Wednesday Morning News Dump (3/16/16) Misanthropic Humanitarian


  • Super Tuesday election results
  • The NFL admits link between football and CTE
  • 4 families vehemently disagree with Hillary
  • The Atlantic Ocean now off limits to drill
  • Purina recalls tubs of wet dog food
  • Mother Teresa Sainthood set for September 4, 2016
  • Sex toys subject to hacking
  • No surprise here, governmental agencies fail to work together
  • Marijuana Use Disorder affects nearly 6 million Americans
  • Speaking of Marijuana Use Disorder, don't Bogart that brownie
  • House speaks, John Kerry ponders
  • Trump continues to be the Teflon candidate
  • The thought of a Methodist doing this never crossed my mind
  • Of course it's the right time to move on
  • USA tax code claims another body
  • Israeli scientists create promising medical test
  • Job performance including ratings had nothing to do with her firing
  • Obama goes soft on Cuba
  • The feel good story of the day

    Posted by: Open Blogger at 08:04 AM




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    1 Yeah!

    Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at March 16, 2016 07:04 AM (jIgQw)

    2 On with the circus.

    Posted by: Boogeyman with a Hair Flip at March 16, 2016 07:05 AM (ZKlDy)

    3 Where's Skip? That's twice.

    I even clicked on a few links.

    Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at March 16, 2016 07:05 AM (jIgQw)

    4 TRUMP!

    How about everyone but Trump drop out and end this now?

    Let's all unite behind Trump now for an united front against the Democrats.

    End the petty squabbles before anymore damage is done.

    Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 16, 2016 07:05 AM (LXJ1e)

    5 Freakin' willowed again!

    Posted by: Hadoop at March 16, 2016 07:07 AM (2X7pN)

    6 It was known that Obama would "go soft" on fellow traveling Cuba after his recoronation...

    "more flexible" folks...

    pity we did not have a candidate that hammered that home and won Florida with it.

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:07 AM (g8Hfr)

    7 So NBC called Missouri for Trump?

    Posted by: Skeezix at March 16, 2016 07:09 AM (WnCSK)

    8 Another feel good story. Meanwhile the GOPe remains tone-deaf.

    http://bit.ly/1TNJUHt

    Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at March 16, 2016 07:09 AM (jIgQw)

    9 of course "pity we did not have a candidate" applied in 2008 when you did not exactly have to be Nostradamus or the Amazing Karnak to cipher out that a red diaper baby was going to have a scarlet bent...

    Juan Queeg the Manchurian Stockholm Candidate....

    a man who hates his GOP peers more than communist donks.d

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:10 AM (g8Hfr)

    10
    Let's all unite behind Trump now for an united front against the Democrats.


    Too many people are clinging to hopes from a brokered convention.

    Which, of course, will lose too many votes to make whatever candidate they pick viable, so Hillary will win.

    In short, Trump is the last chance to beat her.

    Posted by: Boogeyman with a Hair Flip at March 16, 2016 07:11 AM (ZKlDy)

    11 G'mornin Horde !

    45 degrees light rain, windy.

    Coffee temp and strength is nominal.

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 16, 2016 07:11 AM (Z8DIA)

    12 Let's all unite behind Trump now for an united front against the Democrats GOPe stealing the convention.

    Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 16, 2016 07:05 AM (LXJ1e)

    Fixed.

    Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at March 16, 2016 07:11 AM (jIgQw)

    13 8 Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at March 16, 2016 07:09 AM (jIgQw)


    It may feel good, and we'll probably win it but unless I miss my guess Johnny boy will split his time between DC and Floridia in retirement....

    He may be gone, but he'll always have the crown on AoSHQ's premier game show "bearfuckers".

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:12 AM (g8Hfr)

    14 The Atlantic Ocean now off limits to drill
    ----

    As well as the Arctic

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 07:14 AM (mEZce)

    15 Lotsa meaty stuff there, Mis Hum. Thanks for the thread.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2016 07:15 AM (gyKtp)

    16 14 Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 07:14 AM (mEZce)


    No no...EPA and Ogabe are reasonable see?

    They pinky swear that they will allow LIMITED drilling in the Arctic...you know just like they did the Atlantic when they illegally froze Gulf drilling...

    and AGAIN if only we had a candidate who hammered home they are fucking liars.

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:15 AM (g8Hfr)

    17 The police chief urged the public against any anti-Islam sentiment in the wake of the attack.
    ----

    Of course of course.

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 07:15 AM (mEZce)

    18 It's funny that tampon head quit bc she was asked to cover the election for 2 weeks instead of doing her own crappy show.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 07:16 AM (iQIUe)

    19 I got to hear Virginia's Lieutenant Governor (Ralph Northam) on the radio yesterday say that drilling off the VA coast would be bad because of the military bases there. He based that off his own experience as an Army doctor.

    OT but kind of funny...the guy interviewing him asked if he was thinking of running for Virginia Governor. Northam said, uh, I announced last year that I would run. That should tell you what you need to know about any kind of enthusiasm for Ralph Northam.

    Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 16, 2016 07:17 AM (PFy0L)

    20 Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at March 16, 2016 07:04 AM (jIgQw)

    He was on the ONT and said he had to be up *really* early, so I guess he has plans.

    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 16, 2016 07:18 AM (GDulk)

    21
    and AGAIN if only we had a candidate who hammered home they are fucking liars.

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:15 AM (g8Hfr)

    A candidate or 53 Senators or 247 Representatives.

    Still. Mums the word.

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 07:18 AM (mEZce)

    22 17 Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 07:15 AM (mEZce)


    Just b/c a guy yells Aloha Salad Bar, and targets people based on their religion or lack thereof, and tells you that his version of God told him personally and doctrinally to engage in mayhem does not mean you should learn basic survival lessons from "when zealots attack" and adjust your life accordingly...

    what are you trying to do sport survive?

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:18 AM (g8Hfr)

    23 The GOPe is going to do everything they can to stop Trump and fuck the voters.

    If they succeed in limiting Trump to under 1237 delegates, all bets are off and the Romney/Ryan signs go to press.

    Posted by: jwest at March 16, 2016 07:20 AM (Zs4uk)

    24 what are you trying to do sport survive?

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:18 AM (g8Hfr)

    #I'llRideWithYou

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 07:21 AM (mEZce)

    25 Politico is all butthurt that their 'reporter' was barred from Trump's presser last night.

    Mebbe youse guys shouldn't be a left wing cheering section, eh?

    Besides, your illustrious leader has shown the way on that deal; recall TFG and Fox News? Same shoe, different foot.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2016 07:21 AM (gyKtp)

    26 Re Sex Toy Hacking. Why would a dildo be made wifi capable?

    A great product I need is something I use to monitor every device in my house trying to communicate with an outside server to report on us. This "internet of things" thing is getting crazy and individuals need to be able to assert some control over their own home.

    Posted by: MTF at March 16, 2016 07:22 AM (4MRvZ)

    27 'He just seems very scared right now and very unhappy to be in the situation he finds himself in right now,'


    Poor guy

    Slash a couple of infidels and this is the thanks you get

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 07:23 AM (mEZce)

    28 26 Posted by: MTF at March 16, 2016 07:22 AM (4MRvZ)


    There's a horror movie to be made on "the internet of things" being used to drive people insane...

    a Twilight Zone anyway....

    "Imagine a world where your dildo stalks YOU....it is not hard to imagine.,..here in the twilight zone."

    //Mirror Universe Rod Serling

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:24 AM (g8Hfr)

    29 Politico is all butthurt that their 'reporter' was barred from Trump's presser last night.



    Say what you will about Donald Trump, he fights back. Refreshing after about a decade and a half of pandering to people who hate you.

    Posted by: mega machines at March 16, 2016 07:24 AM (fbovC)

    30 Court: LGBT professor faked hate crime at Toby Keith concert

    http://goo.gl/1LrWOD

    =================

    These idiots always get caught.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 07:24 AM (iQIUe)

    31 did you see the bit where trump placed calls with politicians, they return his call and he announces they're reaching out to him...

    sheesh...

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 16, 2016 07:24 AM (WTSFk)

    32 An old white postal jeep comes to a stop, the driver swinging out of the door and clambering to the roof, shouting "I've done it! I've done it!"
    A weary aide, climbs out of the left side and brushes off a coating of third class and bulk mail. "Did what? You have no chance."
    "I've won Ohio!" John Kasich crows. "The son of a mailman did it!"
    "You already won Ohio as governor, you didn't have to run for president to win prove you can win Ohio!"
    The aide weeps as Kasich shouts "And I'll be Earl of Akron, Duke of Dayton, Count of Cleveland..."

    A powerboat comes to a stop, it's nose buried in sand. The skipper runs from the wheel shouting "Lifejackets! get your life jackets on! we're sinking!"
    An attractive woman says "Marco, you can't sink a boat in a desert."
    The skipper ignores her, shouting "All engines reverse! Man the pumps! Abandon ship, women and children first!" before leaping off and swimming away in the sand.

    The black Trans Am cruises along, the driver playing with the controls on the dashboard.
    "Michael - I mean, Ted - could you stop doing that? It is really bothering me."
    "Sorry Carly, as a strong Christian man I would never harm a woman."
    "I'm not Carly, I'm KITT, the car."
    "The car talks? Praise Jesus!"
    "I have been talking all along. You have won a state, but you need to win more to catch The Trump. You need traction and that means getting out of the desert."
    "But if I don't follow Trump, how will I know where he is going?"
    "His Twitter feed. Look, you drive where I say, make a hard right here."
    "Hard right it is."
    "Ted. You turned around. Make a hard left."
    "Hard Left."
    "Now you're heading the way you were you made a circle."
    "Circling."

    The gaudy RV, loudspeakers blasting blather, continues to cruise forward. The figure seated on the throne continues to shout as his Golden Scalp Weasel snarls defiance of the Laws of GOPe to the winds.
    On the front of the RV an Ewok awakens, swiftly remembering the events that led him here - keying the limo with his hobo cull, fleeing, hiding in a livestock hauler, the hardened figures that brought him kick and squealing and strapped him to the front of the RV. Now as the latest trophy he stares into the vast distance, riding as a forced passenger, fearful of the future, struggling against his bonds, and squealing and growling his fear and rage at the uncaring Republican Death-Lands.

    And the RV rolls on.

    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 07:25 AM (hLRSq)

    33 A great product I need is something I use to monitor every device in my house trying to communicate with an outside server to report on us. This "internet of things" thing is getting crazy and individuals need to be able to assert some control over their own home.

    Posted by: MTF at March 16, 2016 07:22 AM (4MRvZ)

    I have two apps on my iPad that do exactly that. For the life of me I can't remember what they are called. But to see all the inter-communication and tracking going on in real-time is downright chilling.

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 07:25 AM (mEZce)

    34 Politico is also reporting that a bunch of GOP honchos are meeting tomorrow to plot a 3rd party run.

    Darn it, I forgot to actually read the whole thing or make a copy of the link.

    But it wouldn't surprise me that it's true.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2016 07:27 AM (gyKtp)

    35 Note that the Toronto police chief didn't just warn against violence directed at Muslims. No, we must even avoid anti-Muslim "sentiment". It's bad enough when some SJW twat starts in with their purity-of-thought BS, but I really don't appreciate it when the long arm of the law starts telling me what I should be thinking.

    Posted by: KGB at March 16, 2016 07:30 AM (4Wv3u)

    36 I have two apps on my iPad that do exactly that. For the life of me I can't remember what they are called. But to see all the inter-communication and tracking going on in real-time is downright chilling.Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW



    I have 'Wifi Analyser' on my phone. I freaked my daughter out when I visited her recently and started ticking off details about her home setup. I can walk up and down the street and see everyone's setup, whether they think it's hidden or not.

    Posted by: mega machines at March 16, 2016 07:30 AM (fbovC)

    37 We finally get an EMT and Ben stomps it after less than an hour. In any case;


    In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it will
    baroildrillingin the Atlantic Ocean, a move cheered by
    environmentalists and consistent with the president's aggressive steps
    to combat climate change.



    Fox has truly jumped the shark posting an unedited AP propaganda story. This is no reversal at all. Oshitfor brains has been consistent all along. Hell, he ignored a federal judge's orders over drilling in the Caribbean.


    Does he have the authority to ban drilling in the Atlantic? Hell no. Is there global warming that needs combatting? hell no.


    This story is BS on all counts.


    Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 16, 2016 07:32 AM (t2KH5)

    38 A third party run? Yes, that will unite Republicans.

    Posted by: CrustyB at March 16, 2016 07:33 AM (Hnglq)

    39
    Just want to let all you haters know that my arm still hurts and I have no job... My 15 can't be over already..

    Posted by: Michelle Fields at March 16, 2016 07:34 AM (HSmrB)

    40 Morning Horde. Get your hot cup of freshly brewed hell and sit down. 236 days until Election Day, every one of those days more annoying than the one before.

    Posted by: joncelli, gone Shakespearean at March 16, 2016 07:34 AM (RD7QR)

    41 Kerry is not the source of that BS with muzzie genocide. The muzzie in the WH is.

    Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 16, 2016 07:34 AM (t2KH5)

    42 But it wouldn't surprise me that it's true.
    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2016 07:27 AM (gyKtp)

    I expect no less from Bill Kristol.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 07:35 AM (voOPb)

    43 "Imagine a world where your dildo stalks YOU....it is not hard to imagine.,..here in the twilight zone."

    //Mirror Universe Rod Serling
    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:24 AM (g8Hfr)

    It's a movie called Demon Seed. Man invents sentient computer that kidnaps his wife and impregnates her with its demon seed.

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 16, 2016 07:35 AM (EZebt)

    44 Lesbian Professor Cold-Cocked HER OWN FACE Then Swore Random Guy Beat Her Up At Toby Keith Concert

    http://goo.gl/wn7pP3

    =============

    Better coverage. They list all the hoax stories but I believe there are more. They forgot the one where the lesbian prof set her own house on fire.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 07:35 AM (iQIUe)

    45 Trump is NOT a teflon candidate. The problem is the RNCe is a shit organization who never really supports anyone worth a shit and the voters are damned tired of it.

    Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 16, 2016 07:36 AM (t2KH5)

    46 26 >> Re Sex Toy Hacking. Why would a dildo be made wifi capable?

    There's an app for that. (I'm not kidding, either)

    32 Posted by: *Mikey NTH

    Lol. Well done. But why is there a scent of ozone in the air?

    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2016 07:36 AM (gyKtp)

    47 Lol. Well done. But why is there a scent of ozone in the air?
    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2016 07:36 AM (gyKtp)

    Ozone? Huh, I thought it smelled like roasted beaver.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 07:37 AM (voOPb)

    48 Johnson faulted the agencies for failing to cooperate more effectively,
    and pressed DHS leadership about rumors that the USCIS acted on orders
    from political superiors. The DHS witnesses emphasized that the
    obstruction was a mistake made in the midst of "the confusion, the chaos
    that was going on in San Bernardino," as Immigrations and Customs
    Enforcement director Sarah Saldana put it, and testified that political
    superiors actually instructed the agencies to work together once they
    were notified of the mistake.



    Another case of Obama lackey lying to congress. That is a felony,

    Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 16, 2016 07:38 AM (t2KH5)

    49 A Metaphor for Marco:


    https://youtu.be/MVL4wKnpx2U?t=32

    Posted by: Boogeyman with a Hair Flip at March 16, 2016 07:39 AM (ZKlDy)

    50 38 Posted by: CrustyB at March 16, 2016 07:33 AM (Hnglq)


    The GOPe are the PUMAs this cycle....

    unfortunately unlike Hillary!'s 08 model they are real...

    The GOPe has understood since 08 that genuine Reform Republicans are the threat and have stifled sane reform so now those who were merely angry from 2004 on are enraged and willing to elect a democrat.

    The thing is I strongly suspect in the ways that matter the JFK era style Democrat named Trump will fight the communists in the Democrat party more effectively than the Rinsed Penis era GOP would.

    We live in an insane asylum.

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:39 AM (g8Hfr)

    51
    Ozone? Huh, I thought it smelled like roasted beaver.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 07:37 AM (voOPb)
    ______________________

    No, no, no. That's the scent of indian burn wafting from my arm...

    Posted by: Michelle Fields at March 16, 2016 07:40 AM (HSmrB)

    52 The GOPe are the PUMAs this cycle.... 


    You misspelled FUPA.

    Posted by: mega machines at March 16, 2016 07:41 AM (fbovC)

    53 About that bruise, was that supposed to be three fingers or four?

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 07:41 AM (WVsWD)

    54 No, no, no. That's the scent of indian burn wafting from my arm...

    Posted by: Michelle Fields at March 16, 2016 07:40 AM (HSmrB

    There's medicated Salve for that.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 07:41 AM (voOPb)

    55

    Greetings gentlefappers.

    It appears that the general preezy election will be between Teh Hildabeast and Donald Trump's Hair, barring any shenanigans from the GOPe. If they install anyone else but The Donald, we're gonna be in for a wild ride soon.

    #freshhell

    #WASTF

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 16, 2016 07:42 AM (LUgeY)

    56 51 Posted by: Michelle Fields at March 16, 2016 07:40 AM (HSmrB)


    I'd pay good money to have Ms Fields report on the Rapture....

    "All these angels and demons are trying to grope ME...."

    //Michelle Fields Action News

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:42 AM (g8Hfr)

    57 The thing is I strongly suspect in the ways that matter the JFK era style Democrat named Trump will fight the communists in the Democrat party more effectively than the Rinsed Penis era GOP would.

    We live in an insane asylum.
    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:39 AM (g8Hfr)

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

    I hope Trump reads AoS because I really want him to announce that, if he wins, he is going to appoint a Special Prosecutor for Public Corruption that reports directly to him and who's sole purpose is to root out the corruption in DC regardless of party.

    Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 16, 2016 07:42 AM (LXJ1e)

    58 White House eases educational travel, financial restrictions on Cuba


    I repeat what I posted on the last thread:


    Pen and phone rules allow asshole to violate US law that has been in place for many decades. But only because there is no opposition Party with balls.


    Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 16, 2016 07:43 AM (t2KH5)

    59 53 Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 07:41 AM (WVsWD)


    That'd be the whole fist friend....

    maybe two

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:43 AM (g8Hfr)

    60 Ozone? Huh, I thought it smelled like roasted beaver.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 07:37 AM (voOPb)


    Ewok fur and ethylene glycol from the RV's radiator.

    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 07:44 AM (hLRSq)

    61 Really appreciate you including these "feel good stories" of the day, MisHum. If I had any money that vets "gofundme" site to have a restaurant that would employ vets would be worthy thing to donate to, I think.

    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.


    Phillippians 4:8

    Today I had a great morning walk. The sun was up so brightly I had to wear my sunglasses. The other day a lot of red red robins were bop-bop-bopping along. Today in the trees were red winged blackbirds; They are beautitiful!

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 07:45 AM (w4NZ8)

    62 That'd be the whole fist friend....

    maybe two

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:43 AM (g8Hfr)

    So I missed the slugfest in the video too? Damn. I miss all the good stuff. Did Corey stuff a pie in her face too?

    Insult to injury, ya know.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 07:46 AM (WVsWD)

    63 Is this the place where I post my election prediction ?

    Posted by: Dick Morris at March 16, 2016 07:46 AM (gs8be)

    64 Has anyone seen the total number of votes by party so far? For each state? I saw Missouri was like 900k Rep 600 k Dem.

    Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 16, 2016 07:46 AM (jsWA8)

    65

    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.

    Yeppers, FS. I like to think about the sound of a child's laughter, the sweetest sound on Earth.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 16, 2016 07:47 AM (LUgeY)

    66 Today I had a great morning walk. The sun was up so brightly I had to wear my sunglasses. The other day a lot of red red robins were bop-bop-bopping along. Today in the trees were red winged blackbirds; They are beautitiful!
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 07:45 AM (w4NZ8

    There is snow mixed in with rain at the moment. Day 4 of rain. Please Lord let me have some of FS cheeriness and sunny weather Amen

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 07:48 AM (voOPb)

    67 Is this the place where I post my election prediction ?

    Posted by: Dick Morris at March 16, 2016 07:46 AM (gs8be)


    Down the hall third door on the left. This place is for Denunciation and the Bitter Recriminations.

    Which is also the name of a Joy Division tribute band.

    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 07:49 AM (hLRSq)

    68 Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 16, 2016 07:36 AM (t2KH5)

    Agreed. I think a lot of Trump voters were begging the GOPe to run a candidate that addressed their issues. Instead they have doubled down on the items that motivate the Trump voters. I was hoping Cruz would pick up the mantle but he just doesn't seem to be able to do it.

    Posted by: WOPR at March 16, 2016 07:49 AM (LTDSy)

    69 Do you really think middle class voters will hand the White House to Hillary with the stuff that's going on right now?

    Not allowed to say "Islamic terrorist"?

    Crippling the energy industry?

    Medical insurance going through the roof?

    Illegals flooding the country?

    I know these seem like RW issues, but really, don't these things provoke the average joe?

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 07:49 AM (pC96u)

    70
    Today in the trees were red winged blackbirds; They are beautitiful!

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 07:45 AM (w4NZ
    _________________________________

    You know who else is beautiful and has a red wing? Me...

    Posted by: Michelle Fields at March 16, 2016 07:49 AM (HSmrB)

    71 I'd like to see a doctor take a look at those "bruises" and tell us they are not just dirt and how long ago they occurred. I seem to recall Forensic Expert Ace telling us they were from "a man's hand," and maybe a good doc could verify that, too.


    I'd like for words to mean something again. Red marks do not equal bruises. Bruises take hours to develop, not minutes.

    Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2016 07:50 AM (fjZl+)

    72 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 16, 2016 07:47 AM (LUgeY)

    That's true. Say a little more about the child you're thinking of=without revealing your identity of course :^) Is this a grandchild. How old?

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 07:50 AM (w4NZ8)

    73 I was hoping Cruz would pick up the mantle but he just doesn't seem to be able to do it.
    Posted by: WOPR

    Not by himself, no.

    And there are people in this actively running against him. Combine that with the faint praise of Mitt (you may hand it to me) Romney and these results are not surprising.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 07:50 AM (326rv)

    74 Get the hell off her lawn!



    Joy Lofthouse, an air transport auxiliary vet, was a spitfire pilot during World War II. Now at 92-years-old she returned to the skies, 70 years later to commemorate VE Day which marked Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allied Forces

    http://tinyurl.com/goa3nxy

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 07:51 AM (mEZce)

    75 I'd wager that those bruise were Ron Popiel spray on bruises. I vaguely remember those being hawked on tv in the early 80's.

    $7.99 a can. Plus shipping. Buy 5 and get a free sham wow.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 07:51 AM (WVsWD)

    76 I think NRO also whined about being locked out of a Trump presser. lol

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 07:51 AM (iQIUe)

    77 When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed.

    Yeah I would say were doomed.

    Posted by: MarkC at March 16, 2016 07:51 AM (iWFQR)

    78 End the petty squabbles before anymore damage is done.

    Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 16, 2016 07:05 AM (LXJ1e)

    'Petty squabbles'? Right.

    Not voting for a guy who wants to*cough* 'date' his own daughter. Not voting for a guy who games the system to force a little old lady fromher home. Not voting for a guywho thinks attendance at a rich kid military school is equivalent to real military service. Not voting for a guy who thinks Planned Parenthood--whose selling of baby parts ranks down there with Joseph Mengele's twin experiments--is a 'fabulous organization'.

    If Trump is the face of the Republican Party, I want no part of it. Maybe it's1852 again and time for the GOP to die so another, better one can take its place, one willing to take a stand on things that matter. If Ted Cruz and other prominentconservativesgo for a third-party split between now and 2020, I'm going with them. If they don't, then I'll go independent and not look back.

    Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 07:51 AM (UWlp+)

    79 I was all in for Cruz, but his faulting Trump for the protestors is BS. He should have known it was a setup by the BLM/MoveOn crowd.

    Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 16, 2016 07:52 AM (jsWA8)

    80 Well, I have to go. BBT.

    Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 16, 2016 07:52 AM (t2KH5)

    81 In 2005, John Ioannidis, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, published a paper, "Why most published research findings are false," mathematically showing that a huge number of published papers must be incorrect. He also looked at a number of well-regarded medical research findings, and found that, of 34 that had been retested, 41% had been contradicted or found to be significantly exaggerated.

    Since then, researchers in several scientific areas have consistently struggled to reproduce major results of prominent studies. By some estimates, at least 51% -- and as much as 89% -- of published papers are based on studies and experiments showing results that cannot be reproduced.

    Researchers have recreated prominent studies from several scientific fields and come up with wildly different results. And psychology has become something of a poster child for the "reproducibility crisis" since Brian Nosek, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia, coordinated a Reproducibility Initiative project to repeat 100 psychological experiments, and could only successfully replicate 40%.

    Posted by: John Locke at March 16, 2016 07:52 AM (e8kgV)

    82 Bye. Don't let the door slam you in the ass. You have enough butthurt already.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 07:52 AM (WVsWD)

    83 >>Do you really think middle class voters will hand the White House to Hillary with the stuff that's going on right now?

    Yes.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 07:52 AM (Bdeb0)

    84 Kasich wins Ohio! Kasich wins Ohio! Yea!

    Did you know his father was a mailman?

    Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 16, 2016 07:53 AM (4ng05)

    85 Sex toys are subject to hacking? Soooo, THAT'S how hackers will take down the power grid. *cough, alex, cough*

    Posted by: no good deed at March 16, 2016 07:53 AM (GgxVX)

    86 This piece form Breitbart by John Hayward from a couple of days ago is quite interesting and well worth the read:

    http://tinyurl.com/jgp2357

    This new game playing program AlphaGo has just beaten the 18 time world champion Go player. The interesting part is that the designers didn't expect this level of skill from the program for another 10 years.

    AI is coming at us like a freight train.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2016 07:53 AM (gyKtp)

    87 Down the hall third door on the left. This place is for Denunciation and the Bitter Recriminations.

    Which is also the name of a Joy Division tribute band.
    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 07:49 AM (hLRSq)

    Thanks !

    *jogs down hall, walks through door, looks around back alley*

    *door clicks shut*

    *turns around, jiggles handle*

    Well.....

    Shit.

    Posted by: Dick Morris at March 16, 2016 07:53 AM (gs8be)

    88 Today I had a great morning walk. The sun was up so brightly I had to wear my sunglasses. The other day a lot of red red robins were bop-bop-bopping along. Today in the trees were red winged blackbirds; They are beautitiful!
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 07:45 AM (w4NZ

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

    Still working through Louismet's Mystical Life.

    Passing from the mystical life in the Holy Trinity he writes about the mystical life in sacred union. Points out all things being reconciled to God through Christ means angels to and was part of the original plan.

    Makes a point I never heard before. The angels that fell did so because they rejected God's plan of the cross. The reason they rejected it was because of envy, but not envy of God, but envy of MAN. The angels that fell did not want to be subject to man. So Christ taking human flesh was a stumbling block to the angels that fell.

    Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 16, 2016 07:53 AM (LXJ1e)

    89 Politico says conservatives are all butt hurt over Kasich's religion. I have no idea what religion he is.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 07:53 AM (iQIUe)

    90

    OK, y'all save this link. I have a feeling we'll all be needing this Emergency Cuteness a lot.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCQ24gXfRrc

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 16, 2016 07:54 AM (LUgeY)

    91 What in the eff is the FBI waiting for, gahd dammit?

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 07:54 AM (pC96u)

    92 Fields gave her arm a hickey. Or maybe her TDS-afflicted boyfriend did it.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 16, 2016 07:55 AM (HMt16)

    93 >>Politico says conservatives are all butt hurt over Kasich's religion. I have no idea what religion he is.

    Church of the Subgenius. I think he prefers to "live" his faith rather than talk about it.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 07:55 AM (Bdeb0)

    94 Thanks for sharing some more about the book you are reading. How diid you find this particular writer, MAGA.? That is a very interesting point you shared from the book Are you Roman Catholic or just interested in Christians who are mystics?

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 07:56 AM (w4NZ8)

    95 Politico says conservatives are all butt hurt over Kasich's religion. I have no idea what religion he is.
    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 07:53 AM (iQIUe)

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

    Fascinating. Are we hurt because he's too religious, or insufficiently religious? Or perhaps weirdly religious? I'll go read Politico to find out why I'm hurt over Kasich's religion.

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 07:56 AM (pC96u)

    96 80 Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 07:51 AM (UWlp+)


    "Good luck" Troy...

    I was the guy in 08 and 12 begging people to coalesce behind the GOP(e) candidates who then did the supine butt thrust towards Obama during the race that mattered.

    I'll pull the lever for wheomever the GOP runs against the Hildebeast now that the Rube is out...

    Anyone undermining the unity needed to keep the third straight term of communist sympathizer from power is politically dead to me including Cruz whom I have never once expressed anything but admiration for.

    Trump is a horribly flawed human being, given the batshit nation we've become what decent sane man would want the job, or be willing to do the things to placate the crazy citizens in it to get the nomination.

    The GOPe has functionally had my views in the forest since 1996....

    they may as well permanently join me if they refuse to change or address my concerns.

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:56 AM (g8Hfr)

    97 Probably "whatever Ohio wants it to be."
    Posted by: MrScribbler at March 16, 2016 07:54 AM (8xI/8

    "When I was in Washington....."

    No offense Ohio Morons, but your state sure likes to send some squishy dorks to us at the DC level.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 07:56 AM (voOPb)

    98 62 Really appreciate you including these "feel good stories" of the day, MisHum. If I had any money that vets "gofundme" site to have a restaurant that would employ vets would be worthy thing to donate to, I think.

    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.


    Phillippians 4:8

    Today I had a great morning walk. The sun was up so brightly I had to wear my sunglasses. The other day a lot of red red robins were bop-bop-bopping along. Today in the trees were red winged blackbirds; They are beautitiful!
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 07:45 AM (w4NZ

    This morning on my drive to work it was very foggy. The lights of the cars lit up the fog and darkness in an eerie but beautiful way. There's beauty to be found even in hazard, I guess.

    Posted by: joncelli, gone Shakespearean at March 16, 2016 07:57 AM (RD7QR)

    99 71 Do you really think middle class voters will hand the White House to Hillary with the stuff that's going on right now?

    Not allowed to say "Islamic terrorist"?

    Crippling the energy industry?

    Medical insurance going through the roof?

    Illegals flooding the country?

    I know these seem like RW issues, but really, don't these things provoke the average joe?

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 07:49 AM (pC96u)

    Sadly yes.

    Either vote for her and get free stuff or vote for the homophobic, xenophobic, misogynistic, anti-minority, racisty racist person with an R by their name.

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 07:58 AM (mEZce)

    100 Politico says conservatives are all butt hurt over Kasich's religion. I have no idea what religion he is.

    Church of the Subgenius. I think he prefers to "live" his faith rather than talk about it.
    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 07:55 AM (Bdeb0)

    I have it on good authority that he attended the Our Lady of the Church of the Immaculate Mail Sorting Machine Church.

    Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 16, 2016 07:58 AM (4ng05)

    101 86 Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 07:52 AM (Bdeb0)


    Awesome...

    then go long on SPF 1750 sunblock....

    America deserves all it is about to get.

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 07:58 AM (g8Hfr)

    102 Politico says conservatives are all butt hurt over Kasich's religion. I have no idea what religion he is.


    Yeah, cause they have their finger on the pulse of the conservative movement. while the other hand throws rocks at it.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 07:58 AM (326rv)

    103 Thanks for the babies laughing video, BB. That is really cute I would like to borrow to use in our next "happiness" thread.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 07:59 AM (w4NZ8)

    104 Am I beating a dead horse here on the Soros funding of Kasich campaign? Last night he told some reporter when asked if he would have the money to fund a campaign. He said "oh, don't worry I will have all the money I need" ... he needs to explain the 200k plus from Soros. Why isn't anyone asking his campaign about this?

    Posted by: watchingcircus at March 16, 2016 07:59 AM (VbTye)

    105 88 Sex toys are subject to hacking? Soooo, THAT'S how hackers will take down the power grid. *cough, alex, cough*

    Posted by: no good deed at March 16, 2016 07:53 AM (GgxVX)

    You're a brave moron.


    *steps away quickly

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 08:00 AM (mEZce)

    106 7
    So NBC called Missouri for Trump?

    Posted by: Skeezix at March 16, 2016 07:09 AM (WnCSK)


    Thank the gods. You know if it were called for Cruz he would be dancing around like a dog with a tennis ball, telling us how he's the master Trump-slayer because he beatbeatbeat Trump by .02% in one fucking state.

    Posted by: schizoid at March 16, 2016 08:00 AM (lC4lt)

    107 In the special election to fill Boner's vacant Ohio seat, the Tea Party candidate took down a field of 15 to win the R nod; he'll face a 25 year old Dem in a heavily R district.

    Shades of Eric Cantor.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2016 08:01 AM (gyKtp)

    108 You know if it were called for Cruz he would be dancing around like a dog with a tennis ball, telling us how he's the master Trump-slayer because he beatbeatbeat Trump by .02% in one fucking state.
    Posted by: schizoid

    Cruz has won more than one state.

    This is bullshit.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:01 AM (326rv)

    109 Either vote for her and get free stuff or vote for the homophobic, xenophobic, misogynistic, anti-minority, racisty racist person with an R by their name.
    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 07:58 AM (mEZce)

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

    See, right there. There's got to be a "silent majority" that's sick of being called all those things just for existing.

    I actually think there may be a CYNICAL route to defeat for Hillary . . . or whoever turns out to be the Dem candidate. (I also think there's a cynical route to her indictment, but that's another story.)

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 08:01 AM (pC96u)

    110 This new game playing program AlphaGo has just beaten the 18 time world champion Go player. The interesting part is that the designers didn't expect this level of skill from the program for another 10 years.

    AI is coming at us like a freight train.
    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2016 07:53 AM (gyKtp)

    I don't know about that. No one ever spent close to as much time, money, and effort on programming Go as they did with Chess. I'm not surprised they were able to program it to beat the world champion once they devoted some effort to it.

    Go is more wide open but the choices are fairly binary. Chess is more restrictive of play, but there is a lot more flexibility in the choices.

    Posted by: WOPR at March 16, 2016 08:01 AM (LTDSy)

    111 Posted by: no good deed at March 16, 2016 07:53 AM (GgxVX)

    You're a brave moron.


    *steps away quickly
    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 08:00 AM (mEZce

    Us open bloggers cant help you now. You are on your own.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 08:02 AM (voOPb)

    112 Posted by: joncelli, gone Shakespearean at March 16, 2016 07:57 AM (RD7QR)

    Thanks, and I like Shakespeare too. :^)

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 08:02 AM (w4NZ8)

    113 Trumps not going to the next Fox News debate, he said he didn't know about it.

    Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2016 08:03 AM (nyYhO)

    114 Politico says conservatives are all butt hurt over Kasich's religion. I have no idea what religion he is.
    ---------
    The best i could tell from the article is that it hurts him because he is too pious and does not talk much about it. So more that he religiosity is not appreciated rather than that it is seen negatively. "No one knows what his religion is" in effect. A poorly written and headlined article to say the least but click friendly.

    Posted by: RioBravo at March 16, 2016 08:03 AM (NUqwG)

    115
    Do you really think middle class voters will hand the White House to Hillary with the stuff that's going on right now?

    Not allowed to say "Islamic terrorist"?

    Crippling the energy industry?

    Medical insurance going through the roof?

    Illegals flooding the country?

    I know these seem like RW issues, but really, don't these things provoke the average joe?



    And include the fact that we're still nine freaking months! out from the election itself, with the spectacle of Scankles lying her pustuled ass off during a debate and Teh Donald calling her out yet to come. Ace keeps repeating the poll numbers that show Trump losing to the Bitch of Benghazi, but polls this far out mean nothing. And, as was pointed out to him yesterday, Hillary has never really been in a campaign before. Her Senate seat was virtually handed to her - she's never had to go up against someone who would body-slam her until her teeth rattled.

    I think - I hope - Trump is that man.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2016 08:03 AM (X6fMO)

    116 Politico says conservatives are all butt hurt over Kasich's religion. I have no idea what religion he is.


    Big Govermentarian.

    Posted by: Boogeyman with a Hair Flip at March 16, 2016 08:04 AM (ZKlDy)

    117 So what's the difference between a Hillary Administration and a Trump Administration?

    Stay tuned, folks.

    Posted by: Fritz at March 16, 2016 08:04 AM (UzPAd)

    118 See, right there. There's got to be a "silent majority" that's sick of being called all those things just for existing.

    I actually think there may be a CYNICAL route to defeat for Hillary . . . or whoever turns out to be the Dem candidate. (I also think there's a cynical route to her indictment, but that's another story.)
    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 08:01 AM (pC96u

    One would have thought that as well in '12. Not a great candidate running but still compotent.

    Now we have '16. IF, IF Trump is the candidate my guess is he would bring some dems and some Rs to his side. But they won't be enough to cover the base voting 3rd party or staying home.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 08:04 AM (voOPb)

    119 Us open bloggers cant help you now. You are on your own.

    Posted by: no good deed at March 16, 2016 08:05 AM (GgxVX)

    120

    That's true. Say a little more about the child you're thinking of=without revealing your identity of course :^) Is this a grandchild. How old?

    It's no one young'un in particular.

    Talk about having an epiphany, I was sitting at my desk one day many years ago while a cow-orker had her 3-yr-old in the office, pushing her around on a cart. Said child was laughing and having such a good time and it dawned upon me: what a nice sound that is.

    Ever since that day, whenever I hear that sound, I feel like I'm hearing angels (or an angel) sing in the purest form of worship: the simple Joy of being alive.

    That's a hard feeling to keep in the forefront of your thoughts amidst the everyday roughness of life, but I do try.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 16, 2016 08:05 AM (LUgeY)

    121 Morning all

    Get ready to Rumble!!!!

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:06 AM (DUoqb)

    122 When I want to know the pulse of conservatives I look to Politico

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 08:06 AM (mEZce)

    123 So what's the difference between a Hillary Administration and a Trump Administration?



    hillary! behind bars

    Posted by: runner at March 16, 2016 08:06 AM (c6/9Q)

    124 IF, IF Trump is the candidate my guess is he would bring some dems and some Rs to his side. But they won't be enough to cover the base voting 3rd party or staying home.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

    If trump is screwed over, then there is also a chance of people voting 3rd party or staying home.

    We're pretty much fucked.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:06 AM (326rv)

    125 I need another world crisis to distract me from my own problems. SMOD would work just fine.

    So, we have a terrorist attack in Canada, one in Belgium, Turkey, stabbings daily in Israel...what's next?

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 08:07 AM (iQIUe)

    126 126 Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 08:06 AM (mEZce)


    Absolutely, just like when Politico or BirdFeed want to understand what the average Democrat feels about Bronk or Hillary! they come here....

    the thing is LIV and GOP LIV both tend to still believe too much of the horseshit the media shovels.

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 08:07 AM (g8Hfr)

    127 So what's the difference between a Hillary Administration and a Trump Administration?


    Anyone who has to ask that has not paid attention to fat ass and other democrats and does not understand how far to the left they have moved. And I am being nice this AM. It will not last

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

    128 Ugh, the news...anything good happen recently?


    And if you have a wif-fi controlled sex toy, you deserve to get hacked.

    Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2016 08:08 AM (NOIQH)

    129 Yo, Spike.

    I got the Motts.

    Posted by: Tony Bighattarino at March 16, 2016 08:08 AM (XVjZ8)

    130 In my opinion after last night it is time to come together and all talk of a 3rd party is damn near treason

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:09 AM (DUoqb)

    131 128 Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:06 AM (326rv)


    We have BEEN so totally f*c*ed....

    the "genius" class that chose to be "unable" to aggressively say NO to Obama is convinced they should still lead the GOP despite their total ineffectiveness.

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 08:09 AM (g8Hfr)

    132 And if you have a wif-fi controlled sex toy, you deserve to get hacked.
    Posted by: Lizzy

    Dear Penthouse,
    WTF is going on?????

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:09 AM (326rv)

    133 And if you have a wif-fi controlled sex toy, you deserve to get hacked.
    Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2016 08:08 AM (NOIQH)

    ----------
    How about if wife controlled?

    Posted by: John Bobbitt at March 16, 2016 08:10 AM (NUqwG)

    134
    "Israeli scientists create promising medical test"

    Let's hope that countries that have signed on to BDS will stick to their guns and avoid the evil Joo cooties.

    Heh.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:10 AM (p4UlV)

    135 131 So what's the difference between a Hillary Administration and a Trump Administration?

    about 4 inches, it's YUGE, believe me.

    Posted by: Donald at March 16, 2016 08:10 AM (nyYhO)

    136 How smart a candidate is Hillary? Will she go around campaigning on toilets and trannies and microaggressions? Will she shout "There's no such thing as an illegal person!!!"? Will she inform stupid Americans that if America stops producing petroleum and tries to run our cars and factories on corn oil, it won't kill our economy? Will she tell us that Obamacare just needs tweaking? Will she tell us that putting lactation stations in tanks will make our military stronger? Will she promise to free us of our inordinate fear of Islam? Will she promise to do for college education what Obama did for medical care?

    Will this be the winning message against Trump?

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 08:10 AM (pC96u)

    137 133 Yo, Spike.

    I got the Motts.
    Posted by: Tony Bighattarino at March 16, 2016 08:08 AM (XVjZ


    I LOVE that commercial!!!

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:10 AM (p4UlV)

    138 In my opinion after last night it is time to come together and all talk of a 3rd party is damn near treason
    Posted by: Nevergiveup

    Which is exactly what the GOPe is counting on.

    They are telling delegates that they can ignore the primary results.
    They are hawking the same losing team from 2012.
    But we're supposed to unify, thus supporting them, and all this.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:11 AM (326rv)

    139 So is Cruz going to join with the establishment now?

    Who woulda thunk it?

    Posted by: Skeezix at March 16, 2016 08:12 AM (WnCSK)

    140 54 No, no, no. That's the scent of indian burn wafting from my arm...

    Posted by: Michelle Fields at March 16, 2016 07:40 AM (HSmrB

    There's medicated Salve for that.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 07:41 AM (voOPb)

    We call it maize.

    Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 08:13 AM (0mRoj)

    141 134 Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:09 AM (DUoqb)


    Yup, I am no more thrilled with how last night went down than you are NGU...


    The Rube and Cased-Duck's ego means that the only realistic chance to stop Trump was wasted...

    had both withdrawn and preached unity behind Cruz I think things would have gone differently but in the end the GOP "genius" set listened to their egos and handed Duh Donald the big mo....

    Any GOPer that goes third party is dead to me, if it is obvious that the party itself is going Thad Cockhole Cochran on the GOP nominee for this race I will abandon the party that abandoned me over the decades and resign myself to living in a weird mix of Brazil, Animal Farm, and Brave New World...

    I am sick and tired of the GOP political class making personal financial gain from thwarting their voters.

    Posted by: sven10077 at March 16, 2016 08:13 AM (g8Hfr)

    142 Which is exactly what the GOPe is counting on.

    They are telling delegates that they can ignore the primary results.
    They are hawking the same losing team from 2012.
    But we're supposed to unify, thus supporting them, and all this.
    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:11 AM (326v)

    No you misunderstand me...come together behind the presumptive nominee which is looking an awful like Mr. Donald J Trump

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:13 AM (DUoqb)

    143 Trumps not going to the next Fox News debate, he said he didn't know about it.

    Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2016 08:03 AM (nyYhO)


    Why should he even bother with it now? There is nothing good that it could do him and a lot bad that it could do him.

    The debate fetish needs to get under control.

    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 08:14 AM (hLRSq)

    144 Trumps not going to the next Fox News debate, he said he didn't know about it.

    Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2016 08:03 AM (nyYhO)


    Why should he even bother with it now? There is nothing good that it could do him and a lot bad that it could do him.

    The debate fetish needs to get under control.
    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 08:14 AM (hLRSq)

    He is gong to AIPAC to give a speech

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:14 AM (DUoqb)

    145 131 So what's the difference between a Hillary Administration and a Trump Administration?

    The location of the combover.

    Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 08:14 AM (0mRoj)

    146 >>Politico says conservatives are all butt hurt over Kasich's religion. I have no idea what religion he is.





    >>Yeah, cause they have their finger on the pulse of the conservative movement. while the other hand throws rocks at it.

    Exactly. Kasich uses his religion to justify his progressive tendencies, and is happy to imply others are *not* Christian if they don't support things like immigration and Obamacare.

    Politico is just jumping on this as an opportunity to bash Republicans/conservative and those Christians who don't buy into Kasich's crap.

    Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2016 08:14 AM (NOIQH)

    147 143 So is Cruz going to join with the establishment now?

    Who woulda thunk it?
    Posted by: Skeezix at March 16, 2016 08:12 AM (WnCSK)


    The real question is what will the establishment do to prevent Cruz from joining Trump?

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:14 AM (p4UlV)

    148 I'm still trying to determine how being a nationalist is a bad thing?

    Posted by: WOPR at March 16, 2016 08:14 AM (LTDSy)

    149 If trump is screwed over, then there is also a chance of people voting 3rd party or staying home.

    We're pretty much fucked.
    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:06 AM (326rv)

    I'm not a Trump supporter. Howerver, if he goes into Cleveland with the most delegates and "they" run their "brokered" convention and Trump isn't the candidate. They can say good-bye to me.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 08:14 AM (voOPb)

    150 Things you should not say to your wife song

    A short classic Tim Hawkins comedy video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpFD-kgQxnI

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 08:15 AM (w4NZ8)

    151 No you misunderstand me...come together behind the presumptive nominee which is looking an awful like Mr. Donald J Trump
    Posted by: Nevergiveup

    Okay, but I'll believe it when I see it. He needs to gain, and keep from defecting, 1237 and get it locked in on the first ballot. After that, it's on. If a sufficient number do defect, then Trump was effectively robbed.

    Should he go 3rd party? And what would we do then?

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:16 AM (326rv)

    152 Bringing the "fun" into a Christian funeral:

    Tim Hawkins:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCbQzeTfqSs

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 08:17 AM (w4NZ8)

    153 What is the point of ANOTHER Republican debate?

    Who is this for?
    Pretty sure it's for the MSM and Democrats to further degrade public opinion on the remaining candidates.

    Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2016 08:17 AM (NOIQH)

    154 153 If trump is screwed over, then there is also a chance of people voting 3rd party or staying home.

    We're pretty much fucked.
    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:06 AM (326rv)

    I'm not a Trump supporter. Howerver, if he goes into Cleveland with the most delegates and "they" run their "brokered" convention and Trump isn't the candidate. They can say good-bye to me.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 08:14 AM (voOPb)


    The problem is the rules dictate the candidate with the greatest proportion of delegates not the one with the most delegates. The fix was baked into the cake a long time ago.

    But people are going to feel stabbed in the back - hell, stabbed in the chest - if Trump is like 10 delegates short and the convention chooses Paul Ryan.

    There will be blood. Literal or figurative is anyone's guess.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:17 AM (p4UlV)

    155 Trumps not going to the next Fox News debate, he said he didn't know about it.


    What questions haven't been asked?

    If you actually did date your daughter, what movie and restaurant would you take her to?

    Posted by: Hadoop at March 16, 2016 08:17 AM (2X7pN)

    156 8 Weird But Possibly Helpful Gadgets For Long-Distance Lovers



    http://tinyurl.com/zckvf3a


    According to its creator Oni Chen, LovePalz is a 'Wi-Fi-connected love machine that lets both the top and the bottom stimulate some sexy time.' Each partner gets one device - the 'hers' version is basically a dildo, while 'his' counterpart is a silicone tube that accommodates a penis - and the two connect via smartphone. When both partners use them simultaneously, each person's device vibrates in response to the other's sexual movements. Videoconferencing apparently adds to the experience. The pair retail for $94.95, or $10,000 for the limited-edition 24k gold version (really).

    -----

    10k buys a lot of hookers and blow

    *according to a friend

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 08:17 AM (mEZce)

    157 152 I'm still trying to determine how being a nationalist is a bad thing?
    Posted by: WOPR at March 16, 2016 08:14 AM (LTDSy)

    It has a strong, historical connotation of belligerence. I'm fiercely pro-American but I am not nationalistic.

    Lest we forget, populism and nationalism are NOT conservatism.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:19 AM (p4UlV)

    158 147 "Trumps not going to the next Fox News debate, he said he didn't know about it."


    It's going to be refreshing having a President this smart. For decades, we've been saddled with idiots who couldn't recognize when the press was out to fuck them.

    Now we've got someone who knows.

    Let's hope some others who run downticket wake up to the same reality.

    Posted by: jwest at March 16, 2016 08:19 AM (Zs4uk)

    159 There will be blood. Literal or figurative is anyone's guess.
    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:17 AM (p4UlV)

    Think Trump supporters are already a little unhinged? This could make Chicago '68 look like a walk in the park.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 08:19 AM (voOPb)

    160
    Not voting for a guy who wants to*cough* 'date' his own daughter.

    You are a incest-fixated sick bastard.

    Posted by: Mortimer at March 16, 2016 08:19 AM (4viQH)

    161 160 8 Weird But Possibly Helpful Gadgets For Long-Distance Lovers

    Whatever happened to just tearfully jacking it while looking at her photo? Life is getting way too complicated.

    Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 08:19 AM (0mRoj)

    162 "Howerver, if he goes into Cleveland with the most delegates and "they" run their "brokered" convention and Trump isn't the candidate. They can say good-bye to me"

    Agreed. If Cruz and Trump are neck and neck then I am good as long as it is 1 of those 2. But ignoring the will of the voters and pulling some third party of a hat means I am through as well. If my vote is just going to be cast aside, then I will no longer bother. And I do not say that lightly. But it would be the last straw for me.

    Posted by: Skeezix at March 16, 2016 08:19 AM (WnCSK)

    163 Mr. Trump, if your foreign policy was ice cream, what flavor would it be?

    Posted by: Hadoop at March 16, 2016 08:19 AM (2X7pN)

    164 " I'm still trying to determine how being a nationalist is a bad thing? "

    Probably because you have white skin. Probably because you don't want brown skinned people coming into your country uninvited. Probably because you don't want to fork over your tax monies to support them.

    Probably.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:20 AM (WVsWD)

    165 159
    If you actually did date your daughter, what movie and restaurant would you take her to?

    Posted by: Hadoop at March 16, 2016 08:17 AM (2X7pN)


    "I defer to my running mate, Woody Allen."

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:20 AM (p4UlV)

    166 10k buys a lot of hookers and blow

    *according to a friend

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 08:17 AM (mEZce

    10K buys a lot of hookers and blow and Viagra.

    FIFYF

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 08:20 AM (voOPb)

    167 I'm gonna nominate a Supreme Court Justice today. My bitch, McConnel will make it happen, too.

    Posted by: Barky McPhuckstick at March 16, 2016 08:20 AM (9eYoy)

    168 167 Mr. Trump, if your foreign policy was ice cream, what flavor would it be?
    Posted by: Hadoop at March 16, 2016 08:19 AM (2X7pN)


    Jamoca Almond Ikeelyou.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:20 AM (p4UlV)

    169
    Looking ahead, if Trump is the nominee, is he going to beat Hilary?

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:21 AM (p4UlV)

    170 >>Whatever happened to just tearfully jacking it while looking at her photo? Life is getting way too complicated.

    Whatever happened to just tearfully jacking it?

    Onanist Gloom.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:21 AM (Bdeb0)

    171 "For decades, we've been saddled with idiots who couldn't recognize when the press was out to fuck them. "

    Precisely. They always felt obligated to play their game. They were just too stupid to realize it was rope-a-dope.

    Posted by: Skeezix at March 16, 2016 08:21 AM (WnCSK)

    172 >>Looking ahead, if Trump is the nominee, is he going to beat Hilary?

    No.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:21 AM (Bdeb0)

    173 170 10k buys a lot of hookers and blow

    *according to a friend

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 08:17 AM (mEZce

    10K buys a lot of hookers and blow and Viagra.

    FIFYF
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 08:20 AM (voOPb)

    You'll die from heart failure at the end, but what a way to go!

    Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 08:21 AM (0mRoj)

    174 >>Q: If you actually did date your daughter, what movie and restaurant would you take her to?

    A: Well, I wouldn't rape her or make her give me oral in the Oval Office....

    Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (NOIQH)

    175 Posting while I wait for the anathesia to kick in?

    There's no way this could go wrong!

    Posted by: pookysgirl at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (XGXXh)

    176 "Looking ahead, if Trump is the nominee, is he going to beat Hilary? "

    Who knows...a lot can happen in 8 months.

    Posted by: Skeezix at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (WnCSK)

    177 "34
    Politico is also reporting that a bunch of GOP honchos are meeting tomorrow to plot a 3rd party run.

    Darn it, I forgot to actually read the whole thing or make a copy of the link.

    But it wouldn't surprise me that it's true.


    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2016 07:27 AM (gyKtp)"

    This from the same people who urged us to hold our noses and vote for Romney and McCain out of party loyalty? I guess they never plan to make that appeal again until everybody now alive to remember their behavior has died.

    It really is "rule or ruin" with those people, isn't it.

    Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (QHgTq)

    178 But people are going to feel stabbed in the back - hell, stabbed in the chest - if Trump is like 10 delegates short and the convention chooses Paul Ryan.

    I've noted this before; if they try to foist off somebody who didn't even campaign, when there were over a dozen on the primary trail, then they just announced that the primaries and the peasants don't matter.

    I doubt that trump will tolerate them wasting his time. If he evens suggests a write-in campaign, that would probably be enough to kill our chances to stop mommom.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (326rv)

    179 Why should he even bother with it now? There is nothing good that it could do him and a lot bad that it could do him...Posted by: *Mikey NTH

    He knows he sucks at debates, He's right to be afraid to debate Cruz practically one on one, wonder what his excuse will be when it's time to debate Clinton?

    Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (nyYhO)

    180 "Looking ahead, if Trump is the nominee, is he going to beat Hilary?"

    Yes. Overwhelmingly. Cruz would win handily. Rubes by a small margin. Even Katsup has a good chance.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (WVsWD)

    181 And if you have a wif-fi controlled sex toy, you deserve to get hacked.Posted by: Lizzy


    There was an episode of 'Big Bang Theory' where they bought some wifi enabled light bulb. They turned it on, internet enabled it, and seconds later someone turned it off. Couple seconds later it turned back on again.

    They seemed pretty pleased by the event.

    Not sure how an experience like that would enhance selfpleasuring.

    Posted by: mega machines at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (fbovC)

    182 173
    Looking ahead, if Trump is the nominee, is he going to beat Hilary?

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:21 AM (p4UlV

    No. Basically one in the same. Although her dick is bigger and her hair is better.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (voOPb)

    183 Maybe, Ace can hire Fields.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 08:23 AM (iQIUe)

    184 I'd date Trump's daughter. She's picking up the tab for dinner, though.

    Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 08:23 AM (0mRoj)

    185 163 Think Trump supporters are already a little unhinged? This could make Chicago '68 look like a walk in the park.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 08:19 AM (voOPb)

    As much as I dislike Trump, the violence at the rallies last weekend was NOT caused by him or his supporters. That shit is totally on the heads of the left.

    That said, my statement still stands as to the reaction to a GOP-e theft of the will of the people, whether it's in the rules or not.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:23 AM (p4UlV)

    186 187 Maybe, Ace can hire Fields.
    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 08:23 AM (iQIUe)

    A one-armed blogging sidekick? Now that would be unique.

    Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 08:24 AM (0mRoj)

    187 Hillary has never really been in a campaign before. Her Senate seat was virtually handed to her - she's never had to go up against someone who would body-slam her until her teeth rattled.

    I think - I hope - Trump is that man.
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2016 08:03 AM (X6fMO)

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

    Who has ever had the nerve to call Hillary a liar and a loser to her face? Who has ever said "You're so incompetent you couldn't even get one person in your whole department to translate one lousy word right when you went to Russia"? Who has ever told her to her face (or to her Twitter account), "You call yourself a hero to women and you hang around that sexist pig who raped Juanita Broaddrick"? Who has asked a single follow-up question on her claim that THREE Benghazi families are wrong and she's right? Who would do this besides Trump?

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 08:24 AM (pC96u)

    188 184 "Looking ahead, if Trump is the nominee, is he going to beat Hilary?"

    Yes. Overwhelmingly. Cruz would win handily. Rubes by a small margin. Even Katsup has a good chance.
    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (WVsWD)


    Then, there it is my friends. Your mouth to G-d's ears.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:24 AM (p4UlV)

    189 Bye. Don't let the door slam you in the ass. You have enough butthurt already.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 07:52 AM (WVsWD)

    Yeah, well, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe Donald J. Trump is a genuine leader of character and conviction who grows into the office and becomes one of the greatest Presidents ever, and his seemingly batshit crazy ideas about trade policy don't result in a replay of the Smoot-Hawley mess that cascaded into a global depression, and his admiration of Putin and Chinese communists flowers into mutual cooperation and friendship and heralds an era of peace and prosperity for the whole global community.

    Nah.

    Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 08:24 AM (UWlp+)

    190 He is gong to AIPAC to give a speech

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:14 AM (DUoqb)


    And now comes stage five - acceptance.*

    *And if AIPAC tries to pull any funny business like that other group did I expect Trump to do the same thing. He doesn't appear to fool around.

    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 08:25 AM (hLRSq)

    191 Kasich's roadmap to victory involves becoming governor of each of the remaining states and winning as the homestate favorite.

    Posted by: Boogeyman with a Hair Flip at March 16, 2016 08:26 AM (ZKlDy)

    192 And if AIPAC tries to pull any funny business like that other group did I expect Trump to do the same thing. He doesn't appear to fool around.
    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 08:25 AM (hLRSq)

    ????

    Why would AIPAC pull any funny business? What are you talking about

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:26 AM (DUoqb)

    193 That said, my statement still stands as to the reaction to a GOP-e theft of the will of the people, whether it's in the rules or not.
    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:23 AM (p4UlV

    Quite agree with you J.J.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 08:26 AM (voOPb)

    194 There will be war in the streets, and I'll need to declare marshal law. Election problem solved.

    Posted by: Generalismo Barko McPhucksticko at March 16, 2016 08:27 AM (9eYoy)

    195 What happens when you find out your significant other is using a bigger, younger, more muscular wi-fi device than the one you gave her?

    Posted by: Fritz at March 16, 2016 08:27 AM (UzPAd)

    196 "176
    >>Looking ahead, if Trump is the nominee, is he going to beat Hilary?



    No.



    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:21 AM (Bdeb0)"


    That is a pretty definitive statement concerning someone who's negatives are at least as high as Trump's and who is an atrocious campaigner. There is also the issue of her constantly telling lies, like nobody died in Libya.


    Just as there are a cadre of old white women who are dedicated to seeing Hillary Clinton elected President, there are a very large number of people within the Democratic Party who cannot stand her.

    Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 16, 2016 08:27 AM (QHgTq)

    197 Oh, yay. First time I watch TV in months and I get to watch Obama lecture the Senate on his toilet paper-er, the Constitution.

    Posted by: pookysgirl at March 16, 2016 08:27 AM (XGXXh)

    198 196 And if AIPAC tries to pull any funny business like that other group did I expect Trump to do the same thing. He doesn't appear to fool around.
    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 08:25 AM (hLRSq)

    ????

    Why would AIPAC pull any funny business? What are you talking about
    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:26 AM (DUoqb)

    Jooooz, man.

    Posted by: Insomniac at March 16, 2016 08:28 AM (0mRoj)

    199 193 Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 08:24 AM (UWlp+)

    Smoot-Hawley was the straw that broke the camel's back. There was a protectionist bill passed earlier in the decade that wreaked havoc with agricultural exports. And then after Smoot came FDR.

    Any talk of tariffs is nuts. The real problems to be addressed are corporate taxes, income tax in general and the insane regulations from the EPA, BLM, ICC, FTC etc. ad nauseum,

    THAT is what sends jobs offshore and prevents growth.

    Mr. Trump is dead wrong on this issue. But I'm the asshole for somehow pointing it out.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:28 AM (p4UlV)

    200 ...if it is obvious that the party itself is going Thad Cockhole Cochran on the GOP nominee for this race...

    How many times do we have to do this before you finally get the message?

    Amnesty now, amnesty forever!

    Posted by: The GOPe at March 16, 2016 08:28 AM (ckvus)

    201 If you try to enumerate Obama's 2nd term legislative achievements, you quickly determine that he didn't even try.

    2nd term theme "Stasis Statist"

    Posted by: Hillary "she's too big to jail" Clinton at March 16, 2016 08:29 AM (e8kgV)

    202 "Looking ahead, if Trump is the nominee, is he going to beat Hilary? "

    Who knows...a lot can happen in 8 months.
    Posted by: Skeezix at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (WnCSK)

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

    Who's going to draw more voters -- the person who says we need to take another look at Muslim immigrants, or the one who calls us bigots if we say "Islamic terrorism" after the next slaughter in Europe, Asia, Canada, or even the U.S.?

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 08:29 AM (pC96u)

    203 "Looking ahead, if Trump is the nominee, is he going to beat Hilary?"


    Impossible to say right now.

    However, one can look at the signs...

    Trump draws increasingly large crowds - stadium size. Lots of enthusiasm.

    Hillary has a rough time giving away tickets to her small-venue rallies.

    Hillary has big support by blacks, but the majority of that support is in states that never go for democrats anyway - in the South.

    Trump's support has grown in the face of multi-million dollar anti-Trump campaigns. Once he's the nominee and focusing his attacks on Hillary, the national numbers will change substantially.

    Posted by: jwest at March 16, 2016 08:29 AM (Zs4uk)

    204 Who has ever had the nerve to call Hillary a liar and a loser to her face? Who has ever said "You're so incompetent you couldn't even get one person in your whole department to translate one lousy word right when you went to Russia"? Who has ever told her to her face (or to her Twitter account), "You call yourself a hero to women and you hang around that sexist pig who raped Juanita Broaddrick"? Who has asked a single follow-up question on her claim that THREE Benghazi families are wrong and she's right? Who would do this besides Trump?

    Imagine Trump referring to the families, who he arranged to have seats at the debate. So Mommom can call them liars on national TV face to face.

    he would do it.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:29 AM (326rv)

    205 80 I am with you
    It is Cruz or bust
    I want no part of an obvious fraud like Trump

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:30 AM (MkZ6B)

    206 I read someone say Kasich will be picked for VP. By who? It would have to be another Amnesty shill which excludes Trump or Cruz.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 08:30 AM (iQIUe)

    207 And on cue our Resident Democrat has showed up

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:31 AM (DUoqb)

    208 Nah.

    Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 08:24 AM (UWlp+)

    You have stated over and over and over and over and over........

    Your hatred. How many more times are you going to share your hatred with us?

    I think we know already.

    You are having a major case of butthurt. Get over it or carry through with your threat to leave.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:31 AM (WVsWD)

    209 Why would AIPAC pull any funny business? What are you talking about

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:26 AM (DUoqb)

    Youare clearly unaware of the obvious *cough* Zionist *cough* conspiracy to take overze vorld. I mean 'the world', sorry.

    Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 08:31 AM (UWlp+)

    210 Looking ahead, if Trump is the nominee, is he going to beat Hilary?



    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:21 AM (p4UlV)


    Ask me on November 9, 2016. I'll have an answer for you.

    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 08:31 AM (hLRSq)

    211 >>Who has ever told her to her face (or to her Twitter account),

    Who has ever said to her "You're not even a human woman, you're a Cylon skin-job, and a lesbian one at that, which is weird, and kind of arousing in a disturbing but undeniable way, but not enough to actually want you running the nation!"

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:31 AM (Bdeb0)

    212 he would do it.
    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:29 AM (326rv

    No he wouldn't.
    She would have ammo to keep his tone civil.

    Your scenario looks good, but it wouldn't happen imho

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 08:32 AM (voOPb)

    213 You are having a major case of butthurt. Get over it or carry through with your threat to leave.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:31 AM (WVsWD)

    Your beloved Fearless Leader hasn't won the nomination yet, cupcake.

    Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 08:32 AM (UWlp+)

    214 It is Cruz or bust
    I want no part of an obvious fraud like Trump
    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone

    So.....what does this mean?
    In the event that trump is nominated, would you vote otherwise, or stay home?

    In the event that he is not nominated, even if he shows up with 1237, should his supporters do as you assert?

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:32 AM (326rv)

    215 NGU you are the one planning on voting for the Democrat not me

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:33 AM (MkZ6B)

    216 But people are going to feel stabbed in the back - hell, stabbed in the chest - if Trump is like 10 delegates short and the convention chooses Paul Ryan.

    There will be blood. Literal or figurative is anyone's guess.
    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:17 AM (p4UlV)

    In an odd sort of way, the GOPe is being given a chance to avoid the Destructor but they are so stupid and arrogant that they will almost certainly expose the party to death by Head Weasel. It's a nasty way to go but arguably just.

    Posted by: joncelli, gone Shakespearean at March 16, 2016 08:33 AM (RD7QR)

    217 A country stupid enough to vote for Barack Obama's second chance at "radically transforming" a Constitutional Republic into... something else, is stupid enough to allow Hillary Clinton to further the destruction.

    I cannot fathom how a thinking adult could want the likes of Hillary "We didn't lose a single person in Libya!, What like with a cloth?" Clinton anywhere near the switches of power.

    Posted by: Gots the Motts at March 16, 2016 08:33 AM (XVjZ8)

    218 Why would AIPAC pull any funny business? What are you talking about
    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:26 AM (DUoqb)


    Remember the one* where everyone was going to walk out or boo, or some other juvenile grade stuff to show their conservative creds? That is what I mean.

    *CPAC or something like that.

    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 08:33 AM (hLRSq)

    219 So.....what does this mean?
    In the event that trump is nominated, would you vote otherwise, or stay home?

    In the event that he is not nominated, even if he shows up with 1237, should his supporters do as you assert?
    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:32 AM (326v)

    Your talking to a democrat...save your voice and efforts. don't waste your time

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:33 AM (DUoqb)

    220 "219 NGU you are the one planning on voting for the Democrat not me"

    I'll take the democrat over the socialist any day if those are my only 2 choices.

    Posted by: Skeezix at March 16, 2016 08:33 AM (WnCSK)

    221 Your beloved Fearless Leader hasn't won the nomination yet, cupcake.

    Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 08:32 AM (UWlp+)

    You are showing just what a small person you are.

    Have a nice day.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (WVsWD)

    222 Who has ever said to her "You're not even a human woman, you're a Cylon skin-job, and a lesbian one at that, which is weird, and kind of arousing in a disturbing but undeniable way, but not enough to actually want you running the nation!"

    Err....

    Hm.

    Posted by: Huma Roleplaying Starbuck at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (eytER)

    223 You're not even a human woman, you're a Cylon skin-job


    Wrong. Cylons are hot.

    Posted by: Starbuckfutter at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (9eYoy)

    224 218 I will not vote for Trump, period

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (MkZ6B)

    225 She would have ammo to keep his tone civil.




    Talk about "that's in the past, let's move on!"
    What ammo would she have that the media hasn't already used?

    Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (fjZl+)

    226 Imagine Trump referring to the families, who he arranged to have seats at the debate. So Mommom can call them liars on national TV face to face.

    he would do it.
    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:29 AM (326rv)

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

    That's EXACTLY what I envision him doing. "There they are, Hillary, right there. Can we get the camera on them? We probably can't get the camera on them, but you can see them, Hillary, right there in the front row. Now look at them -- don't look at the back of the room, look at *them* -- and tell them they're all wrong and mixed up, and you're right. Go ahead and tell them that, right now."

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (pC96u)

    227 he would do it.
    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:29 AM (326rv

    No he wouldn't.
    She would have ammo to keep his tone civil.

    Your scenario looks good, but it wouldn't happen imho
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

    he already called out "reporters" who were donors to her crime syndicate, which is more than any of the others did.

    Might she have ammo? That's possible. I don't know.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (326rv)

    228
    Interesting to note and please check my math.
    Ohio seems to have found about 800,000 morerepublican voters as compared to 2012PRIMARYtotals.
    Dem totals were about 100,000 less in turnout from 2008 primary. So still pretty active even without Obama.
    Usually primaries see about half of the turn out that the real elections have in Ohio. The dems were right about were they should be then.
    The republican turn out was like two million plus. IN 2012 it was 1.2 mil. In the real election in 2012 Romney's total was 2.5m ish total. The primary in Ohio was a whopping turn out for Republicans.
    Does it reflect new voters? Doesn't seem to be Democratic cross overs since their historic primary totals are about same.
    This bears looking at closely, by people who know this stuff.

    Posted by: simplemind at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (JTwsP)

    229 NGU you are the one planning on voting for the Democrat not me
    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:33 AM (MkZ6B)

    Great so take that shit somewhere else. Oh yeah like Fantasy Land in Disney where you can just make shit up like a 3 year old

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (DUoqb)

    230 " I will not vote for Trump, period"

    Yeah...we got that.

    Posted by: Skeezix at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (WnCSK)

    231 195 Kasich's roadmap to victory involves becoming governor of each of the remaining states and winning as the homestate favorite.
    Posted by: Boogeyman with a Hair Flip at March 16, 2016 08:26 AM (ZKlDy)

    Posted by: Minnfidel at March 16, 2016 08:35 AM (mv76s)

    232 You are having a major case of butthurt. Get over it or carry through with your threat to leave.

    ---

    Huh. I was not aware that this was now Tim of Spades.

    Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at March 16, 2016 08:35 AM (+cuAZ)

    233 Remember the one* where everyone was going to walk out or boo, or some other juvenile grade stuff to show their conservative creds? That is what I mean.

    *CPAC or something like that.


    Yes, that was CPAC.

    AIPAC is an entirely different animal. It's nonpartisan and from what I see is really serious about being nonpartisan. They aren't going to tolerate anything that makes invited speakers look bad.

    Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 16, 2016 08:35 AM (eytER)

    234 "Looking ahead, if Trump is the nominee, is he going to beat Hilary? " 


    The lack of enthusiasm, based on vote totals being so far below normal on the democrats side, and so far above average on the republican side may be the canary in the coal mine.

    Of course, crossover voting may be skewing the totals to some extent. Personally, and I hope it's not wishcasting, I believe that trump voters are going to be more enthusiastic, more likely to show up at the polls.

    Posted by: mega machines at March 16, 2016 08:35 AM (fbovC)

    235 Your beloved Fearless Leader hasn't won the nomination yet, cupcake.
    Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 08:32 AM (UWlp+)

    __
    Cupcake? seriously?

    Posted by: watchingcircus at March 16, 2016 08:35 AM (VbTye)

    236 >>Your beloved Fearless Leader hasn't won the nomination yet, cupcake.

    Resistance is foreplay.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:35 AM (Bdeb0)

    237 He knows he sucks at debates, He's right to be afraid to debate Cruz practically one on one, wonder what his excuse will be when it's time to debate Clinton?

    Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (nyYhO)


    Hillary Clinton is now a debater to be feared?

    Since when?

    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 08:35 AM (hLRSq)

    238 Mornin', thing have gotten interesting, haven't they?

    Posted by: IP at March 16, 2016 08:36 AM (aQQbl)

    239 Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 07:25 AM (hLRSq)

    Heh. Did you write that? Pretty good.

    Posted by: @votermom at March 16, 2016 08:36 AM (cbfNE)

    240 218. I would hope the trump supporters start actually considering the real problems in trump instead of dismissing them all as the supposed ravings of "the establishment"

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:36 AM (MkZ6B)

    241 "I believe we need to go further than the [Constitution] and guarentee economic rights!" - some socialist on the TV this morning.

    Posted by: pookysgirl at March 16, 2016 08:37 AM (XGXXh)

    242 Huh. I was not aware that this was now Tim of Spades.

    Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at March 16, 2016 08:35 AM (+cuAZ)

    It's not. How many times can someone threaten though? How many times a day do they have to share?

    Can't they just do it instead of threatening to do it?

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:37 AM (WVsWD)

    243 241 He knows he sucks at debates, He's right to be afraid to debate Cruz practically one on one, wonder what his excuse will be when it's time to debate Clinton?

    Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2016 08:22 AM (nyYhO)


    Hillary Clinton is now a debater to be feared?

    Since when?
    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 08:35 AM (hLRSq)

    Well, there's always the chance that she'll turn you into a newt if she thinks she's losing. That's not a pleasant thought.

    Posted by: joncelli, gone Shakespearean at March 16, 2016 08:37 AM (RD7QR)

    244 209
    80 I am with you

    It is Cruz or bust

    I want no part of an obvious fraud like Trump

    Posted by: chemjeff




    breaking news : someone alert the media

    Posted by: Mortimer at March 16, 2016 08:37 AM (4viQH)

    245 Anymore debate are a waste of time to the candidates.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 08:37 AM (iQIUe)

    246 Melissa Harris-Perry. The victim of Mitt Romney and his anti-tampon goon squad or talentless hack?

    Posted by: Darth Randall at March 16, 2016 08:38 AM (6n332)

    247 You are showing just what a small person you are.

    Have a nice day.Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (WVsWD)

    *chortle* I just had a Steve Martin 'Let's get small' flashback from his old standup routine where he's holding this ginormous imaginary steering wheel. You have a nice day, too.

    Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 08:38 AM (UWlp+)

    248 Well, there's always the chance that she'll turn you into a newt if she thinks she's losing. That's not a pleasant thought.



    Meh. You'll get better.

    Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2016 08:38 AM (fjZl+)

    249 Might she have ammo? That's possible. I don't know.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (326rv)

    The Clintons have had plenty ammo since Mena AR.

    Posted by: Hrothgar at March 16, 2016 08:38 AM (wYnyS)

    250 Kasich' s religion?
    He's obviously a Shaolin monk.

    Posted by: @votermom at March 16, 2016 08:38 AM (cbfNE)

    251 >>Mornin', thing have gotten interesting, haven't they?

    Not really. I pretty much suspected that Wednesday was going to be a tedious day of strolling the battlefield, spearing the wounded Cruz loyalists and praying to Mars for a more worthy opponent.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:38 AM (Bdeb0)

    252 I would hope the trump supporters start actually considering the real problems in trump instead of dismissing them all as the supposed ravings of "the establishment"

    What does that mean though...? What, all of a sudden they see the light and stay home in November?

    Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 16, 2016 08:39 AM (PFy0L)

    253 I don't see the point in further debates. If you haven't figured it out by now no number of debates is going to help you.

    Posted by: joncelli, gone Shakespearean at March 16, 2016 08:39 AM (RD7QR)

    254 Hillary Clinton is now a debater to be feared?

    Since when?
    Posted by: *Mikey NTH

    "what are your accomplishments as a senator?

    "as SoS? The families are interested in your answer."

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:39 AM (326rv)

    255 Just heard on tthe radio that TFG has a news sycophant conference scheduled for 11:00AM EST...so 11:30AM EST. SCOTUS nominee...

    Posted by: billygoat at March 16, 2016 08:40 AM (INxoa)

    256 spearing the wounded Cruz loyalists

    I am a Cruz Loyalist so to speak, but I can read thew writing on the wall and am not a fan of butting my head against said wall.

    Time to come together and fight the real enemy..well I mean those of us who are not really democrats to begin with

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:40 AM (DUoqb)

    257 >>218. I would hope the trump supporters start actually considering the real problems in trump instead of dismissing them all as the supposed ravings of "the establishment"

    In time, fool. Today is the day of merriment and mockery. And why would we take advice on "real problems" from members of the squealing herd?

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:40 AM (Bdeb0)

    258 NGU you are the one who refuses to consider honestly trump's downsides

    You give him the benefit of the doubt when it is not earned and dismiss legitimate criticism

    if Obama's antiamerican past is a reason to vote against him, why isn't trump's pro-authoritarian past a reason to vote against him?

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:41 AM (MkZ6B)

    259 " I would hope the trump supporters start actually considering the real problems in trump instead of dismissing them all as the supposed ravings of "the establishment"

    FYI....No one gives a shit what you have to say.

    Posted by: Skeezix at March 16, 2016 08:41 AM (WnCSK)

    260
    Yeah, well, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe Donald J. Trump is a genuine leader of character and conviction who grows into the office and becomes one of the greatest Presidents ever, and his seemingly batshit crazy ideas about trade policy don't result in a replay of the Smoot-Hawley mess that cascaded into a global depression, and his admiration of Putin and Chinese communists flowers into mutual cooperation and friendship and heralds an era of peace and prosperity for the whole global community.


    Nah.Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 08:24 AM (UWlp+)
    Yeah, probably not. But I can guarantee you that, his red-meat noises to the contrary, Cruz will not eliminate a single cabinet department, nor will he prosecute Hillary. They're both con men; the only choice for the voter is, which con man is going to be better for my wallet? Decide that, and then vote.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2016 08:41 AM (X6fMO)

    261 What does that mean though...? What, all of a sudden they see the light and stay home in November?
    Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 16, 2016 08:39 AM (PFy0L)

    That is exactly what he means, well what the democratic line will be. He is just reciting the playbook like a good little follower

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:41 AM (DUoqb)

    262 Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:36 AM (MkZ6B)

    I agree, the faults of Trump completely outweigh the purity and steady hand of the "establishment conservatives" running the GOP!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at March 16, 2016 08:41 AM (wYnyS)

    263 General election between Hillary and Trump will be a sh#t-storm.
    Not only will the MSM be ALL IN in getting her carcass into the WH, but all of the commie and Soros-funded activist groups are going to bring their rioting crowds to every rally, every city. Obama will be stirring things up as best he can. And then all the GOPe and conservative writers and pundits at war with their own candidate....


    Ugh.

    Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2016 08:41 AM (NOIQH)

    264 259 Just heard on tthe radio that TFG has a news sycophant conference scheduled for 11:00AM EST...so 11:30AM EST. SCOTUS nominee...
    Posted by: billygoat at March 16, 2016 08:40 AM (INxoa)

    Bill Ayers, Baal Hammon, or an Avatar of Evil to be named later.

    Posted by: joncelli, gone Shakespearean at March 16, 2016 08:42 AM (RD7QR)

    265 why isn't trump's pro-authoritarian past a reason to vote against him?
    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:41 AM (MkZ6B)

    What pro-authoritarian past? You have examples of course right? Not just pulling crap out of your ass I assume?

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:42 AM (DUoqb)

    266 Hillary Clinton is now a debater to be feared?

    Since when?
    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 08:35 AM (hLRSq)

    Not saying she's a good debater, but I'm sure you've seen Trump in a debate, he has no substantive answers, he won't get away with just repeating believe me it's going to be great, or making faces and insulting people if he's debating one on one with clinton.

    Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2016 08:42 AM (nyYhO)

    267 why isn't trump's pro-authoritarian past a reason to vote against him?

    Trump voted for HITLER.

    I knew it!

    Posted by: Mortimer at March 16, 2016 08:42 AM (4viQH)

    268 It's not. How many times can someone threaten though? How many times a day do they have to share?

    Can't they just do it instead of threatening to do it?

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:37 AM (WVsWD)

    I told you, sport: if your beloved Dear Leader takes the nomination, I turn off my political junkie switch and stop spending time on political blogs and such.But your beloved Fearless Leader hasn't won the nomination yet. Be patient. Be strong. Here, have a biscuit.

    Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 08:43 AM (UWlp+)

    269 "209
    80 I am with you

    It is Cruz or bust

    I want no part of an obvious fraud like Trump

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:30 AM (MkZ6B)"

    I am sorry you feel that way. I voted for Cruz and I think that he would make a better President than Donald Trump and certainly better than Hillary Clinton.

    The thing is that unless Cruz wins a whole lot more delegates than he has until this point, he is not going to win the 1237 delegates he needs to be elected. With Rubio out of the race, I assume that Cruz will do better but I do not think that he will do enough better to get the delegates he needs. And don't forget, there is Kasich with a pot full of George Soros money to keep splitting the vote.

    If the primaries lead to a brokered convention I can promise you the names of the two people least likely to get the Republican nomination for President:
    1. Ted Cruz
    2. Donald Trump

    Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 16, 2016 08:43 AM (QHgTq)

    270 190 Insomniac,

    Luckily she still has the correct arm remaining...

    "Lefty" Fields CobLogger

    Posted by: Harlekwin at March 16, 2016 08:43 AM (ftdxp)

    271
    Well, there's always the chance that she'll turn you into a newt if she thinks she's losing. That's not a pleasant thought.

    Posted by: joncelli, gone Shakespearean at March 16, 2016 08:37 AM (RD7QR)









    That's okay, he'll get better.

    Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 16, 2016 08:43 AM (/wVDI)

    272 According to 538 Trump has 652 Delegates. Over half of what is needed. Cruz has 407 Delegates. Still under a third. Missouri's Delegates still have not been assigned.

    1130 + Delegates left in the primaries. Cruz needs a virtual sweep to jump ahead. Who sees that happening?

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:43 AM (WVsWD)

    273 Every American has been dealt the Dead Man's Hand. I'd just say more of the Morons here at AoSHQ realize it. It's Do Or Die. Either you want Hillary in the White House, or you don't.

    Posted by: Gots the Motts at March 16, 2016 08:44 AM (XVjZ8)

    274 She would have ammo to keep his tone civil.
    --------------------------

    He shut her down on her biggest plank of all -- the War on Women -- by using the bluntest, simplest, most glaringly obvious argument that's been lying around for 30 years that no reporter or any other Republican has dared touch (and which Jeb actually declared he wouldn't).

    Her next plank is the glass ceiling. Let's see how that goes.

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 08:44 AM (pC96u)

    275 Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 08:43 AM (UWlp+)

    Have a nice day.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:44 AM (WVsWD)

    276
    if Obama's antiamerican past is a reason to vote against him, why isn't trump's pro-authoritarian past a reason to vote against him?
    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone

    What are you raving about? He's the leader at this point. Unless Cruz takes 70% (?) of the remaining delegates, Trump has a sufficient number.

    And the GOPe is engaging in one counter productive gag after another, none of which help Cruz and some of which actually seem to help trump.

    If you were really serious about stopping him, railing against his supporters is the least effective way to do so.

    And once again; no, I'm not supporting anyone right now.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:44 AM (326rv)

    277 Not really. I pretty much suspected that Wednesday
    was going to be a tedious day of strolling the battlefield, spearing the
    wounded Cruz loyalists and praying to Mars for a more worthy opponent.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:38 AM (Bdeb0)

    That's kinda been the problem lately, the "spearing the survivors" part I mean.

    Posted by: IP at March 16, 2016 08:44 AM (aQQbl)

    278 The Americans S4 airs tonight.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 08:44 AM (iQIUe)

    279 266 false choice alert!

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:45 AM (MkZ6B)

    280 262 NGU you are the one who refuses to consider honestly trump's downsides

    You give him the benefit of the doubt when it is not earned and dismiss legitimate criticism



    I don't give him the benefit of the doubt, nor do I dismiss legit criticism.

    I DON'T CARE.

    Thank you GOPe for fucking me for 30+ years. YOU built this.

    Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2016 08:45 AM (fjZl+)

    281 why isn't trump's pro-authoritarian past a reason to vote against him?
    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:41 AM (MkZ6B)

    Because if Trump actually is pro-authoritarian, he will smile on our use of pismires like you as grease for the wheels of his electoral panzers, and we regard his smile as a purifying beam of righteousness. That's why.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:45 AM (Bdeb0)

    282 *throws up Spartan shield to protect herself from General Zod's spear*

    Posted by: pookysgirl at March 16, 2016 08:45 AM (XGXXh)

    283 Tim,

    He's sick. The daddy-daughter fantasy obsession has taken over what's left of his mind.

    Don't hate. Pity.

    Posted by: Mortimer at March 16, 2016 08:45 AM (4viQH)

    284 Thought of the month. If you think you might want to go into politics get as much acting experience/training as possible. We are lucky as a country that Ronald Reagan was a conservative but the early acting career was no doubt a huge help to him in being able to reach voters with his message, especially since a conservative has to get through the MFM filter to connect with people.

    Plus it probably helps train folks to read and predict an audience to avoid foot in mouth situations.

    Posted by: PaleRider at March 16, 2016 08:45 AM (tq5N4)

    285 Every American has been dealt the Dead Man's Hand. I'd just say more of the Morons here at AoSHQ realize it. It's Do Or Die. Either you want Hillary in the White House, or you don't.
    Posted by: Gots the Motts at March 16, 2016 08:44 AM (XVjZ

    I agree that a vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary.

    Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2016 08:45 AM (nyYhO)

    286 281 Not really. I pretty much suspected that Wednesday
    was going to be a tedious day of strolling the battlefield, spearing the
    wounded Cruz loyalists and praying to Mars for a more worthy opponent.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:38 AM (Bdeb0)

    That's kinda been the problem lately, the "spearing the survivors" part I mean.

    ---

    Well it'd just be silly to spear the dead.

    Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at March 16, 2016 08:46 AM (+cuAZ)

    287 ...after all of the nose-holding I've done since Reagan, I've no problem with voting for Trump. Cruz was/is my guy, but I'll take Trump. But if the GOPe brokers it out to the loyalists, I'll stay home. LIB at that point.

    Posted by: billygoat at March 16, 2016 08:46 AM (INxoa)

    288 I agree that a vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary.
    Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2016 08:45 AM (nyYhO)

    That stuff your smoking expensive?

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:46 AM (DUoqb)

    289 249 Anymore debate are a waste of time to the candidates.
    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 08:37 AM (iQIUe)

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

    Here, here. The next debate is a brand new one, just scheduled. BS on that.

    Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 16, 2016 08:46 AM (LXJ1e)

    290 157 What is the point of ANOTHER Republican debate?

    Who is this for?
    Pretty sure it's for the MSM and Democrats to further degrade public opinion on the remaining candidates.
    Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2016 08:17 AM (NOIQH)


    Especially because these circuses are not in any way, shape, or form "debates" by any normal definition of the term.

    Posted by: rickl at March 16, 2016 08:47 AM (zoehZ)

    291 I can see switching my vote from Cruz to Trump to avoid a brokered convention.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 16, 2016 08:47 AM (iQIUe)

    292
    Her next plank is the glass ceiling. Let's see how that goes.
    Posted by: iforgot

    I hope that she does.

    Then Trump gets to have fun by first, agreeing with her. And then citing Obama and biden's offices. The only counter, ad the one already used by the WH, is that when the job levels and experience are taken into account, the disparity disappears. Which is true for the private sector.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:47 AM (326rv)

    293 Well it'd just be silly to spear the dead.

    Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at March 16, 2016 08:46 AM (+cuAZ)

    Well damn, when you put it like that it makes perfect sense.

    Posted by: IP at March 16, 2016 08:47 AM (aQQbl)

    294 Let me draw out the GOP scenario as I see it.

    The GOPe had a nice little racket going. A captive market, that sweet CoC cash, perks and cushy jobs, the works. They didn't have to actually produce anything for the voters--what were they going to do, vote Democrat?

    Ah, but that's the thing about abandoning a stance; when you abandon goods, they're free to be picked up by anyone and those goods become theirs. Enter the interloper Trump, seeing an opportunity and abandoned voters. Looks like there's a few here to make a run of it and raise the profile...wait, there's more then you thought...oh crap, that's a third or more of the party.

    Suddenly it's panic mode. The GOPe sees its racket slipping away to a more able racketeer. Worse, the conservatives who have been playing Sisyphus in a protracted attempt to gain more influence within the GOP (to vanishingly little effect) see their own efforts in jeopardy...except for a portion of their ranks who, out of sheer frustration, decide to try to use Trump as a weapon against the intractable GOPe, never mind that among the understandably frustrated masses who have started swarming to Trump there are some...unsavory sorts.

    Now we get the fun stuff. Inevitably the purity of the interloper gets questioned. Inevitably the result is frequently laughing jags, as the interloper's "purity" is probably on par with much of the GOPe. Then come the accusations of bad faith and the personal attacks. Well, this was all one thing when it was just business, but once it becomes personal all bets are off. And so the trenches get dug and the casualties begin to mount. First the usual weaker candidates. Then some folks who looked good but faltered in the face of the rising tide of issues. The usual gang of also-rans drop away earlier...and then the big names start going.

    Suddenly the alarm and panic turn to sheer terror. This interloper, he may actually claim the prize for himself! And so it stops being about the prize on its own merits, and simply about denying the interloper the prize.

    And that, dear Horde, is about where it stands. Completely lost is any concept of opportunities, or of principles (if you think the GOPe is fighting on proper principles you're quite mad). The whole thing is now about Trump.

    So...anything I've missed in there? Or does that about sum it all up?

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 16, 2016 08:47 AM (9krrF)

    295 I would hope the trump supporters start actually considering the real problems in trump instead of dismissing them all as the supposed ravings of "the establishment"

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:36 AM (MkZ6B)


    They already have, which is why Trump went 4-1 yesterday while Cruz went 0-5

    Posted by: cool breeze at March 16, 2016 08:48 AM (ckvus)

    296 What is the point of ANOTHER Republican debate?

    it would be an act of love....For me.

    Posted by: The Honorable John Katshit at March 16, 2016 08:48 AM (326rv)

    297 I need to get me a spear. Might be useful to have for the threads during the convention.

    Posted by: joncelli, gone Shakespearean at March 16, 2016 08:48 AM (RD7QR)

    298 >>*throws up Spartan shield to protect herself from General Zod's spear*

    Your defiance is pointless but honorable. As our leader says in his tome of wisdom (p. 5) he "hires the best from the best." You may join our ranks.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:48 AM (Bdeb0)

    299 Not saying she's a good debater, but I'm sure you've seen Trump in a debate, he has no substantive answers, he won't get away with just repeating believe me it's going to be great, or making faces and insulting people if he's debating one on one with clinton.

    Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2016 08:42 AM (nyYhO)




    SP, how you doin'?


    I think that you misunderestimate the fact that Hillary has no substantive answers either. 'I'll give you more free stuff!' appeals to a lot of voters but that's about where her substance ends! Not at all sure that when compared to Trump is all negative!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at March 16, 2016 08:48 AM (wYnyS)

    300 If the primaries lead to a brokered convention I can promise you the names of the two people least likely to get the Republican nomination for President:
    1. Ted Cruz
    2. Donald Trump

    Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 16, 2016 08:43 AM (QHgTq)


    That's some true shit, right there.

    Posted by: jwest at March 16, 2016 08:48 AM (Zs4uk)

    301 Don't hate. Pity.

    Posted by: Mortimer at March 16, 2016 08:45 AM (4viQH)

    I don't hate nor will I waste any emotion on these people. What is it good for? They are free to choose their path but they absolutely refuse to let anyone else choose for themselves. If someone should have the gall to choose differently.

    Let the hate flow.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:49 AM (WVsWD)

    302 273 I would be fine if it wasn't either cruz or trump as long as it was a constitutional conservative

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:49 AM (MkZ6B)

    303 Not only will the MSM be ALL IN in getting her carcass into the WH, but all of the commie and Soros-funded activist groups are going to bring their rioting crowds to every rally



    Sweet. Do it. Riot.

    Because it'll hurt Hillz every bit if not more than Trump.

    Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2016 08:49 AM (fjZl+)

    304 Posted by: The Honorable John Katshit at March 16, 2016 08:48 AM (326rv)

    ---

    Speaking of folks in need of a good spearing...

    Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at March 16, 2016 08:50 AM (+cuAZ)

    305 That's some true shit, right there.

    Posted by: jwest at March 16, 2016 08:48 AM (Zs4uk)


    Don't you love it when a plan comes together?

    Posted by: Unbearded Paul Ryan at March 16, 2016 08:50 AM (wYnyS)

    306 #NEVER TRUMP


    nevernevernever nevernevernever nevernevernever

    shuttupshuttupshuttup shuttupshuttupshuttup shuttupshuttup shuttupshuttup

    mommymakeitstop

    *pant pant*


    We represent ALL of AMERICA.

    So there!

    Posted by: 7 politically-obsessed dudes and 3 politically-obsessed chicks on a website at March 16, 2016 08:50 AM (4viQH)

    307 So...anything I've missed in there? Or does that about sum it all up?

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 16, 2016 08:47 AM (9krrF)

    That's how I see it too but you've put it way better than I could.. Copied and saved (with credit of course) for later.

    Posted by: IP at March 16, 2016 08:51 AM (aQQbl)

    308 Only limp-wristed fags carry spears. Real men use crossbows.

    Posted by: ScoggDog at March 16, 2016 08:51 AM (zfvHs)

    309 so let me see if i got this right: the whole country has turned right over the past 4 years, republicans dominating legislatures locally and nationally, and they select trump?

    sheesh.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 16, 2016 08:51 AM (WTSFk)

    310 ... pathetic.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 16, 2016 08:52 AM (WTSFk)

    311
    Tim,

    He's sick. The daddy-daughter fantasy obsession has taken over what's left of his mind.

    Don't hate. Pity.

    Posted by: Mortimer at March 16, 2016 08:45 AM (4viQH)

    Wow, that wasn't very nice. The good part for me is that it's sometimes a good thing to be disliked. The bad part for me is that my faith doesn't allow me to go for payback.

    Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 08:52 AM (UWlp+)

    312 We are lucky as a country that Ronald Reagan was a conservative but the early acting career was no doubt a huge help to him in being able to reach voters with his message, especially since a conservative has to get through the MFM filter to connect with people. 


    Also, and perhaps just as importantly, RR had a contract with General Electric. He travelled the country giving speeches at GE locations, meeting people, listening, learning.

    Posted by: mega machines at March 16, 2016 08:52 AM (fbovC)

    313 (Argentine) Coast Guard officers have sunk a Chinese vessel that was illegally fishing off the coast of Patagonia after a dramatic high-seas chase, the Argentine Coast Guard (PNA) announced yesterday, a move that could spark a diplomatic row between Beijing and President Mauricio Macri's administration.

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/gu2x5f9

    And there is video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQcstb7Ecq8

    (You all can practice your Spanish)

    Posted by: Kindltot at March 16, 2016 08:52 AM (q2o38)

    314 Not saying she's a good debater, but I'm sure you've seen Trump in a debate, he has no substantive answers, he won't get away with just repeating believe me it's going to be great, or making faces and insulting people if he's debating one on one with clinton.
    Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2016 08:42 AM (nyYhO)

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

    Hillary: "Yadda yadda yadda facty facty-fact I met Putin Netanyahu Merkel Cameron and went to Libya Indonesia Guam Beijing where I brokered treaty agreement understanding domestic justice dollars health children turn our backs not America just tweak do it right free tuition."

    Trump: "I don't care how many trips you made to Russia! You're wrong! WRONG! And all your statistics about healthcare are just wrong! None of it is going to work! That's the problem with you, Hillary. You've never had to run a business and you don't have a clue how things in the real world work!"

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 08:52 AM (pC96u)

    315 Anyone who thought that Ted Cruz has a chance at a brokered convention, think again. From Politico, straight from the mouth of the orange, drunk, former Speaker of the House:

    "If we don't have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I'm for none of the above," Boehner said at the Futures Industry Association conference here. "They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I'm for none of the above. I'm for Paul Ryan to be our nominee."

    Note that the justification is that none of them won, so he's for none of the above.

    Ted Cruz is going to get it good and hard.

    Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 16, 2016 08:53 AM (JxMoP)

    316 TRUMP IS A POOPY !


    *bangs sippy cup*

    Posted by: 7 politically-obsessed dudes and 3 politically-obsessed chicks on a website at March 16, 2016 08:53 AM (4viQH)

    317 312 Only limp-wristed fags carry spears. Real men use crossbows.
    Posted by: ScoggDog at March 16, 2016 08:51 AM (zfvHs)

    Oh you are in SO much trouble.

    Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 08:53 AM (RD7QR)

    318 ...friends, John Kasich is a good and decent man -- we should be honored to have him even considering the job of president.

    Posted by: Juan McCain at March 16, 2016 08:53 AM (INxoa)

    319 March 22.

    Arizona, Utah, and Samoa, with a total of 107 Delegates.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 16, 2016 08:53 AM (WVsWD)

    320 Suddenly the alarm and panic turn to sheer terror. This interloper, he may actually claim the prize for himself! And so it stops being about the prize on its own merits, and simply about denying the interloper the prize.

    And that, dear Horde, is about where it stands. Completely lost is any concept of opportunities, or of principles (if you think the GOPe is fighting on proper principles you're quite mad). The whole thing is now about Trump.

    So...anything I've missed in there? Or does that about sum it all up?
    Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist

    I'm having a flashback.

    Posted by: The zombie Tea Party at March 16, 2016 08:53 AM (326rv)

    321 We need an independent Texas.

    November won't fix our problems.

    Posted by: artist at March 16, 2016 08:54 AM (TwnkX)

    322 >>Only limp-wristed fags carry spears. Real men use crossbows.

    Crossbows antedate Mars worship. Thanks for playing.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:54 AM (Bdeb0)

    323 so let me see if i got this right: the whole country has turned right over the past 4 years, republicans dominating legislatures locally and nationally, and they select trump?

    sheesh.
    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 16, 2016 08:51 AM (WTSFk)

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

    They dumped Eric Cantor for Dave Brat and every GOP-head in DC screams amnesty?

    sheesh

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 08:54 AM (pC96u)

    324 Bright new day, same old repetitive arguments.

    Posted by: Boogeyman with a Hair Flip at March 16, 2016 08:55 AM (ZKlDy)

    325 Ted Cruz is going to get it good and hard.

    Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 16, 2016 08:53 AM (JxMoP)

    ...oooooohhhhh, rewealy? Tell me more!

    Posted by: Bawney Fwank at March 16, 2016 08:55 AM (INxoa)

    326
    Wow, that wasn't very nice.

    Interesting.

    Does your "faith" condone going to anonymous blogs and posting spurious allegations that a man wants to fcuk his own daughter?

    Posted by: 7 politically-obsessed dudes and 3 politically-obsessed chicks on a website at March 16, 2016 08:55 AM (4viQH)

    327 I would be fine if it wasn't either cruz or trump as long as it was a constitutional conservative



    Define constitutional conservative.

    Is it some mythical creature that will scale back the size of government?
    One that would adhere to the Constitution as written? Eliminate departments that are not authorized by said Constitution?

    Because THAT beast doesn't exist.

    Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2016 08:55 AM (fjZl+)

    328 Only limp-wristed fags carry spears. Real men use crossbows.
    Posted by: ScoggDog at March 16, 2016 08:51 AM (zfvHs)

    Oh you are in SO much trouble.

    Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 08:53 AM (RD7QR)


    ...oh, eff this noise.

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, signalling the trebuchets at March 16, 2016 08:55 AM (9krrF)

    329 Yep.

    Trump predicts riots if denied Republican presidential nomination

    Posted by: artist at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (TwnkX)

    330
    re: Cruz4evah!

    While not technically mathematically eliminated from a first ballot victory -- yet, by all practical extent he is, absent Trump going toes up.

    Which leaves the brokered convention scenario, in which case the GOPe will walk right over him to the spineless party weasel they really want.

    Cruz is not happening. Pick your second choice.

    Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (kdS6q)

    331 "If we don't have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I'm for none of the above," Boehner said at the Futures Industry Association conference here. "They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I'm for none of the above. I'm for Paul Ryan to be our nominee."

    Note that the justification is that none of them won, so he's for none of the above.

    Ted Cruz is going to get it good and hard.
    Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater

    Here's a thought: stop bitching at trump supporters and start poing after the assholes planning on screwing over trump AND Cruz......And us.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (326rv)

    332 Have a fun day everyone.

    Work to do.

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (Z8DIA)

    333
    Smoot-Hawley was the straw that broke the camel's back. There was a protectionist bill passed earlier in the decade that wreaked havoc with agricultural exports. And then after Smoot came FDR.

    Any talk of tariffs is nuts. The real problems to be addressed are corporate taxes, income tax in general and the insane regulations from the EPA, BLM, ICC, FTC etc. ad nauseum,

    THAT is what sends jobs offshore and prevents growth.

    Mr. Trump is dead wrong on this issue. But I'm the asshole for somehow pointing it out.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2016 08:28 AM (p4UlV)

    ---------------
    Well you'll be happy to know that Trump wants to reduce the corporate rate, reduce or eliminate the EPA and encourage businesses to repatriate.

    Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (LXJ1e)

    334 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 16, 2016 08:47 AM (9krrF)

    Well said.

    Posted by: jwest at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (Zs4uk)

    335 /ridiculously naive toddler sock off

    Posted by: Mortimer at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (4viQH)

    336 Hey, Fox News acknowledged Ted Cruz exists! They gave him about as much time as Rubio and Kasisch, but still!

    Posted by: pookysgirl at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (XGXXh)

    337 I would be fine if it wasn't either cruz or trump as long as it was a constitutional conservative

    Who then? Who is the white knight?

    Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (eytER)

    338 In other news, UVA student Otto Gambier gets 15 years in a North Korean prison for being dumb.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (Bdeb0)

    339 Ted Cruz is going to get it good and hard.

    Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 16, 2016 08:53 AM (JxMoP)

    309

    Posted by: Hrothgar at March 16, 2016 08:57 AM (wYnyS)

    340 319
    "If we don't have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I'm for none of the above," Boehner said at the Futures Industry Association conference here. "They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I'm for none of the above. I'm for Paul Ryan to be our nominee." Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 16, 2016 08:53 AM (JxMoP)


    Funny how he said it in the past tense, isn't it?

    Posted by: rickl at March 16, 2016 08:57 AM (zoehZ)

    341 I would be fine if it wasn't either cruz or trump as long as it was a constitutional conservative

    Who then? Who is the white knight?
    Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (eytER)

    His white knight has a fat ass and cheating husband

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:57 AM (DUoqb)

    342 General Zod, do you have Ette-worthy uniforms? Cuz that's a deciding factor.

    Posted by: pookysgirl at March 16, 2016 08:57 AM (XGXXh)

    343 "If we don't have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I'm for none of the above," Boehner said at the Futures Industry Association conference here. "They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I'm for none of the above.

    I'm for Paul Ryan to be our nominee."



    Talk about someone who had a chance and blew it.

    Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2016 08:58 AM (fjZl+)

    344 In other news, UVA student Otto Gambier gets 15 years in a North Korean prison for being dumb.
    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (Bdeb0)

    The way I see it, less chance now that that idiot every reproduces and curses the world with any idiot children

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:58 AM (DUoqb)

    345 341 I would be fine if it wasn't either cruz or trump as long as it was a constitutional conservative

    Who then? Who is the white knight?
    Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (eytER)

    Scott Walker. Gone back to WI but not forgotten, and he will almost certainly be hanging out at the convention.

    Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 08:58 AM (RD7QR)

    346 Cruz is not happening. Pick your second choice.

    I have no second choice. No, that's not quite right...I have no candidates among the slate of likely GOPe-approved candidates which I find acceptable.

    The GOPe isn't smart enough to get itself out of this trap alive.

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, signalling the trebuchets at March 16, 2016 08:59 AM (9krrF)

    347 342 General Zod,

    Pyongang turns out to be a pretty bogus vacacay spot...

    "Who knew?"

    //retarded leftoids

    Posted by: Harlekwin at March 16, 2016 08:59 AM (ftdxp)

    348
    Trump: "I don't care how many trips you made to Russia! You're wrong! WRONG! And all your statistics about healthcare are just wrong! None of it is going to work! That's the problem with you, Hillary. You've never had to run a business and you don't have a clue how things in the real world work!"
    Posted by: iforgot

    And how many times did you dodge sniper fire? Because you are on record as having endured exactly that....Except that no one else on that flight remembers any. They DO remember you being greeted at the airport with lowers.

    And you lied about a you tube video. and you were less than truthful with Bubba running amok.....Have you ever told the truth?

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:59 AM (326rv)

    349 Obama will nominate Merrick Garland for SC justice.


    DC court of appeals I believe they said.

    Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2016 08:59 AM (v0/PR)

    350 342 In other news, UVA student Otto Gambier gets 15 years in a North Korean prison for being dumb.
    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (Bdeb0)

    Ugh. Stupidity should hurt but not that much.

    Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 08:59 AM (RD7QR)

    351 Trump told Morning Mika that he has a good brain. That's good enough for me.

    Posted by: Abby Normal at March 16, 2016 08:59 AM (2X7pN)

    352 I'm having a flashback.

    Posted by: The zombie Tea Party at March 16, 2016 08:53 AM (326rv)

    The IRS is a critical Department in the anti-citizen Establishment armory!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at March 16, 2016 08:59 AM (wYnyS)

    353 >>General Zod, do you have Ette-worthy uniforms? Cuz that's a deciding factor.

    Bear-grease and this leather strappy kind of thing. And long none-more-black black gloves. And go-go boots that are made for walkin'.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 09:00 AM (Bdeb0)

    354 If Trump gets to the Convention with close to the number of delegate he needs, he will be the nominee, because if the GOP Establishment is good at one thing, it is FOLDING like a cheap chair. THAT they are practiced at.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 09:00 AM (DUoqb)

    355 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 16, 2016 08:47 AM (9krrF)

    Battlefield Trump

    Posted by: @votermom at March 16, 2016 09:01 AM (cbfNE)

    356

    His white knight has a fat ass and cheating husband

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 08:57 AM (DUoqb)


    And when she talks, it sounds like someone is taking a belt sander to a live cat.

    Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 16, 2016 09:01 AM (0IhFx)

    357 Garland was appointed by Clinton.


    He's from Chicago.

    Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2016 09:01 AM (v0/PR)

    358 Well you'll be happy to know that Trump wants to reduce the corporate rate, reduce or eliminate the EPA and encourage businesses to repatriate.

    If he's smart, he'll avoid any use of the word 'reduce'. he will make note of the five nations that are the biggest beneficiaries of the offshoring and announce that he will 'match' them. Between that and energy costs, they will gain.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 09:01 AM (326rv)

    359 353 Obama will nominate Merrick Garland for SC justice.


    DC court of appeals I believe they said.
    Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2016 08:59 AM (v0/PR)

    Clinton appointee. Harvard Law (THERE'S a shocker). "Judicial moderate," which means he will "grow in office" within moments of taking the oath. He shouldn't even get a hearing.

    Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 09:02 AM (RD7QR)

    360 Battlefield Trump

    Posted by: Newsmax - the Hitler all the time channel at March 16, 2016 09:02 AM (2X7pN)

    361 Trump told Morning Mika that he has a good brain. That's good enough for me.

    Posted by: Abby Normal at March 16, 2016 08:59 AM (2X7pN)


    For as long as I can remember people have hated me. They looked at my face and my body and they ran away in horror. In my loneliness I decided that if I could not inspire love, which is my deepest hope, I would instead cause fear. I live because this poor half-crazed genius, has given me life. He alone held an image of me as something beautiful and then, when it would have been easy enough to stay out of danger, he used his own body as a guinea pig to give me a calmer brain and a somewhat more sophisticated way of expressing myself.

    Posted by: President Trump's Inaugural Address at March 16, 2016 09:02 AM (ZKlDy)

    362 So...anything I've missed in there? Or does that about sum it all up?
    Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist

    Sounds about right.

    Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 16, 2016 09:02 AM (KUaJL)

    363

    And when she talks, it sounds like someone is taking a belt sander to a live cat.
    Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 16, 2016 09:01 AM (0IhFx)

    I know...It drips with phoniness. I want to puke overtime I hear it

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 09:02 AM (DUoqb)

    364 Then Trump gets to have fun by first, agreeing with her. And then citing Obama and biden's offices. The only counter, ad the one already used by the WH, is that when the job levels and experience are taken into account, the disparity disappears. Which is true for the private sector.
    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:47 AM (326rv)

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

    Yup. The dude's got a counter-story to all her stories. He's too big, he's done too many things, and he can make it all individual and personal. "I've employed more women than you! I've paid women more than you! Go ask ANY of my female employees what they have to say about me, and I guarantee you, not ONE of them will say I've ever sexually harassed them, unlike Kathleen Willey!"

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 09:02 AM (pC96u)

    365 His white knight has a fat ass and cheating husband

    I kind of figured.

    To be clear, I will vote for Trump but for entirely different reasons than I voted for Cruz. At this point in the game though, I'm converted to the MP4 philosophy, that it's acceptable, desired even, to have a President who will punish your enemies. Trump isn't a conservative, but he is vindictive enough that I think he will gleefully piss on Democrats with abandon.

    Moreover, I never doubted that Trump loves America. I don't think he's ashamed of America, I think in his heart of hearts he thinks we're a good country and a force for right. I don't see him apologizing for us, and I don't see him accepting the Liberal premise that America is the source of fault in the world. So that alone makes me OK with voting for the guy.

    Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 16, 2016 09:02 AM (eytER)

    366 Well. As I've been saying for a while, its time to concentrate on down-ticket races. We get Cruz style conservatives in the house and Senate and we can direct the Trumpnami in positive directions.

    Posted by: Iblis at March 16, 2016 09:02 AM (rP2JJ)

    367 MrScribbler has been banned. I long wanted to do it, and after claiming I said something I had not said, I decided life is too short for MrScribbler.

    Last warning, to all the assholes:

    The fact that I oppose you politically does not invite you to personally insult me. If I insult Trump, that is NOT an insult of you personally which thus gives you the right to insult me personally. It's an insult of Trump.

    And you certainly have no right to fabricate bullshit and defame me.

    If you have any problem with these rules, I have one suggestion: Get the fuck out and don't fucking come back.

    Posted by: ace at March 16, 2016 09:02 AM (dciA+)

    368 Obama goes soft on Cuba



    Welcome to the party, Cuba.


    Posted by: Moochelle at March 16, 2016 09:03 AM (2rmvw)

    369 And when she talks, it sounds like someone is taking a belt sander to a live cat.


    Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 16, 2016 09:01 AM (0IhFx)

    Is it just me or has anyone else noticed a lower, more paced and less shrieking voice coming from the beast lately? Not always, but I've noticed I'm not clawing at my eyes nearly as often.

    Posted by: IP at March 16, 2016 09:03 AM (aQQbl)

    370 Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this AM.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 09:04 AM (DUoqb)

    371 Cruz's second cousin twice removed had a hot dog cart on Wall Street!!!

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 09:04 AM (mEZce)

    372 if the GOP Establishment is good at one thing, it is FOLDING like a cheap chair. THAT they are practiced at.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2016 09:00 AM (DUoqb)



    They only fold like that when they have no skin in the game and keep intact their power, perks, graft, and immunity from prosecution! Trump challenges the very fabric of the Establishment con game, so I fully expect them to rise from their torpor and fight Trump like they never fought the Clintons or Obama!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at March 16, 2016 09:05 AM (wYnyS)

    373 >>The fact that I oppose you politically does not invite you to personally insult me.

    Your resistance is pointless but honorable. You may join our ranks.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 09:05 AM (Bdeb0)

    374 367: about time you clean this joint up ace. it's out of control. thanks.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 16, 2016 09:05 AM (ucDmr)

    375 I think that you misunderestimate the fact that Hillary has no substantive answers either. 'I'll give you more free stuff!' appeals to a lot of voters but that's about where her substance ends! Not at all sure that when compared to Trump is all negative!
    Posted by: Hrothgar at March 16, 2016 08:48 AM (wYnyS)

    I get that, but as we learned from watching Mitt and Obama, the mods will help her not him. Don't get me wrong I hate her with the heat of a thousand suns, But I also have no respect for Trump and believe he is a complete fraud, he is part of the problem not the solution. Just my opinion, and I just can't vote for him. I will stay home or vote 3rd party

    Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2016 09:06 AM (nyYhO)

    376 Yup. The dude's got a counter-story to all her stories. He's too big, he's done too many things, and he can make it all individual and personal.



    That's what happens when you've been in business and the real world for 45+ years vs. a government cocoon.

    Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2016 09:06 AM (fjZl+)

    377 Ace's blog, ace's rules.

    Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 09:06 AM (RD7QR)

    378 Is it just me or has anyone else noticed a lower, more paced and less shrieking voice coming from the beast lately? Not always, but I've noticed I'm not clawing at my eyes nearly as often.

    Posted by: IP at March 16, 2016 09:03 AM (aQQbl)

    Switch from tequila to a soothing bourbon for her morning 'coffee?'

    Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 16, 2016 09:06 AM (mEZce)

    379 There are a lot of wonderful posts and comments regarding Trump here at AoSpades. Many thoughtful and hopeful ideas for Trump. Has anyone here contacted the.Trump.campaign? I have, a couple of times. They have on their phone menu something that says, choose this number to give advice...

    IF Trump is heading towards being the nominee, his.campaign staffers are really pleasant and curious people to talk to. As has been said, he is a.businessman who recognizes that input is beneficial.

    If you have concerns or wishes you'd like to discuss, call his campaign. You'll at least get a listen to and they will explore.your concerns.

    Posted by: Russkilitlover at March 16, 2016 09:06 AM (h7Dfz)

    380 Gen Zod, you chose wisely with the boots.

    Posted by: pookysgirl at March 16, 2016 09:06 AM (XGXXh)

    381 "Note that the justification is that none of them won, so he's for none of the above."

    I am sure that everyone of the regular Republicans that hopped into the race only to be defeated are thrilled, just thrilled, to hear Boehner announce that his choice would be someone who did not have the guts to even try.

    I am certain everyone of the delegates who are pledged to one candidate or another would be thrilled to have the nomination go to someone who none of them were delegates for.

    I am positive that all of the state party people who have worked for one declared candidate or another will be fired up to assist someone who makes all of their prior efforts a worthless effort.

    Good God - can these idiots just get over their grief already and Let It Go!

    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (hLRSq)

    382 Crowdfunding page for my wife's cousin.
    One of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.
    I expect nobody to donate, but a prayer would be nice.

    http://tinyurl.com/jk8qulh

    Posted by: jwb7605 at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (DofIg)

    383 Will Trump go down in history as one of our greatest Presidents?


    Everything points to this as true.

    Not because Trump is anything special, but because the people and the press don't have any appreciation of just how ridiculously bloated and wasteful our government is.

    All it takes is someone who wants, in order to stroke their own ego by being proclaimed a genius, to change the status quo. If this person has an ego large enough to ignore the traditional ways and to break and bend the rules to the extent he can, it would be easy to save hundreds of billions, streamline agencies, give the impression that the remaining federal workers are actually performing some needed function and get all the credit for it.

    You see this all the time in private industry, but not on the same scale. Any idiot can point to a hundred items that can be downscaled, it just takes someone to make the effort.

    The infrastructure of the GOPe will take a devastating hit. People who have made fortunes by being the go-to guys to get something past the administration will be out in the cold.

    Fuck yeah.

    Posted by: jwest at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (Zs4uk)

    384 From this day on, the official language of the United States will be Swedish.
    Silence! In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change
    their underwear every half-hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside
    so we can check. Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now...
    16 years old!

    Posted by: Second Part President of Trump's Inaugural Address at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (2X7pN)

    385


    Is it just me or has anyone else noticed a lower,
    more paced and less shrieking voice coming from the beast lately? Not
    always, but I've noticed I'm not clawing at my eyes nearly as often.


    Posted by: IP at March 16, 2016 09:03 AM (aQQbl)

    She was on the radio this morning...briefly. If anything, her voice is getting more raspy, and shrill. I predict more coughing/barking fits in her immediate future.

    Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (0IhFx)

    386 341 I would be fine with walker or jindal or rand paul or ron johnson or rick snyder or Greg abbott or tim scott or probably some others. each of them have demonstrated conservative records and are not terrible human beings

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (MkZ6B)

    387 Never disrespect a man in his own house. I only hope for a reminder of boundaries first if I wind up crossing the line.

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, signalling the trebuchets at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (9krrF)

    388 Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 08:59 AM (326rv)

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

    Celestial music to conservative ears, which Mitt, Jeb, Juan, and the GOPe choirboys would never have sung.

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (pC96u)

    389 Does your "faith" condone going to anonymous blogs and posting spurious allegations that a man wants to fcuk his own daughter?

    Posted by: 7 politically-obsessed dudes and 3 politically-obsessed chicks on a website at March 16, 2016 08:55 AM (4viQH)

    Anonymous? Unlike you, I use my real name everywhere online. My 'nic', which is my first and last name together, links to my online portfolio, which in turn has my full name, address, and telephone number, as well asa complete CV delineating my educational background,professional history and even the unit designators from my old Airborne Infantry outfit. While you're there, you can even look at my fine and commercial art, if you want.

    And the allegations I've made about your beloved Fearless Leader are grounded in irrefutable fact: Trump did in fact say that he would 'date' his own daughter--if she wasn't, you know, his own daughter.

    So I have to ask: do you and your equally incest-curiousfriends often talk about dating your children? Is that a normal thing to talk about in your circles? Do you also speculate about bestiality? You know, as long as it's not your own poodle.

    Anyway, I'm sure your beloved Fearless Leader has noted your attempts to white knight on his behalf, and will reward you for it. Here, have a biscuit.

    Posted by: troyriser at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (UWlp+)

    390 >>Gen Zod, you chose wisely with the boots.

    I was going to go with Haifa Wehbe strappy sandals with pistachio toenail paint, or Gene Simmons stage-stompers, but go-go boots are so...je ne sais quois.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (Bdeb0)

    391
    Bill Kristol

    Add in Reps who aren't primary voters, indies AND some Dems -- an Independent Republican candidate could start w/ c. 20%





    Dream On

    Dream until your dream comes through

    Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (kdS6q)

    392 Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 09:02 AM (RD7QR)

    This might be Mitch "Turtle" McConnell's last chance to cave on a Supreme Court Justice, so don't count any chickens just yet!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at March 16, 2016 09:08 AM (wYnyS)

    393 "306
    273 I would be fine if it wasn't either cruz or trump as long as it was a constitutional conservative

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:49 AM (MkZ6B)"


    Now you are just cracking jokes. I thought this was a serious conversation.

    A.) The chances of a constitutional conservative being nominated by a GOPe brokered convention are just slightly lower than my chances of finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

    B.) If Donald Trump (or, since it is still mathematically possible, Ted Cruz) does not get 1237 delegates, he is going to get awfully close. Not just his supporters but anybody who cares about an open and transparent political system is likely to feel that anybody other than the person with the most votes is an illegitimate candidate foisted on us by insider shenanigans.

    Even if the candidate emerging from the Convention is a constitutional conservative of impeccable credentials, sterling character and phenomenal political abilities, he (or she) will have to spend most of the time from the convention to the election trying to woo back the Republicans who have left in disgust rather than going after independents and persuadable Democrats.

    Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 16, 2016 09:08 AM (QHgTq)

    394 Here comes the SCOTUS nominee news leak, the Obama Rose Garden hectoring, and..... the Twitter account? WTF?

    Posted by: pookysgirl at March 16, 2016 09:08 AM (XGXXh)

    395
    That's what happens when you've been in business and the real world for 45+ years vs. a government cocoon.


    Trump has an opportunity to run against her as the Ultimate Insider.

    Posted by: Boogeyman with a Hair Flip at March 16, 2016 09:09 AM (ZKlDy)

    396 353 >>General Zod, do you have Ette-worthy uniforms? Cuz that's a deciding factor.

    Bear-grease and this leather strappy kind of thing. And long none-more-black black gloves. And go-go boots that are made for walkin'.
    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 09:00 AM (Bdeb0)

    Go back to the bear grease part.

    Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 09:09 AM (RD7QR)

    397 >>So...anything I've missed in there? Or does that about sum it all up?

    Pretty much.

    Re: Hillary v. Trump debate.

    Neither of them is good; they're each cringe-worthy in their own way.
    The difference is that Hillary has the MSM on her side. She would definitely have advance knowledge of the questions (just like Obama), and the questions would definitely be not just the usual progressive-tilted/progressive themed kind, but be the anti-Trump kind we've seen in the last 2,654 debates.

    Not saying Trump's brashness, willingness to go there with Hillary won't score points, but it will get ugly.

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

    398 Yikes! WTF just happened?

    Posted by: Hadoop at March 16, 2016 09:09 AM (2X7pN)

    399 It'd be nice if we never said the word "incest" on this blog

    Posted by: Jenny Dares To Dream at March 16, 2016 09:10 AM (eJjmS)

    400 gonna be Merrick Garland for SCOTUS.

    Anyone got the lowdown on him?

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 16, 2016 09:10 AM (HMt16)

    401 Never disrespect a man in his own house. I only hope for a reminder of boundaries first if I wind up crossing the line.



    Amen.

    Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2016 09:11 AM (fjZl+)

    402 and NGU is wrong as always, I will never vote for hillbot either

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 09:11 AM (MkZ6B)

    403 No, Virginia Student, there is no North Korean Sanity Clause.


    This is sadly hilarious:

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/229270/#respond


    UV student majoring in some kind of One World/Let's All Have a Coke and Sing Gobbletygoop-

    vacations in NK,

    Apparently decides Political Banner in his hotel room would be super cool in his dorm. (It's ironic!)

    takes it.

    And gets sentenced to 15 years in NK prison.


    So, so, Sooooooooo many questions.

    The first being: Why vacation in the most repressive regime in the world which is known for kidnapping citizens from other countries to use as political pawns?

    Posted by: naturalfake at March 16, 2016 09:11 AM (2rmvw)

    404 98 Thanks for sharing some more about the book you are reading. How diid you find this particular writer, MAGA.? That is a very interesting point you shared from the book Are you Roman Catholic or just interested in Christians who are mystics?
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2016 07:56 AM (w4NZ

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

    Sorry, was out for a while.

    Used Google Books with a mysticism search.

    Not RC, but Anglican. Got interested in mysticism from Imitation of Christ. Google Books has been a big help. A good historical overview is Dean Inge's Bampton Lectures on Christian Mysticism.

    Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 16, 2016 09:11 AM (LXJ1e)

    405 >>It'd be nice if we never said the word "incest" on this blog

    Seconded!

    Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2016 09:11 AM (NOIQH)

    406 So Boner's hand-picked successor is his hand-picked choice to be hand-picked as the hand-picked nominee?

    Posted by: Boogeyman with a Hair Flip at March 16, 2016 09:11 AM (ZKlDy)

    407 "Cruz is not happening. Pick your second choice."

    I'm writing in Thomas Sowell.

    Posted by: Trumps of Doom at March 16, 2016 09:12 AM (CcpUn)

    408 >>Go back to the bear grease part.

    This makes Zod feel...strange.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 09:13 AM (Bdeb0)

    409 Posted by: Boogeyman with a Hair Flip at March 16, 2016 09:11 AM (ZKlDy)

    well said.

    Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at March 16, 2016 09:13 AM (jIgQw)

    410 389

    blah blah blah

    You didn't answer my question.

    Your faith. Good with incest allegations ?

    Posted by: Mortimer at March 16, 2016 09:13 AM (4viQH)

    411 >>>>Cruz is not happening. Pick your second choice.

    Tell that to Cruz. Sorry to inform you, but from here on out Trump won't have the luxury of a split field and Rubio running fullback for him. The states in the east that Trump should easily win will have Kasich siphoning votes from make difficult to blow Cruz out and Cruz is going to win the remaining states in the west. My prediction is Trump limps into the convention in June 200-150 delegates short and the GOPe slaps that weave off the top of Trump's head. Say hello to president Ryan.

    Seriously, Trump's only half way there. The race is going to slow down a bit but Trump's mouth won't. I expect a couple of frenzied news cycles about whatever weird thing Trump, Trump's staff and the bat shit crazy portion of Trump's base does. It'll be interesting to see how Trump starts to transition to the General Election.

    Posted by: Arson Wells at March 16, 2016 09:13 AM (/E+t2)

    412 400 gonna be Merrick Garland for SCOTUS.

    Anyone got the lowdown on him?

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 16, 2016 09:10 AM (HMt16)

    I commented above:

    359 353 Obama will nominate Merrick Garland for SC justice.


    DC court of appeals I believe they said.
    Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2016 08:59 AM (v0/PR)

    Clinton appointee. Harvard Law (THERE'S a shocker). "Judicial moderate," which means he will "grow in office" within moments of taking the oath. He shouldn't even get a hearing.
    Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 09:02 AM (RD7QR)

    Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 09:13 AM (RD7QR)

    413 >>UV student majoring in some kind of One World/Let's All Have a Coke and Sing Gobbletygoop-

    That he was a member of the UVA Z Society is really the maraschino on top.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 09:14 AM (Bdeb0)

    414 Neither of them is good; they're each cringe-worthy in their own way.
    The
    difference is that Hillary has the MSM on her side. She would
    definitely have advance knowledge of the questions (just like Obama),
    and the questions would definitely be not just the usual
    progressive-tilted/progressive themed kind, but be the anti-Trump kind
    we've seen in the last 2,654 debates.

    Not saying Trump's brashness, willingness to go there with Hillary won't score points, but it will get ugly.


    Hopefully, Trump won't let Rinse Penis negotiate who will moderate the debates. If he does then the Donald will get the Mitt treatment, and deservedly so. Continuing to try and kick the football out of Lucy's hand and expecting her not to pull it away again is the very definition of insanity.

    Posted by: Hadoop at March 16, 2016 09:15 AM (2X7pN)

    415 Let it burn.

    Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 16, 2016 09:15 AM (Dttnn)

    416 I would be fine with walker or jindal or rand paul or ron johnson or rick snyder or Greg abbott or tim scott or probably some others. each of them have demonstrated conservative records and are not terrible human beings
    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone


    I am sure that everyone of the regular Republicans that hopped into the race only to be defeated are thrilled, just thrilled, to hear Boehner announce that his choice would be someone who did not have the guts to even try.

    I am certain everyone of the delegates who are pledged to one candidate or another would be thrilled to have the nomination go to someone who none of them were delegates for.

    I am positive that all of the state party people who have worked for one declared candidate or another will be fired up to assist someone who makes all of their prior efforts a worthless effort.

    Good God - can these idiots just get over their grief already and Let It Go!
    Posted by: *Mikey NTH

    hey chemjeff,

    The GOPe will be thrilled to hear that you have signed off on this chicanery.

    As others have noted, you may not be part of any mighty wave.

    Hence our problem...

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 09:15 AM (326rv)

    417 393 that is why I want cruz to get 1237 as my first choice. my less preferred second choice is a constitutional conservative chosen by the convention. trump is out of the question.

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 09:15 AM (MkZ6B)

    418 383 Will Trump go down in history as one of our greatest Presidents?


    Everything points to this as true.

    Not because Trump is anything special, but because the people and the press don't have any appreciation of just how ridiculously bloated and wasteful our government is.

    All it takes is someone who wants, in order to stroke their own ego by being proclaimed a genius, to change the status quo. If this person has an ego large enough to ignore the traditional ways and to break and bend the rules to the extent he can, it would be easy to save hundreds of billions, streamline agencies, give the impression that the remaining federal workers are actually performing some needed function and get all the credit for it.

    You see this all the time in private industry, but not on the same scale. Any idiot can point to a hundred items that can be downscaled, it just takes someone to make the effort.

    The infrastructure of the GOPe will take a devastating hit. People who have made fortunes by being the go-to guys to get something past the administration will be out in the cold.

    Fuck yeah.
    Posted by: jwest at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (Zs4uk)

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

    Easy pickings.

    Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 16, 2016 09:15 AM (LXJ1e)

    419 Clinton appointee. Harvard Law (THERE'S a shocker). "Judicial moderate," which means he will "grow in office" within moments of taking the oath. He shouldn't even get a hearing.
    Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 09:02 AM (RD7QR)
    Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 09:13 AM (RD7QR)


    If Obama wanted to create a conundrum that would foul up the election and create a split with the nation and the horde, he would nominate Cruz.

    Posted by: jwb7605 at March 16, 2016 09:16 AM (DofIg)

    420 Can you imagine what UVA's smuggled secret letter inserted in a made-in-DPRK toy doll is going to read like?

    "Please help me! I am an idealistic UVA undergrad from the D.C. 'burbs toiling in a Nork prison factory..."

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 09:17 AM (Bdeb0)

    421
    The first being: Why vacation in the most
    repressive regime in the world which is known for kidnapping citizens
    from other countries to use as political pawns?





    Posted by: naturalfake at March 16, 2016 09:11 AM (2rmvw)
    He made the mistake of believing the propaganda his professors had been feeding him. None of whom, btw, ever vacationed in NK.

    Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 16, 2016 09:17 AM (0IhFx)

    422
    Cruz is not happening. Pick your second choice.

    Cruz is going to win the remaining states in the west.
    Posted by: Arson Wells




    Cruz 2016: California? Yeah, I Gots That

    Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 16, 2016 09:17 AM (kdS6q)

    423 Reading some of the comments in here (incest yikes!) I think some thought the primary ended last night. It's going to get real ugly in a two man race with a third wheel.

    Posted by: Arson Wells at March 16, 2016 09:17 AM (/E+t2)

    424 That's what happens when you've been in business and the real world for 45+ years vs. a government cocoon.
    Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2016 09:06 AM (fjZl+)

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

    Exactly.

    Hillary: "I gave a speech in Beijing defending women!"

    Trump: "So how are Chinese women doing now? The thousands of women I employ are making good wages -- and plenty of them are Chinese American, because I hire competent people no matter what their gender or ethnic origin. My ex-wife Ivana managed my hotels for years and she did a damm fine job that I am proud of to this day."

    I think -- hope -- that Trump will be as different an animal in his way as Obama was in his. An answer for everything, a way of reducing all of Hilary's claims to so much hypocrisy or phony theoretical mummery or irrelevance.

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 09:17 AM (pC96u)

    425 It's the economy, stupid.

    I do hope Trump gets his shit together and lets somebody write some speeches for him. Last night's speech was hard to handle. Dude's all over the map.

    But at the same time... I think of my old boss, who built his business with his wife, worked on home reno jobsites every day, was a former hockey player, salt of the earth. That's how he talks. He doesn't know who Charles CW Cooke is, he doesn't know about the Yazidi or where Raqqa is, he doesn't know about Smoot-Hawley, and he couldn't pick Diane Sykes out of a lineup if you put a gun to his head.

    His vote counts too. We're geeks. We want to explain things to people like him. But he doesn't need us. We need a reminder of that. I think the LIV needs a reminder of it even more - that they're NOT reliant on received wisdom, on credentialed opinion-makers, to form their opinions.

    Still wish Donald would try preparing his remarks for once goddamn.

    Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 16, 2016 09:18 AM (xuouz)

    426 that is why I want cruz to get 1237 as my first choice. my less preferred second choice is a constitutional conservative chosen by the convention.



    Again, please define a "constitutional conservative".

    Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2016 09:19 AM (fjZl+)

    427 224 218 I will not vote for Trump, period
    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 08:34 AM (MkZ6B)

    Well, we've lost ChemJeff...

    Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at March 16, 2016 09:19 AM (bA+CL)

    428 And if Cruz "limps into the convention" with the lead but not the required delegate total you all would be fine with the GOP picking someone else?

    Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2016 09:19 AM (B48dK)

    429 I would be fine with walker or jindal or rand paul or ron johnson or rick snyder or Greg abbott or tim scott or probably some others. each of them have demonstrated conservative records and are not terrible human beings

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 09:07 AM (MkZ6B)

    Here are the two people that are currently in contention:
    Donald Trump.
    Ted Cruz.

    Leave the fantasy political football stuff to people like Kristol.
    People who were either not selected by the voters or never even ran.

    Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Let Them Know Where You Stand with the Outrage Outlet Flare Gun! at March 16, 2016 09:19 AM (hLRSq)

    430 What news organization could Trump (or Cruz) trust in a debate against Hillary?

    All media outlets who have hosted a GOP debate so far, especially Fox, have shown that they think it is a good thing for the moderator to get involved, including: on the spot "fact-checking," arguing with a candidate, and purposely crafting gotcha questions intended to harm one particular candidate.

    It was great when some of the GOP candidates refused to take the bait to bash each other, but Hillary (or whomever swoops in to take the nomination at the convention) will always take the bait, likely with prepared remarks (because she will know about it in advance). The whole thing is a set up.

    Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2016 09:20 AM (NOIQH)

    431 "350
    342 In other news, UVA student Otto Gambier gets 15 years in a North Korean prison for being dumb.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 08:56 AM (Bdeb0)



    Ugh. Stupidity should hurt but not that much.

    Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 16, 2016 08:59 AM (RD7QR)"

    Exceptional stupidity merits exceptional pain. Some of my stupid friends from my stupid youth are dead from doing stupid things.

    Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 16, 2016 09:20 AM (QHgTq)

    432 Even if the candidate emerging from the Convention is a constitutional conservative of impeccable credentials, sterling character and phenomenal political abilities, he (or she) will have to spend most of the time from the convention to the election trying to woo back the Republicans who have left in disgust rather than going after independents and persuadable Democrats.
    Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole

    Add to that the fact that we KNOW that they want to engage in shenanigans.

    And that they hate us.

    And Cruz.

    And they hate us double for flushing their picks like a turd.

    And their record of screwing over primary winners (Sen Cokebear, COD)


    This will be fraught with peril.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 09:20 AM (326rv)

    433 If Trump starts his first debate like this, as he should...

    "Thank you for hosting this debate, though I'm not sure why *she's* here. She should be bargaining with Captain Hadley for cold beers after tarring the cellblock roof..."

    ...the pealing laughter will shake the timbers of Zod's great hall.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 09:21 AM (Bdeb0)

    434 They only fold like that when they have no skin in the game and keep intact their power, perks, graft, and immunity from prosecution! Trump challenges the very fabric of the Establishment con game, so I fully expect them to rise from their torpor and fight Trump like they never fought the Clintons or Obama!
    Posted by: Hrothgar at March 16, 2016 09:05 AM (wYnyS)

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

    We have found the hill they are willing to die on!

    Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 16, 2016 09:21 AM (LXJ1e)

    435 So, Fox News analysts think that the Senate is going to hold firm and not vote on Obama's nomination. Not holding my breath on that one.

    Posted by: pookysgirl at March 16, 2016 09:21 AM (XGXXh)

    436 429 I was specifically asked about alternatives to either trump or cruz

    Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at March 16, 2016 09:21 AM (MkZ6B)

    437 Donald Trump is a great American!

    Posted by: Lonesome Rhodes at March 16, 2016 09:21 AM (Dttnn)

    438 >>Well, we've lost ChemJeff...

    Net gain.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 09:22 AM (Bdeb0)

    439 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 16, 2016 09:17 AM (kdS6q)

    I can see Cruz winning a state that voted against gay marriage. There are a lot of Mexican legals and illegals that will be voting and they won't be voting for some gringo that called them rapists. Point is, this thing ain't over.

    Posted by: Arson Wells at March 16, 2016 09:22 AM (/E+t2)

    440
    We have found the hillary they are willing to die on!


    FIFY.

    Posted by: Boogeyman with a Hair Flip at March 16, 2016 09:24 AM (ZKlDy)

    441 If Trump loses in an open convention, will his absurd fans become so disillusioned with the political process that they withdraw from commenting about politics outside of Trumpbart, Infowars and Stormfront?

    Because that would be awesome.

    Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 16, 2016 09:25 AM (XhSez)

    442 423 Reading some of the comments in here (incest yikes!) I think some thought the primary ended last night. It's going to get real ugly in a two man race with a third wheel.
    Posted by: Arson Wells at March 16, 2016 09:17 AM (/E+t2)

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

    It's a one man race with two hanger-ons. Cruz lost all momentum last night and Kasich gained all he'll ever get.

    Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 16, 2016 09:25 AM (LXJ1e)

    443 Even though this thread is now superceded by The Ace....

    Wifi-enabled sex toys seem a ripe field for comedy. Group sex sessions without threat of passing disease? And hackable sex toys are something masochists actually want? "Hack me! Please!"

    The "Marijuana Use Disorder" article - what have those people been smoking? Was this funded by the alcohol purveyors, still fighting the losing battle for weed legalization? I'll care about the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" when they return homosexuality and transgenderism to the list.

    Seems like a good place to plug the ol' Head Shop comics:
    http://mindfulwebworks.com/head-shop

    And, once again, my predictions for the coming election selections by the Major Parties:

    Biden/Warren vs Romney/Ryan

    Weep for the future.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - potentially awake at March 16, 2016 09:26 AM (sVGvG)

    444 If Trump loses in an open convention, will his absurd fans become so disillusioned with the political process that they withdraw from commenting about politics outside of Trumpbart, Infowars and Stormfront?

    Because that would be awesome.
    Posted by: Hollowpoint

    Yeah! Andif we're lucky, they might just take their votes with them! We sure showed those vermin!


    btw: All hail empress mommom.

    Posted by: Blue Hen at March 16, 2016 09:26 AM (326rv)

    445 UV student majoring in some kind of One World/Let's All Have a Coke and Sing Gobbletygoop-

    vacations in NK,

    Apparently decides Political Banner in his hotel room would be super cool in his dorm.

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

    Even more irony: there's got to be free commie pr0n all over that country. You must be able to buy Kim Il-sung's little Books of Infinite Juche Wisdom and whatnot everywhere. Why did this kid need to steal?

    Posted by: iforgot at March 16, 2016 09:26 AM (pC96u)

    446 "411
    >>>>Cruz is not happening. Pick your second choice.



    Tell that to Cruz. Sorry to inform you, but from here on out Trump
    won't have the luxury of a split field and Rubio running fullback for
    him. The states in the east that Trump should easily win will have
    Kasich siphoning votes from make difficult to blow Cruz out and Cruz is
    going to win the remaining states in the west. My prediction is Trump
    limps into the convention in June 200-150 delegates short and the GOPe
    slaps that weave off the top of Trump's head. Say hello to president
    Ryan.



    Seriously, Trump's only half way there. The race is going to slow
    down a bit but Trump's mouth won't. I expect a couple of frenzied news
    cycles about whatever weird thing Trump, Trump's staff and the bat shit
    crazy portion of Trump's base does. It'll be interesting to see how
    Trump starts to transition to the General Election.

    Posted by: Arson Wells at March 16, 2016 09:13 AM (/E+t2)"


    Well, I admire your optimism and your spunk. I sincerely hope that you are right and I am wrong but I don't think it is going to work out that way.

    Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 16, 2016 09:27 AM (QHgTq)

    447 Still wish Donald would try preparing his remarks for once goddamn.Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane


    The other day he had Chris Christie feeding him questions in a sit down relaxed format. It worked. Unfortunately the streaming news station i was watching only cared about the protesters. Once they spooged they ended coverage.

    Posted by: mega machines at March 16, 2016 09:28 AM (fbovC)

    448 Wifi-enabled sex toys seem a ripe field for comedy. Group sex sessions without threat of passing disease? And hackable sex toys are something masochists actually want? "Hack me! Please!"

    Are you Win10?

    Egad no; Linex!

    Posted by: VPN at March 16, 2016 09:28 AM (326rv)

    449 428 And if Cruz "limps into the convention" with the lead but not the required delegate total you all would be fine with the GOP picking someone else?
    Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2016 09:19 AM (B48dK)

    As I said with Trump I will say with Cruz, NO.

    If the 2 leaders Trump and Cruz come to an agreement. But, I will be damned to vote R if Rinse Pubus & Bill Kristol pick our nominee.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2016 09:30 AM (voOPb)

    450 I voted for Cruz, will support him until the last dog dies. If it dies prior to the Convention, I'll be pulling for Cruz until the last delegate declares his vote. I'm not thinking any beyond that point. The thought of both Parties having Leftwing fat cats at the top of the ballot in November is too grim to contemplate.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at March 16, 2016 09:30 AM (2cS/G)

    451 "441
    If Trump loses in an open convention, will his absurd fans become so
    disillusioned with the political process that they withdraw from
    commenting about politics outside of Trumpbart, Infowars and Stormfront?



    Because that would be awesome.

    Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 16, 2016 09:25 AM (XhSez)"


    And you view the corresponding Hillary Clinton presidency as an acceptable cost for that outcome? Interesting value system you have there.

    Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 16, 2016 09:30 AM (QHgTq)

    452 The question is moot.

    Posted by: $19,132,827,518,460.10 at March 16, 2016 09:34 AM (rwI+c)

    453 And you view the corresponding Hillary Clinton presidency as an acceptable cost for that outcome? Interesting value system you have there

    Trumpkins have no legitimacy to talk about values.

    Or about beating Clinton.

    Stick to discussing your favorite Reality TV episodes.

    Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 16, 2016 09:36 AM (XhSez)

    454 >>I voted for Cruz, will support him until the last dog dies.

    As sure as the swallows return to Capistrano, you'll have the opportunity to support him again. And again. Cruz' presidential ambition is whole. We'll have him around with us (whether or not we like it) for a long time, barring Rapture.

    Posted by: General Zod at March 16, 2016 09:36 AM (Bdeb0)

    455
    Florida

    Dem 1.7 million
    Rep 2.3 million

    Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 16, 2016 09:38 AM (jsWA8)

    456 This is the most shadenfreudy election ever . My middle finger is getting quite a work out.

    Posted by: @votermom at March 16, 2016 09:39 AM (cbfNE)

    457
    Illinois

    Dem 1.9 mil
    Rep 1.2 mil

    Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 16, 2016 09:40 AM (jsWA8)

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