Thursday Morning News Dump (4/28/) [Mis. Hum.]

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Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 07:49 AM (IdCqF)

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Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 07:49 AM (IdCqF)

3 Coffee brewing. Snow on the deck. Time to sit down and read the news.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:49 AM (mvenn)

4 OK, been there , done that. My life is now complete.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 07:49 AM (IdCqF)

5 We require advanced training to use the word, "vagina," and "penis," because we are fvcking retards.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 07:52 AM (Zu3d9)

6
DAY 1,269

194 to go (267 to Inauguration Day )

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

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 07:53 AM (p4UlV)

7
So it's pronounced Tan-ZANY-uh. Who knew?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 07:53 AM (p4UlV)

8
Carly on Levin in the first half hour. She's quite good.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 07:54 AM (p4UlV)

9 Posted by: Epobirs at April 28, 2016 07:49 AM (IdCqF)

Nope.

The Trifecta is the sine qua non of AoSHQ commenting.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 07:54 AM (Zu3d9)

10 I meant Purple Vein but I was high.

Posted by: Prince: No Will Tour at April 28, 2016 07:55 AM (gwG9s)

11 5 We require advanced training to use the word, "vagina," and "penis," because we are fvcking retards.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 07:52 AM (Zu3d9)


Dixon Puzese hardest hit.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 07:56 AM (p4UlV)

12 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 28, 2016 07:56 AM (ZQfW9)

13 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 07:54 AM (p4UlV)

Eh....too much teeth.

Oh, that's not what you meant?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 07:56 AM (Zu3d9)

14 13 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 07:54 AM (p4UlV)

Eh....too much teeth.

Oh, that's not what you meant?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 07:56 AM (Zu3d9)


Too early.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 07:57 AM (p4UlV)

15 Will Mitch "The Turtle" McConnel and Paul "Totally CON-servative" Ryan show some spine?

Are you fucking kidding me?

They are busy doing jack and shit with regards to the brazen lawlessness of this criminal regime.


Oh hey they did find time to renew Windmill subsidies and I hear we can sell US oil on the open market so at least we have that.


The fucking GOP needs to die and none more than those two fucktarded imbeciles.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 28, 2016 07:58 AM (7GJvw)

16 For those who have expressed an interest:

From this week in 1944 - Anzio, Italy

The EZ Dog Journal

Apr 24, 1944
Sunny for a while - then cloudy in the afternoon with a little rain. This has been perhaps the quietest day in a couple months.
I went to a 34 Div school for a CB lecture to some doughfeet. They were more interested in telling their tales than in listening to mine. It was more fun anyway so I listened, and they talked.

Apr 25, 1944
The 3d Div pulled a "FISHNET" attack with an open box barrage, a loud speaker and some tanks. 9 prisoners were taken and quite a number of Gerries bumped off. There was very little reaction to the raid.


Apr 26, 1944
As usual Gerry starts his reaction about a day late. He was quick to come back on CB when we fired, harassed the front lines and roads all day long, then 2100 opened up with everything he had.
No invasion yet, and no plans in effect or progress to relieve the situation here. As long as it seems to take with all our supplies and troops the show had better be good when it takes off.



Does anybody know about the term "FISHNET" in this context? It sounds like some sort of elaborate feint to make the enemy think there is a major assault underway. I am not familiar with the term.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:58 AM (mvenn)

17 Morning..

"So it's pronounced Tan-ZANY-uh. Who knew? "

we are so boned..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 28, 2016 07:59 AM (UpGcq)

18
Attention Arizona and Indiana Morons:

Aside from the primary, make sure you vote for Kelly Ward and (Rob?) Stutzman.

Fuck McStains and McConnell's stooge where they live.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 07:59 AM (p4UlV)

19 This was your move, Ted?

The Carly Gambit?

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:00 AM (MQEz6)

20 More of my comedic styling: substitute vagina for leg. Egs: You're pulling my vag, You don't have a vagina to stand on, etc. comedy gold!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 28, 2016 08:00 AM (gwG9s)

21 More from this week in 1944- EZ Dog

Apr 27, 1944
A wonderful day for observation. Gerry shot just enough for our observers to get in the swing of things and really plaster him.
Paul and I had a little game of catch this afternoon and then went to the beach for a sun bath. Fortunately there was no iron ration served up with our vitamins.

Apr 28, 1944
Another trip to 34 Div. About the same results as before. Such stories as machine-gun bursts between one's legs, and rocket guns that flame all the way, and shells that make holes you could lose a 6 X 6 in. One fellow had some Gerry propaganda - all about what the 4-Fers are doing with our women at home (illustrated too). Not very effective as a rule, but it does have a definite effect on some who aren't too sure of their girlfriends.



Here are some examples of the German propaganda that he refers to on April 28:

http://tinyurl.com/7dq7q5q

(Marginally NSFW)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:00 AM (mvenn)

22 This was your move, Ted?

The Carly Gambit?

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:00 AM (MQEz6)

Pretty pathetic

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:00 AM (V/InG)

23
"How can we be sure,
with a Trump who's constantly changing . . ."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:00 AM (p4UlV)

24 Bobby Knight looks pretty good.
I bet he'd make a great UN Representative

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:01 AM (V/InG)

25 22 This was your move, Ted?

The Carly Gambit?

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:00 AM (MQEz6)

Pretty pathetic
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:00 AM (V/InG)


Disagree. But you all knew that.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:01 AM (p4UlV)

26 As predicted, Lena's 100% promise to move to Canada in the event of Trump #Winning has increased Trump's favorables among the key Horde demographic.

(And &, just because I can.)

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at April 28, 2016 08:01 AM (sOhww)

27 26 As predicted, Lena's 100% promise to move to Canada in the event of Trump #Winning has increased Trump's favorables among the key Horde demographic.

(And &, just because I can.)
Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at April 28, 2016 08:01 AM (sOhww)


So she'll stay if Ted Cruz wins?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:02 AM (p4UlV)

28 Disagree. But you all knew that.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:01 AM (p4UlV)


???

Announcing a VP pick when you have no chance of even being the Nominee? And who but someone desperate picks his or her VP before a convention? When has that ever worked before?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:02 AM (V/InG)

29 Surprise, Mooche's anti-obesity campaign falls flat

When your ass has it's own atmosphere and weather patterns, and scientists consider cataloging it as "Planet Crisco" , your weight-loss eating strategy may not sell very well.



Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 08:03 AM (Bbsg+)

30 Ilana Romano, whose husband weightlifter Yossef Romano was murdered in the Munich Olympics massacre, refused to appear in a new documentary titled "Munich: A Palestinian Story," which purports to present the Palestinian point-of-view of the attack, because the film director insisted on calling the murderers "freedom fighters," Ynet has learned.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:03 AM (V/InG)

31
OK, kids.

Gotta jump. BBL.

Go Cruz/Fiorina.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:03 AM (p4UlV)

32 The Carly Gambit would be a better move if Cruz and Trump were closely matched, but they are not. Trump is way ahead.

You don't throw a 10-yard Hail Mary pass.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:04 AM (MQEz6)

33 Willowed:
I came across a scary idea yesterday:

What are the chances that Hillary picks Bernie as her VP?

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 08:04 AM (nbrY/)

34
A mail carrier driving her route while allegedly extremely drunk along a busy Minnetonka street crashed into a street sign, police said Tuesday.

Katschit family values?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 28, 2016 08:04 AM (BK3ZS)

35 28 Disagree. But you all knew that.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:01 AM (p4UlV)


???

Announcing a VP pick when you have no chance of even being the Nominee? And who but someone desperate picks his or her VP before a convention? When has that ever worked before?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:02 AM (V/InG)


Let's see what happens in Indiana and the rest, including California.

If Donald Tramp doesn't get 1,237 he is in big trouble.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:04 AM (p4UlV)

36 You don't throw a 10-yard Hail Mary pass.
Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:04 AM (MQEz6)

I guess you never saw the NY Jets play? Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:04 AM (V/InG)

37 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 07:58 AM (mvenn)

What fascinates me about these snapshots of WWII is the matter-of-fact way that the death of enemy soldiers is discussed.

That is not a criticism. On the contrary, EZ Dog knew why he was there and what his job was.

I imagine that our current military (at least some of them) are envious of clear and unambiguous goals.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 08:05 AM (Zu3d9)

38

Did you see the video of the Israeli AF pilot landing his F-15. . . with one wing gone????


http://www.businessinsider.com/israeli-air-force-

pilot-land-an-f-15-with-only-one-wing-2016-4

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:05 AM (p4UlV)

39
It's Ed Balls Day. Who's celebrating?

#EdBallsDay

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 28, 2016 08:05 AM (iQIUe)

40 As some posters here will tell you, why should we worry about Russians making our rocket engines. If they can make them cheaper, who cares. It just makes us richer, right?

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 28, 2016 08:05 AM (n2GmV)

41
Now I go.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:05 AM (p4UlV)

42 If Donald Tramp doesn't get 1,237 he is in big trouble.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:04 AM (p4UlV)

I agree but picking A VP is highly unlikely to garner Cruz any extra support. Might even hurt him in CA and Indiana... Bobby Knight was the play in Indiana

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:06 AM (V/InG)

43 Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:03 AM (V/InG)

How many of those "freedom fighters" were interviewed for the documentary? How many of the planners of the attack?

I wonder why?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 08:06 AM (Zu3d9)

44 This is for CBD and any other Northern NJ Morons:


The developer of American Dream Meadowlands said Wednesday that it is exploring new ways to sell $1 billion in bonds to complete the massive shopping and entertainment complex, possibly using a Wisconsin state agency rather than the borough of East Rutherford to issue most of the securities.

Earlier this month, the developer, Triple Five, said it was delaying for the fourth time in more than a year the sale of two sets of bonds, $675 million by East Rutherford and $350 million by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority until the summer.


What a cluster fuck this is!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:09 AM (V/InG)

45 The all important Diplomad review of Trump's foreign policy speech is in. It's very positive and he says it's the best foreign policy speech of the campaign season.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 08:09 AM (B+Arn)

46 If picking Fiorina helps Cruz stop Trump, them it was a good idea..

I still feel they won't give the nom to Cruz even if he does stop Trump..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 28, 2016 08:10 AM (UpGcq)

47 What a cluster fuck this is!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:09 AM (V/InG)

Out in the middle of nowhere. And it's ugly!

Have they at least repainted it? I haven't noticed.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 08:11 AM (Zu3d9)

48 Ted has announced he can't beat Trump by himself, he needs help.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:12 AM (MQEz6)

49 Let's see what happens in Indiana and the rest, including California.

If Donald Tramp doesn't get 1,237 he is in big trouble.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:04 AM (p4UlV)

JJ, Trump is ahead of where he needs to be to get his 1,237. It's over for Ted.

The Weekly Standard has a memo up about where Ted's campaign faltered. http://tinyurl.com/z6j8gj7

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 28, 2016 08:12 AM (n2GmV)

50 Carly should talk about sending fed govt jobs to India and Mexico, like she did with HP.
That would be one approach to smaller government.

Sorry, I know you guys like her, but anyone linked to off-shoring and H1-B overuse makes me shudder.

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 08:13 AM (nbrY/)

51 33

633 What are the chances that Hillary picks Bernie as her VP?
Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 08:01 AM (nbrY/)

Im thinking not so good. She'll find a 'Rising Star' (MSM quote) who is similar to Bernie ideologically but doesn't make the combined age of the ticket more than the age of the country.
Posted by: jsg at April 28, 2016 08:08 AM (uUhhd)

Posted by: jsg at April 28, 2016 08:13 AM (uUhhd)

52 Picking a VP before you have the nomination is bush league.

And all Carly really adds is that she can now act as an attack dog and degrade Trump.

That's just what we need, members of team stupid degrading the eventual nominee.


Stupid and wasteful.

But I would expect no less from the GOP so I'm not really surprised.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 28, 2016 08:13 AM (7GJvw)

53 The son completed a degree in literature, taking several years longer than expected to finish the course, and has now enrolled on a post-graduate course in experimental cinema in Bologna.
-----

What a fucking waste of oxygen.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 28, 2016 08:16 AM (/CXhS)

54 Any normal man in Cruz's position would look at the delegate situation and bow out of the race. He's looking more and more like the dbag Kasich everyday, maybe worse because Cruz was all buddy buddy with Trump up until January.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 08:16 AM (B+Arn)

55 Don Quixote has announced Sancho Panza as his running mate.

Posted by: . at April 28, 2016 08:16 AM (ZKlDy)

56 When your ass has it's own atmosphere and weather patterns, and scientists consider cataloging it as "Planet Crisco" , your weight-loss eating strategy may not sell sit very well.
Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 08:03 AM


FIFY

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at April 28, 2016 08:17 AM (sOhww)

57 Does anybody know about the term "FISHNET" in this context?"

IIRC, it's a "sweep" thru the "box" barrage.

Works like this: enemy line is fairly well defined. Artillery opens up w/a 3 sided pattern, with the open end facing our lines (thus preventing other enemy reinforcements or their leaving the "box"). A fishnet is then deployed - light infantry patrols w/the intent of taking as many prisoners as possible.

Used to have a book of "Soldiers Slang". Have to look that up someday...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 28, 2016 08:18 AM (C9pBZ)

58 You can't say 'vagina' in school?

Can we please keep standards consistent for at least 24 hours.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 28, 2016 08:19 AM (/CXhS)

59 This proposed movie trashing Reagan is based on a play called Black List:

"According to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, the Black List staged a live reading of the film last year, with actors James Brolin, John Cho, Lena Dunham and Nathan Fillion."

http://goo.gl/5yn0Ro

======

Shame on Fillion!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 28, 2016 08:20 AM (iQIUe)

60 Morning, y'all.

Decided to start with the feel-good story first.

Vic had the feel-good story about the dog, too.

Some dogs be very naturally smart.

Posted by: mindful webworker going for coffee at April 28, 2016 08:21 AM (macz7)

61 Will McConnell and Ryan show any spine?

Are we counting the coccyx?

Posted by: t-bird at April 28, 2016 08:21 AM (oFSUK)

62 More of my comedic styling: substitute vagina for leg. Egs: You're pulling my vag, You don't have a vagina to stand on, etc. comedy gold!
Posted by: Amy Schumer




Keep it up and we'll kick your vag out from under you.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 28, 2016 08:21 AM (WavOX)

63 Will Ferrell should make a movie about Stuart Smalley getting elected to the Senate. Can you imagine people voting that douchebag to the Worlds Greatest Deliberative Body? Ridiculous!

Wait, what?

Posted by: blaster at April 28, 2016 08:21 AM (ggZRr)

64 This proposed movie trashing Reagan is based on a play called Black List:

"According to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, the Black List staged a live reading of the film last year, with actors James Brolin, John Cho, Lena Dunham and Nathan Fillion."

http://goo.gl/5yn0Ro

======

Shame on Fillion!
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 28, 2016 08:20 AM (iQIUe


Let em make it. It will be a financial disaster and a black mark on all involved for the rest of their lives. Go for it assholes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:22 AM (V/InG)

65 @49

It's simpler than that.

Donald Trump gauged correctly the bases frustration with the GOP. He stormed out of the gate and got to the right of everyone in the field.

Much ball scratching and failed attempts at triangulation ensued to no avail.

Cruz moved to the right on key issues too late to blunt Trumps advantage.

And here we are with Cruz's latest pathetic move.

Even if Trump doesn't get to 1237 and there is a contested convetion Cruz is simply not going to get the nod.

Trump will either get to slightly more than 1237 or slightly less than 1237 and has enough at large delegates to get to 1237 at the convention.

The nomination is Trumps and Cruz is now just a pathetic spoiler.

And I like Cruz so this is absolutely frustrating as I had hoped there could have been a Trump/Cruz alliance but after this move by Cruz that dream is out the window.

My new dream ticket is

Trump/Cotton or Trump/Sessions but I am leaning more towards Trump/Cotton.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 28, 2016 08:23 AM (7GJvw)

66 I'm praying for a contested convention, anything to stop Trump works for me at this point. He will go down in flames against Hillary. A lot of conservatives won't vote for him and IMHO a lot of the base will stay home as well.

On the upside, at least I get to vote for David Brat now that I'm in VA.

Posted by: spypeach at April 28, 2016 08:24 AM (nyYhO)

67 and has now enrolled on a post-graduate course in experimental cinema in Bologna.

Baloney, he's filming porn.

Posted by: t-bird at April 28, 2016 08:24 AM (RrDm2)

68 Used to have a book of "Soldiers Slang". Have to look that up someday...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 28, 2016 08:18 AM (C9pBZ)


****

That explanation makes sense. Thanks.

I wonder what the loudspeaker is for. Just to add to the chaos?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:25 AM (mvenn)

69 So she'll stay if Ted Cruz wins?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:02 AM


Well, it won't be her first time, so who knows?

However, should Ted get the nomination, I suspect that, in her mind, it was because of her Trump Threat, and therefore she can reissue it as the Ted Threat successfully.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at April 28, 2016 08:26 AM (sOhww)

70 I'm praying for a contested convention, anything to stop Trump works for me at this point. He will go down in flames against Hillary. A lot of conservatives won't vote for him and IMHO a lot of the base will stay home as well.


Sounds like a self fulfilling prophecy to me.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:27 AM (V/InG)

71 and has now enrolled on a post-graduate course in experimental cinema in Bologna.

Baloney, he's filming porn.
Posted by: t-bird



Baloney porn? Kinky.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 28, 2016 08:27 AM (WavOX)

72 Morning.

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Sausage Trick at April 28, 2016 08:27 AM (3ZtZW)

73 Trump will get 1400, Cruz will have a hard time hitting 800.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 08:27 AM (B+Arn)

74 A lot of conservatives won't vote for him and IMHO a lot of the base will stay home as well.

The problem with that is that it's six of one, and a half dozen of the other. You either get Trump and the threats to sit home (or vote Hillary!) or you get anyone else and get the threats to sit home.

Posted by: GMan at April 28, 2016 08:28 AM (sxq57)

75
49 Let's see what happens in Indiana and the rest, including California.

If Donald Tramp doesn't get 1,237 he is in big trouble.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 28, 2016 08:04 AM (p4UlV)

JJ, Trump is ahead of where he needs to be to get his 1,237. It's over for Ted.

The Weekly Standard has a memo up about where Ted's campaign faltered. http://tinyurl.com/z6j8gj7
Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 28, 2016 08:12 AM (n2GmV)

That Weekly Standard memo takes the things said here about Ted and Trump and boots them out the door.

Ted fucked up.

Trump picked the right strategy and tactics.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:28 AM (MQEz6)

76 Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 08:27 AM (B+Arn)

Give it a rest.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 08:28 AM (Zu3d9)

77 Trump/Cotton or Trump/Sessions but I am leaning more towards Trump/Cotton.

Trump's more of a cashmere guy.

Posted by: . at April 28, 2016 08:29 AM (ZKlDy)

78 The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday requiring women to register for the military draft, a move that comes just a few months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units.

In a twist that presages how contentious further debate may be, the author of the amendment voted against his own measure. It passed the committee by a vote of 32-30.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a former Marine who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, doesnt support drafting women into combat and hes opposed to opening infantry and special operations positions to women. He said he offered the measure to trigger a discussion about how the Pentagons decision in December to rescind gender restrictions on military service failed to consider whether the exclusion on drafting women also should be lifted.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:29 AM (V/InG)

79 @49

Great analysis in that article. Thanks.

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 08:29 AM (nbrY/)

80 I just got this flyer in the mail:


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***

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Posted by: naturalfake at April 28, 2016 08:29 AM (2rmvw)

81 Ted has announced he can't beat Trump by himself, he needs help.

===

From all the reactions, it looks like he's backfiring on all cylinders. Tone-deaf and socially dumb.

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Sausage Trick at April 28, 2016 08:29 AM (3ZtZW)

82 When New Jersey lost it's biggest taxpayer rumors started saying six of the top ten taxpayers in the state either had already moved to other states or were in the process of doing so.

Democrats said in response "what? me worry?". And, like the sidebar article says, they've kept up handing out pensions to each other, with many Democrats getting three or even four public pensions. They're rich from these payments.

This isn't ending well, and the end is coming this year or next. Christie is trying hard to exit the state and get to D.C. before the crash, and I don't blame him, but he could have stopped this crap (or at least made a big deal about it) and he didn't.

Posted by: MTF at April 28, 2016 08:30 AM (/m8T6)

83 The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday requiring women to register for the military draft, a move that comes just a few months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units.



Equality is a stone cold bitch.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 28, 2016 08:30 AM (WavOX)

84 1. Mondale/Ferraro
2. Cruz/Fiorina
3. Profit!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 28, 2016 08:31 AM (EZebt)

85 Target could have remained neutral. Trannies are a statistical zero percent of the population so they could have just said "no comment" and walked away, everything would have been fine. But they kowtowed to the vast number of homo-huggers in this sick country, formally declared that weird sexual perverts can whip their confused willies out in front of our daughters and now they're on the butt-end of a boycott. Good.

Hang a rainbow flag or a "no guns allowed" sticker in your business and watch my money walk away.

Posted by: CrustyB at April 28, 2016 08:31 AM (Hnglq)

86 "Will McConnell and Ryan show any spine?"

I can name that tune in ZERO NOTES, Bill!

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 28, 2016 08:32 AM (eHpnh)

87 Picking a VP before you have the nomination is bush league.

===

Beta move. Everybody can see that.

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Sausage Trick at April 28, 2016 08:32 AM (3ZtZW)

88 And all Carly really adds is that she can now act as an attack dog and degrade Trump.

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No she adds all the policy positions of Jeb and demonstrates eloquently how far Cruz has fallen.

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Sausage Trick at April 28, 2016 08:33 AM (3ZtZW)

89
If picking Fiorina helps Cruz stop Trump, them it was a good idea..


Stop Trump = Elect Hillary


Just to be clear.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 08:33 AM (Bbsg+)

90 Oh good, so now I guess the mornings at the HQ will be repeating the Trumpbart talking points from their comment sections. Ugh.

Time to start taking a look at Gary Johnson...

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:34 AM (dpnZC)

91 Seamus Muldoon #16 For those who have expressed an interest...

Can those of us who are interested but forgot to express it also read it?

BTW just count me as interested always, expressed.

Posted by: mindful webworker - elvis expressly at April 28, 2016 08:35 AM (macz7)

92 >>"Munich: A Palestinian Story,"

Un-freakin-believable.
When can we expect "Hitler: A German Nationalist Story"?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 28, 2016 08:35 AM (NOIQH)

93 Trump got 57% of the statewide vote in PA.

Posted by: Ed Anger at April 28, 2016 08:35 AM (RcpcZ)

94 Kerry Denies Islam Plays A Role In Muslim Radicalization, Cites Regular Meals And Companionship As Reasons For Joining ISIS



How many times do you think Kerry was dropped on his head when he was a baby?

Weasel Zippers

Just when you think he can't say anything stupider?
Hey I got an idea let's run down the presumptive Republican Nominee so a democratic dope like this can be elected to the White House

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:35 AM (V/InG)

95 @82

It's going to get even scarier in New Jersey as the Dems are trying to get a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to mandate pension payments and I wouldn't be surprised that the putzes who live vote it into effect.

They've voted increases to minimum wage tied to inflation and other idiocies.

So when taxes get jacked to kingdom come by the politicians to pay for this insanity they can point to the constitution and say "Hey we have no choice it's in the Constitution"

Posted by: Kreplach at April 28, 2016 08:35 AM (7GJvw)

96 Stop Trump = Elect Hillary


Just to be clear.


Stop Cruz = Elect Hillary


At this point, Hillary is going to win either way.

The real fight is to determine who controls the future of the GOP.

Will it be the know-nothing LIV contingent and the alt-right racists, those who constitute Trump's base?

Or will it be the constitutional conservatives, those who constitute Cruz's base?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:35 AM (dpnZC)

97 Ah our resident Democrat has arrived. Rejoice

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:36 AM (V/InG)

98 Will McConnell and Ryan show any spine? Time will tell.

HAhahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaha

*sigh*

Heh.

Thanks for the good laugh this morning.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 28, 2016 08:36 AM (2rmvw)

99 Good morning, Morons!

There are no changes in the polling today, but since it is pretty obvious that Trump is going to be the nominee, it is a good time to review what the general election matchup really means.

There were comments yesterday like "Trump is only down 3!" that are being tossed around out of context. We as a party have decided that Trump is going to be who we go up against Hillary with. I'm only going over the facts of the situation as they stand now, so people can be aware of the work that needs to be done by the Trump campaign to win in November.

The RCP average is currently made up of 6 polls from established polling firms. All of these polls are pretty solid from a sampling standpoint, with over 1000 samples in all of them.

Trump is losing by an average of 8.5%, outside the margin of error. Here are the individual polls:

Suffolk: Clinton +11, 1000 likely voters, 4 days old
Battleground: Clinton +3, 1000 likely voters, 8 days old
NBC: Clinton +11, 1000 registered voters, 13 days old
Fox: Clinton +7, 1021 registered voters, 14 days old
CBS: Clinton +10, 1098 registered voters, 15 days old
Marist: Clinton +9, 1066 registered voters, 27 days old

Some of the bigger names like Gallup and Rassmussen are not polling the general election matchup yet, so when they finally start to do so, that will be an important data point.

I've been keeping an eye on how the RCP is tracking to 2012 and Trump has been showing a consistently worse performance than Romney did at this point in the cycle. While it is easy to point out that Romney had consolidated the party at this point in 2012, keep in mind that Obama had as well. Clinton is nudging 50% in all of these polls, except for Battleground, despite having negatives at 54%.

Trump's negatives are at unheard of levels in all of these polls. They probably will recover to a degree as the GOP starts to rally around him. But that will be tempered by his negative style. He will be hammering Clinton for the next few months, and she is going to be playing the victim card.

Both of these strategies are very well established by each candidate and they are both very effective in using them. We will see if Trump can drive up Clinton's negatives any further, or if they are baked into the cake now.

I suspect that the down ballot fear of the Republicans is probably overblown. Their problems in the Senate are structural, and Trump at the top of the ticket doesn't help or harm them. Some of them, like Mark Kirk, are certain losers. Some, like Pat Toomey, may manage to squeak through.

One final thought, one untapped voting block that Trump might be able to mine is the pissed off Bernie voters. Bernie has received more votes than Trump now, and not all of them are committed Democrats. An appeal to "clean up Washington" could work with them to get them to switch sides. However, they are mostly Millennials and they are very vulnerable to the racist charge. Winning them over will be difficult for Trump given how he has been framed to date, and how he will be framed by the MSM going forward.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 08:37 AM (b85As)

100 Ah and the alt-right canard.

Out in full force this AM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:37 AM (V/InG)

101 Beta move. Everybody can see that.


All the maneuvering looks desperate and is going to take his support down, not up. Indiana looks safely Trump at this point.

Posted by: . at April 28, 2016 08:37 AM (ZKlDy)

102 Carly seems like a nice lady. But she was a weak candidate. What does she bring to the table? Delegates? The local Rotarians #1233 ? (Please don't tell me "decorum" or "niceness". Politics ain't beanbag.)

If Cruz had picked up Kasich or even Rubio, I would have understood.

This choice just seems like pure pandering to me.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 08:37 AM (Bbsg+)

103
90 Oh good, so now I guess the mornings at the HQ will be repeating the Trumpbart talking points from their comment sections. Ugh.

Time to start taking a look at Gary Johnson...
Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:34 AM (dpnZC)

Comment #49 has a link to a good article in the Weekly Standard.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:38 AM (MQEz6)

104 @49 the bit about political consultants was specially good

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 08:38 AM (nbrY/)

105 Never occurred to Farrell to make a movie about Biden, eh?
*There's* your loudmouth, arrogant idiot character in politics he's perfectly suited to play. Biden is like the original Ron Burgundy.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 28, 2016 08:38 AM (NOIQH)

106 76 Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 08:27 AM (B+Arn)

Give it a rest

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Give what a rest? Giving predictions on delegate counts is somehow a problem?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 08:39 AM (B+Arn)

107 I wonder what the loudspeaker is for. Just to add to the chaos?"

Pretty much. Ostensibly to give directions/herd the enemy, but yeah, noise.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 28, 2016 08:39 AM (C9pBZ)

108 Funny thing is that trump was no genius in picking his policy strategy it was pretty obvious what the people want ... where was cruz and the others for the last 7 years? Swing and a miss by cruz. Time to make nice with trump or bow out

Posted by: E.T. at April 28, 2016 08:39 AM (c+7Ko)

109
Will it be the know-nothing LIV contingent and the alt-right racists, those who constitute Trump's base?

Or will it be the constitutional conservatives, patrician big-government liberals those who constitute Cruz's base establishment donors?


Cruz won't be leading anything.

Posted by: . at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (ZKlDy)

110 McConnell and Ryan show plenty of spine already....in screwing over America every chance they get.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (vRKfn)

111 Picking a VP before you have the nomination is bush league.

He's trying to stay in contention in a brokered convention. I think it's kind of clever...as long as Carly doesn't go, "uhh, why would I hitch my wagon to you so early, Ted?"

Posted by: t-bird at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (RrDm2)

112 Has anyone announced their Cabinet picks yet? Logically, that should be the next move.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not running but will serve if elected. at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (WVsWD)

113 Comment #49 has a link to a good article in the Weekly Standard.





Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:38 AM (MQEz6)

Wait, so the Trumpies are now fine in citing the Weekly Standard as a reliable source?
Funny, last time I cited the Weekly Standard, it was denounced as some unreliable neocon rag run by GOPe hacks.
Huh.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (dpnZC)

114 Can those of us who are interested but forgot to express it also read it?

Posted by: mindful webworker

*****

I just don't want to make a nuisance by being OT or posting a wall of text. These threads are full of lots of important Cruz and Trump bashing going on that should not be derailed with frivolities.


Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (mvenn)

115 "...the alt-right racists, those who constitute Trump's base?"

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:35 AM (dpnZC)

That is an ignorant and silly comment.

The number of alt-right supporters of Trump is vanishingly small in comparison to the total.

Regardless of your smug disapproval, many Americans like Trump and want him to be president.

Calling them racists is just stupid.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (Zu3d9)

116
96 Stop Trump = Elect Hillary


Just to be clear.

Stop Cruz = Elect Hillary


At this point, Hillary is going to win either way.

The real fight is to determine who controls the future of the GOP.

Will it be the know-nothing LIV contingent and the alt-right racists, those who constitute Trump's base?

Or will it be the constitutional conservatives, those who constitute Cruz's base?
Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:35 AM (dpnZC)

You don't have to be like this.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:41 AM (MQEz6)

117 I'm very conservative and I will vote for Trump. And I would vote for Cruz. They are NOT the enemy! Hillary is.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at April 28, 2016 08:41 AM (jN+3o)

118 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (mvenn)

You are welcome to post them in anything I put up.

And I'll bet that I speak for MH as well.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 08:42 AM (Zu3d9)

119 Thanks for the good laugh this morning.
Posted by: naturalfake at April 28, 2016 08:36 AM (2rmvw)

You're welcome

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 08:42 AM (voOPb)

120 You don't have to be like this.
Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:41 AM (MQEz6)


yeah he does. He has made it abundently clear he has no intention of supporting The Republican Nominee and is quite content with a dem in the White House

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:42 AM (V/InG)

121 The real fight is to determine who controls the future of the GOP.
Will it be the know-nothing LIV contingent and the alt-right racists, those who constitute Trump's base?
Or will it be the constitutional conservatives, those who constitute Cruz's base?


False choice.


Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 08:42 AM (Bbsg+)

122 @108

Yeah we have only been telling GOP loud and clear in no uncertain terms since 2004 when they first tried the Amnesty bullshit that we simply do not want it, do not trust them and to go fuck themselves sideways.

So it's a really head scratcher when the one candidate that jumps out of the gate forcefully on the issues get the lions share of support.

The GOP is a fraudulent party, it needs to die and as many cocksuckers like McConnel, Ryan, Corker et al must be taken out.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 28, 2016 08:42 AM (7GJvw)

123 Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (dpnZC)

If you had bothered to look, it's not an article but an excerpt from a memo analysing the Trump & Cruz campaigns, by a pro-Cruzer.

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 08:42 AM (nbrY/)

124 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (Zu3d9)

I didn't say every Trump supporter was a racist.

I said that the alt-right crowd constituted part of his base. Which is a truthful statement.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:43 AM (dpnZC)

125 ... are those the same polls that showed a romney win over jef

Posted by: E.T. at April 28, 2016 08:43 AM (c+7Ko)

126 I'm very conservative and I will vote for Trump. And I would vote for Cruz. They are NOT the enemy! Hillary is.
Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at April 28, 2016 08:41 AM (jN+3o)


Amen!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:43 AM (V/InG)

127 118 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (mvenn)

You are welcome to post them in anything I put up.

And I'll bet that I speak for MH as well.....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 08:42 AM (Zu3d9

Dittos.
By all means Seamus

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 08:43 AM (voOPb)

128
113 Comment #49 has a link to a good article in the Weekly Standard.





Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:38 AM (MQEz6)
Wait, so the Trumpies are now fine in citing the Weekly Standard as a reliable source?
Funny, last time I cited the Weekly Standard, it was denounced as some unreliable neocon rag run by GOPe hacks.
Huh.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (dpnZC)

Trumpies?

*sigh*

Try reading the article instead of doing what you just did.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:43 AM (MQEz6)

129 These threads are full of lots of important Cruz and Trump bashing going on that should not be derailed with frivolities.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (mvenn)

Isn't a frivolitie a pastry that is served in Italy with espresso?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 08:43 AM (Zu3d9)

130 The "Cruz makes a big announcement" from yesterday was quite something. Quite. :^(

I hope that the parties who flamed each other relentlrssly will take a break today or Ace is going to have to give us all a talking to today.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 08:43 AM (w4NZ8)

131 The Carly Gambit?

Too little. Too late.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 28, 2016 08:44 AM (1ijHg)

132 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (mien

DERAIL! DERAIL!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 08:44 AM (w4NZ8)

133 Hey hey we're the Trumpies!

People say we Trumpie around,

But we're too busy singing,

To put anybody down.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 08:44 AM (Bbsg+)

134 All the member's of this secretive alt-right could fit in a phone booth along with the democrats pushing this shit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:44 AM (V/InG)

135 These threads are full of lots of important Cruz and Trump bashing going on that should not be derailed with frivolities."

Especially on this here smart military blog. And no, the pastry is Dutch.

Or not.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 28, 2016 08:44 AM (C9pBZ)

136
The GOP is a fraudulent party, it needs to die and as many cocksuckers like McConnel, Ryan, Corker et al must be taken out.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 28, 2016 08:42 AM (7GJvw)

Yup, and if that means we get 3 Liberal judges on SCOTUS, single-payer health care, another gigantic increase in the national debt, no reform to anything, further corruption of government, forced public observance of the progressive view on gays and trannies and all the rest of the LBGTQWTF community, then that's totally okay as long as you all exact your petty revenge.
We'll have $40 trillion in national debt by then, but McConnell will be out of a job! WOOT VICTORY

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:44 AM (dpnZC)

137 Which is a truthful statement.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:43 AM (dpnZC)

Truthful, but misleading, inflammatory, and most of all offensive.

Rapists and murderers are part of his base too. Why don't you trumpet that unimportant factoid?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 08:45 AM (Zu3d9)

138 Happy to throw my hat in the hoop!

Posted by: Carly Fiorina at April 28, 2016 08:45 AM (gwG9s)

139 Will it be the know-nothing LIV contingent and the alt-right racists, those who constitute Trump's base?

Or will it be the constitutional conservatives, those who constitute Cruz's base?

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That fight is already over. Constitutional conservatism lost. It was probably never a core belief in the party base to begin with. Hell, even the people who have been preaching it for years (e.g. Rush) wouldn't stand up for it in the face of the Trump movement. Those that did (e.g. Jonah Goldberg) were swept under by the tide.

You are right in a way, but the fight for the party is between the Trump supporters and the establishment who are going to still be holding seats in Congress when it is all over. Conservatives are outside and marginalized now.

We told ourselves that we were a majority within the party. We were kidding ourselves.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 08:45 AM (b85As)

140 McConnell, Ryan, spine... Ha, ha.

Good one...

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 28, 2016 08:45 AM (4ng05)

141 112 Has anyone announced their Cabinet picks yet? Logically, that should be the next move.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not running but will serve if elected. at April 28, 2016 08:40 AM (WVsWD)

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Well to be fair there was talk of Trump announcing his top 10 list of potential SCOTUS picks.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 08:45 AM (B+Arn)

142 >>Rapists and murderers are part of his base too.

Not Mexican ones. Trump made that very clear.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 28, 2016 08:45 AM (/tuJf)

143 This was your move, Ted?



The Carly Gambit?





Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:00 AM (MQEz6)


I don't want to say that it was a desperate hail mary attempt to block Trump, and keep his floundering candidacy alive, but it was a desperate hail mary attempt to block Trump, and keep his floundering candidacy alive. Slightly more desperate than his previous hail mary, where he and Katshit teamed up against Trump.
And so we continue down the same road we are so familiar with....the GOPe will select us a 'suitable' candidate, someone with all the chops, political experience, and electability of Dole, McShitsandwich, and Romney.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at April 28, 2016 08:46 AM (vRKfn)

144 A train load of paint derailed. A lot of businesses were put in the red.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 08:46 AM (w4NZ8)

145 Happy to throw my hat in the hoop! - Carly


That was evil.

Pure evil.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 08:47 AM (Bbsg+)

146 He's trying to stay in contention in a brokered convention.

====

No he's trying to stay relevant during a news cycle and primary, nothing more. There is no sense of a grand vision or assumption of sale. And, again, her positions are a complete sellout of anything Cruz supposedly stood for at the outset. Throw in Jeb's financial team and it looks like Ted doesn't know who the Hell he is anymore. Bah.

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Sausage Trick at April 28, 2016 08:47 AM (3ZtZW)

147 Is this the vagina thread where we can say "vagina?"

Posted by: Fritz at April 28, 2016 08:48 AM (UzPAd)

148 Well patient showed up..Have to work to make money to support the alt-right...be back later

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:48 AM (V/InG)

149 Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 08:45 AM (b85As)

Read the memo linked at 49

It might make you feel better, as it points out where Cruz' s strategy, rather than his ideology, failed.

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 08:49 AM (nbrY/)

150 Now I'm really depressed. My local donut shop is closing for real. The landlord doubled rent on the guy. He's been there for 20 years. It's only 2 blocks away, opens at 0530, sells food and lottery tickets. Anywhere else is miles away and doesnt open up that early. If I win PB, I'll by the building and give it to him.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 28, 2016 08:49 AM (iQIUe)

151 Anyone here following GamerGate?

It looks like the woman whose shenanigans started the whole thing - Zoe Quinn - may be behind some (a lot) of the anonymous trolls harassing people.

Apparently there's a woman who started a project/software to unmask anonymous trolls, and Zoe Quinn called her up begging here to stop it. Quinn claimed she actually knew the names of the people who made
anonymous threats against her (which gave her fame, a book deal, etc.) and they really didn;t mean it blah blah blah. The woman refused to cease her project, so - get this - within an hour of speaking w/Quinn she is bombarded by anonymous death threats on her website and her personal email that she had given Quinn.

Seems like the whole GamerGate brouhaha may have been a giant hoax, that the women harassed by gamers may have orchestrated the harassment themselves?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zgql8dn

Posted by: Lizzy at April 28, 2016 08:49 AM (NOIQH)

152 136
The GOP is a fraudulent party, it needs to die and as many cocksuckers like McConnel, Ryan, Corker et al must be taken out.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 28, 2016 08:42 AM (7GJvw)
Yup, and if that means we get 3 Liberal judges on SCOTUS, single-payer health care, another gigantic increase in the national debt, no reform to anything, further corruption of government, forced public observance of the progressive view on gays and trannies and all the rest of the LBGTQWTF community, then that's totally okay as long as you all exact your petty revenge.
We'll have $40 trillion in national debt by then, but McConnell will be out of a job! WOOT VICTORY
Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:44 AM (dpnZC)

You keep doing this.




Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:50 AM (MQEz6)

153 Ace is going to have to give us all a talking to today."

"Us"?

Nah, I'll be long gone by then.

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 28, 2016 08:50 AM (C9pBZ)

154 I think someone has reached the 'stamping of feet' stage of grief.

Posted by: . at April 28, 2016 08:50 AM (ZKlDy)

155 "...the alt-right racists, those who constitute Trump's base?"

===

If he won every county in the last 5 States then you have to conclude the supposedly liberal NE has become solidly racist by your assumptions.

Occam's Razor would conclude you're in error.

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Sausage Trick at April 28, 2016 08:50 AM (3ZtZW)

156 An examination of third-party alternatives is probably in order. This might be a good topic for a weekend post.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 28, 2016 08:50 AM (eHpnh)

157 I'm pushing myself for "2nd assistant-vice-deputy-junior-alternate-undersecretery of making stuff up.

I think I have the job in the bag.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not running but will serve if elected. at April 28, 2016 08:51 AM (WVsWD)

158 Time to start taking a look at Gary Johnson... Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:34 AM (dpnZC)
=====

I have been looking at some guy named Peterson from the Fox Business Stossel show on Libertarian candidates. He didn't get trapped by the open borders schtick. Obviously, Johnson will be the Libertarian sacrificial offering, but I was impressed with the very young guy.

I live in deep blue Illinois, but the Libertarian Party usually has it together enough to give a reasonable option if both parties in the general election are disgusting.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 28, 2016 08:51 AM (MIKMs)

159 So McCain calls the F-35 program a scandal.

Really riding the front of the wave there, John.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 28, 2016 08:51 AM (4ng05)

160 The real fight is...

...the future of the GOP.



****

Objection Your Honor! Assumes facts not in evidence.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 28, 2016 08:51 AM (mvenn)

161 Seems like the whole GamerGate brouhaha may have been a giant hoax, that the women harassed by gamers may have orchestrated the harassment themselves?

Shocka.

Posted by: . at April 28, 2016 08:51 AM (ZKlDy)

162 Racists ? meh... that word means nothing anymore after they pushed it on the tea party. but I see the cruz folks are still desperate enough to use it.

Posted by: E.T. at April 28, 2016 08:51 AM (c+7Ko)

163
We told ourselves that we were a majority within the party. We were kidding ourselves.


I think you are right. Lots of us conservatives underestimated how big of a LIV contingent there was on the right. They were evidently drawn to the GOP in the first place not because of a conservative vision, but because of empty substance-free flag-waving symbolism. So they easily fall for the demagogue waving the biggest flag of them all.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:52 AM (dpnZC)

164
If he won every county in the last 5 States then
you have to conclude the supposedly liberal NE has become solidly
racist by your assumptions.



Occam's Razor would conclude you're in error.

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Sausage Trick at April 28, 2016 08:50 AM (3ZtZW)


And he's terribly unpopular with women, which indicates that only men have been voting in the primary.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at April 28, 2016 08:52 AM (vRKfn)

165 If he won every county in the last 5 States then you have to conclude the supposedly liberal NE has become solidly racist by your assumptions.


Hey, remember Ace saying that Trump would win Idaho because it was a hotbed of White Supremacists?

Then Cruz won...

Posted by: . at April 28, 2016 08:52 AM (ZKlDy)

166 156 An examination of third-party alternatives is probably in order. This might be a good topic for a weekend post.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 28, 2016 08:50 AM (eHpnh

Then we might as well inaugurate Hillary now instead of waiting for January. Get the pain over now.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 08:53 AM (voOPb)

167 There is too much divide, people have their minds made up, I don't think anything will change that. No matter what happens it won't end well. I say bring on the burning times, SMOD and all that.

Posted by: spypeach at April 28, 2016 08:53 AM (nyYhO)

168 the women harassed by gamers may have orchestrated the harassment themselves?"

That's news? I was under the impression that was pretty well known, as a couple of real "gamers" had set up fake accounts and tracked what happened...

Yeah, SJ types went after nerds with predictable results.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 28, 2016 08:53 AM (C9pBZ)

169 If he won every county in the last 5 States then you
have to conclude the supposedly liberal NE has become solidly racist by
your assumptions.



Occam's Razor would conclude you're in error.

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Sausage Trick at April 28, 2016 08:50 AM (3ZtZW)

Once again. Did I say every Trump supporter was a racist? No.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:53 AM (dpnZC)

170 Cruz' s strategy, rather than his ideology,

That's a great point. As an early primary voter, I was of course voting for his ideology as I had no idea of his strategy.

As someone said yesterday, the GOP primaries are broken. They are flawed in a way that provides an early, consistent front-runner massive advantage and places a late-surging candidate in an almost impossible situation short of a brokered convention.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 08:53 AM (Bbsg+)

171 "Currently, tobacco products sold on U.S. bases are tax-free."

By itself that is a true statement, however, DoD Directive 1330.9 requires any State Side installation to keep tobacco prices within 5% of the local prices. This gives the Exchanges what is in essence free money as the DOD does not pay any taxes on tobacco products, but they keep the price the same as civilian retailers who do pay taxes on cigarettes. In other words, they pocket the difference. Yes, it is a scam.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 28, 2016 08:53 AM (iONHu)

172 Read my lips - you can say vagina. I'm killin'!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 28, 2016 08:54 AM (gwG9s)

173 Then we might as well inaugurate Hillary now instead of waiting for January. Get the pain over now.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 08:53 AM (voOPb)

Apparnetly some people here are fine with that. And I got no use for them and their intellectual mastrurbation

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:54 AM (V/InG)

174 Morning, Horde.

Just came back to work after a cruise in the Caribbean where I didn't have internet and cell reception. Now I get to wade through a thousand or so emails and try to play catch up for the rest of the week.

Apparently some things happened while I was gone.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 28, 2016 08:54 AM (KUaJL)

175 "... are those the same polls that showed a romney win over jef"

These are data points. Feel free to ignore them. They measure the mood of the country as it stands now. They are only predictive if the mood remains static for the next few months.

In 2012 they showed Romney running about even with Obama at this point in the cycle. That changed considerably during the summer when Obama had 2 months unopposed to frame Romney negatively, while Romney was out of cash.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 08:54 AM (b85As)

176 "Then we might as well inaugurate Hillary now instead of waiting for January. Get the pain over now."

If the GOP doesn't nominate a candidate I can support in good conscience, then I'll vote third party or stay home. I have no remaining loyalty to those motherfuckers.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 28, 2016 08:55 AM (eHpnh)

177 .5% gdp....looks like they are overcooking the books to keep us out of a recession...

Posted by: E.T. at April 28, 2016 08:55 AM (c+7Ko)

178 163
We told ourselves that we were a majority within the party. We were kidding ourselves.

I think you are right. Lots of us conservatives underestimated how big of a LIV contingent there was on the right. They were evidently drawn to the GOP in the first place not because of a conservative vision, but because of empty substance-free flag-waving symbolism. So they easily fall for the demagogue waving the biggest flag of them all.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:52 AM (dpnZC)

Of course, if you support Trump it is due to a lack of information, intelligence, and a surplus of bigotry.

Feh.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:55 AM (MQEz6)

179 Fenelonspoke,

Favorite hymns?

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 08:56 AM (B+Arn)

180 So do I identify as a racist ? Or an LIV?

Decisions, decisions...

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 08:56 AM (Bbsg+)

181 >>>So McCain calls the F-35 program a scandal.<<<

Isn't McCain on the committee that came up with this worthless POS?

Dude is senile and needs to be put out to pasture.

Posted by: Fritz at April 28, 2016 08:56 AM (UzPAd)

182 Of course, if you support Trump it is due to a lack of information, intelligence, and a surplus of bigotry.



Feh.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:55 AM (MQEz6)

Well, I forgot the pure nihilistic rage against anyone who looks like "establishment". So there's that too.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:56 AM (dpnZC)

183 Lots of us conservatives

---

You keep using that word.
I'm pretty sure it does not mean what you think it means.

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 08:56 AM (nbrY/)

184 >>That's news? I was under the impression that was pretty well known, as a
couple of real "gamers" had set up fake accounts and tracked what
happened...

Oh, I didn't know there was already proof!

Think this new development is still relevant because it's someone who was attempting to help them - someone on their side - who has caught them red-handed. They're starting to eat their own, LOL.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 28, 2016 08:57 AM (NOIQH)

185 pure nihilistic rage







heh

Posted by: Officer Paddy O'Irony at April 28, 2016 08:57 AM (Bbsg+)

186 So do I identify as a racist ? Or an LIV?

Decisions, decisions...

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 08:56 AM (Bbsg+)

Hell with it. I'll just claim both.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. A certified LIV AND! Racist. at April 28, 2016 08:57 AM (WVsWD)

187 Ah and the alt-right canard.

Right? The fact that many of Cruz's supporters appear to be giant dicks has made it hard to consider supporting him (which I did at first).

Posted by: GMan at April 28, 2016 08:58 AM (sxq57)

188 Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 08:45 AM (b85As)

I don't think it's that "Constitutional Conservatism" isn't a guiding principle this primary season

it's just not the guiding principle.

People have heard the "I believe in the Constitution" call from almost every single Republican politician in DC as they curl into little balls and let the Dims kick them around or actively help the Dims destroy the Constitution.

This year they wanted a fighter - which I believe Cruz is.

But, they also wanted someone who is genuine - which Cruz made some real strategical errors- which called into question Cruz' genuine character.

Like him or not- Trump has been Trump.

The writing has been on the wall for a few weeks.

And as I said yesterday, I would have a hard time voting for Cruz today in the primary.

Mainly cuz I want it over now and to start concentrating on Hillary! and avoid further splits.

I preferred Cruz but Trump will be just fine and get me at least some of what I want.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 28, 2016 08:58 AM (2rmvw)

189 The fact that many of Cruz's supporters appear to be giant dicks has made it hard to consider supporting him (which I did at first).

I'll repeat it, but it still won't get through to them.

Posted by: . at April 28, 2016 08:59 AM (ZKlDy)

190
What are the chances that Hillary picks Bernie as her VP?
Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 08:01 AM (nbrY/)
---------------------

Zero. She doesn't want any true believers or busybodies around her. She needs an obedient deludoid who will walk three paces behind Chelsea and Huma, who will be the real power brokers in her White House.

But honestly, I don't think she's going to be the nominee. FBI primary.

Posted by: iforgot at April 28, 2016 09:00 AM (pC96u)

191 So evidently the alt-right doesn't exist even despite their websites and conferences and boosterism of Trump, and even when their adherents are retweeted by Donald himself?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 09:00 AM (dpnZC)

192 >>Right? The fact that many of Cruz's supporters appear to be giant dicks has made it hard to consider supporting him (which I did at first).
Posted by: GMan

In all fairness, a number of Trump supporters could be described in the same terms.

Posted by: Aviator at April 28, 2016 09:00 AM (c7vUv)

193
182 Of course, if you support Trump it is due to a lack of information, intelligence, and a surplus of bigotry.

Feh.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 08:55 AM (MQEz6)
Well, I forgot the pure nihilistic rage against anyone who looks like "establishment". So there's that too.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:56 AM (dpnZC)

Why did you put the word establishment inside quotation marks?

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 09:00 AM (MQEz6)

194 *creak*

oh God, not again

Posted by: goalposts everywhere at April 28, 2016 09:01 AM (Bbsg+)

195 173 Then we might as well inaugurate Hillary now instead of waiting for January. Get the pain over now.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 08:53 AM (voOPb)

Apparnetly some people here are fine with that. And I got no use for them and their intellectual mastrurbation
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 08:54 AM (V/InG)

An acquaintance asked me if I would vote for Trump. He has always voted R. I told him I don't know. He conceded that he would vote for Trump but opined that Hillary would probably be just as good as Trump as President.

Trump has fences to mend. Maybe you can get away with his shit in his world. But not so much in the political world

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 09:03 AM (voOPb)

196
Why did you put the word establishment inside quotation marks?





Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 09:00 AM (MQEz6)

Because the way you all describe the "establishment", as this shadowy all-encompassing all-powerful puppetmaster ringleader of a giant conspiracy, isn't what the establishment really is.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 09:03 AM (dpnZC)

197
A couple of more antisemitic Labour MPs have been exposed. UK has a real problem.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 28, 2016 09:03 AM (iQIUe)

198 Ok, I'm out.

Sun's shining, more coffee on the way, and this is pretty much pointless...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 28, 2016 09:03 AM (C9pBZ)

199
So evidently the alt-right doesn't exist even despite their websites and
conferences and boosterism of Trump, and even when their adherents are
retweeted by Donald himself?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 09:00 AM (dpnZC)

Nice Strawman.

Nobody said that alt-right doesn't exist. I defy you to defend your statement with actual facts. Please cite the comment in support of your contention.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 09:04 AM (Zu3d9)

200 The NEA and the Left have finally succeeded in creating "New Man."

He is Ethan Krupp. A dumbshit.



Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 28, 2016 09:04 AM (1ijHg)

201 *gets out of bed*

I AM GOING TO CHANGE SOME MINDS ON THE INTERNET TODAY!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 28, 2016 09:04 AM (/CXhS)

202 196
Why did you put the word establishment inside quotation marks?


Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 09:00 AM (MQEz6)
Because the way you all describe the "establishment", as this shadowy all-encompassing all-powerful puppetmaster ringleader of a giant conspiracy, isn't what the establishment really is.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 09:03 AM (dpnZC)

Well, what is it really, in your opinion?

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 09:05 AM (MQEz6)

203 Yeah I am out too. See ya

Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 09:05 AM (dpnZC)

204 >>I AM GOING TO CHANGE SOME MINDS ON THE INTERNET TODAY!!

Ha!

Posted by: JackStraw at April 28, 2016 09:05 AM (/tuJf)

205 181 >>>So McCain calls the F-35 program a scandal.

Isn't McCain on the committee that came up with this worthless POS?

Dude is senile and needs to be put out to pasture.
Posted by: Fritz at April 28, 2016 08:56 AM (UzPAd)

Oh great, they will use him as a stud and reproduce more Megs
ugh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 09:06 AM (voOPb)

206 As someone said yesterday, the GOP primaries are broken. They are flawed in a way that provides an early, consistent front-runner massive advantage and places a late-surging candidate in an almost impossible situation short of a brokered convention.
Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 08:53 AM (Bbsg+)

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

I dunno, Cruz was always in the top three and he had a home field advantage in the South. People just didn't trust him.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 09:06 AM (B+Arn)

207 >>*gets out of bed*


I AM GOING TO CHANGE SOME MINDS ON THE INTERNET TODAY!!




I'm going to walk the dog. Y'all have fun rehashing the same arguments!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 28, 2016 09:07 AM (NOIQH)

208 >>>>An acquaintance asked me if I would vote for Trump. He has always voted
R. I told him I don't know. He conceded that he would vote for Trump but
opined that Hillary would probably be just as good as Trump as
President.



Trump has fences to mend. Maybe you can get away with his shit in his world. But not so much in the political world
.
.
.
.It won't be hillary. Even if she is not indicted someone at the FBI will leak, there are just too many Agents involved for that not to happen. And Trump will destroy her with that.

At this point she is just running to collect piles of cash. I mean seriously, she paid herself a "salary" of $250,000 out of her campaign funds so far.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 28, 2016 09:07 AM (iONHu)

209 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 09:06 AM (voOPb)

She has lost some weight and doesn't look bad.

She hasn't gotten any smarter though, so a ball gag and a bottle of bourbon would be the best thing.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 09:08 AM (Zu3d9)

210 I AM GOING TO CHANGE SOME MINDS ON THE INTERNET TODAY!!
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 28, 2016 09:04 AM (/CXhS)

*golf clap *

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 09:08 AM (nbrY/)

211 ***breaks pool cue on table***

LET'S DO THIS!!!

***wonders if he should pick side now or later***

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 28, 2016 09:08 AM (ej28x)

212 >>>Oh great, they will use him as a stud and reproduce more Megs

ugh<<<

Not if we put Lindsey out there with him. They can frolic and prance together until the end of their days.

Posted by: Fritz at April 28, 2016 09:09 AM (UzPAd)

213 ... the trump racists are they the ones that wear the white pointy hats, the ones into cross burning ... or are they they ones that wear the storm trooper uniforms ... hmmm confused

Posted by: E.T. at April 28, 2016 09:09 AM (c+7Ko)

214 Yes, MAGA-I like "Love divine, All Loves Excelling" very much. Charles Wesley wrote a lot of great hymns. Lately I have been listening to "Christ is made the sure foundation" The music originally was by Henry Purcell-one of my favorites, but here it is rearranged by the Rutter Chorale:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwnKnVMm4a4

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:09 AM (w4NZ8)

215 Heizer Defense branches out from single shot derringer like pistols.


http://tinyurl.com/zb9mxo9


5+1 in .45. .8 inches width.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 28, 2016 09:09 AM (/CXhS)

216 181 >>>So McCain calls the F-35 program a scandal.

Isn't McCain on the committee that came up with this worthless POS?

Dude is senile and needs to be put out to pasture.
Posted by: Fritz at April 28, 2016 08:56 AM (UzPA

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

In development for 20 years, completely under his oversight.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 09:10 AM (B+Arn)

217 I'm back! Actually got back Monday night.
Wedding went off without a single hitch other than IPspouse took in too much Fireball afterwards.
Dublin flatout rocked. What a great city and country, even the socialist protesters on Sunday were entertaining. I feel the need to acquire copious amounts of Teeling Irish whisky and Hop House 13 Lager now.
Buried in work. Thanks for all the tips.

Posted by: IP at April 28, 2016 09:10 AM (aQQbl)

218 She hasn't gotten any smarter though, so a ball gag and a bottle of bourbon would be the best thing.....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 09:08 AM (Zu3d9)

Ha, what won't bourbon do?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 09:10 AM (voOPb)

219 John Kerry has to be the dumbest Secretary of State we have ever had.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:11 AM (6bMel)

220 Seamus Muldoon #114: ...These threads are full of lots of important Cruz and Trump bashing going on that should not be derailed with frivolities.

Today's the first day in a while that I've been up early enough to participate in the morning threads. I've been scanning them, though. For some reason (*cough Carly cough*) today seems to have brought out the circular firing squad more than I've seen lately.

I had some thoughtful thoughty thoughts about the primaries, the general, and stuff, but I am discouraged from sharing, just because of the level and volume of argument. Smells like somebody knocked over the barrel.

I'll just say, with bitterness:

I still like Ted, warts and all.
I'd settle for Trump over any Dem.
I fear fraud and ignorance will triumph in the general.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Cruz/Bridenstine Whoever 2016 at April 28, 2016 09:11 AM (macz7)

221 "I think someone has reached the 'stamping of feet' stage of grief."


nah, more like throwing feces

Posted by: runner at April 28, 2016 09:11 AM (c6/9Q)

222 Unpopular opinion on the Hastert sentencing:

It's an abomination. The crime that he was convicted of - "structuring" - is inane, but that's the law. However, he wasn't sentenced for moving money around. He was sentenced for unproven allegations of sexual molestation.

I don't care that the statute of limitations on his sex crimes have lapsed. If we don't like that, then change the law. Nor do I care that it might be difficult or impossible to get beyond reasonable doubt on those charges. That's how the system works.

I can't believe what just happened: a man has been sentenced to extra prison time because a judge thinks that he committed other crimes - crimes that he was not even indicted for, much less convicted for.

And that should scare the hell out of you. Let's say on a really bad day, you have too much to drink and then get into a bar fight. You slug a guy. No serious harm done, but the cops are called and you get taken to jail. First offense, you'd probably get probation. But wait: at the time of sentencing, your psycho ex-girlfriend from ten years ago comes in and says that you abused her. The judge listens to her and decides that you need to spend a year in jail for that.

There's no difference between that and what was done to Hastert. A miscarriage of justice and an embarrassment to the legal system.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at April 28, 2016 09:13 AM (26zxJ)

223 Lots of us conservatives underestimated how big of a LIV contingent there was on the right

===

bwahaha this is hysterical coming from you

besides, its quite obvious the conservatives have been in an echo chamber for at least a decade now - the very definition of LIV. Pull your head out and look around, chemjeff.

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Sausage Trick at April 28, 2016 09:13 AM (3ZtZW)

224 Eh, I'm in a fatalistic mood this morning Votermom. We've been told for years that if we just give people a choice for a conservative, then they will vote and support finally for a rational candidate who will change the direction of the country.

Well we can't believe that any longer. We had 4 candidates who are pretty close to that ideological ideal, and the last one standing has a 100% voting record.

It didn't matter. So I view strategy as a secondary topic. Trump had very little strategy, but he dominated by tapping into the emotions of the electorate. And they voted outside of the niche groups that we thought were important (conservative, evangelical).

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 09:14 AM (b85As)

225 One final thought, one untapped voting block that Trump might be able to mine is the pissed off Bernie voters. Bernie has received more votes than Trump now, and not all of them are committed Democrats. An appeal to "clean up Washington" could work with them to get them to switch sides. However, they are mostly Millennials and they are very vulnerable to the racist charge. Winning them over will be difficult for Trump given how he has been framed to date, and how he will be framed by the MSM going forward.

Regardless of who the Republican nominee is, they will not draw in registered democratic voters. These voters will stay home. If they stay home whoever is the Republican nominee has a chance to win against Hillary. Trump's weak numbers against Hillary are because he is such an easy target for her to gin up her base and get them to voter for her even if they don't like her. Now a strategy for Trump against Hillary would be to not personally attack her. Instead attack her using her own words, the words of people harmed by her (and there are a lot) and also use Sanders stuff against her. This would reinforce every issue democrats have against her and they would stay home.

Posted by: lightning at April 28, 2016 09:15 AM (AP+SF)

226 I guess it's not possible to have a thread where no Trump/Cruz discussion is allowed and to leave the shouters done below?.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:15 AM (w4NZ8)

227 Posted by: E.T. at April 28, 2016 09:09 AM (c+7Ko)

ChemJeff seems to be the expert. We will have to wait for his return....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 09:16 AM (Zu3d9)

228 "Shart". That still has me cracking up!

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 28, 2016 09:17 AM (gwG9s)

229 Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at April 28, 2016 09:13 AM (26zxJ)

Yup....and well put.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 28, 2016 09:17 AM (Zu3d9)

230 Posted by: IP at April 28, 2016 09:10 AM (aQQbl)

Congratulations to both of you and glad that you had a good time overall except for the wife's hangover.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:17 AM (w4NZ8)

231 Just read the articles. One word to describe the world: Vagina.

Posted by: dIb at April 28, 2016 09:18 AM (VJOLZ)

232 What is amazing to me is that in the face of over half of the American
electorate voting for an unAmerican red-diaper baby TWICE , that somehow
a call to patriotism and Constitutional conservatism in a single
election was going to suddenly reverse the 40 + years of America's
death-plummet into collectivism.

Which was aided and abetted by
(R)s championing Conservatism with their mouths while voting away chunks
of liberty at every turn.

Maybe the obvious needs to be stated.
People out there (the real world) do not think like the conservatives
in here (AOSHQ). They. Do Not . Think. Like. You.

And yet they vote. What to do?

The old tactics of browbeating them into "bein' more patriotic" is NOT a winner.

The
Progs, (R and D) have been playing the long game of incrementalism. You
can't shortcut your way out of the mess that they have made. Is their a
solution? I don't know. Maybe. After a long painful, period of re-education through hunger and deprivation.

But Cruz was always going to lose. Just like McCain, Just like Romney.
He is a great thinker and a solid conservative and I hope that he is named Chief Justice one day.

He is not the presidential candidate for 2016. This decision just proves it.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:19 AM (Bbsg+)

233 226 I guess it's not possible to have a thread where no Trump/Cruz discussion is allowed and to leave the shouters done below?.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:15 AM (w4NZ

I blame myself on this FS. I've been keeping presidential news out of the dump on purpose to avoid this. But, then I lead the dump with the Cruz news. I won't do this again.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 09:19 AM (voOPb)

234 4 Yes, MAGA-I like "Love divine, All Loves Excelling" very much. Charles Wesley wrote a lot of great hymns. Lately I have been listening to "Christ is made the sure foundation" The music originally was by Henry Purcell-one of my favorites, but here it is rearranged by the Rutter Chorale:

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

I get to were I listen to certain ones repeatedly. I'm really into I Bind Myself Unto Thee

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 09:19 AM (B+Arn)

235 damn formatting fail

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:20 AM (Bbsg+)

236 We've been told for years that if we just give people a choice for a conservative, then they will vote and support finally for a rational candidate who will change the direction of the country.


I'd say one problem is that we've been told by politicians for all those years how conservative they are, and see how un-conservative they are once they're in office.

We've reached the limit on those assurances and don't believe anything that comes out of the mouths of people from Washington.

Posted by: . at April 28, 2016 09:21 AM (ZKlDy)

237 Morning, people in my phone!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at April 28, 2016 09:21 AM (3rpCw)

238 The writing has been on the wall for a few weeks.

And as I said yesterday, I would have a hard time voting for Cruz today in the primary.

Mainly cuz I want it over now and to start concentrating on Hillary! and avoid further splits.

------

I think a lot agree with you, and it could be one reason why Cruz would lose Indiana. The voters are done with it and ready to say "enough, let's just go with Trump".

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 09:21 AM (b85As)

239 Sorry for saying 'damn' in the middle of the hymns discussion.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:21 AM (Bbsg+)

240 There's no difference between that and what was done to Hastert. A miscarriage of justice and an embarrassment to the legal system.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at April 28, 2016 09:13 AM (26zxJ)

Odds that it will be overturned on appeal?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. A certified LIV AND! Racist. at April 28, 2016 09:22 AM (WVsWD)

241 Unpopular opinion on the Hastert sentencing:



It's an abomination. The crime that he was convicted of -
"structuring" - is inane, but that's the law. However, he wasn't
sentenced for moving money around. He was sentenced for unproven
allegations of sexual molestation.



I don't care that the statute of limitations on his sex crimes have
lapsed. If we don't like that, then change the law. Nor do I care that
it might be difficult or impossible to get beyond reasonable doubt on
those charges. That's how the system works.



I can't believe what just happened: a man has been sentenced to
extra prison time because a judge thinks that he committed other crimes -
crimes that he was not even indicted for, much less convicted for.



And that should scare the hell out of you. Let's say on a really bad
day, you have too much to drink and then get into a bar fight. You slug
a guy. No serious harm done, but the cops are called and you get taken
to jail. First offense, you'd probably get probation. But wait: at the
time of sentencing, your psycho ex-girlfriend from ten years ago comes
in and says that you abused her. The judge listens to her and decides
that you need to spend a year in jail for that.



There's no difference between that and what was done to Hastert. A
miscarriage of justice and an embarrassment to the legal system.
Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at April 28, 2016 09:13 AM (26zxJ)
=====

Thank you for bringing this up. Astonishing that all news reports are about unproven allegations and not how a first offense conviction, that for anyone else, would have been a fine and probation.

Is anyone going after the extortionist(s)? No? So we get more 30-year unproven allegations. There is no statute of limitations on murder -- they couldn't find an accusation of that, I guess.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 28, 2016 09:22 AM (MIKMs)

242 Now here's some national news everyone can use:

University in hot water over cheerleader tryout poster advice.

Hint: Poster evidently suggests that girls wanting to be cheerleaders should try to look hot.

Can you imagine the triggering? Are there enough safe spaces on the planet?

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 28, 2016 09:22 AM (4ng05)

243
It didn't matter. So I view strategy as a secondary topic. Trump had very little strategy, but he dominated by tapping into the emotions of the electorate. And they voted outside of the niche groups that we thought were important (conservative, evangelical).

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 09:14 AM (b85As)



Eh. Politics is convincing people and that means at an emotional level.

Reagan didn't just get up on stage and make an intellectual argument-

he touched people's hearts and appealed to them on an emotional level more than on an intellectual one.

Unfortunately, Cruz couldn't do that. And didn't make the arguments for conservatism and himself as it's avatar to the people in a way that engaged them.

Like many very intelligent people, he thought the arguments were so self-evident that he didn't have to make them to the people but rather just spout them out-

that's why his numbers didn't grow but rather shrank.

Kitchen table stuff...Cruz barely touched it.

Trump wallows in it.

It's not difficult to see why things wound up this way.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 28, 2016 09:22 AM (2rmvw)

244 What the ever-lovin' F.


http://tinyurl.com/je395oj


The Justice Department announced a plan to throw $1.75 million at young criminals in hopes that they don't become adult criminals. But you'd never know that given the linguistic fog the DOJ has conjured up.

A press release issued earlier this week describes a new $1.75 million grant program as designed 'to help young people involved in the justice system find jobs and housing.'

Wait, you ask, if these young people are 'involved' in the justice system, doesn't that mean they already have jobs? Like, say, as a trainee in the dispatcher's office, or a desk clerk in the attorney general's office, or maybe a janitor at the local courthouse?

Not exactly. In this case, 'justice-involved youth' is what we're now supposed to call juvenile delinquents, also known as young criminals.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 28, 2016 09:22 AM (fWAjv)

245 That Target story with link is outdated.

Now over 900,000 signers.

Pass the petition around.

https://www.afa.net/action-alerts/sign-the-boycott-target-pledge/

Posted by: artist at April 28, 2016 09:23 AM (TwnkX)

246 If the GOP doesn't nominate a candidate I can support in good conscience, then I'll vote third party or stay home. I have no remaining loyalty to those motherfuckers.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 28, 2016 08:55 AM (eHpnh)

Exactly. Barring a cataclysmic event, still not voting for Trump no matter how much I am guilted and berated. I don't owe anyone my vote. (I thought last time we were don't with voting for people just because they have an R after their name. I'm certainly not voting for a lib who isn't even bothering to pretend to be a Republican.)

I held out as long as I could, while seemingly everyday he or his surrogates would do something new to alienate me further. The person you should be yelling at is Trump.

I foresee many of you joining me during the general election campaign when he really lets his freak flag fly. I may not be classy enough to refrain from saying I told you say.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:24 AM (6bMel)

247 That Target story with link is outdated.

Now over 900,000 signers.

Pass the petition around.

https://www.afa.net/action-alerts/sign-the-boycott-target-pledge/
Posted by: artist at April 28, 2016 09:23 AM (TwnkX)


I will not shop at target anymore

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 09:24 AM (V/InG)

248 In another story, British Labour party spokesman Ken Livingstone has been suspended after a radio interview where he was defending a Muslim Labour party MP who had been suspended for antisemitism. Livingstone claimed that in 1932, Hitler wanted to deport all the Jews in Germany to Palestine so Hitler was a Zionist.


I think that this suspension is evidence that British Jews, while they are overwhelmingly leftists like American Jews, have not taking leave of their senses and lost any sense of self preservation. If a Democrat said something similar, the great majority of American Jews would be rationalizing excuses and blaming Republicans.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at April 28, 2016 09:24 AM (QHgTq)

249 It won't be hillary. Even if she is not indicted someone at the FBI will leak, there are just too many Agents involved for that not to happen. And Trump will destroy her with that.

At this point she is just running to collect piles of cash. I mean seriously, she paid herself a "salary" of $250,000 out of her campaign funds so far.

I am begging you guys not to believe this. I am sure you are a good decent thoughtful person. The average *registered* democrat isn't. Just like criticism of Trump has been like water off a duck's back on the right - so has her email scandal, Benghazi, and Bill's affairs for her on the left. THEY DON'T CARE. They do care about her wall street ties, they care that she may be "moderate" like Bill, they care that she is not left enough. I do not want this woman anywhere near the White House, which is why I am praying that whoever is the Republican nominee sees the writing on the wall and goes all out to make sure she loses. She won't lose if Republicans run the same talking points they have for the last few years. It won't work. As for the FBI - given Bill and Hillary's past and the number of dead and defamed people that they have left in their wake (and the fact that Obama is running interference for her) the chance that someone will risk everything (and I mean everything) is slim. I hope I am wrong, but I don't think so.

Posted by: lightning at April 28, 2016 09:25 AM (AP+SF)

250 f the GOP doesn't nominate a candidate I can support in good conscience, then I'll vote third party or stay home. I have no remaining loyalty to those motherfuckers.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 28, 2016 08:55 AM (eHpnh)

Exactly. Barring a cataclysmic event, still not voting for Trump no matter how much I am guilted and berated. I don't owe anyone my vote. (I thought last time we were don't with voting for people just because they have an R after their name. I'm certainly not voting for a lib who isn't even bothering to pretend to be a Republican.)

I held out as long as I could, while seemingly everyday he or his surrogates would do something new to alienate me further. The person you should be yelling at is Trump.

I foresee many of you joining me during the general election campaign when he really lets his freak flag fly. I may not be classy enough to refrain from saying I told you say.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:24 AM (6bMel)


You can rationalize it anyway you want, but the bottom line, not voting for the Republican Nominee, whomever it is, is a vote for hillary. THAT is the real world and it is THAT world we live in

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 09:25 AM (V/InG)

251 Posted by: naturalfake at April 28, 2016 09:22 AM (2rmvw)

Not to mention all the loads of free media Trump gets and his brand of Obama's stray voltage strategy.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:25 AM (6bMel)

252
#nevertrump=#foreverhillary

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:25 AM (Bbsg+)

253 I think you are right. Lots of us conservatives underestimated how big of a LIV contingent there was on the right. They were evidently drawn to the GOP in the first place not because of a conservative vision, but because of empty substance-free flag-waving symbolism. So they easily fall for the demagogue waving the biggest flag of them all.
Posted by: chemjeff

And they scorned the magnificent party selected leader that gave Hillary a medal.

And the other selected leader that lied to us in Spanish.

Our problems are caused by people who weren't 'real' conservatives.

The purity gag has thus emerged from its own asshole.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 28, 2016 09:26 AM (326rv)

254 Misanthropic Humanitarian: I blame myself on this FS.

As I always told my kids, the important thing is that we find someone to blame. Although, usually, preferably, make it someone not in the room.

...I've been keeping presidential news out of the dump on purpose to avoid this. But, then I lead the dump with the Cruz news. I won't do this again.

Well, to be fair, Cruz's VP pick was hard to avoid as news. They can't all be rescue dog, PO'd Putin, and drunk pilot/mail carrier stories.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dad sez at April 28, 2016 09:26 AM (macz7)

255 I guess it's not possible to have a thread where no Trump/Cruz discussion is allowed and to leave the shouters done below?.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:15 AM (w4NZ

I blame myself on this FS. I've been keeping presidential news out of the dump on purpose to avoid this. But, then I lead the dump with the Cruz news. I won't do this again.

------

I wouldn't. It won't be too much longer before everyone works it out of their system and accepts the results. If Cruz loses next Tuesday that will hasten the ending.

Personally, this is therapeutic for me. It allows me to express thoughts that are swirling around in my head, and allows me to get on with the important things in life.

This week I am working on taking advantage of the latest housing bubble before it bursts. I might not like where things are going, but I don't have a choice but to live with the results.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 09:26 AM (b85As)

256 #nevertrump=#foreverhillary

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:25 AM (Bbsg+)

Yup in the real world that is exactly correct

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 09:26 AM (V/InG)

257 I happily voted for Cruz in the Texas primary, bu I (and Mr DG as well) think he made two critical errors in the past week.

First, the "deal" with Kasich, then yesterday's VP announcement. Both reek of desperation to us, and people don't want to vote for a desperate candidate.

I'm disappointed that he won't win, but it is what it is.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at April 28, 2016 09:26 AM (3rpCw)

258 246 If the GOP doesn't nominate a candidate I can support in good conscience, then I'll vote third party or stay home. I have no remaining loyalty to those motherfuckers.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 28, 2016 08:55 AM (eHpnh)

Exactly. Barring a cataclysmic event, still not voting for Trump no matter how much I am guilted and berated. I don't owe anyone my vote. (I thought last time we were don't with voting for people just because they have an R after their name. I'm certainly not voting for a lib who isn't even bothering to pretend to be a Republican.)

I held out as long as I could, while seemingly everyday he or his surrogates would do something new to alienate me further. The person you should be yelling at is Trump.

I foresee many of you joining me during the general election campaign when he really lets his freak flag fly. I may not be classy enough to refrain from saying I told you say.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:24 AM (6bMel)

Yes, your vote belongs to you and no one can tell you how to use it.

I urge people to vote for the person they want in office and if you choose not to vote, that's cool, too.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 09:27 AM (MQEz6)

259 "Clinton is nudging 50% in all of these polls, except for Battleground, despite having negatives at 54%"
Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 08:37 AM (b85As)


WTF explains this? Are we a nation of schizophrenics?

Posted by: creeper at April 28, 2016 09:27 AM (ghfOx)

260 There's no difference between that and what was
done to Hastert. A miscarriage of justice and an embarrassment to the
legal system.



Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at April 28, 2016 09:13 AM (26zxJ)



Odds that it will be overturned on appeal?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. A certified LIV AND! Racist. at April 28, 2016 09:22 AM (WVsWD)
=====
How long has it taken for other Rs to go through appeal process and I don't think Hastert has that long. My current theory (subject to ongoing revision as more comes out) is that he is the R this election cycle in Illinois. Last one was Blago, before that Ryan (R), before that another D.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 28, 2016 09:28 AM (MIKMs)

261 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:09 AM (w4NZ

Here you go FS. This is part of the chant from the Good Friday evening service (the Lamentations), which is tomorrow for us. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Byo9OFz_4

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 28, 2016 09:28 AM (bzd8I)

262 That's pretty much the new meme. Trump is oblablah.

It's really too bad Scott Walker decided that Chamber of Commerce $$$ was more important than votes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Good but not plenty. at April 28, 2016 09:28 AM (WVsWD)

263 Try this:

" I prefer my post-Apocalyptic Wasteland America to have casinos and a big Mexican wall. And Rosie O'Donnell might just leave."


Does that help?

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:29 AM (Bbsg+)

264 I guess it's not possible to have a thread where no Trump/Cruz discussion is allowed and to leave the shouters done below?.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:15 AM (w4NZ


it's not a trump vs cruz thing. It is certain commentators, one in particular, that is essentially a shadow dem determined to undermine the Republican nominee and help put hillary in the White House and at the same time spreading this alt-right bullshit. ANd THAT I will not tolerate. I can't speak for others

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 09:29 AM (V/InG)

265 If the NCAA is going to pull the men's basketball tournament out of North Carolina, does this mean they're going to allow men to play in the women's tournament?

You never know when a male point guard is going to identify as a female center.

Posted by: Michael at April 28, 2016 09:29 AM (KClXw)

266 Before I parachute out of this thread I thought I'd post a Tim Hawkins comedy video on Cracker Barrel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jky4Ysw6FT8

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:29 AM (w4NZ8)

267 You can rationalize it anyway you want, but the bottom line, not voting for the Republican Nominee, whomever it is, is a vote for hillary. THAT is the real world and it is THAT world we live in
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 09:25 AM (V/InG)

No, it isn't. A vote for Hillary is a vote for Hillary.

Look, I gave this lots of thought and my decision was not made lightly. Again, you can blame Trump. I started out with positive feelings toward him and he systematically hacked away at them. Even when I despised what he was doing, I still planned to vote for him. But he worked really hard to lose my vote, and he succeeded.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:30 AM (6bMel)

268 I've been solidly anti-Trump for a while now. I'd say that I was Trump-curious last summer and fall. My hope was that once Trump saw that he had a real shot of winning, he'd buckle down and bone up on basic conservative principles. You know, so he'd know how to handle the questions that were definitely coming (e.g., abortion, Iran deal), and how to have the correct impulses on new questions that arose (trannies in the bathroom). I also hoped that he'd develop some discipline and some manners, because as appealing as his shoot-from-the-hip insult-comic style can be when he's taking on SJWs and other enemies of liberty, he needs to soften his image for the general election.

He's done none of those things, of course. The groundwork for a "pivot" to the general should have started six or eight months ago, and it hasn't remotely begun. He doesn't know conservatism from a hole in the ground.

Having said all that... if he's the nominee, the party needs to close ranks and support him. If you cannot in good conscience vote for him, if you think it will put the stain of sin on your soul, okay. But the whole reason that we have soulless, corporate political parties is to elect the person the party nominates. Whether that person is as conservative as Cruz or liberal and insane as Trump, they get that support because *that's the deal*.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at April 28, 2016 09:30 AM (26zxJ)

269 >>>You can rationalize it anyway you want, but the bottom line, not voting for the Republican Nominee, whomever it is, is a vote for hillary. THAT is the real world and it is THAT world we live in



Yeah? Who gives a fuck. I don't owe the GOP, neither Trump nor you any fucking allegiance.

He's your problem, deal with it.

Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 09:30 AM (/E+t2)

270 Again, you can blame Trump.

I don't.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:31 AM (Bbsg+)

271 Posted by: mustbequantum at April 28, 2016 09:28 AM (MIKMs)

You're up near Chicago correct?


You hearing anything about Quinn being under some kind of hush hush investigation?

Rumor of rumor thing but who would Quinn have done dirty?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Good but not plenty. at April 28, 2016 09:31 AM (WVsWD)

272 If you vote R because you are afraid of D, then the gope owns you.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 09:31 AM (MQEz6)

273 >>Before I parachute out of this thread I thought I'd post a Tim Hawkins comedy video on Cracker Barrel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jky4Ysw6FT8
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:29 AM (w4NZ

Thank Fenelon! And hi

Posted by: Lea at April 28, 2016 09:31 AM (lIU4e)

274 First, the "deal" with Kasich, then yesterday's VP announcement.

If I may add some tweakage, would a True Conservative(tm) get in bed with the GOPe and CoC like that?

Posted by: t-bird at April 28, 2016 09:32 AM (ANVXm)

275 That's pretty much the new meme. Trump is oblablah.

It's really too bad Scott Walker decided that Chamber of Commerce $$$ was more important than votes.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Good but not plenty. at April 28, 2016 09:28 AM (WVsWD)

It wasn't a meme for me. I came up with it myself after thinking about it. It doesn't refer to ideology (I don't Trump has one, other than Trump) but to some tactics and the relationship between Trump and his core of supporters.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:33 AM (6bMel)

276 My hope was that once Trump saw that he had a real shot of winning, he'd buckle down and bone up on basic conservative principles. You know, so he'd know how to handle the questions that were definitely coming (e.g., abortion, Iran deal), and how to have the correct impulses on new questions that arose (trannies in the bathroom). I also hoped that he'd develop some discipline and some manners, because as appealing as his shoot-from-the-hip insult-comic style can be when he's taking on SJWs and other enemies of liberty, he needs to soften his image for the general election.

Our problem is, this same thing can be applied to every republican leader we have. Except for the shoot-from-the-hip style.

They have no principles; only self interest. And they despise us.

We are where we are, with the front runner we have, because of this.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 28, 2016 09:33 AM (326rv)

277 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 28, 2016 09:28 AM (bzd8I)

Hey, thanks. I've been going to several services at the Orthodox Church. I went last night for the anointing. Lovey I have to say you Orthodox have stamina!! :^) There's 'about 11 services between between Palm Sunday and the following Monda?y and when the priest said, "Please kneel if you can: there are no pews I said, "Wow" I knelt. Anyway, I plan to go back for one of the services tomorrow.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:34 AM (w4NZ8)

278 I've been guilted into voting for crappy Repub candidates for the last time. A write-in is NOT "a vote for Hillary". That old dog won't hunt any more.

Posted by: creeper at April 28, 2016 09:34 AM (ghfOx)

279 265 If the NCAA is going to pull the men's basketball tournament out of North Carolina, does this mean they're going to allow men to play in the women's tournament?

You never know when a male point guard is going to identify as a female center.
Posted by: Michael at April 28, 2016 09:29 AM (KClXw)

Well at least there would be dunks in Women's hoops then.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 09:34 AM (voOPb)

280 Yeah? Who gives a fuck. I don't owe the GOP, neither Trump nor you any fucking allegiance.

He's your problem, deal with it.
Posted by: Arson Wells

This!

In other news, unlike Ace, I have not and will not openly contemplate voting for Hillary.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 28, 2016 09:34 AM (326rv)

281 Ted Cruz could have taken the remaining states with right VP choice.

Al Sharpton.

He needed someone authentically black to have a chance.

If you're going to make a bold, Hail Mary move, make it big.

Posted by: jwest at April 28, 2016 09:34 AM (Zs4uk)

282 237 Morning, people in my phone
----------------------------------------------

Right back at you! Hope your sanity product helps your day turn out well.

Posted by: MTF at April 28, 2016 09:34 AM (/m8T6)

283 Lovey=Lovely!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:35 AM (w4NZ8)

284 I don't care who anyone votes for.


At all. In my opinion it's all just buzzards on the corpse anyway.


But adults do take responsibility for their own actions.

The consequences of jumping out of a 10th story window is likely death.

The consequences of not voting for Trump is likely Hillary.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:35 AM (Bbsg+)

285 creeper: WTF explains this? Are we a nation of schizophrenics?

I believe the current term is "bi-polar." And, yes.

!

I think, altogether, some people are far too anxious and easily disturbed about political shenanigans. To paraphrase the wise old philosopher, Pogo:

Don't take life politics so serious.
It ain't no-how permanent.

Posted by: mindful webworker - skoosh a bug and we gets rain at April 28, 2016 09:35 AM (macz7)

286 Boehner rips Cruz: 'Lucifer in the flesh,' 'miserable son of a bitch' http://is.gd/zoyiIm


Another high-profile Cruz endorsement.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at April 28, 2016 09:35 AM (evdj2)

287 @259
Shut up! Shut up your hate speech because Free Speech!

Posted by: Schizophrenic Justice Warrior at April 28, 2016 09:35 AM (k8tEg)

288 Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 09:14 AM (b85As)

Dave, one of the things I liked about the analysis is that it gave me a "d'oh" moment about persuading people to the conservative side.
Gotta let them know how conservatism will help them personally (aka kitchen table stuff)

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 09:35 AM (nbrY/)

289 Home sick today. Morning horde.

Positive: Already enjoyed watching Dr. Peter Johnson what's-his-face on Fox suffering extreme butt hurt about Bernie and Cruz not packing it in- so his queen Scrunt can be coronated.

Bad: Boehner thinks Cruz is lucifer. My oh my, how these folks who get to retire on the DC cocktail/ lobbyist circuit are kind of protective of their cushy circumstance.

So he gives up his power, gets a swell salary from the people he's been representing, and can still summon the lapdog MSFM whenever he wishes to opine in his enemies.

Posted by: Cooldawg at April 28, 2016 09:36 AM (X2j6Y)

290 If you vote R because you are afraid of D, then the gope owns you.

They only have to be a *little bit better*, not good, but just that little bit. And that's all they'll feel the need to do.

Posted by: . at April 28, 2016 09:36 AM (ZKlDy)

291 @259
According to Google on my iPhone capitalism is the scourge of history!

Posted by: Schizophrenic Justice Warrior at April 28, 2016 09:37 AM (k8tEg)

292 Re the "Oops!" headline, I'm going to need a moment to recover from the notion that someone actually took responsibility for her actions and didn't whine and wail that the school is out to get her.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 28, 2016 09:37 AM (SEXy3)

293 Posted by: mindful webworker - skoosh a bug and we gets rain at April 28, 2016 09:35 AM (macz7)

My favorite Pogo quote: "We have met the enemy...and he is us."

Posted by: creeper at April 28, 2016 09:37 AM (ghfOx)

294
#nevertrump=#foreverhillary



Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:25 AM (Bbsg+)



Yup in the real world that is exactly correct

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 09:26 AM (V/InG)
=====
No, in the real world, there are states Illinois for one, where my R vote in the general is exactly meaningless. In NJ, with a putative R Governor, yes, maybe every individual vote could count. You do understand the Electoral College, right?

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 28, 2016 09:38 AM (MIKMs)

295 Having said all that... if he's the nominee, the party needs to close ranks and support him. If you cannot in good conscience vote for him, if you think it will put the stain of sin on your soul, okay. But the whole reason that we have soulless, corporate political parties is to elect the person the party nominates. Whether that person is as conservative as Cruz or liberal and insane as Trump, they get that support because *that's the deal*.
Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at April 28, 2016 09:30 AM (26zxJ)

Let's not get carried away with the stain of sin thing. It's not that dramatic.

But I agree. If he wins fair and square, I.e., 1237+ on first ballot or winning subsequent ballots, they have to support him. Because them's the rules. Plus the GOPe created juggernaut candidate Trump, so they had better get behind him.

Not being a party apparatchik, I can do whatever I want.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:38 AM (6bMel)

296 "Clinton is nudging 50% in all of these polls, except for Battleground, despite having negatives at 54%"
Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 08:37 AM (b85As)


WTF explains this? Are we a nation of schizophrenics?

----------

It is a consequence of the choice being offered. The Trump supporters have been telling people like me for months to accept reality. This is also an unfortunate reality. Trump is highly disliked by those who aren't in the party. The independents and democrats have driven his negatives into the 70% range. People who will vote don't like Hillary, but they don't like Trump more.

I think that the GOP will end up supporting him, hell they supported McCain for God's sake. But he has a lot of work to do to get the independents he will need to win states like Florida.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 09:39 AM (b85As)

297 I think everyone has the right to vote who they want.
What I don't like is personal.attacks on the character of the voter based on who they vote for.

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 09:39 AM (nbrY/)

298 Bad: Boehner thinks Cruz is lucifer. My oh my, how these folks who get to retire on the DC cocktail/ lobbyist circuit are kind of protective of their cushy circumstance.

So, does this mean that Boehner is part of the LIV alt-right?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 28, 2016 09:39 AM (326rv)

299 No, in the real world, there are states Illinois for one, where my R vote in the general is exactly meaningless.

Yep. Alabama will vote for the R candidate no matter what so I'm off the hook.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at April 28, 2016 09:39 AM (evdj2)

300
In other news, unlike Ace, I have not and will not openly contemplate voting for Hillary.
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 28, 2016 09:34 AM (326rv)


In Ace's defense, I've said the same shit. Mainly as hyperbole at my disgust at the thought of voting for the elderly moron television celebrity and to piss off his supporters.

Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 09:39 AM (/E+t2)

301 Muslim cemetery huh. Seems to me there's a lot of Empty Quarter available.

Posted by: DaveA at April 28, 2016 09:39 AM (DL2i+)

302 Not being a party apparatchik, I can do whatever I want.

Yep.

Funny how freedom from the GOP shit-sandwich cycle came in the form of the weird-haired host from the Apprentice.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:40 AM (Bbsg+)

303 So orangeboner goes off on Cruz? Oh well. Point for Cruz.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Good but not plenty. at April 28, 2016 09:40 AM (WVsWD)

304 Good God, the yuggge SJW who screamed and tired herself out waving her arms for 10 seconds at C Hoff-Sommers, Crowder and Milo Y?

She has a dating site.

She's all for anarcho-communism. A goal of hers is to "become a better activist."

Another goal? She wants to learn belly dancing.

She wants casual sex and is bisexual.

So, hey, 'rons here's your chance

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 28, 2016 09:40 AM (P8951)

305 Yeah? Who gives a fuck. I don't owe the GOP, neither Trump nor you any fucking allegiance.

I'm loving hearing this sentiment. I seem to remember 2 years ago, and then four years ago "hey, vote for random squishy fake conservative X, or it's a vote for random socialist Y".

Yet, *now* there's a bunch of pushback on that.

oookay.

Posted by: GMan at April 28, 2016 09:41 AM (sxq57)

306 It is a consequence of the choice being offered.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

It is? Obama has similar numbers, and he's been a train wreck for years now.

This could be the new floor.

And supposedly these same polls show katshitt as being the second Coming of Christ. And people know nothing about this choice.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 28, 2016 09:41 AM (326rv)

307
The consequences of not voting for Trump is likely Hillary.
Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:35 AM (Bbsg+)


Again, not my fucking problem. Take it up with the fools who help nominate him. You set your own house on fire to spite the Establishment, so don't blame me because I didn't help put it out.

Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 09:42 AM (/E+t2)

308 The consequences of not voting for Trump is likely Hillary.
Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:35 AM (Bbsg+)

I would agree except that Hillary is MOST likely to trounce him. Maybe he can be persuaded to behave like an adult, then maybe he can beat her.

Note: behave like an adult doesn't mean kid gloves with Hillary.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:42 AM (6bMel)

309
304 Good God, the yuggge SJW who screamed and tired herself out waving her arms for 10 seconds at C Hoff-Sommers, Crowder and Milo Y?

She has a dating site.

She's all for anarcho-communism. A goal of hers is to "become a better activist."

Another goal? She wants to learn belly dancing.

She wants casual sex and is bisexual.

So, hey, 'rons here's your chance
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 28, 2016 09:40 AM (P8951)

She just hasn't blossomed yet.

Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 09:42 AM (MQEz6)

310 I'm loving hearing this sentiment.

The shit sandwich must be nice and slathered with my favorite toppings.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:42 AM (Bbsg+)

311 I don't have to like who I vote for.
I'm not voting for a friend.
I vote for self interest, where my interests align with my country's.

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 09:42 AM (nbrY/)

312 creeper: My favorite Pogo quote: "We have met the enemy...and he is us."

I'm partial to the quote I abused above, but I have a poster of "met the enemy" hanging on the wall in the office. Pogo standing in a trash-littered swamp - kind of earth-day AmerInd-shedding-tear theme, but, then, Walt Kelly was not as wise as his main character. !!

Posted by: mindful webworker misses Miz Hepzibah at April 28, 2016 09:43 AM (macz7)

313 on drudge:
trump with most republican votes in history... kinda conflicts with what we are told day in and day out about those yuge negatives with womens and minorities and conservatives .... or maybe there are just alot more racists in the country than we thought

Posted by: E.T. at April 28, 2016 09:44 AM (c+7Ko)

314 In other news, unlike Ace, I have not and will not openly contemplate voting for Hillary.
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 28, 2016 09:34 AM (326rv)


In Ace's defense, I've said the same shit. Mainly as hyperbole at my disgust at the thought of voting for the elderly moron television celebrity and to piss off his supporters.
Posted by: Arson Wells

Okay.

But people here are saying that we HAVE to vote for the thing with an 'R' or Hillary will win......That tack would work better on this blog is the said owner of the said blog hadn't openly advocated skipping the middleman and going straight for empress mommom.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 28, 2016 09:44 AM (326rv)

315 so don't blame me because I didn't help put it out.


I don't.


Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:44 AM (Bbsg+)

316 286 http://is.gd/zoyiIm
--------------------------------------------

That sure is interesting; Boehner predicts Biden enters the race, if Hilary's national security/email failure gets a little bit more advanced (which it will), he supports Kasich and even Trump (big spenders both, like him, so I guess I understand) and he hates Cruz with an intense passion.

Having met senior Congressmen I interpret that hate as saying Cruz is trying to stop the Washington spending, because that's all Boehner cares about (getting more money for his purposes while others get less for theirs).

Posted by: MTF at April 28, 2016 09:45 AM (/m8T6)

317 Trump embarrasses some people. That's the rub. They don't like to be embarrassed. Trump is supposed to act a certain way at certain times.

Not going to happen.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Vote for me! Free Cookies!! Milk too if you vote twice. at April 28, 2016 09:45 AM (WVsWD)

318 You hearing anything about Quinn being under some kind of hush hush investigation?



Rumor of rumor thing but who would Quinn have done dirty?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Good but not plenty. at April 28, 2016 09:31 AM (WVsWD)
=====
Really can't imagine Quinn doing anything dirty (aside from being a Dem). He was totally ineffectual and strengthened the Madigan Cartel. Not a whisper -- in my area of establishment Rs, he was liked personally but not considered a big threat. I think he ran against the perpetual candidate Oberweis, which was an easy win.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 28, 2016 09:45 AM (MIKMs)

319 304 Another goal? She wants to learn belly dancing.

Shoot me now.

Posted by: jsg at April 28, 2016 09:46 AM (uUhhd)

320 Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can write Trump 2016 at will on University sidewalks. There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing is sacred. Even those who arrange and design bloggeries are under considerable economic stress in this period in history.

Posted by: Roger the Blogger at April 28, 2016 09:46 AM (CUk0C)

321 If the NCAA is going to pull the men's basketball tournament out of North Carolina, does this mean they're going to allow men to play in the women's tournament?

------

And what would the NCAA do if the state of North Carolina decided to pull out of the tourney? The NCAA needs North Carolina, Duke, NC State, and Wake Forest more than they need the NCAA.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 09:46 AM (b85As)

322 I'd vote for Lyin' Ted, but only if Carly Fiorina blew me......

Posted by: Johnny "Red" Boehner at April 28, 2016 09:47 AM (Kxwl2)

323 So if we don't all come together to vote against Hillary we bide our time and suddenly four years out we'll have a chance to vote someone better in? I'm thinking in 2020 we will be even more fractured. I'm not seeing the Gope comes roaring back in 2020.

Posted by: nckate at April 28, 2016 09:47 AM (/ygaY)

324 She wants casual sex and is bisexual.

So, hey, 'rons here's your chance
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 28, 2016 09:40 AM (P8951)

She will get the casual sex. It has long been my observation that fat, ugly, obnoxious women have no problem giving away sex. How do I know, the sheer number of these women who reproduce. Last Thursday, the first COSTCO in Oklahoma opened. The number of women who looked like this chick or worse, who had multiple kids with them proves my point. Same point can be proved by going to any Welfare Office or other such place.

So just remember, being a fat, ugly, obnoxious soul shredding bitch does not preclude one from also being a great big old whore.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 28, 2016 09:47 AM (kXoT0)

325 My blog post today is just a sale alert

Link in nic

Working on an actual review

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 09:48 AM (nbrY/)

326 Funny how freedom from the GOP shit-sandwich cycle came in the form of the weird-haired host from the Apprentice.
Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:40 AM (Bbsg+)

I just got naturalized, so this is my first opportunity to vote. I was salivating at the opportunity to vote against the witch of Benghazi. You can imagine what it took for me to make the decision not to vote for Trump, even if you don't agree. And I am not an emotional person who makes, so I tend not to make emotion-based decisions.

I'm not #nevertrump, though, because 1) I think hash tags are silly and 2) never say never.

But that's my decision for the moment, and I doubt it will change based on the current trajectory.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:48 AM (6bMel)

327 BTW I am NOT saying that anyone HAS to vote for anyone.
Unwad your panties.

If fewer people vote for Trump than Hillary , she will likely win. (Yes I understand the Electoral College.)

Write in your dog. Go nuts.

When I said #nevertrump = #foreverhillary I mean that as a block of voters.

Obviously the real world impact of the individual votes of the moron Horde is so minute it is almost nonexistent.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:50 AM (Bbsg+)

328 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 28, 2016 09:34 AM

Glad you've had the chance to join us this week. If you manage to get to any of tomorrow's services, I recommend the evening. Long, but worth experiencing.

And just for the chuckle...

https://www.facebook.com/GrumpyOrthodoxCat/

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 28, 2016 09:50 AM (bzd8I)

329 Donna&&&&V: ...So, hey, 'rons here's your chance



http://iotwreport.com/social-jabba-warrior/
http://iotwreport.com/udderly-worthless/

Posted by: mindful webworker - um... not my type at April 28, 2016 09:50 AM (macz7)

330
But that's my decision for the moment,

Cool .

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:50 AM (Bbsg+)

331 U.S. economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter to its slowest pace in two years as consumer spending softened and a strong dollar continued to undercut exports, but a pick-up in activity is anticipated given a buoyant labor market.




First of all "braked sharply". Lovely English from Lucia Mutikani of Reuters. And you can always count on that twat to spin the hell out of the worse economic news.


Gross domestic product increased at a 0.5 percent annual rate, the weakest since the first quarter of 2014, the Labor Department said on Thursday



And how much did they have to massage it just to get it to 0.5?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 28, 2016 09:50 AM (493sH)

332 304 Good God, the yuggge SJW who screamed and tired herself out waving her arms for 10 seconds at C Hoff-Sommers, Crowder and Milo Y?

She has a dating site.

She's all for anarcho-communism. A goal of hers is to "become a better activist."

Another goal? She wants to learn belly dancing.

She wants casual sex and is bisexual.

So, hey, 'rons here's your chance
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 28, 2016 09:40 AM (P8951)

Bisexual? Does that mean she has sex with humans and animals of the bovine persuasion?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 09:51 AM (voOPb)

333 I guess it's because we've watched Apprentice for years, I don't get the Trump hate.
Yeah, he's a gigantic blow-hard.
So what?
I don't find him threatening. I think he would be miles better than any Dem in the WH.

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 09:51 AM (nbrY/)

334 That was the big announcement?? Carla Furino?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 28, 2016 09:52 AM (Dj0WE)

335 and to piss off his supporters.
Posted by: Arson Wells

===

Go in Peace.

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Sausage Trick at April 28, 2016 09:52 AM (3ZtZW)

336 Everybody's feeling FEISTY today, huh?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 28, 2016 09:52 AM (xuouz)

337 Bisexual?


eww

Posted by: a Bison at April 28, 2016 09:53 AM (Bbsg+)

338 Bisexual means she hasn't had much if any luck with guys wanting to hit that

Posted by: nckate at April 28, 2016 09:53 AM (/ygaY)

339 The polls are skewed by having to include people who know who Kasich is.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 09:53 AM (B+Arn)

340 I'll vote for Trump because I'm ok with him.

However, I won't guilt or shame anyone into voting for him just because I will. I didn't appreciate it when it was done to me last election, and I won't push that crap on anyone else either.

After 2012, I vowed to never again vote out of guilt. I would have stuck to that if certain candidates were the nominee (looking at you Jeb and Kasich).

We have free will. Do what your heart and conscience says is right and don't worry about what anyone else says or thinks.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at April 28, 2016 09:53 AM (3rpCw)

341 >>>But that's my decision for the moment, and I doubt it will change based on the current trajectory.


Well, I certainly understand that sentiment.

Contrary to popular belief though, Trump still has to get 1237. I'll save my decision of whether I'll do a write in or sit out the general. I'm leaning sit out because of the fact the cowards in Congress refuse to learn and therefore maybe more democratic rule will put a spring in their step next time they get a majority.

Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 09:53 AM (/E+t2)

342 Target Boycott Growing Larger





I'm liking it. Target has been lefty douches for a while. Let's start seeing stores closing

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 28, 2016 09:54 AM (493sH)

343 Trump embarrasses some people. That's the rub. They don't like to be embarrassed. Trump is supposed to act a certain way at certain times.

Not going to happen.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Vote for me! Free Cookies!! Milk too if you vote twice. at April 28, 2016 09:45 AM (WVsWD)

Can you please stop this? People, including myself, have detailed subtantive reasons for not supporting him, yet some of you keep on going back to the embarrassment or style thing. It may be true for some, but certainly not all, and not most anti-Trumpers here.

This is a disingenuous statement.

And yes, it isn't too much to ask that a man in his 70s doesn't throw tantrums like a toddler. I bet most of you would not tolerate that type of behavior of it was some regular Joe who wasn't a billionaire celebrity.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:54 AM (6bMel)

344 Whoa. Someone's comment got poofed. {pulls horns in}

Posted by: creeper at April 28, 2016 09:54 AM (ghfOx)

345 It is a consequence of the choice being offered.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

It is? Obama has similar numbers, and he's been a train wreck for years now.

This could be the new floor.

And supposedly these same polls show katshitt as being the second Coming of Christ. And people know nothing about this choice.

-----

No Obama didn't have similar numbers. You can go look at the 2012 number on RCP. Even after the "Summer of Romney's Dog", Obama only managed to drive Romney's negatives up into the 50s.

Look, I spent a year living with polling numbers in 2012. I watch polls a lot, it is a hobby. It isn't my fault that they are what they are. The fact is that Trump matches up badly against Hillary. Kasich does well against her because he doesn't have the same negatives Cruz and especially Trump have. They aren't reflecting Kasich support.

People are free to disbelieve the polls, but I tried that in 2006 and 2012, and it turned out badly both times.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 28, 2016 09:55 AM (b85As)

346 However, I won't guilt or shame anyone into voting for him just because I
will. I didn't appreciate it when it was done to me last election, and
I won't push that crap on anyone else either.


Preach it.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:55 AM (Bbsg+)

347 So just remember, being a fat, ugly, obnoxious soul shredding bitch does not preclude one from also being a great big old whore.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 28, 2016 09:47 AM (kXoT0)

True. But screwing this particular whore has dangers that go beyond getting crushed as flat as St. Pancake if she rolls over on you. Fail to please her (and obviously she's easily displeased) and she'll scream rape.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 28, 2016 09:55 AM (P8951)

348 Is it wrong that I just fantasized do about seeing John Boehner cross the street in front of me while I'm at the wheel of my 1-Ton Dodge Ram?

Seriously, the fact that Boehner favors Trump to Cruz really is all we need to know, amirite?

I'm tempted to vote for Trump in general, but is it really that crazy to let all the children wash into majorities so they can wreck the country more quickly- and provide the representation LIVs really deserve?

The revival/ restoration cannot happen until the GOPe dies and LIV's eyes are opened ala present day Venezuela.

Posted by: Cooldawg at April 28, 2016 09:55 AM (X2j6Y)

349 I don't find him threatening. I think he would be miles better than any Dem in the WH.
Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 09:51 AM (nbrY/)

I find his temperament or lack thereof quite concerning.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 09:55 AM (voOPb)

350 I'm liking it. Target has been lefty douches for a while. Let's start seeing stores closing

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 28, 2016 09:54 AM (493sH)
They already are. Ours closed last year, after the gun kerfuffle.

Posted by: creeper at April 28, 2016 09:56 AM (ghfOx)

351 Will it be the know-nothing LIV contingent and the alt-right racists, those who constitute Trump's base?

Or will it be the constitutional conservatives, those who constitute Cruz's base?
Posted by: chemjeff at April 28, 2016 08:35 AM (dpnZC)

I see chemjeff is still throwing around the racist barbs. It got him in trouble last night when AtC took him to the woodshed. It may work in the faculty lounge, protected from the real world, but not here.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 28, 2016 09:57 AM (vPdas)

352 Well, I will say this, the only three GOP candidates that I would not vote for in November are effectively gone--Yeb!, Kasich, and Rubio. I voted for Cruz in my primary. I will happily vote for Trump--simply to enjoy this:

the first actual chance that I have ever had to vote against The Grand Old Hag.

Time after time, she has been put in power through this machination or that safe election where I had no vote and I had to sit by and watch her foul behavior and criminal malfeasance, so, hellzya, I am going to vote against her, even if that means voting for Trump. It really is just that simple.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 28, 2016 09:57 AM (kXoT0)

353
True. But screwing this particular whore has dangers that go beyond getting crushed as flat as St. Pancake if she rolls over on you. Fail to please her (and obviously she's easily displeased) and she'll scream rape.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 28, 2016 09:55 AM (P8951

Joe: Hey Pete, I got lucky last night.
Pete: With who Joe?
Joe: You know that chick I met in Gender Studies 101 with the funky hair.
Pete: Oh God Joe you hit that, how much booze did you have?
Joe: Not enough, I still remember that I did it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 09:57 AM (voOPb)

354 She has a dating site.

So, she loathes herself and everyone else by extension. She should focus on being a better person instead of a better activist.

Posted by: no good deed at April 28, 2016 09:57 AM (GgxVX)

355 http://iotwreport.com/social-jabba-warrior/
http://iotwreport.com/udderly-worthless/

Posted by: mindful webworker - um... not my type at April 28, 2016 09:50 AM (macz7)

Some very mean spirited but laugh worthy comments there.

"Paint it green......"

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Vote for me! Free Cookies!! Milk too if you vote twice. at April 28, 2016 09:57 AM (WVsWD)

356
Interesting comments and photos of life in Raqqa under ISIS:

https://twitter.com/Watcherone

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 28, 2016 09:58 AM (iQIUe)

357 I guess it's because we've watched Apprentice for years, I don't get the Trump hate.
Yeah, he's a gigantic blow-hard.
So what?
I don't find him threatening. I think he would be miles better than any Dem in the WH.
Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 09:51 AM (nbrY/)


It's simple, really. It's like the movie Caddyshack. Don Trump didn't just show up and tear divots on their greens, smash their little dingies. It's that it's THEIR gold and yacht club!! How DARE he come in and act like he belongs!!!


Gope is Judge Smails: You'll get nothing and like it!

Posted by: BurtTC at April 28, 2016 09:58 AM (Dj0WE)

358 Trump embarrasses some people. That's the rub. They
don't like to be embarrassed. Trump is supposed to act a certain way at
certain times.



Not going to happen.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Vote for me! Free Cookies!! Milk too if you vote twice. at April 28, 2016 09:45 AM (WVsWD)
=====
Let's all go to Mrs. John Smith's funeral and make fun of her. Loudly. Yes, we all have to act certain ways at certain times and if someone is incapable of modifying their behavior to circumstances then we judge them pretty harshly. (See overweight baby waving arms demanding agreement with her views above.)

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 28, 2016 09:58 AM (MIKMs)

359 I bet most of you would not tolerate that type of behavior of it was some regular Joe who wasn't a billionaire celebrity.


For me , I expect politicians to act like politicians. THat means doing what it takes to WIN.

Not what it takes to win ME ( or you). See what I mean?

Niceness or Assholishness is all planned, strategized weaponized and applied .

Otherwise we are electing Miss America.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 09:59 AM (Bbsg+)

360 Good God, the yuggge SJW who screamed and tired herself out waving her arms for 10 seconds at C Hoff-Sommers, Crowder and Milo Y?

She has a dating site.

She's all for anarcho-communism. A goal of hers is to "become a better activist."

Another goal? She wants to learn belly dancing.

She wants casual sex and is bisexual.

So, hey, 'rons here's your chanc


****

Yeah. Heh. It was on Twitter last night. I'm still waiting on an answer to my question about it.

http://bit.ly/1XX0hQO

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 28, 2016 09:59 AM (SEXy3)

361 Hi, FenelonSpoke!
*waves*

Any chance you can get our host to let you do another "Happiness" thread?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 28, 2016 09:59 AM (NOIQH)

362 True. But screwing this particular whore has dangers that go beyond getting crushed as flat as St. Pancake if she rolls over on you. Fail to please her (and obviously she's easily displeased) and she'll scream rape.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 28, 2016 09:55 AM (P8951)

That is always true. Any desperate little college dweeb who takes her up on her offering really should remember that ain't nothing free and what's offered as free usually has a high hidden cost.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 28, 2016 09:59 AM (kXoT0)

363 >>>People are free to disbelieve the polls, but I tried that in 2006 and 2012, and it turned out badly both times.


Amen to that Dave. I had that same conversation with a coworker last night. I still remember Rush's fat ass saying not to believe the polls and that Romney could win in a landslide!

Not falling for that stupidity again. Facts and numbers don't lie.

Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 10:00 AM (/E+t2)

364
I find his temperament or lack thereof quite concerning.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 09:55 AM (voOPb)



Your concern is
[x] noted
[ ] not noted


I can do this because I am your smartass lil sis. I don't mean it though...I've just always wanted to write that.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at April 28, 2016 10:00 AM (3rpCw)

365 1. i just love that photo of the cat in the bread.

2. does any one doubt clinton will run the lowest dirty tricks campaign in history?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 28, 2016 10:00 AM (WTSFk)

366 Yeah? Who gives a fuck. I don't owe the GOP, neither Trump nor you any fucking allegiance.

He's your problem, deal with it.
Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 09:30 AM (/E+t2)


Good you don't give a fuck if hillary is elected. Fine, since America is still free that is your right. Your position is abundently clear. Good Luck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 10:01 AM (V/InG)

367 I find his temperament or lack thereof quite concerning.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 09:55 AM (voOPb)

It's just his persona, imo. Like I said, long time watcher, seen it long enough to know which parts are acts. I know he's philanthropic, I know he's a good dad, I know people who know him personally respect and like him.
I've always been way more skeptical of goody two shoes public persons.

I had hoped Cruz would do well, but once he abandoned his bad boy persona I think he was doomed. Just not the mood of this cycle.

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 10:01 AM (nbrY/)

368 338 Bisexual means she hasn't had much if any luck with guys wanting to hit that
------------------------------------------------------

Far be it from me to question her strategy, but I've always found that male interest in stupid, fat and ugly is directly proportional to how much beer is consumed.

Posted by: MTF at April 28, 2016 10:02 AM (/m8T6)

369 Boehner rips Cruz: 'Lucifer in the flesh,' 'miserable son of a bitch' http://is.gd/zoyiIm


Another high-profile Cruz endorsement.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at April 28, 2016 09:35 AM (evdj2)


Never forget, Gope had this guy as their Speaker for years. And before him, a pedo wrasslin' gym coach.


Gope must die.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 28, 2016 10:02 AM (Dj0WE)

370
"Don't be shocked ... if two weeks before the convention, here comes Joe Biden parachuting in and Barack Obama fanning the flames to make it all happen," Boehner said.
---------------------------

So, he predicts two weeks before the convention. I thought it would be more weeks than that. Wow, two would be dramatic.

Posted by: iforgot at April 28, 2016 10:02 AM (pC96u)

371 I find his temperament or lack thereof quite concerning.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 28, 2016 09:55 AM (voOPb)

He's also very vindictive and can't let the smallest slight go without lashing out. So far he hasn't been able to do much about it but tweet and throw insults. But if he wins, he will have the apparatus of the Fed Govt to use if he wishes.

I will say he would be better than Hillary in the sense that that Witch never lets things go, but you could probably easily get on Trump's good side by sucking up to him.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 10:03 AM (6bMel)

372 2. does any one doubt clinton will run the lowest dirty tricks campaign in history?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 28, 2016 10:00 AM (WTSFk)

She already is. I am frankly astonished that The Bern ain't buried in The Berm by now. Cooler heads must be prevailing on the Dirt Nap option, because she has no problem with it.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 28, 2016 10:03 AM (kXoT0)

373 Far be it from me to question her strategy, but I've always found that
male interest in stupid, fat and ugly is directly proportional to how
much beer is consumed.


Always only a 12 pack away from a rape allegation. Hell of a way to go through college.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 10:04 AM (Bbsg+)

374 Boehner's endorsement of Trump is enough to make me re-think mine.

Posted by: creeper at April 28, 2016 10:04 AM (ghfOx)

375 >>Good God, the yuggge SJW who screamed and tired herself out waving her
arms for 10 seconds at C Hoff-Sommers, Crowder and Milo Y?



Apparently there is a hashtag for her: #Trigglypuff

I really hate social media feeding frenzies.
But as an Instapundit commenter reasoned: this is war, and you have to be willing to fight it (because she sure as heck had no qualms about being really, really ugly to Milo, Christina H-S, and Crowder.

*sigh*

Posted by: Lizzy at April 28, 2016 10:04 AM (NOIQH)

376 Saw on VNN today where Verizon has a strike going, and the union guys are sabotaging the Verizon facilities. This reminded me of something I saw years ago that still elicits a chuckle...

My career was spent as a network engineer. And one thing we spent a lot of time doing was dealing with "the phone company", whether it be AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, whatever. This because if you have a network you will be leasing your facilities (circuits and such) from whoever the local telco happens to be.

Back in the day there was a popular trade publication called "Data Communications" that nearly all of us read. One time someone there decided to do a study on the frequency of "trouble tickets" opened with the various telephone companies. And they made an interesting discovery.

There were in fact times when our networks operated almost perfectly, with almost no trouble tickets needing to be opened with the telcos. But this only happened during one circumstance; when the Communications Workers of America union was out on strike.

Needless to say, we all found this little datum to be hugely amusing (as well as no surprise at all), although the CWA guys did not. The more things change...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at April 28, 2016 10:04 AM (+rQ3M)

377 I can do this because I am your smartass lil sis. I don't mean it though...I've just always wanted to write that.
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at April 28, 2016 10:00 AM (3rpCw)

Are you two really related?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 10:04 AM (6bMel)

378 Never forget, Gope had this guy as their Speaker for years. And before him, a pedo wrasslin' gym coach.

Gope must die.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 28, 2016 10:02 AM (Dj0WE)

Yeah, those two "stalwarts" are the best among us and we therefore must never stoop to a Trump type.

She observes while giggling maniacally.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 28, 2016 10:05 AM (kXoT0)

379 Clemson Prof tells snowflakes to get a grip

Yeah, no. I mean, yeah he did, but his brave speech came after the invertebrate Clemson administrators had already caved in to the crybullies.

So, a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 28, 2016 10:05 AM (e8ge6)

380 Piss on our pissed-offed customers. In the future we will only accept Susan B. Anthony cash. We know what's good for you!

Posted by: Target at April 28, 2016 10:05 AM (gwG9s)

381 Dying here.


http://tinyurl.com/hno9mvv


Don't Ever Kiss This Girl in The Mouth Here is Why


Why Vanessa? Why would people ask you if you eat ass? Why Vanessa? Why would you do that Vaness?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 28, 2016 10:05 AM (/CXhS)

382 Calypso Louis has it all figured out. Navy SEALS killed Bin Laden to keep him from telling the truth about 9/11.

http://tinyurl.com/zro8zhd

Fairy Con always gets to the truth.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 28, 2016 10:05 AM (Nwg0u)

383 I see chemjeff is still throwing around the racist barbs. It got him in trouble last night when AtC took him to the woodshed. It may work in the faculty lounge, protected from the real world, but not here.
Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 28, 2016 09:57 AM (vPdas)


Chemjeff has become a caricature of himself. One of his biggest problems is thinking he's smarter than people he is not smarter than.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 28, 2016 10:06 AM (Dj0WE)

384 Well if the polls are determintive we should just put Hillary in the WH or more accurately Bernie.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 10:06 AM (B+Arn)

385 What I wonder about Screechy McArmfat:

A goal of hers is to "become a better activist."

Does that mean she's trying to come up with new obscenities to scream? Or is she working toward being able to shake her arms for a full 30 seconds without tiring?

I wish her luck with the belly dancing. If sitting in a chair screaming and waving her arms tires her out after 10 seconds, shaking her gut around for any length of time seems like well, quite a mountain to climb.


Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 28, 2016 10:06 AM (P8951)

386 >>>I see chemjeff is still throwing around the racist barbs.


To deny there is not a racist faction within the Trump base is to deny reality.

No one is saying every Trump supporter is racist. A majority are not racist. There are those, like myself, who want our borders enforced for the sake of our sovereignty. Then there are those who want a giant wall to keep all those dirty wetbacks out and to, as Ace said, stop those mexicans from shitting all their beans and drugs on our country.

Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 10:06 AM (/E+t2)

387 *cough Amishdood cough*

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 10:07 AM (Bbsg+)

388 There's a big difference between polls 6 months out and polls 1 month out.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 10:08 AM (B+Arn)

389 Always only a 12 pack away from a rape allegation. Hell of a way to go through college.


Absolutely right. I count my blessings every day I'm not in college now. If I were a guy these days I'd consider engineering school (most are still majority male) or a service academy. Not interested at all in one of these crazy liberal arts schools.

Posted by: MTF at April 28, 2016 10:08 AM (/m8T6)

390 There is s racist faction in supportser of every candidate.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at April 28, 2016 10:08 AM (3rpCw)

391 I'll take the 3 people in the alt-right movement ( LMAO) to the millions on the left in the BLM and "White Privilege" movement any day.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 10:08 AM (V/InG)

392 Never forget, Gope had this guy as their Speaker for years. And before him, a pedo wrasslin' gym coach.

Gope must die.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 28, 2016 10:02 AM (Dj0WE)

Yeah, those two "stalwarts" are the best among us and we therefore must never stoop to a Trump type.

She observes while giggling maniacally.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 28, 2016 10:05 AM (kXoT0)


And now their leader is that empty suit, Ryan. Likely it will be years before we find out what monstrous skeletons are in his closet, but the way he turned on a dime, DURING the election of 2012, tells me it's something he never wants us to know.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 28, 2016 10:08 AM (Dj0WE)

393 Well, racists breathe air. If you don't want to be labelled a racist, just stop breathing now.

FFS

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 10:08 AM (nbrY/)

394 Tim in Illinois or others, if you're interested, Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center laid out reasons for not supporting Trump in an open letter published by Breitbart.

Here's the link: http://bit.ly/1XVxHPM

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 10:08 AM (6bMel)

395 Supporters. Sheesh.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at April 28, 2016 10:09 AM (3rpCw)

396 381 Dying here.
http://tinyurl.com/hno9mvv
Don't Ever Kiss This Girl in The Mouth Here is Why
Why Vanessa? Why would people ask you if you eat ass? Why Vanessa? Why would you do that Vaness?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 28, 2016 10:05 AM (/CXhS)


This is hilarious. "Because it's like brushing your teeth with poop. You don't do it. Why? Because it's poop!"

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 28, 2016 10:09 AM (e8ge6)

397
386 >>>I see chemjeff is still throwing around the racist barbs.


To deny there is not a racist faction within the Trump base is to deny reality.

No one is saying every Trump supporter is racist. A majority are not racist. There are those, like myself, who want our borders enforced for the sake of our sovereignty. Then there are those who want a giant wall to keep all those dirty wetbacks out and to, as Ace said, stop those mexicans from shitting all their beans and drugs on our country.
Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 10:06 AM (/E+t2)

A majority? How kind of you.

51%?


Posted by: eman at April 28, 2016 10:09 AM (MQEz6)

398 >>A goal of hers is to "become a better activist."

she misspelled butter

Posted by: x at April 28, 2016 10:09 AM (nFwvY)

399 And now their leader is that empty suit, Ryan. Likely it will be years before we find out what monstrous skeletons are in his closet, but the way he turned on a dime, DURING the election of 2012, tells me it's something he never wants us to know.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 28, 2016 10:08 AM (Dj0WE)

Agreed.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 28, 2016 10:09 AM (kXoT0)

400 Are you two really related?
Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 10:04 AM (6bMel)


We are related in heart and thought, but not by blood.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at April 28, 2016 10:10 AM (3rpCw)

401 372: as we've seen repeatedly, the left is worse than what they criticize in the right. i.e. clinton will out-nixon nixon.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 28, 2016 10:10 AM (WTSFk)

402 If I were a guy these days I'd consider engineering school (most are still majority male) or a service academy. Not interested at all in one of these crazy liberal arts schools.


Date Townies.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at April 28, 2016 10:10 AM (evdj2)

403 Absolutely right. I count my blessings every day I'm not in college
now. If I were a guy these days I'd consider engineering school (most
are still majority male) or a service academy.


Undergrad? Online FTW.

- Cheaper (somewhat).

- Better value.

- Isolation from Progwacko lawfare warriors

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 10:11 AM (Bbsg+)

404 We are related in heart and thought, but not by blood.
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at April 28, 2016 10:10 AM (3rpCw)

Ah, ok.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 10:11 AM (6bMel)

405 394 Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 10:08 AM (6bMel)
---------------------------------------------------

Thanks for that link chique!

Posted by: MTF at April 28, 2016 10:12 AM (/m8T6)

406 To deny there is not a racist faction within the Trump base is to deny reality.

No one is saying every Trump supporter is racist. A majority are not racist. There are those, like myself, who want our borders enforced for the sake of our sovereignty. Then there are those who want a giant wall to keep all those dirty wetbacks out and to, as Ace said, stop those mexicans from shitting all their beans and drugs on our country.
Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 10:06 AM (/E+t2)


Yeah, sorry, I'm not buying it.


You're way too quick to attribute racism to the cause. If you don't understand why people don't want illegal mexicans invading the country, that's one thing, but except for the hopelessly foolish who permeate EVERY candidate's fan base, race has nothing to do with it.


Nothing.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 28, 2016 10:12 AM (Dj0WE)

407 Well if the polls are determintive we should just put Hillary in the WH or more accurately Bernie.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 28, 2016 10:06 AM (B+Arn)
=====

Polls are determinative for Trump supporters in the GOP, so why bother? I remember several mornings where we were all informed that the juggernaut was unstoppable and we should all just lie back, be accepting, and think MAGA. Bleah. I'm not surrendering my own judgment.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 28, 2016 10:12 AM (MIKMs)

408 This is hilarious. "Because it's like brushing your teeth with poop. You don't do it. Why? Because it's poop!"

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 28, 2016 10:09 AM (e8ge6)


In. Tears.

Glad someone was brave enough to click on it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 28, 2016 10:12 AM (/CXhS)

409 It's Thursday. Has Hillary been indicted yet?

Posted by: Fritz at April 28, 2016 10:12 AM (UzPAd)

410 >>Does that mean she's trying to come up with new obscenities to scream?
Or is she working toward being able to shake her arms for a full 30
seconds without tiring?


3rd wave feminism/progressive activism is a mental disorder.
From the video it looks like she is not playing with a full deck, so she's found a purpose and outlet for expressing her rage at the world for whatever really troubles her. I'm also going to guess that most people on campus, especially administrators and professors, give her a lot of space because it's easier than attempting to contain her (an obese, crazy person could do damage).

That's my guess, anyway...

Sad.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 28, 2016 10:13 AM (NOIQH)

411 "No one is saying every Trump supporter is racist. A majority are not racist."


Hey, we're making progress.

Of course, we're not willing to give up "Whites Only" water fountains and let just anyone sit at the same lunch counters as us, but on the whole, we Trump voters are pretty proud of tolerance.

Posted by: jwest at April 28, 2016 10:13 AM (Zs4uk)

412 I'll take the 3 people in the alt-right movement ( LMAO) to the millions on the left in the BLM and "White Privilege" movement any day.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 10:08 AM (V/InG)

Yes, strangely enough a few Rednecks liquored up and waving a Confederate Flag do not bother me as much as the BLM rioting and killing cops. What is the matter with me? Guess I just don't grok the equation: Black Grievance Merchants = Automatically Innocent in Every Case Up To And Including Murder.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 28, 2016 10:13 AM (kXoT0)

413 >>> There's a big difference between polls 6 months out and polls 1 month out.


Which means nothing since trump has 100% name recognition and people have been witness to the reprobate for decades.

Unless the bastard comes out onstage in a lab coat with the cure to aids and cancer in his hands most people aren't going to change their minds about him. It's just wishful thinking his negatives will change in 6 months.

Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 10:14 AM (/E+t2)

414 You're welcome, MTF.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 10:14 AM (6bMel)

415 Read it already. Didn't change my mind. Been reading that stuff since Walker dropped out like the mindless tool of the CoC he turned out to be.

Been reading it since Paul the lesser dropped out like the fruitcake daddy was.

Been reading it since....

I think that picture has been painted.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Vote for me! Free Cookies!! Milk too if you vote twice. at April 28, 2016 10:14 AM (WVsWD)

416 Why doesn't Hillary denounce the racists voting for her such as those in BLM , LaRaza and CAIR?

Posted by: noone, ever at April 28, 2016 10:14 AM (Bbsg+)

417 Undergrad? Online FTW.

- Cheaper (somewhat).

- Better value.

- Isolation from Progwacko lawfare warriors
Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 10:11 AM (Bbsg+)

Yeppers, full Moron, no pants and another tab open to AoSHQ.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at April 28, 2016 10:15 AM (kXoT0)

418 NCIS: Renaissance nood up

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 28, 2016 10:15 AM (9krrF)

419 ... so how do you know if someone who supports enforcement of our borders is a racist or a patriot... is there a blood test, maybe a checkbox they select in facebook... please tell me

Posted by: E.T. at April 28, 2016 10:16 AM (c+7Ko)

420 >>It's just wishful thinking his negatives will change in 6 months.
Posted by: Arson Wells

I expect them to go up once the democrats / media go weapons free.

Posted by: Aviator at April 28, 2016 10:16 AM (c7vUv)

421 402 Date Townies
-------------------------------------------

I thought that too but my son sent me an article about a guy at UT, recently suspended after a girlfriends father (!) accused him of sexually assaulting his kid (an Austin girl). The father was upset to learn his daughter was part of a threesome and blamed the guy, so, ipso facto, "assault". Even though the girl wasn't a UT student the guy got in trouble.

So, it seems the SJW are on to that dodge.

Posted by: MTF at April 28, 2016 10:16 AM (/m8T6)

422 None. Unless your life goal is to be known as the poop muncher.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 28, 2016 10:16 AM (/CXhS)

423 Why doesn't Hillary denounce the racists voting for her such as those in BLM , LaRaza and CAIR?
Posted by: noone, ever at April 28, 2016 10:14 AM (Bbsg+)

maybe because she is reaching out to them, endorsing their cause and aims, and sucking up with the best of them.
Maybe we should call them the alt-left? LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 28, 2016 10:16 AM (V/InG)

424 "Team Obama raising tobacco prices at U.S. military bases to curb smoking"


Every day there's a new trolling from the cocksuckers of the Obama junta.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at April 28, 2016 10:17 AM (evdj2)

425 "Team Obama raising tobacco prices at U.S. military bases to curb smoking"

GAH.


How many days left again?

Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 10:18 AM (Bbsg+)

426 There has been a documented alt-right presence among Trump supporters and in his rallies.

However, there are not that many of those crazies to begin with, so they constitute a tiny, if dumb and obnoxious, minority.

2. They must be incredibly stupid because Trump allowed his daughter to marry a Joo! (she even converted) and he has Carson and Herman Cain out there talking on his behalf. Maybe he thinks when he becomes president he will lure them into his top secret gas chambers.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 10:19 AM (6bMel)

427 Maybe *they* thinks when he becomes president he will lure them into his top secret gas chambers.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 10:19

FIFM

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 10:20 AM (6bMel)

428 We have free will. Do what your heart and conscience says is right and don't worry about what anyone else says or thinks.

----------

Here here. As I have said, for the most part, I suspect that the Trump supporters and I agree on many things - though obviously not everything. I think they are wrong to support Trump over Cruz, and that Cruz would accomplish what they say they want accomplished much more than Trump. I will not vote for a pro-government liberal just because he is not Hillary and just because he has a catchy slogan (which admittedly is a great slogan).

So we may not agree on a candidate this year. If you want to carry Trump to the finish line, you will do it without me, and without many conservatives. That is the choice made.

Perhaps we will find common ground again in the next election. But in 2016 - Trump is a bridge too far for this conservative.

Posted by: SH at April 28, 2016 10:20 AM (gmeXX)

429 >>>You're way too quick to attribute racism to the cause.


No, actually BurtTC,as an example, I went on to Stormfront and saw the owner and his minions supporting trump. There are other examples too.

I'm not taking back that a tiny fraction of Trump's base is racist when I can go to racist web sites and see it with my own two fucking eyes.

Also, Trump has no control over this. He can't control every nut and screwball that follows him and that goes for anyone in the public eye.

Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 10:21 AM (/E+t2)

430 How many days left again?


Posted by: Mortimer at April 28, 2016 10:18 AM (Bbsg+)

266

Posted by: creeper at April 28, 2016 10:21 AM (ghfOx)

431 Sorry, I know you guys like her, but anyone linked to off-shoring and H1-B overuse makes me shudder.
Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 08:13 AM (nbrY/)
....

Trump's product line is made in China and he's long hired both legal and illegal aliens.

Posted by: stace at April 28, 2016 10:21 AM (ozZau)

432 Yeah, Target has gone full progressive - and a company should never go full progressive.

Last month they hired a former La Raza executive, Monica Lozano, to their board. She is also an activist for AIDS and served as a member of President Obama's Council
on Jobs and Competitiveness, as well as his Economic Recovery Advisory
Board.

Obama is getting his people on the boards and in executive leadership of so many large US corporation that we will be feeling his progressive influence for many years to come. That's wht these companies are getting all political - they've hired Obama cronies (no doubt to curry favor w/the WH) who are then well-placed to jump into the latest progressive cause with boycotts or implementing the latest social change. This is essentially fascism, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 28, 2016 10:22 AM (NOIQH)

433 381 Dying here.

That guy is so funny. Can't stop laughing.

Posted by: jsg at April 28, 2016 10:23 AM (uUhhd)

434 >>>Why doesn't Hillary denounce the racists voting for her such as those in BLM , LaRaza and CAIR?


Who's disputing this, other than other leftists?

You can throw in obama in there to with his BLM supporters.

Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 10:23 AM (/E+t2)

435 RWC: ...http://tinyurl.com/hno9mvv
Don't Ever Kiss This Girl in The Mouth Here is Why...


Doubly whammied.

First, in a moment of stupidity, I decided to follow that link.

Since TinyURLs take sometimes as much as 45 seconds to load, I went to refill my coffee cup.

Second, I hear a voice - auto-running YouTube vid. I run to the desk and close the tab. Yeesh!

Fortunately, did not seem to awaken Milady.

Hey, BTW, folks, YouTube has their own short URLs (via Share button on any vid) - no need to use other, which masks that it's a YooToob link.

Posted by: mindful webworker - moot moot mute at April 28, 2016 10:25 AM (macz7)

436 Sorry, I know you guys like her, but anyone linked to off-shoring and H1-B overuse makes me shudder.
Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 08:13 AM (nbrY/)
....

Trump's product line is made in China and he's long hired both legal and illegal aliens.
Posted by: stace at April 28, 2016 10:21 AM (ozZau)

Apparently, as recently as last year he was still giving preference to foreigners when hiring at MaraLago and only made the bare minimum effort to even try to advertise for Americans, which is required for the h-2b Visa.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 10:26 AM (6bMel)

437 >>That guy is so funny. Can't stop laughing.

Yep, and it's such a normal reaction!
What kind or world do we live in that some young gal thinks it's a good idea of posting a video review of eating a$$?????????
So glad I'm an old married lady!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 28, 2016 10:26 AM (NOIQH)

438 Posted by: naturalfake at April 28, 2016 09:22 AM (2rmvw)

Not to mention all the loads of free media Trump gets and his brand of Obama's stray voltage strategy.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:25 AM (6bMel)



Hi chique,

Well, that's the thing.

A good campaign adapts to the circumstances around it and adopts successful tactics.

Republicans are lousy at this because- I guess consultants keep them in their little poll approved/GOPe mandated cages.

Were I Cruz-

I would've done two things and I believe I was talking about this in Dec-Jan-

1) Kitchen table, kitchen table, kitchen table and talk about how my policies would help American families

2) I would have adopted Trump's strong/harsh statement tactics but against Obama and Hillary!

I would've gone as far as I could, made statements that guaranteed me airtime just like Trump

but about the Democrats.


You can still be dignified but take the wood to the Dims as harshly as possible.

It would've been a game changer. Let Trump go after fellow Republicans- you go after Hillary!/Obama in a way the news programs can't refuse.

Cruz never adapted.


Sad to hear you won't vote for Trump, but whatevs.

What was the breaking point for you?

And no, I'm not trying to convince you.


I have my own theory on what is going on with Trump as it mirrors another cultural phenom very closely.

If so, Trumpism will be the future for a while before co-opted.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 28, 2016 10:27 AM (0cMkb)

439 I really hate social media feeding frenzies.
But as an Instapundit commenter reasoned: this is war, and you have to be willing to fight it (because she sure as heck had no qualms about being really, really ugly to Milo, Christina H-S, and Crowder.

*sigh*

Posted by: Lizzy at April 28, 2016 10:04 AM (NOIQH)

That's true. I wouldn't normally mock a person's looks, but she is such a nasty, hateful person that I don't feel sorry or her. She and the other SJWs can't and won't be reasoned with, so the only weapon we have against them is one the Left has wielded quite effectively - ridicule. Let's give them a taste of it.

Re: Trump. I have nothing to add to what I have already said. I voted for Cruz in the primary but will vote for Trump in the general if he is the nominee because anyone is better than Cackles. I don't like Trump and I think Hill will kill him in November, but I'm sick of arguing about him and reading the same old pro and con arguments.

I'd rather envision some little neck bearded SWJ going where no man has gone before and vanishing for good inside one of Jabba's folds (hell, there might be, like 6 guys who are permanently stuck in there) than get into another useless fight about Trump.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 28, 2016 10:27 AM (P8951)

440 She turned me into a racist!


I got better.

Posted by: Nameless Peasant at April 28, 2016 10:27 AM (CUk0C)

441 >>She and the other SJWs can't and won't be reasoned with, so the only
weapon we have against them is one the Left has wielded quite
effectively - ridicule. Let's give them a taste of it.


Agreed.
I'll giggle about it here, but I'll let others fight the social media battle.
She is the face of deranged activists, these are their shock troops who do the progressives dirty work.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 28, 2016 10:31 AM (NOIQH)

442 And now their leader is that empty suit, Ryan. Likely it will be years before we find out what monstrous skeletons are in his closet, but the way he turned on a dime, DURING the election of 2012, tells me it's something he never wants us to know.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 28, 2016 10:08 AM (Dj0WE)

Obama was about to reveal that Ryan is really a Bears fan.

Now that would kill his political career in Wisconsin.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at April 28, 2016 10:32 AM (P8951)

443 "Obama was about to reveal that Ryan is really a Bears fan."

Nonsense. Ryan's a convert to Vanessaism.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 28, 2016 10:34 AM (eHpnh)

444 Coach "Suge" Knight:

"There will be no president who has ever had a better relationship with our military nor they with them."

Yeah, Reagan just won the Cold War.
Eisenhower merely beat Hitler.
Grant stopped the country from splitting.
Jackson stopped the first British Invasion and I don't mean when Keith Richards had to pull his knife on Trump.
Washington with his men at Valley Forge, bleeding for our Independence?

Pikers all, compared to the Great Trumpy McTrumperson.

He dodged the draft.
Says his service in the Sexual Revolution was 'just like 'Nam".
Had veteran street vendors removed for the view.
Called POWs losers.
Brags about donating to vets but gave Hillary 100 times more cash.

Don't they have any history classes on that campus, Coach?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 28, 2016 10:37 AM (Ndje9)

445 Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 10:26 AM (6bMel)

Yeah, not good. Another reason I wished Cruz had done better.
The difference is that HP is the bulk of her resume.

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 10:44 AM (nbrY/)

446
(444) Don't they have any history classes on that campus, Coach?

You wouldn't recognize the history they teach in the people's republic of Bloomington, lol.

Coach knight reminds me of why my father supports Trump. He is unaffraid of the PC stormtroopers in the MSFM. They're so fed up with it- for so many years- that's all it takes to win their vote. And btw, my father doesn't have a racist cell in his body.

Trump will win Indiana. Cruz has made some very poor decisions throughout his campaign. Too slick and just too damned lawyerly for lack of a better term. That won't get it done this year.

Posted by: Cooldawg at April 28, 2016 10:55 AM (X2j6Y)

447 I don't know what Conservative means, because I'm a LIV Trumpster. I may be a racist too, I've learned here, because I'm for enforcing our existing immigration laws and that would have disparate impact.

You see, I don't know what Conservative means because it may still mean that the USA should be the World's cop and intervene in places like Iraq and Libya and Syria. That's what the NeoCons want, no? The Bush family, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Karl Rove ... even Hilllary.

I don't know what Conservative means because it may still mean promoting the interests of Big Business, even though it's now aligned with elements of Big Gov and increasingly with the Cultural Left. That's what the Chamber of Commerce crowd wants. People like Paul Ryan and Karl Rove and dare I say her name, Carly Fiorina.

I don't know what Conservative means because it may still mean being against all abortion as shibboleth, even though this position is problematic for a Presidential candidate. People like Ted Cruz.

Lastly, I don't know what Conservative means because it may mean being a Constitutional Conservative, which I don't understand at all. Mark Levin's rants go right over my little head. All I get is that it's a way to say that you want to turn back the clock somehow, but surely there must be more to it than that.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 28, 2016 10:57 AM (r1fLd)

448
John Kerry has to be the dumbest Secretary of State we have ever had.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 28, 2016 09:11 AM (6bMel)

This is why the left wins; we think they are dumb. The left is not dumb; they are evil.

Posted by: An Observation at April 28, 2016 11:17 AM (T7QVb)

449 Chemjeff, I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your passive aggressive posts. When you were two and couldn't have the toy you wanted did you hold your breath until your face turned blue, or was kicking and screaming more your style?

Posted by: An Observation at April 28, 2016 11:24 AM (T7QVb)

450 Which means nothing since trump has 100% name recognition and people have been witness to the reprobate for decades.



Unless the bastard comes out onstage in a lab coat with the cure to
aids and cancer in his hands most people aren't going to change their
minds about him. It's just wishful thinking his negatives will change in
6 months.

Posted by: Arson Wells at April 28, 2016 10:14 AM (/E+t2)

Even then I wouldn't vote for him to be President (maybe Surgeon General, though).

Posted by: redbanzai at April 28, 2016 11:32 AM (3JA/M)

451
Trump got 57% of the statewide vote in PA.

Posted by: Ed Anger at April 28, 2016 08:35 AM (RcpcZ)

That gets him 17 (I think) delegates. The rest of PA's delegates are not linked to the primary vote.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 28, 2016 11:33 AM (3JA/M)

452 Sorry, I know you guys like her, but anyone linked to off-shoring and H1-B overuse makes me shudder.

Posted by: @votermom at April 28, 2016 08:13 AM (nbrY/)

At the last debate, Trump called for YUGE increases in the H1B program... he wants all those foreign nationals who get degrees in the US to be able to get jobs here after they graduate (at the expense of American workers).

Posted by: redbanzai at April 28, 2016 11:36 AM (3JA/M)

453 "Yo, I thought I was gonna see some, like, vaginas."
Jesse Pinkman

Posted by: Shaftoe at April 28, 2016 11:58 AM (ixwZz)

454 5 We require advanced training to use the word, "vagina," and "penis," because we are fvcking retards.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

We'll you wouldn't want to get them mixed up.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 28, 2016 12:48 PM (kfcYC)

455 I-I-I-is anyone else finding Ted Cruz' speaking style off-putting?

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 28, 2016 12:56 PM (kfcYC)

456 ONLY TED IS LISTENING TO THE WORD OF GOD AND THE LORD SPOKE TO HEIDI.

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE RAFAEL CRUZ SR. at April 29, 2016 09:34 AM (XzRw1)

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