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January 26, 2016

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daddy

I've always wondered how people wearing vinyl outfits like that keep from getting sweaty and developing rashes.

JMHanes

Best be careful with the emerald green!
Drop Dead Gorgeous:

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Truthbetold

Fox News responded in a statement given to Mediaite, saying:

We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president — a nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings.

JMHanes

LOL, Tbt

boatbuilder, Esq., Lord of All He Surveys

Iggy--those two pointy-heads at The Weekly Standard, reviewer and reviewee, have almost convinced me to jump on the Trump bandwagon.

Janet

from Gosford Park ~
Countess of Trentham: "Difficult colour... green."

lyle

Howdy Doodie Dominatrix! Hawt. :)

Miss Marple

Rick Ballard,

From my reading of Trump, he would want to be remembered as the guy who saved the country, not one who knifed people in the back. He has children who bear his name and to whom he would like to pass a good name and successful legacy.

The question, however, is HIS idea of what will benefit him and the country the correct one? I am not sure.

However, what we have is NOT working. When I see Ari Fleischer on Fox explaining that he thinks this is a reaction to how no one has gotten things done and the country is a mess, and that people are preferring Trump to liberal or conservative, I think we have some sort of sea change. Ari said he thinks the country is splitting into left, right, and Trump populism.

Truthbetold

That jump is off a cliff, not on a bandwagon.

centralcal

Trump spokesperson says he definitely, definitely will not be in the Fox debate. Sooo...wonder what deal he cut with another network to televise him during his one-man show at the same time? You can be sure all the competing networks lined up for the honor.

eyeroll

JMHanes

Maybe Trump could run on the Democrat ticket too, and just obviate the need for an election altogether.

Miss Marple

Well, centrical, what I think is that we are seeing an example of someone who will stand up to the press and who will fight.

Why haven't we seen this type of thing before? Imagine if the RNC had put their foot down about stuff before Romney debated? And I will bet you 10 bucks if it hadn't been for Trump the RNC wouldn't have dumped the NBC debate.

Either it will work for him or not.

I do have to point out that Kelly had that loser Beck on to spout off his nutso opinion a couple of days ago. She has made a point of going after trump over the last few weeks.

Can't say as I blame him. Just don't know if it will help or hurt him.

Truthbetold

JMH

When you are so beloved that your followers would not care if you shoot some one down in the street.

You should not have to run for president at all. You should be able to just declare yourself president.

Rick Ballard

Run like a bunny = fight in Trumpspeak.

Brave Sir Donald has what it takes for a good fight - sneakers.

Jeff Dobbs

Miss Marple:
what I think is that we are seeing an example of someone who will stand up to the press and who will fight.

We made a lot of fun of Obama and the Dems boycotting Fox debates in 2008. Not one time did someone on the right say, "see how they stand up to the press and see how they fight!"

Nah, they were chicken of being confronted with something less than adulatory treatment.

Seems to me that Trump is not so much standing up to and fighting the press here as he is running away.

But we all are coming at this from different angles, and I'm not even all that interested in "how it will affect the polls".

Miss Marple

Posted Today, 07:12 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 19m
19 minutes ago

Pres Obama to meet tomorrow with Sen Bernie Sanders. WH says it'll be a private meeting in the Oval Office with no formal agenda.
--------------------
REAL agenda:

1. Stop talking about the fake unemployment numbers or else.

2. Let me show you these intercepts from NSA.

3. Is your health REALLY that good? Wanna bet?

Miss Marple

Jeff,

Good point.

I can only conclude there is a strategy here that I am unfamiliar with.

lyle

Miss Marple Machiavelli. :)

Jeff Dobbs

And as hard as it might be for me to say - that little riff Tbt did above about Putin and the Ayatollah is pretty darn good....and I'm jealous I didn't think of it first.

Miss Marple

Jeff,

That was sent out by Ailes, not TBT.

So maybe Trump is a little bit justified in his decision.

Truthbetold

JD

I do not take credit. To my knowledge, It's a real Fox comment

Rick Ballard

Ah, the French prendre la fuite move.

Jeff Dobbs

Oh, that was the snarky Fox release after all.

Heh, ok, that really was over the line for Fox....woulda been great for a blogger or blog commenter to write, though....

daddy

Question for JOM Team Legal. Can the FBI simply continue the investigation so long that it never ends and they never get to the point of making a decision on a criminal referral?

I see from a quick Google search that the FBI has been investigating her E-mail mess since at least August of 2015 and probably well before that, so that's 6 months for starters. How long does such a thing take? Do they need to have absolutely completed the investigation of every piece of paper, email etc, before they can make a decision, or can they render a call for Criminal Referral at any time they have enough evidence and still keep looking? if the former, then she and her cronies can stall until after the election just by dragging this out forever.

centralcal

Fox News rep wrote that, not TBT! He just quoted it.

Jeff Dobbs

Miss Marple:
So maybe Trump is a little bit justified in his decision.

But if he is justified in that decision ...... it kinda confirms the point in the snarky press release, doesn't it???

Truthbetold

MM

They hurt Trump's feeling?

Truthbetold

Daddy

It's done all the time

Rick Ballard

Daddy,

My bet is we'll see a letter from the IG DNI stating that referrals have been made to DoJ as a result of their investigations. No names but references to intelligence providers as well as State (ClintonCoven) before we'll ever see anything but "We do not comment on ongoing investigations." from Comey.

There's a reason why the IG DNI appointed by Obama has been nominated for membership in the VRWC by Clinton.

narciso

Brunt is a tech writer, on wall street, his first book ghost of wallstreet, well lets just say it Mays Leo's past a work by comparison.

Miss Marple

Jeff,

Just pointing out facts and my suppositions. Why does the RNC let CNN moderate one of the general debates with the usual cast of biased reporters?


By the way, Bernie Sanders is not going to the last-minute, non-sanctioned debate in New Hampshire. He says he doesn't want to jeopardize his participation in future debates. I think he smelled a trap.

narciso

Ghosts of Manhattan sorry, van fee plaat is a interesting character.the huntress sided with bransted when they were competing for governor.

JMHanes

daddy:

My guess is that Comey will figure out how to get himself fired, or dig up a principle he can resign over, before push finally comes to shove on the charging recommendation. He wants to be remembered as the saviour rushing to John Ashcroft's side, not the guy who derailed all hope of putting a Democrat in the White House next year.

narciso

So the prescription in Dallas reliedbin the phony out of a state license the cmp used to get into molochs tower.

Stephanie

Radical conservatives in this country have an interesting time of it, for when they are not being suppressed or mutilated by Liberals, they are being ignored or humiliated by a great many of those of the well-fed Right, whose ignorance and amorality have never been exaggerated for the same reason that one cannot exaggerate infinity. --William F. Buckley, Jr. "Publisher's Statement", in the first issue of National Review (19 November 1955)

Janet

You want a quick indictment or criminal referral?... go to a Texas grand jury.

If your first grand jury refuses to indict, you can shop around....ask Tom Delay.

daddy

Perhaps this is a gamble by Trump to continue to cut the legs out from under the GOPe establishment. He knows many of the FOX News guys hate him. He knows George Will and DrK and Megyn hate him. He knows the RNC and NRO hates him. So maybe this is the equivalent of running as a 3rd party Candidate while under the umbrella of running as the Repub Nominee, in order to cause consternation and provoke a poorly thought out reaction among the Priebus's and the Establishment, all in an effort to chop down their party and woo even more supporters to his side. Certainly doesn't seem like an overly outrageous tactic from a guy who thrives on reality TV. Regardless, he's generating a ton of headlines by doing this. What's that old line about "Dahling, there's no such thing as bad publicity."

Beats me, but my guess is he'll be at the Debate.

narciso

Yes inspector dreyfus who came up with this post dated story four years later. And left out an important detail, it happened the day before the Madrid train bombing

Jane

The petulant child has decided not to participate in Thursday's debate.

Miss Marple

http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-high-school-classmates-what-he-was-like-2015-10

lyle

Anyone who thinks there will be a referral of an indictment for the Waddling Dowager of Chappaqua, I'd like to remind everyone cannibis sativa is only legal in a coupla states.

Rick Ballard

It's Pro Wrestling Tonight!! for everybody involved. If the RNC doesn't like the stunts they can always stick Fox in the corner with NBC.

Texas Liberty Gal

If Trump doesn't show at the debate it will be because he's afraid of Cruz cleaning his clock - as my sons would say.

Daddy, I just pulled myself off the floor from laughing so hard at that picture of Chelsea. Oh that was funny!!!

Miss Marple

daddy,

Didn't see any of this reaction when Rand Paul skipped the last debate.

Gee, wonder why?

What he has done is

1. Get his supporters engaged in a "her or me" vote. (He had a poll going.)

2. Created a public drama with "will he or won't he?"

3. Guaranteed eyeballs wherever he shows up.

Jane

Clearly I am late to the party - as usual.

clarice

I think Trump's betting that his absence will cause viewrship to plummet and the sponsors to lose money.

Maybe he and Bernie can debate somewhere.

Miss Marple

clarice,

That would be a genius move! LOL!

Miss Marple

clarice,

The more I think about it it would KILL Fox. The Brooklyn leftie and the builder from Queens!

Cage match!

You know darn well the ratings would beat Fox.

Plus, I would like to see the League of Women Voters removed from the debates, anyway. They always suck up to the dems.

daddy

Interesting contrast Miss M, in that no classmates remember Barrack Obama at all from College days, yet everybody apparently remembers Trump and all seemed to either like and/or respect him.

Truthbetold

MM

It would not be much of a debate. If you listen closely you will find they agree on most everything. Big government.

daddy

Anyone who thinks there will be a referral of an indictment for the Waddling Dowager of Chappaqua, I'd like to remind everyone cannibis sativa is only legal in a coupla states.

Lyly,

My guess is that if the Waddler becomes the next Prez she'll make it mandatory, like ObamaCare, that every adult in the country has to buy an ounce a month.

Janet

This is my neighborhood - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2016/01/26/waiting-for-the-snowplow/

"Nearly three days after the last snowflakes fell, the neighborhood’s streets remained untouched."

MaryD

MM, I say this with a rueful smile: it sounds like the ONLY thing you are NOT great at valuing is yourself! Please start viewing yourself as someone very valuable. You are1

Miss Marple

I am wondering if we are seeing the end of network control of debates. That would be a good thing.

I have always felt they should be run by the parties and a live stream provided to networks. Questioners in primary debates should be members of the parties being questioned.

Well, we will see what happens. At least this campaign isn't boring!

Jeff Dobbs

Miss Marple:
Didn't see any of this reaction when Rand Paul skipped the last debate.

Yeah, skipping the kiddie table debate doesn't cause the same reaction...go figure.

lyle

"Lyly"? :)

Janet

& this is a bit of a notice from Arlington County - "...Parking meter enforcement will resume tomorrow (Wednesday, January 27) starting at 8AM however, we recognize that space availability varies given the conditions so enforcement will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis."

WE can't clear your streets but we're gonna damn well collect parking taxes!!!

hrtshpdbox

"That was sent out by Ailes, not TBT."

Yep, and it's interesting because Ailes handled very gingerly the reactions to Trump's priors re: Megyn and Krauthammer. It looks like Ailes might use this debate no-show to make a clean break from the Donald, ratings be damned. Of course, a man who can shoot someone on 5th Avenue (maybe Trump will get that done during the debate) without fear of losing followers isn't going to worry about some silly network.

JMHanes

What a mess, Janet! Hope you're well fixed w food. Glad to see that at least you haven't lost your electricity.

henry

For Cecil from Chitown lurking unit India has homegrown fighter.

Miss Marple

Just now on Fox, and this is an exact quote:

"Bernie is at least willing to stand up to the corruption of the democrat party. He's at least half-way there."

Miss Marple

Exact quote at 8:11 is from Cruz.

Rick Ballard

Nah - a socialist is way over half-way to a communist.

Truthbetold

MM

You are really reaching.

Miss Marple

Rick,

Yep, but that's what Cruz said.

narciso

Bolton pointed out to Lou dobbs, that rouhani ten years ago as lead negotiator was openly contemptuous of the quartet, and btw seeing how the hudna turned out he was right to be.

Stephanie

Trending on twitter:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/MakeButthurtGreatAgain?src=hash

LOL

Miss Marple


John McCormack
‏@McCormackJohn

Trump on Fox: "Let's see how they do with the ratings." Says he decided not to do it because "wise-guy press releases".

Beasts of England

"Tell Mike it was only business. I always liked him."

What an actor. What a role.

Truthbetold

In your opinion what does giving Sanders credit for standing up to corruption in the Democratic party say about Cruz?

Janet

Yeah, JMH. I didn't mean to complain...it really isn't bad as long as we have electricity.
It was interesting to find out the main writer of that article lives around the corner.

narciso

Well it's a rigged game, expressly directed for red queen's benefit, much like rnc's brechtian circuitbreakers.

Rick Ballard

Cruz was wrong unless he ended with "to Beijing or Havana".

henry

He speaks in complete sentences. Which I already knew.

Lars O

It was enjoyable to watch Trump rip the press a new one at the press conference before his first Iowa event tonight.

Thursday will be a tough call, 1st kiddie debate, 2nd kiddie debate or Trump event (raising funds for vets).

Truthbetold

MM

So you think Trump really thought Fox was going to dump Kelly because he insisted?

Miss Marple

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-primaries/267125-cruz-challenges-trump-to-one-on-one-debate

hrtshpdbox

"Thursday will be a tough call, 1st kiddie debate, 2nd kiddie debate or Trump event (raising funds for vets)."

Which kiddie debate do you think you'll go with?

Texas Liberty Gal

Anybody believe Trump won't run as an independent if he doesn't get the nomination.

narciso

Well recall Reagan wouldn't meet with the soviets, because they kept dying on him. This is 21st century detente with the mullahs and just as corrupt

Miss Marple

I don't think he wil run independent unless he is sure he could win, which is not likely. You need too much of the party infrastructure.

JMHanes

Lordy, Janet! I was sympathizing, not calling you a whiner! I hope you never lose your modem, because I always love hearing what you've got to say (even when I disagree with you).

clarice

S THIS THE END OF ROGER AILES?
Clarice Feldman and Robb Evans show that the totally partisan and unprofessional statement given out by Fox News BEFORE Trump cancelled was sent to at least TWO places, Business Insider and Mediate... There must have been more.
As NY Mag points out this week, Murdoch is now showing up at the daily news meetings at Fox. And we know the Murdoch kiddies HATE Ailes and would love to get rid of him.
It isn't about a feud between Meghan Kelly (gallantly supported by Fox) and unreasonable egomanic Trump any more.
It is about totally unprofessional and partisan behavior by a network against one particular candidate. And every media professional will know just how bad that is.
It's not just ethics... it is going to cost Fox millions.
Funny how these little belly bumping games get people killed...

Truthbetold

MM

Couldn't Trump just make a "Great Tremendous Wonderful Deal" to make it all happen?

narciso

I don't know does one trust Gabriel sherman, who is ailes mcguinness, but occams razir points in that direction.

Threadkiller

Obama's schoolmates said he was the King of Indonesia.

...and that he did a pretty mean roof-shot of dope.

hrtshpdbox

"It is about totally unprofessional and partisan behavior by a network against one particular candidate."

Trump does that to people (I mean the people who don't buy the snake oil); it's difficult to avoid devolving into calling him names. But, wow, Ailes career on the line over some low-wattage snark wouldn't Trump just love to be the cause of someone losing their job (he did it plenty with his failed biz ventures, and can do it plenty later if he's elected, but this would be so much sweeter).

JMHanes

Trump, what a uniter that guy is.

Threadkiller

Ailes is doing the inviting.

Miss Marple

clarice,

Is that an article or your words?

I am interested in whether Ailes deputy has been in charge of this because of Ailes' health.

Threadkiller

Maybe he didn't want to be on stage with ineligible candidates?

Truthbetold

Trump calculated the odds of getting his clock cleaned right before the first vote is cast.

Porchlight

MM, hope the auction portfolio does the trick! Heading out, hope to catch up with y'all later...

Miss Marple

TK,

I have to give you credit for never missing an opportunity! LOL!

Threadkiller

;-)

Truthbetold

Cruz has challenged Trump to a one on one debate.

clarice

That was a FB post by Thomas Lipscomb who among other things was a NYT reporter and the head of Time/Life books, I agree with him that this was very unprofessional and establishes Trump's claim of bias. I also think we are seeing the beginning of the end of those phony baloney network sponsored debates.

narciso

Well lets be blunt, we've reached highlander stage, and 'there can be only one'

Beasts of England

But what about our phony baloney jobs?

Captain Hate

I also think we are seeing the beginning of the end of those phony baloney network sponsored debates.

Praise de Lawd. Even my lib friends admit they're abominations.

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