Wednesday Morning News Dump 3/2/16 [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

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1 Helloooooo?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 08:01 AM (df5V4)

2 Remember, the fact that Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are the candidates leading the nomination for the Republican candidate can only mean one thing: That the Republican Party must embrace and push amnesty.

Posted by: buzzion at March 02, 2016 08:02 AM (zt+N6)

3 Thats got to be a record.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 08:03 AM (WVsWD)

4 The time machine must be hiccuping.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 08:04 AM (WVsWD)

5

big dump

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:06 AM (qCMvj)

6 Oklahoma democrats opened up their primary to allow Independents to vote on Democrat ticket. Independents put the Bern over the top.

Posted by: Whitneys crack pipe at March 02, 2016 08:06 AM (DHFJT)

7 I've been watching conservative statist have contractions on twitter all night about how the path is clear for a brokered convention...

What happens when manboy Mario goes to a brokered convention but they end up giving the nomination to someone else? Will he profusely sweat himself out of existence?

Posted by: August at March 02, 2016 08:07 AM (bAic4)

8 So when does Dondi declare himself winner

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 02, 2016 08:07 AM (QPdNE)

9 All news outlets are still referring to Cruz only winning two last night. What about the AK caucuses win? What am I missing here?

And the sidebar delegate counts seem waaay off by comparison to what I'm seeing everywhere else.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 02, 2016 08:08 AM (pVkEV)

10 Feel good story of the day:

Roi Harel stepped outside his home in the West Bank settlement of Eli on his way to reserve duty, when he saw two terrorists outside his home, carrying clubs. They managed to lightly wound Harel, who fought back and then locked himself and his family inside their home. The attackers were found and killed a short while later by IDF soldiers.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:08 AM (DUoqb)

11 It's almost like the GOP voters are erecting a wall around the Rubio candidacy.

Posted by: Roy at March 02, 2016 08:08 AM (VndSC)

12 Rubio>2moreweeks+gone

Posted by: Ben Had at March 02, 2016 08:09 AM (h5Fkv)

13 Hey how is landslide marco doing this AM?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:09 AM (DUoqb)

14 Hillary, such a charmer!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 02, 2016 08:11 AM (NOIQH)

15 Ambassador Stevens wanted out before his death

A leader would have pulled him out of there.

She was too busy living in protected luxury.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:11 AM (qCMvj)

16 A representative appointed by Turkey's Defense Ministry has been sent to Israel in order to procure Israeli made weapons and aircraft equipment as a condition for the return to normalized relations between the two countries, Arab media reported Wednesday.

According to Kuwati based newspaper publication al-Jarida, Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz sent a special envoy Tuesday to meet with Israel's security echelon in order to negotiate financial terms concerning weapons sales.

Israel in turn has demanded to know whether the weapons were intended to attack Kurdish rebels positioned on the Turkish-Syrian border, according to the report.



The Turkish government made clear that the weapons sales, including the purchasing of unmanned aerial vehicles, was part of a wider framework agreement in which the two countries would normalize relations, according to the al-Jardia report.

Lunacy..Selling weapons to the enemy. Netanyahu don't do it!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:11 AM (DUoqb)

17 NJ newspapers call for Christie's resignation

Seven newspapers.
He's being hit hard.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:12 AM (qCMvj)

18 Ambassador Stevens wanted out before his death


He's out. What is he bitching about?

Posted by: Hillary at March 02, 2016 08:12 AM (DUoqb)

19 Osama bin Laden wrote a letter calling on the American people to help President Barack Obama fight "catastrophic" climate change and "save humanity", in the latest evidence of his worries about environmental issues, newly released documents show.

The letter was among materials that were seized in the May 2, 2011, U.S. raid on bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan that killed the al Qaeda chief and which were released on Tuesday by the Obama administration.

The undated, unsigned letter "to the American people," which U.S. intelligence officials attributed to bin Laden, appeared to have been written shortly after Obama began his first term in 2009, based on the letter's references to events.

Bin Laden's preoccupation with climate change also emerged as a theme in the first tranche of documents from the raid that was declassified in May 2015, as well as in an audio recording released via the al Jazeera network in January 2010.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at March 02, 2016 08:12 AM (e8kgV)

20 Wow..that Hillary vid. What a nasty, condescending woman.

Posted by: Lizabth at March 02, 2016 08:13 AM (3v3uS)

21 Hey how is landslide marco doing this AM?
_________________

Mario is basking in the glory of his unexpected victory! He won a state (okay, it's Minnesota, but technically still a state). That proves he's unbeatable!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 08:13 AM (df5V4)

22 The idiot lawyer who keeps trying to get Cruz off the ballot in Illinois has lost again. A judge threw out his lawsuit because he didn't properly serve his original complaint to Cruz and the election board:

they'll be back
this was a technicality

It's probably the GOPe.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:13 AM (qCMvj)

23 Look, I don't want to raise expectations for me in Florida.

I believe Donald will do very well here. I mean, we are the Orange State after all.

Amirite? Amirite?

Posted by: Dondi Rickles at March 02, 2016 08:13 AM (H9MG5)

24 NJ newspapers call for Christie's resignation

Seven newspapers.
He's being hit hard.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:12 AM (qCMvj)

Live in NJ.

A) Most papers here are liberal rags
B) NOBODY CARES

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:13 AM (DUoqb)

25 eh. its a morning

Posted by: Bigby's Farmhand at March 02, 2016 08:13 AM (3ZtZW)

26 Wow, now I'll have to listen to Fox News tell me how Marco, I repeat myself constantly, Rubio did the impossible and stopped Trump Cruz in their tracks and won a state. Being in 3rd has turned into 1st.

Cruz 2016

Posted by: Sam Seventy-Eight at March 02, 2016 08:14 AM (aGTdg)

27 Mario is basking in the glory of his unexpected victory! He won a state (okay, it's Minnesota, but technically still a state). That proves he's unbeatable!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 08:13 AM (df5V4)


And remember it was a bullshit caucus.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:14 AM (DUoqb)

28 >>Wow..that Hillary vid. What a nasty, condescending woman.

She is a total beyotch to the little people - been documented for decades.
So hope more of these incident happen and are filmed.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 02, 2016 08:14 AM (NOIQH)

29 >>>big dump

Light a match or something!

Posted by: Bigby's Farmhand at March 02, 2016 08:14 AM (3ZtZW)

30 Ouch, that's no way to run a business

if only a conservative would buy Twitter

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:14 AM (qCMvj)

31 And remember it was a bullshit caucus.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:14 AM


Like Alaska and Iowa?

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 02, 2016 08:15 AM (D+xyy)

32 23 Look, I don't want to raise expectations for me in Florida.

I believe Donald will do very well here. I mean, we are the Orange State after all.

Amirite? Amirite?
Posted by: Dondi Rickles at March 02, 2016 08:13 AM (H9MG5)


BREAKING!

Rubio comes in 5th with 2 percent of the vote. Obviously clearing his way for the Presidential nomination.

Posted by: Fox News at March 02, 2016 08:15 AM (mEZce)

33 Morning horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 08:16 AM (mEZce)

34 @28 She manages to make Trump look...charming by comparison. Ugh. she is SO loathsome.

Posted by: Lizabth at March 02, 2016 08:16 AM (3v3uS)

35 Going on a schadenfreude tour of National Review Online.

Jonah Goldberg's latest piece calls Trump a "know-nothing bigot." I'd encourage him to talk to Ivanka Trump, who is a practicing Jew, about her father's "bigotry."


I used to like Goldberg. More's the pity.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 08:16 AM (PFy0L)

36 Like Alaska and Iowa?
Posted by: MrScribbler at March 02, 2016 08:15 AM (D+xyy)

Was Alaska a caucus also? Caucus's are bullshit and so easy to "Fix"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:16 AM (DUoqb)

37
Wow..that Hillary vid. What a nasty, condescending woman.

And still a substantial amount of blacks will vote for her. Because slavery. And reparations.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 02, 2016 08:17 AM (X6fMO)

38 Yes Virginia, there is Karma

dumb@$$es

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:17 AM (qCMvj)

39 I am wondering how they will hide Hillary's physical limitations if she wins. There is no way the Secret Service will be able to keep everyone away from her coming and going forever no matter how much they want to.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 02, 2016 08:17 AM (iONHu)

40 Jonah Goldberg's latest piece calls Trump a "know-nothing bigot." I'd encourage him to talk to Ivanka Trump, who is a practicing Jew, about her father's "bigotry."


I used to like Goldberg. More's the pity.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 08:16 AM (PFy0L)

Yeah calling Trump a bigot is ridiculous. He is many things but not a bigot. At least not anymore than any of us, and certainly a lot less than any liberal

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:18 AM (DUoqb)

41 So...any coin tosses or playing card draws to pick a Dem winner yesterday?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 02, 2016 08:18 AM (NOIQH)

42 Meh.

Mario won a caucus.

Not an unencumbered, unjiggered vote.

But, still, teh gratest viktoree evah!


Everyone drop out now and let the GOPe have their woobie.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 02, 2016 08:18 AM (2rmvw)

43 Rubio comes in 5th with 2 percent of the vote. Obviously clearing his way for the Presidential nomination.

===

He's just in it to be a griefer at this point.

Posted by: Bigby's Farmhand at March 02, 2016 08:18 AM (3ZtZW)

44 Rubio>2moreweeks+gone

#twoweeks

Posted by: cool breeze at March 02, 2016 08:18 AM (ckvus)

45 I am wondering how they will hide Hillary's physical limitations if she wins. There is no way the Secret Service will be able to keep everyone away from her coming and going forever no matter how much they want to.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 02, 2016 08:17 AM (iONHu)

Say What?

Posted by: FDR at March 02, 2016 08:19 AM (DUoqb)

46
Behold! the awesome power of finishing third, third, third by the crackin' wise Mario C3bio bot!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 08:19 AM (BK3ZS)

47 She is a total beyotch to the little people - been documented for decades.
So hope more of these incident happen and are filmed.
__________________

You can see her campaign theme being formed: love vs. hate.

Trump is a vile, evil, raaaaaacist, and if you vote for him it means you're evil too. So vote for Hillary, who is all about love and compassion and goodness and light!

Never mind that Hillary is a thoroughly corrupt liar who has already proven her complete incompetence as a leader (see, e.g., Libya). A vote for Hillary is a vote for LOVE itself!!!!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 08:19 AM (df5V4)

48
Jonah Goldberg's latest piece calls Trump a "know-nothing bigot." I'd encourage him to talk to Ivanka Trump, who is a practicing Jew, about her father's "bigotry."


Lileks went full Wick Rilson yesterday on his "screedblog." I'll still read him, though. He has talent. Goldberg is a poor man's Ollie Willis.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 02, 2016 08:19 AM (X6fMO)

49 All the felons are breaking for Hillary, they have so many things in common.

Posted by: Sam Seventy-Eight at March 02, 2016 08:19 AM (aGTdg)

50 13 Hey how is landslide marco doing this AM?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:09 AM (DUoqb)



🍺 🍺 🍺 💉 💉 💊 💊 🍺




*artistic rendering of the Rubio camp this AM

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 08:19 AM (mEZce)

51 Was Alaska a caucus also? Caucus's are bullshit and so easy to "Fix"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:16 AM


Yup. And yup.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 02, 2016 08:19 AM (D+xyy)

52 Mario is basking in the glory of his unexpected victory! He won a state (okay, it's Minnesota, but technically still a state). That proves he's unbeatable!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 08:13 AM (df5V4)


it's all of the Somali refugees, etc

this is exactly why no one wants Rubio

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:20 AM (qCMvj)

53 I have the house all to myself this afternoon. I got my wife and daughter free tickets to a Broadway Show from the USO. Life is good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:20 AM (DUoqb)

54 Those are exit poll results from Republican primary voters
http://tinyurl.com/gulr3jp
So it's not like some MSM push-poll crap


Hey MPPP,

If it helps any, I think that the average voter doesn't want illegals catapulted back into their country via trebuchet. They just want them to feel the same tax pain as the legal residents and citizens or GTFO - "pay your freight or leave, Paco."

1. Secure the border - build the wall
2. Total Immigration pause
3. Catch illegals /workplace enforcement - If employed collect taxes and back taxes, discuss temp work visa, else deport. Yes, IRS and DHS CAN and DOES do this (a little bit).
4. Catch / cleanup illegal criminals - instant deportation.

Also Reagan passed a really , terrible amnesty . All is not lost!

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:20 AM (UmCLB)

55 Haven't read Lileks in forever.

Posted by: Bigby's Farmhand at March 02, 2016 08:21 AM (3ZtZW)

56 Hillary as the poster child for 'love and kindness'. Unbelievable.

Posted by: Lizabth at March 02, 2016 08:21 AM (3v3uS)

57 Donald will do well in Florida. But not in the Panhandle.

He'll never be able to get his tiny little baby hands around it.

Heeeyyyooooooo!

Posted by: Dondi Rickles at March 02, 2016 08:22 AM (H9MG5)

58 it's all of the Somali refugees, etc

this is exactly why no one wants Rubio
__________________

Yes, vote for Mario -- so the entire U.S. can look like Minnesota!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 08:22 AM (df5V4)

59 So far, Trump has 34.2% of the aggregate vote and Cruz 28.1%.

Hope lives.

http://53eig.ht/1nhRUlR

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 08:22 AM (pyd3d)

60 Hillary. Grams is such a sweetheart.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 08:23 AM (mEZce)

61 At least with Rubio winning MN that'll stop Cruz from saying "I'm the only one that beat Trump" stupid crap.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 08:23 AM (LXJ1e)

62 NJ newspapers call for Christie's resignation


Seven newspapers.

He's being hit hard.


That should just about wrap it up for the 'VP Christie' talk.

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:23 AM (UmCLB)

63
RWC - Team BOHICA

All that is missing is a ride on C3bio's sweet, sweet cigarette boat!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 08:24 AM (BK3ZS)

64
Yes, vote for Mario -- so the entire U.S. can look like Minnesota!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 08:22 AM (df5V4

We resent that:
Posted by: The Green Bay Packers 12 Time World Champs (MN 0)

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 08:24 AM (voOPb)

65 56 Hillary as the poster child for 'love and kindness'. Unbelievable.
_____________________

Yep. The U.S.'s version of . . . Angela Merkel.

How's that working out for Germany?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 08:24 AM (df5V4)

66 I was a bit heartened by Trump's kind congrats to Cruz last night. If they would only mend the fence and run as a team in the general.

Posted by: Lizabth at March 02, 2016 08:24 AM (3v3uS)

67 59- So far, Trump has 34.2% of the aggregate vote and Cruz 28.1%.



Hope lives.

So that must mean Marco Marco is clearly the leader. (media GOPe math)

Posted by: Sam Seventy-Eight at March 02, 2016 08:24 AM (aGTdg)

68 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 08:19 AM (mEZce)

haha, nice

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:25 AM (qCMvj)

69 NJ newspapers call for Christie's resignation


Seven newspapers.

He's being hit hard.

That should just about wrap it up for the 'VP Christie' talk.
Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:23 AM (UmCLB)

I think Christie would rather be the AG anyway

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:25 AM (DUoqb)

70 Isn't Lileks from.....Minnesota?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 02, 2016 08:25 AM (oVJmc)

71 If it helps any, I think that the average voter doesn't want illegals catapulted back into their country via trebuchet. They just want them to feel the same tax pain as the legal residents and citizens or GTFO - "pay your freight or leave, Paco."



I'd prefer that they pay back taxes on their way out the door.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 08:26 AM (+058L)

72 So far, Trump has 34.2% of the aggregate vote and Cruz 28.1%.


It's happening.

Trump / Cruz 2016

Write it down.

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:26 AM (UmCLB)

73
so the entire U.S. can look like Minnesota

Sinnemota is the filthy Icebacks' favorite "go-to" place to sneak over the border with their TimBits and toques.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 08:26 AM (BK3ZS)

74 Minnesota. Canada's scrote.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 02, 2016 08:27 AM (oVJmc)

75 By the way for any of you that hate Dolan and Carmelo Anthony. It looks like he is breaking down physically and that will only get worse, has seen his best days by far, and is snapping at fans now. Biggest mistake Phil Jackson every made was resigning this has been

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:27 AM (DUoqb)

76 Ace of Spades ♠

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 08:28 AM (fbovC)

77 Ben Carson adviser: 'There is no pathway' to GOP nomination

good grief

"It's not about a pathway to him. There is no pathway," he said. "It's about his constituency and his base telling him to stay in the race."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:28 AM (qCMvj)

78 @72 Hope so! I will be voting for Cruz in our primary on the 15th. If it still matters by then.

Posted by: Lizabth at March 02, 2016 08:28 AM (3v3uS)

79 juicy tidbit

Williams said Carson had been offered a Florida Senate seat -- among other carrots-- to leave the race, but he declined to say who had made the offers. Carson, he said, was not interested in any other political office. "He has no interest in doing that ... That's politics, and he's not a politician," Williams said.

politico

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:29 AM (qCMvj)

80 It's happening.

Trump / Cruz 2016

Write it down.

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:26 AM (UmCLB)

Been saying that for months now. Have not seen anything yet that changes my mind.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 08:30 AM (WVsWD)

81

Carson, he said, "wants to stay in front of voters" and plans to be a presence at Thursday's debate in Michigan.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:30 AM (qCMvj)

82 All that is missing is a ride on C3bio's sweet, sweet cigarette boat!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 08:24 AM (BK3ZS)

Sadly no boat icon.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 08:30 AM (mEZce)

83 If the MFM ever gets around to vetting Rubio and his dealings in Florida (and reports it) maybe he would bow out of the race. Or maybe they already know and are sitting on it for a rainy day.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 02, 2016 08:30 AM (HSAmh)

84
State Department official Timmy Davis

"Woof! Woof!"

"What's that, Lassie? Ambassador Stevens wants to come out of the closet?"

"Woof! Arrrr-roof!"

"No, you can't take your 'Sounds Like Hillary' act on the talk show circuit!"


Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 08:31 AM (BK3ZS)

85
So...any coin tosses or playing card draws to pick a Dem winner yesterday?


There was this one tiddlywinks tournament...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 02, 2016 08:31 AM (LUgeY)

86 I wondered why Christie stood in the frame with Teh Donald last night during his victory speech.

Now we know it was so that Fox could show Christie's odd, out-of-context facial expressions on TV this morning.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2016 08:31 AM (EZebt)

87 I'd still like to know where the "David Duke endorses Trump" refrain came from.

What? So somebody posted something on Twitter or Facebook and the MSM and GOPe without any followup at all like ACTUALLY ASKING David Duke if he endorses Trump (which he doesn't) goes about parroting the claim.

Seems like and obvious case of Journolist malpractice. And maybe Trump does have a point that the media has a responsibility and are liable for the accuracy of their stories.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 08:32 AM (LXJ1e)

88 >> Will we ever learn?


Who's this we kimosabe?

Posted by: dogfish at March 02, 2016 08:32 AM (SSeCw)

89 Hillary's media pictures make her look about 40, she must have found the "Fountain of Youth".

Posted by: colin at March 02, 2016 08:32 AM (og1C6)

90
I hate the MFM but I have to blow a big wet kiss to Jake Tapper for asking Mario Romo:

"Are you in denial?"

Priceless.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 02, 2016 08:32 AM (zLP1L)

91 I'm getting a lot of contradictory information on the actual delegate counts. Does anybody know where to go for actual, pledged delegate data?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 08:32 AM (RD7QR)

92
Women to get paid 'period leave' EVERY month: Company reveals plan to let female staff take time off during cycle

http://tinyurl.com/h8bh7b6




"Hey Boss, I need to take an 'Ow My Balls!' day....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 02, 2016 08:33 AM (kdS6q)

93 Hey I thought Christie was great last night. Look if your Donald Trump and your know people are gunning for you, literally, who better to cover your back than Christie? Now THAT is coverage

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:34 AM (DUoqb)

94
Williams said Carson had been offered a Florida Senate seat -- among other carrots-- to leave the race, but he declined to say who had made the offers. Carson, he said, was not interested in any other political office. "He has no interest in doing that ... That's politics, and he's not a politician," Williams said.

politico
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:29 AM (qCMvj)

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

If Carson was really concerned about doing good he should have run for mayor of Baltimore. I think he'd be a shoe-in.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 08:34 AM (LXJ1e)

95 It's gotta be awkward and uncomfortable in the Harris County (houston) Sheriff's Office this. morning. The incumbent Sheriff (recently appointed to the position by the county and hailing from the Constables department) handily won his election bid over a longtime Sheriff's Deputy. The Deputy put out smear mailers about the incumbent Sheriff and in the closing days of the campaign the incumbent Sheriff returned the favor.

Now what?

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 02, 2016 08:34 AM (JO9+V)

96 Fucking ghoul.


http://tinyurl.com/hv4udrj


I had an abortion and it was a totally joyful experience.


----

The right to make that decision-to take control of my body and my life-allowed me to pursue the life I wanted, and to become the person that I wanted to be.

I wouldn't call that dark or painful. Actually, I think I would call it a joy.
----


Let's celebrate with fun emojis!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 08:34 AM (mEZce)

97 "And now, here's something we hope you'll really like....!"
- Moose and Squirrel caucus in MN Northwoods

Posted by: Rocket J. Squirrel at March 02, 2016 08:35 AM (HhSOK)

98 "And now, here's something we hope you'll really like....!"
- Moose and Squirrel caucus in MN Northwoods
Posted by: Rocket J. Squirrel at March 02, 2016 08:35 AM (HhSOK)

OK that's pretty funny

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:35 AM (DUoqb)

99 Reposted from below because it is worth knowing when considering exit polls (particularly the opinion surveys therein:


=========



I was sitting right next to a pollster all day long yesterday.


First, most Republicans looking people refused to take the surveys she had.

Second,
over half the people who filled out the "Republican" survey were
college students who outright said they were Democrats who voted
Republican (mostly Trump but two for Rubio also) to try and get the
weakest candidate. They were joking out loud about screwing with the
results for the opinion questions.


Third, the samples (at least at
the polling place I was at for 13 hours) was extremely small (the
pollster was trying to get everyone who came out to participate but only
got maybe 15% who would) and very self selecting... so not exactly
statistically sound enough to be extrapolated.




Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 08:04 AM (NPofj)

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 08:36 AM (NPofj)

100 great piece

The #NeverTrump Crowd Should Get a Life

http://bit.ly/1oP0WYu

over at pjmedia

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:36 AM (qCMvj)

101
The right to make that decision-to take control of my body and my life-allowed me to pursue the life I wanted, and to become the person that I wanted to be.



It's too bad you had to kill your own child in order to do that.

Unless, of course, you wanted to become a murderer.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 02, 2016 08:36 AM (LUgeY)

102
Been saying that for months now. Have not seen anything yet that changes my mind.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah


Politics is professional wrestling. All the smack talk and mud-slinging is for the rubes.

The deal was done in the private NY meeting last year. Trump is Cruz' escalator for 2020 and beyond.


Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:37 AM (UmCLB)

103 Trump should ask Giuliani to be AG. Then stand back and let him clean house in D.C.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 02, 2016 08:37 AM (HSAmh)

104 I'm losing the respect I had for Carson.

Posted by: Weasel at March 02, 2016 08:37 AM (6xtq3)

105 ""Hey Boss, I need to take an 'Ow My Balls!' day...."

Reminds me.
I got tired of asking friends if they had ever seen Idiocracy.

So I bought it inline from Amazon in HD for $4.99.

Not a bad deal.
Little VIA spent some of the evening watching it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2016 08:37 AM (ptqRm)

106
I had an abortion and it was a totally joyful experience.


Show her pictures, she'll call it a hate crime.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 02, 2016 08:38 AM (oVJmc)

107 One thing from the exit polls is that Trump is crushing everybody on the question of who would handle the economy better which happens to be the #1 issue facing voters.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 08:38 AM (LXJ1e)

108 If Carson was really concerned about doing good he should have run for mayor of Baltimore. I think he'd be a shoe-in.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 08:34 AM (LXJ1e)

I doubt it, the field is crowded, and no Republican would ever win.

Posted by: colin at March 02, 2016 08:38 AM (og1C6)

109 If I were on Trump's team, I'd start working on some campaign commercials showing those Merkel speeches where she talks about the need to show "love and kindness" to the "refugees" -- then show the headlines about all the "refugee" rapes, rock throwing, rioting, "disappearing" terrorist refugees, etc.

And just how "kind" is it for the U.S. government to pass laws that make it cheaper for U.S. employers to hire foreigners than to hire Americans? Show the tape of that poor guy from Disney, forced to train his foreign job replacement, breaking down in tears in front of congress. Is that "loving" and "kind"? There are many thousands more like that guy, who've been pushed out of their jobs because our own damn government is more interested in being "loving and kind" to foreigners than to Americans. Is it "love and kindness" when thousands of Americans are raped and robbed and murdered by violent illegal aliens each year, because our government refuses to secure our border and enforce our immigration laws?

I hope Trump (or whoever the nominee ends up being) really takes it to Hillary Clinton on this "love and kindness" bullshit. People who live in guarded mansions, with 24/7 security protection, and send their kids to $40,000 a year private schools can afford to show a lot more "love and kindness" to "immigrants" than the guy struggling to keep his job, whose kid is forced to go to public schools overrun with hostile, entitled, non-English speaking foreigners.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 08:38 AM (df5V4)

110 Trump should ask Giuliani to be AG. Then stand back and let him clean house in D.C.

ooooh Nice!

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:39 AM (UmCLB)

111 So, we can rest assured of two things.
First, hellary is lying about Benghazi.
And B. She is most likely the next pResident.

Posted by: Eromero at March 02, 2016 08:39 AM (zLDYs)

112 Saw a few people yesterday say that Graham said we have to coalesce around Cruz to stop Trump. I didn't really believe it either until I read this: http://tinyurl.com/gpr7jsj

I'm not sure if it's that the GOPe has really been backed into a corner or if they're trying to work another angle.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 02, 2016 08:40 AM (BDZWU)

113 "Let's celebrate with fun emojis!"

I don't got no fun emojis.


*grumbles*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 08:40 AM (iic/b)

114 103 Trump should ask Giuliani to be AG. Then stand back and let him clean house in D.C.
Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 02, 2016 08:37 AM (HSAmh)

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

Trump should set up a special prosecutor for public corruption in DC.

Let the AG handle all the other cases but have someone special that reports directly to Trump that handles the public corruption issue.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 08:40 AM (LXJ1e)

115 So was yesterday "Goodbye Rubio Tuesday"??

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 02, 2016 08:41 AM (wtvvX)

116 If Carson was really concerned about doing good he should have run for mayor of Baltimore. I think he'd be a shoe-in.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 08:34 AM (LXJ1e)


Mayor of Baltimore?
I'd rather be a lamppost in NYC

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:41 AM (DUoqb)

117 107 One thing from the exit polls is that Trump is crushing everybody on the question of who would handle the economy better which happens to be the #1 issue facing voters.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 08:38 AM (LXJ1e)


Never underestimate the stupidity of the American public.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 02, 2016 08:41 AM (zLP1L)

118 Williams said Carson had been offered a Florida Senate seat -- among
other carrots-- to leave the race, but he declined to say who had made
the offers. Carson, he said, was not interested in any other political
office. "He has no interest in doing that ... That's politics, and he's
not a politician," Williams said.



politico

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:29 AM (qCMvj)



Hmmmmm.... let me think.... which politician is from Florida and has ties to Florida's GOP power structure... think, think, think... Could it be Rubio?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 08:41 AM (NPofj)

119 "If Carson was really concerned about doing good he should have run for mayor of Baltimore. I think he'd be a shoe-in."

Don't assume that the Dindu Nuffin crowd is going to rally around an individual who speaks of personal responsibility, morals and a need for a two parent family.

Last I heard here, the former Mayor, who was convicted of stealing gift cards intended for the poor is the number one contender for the job.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2016 08:41 AM (ptqRm)

120 "the MSM and GOPe without any followup at all like ACTUALLY ASKING David
Duke if he endorses Trump (which he doesn't) goes about parroting the
claim.
" MAGA

yeah, I still see FOX referring to the Duke endorsement, and have yet to hear them say Duke is on video saying he never endorsed Trump.

The REAL story is that media fabricated that and ran with Trump equivocating one time on CNN, while mostly ignoring him disavowing several times. AND that they are so slow to correct the basis of the story. I think Gateway Pundit said other networks had corrected and said Duke had actually never endorsed, but FOX never did.

They also don't mention much that Trump's daughter is an orthodox Jew. Or that Hillary's buddy Byrd was actual KKK.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 08:42 AM (eUbDe)

121 116 Mayor of Baltimore?
I'd rather be a lamppost in NYC
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:41 AM (DUoqb)


My neighbor's dog is named Annie Sprinkle . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 02, 2016 08:42 AM (zLP1L)

122 ***"Women to get paid 'period leave' EVERY month: Company reveals plan to let female staff take time off during cycle."***


Am I gonna get a higher payout on my retirement plan because I'm gonna die 7 years before her?


Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 08:42 AM (Wckf4)

123 The Deputy put out smear mailers about the incumbent Sheriff and in the closing days of the campaign the incumbent Sheriff returned the favor.

Now what?



Deputy reports to the jail on 3rd shift?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 08:42 AM (+058L)

124 115 So was yesterday "Goodbye Rubio Tuesday"??
Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 02, 2016 08:41 AM (wtvvX)

No, he'll hang in there for as long as it looks like there could be a brokered convention. He's the second- or third-ballot guy.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 08:42 AM (RD7QR)

125 Graham said we have to coalesce around Cruz to stop Trump.

I believe that this morning, I shall have GOPe desperation tears in my coffee.

mmmmmmm sweet.

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:42 AM (UmCLB)

126
Over at National Review The Fop opines:

Re: Who Stays?

by Charles C. W. Cooke

Who, if anyone, should now drop out? It is fashionable tonight to propose that Marco Rubio is "done." I disagree. In fact, I'd argue that Rubio did not have anything like as bad a night as people are suggesting.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 02, 2016 08:43 AM (kdS6q)

127 the number one contender for the job.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2016 08:41 AM (ptqRm)

I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:43 AM (DUoqb)

128 125 Graham said we have to coalesce around Cruz to stop Trump.

I believe that this morning, I shall have GOPe desperation tears in my coffee.

mmmmmmm sweet.
Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:42 AM (UmCLB)


What the hell is going on in Lindsay Graham's pecan-sized mind for him to say that?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 02, 2016 08:43 AM (zLP1L)

129 Never underestimate the stupidity of the American public.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 02, 2016 08:41 AM (zLP1L)

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

Advice taken.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 08:44 AM (LXJ1e)

130 >>>She was too busy living in protected luxury.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:11 AM (qCMvj)

***

Those quid-pro-quo payments to the Clinton Global Initiative don't bank themselves.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 08:44 AM (bpn7O)

131 I lost respect for Jonah Goldberg when he went full punk on not supporting Derbyshire and his 'white version of "The Talk" '.

You never go full punk.

Posted by: Parker at March 02, 2016 08:44 AM (yDD08)

132 66
I was a bit heartened by Trump's kind congrats to Cruz last night. If
they would only mend the fence and run as a team in the general.


Posted by: Lizabth at March 02, 2016 08:24 AM (3v3uS)


We can hope. I'd be happy with either candidate, and even happier to have 8 years of Trump with Cruz to keep him in line, followed by 8 more of Cruz.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 08:44 AM (J+mig)

133 126
Over at National Review The Fop opines:

Re: Who Stays?

by Charles C. W. Cooke

Who, if anyone, should now drop out? It is fashionable tonight to propose that Marco Rubio is "done." I disagree. In fact, I'd argue that Rubio did not have anything like as bad a night as people are suggesting.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 02, 2016 08:43 AM (kdS6q)



COMEDY GOLD!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 02, 2016 08:44 AM (zLP1L)

134  to public schools overrun with hostile, entitled, non-English speaking foreigners.Posted by: TrivialPursuer


My very own sister, as liberal as they come, had a position in a public school like that. The 'entitled' mentality pissed her off to no end. That and the parental unit picking up the child in a $50, 000 car while the child got free lunch and free tutoring daily.

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 08:45 AM (fbovC)

135 Williams said Carson had been offered a Florida Senate seat -- among

other carrots-- to leave the race, but he declined to say who had made

the offers. Carson, he said, was not interested in any other political

office. "He has no interest in doing that ... That's politics, and he's

not a politician," Williams said.





politico


Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:29 AM (qCMvj)


On a serious note, Carson is getting some really bad advice from political handlers who seem to be stringing him along to squeeze out every dime they can from him.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 08:45 AM (NPofj)

136 I'll give grudging respect to BLM protester confronting Hillary. She has those crazy eyes that drive people away and leave people thinking "This person is a potential ax murderer." I wouldn't get that close to her unless well armed.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at March 02, 2016 08:45 AM (1BQGO)

137 128 Is it pronounced pee-con or pee-can?

Posted by: steevy at March 02, 2016 08:45 AM (B48dK)

138 125 Graham said we have to coalesce around Cruz to stop Trump.

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

Well I guess that identifies who the GOPe hates more.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 08:45 AM (LXJ1e)

139 "I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it."

But we like you...

We really, really like you.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2016 08:46 AM (ptqRm)

140 by Charles C. W. Cooke


Oh FFS.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 08:46 AM (Wckf4)

141 Women to get paid 'period leave' EVERY month: Company reveals plan to let female staff take time off during cycle

http://tinyurl.com/h8bh7b6



"Hey Boss, I need to take an 'Ow My Balls!' day....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 02, 2016 08:33 AM (kdS6q)



They must be really important to the company and job if they can take time off every month like that. In fact, why not just let them never show up and keep paying them. Wouldn't that be very progressive

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 02, 2016 08:47 AM (45oDG)

142 Why is Rubio taking so long to announce his Cabinet picks?

Posted by: eman at March 02, 2016 08:47 AM (k9xrn)

143 I saw Cooke's article at NRO. I can understand their anyone but Trump position, but the blatant shilling for Mario Romo in the face of reality is grating to say the least.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 02, 2016 08:47 AM (cDhKR)

144 And just think, if you get to be that Mayor of B'More, you can deal with issues like this from last night.


http://cbsloc.al/21Ghlgo

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2016 08:48 AM (ptqRm)

145 Obama never did disavow Rev 'God Damn America' Wright. He claimed he never heard the Black Liberation Theology rhetoric in 20 years there, even though that is the basis of the church. Obama actually said he could not denounce Wright, any more than his own father (or some such thing).

Only Republicans have to denounce what they are not associated with, while the left can buddy up to Black Panthers, Farrakhan, terrorists, BLMers, etc. It is so insane, yet there is Ryan out there scolding the Republican front runner for not denouncing a fabricated story often enough to appease the PC gods.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 08:48 AM (eUbDe)

146
We can hope. I'd be happy with either candidate, and even happier to
have 8 years of Trump with Cruz to keep him in line, followed by 8 more
of Cruz.


Trump is obviously no Constitutional law professor. And doesn't pretend to be one.

But he is a helluva talent scout. And Cruz is very talented.

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:48 AM (UmCLB)

147 >>>I used to like Goldberg. More's the pity.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 08:16 AM (PFy0L)

***

You'll be back. Where else will you go?

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at March 02, 2016 08:48 AM (bpn7O)

148 Why seek gainful, meaningful employment when somebody will pay your ass for squeezing out crap like you read at NRO these days.


You can call these guys a lot of things, but they're getting PAID.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 08:48 AM (Wckf4)

149 willowed.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 02, 2016 08:48 AM (0O7c5)

150 If only all the other candidates had dropped out, we could have coalesced around Jim Gilmore.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 02, 2016 08:48 AM (oVJmc)

151 Who, if anyone, should now drop out? It is fashionable tonight to
propose that Marco Rubio is "done." I disagree. In fact, I'd argue that
Rubio did not have anything like as bad a night as people are
suggesting.


Saw another piece on their stupid blog about how if it were any other candidate with Trump's results, they'd be calling him the presumptive nominee...then went on to try and say it's different this time around because Trump and it's therefore OK to keep bashing him.

Rich Lowry in particular is well nigh incomprehensible. His apparent wish is to try to damage Trump so much in the primary that he can't be an effective challenger in the general.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 08:48 AM (PFy0L)

152
Is it pronounced pee-con or pee-can?

The correct pronunciation is "pock-ee-stahn."

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 02, 2016 08:49 AM (X6fMO)

153 136 I'll give grudging respect to BLM protester confronting Hillary. She has those crazy eyes that drive people away and leave people thinking "This person is a potential ax murderer." I wouldn't get that close to her unless well armed.
Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at March 02, 2016 08:45 AM (1BQGO)


The only way to confront these entities is to tell them flat out, your so-called "movement" is a radical-racist front group using the misery of others to advance the nefarious aim of fomenting insurrection, I do not recognize it, nor you as a legitimate voice with a legitimate opinion.

Of course, she cannot do this because she is part of it. They hate her because she has not handed over Amerikkka fast enough to suit them.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 02, 2016 08:49 AM (zLP1L)

154 The deal was done in the private NY meeting last year. Trump is Cruz' escalator for 2020 and beyond.


Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:37 AM (UmCLB)

Agreed.

Both are flinging as much poo as possible to keep the attention on them.

Good practice.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 08:49 AM (WVsWD)

155 g'mornin, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 02, 2016 08:49 AM (ZQfW9)

156 So looks like the consensus and main talking point among Bernie cultists after getting schlonged by Hillary yesterday is:

Republicans are racist!

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at March 02, 2016 08:49 AM (1BQGO)

157 The idiot lawyer who keeps trying to get Cruz off
the ballot in Illinois has lost again. A judge threw out his lawsuit
because he didn't properly serve his original complaint to Cruz and the
election board:



they'll be back

this was a technicality



It's probably the GOPe.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:13 AM (qCMvj)

The guy SAYS he is a Carson supporter... but who knows. He actually may not be back though. He heavily implied when he filed the last time that Trump should jump in and pay for the suit because he could afford it and the guy who filed couldn't.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 08:49 AM (NPofj)

158 My liberal 'Friends" on FB are just going out of their minds, or what is left of them, with Trump posts. It's kinda of funny.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:50 AM (DUoqb)

159 Women to get paid 'period leave' EVERY month: Company reveals plan to let female staff take time off during cycle

Still think xe're crazy?

Posted by: Trannys at March 02, 2016 08:50 AM (BrQrN)

160 by Charles C. W. Cooke



Who, if anyone, should now drop out? It is fashionable tonight to
propose that Marco Rubio is "done." I disagree. In fact, I'd argue that
Rubio did not have anything like as bad a night as people are
suggesting.


mmmm coffee is sweet enough already...

GOPe Tear Omelette perhaps?

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:50 AM (UmCLB)

161 150 If only all the other candidates had dropped out, we could have coalesced around Jim Gilmore.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 02, 2016 08:48 AM (oVJmc)


Y'know, of course we're all goofing on Gilmore, but he's probably a decent guy. Have no idea what his record is/was but until shown facts, I won't ascribe evil intentions to him.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 02, 2016 08:51 AM (zLP1L)

162 The ONLY hope rubio has is a Second Ballot.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:51 AM (DUoqb)

163
GOPe Tear Omelette perhaps?


Pancake syrup.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 02, 2016 08:51 AM (LUgeY)

164 There were so many lunatics caucusing for the Socialist Bernie Sanders at my wife's school in Boulder last night that they created a traffic jam and couldn't leave the place until the police showed up and started doing traffic control. Turnout for the idiot was amazing.

My wife said they had to lock down everything before they left school so they would have school supplies for today.

Boulder never ceases to amaze me.

Posted by: jwb7605 at March 02, 2016 08:52 AM (DofIg)

165 120 yeah, I still see FOX referring to the Duke endorsement, and have yet to hear them say Duke is on video saying he never endorsed Trump.

They also don't mention much that Trump's daughter is an orthodox Jew. Or that Hillary's buddy Byrd was actual KKK.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 08:42 AM (eUbDe)
=========================================

I am trying to understand this comment.

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 08:52 AM (LISuA)

166 Shallow 7.9 earthquake off coast of Sumatra. Run Forest, run.

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 08:52 AM (fbovC)

167 Show her pictures, she'll call it a hate crime.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 02, 2016 08:38 AM (oVJmc)


To counteract the ghoul story here is a year old story that I just saw yesterday.


3D-printed ultrasound lets blind mom 'see' unborn baby


http://tinyurl.com/m6fb3to


I think that is pretty damn awesome.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 08:53 AM (mEZce)

168 Ouch, that's no way to run a business

Actually, that's exactly how you run a business- since 1995 or so. It's the Microsoft model. You report to the IRS the market value of the stock you gave, creating a huge loss and less taxes. You report to the SEC and Wall Street just the cost of the paper (essentialy) that you printed the stocks on and you look massively profitable.

Posted by: t-bird at March 02, 2016 08:53 AM (yddCj)

169 ***"In fact, I'd argue that Rubio did not have anything like as bad a night as people are suggesting."***


He fvcking tanked. He doesn't have a prayer. Not a legitimate contender. He pulled a Mondale.


These are not suggestions.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 08:53 AM (Wckf4)

170 Graham said we have to coalesce around Cruz to stop Trump.



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



Well I guess that identifies who the GOPe hates more.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 08:45 AM (LXJ1e)


Cause it is real believable that the guy who was joking about murdering Cruz on the Senate floor is really secretly a Cruz supporter (really).

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 08:53 AM (NPofj)

171 The GOPe wants Rubio or Hillary.That's it.

Posted by: steevy at March 02, 2016 08:53 AM (B48dK)

172 I just saw some guy on Sky News that they billed as an expert on the US elections. The guy seemed to know less than the average Moron in the comments here.


This causes me to wonder if Ace could get on a foreign news network as an expert on the American political system. Certainly his posts yesterday showed some brilliant insights into modern American culture that I have not seen any were else.


So what does it take to make Ace an international commentator?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 02, 2016 08:53 AM (QHgTq)

173
I am waiting for C3bio to come forward with his design for the "GOPe Presidential Candidate" seal.

It'll have hookers!!, blow!!, and fast boats!!, but mostly hookers!!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 08:54 AM (BK3ZS)

174 They also don't mention much that Trump's daughter is an orthodox Jew.

Yeah "orthodox" may be a stretch there.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 08:54 AM (DUoqb)

175 My very own sister, as liberal as they come, had a position in a public school like that. The 'entitled' mentality pissed her off to no end. That and the parental unit picking up the child in a $50, 000 car while the child got free lunch and free tutoring daily.
________________________

Yes, they know they're untouchable because of the corrupt Obama administration, and they're in-your-face aggressive about their "rights."

We have U.S. veterans literally dying because the VA lies to them about doctor appointments it won't give them. Meanwhile, the Obama administration spends billions of dollars every year providing Medicare prescription drug benefits to a few thousand illegal aliens. Where is the "love and kindness" for our veterans? We promised them healthcare we're not providing, even as we spend billions and billions of dollars every year to provide "free" prescriptions and health care to law-breaking foreigners who don't have any right to be in our country in the first place, most of whom would happily spit in our faces while waving their Mexican or El Salvadoran flags over our heads.

It's f*cking insane.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 08:54 AM (df5V4)

176 GOPe Tear Omelette perhaps?


Pancake syrup.


Excellent idea , Bander.

Perhaps mixed with some Canuckian maple in honor of 'Idiotic Lawsuit Dismissal Day'.

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 08:54 AM (UmCLB)

177 Yes, vote for Mario -- so the entire U.S. can look like Minnesota!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 08:22 AM

It's a great place until political times come around. Then we go crazy and elect the likes of Jesse Ventura, Al Franken, Paul Wellstone, Bernie and Mario.

Posted by: Rocket J. Squirrel at March 02, 2016 08:54 AM (HhSOK)

178
Y'know, of course we're all goofing on Gilmore, but he's probably a decent guy. Have no idea what his record is/was but until shown facts, I won't ascribe evil intentions to him.


Just pointing out that with all the boosting for Rubio, how far do you stoop?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 02, 2016 08:55 AM (oVJmc)

179
Y'know, of course we're all goofing on Gilmore, but he's probably a decent guy. Have no idea what his record is/was but until shown facts, I won't ascribe evil intentions to him.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 02, 2016 08:51 AM (zLP1L)

I thought he was a good Governor.

Of course now we have McAullife so I will upgrade him to a damn good Governor.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 08:55 AM (mEZce)

180 I don't know about the steven's link. An email that is 17 months behind his death... Need something a little closer.

Posted by: Draki at March 02, 2016 08:55 AM (kkOK3)

181 If it is Trump/Cruz, what would be their campaign slogan??

Posted by: Jmel at March 02, 2016 08:55 AM (t1oUn)

182 165 120 yeah, I still see FOX referring to the Duke endorsement, and have yet to hear them say Duke is on video saying he never endorsed Trump.

They also don't mention much that Trump's daughter is an orthodox Jew. Or that Hillary's buddy Byrd was actual KKK.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 08:42 AM (eUbDe)
=========================================

I am trying to understand this comment.
Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 08:52 AM (LISuA)

What about it is difficult to understand?

Posted by: eman at March 02, 2016 08:55 AM (k9xrn)

183 I'm losing the respect I had for Carson.

Posted by: Weasel at March 02, 2016 08:37 AM (6xtq3)



Yeah, me too.

He's like one of those olde-tyme quarterbacks like Johnny Unitas-

who, instead of going out on a high note, just stay on and on and on till they're dribbling saliva on the sideline and crapping in Depends(metaphorically) and ruin their own reputation.


He's still got a very small window to go out with some dignity-

esp. if he went out slamming Obama as incompetent and a lousy model for Black youth and gave Hillary! some good hard kicks in the slats too.


But, nope.

Carson seems determined to hang around until he looks like a weird crank.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 02, 2016 08:56 AM (2rmvw)

184 FEAR IS THE MINDKILLER
Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MARCO RUBIO at March 02, 2016 08:55 AM (XzRw1)

Poor Rubio never had a mind when decided he could beat Trump and Cruz.

Posted by: Draki at March 02, 2016 08:56 AM (kkOK3)

185 166 Shallow 7.9 earthquake off coast of Sumatra. Run Forest, run.
Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 08:52 AM (fbovC)

Whoa. Perfect tsunami conditions.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 08:56 AM (RD7QR)

186 Oh yes....Cruz as VP, sitting behind Trump in the SOTU. How will the hapless Paul Ryan deal with that? Oh, a girl can dream. Now to work with a lighter heart...thanks, folks.

Posted by: Lizabth at March 02, 2016 08:56 AM (3v3uS)

187 8 So when does Dondi declare himself winner


Posted by: Velvet Ambition

His "blah blah blah.. when I'm President" came off quite presumptuous and struck a bad chord.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at March 02, 2016 08:56 AM (kfcYC)

188 >>>"Hey Boss, I need to take an 'Ow My Balls!' day....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 02, 2016 08:33 AM (kdS6q)

***

Wait! That means, what?, a week off every four? And therefore 75% of the salary of those who don't...

I denounce myself.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 08:57 AM (bpn7O)

189
If, according to Sir Charles St. George Poindexter Cooke, C3bio is not done, then why are all those forks stuck in him?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 08:57 AM (BK3ZS)

190
182 If it is Trump/Cruz, what would be their campaign slogan??
Posted by: Jmel at March 02, 2016 08:55 AM (t1oUn)

From now on the other guy gets fucked.

Posted by: eman at March 02, 2016 08:58 AM (k9xrn)

191 We loves some Rubes up here.

He's good enough, He's smart enough, and doggone it, people like him !

Posted by: Stuart Smalley at March 02, 2016 08:58 AM (gs8be)

192 It'd be nice if that Bin Laden letter caused the AGW crowd to rethink their position. What we'll get is OMG climate change causes terrorism!!!!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 08:58 AM (kTF2Z)

193 I posted a comment about lunatics in Boulder voting for Bernie at my wife's school last night and for some reason it disappeared.

Did I get mistaken for MUMR? Pixy? Anybody?

Posted by: jwb7605 at March 02, 2016 08:58 AM (DofIg)

194
15 Ambassador Stevens wanted out before his death

A leader would have pulled him out of there.

She was too busy living in protected luxury.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette

He got one out of two, which is pretty good?

Posted by: Hillary! at March 02, 2016 08:58 AM (kfcYC)

195 ***"So what does it take to make Ace an international commentator?"***


If I read the his comments correctly last night, "vagina delivery" should suffice.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 08:58 AM (Wckf4)

196 Everything's changed,
But nothing's changed.
I mean I'm different, but I'm still the same.
I still complain.
But I'm not the same that I was,
Except I'm the same that I was.
But different.
At least I hope I'm different.

Posted by: Phone of kari at March 02, 2016 08:59 AM (2wkt+)

197
Ben Carson, filling the "never say die contender" role that deceased Harold Stassen no longer plays for the GOP.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 08:59 AM (BK3ZS)

198 "I am trying to understand this comment." mtf

I'm here to help. What don't you get?

FOX should clarify the Duke Endorsement was not real ...

Since Trump's daughter is orthodox Jew, that rather refutes that he is the least bit KKK, as they hate the Jews.

does that help?

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 08:59 AM (eUbDe)

199 Davis' message was forwarded to Clinton by Abedin. The secretary of state's response is not known.

That's because it was PERSONAL email! Sheesh, what about my privacy?

Posted by: Hillary! at March 02, 2016 08:59 AM (yddCj)

200 183 165 120 yeah, I still see FOX referring to the Duke endorsement, and have yet to hear them say Duke is on video saying he never endorsed Trump.

They also don't mention much that Trump's daughter is an orthodox Jew. Or that Hillary's buddy Byrd was actual KKK.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 08:42 AM (eUbDe)
=========================================

I am trying to understand this comment.
Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 08:52 AM (LISuA)

What about it is difficult to understand?

There is no direct quote of duke endorsing Trump.

There is a direct quote of duke saying he did not endorse Trump.

Why would a neo nazi endorse a Man that is married to a Jewish Woman and has a Jewish Daughter?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:00 AM (WVsWD)

201 >>>So was yesterday "Goodbye Rubio Tuesday"??

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 02, 2016 08:41 AM (wtvvX)

***

Rubio will be in until after the Florida primary, at the least.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 09:00 AM (bpn7O)

202 This election. It's Madness, I tell you.

Posted by: Suggs McPherson at March 02, 2016 09:00 AM (eVJgr)

203 Trump/Cruz slogan

No More Commies!

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 09:01 AM (UmCLB)

204 is/was married to a Jewish Woman. Makes no difference. The question is still relevant.

I'm too lazy to check.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:01 AM (WVsWD)

205
C3bio is pinning his hopes on voters in his home state? The same voters he said he really didn't want to work for as their Senator?

Good luck with that...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 09:02 AM (BK3ZS)

206 Since Trump's daughter is orthodox Jew, that rather refutes that he is the least bit KKK, as they hate the Jews.

does that help?
Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 08:59 AM (eUbDe)

She had an Orthodox Conversion. I'd take her being an Orthodox Jew with a grain of salt. Just saying this for accuracy. I know what I speak of with these kind of things

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:02 AM (DUoqb)

207 124 115 So was yesterday "Goodbye Rubio Tuesday"??
Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 02, 2016 08:41 AM (wtvvX)

No, he'll hang in there for as long as it looks like there could be a brokered convention. He's the second- or third-ballot guy.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You

If Rubio becomes nominee like that, Hillary will beat the sh!t out of him in the general, even from prison.

Posted by: Hillary! at March 02, 2016 09:03 AM (kfcYC)

208 If it is Trump/Cruz, what would be their campaign slogan??

Posted by: Jmel at March 02, 2016 08:55 AM (t1oUn)



They'd be smart to go with a "we're all Americans in this together" kind of slogan-

something like

Trump/Cruz

New York Moxie/Texas Grit

Let's Make America Great Again!


Posted by: naturalfake at March 02, 2016 09:03 AM (2rmvw)

209 Why would a neo nazi endorse a Man that is married to a Jewish Woman and has a Jewish Daughter?
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:00 AM (WVsWD)

Who said Trump's wife is Jewish?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:03 AM (DUoqb)

210 She had an Orthodox Conversion. I'd take her being an Orthodox Jew with a
grain of salt. Just saying this for accuracy. I know what I speak of
with these kind of things


Yes sir.

I don't think that DD and his ilk will be impressed with the difference however.

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 09:04 AM (UmCLB)

211 Man, that Sarah Palin support really carried Alaska to the bank for Cruz.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 02, 2016 09:04 AM (2PHKP)

212 206 You mean she probably still eats bacon?

Posted by: steevy at March 02, 2016 09:05 AM (B48dK)

213 Of course I won Minnesota.

Land of 10,000 Lakes. Land of Sky-Blue Waters.

Mmm... water. So thirsty. So very, very thirsty.

Posted by: Dondi Rickles at March 02, 2016 09:05 AM (H9MG5)

214 "Yeah "orthodox" may be a stretch there." nevergiveup

well that is what she says, from what little I read. She said something like "we are fairly observant". But Jewish in any case. I won't try to judge if she qualifies as orthodox. Are they required to wear black and grow beards or something?

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 09:06 AM (eUbDe)

215
Land of 10,000 Lakes

Why don't you go boating there, Dondi?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 09:06 AM (BK3ZS)

216 I don't think that DD and his ilk will be impressed with the difference however.
Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 09:04 AM (UmCLB)

I hear ya

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:06 AM (DUoqb)

217 Who said Trump's wife is Jewish?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:03 AM (DUoqb)

Sorry wrong info.

Been reading too much infowars lately.

It's a brain killer.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:06 AM (WVsWD)

218 211
Man, that Sarah Palin support really carried Alaska to the bank for Cruz.


Political weathervanes gotta spin!

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 09:06 AM (UmCLB)

219 Lets amend the question to

Why would a neo nazi endorse a Man whos Daughter
who converted to Judiasm?



Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:08 AM (WVsWD)

220 yeah, I still see FOX referring to the Duke endorsement, and have yet to hear them say Duke is on video saying he never endorsed Trump.

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

Look, I haven't endorsed anyone yet. Why is everyone so concerned about lil ol me?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 09:08 AM (kTF2Z)

221 well that is what she says, from what little I read. She said something like "we are fairly observant". But Jewish in any case. I won't try to judge if she qualifies as orthodox. Are they required to wear black and grow beards or something?
Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 09:06 AM (eUbDe)

I am not judging even one bit. Just trying to educate the hord about how these things work. There are many different kind of orthodox jews.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:08 AM (DUoqb)

222 What a wanker. Damn I'm enjoying this election season. I could listen to JJ, ChemJeff, Goldberg, Glenn Beck , Mark Levine, Fox News, Oh man, I use their cries of pain as a lullaby for my kids when they are colicy. It always rocks us to sleep.

Posted by: Jake from Planet State Farm at March 02, 2016 09:11 AM (msVAP)

223 Some Oscars fashion WTF for the 'ettes:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gr6ky52

Posted by: Lizzy at March 02, 2016 09:11 AM (NOIQH)

224 WAIT!

I mean I endorse ... Trump!

That's what I mean.

No , I mean GILMORE!

I endorse Gilmore .

And Trump.

I mean Cruz.

Yeah.


...

And Carson.

Posted by: Sarahcuda! at March 02, 2016 09:12 AM (UmCLB)

225 thx nevergiveup ... she said something about taking a day off (the Sabbath I think) to just be with family, which sounds groovy. But my stereotype image is guys that are more stoic. I'm always glad to be educated.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 09:13 AM (eUbDe)

226 Weird. So now Trump supporters don't care that Cruz is unelectable and plays for the Maple Leafs? Because being unelectable and playing for the Maple Leafs is not Presidential Material, let alone VP Material.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 02, 2016 09:14 AM (2PHKP)

227 (CNN) U.S. economy better, but Americans not feeling it

Americans' confidence in the economy is turning south even though things are looking up. fears of China slowing down more and the constant negative drumbeat from Presidential candidates' 2016 stump speeches.




Yes, I'm sure that Americans are worried about the economy because they're checking China's pulse and negative campaign comments. There are so many jobs out there and it's such a booming robust economy nothing but that could let them think the economy is in the shitter.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 02, 2016 09:14 AM (45oDG)

228 182 165 120 yeah, I still see FOX referring to the Duke endorsement, and have yet to hear them say Duke is on video saying he never endorsed Trump.

They also don't mention much that Trump's daughter is an orthodox Jew. Or that Hillary's buddy Byrd was actual KKK.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 08:42 AM (eUbDe)
=========================================

I am trying to understand this comment.
Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 08:52 AM (LISuA)

What about it is difficult to understand?
Posted by: eman at March 02, 2016 08:55 AM (k9xrn)
----------------------------------------------------

Do you think membership in the KKK and being Jewish are comparable shames?

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 09:14 AM (pyd3d)

229
Does Marco Mondale intend to select Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate? Does he know she's bleedin' demised?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 09:15 AM (BK3ZS)

230 Eventually Trump critics will have to start pointing to evidence that he's all the bad things they say he is. Evidence from this race, not 1987.

By the way, Trumpenproletariat comrades, it's not "anti-trumpers" anymore. They are "Trump critics" and it's precisely because they're critics in the way a movie critic or a cultural marxist "critical theory" demagogue is: passive observers with no alternative to offer but an affirmation of their preexisting position.

Adapt your conservatism to this man who is uniting the country. Compromise. I believe you will find, as I have, that aside from aesthetic dissonance he is everything that traditional conservatism, which has accomplished, gained for me, nothing but successive pyrrhic victories in my 27 years on this earth, should have been this whole time.

At the very least he'll get us out of the "they're racist!!!!!" corner we're in and have been in. The fury, and the failure, of the racialist attack on him the past several weeks is my proof of that.

What your proof he's racist?

Posted by: Phone of kari at March 02, 2016 09:16 AM (2wkt+)

231 Do you think membership in the KKK and being Jewish are comparable shames?

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 09:14 AM (pyd3d)

Pretty sure it meant "why would a KKK supporter support someone who has Jewish relatives."

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 09:16 AM (mEZce)

232 Also Kasich.


And Scott Walker.


Just in case.

Posted by: Sarahcuda! at March 02, 2016 09:16 AM (UmCLB)

233 thx nevergiveup ... she said something about taking a day off (the Sabbath I think) to just be with family, which sounds groovy. But my stereotype image is guys that are more stoic. I'm always glad to be educated.
Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 09:13 AM (eUbDe)

hey I am sure she is more observant than I am

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:17 AM (DUoqb)

234 In re @228 I see Illiniwek explained his comment. Never mind.

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 09:17 AM (pyd3d)

235 Posted by: Jake from Planet State Farm at March 02, 2016 09:11 AM (msVAP)

Trump supporters are just like Trump.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 02, 2016 09:18 AM (UGLi1)

236 hey I am sure she is more observant than I am

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:17 AM (DUoqb)


*passes NGU a bacon cheeseburger


🍔

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 09:18 AM (mEZce)

237
Sarahcuda!

You left out John McCain (always a good, solid bet!)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 09:18 AM (BK3ZS)

238 Looking at Twitter's $2 billion loss over 10 years, I suspectTwitter's recent empowerment of theSJW Left and the shadow- and perma-banning of prominent conservatives is a precursor to an all-in effort to suppress opposition voices, part of a wider media suppression campaign that includes the usual suspects of the MSM, as well as other social media sites such as Facebook.

The general public won't hear or see or readan alternative point of view. Conservatives--and our ideas--will be permanently relegated to the fringe, labeled as extremists, cranksand kooks. Outlets like Twitter will remain in business asa vehicle for useful agitprop, an organ of the State.

In response, I suggest the creation of a Samizdat movement as a means to disseminate truthful information, onethat relies on old-school printers and copiers, paper and postage stamps--for the simple reason it's harder to suppress hardcopy. The Soviets used to employ locks on copiers and printers but dissidents foundworkarounds, no problem.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 09:18 AM (UWlp+)

239 Rubio smells.

But I'll endorse him too.

Posted by: Sarahcuda! at March 02, 2016 09:19 AM (UmCLB)

240 Candidates Speak Only in Somali at Minnesota DFL Caucus



A reporter at a DFL caucus for Minnesotas House District 60B could not report on the candidates speeches to caucus attendees because the speeches were only given in Somali.

All Hail Diversity!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:19 AM (DUoqb)

241

Reflecting, many firsts in my lifetime:

Jimmy Carter: first male lesbian President
Barack Obama: First gay, first black, first Communist President
Hillary: first female, first female lesbian, first KGB mole President
Hillary's VP: first VP to become President due to POTUS' death in office since LBJ
Bern: first high rung politician to die from ice pick/axe to head since Trotsky

Strange Days.

Posted by: First! at March 02, 2016 09:19 AM (iLoHX)

242 This race seems to be oddly personal for a surprising number of people. I hate that so many votes rely on emotion instead of actual politics, and really don't like the endorsement of such. I am not advocating for anyone, just honestly curious about this.

Erikson was on WMAL this am and his given objections to Trump were his infidelities,etc.; whatever makes him a bad person or Christian. Is that really why he loathes him or is he merely trying to convince his audience? I thought the fact that they're all pretty horrible humans was a given.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 02, 2016 09:19 AM (GzDYP)

243 I just want to point out this:

Rubio's big win in MN?

Ha!

Rubio and Cruz received the same number of delegates. 12.


Posted by: RoyalOil at March 02, 2016 09:19 AM (fQ/0p)

244 Trump supporters are just like Trump.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck



Come on in , Joe plenty of room on the train!

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 09:21 AM (UmCLB)

245 What's horrible about Cruz OldDominionMom?

Posted by: Joe Hallenback at March 02, 2016 09:21 AM (UGLi1)

246 Eventually Trump critics will have to start pointing
to evidence that he's all the bad things they say he is. Evidence from
this race, not 1987.



By the way, Trumpenproletariat comrades, it's not "anti-trumpers"
anymore. They are "Trump critics" and it's precisely because they're
critics in the way a movie critic or a cultural marxist "critical
theory" demagogue is: passive observers with no alternative to offer but
an affirmation of their preexisting position.



Adapt your conservatism to this man who is uniting the country.
Compromise. I believe you will find, as I have, that aside from
aesthetic dissonance he is everything that traditional conservatism,
which has accomplished, gained for me, nothing but successive pyrrhic
victories in my 27 years on this earth, should have been this whole
time.



At the very least he'll get us out of the "they're racist!!!!!"
corner we're in and have been in. The fury, and the failure, of the
racialist attack on him the past several weeks is my proof of that.



What your proof he's racist?

Posted by: Phone of kari at March 02, 2016 09:16 AM (2wkt+)

Statements from 1987 and 1990 and 2000 ans 2012 show a pattern... if you choose to ignore that pattern, that is your failing not the failing of the people accurately quoting Trump.

And Illiniwek... I do not know the status of Trump's daughter's religion (I am assuming we are talking about Ivanka) but I do know she does not follow orthodox practices as she does not cover her hair at all times in public.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 09:21 AM (NPofj)

247 Serious question:

Which states do any of the candidates pull in that Romney did not in 2012? No matter who the nominee is, it is going to be a brutal electoral battle in the general.

Posted by: Daisy at March 02, 2016 09:21 AM (vaFpc)

248 243
I just want to point out this:

Rubio's big win in MN?

Ha!

Rubio and Cruz received the same number of delegates. 12.




Posted by: RoyalOil at March 02, 2016 09:19 AM (fQ/0p)
tie base always goes to RUBIO!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 02, 2016 09:22 AM (0O7c5)

249 243 I just want to point out this:

Rubio's big win in MN?

Ha!

Rubio and Cruz received the same number of delegates. 12.


Posted by: RoyalOil at March 02, 2016 09:19 AM (fQ/0p)

Maybe you know: where can I go to get updated, current delegate numbers?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 09:22 AM (RD7QR)

250


My goodness GOPe is in a tizzy today. Boobio didn't not have a good night, and that's his best chance. The winner take all states are coming up



The Bushies have formed a super pack to attack Trump, they would rather Clinton won at this point. Over Trump, over even Cruz


Uni party does not understand the public is on to them

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:23 AM (zOTsN)

251 I do know she does not follow orthodox practices as she does not cover her hair at all times in public.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 09:21 AM (NPofj)

Modern Orthodox do NOT do that. There are many different types of Orthodox Jews.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:23 AM (DUoqb)

252

FIRE WILL SET YOU FREE!

Posted by: Fire! at March 02, 2016 09:23 AM (iLoHX)

253 A reporter at a DFL caucus for Minnesotas House District 60B could not report on the candidates speeches to caucus attendees because the speeches were only given in Somali.

All Hail Diversity!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:19 AM (DUoqb)



Nice third world country we're developing here.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 02, 2016 09:24 AM (45oDG)

254 Re: Ace's comment on wording in sidebar -- heard news guy say Trump benefits from Rubio and Cruz staying in race bc they split the vote giving him a plurality so he can CLAIM that he won. Well he did win, numbnuts.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 09:24 AM (iQIUe)

255 "Adapt your conservatism to this man who is uniting the country. Compromise. I believe you will find, as I have, that aside from aesthetic dissonance he is everything that traditional conservatism, which has accomplished, gained for me, nothing but successive pyrrhic victories in my 27 years on this earth, should have been this whole time."

Posted by: Phone of kari at March 02, 2016 09:16 AM (2wkt+)


Oh, your '27 years on earth'. That explains a lot. As an aside, you might want to sound a little less like a wild-eyed, spittle-fleckingcult member.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 09:24 AM (UWlp+)

256 Look, I haven't endorsed anyone yet. Why is everyone so concerned about lil ol me?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 09:08 AM


Who said they're talking about you?

Posted by: Randolph and Mortimer at March 02, 2016 09:25 AM (bzd8I)

257 Invanka is "modern orthodox". They do not cover their hair, they adopt modern modest dress. Orthodox means more than Lubivovitch

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:25 AM (zOTsN)

258 In which a member of the GOPe doner-class demonstrates that he's learned precisely zero from Trumpmania (or Trumpmageddon, depending on your POV)...

Trump Voters Need a Mirror
HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR.
WSJ Online (no, I'm not even attempting to link it)

Let's see...
- Dripping condescension? Check!
- Utter cluelessnes over the ruin that unfettered immigration and H1Bs etc. have done to the working and middle class? Double Check!!
- Blaming said working and middle class for said ruin? Bonus check!!!
- Calling-out said voters as "children"? You knew it was coming!

It's almost as if this WSJ editorial board member was trying to prove Ace's points lo these last couple of days.

Posted by: DocJ at March 02, 2016 09:25 AM (zrsn3)

259 What's horrible about Cruz OldDominionMom?

Posted by: Joe Hallenback at March 02, 2016 09:21 AM (UGLi1)

Um, I cast my vote for him last night?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 02, 2016 09:25 AM (GzDYP)

260 Oh, your '27 years on earth'. That explains a lot. As an aside, you might want to sound a little less like a wild-eyed, spittle-fleckingcult member.
Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 09:24 AM (UWlp+)

yeah I noticed that a few weeks ago when he mentioned his youth also. He will learn in time I hope.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:26 AM (DUoqb)

261 John McCain.

He's alive, right?

If not, Lindsey will drag the corpse around for a week or so.

oh yeah!

Perry!
/ /
[0][0]

Old Sweet Frames! There's 3 things I love about those glasses, Ricky!

Posted by: Sarahcuda! at March 02, 2016 09:26 AM (UmCLB)

262 Chasidic Jews and Lubivovitch Jews are minorities within Orthodox Judaism. Joe Leiberman and his wife are modern Orthodox Jews. Like Sasha Baron Cohen and his wife

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:26 AM (zOTsN)

263 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MARCO RUBIO at March 02, 2016 09:24 AM (XzRw1)

Definitely going on the "best of" list.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:27 AM (WVsWD)

264 Ivanka is a modern Orthodox Jew.

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:27 AM (zOTsN)

265 "Do you think membership in the KKK and being Jewish are comparable shames?" mtf ...

okay you saw I explained. no problem. Except I couldn't even figure out how you were taking offense. Maybe you are looking too hard to be offended?

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 09:27 AM (eUbDe)

266 Y'all mad

Posted by: Phone of kari at March 02, 2016 09:28 AM (2wkt+)

267
Oh, your '27 years on earth'. That explains a
lot. As an aside, you might want to sound a little less like a
wild-eyed, spittle-fleckingcult member.

Posted by: troyriser



heh

Posted by: Officer Paddy O'Irony at March 02, 2016 09:28 AM (UmCLB)

268 Chasidic Jews and Lubivovitch Jews are minorities within Orthodox Judaism. Joe Leiberman and his wife are modern Orthodox Jews. Like Sasha Baron Cohen and his wife
Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:26 AM (zOTsN)


Not so sure about that and it depends if your only talking about the US or Israel and World Wide. But to be honest I have not definitive idea of the %

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:28 AM (DUoqb)

269 >> So far, Trump has 34.2% of the aggregate vote and Cruz 28.1%

Yes, but Cruz has gotten all he's going to. He might get a few more small states, places like UT, ID, but that's it. Trump will take FL probably, and it's winner take all bitches. If he doesn't Mario will. Trump will win NY and the whole east coast basically. He'll win LA. Embrace reality.

Posted by: Rastus at March 02, 2016 09:29 AM (VjlMj)

270 to sound a little less like a wild-eyed, spittle-fleckingcult member.

GoK?

Really??

You want to show where he even comes close to this description? He has been nothing but polite to everyone. He certainly hasn't ever lit into anyone like that.

Oh well.

Hate is the order of the day.

Have at it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:29 AM (WVsWD)

271 Politickin' is complicated!

Posted by: Weasel at March 02, 2016 09:30 AM (6xtq3)

272 So, did I see Colorado is just sitting this one out?

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 02, 2016 09:30 AM (9eYoy)

273 Over at National Review The Fop opines:

Re: Who Stays?

by Charles C. W. Cooke

Who,
if anyone, should now drop out? It is fashionable tonight to propose
that Marco Rubio is "done." I disagree. In fact, I'd argue that Rubio
did not have anything like as bad a night as people are suggesting.
==========
Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?

Jeebus, the state of Denial must award 5,000 delegates.

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 02, 2016 09:30 AM (fQ/0p)

274 Mornin' Horde. Late to the party.

Looked to me like Trump opened the door to Cruz during his speech last nite - but Cruz slammed it shut during his. Anyine else see it like that ?

Posted by: Irony at March 02, 2016 09:31 AM (BHaRb)

275 In Europe there is mostly orthodox or nothing, very few reform or conservative (which they call "Masorti"). But within orthodox there is a wide range of observance.

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:31 AM (zOTsN)

276
I do know she does not follow orthodox practices as she does not cover her hair at all times in public.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 09:21 AM (NPofj)



Modern Orthodox do NOT do that. There are many different types of Orthodox Jews.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:23 AM (DUoqb)

I will do more research but I have quite a few friends in that community and the Conservative Jewish community. To a one, the Orthodox Jewish women in Richmond cover their heads, keep strict kosher and their families strive mightily to buy houses within walking distance of their synagogue (because they are forbidden to drive on the Sabbath except in extreme emergencies). The Conservative Jews that I know have a much more loose interpretation of the rules they live by.

Again, small sample in one city but I was told those were the rules for all Orthodox Jews.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 09:31 AM (NPofj)

277 Trump/Cruz would be an awfully hard pill for GOPe to swallow.

Posted by: davidt at March 02, 2016 09:31 AM (8aOqE)

278 Like Sasha Baron Cohen and his wife

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:26 AM (zOTsN)


mmmmm Isla Fisher

http://tinyurl.com/zlr58wu

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 09:32 AM (/D5Lf)

279 Oh well.


Hate is the order of the day.


Have at it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois.



Reality is a bitter pill for some.


Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 09:33 AM (UmCLB)

280 I oftentimes have CBSN (streaming news) on the television during the day. They often pad the broadcast with live satellite feeds. So I see the full context of events, not the carefully edited 30 second sound bite you all see. CBSN runs 24/7. They have a lot of time to kill. So you're very likely going to see the before, the during, and the after.

So I watched the Trump/David Duke thing. Many times. It was apparent from the start that Trump could not hear correctly and was trying to dodge giving a yes or no answer, he had no idea who or what CNN was talking about, said he was going to look into it, and would give them an answer later. But they kept at it, trying to pin him.

It was the media at the most foul and odious I've ever seen.

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 09:33 AM (fbovC)

281 So, did I see Colorado is just sitting this one out?



They got stoned and forgot to mmmmmmm, cheetos!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 09:33 AM (+058L)

282 In before the pony boy starts slamming the con-man?

Posted by: Fritz at March 02, 2016 09:33 AM (UzPAd)

283 Likewise in Israel the reform and conservative movements are tiny. Everyone is assumed to be orthodox, but not everyone is Haredi, which are the "ultra orthodox"

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:34 AM (zOTsN)

284 So, did I see Colorado is just sitting this one out?

Colorado doesn't have both primaries on the same day. They had the Democrat one last night. The Republican primary will be on the 29th.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 09:34 AM (PFy0L)

285 So Minnesota. Donald Trump is too much for you, but Jesse Ventura wasn't?

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 09:34 AM (rsudF)

286 278 Like Sasha Baron Cohen and his wife

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:26 AM (zOTsN)


mmmmm Isla Fisher

http://tinyurl.com/zlr58wu
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 09:32 AM (/D5Lf)

Those are some impressive islas.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 09:34 AM (RD7QR)

287 226
Weird. So now Trump supporters don't care that Cruz is unelectable and plays for the Maple Leafs?


Let the hate flow!

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 09:34 AM (UmCLB)

288 Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 09:31 AM (NPofj)


Trust me, many modern orthodox do not cover their heads. And they would be indistinguishable to any other conservatively dressed women of any religion


Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:35 AM (DUoqb)

289 Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 09:21 AM (NPofj)



Seriously? Accusations of crypto-racism? When did this become PuffHo? I thought this was still the Horde!

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 09:35 AM (HalrA)

290 272 So, did I see Colorado is just sitting this one out?
Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 02, 2016 09:30 AM (9eYoy)


Republican side sat it out.
Democrat side went for Bernie.

Posted by: jwb7605 at March 02, 2016 09:35 AM (DofIg)

291 My husband is from Richmond, we were married in Richmond. While all Chasidic Jews are orthodox, not all orthodox are Chasidic.

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:35 AM (zOTsN)

292 Oh, your '27 years on earth'. That explains a lot.
As an aside, you might want to sound a little less like a wild-eyed,
spittle-fleckingcult member.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 09:24 AM (UWlp+)



yeah I noticed that a few weeks ago when he mentioned his youth also. He will learn in time I hope.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:26 AM (DUoqb)
________
I cast my first vote in an R primary for Reagan in '76 (18-19 yo). My mother was horrified that I was not 'supporting the party'. My father thought it was great and enjoyed the floor fights at the Illinois nominating convention (Reagan almost pulled it off). My mom would be supporting Jeb or Rubio (party uber alles) and dad would vote for Cruz. If we don't follow constitutional procedures, we are no better than any other third-world country.
I have now been a Republican for 40 years (missed one primary with an emergency hospitalization) and will still vote for the constitution over 'party' or 'electability'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 09:36 AM (MIKMs)

293 In fact, I'd argue that Rubio
did not have anything like as bad a night as people are suggesting.


Let's see, Rubio was
3rd in Bama
3rd in Alaska
3rd in Arkansas
2nd in GA (by about 1% over Cruz)
3rd in MA (couldn't even beat Johnny Mailman in the deep-blue)
1st in ScandiLand (with the same # of delegates as 2nd-place Cruz)
3rd in OK
3rd in TN
3rd in TX
3rd in Vermont (in freaking Vermont!)
2nd in DC-south, aka Virginia

Yeah, a total freaking juggernaut, that.

Posted by: DocJ at March 02, 2016 09:36 AM (zrsn3)

294 We're getting bipolar MUMR today.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 09:36 AM (RD7QR)

295 okay you saw I explained. no problem. Except I couldn't even figure out how you were taking offense. Maybe you are looking too hard to be offended?
Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 09:27 AM (eUbDe)
---------------------------------------
I asked before taking offense. Maybe you should direct your last comment to the mirror.

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 09:37 AM (pyd3d)

296 Everyone is assumed to be orthodox, but not everyone is Haredi, which are the "ultra orthodox"
Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:34 AM (zOTsN)

Yeah, that definition of "Orthodox" is mainly a legal definition not a representation about how they practice their religion. All my "secular" Jewish friend and family in Israel are technically defined as orthodox

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:37 AM (DUoqb)

297 Seriously? Accusations of crypto-racism? When did this become PuffHo? I thought this was still the Horde!

"TrumpHate "- it's all the rage!


grrrr

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 09:37 AM (UmCLB)

298 So Minnesota. Donald Trump is too much for you, but Jesse Ventura wasn't?



Circle:
[ ] Squared
[X] Not Squared

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 09:37 AM (+058L)

299
Dave Wasserman

In Arlington Co., VA, Rubio and Kasich won a combined 71% of the vote to just 17% for Trump.



"Fire mision..."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 02, 2016 09:37 AM (kdS6q)

300 Have at it.Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:29 AM (WVsWD)

Usually, guys play white knight for girls, not other guys, but I am a little old fashioned (or maybe just old).

But since you brought it up, sure: Trump supporters are coming off as personality cultists. It's weird and it's creepy and it's out of step with American history andtradition. Do I hate you or that Kari kid or other Trump supporters for falling for his shtick? No, I don't hate youbut I do think you're eager little marks in a con game and I certainly don't respect you for it.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 09:37 AM (UWlp+)

301 I want real, staunch, good conservatives to be partners in this race. But if in your recalcitrance you refuse to reach out a hand, it will be your fault when the Trump campaign returns the favor and uses your opposition to appeal to democrats.

He can't be a reformer (a cultural/social reformer, changing the nature of the conversation) if you won't embrace him.

This is what I was talking about in my "27 years" comment, which apparently struck a nerve :*

I should have expected that from some of the bingo card sharps around here though.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 09:38 AM (xuouz)

302 troy it's all love man. And I know you know that.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 09:38 AM (xuouz)

303 300
Dave Wasserman

In Arlington Co., VA, Rubio and Kasich won a combined 71% of the vote to just 17% for Trump.



"Fire mision..."
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 02, 2016 09:37 AM (kdS6q)

Yes, and there are 10 republicans in Arlington County. 12 if you count the guy who wandered over from Alexandria.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 09:39 AM (3hIZX)

304 I see MUMR's mental pendulum has swung back to batshit crazy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 02, 2016 09:39 AM (bzd8I)

305 At least the Trumpsters are more funny than the Paulbots. So, they've got that going for them.

Posted by: Carl Spackler at March 02, 2016 09:39 AM (9eYoy)

306
Looked to me like Trump opened the door to Cruz during his speech last nite - but Cruz slammed it shut during his. Anyine else see it like that ?
Posted by: Irony at March 02, 2016 09:31 AM (BHaRb)

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

Cruz ain't stupid. If the Trump admin goes down in flames he doesn't want to be on board.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 09:39 AM (LXJ1e)

307 Never got the spittle flecked cult member vibe from GoK.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 09:39 AM (Wckf4)

308 I should have expected that from some of the bingo card sharps around here though.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 09:38 AM (xuouz)


See it's your continual insulting comments like that about almost everyone who dares to disagree with you that belies your age

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:39 AM (DUoqb)

309 Good morning all! Gotta get ready for work, but first I present to you the feel-good video of the day, h/t iotw:

Rapefugee Touches Girl in Club And She Beats The Crap Out of Him

Awesome.

http://tinyurl.com/goqqdoc

Posted by: Joanne at March 02, 2016 09:39 AM (hgBpU)

310 *cracks door to the HQ open and peers inside to see a room filled with musket smoke, broken longbows, twisted crossbows, and a large circular arena with riflemen standing facing center*


*quietly closes the door and shuffles away*

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (6JL3d)

311 "But since you brought it up, sure: Trump supporters are coming off as personality cultists."

You attack GoK presonally.

"......and I certainly don't respect you for it."

Don't need it and wouldn't want it if offered. You showed that it would not be worth much in any event.

Have a nice life.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (WVsWD)

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (6JL3d)

313 Dave Wasserman

In Arlington Co., VA, Rubio and Kasich won a combined 71% of the vote to just 17% for Trump.


And in 2012, that county went 70% for Obama.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (PFy0L)

314 DAMNIT

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (6JL3d)

315
Those are some impressive islas.


She will never drown.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (LUgeY)

316 Most modern orthodox I know keep kosher, try not to work on Saturday. And try to live within walking distance of their synagogue. Some in Houston, where they might come in from the burbs, might even have a "Shabbos house", a small home or apartment used just for Shabbos so they could be within walking distance of their synagogue on Shabbat.

But if you saw them on the street, they would look like
Ivanka Trump.

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (zOTsN)

317 In my 25 years on the earth I have learned that some people are determined to be hateful, nasty old farts who drink bitter bile by the quart.

I learned that . In my 25 years. : )

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM (UmCLB)

318 Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (6JL3d)


BARREL!

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM (HalrA)

319 FEED ME!

Posted by: The Barrel at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM (bzd8I)

320 Have to wonder if a Bernie win in a place like OK is really an anti Clinton vote.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM (iQIUe)

321
Never got the spittle flecked cult member vibe from GoK.

It's the HQ. And that bastard Johnson.

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM (X6fMO)

322 It was the media at the most foul and odious I've ever seen.

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 09:33 AM (fbovC)

And they're still running with it. So is Rubio.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM (GzDYP)

323
BARREL!


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM (HalrA)

Can't I negotiate my way out of this?!

I'll bring pasta. Meatloaf. Anything. C'mon!

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM (6JL3d)

324 See it's your continual insulting comments like that about almost everyone who dares to disagree with you that belies your age
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:39 AM (DUoqb)

Haha what?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM (xuouz)

325 Kinley caught it though - I say he gets The Bucket instead.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 09:42 AM (PFy0L)

326 115 So was yesterday "Goodbye Rubio Tuesday"??
Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 02, 2016 08:41 AM (wtvvX)

* Golf clap *

Posted by: votermom at March 02, 2016 09:42 AM (cbfNE)

327 *fistbump Gok*

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 09:42 AM (UmCLB)

328 >>>and a large circular arena *
*quietly closes the door and shuffles away*


Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (6JL3d)<<<

You know what else is circular... but not so large?

Me.

Posted by: Teh Barrel at March 02, 2016 09:42 AM (H9MG5)

329 Maybe you know: where can I go to get updated, current delegate numbers?
=============
Just reporting the first page, top google results.

They have 12 Cruz, 12 Rubio and 8 Trump out of the 38 MN delegates.
So, that's pretty much all of them there.

They're still way behind on the TX delegates, though. 57 Cruz, 27 Trump; out of 155.

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 02, 2016 09:42 AM (fQ/0p)

330 Can't I negotiate my way out of this?!

I'll bring pasta. Meatloaf. Anything. C'mon!


Posted by: Kinley Ardal at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM


Get in mah belleh!

Posted by: The Barrel at March 02, 2016 09:42 AM (bzd8I)

331 Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (zOTsN)

I live near very Conservative Temple and an Orthodox one. It is great for property values

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:43 AM (DUoqb)

332 Don't need it and wouldn't want it if offered. You showed that it would not be worth much in any event.

Have a nice life.Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (WVsWD)

Thin-skinned, I see. Just like your Dear Leader.

Oh, and yeah:learned yesterday that Trump's original family name is 'Drumpf'. Put that on your hat.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 09:43 AM (UWlp+)

333 *quietly closes the door and shuffles away*Posted by: Kinley Ardal

Leaving open tag as a parting gift.

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 09:43 AM (fbovC)

334 304
I see MUMR's mental pendulum has swung back to batshit crazy.


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 02, 2016 09:39 AM (bzd8I)
mumr is going to mumr......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 02, 2016 09:43 AM (0O7c5)

335
Kinley Ardal, to the white courtesy Barrel, Kinley Ardal.......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 02, 2016 09:43 AM (qiy4n)

336 In my 25 years on the earth I have learned that some people are determined to be hateful, nasty old farts who drink bitter bile by the quart.

I learned that . In my 25 years. : )
Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM (UmCLB)

Word, I outrank you.

I like my coffee with half and half, no sugar.

Go.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 09:43 AM (xuouz)

337 325 Kinley caught it though - I say he gets The Bucket instead.\
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 09:42 AM (PFy0L)


True. What's the Horde Field Manual say to that? All I can find is the Pirate's Code, which says bucket of chum over the head.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 09:44 AM (HalrA)

338 You know what else is circular... but not so large?

>>>>>>>>>>>

SHUT UP !

Posted by: Chris Christie - Not VP at March 02, 2016 09:44 AM (UmCLB)

339 Well, maybe not exactly like Ivanka Trump. She's pretty striking

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:44 AM (zOTsN)

340 [looks around furtively]

Word on the street says disgraced reporter Melissa Harris-Perry, fired by NBC, will now write for Hot Air and monitor comments.

Posted by: Johnny the Shoeshine Guy at March 02, 2016 09:44 AM (eVJgr)

341 The barrel's not so bad. Skim the slime and the floaters, and wear a snorkel.

Posted by: Barrel Monitor at March 02, 2016 09:44 AM (9eYoy)

342 If only there was a magic ray that would kill food borne pathogens ...

Posted by: tmitsss at March 02, 2016 09:45 AM (Lx18F)

343 Tried to watch The Big Short but couldnt get into it. Just a bunch of actors playing parts they are too old for.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 09:45 AM (iQIUe)

344 I plead for just a quick dipping in The Barrel for Kinley.

But let that be a lesson kids. Formatting is a powerful tool, and dangerous when used carelessly.

Posted by: Irony at March 02, 2016 09:45 AM (BHaRb)

345 340 [looks around furtively]

Word on the street says disgraced reporter Melissa Harris-Perry, fired by NBC, will now write for Hot Air and monitor comments.
Posted by: Johnny the Shoeshine Guy at March 02, 2016 09:44 AM (eVJgr)

That should give her plenty of time to look after her online tampon earring emporium.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 09:45 AM (3hIZX)

346 >>> So was yesterday "Goodbye Rubio Tuesday"??

Posted by: Tex Lovera<<<

Let's hope so. He's like an east coast Frankie Avalon with lifts in his shoes.

Posted by: Fritz at March 02, 2016 09:45 AM (UzPAd)

347 The leading Pakistani daily accused the U.S. and its allies of creating the Islamic State as an excuse for attacking Muslim countries, MEMRI reported Tuesday.

Moderates ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:45 AM (DUoqb)

348 I'm sad that Iowahawk is so firmly anti-Trump this cycle. There's so much material out there that he could be doing a weekly column from T. Coddington Van Vorhees VII.

Posted by: Jake at March 02, 2016 09:45 AM (e4ege)

349 I find Mrs. Clinton's peculiar chuckle--dismissive, slightly menacing, superior--strangely arousing.

There. I said it. I denounce myself.

Posted by: General Zod at March 02, 2016 09:45 AM (Bdeb0)

350 In Arlington Co., VA, Rubio and Kasich won a combined 71% of the vote to just 17% for Trump.

And in 2012, that county went 70% for Obama.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (PFy0L)

NoVA really feels like another state compared to the rest of Virginia. Hell, when I moved from Alexandria to Fairfax (which isn't far at all), even that felt like a big shift. Never saw trucks in Alexandria with bumper stickers that said "Thank God O can't run again!"

Posted by: Mainah at March 02, 2016 09:45 AM (659DL)

351 Kinley caught it though - I say he gets The Bucket instead.


Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 09:42 AM


Someone bring a bucket for monsieur. And perhaps, a hose.

Posted by: Gaston the Waiter at March 02, 2016 09:46 AM (bzd8I)

352 I'll fistbump you when you come back with the java

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 09:46 AM (xuouz)

353 So was yesterday "Goodbye Rubio Tuesday"??

Posted by: Tex Lovera


I suspect he will hang in there like a dirty shirt praying for a second ballot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:46 AM (DUoqb)

354 China and Iran get cozy. What's the worst that could happen?

Posted by: Tilikum KAW LLC at March 02, 2016 09:46 AM (uhftQ)

355 I mean, if being modern orthodox made you look like Ivanka Trump, well, never mind

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:46 AM (zOTsN)

356
I like my coffee with half and half, no sugar.



Go.


They replaced the sugar with The Sweet Tears of GOPe Loss this morning.

Would you care for 2 tbsp or the full cup and a half?

Posted by: Chris Christie - Not VP at March 02, 2016 09:46 AM (UmCLB)

357 >>>Kinley caught it though - I say he gets The Bucket instead.\
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 09:42 AM (PFy0L)


True. What's the Horde Field Manual say to that? All I can find is the Pirate's Code, which says bucket of chum over the head.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 09:44 AM (HalrA)<<<

Nope. He caught up Tim in IL. Rules is rules. What do you think this is, a Dem primary settled by a coin flip?

Posted by: Teh Barrel at March 02, 2016 09:46 AM (H9MG5)

358 @332

Have a nice life.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:46 AM (WVsWD)

359 mmmmm Isla Fisher

============

Whoa ...

Posted by: mrp at March 02, 2016 09:47 AM (JBggj)

360 /mrph sock

Posted by: Mortimer - Not Christie at March 02, 2016 09:47 AM (UmCLB)

361 Posted by: Chris Christie - Not VP at March 02, 2016 09:44 AM (UmCLB)

did you see how he was staring at the back of trumps head? "is it real?....no, it can't be....wait...maybe it is....no.....is that a hook? .....no, just sweat....i wish he'd hold still.....is it lifting? is it even hair?....."

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 02, 2016 09:47 AM (0O7c5)

362
Oh, and yeah:learned yesterday that Trump's original family name is 'Drumpf'. Put that on your hat.

And that's the kind of sharp, incisive, well-reasoned commentary that makes the HQ the place for political analysis.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 02, 2016 09:47 AM (X6fMO)

363 But since you brought it up, sure: Trump supporters are coming off as personality cultists. It's weird and it's creepy and it's out of step with American history andtradition. Do I hate you or that Kari kid or other Trump supporters for falling for his shtick? No, I don't hate youbut I do think you're eager little marks in a con game and I certainly don't respect you for it.
Posted by: troyriser


Troyriser, redbanzai & others:

Haven't fallen for shit.

DON'T CARE.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 09:48 AM (+058L)

364 Word on the street says disgraced reporter Melissa Harris-Perry, fired by NBC, will now write for Hot Air and monitor comments.

Posted by: Johnny the Shoeshine Guy at March 02, 2016 09:44 AM (eVJgr)


_____________________________________________

And when she bans a commenter she'll replace the comment with an all caps "TAMPONED!"

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 09:48 AM (rsudF)

365 "I asked before taking offense." MTF

Good point, but the "equal shames" thing never occurred to me, and was never implied. I suppose there is a lot of hate floating around out there, but my comment seemed self explanatory. So having to explain something so neutral is sorta the "check your privilege thing". But it is cleared up ... so fine.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 02, 2016 09:48 AM (eUbDe)

366 Come on, fellas - let's not go Full Amish.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 09:48 AM (eytER)

367 Rubio agreed to take Romney & Co money on the condition that he make dick jokes about Trump. So everyone knows he has no chance but he's committed to beclowning himself including at tomorrow night's debate.

So tomorrow, if Marco so much as looks in Donald's direction, expect Marco to get a schlonging harder than a prison rape:

Marco, you've got to take care of that nice family of yours. You're going to be unemployed in a few months. With no prospects. Now you can't pimp your wife out any more to your Sugar Daddy for $350,000 a year because your yesterday's news, and frankly she's not that hot, and I know these things. So what are you going to do. You haven't had a real job in your life. Are you going to crawl back to the Bush family? Now I'm a good and fair employer. I can't hire you as a lawyer because you've never done a day's work as a lawyer. But I do have an opening at one of my Florida hotels for a bartender and a maid.

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 02, 2016 09:48 AM (rs5De)

368 >>>I learned that . In my 25 years. : )

Posted by: Mortimer - Trump/Cruz 2016 at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM (UmCLB)

***

I've learned the world is run by "C" students.

Well, here in GA, since the HOPE Scholarship, "B" students.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 09:48 AM (bpn7O)

369 How dare you defend yourself GoK.


After all, at 27, you're just a child, doncha know?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 09:48 AM (Wckf4)

370 >>did you see how he was staring at the back of trumps head?

Looked to me like he was watching up at the mezzanine at 12:00 for trouble.

Posted by: General Zod at March 02, 2016 09:49 AM (Bdeb0)

371 NoVA really feels like another state compared to the rest of Virginia.

Aren't Arlington Cty. and Alexandria pretty much just satellites of DC now?

Posted by: DocJ at March 02, 2016 09:49 AM (zrsn3)

372 Yeah, I'd love to live in any neighborhood where the women resemble Ivanka Trump.

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 09:49 AM (pyd3d)

373 I find it interesting that Trump went with a press conference last night. And from all accounts he appeared very Presidential.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 09:49 AM (LXJ1e)

374 Nope. He caught up Tim in IL. Rules is rules. What do you think this is, a Dem primary settled by a coin flip?



Well, I just found a thousand votes FOR Tim in the trunk of a '72 Buick Century.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (+058L)

375 And from all accounts he appeared very Presidential.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 09:49 AM (LXJ1e)

For Trump yeah. Big improvement.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (DUoqb)

376 Posted by: Ignoramus at March 02, 2016 09:48 AM (rs5De)

____________________________________________

Trump needs Mario to stay in the race.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (rsudF)

377 >> So far, Trump has 34.2% of the aggregate vote and Cruz 28.1%



Yes, but Cruz has gotten all he's going to. He might get a few more
small states, places like UT, ID, but that's it. Trump will take FL
probably, and it's winner take all bitches. If he doesn't Mario will.
Trump will win NY and the whole east coast basically. He'll win LA.
Embrace reality.
==========
Unfortunately, you are exactly right.

I ran the numbers two weeks or so ago here---telling everyone that after yesterday, the race would be largely over.

The only chance Cruz had--and he did damned well--was to win what he did and do a lot better in TN and AL than he did.

Without Rubio, he could have maybe gotten 50% in TX--that would have him in the lead over Trump right now.

But yeah. It's over. 20% lead in FL and a steady 5 point lead in OH--both winner-take-all.

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (fQ/0p)

378 5




big dump

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:06 AM (qCMvj)



Me too girl....I think it's the Castor oil. Works every time for me.

Posted by: Great Grandama at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (aRUb8)

379 350 In Arlington Co., VA, Rubio and Kasich won a combined 71% of the vote to just 17% for Trump.

And in 2012, that county went 70% for Obama.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 09:40 AM (PFy0L)

NoVA really feels like another state compared to the rest of Virginia. Hell, when I moved from Alexandria to Fairfax (which isn't far at all), even that felt like a big shift. Never saw trucks in Alexandria with bumper stickers that said "Thank God O can't run again!"
Posted by: Mainah at March 02, 2016 09:45 AM (659DL)

Even Fairfax has gone left since I lived there. Go out to Fauquier or Shenandoah county and it's a whole different state.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (3hIZX)

380 373
I find it interesting that Trump went with a press conference last night. And from all accounts he appeared very Presidential.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 09:49 AM (LXJ1e)
megyn was somewhat impressed with him too.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (0O7c5)

381 Have to wonder if a Bernie win in a place like OK is really an anti Clinton vote.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 09:41 AM (iQIUe)



I don't know, but I was hoping the old commie would have won at least one more state. If he knew how to run a campaign (unless he's just a sparring partner for the Beast) he'd be doing much better.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (45oDG)

382
>>did you see how he was staring at the back of trumps head?

I WAS REALLY HUNGRY DAMMIT

Posted by: Chris Christie - Not VP at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (UmCLB)

383 Yosemite Sam, "shut up shutting up."

Bugs Bunny, "yes sir I'm shutting up ..."

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (Bbcs8)

384 374 Nope. He caught up Tim in IL. Rules is rules. What do you think this is, a Dem primary settled by a coin flip?



Well, I just found a thousand votes FOR Tim in the trunk of a '72 Buick Century.

Are you guys trying to embarrel me? WTH?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:51 AM (WVsWD)

385 382


>>did you see how he was staring at the back of trumps head?

I WAS REALLY HUNGRY DAMMIT


Posted by: Chris Christie - Not VP at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (UmCLB)
lol

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 02, 2016 09:51 AM (0O7c5)

386 Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 09:21 AM (NPofj)



Seriously? Accusations of crypto-racism? When did this become PuffHo? I thought this was still the Horde!


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 09:35 AM (HalrA)


Cato... I was not responding to that part of Kari's post but was instead addressing his attempts (in that post and nearly every other that addresses Trump qua likely policy pusher) to write off Trump's statements about policy preferences because they do not support who he thinks Trump is.

I do not believe that Trump is racist because I do not believe he sees other people as anything but a reflection on him.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 09:51 AM (NPofj)

387 >>did you see how he was staring at the back of trumps head?

He wanted VP not AG.

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 09:51 AM (Bbcs8)

388 If you're going to have a drinking game for the debate tomorrow, I would avoid "con artist." You'll be dead before it's half over.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 09:52 AM (kTF2Z)

389 For fun. The dump Rubio poll.
http://tinyurl.com/jcu2qwk

Posted by: heartofdarkness at March 02, 2016 09:53 AM (MQ0Jr)

390 But yeah. It's over. 20% lead in FL and a steady 5 point lead in OH--both winner-take-all.


Posted by: RoyalOil at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (fQ/0p)

It ain't over until it is really over.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 09:53 AM (NPofj)

391 Ok, now the google page has updated and their current count is:
316 Trump
226 Cruz
106 Rubio

Rubio could win both FL (99) and OH (66) and still be behind Trump.

I'm shocked that Cruz is within 100 of Trump. Cruz got 99 delegates out of TX.

Spinning for Cruz to spite the Rubio's, you could say Cruz won "a FL" last night.

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 02, 2016 09:53 AM (fQ/0p)

392 If you're going to have a drinking game for the debate tomorrow, I would avoid "con artist." You'll be dead before it's half over.

Posted by: Duke Lowell


Duke Endorses Trump and Alcoholism!

Posted by: MSM at March 02, 2016 09:53 AM (87y4e)

393 Drudge has a link to the Wash. Examiner; Former MSNBC host says that there's a 'culture of fear' at the network.

Is it bad that I like this?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 02, 2016 09:54 AM (GzDYP)

394 A lot of Trump supporters (I was one before I decided that I'd be okay with either one and eventually voted Cruz) are fully aware that the man has made a lot of statements over the years that throw some of his policy positions in doubt.

But this election isn't about all of those things. It's about immigration, the economy, and a party establishment that's been ignoring the base. We can fix the rest later, if there is a later. The immediate ones have to be fixed now or we lose the country. On the pressing issues, Trump is quite strong and his obvious patriotism is a plus. Even if he does turn out to be further Left on a few (or more) things than we expected, he's still better than Unindicted Felon or Venezuela II: Electric Boogaloo.

And then there's the revenge factor.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 09:54 AM (HalrA)

395

>>did you see how he was staring at the back of trumps head?


IT LOOKED LIKE A CHEESEBURGER, I MEAN FUCK

Posted by: Chris Christie - Not VP at March 02, 2016 09:54 AM (UmCLB)

396 384 374 Nope. He caught up Tim in IL. Rules is rules. What do you think this is, a Dem primary settled by a coin flip?



Well, I just found a thousand votes FOR Tim in the trunk of a '72 Buick Century.

Are you guys trying to embarrel me? WTH?
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 09:51 AM (WVsWD)



I'M trying to keep you out in the event it goes to a vote.

Brb. Printing more ballots.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 09:54 AM (+058L)

397 Cruz can only win if the others get out and campaign for him


I just do not see that happening. A lot of blame should be tossed Rubios way for splitting the vote now. But GOPe will blame Cruz

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:54 AM (zOTsN)

398 It seems MUMR has about a 8-10 sec shelf life. I actually caught almost the entire iteration that time.


Pretty good for 1950s software.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 09:54 AM (Wckf4)

399 373 I find it interesting that Trump went with a press conference last night. And from all accounts he appeared very Presidential.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 09:49 AM (LXJ1e)

Trump is probably one of the most gifted politicians I've ever seen. I voted for Rubio yesterday in VA because I haven't been a believer and have been fighting to try and stop him, but I'm coming around. I've never seen a Republican manipulate the diabolical media like him.

Posted by: Crrr6 (hotair refugee) at March 02, 2016 09:54 AM (Vqcn4)

400 "I've learned the world is run by "C" students.



Well, here in GA, since the HOPE Scholarship, "B" students.'

Thanks to recent changes in the Hope Scholarship many C grades will now be accepted, thus less need for grade inflation and we can look forward to being be run by C students. (Well actually D students)

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at March 02, 2016 09:55 AM (1BQGO)

401 >>>Moderates ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:45 AM (DUoqb)

***

Wait! What?

Carter refused to support the Shah, France flew Khomeini in, we've been the Great Satan ever since, and *we* are responsible.

The Muslim world is lucky to have the US and Israel to blame. Otherwise, it'd have to face up to its utter and complete failure.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 09:55 AM (bpn7O)

402 Aren't Arlington Cty. and Alexandria pretty much just satellites of DC now?

Several years ago I was openly carrying in Arlington and a woman-child (you know the type) took issue and followed me around while on the phone with 911.

Police showed up, took one look at me minding my own business, and lectured her about Virginia laws. One thing that sticks in my mind is that she was yelling about how I was terrorizing the place...and the officer said "you didn't seem to be terrorized since you were following him around while being on the phone with us."

So every so often I get glimmers, but yeah on balance it's pretty much a liberal cesspool.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 09:55 AM (PFy0L)

403 Bernie was picked to run. White, male, Jew, older than Hillary. Hoisted by their own petard is a little too strong. Shit the bed is too strong. Pooped her pants is about right.

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 09:56 AM (Bbcs8)

404 In what world has Trump acted Presidential? Because he didn't drop a F-Bomb or made fun of Rubio's ears it was considered Presidential? And now Megyn's opinion means something. Maybe she's not the bleeding whore we thought she was.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 02, 2016 09:56 AM (UGLi1)

405 Oh, right. I can tell it's getting close to bedtime. Forgot the main point. My point is that the whole "Never Trump" thing is just plain silly. He'll be better than Rubio would, that's for sure. You can trust me on that, I voted for him once and still have the burn scars.

So yes, it's okay. Be unabashedly for Cruz. I like the guy. He's a huge dork, like me, and speaks the lingo. But if Trump wins, vote for him anyway. He may not do as good, but I don't think America will go down in flames because of anything he does.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 09:56 AM (HalrA)

406 Trump's parting gift to Rubio: A gold-plated shoebox. I mean, a really, really nice one. With a water-bottle holder an' everything.

Posted by: General Zod at March 02, 2016 09:56 AM (Bdeb0)

407 Posted by: Crrr6 (hotair refugee) at March 02, 2016 09:54 AM (Vqcn4)

________________________________________

First time I noticed you here, Cr. Leave your shoes on and muddy the place up.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 09:56 AM (rsudF)

408 Good morning horde.

Living to fight another day thanks to Texas, Oklahoma, and Alaska! Yay!

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at March 02, 2016 09:56 AM (t5zYU)

409 I've never seen a Republican manipulate the diabolical media like him.
Posted by: Crrr6 (hotair refugee) at March 02, 2016 09:54 AM (Vqcn4)

Low Bar

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:57 AM (DUoqb)

410 I want Cruz. But I will vote for Trump over Hillary. Easily

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:57 AM (zOTsN)

411
And from all accounts he appeared very Presidential.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 09:49 AM (LXJ1e)





For Trump yeah. Big improvement. Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (DUoqb)
The guy just can't win with some people. "He sweats and screams and insults! He's a circus clown!""Did you see him last night? Very calm and almost presidential.""So what? Big fucking whoop!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 02, 2016 09:57 AM (X6fMO)

412

Haven't fallen for shit.

DON'T CARE.


Yeah, I'd like to clarify something myself. I'm a Cruzer, but I'll vote for Donald Trump's Hair if he's the Repumpkin nominee for the following reasons: he pisses off all the right people (mostly the GOPe who are going stark, raving mad at the prospect of losing power in DC), the entire leftarded PC factions in both parties, he appears to be very anti-PC, the media doesn't seem to be able to contain him or damage him, hell, they look like they really don't know what to do with him.

And he has Fuck You Money, which hopefully translates into him not being a shill for the Chamber of Commerce. He's a businessman and reality show star with plenty of exposure for years and is far less of an unknown quantity than the flip-flopper Dondi.

What he'll do once in orifice is anyone's guess, but I look upon him as my own personal President Herbert Mountain Dew Camacho.

I'm somewhat past the point of thinking that we're ever going to return to anything that resembles sanity in DC, so DT'sH is my big middle finger to the establishment.

If we can't have Cruz, and it appears we won't, I'll take Trump. If the GOPe manages to put anyone else on the ballot in November, I will not vote for president for the first time in my life.

And I will give up on politics.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 02, 2016 09:58 AM (LUgeY)

413 377 Posted by: RoyalOil at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (fQ/0p)
-----------------------------------------------

FWIW, Nate Silver agrees with your point that Cruz' best opportunity has past and Trump is just coming into his best states.

http://53eig.ht/1nhRUlR

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 09:58 AM (pyd3d)

414 DON'T CARE.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 09:48 AM (+058L)

Inthe last scene in the American remake of the French film'Breathless', Richard Gere's bad but cool guy character is surrounded by about 100 cops, all drawing down on him. His own gun is on the pavementat his feet. There is truly no way out, but he goes for it anyway. I love that scene. Sure, it's doomed but it's beautiful, too.

Supporting a jackhole like Trump as a last great act of defiance is not beautiful because there is a way out. Cruz is genuinely conservative. So for that matterwere Jindal, Perry, Walker, and Fiorina, all strong conservatives and all gone now, thanks to thisinexplicable (to me)Trump infatuation. Vote Cruz.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 09:58 AM (UWlp+)

415 403 Bernie was picked to run. White, male, Jew, older than Hillary. Hoisted by their own petard is a little too strong. Shit the bed is too strong. Pooped her pants is about right.
Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 09:56 AM (Bbcs

The democrats are actually socialists now. The Clintons probably don't realize that because they live in a bubble of advisors and bagmen who shield them from reality. Only a matter of time before an actual socialist is an actually viable candidate for them.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 09:58 AM (3hIZX)

416 And GOPe will vote for Hillary, happily. Including all the Bushes

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:58 AM (zOTsN)

417 Aren't primary debates kinda irrelevant at this point? Haven't most people made up their minds by now?

I guess what I'm trying to say is I'd rather have a front row seat to one of Huma and her master's secret "meetings" than have to sit through another Republican debate.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 02, 2016 09:58 AM (AJeMv)

418 The guy just can't win with some people. "He sweats and screams and insults! He's a circus clown!""Did you see him last night? Very calm and almost presidential.""So what? Big fucking whoop!"
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 02, 2016 09:57 AM (X6fMO)

Yeah I still think he has to stop with the platitudes: It will be fabulous, we are gong to win again, and crap like that. But it was a start.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 09:59 AM (DUoqb)

419 Wow. That George Lopez is a nasty little piece of work. I wonder which commie he endorses.

Posted by: Fritz at March 02, 2016 09:59 AM (UzPAd)

420 But I do have an opening at one of my Florida hotels for a bartender and a maid.
Posted by: Ignoramus at March 02, 2016 09:48 AM (rs5De)

Both great jobs to do in heels.

But the problem is he'll take the job, tell you it's very important, then see an opening posted for manager or perhaps even an executive enterprise-wide position. He'll have only been at the job for about two months, but he'll reach for the new job and expect you to give it to him. Worse still, he'll say his pursuit of the new job, the one he deserves and that only he can do, will cause him to neglect and ultimately desert his earlier duties. Whereas strong performance and humility would have made him more competitive for the job, he shoots himself in the foot. You tell him it's not working out and that he probably needs to go back to his old job and he probably still might get fired for absenteeism. His mom calls you and pleads his case, because he doesn't know how to plead any case.

Posted by: 0302 at March 02, 2016 09:59 AM (wx6iv)

421 Thanks to recent changes in the Hope Scholarship many C grades will now be accepted, thus less need for grade inflation and we can look forward to being be run by C students. (Well actually D students)

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at March 02, 2016 09:55 AM (1BQGO)




Barry "The Genius" Obama: Nothing wrong with having a solid D average. Never hurt me.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 02, 2016 09:59 AM (45oDG)

422 404
In what world has Trump acted Presidential? Because he didn't drop a
F-Bomb or made fun of Rubio's ears it was considered Presidential?


Did anyone 'let him be clear'?

Because THAT shit is the true hallmark of 'Presidential'.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 09:59 AM (UmCLB)

423 >>>(Well actually D students)

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at March 02, 2016 09:55 AM (1BQGO)

***

Heh. I blew coffee out my nose.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 09:59 AM (bpn7O)

424 Heh, I am as good as the newspeople. I predicted Bernie would win over Hillary in lily white states. CO, VT, MN certainly fit that. MA and VA is probably more go with the one with more power in the party. OK going for Bernie? but then again most Dems in that state are probably the college kids.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 02, 2016 10:00 AM (chkUd)

425
Could we stop the with the freaking stupid insults towards gop candidates and their supporters? No one is a fkn nazi, racist, psycho or cult member. Sheesh!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 10:00 AM (iQIUe)

426 Aren't primary debates kinda irrelevant at this point? Haven't most people made up their minds by now?


I think so. At this point you can only make a fatal mistake, but then I thought Trump did in the SC debate and I was wrong. This is a strange year

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 10:01 AM (DUoqb)

427 Pretty good for 1950s software.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 09:54 AM (Wckf4)

Hah

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 10:01 AM (xuouz)

428 I voted for Cruz in Tx and I am very gratified today that he did as well as he did, but Rubio will nof get out and GOPe will not support Cruz, ever.

So in the general, if it's Trump, I'm pulling the lever

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:01 AM (zOTsN)

429 410 I want Cruz. But I will vote for Trump over Hillary. Easily
Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:57 AM (zOTsN)


Same here.
My question is whether Cruz would accept a SCOTUS nomination and/or whether Trump would offer it.

That would help stabilize things for about 25 or 35 years.

Posted by: jwb7605 at March 02, 2016 10:01 AM (DofIg)

430 ...Carter refused to support the Shah, France flew Khomeini in,...

And the Shah was a wuss. He didn't (or couldn't) have the plane shot down. Henry VIII wept.

That's the kind of ruler the GOPe and Democrats want put into power in Syria and Israel. Putin fodder.

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:01 AM (Bbcs8)

431 Drudge has a link to the Wash. Examiner; Former MSNBC host says that there's a 'culture of fear' at the network.
Posted by: OldDominionMom


Of course they should be afraid. Folks who now stream content are going to put them in a position of having to work for a living, not leech off the largesse of cable companies who put them in a 'tier' that forces everyone to pay for MSNBC, whether they want to or not.

We wanted 'a la carte' cable. Shut up, they explained. Goodbye, I said.

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 10:01 AM (fbovC)

432 troyriser if you're gonna make A Bout de Souffle references I'm gonna find it very hard to hate you like we're apparently supposed to hate one another.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 10:01 AM (xuouz)

433 425
Could we stop the with the freaking stupid insults towards gop candidates and their supporters? No one is a fkn nazi, racist, psycho or cult member. Sheesh!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 10:00 AM (iQIUe)


_______________________________________

The GOPe isn't a cult??

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 10:01 AM (rsudF)

434 I see Ryan is jumping on this KKK bullshit now. There are plenty of legit criticisms to launch at Trump, but this ain't one of 'em.


One more reason to forget Ryan.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 10:02 AM (Wckf4)

435 Aren't Arlington Cty. and Alexandria pretty much just satellites of DC now?
Posted by: DocJ at March 02, 2016 09:49 AM (zrsn3)

Yeah, they might as well be.

Even Fairfax has gone left since I lived there. Go out to Fauquier or Shenandoah county and it's a whole different state.
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 09:50 AM (3hIZX)

Yeah, I bet. I kind of knew the difference wasn't going to be night and day, but it was enough to notice.

Posted by: Mainah at March 02, 2016 10:02 AM (659DL)

436 >>Trump is probably one of the most gifted politicians I've ever seen.

oy

Posted by: JackStraw at March 02, 2016 10:02 AM (/tuJf)

437 Vote Cruz.

I did.

It was pointless and beautiful like Gere's move.

Trump/Cruz 2016

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 10:02 AM (UmCLB)

438 410 I want Cruz. But I will vote for Trump over Hillary. Easily
Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 09:57 AM (zOTsN)

I don't know if I can pull the lever for Trump.
Won't pull it for Hillary.
Maybe there is a nice crazy libertarian running for Prezy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 10:02 AM (voOPb)

439 86
I wondered why Christie stood in the frame with Teh Donald last night during his victory speech.


Now we know it was so that Fox could show Christie's odd, out-of-context facial expressions on TV this morning.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2016 08:31 AM
~~~~~

If you look at at the video, Trump's son is on the other side when they walk onto the stage. He says something to Christie--probably telling him to get out of the frame--but Christie doesn't move. Then at the end when they are walking off the stage, Trump pushes Christie a few times to go/get off stage.

Add that to Trump telling Christie to get on the plane and go home and it adds up to Christie being treated like the tool that he is.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 02, 2016 10:02 AM (E6RIJ)

440 I see Ryan is jumping on this KKK bullshit now. There are plenty of legit criticisms to launch at Trump, but this ain't one of 'em.


One more reason to forget Ryan.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 10:02 AM (Wckf4)

Ryan is 100% RINO and an asshole to boot it appears

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 10:02 AM (DUoqb)

441 Could we stop the with the freaking stupid insults
towards gop candidates and their supporters? No one is a fkn nazi,
racist, psycho or cult member. Sheesh!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 10:00 AM (iQIUe)


Aww man, but I thought we totally had the Rube.

Posted by: Church of Scientology at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (HalrA)

442 HEY, I WON MINNESOTA BITCHES!! That plus 2-2nd places and 8-3rd places mean I'm INEVITIBLE BABY!! Jump on the Marco Train!

Posted by: Marco Rubio at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (KSonr)

443
But this election isn't about all of those
things. It's about immigration, the economy, and a party establishment
that's been ignoring the base. We can fix the rest later, if there is a
later. The immediate ones have to be fixed now or we lose the country.
On the pressing issues, Trump is quite strong and his obvious patriotism
is a plus. Even if he does turn out to be further Left on a few (or
more) things than we expected, he's still better than Unindicted Felon
or Venezuela II: Electric Boogaloo.

And then there's the revenge factor.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 09:54 AM (HalrA)

Trump may or may not build a wall but there is every indication that he will do nothing about the illegals here that are depressing wages and driving lower class Americans out of the work force.

As an economist my opinion is Trump is effectively economically illiterate. He is rich because he started rich and because he is very good at working the political system to favor himself. That is not something that he can extrapolate to the economy as a whole (because eventually you run out of other people's money). His ideas on trade are horrifying and likely to further kneecap the economy.


As for ignoring the base, as I said many times before, I empathize and am right there in the base too. But "fuck you" is not a way forward. Voting in conservatives (and voting their asses out if the sell out) is.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (NPofj)

444 Haven't fallen for shit.

DON'T CARE.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 09:48 AM (+058L)

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

Its ridiculous.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (LXJ1e)

445 I think the Shah had already lost control of the country and he was pretty ill himself. Wonder what the secular people in Iran were thinking when they deposed the shah for the khomeni idiot.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (iQIUe)

446 "Trump is probably one of the most gifted politicians I've ever seen. "

Gotta admit he looked good last night....

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (WnCSK)

447 >>>So in the general, if it's Trump, I'm pulling the lever

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:01 AM (zOTsN)

***

I will vote for any Republican over the Democrat.

I will vote with excitement for Trump or Cruz. Voting for Mario will feel more like a vote for Romney.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (bpn7O)

448 Stop being mean to Christie.
As AG he will be chief enforcer.
He was just trying to look the part as Trump' s heavy.

Posted by: votermom at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (cbfNE)

449 In what world has Trump acted Presidential? Because he didn't drop a F-Bomb or made fun of Rubio's ears it was considered Presidential?


Since we're coming off an imperial presidency where TFG felt free to flip people the bird from the speakers podium, more than once, I think our standards are lower than they once were.

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 10:04 AM (pyd3d)

450 I want the guy who did NFL Quarterbacks on Facebook to do something like that for the primaries.

"I'M DONALD GODDAMNED TRUMP!"

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 02, 2016 10:04 AM (PFy0L)

451 "Trump may or may not build a wall but there is every indication that he will do nothing about the illegals here that are depressing wages and driving lower class Americans out of the work force.

As an economist my opinion is Trump is effectively economically illiterate. He is rich because he started rich and because he is very good at working the political system to favor himself. That is not something that he can extrapolate to the economy as a whole (because eventually you run out of other people's money). His ideas on trade are horrifying and likely to further kneecap the economy."

Pure opinion...nothing else.

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 10:04 AM (WnCSK)

452 I'll vote foe Cruz in the primary if he's still running. I'll vote for Trump in the general. Trump will likely disappoint me. Hillary will be the end of the republic as we know it. The country can survive four years of Trump. It cannot survive Hillary.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 10:04 AM (kTF2Z)

453 That would help stabilize things for about 25 or 35 years.
Posted by: jwb7605 at March 02, 2016 10:01 AM (DofIg

There will be no stabilization. One of these days some president will have the Debt hit the fan and it will spray him in the face.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 10:04 AM (voOPb)

454 Or does Cruz stay in the Senate with his voters and make changes there?

As much as I like Cruz the constitutionalist, he might be better in the Senate if he doesn't make POTUS.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 10:04 AM (MIKMs)

455 If this election results in the defeat of the Bushes and the Clintons, real border security, and Cruz on SCOTUS or in the White House, it will have exceeded my wildest dreams

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:04 AM (zOTsN)

456 Wonder what the secular people in Iran were thinking when they deposed the shah for the khomeni idiot.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (iQIUe)

You can ask them yourself, many of them moved here right about then

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 10:05 AM (DUoqb)

457 >>>One more reason to forget Ryan.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 10:02 AM (Wckf4)

***

That beard. What was he thinking?

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 10:05 AM (bpn7O)

458 Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (bpn7O)


A brokered convention is still riotworthy though, right?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 10:05 AM (HalrA)

459 That beard. What was he thinking?



Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 10:05 AM (bpn7O)


It's not a beard, it's the same alien mind control parasite that keeps taking over the hipsters around here.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 10:05 AM (HalrA)

460 Bernie was picked to run. White, male, Jew, older than Hillary. Hoisted by their own petard is a little too strong. Shit the bed is too strong. Pooped her pants is about right.



Depends.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 10:05 AM (+058L)

461 I see Ryan is jumping on this KKK bullshit now. There are plenty of legit criticisms to launch at Trump, but this ain't one of 'em.


One more reason to forget Ryan.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 02, 2016 10:02 AM (Wckf4)




A reason to see Trump elected would be to have him bitch slap Paul Quisling in public

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 02, 2016 10:05 AM (45oDG)

462 "A brokered convention is still riotworthy though, right?"

ABSOLUTELY!

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 10:06 AM (WnCSK)

463 I remember when France allowed that old terrorist George Habash in on humanitarian grounds. There was an outcry and they kicked him out but still. That was in I think 1990 and he managed to live until 2006.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 10:06 AM (iQIUe)

464 If this election results in the defeat of the Bushes and the Clintons, real border security, and Cruz on SCOTUS or in the White House, it will have exceeded my wildest dreams
Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:04 AM (zOTsN)

Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 10:06 AM (DUoqb)

465 That beard. What was he thinking?
Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 10:05 AM (bpn7O)

I'm gonna start spreading the rumor that he's a Muslim convert.

Posted by: votermom at March 02, 2016 10:06 AM (cbfNE)

466 Of course they should be afraid. Folks who now stream content are going to put them in a position of having to work for a living, not leech off the largesse of cable companies who put them in a 'tier' that forces everyone to pay for MSNBC, whether they want to or not.

We wanted 'a la carte' cable. Shut up, they explained. Goodbye, I said.
Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 10:01 AM (fbovC)

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

Streaming is changing the game.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 10:07 AM (LXJ1e)

467
I am not really seeing much super about that Tuesday.

Actually kinda sad for the USA.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 10:08 AM (ODxAs)

468 "I'm gonna start spreading the rumor that he's a Muslim convert."

I think that rumor has already been started.

Infowars again.

Self denunciation required?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 10:08 AM (WVsWD)

469 Delegate counts from Weasel Zippers


http://tinyurl.com/zesc8bz

Posted by: Joanne at March 02, 2016 10:08 AM (hgBpU)

470 Pure opinion...nothing else.

Posted by: Skeezix at March 02, 2016 10:04 AM (WnCSK)

Cause its not what I do for a living or anything. /sarc

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 10:08 AM (NPofj)

471 445 I think the Shah had already lost control of the country and he was pretty ill himself. Wonder what the secular people in Iran were thinking when they deposed the shah for the khomeni idiot.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (iQIUe)

The secularists thought they could use the mullahs. They were very, very wrong. The ones that got out run restaurants in NoVA, the rest either made adaptations to reality or disappeared into Tehran's answer to the Lubyanka (what's the name of that prison?).

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 10:09 AM (3hIZX)

472 This was an interesting video, if you have 42 minutes.
http://www.therebel.media/special_report_inside_malmo

Keeping in mind, of course, that listening to what people actually say instead of listening to what proggs say about them is raycist.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 02, 2016 10:09 AM (d1RNN)

473 "Trump is probably one of the most gifted politicians I've ever seen. "

He's a salesman. Same thing.

Posted by: davidt at March 02, 2016 10:09 AM (8aOqE)

474 Bruce w/ a W!: Have to wonder if a Bernie win in a place like OK is really an anti Clinton vote.

That's my thinking. Plus, lots of idiot youth in Norman, Stillwater, and libs in Tulsa & OKC. Also, Indys could vote Dem but not GOP, FWIW.

Morning, Glories!

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at March 02, 2016 10:09 AM (Yu4ah)

475 Osama bin Laden wrote a letter calling on the American people to help President Barack Obama fight catastrophic climate change and save humanity, in the latest evidence of his worries about environmental issues, newly released documents show

The letter was among materials that were seized in the May 2, 2011, U.S. raid on bin Ladens hideout in Pakistan that killed the al Qaeda chief and which were released on Tuesday by the Obama administration.

Weasel Zippers


Ya just can't make this shit up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 10:09 AM (DUoqb)

476 Could we stop the with the freaking stupid insults towards gop candidates and their supporters? No one is a fkn nazi, racist, psycho or cult member. Sheesh!

No, no, no, no...keep it up. We've actually been taking notes on how to up our game!

Posted by: MSM at March 02, 2016 10:09 AM (BrQrN)

477
"Trump may or may not build a wall but there is every indication that he
will do nothing about the illegals here that are depressing wages and
driving lower class Americans out of the work force.



As an economist my opinion is Trump is effectively economically
illiterate. He is rich because he started rich and because he is very
good at working the political system to favor himself. That is not
something that he can extrapolate to the economy as a whole (because
eventually you run out of other people's money). His ideas on trade are
horrifying and likely to further kneecap the economy."


>>>>
Pure opinion...nothing else.

>>>>

Spittle-flecked.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 10:09 AM (UmCLB)

478 Cruz is genuinely conservative. So for that matterwere Jindal, Perry, Walker, and Fiorina, all strong conservatives and all gone now,



Here's a clue:

Build a fucking wall. Or at the very least, say it.

NOT "Amnesty, fuck yeah!"

And Trump would be a footnote.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 10:09 AM (+058L)

479 I am not really seeing much super about that Tuesday.

Actually kinda sad for the USA.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 10:08 AM (ODxAs)


Sad? The Establishment lost huge and Trump Cruz are running away with all of the delegates. We're winning!

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 10:09 AM (HalrA)

480 ...My question is whether Cruz would accept a SCOTUS nomination and/or whether Trump would offer it...

I think Cruz would accept. Obama would nominate Cruz if he had any balls. (Maybe he can ask Michelle to let him use them for once.)

unexpected
doesn't change the court (and Obama has gotten more than he expected from the court)
puts Cruz in bind
weakens Trump (helps Hillary)
puts GOPe in bind
shouts out a big FU to Senate

Won't happen because he wants to go down in history as the biggest blackest most partisan FUp in history. (Ted Kennedy is the biggest whitest most partisan FUp in history.)

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:10 AM (CzhL0)

481 He was just trying to look the part as Trump' s heavy.
Posted by: votermom at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (cbfNE)

The guy's a natural.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 10:10 AM (xuouz)

482 >>>Wonder what the secular people in Iran were thinking when they deposed the shah for the khomeni idiot.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 10:03 AM (iQIUe)

***

Well, in fairness, Khomeini spent an awful long time prepping the battlespace. He produced these sermons that were mass-duplicated and distributed on cassette tape.

I remember - it must have been 1978, or so - talking to an American who'd just fled Iran, and he described how people were shooting at the plane as it was taking off from Tehran. That was well before Khomeini came along, so Iran was out of the Shah's control before the French enabled the coup d'etat.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 10:10 AM (bpn7O)

483 All is not lost.
That said, it's certainly not where I thought I put it.

Posted by: jwb7605 at March 02, 2016 10:10 AM (DofIg)

484 449 In what world has Trump acted Presidential? Because he didn't drop a F-Bomb or made fun of Rubio's ears it was considered Presidential?

--------------------------
He was taking questions and answering them respectfully.

FWIW, the general media consensus was positive.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 02, 2016 10:11 AM (LXJ1e)

485 troyriser if you're gonna make A Bout de Souffle references I'm gonna find it very hard to hate you like we're apparently supposed to hate one another.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 10:01 AM (xuouz)

Told you I don't hate any of you Trump people. I've said I'd pull the lever for that asshole in the general if he takes the nomination.

Besides,if Hillary becomes President we'll be hiding from the policein each others' basements. We better get along.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 10:11 AM (UWlp+)

486 The day begins early in the MIRROR UNIVERSE.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 10:11 AM (UmCLB)

487 Osama bin Laden wrote a letter calling on the American people to help President Barack Obama fight catastrophic climate change and save humanity, in the latest evidence of his worries about environmental issues, newly released documents show




And yet, Barry killed bin Laden with his bare hands in the mostest bravest act ever. Does that mean Barry really isn't going to heal the planet?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 02, 2016 10:12 AM (45oDG)

488 Cruz would take SCOTUS, would the senate confirm him?

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:12 AM (zOTsN)

489 ...Or at the very least, say, "I'll build a wall"...

Too true. At least John McCain is noted for saying "I'll build their DAM fence." Didn't believe him but he did say it.

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:13 AM (CzhL0)

490 This seems flaming skull worthy to me, but YMMV.

It turns out two thirds of Maryland public busses are recording passengers private conversations and have been doing so for over three years. Trains too, if you happen to take those.

WaPo liink.

http://wapo.st/1Y1tk5T

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 10:13 AM (pyd3d)

491
Build a fucking wall. Or at the very least, say it.



NOT "Amnesty, fuck yeah!"



And Trump would be a footnote.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 10:09 AM (+058L)

Although he isn't having a pissing contest with Vincente Fox, Cruz has always said border security (both wall and barrier types as appropriate) will be a priority for him.
He has also promised deportation of illegals.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 10:13 AM (NPofj)

492 " Cruz would take SCOTUS, would the senate confirm him? "

Yes. Resoundingly. Just to be rid of him.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 10:13 AM (WVsWD)

493 486 The day begins early in the MIRROR UNIVERSE.
Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 10:11 AM (UmCLB)

I'm thinking it actually ends late. You just know he's nocturnal (or on a 27-hour cycle).

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 10:14 AM (3hIZX)

494 Every time I go to the coffee pot for a refill, I have to pass by a cookie jar filled with delicious banana-chocolate chocolate chip cookies Milady baked last night. Can't... resist..

Posted by: mindful webworker - nom nom nom at March 02, 2016 10:14 AM (Yu4ah)

495 ...Cruz would take SCOTUS, would the senate confirm him? ...

To get him out of the Senate?
You betcha!

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:14 AM (CzhL0)

496 Wow, that guy's still around.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 02, 2016 10:14 AM (d1RNN)

497 ...Every time I go to the coffee pot for a refill, I have to pass by a cookie jar filled with delicious banana-chocolate chocolate chip cookies Milady baked last night...

Fax me one and tweet me some coffee.

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:15 AM (CzhL0)

498 488 Cruz would take SCOTUS, would the senate confirm him?
Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:12 AM (zOTsN)
---------------------------------------

I gotta believe McConnell and Grassley would promise to deliver the Senate if they thought they could get him out of the race. If you're Cruz, you'd have to at least think about it too.

Posted by: MTF at March 02, 2016 10:15 AM (pyd3d)

499
MUMR LIVES ON ANUS LANE?

IS THAT NEAR CLOACA COURT?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 10:15 AM (BK3ZS)

500


GOPe will not ever quit amnesty


Note that all their candidates, including Boobio, will not even mention it anymore


They have learned nothing

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:15 AM (zOTsN)

501 Cruz would take SCOTUS, would the senate confirm him?

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:12 AM (zOTsN)
_________
You know, I have my doubts that he would. He is relatively young and has energy that might better be directed at persuading voters in whatever forum he wins.
YMMV

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 10:15 AM (MIKMs)

502 Cruz would take SCOTUS, would the senate confirm him? ...

To get him out of the Senate?
You betcha!



Why would they do that?
I'm told by those here that his colleagues just LOVE him and would never veto a President Cruz.
Why would they want him gone?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 10:15 AM (+058L)

503 @488 If nominated to SCOTUS, Cruz will get Borked because of his abortion positions. On his website, Cruz says that Congress can end-run Roe v Wade with a simple resolution declaring nay fetus to be a "person" under the Constitution.

And because he's Canadian.

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 02, 2016 10:15 AM (rs5De)

504 ...I won't ascribe evil intentions to him...

It's required if the person is a politician. :-)

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:16 AM (CzhL0)

505 >>>A brokered convention is still riotworthy though, right?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 10:05 AM (HalrA)

***

For "Rubio wins" values of "riotworthy".

FWIW, NRO has an article up in praise of smoke-filled, backroom deals.

Why, it's almost as if the serfs cannot be trusted.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 10:16 AM (bpn7O)

506


And yet, Barry killed bin Laden with his bare hands in the mostest
bravest act ever. Does that mean Barry really isn't going to heal the
planet?


#TerroristsHeartGreenEnergy

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 10:16 AM (UmCLB)

507 >>>It's not a beard, it's the same alien mind control parasite that keeps taking over the hipsters around here.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 10:05 AM (HalrA)

***

Hipnobeard?

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 10:17 AM (bpn7O)

508 If the Senate refuses to vote on a Fredo Court nomination and I hope they do, it will get real nasty if a Republican wins the White House on his nomination and a lot will depend on if we retain the Senate. There will be blood in the street.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 10:17 AM (DUoqb)

509 GOPe will not ever quit amnesty





Note that all their candidates, including Boobio, will not even mention it anymore





They have learned nothing

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:15 AM (zOTsN)


It's not that they haven't learned, it's that they're not there to represent. They're there to implement their agenda. They're panicking about losing control, but their globalist agenda is everything to them. They will not abandon it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 10:18 AM (HalrA)

510 >>>MUMR LIVES ON ANUS LANE?

IS THAT NEAR CLOACA COURT?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 02, 2016 10:15 AM (BK3ZS)<<<

Just a little south of Buttcrack Blvd.

Posted by: Waze (*not recommended for use in Israel) at March 02, 2016 10:19 AM (H9MG5)

511 Oh, forgot. Further to my analysis that Cruz won't take SCOTUS, Taft went to SCOTUS after his Presidency.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 10:19 AM (MIKMs)

512 508 If the Senate refuses to vote on a Fredo Court nomination and I hope they do, it will get real nasty if a Republican wins the White House on his nomination and a lot will depend on if we retain the Senate. There will be blood in the street.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 10:17 AM (DUoqb)

Yes, this. Thomas nomination nasty.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 02, 2016 10:19 AM (3hIZX)

513 All is not lost.
That said, it's certainly not where I thought I put it.


Do you remember the last place you had it?

Posted by: Your So Very Helpful Spouse at March 02, 2016 10:19 AM (1xUj/)

514 ...Why would they want him gone?...

Because he called them lying scumbags in an erudite and polite way?

And he might do it again?

Scalia matches well with Cruz.
PP is starting to be a cost not a profit to Senators.
Trump or Clinton would neutralize Cruz on the SC.

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:19 AM (CzhL0)

515
We're winning!

trump v. hillary. yeah, that's it, we're winning.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 10:20 AM (ODxAs)

516 The National Reviubio is still going strong. The only Cruz oriented thread is a "Cruz can't win" thread, and numerous articles espousing the wisdom of Minnesota voters.

If they were nearly as "Against Trump" as they claim to be, their reporting would be entirely different.

Posted by: Boone at March 02, 2016 10:21 AM (vq6QR)

517
Do I think supporting Trump is a big mistake? Yup.
Do I think less of those who are supporting him? 99% of them, no.
That's the way the currents are flowing, the die is cast. Put on your helmets and armor. Bumpy ride ahead.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW LLC at March 02, 2016 10:21 AM (uhftQ)

518 Per the AP...

UN Security Council approves toughest sanctions on N. Korea in 20 years.

Because we've seen how well sanctions worked against Iran.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 02, 2016 10:22 AM (AJeMv)

519 FWIW, NRO has an article up in praise of smoke-filled, backroom deals.

Why, it's almost as if the serfs cannot be trusted.

---------

I don't think that is what the article says. But look, why should a minority dictate things over a majority. If Trump does not get a majority of the delegates, there is no reason why he should automatically be the nominee just because he got a plurality.

If he gets a majority, he should.

If he is able to broker a deal, he should.

But the rules are what the rules are. A minority should not dictate over the majority. And the majority should not ignore the minority - especially a large faction of the minority.

But there is a well-earned lack of distrust. I get it.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 10:22 AM (gmeXX)

520 The National Review and Hot Air certainly appear to be GOPe bastions, don't they?

Posted by: mrp at March 02, 2016 10:23 AM (JBggj)

521 Daily News: Time To Start Planning To Flee The Country If Trump Wins

Hysterical much?

Weasel Zippers

The Daily News went of the tracks a few months ago. I have not gone there once since then. Not one click even for their sports section.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 10:23 AM (DUoqb)

522
They came to butcher me, my wife and the kids

https://goo.gl/8R4eCr

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 10:23 AM (iQIUe)

523

Do you remember the last place you had it?


Did you check the couch cushions?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 02, 2016 10:23 AM (LUgeY)

524 Per the AP...

UN Security Council approves toughest sanctions on N. Korea in 20 years.

Because we've seen how well sanctions worked against Iran.
Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 02, 2016 10:22 AM (AJeMv)


I haven't seen that or the "sanctions" but I would bet the house they are not even a slap on the wrists

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 10:24 AM (DUoqb)

525 RE: SCOTUS Nominations

Senate: We will never confirm your smelly SCOTUS pick, filthy lower-class scum!

President Trump: My pen and phone are about to end the Ex-Im bank.

Senate: Enjoy the SCOTUS , Chief Justice Limbaugh!



Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 10:24 AM (UmCLB)

526 Something I haven't seen anything about (maybe just because I haven't been looking):

Who would make a good conservative SCOTUS justice? I think Cruz would be great - past that I'm not really up on it.

Also tell me if I'm parsing this correctly: Obama (or his admin) floats Brian Sandoval as possible SCOTUS appointment, to look like they're willing to reach across the aisle. Sandoval demurs. Was that a thumb in Obama's eye? Whether Sandoval intended it that way, was that an embarrassment for Obama? Or do I just have ODS?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 10:25 AM (xuouz)

527 ...if we retain the Senate...

Tonto to Long Ranger. "What we White Man."

Harry Reid was more honest than the crew in there now.

I would like a third Senator added to each state so that We would get more turnover each year. The Senate stinks from corruption.

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:25 AM (CzhL0)

528
That's their play. Make as many candidates stay in as they can to keep any candidate from getting a majority

And then they broker their convention

Good luck with that. Winner take all states coming up

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:25 AM (zOTsN)

529 >>Wow. That George Lopez is a nasty little piece of work. I wonder which commie he endorses.

Yeah, he's the one who got a kidney from his wife and then divorced her, right? Nice guy

Posted by: Lizzy at March 02, 2016 10:25 AM (NOIQH)

530 What happens when manboy Mario goes to a brokered convention but they end up giving the nomination to someone else? Will he profusely sweat himself out of existence?

Posted by: August at March 02, 2016 08:07 AM (bAic4)

lol. thanks. and morning all.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 02, 2016 10:26 AM (gxIP7)

531 The National Reviubio
Posted by: Boone at March 02, 2016 10:21 AM (vq6QR)

effing lol

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 10:26 AM (xuouz)

532 >>The National Review

Priebus and Lowry. Same species, roughly the same age, probably similar diets. Candidates to share a cage in the Trump GOPe Petting Zoo.

Posted by: General Zod at March 02, 2016 10:26 AM (Bdeb0)

533 >>>Sad? The Establishment lost huge and Trump Cruz are running away with all of the delegates. We're winning!

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 02, 2016 10:09 AM (HalrA)

***

In addition, the US has conducted free and fair elections. Furthermore, the transition of power, to whomever, will be peaceful.



The fun, happy camps will come later.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 10:26 AM (bpn7O)

534 Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:25 AM (CzhL0)

So yu want a democratic lead Senate?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2016 10:26 AM (DUoqb)

535 That astronaut that spent a year in space doesn't look too hopeful for a Mars mission. He could hardly pick up a can of paint - which I imagine would be in the 8 to 10 pound range.

Even though astronauts supposedly exercise 4 to 6 hours a day in the relatively large space station.

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 10:27 AM (fbovC)

536 Yeah, he's the one who got a kidney from his wife and then divorced her, right? Nice guy
Posted by: Lizzy at March 02, 2016 10:25 AM (NOIQH)

Wow.

Second look at drawing and quartering?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 10:27 AM (xuouz)

537 Mario's Plan

1) Come in 3rd

2) Win MI caucus

3) Lose FL

4) ???????*

5) Victory









*GOPe shenanigans at convention

Posted by: naturalfake at March 02, 2016 10:27 AM (0cMkb)

538 Sandoval is pro choice. There are big abortion cases coming up on the docket. Obama knows he would not get Sandoval through, this is just so he can claim republicans are obstructionist if they reject even a republican

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:27 AM (zOTsN)

539 ...embarrassment for Obama...

Trump and Hillary could shoot people.
Obama could take it up the a** on the White House lawn while holding a press conference.

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:27 AM (CzhL0)

540 Taft went to SCOTUS after his Presidency.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 10:19 AM


so...there's precedent?

Posted by: B.H.Obama at March 02, 2016 10:28 AM (ZQfW9)

541 "Obama could take it up the a** on the White House lawn while holding a press conference."

Lady Gaga would perform a special number to celebrate it.

Applaud, you serfs!

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 10:29 AM (L3GKO)

542 What happens when manboy Mario goes to a brokered convention but they end up giving the nomination to someone else? Will he profusely sweat himself out of existence?

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There is no way of knowing how a brokered convention would play out or what the reaction would be. But if Rubio were to emerge victorious, it would definitely provoke a strong revolt. The only way I could see Rubio emerging in such a scenario is if he starts racking up a lot of delegates (which seems unlikely in the current state of the race) and gets Cruz to join him as VP. As the race stands now, this seems far-fetched.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 10:29 AM (gmeXX)

543 That astronaut that spent a year in space doesn't look too hopeful for a Mars mission. He could hardly pick up a can of paint - which I imagine would be in the 8 to 10 pound range.

Even though astronauts supposedly exercise 4 to 6 hours a day in the relatively large space station.



Bench pressing 650 lbs in zero g FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 10:29 AM (+058L)

544 Neither Cruz nor Rubio can beat Trump either together or alone. Yesterday confirmed that. With winner take all states coming up, Trump should go into Cleveland with a majority if delegates. If Trump is denied the nomination with procedural gimmicks like Rule 40 kiss the general goodbye.

If the GOPe wants to stop Trump then have Romney jump into the race. Else shut the f8ck up and get in line.

It's not good that the GOPe's only game is to smear Trump.

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 02, 2016 10:30 AM (rs5De)

545 I would like a third Senator added to each state so
that We would get more turnover each year. The Senate stinks from
corruption.

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:25 AM (CzhL0)
______

Yes, it does. How do we as voters determine who Senators represent when half of their land is owned by the Feds?


Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 10:30 AM (MIKMs)

546 Possible MH370 tail stabilizer found in Mozambique. Near ocean.

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 10:31 AM (fbovC)

547 Cruz has more delegates than Rubio. He would never be the lower ticket for him

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:31 AM (zOTsN)

548 The National Review and Hot Air certainly appear to be GOPe bastions, don't they?
Posted by: mrp at March 02, 2016 10:23 AM (JBggj)

Rubio'sa devoutCatholic. Both NRO and Hot Air are strongly Catholicin their philosphical orientation and tend to lean toward the Catholic candidate if one is in the mix--witness Ed Morrissey's endorsement of Rick Santorum in the last presidential election cycle.If either site takes an editorial pro-amnesty bias it's because of the Pope's views on immigration, not the GOP Establishment's.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 10:31 AM (UWlp+)

549 ...So yu want a democratic lead Senate?...

If someone is trying to do bad things to me and mine I don't call them friends.

Rush has it right. Democrats are the Harlem Globetrotters and Republicans are Washington Generals.

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:32 AM (CzhL0)

550

Possible MH370 tail stabilizer found in Mozambique. Near ocean.


The black hole burped?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 02, 2016 10:32 AM (LUgeY)

551 Neither Cruz nor Rubio can beat Trump either together or alone. Yesterday confirmed that. With winner take all states coming up, Trump should go into Cleveland with a majority if delegates.

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I do not agree with your first statement that they cannot beat Trump together or alone. As of now, Trump does not have a majority. If Trump wins a majority he should get the nom. If not, then not so fast.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 10:32 AM (gmeXX)

552 Taft? Former Republican presidential candidate and Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase was scheming like a mad Dervish to replace Abe as the Republican nominee in the 1864 contest. Lincoln outmaneuvered him and the victory at Atlanta sealed Chase's political fate. When Lincoln offered Chase the position of CJ of the US Supreme Court, Chase grabbed it.

Posted by: mrp at March 02, 2016 10:32 AM (JBggj)

553 That astronaut that spent a year in space doesn't look too hopeful for a
Mars mission. He could hardly pick up a can of paint - which I imagine
would be in the 8 to 10 pound range.


Those guys are pretty skinny to start with.
Fat asstronauts FTW!

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 10:32 AM (UmCLB)

554 The Rubiobots have come together to form their Voltron of Spin this morning:

"Golly, Rubio and Cruz BOTH did so gosh darned well that neither should drop out and we should just push this to a brokered convention (where we nominate Rubio whether you peons like it or not)."

Posted by: El Kabong at March 02, 2016 10:32 AM (MCmqp)

555 Something somebody said back there been tickling my mind...

Ah...

troyriser: ...Trump supporters are coming off as personality cultists. It's weird and it's creepy and it's out of step with American history and tradition....

Not counting the history and tradition of eight years of Obama cultists.

There, got that out of my head.

Posted by: mindful webworker - another brainworm extricated at March 02, 2016 10:33 AM (Yu4ah)

556 18 Ambassador Stevens wanted out before his death

He's out. What is he bitching about?

Posted by: Hillary at March 02, 2016 08:12 AM (DUoqb)


*spits coffee on screen and kittee"

...and this is why i come here.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 02, 2016 10:34 AM (gxIP7)

557
I could handle Cruz/Rubio.

That really is the compromise ticket-

Conservatives get Cruz....hurrah!

GOPe gets Rubio (Ala GHW Bush to undo a lot of Cruz's good work after 8 years)...so they get something too.


Rubio/Cruz...I stay home. And no, I'm not kidding.

8 yrs of Rubio puts the cherry on The Enfuckening of America and I won't vote for that.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 02, 2016 10:34 AM (0cMkb)

558 ...Rubio'sa devoutCatholic...

Nancy Pelosi , Ted Kennedy ...

Currently we seem to have two official parties.
sadducee or pharisee

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:35 AM (CzhL0)

559
I want to see one of the prospective nominees start talking about immigration reform.

In the present case, reform would be classed as securing the border and rigorously enforcing all aspects of EXISTING law.

What a novel approach that would be.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 02, 2016 10:35 AM (P/8aq)

560 >>>>Ambassador Stevens wanted out before his death

Out? You mean like in baseball?

Posted by: El Kabong at March 02, 2016 10:35 AM (MCmqp)

561 I ant the personality cult of Trump.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 10:36 AM (xuouz)

562 troyriser: ...Trump supporters are coming off as personality cultists. It's weird and it's creepy and it's out of step with American history and tradition....

Not counting the history and tradition of eight years of Obama cultists.



History and tradition?
Kick ass and burn it down.
Otherwise, y'all would still be under the Crown and I'd be speaking espanol.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 10:36 AM (+058L)

563 Trump is NOT a racist. Rather he is like every other liberal who just feels superior to others. I bet he claims 'I have a lot of black friends! '

Again Trump is NOT a racist but what person over the age of 50 who isn't a hermit can claim they don't know who David Duke is? Trump's not a very good liar. Or maybe he is since his lies and denials don't seem to hurt him.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 02, 2016 10:36 AM (UGLi1)

564 Hillary should be held to account for abandoning Stevens and the others. Stevens should have just abandoned his post or called obama directly.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 10:36 AM (iQIUe)

565 >>>>Ambassador Stevens wanted out before his death



Out? You mean like in baseball?>>>

I think more like in Dodgeball.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 02, 2016 10:36 AM (XtAzU)

566 17 NJ newspapers call for Christie's resignation
Seven newspapers. He's being hit hard. Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 02, 2016 08:12 AM (qCMvj)

Hey, a man's gotta follow the gravy train! But someone ought to tell him it's not a REAL train of gravy before he gets in too deep.

Posted by: LizLem at March 02, 2016 10:37 AM (QGTpc)

567 "I ant........"


Clarify please.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 02, 2016 10:37 AM (WVsWD)

568 Cruz/Rubio

Can I buy a life insurance policy on Cruz with the proceeds going to me?

Too many people have big bucks ridding on Rubio. They shot RWR trying to get GHWB. Don't know who they are. If I did I would be dead. :-)

Posted by: scorecard at March 02, 2016 10:37 AM (CzhL0)

569 Well no shit.


http://tinyurl.com/hyks58u


The self proclaimed 'ambassador of hope' visited a Syrian migrant camp in Calais to show his support for refugees. The camp is set to be closed down, so Hollywood actor Jude Law went to see their living situation.

He never expected them to turn on him and his celebrity friends.

'We were shocked to see some of the migrants acting like football hooligans. The security team had stones thrown at them, and two had their phones smashed then stolen. Jude and Tom were told to stay in the bus shortly before the ambush as the atmosphere was building,' a source said.
----


👊 Reality 👊

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 10:38 AM (/D5Lf)

570 Posted by: El Kabong at March 02, 2016 10:35 AM (MCmqp)

'El Kabong'. *snicker* Your nic wins the Internets. I laugh at the Saturday morning cartoon flackbacks I get every time I see it.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 10:38 AM (UWlp+)

571 Posted by: scorecard


*waves at Oliver Stone*

Posted by: Your So Very Helpful Spouse at March 02, 2016 10:39 AM (1xUj/)

572 "I ant........"



I bee therefore I ant.

Posted by: naturalfake - Philosopher King at March 02, 2016 10:39 AM (0cMkb)

573
Possible MH370 tail stabilizer found in Mozambique. Near ocean.


The black hole burped?----------BackwardsBoy

Wrong end, but something like that.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW LLC at March 02, 2016 10:39 AM (uhftQ)

574 >>>Again Trump is NOT a racist but what person over the age of 50 who isn't a hermit can claim they don't know who David Duke is? Trump's not a very good liar. Or maybe he is since his lies and denials don't seem to hurt him.

I think he panicked in that interview. Trump is VERY aware of his base and the loudest segment of it is the alt-right. He tried to think of some way to disavow the KKK but knew it might piss off the more racially charged segment of his supporters...and failed.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 02, 2016 10:39 AM (MCmqp)

575 155 g'mornin, 'rons
Posted by: AltonJackson at March 02, 2016 08:49 AM (ZQfW9)

Nice blog you got there. Oh and good morning to you too.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 10:39 AM (UnJ7w)

576 Ok so I was so happy this morning and now the wise ones are saying - it doesn't matter there is no way for Cruz to win. Can you conjure up a way he could win? I want Cruz, I'll take Trump. Cruz on SC yes -VP yes.

Also could one of you fix it so that the comments are audible and I would like a AOSHQ sweat shirt.

Posted by: tops at March 02, 2016 10:40 AM (p5xLT)

577 I want to see one of the prospective nominees start talking about immigration reform.



Bwahahahaha. Which one?
Candidate Soccer balls and teddy bears/w Glenn Beck or Candidate Gang of 8?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 10:40 AM (+058L)

578 I could handle Cruz/Rubio.

Ah yes. The 'bargaining' stage.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 10:41 AM (UmCLB)

579 Clarify please.

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

A couple of days ago I made a typo. Ant instead of want. The horde picked it up and batted it around like a half dead mouse. I commented that oh crap, I've created a meme haven't i? Which only made it worse.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 10:41 AM (kTF2Z)

580 History and tradition?
Kick ass and burn it down.
Otherwise, y'all would still be under the Crown and I'd be speaking espanol.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 10:36 AM (+058L)

A guy like Trump would have made 'Deals' with the crown, don't fool yourself.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 10:41 AM (UnJ7w)

581 here's Trump on WSJ about it

http://on.wsj.com/1UyHBXP

seems pretty clear and unequivocal to me

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 10:41 AM (L3GKO)

582 565 >>>>Ambassador Stevens wanted out before his death



Out? You mean like in baseball?>>>

I think more like in Dodgeball.




He would have been happy to walk home.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 10:42 AM (+058L)

583 I want to see one of the prospective nominees start talking about immigration reform.


Ooh! Over here!

Posted by: Ben Carson at March 02, 2016 10:42 AM (UmCLB)

584 A couple of days ago I made a typo. Ant instead of want. The horde picked it up and batted it around like a half dead mouse. I commented that oh crap, I've created a meme haven't i? Which only made it worse.


At least you didn't kill anyone like that nice preacher lady did.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 10:42 AM (1xUj/)

585
Cruz/Rubio

Can I buy a life insurance policy on Cruz with the proceeds going to me?

Too many people have big bucks ridding on Rubio. They shot RWR trying to get GHWB. Don't know who they are. If I did I would be dead. :-) --------scorecard

We're watching you.

Posted by: Illuminati at March 02, 2016 10:42 AM (uhftQ)

586 Which only made it worse.

========

That's your opinion.

Posted by: mrp at March 02, 2016 10:42 AM (JBggj)

587 Anti trump super pac group are Bushies still trying to control the process


Fuck them

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 10:42 AM (zOTsN)

588 You guys still alive in here? Surviving on coffee?

Posted by: Draki at March 02, 2016 10:43 AM (0eidE)

589 Ed Rollins on Fox...

He's terrific in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

Posted by: wait... that's not Mike Ehrmantraut?! at March 02, 2016 10:43 AM (H9MG5)

590 Anybody watch The Grinder? It's hilarious. Love Maya Rudolph. Hope she continues to guest star.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 10:43 AM (iQIUe)

591 Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 10:40 AM (+058L)

Shame you live in Texas and you have no idea why Cruz accepted Beck's invitation to join him at the border. But it does prove that at the minimum, Cruz should have known it would be bad optics for those on the Right who didn't bother to listen to what he had to say.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 02, 2016 10:44 AM (UGLi1)

592 I think Obama/Clinton were running guns to Assad's jihadi opposition through Benghazi, Stevens knew about it, and they left him out to hang because they didn't want it to come to light

plus, they're a bunch of derelict grifter anti-American assholes

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 10:44 AM (L3GKO)

593 >>>The black hole burped?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 02, 2016 10:32 AM (LUgeY)

***

Given the prevailing currents in the Indian Ocean, it's likely that piece of debris entered the water off the west coast of Australia.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 10:44 AM (bpn7O)

594
looks like it is may be trump/christie 2016 on the gop side.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 10:44 AM (ODxAs)

595 here's Trump on WSJ about it



http://on.wsj.com/1UyHBXP



seems pretty clear and unequivocal to me



Christie bobble-heading in the background is a little...needy.

Posted by: Ben Carson at March 02, 2016 10:45 AM (UmCLB)

596 588 You guys still alive in here? Surviving on coffee?


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

Surviving on rain water and dead bugs. Kinda like my childhood.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 10:45 AM (kTF2Z)

597 You guys still alive in here? Surviving on coffee?


Caffeine, nicotine & benzedrine.
There's a country song in there somewhere.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 10:45 AM (+058L)

598 Posted by: mindful webworker - another brainworm extricated at March 02, 2016 10:33 AM (Yu4ah)

He really thought that through.

Posted by: BignJames at March 02, 2016 10:45 AM (x9c8r)

599 Not at all.

I prefer Cruz - straight up, No Mario

I'm okay with Trump, but with Trump I prefer Cruz as Veep (esp. if he has a big part to play as Pres of Senate)

I'm okay with Cruz/Mario - look at how long it took the turds of the GOPe/DNCe to squander Reagan's great economy


Mario - unacceptable.

Mario/Cruz - adding sweet dairy cream to a huge cow flop does not make strawberry shortcake.



Posted by: naturalfake at March 02, 2016 10:46 AM (0cMkb)

600 >>NJ newspapers call for Christie's resignation

Seven newspapers. He's being hit hard

All papers owned by same owner. That's explains the coordinated message.

Also, they accuse him of "arrogance" and "hypocrisy." Uh, which makes him difference from most politicians how?


I am not a Christy fan, but I am not OK with a Lefty media mogul deciding to purge a GOP governor just because. The Dems don't deserve that win, especially after John Corzine's, Bob Toricelli's shenanigans.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 02, 2016 10:46 AM (NOIQH)

601 /damn 8th place sock

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 10:46 AM (UmCLB)

602 Feh ...I'll see your conspiracy theory and raise you my tin-foil hat that the subsequent investigation went nowhere because too many Republicans (looking at you McCain) not only knew but approved.

Posted by: Irony at March 02, 2016 10:47 AM (UqKfP)

603 Question; if Trump skipped the next debate would he get even more press? Would it hurt him at all?

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 02, 2016 10:47 AM (gxIP7)

604 I was standing in line to vote yesterday and a lady walked through the line to gather anyone who was voting democrat. Out of around 130 people she came up with maybe 6. I love my neighborhood. She walked them to the front of the line because no one was voting democrat so I guess that side of the room was not too busy at all. Now I'm wondering, was that legal?

Posted by: Dang at March 02, 2016 10:48 AM (2oWD2)

605 a call for Christie to resign over what? endorsing Trump?

last time I checked, Christie was a US citizen in good standing

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 10:48 AM (L3GKO)

606 Ok so I was so happy this morning and now the wise ones are saying - it doesn't matter there is no way for Cruz to win. Posted by: tops at March 02, 2016 10:40 AM (p5xLT)

Don't listen to the naysaying.

Today was the day Trump was supposed to have "swept" the south and crowned the winner of the nomination. Delegate wise it's still tight race with Trump on top. Trump and Trump supporters will keep saying it's over but it's not. Even after yesterday's results Trump is still at the 34% aggregate of support. At this point he's still a plurality candidate.



This could change in the next couple of weeks but I'll stand by what I've been saying: Get ready for a brokered convention.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 10:48 AM (UnJ7w)

607 I didn't want Trump, but it's over and the other candidates need to drop out.

Whatever happens, if Trump is somehow denied, he's going to run a write in campaign and you almost can't blame him at this point.

Rubio tanked and Cruz won his home state but couldn't even get to 50%.

The only path forward for any of these guys is a contested convention and that really will guarantee a President Hillary.

Also, the histrionics are getting ridiculous, especially from elected Republicans who should know to keep their mouths shut. They have said FAR worse things about Trump than they have Obama.

Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 10:48 AM (bH+3Z)

608 Updated: Current Delegate Count After Super Tuesday- Trump 316, Cruz 226, Rubio 106, Kasich 25, Carson 8, Delegates Still Pending

-WZ

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 10:49 AM (/D5Lf)

609 >>..the subsequent investigation went nowhere because too many Republicans (looking at you McCain) not only knew but approved.

McCain has Muslim Brotherhood on his staff. This came out when he hired disgraced Syria analyst Elizabeth O'Bagy. McCain is compromised.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 02, 2016 10:49 AM (NOIQH)

610 Christie?

Nah. It suck that the media is on his ass but he is no VP.

Trump has 8 years to establish an anti-GOPe/RINO dynasty ( not kingdom).

to paraphrase Grump928(c):

Cruz is the one.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 10:49 AM (UmCLB)

611 agreed, irony

this administration has a long and revolting history of corruption and incompetence

"conspiracy" doesn't even begin to describe it

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 10:50 AM (L3GKO)

612 It's often useful to judge a person by his enemies. That's why either Trump or Cruz are equally ok with me. Guess how I view our political Parties...

Posted by: kraken at March 02, 2016 10:50 AM (sdxPm)

613 Also, the histrionics are getting ridiculous, especially from elected Republicans who should know to keep their mouths shut. They have said FAR worse things about Trump than they have Obama.
Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 10:48 AM (bH+3Z)

____

Because deep down most Republicans like Obama. It's why they have done nothing but give him everything he's asked for. They don't really hate Trump either, they're just afraid that with him in the WH, the graft won't flow as easily.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 10:50 AM (0LHZx)

614 604 I was standing in line to vote yesterday and a lady walked through the line to gather anyone who was voting democrat. Out of around 130 people she came up with maybe 6. I love my neighborhood. She walked them to the front of the line because no one was voting democrat so I guess that side of the room was not too busy at all. Now I'm wondering, was that legal?
Posted by: Dang at March 02, 2016 10:48 AM (2oWD2)

____

Secret ballots? Pffft. That' so old skool.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 10:52 AM (0LHZx)

615 >>>This could change in the next couple of weeks but I'll stand by what I've been saying: Get ready for a brokered convention.

And a complete overhaul of the primary rules.

This is the only shot the base is going to have at nominating a non-Establishment candidate. After this clusterfuck, the GOP will rig the game (as you see with Hillary's superdelegates) to prevent another Trump or Cruz from happening.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 02, 2016 10:52 AM (MCmqp)

616 I prefer Cruz - straight up, No Mario



I'm okay with Trump, but with Trump I prefer Cruz as Veep (esp. if he has a big part to play as Pres of Senate)

_________

Also as traditional VP in going internationally as US representative. Nobody trusts Biden internationally, but Cruz could do it well with the benefit of explaining constitutional governance to NGOs who seem to be everywhere pushing for more soft money from the US.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 10:52 AM (MIKMs)

617 I like the idea of Cruz as VP as I think it would make Trump tow the conservative line, but it will hurt him with the electorate at large as he's going to have a hard time making the case to non-Republican voters.

I'd rather he cut a deal with nominating Cruz on the Supreme Court.

Of course, I'm still not convinced Trump actually wins, but I'm trying to keep an open mind.

Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 10:52 AM (bH+3Z)

618 NJ newspapers call for Christie's resignation

Seven newspapers. He's being hit hard

All papers owned by same owner. That's explains the coordinated message.

Also, they accuse him of "arrogance" and "hypocrisy." Uh, which makes him difference from most politicians how?


I am not a Christy fan, but I am not OK with a Lefty media mogul deciding to purge a GOP governor just because. The Dems don't deserve that win, especially after John Corzine's, Bob Toricelli's shenanigans.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 02, 2016 10:46 AM (NOIQH)

Apparently, Gov. are no longer permitted in NJ to endorse someone in their own party?

Posted by: Jen the original at March 02, 2016 10:52 AM (dErES)

619 They have said FAR worse things about Trump than they have Obama.

And Cruz.

Remember Miss Lindsey's death threat.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 10:53 AM (UmCLB)

620 McCain hired O'Bagy? Yet more evidence that he is a doddering old fool.

http://bzfd.it/1LxyMeX

She was fired for lying about her academic credentials.

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 10:53 AM (L3GKO)

621 As an addendum, I will never vote for a nominee who is the result of a "deal", call it "backroom" or "brokered".

Posted by: kraken at March 02, 2016 10:54 AM (sdxPm)

622 I might support a brokered convention if it was done in one of the following ways:
Brackets: Kasich vs Carson for Cinderella slot, then Trump vs Kasich/Carson winner and Cruz vs Rubio, final two head to head
Keep shedding the last place guy until the winner goes above 50% - everybody, everybody-Carson, Trump/Cruz/Rubio only, Trump v Cruz (assuming Trump and Cruz finish 1&2 on previous vote)
Pool table: winner of first ballot stays, hold vote to find best challenger. Trump vs challenger, winner take all

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 02, 2016 10:54 AM (55WWj)

623 Moo may have the right of it.

Of this I'm sure ... McCain et.al. absolutely fear a few million people like me much more than they fear Hillary.

Posted by: Irony at March 02, 2016 10:54 AM (UqKfP)

624 Cruz as President of the Senate would be hilarious. If that happens, he should supply each Senator seat with a Depends pad.

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 10:54 AM (L3GKO)

625 Hillary 1055, Sander 418? I guess the dirty communist hippies #FeltTheBern last night.

Posted by: CrustyB at March 02, 2016 10:54 AM (GvSpB)

626 Because deep down most Republicans like Obama. It's why they have done nothing but give him everything he's asked for. They don't really hate Trump either, they're just afraid that with him in the WH, the graft won't flow as easily.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 10:50 AM (0LHZx)

They're afraid of being called RW racists by the media and Obama.....which is happening anyway...saps.

Posted by: BignJames at March 02, 2016 10:54 AM (x9c8r)

627 606 - Thank you

Posted by: tops at March 02, 2016 10:55 AM (p5xLT)

628
Because deep down most Republicans like Obama. It's why they have done nothing but give him everything he's asked for.

And yet, Obama's supporters claim the Republicans have obstructed him at every turn.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 02, 2016 10:56 AM (FkBIv)

629 Because deep down most Republicans like Obama. It's why they have done nothing but give him everything he's asked for. They don't really hate Trump either, they're just afraid that with him in the WH, the graft won't flow as easily.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo



People are vain creatures and when they are rejected or their little fiefdom is being rocked, they lash out and don't think about the consequences, it's all about their ego.

I don't think Republicans that oppose Trump are closet Obama socialists who want 8 more years of this. Ted Cruz has been making the case that Trump is a menace, I don;t think he secretly likes Trump.

Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 10:57 AM (bH+3Z)

630 "the graft won't flow as easily"

I don't think it's this. It's that Trump isn't to the Manor Born. He didn't go to the right schools. He doesn't speak like a "cultured" person. His wife is prettier than all their wives. He has actual private sector experience.

He makes them feel beta, when they've been telling themselves otherwise for decades.

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 10:57 AM (L3GKO)

631 As an addendum, I will never vote for a nominee who is the result of a "deal", call it "backroom" or "brokered".

Posted by: kraken

Even if it's Trump?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 10:57 AM (VAsIq)

632 Meant secretly likes Obama

Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 10:57 AM (bH+3Z)

633 Right wing racists ? Hell ... I think they're mortified at being called right wing.

Posted by: Irony at March 02, 2016 10:57 AM (UqKfP)

634 And yet, Obama's supporters claim the Republicans have obstructed him at every turn.>>>

Spoiled children will always ask for more.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 02, 2016 10:57 AM (XtAzU)

635 624
Cruz as President of the Senate would be hilarious. If that happens, he should supply each Senator seat with a Depends pad.


Just before opening the floor he should read a selection from Seuss at every Senate meeting.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 10:57 AM (UmCLB)

636 And yet, Obama's supporters claim the Republicans have obstructed him at every turn.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 02, 2016 10:56 AM (FkBIv)

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Republicans pretend to obstruct for a few days/weeks, while sending out emails pleading for $25 to stop Obama's Agenda. Then after a few acts of Failure Theater, they cave 100%. But the leftist vermin always forget about the cave and concentrate on the temporary obstruction.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 10:58 AM (0LHZx)

637 Here's a clue:

Build a fucking wall. Or at the very least, say it.

NOT "Amnesty, fuck yeah!"

And Trump would be a footnote.
___________________

This.

Why is this so f*cking hard for these idiot politicians to understand?

Americans see their local schools overrun (at significant cost to them in terms of increased property taxes) by hostile illegal aliens; they see themselves and their neighbors forced to train their sneering foreign replacements for their jobs; they read headlines every day about brazen illegal alien criminals running amok in their neighborhoods, and reckless illegal alien drunk drivers killing people on their streets. Then there are the terrorist attacks (9/11, Boston, San Bernardino, etc.) by "immigrants," and the many arrests of "immigrants" who've been caught planning terror attacks, or running off to terrorist training camps overseas (some of whom use their damn welfare money to pay for the plane tickets).

Americans who can scarcely afford to pay their own bills stand in the grocery store behind Mexicans or Bosnians or Somalis whipping out their EBT cards to pay for cartloads full of groceries (which they then pack into their late-model cars). Your elderly neighbor, who fought for the U.S. in Korea, can't get a doctor's appointment at the local VA, but when you take your kid to the ER after a football injury, you see illegal aliens getting ushered in ahead of you for their "free" treatment (while you sit there filling out dozens of financial and insurance forms and offering up multiple forms of ID before they'll deign to see your kid). You read in the paper about how Obama has cut billions of dollars from the VA budget; meanwhile, he's put billions more dollars into a program to resettle more Syrian "refugees" in your neighborhoods. You struggle with tax forms (or pay an accountant hundreds of dollars) at tax time so you can comply with all the laws and file your IRS returns, while millions of illegal aliens get a pass (and millions of others get checks for "tax credits" from the U.S. Treasury).

Every day, over and over again, we are assaulted with the evidence of how our own government, which is paid for with our tax dollars, is selling us down the river. The people who are supposed to be our representatives don't give a hot damn about our interests, and are using our money to import and/or support foreigners, many of whom hate our guts and many others of whom are happily robbing us blind (with the active aid and complicity of our own government).

Americans are fed up with this bullshit. Why was Donald Trump the only one with the guts to say "enough of this shit!"? Instead of supporting amnesty (Rubio) or unlimited H1-B's (Cruz), why didn't they say "hey, we have the lowest labor participation rate in decades. We need to slow down immigration until we can get unemployed/under-employed Americans back to work. The American government's first job is to protect and promote the interests of Americans. Allowing unlimited millions of hostile, poor, diseased, and/or criminal foreigners to swarm our borders and plant themselves on our welfare rolls and/or prey upon our citizens does not serve our citizens' interests; neither does passing laws that make it cheaper for employers to hire foreigners over Americans. This bullshit needs to be stopped, and I will work with congress to make sure it is stopped."

Any reasonably competent candidate who said something like that would wiped every other candidate off the map. But they're all so damn afraid of being called raaaaaaacists or Islamophobes or whatever, or getting cold-cocked by the C-of-C big money donors, that they won't do it.

Hence, the Donald.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 10:58 AM (df5V4)

638 It's often useful to judge a person by his enemies. That's why either Trump or Cruz are equally ok with me. Guess how I view our political Parties...
Posted by: kraken at March 02, 2016 10:50 AM (sdxPm)

I think Chapelle would agree with all of his haters.

Posted by: Draki at March 02, 2016 10:58 AM (0eidE)

639 Come on, Trump is to the manor born -- how much did he inherit? He did go to the right schools and inherited a lot of money. Robin Leach, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 10:59 AM (MIKMs)

640 Apparently, Gov. are no longer permitted in NJ to endorse someone in their own party?
Posted by: Jen


I think Christie is about as low as a politician can be, but the idea he should resign for endorsing the Republican frontrunner really is absurd.

Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 10:59 AM (bH+3Z)

641 @605

As a NJ resident I am getting a little bit tired of Christies big fat nothing agenda in NJ.

He hasn't reduced the size, scope and reach of government, he has actually massively expanded it.

He hasn't articulated a solution to the pension crisis which has been kicked down the road for decades.

He's been on the road for six months campaigning for the Presidency and now is going to be campaigning for Trump.

His actions are setting the environment for the Donks to take over the Governorship in the next election because he is not leaving any legacy that the next GOP Gov candidate can use to get themselves elected.

"Elect me and I continue the work of Governor Christie"

The next GOP candidate is going to have to run against the Donk and Christie.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 02, 2016 10:59 AM (6AuRN)

642 604 I was standing in line to vote yesterday and a
lady walked through the line to gather anyone who was voting democrat.
Out of around 130 people she came up with maybe 6. I love my
neighborhood. She walked them to the front of the line because no one
was voting democrat so I guess that side of the room was not too busy at
all. Now I'm wondering, was that legal?

Posted by: Dang at March 02, 2016 10:48 AM (2oWD2)



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Secret ballots? Pffft. That' so old skool.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo


I called the county office and they said there are two lines that go into the building to vote so it was not out of the ordinary to tell idiots that they were in the wrong line and could go the the idiots side of the room to vote with no waiting. Again, love my neighborhood.

Posted by: Dang at March 02, 2016 11:00 AM (2oWD2)

643 I don't get the idea of promoting Cruz as Trump's VP. I will be voting Cruz in my states primary, but it seems to me that Cruz accepting the VP spot has the potential for tremendous downside for Cruz's career. If Trump a one term blunder he takes Cruz down with him. Why would Cruz risk that?

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 11:00 AM (rsudF)

644 631-- Even if it's Trump. This choice is easy for me t make because I've lost all faith in the"Party". GOPe is not some idle phrase to me.

Posted by: kraken at March 02, 2016 11:00 AM (sdxPm)

645 >>>I think Chapelle would agree with all of his haters.

Posted by: Draki at March 02, 2016 10:58 AM (0eidE)<<<

**starts kicking with his dirty boots**

Fuck your couch, GOPe. Fuck your couch!

Posted by: Chappelle as Rick James at March 02, 2016 11:00 AM (H9MG5)

646 Thank you
Posted by: tops at March 02, 2016 10:55 AM (p5xLT)

You're welcome. Cruz is nobody's fool. He's in this to win it or come out of it in a high and important position. It's all good baby babeh!

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:01 AM (UnJ7w)

647
Posted by: TrivialPursuer


Great comment.

I read the whole thing.

It's like you are talking about my life.


Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:01 AM (UmCLB)

648 10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
12:10 am || Participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony
3:10 pm || Honors the 2015- 2016 College Football Playoff National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide; East Room
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Did anything come out of the meeting yesterday regarding the USSC?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 11:02 AM (/D5Lf)

649 If Trump a one term blunder he takes Cruz down with him. Why would Cruz risk that?

Romney's zero term blunder worked out for Paul Ryan.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:02 AM (UmCLB)

650 Hence, the Donald.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer



Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 11:02 AM (+058L)

651 I've never voted in a primary...so when you go to vote, there are two lines, for Dems and Reps? That seems very weird. I get that there are separate ballots for each, but separate voting lines? I dunno, doesn't seem right that your party identification should be out there on display for the world to see while waiting in line.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:03 AM (0LHZx)

652 >>> Because deep down most Republicans like Obama. It's why they have done nothing but give him everything he's asked for.

"And yet, Obama's supporters claim the Republicans have obstructed him at every turn."

There should be an introductory handbook of hints and tips for aspiring Republican political figures. Setting forth empirical realpolitik as opposed to what's taught in undergrad poli-sci classes.

#5: "No matter WHAT you do, you'll be accused of racism, obstructionism, and probably forms of -ism not yet even thought up. So forge ahead boldly. You might as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb."

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:03 AM (noWW6)

653 Part of the problem is that Catholic politicians feel cognitive dissonance when it comes to defending a) the free market, b) the nation-state, and c) the American idea of freedom.

That's a problem. It has been swept under the rug since Kennedy. Catholics who admire the free market, the nation-state, and the American idea of rugged individual liberty need to be more vocal. These things are the conditions in which Christian virtue can actually flourish.

The "social market," globalist collectives, and the leftist idea of limited freedom produces the shitstorm you're currently seeing all over Europe.

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 11:03 AM (L3GKO)

654 "the graft won't flow as easily"



It's not this, the opposition is that Trump is not very deft with the stuff about race.

Some love him for this, I personally think he could be FAR more effective if he was able to avoid it altogether.

I know they say this about EVERY Republican, but with Trump it can stick if he's not careful. His tendency to want to say something outrageous to command a news cycle is my fear.

Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 11:03 AM (bH+3Z)

655 I meant to say I never voted in a primary physically...I've voted by mail a few times.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:04 AM (0LHZx)

656 He hasn't reduced the size, scope and reach of government, he has actually massively expanded it.
Posted by: Kreplach at March 02, 2016 10:59 AM (6AuRN)

But he sure can dress down the minion teacher's in the teachers' union. Nothing like watching someone with a sense of entitlement get a dose of reality.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:04 AM (UnJ7w)

657 ... kiss the general goodbye.


Posted by: Ignoramus

If Trump is the nominee the general's lost anyway.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:04 AM (VAsIq)

658 >>Did anything come out of the meeting yesterday regarding the USSC?

Supposedly McConnell told Obama to shove it.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 02, 2016 11:04 AM (/tuJf)

659 I still think the best course of action for Cruz is to try to stop Trump.

Posted by: Lauren at March 02, 2016 11:04 AM (92Dmd)

660 "Come on, Trump is to the manor born"

My point is that they bridle because he doesn't act like it.

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 11:04 AM (L3GKO)

661 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016


Nothing trivial there.

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 11:04 AM (fbovC)

662 I meant to say I never voted in a primary physically...I've voted by mail a few times.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo


Wouldn't want to accidentally come in contact with the poors?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:05 AM (VAsIq)

663 Romney's zero term blunder worked out for Paul Ryan.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:02 AM (UmCLB)


____________________________________________

Actually that makes for some great trivia. Has anyone who lost as VP ever come back to win the presidency?

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 11:05 AM (rsudF)

664 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 10:58 AM (df5V4)

Donald was the only one to call for acceptance of the Syrian refugees until he didn't.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 02, 2016 11:05 AM (UGLi1)

665 >>>>Romney's zero term blunder worked out for Paul Ryan.


Ouch! I think Romney just felt that one.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:05 AM (UnJ7w)

666 It's too bad Cruz couldn't quite get to 50% in Texas, that would have evened out the delegates a bit.

Rubio seems to be done despite taking MN -- he's still way behind in FL. Time for him to get behind Cruz while it still matters.

Anyone who gets behind Trump deserves to burn in the train wreck.

Posted by: TallDave at March 02, 2016 11:06 AM (74ZYB)

667 Caffeine, nicotine benzedrine.

There's a country song in there somewhere.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 10:45 AM


"Who put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine?"

Posted by: Gaston the Waiter at March 02, 2016 11:06 AM (bzd8I)

668 Off, stinky French sock!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 02, 2016 11:06 AM (bzd8I)

669 Funny story from my polling place:

The guy in front of me finished voting and was told to get his sticker.

"Maybe I should grab two and pretend to be a democrat," he said to the democrat election judge.


We need AoS business cards to hand out in these situations.

Posted by: Lauren at March 02, 2016 11:07 AM (92Dmd)

670 "Hence, the Donald."

This screed should be printed out in large type and returned in the prepaid envelope which accompanies GOPe fundraising appeals.

Or written in drawn blood across their door sills. I'm all right either way.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:07 AM (noWW6)

671 Come on, Trump is to the manor born -- how much did he inherit? He did go to the right schools and inherited a lot of money. Robin Leach, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 10:59 AM (MIKMs)

It's aesthetic.

There's rich and elegant and there's rich and gauche. And it has much, much less to do with actual style and everything to do with upper-class virtue-signalling.

It's the difference between riche and nouveau-riche. It's the difference between having a summer house and a yacht on Lake Tahoe and a summer house and a yacht in the Hamptons.

Trump is rich and Trump. Old money is rich and old money. Am I making sense?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 11:07 AM (xuouz)

672 TP excellent post

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 11:07 AM (L3GKO)

673 Again, something back up thread tickling my brain.

Aha...

me: ...delicious banana-chocolate chocolate chip cookies...

scorecard: ...Fax me one and tweet me some coffee...

Fax? What is this, the 19th Century?

(Whew - Another brainworm deleted.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - slow, but, sure at March 02, 2016 11:07 AM (Yu4ah)

674 "Come on, Trump is to the manor born"

My point is that they bridle because he doesn't act like it.



Black sheep FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 11:07 AM (+058L)

675 Dude he went to Wharton. He didn't go to Princeton or Harvard or Yale.

It's aesthetic.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 11:08 AM (xuouz)

676 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:03 AM (0LHZx)

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Your state may differ. There are no national rules for how a polling place is run.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 11:08 AM (rsudF)

677 637 Here's a clue:

Build a fucking wall. Or at the very least, say it.

NOT "Amnesty, fuck yeah!"

And Trump would be a footnote.
___________________

This.

Why is this so f*cking hard for these idiot politicians to understand?

__________________


I really don't understand this, they will tow the line for things like abortion but border control is a position that resonates across the aisle.

When AZ had the SB1070 fracas and the MSM went nuclear over it, they took a poll and it had something like 70% plus support nationwide. The Governor won reelection by like 20 points after signing it.

What other item on the Republican agenda has over 70% support?

Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 11:08 AM (bH+3Z)

678 Very insulting what you said about my coat..

it's made from your mothers pubic hair

Posted by: Silky Johnson at March 02, 2016 11:08 AM (/D5Lf)

679 Trivial Pursuer. Well said. Should be a post or in the sidebar

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 11:08 AM (zOTsN)

680 I've never voted in a primary...so when you go to vote, there are two lines, for Dems and Reps? That seems very weird. I get that there are separate ballots for each, but separate voting lines? I dunno, doesn't seem right that your party identification should be out there on display for the world to see while waiting in line.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:03 AM (0LHZx)

I think it depends on if your state has an open primary(meaning you can vote for either party, regardless of your own registration, or if you must vote your registration). If you must vote your registration, then it makes sense to simply have two lines. You might as well identify in that case which party you are voting for because you would need to do so to obtain the correct ballot when you get to a poll worker anyway. My own precinct is not exactly private, it's in a 100 year old town hall that holds about 150 people and the poll workers sit at 3 x 9 tables.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 02, 2016 11:08 AM (dErES)

681 >>>And yet, Obama's supporters claim the Republicans have obstructed him at every turn.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 02, 2016 10:56 AM (FkBIv)

***

Strikes me, overall, as a very unhealthy relationship. I mean, "battered wife" unhealthy.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 02, 2016 11:08 AM (bpn7O)

682 Nuts. Ivanka is scheduled to have her baby the night of next weeks debate.

What a fantastic grandfather Trump will be. The man will not bat an eye at missing a vital (and yet stale) debate to be there for his daughter and newborn grandchild.
None of us, not one of us could hold that against the man. There will be other debates.

Posted by: Drider at March 02, 2016 11:08 AM (bdzyz)

683 608 Updated: Current Delegate Count After Super Tuesday- Trump 316, Cruz 226, Rubio 106, Kasich 25, Carson 8, Delegates Still Pending
-WZ
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 10:49 AM (/D5Lf)


The way this primary has gone, I'd be unsurprised to see Rubio pledge all his delegates to Trump.

Expect the unexpected seems to be the rule.

Posted by: jwb7605 at March 02, 2016 11:09 AM (DofIg)

684 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 10:58 AM (df5V4)

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Pitch perfect. The only thing I would add is that, as Ace pointed out yesterday, it's not like this snuck up on them. Plenty of warning signs along the way, Cantor's ouster being the most glaring example.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 02, 2016 11:09 AM (kTF2Z)

685 I meant to say I never voted in a primary physically...I've voted by mail a few times.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo

Wouldn't want to accidentally come in contact with the poors?
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:05 AM (VAsIq)

Hey don't make fun of Moo Moo, do you know how much he spent on the skyway between his manor and his exercise complex?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 02, 2016 11:10 AM (xuouz)

686 *kicks the thread*


Shouldn't the blog have drawn a picture by now?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 02, 2016 11:10 AM (1xUj/)

687 It's too bad Cruz couldn't quite get to 50% in Texas, that would have evened out the delegates a bit.

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Just an observation. From what I understand, if Texas allocated its delegates the same as SC, Cruz would have won all of them?

Is that true?

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:10 AM (gmeXX)

688 Picture that bespoke asshat, David Brooks, and Donald Trump in the same room.

The bow-tie NRO crowd is particularly fastidious.

Brooks is acceptably Ralph Lauren Polo. Trump is Drakkar Noir.

hahahahaha

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 11:10 AM (L3GKO)

689 Anyone who can't get behind what Trivial Pursuer wrote, I'm looking at you GOP, deserves to die in the train wreck

Posted by: ThunderB at March 02, 2016 11:10 AM (zOTsN)

690 Anyone who gets behind Trump deserves to burn in the train wreck.

Posted by: TallDave



spittle.

flecked

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:10 AM (UmCLB)

691 Wouldn't want to accidentally come in contact with the poors?
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:05 AM (VAsIq)


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I live in a state with 100% mail voting Turd.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:11 AM (0LHZx)

692 Donald was the only one to call for acceptance of the Syrian refugees until he didn't.
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Trump has contradicted himself on a number of positions.

He is a highly imperfect candidate. I don't dispute that. He's not even my first choice. I prefer Cruz (despite his former stand on expanding H1-B visas, and waffling on amnesty).

I'm just saying that Trump has, on occasion, at least had the balls to speak the truth about the harm that illegal immigration (and much legal immigration) has been doing to our country. It has long needed to be said. Why didn't the other candidates step up and say it first?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 11:11 AM (df5V4)

693 @637 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 10:58 AM (df5V4)

Very, very true. And you really see it here in California. We pay sales tax, state income tax and federal income taxes; subsidize health care and other welfare programs for illegals and the state is circling the drain economically. Unfettered illegal immigration has been a total and utter disaster for this state.

Posted by: IC at March 02, 2016 11:11 AM (a0IVu)

694 speaking of "battered wife" how about that O'Reilly guy?

Posted by: Feh at March 02, 2016 11:11 AM (L3GKO)

695 Expect the unexpected seems to be the rule.

Posted by: jwb7605

Then Ace is going to be President!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at March 02, 2016 11:11 AM (VAsIq)

696 Can you conjure up a way he could win? I want Cruz, I'll take Trump. Cruz on SC yes -VP yes.
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There is one.

Rubio drops out, endorses Cruz.

Cruz wins narrowly wins FL and squeaks out a win in OH.*

At that point, Cruz would lead Trump in the delegate count.**

The ONLY chance to stop Trump at this point is for Rubio to drop out. As long as it's a 3 man race, Trump will easily get over the 1200 delegates needed to win the nomination outright, 1st ballot.


*The problem here is, there are still a whole slew of delegate-fat, left-leaning states that favor Trump and are winner-take-all.

**Even if Cruz dropped out and endorsed Rubio, Rubio would still be behind Trump EVEN after winning FL and OH.

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 02, 2016 11:12 AM (fQ/0p)

697 The thing about Rubio is by using accounting methods he can drop out soon and retain campaign contributions. He's gonna be unemployed this time next year.

How much longer until he figures out its time to cut and run? He certainly doesn't impress me as the sharpest bulb in the bunch but doesn't he have some financial adviser to tell him he's marching to the edge of a cliff?

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 11:12 AM (fbovC)

698
Lauren: The guy in front of me finished voting and was told to get his sticker.

"Maybe I should grab two and pretend to be a democrat," he said to the democrat election judge.


Heh.

They handed me my "voted" sticker when they handed me my ballot. I said, "But, I haven't voted yet!"

Well, the guy replied, we assume you will...

Posted by: mindful webworker - Domecrisy in accion! at March 02, 2016 11:12 AM (Yu4ah)

699 There's rich and elegant and there's rich and gauche. And it has much, much less to do with actual style and everything to do with upper-class virtue-signalling.

It's the difference between riche and nouveau-riche. It's the difference between having a summer house and a yacht on Lake Tahoe and a summer house and a yacht in the Hamptons.

Trump is rich and Trump. Old money is rich and old money. Am I making sense?



Being Texan, I'll back the guy who made his money, vs. the one born to it.
(Yes, I know he was handed $700 million, but he and he alone grew it, unlike the Rockerfellers, Morgans, etc)

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 11:12 AM (+058L)

700 New Dart

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:13 AM (UmCLB)

701 I slept late this morning and when I finally got up this thread was up. I said to myself I will wait for a fresh thread to post so I will not be coming in with a hundred comments already up.



I see we are up to almost 700 now and no fresh thread yet. Where is rdbrewer this morning?

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 11:13 AM (t2KH5)

702 567 "I ant........"

Clarify please.

Basically, it's a verb connoting ant-like behavior performed by a human/organization. Meaningless, repetitive, with no specific goal save perpetuation. Imagine a jigsaw puzzle with an infinite number of pieces. You'd "ant" such a puzzle.

Trump ants gold.
Adam Rich ants food.
Elton John ants homosexuality.
The GOPe ants futility.


Posted by: General Zod at March 02, 2016 11:14 AM (Bdeb0)

703 For the record Trump is the one that said we need to close the borders to muslims primarily because of the Syrian/ISIS people who we cannot know their intent.

He also said that countries in the region have plenty of camps already set up that could care for these people while we work up data on just who is who is what.

Sounded like a pretty solid plan if you ask me.

Posted by: Drider at March 02, 2016 11:14 AM (bdzyz)

704 Being Texan, I'll back the guy who made his money, vs. the one born to it.
(Yes, I know he was handed $700 million, but he and he alone grew it, unlike the Rockerfellers, Morgans, etc)

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You mean the Rockerfeller heirs? I really don't see a difference between them and Trump.

Posted by: SH at March 02, 2016 11:14 AM (gmeXX)

705 >>>>>It's too bad Cruz couldn't quite get to 50% in Texas, that would have evened out the delegates a bit.


The 50%+1 rule would have only netted 47 At Large delegates. The rest of the delegates were contested in 36 congressional districts. Btw, Rubio came under 20% so he didn't get squat for 3rd place.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:14 AM (UnJ7w)

706 Rubio is done, yet he will not drop out. I don't think he will ever endorse Cruz.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:14 AM (xWW96)

707 "Picture that bespoke asshat, David Brooks, and Donald Trump in the same room."

I want to flail on Brooks with a tire iron. I will never forget him (paired up with the equally repellent E.J. Dionne) on the PBS NewsHour for political commentary, referring to the "alleged" problems at the VA on Obama's watch.

Thousands of America's best died without even so much as having been allowed to see a doctor, languishing endlessly on secret waiting lists, and this elitist asshat refuses to even publicly admit that there is a problem, much less one of horrific nature and colossal magnitude.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:14 AM (noWW6)

708 I thought I saw Rubio getting 3 delegates from Texas?

Posted by: IC at March 02, 2016 11:15 AM (a0IVu)

709 New!



Dart!

Posted by: Mortimer at March 02, 2016 11:15 AM (UmCLB)

710 >>I'm just saying that Trump has, on occasion, at least had the balls to speak the truth about the harm that illegal immigration (and much legal immigration) has been doing to our country. It has long needed to be said. Why didn't the other candidates step up and say it first?

Because saying it is easy, actually doing something about not so much. Even Reagan couldn't get it done. Trump has never had to govern anything so I think I'll wait until he builds a wall and actually deports someone before I start congratulating him.

What I don't understand is why people choose not to focus on his follow on statements about building a door and letting all "the good ones" back in. If anyone else said that they would have been flayed and barbecued by now.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 02, 2016 11:15 AM (/tuJf)

711 It's too bad Cruz couldn't quite get to 50% in Texas, that would have evened out the delegates a bit.

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Just an observation. From what I understand, if Texas allocated its delegates the same as SC, Cruz would have won all of them?

Is that true?
Posted by: SH



The problem is, Cruz is basically at his high water mark right now. He won his home state and peeled off Oklahoma, but these Southern states were what the campaign was banking on because the rest are rough.

If Cruz can't win the South with his basically tailor made message for Southern voters, I don't see a path.

Some sort of coalition can be made, but if its Cruz vs Trump, the Establishment will go with Trump or likely not lift a finger to help Cruz.

Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (bH+3Z)

712 TrivialPursurer as I have stated before, Trump is definitely bold but he's not courageous. There is a huge difference. Unfortunately people mistake one for the other.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (UGLi1)

713 706 Rubio is done, yet he will not drop out. I don't think he will ever endorse Cruz.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:14 AM (xWW96)


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If Rubio drops out he will endorse Cruz, but Rubio isn't dropping out. As long as the dream of a brokered convention exists he'll stick around.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (rsudF)

714 If you didn't know anything about the primaries so far and just casually watched the news today, you'd think Rubio is one or two primaries away from winning the nomination.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (0LHZx)

715 Actually that makes for some great trivia. Has anyone who lost as VP ever come back to win the presidency?Posted by: NotCoach

I believe so. Who won three terms as President? That guy, iirc.

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (fbovC)

716 Cruz would be far more powerful in the Senate than as Trump's errand boy for events he doesn't want to attend. Cruz should steer far clear of that. SCOTUS? Sure. That's a deal and likely one Cruz would jump at.

Oh, and heard on the radio today (not sure if true), that because Marco finally won a state, the GOPe could rewrite the rules to force delegates to move to Marco. All he needed was one state win. Which he has now. Fucking Minnesota.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (2PHKP)

717 nood

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 02, 2016 11:17 AM (t2KH5)

718 Cruz won Alaska too.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at March 02, 2016 11:17 AM (xWW96)

719 >>>703 For the record Trump is the one that said we need to close the borders to muslims primarily because of the Syrian/ISIS people who we cannot know their intent



For the record Trump also said we needed to take in Syrian refugees before he he was against it. The difficult thing in trying to base an argument on what
Donald Trump has said is that he almost always has said the opposite or will say the opposite in the future if it serves his political needs that moment.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 02, 2016 11:17 AM (UnJ7w)

720 NATO Commander: Russia uses Syrian refugees as 'weapon' against West


http://tinyurl.com/hm47akt



'Together, Russia and the Assad regime are deliberately weaponizing migration in an attempt to overwhelm European structures and break European resolve,' Breedlove told the Senate Armed Services Committee.



Can we call it what it is now. An invasion.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 02, 2016 11:17 AM (/D5Lf)

721 Royal Oil
Crosses fingers someone buys Mario off.

Posted by: tops at March 02, 2016 11:17 AM (p5xLT)

722
NEW?



DART?

Posted by: Al Sharpton at March 02, 2016 11:17 AM (UmCLB)

723 I believe so. Who won three terms as President? That guy, iirc.

Posted by: mega machines at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (fbovC)


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It was 4 terms, and according to the intertubes he is the only one to do it.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 02, 2016 11:18 AM (rsudF)

724 You mean the Rockerfeller heirs? I really don't see a difference between them and Trump.



I assume that their old money trust funds were founded and set long before they could even touch it.

Trump could have lost everything, but didn't.

Old money vs. new money.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 02, 2016 11:18 AM (+058L)

725 He won a state (okay, it's Minnesota, but technically still a state).

Did exit polling determine if it was due to Trump deporting Canadians or Cruz being one.


Posted by: DaveA aka MrObviousJoke at March 02, 2016 11:18 AM (DL2i+)

726 Thousands of America's best died without even so
much as having been allowed to see a doctor, languishing endlessly on
secret waiting lists, and this elitist asshat refuses to even publicly
admit that there is a problem, much less one of horrific nature and
colossal magnitude.


Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:14 AM (noWW6)
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And where were McCain and Graham in all this? Nasty, spiteful cowards that they are. Playing international power brokers and gunrunners for the Feds rather than their token representative jobs.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 11:19 AM (MIKMs)

727 What a fantastic grandfather Trump will be. The man will not bat an eye at missing a vital (and yet stale) debate to be there for his daughter and newborn grandchild.
None of us, not one of us could hold that against the man. There will be other debates.
Posted by: Drider at March 02, 2016 11:08 AM (bdzyz)

I haven't read through the latest comments. Are you saying that Trump is not going to attend the debate Thursday night?
Ivanka and Jared already have two children. Trump has seven grandchildren right now, five from Don Jr. and two soon to be three from Ivanka. I don't believe Eric has any children yet , he just got married a couple of years ago. Trump has a college age daughter with his second wife and has a 9 year old son with Melania.

I'll be shocked if he skips the debate.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 02, 2016 11:19 AM (dErES)

728 Being Texan, I'll back the guy who made his money, vs. the one born to it.
(Yes, I know he was handed $700 million, but he and he alone grew it, unlike the Rockerfellers, Morgans, etc)

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You mean the Rockerfeller heirs? I really don't see a difference between them and Trump.
Posted by: SH



Trump is a trust fund brat. Plain and simple.

Romney was born to a wealthy family but was far more of a self-made man.

All of the data shows that Trump is a terrible businessman, he inherited a bunch of money and real estate and his investments have performed below market averages.

But Trump knows self-promotion and has become a celebrity businessman. He's more of an entertainer than anything, but he's our nominee.

Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 11:20 AM (bH+3Z)

729
Speaking of backroom deals, here in the great state of CO, they don't even let the voters have a preference poll for president.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 02, 2016 11:21 AM (ODxAs)

730 Trump could have lost everything, but didn't.

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I think he has lost it several times, but somehow (reluctantly acknowledged, to his credit) survived. However, I don't think that is a good recommendation for managing taxpayer money. He can win or lose all he likes with his own money -- not mine.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 02, 2016 11:22 AM (MIKMs)

731 So many people praising Trivial Pursuer's tl;dr, I went back and actually read it.

Nothing new there, but nice summation.

Note also how demands fixes end up with no fix at all, e.g. we got rid of the Obama's pet Boehner, and got... Paul Rhino. Big improvement.

Posted by: mindful webworker - also John It's a Tax Roberts at March 02, 2016 11:23 AM (Yu4ah)

732 Because saying it is easy, actually doing something about not so much.
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If saying it is so easy, then why didn't any of the other candidates say it, or at least say it first?

They didn't because they're afraid. Afraid of being called raaaaaacists, or islamophobes, or Nazis, or KKKers, or meanies or "unkind" or any of that other bullshit that so frightens Republicans.

Like I said, Trump is not my first choice, but I give him credit for having the guts to say what has needed to be said for a long time: our immigration policies are f*cking insane. They have to be changed, whatever -- or whoever -- it takes. We can't continue to allow our borders to be overrun, and we shouldn't invite in millions of foreigners who have pledged their allegiance to an anti-American political ideology (islam).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 02, 2016 11:24 AM (df5V4)

733 Nuts. Ivanka is scheduled to have her baby the night of next weeks debate.

What a fantastic grandfather Trump will be. The man will not bat an eye at missing a vital (and yet stale) debate to be there for his daughter and newborn grandchild.
None of us, not one of us could hold that against the man. There will be other debates.Posted by: Drider at March 02, 2016 11:08 AM (bdzyz)


Yeah, no personality cult going on here. Nope. That fawning, worshipful tone is perfectly normal for a typicalpoltical supporter.

As an aside, you're talking about Ivanka Trump, right? Is that the same daughter Trump said he would have sex with if she wasn't, you know, his daughter? Just wondering.

Posted by: troyriser at March 02, 2016 11:24 AM (UWlp+)

734 Trump could have lost everything, but didn't.

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I think he has lost it several times, but somehow (reluctantly acknowledged, to his credit) survived. However, I don't think that is a good recommendation for managing taxpayer money. He can win or lose all he likes with his own money -- not mine.
Posted by: mustbequantum



The fact that a guy hasn't lost all of his $400 million dollar family estate is not much of an endorsement to how good a business man he is.

He could have just bought Treasury Bills and probably be wealthier than he is today.

Posted by: Branson at March 02, 2016 11:24 AM (bH+3Z)

735 Vic: I see we are up to almost 700 now and no fresh thread yet. Where is rdbrewer this morning?

You were one second too late with that.

Posted by: mindful webworker - time is relative at March 02, 2016 11:25 AM (Yu4ah)

736 There are two cute scandis who are now worth 1.2 billion each thanks to their dad and the family tobaccy fortune.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 02, 2016 11:28 AM (iQIUe)

737 Trump is God's gift to the Hildebeast.

Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 11:41 AM (xVYeR)

738 For those who are concerned about the lack of a new thread, imagine a picture at the top of this one. Voila.

Posted by: Hank at March 02, 2016 11:45 AM (xVYeR)

739 "Nuts. Ivanka is scheduled to have her baby the night of next weeks debate.

What a fantastic grandfather Trump will be. The man will not bat an eye at missing a vital (and yet stale) debate to be there for his daughter and newborn grandchild.
None of us, not one of us could hold that against the man. There will be other debates.Posted by: Drider at March 02, 2016 11:08 AM (bdzyz)


Yeah, no personality cult going on here. Nope. That fawning, worshipful tone is perfectly normal for a typicalpoltical supporter.

As an aside, you're talking about Ivanka Trump, right? Is that the same daughter Trump said he would have sex with if she wasn't, you know, his daughter? Just wondering.

So Troister, I can jot you down as a "must not be at grandkids birth".

Gotcha.

*jots down*

Posted by: Drider at March 02, 2016 12:09 PM (bdzyz)

740 Oh, and heard on the radio today (not sure if true),
that because Marco finally won a state, the GOPe could rewrite the
rules to force delegates to move to Marco. All he needed was one state
win. Which he has now. Fucking Minnesota.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 02, 2016 11:16 AM (2PHKP)

They can't do that... all the states would have to individually and then how would they write that rule? "In the even of a second ballot, all delegates formerly pledged to must vote for the candidate with the third highest pledged delegate count"?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 12:22 PM (OrI3J)

741 Ladies and gentlemen may I direct your attention to the number of people switching to the Republican party. The enthusiasim that money just cannot buy. The huge numbers of people who have turned out for the Republican party and who have NOT turned out for the Democrat party.

All of that. Pay close attention here so that you don't miss it.
ALL OF THAT, evaporates, goes poof, is gone if Trump is not the candidate. You know it. I know it. We all know it.
We also know that with these massive new numbers being injected into the Republican party that Trump will use those numbers to beat Hillary in ways that will have her begging for a cigar, so to speak.

Either we win it or we don't. Simple as that.

Posted by: Drider at March 02, 2016 12:26 PM (bdzyz)

742 Now what?


Posted by: Count de Monet


Didn't the Rock make a movie about that?

Posted by: Paladin (Moderately Nefarious) at March 02, 2016 12:35 PM (mCOPv)

743 "Save us Donny Won Konoby...you're our only hope!"


Go Trump!!

Posted by: Trump's Chumps at March 02, 2016 03:15 PM (aRUb8)

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