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Posts by volunbeer

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  • Allen West for VP (vanity)

    05/03/2016 9:35:13 PM PDT · 57 of 73
    volunbeer to mkleesma

    I think Ted’s headed to the Supreme court.

    I think Ted would be the ideal replacement for Scalia. Only problem is that there is no way in hell the Senate will confirm him. He is the most disliked guy on the hill.

    Based on comments from plenty of Senators it is likely that the Senate will use Trumps Supreme Court nominee as a message to show they will not roll over for him. That is the reality we face within the GOP (much less the DNC).

  • Allen West for VP (vanity)

    05/03/2016 9:32:31 PM PDT · 56 of 73
    volunbeer to All

    Based on nothing more than politics I think Trump might pick a female for VP. It blunts the main strength of Hillary (her gender) and softens his image for the general.

    However, I don’t see many ladies that jump out at me and Trump is definitely his own man with his own ideas so your guess is as good as mine.

    I don’t know if Newt would be interested or not, but he would make one helluva Chief of Staff even if he only did it for two years.

    I think Christie will be AG (as many others do)

  • For Second Day in a Row=> Cruz Holds Rally in Indiana – Only a Couple Hundred Turn Out

    04/30/2016 9:08:58 PM PDT · 37 of 101
    volunbeer to abigkahuna

    I have said many times that I don’t think Rand would make a good President, but I sure wish we had many more of him in the Senate.

  • Ted Cruz Sounds Desperate In Megyn Kelly Interview

    04/30/2016 8:50:07 PM PDT · 38 of 394
    volunbeer to Duchess47

    Well that was an ugly interview.

    Yes, it was. It appears more obvious every day that this is about Ted - not our children or their future as he promised when he said his campaign would be focused on issues.

    I have my reservations and doubts about Trump, but I have no doubts about Clinton. We must defeat her and Trump is the best chance despite the BS from the talking heads and pollsters. Trump won. Ted lost even as he exceeded the expectations of most.

    It’s time for Ted to emulate our standard bearer - Ronaldus Magnus circa 1976, but I am starting to question if he has it in him.

  • Indiana Today: DefeaTED Cruz Speaks To Half Empty Room, Polling Affirms The Reason….

    04/30/2016 9:27:23 AM PDT · 123 of 190
    volunbeer to HotHunt

    @ post 91 - you echo my sentiments exactly. I believe Cruz made a fatal mistake in listening to the campaign advisors who told him he must go ugly on Trump to win. Cruz is horrible in attack mode - simply dreadful. He and Rubio looked like chihuahuas on stage yapping at a St. Bernard. Had he maintained his “campaign about issues” promise and kept the high road I think he would be in far better shape right now and in the future, but he didn’t.

    I am not blaming Cruz alone for the campaign being so nasty - they both deserve blame and I was disgusted with both. Cruz is only 45 and he had a chance to position himself very well for the future because he had exceeded the expectations of most everyone, but he blew it. If he thinks his newly found GOPe friends will love him after the campaign he is a fool. They hated him then and still hate him now (only less).

    Now it has gotten downright silly. He will lose in Indiana and he and Carly will probably have a press conference to announce their cabinet selections. Reality has left the building.

    For better or worse, it is going to be Trump and the focus must be on retiring the Clinton’s once and for all. Cruz would do well to repair the damage, hold his seat in the Senate, and focus on the future. His advisors apparently don’t want the paychecks to end, but the money is drying up and he is going to start racking up debt. His ego-driven efforts are helping Hillary and I can’t forgive him for that.

  • This SHOCKING Texas Approval Has ROCKED The Cruz Campaign

    04/29/2016 8:02:07 PM PDT · 28 of 112
    volunbeer to DoughtyOne

    People can say whatever they want about Perry, but I believe he loves his country. He is a horrible candidate, but I have always thought he was better than the showing he gave.

    Good on him for recognizing the biggest threat we face in the election and it’s not named Donald or Ted.

  • Ted Cruz Makes His Last Stand in Indiana

    04/29/2016 7:54:21 PM PDT · 14 of 82
    volunbeer to Trump20162020

    So will Cruz maybe, finally drop out after he loses Indiana?

    He and Carly will probably announce some cabinet picks after the loss. After that they may move on to ambassadors. It’s getting that silly.

    I started with Cruz. I have serious concerns about Trump. I have been very disappointed with Cruz after he went negative. He would have grown in stature had he avoided this because few expected him to do as well as he did.

    It’s time to focus on November and Hillary. It is getting downright silly now..... the VP announcement was ridiculous and the all important momentum is Trumps - now is the time to buckle down and defeat her.

    It’s time to see if Trump can do half of what he promises and retire the Clintons once and for all. Cruz is damaging himself now and strengthening the GOPe that hated him (and still does). If he can’t see this he isn’t the man I hoped he was. This thing got ugly, but Cruz (more than anyone) could remove much of the ugliness and position himself for the future if he truly believes what he says about Hillary.

  • This Is the Donald Trump That Could Win 40 States

    04/27/2016 7:25:51 PM PDT · 55 of 94
    volunbeer to JPJones

    “That probably means that Trump will choose Kasich.”

    That would guarantee OH, help in PA and maybe VA.

    btw I don’t like Kasich, he’s a rino putz.

    On paper Kasich helps in Ohio and your reasoning is sound, but I believe Trump will have a female running mate. No guesses yet, but it blunts Hillary’s main asset, lessens the silly sexist line of attack on Trump, and it softens his image. This is the smart political play. Trump’s “America first” talk and his jobs talk put most of the rust belt in play. Just my .02

  • Obama: Iran agreement 'a substantial success'

    04/02/2016 1:29:43 PM PDT · 4 of 20
    volunbeer to Eleutheria5

    We give them everything and they denounce us and call for our destruction. They openly mock us. They caused a huge percentage of our casualties in Iraq and we reward them. What a joke.

  • Twitter: New charges by Michelle Fields against Corey Lewandowski

    03/31/2016 7:55:53 AM PDT · 12 of 19
    volunbeer to doug from upland

    Good stuff!


    The name says it all...........


    03/31/2016 7:48:49 AM PDT · 18 of 21
    volunbeer to sakic

    The War on Drugs at it’s inception did not involve the minimum mandatory sentences that people don’t like now. Congress enacted those in the crack epidemic of the 1980’s and the violence that blew up (and continues) within largely African-American communities caused leaders in those communities to demand a response and mandatory sentencing guidelines were the answer.

    People should understand the history of it. The law is imperfect and it does sometimes result in non-violent offenders receiving large mandatory sentences, but the majority of those targeted by the law are predatory repeat felons who would be committing other crimes if drugs were not profitable.

    In one way, many of these laws would compare to the three strikes laws implemented by many states that result in life imprisonment. Some of those seem unfair when viewed from afar and the outcry about those laws has already begun.

    Very few of these lengthy sentences involve marijuana from what I have seen. The law is a hammer and it always will be be - often the law is written to make it difficult or impossible for a bleeding heart Judge to give a low sentence for an offense that representatives see as a danger to society. I have been around it long enough to see that the pendulum swings one way in one decade and another in the next and it will probably always be that way.

  • Coulter Thinks Trump's Hit On Heidi Cruz Went Too Far: He's 'Mental'

    03/30/2016 10:59:47 PM PDT · 111 of 124
    volunbeer to lee martell

    @post 70

    I feel the same way you do. I want to defeat Hillary. I started out thinking she was inevitable, but she did not turn out to be - horrible candidate and low enthusiasm. I began with Cruz, but liked what Donald did for the issue of immigration and began to think he could win big. He has shredded it for me and if more people would step away from the confirmation bias on this site and talk to their friends, neighbors, and co-workers there is little doubt that the last month has been a disaster in many ways for the GOP front-runners. Self-inflicted damage and they just keep doubling down. That tells me their ego is more important than a future for our children.

    I am now back to the horrible thought of enduring 4 years of pants suits because our candidates were selfish morons who lacked the decency to stay out of the mud and concentrate on issues. I am disgusted with both of them. I am still ABH, but we may have 4 years to debate how the two idiots snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

  • Why Voters Are Turning Off

    03/30/2016 7:47:15 AM PDT · 23 of 25
    volunbeer to SoFloFreeper

    I too will vote against Hillary, but there is no doubt in my mind that the disgusting display we have seen in the last few weeks has harmed our chances.

  • New York Woman Killed in Brussels Terrorist Attack Posted about ISIS Four Months Ago on Facebook

    03/29/2016 8:36:22 PM PDT · 34 of 61
    volunbeer to Junk Silver

    Good post @ 25 - appeasement will only make the problem worse. History repeats itself - again.

  • NY Post: Trump Supporters 'Shocked' By Attacks on Heidi, Ted Cruz (Trump letting it slip away)

    03/29/2016 8:31:33 PM PDT · 137 of 140
    volunbeer to MHGinTN

    I’m not staying home and I don’t have a purse FRiend. Talk to people away from FR and right, wrong, fair, or indifferent this has been a bad month for our two front-runners. I understand the media fan the flames and they have their own motives, but there has been no shortage of ammunition provided by Trump or Cruz.

    Your opinion obviously differs on this, but if they just kept their mouth shut and stayed out of the mud we would not have all these stories and we would be talking about WINNING issues. Nothing Presidential about either of them recently and BOTH of them have fed into the narrative.

  • NAFTA May Have Saved Many Autoworkers’ Jobs

    03/29/2016 6:33:21 PM PDT · 36 of 84
    volunbeer to Olog-hai

    NAFTA resulted in the government picking winners and losers. Even worse, it also allowed foreign governments to do so.

    I think you are right. I also think there are useful idiots in government who believe they are doing the right thing for the right reasons, but I also believe there are many powerful people in our government who have discovered (and benefit from) how much money they can make picking winners.

    We are not a free market and what we have had for some time is not really capitalism. It’s crony capitalism with strong hints of socialism.

  • NY Post: Trump Supporters 'Shocked' By Attacks on Heidi, Ted Cruz (Trump letting it slip away)

    03/29/2016 8:02:20 AM PDT · 69 of 140
    volunbeer to TangledUpInBlue


    I’ve been talking about it for months. He’s got to knock this $hit off. His supporters in the primaries are not going to leave him no matter what he does. But he’ll need way more than them to win in the general election. WAY MORE.

    If he doesn’t cHILL out, you know who we’ll get.

    There are plenty of us who have shared this fear of Trump. I expected he would melt down long before now (so did much of the chattering class) because this is who he is. It is ironic that so many view him as the strongest candidate because he acts very insecure. An adult who continually goes out of his way to pump himself up has problems.

    I am really disgusted with both of the front runners right now. Cruz is horrible in attack mode - comes across very petty. He screwed up when he abandoned his self-proclaimed “we are going to run on ideas not the politics of destruction” because the advisors told him he had to attack. He threw off his game, Trump’s game, Rubio’s game, and now I feel like we are sitting on the burned foundation of a house.

    I am not feeling too positive right now. If people step out of the bubble of FR for a bit and talk to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers they will find out this has been a damaging month for whomever the GOP nominee is. All Trump had to do was act like a mature adult and I think he would have crossed the finish line. He seems incapable of it - almost like a reality TV script.

    I don’t view this as a gladiatorial combat - it’s my kids future and I am really disappointed right now. I will vote against Hillary and said that before the first primary was held, but all of us should be disappointed in what has happened. Many of the debates were disgusting, but it turns out the candidates are also. That is my .02.

  • Trump: Cruz started 'garbage' but let's move on (Savage interview)

    03/28/2016 7:44:48 PM PDT · 101 of 132
    volunbeer to MacMattico

    This place has gone mad.

    Pretty much - when both the leading candidates act like emo kids on a playground this is what you get. I am disgusted with both of them, but I will vote for whomever has the best chance of defeating Hillary because she is the biggest threat. I am starting to lose confidence that we will beat her. The rat machine will produce at least 40% so the margin is small. The more people I hear who say “I won’t vote for him” about Cruz or Trump the more worried I am.

    They could have taken the high road, but once again the candidates allowed the nasty overpaid political class to tell them “this is what you must do to win” and here we are - firmly stuck in the mud and on the pages of the National Enquirer.

  • How Clinton’s email scandal took root

    03/28/2016 8:40:15 AM PDT · 13 of 42
    volunbeer to Gaffer

    She is a Clinton so “rules are only for the little people.” It tells us much about her character and I think it also explains the lack of enthusiasm for her by the typical democrat voters.

    I think what you wrote about her having control of the information is not in opposition to what I wrote above. I also think there is something true about mixing foundation and official business.

  • How Clinton’s email scandal took root

    03/28/2016 8:31:46 AM PDT · 8 of 42
    volunbeer to henkster

    It is actually a pretty good article and I learned a few things (I have followed this).

    The main question that needs to be asked regarding the email scandal is this - would you or I be in prison if we had done what she had done?

    The answer is clearly YES.

    She placed personal convenience ahead of her obligation to protect our nations secrets. There is no doubt that foreign governments who spend tens of millions of dollars on espionage exploited her private server.

  • Trump can't beat Hillary? Really?

    03/28/2016 8:10:43 AM PDT · 53 of 63
    volunbeer to Bubba_Leroy

    Well said @ post 52 - FRegards

  • BREAKING: 3 new women involved in Cruz Sex Scandal, total women now 8!

    03/26/2016 3:40:07 PM PDT · 672 of 724
    volunbeer to lovesdogs

    I don’t expect him to defend Cruz and I want him to stay out of it. It’s gotten a little too nasty and I blame them and the media.

  • This Theory Explains Why the U.S. Economy Might Never Get Better

    03/26/2016 12:07:24 AM PDT · 33 of 41
    volunbeer to kaehurowing

    The stimulus funds went to fat cat donors just like you said. The real money went to the “too big to fail” banks that took the free (to them) money from the Fed and inflated the stock market taking the percentage.

    The money to the politicians is chump change. It’s why and how they all grew after we bailed them out. Take out the quantitative easing and the stock market sucks - it would be stuck in tachycardia (the real economy) at little better than crash levels.

    We were played. Greatest heist in history. The same people who created the crisis in the first place are the ones who profited.

  • This Theory Explains Why the U.S. Economy Might Never Get Better

    03/25/2016 8:42:54 PM PDT · 5 of 41
    volunbeer to 2ndDivisionVet

    The economy has not recovered because all we did was borrow far more to keep it on life support. Quantitative easing has become a normal part of our economy and the corruption associated with it is rampant. Government borrows roughly half of what it spends, state and local governments are fiscally irresponsible, the economy does not grow, regulations and red tape are killing jobs, and people expect a good result?

    We are in deep doo-doo based on simple math. Wall Street and the banksters have gone too far. If they turn off the spigot the whole charade collapses. If they don’t turn off the spigot it all collapses later, but everyone can keep partying (for now). Our political leaders have adopted the same strategy.

  • BREAKING: 3 new women involved in Cruz Sex Scandal, total women now 8!

    03/25/2016 8:27:30 PM PDT · 178 of 724
    volunbeer to Mechanicos

    They both look bad to me. Everyone at office felt the same way as does my family. Trump needs to look like a front-runner and ignore the yapping dogs instead of getting into the gutter even if what you say is true.

    Just my .02.

    Hillary is the winner of this whole fiasco.

    I am very disappointed in Cruz also (even before the bimbo eruptions) and I am not ready to believe the allegations. I was pretty optimistic a few weeks ago that we would defeat her and I still think the FBI investigation may take her down (or her health), but I am less optimistic now. I know campaigns ebb and flow and there is a little mud in all of them, but this has gotten plain nasty.

    We are destroying our nation and debasing our currency (a huge tax on us and our children in the future). Our economy is struggling. We are being overrun by immigrants who will take more than they give. In short, we are rapidly going to hell in a hand basket and this is what everyone is talking about?

  • BREAKING: 3 new women involved in Cruz Sex Scandal, total women now 8!

    03/25/2016 7:56:37 PM PDT · 49 of 724
    volunbeer to Elyse

    Our news source is freaking Twitter! It’s disgusting that you are trying to use this trash to ruin a man’s reputation.

    I’m really disgusted with both Trump and Cruz over this latest tabloid playground fight. However, you are correct and I am not ready to condemn Cruz for this based on what I have seen so far - certainly not twitter. I sincerely hope it is not true, but if they are doubling down on this story in the face of a Hulk Hogan like lawsuit they must be confident.

  • Trump: Response to the cover story in this week's National Enquirer about Lyin' Ted Cruz:

    03/25/2016 3:37:25 PM PDT · 201 of 325
    volunbeer to VerySadAmerican

    You almost have to be a narcissist to run for President. Narcissist cheat on their spouses regularly because it is all about feeding their self-image. Basic psychology.

    You are right though - it still leaves you feeling dirty and ashamed when their dirt gets exposed (and it will). At least JFK was dead when they started openly talking about his.

  • Trump: Response to the cover story in this week's National Enquirer about Lyin' Ted Cruz:

    03/25/2016 3:34:28 PM PDT · 197 of 325
    volunbeer to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    The Cruz people and the Trump people are throwing so much disgusting BS at each other that I might pull the lever for Kasich on April 26, and I REALLY don’t want to do that.

    A pox on both your houses.

    I don’t know that I vote for Kasich, but you are certainly correct. The last few weeks of this campaign have left me disgusted. They are doing their best to elect Hillary and I don’t like any of them right now. Hillary could not have scripted this any better.

    All this banter back and forth here on FR misses the point. They both look petty and nasty and all the “defense of your guy here” won’t change that for most Americans. Cruz looks like he has tied his sanity to Glenn Beck and Trump was just beginning to “look Presidential” when he doubled down on nasty. Shameful. I am truly ashamed of both of them.

  • The coming Trump landslide

    03/25/2016 8:29:11 AM PDT · 120 of 231
    volunbeer to TontoKowalski

    I hope it is not true and I won’t buy based on what is out there right now. However, as I said before, it seems like the only people who want to run for President are narcissists and this is what you get - we are always looking for a hero and what we get are flawed human beings who just can’t seem to help themselves.

    I started with Cruz, but his campaign has turned me off (way before this story), but I remain ABH like my tagline.

  • The coming Trump landslide

    03/25/2016 8:21:26 AM PDT · 105 of 231
    volunbeer to GilGil

    I guarantee they are looking into it. This would be the biggest bombshell of the campaign season until charges are recommended against Hillary.

    What a mess.

  • The coming Trump landslide

    03/25/2016 8:19:33 AM PDT · 99 of 231
    volunbeer to Paradox

    This campaign has gotten so ugly, it has completely turned me off. Cruz lost me with his blaming of Trump for the protester violence, Trump has lost me with his being... Trump.. At this point, this landslide will have to go down without my vote, first time since I have been eligible...

    I feel this way too....... until I look at her. I can’t imagine 4 or 8 years of that and on top of that you or me would be in federal prison if we had done the same.

  • The coming Trump landslide

    03/25/2016 8:10:35 AM PDT · 76 of 231
    volunbeer to GilGil

    This election has been nasty. Really nasty. The kind of nasty that leaves a bad enough taste in peoples mouths that they simply won’t vote.

    Not me though - warts and all I am voting against Hillary, but I wish this thing was over already. Wives should be off-limits and BOTH of them are showing a tremendous lack of class and common dignity. I don’t care who started it, it is time for one of them to be a man because I have lost respect for both.

    I hope this is not true about Cruz, but I suppose we will find out. Curious that the rest of the media is not all over this - it’s the kind of tabloid journalism they love.

  • Thomas Jefferson's Qu'ran: Where Glenn Beck is right, and where he is wrong

    03/23/2016 11:04:43 PM PDT · 13 of 20
    volunbeer to GraceG

    Beck had a moment in time that was pure brilliance, but it is obvious to me that he has a lot of unresolved issues in his life. Not sure how much longer his media empire will last because he is losing it. I don’t say that with glee. My wife and I really enjoyed his investigative journalism on television, but something is very wrong with him.

  • Newt Gingrich Is Bullish on Donald Trump

    03/23/2016 9:51:14 PM PDT · 55 of 135
    volunbeer to 9YearLurker

    From my lifetime of studying persons who are remembered as great leaders only one was perfect, but if he ran for office today I am sure a mob would emerge around here to tear him down.

    I don’t know about Trump, but I hope for the best. Lord knows we have not gotten much from the last few.

  • Newt Gingrich Is Bullish on Donald Trump

    03/23/2016 9:15:45 PM PDT · 39 of 135
    volunbeer to All

    I get as upset with Newt as the next guy, but some of you are too tough on him. In my opinion, after Reagan of course, there is not another conservative (yes, he was) who did as much as Newt did. Actual accomplishments. Sure, it was not all pretty and he helped to bring himself down, but as we look back on his political life we would be lucky to find a speaker half as good as him (back in his prime) in our lifetime. For a few short years the guy was an absolute wizard on the hill.

    With that said, I am still disappointed in him, but I will never hate the guy. I wish we had many more of him in congress. Go figure.

  • Brussels terrorists probably used explosive nicknamed ‘the Mother of Satan’

    03/23/2016 7:07:52 PM PDT · 10 of 19
    volunbeer to DBrow

    it’s very hard to make TATP with 3% drugstore peroxide.

    Actually it is not - you just have to simmer and evaporate off enough water from the weaker store bought stuff to increase the concentration.

  • Sotomayor Helps Puerto Rico Argue Its Bankruptcy Case [Worst Ever Supreme Court Appointment!]

    03/23/2016 7:02:39 PM PDT · 15 of 31
    volunbeer to Steelfish

    Today Puerto Rico. Tomorrow Detroit. Next Week Chicago. Coming soon to more democrat led cities, states, and provinces in the future.

    There is almost no chance that politicians will not bail out these reliable voters. Too bad there is nobody to bail us out when the house of cards finally collapses.

  • Clinton Email Scandal: It’s Time Hillary Suspended Her Campaign

    03/21/2016 8:23:22 PM PDT · 33 of 51
    volunbeer to Williams

    I don’t think an independent prosecutor would speed things up, but it might take some of the politics out of the decision to charge or not charge.

    Hard to imagine a case with more political ramifications than this one. On the merits, it appears obvious to me that she should be charged with mishandling classified information. There is no “I did not know” or “it was not marked.” That case seems rather simple - it either is or it is not classified information. If it is, she and those who sent the stuff to her personal email server are guilty.

    The corruption or pay to play investigation will take much longer. At some point they are going to have to recommend charges because the longer they wait the worse it becomes politically.

    There is also another concern on the part of political appointees and career attorneys at DOJ - what if Trump is elected and they stonewalled or crushed the investigation for political reasons? They might be in trouble.

  • Poll: Utah would vote for a Democrat for president over Trump

    03/20/2016 1:05:01 PM PDT · 84 of 159
    volunbeer to doc maverick

    Romney will make sure Hillary wins. That’s it in a nutshell. Obviously he is doing his best to turn his mormon buddies away from Trump.......extremely transparent manipulation to keep the upper eschelon in place and to continue to impose parasitism on the tax-payers.

    Voters were apathetic about Romney when he was running for President. I don’t understand how anyone could believe Romney wields influence over voters outside the state of Utah (mostly Mormon).

    Realistically - I am not cheerleading for any of them it is pretty obvious to me that Trump is the only candidate left on the GOP side who might stand a chance of winning one of the big states that democrats normally dominate. Trump polls well in NY and NJ and even parts of New England. From my point of view, Trump - warts and all, is best positioned to win the main event.

    Cruz? I supported him at the outset on principle, but never really believed he could win the general election. Nothing has really changed my mind and these “polls” that claim he is the best chance for victory in the general ignore reality. He polls well in the GOP gimme states - outside of that he has little support.

    Kasich? The guy appears to generate as much enthusiasm in the voting public as Romney did.

    It is obvious to me that the best positioned candidate is Trump. He has support among groups that are almost always voting democrat and all he has to do is take away a portion of those votes. A major key for him is going to be regaining some of the disaffected GOP minded voters who he has turned off. If he can win some of them over and keep the supporters from unlikely sources he could be a very big winner with a mandate.

    ABH - anybody but Hillary. Utah is not very significant in the general election, but it’s hard to imagine they would vote for Hillary because Romney said so. Maybe I am wrong, but I doubt it.

  • The Mask Is Officially Off – How Ted Cruz Is Funded By Biggest DC Insiders…

    03/20/2016 9:33:17 AM PDT · 35 of 161
    volunbeer to NKP_Vet

    I was a Cruz supporter 100% before the campaign started. I don’t know what to make of this. The GOPe hates this guy, and I figured they would be in full blown “destroy at all costs” mode.

    Then Trump came along and all of a sudden they support Cruz? I am as confused as everyone else. I still like Cruz and I would vote for him, but I always doubted his ability to win in the general.

    Strange election. Perhaps they are supporting the last guy who could win that is not named Trump, because there was not much love for Cruz before the primary started.

  • Virginia woman wielding fake gun killed by police during parking lot confrontation

    03/20/2016 9:26:03 AM PDT · 9 of 70
    volunbeer to All

    “Beaty’s family said she was an aspiring rapper who went by “Lbeezygotti.””


    Fact is often stranger than fiction.

  • Trump fights summer trial in Trump University lawsuit

    03/20/2016 9:23:10 AM PDT · 53 of 55
    volunbeer to DoodleDawg

    Did Dave Ramsey use phony promises and outright lies about personally picking his faculty in order to get your wife to sign up?

    Nope, but that does not absolve my wife from her part in the bargain. Trump is a “brand” just like Dave. Dave is pretty much a one man show (I like him and have the utmost respect for him by the way). I would guess that Trump did less than 5% of the actual work on Trump University. He was the face of something that was likely put together by other people.

    This is really not a big deal. If I want to criticize Trump for something I can find plenty of stuff that is far more important to me - like his history of trading in wives. That bothers me. Trump University and the spinning of lawyers wanting a settlement does not.

  • Trump fights summer trial in Trump University lawsuit

    03/20/2016 9:18:40 AM PDT · 52 of 55
    volunbeer to norwaypinesavage

    He sells information to investors who act upon the information and make money. Where does that information come from? Is it all the “genius” of Bloomberg? I think not.

    He is also a left-wing nanny state advocate who thinks he knows what is best for you. I am not a fan. To suggest that persons who support Trump should vote for Bloomberg because he is not being sued is ridiculous.

    Sorry, that is the way I see it. I have plenty of concerns about Trump and I don’t necessarily trust him. However, an ambulance chasing class action lawsuit representing a few people who signed up for seminars does not even register on my list of concerns. That whole portion of the debate was ridiculous.

  • 'Cruz in Utah: Glenn Beck Says He’s Fulfillment of Mormon Prophecy’

    03/20/2016 9:11:32 AM PDT · 18 of 68
    volunbeer to dforest

    Beck is nuts. He has really lost it and if I were Cruz I would tell Glenn to chill out because most people (even most Christians) are not comfortable with this stuff in public. It’s like the big hair evangelists on TV telling you to send money.

    Add the Mormon stuff into this and I don’t think Beck is doing Cruz any favors.

  • Leftists don't hate Donald Trump. They are afraid of him.

    03/20/2016 8:39:46 AM PDT · 16 of 39
    volunbeer to CrazyIvan

    “Severely conservative Mitt Romney......”

    Stopped there.

    No joke!

    I think the left is afraid of both Trump and Cruz, but more afraid of Trump. Neither of them bow down to the political correctness used to shame conservatives. Cruz is the more polite and reasoned of the two - Trump just flat doesn’t care.

    Unlike the typical Trump-Cruz angst around here I find this refreshing about both of them. I do wish Trump would be a little more “polished”, but at the end of the day I don’t want candidates who roll over for this crap.

  • Trump fights summer trial in Trump University lawsuit

    03/20/2016 8:32:12 AM PDT · 47 of 55
    volunbeer to norwaypinesavage

    Ridiculous analogy - Bloomberg has not been sued so Trump supporters should support him? You suggest he uses “high tech info” to make his investors money?

    He, like Soros, uses insider information and manipulation just like the rest of the banksters on Wall Street do. Using your logic you should support Soros.

  • Trump fights summer trial in Trump University lawsuit

    03/20/2016 8:25:48 AM PDT · 46 of 55
    volunbeer to DoodleDawg

    “Just being taught something does not guarantee you will use it or be savvy enough to manage a business you tried to learn. The fault often lies in the student.”

    When they are misled to get them to sign up in the first place then the fault lies with the institution.

    That’s it - I am suing Dave Ramsey because my wife has not paid off the credit card yet.

    See how this works?

  • Trump fights summer trial in Trump University lawsuit

    03/20/2016 8:24:36 AM PDT · 45 of 55
    volunbeer to mosesdapoet

    Now it starts ! Many warned of this. As the Trumpkins are going to be tied up in knots all campaign long defending their hero unnecessatily because instead of keeping an open mind they closed it . This guy has a bunch of legal suits comming and should have never been a candidate. Whether guilty or not you don’t pick a candidate with this stuff hangimg over his head.

    Are you serious? This lawsuit is as silly as people suing their law schools because they could not find a job after graduation. Lawyers like the firm bringing this suit simply look for deep pockets because most people settle (it’s cheaper) and they get paid. It really has little to do with “fraud.” It is comparable to suing Tony Robbins because you are still unmotivated after his motivational seminar.

    Now they are trying to disrupt the campaign to get their settlement. A lawsuit can be filed for just about anything and many of them are silly, stupid, and count on the settlement because it is cheaper.

    I’m not a “Trumpkin” either. There are plenty of things I am critical of Trump about (and Cruz), but I am not going to grab on to something like this to criticize him for. For me, it made his opponents (and the media) look weak.

  • Audit Reveals the Prevalence of Parents Coaching Kids to Act Disabled for Gov’t Funding

    03/18/2016 7:57:11 PM PDT · 5 of 36
    volunbeer to markomalley

    What does Ted Cruz’s daughter(s) have to do with this? If they are not faking something for SSI disability why did the author feel the need to take a cheap shot?

    We already know how much fraud and abuse exists in these programs and it’s outrageous, but I could have done without the subtle slam on Cruz.

  • Air Force General Resigns Over Extramarital Relationship [The Purge Continues]

    03/18/2016 7:37:04 PM PDT · 15 of 18
    volunbeer to markomalley

    He should have been President and Commander in Chief - it would “only be sex” then.