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1  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: Today at 11:20:22 AM
Doug writes,

"This is not a guy the ordinary voter can relate to"

Maybe.   But the latest poll shows he increased his favorability rating from 20 to 59%.   Poll error or bias?   I don't know.   He was on MSLSD this Am.   Frankly I thought he was spectacular.   He blew all the libs away with his answers which were spot on and even Joe Scarboro was giving him high marks.    After he wiped Eugene Robinson's smirk off his face with an unexpected and terrific answer to his question (about the Kentucky clerk news item) he later charmed Robinson so much that Eugene could not stop laughing and having a great time.

Clearly Trump is a VERY quick study and getting better by the month.

The Spanish vote is not one block.

He said he "will win the" Spanish vote.   I would not count him out on this.   So far he is doing great.  I don't see how caving in to radical Latino demands is going to help us with the Spanish vote.   They keep coming and coming and turning around and demanding more and more. 

That said immigration is not the only issue important to me.   I think he can be strong on the debt, taxes, health care, and foreign policy despite he doesn't know the names of some Arab leaders in the Middle East.
Surely that was a "gotcha" question.  Even the left leaning David Gergen had to admit it was.

I don't see how Trump didn't handle the question well IMO.

Doug, your strong reservations and even dislike and distrust of Trump are understandable.  

He is either for real, or the world's second greatest con artist.  The claim to the 'world's greatest con artist' will always belong to slick Willie.  




2  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Republicans on: September 03, 2015, 04:59:48 PM
*Well someone or some people are changing these lap dogs* shortly after they get to Washington and turning them into keeping the status quo.

I agree with pp.  Usually the answer can be found by following the money.

When we have politicians and their families in and out of lobbying, lawyer jobs, advisors, board of directors in a revolving door fashion peddling their influence in and out of office we've got a big problem.   Really not much different than any other corrupt country IMO. 

I hate to say McCain is right.   Too much money in politics.
 
I am not so sure we are better off having unlimited donations being deemed "free speech".

I just don't know enough to say.


3  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Wesbury is a comedian on: September 03, 2015, 04:33:05 PM
"The ISM non-manufacturing index declined to 59.0 in August from 60.3, coming in above the consensus expected 58.2. (Levels above 50 signal expansion; levels below 50 signal contraction.)
The major measures of activity *were all lower* in August, *but* most remain well above 50, signaling expansion.

Implications: This morning’s ISM services report for August could be reported as a slowdown from July, or, it could be reported as the second highest reading for the index going back to 2005. These indices are hard to read because we believe sentiment plays a role in the answers to survey questions, but it is clear that the services sector, which is much larger than the manufacturing sector, continues to show strength.

Great more McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, and Chiplotes.

Got to love the mumbo jumbo from this guy.
4  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: September 02, 2015, 10:31:44 AM
"Illegal Immigration leads to No Borders, which will ultimately lead to consolidation of Countries into "continental" entities. Think the EEU.  (And as we now see, the backlash to the EEU and immigration is leading to major issues."

Well the goal of the liberals and Obama isn't continental entities but *one* world government.  I realized this listening to the Columbia Professor give his speech at a graduation event I think in 2007.   

One must keep this in mind as we see the gradual giving away our sovereignty to the world by Bamster.  Opening up the borders and simply not enforcing the law just accelerates this of course as we all know.

Reading some stories in Scientific American celebrating the 50th anniversary of his publication of his general theory of relativity I learned that Eintsein was for a single world governing body.  cry  Other than that I am mostly a fan of his.

The minorities cannot see the forest for the trees I guess.  Sell out the country for some temporary chump change. 
5  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Corruption, Skullduggery, and Treason on: September 02, 2015, 10:02:26 AM
It is so frustrating to see the Iran deal go through and the Republicans handed Obama this too.
How outrageous!

Like Trump said everyone knows Schumer and Schulz would never have voted no if they didn't know it would go through.

Like he said "wink wink nod nod".

The joke is on Israel and us.

6  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: September 02, 2015, 09:45:20 AM
"That drops to 17 - 79% for non-whites"

Unfortunately that is the number for all Republicans not just Trump.

I have come to the conclusion for Asians who vote predominately Democratic it is ALL about race for them. 

For other minorities that is a huge factor but I suspect government benefits are the biggest factor.

Bush thinks "love" is going to change this.  Perhaps he has concluded it is too late to stand up to the Democrat Party focus on identity politics and vote buying.

He may be right.  I agree with Levin that we have to take a stand.  And probably a 'last' stand.

I dunno.   Doug what do you think? 
7  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: September 01, 2015, 12:40:43 PM
"Go Trump"

I have to admit here I wish he would stop with the name calling.   I don't disagree with him in point but his name calling of Huma and Weiner is distracting from himself in my opinion.

If only he had Carson's temperament and Carson has his oratory skills;  that would = one big winner.
8  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / The cover up is a sight to behold on: September 01, 2015, 12:20:22 PM
Corruption on clear display for the world to see with most in the media as accomplices.  Rush is probably right.   The Clintons will slither like snakes out of this too.  Why because the media lets them.

Fix is in.  Notice we see mucho references to Jewish cuisine on yahoo news recently.   Brock likes poppy seed bagels with cream cheese but not so much lox.

Now Hillary is excited about gefilte fish.   Must of us are not that stupid but their choir will eat this up.  I can just here the liberal Jewish retirees in Florida adoring this crap:


https://www.yahoo.com/politics/that-time-hillary-clinton-emailed-about-gefilte-128113780461.html
9  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: September 01, 2015, 09:00:35 AM
Walker was on Levin's radio show last week.  Levin asked him questions and he started rambling in a rather disorganized fashion and frankly and not exaggeratingly after a few minutes of listening to him I literally fell asleep.

Thank God the car was parked and I wasn't driving down the highway.  I would have died or hurt someone else.

He has zero charisma, zero oratory skills, and without a doubt zero chance of going anywhere.

He would make a great hypnotist.
10  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / WaPo on Huma Abedin on: August 31, 2015, 11:22:14 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-huma-abedin-operated-at-the-center-of-the-clinton-universe/2015/08/27/cd099eee-4b32-11e5-902f-39e9219e574b_story.html
11  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: August 31, 2015, 11:21:05 AM
Aren't they [Iran] working on long range delivery systems?

missles
12  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / CD I think this is what you are referring to on: August 31, 2015, 11:19:20 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-huma-abedin-operated-at-the-center-of-the-clinton-universe/2015/08/27/cd099eee-4b32-11e5-902f-39e9219e574b_story.html
13  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the left on: August 31, 2015, 11:04:46 AM
"Same goes for Chuck Schumer"  "and they know their support for Obama's hoax isn't needed to pass it"

It might have been different if the idiotic Republicans didn't allow this to go to a "super majority" vote.

I guess the cowards were too afraid they might be branded of the party against peace or the liberal "war monger" phrase. 
I disagree with many on the right who claim that Obama's argument that it is either this deal or war.   I think it is more accurately war vs a nuclear Iran.

No "deal" will stop them.  And the military and Obamster have decided to allow them to have nucs.  The whole deal thing is just con game of the American Public anyway.

 
14  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: August 31, 2015, 08:32:04 AM
"And I find it impossible to believe he would rely on sanctions or diplomacy. Rather, he would wait to strike until Iran had committed to arming a delivery system, leaving itself wide open to attack — a nerve-racking solution, but one with the best chance of success."

I don't follow this reasoning.  How in the world is it that waiting for Iran to commit to arming a delivery system increases the chance for success? (of a military strike)

 
15  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Iran on: August 31, 2015, 08:29:43 AM
"Wait a second… did hell just freeze over? An area where we actually AGREE with DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz? (Even if her move was purely to protect her own political future with her largely Jewish constituency in South Florida.)"

Obviously Schultz does what is good for the Party and herself so 2 explanations come to mind one being that it is to protect her own political future (though I still don't believe most Jews will abandon the party no matter what) and the other making for Hillary who may come out as more of a hawk on the issue.  It is all about protecting the felon now and the Party.  Less so much Brock.
16  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Elites: George Will on: August 28, 2015, 12:37:12 PM
From CD's post,

"One is the deepening estrangement between the elites and the non-elites in America"
Speaking of elites who are out of touch:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-havoc-that-donald-trump-wreaks--on-his-own-party/2015/08/26/7418c2c8-4b4c-11e5-84df-923b3ef1a64b_story.html

Seeing him on cable seems to me he has just as much snarl as he claims Trump has.  Not unlike the smirks the Democrat liberals have on their faces whenever challenged.

And I don't believe the numbers he throws around in his articles.  Does anyone for one second believe the number of illegals in this country is the same or lower than it was years ago?

Who is kidding who?
17  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Except for the end he lived his life as a Democrat on: August 28, 2015, 09:53:02 AM
He is the picture perfect Democrat.  The model for their electorate:  a victim.

Of course

http://news.yahoo.com/businesses-reopening-scene-deadly-air-shootings-084354055.html#
18  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: August 28, 2015, 09:46:43 AM
Hints about his tax policy.  Lower taxes on middle class, simplify the code and raise it on the wealthy.   I am not for the latter part of this unless he means, and I think he does, raise their rates by reducing deductions.   Especially deductions the rest of us do not have.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/28/donald-trump-im-king-tax-code/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS#!

Like I have posted on the board before neither party represents me - the Democrats or Republicans.  Trump comes the closest.  He is by reason of exclusion the top choice at this time for me.   With regards to leadership, salesmanship, showmanship, and strength, a giant among kids.  Sorry, but it is obvious.  That said his ego and mania is of major concern and frightening in many ways.

Also I wish Jindal would get more traction.   He represents America the beautiful.

I agree with PP about Bush.  The Bushes while wonderful people, seemingly honest, and great Americans have done quite a bit to hurt conservatism.   The father was never a conservative:   "voodoo economics".

And I am 58 and remember the 70's all too well.   I am sorry Carter has cancer but he was the worst President since Warren G Harding.

However that title now belongs to yours truly Barack Obama.

Carter can now think, "thank God for Obama".  I am off the bottom of the list.
19  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Immigration issues on: August 27, 2015, 02:18:45 PM
"He has clearly tapped into a reserve of public resentment for inside-the-Beltway politics. How far this resentment will carry him is anyone’s guess, but the Republican establishment is worried. His latest proposal to end birthright citizenship has set off alarm bells in the Republican party. The leadership worries that Trump will derail the party’s plans to appeal to the Latino vote"

I keep hearing on MSLSD and the Feminist controlled CNN that 70% of Latins are against Trump.

So what.   70% are against any Republican.   And who is the establishment catering to?  Illegals and new immigrants who overstay their Visas.  They should be catering to those who come here legally as well as US citizens. 

And the darn CANS still can't get it that it is not about Latinos.  It is about anyone from anywhere that comes here illegally.

Does anyone think the Puerto Ricans are thrilled to have Mexicans flooding here by the millions having babies at our expense and then turning around and demanding benefits and the same rights they have? 

I will not vote for a pro amnesty candidate.  I will sit the next election out.

I am not saying Trump is my ideal choice but he is the only standing up to this leftist intimidation.   The rest of the bunch are cowards and are signing their own demise.
 
Thank you.  I feel better now.
20  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: August 26, 2015, 09:31:02 AM
ppulatie,

Thanks for that excellent post.  Agree 100% and that is one big reason I could never vote for Bush, Kasich, or Graham.

They have surrendered to the identity politics of the Democrat party at the expense of the rest of the country.

Trump is the only one standing up to this and that is why he is, so far, popular among us.

The intent of the 14th amendment is obviously not to allow us to be walked all over by people flooding into our country illegally.

And yes, they are "anchor babies".   The OB floors in our hospitals are revolving doors of illegals having babies.  It is absurd and nothing less.

I have one niece from England.  Another from S. Africa.  They had to go through a lot to become citizens.

 
21  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Immigration issues on: August 25, 2015, 02:27:09 PM
Doug,

Good post; logical and obviously consistent with the intent of the 14th amendment.
The Repub candidates should memorize many of the lines and thought process in this piece and make them the party's mantra.

Just like the Dems try to do but with their illogical deceptive propaganda.
22  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness on: August 24, 2015, 08:19:08 AM
"Wait until tomorrow"

Today it will be we need "Hillary" to save us.

Bad news too;  he returned from vacation so he can screw us even more.
23  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: August 20, 2015, 10:04:15 AM
Mika and Joe on MSLSD this AM when reviewing her famous "wipe the drive with a cloth" interview claimed she has no good options on what to say.

I disagree.  She should say,

"I am withdrawing from running for elected office and my public life is over while I confront my legal issues as private citizen.  I don't think it is fair to the people of the United States to have to experience the burden of this legal issue going forward.  It is not fair to my party the country women who look up to me."

"It was an honor to serve in a the public sector for so many years."

That is what she should say and is her only option. 

Unless of course Obama agrees to the fix.
24  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: August 20, 2015, 09:59:57 AM
"Screw the talking heads. The actual victims of the criminal invasion are much more compelling."

 I agree as do many others who support Trump because he is saying what needs to be said and the rest of the pack are too cowardice to say.

They are "anchor babies" they come here illegally abusing our laws have babies at our expense and then turn around and demand resources and benefits and call us racist or xenophobes (the new left name - aka 'homophobes') and the rest.

They undermine all those who come here legally including Puerto Ricans who are Americans.

What about them?  They are Latinos.  What rights do they have in all this.?
25  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Iran on: August 19, 2015, 04:19:49 PM
New report the UN will allow Iran to inspect themselves at least at one site.

The whole "deal" is a total sham.

It is a facade trying to hide the reality that military option is really off not on the table and a saving face attempt rather than admit Iran will get nuclear weapons. 

The worst part is Obama's efforts to isolate Israel.

26  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Russia on: August 19, 2015, 04:14:44 PM
Book recomendation:

'Once Upon a Time in Russia'

On best seller list.  First hand accounts of the turmoil in former Soviet Union after 1989.

Written like a fiction novel but as far as accounts can be trusted is non fiction.

At the end of the 1990's decade seven men controlled an estimated 7% of the Russian GDP.

The so called "oligarchs".   Some helped Putin get to be PM after Yeltsin resigned in 2000.  Putin changed the game.   They were no longer in charge.   He was.
27  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: August 19, 2015, 10:15:01 AM
We all know the wave of people swarming over the boarder and overstaying their visas will turn into a tsunami of even greater heights now.

There has to be *at least* a half a million illegals in NJ alone.  I am not talking just the obvious people from South of the Border.  I am talking from all over the world.

28  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: August 19, 2015, 10:12:13 AM
Check the Huff Post.  The rationalizations and denial and corruption of Dem party on display for all to see.

Still "right wing conspiracy" allegations abound.

They have all their eggs money sweat blood and corrupt machine invested in her alone.

It is certainly enjoyable to see her squirm (with a cloth or something) but it will take a lot more to knock her unconscious.

Her handlers have surrounded her and propping her up.

Even the Feminist CNN though replayed the snarky wiping response this morning.  If the lib gals at CNN even do this then there really is a crack in the machine.

 grin grin cheesy cheesy cheesy
29  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Tax Policy on: August 18, 2015, 12:27:00 PM
Let's see.  Maximum deductions up almost 40 times since 1930's:

http://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/cbb.html
30  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Gutfield on: August 17, 2015, 09:28:09 AM
My take:

A lot of 'Bushees' work for Fox.  They must all be pissed their guy is not doing well so far.   Gutfield must think he has an in with his pal Perrino:

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/08/17/gutfeld-like-the-left-trump-is-using-emotional-stances/

A long way to go.

Far more likely than not Donald will eventually shoot himself in the foot.  Personally I hope not.

And yes.  I would rather Donald negotiate with Putin the Jeb at this time.  And if Donald can sustain this I would even feel more that way.
31  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: August 15, 2015, 06:15:28 PM
Well Obama has been saying to one half the country GFY for over 6.5 yrs.  (I had to look that one up)
32  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: August 15, 2015, 06:13:25 PM
Bill and Brock playing golf.  Next up.  Case against the obvious felons will become a dead end.
33  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: August 14, 2015, 11:46:55 AM
"Meanwhile, we are all once again distracted by the latest shiny object.  The problem with America isn't that Barack Obama is a hypocritical narcissist or that Bill and Hillary are dishonest and corrupt.  The problem is the massive advance of statism over our founding principles of individual freedom and responsibility.

We need to take down and cleanse out lying and corrupt politicians from time to time in either party, but our focus needs to stay on defeating the expansion of government and promoting the elevation of the people.  i.e. 'the right to rise' as one candidate calls it."

Well said.  But taking down Obama and the Clintons, the fronts for the massive socialist movement is a first step.

Taking down their myths is part of the second step.

I don't know who can step up and be the "front" for this new birth of freedom at this time.



 
34  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / At one minute to midnight we get this mea culpa on: August 14, 2015, 10:30:02 AM
What an admission of weakness!   angry cry

"There is no better option to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon. Military action would be less effective than the deal, assuming it is fully implemented. If the Iranians cheat, our advanced technology, intelligence and the inspections will reveal it, and U.S. military options remain on the table. And if the deal is rejected by America, the Iranians could have a nuclear weapon within a year. The choice is that stark."

Well yeah it is stark.  We've said on this board the only way to stop them is military.  "assuming it is fully implemented".  We know it will not be.   We know this will not stop them.  If they are only a year away this deal will certainly not stop them from finishing what they spent decades working towards now at the last second.

For God's sake stop yanking our F'in chains.  Ain't it obvious the military and Obama have decided to let them get a weapon and try containment?

This deal is a last second desperate waste of time.

Will Israel alone be able to do it?  Probably not.

We all lose with a nuclear Iran.
35  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Enjoying the headlines and seeing Dems squirm on: August 14, 2015, 10:20:57 AM
Sad the server was not seized immediately as it should have been.   I would think any reasonable law enforcement people would have known to do this.   Do not understand why not done.

If Drudge report is correct that the server was wiped clean by professionals than her lawyers who allowed this, the IT people who did this and her staff and she should be up for obstruction of justice.

We would need a Republican in the House to pursue this and not let her get away with it.

Jeb will pardon her as would Kasich and the other wimps IMHO.

36  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: August 12, 2015, 03:08:15 PM
"From a Democratic standpoint, a moderate-conservative Republican ticket representing the two largest swing states would be cause for concern. In fact, Bush-Kasich would be scary, and Kasich-Rubio even more so."

Bush Kasich is most scary to me forget about the Democrats.  These two are Democrat-lites.

WSJ forgets that Bush senior went from an approval rating of over 90% from the Iraq Kuwait invasion to less than 50% by 1991.

Bush jr.  went from 90% to 26%.

But no matter.  He is their guy.

Kasich is a liberal with a Republican label.

Rubio I am still not sure.

I don't see why Cruz is mentioned as a plausible but Fiorina, Jindal, and others are not.

The WSJ may as well be the Huffington post as far as I am concerned.

37  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: August 12, 2015, 02:59:08 PM
"It bugs me that shows like Rush and Hannity (along with everyone else) are giving him more than even a frontrunner's share of coverage, and mostly without real scrutiny."

Also Michael Savage and to lesser extent Mark Levin.

That is because he is the only one saying the things that need to be said.

Yes he has a temperament problem and name calling is not going to help but he IS a good orator.   None of the others hold his candle in this regard IMO.   And that includes Rubio.

And he is right about some things like no other - immigration probably would have not even been mentioned in the debate without him.

38  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: August 12, 2015, 12:34:52 PM
I am trying not to get my expectations up just to have them dashed, again, by the sleezy Clinton mafia and media but the Drudge headlines today are so pleasing.   A 25 year wait.

Hopefully they will get these grifters finally.

39  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Iran on: August 11, 2015, 05:08:54 PM
I am not sure how a normal person could not read this and wonder what kind of organic brain disorder this woman suffers from but I post because this is one of the crazy liberals we are dealing with:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-beyer/baseless-hatred---the-sum_b_7972338.html
40  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Environmental issues on: August 10, 2015, 08:55:35 AM
Colorado governor should put his boot on the neck of the White House to fix the mess their EPA made in that river over there.   

 tongue
41  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: August 10, 2015, 08:53:11 AM
Hi Doug,

Overall I LIKE Rubio Too.  He does have charisma.  He could be a good front man for the Right like Obama is for the Left. 
I am not sure how good he is with policy or political strategy.  We know all of Obama's strategy and policy has been set by people behind the scenes and been planned over decades.
 
Fiorina so far is very good.   Not sure her staying power.  But she clearly prepares well and can articulate well.

One thing I am very unhappy with was the debate format, the circus atmosphere, the fact that the commentators with of course the narcissistic Kelly making themselves part of the story.  This is NOT about them.

The debate was too much of a show akin to the competition show- biz programs like 'America's got talent', 'the Voice' and entertainment shows like those.

I feel this debases the political process and participants even more.   I am not against tough questions.  I do agree that these candidates need to be prepared to have all their negatives placed front and center .  If Fox doesn't do it we know the lefty media, Hollywood, and the DNC sure will.

The candidates need to be totally prepared for this.

But getting back to the debate - no problem with tough questions but a big problem with the debate for all the other reasons listed.

That said I doubt Fox network will care.  To them it is all about the show.  More reason for Americans to be cynical.

42  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Iran on: August 08, 2015, 08:11:55 AM
"“Obama tells US Jews: Rockets will fall on Tel Aviv"

Instead nuclear warheads will drop on Tel Aviv some day.

Thanks BROCK.
43  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Iran on: August 07, 2015, 03:08:56 PM
I admit I am shocked that Schumer will oppose Brock.   Where does the Hill stand on this issue of the deal?

If and only if enough  Dems oppose the deal to get to the magic number of 67 to override a bamster veto will I really say I was wrong about Schumer.  If they don't than his nay means nothing to me and was just a show time vote knowing full well Obama would win in the end.
44  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: August 07, 2015, 03:06:18 PM
Trump was clearly set up with a hatchet job but he should have been better prepared.  It is no secret Ailles doesn't like him.  That first question was obviously designed for him and was a gift to the RNC perhaps for letting Fox have the debate.

I didn't think the participants had enough time to answer.   

Plus I thought the debate was presented too much in a circus format at least in the beginning and with ridiculous commercial honky-tonk fanfare.

I also question the wisdom of having an audience cheering or jeering for their favorite or least favorite candidates.

Plus Kelly's comments about them being nervous and glad its over and stuff like that should be left out.

My opinion (we all have one don't we):

Kasich and Bush were the Rinos we expected.   Rubio was good.   Carson was very good.

Christy was decent.   Paul is just not a likable person to me.  He is like the doctor who matter of factly tells you you have glaucoma with absolutely no compassion, warmth or sympathy. 

Huckabee was ok.
45  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness on: August 07, 2015, 08:58:00 AM
"My mom's views move around a bit but overall she is on the right side of things."

Could it have been your grandmother I was thinking of?  I recall you posting in the past someone in your family who was a Democrat in NY.

Not important.

My mother too I think would have been intrigued by Trump's ideas though I am not sure about his personality.

46  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness on: August 06, 2015, 03:30:38 PM
"My mom, who is intrigued with Trump, tells me his solution was to bomb their oil fields."

Crafty, I thought you mom is a liberal Democrat?   She likes Trump?    shocked cool

Bombing their oil industry IS an interesting new thought.

Or we can just vote for Jeb and continue to speak about sanctions, verification, statesmanship and the rest, and I must add the all important "the military option is not off the table" all the while Iran proceeds with their military nuclear program.

BTW I still think Schumer will not cross the party line, ie: Bamster.  He has never done so if my memory serves me correctly.
47  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: August 06, 2015, 03:25:00 PM
Well I agree with Levin.  What is the probe?  Isn't it obvious there is enough to indict her?

This I will predict on.  The FBI probe will find multiple deficiencies and problems but I predict nothing more.

Hillary will be absolved of any wrongdoing.  Except maybe a mistake or two in trusting others who of course will be the ones who made mistakes.

When will we learn how this works?

48  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: August 06, 2015, 03:21:19 PM
"Any predictions?"

Yes Bobby Jindal will excite at 5 PM before the debate.   grin
49  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness on: August 06, 2015, 02:28:09 PM
Well I heard Levin yesterday bash Obama's straw man argument that the choice is either this deal or war.   I agree with his premise that this is flawed but not for the reason he suggests.   It is flawed because there is simply no other way to stop Iran from getting nukes other than military action.  If it is obvious to me than it is obvious to the military and it is obvious they have concluded the strategy of containment has the best risk benefit analysis  unless  it IS just the strategy of history's greatest man.

WE should have bombed years ago.   Too late?  I dunno.

But back to Levin's argument.  It is not the choice between war and peace that is the issue it is the choice between Iran going nuclear or not.
50  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: August 06, 2015, 02:22:17 PM
"Contrast to treatment of Hillary."

The Clinton legal mafia is intent on shifting the focus subtly to "incompetence".  Not of her's of course but of others.

 Nothing criminal nothing corrupt just screw ups.  "No" crimes committed.  "No" laws broken.   Just a lot of "questions" circulating.

And there is no controlling legal authority that will go after her while bRock is with us. 

Just think him, with his personality, the chance he has to exact a price from her to keep the wolves at bay.

He must be thrilled.     

And as always, in the end the Dem party will rally around their gal.
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