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February 22, 2016

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Jeff Dobbs

1992? Isn't that like as old as the Constitution and stuff?

henry

Had his hair plugs eaten his brain then?

Miss Marple

5:21!!!!!😡

Dave (in MA)

He was still 9 years away from his brilliant idea to respond to 9/11 by sending hundreds of millions of dollars to Iran, no strings attached.

Marlene

OL@ 5:21,previous thread...yes,the daughter told us months ago if you think you dislike Obama,Cruz is just as arrogant.
CNN just reported that Christie sold his donor list to Rubio,but that doesn't mean an endorsement.

Threadkiller

So that was Christie's plan.

Thomas Collins

If Rubio doesn't impress on March 1st, the Mitt Romney drums will start being beaten.

Dave (in MA)

I listened to the Rubio bible video a few times and there's no way anybody could make out what he said.

Jack is Back! (Barely)

Christie's donor list: Ken Langone

After Fat Rino Bastard, Ken is tapped out.

Threadkiller

You need to be a communications director, Dave.

GUS

I can"t say effin during Lent

Miss Marple

Continuing with what I remember of Newt, he also said that he believes Trump is slowly realizing he could win this and have the weight of the Free World on his shoulders, and he has to be thinking about his childrenand his grandchildren.

His advice to Trump would be to slow down and not answer every question. Said when he was first the Speaker, Mike Deaver came to him as a friend and said, "I saw that you were thinking about the answer to a question on television. I do not want to see someone who is in line to the presidency thinking on television. There is nothing wrong with saying that you need to study something and don't yet have an answer."

Miss Marple

I should also add that daddy's transcript will be more complete. I am going from memory so am paraphrasing.

Beasts of England

Maybe Mitt can pick up Jeb's voter.

daddy on the FBI secure iPhone

I can"t say effin during Lent

GUS, you can always reLent:)

hrtshpdbox

"Maybe Mitt can pick up Jeb's voter."

Nah, I'm holding out for Jeb to go 3d party if Trump and Bernie face off (Jeb can found the Sane Party, vive la difference)

Miss Marple

Well, once you accept that we live in Crazy World, you sort of let all this stuff just pass in front of you like scenes in aplay.

I, of course, thought we moved into Crazy World when Obama was elected, so by now nothing bothers me. I mean, Kanye West begging Zuckerberg for money, Kaitlyn Jenner (or however you spell it), Black Lives Matter, Iranian nuclear agreement, Muslims running all over Europe, etc.

It's all part of the same nutso times we live in. Why shouldn't trump run? I am just amazed it isn't George Clooney. Fortunately, at least Trump knows math.

pagar a bacon,  country ham and sausage supporter

If all things new are old again?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-22/freddie-mac-bank-america-launch-another-3-down-mortgage-program#comment-7221421

"Essentially, BofA has cut the FHA out. "After making a mortgage under the new program, Bank of America will sell it to Self-Help, which then sells it to Freddie Mac," The Journal goes on to recount. "If a mortgage defaults, and Self-Help isn’t able to recover the full amount owed, Self-Help takes a big chunk of the losses before Freddie Mac starts to take a loss, which lets borrowers avoid paying mortgage insurance.""

I could be wrong but it sounds like the same o, same 0>

Beasts of England

I can't even muster a smart-ass comment for a Jeb third party campaign. How could a member of the preeminent Republican family consider an extra-Republucan run? Are you pulling my leg?

Sandy Daze

Game of Thrones
Winter is Trumping
Armed with a Valyrian steel sword named Deal-Maker, Donald Trump embarks on a quest through Westeros to take care its border policies.

pagar a bacon,  country ham and sausage supporter

Clarice, it seems I remember a post about a voter/ID, citizenship program that was supposed to have a hearing today? Did you hear the result?

hrtshpdbox

I could be wrong but it sounds like the same o, same 0

Sounds like a reinsurer between the bank and the federal agency, maybe a minor twist on the still opaque derivative?

hrtshpdbox

Yes, Beasts, that was me making a joke. Off-topic (since on-topic apparently wasn't working), but are you in England? I spent a couple of hours talking to a friend in Leeds today, which surprised me utterly since I use a prepaid phone co (Boost) which doesn't include int'l calls; at my friend's instruction I used some new-fangled (probably a decade old, for all I know) app called whatsapp, and the reception was very clear and the call didn't cost me a penny.

Beasts of England

Glad to hear it, hrtshpdbox!! And I'm in Jolly ol' Alabama...

hrtshpdbox

Ah, wiki tells me Beasts of England is an Animal Farm anthem (shoulda looked there first!).

Jack is Back! (Barely)

Sandy,

Bravo Zulu, at 6:31. That needs to go viral.

Trump Unbound

Don't know who Gus lent it to, but I sure hope he gets it back.

Miss Marple

"Even if it was true, we are not going to question the faith of another candidate," Cruz told reporters re: the Rubio story.

----------------------------

This seems to me to be a sneaky way of hinting that it was maybe true.


cindyk

http://www.nysun.com/editorials/krugman-endorses-trump/89463/
Well then, it is decided...

Miss Marple

http://mentalfloss.com/article/75855/american-kennel-club-names-2015s-10-most-popular-dog-breeds-america

Beagles in the #5 spot!

Beasts of England

It's my favorite book, hrtshpdbox.

http://msxnet.org/orwell/print/animal_farm.pdf

Gus

Susan Sarandon 'lent' it to me, and I'm giving it back in the same condition she lent it in.
Plus a CRUZ 16 "bumper" Heh heh Sticker attached to it.

Rick Ballard

Cindyk,

Thanks for the link to the acknowledgement of the Krugman endorsement. The affinity felt by one unprincipled liar for another is completely understandable. Krugman's recognition of a kindred spirit is complemented by his observations concerning the likelihood Trump will pursue policies with which Krugman totally agrees.

Miss Marple

Ericc Trump on Greta:

What we need is what we did: on time, under budget, and created something beautiful.

You have to admit, that is a pretty good goal.

Threadkiller

Stephanopoulos' plan is coming together.

anonamom

hrtshpdbox, I've used whatsapp to speak and text w my son who is in Oxford for the past year and half. As you noted--just like Ma Bell!

Jack is Back! (Barely)

Beagles in the #5 spot!

MM,

But the number one lost dog.

NK

Thanks Cindy-- Herr Doktor Krugman for Trump? Quelle Surprise. I'll be disappointed if TomM's take down of Krugman & Trump is not epic. Trump supporters will be unmoved. They care not about stuff like this.

NK

Labs are always favorite... but Border Collies are always smartest breed.

Miss Marple

Jack,

That's because Beagles get loose and then go on the hunt, ending up miles from home!

Gus

Out on the road today, I saw a Dead Head sticker on a Cadillac!!!

Actually I saw a Bernie Sanders sticker on a Lexus SUV.

Threadkiller

So now you trust Krugman's instincts?

daddy

Lou Dobbs just reported this (verbatim):

Dobbs: Breaking news tonight. The Office of Personnel Management's head of Cyber-Security is quitting! Donna Seymour retiring just 2 days before she was supposed to give testimony before a House Oversight Committee on the conduct of her watch. It was on her watch remember, that hackers in 2014 stole the Personnel files of almost 30 million Federal Employees. The Wednesday Hearing where Seymour was due to appear has, as a result of her timely resignation, been cancelled. There's a pattern here isn't there.

hrtshpdbox

Beasts, it's been such a long time since I've read it - thanks for the link!

anonamom, what a great convenience that app must be for a family spread out over the globe (and, imagine, in the 70's a US->UK call was $3. a minute for the first three minutes).

Jack is Back! (Barely)

Don't know if this has been asked yet, but what do you all think the primary (results and to-go results) would be today if Trump had never entered the race?

Would Walker still be in? Would he be a factor?
How about Perry and Jindal?

I have always thought that Trump, smart as he is looking at missed opportunties, saw the vacuum on issue leadership (immigration, ISIS, radical islam, etc.) that no one was speaking strongly about.

I feel Walker would still be in the mix.

Threadkiller

I think Jindal would have been out due to the condition he left his state in.

Rand Paul would probably still be in.

boatbuilder, Esq., Lord of All He Surveys

This is not a big effin' deal because Biden is not an effin' Republican. If you are a Democrat you cannot be guilty of hypocrisy because hypocrisy requires principles, and the only principle which counts for Dems and their MSM cheerleaders is "just win, baby!"

Jack is Back! (Barely)

MM,

You are addressing an owner of 3 Beagles:)

Frederick and I own and operate the "3 Beagle Pet Retrival Service". We charge $50 an hour and if we find your pet in less than an hour we collect a $50 bonus:)

So far we have only practiced our business using our own dogs.

anonamom

I think whatsapp is "free" .
(I'm assuming they track my every move and have access to all my accounts as well).

Not sure if I've gone on record, but I stand with Apple.

daddy

Miss M,

Can't find a Hannity radio podcast any more recent than 3 days back. Sorry:(

Threadkiller

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2016/02/21/hijabi-hillary-clinton-gets-a-500000-payoff-from-wealthy-pakistani-muslim-to-fight-islamophobia/

Gus

Daddy, it was only 30 million govt employees, families relations etc. And it was a long time ago, and 4 people weren't murdered, and and and and....

Miss Marple

daddy,

Maybe it's because he is in Las Vegas rather than New York.

I think between you and me we got most of the information down and pretty correct.

Thanks for looking, though! I was sure glad someone else was listening so I had verification!

NK

I llove this photo of Sofia checking things out... for very different reasons than Hilligula: http://www.express.co.uk/pictures/galleries/3004/Jayne-Mansfield-American-actress-Playboy-Playmate-pin-up-pictures/Jayne-Mansfield-and-Sophia-Loren-at-a-party-in-1957-66590

Miss Marple

Jack,

I SO understand. I once owned a coon-hound, a Treeing Walker. My daughter adopted her form the county shelter as a puppy thinking she was a beagle.

HA!

Coon hounds are even worse than beagles. That dog would get out and run all over the subdivision. I could only catch her in my car, and I once followed her and clocked her running at near 20 mph!

Loved that dog. Evil husband didn't. She got cancer and had to be put down. I cried for 2 days. He was dumbfounded I even cared. (Should have shown him the door then.)

Threadkiller

I was listening too, MM. I also heard a comment from Newt regarding how Trump should go about picking a VP.

I hope to find the transcript as well.

Miss Marple

NK,

I remember when she was killed in that horrible car accident, and the papers reported she had been decapitated.

It horrified me, and I never forgot it. Late 60's, I think maybe 67 or 68.

Miss Marple

TK,

Yes, he did discuss that, but he refused to name any people he would suggest.

Said it might take them off the list.

I missed the criteria, though. Granddaughter was getting in the car.

daddy

Not sure if I've gone on record, but I stand with Apple.

I do too Anonamom, freely and fully admitting that all I know of it is from reading the linked articles and the posted comments here by folks I respect on both sides of the issue.

Was surprised that Lou Dobbs on his show earlier today was strongly for the FBI and 100% against Apple. He did not persuade me but I do enjoy and appreciate Lou's passion.

pagar a bacon,  country ham and sausage supporter

https://www.whatsapp.com/

It requires a smartphone. With the exception of the cost of the smartphone every thing else is free.I don't see how the local phone companies plan to stay in business. Our local homeowner's assn has moved all of their reporting to the group to Whatsapp, saving a lot of paper.
It will replace my Magicjack when that contract ends.

Miss Marple

Policeman on Greta reporting that one of the victims of the Kalamazoo shooting was declared brain dead and they had begun the processof donating her organs, only now she has squeezed her mother's hand and is communicating, so the donation is on hold.

Policeman thinks this is a bright light in an otherwise terrible time.

Miss Marple is thinking that doctors are declaring people brain dead too soon.

Threadkiller

MM, It was a comment that to me suggested Newt is aware of the eligibility problems.

Of course, I listen with a biased ear.

Captain Hate

I have always thought that Trump, smart as he is looking at missed opportunties, saw the vacuum on issue leadership (immigration, ISIS, radical islam, etc.) that no one was speaking strongly about.

And the RNC using these "debates" as a way to sponge cash from the MFM and guarantee no serious questions are asked keeps the Jerry Springer level of seriousness in place. Why more people aren't calling for Reince Priebus's head for that is another piece of evidence of the Party of Stoopid being beyond help. But the apologists will always pretend it's something else.

boatbuilder, Esq., Lord of All He Surveys

My lovely bride and I generally try not to discuss politics, because we don't agree on much of anything. Nonetheless Yesterday she pointed out for me in the Hartford Courant an editorial piece reprinted from the WaPo by a "professor and provost at GW University" (I think) who was a "good friend" of the late Justice Scalia, purporting to make the point that as an "originalist" his "good friend" Scalia would have agreed that Congress has no business delaying action on the President's Supreme Court nominees in an election year. She said she thought it was "pretty ironic."
Before I read the piece I asked who the professor was. "Professor Ezekiel Emmanuel," she responded. I of course snorted "Zeke Emmanuel. Whatever he's selling I ain't buying." I then told her who Zeke Emmanuel is, and that two things he isn't is a political friend of Antonin Scalia or a constitutional scholar. She did not seem to be impressed by my erudition on the subject, and appeared to be confirmed in her view of me as a reflexive right-winger immune to reasoned, NPR-level discourse (which is in fact true, but ...).

The bio on the piece of course made no mention of the fact that Zeke is Rahm's brother, an architect and perhaps the foremost promoter of Obamacare, a total political amimal and the second coming of Dr. Mengele. (I did not mention Sarah Palin and the "Death Panels." I had the sense that would not advance my argument at that point).

This is of course what we are up against. If you didn't know who Zeke Emmanuel is you would assume that this is an esteemed scholar and friend of Antonin Scalia making a well-founded point, supported by history and precedent. Instead of pure political hackery.

As I thought more about it it made me more and more angry. What kind of cretin presumes to trade upon one's alleged "friendship" with a late political and intellectual adversary to score cheap political points. What an asshole. Shame on the WaPo (hah. as if...) for not identifying the fraud for what it is, and the Courant for perpetuating it.

And if you don't like Zeke's principles, Biden has some that are even more slippery.

On the road to peer, chillun'.

Heh, Beasts, I used 'Two Wings Good, Four Wings Bad' over @ Judy's and someone came back with the 'Tiger Moth'.

daddy

On the Kalamazoo shooter---I wonder if, as we see more and more video of executions by the ISIS guys, if those images promote a sort of question in the minds of certain individuals as to whether they would have what it takes to kill someone, and also the question of what would it feel like to do the killing and how would they feel afterward having done it---almost a sort of macabre wondering akin to the young protagonist in Stephen Crane's "Red Badge Of Courage."

My guess is that that sort of question resides in many human breasts, especially young males, and is probably a significant reason for the appeal of ISIS to young males worldwide, both franchised and disenfranchised.

I will now go out and ponder this topic with the number 1 dogs on that list, Yeller' English Labs. Cheerio!

Beasts of England

That's great!! Haven't been to Judith's in a while. I guess I need to swing by...

Threadkiller

Speaking of the Emanuels:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/21/rahm-emanuel-partners-in-wrigley-field-development-deal-donate-5-million-to-anti-trump-pac/

daddy

Bill O'Reilly and Dr Krauthammer tell me and Anonamom that we are all hosed up on our Apple iPhone opinion.

Oh well...I can handle their disapproval if you can A-mom:)

Old School.

MM, L'Chaim is the operative attitude for a doctor you can trust.

I rant, you rant, we all rant, and cancan't.

Heh, bsts, I'm on the current thread and one several back about technical fixes.

Threadkiller

Hugh Hewitt is against you as well, daddy.

His guest asked him if Apple should be forced to write software, Hugh said "absolutely!"


Here I am stuck in the middle of the sea.  Can't you level with me?

Heh, pin the harbor on the fugitive or bobbling for apples?

The Infamous Ignatz

--This Is a Big 'Effin Deal--

Shouldn't the apostrophe be after the "n"?

Gus

Maybe Apple should be forced to give all illegal aliens free I-phones. That's also a core function of government.

Miss Marple

Cruz on O'Reilly:

We set the standard that we would not attack anyone's faith. (This is sort of a sneaky way of hinting that maybe the attack was right.)

He says Trump and Rubio lie about him.

In answer to the illegal aliens, would you round them up.

Cruz: We should build the wall, enforce the law.

Now there is argument about whether he would deport. Ah-hah! Invokes the fact that he is a constitutional lawyer.

Miss Marple

Cruz lie:

Says Trump would allow people back in AS CITIZENS.

Trump (and Rubio, who also was named) NEVER said they could come back as citizens.

Sorry, Cruz supporters, but he is too fond of shading the truth.

Threadkiller

Mano-a-mano constitutional lawyer...

The Infamous Ignatz

-Trump (and Rubio, who also was named) NEVER said they could come back as citizens.--

Then who was the big beautiful door he was going to build in his wall for?

Threadkiller

http://m.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-on-the-five-the-hate-for-ted-cruz-the-love-for-marco-rubio-is-unmistakable/

Poor Levin, he hitched himself to the wrong fiancee.

:-(

Miss Marple

Ignatz,

As I understand it, the door was so they could come back legally, It did not guarantee or even mention citizenship.

Dave (in MA)

X Files just invoked global warming.

Threadkiller

http://ktla.com/2016/02/22/republican-voter-registration-tanks-in-california-as-number-of-no-party-voters-climbs/

Stephanie

Jayne Mansfield... my parents were at the Supper Club in Biloxi on a company thing with Met Life the night of or the night before she was killed.

The casino I frequent there has lots of photos of the supper club on the walls of the walkway between their two hotel towers along with some interesting commentary about Gus Stephens. The guy and his place are still revered in So Miss.

anonamom

Senator Grassley invokes the Biden rules of 1992 as to why there should NOT be a nominee for the SC in an election year until after the election.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4581819/senator-grassley-tribute-justice-scalia-supreme-court-nomination-procress

Tell 'em Chuck!

maryrose

Rubio did support a pathway to citizenship in the gang of 8 deal
Don't know about Trump
Rubio and Trump lie about Cruz all the time because he calls them out on the positions they have actually taken over the years
I believe he would not attack a person on his religion
Some may disagree
I know he would deport people and nominate conservative judges and defund Planned Parenthood
Trump would not!
Someone told OReilly to stop shilling for Trump and allow other candidates on his show
Tonight he had Rubio and Cruz and Carson
He totally insulted Ben Carson telling him he could not win
Of all candidates Carson is the best person
Rubio seems like a bit of a snowflake to me

Fox Mulder

Dave;

We'll solve it too.

Beasts of England

So Grassley reads JOM? Huzzah!!

maryrose

If Trump had not been in the race I believe that Carly Rand Paul and Christie would still be in it

Texas Liberty Gal

Maryrose - I too thought Carson was best person but just the fact that he hasn't bowed out gracefully when he has not a chance in hell of winning has me rethinking my impression of him

Stephanie

I've deactivated my twitter account and encourage others to do so as well. I can not support their fascist Vice Squad BS. They have suspended PERMANENTLY Stacy McCain, Larry Correia and several other conservatives in the last several days.

maryrose

Chuck Grassley is my favorite Senator
In a Fast and Furious hearing he actually got Eric Holder to admit that a letter he wrote back to the committee was factually incorrect
He held his feet to the fire
Also Grassley is the only one raising a stink about Huma Abedin and her 3 conflict of interest jobs and how she got paid for not working as she took care of a new baby

Threadkiller

Why should he bow out?

clarice

pagar, last I read was that DOJ asked the judge for an injunction. No other news on it I can see.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3458899/Rudy-Giuliani-says-Trump-smarter-looks-Donald-consults-former-NYC-mayor-kitchen-cabinet-advisers.html

maryrose

TLG
Carson is looking a little like a whiner ever since Trump has made personalities instead of the issues a primary focus of the Republican race
I believe Carson may drop out after Nevada.

Captain Hate

X Files just invoked global warming.

Anything on sex addiction?

Threadkiller

Carson looks like a surprised honest man caught in a liar's sausage maker.

Here is Cruz's top man, the guy he just fired for getting caught being a slimeball, justifying his tweet hit on Carson:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XstzlgD7C-c

Oh, I see. It was pragmatic on his part because he understands how elections really work.

Scumbag.

Miss Marple

There is strategy bedides your own candidacy as to when to drop out, or if you should ever do so.

Reasons:

You are aware that there is something coming which will knock out another candidate.

You have donors who want you to continue regardless, because they want your message out.

You are doing it to siphon off another candidate's vote and are helping someone else.

Carson has his reasons for staying in. We will find out eventually what they are. I do not ascribe it to his being a sore loser.

anonamom

Carson ad Kasich need to leave now.
I read somewhere along the way that Carson will suspend Wednesday---that he had a strong network in NV and didn't want to leave them high and dry by withdrawing after SC.

Cap'n Pureheart.

I suspect 2 not 1 or 3, MM.

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