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  • Oil price crash: Saudis told to embrace austerity as debt defaults loom

    01/31/2016 2:15:58 PM PST · 46 of 71
    Bluestocking to Lorianne

    The Saudis need to go back to the drawing board.

    Normally, when oil is abundant and its price goes down, economies prosper.

    Prosperity, in turn, creates the need for more oil, causing oil prices to go up again.

    But the opposite of that has been occurring. China, the world’s biggest oil importer, is going through a recession, as are the U.S. and other major countries.

    The Saudis need to figure out why this is happening before they too head for bankruptcy. Then they should take steps, such as lowering their oil production for awhile, to try to get the global oil situation back on an even keel.

    Then they can start trying to destroy other nations’ oil industries once again if they so desire. If they continue to stand around doing nothing, they’re more doomed than the countries they’re trying to destroy.

  • An Indictment Against Conservative Media

    01/31/2016 10:08:07 AM PST · 38 of 95
    Bluestocking to EveningStar

    There are two completely different political philosophies — Conservatism and Trumpism.

    Conservatism stands for a particular set of principles, while Trumpism stands for nothing except what its namesake, Donald Trump, thinks is good for himself at any particular moment — including attacking Conservatives like Ben Carson and Ted Cruz in an effort to destroy them.

    Conservative principles can’t survive if Conservative candidates are destroyed.

    Which means that Donald Trump has become a human wrecking ball for the future of Conservatism in America.

    The Mark Levins and Rush Limbaughs of the media must take sides. There is no middle way. They’re either for Conservatism or for Donald Trumpism, which is the mortal enemy of Conservatism.

  • PETER SCHIFF: We're Going To Have An Economic Collapse And Negative Rates Before The Election

    01/29/2016 2:14:26 PM PST · 36 of 83
    Bluestocking to blam

    Last month when the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, the yield on U.S. 10-year Treasury bonds was 2.25%. Today, it’s 1.92%. No wonder people are worried about negative interest rates.

    In the meantime, everyone who buys U.S. Treasury bonds now will receive 33 basis points less in interest than they would have if they’d bought them last month. And what will stop this trend from continuing and thereby discouraging potential U.S. bond buyers from looking elsewhere for better investments?

  • National Review loses GOP debate sponsorship over anti-Trump issue

    01/23/2016 6:18:37 PM PST · 9 of 18
    Bluestocking to VitacoreVision

    Donald Trump represents an extreme version of everything liberals despise about Republicans.

    Donald Trump is a mean-spirited multi-billionaire whose hatred of immigrants, women, minorities, and everyone who doesn’t agree with him is expressed daily and loudly across every form of media.

    Yet the single publication that has come out most strongly against him is the Conservative ‘’National Review,’’ while the entire liberal mainstream media remains silent — except for egging him on to make ever more outrageous attacks against everything liberals hold dear.

    There is a concept known as giving someone enough rope to hang himself with.

    For example, a political party (Democrat) might stand back during the primary season while a candidate from the opposing party (Republican) goes on a six-month rampage antagonizing so many voters that he will not be able to win the general election.

    Does anyone really believe that the liberal media despises Donald Trump LESS than the Conservative National Review does?

    Or that once Donald Trump wins the nomination the liberal media won’t suddenly burst forth and tear him limb from limb by simply repeating the outrageous attacks he’s been making that have so antagonized voters?

  • David Cameron Lambasts Trump For Making 'Fundamental Mistake' Of Blaming All Muslims For ISIS

    01/23/2016 3:42:18 PM PST · 58 of 109
    Bluestocking to Farmer Dean

    ‘’If it’s impossible to tell the good ones from the bad ones, then they all have to go.’’

    But what about the 3.3 million Muslims already in the U.S.?

    Will they have to be deported?

    If not, will Donald Trump and his fellow xenophobics ever be able to get a good night’s sleep knowing that Muslim terrorists might be just outside their windows brandishing knives with which to cut their heads off?

  • Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders Hold Solid Leads In Iowa, CNN/ORC Poll Finds

    01/21/2016 6:32:31 PM PST · 12 of 36
    Bluestocking to Helicondelta

    This is exciting. If Ted Cruz receives 26% support in Iowa as predicted, he’ll be the first outspoken anti-ethanol candidate to ever win more than 5% in the Iowa caucuses.

  • Sarah Palin = Norma Desmond

    01/21/2016 2:07:40 PM PST · 31 of 73
    Bluestocking to Kaslin

    The writer is mystified by ‘’the astonishing lack of criticism that attaches to Trump for the things he says.’’

    Maybe the media’s extraordinary forbearance of Donald Trump’s anti-PC outbursts is because it wants to give Hillary Clinton as much rope as possible to hang The Donald with once he wins the Republican nomination.

    Then the fun will begin.

  • The stock market is freaking out about Trump and Sanders

    01/17/2016 1:25:18 PM PST · 38 of 45
    Bluestocking to SeekAndFind

    When countries want to punish other countries, they impose trade sanctions against them, hoping to bring them to their knees — for example, the West’s trade sanctions against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine and our long-term Cuban trade embargo.

    By adopting anti-trade policies as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders propose to do, such as by lifting tariffs on imports, which would be answered by reciprocal tariffs against us, would be the equivalent of America imposing a trade embargo against itself.

    The last time such madness was enacted by our government was the Smoot-Hawley tariffs of the early 1930s, whose beggar-thy-neighbor consequences caused our simple depression to become a decade-long global Great Depression.

    Russia at least has powerful allies like China to help it function during the West’s anti-Russia sanctions, and Cuba has been supported by other countries.

    But if the U.S. attempts to commit economic suicide by imposing a global trade embargo against itself, no one will help us.

  • Poll: Who would America rather have a beer with? Trump or Cruz?

    01/17/2016 11:01:03 AM PST · 53 of 98
    Bluestocking to Enlightened1

    Since Ted Cruz graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, 99.9% of Americans wouldn’t understand a word he was saying after a few beers allowed him to ‘’be himself.’’

    However, his great intelligence could well make him a great president if elected.

    How could that happen?

    The only realistic scenario for a Cruz presidency is if Bernie Sanders wins the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, leading global investors to dump U.S. stocks and bonds at the prospect of a Socialist U.S. president.

    The ensuing U.S. economic collapse would force responsible voters to become serious — meaning that the clown-like, unstable Donald Trump would be rejected in favor of the serious Ted Cruz as the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, who would then overcome either the Socialist Bernie Sanders or the untrustworthy, corrupt and unstable Hillary Clinton to become President.

    Maybe it’s a pipedream to imagine American voters becoming serious enough to elect a serious president.

    However, it’s not a pipedream at all to imagine the global investment community throwing in the towel on U.S. stocks and bonds if they don’t.

  • TED CRUZ: Donald Trump´s raging tweetstorms aren´t presidential

    01/17/2016 9:57:23 AM PST · 67 of 105
    Bluestocking to Nachum

    If a Muslim-American went on raging Twitter rampages against the U.S., the FBI would be alarmed and monitor him as a danger to the country.

    On the other hand, if a leading presidential candidate like Donald Trump goes on raging Twitter rampages against an opponent, that’s considered merely laughable, even though if the raging presidential candidate becomes president he can be expected to go on raging Twitter rampages — and worse — against anyone who disagrees with him, from Senators to foreign heads of state, to mere citizens on Internet sites.

    We can handle nutty but powerless anti-American Muslims twittering away on their computers, but a nutty President with power is a true danger to the country.

  • Michael Burry, Real Market Genius From The Big Short, Thinks Another Financial Crisis Is Looming

    01/17/2016 7:36:53 AM PST · 7 of 14
    Bluestocking to Beave Meister

    At the end of the book version of ‘’The Big Short,’’ the author reports that Michael Burry, having become completely disillusioned with Wall Street, had excitedly taken up a new venture — almond farming, in California.

    Because almonds need extraordinary amounts of water to grow and California has gone into a major long-term drought, it’s hard to imagine a worse investment than California almond farming.

    So Michael Burry is not necessarily the best purveyor of investment wisdom.

    It makes sense, though, that he’s become interested in water. In water technology, Israel is the undisputed leader of the world. So investing in Israel makes sense.

  • ICYMI: Donald Trump Booed in South Carolina for attacking Ted Cruz

    01/16/2016 8:31:13 PM PST · 36 of 55
    Bluestocking to Isara

    Everyone seems to hate Ted Cruz EXCEPT the Republican base — Conservatives, Evangelicals, etc. — without whose support no Republican candidate can win the presidency.

    Yet there’s Donald Trump verbally eviscerating Ted Cruz before a crowd, getting booed for it, and yelling at the booers.

    At least Howard Dean waited until after he lost the Iowa Caucuses before going berserk. Donald Trump, on the other hand, is starting to lose it at the mere thought that he might not win in Iowa.

  • What did Cruz do that ‘pulled Trump out of bed and sent him tweeting and tweeting and...

    01/16/2016 3:08:57 PM PST · 59 of 119
    Bluestocking to Isara

    Ted Cruz obviously hit a nerve in Donald Trump’s psyche, and Since Donald Trump has no ‘’Off’’ switch, he’ll be ranting and raving for the foreseeable future.

    But how will this hurt Ted Cruz?

    Trump’s uncontrollable anti-Cruz attacks threaten to turn the Republican primaries into a two-man race, which would be good for Ted, since he’d inherit the large Republican Anyone But Trump vote as the other marginalized candidates drop out.

  • Will anyone watch the Democratic debate this weekend?

    01/16/2016 1:29:05 PM PST · 59 of 73
    Bluestocking to Libloather

    Unfortunately for Hillary, big football games have long commercial breaks.

    That means that sports fans all over the country will be switching tomorrow night from watching exciting football games to periodically viewing the terminally dull and annoying Hillary as she tries to take on Bernie.

    What hooting and hollering there should be, especially in sports bars and in homes where the beer has been flowing freely.

  • Ted Cruz ‘Apologizes’ to New York in the Best Way Possible…

    01/16/2016 10:15:07 AM PST · 53 of 58
    Bluestocking to Isara

    The longer Ted Cruz can keep the ‘’New York values’’ brouhaha in the news, the better for his campaign.

    Americans aren’t just angry at Washington, they’re angry at the entire Washington/New York axis of corruption and evil.

    Washington forces citizens to pay trillions of dollars in taxes, which it then pours into Wall Street banks, which allows New York City to thrive even though it has the same destructive economic policies and enormous public-service-union problems as bankrupt Detroit.

    Without trillions of taxpayer dollars, New York City bankers and other malefactors of great wealth would not be able to afford condos in Donald Trump’s towers, and he would have gone bankrupt by now.

  • Dramatic video shows ten American sailors on their knees as they surrendered to Iranian troops

    01/13/2016 4:25:49 PM PST · 45 of 87
    Bluestocking to KeyLargo

    So it’s now open season on the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf.

    What were our patrol boats patrolling for except to ensure that the sea lanes were open? And now they know they aren’t, at least not for U.S. naval patrol boats.

    And imagine how delighted the Iranians must be at our humiliation. How will they control themselves from conducting ever-more-humiliating encores now that they know that our sailors and their Commander-in-Chief will respond to their provocations by kneeling, cowering, and apologizing instead of by retaliating?

  • Sell everything! 2016 will be a 'cataclysmic year,' warns RBS

    01/13/2016 2:29:52 PM PST · 21 of 24
    Bluestocking to GilGil

    Due to the stock market crash of the past week and a half, trillions of dollars have been wiped off of the balance sheets of individual investors, pension funds, banks, and companies and municipalities, many of which are already in debt.

    Before the eyes of the world, we’re turning into Greece. Yet the response of our president and his minions, including the media, is to sing ‘’Happy Days are Here Again!’’ at ever-louder decibels.

  • Cruz: I'll win, but attacks are coming

    12/31/2015 2:40:19 PM PST · 24 of 33
    Bluestocking to VinL

    Ted Cruz — a disciplined Samurai candidate who will make a great Samurai president — brilliant, brave (he shut down the evil government), honorable and principled, a warrior for freedom and the Constitution.

  • Forbes: GOP Support of Israel Responsible for Christian Persecution in Middle East

    12/27/2015 10:20:08 AM PST · 28 of 61
    Bluestocking to Lera

    Israel is under constant attack from Arab terrorists and the Western media.

    The terrorists believe they will be rewarded in heaven, while Western journalists are rewarded here and now with jobs in the media, or in think tanks, or by pro-Muslim individuals and organizations.

    Why Forbes magazine has let itself get involved in this anti-Israel propaganda machine is a sad mystery.

  • Witness: Security Guards, Bystanders Ignored Brutal Assault on Hassidic Jew in Manhattan

    12/26/2015 11:56:41 AM PST · 24 of 42
    Bluestocking to SJackson

    First, the anti-Semitic Arab bullies of New York City came for the Orthodox Jews because they were easily identifiable in their Orthodox clothes,...and the police, security guards, and brave fellow New Yorkers, if there are such people, did nothing.

    Next, the anti-Semitic Arab bullies of New York City will come for NON-Orthodox Jews, who demonstrate their Jewishness by attending synagogues or Jewish schools or by bandying about Yiddish phrases like ‘’schlonging’’ someone...and the police and security guards will soon become too overwhelmed to address the problem.

    And New York will then become like Paris, from which almost 10,000 Jewish Parisians emigrated to Israel this year for safety.

    Unless the millions of Jewish New Yorkers start standing up seriously together NOW to protect themselves — and stop bashing Israel so it can survive as a Jewish refuge — they’re doomed.

  • Trump continues Christmas Twitter attack on Jeb Bush

    12/25/2015 5:34:47 PM PST · 28 of 70
    Bluestocking to exit82

    ‘’King Herod killed lots of people, including all males 2 and under about 2 years after Christ was born.

    Trump doesn’t come anywhere near that.’’

    Trump isn’t King yet.

  • Trump continues Christmas Twitter attack on Jeb Bush

    12/25/2015 5:09:00 PM PST · 20 of 70
    Bluestocking to jimbo123

    How can someone attend Midnight Mass with its messages of peace on earth, goodwill, and love, and then return the next day and attack a poor political cripple like Jeb Bush with all the venom one would expect from King Herod?

  • Gravis Iowa Caucus Republican and Democrat Public Opinion Poll ( Trump 31%, Cruz 31%)

    12/25/2015 12:58:23 PM PST · 49 of 124
    Bluestocking to Red Steel

    And Ted Cruz is winning his strong support in Iowa even though, unlike Donald Trump, he specifically stated he was not in favor of ethanol subsidies.

  • Mike Huckabee Takes Aim At Ted Cruz In Iowa

    12/25/2015 12:51:52 PM PST · 13 of 30
    Bluestocking to JSDude1

    How can Fox News continue to maintain its Conservative viewership— its main base of support — if it continues to give major air-time to anti-Conservative pundits and moderators like Karl Rove and now Mike Huckabee?

    Ted Cruz, the leading Conservative in the 2016 presidential race, has strong support from groups like Evangelicals, free-market Conservatives, anti-Establishment Republicans who have been cheering him on since he shut down the government, and the millions of Texas Republicans who elected him to the Senate and continue to strongly support him.

    What does Mike Huckabee have? Three-percent support and dwindling campaign coffers which seem to have been miraculously replenished recently by anti-Cruz PACs in Iowa for whom he now seems to be working full time.

    Any cable news viewer who wants to see Ted Cruz being attacked is better off watching the liberal channels, since their pro-Democratic biases are straightforward, rather than Fox News, which pretends to be Conservative while sending out attack dogs like Karl Rove and Mike Huckabee to beat up on the only Conservative, Ted Cruz, who still has a chance to win the presidency.

  • FedEx missed THOUSANDS of Xmas deliveries to the outrage of parents across America abbreviated

    12/25/2015 10:40:51 AM PST · 59 of 151
    Bluestocking to Wilderness Conservative

    Why can’t parents explain to young children that Santa got held up a little, so they’ll be receiving some of their presents a day or two late and they can have more happy days?

    To their older children they can explain that UPS got a little held up, that their gifts are on the way, that it’s wrong to expect perfection from mere mortals like delivery men, that only God is infallible, and that they should learn the lesson that they should always order on-line gifts early.

    Noel, noel.

  • French immigration to Israel at all-time high

    12/25/2015 10:10:43 AM PST · 16 of 18
    Bluestocking to SeekAndFind

    Western Europe has spent most of Israel’s existence condemning the Jewish state for not relinquishing half its territory to millions of Palestinian Arabs led by the terrorist organizations Hamas and the PLO whose charters call for the annihilation of Israel.

    Now millions of Arabs, embedded with ISIS terrorists who want to destroy the West, are taking over large swaths of European countries.

    Paris is already surrounded by suburbs whose Arab immigrants burn cars, commit anti-Semitic attacks, and create havoc on almost a daily basis. Welcome to Palestine on the Seine.

    Is it any wonder French Jews are fleeing to the safe haven of Israel, which welcomes Jews with open arms and protects them, instead of remaining in France where they are beset by growing anti-Semitic attacks which the French government has refused to take seriously?

  • Trump launches Christmas Eve attack on 'sad' Jeb Bush

    12/24/2015 4:16:42 PM PST · 29 of 69
    Bluestocking to jimbo123

    Even the Grinch Who Stole Christmas or the meanest ogre in literature didn’t spend Christmas Eve kicking around a poor wretch who was already down.

    Jeb Bush is no threat to Donald Trump. The Donald’s attacks were based on the fact that Jeb Bush criticized him — just like The Donald’s embrace of Vladimir Putin was based on Putin’s praise for him.

    So if Donald Trump becomes president, Putin will only have to flatter President Trump at strategic times in order to take over the world, or continue to murder Russian journalists with impunity.

    If we want peace on earth and good will toward men, the last person we should elect president is someone who even on Christmas Eve can’t control himself from spewing malice and hatred toward anyone he doesn’t like.

  • As negative ads pile up in Iowa, Ted Cruz plots a bigger footprint

    12/24/2015 3:17:58 PM PST · 11 of 21
    Bluestocking to VinL

    Would Ted Cruz’s Republican opponents and their fat-cat donors be going all in to stop Cruz if they didn’t believe he had a good chance of winning the Republican nomination?

    Until now, it was only the Quinnipiac poll that was projecting Ted Cruz as going all the way.

    Just last week, there were reports that Mike Huckabee was about to drop out of the race because his money was dwindling, but now all of a sudden he seems to be flush with cash as he joins the Stop Cruz movement.

    If it’s okay for Donald Trump to use the foreign word ‘’schlonged,’’ I suppose it will be okay to use the name Mike Schmuckabee when referring to the so-called Conservative from Arkansas.

  • Cruz plots bigger footprint to beat Iowa ads

    12/24/2015 12:45:59 PM PST · 8 of 9
    Bluestocking to 2ndDivisionVet

    We’ve just spent the last six months learning from both Jeb! and Hillary that large amounts of money and the advertisements they can buy can’t buy voter support.

    Ted Cruz is a principled religious candidate whose base of support is principled religious Republicans, that is, those who listen primarily to God and their consciences and are therefore least amenable to the messages of slick political ads.

    When it was announced that Jeb Bush was pouring tens of millions of dollars into an advertising blitz, no one expected the ads to lift him out of low single digits and they were right, so why should anyone expect the new anti-Cruz ads in Iowa to negatively affect Ted Cruz’s numbers?

  • In blockbuster poll, Sanders destroys Trump by 13 points

    12/23/2015 3:11:40 PM PST · 68 of 103
    Bluestocking to PROCON

    In long races like marathons and presidential contests, not to mention the tortoise vs. the hare, come-from-behind victories are more often the rule than the exception.

    So it would not be a surprise if Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz wound up winning their party’s nominations.

    The month-by-month gains by Ronald Reagan against Jimmy Carter in 1980 are a reminder that it’s not over till it’s over.

  • As Ted Cruz shows his softer side, he surges in the Quinnipiac Poll

    12/22/2015 5:39:56 PM PST · 52 of 53
    Bluestocking to Isara

    What role will Hillary play in the upcoming events?

    In 2008, she won the New Hampshire primary but failed to win the Democratic nomination. This year, she’s projected to lose the New Hampshire primary, yet she’s still being considered the Democrats’ inevitable nominee if not their Queen.

    How can that be?

    If Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire primary as projected, he’ll do so for two reasons — first, because his followers will be energized to vote in large numbers, and, second, because the uninspiring Hillary’s uninspired supporters will stay home in large numbers.

    Yes, Bernie’s state of Vermont is next to New Hampshire, but Bernie has energized voters in every state, and Hillary’s relatively non-energized supporters will be even more non-energized after she loses New Hampshire.

    Today, the favorite descriptions for Hillary among voters are ‘’liar’’ and ‘’untrustworthy.’’ When she loses the New Hampshire primary, the term ‘’loser’’ will join that list.

    Hillary is not inevitable.

    As for the Republicans, if Ted Cruz wins the Iowa caucuses as projected, he’ll be known as a winner, and Donald Trump will be known as a loser.

    Donald Trump isn’t inevitable either.

  • Thousands expected at Wednesday morning Cruz rally in Tulsa

    12/22/2015 3:06:21 PM PST · 8 of 17
    Bluestocking to 2ndDivisionVet

    General Cruz’s battle plan is proceeding beautifully.

    While bombarding southern Evangelical strongholds and maintaining his lead in Iowa — all under the radar since the media continues its obsessions with Donald Trump and Hillary, who have now gotten themselves into a fight over ISIS recruiting — the General and his troops march ahead step by step while Donald Trump continues to send out volleys of outrageous attacks which backfire by alienating more and more people every day.

  • Cruz; I Would Pull US Out of Paris Climate Deal

    12/22/2015 1:43:13 PM PST · 17 of 23
    Bluestocking to conservativejoy

    The earth can’t be warming if the Antarctic ice cap is building up, which it’s doing.

    Hardly a day goes by that Ted Cruz doesn’t make a courageous, truthful statement to lift the spirits of Conservatives and other reasonable Americans — while at the same time drawing the wrath of ignorant liberals of both parties.

    If there are more reasonable people in the U.S. than fools, Ted Cruz will be elected president or at least vice president next year.

  • Donald Trump Calls Hillary Clinton ‘Disgusting’ For Using The Restroom During A Debate

    12/21/2015 7:46:47 PM PST · 68 of 123
    Bluestocking to Steelfish

    When Donald Trump becomes president will we be allowed to use dirty Yiddish words?

    What this country needs are some good laughs, and there’s Donald Trump acting like a standup comedian every day, doing unconstrained Lenny Bruce imitations.

    He can’t build impenetrable walls around the country or balance the budget, but neither can anyone else.


    Cruz/Whoever 2016

  • Scarborough Interview With Nation Editor Derails: ‘You’re Actually Defending Putin!’

    12/21/2015 7:09:16 PM PST · 15 of 19
    Bluestocking to springwater13

    American Leftist editors of magazines like The Nation used to serve as useful idiots for the Russian Communists when they were in power. And now that the Russian Communists have been defeated, the same Leftist Americans are serving as useful idiots for the leader of post-Communist Russia, Vladimir Putin, who is more Conservative in his anti-gay, pro-religion, policies than the American Conservatives the Left continually vilifies.

    In other words, no matter who’s in power, Leftists are always idiots.

  • Predicting the next president

    12/21/2015 4:25:11 PM PST · 19 of 31
    Bluestocking to 2ndDivisionVet

    There are still six weeks till the primaries begin, and changes can occur. No one at the race track gives up hope and tears up his ticket if his horse is only in second place before the horses start coming down the home stretch.

    However, there are two polling figures that seem relatively solid and important — Hillary at 56% vs. Bernie Sanders at 30%.

    Bernie represents the Democratic wing of the Democratic party — the socialist center of passion among Democratic voters. Hillary can’t win the presidency without Bernie’s voters, and she can’t win Bernie’s voters without including him as the vice-presidential candidate on her ticket. However, she can’t include him on her ticket and still win the presidency because Bernie is a Socialist whom the vast majority of Americans would reject.

    Hillary can’t win.

    Yes, Hillary has the mainstream media fighting on her behalf, and she has hundreds of millions of dollars to promote her candidacy — yet those extraordinary advantages have not prevented an old white-haired Bolshevik warhorse from winning 30% of Democratic party support. And she has only managed to secure a bare majority, 56%, for her own candidacy.

    Of course, the pro-Hillary media will never say a discouraging word about their favorite candidate. But they can’t help her avoid reality.

  • Queen Caught on Throne During Debate

    12/21/2015 2:27:45 PM PST · 48 of 64
    Bluestocking to Kaslin

    It’s hard not to feel sympathy for Huma Abedin Weiner. Not only does Huma’s husband have difficulty controlling his urges to expose himself on the Internet, her boss has trouble controlling her urges to visit the bathroom ever hour or so.

  • Rove-Stupid: Karl Rove, Mike Murphy Under Fire for Epic Super PAC Failures

    12/20/2015 3:58:42 PM PST · 18 of 29
    Bluestocking to jimbo123

    Since there are only three Republican presidential candidates who are currently polling above 10% and therefore have a realistic chance of winning the nomination — Trump, Cruz, and Rubio — why would any donor in his or her right mind continue to pour money into any of the losing single-digit candidates’ coffers?

    It would make some sense for wealthy individuals to gamble millions of dollars in Las Vegas casinos, since there is a chance that they could win and walk away with more money. However, there is nothing to gain from betting millions on virtually mathematically eliminated losers like Chris Christie, Ron Paul, and the other dregs of the Republican race.

    Yet the fact that such losers still remain in the race proves that there are in fact idiotic Republican donors eager to continue to throw money down the drain.

  • Breaking: This GOP Candidate Is About to Drop Out of the Race (Huckabee)

    12/20/2015 1:45:12 PM PST · 45 of 48
    Bluestocking to conservativejoy

    So now we know who the SECOND-smartest Conservative is in the Republican race after Ted Cruz — Mike Huckabee.

    Mike Huckabee, like the other Conservative candidates, has everything to gain and nothing to lose by dropping out.

    He will become a leading commentator on Fox News as the caucuses and primaries proceed. And since he’ll be the first to drop out, his loyal staff will have the best chance of getting jobs in Ted Cruz’s growing campaign instead of joining the unemployment lines.

    In addition, he’ll be able to live with his conscience for having had the integrity to help the leading Conservative candidate, Ted Cruz, win the nomination by taking himself off the stage instead of being a monkeywrench in Ted’s plans by drawing off Conservative votes.

    And what will the other Conservative candidates, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson, be doing if they refuse to drop out soon?

    By following Mike Huckabee’s example, Carly could also become a major commentator on Fox News and maintain her Conservative integrity; and Ben Carson could show he was sincere when he vowed to consult God before joining the race. God apparently had other plans for Doctor Carson, as his major collapse in the polls seems to indicate.

    On the other hand, if they remain in the race, what will they do accept spend the next few months visiting cold pig farms in Iowa and slogging through the snows of New Hampshire, with nothing to show for it except maybe some well-deserved cases of frostbite?

    Cruz/Whoever 2016

  • Clash of Civilizations: Islamic vs. Judeo-Christian

    12/20/2015 11:00:41 AM PST · 6 of 18
    Bluestocking to DanMiller

    The problem is that, while Islamic fundamentalism still exists in Arab countries, the West has abandoned Judeo-Christianity.

    The ‘’Judeo’’ part barely exists in post-Holocaust Europe, and the majority of Jews in both Israel and the Diaspora are secular.

    We know Christianity is no longer a force in Europe or the United States by the fact that when the Christians of Syria were being murdered in a modern attempt at genocide, the West did not respond by opening its arms to Christian refugees to save their lives.

    Now the West is being flooded with Islamic refugees, who are either being embraced by the same Western Christian-in-name-only secularists who refused to put out a welcome mat to save the lives of actual Christians, or they are being rejected by populist, xenophobic demagogues and their adherents who want to keep all foreigners, even women and children, out of their countries.

    There is no future for the West unless it is reborn as a strong Judeo-Christian culture based on the principles of life, liberty, and the dignity of the individual — that is, the God-created individual who is worth fighting for against the death-obsessed and murderous Islamic terrorists who want to destroy us.

  • Late for her own debate! The moment the Democratic slugfest came back from commercial (tr)

    12/19/2015 10:05:11 PM PST · 44 of 95
    Bluestocking to TigerClaws

    Even the almost-90-year-old Queen of England manages to arrive on time at events and has enough stamina to remain for extended periods.

    If the Queen couldn’t function at such a level, the British people and media would begin to advise her to step down. The British people want a fully functioning monarch.

    On the other hand, the Democrats don’t seem to mind if their leading presidential candidate, Hillary, is even capable of participating in a simple debate without having to disappear halfway through.

  • This is the Real Reason Putin Loves Donald Trump

    12/19/2015 6:01:51 PM PST · 41 of 56
    Bluestocking to conservativejoy

    It’s clear that the U.S. has become a weak shadow of its former self under Obama, but have we declined to the point where the dictator of Russia has the power to choose who our next president will be merely by anointing his favorite candidate with lavish praise?

    It’s bad enough that the small number of citizens of Iowa and New Hampshire have inordinate influence over who our presidents will be, but now apparently our future has also become subject to the whims of Vladimir Putin as he assesses who he wants to see in the White House for the next several years.

    And of course the best presidential candidate from Putin’s point of view is the one who will best help Russia achieve its goals, not those of the U.S.

  • Vladimir Putin Jabs President Obama With Strong Praise for Donald Trump

    12/19/2015 12:21:45 PM PST · 19 of 37
    Bluestocking to smoothsailing

    The last thing Vladimir Putin wants is an American president who will Make America Great Again.

    Putin understands what will make both Russia and the U.S. great again — freer trade.

    Russia is suffering under the post-Crimea-takeover sanctions imposed by the West, which make it impossible for Russia to trade freely in the global marketplace.

    Yet Donald Trump is against free trade. He’s already alienated two of the U.S.’s most important trading partners — China and Mexico — and has vowed to impose import fees on foreign products coming into the U.S. — which of course will be greeted by foreign countries’ countervailing import fees on our products.

    In other words, a President Donald Trump would place sanctions on the U.S.’s free trade, just like the West has placed sanctions on Russia’s. Then our economy would collapse just like Russia’s. What could make Vladimir Putin happier?

    Putin wouldn’t be going out of his way to glorify Donald Trump unless he thought his words would help Donald Trump’s candidacy, and Donald Trump wouldn’t be going out of his way to publicly bask in Putin’s compliments if he did not also believe it would help his candidacy. What a wonderful bromance this could be.

  • DNC About to Hand Republicans the White House

    12/19/2015 11:10:10 AM PST · 52 of 61
    Bluestocking to slumber1

    The Democratic voters will hand the election to the Republicans.

    The latest Real Clear Politics polling average has Hillary at 55% and Bernie at 31%. It’s a serious unbridgeable split, since Hillary can’t choose Bernie the Socialist as a running mate and still win the presidency. But if she leaves him off the ticket, either Bernie will run as an Independent or his followers won’t go to the polls in November at all.

    The real question is, Can Hillary maintain her bare majority? At 55% she’s vulnerable to having to win the nomination in a split DNC Convention. What a circus that would be.

    Yet how can Hillary keep from falling below 50% during the primaries? Bernie’s supporters are much more passionate than Hillary’s; think of all the leftwing college students and other angry anti-establishment, anti-Hillary Democrats who will be waiting outside the polling centers every primary day to vote for Bernie as if they’re waiting for the next installment of Star Wars.

    As for Hillary, she can barely fill an auditorium even of bought-and-paid-for rent-a-mobs.

    The Democratic race has become more interesting than the Republican contest, which features 12 mostly 10%-and-under losers who refuse to get off the stage but continue to attack the two frontrunners so the media can have something to focus on instead of the decline and fall of Hillary and the Democratic party.

  • Democratic presidential race explodes after data breach, Sanders lawsuit

    12/18/2015 7:54:05 PM PST · 26 of 29
    Bluestocking to tflabo

    Hillary rules the Democratic party to the extent that she was able to choose which candidates could run against her.

    For example, she rejected Elizabeth Warren who remains much more popular among the Democratic Left than she is.

    However, Hillary needed someone to run against in order to give the appearance of being a normal candidate competing in a normal primary process. So she chose opposing candidates she was sure she could beat — an old white-haired member of the Socialist party, Bernie Sanders; and a former Governor of Maryland whom she could make sure received no contributions from major Democratic donors.

    Who could possibly lose against those two candidates?

    Well, Hillary is now losing to Bernie in the New Hampshire primary polls, and she’s also been steadily losing ground to him in the national polls. A few more weeks and a push to energize his supporters, such as by starting a vendetta against Hillary for pushing him out of the party, as he’s doing now, and it could well be on to the Democratic presidential nomination for Bernie.

    This is much more exciting than the interminable Donald Trump vs. Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio daily updates, but, of course, since Hillary rules the liberal media as much as she rules the Democratic establishment, the media won’t cover the Hillary vs. Bernie contest because it would hurt Hillary’s campaign.

    But if Bernie wins the New Hampshire primary as projected, then the media will have to cover what’s happening, and there won’t be enough popcorn in the world to satisfy the multitudes who will be following Hillary’s demise, the tears, the granddaughter huggings, the recriminations, the craziness. Or am I dreaming?

  • Sanders campaign threatens legal action against DNC

    12/18/2015 4:35:00 PM PST · 24 of 30
    Bluestocking to BenLurkin

    Yesterday an important union — the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America — endorsed Bernie Sanders.

    That should help Bernie’s campaign, which is already receiving 37% support from Democratic voters. With such a high level of support, Hillary can’t afford to antagonize Bernie and his followers; in fact, she can’t afford to keep him off the Democratic ticket.

    This latest Hillary-inspired brouhaha should make it easy for Bernie to leave the DNC and set out on his own as an Independent. In fact, with 37% Democratic support, a prospective victory in the New Hampshire primary, and the proven ability to attract powerful union support, Bernie may well win the Democratic nomination and send Hillary back to Chattaqua.

  • Arrested German jihadist: Islamic blitzkrieg coming

    12/18/2015 3:42:55 PM PST · 42 of 58
    Bluestocking to TigerClaws

    This reminds me of the joke, What is a German-Chinese restaurant? Answer: An hour after you’ve eaten, you’re hungry for power.

    What are German jihadists? An hour after they’ve been indoctrinated, they’re planning a blitzkrieg.

  • David Stockman Warns "Dread The Fed!" - Sell The Bonds, Sell The Stocks, Sell The House

    12/18/2015 2:48:08 PM PST · 40 of 49
    Bluestocking to blam

    The Fed doesn’t determine interest rates, the global bond market does.

    One of today’s Wall Street Journal headlines makes this clear: ‘’Fed Hikes But Some Rates Veer Lower.’’

    Janet Yellen wants U.S. interest rates to rise, yet the yield on the 10-year bond has FALLEN ever since she ‘’raised’’ rates two days ago.

    That’s because, as the WSJ states, ‘’Strong global demand for U.S. Treasurys, which tends to push down yields, is potentially creating a conflict with the central bank’s plans...’’

    In other words, unlike good chess players, the Fed can’t see two moves ahead, and so its best laid plans are going awry.

    And, therefore, whatever economic benefits the Fed thought it would achieve by ‘’raising’’ rates will actually hurt the economy by causing rates in the real world to fall.

    Thank you, Janet and your fellow learned but foolish Keynesian economists, who have no ability to foresee the implications of your actions.

  • Levin: Trump ‘Really Screwed Up’ On Scalia, Cruz, Ethanol, Anyone ‘Moderately Conservative'...

    12/14/2015 8:02:28 PM PST · 16 of 161
    Bluestocking to Isara

    If someone acts like a liberal, talks like a liberal, attacks Antonin Scalia and Ted Cruz like a liberal, then he’s a liberal. Donald Trump is a liberal.

    Which means that if Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh continue to support Donald Trump, then they’re liberals, too.

  • Rush Limbaugh: Trump's un-conservative attack on Ted Cruz raised a red flag for me

    12/14/2015 6:52:30 PM PST · 67 of 103
    Bluestocking to Kaslin

    The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll shows Ted Cruz doing better than Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. Hillary beats Donald Trump 50% to 40%, but she only beats Ted Cruz 48% to 45%. Yet the myth persists that only Donald Trump can beat Hillary.

    As for Hillary, she’s been slowly falling in the polls against Bernie Sanders. Bernie now has 37% support among Democrats, which means that Hillary will have no choice but to include an old Jewish firebrand Socialist on her ticket, which will mean almost certain defeat for the Democrats.

    Meanwhile, with Ted Cruz rising, the prospect of the Republicans nominating a genuine true-blue Conservative candidate who can beat Hillary and become president is becoming a distinct possibility — IF Conservatives will join forces behind Ted.

    Donald Trump is not merely a non-Conservative; at this point he has become a living anti-Conservative monkey-wrench sabotaging the hopes of finally having a true Conservative in the White House again after 36 post-Reagan years. So how can Conservatives continue to support Donald Trump?