Tuesday Morning News Dump (5/3/16) [Mis. Hum.]


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1 FIRST!

Posted by: Flyguy at May 03, 2016 07:56 AM (3sOO0)

2 yay

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:56 AM (qCMvj)

3 Awaayyyyy we go!

Posted by: Bruce at May 03, 2016 07:56 AM (8ikIW)

4

oooh, 8am on the dot

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:57 AM (qCMvj)

5 Michelle Obama to be on tonight's episode of NCIS. Bill Burr has a good take on her and another former first lady. [Mis. Hum.]


this is in the sidebar

he burns Hillary - and neutralizes the idea of a female president, surprisingly

the crowd doesn't know what to do

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:57 AM (qCMvj)

6 Math is everyone's worst enemy.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 07:59 AM (cWLG9)

7 I'm afraid I don't understand why they keep trying to retire the A-10. I understand it's an older model, but is it not still pretty effective? Can anyone help a fellow Moron out?

Posted by: Flyguy at May 03, 2016 08:00 AM (3sOO0)

8 Celebrate diversity of outcomes!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 08:00 AM (/ciMI)

9




For every action there is a reaction


sick of this

Since fall 2013, the federal government has placed nearly 104,000 unaccompanied minors with adult sponsors in communities nationwide, where they are expected to attend school while they seek legal status in immigration court. Months later, during the dramatic surge of illegal crossings at the border, the Education and Justice departments issued joint guidance reminding districts that a 1982 Supreme Court ruling established that states cannot deny children a free public education, regardless of immigration status.

illegal is illegal

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:01 AM (qCMvj)

10
DAY 1,274

189 to go (262 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 May 03, 2016 08:01 AM (p4UlV)

11 Freedom of religion HERE? Ha!

Posted by: Cakemakers Anonymous at May 03, 2016 08:01 AM (/ciMI)

12 This sleeping late has got to stop. It's interfering with my blogging.

Posted by: creeper at May 03, 2016 08:02 AM (ghfOx)

13 Hillary to tour Appalachian coal country after she pledged to 'put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business'





She's going to show up with soot all over her face and claim that her family worked in mines for decades and she'll drag out on of her accents

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 03, 2016 08:02 AM (45oDG)

14 the crowd doesn't know what to do
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:57 AM (qCMvj)

That entire show by Burr the crowd is stunned by what comes out of his mouth. Pretty funny to watch the entire thing on you tube

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 08:02 AM (voOPb)

15 The excerpt in the ONT from the professor is some A#1 bs. The title of the thing ought to be "It Really Is OK to Kill Hobos and Here's Why". World class bs.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 03, 2016 08:03 AM (X+nFp)

16
Cliff Claven wannabe. I thought that was a story about Kase-o-the-ithces.

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

17 13 She's going to show up with soot all over her face and claim that her family worked in mines for decades and she'll drag out on of her accents
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 03, 2016 08:02 AM (45oDG)


Then she'll be berated for putting on blackface.

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

18 Good morning all. From this week in 1944- Anzio, Italy

The EZ Dog Journal


May 1, 1944
May Day - and such a beautiful day I decided to take a hop with Taylor in his L-5. We flew for over an hour - around the lines, over town, up and down. He let me have the stick most of the time. After the flight I watched the 240 fire a few rounds. A beautiful gun - if guns can be called that.

May 2, 1944
This seems to be another period of quiet. Gerry has lost his touchy attitude and is more or less content to be still if we don't shoot too much.
Another lecture at the 34 Div school. Interesting but beginning to be monotonous.

May 3, 1944
I've been more or less loafing today - a sun bath for an hour and a half - a real bath later in the afternoon.
Gerry must have been as lazy as we were. It was the quietest day on the beachhead yet.



The Stinson L-5 was a single-engine two-seat multipurpose aircraft. The Field Artillery used them as observation planes. They were also modified for use in med-evac. They could take off and land almost anywhere (fields, roads, etc).

My dad loved to fly (though never did get his pilot's license) and would cadge rides with his friend "Ace" Taylor whenever he got the chance. Here are a couple of short videos to give a sense of what it was like for EZ Dog over Anzio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIO5nftqpc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmgL7WIDRG0


Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 03, 2016 08:04 AM (mvenn)

19
Damn Lutherans at it again

This is so scary. There's no clue in the piece as to how they found out about this guy.

Residents have reacted to the incidents with concern and surprise. "Everybody says, 'I live in a small town. It doesn't happen here,' but the sad part is, it happens everywhere," local Richard Levinson told 7News. 


it can happen anywhere

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:04 AM (qCMvj)

20 Since fall 2013, the federal government has placed nearly 104,000 unaccompanied minors with adult sponsors in communities nationwide, where they are expected to attend school while they seek legal status in immigration court. Months later, during the dramatic surge of illegal crossings at the border, the Education and Justice departments issued joint guidance reminding districts that a 1982 Supreme Court ruling established that states cannot deny children a free public education, regardless of immigration status.

illegal is illegal

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:01 AM (qCMvj)




A government and judiciary that is at war with its citizens

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 03, 2016 08:04 AM (45oDG)

21 She's going to show up with soot all over her face and claim that her family worked in mines for decades and she'll drag out on of her accents

"I carry a bottle of bituminous in my purse. And I was named for John Denver."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 03, 2016 08:05 AM (659DL)

22
Young snowflakes boo old snowflake

oh my - he helped build this

...While some in the Ann Arbor crowd supported the former Mayor's assertions, many can be heard booing loudly at the suggestions for broad-mindedness and receptivity to contrary ideas. Bloomberg said at one point, "We are witnessing a disturbing change in the nature of American politics: a rise in extreme partisanship and intolerance for other views."

no sh*t sherlock

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:07 AM (qCMvj)

23 Morning!

I really enjoy the E Z Dog journals, Seamus.. now off to watch the vids!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 03, 2016 08:08 AM (UpGcq)

24 Bloomberg said at one point, "We are witnessing a disturbing change in the nature of American politics: a rise in extreme partisanship and intolerance for other views."

Accompanied by the inability to comprehend fourth grade math.

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

25 Trouble for the Clinton Foundation? We'll see.

fingers crossed

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:09 AM (qCMvj)

26 If we could swap Puerto Rico with Cuba, and all its leftover problems from being a socialist hellhole, I would take Cuba in a heartbeat.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 03, 2016 08:10 AM (Dj0WE)

27 ABC's Quantico has American terrorists shout out "Make America Great Again" (Newsbusters):

http://tinyurl.com/jf5oytw

If only ABC made their bathrooms transgender, perhaps we could get a boycott rolling. Otherwise, nah -- Let's see what's on ABC Sports.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 08:10 AM (gyKtp)

28 The one thing I really miss is Super Sized Fries from McD's. In the the old Oil too. Not this garbage they use now.

People will get fat!! Can't offer it no more!! proggies will scream at us!!

End Rant

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Sorry. I'm a bit testy today. at May 03, 2016 08:10 AM (WVsWD)

29 The A-10 is old, and its maintenance costs are high compared to what they used to be. Of course, they're lower than the costs of a certain brand-new airplane, so.
It's also more vulnerable than it was 30 years ago, because, new weapons. But it's less vulnerable than a certain brand-new airplane, so.

No, what you're seeing here is a death spiral, what happens when you would for instance burn down the farm, kill the livestock and then task the parents with choosing which child to give up. It's fun to watch if you hate us.

I have faith that there's a moron about to weigh in on how Martha McSally should never have been allowed to fly in combat.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 08:11 AM (xq1UY)

30 Speaking of the cold hearted b*tch

Either she doesn't know what's in it, or she thinks the 24/7 fast paced news cycles will just play her soundbite that she is FOR PP and FOR Women's "right to choose."

Hillary Clinton a "moderate" when it comes to abortion? Well, she's just come out guns blazing against a new Indiana law that bans aborting an unborn child based on the "race, color, national origin, ancestry, or sex of the fetus" or "diagnosis or potential diagnosis of the fetus having Down syndrome or any other disability."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:12 AM (qCMvj)

31 Morning all

US Combat Soldier killed in Iraq

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 08:12 AM (V/InG)

32 The people in government pay no attention to laws, why should we?

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 03, 2016 08:12 AM (j2xmV)

33 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 03, 2016 08:13 AM (ZQfW9)

34 "Then she'll be berated for putting on blackface."




Hillary?

The media wouldn't do that to her. Excused and down the memory hole so fast.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 08:13 AM (4MIjI)

35 Morning

Potty training has turned traumatic. After a good weekend little bigby went to daycare and came back unwilling to go. He was actually groaning with the pain of keeping it in and screamed when put upon the potty without let up. Just despondent.

Its killing me. He's terrified now. Daycare says nothing untoward happened but I am pissed.

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at May 03, 2016 08:13 AM (dU/fR)

36 Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 08:11 AM

Thank you, sir.

Posted by: Flyguy at May 03, 2016 08:13 AM (3sOO0)

37
Second, third, fourth . . . trillionth look at a new JDL?????

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:14 AM (p4UlV)

38 Oh, and we had a service member killed in action in Iraq yesterday.

I wonder if the Big 3 will start back up their body counters.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 08:14 AM (gyKtp)

39 Hillary to eat coal & crow in W. VA?

somehow they'll construe this as her being "brave"
going into the "lionesses den"
...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:15 AM (qCMvj)

40 She's going to show up with soot all over her face and claim that her family worked in mines for decades and she'll drag out on of her accents
________________________

Joe Biden had a good speech about that (which he appropriated from some Welch politician). Maybe Hillary should ask to borrow it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 03, 2016 08:16 AM (BNs9e)

41 38 Oh, and we had a service member killed in action in Iraq yesterday.

I wonder if the Big 3 will start back up their body counters.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 08:14 AM (gyKtp)


It's only a grim milestone when a Republican is C-in-C.

Democrats-Liberals. Most destructive force in America today. And in history.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:16 AM (p4UlV)

42 Hillary is gonna show up claiming that she carries a coal shovel in her purse.

Right next to her bottle of hot sauce.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 03, 2016 08:16 AM (ptqRm)

43 As a smart military blog, everyone needs to google Zapata Racing and look at the air hoverboard thing that they have video of.

Personally, I think it's bullshit.

If there is something out there with that power to weight/size ratio, what are they doing fucking around with a toy? It would revolutionize all modes of transportation.

But the video is pretty good.

http://tinyurl.com/hc8sf58

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 08:17 AM (Zs4uk)

44 TFG to spend $17K+ on illegal immigrants who are minors

an investment of $17K for a future Dem vote

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:17 AM (qCMvj)

45 Oh, and we had a service member killed in action in Iraq yesterday.

I wonder if the Big 3 will start back up their body counters.
____________________

You can count on it . . . but only if a Republican somehow happens to win the presidency.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 03, 2016 08:17 AM (BNs9e)

46 My dad loved to fly (though never did get his pilot's license) and would cadge rides with his friend "Ace" Taylor whenever he got the chance.

My father was in during the Korean War, but didn't go there. He was an aerial photographer, often shooting from converted belly turrets in B-17s.

He too would cadge some time at the controls when he could. I doubt that kind of thing can happen anymore. I think (and this is a decidedly mixed blessing) that that was his happiest time.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 03, 2016 08:18 AM (1xUj/)

47
♩♫ I write this at the bottom,
Then jump back to the top of the thread,
Where I stop, and I turn,
And I read what's been said,
'Til I get to the bottom
And I see me againnnnnn. ♬


!?!

Morning, Glories! I've managed to pry one eye open so far.

Posted by: mindful webworker - __o at May 03, 2016 08:18 AM (vDbXI)

48 One vote for Cruz in Indiana cast this morning. Never thought I would push that button, but #NeverTrump. Would love to vote for a candidate in a primary once in my life rather than cast a protest vote. But I know better.

Posted by: Doc at May 03, 2016 08:18 AM (c7iw0)

49 >>somehow they'll construe this as her being "brave"
going into the "lionesses den

Done and done. Just saw a piece where she was in WV meeting with some coal miners yesterday and she was being taken to task for her claim that she was going to put a lot of coal miners out of work. Of course she claimed she had been taken out of context.

And of course she was being praised for being her bravery in facing the miners.

So dumb and so predictable.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 08:19 AM (/tuJf)

50 VA GOP to sue Gov. over felon voting rights

someone found a spine?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:19 AM (qCMvj)

51 >>an investment of $17K for a future Dem vote


Also make good lil' protestors/rioters outside of Trump speeches.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 03, 2016 08:20 AM (NOIQH)

52 The Chicago Trib has an editorial piece bitching about Hillary not releasing her speech transcripts, but that ain't the most noteworthy thing about this link:

http://tinyurl.com/gq33rc6

Check out the pic of her they used. Her inner demon leaked out.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 08:20 AM (gyKtp)

53 Good morning, Horde.

I hope the hobo-hunting goes well for you all today.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 03, 2016 08:20 AM (KUaJL)

54 There's lies, damned lies, and then there is Imelda at the top of her game regarding her "putting coal companies out of business" statement...

Clinton however said here comments in March were a "misstatement," and that she has been talking about helping out coal country "for a very long time."

"What I was saying is that the way things are going now we will continue to lose jobs," Clinton said Monday.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 03, 2016 08:20 AM (659DL)

55 I have faith that there's a moron about to weigh in on how Martha McSally should never have been allowed to fly in combat.
________________________

I have no problem with her having flown in combat, but she has turned out to be another big-spending RINO congress critter, and I'm sorry I voted for her.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 03, 2016 08:21 AM (BNs9e)

56 Martha McSally?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 03, 2016 08:21 AM (1xUj/)

57 >>>I wonder if the Big 3 will start back up their body counters.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 08:14 AM (gyKtp)

Indeed, we will! We'll just use the "Number of Capitalist-Imperialist Dogs killed today!" counter we used back during the War of Vietnamese Liberation during the 1960s, and adjust it to "Crusader Dogs killed today!"........Workers of the World, Unite!

Posted by: ABC/CBS/NBC Democrat Media Complex at May 03, 2016 08:21 AM (AkIVs)

58 50
VA GOP to sue Gov. over felon voting rights



someone found a spine?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:19 AM (qCMvj)

Why doesn't the Virginia GOP impeach the governor?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 08:22 AM (uAvJJ)

59 >>Clinton however said here comments in March were a "misstatement,"
and that she has been talking about helping out coal country "for a very
long time."



Not only does she clearly say she's going to put coal businesses and coal miners out of business, she pauses and you see a grin - she knows this is an applause line and she's waiting for the cheers.
Beyotch

Posted by: Lizzy at May 03, 2016 08:23 AM (NOIQH)

60 Martha McSally?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 03, 2016 08:21 AM (1xUj/)

From a long line of McSallys. All the way back to the Mayflower I believe. Oh yes. Very fine family. McSally all the way.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 03, 2016 08:23 AM (X+nFp)

61 Every time Hillary opens her mouth she lies.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 03, 2016 08:23 AM (j2xmV)

62 Outrage Award

this link is dead

new link

https://www.thefire.org/john-mcadams-sues-marquette-university-for-suspension-over-blog-post/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:23 AM (qCMvj)

63 @7

The answer to most things that makes little sense is usually there are connected people who stand to gain financially from the move.

Money sloshing through the sleauces and beak dipping go hand and glove.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 03, 2016 08:25 AM (M+Oml)

64 Buried ledes in Venezuelan Daylight Saving story:
They are out of beer. Shit status: [x] real.
They are out of rain. 40% decrease in recent years.
That's right kids, it wasn't the socialist dictatorship. It was Global Warming.

My father's employer, a formerly Major Oil Company (now principally involved in milk and Twinkie sales) had its Venezuelan holdings nationalized three different times. And went slinking back each and every. Too soon old, too late schmaht.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 08:26 AM (xq1UY)

65 Why doesn't the Virginia GOP impeach the governor?
Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 08:22 AM (uAvJJ)


I'm not sure EO's are impeachable, else wouldn't SCOAMF be long gone?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:27 AM (qCMvj)

66 Buried ledes in Venezuelan Daylight Saving story:

CHAVEZ PUT THEM A HALF HOUR OUT OF PHASE BECAUSE THE WORLD TIME ZONE SYSTEM WAS IMPERIALIST.

And now they are back again. Imagine that.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 03, 2016 08:28 AM (659DL)

67 I come from Chicago with my hand out for speech fees,
I'm going to Appalachia, rubes and suckers for to see.
It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry
Global Warmin' so hot I froze to death, Huma, don't you cry.

Oh! my Huma, Oh don't you cry for me,
For I come from Chicago with hand out for speech fees.

Posted by: Pickaxe Petunia Clinton at May 03, 2016 08:28 AM (CUk0C)

68 "Every time Hillary opens her mouth she lies."

Every time Hillary speaks through the Chelsie the Ventriloquist Dummy.........
Lies.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 03, 2016 08:28 AM (ptqRm)

69 The donktard HQ in Champaign has a Bernie sign in the window. Not a single thing mentioning Madame arf arf. What will they do when she gets the nom?


The repuke HQ has no signs that I could see for the national. Their loyalty can be bought though.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Sorry. I'm a bit testy today. at May 03, 2016 08:28 AM (WVsWD)

70 During John Oliver's long spiel about poor Puerto Rico and how it's all our fault, I noticed he had a clip of the governor addressing the territory. And of course, it was not in English, the main language of the United States and business transactions. No, it was in Spanish, the language of socialism and failed states (that I wasted 4 years of my life studying).

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 03, 2016 08:28 AM (EgeHs)

71
Joni Ernst Blofeld.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:29 AM (p4UlV)

72 Gloom, despair, agony on me
Deep dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, agony on me

Posted by: Insomniac at May 03, 2016 08:29 AM (0mRoj)

73

THIS IS THE VEEP TO COMPLETE TRUMP'S TRANSFORMATION OF THE GOP

The case for a seasoned Newt Gingrich


he makes some good points

http://spectator.org/articles/66176/veep-complete-trump%E2%80%99s-transformation-gop

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:29 AM (qCMvj)

74 Gasoline prices shot up 20cents here yesterday. What the hell?

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 03, 2016 08:29 AM (j2xmV)

75 @70 That's all well and good, but, did your teacher speak Spanish?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 08:29 AM (xq1UY)

76 holy crap, if this was purposeful, and given it's ESPN...


ESPN Erases Curt Schilling From Baseball History

..."When a live event runs long," said the statement. "It's standard procedure to shorten a taped program that follows."

To judge that statement one should consider what ESPN edited out. For ESPN did not leave out just any game---it cut out the "Bloody Sock" game, one of the most heroic performances in recent baseball history, if not in the three-century history of the game...

...And ESPN left this game out of a documentary, "Four Days in October," which purports to chronicle that comeback?


you be the judge

dailysignal.com

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:29 AM (qCMvj)

77 Can we change the #NeverTrump to #NeverAnorthEasternLiberal? Quite simply, Trumps "principles" do not align with mine. Remove the BS outsider label and he's just another RINO BS artist. All the #NeverTrump thing does is make some around here foam at the mouth.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2016 08:31 AM (wnwJC)

78 "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, agony on me"


Ah, what happened there? It's never as bad as it first appears.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 08:31 AM (4MIjI)

79 pookysgirl - are you with pooky?

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:31 AM (2WwbN)

80
Is Charlie Gibson working at ESPN now?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 03, 2016 08:31 AM (o98Jz)

81 Catch the Sidebar. The Jurassic Park *review* is worth reading all the way through. LOL funny.

And,

Michelle Obama to be on tonight's episode of NCIS. Bill Burr has a good take on her and another former first lady. [Mis. Hum.]


he burns Hillary - and neutralizes the idea of a female president, surprisingly

the crowd doesn't know what to do

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:32 AM (qCMvj)

82 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 08:31 AM (4MIjI)

Oh, nothing in particular. Just my general mood.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 03, 2016 08:32 AM (0mRoj)

83 The case for a seasoned Newt Gingrich

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:29 AM (qCMvj)


I'm glad the Spectator adopted the position I laid out a couple of days ago.

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 08:33 AM (Zs4uk)

84 Bigby, don't sweat the potty training. It's two steps forward, one step back. Bigby Boy will get it. I'd continue to let him go commando around the house if I were you.

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:33 AM (2WwbN)

85 So dumb and so predictable.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 08:19 AM (/tuJf)


sold her soul to the devil decades ago

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:33 AM (qCMvj)

86 "Oh, nothing in particular. "


Ahhh...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 08:34 AM (4MIjI)

87 >>>https://www.thefire.org/john-mcadams-sues-marquette-university-for-suspension-over-blog-post/
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:23 AM (qCMvj)

Thank you. Hope I fixed it without breaking the blog

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 08:34 AM (voOPb)

88 Michelle Obama to be on tonight's episode of NCIS.


Her backside will guest star in the role of the Panama Canal.


mor. ning. all.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 08:34 AM (Gwldq)

89
Love how my wife - bless her heart - can say "unemployment is only 5%" and in the same sentence "the middle class is being destroyed!"

Ugh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:35 AM (p4UlV)

90 "What I was saying is that the way things are going now we will continue to lose jobs," Clinton said Monday.

And whose fault is that?

Posted by: t-bird at May 03, 2016 08:35 AM (OLNwX)

91 88 Michelle Obama to be on tonight's episode of NCIS.


Her backside will guest star in the role of the Panama Canal.


mor. ning. all.
Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 08:34 AM (Gwldq)


With or without chalk outline?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:35 AM (p4UlV)

92 >>I'm glad the Spectator adopted the position I laid out a couple of days ago.

Yes, because it hasn't been obvious for weeks that Newt has been humping Trump's leg like an unfettered dog in hope that Trump would make him the VP.

Should be an interesting team. Two old white guys with wonderful relationships with women and minorities.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 08:35 AM (/tuJf)

93 Having now read most of those stories I have to congratulate MH- that is a very satisfying dump indeed!

Thanks!

Posted by: MTF at May 03, 2016 08:35 AM (/m8T6)

94 Thank you. Hope I fixed it without breaking the blog
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 08:34 AM (voOPb)
------------

For a minute there I thought I was all alone in a postless post.

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:35 AM (2WwbN)

95 90 "What I was saying is that the way things are going now we will continue to lose jobs," Clinton said Monday.

And whose fault is that?
Posted by: t-bird at May 03, 2016 08:35 AM (OLNwX)


Bush and the 1%. See me at #89.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:36 AM (p4UlV)

96 Tim !



Well??

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 08:36 AM (Gwldq)

97 That was weird. The entire thread vanished then reappeared.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 03, 2016 08:36 AM (0mRoj)

98 Nice fire there in Jo-lee-ay. Still wondering why the guy is facing fed charges for setting it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Hey! Who brought the hot dogs? at May 03, 2016 08:36 AM (WVsWD)

99 Morning horde. Happy Tuesday de quincenta.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 08:36 AM (mEZce)

100 >>They are out of rain. 40% decrease in recent years.
That's right kids, it wasn't the socialist dictatorship. It was Global Warming.


Just when you think they've made up the boldest "climate change" lie they do one better.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 03, 2016 08:36 AM (NOIQH)

101 97 That was weird. The entire thread vanished then reappeared.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 03, 2016 08:36 AM (0mRoj)


Like Lazarus, it "winked out."

Trek reference.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:37 AM (p4UlV)

102 Her backside will guest star in the role of Brian Denny, playing the role of the Panama Canal.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 03, 2016 08:37 AM (ptqRm)

103 Detroit Public Schools.


First, if the Federal Government can dictate school policy because the Federal Government grants money to schools and thus has the power to tell local school systems how to operate their schools;

Then...

When the State of Michigan bails out the Detroit School System, the state can then take over the school system, and run it the way it needs to be run. The precedent has already been established.


Of course, it will never happen and organized crime will continue to hold the residents of Detroit hostage, and will continue to extort money from either the state or the feds, or they will shoot the hostages.


In other news. . . .Trump!Cruz!Hillary!Bernie!

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 03, 2016 08:38 AM (TYEKr)

104 Well??

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 08:36 AM (Gwldq)

Guten Morgen Mortimer! The movie is this Friday. We even have a popcorn machine for the night.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Hey! Who brought the hot dogs? at May 03, 2016 08:38 AM (WVsWD)

105 Dennis 'You Have An Obligation To Be Happy' Prager just flunked his own Prager U course with this rant at NRO:

Nutshell summary -- If it is Hillary vs Trump, it will be worse than anything since the Civil War.


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/434850/dark-time-america

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 08:38 AM (gyKtp)

106 RWC! Do you have a lunch date yet?

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:38 AM (2WwbN)

107 I'm glad the Spectator adopted the position I laid out a couple of days ago.

Yes, because it hasn't been obvious for weeks that Newt has been humping Trump's leg like an unfettered dog in hope that Trump would make him the VP.

Should be an interesting team. Two old white guys with wonderful relationships with women and minorities.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 08:35 AM (/tuJf)


hehe, no doubt

for some reason, Newt is mesmerizing to listen to

if Trump really said he needs someone who can help in Congress, good for him - I've always felt the VP should actually be someone of substance

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:38 AM (qCMvj)

108 Bigby, don't sweat the potty training. It's two
steps forward, one step back. Bigby Boy will get it. I'd continue to
let him go commando around the house if I were you. Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:33 AM (2WwbN)
=====

There was some fad going around 20+ years ago to defer PT until 3. Physically and mentally more aware and less oppositional. Worked for my four -- they did it themselves in two days. Less stress all around and no accidents (even overnight). In the days of cloth diapers, it was a big push, but with paper diapers there is less stress and it really worked for me and my four.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 03, 2016 08:39 AM (MIKMs)

109 Should be an interesting team. Two old white guys with wonderful relationships with women and minorities.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 08:35 AM (/tuJf)


I support Newt for VP because of how much help he would be after the election.

Nobody votes for the VP. At times, as with Sarah Palin, a VP can help bring additional people to the polls, but it doesn't work in reverse.

If Trump picked Al Sharpton as his VP, we may be able to gain a small percentage of the black vote, but that would be it.

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 08:39 AM (Zs4uk)

110 The blog will occasionally just vanish period for me. I have to refresh the page , and, it's back.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 08:39 AM (4MIjI)

111

breakfast time!

Nice New Dump Mis Hum!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:39 AM (qCMvj)

112 To judge that statement one should consider what ESPN edited out. For ESPN did not leave out just any game---it cut out the "Bloody Sock" game, one of the most heroic performances in recent baseball history, if not in the three-century history of the game...

...And ESPN left this game out of a documentary, "Four Days in October," which purports to chronicle that comeback?

you be the judge

dailysignal.com
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:29 AM (qCMvj

Wonder what happens if K. Gibson of Dodger fame comes out as a neo-con? I suspect the limping around the bases would be slow stuff to cut out as well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 08:39 AM (voOPb)

113 With or without chalk outline?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:35 AM (p4UlV)



Major Television Production Halted Amid Fears of Worldwide Chalk Shortage

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 08:39 AM (Gwldq)

114 Bigby, don't sweat the potty training. It's two steps forward, one step
back. Bigby Boy will get it. I'd continue to let him go commando
around the house if I were you.
============================================


2 year old grandson is going thru potty training. Coincidentally, they are remodeling their main bathroom, which is now gutted, leaving a family of 5 with one toilet in the house. Did I mention they also got new furniture a couple of weeks ago. Great timing.

Bigby - grandson also has days where he screams at the toilet. He'll have a tantrum, won't go, then will walk into the kitchen and pee all over the floor. Lately he's been getting better, so there's hope. Hang on to your sanity. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 08:40 AM (dFi94)

115
Trump will pick Hilary Clinton. Because, huge and deal maker.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:40 AM (p4UlV)

116 >>Since fall 2013, the federal government has placed nearly 104,000
unaccompanied minors with adult sponsors in communities nationwide,
where they are expected to attend school while they seek legal status in
immigration court. Months later, during the dramatic surge of illegal
crossings at the border, the Education and Justice departments issued
joint guidance reminding districts that a 1982 Supreme Court ruling
established that states cannot deny children a free public education,
regardless of immigration status.


So...we can imagine that if the number they're quoting is 104K then it must be at least double that, right?

Obama did this just so that they could write stories like that. Boo hoo, little Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something
more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in
Guatemala's highlands.


So foreigners' dreams are worth more than our own? Yes, it's terrible that citizens of other countries don't have the same opportunities, but that doesn't mean we need to take in *all of them*. And their families next, as the plan goes.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 03, 2016 08:40 AM (NOIQH)

117 For a minute there I thought I was all alone in a postless post.
Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:35 AM (2WwbN

Every day I learn things that I should and should not do here


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 08:41 AM (voOPb)

118
Nobody votes for the VP.


NOW you tell me.

Posted by: T. Cruz at May 03, 2016 08:41 AM (uyrlv)

119
So, is Karl Rove racist because he uses a whiteboard, and would it be racist if used a blackboard?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:41 AM (p4UlV)

120 Newt was good in the 90's, standing up to Clinton.

But now?

Recall that this is the same Newt who sat on the global warming couch with Nancy Pelois.

Recall that this is the same Newt who, in 2012, went all SJW on Romney in the SC primary, and transparently tried to bribe Florida voters into voting for him by proposing some absurd Moon base idea.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 08:41 AM (uAvJJ)

121 Was anyone wondering what the next 300 make-work federal offices in West Virginia would be named, now that Sheets Byrd is gone? Well now you know.

The relationship of northeastern radicals with coal mining has been a flaming barn dance for over a hundred years. Radicals know mining from Zola's "Germinal," and nothing else. You got your Mother Jones (no, the real one), you got your Wobblies, you got your earnest organizers taking banjo lessons from Pete Seeger. And all along, the actual miners failed to become the New Socialist Man.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 08:41 AM (xq1UY)

122 Nice New Dump Mis Hum!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:39 AM (qCMvj)


If the Zapata video is real, there is no other news.

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 08:42 AM (Zs4uk)

123 Good morning Morons!

In all likelihood we will see an end to the Cruz campaign tonight, and can focus our attention solely on Trump vs. Clinton going forward. So here is the daily polling news.

Two new polls points have entered the RCP average today. First off is very good news for Trump. Rasmussen released a new poll that shows Trump leading Clinton 41-39. This is the first time he has lead her in months. While his support isn't far off of other polls, it shows her support to be much lower than all of the other polls are showing. Since this is a likely voter poll (as are most of the others) the difference is probably in the LV screen.

IBD/TIPP also released a new poll that shows Trump trailing Clinton 40-47. Note that the big difference here between the two polls is Clinton's support. Despite this showing Trump losing, it is actually a good poll for him. This is one of the things I've been waiting for, it is a change in a polling series. Last month Trump trailed by 12 in this poll.

Overall the polls seem to be reflecting a consolidation in the GOP as they come to grips with Trump as the nominee and start getting on board. The RCP average is now Clinton +6.7.

Now before you start to get giddy, I want to point out some state polling to illustrate how much work Trump still has to do to win the election. I've been hearing a lot over the last few weeks about "only swing states matter" from the Trump supporters. Well we have a new poll out of Florida showing that Trump gets decimated by Clinton. He is losing badly with the Independents in the state (making up about 30% of the voters) and is down with Hispanics 20/73. The critical I-4 corridor is leaning heavily toward Clinton right now. Trump is going to need to live here for a few months if he wants to win the state.

I also want to give a closer look at the Senate. Currently Cook is rating 7 Senate seats as tossups. Reid (NV), Rubio (FL), Kirk (IL), Ayotte (NH), Portman (OH), Toomey (PA), and Johnson (WI).

Of these Kirk is almost certainly going to lose.

Rubio's seat will go to Murphy and flip, since every Republican (other than Rubio ironically) loses to him in the general.

Toomey is seeing good polling out of PA and has a good shot of holding his seat.

Reid's seat could flip depending on who is nominated. If it is Angle again though, don't count on it.

The others I don't know enough about polling to render an opinion.

So there is a decent chance that the GOP can hold the Senate if Ayotte and Portman run strong campaigns. Both the GOP and Dems would flip a seat, the Dems pick up IL. The GOP needs to only win one of the other 3 to hold the Senate with 51.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 03, 2016 08:42 AM (s6h5s)

124 That was weird. The entire thread vanished then reappeared.
Posted by: Insomniac



Ok. Wasn't just me then.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 08:42 AM (cWLG9)

125 101 97 That was weird. The entire thread vanished then reappeared.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 03, 2016 08:36 AM (0mRoj)


Like Lazarus, it "winked out."

Trek reference.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:37 AM (p4UlV)

Ah yes, I remember.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 03, 2016 08:42 AM (0mRoj)

126 Every body is impressed with jon snow coming back but what about the dog? No one washed the dog's head and he came back to life.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 03, 2016 08:42 AM (iQIUe)

127 Yup, I survived the overseas trip in a cramped 747 and managed to keep my "sheep" from getting lost. The menfolk were happy to see us.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 03, 2016 08:42 AM (EgeHs)

128 Artist who painted nude Trump says she was assaulted by Trump supporters..

Asking anyone who may have seen the assault to come forward

I'm calling BS on this one

http://tinyurl.com/zpud48r

Posted by: McCool at May 03, 2016 08:43 AM (nCSwS)

129 >>Nobody votes for the VP. At times, as with Sarah Palin, a VP can help bring additional people to the polls, but it doesn't work in reverse.

Problem is, Trump is going to need someone who brings people to the polls as Palin did. Head to head with Cankles he is going to get his ass handed to him. She is beating him by double digits in Florida, Trump's even losing amongst married women which Republicans always carry.

It all comes down to the FBI. Trump can't win but Hillary can lose.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 08:43 AM (/tuJf)

130 Oh, and Bigby, I should warn you - a couple of my kids, while in potty training, would ask to go the potty every. single. place. we. went. Usually no business would result, but I never wanted to take the chance, so off we'd go.

When I think about it, I suspect they were just curious about bathrooms in other places, since it wasn't anything they had ever given much thought to.

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:44 AM (2WwbN)

131 102 Her backside will guest star in the role of Brian Denny, playing the role of the Panama Canal.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 03, 2016 08:37 AM (ptqRm)


I thought Sandra Fluke was the Panama Canal. Oh what, she has the Panama Canal.

A slut, a whore, a slag, Fluke. Meh, it's not a good palindrome.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:44 AM (p4UlV)

132 Geez, what the hell got into the drinking water? Thomas Sowell at Creators Syndicate is all worried about a military coup here.

I'm not linking it. Tom, stick to economics.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 08:44 AM (gyKtp)

133 Yup, I survived the overseas trip in a cramped 747
and managed to keep my "sheep" from getting lost. The menfolk were happy
to see us.


Posted by: pookysgirl at May 03, 2016 08:42 AM (EgeHs)
===============================================

Did you reunite with hubby? Good for you!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 08:44 AM (dFi94)

134 132 Geez, what the hell got into the drinking water? Thomas Sowell at Creators Syndicate is all worried about a military coup here.

I'm not linking it. Tom, stick to economics.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 08:44 AM (gyKtp)


Considering who runs the military these days, and what's been done to it over the past 7.5 years, I'd be worried more about a state of siege.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:46 AM (p4UlV)

135 105 Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 08:38 AM (gyKtp)
---------------------------------------------------

I've never been a Prager fan and I'm generally pretty optimistic, but I agree with his basic point: this is a dark time in our country and the election line-up pretty much exemplifies our problem.

Posted by: MTF at May 03, 2016 08:46 AM (/m8T6)

136 Frack! Bad! Science! Film Actors Guild! Matt Damon! Expert!

Posted by: Matt Damon! at May 03, 2016 08:47 AM (gwG9s)

137 Thomas Sowell at Creators Syndicate is all worried about a military coup here.

Don't worry, they'll be flying F-35s and using LCSs for sea control.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 03, 2016 08:47 AM (659DL)

138 he burns Hillary - and neutralizes the idea of a female president, surprisingly

the crowd doesn't know what to do
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 08:32 AM (qCMvj)

Just watched it. Almost died laughing.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 08:47 AM (nbrY/)

139 106 RWC! Do you have a lunch date yet?

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:38 AM (2WwbN)


Not yet. But I know she hasn't seen the message yet and she was meeting with her attorney today so she's probably been busy.

But this is how I feel.....


http://tinyurl.com/h55bsde






Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 08:49 AM (mEZce)

140 I thought Sandra Fluke was the Panama Canal.
No. The Canal has locks.

I suspect they were just curious about bathrooms in other places...
Hmm, something to think about there. It's simplistic Freudianism to claim every neurasthenic foible is related to potty training, but then, Bathroom Wars.
Could be, seekers, could be.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 08:49 AM (xq1UY)

141 Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 03, 2016 08:42 AM (s6h5s)

Kirk in Illinois is burnt toast. Count on it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Hey! Who brought the hot dogs? at May 03, 2016 08:49 AM (WVsWD)

142 Every day I learn things that I should and should not do here


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 08:41 AM (voOPb)
------------

What you do here is great. I admit I can't always read all the links, because they are too depressing, but it's obvious from the conversations here that others do. I do love the feel good stories and they are the first I go to.

And if occasionally I refresh and feel like Harry Potter in the last book when he gets to King's Cross station, then so be it.

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:50 AM (2WwbN)

143 This is what Sowell said:



Republican leaders seem to be worried that Donald Trump will get the
nomination and lose the election. Those of us who are not Republicans
should worry that Trump will get the nomination and win the election.
After all, the fate of the country is a lot more important than the fate
of a political party - and in far greater danger.

As this country continues to degenerate, we hope that it never
reaches the desperate stage where only a military coup can rescue it
from catastrophes created by feckless politicians. But, if that day ever
arrives, we can only hope that the military will do their duty and step
in. It is one of the few institutions dedicated to something besides
individual self-interest.



He's not *worried* about a military coup per se...

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 08:50 AM (uAvJJ)

144 Newt was good in the 90's, standing up to Clinton.

No, no he wasn't! He was good for a year or two and then completely caved and started guiding us down the squishy path in the first place.

I've long suspected it was because Clinton had his own dirt on him.

Newt talks a good game, but was a horrible leader.

Posted by: AD at May 03, 2016 08:50 AM (eepYc)

145 139 106 RWC! Do you have a lunch date yet?

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:38 AM (2WwbN)


Not yet. But I know she hasn't seen the message yet and she was meeting with her attorney today so she's probably been busy.


Getting a restraining order was she?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 03, 2016 08:51 AM (0mRoj)

146 RWC! Do you have a lunch date yet?

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:38 AM (2WwbN)


Not yet. But I know she hasn't seen the message yet and she was meeting with her attorney today



What did you do???? (j/k)

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 08:51 AM (cWLG9)

147 137 >> Don't worry, they'll be flying F-35s and using LCSs for sea control.

Lol, Circa.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 08:52 AM (gyKtp)

148 Getting a restraining order was she?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 03, 2016 08:51 AM (0mRoj)

Pretty damn close. CPO.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 08:53 AM (mEZce)

149 What did you do???? (j/k)

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 08:51 AM (cWLG9)

*silence is key

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 08:53 AM (mEZce)

150 As this country continues to degenerate, we hope that it never reaches the desperate stage where only a military coup can rescue it from catastrophes created by feckless politicians. But, if that day ever arrives, we can only hope that the military will do their duty and step in


Where have you gone Augusto Pinochet
A nation turns its blackened eyes to you

Posted by: Insomniac at May 03, 2016 08:54 AM (0mRoj)

151 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 08:49 AM (mEZce)
----------------

Love that movie, particularly that awesome scene. Hope you get the same result.

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:54 AM (2WwbN)

152 Aw pookysgirl, I'm so glad you are with your husband. And that your shepherding assignment went well. Have a wonderful visit.

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 08:55 AM (2WwbN)

153 Nobody votes for the VP.

It's who I voted for in 2008.

Should be an interesting team.

I can't see Newt showing any deference to Trump, and that's not going to go over well.

Posted by: t-bird at May 03, 2016 08:55 AM (oFSUK)

154 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 08:49 AM (mEZce)

I forgot how emo that movie was. *sniffle*

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 08:56 AM (nbrY/)

155 "Bigby - grandson also has days where he screams at the toilet. "

And I immediately thought: He who yells at clouds.


What, me spend too much time here?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 03, 2016 08:56 AM (ptqRm)

156
Well,

this election season is shaping up to be very interesting. We have a major news outlet (WaPo? I forget, and don't care) strateagerizing on the best time to assassinate a presidential candidate for maximum effect and cause a constitutional crisis and civil unrest,

and now we have a well respected Economist hoping the military is prepared to do it's duty when the fertilizer infiltrates the ventilation system.

What's next, Aliens from outer space?


And people think I'ma kook! Really!

Posted by: Ima Chook at May 03, 2016 08:56 AM (TYEKr)

157 Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said theres only one person Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump can win against in a general election: Lucifer.


Weasel Zippers

? Yeah fuck you loser. He beat your ass already

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 08:57 AM (V/InG)

158 143 >> He's not *worried* about a military coup per se...

Oh, he's advocating it. I see. Much better.

Fuckity.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 08:57 AM (gyKtp)

159 Did you reunite with hubby? Good for you!


Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 08:44 AM (dFi94)

Yes, and we've been busy seeing all the sights and getting fun photos and videos for our daughter. All while letting my husband squeeze in saving the world, of course.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 03, 2016 08:57 AM (EgeHs)

160 Smith is the founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service, a group that's lending a hugely helpful hand to neighbors in need. They do free lawns for the elderly, disabled, and single mothers



That is pretty damn awesome.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 08:58 AM (mEZce)

161 this election season is shaping up to be very interesting. We have a major news outlet (WaPo? I forget, and don't care) strateagerizing on the best time to assassinate a presidential candidate for maximum effect and cause a constitutional crisis and civil unrest,

--

Wait, what?

Also, RFK, another huge crowd-drawer, was shot in June.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 08:58 AM (nbrY/)

162 I admit I voted for Captain Juanny in 08. Only in the hope that Palin would soon be POTUS.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Bring on the Sarah! at May 03, 2016 08:59 AM (WVsWD)

163 "Bigby - grandson also has days where he screams at the toilet. "

And I immediately thought: He who yells at clouds.


What, me spend too much time here?




Say "gamboling about" or "sashay" at a family function like it is an everyday word and watch the looks on faces.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 08:59 AM (cWLG9)

164 I am not sold on Newt, but at least he would be someone who knows DC (how the sausage is made), and also has a deep knowledge of history.

Not bad strengths considering that Trump would be new to the DC process and politics, and more than likely, impulsive without thinking of the long term consequences.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 03, 2016 08:59 AM (NOIQH)

165 Et tu, Sowell?

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:00 AM (nbrY/)

166 They do free lawns for the elderly, disabled, and single mothers

Another oppressive manifestation of the patriarchy...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 03, 2016 09:00 AM (659DL)

167 Rasmussen has Trump and Hillary essentially tied. Quite the improvement for Mr "Epic Blowout" Trump.

Posted by: Levi at May 03, 2016 09:00 AM (DEJix)

168 Trump's VP choice, a loser (GOP) who doesn't care about his/her future or;

a lefty who thinks this is his/her springboard for 2020.

When this is all over I tend to agree with George Will and his position of long memories. I've said it before and I'll say it again.

You want the GOP to burn. Fine let it burn in DC. The problem is Trump is going to take down the GOP in states like WI.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 09:00 AM (voOPb)

169 Nobody votes for the VP.

I voted for Theodora Nathan.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 09:02 AM (xq1UY)

170 Rasmussen has Trump and Hillary essentially tied. Quite the improvement for Mr "Epic Blowout" Trump.
Posted by: Levi at May 03, 2016 09:00 AM (DEJix)

I have no idea how all this plays out. But one thing I do know, that fat lying bastard hillary is one of the worst Candidates of all time. Unlikeable, and phoney and the 3 dollar bill. And if she was not a women and bill's "wife" she would be below 2%

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 09:02 AM (V/InG)

171 Wait, Hollywood has a new Jurassic Park?

Posted by: Fritz at May 03, 2016 09:02 AM (UzPAd)

172 I voted for Theodora Nathan.

*takes a chance. Googles it...*

Posted by: t-bird at May 03, 2016 09:03 AM (oFSUK)

173 Well this is helpful in bringing the party together.

>>Nobody talks about it What (Rafael Castro) was doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death before the shooting Its horrible Trump said

http://tinyurl.com/h7whgs8

Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 09:03 AM (/tuJf)

174 one of the worst Candidates of all time

Apparently, only Trump's unfavorables count. Or something.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 03, 2016 09:04 AM (659DL)

175 Let It Burn*










*selectively and under control in approved places with only nice , approved people who I like. NIMBY

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 09:04 AM (Gwldq)

176 I'm off to check on the sick son and then to exercise. Have a good day, everyone. Stay cheerful.

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2016 09:04 AM (2WwbN)

177 Israel's opposition Labour party - which is the major partner within the Zionist Union Knesset faction - said on Tuesday that it was weighing severing ties with its British counterpart after fresh allegations of anti-Semitism in its ranks.



More than 50 British Labour party members have been suspended in the past two months over comments deemed racist or anti-Semitic, according to The Daily Telegraph, including former mayor of London Ken Livingstone.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 09:05 AM (V/InG)

178 Flashback: Newt was a lobbyist for Freddie Mac in 2006, when it was handing out subprime mortgages like candy

http://tinyurl.com/jncdmgk

yeah, this is the guy who will "destroy the establishment" all right

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:05 AM (uAvJJ)

179 The problem is Trump is going to take down the GOP in states like WI.
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As a liberal Democrat he probably is just fine with that outcome.

Posted by: MTF at May 03, 2016 09:05 AM (/m8T6)

180 TIM IN ILLINOIS


What did you think?


Did the kids have fun?

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 09:05 AM (Gwldq)

181 166 They do free lawns for the elderly, disabled, and single mothers

Another oppressive manifestation of the patriarchy...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 03, 2016 09:00 AM (659DL)


.gov needs to throw a shit ton of money at this problem!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 09:06 AM (mEZce)

182 They do free lawns for...single mothers


Yep, that's a Bermudan, all right.
Not criticizing. Works for me. With a snow plow, though.
We call 'em "grass widows" here.

The Amishman, his wife, and the sack of potatoes. (Just The Punchline, coming).



Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 09:06 AM (xq1UY)

183 Have a great one bluebell. Hope your son is feeling better.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 09:06 AM (mEZce)

184 This will get your BP up...

The City of Cleveland was planning to tear down the gazebo in the park where Tamir Rice was shot.

The fucking Smithsonian....the fucking Smithsonian stepped in and told them not to so they can determine what to do with this important article of African American history.

This is where we are as a culture.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 03, 2016 09:08 AM (8NNW0)

185 180
TIM IN ILLINOIS


What did you think?


Did the kids have fun?


Nevermind just saw your response up thread.

Multitasking is neither.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 09:08 AM (Gwldq)

186 172 I voted for Theodora Nathan.

*takes a chance. Googles it...*
Posted by: t-bird at May 03, 2016 09:03 AM (oFSUK)

That wasn't too frightening

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

187
.gov needs to throw a shit ton of money at this problem!
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 09:06 AM (mEZce)
-------------------------

The first half-ton will be spent regulating the lawn-mowing guys.

Posted by: iforgot at May 03, 2016 09:09 AM (pC96u)

188 As a liberal Democrat he probably is just fine with that outcome.
Posted by: MTF at May 03, 2016 09:05 AM (/m8T6

I'm sure he is.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 09:10 AM (voOPb)

189 I see the "totally CON-servative commentariate industrial complex" is having a sad over the fact that the race is going to be over tonight.

And has shifted to talking darkly and gravely about the "future of conservatism and Americas future."

It's hysterical.

Dennis Pragers NRO column is a pip.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 03, 2016 09:11 AM (M+Oml)

190
Yep, Washington Post

"The law that congress should pass."

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zql66oo

After the parties conventions have selected their candidates, but before the election. When the parties can't select another candidate and the election goes to the House of Representatives.


Chaos, baby!

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 03, 2016 09:11 AM (TYEKr)

191 I want a National Post-Election Eat Crow Day.
Nov 8 2017
Everyone gets to say either their "I told you so's " or their "I was wrong 's" and we all bury the hatchet and get drunk.
Clean slate the next day.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:12 AM (nbrY/)

192 Posted by: Kreplach
>>>>>>>>>>>

Purity warriors hardest hit.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 09:12 AM (Gwldq)

193 Fifty members of the British Labour Party were secretly suspended over the last two months due to racist and anti-Semitic statements, the British daily The Telepgraph reported Monday.




Twenty out of the fifty were suspended only in the last two weeks. Labour chairman Jeremy Corbyn acknowledged for the first time that there is a problem within the party, although he insisted that it is not a huge problem.

Yeah right not a huge problem? By the way the Democratic Party is not much better. They just hide it better. Almost the whole Black Caucus are anti-semites

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 09:12 AM (V/InG)

194 Are my 15 minutes up? I'm tired of me too.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 03, 2016 09:13 AM (gwG9s)

195 The fucking Smithsonian....the fucking Smithsonian stepped in and told them not to so they can determine what to do with this important article of African American history.

Put it next to Trayvon's grape drank and St. Michael Brown's stolen cigarillos.

Posted by: T. Cruz at May 03, 2016 09:13 AM (uyrlv)

196 Will no one rid us of this troublesome Trump?

Posted by: NRO at May 03, 2016 09:13 AM (nbrY/)

197 Well gee, Kreplach, when both major party candidates are on the side of big government and bigger government, those of us who actually want to shrink government, what do you suggest?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:14 AM (uAvJJ)

198 Who will be Trump's VP choice? Well, who best can help him win in Florida and one of Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and/or Michigan? That's probably the answer.

http://tinyurl.com/zp97p54

Posted by: MTF at May 03, 2016 09:15 AM (/m8T6)

199 " I have faith that there's a moron about to weigh in on how Martha McSally should never have been allowed to fly in combat. "

I'll bite. It is not that she shouldn't be in combat or can't perform effectively - it is the enormous cost in $$$$, resources and turning away more effective personnel to accommodate finding the very few women capable and desirous of these roles. It is a waste of money and effort unless you are all about "social justice" instead of effectiveness of the military.

Posted by: WooHoo at May 03, 2016 09:15 AM (XRCeV)

200 Every morning lately I get a call from a CVS in Alexandria, VA. (I'm in NE Okla.) Reverse lookup verifies the number.

I don't answer. They leave a message for Jennifer about her prescription order ready for pickup. This has happened before, too, a few times, over several months.

If it's not some scam, how in heck do they get that confused? Will poor Jennifer ever get her meds?

Posted by: mindful webworker - -_o at May 03, 2016 09:16 AM (vDbXI)

201
Flashback: Newt was a lobbyist for Freddie Mac in 2006, when it was handing out subprime mortgages like candy
-----------------------

So you're just discovering this. Newt has been trying to get in with the "cool kids" since the 90s:

>>Back in 1997, when black Republican Congressman J.C. Watts denounced people like Jesse Jackson and then D.C. mayor Marion Barry as "race-hustling poverty pimps," House Speaker Newt Gingrich took it upon himself to apologize to Jesse Jackson. . . . Gingrich then added further insult by inviting Jesse Jackson to join him in his box for the Clinton inauguration for his second term as president.

... what could possibly have led Republicans to think that pro-Jesse Jackson blacks were ever going to vote for them? Did they think that conservative blacks who might have voted for them were more likely to do so when Republicans embraced Jesse Jackson?

But it's been the way of the GOPe deep and wide:

>>Another conservative black Republican who had the rug pulled out from under him was Michael Williams, when he was in charge of civil rights at the Department of Education. Mr. Williams ruled that setting aside scholarships exclusively for minority students was racial discrimination in violation of civil rights laws. This courageous ruling was over-ruled in the first Bush administration, leaving Michael Williams with egg on his face.

The GOPe would rather die than listen to Thomas Sowell. So now, they're . . . dying.

Posted by: iforgot at May 03, 2016 09:17 AM (pC96u)

202 See how the 1% lives in this article. The most expensive one on the list can be had for as little as 3 or 4 Goldman Sachs speeches; another one is rated to 5000 Gs so it should survive an SMOD strike (you, however, are a different story):

(in my nic so I don't blow out the margins and get yelled at)

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 09:17 AM (gyKtp)

203 Acceptance of reality.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 09:17 AM (Gwldq)

204 @192

It's going to be fascinating on how "CON-servstive" book authors like Goldberg, Willamson, et al fare in this new age.

My take is their audiences will become more selective.

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of phonies.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 03, 2016 09:17 AM (M+Oml)

205 Bah - Mark Kirk. One of only two Republican senators to vote against a ban on abortions past 20 weeks. Also the only Republican senator to receive an "F" rating from the NRA.


What do you expect. It's Illinois. They always elect Democrats, even when they're Republicans.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:18 AM (dFi94)

206 If I thought Trump would really destroy the GOP, I'd vote for the sonofabitch.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 03, 2016 09:19 AM (eHpnh)

207
Michigan will go for Trump. The democrats here will vote for Trump.

Even as a hermit, I talk to enough people to know that, and we have Detroit! as an example of what Hillary will do.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 03, 2016 09:19 AM (TYEKr)

208 Acceptance of reality.
Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 09:17 AM (Gwldq)

Some people would would rather fancy themselves intellectuals and live in a fantasy land

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 09:19 AM (V/InG)

209
Posted by: iforgot at May 03, 2016 09:17 AM (pC96u)

Oh I had known about Newt's opportunism for a while now.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:20 AM (uAvJJ)

210 EU 'to grant Turkey visa-free travel'

==========
You know what that means, dont you. It will be easier for terrorists to travel around killing people.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 03, 2016 09:20 AM (iQIUe)

211 EU 'to grant Turkey visa-free travel'

What all the Sultan's armies never accomplished....

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 03, 2016 09:21 AM (659DL)

212 206
If I thought Trump would really destroy the GOP, I'd vote for the sonofabitch.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 03, 2016 09:19 AM (eHpnh)

The problem is, the GOP might be destroyed, but wouldn't be replaced by anything of substance, which leaves the left in charge by default.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:21 AM (uAvJJ)

213 >>The GOPe would rather die than listen to Thomas Sowell. So now, they're . . . dying.

Accept it isn't dying. In fact, it's rarely if ever been stronger at the state level and in Congress. And this was a very winnable race for the GOP had they not decided to go full retard.

The idea that Trump is going to somehow usher in a new era of smaller, less intrusive government is absurd. If he wins, everything he says and has supported all his life indicates a big, activist government. If he loses, the GOP will wag their fingers and find new and creative ways to insure that an outsider like Trump never gets the nomination again.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 09:22 AM (/tuJf)

214 "The problem is, the GOP might be destroyed, but wouldn't be replaced by anything of substance, which leaves the left in charge by default."

The Left is already in charge by default.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 03, 2016 09:22 AM (eHpnh)

215 Some people would would rather fancy themselves intellectuals

I would like to live in a bubble. That's why I voted for Medically Induced Coma in 2012.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 09:23 AM (Gwldq)

216 Trump's a liberal democrat.

And all the registered republicans who have voted for him in record numbers are too stupid (and, let's face it, racist) to know what's good for them.

The republican party just needs to do a better job of explaining their positions and everything they've done to folks.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:23 AM (xuouz)

217 Truecons have finally accepted leftism.

http://wapo.st/1SEQE5z

They're just wearing red jerseys.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:24 AM (xuouz)

218 I'm in a type delete loop.

Cranky today. Not enough sleep.
Need coffee.
Anyone have a good resource on learning SEO stuff for websites?

Either that or how to get disability or something.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:24 AM (nbrY/)

219
Chaos, baby!
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 03, 2016 09:11 AM (TYEKr)
-----------------------

Interesting timing. I think by "dead candidate" he means "dead-in-the-water" candidate. Someone who's under indictment or such the like.

Posted by: iforgot at May 03, 2016 09:25 AM (pC96u)

220 Trump's a liberal democrat.

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


And what if that's true?


Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:25 AM (dFi94)

221
Anyone have a good resource on learning SEO stuff for websites?

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

I believe 95% of what you need to know comes down to this: SEO is what used to be called "indexing."

Posted by: iforgot at May 03, 2016 09:26 AM (pC96u)

222 So now Trump is saying that Cruz's dad was involved in the Kennedy assassination. He also said Raphael Cruz shouldn't be "allowed" to say what he's been saying about Ted, thus joining Hillary in the fight against the first amendment. Plus his campaign is making physical threats against delegates.

Never Trump.

Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 09:26 AM (ozZau)

223 votermom @ 191

The place I retired from always had us schedule our "floating" holidays at the beginning of the year. In election years I always took the Wednesday after the election as one of mine. Did not want to be around anyone that day whichever way the vote went. My bosses thought it odd, but I knew it to be the best thing for me no matter how the results turned out.

Posted by: cfomahm at May 03, 2016 09:26 AM (RfzVr)

224 And what if that's true?
Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:25 AM (dFi94)

Then we're already dead.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:26 AM (xuouz)

225 The Left is already in charge by default.


The GOP hasn't been opposition for 20 years.

Posted by: T. Cruz at May 03, 2016 09:26 AM (uyrlv)

226 "The idea that Trump is going to somehow usher in a new era of smaller, less intrusive government is absurd."

Yes. Absurd is the word.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 03, 2016 09:26 AM (eHpnh)

227 200 Every morning lately I get a call from a CVS in Alexandria, VA. (I'm in NE Okla.) Reverse lookup verifies the number.

I don't answer. They leave a message for Jennifer about her prescription order ready for pickup. This has happened before, too, a few times, over several months.

If it's not some scam, how in heck do they get that confused? Will poor Jennifer ever get her meds?



Jennifer moved from NE Oklahoma to VA and kept her cell phone and CVS is fat fingering one number and keeps getting you.
Number portability is a bitch. I get calls from all over the US, only to find out they are in the next town over.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 09:27 AM (cWLG9)

228 Anyone have a good resource on learning SEO stuff for websites?
===============================================


I used to have a pretty good book on it, simple and straightforward. Let me see if I can dig it up. I have the sneaking suspicion I may have donated it to the library.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:27 AM (dFi94)

229 Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said theres only one person Republican
presidential front-runner Donald Trump can win against in a general
election: Lucifer.


GOP
Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'
GOP

Seeing a pattern here.


It's really too bad that these two stalwarts are not members of a well-funded, experienced political organization who had the opportunity to select a candidate that would, you know, win.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 09:28 AM (Gwldq)

230 Anyone have a good resource on learning SEO stuff for websites?
Either that or how to get disability or something.
Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:24 AM (nbrY/)

Voterma while I don't have a good source (because my best source is an uncle of mine and not anything linkable) and googling will bring up about 239673578 results for SEO, I'd recommend you start by reading about google's SEO rules and how they've changed over the years, then reading about this year's.

You should have a leg up because you have an existing platform and a pretty solid community over there.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:28 AM (xuouz)

231 221
Anyone have a good resource on learning SEO stuff for websites?


I hired an independent that has worked out just fine. About $500 to start and $50 per month to keep everything going.

Started at UpWorks to find the person, but eventually just went direct.

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 09:29 AM (Zs4uk)

232 This is funny.

Anti fracking demo in Kirkham today with a Bake off challenge and Emma Thompson in attendance - morale of this story is ... Always ask the Farmer first if you can use his field.

https://goo.gl/8Bb1un

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 03, 2016 09:29 AM (iQIUe)

233 The problem is, the GOP might be destroyed, but wouldn't be replaced by anything of substance, which leaves the left in charge by default.



Where have you been for the last 22 years?

Who has the "pubs been in control of congress for 18 of the last 22 years" meme?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM (cWLG9)

234 I'm afraid I don't understand why they keep trying to retire the A-10. I understand it's an older model, but is it not still pretty effective? Can anyone help a fellow Moron out?

Posted by: Flyguy at May 03, 2016 08:00 AM (3sOO0)


My understanding is that close air support makes the Air Force subordinate to the Army. The Air Force split off from the Army and I think there is still a desire to be completely independent of other services.

Think of the rivalry that the Army and Navy have traditionally had. If you stated to any of these officers that they would rather have a bunch of soldiers, or marines, or sailors, or airmen, or coast guards die rather than take a slight to their pride of service they would deny it - but I do not think you would be too far off either.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hire Instigators, Inc. to Spice Up Your Formal Dinner! An Outrage Outlet subsidiary. at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM (hLRSq)

235 "The idea that Trump is going to somehow usher in a new era of smaller, less intrusive government is absurd."

As absurd as everything else that's happened.

This election puts me in mind of the Improbability Drive from Hitchhiker's Guide.

Anyone for Italian?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM (xuouz)

236 iforgot at May 03, 2016 09:25 AM

Maybe, but it sounded to me like he meant dead, as in dead, as in found in bed dead of natural causes under mysterious circumstances after a long history of too much alcohol and too many political enemies dead.

Because he talks of . . .ok, not going to use the words that get me on the Secret Service Watch List. But that's just the way I read the article.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM (TYEKr)

237
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:23 AM (xuouz)

I don't think Trump voters are, in the main, stupid. In fact I am perfectly willing to concede that they are voting in what they perceive to be in their rational self-interest. I am just disappointed to learn that they view their rational self-interest being substantially divergent from my rational self-interest.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM (uAvJJ)

238 Welp, 35 minutes of reading and scrolling and clicking and I just realized its a IDGAF if I accomplish anything day.

Posted by: IP at May 03, 2016 09:32 AM (aQQbl)

239 Signs you need more coffee:

When making French toast, you grab the pepper mill instead of the vanilla extract.

When making more coffee, you almost put the coffee pat in the skillet.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:32 AM (nbrY/)

240
Where have you been for the last 22 years?



Who has the "pubs been in control of congress for 18 of the last 22 years" meme?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM (cWLG9)

Do you think the last 22 years represents the worst leftism has to offer?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:32 AM (uAvJJ)

241 Can't find the book, but if I bought it on Amazon it should be in my order history. Hunting ......

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:32 AM (dFi94)

242 "The republican party just needs to do a better job of explaining their positions and everything they've done to folks."


If they do that I'm going to have a run on torches and pitchforks.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hire Instigators, Inc. to Spice Up Your Formal Dinner! An Outrage Outlet subsidiary. at May 03, 2016 09:33 AM (hLRSq)

243 >>Anti fracking demo in Kirkham today with a Bake off challenge and Emma Thompson in attendance

That's what you get for trespassing, activist jerks!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 03, 2016 09:33 AM (NOIQH)

244 Trump , Clinton. Pick your poison.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 03, 2016 09:34 AM (6qmBU)

245 Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:24 AM (nbrY/)

There's lots of SEO stuff on YouTube. Whether or not any of it is *useful* or not, I don't know. There's an Etsy Success page on Facebook that links to Etsy specific ones (I think, I usually use the email link I get from having "liked" the page).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 03, 2016 09:34 AM (GDulk)

246 This election puts me in mind of the Improbability Drive from Hitchhiker's Guide

--

That explains why there are so any Marvin robots on this blog.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:34 AM (nbrY/)

247 >232
He should have opened up on them when he was backed in.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:34 AM (xuouz)

248 But, if that day ever
arrives, we can only hope that the military will do their duty and step
in. It is one of the few institutions dedicated to something besides
individual self-interest.


Well, not after 8 years of Obama, it isn't. I'm sure he's done his best to promote time-serving REMFs who have no problem kowtowing to the progressive agenda to promote their careers.

Posted by: OregonMuse at May 03, 2016 09:34 AM (e8ge6)

249 217
Truecons have finally accepted leftism.



http://wapo.st/1SEQE5z



They're just wearing red jerseys.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:24 AM (xuouz)

Umm I fail to see anything in that article where George Will is "accepting leftism"

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:34 AM (uAvJJ)

250 "Trump , Clinton. Pick your poison."

I'll stay home.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 03, 2016 09:34 AM (eHpnh)

251 Republican Party Platform:


- Democrats are our friends.

- Second place is AWESOME.

- Ted Cruz is the devil.



Vote GOP !

Posted by: GOPe at May 03, 2016 09:34 AM (Gwldq)

252 when we're in control we're never in control

Posted by: nckate at May 03, 2016 09:35 AM (/ygaY)

253 Trump , Clinton. Pick your poison.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 03, 2016 09:34 AM (6qmBU)

This post is why November will, in fact, be a landslide.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:35 AM (xuouz)

254 @votermom: I'm in a type delete loop.

Cranky today. Not enough sleep.
Need coffee....


Doing 'bout the same. More grumpy than cranky, perhaps.
And I've got coffee.

Posted by: mindful webworker - o_- at May 03, 2016 09:35 AM (vDbXI)

255 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 03, 2016 09:34 AM (GDulk)

Thanks Polliwog. Has it helped you?

I've done some basic stuff but now I need to understand picking keywords or something.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:36 AM (nbrY/)

256 Do you think the last 22 years represents the worst leftism has to offer?



No. But I haven't seen the "conservatives" do ONE FUCKING THING to, you know, STAY TRUE TO THEIR ROOTS either.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 09:36 AM (cWLG9)

257 Sup, Gee Oh kay

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 09:36 AM (Gwldq)

258 Votermom - I found it in my orders from 2011. I don't know if the advice is up to speed with changes since then, but here's the link. I found it fairly easy to understand, and I'm a bonehead.


http://amzn.to/1UvzLii


Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:37 AM (dFi94)

259 Anti fracking demo in Kirkham today with a Bake off
challenge and Emma Thompson in attendance - morale of this story is ...
Always ask the Farmer first if you can use his field.



https://goo.gl/8Bb1un
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 03, 2016 09:29 AM (iQIUe)



YES! YES! YES!

Posted by: Kindltot at May 03, 2016 09:37 AM (ry34m)

260 226 "The idea that Trump is going to somehow usher in a new era of smaller, less intrusive government is absurd."


I've got to agree there.

But that's ok for now. I really want more than a smaller, less intrusive version of what we have now.

For the first term, I would settle for value. Give me some sense that the dollar the federal government spends is buying a reasonable amount of goods or services.

That applies to the labor too.

Show me in four years that things have changed and federal workers are actually working for their paychecks.

After that, we can look at trimming down.

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 09:37 AM (Zs4uk)

261 I've done some basic stuff but now I need to understand picking keywords or something.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:36 AM (nbrY/)
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Cheap sexy weddings.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:38 AM (dFi94)

262 There's lots of SEO stuff on YouTube.

--

That's part of the problem - too much stuff, a lot of it basically just schemes to get you to subscribe / buy / click their product.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:38 AM (nbrY/)

263 rickb223: Jennifer moved from NE Oklahoma to VA and kept her cell phone and CVS is fat fingering one number and keeps getting you....

Sounds like a good possibility. It's a robo-call, too, so would do no good to answer: no human to talk to.

I remember when area codes designated an area.

Of course, I remember when, if someone answered their phone, you knew where they were. Buggy whips and blacksmiths, I feel old.

Posted by: mindful webworker - o_- at May 03, 2016 09:38 AM (vDbXI)

264 That explains why there are so any Marvin robots on this blog.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:34 AM (nbrY/)


No one here has a brain that big.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hire Instigators, Inc. to Spice Up Your Formal Dinner! An Outrage Outlet subsidiary. at May 03, 2016 09:38 AM (hLRSq)

265 Lucifer?


HAWT

Posted by: Senator Lindthey Graham at May 03, 2016 09:38 AM (Gwldq)

266 GOP in Texas has done a decent job. There will always be internal struggles for control in any organization. As long as it's platform continues to reflect the proper ideals, the fight should be to replace those that contradict that platform, not destroy the organization/ platform.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 03, 2016 09:38 AM (6qmBU)

267
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM (TYEKr)
----------------------

Not sure what's on your mind there, but I won't press.

Posted by: iforgot at May 03, 2016 09:39 AM (pC96u)

268 "I've done some basic stuff but now I need to understand picking keywords or something."

Lace wigs penis enlargement.

Posted by: Lace Wigs Penis Enlargement at May 03, 2016 09:39 AM (eHpnh)

269 Cheap sexy weddings.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:38 AM (dFi94)

Nice!

Gonna use that on bookstore -- "this book, which sadly does not have a cheap.sexy wedding in it, ..."

How's the wedding plans btw?

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:39 AM (nbrY/)

270 Anti fracking demo in Kirkham today with a Bake off challenge and Emma
Thompson in attendance - morale of this story is ... Always ask the
Farmer first if you can use his field.
>>>

The Police were there and still let these douchebags climb the fence onto the farmers property.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j994cau

Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 03, 2016 09:39 AM (tf9Ne)

271 I am just disappointed to learn that they view their rational self-interest being substantially divergent from my rational self-interest.
Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM (uAvJJ)


And your "rational self-interest" is perfectly contend with putting hillary in the White House?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 09:40 AM (V/InG)

272 I remember when area codes designated an area.



They did. Back before number portability. I had a cow-orker who kept her Kail cell number when she moved here to Dallas.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 09:41 AM (cWLG9)

273 VMom,
I think you are talking about 'meta data'. Your blog software should have 'categories, tags, file under, yada etcetera and so forth'

Keywords that identify what your post is about. The more 'tags' you put in, the more places your post shows up. Like when you search for a movie starlet and get. . that is to say. . . I mean. . .well when you have safe search turned off to do research. . . ok, never mind.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 03, 2016 09:42 AM (TYEKr)

274 "Conservatism" as an ideology is a trap. Real individualist philosophy is discordant. Cast off your moorings and live in the dissonance. We're happy warriors, remember? Who looks like they're having fun this election?

Reading a piece of sci-fi/conspiracy theory fiction from the 70s called The Illuminatus Trilogy. Pretty damn good book. All about a shadow war between the collectivist Illuminati and their hardcore libertarian opponents (if only, right?), the Legion of Discordia. You know what they say about fiction being a superior vehicle for truth than nonfiction? Two points the authors make resonated with me:

- Identity politics can only divide
- The truth will make you laugh

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:42 AM (xuouz)

275
Anti fracking demo in Kirkham today with a Bake off challenge and Emma Thompson in attendance - morale of this story is ... Always ask the Farmer first if you can use his field.

https://goo.gl/8Bb1un
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 03, 2016 09:29 AM (iQIUe)
-------------------------

I hope that was liquid manure he was spraying on them.

Posted by: iforgot at May 03, 2016 09:42 AM (pC96u)

276 " A disgruntled employee intentionally set a massive fire that destroyed a RoomPlace distribution center in southwest suburban Woodridge, federal investigators said Friday."

I believe you still have my stapler.....

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 03, 2016 09:42 AM (4NAkf)

277 No. But I haven't seen the "conservatives" do ONE FUCKING THING to, you know, STAY TRUE TO THEIR ROOTS either.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 09:36 AM (cWLG9)

As I mentioned in the ONT thread.
There is a difference between principles, policy, and strategy.
Conservative principles are timeless.
Conservative policy is, at best, a flawed implementation of conservative principles.
Strategy is what politicians engage in in order to get policy enacted into law. On this front, the GOP has been horrible, I think we all agree.
But poor strategy does not indict the underlying conservative principles.
It has been a while since conservatives have seen a "big win", I agree.
Part of the problem, as we are finding out this election season, is that a great proportion of the Republican base really isn't interested in what conservative principles have to offer. So if the people don't really want conservatism, then it is hard to get it implemented.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:42 AM (uAvJJ)

278 *fistbumps el morto*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:43 AM (xuouz)

279 No, Kari, it will be the largest stay-at-home since the bi-centennial.

It will be lost through failure of interest of a disenfranchised electorate. It is just a question of which electorate is most depressed and feels the most abused and hated by their "own" side.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 03, 2016 09:43 AM (ry34m)

280 I used to have a pretty good book on it, simple and straightforward. Let me see if I can dig it up. I have the sneaking suspicion I may have donated it to the library.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:27 AM (dFi94)

If you remember / find the title I can check if our lib has it. Thanks.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:43 AM (nbrY/)

281 And your "rational self-interest" is perfectly contend with putting hillary in the White House?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 09:40 AM (V/InG)

Umm, no. My rational self-interest is fulfilled by voting my conscience.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:43 AM (uAvJJ)

282 268 "I've done some basic stuff but now I need to understand picking keywords or something."


In the old Google system, keywords were a big factor. Not so much now.

People learned to game the keyword system so that's why they changed. Now, there is a crazy complex algorithm looking at page relevance, local hits, how many times other pages reference you and a million other factors.

It sucks.

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 09:44 AM (Zs4uk)

283 Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 03, 2016 09:42 AM (TYEKr)

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:44 AM (nbrY/)

284 Gosh, you Trump cretins, we can't just win if we win the wrong way, meaning "not the way I want." That would be just like losing. What is so difficult for you to understand about that?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:44 AM (xuouz)

285 I'm not voting for anyone that has called for the impeachment of George Bush and has praised Nancy Pelosi for her work in considering to do so.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 03, 2016 09:44 AM (6qmBU)

286 How's the wedding plans btw?

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:39 AM (nbrY/)
============================================

Yes, anyway you can work the word "wedding" into your keywords (legitimately - otherwise you'll get marked as spam) will help. I read a statistic of how much wedding-related stuff is done online. It's astronomical.

As far as wedding plans, Sunday I bought a back-up dress. Plan B for the ceremony since the dress I ordered right after Christmas still has not arrived. My daughter said you could build a whole house in that time. So, I might be wearing something from Kohls. Ha! I don't care.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:44 AM (dFi94)

287 Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:36 AM (nbrY/)

The honest answer is "I'm not sure." I haven't spent much time on it at this point and I also struggle with coming up with SEO item titles since I personally find them obnoxious when searching. If you've done the basics you may well have gotten the majority of what YouTube offers.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 03, 2016 09:44 AM (GDulk)

288
I am just disappointed to learn that they view their rational self-interest being substantially divergent from my rational self-interest.
Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM (uAvJJ)
-----------------------

Why shouldn't they feel the same way about you?

Posted by: iforgot at May 03, 2016 09:45 AM (pC96u)

289 Give me some sense that the dollar the federal government spends is buying a reasonable amount of goods or services.



That applies to the labor too.



Show me in four years that things have changed and federal workers are actually working for their paychecks.



After that, we can look at trimming down.

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 09:37 AM (Zs4uk)


And Trump would do this...how, and why would he care? It not his money. That is the problem with most politicians. It's not their money, just hit the taxpayers up, and it they don't comply intimidate them with the IRS. Vote to fatten up your perks and get a pay raise. Slander anyone who questions the status quo political system.

Posted by: Mimzey at May 03, 2016 09:45 AM (aRUb8)

290 They keep trying to retire the A10 because they want money. Everybody loves the A10 especially the other services.

So if you want to keep it, you have to pony up.

Posted by: blaster at May 03, 2016 09:45 AM (2Ocf1)

291 It sucks.

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 09:44 AM (Zs4uk)

Figures.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:45 AM (nbrY/)

292 I hope that was liquid manure he was spraying on them.

Posted by: iforgot at May 03, 2016 09:42 AM (pC96u)


It was

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 09:45 AM (mEZce)

293 Why shouldn't they feel the same way about you?

Posted by: iforgot at May 03, 2016 09:45 AM (pC96u)

They are free to do so.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:45 AM (uAvJJ)

294 Bruce with a wang, that's hilarious. What a bunch of twits. Now I'm trying to remember an old video of some idiot trespassing protesters that I think also were in the UK. The farmer's cattle start chasing them and knocking them over. They're all screaming and shit. OMG, such comedy.

Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 09:45 AM (ozZau)

295 If you remember / find the title I can check if our lib has it. Thanks.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:43 AM (nbrY/)
==========================================

Found it. Check my post at #258.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:46 AM (dFi94)

296 Give me some sense that the dollar the federal government spends is buying a reasonable amount of goods or services.





That applies to the labor too.





Show me in four years that things have changed and federal workers are actually working for their paychecks.





After that, we can look at trimming down.



Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 09:37 AM (Zs4uk)



So basically, you want Trump to be a more effective steward of the bureaucracy than Obama has been?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:46 AM (uAvJJ)

297 What's really sad, and I really mean horrifying, is the down vote that will be lost with Trump.

Hillary will have the house and senate.

FU GOP

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 03, 2016 09:47 AM (U+nHb)

298 Umm, no. My rational self-interest is fulfilled by voting my conscience.
Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:43 AM (uAvJJ)

yeah typical

Sorry that might work on a college campus but in the real world, it's a cop out

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 09:47 AM (V/InG)

299 OK, they claim this is for regenerating brain tissue, and say it's for the brain dead, but seriously, isn't this how you get to the full-on zombie apocalypse?

http://tinyurl.com/hfvgypk

Mornin' Horde. Actually we all know it's already the zombie apocalypse, they just don't allow us to shoot the zombies.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 03, 2016 09:47 AM (9krrF)

300 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 03, 2016 09:44 AM (GDulk)

Are you on Pinterest?
A blogger friend of mine who does crafts & recipes said Pinterest helps a lot for her. I imagine it would be the same for an Etsy site.
I haven't really been coz books and time sink

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:47 AM (nbrY/)

301 >>But that's ok for now. I really want more than a smaller, less intrusive version of what we have now.

>>For the first term, I would settle for value. Give me some sense that the dollar the federal government spends is buying a reasonable amount of goods or services.

And what gives you any confidence that Trump would do that? Trump has stated repeatedly that he isn't going to touch entitlements and is going to drastically increase spending on defense. Discretionary spending is a relative drop in the bucket compared to these issues and if he won't touch them then the debt is only going up. Dramatically so when the Fed finally allows rates to rise which sooner or later they will.

This is what is so maddening about Trump supporters. I've yet to meet one who will actually debate the merits of Trump's policies, like say throwing women in jail for having an abortion or touchback deportation, in favor of just saying that anyone who doesn't get in line is part of some purity brigade or a h8r.

Trump is not an agent of change. He IS the establishment. He is the uni-party so many of you say you detest.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 09:47 AM (/tuJf)

302 Votermom - Pinterest is good.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:48 AM (dFi94)

303
Put it next to Trayvon's grape drank and St. Michael Brown's stolen cigarillos.

Posted by: T. Cruz at May 03, 2016 09:13 AM (uyrlv)

And Marion Barry's crack pipe.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at May 03, 2016 09:48 AM (u0lmX)

304 No, Kari, it will be the largest stay-at-home since the bi-centennial.
It will be lost through failure of interest of a disenfranchised electorate. It is just a question of which electorate is most depressed and feels the most abused and hated by their "own" side.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 03, 2016 09:43 AM (ry34m)

This analysis simply does not comport with reality. When all is said and done Trump will have garnered the most primary votes of all time - and the runner up is neither Romney nor McCain.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:48 AM (xuouz)

305 And Trump would do this...how, and why would he
care? It not his money. That is the problem with most politicians. It's
not their money, just hit the taxpayers up, and it they don't comply
intimidate them with the IRS. Vote to fatten up your perks and get a pay
raise. Slander anyone who questions the status quo political system. Posted by: Mimzey at May 03, 2016 09:45 AM (aRUb
=====

That is what I see, as well.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 03, 2016 09:49 AM (MIKMs)

306 I am just disappointed to learn that they view their rational self-interest being substantially divergent from my rational self-interest.
Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM (uAvJJ)


What the heck is wrong with you Kansans?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hire Instigators, Inc. to Spice Up Your Formal Dinner! An Outrage Outlet subsidiary. at May 03, 2016 09:49 AM (hLRSq)

307 I saw a great lawn sign yesterday:

EVERYONE SUCKS - 2016

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at May 03, 2016 09:50 AM (u0lmX)

308


lawn mower story at the end made me cry

Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 09:50 AM (zOTsN)

309 A US service member has been killed in northern Iraq, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday.

'It is a combat death, of course. And a very sad loss,' Carter told reporters in Stuttgart.
----


No boots on the ground right. You assfucks.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 09:50 AM (mEZce)

310 They are free to do so.


Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:45 AM (uAvJJ)


Awfully generous of you. Is there anything else they have your permission to do?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hire Instigators, Inc. to Spice Up Your Formal Dinner! An Outrage Outlet subsidiary. at May 03, 2016 09:50 AM (hLRSq)

311 Like I been saying Cavil, the problem is too much police, not too few.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 03, 2016 09:50 AM (8v0G6)

312 Grammie you must be getting close! I look forward to hearing your excuse for your 3rd and 4th-string backup wedding dresses

The wedding season of my life is in full swing. I'm my college roommate's best man this fall and I'll be traveling overseas for my sister's wedding that same month. Lots and lots of cousins will be getting hitched in the next 2-3 years, I'm sure.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:50 AM (xuouz)

313 Comparing primary votes to the election is going to give lots of Trumpers here a sad.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 03, 2016 09:51 AM (U+nHb)

314 As I mentioned in the ONT thread.
There is a difference between principles, policy, and strategy.
Conservative principles are timeless.




True. They are.
But when you don't adhere to them for 18 years, you have none.
When you don't adhere to them for 18 years, your policy and strategy SUCKS.

When you, as controllers of the purse, allow the deficit to go from 5 trillion to almost 20 trillion, you HAVE NO STRATEGY.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 09:52 AM (cWLG9)

315 I am just disappointed to learn that they view their rational self-interest being substantially divergent from my rational self-interest.
Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM (uAvJJ)

LOL

What a gem of tautological navel-gazing pedantry.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:52 AM (xuouz)

316 My favorite comment from the fracking video :

Which is shittier, the smell, your comedy,the cakes or your acting?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 03, 2016 09:52 AM (iQIUe)

317 And Trump would do this...how, and why would he care?

Posted by: Mimzey at May 03, 2016 09:45 AM (aRUb


Primarily because of his ego.

That's the biggest reason I'm backing Trump. I'm depending on him having an ego so large that he needs to have positive feedback every week.

Without a long career in politics and without owing the party anything, the federal government is ripe with opportunities for a big ego to find things he can change and be a hero.

He's famous for the "You're fired" line. I expect him to play on that.

Also, he has the ability to go directly to the people with his ego-boosting changes and to call out anyone in the congress opposing him.

It's going to be an interesting presidential term.

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 09:52 AM (Zs4uk)

318 I think there will be huge turn out by that highly sought after mythical independant voter

they are turnning out huge for Trump and they hate Hillary. Larry Sabato says that it is clear she is poison to independant voters. She needs to pull 70-80 per cent of the democrat vote to over come them

she is a shitty candidate with no reach beyond the party

Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 09:52 AM (zOTsN)

319 You know what? Everyone gets one vote. You can't make people vote your way. Everyone goes into the booth and does the best they can with the information they have. You can't follow people in there and fill out their ballot. Fill out your own. Let people be.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:53 AM (dFi94)

320 Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:47 AM (nbrY/)

I am after avoiding it for a long time due to "time sink" issues myself. I figure that it's one of many strands, but I also am still much to reliant a "hope-based business plan" and am trying to figure out how to change that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 03, 2016 09:53 AM (GDulk)

321 Dad and my uncles came up for a visit yesterday where I endured a collective shaming for sharing that I was voting voting for Cruz today. When I asked them if Trump shared their values and would protect the constitution, their response could basically be boiled down to "he tells it like it is and will build the wall".

So there you have it. We have SJW's on the left and a large contingent of boomer republicans on the right that are angry but responding to this choice more on the basis of emotion and sound bites than logic, IMHO.

On the other hand, maybe they're right and Trump will build the wall. Sessions certainly wouldn't endorse Trump without something written on blood on immigration, right? Or is Sessions just so fed up he is reacting in the same way.

Either way, Cruz can't win IN while losing such a large contingent of traditional R primary voters, but I was pleased to cast a vote for a candidate that is very familiar with- and would vow to protect- the Constitution.



Posted by: Cooldawg at May 03, 2016 09:53 AM (MpHls)

322 Former Black Panther Afeni Shakur, better known as Tupac's mother, died in Sausalito, CA last evening.

Posted by: just the news at May 03, 2016 09:53 AM (m/Gc2)

323 My top issue this election is the size of government. It is simply way too big.

I was an early supporter of Walker and Jindal, because I saw how they cleaned up government in their respective states.

I was Rand-curious for a while, hoping that he wasn't a nutter like his father. I was disappointed that he didn't do better.

And then I settled on Cruz because, while I don't think he will be as severe of a budget-cutter as the other three might have been, I think he would do an okay job.

But after that, there's no one left who satisfies my primary goal of wanting to shrink government.

So I think my best interest this election cycle is to push for a smaller government agenda. I suppose this means getting in bed with the Libertarians, although I don't support their open-borders boosterism.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:53 AM (uAvJJ)

324 Thanks grammie. My lib doesn't have it but I went and put on hold all.their SEO books from 2014 on. Which is like 4, with 2 already out.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:53 AM (nbrY/)

325 319 You know what? Everyone gets one vote. You can't make people vote your way. Everyone goes into the booth and does the best they can with the information they have. You can't follow people in there and fill out their ballot. Fill out your own. Let people be.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:53 AM (dFi94)

BUT SOMEONE ON THE INTERNET IS WRONG!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 09:54 AM (mEZce)

326 Oh ... They have a strategy rick.

Vote for all the spending they want, then blame that dirty damn cocksucker Obama for making them do it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 03, 2016 09:54 AM (8v0G6)

327 Oh, and reminder all, even if somehow a small-government conservative got elected and started cutting, any bets on the odds the next person in would just undo it all and more?

Said it before, will say it again, it doesn't matter who the candidate is, we ain't voting ourselves out of this.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 03, 2016 09:55 AM (9krrF)

328 We're Number Two!


We're Number Two!


We're Number Two!

Posted by: GOPe at May 03, 2016 09:55 AM (Gwldq)

329 You can't follow people in there and fill out their ballot. Fill out your own. Let people be.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:53 AM (dFi94)


amen and amen

Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 09:55 AM (zOTsN)

330 Awfully generous of you. Is there anything else they have your permission to do?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hire Instigators, Inc. to Spice Up Your Formal
Dinner! An Outrage Outlet subsidiary. at May 03, 2016 09:50 AM (hLRSq)

I didn't give anyone permission to do anything. They have always been free to do whatever they wish.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:55 AM (uAvJJ)

331 The wedding season of my life is in full swing. I'm
my college roommate's best man this fall and I'll be traveling overseas
for my sister's wedding that same month. Lots and lots of cousins will
be getting hitched in the next 2-3 years, I'm sure.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:50 AM (xuouz)
===========================================

That sounds like so much fun. Little Winger is getting married next summer. They were going to have a Charleston wedding, but, money. So they are probably going to get married up home in Wisconsin, in a barn. It'll be a hoot.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:55 AM (dFi94)

332 Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are engaged.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hire Instigators, Inc. to Spice Up Your Formal Dinner! An Outrage Outlet subsidiary. at May 03, 2016 09:56 AM (hLRSq)

333 Have any Trump supporters tried to defend the fact that Trump, in all seriousness, just accused Cruz's father of helping to assassinate JFK? At some point, don't you have to question the man's mental health?

Posted by: person at May 03, 2016 09:56 AM (mFkVC)

334 Trump also has the most votes against of him of any previous recent primary. So far he has the smallest percent of primary votes in recent decades.

Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 09:56 AM (ozZau)

335 Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are engaged.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hire Instigators, Inc. to Spice Up Your Formal Dinner! An Outrage Outlet subsidiary. at May 03, 2016 09:56 AM


Verlander's ERA hardest hit

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 03, 2016 09:57 AM (ZQfW9)

336 I have no use or truck with anyone willing to help hillary into the White House by commission or omission.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 09:57 AM (V/InG)

337 As far as wedding plans, Sunday I bought a back-up dress. Plan B for the ceremony since the dress I ordered right after Christmas still has not arrived. My daughter said you could build a whole house in that time. So, I might be wearing something from Kohls. Ha! I don't care.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 09:44 AM (dFi94)

Oh no!
What does the merchant say about the delay?
Are they handweaving it on the slopes of Nepal or something?

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:57 AM (nbrY/)

338 Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are engaged.



Eternal optimism:


Engaged. But not married? So, there's still a chance?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 09:58 AM (cWLG9)

339 American politics has been a circular firing squad since the end of the Bush administration. Trump is a way out. THAT is what people are voting for.

He has run on a conservative platform. It's not conservative enough for conservatives and it's too conservative for liberals.

This makes it juuuuuuust right for the majority of Americans who are fed up with our chickenfucking tit for tat bullshit.

We earned this. Real Americans will win. Ideological sycophants like DemocraticUnderground and, GUESS WHAT, truecons like all of us, will lose.

GOOD! THANK GOD!

Look in the mirror and laugh at yourself and then get to work doing instead of talking.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 09:59 AM (xuouz)

340 The wedding season of my life is in full swing

"I got to get outta here, pronto. I got a stage five clinger. Stage five, virgin, clinger."

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 09:59 AM (Gwldq)

341 If Pablo Sandoval is going to win back his job with the Boston Red Sox, it wont be until at least next season.

Sandoval will undergo surgery on his left shoulder this week, the team announced Monday after the third baseman received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida.

The Red Sox got lucky with that one

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 09:59 AM (V/InG)

342 I am resigned to Trump being the nominee. I will vote for him in the gen because he might, by accident, actually do something right. Hillary will quite deliberately do wrong.

Still, the thought of Trump delivering a SOTU address is utterly cringe worthy.

(And yes, Obama's have been terrible and Hill's would be too in different ways. Trump is still an embarrassing mess and a liberal.)

Yeah, I'll vote for him - but I'll probably vomit one second later.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at May 03, 2016 09:59 AM (u0lmX)

343 So I think my best interest this election cycle is
to push for a smaller government agenda. I suppose this means getting in
bed with the Libertarians, although I don't support their open-borders
boosterism. Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:53 AM (uAvJJ)
=====

Me too. I'll recommend that you look at Austin Petersen, who is very very young right now, but who did not fall into the open borders trap like most Ls. Check out Stossel's debate with the L candidates.

NGU -- Again, I live in Illinois so my vote only counts in the Republican Primary. In the general election, only downticket votes count.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 03, 2016 09:59 AM (MIKMs)

344

so whats the word on the burning of all those eastern orthodox churches. Cant be a coincidence. Why them?

Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 09:59 AM (zOTsN)

345 We're Number Two!
Posted by: GOPe at May 03, 2016 09:55 AM (Gwldq)

*flings toilet paper at GOPe*

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:59 AM (nbrY/)

346 Oh no!

What does the merchant say about the delay?

Are they handweaving it on the slopes of Nepal or something?

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 09:57 AM (nbrY/)
==========================================

She just keeps saying "Any day now". Yeah right. It's coming from England. English people must be sewing-challenged.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 10:00 AM (dFi94)

347 Three realizations since the coffee finally kicked in...

3. If I'm reading the comments correctly, there's some kind of political contest this year?

2. There are headlines above I forgot to check out.

1. The pets need to be fed.

Numbered by priority.

Posted by: mindful webworker - O_O at May 03, 2016 10:00 AM (vDbXI)

348 Yeah, I'll vote for him - but I'll probably vomit one second later.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at May 03, 2016 09:59 AM (u0lmX)

Might be a great weight lose program?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 10:00 AM (V/InG)

349 @234 Do you know what a JTAC is?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 10:01 AM (xq1UY)

350 Trump also has the most votes against of him of any
previous recent primary. So far he has the smallest percent of primary
votes in recent decades.

Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 09:56 AM (ozZau)


So, he's like Babe Ruth in Homeruns and Strikeouts. I can live with that!

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 03, 2016 10:01 AM (JO9+V)

351 "And what gives you any confidence that Trump would do that? Trump has stated repeatedly that he isn't going to touch entitlements and is going to drastically increase spending on defense."


I envision Trump showing off his business acumen by contracting with some software company to write a program that looks at Social Security with basic, common sense questions.

Hopefully, these simple procedures will expose tens of billions in fraud.

Trump would then take to the airwaves showing how brilliant he is finding and stopping this in short order.

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 10:01 AM (Zs4uk)

352 333 Have any Trump supporters tried to defend the fact that Trump, in all seriousness, just accused Cruz's father of helping to assassinate JFK? At some point, don't you have to question the man's mental health
.....

In the same interview Trump said that Cruz the elder shouldn't be "allowed" to talk about God as he has been, so now we have a candidate who's not only for eminent domain abuse, but also against free speech.

Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 10:01 AM (ozZau)

353 Trump also has the most votes against of him of any previous recent primary. So far he has the smallest percent of primary votes in recent decades.



And Cruz is far to his rear.

BUT CRUZ can totes win the Whitehouse!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 10:01 AM (cWLG9)

354
NGU -- Again, I live in Illinois so my vote only counts in the Republican Primary. In the general election, only downticket votes count.
Posted by: mustbequantum at May 03, 2016 09:59 AM (MIKMs)

yeah I get your point. I still think it is a mistake, but in heavily Blue State, I can't get to worked up over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 10:01 AM (V/InG)

355 Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 09:59 AM (zOTsN)

There was more than one? I knew about the one mentioned on the blog, but multiples no longer sounds like bad luck.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 03, 2016 10:01 AM (GDulk)

356
She just keeps saying "Any day now". Yeah right. It's coming from England. English people must be sewing-challenged.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 10:00 AM (dFi94)

Ugh. She better remember the shipping time. It's not like she can email it.

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 10:02 AM (nbrY/)

357 Have any Trump supporters tried to defend the fact that Trump, in all seriousness, just accused Cruz's father of helping to assassinate JFK? At some point, don't you have to question the man's mental health?
Posted by: person at May 03, 2016 09:56 AM (mFkVC)

I question the mental health of anyone who can't see the bait and switch PR game he's playing. You fall for it every freaking time. He's got a dollar bill on a string and Truecons are screaming at everyone that it's haunted.

Look this trick is supposed to be for liberals. We're all laughing at you. I know it's embarrassing but it's ok - get it together, laugh at yourself, and join us so we can rip the guts out of the left in the fall.

Politics is fun again. The water is fine.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 10:02 AM (xuouz)

358 so now we have a candidate who's not only for eminent domain abuse, but also against free speech.

Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 10:01 AM (ozZau)

yeah nice stretch there, but keep plugging?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 10:02 AM (V/InG)

359

Eastern Orthodox Churches burned to the grounnd after their Easter service in NYC, Melborne and Sydney

they are investigating them as linked. All three huge historic churches burned to the ground

so insurance fraud or terrorism

Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 10:03 AM (zOTsN)

360 @234 Do you know what a JTAC is?


Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 10:01 AM (xq1UY)


Yes.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hire Instigators, Inc. to Spice Up Your Formal Dinner! An Outrage Outlet subsidiary. at May 03, 2016 10:04 AM (hLRSq)

361 Eastern Orthodox Churches burned to the grounnd after their Easter service in NYC, Melborne and Sydney

they are investigating them as linked. All three huge historic churches burned to the ground

so insurance fraud or terrorism
Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 10:03 AM (zOTsN)

Can you imagine the uproar if they were MOsques?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 03, 2016 10:04 AM (V/InG)

362 eastern orthodox church was formed in Syria IIRC

Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 10:05 AM (zOTsN)

363 Anti-Semitic legal claim against Swansea and Gwynedd councils

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-36186477

==========
Good. They should try doing it here, too.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 03, 2016 10:05 AM (iQIUe)

364 As much as I despise Trump, if he becomes President I will not hope he fails so that I can be proven right.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 03, 2016 10:05 AM (6qmBU)

365 >>I envision Trump showing off his business acumen by contracting with some software company to write a program that looks at Social Security with basic, common sense questions.

Ah. So you are just filling in the blanks in a way you assume he will do things with absolutely zero evidence that this is the case.

Ok then.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 10:05 AM (/tuJf)

366 Orthodox Christians worldwide are in mourning today after an Orthodox Easter that saw church buildings in the United States, Australia and Russia go up in flames


four

one in Russia too

all burned to the ground

Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 10:06 AM (zOTsN)

367 Politics is fun again. The water is fine.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 10:02 AM

-----

So, it's okay to ruin a man's reputation? Oh, I'm sorry I didn't mean okay I meant "fun."

Wait, you were being sarcastic, right?

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 03, 2016 10:06 AM (U+nHb)

368 In the same interview Trump said that Cruz the elder shouldn't be "allowed" to talk about God as he has been, so now we have a candidate who's not only for eminent domain abuse, but also against free speech.
Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 10:01 AM (ozZau)

Here's everything wrong with NeverTrump absolutism in a nutshell: Trump doesn't have the authority to silence Cruz the elder. Why even take him seriously? It's just rhetoric. All of the totalitarianism that you're attributing to him is in your head. You're being hysterical.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 10:06 AM (xuouz)

369 We're Number Two!

Posted by: GOP


A regular upper-decker, you are.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 03, 2016 10:07 AM (9krrF)

370 Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 10:03 AM (zOTsN)

Well, there certainly is a certain "peaceful" group that likes to do such things and has a significant population in each of those cities.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 03, 2016 10:07 AM (GDulk)

371 Hey. NOOD.

Why are you still here?

Posted by: blaster at May 03, 2016 10:07 AM (2Ocf1)

372 He's got a dollar bill on a string and Truecons are screaming at everyone that it's haunted.


lol

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 10:07 AM (Gwldq)

373 So, it's okay to ruin a man's reputation? Oh, I'm sorry I didn't mean okay I meant "fun."
Wait, you were being sarcastic, right?
Posted by: Seems Legit at May 03, 2016 10:06 AM (U+nHb)

Whose reputation is being ruined? And no, I'm not being sarcastic.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 10:07 AM (xuouz)

374 blaster


How did the intervew go?

Posted by: Mortimer at May 03, 2016 10:07 AM (Gwldq)

375 so now we have a candidate who's not only for eminent domain abuse, but also against free speech.

Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 10:01 AM (ozZau)

Trump has precisely the same commitment to constitutional government as Barack Obama.

Posted by: Lace Wigs Penis Enlargement at May 03, 2016 10:08 AM (eHpnh)

376 FWIW ... I sat this one out today. Can't really say at this point I prefer one or the other in the great Trump/Cruz war.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 03, 2016 10:08 AM (8v0G6)

377 Ah. So you are just filling in the blanks in a way you assume he will do things with absolutely zero evidence that this is the case.

Ok then.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 10:05 AM (/tuJf)


I go back to the Central Park skating rink.

Show me something that some other candidate has actually accomplished. Not talked about, but really got something done.

I've been listening to politicians for decades promise to do things and they never seem to get around to actually doing whatever it was they promised.

It's time to try something different.

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 10:08 AM (Zs4uk)

378
352 333 Have any Trump supporters tried to defend the fact that Trump, in all seriousness, just accused Cruz's father of helping to assassinate JFK? At some point, don't you have to question the man's mental health
.....

In the same interview Trump said that Cruz the elder shouldn't be "allowed" to talk about God as he has been, so now we have a candidate who's not only for eminent domain abuse, but also against free speech.



Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 10:01 AM (ozZau)


Jesus, help us, Trump is a fool and may be insane. I am going to vote for an idiot and madman to keep Cankles out of the oval office.

If he keeps crapping out stupidity like that though, it's going to get ever harder to vote for him just as a vote against Hill.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at May 03, 2016 10:08 AM (u0lmX)

379

huh

apparently John Paul II made a Croation a saint and serbs are pissed about it. They think its linked to that possibly.


hector?

Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 10:08 AM (zOTsN)

380 >>Whose reputation is being ruined? And no, I'm not being sarcastic.

Trumps. Sad you can't see it.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 10:08 AM (/tuJf)

381 Last week in China a pastor and his wife were bulldozed and buried alive. The pastor managed to crawl his way out of the rubble, but the wife suffocated to death. The Chinese government went ahead and demolished their little church.


Calling for Cruz's father to STFU and STFD? I'll have to look at the transcript.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 10:08 AM (dFi94)

382 Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 09:47 AM (/tuJf)

I voted for Cruz and I would prefer him,

but I can tell you the exact moment when I thought-

"Okay, he's lost the race now."


It was when anti-Trump thugs started committing violence against Trump supporters because they didn't like what Trump was saying-

and Cruz blamed Trump.

That was a gift given to Cruz to stand and make a powerful statement about free speech-

but....Nope.

Cruz took the leftist's talking points and ran with them.


If you're going to run as Mr Principled Conservative, if you're going to run as Mr Constitution,

then you damn well have to stand in the fire, in public, and voice your strong support for free speech even if there is a political advantage in weasel wording.

When I heard his statement, my stomach just dropped and I thought okay, he's lost now-

becuz more than ideology, this go-round people want a fighter, someone who will oppose the usual nonsense by the Dims and the MFM.

I would've prefer a conservative ideologue who was a fighter, Cruz screwed himself out of that position.

So, now we have Trump.

YMMV.


But, Cruz is young. Like Nixon, he needs to take this loss and learn from it. Build up his contacts and political allies and come back stronger in 2020 or 2024.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 03, 2016 10:09 AM (oU3Bb)

383 Trump doesn't have the authority to silence Cruz the elder.

------

Yet.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 03, 2016 10:09 AM (U+nHb)

384

seems like quite a few people have declared war on Christians, of every stripe

Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 10:10 AM (zOTsN)

385 357

You have developed a theory under which anything Trump does is brilliant based entirely on the fact that Trump did it. Any mad thing the man says is defensible because you KNOW, in your heart of hearts, that he is a genius and never makes a mistake - he's playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers. This is a cult of personality, and it is very dangerous.

All that aside, there are also concerns of common decency - he just accused an opponent's father of taking part in one of the biggest crimes in American history.

What could Trump do that you would not support?

Posted by: person at May 03, 2016 10:10 AM (mFkVC)

386 @360 In that case, you have successfully defeated your own argument.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 10:10 AM (xq1UY)

387 Trumps. Sad you can't see it.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 03, 2016 10:08 AM (/tuJf)

LOL WHAT reputation?

This is what taking on the left was going to look like, whoever did it. Why not have this weird reality TV star do it? You don't care about him. So approach him with circumspection, give him your vote, and send him into the lion's den.

The country needs a miracle. So take the high-upside long shot and prepare for the worst.

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

388 Trump built a skating rink!!!!!! He is the one!!!!

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 03, 2016 10:12 AM (6qmBU)

389 my god, it would be horrible if we ever fell for a bait and switch. if we could just get out there and vote vote vote and counter obama's moves with control of both the senate and the house things can be righted. right?!?! bait. switch. fuck it all nothing was done. are we supposed to count it as a victory that things aren't worse?

Posted by: nckate at May 03, 2016 10:12 AM (/ygaY)

390 378
352 333 Have any Trump supporters tried to defend the fact that Trump, in all seriousness, just accused Cruz's father of helping to assassinate JFK?

If the media came out with a picture of Hillary making out with Hitler, wouldn't you mention it?

Trump didn't make this up. All he's doing is letting people know it's out there.

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 10:12 AM (Zs4uk)

391 Diplomad says he will vote for Trump, FWIW

Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 10:14 AM (zOTsN)

392 Anyone wanting to help Christians who are being persecuted in muslim countries, particularly those who have been displaced by ISIS, there is link in my nic of how you can help. Voice of the Martyrs is preparing care packages that they will get into the hands of persecuted Christians in Pakistan, Iraq, and Sudan. Cost is very low.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 03, 2016 10:15 AM (dFi94)

393 336 I have no use or truck with anyone willing to help hillary into the White House by commission or omission
...

Trump is unfit for office. He's spewing JFK conspiracies now, FFS, and doesnt even know what the branches of government do. If people vote for Jesse Ventura II in the general because Hillary is evil, I'm ok with that, but if people want to vote their conscience, I'm ok with that too. Personally, i think he's discrediting our side because he comes off like a nut and an ignorant thug, so he needs to be stomped on by us.

Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 10:16 AM (ozZau)

394 What could Trump do that you would not support?
Posted by: person at May 03, 2016 10:10 AM (mFkVC)

In the campaign:
Pick a GOPe running mate.

Anything else is fair game. I Dont. Care. about niceties towards politicians or media members. Frankly they should all be tied down and sprinkled with manure like the bake sale environuts in the tractor video.

Once in office:
Renege on his commitment to upholding the second amendment.
Not enforce immigration law.
Cave on military spending.
Fail to repeal Obamacare, slash regulation, focus on real, organic job creation through less regulatory burden instead of subsidy.
Fail to prosecute the Obama administration.
Appoint liberals to SCOTUS

I'm a conservative, dude. I just don't see Trump as a threat. He's been a say-whatever businessperson and public figure his whole life. This campaign is him deciding it's time to give instead of take. I believe him.

There's also no one else.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at May 03, 2016 10:17 AM (xuouz)

395
234 I'm afraid I don't understand why they keep trying to retire the A-10. I understand it's an older model, but is it not still pretty effective? Can anyone help a fellow Moron out?

Posted by: Flyguy at May 03, 2016 08:00 AM (3sOO0)


My understanding is that close air support makes the Air Force subordinate to the Army. The Air Force split off from the Army and I think there is still a desire to be completely independent of other services.

Think of the rivalry that the Army and Navy have traditionally had. If you stated to any of these officers that they would rather have a bunch of soldiers, or marines, or sailors, or airmen, or coast guards die rather than take a slight to their pride of service they would deny it - but I do not think you would be too far off either.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hire Instigators, Inc. to Spice Up Your Formal Dinner! An Outrage Outlet subsidiary. at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM (hLRSq)







At an institutional level, the Air Force has had an inferiority complex since it was spun off from the Army back in '47, and the ongoing fight over who controls CAS has been one of the nastiest inter-service brawls in US history.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 03, 2016 10:19 AM (8hALn)

396 Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 10:12 AM (Zs4uk)

No the enquirer made it up . They have no evidence that is Cruz's father in that photo. The Cruz's deny that is him in the photo. Made it up like they made up the five mistresses story. But that's a perfect description for Trump if he becomes President. The National Enquirer President.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 03, 2016 10:20 AM (6qmBU)

397

Trump didn't make this up. All he's doing is letting people know it's out there.
..


BULLSHIT

He's pushing the theory. He's a fucking nut!

Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 10:20 AM (ozZau)

398
382 "If you're going to run as Mr Principled Conservative, if you're going to run as Mr Constitution,

then you damn well have to stand in the fire, in public, and voice your strong support for free speech even if there is a political advantage in weasel wording."

Agree on that point. Cruz chose politics over principle there.

I'll vote for Trump in the general because of Scrunt,,, maybe some common sense policy on immigration, and for destroying the candidacy of big dollar donor piņata Yeb!

That said, scary to ponder someone like Trump after Barky's EO trailblazing (thanks for nothing, GOPe)

Posted by: Cooldawg at May 03, 2016 10:20 AM (MpHls)

399 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus has become law without Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's signature


Good.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 10:23 AM (ATVNj)

400 BULLSHIT

He's pushing the theory. He's a fucking nut!

Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 10:20 AM (ozZau)


So, it's your position that Donald Trump photoshopped the picture himself, then planted it in the media?

Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 10:25 AM (Zs4uk)

401 Love how my wife - bless her heart - can say "unemployment is only 5%" and in the same sentence "the middle class is being destroyed!"
Ugh.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 03, 2016 08:35 AM


Very sweet and Southern to say "bless her heart". :-)

HR pros consider 5% full employment, since around that number are considered unemployable for various reasons.

Is everyone she knows, and the people they know, employed or fully employed? That can bring home the reality of the bogusness of that number.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at May 03, 2016 10:25 AM (aFP77)

402 I didn't give anyone permission to do anything. They have always been free to do whatever they wish.

And yet... the impartial observer can sense furious waves of sanctimony from the... uh, usual suspect. For me anyway, must be my sensitive super-detecto Saint powers.

[goes back to smacking head with board]

PIE JESU DOMINE DONA EIS REQUIEM

Posted by: Saint Timony of Urrrgh at May 03, 2016 10:26 AM (CUk0C)

403 My understanding is that close air support makes the Air Force subordinate to the Army.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hire Instigators, Inc. to Spice Up Your Formal Dinner! An Outrage Outlet subsidiary. at May 03, 2016 09:31 AM


And the USAF is run by The Fighter Mafia.

Driving a Warthog is not career-enhancing.







At an institutional level, the Air Force has had an inferiority complex since it was spun off from the Army back in '47, and the ongoing fight over who controls CAS has been one of the nastiest inter-service brawls in US history.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 03, 2016 10:19 AM (8hALn)

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at May 03, 2016 10:31 AM (aFP77)

404 Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 10:25 AM (Zs4uk)

The position is that is not Cruz. But keep pushing it. Trump supporters are just like Trump.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 03, 2016 10:36 AM (6qmBU)

405 So, it's your position that Donald Trump photoshopped the picture himself, then planted it in the media?
Posted by: jwest at May 03, 2016 10:25 AM (Zs4uk)

Off course not. He believes it, or is pretending to believe it, and is pushing it as if it's well-founded.

I tried to C&P the quote, but Pixy won't let me so link is in my name.

Posted by: stace at May 03, 2016 10:37 AM (ozZau)

406 I'm afraid I don't understand why they keep trying to retire the A-10. I understand it's an older model, but is it not still pretty effective? Can anyone help a fellow Moron out?

Posted by: Flyguy at May 03, 2016 08:00 AM (3sOO0)


The A-10 is effective in its niche role, but its niche role is gradually shrinking as other assets expand on doing Close Air Support (CAS) missions. If you want low and slow with guns, you can use helicopters, drones, or AC-130 gunships. If you want high and fast with precision-guided bombs, you can use F-16's, F-15E's, and even the B-1B bomber. The A-10 is sort of in the faster tier of the "low and slow" where it flies at low to medium altitude shooting a big gun and also dropping precision-guided bombs. So it's unique in its niche role, without a direct replacement. It also can't be used for much else, whereas most of the other assets that are capable of doing CAS can also be used for other things. So you have a specialized niche plane which does only a small percentage of its role (most CAS missions nowadays are done by other assets, the A-10 only does something like 13% of them), yet still needing its own supply lines, maintenance crew, etc.

Adding to that, the A-10 is not just old, but also increasingly vulnerable to surface-to-air weapons. In terms of altitude and the threats you encounter at each altitude, it has the worst of both worlds -- it flies too low to avoid small arms fire and MANPADs, yet flies too high to avoid being detected by surface-to-air missiles (something like a helicopter, for example, can fly so low that SAM's won't really detect them in time). So for example it got pulled back in the Gulf War because it was taking too many losses to the Iraqi Republican Guard, so they had to send the A-10 to patrol safer territory while they sent in F-16's instead. It's useful if you're assuming that the enemy is a bunch of "soft targets" with very little ability to fight back, but if the enemy has MANPADs or SAMs the A-10 isn't able to defend itself well against those types of weapons. Even the A-10's recent upgrades -- glass cockpit, better sensors, etc. -- are so that it can be better able to do CAS the way the fast jets do it (dropping precision bombs from afar), rather than its stereotypical role of gun runs using the Mark 1 eyeball. That's because that way of doing CAS isn't a good idea anymore. And if even the A-10 itself is increasingly dropping bombs instead of using its gun, why not use a platform that's better suited for that type of CAS?

The F-35 isn't intended to do CAS the way the A-10 does it -- low and slow gun strafing runs. Instead, it's intended to do CAS the way the majority of CAS is done these days -- dropping precision-guided bombs from on high. Flying high means you can avoid the small arms fire and MANPADs of lower altitudes, with the main threat being higher-tech SAM's. The F-35 has stealth to counter SAM's, so it won't have to worry about those. That's why Gen. David Goldfein said the F-35 is not a one-for-one replacement for the A-10. It's not. It's replacing the F-16 and inheriting the F-16 way of doing CAS, so it's replacing the A-10 in the sense that the A-10's niche is increasingly being squeezed by helicopters/gunships/drones at the "low" end and fast jets like the F-16 at the "high" end, and the F-35 will expand the fast jets' ability at the "high" end.

A lot of the article is just straight from McSally's mouth and pretty stupid. She claims the F-35 can only loiter 20-30 minutes above the battlefield, but it should be able to loiter as long as the A-10 (60-90 minutes), and on internal fuel alone as well. (A recent report from Gilmore, Director, Operational Test & Evaluation gave the F-35 as 25-40 minutes, but he used the F-35B which is the Marine version with a bulky lift fan; the F-35A, which is what the Air Force would actually be using to replace the A-10, has 5,000 lb more fuel, is 3,000 lb lighter, and has a more streamlined fuselage due to not having the lift fan.) The F-35 can get on station much quicker than the A-10 as well, and gets to targets much faster.

Maybe the fact that the largest fleet of A-10's is based in Arizona, which McSally and McCain represent in Congress, has something to do with why they so vehemently don't want to see it be retired, the military be damned. They're trying to legislate military decision-making about how best to use military assets -- just like how Congress is continuing to order the A-1 Abrams tank be built, even though the Army keeps saying it has plenty of them, so they're built just to go into storage basically.

Recent CAS missions by aircraft: http://aviationweek.com/defense/usaf-eyes-new-era-close-air-support

Posted by: Chowker at May 03, 2016 11:00 AM (XDcrd)

407 Right now, contradictory signs about exactly what is going on for the 2016 election.

Several points to remember from election history

State polls usually follow national polls after a lag.

Party consolidation usually occurs after the primary season and leads to positive changes in unfav/fav for the two nominees as partisan leaners come home.

House and Senate races have also become more candidate centered over time and most incumbents end up winning. This does not appear to be a wave election yet unlike 2008.

Demographics is not quite yet destiny as Latinos probably will not represent critical margins in most battleground states outside of Florida, Colorado, and Nevada. New Mexico at this point is probably a solid blue state.

This election will still make African American voters' turnout and partisan voting patterns critical in most battleground states. Think of states with Republican governors and/or legislatures but voted for Obama as potential battleground states.

You might see Hillary pick an African American as VP if she is worried about retaining Obama's margins among African Americans. If not, she will might pick a Hispanic such as Castro from Texas if simpatico. I kinda doubt that she would double down with someone like Elizabeth Warren who would only help Hillary in states that she is winning already with SWPLs.

Re Trump--the obvious question is whether he resembles Goldwater, McGovern, or Mondale as a failed candidate.

First, Goldwater was an unquestioned ideological candidate and he was running against the incumbent LBJ with a large faction of the Republican party actively seeking their nominee's defeat. Second, was the martyrdom of JFK and the successful media machine meme that rightwing hate led to JFK's assassination which was simply bullcrap. What Goldwater and Trump share is the tendency to not self censor statements. Senate losses for GOP were two seats and 36 House Seats.

Second, McGovern, another ideological candidate but running against Tricky Dick who barely won in 1968. McGovern won an uphill upset nomination supported by the younger progressive leaders rather than the old New Dealers. The Dem party fractured with a large number of S. Democrats openly abandoning their own nominee to support Nixon. Nixon's continuation of much of LBJ's Great Society domestically also helped along with massive illegal fundraising, etc. Dems gained two Senate seats and lost a mere twelve House seats from a very large majority.

Third, Mondale, a centrist old New Deal type politico ran against Reagan who was up for reelection. Dems gained two Senate seats and lost sixteen House seats. Reagan had a very strong growing economy at his back and personal charisma after surviving an assassination attempt and a deep recession in 1982.

Notably, all three elections were a challenger versus an incumbent. A near blowout in 1980 also dealt with an incumbent.

You would have to go back to 1952 or 1988 to see an open presidency with party continuation at issue. 1952 was an Eisenhower landslide which also brought in Rep. control over the House and Senate ending twenty years of Dem dominance over the House, Senate, and Presidency. Ike has strong national security credentials and was a moderate New Deal Republican.

The 1988 election is perhaps the closest comparison. The Reagan coalition was fraying, the Iran Contra affair reduced Reagan's rep, and GHWB was at times running against Reagan's program with the promise of gentler kinder conservatism. Dems had captured the Senate in 1986 and gained ground in the House. But, a divided field gave the colorless doctrinaire liberal Dukakis the nomination over a field called the seven dwarves. Bush started very far behind in national polls until the preconvention polls had him at 41 percent to 47 percent for Dukakis. Despite Bush's large win, the Reps. lost one seat in the Senate and two House seats.

Postwar politics does not seem to give the idea that a whole party is doomed in congressional elections due to an unpopular presidential nominee for an open seat but the past does not always reflect the future.

Left out statehouse results--governors elections are idiosyncratic and coattails for presidential

Posted by: whig at May 03, 2016 11:02 AM (mlyQI)

408 <i> test</i>

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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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