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January 24, 2016

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Texas Liberty Gal

This is about the 6th comment I've written about Trump & ethanol but I keep erasing them because I don't want to offend anybody...but seriously how can anybody be ok with his pandering on ethanol?? it clearly illustrates that he's just another politician.

Threadkiller

there are some folks as obsessed as you, TK over peripheral issues,

The Constitution is peripheral.

Truthbetold

Well put. TLG

Captain Hate on the iPad

Ted Ginn Jr has had a pretty good career for being Str8 Outta Glenville.

The Cards should be ok if Arians doesn't panic like Carroll did last week and think he's in four down territory in the first half instead of kicking a chip shot field goal. In fairness to Pete his thinking may have been clouded because he looked like he was retaining a lot of water.

Threadkiller

How to not pander:

https://youtu.be/_K0sRkvX4KE

Miss Marple

Texas Liberty Gal,

Ted Cruz was pandering to the conservative crowd because he wanted to "take a stand" against subsidies. Ethanol in Iowa is an easy target for conservatives, because they can strike a pose and then move on to larger states.

Why don't you get back to me when he opposes farm subsidies, educational loans, oil subsidies, green energy subsidies, etc.

Iowa is a small fry and easy to trash.

I am not impressed.

Centralcal on iPad

No need to be so strident, is there?

Porchlight

yes, Clancy Brown, also the sadistic guard in Shawshank,

narciso, what was this in reference to?

Amazing, we were just talking about him last night when watching the trailer for Buckaroo Banzai. I didn't know his name until Mr. Porch told me, though I knew his face of course.

Porchlight

boatbuilder @6:59: :)

lyle

As improbable as it might seem, two of the four teams today have players from colleges in Idaho starting on O lines, Denver and Arizona.

Texas Liberty Gal

If ethanol is an easy target in Iowa why is Cruz the only one targeting it?

narciso

the guy, who they say looks like Gronk, he sometimes plays against time, like in Buckaroo, but more often then not he's the villain,

Truthbetold

Miss Marple

So now doing the right thing is pandering?

Threadkiller

Narc was following up on these comments, porch:

Gronk reminds me of the zipper-necked goon in Highlander.

Posted by: Threadkiller | January 24, 2016 at 06:09 PM
I had no idea that the Highlander goon, also the guard in Shawshank, is the voice of Mr. Crabs in SpongeBob.

Posted by: Threadkiller | January 24, 2016 at 06:18 PM

Threadkiller

Narc covered it.

henry

Jeez. Axelrod would get better value for his dollar with a cheap modification of the Eliza AI.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--So by your way of thinking once the government institutes something it can not be rolled back?--

God, will you just shut the hell up?
This and every other thing you have said today has already been chewed to the nub here long ago, except not with kindergarten questions.

Buckeye

"What's the best oxygenator?"

Oxygen

Truthbetold

Henry

Are you under the impression that Axelrod wants to do away with the Ethanol gravy train?

Miss Marple

They ALl pander, it's just to different groups.

Most GOP candidates acquiesce to ethanol because it's such a hot button in Iowa. Can't blame Iowans, their state has become prosperous from it, just like Texas got prosperous from oil.

Cruz made the decision to come out against it. I believe he thought that he could still win Iowa doing this because of his support in the evangelical community, and then he would get points for bravery and standing up to Iowa.

Trump decided to do the opposite. It was a calculated decision which he made once Cruz made his statement. It's politics and neither Cruz or Trump are going to be able to change the law.

It will have to get through Congress and that includes passing through the Chuck Grassley firewall. I imagine the chance as slim to none.

soothbesold

I like to eat my my own boogers.

Truthbetold

Miss Marple

So your solution is don't try?

lyle

These Scam Newton commercials aren't making me like him any better.

henry

Clearly you are paid to trash Trump. Axelrod pays you. Ergo Axelrod wants Trump trashed. I assume this is to save hillary's fat ass, but neither know nor care why. People who lie for a living (Hillary, Axelrod, you) can finesse ethanol mandates later. Your concern trolling makes me think Hilligula is dying at the polls (plus Axelrods backup Rahm is about to get the hook). You simply bring concern troll tomfoolery. Go away.

Turdbeheld

I know you are, but what am I?

Miss Marple

http://mashable.com/2016/01/24/twitter-exodus/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#xlhdhyM3BuqW

Truthbetold

Think what you want Mr. PhD. You make absolutely no sense at all

henry

That makes two of us. :)

Miss Marple

Truthbetold,

I am under no obligation to defend my opinions to you, nor will I.

This is my last post to you. You can post til the cows come home, say all sorts of obnoxious stuff, whatever. I will not answer you again.

And lest you think I don't mean it, ask Captain Hate if I have been back to Ace of Spades.

Good night.

Dave (in MA)

"You're fired." still leaves 131 characters.

Truthbetold

Maybe you will understand this.

Ethanol in gasoline is a bad thing! For many reasons.

narciso

the likes of twitter, do face this problem, without hardware, there is a limit on expansion, this notion with 10,000 tweet also doesn't seem to be a right ideas,

Texas Liberty Gal

I believe Cruz made the decision to come out against it because he doesn't believe in the gov't choosing winners & losers. And I believe this based on what he has said in the past. And on what he campaigned on when he was running for the Senate.

I have no idea why Trump did what he did but I do tend to agree with you MM that it was based on political calculations.

henry

Arizona is playing as well as TNR is arguing.

Threadkiller

Arizona is doing their best Chargers impersonation.

henry

TK, that was interesting.

Threadkiller

That was different.

Threadkiller

Wow!

henry

Good grief!

Porchlight

lol Buckeye

new lurker


Well, henry, I am for The Panthers as I am from NC, and I watched them win in the last game--but, they ran away in the first half as they are now doing. Will it turn around? Anyway, what a wonderful way to spend a cold Sunday watching two good games.

boatbuilder, Esq., Lord of All He Surveys

"Why don't you get back to me when he opposes farm subsidies, educational loans, oil subsidies, green energy subsidies, etc."

He seems to be just about the only national politician working on anything approaching serious opposition to those things, along with other aspects of out-of-control spending and the institutional basis for the problem. Step one is to stop blatantly pandering to ethanol interests for political reasons. You seem to think it's a cheap political stunt, but it's OK for Trump to blatantly pander because it's a smart political move.

Just what kind of "conservative" are you hoping emerges from this?

James D.

I think that was the game there. No way Cardinals come back in the second half after that horrible INT.

henry

More interesting than the Pats any day. Cards do not look good this week.

narciso

they are seriously in need of shock collars,

Captain Hate on the iPad

Carson Palmer doing a good Favre imitation at the end of the half.

coothbecold

I like the smell of ripe farts.

DrJ

The WSJ takes another (deserved) swing at Theranos:

Problems Found at Theranos Lab

U.S. health inspectors have found serious deficiencies at Theranos’s laboratory in Northern California, and failing to fix them could put the lab at risk of suspension from the Medicare program.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/problems-found-at-theranos-lab-1453684743

Probably behind the pay wall.

Miss Marple

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2581329?platform=hootsuite

Byron York in New Hampshire. Lots of quotes.

No one knows what's gong on.

henry

Wow Dr J! The Walgreens part was more problematic than the CMS inspection part. It's as if the usual Silicon Valley suspects used a gal "STEM" story to swindle some profits from a planned ipo. Which is business as usual there except for the gal "STEM" part.

Miss Marple

boatbuilder,

I do not expect to see a conservative emerge at all.

What I hope is to get someone who can get the budget under control, stop illegal immigration, build up the military, and get jobs back to the US.

I suppose what I am looking for is an American traditionalist.

Conservatives have not done a good job in convincing people. While I am personally conservative, I know how the small section of the electorate that includes my family and friends thinks. They want something done and the country headed back in the right direction. They never bring the word "conservative" up at all.

lyle

Theranos glam grrrl still fails upward even if the company goes down. Mark my word. Style over substance. Every time.

Have I mentioned I lately my cynic gland is hyperactive?

henry

Lyle, no doubt.

Dave (in MA)

Instapundit GOP poll

http://poll.pollcode.com/83539812

Truthbetold

MM

Is it your contention that there is no conservative running?

narciso

so shkreli, was once one of kramer's bottom feeding , but did some good work at some point,

cruz seems to be ahead in that poll,

Turdbeheld

Sombody stole my binkey!

maryrose

Just watching Ted Ginn Jr run down the field for the Panthers made me so pleased
As Captain mentioned he is a local Cleveland young man originally coached by his dad
He put Glenville High School in the playoffs which I believe enabled them to win a state championship
I am happy because both of the teams I wanted will be in the Super Bowl.
Just came back from a post birthday girls afternoon out with my sisters and sisters-in-laws
Good times
Tomorrow back to school.

Porchlight

Waiting on a pot roast. No oyster sauce per glasater's exciting suggestion and I couldn't face the store again, but it smells great. But it's taking forever!

Just remembered Downton....

henry

Tbt, define " conservative"... Someone your paymaster doesn't work for is not an acceptable answer.

narciso

irony, it's whats for dinner,


http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/224829/

Threadkiller

I hope Newton doesn't get injured before he meets PAYTON MANNING.

narciso

and this always works out,

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/world/middleeast/us-relies-heavily-on-saudi-money-to-support-syrian-rebels.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=0

Threadkiller

Oyster sauce or sesame oil?

Truthbetold

Henry

Do you purport to be a conservative?

maryrose

MM
Keep posting Trump stuff because I need all the arguments I can muster to convince my brothers and sisters to get on the bandwagon for him
My one sister in law will not vote for him so I hope she just leaves that section blank
I will be working for State Senate representative and Rob Portman for Senator this election year
I am sad a true conservative will not get the nomination this time around but I do want and most important of all good SC judges nominated

Miss Marple

maryrose,

Will do.

I am curious about that article by Byron York I posted up above. The GOP people can't understand the polls, because they don't know anyone who supports him. (If I had a friend who was in the GOP organization, I probably wouldn't tell him either.)

They are nervous because even though they don't see a ground game, signs have appeared in yards of people who usually have no signs. They are also nervous because the guy in charge of Trump's social media and such is pretty good.

I thought that was interesting. If he is operating the same way in Iowa, it means a stealth attack which could surprise a lot of people.

Centralcal on iPad

Tweet from Iowahawk earlier today:

What is utterly demoralizing is this country's complete inability to identify con artists.

He is referring to our "front runner" of the moment.

henry

First off, I don't purport. I wasn't raised that way.

Second, as far as I can tell the word "conservative" has lost all meaning. That usually happens when consultants get involved with a word.

That is also why I asked for your definition.

Third, I simply prefer the least government involvement possible in any dimension. 250 years ago that was a radical view. For all I know it still is. I own a family business, owe exactly $0 to banks, and revel in the Schumpeterian Creative Destruction which has characterized the technology sector I make my living in.

That beats the shit out of living in a Chicago tenement taking odd dollars from Axelrod -- like duh! -- but I don't know of it is "conservative."

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--What is utterly demoralizing is this country's complete inability to identify con artists.--

No. What is demoralizing is a major party so gutless and incompetent that many people would rather support a known con artist than the useless mugs the damned party trundles out every four years.

Rick Ballard

centralcal,

Surely Iowahawk was referring to Obama.

narciso

and Razorback, and Red Queen, Doc Brown seems sincere in his sandalista view, then again that may be the problem.

Truthbetold

Henry

Axelrod seems to be an obsession of yours

Dave (in MA)

ABC announced that Georgie Stephie is going to be alternating "This is Weak" hosting duties with Raddatz. Is that so he can do more campaigning for the Pantsuit?

henry

And your steady (?) paycheck.

Centralcal on iPad

Rick Ballard. Nope, I don't think so.

He also tweeted this in the same few minutes:

I'll say this for Trump: he's refreshingly open and honest about his intention to con you.

derwill

I'd like to say something about the person who posts here under the name cheerleader. It's obvious who cheerleader is cheerleading for, yet as far as I know he has never resorted to snark or denigration. Rather he posts quotes from Trump or links to articles written by or about Trump (that are positive in nature, of course--he's a cheerleader, after all.), as well as live streams of Trump rallies. Now I won't say I'm completely on the Trump bandwagon yet, but I will admit that many of my opinions on Trump have changed, in no small part by my having read or listened to many of the links that cheerleader has provided.

For all I know cheerleader could be getting paid by the Trump campaign, but if he is then I'm impressed. And if there are more out there like him being paid by Trump to post on other blogs, then I'm doubly impressed. Because that is how you go about converting a voter. You treat them respectfully, put your side out there, and if your argument is persuasive enough you're halfway there.

There's a lesson there for Kevin Williamson and Truthbetold, but I doubt it's one they'll ever even consider, let alone take.

And yes, I know Trump himself has been snarky and denigrating, but again, as far as I know, cheerleader hasn't.

narciso

and that is different than what he is doing now, how?

https://medium.com/@KyleWOrton/from-bosnia-to-guantanamo-94b804c467ea#.ui4zbbw30

even when you know the players, you can't always game the program,

Miss Marple

Think I will head to bed. I am still reading that Churchill book by Boris Johnson.

Good night, everyone!

henry

Derwill, yes. The best part is cheerleader does not hide his/her preference for Trump. That honesty is commendable. If he/she is not getting paid, they deserve much more than Axelrod pays tbt. (Cheerleader, I hope you understand the snark.... you have been straight all along).

Rick Ballard

Centralcal,

I'm sure Iowahawk will change his tune when he sees Trump's totally awesome yet completely invisible campaign structure move into gear in Iowa a week from now. I've heard his ninja campaign workers move so fast no one will ever see them.

clarice

daddy"Clarice,

Please put "Get Iggy a slot at American Thinker" on your "to-do" list."

I'd be happy to do it, but (a) he hasn't expressed any interest and (b) where would I get my best material from if he did?

He has a lot of fans--when I post his stuff on FB--cheers go up.

I suppose I could go back to just swiping Ballard's best phrases though...


Those Williamson quotes are disgusting--to me they reek of insecurity. I have spend too much time with people from every walk of life and from everywhere to tar them with such a broad brush. Most of them are far more effectual and intelligent than many of the NR scriveners seem to be this week,

jimmyk on iPhone

"Surely Iowahawk was referring to Obama."

Don't think so. He's been rabidly anti-Trump.

Truthbetold

Derwill

If you need the facts to be sugar coated. You are right, I will take a pass on your advise.

henry

This football game is now a nuking from orbit.

jimmyk on iPhone

Gotta refresh a bit more often.

henry

A 2 pt conversion. SMOD is impressed.

Dave (in MA)

cheerleader is a he? Damn.

derwill

Tbt, once again proving my point. You just can't help yourself, can you?

Dave (in MA)

If the Hoodie ever went for 2 in the 4th quarter already up by 25, we'd never hear the end of it.

henry

Dave, don't know that. Mi just got tired of the / gender neutral thing.

Centralcal on iPad

You know, Rick, I am getting kinda old to be saying, this, but honestly, I am starting to really understand how Alice felt when she fell into the rabbit hole.

Dave (in MA)

Is there some sort of forfeit form that AZ can fill out so my wife can watch X Files now?

narciso

ok, now they are using zero matter, creates a wormhole,

henry

Oh, now kick the extra point....

Truthbetold

Derwill

You are leaning toward TRUMP but for some strange reason you think I need to gingerly express the fact that he is a con man. Really?

Do you see the irony.

henry

From a paid by Axelrod conman no less.... He knows his ilk.

narciso

I think one can confortably switch over at the next quarter, no DVR,

derwill

--Trump's totally awesome yet completely invisible campaign structure move into gear in Iowa a week from now.--

What exactly kind of campaign structure are we supposed to be looking for in Iowa? I'm not asking to be snarky--I seriously don't know. Signs in yards, TV ads, mailings, robo calls? Rented campaign offices?

anonamom

What a defense!!

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