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  • Ted Cruz on How 'Star Wars' Applies to Presidential Politics

    12/01/2015 4:46:32 PM PST · 5 of 18
    x to Isara
    "I grew up on 'Star Wars,'" Cruz said. "You know my favorite memory is actually the second movie, 'The Empire Strikes Back,' which came out when I was 10. I remember standing with my dad in line at the mall for two, three hours to see it on opening day, and it was amazing being a little boy in the seventies and early eighties when these movies were coming out. I collected all the 'Star Wars' action figures. I had them all in a Darth Vader carrying case and with my friends we would play and fight them back and forth. I had a giant Millennium Falcon."

    TMI, Ted, TMI ...

    What kind of lunchbox you had in 4th grade won't win you any votes.

  • DiCaprio Raped by Bear In Fox Movie

    12/01/2015 4:42:09 PM PST · 146 of 155
    x to catfish1957

    George Clooney is dying to play “The Fantastic Mr. Bear” in this one ...

  • Hillary Clinton Calls for Overhaul of Justice System

    12/01/2015 4:39:59 PM PST · 26 of 57
    x to Zakeet

    ... anything to keep herself out of jail ...

  • Why Warren Buffett Is a World-Class Con Man

    12/01/2015 4:37:00 PM PST · 14 of 14
    x to Vigilanteman
    ... or just another squirrel trying to get a nut

    ... or all the nuts ...


    As "economic man" working to increase his wealth he's pretty straightforward.

    If you think he's got some idealistic motivations he's a hypocrite ...

    ... or maybe you're just wrong for believing that he's more than what he obviously is ...

  • US announces 'expeditionary force' to target Isis in Iraq and Syria

    12/01/2015 4:32:22 PM PST · 14 of 51
    x to JPX2011
    A permanent new US "expeditionary force" will target Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, operating independently of local troops in Iraq and Syria for the first time, defense secretary Ash Carter has revealed, in a significant escalation of the frontline use of American ground troops in the region.

    Uh ... what means here "permanent"?

  • Viral Conservative YouTube Star Renounces Conservatism

    12/01/2015 4:19:43 PM PST · 67 of 70
    x to T-Bird45

    A lot depends on whether he's going to become an activist for the other side or whether he just wants to be a kid for a while.

    Maybe the only thing to come out of this will be a sitcom about a 12-year-old African-American David Brock or David Frum ...

  • Glenn Beck on Trump: He is Saul Alinsky

    12/01/2015 4:13:11 PM PST · 53 of 108
    x to odawg
    "I've seen numerous people here saying that Trump is secretly supporting Hillary"

    That has always mystified me. I guess next they will say he has the hots for her.

    Why the mystery? Outspoken, cranky billionaire running for president. Now he's running, now he's not. Sound familiar.

    We could toss in Wendell Willkie for good measure. Some would even add Mitt Romney.

    Maybe all that's nonsense and Trump is going to go all the way, but after Perot can you really blame people for being suspicious?

  • Glenn Beck on Trump: He is Saul Alinsky

    12/01/2015 3:52:35 PM PST · 42 of 108
    x to NKP_Vet
    What a disgusting lowlife POS Beck has out turned out to be. I refuse to watch anything this conspiracy, survival food nutcase is on. He makes me sick.

    That may all be true, but he's not the only person to wonder if Trump is really in it for the long haul or if he's not going to be distracted or derailed along the way.

  • French Reporters Stunned At Obama’s Ignorance: "He is an Ass*ole! An Ass*ole!"

    12/01/2015 3:42:34 PM PST · 107 of 155
    x to Brown Deer
  • French Reporters Stunned At Obama’s Ignorance: "He is an Ass*ole! An Ass*ole!"

    12/01/2015 3:39:40 PM PST · 104 of 155
    x to catnipman
    True, Bush would be gone whoever won, but the US repudiating Bush was very popular in Europe. John McCain certainly wouldn't have mean a repudiation of Bush and Cheney.

    The press are liberal (in our sense of the word) over there, just like they are over here. So are the people who award the Nobel Prize. And most the people who post stuff online are, too (at least by our standards).

    The man on the street may have had a "Gee Whiz" reaction -- "The United States elected a Black man, how about that!" -- but it's kind of like when major league sports get their first Japanese or Korean pitcher or Chinese basketball player.

    There's certainly a novelty factor. Whether there's much more than that is harder to say. What I guess I'm saying is that the reaction of ordinary Europeans was more superficial and don't really need a lot of "I told you so."

  • Obama perfectly understands what he expects from the Syrian "Pilgrims"

    12/01/2015 3:24:55 PM PST · 20 of 21
    x to VA Voter

    Hats with buckles on them and smallpox?

  • ABC'S "The View" Co-Host: Trump's Appeal Fueled By "Self-Hatred"

    12/01/2015 3:11:36 PM PST · 19 of 35
    x to Biggirl
    This is a political question because he's running for president, so what people think of her opinion depends on their political views.

    But if Donald Trump was just somebody you knew personally or a celebrity who fires people on television (like Gordon Ramsay or Simon Cowell) would her view be a valid interpretation of his appeal?

  • Howard Stern Caller Confirms Trump: Muslims Did Cheer After 9/11 [Call From September 12, 2001]

    12/01/2015 2:52:31 PM PST · 84 of 91
    x to GonzoII
    Okay, but "thousands"?

    And a merry bababooie to you too.

  • French Reporters Stunned At Obama’s Ignorance: "He is an Ass*ole! An Ass*ole!"

    12/01/2015 2:51:04 PM PST · 66 of 155
    x to catnipman
    As I recall, the French and all of Western Europe were WILDLY, WILDLY, WILDLY ecstatic when Obama was first elected.

    1) It was more that they were glad that Bush was finally out.

    2) Most Frenchmen probably didn't care. Just like here, the media and the politically active aren't necessarily a representation of what the average person thinks.

  • Mississippi Flag, a Rebel Holdout, Is in a New Fight

    12/01/2015 2:42:54 PM PST · 385 of 403
    x to cowboyway
    The northern and southern sections of the country are almost like two different cultures and have been since colonial days. Secession was bound to occur at some point regardless of the occasion and may possibly occur again.

    The Eastern and Western States are different as well. The Mountain and Plains States are different from the Northeast or the West Coast. A country as big as ours is bound to contain very different regional cultures.

    Right now, politics are more polarized than they have been at some other periods in our history, but the way that people in different parts of the country live is a lot more uniform than was true in the past. The split is more urban vs. rural than North vs. South, with people in Northern and Southern metropolitan areas living similar lives that are different from rural Americans.

    350 million people ruled by 535 that try to shoehorn the entire population into politically correct federally run programs/services/etc is wasteful, ineffective and destructive to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    Breaking up the country isn't likely to retard or reverse current social trends. Cutting Washington out of the picture wouldn't necessarily mean less of a regulatory-welfare state, since people might at first be more comfortable giving power and money to a new government that purports to be closer to their own interests.

    What breaking up the country would mean is a loss of American influence in the world and an end to American self-confidence. For better or for worse, whatever successor states arose wouldn't be able to play the role of "World Leader." Sure, there's a burst of exuberance among people who are finally free from the other part of the country, but when they realize how little America and its values will count in the world, or even at home, it will be quite a comedown.

  • George Lucas Explains Why Greedo Shoots Han Solo First in Star Wars (in revised edition)

    12/01/2015 1:35:13 PM PST · 16 of 31
    x to C19fan

    What’s his explanation for why nobody cares?

  • Mississippi Flag, a Rebel Holdout, Is in a New Fight

    12/01/2015 1:30:24 PM PST · 380 of 403
    x to cowboyway; rockrr
    A very clever Freeper some years back became suspicious about the posting habits of 'rockrr' and, after a little research determined conclusively that the 'rockrr' handle is used by multiple posters.

    I am large. I contain multitudes.

    This Freeper noticed that 'rockrr' is posting on FR 24/7 and after comparing writing styles and tone based on time of day and day of week, and considering drug and alcohol use, made that clear determination.

    Whose drug use? The "very clever Freeper's"?

    "This Freeper" is obviously an idiot. But probably considers himself to be a genius. It's usually like that.

    And every cockamamie hypothesis people like that come up with is always "conclusively determined."

  • Mississippi Flag, a Rebel Holdout, Is in a New Fight

    12/01/2015 1:25:17 PM PST · 378 of 403
    x to cowboyway
    Some parts of the country are polarized in a major way. I mean, if you're a journalist or professor in New York or San Francisco you might actively hate other parts of the country. And if you live in some parts of Florida and have to put up with snotty tourists on their way from northern cities to South Florida, you might hate New York City or all the Northeast.

    But mostly, I think it's just that we have a forum for Civil War discussion here. Most people in America probably aren't thinking about what happened 150 years ago all the time. Outside of specific Civil War forums, every four years you get somebody or other saying the country should split up again. It's tied to the elections, and it always gets an audience with the losing side. It can be cynical as well, since it's a good way for a disgraced journalist or aspiring blogger to get hits on the Internet.

  • The Existential Threat...If You Think Trump is Under Attack Now...You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet...

    11/30/2015 3:30:43 PM PST · 239 of 243
    x to smoothsailing
    Donald Trump is an existential threat to much more than dependent liberalism. Trump also represents a threat well beyond the globalists and the billionaire influencers of policy, politics and national activity.

    Did he call his book The Art of Rigid Adherence to Moral Principle or The Art of the Deal?

    Trump is going to cut a deal with his fellow billionaire influencers of policy.

  • With Cruz, they’d lose

    11/30/2015 3:08:01 PM PST · 66 of 74
    x to drop 50 and fire for effect
    The Economist is fundamentally a European establishment publication, reflecting a post WWII belief in stability to the detriment of both representative government and Conservatism / Classical Liberalism. They distrusted Reagan, Thatcher, had faith in Gorbachev and then the EU.


    Look it up!

    The Economist actually liked Reagan and Thatcher.

    They endorsed Reagan in 1980.

    What was the alternative in Britain? Foot and Kinnock?

    Of course, they preferred Thatcher.

    The magazine changed later in the Blair-Clinton era.

  • Sununu: If Trump Is the Nominee, the GOP Will Lose Senate, House and Presidency (Bunk)

    11/30/2015 2:54:51 PM PST · 70 of 98
    x to Zenjitsuman
    Same moderate jerk that couldn't even get his state to vote Republican.

    Bush won New Hampshire in 1988. If you mean 1992, Bush lost by less than 1% when Perot took 22% of the vote. Not a great year for Republicans anywhere.

    Reagan won 49 states, Trump is putting together the same coalition. Blue collar Reagan Dems, independents , women who don’t like Hillary, Union guys like Teamsters, Veterans, Military, minorities who know he is the only candidate who wants to bring jobs back because Trump is against the Cheap labor Express.

    Maybe. The fear, though, is that it's all a house of cards that will collapse before the election.

  • With Cruz, they’d lose

    11/30/2015 2:29:51 PM PST · 62 of 74
    x to Boogieman
    Who says they are "written off"? There are more options than just pandering to them or writing them off.

    Saying "The moderates support the Dems, have supported the Dems for several decades now, and will continue to support the Dems for the foreseeable future" sounds like writing a lot of voters off.

    How about appealing to them on the basis of our principles? We believe those principles are correct, and if we are right, we should be able to state our case and win over some people who don't agree with us. If we don't believe our principles can win people over, then why do we bother to believe in them?

    You've got immediate goals and long-range goals -- high priority items and lower priority items -- things you need to do ASAP, things that can wait, and things you can only dream about. Reagan knew the difference. Post-Reagan candidates have had trouble with that.

    This weekend there was an article about Republican "plans" to do away with the IRS, with the author attacking them as "crackpot." Seriously, though, does anybody expect that the next Republican President will abolish the income tax? That's something people regard as a worthy goal, but not something anybody's going to be doing any time soon. Voters and candidates probably understand the difference, but a lot of people get scared into voting against what sounds to them like impractical plans.

  • With Cruz, they’d lose

    11/30/2015 2:09:16 PM PST · 59 of 74
    x to The Final Harvest
    And .. as further proof .. when GW ran for re-election; and the base saw what happened in the 2000 election; they turned out in droves (4 million [approx] and the left was staggered by the number of people who voted.

    That was the "security mom" election. People didn't trust the Democrats on foreign policy.

    Republicans had the advantages of incumbency. Also the economy was doing alright and Kerry was a terrible candidate.

    If W. had done everything the same and lost people would be saying it was because he wasn't a conservative. Because he won, it's harder to say that.

  • Ben Carson Sides With Planned Parenthood, 'Hateful Rhetoric' Played Role In CO. Shootings (VIDEO)

    11/30/2015 2:04:58 PM PST · 46 of 61
    x to Lorianne
    Carson said there was "hateful rhetoric" on both sides. I'd want to see the question he was asked. It sounds like the "hateful rhetoric" was in the question he was asked, not something Carson volunteered himself as the reason for the killings.

    "There is no question that, uh, you know, hateful rhetoric no matter which side it comes from - right or left - is something that is detrimental to our society. This has been a big problem. Our strength in this country has traditionally been in our unity. And we are allowing all kinds of circumstances to divide us and make us hateful toward each other. And the rhetoric is extremely immature, divisive, and is not helpful when you have outside forces uh - global Islamic radical jihadists who want to destroy us. Why would we be doing that to ourselves? We at some point have got to become more mature. No question the hateful rhetoric exacerbates the situation and we should be doing all we can to engage in intelligent, civil discussion about our differences. That's how we solve problems. we don't ever solve them with hateful rhetoric ... I think both sides should tone down their rhetoric, and engage in civil discussion."


    I guess Carson would side with the Charlie Hebdo killers as well ... after all, they were provoked by "hateful rhetoric" according to their apologists.

    Maybe it's not the same thing, but I haven't taken a logic class so I can't put my finger on the reason why.

  • With Cruz, they’d lose

    11/30/2015 1:46:28 PM PST · 53 of 74
    x to Boogieman
    Well, you don't need all that half that stayed home to show up. All you need is more of your disaffected orphan voters to show up than the other side turns out from their orphan disaffected voters. Also, it is much easier to drive up turnout than it is to lure new voters.

    True, but there's the problem. Is Ted really going to bring more conservative voters to the polls for him than liberal voters against him?

    I'm not sure about that "blue collar conservative" thing. Republicans already have those votes. If you're talking about disaffected and discouraged blue collar voters, most of them aren't committed ideological conservatives.

    Some conservative policies are likely to turn them off just as other conservative policies will win them over. Is Ted really the guy with the magnetism and energy to bring those votes to the GOP.

  • With Cruz, they’d lose

    11/30/2015 1:41:17 PM PST · 47 of 74
    x to Boogieman
    The moderates support the Dems, have supported the Dems for several decades now, and will continue to support the Dems for the foreseeable future.

    More often than not in the last two decades Republicans have lost the White House.

    So, yes, it sounds like the writer is correct.

    Of course a lot depends on how you define "moderate," but the point -- writing off voters that aren't committed conservative is a losing strategy -- is valid.

  • With Cruz, they’d lose

    11/30/2015 1:17:37 PM PST · 28 of 74
    x to traderrob6
    'We get whipped." By way of proof, the first-term senator informs Republican crowds that in 2012, when the party nominated Mitt Romney, roughly half of all born-again Christian voters and millions of blue-collar conservatives stayed home."

    And this is inaccurate?????

    Roughly half the country stayed home.

    If you can suppose that all those Evangelical and socially conservative voters would all show up without voters from other groups on the other side showing up or without Republicans losing votes from other groups, Cruz has a point, but not the only possibility. Plus, Cruz may not be the favorite choice of blue collar conservatives.

  • James Bennett column: Trump vs. Cruz

    11/29/2015 1:42:41 PM PST · 49 of 81
    x to kabar
    Carson has higher favorables and lower unfavorables than the other candidates. I don't know if that will last, but if the polls are right he stands better with undecideds as of now.

    Rubio's an unknown quantity to a lot of people, they can make him into whatever they want, so right now he has a higher ceiling as well.

    Poll charts.

  • Few Thoughts Now On A Republican Establishment That Just Doesn't Get It & Effort Against Trump

    11/29/2015 1:38:07 PM PST · 24 of 30
    x to GonzoII
    There was talk about Lou Dobbs running for president last time.

    Donald Trump is running on Lou's issues.

    Lou would have been a safer choice -- fewer surprises, less uproar -- but wouldn't have done anywhere near as well as Trump is doing now.

  • James Bennett column: Trump vs. Cruz

    11/29/2015 1:32:37 PM PST · 44 of 81
    x to dragnet2; Tzfat; Aria
    Trump has some very devoted fans, but a low ceiling -- there are a lot of people who just are never going to like him or vote for him.

    But then the same is true about Cruz.

    To say "you either love him or you hate him" about either man would be going too far, but I get the feeling there are fewer neutrals to be won over when it comes to Donald or Ted, than would be the case with, say, Marco Rubio.

    Polls back that up in Trump's case. Like Bush and Christie he already has high unfavorable ratings. Cruz is still unknown to a lot of people, but time will tell.

  • The GOP’s “Abolish the IRS” Crackpots

    11/29/2015 1:00:08 PM PST · 19 of 66
    x to NaturalBornConservative
    Candidates have near-term goals and long-range goals.

    I don't think anybody's going to be disappointed because the next president doesn't abolish the IRS.

    On second thought, some people probably will be, because they don't realize that major changes like that don't (and shouldn't) happen overnight.

    Anyway, nobody should fault a candidate for raising awareness and getting a dialogue started that won't bear fruit for some time to come.

    You have to start somewhere.

  • Radar Finds Secret Chamber in King Tut's Tomb

    11/29/2015 12:53:26 PM PST · 18 of 46
    x to amorphous
  • America's Unique Fascism

    11/29/2015 12:52:02 PM PST · 19 of 22
    x to SpaceBar
    Compared to what, though?

    Undoubtedly there's more and bigger government in the US now than there was in 1800 or 1900.

    But how do we stack up against other countries of similar population size and density and similar level of economic development?

    Mises.org and LewRockwell.com are a pack of preening ponces priding themselves on their political purity and their superiority to real world concerns.

    I'm not saying everything he says is wrong, but those guys get to be real pains after a while.

  • What's your favorite Hillary Clinton lie?

    11/29/2015 12:43:24 PM PST · 33 of 72
    x to PROCON

    The one about trying to join the Marines — or was it the Army? — for real, and not just as a joke or to test for sexism.

  • My Donald will be best president ever says Trump's wife Melania

    11/29/2015 12:38:29 PM PST · 43 of 48
    x to Libloather

    Undoubtedly, but first just to make sure: how about a tryout — say, as President of Slovenia or Slovakia or Czechia — before we give him the keys to the White House.

  • The Erick Erickson Show:Karl Rove Helping Ben Carson Has Everything to do With Ted Cruz

    11/29/2015 12:31:14 PM PST · 94 of 107
    x to Isara
    It is a little suspicious that Rove badmouths Carson's chances to get the nomination one day and then offers him help a few days later.

    If Karl Rove thinks Ben Carson is sinking, wouldn't it be more likely he'd encourage him to get out of the race, rather than to stay in?

    I'm not convinced Ted Cruz is set to sweep to the nomination, but Erickson's argument is certainly plausible.

  • Since Obama can't handle ISIS, what say we outsource the job to the mafia?

    11/29/2015 12:02:58 PM PST · 8 of 20
    x to Kaslin
    Everything I've seen on TV tells me the Russian mob is a lot tougher.

    But then, they're already involved:

    Just have to figure out which side they're on.

  • Kasich: 80 Percent of Republicans Don’t Support ‘Outrageous,’ ‘Divisive’ Trump

    11/29/2015 11:59:49 AM PST · 100 of 124
    x to E. Pluribus Unum
    Every candidate has said or done something stupid at one point or other -- very much including John Kasich.

    So this isn't really a winning strategy for Kasich.

    By this point, though, he's probably running more for a cabinet office than for president and trying to make himself useful to somebody else who could give him a job.

    Probably not Donald Trump ...

  • The Bush presidency was my fault: I am so sorry my work stopped the Florida recount

    11/29/2015 11:50:41 AM PST · 108 of 125
    x to Cincinatus' Wife
    Theodore Roosevelt is also sorry that he got Woodrow Wilson elected.

    And I guess John C. Breckenridge is sorry things played out like they did in 1860.

    No word yet from Perot and Nader.

  • Is Ted Cruz The New Richard Nixon?

    11/28/2015 1:43:04 PM PST · 58 of 64
    x to dforest
    In other words, he is fakin' it to get the nomination, then we think maybe he will be more like Bush to make us happy.

    No, not faking it, but he's not going to make it on his first try. Maybe if Ted stays in the game long enough and makes enough tries he will finally get to the White House, but by then he'll have aged and ripened a bit and won't be the Ted Cruz you remember or want him to be.

    It's not at all uncommon for politicians to be different from what they were at the beginning of their careers when they finally get the brass ring or golden ticket. Many politicians are in the game a long time and aren't very likeable to begin with. Nixon's the one who finally won, and that's one reason for taking him as an example here.

    Of course, Nixonian has other connotations as well and the author probably intended to get the negative ones out there and make them stick to Cruz. Hillary against Cruz would in a way be a contest to see who comes across as less Nixonian, Hillary with her lying or Ted with what a lot of people see as his unlikeability.

  • Stone Mountain monument at center of racial tension over Confederate tributes

    11/28/2015 1:30:45 PM PST · 16 of 68
    x to ctdonath2
    And Georgia just authorized messing with it, starting with putting an MLK tribute on top in a spirit of conquest.

    The original monument didn't send a clear political message?

    Defiance? Resilience? To some people, oppression and conquest?

    It might be nice to think that it was apolitical and unifying and reconciling, but was it really any of that?

  • St. Paul schools consider ban on Washington Redskins gear

    11/28/2015 12:46:31 PM PST · 15 of 25
    x to markomalley
    How much market is there for Washington Redskins' merchandise in Minnesota?

    Shouldn't it be Scandinavian kids going after the Vikings (or that Fargo show)?

    Talk about macroaggressions. How can you survive after seeing something like that?

  • [Vanity ]The GOP Establishment is scared to go on air and take Trump out with TV ads

    11/28/2015 12:39:14 PM PST · 18 of 24
    x to springwater13
    Huh? Kasich is doing it. It doesn't seem to be working, but that's what he's trying to do with targeted ads (I guess -- I don't remember seeing any, but have heard about them).

    Nobody's going to buy time to say "We are the GOP Elite and we don't want you to vote for Trump," but one candidate or another -- Jindal, Kasich, somebody else -- will take on the task.

    Major candidates with a chance to win aren't going lower themselves by directly attacking Trump, but a minor candidate may get a place in the cabinet by taking him on or going after another undesirable candidate.

  • 7,900 ISIS jihadists now inside Germany (Police chief says many infiltrated as refugees)

    11/28/2015 12:11:39 PM PST · 25 of 31
    x to alloysteel
    20 years is a long time.

    There's not much of the RAF left -- if anything.

  • Do You Remember When Black Friday Actually Still Mattered In America?

    11/28/2015 12:06:07 PM PST · 75 of 91
    x to HomerBohn
    So this is what we're nostalgic about?

    I don't remember "Black Friday" growing up.

    Sure, there were day after Thanksgiving sales, but nobody acted like they were a major cultural event or hallowed national tradition.

    And calling the sales day "Black Friday" would have reminded oldsters too much of stock market crash.

    The whole thing seems to have ramped up in the last 20 years or so, with a lot of media attention and the tech boom providing lots of goodies.

    In fact, as Wikipedia notes, it's only since 2001 or so that the day after Thanksgiving really has been the busiest shopping day of the year.

    Is the "decline" of Black Friday related to the War on Christmas?

    I doubt it. First of all, even people who don't believe still give gifts.

    And secondly, is the "true meaning of Christmas" really about buying stuff?

    Is that the message you want to get out?

  • Why Ted Cruz is the Right Guy at the Right Time

    11/28/2015 11:26:01 AM PST · 37 of 48
    x to libbylu
    I just don't understand why people say he can't win in the general election. Recent polls showed all gop listed including Cruz winning the general.

    It's a long time till the general election. At some point, polls show challengers beating the party in power by a wide margin. Then things start to get closer and maybe go the other way. If they didn't we'd have had President Dukakis and a few others we didn't get.

    Not sure I buy the Ted Cruz Star Debater scenario. If he gets carried away in the debate it could create sympathy for Clinton. What some people take for his "eviscerating" her in the debates could provide her with a lot of material to hammer him with in ads.

  • What Trump Supporters Think About Race and Religion

    11/28/2015 10:44:03 AM PST · 59 of 62
    x to SeekAndFind
    Are at least some of Trump's backers, as many liberals argue, racist or intolerant?

    Some of every candidate's backers are "racist or intolerant," even (or especially) the liberals.

  • While Putin Kills Terrorists, Obama Pays Them $500,000,000...

    11/28/2015 10:36:38 AM PST · 16 of 29
    x to usconservative
    Loves his country fights to preserve its culture and protect the Russian people ...

    ... when he's not blowing them up ...

  • Ted Cruz makes his move

    11/25/2015 2:21:21 PM PST · 18 of 28
    x to SmokingJoe
    I also pointed out that most winning GOP nominees have in fact won Iowa, including George W Bush. The point being, historically, the one that wins Iowa also wins the nomination, irrespective of Santorum and Huckabee.

    The comparison that makes sense is when there's an open race for the nomination. If there's an incumbent Republican President, that's who's most likely to win the caucus and the nomination.

    Six open races since 1976. Two caucus winners went on to win the nomination (Dole 1996, Bush 2000). Four didn't (Bush 1980, Dole 1988, Huckabee 2008, Santorum, 2012).

    Of course, Dole was from a neighboring state and that probably helped him win Iowa, but it doesn't look like the state is that great a predictor of who will win the nomination.

  • University Students Comforted with ‘Counseling’ after Seeing Confederate Flag on Laptop

    11/25/2015 1:24:35 PM PST · 65 of 100
    x to lowbridge; rockrr; raccoonradio; DoodleDawg
    University students in Massachusetts who were upset by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student's laptop were offered counseling services at Framingham State University.

    It could have been a reference to the bitter conflict between Framingham North HS and Framingham South HS, but they were merged some years back.

    The Union Army was there just last month.

    I think they caught the kid who did it:

    Then much jollity:

    What is it with these kids nowadays and their crazy newfangled hoop skirts and crinolines?