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Posts by newgeezer

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  • Sick and Tired of ‘God Bless America’

    02/08/2016 12:19:48 PM PST · 48 of 50
    newgeezer to SkyDancer; SeekAndFind; DungeonMaster
    ["God Bless America"] should be our national anthem.

    Given how America lately welcomes every opportunity to tell God to take a flying leap, I don't sing "God Bless America" at public sporting events anymore.

    America, bless God.

  • White Supremacists Urge New Hampshire Voters To Support Donald Trump

    02/08/2016 11:55:13 AM PST · 41 of 48
    newgeezer to DungeonMaster
    if Trump is going to garner the "racist" label from the left I might feel pretty good voting for him.

    You're sounding like a "single-issue voter."

  • Ted Cruz Has Raised $3 Million Since Iowa Caucus

    02/08/2016 11:50:12 AM PST · 28 of 28
    newgeezer to DungeonMaster
    I'm pretty sure I can stay home and still complain about the politics of the country quite well

    I suppose I could sit on my ass and complain about my neighbors' failure to shovel the snow from my sidewalk, too.

    Remember the billion dollar lottery? My chance of winning that from buying a ticket seems only slightly less than my chance of affecting the outcome of an election with my single vote.

    Mm-kay.

    I forget, do we usually go blue in this state?

    We do when red voters stay home. Otherwise, we go red.

    But the idea of sending money to a politician just does not compute.

    Probably not. Try rebooting?

  • Ted Cruz Has Raised $3 Million Since Iowa Caucus

    02/08/2016 11:00:49 AM PST · 26 of 28
    newgeezer to DungeonMaster
    I don't think I've ever given dollar one to a political candidate.

    Somebody's gotta do it.

    I guess it's kinda like voting. If I won't vote, I can't complain about election results.

    If I won't send a few bucks to my candidate, I can't really complain if later it appears that he's kowtowing to the "donor class."

  • Trump Vows "Forward Motion" On Gay "Equality"

    02/05/2016 1:45:58 PM PST · 98 of 187
    newgeezer to Pajamajan; DungeonMaster
    I will vote for him if he's the nominee.

    If Bernie is the D, I might.

    Or, I might just "waste" my vote on a third party regardless of who's the D. I think I'm done voting for RINOs. If we're content to leave the frog in the pot and the pot on the fire, I may be to the point where I don't care how hot the fire is. Hotter may be better.

  • Ted Cruz Has Raised $3 Million Since Iowa Caucus

    02/05/2016 11:41:59 AM PST · 21 of 28
    newgeezer to Biggirl; DungeonMaster
    Ted Cruz Has Raised $3 Million Since Iowa Caucus

    Great!

    The wife and I are holding out, waiting to see whether his campaign can get through NH without stepping in a pile of their own poop.

  • Trump Vows "Forward Motion" On Gay "Equality"

    02/05/2016 11:33:02 AM PST · 8 of 187
    newgeezer to Durbin
    He's not a real Republican conservative, so this is no surprise.

    There, that's better.

  • Trump Vows "Forward Motion" On Gay "Equality"

    02/05/2016 11:29:29 AM PST · 1 of 187
    newgeezer
    With Iowa in the rearview mirror, those New York values come out to play.
  • I Once Heard Donald Trump Speak. Here’s Why That Prompted Me To Endorse Ted Cruz.

    02/05/2016 7:28:22 AM PST · 52 of 91
    newgeezer to GodGunsGuts

    "Trump is a populist, not a conservative."

    Nailed it.

    How he gained such a following on "the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web" remains a mystery.

    Maybe "populism" should be added to the description.

  • The fake Ben Carson controversy should end here and now

    02/05/2016 7:20:18 AM PST · 58 of 59
    newgeezer to butterdezillion
    Everybody knows it's likely that Carson will drop out; we just don't know when.

    So, you're saying the Subject might as well have been "The Sky is Blue"?

    No. "Perhaps as Soon as Tomorrow" is clearly implied, especially when read in the context of the body of the message.

    The Subject, "Carson Likely to Drop Out" motivates the recipient to open the message. Read the rest of the message, and the email's intent is clear.

    I'm not saying it wasn't an honest mistake, just that it's wrong for Deace to claim the email "said exactly what these news reporters were saying."

  • The fake Ben Carson controversy should end here and now

    02/04/2016 2:59:26 PM PST · 37 of 59
    newgeezer to All; DungeonMaster; butterdezillion

    Steve Deace almost nailed it.

    The entire TIMELINE is on display at the source: http://stevedeace.com/news/the-fake-ben-carson-controversy-should-end-here-and-now/#

    But, Deace’s timeline contains one mistake. Although he posted the contents of that first Cruz campaign email at 6:56 PM, he neglected to include its Subject: “Carson Likely to Drop Out”. This makes Deace’s comment wrong: “Did it say Ben Carson was dropping out? No. That’s not what it said.”

    Sorry, Steve but, the answer is actually YES, that IS what it said.

    I’ve tried to contact Deace. Hopefully, he’ll change it.

  • Obama proposing $10 a barrel tax on oil to pay for transportation programs

    02/04/2016 1:32:58 PM PST · 25 of 59
    newgeezer to smokingfrog
    These dipwads never run out of ideas to lighten your wallet.

    Well, with oil and gasoline prices in free fall, the tax-and-spend(-and-spend-and-spend-and-spend) crowd figures our wallets must be feeling heavy these days.

  • What I Know About Marco Rubio [Rush Limbaugh]

    02/04/2016 1:28:27 PM PST · 1 of 24
    newgeezer
    El Rushbo speaks his mind on Cruz, Trump, and Rubio.
  • Des Moines Register calls for audit of Iowa results: 'Something smells in the Democratic Party'

    02/04/2016 11:07:39 AM PST · 29 of 46
    newgeezer to Zakeet
    Break silly party tradition and release the raw vote totals.

    Amen to that!

    Why not release all the raw data, providing every voter the opportunity to verify the numbers they saw in their individual precincts?

    I can only think of one reason: Corruption.

    One week after the 1996 caucus, when I tried to get precinct-level numbers from the Republican Party of Iowa, I was told "we don't have those numbers any more."

    Maybe I should try again.

  • The Plausibility of Ted Cruz

    02/04/2016 10:47:07 AM PST · 65 of 79
    newgeezer to Baynative
    With no ideas or policy positions to share, Trump has to throw red meat to the media to keep the focus off his lack of understanding when it comes to governess or foreign policy.

    And that right there is how rumors get started.

    (Hoping CNN would pick that up and run with it, were ya?)

  • Des Moines Register calls for audit of Iowa results: 'Something smells in the Democratic Party'

    02/04/2016 10:22:45 AM PST · 23 of 46
    newgeezer to All; DungeonMaster

    Ever since I heard of those SIX coin flips that ALL went the Hildebeast’s way ... 64-to-1 odds, right? ... I’ve been trying to imagine how they could allow that to be rigged.

    When and where did each alleged coin flip happen? Were they out in the open, announced ahead of time, providing to any and all with any interest in the outcome, ample opportunity to watch?

    After the 2012 caucus results debacle, the Republican Party of Iowa had to know they were on thin ice. It would be too bad if it turns out to be Democrat shenanigans that cause us to lose our first-in-the-nation status.

  • Ben Carson’s entire NH super PAC staff quit and joined Ted Cruz’s campaign

    02/04/2016 10:07:21 AM PST · 74 of 174
    newgeezer to DungeonMaster

    Just heard news report that Carson just announced he’s “drastically reducing campaign expenses” by letting go of half his staff and flying commercial instead of private jets.

    (One of the things Ted Cruz mentioned when I saw him Monday before the caucus was that, because he’s frugal, he flies commercial while other candidates use private jets. I thought Trump, Bush, Rubio, ... but, not Dr. Ben Carson!)

    Poor, poor Dr. Carson...

  • 7News/UMass Lowell New Hampshire tracking poll (Trump 36%, Rubio 15%, Cruz 14%)

    02/04/2016 8:15:21 AM PST · 78 of 90
    newgeezer to Helicondelta; DungeonMaster
    Time for Cruz to ... endorse Trump.

    The only way that happens is if Trump is the nominee. And even then, I'd be shocked.

    Cruz loves God and the Constitution.

    Trump appears to know little about God and the Constitution and uses them only when necessary in the art of the deal.

  • Team Carson furious with Cruz

    02/04/2016 7:51:25 AM PST · 165 of 353
    newgeezer to xzins; DungeonMaster
    Carson has demanded Cruz fire those responsible for spreading the rumor

    I would agree, if I knew there's no way Cruz could be certain that those responsible were only passing along what they reasonably believed to be true, and that their worst crime was in failing to get (proper) confirmation.

    Would Dr. Ben Carson, Christian, deem THAT an unforgivable offense, worthy of firing?

    Throwing the responsible person(s) under the bus would have been the easy way out. That could have prevented much of the speculation about who knew what and when. Instead, I think it must be that Cruz is convinced his people were not guilty of knowingly spreading false information. So, he's keeping them on, trusting they learned a hard lessson, and he's willing to accept the fallout.

    Cruz knows the One who's sovereign over all will see this through.

  • TRUMP: I will 'probably' sue because Ted Cruz cheated in Iowa

    02/04/2016 7:10:50 AM PST · 405 of 405
    newgeezer to mac_truck; butterdezillion; DungeonMaster
    Yeah, no...I don't buy that twitter time stamp story at all.

    Besides which you admit receiving an email from Cruz at 7pm that urging you to spread the "news" that Carson was dropping out.

    After I changed my Twitter setting from Pacific to Central time (to match my email account), everything lines up. Except for the alleged Dan Gabriel tweet, everything below I personally gathered from the original tweets and emails I received:

    • Monday, 6:43 PM CST @moody (CNN) tweets "Carson won't go to NH/SC, but instead will head home to Florida for some R&R. He'll be in DC Thursday"
    • 6:56 PM Spence Rogers (Cruz campaign) email "Carson Likely to Drop Out"
    • 7:05 PM Jason Osborne (Carson campaign) tweets Carson "Not suspending -- getting fresh clothes then back out Wednesday"
    • (unconfirmed) 7:07 PM Dan Gabriel (@danpgabriel) tweets "Source inside Ben #Carson's NH campaign just CONFIRMED to me: @RealBenCarson is OUT" (allegedly tweeted & since deleted)
    • 7:08 PM @CNN tweets "After the #IAcaucus, @RealBenCarson plans to take a break from campaigning" (tinyurl.com/j8pbmo8)
    • 7:13 PM Spence Rogers (Cruz campaign) email "CNN Reporting Ben Carson Will Stop Campaigning After Iowa"
    • 7:19 PM Steve King tweets Carson is "Skipping NH & SC is the equivalent of suspending"
    • 7:20 PM Steve King tweets "Carson looks like he is out. Iowans need to know before they vote."
    • Tuesday, 2:09 PM: Steve King tweets "I respect Ben Carson & regret any miscommunications. Perhaps [his] supporters r unaware of this CNN story tinyurl.com/j8pbmo8"

    I post what I believe to be true. Whether you want to believe, I couldn't care less.

  • Where were Trump's 'Leadership Skills' in Iowa? All I Saw was a Poorly-Managed, Ego-Driven Mess

    02/04/2016 6:24:26 AM PST · 46 of 53
    newgeezer to DungeonMaster
    Where are the Iowans who are being interviewed by the ravenous liberal media wolves saying how they had their votes stolen. They are strangely missing.

    Good point!

    Some have told me Cruz's apology was hollow and weak, and he should have fired those responsible.

    Should he do that for the optics, no matter what? Or, is it possible that he heard all the facts and rightly judged it was a forgivable offense (and let the outsiders have their pound of flesh)?

  • TRUMP: I will 'probably' sue because Ted Cruz cheated in Iowa

    02/04/2016 6:14:58 AM PST · 401 of 405
    newgeezer to mac_truck; butterdezillion
    you and newgeezer are both full of crap.

    That was at 5:20 PST, 7:20 CST. I made the same mistake until I realized my Twitter account was set for PST.

    (Apology accepted.)

  • Ted Cruz Iowa Win Is A Loss For Evangelical Christians

    02/03/2016 1:02:03 PM PST · 35 of 43
    newgeezer to All; DungeonMaster
    But to do so, they would need to nominate someone electable -- someone sympathetic to these causes in the background, but who runs on issues that resonate more closely to what matters most among the general population.

    In other words, a chameleon. Or at least someone who knows enough to leave his Bible at home. Right?

    If conservative Ted Cruz is unelectable--a candidate who, unlike RINOs Romney and McCain, gives millions of so-called "evangelicals" reason to vote again--well that's good to know.

    Because, if Ted Cruz is unelectable, that means we're satisfied with liberals and RINOs. In that case, the question isn't whether the nation will collapse. It's a question of when. I'll take sooner rather than later. Bring it on.

    Then, after enough weeping and gnashing of teeth, they'll beg for the conservative revolution.

    So, nominate the true conservative. Give the so-called "evangelicals" reason to vote. Let the chips fall where they may. The sooner, the better.

  • SANTORUM TO EXIT (CNN HEADLINE ONLY)

    02/03/2016 11:26:17 AM PST · 45 of 54
    newgeezer to napscoordinator
    Can't Santorum have his moment for God’s sake.

    He had his moment in winning the 2012 Iowa Caucus (albeit two weeks after Romney had been prematurely declared victorious).

  • Microsoft Is About To Start Automatically Downloading Windows 10 Onto PCs

    02/03/2016 11:18:58 AM PST · 61 of 92
    newgeezer to discostu
    Try Nero for your burns.

    Thanks but, I use Windows DVD Maker for authoring (menus, etc.).

    I'm familiar with lots of players and burners. It's the authoring functionality that I'd need to replace.

  • Microsoft Is About To Start Automatically Downloading Windows 10 Onto PCs

    02/03/2016 9:10:19 AM PST · 52 of 92
    newgeezer to discostu
    People complain about the bloat in Windows, then they complain when the bloat gets removed.

    Well, guess what? It ain't bloat if you're using it, FRiend.

  • Microsoft Is About To Start Automatically Downloading Windows 10 Onto PCs

    02/03/2016 7:29:16 AM PST · 45 of 92
    newgeezer to DungeonMaster
    I've refused to "upgrade" my Windows 7 laptop so far, mainly because f'n Microsoft REMOVED Windows DVD Maker. I guess they figure no one should want to burn 480p resolution video anymore. As if all (great-)grandparents should by now have ditched their DVD players in favor of Surface tablets, smart TVs, 100 mbps Internet and YouTube?

    But the real head scratcher: Windows 10 also lacks the ability to even play DVDs. (WTF?!)

  • [Developing]Carson Accuses [Cruz] of Dirty Tricks at Iowa Caucuses

    02/02/2016 3:10:01 PM PST · 261 of 272
    newgeezer to butterdezillion
    How does a person know what time zone tweets are?

    I only found out today when I looked at Steve King's apology tweet. Although Twitter said it was 16m (16 minutes) old, when I hovered my mouse over the 16m, it showed me a time that was 2 hours and 16 minutes ago.

    So, I went into my Twitter settings (in the menu on my profile pic in the upper right corner) and changed it from Pacific to Central.

    When did CNN correct their report?

    If I can believe what I'm seeing at https://twitter.com/moody, less than one minute after the first one, @Moody tweeted "Ben Carson's campaign tells me he plans to stay in the race beyond Iowa no matter what the results are tonight." That seems impossible but, it could be that he was speaking his tweets into his phone and, immediately after the first one, a Carson staffer standing next to him felt compelled to clarify.

    Two minutes later, at 6:45, someone responded "@moody At some point, you have to define what 'stay in the race' means." (In other words, 'stay in the race' does not eliminate the possibility of a 'suspended' campaign.)

    So, Moody's next tweet, at 7:30, was "Folks, Ben Carson is just making a brief stop at home in FL tonight and campaign says he'll be back on the campaign trail by Wednesday."

  • [Developing]Carson Accuses [Cruz] of Dirty Tricks at Iowa Caucuses

    02/02/2016 2:52:45 PM PST · 259 of 272
    newgeezer to butterdezillion
    Wait a minute. This twitter stuff is so hard to figure out. Carson's advisor tweeted at 7:03 and 7:11pm. So are you saying those were at 5:03 and 7:03?

    Hard to say without seeing the tweets myself. Which of Carson's advisers are you talking about? What's the Twitter handle?

    Who is Jason Osborne?

    On Twitter, @Jmrhosborne calls himself "Senior Communications Strategist, Dr. Ben Carson for President 2016"; since he's the one I saw retweeted by @RealBenCarson, he's the Carson adviser I thought you meant.

    CNN said that Carson was not going to NH and SC. What is that supposed to mean?

    I can only guess the intent was "[Unlike the others,] Carson won't go [(directly)] to NH/SC, but instead will head home to Florida for some R&R." I'm also guessing it's common knowledge among press wonks that all the candidates go directly from Iowa to NH or SC. Maybe that's who Mr. Moody had in mind with his tweet. But I'm only guessing.

  • [Developing]Carson Accuses [Cruz] of Dirty Tricks at Iowa Caucuses

    02/02/2016 1:45:11 PM PST · 250 of 272
    newgeezer to newgeezer; DungeonMaster; butterdezillion
    Although there's nothing here that CNN hasn't already reported, since I posted a copy of my email to the Cruz campaign, here's the response I received...
      Date: Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 1:45 PM

      [newgeezer],

      Thanks for sending us a note. You could have made a different choice and not shared your thoughts.

      There is more to this event than might have been shared with you. I am going to send you a statement from Senator Cruz that was released this morning. Senator Cruz and Dr. Carson have spoken on this topic. The data was released on CNN and the campaign picked it up from the news channels. The campaign only relayed the info to other members on the team. Later than evening Dr. Carson's team sent out a clarifying release, our team did not pick up and forward it along.

      We hope the additional information will help answer any requested and restore your faith in the team.

    And here's the statement he forwarded from Senator Cruz, which CNN and others have reported:
      Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:31 PM
      Subject: Cruz Response to Carson Story

      Team, the following statement is from Sen. Cruz regarding the messages that went out last night about Dr. Ben Carson's schedule following the Iowa Caucus. Please let me know if you have any questions:

      Ted Cruz: "First off I want to say that I am a huge fan of Dr. Ben Carson. He is a wonderful and talented individual, and I've thoroughly enjoyed our time together on the campaign trail.

      "Last night when our political team saw the CNN post saying that Dr. Carson was not carrying on to New Hampshire and South Carolina, our campaign updated grassroots leaders just as we would with any breaking news story. That’s fair game. What the team then should have done was send around the follow-up statement from the Carson campaign clarifying that he was indeed staying in the race when that came out.

      "This was a mistake from our end, and for that I apologize to Dr. Carson."

    Okay, I'll go ahead and make a donation. But it won't be the one I had in mind before all this **** hit the fan. Let's see seven consecutive days without another debacle.
  • [Developing]Carson Accuses [Cruz] of Dirty Tricks at Iowa Caucuses

    02/02/2016 1:27:38 PM PST · 249 of 272
    newgeezer to butterdezillion; 1035rep; DungeonMaster
    This just in: I now realize Twitter had me in the wrong time zone. So, the Twitter timestamps in my earlier posts were two hours off. That means the Cruz campaign emails preceded the Steve King tweets...

    So the Cruz people reported to their network what CNN was reporting.

    Well, no. The first Cruz email said, "Carson Likely to Drop Out" and he'd make "a big announcement next week." The second said Carson would "stop campaigning." CNN didn't say any of that.

    Carson's advisor tweeted at 7:03 that the report was not true

    His tweet appears to have happened around 9 minutes after the Cruz campaign first broke the "news" via email. Unfortunately, the campaign and Steve King kept right on going. Maybe they don't follow Jason Osborne? I don't know. It's a mess.

    We need a coordinated timeline of who said what and when.

    This is what I have so far.

    • Yesterday, 6:43 PM CST Chris Moody CNN tweets Carson is going home for a couple days' rest.
    • 6:56 PM Spence Rogers (Cruz campaign) email "Carson Likely to Drop Out"
    • 7:05 PM Jason Osborne (Carson campaign) tweets Carson "Not suspending -- getting fresh clothes then back out Wednesday"
    • 7:08 PM CNN tweets Carson to take a break from campaigning (tinyurl.com/j8pbmo8)
    • 7:13 PM Spence Rogers (Cruz campaign) email "CNN Reporting Ben Carson Will Stop Campaigning After Iowa"
    • 7:19 PM Steve King tweets Carson is "Skipping NH & SC is the equivalent of suspending"
    • 7:20 PM Steve King tweets "Carson looks like he is out. Iowans need to know before they vote."
    • Today, 2:09 PM: Steve King tweets "I respect Ben Carson & regret any miscommunications. Perhaps [his] supporters r unaware of this CNN story tinyurl.com/j8pbmo8"
    I think that pretty much tells what happened. I'm still trying to process everything.

    Still, we're missing the why and I'm thinking (hoping) it was Steve King and Spence Rogers going off half-cocked in the heat of battle. (And kudos to Mr. King who has not deleted his now-embarrassing tweets, as many do.) Meanwhile, people are outraged at what appears to be "dirty tricks" by Cruz. And I can't say as I blame them. Unfortunately, perception IS reality. The truth of what and why take a back seat to how it all looks. And that's why now, the Carson campaign and others are all too happy to use this AGAINST Cruz.

    I've never been to a caucus. When did the speakers for each candidate start speaking?

    After the invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance, some announcements and passing the "Lincoln bag" around the room (suggested $5 donations to the county GOP) I think the speakers started around 7:20.

    Although I doubt that leaves much opportunity for the Dirty TricksTM to have an effect, I can't rule it out.

    I just received a response from the Cruz campaign to my earlier email about this. I'll post what I can, soon.

  • [Developing]Carson Accuses [Cruz] of Dirty Tricks at Iowa Caucuses

    02/02/2016 11:50:36 AM PST · 245 of 272
    newgeezer to butterdezillion; 1035rep; DungeonMaster
    The original tweet from the CNN guy said that CArson would not be campaigning for the next primaries.

    Well, not exactly:

      Chris Moody (@moody), 4:43 PM CST

      Carson won't go to NH/SC, but instead will head home to Florida for some R&R. He'll be in DC Thursday for the National Prayer Breakfast.
    It merely says rather than heading [directly] to NH or SC [as others were doing], Carson would be heading home for a couple days of R&R.

    But, King took "won't go to" to mean "skipping":

      Steve King (@SteveKingIA), 5:19 PM CST

      #iacaucus Skipping NH & SC is the equivalent of suspending. Too bad this information won't get to all caucus goers.
    Then, King believed he'd stumbled upon an opportunity. So, he seized it (then, the Cruz campaign sent the emails to their supporters):
      Steve King, 5:20 PM

      Carson looks like he is out. Iowans need to know before they vote. Most will go to Cruz, I hope.

    (See it all at https://twitter.com/SteveKingIA/status/694329606174683136)

    Personally, I don't see anything nefarious in Moore's tweet. It appears to me, as dungeonmaster put it, there was a "heat of battle" aspect to this for King. I have to think he ran with it as soon as he saw it, only an hour and a half before caucus time.

    Just now, Rush is starting to talk about it, beginning with Carson's accusations against the Cruz campaign.

  • [Developing]Carson Accuses [Cruz] of Dirty Tricks at Iowa Caucuses

    02/02/2016 11:10:30 AM PST · 242 of 272
    newgeezer to butterdezillion
    Did the Cruz campaign network know that you were going to speak on his behalf at the caucus? Did they have your email address?

    Yes and yes.

    If so, and if this stuff was coordinated by Cruz, you would have been contacted.... Are you on the Cruz campaign's email list? If so, could you look at the screenshot in the article at http://www.vocativ.com/news/276724/ted-cruz-is-a-scam-artist/ and see if you received those emails, that Jennings Brown claims he received?

    Yes, I am on their list and I do receive a lot of email from tedcruz.org. Part of that is because I checked the box for a number of interest groups (2nd Amendment, Pro-Life, etc.).

    Anyway, after Steve King Tweeted the "news" at 5:20 PM CST, I received two email messages from the campaign (the headers prove they're authentic)...

      From: Spence Rogers <noreply@tedcruz.org>
      Date: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 6:56 PM
      Subject: Carson Likely to Drop Out

      Press Reporting Carson to Take Break After Iowa

      Dear [newgeezer],

      Breaking News. The press is reporting that Dr. Ben Carson is taking time off from the campaign trail after Iowa and making a big announcement next week.

      Please inform any Carson caucus goers of this news and urge them to caucus for Ted Cruz.
      ______________

      From: Spence Rogers <noreply@tedcruz.org>
      Date: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 7:13 PM
      Subject: CNN Reporting Ben Carson Will Stop Campaigning After Iowa

      CNN Reporting Ben Carson Will Stop Campaigning After Iowa

      Dear [newgeezer],

      CNN is reporting that Ben Carson will stop campaigning after Iowa. Make sure to tell all of your peers at the caucus supporting Carson that they should coalesce around the true conservative who will be in the race for the long haul: TED CRUZ!
    Again, I am very thankful I didn't see any of this prior to speaking.
  • [Developing]Carson Accuses [Cruz] of Dirty Tricks at Iowa Caucuses

    02/02/2016 10:35:06 AM PST · 238 of 272
    newgeezer to butterdezillion; DungeonMaster
    You didn't receive communication from Cruz because he didn't send any out.

    I don't know whether he (the campaign) did or not. Rep. Steve King (national campaign co-chair) Tweeted the "news" after he grossly (and stupidly) misinterpreted a Tweet from CNN's Chris Moody.

    This photo of a Tweet from "Ted Cruz 2016" is definitely not from the campaign; it appears to be from someone who, like me, trusted King. If the campaign (@tedcruz) Tweeted anything of the sort, it's gone now.

    As we caucus site workers were wrapping things up around 9 PM, a fellow Cruzer mentioned Carson will be dropping out and we were asked to mention it. I don't know whether he heard that from the campaign, Steve King, or breaking news. But I told him if I'd known, I would've mentioned it in my two-minute speech on Cruz's behalf. After I got home, I heard it was a false rumor about Carson.

    Regardless, my point was to say if I'd heard it early enough from King or the campaign--reliable sources--I would have unknowingly spread the lie. As it turns out, the original source merely said Carson was going home for some R&R; it appears King mistakenly assumed that meant he was dropping out and saw a time-sensitive opportunity in that. So, he ran with it and fell flat on his face.

  • Dollar for Dollar, Jeb Bush Was Tonight's Biggest Loser

    02/02/2016 8:45:35 AM PST · 24 of 35
    newgeezer to DungeonMaster

    Of the 374 votes cast at my site, Yeb! tallied 5.

    My wife said she heard he said “People in New Hampshire [unlike Iowans?] take this seriously.” LOL. Sore loser much?

    They walk in, fill in the dot, and walk out. We Iowans spend two or three hours to caucus. And we aren’t serious enough for him? Poor, poor, entitled Yeb! :)

  • [Developing]Carson Accuses [Cruz] of Dirty Tricks at Iowa Caucuses

    02/02/2016 8:03:17 AM PST · 222 of 272
    newgeezer to All; DungeonMaster

    Just heard from my wife, “Steve King just fell on his sword to Laura Ingraham. He said Cruz and his people didn’t know but told us [radio listeners that his source was] a [Tweet] from CNN saying Ben was skipping NH and SC”

    So, apparently, Congressman Steve King (R-IA4 and Cruz campaign national co-chair) saw opportunity in a Tweet from CNN and took a short ride on the Stupid Train. (And now, the consequences...)

  • [Developing]Carson Accuses [Cruz] of Dirty Tricks at Iowa Caucuses

    02/02/2016 7:39:01 AM PST · 219 of 272
    newgeezer to All; DungeonMaster
    Email sent moments ago:
      Dear Senator Cruz and those on the campaign staff:

      My wife and I are thrilled and hopeful after last night's results. Congratulations!

      This morning, I woke up and decided to make another, larger contribution to the campaign. My wife agreed. But then, we heard the news. Now, we'll wait until after New Hampshire to see if the campaign is finished shooting itself in the foot. ...

      The news report said Steve King (our favorite Congressman and your national co-chair) and the campaign Tweeted before the start of the caucus that Ben Carson is pulling out, and Cruz-ers like us should spread the word.

      Given I was the one who stood up and spoke on Ted's behalf to over 300 attendees at our caucus site, I thank God I did not receive that "news" prior to speaking, since I definitely would have passed the word on, believing Steve King and the Cruz campaign were trustworthy sources.

      So here we have another campaign debacle. First it was that deceptive, made-to-look-official mailer intended to shame people into going to their caucus (sure, other campaigns use similar tactics but, is that who we are?). Now, it's a false (deceptive?) Tweet hoping to pull votes from Carson supporters. At best, everyone failed to verify the original source. It looks bad and in many ways, perception is reality. Regardless of the truth, how it looks matters.

      For now, we're waiting and watching to see what happens.

      Disappointed and hopeful,
      [Mr. and Mrs. newgeezer]

  • Iowa’s Secretary of State Rips Cruz Over Campaign Mailer

    02/01/2016 12:39:09 PM PST · 55 of 62
    newgeezer to DungeonMaster
    I need to hear Cruz's explanation on this one.

    At the pre-caucus rally here this afternoon (4:30 at Grace Baptist on E. Post Road at Hwy 100 in south Marion, if you're interested), I really REALLY hope he calls on my raised hand so I can ask him about it.

    Deception is NOT what I'd expect from his campaign. Did he know about it? Or, did he fire whomever approved it? Gotta think others want to know, too.

    This couldn't have come at a worse time. It will certainly result in more votes for Trump and Rubio (which also works in Trump's favor).

    (Trump says whatever he believes his prey wants to hear. That is "The Art of the Deal." Always.)

  • Iowa’s Secretary of State Rips Cruz Over Campaign Mailer

    02/01/2016 12:10:33 PM PST · 45 of 62
    newgeezer to catnipman; DungeonMaster
    the reprehensible of the mailer

    Agreed. At best, it's one of those idiotic made-to-look-official pieces of junk mail that I've come to despise simply because they hope to deceive me. The only reason I ever look at one is to make note of who's lying to me.

    In fact, if I'm an unethical campaign operative and wish to make our opponent look bad, I'm looking for a way to do something exactly like this. Send out a despicable piece-of-sh*t mailer with "Paid for by" HIS campaign on it.

    Of course, I'm pretty sure the government masterminds behind campaign finance reforms have done everything they could think of to make that (nearly) impossible to pull off.

  • Iowa’s Secretary of State Rips Cruz Over Campaign Mailer

    02/01/2016 11:23:24 AM PST · 38 of 62
    newgeezer to catnipman; DungeonMaster
    This is SO disappointing. I hope I get a chance to ask Sen. Cruz about this when I attend his rally today. (I don't expect he'll mention it himself.)

    Knowing as I do the Iowa Secy. of State and former Cedar Rapids mayor Paul Pate, I'm confident he WELCOMED the opportunity to "rip Cruz." He has always struck me as the personification of the term "Republican establishment."

  • 22 Clinton Emails Deemed Too Classified to Be Made Public

    02/01/2016 9:38:47 AM PST · 30 of 31
    newgeezer to DungeonMaster
    The thing that puzzles me about the scandal is that the NYT broke the news. The NYT is normally in bed with the Clintons, right?

    If this isn't all leading up to eventual exoneration and another 60 Minutes catapult interview a la 1992, it means they're actually out to get her. (NYT doesn't break news of this sort without a motive.) And if that's the case, who are they for, Bernie? I hope so. But, no way. It's gotta be someone else.

  • 22 Clinton Emails Deemed Too Classified to Be Made Public

    02/01/2016 9:04:23 AM PST · 27 of 31
    newgeezer to DungeonMaster

    In his new video “The Clinton Chronicles 2015,” Larry Nichols, the former Clinton guy who did the original video in 1994, says the whole email scandal—broke by the New York Times, after all!—was done for the calculated purpose of making her out to be an underdog. After she rises above this adversity, she’ll win the presidency.

    Or something like that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS7uSmG-R34

  • Oh Dear – Ted Cruz Sent “Voter Shaming Letter” To Iowa Professor of Political Sciene

    02/01/2016 8:57:25 AM PST · 124 of 132
    newgeezer to DungeonMaster
    I am still on the disbelieve button.

    The possibility that someone else did this to make Cruz look bad hadn't even occurred to me because, as the New Yorker article says, "the mailer does clearly indicate that it's 'Paid for by Cruz for President.'"

    Now I wonder how hard it would be to get away with putting a false 'paid for by' disclaimer on a mailer like that. Guessing you can't just take boxes of them into the post office and pay with cash. But, if anyone could beat the system, it's _________.

    (Trump says whatever he believes his prey wants to hear. That is "The Art of the Deal." Always.)

  • Oh Dear – Ted Cruz Sent “Voter Shaming Letter” To Iowa Professor of Political Sciene

    02/01/2016 8:45:51 AM PST · 123 of 132
    newgeezer to goodwithagun
    No, seriesly, who has the huge manatee pic?

    Guessing you meant the HUGH manatee, as in

  • Is Rush Limbaugh Betraying Conservatism with Donald Trump?

    01/30/2016 5:07:01 PM PST · 112 of 112
    newgeezer to Undecided 2012
    Plus complete universal deportation will decimate apartment owners, many small businesses and banks on the hook with loans.

    And either the Cruz flat tax or the Fair Tax will likewise decimate tax accountants, tax lawyers, tax preparers, tax software companies and IRS employees.

    Boo frickin' hoo!

  • Huckabee: Cruz can't be trusted (Video at link)

    01/29/2016 5:20:47 PM PST · 33 of 39
    newgeezer to Pollster1; dontreadthis
    I'm okay with him deciding to oppose ethanol requirements, since he was right, and I'm okay with him deciding that is not practical politically

    Not sure what makes you think he decided "that is not practical." If you're referring to the five-year phase-out, that's not for politics. That's for stability. Don't pull the rug out from under people who made business decisions based on your government's promises unless you want to damage the credibility of the United States at home and around the world.

    Regardless, his position on ethanol has been consistent: Get rid of the Renewable Fuels Standard and all other mandates and subsidies. Let the free market, not government, pick winners and losers.

  • Cruz heads to tiny Iowa towns to complete 99-county trek

    01/29/2016 2:47:27 PM PST · 10 of 11
    newgeezer to napscoordinator
    I can't imagine having to vote for [Cruz] in November. I think that would be the worst vote I ever had to do even worse then Romney and McCain.

    That is undoubtedly the most ridiculous thing I've seen all day. Maybe all year.

    Are you vying for a suitable position in a Trump White House? (Minister of Propaganda?)

  • Ted Cruz got the Trump treatment at the GOP debate. He handled it much better than Trump

    01/29/2016 2:38:15 PM PST · 99 of 138
    newgeezer to napscoordinator
    Cruz has nothing else to fall back on. If he gets kicked out of the Senate, his life is over due to lack of skills.

    Wow.

      As Solicitor General for the State of Texas and in private practice, Ted authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court, and has won an unprecedented series of landmark national victories including defending U.S. sovereignty against the UN and the World Court in Medellin v. Texas, defending our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, defending the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument at the Texas State Capitol and the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
      - http://www.tedcruz.org/about/

    Hope that helps. Or, maybe you're on the wrong site. Is DU still around?

  • Is Rush Limbaugh Betraying Conservatism with Donald Trump?

    01/29/2016 2:32:12 PM PST · 55 of 112
    newgeezer to napscoordinator

    I’ll be sure to try to challenge him on that when I see him Monday afternoon.

  • Is Rush Limbaugh Betraying Conservatism with Donald Trump?

    01/29/2016 2:18:51 PM PST · 35 of 112
    newgeezer to napscoordinator
    Cruz every other word out of his mouth is a lie.

    I thought I'd heard everything by now but, I can't recall anyone else saying anything of the sort.

    What has he lied about?