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June 01, 2016

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Truthbetold5

Shady accounting underpins Trump’s wealth

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/donald-trump-money-net-worth-223662

Miss Marple 2

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/05/31/clinton-email-scandal-cheryl-mills-deposition-clinton-email-was-not-subject-to-foia-inquiry-full-pdf-transcript/

Recommend reading the links in the comments. I had forgotten about the fire in the State Department offices.

Captain Hate

Spotify is great. I talked about it last night with guitar slinging sweetheart Mary Halvorson and she said the labels make the decisions on whether to put something there or not. It definitely did not seem to bother her that her that a lot of her stuff is there.

James D

YouTube is owned by Google, so I have no particular good feelings towards them.

The music industry is sleazy and vicious and routinely screws over artists while doing its best to make enemies of its customers, so I'm not really fond of them, either.

Yet another battle where I can only hope both sides lose.

Porchlight

Trump gets some praise from WSJ on energy. Of course the tone is "the idiot gets one right."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-makes-sense-on-energy-1464733991

Truthbetold5

Bernard Barton (John Thomas) and Trump Tower

Questions on earlier marketing for Trump

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/chi-022202trump-plan-story.html

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Wretchard's latest;
Guns, Gorillas, and Moon Missions.

Captain Hate

Except in marital matters Rupert isn't dumb and knows better than to offend what's left of his readership. Does Stephens write on Thursday, which has historically been his token lefty day (Hunt, Cockburn, Frank..).

matt

Spoiled rich leftists and poseurs battling each other. Oh the microaggression!!!!

I hear there's special burqa seating at the Springsteen show in Dubai next month. Any woman leaving it gets 50 lashes.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Love this quote from Wretchard's column;

Author Rick Cook observed that society is constantly in:

... a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

At first I read it as the University is trying to produce bigger and better idiots.
I like my version better.

James D

Well, universities are part of the universe, so your version is technically correct...

Captain Hate

Springsteen in Dubai

Tom al-Joad
Born in the UAE
Born to Explode
Djinns in the Night
Blinded by the IED

daddy

Of personal interest, French Trains and Metro's are due to go on strike on 2 June. The Big Euro Soccer Tourney is to be held in Paris next week, which gives the strikers situational power. In addition Air France is supposed to go on strike for 6 days in June, they just haven't announced the dates, but say they are in solidarity with the train strikers: France faces travel delays, cancellations as transport workers strike

Also this : The French Civil Aviation Authority is also set to contribute to the travel misery by staging a walkout from June 3 to 5, likely to result in cancellations and delays.

We get to France on 3 June and I'm scheduled to get out of there on an Air France plane on 4 June---and all this on top of the Paris Muslim riots that are peculiarly not getting much ink on the Euro-News Reports I'm watching.

The good thing is I have no real necessity to have to go anywhere. It's nice to be flexible, but France sure has it's problems.

Beasts of England

Oh, noze - not the dreaded underpinned wealth!! What will he ever do? lol

Truthbetold5

Lack of!

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

SMOD says;The first Twitter confrontation between David French and Elizabeth Warren shall be known as the "French & Indian War"
He also says;
"PRIVILEGE ALERT: As millions of people starve in Venezuela, wasteful Americans throw away hundreds of pounds of perfectly good gorilla meat."

squaredance

"universities are part of the universe"

This is increasingly unclear at this point.

Beasts of England

A lack of underpinned wealth? Sounds dangerous!! Is that like Zika or something? lol

Jack is Back!

daddy,

And all because a Socialist President and a Socialist PM want to make small changes to the 35 hour work week that has resulted in europe leading low productivity, 10%+ uneamployment, 25%+ for the 18-25 age group, lagging innovation and lost entrepreneurial incentive.

BTW, one of the yutes arrested for torching the Police car with two Gendarame inside is a 27 y.o. American. Looks like you go fight in Syria and then you do your R&R in Gay Paree before you come back to the USA.

My niece has to live, study and walk in that crap everyday.

Truthbetold5

BOE

You tell me. If it turns out that Trump is lying about his worth, is that dangerous?

Truthbetold5

Samantha Power to receive prize from Henry Kissinger

http://nalert.blogspot.com/2016/06/samantha-power-to-receive-prize-from.html

Beasts of England

Some of his wealth is from his valuation - how do you better determine the net present value of a brand? Ultimately, it would be impossible to call it a 'lie', but more importantly, I don't know of a single person who is voting for Trump because of his precise net worth.

Porchlight

Tom al-Joad
Born in the UAE
Born to Explode
Djinns in the Night
Blinded by the IED

Tunnel of Blood
Expressly Not Dancing in the Dark or Anywhere Else
You're on Fire
Glory To Allah Days
Does This Bus Explode At 82nd St?

Truthbetold5

Oh, that's right. They are voting for him because he's going to "make America great again"

Beasts of England

Whatever their reasons, it's none of your fucking business, you paranoid retard.

Sue

Oh, that's right. They are voting for him because he's going to "make America great again"

No, I'm voting because I vote republican and he's the last man standing. And for no other reason. I despise him. Almost as much as I despise the democrats. And Geraldo. So if I can do it, so can you.

James D

Stanley Kurtz has a rare non-Trump post over at National Review:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/436083/will-californias-leftist-k-12-curriculum-go-national

Absolutely horrifying. Absolutely unsurprising.

Jack is Back!

Okay, bibliophiles, here is your chance to help Frederick choose his "Teacher Challenge" portion of his summer reading program. In addition to Avi's "Nothing But The Truth", "The Acts of the Apostles", "Chocolate War" or "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" he must choose two books from the follwoing 4 authors"

Agatha Christie
S. E. Hinton
Ray Bradbury
Charles Dickens

He must annotate his books, or create a presentation of the two books.

Its going to be intesting who he chooses (for example, Hercule Poirot is Belgian, Dickens is Victorian era, Bradbury Sci-Fi and Hinton independent youth) All of the interests, personalities, genre he seems to gravitate to in his current reading.

Give it your be shot of advice and I will pass it on to him. Especially porchlight, tonto and James D.

Jack is Back!

Lord love a duck:

...going to be interesting....

....Give it your best shot....

Captain Hate

Jihadilands
Bloodthirsty Heart
Streets of Mecca
The Oasis

Porchlight

Racing in the Arab Street
Khandi's Room
Thunder Mosque
ISIS on the Edge of Town

henry

JiB, at that age I enjoyed The Illustrated Man by Bradbury... but did not enjoy Great Expectations by Dickens (a class assignment). I am not familiar with Hinton or Christie.

Miss Marple 2

Well guess what I choose? Ha!

I have a particular fondness for Agatha Christie as hers were the first adult novels I read.

The plots are easier to follow than Dickens, but he might have to have some of the period explained. He could watch one of the old Poirot pieces on Netflix for an introduction, though.

Porchlight

JiB,

I have no experience with Bradbury and have only read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, which I admit I didn't like at all - too dark and depressing for my 12-year-old self.

So for me, it would be Agatha Christie and Dickens. Great Expectations is an obvious choice for a young man, and I think most young people find it fairly accessible. Same with David Copperfield.

For Christie, I gravitate to some of the more obscure "detectives" like Tommy and Tuppence. I know that Hallowe'en Party made a huge impression on me one summer when I was about Frederick's age. It's dark, though.

Captain Hate

Agatha Christie writes for women and homos.

Miss Marple 2

Porchlight,

Did you ever read "The Man in the Brown Suit?"

The villain, Sir Eustace, was pretty funny.

Miss Marple 2

I assume the comment above is not from the real Captain Hate.

Janet

from James's 12:49 link -

"California’s current curriculum is already biased toward modern liberalism, but the new framework takes several giant steps further to the left. On immigration, it is anti-assimilationist; on family and sexuality, it is radically anti-traditionalist; on terrorism, it tends to “blame America first;” on the 1960s, it highlights and implicitly lauds the most radical “black, brown, red, and yellow power movements;” on politics, it paints a halo over progressives while perpetrating a hit job on conservatives; on economics, it elevates Keynesian liberalism and ignores everything else; on military history, it is silent or slyly antagonistic; on contemporary politics, it reads like an anti-globalization protest pamphlet."

This ties into all the illegal immigration too....& even high numbers of legal immigrants. There is no assimilation. Our schools teach children to hate America.

How does a country survive THAT?

Porchlight

MM, I might have! I read Christie voraciously when I was a pre-teen/teen and I can't say as I remember a whole lot of them vividly. I used to check them out from the Cape May Public Library in Cape May, NJ when we were there at the beach each summer. I definitely read Hallowe'en Party there. I remember the librarian there - my mom said she was right out of Central Casting, and it's true.

Miss Marple 2

Janet,

I don't know. Children are increasingly going to be hommoe schooled or sent to private and church schools where the parents have some degree of control over the curriculum.

However, this will leave in the schools the children of those who don't have the resources to move them nor the time or knowledge to teach them.

Those children left in the public schools will be closed off from the ladder of success, either because of poor teaching of core subjects or because they are taught to think of themselves as victims.

I don't know what's to be done.

Miss Marple 2

HOME schooled.

Jeesh!

Captain Hate

No, that is the real me. The only male I've encountered who like her books is a gay member of the book group I belong to who likes all kinds of mysteries. Everyone else I know who likes her is female. I find her extremely boring but that's just my subjective opinion.

matt

Fahrenheit 451. It's more relevant than ever with the advent of Idiocracy.

Old Lurker

Nothing is trickier than determining the "value" of a real estate developer's balance sheet. I can make my own swing 50% simply by changing a handful of assumptions impacting each property; then I can change it another 25% by how I value partial interests in deals based on the degree of control I have or do not have over each deal. If one is seeking to borrow money, the numbers tend to favor the high side assumptions; if a divorce or a death is involved, well figure it out for yourself.

Duh.

Old Lurker

JiB, make sure he knows Dickens was paid by the page for his books so selecting him might make a very long summer for the kid!

Captain Hate

I think I default to Dickens just because I find his cartoonishly drawn characters to be vivid enough to be appealing to the age group while still being great literature. Little Dorrit, Bleak House and Tale of Two Cities are my faves.

I always found Bradbury oddly unsatisfying for whatever reason. Maybe not sciencey enough.

Jack is Back!

Porch,

I agree about The Outsiders. He is already in his "black" period. Black jeans, black plaid shirt, black vest. I don't need him rolling up a white tee-shirt with a pack of butts inside the roll and wearing a ducktail haircut:)

If he could replace Christie with P. D. James we'd be going somewhere. I tend to agree with CH except for a few great Poirot deducutions.

matt, I was thinking the same thing about Farenheit 451. I was very fond of the Martian Chronicles.

It should be interesting to see where he wants to go.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--How does a country survive THAT?--

It abolishes public education and stops handing its most precious assets, its children, over to the entity that most wants to enslave and indoctrinate them.

Miss Marple 2

Fascinating observations about Christie.

I never thought of it that way, because my dad read them.

maryrose

JIB
I would go with Dickens and Hinton for variety

daddy

I loved Bradbury. Reading Martian Chronicles aloud to the girls was wonderful family fun and very stimulating mentally. He's a marvelous writer. Most of his stuff is excellent but I thought that book a real gem.

I've never read Agatha or Hinton, and Dickens did nothing for me at all. Absolutely loved "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn."

Have Frederick read anything by Twain and then tell the teacher he made a mistake and misread the names on the list and ask for forgiveness. He can't go wrong with "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyberg," especially since it's short!

DebinNC

"Oliver Twist" with Fagin, Artful Dodger, and fellow wily child labor escapees might catch Frederick's fancy. He'd certainly close the book with a renewed since of his own blessings.

sbw

Agatha Christie and Ray Bradbury are the two easy choices.

Charles Dickens is important, but not Great Ex at his age. I’d have to ask my wife for her recommends.

Fahrenheit 451 is a must but there might be easier reads.

Poirot is a likely choice -- Murder on the Orient Express -- saving Miss Marple, that dear, wonderful lady, for later.

lyle

--How does a country survive THAT?--

Per Glenn Reynolds' excellent book, the country will survive. The education system WILL NOT. The signs are already showing up but it will take time. I recommend the book.

derwill

The important part of the election season doesn't really kick off until after the conventions. What Trump is doing right now is branding his opponents and creating a confirmation bias in the minds of the general voting public ahead of time. Hillary is a lying, crooked political insider and elitist snob who doesn't care about the average American worker. The media are a bunch of lying, biased, sleazy hacks.

This is the kind of thing the Dems have done to our past candidates with great affect. It sets up a bias in the minds of the voters, which the candidate inevitably confirms at some point in the campaign. McCain was branded too old, and out of touch, so when he suspended his campaign over the financial crises, the bias was confirmed. Romney was branded as a mean, heartless Mr. Monopoly man who killed a woman with cancer and put a dog on his car roof. So when Romney got caught writing off 47% of the population, the bias was confirmed.

This is what Trump's tagging is doing to Hillary and the media. Hillary=lying crook. Media=lying, biased sleazeballs. So every time she gets caught in a lie, every story about her emails and slush fund charity, just confirms what the voter is being conditioned to believe about her. And with his branding of the press, he is conditioning people not to believe--or at the least look askance at--the inevitable hit pieces that they will spew about him later on.

The best part of this, from Trump's perspective, is that once a confirmation bias takes hold in the public consciousness it is almost impossible to overcome.

Jack is Back!

Stephanoxious and his wife Ali Wentworth are selling their Southampton house. Yippeee!

http://patch.com/new-york/southampton/george-stephanopoulos-wife-ali-wentworth-selling-charming-southampton-estate-0

And here is what you get for $6.9 big ones.

http://www.sothebyshomes.com/hamptons/sales/0047243

Looks like George likes stuffed animals.

I know where it is and not even close to the beach.

Dave (in MA)

A Milo Yiannopoulos appearance @ UCLA was interrupted by a bomb threat and then there was a shooting, two people dead. Not known if the two incidents are connected.

James D

I don't know. Children are increasingly going to be hommoe schooled or sent to private and church schools where the parents have some degree of control over the curriculum.

Only when the parents have the time and ability to homeschool, or the income to pay for private schools.

I don't think it's any coincidence that Democrat/prog economic and social policies serve to encourage single parenthood (making homeschooling impossible), or where there are two parents, requiring both of them to work due to high taxes, stagnant wages and inflation in food and energy costs (again making homeschooling very difficult).

Those same factors also leave parents with less disposable income, making it harder to pay for a private school tuition.

It's almost as if it's some sort of plan or something.

James D

The important part of the election season doesn't really kick off until after the conventions. What Trump is doing right now is branding his opponents and creating a confirmation bias in the minds of the general voting public ahead of time.

Exactly what Obama did to Romney in 2012.

James D

Or I could have read down and seen that derwill said exactly that, more eloquently, too.

Captain Hate

derwill is a very perceptive commenter.

Marlene

I have a first world problem. I now have to travel an hour to have the dog groomed. The dog lovers here may know that terriers have to be hand stripped. His groomer is excellent and has won awards,so I guess it is worth the trip.

Jack,I agree about Dickens.

daddy,thanks for the heads up about France.
My brother-in-law and his wife have a family wedding in France later this month. I won't bore you with the details,hubby already had a conversation with his brother. Families matters are sometimes complicated and it is really none of our business,but we are worried. I asked hubby to please get contact info from his brother before he travels.

Captain Hate

McCain was branded too old, and out of touch, so when he suspended his campaign over the financial crises, the bias was confirmed.

In fairness, McRINO consistently seems as dumb as a stump.

Appalled

JIB:

What an interesting selection of authors!

In that lot, I prefer Dickens (and I am with Captain Hate on preferring Little Dorrit and Bleak House). However, your son may not be wanting to wade into an 800 page book or an 1100 page book. If he chooses Dickens, something like Great Expectations or Hard Times might be more to his liking.

I tend to think the Miss. Marples are better literature than the Poirots, as the character was closer to Dame Agatha's heart, and Poirot has some of the more annoying characteristics of golden age fiction. If I were teaching the course, the mystery writer would have been Raymond Chandler or Hammett. (The Maltese Falcon is better than almost anything put out be three of those four authors...)

henry

Coll archaeology find in London. Beer barons records from Boudicca's time (well just after) among other things.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I guess Road and Track and Sporting Classics are right out, huh?

buccaneer morgan

I"d go with bradbury as well. Cormier, ugh.

cheerleader

A bit of of what the movement's all about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu5jHu58PHE

lyle

In need of a chortle? Of course you are!

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/matthew-balan/2016/05/31/cnn-trumps-combative-approach-media-not-very-good-strategy

Dana Bash was more blunt in her take on the billionaire's criticism of the press's recent questioning of his fundraising for veterans causes: "If Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or any other politician had a big rally and skipped a presidential debate and said, I'm going to do this because I'm going to raise money for veterans, you bet we would all be on top of them....It is the fourth estate; it is our job; and it is why...a free press was a fundamental thing when our Constitution was created. This is the reason why."

Note Bene: this is from the same hacks who call Zippy a "Constitutional Scholar."

lyle

http://www.knoxnews.com/opinion/columnists/four-way-race-for-president-not-out-of-the-question-33c13cca-161a-0fcb-e053-0100007fdbac-381203511.html

Guess who wrote this.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

I have a Dickens library left over from my great-grandfather. Everything he ever wrote. My great-great Granfather, the nonpareil cricketer, was a great admirer of Dickens and Dickens was a cricket fan, albeit a SJW for letting in the masses to Lords. We know he attended matches there and Old Lilly was bowling.

Frederick has already read Oliver Twist and Christmas Carol. My favorite Twain book is Innocents Abroad but I don't know if he is ready for that. But since you brought it up, it is strange that the ELA teacher didn't pick Twain over Hinton.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

I have a Dickens library left over from my great-grandfather. Everything he ever wrote. My great-great Granfather, the nonpareil cricketer, was a great admirer of Dickens and Dickens was a cricket fan, albeit a SJW for letting in the masses to Lords. We know he attended matches there and Old Lilly was bowling.

Frederick has already read Oliver Twist and Christmas Carol. My favorite Twain book is Innocents Abroad but I don't know if he is ready for that. But since you brought it up, it is strange that the ELA teacher didn't pick Twain over Hinton.

cheerleader

I haven't read all the posts yet, so this may be a repeat, but it looks like Mr. Trump will be campaigning against Obama. There's a post at the GWP in which Obama says he going to actively campaign against Trump.

lyle

If my 2:53 didn't elicit a chortle, here's something infinitely more snort worthy:

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/05/31/mcconnell-ryan-use-balance-of-powers-argument-to-reassure-voters/

Y'know, that balance of powers that these stalwarts have been showing us, lo these past several years...

As I said more than once here, if Trump finds himself in the WH next Jan., these hacks will finally find some vertebrates. If it's Hilligula? They won't lift a finger and most of the Rs will be tacitly grateful. [redacted]

clarice

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/05/ronald-reagan-was-once-donald-trump.html

Frank Rich draws parallels between Reagan and Trump.

I just finished Jay Winik's 1944 and it is very engaging reading,
The Wolverine is at the UCLA lab school which is doing a wonderful job of communicating with parents and assuring them the kids are well protected and are sheltering in place, Scary.

jimmyk

I guess Road and Track and Sporting Classics are right out, huh?

When I was his age I was pretty much reading bios of athletes, mostly baseball players. "The Mel Ott Story" anyone?

Is Mark Twain still allowed in public schools? Dead white male who wrote the N word? Plus he was prone to saying things like: "In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."

Captain Hate

I just finished Jay Winik's 1944 and it is very engaging reading,

I thought he portrayed Saint Delano very well, abundant warts and all.

buccaneer morgan

It is, clarice, I wouldn't say enjoyable, but very illuminating.

cheerleader

derwill,

Imo, Mr. Trump is not "creating" "confirmation biases".

They already existed long before he emerged, and what he's doing is affirming them and giving them voice, not creating them.

lyle

http://observer.com/2016/06/how-emailgate-weakened-americas-national-security/

It’s safe to say that Moscow, Beijing and Tehran know a lot more about Hillary Clinton than the American public does

Typical progtard response: So? Those guys aren't the real enemy. The real enemy is Rethuglikkkans!

cheerleader

The collection must be worth a small fortune, Jack.

lyle

Like this:

Republicans are beginning to push back too now. Over the weekend, Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin made statements on EmailGate that some considered shocking. “What isn’t being discussed is how reckless and dangerous her private email server was,” he said, adding, “You have to assume that our enemies and adversaries had access to every email that went over her private server.” Sen. Johnson then asked what that might mean: “Did it affect their actions as it related to for example Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Crimea or Eastern Ukraine? What about the negotiations with Iran? What about Assad?”

Although some Democrats acted aghast at these comments, Sen. Johnson was merely asking what anybody acquainted with 21st century espionage would automatically ask about EmailGate. Moreover, as chairman of the Senate’s homeland security committee, the Wisconsin Republican regularly receives classified briefings from our Intelligence Community, so he knows what spies worldwide are looking for in the secret struggle between spy agencies that is seldom witnessed by the public.

That Johnson dude is pure evil, right?

jimmyk

Frank Rich draws parallels between Reagan and Trump.

Of course his intent is mainly to ridicule both. I had to stop reading that piece before I suffocated in the snark and condescension, including such gems as this:

But Reagan’s and Trump’s opposing styles belie their similarities of substance. Both have marketed the same brand of outrage to the same angry segments of the electorate, faced the same jeering press, attracted some of the same battlefront allies (Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Phyllis Schlafly), offended the same elites (including two generations of Bushes), outmaneuvered similar political adversaries, and espoused the same conservative populism built broadly on the pillars of jingoistic nationalism, nostalgia, contempt for Washington, and racial resentment.

Couldn't avoid playing the old race card, could he?

lyle

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2016/05/hamptons-problems-2016

You keeping up with all the wild sex raves, JiB? ;)

Captain Hate

Frank Rich: theater critic writing about politics. Too inane for even Carlos Slim.

henry

Lyle, Johnson has also been on a roll on the VA scandal, esp the coverups there which resulted in veterans killed by VA malpractice.

Miss Marple 2

jimmyk,

What you are missing is that Frank Rich has already, whether he realizes it or not, accepted the factthat Trump could be president.

That's a long article. Lots of people won't go through it, but they will see "Trump is like Reagan" and it will get planted in their minds. This is a confirmation bias planted by the other side! Amazing!

Cheerleadaer, a confirmation bias doesn't have to do with issues, usually. It's the planting of an idea which subsequent events confirm. Trump is using this technique to plant ideas in the public's mind about his opponents. "Crooked Hillary" for example.

It's good that he knows how to use this. It gives him a better chance of winning.

lyle

I'd take him over about two dozen other RINO asswipes in the Senate, henry.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Hmm, Trump is a dangerous demagogue. We can't let him near the WH, but he's increasingly popular.
What to do? What to do?
::drumming fingers, stroking chin::: Light bulb!
I know! I'll compare him to the most popular president of the last 50 years who crushed Dems in two historic landlslides!

Take that, you dummy Trump!

lyle

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/06/washington-post-unhappy-that-trump-criticized-the-press.php

Mirengoff quotes toga maxima mundi, Peter Wehner:

What Trump is doing is exactly what Rush Limbaugh and others have been begging Republican presidential candidates to do — to run a brutal, scorched-earth, anything-goes campaign. They now have their man.

PM continues:

I don’t advocate a brutal, scorched-earth, anything-goes campaign, and at times I have criticized the campaign Trump is running. But I confess to being happy that the Republican nominee will push back against attacks by the liberal, anti-Republican mainstream media, and I’m looking forward to the negotiations over debate moderators.

As am I.

jimmyk

I agree, Miss M and Iggy, but Rich is really talking to NYT readers, who still think Reagan was a bumbling idiot reading lines from a script.

Captain Hate

Iggy, you're asking for Frankie's shot glass sized brain to be able to hold a gallon of data. Everybody he knows hated Reagan so, by golly, that has to mean something significant.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

The Great Hollowing Out Of The Middle Class: New Business Formation Collapses
Fewer new businesses formed in last five years than any other period in decades.

clarice

exactly, jimmy k.

James D

I totally advocate a brutal, scorched-earth, anything-goes campaign.

Especially since the Democrats have been waging them against our side for the last half century.

James D

From lyle's 3:36 link

Aesthetically, I liked George W. Bush’s approach. He was “presidential.” I don’t recall him ever lashing out, or even criticizing, his media critics publicly

And that worked out SO well for Bush's approval ratings, for the GOP generally in the 2006 and 2008 elections, and for the longevity of the good things Bush's policies did ultimately achieve in the Middle East.

Allowing endless lies and distortions and slanders to go unchallenged DOES NOT WORK. This is not complicated.

cheerleader

derwill, do you think the silent majority didn't think that Hillary was crooked? Everyone thought it, but none of their leaders would say it out loud.

Captain Hate

James, according to someone who followed it closer than I, Karen Hughes used to demand that GWB level with the public about Iraq, particularly addressing areas of criticism. When she left the White House, so did that mindset.

cheerleader

Bill Clinton is the Bush family's "adopted" son. Uniparty to the bone.

DrJ

For some reason I found this amusing:

Plan for likely traffic delays, parking congestion and access restrictions on Wednesday, June 1 as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders holds a campaign rally on Hutchison Field. Gates open at 5 p.m. but we expect attendees to begin arriving earlier. Surrounding streets including Hutchison Drive from Highway 113 to the field will be impacted. The Pavilion parking structure on Hutchison Drive will be open, but may be very crowded. The pedestrian/bicycle path on the east side of the field, running from Hutchison Drive to the ARC Pavilion, will be closed. More information: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/news-briefs-bernie-sanders-coming-here-rally

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