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Open Thread Wednesday!

So you all want an Open Thread? Here’s one….

Posted by Dave at 9:58 am
Filed under: General | Comments (1,839)

1,839 Responses to “Open Thread Wednesday!”

  1. DW says:

    UNO!!!

  2. DW says:

    The Wizard lives! Some were wondering yesterday if we were on the last ever thread.

  3. NYCmike says:

    New thread! Dave is back from Pogo Loco!!

  4. NYCmike says:

    MS13 members have a “spark of divinity” in them……Pelosi is a gift!

  5. NYCmike says:

    That was 2 weeks since the last thread, and about 50 polls have been listed by MG and others.

    #NeverTrumpers are very stubborn!

  6. MichiganGuy says:

    wow, can you tell Wissing doesn’t give a s@#t about this site anymore? Trump Derangement Syndrome has completely taken him over it looks like he is done with politics.

  7. MichiganGuy says:

    Maybe, Bitterlaw will buy the site from Wissing. Someone should make him an offer. Hopefully, not one of the trolls.

  8. Bitterlaw says:

    Hmmm. It’s good to be FB friends with the Wizard. I get results.

  9. Bitterlaw says:

    MG – The Wizard has a life. Not posting new threads is his way of remibding us. Bastard.

  10. Chicon says:

    Woot woot! Now it’ll take less than 2 minutes to refresh the page…

  11. MichiganGuy says:

    Give me a break BL. It takes what 2 minutes to make a new thread and when he does he sarcastically put “So you all want an Open Thread? Here’s one…” C’mon we all know he hasn’t been the same since Trump won.

  12. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    YouGov just released its weekly tracking poll which shows Dem +5 in the CGB, the same as last week. The PID of the poll is D+9 and the GOP is +11 with Independents(36/25).

  13. Bitterlaw says:

    We need HHR more than the Wizard needs us.

    Dave’s interest in HHR began to lessen before Trump was elected. I first noticed it after the death of his cat, Calculus. He used to post a photo of his cat before holidays. Since Calculus died, he has not posted any photos.

  14. MichiganGuy says:

    As soon as I can think of an epic rant I’m out of here ❗ ❗ ❗ 😛 😎

  15. mnw says:

    Thx, Dave.

    Pls remember gang to click on his Amazon ads.

    I could not post on the old thread at the end for unknown reasons. It occurred to me that if anything went haywire here, I’d be SOL, in terms of knowing what happened.

    If this site ever goes black, God forbid, can anybody suggest an alternate temporary rendezvous site?

  16. MichiganGuy says:

    For fun, I would go to dailykos.com and mess with the snowflakes. LOL

  17. DW says:

    Whole pile of changes at RCP, mostly in the GOP direction:

    Paladin – 2018 House Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
    C Dist | Cnt | Cook | Gonz. | Saba.| CNN | RCP | Avg Score
    ———————————————————–
    CA_22 R | 148 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    CO_03 R | 149 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    NY_23 R | 150 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    OK_05 R | 151 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    SC_01 R | 152 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    WA_03 R | 153 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    IN_09 R | 154 | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.6
    SC_05 R | 155 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    FL_06* R | 156 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    FL_25 R | 157 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    MO_02 R | 158 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    NC_08 R | 159 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_07 R | 160 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_10 R | 161 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_15 R | 162 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    PA_14* D | 163 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    PA_16 R | 164 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    WI_07 R | 165 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    IN_02 R | 166 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_06 R | 167 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_08 R | 168 | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.8
    CA_04 R | 169 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    FL_15* R | 170 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    MI_01 R | 171 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    NC_02 R | 172 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    OH_14 R | 173 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    CA_50 R | 174 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.4
    MI_06 R | 175 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 4.4
    WI_06 R | 176 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    MI_07 R | 177 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    WV_03* R | 178 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    GA_07 R | 179 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    TX_21* R | 180 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    FL_16 R | 181 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 4
    FL_18 R | 182 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    IL_13 R | 183 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    NJ_03 R | 184 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4
    NY_24 R | 185 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    IL_14 R | 186 | Lk R | Sf R | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    VA_05 R | 187 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 3.6
    AR_02 R | 188 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 3.6
    CA_21 R | 189 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.6
    PA_10 R | 190 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.6
    MT_01 R | 191 | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.2
    NY_01 R | 192 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.8
    NC_13 R | 193 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    WA_05 R | 194 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    GA_06 R | 195 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 2.8
    NM_02* R | 196 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    OH_01 R | 197 | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    IA_03 R | 198 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    ME_02 R | 199 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    NY_11 R | 200 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    VA_02 R | 201 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    VA_07 R | 202 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    KY_06 R | 203 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    MI_08 R | 204 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Lk R | 2
    TX_32 R | 205 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 2
    CA_45 R | 206 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    KS_03 R | 207 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    UT_04 R | 208 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    OH_12* R | 209 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 1.4
    NC_09* R | 210 | Ln R | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Lk R | 1.4
    NE_02 R | 211 | Ln R | Tlt R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | 1.4
    KS_02* R | 212 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    WI_01* R | 213 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    IL_06 R | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    TX_07 R | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    CA_10 R | 216 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 0.6
    NJ_07 R | 217 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Toss | Toss | 0.6
    ——–Democrats need ALL the below for control——-
    IL_12 R | 218 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    TX_23 R | 217 | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    MN_03 R | 216 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    CA_25 R | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CA_48 R | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CO-06 R | 213 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    IA_01 R | 212 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_19 R | 211 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_22 R | 210 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    FL_26 R | 209 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    PA_01 R | 208 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    PA_17 R | 207 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_01* D | 206 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_02 R | 205 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_08* D | 204 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    WA_08* R | 203 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    VA_10 R | 202 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    NJ_11* R | 201 | Toss | Tlt D | Toss | Toss | Toss | -0.2
    MI_11* R | 200 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -0.4
    CA_39* R | 199 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -0.4
    CA_49* R | 198 | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -0.8
    PA_07* R | 197 | Ln D | Tlt D | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -1
    NH_01* D | 196 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    NV_03* D | 195 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    AZ_02* R | 194 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    NJ_02* R | 193 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    FL_27* R | 192 | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2
    AZ_01 D | 191 | Ln D | Tlt D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.2
    NV_04* D | 190 | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.8
    NJ_05 D | 189 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    FL_07 D | 188 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    CA_07 D | 187 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.6
    MN_07 D | 186 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.6
    PA_06* R | 185 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    PA_08 D | 184 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    AZ_09* D | 183 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    FL_13 D | 182 | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    PA_05* R | 181 | Lk D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    NH_02 D | 180 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    WI_03 D | 179 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    CA_24 D | 178 | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.2
    CT_05* D | 177 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | -5.2
    IA_02 D | 176 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6
    NY_18 D | 175 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6
    OR_05 D | 174 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6
    NY_03 D | 173 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.6

    *indicates open seat

  18. Bitterlaw says:

    We could go to Corey’s blog. It has been vacant for years.

  19. mnw says:

    MG

    That’s an excellent idea– conservative treehouse! They’re batzh*t krazzy, so I know I’d fit right in.

    I tried to organize a KOS raiding party once a few years back, but nobody was interested.

    RE: the MO Sen Gravis poll on the last thread:

    Pure garbage– an internal from the perennial candidate who’s running against Hawley in the GOP primary. I’m always happy to read good news about McCaskill being in trouble, but that poll stinks on ice.

  20. Cash Cow TM says:

    Some poll has come out (independent one, I think) about WV U.S. Senate race.

    Seems Manchin is well positioned…has good numbers in all 3 of WV’s CDs…
    *************************************
    manchin fvored by 70 some % of Ds, 3o some % of Indys and 29% of Rs…

    When cow wakes up, I will dig for more details…after I fininsh a long list of chores.
    ___________________________________
    Cow new motto: “Life Sucks, Get used To It!”

  21. mnw says:

    The KOS Kids aren’t snowflakes. They’re Stalinist robots.

  22. MichiganGuy says:

    Test

  23. Cash Cow TM says:

    “SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Federal and local authorities are investigating mysterious booms being reported in Upper Bucks and Lehigh Counties.

    Springfield Township police say there have been multiple reports of loud explosions, with the most recent one happening shortly after 4 a.m. on Tuesday.”
    ___________
    CRAP!

    Now I have one more thing I have to investigate and put on the chore list…

    Bitter,
    do you think MD is involved in this?
    Juls?

  24. MichiganGuy says:

    LOL, I didn’t know Dave banned mentioning someones name whose initials are ED

  25. MichiganGuy says:

    mnw, KOS kids aren’t that bad. lol

  26. mnw says:

    Wes & I discovered that his robocop blocks the names of porn stars like j=e=n=n=a h=a=z=e.

    I dunno who “ED” is: erectile dysfunction?

  27. Bitterlaw says:

    Juls is more likely the suspect. MD is too tired.

  28. jason says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    May 22, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    I had no idea Jason was so religious. You think you know an A-hole but there is always a surprise.”

    A-holes run deep….

  29. Mr.Vito says:

    Hal only blocks porn stars who show up on this site and troll.

  30. MichiganGuy says:

    We can all meet up at https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/ if, Wissing decides to close the site.

  31. mnw says:

    RAS 48

  32. MichiganGuy says:

    ED the guy who likes to poop on peoples lawns. LOL

  33. Mr.Vito says:

    This is where we’ll meet…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m34NGreosnE

  34. MichiganGuy says:

    Serious, try typing his name. Hal will put your comment in moderation.

  35. Michael says:

    With Rasmussen going to D+1 the GOP suddenly has surged in the GCB on RCP.

    D’s lead is D+3. It’s essentially a 2012 environment right now. That means probably 12-15 GOP House losses at most, and likely a pickup in at least MN-01 (possibly MN-08 too).

  36. MichiganGuy says:

    We would all get banned from RRH in ten minutes or less if, we started posting on that site. LOL

  37. Michael says:

    38 Bitter and I would know

  38. jason says:

    wow, can you tell Wissing doesn’t give a s@#t about this site anymore? Trump Derangement Syndrome has completely taken him over it looks like he is done with politics.”

    Huh, MG, why don’t you start your own blog and then you can run it the way you want.

    You can depict Trump as God and have 200 threads a day for your 2 readers.

  39. mnw says:

    Bitter, Michael AND mnw would know.

    I got banned the second time for posting unkind things about a former Miss America.

  40. jason says:

    Now I have one more thing I have to investigate and put on the chore list…”

    Hey Cow, mind your own business in WV, leave the investigating in PA to the locals here.

    Bitter, you are closer, could you run up to upper Bucks and give us a report on the booms?

  41. MichiganGuy says:

    jason finally shows up to throw a hissy fit.
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  42. mnw says:

    jason

    Why don’t you start your own blog? You can call it the “GFY! Blog.” It will be wildly popular among those who enjoy being flogged.

  43. jason says:

    have 200 threads a day for your 2 readers.”

    Ok so maybe Mom and Dad could live with 50 threads.

  44. Michael says:

    41 sorry about that you are right

  45. MichiganGuy says:

    jason is too lazy to start a conversation let alone a blog. That is why he is always butting into other peoples communications.

  46. jason says:

    It will be wildly popular among those who enjoy being flogged.”

    Hmmmm… think it would be more popular than MG’s blog featuring paintings of Trump being born in a manger?

  47. DW says:

    Finally found a good illustration of what the culture is like over at RRH, having just watched the classic WWII film Bridge on the River Kwai.

    RRH leadership is just like Colonel Nicholson, the British man leading his men while in Japanese POW camp in Burma…focused on rules, decorum, trust your enemies and make them your friends. He was committed to due process and the roles given, but in the end builds a quality railroad bridge to help the enemy war effort, despite the occasional warning gently given by his second in command.
    In the end when British special agents arrive secretly to blow up the bridge, Col. Nicholson spots the demolition wires and exposes the plot, calls for help from his Japanese commanders, and only after the American and British men around him are killed does he finally wake up saying ‘what have I done?’ and then, dying, falls on the plunger to blow up the bridge.

    The one difference is RRH leaders would never say ‘what have I done?’ and fall on the plunger. They will just go on taking pride in the bridge they built and keep doing the work of the enemy.

  48. jason says:

    jason finally shows up to throw a hissy fit.”

    LOL

    “MichiganGuy says:
    May 23, 2018 at 10:04 am

    wow, can you tell Wissing doesn’t give a s@#t about this site anymore? Trump Derangement Syndrome has completely taken him over it looks like he is done with politics.”

    I love this place.

  49. MichiganGuy says:

    jason, I know more people appreciate all the polls I post compared to the nonsense you post.

  50. MichiganGuy says:

    jason, I just said, what most people already know but, some like you and BL want to pretend it isn’t true.

  51. jason says:

    That is why he is always butting into other peoples communications.”

    Is that what you call your silly rants?

    “Communications”

    Okayyy…..

    Attention HHR: there will be a new sill–, huh, communication from MG at 11:37 Hours.

  52. Michael says:

    I can just imagine the DCCC is full panic mode right now though.

    Literally they haven’t been at D+3 this entire election. They probably didn’t think they needed a platform to run on, now all they have is Nancy Pelosi.

  53. Waingro says:

    RCP Generic ballot average now down to D+3 and that still has a stale Reuters/Ipsos D+1 that is bound to soon show a new R+ figure, given what Reuters tracking revealed yesterday. “Blue wave” crumbling?

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/2018_generic_congressional_vote-6185.html

  54. jason says:

    jason, I know more people appreciate all the polls I post compared to the nonsense you post.”

    Ahhh, so you are here to be appreciated?

    Who knew?

  55. Michael says:

    55 It’s probably going to drop down to D+2-2.5 by the end of the day.

    Reuters was showing anything from R+1-R+6 in its tracking poll.

  56. jason says:

    jason is too lazy to start a conversation”

    Wow, now that hurts.

    I promise to strive to start more conversations so I can be appreciated like MG.

    Does anyone have an opinion on whether you should start milking a llama from the left or right side?

  57. jason says:

    jason, I just said, what most people already know but, some like you and BL want to pretend it isn’t true.”

    Hey Bitter, 50-50?

  58. Wobbles says:

    With those kinds of numbers, you won’t be seeing me here today.

    Unless there is something breaking re-Stormy.

  59. Redmen4ever says:

    Only 37 percent of people trust the polls.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/most-americans-dont-trust-public-opinion-polls_us_58de94ece4b0ba359594a708

    >personally, I don’t think it’s that many.

  60. Mr.Vito says:

    So you don’t trust the poll?

  61. mnw says:

    muh Stormy is a little long in the tooth to bring in customers who will pay to see her strip. Also, she looks like she’s had a tough life. The people who pay to see her must be NeverTrumpers & the Resistance.

    Maybe Brennan & Comey should try poll dancing too.

  62. Wobbles says:

    RCP is the gold standard.

    It’s at 43.5%.

    I said that at 45% Rs hold the House.

    What is that suicide hotline number again?

  63. mnw says:

    sb “pole dancing”

  64. Mr.Vito says:

    Stormy is just thrilled that she has gotten so much camera time without having to take her clothes off.

  65. Wobbles says:

    Last week I said the increase across the board of Trump’s approval ratings was noise.

    I am here in Bogo Pogo trying to think of something to call it this week.

  66. mnw says:

    I think the reason Dave isn’t very engaged lately is that nobody ever posts about Maryland politics.

  67. jason says:

    In Texas there was a saying “ridden hard and put away wet” for women like Stormy.

  68. mnw says:

    Vito

    Her clothed TV appearances are pulling in SRO crowds for her unclothed gentlemen’s club shows.

  69. Bitterlaw says:

    mnw- KOS was too big too raid. There were so many threads and posts that a raid would just get lost.

    The greatest raid was on BeJohnGalt. They were so devastated that they started a registration system, banned posters and started kicking out long term posters. Janz used to post there.

  70. Mr.Vito says:

    You know why I think Dave doesn’t give a @&$! anymore?

    Because he told us so exactly two threads ago…

    Big mystery.

  71. jason says:

    Has MG started his new blog yet?

    I don’t want to waste any time getting to it.

  72. Mr.Vito says:

    The best raid was when Mr.Bitter and jason rescued me from MDs sock drawer.

  73. DW says:

    I thought my WWII mention above might draw out Marv.

  74. mnw says:

    One would think the WV GOP primary might have gotten Dave off the ledge.

  75. mnw says:

    BL

    When I proposed the KOS raid years ago, KOS had not yet metastasized. It’s grown like undetected lung cancer.

  76. jason says:

    Bitter you want to go in 50-50 and make Dave an offer?

    We could let MG post the polls so we wouldn’t have to do any work.

    We could allow some intelligent guest posters like Cash Cow.

    And we could have fun doing what Dave doesn’t do, skewer some of the comments.

  77. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – We can share the points.

    Several years ago, I made one visit to RRH. I got into an argument with a college student. He followed me here. He then looked up my home phone number and told my wife that I was being threatening on a blog. I called him back and told him that calling my house was a bad idea. It turned out he was a nice enough guy and wanted to go to law school. I advised against it. I don’t recall the name he used over there.

  78. jason says:

    The best raid was when Mr.Bitter and jason rescued me from MDs sock drawer.

    Am looking for someone who can spin a good yarn to write a definitive account of that raid.

  79. Bitterlaw says:

    Mr. Vito – Rescuing you was easy. MD hit the Goose hard back then.

    We have tried to locate and rescue DrJay but Sir Carmine moves him frequently.

  80. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – Wissing must be making big money on those 1776 ads or he would not run them for 10 years. The price tag on HHR might be too steep.

  81. jason says:

    I have a little put away for my dream herd of llamas. I am sure you have a nest egg.

    And we can sell ads too.

  82. NYCmike says:

    Rescuing MD will be the most difficult raid ever!

  83. NYCmike says:

    jason defending Wissing despite the lack of new threads reminds of jason defending Congress, despite their lack of pushing conservative-oriented legislation.

    Odd that an A-Hole would defend those NOT doing their jobs….after all, an A-Hole NOT doing its job regularly can only lead to a big mess.

  84. jason says:

    If there is any wonder why my interest in national politics and even posting on this website was waned so much, it is the complete an utter disappearance of sanity in the Republican Party that plays a big part of it.”

    I fully agree. That is why I left the party. This was the first primary I didn’t vote in or volunteer to help in 30 years. I always picked some people in local elections to help, had yard signs, went door to door, put up signs, gave money, etc. No more. My wife said who should I vote for governor and I said Scott Wagner, that was the extent of my involvement.

    A party that doesn’t fight for free markets, free trade, free enterprise, smaller government, personal responsibility, is not my party. The protectionist and isolationist agenda of the AFL-CIO is not my agenda. Crony capitalism is not my agenda.

    So I sympathize with Dave’s feelings about the R party.

    But life goes on, there are many issues out there that I care about whether I am a R or not.

    If I think of myself as a Republican I get depressed. If I think of myself as an independent now free to just vote my conscience and engage in issues regardless of party I feel better.

  85. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC thinks posting at HHR is Dave’s job? I won’t waste an LOL on it but it is pretty funny.

  86. jason says:

    jason defending Wissing despite the lack of new threads”

    On behalf of Dave, why dont you GFY.

    Feel free to leave and start your own blog if you don’t like it here.

    Maybe you can partner up with MG, and expand your readers to 4 instead of 2.

  87. jason says:

    NYC thinks posting at HHR is Dave’s job?”

    I wouldn’t be surprised he is that stupid.

    I will waste a

    LOL.

  88. jason says:

    despite their lack of pushing conservative-oriented legislation.”

    Chuck Schumer, funded by Trump for decades, is not pushing conservative-oriented legislation?

    Who knew?

  89. NYCmike says:

    That was only a little bit of bait ……those bottom-feeders are easy pickings, Ma!

  90. jason says:

    Odd that an A-Hole would defend those NOT doing their jobs”

    Dang, just yesterday we were commenting that Paul’s post defending Maduro could be stupidest post in history.

    But NYC’s contention that Dave’s job is posting at HHR could be a serious contender.

    Nothing is forever.

  91. Bitterlaw says:

    Video of The Wizard’s response to MG’s request for a new thread.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WCSZfmbFJyQ

  92. NYCmike says:

    It will be interesting to compare notes at the end of Trumps term……cuts in regulations, number of justices picked, and an interesting one, how many tariffs ACTUALLY LEVIED.

    There is a chance we will find out that a supposedly non-ideological President combined with an ideological Vice President could surpass, in positive accomplishments, an ideologically active President combined with an ideologically squishy VP.

    Interesting times indeed!

  93. NYCmike says:

    If it isn’t Wissings job to do so, please let me know who else is allowed the job of creating new threads.

    And also ask Bitter what he meant in comment #8……

  94. Michael says:

    Gravis will be coming out with new poll for WV soon

  95. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – I sent Dave a message asking for a new thread. We received a new thread. Although I am no longer Governor, I still have some influence.

  96. CG says:

    Dave doesn’t get paid to post new threads on here or do anything else on here. He actually has a full-time job, and one that does not involve working for family.

  97. NYCmike says:

    “NYC – I sent Dave a message asking for a new thread. We received a new thread.”

    -He did his job.

    Thank you.

  98. NYCmike says:

    C

  99. NYCmike says:

    🙂

    “CG” makes an appearance! Always good for a laugh!

  100. CG says:

    Try the Meatloaf

  101. jason says:

    If it isn’t Wissings job to do so, please let me know who else is allowed the job of creating new threads.”

    Zzzzzzz….

    When you have your own blog, feel free to start as many threads as you want.

    Or restrict access to deadenders sending messages.

    The possibilities are limitless.

    But until then, GFY.

  102. NYCmike says:

    At least in MD’s case, he (supposedly) quit his one job working for a big firm to go out on his own. Of course, then he started complaining about the cost of insurance premiums…….if only he hadn’t ignored me all those years……

    In “CG”‘s case, I have yet to hear any news of him starting a business by himself, or with family…..ODD, isn’t it?

  103. Bitterlaw says:

    “Job” is based on the idea that Dave has an obligation to post new threads. He does not. HHR is a small interest of a benevolent dictator.

  104. NYCmike says:

    “NYC – I sent Dave a message asking for a new thread. We received a new thread.”

    jason,

    Bitterlaw already settled the case of whose job it is to create new threads.

    Thanks, but No Thanks. Your sh*t ain’t selling at the HHR Marketplace.

    Try Over-stock.com.

  105. Bitterlaw says:

    I never heard of NYC starting a business. Why would he when he could just walk into one already run by his family?

  106. CG says:

    I’ve been an independent contractor before. If I had family with a company that allowed me to do virtually nothing for a paycheck, it would of course be appealing.

  107. CG says:

    If NYC is unhappy with the number of threads created, he should maybe ask for his subscription to be refunded.

  108. NYCmike says:

    ““Job” is based on the idea”

    -Did you write the comment, or did I, where it was mentioned “NOT doing its job”?

    Before you tell that person what their idea was based on, maybe, JUST MAYBE, you should first ask that person, before making an absolute jackass out of yourself, and sucking in another A-Hole with you.

  109. NYCmike says:

    “If I had family with a company that allowed me to do virtually nothing for a paycheck, it would of course be appealing.”

    -That would be appealing to me as well.

    I could spend more time with my wife, my son, my golf game, my church, my friends from high school, my friends from college…..when I get to that point with my family business, I will gladly comment on my adventures throughout the day.

    Until then, you can live in your fantasy world if you like it there.

  110. jason says:

    NYC thinks Dave’s job is posting new threads on HHR.

    He probably thinks Dave sits in front of the computer all day, only taking short meal and bathroom breaks, while deciding whether to start another thread or not. If he doesn’t start a new thread as often as NYC wants, he is derelict in his duties.

    Hilarious, but it does show consistent thinking.

    He thinks people who sign bills into law have no responsibility for them, so you can see a trend there.

  111. jason says:

    If NYC is unhappy with the number of threads created, he should maybe ask for his subscription to be refunded.”

    If Dave refuses to comply with such a reasonable request, I will be happy to chip in.

  112. CG says:

    Someone at the company has to be around to count up the legal immigrants and divide by 2.

  113. NYCmike says:

    #112 – This is what happens when the A-Hole is full….of ..it.

  114. NYCmike says:

    Heh!

    jason, Bitterlaw, NOW you have “CG” on the 50% argument!

    Negotiating 101, for squishes!

  115. jason says:

    Before you tell that person what their idea was based on, maybe, JUST MAYBE, you should first ask that person, before making an absolute jackass out of yourself, and sucking in another A-Hole with you.”

    Thankfully I do have a PhD in translations.

    This means “I lost the argument, so let me attack the English language and write some gibberish as revenge”.

  116. CG says:

    So, a blogger, a programmer, and a masseuse walk into a bar…

  117. CG says:

    …and MD picks up the tab for all!

  118. jason says:

    Negotiating 101, for squishes!”

    Ah yes, negotiating.

    Last I heard, Cotton-Perdue were proposing a 50% cut in LEGAL immigration as a “negotiating stance” for dealing with the problem of ILLEGAL immigration.

    Has their bill passed yet? Surely with such brilliant negotiating tactics, it must have advanced by now.

  119. CG says:

    Deporting one parent at a time (50%) can bring the RINO squishes to the negotiating table fast!

  120. Mr.Vito says:

    It is Daves job to post new threads… no one elses.

    It is a task he committed to, performed regularly, and on which others rely. He also does receive money from advertisers who would like him to keep the traffic up.

    It is my job to take care of my daughter… if I want to neglect it because I am too busy or not in the mood, it is my choice.

    Im not judging Dave…nor complaining of course he is free to not post and have Bitterlaw chase him down begging foe a new thread.

    The framing of definitions to ONE connotation for oneupsmanship is so lame.

    No free lunch.

  121. CG says:

    Is there a DCFS for Deadbeat Bloggers?

  122. jason says:

    They did a poll among the hundreds of thousands of illegals crossing the border and asked what they thought of a 50% cut in legal immigration.

    52% said it was a good idea as it might mean less competition for jobs.

    48% asked the interviewer how to get to Albuquerque.

  123. Bitterlaw says:

    Like I said, when you negotiate settlements every day for almost 25 years we can compare strategies.

  124. Mr.Vito says:

    Of course there are lamer things… like showing up to a blog you don’t care about anymore to enter a conversation having nothing to do with you in order to make fun of a man’s family business.

  125. CG says:

    Lamer would be commenting upon it.

  126. Mr.Vito says:

    No free lunch.

  127. Mr.Vito says:

    You are free to leave if you don’t like being called out for trolling.

  128. CG says:

    I paid like $9.50 for lunch. The blog comment are free though!

  129. CG says:

    Who is trolling? This is an open thread on a site where I have participated for 14 years. Snap away.

  130. Bitterlaw says:

    I am starting to respect CG more. He is an intriguing combination of indifference and rage.

  131. CG says:

    Since I’m destined for hell anyway, what do I have to lose?

  132. jason says:

    It is Daves job to post new threads… no one elses.”

    Sorry, that is completely wrong, sorry to disagree with such an illustrious poster as Mr. Vito.

    It’s not his job. The fact “only he can do it” (which is wrong too, since he could easily delegate it) doesn’t mean he is required to post new threads.

    He owns the blog and anything he posts on it is at his exclusive discretion.

    Many blogs don’t even have comment sections. There are blogs that aren’t updated in months.

    Nobody is forced to be here and nobody here has the right to demand anything of Dave.

  133. Bitterlaw says:

    Corey is not a troll. He just hates Trump. Close to half the country agrees with him and I would not call all of them trolls.

  134. CG says:

    If anyone truly feels like they “rely” on these threads, I feel sorry for them and whatever Dave has going on via the private sector with the advertisers is between him and them.

    This is also unrelated to the legal responsibility of a parent taking care of a child.

    Many, many Bernie Sanders voters would of course disagree with everything I just said.

  135. jason says:

    We can word it as follows, if everyone can agree and we can then move on.

    “If Dave chooses to post a new thread, he is solely responsible for doing so”.

    Everybody happy?

  136. Mr.Vito says:

    “It’s not his job.”

    I specifically outlined why it is his job… as well as why Corey is trolling.

    If you made a commitment to doing something, what others do who made no such commitment is irrelevant. Dave is fond of repeating that it is the comment section that makes his site great… he is free to not have a great site. Mike is free to lament it.

  137. jason says:

    I agree with Bitter. Corey said he doesn’t want to post here anymore but he can’t resist doing so. That doesn’t make him a troll.

  138. Mr.Vito says:

    Quibbling over the word job to make a point is silly.

    Using it to belittle a man’s family business Is disgusting.

  139. CG says:

    He hasn’t said anything about the comments being great in a long, long time.

    I suspect he thinks that almost all of you are freaks.

    I think there are just fundamental differences as to what a “job” is and what a “hobby” is, which would definitely fit into the greater divide between Bernie Sanders socialists and traditional free-market conservatives.

  140. Mr.Vito says:

    Corey shows up out of the blue to provoke Mike on a site he doesn’t like.

    That is the definition of internet trolling… so you are both wrong.

  141. Mr.Vito says:

    “He hasn’t said anything about the comments being great in a long, long time.”

    He most certainly has. But how would you know?

    You don’t really come here, right?

  142. CG says:

    I didn’t show up because of Mike, but wouldn’t that be between me and Mike.

    He shows up (or at least used to) used to on a different site where I comment, just to needle him, and I would get a kick of it, just like he says he does with my comments here. Somebody else is the one acting like an aggrieved diva.

    Also, I have no criticism at all of his family business, just perhaps his role in it. His brothers are probably very smart.

  143. CG says:

    just to needle me*

  144. jason says:

    If you made a commitment to doing something,”

    I don’t ever recall Dave making any commitment to me at all. None. Nada. Zilch.

    If he does 100 threads a month or zero, he is not breaking commitments to anybody here, unless you can show me where he committed to post a certain number of threads.

    NYC is free to lament whatever he wants, and if he is unhappy here he is free to leave or start his own blog. And I am free to say his criticism of Dave for “not doing his job” is complete BS really stupid.

  145. Mr.Vito says:

    If anyone thinks Mike was calling posting threads Daves career choice, they are dumber than a box of rocks.

    Possible…

  146. Mr.Vito says:

    “Also, I have no criticism at all of his family business, just perhaps his role in it. His brothers are probably very smart.”

    Viola. Trolling…

  147. CG says:

    Each and every one of us is a Troll then.

  148. jason says:

    Corey shows up out of the blue to provoke Mike on a site he doesn’t like.”

    I don’t think he did that, and in any case there is no way of knowing why he came here. I would guess it is because he can’t resist looking at the comments. If he had come at a time I was being critical of Jeb Bush, he would have attacked me, not NYC. Luck of the draw.

    And if he thinks NYC is a complete moron, a sentiment shared by many here, so be it.

    THere are many things you can call Corey, but I don’t think troll should be one of them.

  149. CG says:

    Free lunches under my bridge for all NeverTrumpers!

  150. Mr.Vito says:

    Just you.

    Jason actually cares about this site and would probably have a beer with Mike.

  151. Mr.Vito says:

    “I don’t think he did that, and in any case there is no way of knowing why he came here.”

    There isn’t? He told us so when conversing with Robbie.

  152. CG says:

    If it were a foreign beer, they would have to split it 50/50.

  153. Mr.Vito says:

    Have the A-holes have officially gone soft?

  154. CG says:

    Now I need a “reason” to comment here. I can’t wait until mnw weighs in.

  155. Mr.Vito says:

    You can comment all you want for no reason…. since you have proudly said you do so, stop pretending you are anything but a troll now.

    Embrace it.

  156. jason says:

    If anyone thinks Mike was calling posting threads Daves career choice, they are dumber than a box of rocks.”

    When it comes to gauging NYC’s stupidity, I have learned that a new low is always possible, so I keep my options open.

    If that makes me dumber than a box of rocks, oh well, I have been called worse.

  157. CG says:

    I showed up today to stick up for Dave Wissing.

    Every single one of Vito’s posts today has been a weak attempt to criticize me. Who is the REAL TROLL?

  158. jason says:

    Jason actually cares about this site and would probably have a beer with Mike.”

    This is true, and some dumb people ARE fun to drink with.

  159. CG says:

    And can we get back to the discussing the hypothetical re-do of the 2012 Delaware Senate race?

  160. Chicon says:

    This discussion is wearing thin. We need a new thread.

  161. Mr.Vito says:

    “Every single one of Vito’s posts today has been a weak attempt to criticize me. Who is the REAL TROLL?”

    Okay, it is more than just possible Corey is dumber than a box of rocks… fair enough.

  162. jason says:

    Free lunches under my bridge for all NeverTrumpers!”

    Zzzzzzz…. soooo passé…..

    Get a room with George Will and Bill Kristol and Ana Navarro who are still living the primaries.

    But save the NeverTrump! paraphernalia for the 2020 campaign, when it will come in handy.

  163. CG says:

    Clearly, due to the climate, Floridians have to construct their own Snowflakes.

  164. Mr.Vito says:

    There are no snowflakes in Florida… in Chicago they seem to be year round.

  165. CG says:

    I’ll contact Rubio for the surplus of the NeverTrump paraphernalia he made, and I would love to spend some time with Ana Navarro and/or George Will.

    I’d be too tempted to call Bill Kristol out on all his bad predictions.

  166. jason says:

    Every single one of Vito’s posts today has been a weak attempt to criticize me.”

    He called me dumber than a box of rocks, I thought that was pretty strong, actually.

    If he wasn’t an A-hole I could get points.

  167. NYCmike says:

    My favorite book in the Old Testament is Lamentations…..makes sense, since HHR is my place to lament, and hope for a restoration of sanity to many of its posters, who obviously lost it after Trump won the 2016 election.

  168. jason says:

    At this rate we are going to get to 1500 posts again quickly and poor Dave is to be subject to dereliction of duty charges again.

  169. jason says:

    and hope for a restoration of sanity to many of its posters, who obviously lost it after Trump won the 2016 election.”

    Yeah, and what about those that sold out all their principles to make excuses for Trump?

    Let’s hope they can get some of their principles restored.

  170. Mr.Vito says:

    “…Dave is to be subject to dereliction of duty charges again.”

    Well, I would say it is because he is depressed, but Mr. Bitterlaw doesn’t believe in that.

  171. Mr.Vito says:

    “Yeah, and what about those that sold out all their principles to make excuses for Trump?”

    That includes you according to the trolls…

  172. NYCmike says:

    On Instapundit:

    ART OF THE DEAL: “In a break from past administrations, President Trump is using brass knuckles to personally cut deals on trade, military burden sharing, diplomacy, domestic energy production and regulations that aides describe as unprecedented and propelling an economic boom. In several [cases] detailed to Secrets, Trump has confronted world leaders in Oval Office meetings to demand better treatment and pushed his Cabinet secretaries to weigh decisions in favor of taxpayers, according to officials.”

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/stephen-miller-trump-americas-negotiator-in-chief-what-voters-wanted-times-10

    “Since that list came out in December, he has made good on promises to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, ordered a cut in funds to Planned Parenthood, boosted military spending, eliminated regulations, ended former President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, worked with Democrats on prison reform, and won historic concessions from North Korea.”

    “life-long Democrat”?

    I think I need to re-evaluate some things….?

  173. CG says:

    So, it’s a good thing he is pledging that the United States will promise and provide security to the tyrant known as Kim Jong Un?

    This troll disagrees.

  174. Mr.Vito says:

    He could be a life-long democrat and still do those things… just not a leftist.

  175. NYCmike says:

    If Reagan were alive today, I am trying to figure out which official Presidential actions that Trump has taken would he criticize.

    jason, which actions?

    “CG”, any ideas?

    Bitterlaw, anything post-November-2016 that Reagan would criticize?

  176. NYCmike says:

    “He could be a life-long democrat and still do those things… just not a leftist.”

    -Point taken.

  177. NYCmike says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/22/fbi-agents-congress-subpoenas/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter

    -This one is for Robbie.

    He needs to call out these FBI agents the same way he called out “mnw” so many times.

    HOW DARE THEY BELITTLE THE FBI!

  178. CG says:

    If Reagan were active on the political scene today, I think, just to name one, he would have had a lot of issues with Trump defending a Russian tyrant and murderer by saying “America does a lot of killing too.”

  179. CG says:

    “Bold gamble” indeed as stated in the now dated 5/9 piece. Everything Romney is quoted in saying in that article is what I agree with.

    Since that day, Trump in the Oval Office has promised that the United States will protect and provide security to Kim Jong Un so that he can remain in power.

  180. Mr.Vito says:

    Yes, I suppose Romney would start the conversation with “I’m taking you out.”

    I apologize for insulting rocks earlier.

  181. NYCmike says:

    “Since that day, Trump in the Oval Office has promised that the United States will protect and provide security to Kim Jong Un so that he can remain in power.”

    -In the article, does Romney say anything about removing Kim Jong Un from power?

  182. NYCmike says:

    I seem to be on the same wavelength as a Sock…… 🙂

  183. NYCmike says:

    “CG”,

    Anything about that Romney statement about REMOVING Kim Jong Un?

    Or is Mitt down with tyrants?

    Reagan would take him to the woodshed as well??

  184. CG says:

    No, you don’t say “I am taking you out”, but the last thing the United States should capitulate on is propping up Kim Jong Un and keeping him in power. He must disarm, unilaterally, and the Trump Administration seems so desperate to have the summit, that they are now backing away from that.

    Kim Jong Un staying in power after he disarms is not our problem. That’s up to his people. We all (should) know what deserves to happen to him.

  185. Mr.Vito says:

    Points for me, jason.

  186. CG says:

    Well, Trump himself is. John Bolton said the right things last week, and Trump cut him off at the knees.

  187. NYCmike says:

    “He must disarm, unilaterally, and the Trump Administration seems so desperate to have the summit, that they are now backing away from that.”

    -Odd……Sanders the press secretary has said repeatedly that the summit may happen on June 12, or it may not……either way, they would keep the pressure on with the end goal of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.

    It’s almost as if “CG” is getting talking points from CNN…..

  188. CG says:

    And little coins that Trump is having made with him and Kim on them in which he is referred to as the “Dear Leader” is pretty sad too.

    He’s chasing a Nobel the same way he chased an Emmy because he seems to think this is all about him.

  189. NYCmike says:

    “John Bolton said the right things last week, and Trump cut him off at the knees.”

    -Oh Lordie…..NOW Bolton is being undercut by Trump, just like Kelly, just like Sessions……the NY Times says so it must be true.

  190. CG says:

    Sanders says she gives “the best information she has at the time” which really means that whatever she says is subject to change.

    Clearly, they should insist on the concessions laid out beforehand before any meeting his held and should stick to that.

  191. NYCmike says:

    “And little coins that Trump is having made…”

    -Is this “man” seriously speaking about “little coins”?

    And, more importantly, do they work on the slot machines at Trump Taj Mahal?

  192. CG says:

    Trump himself before the cameras contradicted what Bolton said, which as President is his right, but proves the point of the dysfunction he is presiding over.

    It is nothing short of pathetic that he is promising Kim Jong Un that the United States will take care of and protect him, and certainly without any sort of mention of human rights or free elections, or anything like that.

  193. CG says:

    I hope Pompeo prevails over Trump.

    We all know that Pompeo is far smarter and far more equipped to make the right calls and decisions than the manchild he reports to.

  194. NYCmike says:

    “Clearly, they should insist on the concessions laid out beforehand before any meeting his held and should stick to that.”

    -Clearly, since its been 60+ years since the war was suspended, and not one President has been able to do something, we should criticize Trump for going about in a way that ‘CG’ does not approve of!

  195. CG says:

    So, propping up a North Korean dictator as part of a client state relationship is the new solution we need?

    I know, I know, we are supposed to just ignore whatever Trump actually says, because we take things too “literally” and instead focus on Pompeo and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

  196. CG says:

    Should we deploy troops to defend Kim Jong Un as long as he disarms?

  197. NYCmike says:

    ” than the manchild he reports to.”

    -The “manchild” is the person who removed Tillerson and picked Pompeo, because, reports say, they are more attuned to what the other thinks than Trump was with Tillerson.

    And the same goes for Bolton vs McMaster.

  198. mnw says:

    Clicking on the ads is a simple way to say, “Thanks, Dave”

    For the troll* to say, “The ads are between Dave & his advertisers” shows just the amount of class you’d expect from that uber geek.

    *post 136. If that’s not a wretched little troll, there’s never been one.

  199. CG says:

    He should never have picked Tillerson in the first place then. That’s on him.

    Let’s hope he can listen to people who are a lot smarter than him and who have served the country more than he ever has, and that includes Pompeo and Bolton.

    And if they are more attuned to his thinking, then he sure fooled a lot of his supporters in the campaign who would have wanted no part of “that thinking.”

  200. CG says:

    Dave has a private sector relationship with his advertisers that is not subject to any regulatory wishes of people who wish he would post more threads or care more for us like a parent might care for a child. If Dave is making money, G-d bless him for doing so.

  201. NYCmike says:

    “Should we deploy troops to defend Kim Jong Un as long as he disarms?”

    -This question is a long way off, ad I am sure it will depend on what decisions/results are made on the ground. So Korea and Japan, I am sure, will have an opinion on this, which should be respected, since they have been good allies for the most part.

  202. CG says:

    I disagree with even entertaining the notion, NYC.

    You have the right to your opinion, but I cannot help but feel if this was said by anyone other than DJT, you would feel much differently.

  203. Mr.Vito says:

    Maybe we should just send him money and leave him to make his weapons and kill his people with help from China and Iran like all the smart presidents…

    That is what winning looks like.

  204. CG says:

    The last thing South Korea or Japan would want would be U.S. troops propping up Kim Jong Un.

  205. NYCmike says:

    “He should never have picked Tillerson in the first place then. That’s on him.”

    -Sure. No biggie. Move on.

    Did the cabinets from prior administrations all work out perfectly?

  206. CG says:

    They seemed to work out better than this one, without regard to party, in terms of Cabinet resignations, firings, etc.

    For one thing, I cannot think of another President who hated his own Attorney General this much.

  207. Mr.Vito says:

    Wow. Trump fired people. Stop the presses.

  208. NYCmike says:

    “You have the right to your opinion, but I cannot help but feel if this was said by anyone other than DJT, you would feel much differently.”

    -Clinton, Obama, Carter……yes, I would have felt differently. And there is plenty of evidence to know that I would have been correct to think so.

    Dubya, not so sure about.

    Papa Bush, Reagan, Nixon – I would have given them some leeway.

  209. NYCmike says:

    “For one thing, I cannot think of another President who hated his own Attorney General this much.”

    -This statement is based on what exactly….press reports and/or more words from Trump, despite the fact that Sessions has NOT been fired?

  210. NYCmike says:

    “They seemed to work out better than this one, without regard to party, in terms of Cabinet resignations, firings, etc.”

    -Seeing as how Trump is dealing with No Korea (1953), Iran (1979), China (1970’s), the Middle East (1948), Russia (when did Putin first come to power?), etc…..it seems as if those cabinet members, and their bosses, maybe should have been held to a higher standard.

  211. Mr.Vito says:

    South Korea and Japan have already demonstrated their willingness to entertain Kim Jong Un for denuclearization.

  212. Mr.Vito says:

    The key is he has to denuclearize…

  213. CG says:

    If anybody in politics, Democrat or Republican, other than DJT a couple of days ago, suggested that U.S. troops might have to be deployed or that the assets or policy of the U.S. government will be to protect the security and lifelong reign of Kim Jong Un (of course without any sort of talks about human rights or free and fair elections), they would have been roundly criticized by all Republicans or conservatives.

    Again, this is another example, of people being flexible to go along with any possible thing that DJT might say.

    If next week, he Tweets that he is 10 minutes away from nuking Pyongyang, the same people will cheer him.

  214. CG says:

    Then he’s not man enough to fire Sessions.

    He’s tried many times to get Sessions to quit, but to his credit, Sessions, whom I am not that fond of, has made it clear he will not quit, and will have to be fired.

  215. Mr.Vito says:

    And no one trusts him fortunately…

    At least, no one is claimimg to have looked into his eyes and seen his soul

  216. CG says:

    I don’t think South Korea or Japan has ever suggested that the U.S. take up shop in North Korea as the bodyguards for Kim Jong Un. Of course, that would not be their call anyway. The idea we would do so would be an affront to the entirety of U.S. history.

  217. Mr.Vito says:

    If Japan, North Korea, and South Korea are open to the US setting up shop for peace, then it would be smart to leave it on the table and then negotiate from there.

  218. mnw says:

    Why take the bait & interact with that troll? Do you LEARN from that troll? Do you ENJOY interacting with it?

  219. CG says:

    Let’s negotiate the release of all political prisoners.

    Let’s negotiate that every and all government subsidized sign and billboard calling for the destruction of the United States be taken down immediately.

    Let’s negotiate that food must not be kept from the people of North Korea, nor information or a free press or freedom of religion.

    Let’s negotiate the establishment of free and fair regular elections with multiple political parties, in which the winner of said elections gets to preside as the leader of the country, with legislative checks and balances.

    Let’s negotiate that he personally apologize to the family of Otto Warmbier.

    All of this plus complete, immediate destruction of the entire North Korean nuclear program and the promise never to threaten the U.S. or our allies again.

    Mr. “Art of the Deal” should get all that on the dotted line before we even entertain the notion that one single American solider might have to die to keep the North Korean fat ass tyrant in power.

  220. Mr.Vito says:

    Good… so you agree we should negotiate.

    All is well.

  221. DW says:

    In an effort to make the dashboard more manageable, I am going to start leaving out the seats where only ONE forecaster is alone in saying the seat is likely D or R while all the rest say its safe. I cannot recall any time in recent years when 5 out of 6 said safe and it went the other way.

    Paladin – 2018 House Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
    C Dist | Cnt | Cook | Gonz. | Saba.| CNN | RCP | Avg Score
    ———————————————————–
    FL_06* R | 156 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    FL_25 R | 157 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    MO_02 R | 158 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    NC_08 R | 159 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_07 R | 160 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_10 R | 161 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_15 R | 162 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    PA_14* D | 163 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    PA_16 R | 164 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    WI_07 R | 165 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    IN_02 R | 166 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_06 R | 167 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_08 R | 168 | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.8
    CA_04 R | 169 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    FL_15* R | 170 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    MI_01 R | 171 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    NC_02 R | 172 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    OH_14 R | 173 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    CA_50 R | 174 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.4
    MI_06 R | 175 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 4.4
    WI_06 R | 176 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    MI_07 R | 177 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    WV_03* R | 178 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    GA_07 R | 179 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    TX_21* R | 180 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    FL_16 R | 181 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 4
    FL_18 R | 182 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    IL_13 R | 183 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    NJ_03 R | 184 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4
    NY_24 R | 185 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    IL_14 R | 186 | Lk R | Sf R | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    VA_05 R | 187 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 3.6
    AR_02 R | 188 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 3.6
    CA_21 R | 189 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.6
    PA_10 R | 190 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.6
    MT_01 R | 191 | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.2
    NY_01 R | 192 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.8
    NC_13 R | 193 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    WA_05 R | 194 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    GA_06 R | 195 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 2.8
    NM_02* R | 196 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    OH_01 R | 197 | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    IA_03 R | 198 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    ME_02 R | 199 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    NY_11 R | 200 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    VA_02 R | 201 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    VA_07 R | 202 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    KY_06 R | 203 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    MI_08 R | 204 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Lk R | 2
    TX_32 R | 205 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 2
    CA_45 R | 206 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    KS_03 R | 207 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    UT_04 R | 208 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    OH_12* R | 209 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 1.4
    NC_09* R | 210 | Ln R | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Lk R | 1.4
    NE_02 R | 211 | Ln R | Tlt R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | 1.4
    KS_02* R | 212 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    WI_01* R | 213 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    IL_06 R | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    TX_07 R | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    CA_10 R | 216 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 0.6
    NJ_07 R | 217 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Toss | Toss | 0.6
    ——–Democrats need ALL the below for control——-
    IL_12 R | 218 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    TX_23 R | 217 | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    MN_03 R | 216 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    CA_25 R | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CA_48 R | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CO-06 R | 213 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    IA_01 R | 212 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_19 R | 211 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_22 R | 210 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    FL_26 R | 209 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    PA_01 R | 208 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    PA_17 R | 207 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_01* D | 206 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_02 R | 205 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_08* D | 204 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    WA_08* R | 203 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    VA_10 R | 202 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    NJ_11* R | 201 | Toss | Tlt D | Toss | Toss | Toss | -0.2
    MI_11* R | 200 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -0.4
    CA_39* R | 199 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -0.4
    CA_49* R | 198 | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -0.8
    PA_07* R | 197 | Ln D | Tlt D | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -1
    NH_01* D | 196 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    NV_03* D | 195 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    AZ_02* R | 194 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    NJ_02* R | 193 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    FL_27* R | 192 | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2
    AZ_01 D | 191 | Ln D | Tlt D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.2
    NV_04* D | 190 | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.8
    NJ_05 D | 189 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    FL_07 D | 188 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    CA_07 D | 187 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.6
    MN_07 D | 186 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.6
    PA_06* R | 185 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    PA_08 D | 184 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    AZ_09* D | 183 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    FL_13 D | 182 | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    PA_05* R | 181 | Lk D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    NH_02 D | 180 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    WI_03 D | 179 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    CA_24 D | 178 | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.2
    CT_05* D | 177 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | -5.2

    *indicates open seat

  222. NYCmike says:

    “Mr. “Art of the Deal” should get all that on the dotted line before we even entertain the notion that one single American solider might have to die to keep the North Korean fat ass tyrant in power.”

    -This last line is now “CG”‘s reasoning for hating Trump…….somewhere, he read that Trump said we would protect Kim Jong Un, and to him that means United States soldiers will be his praetorian guard……absolutely ludicrous thinking…..but then again, we are speaking about “CG”….so par for the course.

  223. Mr.Vito says:

    “Do you LEARN from that troll?”

    Quite a bit actually… nothing I would want to emulate though.

  224. CG says:

    227. You said you were open to it a few minutes ago, and that certainly goes along with what Trump said to the cameras a couple days ago.

  225. NYCmike says:

    The US military has a presence on the Korean peninsula right now, and for the last 60 years…..why would you think that our military would not be needed to help enforce a political solution to this war, if there is one to be had?

    Which other nation can do what we do, with good results for the whole world, not just for us?

  226. mnw says:

    Cow

    Manchin has released a MEMO about an INTERNAL poll, in which he supposedly enjoys an 8-point lead over Morrisey. Not the poll itself, a MEMO about it.

    Sounds to me like a rescue attempt, after the last real poll had Manchin -2.

  227. mnw says:

    DW

    That makes sense.

  228. CG says:

    Yes, we have a presence in Korea in order to protect our interests, and our democratic allies.

    That should not be a concession either.

  229. DW says:

    233 – just heard about that…not sure what to make of it yet.

  230. CG says:

    We should be keeping our troops there, for the time being, but certainly not to protect Kim Jong Un, but to demand he not cheat.

    Regardless of that, as long as he represses his people, he deserves whatever he has coming. If he is scared for his life, then he should ask China or an Asian neighbor country to provide him with asylum.

  231. mnw says:

    NYC & DW

    The Wise Men at RRH say the filing deadline has passed in VA-05 (Garrett, R-inc), so if Garrett does not run, the GOP line will still read “Garrett,” according to them.

  232. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #237 mnw
    I am incredulous that Tom Garrett cannot be replaced on the GOP ballot line if he withdraws. There are over 5 months to go before election day so ballots have not yet been printed.
    What if a candidate dies or becomes disabled? He/she cannot be replaced? Skeptical!

  233. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    I am already nostalgic for the prior thread.

  234. CG says:

    The “Red Wave” will lift all boats. #cruisin

  235. NYCmike says:

    “The “Red Wave” will lift all boats. #cruisin”

    -Did someone claim there was going to be a “Red Wave”?

  236. CG says:

    dblaikie does regularly and you yourself had a post last week in which you said that Republicans could get to 58 Senate seats.

  237. DW says:

    Trump approval – 47%

    Reuters/IPSOS

  238. Michael says:

    Trump average is up now at -9.0 again on RCP

  239. CG says:

    Boom?

  240. NYCmike says:

    “dblaikie does regularly and you yourself had a post last week in which you said that Republicans could get to 58 Senate seats.”

    -dblaikie has expressed increased optimism of holding on to the House.

    I said there is a possibility that Republicans could net 7 seats.

    Do you think there is ZERO % chance of this happening?

  241. CG says:

    dblaike has specifically spoken of the “Red Wave” on numerous occasions and he believes the Republicans will gain seats in the House. To his credit, he sticks by it.

    I think there is zero chance that Republicans will *gain* seats in the House. It’s possible they will keep the House, which would be a huge bust for Democrats.

    As for the Senate, I went through the map, and with the rosiest of glasses, I couldn’t get the GOP to more than 57 seats, so I am going to go with zero percent chance of 58, but they might net seats in the Senate indeed. It’s possible.

  242. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The Democrats are pleading with Trump to get the Saudis to give us more oil. Why don’t they support more fracking and more oil production in the U.S.? Oh, and maybe stop supporting bogus lawsuits against oil companies by leftist toadies — like the former NY attorney general.

    “In a Tuesday letter to President Trump, Senate Democrats asked the president to leverage his friendship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to get Saudi Arabia to use swing capacity to increase world oil supplies. They also want Trump to send Energy Secretary Rick Perry to the June OPEC meeting and to initiate World Trade Organization dispute action against countries artificially inflating world oil prices.

    “We do not want to see the price of oil get more expensive as we go into the summer driving season,” said Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). “Seven of the biggest oil companies got 13 billion in new stock buybacks, and yet American consumers are facing three to maybe four dollars of gas price in the very near future. That sticker shock to the American family could get worse.”

  243. DW says:

    Here is the senate dashboard.

    2018 Paladin Senate Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
    ST | Cnt | Cook | Gonz. | Saba. | CNN | RCP | Score
    ———————————————————–
    NE | 46 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.6
    MS | 47 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | 4.8
    TX | 48 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.6
    TN | 49 | Toss | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    —-Democrats need ALL the below for control—-
    MO | 51 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    IN | 50 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    FL | 49 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    WV | 48 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    ND | 47 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    NV | 46 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    AZ | 45 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    OH | 44 | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2
    MT | 43 | Lk D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.2
    WI | 42 | Lk D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Lk D | -2.6
    MN | 41 | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -3.6
    PA | 40 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    MI | 39 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    NJ | 38 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | -4.8
    VA | 37 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -5.2
    ME | 36 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | -5.6

    To get to 58, GOP would have to run the table and get OH and MT.

  244. NYCmike says:

    “To get to 58, GOP would have to run the table and get OH and MT.”

    MO
    IN
    FL
    WV
    ND
    NV
    AZ
    OH
    MT
    WI
    MN

    Not likely, but still a possibility.

  245. CG says:

    I have to head out.

    I will do better to try to follow Vito’s Rules of Troll Protocol by not just showing up “out of the blue” next time, but by giving at least a half hours notice of my intent to engage and to seek the permission of the group to surface.

    Goodnight.

  246. CG says:

    OH, WI, and MN are steep longshots. (PA too) The party should focus on what is most realistic.

  247. Mr.Vito says:

    “showing up “out of the blue”

    show up whenever you want… you have already told us you no interest in this site now but to mess with people, so you’ll still be trolling…

  248. JC says:

    Well, it looks like another extended stay at Pogo Bogo.

    https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/household-income-trump-economy-optimism/

    Growth: A new report shows that the median household income has climbed 3% since President Trump took office. It’s another sign of a strong economy, and at least one poll shows the public credits Trump for the good news. Should Democrats wave bye to the Blue Wave?
    Median household income has been steadily increasing under Trump, rising from $59,471 in January 2017 to $61,483 last month, according to Sentier Research, which tracks income on a monthly basis using census data.

    This also means that household income is now higher than it’s been in at least 50 years — after adjusting for inflation.

    The latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is 53.6. This index has been in positive territory (anything over 50 is optimistic) since Trump took office. The Quality of Life Index, meanwhile, hit a 14-year high in May and the Financial Stress Index is at an all-time low.

    Gallup’s tracking poll shows that 67% now say it’s a good time to find “a quality job in the U.S.” which is the highest since Gallup started asking this question 17 years ago. The best this measure ever got under Obama was a paltry 45%.

  249. Trump says:

    Red wave to sweep through Cali.

  250. Chicon says:

    So, the lying pig, Clapper, is all over saying they weren’t spying on Trump – they were protecting him from the Russians.

    Why doesn’t anyone ask whether they alerted the campaign to the danger? And did they offer the same protection to Clinton?

  251. Mr.Vito says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/23/mueller-delay-russia-trial/

    I am surprised how badly Mueller eff’ed this up.

  252. Tina says:

    Has Fuhrer Mulehead indicted any Russians that broke into the Dnc Server?

  253. Tina says:

    Mulehead probably relied on unweissman who phuq a up a lot of cases,

  254. Mr.Vito says:

    So Kushner got his security clearance back…

    there goes another talking point.

  255. Diamond Jim says:

    FIB’s will be FIB’s.

  256. GF says:

    79- BL, that was Son of the South (SOTS) who called you. In retrospect, as he admitted to being an Asperger’s case, it’s no surprise that he rang you up for a chat.

  257. Chicon says:

    Vito, serious unforced error to hire all Trump haters. It handed Trump the ability to portray it as a political witch hunt. Especially stupid to hire a lawyer who worked for the Clinton Foundation.

  258. mnw says:

    Chicon 263

    Absolutely.

  259. Tina says:

    Error too with the FBI. Comedy admits to the informants in the campaign, you know the trump protectors.

    The informants aka campaign spies cannot entrap, it is in the federal code which states that.

  260. Tina says:

    Mulehead is defanged though. Only hardcore Drats and Jebot lo says believe his sheot.

    We are now on to Spygate.

    Spygate is getting closer and closer to Milhouse Obumbler.

  261. Tina says:

    Rather than inform congress, as required, Comedy felt the need to leak everything to cn and n.

  262. Tina says:

    Tomorrow the fbi is meeting again with Nunes. Swampstein is not involved in the meeting.m there are questions as to where he recused himself.

  263. NYCmike says:

    “there goes another talking point.”

    -Already moved on to “praetorian guard for Kim Jong Un” talking point.

  264. mnw says:

    Tina

    I prefer “Comrade Brennan” to “the commie.” Just a thought.

  265. jason says:

    If Reagan were alive today, I am trying to figure out which official Presidential actions that Trump has taken would he criticize.

    jason, which actions?”

    I love easy questions.

    Reagan would be appalled at Trump insulting the service record of a war hero like John McCain. He wouldn’t do that in a million years. Reagan truly admired and respected the sacrifices made by American POWs.

    He would be ardently opposed to Trump’s insults of both the Republican and Democrat leadership, that is not the way Reagan believed politics should work.

    Reagan would not approve of blanket tariffs such as Trump is proposing, Reagan believed in free trade, free enterprise, personal responsibility. Reagan was no AFL-CIO conservative. Reagan was not a protectionist or isolationist.

    Reagan would never go for a trillion dollar infrastructure boondoggle give away to the unions.

    Reagan was a strong proponent of NATO and of our international alliances, he would never put them at risk.

    However, there is a lot about Trump Reagan would have approved up. His judicial picks. His effort to rebuild the military. His quest for energy independence. His efforts to cut taxes.

    At the end of the day, there is very little in common between Reagan and Trump. I don’t think Reagan would have liked Trump and I don’t think Trump liked Reagan.

  266. jason says:

    Vito, serious unforced error to hire all Trump haters.”

    Not so sure.

    If the end game was to get rid of Trump, what choice did he have?

  267. jason says:

    It looks more and more like all these people found Trump unacceptable as President and conspired to “fix” the problem.

    In essence they felt they needed to second guess the will of the people.

  268. Chicon says:

    273 – it does look more like that as time goes on. If so, then it probably didn’t matter who Mueller put on his team. However, the appearance of impartiality would have helped Mueller politically.

  269. NYCmike says:

    5 answers in regard to “official Presidential actions”.

    The first one is pre-election. Scratch that one.

    The second one – opposed to insults – oh Lord! Take it, You’ll need it.

    The third one – still ignoring the links provided by Mr. Vito a short time ago. Tough habit to break, I guess.

    Fourth one – Agree with you on this. He would have called Congress shameful if they had passed such a travesty. Trump signed it. Terrible job by Trump, and Congress.

    Fifth one – NATO? What would Reagan do in regard to Turkey? Judge Trump by present-day situations, not as if history has stood still.

    1 good one, 3 very shaky ones, 1 not allowed.

    Terrible.

  270. NYCmike says:

    “At the end of the day, there is very little in common between Reagan and Trump. I don’t think Reagan would have liked Trump and I don’t think Trump liked Reagan.”

    -See what you wrote right before this sentence…….it seems like there are some very important things which both men have in common.

  271. Tina says:

    Mnw, I like it. With your kind permission, I will use Comrade Brennan.

  272. Tina says:

    276

    Both were pro life

    Both liked America

    Both did substantial tag cuts.

    There are some similarities, but Muh Russian, Muh stormy, Muh amnotti,, and Muh Hogg.

  273. MichiganGuy says:

    “If there is any wonder why my interest in national politics and even posting on this website was waned so much, it is the complete an utter disappearance of sanity in the Republican Party that plays a big part of it. Sadly a majority of Republican primary voters, not just in West Virginia, but everywhere seem to agree with this sentiment…the crazier the better….”
    .
    Dave you are wrong. West Virginia rejected Blankenship, in Mississippi polls show deadender McDaniel being rejected, in Nevada Trump convinced Tarkanian to drop out of the race, in Arizona McSally looks to be the choice of the voters. There is no evidence that the Republican party is choosing crazy over top tier candidates in any race. As far as Moore is concerned; he would of easily won if it was not for the washingpost doing a political hit job on him. Socialist Jason tells me not to question Wissing. Jason, I don’t need to start my own blog. You see the internet is not run by communist. There are many blog out there where they actually know how to run their site. Imagine owners or managers actually enjoy running their sites and putting out new threads daily! What a concept. Whether, I choose to stay here or go to another blog is up to me. Also, whether I choose to criticize the great Wissing is also up to me. If, you don’t like it too bad. BL and Jason thinks Dave is doing us such a big favor by keeping HHR going. LOL There are plenty of other sites to go to. I would of left long ago but, the more Jason, BL, and Wes try to push me out; the more I want to stay. LOL

  274. jason says:

    -See what you wrote right before this sentence…….it seems like there are some very important things which both men have in common.”

    No moron, I pointed out a few policy issues they might have been in agreement.

    Reagan and Trump have very little in common.

    And Reagan was a conservative. As you have have said yourself many times, Trump is no conservative.

  275. mnw says:

    MG 280

    I tried to make much the same point. B’ship lost badly, & the GOP hasn’t nominated any witches lately.

  276. jason says:

    “Socialist Jason”

    I really should retire.

    I have all the points.

    What more can an A-hole wish for?

  277. jason says:

    he more Jason, BL, and Wes try to push me out; the more I want to stay.”

    Hey moron, please don’t elevate yourself to the such level of importance that I would care what a functionally illiterate idiot like you does or does not do.

    You are way too stupid to start your own blog, so it was merely a rhetorical suggestion.

    And thanks for calling me a socialist, it just shows how clueless you are.

  278. jason says:

    You see the internet is not run by communist. There are many blog out there where they actually know how to run their site. Imagine owners or managers actually enjoy running their sites and putting out new threads daily!”

    Absolutely.

    Be sure to pick one where literacy is not a requirement though.

  279. MichiganGuy says:

    “Be sure to pick one where literacy is not a requirement though.”
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    Oh yes, the great literacy giant Jason; who thinks the way to win a debate is by calling people ( idiot, moron, a-hole…) LOL

  280. MichiganGuy says:

    s/b literary

  281. Cash Cow TM says:

    Reading about the Civil War battle–First Battle of Winchester (VA).

    Stonewall Jackson’s men had routed Union forces under command of Gen. Banks.

    “My God, men, don’t you love your country?” – A frustrated Gen. Nathaniel Banks, trying to rally retreating Federal soldiers north of Winchester

    “Yes, and I am trying to get to it as fast as I can.”– A soldier’s reply, as he continued north.

  282. MichiganGuy says:

    West Virginia Senate GE:
    .
    Manchin (D) 50% (+8)
    Morrisey (R) 42%

    Global Strategy Group/@JoeManchinWV *INTERNAL* Poll 5/13-16
    .
    https://joemanchinwv.com/manchin-leads-morrisey-by-8/

  283. MichiganGuy says:

    Wisconsin Governor GE:
    .
    Tony Evers (D) 49%
    Scott Walker (R-inc) 45%

    PPP Poll/Tony4WI Internal Poll
    .
    https://www.scribd.com/document/379973946/WI-Gov-PPP-for-Tony-Evers-May-2018

  284. jason says:

    “You see the internet is not run by communist. There are many blog out there…”

    Messy, you have met your rival.

  285. lisab says:

    i just signed a lease in minnesota!

    sooooooooo … much better than ny at first glance

  286. jason says:

    Congratulations.

    Start getting ready for next winter now.

  287. lisab says:

    Judge sides with parents trying to evict their unemployed millennial 30-year-old son from their family home after he refused to pay rent or do chores
    —————————-

    shame robbie got kicked out

  288. jason says:

    who thinks the way to win a debate is by calling people”

    This from someone who called me a socialist in the previous post.

    I love this place.

  289. lisab says:

    Start getting ready for next winter now.
    ————————————

    easy peasy …

    the other choice was alabama … i’m not sure i could handle the heat and humidity

  290. jason says:

    I guess it’s time for a Minnesota joke…

    What happens when blondes move from Michigan to Minnesota?

    Both states become smarter!

  291. jason says:

    easy peasy …”

    Let’s see after the first blizzard.

  292. MichiganGuy says:

    Jason thinks being called a socialist is the same as calling someone a moron. LOL

  293. Tgca says:

    300!!!

  294. MichiganGuy says:

    welcome back Tgca

  295. jason says:

    Jason thinks being called a socialist is the same as calling someone a moron.”

    No I don’t.

    You are a moron. I am not a socialist.

  296. jason says:

    If it was my blog there would a rule you can’t just swoop in and steal 300.

    But it’s not my blog.

  297. MichiganGuy says:

    Jason how old are you? 5 or 6? LOL

  298. jason says:

    “Be sure to pick one where literacy is not a requirement though.”
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    Oh yes, the great literacy giant Jason; who thinks the way to win a debate is by calling people ( idiot, moron, a-hole…) LOL

    MichiganGuy says:
    May 23, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    s/b literary”

    You had it right the first time.

    Literacy has to do with the ability to read and write.

    Literary has to do with writing, studying or content of literature.

  299. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “The resolution of his clearances does not guarantee that Mr. Kushner faces no legal jeopardy. But Mark S. Zaid, a veteran Washington lawyer who handles security clearances, said it was highly unlikely that the special counsel would uncover evidence of improper foreign entanglements and not flag it for security officials.
    “If I were Jared Kushner, I’d be sighing a breath of relief today,” Mr. Zaid said”.

    Wasn’t Kushner the evil wiz kid who organized the Trump social media campaign? He had to be in cahoots with the Russians. Mueller has failed at his job — he can’t find collusion when it is looking him in the eye. supposedly he spent several hours interviewing Kushner a second time.

  300. jason says:

    Jason how old are you? 5 or 6? LOL”

    This from someone who still doesn’t know the difference between literacy and literary.

  301. jason says:

    MG is very proud of being ignorant. Wears it like a badge of honor.

    Something to be said for that.

  302. lisab says:

    Let’s see after the first blizzard.

    —————————————-

    i love snow …

  303. lisab says:

    Water, Profanities Thrown At Fox News Contributor Tomi Lahren In Minneapolis
    ——————————-

    don’t mess with minneapolis

  304. MichiganGuy says:

    Jason, you may and I say “may” be very well educated academically but, you are very insecure and emotionally immature person.

  305. jason says:

    you are very insecure and emotionally immature person.”

    Don’t use words and concepts you don’t understand.

    Stick to the basics. Don’t over exert yourself mentally.

  306. lisab says:

    there is a BIG difference between a “spy”: and a person who is contracted by an intelligence agency to secretly infiltrate an organization,provide information, and manipulate outcomes. why is this so hard to understand?

  307. jason says:

    Yes, about as much a difference as a roundabout and a rotary and a traffic circle.

  308. jason says:

    “SEASIDE HEIGHTS – A pair of lovers were caught having sex by a priest beneath a statue of the Virgin Mary at a Roman Catholic church in the borough on Tuesday afternoon, confirmed Police Chief Tommy Boyd.

    Anthony Michael Getchius, 43, of Newark and Noelle Marie Smart, 48, of Jersey City, were each charged with lewdness for the alleged copulation in what authorities described as “a sacred area” on the grounds of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Grant Avenue.”

    Let the clever comments begin, I can’t think of any. But I know we can come up with something.

  309. MichiganGuy says:

    “Let the clever comments begin, I can’t think of any.”
    ———————————————————————————————————————-
    Not a surprise there. LOL

  310. Tgca says:

    Thanks Michigan. Nice to be back. I’ve been away for good reason so please excuse my absence. I had another spine surgery and multi-level fusion with decompression and titanium implants. This one really hurts like a motha… Much worse than the 1st surgery. I’m basically learning to walk again and getting in and out of bed is excruciating pain.

  311. MichiganGuy says:

    Tgca, wow. Sorry to hear that. I’m glad it was successful. Maybe, you can get some of that medical marijuana to take some of the pain away. I don’t know if you believe in God or not but, either way I will say a prayer for you. Good to have you back. Dave just gave us a new thread after 13 days. Some hear were fearing the worst and thought the last thread was going to be the LAST thread. LOL

  312. mnw says:

    Welcome back, Tgca. I feared you might be on sick leave.

  313. mnw says:

    VA-05:

    The GOP gets to name a replacement nominee if Garrett (R-inc) quits.

    Garrett sez he’s not retiring, per The Wise Men. If Garrett does decide to seek reelection, this is a damn peculiar way to do it.

  314. mnw says:

    The term “Spygate” seems to be catching on– RCP is using it.

  315. Chicon says:

    Mnw, good game 7 last night. Might be a good Final. Vegas v. Ovi – probably pretty good for ratings.

  316. mnw says:

    I agree, Chi.

    Btw, if I ran the NHL, I would put the AZ franchise somewhere else. Maybe Seattle or Quebec. I never understood why those markets don’t have NHL teams, but Phoenix does.

  317. MichiganGuy says:

    Oklahoma
    .
    Governor GE:
    .
    Lamb (R) 33%
    Edmondson (D) 28%
    .
    Cornett (R) 33%
    Edmondson (D) 27%
    .
    Edmondson (D) 32%
    Stitt (R) 25%
    .
    Governor Republican Primary:
    .
    Lamb 23%
    Cornett 20%
    Stitt 14%
    Jones 4%
    Fisher 3%
    Richardson 3%
    Other 1%
    Undecided 31%
    .
    Governor Democratic Primary:
    Edmondson 44%
    Johnson 14%
    Undecided 43%
    .
    SoonerPoll/NEWS9/NewsOn6
    .

  318. MichiganGuy says:

    Tennessee Governor – Republican Primary:
    .
    Black 41%
    Boyd 28%
    Lee 9%
    Harwell 8%
    .
    OnMessageInc/DianeBlackTN Internal Poll
    .
    https://www.scribd.com/document/379969969/TN-Gov-OnMessage-Inc-R-for-Diane-Black-May-2018

  319. MichiganGuy says:

    Virginia Senate – Republican Primary:
    .
    Stewart 32%
    Freitas 9%
    Jackson 5%
    .
    Atlantic Media & Research/CoreyStewart VA Internal Poll
    .
    https://support.coreystewart.com/pdf/Virginia-Poll-Memo-052118.pdf

  320. Chicon says:

    325 – thanks for the polls, as always.

    I’m a tad skeptical of polls where only 60% of the respondents could pick a side.

  321. MichiganGuy says:

    Conservative Koch brothers’ network ad blitz targets Republicans and Democrats alike for backing $1.3 trillion spending bill.
    .
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/23/koch-network-targets-republicans-democrats-for-spending-bill-support.html

  322. MichiganGuy says:

    Chicon, unless you’re a political junkie like us most people aren’t paying attention to the primaries.

  323. MichiganGuy says:

    RRH
    .
    andrew_1918 May 23, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    GOP Group Launches Bid To Shut Dems Out Of Key California House Races

    CA-49: “The GOP super-PAC’s buy includes almost $500,000 on advertising, direct mail and door-to-door voter outreach to boost Rocky Chavez and Diane Harkey”
    CA-48: “The group is also spending $100,000 to boost Scott Baugh”
    CA-39: “The GOP group is also chipping in about $100,000 to boost Young Kim”

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/gop-group-jumps-in-to-try-to-shut-dems-out-of-key-california-house-races

  324. Chicon says:

    MG – I was thinking more of the OK general election poll for governor. I know it’s early, but 40% undecided seems a bit off.

    Not a big deal, just curious how that would happen.

  325. Chicon says:

    Is it just me? The site is making me fill in name and email for each comment.

  326. MichiganGuy says:

    Chicon, not just you.

  327. MichiganGuy says:

    Chicon, as far as Ok is concerned their Republican Governor is very unpopular and is hurting the chances of all Republicans.

  328. DW says:

    333 – certainly would be nice to take CA_39 and CA_49 off the list of seats the Dems need to flip. Currently 39 and 49 are the 20th and 21st seat listed below the line on my dashboard.

    CA_48 is the fifth seat below the line. So if the GOP pulls all three off with top two finishers, then that helps make up for what the radical judges did to us in PA.

    TX_07, CA_10 and NJ_07 would then be the seats that would fall below the line of what Dems would need to capture house control.

    June 5th CA primary – hugely important!

  329. mnw says:

    Yes, it’s not just you. I think it’s evwyone.

  330. mnw says:

    RAS 49

  331. mnw says:

    25% think Trump will be impeached, per RAS.

    That seems lowish to me, which is encouraging.

  332. mnw says:

    Trump says Kim meeting is cancelled.

  333. MichiganGuy says:

    mnw, Do you have a link?

  334. MichiganGuy says:

    thanks Sheeple

  335. JC says:

    mnw says:
    May 24, 2018 at 9:49 am
    Trump says Kim meeting is cancelled
    ——————

    Scott Adams predicted this (months ago) and told everyone that if everything goes right, then we should expect to see a few walk-offs before a peace deal was made.

    He would probably say that things are happening right on schedule.

  336. DW says:

    345 – just as well, there were lots of ways that could go wrong and probably only a few ways it could go right.

  337. Bitterlaw says:

    I have to update the scorecard. Do we take “Amazing Trump forces North Korea to bargaining table” points away for now?

    At least I have Gorsuch.

  338. mnw says:

    Absolutely correct, BL, as always…

    I understand Trump ha alreadys informed the hostages’ families that they have to go back.

  339. Mr.Vito says:

    350 Zing!

  340. JC says:

    https://www.pscp.tv/ScottAdamsSays/1dRKZegVqrbxB?t=11m32s

    “There should be… if everything goes right… at least one walk away”

  341. MichiganGuy says:

    #350
    mnw 1
    BL 0

  342. JC says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    May 24, 2018 at 10:04 am
    I have to update the scorecard. Do we take “Amazing Trump forces North Korea to bargaining table” points away for now?
    —————————

    mnw says:
    May 24, 2018 at 10:09 am
    Absolutely correct, BL, as always…

    I understand Trump ha alreadys informed the hostages’ families that they have to go back
    —————————

    Does BL enjoy walking into rakes?

  343. jason says:

    Conservative Koch brothers’ network ad blitz targets Republicans and Democrats alike for backing $1.3 trillion spending bill.”

    The one signed by “conservative” Trump?

  344. Phil says:

    Meeting cancelled. N Korea isn’t dealing with the Bushes, Clinton, or Nevelle Obama any longer.

    Hey, if this fat ass wants to continue to starve his people (and his army) then that is his choice. Trump isn’t going to be played. Now Kim knows that if he didn’t already.

  345. Tina says:

    Down goes Bl?

    Maybe butter can tag in in one of the Jebots?

    You know the Clinton groupie had a list even those the first two items were already checked off.

    I do not care if a meeting with mentally ill happens or not later on.

  346. jason says:

    Bitter, all is good and “on schedule”.

    This is all part of the “master plan” and “negotiating 101” and “Scott Adam’s prediction”.

  347. Tina says:

    Did you see the press release.

    We are pulling out mentally ill.

    Btw, thanks for releasing the hostages.

    Reaganesque all the way.

  348. MichiganGuy says:

    California:
    .
    Governor:
    .
    Newsom (D) 25%
    Cox (R) 19%
    Villaraigosa 15%
    Allen (R) 11%
    Chiang (D) 9%
    Eastin (D)6%
    Undecided 15%
    .
    Senate
    .
    Feinstein (D) 41%
    de Leon (D) 17%
    Undecided 36%
    .
    PPIC Poll
    .
    http://www.ppic.org/press-release/newsom-on-top-cox-and-villaraigosa-vie-for-second-feinstein-holds-wide-lead-over-de-leon/

  349. Tina says:

    This may have boltons fingerprints, he actually was on the money re nk under bush.

    Just keep him and the real fake rs away from the me.

    Keep doing what they are doing and hitting the Iranians, who are getting hit on al sides.

  350. Tina says:

    I got my vote in for Cox.

    Now, time to re register back to decline to state.

  351. JC says:

    Jason,

    You can’t criticize the unwavering ‘deadenders’ for not abondoning their principles in one breath and then critize Trump’s pragmatism in the next.

  352. Phil says:

    Time it takes Schumer to criticize Trump for pulling out of the talks (after he had before warned Trump not to trust Kim)……3…2…1…

  353. Chicon says:

    363 – stay tuned…I bet he does.

  354. MichiganGuy says:

    Fox News 2018 Senate Power Rankings
    .
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/midterms-2018.html

  355. jason says:

    He would probably say that things are happening right on schedule.”

    LOL

    The June 12 meeting was cancelled, so things are on schedule?

    The convolutions to justify anything Trump does are epic.

    I support the overture to N Korea and I hope the summit happens. I have commended Trump for the initiative and he has certainly been more successful at getting N Korea to the table than Obama or anyone else. The release of the hostages was a real diplomatic accomplishment. And the slowdown in N Korea’s nuclear program is real whether brought about by the collapse of the test site or pressure by Trump or both.

    But what is happening here is that Trump was way too optimistic in elevating Kim Jon Un from “madman” to “very honorable” in a few short months. He is going to discover there is nothing honorable about Kim Jong Un and he has probably been too naive in believing that Kim Jon Un is going to roll over and die. He is neither a madman or an honorable man, he is a despot whose first concern is remaining in power and if he can do it by humiliating his enemies all the better.

    The “very opne” and “very honorable” comment was a serious mistake. It’s hard to go back from that and nobody knows it better than Kim Jon Un.

  356. Tina says:

    This is epic.

    We pull out of summit after mentally ill blew up his testing tunnels.

  357. CG says:

    Of course it was a good thing the hostages were released and are back home with their families, but I am not so sure it was that much of an accomplishment.

    North Korea has done this before in regards to releasing hostages in order to try to “play” the United States and the international community. Then, something always happens and they go back on some sort of promise. These specific hostages were likely taken just to be released one day for public relations reasons.

  358. Tina says:

    Evidently,mother president released a letter sent to mentally ill.

    I will try to find it.

    In the meantime,

    President Trump: Some day I look very forward to meeting you. In the meantime, I want to thank you for the release of the hostages who are now home with their families.

  359. Tina says:

    In the meantime, sanctions still exist and nk is crumbling Further.

  360. NYCmike says:

    Jason, like BL and “CG”, obviously do not read most of the links other people provide. The Dilbert Guy himself, as alrady mentioned, predicted at least one delay. That was one of the reasons I found it so funny that the sanctimonious one was in a tizzy about Kim yesterday.

  361. CG says:

    I am sure the Ziggy cartoonist is available to be the Special Envoy to North Korea now.

  362. CG says:

    It doesn’t exactly take a rocket scientist to have predicted the summit would be delayed or may not happen. That seemed to be the most likely outcome from the start.

    We can all hope that something unexpected happens to benefit the U.S. and the world, but yes, Trump after his knee-jerk reaction to kiss the ass of Kim Jong Un over the past couple weeks, comes out looking “played.”

  363. Tina says:

    So, it appears that we got nk to release the hostages and blow up some nuke tunnels this am, and they got little to nothing in return,

    This is great foreign policy.

  364. Tina says:

    If this were mute 43., bj, or Spygate Obumbler, we bribe mentally ill with cash and nothing gets done.

  365. Tina says:

    And mentally ills nuke program from six or so months ago crippled when the mountain imploded on it.

    Gee.

  366. Tina says:

    Glad that Ryano is now on board about Spygate and the fisa abuses.

  367. Bitterlaw says:

    Tina – The JEB! fans did not vote for Trump. I did.

    My point is simple. The praise for Trump was over the top when it looked like a meeting was going to occur. Now that a meeting may not occur? Zzzzzzzz from Trump’s fans like JC and mnw.

  368. jason says:

    You can’t criticize the unwavering ‘deadenders’ for not abondoning their principles in one breath and then critize Trump’s pragmatism in the next.”

    JC admits to being an unwavering deadender?

    Not exactly a surprise, but the truth will set you free.

  369. Mr.Vito says:

    CG yesterday: Trump is so desperate to have the summit he will give Kim everything for nothing. Kim is playing him.

    Everyone else: Trump will not even have the summit if Kim doesn’t demonstrate good faith.

    CG today: Trump canceled the summit when Kim talked tough. Clearly Trump is getting played.

    Can’t make this stuff up…

  370. Tina says:

    https://cnn.it/2xajgEZ

    Cn and n as several other witnesses confirm nuke tunnels were blown up today in Nk.

  371. Tina says:

    Vito, that sounds like the drat talking points.

    Uh, they are, piglosi approved.

  372. jason says:

    The Dilbert Guy himself, as alrady mentioned, predicted at least one delay.”

    NYC has a new expert source on foreign policy, “Dilbert Guy”?

    Probably an improvement for his source on the Constitution, blowhard Levin.

  373. CG says:

    As I said yesterday, I hope Trump is more pragmatic in the future and listens to smarter and more experienced people than himself, such as Pompeo, Mattis, Bolton, and Haley.

    Cancelling the “summit” seems like the right thing to do, his grammatically embarrassing and still too praiseful letter to Kim Jong Un aside.

    Protecting and defending the interests of the U.S. and our allies above all else is more important than some wild goose chase for a Nobel Peace Prize that he is never going to be given.

  374. Mr.Vito says:

    Nuke tunnels blown up and hostages freed for nothing in return.

    Trump got played.

    If only Bush and Clinton had gotten played more often…

  375. CG says:

    North Korea has released hostages and “dismantled programs” before. It was all for show. They always have an ulterior motive. Trump will hopefully realize that.

  376. Tina says:

    I am failing to understand how we got played.

    Hostages released

    Nike tunnels destroyed this am

    Is this what mika Joe Scarfarce is reporting?

  377. Tina says:

    So,

    We have the infamous mountain collapse on the nuke program killing hundreds of their nuke engineers.

    Blown up tunnels today

    All us hostages released.

    But we got “played”

  378. Mr.Vito says:

    “It doesn’t exactly take a rocket scientist to have predicted the summit would be delayed or may not happen.”

    Well we know Corey wasn’t a rocket scientist yesterday… but maybe he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

  379. Tina says:

    The difference I see in the past several presidents were played.

    Handing over cash to mentally ill like a bribe.

    This applies to mute 43, Spygate Obumbler, and bj.

    Maybe we can send in half bright to get the meeting re scheduled?

  380. CG says:

    People are falling all over themselves to give carte blanche to Trump on *anything* related to this, no matter what the step, the same way that Democrats acted in defense of Obama’s Iran deal.

  381. jason says:

    My point is simple. The praise for Trump was over the top when it looked like a meeting was going to occur. Now that a meeting may not occur? Zzzzzzzz from Trump’s fans like JC and mnw”

    Look Bitter, if Trump sold Alaska to Kim Jon Un for $ 10 million in exchange for giving up nukes JC and mnw would be here in 3,2,1 to say “hey, we only bought it for $ 7.2 million, nice profit”.

  382. Mr.Vito says:

    “Carte blanche” = not lying

  383. Tina says:

    POMPEO just now in Senate hearing: “I’ve had discussions with Chairman Kim personally. There have been other discussions. I am going to reserve some space for us to be able to conduct these discussions outside of the public sphere. I think that’s important.”

    Best sos, spook ever.

  384. Waingro says:

    Interesting. Ipsos/Reuters poll released yesterday has the generic ballot at D+3, while Reuters tracking poll has Republicans UP.

    https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/news/documents/2018-05/2018-reuters-tracking-core-political-05-23-2018.pdf

  385. Tina says:

    Did we send pallets of cash to mentally ill?

    If so, when?

  386. CG says:

    The guy who draws the Sally Forth cartoon says the plan is going wonderfully and the summit will be accurately depicted in the strip come September.

  387. Tina says:

    The generic ballot polls are interesting.

    They do,show support for Drats falling sharply.

    So, we need

    More stormy, more amnotti and tax liens, judgments, more Hogg, more support of ms 13, more leftist judges preventing a person from blocking a Twitter account, more piglosi, more Schumah and Frankenstein.

  388. Mr.Vito says:

    The cartoon that draws asinine conclusions says we got played. Eventually it may accurately depict…. something?

  389. jason says:

    I don’t think Trump “got played”, that is way too strong a word to describe what happened. There is an inherent risk in these negotiations, and I don’t blame Trump for being willing to take the risk.

    But I do think he was way too optimistic and way too generous in describing Kim Jon Un as “very honorable”, that comes from inexperience and his penchant for off the cuff statements.

    CG is right that Trump needs to rely on Pompeo, Mattis, Bolton, and Haley who are much more versed on foreign policy than he is. Also glad that CG recognizes these were good appointments by Trump.

    I am not critical of the decision to cancel the summit. But it IS a setback…. and it’s not part of any “master plan”, that is Trump sycophant BS.

  390. DW says:

    Updated the dashboard for the senate to include NYT and Fox News:

    2018 Paladin Senate Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
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    TX | 48 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.4
    TN | 49 | Toss | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.1
    —-Democrats need ALL the below for control—-
    MO | 51 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    IN | 50 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    FL | 49 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
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    NV | 45 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Toss | Toss | -0.2
    MT | 44 | Lk D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
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    MI | 39 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.2
    NJ | 38 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | -4.5
    VA | 37 | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -5.1
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  391. JC says:

    He is going to discover there is nothing honorable about Kim Jong Un and he has probably been too naive in believing that Kim Jon Un is going to roll over and die. He is neither a madman or an honorable man, he is a despot whose first concern is remaining in power and if he can do it by humiliating his enemies all the better.

    The “very opne” and “very honorable” comment was a serious mistake. It’s hard to go back from that and nobody knows it better than Kim Jon Un.
    ———————

    Jason,

    Trump is 71 years old. He has spent his an entire life negotiating high stake deals and running corporations. He built a billion dollar empire and ran a national campaign as a novice and won. He became the president of the United States.

    You may not like Trump. But he is not a fool.

    You don’t think Donald Trump, the billionaire negotiator and President of the United States, doesn’t understand that Kim’s number one motivation is to stay in power?

    You honestly don’t think he knows that?

    You think Trump is some naive amateur who will just get rolled over by these third rate dictators? He’s a bumbling buffoon who can get duped and manipulated easily? Well, a lot of people have thought that. And yet… every single person who has ever tried to take down Trump has failed. His path is littered with the corpses of his former rivals.

    Jason, the reason Scott Adams was able to predict that there would be a walk away over a month ago is because he, like Trump, understands psychology and negotiations.

    Of course NK, as the weaker party, would try to bluff there way into a better deal. And the best negotiatating tactic in the world, as Trump himself wrote about in ‘The Art of The Deal’, is the willingness to walk away. The NKs gambled that by threatening to withdraw and destroying the hope for peace, they could get a better deal that would probably let them keep some of their nukes or at least the capability to produce them. They wagered that the US would be unwilling to allow this chance to slip by and hence cater to their demands. It was a smart approach, and would have probably worked on most other presidents who wouldn’t dare give up this chance to make history.

    But it won’t work on Trump. He is always willing to walk away from a bad deal. That’s what gives him total control over the situation. That, and the fact that time is on his side.

    By the end of the summer, a peace deal will be made… or Kim will be dead by a mass uprising from their food starved population. But the former is much more likely.

    Because as you said, Kim’s number one priority is to stay in power.

  392. Mr.Vito says:

    “But it IS a setback….”

    But… but… Corey said it didn’t take a rocket scientist to know this was going to happen.

  393. Tina says:

    Cn and n is reporting that mentally ill is shocked by the cancellation.

    Time for mentally ill to binge eat.

  394. CG says:

    Who will be the runner-up for Person of the Year?

    A. Kanye West
    B. Roseanne Barr
    C. Dilbert Guy

  395. Mr.Vito says:

    I’m curious… how right do things need to go before we can stop “hoping” that Trump will finally listen to his advisors?

  396. Tina says:

    If the summit happens it happens.

    If I get there and Kim is not serious I walk away.

    If the summit happens…

    We shall see, if the summit happens.

    These are all of trumps comments related to the summit.

  397. jason says:

    “President Trump on Tuesday said North Korea wants to hold a high-stakes meeting “as soon as possible” — and praised dictator Kim Jong Un as “very open” and “very honorable.”

    Is there anyone here that really thinks this was a good idea?

  398. Tina says:

    Maybe since the summit is canceled, trump will St down with Fuhrer Mulehead.

    Oh wait a minute, since Mulehead and Swampstein cannot identify a crime committed by trump,many is an interview even needed?

  399. Mr.Vito says:

    Clearly the choices will be:

    A) Robert Mueller
    B) Stormy Daniels
    C) Adam Schiff

  400. CG says:

    Releasing the hostages was not a “nice gesture.” It was the action to end an international crime for which Kim will not even be punished.

    Previous North Korean dictators have released hostages before, such as the time that Bill Richardson came home with them. They are going to keep taking hostages as long as they can get their “thank you thank you for the nice gesture” points.

  401. Tina says:

    Pompeo indicates that mentally ill,went dark.

    I wonder if mentally ill is dealing with a palace coup.

    He sent no pre planners for Singapore and was worried about possibly being arrested in Singapore or taken out

  402. Mr.Vito says:

    “Is there anyone here that really thinks this was a good idea?”

    I guess we’ll have to see. It is certainly different. So far we got hostages and blown up tunnels for nothing…

  403. Tina says:

    D. amnotti?

  404. Mr.Vito says:

    If Trump says he has gazed into Kim’s eyes and seen his soul, then I’ll start panicking…

  405. jason says:

    You think Trump is some naive amateur”

    In foreign policy?

    Actually, yes. Making real estate deals is not the same as dealing with complex foreign policy issues of this magnitude, but I am not surprised you would think it was.

    Which is not to say his business experience is not valuable to the Presidency. I have always said it was.

    Contrast him to Obama, a glorified community organizer who never ran a lemonade stand, he comes out way ahead.

    Next question?

  406. Tina says:

    Has Fuhrer Mulehead indicted the Russians that hacked the Dnc?

  407. Mr.Vito says:

    You can’t be the least bit surprised that fervent Trump supporters are hopeful as they see this play out… the whole reason he was elected was those people were tired of politics as usual leading nowhere.

    Will it be better? Well conventional wisdom says no… but conventional wisdom got trounced in the last election, so unfortunately that’s where we are at, and I am willing to have some patience.

  408. Tina says:

    The soul comment when there was Russian collision involving the ranch and a f150

  409. mnw says:

    Tina 406

    Funny!

    I know exactly how Whoa Fat feels! That’s my first reaction When Things Go Wrong too.

  410. Messy57 says:

    420. Conventional Wisdom got over 50% of the vote last time.

    So much for the North Korea summit. At least we got those three hostages back, better than nothing.

  411. Mr.Vito says:

    “Conventional Wisdom got over 50% of the vote last time.”

    Uh, no… conventional wisdom was 100% certain of things that turned out not to be true 100% of the time.

    That is called getting trounced.

  412. CG says:

    “In regards to this summit, Trump knows exactly what he is doing. Walking away is on purpose… he is just taking a page from Don King and is going to make it into a mega Pay Per View event! The ratings will be huge!”

  413. mnw says:

    Which one of you guys called room service & asked them to send up 2 idiot trolls?

  414. Mr.Vito says:

    Now CG is making fun of Pompeo for walking away.

    Good times.

  415. CG says:

    Where did I mention Pompeo besides saying yesterday that I hoped Pompeo prevailed over Trump on these matters and then repeating today that Trump should listen to Pompeo and others?

  416. Mr.Vito says:

    Wednesday during a parallel hearing in the House of Representatives, Pompeo signaled that the ball was in Pyongyang’s court.

    While he was ‘hopeful’ the summit would take place, he said, ‘That decision will ultimately be up to Chairman Kim.’
    But he said there would be no concessions offered in order to move forward.

    ‘A bad deal is not an option. The American people are counting on us to get this right. If the right deal is not on the table, we will respectfully walk away,’ he said.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5767653/Pompeo-says-North-Korea-GHOSTED-White-House-got-no-response-summit-preparations.html

    So they walk away. Sounds like he knows what he’s doing to me.

  417. CG says:

    When did I “make fun” of Pompeo? I even specifically said today that walking away was the right thing to do.

  418. Mr.Vito says:

    Apparently, you can now make fun of what someone put in charge does, but attribute it to someone else so that it’s all good.

    Neat.

  419. Redmen4ever says:

    Time person of the year candidates:
    FIVE FINALISTS

    1. Stormy Daniels
    2. MS-13 member Joel Martinez aka “Animal”
    3. Caitlyn Jenner
    4. Kim Jung un
    5. Nicholas Maduro

    AND THE WINNER

    Hillary

    (because it was her turn)

  420. CG says:

    You are making no sense at all now.

    Whom am I “making fun” of? Are you saying that Pompeo outranks Trump on this and any criticism of Trump is an attack on Pompeo?

    Odd times.

  421. Mr.Vito says:

    Stay at the Holiday Express again tonight and your senses will return in the morning…

  422. CG says:

    Trump is the one who wrote the letter to Kim Jong Un cancelling. Trump is the one who specifically used the word “setback.” What is there to even disagree about here?

    I am glad he cancelled, whether it was upon Pompeo’s advice or not (and that probably had a lot to do with it) The way Trump has been talking I was afraid if he went, it would be a further embarrassment.

  423. Mr.Vito says:

    Also, I suggest you get your money back on that “Comedy for Dummies” book you’ve been reading…

  424. CG says:

    Maybe jason can “translate” this “making fun of Pompeo” thing.

  425. Mr.Vito says:

    Trump wrote the letter, but Pompeo probably made the decision, but Trump is responsible, except when he does something I like, and then Pompeo is responsible.

    CG

    Good times.

  426. CG says:

    Yes, as President, Trump is ultimately responsible.

  427. CG says:

    As the person responsible, it will be to his benefit if he listens to smarter people than himself.

  428. Mr.Vito says:

    Any dummy knew the meeting would be cancelled, except Trump who didn’t know, but is still a dummy, and called it a setback, so it is, even though I said everyone knew it would happen, and I agree with What Trump says because I disagree, except when he says things I actually agree with, because then I agree with the other person who clearly told him to say it.

    CG

    The Sicilian from A Princess Bride

  429. Mr.Vito says:

    Trump is responsible only when I need him to be. Others are clearly responsible when anything I like happens. Sometimes, even Chuck Schumer is responsible.

    CG

  430. Phil says:

    Yeah, Trump was too optimistic early on about the summit and it was a mistake to have expressed that publically.

    That said, give him credit for in the end not trying to force a square peg in a round hole. He walked away. Don’t think Obama and his band of appeasers would have done that. In fact, I know they wouldn’t.

    As far as him being naïve and not knowing anything about foreign policy, take a long hard look at the past presidents all the way back to Bush the elder. All got played by N Korea. As I said, that includes Bush the elder who was supposed to be experienced in foreign policy.

  431. Mr.Vito says:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/sports/jack-johnson-pardon-trump.html

    Can someone give me a heads up on who is actually responsible on this one?

  432. jason says:

    Fair enough Phil.

  433. Mr.Vito says:

    “That said, give him credit for in the end not trying to force a square peg in a round hole.”

    No. Give Pompeo credit for planning to walk away if Kim wouldn’t play ball. Give Trump credit for just walking away… it wasn’t part of the plan. He is ultimately responsible.

  434. jason says:

    CG says:
    May 24, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Maybe jason can “translate” this “making fun of Pompeo” thing.”

    I am sorry, I only translate what I want to translate.

    In addition, I might not always agree with Mr. Vito, but he rarely if ever needs translations, his posts are very clear.

    But Google does offer free translations, you could try there.

  435. jason says:

    So everyone agrees its a setback, but some think its a planned setback while others see it as an unplanned setback.

    Except for Messy, who prefers a nuclear N Korea and no peace agreement because otherwise Trump might get some credit.

  436. Bitterlaw says:

    My problem is very simple. I hate Trump. However, I hate Democrats more. In order to oppose the Dems there are times I have to support Trump. It sucks but the real world is a difficult place.

    I just hope Trump does not cure diabetes. I could not take the cure.

  437. Tina says:

    Only if Hillary were in charge…

    Jebot

  438. Tina says:

    Can trump still get a peace prize?

    I mean there is some precedent with Spygate Milhouse Obumbler.

  439. Mr.Vito says:

    “Can trump still get a peace prize?”

    Not until he stretches out his hands and lowers the sea…

  440. Tina says:

    I do not think trump was too optimistic.

    Most, if not all, of his comments were we hope it can happen, if it happens, it may not happen, etc.

    He walked away, which is what he indicated right from the start.

  441. mnw says:

    Garrett (R-VA-05) has announced he will seek reelection.

    He needs to go on a low carb diet. He makes Saccone look like Clark Gable circa 1939.

  442. NYCmike says:

    Has Trump ever publicly stated that he is seeking a Nobel Peace Prize?

    Wondering, because if not, why is it even being speculated as something?

  443. CG says:

    Yes, he said this month something like “many people say I deserve it” and he basked in the chants for it at his rallies. To his credit, he said something like, “we’ll see what happens.”

  444. jason says:

    Well put it this way, if Obama’s prize is any kind of benchmark, then Trump already deserves it.

  445. NYCmike says:

    Trump always loved Sinatra’s song “My Way”!

    He never asked him to sing “Pompeo’s Way” or “Bolton’s Way”!

  446. CG says:

    Neither deserve it. At least certainly not yet.

    To be precise on Trump’s quote, he did not say “many people”, he said “everyone.”

  447. NYCmike says:

    test

    -Found it.

  448. jason says:

    Trump only got 31% of the vote in CA.

    If his approval is really 38% Wobbie might never come back from Bogo Pogo.

  449. NYCmike says:

    And we all know that whenever Trump speaks, it is meant to be taken literally…….kind of like when Reagan said https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgSSRE27GQ0

  450. CG says:

    As for the Jack Johnson pardon, that is something that John McCain has been pushing for years. I did not hear the remarks he made in the Oval Office, so I can only believe he included John McCain as someone deserving of credit in his remarks and wished the Senator well. Right?

    More recently, it has been said that Sylvester Stallone brought this issue up with Trump and asked him to do it.

    Whether one thinks it is a positive quality or not Trump is someone who frequently takes the suggestions of people who talk to him.

  451. NYCmike says:

    HAL won’t let me post a link from the NY Post……probably too conservative of a newspaper for Wissing…..

  452. NYCmike says:

    “Whether one thinks it is a positive quality or not Trump is someone who frequently takes the suggestions of people who talk to him.”

    -As long as those people don’t include advisors from the JEB!2016 campaign, we may be ok.

  453. CG says:

    I think there is a difference with Reagan making a joke when he believed mics were not on and Trump saying something deliberately in front of microphones and cameras or his Twitter that he knows is on.

    Weak example.

  454. CG says:

    There are actually a bunch of Jeb 2016 alum in the Administration, especially in the Education Department.

  455. NYCmike says:

    In regard to the Nobel Peace Prize, I think it is very stupid for anyone to have nominated Trump, since no peace agreements have been signed. I would also wait 10-20 years after the signing to see if it actually had a positive impact.

  456. CG says:

    On 4/21, Trump gave Stallone the credit on Twitter for bringing up the pardon, so I guess I may not be so off-base for suggesting that he is driven to do things because people ask him to or convince him to, such as the Jerusalem Embassy.

    I don’t know if he bothered to mention McCain or not but I do know McCain has been calling for this for years.

  457. CG says:

    I know… I know… if John McCain wants any credit he should have gotten himself elected President and done it himself…

  458. Mr.Vito says:

    I didn’t think I could have made the Jack Johnson trap any more obvious… couldnt help himself I guess.

    …still surprised he not only stepped in it but rolled around in it for a while.

  459. mnw says:

    All troll, all the time now.

    He comes here to mock you guys, you know that, right?

    If that thing isn’t a troll, you can’t recognize one.

  460. CG says:

    I’m going to have to start paying you rent for the space in your head.

  461. NYCmike says:

    “such as the Jerusalem Embassy.”

    Oh G-D!

  462. NYCmike says:

    On talk-radio on way to work, they had a clip of Biden speaking at the Democratic convention here in NY…..”CG” could have written the speech.

  463. CG says:

    I’ll take that as a compliment NYC, though I could never work for a Democrat.

  464. Mr.Vito says:

    Corey wants to pay me for my thoughts now.

    Life is good.

  465. CG says:

    Any speech for Biden would have to be littered with all sorts of “literally and “seriously” and “I am totally serious and “I am literally being serious right now” references. Plus the obligatory “Stand Up Chuck!” line.

  466. Mr.Vito says:

    He can’t afford it though.

    There is more affordable housing at CNN.

  467. CG says:

    I already know your thoughts. Anyone who does not believe like you is unworthy and anybody who says anything to make you upset has no right to do so. It explains why you are a lifelong Democrat. You think a “swastika looks cool” so you think nobody should have a problem with a swastika.

    And also it may not be something you can control, as is the case with others.

  468. NYCmike says:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/sports/jack-johnson-pardon-trump.html

    -TERRIBLE job by Trump, except that he did the right thing BECAUSE of Stallone whispering in his ear.

  469. NYCmike says:

    #482 – who is that written about?

  470. CG says:

    Not you

  471. NYCmike says:

    Ok. That narrows it down a bit.

    Who said “swastika looks cool”?

  472. NYCmike says:

    And would you have a link for that statement?

  473. Mr.Vito says:

    The meltdown begins.

  474. CG says:

    You’d have to go back to 2015 NYC.

    Last night someone who signed their name as “Sir Carmine” tried to leave a comment on my little personal blog saying “See you in hell, troll BWHAAAHHAAAHAAHA” (give or take some letters on the last part)

    I did not believe it was Mr. Vito who was immature enough to do that (and had someone else in mind as a more likely person) but who really knows anymore? I doubt anyone here is going to actually admit to it.

  475. Mr.Vito says:

    Fake.

    Everyone knows Sir Carmine says

    MU HA HA HA HA!

  476. Mr.Vito says:

    Of course, Corey knows my thoughts, so he already knew that.

  477. CG says:

    I had an immediate thought as to who it probably was (as a dumb joke)

  478. Mr.Vito says:

    I think you already know that conversation, Mike. That was the one where it was pointed out correctly that Asian cultures use the bent cross symbol to mean something more uplifting, and is often depicted in art.

  479. jason says:

    Neither deserve it. At least certainly not yet.”

    That’s true. Not yet.

    But don’t fret, Trump would not get it if he solved the Korean issue, the Palestinian issue, the Kurdish issue, and the Star Wars Rebellion.

  480. CG says:

    I agree that Trump would not get it, even if he did somehow “deserve” it, so he looks like a jackass when he campaigns, coyly or not, for it the way he did for an Apprentice Emmy.

  481. CG says:

    Maybe if he makes up with Rosie O’Donnell..

  482. jason says:

    Pardon my ignorance, WTF is Jack Johnson?

    Is this before my time, when I was still milking llamas for a living?

  483. CG says:

    First black heavyweight champion.

    Trump said Sly Stallone told him was the model for Apollo Creed, which sounds ridiculous, as Creed was far more like the more recent Ali.

  484. CG says:

    Licensed Llama Milking Professional of course.

  485. jason says:

    Ok reading up on it now.

    Seems like the right thing to do.

  486. NYCmike says:

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-reforming-modernizing-american-commercial-space-policy/

    “The President is committed to ensuring that the Federal government gets out of the way and unleashes private enterprise to support the economic success of the United States.”

  487. NYCmike says:

    Good work, GF!

  488. Tina says:

    Jeb Bush

    Education Dept?

  489. NYCmike says:

    “Trump said Sly Stallone told him was the model for Apollo Creed, which sounds ridiculous, as Creed was far more like the more recent Ali.”

    -Are you serious?!?

    Stallone wrote the script. I think he would know better than you.

  490. jason says:

    “The President is committed to ensuring that the Federal government gets out of the way and unleashes private enterprise to support the economic success of the United States.”

    Good. Now if he stops adopting the agenda of the AFL-CIO it will go a long way towards that goal.

  491. Tina says:

    Rooster and Nunez meets with wary and swampstein

  492. jason says:

    Damm, those sausages look good.

    I think I will grill some tonight.

  493. CG says:

    Either Stallone has taken some hits to the head or this is another statement Trump got wrong.

    Stallone said he had the idea for Rocky after watching Ali fight Chuck Wepner.

    Besides skin color, there is nothing that Creed had in common with Jack Johnson who was from like 65-70 years earlier.

    In terms of size, style of fighting, and verbosity, Creed resembled Muhammad Ali much more.

  494. Tgca says:

    Trump pardons AA boxer Jack Johnson. This is so racist!!!

  495. jason says:

    Licensed Llama Milking Professional of course.”

    Of course.

    The regulations for llama milking in my home village were extremely strict.

    You had to have a llama and the llama had to have milk.

  496. CG says:

    Al Gore was the inspiration for Spider Rico.

  497. NYCmike says:

    “Either Stallone has taken some hits to the head or this is another statement Trump got wrong.”

    -Stallone would correct him, if so.

    You really are stretching for anything these days.

    SAD.

  498. Tina says:

    Trump should get the Nobel prize, since the benchmark is Spygate Milhouse Obumbler.

    He should then say he will not accept it, causing massive splodey heads among the euro wieners.

  499. jason says:

    If Trump found the cure for cancer, Corey would blame him for increasing the world’s population.

  500. NYCmike says:

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/24/andrew-mccabe-spent-70000-table-fbi-hid-congress/

    -Robbie should be back shortly. He MUST defend the FBI against all slanders…….mainly the ones which turn out to be correct.

  501. NYCmike says:

    Heh!

    Well Done, TRUMP CHUMP jason!

  502. CG says:

    The Wikipedia page on Apollo Creed goes into great detail about the Ali connection, but now includes the NY Times story from today in which Stallone claims Jack Johnson.

    It’s quite a new development in the telling of the Rocky saga for him to just start saying this today. It really doesn’t make sense.

    Maybe Quincy Jones was telling the truth about dating Ivanka too then, huh?

  503. CG says:

    Trump is as likely to find the cure for cancer as TGCA is to have an affair with any three of the five Spice Girls.

    If Trump finds the cure for cancer, I will give him credit and continue to vote against him.

  504. CG says:

    I suppose unprotected sex with a porn star you barely know could fit into the realm of “cancer research.”

  505. DW says:

    Again, wanting to highlight the famine of house or senate polling of individual races. Checking the past, normally by now we see a lot more polls. Here is the scorecard for the week:

    Monday: 0
    Tuesday: 1 (Cruz +7)
    Wednesday: 0
    Thursday: 0

    Again, I suspect that if a blue wave was coming, these leftist pollsters would be reminding us daily with very discouraging poll numbers.

  506. Tina says:

    Crooked cop McCabe bought a 70000 table that he could not fit in his office? Wtf?

    An interesting story is out there of McCabe being in England a few days before the election, meeting with dossier people.

  507. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Trump said Sly Stallone told him was the model for Apollo Creed, which sounds ridiculous,..”

    Some people will say anything to get a couple of nights comped at Trump tower

  508. Tina says:

    I think Fuhrer Mulehead and the 13 angry ds should look at whether trump was lying about who was the model for Apollo creed.

  509. CG says:

    Robbie has some good s tuff on Twitter. I hope he comes back.

  510. NYCmike says:

    “Robbie has some good s tuff on Twitter.”

    -Positive news for a Republican President and Congress in the upcoming midterm elections?!?

    I hope he comes and posts it here!

  511. JC says:

    @ScottAdamsSays
    I’d expect one walk-away at minimum.
    Apr 19, 2018
    https://mobile.twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/986837776879386625

    Why is it that an amateur cartoonist can see miles ahead of the so-called “experts”.

  512. CG says:

    “good” as in statements that will make the Trump sycophants come more unglued.

    I’m pretty mild mannered and just look what happens to some people when I show up. He’s more “in your face” and likes the name-calling thing the way that some do here.

  513. CG says:

    He doesn’t even get paid to draw Dilbert?

    I find that hard to believe.

  514. NYCmike says:

    ““good” as in statements that will make the Trump sycophants come more unglued.”

    -This statement makes it sound as if Republicans who voted for Trump are depressed, worried about losing both chambers of Congress, and upset about policies pushed by Trump.

    Please let me know when you find some of those.

  515. CG says:

    Some are, you should check out Joe Walsh, who has a radio show and is very active in Twitter. He is a former Member of Congress who is extremely Tea Party and very much a fan of Trump “shaking things up” but who says that people are fooling themselves by underestimating what could happen in the midterms. And as much as he loves Trump and eschews the “establishment” he is very even-handed about wanting to know all the facts about Russian involvement in the election.

  516. CG says:

    But that really has nothing to do with Robbie’s beliefs as a reborn NeverTrumper (after falling prey to you folks for a couple months or so)or his style as it would fit in here with those who would prefer the echo-chamber.

  517. Wes says:

    jason says:
    May 24, 2018 at 3:06 pm
    Pardon my ignorance, WTF is Jack Johnson?

    Is this before my time, when I was still milking llamas for a living?

    Jason, Jack Johnson was the first world heavyweight black boxing champion. Whites at the time were furious Johnson was at the top of a sport they considered to be their own. Most infamously white boxing promoters booked a match between Johnson and retired boxer Jim Jeffries to take the title off Johnson. Jeffries–the “great white hope”–lost the fight badly. A young Jack London reported on the fight and used it as a partisl inspiration for his excellent novel The Game.

    Eventually a white man did dethrone Johnson though Johnson was still an impressive boxer.

    Noteworthily Johnson was shameless in flaunting his relationships with white women–a serious scandal at the time. He married three white women over the course of his life–all white prostitutes–and became the template for latter-day larger-than-life boxers such as Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.

  518. CG says:

    https://twitter.com/walshfreedom?lang=en

    I disagree with a ton of what he says and thinks and am not a fan of his style for the party, but at least he has a set of principles that he actually adheres to regardless of who is a Democrat and who is a Republican.

    This Sean Hannity/Rush Limbaugh Trump Sycophant world of “Red Waves” and “Cruising To Reelection” is as unrealistic as those on the left who cannot see the problems their party has and think they are going to win everywhere.

  519. DW says:

    I had never heard of the Jack Johnson pardon controversy. Read up on it on wiki. So why didn’t Obama pardon him when asked nicely to do so?

  520. Tina says:

    It is being reported that Nunez and rooster were not given all of the documents requested.

    They need to take it to the next level.

  521. CG says:

    I don’t have very strong feelings on the Jack Johnson thing one way or another. He has been dead since 1946, but the laws at the time were unjust to him. He also might have been a bad person. Both can be true.

    Apparently, the Obama Administration felt that the domestic abuse allegations against him were too much to overlook.

    I am just awaiting the day when Trump will pardon Rod Blagojevich, whom he claimed on Celebrity Apprentice was railroaded by the Feds (and Comey’s good friend Patrick Fitzgerald.) Mrs. Blago has openly been pushing Trump do that now that Blago has lost numerous judicial appeals.

  522. Tina says:

    British soy chief, dear love, indicates that the trump investigation began in 2015.

    So, Britain was involved in Spygate too?

    Notice the date is now 2015. I bet this date is off. I bet it is 2011. But, I do not want to trigger Bl.

  523. DW says:

    Harvard-Harris out with a rescue generic ballot poll showing Dems ahead +7. Their prior one was +9 a month ago.

  524. DW says:

    “…laws at the time were unjust to him. He also might have been a bad person.”

    If what I read about the law being passed after his action which violated the then-future law, then it is immaterial as to whether or not he was a ‘bad’ person. He was wrongly convicted and should be pardoned.

    I had a sandwich for lunch today. If sandwiches are banned by federal law tomorrow, then I shouldn’t be jailed for today’s lunch.

  525. CG says:

    That’s fine. I don’t disagree with the pardon. He’s just been dead for a very long time now, so there’s not really much that’s going to make it up to him anyway. The laws at the time were also unjust to the women he might have beaten up.

  526. Tina says:

    In a case that came to symbolize racial injustice, Johnson was arrested in 1912 with Lucille Cameron, who later became his wife, for violating the Mann Act. The law was passed two years earlier and made it a crime to take a woman across state lines for immoral purposes.

  527. NYCmike says:

    Short story:

    Trump did something.

    “CG” needs to find something wrong with how he did it (didn’t credit McCain), or dismiss it (“I don’t have very strong feelings on the Jack Johnson thing one way or another.”)

    The END.

  528. Tina says:

    Earlier on Thursday, Stallone posted a photo of himself at the White House on Instagram with the caption “Waiting for the moment to go into the oval office for the pardon…”

    In the Oval Office, Trump said of Stallone: “I love his movies.”

    “This has been a long time coming,” Stallone said, adding that Johnson served as the inspiration for the character of Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies.

    Reuters confirms that Johnson served as the inspiration for apollo

  529. Tina says:

    Reuters is the source for my last two posts.

  530. CG says:

    That’s not at all the case. As I have said, I don’t disagree with the pardon. I just do not feel like it is the most pressing issue in the country or that Jack Johnson belongs on some sort of pedestal with Joe Louis or Jackie Robinson for character reasons.

    If Obama had pardoned Jack Johnson, you guys would have had an issue with it (and probably called McCain some nasty names.)

  531. DW says:

    I wouldn’t have cared if Obama had pardoned him. In fact, I am sure if I scanned the list of all the people Obama pardoned, I am sure I could find some that I agree with, while others I disagreed with.

  532. CG says:

    Symbolic pardons for long deceased people are fine. Can’t hurt either way. It’s great for Jack Johnson’s descendants and Obama got to take a shot at Obama at the photo-op, so win/win for everyone.

    There are likely a lot of African-Americans currently locked up for crimes they did not commit and even conservatives should want to see those wrongs made right first and foremost.

  533. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    9h
    Not surprisingly, the GREAT Men & Women of the FBI are starting to speak out against Comey, McCabe and all of the political corruption and poor leadership found within the top ranks of the FBI. Comey was a terrible and corrupt leader who inflicted great pain on the FBI! #SPYGATE

    Is this another assault against the FBI?

  534. NYCmike says:

    ” And as much as he loves Trump and eschews the “establishment” he is very even-handed about wanting to know all the facts about Russian involvement in the election.”

    -Hopefully Trump will declassify everything. It has been pretty tough getting material from the FBI and DOJ……..not sure why………

  535. CG says:

    We need to know what if anything those in the FBI did inappropriately and what if anything those associated with the Trump campaign did inappropriately and nobody should interfere with either investigation.

  536. NYCmike says:

    “If Obama had pardoned Jack Johnson, you guys would have had an issue with it (and probably called McCain some nasty names.)”

    -You really are an absolute jack*ss!

  537. DW says:

    Sabato moved SC_05 from Likely R to Safe R. He was the only one that didn’t have it Safe R, so no changes needed to the Paladin House Dashboard.

  538. Mr.Vito says:

    555 Deranged, really…

  539. NYCmike says:

    “We need to know what if anything those in the FBI did inappropriately and what if anything those associated with the Trump campaign did inappropriately and nobody should interfere with either investigation.”

    -Does WINNING fall under “inappropriately”?

    Your statement sounds good to me, except you did not say anything about ILLEGAL ACTIONS.

  540. JC says:

    The righteous condemnation by “Conservative Inc” regarding the NFL’s new Anthem policy perfectly exemplifies why Republican voters have so thoroughly rejected them.

    Before: The NFL is a private company and they can allow players to kneel if they want. Conservatives should understand this and even defend them.

    Now: The NFL’s new policy is a travesty and totally stifles free speech! Private organizations shouldn’t be allowed to control political behavior of their employees on the job!

    So which is it? Are they a private organization who can set the rules of their employees while on the job? Or is that totally anti free speech all of a sudden? The NFL obviously came to this new policy as a direct result of market forces (they were losing a s**t ton of money). Isn’t the ‘conservative’ thing to do is to let private organizations make their own policies as they see fit? Corporations aren’t bound free speech laws, only the government!

    But I guess it’s different suddenly different now.

    It’s always like this. Whenever conservatives are oppresssed or silence by leftist, corporations, or colleges, our so-called party leaders just shrug and say, ‘hey, it’s a free country. They can fire you for or reject serving you for your opinions if they want’.

    But when we try to push back and force the left to play by their own rules, suddenly Conservative-Inc jumps to the defense of their liberal brethren, scathingly rebuking us for not surrendering the culture fight like good little conformist should do.

    These people are not on our side.

  541. CG says:

    Thanks for the nickname.

    No, “winning” does not count. Yes, anything illegal, from whomever, needs to be investigated and prosecuted regardless of party. Country First.

    Goodnight.

  542. NYCmike says:

    Ok, while “The Establishment” is not easily defined, I have no idea who/what/where in regard to “Conservative Inc”!

  543. Tina says:

    Trump is guilty of beating her Thighness.

    That is his crime.

    The FBI did nothing wrong. Spying on a political campaign is noble.

    -Jebot

  544. Tina says:

    I do not like the pardon power the President has. But it is the presidents power to pardon. I have said this multiple times.

    A lot of what he did is likely political. In attendance were the WBO Champ and Lennox Lewis. A lot of this is outreach to AAs whose approval for trump is at or close to 20 percent.

  545. Wes says:

    Conservative, Inc?

    Where’s Rod Serling when you need him?

  546. Wes says:

    Tina, Trump will get nowhere near 20% of the black vote.

  547. Wes says:

    Obama got to take a shot at Obama at the photo-op, so win/win for everyone.

    Not sure why Obama would take a shot at himself or benefit from it, but all right.

  548. Wes says:

    Let me get this straight…

    Eric Garland says Trump pardoned Jack Johnson posthumously to legitimize the trafficking of prostitutes.

    Please tell me…

    A) Garland is not serious

    B) No one is taking Garland seriously.

    For the record, Johnson married the white prostitute he was transporting. If Trump has the benihhted, racist base the Left claims, wouldn’t pardoning Johnson hurt the President among his core supporters?

  549. Wes says:

    Benighted*

  550. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    538. “It is being reported that Nunez and rooster were not given all of the documents requested.
    They need to take it to the next level.”

    Is the next level the hen house?

  551. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    540. “British soy chief, dear love, indicates that the trump investigation began in 2015. So, Britain was involved in Spygate too?”

    I think your on to something. No self-respecting Englishman would eat soy. The British Empire was built on beef. If soy is involved, had to be the Russians, or the Chinese.

  552. JC says:

    Bloomberg
    @business
    BREAKING: North Korea says it’s willing to meet with the U.S. at any time

  553. Tina says:

    I guess Stallone knows better than the Clinton groupie or wiki

    STALLONE: Well, no pressure here, right? (Laughter.)

    I want to thank you, Mr. President. It’s incredible that you’ve done this because — it’s one thing, I’ve been so blessed with the “Rocky” situation and playing that character. And actually, when I was writing it, I’m thinking about inspirations for this Apollo Creed, and that was Jack Johnson — this bigger than life, incredible character, and who is, you know, treated so unfairly — his prime was taken away — but somehow he still managed to persevere and kept a smile on his face, and he’s truly an inspirational character.

  554. mnw says:

    There’s a good film about Jack Johnson called “The Great White Hope.” I might even up the ante to “VERY good.”

    Wes

    The increase in Trump’s AA support has been confirmed by Pew: It’s up from the appx 8% he got in 2016 to appx 16%, as I recall.

    You & I previously discussed that a change like that could be decisive in PA, IF it’s true & IF it holds at that leve

    l could see the improving jobs situation moving that needle.

  555. Wes says:

    16% for a Republican among blacks is highly unlikely to be charitable, Mnw. If Trump got that, he’d be cruising to 400+ EVs. I’d expect him to get to GWB’s 11% or maybe even 12% IF ALL GOES WELL BETWEEN NOW AND 2020.

    I see no viable path for Trump to hit 20% or even 16% of the black vote.

    We’ll see if I’m wrong in 29 months, I guess.

  556. Phil says:

    Interesting enough, it is black males that show the greatest increase in support for Trump. Black female support has always been half as large as black male support for Republicans so that shouldn’t be that surprising.

  557. Redmen4ever says:

    Great optics today: pardon, Medal of Honor and then North Korea begging. Trump comes across very manly. Loved the photo with Rocky Balboa and Lennox Lewis. A lot of props to Jack Johnson, the Babe Ruth of boxing before there was a Babe Ruth of baseball. Plus, I learned a few things about Johnson. I didn’t know he was an inventor and held two patents, or that he played two musical instruments. Quite a fellow.

  558. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Sean Trende at RCP pointed out the reason for Trump’s rising popularity:

    “There are a variety of potential reasons for this – the passage of the tax cut rallied Republicans, people are tiring of the Mueller investigation and increasingly of the opinion that it is politicized, and the good economic news is breaking through. The diplomacy with North Korea, even if it fails, contradicts the image of Trump as an irrational warmonger. Regardless of the reasons, his fortunes have clearly improved, and if you agree that elections are referenda, then we would expect them to raise all boats.

    Am getting same the feeling from people on the Mueller investigation. People are tired of it. After a year, cannot think of any evidence he has brought forward of collusion. Comey’s bizarre book tour made things even worse.

  559. Bitterlaw says:

    Sir Carmine visited Corey’s blog? I thought he stopped posting there when Corey stopped writing about American Idol.

  560. Cash Cow TM says:

    Been talking thru back channels to a couple of North Korean cows…

    they say Kim refused to come to the talks with Trump because Trump was insisting that the NORKS must import 1,000 barbers from the U.S. to give those NORKS some decent haircuts.

    Kim ill sung got offended and refused to that demand.

    That was the stickler that caused the kerfuffle that caused Trump to say he is not going to meet with the NORK nut.

  561. jason says:

    “Trump comes across very manly.”

    Gayest post of the day.

  562. NYCmike says:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/%e2%80%98he%e2%80%99s-an-idiot%e2%80%99-nfl-players-react-to-trump%e2%80%99s-comments-on-new-anthem-policy/ar-AAxLQ18?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=DELLDHP

    -“react” is the key word.

    The “best” part is that the media, Democrats and the left (yes, I know, same things), along with “CG”/Robbie types, will go ahead and make this a racial issue as well, while all along Trump has NEVER mentioned color or race when speaking about those who want to kneel.

    They just can’t help themselves.

  563. MichiganGuy says:

    California Governor Primary:
    .
    Newsom (D) 26%
    Cox (R) 22%
    Villaraigosa (D) 12%
    Allen (R) 9%
    Eastin (D) 8%
    Chiang (D) 7%
    Unsure 13%
    Someone else 4%
    .
    Competitive Edge Research & Communication Poll
    .
    http://cerc.net/_bopwp/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CERC-CA-Governor-Primary-Poll-Memo-w.Topline.pdf

  564. MichiganGuy says:

    California Senate Primary:
    .
    Feinstein (D-inc) 36%
    De Leon (D) 11%
    Bradley (R) 9%
    Bhumitra (R) 4%
    Crew (R) 3%
    De La Fuente (R) 3%
    Cruz (R) 2%
    Harris (D) 2%
    .
    SurveyUSA Poll
    .
    http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=01a8ace0-88c1-4bdd-975a-4011f405804a

  565. MichiganGuy says:

    California Governor Primary:
    .
    Newsom (D) 33%
    Cox (R) 17%
    Allen (R) 12%
    Chiang (D) 10%
    Villaraigosa (D) 8%
    Eastin (D) 2%
    .
    SurveyUSA

  566. MichiganGuy says:

    Washington Senate GE:
    Maria Cantwell (D-inc) 52%
    Susan Hutchison (R) 36%
    PPP Poll/nwprogressive 5/22-23
    .
    https://www.nwprogressive.org/files/polling/MAY18-WA-Cantwell-vs-Hutchison-Survey-Results.pdf

  567. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    A Los Angeles Times poll has California voters favoring the repeal of Gov. Brown’s gas tax by a 51% to 38% vote.

  568. MichiganGuy says:

    Alabama Governor Republican Primary:
    .
    Governor Ivey 58%
    Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle 18%
    Dawson 7%
    Hightower 5%
    Undecided 12%
    .
    The Tarrance Group Poll
    .
    http://www.aldailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Ivey-for-Governor-Key-Findings.pdf

  569. MichiganGuy says:

    SDC, unfortunately, the poll also finds Gov. Brown still popular with a 48/40 approval.
    .
    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-usc-poll-gas-tax-20180524-story.html

  570. MichiganGuy says:

    Liz Peek: Democrats’ ‘blue wave’ has evaporated. Here’s what’s going on
    .
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/05/24/liz-peek-democrats-blue-wave-has-evaporated-heres-whats-going-on.html

  571. Cash Cow TM says:

    honk

  572. Tgca says:

    595.

  573. Tgca says:

    596

  574. Tgca says:

    597

  575. Tgca says:

    598

  576. Tgca says:

    599

  577. Tgca says:

    600!!!
    Yay!!!
    Woo hoo!!!!

  578. Tina says:

    The blue wave knows no borders.

    Jebot

  579. DW says:

    589 – see, that is the point I was making yesterday. There has been a famine of polls. If the blue wave was coming we would see no end of ‘in your face’ polls showing GOP senate candidates failing in all the competitive races. But its largely the sound of crickets from the pollsters. So out comes PPP-D with a Dem senator leading easily in Washington State–something we already knew.

  580. mnw says:

    DW 602

    Agree 100%.

    They’d be shouting it from the rooftops & doing their Snoopy happy dance.

  581. Sheeple,Jr. says:

    A new Fairleigh Dickinson poll in New Jersey finds Sen. Bob Menendez (R-NJ) leading challenger Bob Hugin (R) by just four points, 28% to 24%, with 46% still undecided.

    The new poll results are significantly worse for Menendez than two previous surveys, both of which had him up by double digits over Hugin.

    (H/T: RRH)

  582. DW says:

    I went back to 2014 (the last non-presidential year) and checked my own records and in the month of May, there were 33 polls of individual senate races.

    For 2018 in the month of May, there have been only 8 polls of senate races.

    I don’t have the numbers for the US House races, but I don’t recall seeing many at all this month.

  583. DW says:

    604–herein is one of the differences between the Dems and the GOP.

    If Menendez gets in too much trouble in the polls, the party shoves him out, he falls on a sword, and they get someone new on the ballot–and if its after the deadline, the Obama-appointed judge will overrule the law.

    GOP senator in same situation in the polls would refuse to budge and the party would be powerless to get the candidate out.

    In chess terms, all the pieces on the GOP side think they are kings and queens, while on the Dem side all the smaller pieces know they are pawns.

  584. mnw says:

    Where are the DEM McCains, Flakes, Corkers & Collins’s?

    They have no brave aisle-crossers who “put country above party” among the DEMs! The GOP seems to have nothing but.

  585. mnw says:

    RAS 49/50

  586. MichiganGuy says:

    Sheeple,Jr. says:
    May 25, 2018 at 8:32 am

    A new Fairleigh Dickinson poll in New Jersey finds Sen. Bob Menendez (R-NJ) leading challenger Bob Hugin (R) by just four points, 28% to 24%, with 46% still undecided.
    .
    http://view2.fdu.edu/publicmind/2018/180525/

  587. Ron N says:

    Did North Korea blink? They want to get back to the table.

  588. NYCmike says:

    “their Snoopy happy dance.”

    -Does Snoopy have ANY other dance?

    He is a one-trick pony, I mean, canine.

  589. NYCmike says:

    “Trump sounds optimistic tone”

    “CG”: “Capitulation!”

  590. Chicon says:

    Do the Dems have Robbie’s and CG’s?

  591. DW says:

    612 – how about Nimmo hitting for cycle in four consecutive at bats (albeit over two games)?

    Mets need to put Familia on the disabled list. Not sure he is hurt, but he is obviously disabled with all the blown saves this year.

  592. jason says:

    NYT has some piece that “Cohen met Russian oligarch to discuss Russian relations”.

    Cohen was Trump’s personal lawyer with zero role in the campaign so this sounds like complete BS.

    And of course “meeting Russian oligarch and discussing Russia relations” is not “collusion” unless there was some quid pro quo of some kind.

  593. jason says:

    They have no brave aisle-crossers who “put country above party” among the DEMs! The GOP seems to have nothing but.”

    Hallelujah, mnw admits there are Rs that put country before party?

    Baby steps, baby steps.

  594. Chicon says:

    Also, no way Mueller hands off the proof of collusion with the Russians to a US Attorney in New York.

  595. jason says:

    SDC, unfortunately, the poll also finds Gov. Brown still popular with a 48/40 approval.”

    Actually, 40% rejection in a solid blue state like CA is nothing to crow about. Nor is 48% approval.

    Of course, Wobbie to say Trump is “extremely unpopular at 44%” but “Brown is extremely popular at 48%” in 3, 2, 1…..

  596. jason says:

    Tgca has a lot of time on his hands this morning.

    I suggest getting out and putting up some Scott for Senate signs around the neighborhood.

  597. DW says:

    RRH posters tend to not be able to see the wider canvass. A couple of them are all up in arms because the GOP candidate in IL_17 is a 9/11 truther and believes in the Illuminati.

    So the guy is a nut.

    Its a seat that did barely go for Trump, but otherwise has been dark blue since redistricting. The Dem incumbent is now entrenched, having won by 10 in 2014 and by 20 points in 2016.

    This seat was never in play for 2018, even with a great recruit.

  598. DW says:

    I never have gotten a good explanation from 9/11 truthers as to what happened to all the passengers who were on that plane that did ‘NOT’ actually hit the Pentagon. All the families held funerals as though the plane did hit the Pentagon.

    Are all these passengers held somewhere for the rest of their lives so as to cover up the conspiracy?

    Maybe Bush sent them all to Russia in 2001 in exchange for the future collusion Russia would provide for GOP candidate in 2016, and now the Bush’s feel betrayed because it ended up helping Trump instead of Jeb.

  599. jason says:

    I am just awaiting the day when Trump will pardon Rod Blagojevich, whom he claimed on Celebrity Apprentice was railroaded by the Feds (and Comey’s good friend Patrick Fitzgerald.) Mrs. Blago has openly been pushing Trump do that now that Blago has lost numerous judicial appeals.”

    I don’t know if Corey is against or for this.

    Personally I favor a commutation of sentence, if not a pardon. Blago was impeached, disbarred, and has served 6 years and has daughters 20 and 13 he hasn’t seen grow up. The legal costs have taken their toll, evidently his family visits him less frequently due to cost concerns. It seems like most of the shakedown money was really for the campaigns rather than to his personal pocket. I think he has paid his dues.

    The only thing that riles me is that at least his wife and daughters insist that he was “railroaded” and “committed no crime”, which is BS. Blago himself has admitted to “I recognize that my words and actions have led me here,” he said. “I’ve made mistakes. I wish I had a way to return the clock back.”

    I don’t really see a downside to Trump to commute his sentence.

  600. Sheeple,Jr. says:

    Phil
    This counter Blue Wave TX story is for you:

    https://www.texastribune.org/2018/05/22/texas-primary-runoffs-results-who-won/

    (100 year low for the number of Democrat voters in TX runoff primaries!)

  601. jason says:

    DW, those passengers in the plane that didn’t hit the Pentagon are being kept at GWB’s ranch in Crawford, and the 5,000 persons involved in GWB’s conspiracy to plant explosives in the twin towers set to go off at the same time the planes hit are being held at Area 51.

  602. Mr.Vito says:

    My daughter just read a book on how the towers were built.

    You can just look at a schematic and see that it would have collapsed exactly the way it did. It was practically being held up by the outside walls. The center was supporting the massive elevator structure.

  603. Mr.Vito says:

    DW, the Red Sox just DFA’ed Hanley Ramirez. Let’s see if he ends up with the Mets.

  604. DW says:

    625 – that’s an outrageous idea jason–ALL of them on the Crawford ranch? Don’t you realize that when some of them tried to escape, Bush had them secretly put on the Malaysian airliner that disappeared into the Indian Ocean?

  605. NYCmike says:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/05/25/jeff-sessions-college-free-speech-commencement-graduation-column/641032002/

    -Another case of “The direct opposite would have happened if Hillary had been elected.”.

    Free speech MUST NOT BE an important principle of governance for “CG”, Robbie, MD, and Author.

  606. Mr.Vito says:

    Ben Shapiro on Trump’s North Korea letter… funny.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmSXq2o5ZQk

  607. NYCmike says:

    https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/05/25/watch-trump-tells-naval-academy-grads-hell-stay-as-long-as-it-takes-to-shake-everybodys-hand/

    -NOW, if “CG” and Robbie find this ridiculous, I’ll join them in that assessment. What a douche!

    But boy o boy, I hope it makes more liberal heads explode! (figuratively, of course. I need to add that just in case “CG” is around.)

  608. jason says:

    Bush had them secretly put on the Malaysian airliner that disappeared into the Indian Ocean?”

    That plane and the passengers are at the secret base in Diego Garcia.

    Asked if they preferred Crawford or Diego Garcia, some people said the fishing was better on Diego Garcia.

  609. Mr.Vito says:

    They did what they always do with those people…

    The CIA took them in the time machine to Jonestown and mowed them down with everyone else.

  610. jason says:

    Corey is not a liberal.

    The fact he cannot get over being wrong in 2016 and is still stuck in the primaries pining for Jeb does not make him a liberal. The fact he has Trump Derangement Syndrome does not make him a liberal either.

  611. Tgca says:

    GFY HHR!!!

  612. jason says:

    Here comes Mr. Vito with his outlandish conspiracy theories. It’s clear from Russian satellite imagery that the Crawford overflow is at Diego Garcia, although the ones that have since died were buried at McMurdo Station in Antartica before exhumed, cremated and sent to Mars on the Viking probe.

  613. jason says:

    For those wondering how the ashes got on the Viking probe which was launched years before 9/11, that is where Mr. Vito’s time machine comes in.

  614. Mr.Vito says:

    More of what was cut off at the end of the Ben Shapiro clip:

    The way [negotiation] works is Trump was ready to walk away from the table…

    Trump knew that his walk away point was pretty much anything. That if North Korea decided to make trouble, he was just going to say ‘Fine. Screw it. Enjoy your poverty-stricken nation –we’re out. And if you make trouble? Well, guess what– our military threat is still on the table…

    He continues along these lines… And then it is the biggest signature ever… it’s like, the entire page…

    Okay, you can hate Donald Trump as much as you want, [but] that is pretty great st.uff. This is what he’s supposed to do.

  615. jason says:

    Good afternoon to you too, Tgca!

  616. Chicon says:

    The missing Malaysian airliner is now a black site prison on the bottom of the Indian Ocean, where it is safe from do-gooders.

    You guys need to catch up, ffs.

  617. jason says:

    Sorry, I don’t buy the cancellation of the summit as the result of great negotiation skills or any part of any master plan.

    I think it is what it is, a setback, that while not completely unexpected, and not necessarily fatal to the ultimate objective, is still a setback.

    My view is that Trump was naive in building up Kim Jon Un as “open” and “honorable”, a really rookie mistake that illustrates his foreign policy inexperience. Despite the rebuttals here, I stand by my earlier assessment that Trump has been too optimistic regarding North Korea.

    However, this does not detract from the overall achievement of not only freeing some hostages but at least freezing North Korea’s nuclear program and bringing Kim Jon Un to the negotiating table. Truly remarkable stuff that Trump deserves great credit for.

  618. jason says:

    The missing Malaysian airliner is now a black site prison on the bottom of the Indian Ocean, where it is safe from do-gooders.”

    Let me guess, it’s being run by Gina Haspel?

  619. Mr.Vito says:

    Ben then goes on to say Trump should not have gone around talking about Nobel Prizes, although expected from Trump, because he thought he was going to entrap himself by raising the stakes of the meeting, but that it was clearly not the case and he is relieved. He says it is a great change from Obama.

    “President Obama was willing to grant every shred of credibility he could to a terrorist regime in Iran… he was not willing to walk away from the table because his interest was in the deal itself.

    President Trump’s interest— I was skeptical about this— but it is— is in making a good deal— in making a better deal.”

    Then later:

    “To be skeptic, maybe it was preemptive…

    but whatever it was, at least Trump was willing to say that, and you gotta love the ‘tude… It is indeed HI-larious.”

  620. Phil says:

    Sheeple, thanks for the article. Lupe Valdez is an absolute nut. She is a lesbian which is no big deal except she just can’t talk about it enough. That’s a real turnoff to a lot of people. The other thing is she is an open borders, sanctuary city advocate and can’t keep her mouth shut about that either. When the dust settles look for Abbott to dispatch her by 15-17 points without having to campaign much. Look for Cruz to finsh off Democratic golden boy, super financed Beto by around ten give or take a point or two.

    The blue wave has no boundaries. Well, yeah it does Tim.

  621. Tgca says:

    I’m suffering with excruciating leg pain and hardly able to move from multilevel spinal fusion and decompression surgery and y’all are debating silly a$$ politics. Where is your compassion?

    At least discuss something of importance like ABORTION. GEEZ!

    Ouch! Oooh!!! Owwww!

  622. Phil says:

    641

    Pretty good analysis, Jason. Right on the money.

  623. Chicon says:

    Jason, Gina set it up, but good luck finding evidence of that. Everyone knows it, though….

  624. NYCmike says:

    “Pretty good analysis, Jason. Right on the money.”

    -Disagree.

    Shapiro and Dilbert make imminently more sense, especially Dilbert, since he predicted it BEFORE about 2 months ago.

    jason is as “right on” with this post-analysis as the talking heads on TV are on Sunday mornings.

  625. Mr.Vito says:

    I fail to see how predicting something two months in advance is related to how much sense it makes.

    Makes more sense to analyze actual events as they unfold…

  626. Mr.Vito says:

    If Trump talks as if he is going to force a deal through, it makes sense to say, ‘it sounds like a mistake… I hope he knows what he is doing.” When he walks away from the deal it makes sense to say “maybe he did.”

    It does not make sense to say, ‘don’t worry about it… Trump knows everything’… nor does it make sense to say, ‘Trump didn’t know what he was doing.’

  627. Mr.Vito says:

    So, I’ll stick with Ben’s analysis. It is a lot more entertaining and knowledgeable to boot.

  628. NYCmike says:

    Mr. Vito,

    If you get a chance to listen to the podcast (or whatever he calls it) that Scott Adams did at the time, it points out that the United States should expect No Korea to do certain things that can’t be construed as a positive step, and at that time Trump will simply say the US is walking away, for the time being. It was a pretty sensible look at the past history of these 60-odd-years-negotiations, and how Trump may take a different tack in the future.

    Dilbert does not predict success, by the way.

  629. NYCmike says:

    I should also say he does not predict failure, either.

    And, Ben’s analysis was pretty funny “Trump’s bloviating style comes in handy!” (something to that affect).

  630. Mr.Vito says:

    Adams has done pretty well predicting Trump… I will give him that.

  631. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    619. “Actually, 40% rejection in a solid blue state like CA is nothing to crow about. Nor is 48% approval.”

    Agree. Add to that Brown, despite his craziness, is considered fiscally cautious in leftist California. He has insisted the state place its $7.7 billion surplus in a rainy day reserve, and does not want a major increase in spending. He has gotten Republican support for this proposal.

    If a leftist like Newsom is elected, the state will spend itself into insolvency. It already has a pension debt of about 282 billion.

    As with the opposition to the gas tax increase, there is going to be a point where Californians say enough is enough.

  632. Sheeple,Jr. says:

    Not good news in the West Virginia Senate race according to Gravis Marketing. Manchin(D) +13.

    https://twitter.com/ActorAaronBooth/status/1000078928923561986

  633. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    655. Saying that, I see no future for the Republican Party in California. They have no real leaders, and a lot of their elected officials are frankly clownish — like Arnold S.

    The leading Republican running for governor has only been in the state since 2011, and has never held public office. He ran for office three times in Illinois and lost. Tried to run for president in 2008, and got ignored.

  634. Bitterlaw says:

    My holiday weekend is starting with my annual visit to my eye doctor who specializes in diabetic eye care. Fun.

  635. DW says:

    656 – saw that, but the primary did just end and with quite amount of angst among the supporters of the three that ran. Hopefully this is the high water mark and it tightens from here.

  636. jason says:

    “Pretty good analysis, Jason. Right on the money.”

    -Disagree.

    Shapiro and Dilbert make imminently more sense, especially Dilbert, since he predicted it BEFORE about 2 months ago.”

    Are you really this dense or is it an act here?

    What does a cartoon artist’s “prediction” have to do with anything I wrote?

    I gave my assessment on what happened, nothing to do with who “predicted” it would happen or not, completely irrelevant.

    It’s like if I analyzed the results of the Superbowl and NYC said its not a good analysis because Dilbert predicted the Eagles would win.

  637. jason says:

    Pretty good analysis, Jason. Right on the money.”

    Thanks Phil.

  638. jason says:

    Shapiro and Dilbert make imminently more sense,”

    Does that mean they will make sense at any time now?

    Standby…

  639. NYCmike says:

    “My view is that Trump was naive in building up Kim Jon Un as “open” and “honorable”, a really rookie mistake that illustrates his foreign policy inexperience.”

    -Mr. Non-Thick,

    Events on the ground do not back up this opinion of naivete.

    ALSO, do not construe my opinion of non-naivete as a statement that success is imminent, because I am NOT saying that at all.

    Cheers.

  640. DW says:

    Found one error in the house dashboard, so reposting it:

    Paladin – 2018 House Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
    C Dist | Cnt | Cook | Gonz. | Saba.| CNN | RCP | Avg Score
    ———————————————————–
    FL_06* R | 156 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    FL_25 R | 157 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | 4.8
    MO_02 R | 158 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    NC_08 R | 159 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_07 R | 160 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_10 R | 161 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_15 R | 162 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    PA_14* D | 163 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    PA_16 R | 164 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    WI_07 R | 165 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    IN_02 R | 166 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_06 R | 167 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_08 R | 168 | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.8
    CA_04 R | 169 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    FL_15* R | 170 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    MI_01 R | 171 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    NC_02 R | 172 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    OH_14 R | 173 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    CA_50 R | 174 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.4
    MI_06 R | 175 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 4.4
    WI_06 R | 176 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    MI_07 R | 177 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    WV_03* R | 178 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    GA_07 R | 179 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    TX_21* R | 180 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    FL_16 R | 181 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 4
    FL_18 R | 182 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    IL_13 R | 183 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    NJ_03 R | 184 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4
    NY_24 R | 185 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    IL_14 R | 186 | Lk R | Sf R | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    VA_05 R | 187 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 3.6
    AR_02 R | 188 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 3.6
    CA_21 R | 189 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.6
    PA_10 R | 190 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.6
    MT_01 R | 191 | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.2
    NY_01 R | 192 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.8
    NC_13 R | 193 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    WA_05 R | 194 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    GA_06* R | 195 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 2.8
    NM_02* R | 196 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    OH_01 R | 197 | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    IA_03 R | 198 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    ME_02 R | 199 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    NY_11 R | 200 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    VA_02 R | 201 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    VA_07 R | 202 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    KY_06 R | 203 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2
    MI_08 R | 204 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Lk R | 2
    TX_32 R | 205 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 2
    CA_45 R | 206 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    KS_03 R | 207 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    UT_04 R | 208 | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1.6
    OH_12* R | 209 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 1.4
    NC_09* R | 210 | Ln R | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Lk R | 1.4
    NE_02 R | 211 | Ln R | Tlt R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | 1.4
    KS_02* R | 212 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    WI_01* R | 213 | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 1.2
    IL_06 R | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    TX_07 R | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
    CA_10 R | 216 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Ln R | Toss | 0.6
    NJ_07 R | 217 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Toss | Toss | 0.6
    ——–Democrats need ALL the below for control——-
    IL_12 R | 218 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    TX_23 R | 217 | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    MN_03 R | 216 | Toss | Ln R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.4
    CA_25 R | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CA_48 R | 214 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    CO-06 R | 213 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    IA_01 R | 212 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_19 R | 211 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    NY_22 R | 210 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    FL_26 R | 209 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
    PA_01 R | 208 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    PA_17 R | 207 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_01* D | 206 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_02 R | 205 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    MN_08* D | 204 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    WA_08* R | 203 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    VA_10 R | 202 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0
    NJ_11* R | 201 | Toss | Tlt D | Toss | Toss | Toss | -0.2
    MI_11* R | 200 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -0.4
    CA_39* R | 199 | Toss | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -0.4
    CA_49* R | 198 | Toss | Toss | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -0.8
    PA_07* R | 197 | Ln D | Tlt D | Toss | Ln D | Toss | -1
    NH_01* D | 196 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    NV_03* D | 195 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    AZ_02* R | 194 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    NJ_02* R | 193 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    FL_27* R | 192 | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2
    AZ_01 D | 191 | Ln D | Tlt D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.2
    NV_04* D | 190 | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.8
    NJ_05 D | 189 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    FL_07 D | 188 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    CA_07 D | 187 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.6
    MN_07 D | 186 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.6
    PA_06* R | 185 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    PA_08 D | 184 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    AZ_09* D | 183 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    FL_13 D | 182 | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    PA_05* R | 181 | Lk D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    NH_02 D | 180 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    WI_03 D | 179 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    CA_24 D | 178 | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.2
    CT_05* D | 177 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | -5.2

    *indicates open seat

  641. Mr.Vito says:

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/30993/exposed-emails-obama-staffers-minutes-following-amanda-prestigiacomo

    According to emails obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, first reported by The Baltimore Post, advisors to then-President Barack Obama immediately strategized how to exploit the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school to push their gun control agenda…

    …”What are your thoughts?” Duncan asked Emanuel on an email with the subject line, “CT shooting.”

    “Go for a vote this week asap before it fades,” replied Emanuel. “Tap peoples [sic] emotion. Make it simple assault weapons.”

    “Yup- thanks,” replied the education secretary.

    “When I did brady bill and assault weapons for Clinton we always made it simple. Criminals or war weapons,” wrote back Emanuel.

    Duncan then inquired about the so-called “gun show loophole” and other talking points to push on the public.

    “Gun show loophole? Database? Cop-killer bullets? Too complicated?” he wrote.

    “Cop killer maybe,” answered Emanuel. “The other no.”

    “Got it,” Duncan agreed.

  642. Tina says:

    The Socialist wants to challenge trump for 2020.

    I am not sure if the socialist is running as a D, or as a Socialist.

  643. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    641. “My view is that Trump was naive in building up Kim Jon Un as “open” and “honorable”, a really rookie mistake that illustrates his foreign policy inexperience. Despite the rebuttals here, I stand by my earlier assessment that Trump has been too optimistic regarding North Korea.”

    I would not refer to Trump, who is an experienced negotiator, as a “rookie.” He is playing his cards well; the fact that the North Koreans have stated they still want to talk indicates a lot of this is likely posturing. Don’t think anyone who is outside of the actual negotiations can second guess the process at this point.

  644. NYCmike says:

    #668 – “Are you really this dense or is it an act here?”*

    *just kidding

    🙂

  645. jason says:

    Huh, San Diego, I said he made a rookie mistake because he is inexperienced in foreign policy.

    He might be an experienced “negotiator” in real estate deals but he is not experienced in foreign policy negotiations.

    Or do you agree with calling Kim an “honorable man”?

  646. Tina says:

    Mentally ill has played other presidents.

    We gave gem money, food, assistance, etc. we got nothing in return. During the last years of the Spygate Milhouse Obumbler regime, more Americans were taken as hostages.

    Now, basically for nothing, we got the nuke tunnels blown up and the hostages returned.

    In contrast, we gave Iran pallets of cash. They militarize into Syria, Yemen, etc. we and the Gcc are dealing with it.

  647. Tina says:

    We also got the tightest sanctions and embargo on them, with China on board.

    Not bad for a rookie mistake.

  648. DW says:

    Don’t ever forget that Rocket-Man didn’t like his uncle so he had a large cage prepared, filled it with wild dogs that were left unfed for days, and just before the dogs started eating each other, Rocket-Man threw his uncle into the cage.

  649. jason says:

    ALSO, do not construe my opinion of non-naivete as a statement that success is imminent, because I am NOT saying that at all.:

    Ok I guess I have to be more direct.

    “Shapiro and Dilbert make imminently more sense,”

    Check the difference between imminently and eminently.

    Finally, do you agree with calling Kim “honorable”?

    A yes or no will suffice.

  650. jason says:

    I should correct my post above.

    While Trump called Kim honorable, he did not say he was an “honorable man”.

  651. Mr.Vito says:

    Trump can call Kim whatever he wants as long as he continues to make him his bitch in the end.

  652. jason says:

    Interesting….

    This sounds like McCabe knew about the emails on Carlos Danger’s computer as early as September, and maybe was hoping to sit on it until after the election. But Comey decided to go ahead and reveal the investigation and then eventually exonerate Hillary.

    So maybe if Comey had divulged the investigation sooner and thus given Hillary more time to “recover”, would it have made a difference.

    Since I don’t agree that Comey caused her to lose the election I don’t agree with this either.

    But it would be fitting if McCabe doomed her by trying to protect her.

    “Then-FBI Director James Comey notified Congress in late October that he was revisiting the probe less than two weeks before the election, having announced in July that he would not recommend charges over Clinton’s use of a private email server when she served as secretary of state.
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton talks to staff members, including aide Huma Abedin (L), onboard her campaign plane in White Plains, New York, U.S. October 28, 2016. R
    But according to the Associated Press, Justice Department IG Michael Horowitz is expected to criticize the bureau for not moving fast enough to examine those messages.

    Some FBI officials, like then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, knew as early as September 2016 of the emails, but the bureau did not obtain a warrant to review them until the following month.

    The Washington Post first reported in January that Horowitz was looking at whether McCabe wanted to avoid acting until after the election. McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month after Horowitz concluded he had lied to the FBI and to Comey about his leak to the press about the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

    Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis. in March wrote to the DOJ in March demanding answers about the FBI’s timeline.”

  653. NYCmike says:

    “Trump can call Kim whatever he wants as long as he continues to make him his bitch in the end.”

    As Patrick Swayze would say “Ditto.”

  654. jason says:

    then-President Barack Obama immediately strategized how to exploit the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school to push their gun control agenda…”

    Rahm Emanuel’s theory… never let a crisis go to waste.

  655. jason says:

    So NYC that was a yes that you agree with calling Kim “honorable”?

  656. Tina says:

    Mentally ill is missing a few screws.

  657. jason says:

    Don’t ever forget that Rocket-Man didn’t like his uncle so he had a large cage prepared, filled it with wild dogs that were left unfed for days, and just before the dogs started eating each other, Rocket-Man threw his uncle into the cage.”

    I didn’t forget.

    I just wanted to make sure NYC agreed that Kim was “honorable”.

    Since he said yes, we can move on.

  658. mnw says:

    Cow

    What’s your view of the WV Sen poll cited in 656 above?

    TGCA

    Hope you feel better. Rest up over the holiday weekend.

  659. Tina says:

    A bit of old news, Jason. I do not buy that McCabe hid them and comedy did not know. They both hid them.

    It was nypd that leaked the information. Rudy Guiliani even goes on faux and does an interview about that.

    No question they hid them but it got out, so comedy’s entire time at FBI is cover his arse.

  660. Tina says:

    They spent more time spying on a poltical campaign that trying to protect America.

  661. Tina says:

    And if the Jebots candidate won, Hillary fires comedy, promotes McCabe, and retains the Tarmac rat.

  662. Bitterlaw says:

    Since I have negotiated hundreds of settlements in my career, I am sure that NYC will endorse me to negotiate with NK, Chins, and Iran. My experience is as relevant as Trump’s businesses deals.

  663. jason says:

    Honorable man in action in 2013..

    “As many as 80 people were publicly executed in North Korea earlier this month, some for offenses as minor as watching South Korean movies or possessing a Bible.

    South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported that the so-called criminals were put to death in seven cities across North Korea on Nov. 3, in the first known large-scale public executions by the Kim Jong-un regime.

    A source, who is familiar with internal affairs in the North and who recently visited the country, told the paper that about 10 people were killed in each city.

    Wonsan authorities gathered a crowd of 10,000 people, including children, at Shinpoong Stadium and forced them to watch the killings”

  664. Tina says:

    Two weeks ago, clapper said no spying.

    Yesterday spying on trump campaigns but we do not like to use that word.

    And now today

    Today he told Axios the deep state spying on Trump was actually “Benign version of information gathering.”

    All benign folks, move along.

  665. Tina says:

    just benign version of information gathering.

    And the Jebots, the socialist, and never trumped idiots fall for this.

  666. Tina says:

    ‘Sources Say’ is Greek for ‘Fake News’
    ‘Sources Say’ is Greek for ‘Fake News’
    @NolteNC
    ·
    5h
    Here are all the ways Obama tried to HELP Trump…

    1. Wiretaps.

    2. FISA warrants obtained using lies.

    3. Sending spies to spy on the campaign.

    4. Paying foreigners to gather info from the Kremlin about Trump peeing on hookers.

    5. Unmasking.

    6. Illegal media leaks.
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    527
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    ‘Sources Say’ is Greek for ‘Fake News’
    ‘Sources Say’ is Greek for ‘Fake News’

  667. jason says:

    A bit of old news, Jason. I do not buy that McCabe hid them and comedy did not know. They both hid them.”

    You are missing the point.

    The point being that IF the revelation 2 weeks before the election DID cause Hillary to lose, then perhaps IF they hadn’t tried to hide it she and her MSM allies would have had more time to “recover”.

  668. Mr.Vito says:

    So, I just watched the clip, where Trump says ‘honorable’…

    He says in the discussions the nations have had Kim has been very open and honorable from what he’s been seeing.

    He immediately follows it by talking about how they have broken promises before, that they’ve been tough, and if it isn’t a fair deal he will leave the table.

    So, now I see this has all been totally mischaracterized anyway…

  669. jason says:

    just benign version of information gathering.”

    Be fair Tina.

    You know that if GWB had planted spies in Obama’s campaign the MSM and the DEMS would have called it “benign information gathering” too.

  670. Mr.Vito says:

    “Since I have negotiated hundreds of settlements in my career, I am sure that NYC will endorse me to negotiate…”

    If America voted you President, I would…

  671. Mr.Vito says:

    I certainly wouldn’t pretend it wasn’t one of your assets…

  672. jason says:

    Frankly I would think that saying that calling a ruthless dictator and murderer like Kim “honorable” is a mistake would be non-controversial even among Trump’s most sycophantic supporters, but I guess for some people there is nothing Trump could say that could be called a mistake.

    Sort of reminds me of a Jewish friend who used to joke he was so religious that he didn’t have to keep kosher because any food that touched his lips automatically became kosher.

  673. NYCmike says:

    “So NYC that was a yes that you agree with calling Kim “honorable”?”

    -Mr. Vito seems to be putting the issues into the proper context, which would make my “YES” be even more appropriate.

    We have an adult attempting to end an over-60-years-long stalemate…….and jason wants to quibble about the word “honorable”…..I’ll put a call into Roosevelt/Truman/Eisenhower/etc for negotiating with tyrants and using more diplomatic language than an A-Hole would want them to.

  674. jason says:

    I feel bad now that I told NYC to look up the difference between imminently and eminently.

    I don’t want ruin the poor bastard’s weekend.

  675. NYCmike says:

    Ruin my weekend? Why?

    I actually wanted to say Thank you for correcting me. Once I wrote “imminent” in the next comment, I figured “imminently” was used incorrectly.

    It isn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last.

  676. Mr.Vito says:

    I would not call Kim honorable… I might say his discussions had been open and honorable if they had been… if I got everything I wanted for nothing and without angering South Korea and Japan, I might even say I hadn’t made a mistake, at least not yet.

    Call me crazy.

  677. NYCmike says:

    Trump’s use of language is questioned by LOTS of people. I often find myself cringing at certain things he says.

    BUT, he happens to get results in most cases. He isn’t perfect, but he ain’t Hillary, he ain’t an A-Hole, and he is the President……go with the horse that got you here.

  678. jason says:

    I didn’t ask Mr. Vito. I asked you.

    You gave a straight answer.

    You think calling a ruthless dictator and murderer and international pariah “honorable” is appropriate.

    Nothing more to be said.

  679. NYCmike says:

    “Nothing more to be said.”

    -Good. You can be a bit tiresome.

  680. jason says:

    BUT, he happens to get results in most cases. He isn’t perfect, but he ain’t Hillary, he ain’t an A-Hole, and he is the President……go with the horse that got you here.”

    Irrelevant.

    The question was do you think calling Kim “honorable” is appropriate.

    You could have said “no” and none of the above would change.

    But you said yes.

  681. jason says:

    Ruin my weekend? Why?”

    Huh, it was a joke, meaning that it would take you a long time to find the answer.

  682. Mr.Vito says:

    On the other hand, if I called Iran honorable, sent them billions to use for whatever they want (terrorism), let them run roughshod over the middle east, and got an ‘agreement’ to denuclearize that they didn’t even sign, while they continue to call for the destruction of Israel and the U.S.

    that would be a mistake.

  683. jason says:

    -Good. You can be a bit tiresome.”

    Translation: these contortions I have to make to defend Trump at every turn are hard work.

  684. jason says:

    I think you can say Trump was naive in calling Kim “honorable” and still support his policy and initiative towards North Korea.

    Call me crazy.

  685. mnw says:

    To put the new Gravis WV Sen poll (656 above) in context:

    1) Manchin’s own INTERNAL claimed he had only an 8-point lead, but Gravis says he’s… +13?

    2) An earlier independent poll, right after the primary, showed Morrissey +1, as I recall. (I suspected Manchin’s internal was a rescue poll” at the time.)

    3) For some odd reason, Gravis claims that when they do a 3-way that includes B’ship, that… helps Morrissey.

    4) Gravis detects that Morrissey has a profoundly negative JA… like -11.

    One of the toupees, Silver or the other one, grades Gravis as a “B-” pollster

    I saw an earlier Gravis recently that seemed way too good to be true for the GOP. I forget what that poll was. I posted that I thought it looked like krap.

    Until somebody can explain why Morrissey now suddenly gets such sky high negatives right after winning the GOP primary, I’ll have to believe this one is krap to the third power.

    Note to BL: I’m not “re-weighting” a gd thing.

  686. jason says:

    Did Obama ever call any of the ayatollahs honorable?

    If he did, and he may well have, I would certainly agree it was a mistake.

    I certainly thought it was a mistake when he went to Cuba to kiss Castro’s ass.

  687. jason says:

    Note to BL: I’m not “re-weighting” a gd thing.”

    Dang, I am going to have to give Bitter some points.

    Nobody has taken any pre-emptive strikes like this against me.

    No, I am not jealous… sniff….

  688. jason says:

    I can see why Morrisey has high negatives.

    The deadender who got 20% and has unlimited funds is waging a scorched earth campaign to ensure Manchin wins.

    “Don Blankenship will not be supporting Patrick Morrisey for U.S. Senate,” Thomas told West Virginia’s “Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval.” “I think the one thing he is going to make sure doesn’t happen is that Patrick Morrisey does not become a U.S. Senator.”…he’s not going to sit back and let a corrupt carpetbagger highjack our party.”

    Corrupt carpetbagger?

    Even if only the 20% of deadenders heed the message it will be enough to ensure Manchin’s win.

    Morrisey needs more than 80% of the GOP vote against Manchin.

  689. NYCmike says:

    The WORD “honorable” is just that, a WORD.

    Yes, it does show a certain respect for a person who has shown himself to be a cold-blooded killer.

    BUT, at the same time, when the man using the word “honorable” (what was the context again?) then writes a letter saying “You talk about nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.” Trump is pretty clearly showing that his language is guided by diplomacy, as opposed to feelings.

    So, again, especially in the context in which the word was actually used, I think it was appropriate.

  690. Mr.Vito says:

    “I think the one thing he is going to make sure doesn’t happen is that Patrick Morrisey does not become a U.S. Senator.”

    So he IS trying to make sure Morrisey becomes Senator? or is he just a product of WVs wonderful education system?

  691. Mr.Vito says:

    “I certainly thought it was a mistake when he went to Cuba to kiss Castro’s ass.”

    It’s okay. At least he didn’t call his discussions with him honorable…

  692. jason says:

    It’s okay. At least he didn’t call his discussions with him honorable…”

    Actually…..

    “We know that this moment fills Cubans – in Cuba and in the United States – with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation,” Obama said in a statement. “History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.”

    Truly disgusting.

  693. NYCmike says:

    That story about Hillary helps me put the phrase “He might be an experienced “negotiator” in real estate deals but he is not experienced in foreign policy negotiations.” into its proper perspective…….aka FLUSH IT DOWN THE TOILET.

  694. jason says:

    The WORD “honorable” is just that, a WORD.”

    Brilliant, just brilliant.

    I mean, this is really deep sh-t…..

  695. NYCmike says:

    “Truly disgusting.”

    – At least we can always count on Obama to unite us!

  696. NYCmike says:

    “I mean, this is really deep sh-t…..”

    -An A-Hole should know…….

  697. Mr.Vito says:

    “Actually…”

    No honorable there. In fact, you could read that all dishonorably.

  698. Mr.Vito says:

    Of course, that was the thing about Obama that made him so slimy. Mostly careful with words… disastrous in actions.

  699. Tina says:

    I call him mentally ill.

    Will the Jebots Hillary wear again her Russian hat?

  700. jason says:

    I think this “it’s only a word” idiocy is going to come in handy at a future date….

  701. GF says:

    Not that I am interested in getting involved in the debate, but I routinely see any remarks by Scott Adams being attributed to those of a mere “cartoonist.” Say what you will about his comic strip, the man is rather accomplished. MENSA member, Master of Economics from Berkeley, conducted the management training program for his corporation before going independent (including negotiation tactics). He’s no slouch, and his observations RE: Trump all have come to fruition to date.

    I’m not saying he is some magical sage, but he knows a thing or two.

  702. Mr.Vito says:

    “cartoonist” is just a word, GF.

  703. NYCmike says:

    Does Adams take being called a “cartoonist” the way some people take being called a “mass….”?

  704. NYCmike says:

    “I think this “it’s only a word” idiocy is going to come in handy at a future date….”

    -I am sure that a lack of context will also come in handy.

  705. jason says:

    I am a big fan of Scott Adams, I have no doubt he is a very smart guy.

    My favorite cartoon is the one where one worker asks another if he is worried about being replaced by a robot. The guy says who would want to invent a robot that just sits around drinking coffee.

    The next drawing shows a worker introducing a robot to the boss. He says the robot doesn’t do anything but drink coffee, but it could replace 20% of the workforce.

    The boss says “I like it”.

    But at the end of the day, Scott Adams IS a cartoonist, that is what he known for, no matter how smart he is.

    And in any case I never disputed any “prediction” Scott Adams made about Trump and North Korea.

    What I said and still say is that idea that the summit cancellation was some product of great negotiation skills or some in depth master plan is a load of horse crap. Hopefully its just a temporary setback, but its still a setback.

    And calling a cold blooded murderer that commands a police state that terrorizes and starves millions of people and runs concentration camps “honorable” is a mistake that only someone as inexperienced as Trump would make, its completely inappropriate. Trying to cover for this by saying its “only a word” is just plain stupidity.

  706. NYCmike says:

    Just to clarify, because Mr. Vito posted what looked like a quote where Trump used the word “honorable”, yet jason keeps yapping about the word.

    Was Trump calling Kim “honorable”, or was Trump calling the process by which the negotiations had taken place so far “honorable”?

  707. messy says:

    691. none of which are true.

  708. jason says:

    “But I routinely see any remarks by Scott Adams being attributed to those of a mere “cartoonist.”

    You didn’t see it from me. I never used the word “mere”. Frankly, I don’t even see where I used the word cartoonist.

    I think I referred to Dilbert and cartoon artist and in neither case was I putting him down.

    JC called him an amateur cartoonist but was actually praising him.

    “Why is it that an amateur cartoonist can see miles ahead of the so-called “experts”.

  709. Mr.Vito says:

    GF is probably using yesterdays commwnts as well.

  710. jason says:

    Was Trump calling Kim “honorable”, or was Trump calling the process by which the negotiations had taken place so far “honorable”?”

    I tried to make a distinction above when I corrected my post that said he called him an honorable man.

    But saying that he called him “honorable” is fair in my opinion.

    Headlines:

    “Trump calls Kim Jong Un ‘very honorable’ | TheHill”

    Trump calls Kim open, honorable as summit planning goes on” Chicago Tribune

    Trump calls Kim Jong Un ‘very honorable’ – New York Post

    Trump says Kim Jong Un is ‘very honorable’ and ‘very open’ – Business Insider

    Trump calls Kim Jong Un ‘very honorable’ – The Week

    and so on…

    Yeah, you can argue that the MSM will portray anything Trump says negatively, and its true, but if you hand them a loaded gun and point it to your own head they will pull the trigger.

  711. Mr.Vito says:

    If you go by MSM headlines everything that any Republican says will be a mistake.

  712. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Looks like the meeting between Trump and Kim may be back on. Both sides are acting “honorably”.

    “WASHINGTON — A day after President Trump wrote a letter to North Korea calling off the planned June 12 summit while lamenting a lost possible friendship and peace deal, he lauded Pyongyang’s reply as “very nice” and said “we’ll see” about the possibility of the summit being back on.

    “I felt like a wonderful dialogue was building up between you and me, and ultimately, it is only that dialogue that matters. Some day, I look very much forward to meeting you,” Trump wrote in the Thursday letter, which a White House official said was dictated in full by the president.

    The president added that if Kim Jong-un changes his mind, “please do not hesitate to call me or write.”

    The response, issued through the official Korean Central News Agency, came from 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye-kwan, who said Trump’s letter was “a decision not consistent with the desire of humankind for peace and stability in the world, to say nothing of those in the Korean peninsula.”

    “As for the ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’ referred to by President Trump, it is just a reaction to the unbridled remarks made by the U.S. side which has long pressed the DPRK unilaterally to scrap nuclear program ahead of the DPRK-US summit,” Kim continued. “…As far as the historic DPRK-US summit is concerned, we have inwardly highly appreciated President Trump for having made the bold decision, which any other US presidents dared not, and made efforts for such a crucial event as the summit.”

    Kim added that Trump’s “sudden and unilateral announcement to cancel the summit is something unexpected to us and we can not but feel great regret for it.”

    “It is hard to guess the reasons. It could be that he lacked the will for the summit or he might not have felt confident. But for our part, we have exerted sincere efforts,” he said. “…The US side’s unilateral announcement of the cancellation of the summit makes us think over if we were truly right to have made efforts for it and to have opted for the new path.”

  713. Tina says:

    NEW: Giuliani says White House wants readout from yesterday’s classified briefings – and may take material to Justice Dept to call for end

    Splodey heads.

  714. Tina says:

    Trump, we want read out.

    Department of Just Swampstein, we cannot, Fuhrer Mulehead will not approve.

    Trump, ok swampy, I order everything declassified.

    Jebots, never trump Drats, Clinton groupies, all upset.

  715. Tina says:

    Ben Shapiro

    Mukehead investigation has helped trump.

    Duh.

  716. Bitterlaw says:

    If Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Ryan, McCain, Hillary, McConnell, Pelosi, Schumer or any other politician had used raw word “honorable” within 10,000 words of the name Kim, NYC would be ripping that person. Trump ? He will everything he can to avoid saying it was a mistake by Trump.

  717. Mr.Vito says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/25/trump-makes-it-easier-to-fire-poor-performing-federal-workers.html

    “The first executive order aims to strengthen accountability for federal employees and makes it easier to fire poor performers in the federal government.

    The second executive order creates a federal labor relations working group to analyze union contracts with the federal government. It also makes it harder to pay federal unions to appeal firings and to lobby Congress.

    The third executive order, focused on federal unions, is aimed at reducing waste and expenditures and requires federal employees to spend at least 75 percent of their time working on the job they were hired to do, as opposed to working on federal union work. It will also allow the federal government to start charging unions for office space in federal buildings.”

  718. jason says:

    Good, Trump is targeting the sacred cows.

  719. jason says:

    f you go by MSM headlines everything that any Republican says will be a mistake.”

    This is true…nobody is more critical of how the MSM treats Trump than I am.

    But it doesn’t mean Trump can’t make mistakes, and calling a despotic killer “honorable” is a mistake.

  720. jason says:

    Of course, that was the thing about Obama that made him so slimy. Mostly careful with words…”

    Not really, Obama said a lot of stupid sh-t. He lied like a rug too.

    The difference is the MSM gave him a a pass on all of it.

  721. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    I really don’t care if Trump or Obama uses the word “honorable.” What I do care about is Obama consistently appeased foreign anti-American leaders, and entered into poorly negotiated agreements. He thrived on apologizing for past U.S. actions. Trump is standing up for American interests, and getting results — leftist whining to the contrary.

  722. JC says:

    You’re right Jason.

    Trump should absolutely refer to Kim Jon Un as a murderous dictator during these peace talks.

    I’m just sure that’s totally the smart thing to do and would definitely lead to a higher chance of peace.

    Yep. There’s just no way publicly addressing the Nork leader as a killer would destroy any chance of a real peace deal or anything.

    But even if it did, who cares?! Insulting someone who deserves it is definitely more important than peace, right?

  723. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Looks like summit may still take place. Pretty good for a “rookie” president.

    “Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    We are having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating the Summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th., and, if necessary, will be extended beyond that date.”

    5:37 PM – May 25, 2018

  724. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    I will everything I can!

  725. jason says:

    I have never been the ends justify the means kind of guy.

    I was critical of Obama doing it for 8 years, and “results” don’t justify calling a callous murderer “honorable”.

    I support Trump in the N Korea initiative, but that comment is just disgusting.

  726. jason says:

    Trump should absolutely refer to Kim Jon Un as a murderous dictator during these peace talks.”

    Nah, that would be stupid too.

    But thanks for sharing.

  727. jason says:

    So JC are you really so stupid you think there are only two ways to address Kim?

    Murderer or honorable?

    Don’t answer, its rhetorical. I know the answer.

  728. Cash Cow TM says:

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  729. Cash Cow TM says:

    “sacred cows”?

    I know none.

  730. NYCmike says:

    https://apnews.com/07d7f1c5add94088951dc8ca80b268ef/Now-25-years-in,-Bettman-is-never-off-as-NHL-commissioner

    -To get ready for the start of the Finals for the Stanley Cup, here is an article about the Commissioner of the NHL.

    I did not realize the growth in revenues during his tenure!

  731. jason says:

    Insulting someone who deserves it is definitely more important than peace, right?”

    LOL

    You really are a dumbass.

    I never said Trump should be insulting anyone he negotiates with, in fact I have been highly critical of a lot of the insults he has thrown around.

    But you don’t have to call a cold blooded murderer “honorable” either.

  732. Tina says:

    We should do pallets for cash 2.0.

    More money to Iran and more to nk.

    Jebot

  733. jason says:

    Keith Olbermann gets “expanded” role at ESPN.

    Yep, just keep putting politicized moonbats to comment on sports if you want to increase ratings.

  734. Mr.Vito says:

    “But you don’t have to call a cold blooded murderer “honorable” either.”

    Well, if he was open and honorable “so far” in the “discussions”, then he should tell us and the press that truth.

    When he calls him honorable for being a cold-blooded murderer, let us know, and I’ll say he shouldn’t.

  735. jason says:

    Sorry, as they say in Texas, that dog won’t hunt.

    The idea that “he was honorable in discussions” doesn’t mean he is saying Kim Jong Un is honorable is delusional BS.

    Kim Jong Un is not honorable. Period.

    No amount of dodges, contortions, interpretations, translation, etc. changes that.

  736. jason says:

    Olbermann has called Trump a f–king Nazi.

    I don’t watch ESPN anymore.

    I hope their ratings continue to decline.

  737. jason says:

    Heh….

    “Siraj Hashmi
    ?
    @SirajAHashmi

    ESPN employee: Sir, our ratings have been plummeting. Think it has to do with how political we’ve gotten. What should we do?
    ESPN exec: Get me Olbermann.”

  738. Mr.Vito says:

    “The idea that “he was honorable in discussions” doesn’t mean he is saying Kim Jong Un is honorable is delusional BS.”

    Well you already went out of your way to correct yourself that he wasn’t calling him an honorable man, so you have already bagged the bird with that dog yourself.

  739. Bitterlaw says:

    I am watching ESPN2 = College Softball playoffs!!!!!!!

  740. Mr.Vito says:

    765 Let us know how long it takes before they get into politics…

  741. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Kim Jon Un’s confusion is understandable. In the past, threatening nuclear war would have resulted in Jimmy Carter visiting him with several million dollars to pacify him. Obama as president would have apologized to Kim for the American conduct that had provoked Kim to threatened nuclear war. Hillary would have said she understood his anger, and expressed appreciation for his recent contribution to the Clinton Foundation. An American president standing up to him, unheard of.

  742. Mr.Vito says:

    “An American president standing up to him,…”

    We’ll see. So far, so good, though.

  743. Bitterlaw says:

    Mr. Vito – I have coached softball for 8 years. I have never had or heard a political discussion during over more than 150 games. People to call me a liar in 3…2…1…

    No politics by the announcers tonight. I would rather wat h softball at any level than baseball.

  744. Bitterlaw says:

    I like baseball.

    On another topic, Lebron James is the best all around basketball player to ever play in the NBA. It is very unlikely he can catch Jordan in rings. However, I saw Jordan play and if I had to start a team with either Jordan or James in their prime, I would take James.

  745. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Meanwhile, the Iranians are desperately working with the Eurofools to save their nuclear deal. Iran has been funding terrorism throughout the Mideast, and their hurting economically in a bad way now.

    “Since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States this month, calling the agreement deeply flawed, European states have been scrambling to ensure Iran gets enough economic benefits to persuade it to stay in the deal.

    But this has proven difficult, with many European firms alarmed at the specter of far-reaching U.S. financial penalties.

    Nations that remain in the deal – Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia – held a formal meeting on Friday without the United States for the first time since Trump’s announcement, but diplomats saw limited scope for salvaging the agreement.

    “For the time being we are negotiating… to see if they can provide us with a package which can actually give Iran the benefits of sanctions-lifting and then the next step is to find guarantees for that package,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told reporters after the meeting.”

  746. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    If the Iranians start their nuclear program again, it is likely Israel will militarily take it out, with the support of the Saudis & Gulf states.

  747. Mr.Vito says:

    “No politics by the announcers tonight.”

    Thank goodness. I watch softball at restaurants… they put the Gators and other SEC teams on a lot.

  748. Mr.Vito says:

    I dunno. James has already played about a season full of games more than Jordan…

    but Jordan still has more blocks, steals, points, and offensive rebounds… James has more defensive rebounds as a player 2 inches taller and 55 pounds heavier should.

    They basically have the same Field Goal Percentage despite the fact that the 250 pound forward should be scoring a lot more in paint… probably because he takes three times as many 3 point shots without really being any better at making them.

    He has a 1600 more assists than Jordan, but also 1000 more turnovers.

    Finally, in the same number of seasons, Jordan has more MVPs, more AllDefensiveTeams, and was a defensive Player of the Year.

  749. Mr.Vito says:

    Jordan was also much better from the free throw line…

  750. Bitterlaw says:

    UCLA beats Arizona 3-2 to move on. UCLA has 2 sisters on the team. One plays SS and the other plays second base. Pretty cool. In a shocking development, each team has different races.ethnicities on them and they just play the game.

  751. Mr.Vito says:

    Should be 2600 more assists…

  752. Mr.Vito says:

    Are they twins?

  753. Mr.Vito says:

    I assume James has a lot of triple-doubles…

  754. Bitterlaw says:

    James can also play all 5 positions. Jordan also had better players around him. I heard the stat that James has more game winning shots than Jordan and Kobe combined.

    At least Mr. Vito did not say Jordan was better because he has 6 rings to James’ 3. If that was the deciding factor, Robert Horry is better than both of them with 7 and the short white Celtics from the 50s and 60s were greater than any of them.

  755. Bitterlaw says:

    The Perez sisters are not twins. 1 is a Senior. The other may be a freshman.

  756. Mr.Vito says:

    Well, he does have 6 Finals MVPs to James 3.

    Horry has 0.

  757. Mr.Vito says:

    That’s a nice site Mr.Bitter.

  758. Bitterlaw says:

    Mr. Vito – Will you concede that Jordan had better players around him? Pippin, Rodman and even Kucoj were better. James took some pretty weak Cleveland teams to the Finals in his first go round with them. No Hall of Famers on those squads.

  759. Bitterlaw says:

    I thought CG or Chicon would rise from their slumber when they sensed somebody dares to challenge Jordan’s status.

    Good night, A-hole.

  760. Mr.Vito says:

    I will take your word for it… I don’t really know the “other” players well these days, though I thought he had a “Big Three” with the Heat… Wade and somebody else.

  761. Mr.Vito says:

    James is awesome though… I won’t call anyone crazy for thinking he’s better. I’m just not so sure.

  762. Mr.Vito says:

    Goodnight, Mr. B.

  763. NYCmike says:

    If I may stick my nose in…..in terms of today’s game, Lebron is the best. They have mentioned Curry, Durant, couple others…no way.

    Between him and Jordan, I’d be happier with the 2nd pick. Give the pressure to the guy who has to choose first, although they might pick Sam Bowie.

  764. Mr.Vito says:

    Poor Sam…

  765. Tgca says:

    I figured it out….FINALLY!

    Have you ever been perplexed why something you placed in a specific spot is no longer there and now missing? This happens to me at times with small random items of no great value whether it be an eraser, tooth pick, pencil, etc. I have an excellent memory but I just assume I’m distracted and misplaced it though I don’t ever seem to come across them again.

    Well tonight I figured it all out. My doctor prescribed me two additional medications to deal with my nerve and extreme painful muscle spasms from my recent spinal surgery. After taking the medication, I was curled up and lying on the bottom edge of the bed in a rather relaxed state. It was late at night and I had left the bedroom lights on because I constantly get up to use the restroom and that’s when I saw them…the little people.

    A bunch of little people came out of nowhere (the woodwork I assume) and were scurrying about and rummaging through things. They must have thought I was asleep because I was in a sort of restive state but I could clearly see what was going on. I did not want to alarm them so I pretended I was asleep as I watched them. After awhile, the drowsying effects of the medications must have kicked in and sent me to sleep because when I awoke about an hour later, they were all gone.

    So for all those little misplaced items I could have sworn I left in a certain locale, now I know, I didn’t misplace or forget where I put them…it was the Little People.

  766. Tgca says:

    683

    Thanks MNW

    I’ve been resting all week if you can call putzing about the house pretty much awake all hours of the day and night with lotsa very short naps and nothing to do as resting.

    The recuperation from this surgery was clearly much more difficult than the previous spine surgery last year which was actually a much more complicated procedure. The left leg pain has been nearly unbearable. Were talking knee-buckling, searing stabbing pain but finally they found some meds that seem to take some of that pain edge off now though I still have periodic pain spasms. I guess that’s the best they can do without completely doping me up.

    …and I got Hillary cankles to!!! My legs and feet swelled enormously. It’s pretty much subsided except for my left foot which still looks rather fat. I have rather muscular defined legs but they looked like elephant stumps. My knees were swolllen to the size of bowling balls and were rubbing against each other when I stood straight.

  767. Tgca says:

    Per Newsmax, Former Pennsylvania AG Kane Loses Appeal of Criminal Conviction

    This Beotch got hers. I don’t get how these corrupt lawyers and politicians do these things, Perhaps it’s because some get away with it so they think they will too.

  768. Tgca says:

    This is not rocket science folks. In my view, Kim wants to have a summit because

    1. It buys him time
    2. It puts him on the world stage for the folks at home
    3. He badly needs to cut a deal because he’s drowning without much help

    Now he’s gonna test Trump and try to play games back and forth, as all expect.

    I love how the MSM are all over this like Kim upstaged Trump. Not at all, Trump is simply playing the game differently then they expect. This is why Trump outsmarts the MSM so often. If Trump played by the Clinton/Bush/Obama rules, yes, he would be taken to the cleaners by Kim like they were but only the MSM would ridicule Trump 24/7 for the same failures it would not ridicule Obama for because Obama did it to keep peace and avoid war in the region blah blah blah.

    But my guess is that Trump is not going to let Kim either sweet talk him or bait him into a bad deal out of fear. Unfortunately, this or any deal with North Korea will never deal the justice that should be deserved for such a regime, but often that is the price of ending regional conflicts.

  769. Tgca says:

    796

  770. Tgca says:

    797

  771. Tgca says:

    798

  772. Tgca says:

    799

  773. Tgca says:

    Oh my Gawd!
    800!
    Me?
    I can’t believe it!
    Really?
    So unexpected.
    I’m just thrilled.

  774. Tgca says:

    Add Morgan Freeman to the list of sexual harassers. Actually, some of his alleged comments I read clearly seem to show him asserting his privilege and stardom, and that arrogance will now tarnish his reputation, as I doubt he’ll be playing the cool, calm, collective leader in any Hollywood blockbusters soon. After all, who wants the audience to associate the POTUS in a movie with being a perv.

    But no worries, because he did not mean to offend anyone and all who know and work with him can attest to that is not the person he is blah blah blah

    Even though I think the comments are obnoxious and inappropriate, they hardly rise to the level of I was horrified and distraught and need therapy for the rest of my life.

    But still, I could never imagine making comments like that to someone I do not know when first meeting them in a professional setting.

  775. Tgca says:

    Morgan Freeman’s statement regarding the 8 ladies who accused him of sexual harassment.


    “I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports.

    All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor.

    I admit that I am someone who feels a need to try to make women—and men—feel appreciated and at ease around me. As a part of that, I would often try to joke with and compliment women, in what I thought was a light-hearted and humorous way.

    Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended. And that is why I apologized Thursday and will continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally.

    But I also want to be clear: I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not assault women. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex. Any suggestion that I did so is completely false.”

  776. Tgca says:

    Ok. I get it. Morgan Freeman was only joking to break the ice and trying to make the ladies feel comfy…but we should not. Miscontrue his intentions,

    Morgan to Reporter:
    Ok, let’s lighten the mood 1st here and get acquainted a bit before we delve into the deep specifics you wish to know about me and my career. That’s quite a rack you got there. Did you inherit your knockers from your mom?

  777. Bitterlaw says:

    Thacker – Roman numerals, please. You know the rules,

  778. Redmen4ever says:

    Morgan Freeman’s net worth is $150 million. That’s prima facie evidence that he’s liable for something.

  779. mnw says:

    Tgca

    That sounds awful. I’m glad to hear they’re giving you some meds that help, though.

    I had knee replacement in Dec. (Not 1/100 of what you’re going through, I know.) I didn’t think it would ever get any better. I was disappointed & wished I’d never had it done. But then…at glacial speed… it’s starting to get better. So, hang in there. Better days may be ahead.

  780. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    In The Hill, Mitch McConnell about the 2018 Ohio Senate race:

    “I saw a survey within the last week in Ohio indicating that race is very competitive. I would certainly add Ohio to the list,” McConnell told The Hill.

    A Republican strategist said internal polling shows the race between Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) is “within the margin of error.”

    “Within the past week a number of Republicans have been talking about it behind the scenes,” said the GOP source. “The survey has given Republicans reason for hope. It’s internal polling.”

  781. Hugh says:

    Tgca. Good luck with your recovery. I hope the final results of your surgery are very successful.

  782. jason says:

    I read an interesting comment somewhere that the Dems bought into blue wave MSM hype and may have overextended themselves in initial commitments to fund a huge amount of target races, some that may actually not be in play, in effect diluting their efforts.

    Seems like a reasonable theory to me.

  783. J. Cutler says:

    I’m glad CG is back. He’s one of my biggest fans.

  784. jason says:

    Good luck Tgca on your recovery.

    I would send you some of my cure-all broth made from llama fat, meat and bones, a traditional family recipe, but you probably don’t want to sacrifice vegetarianism in order to feel better.

  785. jason says:

    Well you already went out of your way to correct yourself that he wasn’t calling him an honorable man, so you have already bagged the bird with that dog yourself.”

    Wrong conclusion.

    But I think we have make clear our opinions on this, so you were welcome to the last word.

  786. Bitterlaw says:

    But I think we have make clear our opinions on this, so you were welcome to the last word.

    The A-hole always has the last word.

  787. Phil says:

    overextended their initial commitments

    yeah, like in Texas for “rising super star” Beto

    Democrats throwing money down a rat hole in Texas is what they regularly do in every election cycle.

  788. jason says:

    I think we have to resist going overboard on the sexual harassment thing.

    I have no doubt many of these accusations are true, but also that many are false.

    I am not sure that the idea anyone can destroy someone’s career and reputation just by making allegations is a good idea.

  789. jason says:

    But I think we have make clear our opinions on this, so you were welcome to the last word.

    The A-hole always has the last word.”

    I didn’t state my objection to his post, so I consider that giving him the last word.

    GFY.

  790. jason says:

    The good thing about HHR is that as soon as one argument cools down (they never really end), a new one starts.

  791. jason says:

    I was just thinking this morning how invading Iraq was the right thing to do.

  792. jason says:

    Al Gore says Trump presidency should be “terminated early”.

    Gore] urged the graduates to vote in large numbers in the coming years, suggesting that America’s “experiment” with the Trump administration should, like some scientific ventures, “be terminated early for ethical reasons.”

  793. Chicon says:

    And I was just thinking about how great it was that Lincoln freed the slaves.

  794. mnw says:

    Tina

    Suggest that you may want to visit Powerline blog & read the article with the headline, “Andrew McCarthy Recommends”

    McCarthy links to some anonymous twitterer who, he says, is clearly inside DOJ/FBI & is providing some startling info.

  795. Tina says:

    Mentally Ill and so president hold second summit.

  796. Tina says:

    Thanks, Mnw. Will do. I only know that Sara Carter and others suggest that the FBI agent who interviewed Flynn is willing to testify that Flynn did not lie. He was with Pete the Cheat.

    So, evidently McCabe or somebody else may have changed the 302. It is also strange that Comedy testified under oath to congress that Flynn did not lie, only to state something else in the Book of Lies.

  797. Tina says:

    Even if Flynn lie, was his lie material to anything? After all, the executive branch, the President takes the lead on foreign policy, foreign policy outreach.

    If Comedy personally disagreed with the outreach, it is too bad. Comedy could run for President.

    It is not the FBI who make foreign policy decisions.

    So, even if Flynn lied, he was not lying about a criminal matter.

  798. Tina says:

    It is clearly McCabe and comedy they wanted to get back at Flynn. The FBI agents were sent and never informed the Nosa lead attorney.

    Sent to interrogate Flynn for something they had no business being involved.

    Thankfully, spook was smarter than Pete the cheat and the other FBI agent.

  799. Tina says:

    The Penguin has stated that Spygate Milhouse Obumbler had no knowledge of spying on trump.

  800. Tina says:

    Mnw, underground huber is on Twitter and a good read. He is mentioned by McCarthy.

  801. Tgca says:

    811
    Dearest Jason

    Though we share some common Latin roots, I would rather stick to more traditional 21st century medicine for tending to my surgical recuperation. But TYVM. You’re so sweet!

    Your homemade remedy reminded me of a childhood experience at a Latino neighbor in the blessedly lovely city of Newark, NJ when I was a mere hottie half-breed in the making, maybe 9 or 10. This PR neighbor grew up on a farm in Puerto Rico so they had all types of homemade remedies for ailments. He had a huge cut on his big toe one day and he demonstrated to us kids the healing powers of dogs as he let his dog lick his open wound incessantly. I’ve never forgotten that experience nor have I ever practiced it. Though a dog’s mouths have some minor antiseptic like effects for their use, a dogs mouth is infested with all types of filthy bacteria that should it get into a human wound or bloodstream, it could be quite unpleasant and rather infectious.

    But hey, what do I know? I was just a lil ole ghetto half-breed living off the gubermint (thanks dad…you no good POS!) getting a streetwise EDUMACATION from a poor PR farmer in Newark.

  802. mnw says:

    Tgca

    Given all you’ve told us about yourself, you are a most unlikely conservative poster! We tend mostly to be old, grumpy white males, like me. Great to have you with us.

    If you’d been a lawyer, you’d probably be a federal judge. Some Republican POTUS would have gone searching for genuine conservatives among minority groups– there aren’t too many!

  803. CG says:

    MJ vs LeBron

    Let me just say that as far as the total career percentages, etc, Jordan’s will be down a bit because of the time he spent as a Washington Wizard when he should not really have been playing.

    LeBron won two rings with Dwayane Wade and Chris Bosh. The other one with Cleveland, which he deserves more credit for, also had Kyrie Irving and other very good players around him.

    MU was the Bulls during the six titles. They were clearly his team and he was always the first option, although Scottie Pippen was also a Hall of Fame player. Jordan played three seasons with Rodman and Rodman was only really good during one of them. The other two years in the playoffs, Rodman was pretty ineffective. I think LeBron had far more help in winning the titles the years that he did, and of course has lost plenty of times in the Finals, something that Michael Jordan would never have allowed to happen to his team. He never even allowed it to go to 7 games.

    Had Jordan not temporarily retired after the 1993 season, the Bulls would have likely won 8 titles in a row.

    Jordan never had an off-game in the playoffs, Flu, injury, whatever, there was never discussion that he was “tired” or hampered by cramps. LeBron, as great a player as he is, has faced all those questions over the years, and even if he somehow manages to will his team to win Game 7 tomorrow, is likely to still be below .500 final appearances.

  804. jason says:

    LeBron won two rings with Dwayane Wade and Chris Bosh. The other one with Cleveland, which he deserves more credit for”

    LOL

    Would Miami have won either of those titles WITHOUT LeBron?

    No.

    The opposite of CG’s point is actually true. LeBron is a great winner despite playing on crappy teams, while Jordan played on competitive teams.

    You can’t have it both ways. No free lunch.

  805. jason says:

    How is Derrick Rose, who Corey claimed to be better than LeBron (or maybe it was Rose who claimed that. or both, I forget) doing? In the Hall of Fame yet?

  806. CG says:

    LeBron would not have won those titles without Wade and Bosh. That is why he signed to play with them. They went 2 for 4 in the Finals. Wade had already won a title in Miami without James.

    Jordan won six titles with Scottie Pippen and otherwise completely different teams for the first three and the second three. Pippen was the only true superstar that Jordan ever played with, and he began his career as Jordan’s teammate.

  807. CG says:

    Derrick Rose was better than LeBron the year that Rose won the MVP. His career would go on to be derailed by injury.

    But considering the lack of help that Cleveland has right now for LeBron, they probably wish they wouldn’t have traded away Derrick Rose this season because he showed in the playoffs with Minnesota that he still can contribute in spurts.

    I never said Rose was better than LeBron. I said Michael Jordan was.

  808. CG says:

    In terms of offensive statistics it might also be worth mentioning that the rules allowed for far more physical play on defense when Jordan was playing as compared to now.

  809. jason says:

    811
    Dearest Jason

    Though we share some common Latin roots, I would rather stick to more traditional 21st century medicine for tending to my surgical recuperation. But TYVM. You’re so sweet!”

    You are right, dog saliva can cause severe infections on open wounds, that is why dog bites sre usually treated with antibiotics.

    On the other hand, llama spit is considered by the Tumis (medicine men) to be highly effective. These are the same Tumis that used to use trepanation to cure a variety of ills so you know they knew what they were doing.

  810. jason says:

    LeBron would not have won those titles without Wade and Bosh.”

    He would have needed a pretty good player to replace Wade, but that would not have been impossible.

    Bosh no. Lots of players could have stepped up to his level.

    There was only ONE player on the Miami Heat team that was not replaceable, LeBron James.

  811. CG says:

    Still, Wade had already won a title in Miami without James.

    The whole bottom line to the Miami thing was that he joined up with a superstar team, which is not something that ever applied to Jordan. The Bulls were built around Jordan.

    All things considered, the “Big Three” in Miami underachieved by only winning two, (one of which came from a San Antonio Game 6 chokejob)

    James is an amazing player and has physical tools like nobody anyone has seen before, but in terms of mental strength and intangibles, I think he has already missed out on any chance to be Michael Jordan.

  812. jason says:

    I was just a lil ole ghetto half-breed living off the gubermint”

    Dang, I thought I might have the edge on humble beginnings but Tgca just scooped up the marbles.

  813. CG says:

    LeBron was also quite visible in the fall of 2016 as Hillary Clinton blew an election to Donald Trump and the Cleveland Indians blew a 3-1 lead to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.

  814. jason says:

    Since I was rooting for a Clinton loss and a Cubs win I will be happy to give LeBron credit for both.

  815. Tina says:

    I was rooting for a Hillary win and a Cubs win.

    Jebot

  816. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Reuters Congressional Vote poll: May 17

    Republicans 38.1% (March 3 33.1%)
    Democrats 36.7% (March 3 44.6%)

    Its hard to believe this much of a change, but then again many polls are showing a Republican surge.

  817. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    From Reuters on millennial voters:

    “The online survey of more than 16,000 registered voters ages 18 to 34 shows their support for Democrats over Republicans for Congress slipped by about 9 percentage points over the past two years, to 46 percent overall. And they increasingly say the Republican Party is a better steward of the economy.

    Although nearly two of three young voters polled said they do not like Republican President Donald Trump, their distaste for him does not necessarily extend to all Republicans or translate directly into votes for Democratic congressional candidates.

    That presents a potential problem for Democrats who have come to count on millennials as a core constituency – and will need all the loyalty they can get to achieve a net gain of 23 seats to capture control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November.”

    There has also been recent trends of millennials increasingly moving to the suburbs. The belief that millenials are urban core trendsetters may be outdated.

  818. Wes says:

    Republicans gained on Democrats in 2010 and 2014 by emphasizing problems with the Obama-led Democrats and despite media mischaracterization, avoided vicious negative personal assaults that would have undrcut their message.

    Democrats have nothing but negativity and are doing nothing to reinforce a positive image among voters.

    This is their biggest mistake as while Democrats could point to colossal failures in Iraq in 2006 and a sharp economic downturn in 2008 as a reason to entrust them with power, they have no such hook now. While Trump may be personally distasteful to many voters, he has had an increase in recent accomplishments while the byzantine Rube-Goldberg collusion allegations have yielded little, if any, fruit.

    This is likely why the GOP has been on the rise lately.

  819. Tgca says:

    Mnw

    Not sure what age range you’re in but I think I’d make an awful lawyer. I can be a pushy argumentative in your face dude who would probably spend more time correcting and lecturing the judge and in contempt of court. But many tell me I’m an excellent teacher and should have been a professor since I’m a good animated presenter. Though I did consider tax law when I started a MS Tax Program in my yoot. I got halfway thru and decided tax law was not exciting enough for me. I think if in my old age I were ever to consider being a lawyer I would want to work with the elderly or poor,not necessarily criminal but more legal support for those in need.

    But who knows what coulda been?

  820. mnw says:

    RE: Wes’ 845:

    I think the msm had young voters (& many others) all prepped to believe that Trump was going to be Satan/Hitler. Like the kid who became Satan’s very own POTUS in that film The Omen (& the sequels).

    A year & a half in, Trump & the GOP now benefit from that wrong-headed expectation. In other words, the msm did him an unintentional favor. Trump didn’t just come in with low expectations; he came in with expectations that he would be the antiChrist.

    Also, for millennials whose core political experience was Obama’s presidency… this is something really different, & some of them are discovering that they prefer some of what Trump offers— America First; no apology tours; less govt regulations, etc. They are discovering that the Obama Way was not necessarily their destiny.

    I suspect that this may be… liberating.

  821. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    845. “Democrats have nothing but negativity and are doing nothing to reinforce a positive image among voters.”

    Totally agree with what Wes said in #845.

  822. mnw says:

    Tgca

    I’m 71.

    I meant that the GOP is always scouring for genuine conservative lawyers who are also members of minority groups.

    You coulda been a contender!

  823. Tgca says:

    839
    Dearest Jason

    Where I grew up we did not consider ourselves coming from humbling beginnings. Instead, we considered ourselves the inferior minorities, half-breeds, and white trash who had to fight those privilege mothaf**** who llooked down on us and treated us like chit and thought we were STOOPID and IGORENT. But I proved them all wrong and got myself an EDUMACATION!!!

  824. mnw says:

    San Diego 843

    Reuters has flipped back now to D+7 on the GCB— a turnaround of 9 points in just a few days.

  825. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    851. What I posted was on the Fox News Twitter this morning.

  826. mnw says:

    SDC

    I don’t doubt that for a second, but they just came out with a newer one, per The Wise Men at RRH.

  827. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    853. I don’t doubt you. It is quite a turn-around. Here is a link to a The Hill story about the poll from earlier in the week.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/388832-reuters-poll-shows-republicans-leading-generic-ballot-for-first-time

  828. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Here is the Reuters polling site showing the sudden Democratic surge.

    http://polling.reuters.com/#!response/TM1212Y17/type/smallest/filters/PD1:1/dates/20180101-20180526/collapsed/true

  829. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    851. “Reuters has flipped back now to D+7 on the GCB— a turnaround of 9 points in just a few days.”

    Raises the suspicion they changed their methodology to achieve a different result.

  830. Tina says:

    Reports indicate that Amnotti is gone from cnn. We need more amnotti, stormy, Hogg, Russian Schiff for Brains, comedy, the penguin, and Comrade.

  831. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    With Spies, or “Informants” as the Democrats like to call them because it sounds less sinister (but it’s not), all over my campaign, even from a very early date, why didn’t the crooked highest levels of the FBI or “Justice” contact me to tell me of the phony Russia problem?
    12:28 PM · May 26, 2018

    Is he referring to the Dept of Just Me?

  832. mnw says:

    Agreed. Raises the suspicion that al Reuters is a big ole ho.

    Tina

    I was in a restaurant bar the other night & got involuntarily subjected to a few random minutes of MSNBC. Oh…my…God.

  833. Tina says:

    Mnw, I was waiting in line to pay a medical bill. Lib 1 turns to Lib 2 and says mslsd is the best, cnn is too right wing.

    Yes, cnn is too right wing.

  834. mnw says:

    Tina

    From what I saw on MSNBC, Lib 1 may be right.

  835. Tina says:

    ·
    2h
    When will the 13 Angry Democrats (& those who worked for President O), reveal their disqualifying Conflicts of Interest? It’s been a long time now! Will they be indelibly written into the Report along with the fact that the only Collusion is with the Dems, Justice, FBI & Russia?
    12.9K
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    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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    This whole Russia Probe is Rigged. Just an excuse as to why the Dems and Crooked Hillary lost the Election and States that haven’t been lost in decades. 13 Angry Democrats, and all Dems if you include the people who worked for Obama for 8 years. #SPYGATE & CONFLICTS OF INTEREST!

  836. Tina says:

    Larry Schweikart Retweeted
    M.Joseph Sheppard
    M.Joseph Sheppard
    @SHEPMJS
    ·
    1h
    Reuters For May, 2018 Hispanic Voters Trump Approval;
    418 Responses (G.W. Bush 2004 40%)

    Disapprove 58%
    Approve 40%
    Mixed feelings 2.3%

    So save approval as mute 43 among Hispanic voters?

    Going open borders is a losing issue for Rs. See 2006.

  837. DW says:

    Game going on in Wisconsin right now where the team from New York is losing 17-6. No, its not an NFL pre-pre-season game between the Packers and Giants. Its the Brewers clobbering the Mets.

  838. mnw says:

    The RRH dashboard is up, for anyone interested– both Sen & Guv races.

    I think it’s overly pessimistic, in general. Surprised?

  839. jason says:

    If true that Hispanic approval rate is 7% more than what Trump got in 2016.

    Intuitively it seems high because if Trump was at 40% with Hispanics he would be higher than 44% overall.

    I hope its true however.

  840. Tgca says:

    Ok. Maybe it’s me or maybe I just don’t understand the Korean mindset but the Drudge photo of Kim and Moon all huggy and kissy looks quite disturbing. I know it’s important to put aside differences and move forward to forge peace but these photo embraces make it look like two long lost brothers united Now some may argue that is the point, North and South are brothers. But if your brother was a notorious murderous dictator, would you embrace him?

  841. jason says:

    Moon was told by Trump that Kim is honorable so he decided to embrace him.

  842. Mr.Vito says:

    They already hugged in April, which might suggest that the negotiations seemed honorable to that point.

  843. Tina says:

    Second time with the hugs

    This is Donut ?Summit 2.0.

    It is up Tomsk and nk to make the peace. We can help,facilitate that, but ultimately its up to them.

  844. jason says:

    Instapundit has a a link to a site that shows CNN really sucking hind tit in the cable news race.

    They are competing for liberal viewers but MSNBC attracts more liberal than they do.

    I am sure Wobbie feels bad for them.

  845. jason says:

    We can help,facilitate that, but ultimately its up to them.”

    Not exactly.

    We are still responsible for the security of South Korea so we have a big stake in ensuring any agreement is enforceable.

  846. Tina says:

    …”Kim said he feels closer to Moon after talking again.”

    Reuters.

  847. lisab says:

    there is no ballet in minnesota!!!!!

    i will have to travel 500 miles to chicago to see the nutcracker!

    what kind of state does not have a professional ballet company?!

    oh sure … mall of america and 300 cheese stores, but no ballet company!

  848. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The amazing power of Trump’s twitter. Trump attacks the New York Times for using a source that does not exist.

    @realDonaldTrump 14h14 hours ago

    “The Failing @nytimes quotes “a senior White House official,” who doesn’t exist, as saying “even if the meeting were reinstated, holding it on June 12 would be impossible, given the lack of time and the amount of planning needed.” WRONG AGAIN! Use real people, not phony sources.”

    The New York Times feels it must respond to his tweet in an article.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/26/world/asia/trump-korea-summit-twitter.html

    Trump is up to over 52 million twitter followers.

  849. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Utah Republican Senate Poll just released:

    Romney 67%
    Kennedy 24%
    Undecided 9%

  850. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The last Utah Senate General Election Poll:

    Romney (Rep) 60%
    Wilson (Dem) 14%

  851. mnw says:

    RRH sez the 3 most likely Sen flips, in order, are AZ; ND; & NV.

    In other words, the GOP is skrued. Also, they have TN as leans DEM.

  852. mnw says:

    RE: freed Venezuela hostage

    Odd how so many bad guys are trying to make nice. Almost as if they’re suddenly nervous about something.

  853. mnw says:

    Hey, three iiis!

    GFY. And take a remedial English course.

  854. Tina says:

    Hey Messy lsd.

    President Trump has you loons debating the words spy vs informant,

    While technical terms,there is essentially no difference.

    Even the Wp is cautioning that Trump is “winning this debate.”

  855. mnw says:

    I fear Messy “disintigrates” (sic). Pity.

  856. Sheeple,Jr. says:

    #880
    Hey Messy:
    This is what you think is important?! I guess important things like another hostage release, Korean talks, Deep State hijinks etc are of no consequence to you.
    It amazes me how pathetic you and your like-minded thinkers are!

  857. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    Who’s going to give back the young and beautiful lives (and others) that have been devastated and destroyed by the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt? They journeyed down to Washington, D.C., with stars in their eyes and wanting to help our nation…They went back home in tatters!

  858. Tina says:

    Washington Examiner
    Washington Examiner
    @dcexaminer
    Obama’s team said it had Russian meddling “under control” until Trump won, says GOP senator (link: https://washex.am/2GQzCSI) washex.am/2GQzCSI

    Yup, Spygate Milhouse Obumbler had everything under control.

  859. jason says:

    Utah Republican Senate Poll just released:

    Romney 67%
    Kennedy 24%
    Undecided 9%”

    Don’t worry, deadenders, Kennedy’s internal poll only has him down by 30.

  860. jason says:

    ”Kim said he feels closer to Moon after talking again.”

    Yes, currently the moon is closer to Earth than average…

  861. jason says:

    You guys are too hard on Messy.

    You should be supportive someone that functionally illiterate can actually find MSM garbage to post here.

    You underestimate how difficult it must be for someone who probably didn’t finish 3rd grade to deal with complicated words like “informant”.

    You forget we were all there (3rd grade level) at one time.

    Give her a break.

  862. Mr.Vito says:

    Breaking…

    Rocket Man Jets to Moon Summit

  863. jason says:

    I hate it when people are not supportive and understanding.

  864. jason says:

    Rocket Man is exploding with optimism and bursting with pride that the summit is back on.

    I know, that’s not as good as “Rocket Man Jets to Moon Summit” but it’s short notice and I am not creative on an empty stomach, breakfast was 5 hours ago.

    GFYs.

  865. Tina says:

    Conversation
    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Why didn’t the 13 Angry Democrats investigate the campaign of Crooked Hillary Clinton, many crimes, much Collusion with Russia? Why didn’t the FBI take the Server from the DNC? Rigged Investigation!
    7:13 AM · May 27, 2018

    The decision by the FBI to not seize the server is a huge error.

  866. Tina says:

    Fuhrer Mulehead has not looke into the Russian hacking of the Dnc server.

    To this date, no Russians have been indicted for the hacking.

    Reason being?

    No Russians were involved.

    So called hacking was actually internal.

  867. jason says:

    Rubio does not seem optimistic…..

    “Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he is convinced that North Korea will not give up its nuclear program and that its release of U.S. prisoners and other gestures are “a show.”

    “Ultimately I remain convinced that [North Korean leader Kim Jong Un] does not want to denuclearize; he will not denuclearize, but he wants to give off this perception that he’s this open leader, that he’s peaceful, that he’s reasonable,” the Florida senator told Raddatz.

    He said recent peaceful gestures by Kim Jong Un such as releasing three Americans detained in North Korea and blowing up a site that had been used for nuclear testing were “a show.”

    “It’s all a show,” Rubio said. Kim “released three Americans that were innocently there, blew up a facility that was probably already damaged … Here’s the bigger point, the facility he blew up was a testing site. He can test [weapons] anywhere.”

    I don’t disagree with Rubio’s assessment, but it represents the “status quo” train of thought that has made zero progress so far over several administrations.

    Trump is trying a new tack which is essentially to give Kim the opportunity to break away from the perception (or reality) that he is an intransigent madman.

    It seems to me that Kim is enjoying both the attention and the fact he is not being treated as a complete pariah for a change.

  868. Mr.Vito says:

    Did anyone find out who McCabe bought the $70000 furniture from? I’d like to know who was getting that kickback/bribe.

  869. jason says:

    If it was Amish furniture they don’t give receipts.

  870. jason says:

    I remember when Comey testified that the Russians tried to hack the RNC also, but with less success.

    Maybe because the Rs didn’t give their password when they got an email saying give us your password.

  871. Cash Cow TM says:

    35 million
    MAY 25, 2018
    The expected number of Americans who won’t have health insurance in 2027, which is 5 million higher than the Congressional Budget Office initially predicted. The increase is attributed to rising premiums and the end of Obamacare’s individual mandate, which Congress revoked in December.
    Source: CNBC

    $36 million
    MAY 23, 2018
    Amount the teen who started a wildfire in Oregon last year — by throwing fireworks — is ordered to pay its victims.
    Source: The Oregonian

    $8,700
    JULY 22, 2018
    Monthly pension for the now-ex-sheriff’s deputy who failed to enter a Parkland, Fla., high school during the February mass shooting that left 17 dead. There have been calls to revoke his retirement benefits, but the governor says state law restricts him from doing that.
    Source: The Tampa Bay Times

    169
    MAY 21, 2018
    Potentially active volcanoes in the United States, including Hawaii’s Kilauea, which recently erupted.
    Source: The New York Times/Honolulu Star-Advertiser

    More than 300,000
    MAY 18, 2018
    Cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis in California last year, which is a 45 percent increase since 2013 and the highest number since at least 1990.
    Source: Kaiser Health News

    $275
    MAY 17, 2018
    New tax, per employee, that big companies in Seattle, like Amazon and Starbucks, will soon have to pay. The money will go toward alleviating homelessness, which reached emergency levels in the city in 2015.
    Source: Tribune News Service

  872. Cash Cow TM says:

    I do not think WV has a professional ballet group.

    We clog here when we dance.

  873. Gelt Goose says:

    Honk.

  874. Cash Cow TM says:

    Hey, Goosie!

    maybe you, Gelt Goose, know the answer to this question.

    The TV weather people speak of how many positive lightning strikes and negative lightning strikes there were in a recent storm. You hang around up in the atmosphere.

    What is the difference?

    All the cows I speak to say it does not matter whether the herd gets hit by a positive or a negative lightning strike.

  875. jason says:

    oh sure … mall of america and 300 cheese stores, but no ballet company!”

    I will check to see if Bird-in-Hand has a ballet company.

    If not I can probably get you season tickets to the Amish choir.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svlhDvyse-s

  876. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    900. “$275 MAY 17, 2018
    New tax, per employee, that big companies in Seattle, like Amazon and Starbucks, will soon have to pay. The money will go toward alleviating homelessness, which reached emergency levels in the city in 2015. Source: Tribune News Service”

    The new tax will rise annually as the far leftist Seattle City Council enacts new socialist oriented programs every year. It will also apply increasing to not so big companies. Expect Amazon and Starbucks may soon he shifting operations out of Seattle.

  877. mnw says:

    I believe Giuliani’s addition to Team Trump has caused a major improvement in Trump’s legal messaging. I think Giuliani gets some credit for the public’s increasingly negative perception of Mueller’s investigation, as well.

    I never paid much attention to Rudy heretofore,* but I’m beginning to think he’s worth his weight in gold to Trump.

    *I always knew he was a respected mob prosecutor, but that was decades ago.

  878. jason says:

    I have always been a big Giuliani fan and supported him for President.

    But I think he is to much of a loose cannon and given to bizarre statements to be of use to Trump’s legal team, at least not as spokesman, maybe he could just provide legal advice.

    I just have a feeling he is no longer playing with a full deck.

  879. jason says:

    Make that too much of a loose cannon.

    I do credit Giuliani, who has always been a moderate and certainly “establishment”, for seeing something real in Trump and endorsing him early, like Sessions did.

    At the time, I thought he had really lost it. He was right.

    Maybe I am wrong again and he is 100% with it. Hope so.

  880. jason says:

    Today, according to the MSM, Rudy admitted “being in a PR war with Mueller”.

    Even if true, why say that?

  881. mnw says:

    profoundly disagree!

    All the internal sniping & angry walkouts have stopped.

    Trump & Giuliani now seem to be speaking with one voice on all things Mueller.

  882. Tina says:

    Rubio continues to insert boot not his mouth.

    Guy needs to quit.

  883. Tina says:

    Rubio is defending spying in campaigns.

    Well past time for Rubio to stfu.

  884. Phil says:

    Why say that?

    Geez. I have no idea what’s wrong with Giuliani. I don’t know if he’s senile or what his problem is.

    As far as Rubio who was my guy during the primaries, he’s become a consistent useful idiot. I thought there were already enough of those in the Republican Party. Maybe he’s auditioning to take McCain’s spot.

  885. mnw says:

    Couldn’t agree more, Tina. No wonder that thread pig troll (hearts) Rubio. They ought to get married. Rubio seems to be auditioning for the the Flake/Corker/McCain position.

    I wish we had Rdel back here to talk about TN Sen. RRH seems to have a special eeyore thing going on for Blackburn. I don’t buy it.

  886. jason says:

    Rubio, or someone like him, is the future of the R party, not Trump. At least the R party I would like to see.

    I don’t agree with him on some of the comments he is making, although to be fair he said if the spy thing is verified, he favors a complete investigation, he just hasn’t seen enough evidence yet.

    Too many people are too quick to attack anyone who is not 100% pure on all things Trump.

  887. jason says:

    Geez. I have no idea what’s wrong with Giuliani. I don’t know if he’s senile or what his problem is.”

    Unfortunately, maybe he is senile… he is certainly making some bizarre statements.

  888. jason says:

    Trump & Giuliani now seem to be speaking with one voice on all things Mueller.”

    Facts not in evidence.

  889. Tina says:

    Rubio has a bad habit of inserting himself without knowing the facts, or wanting to know them.

    I say this a s a big fan and if you remember, one of his earliest supporters against Crist back in 2010.

  890. Tina says:

    And Rubio defending spying is asinine.

  891. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    906. “I believe Giuliani’s addition to Team Trump has caused a major improvement in Trump’s legal messaging. I think Giuliani gets some credit for the public’s increasingly negative perception of Mueller’s investigation, as well.”

    I agree with mnw.

  892. mnw says:

    I was just now watching Giuliani on Fox News Sunday. Boy is HE senile!

    /S !!!

    I’d love to have an atty who was “senile” like that.

  893. lisab says:

    No anthem, no problem: High school sports crowd spontaneously breaks into song after announcer said they wouldn’t play the Star Spangled Banner on Memorial Day weekend

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5776669/Sports-stadium-sings-National-Anthem-capella-announcer-Memorial-day-weekend.html#ixzz5GkQSgTLj
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  894. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason- HHR is an all or nothing place. If you do not worship Trump 100% of the time, you are called Jebot.

  895. jason says:

    Jason- HHR is an all or nothing place. If you do not worship Trump 100% of the time, you are called Jebot.”

    Don’t you love this place?

  896. jason says:

    I don’t think Giuliani is operating on all cylinders.

    But I wish him well, and I certainly hope he can help Trump deal with Mueller.

  897. Tina says:

    Guiliani has Fuhrer Mulehead on the defensive. Since coming on board, Fuhrer Mukehead has lost a lot of support.

    Of course, with the 13 angry ds helping.

  898. Tina says:

    I use Jebot in reference to two Drats here,

  899. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    923. “Jason- HHR is an all or nothing place. If you do not worship Trump 100% of the time, you are called Jebot.”

    Believe the issue being discussed was whether Guiliani was doing a good job. Am not seeing any relationship to “Trump worship”.

  900. Tina says:

    ABC News reported:

    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said he sees “no evidence” to support President Trump’s claims that the FBI used an informant to gather information on his campaign, but that instead the federal probe was focused on “individuals with a history of links to Russia that were concerning.”

    “What I have seen is evidence that they were investigating individuals with a history of links to Russia that were concerning,” Rubio, a Florida senator who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and “This Week” Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz on Sunday.

    Pretty idiotic by Rubio. Also, last month, no evidence that the tax cuts helped anybody.

    Close your eyes, and he sounds the same as piglosi.

  901. jason says:

    Believe the issue being discussed was whether Guiliani was doing a good job.”

    Any comment that may suggest that Trump could possibly make a mistake triggers the sycophants, that is what Bitter is saying.

    Saying that the WH tactics are “for public opinion” and PR initiatives is not a smart strategy, because it implies that not even the WH believes in spygate. What he should say, and that might be better to sway public opinion, is to be outraged at the idea the FBI would have planted informants in the campaign.

    He also said “because eventually, the decision here is going to be: impeach, [or] not impeach,”

    Why would he want to say that? What if Mueller exonerates Trump, that should be the objective, not to win an impeachment battle.

    Not operating with a full deck.

  902. Tina says:

    Robert Barnes
    @Barnes_Law
    Early forecast: #Spygate started in 2015, not 2016, by Sally Yates allowing private contractors to access NSA database. Evidence: why otherwise would they get the wrong Cohen in Prague? Also note #Spygate shifts to “human sources” (e.g. spies) same time that Rogers shut it down.
    9:34 AM · May 27, 2018

    True. The .contractors preceded the spies placed in.

  903. jason says:

    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said he sees “no evidence” to support President Trump’s claims that the FBI used an informant to gather information on his campaign, but that instead the federal probe was focused on “individuals with a history of links to Russia that were concerning.”

    But its ok for Giuliani to say spygate is just a media tactic, right? The President’s own lawyer says its a publicity stunt but Rubio is supposed to say the opposite?

    LOL.

    Of course, Tina conveniently left out what Rubio also said in the same interview:

    “He added, “If there is an FBI informant or any sort of inappropriate action that’s been taken targeting a political campaign, the president’s or any, we want to know about it and it should be punished.”

  904. Tina says:

    ‘Sources Say’ is Greek for ‘Fake News’
    ‘Sources Say’ is Greek for ‘Fake News’
    @NolteNC
    Lil’ Marco is now just straight-up lying to appease the media. Coward.
    The Hill
    @thehill
    JUST IN: Rubio breaks with Trump: FBI investigated “suspicious” individuals, not Trump campaign (link: http://hill.cm/ygxvFbd) hill.cm/ygxvFbd

  905. jason says:

    “Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that his repeated imputations of a supposed scandal at the heart of the Robert Mueller investigation – which Donald Trump calls “Spygate” – amounted to a tactic to sway public opinion and limit the risk of the president being impeached”.

    “Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani confirmed on Sunday that the president and his allies’ attempts to discredit the Mueller investigation — including the most recent so-called Spygate controversy — are part of a public relations campaign aimed at staving off impeachment. “It is for public opinion,” the former New York mayor admitted during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union.”

    Google “Giuliani admits Spygate is a PR tactic” and read the headlines.

    Anyone here who thinks this smart is smoking some good sh-t.

  906. jason says:

    Yeah, Rubio should be very concerned with Spygate while Giuliani says its a PR stunt.

    Okayyyyy…….

  907. Tina says:

    Either a coward who wants to appease the media, or not informed.

    Either is unacceptable since he is on the intelligence committee” in the senate.

    Yet, he has strangely defended va Warner for colluding with Russians,

    I wonder if he has been bought off?

  908. jason says:

    What Rubio actually said:

    “If there is an FBI informant or any sort of inappropriate action that’s been taken targeting a political campaign, the president’s or any, we want to know about it and it should be punished.”

    That’s good enough for me.

    The 100% purists should be attacking Giuliani, not Rubio.

  909. Tina says:

    FoxNewsSunday
    FoxNewsSunday
    @FoxNewsSunday
    President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani to @BillHemmer : “The whole thing with this investigation that was going on, which we consider spying, was done before Mueller got involved. But it completely taints his investigation.”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/FoxNewsSunday/status/1000729865799327744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2018%2F05%2Frudy-giuliani-the-spying-on-trump-by-the-obama-administration-completely-taints-the-entire-mueller-probe-video%2F

  910. Tina says:

    Is Rubio even aware that the penguin admitted to spying.

    He was on tv today and mentioned a tactical judgment.

    Maybe Rubio should be buying new boots.

  911. jason says:

    Four straight pages of headlines on Google

    “GIULIANI ADMITS SPYGATE IS A TRUMP MEDIA TACTIC”

    And the problem is Rubio?

    Hilarious.

  912. lisab says:

    “If you don’t think you’re ever going to be able to reach a deal where he gives up his missiles and gives up his nukes then you’re going to have to make a decision, which is where we’ve been the whole time, and that is, ‘Are you prepared to live in a world where someone like him possesses not just nuclear weapons, but the ability to hit the mainland of the United States?’ And, if you’re not, then you’re going to have to do something to go after them at some point.” trump

  913. jason says:

    Rubio said that, not Trump.

  914. Tina says:

    Nunes raised $2.3M in 6 weeks & now has more than $5M cash on hand – more than any other Republican incumbent in CA. Politico quotes a CA handicapper saying he doesn’t think the race will be competitive & then runs this garbage headline. Clickbait trash.

    Sending him $$$.

  915. NYCmike says:

    #923 – seriously?

    Another ridiculous statement. We know, we know, you HATE Trump. But don’t go overboard in how you describe the feelings of others here. Just deal with your own irrationality!

  916. NYCmike says:

    #940 – more headlines – and we know they are always spot on!

  917. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    My niece is looking for a NYC-quality caterer down in the Philly area . You have any idea who to call??

  918. NYCmike says:

    She is in Broomall. She was going to have it brought down from Btooklyn, but the place she wanted is closed for. 2 weeks in August , which is when the party is

  919. Cash Cow TM says:

    NYC,

    If Bitter comes up empty, maybe jason knows of some Amish caterers.

  920. jason says:

    Absolutely.

    Hochstetler’s has very good ham balls and sausage gravy. You can’t go wrong with the rhubarb pie either.

  921. Tina says:

    Ah the HHr Food-catering summit has begun,

  922. Bitterlaw says:

    NUC – What king of party? I may know a caterer.

  923. janz says:

    #943 Tina, I have already donated to Nunes. Will donate to other conservatives as election evolves.

  924. Tina says:

    Janz, Nunes is my first too this election cycle. I will, give him more later. He needs it and deserve it.

  925. Tina says:

    Bill Mitchell
    Bill Mitchell
    @mitchellvii
    I’m confused. Didn’t Clapper admit there were spies (informants, whatever) inside the Trump Campaign and that this was a “good” thing. But NOW, Comey, Rubio and every other #NeverTrump hack is claiming there WERE NO spies?

    They just admitted it a week ago.
    10:15 PM · May 27, 2018

  926. Tgca says:

    Happy Memorial Day!

    To those that made the ultimate sacrifice:

    Thank you for your service and Rest In Peace. You will always be remembered.

  927. mnw says:

    How u doing, Tgca? Better, we all hope.

    What Trump should say:

    “When the Mueller investigation, & the FISA abuse/Spygate investigation, are completed, I will propose to Congress new laws to restructure the FBI and our intelligence agencies, in order to make sure this kind of political abuse of those agencies can never happen again, to any President– Republican or Democrat.”

    Watch them p** their pants.

  928. mnw says:

    Trump has scheduled a Nashville rally to help Blackburn. About time.

    TN Sen is the DEMs’ big wet dream du jour.

    “I’m not running against Donald Trump!’ sez Bredesen in his ads. He’s a new kind of MODERATE Dem, see?

  929. messy says:

    926. How?

  930. mnw says:

    How!

    Big Chief 3iiis is here.

  931. Tina says:

    Rudys great interview

    I think he is cleat. Tough, but doing it in a funny manner,

    Fuhrer Mulehead has nothing, only his 13 angry ds who attended Hillarys political funeral.

    We are close to deciding not to sit down,

    Witch hunt.

    Fuhrer Mukehead has nothing.

  932. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    It’s for my nieces husband who will turn 40 in August .

    Very EYE-talian family! Food has to be REALLY GOOD!

  933. Tina says:

    “We now find out that the Obama Administration put the opposing campaigns presidential candidate, or his campaign, under investigation. That raises legitimate questions. I just find this really odd…this goes to the heart of our electoral system.” Jonathan Turley on @FoxNews

    I wish boots Rubio could have just answered like turkey

  934. Tina says:

    *Turley.

  935. Tina says:

    Trump also tweeted a comment about sjw Yates,

    Yates is the one that falsely accused Flynn of violating the Logan act.

    She is also the beotch that lost the sc decision, 9-0.

    She is so full of it,

    Evidently, there are reports that she was behind use of contractors spying on political campaigns for president among the Rs. This was cut off by Nsa Rodgers.

    Yates may also be behind changing 302s.

  936. jason says:

    NYC, the sauerkraut balls rolled in bacon bits and fried in lard are to die for.

  937. jason says:

    To those that made the ultimate sacrifice:

    Thank you for your service and Rest In Peace. You will always be remembered”

    Yes, thank you and let’s also honor the family members they left behind and that still carry on without them.

    Nothing moves me more than seeing spouses and children and parents at the the grave sites and monuments, these are people who have also sacrificed so much.

  938. jason says:

    What Trump should say:

    “When the Mueller investigation, & the FISA abuse/Spygate investigation, are completed, I will propose to Congress new laws to restructure the FBI and our intelligence agencies, in order to make sure this kind of political abuse of those agencies can never happen again, to any President– Republican or Democrat.”

    Well written.

    Of course, there are laws and rules in place already to prevent this, otherwise we would not be talking of these agencies abusing their power.

    Still, it would be a powerful statement.

  939. Tina says:

    The FBI may be too broken to fix.

    So, then what?

    Disband it?

  940. Ron N says:

    I don’t know if it just me but when ever president Trump does a speech like today. It just seems to touch me so much more than when it was Pres Obama. I don’t want to make it political but it just seems his love for the country and the military comes thur so powerfully.

  941. jason says:

    Corey hardest hit…

    “James, playing all 48 minutes in what was his 100th game in a row this season, pushed the Cavs to a fourth consecutive NBA Finals with 35 points in Cleveland’s 87-79 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.”

  942. lisab says:

    Woman in UK points out that Muslims are praying in Royal parks illegally (no one allowed to pray in parks) …is arrested at home with police yelling “Do not resist us!”

  943. lisab says:

    Knives are too sharp and filing them down is solution to soaring violent crime, judge says

    Latest figures show stabbing deaths among teenagers and young adults have reached the highest level for eight years, and knife crime overall rose 22 per cent in 2017.

    He said laws designed to reduce the availability of weapons to young would-be offenders had had “almost no effect”, since the vast majority had merely taken knives from a cutlery drawer.

    He said: “A few of the blades carried by youths are so called ‘Rambo knives’ or samurai swords. They though are a very small minority.

    “The reason why these measures have little effect is that the vast majority of knives carried by youths are ordinary kitchen knives. Every kitchen contains lethal knives which are potential murder weapons.

    He asked: “But why we do need eight-inch or ten-inch kitchen knives with points?

    “Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an eight-inch or ten-inch knife? Rarely, if at all.”

    “Acknowledging that any blade could cause injury, the judge pointed out “slash wounds are rarely fatal.”

    So, he said: “I would urge all those with any role in relation to knives – manufacturers, shops, the police, local authorities, the government – to consider preventing the sale of long pointed knives, except in rare, defined, circumstances, and replacing such knives with rounded ends.

    “It might even be that the police could organise a programme whereby the owners of kitchen knives, which have been properly and lawfully bought for culinary purposes, could be taken somewhere to be modified, with the points being ground down into rounded ends,” he said.

  944. lisab says:

    Seven Signs That Your Man’s Masculinity Is Nontoxic

    1. He carries a tote bag that’s at once pro-environment, pro-feminism, and pro-reading.

    2. When he goes into a sports bar to use the bathroom, he buys a glass of white wine to be polite.

    3. He openly cries during Pixar movies—even the parts that aren’t sad, just beautiful.

    4. He opens doors for women at work, but they’re metaphorical doors, like the ones that lead to promotions.

    5. He laughs calmly when called a cuck. He laughs loudly when women are funny. He does not laugh when men are not.

    6. He makes references to Kurt Vonnegut because he’s genuinely interested to hear other people’s opinions of Vonnegut’s work. He never makes references to David Foster Wallace.

    7. He strictly follows all traffic laws when he plays Grand Theft Auto. His Sims world is a matriarchy. He does not have a Twitter account.

  945. Tgca says:

    MNW

    I am progressing along well. Thanks for inquiring.

    I just got through the 1st week which is always the hardest. During surgery, before they suture you up, they topically drench your surgical area with palliative meds that lasts around 48 to 72 hours and then during the hospital stay you’re on the really strong pain meds like Dilauden (its like 4x stronger than morphine) so it doesn’t feel extremely painful. It’s when you go home and the surgical meds and hospital strength pain meds are gone and you’re now relying on the opioids for pain that you adjust to the real pain reality. That transition can be enormously painful the 1st week. They gave me some additional anti-spasm and nerve block meds to cope so the last few days have been manageable. Without those, I would have been bedridden and unable to move as the opioids did absolutely nothing for the excruciating painful spasms.

    The swelling on the legs and feet were intense. Like elephant stumps. But I lost 14 pounds of swelling in one 24 hour cycle through constant icing with an icing generator that ran nonstop. I had gained like 20 pounds from swelling but it’s all gone now except for minor swelling in one ankle.

    I am up and about the house and even walking outside with my trusty walker as multiple daily walks are critical to the healing process. Walking periodically is not so bad. Sitting is more difficult and lying down on the back is very uncomfortable. I try to sleep on my side in the various naps I take throughout each day, as a full evening sleep routine is not possible.

    I watched nearly 3 seasons of programs on Netflix this last week to the wee hours each morning.

    The next few weeks will present their own challenges as I wean off the pain meds and transition to natural pain management and prepare for physical therapy. Only about 3 months to go with my new back brace fashion accessory. It looks like a WWE wrestling championship belt, all bulky and thick.

    It’ll be about 18 months in all of continuous recovery as that is the time it takes for full fusion and nerve regeneration. At that point, I will find out how much permanent nerve damage and physical limitations I will have though I pretty much know what to expect already.

    I have achieved what few have achieved in life the last 6 months. Both cervical and lumbar spine surgery and multi-level fusion with cadaver bone rescontruction and titanium steel plating. That on top of surviving a direct category 3 hurricane hit. 3 major items ticked off my bucket list indeed!

    Let’s just see if I start to suffer from personality disorders now that I’m sharing my spine with two other humans, albeit 2 of them deceased. 🙂

  946. jason says:

    Hey Tgca

    Stop trying to gain sympathy.

    I had a paper cut yesterday and it still hurts, but you don’t see me whining.

  947. jason says:

    Actually, I am glad you are improving and feeling better. Sounds like you have some challenging times ahead but the worst is over.

    What caused all this to start with?

  948. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    976. “Let’s just see if I start to suffer from personality disorders now that I’m sharing my spine with two other humans, albeit 2 of them deceased.”

    Yikes Tgca! Your going thorough a lot right now. Hang in there.

  949. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Was recently reading about the unspoiled lives of native Americans in Utah before evil Anglos arrived and degraded the place:

    “The Ute had a practice of burying children alive to serve as servants to the recently deceased and be their companion in the next life.”

  950. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Its estimated the Aztecs may have killed more than 250,000 by human sacrifice, including children:

    “The Aztec often sacrificed children to the god Tlaloc. This deity served as the provider of rain, water, and prosperous earthly fertility. Some articles indicate that the Aztec thought the tears of the children were necessary to propitiate this god.”

    The early Franciscans thought this was an abomination, and stopped it. Yet today the early Franciscans are looked upon as oppressors in places like California, and admiration is expressed for the Aztecs.

  951. Bitterlaw says:

    Today’s pet peeve. Why do people say “Happy Memorial Day.”? There is nothing happy about dead military people.

    Instead of happy, I suggest grateful or thankful.

  952. mnw says:

    Tgca

    Thank you for the update. You are certainly going through hell. You know all the posters here are thinking of you and wish you well.

  953. mnw says:

    Breitbart & others report that McCain’s wife will be appointed to his seat if he has to resign or dies. Sounds right.

    I wonder if she would run when the election comes up? She MIGHT be dissuaded by the prospect of the GOP primary.

    No matter what happens, I see her appointment as bad news.

  954. mnw says:

    1) Sean Trende: “Energized Base Improves GOP Chances for Holding the House”

    2) Senator Lankford: “GOP Senators Revive Push for Quick Amnesty”

    Both of these things can NOT be true. Very GOP-like to do this– just when things were starting to improve.

  955. mnw says:

    Garrett (R-inc) announces he’s not running again in VA-05.

    Oh great… another open seat to defend now.

  956. Tina says:

    The Rinos need to shut the amnesty talk down.

    We are winning on the issues, please do not split the r party.

  957. Tina says:

    We have Drats praising ms 13 and advocating for tax increases, yet dumbarse rs in the senate want to do this?

  958. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The judge in the San Francisco/Oakland climate change lawsuit has asked the sleaze-bag attorneys to provide some addition information:

    “We needed oil and fossil fuels to get from 1859 to the present,” Judge Alsup stated. “Yes, that’s causing global warming. But against that negative, we need to weigh-in the larger benefits that have flowed from the use of fossil fuels. It’s been a huge, huge benefit.”

    Judge Alsup centered his questions on the “broader sweep of history” and the role fossil fuels played in both World Wars and the economic boom the U.S. experienced afterward. All five oil companies are seeking dismissal, but only Chevron will respond to the judge’s assignment since the other defendants are seeking dismissal on jurisdictional grounds.

    “You’re asking for billions of dollars for something that hasn’t happened yet,” Alsup said during a back-and-forth with Steve Berman, the plaintiff’s attorney. “We’re trying to predict how bad global warming will be in 75 years.”

    San Francisco and the Bay Area should immediately stop using fossil fuels. Am sure that will make Google and Facebook happy.

  959. lisab says:

    Shaun King Claims NFL Stars to Sitout Until Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick are signed. They Aim to Get 1/4 of the NFL to Sitout With Them.

  960. Hugh says:

    Tgca. You have my sympathy and wishes for your quick recovery. I was glad we avoided storms today. I got all liquored up today at Houston’s on Atlantic. You probably know the spot.

  961. Chicon says:

    Well, a (in effect) strike by the NFL players might force Bitter to take a stance….

  962. Hugh says:

    990. I can’t believe 1/4th are that stupid. Like the saying Team – none of us are as dumb as all of us

  963. Tina says:

    Both of those players are terrible.

    Reid was recently offered a contract by the Niners, but he refused.

  964. Bitterlaw says:

    Take a stance? Sure. I support the right of NFL players to strike. I support the right of teams and the NFL to respond as they see fit.

    If the games are on tv, I will watch.

    M

  965. Diamond Jim says:

    Dead thread Zed?

  966. Phil says:

    Football isn’t like baseball. Careers are relatively short for NFL players – particularly running backs. If they want to spend some of that limited career time sitting it out and not getting payed they can be my guest. However, I can tell you almost none of them will end up sitting it out and forfeiting millions just because two washed up players don’t get signed. You can take that one to the bank.

  967. jason says:

    998?

  968. jason says:

    999?

  969. Diamond Jim says:

    M

  970. jason says:

    Noooooooooooooooooo…..

  971. jason says:

    I got all liquored up today”

    I got wasted myself.

  972. Bitterlaw says:

    Kaepernick was not washed up when he sat out. He came close to winning the Super Bowl. I have no problem not signing him but no need to pretend he was not talented.

  973. Bitterlaw says:

    I meant she started the kneeling.

  974. Bitterlaw says:

    He

  975. Phil says:

    Well, he’s washed up now. My point was that to think anyone in the NFL is going to throw away major dollars because of anything Kaepernick related is laughable.

    Talking about doing it doesn’t cost anything. Kneeling with the guy didn’t cost anything. Actually throwing away your salary because of this fool? Don’t make me laugh.

  976. Cash Cow TM says:

    “…At a conference on “the limits of papal authority” in Rome last month, Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the key figures leading the charge against Francis, reminded the audience the pope’s power is not “magical.” If a pope has “deviated from the faith” he “must as a duty, be disobeyed,” said Burke….”

    WILL THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ANNUL THE POPE-SHIP OF THE CURRENT HOLDER?

  977. Cash Cow TM says:

    And speaking of mysteries..

    it is on DRUDGE

    Hillary Clinton is wearing scarves of her back and bulky clothing (even in hot weather) to hide some large bulky thing on her back…
    **************************************

    While the think on her back could be a rectangular monkey on her back…

    I think this is some device worn by aliens who walk among us.

  978. Tgca says:

    Jason

    Sorry about the paper cut. That seems horrific. Did you guys call in a priest to minister last rights? Whew! Clearly you dodged a bullet.

  979. Tgca says:

    Jason

    As for what caused my condition, Nothing exciting like being tackled in football game by a bunch of hunks, Evil Keneivel like motorcycle accident, or massive head banging against a bed headboard like Stormy Daniels. Simple genetics they tell me.

    In my 20s, I started having extreme neck and back problems. Even though I was physically fit and active, a gym rat, and very well developed, my spine started misbehaving and appeared to have physically aged more than my chronological age. I developed 7 disc herniations, osteoarthritis, pinched nerves, spinal column narrowing, spinal fluid loss, and general disc degeneration all before 30. As the years passed, it got worse to the point where nerve damage was increasing and caused all sorts of pain, spasms, numbness, tingling, balance issues, and other weird physical symptoms. It got to the point where it was now 24/7 for long periods (months) instead of just a few days or weeks here and there each year, and now I required assisted walking, arm braces, neck braces, etc.

    Surgery was always expected at some point but hopeful it could be put off at least another decade, as I often worked around it and managed the pain. Did not work out that way anymore though. Just finished my 4th surgery in 5 years and 2 left to go before I can return to somewhat of a steady state. I’ll have some level of disability for the remainder of my life but as long as the worst pain and high risks of paralysis are gone, that’s all I wanted.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

    No need for sympathies or well wishes . Just send money. That dulls the pain best me thinks. 🙂

  980. Tgca says:

    Thanks to all for the well wishes. It could be much worse though. I could be losing my hair or developing deep-lined wrinkles. 🙂

  981. Wes says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    May 28, 2018 at 9:39 pm
    Kaepernick was not washed up when he sat out. He came close to winning the Super Bowl. I have no problem not signing him but no need to pretend he was not talented.

    Kaepernick had done nothing of note since becoming the only 49ers QB to lose a Superbowl. He started the kneeling to bring attention to his flagging career.

  982. Wes says:

    mnw says:
    May 28, 2018 at 9:24 am
    Trump has scheduled a Nashville rally to help Blackburn. About time.

    TN Sen is the DEMs’ big wet dream du jour.

    “I’m not running against Donald Trump!’ sez Bredesen in his ads. He’s a new kind of MODERATE Dem, see?

    Wait, I thought Texas had that honor.

  983. Wes says:

    SanDiegoCitizen says:
    May 28, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    Its estimated the Aztecs may have killed more than 250,000 by human sacrifice, including children:

    “The Aztec often sacrificed children to the god Tlaloc. This deity served as the provider of rain, water, and prosperous earthly fertility. Some articles indicate that the Aztec thought the tears of the children were necessary to propitiate this god.”

    The early Franciscans thought this was an abomination, and stopped it. Yet today the early Franciscans are looked upon as oppressors in places like California, and admiration is expressed for the Aztecs.

    To be fair, New Spain wasn’t exactly all wine and roses for the Indians living under Spanish rule.

  984. jason says:

    Tina has elevated Lankford to RINO because he is working to find a DACA solution (which Trump himself wants)?

    Who will be the last “true conservative”?

    Some of “RINO” Lankford’s positions:

    Rated F by NORML, indicating a “hard-on-drugs” stance
    Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record.
    Denounce the Common Core State Standards.
    Death penalty for killing police officers.
    State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage.
    Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution.
    No family planning assistance that includes abortion.
    epeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business.
    ncourage domestic drilling & refining of oil & gas.
    Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
    Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
    Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP.
    Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record.
    Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel.
    Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank.
    Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record.
    No EPA expansion of regulated waters.
    Voted YES on repealing the “Prevention and Public Health” slush fund.
    Repeal any federal health care takeover.
    Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law.
    Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate.
    ponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
    No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad.

    Yep, a real RINO.

    Let the last “true conservative” shut off the lights….

  985. mnw says:

    The Aztec mass sacrifices exceeded the death totals at Auschwitz, by most measures.

    Cortez had so many Indian tribes volunteer to fight alongside the Spanish, he didn’t have room for them all.

    Does that mean we should hate the Aztecs & love the conquistadors? Hardly. Certain native polities and ancient empires stood out for their exceptional brutality– the Assyrians were another one.

    Nobody conquered by the Aztecs ever longed for their return.

  986. mnw says:

    What Lankford wants on DACA is most decidedly not what Trump has stated he wants, nor does it have anything even remotely CLOSE to majority GOP support in Congress.

    Reach across that aisle, fellas! THAT’S just the ticket for the midterms– a “clean” amnesty+ ! After all, that’s why people voted for Trump, I guess, right?

  987. jason says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    May 28, 2018 at 9:39 pm
    Kaepernick was not washed up when he sat out. He came close to winning the Super Bowl. I have no problem not signing him but no need to pretend he was not talented.”

    This is wrong. Kaepernick’s career had gone way south after “almost” winning a SB. His stats sucked.

    And of course the history of the NFL is littered with failures of “talented” players.

    “Let’s refresh the memory:

    “Last season, Kaepernick had a defense-adjusted yards above replacement — Football Outsiders’ ultimate value quotient — of minus-182, 35th in the NFL. By all metrics, he was one of the worst quarterbacks in the league.

    These numbers look even worse when you consider that the 49ers went to a single-read offense for Kaepernick after his terrible four-interception performance against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3.

    “Kaepernick was, hands down, the worst quarterback in the NFL last season. He played so poorly that he made Gabbert look competent by comparison. He made mistakes that would get a high-school quarterback benched.”

    https://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/colin-kaepernick-49ers-start-chip-kelly-nfl-buffalo-stats-career-highlights-fantasy-101116

  988. jason says:

    Thanks for the update Tgca.

    You heard him, send money.

    I would send some too, but as Chairman of the Tgca Fund Raising effort, it would be unethical.

  989. Sheeple,Jr. says:

    Disgraceful and no one seems to care. Where is Hogg?!(Waiting for Bitter to comment using the word “carnage”, or does he care only about school shootings?)

    http://abc7chicago.com/8-killed-in-memorial-day-weekend-shootings-across-chicago/3530034/

  990. DW says:

    “Hillary Clinton is wearing scarves of [sic] her back and bulky clothing (even in hot weather) to hide some large bulky thing on her back…”

    Knowing the Clintons, this could just be something faked just to get media attention.

  991. jason says:

    What Lankford wants on DACA is most decidedly not what Trump has stated he wants, nor does it have anything even remotely CLOSE to majority GOP support in Congress.”

    Well, let’s see. Trump definitely wants a DACA solution.

    If Lankford can find a bi-partisan solution that Trump will sign off on, I am all for it.

    Nothing wrong in “reaching across the aisle”, btw. I wish there was a lot more of it on both sides.

    In any case calling Lankford, a solid conservative, a RINO, is ridiculous.

  992. Tina says:

    Hillarys medical condition is and was invented by right wing websites. You must excuse the falls, the thing around her neck, and being chucked into the scooby doo medical van.

  993. jason says:

    Lankford is from Oklahoma, a state that went 65-28 for Trump.

    He is a solid conservative.

    So it would seem that he would have credibility to try to broker a deal on DACA without having his motives questioned or being called a RINO.

  994. Tina says:

    Conversation
    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    The 13 Angry Democrats (plus people who worked 8 years for Obama) working on the rigged Russia Witch Hunt, will be MEDDLING with the mid-term elections, especially now that Republicans (stay tough!) are taking the lead in Polls. There was no Collusion, except by the Democrats!
    4:00 AM · May 29, 2018

    Fuhrer Mulehead must be included in there somewhere. An angry D or worked for Obumbler, or a combination special.

  995. Phil says:

    No, there is nothing wrong with reaching across the aisle. Sadly, it is ALWAYS a one way street.

    Always.

  996. DW says:

    “…and being chucked into the scooby doo medical van…”

    you forgot to include the guy running after the van with the shoe that fell off her foot.

  997. mnw says:

    Today:

    RAS 48

  998. mnw says:

    I had to put “Today” there, to escape being blocked as a “duplicate post” by Dave’s robocop.

  999. Wes says:

    Chafee won’t challenge Whitehouse. I guess Ole Linc doesn’t want to get his ass kicked again.

  1000. jason says:

    The Aztec mass sacrifices exceeded the death totals at Auschwitz, by most measures”

    Oh puhhhleeeeze….

    I hope this is just a factoid and not an analogy to make the Nazis seem like just one more genocidal regime in History, move along, nothing to see here?

    Comparing the Nazis, whose murderous regime was concocted in mid-20th century, with ancient cultures that used sacrifices to the Gods is complete BS. Human life had a completely different meaning to many of these cultures, and a 20th century standard of “right or wrong” would not apply to many of these rituals. It certainly would apply to 20th century Nazis.

  1001. mnw says:

    Do not use my posts to set up straw men, jason.

  1002. NYCmike says:

    “If Lankford can find a bi-partisan solution that Trump will sign off on, I am all for it.”

    -The whole point is that you MUST get something FIRST before making any bi-partisan solution.

    What are the Democrats giving up? Chain migration? Unlimited welfare benefits? Anything?

  1003. NYCmike says:

    And I didn’t see anyone call Lankford a RINO (did I miss that comment?).

    There is no reason right now to speak about amnesty. Let the Executive Branch enforce current law, and let the Republican legislators concentrate on pounding Democrats with their MS-13 love poems.

  1004. jason says:

    It’s always going to come down to this.

    Those that think we are winning on immigration by not doing anything will always be against any reform, even if brought forth by the most 100% litmus tested true conservative in history.

    Those that think not doing anything just benefits the Dem agenda of open borders and citizenship and voting rights for illegals by allowing them to just run out the clock until they win an election and/or get one more liberal on SCOTUS favor a bi-partisan compromise.

  1005. NYCmike says:

    #1038 – utter and complete horse manure

  1006. jason says:

    Yep, don’t overlook the native American vote, both Daschle and Tester eked out very narrow wins thanks to their vote.

    That being said, its hard to see the native American vote swinging to a Republican, unfortunately their vote is solidly Dem because of the culture of dependency carefully fostered by the Democrats. Many native Americans think their sub-par standard of living is a “gift” from the Democrats. Over 80% of American Indians are obese due to a diet of free canned goods, processed cheese, flour, sugar, etc. provided to many of the reservations.

  1007. jason says:

    ‘Utter and complete horse manure”

    Translation: WE ARE WINNING!

  1008. NYCmike says:

    Trump wins the election by speaking in a certain way .

    It would make total sense to speak about immigration the same way Rubio, JEB!2016, Kasich etc did……

  1009. Wes says:

    Actually, Jason, here in NC, Indians are starting to become more GOP in their outlook.

    By the way, you mean Johnson, not Daschle. Daschle won his first term because then-Governor Bill Janklow made a surprise primary bid against then-Senator Jim Abdnor in 1986 and left Abdnor with no money to campaign against Daschle. Daschle then won decisively twice before John Thune felled him in 2004.

    On the other hand, Tim Johnson narrowly won in 2002 because of (possibly fraudulent) margins on Indian reservations in the eastern part of the state.

  1010. NYCmike says:

    Trump said “productive” in regard to No Korea, which is run by a maniacal, ruthless, murderous dictator……that is beyond the pale!

  1011. Wes says:

    Apparently I messed up my directions. Johnson got his winning margins from Shannon and Todd Counties in WESTERN South Dakota.

    Ironically in 2010, Kristi Noem would narrowly oust Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin by running up the score in western SD. Apparently by that time, Republicans had made some inroads among the Indians (as noted by the tripling of Thune’s margin among the Indians from 2002 to 2004).

  1012. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/consumer-confidence-sticks-near-18-year-high-2018-05-29

    But, but the GOP RINOS want the midterms to be about AMNESTY! Losers!

  1013. jason says:

    Trump is against “amnesty”?

    Who knew?

    Trump has consistently favored a DACA agreeemtn even offering citizenship.

    “In what the White House framed as a “dramatic concession”cession” and “compromise,” Trump would accept a path to citizenship not just for the roughly 700,000 undocumented immigrants were covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program when it was ended. But the proposal would also cover those undocumented immigrants who meet the DACA criteria but did not sign up and even more who would be newly eligible under the proposal’s timeframe requirements — giving legal status and a pathway to citizenship to about 1.8 million people.”

    Yes, he wants 25 billion in exchange , but to say he is against amnesty is a joke.

  1014. NYCmike says:

    jason,

    What would Trump WANT in return for that? Link to the source and I can look for myself, if you are too busy having your 4th meal of the day.

    Thanks in advance.

  1015. jason says:

    Don’t you love HHR?

    Fake Republican and fake conservative Trump proposes amnesty and citizenship to 1.8 million illegals.

    HHR sycophants stand up and applaud, greatest idea since sliced bread.

    Real Republican and real conservative from deep red Oklahoma elected with 68% of the vote proposes to seek DACA deal the President has charged Congress come up with.

    Traitorous RINO.

  1016. NYCmike says:

    No link?

  1017. jason says:

    What would Trump WANT in return for that?

    25 billion.

    Next question?

  1018. NYCmike says:

    “Real Republican and real conservative from deep red Oklahoma elected with 68% of the vote proposes to seek DACA deal the President has charged Congress come up with.”

    -Ok, play jason’s game.

    Let’s see the bill. Get at least a majority of Senators saying they will vote for it. Let McConnell bring it to the floor for a vote.

    What are they waiting for?

  1019. jason says:

    More specifically.

    “In return, the White House would like to see a $25 billion investment in a trust for border infrastructure and technology, as well as more funds for personnel, and an end to family migration beyond spouses and minor children. The diversity visa lottery would also be abolished, though the visas would be reallocated so that the backlog of people already waiting for family visas and high-skilled immigration green cards would be processed.”

    But surely you agree that whether its in exchange for funds or not its still amnesty, or do you have another word for it?

  1020. jason says:

    “Get at least a majority of Senators saying they will vote for it.”

    LOL

    So NOW this is important? My goodness, how things change in a hurry.

    With Cotton-Perdue I made this point countless times, you didn’t have a problem that it didn’t have support in the GOP caucus. It was a “negotiating stance” remember, even if a 50% cut in legal immigration probably couldn’t muster 20 votes.

    But sure, let’s see the bill before calling Lankford a RINO.

  1021. jason says:

    Actually, Jason, here in NC, Indians are starting to become more GOP in their outlook.

    By the way, you mean Johnson, not Daschle.”

    Yes you are correct, my bad, Johnson not Daschle.

    I didn’t know there were that many Indians in NC left.

    Or at they like the Connecticut “Indians”, where they had to allow 1/32 Indian blood to get enough Indians to start a casino.

  1022. Mr.Vito says:

    “…My goodness, how things change in a hurry.

    With Cotton-Perdue I made this point countless times,…”

    That’s the point he was making…

  1023. jason says:

    if you are too busy having your 4th meal of the day. ”

    That hurts. All I had today was a modest breakfast, the usual, sausage, slab bacon, eggs, toast, jam, muffins, waffles and coffee.

    Lunch was nothing special either, left over pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans with bacon, salad, and raisin pie with ice cream and more coffee.

    That’s only 2 meals, although I do expect something more substantial for dinner.

  1024. jason says:

    That’s the point he was making…”

    Exactly.

    The point is he ridiculed the idea when I made the same point many times over regarding Cotton-Perdue.

  1025. jason says:

    With Cotton Perdue, he didn’t think it was important they arrive at a bill that would have at least a chance at passing. The 50% cut in legal immigration which was going nowhere was a “negotiation point” (according to NYC).

    Now he thinks the bill should have majority support.

    Baby steps, baby steps.

  1026. NYCmike says:

    Mr. vito,

    I can’t….he is just too much A-Hole for me.

  1027. Tina says:

    Bringing up amnesty at this juncture is beyond stupid.

    Rs need to run on tax cuts, reg cuts, jobs, etc.

  1028. DW says:

    1062 – more fake news.

  1029. mnw says:

    DW

    What do you make of VA-05 at this point?

  1030. NYCmike says:

    Tommy Robinson – zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?

  1031. DW says:

    1064 – at this point the GOP probably better off with a fresh face anyway. Can run as someone untainted by D.C. swamp which should sell well.

  1032. NYCmike says:

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-bovard-tsa-watchlist-20180528-story.html

    -The TSA is one more government boon-doggle……..unless you think “limited government” covers breast-groping.

  1033. NYCmike says:

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-homeless-bathroom-shutdown-20180529-story.html

    -Another Democratic-run city that didn’t learn anything from Giuliani and Bloomberg…….so sad.

    Just yesterday, Giuliani was at the Yankee game, and they announced his birthday, and he was booed by the fans…..so devoid of any recollection of what this city was like BEFORE Giuliani.

  1034. NYCmike says:

    https://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/2018/05/oh-put-sock-in-it-diamond.html

    -She goes after a person who served in the military…..is that allowed?

  1035. Tgca says:

    1069
    Yes NYC
    Serving your country does not qualify you for exemption from criticism. Many folks have served their country and are not honorable just like in any profession. The services are full of unethical behaviors just like any profession as well.

    However, being appreciative of someone who serves their country can still apply to those that you may not agree with or dislike. I can thank John Kerry for his service but disagree with him on about everything.

  1036. NYCmike says:

    Thank you, Tgca.

    Just want to make sure.

    And hope you feel better over the ensuing weeks.

  1037. Tgca says:

    Jason’s lunch is a heart attack in waiting.

    I suggest he join me. Today I had a delicious veggie burger. No bun. No toppings. Just ate a plain veggie burger with a fork and swallowed it down with some cool fresh clean filtered water flavored with Stevia…and an Opioid, muscle relaxant, and nerve blocker.

    Now that’s a real man’s lunch. Tasty and in moderation and a lil something extra to dull the senses.

  1038. Tgca says:

    The doggies had organic oatmeal, cage free eggs, and organic cream cheese muffins. Real dogs don’t eat from a can!!!

  1039. Tgca says:

    No problem NYC

    Got my staples removed today. All is on the mend and my new titanium plate and screws body ware look awesome. I just love manly jewelry.

  1040. mnw says:

    A DSCC WV Sen poll has Manchin 52 & Morrissey 40.

  1041. mnw says:

    Hang in there, Tgca.

    Btw, I spelled “Morrisey” correctly, but spellcheck always helps me out by correcting things… so that they’re wrong.

  1042. Phil says:

    ABC and Disney cancel Rosanne.

    LOL. Your tolerant left in action.

  1043. Tgca says:

    Roseanne’s cancellation is good for GOP politics since it plays into the How Far Left and Wacky are we getting?

    Stupid comment that deserved criticism but probably seen as great overreaction by ABC.

    I’m sure her unPC audience will be frustrated by this. One more example of 2x standards. Any derogatory comments against select groups and the response is required to be rapid and fierce while other minorities can get away with similar or worse vile commentary and it’s considered free speech.

    I think it should all be free speech personally but I bet if the roles were reversed and an AA female comedienne made vile comments involving race and whites, the response would not be equal.

  1044. Phil says:

    They were looking for an excuse to cancel. If you were an investor in Disney would you be ok with this decision? Unless you were a leftist ideologue likely not……but, hey, this is how the left operates.

  1045. NYCmike says:

    Disney just re-hired Olberman, by the way.

  1046. Phil says:

    Yeah, the left is pretty fired up about the cancellation.

    Whatever. Be politically correct or else. Unless you say something outlandish on the left – then it’s cool.

  1047. GPO says:

    Top conservative at Stanford is Susan Rice son.

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/45367/

  1048. Waingro says:

    Mounds of salt.

    Daily Kos Elections
    ?Verified account @DKElections

    Hart Research for DSCC gives Joe Manchin 52-40 lead over Morrisey. Manchin poll last week found him up 47-40, while GOP poll had Morrisey ahead 46-44 just after GOP primary

  1049. GPO says:

    NYCmike says:

    May 29, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Disney just re-hired Olberman, by the way.

    His tweets are some of the most repulsive, and he gets hired- so sick the world we live in

  1050. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1068. “If we can’t get something as simple as mobile restrooms up and running, that doesn’t give me a lot of faith the city can produce the leadership needed to produce housing units,” said Pete White of the Los Angeles Community Action Network, a skid row anti-poverty group.”

    No need to worry, they now have Starbucks opening their restrooms to the public. A Starbucks in my neighborhood used to leave their restroom unlocked, until a homeless person lighted a fire inside it.

  1051. Tina says:

    Roseannes tweet is offensive and racists, but she is not racist though.

    Abc had no choice, unfortunately.

  1052. Tina says:

    Quittens had to speak out today, I am not donating anything to this pos

    lery
    MITT ROMNEY Goes on NBC to Slam Trump: He Is Not a Role Model – President Departs “from the truth” (VIDEO) https://bluntforcetruth.com/news/mitt-romney-goes-on-nbc-to-slam-trump-he-is-not-a-role-model-president-departs-from-the-truth-video/
    1:00 PM – May 29, 2018

  1053. NYCmike says:

    Susan Rice’s son sounds like a “deadender”.

    To be honest, with his lineage, I don’t trust him. His parents worked for Obama, and he loves Levin??

    Levin has gone after Rice pretty hard…..I wonder what the son thinks about that.

  1054. Waingro says:

    Josh Kraushaar
    ?Verified account @HotlineJosh
    1m1 minute ago

    New Priorities USA (D) internal poll: D+5 on the generic ballot. Among those most likely to vote, D+10. Clearly, a tightening… but still a favorable D environment.

  1055. Wes says:

    jason says:
    May 29, 2018 at 11:38 am
    Actually, Jason, here in NC, Indians are starting to become more GOP in their outlook.

    By the way, you mean Johnson, not Daschle.”

    Yes you are correct, my bad, Johnson not Daschle.

    I didn’t know there were that many Indians in NC left.

    Or at they like the Connecticut “Indians”, where they had to allow 1/32 Indian blood to get enough Indians to start a casino.

    We have Cherokees in the western part of the state. The Lumbees are a semirecognized tribe in southeast NC. Each–particularly the Lumbees–has shown a noticeable GOP trend since 2010.

  1056. Wes says:

    Tgca says:
    May 29, 2018 at 1:38 pm
    Jason’s lunch is a heart attack in waiting.

    I suggest he join me. Today I had a delicious veggie burger. No bun. No toppings. Just ate a plain veggie burger with a fork and swallowed it down with some cool fresh clean filtered water flavored with Stevia…and an Opioid, muscle relaxant, and nerve blocker.

    Now that’s a real man’s lunch. Tasty and in moderation and a lil something extra to dull the senses.

    Maybe if that “real man” is Liberacci.

  1057. Wes says:

    Greitens finally saw Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin on the wall and had a stand-in Daniel decipher it.

  1058. Cash Cow TM says:

    ““…and being chucked into the scooby doo medical van…”

    you forgot to include the guy running after the van with the shoe that fell off her foot.”
    ******************************************
    I heard it was her foot that fell off.

  1059. Waingro says:

    Hopefully, the Greitens resignation is far enough out to net have a negative trickle down effect to Hawley, so we can FINALLY be rid of McCaskill.

  1060. Waingro says:

    #1096, that should read “to NOT have a negative trickle down effect to Hawley”.

  1061. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Jason’s lunch is a heart attack in waiting.

    I suggest he join me. Today I had a delicious veggie burger. No bun. No toppings. Just ate a plain veggie burger with a fork and swallowed it down with some cool fresh clean filtered water flavored with Stevia.”

    Just the thought of that plain veggie burger about gives me a heart attack.

    My experience is what you eat depends on how much energy your expending. I have California friends who normally only consume a plant food diet; but when they come to mountain bike in Utah, after a few days they are consuming large quantities of beef and other meat. Inside those who eat fofo foods is an inner carnivore.

  1062. Wes says:

    I think Hawley benefits, Wain.

    Greitens was his main stumbling block. Now McCaskill has no foil to hide behind.

  1063. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1089. “MITT ROMNEY Goes on NBC to Slam Trump: He Is Not a Role Model – President Departs “from the truth”

    Tina, do you think Trump is a role model? Lets be serious.

    I support most of Trump’s policies, and may vote for him in 2020. But I do not admire him as a person. Romney said about the same, and I agree with him.

  1064. Wes says:

    Yep, SDC.

    When I think of Tgca, I think of a man’s manly man doing the manliest of manly things in his manliness–as determined by Zach Snyder’s 300 of course.

  1065. gameboy says:

    #1100. Romney, Rubio, and the other knuckleheads need to just keep their trap shut. Why do Republicans insist on breaking Reagans old commandment?? The Dems stick together under all circumstances regardless of their internal divisions. What some of these guys do serves no purpose. I guess they just want the media to like them which is silly and stupid.

  1066. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1101. Have to confess, I have no clue who Zach Snyder is?

  1067. jason says:

    Romney, Rubio, and the other knuckleheads need to just keep their trap shut. Why do Republicans insist on breaking Reagans old commandment??”

    Didn’t you just break it too?

  1068. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1104. “Why do Republicans insist on breaking Reagans old commandment?”

    Probably because Trump never followed it.

  1069. jason says:

    “Jason’s lunch is a heart attack in waiting.”

    Who wants to live forever?

  1070. Tgca says:

    Did Wes just gay slur me with Liberacci comment? Humph!

    I will take the higher road and refrain from a combative response.

    Long give our great POTUS GWB and the Bush Dynasty!

    🙂

  1071. jason says:

    “Why do Republicans insist on breaking Reagans old commandment??”

    Gameboy is a clown.

    After the insults to McCain’s service record, “Lying Ted”. “Little Rubio”, “low energy Jeb”, attacks on Romney and McConnell, etc. Gameboy is really going to talk about Reagan’s commandment?

    Get the chutzpah award for sure.

  1072. jason says:

    Just ate a plain veggie burger with a fork and swallowed it down”

    I admire your fortitude. And you kept it down too?

    Personally I would rather eat roadkill tartare before I would eat a veggie burger.

  1073. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1107. “Did Wes just gay slur me with Liberacci comment? Humph!”

    It wasn’t a gay slur. There is empirical evidence that anyone-gay, straight or gender neutral, who eats a diet of plain veggie burgers, eventually becomes like Liberace. Those who add kale to their veggie burger diet play the piano off-key.

  1074. Tina says:

    Add, I think Quittens needs to not answer stupid, trap questions.

    He is a downgrade in comparison to hatch in a conservative state.

    When in, he and Rubio will compete to see who gets most air time attacking republican positions.

  1075. Tina says:

    To have a successful midterm, the Rubios and the Quittens, and the Fraud Flakey need to quit the sniping and focus on the issues,

    Ms 13 gone.

    Tax cuts

    Reg cuts

    Strong employment numbers.

    It is a simple formula.

    But not with idiots hat want to give ammo to the media.

  1076. lisab says:

    you shouldnt be kept of certain schools sports or occupations out just because you’re not qualified cathy areu meme

  1077. Tina says:

    Robert Barnes
    Robert Barnes
    @Barnes_Law
    ·
    23h
    If Nixon had been a Democrat, media would have explained the Watergate burglars were just helpful maintenance men there to make sure the Commies didn’t break into DNC HQ. #Spygate

  1078. Tina says:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/GOP/status/1001486247234334720/video/1

    Check out this GREAT GOP Ad.

    We are on point. This is a MOAB.

  1079. mnw says:

    Tina

    You are a Great American, but that poll is from last January.

  1080. Tina says:

    Thanks, mnw. It hit one of my Twitter feeds that I follow.

    Disregard.

  1081. lisab says:

    People supporting Donald Trump – our country will rise from this, and you will not be remembered kindly. His more vocal and public figures will be judged, some as sycophants, and others as traitors to our democracy. Some are, and many more will, face trial and end up in prison.

  1082. mnw says:

    lisab

    Is that really you? What happened?

  1083. lisab says:

    Cyclists in London are too white, male and middle class, says bike tsar over the rise of ‘Mamils’ “middle-aged man in lycra”

  1084. mnw says:

    Just watched PDT in Nashville for Blackburn rally. Looks like he’s in campaign mode & ready to fight again.

    I would advise Blackburn to dress a little differently– she’s dressed “too young,” imo.

  1085. lisab says:

    Is that really you?
    ———————-

    yes, it is me, but if you are asking if i wrote it, then no … it is part of a twitter exchange scott adams was having with amy siskind

    as a liberal i am almost an absolutist on democracy and the freedom of speech …

    ok, yes, yelling fire in a crowded theater is a bad idea, but pretty much if you don’t like what someone says, vote against them in the next election

    you don’t send them to prison because you don’t like who they voted for

  1086. jason says:

    mnw, you have been here long enough to know lisab has an ongoing war with quotation marks.

  1087. jason says:

    I support most of Trump’s policies, and may vote for him in 2020. But I do not admire him as a person. Romney said about the same, and I agree with him.”

    Heavens, you must be a RINO if you agree with anything Romney says.

  1088. jason says:

    But not with idiots hat want to give ammo to the media.”

    Zzzzzz…

    Nobody gives more ammo to the media than Trump.

    You can’t pin that on Rubio or Romney.

    Start with the root source.

  1089. jason says:

    The MSM is dishonest, biased and in love with fake news.

    But its no reason to give them a loaded gun and say “shoot me”.

  1090. mnw says:

    lisab

    Thanks for clarifying.

    It WOULD be helpful to your admirers here if you could use quotation marks. Just a thought.

  1091. mnw says:

    MO Governor-designate Mike Parson is getting very good reviews from his fellow Show Me State GOP colleagues.

    After Greitens & Kinder, I think we’re all thinking that “dull– probably no sex life” sounds… great!

  1092. Tina says:

    I did not watch the rally, mnw. It was noted that corker, who was in attendance was booed.

    He is fighting but the Rinos appear to want to flop and surrender.

    Dumb idiots with the talk of amnesty and the presidents character. Learn how to answer questions idiots.

  1093. Tina says:

    At least corker laughed about it.p the article below, he is pictured with Bolton to his right, who is also laughing.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/05/wow-nevertrump-tennessee-senator-bob-corker-booed-loudly-at-trump-tennessee-rally-video/

  1094. JC says:

    Jason,

    The only way you can not give ‘ammo’ to the media is by either agreeing with them completely or becoming so milquetoast that they can rip your agenda to shreds and easily turn low-info voters against you.

  1095. Tina says:

    Now, the rooster goes off reservation.

    These guys must want to lose.

  1096. Tgca says:

    1110 SDC

    If there is empirical evidence that my diet will turn me into Liberace then I will starve myself to death. I am not a fan of the flamboyant type. Flamboyance in anything gay or straight is just repulsive to my being.

  1097. lisab says:

    Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog after flight from Colorado Springs to Orlando …

    because … florida

  1098. jason says:

    Trey Gowdy is a RINO too?

    Dang, one less true conservative to turn off the lights.

  1099. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – Everybody is a RINO except for NYC, JC, Michigan Guy, and possibly mnw. Didn’t you get the memo?

  1100. jason says:

    Is Trump a RINO?

    Is Trump talking about “amnesty”?

    January 9, 2018

    “:Trump told lawmakers at the White House he would back a two-phased approach to overhauling U.S. immigration laws with the first step focused on protecting immigrants who were brought here as children from deportation along with funding for a wall and other restrictions that Democrats have opposed.

    Once that is done, Trump said, he favors moving quickly to address even more contentious issues, including a possible pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants that is opposed by many Republicans and many of his supporters.

    “If you want to take it that further step, I’ll take the heat, I don’t care,” Trump told lawmakers about a broad immigration bill. “You are not that far away from comprehensive immigration reform. And if you wanted to go that final step, I think you should do it.”

    Could one of the true conservative RINO hunters here explain the difference between what Trump proposed and “amnesty”?

  1101. Tgca says:

    I don’t think all these GOP are RINOs but I do think they’re cowards and afraid to confront the MSM. Yes, that takes courage and they’ll go after you even more but people want a real fighter and not some wuss who runs at the 1st sign of confrontation and accusation.

    Rubio is the recent clsssic example. His star power has falling so far and it feels like he’s trying all these desperate attempts to get back to his glory heyday when he was the self-proclaimed savior of the GOP. Didn’t work out to well after Ted Cruz came along and outshined him as an intelligent Latino conservative and Christie ridiculed Rubio beyond belief.

  1102. Tgca says:

    Romney’s another coward and will bend with the wind. He will be the next Senator from UT and will try to distinguish himself but my guess he will be irrelevant as conservative newcomers in the Senate pass him by. The Senate is perfect for Romney’s personality. It’s congenial boys club and pedigree leanings more comfortable with the DC cocktail parties and small polite talk will suit him fine and is what he strives for in public life. He can help the GOP as a reliable conservative vote but otherwise of little value to the future of the GOP. I guess we all have our role to play.

  1103. jason says:

    I think Rubio’s star power is alive and well, thank you.

    He must be doing something right. Wobbie thinks he is a Trump sycophant for doing the right thing and endorsing Trump in the GE, while the RINO hunters hate him because he is not a 100% yes man on every issue.

    When both the Never Trumpers and the RINO hunters hate you, you are on the right path.

  1104. jason says:

    The R is in real trouble if Rubio and Romney are not conservative enough for the RINO hunters and deadenders.

    Because I will stake their conservative credentials against Trump’a any day.

  1105. Tgca says:

    On a more satisfying note, I went and splurged tonight at my favorite Italian bakery and had a double-scooped Strachiatella gelato. I skipped dinner, wasn’t hungry. But the gelato was calling to me so I obliged. Yum!

  1106. jason says:

    But let’s not digress.

    Can one of the RINO hunters explain to me the difference between what Trump proposed and “amnesty”?

    Thank you.

  1107. Tgca says:

    Jason

    I would bet the Trump presidency would be more conservative presidency than a Rubio or Romney ever. Their credentials may be conservative but what they’re willing to fight for is not, as they give in too easily. They take the safe route. Trump has been just as conservative if not more conservative than Reagan so I can care less if he is personally conservative as long as he manages conservatively. That’s what counts!

    Now STFU and go try the veggie burger brand I told you of. I gave a Brazilian friend, a huge meat eater, a taste the other night and he loved it. Not all veggie burgers are equal my friend.

  1108. jason says:

    Gelato? Strachiatella?

    I will ask for some over at Uncle Leroy’s in Strasburg, but I am not optimistic.

    http://www.uncleleroys.com/

  1109. jason says:

    Trump has been just as conservative if not more conservative than Reagan”

    LOL

    But I understand, you are heavily medicated.

  1110. jason says:

    So Tgca the true conservatives are busy, can you explain the difference between what Trump is proposing on immigration and amnesty?

  1111. Tgca says:

    Jason

    Look at Trumps pushes and decisions. Comparable to Reagan’s. Can’t deny that, this has been reported upon and easily validated. We are not talking personal views, we are talking what he has advocated, pushed, signed and nominated as POTUS. If in doubt, go back and compare 1st year Reagan vs Trump.

  1112. Tgca says:

    I don’t agree Trump is conservative on everything so I won’t defend that position. But neither was Reagan who was a big wasteful spender in many areas and more liberal on immigration. Again, in total though, Trump has been just as conservative if not more so than Reagan in comparable times in their presidencies.

  1113. jason says:

    Trump could be President for 50 years and he would never be a conservative like Reagan.

    But let’s not beat around the bush, what is the difference between what Trump proposed and the dastardly “amnesty”?

  1114. jason says:

    We are not talking personal views,”

    LOL

    I think a person’s ideology is what reflects their personal views, thanks for confirming Trump is not a conservative.

  1115. jason says:

    The reason I want to know is Tina above said

    “Dumb idiots with the talk of amnesty”

    So what was Trump talking about when he said

    “If you want to take it that further step, I’ll take the heat, I don’t care,” Trump told lawmakers about a broad immigration bill. “You are not that far away from comprehensive immigration reform. And if you wanted to go that final step, I think you should do it.”

  1116. lisab says:

    well … i don’t think trump’s daca deal is on the table anymore.

    he offered the deal and the dems rejected it. now the deal is gone.

    and trump can say he offered a very good deal to the dems who rejected it …

  1117. NYCmike says:

    Jason is linking to quotes from January, when the Republicans were down 15 points in the generic ballot and Robbie was living life.

    Hello!! It is now just about June, primaries are happening, generic ballot is 5 points or less , corker is getting booed rightfully in Nashville while the crowd chants Marsha,Marsha, Marsha!

    If trump is for amnesty, let’s see what he pushes next January. If he has Blackburn and 4or 5 other Republican Senators, the Senate should stop such stupidity and put forth a more conservative plan.

  1118. lisab says:

    well … i would guess probably 20 to 30 rep senators would love amnesty of some kind, certainly for an expanded daca list — say 2 million plus

    and the same senators do not want a wall, because you cannot turn off a wall. they would like obama style borders, but if they HAVE TO have some kind of political theater about the border they want an electronic fence that

    a.) won’t actually make crossing the border physically more difficult

    b.) can be easily turned off

    c.) will only last a few years given the limited shelf life of electronics in high heat and dusty conditions

    maybe 20 rep senators actually want to limit illegal immigration in any way

  1119. lisab says:

    which is not to say they won’t vote for a wall if they have no political choice, these are not courageous people

    they just want cheap labor

    and really don’t care about protecting the middle class at all. they are not in the middle class, so really have no great loyalty to it.

  1120. jason says:

    Jason is linking to quotes from January,”

    LOL, yeah January 2018, 4 months ago.

    So what Trump proposed in January is not amnesty?

    Yes or no?

  1121. jason says:

    ason is linking to quotes from January, when the Republicans were down 15 points”

    Wait a minute, am I reading this right?

    Trump was only for amnesty because Rs were down in the polls?

    Really?

  1122. jason says:

    well … i would guess probably 20 to 30 rep senators would love amnesty of some kind, certainly for an expanded daca list — say 2 million plus”

    Trump proposed 1.8 million, but he is not for amnesty or a RINO?

    I see.

  1123. mnw says:

    I did not like the booing of Corker. Nothing Team Trump could have controlled, however.

    I’ve always thought Blackburn was very attractive. But I didn’t like what she was wearing at the rally. She looked like Loretta Swit (sp?) from MASH. Not Senatorial in my view. Enough to intrigue older male viewers somewhat perhaps, but likely to irritate many female ones.

  1124. mnw says:

    “MILF” or “COUGAR” are the terms that come to mind, actually.

  1125. DW says:

    The TN poll illustrates a point I was making. The Dems have polls on all these key races, but they release the WV one because its the one that has good news for them. They couldn’t release the TN poll they had because it probably showed the same thing the Tennessee Star showed.

    Overall there is still a famine of polling. If the Dem Wave was coming we would be getting two or three polls every day to remind us.

    The WV race will be tight in the end. Manchin benefiting now from the brutal primary. Hopefully Morrisey will be able to wrap Obama, Pelosi and Clinton around Manchin’s neck and sink him.

  1126. NYCmike says:

    Amnesty or not, it is NOT the issue you want to run campaigns on, as there is clearly a division amongst members of the Republican Party about the best way to deal with the issue.

    Tax cut, deregulation, job opportunities, SpygAte, MS-13 coddling…….these are the issues to run on.

  1127. jason says:

    This is fascinating.

    “Amnesty” depends on WHO proposes it, WHEN it is proposed, and WHAT you get for it.

    So if Trump proposes it, its not amnesty.

    If he proposes it in January, its not amnesty.

    If you get funds in exchange, its not amnesty.

    It’s very clear now, I am glad lisab took the time to explain it.

  1128. jason says:

    Amnesty or not, ”

    Ahhh, so there is a possibility that what Trump proposed is NOT amnesty.

    See above.

  1129. jason says:

    “as there is clearly a division amongst members of the Republican Party about the best way to deal with the issue.”

    Really? Why?

    It seems like Trump’s directive is pretty clear.

    “:Trump told lawmakers at the White House he would back a two-phased approach to overhauling U.S. immigration laws with the first step focused on protecting immigrants who were brought here as children from deportation along with funding for a wall and other restrictions that Democrats have opposed.

    Once that is done, Trump said, he favors moving quickly to address even more contentious issues, including a possible pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants that is opposed by many Republicans and many of his supporters.

    “If you want to take it that further step, I’ll take the heat, I don’t care,” Trump told lawmakers about a broad immigration bill. “You are not that far away from comprehensive immigration reform. And if you wanted to go that final step, I think you should do it.”

    Seems cut and dried to me.

  1130. jason says:

    I will translate for NYC:

    “Get DACA resolved and then move on to legalize 11 million illegals”.

    He will “take the heat”.

    Time for action I would say.

  1131. jason says:

    a.) won’t actually make crossing the border
    physically more difficult

    It has been shown the wall is easy to get over or under. Electronic surveillance is much more effective because you know who and where the violators are. For very urban areas, the wall makes sense, for most of the border, no.

    b.) can be easily turned off

    You can make a hole in the wall just as easily, if if the idea is not to enforce it. Silly argument.

    c.) will only last a few years given the limited shelf life of electronics in high heat and dusty conditions

    Zzzzzz. … if that were true we wouldn’t have any military hardware, planes, ships, etc. Everything has to be updated. No big deal.

  1132. Tina says:

    Chuck a doodle doo

    Rooster

  1133. mnw says:

    DW 1164

    The TN poll was taken 6 months ago, in January, 2018.

    Unless you are referring to some newer poll?

  1134. Tina says:

    If trump proposes amnesty, I will fight him. This includes daca.

    Send the Yoot back.

    However,Monticello what trump has propos d, linking ms 13 to Nancy, who stupidly called them good people.

    The rs, including the rinos, need to speak with one cohesive message and quit straying because you want to be on tv.

    This includes Rubio, who had great potential, and The Rooster, who likes to talk out of all sides of his mouth. I would not hire him to be my personal lawyah, or be responsible for taking care of my cat.

  1135. Tina says:

    I erred in posting that to poll. It is dated. I saw the headline since it was in somebody’s Twitter feed and presented as a “fresh” poll.

  1136. Tina says:

    John Cardillo Retweeted
    John Cardillo
    John Cardillo
    @johncardillo
    ·
    11h
    Your daily reminder that Trey Gowdy is John McCain’s operative who puts on dog and pony shows to placate you and shut you u

    Fast and Furious

    Irs scandal

    FBI scandal, doj scandal aka Spygate.

  1137. DW says:

    ok, the TN poll is over 4 months old…see that now…but the thrust of my point is still that the Dem senatorial committee could be releasing internals for more than just WV if wanted to. Given we are not seeing much from public polling either suggests to me that they cannot show us a blue wave in polling.

  1138. mnw says:

    RAS today (Wed.):

    47/52

    CGB: DEM +1 = 43/42 (unchanged)

    DW

    I certainly agree with your thesis. I think another reason we’re not getting many new polls is, they don’t want to poll over a holiday weekend.

  1139. DW says:

    “they don’t want to poll over a holiday weekend”

    This is true…and even so, the analysis I did for the entire month of may was that compared to a prior non-presidential year congressional election the month of May had 33 senate polls while this year we are under ten for May.

  1140. lisab says:

    a.) won’t actually make crossing the border
    physically more difficult

    It has been shown the wall is easy to get over or under. Electronic surveillance is much more effective because you know who and where the violators are. For very urban areas, the wall makes sense, for most of the border, no.
    ———————————————-
    actually a physical wall 30 feet high is very difficult to get over and can be guarded by a small force of agents.

    b.) can be easily turned off

    You can make a hole in the wall just as easily, if if the idea is not to enforce it. Silly argument.
    —————————————

    you can make a hole in the wall, but they can be easily repaired — even texas rangers — could simply guard and repair them, so even a dem president could not simply order the electronic fence to be turned off

    ——————————————–

    c.) will only last a few years given the limited shelf life of electronics in high heat and dusty conditions

    Zzzzzz. … if that were true we wouldn’t have any military hardware, planes, ships, etc. Everything has to be updated. No big deal.
    —————————————–

    the congress would not approve a 24 billion dollar fee for the wall

    they certainly would not pass a recurring likely more expensive system every five years. not only do you need to buy all the equipment and install it every five years, you also have to pay to monitor all the cameras, which would require thousands of new people on the payroll

    whereas a wall can simply be patrolled by existing agents

  1141. lisab says:

    btw, i should point out that i personally am

    NOT

    in favor of a wall. i think that is a pretty nasty fu to mexico.

    a much better idea, imo, is to have a guest worker program where there is no right to stay or get welfare etc.

    AND

    to simply give rewards for every illegal who turns in their employer for hiring outside that program — say $500 per illegal paid for by fines from the employer

    that is, if seamus from ireland is working illegally in a bar in boston and he decides to go home, he can turn in his employer who is employing 10 illegals under the table getting himself a $500 times 10 = $5000 check paid by the employer

    no questions asked by ice … and a free ticket home, no black mark or charges on seamus’ record.

    no employer would dare hire illegals

  1142. Michael says:

    New Economist/YouGov Poll
    Trump Approval: 45/51
    GCB: D+3 (42-39)

  1143. Tina says:

    Dw appears to his the mark on polling.

  1144. DW says:

    Speaking of border walls…a great read from the 1980s was about the Russian man who decided to walk out. He took a bus with his hiking gear to the northwestern most corner of the USSR–as far as the bus would go, and then began hiking toward Finland. He had a tight window because the summer is so short that close to the arctic circle.

    Not certain what sort of border security the Soviets would have that far out in the middle of nowhere, the man was stunned to find that not only was there a tall fence with electrified wires at the top, there was also a road patrolled by a military vehicle a few times a day. And there was a sandy path next to the fence that was raked smooth to reveal if anyone left footprints near the fence.

    He spent days there planning and finally found a way across. He built two poles he could use to climb, and at the top he was able to put clothes over the wires to insulate and then he pulled up the poles, lowered them on the other side to climb down. To avoid the sand bar, he crossed where there was a stream that went through.

    Even though he was careful, the Soviets still suspected something and tracked him all the way to the border with Sweden. Once in Sweden he was safe.

  1145. DW says:

    GCB: D+3 (42-39)

    Prior YouGov was D+5

  1146. lisab says:

    ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) –
    An Albemarle County court case that was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court has ended with justices ruling police generally cannot enter private property to search a vehicle without a warrant.

    The court sided 8 to 1 with Ryan Collins.

  1147. DW says:

    Trying to find the book written by the guy who walked out of the USSR back in the mid to late 1980s. I read it many years ago…I thought it was heroic and thrilling, but of course Elizabeth Warren would think the book a tragedy.

  1148. Bitterlaw says:

    Personally, the 4th Amendment is the least important one to me. It is extremely important to others. I just have nothing to hide. Maybe I will stop random cops and ask if they need to search my car or house.

  1149. DW says:

    1188 – if you talk to Paulbots the 4th is the ONLY one of the ten that is important. Its why they HATE Abraham Lincoln and view him as one of the worst presidents ever, due to his actions taken at a time when enemy armies and enemy territory was within cannon shot of the federal government.

    Paulbots would gladly die painfully having been tortured by ISIS so long as the ISIS militants weren’t wrongfully searched by police.

  1150. Bitterlaw says:

    I may have to invoke the Third Amendment. My sister-in-law and her husband want to stay with us in 2 weeks. Why dhould I have to have an Army Colonel staying in my house? I also do not like their dog. He upsets my cat when they visit.

  1151. Mr.Vito says:

    “I just have nothing to hide.”

    I’m guessing the people the founders saw abused by this thought that as well.

  1152. Bitterlaw says:

    You are wrong regarding me, Mr. Vito. I have nothing to hide from law enforcement. I said the Amendment was extremely important to others. I personally do not need it.

  1153. Mr.Vito says:

    1192 How can I be wrong about you if I didn’t say anything about you?

  1154. Mr.Vito says:

    You can disagree with what I said if you think it is not correct.

    Of course that would mean the founders put that amendment there to protect the guilty rather than protect the innocent like you from abuse…

  1155. Bitterlaw says:

    A-hole, read it again. I know the purpose of the 4th Amendment. I know why it is important. I do not need its protection. Me. I only referred to myself taking that view.

    I am probably too honest. When I was out of work, I handled a minor case for a friend. I was paid $400. I declared it on my tax return. Many of my attorney friends and a CPA said I was crazy for doing it.

  1156. Bitterlaw says:

    My honesty is holding up my application for a home equity line of credit. I have to explain that I do not have a business or own a law firm.

  1157. Mr.Vito says:

    If you know the purpose of the 4th amendment, then everyone needs its protection. John Adams said it’s abuse sparked the American Revolution.

  1158. Mr.Vito says:

    *its

    Have you asked Dave for a new thread lately? Could you ask why we our handle and email aren’t autofilling anymore?

  1159. NYCmike says:

    Yo

  1160. NYCmike says:

    MCC

  1161. Bitterlaw says:

    I was stopped once at a checkpoint on a Friday night, when the officer got to my car I had the window down with my license, registration and insurance card in my hands. I asked him if he wanted to give me a breathalyzer. He said no and waved me through.

    The life of the innocent has some rewards.

  1162. NYCmike says:

    “Zzzzzz. … if that were true we wouldn’t have any military hardware, planes, ships, etc. Everything has to be updated. No big deal.”

    -Yeah, NO BIG DEAL!

    Just billion$ more to maintain electronic equipment.

    Ridiculous.

  1163. Bitterlaw says:

    I wonder what Mr. Vito is hiding. He seemed pretty worked up over the 4th Amendment. He must not live a pure life I do.

  1164. Mr.Vito says:

    “He seemed pretty worked up over the 4th Amendment.”

    If worked up is calmly pointing out that it was made to protect us all, then count me in.

    If your insinuation is that only people who are guilty of something appreciate the amendment, then you are welcome to go to the next NAACP meeting in Philly and make your case.

  1165. jason says:

    Just billion$ more to maintain electronic equipment.

    Ridiculous.”

    LOL

    We are still flying B-52’s. With updated electronic equipment.

    You think the government is still operating computers from the 1960’s?

    We have electronic monitoring at all the ports and airports, constantly updated.

    Everything is updated, you really are a moron.

    You don’t think a physical wall over a thousand miles would have to be updated, repaired, replaced, too?

    In any event, go for the surveillance, not only is it better, there isn’t going to be any wall.

  1166. jason says:

    whereas a wall can simply be patrolled by existing agents”

    Actually no.

    You would need thousands more agents, to patrol a wall for the whole extent of the border, surveillance would be a lot cheaper.

  1167. Bitterlaw says:

    I don’t personally need the 2nd or 4th Amendments. However, I am happy to donate my allotted share of their protections to Mr. Vito.

  1168. Bitterlaw says:

    People with something to hide appreciate the 4th Amendment more than those who do not. Seems obvious except to Mr. Vito.

  1169. Mr.Vito says:

    No thanks. I don’t really want to put the defense of my constitutional rights into the hands of someone who doesn’t seem to fully understand their importance. No offense.

  1170. Mr.Vito says:

    So now it is about who appreciates it more instead of whether it is needed.

    It is needed by everyone. It is appreciated by most. It is clearly appreciated by some more than others.

    At least one believes it is because they are guilty of something.. thankfully we have the 4th amendment to protect us from being harrassed by this person with a general warrant.

  1171. NYCmike says:

    It is a lot cheaper to maintain a concrete wall than it is to replace electronics like on B-52 bombers.

    The name-calling is the sign that you know your argument is rubbish.

  1172. NYCmike says:

    “People with something to hide appreciate the 4th Amendment more than those who do not. Seems obvious except to Mr. Vito.”

    -The A-Holes have the runs today! It just keeps coming out, more ignorant than the last episode.

  1173. Bitterlaw says:

    I understand the importance. I also have zero fear of any governmental search because I have nothing to hide. If a police officer came to my house without a warrant, I would ask if they wanted to start in the basement or second floor. I would ask them to not wake up the cat.

  1174. NYCmike says:

    “In any event, go for the surveillance, not only is it better, there isn’t going to be any wall.”

    -This is proven every day in Israel…….oh wait, what was that……they built a BIG WALL?!?!

    Why did Reagan say “Tear down this wall, Mr. Gorbachev?” He must not have read jason’s snail mail telling him walls are NOT EFFECTIVE.

  1175. Bitterlaw says:

    Uh oh. If you search my phone, you will know my ….. softball schedule.

  1176. Mr.Vito says:

    I would start by seizing your phone, laptop, and all your papers. I would also seize you. I’m sorry that you will probably lose your job and lose face in the community, but you were posting suicidal thoughts openly on a blog, and I need to make sure that you are not a danger to yourself, your family, or your workplace. You may need to be Baker Act’ed… I need to fish through your private communications for evidence.

  1177. Mr.Vito says:

    Oh, I will need that softball schedule so we can make sure the kids are safe.

  1178. Mr.Vito says:

    After looking through some of these, I see that you have a secret clubhouse in which a person has been locked in a cage and is transferred from house to house.

    I am afraid I am going to have to seize your house, freeze your assets, and search you bank accounts in order to determine whether you are participating in human trafficking.

    I see that you ran as a Republican against Chaka Khan…. don’t worry nothing will be leaked during this process for political reasons.

  1179. Mr.Vito says:

    *Chaka Fattah! ha!

  1180. Tina says:

    So, Fuhrer Mulehead and the 13 angry ds are looking at obstruction against trump for asking for his ag to unr cause himself.

    Even if true, how did it impact the fraudulent investigation?

  1181. Tgca says:

    The issue is not whether you have anything to hide or not but whether you have a constitutional right against someone making that decision for you that may not have your interests at stake.

    We have seen too many instances where the govt and individuals abuse power to use for their own agenda. That is why it is important to protect these rights. Numerous cases of improper seizure or manufactured evidence so I am perplexed why folks are so cavalier about these constitutional protections.

    All it takes is a little bit of watering these rights down until precedents of abuse entail.

  1182. Michael says:

    Quinnipiac
    TX Senate
    Cruz 50 (+3)
    O’Rourke 39 (-4)

    Governor
    Abbott 53 (+4)
    Valdez 34 (-6)

    Trump Approval:
    April: 43/52
    May: 47/47

    If Trump is at even in Texas he above water in Missouri and Indiana where he will be needed to campaign for GOP Senate candidates.

  1183. DW says:

    1223 – Good numbers. Cruz in particular.

  1184. DW says:

    RCP average for generic ballot is down to just +3.7 for Dems.

  1185. jason says:

    Trash that poll.

    Send Beto money, he can easily overcome this small difference.

    Don’t give up!

  1186. Wobbles says:

    Thanks man, I needed that, was pretty discouraged by the poll.

    Wiring money now from Bogo Pogo.

  1187. Bitterlaw says:

    Fine. I hereby waive my 4th Amendment rights. Bring it, Radnor.

  1188. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    Mounting a defense will be costly, won’t it?

    Do you have MD-type $$$ to throw around for your legal representation?

    Don’t you still have children to put through college?

  1189. Bitterlaw says:

    Costs to defend against what, NYC? Do you think that if somebody had a reason to frame me that they could not get a warrant? That would render your argument moot.

    I did tell my children that if the principal or police wanted to search their bags or lockers it was up to them if they wanted to comply. However, I would not pay a cent to fight it or hire a lawyer for them. I am not paying to hide whatever they want hidden.

  1190. NYCmike says:

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/joe-scarborough-admits-dems-might-lose-in-2018-due-to-trumps-conservative-achievements/

    “To be clear, the MSNBC host does not support any (?) of these policies. He merely admits that they might play well to many voters in November. “While many of these policies will drive up the federal debt and diminish U.S. power across the globe, and will likely be reversed by a stroke of his successor’s pen, Trump’s list of ‘accomplishments’ are scratching an ideological itch that establishment Republicans could never reach,” Scarborough wrote.”

  1191. Phil says:

    Keep the $$ flowing to Beto. He’s a winner! A really up and coming Democratic powerhouse that Beto.

    Let’s turn Texas blue!

  1192. Tina says:

    Oh no, the blue wall knows no boundaries.

    Texas is in play, Goldman. Sachs Cruz to lose.

  1193. CG says:

    If the disabled kid grows up to be a reporter, the gloves are off!

  1194. Bitterlaw says:

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23648754/philadelphia-76ers-investigating-alleged-social-media-use-team-president-bryan-colangelo

    Hmmmmmmm. Did the 76er’s President use anonymous twitter accounts to get his views out?

  1195. lisab says:

    We have electronic monitoring at all the ports and airports, constantly updated.
    ———————————

    but the dems agree to those being updated so they can collect taxes

    they will not agree to an electronic monitoring of the border being updated

    plus, electronic monitoring of the border does not stop one person from crossing into the country. you would still have to hire people to monitor the cameras and then track the people down — which would is a system not working now

    a 30′ high physical wall places a fairly big obstacle to most people.

  1196. Tina says:

    Cuck a doodle doo.

    Rooster was up early this am and did another dumb interview on see bs.

  1197. Bitterlaw says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Trump is a scumbag. He did something good. Both can be true.

  1198. NYCmike says:

    #1232 – Scarborough was a Republican…..like David Brooks, David Frum, William Kristol, George Will, etc.

  1199. NYCmike says:

    Heh….I was going to include “CG” in that comment….should have known he was “monitoring”.

  1200. Bitterlaw says:

    Just to clarify what NYC posted, Trump signed a law that was passed by those evil Republicans that NYC claims won’t do anything.

  1201. CG says:

    Which comment ?

  1202. Tina says:

    How is Mika Joe Scarfarce doing?

  1203. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    “NYC claims” – where is the copy and paste?

    Thanks in advance.

  1204. lisab says:

    even if there was one 100 foot hole made in the border wall every mile of its length …

    that would be appproximately 200,000 feet of open border

    which would reduce the amount of open border from approximately 2000 miles to 40 miles.

  1205. NYCmike says:

    If you had added the word(s) “conservative-oriented” your comment would make a little bit of sense…..but since you didn’t, it makes ZERO sense.

  1206. lisab says:

    as for going over the wall,

    go down to your local home depot, which will have outside brick walls approximately 30 feet high, and scale one of them … using only what you can carry on your back …

    want to use a ladder … ok … carry a 30 foot ladder across ten miles of desert without anyone seeing you, then climb over without anyone noticing

  1207. lisab says:

    if someone can scale a 30′ sheer wall using only what they can carry on their back …

    they are certainly in good shape

    and

    we probably could use them in this country, and should give them a visa, assuming they are otherwise not a criminal

    like france did for the guy who scaled the building this past weekend

  1208. DW says:

    Building a physical wall on the Mexican border is certainly possible. It would be nowhere near as complicated as building Interstate-10, which goes from Jacksonville, FL all the way to San Diego, CA.

    But common sense says we wouldn’t need actual physical walls everywhere on the border, only where it would be strategic to do so, combined with other techniques and technology to enforce border control.

  1209. lisab says:

    one of my friends is an art teacher

    he has zero money — and something like $200,000 in school loans — which of course he cannot ever pay back

    needless to say he often drives a very bad car that looks like crap.

    the police pull him over weekly … it is very annoying

    and

    i can imagine how often black americans were pulled over in the past based just on being black

    soooooooo … yes, i am in favor of the forth amendment

  1210. lisab says:

    and i support the fourth amendment too!

  1211. mnw says:

    1251

    Claymores

  1212. mnw says:

    Oh… the crowd at the Trump rally in Nashville last night WASN’T
    “about 1000,” as we at the NYT reported? It was actually “about 5500”?

    Ok, we’re human. We made a mistake… it was a rounding error.

  1213. Tina says:

    Breaking

    Amnotti chooses cn and n over stormy.

  1214. GF says:

    One full week since a clean sheet was provided. Nope, no neglect going on here…

    I recall a time when threads would automatically load as they were preset during vacation periods. Why not do that now as a courtesy to the users who come here and thus provide “clicks” in the metadata to warrant the ad revenue?

  1215. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw and jason to tell a vet named GF to start his own blog in 3…..2…….1…….

  1216. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The priorities of the California State legislature:

    ? Assembly Bill 535, by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, would restore the ability of most felons to serve on a jury once they have completed probation and parole.
    ? Assembly Bill 542, by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, would make presidential election days a paid holiday for state employees and schools.
    ? Assembly Bill 838, by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-Greenbrae, would recommend the state add Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to its history and social science curriculum framework.
    ? Senate Bill 300, by Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, would require health warning labels for sugary drinks. This will be Monning’s third run at the issue.
    ? Senate Bill 310, by Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, would allow inmates in state prison or county jail to seek a name or gender change.
    ? Senate Bill 343, by Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, would allow prisoners serving a life sentence to petition for release once they turn 70 or if they are older than 60 and have a serious health condition.

  1217. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Meanwhile, Gov Brown continues his famously ascetic lifestyle.

    “Brown, who typically flies Southwest Airlines in California, flew to Italy with real estate developer George Marcus and his wife, Judy, in their private plane. Brown is combining his trip to a conference here with a vacation with those friends.”

  1218. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The Republican establishment in California at times is as bad as the Democrats. Here is climate warrior Kevin Faulconer, Republican mayor of San Diego:

    “San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was one of dozens of city leaders nationwide denouncing President Donald Trump’s move Thursday to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement.

    “Today’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement underscores how important it is for major U.S. cities to lead the way and take definitive action to leave a better planet than the one we inherited,” Faulconer said.

    “San Diego remains as committed as ever to implementing our landmark Climate Action Plan and being a national leader in solar, renewable energy use, water purification and green job creation,” he said. “We cannot protect America’s interests without a seat at the table, so San Diego will continue to lead on environmental protection.”

    Faulconer has been notable as a high-profile Republican elected official who has taken steps to address climate change.”

    Recently the number of “non-party voters” in California has exceeded the number of Republicans. You can understand why.

  1219. Tina says:

    Cn and n Acosta trigger d by kardashian in the Wh.

  1220. Tina says:

    Kyle Griffin
    @kylegriffin1
    Ben Rhodes writes in his new book that neither he nor Obama knew before the election that there was an FBI probe into contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia, despite Trump’s recent unsubstantiated claims that Obama placed a spy in his campaign.

    Maybe the rooster believes thst, but I do not.

  1221. Bitterlaw says:

    I am waiting at an Urgent Care facility because I was hit in the head by a softball during warmups between innings. First base should have caught it but I should have been looking. Fortunately it was a weaker shortstop. The usual one throws harder.

  1222. Ron N says:

    1263. That must have been a very late addition since it only came up 2 or 3 weeks ago. Unless he already knew about it.

  1223. jason says:

    I have no doubt a hard headed bastard like Bitter will survive.

  1224. NYCmike says:

    “softball”

    -Last time Bitterlaw calls it this!

  1225. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    If you can, check out Instapundit for a preview of tomorrow’s NY Post!

  1226. Chicon says:

    1268 – does it have tonight’s scores?

  1227. NYCmike says:

    Chicon,

    I haven’t found the right Delorean yet!

  1228. Chicon says:

    I’m sure you’ll let us know when you do, eh?

  1229. NYCmike says:

    “I’m sure you’ll let us know when you do, eh?”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7C_JHwJm1U

  1230. Tina says:

    Feel better Bl.

  1231. Mr.Vito says:

    Mitt Romney says he voted for his wife, Ann.

    Poor Evan McMullin…

  1232. Bitterlaw says:

    I do not have a concussion. I did receive 3 stitches. This A-hole can take a ball and keep going.

  1233. Bitterlaw says:

    I felt bad for the players. Some girls don’t react well to a man with blood streaming down his face.

  1234. jason says:

    Ann?

    Zzzzzz…

    I was going to vote for Daffy Duck like wes but it was too much work.

  1235. jason says:

    Glad you are ok Bitter.

    A-holes are precious.

  1236. Bitterlaw says:

    If they had asked if I had any last words, I was going to say GFY. Good thing they didn’t ask.

  1237. GF says:

    1279- A-holes are indeed precious. Better blood down your face than blood on an A-hole (my GI Tract concurs and can vouch for this).

  1238. Mr.Vito says:

    I guess Radnor brought it.

  1239. Mr.Vito says:

    How much did those stitches cost? I could have given you some of mine.

    Let me know if you need a donor. I still have MDs blood type ever since I got used as a tourniquet… fortunately his blood is alcohol based.

  1240. jason says:

    Bitterlaw and jason to tell a vet named GF to start his own blog in 3…..2…….1……”

    I don’t speak for Bitter.

    So its just me telling you to GFY.

  1241. Cash Cow TM says:

    Mr, Bitter,

    Just saw your photo on Facebook…you took a nasty shot. Hope you are ok. I warned you to not be eyeing the women in the stands…

  1242. mnw says:

    MT Sen:

    (great thoughts from Chairman mnw)

    Rosendale looks like the putative GOP nominee now. His principal GOP primary opponent just got seriously whacked in a plagiarism thing. (Well… better than a 12-yr-old boy thing, at least)

    That means Rosendale can start running against Tester in advance of the GOP primary, imo.

    MT is my sleeper race. Like Hawley, nobody doesn’t like Rosendale– CFG, deadenders, all dancing cheek-to-cheek for Rosendale.

    This one is flying beneath the proverbial radar.

  1243. mnw says:

    Cash Cow TM:

    What do you make of the various polls showing Manchin with a 10+ point lead?

  1244. Mr.Vito says:

    She makes milk. That is all.

  1245. Tgca says:

    Kim at the Whitehouse! Wow!!! Amazing! Why isn’t the press reporting more on this? Did Kanye help broker this historic meeting? Biggest losers here are Dennis Rodman and the Dems.

  1246. Tgca says:

    I am so glad that Trump signed the Right to Try legislation. I never understood the opposition to allowing those with no other alternative but an inevitable near-term death try treatments that might offer some help. Yes, I get that there are folks out there who can manipulate and mislead the dying with false opportunities. But when one is terminal with no other prescribed solution, providing even the slightest of chances is better than none.

    It’s easy for some to criticize and say it provides false hope for the inevitable but a vastly slow progress and red tape through the FDA should not be something folks dying have to watch.

    I remember this all to well during the AIDS epidemic. Folks were begging to try treatments, knowing that there were risks but sometimes those opportunities incorporated with the human spirit of a chance is just a little dignity to give a few in their final days. Having known a number to succumb to the disease at an early age, I knew they were also open to being guinea pigs in hopes of helping themselves or others.

  1247. messy says:

    1259. some of those are actually good…
    Making Election day a holiday would drive up participation. Allowing felons to vote is good too, I mean once they’re out, their punishments should be over, “breaking and entering”shouldn’t be a life sentence…

  1248. Tina says:

    Andrew McCarthy must also be a Rino Hunter.

  1249. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    42m
    Iger, where is my call of apology? You and ABC have offended millions of people, and they demand a response. How is Brian Ross doing? He tanked the market with an ABC lie, yet no apology. Double Standard!

    Triggering…

  1250. Tina says:

    Cuck a doodle doo

    Multiple public reports indicate Gowdy never saw the subpoenaed FBI spy records before claiming the FBI did nothing wrong. And his spokeswoman says he doesn’t even know what was subpoenaed. http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/30/trey-gowdy-didnt-even-see-documents-he-claims-exonerate-fbi-on-spygate-reports/
    7:43 PM – May 30, 2018

  1251. Chicon says:

    Full pardon for Dinesh D’Sousa(sp?).

  1252. Tina says:

    Yup, full pardon for him. He was treated unfairly by the gubment.

  1253. mnw says:

    RAS same as yesterday: 47/52

  1254. Chicon says:

    Mnw, good game last night. Fun to watch them play, imo.

  1255. mnw says:

    Chicon

    I heard that, altho I didn’t see it. Apparently the condition of the ice is godawful, altho it’s the same for both teams, as they say.

    Trump’s pardons:

    Here is something where I agree 100% with the hard left & the NeverTrumpers: The pardons, some of which are just plain silly (jack Johnson), are designed to send a subtle message to those who are thinking of copping a plea– the message is, “I haven’t forgotten you. Hang in there,” imo.

  1256. Cash Cow TM says:

    California now has…

    “4,844,803 no-party-preference voters, according to Political Data Inc., compared with 4,771,984 Republicans. Both make up about a quarter of the California electorate, trailing 8,436,493 registered Democrats, about 44.4 percent.”

  1257. Cash Cow TM says:

    “mnw says:
    May 30, 2018 at 11:41 pm
    Cash Cow TM:

    What do you make of the various polls showing Manchin with a 10+ point lead?”
    ____________________________

    Bull poopish.

    I say right now it is Manchin by about 3.75%

  1258. Cash Cow TM says:

    subpoenaed

    subpoena is a funny word.

    Especially when you say it.

    Is here someone who works in the justice department
    who monitors people who are seeking subpoenas and if they do not do it correctly make them step out of line, deny their subpoena and say

    “NO SUBPOENA FOR YOU”?

    Subpoena nazi…

  1259. mnw says:

    Thx, Cow.

    I wish you had a bovine cousin in TN, where on the ground info would also be useful.

    I suspect the DEMs are using these polls in an attempt to scare GOP donors away from Morrissey & Blackburn.

    On another subject, I can NOT figure out why Tester in MT is being universally reported as “lean D.”

  1260. mnw says:

    Cow 1304

    Grand Jury subpoenas don’t require any sort of approval– unless they are directed to an atty, or for something else out of the ordinary.

    Once a file opening has been approved (which DOES require written, supervisory approval), the prosecutorial team (AUSAs & agents) are pretty much left on their own– until they seek an indictmen,t or request permission to close the file without an indictment.

    Moving to quash a GJ subpoena is a waste of time, generally.

  1261. mnw says:

    Spellcheck once again helped me out by changing “Morrisey” to “Morrissey,” I see. Spellcheck is just so damn indispensable! /s

  1262. DW says:

    Predictably, Sabato dropped VA_05 a notch, pushing it down a little on the list:

    Paladin – 2018 House Dashboard
    ———————————————————–
    C Dist | Cnt | Cook | Gonz. | Saba.| CNN | RCP | Avg Score
    ———————————————————–
    FL_06* R | 156 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    MO_02 R | 157 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    NC_08 R | 158 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_07 R | 159 | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_10 R | 160 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    OH_15 R | 161 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | 5.2
    PA_14* D | 162 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    PA_16 R | 163 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | 5.2
    WI_07 R | 164 | Lk R | Sf R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 5.2
    FL_25 R | 165 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | 4.8
    IN_02 R | 166 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_06 R | 167 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    AZ_08 R | 168 | Sf R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.8
    CA_04 R | 169 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    FL_15* R | 170 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    MI_01 R | 171 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.8
    NC_02 R | 172 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    OH_14 R | 173 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    CA_50 R | 174 | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | 4.4
    MI_06 R | 175 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Sf R | 4.4
    WI_06 R | 176 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    MI_07 R | 177 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4.4
    WV_03* R | 178 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    GA_07 R | 179 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    TX_21* R | 180 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    FL_16 R | 181 | Lk R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 4
    FL_18 R | 182 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    IL_13 R | 183 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    NJ_03 R | 184 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Sf R | 4
    NY_24 R | 185 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    IL_14 R | 186 | Lk R | Sf R | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | 4
    AR_02 R | 187 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | 3.6
    CA_21 R | 188 | Ln R | Sf R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | 3.6
    PA_10 R | 189 | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.6
    VA_05 R | 190 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Sf R | 3.2
    MT_01 R | 191 | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 3.2
    NY_01 R | 192 | Ln R | Lk R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.8
    NC_13 R | 193 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    WA_05 R | 194 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | 2.8
    GA_06* R | 195 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | 2.8
    NM_02* R | 196 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    OH_01 R | 197 | Ln R | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
    IA_03 R | 198 | Ln R | Lk R | Ln R | Ln R | Ln R | 2.4
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    TX_07 R | 215 | Toss | Tlt R | Ln R | Ln R | Toss | 1
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    NY_19 R | 211 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
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    FL_26 R | 209 | Toss | Tlt R | Toss | Toss | Toss | 0.2
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    NV_03* D | 195 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Toss | -1.4
    AZ_02* R | 194 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
    NJ_02* R | 193 | Ln D | Tlt D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -1.8
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    AZ_01 D | 191 | Ln D | Tlt D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.2
    NV_04* D | 190 | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | Ln D | Ln D | -2.8
    NJ_05 D | 189 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
    FL_07 D | 188 | Lk D | Ln D | Lk D | Lk D | Ln D | -3.2
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    PA_08 D | 184 | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4
    AZ_09* D | 183 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    FL_13 D | 182 | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    PA_05* R | 181 | Lk D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.4
    NH_02 D | 180 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    WI_03 D | 179 | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Lk D | -4.8
    CA_24 D | 178 | Sf D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | -5.2
    CT_05* D | 177 | Lk D | Sf D | Lk D | Sf D | Sf D | -5.2

    *indicates open seat

  1263. mnw says:

    If I were Trump, I’d find some liberal(s) to pardon also.

    Looks like Martha Stewart is up next, apparently.

  1264. jason says:

    I can see why Tina thinks Trey Gowdy is a RINO.

    While generally he is at 100% in the ACU ratings, he slipped to 97% one year.

    Totally unacceptable.

  1265. jason says:

    I think he should commute Blago’s sentence, but not pardon him.

  1266. DW says:

    Someone is tweeting about Renacci at 56% in an OH senate private poll:

    https://twitter.com/kerpen/status/1001854739477417990

  1267. DW says:

    Of course RRH is laughing at that poll in unison.

    Granted it is just a tweet with absolutely no other information. But given the support Trump received in OH, I wouldn’t consider a tight race in OH senate to be a shock at all.

  1268. Tina says:

    Amanda Carpenter
    Amanda Carpenter
    @amandacarpenter
    Trump invents crowds that never materialized, denies what he says on tape, accuses people of fake crimes like illegal spying and voter fraud. The gaslighting is never going to end, people. It has to be confronted.
    5:32 AM · May 31, 2018

    Speaking of fake, wasn’t she the one who faked an assault on her by Corey l.

  1269. mnw says:

    Tina

    I think it’s interesting that the old 1940’s movie “Gaslight,” starring Ingrid Bergman, has given birth 70+ years later to the new word “gas lighting.”

    That’s the origin of the word. The bad guy convinces poor Ingrid that’s she’s having illusions & going insane. I just read a biography of the director George Cukor.

  1270. mnw says:

    sb “gaslighting.” Thx, Spellcheck!

  1271. Chicon says:

    Agree on Blago, Jason. Commute, not pardon.

  1272. JC says:

    Today’s the deadline for McCain to resign.

    Anyone placing bets?

  1273. JC says:

    I only approve of pardons if 1 of 2 conditions are met.

    1) The person is innocent (obviously)
    2) There is unequal treatment being applied under the law.

    It’s been widely published recently that Rosie O’Donnel did the exact same thing Dinesh did. And yet not a single person in the judicial branch is lifting a finger about it.

    If Dinesh put out a film criticizing, say, a Republican instead of Obama and then donated under multiple names to democrats, would prosecutors have gone scorched Earth on him over such a minor issue? Would he have faced jail time or even gotten a conviction?

    Or would he have gotten the Rosie O’Donnel treatment?

  1274. DW says:

    It’s John McCain day. If he lives past 11:59:59 tonight and does not retire before then, the GOP governor can appoint his successor. If he dies or retires before midnight, then an election has to happen this fall.

  1275. Mr.Vito says:

    McConnell is on standby with the iron lung.

  1276. jason says:

    When it comes to any legal matters, I will take Trey Gowdy over blowhard Levin any day of the week. Gowdy has forgotten more law than Levin will ever learn, not that he has learned much.

    And of course, to say Gowdy (or Rubio) are “defending Obama” is RINO hunter hype. Both have left open the door to wrong doing and stated that “spygate” should be investigated, they are just not ready to put the cart before the horses.

  1277. jason says:

    I think Dinesh got unequal treatment for sure.

    His pardon is well deserved.

  1278. jason says:

    Today’s the deadline for McCain to resign.”

    No, actually he can resign at any time.

  1279. jason says:

    4,844,803 no-party-preference voters, according to Political Data Inc., compared with 4,771,984 Republicans. Both make up about a quarter of the California electorate, trailing 8,436,493 registered Democrats, about 44.4 percent.”

    At face value these numbers are not that scary. There are other states with similar numbers where Rs are not shut out.

    The problem is that a big part of the “Indies” are liberals too. Some in fact are to the left of the Democratic Party, believe it or not.

    Trump only got 31% of the vote in CA, about what he got in VT and HI. To put it in perspective, its less than he got in MA or RI. Trump got 41% in NJ, 40% in CT, 42% in DE.

  1280. Tina says:

    Will Cuck a doodle doo respond to levin or McCarthy?

  1281. Tina says:

    And for boots Rubio and Cuck a doodle doo

    Ou blanked on fast and furious, Benghazi, and now spy gate.

  1282. Tina says:

    For Cuck a doodle doo and boots

    Spy, an outsider who wants to get into the inside

    Informant, a person on the inside who wants to get something outside,

    Roles can or may commingle.

    Just passing spying 101 onto two jack arses.

  1283. Tina says:

    Larry Schweikart
    @LarrySchweikart
    ·
    3h
    Dear @TGowdySC Would these be the people “every American” should be proud of who didn’t spy?

    Jim Comey: FIRED
    James Rybick: FIRED
    Andy McCabe: FIRED
    Lisa Page: Quit John Carlin: Quit
    Mike Kortan: Quit James Baker:
    Quit Peter Strzok: Demoted Bruce
    Ohr: Demoted 2X

    Maybe rooster can explain why they quit doing fisa 702s in April of 2016 and then went to live wire carry (redacted) Certainly, rooster and boots read Pete the Cheats texts to the mistress?

  1284. Mr.Vito says:

    “Gowdy has forgotten more law than Levin will ever learn, not that he has learned much.”

    I just looked up both resumes, and I’m not seeing how this could be remotely true. Can you elaborate?

  1285. jason says:

    I think Trey Gowdy knows more about what is going on than Tina, just a wild guess.

    He also has a lot more responsibility and interest in getting things right than Tina, just a wild guess.

    As a a Repubican and solid conservative and someone who obviously considers upholding the rule of law important, there is absolutely no reason to believe that Gowdy is involved in some kind of liberal conspiracy to protect Obama or anyone in his administration. The idea is ridiculous.

    It takes about 10 minutes here for someone with years of solid conservative accomplishments to become a RINO for refusing to engage in group think.

  1286. Mr.Vito says:

    Kurtz: Media Shows ‘Selective Outrage’ After Samantha Bee Calls Ivanka Trump a ‘C—‘

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/05/31/samantha-bee-slams-ivanka-trump-kurtz-says-media-shows-selective-outrage

    Apparently Ivanka’s offense was posting a tweet of herself holding one of her kids on Memorial Day… with “My ??!”

  1287. Mr.Vito says:

    The ?? should be a heart symbol.

  1288. jason says:

    I just looked up both resumes, and I’m not seeing how this could be remotely true. Can you elaborate?”

    Sure. Levin is a blow hard talk radio host with no responsibility or reputation for accuracy and a solid record of asinine statements and theories over many years. His opinions on “constitutional law” are considered a joke by just about anyone except NYC.

    Trey Gowdy is a former federal prosecutor with a solid legal career. Here is his Wikipedia summary:

    owdy clerked for John P. Gardner on the South Carolina Court of Appeals as well as for federal judge George Ross Anderson Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. He then went into private practice before being appointed an Assistant United States Attorney in April 1994. Gowdy would later be awarded the Postal Inspector’s Award for the successful prosecution of J. Mark Allen, one of “America’s Most Wanted” suspects.

    In February 2000, he left the United States Attorney’s Office to run for 7th Circuit Solicitor. He defeated incumbent Solicitor Holman Gossett[15] in the Republican primary. He ran unopposed in the general election. Gowdy was re-elected in 2004 and 2008, both times unopposed. During his tenure, he appeared in four[16] episodes of the television program “Forensic Files,” as well as Dateline NBC and SCETV. He prosecuted the full set of criminal cases, including seven death penalty cases.

    When the State faced a budget crunch that forced many employees to go on unpaid furloughs, Gowdy funneled part of his campaign account into the Solicitor’s budget so his staff could keep working.”

    So Gowdy is not a talk host lawyer trying to get ratings.

    That is why I said I would trust his view on legal matters much more than the blowhard moron.

  1289. Chicon says:

    Solid resume for Gowdy. Similar to that of Andrew McCarthy of NRO.

  1290. Mr.Vito says:

    Since you did not mention anything about Levin’s legal background, I’m going to have to disregard your opinion since it does not seem to be informed.

  1291. Chicon says:

    Levin’s voice bugs me, so I don’t listen to him. But his legal chops are also pretty strong.

  1292. Mr.Vito says:

    “Levin’s voice bugs me, so I don’t listen to him.”

    Me too.

  1293. CG says:

    Eh…. Gowdy is bound for heaven and Levin is headed towards hell, so that should count for something…

  1294. Chicon says:

    CG, who told you that? If you have an “in” on who is going to each place, I have a couple names to run past you.

  1295. CG says:

    Rev. Jeffress says so.

  1296. Chicon says:

    From Wikipedia….

    In March 2016, Levin endorsed Ted Cruz for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.[66] Over a month after Donald Trump was nominated, in September 2016, Levin stated on this radio program that he would vote for Trump in the general election, following his declaration earlier that year that he was in the “Never Trump” camp.[67]

    Maybe he is a blow hard.

  1297. Tina says:

    The Jebot sure loved levin in 2016.

    Anyway me nobody has refuted what McCarthy and Lefin,Moho does have an irritable voice, said about The rooster

  1298. Tina says:

    And what has rooster done in congress?

    Did anybody get charged for fast and furious, IRS gate, Clinton handling of emails?

    No, he cover for the ds.

    A poser.

  1299. Tina says:

    Andrew C. McCarthy
    Andrew C. McCarthy
    @AndrewCMcCarthy
    ·
    17h
    Calling BS on @TGowdySC @marcorubio & Clapper – The FBI was absolutely investigating the Trump Campaign when it spied – my @NRO column:

  1300. Tina says:

    The Atlanta Fed projects 2nd quarter GOP at 4.7 percent

  1301. CG says:

    That’s a horrible GOP number.

  1302. jason says:

    Since you did not mention anything about Levin’s legal background, I’m going to have to disregard your opinion since it does not seem to be informed.”

    Be my guest.

    Mark Levin’s “legal background”is limited to graduating from Law School. After that he went to work for Texas Instruments and then had several government jobs. He had a short stint in private practice.

    To compare his “legal background” with Gowdy’s would be a joke.

  1303. Chicon says:

    Tina, JEB! would have had it at at least %6.

  1304. jason says:

    Dang, the Dems will win 480 seats.

  1305. jason says:

    Levin is popular here as long as he supports deadenders.

    When he was a Never Trumper he wasn’t so popular.

    He finally “endorsed” Trump…

    “In March 2016, Levin endorsed Ted Cruz for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.[66] Over a month after Donald Trump was nominated, in September 2016, Levin stated on this radio program that he would vote for Trump in the general election, following his declaration earlier that year that he was in the “Never Trump” camp. He qualified his support by stating that, “I take no responsibility for the dumb things he says or the dumb things his surrogates say.”

  1306. Chicon says:

    If we’re relying on legal background to decide these issues, do we think McCarthy is right, or Gowdy?

  1307. Tina says:

    Mute 43 had it at minus 3.5

    Way to go mute.

  1308. CG says:

    It might of course be slightly relevant that Chairman Gowdy has access to information, including classified information regarding the issue, that Mr. McCarthy does not have.

    Gowdy says that Americans should be proud of what the FBI did, based on the information he has, and we do not and I have tended to be someone who has had pride in institutions like the FBI and other law enforcement. I cannot imagine why Gowdy would lie about that.

  1309. Chicon says:

    Levin is a legal idiot, despite being a lawyer.

    Levin is an economic expert despite zero training in the field.

    I love this place.

  1310. Tina says:

    McCarthy is a rino hunter.
    Lmccarthy is an idiot.

    Hhr rukes

  1311. jason says:

    If we’re relying on legal background to decide these issues, do we think McCarthy is right, or Gowdy?”

    Good question. I don’t really know.

    I think Gowdy probably has more information than McCarthy due to his position. And its a mistake to think he has rendered a definitive opinion.

    I like McCarthy a lot, he is no Mark Levin.

    I hope they will end up seeing eye to eye as the facts unfold.

  1312. CG says:

    What does Dilbert say?

  1313. Tina says:

    The rooster is being called out because the stuff he stated on tee vee was and is factually incorrect.

    He made those steps and others have criticized him.

    He may have access to classified stuff, but the facts suggest he did not bother to read the stuff and his staff admits that he did not get the requested documents the other day.

    Maybe he had a bad hair day. Maybe, the rooster did not get enough sleep.

    But he has been worthless in congress.

  1314. Tina says:

    Above all, I never even wrote that goody is a rino.

    Ineffective yes.

    Being critiqued heavily yes.

    Having a bad tv appearance when he bungled and omitted facts, yes,

    Basically, I would tie the leftist oh lawyah Dershowitz over the rooster any day,

    I also trust that Boots Rubio cannot focus n. Uh, other than perhaps foam parties.

  1315. CG says:

    Gowdy needed Roseanne to share her A.bian with him.

    Then, he would have understood the Vast Deep State Conspiracy against DJT.

  1316. Tina says:

    I reported that earlier, Chiron,MUBWT good article anyway

    He claimed otherwise in his tv appearance and then his staff admitted that he did not see it,

    Nobody saw it and they reneged on the deal.

    That is why trump could end the charade by

    Somebody in doj indicting comedy, Or

    Trump declassifies everything,l

    Let the Jebots beotch, but Phia them all.

  1317. Mr.Vito says:

    “Mark Levin’s “legal background”is limited to graduating from Law School. After that he went to work for Texas Instruments and then had several government jobs. He had a short stint in private practice.”

    Why do you insist on leaving out the legal stuff? It just makes me less and less likely to take your word on things in the future. You could just state the truth and then make your case, and I’d listen.

    Going by what you’ve said, I could say Gowdy had a short stint as an assistant in a government job and then has been a politician ever since.

  1318. Chicon says:

    I’m generally a fan of McCarthy and Gowdy as well. As I said above, I don’t know a ton about Levin.

  1319. Tina says:

    The papa dope story cited by the FBI as the basis for getting fisa is now falling apart.

    Remember, they cite papadope as being the cause for everything, even though the penguin or comrade Brennan stated that they never heard of him.

    Papadope was not drunk in the bar and never said he had emails or that trump campaign was in receipt of information from the Russians about Hillary.

  1320. CG says:

    Harvey Levin, who runs TMZ is also a lawyer and is pro-Trump. Perhaps extra-bonus points for his being gay!

    What is his view on “Spygate?”

  1321. Tina says:

    I still maintain that either Carter ge or papadope were implanted in the trump campaign to spy on it.

    Notice how papadope cannot speak on anything and is now in hiding.

    The FBI lied about the fisa warrant. That is clear. It is also clear that they spied illegally.

    That is why comedy and McCabe need to do lol g sentences.

  1322. Mr.Vito says:

    I am a fan of McCarthy, Gowdy, Dershowitz, and others… I am not a fan of being lied to.

  1323. Tina says:

    Gowdy may have. Been. N the better prosecutor, but his time in then oust is uneventful. He failed.

    And he will go out as a bs er.

  1324. Tina says:

    Goody has a history of defending the establishment and or the clintons. I do not trust him..

  1325. CG says:

    “I am not a fan of being lied to”

    The irony.

  1326. Mr.Vito says:

    “Harvey Levin, who runs TMZ is also a lawyer and is pro-Trump.”

    Was he Chief of Staff to Reagan’s AG or deputy solicitor to a Cabinet Office for the government?

    If so, I’d love his opinion.

  1327. CG says:

    Gowdy must be doing something right.

    Over at the left-wing blog where I comment, he is a vicious anti-Clinton conspiracy theorist and rabid Tea Partier.

    Here is he an Establishment Hack who defends the Clintons.

    They should make an award for that and name it after John McCain.

  1328. Mr.Vito says:

    “The irony.”

    Oh? which of those four guys is lying? Two say Gowdy is wrong, one say Gowdy makes him feel better, but he isn’t convinced… and then there is Gowdy.

    I’ve not said any of them were correct or incorrect.

  1329. Tina says:

    The 2nd ig report is out soon,

    This deals with the corrupt FBI and Hillary.

    It does not take up fisa abuses.

    That is the third part and were many indictments will come down by Huber.

  1330. CG says:

    The irony of not being a fan of being lied to juxtaposed with knee-jerk defense and fandom of Donald Trump.

  1331. Tina says:

    A lot of this could be sMake and. Mirrors.

    Trump allegedly. Upset with sessions.

    Yet, trump has not tried to fire him, again.

    Sessions handed in his resignation over a year ago, and trump refused it.

  1332. Tina says:

    Des ouzo indicates that Ted Cruz pushed the pardon.m Cruz indicated that a month ago, he asked the president.

    The president called desousa this am and told him he got screwed.

    Of concern, is desousas fbi file indicated that he was anti Obama..

    The FBI was weaponized under the Obumbler, as was the doj under the Tarmac rat and sjw Yates.

  1333. Chicon says:

    The GOP in Congress has been telling us for months that DOJ & FBI are withholding info. So, who knows if Gowdy has all the information either.

  1334. CG says:

    Only some among the GOP in Congress have said that. Others have said just the opposite. It should all be investigated and we should find out the truth.

    I certainly do not see what motivation Gowdy would have to be dishonest.

  1335. Tina says:

    The withholding could be an intentional smokescreen.

    It could be that the information needs to be withheld at this time because of possible criminal indictments against the corrupt FBI actors.

  1336. Mr.Vito says:

    “The irony of not being a fan of being lied to juxtaposed with knee-jerk defense and fandom of Donald Trump.”

    We already knew you were a liar; i’m no fan of you either, so I still dont see the irony.

  1337. Tina says:

    Evidently, goody claimed to have gotten access to the documents being sought, but it was widely reported that he did not get those documents, and confirmed by his staff.

    So a big time mess he created for himself, or a lie.

  1338. CG says:

    Gowdy of course made an extremely important point though when he recounted Trump himself, while asserting his innocence, saying that if anyone associated with him had colluded with Russia, he would want the FBI to investigate that and find out the truth. That’s what Trump said he wanted to happen. Why should that be something that has changed?

  1339. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    8h
    Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia! The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!

    I think this is one of the written responses to Fuhrer Mulehead and the 13 angry ds.

  1340. CG says:

    That must have been Alec Baldwin who in a White House interview told Lester Holt he fired Comey because of Russia.

  1341. CG says:

    Was that Darrell Hammond whom a year ago, was talking in the Oval Office to top Russian officials and who was recorded by the Russian press as saying, “I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job,I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”