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  • EXCLUSIVE: Sessions Open To Being Trump’s Running Mate — ‘I Would Consider It’

    05/27/2016 5:34:26 PM PDT · 61 of 70
    chimera to John W
    Trump should view this as a political calculation and look at the electoral map. Remember that the ‘Rats don't have to spend a dime and they'll get CA, OR, HI, WA, MN, IL, NJ, (probably) NY, MA, RI, CT, MD, DC, DE, and VT. The only high electoral vote state we can count on is TX. The others are either moderate electoral votes (e.g., IN) or paltry electoral votes like WY and MT. We really need the battleground states and among those OH, FL, and VA are almost must-win. For OH, Trump isn't going to get Kasich as VP, and the only other choice is Rob Portman, who is running for re-election to the Senate and has a tough fight for that. In FL, Trump has already said Rubio should run for the Senate, and Rick Scott barely won re-election, so that isn't a strong choice. That leaves VA. About the only one who could help him there would be Jim Webb, if he could be persuaded to become a ‘Pub or an Independent. Webb has expressed dissatisfaction with the national ‘Rat party so Trump could throw a wild card into the race by picking someone like Webb.
  • Glenn Beck makes admission to CNN: ‘I’ve been wrong about Donald Trump every step of the way!’

    05/25/2016 6:58:59 AM PDT · 34 of 103
    chimera to IChing
    Meanwhile, Beck said Hillary Clinton is running her campaign like it’s 2008.

    Hillary isn't running a 2008 campaign, she's running a 1992 campaign only as a DC insider. In the current field, nobody is more of an inside-the-beltway candidate than Shrillary. Sanders has been a back-bencher for 25 years in Congress without real access to the levers of power, so while he has been there a long time, I don't see him as an insider. Now Hillary is dragging in Fauxahauntas Warren to boost her chances. Another DC insider.

    If Beck is really serious about burying the hatchet with Trump, I think we should welcome his support because we should keep in mind that the primary goal is to keep Hillary out of the WH. I know Beck was going postal for awhile there but maybe he has come around, I don't know.

  • IRS chief: I’ve never spoken to Lois Lerner

    05/23/2016 2:11:10 PM PDT · 25 of 56
    chimera to Nachum

    Why is there always this crap about “rise to the level of”? We heard it all the time with the Clinton impeachment. There is nothing “rising” at all about this kind of official misconduct. It should be described as “falling to the level of” some kind of crap. It is despicable behavior and there is nothing uplifting or “rising” about it.

  • How Does Light Travel?

    05/19/2016 2:22:25 PM PDT · 61 of 83
    chimera to I want the USA back

    There are a few like that. When I talk to students about energy, I always start out by saying that I am happy to talk about energy, just don’t ask me what it is. Because I don’t know. Nobody does, other than in terms of abstractions, “the ability to do work”, a potential field, a property of matter, the conserved quantity associated with the temporal invariance of the Lagrangian density. But what is it, really, in its essence (and no dodging by invoking Special Relativity)?

  • How Does Light Travel?

    05/19/2016 2:15:07 PM PDT · 57 of 83
    chimera to JusPasenThru

    It is. The speed of light, though swift for us, is no match for the vastness of space. Even our own galaxy, which is something like 100,000 light years across, the light starting out from the opposite rim when Christ was born would be only 1/50th of the way across by now. And that’s just in the local neighborhood. Imagine what it is like between galaxies.

  • Trump rally oozes fear, anxiety, and paranoia

    05/19/2016 7:36:28 AM PDT · 91 of 100
    chimera to Farmer Dean

    I know. I acknowledged my mistake, I just mixed up the byline with the poster’s name. My bad.

  • Trump rally oozes fear, anxiety, and paranoia

    05/19/2016 5:43:01 AM PDT · 74 of 100
    chimera to IronJack

    I have sent my apologies to the poster for mis-reading the byline and conflating it with the poster line. Sometimes people make mistakes. No ill intended towards the poster.

  • Trump rally oozes fear, anxiety, and paranoia

    05/19/2016 5:41:03 AM PDT · 72 of 100
    chimera to Jim Noble
    I apologize, its a bit early for me and I looked at the wrong line. It happens. I didn't mean to insult a fellow FReeper.

    No, its the same login I have always had. I just made a goof.

  • Trump rally oozes fear, anxiety, and paranoia

    05/19/2016 4:34:45 AM PDT · 40 of 100
    chimera to Jim Noble
    So, Jim Noble seems to be scared and uncomfortable. Maybe time for him to go to his Safe Zone.

    That might be a Hillary rally where he can listen to her shrill voice and maybe she will tack on a faux southern accent or black dialect.

  • 'Come and get it': Marine Le Pen dares fraud inspectors to retrieve mobile phone from cleavage

    05/18/2016 7:49:50 AM PDT · 22 of 33
    chimera to publius911

    I know. But she just might take it as an opportunity to pop him with a lamp or ashtray, just for old times’ sake.

  • 'Come and get it': Marine Le Pen dares fraud inspectors to retrieve mobile phone from cleavage

    05/18/2016 6:56:32 AM PDT · 6 of 33
    chimera to DUMBGRUNT

    Sounds like a job for Billy Boy (as long as Shrillary isn’t around).

  • Transgender bathroom rule a matter of dignity, Obama says

    05/17/2016 5:15:58 AM PDT · 33 of 58
    chimera to Mouton

    Well, I have to say in my sixty-something years on this Earth, it has to be the silliest and most trivial issue the President, who holds what is arguably the most powerful office in the world, has gotten involved in and seems to be pursuing with the tenacity of a bulldog. If only he would focus that same energy on more important issues (drowning debt, millions leaving the workforce, shrinking middle class, for starters), he might actually earn the tens of millions (including travel costs and security) we pay him every year.

  • How the world is celebrating international day against homophobia

    05/17/2016 4:59:19 AM PDT · 16 of 29
    chimera to Gen.Blather

    I have phobiaphobia. And the followup to that is phobicphobiaphobia. Can I add those to the list?

  • Bill Kristol: Republican Party’s ‘Unification Means Capitulation’ to Trump

    05/13/2016 5:27:26 AM PDT · 41 of 149
    chimera to ThePatriotsFlag
    You're absolutely right. I don't understand what Kristol and the others want. Trump played by the rules and got the most votes. Isn't playing by the rules and going out and working to win votes what we are about? There were plenty of other candidates in the race (what was it, like 17 at one point?) and they all had their shot, but didn't get enough support to win the majority of delegates. No sense wasting time crying about it. If Bill and the other party bigwigs are serious about advancing an agenda, they'll get behind the candidate who has the best chance to do that. And that is most certainly NOT Hillary Clinton.

    Trump is not the ideal candidate for our side, but we'll gain more yardage with him than we will with Hillary. Hillary will just be an extension of Obama and look what that has given us: millions of workers leaving the labor pool permanently, a shrinking middle class, family income down year after year, a flood of illegal immigrants, jobs leaving the country in droves, a middle east in flames and a dead Ambassador in Libya, perverts using restrooms our wives and daughters use. Does Kristol or any other of the party elites really want more of that?

  • US Election 2016: Donald Trump softens stance on Muslim ban (He Better Not)

    05/12/2016 8:21:40 AM PDT · 20 of 75
    chimera to Cubs Fan

    Trump could “soften” his stance on the temporary ban (which I don’t think he has) any number of ways and he’d still be miles ahead of the other candidates (Hillary, Bernie, etc.), who basically want to open the floodgates. He’s the only one with the guts to at least be talking about it. The others are taking the usual appeasement stand, and all that got us was 9/11 and the other atrocities.

  • Washington Post assigns army of 20 to dig into 'every phase' of Trump's life

    05/11/2016 3:18:45 PM PDT · 23 of 116
    chimera to detective

    And how many did they send out to investigate every phase of Obama’s life, starting at the beginning with, what, maybe, a birth certificate? How many reporters did they assign to investigate Obama? I’ll bet I can count the number on the fingers of no hands.

  • Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 4 points nationally: poll [PPP RVs]

    05/10/2016 10:19:47 AM PDT · 39 of 45
    chimera to GonzoII

    I guess I was alluding more to the earlier polls. At the beginning of the year Carter was way ahead, but Reagan closed the gap. I understand the dynamic is different this year. There isn’t any Iran hostage crisis weighing on the public mind every time they turned on the evening news. But there are plenty of other things Trump can turn against Hillary, who is basically tied to Obama head and foot. Family income down year after year, record numbers of people dropping out of the workforce, jobs lost to illegal immigrants and outsourced overseas. The Trump campaign has to figure out a way to get that out to the public, because the media sure won’t.

  • Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 4 points nationally: poll [PPP RVs]

    05/10/2016 9:08:51 AM PDT · 30 of 45
    chimera to GonzoII

    Not to mention that its way early. IIRC the early polls had Reagan down by double digits in ‘80, and Dukakis beating Bush I in ‘88 by almost 20 points in the early going. One of the warmest feelings I can remember was watching John Chancellor on NBC election night coverage saying over and over again as the Reagan landslide built, “Nobody predicted this kind of victory for Ronald Reagan.” I know that Trump isn’t Reagan, but the obverse is also true, Trump isn’t going to take any crap from Hillary or the ‘Rats.

  • Trump tells crowd Clinton wants to 'abolish' Second Amendment

    05/08/2016 8:09:29 AM PDT · 66 of 66
    chimera to Dutch Boy

    That’s it in a nutshell. We have to face reality, and at this point it is very probable that one of two people will be the next President, like it or not. For me, the prospect of defeating evil such as Hillary Clinton embodies is a worthy goal in itself. Sure, Trump is not my ideal candidate, but on balance we’re better off with him than Hillary. It pains me that so many elections come down to a choice like this, but everyone on our side has had a fair shot and played by the rules, the process has worked out in Trump’s favor. Not much else to do now but salvage the Republic and try our hardest to get what we want from someone who will at least listen to our side. And sending Hillary packing is a net yardage gain IMO.

  • KASICH: I'm staying in the race until Trump hits the magic number

    05/06/2016 8:07:00 AM PDT · 77 of 77
    chimera to SamAdams76
    He might quit once he gets to New Jersey and has some of their food.

    Hey, try some Jersey diner food sometime. Slides right down and fills you up. Yum!

  • KASICH: I'm staying in the race until Trump hits the magic number

    05/06/2016 8:03:01 AM PDT · 76 of 77
    chimera to Blue Highway
    You'll probably get your wish. I heard that one of his confidants said he doubted if John would ever run for public office again after his term as Governor is up. He is just one of those elected officials who was popular at the state level but never could parlay that into a national following. Another commentator noted that in any “normal” election year he would have had more of a chance, being a somewhat centrist/conservative type, but this isn't a “normal” election year, with two larger-than-life candidates going at it, one very bombastic and populist, the other the epitome of power broker/Washington Insider. In that environment, a low-key moderate type is going to get steamrolled.
  • See list of 98 top Republicans who refuse to back Trump

    05/06/2016 6:23:54 AM PDT · 50 of 107
    chimera to HomerBohn

    So, by default, these people would prefer that Hillary be elected, which will be the logical outcome if Trump is repudiated by his own party? Sounds pretty treasonous to me, allowing a Marxist ideologue like Hillary to ascend to power.

  • Podesta: 'Trump Is Simply Too Big of a Risk'

    05/04/2016 6:16:03 AM PDT · 96 of 102
    chimera to dowcaet

    You are right but I’m wondering how many of the brain-dead voters will care or understand or even hear about these kinds of things. The history of the Clintons is to skate through all this garbage and come out smelling like a rose. The media will do their best to bury and discredit the opponents of Shrillary. If they have debates then Trump has to avoid doing a Lazio. He can lob grenades from a distance and still score points without “invading her space”. Then she’ll wave her “woman card” and play the victim of a “mean and aggressive male”. You watch, that will be the playbook.

  • Podesta: 'Trump Is Simply Too Big of a Risk'

    05/03/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · 11 of 102
    chimera to Milhous

    If Hillary keeps the country as safe as our Ambassador in Libya, we’re all going to need a cache of weapons to protect our families and homes, because she sure won’t. Talk about risk. These people are insane, no other word for it.

  • KASICH: I'm staying in the race until Trump hits the magic number

    05/03/2016 7:35:37 PM PDT · 59 of 77
    chimera to Blue Highway

    He is term-limited. He won his first term with a narrow victory over the incumbent Governor (Strickland), who was taking heat for the lousy economy under Obama. He won re-election in 2014 by 31 points over his ‘Rat opponent, which is one of the largest blowouts in state history. The Governor is term-limited by the State Constitution, so he is out after this current term.

  • Why We Must Unify the Republican Party Before the Convention: President Hillary Clinton

    04/29/2016 3:45:25 PM PDT · 19 of 29
    chimera to Brookhaven
    Some in the #NeverTrump faction claim Hillary is the lesser of two evils. My response is this: Hillary Clinton stood next to the casket of an American solider and lied to his parent's face about their son's death. Hillary Clinton is not the lesser of two evils.

    My response is this: when the phone rang at 3 am with Benghazi burning and our ambassador being murdered, Hillary didn't answer it. Say what you will about Trump, but he will answer the phone.

  • The private jet Hillary Clinton uses to fly the press is owned by playboy Dan Bilzerian

    04/24/2016 5:24:08 PM PDT · 22 of 27
    chimera to varyouga

    Paul Bilzerian was one of the most notorious corporate raiders of the 1980s. Talk about a poster child for the “Greed Is Good” crowd, Paul Bilzerian is it. He single-handedly destroyed Singer Corp. and sold off a lot of the military contractor’s units to foreign purchasers, never mind national security or intellectual property rights. Everything went on the trading block. The only thing left of the famous sewing machine unit (which everyone thinks of when they hear Singer Corp., even though defense contracting was its real business in the 1970s-1980s timeline) is its logo, which another company bought rights to (SVP Worldwide). Bilzerian was not shy about using greenmail to bludgeon companies into his sphere of influence.

  • Don't Boycott Target Over Transgender Bathroom Issue: Here's a Better Alternative

    04/24/2016 9:59:10 AM PDT · 155 of 218
    chimera to SeekAndFind
    "Everyone deserves to feel like they belong."

    Hmmm, well, okay, I'm wondering how far they would let this go? The CEO of Target stores is Brian Cornell. From what I can find, he is a married man. So I'm wondering what he would think if I "feel like" I "belong" in bed with his wife? Would he be okay with that? I mean, all I'm doing is "feel like I belong". Don't my "feelings" count as much in this instance as much as they would if I wanted to use the women's restroom because that made me "feel" like I belonged?

    I wonder then if Mr. Cornell would recognize the problem of making decisions based on feelings and not reason or logic?

  • Pro-Trade Group Admits TPP Job Losses

    04/09/2016 5:40:46 AM PDT · 18 of 37
    chimera to ZULU
    When a substantial portion of the voting public’s economic security is undermined, ALL Americans’ economic security is undermined.

    What makes this especially bad is that a lot of these jobs are in what used to be called "high-tech" industries (IT, industrial engineering, applied research, etc.). Those are solid, educated middle-class workers, not textile mill or assembly line jobs. Traditionally, the large middle class in this country has proved the social and political stability we have had in the past. They are the basic threads that hold the fabric of society together. Slice those and the whole thing unravels. The economic security that the middle class has enjoyed is now threatened, and they see that no amount of striving to improve oneself, getting educated and willing to work extra hours for little or no pay, won't save them. And when they lose hope of building a better future for themselves and their children, the country is ripe for revolution, which may very well be of the Jacobin variety.

  • EMP Attack Could Kill 90% of US Population

    04/04/2016 4:43:16 PM PDT · 108 of 142
    chimera to USCG SimTech

    Think something like that is within the capability of a country like N. Korea or Iran? Sounds like a combination of a sophisticated device and a fairly accurate missile with precise guidance and detonation control. An experienced national program, yes, but probably not an inexperienced one and certainly not a rogue group or individual.

  • EMP Attack Could Kill 90% of US Population

    04/04/2016 6:09:01 AM PDT · 30 of 142
    chimera to Gen.Blather
    We all understand how vital the electric grid is to modern life, but this EMP stuff seems a bit of a stretch. A lot of it seems to be speculation based on two events, the Starfish Prime test and the Carrington event. The latter was over 150 years ago and there was no electric grid at the time. The Starfish Prime test caused some minor damage in Hawaii but otherwise was kind of a nothingburger. True, there were a lot fewer junction devices back then, but from what I have read the kind of transients induced by EMP would cause relatively minor and recoverable effects in most devices used today. Things like SEUs and the like might cause a program to crash or a system to re-boot, but not too much beyond that.
  • Hillary: Unborn Children Don't Have Constitutional Rights

    04/03/2016 7:52:45 AM PDT · 29 of 115
    chimera to DouglasKC
    That's what the pro-abortion argument has devolved to. Notice they've dropped every other non-starter arguments (e.g., lump of tissue, not alive, not “viable”, not a person, etc.). Now its just happenstance of location. Knock out that last, desperate, wobbly pillar, and their worldview collapses.
  • Could not break a 50 at a bank while traveling in US this week?

    03/30/2016 12:27:10 PM PDT · 95 of 99
    chimera to stockpirate
    Maybe it was a proposal, then. Every so often we hear about proposals to ban pennies, so maybe this is in that category. I think the store I was in was suspicious of someone trying to pass a $100 bill for a transaction of a few dollars. When I worked for the NJTP I'd hear stories from toll collectors (back when they had them) of patrons paying a 50 cent toll with a $100. They always said the perps were driving cars with NY plates.
  • Could not break a 50 at a bank while traveling in US this week?

    03/30/2016 4:10:31 AM PDT · 2 of 99
    chimera to Chickensoup

    I read somewhere that the $20 was the largest denomination merchants would allow in ordinary transactions. Seems to be true. I got stuck in line behind a lady who was trying to purchase some dollar items with a $100. The cashier called the front manager who called the store manager who got on the phone with someone, I don’t know if it was a bank or the district manager or whoever, because they closed the line and I had to get in another one. Made me very angry (for a bit). Maybe that rule is true for banks as well.

  • 'Bush did 9/11 but he did me a solid and left me a hella tip': Waitress slammed for insulting tweet

    03/28/2016 11:24:51 AM PDT · 54 of 56
    chimera to simpson96

    Yet another example of how no good deed goes unpunished in today’s world, which is becoming more insane by the minute.

  • Conservatives to pounce if GOP relents on Supreme Court

    03/28/2016 6:44:26 AM PDT · 15 of 19
    chimera to IronJack
    I guess anyone who thinks Obama’s nomination of Judge Reinhold to the USSC is a great idea will also think Politico's take on this (i.e., their lying) is also true.
  • Conservatives to pounce if GOP relents on Supreme Court

    03/28/2016 6:25:19 AM PDT · 10 of 19
    chimera to IronJack
    It's just another off-the-cuff remark in a Politico story that has no proof other than the author's assertion. You know its bogus because the average American citizen doesn't even know who is on the Supreme Court right now, much less who is nominated to it. Just watch any video on the subject from MRCTV or Watters’ World. MRCTV has one up now where people in the street are asked about Obama’s nomination of “Judge Reinhold” to the USSC. They all say its great. Yeah, really great, nominating a washed-up actor from the 1980s. “Entertainment Nation”, for sure.
  • Ship Photos of the Day – Zumwalt Returns from Snowy Sea Trials

    03/26/2016 8:19:06 AM PDT · 22 of 39
    chimera to prairie dog

    Not only the inverted bow but also the tumblehome hull design seems to be making a comeback. But this time it is to reflect radar beams rather than incoming ordnance.

  • GOP senator breaks with McConnell in Supreme Court fight

    03/24/2016 5:36:27 PM PDT · 57 of 67
    chimera to kevcol

    Does anyone here think if the roles were reversed the ‘Rats would consider a ‘Pub-nominated candidate to fill a vacancy, on ANY court, much less the USSC? Cripes, when Harry Reid was running the Senate the ‘Rats wouldn’t even pass a freaking budget for what was it, something like seven or eight years?

  • Challenger engineer who warned of space shuttle disaster dies aged 89

    03/22/2016 11:39:02 AM PDT · 43 of 49
    chimera to Moonman62
    When I first saw the design for the shuttle orbiter my thought was, man, that heat shield is just hanging out there, nothing covering it. Until then all of our capsule-type spacecraft kept the heat shield covered during powered flight. Gemini and Apollo kept the heat shield protected up until almost the moment it was used (except for a brief time on Apollo 13, after SM jettison the CM and LM flew for the only time as a joined unit). The Mercury capsule heat shield was partially covered by the retro pack after release from its launch vehicle. Seemed kind of a risk to leave that heat-deflecting/absorbing surface just bare to whatever would befall it.
  • The Solar Industry Is Dying. Good Riddance.

    03/20/2016 5:42:35 PM PDT · 11 of 39
    chimera to upchuck

    Ivanpah SEGS was built with capital secured by a federal loan guarantee. Of the $2.2 billion total cost, about 70% is from the guaranteed loan. If the company goes under, the taxpayer is on the hook.

  • March 1980: When the Establishment Believed Ronald Reagan Would Lead the GOP to Certain Defeat

    03/19/2016 4:50:33 PM PDT · 71 of 71
    chimera to detective
    Maybe not publicly, but the hate was there. In my town I knew a fair number of families, my own included, who would talk about how they were solidly in the Nixon camp even more than they would be otherwise because they hated Kennedy for being Catholic. That was a focus of the hate back then, and you still see it today, even on FR.

    But, that aside, it remains my belief that a lot of voters tend to vote the way they do out of hatred in their hearts. And I do differentiate between anger and hatred. I understand the anger many have towards the "establishment" candidates. We vote for these people in election after election and the times they do win we send them in with a clear message and then they ignore it or, worse, go over to the other side. That makes me damn angry, and evidently a lot of others as well. But I try my best not to let that anger turn to hatred, because in the end that is counterproductive. You get burned up by hate to the point of not accomplishing anything (constructive).

  • March 1980: When the Establishment Believed Ronald Reagan Would Lead the GOP to Certain Defeat

    03/19/2016 12:42:28 PM PDT · 46 of 71
    chimera to Beernoser

    Well, I agree that Trump would do better to be somewhat more substantive on policy issues and ease off the political attacks. In reality those should be reserved for Hillary/Bernie, who are the real enemies to defeat. He has on occasion called for unity but then switches into attack mode and that seems to sow disunity among those who would otherwise be disposed to at least consider supporting him. If he is the nominee, and I think that is likely, he will have to understand that to win a national election you need a broader base of support than you get just going after members of your own party. Maybe he’ll change to that once he secures the nomination, but that means a lot of lost time. Hillary and Bernie aren’t going to be wasting theirs.

  • March 1980: When the Establishment Believed Ronald Reagan Would Lead the GOP to Certain Defeat

    03/19/2016 12:25:27 PM PDT · 40 of 71
    chimera to Beernoser

    I understand there are a lot of haters out there. Haters are not a new phenomenon. I’m old enough to remember the Nixon-Kennedy contest in 1960. A lot of people swore to the heavens they hated Kennedy because he was Catholic and would be beholden to the Pope. A lot of people hated Nixon because, well, he was Nixon. Nothing else mattered. People hated Goldwater in ‘64 because they said he was crazy and would start a war (sound familiar?). So they voted in droves for Johnson and look what that got us, a disaster in Vietnam and a disaster at home (so-called Great Society). We’re still paying for those. People hated Reagan in ‘80 because he was “too old” and they said he was going to start a war (never happened). People went off the deep end from hating Bush in 2000-2008. Haters will always be with us. I’m not sure anything we do will change that. We have to keep a cadre of sane people around who can at least hold the Republic together, even if we’re a minority. It’s depressing, but it seems to be where we’re heading.

  • March 1980: When the Establishment Believed Ronald Reagan Would Lead the GOP to Certain Defeat

    03/19/2016 11:41:54 AM PDT · 30 of 71
    chimera to Beernoser
    True there is not the foreign crises of 1980 but there is a domestic one, and more and more people are coming to realize it and understand its consequences. Trump is standing against it and that is helping attract more voters to him.

    If you look at the tracking polls starting early in the 1980 race you will see that as the election neared the gap between Reagan and Carter tightened, as the tallies often do as the time to vote draws closer. The polls were very close until the final debate, when Carter made the strategic blunder of letting Reagan have the final word. He used it to devastating effect by asking the simple question, are you better off now than you were four years ago? The few polls taken after the final debate showed the race blowing open, and almost all the undecideds breaking to Reagan in the final days leading up to the election. Whoever our nominee is has to hope for a similar result this time around. A lot of low-info and brainless types will be voting for Hillary because "it's cool to vote for a female President".

  • SENATE SHOULD HEAR NOMINEE

    03/17/2016 6:46:12 AM PDT · 46 of 81
    chimera to shortstop

    Does anyone here think that if the roles were reversed the ‘Rats would give a ‘Pub-nominated candidate a fair hearing? Cripes, if they did they’d bork the hell out of him/her. Look what they tried to do to Clarence Thomas. The ‘Rats are well-versed in borking almost any ‘Pub nominee. Just ask John Tower. With that history, I see no reason why our side should grant any quarter to the ‘Rats. We don’t owe them any favors, we owe them payback. I’m tired of playing the gentleman while the other side kicks us in the nuts. We have the majority, let’s use it to our advantage for a change, while we have it. Just like the ‘Rats do when they have the majority.

  • Donald Trump crushes John Kasich — among those with bad credit

    03/15/2016 8:48:39 AM PDT · 77 of 96
    chimera to Lockbox

    Not sure if they have one. Better check their “score” of receiving welfare benefits (SNAP, TANF, WIC, et al.).

  • After punching incident, N.C. sheriff ponders 'inciting a riot' charge against Trump

    03/14/2016 3:13:40 PM PDT · 4 of 88
    chimera to SeekAndFind

    Well, cripes, if this is the standard they use, they should lock up Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clintons, and George Soros right now and throw away the key. It is their supporters who are out there disrupting Trump’s events. Go after the real criminals, not political opponents.

  • The anti-Donald Trump mob is Making America Scary

    03/13/2016 12:12:57 PM PDT · 63 of 65
    chimera to kearnyirish2

    And the thing that really frosts my butt and, like I said, makes me want to go out and punch somebody (but I won’t), is that the media and the liberals make these thugs into idols, heroes, and “victims”, worth of praise, adoration, and respect. I have nothing but contempt for them. They’ll call these animals “noble” and “heroic”, while at the same time calling the peaceful, constructive, and harmless meetings of conservatives and Tea Party types gatherings of “terrorists” and “haters”. It truly is a world gone mad, when rioters and thugs are held up as victims and idols, while ordinary, law-abiding citizens are branded are criminals and terrorists. In all my time on this Earth (going on late sixty-something), I’d never have thought I’d see this country devolve to this state. Very depressing.

  • The anti-Donald Trump mob is Making America Scary

    03/13/2016 4:19:01 AM PDT · 57 of 65
    chimera to 2ndDivisionVet
    I don't think that's true. The only ones responsible for the violence and threats are those who choose by their own free will to go out of their way to harm others and/or disrupt their legal, peaceful assembly. They went out there with the intent to cause trouble and disruption. Nobody forced them to do it. Using the excuse of "incitement" is just a cop-out. In the end, those people chose to do what they did.

    I can't count the number of times I've been made so angry by things that people like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, or any number of leftist idols, that I just wanted to go out and punch somebody. But I didn't, and not because of cowardice or fear, but out of respect for the law and honoring the rights enshrined in the Constitution. That's one of the differences between conservatives and liberals. When they get angry, liberals go out and riot and with hatred in their hearts seek to do harm to those who they think are their "enemies". Conservatives channel their anger into constructive outlets and do no harm to others. We often lose battles because of this and appear to have been defeated, but I have a sense that in the end the outcome will not be pleasant for those who wish harm to other citizens exercising their Constitutional rights in a peaceful manner.