 01:10 PM (39g3+)

568 Kasich said today that he won his governors race because women came out of their kitchens to support him.

Smart.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (/tuJf)


That gaffe will end him. Just wait until the MSM and the DNC (BIRM) starts doing the opposition research. They demonized Mitt Romney, a bland Ohioan will be a mere ant beneath their shoes.

We need all of the remaining candidates to drop out and coalesce under Rubio in order to stop Kasich.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ace Brand Banhammers, an Outrage Outlet Exclusive! at February 22, 2016 01:10 PM (hLRSq)

569 What do we want ?
NEW THREAD !!!

When do we want it ?
NOW !!!

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 01:11 PM (BHaRb)

570 The MSM has been going easy on Trump and even promoting him with all of their coverage of his "controversies". They want him to get the nomination since they know he is the one they will be able to take out the easiest. He has decades of on-camera material for them to sift through (which they've already done) and will use it against him like you've never seen before.

Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 12:45 PM (z4pSV)


Addicted to ratings, plus they think he's a crazy nutjob. I am sure that they have a lot more oppo than we can even imagine.

That being said, I have never before seen so many successful "do-overs" for Trump as a result of him saying stupid stuff. If they focused only on his initial remarks (e.g. Planned Parenthood) and never interviewed him about it or at least challenged him in his version of what he was really trying to say, that would win half the battle of defeating Trump.

But no, time after time they give him the opportunity to completely revise his true thoughts into complete deniability or a more acceptable/convoluted version acceptable to the TrumpBase.

Posted by: Joanne at February 22, 2016 01:11 PM (hgBpU)

571 They brought sammiches to my campaign workers.

Posted by: John Kashit at February 22, 2016 01:08 PM (H9MG5)
one was seen ironing his shirt while waiitng in line

Posted by: willow at February 22, 2016 01:11 PM (L1+sh)

572 At the collegeiate level, non D1, you can be an "undersized" LB. You have to be quick and have little regard for your body though.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 22, 2016 01:11 PM (rwI+c)

573 To go back to the bullshitty portion of the bank fees...

They said I could avoid them if I went into a branch or used an ATM. Now, an ATM transaction has about the same marginal cost as an online transaction, which is to say virtually none.

But there's a Federal Regulation saying they have to charge me for more than 6 online savings withdrawals.

It's enough to make one a libertarian. Good God, under which of the Enumerated Powers does the bureaucracy get to tell me to use an ATM instead of my phone?

I thought I was being disciplined by keeping limited amounts in checking and making myself consciously take from savings to spend more. Sheesh.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 01:11 PM (1xUj/)

574 How about some snark about how Trump believes he's had more military training than people who were actually in the military.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 01:11 PM (nS+hx)

575 MSM will go after Trump ferociously


But they'll place nice nice with Cruz or Rubio


Got it.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 22, 2016 01:12 PM (YqcVw)

576 Scots were only permitted to enter Ireland because they were willing to do the work that the Irish wouldn't do. Which turned out to be pretty much everything.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2016 12:53 PM (8ZskC)


Bravo!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 22, 2016 01:12 PM (wYnyS)

577 collegeiate ? wth collegiate

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 22, 2016 01:12 PM (rwI+c)

578 517 ... Vic, Thanks for the heads-up about the L'Amour book. It's one I haven't read.

Posted by: JTB at February 22, 2016 01:12 PM (FvdPb)

579 What's the point of a savings account? The interest is 0.001% instead of 0.00001% in a checking account?

--

The best answer I've ever gotten is that it's protection from fraud in case your card gets stolen.

Still not a good explanation given that any bank worth it's salt offers fraud protection anyway.


Really, though, it's that lots of people are bad with money and if they have it at their fingertips all the time, they'll spend it on something stupid rather than something which they could actually use later.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 22, 2016 01:12 PM (KUaJL)

580 "I'm no Rubio fan but..."


Dude married a cheerleader. Worth thinking about in a fit of envy sort of way.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ace Brand Banhammers, an Outrage Outlet Exclusive! at February 22, 2016 01:13 PM (hLRSq)

581 Just switched the cars over from Allstate to AAA insurance. $2000/year savings.

Posted by: jwest at February 22, 2016 01:13 PM (Zs4uk)

582
Boy, Don Rickles looks sick:

http://goo.gl/G9Fhzw

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 22, 2016 01:13 PM (iQIUe)

583 Is Trump killing conservatism?
http://therightstuff.biz/2016/02/22/trumps-rise-is-bad

Fair warning: it's an alt-right sight but the article is free of racism and anti-semitism. I would avoid the comments though, for those easily offended.
Posted by: RPNRx at February 22, 2016 12:32 PM (3Tk5+)

Racism and anti-semitism are not features of conservative thought. Bigotry is bigotry is bigotry. There is no such thing as "alt-right," this is a term dreamed up by bigots to seek cover under a mainstream ideology and seized on by the left to discredit mainstream conservatism by association.

Stop saying "alt-right"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 01:14 PM (xuouz)

584 >>Dude married a cheerleader. Worth thinking about in a fit of envy sort of way.

You gotta be a football hero
To get along with the beautiful girls

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 01:14 PM (/tuJf)

585 Posted by: Joanne at February 22, 2016 01:11 PM (hgBpU)

Yep. Right up until he gets the nomination...

Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 01:14 PM (z4pSV)

586 574 How about some snark about how Trump believes he's had more military training than people who were actually in the military.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 01:11 PM (nS+hx)

He told Howard Stern that all his sleeping around during the HIV epidemic was his equivalent to Vietnam service. He put his life on the line screwing hot supermodels.

Posted by: stace at February 22, 2016 01:15 PM (ozZau)

587 I thought I was being disciplined by keeping limited amounts in checking and making myself consciously take from savings to spend more. Sheesh.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 01:11 PM (1xUj/)


You obviously don't understand what's best for your personal finances as they might impact interstate commerce, just like growing your own cattle feed on your own property does!

Posted by: Jane Y at February 22, 2016 01:15 PM (wYnyS)

588 Just switched the cars over from Allstate to AAA insurance. $2000/year savings.


Oh good to know. I've been paying a premium for the entertainment value of hating Allstate, but it's time to get sensible and switch.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 01:15 PM (1xUj/)

589 How about some snark about how Trump believes he's had more military training than people who were actually in the military.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 01:11 PM (nS+hx)

Tired of shouldering the anti-Trump load all by your lonesome, Max?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 01:15 PM (xuouz)

590 Just switched the cars over from Allstate to AAA insurance. $2000/year savings.

I know where you live.

Posted by: Flo from Progressive at February 22, 2016 01:16 PM (8ZskC)

591

5 O'Clock Charlie is early...

Posted by: Benito at February 22, 2016 01:16 PM (+zqYj)

592
How about some snark about how Trump....
Posted by: Max Rockatansky



Sorry, but the ecological niche of people screaming on the internet about how Trump is a thousand year maggot and such seems pretty full.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 01:17 PM (kdS6q)

593 You gotta be a football hero
To get along with the beautiful girls

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 01:14 PM (/tuJf)

Glad I'm no hero!!

Posted by: Michael Sam at February 22, 2016 01:17 PM (/D5Lf)

594
Oh good to know. I've been paying a premium for the entertainment value of hating Allstate, but it's time to get sensible and switch.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 01:15 PM (1xUj/)


For some reason, AAA is good on the cars, but sucked on the house. I left the house with Allstate to save about $1300/year.

Posted by: jwest at February 22, 2016 01:17 PM (Zs4uk)

595 Posted by: Flo from Progressive


It's been too long since we've discussed whether Flo does the dirty things in the no-no place.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 01:17 PM (1xUj/)

596 I can't work out Flo as a spokes model. She does nothing for me than thinking "I'll have the hash browns"

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 01:18 PM (39g3+)

597 I'm no Rubio fan but the internet is the only place that fucking couch potatoes that can't walk and chew gum at the same time think that there is no irony snarking on someone about a sports scholarship .
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 01:10 PM (nS+hx)

Haha seriously. I feel the same way when guys rate girls online. Oh she's only a 6 to you? Ok man.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 01:18 PM (xuouz)

598 Posted by: Flo from Progressive


It's been too long since we've discussed whether Flo does the dirty things in the no-no place.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 01:17 PM (1xUj/)



Only when she's in the shadows!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 22, 2016 01:18 PM (wYnyS)

599 It's been too long since we've discussed whether Flo does the dirty things in the no-no place.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Annnd there went lunch.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 22, 2016 01:19 PM (326rv)

600 Just switched the cars over from Allstate to AAA insurance. $2000/year savings.>>>

You are gonna miss all those in your head conversations with my voice.

Posted by: Dennis Haysbert at February 22, 2016 01:19 PM (XtAzU)

601 It's been too long since we've discussed whether Flo does the dirty things in the no-no place.


You think she's German then?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2016 01:19 PM (8ZskC)

602 RCP has a brand new (2/19-2/21) MA poll: Trump 50, Rubio 16, Kasich 13, Cruz 10, Carson 2.

So much for Trump's supposed "35% ceiling".

What did you expect?

Massachusetts is liberal. Trump is liberal. Republicans in MA are called Democrats in most other places.

Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 01:19 PM (uiVGU)

603 Limbaugh just praised Tim Cook for standing up for our (privacy) rights.


Yep, when I think of a civil rights champion, first name I come up with is Cook's.


Can Yeb!'s foundation give Cook some kind of public service award? Doesn't Bush have time on his hands now.



Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 01:19 PM (QDnY+)

604 "It's been too long since we've discussed whether Flo does the dirty things in the no-no place."

Does them? Hell, she invented three of them...

Posted by: Benito at February 22, 2016 01:19 PM (+zqYj)

605 #589 It's okay, Ghost of Kari, redbanzai will be starting her shift soon.

5 O'Clock Charlie is early...
LOL.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2016 01:20 PM (WOyz5)

606 I can't work out Flo as a spokes model. She does nothing for me than thinking "I'll have the hash browns"

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 01:18 PM (39g3+)


I resolve not to look up "hash browns" in the Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2016 01:21 PM (8ZskC)

607 Posted by: Max Rockatansky

Mea culpa, you are right about Rubio and his football scholarship. The very idea that a high school kid his size could have the nerve to say, "yeah, so I'm not a big dude, but f it, I want to play football anyway" speaks well for his confidence level.

And now I am done with saying nice things about Mario.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 01:21 PM (u0lmX)

608 Also, great article by Steve Deace on a Cruz reboot. Hope Ace takes a look, it touches a lot on what Ace has been saying this past week. Tough love!


http://tinyurl.com/jxp7tbq

Posted by: Joanne at February 22, 2016 01:21 PM (hgBpU)

609 The president said his administration has cut regulations and waste in agencies across the government. 'We don't get a lot of credit for that, it's kind of the dog that doesn't bark,' he said.

And he said the White House has been 'more vigorous' in applying cost-benefit analysis on its regulations than any of his predecessors.



o.O

Okay then.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 22, 2016 01:21 PM (/D5Lf)

610 Look, running old clips of Trump saying something back in 2002 really isn't going to cut it. People change their opinions and their point of view. They will cut Trump some slack about the way he talks because he is not a professional politician. They are tired of people that rehearse in the way Rubio does. They can see the phoniness of it. And, since all we get is phoniness from politicians, they just expect it from anyone running from office.

Did you read the article on Guiliani today? He talked about being in contact with Trump and making some suggestions about his campaign. He said that there seem to be other folks that Trump is talking to about the issues and that he does seem to take advice. (Yes I know Guiliani wasn't successful running for President. He still has insights).

I think we are all pretty familiar with what our culture is like now and how little real education goes on in the schools these days. If you want to make your argument for your candidate, then talk about what he would actually do. Cruz might have better true con supreme court picks, but I see no way in hell he'd ever get one confirmed, if elected. And I don't see how he can get elected if he doesn't start trying to court all those non-conservative voters out there.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 01:21 PM (5HBd1)

611 Sorry, but the ecological niche of people screaming on the internet about how Trump is a thousand year maggot and such seems pretty full.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 01:17 PM (kdS6q)


Fifty-year maggot, max.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 01:21 PM (s5o+q)

612 Ha. Trump's son is being interviewed on MSNBC and he is dropping amazings, luxuriouses and huges.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2016 01:22 PM (/tuJf)

613
I'm no Rubio fan but the internet is the only place that fucking couch potatoes that can't walk and chew gum at the same time think that there is no irony snarking on someone about a sports scholarship .
Posted by: Max Rockatansky



Division I school, in a no name conference, of a scrub association.

The average metropolitan high school team is more prestigious.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 01:22 PM (kdS6q)

614 596 I can't work out Flo as a spokes model. She does nothing for me than thinking "I'll have the hash browns"
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 01:18 PM (39g3+)

She's so annoying. A secular church lady selling insurance.

I like the cutie in the AT&T ads.

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 01:22 PM (cbfNE)

615 Lady Macbeth's Burnham bush came at Dunsinane.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 22, 2016 01:23 PM (Nwg0u)

616 If you guys see Noosa yoghurt in your grocery store buy it, especially the vanilla. Holy shit that stuff is good.

I have no connection to the company. Just a tip from a consumer. Best I've ever had.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 22, 2016 01:23 PM (xOoZ2)

617

The dog that doesn't bark still shits in the yard.

Posted by: Benito at February 22, 2016 01:23 PM (+zqYj)

618 I can't work out Flo as a spokes model. She does nothing for me than thinking "I'll have the hash browns"
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 22, 2016 01:18 PM (39g3+)


What she does for me is make me think "thank God we're with USAA."

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 01:23 PM (s5o+q)

619 They said I could avoid them if I went into a branch or used an ATM. Now, an ATM transaction has about the same marginal cost as an online transaction, which is to say virtually none.

But there's a Federal Regulation saying they have to charge me for more than 6 online savings withdrawals.

It's enough to make one a libertarian. Good God, under which of the Enumerated Powers does the bureaucracy get to tell me to use an ATM instead of my phone?

I thought I was being disciplined by keeping limited amounts in checking and making myself consciously take from savings to spend more. Sheesh.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 01:11 PM (1xUj/)

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

Good and welfare clause.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 22, 2016 01:23 PM (LXJ1e)

620 I expect the people citing originalist intent on citizenship will quietly nod in agreement if a President Trump shrugs his shoulders and admits he can't build a wall without congressional approval and Congress said no.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at February 22, 2016 01:24 PM (r4Ma1)

621 And three weird sisters AKA The View.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2016 01:24 PM (WOyz5)

622 If you guys see Noosa yoghurt in your grocery store buy it, especially the vanilla. Holy shit that stuff is good.


Hey, WTF???

Posted by: Quality Lace Wigs at February 22, 2016 01:24 PM (8ZskC)

623 I like the cutie in the AT&T ads.
Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 01:22 PM (cbfNE)


We all do.

It's those huge . . . eyes of hers. Yeah. The eyes.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 01:24 PM (s5o+q)

624 You can't defend Trump you can only spin for Trump.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 01:24 PM (nS+hx)

625 He told Howard Stern that all his sleeping around
during the HIV epidemic was his equivalent to Vietnam service. He put
his life on the line screwing hot supermodels.
Posted by: stace at February 22, 2016 01:15 PM (ozZau)
________

singing -- The Moscow Girls really knock me out, I'll leave the West behind --

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2016 01:24 PM (MIKMs)

626 It's been too long since we've discussed whether Flo does the dirty things in the no-no place.

Of course! Progressive chicks are easy.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 22, 2016 01:25 PM (ckvus)

627 >>>I'm no Rubio fan but the internet is the only place that fucking couch
potatoes that can't walk and chew gum at the same time think that there
is no irony snarking on someone about a sports scholarship .
Posted by: Max Rockatansky<<<




Did he ever catch 4 touchdowns in one game? No? Then he's a loser.

Posted by: Al Bundy at February 22, 2016 01:25 PM (H9MG5)

628 #9 must be deranged if he thinks Trump is going to do that well
He cited polls that he likes
Ignores all those that show Trump easily losing to Clinton

Posted by: Terry at February 22, 2016 01:26 PM (pTY38)

629 MSM will go after Trump ferociously
But they'll place nice nice with Cruz or Rubio
Got it.


They have already pulled out all the stops on Cruz and he has handled it rather well.
C3BIO hasn't had any serious attacks from the media yet, and he hasn't been able to handle the attacks from the other candidates without cover from the media.
Trump will have meltdown on camera when they finally go after him. He's been able to get away without debating the issues so far, but that won't work when he's one-on-one with the Dem nominee. And with the help of the MSM, he'll be eaten alive*.

*See McCain 2008 & Romney 2012, but multiplied by eleventy!

Posted by: db at February 22, 2016 01:26 PM (z4pSV)

630 His mother was a Scot, which ought to be enough to disqualify him.

They're filthy bog wallowers, the Scots. Scheming gingers wearing all the skirts so that the women can't have them. They invented whiskey as an excuse to not go out in boats and face real Vikings.

Have you seen Trainspotting? It's the natural end of all things Scot that they'd end up as welfare ridden heroin addicts.

The Scots form of Gaelic doesn't even have words for honesty or cleanliness.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, who is also part Scottish at February 22, 2016 12:48 PM (1xUj/)
***
Yep. Hadrian's Wall.....there's a reason the Romans did that....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (/33sy)


Hey now.

I wasn't going to share my Springbank with anyone anyway, but now I'm REALLY not going to share.

My clan's tartan is the gov't tartan worn by the Black Watch, nee Ladies from Hell, depending upon whom you believe.

So I'm fully certified to be an Internet Tough Guy.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 22, 2016 01:26 PM (7NKH4)

631 Of course! Progressive chicks are easy.


*snort*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 01:26 PM (1xUj/)

632 You can't defend Trump you can only spin for Trump.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 01:24 PM (nS+hx)

Sounds good bitch, hold my beer

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 01:26 PM (xuouz)

633 Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 22, 2016 01:23 PM (xOoZ2)

It is good, but I'm so used to non-fat yogurt that Noosa is almost like having a bowl of cream for breakfast.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 22, 2016 01:27 PM (u0lmX)

634

NB4 "I'm not a Rubio fan" defends Rubio's academic record too.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2016 01:27 PM (kdS6q)

635 Ace is awake.

Posted by: HH at February 22, 2016 01:27 PM (DrCtv)

636 "The NSA routinely shares illegally obtained information on Americans upon special request from US law enforcement agencies." I got no problem with violating the rights of jihadis even if they are American citizens.

We're facing the most ruthless sneaky bloodthirsty suicidal enemy in our nation's history. You know that they specialize in multiple simulateneous spectacular attacks. You know that as soon as they get A-bombs they're going to truck them into the USA. The only thing that can stop them is our vigilance.

Just wait until after the next 9/11-scale attack. Then you'll all be complaining "why didn't we connect the dots," "why didn't Agency A talk to Agency B," "why is our intelligence so lousy," "what could we have done differently," "why couldn't we see the warnings," "the Constitution isn't a suicide pact," etc.

I'm astonished at how many conservatives insist that we must not read what's on one dead jihadi's iPhone, because Principles and/or Slippery Slope. Just because we've had seven years of a lazy incompetent destructive progressive sh!t-for-brains president doesn't mean we suddenly have to swing the pendulum all the way to wanting the return of the impotent head-up-the-ass domestic security doctrine we had before 9/11.

Posted by: gp at February 22, 2016 01:27 PM (mk9aG)

637 603 Limbaugh just praised Tim Cook for standing up for our (privacy) rights.


Yep, when I think of a civil rights champion, first name I come up with is Cook's.


Can Yeb!'s foundation give Cook some kind of public service award? Doesn't Bush have time on his hands now.



Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2016 01:19 PM (QDnY+)


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


Cook is like a stopped clock. But I'm with Rush on praising his stand. It's called positive reinforcement. Sometimes it actually changes minds.

Posted by: Soona at February 22, 2016 01:27 PM (Fmupd)

638 They said I could avoid them if I went into a branch
or used an ATM. Now, an ATM transaction has about the same marginal
cost as an online transaction, which is to say virtually none.



But there's a Federal Regulation saying they have to charge me for more than 6 online savings withdrawals.



It's enough to make one a libertarian. Good God, under which of the
Enumerated Powers does the bureaucracy get to tell me to use an ATM
instead of my phone?



I thought I was being disciplined by keeping limited amounts in
checking and making myself consciously take from savings to spend more.
Sheesh.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 01:11 PM (1xUj/)


If memory serves, the 6 withdrawal limit from a Savings account has been there a while. I recall learning about it in Business Law classes circa 1981. Goes back to the days of opening a checking account (Negotiable Order Withdrawal account) and getting a free toaster. Something about differentiating a Savings account from a Checking account.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2016 01:27 PM (JO9+V)

639 He cited polls that he likes
Ignores all those that show Trump easily losing to Clinton
Posted by: Terry at February 22, 2016 01:26 PM (pTY3

You cite polls that you like.
Ignore all those that show Trump trouncing the Republican field.

See how easy that was? Isn't this fun?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 01:27 PM (xuouz)

640 His mother was a Scot, which ought to be enough to disqualify him.



They're filthy bog wallowers, the Scots. Scheming gingers wearing
all the skirts so that the women can't have them. They invented whiskey
as an excuse to not go out in boats and face real Vikings.



Have you seen Trainspotting? It's the natural end of all things Scot that they'd end up as welfare ridden heroin addicts.



The Scots form of Gaelic doesn't even have words for honesty or cleanliness.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, who is also part Scottish at February 22, 2016 12:48 PM (1xUj/)

***

Yep. Hadrian's Wall.....there's a reason the Romans did that....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 01:01 PM (/33sy)



Hey now.



I wasn't going to share my Springbank with anyone anyway, but now I'm REALLY not going to share.



My clan's tartan is the gov't tartan worn by the Black Watch, nee Ladies from Hell, depending upon whom you believe.



So I'm fully certified to be an Internet Tough Guy.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 22, 2016 01:26 PM


Begun, the Clan Wars have...

Posted by: Yoda at February 22, 2016 01:28 PM (bzd8I)

641 I like the cutie in the AT&T ads.

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 01:22 PM (cbfNE)

She was born in the Soviet Union so not eligible for President



*seriously

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 22, 2016 01:28 PM (/D5Lf)

642 Ace is awake.
Posted by: HH at February 22, 2016 01:27 PM (DrCtv)


And coming with the Hillary Hilarity.

Well, "coming" might not quite be the right word.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 01:29 PM (s5o+q)

643 Division I school, in a no name conference, of a scrub association.

Geez, do you carry your Heisman around with you, or just leave it on the mantle?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 22, 2016 01:29 PM (rwI+c)

644 You can't defend Trump you can only spin for Trump.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 01:24 PM (nS+hx)


Unlike most Republican presidential candidates Trump seems perfectly capable of defending himself, no need of assistance from anyone else.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ace Brand Banhammers, an Outrage Outlet Exclusive! at February 22, 2016 01:29 PM (hLRSq)

645
I like the cutie in the AT&T ads.
Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 01:22 PM (cbfNE)


No comparison. I think there's an argument, between the two of them, for a branching of the white person species.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 22, 2016 01:29 PM (7NKH4)

646 Begun, the Clan Wars have...
Posted by: Yoda at February 22, 2016 01:28 PM (bzd8I)


CLAN WARS, BEGUN THEY HAVE?

Posted by: Darth Sharpton at February 22, 2016 01:30 PM (s5o+q)

647 AT & T gal Milana Vayntrub


http://tinyurl.com/hbauwhx


Can you hear me now?

*'motorboating' noises

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 22, 2016 01:30 PM (/D5Lf)

648 I like the cutie in the AT&T ads.

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 01:22 PM (cbfNE)


_____________________________________________

Did you know she's a Russian Jew? Parents fled Russia when she was 3 due to religious persecution when Uzbekistan became independent; 25 years ago. Give the damn Muzzies their freedom and what's the first thing they do?

Posted by: NotCoach at February 22, 2016 01:30 PM (rsudF)

649 Begun, the Clan Wars have...>>>

Claymores vs Broadswords?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 22, 2016 01:30 PM (XtAzU)

650 I like the cutie in the AT&T ads.
Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2016 01:22 PM (cbfNE)

Chick's a babe.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 22, 2016 01:31 PM (xuouz)

651 Yep, when I think of a civil rights champion, first name I come up with is Cook's.

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2016 01:32 PM (w4NZ8)

652 Yes, it's interesting that most of the anti-Trumpers at the HQ (chemjeff and redbanzai excepted) turn out to be Rubio supporters.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2016 01:32 PM (WOyz5)

653 Give the damn Muzzies their freedom and what's the first thing they do?
Posted by: NotCoach at February 22, 2016 01:30 PM (rsudF)


Find an infidel to rape, usually.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 01:32 PM (s5o+q)

654 649 Begun, the Clan Wars have...>>>

Claymores vs Broadswords?
Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 22, 2016 01:30 PM (XtAzU)

Come to the dark side. We have bagpipes. And no pants.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 22, 2016 01:33 PM (7NKH4)

655 Nood. Ace rolled out of bed.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 22, 2016 01:34 PM (rsudF)

656 Yes, it's interesting that most of the anti-Trumpers at the HQ (chemjeff and redbanzai excepted) turn out to be Rubio supporters.


What's the count?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 22, 2016 01:35 PM (rwI+c)

657 Nood. Ace rolled out of bed.
Posted by: NotCoach at February 22, 2016 01:34 PM (rsudF)


Yeah, but this thread's got the AT&T chick.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 01:35 PM (s5o+q)

658 Yes, it's interesting that most of the anti-Trumpers at the HQ (chemjeff and redbanzai excepted) turn out to be Rubio supporters.


I haven't seen the correlation.

Also, I've hated Trump since Marco was 12 years old.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2016 01:36 PM (1xUj/)

659 Yeah, but this thread's got the AT&T chick.

Posted by: filbert at February 22, 2016 01:35 PM (s5o+q)


__________________________________________

Doing some reading on her. She's a refugee shill, but I guess everyone in Hollywood is.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 22, 2016 01:37 PM (rsudF)

660 My clan's tartan is the gov't tartan worn by the Black Watch
Posted by: TexasDan at February 22, 2016 01:26 PM (7NKH4)



Howdy cousin! There's some Munro in my lineage (but I'm Clan Cunningham).

Posted by: Country Singer at February 22, 2016 01:37 PM (8Y7+f)

661 When I first heard of Hadrian's Wall many decades ago, I couldnt figure out how it kept anyone out. It was only a couple of feet tall. But it was very effective. It was on something called a geological shelf which dropped 40 feet and then the wall it'self rose I dont know how many 10s of feet.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 22, 2016 01:37 PM (iQIUe)

662 654 649 Begun, the Clan Wars have...>>>

Claymores vs Broadswords?
Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 22, 2016 01:30 PM (XtAzU)

Come to the dark side. We have bagpipes. And no pants.
Posted by: TexasDan at February 22, 2016 01:33 PM (7NKH4)
**
Scots are a tough bunch, though, all kidding aside.

Romans send a patrol up into the lands of the Pictae - the blue-painted heathen forebears of the Buckfast-addled welfare addicts who fill the place today. Patrol returned, and reported:

"Land is marshy and cold; little agriculture, mostly pastoralism, no towns or cities of any appreciable size."

"And what about the people?"

"Wild, vicious, bearded lunatics."

"And their women?"

"Those were the women, sir."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 01:38 PM (lutOX)

663 Fine. I'll start an official count and update it periodically.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2016 01:39 PM (WOyz5)

664 http://tinyurl.com/jxp7tbq

Posted by: Joanne at February 22, 2016 01:21 PM (hgBpU)


Yup.

Great article on what Cruz needs to do.


People want a bastard this time around. They want their bastard in the White House. Someone who will stand strong with them.

Not another limp dishrag from the GOPe.


I also agree that Carson's been a weasel prick obsessing on a loss that was through his lack of effort. And Cruz owes him nothing, much less another apology.

Looks like Obsessive Stabby Ben never really went away.

He needs to go back to where he really is a great man- neurosurgery. And stop ruining his own reputation.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 22, 2016 01:39 PM (0cMkb)

665 652 Yes, it's interesting that most of the anti-Trumpers at the HQ (chemjeff and redbanzai excepted) turn out to be Rubio supporters.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2016 01:32 PM (WOyz5)

I'm a Cruz supporter and will never vote for Trump.

Posted by: stace at February 22, 2016 01:40 PM (ozZau)

666 I don't have to spin anything. Trump is not my champion and does not need my defense. He does speak to the one issue that is what I will be voting on, and that's immigration. And he is not a professional politician. I get that having a novice running is an iffy proposition.

But we have had Trump shut down the War on Women meme by pointing out Hillary's behavior. And we've now had the Bush Lied, People Died line of attack shut down. And there's that report, which I discredit but really hope is true, that 25% of Federal employees would consider changing jobs if Trump wins.

Please, let me know what you have that Cruz can point to as an accomplishment so far.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 01:41 PM (5HBd1)

667 Does anyone have a recommendation for a good browser on an android phone?

I have heard about"Brave" and I like the idea that Brendan Eich, the guy who was hounded out of Mozilla is in charge there but it seems to be in Beta and I don't feel like being part of the test team.

The main consideration is that many of the ads that run on Ace's site seem to be actively malevolent. A browser that would just show the ads without running all their tracking and malware scripts would be great.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 22, 2016 01:43 PM (MpvuV)

668 I miss the T-Mobile chick.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at February 22, 2016 01:45 PM (BDZWU)

669 Posted by: naturalfake at February 22, 2016 01:39 PM (0cMkb)

Cruz also needs to make an example of Rick Tyler. If Tyler had any balls, he would resign.

Both of Cruz's spokespeople need to be yanked and replaced by conservative Stephanopoulos types - can't remember the woman's name but she's dreadful.

Posted by: Joanne at February 22, 2016 01:45 PM (hgBpU)

670 And I respect that, stace. But the pro-Rubio anti-Trumpers are really pulling for amnesty and someone who really sold out his voters and conservatism (and not just might sell it out) so their hypocrisy should be pointed out. BTW, Tall Dave is one of them for a name I just recalled.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2016 01:46 PM (WOyz5)

671 When I first heard of Hadrian's Wall many decades ago, I couldnt figure out how it kept anyone out. It was only a couple of feet tall. But it was very effective. It was on something called a geological shelf which dropped 40 feet and then the wall it'self rose I dont know how many 10s of feet.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 22, 2016 01:37 PM (iQIUe)

Fun fact: Hadrian's Wall served as the inspiration for The Wall in George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire novels. Which everybody knows as the HBO show that's named after the first book.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at February 22, 2016 01:47 PM (BDZWU)

672 I cut the cheese on your feces wingnuts!

*hic*

-H

Posted by: OneIronMacGuffin at February 22, 2016 01:49 PM (NjX7M)

673 As far as Carson going back to surgery, surgeons are medical athletes and like any other athletes there comes a time when you are no longer as good as you once were and it is time to look for a new career.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 22, 2016 01:50 PM (MpvuV)

674 People want a bastard this time around. They want their bastard in the White House. Someone who will stand strong with them.



Not another limp dishrag from the GOPe.





I also agree that Carson's been a weasel prick obsessing on a loss
that was through his lack of effort. And Cruz owes him nothing, much
less another apology.



Looks like Obsessive Stabby Ben never really went away.



He needs to go back to where he really is a great man- neurosurgery. And stop ruining his own reputation.





Posted by: naturalfake at February 22, 2016 01:39 PM (0cMkb)

I agree with what you are saying but will point out that Trump has only ever been and will never be anything but his own bastard.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 01:51 PM (OrI3J)

675 I go with Ann Barnhardt's rule:

The culture has degraded such that seeking and/or holding office, especially national-level office, is, in and of itself, proof that a given person is psychologically and morally unfit to hold public office.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 01:57 PM (5HBd1)

676 And we've now had the Bush Lied, People Died line of attack shut down.

It hasn't been shut down, it's been intensified. The phone calls are coming from inside the house.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at February 22, 2016 01:58 PM (kCfMX)

677 Defining "Moderate" down: Hadrian's Wall was the fallback position.
The Antonine Wall is where it's at, baby.
Unless you're Blue Like Us.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 01:58 PM (xq1UY)

678
As far as Carson going back to surgery, surgeons are medical athletes
and like any other athletes there comes a time when you are no longer as
good as you once were and it is time to look for a new career.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 22, 2016 01:50 PM (MpvuV)


If I am recalling correctly, Carson retired from doing surgery in 2013 so he probably is just going to go fishing (or whatever) when he drops out.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 01:58 PM (OrI3J)

679 I go with Ann Barnhardt's rule:



The culture has degraded such that seeking and/or holding office,
especially national-level office, is, in and of itself, proof that a
given person is psychologically and morally unfit to hold public office.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 01:57 PM (5HBd1)

That is similar to what my older son said... anyone who actually wants to hold office ought to be automatically disqualified from hold office.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 02:01 PM (OrI3J)

680 @678


Carson doesn't have to do surgery.

There are plenty of med schools that would love to have him as either a teacher or visiting professor.

His experience is beyond value.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 22, 2016 02:01 PM (0cMkb)

681 Did I just get Willowed?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 02:01 PM (OrI3J)

682 The Dems can't run on the Bush meme, if Trump is the nominee. It would not make sense. You'd have both sides saying the Iraq war was a mistake. That means it's not an issue.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 22, 2016 02:06 PM (5HBd1)

683 @102. Turning my hair gruyère.

Posted by: Doubting Thomasina at February 22, 2016 02:30 PM (PY1TC)

684 Post Bush, the establishment sure loves itself some Rubio:

Rubio gets new wave of establishment endorsements

http://is.gd/TdaIaO

Posted by: batter at February 22, 2016 05:02 PM (nmtES)

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