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  • I find myself confused, then enraged.

    05/05/2016 2:53:15 PM PDT · by Rustybucket · 73 replies
    Rant | 5/5/2016 | Rustybucket
    Hello Everybody, I don't usually Rant, but I needed to say my piece and ask advice. I have been listening to Talk Radio, reading on the internet, and reading views of others on FR, and wanted to share my confusion with you all. I am a Trump supporter, but this is not about who you support if your a Republican. We are all beyond that at this point. What I have been reading and hearing, are our Elected Representatives combined reactions to the people of this Nation selecting a Republican Candidate for POTUS. It was a clear mandate, and will...
  • 2016 Election Vanity Post – Hillary Loves You and Your Principles!

    05/05/2016 11:34:18 AM PDT · by Mich Patriot · 21 replies
    05/05/2016 | Mich Patriot
    The first order of business here is full disclosure…I supported Ted Cruz until the end of his campaign, and make no apologies for it. Now I am hearing many fellow Cruz supporters mumbling about staying home on election day, which will surely hand the White House to Hitlery. I held my nose and voted for McCain because I knew Obama was trouble. I voted for Romney because I knew Obama was (is) trouble. Many others on this site and around the Internet refused to vote because McCain/Romney wasn’t their first (second, third) choice. Could it be that we’ve suffered through...
  • Berning Love

    05/04/2016 10:33:47 AM PDT · by lafroste · 10 replies
    email | 5/4/16 | email
    This is classic. I received this email today. Lets play with them FRiends... YUGE news! We are excited to announce that BernieSingles.com has been selected to be featured in a documentary about primary season romance, Berning Love. The producers of Berning Love are searching for members of the Bernie revolution to participate in filming. Are you a Bernie supporter in the DC area who is looking for love or already found it? Have you ever bonded over Bernie in your love life? Help us show the world one more way this movement is unlike any other this election season. If...
  • Anonymous takes down Black Lives Matter website to make point that 'All Lives Matter'

    05/03/2016 9:31:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mary-Ann Russon
    Ghost Squad, a hacking group spawned from the Anonymous hacktivist collective, claims it took down the official websites of the Black Lives Matter movement on 29 and 30 April in a protest against actions taken by some of the campaign's supporters. According to Waqas Amir, a cybersecurity journalist based in Dubai and founder of HackRead, Ghost Squad conducted a series of persistent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against the official websites of the Black Lives Matter movement, beginning on Friday 29 April. The DDoS attacks caused the web host for blacklifematters.org to completely suspend the domain, while the blacklivesmatter.com...
  • The Cruz/Rush/National Review strategy - (vanity post)

    05/03/2016 9:35:40 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 89 replies
    I think that I now understand that Cruz and Rush and even the National Review have all been on the same page with a strategy that is about to fail. Let Trump knock out all the other candidates and then Cruz can knock out Trump. It might have worked if Cruz had been more likable but he's Godawful. I've had reservations about Trump from the beginning, but if Phyllis Schlafly's on board, so am I. If Trump morphs into some kind of typical liberal after he becomes president, we'll fire him
  • (vanity) - breast cancer diagnosis

    05/03/2016 9:09:35 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 68 replies
    me | 5/3/16 | me
    Yes, got the call for my biopsy; it is cancer.
  • Game of Thrones S06E02 Discussion Thread

    05/02/2016 6:59:21 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 49 replies
    5/2/16 | mahtin
    Discuss amongst yerselves.
  • Gallup: Ted Cruz Now Most Unfavorable Candidate – Down 16 Points to Trump

    04/30/2016 6:31:44 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 30th, 20165/1/2016 | Jim HoftMissannie
    Ted Cruz’s lies, backroom deals, voting record, and partnerships with the Establishment are starting to catch up with him. His lies are becoming more and more apparent. For example, we posted a video compilation of Ted Cruz’s lies about Donald Trump’s positions. We have also posted how Ted Cruz has deceived the voters by claiming he was against immigration when he was pushing for it, including of Muslims. We have posted proof of Ted Cruz, in Congress, trying to push for increases in H1-B Visas, while claiming he was against those increases. This is just a tiny drop in the...
  • Human Extinction Isn't That Unlikely

    04/30/2016 2:25:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 94 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | ROBINSON MEYER
    “A typical person is more than five times as likely to die in an extinction event as in a car crash,” says a new report.Nuclear war. Climate change. Pandemics that kill tens of millions. These are the most viable threats to globally organized civilization. They’re the stuff of nightmares and blockbusters—but unlike sea monsters or zombie viruses, they’re real, part of the calculus that political leaders consider everyday. And according to a new report from the U.K.-based Global Challenges Foundation, they’re much more likely than we might think. In its annual report on “global catastrophic risk,” the nonprofit debuted a...
  • Sheriff Clarke Eviscerates Hillary Clinton’s ‘Gangs Are Like Families’ Comment

    04/28/2016 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Liberty Alliance ^ | 4/27/16 | Liberty Alliance
    Sheriff David Clarke may soon win the moniker of “America’s Sheriff” away from Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he continues spinning these gems. Sheriff Clarke recently appeared on Fox News’ Hannity Show to discuss some comments made by Democrat presidential frontrunner and possible soon-to-be felon, Hillary Clinton. Earlier this week during a campaign stop in Connecticut, Clinton was attempting to connect with a voter who discussed his violence-filled past when she said some pretty ridiculous things. u said something that is so important for people to hear. You know, joining a gang is like having a family. It’s feeling like you’re...
  • SHOCKING News The Cause Of Death For Singer Prince Was Full Blown AIDS!

    04/28/2016 11:01:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    TNNRaw ^ | April 28, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    SHOCKING News The Cause Of Death For Singer Prince Was Full Blown AIDS! video only on link
  • Awkward: MSNBC Skips Chris Matthews’s Wife Suffering Huge Loss in Maryland Congressional Race

    04/27/2016 11:31:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | April 27, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    Among the more intriguing results from Tuesday’s primary contests, the crowded race to fill the heavily-Democratic Eighth Congressional District in Maryland featured none other than the wife of Hardball host Chris Matthews whose candidacy included accusations that the couple leveraged their coziness with the D.C. and Hollywood elite for campaign donations. Unfortunately, MSNBC made no mention of this race during their live results coverage when polls closed at 8:00 p.m. Eastern until 1:00 a.m. Eastern and along with the MSNBC personality being absent from the coverage due the the campaign but, most importantly, that Kathleen Matthews finished in third.
  • Should Trump & Cruz be taking sides in Senate primaries? [vanity]

    04/27/2016 2:02:28 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Up to this point I think it may have been problematic if you had states where Trump & Cruz were 40/40. So linking yourself to a national campaign may have had alienated all the cruzers or Trumpsters. Like Stutzman or Todd Young (Indiana) could hitch themselves to one campaign. Why doesn't Trump and Cruz both endorse Stutzman?
  • Nate Silver officially loses it, predicts Zuckerberg-Petraeus ticket

    04/26/2016 5:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | April 25, 2016
    Nate Silver was a once respected pollster. His polls were accurate a lot of the time, though they always had a left wing bias. Now, Silver has completely lost it, predicting a Mark Zuckerberg-David Petraeus ticket. Not only does Silver predict such a ridiculous idea as a presidential ticket, he also claims that Zuckerberg-Petaeus would win 428 Electoral College votes.(GRPHIC-AT-LINK)Earth to Nate Silver, Mark Zuckerberg isn’t even 35 years old yet and therefore not eligible to be President of the United States. What dope Nate Silver is smoking, I’d like to get my hands on some. This guy has completely...
  • Voting for Hillary? It could be that you are just suffering from low testosterone.

    04/26/2016 5:22:35 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 8 replies
    (Vanity) | 26 April 2016 | areukiddingme1
    <p>I have talked to a lot of friends of mine and their friends, most retired military and almost all of the men say that there is NO "F'n" way they could ever vote for Hillary. The FEW men I have encountered that say they are voting for Hillary are not what I would consider someone that I would want to have my back if the fhit ever hit the san. Most of these guys have no clue which end is the working end of a hammer.</p>
  • Lena Dunham promises to move to Canada if Trump wins

    04/25/2016 10:16:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Hill's In The Know Blog ^ | April 25, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Lena Dunham is the latest celebrity to say she’ll hightail it out of the country if Donald Trump is elected president. “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will,” Dunham told Andy Cohen at the Matrix Awards on Monday. “I know a lovely place in Vancouver and I can get my work done from there.” The star and creator of HBO’s “Girls” has been a prominent supporter of Hillary Clinton. She has campaigned with the Democratic front-runner throughout the 2016 race.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!! (Week of 4-25-16)

    04/24/2016 6:28:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 4-25-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • "Game of Thrones" intro done in 90s TV on VHS style

    04/24/2016 1:36:18 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/24/16 | marty
    It is to LOL
  • L.A. Diary: Stoners for Trump, and a Case of ‘Cruz-mentum’

    04/22/2016 5:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 21, 2016 | Michael Potemra
    When I was a lad, I very much enjoyed the comedy of Cheech & Chong. Tonight, at the Novo by Microsoft theatre in downtown Los Angeles, I got to see them live. Their humor comes from a gentler, and now rather distant, time in our nation’s history, but only one of the many bits actually felt dated. Amid the drug-related and social-observation material came a genuine political surprise. An anti-Trump joke in the opening act fell a little flat, and a few minutes later, when the main act got under way, Cheech asked the audience, “Are there any Donald Trump...
  • Point Roberts (an American city stranded at the tip of a Canadian peninsula)

    04/22/2016 10:17:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 58 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | April 22, 2016
    The Convention of 1818 between Britain and America following the War of 1812 had a tough job to take on: determining the border between Canada and the United States. In an effort to avoid controversy and confusion caused by drawing the boundary based on watershed, the two countries agreed on a simpler solution: the 49th parallel. There were, of course, multiple problems that arose with this solution, including the fact that Vancouver Island was split in two by the imaginary line. The debate over whether the line of latitude should split the island in two or if it should be ignored,...
  • Snokeback Mountain: LBGT politics will destroy Star Wars

    04/21/2016 3:51:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    reddit.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | TheKnightShift27
    So word is trickling out that the next Star Wars movie will be “different” somehow. More daring. Doing things that have never been done in a Star Wars film before. We know the score. We can figure things out. A lot of us can read between the lines, in light of what has been transpiring lately throughout the entertainment and media industries. It means that there is going to be a homosexual relationship in Episode VIII. Abrams said it was coming. It's the way of things now, it seems, that everything be charged with the LBGT agenda. And now it...
  • Xubuntu 16.04 released!

    04/21/2016 1:23:06 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 17 replies
    xubuntu.org ^ | 4/21/16 | marty
    The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 16.04. Xubuntu 16.04 is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release and will be supported for 3 years. The final release images are available as Torrents and direct downloads from http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/ As the main server will be very busy in the first few days after release, we recommend using the Torrents wherever possible.
  • Trump, Cruz, Clinton Hit Time 100 Most Influential List

    04/21/2016 12:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2016 | Joe Crowe
    Two Republican presidential candidates and both Democratic candidates are on Time Magazine's list of The 100 Most Influential People of 2016. The magazine placed them and other notable American politicians from both parties among a list of artists, athletes, world leaders, and celebrities. They are on the list because, according to the magazine, "they each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke a record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what they're capable of." "To expect Donald Trump to conform to the 'norms' of business and politics is like expecting a square peg to fit in a...
  • If Trump is a raging King Don then Clinton is that scary, cold-blooded monster, Hill-Zilla.

    04/20/2016 5:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 2, 2016 | Piers Morgan
    There’s a new movie currently in the works at Warner Brothers which will pitch two legendary monsters against each other: King Kong and Godzilla. King Kong, of course, was a gigantic, snorting, chest-beating gorilla which never felt a single shred of empathy for anyone in its life and was viewed, depending on who you ask, as either a rampaging monster or an anti-hero. Godzilla was a pre-historic, roaring, very strategic, fire-breathing lizard-like cross between a gorilla and a whale which saw itself as a driving force to restore balance to nature wherever that balance is disrupted – saving the world...
  • McDonald's tests smaller Big Macs, which kind of defeats the purpose of a Big Mac

    04/20/2016 3:25:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    AOL Lifestyle ^ | April 20, 2016 | Clint Rainey, Grub Street
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pushing pause on that mission to simplify, McDonald's has moved in the other direction and unleashed a whole family of different-size Big Macs. Yesterday, the original size was joined by smaller and larger extremes in two test markets, Dallas and central Ohio. Columbus Business First reports the trio will remain on store menus until June 6, at which point the chain will see how customers reacted. At the more petite end is the new Mac Jr., a single-layer sandwich supposedly designed to be easier to eat, although the menu has six plain, smaller-size burgers already. The largest size has been...
  • A Call to Reality and Cruz's Chances EVEN On a Second Ballot

    04/20/2016 8:54:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 98 replies
    Opinion ^ | 20 Apr 16 | Xzins
    Most news services are reporting that Ted Cruz currently has 559 delegates after gaining zero in yesterday's New York primary. With 1237 the goal, it is clear that Ted Cruz can no longer win on the first ballot at the Republican Convention. He would need 678 delegates to reach 1237 and only 620 delegates remain. Obviously, that is impossible. That would be 109% of what remains, and that is a mathematical impossibility. A good guess of how many additional delegates Cruz will gain between now and June 8 is 209. That would give him a total of 768 going into...
  • Susan Sarandon Believes Bernie Is America's Best Shot At Eventually Getting A Female President

    04/19/2016 2:31:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Bustle ^ | April 18, 2016 | Rachel Simon
    If anything's for certain about Oscar-winning actor and longtime political activist Susan Sarandon, it's that when she has something to say, she doesn't hold back — whether it's about LGBT rights, the war in Iraq, or, as shown most recently, her support for Bernie Sanders. Sarandon is one of the Democratic candidate's most vocal celebrity backers, and even when her opinions have gotten her into some trouble — such as her recent comments implying she might vote for Donald Trump if he were the nominee opposite Hillary Clinton — she's refused to back down. In fact, when I talk to...
  • N.Y. Rep. Peter King: I’ll take cyanide if Cruz gets the nomination

    04/19/2016 1:41:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Dallas Morning News Trailblazers Blog ^ | April 19, 2016 | Christine Ayala
    New York Republican Rep. Peter King had harsh words for Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, as his home state votes on presidential candidates. “In case anybody gets confused, I’m not endorsing Ted Cruz. I hate Ted Cruz, and I think I’ll take cyanide if he got the nomination,” King told MSNBC. King previously slammed Cruz for his criticism of “New York values,” calling for any New Yorkers who vote for him to have their head examined. “I think you’re going to see Donald Trump scoring a big victory tonight,” he said....
  • CrazyRussianHacker, Plagiarist and DMCA abuser! #WTFU

    04/18/2016 1:24:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 17, 2016 | Thunderf00t
    So when I first made a video showing that CrazyRussianHackers idea about using dry ice for an air conditioner was basically suicidal, I really didnt think anything would come of it. Then recently he filed a DMCA takedown of my video. This resulted in a strike against my account and me losing access to certain features. Now thats a special brand of idiot who makes a video about a suicidal way to chill the air, then files a baseless copyright takedown of the only warning about how dumb that idea is. Especially against a guy like me who has a...
  • Why I Support Ted Cruz

    04/17/2016 10:40:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    In his 1944 opus “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” the philosopher Johnny Mercer provided some bracing imperatives that, rightly understood, explain why I am supporting Ted Cruz for the presidency of the United States. “You've got to accentuate the positive,” Mercer argued. Eliminate the negative Latch on to the affirmative Don't mess with Mister In-Between. Quite right. These imperatives, while not quite categorical, are sufficiently compelling to command our attention. Ted Cruz is the only candidate who accentuates the positive, who latches on to the affirmative. 1. Executive power. Even many ardent supporters of President Obama have been taken aback by his...
  • Trump May Soon Discover Independent Campaign Is His Only Option Left

    04/17/2016 5:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 17, 2016 | Red Jahncke, Special to the Sun
    What’s up with all of this after-the-fact complaining we’ve heard from Donald Trump in the wake of his recent losses to Senator Cruz? Yesterday, Mr. Cruz romped in Wyoming. Mr. Trump charged that the Texan had bought the delegates. A week earlier after Mr. Cruz swept Colorado, a Trump lieutenant accused the Cruz campaign of “Gestapo tactics.” The crusty solon from Texas is probably the senator the Republican Establishment most likes to dislike. Yet after the Mr. Cruz crushed the New Yorker 531,000 votes to 386,000 in the Wisconsin primary, Mr. Trump called him a “Trojan horse” for the Establishment....
  • Trayvon Martin Movie Coming to TV One

    04/17/2016 2:22:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CocoaFab ^ | April 14, 2016 | Staff
    In the new movie, A Mother’s Worst Nightmare, TV One will explore the murder of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. The network announced a new slate of 26 original movies at their Upfront presentation in New York City. Expectations for the movie will be high as the story explores one of America’s most controversial murders and trials. TV One says: A Mother’s Worst Nightmare is an urban true crime drama chronicling one of America’s most polarizing murder cases in recent history: the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American high school junior. The film centers on Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s...
  • Bernie Sanders’ illiberal supporters: Do they expect safe spaces everywhere?

    04/17/2016 1:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 17, 2016 | Alan Dershowitz
    As Bernie Sanders continues to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, the time has come to focus some of those who are most actively backing his candidacy. Most of those voting for Sanders are decent people who truly deserve to be called “progressives.” But among his most active supporters are hard left elements within organizations such as Black Lives Matter, CodePink and MoveOn who are more appropriately called repressives. Too many of them have too little tolerance for views different than their own. Traditional liberals who have made their home in the Democratic Party should be wary of these...
  • What happened to FR this morning?

    04/17/2016 12:36:14 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 45 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 16 APR 2016 | Self
    Anyone know what happened to the site this morning? A DDOS attack perhaps?
  • New Book Claims Americans Don’t Really Like Guns

    04/16/2016 8:05:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    nraila.org ^ | April 15, 2016
    Gun control supporters will no doubt be all aflutter about a new book that tries to validate one of their longtime favorite theories, while appearing to help their preferred presidential candidate appeal to anti-capitalist voters within the Democratic Party. The theory, which makes perfect sense to voters who believe that demand is driven by supply, is, as the Washington Post describes it, that “[g]uns in America were no big deal until big business made us love them.” The book, The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture, points its accusatory finger at the Winchester Repeating...
  • MULTIMEDIA: Why Trump Is No Longer a Safe Bet (Prediction markets)

    04/15/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Times Herald-Record ^ | April 15, 2016
    Businessman Donald Trump’s seemingly unstoppable presidential campaign might be losing its momentum. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s recent sweep in Colorado put up another speed bump in Trump’s path to the Republican nomination. While Trump claimed the Colorado outcome was “rigged” and “totally unfair,” his campaign is simply no longer winning all aspects of the race. Prediction markets are reacting to this latest hiccup for the Trump campaign. As the possibility of a contested convention in July looks more and more likely, Trump’s numbers have dipped. Prediction markets are where people bet on the possibilities of certain outcomes in politics, sports...
  • Is Ringo Starr Offended by the Lyrics to ‘Get Back’?

    04/15/2016 1:41:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/15/2016 | Matthew Walther
    It occurred to me the other day after I read that Ringo Starr is refusing to play a show in North Carolina because he wants to make himself relevant is feeling put out by the so-called bathroom bill banning men from women’s rooms: he must really regret having played drums on “Get Back.” I was surprised this morning to see that no has pointed this out yet. For those of you who don’t know the lyrics to The Beatles’s 17th American number-one single by heart, here are the last two verses: Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman But...
  • Muslims 'annoyed' by support for Trump, says Islamic scholar

    04/14/2016 6:16:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Doha (AFP) - A leading Islamic scholar has claimed Muslims are "annoyed" by the level of support among Americans for US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ali Qara Daghi, Secretary-General of the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), told AFP late Wednesday that Trump was also using "attacks on Islam" to try and secure his bid for the White House. "This is really annoying us so much that he has these levels of support," he said. "We do not want this for the American people or America, which was founded on democracy, freedom and pluralism. "His remarks are not...
  • Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time

    04/14/2016 11:57:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    gq.com | April 14, 2016 | JIM NELSON
    Linky only.
  • What It's Like to Have Ted Cruz as a Law Professor

    04/14/2016 12:51:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Cosmopolitan Magazine ^ | April 13, 2016 | As Told To Marissa Miller
    Though Donald Trump is still the front-runner, Senator Ted Cruz has gained momentum in the race to be the Republican nominee as he adds to his delegate count and brings in more and more endorsements (some from politicians who seem to truly support him, some from politicians who are simply #NeverTrump). Cruz made a name for himself with his efforts to shut down the government in 2013, and he's known for his conservative stances: He believes in limited government, opposes abortion and gun control legislation, wants to build a wall along the border of Mexico (yes, him too), and opposes...
  • Cruz Is a Safer General-Election Bet than Trump

    04/13/2016 9:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    The conventional wisdom is that though Ted Cruz can excite the conservative-activist base of the Republican party, he can’t beat Hillary Clinton in a general election. But the recent head-to-head polling tells a different story. Unless your name is George W. Bush, it’s tough to win 270 electoral votes without winning the popular vote. And Cruz is hanging in there against the Democratic front-runner. The RealClearPolitics average puts Clinton at 46.4 percent and Cruz at 43.9 percent; the most recent McClatchy-Marist survey has it a tie. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, the current Republican front-runner, hasn’t led Clinton in any national poll...
  • Twitter Website Down

    Uh-OH.... Twitter Website is down... Will the Trump Campaign Recover? Story @ 11
  • Trump: I only complain about the system being rigged in states where I have difficulty

    04/13/2016 6:24:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 13, 2016 | Allahpundit
    A perfect example of why it can be hard sometimes to dislike Trump. He may be a con artist but every now and then he’ll all but tell you that he’s conning you. There’s a certain integrity in that. Are you concerned that your state’s primary system is “rigged,” as Trump and his lackeys have spent the past week insisting about Colorado, and that democracy itself may hang in the balance? Well … hold that thought. Let’s see how he does delegate-wise there before forming any hasty conclusions. “Our Republican system is absolutely rigged. It’s a phony deal,” he said,...
  • Ted Cruz Bodyguards Speak Out, Reveal Cruz’s True Character

    04/13/2016 12:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Glenn Beck Radio ^ | April 13, 2016
    When Ted Cruz visited Glenn’s house on Tuesday, Glenn took the opportunity to thank Cruz’s security detail for the job they’re doing, keeping the presidential candidate safe. Then, he put them on the spot with a question only they could answer. “Is he the real deal behind the curtain?” Glenn asked. Having a personal security detail himself, Glenn is well accustomed to situations where the most private moments are on full display to bodyguards. Glenn elaborated during his radio program on Wednesday. “You want to know who I am, you talk to my security detail,” Glenn said. “They know me...
  • Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?

    04/13/2016 10:45:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies
    npr.org ^ | April 12, 2016 | John Burnett
    There is a pistol-packing revolution going on in America. Nearly 13 million Americans have permits to carry concealed handguns — triple the number just nine years ago — and that figure is low because not every state reports. It's puzzling that so many Americans are choosing to arm themselves at a time when the FBI tells us violent crime and property crime have been falling dramatically for two decades. In search of handgun permit holders, I drove out to the Texas Firearms Festival, an outdoor gun extravaganza held near Austin where firearms fanciers get to shoot everything they see. I'm...
  • Happy 17th FRirthday +1 to me!

    04/13/2016 9:35:14 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 53 replies
    3/13/16 | marty_f
    HAPPY FRirthday to me!
  • Yes Donald, Colorado Did Vote…On March 1st

    04/12/2016 5:05:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | Robert Eno
    * From 1912 to 1988, and since 2004, Colorado used the current system for delegate selection, with no preference vote binding. * Even in 1992, 1996, and 2004 delegates were bound by vote, but were free to vote conscience on second ballot.* In 2012, Santorum won the non-binding straw poll but Romney received more delegates at conventions.* A 2012 rules change at the RNC required any state that held a straw poll to bind their delegates, Colorado chose not to hold the straw poll, to enhance grass-roots participation. If you’ve been on the internet this morning, you’ve seen the scathing...
  • Colorado Crooks & Cronies for Cruz/Party RULES & their CO Delegates list

    04/12/2016 4:12:06 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    Everyone has already voiced their astonishment regarding the complete disenfranchisement of approximately 1,000,000 registered Republican voters in the State of Colorado. It is clear that the Colorado Republican Party has no interest in the voice of their constituents. The CO Republican Party rules for the delegation selection process and delegates are outlined at the source below. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/CO-R As you have seen, the GOP is extremely proud of their achievement to privatize the selection of a presidential candidate for Colorado. They have published the list of Colorado delegates in The Denver Post and other sources. Many of you may have friends...
  • Kasich rebukes Trump and Cruz as 'not worthy of the office'

    04/12/2016 2:17:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies
    Politico Blog ^ | 4-12-16 | Eliza Collins
    John Kasich delivered a lofty speech on Tuesday in which he implored voters to reject the dark visions of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, slamming their divisive policies and behavior as “not worthy of the office they are seeking.” The Ohio governor’s speech at the Women's National Republican Club in New York had all the trappings of a presidential affair, with “Hail to the Chief” piped into the room and American flags prominently placed behind him. But the rhetoric and setting was out of step with Kasich’s campaign success to date. He has only won one state so far –...
  • VANITY: Gonna burst... can't contain it anymore... must tell someone, ANYONE!

    04/12/2016 10:02:02 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 103 replies
    FreeRepublic | 4/12/2016 | Self
    So, my wife and I just celebrated our one year anniversary, and got each other the best present of all... we're having a baby! She's only 4-6 weeks along at this point, so we haven't told anyone yet. We want to wait about 3 more weeks until the first real checkup. But I can't wait that long to tell someone... anyone who will listen/read! We're going to the OB on 5/3 for a first appointment and to hear the heartbeat for the first time. I'm so excited to be a father. I'm happy we did everything we could to start...