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February 25, 2016

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Jeff Dobbs

You can all go to hell I'm going to Texas.

Miss Marple

Or, Texas is going to hell.

Take your choice, folks!

henry

The Alamo is what happens without a wall on the border. :)

Miss Marple

I am enjoying this pre-game strategizing by a bunch of lefty journalists who don't understand the Trump thinking at all.

Miss Marple

Oh, henry, that was good! LOL!

henry

Oh my CNN is concern trolling us about Trump.... with their evil grins over the whole thing.

Jane

I agree with Andrew Klaven:

https://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/2016/02/25/we-hear-you-angry-republicans/

Miss Marple

Gloria Borger points out that they got Trump to promise not to run as a 3rd party, and now a bunch of the SAME PEOPLE are talking about running 3rd party if he's the nominee.

Also, I saw a tweet where Perry is thinking he can get the nomination in a brokered convention.

If they do that I am done with the entire crew. I will vote Libertarian or something.

squaredance

Well, up to a point.

narciso

the creme de la creme, of Dalton and Harvard, and I think he was an English major,

derwill

I'm a little late to the party but re the Trump-Romney tweet war:

Methinks, Romney dost now know his shit from Shakespeare. The line he quotes incorrectly is: "The lady dost protest too much, methinks." It is from Hamlet and is spoken by Queen Gertrude, Hamlet's mother, and is meant to be taken as an ironic attempt to defend her marriage to the man who murdered her first husband (Hamlet's father).

Otherwise, good job, Romney. You cut him to the quick, you did.

henry

This attempt at a wrestling intro is boring as all get out

squaredance

Philosophy, and yes, Harvard.

Too funny.

Marlene

Showtime.

Jeff Dobbs

I can't handle this - Kasich and Carson have switched sides.

Ted's hand is closer to his heart because it's inside his jacket. #TruePatriot

narciso

this can't possibly go wrong, can it,

http://www.weaselzippers.us/258716-open-thread-gop-texas-debate/

Miss Marple

Jeff,

I thought that looked more like Napoleon.

Miss Marple

OK, wine is definitely needed. Back in a sec.

narciso

so they are pushing for a higher minimum wage, so more people are fired, and some lives matter foolishness,

Porchlight

Where are they? Houston? Is the backdrop as garish as last time?

Jeff Dobbs

University of Houston.

henry

Wolf sucks

Jeff Dobbs

Son of a mailman!

That's your cue, Miss Marple...drink!

narciso

this debate is as well considered as this venture,

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/randy-hall/2016/02/25/larry-wilmore-lost-more-half-his-audience-hes-not-funny

Jeff Dobbs

Huh, Ted went to 2nd Baptist for high school.

Now that's a big, big church.

Ann

David Limbaugh ‏@DavidLimbaugh 58s58 seconds ago

My dad carried the mail in from the mailbox.

Neo

The Twitter Trust and Safety Council.

Doesn’t that just engender visions of the French “Committee of Public Safety” and the Guillotine ?

Miss Marple

Prediction: I think CNN has calculated that Trump should be the nominee, because a lot of dems think he will be easier to defeat.

So they will probably not go after him.

I could be wrong, but the pre-game sort of gave me that feeling.

Carson talks about how we need to find solutions, and particularly addresses that to the top 3.

Kasich is giving an inspirational introductory speech about his background. Tells young epople they can do whatever they want.

Rubio brings back Reagan/Bush, says we have to define what America is, and conservatism, etc.

Cruz brings up what his family background is, and Texas, and going to Second Baptist High School.

Trump invokes Make America great, brings up all the stuff wrong, and how it will be fixed. Big difference with him, he says.

henry

So this is all about Wolf.

Miss Marple

To Trump: You have called for deporation with letting good ones back in. Cruz calls this amnesty.

Trump says to ask Rubio, since he and Cruz have been doing this in every debate.

Then he says this is a fair solution, as they will have to go through a legal process.

Cruz suddenly remembers American workers and brings up all the stuff that Laura Ingraham has been talking about.

Says no forgiveness for breaking the law.

Marlene

Rubio is trying to go after Trump on immigration.

Miss Marple

Rubio says Trump is the only one who has been fired for hiring illegals.

Trump says he's the only one on stage who's hired people.

LOL!

narciso

say what now?

henry

Oooh. Tag team

peter

Cruz is doing a great job from what little I have seen so far.

Miss Marple

Cruz goes after Trump for donations and "donating to the Gang of 8".

Trump says he is a businessman and tried to get along with everyone. Then he says Cruz doesn't get along with anyone and has not one backer in the Senate.

peter

thanks, New Hampshire, we could have been done with this guy by now

henry

Cruz was winning, so Wolf switches to Kasich.

Miss Marple

Kasich gives a nod to the Bushes and then suggests guest worker program plus a wall plus fines and legalization but not citizenship.

Carson points out we need to secure all borders not just mexico because of terrorists.

Then those here register and ar not allowed citizenship.

henry

Deputized mailmen... They are everywhere. Let them snag illegales.

Miss Marple

Wolf (who already discussed this as a helpt to Trump) asks about Fox.

Trump is giving a good answer. I am behind typing.

Talks about size, cost, imbalance of trade, drugs, etc.

It was a pretty good answer.

Marlene

Trump is okay with a trade war with Mexico. MM,he mentioned Carrier.

Miss Marple

Trump brings up Carrier, Nabisco, Ford.

Rubio says he wil be using illegals to build it.]
Trump says "such a cute sound bite."

narciso

so they always have to keep the clean energy scam going,

http://morningconsult.com/2016/02/schumer-points-to-cruz-as-energy-bill-is-held-up/

Miss Marple

Rubio is sounding desperate and is throwing the kitchen sink.

Brings up Rubio's house deal.

This is amazing.

Marlene

Rubio is going after Trump.

henry

Trump is in Godzilla stomping Tokyo mode. Pure anger, no coherence.

Dave (in MA)

From all the girly-screeching, apparently Rubio is the new Beatles.

The Infamous Ignatz

Can't decide what is worse;
That Matt Yglesias didn't know Evelyn Waugh was a man or that he has so little clue of how stupid that makes him look that he twits[sic] it to the universe.

Best comment;
"Query whether @mattyglesias knows Animal Farm isnt the name of a petting zoo? Doing your alma mater proud. every day in every way."

Miss Marple

Ignatz,

That Iglesias thing was amazing. What a moron!

narciso

yes, removing all doubt, but he was that clueless on his atlantic blog,

Marlene

What is the deal with the Polish workers?

Miss Marple

Cruz is drawn into reminding people Rubio lied.

So now this will start again, which helps Trump.

narciso

maybe they were confused with a debate in the uk?

squaredance

Iggy: I liked "George Sand is rolling over in his grave".

Jeff Dobbs

Marlene:
What is the deal with the Polish workers?

Rubio says google it.

Miss Marple

He hired some part-time workers for housekeeping who were Polish. Trump says they were short-term, part-time jobs which they couldn't find Americans to fill.

Media has people who say they were turned down, although I am not sure they were.

It's simply not something I can know the truth about, so am only reporting what both sides say.

Dave (in MA)

http://www.inquisitr.com/2828207/evelyn-waugh-time/

Dave (in MA)

I probably would have guessed female, especially if told that he was the author of books made into tedious period costume dramas for TV and film.

Stephanie

Ashley Wilkes couldn't be reached for comment as she was too busy with the lumber mill.

Dave (in MA)

Of course, I don't have a bid la-de-dah ivy league education in humanities crap like Big Matt.

Miss Marple

Me, either, Dave. That's why it's so funny.

Someone should compose all of his misstatements over the years and publish them as an accusation to the Ivies.

Marlene

LOL Stephanie.

Miss Marple

Trump: I don't believe anything Telemundo says.

LOL!

Porchlight

Iggy: I liked "George Sand is rolling over in his grave".

George Eliot, too.

Did Marty think Scarlett O'Hara was a lesbian, being so in love as she was with Ashley Wilkes?

Rick Ballard

Marlene,

Polish workers. The article documents multiple instances of Trump knowingly employing illegals beyond the Poles.

It's just part of his lifelong "Make America Great Again" project - similar to his clothes line being manufactured in Mexico and China.

Jeff Dobbs

Maria is getting waaaaaaaaaaay too much time.

(I'm not pining for Wolf or anything, but zzzzzzzzzzz...)

Jeff Dobbs

I wasn't pining for Hugh either, really.

Miss Marple

Hugh Hewitt asks in a snide way if Cruz trusts Trump to nominate conservative judges.

narciso

has he been sprung from captivity, unlike the other debates?

Miss Marple

Jeff,

Unbelievably, I want them to bring back Wolf.

Jeff Dobbs

I didn't think Hugh was snide in his question.

Jeff Dobbs

MM:
Unbelievably, I want them to bring back Wolf.

Hah! Howling at the moon.

Miss Marple

Cruz is doing a bad job on this court appointment thing.

narciso

this is what excited top men sound like,

https://twitter.com/Neal_Dewing

Porchlight

Stephanie! I type too slow on this Damon kindle. :)

Miss Marple

Should clarify. Trump was conciliatory and pointed out that his sister signed the same ruling as Samuel Alito.

Trumpsaid maybe crusz should apologize about his attack on his siter.

Cruz gets all high and mighty and says he will never apologize for defending the Constitution.

I do not think this helps Cruz, as it only applies to his voters.

Porchlight

damn kindle

Jeff Dobbs

For a second there I was a little concerned that you had named your kindle, Porch.

Miss Marple

Kasich stakes out a Mitch daniels-type position on bakers and gay wedding cakes.

If you're in commerce, sell the cake and say a prayer for them that they change.

Not sure how this will play, only reporting.

Dave (in MA)

Damoned autocorrupt.

narciso

meanwhile in the three scoops of crazy department,


http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/197963/why-is-sanders-taking-foreign-policy-advice-from-someone-who-suggested-israel-not-assad-gassed-syrians

Jeff Dobbs

Trump tries to drag down Alito. Gets high and mighty demanding an apology from Cruz. Cruz defends the constitution. I think this helps Cruz as everyone believes in and respects the constitution. :)

Porchlight

I'm about to name it Damien, Jeff. It's possessed. But, Lent and all...

Miss Marple

Jeff,

Touche, except Alito did sign the same ruling.

I think it had to do about vagueness in the law, although I am not up to snuff on it.

henry

Rubio sounds good on Obamacare.

henry

Trump sounds like Sanders with the pre-existing conditions.

Jeff Dobbs

Ouch, Rubio tries the Trump is a robot repeating himself attack.

(he's pretty much right - "lines around the states")

Porchlight

Trump is playing to the general electorate on much of this stuff. Even the most rabid haters of Obamacare acknowledge that rolling back guaranteed issue is going to be extremely difficult.

Marlene

Rubio said Trump is repeating himself. The Rubio screamers love it.

Jane on Ipad

Trump thinks Judges sign bills. Oh dear.

Jeff Dobbs

FINALLY: some really good Kasich karate moves.

If only we could get rid of the podiums, maybe we could see him sweep the leg.

Dave (in MA)

I want to see 'em take a few swings at each other.

Jeff Dobbs

Kasich is getting about 3 minutes past the bell with neither the moderators nor other candidates trying to stop him....

Miss Marple

Kasich's plan sounds good until you think about it.

Paying providers if they come in below the average with good quality care.

WHO is paying for that? Taxpayers.

henry

Karate allowance Jeff.

narciso

from a slate piece, 11 years ago,


What is interesting, however, is that Alito did not join the majority opinion in Farmer. He wrote separately. Why? Here's a very good guess: The majority opinion in Farmer had been drafted before the Supreme Court had issued its decision in Carhart; indeed, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, who wrote it, expressly noted as much. Instead of rewriting the draft opinion, Barry simply tacked on the Carhart precedent to the beginning of her existing decision, observing that her opinion was essentially in agreement with the Supreme Court's. Had Alito originally agreed with Barry, it is a good guess he would have gone along with this shortcut, since the outcome was exactly the same. But I suspect that he didn't agree with the majority and certainly did not want some reasoning lurking out there that might have been even marginally broader than the Supreme Court's. So, Alito went out of his way to distance himself from Barry's opinion, which, he observed in concurrence, "was never necessary and is now obsolete."

Miss Marple

Carson's healthcare plan sounds good, if you ask me.

narciso

this was the piece:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2005/11/rock_and_roe.html

henry

Nobody cares what you want Wolf.

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