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Posts by exDemMom

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  • In 6 Months Since Budget Deal: Debt Up More Than $1 Trillion

    05/02/2016 7:16:25 PM PDT · 4 of 53
    exDemMom to xzins

    Oh, dear, I think debt growth has reached an exponential phase.

    We don’t have much of a chance to turn this ship around—if anyone can do it, it would be someone like Trump.

  • Cruz's faltering campaign shows the risks of depending on a few wealthy donors

    05/02/2016 7:14:42 PM PDT · 61 of 72
    exDemMom to catnipman

    I think that when people want “campaign finance reform,” it is because of situations like this.

    Who believes that Cruz is *not* bought and paid for? And that he *won’t* do the bidding of powerful interests?

  • "Keep your hate speech off our campus!" [Plus Encore]

    05/02/2016 6:07:33 PM PDT · 23 of 29
    exDemMom to beaversmom

    Her parents must be *so* proud of her. The fat yelling one, I mean.

  • Why has FR turned on Cruz?

    05/02/2016 2:56:31 PM PDT · 89 of 379
    exDemMom to bassmaner

    For me, it was simply a matter of getting to know him. He has made me realize that he is first and foremost a lawyer, and he seeks wins the way lawyers do—through clever manipulation of language rather than on any factual basis.

    It does not matter that his “win” in CO was technically by the rules: it looked bad and it reinforced my opinion that lawyers do not care about the truth as much as being clever when it comes to winning. Not everything that is technically legal is right or moral. The fact that he used that “win” to paint Trump supporters as stupid and incompetent only made it worse.

    I do not, and never have, gratuitously insulted someone just because I happen to support someone else—and I do not think that most of the Trump supporters here have done that to Cruz. I do, however, point out exactly what I see the issues are.

    Cruz behaves the way I have seen scammers behave before—for instance, with his slogan “TrusTED.” If a person can’t convince me to trust him without telling me over and over, then he probably is NOT trustworthy.

    The bottom line is, we do not need another lawyer president. There is no way to convince me that another lawyer is going to be any different than the lawyers we’ve already had as president. We need someone else... someone with executive experience.

  • Why Zimbardo’s Prison Experiment Isn’t in My Textbook

    05/02/2016 1:13:40 PM PDT · 11 of 23
    exDemMom to beaversmom

    I’ve seen this “experiment” discussed elsewhere, often by writers who are completely convinced that the exercise actually revealed something about human nature.

    My intuition insists that this “study” is bogus, for a number of reasons. I am glad to see some of the reasons spelled out as to why this is so.

    A difficulty with psychological behavioral research is that it is hard to do a proper study with adequate controls. As a result, many studies that are published are not reproducible. Add to that the fact that people exhibit a range of behaviors in various circumstances—making it impossible to say that any specific behavior is characteristic for a specific situation.

    Psychological research *can* give valid results, but only if the study is extremely carefully designed.

  • (Public Education) ... French Teacher Fired for Not Being Able to Speak French

    05/02/2016 11:22:46 AM PDT · 103 of 108
    exDemMom to SaveFerris

    I love French. I took it for three years in high school, spent my senior year in France, and later worked as a French translator for three years. I’ve taken a few French classes in college, too.

    Unfortunately, it is easy to lose a language if you do not get much practice using it. Few people speak French around here.

  • Federally funded activist groups take part in anti-Trump May Day demonstration

    05/02/2016 8:56:46 AM PDT · 9 of 18
    exDemMom to rktman

    Liberals and progressives organize to protest Trump, yet there are still FReepers who insist (without providing evidence) that Trump is a liberal Democrat progressive?

    Doesn’t the fact that the left is throwing tantrums over soon-to-be President Trump provide enough evidence that Trump is actually the conservative he has shown us he is for the last few decades?

  • (Public Education) ... French Teacher Fired for Not Being Able to Speak French

    05/02/2016 8:51:25 AM PDT · 47 of 108
    exDemMom to dfwgator

    I started learning Dutch with Duolingo since it came free on my computer, and I thought it would be fun to try a non-Latin language for a change.

    Then I discovered that I need to learn some Korean, not Dutch. So I bought a Korean disc set... and have hardly any time to use it. And I plan to go to Korea in just a few months.

  • (Public Education) ... French Teacher Fired for Not Being Able to Speak French

    05/02/2016 8:47:29 AM PDT · 40 of 108
    exDemMom to exDemMom


    “ces écoles vont employer” should have been “ces écoles vont-elles employer.”

    Not that I expect many FReepers to catch that!

  • (Public Education) ... French Teacher Fired for Not Being Able to Speak French

    05/02/2016 8:44:06 AM PDT · 32 of 108
    exDemMom to DogByte6RER

    C’est un scandale. Ces malheureux enfants, qui pensaient qu’ils allaient apprendre le français, dont leur professeur ne parlait pas un mot!

    Eh bien, pour faire suivre, ces écoles vont employer des professeurs de calcul qui n’ont pas maîtrisé l’algèbre?

  • Examining Hillary’s so-called ‘experience’

    05/02/2016 8:06:47 AM PDT · 20 of 34
    exDemMom to Theodore R.
    People believe in Mrs. Bill, but many won’t say why.

    Being liberal is all about emotions and magical thinking. Supporting Hillary makes them feel all warm and fuzzy, and they can drop buzzwords all over because they are voting for someone based on a demographic and not on any qualifications.

    I would love to see elections take place in which people vote based on actual experience and qualifications, and not on feelings. So many problems would become solvable.

  • Mary Hopkin sings “Those Were The Days”, 1968 live performance (video)

    05/02/2016 7:17:02 AM PDT · 7 of 21
    exDemMom to simpson96

    Beautiful song, translated but still sounding so Russian!

  • Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

    05/02/2016 7:08:28 AM PDT · 27 of 41
    exDemMom to Tammy8

    My point exactly.

  • American couple recruiting for ISIS in Syria killed in airstrike

    05/02/2016 6:44:10 AM PDT · 16 of 56
    exDemMom to Fali_G
    Abu Isa al-Amriki and Umm Isa al-Amriki

    Now, there are a couple of good solid American names. I bet their ancestors lived right alongside my ancestors at the Massachusetts Bay colony. Mhm.

  • Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

    05/02/2016 6:37:41 AM PDT · 16 of 41
    exDemMom to artichokegrower

    Sure, the education system is lousy in Guatemala. The solution is not to allow illegals from Guatemala to squat in the US, but to work to improve access to education in Guatemala.

    I suggest we not only round up all the illegal alien Guatemalans, but also the liberals whining that we should pay to educate illegals and send them all to Guatemala. The liberals can go to poor rural areas and build schools and teach. This way, everyone wins—Guatemalans can get a better education and there are fewer illegal aliens and liberals in the US.

  • The Biggest Election Deception-current polling tells us nothing about who will win in November

    05/02/2016 6:26:24 AM PDT · 8 of 8
    exDemMom to a fool in paradise
    Donald Trump is an establishment Democrat running as an anti-establishment Republican.

    Huh? Do you mean to say that while Trump was busy building a multi-billion dollar empire and creating thousands of jobs while going on show after show talking about his conservative views, he was actually a Democrat politician? Which office was he elected to, and how did he keep that election a secret? How did he even have time for that?

  • The Biggest Election Deception-current polling tells us nothing about who will win in November

    05/02/2016 4:49:06 AM PDT · 2 of 8
    exDemMom to SJackson
    ...or whether its standard-bearer is an anti-establishment Republican like Trump or Cruz.

    Well... like Trump, anyway.

  • Cruz team has no big plans in Indiana today [vanity]

    05/02/2016 4:38:33 AM PDT · 29 of 125
    exDemMom to Stand Watch Listen

    I’m really looking forward to Ted reaching that last word on your list.

    It is past time he bows out. At this point, he is just wrecking whatever political career he may have had, and for what purpose? To give Hillary the presidency? He needs to get out now and let the beat Hillary phase of Trump’s campaign begin.

  • Michael Savage: Trump wrong about bathroom law

    05/01/2016 8:00:34 PM PDT · 9 of 45
    exDemMom to ObamahatesPACoal

    The issue is not whether anyone thinks that men belong in women’s bathrooms, but whether this is an issue that should be a focus of the president.

    No law is going to make women suddenly comfortable with men entering their bathrooms, and they will make it very clear that men are not welcome there, or in their locker rooms. This whole issue is nothing more than a red herring cooked up by liberals who are constantly looking for some issue to use as “proof” that conservatives are hateful and intolerant. Before liberals dreamed up this idea, did anyone ever even consider whether there are laws specifically to keep men out of women’s restrooms? I know it never crossed my mind! And I will leave a bathroom if I see a man there.

  • Chuck Todd gets HEATED with Ted Cruz on Meet The Press

    05/01/2016 7:51:39 PM PDT · 35 of 147
    exDemMom to hinckley buzzard
    but now I realize, Cruz isn't crazy, he's just shallow-- about an inch deep-- this is all he's got.

    He's in way over his head. Once upon a time, I thought he might be a competitive contender for president--but the more I learn about him, the less I can support him. He can't give any reason to vote for him, all he can do is complain about Trump. Meanwhile, Trump shows by his quick thinking and deft handling of the press that he is uniquely suited for the job.

    I think I first became aware of Trump's intellect when he gave out Lindsey Graham's (I think) cell phone number, and among people whining about that, someone thought to give out Trump's cell phone number to get even with him. Instead of whining and so forth, Trump recorded a message thanking people for their interest in his campaign and directing them to his website. It was brilliant!

  • Glenn Beck covers his face in Cheetos dust to mock Donald Trump

    05/01/2016 7:42:30 PM PDT · 12 of 54
    exDemMom to Trumpinator

    Glen Beck has definitely “lost it.” I feel for the guy. He’s had a tough childhood and had some real problems, and it seemed that he had everything under control when he started his radio program. He was really good at first.

    But in the last few years, he has become loopy. Fame breaks some people, and I think it broke him, as well.

  • Boycott the Pro Cruz article spammers

    05/01/2016 7:38:43 PM PDT · 176 of 217
    exDemMom to RaceBannon

    Seriously, tabloid pablum? I am supposed to decide a vote on one of the most important offices in the United States based on tabloid rumormongering from a source that isn’t even as credible as the National Enquirer?

    You have to do better than that. You have to produce actual evidence—like maybe testimony or statements taken from Epstein’s trial—that Donald Trump not only knew, but was complicit in Epstein’s criminal activity. None of that stuff from “gawker” shows that. No one becomes a criminal just because they know someone who turns out to be a criminal. Plus, you did not answer any of my questions and explain exactly how Trump supposedly is not conservative.

    Meanwhile, by looking at the candidates’ qualifications and comparing them to the “job description” for president as found in the Constitution, Trump not only looks like the best man for the job, but like our best bet for starting to undo the damage that decades of liberal lawyer presidents and congressmen have done to the country. Anyone else will just continue the destruction. I have grandkids to worry about—what kind of country will they have to face as young adults?

  • Boycott the Pro Cruz article spammers

    05/01/2016 11:13:35 AM PDT · 154 of 217
    exDemMom to cornfedcowboy

    Some are leaving, but others are realizing that Cruz is not everything that he made himself out to be.

    Cruz’s drop in poll numbers and the primary results have nothing to do with FreeRepublic. They are the result of voters seeing who the man really is.

  • Boycott the Pro Cruz article spammers

    05/01/2016 11:09:58 AM PDT · 152 of 217
    exDemMom to RaceBannon

    Thank you for your emotional anti-Trump diatribe.

    Now, please use factual terms that can be verified from reliable sources to answer the following:

    1) I see a conservative as someone who supports smaller government, greater personal freedom and responsibility, economic opportunity and growth, secure borders, and US sovereignty (among other things). In which of these areas is Trump not conservative, and in what way does he differ from the conservative position? Specifically, which of the policies that Trump has advocated during his campaign are not conservative?

    2) Conversely, a liberal is someone who wants absolute power at the top, who has no belief in people’s ability to make their own decisions, who wants to use the force of government to micromanage every aspect of people’s lives, including the food they eat, how they educate their children, the cars they drive, and where they live. When and how has Trump advocated for this kind of totalitarian leftist government? Which specific policies on Trump’s platform further the leftist agenda as briefly described here?

    3) Do you have any evidence that Trump was more than an acquaintance of Jeffrey Epstein, and, furthermore, that he aided and abetted Epstein’s crimes? For that matter, what evidence do you have that Trump was aware of Epstein’s crimes at the time they were committed? Furthermore, how does this tie into Trump’s conservative credentials or lack thereof?

  • Ted Cruz: Donald Trump could "encourage riots" in Cleveland if he doesn't win

    05/01/2016 9:21:07 AM PDT · 71 of 274
    exDemMom to miss marmelstein; dragonblustar
    I love the lower graphic. My husband loved it too. So funny.

    It makes me cringe, actually.

    Doesn't Carly Fiorina have any self-respect? Why would she take part in such a charade?

  • SURPRISE! Campus Noose Drawing Was Created By Black Students. NO CHARGES FILED For ‘Hate Crime'

    05/01/2016 8:06:39 AM PDT · 17 of 21
    exDemMom to rlmorel
    I am an opponent of “hate crimes”. I believe that laws on the books (and there are a lot of them) cover these types of things and should be used when needed.

    There are already plenty of laws on the books to cover criminal activity. Hate crime legislation was never anything more than political theater with a racist intent.

    It should go without saying that criminal acts are not based on feelings of love...

  • Glenn Beck’s Farewell Address to His 40 Laid-Off Troops… from His Pretend Oval Office

    05/01/2016 8:02:32 AM PDT · 14 of 101
    exDemMom to jdsteel

    Beck was breaking long before the presidential campaign season. His support of Cruz is a symptom, not a cause.

  • Glenn Beck’s Farewell Address to His 40 Laid-Off Troops… from His Pretend Oval Office

    05/01/2016 7:55:07 AM PDT · 10 of 101
    exDemMom to Wilderness Conservative

    I think Beck was originally a good man with a vision.

    However, some people are very sensitive to the pressure of public attention. It breaks them; they become parodies of their former selves. There is no shortage of broken people in show business: Rosie O’Donnell, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, etc. Adults are usually more resistant to the toxic effects of publicity, but they break, as well.

    I think Beck just plain broke.

  • Man follows woman into restroom after mistaking her for a man

    05/01/2016 7:50:08 AM PDT · 9 of 36
    exDemMom to Lorianne
    Not just hairy but the toes all crossed and splayed and weird lengths ... they were more like distorted paws ... yet the toenails were carefully manicured and painted.

    It was probably a woman who wears nothing but high heels, which does change the shape of the feet and legs over time. Eventually, women who wear nothing but high heels become unable to wear regular shoes because their feet and legs are so distorted.


    05/01/2016 7:44:35 AM PDT · 2 of 3
    exDemMom to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    Good, get them started early. By the time they finish high school, their food preferences will be known to the entire food industry and they will receive a deluge of email and junkmail aimed at their specific preferences.

  • As Americans Argue Over Which Bathroom to Use, 3 Nuclear Disasters are Unfolding Inside the US

    05/01/2016 7:41:01 AM PDT · 38 of 55
    exDemMom to Neoliberalnot

    You are welcome.

    I try to correct misinformation where I can. Scientific education is pathetic in this country, so misinformation abounds.

    I see that some of the other posters here also understand the science.

  • As Americans Argue Over Which Bathroom to Use, 3 Nuclear Disasters are Unfolding Inside the US

    05/01/2016 7:36:52 AM PDT · 37 of 55
    exDemMom to stanne
    Global warming is a theory which is treated like a fact, by some, a faith by others and a theory by others.

    Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is *not* a theory. A scientific theory is a conceptual framework that is developed to unify and explain the totality of observations made regarding a natural phenomenon.

    By definition, AGW is not a theory. It is, rather, a hypothesis. A hypothesis is a supposition made on the basis of an observation or group of observations, and it is informed by theory. In this case, AGW is a hypothesis formulated on the facts that 1) carbon dioxide has a broad absorbance/emittance band within the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum (in other words, it fluoresces in the infrared); 2) that heat is a result of infrared radiation; and 3) that human industrial processes are reintroducing carbon dioxide into the air that has been sequestered underground for thousands or millions of years.

    A hypothesis is testable; scientific experiments are designed around devising a test that either supports the hypothesis, or shows that the hypothesis is incorrect (or that the null hypothesis is correct). If a hypothesis is not supported by the experimental evidence, then the assumptions used to formulate the hypothesis should be revised.

    In the case of AGW, although experimental observations have not really supported the hypothesis, the assumptions underlying the hypothesis have not been appropriately revised.

  • As Americans Argue Over Which Bathroom to Use, 3 Nuclear Disasters are Unfolding Inside the US

    05/01/2016 7:21:31 AM PDT · 35 of 55
    exDemMom to IronJack

    Strontium is in the same family as calcium, and thus behaves chemically similar to calcium. That means it deposits in bones and other tissues that have high calcium content.

    And yes, this article is heavy on the vague fear-mongering.

  • As Americans Argue Over Which Bathroom to Use, 3 Nuclear Disasters are Unfolding Inside the US

    05/01/2016 7:17:00 AM PDT · 34 of 55
    exDemMom to disndat
    My trust in any federal agency telling the truth about this is zero. Especially the EPA.

    The pertinent point is not that a federal agency made a decision, but that they used relevant science to inform the decision.

    The EPA certainly deserves every word of criticism it gets when it makes and enforces policies based on political narratives. However, it should be supported when it makes decisions based on genuine science.

    Investigating cancer clusters just because they are clusters is a waste of taxpayer money (such investigations can cost millions). Anyone familiar with statistics knows that random distribution causes clusters and bare patches; random is not an even dispersal.

  • Boycott the Pro Cruz article spammers

    05/01/2016 7:03:26 AM PDT · 89 of 217
    exDemMom to PhiloBedo
    I’ve noticed 2nddivisionvet has quit his posting since last tuesday.

    I saw a post of his today. He seems to have toned down his over-the-top anti-Trumpism; his tag line is now "Either Cruz or Trump, but Hillary we must dump!"

  • Boycott the Pro Cruz article spammers

    05/01/2016 6:50:41 AM PDT · 83 of 217
    exDemMom to tennmountainman

    Indeed, it has been. We can focus on the issues instead of responding to the lies and meanness.

  • SURPRISE! Campus Noose Drawing Was Created By Black Students. NO CHARGES FILED For ‘Hate Crime'

    05/01/2016 5:48:35 AM PDT · 4 of 21
    exDemMom to grundle

    It doesn’t matter who wrote the words on a white board—they are just words and do not constitute a crime. Any sensible person (that is, someone who is not looking for a cause célèbre) could have easily erased the whiteboard without making a big fuss.

    My husband and I were listening to the radio Friday, and whoever was talking had a long list of these fake “hate crimes.” In some cases, people said that they were going to bomb and shoot black people—although threatening people *is* a crime, none of the threateners were charged since the investigations immediately revealed them to be black.

    Writing on a white board is not a crime, even if the writing is full of racist blather. Making threats against people is a crime, and should be treated as such regardless of the race of the person making the threats.

  • As Americans Argue Over Which Bathroom to Use, 3 Nuclear Disasters are Unfolding Inside the US

    05/01/2016 5:25:22 AM PDT · 5 of 55
    exDemMom to HomerBohn
    Samples taken during the study show everything from the deadly radioactive isotope, tritium, to elevated levels of salt, ammonia, and phosphorous.

    Tritium is a very low-energy emitter. Maybe in extremely high doses, it would be a problem, but trace amounts are hardly a worry. Tritium is the least worrisome radioisotope.

    ...however, according to an assessment by the New York Department of State as part of its Coastal Zone Management Assessment, contains a variety of radioactive elements such as strontium-90, cesium-137, cobalt-60, and nickel-63, and isn’t limited to tritium contamination.

    Okay, some of those are very high energy emitters, and can do quite a bit of physical damage, with death occurring at high levels of exposure. However, at low exposures, they are not a problem. And the blog does not say how much of each radioisotope was found; my guess is that only trace amounts, barely above the level of detection, were found. (Otherwise, they would cordon off the area until it could be cleaned up.)

    Unexpected increases were detected in 19 out of 20 major types of cancer. Thyroid cancer registered the biggest increase, going from 13 percent below the national average to 51 percent above.

    The problem with trying to say anything definitive based on "cancer clusters" is that, through random distribution alone, clusters happen. I read a few years ago that some agency (EPA, maybe) decided to no longer conduct investigations upon finding a disease cluster, since every investigation done to date had found the cluster due to random variability.

    In any case, tritium does not cause thyroid cancer. Strontium-90 can affect the thyroid, as can any radioactive form of iodine. Leukemia is a common cancer that develops after radiation exposure, since high doses of radiation damage and kill the rapidly growing cells in the bone marrow, which produce blood.

  • Boycott the Pro Cruz article spammers

    05/01/2016 5:06:00 AM PDT · 2 of 217
    exDemMom to Kudsman

    Since Jim has started giving pro-Cruz spammers forum vacations, I’ve noticed that the few Cruzbots left have really toned down. Oh, they still snipe and so forth, but they are much less nasty about it.

    The really nasty ones, you can always include Jim Robinson in your reply to them, and he might give them a forum vacation.

    It is nice to discuss the specifics of what we expect from Trump, instead of having to deal with Cruzbots claiming Trump is an anti-semitic woman-hating progressive.

  • Here's the problem with Ted Cruz, according to Donald Trump Jr.

    05/01/2016 4:28:04 AM PDT · 13 of 36
    exDemMom to octex
    Eric is strange and reminds me of Odo the shape shifter from the series ST:DS9.

    I've noticed that, too. It's the hair. He should consider something more attractive.

  • Bernie Sanders says conditions in Baltimore no better than North Korea, West Bank

    05/01/2016 4:23:28 AM PDT · 31 of 53
    exDemMom to Ken H
    Aren’t there a lot of clean, safe towns around Baltimore?

    I live about 40 miles from Baltimore, and my town is doing just fine.

  • The Link Between Mosquito Spraying and Autism

    04/30/2016 11:03:24 PM PDT · 4 of 76
    exDemMom to nickcarraway

    Many times, a correlation reflects some other factor that both parameters being measured have in common.

    In this case, there is spraying to stop an encephalitis virus infected mosquito, and there seem to be increased rates of autism. It could be a statistical artifact, or it could be that catching encephalitis from a mosquito while pregnant increases the risk of autism. And the spraying is done in those areas where there is encephalitis, hence the statistical correlation.

    A virus that causes encephalitis actually infects brain cells. When a virus infects cells, it changes them—they no longer function according to their original purpose. If those cells are brain cells, then they are destroyed. Such destruction during early development certainly could affect brain function for the rest of the person’s life.

  • Inside Cruz’s camp, confidence crumbles

    04/30/2016 10:56:04 PM PDT · 13 of 150
    exDemMom to Trump20162020
    ...noted that Cruz wouldn’t be eager to prolong a campaign he was convinced he couldn’t win.

    It has been apparent for some time now that he can't win. So why is he prolonging the campaign, anyway?

    I'm thinking that he is in denial.

  • I missed Cruz's VP announcement on Wednesday. (vanity)

    04/30/2016 6:54:34 PM PDT · 51 of 51
    exDemMom to Leaning Right
    I missed Cruz's big VP announcement on Wednesday as I was trying to train my cat to go out and fetch the mail. Big waste of time that was.

    Well, what did you expect? Cats aren't coordinated enough to stick the mailbox key into the lock and then turn it with their little paws! And even if you get your cat past that hurdle, how do you expect it to carry a pile of junk mail that is at least as large as the cat is?

  • Gallup: Ted Cruz Now Most Unfavorable Candidate – Down 16 Points to Trump

    04/30/2016 6:40:44 PM PDT · 7 of 31
    exDemMom to Sasparilla

    He had to keep telling you that he is trusTED, because there is nothing he can do to actually show you his trustworthiness.

    He even has the oily smooth voice that many con artists cultivate.

    Nope, can’t trust him a bit.

  • Cruz wins majority of delegates at Virginia convention

    04/30/2016 6:32:29 PM PDT · 7 of 48
    exDemMom to Innovative

    Is this another primaryless “win”? What is really going on here?

  • Ted Cruz is hiding plenty of bad things

    04/30/2016 6:28:45 PM PDT · 37 of 72
    exDemMom to DaxtonBrown
    Transgenders in girls restrooms?

    Do you know that this entire issue was fabricated?

    Before the left decided to obsess on this nonsense that men can be women merely by saying so, and that these men should be legally allowed to use women's restrooms, society had decided in very clear fashion that men are not welcome in women's restrooms, period. And that has not changed, regardless of some stupid liberals deciding to make laws to specifically allow men into women's restrooms. (Where there laws against it? I have no idea, actually.) Do these new laws make women suddenly accept men in their restrooms, and make men feel comfortable going into women's restrooms? No. Regardless of leftist posturing, the culture has not changed in that regard.

    This whole issue was fabricated so that leftists would have another reason to complain about supposed conservative intolerance and bigotry. Trump is smart enough to see through it. That's why his reaction, when asked about it, was to wonder why is this even an issue?

    Don't judge Trump as being liberal just because he refused to fall for a liberal trap the way too many conservatives do. Conservatives always lose by falling for liberal traps; Trump is not a loser.

  • The final rebuke of Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 4:11:38 PM PDT · 56 of 119
    exDemMom to RedWulf
    If you can't tell the difference between a communist like Hillery or Obama and a capitalist like Trump then you might need to see your doctor about that.

    I'm not the one calling Trump a "progressive."

    I know what the various terms mean, quite well. I've listened to more than my fair share of communist and progressive propaganda. Once you account for the cultural differences between the USSR and the US, the difference between the two becomes a matter of terminology, not substance.

  • The final rebuke of Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 4:05:40 PM PDT · 47 of 119
    exDemMom to Balding_Eagle

    Awesome! Now, if a few other former candidates would only do the same.

    At this point, Cruz is just a spoiler. He might as well just announce that he’s pushing for Hillary.

  • The final rebuke of Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 4:02:28 PM PDT · 39 of 119
    exDemMom to exnavy
    Remember, the progressive movement started in the republican party.

    No. "Progressive" is, and always has been, a synonym for "communist." To my knowledge, the Republican party has never promoted any communist agenda.

    Democrats sometimes became Progressives and went back to the Democrat party. Communists would use the Progressive party as a means to conceal their true ideology. While there were Republicans who went to the Progressive party, they were far leftists who probably did not belong to the Republican party.

    I do not know how you come to the belief that Donald Trump is either a progressive or a liberal. No one can do what Trump did by being liberal or worse. When liberals get rich, it is usually by some means other than building a business.