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Jan 26 2016

Open Thread

nonessential-employees

Via Thomas Del Beccaro.




141 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. Torcer says:

    MTHarpooner
    When Megyn showed her pretty head,
    He bravely turned around and fled,
    Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Donald.

    With apologies to Monty Python.
    http://twitchy.com/2016/01/26/megyn-kelly-trends-after-donald-trump-pulls-out-of-debate-is-she-the-next-candy-crowley/#comment-2480073029

  2. Torcer says:

    MTHarpooner
    When Megyn showed her pretty head,
    He bravely turned around and fled,
    Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Donald.

    With apologies to Monty Python.
    http://twitchy.com/2016/01/26/megyn-kelly-trends-after-donald-trump-pulls-out-of-debate-is-she-the-next-candy-crowley/#comment-2480073029

  3. TED says:

    OUCH!! 😎

  4. TED says:

    OUCH!! 😎

  5. TED says:

    Patrick Murray: Memo to GOP Establishment: Your Base Wants a Divorce http://www.newsmax.com/US/patrick-murray-republican-establishment/2016/01/26/id/711085/

  6. TED says:

    Patrick Murray: Memo to GOP Establishment: Your Base Wants a Divorce http://www.newsmax.com/US/patrick-murray-republican-establishment/2016/01/26/id/711085/

  7. Open Thread says:

    […] Source link […]

  8. Nobama says:

    Already burnt out on this Trump/Cruz civil war. I’m so wanting to see the real enemy get eviscerated instead. If Trump wins the nomination, he better go after Shrillary Rotten with 10x the intensity he’s gone after Ted; otherwise, I’ll have even more doubts about him. Calling Ted ‘a nasty person’ was so over-the-top and uncalled for. Yet Trump has already lightened up on Hillary and her war on Bill’s victims.

  9. Come&TakeIt says:

    Already burnt out on this Trump/Cruz civil war. I’m so wanting to see the real enemy get eviscerated instead. If Trump wins the nomination, he better go after Shrillary Rotten with 10x the intensity he’s gone after Ted; otherwise, I’ll have even more doubts about him. Calling Ted ‘a nasty person’ was so over-the-top and uncalled for. Yet Trump has already lightened up on Hillary and her war on Bill’s victims.

  10. Good Stuff says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Retro Tour will be stopping for a lunch break. During the break Julie Ege will entertain us with amazing wonderment

    http://goodstuffsworld.blogspot.com/2016/01/goodstuffs-blogging-magazine-225th-issue.html

  11. Good Stuff says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Retro Tour will be stopping for a lunch break. During the break Julie Ege will entertain us with amazing wonderment

    http://goodstuffsworld.blogspot.com/2016/01/goodstuffs-blogging-magazine-225th-issue.html

  12. IslandLifer says:

    Hillary is her own worst enemy.

  13. IslandLifer says:

    Hillary is her own worst enemy.

  14. Bodhisattva says:

    My how time flies…

  15. Bodhisattva says:

    My how time flies…

  16. Bodhisattva says:

    We had a question for Bill Clinton:

  17. Bodhisattva says:

    We had a question for Bill Clinton:

  18. Bodhisattva says:

    Aren’t you glad you’re not these people?

    For months now, angry strangers have been showing up at Christina Lee and Michael Saba’s front door with a curious demand: “Give me back my stolen phone!”

    The problem as the couple desperately tries to explain visitors is that the missing phones aren’t at the house and never have been.

    The pair doesn’t understand why exactly, but both Android and iPhone users on various networks are being directed to their house by phone-tracking apps.

    Once the awkward situation is explained, most lost-phone-seekers are understanding. But the couple told Fusion that a smaller number of people who place absolute faith in their tracking technology are convinced that the couple is lying, provoking potentially volatile conflicts.

    A similar problem plagued a 59-year-old man named Wayne Dobson, who started receiving unwanted visitors looking for their missing phones at his Las Vegas home in 2011, according to the Review-Journal.

    “I’m standing there and I’m thinking, ‘What are they talking about?’” he told the paper. “They might as well have said, ‘Give me my horse back.’”

    The people pestering Dobson were all Sprint users, the paper reported. By 2013, they were still showing up at all hours of the day. Dobson was also searched by police one occasion and narrowly avoided several other conflicts with strangers.

    Sprint eventually located the problem and apologized to Dobson, according to the Verge.

  19. Bodhisattva says:

    Aren’t you glad you’re not these people?

    For months now, angry strangers have been showing up at Christina Lee and Michael Saba’s front door with a curious demand: “Give me back my stolen phone!”

    The problem as the couple desperately tries to explain visitors is that the missing phones aren’t at the house and never have been.

    The pair doesn’t understand why exactly, but both Android and iPhone users on various networks are being directed to their house by phone-tracking apps.

    Once the awkward situation is explained, most lost-phone-seekers are understanding. But the couple told Fusion that a smaller number of people who place absolute faith in their tracking technology are convinced that the couple is lying, provoking potentially volatile conflicts.

    A similar problem plagued a 59-year-old man named Wayne Dobson, who started receiving unwanted visitors looking for their missing phones at his Las Vegas home in 2011, according to the Review-Journal.

    “I’m standing there and I’m thinking, ‘What are they talking about?’” he told the paper. “They might as well have said, ‘Give me my horse back.’”

    The people pestering Dobson were all Sprint users, the paper reported. By 2013, they were still showing up at all hours of the day. Dobson was also searched by police one occasion and narrowly avoided several other conflicts with strangers.

    Sprint eventually located the problem and apologized to Dobson, according to the Verge.

  20. Bodhisattva says:

    Because moonbats in Chicago apparently can’t think of anything better to do with their time:

    Detroit Pantsless Motorist Killed In Crash Was Masturbating While Watching Porn Flick On His Phone

  21. Bodhisattva says:

    Because moonbats in Chicago apparently can’t think of anything better to do with their time:

    Detroit Pantsless Motorist Killed In Crash Was Masturbating While Watching Porn Flick On His Phone

  22. Bodhisattva says:

    SOLUTION: STOP COMING HERE ILLEGALLY!

    Illegal immigrants, especially transgenders, ‘humiliated’ by strip-searches.

    Organizations, including the [usual suspects] local American Civil Liberties Union chapter, gay rights groups and immigrant advocacies, supported the complaint.

    In one instance, a [man pretending to be a] woman identified only by the initials OA reported being forced to undergo a strip search after a plate was shattered and one of the jagged pieces was lost.

    “They came very close to touching his body, and they looked with a flashlight in all orifices including his ears, mouth, and nose,” Ms. Fialho said in her 16-page complaint. “They made him bend over and cough, as they looked with a flashlight into his buttocks. They made him lift his penis, while the officers pointed at him in a mocking manner. The officers then made OA physically lift his testicles and looked under them with a flashlight. OA explains he felt completely humiliated.”

    The person who wrote the article must be mentally ill – referred to a person with a penis as “SHE”, “HER” repeatedly. Women don’t have a penis.

  23. Bodhisattva says:

    SOLUTION: STOP COMING HERE ILLEGALLY!

    Illegal immigrants, especially transgenders, ‘humiliated’ by strip-searches.

    Organizations, including the [usual suspects] local American Civil Liberties Union chapter, gay rights groups and immigrant advocacies, supported the complaint.

    In one instance, a [man pretending to be a] woman identified only by the initials OA reported being forced to undergo a strip search after a plate was shattered and one of the jagged pieces was lost.

    “They came very close to touching his body, and they looked with a flashlight in all orifices including his ears, mouth, and nose,” Ms. Fialho said in her 16-page complaint. “They made him bend over and cough, as they looked with a flashlight into his buttocks. They made him lift his penis, while the officers pointed at him in a mocking manner. The officers then made OA physically lift his testicles and looked under them with a flashlight. OA explains he felt completely humiliated.”

    The person who wrote the article must be mentally ill – referred to a person with a penis as “SHE”, “HER” repeatedly. Women don’t have a penis.

  24. Bodhisattva says:

    As ye sow, so ye shall reap.

    I imagine y’all know that OPEC decided to cripple the U.S. fracking industry by over producing oil, driving the price down.

    Now they’re paying the price:

    Opec pleads for Russian alliance to smash oil speculators

    “Tough times requires tough choices. It is crucial that all major producers sit down and come up with a solution,” said Opec chief al-Badri.

    The ‘tough times’ are the fact that OPEC, well Saudi Arabia mainly, but OPEC too, have consciously attempted to drive the price of oil down far enough to force American companies into bankruptcy.

    And their success is costing them a lot more than they bargained for, while not yet really having the desired effect. Basically they’re setting up the world for a HUGE shock, sooner rather than later – and it may be TOO LATE to do ANYTHING about it a this point:

    Mr al-Badri said the world needs an investment blitz of $10 trillion to replace depleting oil fields and to meet extra demand of 17m barrels per day (b/d) by 2040, yet projects are being shelved at an alarming rate. A study by IHS found that investment for the years from 2015 to 2020 has been slashed by $1.8 trillion, compared to what was planned in 2014.

    Another take on it:

    Leonid Fedun, vice-president of Russia’s oil group Lukoil, said Opec policy had set off a stampede, comparing it to a “herd of animals rushing to escape a fire”. He called on the Kremlin to craft a political deal with the cartel to overcome the glut. “It is better to sell a barrel of oil at $50 than two barrels at $30,” he told Tass. He accused the cartel of incompetence. “When Opec launched the price war, they expected US companies to go under very quickly.

    Claudio Descalzi, head of Italy’s oil group Eni, said Opec has stopped playing the role of “regulator” for crude, leaving markets in the grip of financial forces trading “paper barrels” that outnumber actual barrels of oil by a ratio of 80:1.

    The paradox of the current slump is that global spare capacity is at wafer-thin levels of 2pc as Saudi Arabia pumps at will, leaving the market acutely vulnerable to any future supply-shock. “In the 1980s it was around 30pc; 10 years ago it was 8pc,” said Mr Descalzi.

    Mr Norrish said excess output peaked in the last quarter of 2015 at 2.1m b/d. The over-supply will narrow to 1.2m b/d in the first quarter as of this year as a string of Opec and non-Opec reach “pain points”, despite the return of Iranian crude after the lifting of sanctions.

    Mr Norrish said the oil market faces powerful headwinds. US shale has emerged as a swing producer and will crank up output “quite quickly” once prices rebound.

    They tried to destroy American production, now their own may be threatened.

    It seems that getting oil producing nations to agree to production cuts is a lot like trying to get nations to agree to fossil fuel use reductions/carbon taxes.

    Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent at this juncture.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/oilprices/12105170/Oil-falls-to-27-as-Opec-warns-US-cannot-withstand-price-rout.html

    Article suggests everyone is on board but wants someone else to cut production first.

  25. Bodhisattva says:

    As ye sow, so ye shall reap.

    I imagine y’all know that OPEC decided to cripple the U.S. fracking industry by over producing oil, driving the price down.

    Now they’re paying the price:

    Opec pleads for Russian alliance to smash oil speculators

    “Tough times requires tough choices. It is crucial that all major producers sit down and come up with a solution,” said Opec chief al-Badri.

    The ‘tough times’ are the fact that OPEC, well Saudi Arabia mainly, but OPEC too, have consciously attempted to drive the price of oil down far enough to force American companies into bankruptcy.

    And their success is costing them a lot more than they bargained for, while not yet really having the desired effect. Basically they’re setting up the world for a HUGE shock, sooner rather than later – and it may be TOO LATE to do ANYTHING about it a this point:

    Mr al-Badri said the world needs an investment blitz of $10 trillion to replace depleting oil fields and to meet extra demand of 17m barrels per day (b/d) by 2040, yet projects are being shelved at an alarming rate. A study by IHS found that investment for the years from 2015 to 2020 has been slashed by $1.8 trillion, compared to what was planned in 2014.

    Another take on it:

    Leonid Fedun, vice-president of Russia’s oil group Lukoil, said Opec policy had set off a stampede, comparing it to a “herd of animals rushing to escape a fire”. He called on the Kremlin to craft a political deal with the cartel to overcome the glut. “It is better to sell a barrel of oil at $50 than two barrels at $30,” he told Tass. He accused the cartel of incompetence. “When Opec launched the price war, they expected US companies to go under very quickly.

    Claudio Descalzi, head of Italy’s oil group Eni, said Opec has stopped playing the role of “regulator” for crude, leaving markets in the grip of financial forces trading “paper barrels” that outnumber actual barrels of oil by a ratio of 80:1.

    The paradox of the current slump is that global spare capacity is at wafer-thin levels of 2pc as Saudi Arabia pumps at will, leaving the market acutely vulnerable to any future supply-shock. “In the 1980s it was around 30pc; 10 years ago it was 8pc,” said Mr Descalzi.

    Mr Norrish said excess output peaked in the last quarter of 2015 at 2.1m b/d. The over-supply will narrow to 1.2m b/d in the first quarter as of this year as a string of Opec and non-Opec reach “pain points”, despite the return of Iranian crude after the lifting of sanctions.

    Mr Norrish said the oil market faces powerful headwinds. US shale has emerged as a swing producer and will crank up output “quite quickly” once prices rebound.

    They tried to destroy American production, now their own may be threatened.

    It seems that getting oil producing nations to agree to production cuts is a lot like trying to get nations to agree to fossil fuel use reductions/carbon taxes.

    Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent at this juncture.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/oilprices/12105170/Oil-falls-to-27-as-Opec-warns-US-cannot-withstand-price-rout.html

    Article suggests everyone is on board but wants someone else to cut production first.

  26. Bodhisattva says:

    $8,314,529,850,339.07: Debt Up $70,612.91 Per Household in Obama’s First 7 Years

    I am going to make some minor corrections to fix the things they didn’t tell you in the article so this is more or less a cut and paste but with corrections. See the source for how they said it.

    The debt of the federal government increased by $8,314,529,850,339.07 in President Barack Obama’s first seven years in office, thanks mostly to Obama and Democrats in Congress but also some blame goes to Republicans who either played ball or held out for a while but folded like a cheap rug in the end. Data from the U.S. Treasury.

    That equals $70,612.91 in net federal borrowing for each of the 117,480,000 households that the Census Bureau estimates were in the United States as of September.

    During President George W. Bush’s eight years in office, the federal debt increased by $4,899,100,310,608.44, due largely to 9/11 and the war on terror as well as Bush’s forward thinking about the need to start eliminating real threats rather than doing what Obama has done by creating them, also due to the Democrats taking control of Congress in the last years and again both some Republicans and, to a certain extent, Bush, as he capitulated to their demands in his lame-duck period – should have held out and let Obama and the Democrats get all the blame.

    That equaled $44,104.65 in net federal borrowing for each of the 111,079,000 households that, according to the Census Bureau, were in the country as of Jan. 20, 2009, the day that Bush left office and Obama assumed it.

    When Bush took office on Jan. 20, 2001, the federal debt was 5,727,776,738,304.64. When Obama took office eight years later, on Jan. 20, 2009, the federal debt was 10,626,877,048,913.08.

    As of Jan. 20, 2016, when Obama completed his seventh year in office, the federal debt was $18,941,406,899,252.15.

    Keep in mind while the initial budget is supposed to come from the Executive branch and the President can sign or veto spending bills generally, the Congress has the sole power of the purse – only they have the right to tax and spend, not the President, though some aspects of spending, once a spending bill is passed and made law, have been delegated by Congress to various Executive Branch entities.

  27. Bodhisattva says:

    $8,314,529,850,339.07: Debt Up $70,612.91 Per Household in Obama’s First 7 Years

    I am going to make some minor corrections to fix the things they didn’t tell you in the article so this is more or less a cut and paste but with corrections. See the source for how they said it.

    The debt of the federal government increased by $8,314,529,850,339.07 in President Barack Obama’s first seven years in office, thanks mostly to Obama and Democrats in Congress but also some blame goes to Republicans who either played ball or held out for a while but folded like a cheap rug in the end. Data from the U.S. Treasury.

    That equals $70,612.91 in net federal borrowing for each of the 117,480,000 households that the Census Bureau estimates were in the United States as of September.

    During President George W. Bush’s eight years in office, the federal debt increased by $4,899,100,310,608.44, due largely to 9/11 and the war on terror as well as Bush’s forward thinking about the need to start eliminating real threats rather than doing what Obama has done by creating them, also due to the Democrats taking control of Congress in the last years and again both some Republicans and, to a certain extent, Bush, as he capitulated to their demands in his lame-duck period – should have held out and let Obama and the Democrats get all the blame.

    That equaled $44,104.65 in net federal borrowing for each of the 111,079,000 households that, according to the Census Bureau, were in the country as of Jan. 20, 2009, the day that Bush left office and Obama assumed it.

    When Bush took office on Jan. 20, 2001, the federal debt was 5,727,776,738,304.64. When Obama took office eight years later, on Jan. 20, 2009, the federal debt was 10,626,877,048,913.08.

    As of Jan. 20, 2016, when Obama completed his seventh year in office, the federal debt was $18,941,406,899,252.15.

    Keep in mind while the initial budget is supposed to come from the Executive branch and the President can sign or veto spending bills generally, the Congress has the sole power of the purse – only they have the right to tax and spend, not the President, though some aspects of spending, once a spending bill is passed and made law, have been delegated by Congress to various Executive Branch entities.

  28. Bodhisattva says:

    And Europeans keep saying Americans are stupid!

    Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever

    Well perhaps the Europeans are right about SOME Americans – for instance, anyone who voted for Obama 2x and even a good portion of those who admitted they only voted for him the first time because he was black.

    A handful of industries are those “love to hate” types of businesses, such as cable-television companies and Internet service providers.

    The federal government has joined the ranks of the bottom-of-the-barrel industries, according to a new survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Americans’ satisfaction level in dealing with federal agencies –everything from Treasury to Homeland Security — has fallen for a third consecutive year, reaching an eight-year low.

  29. Bodhisattva says:

    And Europeans keep saying Americans are stupid!

    Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever

    Well perhaps the Europeans are right about SOME Americans – for instance, anyone who voted for Obama 2x and even a good portion of those who admitted they only voted for him the first time because he was black.

    A handful of industries are those “love to hate” types of businesses, such as cable-television companies and Internet service providers.

    The federal government has joined the ranks of the bottom-of-the-barrel industries, according to a new survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Americans’ satisfaction level in dealing with federal agencies –everything from Treasury to Homeland Security — has fallen for a third consecutive year, reaching an eight-year low.

  30. Bodhisattva says:

    Well all signs suggest the DNC (LUCY) is about to pull the nomination (FOOTBALL) away from Hillary (CHARLIE BROWN) again!

    Sanders invited to meet with Obama in White House.

    Iowa Illegals for O’Malley.

    American-African community was fooled once, twice, won’t get fooled again?

    In this clip, the Democratic presidential candidate speaks with EBONY about accusations of pandering to the African-American community

  31. Bodhisattva says:

    Well all signs suggest the DNC (LUCY) is about to pull the nomination (FOOTBALL) away from Hillary (CHARLIE BROWN) again!

    Sanders invited to meet with Obama in White House.

    Iowa Illegals for O’Malley.

    American-African community was fooled once, twice, won’t get fooled again?

    In this clip, the Democratic presidential candidate speaks with EBONY about accusations of pandering to the African-American community

  32. Bodhisattva says:

    In other news: Abe Vigoda dead at 94.

    Willie Cicci: Sal, Tom, the boss says for you two to go on ahead, and he’ll follow in a seperate car.
    Salvatore ‘Sal’ Tessio: Hell, he can’t that, it screws up my arrangements.
    Willie Cicci: Well, that’s what he said.
    Tom Hagen: I can’t go either Sal.
    Salvatore ‘Sal’ Tessio: [sighs, realising] Tell Mike it was only business. I always liked him.
    Tom Hagen: He understands that.
    Willi Cicci: [removing Tessio’s gun] Excuse me, Sally.
    Tessio: Can you get me off the hook, Tom? For old times’ sake?
    Tom Hagen: [shakes his head] Can’t do it, Sally.
    [Hagen watches sadly as Tessio is led by Cicci and the others to a waiting car]

  33. Bodhisattva says:

    PREDICTION – RADICAL REWRITE OF MOVIE FROM 1915 TO MAKE OSCAR SWEEP NEXT YEAR AS “APOLOGY” FOR PAST “TOO WHITE” OSCARS:

    Racial depictions aside, The Birth of a Nation is a landmark film whose achievements and pioneering techniques remain fully relevant today.

    And here’s the more recent, ALSO RACIST, remake or at least film of the same name:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/fox-searchlight-near-sundance-record-dollar175-million-deal-for-%E2%80%98the-birth-of-a-nation%E2%80%99/ar-BBoJ2Wl?ocid=ansmsnent11

    The original film was noted for the following:

    the use of ornate title cards

    special use of subtitles graphically verbalizing imagery

    its own original musical score written for an orchestra

    the introduction of night photography (using magnesium flares)

    the use of outdoor natural landscapes as backgrounds

    the definitive usage of the still-shot

    elaborate costuming to achieve historical authenticity and accuracy

    many scenes innovatively filmed from many different and multiple angles

    the technique of the camera “iris” effect (expanding or contracting circular masks to either reveal and open up a scene, or close down and conceal a part of an image)

    the use of parallel action and editing in a sequence (Gus’ attempted rape of Flora, and the KKK rescues of Elsie from Lynch and of Ben’s sister Margaret)

    extensive use of color tinting for dramatic or psychological effect in sequences

    moving, traveling or “panning” camera tracking shots

    the effective use of total-screen close-ups to reveal intimate expressions

    beautifully crafted, intimate family exchanges

    the use of vignettes seen in “balloons” or “iris-shots” in one portion of a darkened screen

    the use of fade-outs and cameo-profiles (a medium closeup in front of a blurry background)

    the use of lap dissolves to blend or switch from one image to another

    high-angle shots and the abundant use of panoramic long shots

    the dramatization of history in a moving story – an example of an early spectacle or epic film with historical costuming and many historical references (e.g., Mathew Brady’s Civil War photographs)

    impressive, splendidly-staged battle scenes with hundreds of extras (made to appear as thousands)

    extensive cross-cutting between two scenes to create a montage-effect and generate excitement and suspense (e.g., the scene of the gathering of the Klan)

    expert story-telling, with the cumulative building of the film to a dramatic climax

    Lilian Gish

  34. Bodhisattva says:

    In other news: Abe Vigoda dead at 94.

    Willie Cicci: Sal, Tom, the boss says for you two to go on ahead, and he’ll follow in a seperate car.
    Salvatore ‘Sal’ Tessio: Hell, he can’t that, it screws up my arrangements.
    Willie Cicci: Well, that’s what he said.
    Tom Hagen: I can’t go either Sal.
    Salvatore ‘Sal’ Tessio: [sighs, realising] Tell Mike it was only business. I always liked him.
    Tom Hagen: He understands that.
    Willi Cicci: [removing Tessio’s gun] Excuse me, Sally.
    Tessio: Can you get me off the hook, Tom? For old times’ sake?
    Tom Hagen: [shakes his head] Can’t do it, Sally.
    [Hagen watches sadly as Tessio is led by Cicci and the others to a waiting car]

  35. Jack says:

    Most government jobs go to minorities; it is a big welfare program.

  36. JB says:

    Actually fell out of my chair laughing, thanks! 🙂

  37. JB says:

    Actually fell out of my chair laughing, thanks! 🙂

  38. KauaiGoneGin says:

    Because as long as the government is allowed to print money they need to spend it on something. That politicians can simply raise the debt ceiling, and do every time, imposes the most insidious tax upon the people without their knowing it. We are a debtor nation and nobody is even talking about how to solve this. The questions every aspiring candidate for the presidency should be asked: 1) how do you solve the debt issue without eliminating the federal reserve? 2) what will they do about tax exempt foundations actively influencing politics and subverting the fabric of this nation? Everyone should acquaint themselves with fairly recent history in the book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, and do a little research on the Reese Commision Report on the foundations.

  39. KauaiGoneGin says:

    Because as long as the government is allowed to print money they need to spend it on something. That politicians can simply raise the debt ceiling, and do every time, imposes the most insidious tax upon the people without their knowing it. We are a debtor nation and nobody is even talking about how to solve this. The questions every aspiring candidate for the presidency should be asked: 1) how do you solve the debt issue without eliminating the federal reserve? 2) what will they do about tax exempt foundations actively influencing politics and subverting the fabric of this nation? Everyone should acquaint themselves with fairly recent history in the book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, and do a little research on the Reese Commision Report on the foundations.

  40. sth_txs says:

    Well good thing every time America elects ‘conservatives’ with a majority in Congress, those non-essential employees have to eventually real work. Oh wait, that never happens except maybe in a parallel universe, never mind…..

  41. South Texas says:

    Well good thing every time America elects ‘conservatives’ with a majority in Congress, those non-essential employees have to eventually real work. Oh wait, that never happens except maybe in a parallel universe, never mind…..

  42. bobdog19006 says:

    King Midas….

  43. bobdog19006 says:

    King Midas….

  44. Xavier says:

    That is excellent.

  45. Xavier says:

    That is excellent.

  46. jeffunde says:

    Non-essential just means that you are not mission essential if something big happens. The non-essential is the low pay grade workers who does most of the work. I’ve been in the military and government jobs for 33 years and letting non-essential employees not report to work (including military!) has been going on for years and years. When it is a state of emergency, they want to keep most people off the roads.

  47. jeffunde says:

    Non-essential just means that you are not mission essential if something big happens. The non-essential is the low pay grade workers who does most of the work. I’ve been in the military and government jobs for 33 years and letting non-essential employees not report to work (including military!) has been going on for years and years. When it is a state of emergency, they want to keep most people off the roads.

  48. Fiberal says:

    Okay. This is my last post on Trump.

    As Trump walks out of the rigged GOPe debates and while Amon Bundy is arrested and Lavoy Finicum slaughtered, liberals are firmly anchored into the government. They are mindlessly determined to change the economics and demographics of America at whatever cost.

    Under these circumstances, to see the need for Trump, consider two things: (1) our conservative history and (2) the long term perspective going forward.

    To date, as a result of a gross misunderstanding of their lot in life, Americans have all but lost their Constitutional Republic. They have been cheated out of their vote, money and prospects. They have a government that has done things for which they would never have approved. They have had their culture, towns and neighborhoods altered to fit big government designs.

    Trumpism is a reaction to this.

    Liberals have had and continue to have, a strangle hold on America. They have been successful in breaking down many traditions and cultural norms. They have produced a desperate economy in which millions need the hand-outs that socialist
    dimocrats grudgingly dole out. They have innumerable judges in their pocket, including those on the Supreme Court doing almost irreversible damage to the rule of law.

    Worse, they have Mexicans, Somalis and Muslims and now S. American “refugees” to insure further and future militaristic, totalitarian
    control of the country.

    What this means is that while there is a great need for the ideal conservative (who passes all purity tests) to enter the WH – it will not happen. No matter how convinced conservatives are that they have a legitimate point, the country is too far to the left and under control of the left for yesterday’s WF Buckley conservativism.

    National Review is emblematic of the change. Conservativism has lost. And right now, conservatives cannot succeed in accomplishing their goal to put one of their own in the WH – not right now. Well-refined purity in a candidate is not an option.

    Now to add to this, there is now an even a greater threat to Americans. Which is that while citizens have always lived alongside dangerous crime, their lives have become even more unsecured as illegal aliens pour into the country thereby upping the criminal faction of society by which American citizens are forced to absorb.

    Even as the country is hammer-locked under a liberal-dimocrat-GOPe government, it has become even more unstable under a foreign invasion against which there is little to no control. This is further de-stablization that will have the effect of sensitizing Americans. It may not have been lost on Americans that Kate’s Law cannot be passed by their treacherous government. Even so, 50% of the country is willing to embrace socialism or a hillary-brand of empty promises and certain anarchy.

    And even if millions want a true conservative, and if by some turn of the Super-Pacs a conservative like Cruz could by a miracle get the WH – he would be completely neutralized. Cruz would at best, be ineffective. The conflict between Cruz and the GOPe, the dimocrats, and everyone else in government and the MSM, would prove to be a disaster. Cruz’ entrenched political enemies would see
    to it that he is essentially shelved or turned into a collaborator of sorts, for the duration. Moreover, Cruz is a lawyer and a professional politician beholding to donors. More of what we’ve had for the last two decades.

    In addition to insuring a Republican victory, Trump would be profoundly better for the country than what has been in the WH for at least the last 8 years. And he carries the Republican brand.

    An actual conservative president that is advertising as a conservative, is an impossible dream due to the demographics, the power of the GOPe-dimocrat ruling elite and the attitudes and fractionation among the citizenry today. Alternatively, by turning from a businessman to politician, Trump may have become a solid conservative. But he would understand that he couldn’t get elected advertising such bona fides.

    Trump owes no one, and that alone should be a sign of progress toward someone who can actually do what he says he’ll do.

    The result is, that he would be a vast improvement over BO and the dim party. The difference would be palatable, even to the dims – esp if they were also invested in his presidency. Just Trump’s tax plan alone would bring about
    a marked change for the better. It is assured that the predatory behavior (e.g.,
    guns, EPA, etc. etc.) of a BO administration would be halted by a Trump administration. If Trump were to actually succeed in stopping the invading foreigners, as did Calvin Coolidge, the country would regain a sense of optimism and confidence that would go toward rejunvenating real wealth.

    When the economy improves and immigration stopped, we can argue about all the other issues. And yes, we’ll get to ethanol .

    Even if Trump was a 4-year, moderate president, he would have left behind a tangible improvement in the country; both economically and demographically. At the very least, there would be a tilt toward the rule of law.

    Because of the unstable nature of the country now, his administration would still have the effect of opening the door to a greater brand of Republicanism. Where a Reagan type could never be elected today, following the success of Trump as a Republican, tomorrow the door will open for an constitutional conservative nationalist in the style of Ronald Reagan.

    Trump needs cross-overs bc he has a big challenge; he is up against the MSM, foreign money, criminal money, cheating and potentially millions of illegal alien voters. And incredibly, a lot of you.

    Trump has not encapsulated the conservative purism of a Milton Friedman, George Gilder or Ronald Reagan (he seems to be more of a John Stuart Mill type of Utilitarian) however today, his political convictions pose a reasonable chance that he will wind up putting the country on a much more conservative and traditional direction.

    This is the foundation that is needed to bring in future constitutional conservative nationalists as leaders and is the only way to lead the country back to a sovereign and economically viable Constitutional Republic.

    Look at the states. States that are the most successful have put into place conservative governorships. This also cannot have been missed by the majority
    of voters suffering under liberal controls. Scott Walker is evidence of that.

    The success of conservative principles matched with a rational populace, inevitably will bring a return to conservative leadership.

    Trump may indeed turn out to be a conservative Trojan horse for the dimocrats, but even if he is not, and is only a moderate working with dims and the GOPe, he will still be more successful in improving the country than it is today. That will be in contrast to the vomitous BO and will be an huge eye-opener for millions inclined to stew in front of their TVs.

    Keep in mind that America’s decline has happened as a consequence of irresponsible Americans squandering the one bit of power they have – the vote.

    But after what voters will have seen with Trump, it will then have become possible for this stunted and wounded country, being pushed into a third-world status, to finally understand the need for true, hard, unapologetic conservative leaders.

    The alternative is the Caliphate.

  49. Fiberal says:

    Okay. This is my last post on Trump.

    As Trump walks out of the rigged GOPe debates and while Amon Bundy is arrested and Lavoy Finicum slaughtered, liberals are firmly anchored into the government. They are mindlessly determined to change the economics and demographics of America at whatever cost.

    Under these circumstances, to see the need for Trump, consider two things: (1) our conservative history and (2) the long term perspective going forward.

    To date, as a result of a gross misunderstanding of their lot in life, Americans have all but lost their Constitutional Republic. They have been cheated out of their vote, money and prospects. They have a government that has done things for which they would never have approved. They have had their culture, towns and neighborhoods altered to fit big government designs.

    Trumpism is a reaction to this.

    Liberals have had and continue to have, a strangle hold on America. They have been successful in breaking down many traditions and cultural norms. They have produced a desperate economy in which millions need the hand-outs that socialist
    dimocrats grudgingly dole out. They have innumerable judges in their pocket, including those on the Supreme Court doing almost irreversible damage to the rule of law.

    Worse, they have Mexicans, Somalis and Muslims and now S. American “refugees” to insure further and future militaristic, totalitarian
    control of the country.

    What this means is that while there is a great need for the ideal conservative (who passes all purity tests) to enter the WH – it will not happen. No matter how convinced conservatives are that they have a legitimate point, the country is too far to the left and under control of the left for yesterday’s WF Buckley conservativism.

    National Review is emblematic of the change. Conservativism has lost. And right now, conservatives cannot succeed in accomplishing their goal to put one of their own in the WH – not right now. Well-refined purity in a candidate is not an option.

    Now to add to this, there is now an even a greater threat to Americans. Which is that while citizens have always lived alongside dangerous crime, their lives have become even more unsecured as illegal aliens pour into the country thereby upping the criminal faction of society by which American citizens are forced to absorb.

    Even as the country is hammer-locked under a liberal-dimocrat-GOPe government, it has become even more unstable under a foreign invasion against which there is little to no control. This is further de-stablization that will have the effect of sensitizing Americans. It may not have been lost on Americans that Kate’s Law cannot be passed by their treacherous government. Even so, 50% of the country is willing to embrace socialism or a hillary-brand of empty promises and certain anarchy.

    And even if millions want a true conservative, and if by some turn of the Super-Pacs a conservative like Cruz could by a miracle get the WH – he would be completely neutralized. Cruz would at best, be ineffective. The conflict between Cruz and the GOPe, the dimocrats, and everyone else in government and the MSM, would prove to be a disaster. Cruz’ entrenched political enemies would see
    to it that he is essentially shelved or turned into a collaborator of sorts, for the duration. Moreover, Cruz is a lawyer and a professional politician beholding to donors. More of what we’ve had for the last two decades.

    In addition to insuring a Republican victory, Trump would be profoundly better for the country than what has been in the WH for at least the last 8 years. And he carries the Republican brand.

    An actual conservative president that is advertising as a conservative, is an impossible dream due to the demographics, the power of the GOPe-dimocrat ruling elite and the attitudes and fractionation among the citizenry today. Alternatively, by turning from a businessman to politician, Trump may have become a solid conservative. But he would understand that he couldn’t get elected advertising such bona fides.

    Trump owes no one, and that alone should be a sign of progress toward someone who can actually do what he says he’ll do.

    The result is, that he would be a vast improvement over BO and the dim party. The difference would be palatable, even to the dims – esp if they were also invested in his presidency. Just Trump’s tax plan alone would bring about
    a marked change for the better. It is assured that the predatory behavior (e.g.,
    guns, EPA, etc. etc.) of a BO administration would be halted by a Trump administration. If Trump were to actually succeed in stopping the invading foreigners, as did Calvin Coolidge, the country would regain a sense of optimism and confidence that would go toward rejunvenating real wealth.

    When the economy improves and immigration stopped, we can argue about all the other issues. And yes, we’ll get to ethanol .

    Even if Trump was a 4-year, moderate president, he would have left behind a tangible improvement in the country; both economically and demographically. At the very least, there would be a tilt toward the rule of law.

    Because of the unstable nature of the country now, his administration would still have the effect of opening the door to a greater brand of Republicanism. Where a Reagan type could never be elected today, following the success of Trump as a Republican, tomorrow the door will open for an constitutional conservative nationalist in the style of Ronald Reagan.

    Trump needs cross-overs bc he has a big challenge; he is up against the MSM, foreign money, criminal money, cheating and potentially millions of illegal alien voters. And incredibly, a lot of you.

    Trump has not encapsulated the conservative purism of a Milton Friedman, George Gilder or Ronald Reagan (he seems to be more of a John Stuart Mill type of Utilitarian) however today, his political convictions pose a reasonable chance that he will wind up putting the country on a much more conservative and traditional direction.

    This is the foundation that is needed to bring in future constitutional conservative nationalists as leaders and is the only way to lead the country back to a sovereign and economically viable Constitutional Republic.

    Look at the states. States that are the most successful have put into place conservative governorships. This also cannot have been missed by the majority
    of voters suffering under liberal controls. Scott Walker is evidence of that.

    The success of conservative principles matched with a rational populace, inevitably will bring a return to conservative leadership.

    Trump may indeed turn out to be a conservative Trojan horse for the dimocrats, but even if he is not, and is only a moderate working with dims and the GOPe, he will still be more successful in improving the country than it is today. That will be in contrast to the vomitous BO and will be an huge eye-opener for millions inclined to stew in front of their TVs.

    Keep in mind that America’s decline has happened as a consequence of irresponsible Americans squandering the one bit of power they have – the vote.

    But after what voters will have seen with Trump, it will then have become possible for this stunted and wounded country, being pushed into a third-world status, to finally understand the need for true, hard, unapologetic conservative leaders.

    The alternative is the Caliphate.

  50. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Can’t believe Vigoda made it to 94. The Godfather came out over 40 years ago, and I thought Vigoda was headed for the grave then.

    It was a great role and he was a damn good actor. RIP Abe

  51. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Can’t believe Vigoda made it to 94. The Godfather came out over 40 years ago, and I thought Vigoda was headed for the grave then.

    It was a great role and he was a damn good actor. RIP Abe

  52. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Funny but not true. She was born in 1973.

  53. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Funny but not true. She was born in 1973.

  54. MrRightWingDave says:

    Yep. Being near five major military installations, I see it all the time.

  55. David says:

    Yep. Being near five major military installations, I see it all the time.

  56. MrRightWingDave says:

    So Obama got another golf day?

  57. David says:

    So Obama got another golf day?

  58. Xavier says:

    I can respect your views and you have some valid points. My beef isn’t with Trump supporters, it’s with people who are rude and attempt to belittle others for holding different opinions.

  59. Xavier says:

    I can respect your views and you have some valid points. My beef isn’t with Trump supporters, it’s with people who are rude and attempt to belittle others for holding different opinions.

  60. Sent home with pay, no doubt.

  61. Sent home with pay, no doubt.

  62. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Was there ever any doubt?

  63. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Was there ever any doubt?

  64. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Now here’s a gun dealer I could do business with. Unfortunately for me, he’s in Mississippi. The story is here: http://www.allthatsnews.com/articles/society/mississippi-gun-show-displays-signs-has-councilman-seeing-red
    https://youtu.be/xPO2OSa_AsY

  65. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Now here’s a gun dealer I could do business with. Unfortunately for me, he’s in Mississippi. The story is here: http://www.allthatsnews.com/articles/society/mississippi-gun-show-displays-signs-has-councilman-seeing-red
    https://youtu.be/xPO2OSa_AsY

  66. Bodhisattva says:

    If they succeed with their carbon nonsense, don’t expect it to stop there.

    http://phys.org/news/2016-01-global-nitrogen-footprint.html

    The first-ever global nitrogen footprint, encompassing 188 countries, has found the United States, China, India and Brazil are responsible for 46 percent of the world’s nitrogen emissions.

    The international collaboration, led by the University of Sydney’s Integrated Sustainability Analysis team in the Faculty of Science, found developing countries tend to embody large amounts of nitrogen emissions from their exports of food, textiles and clothing. Australia is one of the few wealthy nations that is a net exporter of nitrogen, because of the substantial agriculture industry.

    Anyone care to make a prediction how long until they declare nitrogen a pollutant and try to tax emissions?

  67. Bodhisattva says:

    If they succeed with their carbon nonsense, don’t expect it to stop there.

    http://phys.org/news/2016-01-global-nitrogen-footprint.html

    The first-ever global nitrogen footprint, encompassing 188 countries, has found the United States, China, India and Brazil are responsible for 46 percent of the world’s nitrogen emissions.

    The international collaboration, led by the University of Sydney’s Integrated Sustainability Analysis team in the Faculty of Science, found developing countries tend to embody large amounts of nitrogen emissions from their exports of food, textiles and clothing. Australia is one of the few wealthy nations that is a net exporter of nitrogen, because of the substantial agriculture industry.

    Anyone care to make a prediction how long until they declare nitrogen a pollutant and try to tax emissions?

  68. Bodhisattva says:

    CLIMATE NAZIS AND THEIR LONG ROAD FROM KYOTO TO PARIS – SPEWING CARBON ALL THE WAY

    The Paris climate alarmist meeting was the twenty-first in a long string of Conferences since the 1992 United Nations Framework and the 1997 Kyoto agreement. The past few years have been characterized not only by steadily increasing atmospheric CO2 accompanied by significantly slower global warming, but also by essentially none of the progress in policy agreements that climate Nazis wanted to impose on the world. There are wide gaps between what they claim is needed, between what is being done due to their efforts, and what we SHOULD be doing – spending the money they’re wasting on REAL problems.

    21 times they’ve gone on taxpayer funded jaunts to exotic locations around the world, spewing carbon all the way, lecturing us about how WE need to stop doing just that.

  69. Bodhisattva says:

    CLIMATE NAZIS AND THEIR LONG ROAD FROM KYOTO TO PARIS – SPEWING CARBON ALL THE WAY

    The Paris climate alarmist meeting was the 21st in a long string of Conferences characterized by the release of prodigious amounts of carbon, a lot of wailing, gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, but precious little actual progress towards the ridiculous goals involved. The past two decades have been characterized not only by steadily increasing atmospheric CO2 accompanied by significantly slower global warming, but also by essentially very little of the progress in policy agreements that climate Nazis wanted to impose on the world, fortunately. There are wide gaps between what they claim is needed, between what is being done due to their efforts, and what we SHOULD be doing – spending the money they’re wasting on REAL problems.

    21 times they’ve gone on taxpayer funded jaunts to exotic locations around the world, spewing carbon all the way, lecturing us about how WE need to stop doing just that. There are plans for many future meetings, indefinite meetings that will do little but generate carbon, hot air and huge bills for taxpayers.

    Who knew the fraudulent climate crisis was not much more than a plan to get regular vacations to exotic world locations for the co-conspirators.

    1 1995: COP 1, The Berlin Mandate
    2 1996: COP 2, Geneva, Switzerland
    3 1997: COP 3, The Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change
    4 1998: COP 4, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    5 1999: COP 5, Bonn, Germany
    6 2000: COP 6, The Hague, Netherlands
    7 2001: COP 6, Bonn, Germany
    8 2001: COP 7, Marrakech, Morocco
    9 2002: COP 8, New Delhi, India
    10 2003: COP 9, Milan, Italy
    11 2004: COP 10, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    12 2005: COP 11/CMP 1, Montreal, Canada
    13 2006: COP 12/CMP 2, Nairobi, Kenya
    14 2007: COP 13/CMP 3, Bali, Indonesia
    15 2008: COP 14/CMP 4, Poznań, Poland
    16 2009: COP 15/CMP 5, Copenhagen, Denmark
    17 2010: COP 16/CMP 6, Cancún, Mexico
    18 2011: COP 17/CMP 7, Durban, South Africa
    19 2012: COP 18/CMP 8, Doha, Qatar
    20 2013: COP 19/CMP 9, Warsaw, Poland
    21 2014: COP 20/CMP 10, Lima, Peru
    22 2015: COP 21/CMP 11, Paris, France
    23 2016: COP 22/CMP 12, Marrakech, Morocco
    24 2017: COP 23/CMP 13 TBD
    25 2018: COP 24/CMP 14 TBD
    26 2019: COP 25/CMP 15 TBD

  70. Bodhisattva says:

    Climate change does not cause extreme winters, experts say

    Cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. Scientists have now shown that global warming actually tends to reduce temperature variability.

  71. Bodhisattva says:

    Climate change does not cause extreme winters, experts say

    Cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. Scientists have now shown that global warming actually tends to reduce temperature variability.

  72. Bodhisattva says:

    Hillary’s “blame-men-first” feminism may prove costly in 2016

    During her two presidential campaigns, Hillary Clinton has consistently drawn greater support from women than men. Is this gender lag due to retrograde misogyny, or does Hillary project an uneasiness or ambivalence about men that complicates her appeal to a broader electorate?

    As a career woman, Hillary is rooted in second-wave feminism, which began with Betty Friedan’s co-founding of the National Organization for Women in 1967, while Hillary was in college. Friedan sought to draw men into the women’s movement and to ally with mainstream wives and mothers. But after a series of ideological struggles, she lost her leadership role and was eventually eclipsed in media attention by the more telegenic Gloria Steinem, who famously said, “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”

    Hillary has unfortunately adopted the Steinem brand of blame-men-first feminism, which defines women as perpetual victims requiring government protections. Hillary’s sometimes impatient or patronizing tone about men, which can perhaps be traced to key aspects of her personal history, may prove costly to her current campaign.

    In his biography of Hillary, “A Woman in Charge,” Carl Bernstein detailed the abuse and humiliation regularly visited by her domineering father, Hugh Rodham, on her mother Dorothy. Hillary has tersely admitted the strict physical discipline inflicted upon her and her two younger brothers by their father, who maintained a drill-sergeant atmosphere in their Chicago home.

    It is often mistakenly said that by staying in her marriage to the philandering Bill Clinton, Hillary was following the standard pattern of her generation.

  73. Bodhisattva says:

    Hillary’s “blame-men-first” feminism may prove costly in 2016

    During her two presidential campaigns, Hillary Clinton has consistently drawn greater support from women than men. Is this gender lag due to retrograde misogyny, or does Hillary project an uneasiness or ambivalence about men that complicates her appeal to a broader electorate?

    As a career woman, Hillary is rooted in second-wave feminism, which began with Betty Friedan’s co-founding of the National Organization for Women in 1967, while Hillary was in college. Friedan sought to draw men into the women’s movement and to ally with mainstream wives and mothers. But after a series of ideological struggles, she lost her leadership role and was eventually eclipsed in media attention by the more telegenic Gloria Steinem, who famously said, “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”

    Hillary has unfortunately adopted the Steinem brand of blame-men-first feminism, which defines women as perpetual victims requiring government protections. Hillary’s sometimes impatient or patronizing tone about men, which can perhaps be traced to key aspects of her personal history, may prove costly to her current campaign.

    In his biography of Hillary, “A Woman in Charge,” Carl Bernstein detailed the abuse and humiliation regularly visited by her domineering father, Hugh Rodham, on her mother Dorothy. Hillary has tersely admitted the strict physical discipline inflicted upon her and her two younger brothers by their father, who maintained a drill-sergeant atmosphere in their Chicago home.

    It is often mistakenly said that by staying in her marriage to the philandering Bill Clinton, Hillary was following the standard pattern of her generation.

  74. Bodhisattva says:

    Study concludes that any claim that follows the words “study concludes” tends to be more easily accepted by moonbats.

  75. Bodhisattva says:

    Study concludes that any claim that follows the words “study concludes” tends to be more easily accepted by moonbats.

  76. Bodhisattva says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3418673/New-Yorkers-turn-passive-aggressive-notes-shaming-tactics-snow-shoveling-following-epic-blizzard.html

    New Yorkers turn on each other with passive aggressive notes and shaming tactics over snow shoveling following epic blizzard

  77. Bodhisattva says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3418673/New-Yorkers-turn-passive-aggressive-notes-shaming-tactics-snow-shoveling-following-epic-blizzard.html

    New Yorkers turn on each other with passive aggressive notes and shaming tactics over snow shoveling following epic blizzard

  78. Bodhisattva says:

    http://news.yahoo.com/major-problem-colorados-marijuana-economy-170300982.html

    A Major Problem With Colorado’s Marijuana Economy Emerged After Weed Went Legal – it’s become another example of alleged ‘white privilege’!

    In Colorado, one of the requirements for getting a license to sell medical or recreational cannabis is that you don’t have a controlled substance felony conviction on your record — including any involving marijuana. The irony here — that black people are far more likely to have such a conviction than any other racial group in the state — points to one of the biggest problems with legal weed trends sweeping the nation.

    SO BASICALLY the ‘problem’ is that people who chose to commit felonies can’t get in on this new opportunity. And of course, somehow, that’s racist. Yeah, the fact blacks commit crimes against themselves and whites – you can say that’s racist behavior ON THEIR PART perhaps.

  79. Bodhisattva says:

    http://news.yahoo.com/major-problem-colorados-marijuana-economy-170300982.html

    A Major Problem With Colorado’s Marijuana Economy Emerged After Weed Went Legal – it’s become another example of alleged ‘white privilege’!

    In Colorado, one of the requirements for getting a license to sell medical or recreational cannabis is that you don’t have a controlled substance felony conviction on your record — including any involving marijuana. The irony here — that black people are far more likely to have such a conviction than any other racial group in the state — points to one of the biggest problems with legal weed trends sweeping the nation.

    SO BASICALLY the ‘problem’ is that people who chose to commit felonies can’t get in on this new opportunity. And of course, somehow, that’s racist. Yeah, the fact blacks commit crimes against themselves and whites – you can say that’s racist behavior ON THEIR PART perhaps.

  80. Bodhisattva says:

    Democrats haven’t learned not to run another Clinton, apparently:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/chelsea-clinton-gearing-white-house-bid-article-1.2510390

    With mom still running, Chelsea Clinton’s already gearing up for White House bid

  81. Bodhisattva says:

    Democrats haven’t learned not to run another Clinton, apparently:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/chelsea-clinton-gearing-white-house-bid-article-1.2510390

    With mom still running, Chelsea Clinton’s already gearing up for White House bid

  82. Bodhisattva says:

    How the FBI Could Force DOJ to Prosecute Hillary Clinton
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430343/hillary-clinton-email-scandal-fbi-director-james-comey-resign-protest

    Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, knows the laws regarding classified information firsthand. In his private practice, Cuccinelli defended a Marine lieutenant colonel court martialed on charges of possessing such information outside a secure facility. He says Clinton’s actions in the e-mail scandal clearly satisfy all five requirements necessary to sustain charges of mishandling classified material, and constitute a breach perhaps even more glaring than the one for which General David Petraeus was convicted.

    Could the Hillary Clinton e-mail saga end with FBI Director James Comey resigning in protest?

  83. Bodhisattva says:

    How the FBI Could Force DOJ to Prosecute Hillary Clinton
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430343/hillary-clinton-email-scandal-fbi-director-james-comey-resign-protest

    Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, knows the laws regarding classified information firsthand. In his private practice, Cuccinelli defended a Marine lieutenant colonel court martialed on charges of possessing such information outside a secure facility. He says Clinton’s actions in the e-mail scandal clearly satisfy all five requirements necessary to sustain charges of mishandling classified material, and constitute a breach perhaps even more glaring than the one for which General David Petraeus was convicted.

    Could the Hillary Clinton e-mail saga end with FBI Director James Comey resigning in protest?

  84. Bodhisattva says:

    FALSE CLAIMS:

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/25/africa/quagga-project-zebra-conservation-extinct-south-africa/index.html

    Zebra cousin went extinct 100 years ago. Now, it’s back.

    No, it’s not. Something similar, but not the same.

  85. Bodhisattva says:

    FALSE CLAIMS:

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/25/africa/quagga-project-zebra-conservation-extinct-south-africa/index.html

    Zebra cousin went extinct 100 years ago. Now, it’s back.

    No, it’s not. Something similar, but not the same.

  86. Bodhisattva says:

    HUGE ORGY OF PROPAGANDA ABOUT TO BEGIN:

    http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7209

    Students nation-wide to attend four-day, university funded white privilege bash

    Major universities across the country are offering course credit, and in some cases even paying the cost, for students to attend an annual national event known as “The White Privilege Conference.”

    The 2016 conference will feature a variety of speakers and numerous breakout sessions, all of which come at an additional charge. On two of the four days, participants will have the opportunity to spend six hours attending workshops of their choosing, including several tailored for middle-school and high-school students in attendance. More than 20 workshops will be featured at the event, covering topics of sex, race, and gender.

    “Feeling exhausted, burned out from working to dismantle racism and white supremacy, and other forms of oppression in organizations, groups, and individuals? Still deeply committed to creating greater equity, inclusion and social justice in society and in organizations, yet finding yourself, at times, too weary or overwhelmed to make meaningful change? We all deserve spaces to heal, refuel, and re-commit to our vision and goals,” the workshop description states.

    THOSE FEELINGS you feel of being ‘too weary or overwhelmed to make a meaningful change’ are probably related to the FACT you know it’s all moonbat nonsense. Wake up, wise up, give it up.

  87. Bodhisattva says:

    HUGE ORGY OF PROPAGANDA ABOUT TO BEGIN:

    http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7209

    Students nation-wide to attend four-day, university funded white privilege bash

    Major universities across the country are offering course credit, and in some cases even paying the cost, for students to attend an annual national event known as “The White Privilege Conference.”

    The 2016 conference will feature a variety of speakers and numerous breakout sessions, all of which come at an additional charge. On two of the four days, participants will have the opportunity to spend six hours attending workshops of their choosing, including several tailored for middle-school and high-school students in attendance. More than 20 workshops will be featured at the event, covering topics of sex, race, and gender.

    “Feeling exhausted, burned out from working to dismantle racism and white supremacy, and other forms of oppression in organizations, groups, and individuals? Still deeply committed to creating greater equity, inclusion and social justice in society and in organizations, yet finding yourself, at times, too weary or overwhelmed to make meaningful change? We all deserve spaces to heal, refuel, and re-commit to our vision and goals,” the workshop description states.

    THOSE FEELINGS you feel of being ‘too weary or overwhelmed to make a meaningful change’ are probably related to the FACT you know it’s all moonbat nonsense. Wake up, wise up, give it up.

  88. TED says:

    In a fashion… 😎

  89. TED says:

    In a fashion… 😎

  90. Bodhisattva says:

    DOH! Hoist by my own petard!

    You are correct!

    And it’s nowhere near her birthday (Jul 23) either.

    I’m the guy always reminding people to check there internet claims because most things you find on the internet contain errors like that one.

    Good catch. My bad. Here’s the fixed version:

  91. Bodhisattva says:

    DOH! Hoist by my own petard!

    You are correct!

    And it’s nowhere near her birthday (Jul 23) either.

    I’m the guy always reminding people to check there internet claims because most things you find on the internet contain errors like that one.

    Good catch. My bad. Here’s the fixed version:

  92. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Nah put down the petard. Chalk it up as an example of Common Core math!

  93. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Nah put down the petard. Chalk it up as an example of Common Core math!

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