Posts by erkelly

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  • Trump Kids Ousted Corey Lewandowski, Leaving Paul Manafort in Charge of Campaign

    06/20/2016 10:03:29 AM PDT · 58 of 92
    erkelly to EternalVigilance

    I think there are a lot of us who definitely believe in classic liberalism (sometimes called “conservatism”) who are aware, and always have been, that Mr. Trump has some “liberal” tendencies. However, we believe that he will do the things that absolutely must be done if our nation is to survive. If he fails to do some of the other things that we would like to see done, that is to be expected.

    But Mr. Trump changed the narrative of this election cycle, it was not supposed to be about controlling our borders, building the wall, effectively dealing with the Islamic terrorist threat, and re-negotiating these unfair trade deals and excessive taxation of businesses that are taking our jobs and sending our industry overseas. These are things we expect him to try to do, and that we hope will succeed.

    Above all, Mr. Trump is the ONLY candidate with any hope of defeating the Clinton machine, despite the whining of the pundits on all facets of the political spectrum to the contrary, and can thus keep the Supreme Court from lurching extreme left.

    If Mr. Trump can effect some real change in these areas, the things that he fails to do, or even if he does some things we do not like, we can live with, knowing that because of these important things that he is determined to do, there will be the opportunity to put just everything to rights, eventually. The things that he proposes to do, if he gets them done, will save our country and then we, the “conservatives” will have the time and the means to fix the rest of the problems that the destructive leftist Democrat/RINOs have been creating since the days of FDR.

    The thing is, no matter how much you love Ted Cruz (and I suspect that you are a big Cruz supporter) he would never be elected, and if by some fluke he was, he simply does not, and never will, have the connection with the American people that Mr. Trump has, and that Ronald Reagan had. RR was only able to do the things that he did because of this connection, and was able to overcome all of the powers that be arrayed against him and to do much of what he set out to do. And this is also the case with Mr. Trump. There are more parallels between the two than you realize, and if you were my age, you would more easily recognize them.

    There will be a time for conservative men and women who you like better, to rise to power and complete the job that Mr. Trump has started, to do the things Mr. Trump doesn’t do, and perhaps to reverse a few things that Mr. Trump puts into place that are not really in keeping with conservative principles.

    But without Mr. Trump’s election first, none of those things will happen. It is ONLY Mr. Trump who has a chance of saving us from deteriorating into a third world nation, and it is a blessing indeed that he decided to step into this race. I wish you Cruz supporters could realize that, and be hopeful instead of so bitter. This is not the time for Ted Cruz or any other conservative candidate, this is the time for the big, blustering, bullying, self-confident (some — such as I — would say quite conceited) warrior who is not afraid to say what he thinks in clear pithy simple language, and letting the pundits, the politicians, and the academics shriek in pretend horror, and then steamrolling ahead and doing what he says he will do.

    It is not going to be pretty, there will be a lot of turmoil, a whole lot of screaming, fussing, and whining going on, and it is going to take a huge ego and lot of self confidence to stand up to it. Hard-headed Donald Trump, I think, can.

  • Prince Charles Tells British Muslims: 'If You Live In Our Country, You Must Abide By Our Values'

    06/19/2016 6:45:02 PM PDT · 63 of 94
    erkelly to drewh

    Good for Prince Charles! I think the real British people will rally around the Monarchy. I have thought for some time that if Britain is to save itself, that someday soon Britain’s Monarch, either in Charles’ or William’s reign, will have to step in and take up the reins of govt, likely to remove every last radical Muslim from their country, and to bring back some economic sanity. That Monarch will, for a while, have to be real King, and not just a diplomat and spokesperson. I hope that God will give Charles and/or William the strength, resolution, and the courage they will need to save their country, which of course will also help give us the moral grounding we need to do the same here.

    And I hope that Donald Trump will be the one to do the same here, not as a Monarch of course, but as the strong resolute leader of a newly restored and truly free Christian Republic.

    Muslims have their sphere, let them rule there. Let us have our way of life. And may our Merciful Long-Suffering Lord, give all of us the determination and the means to rid ourselves of this debauched, decadent, corrupt, Godless leadership we have now!

  • Donald Trump Threatens to Self-Fund Campaign if GOP Support Wavers

    06/19/2016 4:27:31 PM PDT · 24 of 76
    erkelly to erkelly

    I need to get a new keyboard, half my keys do not work very well. I meant to type GOP “wavers” not GOP “waves.”

  • Donald Trump Threatens to Self-Fund Campaign if GOP Support Wavers

    06/19/2016 4:25:04 PM PDT · 21 of 76
    erkelly to NelsonEddyFan

    Okay, I get that you did not read the article, obviously, but you didn’t even read the entirely of the excerpt posted.

    Donald Trump said he is raising a lot of money for the GOP but if the GOP waves, he will self fund the general (as he did the primaries) and that it is actually easier for him to self fund. By the way, if you were interested in paying attention to what Trump said, instead of trying to find ways to trash him, he always said that while he would fund his primary run, that he would have the party fund the general.

    The bunch of you are trying to make Donald Trump look like a liar, and since you did read anything but the headline, it just makes you look foolish.

  • Michael Savage: This Psycho In The WH Knows Why He’s Not Calling Enemy By Name [AUDIO]

    06/19/2016 11:25:56 AM PDT · 16 of 18
    erkelly to wastoute

    It would not matter in the slightest if Davis was the father of Barry Soetero. The man who is married to the mother is the legal father; Barry is the legitimate child of Barak Obama SR, and therefor born a subject of the Queen (as was Cruz by the way.) It does not matter at all who supplied the sperm for Ann Dunham’s ovum, the child was the son of Barak Sr., born in wedlock. If Barak Sr. was not the father and had chosen to do so, he could have divorced Stanley Ann or annulled the marriage, and made an issue of her adultery and deceit in the courts which may or may not agree that Barry was his son. If the courts determined that Barry was not the biological son of Barak and thus granted him a divorce and relieved of him all obligations to the child (not likely) then Barak Sr would not be considered Barry’s legal father, and Barry’s would not be considered a subject of the Queen. However, that does not make Barry natural born. Dunham would then have had to claim that Davis was the father. If Davis then acknowledged Barry to be his son, or Stanley Anne was able to prove to the court’s satisfaction that Davis was the father, then Barry would have some claim of being natural born. But in any case all of this became moot when when Barry was adopted by his Indonesian stepfather. So all that Barry would have done if he had belatedly made the claim that Marshall was his biological father, is dishonor his parents (all 3 of them) and shame his children. (Remember, there was no DNA testing in the 1960s.)

  • Republicans Consider ‘Conscientious Objector’ Rule for Convention Delegates

    06/18/2016 6:41:36 PM PDT · 68 of 92
    erkelly to TangibleDisgust

    Even Ronald Reagan disappointed from time to time. If Mr. Trump builds the wall, deports the illegals, stops terrorist Muslims coming into our country, negotiates better trade deals that start to bring industry back, and rebuilds our military, that is really enough. (Also, does not appoint some far-left liberal to the supreme court.) I can live with the fact that there will be things undone, and that he may do some few things I do not like — just as RR did. The fact RR made some mistakes did not change the fact that he was a great Governor and a great President, and Mr. Trump has the potential to be so, too.

    I do hope, though that Mr. Trump decides to put an end to this gender identity nonsense. Your sex is defined by your plumbing, and you use the facilities designated for your biological sex, and you play on sports teams designated for your biological sex.

  • Repost By Request: How A Sane, Virile Leader or Leaders Would Handle the Musloid Problem

    06/18/2016 4:19:38 PM PDT · 23 of 46
    erkelly to VRW Conspirator

    Lastly, quit using words like homeland, sounds too Nazi-ish

    Just say “in our country” or “in our nation” just like we always have! What is wrong with that?

    And while I am at it, quit using the Marxist/Daily Worker phrase “the masses.”

    When did it become socially acceptable to use that sick twisted evil phrase “the masses” which civilized patriotic freedom-loving Americans used to consider an obscenity just a few decades ago?

  • Trump campaign: We're facing an emergency goal of $100,000

    06/18/2016 4:13:16 PM PDT · 10 of 67
    erkelly to Guenevere

    I believe you, it sounds absolutely nothing like any of the e-mails I have ever gotten from the Trump campaign. It sounds a little bit like e-mails I did get from the Cruz campaign. Further, I have gotten no such e-mail from the Trump campaign — I get e-mails from just about all of the campaigns/candidates. Heck, I even get e-mail from and left wing individuals such as Robert Reich.

  • Donald Trump wrong that 'there's no real assimilation' by U.S. Muslims

    06/18/2016 12:39:40 PM PDT · 10 of 86
    erkelly to EveningStar

    Okay, Now, author, since you made this conclusion, please show how you arrived at it. Please show the research you did,showing that the vast majority of Muslims think just like us, and fit very well into western society. My personal observations, and indeed 1500 years of history, demonstrate otherwise. Frankly, I believe that if we continue to buy into this political correctness, we are all going to be dead or slaves. Wake-up, author, they hate us, including you; they call us the Great Satan.

  • Clinton fades in Florida in first post #orlando Poll: Trump surging

    06/18/2016 11:05:32 AM PDT · 70 of 76
    erkelly to Dilbert San Diego

    Just like Bill remains a lot of women about their first husbands, youthful mistakes best forgotten.

  • Clinton fades in Florida in first post #orlando Poll: Trump surging

    06/18/2016 11:01:48 AM PDT · 69 of 76
    erkelly to orchestra

    “It isn’t the voters are rejecting Hillary, but they are rejecting her ignorance of why the attack occurred.”

    How in the heck would the author know that? Am I supposed to believe everyone who voted against Hillary would just love her if she would just educate herself?

    What errant nonsense!

  • John Kasich And Other Republicans Won’t Endorse Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 11:14:30 PM PDT · 78 of 153
    erkelly to thinkthenpost

    You are forgetting the fact that in everyone of those instances where Trump “bludgeoned his opponents” — those opponents started the fight, they attacked him first, over and over and over. Since the Barry Goldwater/LBJ contest, I never saw anything as wicked and as twisted as the attacks on Trump by his own party! Trump just finished the fights they started, Trump just reacted to the vicious attacks from every quarter. Trump is not the bad guy here — THEY ARE, they started as nasty slanderous backstabbers, every last one of them, and they finished as nasty slanderous backstabbers.

    And by the way, while Trump is not an orator, he has a way about him that appeals to people and he gets his points across. Furthermore, his published position papers are well thought out and on point, so I don’t see how you can say he is not strong in the policy realm.

    You could not be more wrong, Trump’s defense against these lying corrupt opportunists, is a good offense. Who cares whether these puny self-serving corrupt aslo-rans endorse him or not.

    You are mixing Trump with Romney. Romney is the one who turned on his opponents, who had not slandered him or attacked him, and “bludgeoned” them into non-viability, not Trump.

    These dishonorable liars, who picked the fights with Trump in the first place, deserved what they got. And I hope with all my heart their political careers are over!

  • Group Says There’s Interest in Third-Party Run From Governors, Senators

    06/17/2016 6:52:58 PM PDT · 26 of 35
    erkelly to VerySadAmerican

    They do not care if they do not get on the ballot in every state, what they care about is making sure no candidate gets enough electoral votes to win. They want to throw this election into the House where the GOPe-controlled congress critters can give (probably) Jeb the White House. They don’t care about winning outright, if they can’t stop Trump at the convention, then this is their next step.

    They would prefer Jeb or Romney or Ryan as president, but if not, then Hillary is acceptable. I suspect that they fear that Trump will do to them exactly what Sarah Palin did to the corrupt Republican party leaders, and that is prosecute, convict and throw them out of office and into prison.

    And I hope he does, I hope he goes in there and cleans up the House and the Senate, regardless of party, and we can have a clean slate of candidates.

    The good thing is they are probably making Trump angry enough that he will make it one of his first priorities to direct the DOJ and the FBI to investigate and prosecute these traitors.

    Anyway, I hope he does.

  • Group Says There’s Interest in Third-Party Run From Governors, Senators

    06/17/2016 6:36:22 PM PDT · 25 of 35
    erkelly to ErikJohnsky

    <Why are these people called “conservative?” What does conservative mean these days? Certainly, anymore it does not mean such things as national sovereignty or limited govt. I wish these so-called “conservatives” would define their conservatism. Certainly whatever it is they believe, it is not what John Locke believed.

  • ISIS Actively Recruiting Non-Muslim American Teen Girls for Marriage, Domestic Attacks

    06/17/2016 6:06:41 PM PDT · 14 of 17
    erkelly to VerySadAmerican

    Teens should be allowed on the net with supervision; it is predators, especially ISIS, that should not be allowed on the net. Facebook executives should be held criminally and civilly accountable.

  • GOP OFFICE HOLDERS: If Trump is Kicked Out, we walk too, and YOU WILL LOSE (vanity)

    06/17/2016 6:00:44 PM PDT · 22 of 67
    erkelly to BobL

    Problem is, while there are plenty of people who feel the way you (and I) do there are a lot of people who will pull the GOP level rather than let Hillary be elected. Some of these jerks will retain their seats, unfortunately but Hillary will be elected.

  • Department Of Defense Diversity [DoD Re-education Camps]

    06/17/2016 5:53:51 PM PDT · 2 of 25
    erkelly to C19fan

    I am very particular about whom I embrace. In my case, they will just have to settle for tolerance, otherwise I guess they will have to just shoot me. I just don’t do embracing.

  • Reid: Terrorists Are Using America’s Lax Gun Laws Against Us

    06/15/2016 7:12:22 PM PDT · 74 of 78
    erkelly to Winged Hussar

    Harry Reid needs to fire his incompetent secretary for messing up his statement so badly. Obviously, what Harry actually said, and that idiot of a secretary who clearly can’t take shorthand or type accurately, was:

    “Terrorists are using Obama’s lax enforcement of US immigration laws against us!”

    Always glad to help out a fellow Nevadan, Harry. I knew you just couldn’t be that stupid!

  • Chris Christie Wants Military Action Over Orlando Attack

    06/15/2016 3:57:42 PM PDT · 12 of 57
    erkelly to NelsonEddyFan

    First of all, I love Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. What a talented beautiful team they were! They made you believe in heroes and in love, they knew how to sing a lovely fairy tale.

    Now, I think Christie is right. We need to strike back at ISIS, where-ever we know them to be. However, I think we do it with nuclear missiles, no more expenditure of American blood in the middle east. And we should not overly worry too much about civilians either, we will warn them just as we did at Hiroshima and Nagasaki! We need to end this, just as we needed to end the war with Japan — which they started, just as these pigs started this one.

    This Isis savage slaughtered 50 of our citizens, and maimed 50 more, they should pay a huge price, 50 x 50 of their people x 100, and then 1000 times that. There should be no measured response, the response should be swift,huge, and deadly; and we make sure the missiles are coated in pork fat. Make them tremble, make them doubt their Allah.

    If they are so foolish as to keep it up, killing innocents anywhere in the world, let them worry that we may just decide wipe out the entire middle east and be done with it (except for Israel of course.) Let them know for a certainty that their Allah is a puny weakless gutless worthless evil god, powerless before the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Holy One of Israel, and the Lamb.

  • It's Palindrome Week!

    06/15/2016 12:15:51 AM PDT · 30 of 36
    erkelly to Rastus

    Napolean’s reputed last words:

    Able was I, ere I saw Elba.

  • LGBT activists blame Christians for Orlando attack

    06/15/2016 12:12:22 AM PDT · 66 of 97
    erkelly to 2ndDivisionVet

    If every Christian in the world were to die tomorrow, muslims would still be murdering homosexuals. Who then will Mr. Strangio blame for this? At what point, will he recognize Islam as his mortal enemy?

  • Vanity: Democrats and the media push for lifting the blood donation ban on gay men

    06/14/2016 9:04:40 PM PDT · 55 of 70
    erkelly to Faith Presses On

    I thought this battle was fought and won 30 years ago. I guess the new generation will have to learn this bitter lesson all over again. The very people pushing this idea will also pay a very heavy price if they ever need a transfusion. This is a very bad idea. And it isn’t just because if HIV. Hepatitis is also a serious problem.

    I think the reason is to spread “gay” diseases into the general population to create additional demand for govt services and research in hopes of finding cures.

    The best solution if this is allowed AGAIN is donate your own blood to yourself if you are planning to undergo surgery. Unless they (again) decide to ban this as well, so its Russian roulette if you should ever need a blood transfusion.

    The outcry against this will eventually put a stop to it, if they decide to institute this policy again, just as did 30 years ago.

    Once again, the lesson of this history is that mankind just does not learn from the lessons of history.

  • Elderly Christian in Raqqa forced to convert to Islam, cannot afford ISIS minority tax

    06/14/2016 6:22:44 PM PDT · 15 of 24
    erkelly to HiTech RedNeck

    I think you can shed your salvation. After all, Annanias and Sapphira were believers and, in fact, far more committed than most believers these days. They believed enough to give half of their wealth to the church. Granted they lied about that amount, but that was enough to bring swift judgment and destruction.

    Don’t be too quick to buy into this “once saved/always saved” theology, lest God give you up to your sins. Keep His commandments always as best you can, and when you fail, confess and undo, insofar as you are able, your sin.

    Undoing your sin may cost you dearly, but if you do not you are not truly repentant, and yes, your salvation is indeed at stake. Do not think that because you are “saved” you can be a stumbling block for others, cause them to lose their faith, that then God will forgive and save you. He did not save Annanias and Sapphira who had become stumbling blocks. Do not think you are so cheaply bought that you can treat this gift of salvation lightly and keep it.

    But if you are a repentant sinner, your salvation is not lost, and neither is this poor man’s if he kneels himself before our just but merciful God and asks forgiveness and the strength to undo this sin, though it may cost him his life.

  • Elderly Christian in Raqqa forced to convert to Islam, cannot afford ISIS minority tax

    06/14/2016 5:53:06 PM PDT · 11 of 24
    erkelly to fso301

    Chaff being sifted, perhaps, but is this pitiful old man really chaff? When we are faced with life and death choices, before God, will we do any better?

    This poor elderly men does not do this of his own free will. Fear for his life and abject poverty drove him to it. But God who forgave the Apostle Peter for this sin, can still strengthen and forgive him too, so pray for this poor man, and pray for strength and courage when we are tested, which we will be.

  • Speaker Ryan Distances Himself From Trump Muslim Ban

    06/14/2016 4:19:45 PM PDT · 18 of 77
    erkelly to just me

    Either we start banning them, and deporting them, or we have such a huge terrorist problem we will have to create internment camps for them, and from there then start shipping them back.

    Or we do not survive.

    Are these politicians really this stupid? Insane? Possessed?

  • 'Muslims are our partners': Paul Ryan wallops Trump a day after terror speech...

    06/14/2016 12:24:21 PM PDT · 68 of 153
    erkelly to TTFlyer

    I think what the GOPe is doing attempting to create a new paradigm whereby it is okay to ignore the primaries and have the delegates “select” the GOPe candidate of their choosing (Jeb Bush perhaps, Romney?, Ryan?)

  • NYTimes Editorial: Congress Should Secretly Suspend Second Amendment Rights

    06/14/2016 12:17:52 PM PDT · 11 of 90
    erkelly to servo1969

    This is wrong on so many levels, I do not know where to begin!

  • Russia hacks DNC, steals Democratic oppo research file on Trump

    06/14/2016 12:16:33 PM PDT · 3 of 20
    erkelly to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    This is sort of Watergate-like, isn’t it?

  • Trump's terror response has Republicans fretting anew

    06/14/2016 10:58:27 AM PDT · 54 of 60
    erkelly to Mr. K
    I hope on day #1, he closes all the mosques, and then permits them to be opened one by one, after each has been thoroughly investigated. Those that are houses of prayers and good works can stay; the rest of them should be completely torn down, and their Imams deported if they are not citizens, prosecuted and sent to prison if they are (and kept in isolation where they cannot proselytize or radicalize.)
  • Trump's terror response has Republicans fretting anew

    06/14/2016 10:54:27 AM PDT · 53 of 60
    erkelly to Ohioan

    Sending those functionaries to and from the mailbox is not a good idea, there is the potential for a major screw-up; the mail is too important to entrust to them. However, sweeping the floor is okay, and they can clean toilets, wash windows, and dump the trash if they do not have enough to do.

  • Trump's terror response has Republicans fretting anew

    06/14/2016 10:49:22 AM PDT · 51 of 60
    erkelly to Sir Napsalot

    We don’t need a healer, we need a warrior. Let the next president be the touchy-feely healer after the warrior has cleaned up this mess.

    These silly foolish people “leading” the GOP have got to go!

  • Bill Clinton: More people would have died if club-goers were armed

    06/14/2016 10:43:40 AM PDT · 92 of 149
    erkelly to jazusamo

    While it is possible, I suppose, that one or two celebrants at the night club might have been injured or possibly killed from a stray bullet from the multiple guns pointed at the shooter immediately after he fired the first shot, I cannot fathom that 50 people would have been killed, and 50 more injured. This is nonsense!

  • Ryan: Security Test — Not Religious Test — for Refugees Is ‘The Preferred Route to Go’

    06/14/2016 10:38:09 AM PDT · 46 of 60
    erkelly to HarleyLady27

    Okay, Ryan does not religion as included as a security test. So how about the question, “Do you belong to an any organization that advocates/justifies violence and death toward any person that is not a member of that organization?”

  • What if Donald Trump is exactly what people want after the Orlando shooting?

    06/14/2016 10:28:45 AM PDT · 7 of 63
    erkelly to RoosterRedux

    It was Donald Trump who delivered the Presidential response to this terrorist tragedy, with strength and conviction; the tepid weak Resident did not!

    I think Donald Trump is president already, and that our GOP congress had better start falling in line, and quit prostrating themselves before the lame duck.

  • Jeh Johnson: Gun Control Is Now 'Part and Parcel of Homeland Security'

    06/14/2016 9:55:34 AM PDT · 53 of 72
    erkelly to july4thfreedomfoundation

    Would you have preferred President Al Gore? Or President Joh Kerry?

    Bush was not a terrible president although DHS was certainly a terrible idea but I do not think he should rot in prison for it.

    On the other hand, W, as well as Jeb, could have saved Terri Schiavo’s life. Worse, W had nothing to lose by doing so.

    To me, not saving Terri Schiavo’s life was the worst crime, by far, of the Bush family. And for that, even more than DHS, no Bush should ever be elected to public office again.

  • Jeh Johnson: Gun Control Is Now 'Part and Parcel of Homeland Security'

    06/14/2016 9:39:27 AM PDT · 45 of 72
    erkelly to Buckeye McFrog

    I agree, the name “Homeland Security” sounds sort of Nazi/Communist to me. I very much prefer what it used to be called which was “Civil Defense.” I rather hope that Donald Trump will change the name back as well as reverse many of its duties.

  • TWA 800: Breaking -- Air Traffic Controller Tells All

    06/13/2016 11:30:18 AM PDT · 131 of 464
    erkelly to Yo-Yo

    I remember reading shortly before the plane went down, that an ABC executive in charge of the news, who had the authority to do so, was looking at the success of conservative talk radio, and the economic floundering of ABC news at the time, and made the decision to completely revamp ABC television news to reflect a conservative point-of-view rather than the liberal viewpoint of all of the major network news. I later read that this executive (whose name I do not remember) was on that plane. But nothing was ever said about this by anyone, ever, not even the best conspiracy theorists out there, so I just regarded as my own personal conspiracy theory, cleverly created by paranoid me. Of course, that was back in the day before all of the creative YouTube conspiracy theories where I learned that I’m actually not as clever and creative as I thought, a piker in fact.

  • Hillary Responds to Orlando Attack: "We Can't Fall Into The Trap That Is Set Up By The Gun Lobby"

    06/13/2016 6:23:10 AM PDT · 81 of 209
    erkelly to Helicondelta

    Granted, in the time-honored Free Republic tradition of not having read the article (and I respect this long-standing FR conservative value), is Hillary actually suggesting that this massacre in Orlando was set up by the gun lobby?

  • [Vanity]What We Can All Hope For.In One Week,Polls Have Donald Trump 10 Points Ahead!

    06/12/2016 9:19:34 PM PDT · 14 of 19
    erkelly to Forego

    Ronald Reagan could have won all 50 states. Reagan’s campaign advisors wanted him to campaign in Minnesota, Walter Mondale’s home state. They were certain if he went there to do some last minute campaigning, he would win Minnesota as well as the other 49. Reagan refused to go, stating that he was winning the other 49 states, and he did not want to humiliate Mondale by taking his home state as well.

  • NBC Tells Sheeple it's a Hate Crime

    06/12/2016 11:09:52 AM PDT · 54 of 76
    erkelly to UnBubba

    How do we know he is a lone wolf jihadist? Didn’t ISIS say 3 days ago there was going to be an attack in Florida? Wasn’t there an arrest made in California of a Muslim with weapons who was going to a Gay Pride Parade? Maybe this is coordinated. Maybe this “lone wolf” business is also a lie.

  • GOPe Conservative Pundits Should Relocate to Realville

    06/11/2016 8:09:25 PM PDT · 13 of 19
    erkelly to Kaslin

    I don’t think electing Hillary is the goal of the GOPe with their hoped for write-in candidate, what they are hoping to do is to take enough electoral votes from both HRC and from Trump to put the election into the House where the GOP majority will put Bush, Romney, or Ryan into the White House. That is the goal, they don’t need their GOPe candidate on the ballot in every state, just enough states where their candidate has a chance of winning, so no candidate gets the requisite number of electoral votes. If they cannot succeed at this, then pulling enough votes from Trump to give the electoral votes to Hillary is their second choice, with the idea that if they can rout Trump, they can run one of their own (Bush/Romney/Ryan, etc) in 2020, and banish the conservative movement from any semblance of power.

    They are not as smart as they think they are, however, because the Republican party will cease to exist if they sabotage Trump and they won’t have any power of any sort.

  • Furious GOP donors stew over Trump (Romney's losers)

    06/11/2016 8:02:17 PM PDT · 75 of 87
    erkelly to pogo101

    If “conservative” means anything at all any more, at the very least it should mean supporting the idea of “conserving” what we had; thus I cannot understand why anyone would vote for Hillary.

    These “conservatives” who hate Trump and what he is attempting to do, are anything but conservative, they do not believe in preserving our heritage, our constitution and our bill of rights as they were intended to be followed the men who wrote these. The #neverTrumpers certainly do not believe in the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit, and they do not believe in natural law.

    I can well understand that some true conservatives would prefer other conservative candidates, especially those with a more conservative lifestyle, but I cannot fathom why anyone who is truly conservative would not happily vote for Trump given the alternative. It certainly seems to me that it would be easier to vote for Trump that it was to vote for Romney or McCain.

    This cabal of elitist “aristocrats” are not “conservative” no matter how loosely you define the meaning. They are fuedalists, socialists, or internationalists (take your pick) and it is not possible to win their votes. They are, of course, going to support one of their own, Hillary Clinton.

    Trump need not bother with them, he need not consider them, and above all he should not bow to them.

  • Clinton may defeat herself

    06/11/2016 4:48:36 PM PDT · 17 of 32
    erkelly to 2ndDivisionVet

    I do not understand these pundits, in particular this “intelligence analyst.” How can they be so blind to the reality of Donald Trump’s popularity. Look at the ratings of the televised presidential debates he participated in. Look at the huge number of crowds he draws everywhere he goes. Look at how he dominated the primary races winning most of the primaries in a very crowded field. Look at the huge number of new voters he brought to the GOP! And total number of votes he garnered in the primary races! How can they be so oblivious to the very plain reality right in front of their eyes. Look at how Trump changed the entire dynamic of this election cycle, the talk is now about building walls, stopping illegal immigration, getting tough with Muslim terrorists. bringing industry back to America — none of these things were planned to be the talk of this election cycle by either of the major parties!

  • A Milestone For Women In Politics: Libertarians Reflect on Hillary's Nomination

    06/11/2016 2:07:37 PM PDT · 20 of 20
    erkelly to Jack Hammer

    Yes, and had you watched the video, you would observe just how “proud” these women are. Go watch it, you will feel better.

  • Let's Reconsider Condoleezza Rice for Trump's VP

    06/11/2016 1:52:20 PM PDT · 129 of 268
    erkelly to flaglady47

    All that being said, Condoleeza Rice’s CV and her personal qualifications for VP and President are far more impressive than crooked Hillary’s. I agree, however, this is not the right time for Ms. Rice; she is a refined, gentle, gracious human being, and we need a pair of loud mouthed, bullying, politically incorrect, plain spoken, take-no-quarter, street fighters running the country right now, if we are to save it.

  • Romney rips 2016 also-rans for losing to Trump

    06/11/2016 1:43:38 PM PDT · 25 of 149
    erkelly to COUNTrecount

    Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. . .

    This man is imploding. His political career is over, and he has done this to himself. Had he just been a good sport, a little graciousness, even if rather noncommital, he could have had a political future of some sort. A cabinet position maybe? An ambassadorship perhaps?

  • Teleprompter must go!

    06/11/2016 12:07:36 PM PDT · 54 of 101
    erkelly to E. Pluribus Unum

    Oh come on, we are not a cult, Trump is not our cult leader. We can criticize Trump and still support him. Java’s opinion is that Trump does better without a teleprompter. I appreciate his point, and I will watch his next scripted speech and see if I agree.

    I can remember back in the day, wholeheartedly supporting Ronald Reagan but every now and then I would really disagree with something he would say or do, and I hope that it can be the same with Trump — that we can take issue with something he says or does, and have an intelligent discussion about it, pro and con, recognizing that none of us are going to turn into democrats. We do not to need act like the mindless cult followers that we are accused of being by people who disagree with us. Let us demonstrate we do think for ourselves, and if a candidate we support takes a stance we don’t like, we can say so and discuss it. Maybe the candidate is right and our position incorrect, it certainly is worthwhile to discuss these things rationally instead of just name calling.

    (Personally, I do not like Trump’s neutrality it is okay to have men in the women’s bathrooms, it is not in my opinion, for any male over the age of about 7 to be in the women’s bathroom ever!)

  • German Court Applies Sharia to Child Marriage

    06/11/2016 9:32:19 AM PDT · 15 of 22
    erkelly to demkicker

    I don’t really think Germany was any more responsible for WW-I than any of the other nations involved. Germany came late to nation building, and was seeking to establish its natural borders whose populations were German-speaking, of German-descent, and culturally German. Their cause was actually quite just.

    (Incidentally, both of my grandfathers, brave patriotic WW-1 veterans, none-the-less felt we had fought on the wrong side! I suspect many of you who are in my age range recall your grandfathers feeling the same way, or your parents mentioning that they did. The egalitarian industrious virtuous and very clean Germans were like us, the French and English were not!)

    And, I think, most of the blame for WW-II, ultimately lies at the doorstep of the USA, particularly Woodrow Wilson & his stupid League of Nations. We should have stayed out of WW-I, and we should most certainly have seen to it that Germany was treated justly after losing the WW-1, which they might have won had we stayed out. Had we not meddled, Hitler would have never come to power.

    Germany may be be responsible for much evil, but much much evil was done against Germany in the first place.

  • German Court Applies Sharia to Child Marriage

    06/11/2016 9:18:20 AM PDT · 14 of 22
    erkelly to bgill

    If 40-year-old man brings his 10-year-old “bride” here, I don’t see why we cannot prosecute him, it is after all statutory rape and against our laws. Similarly, though in his native land it may be perfectly acceptable to kill his wife, it is a capital crime here!

    Incidentally, for what is worth, under certain circumstances, under our laws, a man can be found guilty of raping his wife.

    Let these men who marry children, beware! If they attempt to bring their child brides into this country and then assault them sexually, they will be arrested and sent to prison, and then deported when they are released.

    The “bride” should be given asylum, and placed in a foster/adoptive home, rather than be returned to her native land where she may well be put to death or “married” to another child molester.

    Despite the fact we live in an age of moral relativism, there are moral absolutes, and it is high time we started believing in these absolute right and wrong ALWAYS, no compromises ever, and insisting that our society/govt/civilization start acting accordingly.

  • Mitch McConnell Won’t Rule Out Rescinding His Endorsement of Donald Trump (like it's needed!)

    06/11/2016 8:47:50 AM PDT · 20 of 52
    erkelly to cotton1706

    Good Lord, the Republicans leadership is beyond despicable! I hope Donald Trump wins this election and he uses the DOJ and the FBI to investigate these people and if they find evidence of any wrongdoing whatsoever, that he will prosecute them to the limit — and do the same for the democrats as well. I loathe McConnell even more than Harry Reid, and I have no use whatsoever for that person! The whole rotten bunch of them need to be removed from office, their ill-gotten wealth confiscated, and then maybe some quality time in prison.