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"real heroes-Ameeeericaaaaa, fuck yeah" Basically, you don't like the fact that people have pride in America, you don't like American culture, you don't like the American military. Why would you expect a group of conservatives to "admit" anything to you?
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2015 on If The Conversation Lags... at JustOneMinute
Well, daddy, there is no "evidence" provided that the GOP has devised a "splitter strategy" - just the author's speculations about it. What is clearly NOT believable, though, is the article's supposition that, in a scenario with just Bush and Cruz on the ballot in Florida's primary, Cruz might beat Bush 60-40. I mean, that's preposterous in a state where Republicans nominated someone like Charlie Crist for several offices. It's true, obviously, that several candidates in a race makes it possible for a winner to garner less than a majority of votes, as happened with both McCain and Romney; the article somehow misses the chance to declare that both of those nominees were the result of the same dark K Street manipulations they think are at work now.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2015 on If The Conversation Lags... at JustOneMinute
"..did Bugs ever star in a Loony Tunes based on a book ..." You bet! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbitson_Crusoe
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2015 on If The Conversation Lags... at JustOneMinute
"Greatest book to become a movie" is the operative phrase. I think the ones I chose were all great books. It's interesting to look at it another way, too - which movies are far, far greater than their source novel? There I'd pick Barry Lyndon and The Shining (in fact, Kubrick was usually miles ahead of the authors he "reworked").
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2015 on If The Conversation Lags... at JustOneMinute
Probably not six.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2015 on If The Conversation Lags... at JustOneMinute
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Clockwork Orange, The Godfather, To Kill a Mockingbird, Doctor Zhivago.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2015 on If The Conversation Lags... at JustOneMinute
First. Jeb!
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2015 on If The Conversation Lags... at JustOneMinute
Always McCartney on bass, Gussie, but yeah, I remember those all Playboy polls too.
Diamaonds were a cover band, MarkO, designed to put out white versions of current R&B hits; "Little Darlin" was a Gladiolas song written by their estimable singer Maurice Williams (who also wrote "Stay").
Daddy, re: RS's list, it would be odd to find anyone who completely agrees with any survey like that. Still, I can't complain about 1, which is such a great Dylan song. 3 is a terrible choice, of course, and 10 not a worthy selection either (that one just RS's attempts to represent enough blacks, I guess). And while 8 isn't the best Beatles song, it does have that "big" feeling to it (like 6, which is also far from the Beach Boys' best - heck, "Fun Fun Fun" is better).
Darn, wrong tinyurl link, intended link to feckless RINO here: http://tinyurl.com/og2jsm2
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2015 on Sunday Evening Open Thread at JustOneMinute
"A path to citizenship is amnesty." And which candidate advocates a path to citizenship? Why, not even the squishiest RINO! http://tinyurl.com/pywkcxn I have to crack up when I hear people justify Trump's preening self-regard show by saying "well, at least now we're talking about the immigration situation"; other people, many of them actually sane adults, have been formulating policy on it for years.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2015 on Sunday Evening Open Thread at JustOneMinute
"What's that got to do with your suggestion that in order to win the GOP nomination a candidate will have to be pro amnesty, which is the only thing I replied to and have serious doubts about?" Fair enough, but to keep it completely straight, I said nowhere that a candidate must be "pro amnesty" (there are no candidates running on that platform).
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2015 on Sunday Evening Open Thread at JustOneMinute
"That's got to be wrong. Where's the link to the actual question and survey data?" http://www.gallup.com/poll/184577/favor-path-citizenship-illegal-immigrants.aspx
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2015 on Sunday Evening Open Thread at JustOneMinute
How about the polls, Ignatz, that show Trump with the highest negatives, or as the candidate who the most Republicans say they could never vote for, or the candidate who gets most clobbered by Hillary in a general election? When Trump proposes to do something like ending birthright citizenship, do we think that any significant portion of Trump supporters even realize that this would almost certainly require a constitutional amendment? Does Trump himself realize it? I doubt it.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2015 on Sunday Evening Open Thread at JustOneMinute
"The winning GOP candidate must absorb his positions and capture his popularity." Since only 31 pct of Republicans support deportation (http://tinyurl.com/pm6rg2f), wouldn't the winning GOP candidate instead be the one who refutes Trump's positions?
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2015 on Sunday Evening Open Thread at JustOneMinute
That's fair, sbw, but just to note for the record, I think that Jeb has repeatedly said and shown how Common Core should be and is a state program, not a federal one. Jeb is an education wonk, so of course he wants to improve educational systems and standards - it's not such a bad thing. Also, as far as I can see he's not manipulated or even particularly influenced by any one particular person, let alone Karl Rove. I would think that even detractors would acknowledge that Bush has thought issues through and developed his own policy positions. And while he's clearly an "establishment" GOPer, I think a case can be made that his tenure as FL governor was successful and conservative in ways that aren't reminiscent of Boehner and Mitchell. Lastly, he undoubtedly is a fine guy, but I suspect he's a good "vote-getter" too. Which would help in the general. We shall see.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on Go, Carly! at JustOneMinute
"... but to point out why he is at the bottom of the list along with ..." You can point that out, sbw, and I'll be the lonely cheering section for Jeb, hooray. Of the crop, I think he'd make the best president.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on Go, Carly! at JustOneMinute
"It won't get this conservative to the polls, I can tell you that." I'll vote for him twice, then, James D. Seriously, I personally can't imagine not casting a vote in a Presidential election, I haven't missed since 1976; I remember voting for Reagan on a massive paper ballot while "out in the field" as a serviceman in Germany. Most people will end up voting for whomever they think will cause the least damage, despite their first or second or third choices not having made it to the nomination.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on Go, Carly! at JustOneMinute
"Is Kasich, Bush or Huckabee going to get the CONSERVATIVES to the polls?" I think Bush (and maybe a Bush/Kasich ticket) will get conservatives to the polls, perhaps except for that breed of conservatives who pride themselves on sacrificing the good at the altar of the perfect. I think Carly Fiorina was great the other night, but I really can't see it happening.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on Go, Carly! at JustOneMinute
"RINO or MSNBC?" I must be both, I guess (I like Jeb!).
"I'd be sure to ask a question on why the party has been taking such an unpopular stand on illegal immigration.." Maybe just phrase it "What's the difference between a Republican and a Socialist"? But, really, I'm sure that candidate's views on immigration will be aired, and I'm already wincing at the wild applause for the xenophobic outbursts erupting from Trump's blowhole (presumably and regrettably, that is the "popular stand" you refer to).
"... the kind who skirt FISA rules to abridge my civil liberties, and the kind who shout about it without regard to who might hear." And, on balance, I prefer the latter.
"What about Snowden being a traitor do you agree with "on balance"?" No, Gus, actually I can't make a blanket statement like "Snowden is a traitor", because that's rather completely damning (and, y'know, on balance I'm glad he did what he did). How about if I say that the NSA seems to be a hotbed for traitors - the kind who skirt FISA rules to abridge my civil liberties, and the kind who shout about it without regard to who might hear.
"What if Israel says FUCK YOU KERRY, and attacks Iran?" As per the new agreement, we defend Iran. The world on its head.