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April 25, 2016

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Johns_Creek_Bill

Posted from the prior thread.

I detest Forrest Trump and will not vote for him because:

1. He has all the maturity of a 15 year old boy. He does not have the temperament to be the President. He is too impulsive.

2. He has no core philosophy other than what goes through his mind at a particular moment.

3. He is intellectually last. He is unable to discuss any issue beyond talking points. I am still waiting to hear the logistics of the deportation, why entitlements do not need to be reformed or how we are going to take ISIS' oil. Hell, he still does not know what the Triad is.

4. I believe in the rule of law, he does not ("I am going to open up the libel laws" was a major red flag me.

5. I believe in free markets - he does not. Instead of forbidding Ford to build in Mexico would it make more sense to figure out why Ford believes it is advantages to do that as opposed to Kia, BMW, et Al who are investing billions in building cars here?

I believe in the rule of law, free markets and free thought. Forrest Trump does not.

Forrest has been a savant at getting attention. The issue is that, if elected, he will have to govern, although, given his inability to close the deal within his current party, that is not a likely scenario.

Threadkiller

As long as he keeps the Whitehouse Xerox Multitask Workstation...

henry

When you said "busted," I thought for a second Barack came out as Bertha.

Threadkiller

#ThanksTrump

Dave (in MA)

On the 60s Batman show, Bruce Wayne had a bust of Shakespeare that could be tilted back to reveal a switch that operated the secret doors providing access to the Batpoles leading to the Batcave.

AFAIK there's no Douchecave at the White House, however.

maryrose

So the Pro Trump are never Kasich. Brilliant.

Threadkiller

I think the anti-Kasich are anti-Kasich, maryrose.

IVR

maryrose

Trump winning in Dem country ( Tuesday's primaries doesn't help us in November.

maryrose

Is Cruz still acceptable or is Never Cruz on the horizon?

NK

So now even the NYT mocks Obummer's pathetic lies. When things get really bad, yes they will get worse because of the course Obummer set, with the $20+TRILLION DEBT, Obummercare, jobs, GDP and of course Islamofacism slaughtering the innocent (HELLO SHIABOMB!), the NYT and all of the Obummer apologists will quickly turn heel and bury Obummer. Progism/Appeasement isn't the blame, Obummer was just a foolish man who couldn't get it done. WE NEED FAUXCHAHONTAS! This little NYT story calling out Obummer is just a quick test run.

Captain Hate

You're the one who voted for Cruz and then worked for Kasich; so you're not exactly the gold standard in preaching consistency.

James D

Reposting from the last thread re: JCB @ 9:55

On one point, I think you're wrong - opening up libel laws. Sullivan vs. NY Times hasn't been the law of the land all that long, and there's no reason it shuold be set in stone.

I don't think I'd have a problem with changes to the libel laws that would allow George Zimmerman to end up owning a chunk of NBC, or the victims of the UVA rape hoax to put Rolling Stone out of business.

newlurker

As a Cruz voter in the primary here, I must say I am extremely disappointed in him. As for Kasich, bah! I really, really have a problem with him--his manner, his "holier than thou" personna, etc., etc. I, too, like many here voted for Romney, McCain, Dole, etc. with never much enthusiasm--will vote for Trump with enthusiasm IF Cruz/Kasich allow it! What a mess with their joining together to stop Trump!

Jack is Back! (As An Officially Declared Islamaphobe)

From the Times story:

"Current White House officials said the Churchill bust had been replaced with one of Dr. King, but the Oval Office still has a Lincoln bust as well, perhaps leading to the confusion.

After all, one White House official noted, Mr. Obama did say the Oval Office could get a little cluttered."

Barry can leave and reduce the clutter.

Threadkiller

I think a Canadian who has not proven he is eligible is still better than Hillary. The fact that he was either too dumb or a calculating genius when it came to him not knowing he was Canadian until a third rate reporter informed him in 2014 doesn't seem to bother his loyalists so why should I be concerned?

He could keep getting more sleazy and maybe make me not vote for him, so I don't want to rule out the horizon.

I don't understand all the bellyaching over Trump. If I could overcome the birther issue that I have been so passionate about, why can't the fanatics chill out just long enough to realize that Hillary would be worse than Trump?

IVR

NK

If Cruz/Kasich results in a Mitch Daniels or James Mattis nominee (or any solid non-DC candidate), they will have done a fine service to the nation.

Captain Hate

I gotta admit that I'm very disappointed in Cruz forming an alliance with Kasich against Trump. If anything he should be blaming that goof for siphoning votes away from him.

Can we all agree that Reince Priebus should be locked in a burning building?

NK

but Trump makes Hilligula a lock... so....

buccaneer morgan

When have the media and the dems thrown a prog under the bus, nk.
That's not in their nature.

clarice

No, CH--I dream of a worse fate for Rence--locked in a sealed room with Debby and Hillary for eternity.

Captain Hate

It is not a fact that Trump makes Rodham a lock. They both have extremely high negatives and it's possible that Trump could make her look like a drunk stumbling buffoon in a debate. She might also win, for whatever reasons, but in no way is she a lock for it at all.

newlurker

Fine service to the nation, maybe, NK, but loss for winning The White House. So many "principled" people willing to lose to Hillary just to prove a point! Very sad.

Miss Marple 2

I will vote Republican if Kasich is the nominee, but ONLY because Hillary is an evil person and I do not want to see Bill Clinton shambling around the White House looking for a new crop of interns.

I intensely dislike Kasich for his staying in the race to game the system. I didn't like it when Huckabee did it to Romney, either. I also am tired of his prattling about how we have to agree with him or we won't get to heaven, and his "aw shucks" demeanor to cover a ruthless streak.

Ohio is going to have its economy turned upside down when the bill for that Medicaid expansion comes due. I wonder why it is that no one in the Kasich-backing crowd (or Cruz supporters, for that matter) aren't bothered by this.

I do not trust anyone who works out his salvation on the taxpayer's dime.

However, Hillary is so evil and corrupt he will get my vote if he is the tomato can of this election cycle.

I just don't see all of those new voters flocking to his cause though. Trump is someone they believe in. So I don't see where Kasich will get the votes to win, regardless of what the polls say about his electability.

newlurker

One thing that baffles me are the polls that say Kaisch is the only one who can beat Hillary! Who on earth are the pollsters talking to? Seems "fishy" to me.

buccaneer morgan

You will answer Weimar and spitzer, but weren't their replacements worse

NK

Narc-- to the Progs the cause Progism is the most important thing, people merely serve the cause. Any problems are the fault of flawed men, not Progism. Look at what the Soviets did to Stalin, and the ChiComs after Mao, they claim the disasters were man made not Progism made-- the HAVE to say that. Same thing will happen in Cuba and Venezuela, when they defenestrate Raul and Nicky, the Commies will con the people with stories that it was Nicky and Raul's incompetence that created the disaster not communism. And they will get away with it, at lease one more time.

buccaneer morgan

I noted in the last thread, how the polls were au viedershen in yesterday's contest.

Now koch's attitude is manifestly unhelpful.

buccaneer morgan

Cuando, cuando, nk, I see them making out like bsndits, all south of the border, with the exception of honduras, that's what castaway was for.

Buckeye

It is not a fact that Trump makes Rodham a lock. They both have extremely high negatives and it's possible that Trump could make her look like a drunk stumbling buffoon in a debate.

No doubt Trump will go after her aggressively. The old hag is pretty fast on her feet though, so if it requires Trump to be quick witted, he might stumble.

On the other hand, she could easily whip out her schlong and start stomping on it.

Only thing I am confident of is that the crap is going to get knee deep by November, and way too early to say what you will or won't do.

GUS

The Republican Party has done this to US, to themselves and to America. We are to blame as individuals as well.
We trusted them. They are weak titted, pathetic crap weasels. We voted them and trusted them. The term RINO is invalid. Those who currently rule and operate the GOP are the GOP. We've always believed that RINO's were not REAL REPUBLICANS. THEY ARE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
I don't know what else America/We were to do, we have LOST the CULTURAL WAR. I never ever ever could have imagined this country DEBATING whether MEN WITH BEARDS AND HAIRY BALLS should be ALLOWED in the LADIES ROOM. We are so screwed. Unfortunately the LIBTARDOCRAT PARTY is still worse. I also have a difficult time understanding the disdain for Cruz. This isn't about choosing a f(redacted) Prom King. Cruz CLEARLY has CONSERVATIVE values and positions.
Trump does not. I will vote for TRUMP if/when he wins the nomination. This (redacted) is serious.

Miss Marple 2

Koch's opinion isn't any more valuable than anyone else's.

He is listened to because he is a big donor. Money talks, of course.

Why is it Nazi-like to register immigrants to this country? Isn't that what we THOUGHT the Immigration and Naturalization Service was supposed to be doing all along?

buccaneer morgan

Yes I understand all that, it's still adopting a pet scorpion and expecting a different result.

Miss Marple 2


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Kasich on whether Indiana voters should vote for him or Cruz:

"They ought to vote for me"

Sending out a confused message here, if you ask me.

NK

cuando? when Fidel goes, Raul gets the Fredo Corleone treatment. The Commie 50 somethings want to grab some of the USA enviro tourism trade swag so they can retire to Jane's Island.. or Bolivia. Caracas? The disaster/chaos is spreading fast, the colonels have the long knives out... there is not much to loot right now, so it's a long-term oil/gas play. It will be a way back machine to military dictatorship 1950s crony capitalism in Caracas. The cronies will still rule like in Crony Chavism, but cronies will get paid again and the people will be more comfortable.

Buckeye

I never ever ever could have imagined this country DEBATING whether MEN WITH BEARDS AND HAIRY BALLS should be ALLOWED in the LADIES ROOM. We are so screwed.

GUS, I love you brother....I never have to look for a hidden meaning in your posts;)

Miss Marple 2

HowardKurtz ‏@HowardKurtz 6m6 minutes ago

Kasich redefines deal with Cruz: He wants people to vote for him in Indiana, he's just not campaigning there, because limited resources
3 retweets 1 like


This is NOT what we were led to believe by the Cruz press release I posted on the prior thread.

Buckeye

Why is it Nazi-like to register immigrants to this country? Isn't that what we THOUGHT the Immigration and Naturalization Service was supposed to be doing all along?

Not to mention making sure the immigrants aren't sick. We were smart enough to do that a hundred years ago.

Now we get to look forward to outbreaks of TB.

GUS

It's Nazi-like, because the LIBTARDIANS.......WANT THEM HERE....PERIOD.
They want power and want voters. They will LIE, CHEAT, STEAL and allow America to become a (redacted) HOLE, 3rd World country to achieve their goals. Obama's specific reasons for wanting more dysfunction, is simple.
OBAMA IS MENTALLY ILL.

maryrose

I am delighted Cruz and Kasich are joining forces.
Let the people decide.
If Trump wins so be it.

buccaneer morgan

Mailman's son is just top parcels short of a full load.

Yes mayor bane, who I think I should rename dagett, is in a spot of trouble, but until there's another scorpion waiting in the wings, perhaps bhaara himself?

Buckeye

This is NOT what we were led to believe by the Cruz press release I posted on the prior thread.

Maybe Trump is on to something with that "Lyin' Ted" stuff.

I voted for Cruz in the primary, but I still think the guy is a bit creepy and not as straight up as he likes to suggest.

maryrose

Obama also stumbled to the nomination with Hillary beating him decisively In the late contests.

buccaneer morgan

The generals are part of the skim, and Raul put them in charge, the far will be the siloviki or the pls directors.

NK

Preet for Mayor? Interesting concept. Personally I thought Cuomo would primary Bane and Preet would run for Guv. Pray God, Bane is a one term creature.

maryrose

Cruz should pull out all the stops just like Trump and make this a horse race.Trump is just upset he didn't think of a strategy like this himself.

maryrose

Bane is toast according to the New York Post.

NK

I could see a Cuban general saying to himself, I can see Fidel getting the lion's share of the skim, ... but Raul? I think he's out, as in made out and the hard case commies take all of the spoils. Why pay a Raul tax?

GUS

Howard Kurtz is a goof.

NK

Bane will not be toast until the UFT and SEIU burn him; Bane as Bane is nothing; he is merely their designated surrogate.

Miss Marple 2

maryrose,

Here's a unique cocept: let the voters decide.

Appalled

Do not underestimate Trump on his current tactics. Like a lot of his stuff, they are as effective as a kick in the redacted, and just as corrosive:

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trumps-system-is-rigged-argument-is-working/

maryrose

New Lurker
So Trump has convinced you since you voted in your primary.
How?

maryrose

In about three previous posts I have said Let the people decide.

Janet

from the NYT link - "“I see it every day, including on weekends, when I’m going into that office to watch a basketball game,” he said. “The primary image I see is a bust of Winston Churchill. It’s there voluntarily, because I can do anything on the second floor. I love Winston Churchill.”"

We will probably be hearing about the New York flyover too...gotta clear up some of the lies before the next administration takes over.

Janet

Smartest President EVER...basketball games, Game of Thrones, interviews with Fruit Loop girl, skeet shooting (hah!), dancing on TV,....

What a genius.

glasater

I heard in passing on a Fox show that Cruz and Kasich are running out of campaign cash.

GUS

"I love Winston Cigarettes" fify

Miss Marple 2

glasater,

That is true. I saw it in an article this morning. They aren't out of cash, but donations have dropped quite a bit, way beyond what they were getting before.

I don't see how this deal/no deal thing helps either one of them and all it does is confirm that people are plotting against Trump, which feeds into Trump's "game is rigged" line.

Miss Marple 2

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/04/25/stop-trump_leader_if_you_dont_like_ted_cruz_thats_ok_youre_not_going_to_give_this_to_him_by_voting_for_him.html

This is all about getting a contested convention - not about getting Cruz the nomination.

I said it before and I will repeat it, they will not nominate Cruz if Trump doesn't reach 1237.

Cruz thinks he can game this and win it, but I don't think he can get the numbers of votes he needs to win on a second ballot.

henry

Flash from our Chitown Friend: court reinstates Brady suspension.

The world is returning to normal air pressure arguments.

Miss Marple 2

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/first-read-why-kasich-cruz-alliance-could-backfire-n561596

Three reasons listed.

The fourth reason, of course, is that Kasich just said that Indiana supporters should vote for him.

I am amazed at this entire thing. Trump should point out that these two can't even negotiate a deal. LOL!

Old Lurker

USA Today: "A U.S. government employee, who was editor of an LGBT magazine in Bangladesh, was hacked to death by assailants in the capital Dhaka, according to media reports. A group of assailants Monday stormed the home of Xulhaz Mannan, a staffer for the U.S. Agency for International Development, killing him and a friend, police told The Daily Star. (Snip) The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Siddiquee’s killing, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, based in Washington, D.C. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, accused him in a statement of "calling to atheism," the BBC reported."

NK

MM@11:38 with something I can agree with... at last. Cruz is no lock either if he blocks Le Donald. In fact, I think Kasich would have a better shot because GOPe see him as more electable and as payback to Cruz. GOPe's problem is that Repub voters don't like Kasich; no problem, the donors will sort it out at the convention, and will nominate someone more electable than Cruz and far less conservative, Cruz gets Atty Gen and Le Donald gets?? what? Gitmo? he can do a great resort there.

NK

OL-- that Bangladesh story is a precursor to my mCCarren pool Tranny murder prediction.

Miss Marple 2

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/277480-trump-to-hire-another-veteran-political-operative-to-win

I guess that blacklist isn't working.

Truthbetold

MM

I said it before and I will repeat it, you do not have a clue what is really going on in this election cycle.

Thomas Collins

If the Fox chatter (noted by glasater at 11:29 AM) is correct, this is a shotgun marriage between Cruz and Kasich to pool resources. At this point, however, a far more effective approach would be for Cruz and Kasich to run as a team. Of course, that's easy for me to say, but Cruz and Kasich sorting out who will be top banana and who will be underneath would be tough.

GUS

LGBT Magazine in Bangladesh.

Where can I get a copy???

glasater

Great news..

Clinton's Cough Attack Returns

kim's prognosis on the hill may amount to something :-)

Old Lurker

NK, I posted that as a reminder what results when an entire people forgets the difference between good and evil. In that one paragraph, that lesson can be seen from about three different angles.

Truthbetold

Ex-congressmen send letters asking for leniency for Hastert

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tom-delay-sends-support-letter-hastert-sentencing-223455439.html

NK

at least three angles. The Obamaniacs though? like the Bourbons, they will learn nothing, and worse, forget nothing.

Old Lurker

Said magazine, Gus, edited by a 1)US Government Employee who 2)is paid by US Taxpayers to encourage International Development.

OK then.

Thomas Collins

The hell with the Final Five, Red China taking over the South China Sea, Kim Jong-un's big ones, Puerto Rican insolvency, Zika virus, Vlad Putin's continuing expansionism, and all the rest. Our Chitown observer has clued us in to something really important.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/15353950/tom-brady-new-england-patriots-four-game-suspension-deflategate-reinstated-appeals-court

Porchlight

Is Cruz still acceptable or is Never Cruz on the horizon?

How many times do people have to say IVR or #NeverHillary for you to believe it?

Old Lurker

NK, at least we got a good beverage named after the Bourbons...more than you can expect from Obamamaniacs or any other noun having the letters "obama" within it.

jimmyk

Clinton's Cough Attack Returns

She drank a glass of water! Rubio must be envious.

buccaneer morgan

Volodya isn't even a good fan of any of these shows, he wishesvhe could be a lannister though.

buccaneer morgan

Sorry zaphod, Goodell deserves the treatment of the Spanish member of spectre.

GUS

LGBT Magazines in Bangladesh is a core FEDERAL GOVT function.

We are (redacted begins with an F)

clarice

Yes, GUS, we are.Maybe they figure if we can only get the support of the Pakistani LGBT community we'll be nailing it.

NK

Brady suspended again? THE REPUBLIC IS SAVED!!

NK

From PPP about Ct: "In Connecticut Clinton has a narrow edge at 48/46, thanks in large part to a 63/24 advantage among African Americans."

Dollars to donuts that is from Guv Employees and SEIU hospital union members. Ct is lousy with both.

Truthbetold

Clarice

Why did Ex CIA director and Richard perle pal Porter Goss write a letter in support of child molester Dennis Hastert?

DebinNC

Today's movie suggestions: 1) "The Searchers" on TCM at 1 p.m. today. Well worth having in the bin as it never grows old, no matter how many times I've seen it. 2) "Trouble With the Curve" ~6:15 p.m. on HBO, which is free today in my area. Very heart-warming with Clint Eastwood at his crusty curmudgeon best and the adorable Amy Adams as his daughter.

Porchlight

Wow, Hillary only two points up in CT.

Porchlight

I am not even touching this Brady news. ;)

Captain Hate

Gus is correct; we are the RINOs. I don't know how many times the GOP has to [Redacted] on us for us to get the message.

Porchlight

Thanks, DebinNC. The Searchers is so great.

pagar a bacon, country ham and sausage supporter

Once again: http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/04/25/john-kasich-quit-donald-trump-will-reach-1237-first-ballot/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

If someone posted it here, I haven't seen it.

Buckeye

Said magazine, Gus, edited by a 1)US Government Employee who 2)is paid by US Taxpayers to encourage International Development.

OK then.

Gay bars, massage parlors, "art" museums. These are all important economic activities folks!

Miss Marple 2

Old Lurker,

I am interested in why we have gay activists under pay to US government in countries where this is a capital offense.

1. Did this guy pass a security clearance?
2. Was his magazine published with the approval of the State Department?
3. What in the heck is going on?

NK

Searchers is a superb film. John Ford at the height of his powers and using Wayne to great effect after finding out he could actually act. Probably too much comic relief, but for a 1950s film so intense, it's understandable. Never gets old. The closing scene music/image is one of the great cinematographic metaphors of all time and utterly American.

Buckeye

3. What in the heck is going on?

You will be told what you need to know.

Now move along, nothing to see here.

Thomas Collins

Standard labor law decision focusing on deference to the arbitration process. Just as Judge Berman's decision in no way "vindicated" Brady, the Appeals Court's decision in no way "convicts" Brady. The linked article contains a link to the decision.

http://www.businessinsider.com/tom-bradys-deflategate-suspension-reinstated-2016-4

Porchlight

Great capsule review, NK. It is indeed intense - not a "lovable roguish Wayne" film.

Texas Liberty Gal

Cruz aligning himself with Kasich had greatly disappointed me. I don't understand it at all. Thought he was smarter then that.

DebinNC

"Deflategate" news

maryrose

TC
Agree with what you have stated.
If the collaboration stops Trump from a win of the first ballot mission accomplished.
If Cruz doesn't get it Trump won't either.

NK

Deflategate-- that's a case you wish Brady and Goodell could both lose.

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