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February 29, 2016

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The Infamous Ignatz

Mark Steyn with some depressing demographic observations.

Captain Hate

Nothing says "civility" like invoking the pearly gates in policy differences and implying that your political opponents are bad people.

Threadkiller


It’s an odd world that we live in. Whether it be Jeff Sessions or two of our beloved Benghazi heroes, Trump seems to be amassing interesting endorsements across all regions of the Republican Party.

http://m.therightscoop.com/welp-two-hero-benghazi-survivors-endorse-trump/

RS needs to be informed of the MFM's mad skilz at herding.

rse

Apparently Lamar Alexander has endorsed Marco Rubio. That's a kiss of death to me worse than the Gang of 8 betrayals.

narciso

it's a hodge podge coalition, it was over Florida, that I learned to loath Tapper,


http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/donald-trump-doesnt-want-david-duke-endorsement-121784

Captain Hate

As if there weren't enough reasons to oppose Dondi already...

Magnum

"Trump Grows Stronger Ahead of Super Tuesday, Poll Shows
Morning Consult Polling | February 29, 2016

Real estate mogul and Republican front-runner for president Donald Trump increased his lead over Florida Sen. Marco Rubio ahead of Super Tuesday, according to a new Morning Consult national survey.

If Rubio hoped that going negative on Trump in the most recent GOP debate and on the campaign stump would reap benefits with voters, it hasn’t resonated with our national respondents. Forty-four percent of voters polled are backing the New York businessman, an increase of two percentage points from a few days ago. Meanwhile, Rubio dropped from 19 percent to 14 percent, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz moving into second with 15 percent of voters’ support."

http://morningconsult.com/2016/02/donald-trump-marco-rubio-super-tuesday-polling/

Captain Hate

Mercifully our long national nightmare ends at midnight.

Captain Hate

The pinched face looked like he just chomped down on a lemon:

http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-calls-out-fox-news-for-going-easy-on-trump-full-interview/

Miss Marple

Regarding Magnum's post at 11:42:

Just got off the phone with my sister who is recovering from a knee replacement. She thinks Rubio has lost his mind and looks ridiculous.

narciso

in meteorological terms, if you're going to break up a storm, you need a powerful barrier,

what is driving the trump low pressure wave, you have to address it, not throw stones at it,

Jane

Funny he did it in Springfield, perhaps the most uncivil city in MA.

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Justice Clarence Thomas has asked questions during a Supreme Court argument for the first time in 10 years.

Thomas' questions came Monday in case in which the court is considering placing new limits on the reach of a federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.

Thomas asked the Justice Department lawyer defending the government's prosecution whether the violation of any other law suspends a person's constitutional rights.

Dave (in MA)

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2016/02/bill_weld_defends_clinton_suggests_he_may_not_back_trump_in_fall

He's pro-Kasich right now, but can't rule out the Pantsuit in the general.

Appalled

Jane:

Donald Trump romping to nomination.

Clarence Thomas asks a question.

Hillary Clinton -- just in general.

It's end times.

Threadkiller

http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-marco-rubio-hilariously-explain-why-his-surrogates-cant-name-his-accomplishments/

narciso

ah beaks I was wondering where he went off to,

Miss Marple

Just saw a Cruz rally and checked to see where it is.

Dallas.

Seems to me if he were expanding he would have it in some other state where he was close, rather than defending his home turf.

Apparently Perry is making comments that Trump isn't a real Christian because he didn't ask for forgiveness.. (This may not be accurate, reporting is from people at rally on Twitter.)

MarkO

It's only fair. Typepad now not accepting my posts.

henry

End times would be Kasich karate chopping his way through the Constitution to his personal socialist heaven.

MarkO

Except that one.

Threadkiller

Maybe Cornyn will endorse his fellow Texan.

Miss Marple

Since we are discussing end times:

Threadkiller

http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/109929/lr-federal-judge-to-hear-arguments-on-cruz-rubio-eligibility-on-monday

cheerleader

live link to Trump rally just starting up

he has some new endorsements to announce, maybe at this rally, or maybe at tonight's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVDXM00I-sQ#t=1324

Dave (in MA)
arguments-on-cruz-rubio-eligibility-on-monday
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narciso

they are just burning down that networks aren't they,


http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/02/26/netflix-fuller-house-debuts-with-donald-trump-jokes/

Miss Marple

narciso,

My daughter watched one episode, thought it was terrible.

She is the demographic they were shooting for, since she was a kid when it was on the first time.

NK

Dave!!

Rick Ballard

Dave(in MA),

I thought that was a troofer clip? I see it's a troofer day in Trumpworld so the clip works just as well.

glasater

Ig's 11:21 link on Steyn is truly a must read.

Buckeye

Earth to Rubio....It ain't working

Earth to Cruz.....It ain't working

Earth to Club for Growth....It ain't working

Earth to WSJ, Fox and CNN....It ain't working

Buckeye

Dave in Ma.....That might be working ;)

Jeff Dobbs

Appalled:
Donald Trump romping to nomination.

Clarence Thomas asks a question.

Hillary Clinton -- just in general.

It's end times.

It gets worse...


Captain Hate

Go cattle:

http://www.weaselzippers.us/259150-bureau-of-land-managements-conundrum-what-to-do-with-bundys-cattle/

rich@gmu

just a modest devaluation today ...

http://news.yahoo.com/china-fixes-yuan-four-week-low-despite-pledge-050546914.html

but mostly a warm-up act for another round (to equal or exceed there previous Aug 15 and Jan 16 devaluations).

Buckeye

The big take away in Steyn's article is that it is a damn good thing more people in the United States don't vote.

The people in other democratic countries are not as informed as you would like, but by comparison they make those in the United States look like the mouth breathers they are.

As bad as the prospect of a President Trump is, the construction of guillotines in the National Mall would be worse.

Hmmmm, let me rethink that :)

rich@gmu

Buckeye-

I suppose I might be over reading it by saying it also exposes the failure of conservatism as a matter of practical politics.

rich@gmu

flagged up at Drudge ...

http://www.kvue.com/news/special-valley-prepares-for-next-wave-of-central-american-children/58049891

the media still pretends it is "children" that are coming across.

clarice

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/trump_being_targeted_for_not_repudiating_a_nonendorsement.html

Buckeye

Clarice

Serious case of the vapors gripping the MFM, GOPe and other assorted hangers-on.

Sure hope it proves fatal.

maryrose

As Yogi once said"It ain't over til it is over"

henry

new thread

James D

I suppose I might be over reading it by saying it also exposes the failure of conservatism as a matter of practical politics.

The problem is that it goes against the basic fallen nature of people. Leftism is easier, and (at first glance) more fun.

Screw whoever you want whenever you want, it's just sex and there are no emotional consequences, and if you get a disease we've got great antibiotics, and if you get pregnant there's a Planned Parenthood clinic just down the street vs. keep it in your pants until you're married.

You should have all the cool free stuff you want and you shouldn't have to work hard, or at all, if you don't want to vs. you should delay grarification, save your money, work hard and only buy the nice things when you can actually afford them without going into debt.

Get high whenever you're feeling bad or depressed or bored, it's all fun and games and nobody should ever judge you or punish you for it vs. keep your head straight and don't lose control of yourself.

Anything in your life that's wrong or makes you feel bad is someone else's fault, and you're a victim and there should be reparations and endless coddling so your feelings are never ever ever hurt vs. you're responsible for your own success or failure and yuo certainly don't have a right not to be offended or insulted or feel bad.

etc.

Of course liberalism is winning in popular culture and at the ballot box.

Buckeye

true that Maryrose

jimmyk

If Trump gets the nomination he'll have plenty of time to woo the conservative base, if he's smart enough to know that's what he needs to do. If he's dumb he'll shift left thinking that he can get votes from Hillary that way, but then he'll for sure lose the conservatives.

I'm not so anti-Rubio as everyone here seems to be. I still prefer him to Trump. So I'd rather not join in the ridicule. I saw that clip of him explaining his supporter's inability to cite his accomplishments. I thought his response was reasonable. He listed a bunch of his accomplishments, and said that the NV guy who endorsed him liked his platform and hadn't studied his record. Big deal. I even thought his explanation of the Gang of 8 thing was ok.

I don't think we're well-served with this circular firing squad, either aiming at Trump or Rubio or Cruz. (Kasich ridicule I'm fine with.)

jimmyk

And here's some more fun with Common Core math, courtesy Liz Cheney.

http://www.cheneyforwyoming.com/2016/02/what-is-9-plus-6/

What Is 9 Plus 6?

15, you say? But not so fast. That solves the problem in one step, which is not the Common Core way. Here’s how Common Core teaches our kids to do it.

Step 1: They “decompose” the number 6 into two numbers, one of which can be added to 9 in order to make 10. 3 plus 3 won’t work, nor will 2 plus 4, but 1 plus 5 will do it.

Step 2: They add the number 1 in the 1 plus 5 equation (that 6 has been decomposed into) to the number 9 to make 10.

Step 3: They take the other number in the pair that 6 has been decomposed into (that is, 5) and substitute it for the 6.

Step 4: They add up the new equation, 10 plus 5, and get 15.

Somebody shoot me please.

jimmyk

Reposting from the last thread:

If Trump gets the nomination he'll have plenty of time to woo the conservative base, if he's smart enough to know that's what he needs to do. If he's dumb he'll shift left thinking that he can get votes from Hillary that way, but then he'll for sure lose the conservatives.

I'm not so anti-Rubio as everyone here seems to be. I still prefer him to Trump. So I'd rather not join in the ridicule. I saw that clip of him explaining his supporter's inability to cite his accomplishments. I thought his response was reasonable. He listed a bunch of his accomplishments, and said that the NV guy who endorsed him liked his platform and hadn't studied his record. Big deal. I even thought his explanation of the Gang of 8 thing was ok.

I don't think we're well-served with this circular firing squad, either aiming at Trump or Rubio or Cruz. (Kasich ridicule I'm fine with.)

jimmyk

oops.

derwill

jimmyk,

I tutor 6th graders and most of the poor kids are hopelessly lost because of they haven't been thoroughly grounded in the basics. For instance, they don't have the kids memorize their multiplication tables any more--instead they have to go through a complicated 5 step method to arrive at the answer to 3 x 7. It's insane.

narciso

whelp who's surprised by this,

http://deadline.com/2016/02/oscars-tv-ratings-2106-viewers-chris-rock-abc-1201711309/

henry

derwill, that cuts those kids out of drug dealing or running numbers... need math for that.

boris

"they don't have the kids memorize their multiplication tables any more--instead they have to go through a complicated 5 step method to arrive at the answer to 3 x 7. It's insane"

Could be designed to offset the culture advantage of Asians, Jews, and whites. For one thing those groups have been known to unfairly help their children with homework. Pretty much FUBARs that now.

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