Monday Morning News Dump (4/11/16) [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

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1 3rd !

Posted by: Kyon at April 11, 2016 07:59 AM (mlXE0)

2 hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Posted by: Kyon at April 11, 2016 08:00 AM (mlXE0)

3 hello
anybody

Posted by: Kyon at April 11, 2016 08:00 AM (mlXE0)

4 farts

Posted by: Kyon at April 11, 2016 08:01 AM (mlXE0)

5 Hola!

Posted by: KWDreaming at April 11, 2016 08:02 AM (vvQF4)

6
[fckn willow]

The next Space X launch is 4/28 and another one in May. Then there are a couple each month, mostly private communication satellites.

The one that will be extra special is in Nov when Space X Falcon Heavy rocket will launch on its first demonstration flight. The heavy-lift rocket is formed of three Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together.

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 11, 2016 08:02 AM (iQIUe)

7 So, are Obama's comments on Libya a dig at Hillary! seeing as she was secretary of state at the time and it helps make her QUALIFIED! ?

I'd like to think so. Someone pass the popcorn.

Posted by: Flyguy at April 11, 2016 08:04 AM (3sOO0)

8 The heavy-lift rocket is formed of three Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together.

I hope they sprung for the premium duct tape.

Posted by: Flyguy at April 11, 2016 08:05 AM (3sOO0)

9 I can't remember the last time I had an unforgettable experience.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 11, 2016 08:05 AM (NeFrd)

10
It's not the threat of arrest that moved the slugs, it was the threat of expulsion. In the olden days, they also took away any financial aid if you were arrested for this type of crap.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 11, 2016 08:06 AM (iQIUe)

11 Negative interest rates are a financial corollary of our cultural collapse.

It is better to spend today than to save for tomorrow.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 11, 2016 08:06 AM (EZebt)

12 So the Genius-In-Chief wants compulsory voting so that we can get voter turnout rates up to 70-80%.



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Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 11, 2016 08:08 AM (NeFrd)

13 Odds of me staying home on election day are increasing each time a surreptitious Colorado-style delegate event occurs which disenfranchises American citizens, regardless of the beneficiary.

With each passing day I realize more and more that nobody at the national level shares my beliefs and that I truly have no representation in government.

Posted by: Foul Harold at April 11, 2016 08:08 AM (FGvan)

14 Why no mention of the voterless coup in Colorado?

Posted by: AnnaS at April 11, 2016 08:09 AM (P+I7L)

15 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 11, 2016 08:09 AM (ZQfW9)

16
The USPS can keep the 2 cents if they would return the mailboxes. They removed all the mailboxes in my neighborhood. I have to go .6 miles to post a damn letter.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 11, 2016 08:10 AM (iQIUe)

17 Yes the O'Turd lied his ass off on Piss Wallace and was not called on it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 11, 2016 08:13 AM (vvmPQ)

18 O'Turd's biggest mistake? Accepting the Democrat nomination.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 11, 2016 08:14 AM (vvmPQ)

19 14 Why no mention of the voterless coup in Colorado?
Posted by: AnnaS at April 11, 2016 08:09 AM (P+I7L

Since I've been filling in I have pretty much left the Trump/Cruz/Kasich GOP fight out of the dump. There are plenty of threads posted by Ace and on the side bar about the GOP circus. There are other things going on in the world besides this.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 08:15 AM (voOPb)

20 Anyone who goes to Turkey or anywhere else in muzzie land is an idiot and deserve what they get.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 11, 2016 08:15 AM (vvmPQ)

21 16
The USPS can keep the 2 cents if they would return the mailboxes. They removed all the mailboxes in my neighborhood. I have to go .6 miles to post a damn letter.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 11, 2016 08:10 AM (iQIU

Good excuse to get a walk in?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 08:16 AM (voOPb)

22 It's too late to stuff money in mattresses, should have been putting it in blue chip stocks or gold.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 11, 2016 08:16 AM (vvmPQ)

23
So the Genius-In-Chief wants compulsory voting so that we can get voter turnout rates up to 70-80%.



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Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 11, 2016 08:08 AM (NeFrd)
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And we'll all save $2500 a year.

Posted by: iforgot at April 11, 2016 08:17 AM (pC96u)

24 Odds of me staying home on election day are increasing each time a surreptitious Colorado-style delegate event occurs which disenfranchises American citizens, regardless of the beneficiary.

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Are you referring to the "neverTrump" tweet or the letter? Maybe it doesn't matter.

Posted by: Bigby's Bitter Clingin' Hands at April 11, 2016 08:17 AM (3ZtZW)

25 So the Genius-In-Chief wants compulsory voting so that we can get voter turnout rates up to 70-80%.


I read in the comments that in Australia the compulsory part is just showing up and having your name checked. What you do with the ballot is up to you. You can hand in a blank one, or like most Australians, draw a penis on it.

Posted by: Bruce at April 11, 2016 08:17 AM (ANxEu)

26 23
So the Genius-In-Chief wants compulsory voting so that we can get voter turnout rates up to 70-80%.



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Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 11, 2016 08:08 AM (NeFrd)
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And we'll all save $2500 a year.
Posted by: iforgot at April 11, 2016 08:17 AM (pC96u)

Why won't TFG try to enact Switzerland's mandatory gun ownership program? Oh yeah, guns bad sleazy politicians good

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 08:18 AM (voOPb)

27 Actually, an even bigger mistake was picking Michigan St to do so well. That's the one that keeps me up nights!

Posted by: Guest Lecturer Barack Obama at April 11, 2016 08:18 AM (ANVXm)

28 That's the one that keeps me up nights!

Posted by: Guest Lecturer Barack Obama

It may keep him awake, only Reggie keeps him up

Posted by: Bruce at April 11, 2016 08:20 AM (ANxEu)

29 9 >> I can't remember the last time I had an unforgettable experience.

Just say no to yesterday.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 11, 2016 08:21 AM (gyKtp)

30 Question:

Did Oklahoma change it rules immediately prior to Trump declaring, or immediately afterwards? I think that both events took place last spring sometime.

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 11, 2016 08:21 AM (bZ7mE)

31 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 08:15 AM (voOPb)

And thanks for the Trump/Cruz free safe space.! :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 11, 2016 08:22 AM (w4NZ8)

32 So the Genius-In-Chief wants compulsory voting so that we can get voter turnout rates up to 70-80%.

We should be embarrassed that we don't get Cuba's 99% turnout .

Posted by: Guest Lecturer Barack Obama at April 11, 2016 08:22 AM (ANVXm)

33 Imma change my politics to Moust. Follow the Little Goofy Book of Chairman Mouse.

Posted by: Bigby's Bitter Clingin' Hands at April 11, 2016 08:23 AM (3ZtZW)

34 "I hope they sprung for the premium duct tape."

Duct tape is only good to about 100mph.


You need metal hose clamps.

Really...really big hose clamps.



(Or Nylon tye wraps)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 11, 2016 08:24 AM (ptqRm)

35 President Rationalization was on FNC with Chris Wallace

Interesting how he walked back some of his previous statements.

And as we all know, intent has very little relevance when it comes to mishandling classified information.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2016 08:24 AM (PFy0L)

36 (Or Nylon tye wraps)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Bungee cords.

Posted by: Bruce at April 11, 2016 08:25 AM (ANxEu)

37 "Why won't TFG try to enact Switzerland's mandatory gun ownership program"

Wait.... there's a country that makes it mandatory to own guns?


So their streets are awash in the blood of innocents, yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 11, 2016 08:26 AM (ptqRm)

38 Brazil is trying to impeach their President.
http://tinyurl.com/zocds4q

'Rousseff is accused of breaking the law by juggling government accounts to disguise the depth of budget shortfalls during her 2014 re-election'

Geez - that's standard operating procedure here in the US. Exhibit #1 - Unemployment stats

Posted by: McCool at April 11, 2016 08:27 AM (TQxRy)

39 premium duct tape

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I'd say use that Crazy Glue stuff but that's only good for gluing helmets to I-beams.

Posted by: Bigby's Bitter Clingin' Hands at April 11, 2016 08:27 AM (3ZtZW)

40 I'd say use that Crazy Glue stuff but that's only good for gluing helmets to I-beams.

You'd be surprised how often that comes up

Posted by: Bruce at April 11, 2016 08:28 AM (ANxEu)

41 "What you do with the ballot is up to you. You can hand in a blank one, or like most Australians, draw a penis on it."

DICK 2016

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 11, 2016 08:29 AM (eHpnh)

42 "I'd say use that Crazy Glue stuff but that's only good for gluing helmets to I-beams."

No, there's more then that.

Posted by: Spouse of cheating husband at April 11, 2016 08:29 AM (ptqRm)

43 38 Brazil is trying to impeach their President.
http://tinyurl.com/zocds4q

'Rousseff is accused of breaking the law by juggling government accounts to disguise the depth of budget shortfalls during her 2014 re-election'

Geez - that's standard operating procedure here in the US. Exhibit #1 - Unemployment stats

Posted by: McCool at April 11, 2016 08:27 AM (TQxRy)

Obviously they have never heard of continuing resolutions?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 08:29 AM (voOPb)

44 Are you referring to the "neverTrump" tweet or the letter? Maybe it doesn't matter.

Posted by: Bigby's Bitter Clingin' Hands at April 11, 2016 08:17 AM (3ZtZW)


Either. Both. Doesn't matter. Just disgusted with the entire process and a party which is all too ready to use the leftist media smear apparatus when it suits its purposes. Politics is ugly. I get it. I'm just not interested in knifing people in the back. Getting really close to going full Galt and letting the millennials run the show so they can drive this wretched hive straight into the ground.

To paraphrase W.O.P.R., "Sometimes the only winning move is not to play."

Posted by: Foul Harold at April 11, 2016 08:30 AM (FGvan)

45 I'd say use that Crazy Glue stuff but that's only good for gluing helmets to I-beams.

*****


Maybe they should get the stuff that guy uses to seal the screen door on the bottom of his row boat. That stuff keeps the inside of the boat dry all day!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 11, 2016 08:30 AM (NeFrd)

46 Xkcd has a great take on the expression "If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?" In which the answer "probably" is shown to be the more rational answer.

https://xkcd.com/1170/

Posted by: m at April 11, 2016 08:31 AM (S/1cF)

47 Drudge seems to have gone off the rails with regard to Trump. Give it a rest Drudge and learn the GOP/State rules.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 08:31 AM (U+nHb)

48 Maybe they should get the stuff that guy uses to
seal the screen door on the bottom of his row boat. That stuff keeps
the inside of the boat dry all day!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon

It cured my incontinence!

Posted by: Bruce at April 11, 2016 08:32 AM (ANxEu)

49 "What you do with the ballot is up to you. You can hand in a blank one, or like most Australians, draw a penis on it."


*****


I need to practice. My penis sketches always end up looking like a Civil War cannon.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 11, 2016 08:32 AM (NeFrd)

50 So the Genius-In-Chief wants compulsory voting so that we can get voter turnout rates up to 70-80%

In some countries, Brazil I believe is one, your state-sponsored benefits are tied to the exercise of your vote. No vote, no bennies.

now I have no idea whether that is really enforced or not but....

it does seem to incentivize the 'wrong' people to dictate the direction and policies of the country e.g. MOAR FREE STUFF

Posted by: McCool at April 11, 2016 08:32 AM (TQxRy)

51 If our wonderful leaders pass universal income legislation, I'll quit work and live in a van by the river.

And fish every day, goddammit.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 11, 2016 08:33 AM (eHpnh)

52 So the Genius-In-Chief wants compulsory voting so that we can get voter turnout rates up to 70-80%. "

Fascinating that a "compulsory" registration combined with "mandatory" voting still only results in, at best, some three quarters (and local aussie news seems to report real number as just over half) compliance in a relatively lower population nation/state with fairly secure (heck, it's an island) borders...

Go figure.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2016 08:33 AM (C9pBZ)

53 "Maybe they should get the stuff that guy uses to seal the screen door on the bottom of his row boat."

Breaking: In an unfortunate accident, 37 firearms were lost in an unusual boating accident, involving a small bass boat, and a spray can of sealant.

Details at 11:00.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 11, 2016 08:33 AM (ptqRm)

54 I need to practice. My penis sketches always end up looking like a Civil War cannon.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 11, 2016 08:32 AM (NeFr

Here is my gun & here is my penis

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 08:33 AM (voOPb)

55 Thinkprogress.org?

Aren't they a little, you know, biased?

Posted by: CNN at April 11, 2016 08:35 AM (CUk0C)

56 >>>9 I can't remember the last time I had an unforgettable experience.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 11, 2016 08:05 AM (NeFrd)

All the rest of us remember when you did, and what it was. But for the sake of propriety we're sworn to silence on it.

Posted by: m at April 11, 2016 08:36 AM (S/1cF)

57 "Drudge seems to have gone off the rails with regard to Trump. Give it a rest Drudge and learn the GOP/State rules."

He really has gone nuts over Trump. I've stopped reading him.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 11, 2016 08:36 AM (eHpnh)

58 A couple of passing thoughts:

(1) If primaries are used to select delegates, than that process is given a certain amount of legitimacy.

(2) Any delegate maneuver that can be used against one candidate can be used against another candidate.

(3) Cruz supporters should be thanking Trump for having effectively cleared all of the candidates that the GOP establishment was promoting.

(4) Hillary cannot put Sanders away, demonstrating how politically and electorally clumsy she actually is.

(5) Bernie Sanders did not join the Democrats, the Democrats joined him.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - S'mores and Flamewars Supplies Available at The Outrage Outlet! at April 11, 2016 08:36 AM (hLRSq)

59 "I need to practice. My penis sketches always end up looking like a Civil War cannon. "

I guess that's still better then coming out looking like a Civil War mortar.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 11, 2016 08:37 AM (ptqRm)

60 A motorist who stopped says Shaulis claimed he was a trooper with the 'drug and alcohol division' and demanded to see her identification.

When police arrived, Shaulis tried to hand a BB pistol to the car's passenger, saying he couldn't get caught with it.
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Dude is begging for a Darwin Award

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 11, 2016 08:39 AM (/D5Lf)

61 Re the OSU story, I take exception to the term "paddy wagon" used by Mr Kasey... this is a derogatory slam at the Irish, slang for the van used at times when the police would be arresting drunken Irishmen.
I will immediately commence protests!
...As soon as I finish work, go home to be with my family/do routine house work, pay my bills, feed the dog...
On second thought... who cares!!

Posted by: KK at April 11, 2016 08:39 AM (5I05+)

62 #47 you are saying any sort of disenfranchising of the voters is ok as long as you can site a "rule?"

Posted by: AnnaS at April 11, 2016 08:40 AM (P+I7L)

63 If I had any friends in meatspace, and they were all jumping off a bridge, there's probably a compelling reason to jump off too. Plus, who'd want to go on living after all your friends jumped off the bridge?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2016 08:41 AM (0mRoj)

64 >>>63 If I had any friends in meatspace, and they were all jumping off a bridge, there's probably a compelling reason to jump off too. Plus, who'd want to go on living after all your friends jumped off the bridge?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2016 08:41 AM (0mRoj)

Exactly.

Posted by: m at April 11, 2016 08:42 AM (S/1cF)

65 54 I need to practice. My penis sketches always end up looking like a Civil War cannon.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 11, 2016 08:32 AM (NeFr

Here is my gun & here is my penis
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 08:33 AM (voOPb)

One wants bullets, the other mons Venus.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2016 08:43 AM (0mRoj)

66 He really has gone nuts over Trump. I've stopped reading him.

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Pretty much where I'm at, too. It's gotten a bit ridiculous.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 11, 2016 08:43 AM (pVkEV)

67 "One wants bullets, the other mons Venus."

Yeh....right.

Posted by: Mooch at April 11, 2016 08:44 AM (ptqRm)

68 "The chief problem of [the Eastern Establishment] ... for a long time has been how to
make the two Congressional parties more national and international. The argument that
the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right
and the other of the Left, is [to the Eastern Establishment] a foolish idea acceptable only
to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, [they believe that] the two parties should be
almost identical, so that [can control the elections] ... without leading to any profound or



extensive shifts in policy. The [Eastern Establishment believes that] policies that are vital
and necessary for America are no longer subjects of significant disagreement, but are
disputable only in details of procedure, priority, or method: we must remain strong,
continue to function as a great world Power in cooperation with other Powers, ... keep the
economy moving without significant slump, help other countries do the same, provide the
basic social necessities t or all our citizens, open up opportunities for social shifts for
those willing to work to achieve them, and defend the basic Western outlook of diversity,
pluralism, cooperation, and the rest of it, as already described. These things any national
American party hoping to win a presidential election must accept. But either party in
office becomes in time corrupt, tired, unenterprising, and vigor-less. Then it should be
possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none
of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic
policies."

Your betters

Posted by: MarkC at April 11, 2016 08:45 AM (iWFQR)

69 Posted by: AnnaS at April 11, 2016 08:40 AM (P+I7L)

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Yes, it's better than throwing a tantrum (and encouraging foolish behavior) when your campaign strategy or lack there of loses a whole state's delegates.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 08:45 AM (U+nHb)

70 Is this CO thing something new? I've been hearing about how the CO GOP wasn't going to hold a primary for months now. I guess it's a 'thing' because they're backing establishment insider Lyin' Ted?

Posted by: mugiwara at April 11, 2016 08:46 AM (D5hxK)

71 "Longer-term, negative rates could undermine the viability of life insurers, pensions and savings, the Fund warned, and they might also encourage excessive risk-taking and build financial market bubbles."

Unlike 8 years of near-zero interest rate policy and perpetual debt-mountain building. Those things don't encourage "excessive risk-taking" and deplete savings.

Bring on Hilldabeast and let the dims wash into majorities. F the GOPe. We and our children are screwed any way you look at it. They will still blame Bush, but that argument will have less bite when they are pulling all the levers of power and LIVs are using their fingers for toilet paper.

Posted by: Cooldawg at April 11, 2016 08:48 AM (BR4lE)

72 67 "One wants bullets, the other mons Venus."

Yeh....right.
Posted by: Mooch at April 11, 2016 08:44 AM (ptqRm)

I have no idea what arouses your penis, nor do I wish to know. You trannies befuddle me.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2016 08:48 AM (0mRoj)

73 I guess that's still better then coming out looking like a Civil War mortar.

First guy to mention his Minie Balls gets a free one-year subscription.
___________________________
xkcd is so good, and so...depressing. If people were smarter you'd see that strip banned, like Dilbert in some company mailrooms, or Peanuts in junior high*.
Our best defense is that most people don't get the jokes. Or mouse on the panels.

(*Yes, that's right. Before they came up with those ghey musical cartoons for the holidays, Peanuts was seen as borderline suicidal. Back in the day, sonny.)

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 08:48 AM (xq1UY)

74 How did Cruz build this national organization without the help, and likely direct opposition, from the GoPe?

Posted by: Jean at April 11, 2016 08:48 AM (cXiMR)

75 throwing a tantrum

The guys he signed a contract with removed his delegates from the ballots.

Yeah, it just might be tantrum worthy.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 11, 2016 08:49 AM (X/uTF)

76 So the Genius-In-Chief wants compulsory voting so that we can get voter turnout rates up to 70-80%

Unclear on the concept of "compulsory", but hey, a B+ is good enough for him.

Posted by: t-bird at April 11, 2016 08:50 AM (Z58Xa)

77
Hillary calls out Bernie on his Israel views

Hillary? The scrunt who once shrieked at Dick Morris, "all you people ever think about is money!"?

I'm willing to bet the only reason Scankles is calling out the Bern! is because Bernie only wants to drive the Jews into the sea and not into the ovens.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 11, 2016 08:50 AM (X6fMO)

78 U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, on Saturday joining Operation Inherent Resolve, the American-led campaign against the Islamic State group.

The deployment marks the first time the Air Force will use the Cold War-era warplanes -- from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana -- in the counter-ISIS fight in Iraq and Syria. The service did not disclose the exact number of bombers it deployed.

Kate Pierson could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: undocumented CIA hooker at April 11, 2016 08:50 AM (e8kgV)

79 How did Cruz build this national organization without the help, and likely direct opposition, from the GoPe?

He is being played like a Stradivarius.

" You like me! Your really like me! "

Posted by: Mortimer at April 11, 2016 08:50 AM (X/uTF)

80 Yup, USPS confirms that the recoil springs, and the sling are coming today.



Who says that Mondays always suck?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 11, 2016 08:51 AM (ptqRm)

81 lol learn the rules you stupid fucking hayseeds

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 08:51 AM (cY2t0)

82 21 16
The USPS can keep the 2 cents if they would return the mailboxes. They removed all the mailboxes in my neighborhood. I have to go .6 miles to post a damn letter.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 11, 2016 08:10 AM (iQIU

Good excuse to get a walk in?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 08:16 AM (voOPb)

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With a bad heart and a bad back I cant get more than 50 ft with out feeling I'm going to pass out due to the pain. Plus, I live on a steep hill. But thanks for the scold masked as faux concern.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 11, 2016 08:51 AM (iQIUe)

83 Posted by: undocumented CIA hooker at April 11, 2016 08:50 AM (e8kgV)

What exactly are they going to bomb?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2016 08:51 AM (0mRoj)

84 Good morning Morons!

Minor changes in polling, but the race remains largely static with Trump staring at a general election drubbing by Clinton. Clinton leads Trump by 10.6% today.

No changes in Congress. The Dems will pick up at least 3 seats in the Senate and 12 seats in the House.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 11, 2016 08:52 AM (z7zuz)

85 44: "To paraphrase W.O.P.R., "Sometimes the only winning move is not to play.""

The game will be played, whether you wish it to or not.

The only question is whether you will be moving the pieces, or someone else will.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at April 11, 2016 08:52 AM (yv7u6)

86
I need to practice. My penis sketches always end up looking like a Civil War cannon.

Are you saying you have minie balls?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 11, 2016 08:52 AM (X6fMO)

87 Learn to play the game and you won't have to get mad when I steal your delegates.

-big boss Cruz, with his thumbs under his suspenders

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 08:52 AM (cY2t0)

88 Possible that he's confused "compulsory" with "compulsive"? Because he owes a lot to compulsive voting.

I had a precinct chief who used to enthuse "Wouldn't it be something if one election we got a 100% turnout?" I'd roll my eyes and suggest she look up who in history had ever achieved that, and she Did.Not.Even.Get.The.Joke.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 08:53 AM (xq1UY)

89 Trump has never met a challenge that he couldn't buy or sue his way out of, until now. Expect major tantrums.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 11, 2016 08:53 AM (2cS/G)

90 Yeah those " pro life" people are always killing.(scare quotes in ONT excerpt annoyed me)

Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2016 08:53 AM (B48dK)

91 66 He really has gone nuts over Trump. I've stopped reading him.

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Pretty much where I'm at, too. It's gotten a bit ridiculous.


Who are you talking about? Ace or Patterico?

Posted by: jwest at April 11, 2016 08:53 AM (Zs4uk)

92 "The service did not disclose the exact number of bombers it deployed."


I'm going with "No more then 58, max".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 11, 2016 08:53 AM (ptqRm)

93 Either. Both. Doesn't matter. Just disgusted with the entire process and a party which is all too ready to use the leftist media smear apparatus when it suits its purposes. Politics is ugly. I get it. I'm just not interested in knifing people in the back. Getting really close to going full Galt and letting the millennials run the show so they can drive this wretched hive straight into the ground.

To paraphrase W.O.P.R., "Sometimes the only winning move is not to play."
Posted by: Foul Harold at April 11, 2016 08:30 AM (FGvan)

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Perhaps letter to all 535 Congress members, the President, all eight SC justices.

"Dear xxxx,

The federal government has become illegitimate through repeated illicit actions against the states and their citizens, without possibility of redress. Therefore I withdraw my consent to be governed by the Federal government until such time that it returns to operate only with the powers granted to it by the Constitution or is dissolved.

Sincerely,

xxxx"


Anything else to add? I think I need my list of grievances.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 11, 2016 08:53 AM (LXJ1e)

94 Operation Inherent Resolve, the American-led campaign against the Islamic State group.

Was "Disingenuous Ploy" being used by another group?

Posted by: t-bird at April 11, 2016 08:53 AM (9mTYi)

95 Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 08:48 AM (xq1UY

Grapeshot count?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 08:54 AM (voOPb)

96
Plus, who'd want to go on living after all your friends jumped off the bridge?


If all your friends were dead, you could ransack their houses and take their women.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 11, 2016 08:54 AM (X6fMO)

97 Unclear on the concept of "compulsory", but hey, a B+ is good enough for him.

Posted by: t-bird at April 11, 2016 08:50 AM (Z58Xa)


*****


Yeah. Given that the (insert imaginary number here) 47 million uninsured that we heard about in the run-up to Obamacare has been reduced to a mere (insert another imaginary number here) 25 million uninsured under a mandatory health insurance scheme. Makes one wonder how much force of coercion they really wield.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 11, 2016 08:54 AM (NeFrd)

98 Who are the 'Pubs running to replace Rubio?

Posted by: Jean at April 11, 2016 08:54 AM (cXiMR)

99 Who are you talking about? Ace or Patterico?
Posted by: jwest at April 11, 2016 08:53 AM (Zs4uk)

Drudge

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 08:55 AM (voOPb)

100 96
Plus, who'd want to go on living after all your friends jumped off the bridge?


If all your friends were dead, you could ransack their houses and take their women.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 11, 2016 08:54 AM (X6fMO)

Now there's some solid, outside the box thinking.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2016 08:55 AM (0mRoj)

101 hahahahaha, Yes Cruz has always had the establishment in his pocket.

/sarc

I think they see Trump would be a serious disaster and must now go with Cruz because he's hung in there and just campaigned.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 08:55 AM (U+nHb)

102 To paraphrase W.O.P.R., "Sometimes the only winning move is not to play."
Posted by: Foul Harold at April 11, 2016 08:30 AM (FGvan)

I'd like someone to throw the game board across the room.

Posted by: @votermom at April 11, 2016 08:55 AM (nbrY/)

103 If all your friends were dead, you could ransack their houses and take their women guns and ammo..

Less upkeep.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 11, 2016 08:56 AM (ptqRm)

104 Good morning. Ugh

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 11, 2016 08:56 AM (dFi94)

105 >>>57 "Drudge seems to have gone off the rails with regard to Trump. Give it a rest Drudge and learn the GOP/State rules."

He really has gone nuts over Trump. I've stopped reading him.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 11, 2016 08:36 AM (eHpnh)

Really? What'd I write that you didn't like?

Posted by: Drudge at April 11, 2016 08:56 AM (mKmMD)

106 The game will be played, whether you wish it to or not.
The only question is whether you will be moving the pieces, or someone else will.
Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at April 11, 2016 08:52 AM (yv7u6)

The only question is whether the truecon smart set will prove themselves to be a host of small chested scribblers whose principles only hold on paper, who'll permit themselves to be herded by the cheap social signaling they laugh at the left for when it comes time to be counted.

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 08:56 AM (cY2t0)

107 I think they see Trump would be a serious disaster and must now go with Cruz because he's hung in there and just campaigned.

Yes, they can always turn on him later after Trump is out of the way.

Posted by: t-bird at April 11, 2016 08:57 AM (9mTYi)

108 Who are the 'Pubs running to replace Rubio?

When they are done using Cruz as their after-dinner wet-nap, Ryan will be declared the winner because rules.


Posted by: Mortimer at April 11, 2016 08:57 AM (X/uTF)

109 Dear Drudge,

Your headlines concerning Trump are silly.

Sincerely,

A Daily Reader

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 08:58 AM (U+nHb)

110 Grapeshot count?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Canister? Hell, I didn't even know her!
"The years creep slowly by, Lorena..."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 08:58 AM (xq1UY)

111 Trump has never met a challenge that he couldn't buy or sue his way out of, until now. Expect major tantrums.
Posted by: Lincolntf at April 11, 2016 08:53 AM (2cS/G)

He hasn't lost yet, it's 97 days until the convention

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 08:58 AM (cY2t0)

112 "Either. Both. Doesn't matter. Just disgusted with the entire process and a party which is all too ready to use the leftist media smear apparatus when it suits its purposes. Politics is ugly. I get it. I'm just not interested in knifing people in the back."


I remember a woman who saw corruption in her own party and fought it.

They destroyed her with the help of some right wing New York writers.

Posted by: jwest at April 11, 2016 08:58 AM (Zs4uk)

113 "The federal government has become illegitimate through repeated illicit actions against the states and their citizens, without possibility of redress. Therefore I withdraw my consent to be governed by the Federal government until such time that it returns to operate only with the powers granted to it by the Constitution or is dissolved."

If our government is illegitimate, and I agree that it is, do we have any remaining moral duty to obey the law?

I'm thinking I don't.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 11, 2016 08:59 AM (eHpnh)

114 Going in to meet with a company for a new gig. This would see me moving back to Texas. Thoughts and prayers would be much appreciated!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 11, 2016 08:59 AM (kTF2Z)

115 When they are done using Cruz as their after-dinner wet-nap, Ryan will be declared the winner because rules.


Posted by: Mortimer at April 11, 2016 08:57 AM (X/uTF)

------

That could happen. That's how awful they are, still doesn't make Trump a good candidate.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 08:59 AM (U+nHb)

116 B-52s? Aren't they used for carpet bombing ala Rolling Thunder?

I was told that bombing was a stupid idea. But maybe I was mistaken.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at April 11, 2016 09:00 AM (Ex0St)

117 No, he hasn't lost yet, but the tantrums are pouring forth anyway. Hitch your wagon to a Liberal, expect to be disappointed, every time.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 11, 2016 09:00 AM (2cS/G)

118 "Although the experience with negative nominal interest rates is limited, we tentatively conclude that overall, they help deliver additional monetary stimulus and easier financial conditions, which support demand and price stability," the IMF's financial counselor and director of monetary and capital markets, Jose Vinals, wrote in a research paper.

It's a tax. Nothing else.

Put money in a bank, they take some of it. What the hell else can you call it?

That's a stimulus to the economy?

Posted by: ugg boots at April 11, 2016 09:00 AM (ZnIt3)

119 Go get it Duke

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 09:00 AM (cY2t0)

120 Well look at that


Insty linked to yesterdays thread from CBD about roaring idiots.


Pants?

Or maybe a nice pair of Board Shorts.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 11, 2016 09:01 AM (ptqRm)

121 108 Who are the 'Pubs running to replace Rubio?

When they are done using Cruz as their after-dinner wet-nap, Ryan will be declared the winner because rules.


Posted by: Mortimer

I meant in FL

Posted by: Jean at April 11, 2016 09:01 AM (cXiMR)

122 >>>117 No, he hasn't lost yet, but the tantrums are pouring forth anyway. Hitch your wagon to a Liberal, expect to be disappointed, every time.
Posted by: Lincolntf at April 11, 2016 09:00 AM (2cS/G)

Hear, Hear!

Oh.......wait a minute.......

Posted by: McCain 2008/Romney 2012 Voter at April 11, 2016 09:01 AM (mKmMD)

123 Good luck, Duke. It sounds like a win/win!

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 09:02 AM (U+nHb)

124 No, he hasn't lost yet, but the tantrums are pouring forth anyway. Hitch your wagon to a Liberal, expect to be disappointed, every time.
Posted by: Lincolntf at April 11, 2016 09:00 AM (2cS/G)

Nihilism is a elegant form of masturbation, I'll give you that

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 09:02 AM (cY2t0)

125 women guns and ammo..


Less upkeep.
__________________
This just in: FireClean works on both.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:02 AM (xq1UY)

126 If the terrorists had hit Paris again, I wonder what France's response would have been? Some more mosque raids? More candle lighting? Of course, if it were the UK they wd arrest anyone who expressed anger. If Sweden, they would censor social media...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 11, 2016 09:02 AM (iQIUe)

127 If all your friends were dead, you could ransack their houses and take their women.

I gotta get me some younger friends then.

Posted by: Bruce at April 11, 2016 09:02 AM (ANxEu)

128 109
Dear Drudge,

Your headlines concerning Trump are silly.

Sincerely,

A Daily Reader

Posted by: Seems Legit


Obsessed with Drudge not writing for you what you want to read.

While a major American newspaper creates false headlines to undermine a political campaign.

yeah, totally logical.



Posted by: Mortimer at April 11, 2016 09:03 AM (X/uTF)

129 I gotta get me some younger friends then.
Posted by: Bruce at April 11, 2016 09:02 AM (ANxEu)

-----

Heh

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 09:03 AM (U+nHb)

130 Compulsory voting, if done this year, could in fact lead to a drawing of a penis being elected President.

And we may be better off that way.

Posted by: t-bird at April 11, 2016 09:03 AM (mxCgt)

131 If everyone is mad at Colorado, wait until PA next week. The delegates are on the ballot, not the candidates. And they aren't required to vote for the candidate they're 'pledged' to support. Something similar is happening here in WV. The temper tantrum will be epic! Or YUUGGE!

Posted by: RedDish at April 11, 2016 09:04 AM (5eXg1)

132 So six large International Banks are charging their customers to deposit their money at their bank in an attempt to encourage lending and growth. We have entered the Twilight Zone people.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 11, 2016 09:04 AM (iONHu)

133 I gotta get me some younger friends then.

Posted by: Bruce

And higher bridges, but, I like the way you think.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:05 AM (xq1UY)

134 "So six large International Banks are charging their customers to deposit their money at their bank in an attempt to encourage lending and growth. "

We make up for it in volume?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 11, 2016 09:05 AM (ptqRm)

135 So I want to know if Brice Springsteen (or any prog) is approached by a very attractive gender confused male in a bar or party and made an offer to go back to his place for various activities does he accept as he would with any other attractive women? What if the trickery is so good the natural gender isn't obvious until clothes are removed? Wouldn't running from the room make him a hater?

Of course, we all know the answer to these questions. It exposes the whole transgender issue as BS meant to stir up the LIV's and Dem base. And it will work because they are incapable of asking themselves the above questions. That would be BadThink

Posted by: Ripley at April 11, 2016 09:05 AM (1BQGO)

136 If the terrorists had hit Paris again, I wonder what France's response would have been?


*****


I can't Imagine.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 11, 2016 09:05 AM (NeFrd)

137 83 Posted by: undocumented CIA hooker at April 11, 2016 08:50 AM (e8kgV)

What exactly are they going to bomb?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2016 08:51 AM (0mRoj)

If they were serious they would bomb Raqqa into rubble, but since it's for show they'll kill some camels and drop most of the bombs in the desert.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 09:05 AM (SEFXb)

138 Posted by: Mortimer at April 11, 2016 09:03 AM (X/uTF)

----

A) I'm not "obsessed" I made an observation
B) I did not like The Boston Globes fake paper about Trump. It's a horrible business for "journalism" to be involved in
C)How you jumped from one to the other and used "logical" is a mystery to me

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 09:06 AM (U+nHb)

139 Compulsory voting, if done this year, could in fact lead to a drawing of a penis being elected President.

*****


Ahem...

Posted by: 2008 at April 11, 2016 09:07 AM (NeFrd)

140 lol why are you throwing temper tantrums over your votes being ignored you stupid fucking hayseeds?

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 09:07 AM (cY2t0)

141 Father: If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?

Me: Depends on the bridge

Father: [delivers knockout punch that leaves me with a split lip for a week]

Story of my life.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 11, 2016 09:07 AM (Rho3Y)

142 A suspected Pakistani bomber linked to an attack that killed 164 people is one of scores of terrorists who posed as refugees to enter Europe and are now an 'imminent' threat, investigators claim.

The Pakistani man, along with another, are believed to have arrived in Europe with two suicide bombers who blew themselves up outside the Stade de France in November.

It has also emerged that they were initially arrested in Greece after police realised their passports were among a batch stolen by Isis - but were released the continue their journey across Europe.

They were arrested in Austria after the Paris attacks, but it is feared they too had been plotting atrocities in Europe.

Muhammad Ghani Usman, who is believed to be a veteran bomb-maker for the Pakistani terror group behind the Mumbai bombings in 2008, has been detained near Salzburg, in Austria.

Posted by: undocumented CIA Lives Matter at April 11, 2016 09:07 AM (e8kgV)

143 >>>96
Plus, who'd want to go on living after all your friends jumped off the bridge?


If all your friends were dead, you could ransack their houses and take their women.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 11, 2016 08:54 AM (X6fMO)

Heh, the mouseover at the comic says: "And it says a lot about you that when your friends jump off a bridge en masse, your first thought is apparently 'my friends are all foolish and I won't be like them' and not 'are my friends ok?'"

Posted by: m at April 11, 2016 09:09 AM (S/1cF)

144 Had Trump, or any one of his "Best People", ever bothered to read a book, they'd have known that the courting and corralling of delegates is the meat and potatoes of Primary campaigning.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 11, 2016 09:10 AM (2cS/G)

145 I've already got some sort of gastro-intestinal distress going - purging out both ends - and then I listen to callers to a local morning radio program expressing some measure of sympathy for the 17 year old monster hobo who raped and murdered the girl on the UT campus.....

He was abandoned at a young age; he was in the foster system, etc., etc....

Ya know what? Tens of thousands went through the same, or worse, and didn't commit rape and murder. Fucking people make me barf.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 11, 2016 09:10 AM (lutOX)

146 Is Hillary the worst Presidential candidate ever?

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 09:10 AM (U+nHb)

147 Looks like the circus is back on the job. I'm outta here.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 11, 2016 09:10 AM (NeFrd)

148 The Pakistani man, along with another, are believed to have arrived in
Europe with two suicide bombers who blew themselves up outside the Stade
de France in November.

It has also emerged that they were
initially arrested in Greece after police realised their passports were
among a batch stolen by Isis - but were released the continue their
journey across Europe.

They were arrested in Austria after the Paris attacks, but it is feared they too had been plotting atrocities in Europe.

--

In modern European police theory, third time is the charm?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 11, 2016 09:10 AM (Qvgg/)

149 If all your friends are jumping off of bridges maybe the plants are causing it because humans are destroying the planet.
M.Night Shamalama

Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2016 09:11 AM (B48dK)

150 C)How you jumped from one to the other and used "logical" is a mystery to me

Drudge doesn't post hosannahs to Cruz on a daily basis. That bothers and emotionally disturbs the #nevertrumpers.

To the point that when a major newspaper lies on the front page that can be ignored because "hate Trump".

Posted by: Mortimer at April 11, 2016 09:11 AM (X/uTF)

151 Compulsory voting, if done this year, could in fact lead to a drawing of a penis being elected President.

I was not aware Dickbutt was running.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 11, 2016 09:11 AM (9krrF)

152 Yeah, Matt Drudge is the real problem here.

Go get him #nevertrumpers.

Purify the movement.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 11, 2016 09:12 AM (X/uTF)

153 lol I finally understand GOP contempt for republican voters

these hayseeds need to sit down and shut the fuck up while we pick out a candidate that fits our needs

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 09:12 AM (cY2t0)

154 If all my friends jumped off a bridge
Who'd notice?

My first thought would be "Must be something in the water."

But I think the bungee and BASE fads have pretty much put the lie to all this.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:12 AM (xq1UY)

155 @140 New York Values much?

I intend to be very 'informed' about the delegates here in WV. Some are already out there making it known that they will vote for X, or the popular vote winner of their district, or Y - whoever is 'best for WV' (in other words, for whoever pays the most).

Posted by: RedDish at April 11, 2016 09:12 AM (5eXg1)

156 >>So the Genius-In-Chief wants compulsory voting so that we can get voter turnout rates up to 70-80%.

So we can elections like the ones in Iraq where Saddam Hussein won every time with 98% of the vote, announced within an hour of the polls closing?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2016 09:12 AM (NOIQH)

157 The new "Race To The Bottom"

The labor union that led the charge for a $15 minimum wage hike in cities across California is now moving to secure an exemption for employers under union contracts.

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor buried the exemption on the eighth page of its 12-page proposal for the Santa Monica City Council to review Tuesday while deciding whether to follow Los Angeles and increase the minimum wage.

The loophole would allow employers with collective bargaining agreements to sidestep the wage hike and pay their union members below the proposed $15-per-hour minimum wage.

Posted by: George Meany (AFL-CIO) at April 11, 2016 09:12 AM (e8kgV)

158 FWIW, I was tangentially involved in some VA state politics, and the way campaigns approach delegates reminded me of how intelligence agencies get HUMINT sources.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2016 09:13 AM (PFy0L)

159 Pres. Cruz won Colorado fair and square. You don't win by abusing Eminent Domain, paying off Hillart or by brute force. You show up and participate...or phone in your complaints to your Media playmates.

Posted by: The Wolf Who Cried Boy at April 11, 2016 09:13 AM (Ndje9)

160 Oh, and after posting those Colorado articles from last year and this past February and acting like the change was just made, Drudge can go take a flying leap. It's bad enough I'm getting propagandized 24/7 by the MSM, but to get it from folks theoretically in my own camp?

To hell with them. To hell with all of them.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 11, 2016 09:13 AM (9krrF)

161 It's been said before but a little emotional detachment from your (any) candidate is a pretty good idea.

And I mean that in a friendly, discussion not shouting at clouds kind of way.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 09:14 AM (U+nHb)

162 Re: Mayor deBozo

He's a commie, yes? I mean, in the guise of a Liberal Democrat, but samey samey...
So this should come as a complete shock to exactly nobody.

Posted by: antisocialist at April 11, 2016 09:14 AM (TPkRV)

163 >>Compulsory voting, if done this year, could in fact lead to a drawing of a penis being elected President.


or "Prezzy McPrezzypants"

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2016 09:14 AM (NOIQH)

164 After a series of controversial remarks last week, President Clinton is
being sent to an old folks home. According to a schedule released by his
wife's campaign, the former president will spend this morning at the
Hebrew Home for the Aging in New York City.

Posted by: Colin at April 11, 2016 09:14 AM (6IZ5e)

165 190 people in this Indiana town were diagnosed with HIV

http://goo.gl/J3UVgM

============
Dirty needles but I would guess that some were from having sex with an infected person.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 11, 2016 09:14 AM (iQIUe)

166 158 FWIW, I was tangentially involved in some VA state politics, and the way campaigns approach delegates reminded me of how intelligence agencies get HUMINT sources.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2016 09:13 AM (PFy0L)
***
Briefcases of cash and rooms of girls?

Where do I sign up?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 11, 2016 09:14 AM (lutOX)

167 [detained near Salzburg, in Austria.

Oh, that Salzburg.

So what are you thinking on this? Nazi torture, or...nonstop Mozart?
(I mean, the original Geneva Convention was just a bunch of Calvinists, right?)

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:15 AM (xq1UY)

168 Is being a Delagate that far removed from being a Lady of the Evening?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 11, 2016 09:15 AM (ptqRm)

169 131 "If everyone is mad at Colorado, wait until PA next week. The delegates are on the ballot, not the candidates."


It's getting harder and harder to give the benefit of the doubt to #NeverTrump people. I understand how powerful wishcasting is, but at some point, these folks need to face reality.

Like Colorado, these people who are now delegates are not legally bound to vote Cruz or anyone else. Trump will be within striking distance of 1237 on the first ballot no matter what.

Do the #NeverTrump people believe all these delegates are that committed to keeping Trump out that they'll give up all the benefits of being in the small group that puts Trump over the top on the first ballot?

That would be unbelievable.

Joe Shmoe, Drain Commissioner for Bumbfuck County Colorado, is going to turn down being the Assistant Secretary of Commerce in the Trump administration because he wants to keep his word to State party chairman?

Right.

Just keep believing...

Posted by: jwest at April 11, 2016 09:16 AM (Zs4uk)

170 161 It's been said before but a little emotional detachment from your (any) candidate is a pretty good idea.

And I mean that in a friendly, discussion not shouting at clouds kind of way.
Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 09:14 AM (U+nHb)

Monty used to emphasize that back when he posted regularly: "Put not your faith in princes, because they'll disappoint you every time."

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 09:16 AM (SEFXb)

171 I never said Drudge was "the real problem here."

Please stop putting words in my comments.

Look, I simply think Drudge spends a lot of headlines on Trumps disastrous methods n CO.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 09:16 AM (U+nHb)

172 If our government is illegitimate, and I agree that it is, do we have any remaining moral duty to obey the law?

I'm thinking I don't. Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 11, 2016 08:59 AM (eHpnh)
It's so darned cute you think you have the ability to disobey us.

Posted by: Your Fully Weaponized Federal Government at April 11, 2016 09:17 AM (X6fMO)

173 >>>>Oh, and after posting those Colorado articles from last year and this
past February and acting like the change was just made, Drudge can go
take a flying leap. It's bad enough I'm getting propagandized 24/7 by
the MSM, but to get it from folks theoretically in my own camp?



To hell with them. To hell with all of them.
.
.
.That was my point in the early morning thread. Most everyone is acting like the rules changes happened just last night but it happened last year an virtually no one complained about it then. Bizarre.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 11, 2016 09:18 AM (iONHu)

174 Briefcases of cash and rooms of girls?

"No, Missah VAGOP. I expect you to die."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:18 AM (xq1UY)

175 so, somehow the rules don't matter when the outcome of the rules aren't what we want?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2016 09:19 AM (0O7c5)

176
Pres. Cruz won Colorado fair and square. You don't win by abusing
Eminent Domain, paying off Hillart or by brute force. You show up and
participate...or phone in your complaints to your Media playmates.


wow

a little emotional detachment from your (any) candidate is a pretty good idea.



I concur.

BTW. I voted for Cruz. And I , like Matt Drudge think that the naked phony-job-protection racket on display by the GOP is a hell of a lot bigger story than whether Trump is obnoxious or not.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 11, 2016 09:19 AM (X/uTF)

177 Briefcases of cash and rooms of girls?

Where do I sign up?


If that's what it takes!

But really, the campaign will get the names of the delegates, find out all they can about them, and target them however appropriate. Is the guy a wannabe big player? Make him feel important and ask for his advice. Is he mercenary? Play to that and imply that there's a place for him in a future administration. Is he lonely? Be his best friend.

If Trump is taking his delegates for granted, and I really don't think that's out of character, then those delegates are pretty open to being recruited for Team Cruz. It's a very old story and not one unique to Trump.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2016 09:20 AM (PFy0L)

178 If Obama wants compulsory voting...wait

If Obama wants mandatory voting...ok.. just a minute


If Obama says everyone has to show up to vote for someone.... ok go with that.

Does he mean border jumpers are included in that 'everyone'?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 11, 2016 09:20 AM (Rho3Y)

179 174 Briefcases of cash and rooms of girls?

"No, Missah VAGOP. I expect you to die."
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:18 AM (xq1UY)
***
Of all the movie villains, it was Haghi who did it right. Set up the situation that will eliminate his enemies, and then leave and let things take their course.

Nothing elaborate, nothing that could go sideways. Two guys with grenades and mauser c96's outside, and orders to come in and finish the job.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 11, 2016 09:20 AM (lutOX)

180 It's been said before but a little emotional detachment from your (any) candidate is a pretty good idea.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 11, 2016 09:14 AM (U+nHb)
_______________________________

Detachment? Like a limb from your body?


Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 11, 2016 09:20 AM (HSmrB)

181 That was my point in the early morning thread. Most everyone is acting like the rules changes happened just last night but it happened last year an virtually no one complained about it then. Bizarre.

It's not like they don't put the dates on those articles, or even a line saying, "This article was originally published..."

I mean, for the love of God, read and think, people.

(And confidential to the Trump campaign: This happened eight months ago, WTF is he paying you jackasses for?!?)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 11, 2016 09:20 AM (9krrF)

182 Detachment? Like a limb from your body?

Posted by: Michelle Fields


Frankly, your complains are a little flat today.

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at April 11, 2016 09:21 AM (9krrF)

183 156 >>So the Genius-In-Chief wants compulsory voting so that we can get voter turnout rates up to 70-80%.

So we can elections like the ones in Iraq where Saddam Hussein won every time with 98% of the vote, announced within an hour of the polls closing?
Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2016 09:12 AM (NOIQH)

Now there is some exit polling techniques that Brandon could learn from

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 09:22 AM (voOPb)

184 reposted from morning thread

So the rules were changed so that Trump's delegates were not even printed on the ballot?

That's an interesting "rule change" .

I
like how conservatives who are all about the damage caused by the
"toxic regulatory environment" are suddenly so hot about the "rules".

When their guy benefits , of course.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 11, 2016 09:22 AM (X/uTF)

185 Nothing elaborate, nothing that could go sideways. Two guys with grenades and mauser c96's outside, and orders to come in and finish the job.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 11, 2016 09:20 AM (lutOX)
***
"Dynamite the safes. The building will be full of gas in five minutes." Simple as that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 11, 2016 09:24 AM (lutOX)

186 Leo Getz : ok .. ok.. ok.. ok.

If Obama wants 'everyone' to show up to vote, including illegal aliens, how will he determine if 'everyone' shows up? How does he know where 'everyone' is? ok?

What happens if 'everyone' doesn't show up? He goes and gets them what didn't show up?

Why not just do what we do now? If someone doesn't vote just have the democrat party machine cast votes in their name until the democrats have enough votes to win? What's the problem here?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 11, 2016 09:25 AM (Rho3Y)

187 Haghi. Ace'o'Spades. Come for the filthy innuendo, stay for the Fritz Lang jokes.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:26 AM (xq1UY)

188
"If Trump is taking his delegates for granted, and I really don't think that's out of character, then those delegates are pretty open to being recruited for Team Cruz. It's a very old story and not one unique to Trump."

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2016 09:20 AM (PFy0L)



Bound delegates need to vote for the person they are bound for on the first ballot. Trump needs to win on the first ballot, or he's not going to win.

The smart move is to forget about the bound delegates and concentrate on the unbound ones.

Let them tell their State and National bosses that they'll vote Cruz or Kasich, but on the first ballot, they vote for Trump. Instead of heading back to Bumbfuck County, Colorado, they pack their things for Washington, DC. A nice cushy Under Secretary job, while the wife gets few hundred thousand a year working for a non-profit.


Posted by: jwest at April 11, 2016 09:26 AM (Zs4uk)

189 "Dynamite the safes. The building will be full of gas in five minutes." Simple as that.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 11, 2016 09:24 AM (lutOX)
***
I mean, isn't that how most banks close their doors?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 11, 2016 09:26 AM (lutOX)

190 187 Haghi. Ace'o'Spades. Come for the filthy innuendo, stay for the Fritz Lang jokes.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:26 AM (xq1UY)

I'll have you know that there's absolutely no innuendo in my filthiness!

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 09:27 AM (SEFXb)

191 187 Haghi. Ace'o'Spades. Come for the filthy innuendo, stay for the Fritz Lang jokes.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:26 AM (xq1UY)
***
Gotta admit - as far as silent movie villains go - as far as movie villains go - he was one of the best.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 11, 2016 09:27 AM (lutOX)

192 Things aren't going so great, are they?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 11, 2016 09:29 AM (dBmVV)

193 New King Kong - they had me until they mentioned it's Vietnam era soldiers w/PSTD blah blah blah. Ugh. Heaven forbid they make it w/modern era badass US vets.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zhxbq2j

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2016 09:29 AM (NOIQH)

194 @191 Come on, man. "m" is posting here!

Faroutman mental exercise. What if Kurt Weill had written songs for Fritz Lang instead of Bertolt Brecht? Mind.Blown.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:29 AM (xq1UY)

195 192 Things aren't going so great, are they?
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 11, 2016 09:29 AM (dBmVV)
***
I disagree.

Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design.

Embrace the suck, embrace the fall; make it your own.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 11, 2016 09:30 AM (lutOX)

196 194 @191 Come on, man. "m" is posting here!

Faroutman mental exercise. What if Kurt Weill had written songs for Fritz Lang instead of Bertolt Brecht? Mind.Blown.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:29 AM (xq1UY)

Eh? I though "M" was a rather odd Peter Lorre flick in German.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 09:31 AM (SEFXb)

197 King Kong goes full moonbat.

Posted by: davidt at April 11, 2016 09:33 AM (8aOqE)

198 Is there a skip in the matrix?

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 09:33 AM (SEFXb)

199 I can't Imagine.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon"

Hmm. A Taylor made response out of the question???

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2016 09:33 AM (C9pBZ)

200 @196 Yes. Directed by Fritz Lang.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:33 AM (xq1UY)

201 jwest, ahhhh more New York Values!

There may be one or two delegates out there in 'Bumblefuck County' who want nothing to do with DC, their trappings, or their money...they just want them the fcuk out of 'Bumblefuck County' and will vote accordingly. One or two. Their neighbors know who they are.

Posted by: RedDish at April 11, 2016 09:33 AM (5eXg1)

202 194 @191 Come on, man. "m" is posting here!

Faroutman mental exercise. What if Kurt Weill had written songs for Fritz Lang instead of Bertolt Brecht? Mind.Blown.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:29 AM (xq1UY)
***
yep. that would have been something.

And as for 'M,' high creep-factor, Peter Lorrie makes one's skin crawl in that film.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 11, 2016 09:33 AM (lutOX)

203 I'm amazed at how long that sand has been stuck in Krakatoa's vagina. I'm guessing we're closing in on Guinness Book of World's Records territory.

Posted by: Dogstar at April 11, 2016 09:34 AM (WxN37)

204 a little emotional detachment from your (any) candidate is a pretty good idea.

******

I concur.


*******

That's why I took a little break - too many people were getting their personal emotions wrapped up in the fate of a candidate. Doing that for something you have no influence over is just not good at all.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - S'mores and Flamewars Supplies Available at The Outrage Outlet! at April 11, 2016 09:34 AM (hLRSq)

205 >>>Frankly, your complains are a little flat today.
Posted by: Rachel Corrie at April 11, 2016 09:21 AM (9krrF)

Girlfriend, do I have some delish A-1 maple syrup for YOU!

Posted by: Aunt Jemima at April 11, 2016 09:35 AM (mKmMD)

206 That's why I took a little break - too many people were getting their personal emotions wrapped up in the fate of a candidate. Doing that for something you have no influence over is just not good at all.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - S'mores and Flamewars Supplies Available at The Outrage Outlet! at April 11, 2016 09:34 AM (hLRSq)


that's why I'm a Huntsman guy. He makes the emotional detachment so easy!

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 11, 2016 09:36 AM (dBmVV)

207 The left injects their politics into everything,ruin everything.

Posted by: steevy at April 11, 2016 09:36 AM (B48dK)

208 the personal is political

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 11, 2016 09:37 AM (dBmVV)

209 I thought 'fuck you, war' meant something other than 'deliver us from this uncouth ruffian!'

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 09:37 AM (fUdY0)

210 ok..ok..

[stumbles off to find coffee, and disappear into annonomi...anynom anon......obscurity]

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 11, 2016 09:37 AM (Rho3Y)

211 that's why I'm a Huntsman guy. He makes the emotional detachment so easy!

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 11, 2016 09:36 AM (dBmVV)


Now that is dedicated detachment.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - S'mores and Flamewars Supplies Available at The Outrage Outlet! at April 11, 2016 09:38 AM (hLRSq)

212 Monday morning, that one feel good story is not making up for it.

Posted by: auscolpyr at April 11, 2016 09:39 AM (suO/a)

213 It would make sense that nobody on CO would complain about a rule change last year as it wasn't a Presidential election. Other than the wonkiest wonks nobody probably noticed. We have a farkd up caucus system up here too. The whole primary/caucus system needs to change.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2016 09:39 AM (mv76s)

214 I was an English Major commanding a Dedicated Detachment.
It was hell over Verdun. A damned close-run thing.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:40 AM (xq1UY)

215 A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter.

"What are you doing?" She asked.

"Hunting Flies" He responded.

"Oh. Killing any?"

"Yep, 3 males, 2 Females," he replied.

Intrigued, she asked. "How can you tell them apart?"

He responded, "3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone."

Posted by: Grump928(c) has a joke at April 11, 2016 09:42 AM (evdj2)

216 >>>It would make sense that nobody on CO would complain about a rule change
last year as it wasn't a Presidential election. Other than the wonkiest
wonks nobody probably noticed. We have a farkd up caucus system up here
too. The whole primary/caucus system needs to change.
.
.
.
.It was beaten to death in all of the major Colorado newspapers when it happened. Saying people wouldn't notice because it wasn't done the week before an election is being dishonest.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 11, 2016 09:43 AM (iONHu)

217 212 Monday morning, that one feel good story is not making up for it.
Posted by: auscolpyr at April 11, 2016 09:39 AM (suO/a

then laugh at the genius award winners I know I did

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 09:46 AM (voOPb)

218 No internet at the office. Make conversation with coworkers? Or engage in circular firingsquad shitposting?

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 09:46 AM (fUdY0)

219 Trivia question for the Horde...

Do you know who Jeff Roe is?

If you do, could you pick out his picture?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 11, 2016 09:46 AM (7Ndl+)

220 My takeaway on the Colorado hijinks is that all professional campaign types are worthless scammers and hucksters who should be put up against a wall and shot.

Seriously, nobody should have been blindsided by that.

I should open the "Cavil & Dogbert Political Consultancy Firm".

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 11, 2016 09:46 AM (9krrF)

221 Mornin horde. spent 4 days away from the HQ, (really just Politics, and pundits.)

Kinda boring really.

Posted by: IP at April 11, 2016 09:46 AM (aQQbl)

222 216 >>>It would make sense that nobody on CO would complain about a rule change
last year as it wasn't a Presidential election. Other than the wonkiest
wonks nobody probably noticed. We have a farkd up caucus system up here
too. The whole primary/caucus system needs to change.
.
.
.
.It was beaten to death in all of the major Colorado newspapers when it happened. Saying people wouldn't notice because it wasn't done the week before an election is being dishonest.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 11, 2016 09:43 AM (iONHu)

Gee I don't exactly have time to read the dailys from every state. So yea.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2016 09:48 AM (mv76s)

223 221 Mornin horde. spent 4 days away from the HQ, (really just Politics, and pundits.)

Kinda boring really.
Posted by: IP at April 11, 2016 09:46 AM (aQQbl)
***
Welcome back. Brick-bats are on the table over there, the socks full of wet sand are in the bin by the water fountain, and the folding chairs are not for sitting in...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 11, 2016 09:48 AM (lutOX)

224 It was beaten to death in all of the major Colorado newspapers when it happened. Saying people wouldn't notice because it wasn't done the week before an election is being dishonest.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 11, 2016 09:43 AM (iONHu)

Why are you complaining about Obamacare? It was in all the papers 6 years ago.

Do your research people, jeez.

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 09:49 AM (fUdY0)

225 There are at least 3 commenters here (maybe more) who have reported on their state conventions. Colorado (boulder terlit hobo), Nevada (Political Hat) and Missouri (tsrblke). All of them commented on who of those running was organized and who was not. I think MI had their caucus/delegate selection this past week as well.

If you belong to an organization, you follow and use that organization's rules to influence members to do what you want.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2016 09:51 AM (MIKMs)

226 This guy is upset I'm banging his wife, it's unbelievable.

She left him a note saying she was leaving him when she left him.

Guy just doesn't understand how the game is played.

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 09:51 AM (fUdY0)

227 So. Everybody spoiling for a fight today?

Next primary dates: NY on 4/19; Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, PA, and Rhode Island on 4/26.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 09:51 AM (SEFXb)

228 Know what would help with this malaise?

tit art, that's what

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 11, 2016 09:52 AM (dBmVV)

229
This guy is upset I'm banging his wife, it's unbelievable.

She left him a note saying she was leaving him when she left him.

Guy just doesn't understand how the game is played.



?

Is this sarcasm?

Posted by: Your Fully Weaponized Federal Government at April 11, 2016 09:52 AM (X6fMO)

230 228 Know what would help with this malaise?

tit art, that's what
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 11, 2016 09:52 AM (dBmVV)

Maybe we'll get some Caravaggio later this morning.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 09:53 AM (SEFXb)

231 If you belong to an organization, you follow and use that organization's rules to influence members to do what you want.

More to the point, if you're dealing with an organization, it's usually a good idea to either know how that organization operates and keep abreast of things that affect it, or hire someone who does.

Right now the Trump campaign is poised to replicate the Donner party (other ill prepared for winter reference deleted because Godwin).

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 11, 2016 09:54 AM (9krrF)

232 So. Everybody spoiling for a fight today?"

Knock yourself out...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2016 09:54 AM (C9pBZ)

233 Also, my hash is either sexual innuendo or the chemical name of a deadly explosive. Kinda cool, really.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 09:54 AM (SEFXb)

234 So. Everybody spoiling for a fight today?

Next primary dates: NY on 4/19; Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, PA, and Rhode Island on 4/26.
Posted by: joncelli,

Anyone wanna bet that katshit racks up his second win with this pack of losers?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 09:54 AM (326rv)

235 I guess it's just another manic Monday.

Whoa oh.


Posted by: Susanna Hoffs at April 11, 2016 09:55 AM (CUk0C)

236 Maybe we'll get some Caravaggio later this morning.
Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 09:53 AM (SEFXb)
***
kate Upton holding a cheesecake in her bare hands would work wonders for my mood.

I mean, as long as we're throwing out suggestions.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 11, 2016 09:55 AM (lutOX)

237
Global warming is now changing how Earth wobbles











Oh shit. Does this mean I have to offer apologies to Hank Johnson?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 11, 2016 09:55 AM (SHfcd)

238 234 So. Everybody spoiling for a fight today?

Next primary dates: NY on 4/19; Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, PA, and Rhode Island on 4/26.
Posted by: joncelli,

Anyone wanna bet that katshit racks up his second win with this pack of losers?
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 09:54 AM (326rv)

I'm sure DE would go for him just to be contrary.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 09:55 AM (SEFXb)

239 So. Everybody spoiling for a fight today?

Not me. I'm more of a "rocks fall, everybody dies" kinda mood.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 11, 2016 09:56 AM (9krrF)

240 >>>>Next primary dates: NY on 4/19; Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, PA, and Rhode Island on 4/26.

Posted by: joncelli,



Anyone wanna bet that katshit racks up his second win with this pack of losers?
.
.
.
.He will take CT, DE and MD, not sure about RI though.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 11, 2016 09:56 AM (iONHu)

241 232 So. Everybody spoiling for a fight today?"

Knock yourself out...
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2016 09:54 AM (C9pBZ)

That wasn't a challenge, I assure you, more of a tired recognition of reality.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 09:56 AM (SEFXb)

242 230 228 Know what would help with this malaise?

tit art, that's what
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 11, 2016 09:52 AM (dBmVV)

Maybe we'll get some Caravaggio later this morning.
Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 09:53 AM (SEFXb)

With toast points, olive oil and capers?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2016 09:57 AM (Lkg0E)

243 Right now the Trump campaign is poised to replicate the Donner party
(other ill prepared for winter reference deleted because Godwin).>>>

It's a Quagmire.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 11, 2016 09:57 AM (tf9Ne)

244 Howdy doo, graybox peoples.

Did anyone mention to MisHum that the "Throw the book at him" link is goofy? Source code shows that there's a break tag inside the link tag.

Posted by: mindful webworker - HTML is so picky! at April 11, 2016 09:57 AM (f/e+k)

245 This might make Morons want to surrender to the bounty hunter

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/selection-du-weekend-187-48.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2016 09:58 AM (Xj72V)

246 An accurate depiction of my mood right now:

http://tinyurl.com/j4ebp7d

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 11, 2016 09:58 AM (9krrF)

247 Anyone wanna bet that katshit racks up his second win with this pack of losers?
.
.
.
.He will take CT, DE and MD, not sure about RI though.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman


Don't the current rules state that the contenders in round #2 have to have won eight states outright?

Does anyone see katshit doing that?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 09:58 AM (326rv)

248 Hey Mindful, link works when I clicked it.

Its about former speaker Dennis Likes HS Boys Hastert

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2016 09:59 AM (voOPb)

249 243 Right now the Trump campaign is poised to replicate the Donner party
(other ill prepared for winter reference deleted because Godwin).>>>

It's a Quagmire.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 11, 2016 09:57 AM (tf9Ne)

Giggity!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2016 09:59 AM (Lkg0E)

250 228
Know what would help with this malaise?



tit art, that's what

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 11, 2016 09:52 AM (dBmVV)


Here you go... http://tinyurl.com/pbn3c2z

Posted by: davidt at April 11, 2016 10:00 AM (8aOqE)

251 Its about former speaker Dennis Likes HS Boys Hastert
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

he should declare himself to be a muslim transgender.

Fuck everybody.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:00 AM (326rv)

252 Did anyone mention to MisHum that the "Throw the book at him" link is goofy? Source code shows that there's a break tag inside the link tag.

...the call was coming from inside the Barrel!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 11, 2016 10:00 AM (9krrF)

253 """194 @191 Come on, man. "m" is posting here!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 11, 2016 09:29 AM (xq1UY)

No, no, no; "m," not "M."

Posted by: m at April 11, 2016 10:00 AM (S/1cF)

254 246 An accurate depiction of my mood right now:

http://tinyurl.com/j4ebp7d
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 11, 2016 09:58 AM (9krrF)

The croc or the frog?

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 10:00 AM (SEFXb)

255 Maybe we'll get some Caravaggio"

Did the woman decapitating some general/leader work, right? (yeah, west civ class was a looooong time ago)

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2016 10:01 AM (C9pBZ)

256 This guy is upset I'm banging his wife, it's unbelievable.

She left him a note saying she was leaving him when she left him.
Guy just doesn't understand how the game is played.
_______________________________________



God I missed this place!

Posted by: IP at April 11, 2016 10:01 AM (aQQbl)

257 Giggity!
Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2016 09:59 AM (Lkg0E)

"I'm going on a cross country tour! I got a decal for my RV to celebrate"
"uh, isn't there an O in country?"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 11, 2016 10:01 AM (xuouz)

258 That wasn't a challenge, I assure you, more of a tired recognition of reality.
Posted by: joncelli"

100 percent with you on that.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2016 10:02 AM (C9pBZ)

259 The idea that you'd all be respectfully impressed with Trump if he was the one poaching delegates in districts Cruz won, working the state circuits, and gaming the delegation selection process is fucking laughable.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 11, 2016 10:03 AM (xuouz)

260 >>Not me. I'm more of a "rocks fall, everybody dies" kinda mood.

Ditto.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2016 10:03 AM (NOIQH)

261 >>he should declare himself to be a muslim transgender.


Fuck everybody.

Heh.
Or maybe claim that he self-identifies as a 16 year old girl?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2016 10:05 AM (NOIQH)

262 munged URL


point mouse cursor at URL
inspect link address in lower left corner of browser
right click on munged link
copy munged link
open new tab
paste munged link into address bar in new tab
edit link
press return

Oh, never mind, it's about Hastert.


Don't mind me. it takes me twelve mouse clicks to disconnect from the internet and clean up the mess



oh? You're on a smart phone? You have my sympathy.

Posted by: Don't Mind Me, just passin' through at April 11, 2016 10:05 AM (Rho3Y)

263 Drudge: 38 non-Trump links; 7 Trump links this morning; and that's after a weekend heavily-involving the nomination race due to the CO results being announced.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2016 10:06 AM (3MK6t)

264 Somebody squealed on the oven hiding spot. I blame NSA,

Posted by: just saying at April 11, 2016 10:06 AM (I0sxh)

265 Yesterday on the way to work I thought I might have had a Cloggistan sighting. A beige with brown swoops RV made from a Mercedes called The View. It had Vermont tags and even a peace sign sticker on it. But no Gaylord, or Bernie bumper stickers so it couldn't been.

Meanwhile it seems Bernie has some more fans
http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/selection-du-weekend-187-55.jpg
Or they all love one of the guys in the balcony from The Muppet Show

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2016 10:06 AM (Xj72V)

266 The idea that you'd all be respectfully impressed with Trump if he was
the one poaching delegates in districts Cruz won, working the state
circuits, and gaming the delegation selection process is fucking
laughable.
=====

That is how the game is played. Fair is fair and the field works the same for everyone. You either have your ducks in a row or you don't and all the whining and excuses do not change that fact.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2016 10:07 AM (MIKMs)

267 he should declare himself to be a muslim transgender.


Fuck everybody.

Heh.
Or maybe claim that he self-identifies as a 16 year old girl?
Posted by: Lizzy

Why not all of the above?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:07 AM (326rv)

268 You're a sad bunch of hypocrites trudging back to the GOP plantation after your candidate, who, having lost the fight for Best Outsider, is in the big house trying to cut a deal with Old Man Candie.

He'll lose that one too.

But you can spit on us for insisting on living in the woods off twigs, berries, and Drudge headlines while remarking on the high quality of your new chains.

"Should have bothered to learn the rules"
*wanking motion*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 11, 2016 10:07 AM (xuouz)

269 >>>>Don't the current rules state that the contenders in round #2 have to have won eight states outright?



Does anyone see katshit doing that?
.
.
.
.Correct, and ........

Nope. He is not going to get a win in 8 States, but he is going to hang around and prevent trump from getting to 1237 though by keeping his Delegates.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 11, 2016 10:07 AM (iONHu)

270 >>>264 Somebody squealed on the oven hiding spot. I blame NSA,
Posted by: just saying at April 11, 2016 10:06 AM (I0sxh)

Weirdest thing is: it wasn't in Florida.

Posted by: m at April 11, 2016 10:08 AM (S/1cF)

271 Ghost of kari - nah, most of us here in flyover country are used to our votes not counting for anything anyway.

Too much to do this morning, Wishing the horde a great day!

Posted by: RedDish at April 11, 2016 10:08 AM (5eXg1)

272 The idea that you'd all be respectfully impressed with Trump if he was the one poaching delegates in districts Cruz won, working the state circuits, and gaming the delegation selection process is fucking laughable.


It's the idea that Trump with his incredibly strategic and deal making mind didn't think to game the system in his favor that is pretty amazing. I mean, he's the man, the guy who has the smarts, the best people, is in the know. Why would a guy who has all that going for him be running behind the game? To Make America Great Again is going to take some wiles.

Posted by: gapoz at April 11, 2016 10:09 AM (thyJJ)

273 When a President talks about making anything mandatory , it should be criticized to its fullest. I don't believe making gun ownership or saying the Pledge of Allegiance should be mandatory anymore than I think voting or buying healthcare should be mandatory.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 11, 2016 10:09 AM (tm6wE)

274 I have to jump in here in support of Ghost of Kari!

Posted by: AnnaS at April 11, 2016 10:10 AM (P+I7L)

275 Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 11, 2016 10:07 AM (xuouz)

Not enough cheese in the world to go along with that whine.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 11, 2016 10:10 AM (tm6wE)

276 I see GoK is in usual form today.

Eff it, I should work anyway. Later Horde.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 11, 2016 10:11 AM (9krrF)

277 Good job, MisHum, on the link names in the dump.

Posted by: m at April 11, 2016 10:11 AM (S/1cF)

278 It's a rainy Monday, but I don't care, because it's my last week of work! woohoo! Until....I start a new job next week. ha.

Posted by: Mainah at April 11, 2016 10:12 AM (659DL)

279 Don't the current rules state that the contenders in round #2 have to have won eight states outright?



Does anyone see katshit doing that?
.
.
.
.Correct, and ........

Nope. He is not going to get a win in 8 States, but he is going to hang around and prevent trump from getting to 1237 though by keeping his Delegates.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

After 4/26, he might have four.

What's left after that?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:12 AM (326rv)

280 Do the "voters"---you know--the ones who should be deciding--know the "rules?" The "rules" that are re-written each election to suit the rulers? Please.

Posted by: AnnaS at April 11, 2016 10:13 AM (P+I7L)

281 >>>278 It's a rainy Monday, but I don't care, because it's my last week of work! woohoo! Until....I start a new job next week. ha.
Posted by: Mainah at April 11, 2016 10:12 AM (659DL)

Congratulations x 2. That's a nice position to be in.

Posted by: m at April 11, 2016 10:13 AM (S/1cF)

282 Watched a brit doc on the hanging of Amon Goeth. They are boo hooing about his hanging. As far as I know, slow strangulation is how the weenies performed executions and the guy deserves no mercy. But they point out that the gallows was covered with snow tho its suppose to be Sept. They do some facial id and see he has a mole that Goeth did not have. It turns out the film of his hanging was the gov of Warsaw, Ludwig Fischer. I like how the Poles executed nazis where they committed their crimes; Hoess in Auschwitz. Stroop on the site of the destroyed Warsaw Ghetto. Goeth in Cracow.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 11, 2016 10:13 AM (iQIUe)

283 That is how the game is played. Fair is fair and the field works the same for everyone. You either have your ducks in a row or you don't and all the whining and excuses do not change that fact.
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2016 10:07 AM (MIKMs)

If Cruz were doing this to get himself over the top I could see it from your point of view, but he's only doing this to force a brokered convention where the nomination will be decided by the party he has ostensibly been standing up to for his entire political career.

Maybe we can't do anything about being used, but it makes me sad to see y'all trying to convince yourselves you're enjoying it.

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 10:14 AM (fUdY0)

284 So, Trump is coming to Albany today for votes.

Guy calls himself a New Yorker but has NEVER set foot in Albany before today.

I guess to him, New York means everything below the Tappan Zee Bridge.

He has never done anything for Upstate New York as a businessman or politician or citizen of New York State.

Ditto for Kasich and Cruz, but they aren't holding themselves out as native New Yorkers.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 11, 2016 10:14 AM (KCQo0)

285 working the state circuits, and gaming the delegation selection process is fucking laughable.
=====

Operative verb being 'working'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2016 10:14 AM (MIKMs)

286 Test

Posted by: DaveA at April 11, 2016 10:15 AM (DL2i+)

287 Genius Award:

Pennsylvania man tryout for Florida Man competition. Still 2nd place.
Pic is not an A family relative. Whew.

Posted by: DaveA at April 11, 2016 10:15 AM (DL2i+)

288 ORWELL 2016

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 11, 2016 10:15 AM (eHpnh)

289 Good gravy.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 11, 2016 10:15 AM (dFi94)

290 Colorado just proves that Trump was never a serious candidate just like the GOP insiders have been telling us for six months.


If Trump were serious he'd be gaming the system like everyone else does. Like Hillary for example.

Posted by: Don't Mind Me, just passin' through at April 11, 2016 10:16 AM (Rho3Y)

291 The idea that you'd all be respectfully impressed with Trump if he was the one poaching delegates in districts Cruz won, working the state circuits, and gaming the delegation selection process is fucking laughable.


It's the idea that Trump with his incredibly strategic and deal making mind didn't think to game the system in his favor that is pretty amazing. I mean, he's the man, the guy who has the smarts, the best people, is in the know. Why would a guy who has all that going for him be running behind the game? To Make America Great Again is going to take some wiles.
Posted by: gapoz

Both of these are valid observations.


1. The hate trump mob wouldn't be cheering on a trump win; they'd be livid over the triumph of celebrity over profiles in courage (I crack me up).

2. A guy who is so savvy he can do deals in the urban bureaucratic jungle that is NYC got foxed in Co? At the least, he's of his game. At most, he's falling far short of his numerous press releases.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:16 AM (326rv)

292 The Gorb Collective is using Cruz and Kasich against Trump.
The Gorb wants Trump to fail on the first ballot.

The Cruz folks think they can then grab enough Trump votes to win in the next round. The Gorb has other plans.

Cruz is their Locutus.

Posted by: eman at April 11, 2016 10:16 AM (MQEz6)

293 It is a Monday. Chances of tit art are...

Not high.

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 10:17 AM (fUdY0)

294 Thought experiment - what if Jeb was still in and had taken CO' s delegates (which I expect he would have since GOP )?
Smart of him?

Posted by: @votermom at April 11, 2016 10:18 AM (nbrY/)

295 How did I know it was a Madison judge who struck down Wisconsin's right to work law?


How did I know the sun would rise in the east this morning?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 11, 2016 10:18 AM (dFi94)

296 So I put my retirement towards stockpiling Forever stamps..WTF... Who knew.

Posted by: IP at April 11, 2016 10:18 AM (aQQbl)

297 "I'm the guy who calls the families, or meets with them, or hugs them,
or tries to comfort a mom, or a dad, or a husband, or a kid, after a
terrorist attack. So let's be very clear about how much I prioritize
this: This is my number one job.And we have been doing it effectively."
- Obama

Keep waiting for him to be struck by lightning.



Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2016 10:19 AM (NOIQH)

298 By the way, a "cease fire" in Yemen simply means the Shiite rebels are waiting for their next shipment of weapons and ammo from Iran.

The U.S. intercepted their last shipment, so "cease fire."

Once the next shipment arrives, it's back to game on.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 11, 2016 10:19 AM (KCQo0)

299 So, Trump is coming to Albany today for votes.

Guy calls himself a New Yorker but has NEVER set foot in Albany before today.

I guess to him, New York means everything below the Tappan Zee Bridge.


Posted by: Adirondack Patriot

Why in Hell would anyone go to Albany? I've been there; it's the state capital and state drone central. He wouldn't go there. His lawyers would. Albany is a state capital; it's not a pilgrimage site. Or, it shouldn't be.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:19 AM (326rv)

300 300

Posted by: m at April 11, 2016 10:19 AM (S/1cF)

301 Fair is Fair right ? .... the GOP can rewrite the rules at any time they want, so how would you feel about them writing Ryan in as the nom? .... would you be all coolio with dat

Posted by: E.T. at April 11, 2016 10:19 AM (yq4gk)

302 >>>>>If Cruz were doing this to get himself over the top I could see it from
your point of view, but he's only doing this to force a brokered
convention where the nomination will be decided by the party he has
ostensibly been standing up to for his entire political career.



Maybe we can't do anything about being used, but it makes me sad to see y'all trying to convince yourselves you're enjoying it.
.
.
.
.Alternatively, if Trump was really serious he would have know last August that the rules changed and acted on that fact to have a real ground game in the State, but he didn't. The bottom line this is not the first time that Trump and his campaign have failed to pay attention to State Primary rules. PA comes to mind also.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 11, 2016 10:19 AM (iONHu)

303 How did I know it was a Madison judge who struck down Wisconsin's right to work law?


---

Well at least we know that it'll get struck down if it goes up to the supreme c- ...fuck.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2016 10:20 AM (KUaJL)

304 300 300
Posted by: m at April 11, 2016 10:19 AM (S/1cF)

THREADWINNER!

Posted by: @votermom at April 11, 2016 10:20 AM (nbrY/)

305 Madison always wanted to be the north's equivalent of Austin, but with worse weather and crabbier people.

Posted by: auscolpyr at April 11, 2016 10:21 AM (suO/a)

306 Does anybody have a list of which PA delegates support which candidates?

It's FABTASTIC that no official list exists and people are just supposed to puck their delegates blindly.

Posted by: @votermom at April 11, 2016 10:21 AM (nbrY/)

307 The U.S. intercepted their last shipment, so "cease fire."
Once the next shipment arrives, it's back to game on.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 11, 2016 10:19 AM (KCQo0)

Heh, too true. Remind me of my old man taking about the rockets coming across the lines in Vietnam. We mined Hanoi harbor, the rockets soon stopped. Russians claimed this was a "free trade/human rights issue" and our sackless government relented... Russian ships start going into Hanoi again... And the rockets resume flying.

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 10:22 AM (fUdY0)

308 Why in Hell would anyone go to Albany? I've been
there; it's the state capital and state drone central. He wouldn't go
there. His lawyers would. Albany is a state capital; it's not a
pilgrimage site. Or, it shouldn't be.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:19 AM (326rv)
=====
Laughing because in Springfield, Illinois, the greatest building is the Teacher Union site. Forget 'Land of Lincoln' -- land of the teachers.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2016 10:22 AM (MIKMs)

309 It's Monday so I will be cranky until I get to punch someone in the face.

Any volunteers?

Posted by: @votermom at April 11, 2016 10:22 AM (nbrY/)

310
Why in Hell would anyone go to Albany? I've been there; it's the state capital and state drone central. He wouldn't go there. His lawyers would. Albany is a state capital; it's not a pilgrimage site. Or, it shouldn't be.
____________________________________

Apparently Mr. Trump disagrees and believes that there is nothing wrong with Republican votes from Albany. Maybe he thinks everything else suck, but he's going to get those precious Republican votes.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 11, 2016 10:23 AM (KCQo0)

311 By the way, a "cease fire" in Yemen simply means the Shiite rebels are
waiting for their next shipment of weapons and ammo from Iran.

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


My sister posted a bunch of pictures on Facebook the other day. They were pictures of when she and my mom lived in Yemen. They were invariably surrounded by happy smiling children. Or in the market, no hair covering or anything. Men smiling and offering what they had for sale. Dusty, but peaceful. The times, they are a-changin.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 11, 2016 10:23 AM (dFi94)

312 300 300
Posted by: m at April 11, 2016 10:19 AM (S/1cF)

This is... SPARTA!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2016 10:23 AM (3MK6t)

313
Know what would help with this malaise?



tit art, that's what

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 11, 2016 09:52 AM (dBmVV)


Here you go... http://tinyurl.com/pbn3c2z

Posted by: davidt at April 11, 2016 10:00 AM (8aOqE)









Great tits!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 11, 2016 10:24 AM (SHfcd)

314 PA comes to mind also.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

That reminds me. Toomey is running ads already. Is he being primaried?

Anywho, he's running ads bragging about being pro gun control.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:24 AM (326rv)

315 I don't blame those protesters at OSU. If my demands for locally grown organic food aren't met I get pretty darn cranky myself.

Posted by: Hank at April 11, 2016 10:24 AM (GaBU5)

316 "It's FABTASTIC that no official list exists and people are just supposed to puck their delegates blindly."


In High School, I was appointed to go to one of those mock state conventions put on by a local college. Appointed by someone in the HS faculty.

I had no idea what it was all about, and hated, HATED, every second of the damn thing.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 11, 2016 10:25 AM (Rho3Y)

317 Kari ... Quit wasting your powder. Now is not the time.

Once the GOP uses Cruz the screw over Trump on the first ballot, they'll then use Kasich to screw over Cruz on the second. THAT'S when you say I Told You So.

I'll just remind everyone what I said from the beginning ... Most of you really ain't that different from Progressives. Little bit different ends, but all the same means.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 11, 2016 10:25 AM (ipFbG)

318 309 It's Monday so I will be cranky until I get to punch someone in the face.

Any volunteers?
Posted by: @votermom at April 11, 2016 10:22 AM (nbrY/)

Will you kiss the wound to make it feel better? (Insert smiley here.)

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 10:26 AM (SEFXb)

319 314 PA comes to mind also.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

That reminds me. Toomey is running ads already. Is he being primaried?

Anywho, he's running ads bragging about being pro gun control.
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:24 AM (326rv)

In the Philly market. Everywhere else he's a friend to hunters.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 10:27 AM (SEFXb)

320 I wish Trump would have shown he had the brains and where with all to navigate the complex world of inside politics . It would had made me have some confidence he would not be out maneuvered as President. Now it only shows me they will play him like a cat plays with a mouse.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 11, 2016 10:27 AM (tm6wE)

321 That is how the game is played. Fair is fair and the field works the
same for everyone. You either have your ducks in a row or you don't and
all the whining and excuses do not change that fact.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2016 10:07 AM (MIKMs)



Exactly.

Posted by: Environmentall Protection Agency at April 11, 2016 10:28 AM (X/uTF)

322 It's Monday so I will be cranky until I get to punch someone in the face.






You can beat your kids. You can beat your neighbors, but you can not beat your neighbor's kids

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 11, 2016 10:28 AM (Rho3Y)

323 Comrade Bernie's here in Buffalo today. A bunch of my co-workers are grumbling that they couldn't go to see their savior. Based on all the bumper stickers and yard signs for the Sandernista around here, you'd think he was the only one running for president.

Posted by: Pyrocles at April 11, 2016 10:28 AM (fVOPU)

324 Art up.

Posted by: HH at April 11, 2016 10:29 AM (DrCtv)

325 Wait a minute. Trump's primary appeal is that he is not a politician. Now you're trashing him because he's not a politician.

I must have taken a wrong turn somewhere.

Posted by: creeper at April 11, 2016 10:29 AM (W0VID)

326 Posted by: @votermom at April 11, 2016 10:22 AM (nbrY/)

I volunteer as tribute.

Just hit the left side. The right hurts from where my wife hit me yesterday.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2016 10:29 AM (PFy0L)

327 Alternatively, if Trump was really serious he would have know last August that the rules changed and acted on that fact to have a real ground game in the State, but he didn't. The bottom line this is not the first time that Trump and his campaign have failed to pay attention to State Primary rules. PA comes to mind also.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 11, 2016 10:19 AM (iONHu)

This is a specious argument for two reasons, first because he isn't LOSING the race, he is unassailably ahead and this is a tactic not to elect another candidate but merely to deny him the nomination. Do you see the difference?

Second, this isn't happening in a vacuum, Trump delegates have been removed from their delegations n multiple states, flipped (presumably bribed or pressured) not necessarily TO another candidate but away from Trump, and now this, where there is no popular vote at all, but a delegate assignment by a state party. The time of the rule rewrite does not change the fact that Colorado voters aren't getting a say.

It's ludicrous to see support for this.

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 11, 2016 10:30 AM (fUdY0)

328 "Espionage and other naughty deeds." So spying is only a naughty deed? Or maybe you do not see adultery and prostitution procurement as a violation of UCMJ? Good order and discipline. Adultery and prostitution violate both.

Posted by: SgtBob at April 11, 2016 10:31 AM (OhZks)

329 >>>>I wish Trump would have shown he had the brains and where with all to
navigate the complex world of inside politics . It would had made me
have some confidence he would not be out maneuvered as President. Now
it only shows me they will play him like a cat plays with a mouse.
.
.
.
.I really think that Trump could not have been stopped if he and his campaign actually took the time to learn the rules for each State. He fluffed it in Tennessee, Louisiana, Colorado because they didn't do their homework on the Primary rules and now it is looking like he will swing and miss in PA too.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 11, 2016 10:31 AM (iONHu)

330 Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:19 AM (326rv)

I've lived in Albany and NYC. NYC considers itself a separate entity from the State. They do have different values.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 11, 2016 10:31 AM (tm6wE)

331
Fear the Walking Dead last nite consisted mostly of teenagers putting themselves and everyone else at risk. All the adults are constantly screaming get over here while the teen lingers a foot away from zombies.

Also wonder why there are not more boats in the water. There are so many boats in Calif I would think most people would have head for their docks and pushed off.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 11, 2016 10:32 AM (iQIUe)

332 >>Wait a minute. Trump's primary appeal is that he is not a politician. Now you're trashing him because he's not a politician.

Trump holds no appeal for me. I don't know why that is so hard for some to understand.

It's not about the establishment or some other conspiracy theory. Trump is a NY liberal or at least he was before entering the race and if I want one of those I can vote for Hillary or Bernie.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2016 10:32 AM (/tuJf)

333 Wait a minute. Trump's primary appeal is that he is not a politician. Now you're trashing him because he's not a politician.

I must have taken a wrong turn somewhere.
Posted by: creeper

Double edged sword. People joked how in 1976, it was also an outsider election, and Carter's theme was that he was such an outsider, he couldn't even find the place.....And he spent the next four years proving it.

Also, I get that main appeal was that he was an outsider. I never said that it was appealing to me. And he is failing to manage the herd of cats that are delegates in CO. But he's somehow gonna take on entrenched interests in DC?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:33 AM (326rv)

334 Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 11, 2016 10:26 AM (SEFXb)

LOL

Posted by: @votermom at April 11, 2016 10:33 AM (nbrY/)

335 Wait a minute. Trump's primary appeal is that he is not a politician. Now you're trashing him because he's not a politician.

I must have taken a wrong turn somewhere.


Posted by: creeper at April 11, 2016 10:29 AM (W0VID)
=====
That is actually why I couldn't support Carson and Trump. Too easily rickrolled. If you think GOPe is bad, wait until a candidate gets the IRS, EPA, and every other dadgummed alphabet group as well as the DNC.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 11, 2016 10:34 AM (MIKMs)

336 "There are so many boats in Calif I would think most people would have head for their docks and pushed off."


So the zombies can't swim? And the sharks try to eat the zombies? and the zombies bite the sharks, and the sharks become zombies? And this is an improvement?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 11, 2016 10:34 AM (Rho3Y)

337 I've lived in Albany and NYC. NYC considers itself a separate entity from the State. They do have different values.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck

I was born in NYC and I've been to Albany. There's no reason to visit Albany unless you have business with the state government, a student, or a politician.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:34 AM (326rv)

338 Trump is sounding more and more like he feels entitled to the nomination. He does not want to work for it.

Posted by: Sippin_bourbon at April 11, 2016 10:35 AM (Gl74b)

339 So a spark from a fire work (which I assume was outside) ignited fireworks stored in a temple? Looking a the video of the fireworks stored that did not explode, what the hell were they trying to do? Put on daily large fireworks displays? Very bizarre.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 11, 2016 10:35 AM (iQIUe)

340 Posted by: creeper at April 11, 2016 10:29 AM (W0VID)

That's non sensical. The people who are criticizing him are not Trump supporters and he never had any appeal to them.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 11, 2016 10:36 AM (tm6wE)

341 Trump may be defeated, but the price will be Cruz is now gope.

gope gotta gope, yo

Posted by: eman at April 11, 2016 10:37 AM (MQEz6)

342 Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:34 AM (326rv)

Yep you have that NYC attitude. So all of the defense of Trumps donations to Dem politicians based on that's how you have to do business in NY is ignored when talking about ever visiting the city where decisions that effect him are made.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 11, 2016 10:39 AM (tm6wE)

343 Kari, if you're ever smack dab in the middle of the country, lunch or dinner is on me.

Posted by: teej at April 11, 2016 10:42 AM (YtsCi)

344 List of Trump donations in my sock. Stop lying, Joe.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2016 10:42 AM (3MK6t)

345 See you on the other thread, new commenter.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2016 10:43 AM (3MK6t)

346 So the zombies can't swim?

This is why I hate the zombie bit. I get suspending some sense of belief to tell a story. You have to suspend everything, including buoyancy, to sit through any length of zombie stuff. That's why the immediate outbreak, or the immediate aftermath work best.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:44 AM (326rv)

347 The Madison, Wisconsin judge striking down the Right-to-Work law is a non-issue. It goes to the Wisconsin State Supreme Court, which is majority conservative.

Posted by: Dogstar at April 11, 2016 10:44 AM (WxN37)

348 268 You're a sad bunch of hypocrites trudging back to the GOP plantation after your candidate, who, having lost the fight for Best Outsider, is in the big house trying to cut a deal with Old Man Candie.

He'll lose that one too.

But you can spit on us for insisting on living in the woods off twigs, berries, and Drudge headlines while remarking on the high quality of your new chains.

"Should have bothered to learn the rules"
*wanking motion*
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 11, 2016 10:07 AM (xuouz)

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

Ghost,

I can't improve on anything your saying. Bravo.

Cruz's path to the nomination is by stealing delegates and working with the GOPe. And while I'm sure Lyin' Ted thinks that is perfectly OK, I'm surprised at the number of his supporters that are perfectly happy, even giddy at his machinations.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 11, 2016 10:45 AM (LXJ1e)

349 This is a specious argument for two reasons, first because he isn't LOSING the race, he is unassailably ahead and this is a tactic not to elect another candidate but merely to deny him the nomination. Do you see the difference?

I think Cruz is in it to win it. Because Trump and Cruz are now coming up so close to each other that we will have to go to a not oft used means of getting through the election process (contested convention) is part of it.

I do agree with you that Colorado citizens not having their individual votes counted stinks on ice. For my state I would not have chosen to have the delegate rule in place.

Until the rules/laws are changed, they are in place and we must take measures to turn the tide in our favor with what is written. Unless what being a nation of laws does not mean what I thought it does.

Posted by: gapoz at April 11, 2016 10:45 AM (thyJJ)

350 Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:34 AM (326rv)

Yep you have that NYC attitude. So all of the defense of Trumps donations to Dem politicians based on that's how you have to do business in NY is ignored when talking about ever visiting the city where decisions that effect him are made.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck

The attitude I have is that the state capitol is not, or should not, be some place where people are compelled to travel and prove their bona fides just to live or work there.

Besides, his money visited the city.

He's now a politician, and so he's visiting.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2016 10:47 AM (326rv)

351 B-52s? Aren't they used for carpet bombing ala Rolling Thunder?



I was told that bombing was a stupid idea. But maybe I was mistaken.


The B-52s are to be used to drop leaflets on ISIS soldiers reminding them that the first Thursday in each month is re-cycle pick up day, and to make sure that they have their re-cycle bins available for the trucks to pick up. The leaflets are in Arabic - of course.

Posted by: An Observation at April 11, 2016 10:48 AM (kDUZr)

352 (5) Bernie Sanders did not join the Democrats, the Democrats joined him.

(5b) Trump did not join the Republicans, the Republicans left a Trump sized hole in their base.

Posted by: DaveA at April 11, 2016 10:51 AM (DL2i+)

353 Took me a while to get caught up to my own comment. Compulsive comment-reading.

Misanthropic Humanitarian: Hey Mindful, link works when I clicked it.

Hey, Mis, maybe it's a browser thing, and yours corrected it? Whatever, the link is misconstructed. I get a 404 from Pixy, because it appears as an internal Ace link. Like when people leave the http:// off of their name URLs.

Hover text shows it starts off with
http://acecomments.mu.nu/%3Cbr%20/%3E
before it gets to the actual link.

That %3C...%3E stuff is the br tag, which is what the source code shows intruding in your link tag.

I know what the link is about. I could get to the story by just clearing off the crud at the beginning, but not everyone is a webtech geenyez like me.

Oh, well, it's not like anyone actually clicks on your links, right?

Posted by: mindful webworker - seriusly? at April 11, 2016 10:52 AM (f/e+k)

354 List of Trump donations in my sock. Stop lying, Joe.


Trump donated to Democrat politicians. Not a lie.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 11, 2016 10:55 AM (tm6wE)

355 Right now the Trump campaign is poised to replicate the Donner party

I assume they didn't think major organization was necessary.
Wasn't that serious at first.
Then had such a lead it wasn't needed.
Now the bitching is part of the effort of coming up to speed.

Posted by: DaveA at April 11, 2016 11:08 AM (DL2i+)

356 Dear whoever linked to XKCD. Thanks a lot. I do need to get something done today other than read comics. But I can say it was research...the Is It Worth The Time directly relates to my job.

Posted by: mullingthingsover at April 11, 2016 11:31 AM (NrMU9)

357 I'm going to resist any urge to criticize the headlines at a blog that gets almost a billion hits a month just for posting links to other articles.

That guy is smarter than the average bear. He writes headlines. He's doing fine.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 11, 2016 12:25 PM (3myMJ)

358 It would be easier to defeat gravity than human nature...

All of these Cruz delegates that aren't legally bound to Cruz on the first ballot - the ones being poached in North Carolina and other states - are human beings.

If they play along with the GOPe, the best they can hope for is being part of 2472 delegates picking someone that two thirds of the republican voters will hate. They will sleep well knowing they kept their promise to the party bosses as they go back to their job as County Commissioner.

If 30 or 40 of them (or whatever the number turns out to be) listen to Trump's offer, they end up in Washington as Assistant Secretary of Defense.

You've got to be quite a loyal party member to tell your wife that she needs to keep the job at the checkout counter at the Piggly Wiggly instead of getting that $300K/yr job as director of community relations with a non-profit in Washington.

I don't think there are 2400 of these positions to give away, but I'm sure there are 100 or so.

Water would flow uphill before someone turns something like this down.

Posted by: jwest at April 11, 2016 12:25 PM (Zs4uk)

359 Wobble This! The motion described is less than or equal to the outer diameter of the brick walkway in: http://tinyurl.com/wobbl3.

Chortle,
Burp

Posted by: Marooned at April 11, 2016 12:42 PM (XhyuK)

360 If they play along with the GOPe, the best they can
hope for is being part of 2472 delegates picking someone that two thirds
of the republican voters will hate. They will sleep well knowing they
kept their promise to the party bosses as they go back to their job as
County Commissioner.



If 30 or 40 of them (or whatever the number turns out to be) listen
to Trump's offer, they end up in Washington as Assistant Secretary of
Defense.



You've got to be quite a loyal party member to tell your wife that
she needs to keep the job at the checkout counter at the Piggly Wiggly
instead of getting that $300K/yr job as director of community relations
with a non-profit in Washington.



I don't think there are 2400 of these positions to give away, but I'm sure there are 100 or so.



Water would flow uphill before someone turns something like this down.

Posted by: jwest at April 11, 2016 12:25 PM (Zs4uk)

Keep dreaming the dream jwest.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 11, 2016 01:59 PM (3JA/M)

361 >>>356 Dear whoever linked to XKCD. Thanks a lot. I do need to get something done today other than read comics. But I can say it was research...the Is It Worth The Time directly relates to my job.
Posted by: mullingthingsover at April 11, 2016 11:31 AM (NrMU9)

Cool.

Posted by: m at April 11, 2016 02:44 PM (S/1cF)

362 Phoenixgirl, 175): ".... so, somehow the rules don't matter when the outcome of the rules aren't what we want?"
(Soggydog, 317): " Most of you really ain't that different from Progressives. Little bit different ends, but all the same means."

Take a detour into "Throw the Book at Him" (Hastert). He's being prosecuted for structuring bank withdrawals to avoid reporting requirements while paying blackmail to people he sexually abuse decades ago. As Speaker, he ran up the budget while Republicans had the House, the Senate, the White House, and a conservative Supreme Court. He's scum, but the prosecution is bogus. The statute of limitations ran out on the molestation. "Structuring withdrawals to avoid reporting requirements"? That's like driving under the speed limit to avoid a ticket. Why is that a crime? Because he screwed his students?

Posted by: Malcolm Kirkpatrick at April 11, 2016 05:40 PM (IbUUZ)

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