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  • Rahm Emanuel has 'very good' meeting with Trump in New York on immigration

    12/07/2016 2:37:08 PM PST · 63 of 84
    Fishtalk to Sacajaweau

    Oh I think they know it.

  • Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

    12/07/2016 4:47:53 AM PST · 3 of 176
    Fishtalk to UKrepublican

    If they had picked anyone else it would be a sin.

  • YOUTUBE: DFU Christmas 2016 Sing-Along - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

    12/05/2016 3:50:56 PM PST · 21 of 21
    Fishtalk to doug from upland

    Big like

  • Laughing At Liberals As They Lose Their Minds

    12/05/2016 3:28:19 PM PST · 20 of 35
    Fishtalk to Kaslin

    Loved every word of this. Just a great social media writer.

  • Nancy Pelosi Calls Ben Carson ‘Disturbingly Unqualified’

    12/05/2016 9:42:45 AM PST · 51 of 144
    Fishtalk to Thibodeaux

    I spent many hours in Nancy’s compAny as a child. My father built her house I Baltimore’s Little Italy.

    She was a real brat...the stories I could tell.

    Nancy D’alesandro.

  • U.S. Set to Take Refugees Rejected by Australia

    12/05/2016 8:47:32 AM PST · 14 of 71
    Fishtalk to Dick Bachert


    Therein is the problem.

    Those people allowing this ARE NOT UPHOLDING THE LAW TO PROTECT OUR BORDERS! Which stops where the buck stops, on the president’s desk.

    You can believe Obama and his buddies are getting money for letting these people in.

    But never mind, your point THE REPUBLICANS WRITE A LETTER?!?!?!?

    You got that awful Emmanuel guy getting all puffed up and declaring Chicago a sanctuary city...WHAT RIGHT DOES THIS GUY HAVE TO OPEN MY COUNTRY UP TO JUST ANYONE???

    Soon enough Jeff Sessions will be the AG and maybe some of these people can be arrested.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 3:45:17 PM PST · 303 of 317
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!


  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 3:40:44 PM PST · 301 of 317
    Fishtalk to bray

    Really. And to get to 301.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 3:38:47 PM PST · 300 of 317
    Fishtalk to Lazamataz

    If Free republic had a LJKE button, I’d give this a thumbs up.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 1:10:39 PM PST · 277 of 317
    Fishtalk to zeugma

    You may have the last word.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 12:00:22 PM PST · 270 of 317
    Fishtalk to kabar

    Anyway, I could only reply quickly earlier Cousin Mike because I only had the Kindle.

    I remember Communist versus Nationalist China, at least as we called them back in the day.

    And I do recall the endless debates about recognizing Red China. It was a common sense thing and I recall being in favor of recognizing Red China.

    Seems Taiwan is still around but it seems mostly symbolic by this point in time.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 11:57:31 AM PST · 269 of 317
    Fishtalk to zeugma

    There’s one in every crowd.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 9:39:03 AM PST · 253 of 317
    Fishtalk to kabar

    Fascinating read.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 8:38:25 AM PST · 208 of 317
    Fishtalk to Son House

    I watched Chuck Todd carry on about accepting that phone call from Taiwan.

    Again, this Lamestream (and Chuck Todd is about as modern lying media as it comes) media is yapping about something Americans have little concern for.

    Most Americans don’t know Taiwan from Taipai and consider it common courtesy for Trump to have accepted a call from the President of Taiwan.

    But Todd and his brethren got to get all breathy and demand, DEMAND I TELL YOU, that Trump admit that talking to the Taiwan president was a mistake.

    Again, something not even on the mind of 99.99% of the Americans who elected Trump.


  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 8:29:13 AM PST · 197 of 317
    Fishtalk to onyx


    I just got to think about this.

    Thanks for posting.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 7:25:22 AM PST · 135 of 317
    Fishtalk to Buttons12

    Well hello Buttons.

    And yes, you are absolutely correct.

    Rest that I am very guarded about Beelow-although again, understand that I have known this guy for over three years now-and his taking care of me. As I so inartfully put it.

    Understand that he does pay rent. He pays $500 a month cash plus he must give me $500 a month in labor. So this “taking care of me” is more blowing leaves and mowing lawn. Something he’s been doing for quite a while but I had to pay him for it...and also I paid Beelow to mow the lawn at daughter’s house, sitting forlorn and empty. But I HAD to take care of it. Cost me $125 to get both lawns mowed. Couple hundred for leaves..... Heh, Beelow’s rent money probably came from me.

    He doesn’t really do much else for me but he did send over some kind of Guatamalan meat thing they had for Thanksgiving. I sent them pumpkin pie figuring they maybe don’t have pumpkin pie in Guatamala.

    But this fellow is not going to come into my life and treat this hurting and abused mother very nice and take my money. However, know that it’s crossed my mind.

    Oh and he also is going to take care of my dogs when I go away. THAT also costs me a fortune.

    I am really quite fond of those people perhaps I am a little embarrassed to say. And Beelow is a sweetheart. He’s 31 years old, always working. His kids work too, around the yard I see them all the time..

    But I got open eye and cynical mind on the issue at hand.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 5:33:55 AM PST · 42 of 317
    Fishtalk to 9YearLurker
    Ann Coulter has correctly identified, is not letting the 30 million illegals here currently stay to become the leftist voters they were intended to.

    Since I've come to know a few of these "illegals"-allowed in by OUR politicians and their failure to not only enforce the borders but by that very bad idea of creating sanctuary cities-I wouldn't classify them as an automatic leftist voters.

    Remember I have known Beelow for over three years now. He used to take care of my lawn and yard , which he still does but it's part of his rent.

    I have met his co-workers, even his boss who is evidently hiring these people whether they are legal or not. I do not consider them leftists at all.

    I am going to take Beelow to the local Sussex county GOP meeting and help things along by showing them the conservative way, the America that is wonderful.

    Bear in mind these people are NOT afraid of work.

    Beelow is coming over today to watch the Ravens game today with me. I told him all about FreeRepublic so maybe I will "introduce" him. Bout time he learns football as yesterday he had me watching soccer, of all things.

    He's got that house covered with Christmas lights, it is just so beautiful you can see it from the highway. You don't know how I tear up when I step outside and look at that house, all clean and cared for, all the big porch pillars, even the trees in the yard, covered with Christmas lights, so beautiful.

    I do not believe they are the enemy at all. I believe that with some attention and maybe some kind of plan, these people can be assimilated quite easily, and as conservative.

    Most important at first, build a wall and get rid of sanctuary cities. THERE'S YOUR PROBLEM.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 December 2016

    12/04/2016 5:14:14 AM PST · 20 of 317
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Morning AB, All. As always, thank you AB for doing this thread every week, so reliably. Thanking Bray for weekly wisdom and thanking all yon commenters for your input which helps flesh it all out for me.

    First I want to discuss Cuba. Yes I was very much alive during the Cuban missile crisis and remember it well. At that time it was Kruschev in Russia. But here’s what I don’t understand and yon reader’s input is most welcome. So Russia puts a bunch of missiles in Cuba, aimed right at the United States. JFK, the only Democrat president really worth anything and even at that he was a runaround and he betrayed many with that Bay of Pigs disaster, stared Russia down and they moved the missiles. At least as I understand. I think another commenter corrected me on this last week so please explain further.

    Anyway, since then, here’s what I don’t understand. Castro has supposedly controlled that country for yay these many years. By my estimate that’s over 60 years.

    Do you mean in no way those people couldn’t have gathered weapons and somehow, some way, overthrown that turd? Now I understand the Bay of Pigs was such an attempt but come on, that was over 50 years ago. So this mean man jails innocent people, tortures and mistreats and nobody on this planet earth could help these people? And if Russia is behind all this, why? What is Russia getting by propping up Cuba and the awful Castros?

    I am very interested in this new DNC position and Lord I hope the Dems pick that awful Keith Ellison. Everyone knows he’s a born-again Muslim, a nothing burger like so many of them are. He will destroy the Democratic party and I like that.

    How about that awful woman who duked it out with Kellyanne Conway, always calling Trump voters racists, all the time, Lord it gets old.

    I really admire Kellyanne Conway. I know they hate her because she’s a quite successful conservative woman.

    And finally, on a personal note, I have new tenants in the house I formerly bought my horrible daughter, I shall never speak a word to her again in my life.

    His name is Beelow-Delfido Vasquez. He has three beautiful children plus a stepson from his wife’s first marriage.

    He says he is legal but frankly I don’t know his story. He has signed a lease with me and they have been perfectly wonderful, fixing up that house, putting in new appliances, and TAKING CARE OF ME.

    Beelow and I, we talk. It ain’t easy but he speaks enough English we get by and hey, do not forget that yours truly speaks a bit of Spanish. AND MY DOG’S NAME IS BLANCA!

    Hey people, my priest is from India, my tenants are from Guatamala and the people who do my nails are from Vietnam.

    If that ain’t diverse, what is?

    Beelow is very, very religious, attending church in Georgetown, Spanish services where he says “thousands” of hispanics attend. He told me he loves Donald Trump because he is against abortion. Well Beelow didn’t use the word “abortion” but he held his belly as if pregnant.

    Heh. This is how we talk sometimes, in sign language.

    He told me America is the greatest country on earth, God loves America, then he begins to cry a bit “My kids will ALWAYS be American,” he says through his tears and I must cry too.

    I told Beelow he will never be deported, that I am going to teach him English, (especially his wife who’s been here ten years and can barely speak English). And nobody will ever touch those kids over my dead body.

    And they all love dog Blanca.

    Hey, it was American politicians who dreamt up these Sanctuary cities. And if people from Mexico or even Guatamala take advantage of that offer, THEY ARE NOT THE BAD GUYS!

    WE elected those politicians who opened our borders and allowed those people in. Sure we were busy living our lives and raising our kids but it happened.

    And if you all think Donald Trump is going to deport Beelow and his family, probably the hardest working guy on the planet with the most well-behaved kids who also are out working, yes they are, the youngest worker is six years old, y’all need to think again.

    I can see the sight bytes now, cute little Jody screaming for his mother as the ICE people take her away. People, it’s not going to happen. I believe that Beelow came here with his parents when he was a young teenager. They call them the dreamers. It wasn’t his fault, not Beelow’s fault. He went with his family. Hell if my family moved to Guatamala when I was a young teen I’d have to move with them too.

    The better solution to this matter, yon readers, is to figure out a way to make Beelow, and his wife, legal. He tells me, gently, that Americans are very lazy, it always surprises him.

    Well my daughter worked at the same chicken plant Beelow works at. She lasted three nights then quit for the smell of poop.

    Anyway, carry on. You may rant and rail at me daring to speak and be kind to an immigrant. But if you really want America to be great again, you will calmly consider a fair solution to matters like Beelow, get them legal, and close the damn border. Then throw out the nuts making those illegal sanctuary cities! THAT’S THE PROBLEM.

  • The Great Scandinavian Musk Ox War

    11/30/2016 10:45:15 PM PST · 6 of 16
    Fishtalk to Graybeard58

    I did too. Best I can figure, I’m as nuts as you.

  • Anti-Trump Forces Planning 'All Out' Legal Assault on Electoral College (lawsuits in 29 states)

    11/30/2016 2:17:05 PM PST · 160 of 223
    Fishtalk to All

    You kinda gotta feel sorry for these people, trying to generate a maelstrom and unable to do so.

    They tried to make the KKK something we should all be in terror of. They sent protestors out that we all watch them on TV and pity them their anger. They got that awful Jill Stein woman, awful, awful woman....along with Bernie Sanders, both paid off, but they bribed and cajoled and paid $15 an hour to protest.

    Now whatever the hell THIS thing is, filing a gazillion lawsuits.

    This is all to keep fomenting the election, to keep America-and the rest of the world I must add- thinking that they are most very angry about Trump as next president.

    But heh, the Carrier people are staying, and almost best of all, the thing that really makes me smile....I LOVE TRUMP AND HIS TWEETS!!!

    These are people just doing whatever to keep the world and most of the idiots in this country believing we are just so unhappy with Trump, with our electoral system.

    And up and coming we have the Christmas season and no one shall pay attention to them. After the first of the year everyone will look puzzled and ask where did these people come from?

    Yes, it’s getting close to pathetic.

    Meanwhile, I’m hearing millions planning on showing up at inauguration.

  • Trump invites Romney back for follow-up interview

    11/28/2016 2:18:18 PM PST · 55 of 122
    Fishtalk to BP2


  • They said despicable things about the Obamas but say they’re not racists. Yes, they are

    11/27/2016 5:44:14 PM PST · 42 of 60
    Fishtalk to headstamp 2

    Surely you cook them first? Had an artichoke once, recall leaves in melted butter. Recall delicious.

    Only once,. Sad.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 November 2016

    11/27/2016 3:40:01 PM PST · 181 of 206
    Fishtalk to tarheelswamprat

    What can I say but BINGO!????

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 November 2016

    11/27/2016 12:28:47 PM PST · 164 of 206
    Fishtalk to All

    I got to get this in about that Romney nomination.

    Kellyanne is out and about today, saying all she is receiving is grief about that nomination, that it’s not her, goodness.

    Although she sure made some good points, like Romney not only bad mouthing Trump but how he never had a single good thing to say about him.

    One of the round table pundits speculated that having Kellyanne out and telling the world about how despised Romney is is a way of pressuring Romney to withdraw his name from consideration.

    I don’t know what Trump was thinking when he called Romney in for consult. Either it’s a show or Trump thinks he’s still on Celebrity Apprentice.

    I cannot stand Romney and if Trump appoints him my Secretary of State I shall not be happy.

    Not that I can do anything about it, but I will not be happy and Trump will forever have lost some of my confidence in him.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 November 2016

    11/27/2016 8:40:48 AM PST · 121 of 206
    Fishtalk to Cboldt why don’t Kellyanne and/or the Donald just repeat this every time they are asked a stupid and silly question about Donald turning his business over to a blind trust?

    The way the Dems are setting this up, anybody who is in private business will not be able to run for an elected office unless they give up their business.

    Which is what putting it in a blind trust is about the same thing.

    Then only those who “made” their riches as a public elected representative will be able to hold office.

    Well that’s their plan, ain’t it?

    Why don’t one of those Republican speaking heads SAY THIS?

    Did you know in the state of Delaware if you call someone FAT they can get a restraining order against you?

    Yeah, it’s called Humiliation and those stupid people we elected actually voted for this. And after a restraining order you must, by federal law, turn in your gun AND never are you offered legal council of any sort.

    All for calling someone FAT!


    Tomorrow....pray for me.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 November 2016

    11/27/2016 8:10:11 AM PST · 112 of 206
    Fishtalk to Cboldt

    Well now that you bought the subject up.....perhaps Trump needs to gather some data and tweet it out.

    Like how much money Harry Reid has, how the Clintons stole the White House furniture.

    Throw it back at them.

    Notice how Trump got elected without providing his tax return? Voters don’t care about someone’s taxes, that’s a politico’s priority.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 November 2016

    11/27/2016 7:38:30 AM PST · 96 of 206
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    I loved that bit about the “coastal” true.

    I think the Republicans should pick that term right up.

    I mean it’s not like Republicans can somehow convince the coastal illegals, thugs and thieves to go Conservative.

    , more day more day till I am a free woman.

    Cause what this government did to me should NOT ever happen in America.

    It’s worse than Castro treated Cubans even.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 November 2016

    11/27/2016 7:09:21 AM PST · 78 of 206
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Again, AB, I agree with every word.

    The left is wrong and only making things worse. Those so-called protesters, notice they’re only doing this in the liberal nutberg cities.

    And with the holidays coming up....well frankly I hope they keep it up.

    Because their end is near.....I can feel it.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 November 2016

    11/27/2016 6:32:13 AM PST · 44 of 206
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    I agree with you 100%.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 November 2016

    11/27/2016 6:19:01 AM PST · 32 of 206
    Fishtalk to All

    So I have, as is my wont, been paying attention to the news.

    First we have this stupid recount, all an effort to keep this election in front of the public, all with a hope that with passage of time, we too will see Donald Trump as a scoundrel, hated by all, we must march the streets and throw him out.

    Now Castro died.

    Oh my. I sure do remember Castro.

    I was about 11 years during the Cuban missile crisis.

    How I remember hiding under the desks when the air raid siren went off.

    Ah, yes, President John F. Kennedy did stare down Kruschev and soon those missiles were removed from Cuba. Indeed.

    Only JFK has let me down for even back then the media lied and did the reporting of those in power.

    For JFK is now burning in hell for that Bay of Pigs disaster when he left decent and honest people to die under that wonderful Castro.

    If those re-counters think that Americans are going to sit up with ears perked as the re-count these votes, all during this Christmas season....well it ain’t gonna happen.

    Because everybody has a point. And if those assholes keep it up with this election bullshit Americans are going to revolt.

    I don’t know how but soon, Americans are going to take up arms and go to the streets.

    We give them some slack but liberals, they don’t know slack. They never give up.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 November 2016

    11/27/2016 5:32:40 AM PST · 17 of 206
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Good morning everyone.

    As always, thank you AB for putting up this thread so reliably. Thank you Bray for weekly wisdom and thank you yon commenters for helping to flesh out the political talk shows and hidden meanings.

    A special shout out to Freeper Cbolt, hope I got that right, who provides the most detailed and informative commentary one could hope for on this thread.

    Tomorrow, folks, is my day of freedom. I am not going to go into it all today but I promise a complete story next week. Tomorrow I shall cease to be a criminal, they will not hunt me down and steal my gun, they will not strip me of every constitutional right.

    Ah yes it’s quite the story and many of you reading this likely already know the story especially if you are a Facebook friend of mine.

    Tomorrow, folks, pray that I make it through tomorrow.

    In February I shall be testifying before the Delaware legislature cause what this government did to me is a sin in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. I have turned down Dr. Phil with my story but Dateline AND 20/20 have contacted me because, let me type this again, it was horrible what was done to me, who has never broken a law in her life, not even a parking ticket.

    On Thanksgiving I discussed with son-in-law, who is also going to testify before the Delaware legislature with me, to include HIS lawyer, who agrees with the horror of what was done to me.

    What a story folks but I had to wait a year and a half.

    Tomorrow….pray for me. Tomorrow I shall be free.

    So let’s talk about men.

    I was at the Walmart looking for flea meds (part of my horror story where I was proclaimed and dubbed a criminal for trying to save a suffering dog, folks I am not making this up.) Some guy comes up to me and scares the living hell out of me.

    “Pat?” he says and this gets my attention. “Pat Fish?”

    Oh my goodness well it was a fellow who….well yeah, I’d consider him.

    I’d interviewed him when my beloved husband was still alive. He was running for county council. I feel really bad, really, really bad, in that I called him kind of stupid in my interview.

    He’s not stupid, he’s a very, very nice man, but I was full of myself at the time and thought that a really cool Blogger would insult that who she interviews.

    Or something.

    It was a dumb thing to do and not true. Orvin, that’s his name, is NOT stupid.

    So we hugged and greeted like we all do in the pet department in Walmart. At some point he asked for my phone number because my husband is now deceased and he knows that.

    Well Orvin has not called me, it’s been two weeks, but he does post to my Facebook posts, something he never did before.

    Meanwhile I am pondering the universe.

    It’s been three years since my husband died. My awful horrible daughter, may she burn in hell, moved about six months after his death to a house that I bought her that she destroyed.

    But that’s all part of the story.

    I ponder that hey, I am 66 years old. My chances of finding a new love at this point in my life are slim, to none. And Slim just left town.

    But I sure could go to a dinner once in a while with a guy, some socializing….that kind of thing.

    And I’m not against maybe one night a week…..well you know.

    That’s it, that’s the story. Nothing major, romantic or dramatic.

    Except tomorrow I get my life back and I am now able to consider being happy and moving on without the terror that has enveloped for the past year and a half.

    Pray for me and watch the political talk shows with me.


  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 November 2016

    11/20/2016 2:15:17 PM PST · 201 of 222
    Fishtalk to bray

    Got to talk about David Frum.

    He was a pundit on Face the Nation I think.


    He went on and on about how Donald Trump obviously plans to bring the country to economic ruin, turn back the progress Obama made on race relations (insert guffaw here.....he says we have to PROTECT OUR GOVERNMENT AGAINST TRUMP.

    And the host tells us that the pundits at the round table were Conservative types? David Frum? The editor of the Daily Beast?

    Serious, the guy has lost it.

    Yeah, this happened today. He went nuts!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 November 2016

    11/20/2016 11:49:30 AM PST · 185 of 222
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!


    So Obama got rid of Gaddafi for no earthly reason. They also got rid of Mubarak in Egypt and replaced him with....who? Ah....the Muslim Brotherhood!

    And we know how much Egypt loved the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Iran was once almost ready for democracy. Did I tell y’all I once dated an Iranian? Way back BEFORE the Iran hostage thing. He used to make his own yogurt. He was cool. That was way back then.

    Because people on this planet have reasons to keep the Arab countries under harsh and stern rule because of their oil wealth-which does become an increasingly less important factor and their people simply do not know how to govern themselves.

    So Huma and Valjar are involved with Saudi Arabia and Iran and Iran gets the thugs and thieves to form ISIS while Saudis form Muslim Brotherhood. The “Brotherhood” part makes it sound nice but the Muslim Brotherhood is but ISIS members who occasionally wear a tie.

    Because that’s the way it is in that part of the world. There’s thieves and thugs and they are willing to give people in America great amounts of money to....NOT bring democracy to the region, but to sell them arms that yet another group of thieves and thugs might take over, with help from America.

    I wonder how much Jimmy Carter got from Iran to make the mess that he made over there.

    I wonder how much the Clinton Foundation got for helping finance Egyptian takeover by the Muslim Brotherhood. Same for Libya.

    Oh well, let us hope Trump gets all the scoop or, if nothing else, he should give me a call.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 November 2016

    11/20/2016 8:42:43 AM PST · 147 of 222
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    Big tributes to Gwen Ifil all day today.

    But I’ll be nice. She died way too young.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 November 2016

    11/20/2016 8:40:12 AM PST · 146 of 222
    Fishtalk to Fishtalk

    I am now watching Rand Paul on Face the Nation. He asserts he supported Trump because he was against the Iraq war.

    It irritates men when people just shrug it off, saying the Iraq war was a mistake. And never mind George Dubya Bush who dared not ever defend himself or the party....but just why was the Iraq war a mistake?

    Does anybody remember Saddam Hussein?

    This guy was a bad actor and remember, the Iraq war began not long after the attacks of 9-11. The country, the world, was ready to rid the planet of terrorism until Valjar and Huma got in there but never mind.

    We had to have flyovers of Iraq to protect the Kruds in the north, does anybody remember that? All because of one petty little dictator who had, it was believed, weapons of mass destruction.

    And we all know that Saddam was such a nutjob, maybe he didn’t YET have weapons of mass destruction, at that time, but he would if given a chance.

    And then, let’s not forget, Obama comes in and pulls everything out of Iraq leaving those nut jobs, Muslims make lousy governors and soldiers, to run the place?

    I will agree that maybe Dubya got a little bullshitted about America being welcomed with open arms. Once those Iraqis got rid of Saddam they didn’t know how to govern fairly and democratically. They got all that oil wealth over there and a populace that was raised under a brutal religion.

    Failure to see the bigger picture was the mistake but boom, they just say the Iraq was a mistake.

    No it wasn’t.

    How the Iraq war was “ended” was the big mistake.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 November 2016

    11/20/2016 8:32:12 AM PST · 145 of 222
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    It’s obvious to me that this is a game plan of the Dems, this notion that Trump needs to put his businesses in a blind trust.

    Pence, on Face the Nation, has been handling this very well, asserting that the best legal minds will be consulted as concerns all presidential activities and possible conflicts with his businesses. He even told one pundit that there is a White House counsel specifically for this sort of thing.

    Which is true and Pence also pointed out that Donald Trump has taken no salary, he has money, we who voted for the man have to give him a little leeway in terms of honesty, he is not trying to get rich via the presidency.

    Which reminds me of the Clintons, need I say more?

    But the libs are setting Trump up.

    I can see the headlines now....

    “Replacement for the Affordable Care Act said to be locating hospitals near Trump hotels.”

    “New infrastructure building set to fix creaky bridge near Trump Tower.”

    “Mexico giving commissions to interns working with Ivanka Trump for help on The Wall”

    And on and on.

    You mark my words fellow readers, American is going to get sick of all this and do something amass. Of course that “something” might be totally ignoring the fools like done at the election. No way are we, out here in la-la land where we carry this country on our backs, going to pay any attention to those whiny snowflakes through the upcoming holidays.

    We like cats out here in la-la land. You can rarely herd us but when it happens, it happens big.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 November 2016

    11/20/2016 7:47:19 AM PST · 123 of 222
    Fishtalk to Son House

    Watching Radditz now. Another loser burger, actually cries when her candidate loses.

    When are we going to get rid of these people?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 November 2016

    11/20/2016 7:39:16 AM PST · 113 of 222
    Fishtalk to chiller

    You’re right about Schumer.

    He’s an arrogant SOB ain’t he?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 November 2016

    11/20/2016 7:01:08 AM PST · 93 of 222
    Fishtalk to bray

    Lookit, President Obama is a very amazing person.

    Not necessarily in a good way.

    Obama can ride into a crowd, hitting six or seven cars in the process, killing a few people.

    He gets out of the car, all cool, dressed nice, crease in slacks that David Brooks so admires.

    He’s a black man but would never be considered as being from the ghetto.

    He goes up to the podium and says...

    “We got to put an end to these senseless car accidents,” he would say, pointing to his own car,wrecked and smoking across the way.

    “People have got to drive better and be more careful,” Obama would continue as the ambulance and hearses arrive for those barely alive and those already dead.

    “We have got to punish people who drive so erratically, punish them with the shame they deserve.”

    Meanwhile the crowd cheers Obama on as the crowds does, indeed, think that people should stop driving into people, killing and maiming them. Obama becomes their hero as he points out WHAT HE IS DOING!

    Yet Obama is the hero.

    You and I couldn’t get away with that.

    It’s definitely a talent.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 November 2016

    11/20/2016 6:46:59 AM PST · 73 of 222
    Fishtalk to Cboldt

    Jake Tapper wins my prize as the stupidest political pundit on television.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 November 2016

    11/20/2016 6:45:15 AM PST · 70 of 222
    Fishtalk to All

    Speaking of dancing and modern day minstrel shows..;...


    So I joined a gym. Don’t know if I mentioned before but yeah, got bad circulation and when your blood is sludge you got to move. Plus my family has poor health, sister 70 had horrible stroke, father died at age 65, mother in early 70’s. I myself had a heart bypass bout ten years ago. Now my legs and arms stopping up and had stent put into my hip a month ago.

    So yeah, the gym.

    And I’m pretty good at it too.

    I do 25 minutes on the bicycle, 15 minutes working the upper torso on the gym equipment for that purpose.

    I end up by spending 15 minutes on the treadmill.

    Only I dance on the treadmill.

    Now I’m no dancer and do not dance all that much, frankly, never have. But those few times when I do dance my legs get a workout, the blood flows, the cardiovascular guy told me to move legs as much as possible, it helps grow new veins. However, yeah, I am as white and waspy as they come but I do have a good sense of rhythm and believe I was a choreographer in a former life.

    I do always wear headphones and listen to music as I exercise. My gym has three huge TV’s with close captioning upon and yeah, this is Sussex county where we elected Christine O’Donnell, so of course Fox is on two of them.

    I really love that gym and guys I am starting to look real good, if suffering a loss of modesty.

    Also, I would point out that they do Zumba in the exercise classes, which I tried but was awful at. And I pay not one single dime for my gym membership as my health insurance, Cigna, pays it all.

    So I dance on the treadmill.

    I really wish I didn’t have to dance in front of everybody because they notice. If I had my way I’d have a thing like they have in ERs in hospitals, a curtain I could pull around my treadmill that no one can see within.

    Last week my niece went to gym with me. Mine is way, way better than hers. Also took my beautiful granddaughter, who is a dancer by the way, belongs to dance club in school, got picked for special shows. My niece loved my treadmill dance and turned around and pointed to me to everyone in the gym, she needs to get smacked.

    Niece told me everyone in the gym was giving me a thumbs up....ha, ha ha.

    Beautiful granddaughter, who got all 90’s on her report card recently and who did a report demanding elimination of the electoral college recently, joined me in dancing on the treadmill and we had a great time.

    This past week, out of nowhere, a young adolescent comes up to me as I am dancing on the treadmill. “Have you ever been to STARZ up on route 9?” she asks.

    In fact I do know of that place, it is a dance studio, I often told Kaitlyn that is she came to live with me I’d have her join the dance studio.

    Anyway, this teenager begged me to come to Starz, to teach, heh, get this, TAPDANCING!

    “Surely you are tap dancer,” she said.

    Anyway I got out of it but everyone in the gym was waving at me, even the owner, and a former candidate for governer this past election. Lots of important people in this gym and it’s very conservative. Many members of the Sussex GOP come to this gym. Including the Delaware committee head for the Donald Trump campaign, you should smile.

    That’s it. No big story. No I do NOT tap dance, that thought makes me smile.

    And no, I will NOT let them videotape me.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 November 2016

    11/20/2016 6:27:39 AM PST · 54 of 222
    Fishtalk to Cboldt

    The new meme is the demand that Trump put his companies in a blind trust, that not even his children should run his companies.

    I want to spit.

    That Clinton Foundation has been a place for bribes for about forever and the media expects the Trumps to turn over their businesses to some kind of blind trust?

    Chuck Todd got the call from VALJAR “Make sure you mention those companies of Trump’s and the need for a blind trust. Also, Trump is urging ambassadors to stay at his hotels, mention this.”

    Reince Priebus said it was not true and hey, I don’t believe it for a minute. Trump is not so poor he needs to drum up business via ambassador.

    It’s the new meme of the liberals, Trump should give up his businesses....BUT OF COURSE!

  • CNN’s Lemon: Pence ‘Does Not Love Gay People’ (Oh the Horror!)

    11/20/2016 5:38:50 AM PST · 37 of 129
    Fishtalk to brucedickinson

    I hate to say this, but I don’t particularly love gay people.

    Don’ necessarily hate them but one could say, honestly, that I do not love gay people either.

    Is this some kind of sin?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 November 2016

    11/20/2016 5:20:05 AM PST · 12 of 222
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    Good morning fine people of FreeRepublic on the Sunday morning talk show thread. As always, thank you AB for doing this thread so reliably every Sunday. Thank you Bray for weekly wisdom and a little shout out to Rodguy who is a great thread participant not given enough credit. And thank you yon commenters for fleshing out the details for us so thoughtfully.

    Been watching all the comings and goings in the new Trump administration, as is my wont.


    Okay, let me get this rant out of the way, forgive and indulge me. We got dancing on the treadmill later so hang in there.

    Romney called Donald Trump a fake and a failure. A name calling episode that was not needed and never mind if Trump wants to forgive Romney, I DON’T.

    By me, Romney is the fake and failure. Romney’s picture should be under the words GOPelite who wants to be elected then left alone.

    Now it does look to me like no sort of offer was made to Romney although rumor had it that he was being considered for Secretary of State.

    Evidently that meeting with Romney was a photo op. I’d have added to it by having Trump slap Romney fiercely across the face.

    So far I am fairly impressed with how Trump is handling the transition. Come on people, for years Trump headed a show all about hiring and firing people, one of my all time favorites on television. I speak of The Apprentice and the Celebrity Apprentice. Anybody ever watched those shows knows Trump knows people and knows how to hire and fire.

    Got to make one comment about the babies out protesting. Word is they’re going to keep this up until the inauguration. Folks, this coming week is Thanksgiving and after comes the Christmas holidays. Americans are going to get sick, real quick, of that stuff.

    Anyway, that’s enough for now. Later some personal items, one involving a man and the other….like I said, dancing on the treadmill and an offer to tap dance professionally.

    I am not making this up.

  • Romney swallows his pride: 'Choker' Mitt embraces the President-elect

    11/19/2016 12:31:35 PM PST · 50 of 93
    Fishtalk to JayGalt

    I’m thinking you’re right more than the media.

    But then what’s new?

    Because there was a very public photo op and I did not get any feeling of love.

    They buried the hatchet but I don’t see Romney as ever being much of anything unless the NEVERTRUMPs take over.

  • Romney swallows his pride: 'Choker' Mitt embraces the President-elect

    11/19/2016 11:58:35 AM PST · 32 of 93
    Fishtalk to tophat9000

    I read your comment and others on this thread and have, mostly, the same attitude.

    But I really want to know....why did Romney go to that meeting? Why did Trump have to meet him in person? If it was just a “mending fences” meeting, why couldn’t they have had an intimate phone call instead of the photo op?

    It does not seem, at least to me, that any sort of job offer was made.

    I don’t like Romney. He called Trump a fake and a bigot. Romney’s the fake as I see it. He faked being a serious and caring presidential candidate last election. When he is nothing but a political elite posing as something he’s not.

    I just wonder who set this all up today.

    And why?

  • Hidden Ipsos Poll: Public Strongly Backs Donald Trump’s Plan To ‘Pause’ Legal Immigration

    11/19/2016 4:16:03 AM PST · 20 of 86
    Fishtalk to sargon

    I hear the plan is to keep up this nonsense through to the inauguration.


    Here’s what the fools aren’t considering. Next week begins Thanksgiving. After that we run into the Christmas holidays. America has been kind of paying attention what with the long lead up to the election and the surprising result.

    But let America be out shopping for their kids, looking to be merry....and I’m telling you those protestors will have not one second of attention. In fact they will begin to greatly anger the American people and they might take to the streets themselves.

    Already it’s getting old.

  • LIVE THREAD: Obama holds first news conference since Trump's election

    11/14/2016 12:35:25 PM PST · 83 of 357
    Fishtalk to Enchante

    I been thinking about this repeal and replace thing with that awful Affordable Care Act. While we’re waiting, indulge me.

    How did we used to insure people for health insurance?

    Oh yeah, they mostly used to get health insurance from their job. Employers, at least at the time, could get health insurance cheaper for having a large pool of customers of all ages. In these instances, pre-existing conditions were accepted and could be handled fiscally because a)these were people with a job so they weren’t old and inform and b)like I said, there was mostly enough of a variety of ages to handle all types.

    Back in those days health insurance wasn’t so high as we didn’t have half our country illegal with no health insurance at all AND most doctor visits and such were very affordable.

    Anyway, now there’s griping, of a sort, that Trump will bring back the guarantee of coverage for pre-existing conditions as well as that bit about being covered for health care under parental plans until age 26.

    I will be the first to agree that these are two issues of great concern. By the way, I recently had a stent put in my leg, required a 45 minute procedure and one night in the hospital.

    SIXTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! Just for the hospital bill! ONE NIGHT!

    No . People can’t afford this. But about half of that, eight grand, was probably to pay for the illegals down in th ER with colds and stuff.

    Anyway, never mind the past. Pre-existing plans have got to be covered and that age thing probably can be accommodated. People 26 and younger are likely not using a bunch of health care.

    So Trump’s not reneging on his promise, don’t listen to those fools.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 November 2016

    11/13/2016 2:21:58 PM PST · 483 of 505
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!


  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 November 2016

    11/13/2016 1:53:06 PM PST · 480 of 505
    Fishtalk to rodguy911

    Hmmmm. Well I didn’t know you were going in that direction.

    And yes I suppose she’d be the one lead up the next campaign.

    I’d still give anything to see Kellyanne take on that White House group.

    Man she can talk faster and smoother than....say....ME!

    Heh. gotta respect that.