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CBS uses the headline "Donald Trump faces new backlash over pitch to black voters" when, in fact, Trump didn't say anything controversial at all (at least nothing quoted in the article). He just states what should by now be obvious to everyone, i.e. that the Dems have sold blacks a bill of goods for decades. The CBS article is probably the beginning and the end of any "backlash". http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-backlash-appeal-black-voters/
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2016 on Catch 'Em If You Can at JustOneMinute
It is Trump or Hillary. Simple. I think everyone has come to grips with that, including the people who refuse to vote for either.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2016 on Catch 'Em If You Can at JustOneMinute
The agitators (and the money to fund them) of the BLM come from far left wing globalist sources like George Soros and those agitators will ensure that the mob will never be satisfied. Beck makes that point, derwil (that the leaders of that movement are radicals), but notes that many supporters of the group don't subscribe to the worst aspects of the politics. Who are, in fact, just people who might have a different perspective on a term like "black lives matter" than you or I would. That pie analogy is idiotic. I don't know, I liked it. But I agree with you that there's no institutionalized racism in the police department, none at all. I mean, you might find a precinct here or there that is just all screwed up overall, but in fact the police bend over backwards (sometimes too far) to prove they're not racist. The "problem", I think, is that many blacks don't feel part of the American "experience" and that law-abiding blacks have watched as black culture erodes and black crime increases. It doesn't matter how much of that is their fault and how much the fault of whites; ultimately, as Americans, we need to be at peace with one another. OK, but the rest of us have a right not to live in that fantasy land or pretend it's real. Right, I say to leave them be to think it instead of pushing back aggressively to counter their false notions as challenging one group to lay aside it's prejudices doesn't bring an impasse any closer. Blacks (not the government) need to clean up their communities in terms of crime and unemployment; white detente-seekers should be ready to assist, to appeal to the higher nature of the better black community leaders. No group is monolithic, progress has to be had where it can be had.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on I'm Sure Something Is Happening... at JustOneMinute
Greetings, JOM'ers, how goes the good fight? This may very well have been discussed here, but as regards Glenn Beck's conversion on Black Lives Matter... https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/15/glenn-beck-urges-conservatives-to-understand-black-lives-matter/ ... I think Beck is right, and the pie analogy he makes is sound. He's right in that the majority group (whites) can be (are almost guaranteed to be) oblivious to how difficult it can be to be a minority (black). If whites sincerely tried to "walk in the shoes" of a minority, they'd more likely appreciate that a phrase like "all lives matters" is irrelevant when most lives are already treated as if they matter, and it's principally the minorities who get the short end of the stick. That's the concept, anyway and, like I said, I think it has merit - there's still a long way to go to eradicate racism in this country, and it would be lovely if that happened. But the ball doesn't move forward if whites can't even acknowledge that, seeing as how the injustice of discrimination has affected blacks in the United States for more than two hundred years, it's not unreasonable that some blacks are going to feel defensive when they see what they perceive to be violence unjustly meted out by law enforcement. Even though data indicates that police are actually less likely to shoot at blacks than whites, and even though the black percentage of crime greatly exceeds their percentage of being shot - if blacks want to think otherwise, that it's all part of the man's lies, just leave them be to think that; they've got a right, so to speak. In an ideal world, blacks could still be courted by Republicans, as blacks share some of the social values of the party (they're overwhelmingly anti same-sex marriage, for instance), and blacks could conceivably tire at any time of the bum's rush they've gotten for decades from their supposed saviors, the Democrats. Pity that "black lives matter" as a term is so much more benign than the organization Black Lives Matter, who feel obliged to accuse Israel of "apartheid" in their platform... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/15/black-lives-matters-anti-israel-platform-blindside/ I don't know if the platform identifies New York City as "Hymietown" - could be. So, certainly, the duplicity of the organization sets back any hope that examination and discussion of the term "black lives matter" might actually help heal the rifts between blacks and whites. I remember how, for too brief a period, blacks and whites marched together and spoke with one common voice - it lasted for a few days after the 9/11 attack. As Americans, we were ll pissed, and that's a beautiful thing (everyone united, not being pissed!). Hucksters on both "sides" (those who use a provocative phrase to advance a far-left agenda, for instance) , those who divide (and Obama is one, improving race relations is something he actually could have done if he'd wanted to), and citizens who won't try to empathize with their fellow human beings - all of that sets us back.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on I'm Sure Something Is Happening... at JustOneMinute
Any putative conservative for whom the word "Hillary" is not a compelling enough argument to vote for Trump is not a rational person and as SD points out is almost certainly impervious to reason. So what do we say about the rationality and reasonableness of people who can't fathom the argument that the word "Trump" is, for some conservatives, as equally an odious word as "Hillary"? Actually a worse word, as conservatives expect Dems to be slimeballs while hoping that the GOP won't set their party back by nominating trainwrecks who are certain to lose. Can you think of any of the other 16 GOP hopefuls who wouldn't be ahead in the polls in Arizona and Georgia? Any of the other 16 could sit back and watch as Hillary's scandals buried her; with Trump that equation does a 180, Hillary can keep her mouth shut and watch Trump dig a new hole for himself every day. When this reaches it's inevitable conclusion, try hard to understand that it's not the fault of the media (twisted and in the bag for Hillary though they are), it's not the fault of the GOP establishment, it's not Hillary's fault - Trump will lose because he's a terrible candidate in so, so many ways, and the public can't stomach the idea of him being in the White House.
It might be a good move for Trump to release his medical records, if he hasn't already, and demand Hillary do the same. Which do you think is scarier - Hillary's medical records or Trump's tax returns?
hrtshpdbox predicted no bounce for Trump. Looks like I was wrong, and I'm a little stunned (not the first time this year, that's for sure). From the clips I saw, the GOP convention was completely awful. We'll see how long the bounce lasts. Not that I'm rooting for Hillary; I'm definitely voting for Gary Johnson because he's not crazy or corrupt.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2016 on Let The People Decide at JustOneMinute
Yeah, that's exactly what I said, you fucking retard. See the ;) at then end of the comment? It's in jest, faggot. Does anyone bother posting here anymore? That Trump disease has spread pretty well to those who are left.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2016 on Let The People Decide at JustOneMinute
Rodham has started carpet bombing my television with ads of scared children watching Trump. Obviously she's sticking to the important issues. That's an effective ad: watching civic discourse sink into the gutter (where Trump lives) is an important issue. Even more than adults, children need to be protected from people like Trump.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2016 on Let The People Decide at JustOneMinute
Far from putting it down, Trump said in the video that he couldn't figure out why the Enquirer didn't get a Pulitzer for investigative journalism, and its expose of John Edwards, and some other story they broke that he mentioned. You do realize that the publisher of the National Enquirer since 1999, David Pecker, is a close friend of Trump, right? And that Trump has written op-eds for the Enquirer as well as promising them exclusive interviews for the entirety of the 2016 campaign? And that the Enquirer stories about Cruz's "mistresses" and Cruz's father are almost certainly plants by The Donald himself? Because Trump, besides being the nominee of a major party for President of the United States, is also a low-down snake? Just checking. The other story that Trump mentioned, besides Edwards, was about how the Enquirer "got OJ" (must be something to do with orange juice, I guess, can't say for sure).
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2016 on Trump's Speech at JustOneMinute
Oh to have the butt balm franchise for #NeverTrump. And, three months from now, the selective seretonin reuptake inhibitor patent for #trump2016.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2016 on Trump's Speech at JustOneMinute
So...tonight! The public looks at Trump as a nominee of a major party for the first time! Will he read what the writers have written for him, or will he go merrily off-script? Which would you prefer? Which will more likely get him elected? If you're a true believer, I think you'd want him to toss aside anything some pesky manager thinks would be wise, and let Trump be Trump! But, remember, for many voters it's the first time they'll truly be paying attention. They'll be giving him a chance to convince them he (and his family) belong in the White House - can he make that sale? I say no, he cannot. And we're stuck with the awful Hillary Clinton as POTUS because the Republicans nominated a dud. Your mileage may vary.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2016 on Fair And Balanced at JustOneMinute
There. I just plagiarized a bit of Susie's Dana Loesch's tweet... Nah, to be plagiarism it would have to be much more similar to the original material (like Melania's was last night). I've seen predictions (they were made before the first, awful day of the convention) that Trump would get a post-convention bounce taking him from roughly 4 points down to 5 points up - similar to the bounce that McCain received post-convention in '08. I'll make my own prediction - there will be no bounce, none at all. If Trump didn't display his tone-deaf campaign incompetence so regularly (Orlando, Judge Curiel, the Scottish trip) then I'd allow for the possibility that the Michelle O quotes were on purpose. As it is, though, it's rather curious that any speechwriter or aide can be that bad. Hi, JOM'ers, nice to read your posts, I'm off to get a haircut now, hope you won't miss me too much, later.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2016 on Holding On For a Hero at JustOneMinute
Iggy, Deb, thank you, and henry, thanks and tell Chitown that I've finally got an endo appt tomorrow (my endo from 14 years ago isn't taking "new patients", grrrr). I agree about the Tapazole, I'll probably get some tomorrow. Hair loss and eye damage didn't happen the first time, so I'm at least officially optimistic at this point. Hang in there physically hrtshpdbx, and if you get lonely, you'll always have THEO. GUS, Theo and I cuddle together and hum the Internationale in each other's ears. It really does make me feel better. I am still waiting for the apology for calling some of us "traitors." Those who won't vote for Trump are routinely called traitors by the Trumpsters, and pretty much everyone on here is owed apologies by others, but you're right MM - sorry. Was your second, unecessarily-long paragraph satire or wishful thinking? Yes. Not something I would put out there;) Oh, the firm had completely reneged on the contract and impacted heavily on my income, and the arbitrators needed no time to come up with a ruling. Still, if I'd quit any of the countless times I wanted to, instead of keeping a paper trail of what was going on and waiting for them to can me, it would have been a whole different ballgame.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on Happy Father's Day at JustOneMinute
I don't know, I might be misreading it, but it seems to me that Donald Trump and the NRA working out their minor position difference re: the watch list is an actual good moment for Trump. He worked with people, and didn't overly insult them along the way. If, going forward, he doesn't say "I'm for some handgun control too, and the NRA will just have to do what I say because I'll have the power to make judges sign bills", then I think he can chalk this one up in his very short column. You all know that I'm a GOPe insider; I get all the scuttlebutt, of course, which I'm forbidden to repeat (you can lose your Skull and Bones alumni rights, no more lux et veritas then!). But I just feel that, as an American, I need to spill the operative scenario being planned; although all of us "moderate Republicans" agree ideologically that the proletariat should be freed from the chains of poverty and that government should control all means of production, and we all believe politically that Trump must be denied the nomination so that we can always put our progressive stamp on Brand GOP, well, sometimes some members go too far with their dastardliness. And this is one of those times, so I'm outting the plot, the path the GOPe sees to getting 1238 delegates to go for the rule change. Over the next couple of weeks (and it really doesn't matter what Trump says or does, or if he's behaving or not), there will be a slow but steady trickle of elected officials announcing they won't support Trump, or rescinding previous support (these people are being rewarded, you can be sure, in fact most already have cash in hand). You can expect WAPO to run at least one daily story about how and why so-and-so used to think Trump was Reagan but now thinks he's Hitler. Then, in just the week before the convention, there will be several polls, albeit of somewhat dubious lineage, showing that a substantial percentage of people who voted for Trump in the primaries now regret it. That's a cover the delegates could use even if they don't all become unbound for the first ballot, i.e. "the voters don't even want him anymore. so I'm exercising my "conscience clause". Regardless, after a couple of ballots the nominee is Bob Corker, and it's off to the "we all have to unite and support the nominee" races. So now you know. Oh, my dear JOM crowd, there's some days I need you so much, I want to bounce things off you but there's that little impediment of hating each other. So I have to Hit and Run (wasn't he a poster here, uh, I mean a commentator? I have to say though, we're all trolls on this bus. Any accusation of "troll!" levied on this board should be met with a hearty "no, you!". The implication of "concern troll" is that there even is some "correct" stance to take on the board in order to pretend to be In with the In Crowd. And it's all more farcical still, as regulars (people who imagine themselves standard-bearers and certainly non-trolls) and trolls are happily insulting each other in the mud. In 2011 I worked myself into a position at a brokerage firm where I would get fired, so that I could pursue a contract dispute against the firm, which I won (nothing major). Time had elapsed and my book of business was depleted, plus firms arch an eyebrow when they see you've sued another firm. So now I work at Amazon, in one of their warehouses. I just turned 60, and my workday is very strenuous - I am, somehow, the fasted "boxer" in the facility, and I really love doing it. I do train some of the new people, but I don't aspire to move up the ladder, as I'm going to quit the day I turn 62. Then I'll collect Social Security while living off records (hunting them down and selling them on Ebay) and some freelance internet content writing, plus the not very considerable savings I've socked away. Right now, I have a problem with a condition that only bothered me once before, when I was 46. It's Graves disease, so right now my eyes hurt, my hairline is itchy, I've lost about 15 pounds over the last month despite eating and drinking like a madman. The first time I had it I basically lost all strength for a while, but that hasn't happened this time, at least not yet. There's treatments for some of the symptoms, like the thyroid problem, but some if it just has to run it's course and hopefully not get worse (though they can radiate or remove the thyroid, which they suggested to me when I was 46 and on which I demurred). As it is, they've put me on Zoloft to prevent panic attacks, and I've never taken an SSRI before (doesn't seem to do anything, that I can tell). Beautiful day outside, JOM'ers, though it's supposed to hit 92 degrees here in PA. I have to catch the postman to mail a bill, then do some shopping. Cheers.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on Happy Father's Day at JustOneMinute
Please read from many sources. Check and re-check. I do that. Trump is a d**che.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on There Is Surely Some News Out There at JustOneMinute
He'll probably talk about it at length today, at his 2:30 EST speech, that was going to be a speech about the Clintons but is now going to be about Orlando, immigration, etc. Unless Mr. Hot Mess decides to make the speech about Vince Foster, Obama being in cahoots with terrorists, Area 51, how he slept with the wife of a business adversary in 1982, and how Amazon will be in plenty of trouble and China is going to get such a beatdown once he's elected (ending with a hilarious impression of Chinese facial expressions and speech mannerisms). Oh boy, can't wait.
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2016 on Jihad Comes To Orlando at JustOneMinute
Unbalanced punk castigates Republicans. http://tinyurl.com/hw3jxuu
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2016 on Sunday Morning Open Thread at JustOneMinute
The Mexican-American Grocers Association was apparently founded in 1977. http://www.buscapique.com/latinusa/buscafile/oeste/maga.htm There could be, what, four Supreme Court positions filled by the next president? I'm so angry with everyone complicit in having the nominee of my party being someone for whom I cannot vote. It's because of those traitors (Trump supporters) that America's decline will continue, and I'm pissed off about it.
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2016 on Shootings In Chicago at JustOneMinute
..the Johnson-Weld ticket seems like a no-brainer for principled conservatives and Republicans. Sure, if you're principled enough to refuse to vote for a headcase, but lots of people are finding new ways to rationalize that every day. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/06/03/gary-johnson-william-weld-libertarian-ticket-third-party-2016-column/85306178/
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2016 on Shootings In Chicago at JustOneMinute
David French - is not Donald Trump - is not Hillary Clinton Vive la France! (uh, French)
Toggle Commented May 31, 2016 on Back In Chicago at JustOneMinute
Master sales pitch, as per docs released today: “Is everything Donald Trump does the BEST?” a salesman would ask. “He wouldn’t put his name on this if it wasn’t right?” And you know what? People fall for nonsense like that, because people are gullible. The women who have slept with Trump? Gullible. The people who would pony up 35k for Trump University? Gullible. The people who would vote for Trump? You know it. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/281763-judge-unseals-documents-on-trump-university
Toggle Commented May 31, 2016 on Back In Chicago at JustOneMinute
In Atlantic, David Frum ponders the state of an electorate that would enable such a nominee. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/05/the-seven-broken-guardrails-of-democracy/484829/
Toggle Commented May 31, 2016 on Back In Chicago at JustOneMinute
Red State (not too popular here, I guess) lays out why Trump can't be expected to nominate conservatives to the SCOTUS. http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/05/31/trump-already-proven-never-nominate-actual-conservative-scotus/
Toggle Commented May 31, 2016 on Back In Chicago at JustOneMinute
Their headline explicitly and falsely said Trump claimed there was no drought in CA, even though the body of the story contained nothing remotely like that. Seems so odd that anyone would feel a need to twist or exaggerate anything Trump says to make him look stupid; just running the tape and doing a straight transcript yields so many gems each and every day.
Toggle Commented May 30, 2016 on Going Viral at JustOneMinute