Open Thread Sunday

I’ve got nothing this morning, so at least I will give you a clean slate….

Posted by Dave at 10:05 am
Filed under: General | Comments (337)

337 Responses to “Open Thread Sunday”

  1. Michael says:


  2. Michael says:

    Okay, we need new polls from PA and NH.

  3. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Happy Sunday to all!

  4. BennSue says:

    Just found out I got accepted to Law school. A 4th tier law school, but law school nonetheless!

  5. Tim V says:

    a one percenter…CBS Corp. said late Friday that president and CEO Leslie Moonves received higher compensation worth $69.9 million last year, driven by option awards.

  6. mnw says:

    don’t do it, kid

    you’ll thank me some day

  7. mnw says:

    “Obama Pledges to Tackle Immigration Early If Re-Elected”

    What has he been doing heretofore? You mean he HASN’T been “tackling immigration” every day of his dismal 3+ years? Who knew?

  8. mnw says:

    RAS Sunday:

    Roboto +4 over zero.

    -18, & 45/52.

  9. mnw says:

    should be 46/52. sorry.

  10. SusyQue says:

    #5…Tim V…Hi… I can’t figure out this url. Did Herman Cain
    do something illegal?

  11. MFG says:

    What did I tell you?

    I said once the primary season was over and the dumbfuqqs were vanquished Mitt would move into a fairly consistent 3%-5% lead in the polls

    We’re going to win this race

  12. Tim V says:

    IDK, maybe.

  13. MFG says:

    An incumbent President at 43%-45% head to head with 7%-9% undecided?

    Sha na na na …

  14. MFG says:

    You know why hes gone so relentlessly negative?

    Presidents poll every day

    They have concluded there is no positive message that can get him reelected


    Thats why he has announced no second term agenda

    Itll be anti Mormon bigotry; hatred of Romney for being rich; and the war on women horsesh*t 24/7/365

    I think President JesusUnicorn has to draw to an inside straight to win this one

  15. SusyQue says:

    (Maybe someone here can figure this out)

    Herman Cain Paid Groups Reportedly Under Federal Investigation

  16. Tim V says:

    has to draw to an inside straight to win this one
    or be a .250 hitter and go 1 for 4 of fl,oh,nh,and va.

  17. MD says:

    16 – I hope they keep going with that.

  18. MD says:

    17 – I agree with you Tim V.

  19. SoHope says:

    I would like to see a Romney lead in other polls to back it up…but I’ll take it.

    Rubio would destroy Obama in the Spanish speaking demographic.

    I wonder how it would be if Rubio made this speach or something like it in Spanish:

    “Obama has been president for almost 4 years 2 years of it with supermajorities in congress and he chose to bail out big business’s and unions, pass his recently declared unconstitutional Obamacare, make $500 billions in cuts to medicare, and now promises to deal with immigration if we re-elect him. Obama is dividing Americans making them pawns in his re-election…Let’s not play his game!”

  20. MFG says:

    Looks like the Cain campaign had some of its bills paid illegally by an outside group Susy

    Illegal, but I’m fairly sure it wasn’t intentional on his part

    I suppose his campaign will be fined after an investigation

  21. MFG says:

    Also, don’t you think if HellCare is overturned this will be fatal to President BunnyRabbit’s campaign?

    “While the economy worsened the constitutional law professor wasted two years pushing an unconstitutional act!!”

    Devastating dont you think?

  22. mnw says:

    FOX News/Opinion Dyn AND RAS have Roboto ahead at the moment.

    The MSM zero kneepadders are clearly scared. You can tell by the subtle shift in their election headlines, imo.

  23. MFG says:

    And if HellCare is upheld?

    It’ll motivate people even more to turn out to throw President Wonderful out on his ass

  24. Rockefeller Republican says:

    I’m pleased to see any news that relegates self-serving attention whores like Cain, Palin et al. to the nether regions of oblivion.

  25. mnw says:

    Rubio is a rich, white, second-generation Cuban-American, married to a pretty blonde anglo.

    If you think Rubio would “destroy” zero among downscale Mexican-Americans in the SW… go ahead & think it.

    I MIGHT agree that Rubio would help a little in FL, but that’s all, folks.

  26. Mexifornia says:

    Read me! Read me damn it!

  27. mnw says:

    Anybody here planning to vote for zero… because Joe Biden is white & speaks English, just like you do? NO, huh? But you think Latinos are that dopic?

  28. SoHope says:

    Rubio’s wife is of Columbian decent and is uber-hot.

    He lived in NV for a few years…that is worth atleast being a “NV favorite cousin”

    The GOP doesn’t need to destroy Obama with Mexican Americans, just pull in enough.

  29. MD says:

    I agree with MNW on this. The reason to pick Rubio is because he is dynamic and might dig into Obama’s big youth advantage. He would help with the Cuban community in FL and would lock the state down. I think we take that by 3 to 5 anyway this time.

    However, Rubio would not have impact on the rest of the Latino community based on him being a Cuban American alone. His message could resonate but not solely for reasons of ethnicity.

  30. MD says:

    No shot at NV in the POTUS. That is a pure fantasy.

  31. mnw says:

    Look… there are fine reasons to like Rubio. I contributed to him time & again back in The Passion of the Crist days.

    But naivete about being a gamechanger among Latinos is silly. You don’t vote that way, & neither will they.

  32. MD says:

    It is like saying Allen West would make a difference with AA’s. No way.

  33. SoHope says:

    Bush won like 40% and much of that was inflated Texas hispanics with no electoral college benefit.

    I think Romney polls about 20ish% with hispanics. There is plenty of room for growth and 40% would 40-45% would “destroy” Obama.

  34. mnw says:

    RE: NV

    I dunno, MD. Not sure it’s a write-off. Heller is doing well.

  35. SusyQue says:

    #21…MFG…Thanks for the response. I agree about it not being intentional…hope it all works out well for him. I’d never want to get involved in any way the the Feds!

  36. mnw says:

    People who get all atwitter about Rubio massively changing the voting patterns of impoverished Mexican-American voters are… basically stereotyping said voters as silly fools.

    zero PROVIDES for the takers. Romney won’t. They know this.

  37. SoHope says:

    Ethnicity and Language gets your foot in the door with them.

    GWB spoke spanish and won 40%

    Rubio can do as good or better

    Also how does Obama continue the talking point of the GOP hates immigrants when the point can be clearly refuted in their own language.

    I suppose you two also think the Zimmerman issue won’t hurt a little with the hispanic community?

  38. MD says:

    So – he won 40% because he did very well in TX with them and did well in FL. Rubio is not a game changer because of ethnicity.

  39. SoHope says:

    Rubio shores up FL and opens up the possiblity of a SW strategy with CO & NV

    other swing states have high numbers of hispanics NC for starters.

  40. pitchaboy says:

    Glad to see more at HHR are seeing what I saw in 09/2011.He will need an inside straight and will not get it.

  41. SoHope says:

    Ethicity and Language MD…I guess we just disagree on this. I work in the spanish ministry at my church and spend alot of time with them every Sunday. Many mexicans but I would say half are south american and central american hispanics. They are not the monolithic voting bloc that AA’s are. I stand by my prediction that Rubio would help A LOT!

    I guess we also still disagree that the Right-to-Work ballot initiative dooms Romney in OH.

  42. jason says:

    “I’m pleased to see any news that relegates self-serving attention whores like Cain, Palin et al. to the nether regions of oblivion.”

    Poor Rockefeller Troll.

    Upset that Romney is ahead of Obama in the Ras poll he is down to hackneyed attacks on Palin and kicking dead horses like Cain.

    Time to move on moron, like Wobbie Troll your mission has failed. Better luck next time, and don’t forget comments are saved.

  43. pitchaboy says:

    Larry Sabato feels you need 40% Hispanic vote to win; I dont think so. I think Obama loses a good lot of white vote And he will less turnout with college kids and AA. Having said that Rubio would be a net plus.

  44. pitchaboy says:

    Rubio has the oomph factor Romney lacks; Jindal is a different kind of plus. He will go toe to toe with the dems on policy matters, especially health care in which he is an expert. My current sense is Rubio slightly more valuable than Jindal.

  45. John says:

    Rubio brings in the Hispanic vote, and states like FL, NM, CO, and NV. Heck, even CA.

    Romney, with his financial background, brings in CT and DE. And with his NE background, wins MA, NH, ME and VT.

    And Christie will help him carry NJ, PA and even NY.

    And romney’economic message will carry all the Midwest, including MI, IL, and MN. Obama will be lucky to carry Cook County even with massive vote fraud.

    Meanwhile, in the real world, if all stars are aligned, and Romney picks Reagan as his running mate, he has a 45% chance of getting 270.

  46. jason says:

    ” Rubio is a rich, white, second-generation Cuban-American, married to a pretty blonde anglo.”

    Mnw has been reading too many Democratic talking points.

    Guess, what, most Hispanics, Cuban or not, ARE second or third or more generations, that’s hardly a minus. And plenty of Hispanics marry Anglos, that is a silly argument.

    White? I have news for you, most Hispanics consider themselves “white”.

    Rich? Most Hispanics want to get rich. The idea that Hispanics don’t admire wealth is ridiculous. There is a saying in South America: “the only people who admire poverty are intellectuals, poor people like money”.

    While it is true Rubio might not swing large numbers of Hispanics in general, even a small shift in swing states could make a difference. He is telegenic and would do great in interviews on Univision and Telemundo, I very much doubt he would not have a positive impact on the Hispanic vote. How big that impact would be is questionable, but it would exist.

  47. Hmmm says:

    you can’t talk about TX hispanics w/out mentioning the massive numbers in ny and ca.

    those too have zero electoral benefit out side their respective states but tilt the overall numbers massively.

  48. SoHope says:

    Last thread somebody said that it had been a long time since a VP had delivered a state:

    Cheney (WY)
    Gore (TN)
    Quayle (IN)

  49. pitchaboy says:

    #46: After November, you will be silenced. Your guy will be running on high UE, lousy economic growth and scaring people that they will lose their benefits (never mind there will be none if he is reelected), He will cut a dour and negative figure and will be soundly rejected.

  50. SoHope says:

    John, when describing you one word comes to mind…

  51. jason says:

    I see John the moron is quite unhinged Romney seems to be getting some traction.

    But since Obama’s re-election is a sure thing, why worry about it John. Don’t feel compelled to refute any good polling for Romney, it’s probably just noise.

    Go back to the echo chamber at Daily Kos and enjoy the PPP polls.

  52. pitchaboy says:

    This time around we dont need Regan, we have Obama. And after he is sent back, we can run against him for another three cycles.

  53. jason says:

    I think Rubio is by far the best pick. The only reason not to pick him is if he has some skeletons in the closet. Univision had a hit piece on his family and there were rumors of some type of financial misconduct. Maybe he cannot pass the vetting process because of that. But barring such a possibility I think Rubio brings the most to the table compared to any other name being considered.

  54. MikeP says:

    Good morning gang,

    I am going to try and post a link for you all. I found to it to be essential to understand the left’s true narrative.

  55. SoHope says:

    I think that the only way that Rubio is VP is if Romney is doing well on his own.

    Rubio has a bright future and wouldn’t risk a miss-fire VP run screw it up.

  56. MikeP says:

    Wow, I did it. I am going to disseminate this to as many people as I can. Political Correctness is more toxic than Catholic guilt.

  57. jason says:

    Pay to play at the WH…

    ” Access to the Obama White House is in direct correlation to the amount of money donated to the president’s reelection effort and the Democratic party, the New York Times reports today.

    The Times reports: “those who donated the most to Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party since he started running for president were far more likely to visit the White House than others. Among donors who gave $30,000 or less, about 20 percent visited the White House, according to a New York Times analysis that matched names in the visitor logs with donor records. But among those who donated $100,000 or more, the figure rises to about 75 percent. Approximately two-thirds of the president’s top fund-raisers in the 2008 campaign visited the White House at least once, some of them numerous times.”

    But the most explosive allegation in the news story comes from former Democratic congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Ted Kenney, who calls what the Obama White House is doing “quid pro quo.”

  58. Dylan says:

    Rubio is just not THAT impressive to me. That’s not to say that he couldn’t become a serious player. But he is NOT the right VP pick. for bare starters, he is just too young and too untested to warrant his selection. He is basically a 40 year old Sean Hannity. I want to see more of him and what he can accomplish before he gets considered for a heartbeat away. . . . .. Second, his selection is an obvious and gratuitous pander to hispanics and it’s not likely to be anything close to a gamechanger. I think it’s too risky. the pick this time around needs to be completely without controversy and downside. Rubio has not been tested yet.

  59. SoHope says:

    FL speaker of the house

    Senator w/ some sweet committee assignments.

    His resume is better than Obama’s when he was elected for the #1 spot.

    That arguement will not carry weight if it comes from Obama’s people. Plus Romney isn’t a McCain that looks like he could kick the bucket any minute.

  60. MD says:

    59 – I completely disagree with that. He is 100x smarter than Hannity and 50x less grating. Having said that, it just might not be his time yet. Not sure.

    It is very clear that John is an Obama supporter. Many of us here think it will be tough but he always focuses on the few that think it will be easy.

  61. jason says:

    ” While Mitt Romney’s campaign tries to secure Rick Santorum’s endorsement, Newt Gingrich said Saturday that he also wants the former Republican presidential candidate’s support. ”

    Yeah Rick, that would be a great move. A loser endorses another loser.

    Somehow, I don’t think it will happen.

  62. MD says:

    60 – Agree. The comparisons of Romney to McCain are basically island driven. I expect no less from morons like them.

  63. MD says:

    jason – Newt is now playing out the string for CNN. They are working on a long term contract. Greta is not happy with the shots that Newt took at Fox because she believes she bent over backwards to be fair to him and considered him to be a friend. She found out the hard way that he is just another political hack looking to economically benefit himself in a way that requires very little work. A perfect gov stooge.

  64. Dylan says:

    #61—ok, I hear ya, I just don’t think it is time to put a 40 year old on the ticket–more than any other reason. We have some bad stuff coming down the pipeline. We just need someone a bit older, IMO.

  65. SoHope says:

    Romney-Rubio is the logical choice:

    North – South
    Anglo – Non-Anglo
    Executive – Legislator
    Older – Younger
    Center-Right – Tea Partyish

    Rubio also fills the preceived gaps that Romney has:

    doesn’t connect with people
    hates hispanics
    Looks to the Future

  66. bio mom says:

    It will not be Rubio. Romney will choose someone with more experience whom he feels could be of immediate help to solve problems on day one and who would be able to step in if something happened to him. His choice will be made analytically and unemotionally, as is Romney’s method.

  67. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Rubio is not qualified.

    McDonnell and Christie are the only VP picks for Romney.

  68. jason says:

    ” But he is NOT the right VP pick. for bare starters, he is just too young and too untested to warrant his selection”

    Oh please, Rubio’s resume beats Obama’s resume in 2008. He didn’t write a self serving autobiography, but he authored 100 Innovative Ideas for Florida’s Future, you make the call on that one.

    The comparison with Sean Hannity is completely nonsensical. Hannity is a talk show host. Rubio has a distinguished career in politics, including Speaker of the House in Florida, and city commissioner in West Miami. I really don’t see any resemblance in style or substance.

  69. EML says:

    Rubio is the iconic figure of the Tea Party revolution. He is a dynamic speaker and can articulate the conservative agenda as good as anyone can. These are the reasons he should be the VP pick. Being Hispanic doesn’t matter, his age doesn’t matter, his state doesn’t matter.

  70. SoHope says:

    I think Rubio, his uber-hot wife, and 4 cute kids “out-hollywoods” the Obama’s. It would drive hollywood left nuts to admit it.

  71. janz says:

    One way that Romney has differentiated himself from McCain, right out of the box, is how he is aggressively going after Obama’s record — no holds barred. McCain was too cautious, too PC in confronting Obama’s blank slate, left wing background etc.

  72. EML says:

    McDonnell’s out due to the recent hoopla over forced ultrasounds. Christie is too contentious. We need to contrast Obama’s recent surliness and contentiousness with our own version of hope and change. Christie is the wrong VP for that.

  73. jason says:

    The Rockefeller Troll doesn’t like Rubio.

    I consider that an endorsement.

    By the way, the dumb troll had this to say about McDonnell in 2010:

    ” Also, McDonnell, the state party and the tea party deserve blame for nominating very poor candidates in winnable districts.”

    So take his “endorsement” of McDonnell with a grain of salt.

  74. janz says:

    While I like Rubio, as he is articulate, smart and yes, telegenic, I’m beginning to think he will not be Romney’s VP choice. I’m actually starting to believe Rubio, too, that he doesn’t want the job right now.

    I like Ryan. Yes, the dems will pin his budget with glee onto Romney. But, considering they are already doing that, who best to explain that budget but the author himself. When Ryan talks people listen.

  75. pitchaboy says:

    I have read a lot of ridiculous things here but comparing Rubio to Hannity must rank near the top. Rubio will manhandle Biden.

  76. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Using Obama’s inexperience to justify Rubio is damning with faint praise.

    Nothing compares to executive experience – both Christie & McDonnell are rock solid.

    Rubio has shown that he lacks guts – he didn’t endorse Romney when it mattered – BEFORE the FL primary. McDonnell & Christie were there when it mattered.

    Aside from a pretty face, what are his accomplishments? One gets the sense he may be another Fred Thompson – all hat, no cattle!

  77. pitchaboy says:

    Paul Ryan makes the senior citizens nervous. At this time, Romney leads there comfortably. I believe Ryan will not be picked.

  78. jason says:

    Besides the skeleton in the closet thing, another reason Rubio might not be on the ticket is that he might not accept the nomination if he thinks Romney cannot win.

    However I don’t think that would a smart thing to do. If Romney wins he is Vice President. If he loses, the blame will be on Romney, not Rubio, and he is very viable for 2016.

  79. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Yawn @ lil jason.

    Remember, the definition of trollish behavior is repeating the same thing over and over and over again…without letting facts get in the way.

    That’s you pal – in spades.


  80. MikeP says:

    No one yet has commented on the URL i presented. I need to know if it worked. I am in Texas, across the lake from Phil. It won’t do too much good preaching to the crier down here. I am going try and spread as much info. I can to others outside of Texas. I was a early member of the Tea Party in FL. last election.

    As they say”just because you are paranoid, does’t mean some isn’t out to get you.”

    One more attempt to send an URL link.

  81. jason says:

    I love it when trolls want to decide who has substance or not in the Republican Party.

    Fred Thompson was not all hat no cattle of course. He ran a poor campaign, but his tenure in the Senate was full of accomplishments. That is why he was a viable Presidential candidate.

    It sounds like Rockefeller Troll is scared sh–less that Rubio will be picked.

  82. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Ryan is another non-starter. He is part of a House GOP leadership team that has not done much to distinguished themselves with the voters. He would be a millstone around Romney.

    Christie & McDonnell are the only options.

  83. MD says:

    It works MikeP

  84. jason says:

    80. I might be accused of a lot of things here, but frankly, I think selling me as a troll might be a hard sell even among my most ardent enemies… 8)

  85. MD says:

    Rubio’s wife looks like a friend of ours. You can see she is a real person as well. Not model skinny.

  86. MD says:

    jason – the island awaits. Imagine your power with the Philly Aholes backing you up.

  87. Rockefeller Republican says:

    LOL….Please tell us about Fred Thompson’s Senate legacy.. I remember when he convened the hearings about illegal China $$ in the ’96 election and promised it would be a big deal a la Watergate…it fizzled…like his presidential campaign.

    How can you take anyone seriously who endorsed eye of Newt???


  88. EML says:

    Neither Christie nor McDonnell will be the VP pick.

  89. MD says:

    Rubio’s family is drop dead gorgeous. It would drive the left batty.

  90. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Nah, you are a troll lil jason in your own pathetic way by harping on matters long since settled.

  91. SoHope says:

    The Rubio’s are half Catholic & half Southern Baptist.

    Yep, he’s a politican alright 🙂

  92. jason says:

    88. So troll, why was half the party begging Fred to enter the race, because he had no accomplishments?

    We used to get smarter trolls, the fact we only get dumb ones is a black mark on us.

    I think we should start a better troll campaign to replace idiots like Rockefeller and Wobbie Trolls.

  93. Rockefeller Republican says:

    Christie and McDonnell are the only choices Mitt has to win.

    McDonnell is probably the front-runner.

  94. MD says:

    Rock is upset because Santorum didn’t win the nomination.

  95. SoHope says:

    Who is the troll?
    Vote tally:

    Rock Rep: 1
    jason: 0

  96. Rockefeller Republican says:

    LOL @ “half the party begging” Fred to run???!! LOL…where was that half when the primaries began???!!!

    As we all know, when Fred realized that he’d have to work to win, he packed it in.

  97. jason says:

    “Nah, you are a troll lil jason in your own pathetic way by harping on matters long since settled.”

    You mean like when you said:

    505. Obama will carry VA and OH next year based on tonight’s returns.
    Comment by Rockefeller Republican — November 8, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    453. Yogi Bear and Fred Flintstone would be better candidates than any of the dolts we got running on GOP side.
    Comment by Rockefeller Republican — November 8, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    466. George Allen will lose Sen election next year.
    Comment by Rockefeller Republican — November 8, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

  98. EML says:

    How does McDonnell forcing women to have ultrasounds help?

  99. jason says:

    I can’t vote for myself so I abstain.

  100. Rockefeller Republican says:

    95, I have been steadfast of my support for Romney on this site.

    The fact that you attempt such a claim reflects your stupidity.

    It’s a pity you ended your self-imposed exile.

  101. jason says:

    I usually lose vote contests here on HHR. I think maybe the troll set me up for one that I can win… 8)

  102. SoHope says:

    Dang jason, do you have Karl Rove running your campaign…that was a quick and ruthless campaign post.

    I am calling this race early. Rock Rep is a troll and loses in a landslide!

  103. jason says:

    95, I have been steadfast of my support for Romney on this site.

    Really? Well even a moron like you probably figured out if you supported Obama if might really be obvious you were a troll.

  104. jason says:

    ” at was a quick and ruthless campaign post.”

    The first time I posted that the troll said I had “made the quotes up”.

    Then when informed the comments are saved he owned up to them.

  105. SoHope says:

    Jason, do you have a file on me?

  106. Rockefeller Republican says:

    98, more yawns @ lil jason…

    Asked and answered buddy….on several occasions.

    That you are either unable or unwilling to accept it is your own peculiar trollish affectation.


  107. SoHope says:

    is it just me or is Rock Rep a little creepy with the smiley faces?

  108. jason says:

    ” Jason, do you have a file on me?”

    Of course.

  109. jason says:

    “Trollish affectation”?

  110. Buffalo Rocky says:

    I want to starve you in my basement and wear your skin like a suit 🙂

  111. SoHope says:

    now I know why Tim V has a ceasefire with you.

    Well if you ease up with *igot issue and lighten up with SSQ, I will do the same.

  112. Rockefeller Republican says:

    110, lil jason:

    Knowing that you are a stranger to reason, I suggest you return to school & continue your education.

    Someday – if you make it to adulthood – you may know the meaning of such words.

  113. Tim says:

    It doesn’t.

  114. MD says:

    Rock rep is 100% a troll. He made the typical lefty mistake when he first came on here. He made the absurd claim that Romney would make CT and NY competitive. He assumed we weren’t smart enough to see right through that charade. Dustin/Melissa et al.. qualify as the dumbest troll ever. Rock runs a close second.

  115. MD says:

    105 – that was one of the funnier moments here. Rock didn’t realize all the stuff was saved.

  116. DrJay says:

    jason is just jason, or the most sophisticated troll…. evah! and I tip my cap in that event…

  117. DrJay says:

    Rasmussen Favorability

    John Boehner
    37%-42% (-5%)
    Mitch McConnell
    32%-36% (-4%)

    Nancy Pelosi
    31%-60% (-29%)
    Harry Reid
    27%-48% (-21%)


  118. AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney says:

    Rookie here votes for Rock as a troll

  119. AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney says:

    @121 makes Pelosi’s claim of a House wave that leads to a takeover look stupid.

  120. Tim says:

    Well, I think they’re dead wrong about that.

  121. Phil says:

    I’m still laughing at Pelosi’s prediction that Dems wouldn’t lose the House in 2010 – and then 63 seats later…..

    Nancy we have to pass the bill to know what’s in the bill Pelosi – you gotta love her.

  122. Scooter Boy says:

    I’m still concerned that if Obama seriously thinks he’s gonna lose, he will dump Biden and put Hillary on the ticket. Does anyone else think that’s a possibility?

  123. Bitterlaw says:

    Why would Hillary want to risk losing to save the guy who denied her a shot to be the first woman President?

  124. janz says:

    Huckabee made a good point on Fox news Sunday. He felt no VP was going to be selected any time soon. In this way, all potential VP’s can be auditioning on the campaign trail for Romney, being a swath of able surrogates on his behalf.

    Also, by keeping a VP under wraps, for as long as possible, it will give the dems and media less time to crush them, leading up to the GE.

  125. jason says:

    ” Well if you ease up with *igot issue and lighten up with SSQ, I will do the same.”

    Sorry but I don’t suffer bigots or fools lightly.

  126. sickofdems says:

    Rock Rep…..Jason just handed you your ass…

    MD also kicked your stones…

    Take it like a man and shut the hell up.

    You are really a dork.

  127. AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney says:

    Hillary wont campaign for Obama, wont be part of the convention, and refuses to be part of a 2nd term if Obama wins, she wont take a VP slot

  128. DrJay says:

    OMG… I was just flipping through the channels and thought I entered the twilight zone… the white sox looked like the red sox in phillies pinstripes and I could have sworn Cecil Fielder was batting (it was Prince)

  129. lisab says:

    48% of Brits want to get out of the UK
    Shock Sun survey shows almost half are ready to emigrate overseas

    massachusetts declares closed borders

  130. lisab says:

    WASHINGTON — Poor women who stay at home to raise their children should be given federal assistance for child care so that they can enter the job market and “have the dignity of work,” Mitt Romney said in January, undercutting the sense of extreme umbrage he showed when Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen quipped last week that Ann Romney had not “worked a day in her life.”

  131. lisab says:

    Unions say foreign workers taking stimulus jobs

    In 2010, Obama and Vice President Biden personally appeared to break ground at two Michigan plants. The plants were getting a combined $300 million under the stimulus program to build electric car batteries.

    But as it turns out the companies getting all those American tax dollars are largely owned by Koreans. They bought a lot of Korean equipment and supplies. And they filled some of those sought-after jobs with Korean workers. That drew anger from local labor unions. They say pictures, taken inside the plants show Korean nationals doing hands-on work that should be done by Americans.

    “I think there’s a lot of anger out there, not to be confused with any sort of prejudice against anyone from another country,” said Mark Mangione, who represents 1,000 labor union members in west Michigan. “This is American taxpayer dollars and there should be American jobs that are created with those American taxpayer dollars.”

  132. jason says:

    135. Uhh, there is no discrepancy there.

    The point was that it is wrong to say women who choose to raise their kids don’t work.

  133. jason says:

    Our independent press in PA.

    Patriot News blaring headline, Sunday:


    Why? because he is a moderate.

    Pardon me while I barf.

  134. lisab says:

    Given a choice between a Godzilla free Tokyo Bay and summer air conditioning, Japan is choosing summer air conditioning

  135. bio mom says:

    When was Ann Romney on welfare? I missed that.

  136. jason says:

    David Axelrod endorses Romney for President!!!

    David Axelrod, Chief Strategist for President Barack Obama, endorsed Mitt Romney for President on Fox News Sunday this morning. He told Chris Wallace, “The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.”

  137. lisab says:

    “The point was that it is wrong to say women who choose to raise their kids don’t work.”

    actually romney’s point was that in massachusetts welfare moms could keep having children to stay on the public dole

    it is still a problem and leads to generation after generation living in public housing because once they are in the system

    they are rewarded for having children out of wedlock

  138. jason says:

    The Axelrod statement will make a great ad….

  139. Cory says:

    Anybody else watching the Penguins/Flyers game? This series is insane.

    First game was 4-3 Flyers in OT, second game was 8-5 Flyers, and the Flyers lead 4-2 after one period of game 3, and three players have already been ejected.

  140. Scott says:

    Can our Pennsylvania experts tell us how the promaries will go a week from Tuesday?To wit:
    a- who will be the Republican nominee to run against Cardboard Cutout Casey?
    b-Who will prevail in the Dem primary between Altmire and Critz?Who would be easier for the Gop to defeat in November?
    c-Will Tim Holden win his Dem. primary in his redrawn district?
    d- Are there any heated Republican congressional primaries?

  141. MD says:

    a – Smith
    b – Altmire
    c – Not sure. It is going to be close. We would do better with Holden because he votes with us most of the time. The Marxist who would replace hi wouldn’t. A much more Dem friendly CD now but still a lot of R’s.
    d – Not really unless you are a serious wonk. Jul probably is watching several

  142. Cory says:

    The Flyers are now up 5-4 late in the second period and the Philly fans just booed the Philly powerplay. Philly fans are also insane.

    Oh, wow, and the Flyers have just scored on that powerplay. 6-4 Flyers.

  143. DrJay says:

    Are Obama’s job policies hurting women?

    WAPO fact check: TRUE BUT FALSE

    “We cannot fault the RNC’s math, as the numbers add up. But at this point this figure doesn’t mean very much. It may simply a function of a coincidence of timing — a brief blip that could have little to do with “Obama’s job market.”

    at this point we will give this statistic our rarely used label: TRUE BUT FALSE”

    The comedy routine rolls on…

  144. lisab says:

    purple produce purveyors petulantly proclaim premature primavera preemptively prevented personal prosperity, postponing packaged product premiere, prompting product pusillanimity|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

  145. lisab says:

    The American was voted the winner in a contest run by the National Army Museum to identify the country’s most outstanding military opponent.

    He was one of a shortlist of five leaders who topped a public poll and on Saturday was selected as the ultimate winner by an audience of around 70 guests at a special event at the museum, in Chelsea, west London.

    In second place was Michael Collins, the Irish leader, ahead of Napoleon Bonaparte, Erwin Rommel and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

    At the event, each contender had their case made by a historian giving a 40 minute presentation. The audience, who had paid to attend the day, then voted in a secret ballot after all five presentations had been made.

    Dr Stephen Brumwell, who had championed Washington, said: “As British officers conceded, he was a worthy opponent.”

  146. dan blather says:

    WAPO fact check: TRUE BUT FALSE

    Hey, is that like Fake but Accurate in reverse?

    I have a copyright…

  147. jason says:

    MD, are you voting for Smith?

  148. Diogenes says:

    I’m sorry but MNW is an old white guy. The idea that he understands the hispanic voter is ludicrous and some of his rants against illegal immigrants were not fit for consumption in a more mainstream forum.

    Identity politics is identity politics. There are some voters so incredibly vested in their identity that they vote on it (See Obama and the black voter). Many hispanics vote this way. Rubio would make many of them take a second look at the GOP as has been proven by polling.

    Nominating Rubio is also a first step towards rebuilding the party’s standing with Latinos. The GOP cannot remain a national party without soldifying 40% of the hispanic vote. Period.

  149. MD says:

    jason – I am a registered independent now. I don’t want to be in the same party as the islanders. I will still vote pretty much R straight down the line. I would actually prefer Welch but it doesn’t matter in the end. Cardboard will win by high single digits at least.

  150. jason says:

    ” I’m sorry but MNW is an old white guy.”

    Huh, old white guys can’t support Rubio?

  151. Brandon says:

    The only TV ads I’ve seen are for this Tom Smith guy.

  152. jason says:

    Yeah, I am voting for Welch. His opponents have made such a case he is a Democrat maybe the Dems will get confused in November a la Alvin Greene… 8)

  153. MD says:

    157 – probably our best shot!

  154. f9gopguyin says:

    Any truth behind the ronulans supposed taking of the majority of delegates in colorado today? I know they say a lot of things and I think that’s why they get so mad and feel “cheated” when it doesn’t come to fruition.

  155. Tim says:

    Hey, boys and girls, if you wish to hear Dave live you can do so tonight. He is our guest on the Kudzu Vine.

  156. Brandon says:

    Sweet. Thanks for the heads up, Tim.

  157. MD says:

    What time Tim? I bet I know a couple of things Dave will talk about.

  158. Emerica says:

    Ya I can give you a summer of Colorado.

    IDK if there was cheating or not since it’s too early to say, but I assume the Romney people cheated since the convention crowd was all Paul yet Romney took 2/3 of the state convention delegates. The dismissed the convention because of “time restraints” and announced the winners of delegates 24 hours later on a website, which no one really believes but whatever.

    Paul got way more delegates than Romney at each district convention via congressional districts than Romney though.

    Basically Romney and Paul got the same amount of delegates out of Colorado.

    However in 2008 some corrupt chairman were using some tactics to disqualify Paul supporters so this year all his delegates ran as uncommitted.

    So if you just see the paper score you will think Paul has zero delegates, but that’s not the case.

    Basically the districts are congressional districts each getting three national delegates for whoever wins each congressional district. Paul won those as follows:

    10 Unpledged (Paul people)
    6 Santorum
    5 Romney

    State convention went as follows

    8 Romney
    4 Paul
    0 Santorum

    The current count of district conventions + the state conventions, which both get national delegates.

    7 Santorum
    13 Paul
    13 Romney

    There are also three super delegates

    3 Super Delegates (probably Romney ppl)

    That would put Romney at 16 if they are actually Romney ppl.

    Also you have to compare Colorado to what was expected. In that case Romney slightly over performed, Santorum lost big time, and Paul did well.

    AP delegate Predicted Colorado as

    18 Santorum
    9 Romney
    0 Paul

    AP’s count doesn’t add to 36, but its AP, but they presumably miscounted..

  159. f9gopguyin says:

    I prefer it coming from someone other than you. L Ron Paul could lose an election not recieving one vote and you would still find away to make it sound like he won.

  160. MD says:


  161. Emerica says:

    Also there is some question as to whether the Colorado super delegates are Romney people. That’s what everyone was assuming but it appears this may not be the case.

    I’ll figure it out soon.

  162. Emerica says:

    Paul destroys Santorum and Romney in Minnesota this weekend as well
    Paul supporters chosen as delegates in three congressional districts

    So far four districts have picked delegates and Paul has won 10 delegates and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum won two.

    The other fourth state Congressional Districts will choose their delegates and alternates next Saturday.

    And we won in Oklahoma..

  163. Emerica says:

    Problem is getting rid of these GOP chairman.

    We just put another Paul supporter as Chairman of the Iowa GOP.

  164. Enjolras says:

    a- Smith. I’m voting for Rohrer
    b- Altmire
    c-Holden will lose this primary
    d- Tim Murphy is in a bit of trouble. I think he’ll win though

  165. Emerica says:

    I view Colorado as a semi-failure since Romney over performed.

    Sure Paul WAY over performed, but if we can’t deny Romney delegates than it’s more of a moral victory and organizing for Rand 2016 rather than an actual victory.

    But there are some other states we can still win.

  166. Emerica says:

    Brent Stafford who was arrested by the St Charles GOP, but who is now chairman of the St Charles GOP just gave a speech saying that he believes that the St. Charles victory will put Paul over the top taking 50-85 percent at the Missouri state convention.

  167. Emerica says:

    and btw-Paul raised $500,000 today.

    Probably more than the GOP “nominee” Mitt Romney did lately.

  168. DrJay says:

    Tim is having technical problems… sucks when that happens.

  169. MD says:

    Doc – Looks like Paul is winning everything. Strange that it doesn’t equate into more delegates!

  170. MD says:

    Wow. People threw away another half a million.

  171. DrJay says:

    Dave is on now…

  172. Emerica says:

    Some of the Paul people possibly didn’t get a heads up of this so called unity Paul-Santorum slate may have voted off slate for their own people to go to national in Colorado.

    On top of that Romney had at least 20 fake slates to cause confusion, which he does every time.

    Part of the strategy to these things is not only being organized for your own state, but putting together fake slates to confuse the opposition.

  173. MD says:

    Gosh Doc – I guess Paul is going to win the nomination!

  174. DrJay says:

    Yeah, Paul? Isn’t he the nominee or something? I keep hearing about all the stuff he’s won.

  175. MD says:

    I see Paul getting between 1200 and 1300 delegates.

  176. Bobby says:

    Voted for Welch absentee last week.

  177. DrJay says:

    Santorum needs to jump back in to keep Paul’s total down.

  178. Emerica says:

    George Soros pledges $10 million to defeat Sheriff Joe for reelection


    Santorum is going to get almost zero delegates from Colorado-Missouri-Minnesota.

    Actually if it wasn’t for Paul, then Romney would be taking all of those states.

  179. DrJay says:

    Uh oh, Trayvon Martin… tread carefully, Dave!!

  180. DrJay says:

    Dave punts! Good call…

  181. Brandon says:

    I was waiting to see if he would channel addisonst.

  182. MD says:

    I hope Tim can link me to a tape on this.

  183. DrJay says:

    Dave doesn’t see a Rubio ticket.

  184. DrJay says:

    Discussing ballot initiatives…

    same sex marriage, DREAM act/immigration and Atlantic States

  185. Tina says:

    Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod said that the choice in November’s presidential election is “between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we are on, where a fewer and fewer number of people do very well, and everybody else is running faster and faster just to keep pace.”

    Either Axelrod took stupid pills from Gaffe Biden, or the Obumbler Campaign has struggled with the poor economy, Travyon, and the War on Stay at home women.

  186. Dylan says:

    The French are about to boot Sarkozy in favor of the communists. Just wonderful. What is with these people?/????

  187. Emerica says:

    Amazing Cheney isn’t in jail yet.

  188. bio mom says:

    Emerica you have to be pulling our leg. You cannot be a serious poster. Nothing you say makes sense. You are an embarrassment to your candidate sadly. If you are truly serious I am sad for you.

  189. DrJay says:

    Dave about the site…

    “don’t be afraid to jump in, but you better be prepared to take it”

  190. Emerica says:

    More bad legislation rears it’s head.

    SOPA’s Evil Twin Sister – CISPA

  191. SusyQue says:

    Doesn’t anyone on HHR have some commentary on what Axelrod spoke today on Fox besides just mentioning it.

  192. SusyQue says:

    #195…Emerica…Dick Cheney has served his country well for decades in good times and in bad times. He is a patriot of the first order. I admire and respect him. His wife is also an exceptional woman. Now we are blessed to have his beautiful daughter who tells it like it is!

  193. Emerica says:

    Cheney has admitted on camera that he is war criminal.

    We don’t even have to bother with the evidence. He confesses it.

  194. MD says:

    Dave was obviously referring to me with that statement. Come here with your A game or you will get pummeled. The islanders who have ventured by have learned that the hard way.

    I am dying for JudyThighs to come by.

  195. DrJay says:

    It’s a slam dunk then… you should devote your time and money to making that happen.

    Come back when it’s done.

  196. DrJay says:

    204 is regarding 202

  197. Emerica says:

    Justice Department won’t pursue it. Obama has pursued a policy of ignoring the Bush crimes.

    Don’t blame me, I would never vote for Obama.

  198. Emerica says:

    Although I must say Hillary would have been worse.

    This is why I don’t like primary states. If Iowa were a primary vote, we’d be stuck with Hillary in the White house.

  199. MD says:

    SQ – Ax was basically endorsing Romney. We appreciate the help.

  200. Emerica says:

    Stupid PUIMAS.

    Had to be some of the dumbest voters on earth.

  201. DrJay says:

    Will Paul be running on the ‘execute Cheney’ platform, then?

  202. SusyQue says:

    #208…MD…Don’t you have something to elaborate on by the fact that one of the honchos in the White House even said what he said?..I scrolled to see if anyone opined on the matter…I didn’t find anyone on HHR who did.

  203. mnw says:

    RE: Rubio & Latino vote

    Ever watch Mexican “telenovelos” (soap opera) on TV? Or “esportos” (soccer, mostly) on TV?

    Guess what? The announcers are light-skinned, & average height (by U.S. standards).

    My point? It is this: the average Mexican immigrant (& the second-generation Mexican immigrant) is dark-skinned, & shorter than average (by U.S. standards).

    Therefore, Mexico is using illegal immigration to the U.S. as a “safety valve” for Mexicans who are at the bottom of Mexican society. Why reform the system & make Mexico livable for its poorest citizens? You can export your ‘problems,’ instead, see?

    Mestizos & Indios from Mexico who re-locate to the U.S. DON’T GIVE A RATZ ADZ about Marco Rubio, folks! He is the sun & they are the mud.

  204. Tim says:

    Dave hit it out of the park. guys. Thanks to all who listened.

    MD, if you go to the link I gave in #161, the downloaded show will be up in a few minutes. All of our shows are archived, there.

  205. MD says:

    Not really SQ. What can we say? He obviously didn’t mean to speak the truth so readily. They will spin it as a Fox conspiracy and other msm outlets will hop aboard that theory. Same old.

  206. MD says:

    mnw – they are also hot as hell, off the charts. The women are just unreal on those things. Makes me want to take Spanish lessons.

    Oh and thank you Tim.

  207. mnw says:

    Uh… thx for your contribution, MD… I guess. (sigh)

  208. SusyQue says:

    MD…Axelrod spoke the “bottom line” of this 2012
    election…totally succinct.

    Yet, it isn’t on Drudge…and no one is talking about it.

  209. Mexifornia says:

    I am the new Gospel.

  210. MD says:

    MNW – there is a good reason for that. The average Mexican is of indian descent. They have always had second class status in Mexico. The upper class is mostly of spanish descent. Of course the 2 have mixed over the centuries but the division is still there.

  211. Brandon says:

    Congressman Ed Towns will not seek re-election.

  212. MD says:

    Still looks like an easy Dem hold Brandon. Maybe Santorum could run there.

  213. lisab says:

    omg … tm the toady’s voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard

    could he possibly talk any slower?!

  214. MD says:

    Lisab – shut up.

  215. Waingro says:

    #220, still an easy Dem save.

  216. SusyQue says:

    Mexufornia…well, the Gospel means “good news”
    what is yours?

  217. Mexifornia says:

    That we will deport all of those dirty slimy wetbacks.

  218. MD says:

    Always nice to add a bigoted statement to the proceedings.

  219. SusyQue says:

    What are others saying and doing about Axelrod on Fox today?
    A great rapid response effort by the Mitt Romney team on this one … In an interview on Fox News Sunday this morning, David Axelrod said the 2012 election will come down to a choice: Do Americans want “an economy that produces a growing middle class and gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead?” Or do they want to continue down “the road we’re on”?

    The Romney camp quickly clipped the interview and uploaded the relevant soundbite as a YouTube video — then tweeted it out.

    Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul wrote quickly, “@davidaxelrod’s right: choice IS btwn growing economy vs continuing down down [sic] road we’re on.”

    Romney’s digital director, Zac Moffatt, tweeted along the same lines. “VIDEO: Did @davidaxelrod endorsed [sic] @Mittromney this morning? Sounded like it.”

    Moffatt added the hashtag #Axelrod4Romney, a clever little addition.

    The idea was rapidly picked up by Congressman Darrell Issa, Erick Erickson and others.

    Don’t you just know David Axelrod is kicking himself right now?

  220. Mexifornia says:

    Wetbacks isn’t a bigoted term, just ask mnw.

  221. SusyQue says:

    #229…a freudian slip by Axelrod….could be!

  222. Tim says:

    I’m from the Deep South. Hello? We all talk like that, here.

  223. Tina says:

    Tim, could not listen, will try to listen to it later. I am just getting over the flu. In fact, the whole household got the flu.

  224. Hall Monitor says:

    #227…very inappropriate to call anyone “dirty slimy wetbacks.” Totally improper! You should know that by now.

  225. Tim says:

    Sorry to hear that, Tina. I certainly hope you have something in the spirits cabinet for that. Maybe a little whiskey, or something.

  226. Tim says:

    Post #227 is something we could do without. There is just no point to that.

  227. Mexifornia says:

    Yet, you guys allow mnw to post here but no one objects to him?

  228. MD says:

    It has probably been 2 years since MNW used that term. That tells me this is a long time poster. Come clean with who you are.

  229. Tim says:

    Well, we don’t allow or not allow anyone. That is up to David Wissing. And, most everyone who posts something like that has something said to them.

  230. MD says:

    I am against illegals in this country whether it be Mexicans, Irish, Kuwaiti or whatever. I just don’t see any reason to use pejorative terms to describe people. Except for Bitter. There are exceptions to every rule and he is a lawyer.

  231. Tim says:

    MD is spot on. Come clean.

  232. MD says:

    My wife’s inner Italian came out tonight. She cooked a ton of pasta. Delicious.

  233. MFG says:

    Tim is fine, you’re the ones who have the accents

  234. Brandon says:

    Nah, Wissing was the only one that sounded normal. 😉

  235. MD says:

    My philly accent has decreased quite a bit in the last several years. The more training you get the more you learn how to speak in a neutral way. I have been all over the south and every single local newscaster below the age of 50 sounds like every other newscaster anywhere in America. With the internet and the ease of communication exchange I think the regional accents and dialects are going to slowly fade away. Not so sure that is a good thing.

  236. MFG says:

    Of course Tim is a Communist

    But he doesn’t have an accent

  237. MD says:

    Brandon – did he sound like a RINO?

  238. MD says:


    You should have Add or Rockefeller Republican on your show. That would be interesting.

  239. Brandon says:

    Of course. He’s not one of those true-blooded patriots that wants to ban contraception.

  240. MFG says:


    People can put on and take off their accents

    I can do “newscaster generic American” when I want to and “Shucks, honey, how’s your momma?” when I want to

    Not cynically, but whatever seems best to the people I’m with, and often its unconsciously done

  241. MD says:

    Don’t forget we need to also ban pre-natal testing. It might encourage bad things. A true conservative would be OK with that.

  242. MD says:

    Bill Clinton is the master of that stuff MFG.

  243. janz says:

    Very curious Axelrod comments on Fox today. Didn’t hear them myself. But, reading them here makes one wonder what his intention was for saying something that could be so misconstrued.

  244. MFG says:

    My wife used to ask me sometimes what I was doing when I was speaking with cornpone clients, MD afterwards I’ll tell her I didn’t even realize I was getting southern with them…

  245. MFG says:

    What you said before about bonding and rapport before is very true

    Often a “sales call” here will begin with a half hour talk about the Saints before any business is even discussed

  246. lisab says:

    “I’m from the Deep South. Hello? We all talk like that, here.”

    maybe if you spoke faster you wuld not have gotten yur asses kicked in the civil war

    “er … gen…tle…men … may…be… we should at…tack lit…tle … round top.

  247. MFG says:

    I’m not even Irish

    Go figure…

  248. MFG says:

    Thats lisab at the 0:40 mark in the above video

  249. MFG says:

    I guess I’m secesh heart and soul…

  250. MD says:

    MFG – I was on the road with a relationship manager recently visiting one of her clients. My basic job was to explore if there was anything ex-US for us. We were rapport building about various topics for a couple of minutes and she jumped in and began the meeting. I was stunned. We could have gone another 2 or 3 minutes easy. As it turns out, there isn’t much there for me. However, this guy handles a lot of pensions in Europe and wasn’t aware of some upcoming regs. I sent him the regs with some commentary. He responded by thanking me and telling me that he was headed to Europe the next week and really appreciated the info. Hopes someday we can work together.

    That is how it is done. People lose sight of that.

  251. MFG says:

    I’ve had hour and forty five minute meetings with prospects where the actual business part was only ten minutes at the end, almost always the shorter the business discussion is the more likely a sale is made, of course this is more pronounced in the south then elsewhere

  252. Emerica says:

    Washingtontimes article on Colorado Caucus. Basically same numbers I posted earlier

    This paints a much different picture of the real delegate count for Colorado. The final breakdown looks like this:
    Romney – 13
    Paul – 13
    Santorum – 7
    At large – 3 (count these for Romney if he is still the frontrunner in August)
    Remember, this is a state where Santorum won with 40% of the caucus popular vote. Romney came in 2nd with 35% and Ron Paul finished last with 12%. Yet Paul is in a virtual tie for the lead in terms of the actual votes he will get on the first ballot at the RNC.
    There were also 36 alternate delegates elected at Colorado’s convention. These delegates are seated in place of any delegates that cannot make it to the RNC or decide not to go. I spoke with two of them, Bobby Eskenberry and Lloyd Garcia, both from Congressional District 7. They are both pledged to Paul and hope to eventually be seated in Tampa.
    Neither could provide hard numbers, but Garcia believes that almost all of the alternate delegates are Paul supporters. He also believes that if nothing changes regarding Santorum’s campaign, many of his delegates may forego the time and expense of attending the convention, leaving the door open for Paul to win the state when alternates pledged to Paul are seated.

  253. MD says:

    MFG – I have had clients in the south in the past and I can absolutely confirm that.

  254. janz says:

    I was reading MFG’s and MD’s conversation about rapport building. Interesting… I wonder if this is this more of a male trait/tool than a female one. My husband does the same thing, I call it smoozing,or making small talk, which he is very good doing, before anything of substance gets done. As a woman, I find myself more direct….

  255. lisab says:

    nah … as you can see i am the biggest rapport builder on hedgehog

    everyone loves me here

  256. Tina says:


    Sorry to hear that, Tina. I certainly hope you have something in the spirits cabinet for that. Maybe a little whiskey, or something.

    Comment by Tim — April 15, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    Yes, home made whiskey, the finest whiskey on the west coast.

  257. Enjolras says:

    Got paid to be a field rep in North Carolina in the summer of 07.

    I know exactly what you mean. People talk about everything except why they’re actually there. Drove me insane…er.

  258. Bitterlaw says:

    I took my daughter and her friend to see Titanic (they have seen it on DVD but wanted to see it in 3D). I’m sorry to say the ship still sinks and Jack still dies. On the bright side, Kate Winslett’s n ipples were the size o softballs and in 3D!

  259. Bitterlaw says:

    Jul – it’s called having a life outside of politics. People talk about alot of things – sports, movies, music, more sports, etc.

  260. Emerica says:

    Paul just swept another Washington district.

    King County, Washington 11th District

    “@Thejeff123 20 delegates total in the 3rd district #RonPaul gets 12. No other campaign got any. @ronpaul @ronpaulfreedom”!/JoshuaatAtlas

  261. bio mom says:

    The winners of the caucus elections should get the delegates, not this nonsense. Even when Romney gains as in Notth Dakota. This is just wrong. May the caucus system die quickly.

  262. janz says:

    Seven Ways 2012 Won’t Be Anything Like 2008 For Team Obama

    Cliff notes version:

    2012 will be a referendum, not a choice
    No more promises of bipartisanship.
    No more “Yes, we can.”
    No more youth movement.
    Blue-state big business has moved on.
    Selecting a campaign message will be a zero-sum choice
    Obama is no longer the master of his fate.

  263. Enjolras says:

    Speaking of movies…

    EVERYONE needs to see Cabin in the Woods.

    Joss Whedon is a genius.

  264. Emerica says:

    Final episode of full metal jousting is on. Think I will have to watch this. ha

  265. Bitterlaw says:

    Funny how these “delegates” that Paul wins are not delegates to the national convention. They are just delegates that may or may not pick real delegates. Since Bunu refuses to give up, let me remind everybody that he is an America-hating Bastard.

  266. Emerica says:

    Cabin in the Woods is getting good reviews.

  267. Emerica says:

    Not the Colorado ones. Those were national delegates.

  268. Enjolras says:

    Things I’m capable of discussing other than politics:

    Fish and fish related activities (aquarium or actually killing and eating)
    Theater in general
    Limited NFL sports chat
    International travel (been to Iceland, Poland, Russia, Germany, Israel, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mexico, and 101 percent land)
    American Revolution
    Napoleon Bonaparte

  269. MFG says:

    Tell me about Zimbabwe…

  270. Enjolras says:

    I’m sure you’re a fellow brown jacket?

  271. Enjolras says:

    Was beautiful, so long as you stayed on the hotel grounds.

    Outside of that, I wouldn’t care to guess.

    Glad to be able to say I’ve been there. If you can go, do.

  272. MFG says:

    So you didn’t see anything about how average people live?

    I wonder how people live under hyperinflation

  273. Enjolras says:

    Very little in Zimbabwe. They keep the tourists away from that.

    South Africa, the shanty towns were everywhere.

    Saw more poverty up close in Russia (the Kalinangrad Oblast). Extreme poverty buffeted by extreme opulence.

    We stayed in the same hotel suite as Yelsin. Cool experience.

  274. lisab says:

    “I’m sure you’re a fellow brown jacket?”

    oh no …

    you are in love with summer glau

  275. MFG says:

    Interesting, thanks

  276. Enjolras says:


    Nope. Glad you speak fluent nerd though 🙂

  277. Enjolras says:


    Victoria falls was lovely. Going on a safari on elephant back was an unforgettable experience as well.

  278. lisab says:

    “Nope. Glad you speak fluent nerd though”

    it’s worse than i thought

    you are in love with morena baccarin

  279. lisab says:

    “Glad you speak fluent nerd ”

    my hubby calls me river/inarra depending on the situation

    never kaylee

  280. Enjolras says:


    More of a Selma Blair type, actually.

  281. lisab says:

    hellboy … eeeeeek

  282. lisab says:

    my hubby once made me go see the first three star war movies in one day

    six hours of my life i will never get back

  283. Enjolras says:


    No, no. Cruel Intentions, late 90’s Selma.

    Legally Blonde Selma isn’t totally unfortunate either 😉

  284. lisab says:

    legally blonde?!

    go back to science fiction

    its more manly

  285. Enjolras says:


    I sang show tunes down the hallway in High School.

    I gave up manly over a decade ago.

  286. janz says:

    100 years ago the Titanic sank.

    147 years ago Lincoln was asssassinated.

    April 15th is not a lucky day in history.

  287. Enjolras says:

    Data vs. Spock:


  288. lisab says:

    ok, explain to me how their are horses in space

    that whedon sure was a jeanius

  289. Enjolras says:


    Just go see Cabin in the Woods.

    Murderous Unicorns don’t exist in the real world either (but it would be so cool if they did).

  290. MFG says:

    Picard is my favorite of all of the captains

  291. lisab says:

    ok … thread rule

    no star trek wierdness crapola

  292. Emerica says:

    Las Vegas Revoew: Paul supporters like there chances in Nevada.

    …only this time, the GOP chairman is a Ron Paul supporter (unlike Sue Lowden)

    Four years ago, James Smack grabbed the microphone at the Nevada Republican Party Convention to lead a revolt by Ron Paul supporters.
    That attempt to take over the convention failed when the GOP convention chairman shut the 2008 meeting down.
    Today, Smack is acting chairman of the Nevada Republican Party and among the vanguard of Paul backers methodically taking over the state and county parties from within. They’ve been promoting both the Texas congressman’s ideas and his GOP presidential campaign.

  293. DrJay says:

    Bunu, stop talking Smack.

  294. DrJay says:

    Convention headline:

    Paul Supporters High on Smack

  295. lisab says:

    soooooooooooo … if paul manages to place all his supporters as delegates

    they all still have to vote for romney at the convention

  296. DrJay says:

    The Republican Party is taking the matter to court claiming they had called “no Smack backs”.

  297. Enjolras says:

    Gentlemen. I wash my hands of this weirdness!

  298. jason says:

    Bunu made a long convoluted statement, but basically the result was that Paul lost Colorado like every other state. Fitting since he only got 12% of the popular vote.

  299. jason says:

    ” Guess what? The announcers are light-skinned, & average height (by U.S. standards).

    My point? It is this: the average Mexican immigrant (& the second-generation Mexican immigrant) is dark-skinned, & shorter than average (by U.S. standards).”

    Racist garbage.

  300. jason says:

    ” Cheney has admitted on camera that he is war criminal.”

    I guess in that case Ron Paul has admitted he is a traitor with his truther statements.

    He also supports Bradley Manning, another traitor. He called Bradley a “patriot”.

    Dick Cheney is a patriot.

  301. Emerica says:

    Only half the delegates are bound in Nevada although the national GOP has rules against binding delegates that may over rule state.

    Either way the Paul supporters won’t be supporting Romney even if they are “supposed to”

  302. DrJay says:

    Can you imagine these people in charge of anything?

  303. MFG says:

    The nut house maybe…

  304. jason says:

    ” Either way the Paul supporters won’t be supporting Romney even if they are “supposed to”

    Because they are not really Republicans, as well all knew.

    In any case, Ron Paul’s reign of kookiness is about over. It might live on somewhat with Rand Paul but at least Texas has gotten rid of this fraud for good. And after his irrelevant candidacy and without his congressional seat, Ron Paul will be relegated to the status he deserves, as a whacko railing from the fringes of the political scene.

  305. Emerica says:

    RomneyCare folks had better bother to show up this time because the Ron Paul supporting GOP chairman of Nevada will not be shutting it down this time.

  306. MFG says:


  307. jason says:

    Yeah Romney supporters should show up at the Convention even though Romney got 50% of the caucus votes.

    Otherwise a coalition of earmarkers, porkers, racists, anti-semites, anti-American, truther wackos will try to hijack the convention.

  308. Emerica says:

    We took over the convention with greater than 50% last time with far fewer…

  309. DrJay says:

    There’s something to be proud of.

  310. Emerica says:

    Romney is a not a conservative.

    He’s in the wrong party.

  311. jason says:

    Good show on the Titanic tonight. If it is repeated I recommend it.

    Oh, I mean the ship, not Ron Paul’s candidacy.

  312. jason says:

    Hehe, Bunu, you can write that you think Ron Paul is a conservative, but I bet you can’t say it with a straight face.

  313. jason says:

    ” We took over the convention with greater than 50% last time with far fewer…”

    That’s why I think Paulbots are closer to National Socialists than any other political persuasion.

    They don’t really believe in Democracy. They believe they are entitled to power, so if they buy it or steal it the ends justify the means.

  314. Emerica says:

    Romney won the Nevada GOP straw poll.

    We’re going to win the caucus though.

  315. jason says:

    No, Romney won the Nevada Caucus with 50%. Ron Paul was a distant third.

    Paulbots are trying to hijack the convention to subvert the results.

  316. jason says:

    Time to pack it in, you know its a dead thread when you are left responding to Bunu’s irrelevant fantasies.

  317. Tim says:

    What do you know about ass kicking? Besides nothing?

  318. Tim says:

    Really? I figured you’d like Catherine. She’s from Michigan.

  319. test says:


    TEST 51.3% 43.6% 5.1%
    RASM 47.7% 45.5% 6.8%
    RASM 46.8% 46.4% 6.9%
    TEST 50.0% 47.0% 3.0%

    AVE. 49.1% 45.0% 5.9%

  320. test says:


    TEST   51.3%     43.6%     5.1%
    RASM   47.7%     45.5%     6.8%
    RASM   46.8%     46.4%     6.9%
    TEST   50.0%     47.0%     3.0%

    AVE.   49.1%     45.0%      5.9%

  321. fred says:

    Law student, eh? Started thinking about that future job yet? May I make a suggestion? Check out JD Match in between the papers and exams. I work with JD Match and it’s a great step for any law student looking for an AmLaw firm job and a little weight off their shoulders.