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Posts by Sonny M

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  • The Twinkie Manifesto

    11/19/2012 9:19:21 AM PST · 21 of 40
    Sonny M to elhombrelibre
    He’s another example of why the Nobel Prize means very little.

    If you want another reason, read the work that got him his noble prize and then read his articles.

    His work in favor of free trade and analysis got him the award, but for the last decade or so, he has essentially been bashing it (and indirectly, his own work).

    I.E. He has indirectly renounced that which gave him credibility (not that it matters, the left ignores the fact that the guy is a former enron economist).

  • How many votes did the failure of 'Project Orca' cost the GOP? (GOTV experiences massive screw ups)

    11/09/2012 9:23:56 AM PST · 23 of 32
    Sonny M to ABQHispConservative
    I could be wrong, but didn’t Rove handle that for W? He is worthless as a pundit, but if he took care of GOTV efforts, why not get him back. Unless this is his mess too.

    Actually he didn't. It was Ken Melman (I forgot how to spell his name, but it was the guy who came out of the closet as gay and is the former chairman of the RNC)that was in charge of the GOTV and the actual implementation of the plans.

  • The Worst Business Decisions of All Time

    10/17/2012 11:55:35 AM PDT · 67 of 84
    Sonny M to PittsburghAfterDark
    The New Coke in a military sense was a military feint followed by a knockout blow from the opposite flank.

    Then it was the most expensive feint in history.

    Not to many people realize this, but New Coke, was one of the most expensive and highly researched products in history. It cost a massive massive fortune, just to research and develop before even one single penny was spent on marketing.

    They did numerous blind taste tests across the country, spending enormous and vast sums on this. The R and D spent on New Coke (not including marketing) makes it one of the most expensive beverage or food related projects in history.

    Several executives lost their jobs in the aftermath, but the return to old classic, while being a massive success, was excessively costly.

  • The Worst Business Decisions of All Time

    10/17/2012 11:46:43 AM PDT · 65 of 84
    Sonny M to jakerobins
    I remember hearing somewhere that Coca-Cola once had the chance to buy the Pepsi Company. If that is true that was a pretty bad decision although it hasn’t hurt the Coke people very much.....

    I read an article saying that a long long time ago. The gist was (this was a pro-coke styled article) that coke believed (rightly or wrongly) that by acquiring pepsi it would eliminate the "the contrast of choice". The thought process was that by having a pepsi or a competitor, consumers would be free or feel free to make a choice, when the consumers have no choice or feel there is no choice, there satisfaction goes down with the sole product. The way some execs saw it, at the end of the day, coke would always have competitors like juice or other beverages, but they needed to have a soda competitor so that people could compare them to someone (the analogy was how a good movie needs a villain for the hero, or a sports team needs someone to play against, because no one wants to watch a great team just practice all the time). The other knock was about costs, with the feeling that buying pepsi would have meant that coke would now have to pay for all the soda advertising in the world, but would not get all the benefits of doing so.

    Not sure if this was wise or not, or even how true it is, when I read this, years and years ago, I was skeptical that this would even have been possible with anti-trust concerns and what not.

  • Obama’s October Surprise – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/10/2012 10:26:13 AM PDT · 17 of 22
    Sonny M to USS Alaska
    With troops in jordan the one might invade Israel, but I'll be dead and long gone before the one would bomb the maddi.

    For a 2nd term, is there really, anything or anywhere he wouldn't bomb ?

  • Obama’s October Surprise – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/10/2012 10:23:16 AM PDT · 16 of 22
    Sonny M to traditional1
    Like Klintoon bombing an aspirin factory?

    YES, has anyone forgotten, who his secretary of state is ?

  • Obama’s October Surprise – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/10/2012 9:55:21 AM PDT · 9 of 22
    Sonny M to Durus
    The U.S. just sent troops to Jordan, it wouldn't be that hard, with the middle east in meltdown mode, to justify going to war (i.e. Bombing Iran, something that should have been done long ago).

    He does the bombing, the media does the spin, and you get your bump. Its a risk for him, but the more likely he looks to lose, the less he has to lose by rolling the dice.

  • Obama’s October Surprise – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/10/2012 9:39:00 AM PDT · 7 of 22
    Sonny M to CottShop
    My personal pick for the October surprise ? He'll start bombing someone, or just straight out go to war.

    Iran, Syria, Libya, it doesn't matter. Desperate men do desperate things, and starting a war to win an election (to exploit a "rally around the flag" atmosphere and use it to attack Romney on foreign policy, by saying its a war, and he has no experience here).

    Clinton did a "wag the dog" attack on the balkans to distract from Lewisnky and got a brief bump, all Obama has to do, is just get that brief bump at the right time. Bombing someome, sending troops, going to war, thats going to be the October surprise.....

  • Romney: Palestinians don't want two-state solution, they want to eliminate Israel

    01/26/2012 11:04:00 PM PST · 17 of 33
    Sonny M to GR_Jr.
    No shit, Mittens! You just figure that out?

    I don't think there is anyone that doesn't know that, just people who either admit it, or deny it (and wish for it to happen, like Obama).

  • Romney: Palestinians don't want two-state solution, they want to eliminate Israel

    01/26/2012 11:02:33 PM PST · 16 of 33
    Sonny M to Nachum
    Before people start rushing to give him credit on being right about something, realize what kind of standard we are talking about here.

    Do the "palestinians" want to destroy Israel, yes, its so obvious that pretty much anyone from the left wing to the right wing can realize it, especially when so many "palestinians" say it on their own TV.

    The difference is, liberals know it, but deny it, while republicans know it, and state it, Obama knows it, he just wants it to happen.

    Romney deserves about as much credit for stating this fact, as a Obama should get if he stated that, he does in fact, have 2 daughters and a shrill for a wife.

    Are we going to start giving Romney credit for every single simple fact that he is right about ? If he says there are 50 states, will freepers say, well, he is right about that, that is true, and then cheer him on for knowing something that Obama got wrong ?

    In the next debate, watch Romney state that Washington D.C. is in fact the capitol of the United States, and someone say, well, you know, that is true....Of course its true, stating a basic well known fact, isn't something to be impressed by, the fact that some folks are impressed by that, is frankly depressing.

  • Thomas Sowell: Is Anybody Serious? (Excellent)

    01/26/2012 10:42:25 AM PST · 34 of 34
    Sonny M to Hostage
    Rudy, to me, and as a New Yorker, was a liberal,while despised by democrats, it was more over the party then the ideology. Simply put, Rudy hates the democratic party, he doesn't hate their ideas, he just hates them (which is one of the reasons for the viceral hatred that he garners).

    That said, when he ran for President, one of his campaign promises, and one he was most likely to keep, was to appoint strict constructionists to the bench, though to be frank, on economic matters, he showed alot of conservative viewpoints, and he was in the hawk camp on foreign policy, but on social issues, he was to the left of Bill Clinton, and John McCain and everyone else (I could name a dozen democrats who are more conservative then him). I wouldn't mind seeing him as a republican senator or governor (for NY, and only NY), but on the federal level, only DHS, and thats it.

  • Thomas Sowell: Is Anybody Serious? (Excellent)

    01/26/2012 1:17:41 AM PST · 32 of 34
    Sonny M to Hostage
    Deomcrats that ‘defect’ can only be genuine if they were part of the now near extinct species of conservative democrats aka ‘Bluedogs’. They were conservatives in a historically democrat district that had since turned liberal, and they find a need to make the crossover in order to be true to their values.

    Ronald Reagan was one such democrat ‘defector’ although he ably characterized the ‘defection’ as “I did not leave the democrat party, that party left me”.

    How would you categorize Rudy Guiliani ? He was a liberal democrat that got sick of the machinations of the party, he was not then, nor is now, a conservative. Never the less, Reagan saw fit to make him a U.S. Attorney and supported him there.

    My personal opinion, is that while Rudy isn't a "Rat Infiltrator", he is absolutely a liberal who would love to turn the GOP to the left, like Chris Christie...to many people mistake partisanship with ideology.

    Rudy is no conservative, but while he may be very partisan (at least now) with the GOP, he sure as hell is liberal (In NYC, he ran on not only the republican partys line, but also the now defunct Liberal party ballot line).

  • Reason Ron Paul will not run third party in 2012: Rand 2016

    01/25/2012 10:13:58 AM PST · 27 of 29
    Sonny M to Forward the Light Brigade
    Bet on a 3rd Party—the Democratic Party will insist upon it—the only question is whom they will fund to lead the thing—I do not think Ron Paul will do it—he’s an American and will see though the DNC plan to re-elect Obama. It might well be a Libertarian of some sort. Its 100% possible if Mittens gets the nod—Maybe 65% possible if Newt gets it. BUT it will happen.

    Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has already declared his intent to seek the nomination of the libertarian party and run for the Presidency....i.e. he is already declared as running 3rd party.

  • You Need To Learn How To Program

    01/13/2012 1:25:56 AM PST · 8 of 134
    Sonny M to djf

    I have no idea what any of that means, LOL.

  • You Need To Learn How To Program

    01/13/2012 1:19:38 AM PST · 7 of 134
    Sonny M to jonrick46

    I don’t know anything about coding, but my guess, either start with the easiest ones to learn, and move up, or learn the most popular ones first, or something like that (I’m kind of hoping the easy ones are the popular ones, lol).

  • You Need To Learn How To Program

    01/13/2012 1:11:02 AM PST · 2 of 134
    Sonny M to Sonny M

    correct my error, I meant “code academy” not to be confused with “codeacademy” (2 different places, one is online, the other is brick and mortar and based in chicago).

  • You Need To Learn How To Program

    01/13/2012 1:08:25 AM PST · 1 of 134
    Sonny M
    I'm actually going to try and learn a little bit about coding this year. My plan so far is to start with "codeaccademy", move on to "treehouse" and then try "code school". I do want to learn, and figure this might as well be the year. I just don't know really where to learn, and have heard these places mentioned a few times.
  • Jim DeMint: Romney will win South Carolina

    01/10/2012 11:21:37 PM PST · 4 of 145
    Sonny M to 2ndDivisionVet
    This isn't an endorsement (thank God), but it is his opinion/prediction, and if Romney can/does win south carolina, then the GOP can go to hell, and it'll clearly be a sign that the tea party has lost.

    If a liberal can win the republican party nomination for President, then what good is the republican party ?

  • Local UFC Fighter In Trouble Again For Obama Comments

    01/08/2012 8:23:03 PM PST · 52 of 54
    Sonny M to emax
    Many Obama critics claim Obama has some sort of plan to crack down on dissenters and have them interrogated and sent to prison or reeducation camps or something. But with Obama simultaneously gutting the military-if one is an aspiring dictator, their natural instinct is to spend more money strengthening the military-it makes one wonder he plans on doing that if he is in fact planning it. Does he think the Secret Service could go after all of the millions, tens of millions even, who dont approve of him ? Will he expect to issue written orders to American supporters to make citizens arrests and then they will just do it ?

    You don't need the secret service or the military. Fear of losing your job, prosecution by local authorities for some B.S. harassment charge, or "inciting a riot", we still have a large and powerful federal law enforcement system, and enough local cops, and enough prisons, and the fear of losing ones job (and getting no benefits) that people will fall into line.

  • Rand Paul: My father is misunderstood on Israel

    01/04/2012 3:53:15 AM PST · 44 of 50
    Sonny M to Fester Chugabrew
    Here is what I *think* a Zionist is: Someone who will go to any expense/effort to prevent anyone other than a Jew to reside in territories currently defined as the State of Israel. I welcome any correction you or the reader might offer. Suspect there will be some divergence of opinions/defiintions on this one. So what?

    If that was correct, the term would only have existed after the creation of the nation state of Israel but it has existed long before that. Its usually used in various ways, but generally its a more politically correct term used to describe jews (usually in a negative connotation).

    Famous anti-semetic literature like the "Protocols of the elders of Zion" don't even make references to Israel, and (at the risk of invoking Godwins law), the Nazis used to use the term "ZIonist" quite often, without any reference to a future existence of Israel.

    Note, Martin Luther King, described anti-zionism as anti-semetism, he did not draw any other distinctions and saw the 2 as interchangeable terms.

    That said, around 1/5 of the Israeli population is not of jewish decent.

  • Mitt Romney touts conservative credentials in new ad [BARF!]

    12/26/2011 11:12:32 PM PST · 51 of 62
    Sonny M to mrsmel
    It seems to me that many of the self-described “conservatives”, especially those running for offfice, are trying to marginalise the social agenda aspect of conservatism into oblivion.

    Agreed, I've said it before, social conservatism works, its the model that many "socially liberal" politicians want to follow for their own family, but seem obsessed with making sure its not followed by anyone elses.......

    Mitt Romney is a social liberal/leftist, yet, does anyone think he would allow himself to follow or live or his family to follow or live a socially liberal lifestyle ?

    Socially liberalism, good enough for thee, but not for me...........

  • Perdogg's review of "MI4:Ghost Protocols"

    12/20/2011 9:38:02 AM PST · 9 of 24
    Sonny M to Perdogg
    It should be noted, that this film series, is NOT a reboot of the original TV show, but is in fact a sequel to it.....

    In the first one, the character of James Phelps (the leader of the team in the TV show) is a main character. The actor who played James Phelps on the show, refused the part in the movie, on the grounds, he despised how his character was now a traitor. Jim Voight was cast instead.

    The movie series is simply picking up where the TV left off, but decided to destroy the main character from the TV show....

  • North Korea: Portrait of New Leader Takes Shape (More merciless and unpredictable than his father?)

    12/20/2011 12:49:14 AM PST · 22 of 27
    Sonny M to bigdaddy45
    I know we have some good intelligence, but i’m wondering how they found out he tortured small animals as a kid. I’m not doubting anything that comes out of that clan of psychos, but it sounds pretty specific to me.

    I'm not sure of what source they used for this, but I do know, that the family chef defected years ago (I think he even wrote a book), and one of the notes about this little freak, was that he was an anti-japanese bigot (the quote was that the kid looked at the chef with disgust because he was japanese or part japanese).

    The references in the book were more about the "dear leader" though. The U.S. likes to debrief any and all defectors from North Korea, but most of the time, only gets speculative material and gossip, rarely anything first hand, especially due to the fact that this family was/is highly paranoid and constantly worried about information getting out in case of defection or leaks. They don't call North Korea the hermit kingdom for nothing.

  • N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies

    12/18/2011 10:33:08 PM PST · 28 of 28
    Sonny M to Revolting cat!
    Tonight, Obambo is thinking, saying to Moochelle “Ya know, I wouldn’t even have to ever face an election in North Korea, wherever that is. Whadya think?”

    I'm thinking that Obama is probably crying, and Michelle is trying to comfort him.......lol

  • GOP Wary Of Romney’s Rhetoric On Immigrants

    12/17/2011 10:18:06 AM PST · 15 of 17
    Sonny M to montag813
    So is Newt pretending to be Liberal by embracing amnesty for up to 1/3 of illegals?

    Sadly, even conservatives often take a liberal position on something somewhere.

    President Reagan gave amnesty to illegals, and it may have been the worse thing he ever did (I believe he acknowledged that the democrats lied to him to get it).

    Bizarre as it may sound, its rare to get a 100% conservative in any race, they usualy cherry pick something to drift on.

  • GOP Wary Of Romney’s Rhetoric On Immigrants

    12/17/2011 2:45:19 AM PST · 13 of 17
    Sonny M to Steelfish
    Every "Moderate" or "Liberal" will try to pretend to be conservative on at least one issue, in Romneys case, the issue he chose is immigration.

    That said, lets be serious here, just for a second, does anyone out there, really think he would not flip flop on this issue if he got elected (hell, even if he just got nominated?).

    He is going to say whatever the hell he has to say on this, to get votes, he is about as sincere on immigration and Obama is on cutting spending.....

  • Rudy Really Doesn't Like Mitt Much

    12/15/2011 7:49:19 AM PST · 7 of 15
    Sonny M to governsleastgovernsbest
    So Rudy's remarks could reflect the triumph of personal animus over political ideology.

    Of course, this is a New York Pol.

  • Jim Messina's Five Scenarios [for obama's electoral college victory]

    12/14/2011 12:01:20 AM PST · 16 of 21
    Sonny M to IncPen
    They stole for Kennedy in 1960, and very nearly for Gore in 2000.

    And tried in 2004 for Kerry.

    I'm utterly convinced that they stole Wisconsin, and another state I can't recall off the back of my head. That said, the Bush margin of victory in Ohio was greater then 4 or 5 of Kerry won states combined.........and we have a justice department then to at least minimize the damage, this time, all bets are off.

  • GOP Senators to elect new Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference

    12/12/2011 11:54:28 PM PST · 15 of 16
    Sonny M to bksanders
    Call me cynical.......But to be, the real question to ask is......Who counts the votes ?

    And would it really be hard to Mitch to figure out which senators voted "out of line" and which toed the line ?

    I think the fix is in for Blunt.......

  • Another version of Mike McQueary's story about Jerry Sandusky surfaces

    12/11/2011 10:04:33 AM PST · 46 of 85
    Sonny M to servantboy777
    Sandunsky should spend the rest of his life in a 6x9 cell for what he’z done to these kids.

    Preferably with a large massive convict who knows someone who was the victim of something similar.

  • Romney's $10,000 bet highlights personal wealth (RINO Romney is toast; Peggy Noonan deeply saddened)

    12/11/2011 9:25:16 AM PST · 80 of 88
    Sonny M to livius
    And I don't think Romney would be really averse to the police state aspects of doing so, either.

    You know, I could seriously see Romney bragging about how efficient he runs a police state compared to anyone else, lol.

  • Romney's $10,000 bet highlights personal wealth (RINO Romney is toast; Peggy Noonan deeply saddened)

    12/10/2011 11:07:57 PM PST · 41 of 88
    Sonny M to 353FMG
    Whatever you think of Romney, you cannot convince me that he wants the destruction of this nation that Obama wants.

    I don't think Romney wants to destroy this country, but I do think he Romney is absolutely correct when he says the biggest difference between him and Obama is competence.

    My fear, is that many of Obamas disastrous policies, if implemented by Romney, could become far more dangerous. Romneys motivations may not be malevolent, but his ability to carry out plans of Obamas policies, are still more dangerous.

  • CBS poll: 54% say Obama doesn’t deserve re-election

    12/10/2011 10:03:31 PM PST · 42 of 45
    Sonny M to JosephMama
    I cannot for the life of me understand why we have such pathetic candidates.

    There was a book written about the 2008 election called "Game change", I never read it, but I am aware that several republicans (and their wives) did read it, and I know Michelle Bachmann read it.

    From various statements, it basically says your life, and your familys life will be turned into a living hell.

  • Romney's $10,000 bet highlights personal wealth (RINO Romney is toast; Peggy Noonan deeply saddened)

    12/10/2011 9:51:53 PM PST · 9 of 88
    Sonny M to 353FMG
    How true. But the sad part is that he would still make an infinitely better president than the Kenyan presently is. It just shows how deep in trouble this country really is.

    Not sure if thats a good thing or not, a competent statist isn't necessarily more desirable then an incompetent one.

  • (vanity) Obama "Eric Holder, I forgive you"

    12/09/2011 7:10:53 PM PST · 11 of 13
    Sonny M to SMGFan

    I guess I am wrong, I always thought that the power of the pardon only applied to federal crimes i.e. the people of the united states, I wasn’t aware it applied to local or state crimes.....

  • 10 GOP Endorsements That Still Matter in 2012’s Presidential Election

    12/08/2011 11:25:31 PM PST · 19 of 24
    Sonny M to presidio9
    I'd also make the argument, that a Tom Tancredo endorsement would be very very big for any candidate.

    And, unless he already endorsed someone, I would think Scott Walker would be up there too, also, what about Dr. Dobson ?

  • 10 GOP Endorsements That Still Matter in 2012’s Presidential Election

    12/08/2011 11:20:13 PM PST · 18 of 24
    Sonny M to presidio9
    Rudy is a deal maker, he'll get behind either whomever makes him a good offer, or (if no one makes him any kind of offer, or any good one), then he'll endorse whomever he thinks is going to win.

    Good offer being a cabinet position, v.p. slot, or something high up. He would make a good homeland sec, but to me, thats pretty much it.

  • Palin Endorses Trump Debate, Urges Candidates to Join

    12/08/2011 3:17:41 AM PST · 78 of 104
    Sonny M to 2ndDivisionVet
    To be honest, I'm not to keen on the idea, but it is going to bring in a lot of people, a lot of viewers, and an opportunity for folks to learn more about the ideas and policies of each candidate.

    That said, me personally, I liked the set up with the AG's at the other debate/forum, and would like to see something similar.

    How about one with Palin, DeMint, McConnell (he is the senate republican leader), Bohner (since he is the speaker), Tom Tancredo and some other republicans (preferably of the conservative tea party stripe).....Ask the candidate questions, give them time to answer, do back and forth exchanges, almost like a senate hearing for each of them, and let them interact with each other.

    Granted, its unconventional and unorthodox, but its something that would bring out the best or worst and separate the bs from the gold.

  • Democrats See a Two-Horse G.O.P. Race, Adding a Whip

    12/08/2011 3:07:27 AM PST · 10 of 10
    Sonny M to bimboeruption
    This is the Clinton '96 strategy.

    Use your war chest and attack the candidates all year long, from the primary on, until the nomination.

    Attack the candidate that you expect to face the least (or at least the one you want to face), and then unload on him, with everything left.

    Its like a boxing analogy, work the body, and then finish off by going for the head.

    Its pretty simple, they'll go after Newt, and if he makes it to the nomination, they 'll just keep at it expecting the attacks to eventually sink it (like death by a thousand paper cuts), if its Romney, they'll just hit him with both barrels.

    This isn't all to unique, but if the GOP nomination goes down to the convention, it becomes a whole new ballgame, and anything can happen, and that turns the election from being a marathon, into a sprint. You could wind up with an entirely different candidate (i.e. Palin, Daniels, Christie, all bets are off).

    Candidates who look like they are out of it, i.e. a Perry or a Bachmann or whomever, suddenly have a shot all over again.

  • Certifigate : Donald Trump now casts even more doubt on Obama

    12/06/2011 11:23:19 PM PST · 96 of 106
    Sonny M to dandiegirl
    He won’t release it because he probably barely passed. If records are released they will be scrubbed clean and show a straight A student. I’m willing to bet on it.

    I'm more surprised he hasn't done it already, that said, in his autobiography, he does state that he wasn't a good student.

    Yet, that never stops the media (and sadly, even many conservatives) from professing or believing that he is somehow "book smart" or think that he was some kind of good student or high achieving academic ....

  • Thrill Is Gone? Matthews Turns On Obama; 'I Hear Stories That You Would Not Believe'

    12/06/2011 3:46:37 AM PST · 12 of 15
    Sonny M to tcrlaf
    He's elaborated a bit, the "stories" have to do with Obama basically blowing everyone off and ignoring people.

    Matthews feelings are hurt, plus his lefty friends can't get Obama to even acknowledge them.

    Matthews is an elitist, and is on the other end of being snubbed by someone who looks down on him, and it hurts him, but he won't turn on Obama, he'll just worship him with less enthusiasm......lol

  • Certifigate : Donald Trump now casts even more doubt on Obama

    12/06/2011 1:41:59 AM PST · 11 of 106
    Sonny M to F15Eagle
    It could be bad grades or ................

    Well, here's my biggest question, at this point, anything he has in those records or files, could be altered or changed, so why hasn't it been done ?

    Just to one more step on the hypothetical route, with the birth certificate, why would the POTUS, with access to billions of dollars, access to donors, and people with power, and an entire political party and apparatus, not to mention being in direct charge of the entire US intelligence community, not create the best damn forgery on earth of say a birth certificate ?

    If anything, that document should look and be more "real" or realistic, then anything or anyone else's...........Unless, the guy and his minions are honestly that incompetent, something that should never ever be ruled out.

    FWIW, I've heard this rumor a long time ago, and have no idea if it is or isn't true, but one is that, years ago, he may have committed financial aid fraud, among other things, which while not exactly totally rare among young students, is also something that could really really tick off a lot of kids today.

  • Certifigate : Donald Trump now casts even more doubt on Obama

    12/06/2011 12:55:43 AM PST · 6 of 106
    Sonny M to F15Eagle
    One wonders if he enrolled as a “foreign aid” student though.

    Its been rumored for the longest time.

    Note, he won't release any of his academic records. Now maybe he was a poor student (he has said as much in his own book), but at law school, its pretty safe to say he must have grades (leftist teacher, leftist student, blah blah blah), but he won't release any of this stuff, and its quite weird.

  • Trump: ‘Karl Rove basically is a loser’

    12/06/2011 12:49:46 AM PST · 8 of 36
    Sonny M to Nextrush
    I don’t really know what Trump’s game is or who he’s really working for but I’m no fan of Rove’s either.

    Trumps game is himself, he doesn't "work" for anyone (and apparently not even his shareholders). There is no higher power with him, the upside of that, is that he is free to say whatever he wants, whenever he wants and get away with things.

    The downside, is that Trump is no conservative either, he may not like Rove, but make no mistake, he isn't that different in that he is always always after his own agenda.......

  • Why California can't afford high-speed rail

    12/05/2011 11:31:47 PM PST · 33 of 33
    Sonny M to LVGuy600
    To be honest, I'm not so sure about one through four. It would really depend on how much demand there is, to begin with, and assume that its mutually beneficially for both sides......it might not be.

    Boston and NYC, could wind up being a massive waste, or hurting one at the expense of the other, and while I believe that the locations you named are probably the best case scenarios, I'm not convinced its worth that kind of gamble to find out, especially since there hasn't been that kind of high demand airline and bus wise with NYC and Boston.

  • Why California can't afford high-speed rail

    12/05/2011 11:22:37 PM PST · 32 of 33
    Sonny M to who_would_fardels_bear
    Isn't that the country where women are now just starting to complain about all the creepy dudes that are copping feels while the women are pressed up against them in the cars?

    That is totally untrue........................the Women have been complaining about it for a very long time, it just that nobody listens to them, LOL.

    In all seriousness, the idea behind high speed rail isn't all bad, its just bad for over there, because its not viable there. In some places, this could work, this, is not one of those places, and as a result its pure idiocy.

    Its like the idea of using a fork, its a good and efficient way to eat, but its not effective with soup, california, is the kind of state, that would simply spend more money on forks then concede that kind of point.

  • Mark Levin Announces Support for Bachmann or Santorum (not an endorsement)

    12/05/2011 11:12:05 PM PST · 80 of 83
    Sonny M to cradle of freedom
    2008 all over again, this time Romney has taken the place of McCain. I LOATHE McCain but I ended up voting for him in November because to not vote would have been a vote for Obama. Haven't we learned anything in four years? Vote for your favorite in the primaries and then vote for what is left in November. We cannot afford to have millions of people sitting on the sidelines this time. Don't think that you can drop out of the game because you can't. There is no way to drop out of living in the USA. If Obama is reelected he will bring even more pain to the American people.

    This is where it gets a little bit tricky. The biggest difference between Romney (at least according to Romney) between himself and Obama, is competence.

    The question, do you want a competant socialist or an incompetant one ?

    Then, to top it off, what happens to the GOP if Romney wins ? He could wind up dismantling conservatism, something that Obama can not do, by virtue of not being the leader of the GOP. Romney will appoint his own guy as head of the RNC. He can get the legislation he wants passed, passed by the GOP. If Obama wants tax hikes, the GOP will stop him, or try to stop him, if Romney wants tax hikes, he's going to get them, by getting most of the GOP to support them (or they risk losing party funding and support).

    If the country is going to go down the tubes, do you want a republican leading the way, or a democrat ? I'm not so sure, a President Romney is the best option in that type of situation. Keep in mind, its not like at least we would get conservative judges, Romney has a record of also appointing liberal judges too, and with Romneys record as a party leader being what it is, you could see the GOP be harmed more by Romney as president, then with Obama as President........Its not that cut and dry.

  • Roubini: Gold Standard Fans Are ‘Lunatics and Hacks’

    12/04/2011 10:54:53 PM PST · 34 of 103
    Sonny M to BooBoo1000
    One thing you can be sure of, Roubini does not own any Gold or Silver.

    Don't be so sure of that, His views mirror that of George Soros, and Soros, while saying pretty much the same thing about "gold bugs" owns quite a great deal of gold, even going so far, to actually trade certificates for the actual real stuff, and buying interests in mines.....

  • Coburn Blasts Gingrich, Found His Leadership ‘Lacking’ as House Speaker

    12/04/2011 10:06:49 AM PST · 40 of 86
    Sonny M to BarnacleCenturion
    Tom Coburn is from the DeMint wing of the party (or as DeMint once phrased it, the other way around).......if it still has serious concerns, I will listen to him.

    Coburn has built up enough credibility as a real conservative to be worthy of listening to, and he did it, not by words or speeches or interviews, but by deeds.

  • Team Obama's Pathway to 270

    12/04/2011 12:56:10 AM PST · 31 of 43
    Sonny M to Secret Agent Man
    They won’t get Walker out of office. the people here don’t want him out. The union thugs and teachers do, but they are a tiny minority.

    They will waste a lot of time and money for nothing. Which is fine, they will taste defeat again.

    And then we will defeat Baldwin when former Gov. Thompson wins over the lesbian hyper-liberal tammy baldwin, and Obama doesn’t win Wisconsin.

    Lets pray on that.

    I'm convinced that Wisconsin is ground zero for this next election. I always thought it was odd how the democratic party and the unions and all these left wing groups were pouring such massive amounts of cash, and time and manpower into one state over one issue. Why here, why this, and why now ?

    And then it hit me, they need this state, and they need to be able to get away with voter fraud (again), thats why it was so important to get rid of that judge (and they failed), to turn the legislature (and they failed) and now they are going after Walker (btw, that "recall" effort, actually started......right after election day, it was quieter then, just the groundwork, but the domain name was bought as soon as he was elected).

    The Obama machine, will not rest or sleep, until they remove any or every obstacle, they can, and like a rat trapped in a corner, they are desperate, they are going to dig up every corpse, spend any amount of money, do whatever it takes, to get Walker out, if they fail, that could be the end of them.

    Also note, I'm not thinking Thompson wins the primary, from what I understand, DeMint and the tea party and the conservative orgs are all backing Neuman in this race.