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Posts by roadcat

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  • Some say San Francisco's open-air urinal must go

    02/05/2016 4:34:43 PM PST · 41 of 43
    roadcat to Robert A. Cook, PE
    Regardless, demanding low flush toilets be installed caused very little water to flow through the sewers.

    Yup. I had an office at One Market in a highrise, beautiful view of the Bay across the street. Really beautiful area at street level (where the Super Bowl 50 celebrations are being held). However, sometimes when exiting the skyscraper and waiting at the intersection at Mission Street you'd have to hold your nose. Thousands of people in each skyscraper flushing low flush toilets, and the sewage moving slowly when restricted at the seawall for the Bay, caused a real stench to come up through the sewer gratings. Not enough water flow to keep the crap moving underground.

  • Megyn Kelly Decries "Language Like Bimbo" Says Hillary Correct To Call Internet A (Shortened)

    02/05/2016 1:26:04 PM PST · 84 of 100
    roadcat to Biggirl
    Bloody Megyn:

    Don't treat women as sexual playthings! (Unless it's me posing as a bimbo seductively half-naked on magazine covers to get attention because I don't know how to intelligently interview men!)"


  • Chicago Cameraman Covering Super Bowl Robbed at Gunpoint: Report

    02/04/2016 10:34:19 PM PST · 26 of 26
    roadcat to Drango
    Ummmm don't know how to say this but u don't want to b in the tenderloin.

    True, I don't want to be there, you're right. But it has improved lately. It was a craphole 30 years ago. I know, I worked there for a brief time at a building on Polk Street as an I.T. engineer. I was on call 24/7, and had to navigate the hookers and drug dealers in the middle of the night. 30 years ago. But then lots of asian families moved in, parks sprung up and children played during the day. It's better now, although there are still corners with hookers and homeless, close to Market St. The Tenderloin has always been the theater district, and well-heeled people still see plays while navigating the seamier denizens there. Just don't be out too late. It was nice in the 1960s. While in a rock band I played some dance halls there (and at the same building I worked at later in 1985). Redevelopment in SOMA (south of Market) pushed all the seamier people up into the Tenderloin in the 1970s, and it got bad. Now it's flipped again with families living there. Neighborhoods change over time.

    Personally, if I were visiting as a tourist (and can pay for the Hilton), I'd rent a luxury home down the peninsula, Belmont or further south, and drive a rental car to get to the city or elsewhere (like Santa Clara for the game). That's what some relatives do, much safer and more luxurious.

  • Chicago Cameraman Covering Super Bowl Robbed at Gunpoint: Report

    02/04/2016 4:38:54 PM PST · 22 of 26
    roadcat to Drango
    SF sucks.

    Not as much as other cities. That nice museum in Philly that Rocky Balboa ran up? Go around the block to the back side and it's a ghetto district where you can get killed. Visit the White House in Wash DC, go two blocks and hit a ghetto district where you can get killed. Visit the tourist district in Seattle and the neighborhood a few blocks away gets dicey. Atlantic City, well try venturing more than a few blocks from the boardwalk. The ghetto is largely confined to the southeastern side of SF far from tourist destinations, and is still relatively safe - worst part is far better than the best part of other cities. The thing about SF is that there is little crime as compared to other cities, or not as much. Go across the bay to Oakland and you'll see a stark difference. You must be referring to the Castro District, and yes that sucks but it's still relatively safe.

  • Why Did Obama Become a Christian? (0bama a Christian? Yeah Right NOT)

    02/04/2016 3:57:23 PM PST · 22 of 44
    roadcat to Kaslin
    Why Did Obama Become a Christian?

    He's a half Christian, and half Muslim. Unfortunately, he favors the Muslim half.

    Just like everything else about Obama, he's not all of anything he says he is.

    He's half white, and half black. Unfortunately, he favors the black side and hates the white side.

    He's half American, and half foreigner. Unfortunately, he favors the foreign side(s) and hates the American side.

    Same with his history as a senator in his state. When it came to voting, he voted present or not at all. Pretty much was half and half on votes, and decided not to vote at all.

    Optimists look at a half glass as half full; pessimists look at a half glass as half empty. When looking at Obama, it's easy to see he's full of himself while being an empty excuse for a human being.

  • Chicago Cameraman Covering Super Bowl Robbed at Gunpoint: Report

    02/04/2016 3:47:15 PM PST · 16 of 26
    roadcat to JimRed
    How about a fake camera with a timed detonator that gets activated when the camera is grabbed, by the yank on the strap? Maybe filled with a little willie-pete?

    That might work! A lot of crime prevention comes from situational awareness. I've played tourist in other cities, and when people started looking dicey I hid my camera, and or hightailed it out of there. Doesn't matter where you go, Seattle, San Diego, New York, Philly - be aware of those around you.

    One time me and a co-worker were walking not far from where this cameraman got robbed, and we saw a man counting his paper money out of his wallet while leaning against a building. Just as I was about to comment to my co-worker about what an idiot the man was, some guy ran up from behind us and grabbed the wad of paper money from the guy's hand, leaving him in shock. The thief was gone in five seconds around the corner. Be aware of your surroundings, and better yet be smarter than that victim.

  • Chicago Cameraman Covering Super Bowl Robbed at Gunpoint: Report

    02/04/2016 2:44:22 PM PST · 12 of 26
    roadcat to nickcarraway

    Middle of the tourist district near Fisherman’s Wharf. Cameras get stolen. When one takes pictures, have a companion or spouse take pictures of the picture taker, so you can catch the crime in the act. Better yet, take pictures simultaneously of each other. Or hide the camera and don’t draw attention to yourself. Camera thefts are happening everywhere (and a lot to news crews recently).

  • Audio Surfaces – Cruz Campaign Telling Iowa Precinct Captains Carson Had Dropped Out

    02/04/2016 2:35:29 PM PST · 36 of 135
    roadcat to Citizen Zed
    From one poster at the article:

    Part of me thinks Glenn Beck is the one making all the calls in the Cruz campaign.

    Now that makes sense!

  • On the biased nature of the media: Apple vs. Alphabet in the ‘most valuable company’ race

    02/04/2016 11:50:27 AM PST · 7 of 15
    roadcat to Swordmaker
    Alphabet had reported their huge quarter using non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practices) accounting, not a usual practice, and also, it turned out were taking advantage of some unusual one-time tax breaks, resulting in a very rare 5% effective tax rate for their US Income Taxes for the quarter to get the results they were reporting.

    Oh my gosh, Alphabet/Google is an evil corporation and doesn't pay their fair share of taxes! Don't use their products!

  • True scale of Apple’s spaceship campus revealed in new flyover video

    02/04/2016 11:09:39 AM PST · 45 of 47
    roadcat to Liberty Valance
    I still want that '34 Stutz Bearcat

    My brother-in-law sold a mid-1930s Lagonda a few years back, looked similar to that Bearcat. They don't make them elegant now like they did back then. He lives in wine country, and toured the back roads there with it.

  • Are These $15 Milkshakes Worth an Hour Wait and 1,600 Calories?

    02/03/2016 3:16:11 PM PST · 21 of 24
    roadcat to Smittie
    Wow, oh to be 15 again when I could've downed one of these without worrying about the sugar or calories...

    Me too, I was skinny as a rail. Milkshakes cost me 19 cents at Jets Drive-in in the Mission District of San Francisco, best in town. Along with 17 cent french fries and a 24 cent burger, you'd get plenty of change from a buck. I can afford more expensive stuff now but can not eat any lest I die from a heart attack! Sigh... memories of good times.

  • Faced with weak growth, has Samsung lost its vision?

    02/02/2016 11:17:27 PM PST · 13 of 42
    roadcat to Secret Agent Man
    Yeah where are all the damn 3d tvs everyone was working on?

    And the flexible roll-up screens. I thought Samsung excelled in that area and would make billions there. Their curved big screen TVs are amazing. The next thing was going to be flexible paper-thin screens on everything.

  • San Francisco's tech bros told: get out of the gayborhood

    02/02/2016 8:16:02 PM PST · 75 of 80
    roadcat to Billthedrill
    My friend - a doctor about to retire - says that it's simple economics, and that you can't gentrify (or keep up with the taxes) on a fixed income anymore.

    Yes, economics is driving all the changes to SF. I worked as an IT Systems Engineer running the data center for Dept. of Health in SF, very early 1990s. Had lots of meetings with administrators and IT staff running SF General. Very strange, many of them were gay/lesbian. Don't know if that has changed, and whether any of them ended up as patients. I knew some IT staff that got ill and passed, but don't know if it was AIDS, I didn't ask. Did that gig for a couple years, strange time for me.

    Old timers can't keep up with the gentrification in housing, and are moving away. We're currently remodeling my mother-in-law's home in Glen Park (many are being upgraded), and are seeing prices go up ten percent every year - insane. The blue-collar home my wife grew up in is now worth 1.5 million. Techies are flooding in and driving prices and rents sky high. Many of those gays who came here a few decades ago are renters and can't keep up, and are moving away.

  • When Will We Reach the End of the Periodic Table?

    02/02/2016 5:19:34 PM PST · 24 of 79
    roadcat to MtnClimber
    The heavier atoms have to be created artificially and are so unstable they don't last long.

    I had read that scientists are speculating that a new row of elements may be stable. Sounds impossible, but much of what we take for granted now was deemed impossible a century ago.

  • San Francisco's tech bros told: get out of the gayborhood

    02/02/2016 4:42:48 PM PST · 49 of 80
    roadcat to Billthedrill
    Yeah, it's pretty tough in San Francisco, where there isn't any place for gay people to go. Gimme a break.

    There's truth in that message. The stereotype of SF is that it's all gay, it isn't, and confined to a couple neighborhoods out of a couple dozen. And lots of gays have left over the last 20 years. That happened to the black population, went from 16 percent down to 5 percent, and now it's happening to the gays. They're in Seattle, Denver, Austin and other cities, but fewer in SF.

    The Tenderloin district used to be all dope addicts and winos with porno theaters, got transformed when asian families moved in. The Mission district used to be latino, and now the techies and Chinese are changing it. I had some business last week with a sandblasting shop in Hunters Point, it used to be an all black area, but I saw lots of Chinese there. The gays have finally left SF and are not a majority by any means.

    Plus they're getting beat up in the Mission and SOMA where they used to hang out at bars. Now they're being edged out in their home districts in the Castro and Noe Valley neighborhoods.

  • San Francisco artist who is being kicked out of apt. is perfect example of why rent control is awful

    02/02/2016 10:43:58 AM PST · 23 of 38
    roadcat to Little Ray
    Given the housing market, $735 for a five room apartment is about $1000-2000 too cheap for San Franfreako. The owner was being abused.

    More expensive than you say. My daughter and her husband were renting a two room apartment in SF for $1600 for the last few years. They moved out in early 2015 for a larger place for them and their two young kids. Owner hiked the rent on the new tenant to $3000. The apartment did come with a garage for their car; garages are in shorter supply than apartments. Rent control is the cause of higher rents, because it's causing landlords to pull housing off the rental market or stay out completely, causing lower supplies. In the meantime, you can't blame landlords for hiking it on new tenants to make up for held-down rents due to rent control.

  • 14% of Federal Employees Say They’d Leave If Donald Trump Becomes President

    02/01/2016 5:01:56 PM PST · 89 of 108
    roadcat to drewh
    25% of federal workers say they would consider leaving their jobs

    More like, if Trump is elected, 25% of federal workers say they would consider DOING their jobs.

  • Hundreds of Bay Area Uber Drivers Protest Reduced Wages

    02/01/2016 4:55:16 PM PST · 5 of 16
    roadcat to dp0622
    someone forgot to finish the article.

    Horrible article. That's what passes for journalism today. Who, what, why, where; if you can't obtain reasons and answers what is the point?

  • The End Of Plan A: The Big Reset & $8000 Gold

    02/01/2016 4:01:43 PM PST · 22 of 56
    roadcat to ozzymandus
    I suspect not many people are going to be buying nice suits (or Colt Single Action revolvers, the other yardstick) if gold actually goes to &8000.

    It's sad, prices are skyrocketing making it tough to buy stuff, and we have a jerk president who says the economy is booming and there is no inflation. Food costs are jumping like crazy, people can barely afford housing, and taxes are going up. You're right, people aren't able to buy nice things, and it's getting worse. Over four decades ago I was buying 24 cent burgers, 17 cent french fries, and 19 cent milk shakes. And it was affordable on minimum wages. We're approaching $10 burgers. If gold goes to $8000, then what will a burger cost you? Nothing, because you won't be able to afford it.

  • The End Of Plan A: The Big Reset & $8000 Gold

    02/01/2016 3:30:07 PM PST · 10 of 56
    roadcat to MeganC
    If gold (a mere commodity) is 'revalued' then that means the dollar has been devalued.

    What's that saying, one ounce of gold will always buy you a nice suit no matter how much time passes; not so with paper money that becomes worthless over time.

  • See ya, CFL: GE moves on from fluorescent light bulbs

    02/01/2016 2:55:07 PM PST · 58 of 63
    roadcat to NorthMountain
    I have seen those at Costco and the Home Despot. I don't know how well they work.

    I have previously bought LED alternative bulbs in past years and returned them after finding the light output was horrible (not tubes). Lately, I've bought some LED lights at Costco and am amazed at how they've improved at light output. I installed some LED lighting outside my tool sheds, and LED flood lights on my deck and they're bright. They are getting better at making them to replace round bulbs. I don't know about the tube form factor.

  • Robot Adjusts Stare, Makes Itself Less Creepy

    02/01/2016 2:39:47 PM PST · 13 of 14
    roadcat to MeganC
    He needs to shave his ears.

    No kidding! I have a single hair that grows on my ear lobe, and it drives me nuts if I don't shave it. Jeb has a bush growing on his ears!

  • Brawling flight attendants force plane to make unscheduled landing

    02/01/2016 2:17:46 PM PST · 18 of 21
    roadcat to Yo-Yo
    The in-flight entertainment is getting more sophisticated.

    Agree! How come I don't get flights like that?

    Last flight I was on, Jet Blue, they no longer have the flight attendants explain the seat belt safety stuff. Instead, they forced passengers to listen to an annoying rap music video explaining the rules by rap singing it. Extremely annoying and loud, and lasted over 5 minutes! I hate rap music! Passengers covered ears with their palms. Now I hate Jet Blue.

  • SF Startup Creates $15 64-Bit Computer

    02/01/2016 1:47:00 PM PST · 40 of 40
    roadcat to Texas Eagle
    What could I do with this? I'm going to integrate them into my 3D printers. That will free up my desktop computer from creating 3D objects, and driving the printers. This way, I can drive both printers simultaneously without tying up my desktop computer for many hours (3D printers are notoriously slow).

    I can imagine creating a tiny enclosure to mount this computer in your car or bicycle, baby stroller or backpack, integrated into it. Some tech knowledge would be handy to tie in a touchscreen and solar power units. It's a whole computer on a tiny board, minus keyboard and screen. All necessary input ports on it. Easy to pull in Wi-Fi at free places. I'm going to try installing on my bicycle.

  • Mysterious Wire-Feed, Powderless Metal 3D Printer to Be Unveiled Sometime This Year

    01/31/2016 9:14:45 PM PST · 10 of 21
    roadcat to wastedyears
    I want a metal printer that can make guitar parts.

    Cool. A metal printer that can make slugs for parking meters and vending machines, that's something we can all use (just kidding, guitar parts are a better use).

  • Does ISIS Have Nukes?

    01/31/2016 8:46:00 PM PST · 99 of 131
    roadcat to butterdezillion
    Having a foreign enemy combatant in our White House really sucks for the civilized world.

    The good news is, he might set it off personally there, and go out with a bang, taking all the career politicians with him. He's not successful with much, but can probably push a button. Low yield crude weapon won't bother the rest of the country that actually produces goods and keeps things humming.

  • SF Startup Creates $15 64-Bit Computer

    01/31/2016 8:22:06 PM PST · 2 of 40
    roadcat to nickcarraway

    Nice! I’ll be buying some of these. Reminds of when early CPU chips (8008, 8080, 6502 etc.) became cheaply available in the early 1970s and sparked a personal computer revolution. This may foster a new round of personalized computing gear. Mini-robots, specialized headgear, computers built into cheap 3D printers, etc.

  • What If the Second Amendment Were Repealed?

    01/31/2016 5:49:59 PM PST · 46 of 116
    roadcat to Salvavida
    Civil War 2. And the really unfortunate thing about the coming one, is there will be no way to turn it off. There will be no recognizable armies like the first one.

    Scary. The part about trying to differentiate between sides. I bet a lot of the other side will become instant believers in the 2nd Amendment (especially the unarmed ones).

  • Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination

    01/31/2016 12:23:42 PM PST · 36 of 60
    roadcat to Lazamataz
    Democratic primary voters, on the other hand, after a substantive debate over real issues, have the chance to nominate one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.

    What has she done that matches the deeply qualified experience(s) of other presidents?

    Oh yeah, she tripped on her face while boarding government planes (while drunk as heck). She lies constantly. She alters her message contradicting herself (and her voice) depending on which audience she addresses. She's absent while bad stuff goes down on our troops and agents (very like Obama). She accepts money from outside parties to influence government decisions enriching the outside bribers.

    So she has a few "qualifications". None qualify her to fix the problems of our nation.

  • Lawsuit: Public school forced my child to convert to Islam

    01/30/2016 4:43:49 PM PST · 16 of 62
    roadcat to SilvieWaldorfMD

    Are you a Muslim?

  • America 2016: We’re mad as hell and not going to take it anymore

    01/29/2016 9:09:22 PM PST · 8 of 15
    roadcat to Mariner
    Craig Ziemke has voted for Democrats all his life, including twice for President Barack Obama.
    Ziemke plans to caucus for a Republican on Monday " and likely for Trump", "the only one with brains," he said.

    Ziemke has no brains, just like the other Democrats who voted twice for Obama. And he's mad has hell? At the mess he caused by voting for Obama? Tsk, tsk, no brains at all! Too bad brains aren't a requirement for being allowed to vote.

  • Donald Trump goes on raging tweetstorm about Megyn Kelly and the 'total disaster' debate

    01/29/2016 8:58:42 PM PST · 277 of 278
    roadcat to AnnGora
    Let's leave it. We are getting no place. Fast.

    Agreed. I have just one more comment. When posters disagree on FR about politicians, I don't let it get to me. I just wish posters would try not to make it personal against other posters. Not accusing you, just that I've seen other threads get derailed when personal jibes take center stage when emotions get heated. We're wishing that the politicians keep it civil during the election cycle, all the while it gets uncivil here on FR on some threads! The irony of it all. Cheers!

  • Tim Allen: The Clintons are like herpes, you know

    01/29/2016 6:51:27 PM PST · 16 of 25
    roadcat to Farmer Dean
    Bill's health is almost as bad as Hillary's.Do you think either one of them can last another 5 years?

    George Burns lasted a long time with cigars and booze. Bill and Hillary have a penchant for them.

  • Ben Carson Calls for GOP Debate Reform After He Received the Least Amount of Speaking Time in Debate

    01/29/2016 6:48:20 PM PST · 30 of 48
    roadcat to digger48
    Have random “journalists” submit their questions and have them read by one of those cartoon conversation generators

    I say this is an area that could be improved by substituting robots for humans as moderators, and have the robots randomly select candidates for questioning. If we can have driverless cars, why not have driverless moderators?

  • Tim Allen: The Clintons are like herpes, you know

    01/29/2016 6:21:09 PM PST · 5 of 25
    roadcat to SeekAndFind
    ... whereas the Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they’re gone, they show up again.

    He's right. Darn, makes me sick that we may have to deal with the Clintons popping up again and again over the next 40 years, just like with Jimmy Carter. Yuck, Tim Allen is right - the Clintons are like herpes. We'll never get rid of them.

  • Haniyeh confirms: We are building tunnels (Hamas)

    01/29/2016 5:13:21 PM PST · 8 of 8
    roadcat to Steely Tom
    I’m surprised Israel can’t find these tunnels using any one of several different technologies.

    And flood them with sea water or waste water. It's fun picking off gophers as they pop out of a flooded tunnel.

  • Konnichiwa.

    01/29/2016 4:49:59 PM PST · 176 of 225
    roadcat to BushidoGrl

    Welcome aboard to FR, Tomoko! While here, sometimes posters get nasty (meaning they insult each other), but they’re really nice people inside. We all try to get over it and forget about the insults. So don’t get upset and leave us, we’re just regular people who have different ideas and talk about them. We are far more normal than the liberals we talk about.

    My dad was part of the occupation forces in Japan immediately after WWII. As a Master Sergeant, he was responsible for the needs of large neighborhoods in Tokyo, seeing that people got housing, food and other needs taken care of while recovering from the devastation of the bombings. Tokyo was in real bad shape, and the people were starving. My two older sisters were born in Tokyo, prior to my dad heading back to the USA where I was born. My family lived in a mansion that survived WWII. All that was many years ago. I’m fond of all things Japanese, studied a bit of it. Congrats for being here, and enjoy being an American!

  • Donald Trump goes on raging tweetstorm about Megyn Kelly and the 'total disaster' debate

    01/29/2016 3:30:45 PM PST · 275 of 278
    roadcat to AnnGora
    Please explain why Michelle Malkin is a bimbo. Oh yeah, she doesn’t agree with your Lord, King Combover.

    You're asking the wrong poster. I never complained about or mentioned Michelle Malkin.

    And regarding Trump, try to keep up with the news (this reported ad nauseum to you). Per Trump:

    I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!

    He retweeted someone else calling Megyn Kelly a bimbo. Trump never said it. I'm surprised you don't keep up with the news.

  • Donald Trump goes on raging tweetstorm about Megyn Kelly and the 'total disaster' debate

    01/29/2016 3:26:39 PM PST · 274 of 278
    roadcat to AnnGora
    I suppose you were an enabler of Bubba Clinton, also?

    Nope, he's all yours. I hated the man. I heard a rumor that Clinton bragged of having several thousand affairs with women over the decades. I suppose it's possible. Kennedy had several affairs going on while in the White House. Affairs shouldn't have anything to do with being President, except for Clinton using the White House as his personal ho house.

    I don't get it, having been married without affairs for over 40 years. One woman is enough.

    The bad thing about Megyn Kelly is that she is a hypocrite, shoving unfair questions on Trump that are decades old, while she is no puritan. The unfair question (not posed to the other candidates which shows it was an attack to knock him out of the race) was a generalization that he demeans women, in general calling many of them ugly, fat or other slurs. Trump corrected her, saying just Rosie. Because that's the only one he called ugly and fat, in response to her belittling his beauty pageants and his allowing a contestant to remain in the pageant. Megyn used a generalization that was untrue, and refused to back down. A smart moderator would accept it, apologize and move on. But Megyn kept it up long after the debate. However, she was guilty of treating women as sexual objects by her own actions, hence being a hypocrite. And a bimbo. Surely you've seen her ridiculous sexual poses for GQ Magazine, real professional for someone supposedly trying to gain points for her brains. You don't see Greta doing that nonsense.

  • Sorry, Donald Trump. But Megyn Kelly is a fantastic debate moderator.

    01/29/2016 3:09:58 PM PST · 11 of 123
    roadcat to EveningStar

    Megyn Kelly is a joke, lousy reporter and lousy moderator. I’m sure the heads of Fox did a great job of prepping her, hypnotizing her, and telling her to stay on script (written by others) to avoid tripping all over herself. Then the spin cycle to convince others she’s not so bad. But she is a lousy reporter.

  • Donald Trump goes on raging tweetstorm about Megyn Kelly and the 'total disaster' debate

    01/28/2016 9:08:07 PM PST · 253 of 278
    roadcat to Califreak
    Thanks for the update about the debate. I watched the other event for the vets.

    The stuff going on behind the scenes needs to be exposed to the American public. Unfortunately, the puppeteers are very crafty in misleading the public. It all just seems like a bad mystery movie, where moderators are anything but fair or balanced in their questioning and their motives. Meanwhile the public gets cheated out of obtaining real insight to the candidates. This is an area that could be improved by substituting robots for humans as moderators, and have the robots randomly select candidates for questioning. If we can have driverless cars, why not have driverless moderators?

  • Donald Trump goes on raging tweetstorm about Megyn Kelly and the 'total disaster' debate

    01/28/2016 8:28:32 PM PST · 251 of 278
    roadcat to AnnGora
    Why can you not answer a simple question?

    You did not ask a simple question. It didn't look like a question at all. You said:

    If you allow Trump to call any woman a bimbo, then you should never complain if your wife, daughter, or mother is called one, also.

    That doesn't look like a question to me. You seem to have missed basic Journalism 101. You can't demand an answer if you didn't pose a question. Bad grammar on your part.

    One of my daughters majored in English and Journalism, and went on to work for several magazines. No one has ever called her a bimbo. She worked hard and became successful, pulling in 6-figure salaries. Another daughter also became successful as an editor working for book publishers. No one has called her a bimbo either. My daughters are attractive, but see no need to resort to pole-stripper pictures like Megyn Kelly to get somewhere, hence no possibility of Trump calling them bimbos. Same for my wife, she was a successful I.T. manager of a large utility data center before retiring. She had to fire some men for being similar to male bimbos, that is, non-talented jerks barely squeaking by in their jobs. No one ever called her a bimbo.

    As for Melania Trump, she is not a bimbo. She was a talented model; she did her job well. She never aspired to be a pretend journalist like Megyn Kelly. Megyn Kelly is the very definition of a bimbo. She pandered to her bosses with sexual favors, flashed her looks in a sexual manner on magazine covers. Oh, did you also know that she had an affair with Brit Hume and that's how she got her job? Act like a bimbo, you shouldn't complain when you're called one. Except Trump never called her one. Trump re-tweeted someone else's tweet calling her one.

    Why can't you deal with facts?

  • Donald Trump goes on raging tweetstorm about Megyn Kelly and the 'total disaster' debate

    01/28/2016 5:54:09 PM PST · 243 of 278
    roadcat to altura
    No, I am not missing your point.

    As for Donald making a comeback comment about Rosie O'Donnell, it was not an off-the-cuff retort but an attempt to correct Megyn Kelly, who would not listen to the truth. She said he demeaned women by calling them fat and ugly, as if he did it often to many women; Trump said only Rosie, because it was a response to Rosie's slurs against him that got him to tweet that she was fat and ugly (because she ridiculed his beauty pageant which displayed beautiful slim women).

    As for your comments:

    Trump excuses are many.
    Trump setting the record straight is not an excuse.

    Megyn was unfair and mean which totally justifies months of a presidential candidate's obsession with an on-air woman.
    Megyn Kelly ignored Trump's recitation of the true facts, and Megyn fanned the flames with further insults and untruths that necessitated responses by Trump. Megyn could have ended the "obsession" at any time, but her ego would not permit it.

    Rosie O'Donnell?? We know she's nasty but what has that to do with anything.
    Which I responded to you already, that Rosie's comments are the reason for all this happening. Megyn cherry-picked something from decades ago that was not relevant to this election.

    Megyn is a bimbo? She is not but apparently by that criteria our future first lady is a bimbo.
    The future first lady is not in the limelight, and is not interjecting herself into politics before a national audience pretending to be a "moderator" - your argument has not merit.

    As for all this being weird, yes we live in weird times. Forces are in play to undermine our nation and have it become a powerless cog in a one-world government. Things are going to get more weird.

  • Donald Trump goes on raging tweetstorm about Megyn Kelly and the 'total disaster' debate

    01/28/2016 5:04:21 PM PST · 241 of 278
    roadcat to Blackirish
    We don't need this crude bully to win.

    No one can predict the outcome of the election. There are unseen hands pulling strings on all the puppets in play. This "crude bully" may be the only non-puppet in play. Look at the mess that Obama is. You think he got there on his own? It was engineered by others, who continue to manipulate power-brokers and the media. Same thing happening to the Republican candidates, being engineered and manipulated by outsiders, some of which are based overseas. Trump may be the only one who can tear down this facade of a republic and begin a return to normal rule of the people. His fight against Fox goes beyond Megyn, it's a ploy to expose Fox for being manipulated by one-world business interests against American values. Everything is a mess right now, and things are going to get more interesting up to the election.

  • Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner dies at 74

    01/28/2016 4:47:35 PM PST · 63 of 116
    roadcat to Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
    What an amazingly terrible 2/3 weeks for us older musicians. But Keith keeps kicking!

    Dead at 74. Dang, I'm feeling old. I watched him and the Jefferson Airplane playing at the Golden Gate panhandle just off Haight/Ashbury in the mid-1960s. Lots of free concerts there at the time by various bands that went big later, they did it for the music, not money. Almost a half decade has passed, yikes.

  • Donald Trump goes on raging tweetstorm about Megyn Kelly and the 'total disaster' debate

    01/28/2016 4:30:10 PM PST · 237 of 278
    roadcat to Protect the Bill of Rights
    You find nothing odd with someone running for POTUS justifying a public insult with ‘she did it first’?’

    Look at Bill Clinton. He made hundreds of crass comments both before, during and after his presidency. Sure, you think it's okay when your Dem buddies do it, but rules should only apply to Republicans? We got a bunch of pansies that the GOPe puts forward against crude Democrats, and it's not okay that one responds in kind? That's why we lose. Look at previous presidents, they were crude. The MSM just covered up for them. Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, etc. were all known to make crude remarks and swear like bar denizens and longshoremen. At least Trump fights back against unfair accusations and bias. As for this current thread, Trump actually never called her a bimbo. He retweeted what a fan tweeted. That's a fact.

  • Donald Trump goes on raging tweetstorm about Megyn Kelly and the 'total disaster' debate

    01/28/2016 3:00:44 PM PST · 231 of 278
    roadcat to altura
    Rosie O'Donnell?? We know she's nasty but what has that to do with anything.

    Gosh, you people don't investigate the facts before spouting off!

    Rosie is the reason for this dust-up between Trump and Megyn. In the previous debate, the unfair question she posed to Trump was that he demeaned women, with Megyn drawing out the question with innuendo. In the middle of her tirade (with blood coming out of her eyes), Trump said "Only Rosie O'Donnell", to great laughter from the audience. Trump explained that Rosie made derisive comments to him, and he responded in kind.


  • Donald Trump goes on raging tweetstorm about Megyn Kelly and the 'total disaster' debate

    01/28/2016 2:35:40 PM PST · 222 of 278
    roadcat to AnnGora
    Regardless of your feelings for Malkin or Kelly, why do you want to crawl around in the mud with this man?

    Not crawling in any mud with anyone. People say they want fair treatment. What Megyn Kelly did was totally unfair, singling out Trump for decades old comments that were a response to Rosie O'Donnell drawing first blood with nasty comments. Look it up. You people always want to disregard the facts, and spout off before knowing any facts, and respond with hypocritical responses. Megyn is a bimbo. She always throws in cutesy giggles and comments and gestures unbefitting a "professional journalist". My wife and daughters are professionals in their line of work, as managers managing men and women. They don't resort to flashing their looks in a sexual manner while accusing someone else of demeaning women. (My elder daughter was on a magazine cover while working as a senior editor, but in a business pose.)

    I suggest you carefully consider who you throw stones at, while you teeter on a slippery slope. As for a vile and crude man in government, look no further than VP Joe Biden, crude as they come, but you probably voted for him.

  • Donald Trump goes on raging tweetstorm about Megyn Kelly and the 'total disaster' debate

    01/28/2016 10:58:46 AM PST · 101 of 278
    roadcat to AnnGora
    BTW, let's post the naked pics of Trump's wife alongside Megan's.

    That's a totally unfair and incorrect illogical statement. Trump's wife is not a reporter, and never posed childish sophomoric questions in a live debate that centered around objectifying women. Megyn Kelly is a horrible excuse for a "reporter", and a hypocrite.

  • Donald Trump goes on raging tweetstorm about Megyn Kelly and the 'total disaster' debate

    01/28/2016 10:55:00 AM PST · 98 of 278
    roadcat to dead
    Donna Trump sounds like he's got a little sand in his vagina.

    You mean Bloody Megyn did, twisting her legs while doing that nasty GQ Magazine shoot. She thought that was sexy? You don't see bona fide reporters like the well-established Greta Van Susteren demeaning herself to get ahead; Bloody Megyn obviously got a head by devious methods.