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July 21, 2016

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Pagar

First or

anonamom

second

Pagar

leftists have caused the lost of the US Moral Authority since they have no morals.

henry

Let me see if I understand.

1. Trump is a loose cannon maniac who will get us in a nuclear was within seconds of taking office.

2. Trump refuses to commit to war in various parts of the worlds hitch is bad for business.

3. Therefore vote for the Hillary kleptocracy because she will sell us into slavery / be careless with our safety instead of defend us.

Fiddling while Rome burns is far more useful than getting that last spot out of your toga.

Captain Hate

Any candidate that promises to hang Stumpy Reich by the neck gets my vote.

Btw I thought this thread was about the suicide move by Rupert's network.

Matt

Seems that Obama lost that moral authority over the past 8 years.

Hope & Change from Behind!

Porchlight

This just in: The Times thinks that there is much that is alarming about the Republican candidate's policies.

Life in Fairfield County must be one long endless, terrifying nightmare. Let's elect some more Democrats.

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Porch light, Any thing good for America scares the leftists out of their mind, IMO.

cheerleader

I love Jerry Falwell Jr. !!!!!

Miss Marple 2

I don't care what the Times prints, since they are proven liars.

And I don't care if Trump said it.

If Turkey demands we defend them from Russia, are we obligated? I personally would not like to get in a war with Russia in order to protect a guy who is attempting to reconstitute the Ottoman Empire.

"So Sorry, President Erdogan. Right here in paragraph 23, subsection C, it says you have to allow construction of churches and protects minority religions. You have failed and therefore we are not coming to your aid."

"Vladimir, let the tanks roll."

cheerleader

President of Liberty U, where Ted announced his candidacy.

He brought Libert U out of near bankruptcy, and he is a wonderful speaker.

cheerleader

Liberty the most prosperous Christian University in the USA.

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

I suspect no one has done more to hurt America business than Reich.

cheerleader

Sheriff Joe!

henry

Oh boy... big storm rolling through. But that is weather.

I saw a tweet where Turkish prosecutors have free reign at Incirlik now. Kinda like Ferguson or Baltimore? Trump would stop that here and have America lead by example. I am fine with that approach. Dumbfuck McJugears leading by scold or Hilligula leading by cackle I can do without.

cheerleader

Pastor Mark Burns

Miss Marple 2

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/rnc-2016-donald-trump-speech-lines-225980#ixzz4F5bLMIKx

Preview sounds good.

Miss Marple 2

Fran Tarkington!

cheerleader

A leader is someone who gets stuff done.

Free James D!

Jane from the previous thread @ 7:13

I think the SC is less of an argument than the other 1,300+ appointments the President gets to make (many without Senate approval). Cabinet secretaries, agency leadership, 200+ U.S. Attorneys, at least a hundred lower Federal judges, etc. and then all the underlings those people will hire (who will all have Federal workforce protections and be impossible to fire in a future administration).

And it's not just who will appoint them. It's who will compile the short lists and vet them.

Is it better to have Sid Blumenthal and Huma Abdelin and David Brock make those lists, or Jeff Sessions and other Trump advisors?

I honestly don't see how anyone can contemplate that and still be NeverTrump.

cheerleader

More importantly, the appointees he's going to fire.

Miss Marple 2

Fran Tarkington was really good!

henry

James D, those appointments are in place now. People who are comfortable with their situations see only a continuation. Oh, some brash gun toting rabble rousers may be squashed in the next 4 years... but they deserve it as did the TeaParty groups, conservatives in Wisconsin, etc. the comfortable expect to remain so.

cheerleader

I agree MM.

cheerleader

The comfortable are going to be surprised.

Jack is Back! (As Mr. Fixit)

I use to fly in and out of Incirlik back in the day. I was at AFIT then and we were doing assessments of its viability. Didn't know much about the Mohammadens but my Turkish partner sure did and directed us forceably to recognize the value of the base. Our report is still the magnet of ownership and preservation.

Obama if he had any testicles (doubful) would tell this tin horn dictactor to take a flying leap but he doesn't. If I was the base commander, which I am not, I wouild order my F-16's to T/O and run race tracks around Ankara. Not going to happen but gosh, if it did, it would be wonderful to watch.

cheerleader

I really like the laid back, non pretentious tone of this convention.

Free James D!

Exactly, cheerleader. But I think Henry's right, they don't (or won't) see that. And I do t know how you reach out to someone like that.

Jack is Back! (As Mr. Fixit)

Those appointments jameD mentions are fireable. Political. Not Civil serivice. Think of them as failed apprentices.

cheerleader

Marsha Blackburn

so many great looking Republican women!

Jane

James, why not use those arguments to convince people?

Theo

It sounds like Trump has stolen the left wing's talking points -- we do not have the moral authority to lecture other countries because of how bad things are here. Just why does the left object when he says the same thing?

cheerleader

and men :-)

cheerleader

I read an article recently about all the appointees that Trump is planning to fire. Cannot remember where.

henry

PBS convention coverage (my mute button works) hasn't shown the convention in the hour it's been on.... just a bunch of dope (Liasson, Brooks, Fields, et al) blubbering at eachother in shared umbrance.

cheerleader

cspan

or youtube live feed

cheerleader

no overtalking

Captain Hate

If maryrose reads this I want to commend her optimism in how well this convention came off. I am glad to admit I was wrong on nearly everything and I look forward to any anecdotes she shares.

cheerleader

I hope she had fun.

henry

No cable, no broadband. I live on a farm in flyoverland. That goofy Ryan Guy's district.

Miss Marple 2

Captain Hate,

I also wish to apologize to maryrose for doubting her. She should be very proud of Cleveland!

henry

I'm stuck with broadcast TV -- as much as gets past the current Tstorms.

cheerleader

if you can post here why can't you watch cspan online?

hrtshpdbox

So...tonight! The public looks at Trump as a nominee of a major party for the first time! Will he read what the writers have written for him, or will he go merrily off-script? Which would you prefer? Which will more likely get him elected?

If you're a true believer, I think you'd want him to toss aside anything some pesky manager thinks would be wise, and let Trump be Trump! But, remember, for many voters it's the first time they'll truly be paying attention. They'll be giving him a chance to convince them he (and his family) belong in the White House - can he make that sale?

I say no, he cannot. And we're stuck with the awful Hillary Clinton as POTUS because the Republicans nominated a dud. Your mileage may vary.

Captain Hate

I'm sure she's having a great time, cheerleader.

henry

Bandwidth

Porchlight

I missed Fran??? Damn it to hell.

Theo

Hrtspdbox --

I hope that you are wrong but fear that you are right.

cheerleader

thank you for your concern

Porchlight

Yes, I would also like to apologize to maryrose for doubting Cleveland. Thank you Cleveland PD and everyone working on security.

cheerleader

my concern post was directed to hrtshapedwhatisname

Porchlight

Omg, Nirvana guy. Give it a rest. :)

Miss Marple 2

cheerleader,

I knew who you were addressing. You beat me to the punch. LOL!

Janet the expert

Tom linked this but let me do it again as a stand alone.

Transcript: Donald Trump on NATO, Turkey’s Coup Attempt and the World

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/us/politics/donald-trump-foreign-policy-interview.html

a bit - "TRUMP: I’m only saying this. We’re spending money, and if you’re talking about trade, we’re losing a tremendous amount of money, according to many stats, $800 billion a year on trade. So we are spending a fortune on military in order to lose $800 billion. That doesn’t sound like it’s smart to me. Just so you understand though, totally on the record, this is not 40 years ago. We are not the same country and the world is not the same world. Our country owes right now $19 trillion, going to $21 trillion very quickly because of the omnibus budget that was passed, which is incredible. We don’t have the luxury of doing what we used to do; we don’t have the luxury, and it is a luxury. We need other people to reimburse us much more substantially than they are giving right now because we are only paying for a fraction of the cost."

That seems true to me. I don't know if I'll agree with every action Trump proposes, but the world is changing & the same ol' same ol' isn't working.
Other nations are sucking us dry & for what?
That seems like a legitimate question.

cheerleader

Gov Mary Fallin OKLA

cheerleader

Lisa Shin

so many of these names are new to me

Jack is Back! (As Mr. Fixit)

Watching the summary of the Tour de France. More excitement and relevant news to what is going on in Cleveland.

You have to be a biking fan to understand.

The leader now has the uphill climbs,doesn't win but keeps his lead. Happens again and again in the moutnains. Comes down to Paris and he leads the peloton in with a champagne glass in his hands.

Trump. Make America Bike MOre..

daddy

If anyone cares, here is the link to Hour 2 of the Hannity Radio Show today.

Newt comes on at the 04:00 minute mark.

DebinNC

Gov Mary Fallin OKLA

Iirc, BOzo didn't win a single county in OK either time. Wonder why they weren't bamboozled?

cheerleader

That is great question Deb

Marlene

henry,you need sat tv,because when it goes down,you'd have the pleasure of having a conversation with a non-English speaking tech support person. That is what I did for an hour this morning and it put me a bad mood all day. The good news is the satellite rebooted during the day,either that or the satellite elf fixed it. :)

Porchlight

I am digging this cheesy band.

Watching the RNC feed on my old kindle and internetting on my new one.

cheerleader

love reince, didn't trust him for awhile, but do now, he's done a great job

Threadkiller

Hrt, what would it take to woo you?

cheerleader

Trump thought Reince was great from day one.

cheerleader

I thought he might be a closet #nevertrumper and try to sabotage Trump, but he is true blue

buccaneer morgan

So the French prosecutor has pointed out their were four accomplices in nice, three northafrican, one albanian, it's time to being in the guy from taken.

Captain Hate

Reince has been a pleasant surprise. There has been some complaining that the RNC rammed through some rule changes that centralize things too much but I don't know the ins and outs of it enough to venture a comment.

buccaneer morgan

Yes he's done a good job, kasich might as well be digging Indian mounds.

Threadkiller

Reince seems to have been waiting for this moment.

Miss Marple 2

Wow! Reince was on fire!

I am telling you, Trump has stiffened the backbones of a lot of people.

henry

Warren knows where the mounds are.

Porchlight

Yes, Reince has done a great job.

Another Bob

Reince's situation was interesting.

He was reputed to be part of a cheesehead mafia (so to speak) along with Scott Walker, Ron Johnson et al. that were setting out to drive real change in the GOP. (I think this was one of the real motivations of the "Endless Recall" and the GAB crap.)

Then Walker's candidacy fizzled fast (probably due to Mrs. Will sneaking up behind him with a bucket of water), and Reince seemingly had to regroup.

I don't think anyone GOP expected Trump, but Priebus was among the first GOPe to try to make lemonade.

Threadkiller

The Tambourine Man is pretty useless. Is that the older brother from Fast Times at Ridgemont High?

I hope the piano player goes full Joe Cocker before the night is through.

Miss Marple 2

Switched over to Fox but Kelly was on with the usual "What Trump has to do in this speech" talk. She's wearing a weird dress with cut-outs on the shoulders and an asymmetrical collar.

That's my Fox report. I am back on CSPAN with the band.

Porchlight

REO Speedwagon. These guys honestly could be a lot worse.

I wish I had a MAGA hat to wear.

Miss Marple 2

Peter Thiel

Porchlight

Peter Thiel!

cheerleader

Miss Marple,

I think you're exactly right about Trump stiffening their spines.

Peter Theil - Paypal founder

Threadkiller

A Devo Diva.

Porchlight

My brother's old roommate.

Janet the expert

Theil is good! Oh my goodness.

Jack is Back! (As Mr. Fixit)

Looks like Ailes resigning has forced Fox to recognize their drift to the left.

Shep is the new Hanniy and Megyn is the new Greta.

Get used to it. I am moving over to MSNBC where I know exactly where I stand;

Michael Oliver

The United States should refuse to honor its defense treaty obligations with any nation that doesn't spend at least 2 percent of GDP on its own defense.  To do otherwise requires American taxpayers to de facto fund the defense of other nations, allowing them to fund generous welfare states praised by the same liberals now trashing Trump for his NATO comments.

Again, Trump is correct on this issue.

Porchlight

Badass

Free James D!

Jane @ 8:30

I've been posting exactly that occasionally at NRO when I descend into the comments there, and it doesn't get anywhere. The NeverTrump folks there are just totally unwilling to give a millimeter.

Janet the expert

**Thiel**

Captain Hate

Speaking of the goof:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/07/21/john-kasich-says-he-has-no-regrets-at-gop-convention.html

He missed the convention but will travel to Arizona to help Juan McRINO. Please stay there; the state will do fine without you.

Miss Marple 2

Fake culture wars is a good phrase and exactly right.

How else to explain this whole bathroom transgender thing?

Jack is Back! (As Mr. Fixit)

So, the 3% are more important than the 97%. Okay. Win that election.

glasater

DT was not getting the security briefing he will now receive as an R candidate.

So will the Hill.

Rest your worries dear TM! And PLEASE don't vote for Hilliary.

henry

Ok Fox is toast? No point in cable or sat tv? Cool.

Funny thing Marlene, I convinced my dad to push David Friend into moving Carbonite help back to the US (to Maine?). Cost per problem solved is lower if the help person speaks the same language. The TV guys won't listen to me though.

cheerleader

are they still friends Porchlight?

Jane

Good for you for trying James.

cheerleader

who is the guy that followed Thiel?

Porchlight

No, cheerleader, it was way back in the early 90s. My bro is a shy guy, not too social. But my other brother ended up working for PayPal for a few years and then eBay, not knowing the connection when he got hired each time. I didn't even know it until last year.

Lurker Susie

Memories

2012 Quote Source:

“Conservatives will stand united in November. The stakes are too high,” Cruz said. “The Tea Party will show up en masse to support Mitt Romney.”

Cruz addressed the GOP convention Tuesday night — one of a handful of congressional candidates to get a plum speaking role at the celebration of Romney’s presidential nomination. (link)

buccaneer morgan

Trump's business partner, Phil Ruffin.

Threadkiller

I'm trying on the previous thread, jane, but you are unresponsive.

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