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April 01, 2016

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henry

Problem with that deal is: Sanders isn't lying.

Plus Sanders will add another state to his latest roll on Tuesday, which is why even the WSJ is talking about NY all of the sudden.

NK

Hillary is a born liar (H/T Bill Safire); now she is a stroke addled confused liar.

NK

and yes Hillary will win the NYS primary in a walk. NYS is ground zero for gov't unions and old white Libs (plus the Hedgie/Banksters kickin' in $$$$), so Hilligula does have a constituency here.

Miss Marple 2

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-adds-215000-jobs-in-march-unemployment-5-2016-04-01

Question: When the new college graduates start looking for work in June, are they considered unemployed, or are they not counted?

henry

things you won't hear from Kasich, or Trump, or Rove...

Miss Marple 2

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/01/googles-april-fools-joke-backfires.html?__source=facebook|trending|video|040116|8AM|Google-April-Fools

These people are juvenile and it is frightening to me how much influence they have.

James D

"Respected" ?

By whom? For what?

WHat's on her resume, exactly?

Illegal dealings and insider trading while First Lady of Arkansas?

Supression of bimbo eruptions?

Trumping up charges against White House staff she disliked?

Money laundering for the Clinton foundation?

Starting a pointless, failed war and lying about it afterwards?

Presiding over the first murder of a U.S. Ambassador in more than a generation?

Yeah, that certainly deserves respect.

henry

Something the GAB never looked into, a Milwaukee Dem with actual election fraud issues now facing a felony investigation.

Truthbetold

"Sibley is a well-known kook in these parts. I wouldn't count on his winning the case or that there's anything relevant in thpse records.."

Clarice

Are you contending that the DC Madem did not have an interesting client list?

Miss Marple 2

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3517698/ISIS-copying-19th-century-German-tactics-wage-war-West-Operatives-given-deadline-strike-targets-left-lone-wolves-tied-commanders.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

Miss Marple 2

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rove-fresh-face-might-be-best-for-gop/article/2587383

henry

Miss M, thus the WSJ trashing both Trump and Cruz in the editorial pages.

NK

Multiple ballot convention? yes that is the best option for conservatives, even if it winds up being Ryan, which I doubt it would be. Trump's delegate total means the angry vote is heard, Cruz's second total means movement conservatives will be heard, $$$$$ means GOPe gets a vote. I'd give until it hurt for a Daniels/Carly or even Perry/Carly ticket ( I am OK with Perry, but is he strong enough on immigration?)

NK

Why would Trump/Cruz acquiesce? Cruz would love AG appointment, then SCOTUS down the line. Donald 'art of the deal' Trump? nuff said.

Momto2

Is free speech in the UK still possible if it involves muslims?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/03/27/i-confronted-a-muslim-tweet-suspect-says-he-will-sue-metropolita/

Jack is Back!ll

That job report is actually pretty bad.

47K jobs added in retail sector but 29K jobs lost in manufacturing.

More income inequality.

NK

JiB-- Labor report?same shite different month. The pattern has been the same since early 2010 when it became clear ObummerCare was being adopted. No real significant job increase, except for tax benefited H1 or other immigrant visa work. And of course with poor GDP growth and flat productivity no wage gains. The USA economy has been EUed by the 2009 orgy of socialism and Obummer's EPA. This shite will continue until ObummerCare is repealed.

buccaneer morgan

Its an insurgency, you look at all the dots on the board, Nixon had reason to be paranoid, they were out to get him.

What is the congress's popularity, 11%, that's being towed by a leviathan.

NK

Good summary of why any thinking conservative must be #neverTrump-- a must read: http://thefederalist.com/2016/03/31/trump-is-taking-on-water/

buccaneer morgan

There are no viable green energy companies, sunpower the largest is going Norwegian blue.

Miss Marple 2

NK,

I would appreciate it if you do not categorize Trump supporters as non-thinking.

Furthermore, given how many conservatives have been acting, I am not sure I am one, any more.

buccaneer morgan

Ah sibley, Preston Blair would say what have you done to the family name.

buccaneer morgan

Much as with the Tories what do they stand for now, six months ago gjohnson and gove were against brexit.

henry

NK, the #NeverTrump echo chamber gets old. In many ways it reminds me of the Michael Mann crowd in climate "science."

James D

I will admit that I'm a very petty and judgmental person sometimes.

I know exactly one person who owns a Tesla car. He is a complete (redacted). Therefore, since 100% of the Tesla owners I know are (redacteds), I despise the company and their vehicles and everyone who owns one.

That is probably irrational, I suppose.

Old Lurker

JiB/NK.

The problem of course is that one can no longer believe any of the numbers produced by the Feds.

Employment numbers are cooked. Labor force participation numbers are cooked. Average hours per week and average hourly wage figures are cooked. The Unemployment Rate, therefore, since it is derived from other numbers, all of which are cooked, is cooked.

GDP Growth numbers are cooked. CPI numbers are cooked.

Government spending figures are cooked. Obviously Fed Debt numbers are cooked (since it remained unchanged for so many months). CBO numbers are not only cooked, but they are laughable.

On the private side, good luck finding any actual numbers for a company whose stock you might want on which you might guess at their "real" earnings, or their "real" assets, or their "real" prospects for their future. Without those figures, one cannot know what their stocks might really be worth.

Which seems not to matter since eight years of free money have flooded the market with so much monopoly money that the one thing I can promise is that "that stock is not worth what it sold for yesterday".

Per the Beatles "Nothing is Real".

buccaneer morgan

The top men are two craven to accept cruz, somewhat like the gop took seward, into the cabinet.

NK

sorry MM/henry, NO DEAL. Trump leads directly to a repeat of 2009, Hiligula/Schumer/some CBC Speaker. I will never stop arguing against that result of Trump, his nomination destroys the nation. No exageration.

henry

NK, as does your cure.

Miss Marple 2

Well, James D., let me put it this way:

I am not sure all conservatives have the interests of the average person at heart, particularly when they say things like small towns should just die, already.

I'm a little pickier with my listening and reading choices, having whittled a whole bunch of people off my list, since they have revealed themselves to be quite unpleasant people.

Trump can be credited with that, as I can free up my time for more productive things, like prayer and novel-reading, which you should appreciate!

buccaneer morgan

Maverick, that piece of (redacted) have us obama, and all the kings horses were fine with it.

NK

OL-- 'free money' only flooded some markets, because of the chain the Fed attached to it, i.e. Fed Gov't debt and equities, and before that the commodities bubble which has since burst. There has been ow mortgage origination and credit card debt has accelerated only in the last 18-24 months, yes a bubble has been created in certain commercial real estate markets (NYC, MIami, DC, SF but relatively smll potatoes). Equities seemed to have gone through their shake out (they are basically trading where they were at in 2007), so the last big free money shake out is gov't debt default. That will happen, what will the result be is the question.

buccaneer morgan

Williamson does typify why mill's called the Tories the stupid party.

NK

so repeat the mistake with an even worse result in '17? please

Old Lurker

NK "Equities seemed to have gone through their shake out (they are basically trading where they were at in 2007)"

I would not bet the ranch on that by a long shot, myself.

Truthbetold

Trumps so called real estate empire is a great way to launder money.

Bankruptcies are a big part of that game.

Miss Marple 2

NK,

Fine, whatever. I am not asking you to quit posting, just pointing out that it's counter-productive.

I think daddy suggested Newt as a compromise choice. I doubt the GOPe would go for that. I would prefer Mitch Daniels as he would take longer for the dems to demonize, unlike Newt.

He also has stayed out of this race, pretty much as far as I know. I do not want to see any of these back-stabbers profit from a brokered convention (like Jeb, Romney, etc.).

buccaneer morgan

The cells for the insurgency in say Birmingham were enabled by Tories as well as Labour counterparts of Cornyn and Livingstone.

buccaneer morgan

Virtue signaling you're for cruz, be for him, mailman's son, it's still a free country, but honestly this destroyer carp gets old.

Momto2

NK - I will never stop arguing against that result of Trump, his nomination destroys the nation. No exageration.

So do you assume that your posts insulting Trump supporters are changing hearts, minds, or VOTES? Just curious...

James D

MM, I have to disagree about the dems taking longer to demonize Daniels.

He may be cleaner, with a better record than other possibilities in actual fact, but facts aren't gonig to matter to the Dems, or to the MSM. Whoever our nominee is, is going to get the full treatment, 24/7 from them.

If it's Daniels, or someone else who isn't as well-known nationally, the GOP had better have their plans ready beforehand to define the candidate before the Dems can do it. They'd better have a counterpunching strategy ready.

And really, they'd be better off going after Hillary, AND Bernie for that matter, with both barrels, starting yesterday.

Miss Marple 2

NK,

You want to talk bankruptcies?

Here:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/04/the-lights-go-out-on-another-of-obamas-green-energy-companies/

RIF

I think the way Trump has been acting is like he's so full of himself he doesn't recognize that being president requires a stable personality.

NK

Cruz is a reliable conservative, who would torture the Progs with lawfare prosecutions (yes I would like that) My only reservation with Cruz remains electability b/c of women voters. He should win against the unlikable Hilligula but it would be very close, and he'd have to govern with Senate Leader Schumer. Would a multiple ballot convention lead to a more electable ticket? I think it could.

Miss Marple 2

James D.,

What? A counterpunching strategy? When have they EVER done that?

That's part of why they hate Trump, who doesn't follow their Marquis of Queensbury rules.

James D

he doesn't recognize that being president requires a stable personality.

That doesn't seem to bother the Democrats. Who's the last stable personality they nominated for the presidency? Mondale, maybe?

Miss Marple 2

Why yes, NK, more electable except for all of the Trump voters and Cruz voters who would stay home.

The GOPe and the #NeverTrump people have managed to put the party in a lose-lose situation.

jimmyk

The #neverTrump crowd acts as if he'd be a dictator if elected. It's all fine to make Mussolini jokes, but really there's only so much a president can do without Congress, but what Hillary would do via exec order, or just by continuation of Obama's regulatory leviathan will be disastrous. Trump might not do as much as Cruz to roll it back, but he'd be much better than Hillary. And if Congress passes a repeal of 404Care, will Trump veto it? I doubt it.

In any case, keeping the Senate in R hands is almost as important as having an R president, and having an R president means only 50 is needed for control.

NK

MissM-- the Green bankruptcies are an OPM famine event. Cheap oil/gas and fewer subsidies are having their natural effect on those phony 'businesses' which were just politically corrupt crony plays. But for the 2009 Congress orgy of socialism all but the Chinese Greens would be out of business by now.

Counterpunching? Trump does not do a lot of that about Hiligula or BIGbanks. Wonder why that is?

jimmyk

being president requires a stable personality.

I don't think "requires" is the right word here. We've had an unstable personality in the WH the last 7+ years. I guess you meant "being a minimally competent president...," though I'm not even sure that's true.

Miss Marple 2

NK,

Neither does Cruz.

James D

MM, that's true.

The consultants also don't like that he's doing everything on the cheap so far, relying on free media rather than massive ad buys (not that he isn't doing it, but not nearly as much as his opponents) that they get their commissions on.

Whoever the nominee is, it's imperative that they and their campaign team study what Trump has done with social media, with taking advantage of free media coverage, with putting his opponents on the defensive, and apply those lessons to the general election.

Some of it is personality-based, and it won't translate to anybody else, but there are definitely lesson to be learned from his campaign thus far that could be very effective against the Dems...if the GOP is willing to learn them.

My fear is that they aren't, and that they absolutely plan on running something very similar to 2012.

"Let's not rock the boat."
"Let's all be civil and not go into the gutter."
"Let's not touch any messy subjects."
"Let's just turtle down and hope that gets us to 50% + 1"

It didn't work in 2012, and it won't work this time either.

NK

I am a Cruz voter, but I would support a multiple ballot conservative alternative, enthusiastically if it is more electable. Trump brags much of his support is Dems if they stay home in Nov I am fine with that.

JimmyK-- no one has any idea how Trump would govern. Mussolini? I have the opposite concern, My guess is that he would govern like MikeyBloomberg, his fellow Plutarch. MikeyB was very good for NYC, POTUS? would have been very bad for us serfs.

RIF

Oopsie, I plagiarized Trump supporter Newt.

“None of the mistakes have been forced and nobody forced him to react negatively,” Mr. Gingrich said. “It’s almost as though he is so full of himself that he can’t slow down and recognize that being president of the United States is a team sport that requires a stable personality, that allows other people to help him.”

boris

"The GOPe and the #NeverTrump people have managed to put the party in a lose-lose situation"

Good point. Although the #nevertrumps still get what they want even if the rest of us get Hillary. So there is that.

NK

Trump gets us Hilligula/Schumer/CBC Speaker

boris

#NeverTrump gets us Hilligula/Schumer/CBC Speaker.

FUFY

Miss Marple 2

NK,

Tell me what candidate will attract dems and independents.

You need crossover votes to win.

jimmyk

My guess is that he would govern like MikeyBloomberg

Even that would be miles better than Hillary. The irony is that I can't tell you how many times I've heard people say they hate Trump, if only Bloomberg were running they'd vote for him.

Realistically I think Trump would rely heavily on his advisers, and so far his choices haven't been so bad.

Like you I prefer Cruz to Trump, but the #NeverTrump stuff is just getting very old.

Threadkiller

#NeverIllegalAlienPOTUS

Threadkiller

Cruz will attract asian professionals and other LIVs.

Whe gets a uterus for a VP, the sky is the limit.

Threadkiller

Don't forget, his Hispanic name will get all the non-Arpio voters in Maricopa County.

Truthbetold

Momto2

Do you think supporters pushing Trump should go unanswered?

Threadkiller

When he...

boris

If Trump threatens to run as 3rd party that's a bad thing because it would pretty much guarantee Hillary wins.
Trump: "Nominate Me or Else"

The #NeverTrump group is basically doing the same thing.
NeverTrump: "Nominate Someone Else or Else"

What Trump has said is: "Keep it Fair or Else"

NeverTrump: No

Momto2

I am a Cruz voter, but I would support a multiple ballot conservative alternative, enthusiastically if it is more electable.

The problem I see is that the people who would be choosing this "electable conservative" are the same ones who decided McCain, Romney, Jeb!, etc. were most electable. Do you really think they will have an epiphany at the convention?

Truthbetold

MM

Do you think Trump is going to self fund a general election?

Miss Marple 2

boris,

Pretty good summary.

Of course, the NeverTrump people are doing it for the best of reasons, or so they will tell you. Over and over and over...

NK

TK-- the pennsylvania S Ct called and left a message for you.

GUS

Old Lurker, "there's nothing to get hung about"

Your post is spot on.

Thomas Collins

I'm going to give The Hill slack on this one. She's the target of a federal criminal investigation, and she has had health problems that no doubt sap the energy she had when she successfully hid billing records for a long time in the Whitewater matter. She's a little nervous, and it's showing. For The Hill's sake, I hope FBI has an airtight case that Justice can't ignore, and The Hill gets to Spiro Agnew off into the sunset (I thing Agnew, not Nixon, is the closer analogy here).

henry

Well that's one way to keep the lies story straight, Clinton aides hire same lawyer for FBI interviews.

Miss Marple 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W27PnUuXR_A

A very weird sub-culture in the Congo called La Sape - the Congo Dandies.

Started by soldiers returning from WWII who brought French suits, ties, shoes, etc.home with them. There are now a group of these men, living in the slums of Brazzaville, who put all of their money into expensive suits like Armani, ties, pocket scarves, etc.

Misplaced priorities taken to extremes, but an interesting documentary.

buccaneer morgan

There should be a press conferences over the animas over Eva's handling of flint, over the jaybees takeover of equatorial africa, real issues instead he have fields pitty party and other minutia.

GUS

JAMES, the LIBTARDOCRAT party is usually quite cohesive. Their strategy is "JUST WIN BABY".
It doesn't always work. On the other hand, the GOPe's strategy is all about the ELITE/ESTABLISHMENT staying in charge of the Party, the cash and the piles and piles of patronage. Winning is nice, but cash is King.

James D

I know, GUS.

jimmyk

Not only have the two non-GOPe outsider candidates gotten the lion's share of the votes, the primaries have been generating huge R turnout. So, yeah, jettison these two candidates for an insider who hasn't gotten a single vote (Ryan, Romney, whoever).

Threadkiller

One document alone sinks the Cruz ship… the official Canadian document accepting Senator Cruz’s request to renounce his legal citizenship in Canada. On that document, it states that Ted Cruz became a legal citizen of Canada on December 22, 1970, his date of birth, and during a time when Canada did not allow any “dual citizenship.” It also states that Ted Cruz remained a legal citizen of Canada until he officially renounced on May 14, 2014.

This document alone proves that Ted Cruz was NOT a citizen of the United States at birth, much less a “natural born Citizen” of the United States, that he was NOT a “dual citizen” at birth and that he was indeed a legal citizen of Canada in 2012, when he misled Texas voters in his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Texas voters had no idea that Ted was a legal citizen of Canada in 2012… they were misled by Ted.


http://www.newswithviews.com/JBWilliams/williams330.htm

If Canadian Law is irrelevant, why did Ted capitulate to it?

#NeverElectSomeoneWhoDoesn'tKnowTheirOwnCitizenship

GUS

Bucaneer, did you hear Trump wants to punish women who have ILLEGAL ABORTIONS!!

Yes, it's big news,

Meanwhile Loretta Lynch is overseeing the Rodham investigation. This is TRANSPARENCY.

buccaneer morgan

Vaguely, I came up with a snarky response, in the previous thread. First step. For the live of pete, don't go on with tweety or other pet chinchillas.

GUS

Jimmy, in a weirdo bizarro way, I mother (redacted) dare the GOPe to pull a stunt.
Give us a hand picked loser and..
It would end the GOP.

NK

henry-- the Clintonista gang all hired Wilkinson because they are all getting the same pardon. That's why there will be no conflict of interest for the lawyer.

NK

Pennsylvania s ct still holding on line 2 TK.

sbw

Pointer from Stephanie:
Karl Rove says that instead of nominating Donald J. Trump, Ted Cruz or John Kasich “a fresh face might be the thing that could give us a chance to turn this election and win in November against Hillary.”

The first stale face to lose belongs to Karl Rove.

Art in Newport

Trump plays by 'Marcus of Queen's Borough' rules.

Hat tip: Threadkiller

Threadkiller

They can stay on hold. This goes to Taqyia's credibility.

#NeverElectSomeoneWhoSucumbsToForeign LawsWhileOnAmericanSoil

James D

It's time for another edition of "if only we had an opposition party"

Imagine the headlines and the outcry were the following happening under a Republican administration:

Firearms, ammunition and dangerous chemical agents could be missing from federal prison armories without government officials having a clue they are gone.

“Security officers can move inventory in and out of armories … without leaving any record that a change in inventory occurred,”said a Department of Justice Inspector General report made public Thursday.

That’s because the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inventory system is “neither complete nor accurate” and lacks data for “tracking product movement,” which increases “the risk that armory munitions and equipment could be lost or stolen,” the report said.

and...

The IG reported missing ammunition in one armory but redacted multiple examples of equipment that was removed or added without a system update. Inventory tracking inadequacies make it all but impossible to know if equipment is missing.

The IG investigation was prompted in 2011 after a BOP employee pleaded guilty to stealing munitions from a federal prison facility, but changes made since 2011 by BOP have not remedied the problem.

and it gets better still...

BOP also doesn’t require the authorizing official to sign off on equipment removal, and security officers often don’t complete required paperwork when removing equipment for their own use.

Three of the seven federal prisons reviewed also stockpiled “unauthorized chemical agents and ammunition,” but the IG redacted details about those stockpiles.

http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/31/no-one-knows-if-firearms-chemical-agents-missing-from-federal-prison-armories/

Have we heard a peep from the GOP about this?

Heavy military weapons stolen from federal government custody, possibly into the hands of terrorists, and the government doesn't even know how much was stolen because they don't keep track of how much weaponry they have?

The ads - and probably before too long, the tragic news stories - write themselves. Except the GOP can't be bothered, because they're too busy committing public suicide to pay any attention to either exercising oversight as the Constitution calls for, or, failing that, making the Democrats pay a price for their carelessness and endless failures.

Threadkiller

Give us a hand picked loser and..
It would end the GOP.

It isn't like the GOP didn't stuff their personal pockets during the last 8 years.

They'll do just fine.

cheerleader

One way he wouldn't govern like Bloomberg is he thinks the large soda ban was really, really stupid.

Threadkiller


Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump

For the 1st time in American history, America’s 16,500 border patrol agents have issue a presidential primary endorsement—me! Thank you


Monolithic non-thinking conservative bloc...

buccaneer morgan

I would have handled sykes with the proper contempt he deserves.

What do you mean #never trump, and are you saying the same to my followers, where do you think they will go, it's a recipe for disaster.

buccaneer morgan

Its not about me, Mr. Sykes it's about the fate of the American worker, one adjusts stale dogma to current conditions, example import quotas.

henry

narciso, why mess with Sykes' ego trip? With luck he'll go national, moving to NY or LA & I can be rid of him.

The GOPe #winning

jimmyk;

"So, yeah, jettison these two candidates for an insider who hasn't gotten a single vote"

We like the way you think.

Miss Marple 2

buccaneer morgan,

I wonder how the unions feel about Cruz pushing a federal right to work law. Seems to me doing that in Wisconsin after all of the struggles is sort of an unforced error, given it's an open primary.

I used to follow Sykes on Twitter but he's gone off the deep end with his NeverTrump campaign.

buccaneer morgan

As for cruz, of you're going to in a biblically televised rally, tell your pastor not to choose the passage that makes you look like a wahhabi.

buccaneer morgan

His Charlie Gibson was running me the wrong way, trump cannot venkman his way through this.

The reality is accepting new start did slash our entire nuclear stockpile.

Truthbetold

MM

Do you think Trump would self fund a general election???

NK

unforced error/open primary? -- HELLO, Cruz is going after repub and conservative indy votes, Trump goes after Dems. That mean anything?

Miss Marple 2

NK,

It means he is using the rules as written and wants to win.

Which is what I was told when the GOPe used crossover dem voters in that runoff for Thad Cochran.

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