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March 04, 2020

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Threadkiller

Sessions is the big loser.

henry

Big in a lawn jockey size class.

Captain Hate

Malarkey FTW!

Old Lurker

TK, will you accept a substitution of and "a" for "the"?

Sorry Porch.

Captain Hate

The Dem DC establishment is going to nominate in 2020 the guy they should have backed in 2016.

He was an idiot than too.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/04/over-1-8-million-republican-texans-voted-for-donald-trump-in-unopposed-presidential-primary/

Captain Hate

thaen

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
10m
Mini Mike, “Three months ago I entered the race for President to defeat Donald Trump, (and I failed miserably!).
=============================================
I think the President is using some artistic license there.

Narciso

Tuberville is full of grits, he complains illegals are getting benefits but he wants to give them citizenship

Captain Hate

The enthusiasm for the incumbent versus the gaggle of losers is the big story. Rick Wilson, The Expert, the Rear Admiral and Patterico hardest hit.

henry

I guess this, too, is a tax.

CNBC @CNBC
2m

Roberts signals he could side with liberals in Supreme Court abortion arguments

https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1235237591873736705

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Biden taps Beta O'Rourke to be his gun confiscation czar.
Shurrf Joe picked the one guy who is more of a dopey looking mouth breather than he is and is already a lightning rod to every gun owner in the land to electrify his opposition.

lyle

No, it’s clearly a fee, henry.

Porchlight

Did I miss something, OL?

From MM's article:

Trump received 1,871,515 total votes in the Texas Republican primary on Tuesday, with 99.5 percent of the vote reporting.

That’s more than the top four remaining Democrats combined, as currently former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg, and Elizabeth Warren have earned a total of 1.7 million votes in Texas, with 91.3 percent of the vote reporting, although the Democrat votes are still being counted.

Trump received the most votes ever for an incumbent president running in Texas.

As I said on the dead thread, my workplace is also a polling place and we saw long lines yesterday and Friday and my lib co-workers were just so excited "to see all the young people expressing their rights." But a large chunk were voting Trump.

henry

Lyle, and a dessert topping.

Porchlight

I just wish the Democrats could have rallied around a moderate who was not the pure essence of Democratic DC Establishment.

Why would you wish that, TM? Does this mean you'd like to see a Dem moderate beat Trump?

Old Lurker

Porch, I took a funny dig at Sessions changing TK's 11:00.

Sorry about Jack Welch, BTW.

Jane

A sad reminder, Daddy died a year ago today.

I still talk to him in heaven and he's laughing at the democrats.

Porchlight

Biden taps Beta O'Rourke to be his gun confiscation czar.

Wow. What a huge mistake.

Neo

Did you feel the disruption in “the Force” as thousands of “internet influencers” lost their cash flow from Mini-Mike ?

Melinda

You bet he is, Jane.

Porchlight

Thank you, OL. I appreciate that.

Thank you Jane too, for the reminder about daddy. I could feel the anniversary getting closer.

Has anyone been in touch with his family?

lyle

No, it’s a floor wax, henry.

Jane

I think the last few days were fully orchestrated by the big shmoos in the democrat party. Wonder what it cost them? They did a pretty good job with the timing.

Old Lurker

"Biden taps Beta O'Rourke to be his gun confiscation czar."

What's with Dems and Czars?

Porchlight

I had missed the protesters charging the Biden stage last night:

https://twitter.com/LoriRhea1/status/1235047438836105216

Not a good sign of things to come for the Dims.

Jim Eagle

Porch,

Will your "campus" precinct publish who got the votes and how many??

Porchlight

Maybe Bloomberg paid for it, Jane.

Porchlight

Good question, JiB. I'll look for info.

Thomas Collins

Re Biden as placeholder: That may have been the original plan for Team Hill. Have Biden stop Comrade and then, with the help of the superdelegates, have Hill win it on the second ballot. However, JoeMentum is continuing, and Biden could wrap up 50% plus one before Dems convene in Milwaukee (whether physically, or if the beer virus continues to scare everyone, remotely).

henry

Andrew Desiderio @AndrewDesiderio
40m

NEW: Ron Johnson says he’ll likely release an interim report within next 1-2 months on his cmte’s Biden probe.

He insists it has nothing to do w/ the election, but “if I were a Democrat primary voter I’d want these questions satisfactorily answered before I cast my final vote.”

matt - deplore me if you must

So the Establishment has spoken. Joe is it. How pathetic is this?

I am very curious to see how the whole election turned on a dime like this.

"Joe is senile", "Joe is out of touch", "Joe is a crook" turned into Joe is our savior. Now the Never Trumpers can jump on the Biden train, which is much more palatable than the Bernie train.

Any debate is going to be almost unfair. Trump will have a field day. If he can keep himself from going too far he could convince a lot more people who might go for Joe to change their minds.

And in the background lurk Giuliani and Durham.

Extraneus

"Biden taps Beta O'Rourke to be his gun confiscation czar."

Just in time to have to tack to the right. What an idiot.

clarice

Despite all the rumors which I consider dream casting--I do not see Hillary or Michelle or Oprah riding to the rescue.

Jane

Maybe Porch, if he was sick of doling out free money. Biden cut the deals. I certainly wouldn't rule out Donna Brazile.

clarice

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2020/03/04/mystery-happened-new-yorks-gop-primary/?bcid=80d385df6d67c752acdf4e327adb7df6&utm_campaign=nl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=hadaily

Melinda

TC-

I'm going to have to go with "Tapping myself out for medical reasons.", over SuperDelegate Games. Hillary! bravely steps up AFTER being tapped for Veep.

D

Henry:
Johnson’s report will be explosive.
Release in October for maximum damage to Joe especially if he is the nominee and early voting has already started.
MM:
California is the big prize and Bernie could surpass Joe but the main media won’t tell you that because it spoils their narrative.
Main networks still have not called California for Bernie.

Extraneus

CBS’s Garrett Hopes Bloomberg’s Millions Might at Least Have Damaged Trump

I know there’s this sense of massive futility behind the Bloomberg effort. And for him personally, it did not work out, at least not last night. But 95% of the content of Mike Bloomberg’s ads is not about anyone who’s in the Democratic field. Who’s it about? Donald Trump. What issue does it raise? His ability to lead during a crisis. Well, we’re in one right now with coronavirus. That money may not have helped Mike Bloomberg, but it does lay a predicate for an evaluation of President Trump later on and it might not have been money ill spent in the long run.

Mtw, who names their kid Major?

Old Lurker

You might be right about Joementum, TC, but don't ever forget that Epstein did not kill himself.

Narciso

Allah always fimds the dark cloud,

D

Clarice:
You are absolutely correct wrt Michelle, Hillary or Oprah.

Thomas Collins

I could see Biden tapping himself out with a little help from his Team Hill friends, Melinda!

Narciso

Jazz shaw but the same point.

henry

throwing money away.

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
1m

Sony's Cinderella Film Will Feature a man playing the Fairy Godmother. Because of course.

https://twitter.com/VickiMcKenna/status/1235244780046684160

lyle

who names their kid Major?

Parents who a major arseholes themselves.

henry

Maryrose, two or three months for RonJon to release his Biden report takes us to June. Just before the DNC convention.

RonJon is such a troublemaker. ;)

Marlene

I've been wondering if down ballot Dem candidates "got the memo" from the DNC about endorsing Biden. Sara Gideon,the strongest challenger that Susan Collins has on the Dem side,made a big deal about endorsing Biden yesterday. The other Dem challengers, Betsy Sweet and Bre Kidman,endorsed Sanders. Sweet is supported by the Justice Dems (AOC) and Kidman is the crazy mermaid lady.

D

Mass, Minnesota and Texas are so close not a big delegate difference.
That is true for many of the states that Biden won except for the South which Democrats won’t win in the general.

Narciso


Failing upeards

https://mobile.twitter.com/ThunderB/status/1235241086051930114

Melinda

There will be no Arkancide in Milwaukee for #JoeMentia.

D

TM:
I totally agree that 2016 was the year Biden should have run
He would have won the sympathy vote because of Beau.
Timing is everything and it tripped up Hillary also because Obama jumped the line in 2008.

Dave (in MA)

Biden didn't senile himself.

MissMarple2

Jane,

Oh, how I miss him! Thank you for reminding us and for your sweet words.

rich

damn it everyone got to biden double tapping himself out to make way for hillary.

henry

Why not. they are spending our money.

CNBC @CNBC
now

The IMF is launching a $50 billion coronavirus aid package. This will help countries get access to funding “immediately,” IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva says.

https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1235249246795976710

JM Hanes

Ignatz:

Who is "Chunk?" I'm trying to keep up, but so many niks, so little time!

Melinda

henry-

Ready! Set! Skim!

Narciso

Cenk uygur the turk #metoo creep behind justice democrats.

Melinda

One denial in:

https://www.usapoliticstoday.org/michelle-obama-register-run-president-denied/

henry

LOL

Joel Fischer @JFNYC1
1h

BREAKING NEWS! Mike Bloomberg buys the name "Mini Mike" for Over 600 million dollars.

Captain Hate

I usually don't do this but my wife will go under the knife 24 hours from now and any prayers offered up for her well being would be appreciated. I usually only report things like this after the fact but after KK and Mrs sbw's good outcomes following their lead makes sense. She's in good spirits going into this, in large part because of Baby Bea, and the doctors are very optimistic, but anything can happen so all support is welcome.

Narciso

Prayers for her captain

henry

CH, prayers offered.

Porchlight

henry, I left a response for you on the last thread.

Porchlight

You got it, Cap'n.

Melinda

So offered as requested.

Old Lurker

You got them, Cap'n.

lyle

https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/03/the-fisa-states-of-america/

Subhed:

Republicans and Democrats should join together to curtail the unchecked and unpunished abuse perpetrated by our own government.

Why in the world would Ds want to do this? They get sexually aroused at the mere thought of using it against their political opponents.

I hate fatuous pieces like this.

lyle

Count on it, CH.

Narciso

As pointed out in the ig report, they only target you if youre not guilty

Extraneus

Paid Mourners Weep As Bloomberg Exits Primary

Melinda

narc-

Local news of interest. (That is an OLD crime they're going after. Makes things interesting as to who paid for, and covered for that entry.)

https://twitter.com/ICEgov/status/1235249790931304449?s=19

MissMarple2

Prayers for your wife, Captain. Please tell her I still remember her patience when you swung through Indy and I visited with you guys!

Old Lurker

Henry "RonJon is such a troublemaker."

It has been many moons since I looked for any report from Congress about anything to harm any Dem in any way.

Manuel Transmission

Seee-ment ties. That’s what all the track donkeys I’ve been around for the last 46 years call concrete sleepers. What I discovered about 41 yrs ago was that if your rail cars have tiny little blemishes on the running surfaces of their wheels, that when that blemish hits the railseat of a sleeper, the OTHER railseat on the opposite end will fracture from the topside, not the bottom side of the struck end. Kind of like if you ever hit a baseball in the wrong spot on the bat and it whacks you’re hands like an electric shock.

As it turns out very few civil inguneers bothered with mechanical dynamics, so when the ties cracked, they just made them bigger and not flexible enough. Fortunately some of our schools such as UIUC in Champaign Urbana, have been very aggressive about understanding the details and are getting things pointed in the right direction.

henry

Thanks Porch. I don't trust Breitbart much, and the article seemed like a hit piece from Session's campaign manager. The context helps a bit. I still don't trust Sessions at all. Seems we get a lemon in AL either way. How normal.

rich

>>>Despite all the rumors which I consider dream casting--I do not see Hillary or Michelle or Oprah riding to the rescue.

Posted by: clarice | March 04, 2020 at 11:35 AM<<<

and miss the fun of the kremlinology unfolding?

hillary-obama

the big balls ticket.

Old Lurker

Lyle "Why in the world would Ds want to do this? They get sexually aroused at the mere thought of using it against their political opponents."

Don't assume the GOP wants it changed either.

words words words

Marlene

CH,prayers.

Extraneus

Wishing your girl a full and speedy recovery, Captain.

Btw, who names their kid Captain?

Porchlight

Primary vote counting still all over the place.

Just as an example, AP says Biden has 611K votes in Texas and 70 delegates, WaPo says he has 705K votes and 20 delegates.

AP has Bernie with 556K votes and 60 delegats, WaPo says 625K votes and 20 delegates.

AP says Warren has 1 delegate and Bloomberg has 4. WaPo says they both have 0.

WTF.

Tom R

CH

Prayers sent

Old Lurker

WashTimes "The FBI missed opportunities to stop domestic terrorists from killing Americans because field offices failed to further investigate individuals who had been labeled homegrown violent extremists, the Justice Department watchdog said in a scathing report released Wednesday. At least six terrorists who later carried out attacks killing a total of 70 people were on the FBI’s radar prior to the attacks. However, the agents quickly closed the cases, concluding the suspects were not threats to national security, according to the Justice Department inspector general."

Wray will announce new training session in 3...2...

Dave (in MA)

Thinking of you & Mrs. Hate.

Dave (in MA)
Gerry Callahan@GerryCallahan
·
This is stunning. Fewer than one in four
Massachusetts liberal women voted for the
home town girl. The Globe hasn't been this
devastated since Tsarnaev got the death
penalty
	
rich

prayers for a successful outcome captain hate.

Captain Hate

Thanks all; you're the best.

rich

Posted by: Old Lurker | March 04, 2020 at 12:25 PM

the fbicia need a well crafted bombing and shooting campaign.

Jane

Best wishes Capt. Prayers it will be just fine.

Porchlight

Meanwhile, the incumbent railroad commissioner Ryan Sitton (for whom I voted) lost to his GOP challenger, Jim Wright, by 10 points. Major upset.

RR commission is a big deal in Texas (office of oil and gas management). The incumbent was backed by the GOP TX leadership (Abbott/Patrick/Cornyn/Cruz) so this is a real surprise.

JM Hanes

Joe will not step aside for any substitute. He's wanted to be President even longer than Hillary has. If the Dems want him out, they'll have to take him out in an ambulance.

Melinda

JMH-

I think we can come up with a small wager to cover that....

D

OL:
I am appalled that going after Trump forced them to ignore potential terrorists.
FBI is a useless organization in its present form.
It needs a complete overhaul.
CH:
Prayers for Mrs. H and for you. Don’t worry, she is in good hands.
Is she at the Clinic or University? If the Clinic my niece works there.

Porchlight

Seems we get a lemon in AL either way. How normal.

Thanks henry, I know we disagree, I'd just rather have Sessions's Senate expertise. Guess we'll have to see.

Neo

Twitter is alive with the sound of .. #RiggedPrimary

https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/03/riggedprimary-bernie-and-biden-supporters-in-massive-twitter-cat-fight/

Neo

https://twitter.com/Ian56789/status/1235182517013053441

Porchlight

Girl Scout cookies are getting so expensive these days.

JM Hanes

Tom R:

"Correct Porch. That facts won't matter to the few here gloating about Trump's tweet, which IMO reflects very poorly on him and disappoints me."

You can't even even admit that you've been utterly wrong about Session's role for years without taking a potshot at the folks who were right. Sheesh.

Threadkiller

Prayers offered, CH.

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