Wednesday Morning News Dump 2/24/16 [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

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1 Helloooooo. Anybody home?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 24, 2016 07:51 AM (df5V4)

2 First

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at February 24, 2016 07:51 AM (kZNQE)

3 Third!

Posted by: ZombieDachshund at February 24, 2016 07:52 AM (Rl5h+)

4 Morning! I got nuthin.. Did Vic post any news items in the ONT?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 07:53 AM (UpGcq)

5

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 24, 2016 07:53 AM (HSmrB)

6 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 24, 2016 07:53 AM (ZQfW9)

7 I guess the only question left is who will be the Not Sure to Donald Trump's President Camacho.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at February 24, 2016 07:54 AM (kZNQE)

8 Clarification:

DHS lost 165 firearms...that they know of.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 07:55 AM (659DL)

9 "And the winner of the NV Caucus is....."


Pain and pestilence.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 24, 2016 07:55 AM (Dj0WE)

10 That news item about killings and shootings doubled in Chicago compared to this time last year was to be expected.

Weather has been very mild.. very little snow on the ground.. the thugs only stay in when the weather is crappy.

Gang bangers gotta gang bang!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 07:55 AM (UpGcq)

11 Rats, not in time for the Trump/Rubio/Cruz spot in the posting order. I'll have to content myself with Jim Jim The Dog Faced Boy.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 24, 2016 07:56 AM (eytER)

12 Flashing ad on the top of this thread: "C-cup in 3 weeks."

And now I must go to work. Driving in the snow. With my high beams on.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 24, 2016 07:56 AM (Dj0WE)

13 So certainly...assuming he's still in the running when the VA primary rolls around, I'm voting Cruz.

If I can't have Cruz, I'm happy to inflict Trump upon the GOP.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 24, 2016 07:57 AM (eytER)

14 That news item about killings and shootings doubled in Chicago compared to this time last year was to be expected.

Weather has been very mild.. very little snow on the ground.. the thugs only stay in when the weather is crappy.

Gang bangers gotta gang bang!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 07:55 AM (UpGcq)


Come on, most of that must be attributable to overzealous Cubs fans.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 24, 2016 07:57 AM (Dj0WE)

15 Has Rubio declared victory yet?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 07:58 AM (UpGcq)

16 So Teh Bitch is going to "withhold consent?"

Dude is starting to sound like General Jack D. Ripper: "I deny them my essence."

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 07:58 AM (D+xyy)

17 "We're finally going to win the World Series this year!! Here, lemme shove this between your ribs."

Posted by: BurtTC at February 24, 2016 07:58 AM (Dj0WE)

18 Has Rubio declared victory yet?

Those bronze medals are gold, baby!!!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 07:59 AM (659DL)

19
DAY 1,205

258 to go (331 to Inauguration Day )

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

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 07:59 AM (zLP1L)

20 2
First



Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at February 24, 2016 07:51 AM (kZNQE)
how rubioesque

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 24, 2016 07:59 AM (0O7c5)

21 That news item about killings and shootings doubled in Chicago compared to this time last year was to be expected.

Weather has been very mild.. very little snow on the ground.. the thugs only stay in when the weather is crappy.

Gang bangers gotta gang bang!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 07:55 AM (UpGcq)



Even when we've had some crappier weather it hasn't slowed down the shootings. Chicago really needs some gun control laws or maybe more of those stickers of guns with a red line through them.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2016 08:00 AM (45oDG)

22
The real winner of the primaries is the Bush campaign's advisor. He pocketed $14 million.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:00 AM (zLP1L)

23 The good thing about the Chicago murder rate is that it has dropped this month. The bad thing about the Chicago murder rate is that it was batshit crazy off the charts in January. Who could top that? I'm still dismayed that they arrested no one for murdering the entire family of 6 in their home.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 24, 2016 08:00 AM (iQIUe)

24 That news item about killings and shootings doubled in Chicago compared to this time last year was to be expected.


Weather has been very mild.. very little snow on the ground.. the thugs only stay in when the weather is crappy.


Gang bangers gotta gang bang!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 07:55 AM (UpGcq)


Come on, most of that must be attributable to overzealous Cubs fans
Posted by: BurtTC at February 24, 2016 07:57 AM (Dj0WE)

________

Nah, its the Ricketts family that has done it.

http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2016/02/22/ donald-trump-goes-after-the-family-that-owns-the-chicago-cubs/

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2016 08:02 AM (MIKMs)

25
Flashing ad on the top of this thread: "C-cup in 3 weeks."

And now I must go to work. Driving in the snow. With my high beams on. Posted by: BurtTC at February 24, 2016 07:56 AM (Dj0WE)

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With c-cups in 3 week? No wonder your high beams are on.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 24, 2016 08:03 AM (KlVdw)

26 The real winner of the primaries is the Bush campaign's advisor. He pocketed $14 million.

This says more about:

A. Jeb's judgement [ ]

B. The character of the advisor [ ]

C. The Age of Stupid[sup]tm[/sup] [X]

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 08:03 AM (659DL)

27
Trump is a disgusting vulgarian, but the thought of Dondi as the candidate is making me ill.

And it's time for Ben Carson to get the fuck out of the race, but he's turning into a sore loser/cash machine.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:03 AM (zLP1L)

28 DAMMIT, Pixy. What is the tag for superscript?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 08:03 AM (659DL)

29
2
First


Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at February 24, 2016 07:51 AM (kZNQE)
how rubioesque
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 24, 2016 07:59 AM (0O7c5)

----
Thread winner!

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 24, 2016 08:04 AM (KlVdw)

30 Norway Prepares for Swedish Collapse

The Norwegian Prime Minister is pushing emergency legislation that would allow Norway to close the border with Sweden and reject all Swedish refugees in case Sweden collapses due to being overrun with their own immigrants and refugees.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11196

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 24, 2016 08:04 AM (vBeA5)

31 So how long before HILLARY! sends all her staff who now can be compelled to testify messages to brace themselves and to screw their courage to the sticking place on the back of postcards from Fort Marcy Park?

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at February 24, 2016 08:04 AM (Ojki1)

32 This is an unbelievable read.
I could not stop reading it.

WHINY MILLENNIAL AND ENGLISH LIT MAJOR BEGS YELP CEO TO PAY FOR HER FOOD AND HEATING -- GETS FIRED 2 HOURS LATER!!

Another whiny Millennial has made the news with her idiotic pathetic demand that others take care of her. This time it was a pathetic wretch named Talia Jane who wrote an open letter to the CEO of the company she was working for, begging that he pay for her poor choices in life.

Here are some excerpts from her moronic post:


http://bit.ly/21eMIBW

I was mesmerized. This is what the new generation has become.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 08:04 AM (qCMvj)

33 TRUMP!

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 08:05 AM (LXJ1e)

34 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:03 AM (zLP1L)

Carson reminds me of Palin five or six years ago. she had good things...important things...to say, and said them best outside of government.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 24, 2016 08:05 AM (Zu3d9)

35
@13

Yep. Cruz is my guy...but if Cruz isn't around when the Wisconsin primary happens...I'll also be happy to inflict Trump upon the GOPe.




Seven YEARS of Boehner and McConnell rolling over for Obama was a bit much.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at February 24, 2016 08:06 AM (Qj6zv)

36 Trump is a slimeball, but it doesn't seem to matter what he says or does, it's the Obama phenomenon, he says a few things people like, so they put on their rose colored glasses. He said he could shoot somebody and not lose his voters, he can call women bimbo's and on an on, but rather than looking at this liar and panderers real record, listening to his own words and seeing his own actions, it seems his supporters would rather plug their ears and cover their eyes. We've lived with a cult like figure for the last 7 years, it appears that another egomaniac king wannabe might actually get elected by his cult followers as well. It is really a sad day for this country when someone like Trump, Clinton, and Sanders are who the people want to lead this amazing country. I personally cannot hold my nose and vote for him, I will pop the cork and watch the burning times from my t.v.

Posted by: spypeach at February 24, 2016 08:06 AM (nyYhO)

37 What could go wrong?

Brazil plans to zap mosquitoes with radiation to combat Zika.

http://tinyurl.com/hyfynhb

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 08:07 AM (659DL)

38 22
The real winner of the primaries is the Bush campaign's advisor. He pocketed $14 million.
________________

Yeah, what was that? Did that guy get a percentage of Bush's take, or something? The fact that Bush would pay that idiot so much money for nothing is reason enough not to vote for el Jeb.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 24, 2016 08:07 AM (df5V4)

39 The law against bring those detainees here was overridden by a hidden codicil in the 2016 defense authorization act. Nobody heard about it and the congress didn't mention it. Sold out again.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:07 AM (t2KH5)

40 Happy rainy wet hump day.

Posted by: Beth M at February 24, 2016 08:07 AM (kiy9d)

41
Arf!

Arf!

Arf!

Arf!

Arf!

Are!

Arf!

Arf!

...

Posted by: Hillary's Asshole Barking At Her Pussy at February 24, 2016 08:08 AM (KUa85)

42 I was mesmerized. This is what the new generation has become."

Nah, the idiots have been with us always. We just get to see them now.

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at February 24, 2016 08:08 AM (C9pBZ)

43 I dont blame Talia for bitching. For the tech/social media people in the bay area to yap about social justice, they shd pay their employees a living wage. Talia's mistake was bashing her boss publicly and thinking she wd not get fired.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 24, 2016 08:08 AM (iQIUe)

44 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 08:04 AM (qCMvj)

That is just fvcking awesome!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 24, 2016 08:09 AM (Zu3d9)

45
It really is disheartening to me that we have an opportunity that maybe comes along once in a generation if not longer to expose and destroy what the Democrat/Left has done and is doing.

But look what Trump is doing. He's tapped into the rage of the people but instead of articulating a vision of why things are the way they are, he's throwing obscenities all around and shouting liar liar at his detractors.

And then Rubio is just a bald-faced lying turd establishment flunky.

The last grains of America are slipping through our fingers.

Despair.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:09 AM (zLP1L)

46 Thank goodness Morning Mika has Joe Blow to trash Republicans. Lead the way Joe. You said that 9 out of 10 guests lean left. At least you have a semi-Repub to lead the trash talk!

Posted by: Hadoop at February 24, 2016 08:09 AM (2X7pN)

47 On the Clinton stuff


FLAMING SKULL


A federal court ruled on Tuesday that a watchdog group could request testimony from Hillary Clinton's State Department aides in connection with her private email server, a decision that could eventually lead to a subpoena for Hillary Clinton.


The $64K question (how many Morons remember where that came from) is will the aids rat her out? Also, they will be questioned under oath and their last name is not Clinton so they will not be able to skate on perjury.


http://tinyurl.com/zforgxh

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:09 AM (t2KH5)

48 DAMMIT, Pixy. What is the tag for superscript?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 08:03 AM (659DL)


There is none. The ™ symbol is self-superscripting. You have to use the unicode:



Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2016 08:10 AM (zc3Db)

49 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 08:04 AM (qCMvj)

That is just fvcking awesome!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 24, 2016 08:09 AM (Zu3d9)


yea, it's so alien to me
every word she said

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 08:10 AM (qCMvj)

50 Late winter storms strike Louisiana. Late winter?

It's February. Hello.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 08:10 AM (qUNWi)

51 Sorry, ... typo. That's

™

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2016 08:11 AM (zc3Db)

52 I was mesmerized. This is what the new generation has become.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 08:04 AM


Whiny Little Immature Jerk made only one mistake: she should have posted this to Shrillery. Shrillery CARES about people like her, and wants to give them all sorts of Free Shit and Safe Spaces.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 08:11 AM (D+xyy)

53 On snake island thing my recommendation yesterday was for residents in the area to obtain a shitpot of brown recluse spiders and colonies of fire ants and distribute them around the MA statehouse.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:11 AM (t2KH5)

54 That study on sea levels is absolute BS.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:12 AM (t2KH5)

55 49 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 08:04 AM (qCMvj)

That is just fvcking awesome!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 24, 2016 08:09 AM (Zu3d9)

yea, it's so alien to me
every word she said
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 08:10 AM (qCMvj)


Rush had a great bit about some braindead chick manning the phone banks for Bernardo Sandino and sobbing about the cruel knuckledragging conservatives who said mean things to her.

Comedy gold, were it not for the fact that she is one of too may out there who can vote.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:12 AM (zLP1L)

56 The Norwegian Prime Minister is pushing emergency legislation that would allow Norway to close the border with Sweden and reject all Swedish refugees in case Sweden collapses due to being overrun with their own immigrants and refugees.
____________________

Read a story yesterday that said Sweden is now housing @ 1800 "refugees" on a luxury liner, complete with swimming pools, game rooms, theaters, dining halls, etc., at a cost of $100k per day. Also said Sweden is now spending more than 14x its national defense budget on "refugee" care (and it's borrowing that money too). The level of insanity there is off the charts.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 24, 2016 08:12 AM (df5V4)

57 Trump Bombadillo.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 08:12 AM (qUNWi)

58 WHINY MILLENNIAL AND ENGLISH LIT MAJOR BEGS YELP CEO TO PAY FOR HER FOOD AND HEATING -- GETS FIRED 2 HOURS LATER!!
.............

Here's a response:

29-year-old millennial rips 25-year-old Yelp employee who got fired after complaining about her salary

http://tinyurl.com/h5xkk6h

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 08:13 AM (UpGcq)

59 This is what how she describes herself on Twitter

Lady Murderface @itsa_talia

comedy - writing - better at thinking about things than actually doing them


good Lord, it just keep getting worse

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 08:13 AM (qCMvj)

60 The grim news out of Chicago is that it is still run by incompetent Democrats and the unions which is the reason they have so many problems.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:13 AM (t2KH5)

61 56 Hey better than to self destruct than be heartless,amirite?

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2016 08:13 AM (B48dK)

62 "instead of articulating a vision of why things are the way they are"

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We KNOW why things are the way they are and no more articulation is needed. So-called visions have gotten us no where.

Posted by: Skeezix at February 24, 2016 08:14 AM (WnCSK)

63
Here's a response:

29-year-old millennial rips 25-year-old Yelp employee who got fired after complaining about her salary

http://tinyurl.com/h5xkk6h
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 08:13 AM (UpGcq)


sweet, thx

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 08:14 AM (qCMvj)

64 4
Morning! I got nuthin.. Did Vic post any news items in the ONT?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 07:53 AM (UpGcq)

There are 7 pages worth in the Trump thread

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:14 AM (t2KH5)

65 http://bit.ly/21eMIBW

I was mesmerized. This is what the new generation has become.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 08:04 AM

She believes what every 25 year old in this shithole believes. Ready to be a leader of the F S A.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2016 08:14 AM (EZebt)

66 My blog post today is my 3rd banned book post for thus year, and it's only February!

It's about feminists purging Twitter of RS McCain and his book.

Link in nic or

http://www.bookhorde.org/2016/02/banned-by-twitter-rsmccain.html


Oh, if anyone uses disqus to comment on McCain's blog, I would be in your debt if you let him know I blogged his book. Thanks.
His blog is http://theothermccain.com/

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 08:15 AM (cbfNE)

67 The last grains of America are slipping through our fingers.

Despair.
..........
Fully agree, J.J.

I think Trump has probably guaranteed Rubio the VEEP spot if he stays in.. it looks like a done deal..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 08:15 AM (UpGcq)

68 Well, the Donald J Trump "Elect Hillary" tour continues unabated...

Posted by: Mr Wizard at February 24, 2016 08:15 AM (X/2ij)

69 They bitch about the poor accommodations or crowded ones but they are either one family in a sleeping space or a dorm set up which is akin to a university. There are common areas, too. If I was some place safe, warm, and with food, I would not complain.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 24, 2016 08:15 AM (iQIUe)

70 I rly dnt lk teh scial mdia abbreviations.

Fkem.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 24, 2016 08:16 AM (u5gzz)

71 Good morning all.

From this date in 1944- Anzio, Italy

Feb 24, 1944 - The EZ Dog Journal
Still tight. PW report has it that Gerry will push us off the beachhead by the 28th. Somehow I think he forgot to include Gen. Truscott in his planning conference.



Large numbers of German prisoners of war (PW's) were taken during the big German counteroffensive and intelligence gathered from them indicated that the Germans were expecting to quickly repulse the invasion. That wasn't to be. The announcement of General Lucian Truscott as VI Corps commander had a strong effect on morale, evident in the last sentence of today's journal entry.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 24, 2016 08:16 AM (NeFrd)

72 This is what how she describes herself on Twitter

Lady Murderface @itsa_talia

comedy - writing - better at thinking about things than actually doing them

good Lord, it just keep getting worse
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 08:13 AM (qCMvj)


Life is tough, but it's tougher if your stupid.

Posted by: John Wayne at February 24, 2016 08:16 AM (Ojki1)

73 Thoughts which drive me from my bed:

That long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evincing a design to reduce us under absolute Despotism just keeps getting longer!



My voice shall you hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto you, and will look up. For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you. The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity....

Posted by: mindful webworker - sunrise and sunshine at February 24, 2016 08:16 AM (DUqif)

74 The BLM always pulls this shit where they try to take over some one else's protest. It's cheaper and they have to do less work.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 24, 2016 08:16 AM (iQIUe)

75
Read a story yesterday that said Sweden is now housing @ 1800 "refugees" on a luxury liner, complete with swimming pools, game rooms, theaters, dining halls, etc., at a cost of $100k per day. Also said Sweden is now spending more than 14x its national defense budget on "refugee" care (and it's borrowing that money too). The level of insanity there is off the charts.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 24, 2016 08:12 AM (df5V4)

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It's like Sweden slit its wrist to commit suicide.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 08:17 AM (LXJ1e)

76 The BLM always pulls this shit where they try to take over some one else's protest. It's cheaper and they have to do less work.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 24, 2016 08:16 AM (iQIUe)


They're natural parasites.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2016 08:18 AM (zc3Db)

77 Well....Sweden .....tHX for ABBA, Volvos, and Bjorn Borg.

Keep in touch.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 08:19 AM (qUNWi)

78 62 "instead of articulating a vision of why things are the way they are"

----

We KNOW why things are the way they are and no more articulation is needed. So-called visions have gotten us no where.
Posted by: Skeezix at February 24, 2016 08:14 AM (WnCSK)


Too many mouth breathers don't. Calling Ted Cruz a liar and sick for using Trump's own words in an ad is utterly moronic.

Besides that, he just bloviates but has no substantive command of the issues and his fabulous border wall has a huge ass door in it to allow the people he boots out to touch their toe in Mexico and then come back for amnesty.

Trump is only interested in one thing: TRUMP. He will sell us down the river as fast as Ryan and Rubio.

That is if he actually wins the presidency.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:19 AM (zLP1L)

79 How many times will they cry 'wolf'?

I know the dry, sponge-like continents have been soaking up all these rising sea levels.

But I'm concerned that when they get soggy enough, they're going to tump over!

Posted by: mindful webworker - glub at February 24, 2016 08:20 AM (DUqif)

80 So, will all those folks who told me to "hold my nose and vote for Romney, even though he sucks", hold THEIR noses and vote for Trump?

Hmm?

Posted by: GMan at February 24, 2016 08:20 AM (sxq57)

81 Also said Sweden is now spending more than 14x its national defense budget on "refugee" care



What's that? 28 bucks?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 08:20 AM (JWzxO)

82 If those firearms end up with Mexican drug cartels, that'll be just fine.

Because gun control.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 08:21 AM (bpn7O)

83 The last grains of America are slipping through our fingers.



Despair.

..........

Fully agree, J.J.



I think Trump has probably guaranteed Rubio the VEEP spot if he stays in.. it looks like a done deal..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 08:15 AM (UpGcq)
__________
If DT has an establishment VP, the GOP opens the purse. His small investment using his celebrity turns into billions.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2016 08:21 AM (MIKMs)

84 81 Also said Sweden is now spending more than 14x its national defense budget on "refugee" care

What's that? 28 bucks?
Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 08:20 AM (JWzxO)


Sweden's national defense budget is like 85% provided by America. And that's why socialism works so well there, or did, until other peoples' money ran out. And muzzy rape rape.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:22 AM (zLP1L)

85 74
The BLM always pulls this shit where they try to take over some one else's protest. It's cheaper and they have to do less work.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 24, 2016 08:16 AM (iQIUe)


They always pull this shit in urban areas where they know they can get away with it because the city is ran by Democrats. Think London and the rampaging yoots a few years ago. The mayor let them do it until eventually they tried to burn the city down. That is coming here.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:22 AM (t2KH5)

86 Man, some of the records are getting old.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 24, 2016 08:23 AM (I0sxh)

87 "Well, the Donald J Trump "Elect Hillary" tour continues unabated..."

Looking at the way the Cruz campaign has been run do we honestly think Ted would have a better chance at this point? It has been suprisingly awful as of late. At least Trump is winning and generating turnout.

Posted by: Skeezix at February 24, 2016 08:23 AM (WnCSK)

88 Accuweather has a poll up: "Does a candidate's position on global warming affect on your vote? Yes/No"

Er...uh...

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 24, 2016 08:24 AM (u5gzz)

89 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 08:24 AM (DUoqb)

90 I think Trump has probably guaranteed Rubio the VEEP spot if he stays in.. it looks like a done deal..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 08:15 AM (UpGcq)


LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2016 08:24 AM (zc3Db)

91 When the GOPe welcomes Trump into the fold and Trump cozies up to them what will the Trump kool-aid drinkers and haters of the GOPe do then? Inflict Donald onto the GOPe my ass, Everything this dude has been saying (and backpedaling) the last few months sure is being overlooked by his supporters.

Posted by: JROD at February 24, 2016 08:24 AM (wnwJC)

92 83 If DT has an establishment VP, the GOP opens the purse. His small investment using his celebrity turns into billions.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2016 08:21 AM (MIKMs)


So Trump POTUS, Dondi Veep, Jeb Sec of State, Kasich Treasury Sec.


WINNING!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:24 AM (zLP1L)

93 I thought sea levels started receding seven years ago.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 08:25 AM (bpn7O)

94
Trump is only interested in one thing: TRUMP. He will sell us down the river as fast as Ryan and Rubio.


That may very well be true.

What is the GOP interested in? it isn't us.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 24, 2016 08:25 AM (326rv)

95 So, will all those folks who told me to "hold my
nose and vote for Romney, even though he sucks", hold THEIR noses and
vote for Trump?
Hmm?

Posted by: GMan at February 24, 2016 08:20 AM


Clearly not. They are so wrapped in their "Trump is a Big Mean Meanie who is Really Mean and Not Nice and says Bad Words!!11!!" that they can't bring themselves to risk getting cooties by voting for him.

Much as they bad-rap Dondi, the Cruzers could have gone with him, because Republican.

But the butthurt is so strong that it seems many of the Cruzer Division of the True Conservatives Army will either sit this one out or vote for Shrillery. That'll teach us a lesson!

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 08:25 AM (D+xyy)

96 I see the Trump haters are up and out today ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 08:25 AM (DUoqb)

97 96 I see the Trump haters are up and out today ha?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 08:25 AM (DUoqb)


Say, what?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:26 AM (zLP1L)

98 Eh. its a morning

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful o' Doom at February 24, 2016 08:26 AM (3ZtZW)

99 It's going to be a pleasant day at the HQ.

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2016 08:26 AM (B48dK)

100 We are at 92 posts and I already see two comments for people I have never seen before.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:26 AM (t2KH5)

101 But the butthurt is so strong that it seems many of the Cruzer Division of the True Conservatives Army will either sit this one out or vote for Shrillery. That'll teach us a lesson!
Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 08:25 AM (D+xyy)

Nah I don't think so. They will vote for Trump in the General Election.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 08:26 AM (DUoqb)

102 I read somewhere that if Cruz wins more than 50% of Texas he gets all the Texas delegates which would be 150
True?

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 08:26 AM (cbfNE)

103 Morning horde.


These headlines don't contain enough descriptive information and are not the proper point size NOR font!

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 08:26 AM (/D5Lf)

104 92 Are you certain Kasich wouldn't be a better choice for Postmaster General?

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2016 08:27 AM (e3bId)

105 94 That may very well be true.

What is the GOP interested in? it isn't us.
Posted by: Blue Hen at February 24, 2016 08:25 AM (326rv)


Well that is a known known. Trump is a known unknown.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:27 AM (zLP1L)

106 It's going to be a pleasant day at the HQ.
Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2016 08:26 AM (B48dK)

I certainly hope not. What would be the fun of that?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 08:27 AM (DUoqb)

107 104 92 Are you certain Kasich wouldn't be a better choice for Postmaster General?
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2016 08:27 AM (e3bId)


Heh. Give that to his dad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:27 AM (zLP1L)

108 Nah I don't think so. They will vote for Trump in the General Election.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 08:26 AM (DUoqb)

Yep.

Dondi on the other hand.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 08:27 AM (/D5Lf)

109 And off to the barrel I go.

Bye.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 24, 2016 08:28 AM (PFy0L)

110 Oh dear.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2016 08:28 AM (e3bId)

111 109 Enjoy your stay in the barrel.

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2016 08:29 AM (B48dK)

112 I don't know what I don't know about Trump.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 08:29 AM (qUNWi)

113 93
I thought sea levels started receding seven years ago.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 08:25 AM (bpn7O)

Sea levels rise and fall all over the place but when you look at the actual values they have changed since we started measuring them. The small changes have all been within the measurement accuracy of the measuring protocols.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:29 AM (t2KH5)

114 Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 24, 2016 08:28 AM (PFy0L)

You broke my scrollwheel!!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2016 08:29 AM (zc3Db)

115
Too many mouth breathers don't. Calling Ted Cruz a liar and sick for using Trump's own words in an ad is utterly moronic.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:19 AM (zLP1L)

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

Here is one of Cruz's own campaign team members calling him a liar.

"There's a difference between hyperbole and an actual lie, and unfortunately Senator Cruz has repeated lies repeatedly on the campaign trail."

Link in nic.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 08:29 AM (LXJ1e)

116 >> Chicago really needs some gun control laws or maybe more of
those stickers of guns with a red line through them.

Just declare the whole city of Chicago a Gun-Free Zone#143; and be done with it.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 24, 2016 08:29 AM (sOhww)

117 Stop....

Barrel Time!!!

*dances like a cracka MC Hammer

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 08:30 AM (YqcVw)

118 Well...this mornin just got a whole lot worse for the phone using morans.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 08:30 AM (qUNWi)

119 12 Flashing ad on the top of this thread: "C-cup in 3 weeks."

And now I must go to work. Driving in the snow. With my high beams on.


Heh. ICWYDT.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 24, 2016 08:30 AM (HMt16)

120 Dondi on the other hand.
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 08:27 AM (/D5Lf)

Dondi would have me voting Libertarian (if one even gets on the ballot here), otherwise try to find the right candidate to write in. Mirror Universe Dondi perhaps?

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at February 24, 2016 08:30 AM (Ojki1)

121 But there was progress on another front. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said they were close to agreement on a U.N. resolution to punish North Korea after its recent nuclear test and rocket launch.

LMAO

Yeah i sure. Maybe they will sanction the delivery of the Dear Leaders Lego Pieces for 6 months or something. My G-D, kerry is the world dumbest SOB. What a sucker

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 08:30 AM (DUoqb)

122 Maybe Trump is exactly what this country needs/deserves.

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2016 08:30 AM (B48dK)

123 Looks like comment deleted.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 08:31 AM (qUNWi)

124 116 >> Chicago really needs some gun control laws or maybe more of
those stickers of guns with a red line through them.

I wonder if bringing a sticker of a gun with a red line through it to school would get you arrested.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 24, 2016 08:31 AM (HMt16)

125 Two thumbs up, here too, for the fine news dump.

Posted by: goon at February 24, 2016 08:31 AM (gy5kE)

126 102 I read somewhere that if Cruz wins more than 50% of Texas he gets all the Texas delegates which would be 150
True?
Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 08:26 AM (cbfNE)

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

I've read that too. But it seems unlikely that he will break 50%.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 08:31 AM (LXJ1e)

127 Trump supporters=Obama supporters

Just like Obamas nut swingers projected all their fantasies onto Barak, Trump supporters do the same thing. Loathing of Trump is based on fact. Pretty revealing if you actually listen to what he says.

Posted by: JROD at February 24, 2016 08:32 AM (wnwJC)

128 Sweet Baby Jesus, what the hell am I sitting on in here.....?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 24, 2016 08:32 AM (eytER)

129 Come to me, GOP...

Posted by: The Barrel at February 24, 2016 08:32 AM (ANVXm)

130 102
I read somewhere that if Cruz wins more than 50% of Texas he gets all the Texas delegates which would be 150

True?

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 08:26 AM (cbfNE)

The GOP rules for split delegates doesn't apply when we hit Mar 1. But somebody from TX will have to explain TX rules.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:32 AM (t2KH5)

131 VA GOP Sucks - I'm glad that was just a long bunch of blank space, because when I refreshed the page and saw the "elevator" it looked like there were 300 new comments and I thought, this is moving way too fast this morning! (Hands VA GOP Sucks a pine-scented air freshener for his stay in the barrel.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - whew! at February 24, 2016 08:33 AM (DUqif)

132 'Kerry, I'm afraid we could not hear most of that, because the firepower was a little bit too great,'


If they were broadcasting from Knob Creek I could understand this but really, 'firepower was too great?'

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 08:33 AM (YqcVw)

133 If Cruz can't win Texas, he needs to drop out. It's as close to a home state he has.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 24, 2016 08:33 AM (I0sxh)

134 >>Late winter storms strike Louisiana

I was so busy yesterday I didn't even know about this. We just had rain up here in the ARK-LA-TX.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 24, 2016 08:33 AM (nXeSu)

135 I win again!

Posted by: Marco RubOneOutIo at February 24, 2016 08:33 AM (3b9U4)

136 128 It's best not to think about it.Are you up to date on your inoculations?

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2016 08:34 AM (B48dK)

137 Tom Kratman has a book, "Caliphate", which describes the state of Europe, circa 2100.

He finishes the book with a bit of a rant about how European trends support the ideas in his book.

Available free on Kindle. Recommended.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 08:34 AM (bpn7O)

138 I know Sweden's defense budget doesn't compare to our (nobody's does), but they're borrowing the money to pay for all these "refugees" -- and what are they getting in return? They've watched their crime stats skyrocket -- especially rape.

BTW, that article that reported the over 200k crimes committed in Germany by "refugees" in 2015 turns out to have massively understated the number of crimes (surprise, surprise). The crimes report left out Germany's most populous state -- and the state with the most refugees. The real number is more than 400k "refugee" crimes in 2015, and those are only crimes that were reported to police and where a suspect was actually arrested; the real number of "refugee" crimes was probably 10x that number.

And yet Merkel keeps waving them in.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 24, 2016 08:34 AM (df5V4)

139 128 Dude. Don't touch ANYTHING in there.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2016 08:34 AM (e3bId)

140 Stop....

Barrel Time!!!

*dances like a cracka MC Hammer



Can't touch this!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 08:34 AM (JWzxO)

141 113 Should be NOT changed. Hard to type with cat in lap.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:34 AM (t2KH5)

142 102 I read somewhere that if Cruz wins more than 50% of Texas he gets all the Texas delegates which would be 150
True?

Jazz Shaw has an excellent breakdown of the proportional systems in all the Super Tuesday states up over at Hot Air.

Best breakdown I've seen of the rather confusing systems in all the states.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 24, 2016 08:34 AM (HMt16)

143 I agree with Vic: the rally grim news out of Chicago is that voters still cannot figure out how to change rulers, even though corruption and killing are endemic.

Why, it's almost like they are a bunch of useless Julia's who can't think for themselves!

Posted by: MTF at February 24, 2016 08:35 AM (TxJGV)

144 So that sea level rise article? I guess a hockey stick is more legitimate in bar form?

Six months from now we'll learn how the data was massaged, and how the big bar was based on a single tree flood in the 20th century.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 24, 2016 08:35 AM (rsudF)

145 Trump will pick Jeff Sessions at VP.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 08:35 AM (LXJ1e)

146 137 Only problem is that his date was too optimistic.More like by 2020.

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2016 08:35 AM (B48dK)

147 Seven YEARS of Boehner and McConnell rolling over for Obama was a bit much.
Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at February 24, 2016 08:06 AM (Qj6zv

Yeah, April is a long time to wait. As usual we will be left with bread crumbs. But this time they will be Yuuge & Fantastic and will be able to cut great deals with the floor.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2016 08:36 AM (voOPb)

148 Trump will pick Jeff Sessions at VP.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 08:35 AM (LXJ1e)

I'd hate to lose Sessions in the Senate

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 08:36 AM (DUoqb)

149 My G-D, kerry is the world dumbest SOB. What a sucker

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 08:30 AM


Ya gotta give him props for consistency, though. Pick a negotiating position that damages America and gives aid and comfort to our enemies, and he'll take it. Been that way since some fool let him open his worthless yap about 'Nam.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 08:36 AM (D+xyy)

150 Jazz Shaw has an excellent breakdown of the proportional systems in all the Super Tuesday states up over at Hot Air.

Best breakdown I've seen of the rather confusing systems in all the states.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 24, 2016 08:34 AM (HMt16)


_________________________________________

Hot Air? Never heard of it. Sounds like an awful site.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 24, 2016 08:36 AM (rsudF)

151 Don't scapegoat lapcat.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 08:37 AM (qUNWi)

152 >> Well that is a known known. Trump is a known unknown.


>> Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:27 AM

IIRC, several of our resident Trumpophobes are elucidating that Trump is a unknown known.

I suspect they are unaware or ignore the SMOD and Cluthulhu supporters who will mostly swing to Trump when their preferred candidates don't show up (literally) on their ballot.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 24, 2016 08:37 AM (sOhww)

153 Well, off to get the anal probe. Yay me!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2016 08:37 AM (e3bId)

154 Circa, I see you've been advised by ThePrimordialOrderedPair on superscript (none).

Tags are italics, bold, underline, and strikethrough only.

This and other tips in the unauthorized, unofficial, still-needs-updating AoSHQ Commenter's Survival Guide.
http://bit.ly/aoshq-csg

As for forming all those characters Pixy chokes on, I usually use this:
http://www.danshort.com/HTMLentities/index.php

Those without ampersands - you're just stuck.

Posted by: mindful webworker - technically squeaking at February 24, 2016 08:38 AM (DUqif)

155 A rational America would have made "Progressivism" a thought crime instead of the reverse.

Posted by: MTF at February 24, 2016 08:38 AM (TxJGV)

156 Bernie calls Francis a Socialist, thinks it is a compliment

Pretty words about rejecting the idolatry of money from a man who defrauded his employer, to a man who lives in a gilded palace filled with marble statues

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z7t6un4

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2016 08:38 AM (q2o38)

157 Hot Air? Never heard of it. Sounds like an awful site.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 24, 2016 08:36 AM (rsudF)

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 24, 2016 08:38 AM (0O7c5)

158 " It's as close to a home state he has."


Well, he is a Senator from there, so.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 24, 2016 08:38 AM (buy2f)

159
I think Trump has probably guaranteed Rubio the VEEP spot if he stays in.. it looks like a done deal..

Well, that's certainly one way to lose my vote.

Not that it matters. This is Massachusetts. Either Scankles or Grandpa Simpson will sweep the state.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 24, 2016 08:38 AM (X6fMO)

160 153 Hey,at least a scheduled anal probe is better than a surprise anal probe.

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2016 08:38 AM (B48dK)

161 >>>Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:29 AM (t2KH5)

Dear Lord,

Please help me tell better jokes.

Yours, etc.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 08:39 AM (bpn7O)

162 Weather has been very mild.. very little snow on the ground.. the thugs only stay in when the weather is crappy.


Climate Change - is there nothing it can't be held responsible for ??

Posted by: McCool at February 24, 2016 08:39 AM (nCSwS)

163 88 Accuweather has a poll up: "Does a candidate's position on global warming affect on your vote? Yes/No"

Er...uh...

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 24, 2016 08:24 AM (u5gzz)

IF the SOB promised me warm weather instead of a targeted tax break, I'd vote for him/her.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2016 08:39 AM (voOPb)

164 Texas:
108 delegates, 3 for each of 36 CDs. 20% threshold. Same as Arkansas. 47 bonus delegates awarded same as Arkansas to all above 20%.

Each candidate above 20% gets a bonus delegate. If the winner gets +50% he gets all the rest of the BD's. If the winner gets a plurality, all candidates above 20% split the BD's proportionally.

Whew.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 24, 2016 08:39 AM (HMt16)

165 Reposting from Ace's late thread:

Driving home, listening to Fox radio news report, Midnight Central Time.

Trump wins. Blaring quote from the loudmouth about winning 40-something percent of the Mexican vote. God, I don't think I could take four years of that guy.

Rubio a solid second. Some blather about Rubio's people staying in and thinking he can still make it.

Then, the percentages on Carson and Kasick.

Um...

Can someone please tell me when Cruz dropped out?

Fox News - unfairly unbalanced!

Posted by: mindful webworker - Cruz/Bridenstine 2016 at February 24, 2016 08:40 AM (DUqif)

166 151
Don't scapegoat lapcat.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 08:37 AM (qUNWi)

lapcat has keyboard on her now.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:40 AM (t2KH5)

167 115 Here is one of Cruz's own campaign team members calling him a liar.

"There's a difference between hyperbole and an actual lie, and unfortunately Senator Cruz has repeated lies repeatedly on the campaign trail."

Link in nic.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 08:29 AM (LXJ1e)


Pal, I listened to Trump tell Anderson Cooper that Americans are dying in the streets and that a government program to give everyone insurance is what he has in mind.

I listened to him brag about making deals with Pelosi, Reid and his good friend Chuck Schumer.

I heard him say that the Federal government should control all the land it owns, including 85% of the state of Nevada.

He attacks Cruz for not getting along with people like McConnell? That's the whole idea.

You, my friend, are as Eric Hoffer said, "a true believer." You need to believe in Hope and Change. Good for you.

May you enjoy Donald Trump good and hard.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:40 AM (zLP1L)

168 Those without ampersands - you're just stuck.
Posted by: mindful webworker



&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Here, have some. They're like doritos. I'll make more.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 08:40 AM (JWzxO)

169 So, has Trump ever attacked Rubio the way he has Cruz or Carson? Or would he not want to tarnish his VP pick.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 24, 2016 08:40 AM (AroJD)

170 >> Yay me!

Puts my day in perspective.

Good luck. Hope everything...oh wait...um...let's stick with 'good luck'.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 24, 2016 08:40 AM (nXeSu)

171 160 153 Hey,at least a scheduled anal probe is better than a surprise anal probe.

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2016 08:38 AM (B48dK)


_______________________________________________

I beg to differ. The anticipated dread of a scheduled anal probe can be overwhelming. Surprise me and get it over with.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 24, 2016 08:41 AM (rsudF)

172 148 Trump will pick Jeff Sessions at VP.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 08:35 AM (LXJ1e)

I'd hate to lose Sessions in the Senate
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 08:36 AM (DUoqb)

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

He'd would be a big help to Donald navigating Congress.

Alabama is solidly Republican so we would have a Republican replacement. I recall the current governor is a Tea Party guy.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 08:41 AM (LXJ1e)

173 157 Hot Air? Never heard of it. Sounds like an awful site.


I know, I know, but credit where it's due and all that.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 24, 2016 08:41 AM (HMt16)

174 My father-in-law sent me an article on Annapolis and how soon coastal flooding from global warming will be such a problem there. He told me to buy hip waders. This is because the last time he came to visit, I told him I doubted the science of it. I told him to show me one of the dire predictions of the last 20 years that has actually happened.

Posted by: no good deed at February 24, 2016 08:41 AM (GgxVX)

175 I wonder if bringing a sticker of a gun with a red line through it to school would get you arrested.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 24, 2016 08:31 AM (HMt16)


This. This is why #WASTF.

http://tinyurl.com/jbh7eb6


Chicago-area school officials don't like 'no guns' stickers that picture guns
---

'I would have appreciated something more subtle, yet still recognizable - a logo, perhaps, not a gun,' Nolan said.

Other school officials expressed concern with the signs as well.

'It is not necessarily something you'd want on a school building,' District 123 Superintendent Paul Enderle said. 'But it correlates with the law, and I think if it ultimately helps to keep schools safe, that's the objective.'
-------


I would love to see what they would come up with if given the opportunity - ok, convey the fact that guns aren't allowed, without picturing a gun.

F'ing idiots.

But remember, it's keeping schools safe!!

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 08:41 AM (/D5Lf)

176 162 Weather has been very mild.. very little snow on the ground.. the thugs only stay in when the weather is crappy.


Climate Change - is there nothing it can't be held responsible for ??
Posted by: McCool at February 24, 2016 08:39 AM (nCSwS)


So, climate change is Jooz?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:41 AM (zLP1L)

177 >>>Well, off to get the anal probe. Yay me!

I've had the anal probe. The knockout drugs are fan-damn-tastic. You wake up feeling like you've had a long refreshing nap.

Looking forward to the next one.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 08:41 AM (bpn7O)

178 Once Trump started cozying up to the GOPe, I dropped the idea of voting for him as a thumb in the eye to the GOPe. Now I'm back to "Might vote for Cruz, won't vote for Rubio, will most likely abstain."

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 08:42 AM (Wckf4)

179
Test ™

Posted by: Test at February 24, 2016 08:43 AM (KUa85)

180 ...testing.

Posted by: billygoat at February 24, 2016 08:43 AM (INxoa)

181 Hot Air? Never heard of it.

It's a private site. About fifteen people commenting on the stories of the day.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2016 08:44 AM (ANVXm)

182 Man the Soros Open Borders crack has really addicted those Euro politicians

Posted by: Jean at February 24, 2016 08:44 AM (cXiMR)

183 But the butthurt is so strong that it seems many of the Cruzer Division of the True Conservatives Army will either sit this one out or vote for Shrillery. That'll teach us a lesson!
Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 08:25 AM (D+xyy)

I'm not butthurt, but I have been paying attention, and Trump is as liberal as Clinton, he is a salesman period, he is for Trump and he doesn't give a shit about anything he is saying as long as it helps him win win win. I will not vote for Trump, not because I'm butthurt but because I won't be a part of the cult, and I won't vote for a liberal.

Posted by: spypeach at February 24, 2016 08:45 AM (nyYhO)

184 "The knockout drugs are fan-damn-tastic. You wake up feeling like you've had a long refreshing nap.

Looking forward to the next one."



Really......?

Posted by: Bill Cosby at February 24, 2016 08:45 AM (buy2f)

185 177 >>>Well, off to get the anal probe. Yay me!

I've had the anal probe. The knockout drugs are fan-damn-tastic. You wake up feeling like you've had a long refreshing nap.

Looking forward to the next one.
Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 08:41 AM (bpn7O)

Friday around 9pm good for you?

Posted by: Bill 'Puddin' Time' Cosby at February 24, 2016 08:45 AM (/D5Lf)

186 "I won't be a part of the cult"

You will be assimilated.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 08:46 AM (Bdeb0)

187 I owe someone a coke

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 08:46 AM (/D5Lf)

188 178 Once Trump started cozying up to the GOPe, I dropped the idea of voting for him as a thumb in the eye to the GOPe. Now I'm back to "Might vote for Cruz, won't vote for Rubio, will most likely abstain."
Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 08:42 AM (Wckf4)


What if Rubio picks Trump as his veep?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:46 AM (zLP1L)

189 I wonder if anyone has told TFG that Russia is massing troops, artillery pieces and attack helicopters on the Armenian/Turkish border?

He probably would just describe these facts "a sign of Russia's decline" in his NewSpeak way. After all, it proves they are on the "wrong side of history" and all that other ignorant bullshit.

Posted by: MTF at February 24, 2016 08:46 AM (TxJGV)

190 If Donald wins the nomination, no way he puts a right winger on as his VP. Left good & hard, thats all he knows and believes in.

His conversion to the right as been a severe conversion. As in the likes of Mitt Romney being a severe conservative. This won't end well. But it should be good for a few laughs.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2016 08:47 AM (voOPb)

191

I don't think Rubio can win Florida.
Cruz might win Texas.

Trump has, for many elections, threatened to run and win "if he didn't like what he was seeing". Everyone laughed at him. Look at this. He was right, so far.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 08:47 AM (qCMvj)

192 I would love to see what they would come up with if given the
opportunity - ok, convey the fact that guns aren't allowed, without
picturing a gun.


Yes, I'm very curious to see that myself.

They can't use the word because of the need to have it read in twenty seven different languages (incidentally, you know the word for gun in Danish is "Kanon?").

If Steven Spielberg did the sign, instead of a gun it'd be a radio.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 24, 2016 08:47 AM (PFy0L)

193 >>My father-in-law sent me an article on Annapolis and how soon coastal flooding from global warming will be such a problem there. He told me to buy hip waders. This is because the last time he came to visit, I told him I doubted the science of it. I told him to show me one of the dire predictions of the last 20 years that has actually happened.

I live on an island in the North Atlantic. The beach is right down at the bottom of the hill. There are parts of the island that are barely above sea level and have been for hundreds if not thousands of years. I think I might notice if the tide was rising in a way other than natural fluctuation.

It isn't.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 24, 2016 08:47 AM (/tuJf)

194 ***"What if Rubio picks Trump as his veep? "***


Then I'll double not vote for them?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 08:48 AM (Wckf4)

195 164 Texas:
108 delegates, 3 for each of 36 CDs. 20% threshold. Same as Arkansas. 47 bonus delegates awarded same as Arkansas to all above 20%.

Each candidate above 20% gets a bonus delegate. If the winner gets +50% he gets all the rest of the BD's. If the winner gets a plurality, all candidates above 20% split the BD's proportionally.

Whew.



And the Carolina Panthers actually won Super Bowl 50.
After the game, team reps met on the 50 yard line and 2 Super Delegates worth 8 points each were awarded to Carolina resulting in a 26 - 24 win for Carolina.

Seriously. WTF? We don't accept that bs for a game. Why do we put up with it for a national election?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 08:48 AM (JWzxO)

196 >>>Really......?

Posted by: Bill Cosby at February 24, 2016 08:45 AM (buy2f)

***

I walked into that.

Speaking of which, the other great thing about the procedure when I had it was an all-female OR staff. No sign of Cosby anywhere.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 08:48 AM (bpn7O)

197 "I owe someone a coke "



Hello.

*waves*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 24, 2016 08:48 AM (buy2f)

198 You, my friend, are as Eric Hoffer said, "a true believer." You need to believe in Hope and Change. Good for you.

May you enjoy Donald Trump good and hard.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:40 AM (zLP1L)

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

Same for you for Cruz. All I did was post what a Cruz campaign team member said about Cruz.

I've said repeatedly that Trump isn't perfect, I'd be happy with the wall, fixing the VA, better trade deals and getting rid of Common Core.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 08:48 AM (LXJ1e)

199 at his inauguration, trump will hand his presidency to hillary or something.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 24, 2016 08:48 AM (0O7c5)

200 Test at February 24, 2016 08:43 AM

It worked.

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 24, 2016 08:49 AM (ZQfW9)

201 183 But the butthurt is so strong that it seems many of the Cruzer Division of the True Conservatives Army will either sit this one out or vote for Shrillery. That'll teach us a lesson!
Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 08:25 AM (D+xyy)


I've said it before and I'll say it again. I will vote Trump if he wins the nod. That said, it has gone from "enthusiastically" last summer to "grudgingly" last fall to "holding my nose shut with the Uncle Fester clamp" today.

The bloom is off the rose for sure and day by day it's turning into a steaming bowl of dysentery.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:49 AM (zLP1L)

202 I read somewhere that if Cruz wins more than 50% of Texas he gets all the Texas delegates which would be 150
True?
........
Yes.. proportional if no one gets 50%.. winner take all after 50%

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 24, 2016 08:50 AM (UpGcq)

203 Trump will be speaking less than 2 miles from my house today. I hope the retard waves don't permeate far enough out to give my children brain damage.

Posted by: VBJonny at February 24, 2016 08:50 AM (ybbby)

204 Where the brilliant "WELL U FORCED ME TO VOTE FOR ROMNEY, NOW I FORCE U TO VOTE FOR TRUMP LOL" argument fails is Romney is a decent human being who had a presidential bearing, even if we didn't agree with his views. Trump is straight out of Idiocracy and, were he not rich by birth, would be the man with a "Who Farted?" t-shirt hanging around the local high school when girl's varsity was practicing. He is a revolting not even because of his politics (though he falls squarely in the blue-collar/Union wing of the Democratic party,) but as a human being.

Posted by: Prof. Fido, Ph. D. at February 24, 2016 08:51 AM (cbsx0)

205 *Snicker of the day*

Ha the best thing I've ever heard on MSNBC.

Posted by: jsg at February 24, 2016 08:51 AM (gs8be)

206 "If Trump runs the table similar to what he's been doing here Super Tuesday may not formally be a stake in the heart of his competitors but in terms of any sort of legitimate challenge, it will be over.

Then the GOP will get to decide -- will they support and back the actual winner, or will they try to play games and blow their own brains out?"

Posted by: The Hot Gates at February 24, 2016 08:52 AM (KJZeR)

207 *slides Ricardo a bourbon and coke minus the coke

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 08:52 AM (/D5Lf)

208 Then the GOP will get to decide -- will they support and back the actual winner,


or will they try to play games and blow their own brains out?"





THAT'S what we are hoping for by voting for Trump.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 08:53 AM (JWzxO)

209 198 Same for you for Cruz. All I did was post what a Cruz campaign team member said about Cruz.

I've said repeatedly that Trump isn't perfect, I'd be happy with the wall, fixing the VA, better trade deals and getting rid of Common Core.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 08:48 AM (LXJ1e)


One disgruntled guy indicates nothing. But you do realize that there are more than a handful of people like me who initially supported the alleged ex-Democrat and are now completely put off by his ill-considered vulgar pronouncements, jackassery and lack of command on any of the key issues.

Cruz good and hard is exactly the emetic this nation needs.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:53 AM (zLP1L)

210 >>> Trump will be speaking less than 2 miles from my house today. I hope the retard waves don't permeate far enough out to give my children brain damage.

Kasich was in town yesterday. Going home, I heard him on the radio saying his poll numbers are rising, he will win Ohio, and Cruz and Rubio should solidify behind him.

Madness. Complete madness.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 08:53 AM (bpn7O)

211 I didn't ask for the anal probe.

Posted by: Passion Fish at February 24, 2016 08:54 AM (m0JA3)

212 What happens when you work for the government and fuck up.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/227502/

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2016 08:54 AM (B48dK)

213 I would love to see what they would come up with if given the
opportunity - ok, convey the fact that guns aren't allowed, without
picturing a gun.


Nibbled poptarts?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 08:55 AM (oVJmc)

214 Trump is straight out of Idiocracy and, were he not rich by birth, would be the man with a "Who Farted?" t-shirt hanging around the local high school when girl's varsity was practicing.

Posted by: Prof. Fido, Ph. D. at February 24, 2016 08:51 AM (cbsx0)


Really? Trump was one of the most skilled and efficient builders in Manhattan (which is not an easy place to build in). That is how he started out. He was the best builder in Manhattan for a very long time. It's only the idiots who think he made his name on TV or whatever they think and that he's nothing but a salesman or celebrity.

FFS, this isn't secret information about the guy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2016 08:55 AM (zc3Db)

215 Test at February 24, 2016 08:43 AM

It worked.



No it didn't. I can't see it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2016 08:55 AM (1xUj/)

216 Trump is worse than Hillary, because he himself has absolutely no idea what he will do. A totally unpredictable person, and a little megalomaniacal.

I probably will sit this election out, which is what I should have done last time, but it's tough not to do your duty and vote.

Posted by: MTF at February 24, 2016 08:55 AM (TxJGV)

217 One thing I do like about Trump is that he's like The Mule character from Asimov's Foundation series. Now nobody knows what the fvck is going to happen. Sure we're probably going to go down in flames, but that was going to happen anyway.


At least now it will be YYYUUUUUGE!

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 08:55 AM (Wckf4)

218 212 What happens when you work for the government and fuck up.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/227502/
Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2016 08:54 AM (B48dK)


Without even clicking, I'm guessing promotion?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 08:55 AM (zLP1L)

219 proportional if no one gets 50%.. winner take all after 50%

The primary system is so bizarre. But I'm sure it's intentional so as to keep the 'e' in GOPe.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2016 08:56 AM (ANVXm)

220 "Trump is straight out of Idiocracy"

Public onanism. Yooge Costcos. Dong-cars. Bring it.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 08:56 AM (Bdeb0)

221 You're all sanctioned until the conversation focuses on the correct issues.

#1984HasArrived

Posted by: Trust and Safety Council at February 24, 2016 08:57 AM (fbovC)

222 Trump is the Mule.


Good comparison.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 08:57 AM (qUNWi)

223 165 Can someone please tell me when Cruz dropped out?



Fox News - unfairly unbalanced!

Posted by: mindful webworker - Cruz/Bridenstine 2016 at February 24, 2016 08:40 AM (DUqif)


Fox at Cruz in second by about 1.5%, the Rube was in 3rd.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:57 AM (t2KH5)

224 Man the Soros Open Borders crack has really addicted those Euro politicians

Posted by: Jean at February 24, 2016 08:44 AM (cXiMR)

FTFY!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2016 08:57 AM (wYnyS)

225 Brain death isn't funny.

[feminist frown]

Posted by: Ineeda Smokapolean at February 24, 2016 08:57 AM (LyiQq)

226 An editorial from the FEE, around the life of William Wilberforce: A worthy goal should always inspire

http://fee.org/articles/you-can-never-again-say-you-did-not-know/

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2016 08:57 AM (q2o38)

227 160k a year and a free house and all you have to do is expose 1800 veterans to HIV with your incompetence.

Seriously in the wrong business

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 08:57 AM (YqcVw)

228 218 Lateral and across the ocean.A well paying exile.

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2016 08:58 AM (B48dK)

229 TRUMP/ REID 2016
or TRUMP/ BLOOMBERG 2016
or TRUMP/ EMANUEL 2016
Burn it down!//////////////////////

Posted by: redridinghood at February 24, 2016 08:58 AM (7GQM/)

230 Damn shame what's went down between Trump and Cruz. When this all started, I thought a Trump/Cruz ticket was a stone-cold lock. Now, I can't see how it would ever happen.

Posted by: Irony at February 24, 2016 08:58 AM (BHaRb)

231 the gun range segment was the feel-good one

free men gotta be free

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:00 AM (ULAZq)

232 I bet Glenn Beck has developed a severe Trump-induced tic by now.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 09:00 AM (oVJmc)

233 He is a revolting not even because of his politics (though he falls squarely in the blue-collar/Union wing of the Democratic party,) but as a human being.

So, you're saying he is a shoe-in for President.

Posted by: Jean at February 24, 2016 09:00 AM (cXiMR)

234 When this all started, I thought a Trump/Cruz ticket was a stone-cold lock.

Yeah, it seems like some pride has gotten in the way. Our loss.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2016 09:00 AM (ANVXm)

235 T
"I'll sue to prove you are a canuck!

C
"I'll take the deposition myself"

Theater.

Sounds a bit rehearsed to me.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 24, 2016 09:01 AM (WVsWD)

236
Trump is worse than Hillary, because he himself has absolutely no idea
what he will do. A totally unpredictable person, and a little
megalomaniacal.



I probably will sit this election out, which is what I should have done last time, but it's tough not to do your duty and vote.

Posted by: MTF at February 24, 2016 08:55 AM (TxJGV)
________
The downticket races are too important. If you can't bring yourself to vote for someone write in Mickey Mouse.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2016 09:01 AM (MIKMs)

237 "I probably will sit this election out"

Trump or Hillary

easy choice

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:01 AM (ULAZq)

238 [feminist frown]

But you repeat yourself...

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2016 09:01 AM (ANVXm)

239 I'm with Zombie.

Please stop with the "guess what the link text might possibly mean" headlines.

Posted by: Bob (Codename: Sayuri) at February 24, 2016 09:01 AM (NVHvP)

240 214 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2016 08:55 AM (zc3Db)


Trump is a combination Charles Ponzi and P.T. Barnum. As I lifelong New York City resident, I'm more than a bit familiar with his record as a developer. He's had a string of bankruptcies, has a verifiable record of stiffing contractors and employees and is more than a little bit "mobbed up" as the saying goes.

Yet people are so impressed that he turned daddy's $40 million (which really was a YUUUGE sum of money in the 60's) and turned it into nearly a billion. The fact is, with the barest minimum of effort, he could have and should have parlayed that money into multi billions.

He's a great salesman, I'll give him that. But a real and thorough examination of his record will shock people, or those who want to actually examine it honestly.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 09:02 AM (zLP1L)

241 Any day now, the Republican base will wake up and demand an electable severely conservative Establishment candidate!

Posted by: Mitt R. O'Mney at February 24, 2016 09:02 AM (wYnyS)

242 go Cruz, though

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:03 AM (ULAZq)

243 Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.

LiFB

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 09:03 AM (evdj2)

244 Morning, all!

How schadenfreude-a-licious is it to see all of these San Francisco proggies lose their sh#t over what their politicians and activism has wrought?

In addition to the Yelp chick, there was a letter to the editor on Insty a few days ago where a tech worker whined about having to tolerate homeless people --- he pays enough in taxes to not have to deal with *that*.

No freakin' idea how to draw the line between choices ---> consequences.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2016 09:03 AM (NOIQH)

245 Posted by: Bob (Codename: Sayuri)

Bob...from the NSA? Use your damned status bar. Not hard.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2016 09:04 AM (ANVXm)

246 yeah, I liked the other headline format better

I have to mouse over the links and read the address in another browser bar before clicking on anything

you can inject appropriate levels of snark with more informative headlines

just sayin

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:04 AM (ULAZq)

247 This election cycle is going to be the death of me. Wake me if there's a military coup, otherwise I'm going to watch dog videos until January of '17.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 24, 2016 09:04 AM (RD7QR)

248 Maybe Trump will call Billary for VP advice.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 24, 2016 09:05 AM (7GQM/)

249 When I come to a MUMR comment, I always like to refresh the page immediately, just to watch it disappear.

Posted by: mindful webworker - mwah hah huh? at February 24, 2016 09:05 AM (DUqif)

250 Please stop with the "guess what the link text might possibly mean" headlines.Posted by: Bob (Codename: Sayuri)


Does the Hot Air button work on your computer? It's easy to figure out where the link goes, but I guess it's easier to bitch and moan.

Posted by: mega machines at February 24, 2016 09:05 AM (fbovC)

251 "with the barest minimum of effort, he could have and should have parlayed that money into multi billions."

Maybe. He didn't. What's your point?

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:05 AM (Bdeb0)

252
I didn't ask for the anal probe.


Nobody ever does.

Posted by: The Chicken at February 24, 2016 09:05 AM (X6fMO)

253 >>>Trump is the Mule.

Trump isn't sterile.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 09:05 AM (bpn7O)

254 In addition to the Yelp chick, there was a letter to the editor on Insty a few days ago where a tech worker whined about having to tolerate homeless people --- he pays enough in taxes to not have to deal with *that*.

No freakin' idea how to draw the line between choices ---> consequences.




District One people.
Mockingjay!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:05 AM (JWzxO)

255 223
Fox at Cruz in second by about 1.5%, the Rube was in 3rd.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 08:57 AM (t2KH5)

That is good news. I couldn't bear the thought of Fux Nooz crowing about this immense unstoppable tidal wave of Mario.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 09:05 AM (zLP1L)

256 The anticipated dread of a scheduled anal probe can be overwhelming. Surprise me and get it over with.


+++++++



**scribbles notes about a proposed Ninja Stealth Surprise Anal Probe-mobile business model**


**consider using balloons and confetti in the fashion of the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes ambush teams**

Ding Dong

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 24, 2016 09:05 AM (NeFrd)

257 The primary system is so bizarre. But I'm sure it's intentional so as to keep the 'e' in GOPe.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2016 08:56 AM (ANVXm)


And yet, people keep calling us the Stupid Party!

Posted by: Prince Rebus at February 24, 2016 09:06 AM (wYnyS)

258 251 "with the barest minimum of effort, he could have and should have parlayed that money into multi billions."

Maybe. He didn't. What's your point?
Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:05 AM (Bdeb0)


My point is his business acumen is highly overrated, to say the least. Hence the previous bit (which you left out) about his string of bankruptcies.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 09:06 AM (zLP1L)

259 After observing the performance of our GOP House and Senate over the past several years, why on earth would anyone believe anything any GOP candidate says?

This is all bullshit. No one will restore immigration law. No one will build a wall. No one will stop Obamacare. No one will make any effort whatsoever to slow the coming totalitarian juggernaut. They all support it.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 24, 2016 09:07 AM (u5gzz)

260 Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.

LiFB


Well I'm mad. Mad as hell.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 09:07 AM (qUNWi)

261 >>>160k a year and a free house and all you have to do is expose 1800 veterans to HIV with your incompetence.

Bill Clinton did worse, and skated. Of course, it was Canadians he killed, so never mind.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 09:07 AM (bpn7O)

262 I have been to the same beach at Cape Cod for 43 of my 45 years on earth. Some rocks have been covered by sand, are now long hidden, others have been scoured out, popping up in flats that had once been only sand. It changes every year a bit, a big storm totally rerouted the channels a few years ago, but as a whole, the beach is the same width/size as it has always been, and I've got the 1970's Polaroids to prove it.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 24, 2016 09:07 AM (2cS/G)

263 256 **scribbles notes about a proposed Ninja Stealth Surprise Anal Probe-mobile business model**


**consider using balloons and confetti in the fashion of the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes ambush teams**

Ding Dong


Channeling the "Live Organ Transplants" bit from Monty Python?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 09:07 AM (zLP1L)

264 ***"That is good news. I couldn't bear the thought of Fux Nooz crowing about this immense unstoppable tidal wave of Mario."***


Haven't you heard? The sea levels aren't rising due to Global Warmening, that's Mariomentum!

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 09:07 AM (Wckf4)

265 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 09:02 AM (zLP1L)

Being a lifelong New Yorker you should be well aware that just about every big developer in New York has gone bust one or more times. Developers filing for bankruptcy is not a big deal. It happens to all of them.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2016 09:08 AM (zc3Db)

266
**scribbles notes about a proposed Ninja Stealth Surprise Anal Probe-mobile business model**



**consider using balloons and confetti in the fashion of the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes ambush teams**


Ding Dong



Come on in, honey!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 24, 2016 09:09 AM (X6fMO)

267 We shall all soon be anally probed. Dry.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2016 09:09 AM (e3bId)

268 252
I didn't ask for the anal probe.


Nobody ever does.

Posted by: The Chicken at February 24, 2016 09:05 AM (X6fMO)


YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!

Posted by: Dandy Sandy Fluke at February 24, 2016 09:09 AM (fWAjv)

269 Fromsnicker of day link:

"... there's lots of folks here who believe that the Second Amendment is under attack.."

Believe? I think he meant realize. There is open discussion of repealing the 2nd Amendment on Hatebook and lefty blogs, I see it all the time. They aren't even trying to hide it any more, just like they no longer deny their socialism. They are proud of their love of govt, and can't wait to grind it's boot in everybody's face.



Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 24, 2016 09:09 AM (1BQGO)

270 "My point is his business acumen is highly overrated, to say the least. Hence the previous bit (which you left out) about his string of bankruptcies."

Looks to me like he's in the black. I'd call that 'business acumen.' And so what if his acumen is "highly overrated?" By you, because you think he *should have* turned millions into billions? Why should he have? If you don't like the guy, that's fine, but you've picked a really thin reed upon which to advertise it.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:09 AM (Bdeb0)

271 Romney is a decent human being who had a presidential bearing,

Hatred of flags is a good thing.

Posted by: Mitt at February 24, 2016 09:10 AM (326rv)

272 Tom Kratman has a book, "Caliphate", which describes the state of Europe, circa 2100.
He finishes the book with a bit of a rant about how European trends support the ideas in his book.
Available free on Kindle. Recommended.
Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 08:34 AM (bpn7O)

If I could recommend one as well, it would be Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis by Bat Ye'or.

From Amazon: This book is about the transformation of Europe into 'Eurabia', a cultural and political appendage of the Arab/Muslim world. Eurabia is fundamentally anti-Christian, anti-Western, anti-American, and antisemitic. The institution responsible for this transformation, and that continues to propagate its ideological message, is the Euro-Arab Dialogue, developed by European and Arab politicians and intellectuals over the past thirty years.

Posted by: Mainah at February 24, 2016 09:10 AM (659DL)

273 sock off

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 09:10 AM (YqcVw)

274 >>>Hence the previous bit (which you left out) about his string of bankruptcies.

I always learn more from my failures.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 09:11 AM (bpn7O)

275 Trump/Gozer the Gozerian 2016 - It's time to cross the streams!

Posted by: Kreplach at February 24, 2016 09:11 AM (6AuRN)

276 would be the man with a "Who Farted?" t-shirt hanging around the local high school when girl's varsity was practicing
----------
Wow. That's a bit too on-the-nose. Have you been stalking me?

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 24, 2016 09:11 AM (kXzR8)

277 ***"Hence the previous bit (which you left out) about his string of bankruptcies."***


Not to lodge too much of a defense of Trump, but business bankruptcies aren't necessarily a bad thing or indicative of mismanagement.


The cost of doing business in NYC is ridiculous, and any creditor knows that getting stiffed is part of the game (especially in NYC). Big swings in the economy can fvck over the best businesses.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 09:11 AM (Wckf4)

278 Where's Fenelon with the Happy Links?

Posted by: Chi at February 24, 2016 09:12 AM (nMP3C)

279 265 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 09:02 AM (zLP1L)

Being a lifelong New Yorker you should be well aware that just about every big developer in New York has gone bust one or more times. Developers filing for bankruptcy is not a big deal. It happens to all of them.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2016 09:08 AM (zc3Db)



Really? Tishman Speyer, Helmsley Spear, Larry Silverstein and Partners are three off the top of my head that to my knowledge have never gone that route. And they are all in the black.

Besides, if that's the case then nothing would ever be built in this town, let alone anywhere, if bankruptcy is so damn common in the real estate development trade.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 09:12 AM (zLP1L)

280 He's a great salesman, I'll give him that. But a real and thorough examination of his record will shock people, or those who want to actually examine it honestly.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 09:02 AM (zLP1L)

I agree. But GOPe fecklessness has damaged all of their mainstream candidates. Cruz might have stood a chance but even he has done some flopping about on immigration.

Chemjeff listed a bunch of Democratic points that Trump has supported in the past. The problem is that at least half of them the Republicans have done nothing about either.

That brings me to the point that one reason Evangelicals are sliding towards Trump. The GOPe fully funded PP. If they can't even cut the funding for that, what good are they?

Also, can some people stop whining about "Trump won't cut entitlements!!!" Until the government stops giving those same entitlements away to illegals and significantly cutting fraud, no one is going to agree to cuts.

Posted by: WOPR at February 24, 2016 09:12 AM (gQmg/)

281 78 That's just it. He won't win, because he won't hit Shrillary nearly as ruthlessly or relentlessly as he has CruzRubioBush et al. He socialized with her. He invited her to his wedding. He said she was a "nice person", agreed her on 90% of the issues he now claims to disagree on, and donated to all her liberal budzos. So what the hell makes anybody think he'll go after her with any kind of enthusiasm?
We are so very screwed...

Posted by: antisocialist at February 24, 2016 09:13 AM (xZIlV)

282 Posted by: Chi at February 24, 2016 09:12 AM (nMP3C)

I put some on the end of the previous thread.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:13 AM (w4NZ8)

283 Lincolntf, you are arguing facts with people who don't care. Global warming and ocean levels are not what they care about. They care about arranging that unearned money and power be given them, that's all.

No other element is involved. Their supporters care about showing that they are morally superior, and they don't live on the coast or think they have anything to lose or gain.

Glaciers advancing over Minnesota would not change their minds.
+++++++
My favorite moment was when I told a lefty-AGW moonbat I worked with that she shouldn't bother taking more than a nice walking jacket and a windbreaker to Paris in January because of global warming making it much warmer than in the past.
My disappointment when she checked actual weather reports was bitter.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2016 09:13 AM (q2o38)

284 270 Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:09 AM (Bdeb0)


You guys really have an answer for everything, don't you?

It's like pissing into the wind around here.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 09:14 AM (zLP1L)

285 "So what the hell makes anybody think he'll go after her with any kind of enthusiasm?"

I guess that headline on Drudge the other day was my imagination?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 24, 2016 09:14 AM (WVsWD)

286 We're schlonged.

Posted by: that guy that always thinks we're schlonged at February 24, 2016 09:14 AM (evdj2)

287 That's just it. He won't win, because he won't hit Shrillary nearly as ruthlessly or relentlessly as he has CruzRubioBush et al. He socialized with her. He invited her to his wedding. He said she was a "nice person", agreed her on 90% of the issues he now claims to disagree on, and donated to all her liberal budzos. So what the hell makes anybody think he'll go after her with any kind of enthusiasm?
We are so very screwed...
Posted by: antisocialist

I heard that he gave her a medal....

Posted by: Jeb! at February 24, 2016 09:14 AM (326rv)

288 Has Trump himself ever gone bankrupt, or was it individual ventures? I suspect the latter.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 09:16 AM (oVJmc)

289 Here it is: Tech exec annoyed by homeless people:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/juvcbrj

He makes a valid point, even if it is in a 'let them eat cake' sort of way; however, he likely supports the people and policies who created this problem in the first place.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2016 09:16 AM (NOIQH)

290 So our choices now are:

- A Socialist
- A Felon
- A Democrat

Will any of them reform the tax code? No.
Will any of them introduce free-market health care? No.
Will any of them reduce executive power? No.

We are so f*cked

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:16 AM (lVU49)

291 That's just it. He won't win, because he won't hit Shrillary nearly as ruthlessly or relentlessly as he has CruzRubioBush et al. He socialized with her. He invited her to his wedding. He said she was a "nice person", agreed her on 90% of the issues he now claims to disagree on, and donated to all her liberal budzos. So what the hell makes anybody think he'll go after her with any kind of enthusiasm?
We are so very screwed...
Posted by: antisocialist

he probably wouldn't stand up to chuck Shumer either.

Posted by: Marco Rubio at February 24, 2016 09:16 AM (326rv)

292 "...his string of bankruptcies."

There are guys who are in awe of Babe Ruth's home run record. There are also guys who can't let his name be mentioned without squealing about his outs at bat. The guys in the former group tolerate the guys in the latter, but they don't really like them much, and wish they'd find another bar to hang out at.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:16 AM (Bdeb0)

293 >>The cost of doing business in NYC is ridiculous, and any creditor knows that getting stiffed is part of the game (especially in NYC). Big swings in the economy can fvck over the best businesses.

It is. But most of Trump's bankruptcies were related to his casino in New Jersey.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 24, 2016 09:17 AM (/tuJf)

294 Uh, Trump will give Hillary the same treatment he's given everyone else. He won't be Romney dealing with Obama.

Posted by: WOPR at February 24, 2016 09:17 AM (gQmg/)

295 So I guess the only real difference between a socialist like Bernie and a Democrat like Trump is,

when Bernie takes your money to spend on some socialist boondoggle, he gives people the sadz because he doesn't love America

but when Trump takes your money to spend on some socialist boondoggle, he gives people the happiez because he is doing it because he loves America

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:18 AM (lVU49)

296
I put some on the end of the previous thread.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
--------------------
ace's Trump thread?
Thanks but no thanks. I'm not wading back into that cesspool.

Posted by: Chi at February 24, 2016 09:19 AM (nMP3C)

297 It's telling that none of the Trumpkins can refute the point Trump is a living human cesspool. THIS is your defender of America? THIS is your defender of conservatism? THIS is your defender of the old ways? Do you realize how much ammo you've given the Democrats for 20,30,40 years in the future? How now, whenever those of us on the Right try to claim that we're not bigots, the Left will be able to point to the time the good ol' red blooded American "conservative movement" almost elected a man who bragged about sleeping with married women and called for war crimes on the campaign trail? In your incoherent rage, you're not getting back at Boehner; you're ensuring a generation of socialist dominance in this country.

Posted by: Prof. Fido, Ph. D. at February 24, 2016 09:20 AM (cbsx0)

298 Chi-

#884, 893 Trump wins Nevada thread

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:20 AM (w4NZ8)

299 when Bernie takes your money to spend on some socialist boondoggle, he gives people the sadz because he doesn't love America

but when Trump takes your money to spend on some socialist boondoggle, he gives people the happiez because he is doing it because he loves America
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16

We do it to prove how smart we are.

Posted by: The Stupid Party at February 24, 2016 09:20 AM (326rv)

300 does Sam's Club sell Val-U-Rite by the pallet? I'm gonna need 4 years' worth

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:20 AM (lVU49)

301 "...he is doing it because he loves America."

You say that like it's a bad thing, but in this age, it'd feel like the reach-around we never seem to get (and would, by now, pretty much settle for).

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:20 AM (Bdeb0)

302 There are certain things even immense wealth cannot buy. You see highly successful men try desperately to win Super Bowl Rings, noble titles, etc.

Trump will try with everything he can to become president, no matter who he faces. I think he has surprised even himself with his success.

No way he handles Hillary with anything but what he believes it will take to win. His name could truly live forever.

Posted by: nick in south bend at February 24, 2016 09:21 AM (H43MS)

303 Got caught up on comments. Took time to feed the pets and start the coffee. Not too bad. A little over 40 comments while I was gone. Maybe 50 by the time I post this.

I would prefer the early morning thread or this thread being posted earlier... just because I don't like playing hide-and-seek with Vic's news.

Why can't we have everything we want‽

Posted by: mindful webworker - time is relative at February 24, 2016 09:21 AM (DUqif)

304 ***"It is. But most of Trump's bankruptcies were related to his casino in New Jersey."***


Great, same still applies.


Hell, I just did a quick search on one of the firms JJ mentioned (Tishman Speyer) and found that they've had some big time debt troubles with some of their holdings as well. If I searched the others, I bet I'll find the same.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 09:21 AM (Wckf4)

305 In your incoherent rage, you're not getting back at
Boehner; you're ensuring a generation of socialist dominance in this
country.


Posted by: Prof. Fido, Ph. D. at February 24, 2016 09:20 AM (cbsx0)

a great many of them WANT socialist dominance, because they think it will lead to The Burning Times, which by some miracle will lead to a Second American Revolution which will restore limited constitutional governance, or something
this is a fairy tale, but whatevs

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:21 AM (lVU49)

306 It is. But most of Trump's bankruptcies were related to his casino in New Jersey.Posted by: JackStraw


Hard to find an Atlantic City casino that hasn't gone bankrupt or is currently in the process.

Posted by: mega machines at February 24, 2016 09:22 AM (fbovC)

307 Has any GOP candidate addressed the unfettered power of the judiciary, possibly the single most dangerous development in government of the past few decades?

Why, no, I don't think they have.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 24, 2016 09:22 AM (u5gzz)

308 You say that like it's a bad thing, but in this age,
it'd feel like the reach-around we never seem to get (and would, by
now, pretty much settle for).

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:20 AM (Bdeb0)

in case I wasn't clear enough, I don't view "Murica Fuck Yeah" to be a good enough reason to enact some socialist boondoggle

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:22 AM (lVU49)

309 Do you realize how much ammo you've given the Democrats for 20,30,40 years in the future?



Free Shit Army is at 52%.

We already lost.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:23 AM (JWzxO)

310 Voters have complained for years that people in government are uniformly too rich and too stupid to understand the impact their quasi-socialism has on the rest of America, especially the Congress. Insensitive fucks divorced from everyday reality.

Voters also complain incessantly that our representatives are criminals.

And, yet, here we are proposing to elect a blustering, vapid billionaire or a wealthy old lady crime lord.

Alt-reality elections aren't entertaining after all...

Posted by: MTF at February 24, 2016 09:23 AM (TxJGV)

311 Hard to find an Atlantic City casino that hasn't gone bankrupt or is currently in the process.
Posted by: mega machines at February 24, 2016 09:22 AM (fbovC)


If they had just let the Mafia run the Casinos all would be fine.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:23 AM (DUoqb)

312 Ow.

Posted by: The Strawman at February 24, 2016 09:23 AM (oVJmc)

313 >>>Damn shame what's went down between Trump and Cruz. When this all
started, I thought a Trump/Cruz ticket was a stone-cold lock. Now, I
can't see how it would ever happen.
.
.
.
.I can see that happening. I mean Obama picked Biden as VP and Hillary as SOS, and they were nasty to each other in 2008.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 24, 2016 09:24 AM (iONHu)

314 Free Shit Army is at 52%.

We already lost.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:23 AM (JWzxO)

Maybe but on any given Tuesday 4% are to stupid to find the polls or get the day straight, so buck up and smile

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:24 AM (DUoqb)

315 Do you realize how much ammo you've given the Democrats for 20,30,40 years in the future?
!. They don't need 'ammo'; they simply lie.

How now, whenever those of us on the Right try to claim that we're not bigots,

2. See above. Everyone we nominate is stupid, evil, or evvvvvvvvily stupid.

Posted by: Prof. Fido, Ph. D.

The GOP voted to confirm Ginsburg, not Trump.
The GOP was desperately trying to sell us out long before trump appeared

PP is fully funded because of the GOP, not Trump

We don't have a real budget because of the GOP, not trump.

Posted by: The Stupid Party at February 24, 2016 09:24 AM (326rv)

316 The anal probe itself is not bad. Its the damn prep the day before that sucks.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 09:25 AM (t2KH5)

317 Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:21 AM (lVU49)


As people keep pointing out to you and guys like Dr. Fido - you're going to get all of that anyway with the status quo. So you guys find it more convenient to rail against strawmen on a minute by minute basis instead of paying attention to the core of their argument.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 09:25 AM (Wckf4)

318 I am thrilled that Trump is winning, only because the GOPe is having a stroke over hom. I really hate all of those "men" and want their heads to explode on prime time tv. It's what they deserve after all the years of lies and thinking we on flyover country are stupid hicks. They deserve every minute of a Trump presidency.

Posted by: Abby at February 24, 2016 09:25 AM (HBU7W)

319 Heh. All of you cuckservatives have your grannie panties up in a bunch (mine are already there...teehee, love you Huma darling!) about the bankrupt billionaire, Canadian, and that nice cabana boy. As if the $20 trillion in debt and the hundreds of trillions in unfunded mandates and all the financial derivatives about to blowup matter, especially for President. When I'm Madame President all of you cuckservatives will bow down and kiss my cankles! Hehehehehehehehe. You can't stop it cuckservatives, you can't!!!!Eleventy (Cough cough cough...) Huma! Fetch me my morning OJ and vodka...

Posted by: Granny Clinton at February 24, 2016 09:26 AM (L+5wE)

320
So I guess the only real difference between a socialist like Bernie and a Democrat like Trump is,


when Bernie takes your money to spend on some socialist boondoggle, he gives people the sadz because he doesn't love America


but when Trump takes your money to spend on some socialist boondoggle, he gives people the happiez because he is doing it because he loves America
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:18 AM (lVU49)
And Rubio is going to take my money to give to hordes of third world trash who just love the giant "WELCOME" sign he'll put on the border, so, in the words of a yet-to-be-anally-probed felon, "what difference does it make?"Look, I want Cruz, but unless he ups his game, he's toast.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 24, 2016 09:26 AM (X6fMO)

321 >>>>The cost of doing business in NYC is ridiculous, and any creditor knows
that getting stiffed is part of the game (especially in NYC). Big swings
in the economy can fvck over the best businesses.



It is. But most of Trump's bankruptcies were related to his casino in New Jersey.
.
.
.
.And a very significant part of the problem for those Casinos was the opening of both Fox Woods and the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut. They drew a large percentage of the gambling crowd away from New Jersey.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 24, 2016 09:26 AM (iONHu)

322
PP is fully funded because of the GOP, not Trump


So your solution is... to vote for Trump and therefore continue to fund PP?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:26 AM (lVU49)

323 Will any of them reform the tax code? Tax code is least of our problems right now. Understand this, most people don't care about that right now.
Will any of them introduce free-market health care? Republicans have had six years to do something about it. Results have been zero, zip, zilch, nada.
Will any of them reduce executive power? Six years of Republicans to rein it in. See results from above.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:16 AM (lVU49)

Basically, stop whining. We have no one who is going to accomplish any of those items above. Cruz won't because the GOPe will not play ball with him. Dondi is a robot controlled by someone else. His O'Reilly interview was a mess.

There are only two issues right now, immigration and trade. Will Trump sell us out, maybe. Will Cruz, maybe and more likely than Trump I think. Will the other GOPe candidates, yes. You're busy pouting that no one has fixed the sink while the house is being robbed and strangers are throwing a rave inside.

Posted by: WOPR at February 24, 2016 09:26 AM (gQmg/)

324 I am thrilled that Trump is winning, only because the GOPe is having a stroke over hom. I really hate all of those "men" and want their heads to explode on prime time tv. It's what they deserve after all the years of lies and thinking we on flyover country are stupid hicks. They deserve every minute of a Trump presidency.
Posted by: Abby at February 24, 2016 09:25 AM (HBU7W)

Hard to disagree with that. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:26 AM (DUoqb)

325 Skank sock off.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 24, 2016 09:26 AM (X6fMO)

326 I wonder if Talia Jane has ever looked into part time work as a comfort woman? It's an option.

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2016 09:26 AM (UzPAd)

327 Know who's also upset about Facebook and Twitter? ISIS.

https://tinyurl.com/hw3rksm


Heh. Heh. Heh. Now where did I put that tiny violin?

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2016 09:26 AM (zoehZ)

328 Also repost of this

How pets can relieve stress:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/k9poobh

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:27 AM (w4NZ8)

329 311 If they had just let the Mafia run the Casinos all would be fine.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:23 AM (DUoqb)

Casinos in Vegas are not doing so hot either. The Bamaconamy has been hell for everybody but the politicians and the FSA.
And contrary to the idiots in the MFM and the Democrats we have never recovered from the 2009 collapse.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 09:27 AM (t2KH5)

330 So your solution is... to vote for Trump and therefore continue to fund PP?
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:26 AM (lVU49)

No my solution is not to vote for the guys that haven't done what they said they will do. Since neither party will do what I want, I have to look at other issues, don't I?

I don't vote for the jersey, I vote for results.

Posted by: WOPR at February 24, 2016 09:28 AM (gQmg/)

331 The only question left is when does Trump declare victory over the establishment and offer Rubio the vice presidency to consolidate their support? Rubio would take it in a minute and the elites would be happy.

Posted by: chrn at February 24, 2016 09:28 AM (u5Aqa)

332 >>And, yet, here we are proposing to elect a blustering, vapid billionaire or a wealthy old lady crime lord.
Alt-reality elections aren't entertaining after all...


Word.

You know why we have Trump? Just listen to 5 min of TFG, like his gitmo speech yesterday. He is just as outrageous as Trump -- could argue more so --- but it's wrapped in a PC package. Trump is the pendulum swinging all the way in the other direction. If anyone in the GOP had bothered to call out Obama over the past 7 years people would not be interested in Trump.


Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2016 09:28 AM (NOIQH)

333 ***"So your solution is... to vote for Trump and therefore continue to fund PP?"***


What's your solution Jeff? Please, show your work and how it will be different from Trump.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 09:28 AM (Wckf4)

334 And a very significant part of the problem for those Casinos was the opening of both Fox Woods and the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut. They drew a large percentage of the gambling crowd away from New Jersey.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 24, 2016 09:26 AM (iONHu)

It contributed, not so sure it was a "significant" part. What was significant was over building of Casinos in AC, which is part and partial of what you said, so we don't really disagree that much. And the downturn in the economy came at bad time for them also. Not to mention the shitty weather in NJ compared to Las Vegas and not legal whores ( opps did I say that?)

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:28 AM (DUoqb)

335 "to enact some socialist boondoggle."

How was the nap, Rip?

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:29 AM (Bdeb0)

336
269 Fromsnicker of day link:

"... there's lots of folks here who believe that the Second Amendment is under attack.."

Believe? I think he meant realize. There is open discussion of repealing the 2nd Amendment on Hatebook and lefty blogs, I see it all the time. They aren't even trying to hide it any more, just like they no longer deny their socialism. They are proud of their love of govt, and can't wait to grind it's boot in everybody's face.



Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 24, 2016 09:09 AM (1BQGO)







Are they talking about the courts abolishing the 2nd, or through the Amendment process? Because in the past they've put most of their money on the courts tearing down the 2nd in an unconstitutional manner.

If they're talking about starting up the Amendment process, it would at least be you know..... Constitutional. Thoroughly evil, and futile, but Constitutional.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2016 09:29 AM (HolZ7)

337 If they had just let the Mafia run the Casinos all would be fine.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:23 AM (DUoqb)

Casinos in Vegas are not doing so hot either. The Bamaconamy has been hell for everybody but the politicians and the FSA.
And contrary to the idiots in the MFM and the Democrats we have never recovered from the 2009 collapse.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 24, 2016 09:27 AM (t2KH5)


I Know, that was intended as a joke...well mostly at least

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:29 AM (DUoqb)

338 This is your daily reminder: Ted Cruz is a politician. I love the blinders that make some folks here think that he isn't running for his own self interest.

Cruz could have seen that voters want a tough stance on immigration. He could have run hard on that early on. He could have mentioned his proposal on giving property back to the states, the one he mentioned just the other day, months ago. He choose to go with standard GOP consultants, who told him to go for the Huckabee/Santorum vote. He could have stayed in "hands off Donald" mode and done pretty well.

Cruz is running a poor campaign and it is not the fault of anyone but him. And his supporters continual attacks on Trump supporters are not doing him any favors. I don't see any way Cruz wins this.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 24, 2016 09:30 AM (Lqy/e)

339 Be nice, people who are comfortable in the status quo don't want to change it. No one wants to change a situation they think makes them successful.

The hardest thing in the world is convincing the winners in a system that a change will not leave them powerless, poor and without the voice they have, but will make everyone richer and in control of their own lives.
They don't see the point, and they are not willing to risk what they have and hope to pass on to their children.


Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2016 09:30 AM (q2o38)

340 i'm listening to beck right now....he's upset that trump called out katie curic while katie was in the room........claims he was inciting the crowd.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 24, 2016 09:30 AM (0O7c5)

341 >>>The anal probe itself is not bad. Its the damn prep the day before that sucks.

Pace yourself. That gallon of salty water goes down ok in one pint increments.

Oh. Right. The other end.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 09:30 AM (bpn7O)

342 How pets can relieve stress:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/k9poobh

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:27 AM (w4NZ

Posted by: H at February 24, 2016 09:30 AM (wYnyS)

343 I am thrilled that Trump is winning, only because the GOPe is having a stroke over hom. I really hate all of those "men" and want their heads to explode on prime time tv. It's what they deserve after all the years of lies and thinking we on flyover country are stupid hicks. They deserve every minute of a Trump presidency.
Posted by: Abby at February 24, 2016 09:25 AM (HBU7W)

Hard to disagree with that. Sigh
Posted by: Nevergiveup



And THAT is where a lot of Trumpers are coming from.
We KNOW he isn't a conservative.
We KNOW he has flip-flopped on positions.

BUT FUCK THE GOPe. Sideways.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:31 AM (JWzxO)

344 Also this:

http://mybeautifulamerica.com

I posted this website a couple of days ago with pictures from this guys RV'ing trips throughout America , but on his site he has more movies including spots in Dixie and the Southwest, Scrolll down to enjoy some of the beautiful areas you live in:

http://mybeautifulamerica.com


I would post more of the upbeat links, but I'm not feeling too well-physically-today

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:31 AM (w4NZ8)

345 332 If anyone in the GOP had bothered to call out Obama over the past 7 years people would not be interested in Trump.
------------------------------------------------------

I agree with this, but so what? Now we must be punished? Because Bitch McConnell is a scheming loser we have to suffer? We have somehow earned out del-destruction because the GOP is so fucking feckless?

This, I do not understand.

Posted by: MTF at February 24, 2016 09:32 AM (TxJGV)

346 FenelonSpoke: I put some [happy links] on the end of the previous thread.

Hide-and-seek with FS's good news, too? Another reason I miss the morning thread.

Plus, gotta go back into Ace's caucus thread for 'em? Without a guide or a map? (Puts on waders.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - can't win for losin' at February 24, 2016 09:32 AM (DUqif)

347 How pets can relieve stress:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/k9poobh

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:27 AM (w4NZ

Pixy scores again!


FS: you're right, I find kicking my dogs relieves a lot of stress!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2016 09:32 AM (wYnyS)

348 BUT FUCK THE GOPe. Sideways.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:31 AM (JWzxO)

with a pineapple

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 24, 2016 09:32 AM (0O7c5)

349 Damn, it's like people are doing napalm runs on fields of strawmen this morning.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 09:32 AM (Wckf4)

350 All will be well if we just elect someone with long fingers and a je ne sais quoi.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 09:32 AM (oVJmc)

351 I don't vote for the jersey, I vote for results.
Posted by: WOPR at February 24, 2016 09:28 AM (gQmg/)


I suppose it is better than voting for Connecticut.

(Humina-humina-humina-ha!)

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2016 09:33 AM (q2o38)

352 I'm actually hoping for a zombie apocalypse. I wouldn't last more than a couple of days, myself, but we....

Well, I was about to say "we could all agree on a common enemy" but then I thought the Progs/Left/Dems would be shrieking about protecting one of their major voting blocks. So never mind.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 24, 2016 09:33 AM (AroJD)

353 What's your solution Jeff? Please, show your work and how it will be different from Trump.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 09:28 AM (Wckf4)

My solution, all the way back in the fall, was to vote for Jindal. You know, a guy who actually has a record of introducing and implementing conservative reforms.

My solution, right now, if it's not Cruz as the nominee, is to vote third party. I cannot vote for the socialist or the felon or the Democrat. Because while I might agree with Trump (to an extent) on the issue of immigration, I disagree with him on *virtually everything else*, and I am going to vote for someone who more closely aligns with what I believe to be important over a single-issue demagogue.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:33 AM (lVU49)

354
BBC has this series on Life & Deathrow. It sends all the fanboiz and gurlz to the tubes screaming how horrible Americans are. The lates show was on those awful murders in Ohio. Boy beats up gf sending her to ICU. Her parents forbid him to see her and he breaks into their home and kills them in bed with a sledge hammer. His partner in crime is a juvie and the 18 y/o bf gets death. His mitigation was that he was dx with antisocial disorder. Does being antisocial send you in a homicidal rage? Dont know. It was sickening.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 24, 2016 09:33 AM (iQIUe)

355 >>And a very significant part of the problem for those Casinos was the opening of both Fox Woods and the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut. They drew a large percentage of the gambling crowd away from New Jersey.

Yep. Once they opened anyone north of Manhattan had a much easier and in many ways much nicer option.

I have read an article that was focused on the commercial development industry bankruptcy rate and Trump was used as an example of a company on the high end given it's size but that's not my issue with Trump. He's not nearly the business giant he pretends to be but that's his shtick.

My real problem is that he is all over the map with his "policies" and much like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 24, 2016 09:33 AM (/tuJf)

356 345 We have somehow earned out del-destruction our self-destruction because the GOP is so fucking feckless

Posted by: MTF at February 24, 2016 09:33 AM (TxJGV)

357 fenelon

what's going on? hope you feel better soon

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 24, 2016 09:33 AM (0O7c5)

358 343 I am thrilled that Trump is winning, only because the GOPe is having a stroke over hom. I really hate all of those "men" and want their heads to explode on prime time tv. It's what they deserve after all the years of lies and thinking we on flyover country are stupid hicks. They deserve every minute of a Trump presidency.
Posted by: Abby at February 24, 2016 09:25 AM (HBU7W)


If you think that Trump will destroy the Establishment if elected POTUS, then you are in for a very rude awakening should that eventuality come to pass.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2016 09:33 AM (zLP1L)

359 My solution, right now, if it's not Cruz as the nominee, is to vote third party.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:33 AM (lVU49)

So your a hillary supporter? I thought so. Ya know there are other Blogs for people like you

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:34 AM (DUoqb)

360 There are only two issues right now, immigration and trade.

No there aren't, those are the only two issues that Trump wants you to consider. There are actually quite a large number of issues of great importance, including health care and taxes and others.

Who are you to tell me what is *the issue*? If you are going to be a single-issue immigration issue voter, why can't I be a single-issue voter on something else that *I* deem to be more important?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:34 AM (lVU49)

361 ten simple ways to reduce stress:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/knu6mbc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:34 AM (w4NZ8)

362 So your a hillary supporter? I thought so. Ya know there are other Blogs for people like you

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:34 AM (DUoqb)

I'm not voting for the felon either.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:35 AM (lVU49)

363 Pennsylvania also has recently allowed 'gaming'. I have two casinos within a half hour drive. Atlantic City is an hour and a half away.

Posted by: mega machines at February 24, 2016 09:35 AM (fbovC)

364 Next Tuesday I will vote for the serviceable conservative Ted Cruz. I hope he does well. After SuperTuesday I fear I will have to decide whether I could bring myself to vote for Trump in the general. I'm thinking it won't matter, Alabama will go for the Republican without a doubt.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 09:35 AM (evdj2)

365
I wonder if Talia Jane has ever looked into part time work as a comfort woman? It's an option.

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2016 09:26 AM (UzPAd)







I'd say the odds are she's already been doing this for years, she just didn't mention it.

At the very least, she's almost certainly economizing on her night life by caging drinks from random guys at bars.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2016 09:35 AM (HolZ7)

366 >>>It contributed, not so sure it was a "significant" part. What was
significant was over building of Casinos in AC, which is part and
partial of what you said, so we don't really disagree that much. And the
downturn in the economy came at bad time for them also. Not to mention
the shitty weather in NJ compared to Las Vegas and not legal whores (
opps did I say that?)
.
.
.Oh it was significant alright. We lived less than two miles from the Mohegan Sun before they even started when it was an old abandoned power plant and farm field and after it all got built. By the time it was all up and running they would record 10,000+ cars a day going in to the Casino on the weekends. They have 13,000 parking spots just around the Casino and they are overflowing on a typical weekend. They built extra parking lots over two miles away to to hold the overflow and had a fleet of buses to take people back and forth to their cars.

And Fox Woods is even bigger just 15 miles down the road.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 24, 2016 09:35 AM (iONHu)

367 My real problem is that he is all over the map with his "policies" and much like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 24, 2016 09:33 AM (/tuJf)

Yup, HOWEVER, with hillary you KNOW what your going to get. So with that choice, I'll go with unknown and pray a lot. Oh and also buy more ammo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:36 AM (DUoqb)

368 ***"We KNOW he isn't a conservative.

We KNOW he has flip-flopped on positions."***


That's what kills me. They carry on about these things about Trump as if Rubio, and most likely Cruz are rock-ribbed conservatives and don't have a fvcking tangible record of flip-flopping.


Please.


I get criticism of other candidates and their supporters, but given the actual reality of everyone in the race, no one should be calling anyone retards.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 09:36 AM (Wckf4)

369 So your a hillary supporter? I thought so. Ya know there are other Blogs for people like you

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:34 AM (DUoqb)
I'm not voting for the felon either.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:35 AM (lVU49)

Wake up pal, if your voting 3rd party your voting for hillary

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:37 AM (DUoqb)

370 ***"We KNOW he isn't a conservative.



We KNOW he has flip-flopped on positions."***


But he gives you good feelz about being an American, so he gets your vote, all of that pesky "issue stuff" aside.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:37 AM (lVU49)

371 Wake up pal, if your voting 3rd party your voting for hillary

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:37 AM (DUoqb)

No I am voting my conscience, and so should you.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:38 AM (lVU49)

372 More ridiculous spin for all of Trump's actions, statements and positions. He started off as just a blunt object to bash the GOPe over the head but now he's being defended as someone who can 'fix' what ails us.



I've accepted he will be the nominee so I'll not continue my criticism of him but I will not vote for him.

My last observation of Trump before I ignore him is that his speeches / interviews are just like a aos comment thread. He can go OT with the best of them. A question about Iraq can end up discussing how nice a person Howard Stern is.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 09:38 AM (dwNYN)

373 And Trump isn't really "all over the map" on his policies. He is a traditional moderate Democrat, who verges into Code Pink territory when it comes to the Iraq War.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:38 AM (lVU49)

374 But he gives you good feelz about being an American, so he gets your vote, all of that pesky "issue stuff" aside.



After being fucked in the ass by "my side" for the last 30 years, I don't fucking care any more.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:38 AM (JWzxO)

375 beck says he and his group were terrified going into places dominated by trump supporters.....he said ladies were chanting trump ......that is what he claims is VILE....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 24, 2016 09:39 AM (0O7c5)

376 JJ,

Just one question for you: if Trump is so establishment, why do the news shows spend all their time talking about what needs to be done to stop him? Can you find any other campaign where there is so much energy devoted to trying to stop the front runner?

And, bonus question, if the GOP is out to connect with minorities, why are they against the candidate that has proven that he can get their support?

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 24, 2016 09:39 AM (Lqy/e)

377 How an attitude of gratitude can receive stress

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y24s7ra

Hi, folks-Please don't think that I'm suggesting I have this stuff down pat. I have to practice too, so I post these things as much for myself as for anyone else. :^)

I do spend every morning praying about things I'm grateful for though and it has helped me a lot. You don't have to be a praying person to write down or express verbally what you're grateful for.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:40 AM (w4NZ8)

378 >>>BBC has this series on Life & Deathrow.

I don't mind the death penalty. I do mind the time people spend on death row.

GA recently executed a man who'd been on death row since 1979. That's 36 years. Three hots and a cot for 36 years, at my expense. And I think the average time on death row is 20 years.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 09:40 AM (bpn7O)

379 Foxwoods was the first casino I'd ever been to (not counting crappy little Euro ones). I was impressed by just about everything. The size and scale were well beyond what I expected. Since then, I've been to AC and Vegas, but Foxwoods is still my favorite.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 24, 2016 09:40 AM (2cS/G)

380 beck says he and his group were terrified going into places dominated by trump supporters

Beck needs a Safe Space.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 09:40 AM (oVJmc)

381 you vote 3rd party, you'll get moar socialism

that's a given, and it's hard to understand why anyone to the right of Venezuela would do that

which would you rather have a conversation with, Trump or Hillary?

easy call

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:40 AM (ULAZq)

382 Greetings gentlefappers.

#freshhell

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 24, 2016 09:40 AM (LUgeY)

383 Mohegan Sun before they even started when it was an old abandoned power plant and farm field and after it all got built. By the time it was all up and running they would record 10,000+ cars a day going in to the Casino on the weekends. They have 13,000 parking spots just around the Casino and they are overflowing on a typical weekend. They built extra parking lots over two miles away to to hold the overflow and had a fleet of buses to take people back and forth to their cars.

And Fox Woods is even bigger just 15 miles down the road.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 24, 2016 09:35 AM (iONHu

I get that. I've been to both ( Was on the Sub Base ) but in the general scheme of things it was not that bit a hit to AC. AC mostly draws from NY/NJ ( about the same distance as the CT Casinos) PA which is closer to AC and the DC area much closer to AC. The over building in AC hurt the Casinos more than the CT Casinos and the other things I mentioned. AC is NOT a real vacation spot like Vegas. It's a few Casinos stuck between a not so friendly Ocean and a Ghetto

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:40 AM (DUoqb)

384 We have somehow earned out del-destruction because the GOP is so fucking feckless?

This, I do not understand.
Posted by: MTF at February 24, 2016 09:32 AM (TxJGV)

That's the way it works. Unless you want to be the locked in voter that the party never has to respond to. The GOPe is counting on you voting for them because you don't want the other guy. They just need to stay a little to the right of the Dems.

Suffering because the of actions of others is a common situation in life. Suffer now and maybe the GOPe will take the hint or implode or disappear. Do the same thing, vote for whoever the GOPe pick is, and what? More of the same failure theater.

Posted by: WOPR at February 24, 2016 09:41 AM (gQmg/)

385 Beck gets more frilly girlish with each passing day.

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:41 AM (ULAZq)

386 I would post more of the upbeat links, but I'm not feeling too well-physically-today
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:31 AM (w4NZ

I hope you feel better, FS. Prayers your way.

And thanks for the happy! It makes a difference.

My happy this morning was my Newf waking me up by bumping my face, and then nudging my glasses, as he has figured out I can't get out of bed without those things on my face.

Posted by: Moki at February 24, 2016 09:41 AM (7q2ch)

387
345 332 If anyone in the GOP had bothered to call out Obama over the past 7 years people would not be interested in Trump.
------------------------------------------------------

I agree with this, but so what? Now we must be punished? Because Bitch McConnell is a scheming loser we have to suffer? We have somehow earned out del-destruction because the GOP is so fucking feckless?

This, I do not understand.

Posted by: MTF at February 24, 2016 09:32 AM (TxJGV)







The theory is kind of like treating cancer via chemo. It's drinking poison, but the poison kills cancer cells faster than healthy cells. The trick is to start the chemo early enough that you have sufficient healthy cells to be viable after the cancer is dead.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2016 09:41 AM (HolZ7)

388 not that there's anything wrong with "frilly girlish"

for a girl

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:41 AM (ULAZq)

389 Rats, not in time for the Trump/Rubio/Cruz spot in the posting order. I'll have to content myself with Jim Jim The Dog Faced Boy.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 24, 2016 07:56 AM (eytER)

So that's how you pronounce "Gilmore"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 09:41 AM (xuouz)

390 >> I'll go with unknown and pray a lot

We should put that on t-shirts.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 24, 2016 09:41 AM (nXeSu)

391
I don't mind the death penalty. I do mind the time people spend on death row.



Billable hours, baby, billable hours.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 24, 2016 09:42 AM (LUgeY)

392 374 But he gives you good feelz about being an American, so he gets your vote, all of that pesky "issue stuff" aside.

After being fucked in the ass by "my side" for the last 30 years, I don't fucking care any more.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:38 AM (JWzxO

At this point what difference does it make?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2016 09:42 AM (voOPb)

393 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 24, 2016 09:33 AM (0O7c5)

Thanks, very much, dear. I have something that periodically acts up. I'll just go back to bed now:

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:42 AM (w4NZ8)

394 prayers for fen!

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:42 AM (ULAZq)

395 390
>> I'll go with unknown and pray a lot



We should put that on t-shirts.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 24, 2016 09:41 AM (nXeSu)
yes

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 24, 2016 09:42 AM (0O7c5)

396 http://preview.tinyurl.com/gowcz87

Just a random image. Means nothing.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 24, 2016 09:42 AM (WVsWD)

397 So Trump really has shifted the Overton Window - all the way to the left, on *every* issue except immigration. Because he accepts the liberal premise on every other issue.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:42 AM (lVU49)

398 >>And Trump isn't really "all over the map" on his policies. He is a traditional moderate Democrat, who verges into Code Pink territory when it comes to the Iraq War.

Really. In less than one year Trump went from calling Romney's illegal immigration policy "crazy and mean" to claiming that he would build a yuuge wall and deport every single illegal in America and then he would build a door in the wall and let all "the good ones back in".

That is traditional nonsense not traditional moderate Democrat. And most of his other policies are similarly incoherent.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 24, 2016 09:43 AM (/tuJf)

399 No I am voting my conscience, and so should you.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:38 AM (lVU49)

Save that crap for some naive 18 year old college student majoring in sociology. Ever vote counts and the reality is your helping to put a Democrat in the White house

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:43 AM (DUoqb)

400 They are proud of their love of govt, and can't wait to grind it's boot in everybody's face."

Had to chuckle at that one - esp as a number of said folks are now "OMG APPLE MUST FIGHT FEDS"

The incongruity escapes them.

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at February 24, 2016 09:43 AM (C9pBZ)

401 >>I hope you feel better, FS. Prayers your way.

Yes, this!

Hi Moki!

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 24, 2016 09:43 AM (nXeSu)

402
Nevergiveup

Give. Up.

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 09:43 AM (1efdY)

403 ***"He is a traditional moderate Democrat, who verges into Code Pink territory when it comes to the Iraq War."***


That's called The Mainstream now. The right has lost a lot of rhetorical and policy battles in the last 15 years. The Iraq war was one of them.


Sadly, a significant number of Morons (yes, the big M type) buy into the "Code Pink" position, more or less.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 09:43 AM (Wckf4)

404 Thanks, very much, dear. I have something that periodically acts up. I'll just go back to bed now:





Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:42 AM (w4NZ
aw, try to relax .....(((hugs))) prayers

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 24, 2016 09:43 AM (0O7c5)

405

Common sense.

The Republican Establishment Needs to Stop Worrying and Love the Donald

http://bit.ly/1R1dqmH

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 09:43 AM (qCMvj)

406
After being fucked in the ass by "my side" for the last 30 years, I don't fucking care any more.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:38 AM (JWzxO







You don't enter that booth for the voting, do you?

*zippp*

Posted by: The GOPe at February 24, 2016 09:43 AM (HolZ7)

407 Pat Buchanan weighs in on Trump

buchanan.org/blog/nationalism-and-populism-propel-trump-124860

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2016 09:44 AM (1MFjL)

408 "My solution, all the way back in the fall, was to vote for Jindal. You know, a guy who actually has a record of introducing and implementing conservative reforms."

Jindal financially wrecked Louisiana. I'll show my math after you show yours. It's more fun that way.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:44 AM (Bdeb0)

409 reddit is a cesspool, but if you're interested in seeing what the kids have to say about Donald Trump, go over to r/the_donald and click around.

They're having a marvelous time. "I've donated $0.00 to Donald Trump's campaign! Match me and I'll double it!"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 09:44 AM (xuouz)

410 If they had just let the Mafia run the Casinos all would be fine. Posted by: Nevergiveup


Yeah, Jimmy Hoffa would have had them running like clockwork. Unfortunately he was never able to cement his popularity in the fashion required.

Posted by: mega machines at February 24, 2016 09:44 AM (fbovC)

411 Suffering because the of actions of others is a common situation in life. Suffer now and maybe the GOPe will take the hint or implode or disappear.

Do the same thing, vote for whoever the GOPe pick is, and what?




30+ years of the same failure theater.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:45 AM (JWzxO)

412 Lawdy. Looks like Screwbio is going to win Nevada. C3bio's drones will be even more insufferable now.

Posted by: Elian Gonzalez at February 24, 2016 09:45 AM (+aCe4)

413 you vote 3rd party, you'll get moar socialism

If I vote for either of the Socialist, the Felon or the Democrat, we are going to get more socialism anyway.

If I vote my conscience, then we will get more socialism, but socialism that I have not endorsed.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:45 AM (lVU49)

414 Started the prep at 5:30 and it took six hours to kick in - about 10 minutes after I tried to go to bed.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2016 09:45 AM (DwF62)

415 I look at the GOPe as a bunch of fleshpot politicians who have been in the Palace too long

the Palace keeps growing, and growing, and GROWING

I want to send in yeoman farmer types (so to speak) who will DEMOLISH the wasteful and unconstitutional parts of the federal government and deliver a huge part of it back to the states where those powers rightly belong

and then I want to those reps to go back home after the job is done

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:45 AM (ULAZq)

416 >>>After being fucked in the ass by "my side" for the last 30 years, I don't fucking care any more.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:38 AM (JWzxO)

***

Exactly.

In addition, the contempt I experience because I won't get behind Mario for the big win sort of solidifies my attitude.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 09:45 AM (bpn7O)

417 I hope you feel better, FS. Prayers your way.

Thanks very much; Our furry four legged family friends can be a great blessing ton us, can't they?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:45 AM (w4NZ8)

418 Unfortunately he was never able to cement his popularity in the fashion required.
Posted by: mega machines at February 24, 2016 09:44 AM (fbovC)

I see what you did there...well done

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:45 AM (DUoqb)

419 "socialism that I have not endorsed"

how nice for you

while the rest of us, and particularly our children, get fucked

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:46 AM (ULAZq)

420
Yeah, Jimmy Hoffa would have had them running like clockwork. Unfortunately he was never able to cement his popularity in the fashion required.

Posted by: mega machines at February 24, 2016 09:44 AM (fbovC)








*snort*
ISWYDT

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2016 09:46 AM (HolZ7)

421 >>>beck says he and his group were terrified going into places dominated by trump supporters

Another sensitive snowflake self-identifies.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 09:46 AM (bpn7O)

422 Feel better Fen. Hope it's nothing too serious.
If my phone had a USB port, I'd pour you some chicken soup through it.

Thanks for the non-crappy-news links.

Posted by: Chi at February 24, 2016 09:46 AM (nMP3C)

423 Ever vote counts"

And some more than others. Two, three, four, votes or more.
Esp. in districts like my old one in which the number of "registered voters" was approx the same as the census estimate of all adults.

Really builds confidence, no?

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at February 24, 2016 09:46 AM (C9pBZ)

424 The GOPe lost another one of their arguments against Trump in Nevada because he won the Hispanic vote there. Their "he isn't electable because minorities won't vote for him" lie gone.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 24, 2016 09:46 AM (iONHu)

425 That is traditional nonsense not traditional moderate Democrat. And most of his other policies are similarly incoherent.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 24, 2016 09:43 AM (/tuJf)

It's a cultural candidacy that is getting large numbers of young ostensibly democrat people to question PC culture, the fuzzy no-specifics socialism, and the racial puritanism of the left.

I have no idea what he'll end up doing once he's elected but it cannot help but be better than Obama.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 09:46 AM (xuouz)

426 ISIS Threatens Mark Zuckerberg And Jack Dorsey
The terror group vowed retaliation for efforts to suspend ISIS-affiliated social media accounts

LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:46 AM (DUoqb)

427 ***"So Trump really has shifted the Overton Window - all the way to the left, on *every* issue except immigration. Because he accepts the liberal premise on every other issue."***


Big deal. Rubio wants to enact policies which will hasten our economic declaine and ensure permanent Donk majorities. Oh yeah, and he's not real big on campus free speech or due process. That's his RECORD. What you have on Trump is a bunch of conflicting statements. His bullshit lacks the clarity of Rubio's. And I bet you'd vote Rubio in a heartbeat.


Tell me more about how bad Trump is.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 09:47 AM (Wckf4)

428 392 374 But he gives you good feelz about being an American, so he gets your vote, all of that pesky "issue stuff" aside.

After being fucked in the ass by "my side" for the last 30 years, I don't fucking care any more.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:38 AM (JWzxO

At this point what difference does it make?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2016 09:42 AM (voOPb)



Exactly. So why not try Trump? He MIGHT be different.
We KNOW the others won't be.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:47 AM (JWzxO)

429 FS: How pets can relieve stress

I ran into this note about the umpteenth the dog whined to be let in/out this morning.

ten simple ways to reduce stress
How an attitude of gratitude can receive stress


I sense a stressful theme in these links. I was feeling pretty good until I saw them.

/KIDDING, FS! (mostly)

Posted by: mindful webworker - tense, but not stressed at February 24, 2016 09:47 AM (DUqif)

430 "If I vote for either of the Socialist, the Felon or the Democrat, we are going to get more socialism anyway.If I vote my conscience, then we will get more socialism, but socialism that I have not endorsed."

Okay, Hamlet, so cast your vote. After you finish your homework.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:47 AM (Bdeb0)

431 ISIS Threatens Mark Zuckerberg And Jack Dorsey
The terror group vowed retaliation for efforts to suspend ISIS-affiliated social media accounts


Hmmm.

I'm trying to pick sides, here.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 09:48 AM (oVJmc)

432 I have no idea what he'll end up doing once he's elected but it cannot help but be better than Obama.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 09:46 AM (xuouz)

Sigh. Yup. And that is just about what this election is coming down to.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:48 AM (DUoqb)

433 My general take on the general takes here:

I think it's a sign of the times that some think it will make a difference if we hit the wall at 100 mph as opposed to 105 mph.

We ARE going to hit the wall, folks.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 09:48 AM (659DL)

434 "Rubio wants to enact policies which will hasten our economic declaine and ensure permanent Donk majorities."

this

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:48 AM (ULAZq)

435
how nice for you



while the rest of us, and particularly our children, get fucked

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:46 AM (ULAZq)

Of the three candidates, there isn't anyone who is opposed to socialism.
Why should you or I endorse it at all?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:48 AM (lVU49)

436 Re: snakes in the Quabbin, I'm guessing the genius who came up with this idea is from Athol.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 24, 2016 09:49 AM (Q7bO0)

437 It seems to me that conservatives are so used to being bitten by the popular culture, lied to and humiliated by it, that they're afraid to trust anything that comes out of it anymore, and Trump is definitely pop culture. I get it.

Choose to believe in the basic goodness of America.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 09:49 AM (xuouz)

438 John "Crazy Eyes" McAfee is running for the nomination of the Libertarian Party.

Just thought I'd throw that out there.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:49 AM (Bdeb0)

439 >>>Beck gets more frilly girlish with each passing day.<<<

Beck is puffy and soft like a chili relleno.

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2016 09:49 AM (UzPAd)

440 Hmmm.

I'm trying to pick sides, here.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 09:48 AM (oVJmc)

I Know, exactly how I felt

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:49 AM (DUoqb)

441 Who are you to tell me what is *the issue*? If you are going to be a single-issue immigration issue voter, why can't I be a single-issue voter on something else that *I* deem to be more important?
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:34 AM (lVU49)

Sure, you can pick taxes as your main issue and be with the other 5-10% that that is their primary concern. Go ahead and then wonder why other issues of more importance to a greater number of people swamp your concerns.

Most ideological items don't matter when the country is flooded with legal and illegal immigrants. I'm sorry you can't seem to understand that. Eventually it will affect everyone's little bubble, even in a university. Look at California.

Posted by: WOPR at February 24, 2016 09:49 AM (gQmg/)

442 Exactly. So why not try Trump? He MIGHT be different.

We KNOW the others won't be.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:47 AM (JWzxO)

Call me naive, but I still believe issues and policies matter.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:49 AM (lVU49)

443 Hey Mama AJ!!!

How are things your way?

Posted by: Moki at February 24, 2016 09:50 AM (7q2ch)

444 Ah, no one can out-Eeyore Eeyore.

Allahpundit on Twitter:

>>Optimistic that Rubio can snag a win somewhere after he's been mathematically eliminated

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 24, 2016 09:50 AM (nXeSu)

445 ISIS Threatens Mark Zuckerberg And Jack Dorsey

The terror group vowed retaliation for efforts to suspend ISIS-affiliated social media accounts

Hmmm.

I'm trying to pick sides, here.


I know, right?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 09:50 AM (659DL)

446 I did call you naive, no need to repeat yourself

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:50 AM (DUoqb)

447 I do have to say Trump walking into the room and stepping all over Glenn Beck's speech was classic alpha vs. beta. I am still laughing at that photo of Beck standing there looking like his prom date just walked off with the captain of the football team.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at February 24, 2016 09:50 AM (JxMoP)

448 My biggest suggestion to relive stress-get off this thread now ;^) -let your arguments go and wait for the beautiful art thread. The people on here are not your enemy

Running (well, make that walking slowly) away now

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2016 09:50 AM (w4NZ8)

449
ISIS Threatens Mark Zuckerberg And Jack Dorsey
The terror group vowed retaliation for efforts to suspend ISIS-affiliated social media accounts


Hmmm.

I'm trying to pick sides, here.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 09:48 AM (oVJmc)








I suggest "high casualties"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2016 09:51 AM (HolZ7)

450 Hmmm.

I'm trying to pick sides, here."

Why? Just pass the popcorn.

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at February 24, 2016 09:51 AM (C9pBZ)

451 John "Crazy Eyes" McAfee is running for the nomination of the Libertarian Party.

I'm all in for Joy Waymire.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 09:51 AM (oVJmc)

452 The rattlesnakes to Quabbin idea is so stupid, that when I first saw it on some Worcester News Site, I wasn't convinced it was real until I read it twice, checked for other sources. Does nobody watch The Simpsons anymore?

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 24, 2016 09:51 AM (2cS/G)

453 I'm going to boost my post at >409 and repeat, if you want a laugh, check out r/the_donald on reddit. No joke laugh out loud hilarious. Fascinating to see what the kids are doing with this candidacy, especially in light of just how strait-jacketed for Bernie that website is otherwise, across the board.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 09:52 AM (xuouz)

454 the reality is your helping to put a Democrat in the White house

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:43 AM (DUoqb)

No, I have repeatedly stated that I am *not* voting for Trump

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:52 AM (lVU49)

455 "Of the three candidates, there isn't anyone who is opposed to socialism."

you have to make a bet

given Cruz vs Hillary, I'd bet Cruz
given Trump vs Hillary, I'd bet Trump but feel dicier
given Rubio vs Hillary, I'd bet Rubio but know I'm a rube for doing so

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:52 AM (ULAZq)

456 Obama Brags: I Threw The Book At Jihadi Terrorists

Yeah. Ya threw the book at Iran also right?
Ya know that book with 150 billion in it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:52 AM (DUoqb)

457 431 ISIS Threatens Mark Zuckerberg And Jack Dorsey
The terror group vowed retaliation for efforts to suspend ISIS-affiliated social media accounts


Hmmm.

I'm trying to pick sides, here.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 09:48 AM (oVJmc)

I know! I'm having a hard time ginning up sympathy for either of those twerps.l

Posted by: Moki at February 24, 2016 09:52 AM (7q2ch)

458 414 Started the prep at 5:30 and it took six hours to kick in - about 10 minutes after I tried to go to bed.



Talk about "don't shit the bed".

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:52 AM (JWzxO)

459 if it's not Hillary, then all the bets change

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:52 AM (ULAZq)

460
Quote from Trump speech last night:
"You're going to be proud of your president, and you're going to be even prouder of your country!"

The way he said it, I was waiting for "Or ELSE!!!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBC-B4ZILTk&t=6m29s

I guess that part will come later...

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 09:53 AM (1efdY)

461 Call me naive, but I still believe issues and policies matter.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:49 AM (lVU49)

Cultural power IS political power.

We have to claw our way back into the public consciousness and the national conversation before we can score a policy win.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 09:53 AM (xuouz)

462 the reality is your helping to put a Democrat in the White house

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:43 AM (DUoqb)
No, I have repeatedly stated that I am *not* voting for Trump
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:52 AM (lVU49)

Thank you for proving my point.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:53 AM (DUoqb)

463 Posted by: Mama AJ at February 24, 2016 09:50 AM

He'll get a trophy for participating!

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 09:53 AM (D+xyy)

464 Where the STD plagued illegal womens at

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 09:53 AM (/D5Lf)

465 claiming that he would build a yuuge wall and deport every single
illegal in America and then he would build a door in the wall and let
all "the good ones back in".


In other words, Trump supports 'touchback amnesty'. Which was a major part of Bush's 2006 immigration bill, the one endorsed by the "sensible moderates".

Yes he is a moderate Democrat.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:53 AM (lVU49)

466 So, Trump Breitbarted Beck's speech.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 24, 2016 09:53 AM (HMt16)

467 Re: snakes in the Quabbin, I'm guessing the genius who came up with this idea is from Athol.


I'm not strictly against this. Rattlesnakes are indigenous to MA and I don't mind efforts to restore them.

I just find it hilarious that they're saying "oh, no, there's no way they'd get off the island".

As if snakes can't swim or traverse the roadway to the island.

Just have to be more careful fishing the Y-pool and the Swift.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (1xUj/)

468 The terror group vowed retaliation for efforts to suspend ISIS-affiliated social media accounts

Also, I want everyone to ponder THAT one for a minute.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (659DL)

469 Chemjeff probably refused to vote for McCain and or Romney.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (LoRcb)

470 The GOPe lost another one of their arguments against Trump in Nevada because he won the Hispanic vote there. Their "he isn't electable because minorities won't vote for him" lie gone.

In fairness, he won 40% of the Republican Hispanic vote.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (evdj2)

471 Cultural power IS political power.

I shudder to think what you regard as "cultural power". If it is that alt-right nonsense, then count me out.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (lVU49)

472 for laughs:

Hillary vs. Putin
Rubio vs. Putin
Kasich vs. the Chinese
etc.

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (ULAZq)

473 Trump is in first place because he is the only one to go way out on a limb and address illegal immigration. No one else would touch it at first and some still avoid it at all costs. But Trump won the Hispanic vote in the first state with a significant Hispanic population. What should that tell us?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (iONHu)

474 Trigger warning:

White-out in NW Indiana.

Posted by: DaveA at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (DL2i+)

475 Allahpundit on Twitter:

>>Optimistic that Rubio can snag a win somewhere after he's been mathematically eliminated
Posted by: Mama AJ at February 24, 2016 09:50 AM (nXeSu)


love him

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (qCMvj)

476 456 Obama Brags: I Threw The Book...LIKE A GIRL... At Jihadi Terrorists

Fixed.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (HMt16)

477 469
Chemjeff probably refused to vote for McCain and or Romney.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (LoRcb)

Why? Both McCain and Romney were more conservative than Trump.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (lVU49)

478 Moki, we're hanging in there. Hubby retired from the A.F. and is looking for work. It's not going well or quickly. Louisiana and Texas are not doing as well with oil prices down and jobs are harder to find.

Hope all is better than that with you!

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 24, 2016 09:55 AM (nXeSu)

479 Chemjeff probably refused to vote for McCain and or Romney.
Posted by: Geoffrey at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (LoRcb)

And still wears bell bottom pants

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:55 AM (DUoqb)

480 Started the prep at 5:30 and it took six hours to kick in - about 10 minutes after I tried to go to bed. 


Protip: If you ever find some container called 'MoviePrep' in the refrigerator, it's not something you drink before turning on Netflix.

Posted by: mega machines at February 24, 2016 09:55 AM (fbovC)

481 Hoffa was just too rigid in his stance.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 09:55 AM (qUNWi)

482 Yeah. Ya threw the book at Iran also right?
Ya know that book with 150 billion in it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 09:52 AM


Commonly known as the "checkbook."

OUR checkbook.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 09:55 AM (D+xyy)

483 Recently, Zuckerberg was reported to have 16 security personnel guarding his home.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 24, 2016 09:55 AM (iQIUe)

484 Kaitlyn boo'd for being trans by groups of college republicans.



Oh wait.

Kaitlyn boo'd for holding republican views.


Diversity and inclusion baby!

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 09:55 AM (/D5Lf)

485 >>>I know, right?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 09:50 AM (659DL)

***

I hope they both lose.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 09:55 AM (bpn7O)

486 >>>The GOPe lost another one of their arguments against Trump in Nevada
because he won the Hispanic vote there. Their "he isn't electable
because minorities won't vote for him" lie gone.



In fairness, he won 40% of the Republican Hispanic vote.
.
.
.
.Agreed, but he was supposed to lose it all, Republican and Democrat.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 24, 2016 09:56 AM (iONHu)

487 but he's an unpredictable moderate Democrat who likes to make a lot of money and clearly likes America

I'd rather deal with him than that socialist bitch, Hillary

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:56 AM (ULAZq)

488 "Joy Waymire"

From her website: "Spiritual Visionary since June 2006 to Present."

Sold.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:56 AM (Bdeb0)

489 Trigger warning:

White-out in NW Indiana.




That's ray-ciss!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 09:56 AM (JWzxO)

490 What should that tell us?"

Well, legal immigrants (several on the Mrs' side) aren't happy w/the current state of illegals...

but they're uncle toms. Or something like that, so I'm told.

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at February 24, 2016 09:57 AM (C9pBZ)

491 So, Trump Breitbarted Beck's speech.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 24, 2016 09:53 AM


Vermin Supreme would have glitterbombed Beck.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 09:57 AM (D+xyy)

492 In fairness, he won 40% of the Republican Hispanic vote.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 09:54 AM (evdj2)

Right. They're not real hispanics, they vote republican.

STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

Why are you parroting this Salon talking point?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 09:58 AM (xuouz)

493 Trump is also anti-PC

Hillary will take PC to PMS levels

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 09:58 AM (ULAZq)

494 From her website: "Spiritual Visionary since June 2006 to Present."

We need sig lines.

"Making insightful, profane political comments since 2005."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 09:58 AM (659DL)

495 Well off to class now

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 24, 2016 09:58 AM (lVU49)

496 478- Aw, I am so sorry MamaAJ.

I'm happy he is retired, though-that's got to be a relief. I guess contract positions are down as well-usually there are a decent supply around bases.

Prayers for you and yours as well.

We are doing okay. Hubby is ready to retire as well, but as we have two in college, that's not going to happen for a while. But it's grim working in DC these days.

We are looking at both Texas (where I am from) and Louisiana as retirement locations, since we don't want to continue paying NoVA taxes. Are things just rougher down there now?

Posted by: Moki at February 24, 2016 09:58 AM (7q2ch)

497 Trump won a large plurality of the hispanic vote in Nevada. And he did it against two hispanic opponents. That's gotta revise some preconceptions.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 09:58 AM (oVJmc)

498 That's what kills me. They carry on about these things about Trump as if Rubio, and most likely Cruz are rock-ribbed conservatives and don't have a fvcking tangible record of flip-flopping.


Please.


I get criticism of other candidates and their supporters, but given the actual reality of everyone in the race, no one should be calling anyone retards.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2016 09:36 AM (Wckf4)

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

Thank you.

Ace comes out yesterday with Cruz's "deport all the illegals" answer and says its not really a flip-flop. Come on, his position TWO WEEKS AGO was "we need to talk about it".

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 09:59 AM (LXJ1e)

499 Chem--per your requests:
1. You're naïve
2. You're counted out.

Now get back to work. Hardees is paying you to actually *shake* the fry basket, not just stare at it.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:59 AM (Bdeb0)

500 Does anyone know Trump's views on Reagan?

Has he spoken on that?

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 09:59 AM (qUNWi)

501 Hillary will take PC to PMS levels

I think you mean Cocker Spaniel levels.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 09:59 AM (659DL)

502 Just watched a video of Mila interviewing Melania Trump.
Goodness, even her voice is sexy!

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 09:59 AM (cbfNE)

503 >>>Does nobody watch The Simpsons anymore?

Whacking day will bring a load of tourists to Massachusetts.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 09:59 AM (bpn7O)

504 Recently, Zuckerberg was reported to have 16 security personnel guarding his home.

And since he's so anti-gun they are all armed with cell phones and pepper spray.

Because he's no hypocrite.


/s

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 24, 2016 10:00 AM (PFy0L)

505 Why are you parroting this Salon talking point?

WTF? Are you spazzing out?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 10:00 AM (evdj2)

506 Clayton Bigsby crashes GOP Nevada caucus


http://tinyurl.com/hkoc8aq

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 10:00 AM (YqcVw)

507 Hey a Shout out to National Review! How'd that Trump Hit piece go? Working our for you?

LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:00 AM (DUoqb)

508 Deep down, Hillary hates America.

Trump loves it.

People can tell the difference.

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:00 AM (ULAZq)

509 Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 09:59 AM (Bdeb0)

Rein it in, dude. Chemjeff is long-time HQ good people.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 10:00 AM (659DL)

510 A population, supposedly isolated on a small island, doesn't do much to effect the greater population does it? They rent rowboats, electric motor boats at Quabbin, the first thing everybody does is head for some island to look around. The one with big DANGER-VENOMUS SNAKES!!! signage is going to be a popular destination. I know it's the first one I'd check out. How long until someone dares someone else to get out of the boat?

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 24, 2016 10:01 AM (2cS/G)

511 500 Does anyone know Trump's views on Reagan?

Has he spoken on that?
Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 09:59 AM (qUNWi)

It's in his book.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 10:01 AM (dwNYN)

512 but he's an unpredictable moderate Democrat who likes to make a lot of money and clearly likes America

I'd rather deal with him than that socialist bitch, Hillary



Pretty much this.

::sigh::

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 10:01 AM (qUNWi)

513 Chemjeff is long-time HQ good people.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 10:00 AM (659DL)

yeah, but he is delusional and by his repeated threats, or should I say promises, to vote 3rd party he is essentially in the Democratic Camp and helping to elect Hillary and some of us are sick and tired of his shtick.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:02 AM (DUoqb)

514
How long until someone dares someone else to get out of the boat?


"Here, hold my beer and watch this..."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 24, 2016 10:02 AM (LUgeY)

515 General Zod?

Chemjeff is a professor of chemistry at a university. He's not working at hardee's. It would be nice if we could disagree without being jerks to each other. We are (for the most part) on the same side here, as someone upthread said.

Posted by: Moki at February 24, 2016 10:03 AM (7q2ch)

516 Joy Waymire is the only candidate brave enough to talk about her imaginary friend.

http://2016.presidential-candidates.org/Waymire/

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 10:03 AM (oVJmc)

517 but I still believe issues and policies matter.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16

We don't.

Wow, you really ARE naive.

Posted by: The Stupid Party at February 24, 2016 10:03 AM (326rv)

518 Nevergiveup,

Fine. Argue the case. No need to insult.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 10:03 AM (659DL)

519 We are (for the most part) on the same side here, as someone upthread said.

Posted by: Moki at February 24, 2016 10:03 AM (7q2ch)

Yeah? Not chemjeff.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:04 AM (DUoqb)

520 Yep, after he was away for over 3 years out of the last 8, it's nice to know that's over!

There seem to be lots of applicants for any and every job right now.

I'd wanted to end up in Texas for college opportunities for the kids who are approaching college age. But yeah, both states have some dependency on oil or nat'l gas jobs, so it goes up and down.

I hope it goes up and y'all come on down!

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 24, 2016 10:04 AM (nXeSu)

521 NRO had a hate piece about Trump this morning.

I love the taste of those tears.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 10:05 AM (bpn7O)

522 Choose to believe in the basic goodness of America.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 09:49 AM (xuouz)

What in God's name has Trump done to make me trust him?

And what has America done lately to make me believe in its' basic goodness? The guy who made the PP vids might go to jail. Planned Parenthood - oh, it's doing just fine.

Basic goodness my ass. America is dead.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 24, 2016 10:05 AM (u0lmX)

523 Fine. Argue the case. No need to insult.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 10:03 AM (659DL)

OK I may have missed what Zod said, but chemjeff is becoming extremely repetitive

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:05 AM (DUoqb)

524 Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 08:48 AM (JWzxO)


Yeeesh.


Looks like the GOPe is trying to hamstring the National Treasure that is the Texas Voter.



If Trump or Cruz wins, they need to use their influence to change the rules to favor winner take all states and close open primaries.

I would suggest changing the national rules to make winner take all/closed primary states votes count 2X the primary votes of open/proportional states.

Proportional being a far lesser offense though than open primaries.

Republicans alone should choose their candidate.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2016 10:05 AM (0cMkb)

525 "yeah, but he is delusional and by his repeated threats, or should I say
promises, to vote 3rd party he is essentially in the Democratic Camp and
helping to elect Hillary and some of us are sick and tired of his
shtick."

give him a steak and a 15 meter danger radius...

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2016 10:05 AM (1MFjL)

526 We are looking at both Texas (where I am from) and Louisiana as retirement locations, since we don't want to continue paying NoVA taxes. Are things just rougher down there now? "

We moved the 'Mouse family and all that from NoVa to Texas last year, and it's been a plus from every aspect. Sure, there's some downturn in the local economy (N of Houston), but they've figured out how not to be overly dependent on one segment of the economy.
C'mon down!

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at February 24, 2016 10:05 AM (C9pBZ)

527 >>yeah, but he is delusional and by his repeated threats, or should I say promises, to vote 3rd party he is essentially in the Democratic Camp and helping to elect Hillary and some of us are sick and tired of his shtick.

Really amazes me how much things have changed in 4 years. in 2012, sitting out rather than voting for Romney was the predominate sentiment not just here but all over blogs on the right. Hell, Red State would ban anyone who didn't agree that Romney was just a small step above Satan.

We've come a long way.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 24, 2016 10:06 AM (/tuJf)

528 "Chemjeff is a professor of chemistry at a university. He's not working at hardee's. It would be nice if we could disagree without being jerks to each other. We are (for the most part) on the same side here, as someone upthread said."

Point taken. He's a veteran here, and he's a chemistry professor not a fry-cook. He's also politically incompetent, and has the midge-like tendency to complicate others' assertions with pointless difference-splitting.

My apologies, Chemjeff--I'm sure you don't intend to be annoying.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 10:06 AM (Bdeb0)

529 some of us are sick and tired of his shtick.
Posted by: Nevergiveup



What a delight to meet you, Mr. Kettle. Do you know our good friend Mr. Pot?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2016 10:06 AM (1xUj/)

530 NRO had a hate piece about Trump this morning.

I love the taste of those tears.
Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 10:05 AM (bpn7O)


Trump won't forget this. lol
He has a revenge streak like an elephant's memory.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 10:07 AM (qCMvj)

531 Oh, and while I'm changing the rules.

Drop Iowa and NH as the first states.

They are weirdly out of step with the nation.

Probably a rotating lottery for first position would work better.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2016 10:07 AM (0cMkb)

532 In case you were wondering about NRO, today Jonah Goldberg came out hawking Rubio! as the savior of teh Republicant Party.

I have to fart in his general direction.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 24, 2016 10:08 AM (gyKtp)

533 "midge-like tendency to complicate others' assertions with pointless difference-splitting"

yeah but Zod lets out fine stingers like this one

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:08 AM (ULAZq)

534 Thanks for the links, Fenelon!

Someone mentioned Prager's "happiness hour", which I have listened to in the past (but the station moved his show), so...I'm going to read the book to see if it will help: "Happiness is a serious problem: human nature repair manual."

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2016 10:08 AM (NOIQH)

535 sitting out rather than voting for Romney was the predominate sentiment not just here but all over blogs on the right. Hell, Red State would ban anyone who didn't agree that Romney was just a small step above Satan.

We've come a long way.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 24, 2016 10:06 AM (/tuJf)

Not sure about that. In 2012 I said the same thing that sitting it our or voting 3rd party was the same as voting for Fredo. I said that then and I say that today. I am NOT a Trump guy, never was, and never will be, but give me a choice between road kill and a Democrat and I pick the road kill any day and twice on Sunday

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:08 AM (DUoqb)

536 So anyone who disagrees with Trump is butthurt?

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 24, 2016 10:09 AM (LoRcb)

537 This place drips with irony this morning.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 10:09 AM (evdj2)

538 What a delight to meet you, Mr. Kettle. Do you know our good friend Mr. Pot?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2016 10:06 AM (1xUj/)

And what are you sick of tired of that I say

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:09 AM (DUoqb)

539 so Jonah wants to be a prophet on the sidelines

the Loyal Opposition, letting the monkeys run the asylum

nay, *encouraging* the monkeys to run the asylum, so he can sit on the back bench and feel good about himself and his oppositional "stance"

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:09 AM (ULAZq)

540 OK I may have missed what Zod said, but chemjeff is becoming extremely repetitive

It's hard not to be. My political memories begin with LBJ's "I will not seek" speech. I cannot remember an election year filled with characters that one usually finds in stock telenovela scripts. It's really difficult to discern where policy positions end, consultant speak begins, and the off ramp to caricature behavior begins. That last sentence applies equally to candidates and the Horde, BTW.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 10:10 AM (659DL)

541 Same here, NGU.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 24, 2016 10:10 AM (2cS/G)

542 After Rubio's 1st* place victory last night, the delegate count is:

82 Trump
17 Cruz
16 Rubio

Clearly Trump and Cruz should drop out before the unstoppable might of the Rubio.


*2nd is the new 1st.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 24, 2016 10:10 AM (fQ/0p)

543 If Trump or Cruz wins, they need to use their influence to change the rules to favor winner take all states and close open primaries.

I would suggest changing the national rules to make winner take all/closed primary states votes count 2X the primary votes of open/proportional states.

Proportional being a far lesser offense though than open primaries.

Republicans alone should choose their candidate.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2016 10:05 AM (0cMkb)

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

Yes, however, as long as Republican primaries are financed by the state the state gets to decide the ground rules.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:10 AM (LXJ1e)

544 Really amazes me how much things have changed in 4 years. in 2012,



Yeah. Giving them BOTH houses and then having impeachment taken off the table before they were even sworn in was the "capitulation" too far.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 10:10 AM (JWzxO)

545 Nevergiveup-I've argued with him too, but bottom line, he's a friend that I can disagree with, and still care about. Just like almost everybody on this thread. And Zod's comments were out of line (you can't hit my brother, only I can hit my brother!!!!)

My personal view? Vote against the Dem party, especially if Hildebeast or the Bern get the nom. I don't care if the R is a turnip, RuPaul (which would be fabulous!!!) or Trump.


Anon, thanks! I grew up in Fort Worth, and went to Baylor, and would love to go home. The heat is especially enticing after the snow up here!!!

Posted by: Moki at February 24, 2016 10:10 AM (7q2ch)

546 I'll vote Lyme Disease over Hillary.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 10:11 AM (qUNWi)

547 He's not alone, NGU. I agree with 99 % of what chem saI'd here.

I, for one more, will either stay home or vote 3rd party if Trump is the nominee.
And I've seen the same statement from numerous people here.
Make of that what you will.


And on that note, I'm out for the day. At least until a topic less divisive comes up. Like the Civil War.

Posted by: Chi at February 24, 2016 10:11 AM (nMP3C)

548 "Happiness is a serious problem: human nature repair manual."

it comes packaged as Val-U-Rite...

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2016 10:11 AM (1MFjL)

549 What the hell Grumpy ? I've only posted like three times.

Posted by: Irony at February 24, 2016 10:11 AM (BHaRb)

550 Massive thug brawl breaks out at...


Chuck E. Cheese


http://tinyurl.com/jm4g8oo



Actually not surprised about this. Have one by my gym and it's thug-life central on the weekends at night.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 10:11 AM (YqcVw)

551 I think the early states being proportional makes sense. You want to use them to eliminate the candidates that have no appeal at all without just giving the nomination to the ones best known.

The open primary just sucks though.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 10:11 AM (evdj2)

552 Trump could quiet all this sideline yipping about Rubio if he came out and acted like a fucking statesman once in a while

show us the grown up, Donald

if you can

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:11 AM (ULAZq)

553 Oh, and while I'm changing the rules.

Drop Iowa and NH as the first states.

They are weirdly out of step with the nation.


Devil's Advocate:

While they are not representative, there is something to be said for their tradition of retail politics. They expect to meet candidates in person and they do.

Politics goes wholesale after New Hampshire.

I was in NH for election day and it's clear that they take their role as the nation's bellwether seriously.

If you randomly made Michigan or Alabama first for one cycle and they knew it would not come around again, would the voters be as invested in the process?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2016 10:11 AM (1xUj/)

554 The "big door" comments from Trump are stupid. He should cut that out.

It was the same as the Jindal crap.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:12 AM (LXJ1e)

555 Trump won't forget this. lol
He has a revenge streak like an elephant's memory.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 10:07 AM (qCMvj)

Oh, that's wonderful. Obama's vindictiveness isn't enough for you, let's have another president who uses the office to avenge himself.

Trump threatened the owners of the Cubs the other day. How dare they support other GOP candidates.

It's awful stuff when Hill and Obama do it, but with Trump it's a big lol.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 24, 2016 10:12 AM (u0lmX)

556 Texas court tosses out last of charges against Rick Perry re: abuse of power. So there's some sane news for the morning. I'll take whatever I can get.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 24, 2016 10:12 AM (AJeMv)

557 That's gotta revise some preconceptions.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 09:58 AM


Not around here it doesn't.

Trump is the HQ's Worst Man in the World. In fairness, Shrillery is second on that list.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 10:12 AM (D+xyy)

558 Anon a mouse , Louisiana is presently experiencing some financial issues that the new Dem governor is proposing new taxes to fix. Just like he promised not to do.

If country living is your thing, maybe East Texas on the border of Louisiana may be attractive to you.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 10:12 AM (dwNYN)

559 Why are you parroting this Salon talking point?
WTF? Are you spazzing out?
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 10:00 AM (evdj2)

Quite possibly, yeah.
My point was, he won Hispanics in Nevada. And your response is "but it was republican hispanics."
Why don't they count? I don't buy into this idea that republican racial minorities aren't real versions of whatever race they are.
As for the win itself, on the one hand, yes, this is a small subset of hispanic voters. On the other hand, it's the data we have. In a contest against two hispanic politicians he beat both of them in that crucial category, in the teeth of all conventional wisdom.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 10:12 AM (xuouz)

560 Hillary/Whatever16 would beat the snot out of Trump/Rubberio16. It is known. Thanks GOPe, you bastages.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2016 10:12 AM (zLDYs)

561 I'll vote Lyme Disease over Hillary.

Genital Warts.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 24, 2016 10:12 AM (659DL)

562 The NRO repeated the AmSpec piece from days ago

A Rubio-Cruz Ticket Might Be the Only Way to Stop Trump

Although the AmSpec piece had those names reversed

A CRUZ-RUBIO COMPACT
The only way to stop Trump -- and Hillary.


but,

The Republican Establishment Needs to Stop Worrying and Love the Donald

Now that Donald Trump has wiped the floor yet again with the other Republican candidates in the Nevada caucuses, it's time for the GOP to face reality -- barring force majeure, they have a presidential candidate, like it or not.

The so-called establishment has a choice: Get on the Trump bandwagon or try some desperate maneuver to stop him. But what would that be? A Rubio-Cruz ticket, assuming they would do it? At the time of this writing, the two men added together don't equal the Trump vote in Nevada -- and that's even assuming their voters would hold, which is a risky assumption, given the current momentum. I mean -- Donald won 46% of the Hispanics! Enough already.

A lot of my Republican friends are depressed about this situation. They worry that Trump is not a real conservative. They cringe at his vulgarity. They are concerned he's a bully, even totalitarian.

I'm not. And I am not depressed,...



http://bit.ly/1R1dqmH

Yep, I'm going with the flow now. I'll vote for Cruz, but it doesn't seem to matter.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 10:13 AM (qCMvj)

563 Ace comes out yesterday with Cruz's "deport all the illegals" answer and says its not really a flip-flop. Come on, his position TWO WEEKS AGO was "we need to talk about it".

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 09:59 AM (LXJ1e)


Yeah... that's not a flip-flop. But thanks for playing.

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:13 AM (1efdY)

564 Short of a shooting war, our constitutional republic ain't coming back.

Our reality is the current paradigm we live under was put into place by Wilson, FDR, LBJ and Ted Kennedy and now Obama with no effort to roll any of that back.

The GOP will have controlled the house for 18 of the last 22 years, they have controlled the Senate for 12 of the last 22 years and the presidency for 8 of the last 22 and the debt has gone from 5trillion to 19trillion, the government has expanded, liberties have eroded the very nature of our culture has deteriorated under their ruinous watch.


The GOP needs to be destroyed and a new party devoted entirely to restoring constitutional republicanism must rise otherwise it's not going to be too long before its all gone.

Is Trump the answer? Hell fucking no?

What he will be is very disruptive, possibly dangerously disruptive.

But I don't see how it doesn't all burn.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 24, 2016 10:13 AM (6AuRN)

565 I, for one more, will either stay home or vote 3rd party if Trump is the nominee.
And I've seen the same statement from numerous people here.
Make of that what you will.


And on that note, I'm out for the day. At least until a topic less divisive comes up. Like the Civil War.
Posted by: Chi at February 24, 2016 10:11 AM (nMP3C)

If your going to vote 3rd party then I think your very wrong and in the interests of diplomacy I will leave it at that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:13 AM (DUoqb)

566 God help me, i'm wondering who Trump will select for his VP.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 24, 2016 10:13 AM (h/uSM)

567 534 Thanks for the links, Fenelon!

Someone mentioned Prager's "happiness hour", which I have listened to in the past (but the station moved his show), so...I'm going to read the book to see if it will help: "Happiness is a serious problem: human nature repair manual."

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2016 10:08 AM (NOIQH)


Prager's book is very good.


Essentially, it boils down to that Lincoln (I think) quote that "people are only as happy as they want to be"

and

You have a moral obligation to be happy and create a pleasant and happy environment for those around you.


But, it's more nuanced and well-argued than that. Well worth your time.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2016 10:13 AM (0cMkb)

568 And what are you sick of tired of that I say

Well, I was surprised to see you just say that you're not a Trump guy.

You're a Moron in good standing and I generally appreciate what you have to say, but in the last week you seem to be in a foul humor and incessantly attacking anti-Trump sentiments.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2016 10:14 AM (1xUj/)

569 437 It seems to me that conservatives are so used to being bitten by the popular culture, lied to and humiliated by it, that they're afraid to trust anything that comes out of it anymore, and Trump is definitely pop culture. I get it.

--

Politics is downstream from culture, as Andrew Breitbart said.

Trump represents a huge opportunity for the right, culturally. They should grab it.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 10:14 AM (cbfNE)

570 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 10:07 AM (qCMvj)

Sorry, ette, my reply was harsher than I intended. I normally like your comments.

I'm having a bad morning. And I dislike Trump more and more every time I see and listen to him.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 24, 2016 10:14 AM (u0lmX)

571 Re: Feel Good Story of the Day (the brain dead, oh wait not brain dead 14-year-old girl in Kalamazoo)

Kids, in my state, you can check a box on your diver's license that says whether or not you agree to be an organ donor. I assume this must be the case in other states as well. DO NOT CHECK YES TO ORGAN DONATION. This story from Kalamazoo is not the first one where doctors are sharpening their knives to carve up a "corpse" that later recovers to life a full and functional life. Tell your loved ones your wishes but do not carry around a license that says "organ donor." Put the loved ones you trust in charge of your care, should you be in an accident. Do. Not. Trust the hospitals.

Posted by: Mamma Wiser at February 24, 2016 10:14 AM (VqWZX)

572 >>I'll vote Lyme Disease over Hillary.

Well, if you look at Obama's immigration policy, a vote for a Democrat pretty much = a vote for diseases.
Latest is that HHS OK'd letting in immigrants wth STDs, HIV. Add that to the ones w/TB, whooping cough, mumps, EV-68, chiggers, ebola, zika....

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2016 10:15 AM (NOIQH)

573 "yeah, but he is delusional and by his repeated threats, or should I say
promises, to vote 3rd party he is essentially in the Democratic Camp and
helping to elect Hillary and some of us are sick and tired of his
shtick."

Yes, but you admit to voting for a one enthusiastically

Posted by: spypeach at February 24, 2016 10:15 AM (nyYhO)

574 It's awful stuff when Hill and Obama do it, but with Trump it's a big lol.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 24, 2016 10:12 AM (u0lmX)


chill out, seriously

I'm not even a Trump fan. Good Lord.

Some people need to step away from the keybord or touchpad...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 10:15 AM (qCMvj)

575 Why don't they count? I don't buy into this idea that republican racial minorities aren't real versions of whatever race they are.

They are, at best, 30% of the "race". I'm merely pointing out that a Republican candidate getting Republican votes in a Republican primary isn't really saying much about minority appeal. Which is overrated anyway, because they are a minority.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 10:16 AM (evdj2)

576 Alright, my dogs are coming up and letting me know that I have spent far too much time typing, and not nearly enough getting them treats or taking them outside to let the evil squirrels know who's boss. (It's the squirrels. They win every time. But I appreciate the persistence of my GSD, who is slowing down in her older age. The Newf just barks at her.)

I hope all of you have a great day. The fact that you are at Ace's means you want something better for this country, and I hope we get it. I'll pray that way, at least.

Posted by: Moki at February 24, 2016 10:16 AM (7q2ch)

577 If it's to be Trump, We might as well let Hillary take the blame for the shitstorm the next POTUS will have to deal with. It's their fault anyway.

Posted by: Donna; Seriously? at February 24, 2016 10:17 AM (of67s)

578 God help me, i'm wondering who Trump will select for his VP.
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 24, 2016 10:13 AM (h/uSM)

-----

He knows he would eventually have to govern. Im guessing somebody with a whiff of establishment.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 24, 2016 10:17 AM (8XRCm)

579 I finally got around to reading the sidebar story about the Swedish girl who had to be rescued from ISIS for the second time. Why would anyone risk valuable fighter's lives to chase after this fricking idiot girl twice? Let her go, and zombie Darwin will nod and smile.

Posted by: MTF at February 24, 2016 10:17 AM (TxJGV)

580 Sorry, ette, my reply was harsher than I intended. I normally like your comments.

I'm having a bad morning. And I dislike Trump more and more every time I see and listen to him.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 24, 2016 10:14 AM (u0lmX)


no worries

too many people are knee-jerking here and attacking each other - it's ridiculous

like our comments will bring change or something

Trump is mean and has a horrible temper. He takes everything personally. I've said it enough on here.

Unlike anyone here, I was pushing Cruz last summer as my only candidate. But, also saying Rubio would win. I never expected Trump to do this well, let alone enter the race.

Good grief.

I'm off to read now. And stare at the snow coming down.

People need to stop attacking people. It's ridiculous.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 10:18 AM (qCMvj)

581 if Trump selects a loser for VP, he's toast

if Cruz selects a really competent foreign affairs and/or economics guy, he will rise

Rubio is still junior league no matter what he does

Hillary could select a manly man (from where on the Dem side, God only knows) and naturally pose a huge danger

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:18 AM (ULAZq)

582 >>DO NOT CHECK YES TO ORGAN DONATION

No kidding.
Mentioned this before, but when I went to simply update the address on my DL this past summer, they asked if I wanted to be a donor (which had no relevance to my address), and then changed it to "Y" (and misspelled address). Sent it back, came back "Y" again. Third version was finally correct.

Definitely prof-read your drivers license for organ donor status!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2016 10:18 AM (NOIQH)

583 Seven years lost in the wilderness, raging, spittle-flecked, at the our duplicitous, intransigent, treasonous president, crying out for someone, anyone, to oppose the man, to argue the simple, naked truth.

Now you've been handed the perfect weapon to destroy both the political and cultural edifice of the crypto-socialist left.

And you're balking. You don't like the way it feels in your hand. You think the man should have a bigger philactery.

This is the unpleasant task that has been set before us. I don't like it any more than you do. But if we don't steel ourselves to it, now, this nation is going to pass away.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 10:19 AM (xuouz)

584
"I'll vote Lyme Disease over Hillary.

Genital Warts.-----Circa (Insert Year Here)"

No love for me?

Posted by: Bubonic Plague at February 24, 2016 10:19 AM (+aCe4)

585 Well, I was surprised to see you just say that you're not a Trump guy.

You're a Moron in good standing and I generally appreciate what you have to say, but in the last week you seem to be in a foul humor and incessantly attacking anti-Trump sentiments.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2016 10:14 AM (1xUj/)


if you've been here a while and paid attention ( and yes I don't remember everyone's positions either so I will say that in advance ) you would know I am/was a 100% CRUZ guy. I think he ran a terrible campaign and is all but done, but that is for another day. And I have said over and over again that I think Trump went off the rails in that SC debate so to call me a Trump guy is way off base. BUT as I said above i all vote for road kill over any democrat. And some of the attacks on Trump, as much as I do NOT like him, are factually wrong, petty, and besides the point. And then when they are followed by the usual " And I will sit it our or vote 3rd party" I put that person in the Democratic camp whether they realize it or not. And I don't want to hear any "voting my conscience" crap as if the person were an 18 year old naive neophyte.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:19 AM (DUoqb)

586 TRUMP- The Trojan Donkey

Posted by: redridinghood at February 24, 2016 10:19 AM (7GQM/)

587 We have a "lame" squirrel in our backyard. He's got a bum leg. Raids the bird feeders.

We always make noise before we let the dogs out. Gives him enough of a head start.

Posted by: Irony at February 24, 2016 10:19 AM (BHaRb)

588 "We might as well let Hillary take the blame for the shitstorm the next POTUS will have to deal with. It's their fault anyway."

I'd go with this Donna if I had any hope that Hillary wouldn't make recovery impossible. Permanently impossible.

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:19 AM (ULAZq)

589 "You have a moral obligation to be happy and create a pleasant and happy environment for those around you.
"

utter bullshit.



Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2016 10:19 AM (1MFjL)

590
Trump could quiet all this sideline yipping about Rubio if he came out and acted like a fucking statesman once in a while



show us the grown up, Donald



if you can

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:11 AM (ULAZq)
______
That is where I have big trouble with DT. The bluster just won't cut it when it comes to ISIS or other strongmen. They certainly do not care if he calls them meanyheads. DT has backed off and softened so many positions, there is no central philosophy to tie it together.
Remember how we all remember Obama's 'threats' to his domestic enemies? Hint, hint, DT does the same.
I do not find DT 'alpha' in any way because of the bluster.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2016 10:19 AM (MIKMs)

591 People need to stop attacking people. It's ridiculous.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 10:18 AM (qCMvj)

How else are we going to change their minds?!

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 10:20 AM (/D5Lf)

592 Tune In to see Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders next week on "Rattlesnake Island". Two men land, one man rows back to shore!

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 24, 2016 10:20 AM (2cS/G)

593 You have a moral obligation to be happy and create a pleasant and happy environment for those around you.
But, it's more nuanced and well-argued than that. Well worth your time.
Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2016 10:13 AM (0cMkb)

I was just talking about this last night! I love this idea and think it's important.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 10:20 AM (xuouz)

594 563 Ace comes out yesterday with Cruz's "deport all the illegals" answer and says its not really a flip-flop. Come on, his position TWO WEEKS AGO was "we need to talk about it".

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 09:59 AM (LXJ1e)

Yeah... that's not a flip-flop. But thanks for playing.
Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:13 AM (1efdY)

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

Yeah... not a flip-flop.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:21 AM (LXJ1e)

595 chill out, seriously

I'm not even a Trump fan. Good Lord.

Some people need to step away from the keybord or touchpad...
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 24, 2016 10:15 AM (qCMvj)

-----

Yeah... he's not my first pick either, but the hate runs strong in some people. Some sound like LIV liberals defending their positions they came to thru emoting.

For lent I gave up trying to reason with people that came to their conclusions without using reason to arrive at their conclusions in the first place.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 24, 2016 10:21 AM (8XRCm)

596 And yeah I am in a foul mood. I see America and the World for that matter going down the dumper because people are not willing to stand up and fight for what they believe in and what is right. And I will not sit by quietly anymore, if I ever did.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:21 AM (DUoqb)

597 "who Trump will select for his VP"

I'm told it's a short list:

Krom
Cthuhlu
Michael Rockefeller (he was not eaten).

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 10:21 AM (Bdeb0)

598 The GOP needs to be destroyed and a new party devoted entirely to restoring constitutional republicanism must rise

====

You can't sell that now. What makes you think you can get a whole party organized around that?

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful o' Doom at February 24, 2016 10:21 AM (3ZtZW)

599
Hillary could select a manly man (from where on the Dem side, God only knows) and naturally pose a huge danger-----Feh

I see that Castro guy with his legs in the air for Hillary. I think he wants it.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 24, 2016 10:21 AM (+aCe4)

600 Rubio probably does want to be Trump's VP. After all, he's not getting elected to the senate again. So what else is he going to do? He's not that bright, so the VP spot would be perfect for him. It pays well, gives you a house, and lots of expensive perks and privileges, and all you have to do is attend a few funerals now and then. It would be a good match for Rubio's skill and intelligence level.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 24, 2016 10:21 AM (df5V4)

601 "The bluster just won't cut it when it comes to ISIS"

I think he'd actually open a can of whoopass on ISIS (he'd describe it in those terms)

the guy likes to come out swinging

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:22 AM (ULAZq)

602 So anyone who disagrees with Trump is butthurt?


Butthurt is the Official Sponsor of Election Season at AoSHQ.

All flavors and colors of it.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 10:23 AM (oVJmc)

603 "You have a moral obligation to be happy and create a pleasant and happy environment for those around you.
"

utter bullshit.



Posted by: redc1c4



*smites redc1c4*

Posted by: God at February 24, 2016 10:23 AM (1xUj/)

604 @583 You think the man should have a bigger philactery.


Not that there's anything wrong with a Big Phylactery, mind you.
--Big Phylactery Support Group

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2016 10:24 AM (xq1UY)

605 "The bluster just won't cut it when it comes to ISIS"


We have a president who talks big and hides under the table when it comes time to take action.

A half-wit who can't complete a sentence to save his life, but WILL bomb the shit out of ISIS and give the joint chiefs of staff license to take care of business is in every way superior to our current quisling president.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 10:24 AM (xuouz)

606 If it's to be Trump, We might as well let Hillary take the blame for the shitstorm the next POTUS will have to deal with. It's their fault anyway.



They never will. Not with a "fellow traveler" media.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 10:25 AM (JWzxO)

607 "a pleasant and happy environment"

like this? (linked to above)

http://bit.ly/1QeUUe8

I'm sure the young gentleman who kept attacking the girl who slapped him would listen to reason, for example

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:25 AM (ULAZq)

608
philactery


**flips thru Urban Dictionary**


Whew!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at February 24, 2016 10:25 AM (8XRCm)

609 I'm really just hoping that President Trump suddenly kindles an interest in the proper constitutional limits on the executive branch.

Posted by: Irony at February 24, 2016 10:25 AM (BHaRb)

610 Let's dispel once and for all with this fiction that Donald Trump doesn't know what he's doing.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 10:26 AM (xuouz)

611 We always make noise before we let the dogs out. Gives him enough of a head start.

Posted by: Irony


****

Sporting of you, old chap.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 24, 2016 10:26 AM (lHb9q)

612 Yeah... not a flip-flop.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:21 AM (LXJ1e)


I'm glad you agree.

To be a flip-flop, you have to have taken a position on something, and then take the opposite position.*

* See Trump

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:26 AM (1efdY)

613 I'm really just hoping that President Trump suddenly kindles an interest in the proper constitutional limits on the executive branch.
Posted by: Irony at February 24, 2016 10:25 AM (BHaRb)

yes but only AFTER he overturns all of Fredo's executive actions

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:26 AM (DUoqb)

614 *smites redc1c4*

Posted by: God at February 24, 2016 10:23 AM (1xUj/)


you already put me here to suffer and die needlessly...

what else you got, big guy?

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM (1MFjL)

615 As to the justification of sitting one out...well, for one I live in CT so my vote doesn't count anyway. Our electoral votes will never go to the GOP.

That notwithstanding, I always vote. Except in '08. It's the only election I've sat out since I became eligible in '78.

I couldn't vote *for* either Obama or McCain, so I didn't.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM (1xUj/)

616 you already put me here to suffer and die needlessly...

what else you got, big guy?
Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM (1MFjL)

Job?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM (DUoqb)

617 Now you've been handed the perfect weapon to destroy both the political and cultural edifice of the crypto-socialist left.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 10:19 AM (xuouz)

Trump is far more comfortable with the political and cultural edifice of the left than you would like to believe.

"DT has backed off and softened so many positions, there is no central philosophy to tie it together.
Remember how we all remember Obama's 'threats' to his domestic enemies? Hint, hint, DT does the same.
I do not find DT 'alpha' in any way because of the bluster."

This, exactly. Ronald Reagan had a coherent world view and philosophy - Trump is just another narcissist whose central philosophy is that Donald Trump is Teh Awesome. And yeah, I am startled that people who thought Obama was terrible for siccing the IRS on Tea Partiers say "oh big deal" when Trump threatens to punish his "enemies."

Going after the Cubs owners will be a lot easier than going after ISIS.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM (u0lmX)

618 Studies indicate that screaming at people on the Internet does little to produce the Reality you prefer.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM (oVJmc)

619 613 I'm really just hoping that President Trump suddenly kindles an interest in the proper constitutional limits on the executive branch.
Posted by: Irony at February 24, 2016 10:25 AM (BHaRb)

yes but only AFTER he overturns all of Fredo's executive actions
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:26 AM (DUoqb

Yeah, right. Hardee har har. Best laugh of the morning. Thanks.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM (voOPb)

620 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:19 AM (DUoqb)

How did Cruz run a terrible campaign?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 10:28 AM (dwNYN)

621 Trump is my second choice. I refused to participate in the 2008 and 2012 history-making group-frot, but this could be the first time we're able to elect a lesbian cylon. She's due for a refit on the resurrection ship, though (Exhibit A: The peepers are back), and if she doesn't rejoin us, I'll go with "Who Will Not Only Burn It Down, But Will Then Piss Gold On It" for 16 trillion, Alex.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 10:28 AM (Bdeb0)

622 Sporting of you, old chap.
This is why we can't have nice Evolution.
"Be a sport, milord. Take him on the upswing." --Just the Jeevesline

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2016 10:28 AM (xq1UY)

623 @599

If the whole idea is not a restoration of constitutional republicanism then we are left with the current paradigm and trajectory which is it will burn

Cruz will not be elected, Rubio would be more of the same shit from GOPe so we are left with Trump as a last ditch effort to try to shake things up enough to alter the trajectory.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 24, 2016 10:29 AM (6AuRN)

624 I'll take that deal NGU.

But I'll be honest ... the more Trump talks, the more I have my doubts.

But screw it ... I'm going through with it. Prefer Cruz, taking Trump, to hell with the rest.

Posted by: Irony at February 24, 2016 10:29 AM (BHaRb)

625 So Trump is a real thing huh

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:29 AM (0LHZx)

626 I'm glad you agree.

To be a flip-flop, you have to have taken a position on something, and then take the opposite position.*

* See Trump
Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:26 AM (1efdY)

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

Cruz went from legalizing the illegals to deport them all.

Yeah, not a flip flop.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:29 AM (LXJ1e)

627 Job?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM (DUoqb)


there aren't any of those to be found...

maybe Recovery Summer 2016 will change all that?

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2016 10:30 AM (1MFjL)

628 Yeah, hoping for VP is probably why Rubot isn't attacking Trump.

I hope Trump doesn't fall for it.
He needs impeachment / assassination insurance VP.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 10:30 AM (cbfNE)

629 "A half-wit who can't complete a sentence to save his life, but WILL bomb the shit out of ISIS and give the joint chiefs of staff license to take care of business is in every way superior to our current quisling president."

+1

it would be grimly satisfying to see DT take the podium and announce that bombings have commenced

the problem with our political class is that it's often made up of people who put Thinking and Doing on the same plane

sometimes, as DT knows well, you have to roll the dice and make a bold bet

GWB made his big bet on Iraq, but he didn't have the backing to make it work. what he had was a relentless acidic drip of body counts and reporting of failures. the bold bet in Iraq never had a chance because, as in Vietnam, the halls of government and media were full of people who didn't want the bet to succeed.

so it didn't

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:30 AM (ULAZq)

630 618 Studies indicate that screaming at people on the Internet does little to produce the Reality you prefer.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM (oVJmc)


_____________________________________________

LIKE HELL, I FUCKING SAY!!

Posted by: NotCoach at February 24, 2016 10:31 AM (rsudF)

631 Yeah... he's not my first pick either, but the hate
runs strong in some people. Some sound like LIV liberals defending
their positions they came to thru emoting.



Posted by: fixerupper at February 24, 2016 10:21 AM (8XRCm)
-Ya know, I was pretty comfortable voting for Trump if my first choice didn't pan out, but Trump is making it very hard for me to remain comfortable with all his jerk-like attacks on my first choice. The only thing keeping me open to voting for him is that I rationalize it by realizing he believes he must do this to win, and a candidate not willing to win doesn't do me any good.Since Cruz is a worthy opponent, Trump has to get extra nasty to beat him.

Posted by: Emmie at February 24, 2016 10:31 AM (ezXrF)

632 Idly wondering...

Will ISIS fuck with Trump? Will Iran? Will anyone on the world stage?

Just thinking that if Trump's narcissism is a given, it can certainly be a positive thing in certain cases.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 24, 2016 10:31 AM (PFy0L)

633 Not "jobs" silly. "Jobe." With the boils, and all. Those are still available.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2016 10:31 AM (xq1UY)

634 Hillary could select a manly man (from where on the Dem side, God only knows) and naturally pose a huge danger
Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:18 AM (ULAZq)

OK, now there is something that finally made me laugh.

I remember seeing a photo of a shirtless Martin O'Malley this summer. Supposedly he was going to drive all the Dem wimmins wild. Or maybe it was his bid for teh ghey vote.

Boy, that sure worked. They'd have more success with the feministas if they ran Pajama Boy for VP.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 24, 2016 10:32 AM (u0lmX)

635 "How did Cruz run a terrible campaign?"

he didn't get the tattoo that was on those posters

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:32 AM (ULAZq)

636 >>>It would be a good match for Rubio's skill and intelligence level.

Assumes skill and intelligence not in evidence.

This may change after the motherboard upgrade scheduled during CPAC.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 10:32 AM (bpn7O)

637 Here's the thing with Prezzy Donald....the Senate and House will still be run by the GOPe. And since the GOPe absolutely loathes him, they'll fight him tooth and nail. They'll fight him no matter what. After 6 years, Bitch and Ryan will all of a sudden remember that congress doesn't have to bend over and take it up the ass from the president.

It would be gridlock all the time. And gridlock is the best form of govt.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:32 AM (0LHZx)

638 "How did Cruz run a terrible campaign?"

look at all his wins...

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2016 10:32 AM (1MFjL)

639 Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:29 AM (LXJ1e)

Your bumper sticker opinion is a little light on facts.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 10:32 AM (dwNYN)

640 613 I'm really just hoping that President Trump suddenly kindles an interest in the proper constitutional limits on the executive branch.
Posted by: Irony at February 24, 2016 10:25 AM (BHaRb)


You're expecting Trump to voluntarily acknowledge limits on his own power?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:32 AM (0IYtm)

641
How did Cruz run a terrible campaign?
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 10:28 AM (dwNYN)

He does not appear to have good organizational control of those he hired to do the job, thus falling in that trap that he is running a dirty campaign and is lying ( I do not believe that, but that is how it appears to the voters). He does not appear to me to be focused any one issue. And even if he has run a great campaign which I think is hard to argue for, the results are disappointing and I do not see a path for him to recover unless Rubio gets out of the race which is not likely to happen. He does not appear to be developing any connection to the voters, now that is probably just a function of his personality which he can't change, but things do not seem to going his way.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:32 AM (DUoqb)

642 How did Cruz run a terrible campaign?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 10:28 AM (dwNYN)

Cruz is not running a terrible campaign, Rubio still is not going to win... well anything. And I hope we have the good sense to nuke Trump from space at the convention.

BTW... how are Nevada's delegates apportioned?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 10:33 AM (OrI3J)

643 How did Cruz run a terrible campaign?
Posted by: Max Rockatansky



Coming from a border state, and knowing the effects of illegal migration, he could have been out front on the issue instead of waiting.

THEN he would be leading right now and Trump would have never gotten started.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 10:33 AM (JWzxO)

644 I couldn't vote *for* either Obama or McCain, so I didn't.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM


I have voted in every presidential election since 1972, and in more than one case, had to go for the LOTE. It always made me feel kinda sickish.

And it never gets easier.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 10:33 AM (D+xyy)

645 Donna, you don't think Hillary should pick that Poet of the Working Man, Bernie Sanders, for VP?

he's like the second coming of Woody Guthrie. now there's a Democratic Man of olde, just the thing to lock up the working man vote

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:33 AM (ULAZq)

646 This may change after the motherboard upgrade scheduled during CPAC.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 10:32 AM (bpn7O)


Wait, didn't it say in the sidebar that Rubio wasn't going to CPAC?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:34 AM (0IYtm)

647
Rubio probably does want to be Trump's VP. After all, he's not getting elected to the senate again. So what else is he going to do? He's not that bright, so the VP spot would be perfect for him. It pays well, gives you a house, and lots of expensive perks and privileges, and all you have to do is attend a few funerals now and then. It would be a good match for Rubio's skill and intelligence level.


Don't forget the best perk of all: that sweet '79 Trans Am.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 24, 2016 10:34 AM (LUgeY)

648 And since the GOPe absolutely loathes him, they'll fight him tooth and nail. They'll fight him no matter what. After 6 years, Bitch and Ryan will all of a sudden remember that congress doesn't have to bend over and take it up the ass from the president.

You're dreaming. Trump is the Deal Maker. He will deal, and whatever deal he gets will be awesome and luxurious and the best deal anyone could have ever gotten.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 10:34 AM (evdj2)

649
BTW... how are Nevada's delegates apportioned?


To Hillary.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 10:34 AM (oVJmc)

650 644 I couldn't vote *for* either Obama or McCain, so I didn't.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM

_____

Muchos Gracias!

Posted by: Barry H. at February 24, 2016 10:34 AM (0LHZx)

651 >>BTW... how are Nevada's delegates apportioned?

Trump 14
Rubio 7
Cruz 6

Posted by: JackStraw at February 24, 2016 10:35 AM (/tuJf)

652
Kaitlyn boo'd for being trans by groups of college republicans.



Oh wait.

Kaitlyn boo'd for holding republican views.


Diversity and inclusion baby!

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 24, 2016 09:55 AM (/D5Lf)






Funny how that works.

Chris Cheng, Top Shot winner and gunblogger, came out as gay a few years ago. One of his observations was that the gun community was almost universally either indifferent or supportive, but when he came out as a gun rights supporter in the gay community, they were almost all viscerally hostile to him.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2016 10:35 AM (HolZ7)

653 Ronald Reagan had a coherent world view and philosophy


I know it is folly to pine for the Reagan of yesteryear, but I remember a piece Dinesh D'Souza wrote during the '08 campaign.

He had been a very junior underling in the Reagan administration. He said he and other staffers never had to ask upstairs what they should do, or what they should write, because they knew what the Old Man thought.

Reaganism was a thing. He wrote this in the context of saying that there was no such thing as McCainism, that was just whatever Maverick woke up thinking on any given day.

Of those left in the race, I think only Cruz (well, and Bernie) have a coherent philosophy, which is not to say he is without flaws.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 24, 2016 10:35 AM (1xUj/)

654
Don't forget the best perk of all: that sweet '79 Trans Am.


Joe Biden will still come by and wash it every Sunday.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 10:35 AM (oVJmc)

655 Remember the photo of the terroist on the ferry that Ace had posted in the side bar for a very long time? What happened with that story?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 24, 2016 10:35 AM (iQIUe)

656 Coming from a border state, and knowing the effects of illegal migration, he could have been out front on the issue instead of waiting.

THEN he would be leading right now and Trump would have never gotten started.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 10:33 AM (JWzxO)


This.

And this is why I'm not sure I trust Cruz on immigration, either.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:36 AM (0IYtm)

657 So anyone who disagrees with Trump is butthurt?

Posted by: Geoffrey


Sure. Whatever.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 24, 2016 10:36 AM (Qy3YA)

658 Cruz went from legalizing the illegals to deport them all.

Yeah, not a flip flop.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:29 AM (LXJ1e)


Hmm... That's more than a little dishonest.*

* See Trump

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:36 AM (1efdY)

659 Rubio as VP is an inspired choice that will rehabilitate Dan Quayle's reputation.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 24, 2016 10:36 AM (PFy0L)

660 he's like the second coming of Woody Guthrie. now
there's a Democratic Man of olde, just the thing to lock up the working
man vote

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:33 AM


Every time I see Crazy Uncle Bernie, all I can think of is marijuana-scented, flower-painted VW buses, bell-bottom pants and bongs.

Especially bongs.

Shrillery, on the other hand, makes me think of those epic "Women Behind Bars" movies that used to run on late-night cable.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (D+xyy)

661 Also Trump is not a halfwit. Hate him all you like like but he isn't dumb.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (qUNWi)

662 So when it did get to be such a radical, dangerous idea that the United States should have borders?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (0IYtm)

663 Going after the Cubs owners will be a lot easier than going after ISIS.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM (u0lmX)


I'm thinking Henry VIII. Powerful man, turbulent king, energetic leader, bankrupted his country, broke with Rome, destroyed its church, set the stage for 200 years of revolt and turmoil, and was more lethal to members of his own court than to his enemies.

He was everything a king was supposed to be, except a good king.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (q2o38)

664 648 And since the GOPe absolutely loathes him, they'll fight him tooth and nail. They'll fight him no matter what. After 6 years, Bitch and Ryan will all of a sudden remember that congress doesn't have to bend over and take it up the ass from the president.

You're dreaming. Trump is the Deal Maker. He will deal, and whatever deal he gets will be awesome and luxurious and the best deal anyone could have ever gotten.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 10:34 AM (evdj2)

_______

Yes but what is always missed from the snarky "Trump will deal" talk is that more often than not he gets what he wants out of the deals. Republicans deal all the time. Problem is they suck at it and always get fucked in their deals. They're the guy who walks into a car dealership and says I can spend $400 a month on a car, show me what you got. Trump is the finance manager at the dealership who ends up selling the $1200 rust protection plan to the customer.

Posted by: Barry H. at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (0LHZx)

665

So, Clinton/Sanders vs. Trump/Rubio for 2016...

Sickitating.

Yet oddly fascinating like watching a slow-mo train wreck from which you cannot turn away...

Investing in the re-industrialization of Burma looks better all the time. As does gold in a private vault in Singapore.

Posted by: The Moose Out Front Should Have Told Ya at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (+zqYj)

666 Nope Oregon, I sure as hell do not. I expect Trump to strut down to the Smithsonian, pick out a few things, and have 'em melted down into a crown.

I hope the House and Senate suddenly get Checks and Balances fever.

Posted by: Irony at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (BHaRb)

667
"Trump!" he exclaimed in a voice of ill humor.

Posted by: Grimm the Dark at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (dNQzS)

668 Rick Perry has been cleared of all charges. Of course it doesn't really matter since the law fare was successful in keeping him from higher office.

Posted by: Lauren at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (EAtIm)

669 >>>Wait, didn't it say in the sidebar that Rubio wasn't going to CPAC?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:34 AM (0IYtm)

***

Exactly. He'll be otherwise engaged.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 10:38 AM (bpn7O)

670 So when it did get to be such a radical, dangerous idea that the United States should have borders?
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (0IYtm)

ya can't go wrong picking the 2008 Date

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:38 AM (DUoqb)

671 655 Remember the photo of the terroist on the ferry that Ace had posted in the side bar for a very long time? What happened with that story?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 24, 2016 10:35 AM (iQIUe)


Eventually, ace took it down.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:38 AM (0IYtm)

672 I'm still impressed (in a bad way) that the thug video linked to above shows an athletic young man throwing repeated hard punches at a young woman's head in a public place

a hard rain is going to fall

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:38 AM (ULAZq)

673 he's like the second coming of Woody Guthrie. now there's a Democratic Man of olde, just the thing to lock up the working man vote
Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:33 AM (ULAZq)

Ha!

But a Clinton/Sander ticket scares me. All the Bernie lovers who will be p.o.ed if he doesn't get the nomination will come out to vote if he's on the ticket.

Of course, it could be that Sanders is too principled to accept being on a ticket with Hill - oh, wait. He's a socialist. He has no principles.

We're really and truly f'ed.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 24, 2016 10:38 AM (u0lmX)

674 Yeah, right. Hardee har har. Best laugh of the morning. Thanks.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2016 10:27 AM (voOPb)

-----

Yeah... that Pandoras box is wide open.

The ONLY way that gets undone is if a President strips his own agencies of regulatory power, then has a friendly Congress pass legislation that all rule making originates in Congress.

I know..... the Constitution set it up that way originally. But still.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 24, 2016 10:38 AM (8XRCm)

675 So when it did get to be such a radical, dangerous idea that the United States should have borders?
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (0IYtm)


Well, its not, it is radical and dangerous to stop the narcotics trade, human trafficking, and the flow of government subsidized labor.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2016 10:38 AM (q2o38)

676 Let me ask a question: let's suppose that, through some reason, neither Cruznor Trump get the nomination. Does anyone really think all the Trump voters are going to meekly shrug their shoulders and vote for whatever "moderate," "statesmanlike," "reasonable" tomato can the GOPe will run against Scankles or Grandpa Simpson? Because I don't.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 24, 2016 10:39 AM (X6fMO)

677 Ya know, I was pretty comfortable voting for Trump
if my first choice didn't pan out, but Trump is making it very hard for
me to remain comfortable with all his jerk-like attacks on my first
choice. The only thing keeping me open to voting for him is that I
rationalize it by realizing he believes he must do this to win, and a
candidate not willing to win doesn't do me any good.Since Cruz is a
worthy opponent, Trump has to get extra nasty to beat him.


Posted by: Emmie at February 24, 2016 10:31 AM (ezXrF)


"what profiteth a man if he gain the whole world but lose his soul"

I have no problem with candidates being hard on each other as long as they are truthful. It does matter to me and it should matter to all people of good character that Trump is lying his head off to win. If nothing else, it should throw up big red flags that he is lying about everything else too.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 10:39 AM (OrI3J)

678 Rick Perry has been cleared of all charges. Of course it doesn't really matter since the law fare was successful in keeping him from higher office.
Posted by: Lauren at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (EAtIm)


I got nothing against Rick Perry, but his presentation as a Candidate had a lot more to do with that than that stupid indictment which most rational people knew was FUBAR

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:39 AM (DUoqb)

679 opens door, ponders if i want to come into the room.

maybe not,
backs out.

Posted by: willow at February 24, 2016 10:39 AM (L1+sh)

680 661 Also Trump is not a halfwit. Hate him all you like like but he isn't dumb.
Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (qUNWi)

____

Yep. Trump isn't dumb. Neither is Obama neither was Bush. It's funny how in politics everyone falls back to grade school tactics. You don't get your way with someone you call them stupid.

Nobody who becomes president or even comes within striking distance of being president is stupid. And I wish people would understand this very simple fact.

Posted by: Barry H. at February 24, 2016 10:40 AM (0LHZx)

681 I do not think Trump has any real respect for Rubio. Do not see him selecting him as the VP unless completely necessary to be the nominee.

Posted by: Nick in South Bend at February 24, 2016 10:40 AM (JajFg)

682 Fucking mother fucking sock won't go away.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:40 AM (0LHZx)

683 Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 10:33 AM (JWzxO)

I'm from Texas also. So you didn't know Cruz's position on immigration and you live in Texas ? Because you've been a Trump supporter from the start?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 10:40 AM (dwNYN)

684 Exactly. He'll be otherwise engaged.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 10:38 AM (bpn7O)


Oh. So they're expecting the upgrade to take all weekend, then?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:40 AM (0IYtm)

685 639 Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:29 AM (LXJ1e)

Your bumper sticker opinion is a little light on facts.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 10:32 AM (dwNYN)

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

I've posted links to the facts multiple times. With Trump winning and Cruz losing, I'm not doing it anymore. You keep your head in the sand if you want to.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:41 AM (LXJ1e)

686 Rick Perry has been cleared of all charges. Of
course it doesn't really matter since the law fare was successful in
keeping him from higher office.

Posted by: Lauren at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM


Much as I dislike saying it -- because I really wanted to vote for the guy -- Perry kept himself from higher office.

Nice guy, had some good ideas, but seemed to pop a circuit breaker every time he tried to go for the presidency.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 10:42 AM (D+xyy)

687 Yes but what is always missed from the snarky "Trump will deal" talk is that more often than not he gets what he wants out of the deals.

Posted by: Barry H. at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (0LHZx)


He got taken by a poor little old lady whose house we wanted. That's one hell of a dealer maker you got there.

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:42 AM (1efdY)

688 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-24/look-inside-campaign-smear-donald-trump

hmm

Posted by: akak at February 24, 2016 10:43 AM (S8xs0)

689 I hope the House and Senate suddenly get Checks and Balances fever.

Posted by: Irony at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (BHaRb)


Yeah, I agree with Moo Moo here, gridlock is the best form of government.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:43 AM (0IYtm)

690 So far I've seen more people say they wouldn't vote for Rubio than have said they wouldn't vote for Trump.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 10:43 AM (dwNYN)

691 I'll vote Lyme Disease over Hillary.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 10:11 AM (qUNWi)


Alex, I'll take Rattlesnakes Over Hillary for $500!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2016 10:43 AM (wYnyS)

692 So when it did get to be such a radical, dangerous idea that the United States should have borders?Posted by: OregonMuse 


About the same time that having a strong, vibrant American economy that provided employment opportunities for tens of millions of Americans became an antiquated idea.

Posted by: mega machines at February 24, 2016 10:43 AM (fbovC)

693 Someone tell Ace that the Italicans have invaded his sidebar.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2016 10:43 AM (q2o38)

694

So when it did get to be such a radical, dangerous idea that the United States should have borders?


Or that you'd be called a "extremely far-right extremist" for wanting the Constitution followed?

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 24, 2016 10:43 AM (LUgeY)

695 The VP will be a minority woman. Nikki Haley? Susana Martinez? Can't think of anyone else off the top of my head.

We will have 6 months of "won't it be totes awesome if Hillary is the first woman president?!??" from the MSM. The only way to counter that is by having a woman - and even better a non-white woman - on the GOP ticket.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:43 AM (0LHZx)

696 >>>ya can't go wrong picking the 2008 Date

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2016 10:38 AM (DUoqb)

***

Oh? I seem to remember The Won's predecessor going on and on about "Compassionate Conservatism", which seems to me to have included a pretty complete refusal to do anything about the border.

When it comes to the invasion, both parties are equally at fault.

Vote Trump!

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 10:44 AM (bpn7O)

697 I do not think Trump has any real respect for Rubio.
Do not see him selecting him as the VP unless completely necessary to
be the nominee.

Posted by: Nick in South Bend at February 24, 2016 10:40 AM


This notion that Trump would choose Dondi is nothing more than wishcasting by the Trump-haters.

At this point, no one knows who he'll choose.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 10:44 AM (D+xyy)

698 I've posted links to the facts multiple times. With Trump winning and Cruz losing, I'm not doing it anymore. You keep your head in the sand if you want to.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:41 AM (LXJ1e)


Something that hasn't happened yet is not a fact. It is a prediction.

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:44 AM (1efdY)

699 We are witnessing a Trump d'etat of the Republican Party.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 10:44 AM (cbfNE)

700 Donna these are your fears you're listing. I have said this multiple times a day for the past several months:

It's a long shot he's actually a constitutional conservative but he is bringing people together in opposition to socialism, which no GOP politician has been able to do.

His strength is as a cultural candidate pushing back against racialism, PC speech policing, and the voluntary cultural suicide of the left. This is a necessary first step to have a real dialogue.

Trump is an immune-system response to the country's brain (DC) shutting down after ODing on socialism. He's the personification of Uncle Sam operating without his head.

What other choice do we have?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 10:45 AM (xuouz)

701 We already discussed the Klan being there for Trump last night....right?


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=258439

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 24, 2016 10:45 AM (ptqRm)

702 He got taken by a poor little old lady whose house we wanted. That's one hell of a dealer maker you got there.
Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:42 AM (1efdY)

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How did he get taken? He offered her a fuck ton of money for shithole of a house. She said no. Some people simply cannot be reasoned with.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:45 AM (0LHZx)

703 Speaking of the side bar...

did ace go home with another italics girl again?

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 24, 2016 10:45 AM (AJeMv)

704 Cruz went from legalizing the illegals to deport them all.



Yeah, not a flip flop.



Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:29 AM (LXJ1e)



Hmm... That's more than a little dishonest.*



* See Trump

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:36 AM (1efdY)

Make America Great Again... I will be more blunt. You are a liar.

And if you really believed in your tag rather than just parroting it as Trump's slogan, you should care about the character of both this nation and its leaders.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 10:45 AM (OrI3J)

705
They pulled the same crap on the prosecutor in the Darlie Routier case, i.e., charged him with a non crime. That too was dismissed for vagueness.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 24, 2016 10:47 AM (iQIUe)

706 Also Trump is not a halfwit. Hate him all you like like but he isn't dumb.
Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (qUNWi)

I know I was just making the argument on their turf.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 10:47 AM (xuouz)

707 Cruz just needs to get his own midget even smaller than Trump's guy.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 10:47 AM (evdj2)

708 I'm sure that we can all agree with Max that Cruz is running a great campaign. But since he is stuck at a distant tie for second place it must mean the candidate himself cannot appeal to the voters.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:47 AM (LXJ1e)

709 He got taken by a poor little old lady whose house we wanted. That's one hell of a dealer maker you got there.Posted by: db


He didn't get 'taken'. She lost her shirt in the greatest real estate deal ever. Offered something like 10X assessed value. Refused. He built around her.

Posted by: mega machines at February 24, 2016 10:47 AM (fbovC)

710 Trump, love him or hate him, will be his own man. Nobody will have bought his presidency. And if nothing else, it will be refreshing to have a prezzie who makes decisions based on what he thinks vs what 1000 lobbyists think is right.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:47 AM (0LHZx)

711 Trump is an immune-system response to the country's brain (DC) shutting down after ODing on socialism. He's the personification of Uncle Sam operating without his head.

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Great metaphor

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 10:47 AM (cbfNE)

712 How did he get taken? He offered her a fuck ton of money for shithole of a house. She said no. Some people simply cannot be reasoned with.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:45 AM (0LHZx)


Bingo! He didn't get what he wanted. He wasn't persuasive enough to make a deal with someone he views as a rube. Of course he'll do just great with Putin, though.

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:47 AM (1efdY)

713 donna, all the dems I know hate Hillary, but they will fall in line at the booth because they know she'll take things further left at every opportunity

I see the Left as a cult

the only way you destroy a cult is to destroy its leader and its ideology, to show both things as false. in that way, you attack the culture of the cult at its roots

which is why this focus on people and personalities is really unproductive

what DT should be focusing on right now is how shitty Venezuela is (socialism sucks), how ISIS is running the table (dems can't be trusted on foreign policy), and how there are 94 million Americans not in the work force (how dems can't be trusted on economics)

focus on how dems have shit the bed in every place they've been in power

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:48 AM (ULAZq)

714 >>>Oh. So they're expecting the upgrade to take all weekend, then?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:40 AM (0IYtm)

***

Dude! We're talking a complete head transplant, plus all the optronics in his chest. Then there's the full suite of acceptance tests.

You don't want another NoClassDefFoundError situation like the one that happened on O'Reilly.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 10:48 AM (bpn7O)

715 Court tosses case against Perry.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 24, 2016 10:48 AM (So0JQ)

716 I will hold my nose and vote for Trump.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 24, 2016 10:49 AM (1RQsP)

717 He said he and other staffers never had to ask upstairs what they should do, or what they should write, because they knew what the Old Man thought.

Of those left in the race, I think only Cruz (well, and Bernie) have a coherent philosophy, which is not to say he is without flaws.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 24, 2016 10:35 AM (1xUj/)
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Apparently Teddy's campaign communication director did not grasp it. Or did he?

Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2016 10:49 AM (NUqwG)

718 And if nothing else, it will be refreshing to have a prezzie who makes decisions based on what he thinks vs what 1000 lobbyists think is right.

Obama II: The Emtrumpening.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 10:49 AM (evdj2)

719 And if nothing else, it will be refreshing to have a prezzie..
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Do you actually believe that we will allow him to be elected? Bwahahahaha. You're dreaming. We lead the LIV's around by the nose.

Posted by: MSM at February 24, 2016 10:49 AM (oFSUK)

720
Hmm... That's more than a little dishonest.*

* See Trump-----db

I am not sure if MAGA is a troll of just off his/her meds. Either way, waste of time trying to use reason on such a person.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 24, 2016 10:50 AM (+aCe4)

721 712 How did he get taken? He offered her a fuck ton of money for shithole of a house. She said no. Some people simply cannot be reasoned with.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:45 AM (0LHZx)

Bingo! He didn't get what he wanted. He wasn't persuasive enough to make a deal with someone he views as a rube. Of course he'll do just great with Putin, though.



Offering $1 mil on a house worth $100k = some people are too stupid to breathe on their own.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 10:50 AM (JWzxO)

722 f you trust Trump the RINO you're naive.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 24, 2016 10:50 AM (1RQsP)

723 I'm not upset! This place is a downer. Some people would rather see socialists take the reins than watch the next generation take up the Republican standard in a way they don't understand and can't control.

There is plenty of room on the train and you're all invited. The intensity of your bitterness and fear at not knowing exactly what Trump will do once elected doesn't lend it any more specificity or legitimacy as a criticism than does empty-headed Trump boosterism.

The socialists will lose to a proud American and that's worth a chuckle.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 10:50 AM (xuouz)

724 712 How did he get taken? He offered her a fuck ton of money for shithole of a house. She said no. Some people simply cannot be reasoned with.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:45 AM (0LHZx)

Bingo! He didn't get what he wanted. He wasn't persuasive enough to make a deal with someone he views as a rube. Of course he'll do just great with Putin, though.
Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:47 AM (1efdY)

______

What was he supposed to do exactly? When someone offers you 10X the value of a house and you say no, the problem isn't with the offer, it's with your mental state.

I love how the anti-Trump people one the one hand whine that he didn't force the little old lady out of her house and then turn around and whine about Trump and eminent domain.

So he's an asshole for not forcing people out of their homes AND for forcing people out of their homes.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:50 AM (0LHZx)

725 We will have 6 months of "won't it be totes awesome if Hillary is the first woman president?!??" from the MSM. The only way to counter that is by having a woman - and even better a non-white woman - on the GOP ticket.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:43 AM (0LHZx)


Yeah, about that: the MSM generally doesn't care when the GOPe does things like that, only the Democrats.

Remember when W appointed the first black woman as Secretary of State? Remember how the MSM jumped up and down at this blow struck for racial equality?

Yeah, me neither.

Also, in this election, the GOP contenders have included a woman, 2 Hispanics, and an Africa American. The only thing that the MSM gave to that is a blank stare.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:50 AM (0IYtm)

726

What's that I hear?

It sounds like a tummy rumbling from hunger.. deep, deep in the back 40... almost, dare I say it, it sounds like The Barrel is awake and desires noms...

Posted by: The Moose Out Front Should Have Told Ya at February 24, 2016 10:50 AM (+zqYj)

727 what DT should be focusing on right now is how shitty Venezuela is (socialism sucks)
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A solution was long ago available for that but W. Bush fumbled that too!

Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2016 10:51 AM (NUqwG)

728
I read somewhere that if Cruz wins more than 50% of Texas he gets all the Texas delegates which would be 150

True?

Posted by: @votermom
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Yes.

Winner-take-all if you break 50% in TX.

Real Clear Politics has TX with 172 delegates; Wiki with 150.

Emerson (2/21-2/23) poll has Cruz at 29, Trump at 28 and Rubio at 25.
UT/TX Tribune (2/12-2/19) had it 37, 29, 15.
The average is now Cruz at +4.7

If you don't break 20% in TX, you get 0 delegates.

Early voting has already started in TX; any movement now by a candidate is largely irrelevant.

PS: Rubio has no shot of winning his home state of Florida, yet no one is calling for him to drop out. FL is winner-take-all.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 24, 2016 10:51 AM (fQ/0p)

729 Not everything is about money.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 10:51 AM (dwNYN)

730 [I[I am not sure if MAGA is a troll of just off his/her meds. Either way, waste of time trying to use reason on such a person.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 24, 2016 10:50 AM (+aCe4)

Absolutely agreed. But it might help sway someone else. Besides, it is entertaining.

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:51 AM (1efdY)

731 Apparently Teddy's campaign communication director did not grasp it. Or did he?

Fair point.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 24, 2016 10:51 AM (1xUj/)

732 "All Americans deserve the chance to succeed. Those who went to Ivy League schools or have political connections should not be advocating policies that hurt Americans who did not have those wonderful advantages. It isn't right - in fact it is downright mean to do so. No matter if that citizen didn't finish high school, no matter what family they come from, all Americans should have the opportunity to succeed and the American government should assist these citizens in succeeding instead of being used as a weapon against them!"


Now - are there any presidential candidates out there saying anything like that? And if so, how are those candidates faring this year?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 24, 2016 10:52 AM (hLRSq)

733 Cruz just needs to get his own midget even smaller than Trump's guy.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 10:47 AM (evdj2)

Goddamnit Junior! We can't run on reform when we're the damn incumbent!

Thank god your mother died giving birth to ya, if she'd a seen ya she'd a died of shame.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 10:52 AM (xuouz)

734 the charge of naivete is dead

no one is naive about Trump

this is strictly politics

Posted by: Feh at February 24, 2016 10:52 AM (ULAZq)

735 focus on how dems have shit the bed in every place they've been in power
Posted by: Feh
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Agreed. Put up the numbers, show the videos. It is easy to make the case, but it must be made in terms that the LIV's can grasp.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 10:52 AM (oFSUK)

736 Trump does have a coherent philosophy: what's good for Trump is good for America and vice versa.

It's a scary philosophy but it's better than the Dems "America must be destroyed" one.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 10:52 AM (cbfNE)

737 If country living is your thing, maybe East Texas on the border of Louisiana may be attractive to you."

Ahem - we're already here, not far from Conroe. Treated myself to a new pickemup truck this Christmas as well...

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at February 24, 2016 10:52 AM (C9pBZ)

738 715 Court tosses case against Perry.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 24, 2016 10:48 AM (So0JQ)


____________________________________________

Took long enough.

One of my pet peeves with our legal system is how painfully slow and expensive it is for even the most mundane and simplest of issues. Why does it take this long to dismiss a clearly political prosecution?

Posted by: NotCoach at February 24, 2016 10:53 AM (rsudF)

739 Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:50 AM (0IYtm)

_

Oh yeah the MSM will be their usual self. But Trump being Trump will be able to speak over the media. Even the LIVest LIV will figure out that the VP is a black/hispanic woman.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:53 AM (0LHZx)

740
Bingo! He didn't get what he wanted. He wasn't persuasive enough to make a deal with someone he views as a rube. Of course he'll do just great with Putin, though.



I just pulled an eyeball muscle midroll.

Posted by: eleven at February 24, 2016 10:54 AM (qUNWi)

741 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:50 AM (0LHZx)

Eminent Domain was attempted. They lost.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 10:54 AM (dwNYN)

742 Also, in this election, the GOP contenders have included a woman, 2 Hispanics, and an Africa American. The only thing that the MSM gave to that is a blank stare.
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:50 AM (0IYtm)
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No love for the South Asian freak?

Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2016 10:54 AM (NUqwG)

743 707 Cruz just needs to get his own midget even smaller than Trump's guy.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 24, 2016 10:47 AM (evdj2)


Yeah, where's "Pappy O'Daniel" when we need him?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:54 AM (0IYtm)

744 So he's an asshole for not forcing people out of their homes AND for forcing people out of their homes.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 24, 2016 10:50 AM (0LHZx)


No,

1) He's not a great deal maker like many seem to think he is and will get eaten alive by the likes of Putin.

2) He is an asshole for trying to use eminent domain after his awesome negotiating skills failed miserably.

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 10:54 AM (1efdY)

745 No love for the South Asian freak?
Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2016 10:54 AM (NUqwG)


Oops, sorry, forgot about him.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 10:55 AM (0IYtm)

746 Friends morons and 'ettes, lend me your ears. I come not to give you false encouragement, but to lay it on the line. There is not a chance in heck we will win this election. The fix is done in so many ways that an honest election is impossible. The uniparty is against us. The left is against us. The 52% (certified stupid/evil) is against us. They are all against us. They are against America. I would hope we can elect Cruz. It would be good for us but probably not for him. We would be setting him up to do a Nathan Hale scaffold speech, I suspect.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2016 10:55 AM (zLDYs)

747 Make America Great Again... I will be more blunt. You are a liar.

And if you really believed in your tag rather than just parroting it as Trump's slogan, you should care about the character of both this nation and its leaders.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 10:45 AM (OrI3J)

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I've posted multiple links to Cruz position on legalization of illegals. Since Trump is handily winning I don't feel the need to do it anymore. The information is out there for anyone to find.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:56 AM (LXJ1e)

748

Trumps VP choice should be a conservative WOC with big hooters, or a willingness to use the AoSHQ approved titty cream to get big hooters.

Any ideas?

Posted by: The Moose Out Front Should Have Told Ya at February 24, 2016 10:56 AM (+zqYj)

749 I read somewhere that if Cruz wins more than 50% of Texas he gets all the Texas delegates which would be 150

True?

Posted by: @votermom
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Yes.

Winner-take-all if you break 50% in TX.





No way Ted Cruz breaks 50% in Texas. And even if he did, Trump is leading nearly 2 to 1 in every state on Super Tuesday

It's over

The alternative candidates in the GOP were basically arguing about how many more immigrants they were going to let in. Even Cruz was bragging about doubling Mexican visas.

Then Trump turned the tables over.

Posted by: Targus at February 24, 2016 10:56 AM (6ejxM)

750 Is there a betting pool on when the Senate will cave and vote on Obama's nominee for SCOTUS?

Put me down for April 1 and July 4 because, you know.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 24, 2016 10:57 AM (Xo1Rt)

751 748

Trumps VP choice should be a conservative WOC with big hooters, or a willingness to use the AoSHQ approved titty cream to get big hooters.

Any ideas?
Posted by: The Moose Out Front Should Have Told Ya at February 24, 2016 10:56 AM (+zqYj)

Stacey Dash.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2016 10:57 AM (0mRoj)

752 736 Trump does have a coherent philosophy: what's good for Trump is good for America and vice versa.

It's a scary philosophy but it's better than the Dems "America must be destroyed" one.
Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 10:52 AM (cbfNE)

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Thanks votermom, I liked that one.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 10:58 AM (LXJ1e)

753 Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2016 10:55 AM (zLDYs)

i hate that i agree, they sold out our birthright for power.

Posted by: willow at February 24, 2016 10:58 AM (L1+sh)

754 Temporary power, or so i hope!

Posted by: willow at February 24, 2016 10:58 AM (L1+sh)

755 Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at February 24, 2016 10:52 AM (C9pBZ)

Sorry I read the top of your post which was the post of another. I wish we could italicize again.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 10:58 AM (dwNYN)

756 I should also note that Gov. Abbott just endorsed Cruz.

What makes that important?

Abbott had/has one hell of a ground game.

And a potential voter target list second-to-none.

I know. I'm running for city council in a majority-minority district and the numbers he was able to pull from the Democrat precincts were crazy high.

And it's not landline contacts, either--it's cell phone numbers.

Cruz won't hit 50% but he will win TX.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 24, 2016 10:58 AM (fQ/0p)

757 In completely unrelated news, but possibly of interest to some here, O'Reilly has a free eBook, "Hadoop with Python".

Details below.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 24, 2016 10:59 AM (bpn7O)

758 Trumps VP choice should be a conservative WOC with big hooters, or a willingness to use the AoSHQ approved titty cream to get big hooters.

Any ideas?



Stacey Dash.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 10:59 AM (JWzxO)

759 what about condi rice?

Posted by: willow at February 24, 2016 10:59 AM (L1+sh)

760 Expect in border states where they deal with piles of illegal immigrants in their schools, at their hospitals and on the roads with no insurance to vote in droves for Trump. Why do you think he got 40+% of the vote? There are an outstanding number of illegal immigrants in NV.

I am still trying to figure out that theory that Trump really is a Democrat who is going to completely switch everything he has been saying he will accomplish once he is in office. If he did, he would be the most hated man in America. Trump likes to be liked. Likes to be a winner. Why would he go from being swept into office with a majority vote of angry, upset citizens only to turn on them? That is the craziest theory I've heard in quite awhile.

I expect that the most 'democrat' I will see from him will be on social policy. I am way more concerned about immigration, economy, military. Those three things I don't see him changing on.

Posted by: K-E at February 24, 2016 10:59 AM (OV2w5)

761 has anyone actually tried out the breast cream?

Posted by: willow at February 24, 2016 11:00 AM (L1+sh)

762 PS: Rubio has no shot of winning his home state of Florida, yet no one is calling for him to drop out. FL is winner-take-all.
Posted by: RoyalOil at February 24, 2016 10:51 AM (fQ/0p)

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Yes, I know, it's stupid.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 11:00 AM (LXJ1e)

763 Cruz reminds me of those masks you see of tragedy and comedy?

Yeah. His is tragedy AND comedy.

Sorry. He just looks evil to me.

I know, I know, the Devil is always well dressed but I'd rather go with someone who makes me feel good than someone who gives me the shivers.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 24, 2016 11:00 AM (Xo1Rt)

764 Trump does have a coherent philosophy: what's good for Trump is good for America and vice versa.

It's a scary philosophy but it's better than the Dems "America must be destroyed" one.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 10:52 AM (cbfNE)


But the results are historically pretty much the same.

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 11:00 AM (1efdY)

765 How come liberals have their leaders come out and make their arguments for them, can hide behind the credentials and regurgitate the arguments they've been spoonfed, whereas conservatives are forced to defend their leaders for actions which aren't actually defensible, and have to put their own credibility on the line for leadership that never steps up and makes a public statement about what they stand for.

Part of it is media smothering any republican thought or statement. But that is still on leadership.

Donald is leading. He thinks America is great and wants to make it even better. He's advocating that we should enforce our laws and stand up for ourselves. In an age where every single public institution is designed to undercut conservative thought, he's going to look a little gauche doing it. He doesn't give a shit and neither should you.

Simply choosing not to believe him says something about YOU, not about him.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 11:00 AM (xuouz)

766 Anyone have a link for the Perry story?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 24, 2016 11:00 AM (WVsWD)

767 758 Trumps VP choice should be a conservative WOC with big hooters, or a willingness to use the AoSHQ approved titty cream to get big hooters.

Any ideas?



Stacey Dash.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 10:59 AM (JWzxO)

Heh. See 751. GMTA!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2016 11:01 AM (0mRoj)

768 How did the mosquito brains in the GOPe allow themselves to be punked by Trump?

It's like they not even operating in reality.

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2016 11:01 AM (UzPAd)

769 Trumps VP choice should be a conservative WOC with big hooters, or a willingness to use the AoSHQ approved titty cream to get big hooters.

Any ideas?
Posted by: The Moose Out Front Should Have Told Ya at February 24, 2016 10:56 AM (+zqYj)

Stacey Dash.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2016 10:57 AM (0mRoj)

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Leann Tweeden

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 11:01 AM (LXJ1e)

770 Crud.

The Blaze.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 24, 2016 11:01 AM (WVsWD)

771 >>Funny how that works.
Chris Cheng, Top Shot winner and gunblogger, came out as gay a few
years ago... but when he came out as a
gun rights supporter in the gay community, they were almost all
viscerally hostile to him.


Aaaaaand that is the essence of the Left: they don't care about minorities, they only care about how minorities can be used to bring down the Republicans, America, western civilization. A conservative black/gay/latino/trans/woman has no use, so GFY.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2016 11:02 AM (NOIQH)

772 Abbott had/has one hell of a ground game.
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And idiots for opponents.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2016 11:02 AM (NUqwG)

773 I wish we could italicize again.

We can, obvs.

[ i ] open itals, [ / i ] close itals.

Remove the spaces between the square bracket thingies.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 24, 2016 11:02 AM (1xUj/)

774 the shivers?

hillary gives me the shivers, sid blumenthal , biden, chomsky gives me the shivers.
but Cruz?

Posted by: willow at February 24, 2016 11:02 AM (L1+sh)

775 Will the prosecutor who brought the Perry indictment face any charges?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 11:03 AM (oVJmc)

776 Aaaaaand that is the essence of the Left: they don't care about minorities, they only care about how minorities can be used to bring down the Republicans, America, western civilization. A conservative black/gay/latino/trans/woman has no use, so GFY.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2016 11:02 AM (NOIQH)

Feminism, race rights, and gay rights are all shell corporations for advancing socialism. This is their true function.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 11:03 AM (xuouz)

777 kari, i really liked your 700 post.

Posted by: willow at February 24, 2016 11:03 AM (L1+sh)

778 what about condi rice?


I'd hit it like a rented red-headed step-mule.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 24, 2016 11:03 AM (1xUj/)

779 Since Trump is handily winning I don't feel the need to do it anymore. The information is out there for anyone to find.

Posted by: Make America Great Again
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By 'winning', you mean 'winning in R. primaries'. Trump's unfavorables are running at 60%, and the Dems/Media haven't even begun the attack.

To believe that Trump will be viewed nationally as a desirable President is just plain irrational. He couldn't poll 50% as favorable here.

I wonder if you actually believe what you are saying.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:03 AM (oFSUK)

780 In other words, Trump is not Reagan or Washington -- he's more like our Ragnar Lothbrok.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 11:04 AM (cbfNE)

781 768 How did the mosquito brains in the GOPe allow themselves to be punked by Trump?

It's like they not even operating in reality.
Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2016 11:01 AM (UzPAd)



Governing be hard, yo!
Much easier to be the 2nd place, loyal opposition party.
The Washington Generals to the Harlem Globetrotters.

You still get to go to all of the parties with half the work.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 24, 2016 11:04 AM (JWzxO)

782 Simply choosing not to believe him says something about YOU, not about him.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 11:00 AM (xuouz)


Yes, it says we're pretty good judges of character.

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 11:04 AM (1efdY)

783 765 Trump does have a coherent philosophy: what's good for Trump is good for America and vice versa.

It's a scary philosophy but it's better than the Dems "America must be destroyed" one.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 10:52 AM (cbfNE)

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Actually his philosophy is simple. America should make laws and enforce them to benefit America.

He's constantly talking about doing things legally, making deals to benefit out country, etc.

I know it's crazy talk that a government should serve the needs of its citizens, but it just might work.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 11:05 AM (LXJ1e)

784
Gov. Abbott just endorsed Cruz. What makes that important?
Posted by: RoyalOil



That the governor of his home state waited until just a week before the primary to endorse him, which speaks to -- shall we say -- a certain lack of confidence and/or enthusiasm.

No?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 24, 2016 11:05 AM (kdS6q)

785 Will the prosecutor who brought the Perry indictment face any charges?
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel
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The converse. Resume enhanced.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:05 AM (oFSUK)

786 lizzy, much as they care about the 'children' yet would destroy everyone of them for retaining prestige personally

Posted by: willow at February 24, 2016 11:05 AM (L1+sh)

787 By 'winning', you mean 'winning in R. primaries'. Trump's unfavorables are running at 60%, and the Dems/Media haven't even begun the attack.
To believe that Trump will be viewed nationally as a desirable President is just plain irrational. He couldn't poll 50% as favorable here.
I wonder if you actually believe what you are saying.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:03 AM (oFSUK)

He's going to win the presidency in a landslide. Bernie supporters came out of the woodwork on another site yesterday after Trump's "I'll prosecute Hillary" statement to say that they'd vote for Trump over Hillary.

And if an honest to god socialist gets the D nom instead, are you gonna sit out? Vote Sanders? Come on.

With last night's win the primary season is all but over for Republicans.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 11:05 AM (xuouz)

788 Yes, it says we're pretty good judges of character.
Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 11:04 AM (1efdY)

Well neener neener neener to you too. haha

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 11:06 AM (xuouz)

789 MUMR signals that the drugs are kicking in.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 24, 2016 11:06 AM (oVJmc)

790 "The former governor (Rick Perry) spent more than $2 million on top defense lawyers."

via AP

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jlgxzay

Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2016 11:06 AM (NUqwG)

791 Bandersnatch. she is a truly classy woman.

Posted by: willow at February 24, 2016 11:06 AM (L1+sh)

792 772 Abbott had/has one hell of a ground game.
---------
And idiots for opponents.
Posted by: RioBravo
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And that differs from Cruz how?

Posted by: Chi at February 24, 2016 11:06 AM (nMP3C)

793 Nood.

Posted by: HH at February 24, 2016 11:07 AM (DrCtv)

794
Anti-Dem ad:
Show what's left of detroit- Flash the message- Dem controlled for 53 years
Show the murder rate in Chicago- flash the message- Dem controlled for 84 years
California debt- flash the message- Dem controlled for 51 years
Then show

Show Texas and it's economy and other red states with good economies and controlled by Republicans.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 24, 2016 11:07 AM (+aCe4)

795 With last night's win the primary season is all but over for Republicans.


Wait. I'm still in denial. I'm not even up to the bargaining phase yet.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 24, 2016 11:07 AM (1xUj/)

796 of course.

Posted by: willow at February 24, 2016 11:07 AM (L1+sh)

797 781 In other words, Trump is not Reagan or Washington -- he's more like our Ragnar Lothbrok.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2016 11:04 AM (cbfNE)


I disagree. Ragnar has better hair.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 11:07 AM (0IYtm)

798 By 'winning', you mean 'winning in R. primaries'. Trump's unfavorables are running at 60%, and the Dems/Media haven't even begun the attack.

To believe that Trump will be viewed nationally as a desirable President is just plain irrational. He couldn't poll 50% as favorable here.

I wonder if you actually believe what you are saying.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:03 AM (oFSUK)

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I don't worry about favorables/unfavorables. They move all the time.

I have no doubt that people will view Trump much more favorably than screeching harpy.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 11:08 AM (LXJ1e)

799 Trump will do well in a General Election because nobody can paint him as a creature of the Religious Right.

That's why these purple states turn the way they do.

A lot of secular voters that usually dismiss Republicans will be taking a fresh look.

Posted by: Targus at February 24, 2016 11:08 AM (6ejxM)

800 He got taken by a poor little old lady whose house we wanted. That's one hell of a dealer maker you got there.Posted by: db





He didn't get 'taken'. She lost her shirt in the greatest real
estate deal ever. Offered something like 10X assessed value. Refused. He
built around her.





Posted by: mega machines at February 24, 2016 10:47 AM (fbovC)

She didn't "lose her shirt". She got to stay in her home that she owned and very obviously valued more than the $1 million Trump offered (and the $170 some thousand that the the Council tried to pay her after condemning her home).

Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 11:09 AM (OrI3J)

801
Welp.

The upcoming 1-3 weeks will probably determine if Cruz -

will be a power to contend with or not.


If you're for Cruz-

And haven't given cash yet-

you need to do it now.


With FOX in full on blowjob mode for Mario and Trump possibly surging again-

Cruz will need to run a bunch of ads.


So, money, honey is the mother's milk of politics.


If you don't cough up, don't complain.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2016 11:09 AM (0cMkb)

802 Bandersnatch. she is a truly classy woman.
Posted by: willow


She is, willow. And while I used clumsy Horde euphemisms, I would love to hold her tenderly while she muses about Shostakovich or NFL rules changes or any other thought passing through her pretty head.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 24, 2016 11:09 AM (1xUj/)

803 That the governor of his home state waited until just a week before the primary to endorse him, which speaks to -- shall we say -- a certain lack of confidence and/or enthusiasm.

No?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 24, 2016 11:05 AM (kdS6q)


That's the way it usually works. They wait until the whole country is starting to pay attention to their state. They get more exposure for themselves that way.

Posted by: db at February 24, 2016 11:10 AM (1efdY)

804 Goddamnit Junior! We can't run on reform when we're the damn incumbent!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 10:52 AM (xuouz)


Ahem.

Posted by: The Limbaugh Theorem at February 24, 2016 11:11 AM (0IYtm)

805 By 'winning', you mean 'winning in R. primaries'. Trump's unfavorables are running at 60%, and the Dems/Media haven't even begun the attack.
To believe that Trump will be viewed nationally as a desirable President is just plain irrational. He couldn't poll 50% as favorable here.
I wonder if you actually believe what you are saying.
Posted by: Mike Hammer



All the polls I've seen show Trump beating Hillary in a General Election. It's close, but still, he's winning.

And let's be honest, if there was ever a time a skittish respondent would lie to a pollster about who they REALLY support, wouldn't it be Trump?

Posted by: Targus at February 24, 2016 11:11 AM (6ejxM)

806 Since Trump is handily winning I don't feel the need to do it anymore. The information is out there for anyone to find.



Posted by: Make America Great Again

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



By 'winning', you mean 'winning in R. primaries'. Trump's
unfavorables are running at 60%, and the Dems/Media haven't even begun
the attack.



To believe that Trump will be viewed nationally as a desirable
President is just plain irrational. He couldn't poll 50% as favorable here.



I wonder if you actually believe what you are saying.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:03 AM (oFSUK)


He's not even winning the primaries with over 50% of the vote. I know, I know multiple candidates usually mean a plurality vote BUT he still will need over 50% in at least 8 states to avoid a brokered convention.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 11:12 AM (OrI3J)

807 With last night's win the primary season is all but over for Republicans.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 24, 2016 11:05 AM (xuouz)

No it is not.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 11:12 AM (OrI3J)

808 759 what about condi rice?

Posted by: willow at February 24, 2016 10:59 AM (L1+sh)


Condi Rice has said repeatedly that she is not interested in running for office.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 24, 2016 11:13 AM (0IYtm)

809 772 Abbott had/has one hell of a ground game.
---------
And idiots for opponents.
Posted by: RioBravo
-----------------
And that differs from Cruz how?
Posted by: Chi at February 24, 2016 11:06 AM (nMP3C)
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You got me there.

(Idiot in this case was in the context of of the TX environment.)

Remember all that talk in the past about the strength and depth of the "Republican bench"? Delusion!

Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2016 11:14 AM (NUqwG)

810 Redbanzai, it's over.

Cruz has come in 3rd place now in how many primaries?

The only state Cruz even has a chance is his home state of Texas, and even there he's polling in the 20's.

If Cruz wants to stay in, it's for his own vanity at this point. Trump will NEVER put him on the ticket, he would drag it down.

Posted by: Targus at February 24, 2016 11:15 AM (6ejxM)

811 DO NOT CHECK YES TO ORGAN DONATION

No kidding.
Mentioned
this before, but when I went to simply update the address on my DL this
past summer, they asked if I wanted to be a donor (which had no
relevance to my address), and then changed it to "Y" (and misspelled
address). Sent it back, came back "Y" again. Third version was finally
correct.

Definitely prof-read your drivers license for organ donor status!!!


Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2016 10:18 AM (NOIQH)


Yah, I don't want some doctor weighing the use of my organs to someone else when he is deciding my viability either.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 11:15 AM (OrI3J)

812 And if an honest to god socialist gets the D nom instead, are you gonna sit out? Vote Sanders? Come on.

With last night's win the primary season is all but over for Republicans.
Posted by: Ghost of kari
------------------------------------

First of all, the public at large doesn't care anything about Hillary's political philosophy, they just care about feel-good rhetoric. The question is not what will I do, but what will the public do. So your question is moot.

As for the Republican primaries being over, you are probably right. What you don't seem to grasp is that the selected candidate is disliked by 60% of the populace. Crow about the primaries all that you care to, it is a pyrrhic victory. The press were kind to Romney, compared to what is going to happen to Trump.

And you know what? No one other than those who went to the polls for the Primaries will feel much inspiration to defend him.

Any imagined support from Democrats is just that, imaginary. Not a good strategy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:16 AM (oFSUK)

813 A Texas court has thrown out the bogus criminal charges against Rick Perry but the lawfare served its purpose. It destroyed any chance he had for a campaign.

Meanwhile Hillary remains at large.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 24, 2016 11:16 AM (Nwg0u)

814 And idiots for opponents.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2016 11:02 AM (NUqwG)


Didn't Abbott run against Wendy "pink sneakers filibuster" Davis? The one who made snide jokes about him being in a wheelchair?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 24, 2016 11:16 AM (hLRSq)

815 Yes but what is always missed from the snarky "Trump
will deal" talk is that more often than not he gets what he wants out
of the deals. Republicans deal all the time. Problem is they suck at it
and always get fucked in their deals. They're the guy who walks into a
car dealership and says I can spend $400 a month on a car, show me what
you got. Trump is the finance manager at the dealership who ends up
selling the $1200 rust protection plan to the customer.

Posted by: Barry H. at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (0LHZx)

Their is an assumption in this that he will be dealing in our best interests which is likely just plain wrong. Trump core world view is progressive. He will make deals that reflect that.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 11:18 AM (OrI3J)

816
Didn't Abbott run against Wendy "pink sneakers filibuster" Davis? The one who made snide jokes about him being in a wheelchair?
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 24, 2016 11:16 AM (hLRSq)
-----
Correct

(And his first AG opponent in 2002 later played an assist role in the pink sneaker filibuster.)

Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2016 11:19 AM (NUqwG)

817
Shrillery, on the other hand, makes me think of those epic "Women Behind Bars" movies that used to run on late-night cable.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 24, 2016 10:37 AM (D+xyy)







She makes me think of Nadezhda Krupskaya Lenin and especially Jiang Qing (Madame Mao).

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2016 11:19 AM (HolZ7)

818 A Texas court has thrown out the bogus criminal charges against Rick Perry but the lawfare served its purpose. It destroyed any chance he had for a campaign.

Meanwhile Hillary remains at large.
Posted by: The Great White Snark


Had Rick Perry not been an open borders Hispander he would have been the nominee in 2012. The gaffes just sealed his fate for 2016 and beyond.

If you can't even have the backbone to say illegals shouldn't be getting free college or oppose building a fence, I really don't care what else you have to say regarding what federal agency you want to shut down.

Posted by: Targus at February 24, 2016 11:20 AM (6ejxM)

819 I have to admit, looking at the primary season as an outsider watching it happen, and not feeling like I ultimately have much to do with it (and face it, as a practical matter I don't) is liberating and relaxing.

Still hurts to watch my pixel friends go at it hammer and tongs over the whole shebang, but hey.

Posted by: Hillary's aneurysm at February 24, 2016 11:20 AM (9krrF)

820 Their is an assumption in this that he will be dealing in our best interests which is likely just plain wrong. Trump core world view is progressive. He will make deals that reflect that.
Posted by: redbanzai
----------------------
That. The very best deal made with the devil, however 'good', is not a thing to be desired.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:20 AM (oFSUK)

821 Donald Trump/Katy Mixon 2016

YOOGE.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 11:20 AM (Bdeb0)

822 Bloody hell, I need a daily sock reset script or something.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 24, 2016 11:21 AM (9krrF)

823 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:16 AM (oFSUK)

The only theory that might be in Trump's favor is if the MSM / Dems attacks are so over the top that the contrarian nature of our Country may kick in and go to Trump's defense. Hard to imagine though the perception of Trump being a victim.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 24, 2016 11:21 AM (dwNYN)

824 Remember all that talk in the past about the strength and depth of the "Republican bench"? Delusion!
Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2016 11:14 AM (NUqwG)

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Man that hurt. I was thinking that for 3 years after 2012.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 24, 2016 11:22 AM (LXJ1e)

825 First of all, the public at large doesn't care
anything about Hillary's political philosophy, they just care about
feel-good rhetoric. The question is not what will I do, but what will
the public do. So your question is moot.



As for the Republican primaries being over, you are probably right.
What you don't seem to grasp is that the selected candidate is disliked
by 60% of the populace. Crow about the primaries all that you care to,
it is a pyrrhic victory. The press were kind to Romney, compared to what
is going to happen to Trump.



And you know what? No one other than those who went to the polls for the Primaries will feel much inspiration to defend him.



Any imagined support from Democrats is just that, imaginary. Not a good strategy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:16 AM (oFSUK)

It ain't over 'til its actually over (which this year, barring Trump getting an absolute majority in 8 states, won't be until the convention). There would be an amusing symmetry if Cruz got this nomination in essentially the same way he became a Senator.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 11:24 AM (OrI3J)

826 Remember all that talk in the past about the strength and depth of the "Republican bench"? Delusion!

Diversity of faces without diversity of ideas is still a monoculture.

It's Leftism all the way down.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 24, 2016 11:24 AM (9krrF)

827 The only theory that might be in Trump's favor is if the MSM / Dems attacks are so over the top that the contrarian nature of our Country may kick in and go to Trump's defense.
-------------

I suppose it is possible. At this point the gullibility/stupidity of the populace seems to be at an all time high.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:24 AM (oFSUK)

828 The very best deal made with the devil, however 'good', is not a thing to be desired.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


Realistically, what deal are you so afraid Trump is going to cut?

And how on Earth could it be any worse than what Hillary will actively try and do?

Trump will probably not have an aversion to pork barrel projects, big damn deal, you're talking 1% of the federal budget.

Posted by: Targus at February 24, 2016 11:25 AM (6ejxM)

829 Trump will do well in a General Election because nobody can paint him as a creature of the Religious Right.



That's why these purple states turn the way they do.



A lot of secular voters that usually dismiss Republicans will be taking a fresh look.

Posted by: Targus at February 24, 2016 11:08 AM (6ejxM)

Cause God forbid we elect an upright Christian... And I am sure there is no link at all between the modern progressive movement (both Democrat and Republican) to drive Christianity out of the public square and the total lack of character and truthfulness displayed by our elected officials. /sarc

Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 11:30 AM (OrI3J)

830 Trump will probably not have an aversion to pork barrel projects, big damn deal, you're talking 1% of the federal budget.
Posted by: Targus at February 24, 2016 11:25 AM (6ejxM)
---------------
Mainstream conservatism ("Conservatism Inc.") likes to focus on issues:

1. Where they will never actually change anything
2. That are trivial
3. That are trivial AND unpopular (except for ACU ratings)

Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2016 11:31 AM (NUqwG)

831 And how on Earth could it be any worse than what Hillary will actively try and do?
--------------

Straw man. My argument isn't Trump vs. Hillary, my argument is Trump vs. Cruz.

I don't think Trump will be elected, don't think there is even a chance. Tossing out Primary results as evidence to the contrary isn't meaningful.

But even if he were elected, I would have no faith that Trumps 'Deals' would serve the best interests of the Republic. The man has no core character beyond 'I'm Trump!'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:32 AM (oFSUK)

832 ... In the newly formed Ironytopia, the Executive will be selected from a pool of current and recently retired state governors, by the current state legislatures.

This will be done at a convention, where all aspiring executives will announce their ambition and address the legislators. A series of votes will then commence ... eliminating the lowest voted candidate as well as all candidates receiving less than 10% of the votes, until the winning candidate receives a simple majority.

Posted by: Irony at February 24, 2016 11:32 AM (BHaRb)

833 "We" elected an upright Muslim...twice. If we can't have my plastic fantastic lover (Her) I'm down for the orange guy who "drinks the little wine and eats the little cracker."

Seriously, I thought Cruz' moist-preacher act was going to turn off more people than it has so far.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 11:36 AM (Bdeb0)

834 Hammer--Trump is going to win the nomination. Are you going to vote for Hillary?

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 11:38 AM (Bdeb0)

835
he very best deal made with the devil, however 'good', is not a thing to be desired.

Posted by: Mike Hammer





Realistically, what deal are you so afraid Trump is going to cut?



And how on Earth could it be any worse than what Hillary will actively try and do?



Trump will probably not have an aversion to pork barrel projects, big damn deal, you're talking 1% of the federal budget.

Posted by: Targus at February 24, 2016 11:25 AM (6ejxM)


Targus, in answer to your post, I am reposting from last nights ONT. I will add one more thing to what I wrote there.


Like most of his likely policies, Trump's SCOTUS picks are unlikely to be any better that Hillary's. They are both abortion supporting progressives with no great love of the Constitution.


=======

Trump is a nightmare on more fronts than I care to name but let me name a few at least:


1st amendment -- Trump is A-OK with people's religious liberties being stomped on by gay marriage activists,


2nd
amendment -- what Trump is saying now on the 2nd amendment is very
different than his past support of an "assault weapons' ban,


5th amendment -- see his eminent domain abuse and continued defense thereof,


amnesty
-- Trump has held every position from let them all stay to make them
all leave but then let some or all of them back in,


Obamacare
-- has repeatedly called Cruz a liar for pointing out that his past
support of single payer insurance likely means he will not actually get
rid of the substance of Obamacare while he simultaneously states that
the individual mandate is a good thing and that he will make sure the
government provides insurance for everyone.


If this country is going to elect another progressive, it might as well go full retard and elect Hillary.


Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 12:42 AM (NPofj)

Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 11:39 AM (OrI3J)

836 Hammer--Trump is going to win the nomination. Are you going to vote for Hillary?
Posted by: General Zod
-----------

Again, straw man. The issue at hand is whether Trump is a good candidate. I see no evidence of that.

The turn-out of Trump admirers at the primaries (where he appeals only to a minority of Republicans is telling.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:46 AM (oFSUK)

837
MSNBC: Courage! Under Fire!

That actually was Brian Williams, BTW...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 24, 2016 11:49 AM (BK3ZS)

838 Again, straw man. The issue at hand is whether Trump is a good candidate. I see no evidence of that.



The turn-out of Trump admirers at the primaries (where he appeals only to a minority of Republicans is telling.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2016 11:46 AM (oFSUK)

Hillary and Trump are not our only choices even if, God forbid, they are the nominees. There will be third party candidates and also we can write someone in. Sure it would be a protest vote, but if any pair of people cries for protesting it's those two.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 24, 2016 11:56 AM (OrI3J)

839 666 Nope Oregon, I sure as hell do not. I expect Trump to strut down to the Smithsonian, pick out a few things, and have 'em melted down into a crown.

I hope the House and Senate suddenly get Checks and Balances fever.
--------------
Let's say he picks Cruz as his VP (not likely).......
and in that crown he will place The Hope Diamond and magically.... we have President Cruz.
If only that dream would come true

Posted by: Redridinghood at February 24, 2016 12:02 PM (7GQM/)

840 It's not a straw-man at all, Mike. It's just a question. Try decaf.

Posted by: General Zod at February 24, 2016 12:06 PM (Bdeb0)

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