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I think Trump comes over as more of a "regular guy" than might have been expected, and that's a plus for him. I'd call it, with maybe two minutes left, nearly a tie for him, which means a win in terms of establishing credibility.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Night Of Indecision, Round One at JustOneMinute
I usually can't bear to watch presidential debates live; I'm afraid my candidate might mess up, and that's too nerve-wracking. Not tonight, though – I'll be tuned in and hoping they stomp each other good until they both keel over simultaneously at the final bell. I want to see Trump bring up Hillary's shameless lying to Benghazi families in front of their loved one's coffins, followed by Hillary taking Trump to task for having more flip-flops than a Miami Beach convenience store. Then Trump can ask Hillary if she instructed aides to smash her dozen Blackberries with hammers or if that's just the way her aides roll, at which point Hillary can wonder if Trump has pondered what might happen to the dollar's value if he makes good on his threat to renegotiate American debt. I have to confess, I'd like to see a full-bore Pols Gone Wild thing since the country is on the ropes anyway when either of them moves into the White House. Maybe Mark Cuban can shout out “Lies!” from the audience, at which point Trump points to his own guest, Vince Foster's widow, and demands from Hillary, “Did you sleep with and then kill this poor woman's husband!?”, or holds up a photo of Webb Hubbell and shouts to Chelsea, “Who's your daddy!?” That might prompt Hillary to bring up Jeffrey Epstein, and Trump could refer that to Bill. Just a lot of fun all around, and a great civics lesson for any young people watching.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Another Booth Review at JustOneMinute
Mike Tyson is on board with DT, isn't he? So there's a conflict on the outreach committee, as Tyson says in his 2008 eponymous film that Don King "is a wretched, slimy, reptilian motherf***er. This is supposed to be my 'black brother', right? He's just a bad man, a real bad man. He would kill his own mother for a dollar. He's ruthless, he's deplorable, he's greedy ... and he doesn't know how to love anybody." But Mike is pretty wacko himself, so who knows. One thing about King, though - he takes care of his clothes. The wiki article about him has a photo of him holding a rocket launcher in 2007, and he's wearing the same jacket as from the rally today:
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Rested And Ready at JustOneMinute
Only because I had the decency to make an announcement on the old thread. Indecency is my stock in trade.
First, hah!
Seeing Jeb! last night pandering to the leftists says it all about him.. Haha, "pandering to the leftists", sheesh (he did a comic bit, Trumpistas love it when the orange one does that). I'll go out on a limb and say that Jeb looks pretty good six months from now, and that he's more of a force in the GOP a year from now than the Donald Trump News Network (and screw that frickin' "e" at the end of GOP, somebody has to represent voters who've heard of fiscal restraint). OK, I've chimed in, just trying to get a new thread started, which usually happens right after I post.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2016 on The Greatest! at JustOneMinute
A great way to establish the outreach bona fides.
That seems like a good reason to vote for Hillary. Nah, I'm not voting R or D (have never voted D), though I know one of them will win. I don't care which, and my conscience is plenty free of guilt. Btw, I'm never sarcastic, what you talkin' about? :)
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2016 on Sitting Out The Anthem at JustOneMinute
I hope hrt is listening. His sarcasm may improve if he actually listens to the man he mocks. Just saw this, thanks tk, I'll read the news reports. Nice to "see" ya.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2016 on Sitting Out The Anthem at JustOneMinute
Hillary takes Trump to task for not believing in American exceptionalism. The old quote of Trump's she uses to make her point, from a 2013 Piers Morgan show, is indeed damning; Trump didn't understand the term "American exceptionalism" at all, and considered it an insult to everyone else in the world. Though he was putting down Obama's supposed support of the concept (while also applauding his buddy Putin for scolding Obama about it), Obama also was clueless about the term and said much the same thing Trump had. Time magazine thinks Hillary is using Republican criticism of Obama's remarks at the time to tar Trump with the same accusation now; in fact, Hillary is trying to set herself apart from the mealy-mouthed fuzzy logic of both Obama and Trump - America is exceptional because of the rights and freedoms laid out in the Constitution and its amendments and adhered to since then. A land, the land, still, of opportunity and justice (for all). I'm not so sure the Bernie people think America is exceptional, so this can be a mini Sister Souljah moment for Hillary in that regard as well (and besides distancing herself from Obama and Trump, there's an implied dig at her not-good-buddy Putin for good measure). In her speech, Hillary name-checked Lincoln and Reagan to illustrate the greatness of America (I wonder what's going on there, hmmm).
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2016 on Sitting Out The Anthem at JustOneMinute
"He is acting like a president is supposed to act!" Not at all, though, how a candidate is supposed to act. Not that I think any Trumpets would even blink at the extra-constitutionality of candidate Trump announcing that he'd struck a deal with Mexico (they'd probably think that Hillary would be bound to it if she somehow won). I'm going with the trip being based on an immense ego being flattered that a world leader had actually invited him to visit (the immense ego masks the inferiority complex, that's probably why when he went to Scotland he just talked about his resort's sprinkler system instead of reaching out to anyone important there).
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2016 on Sitting Out The Anthem at JustOneMinute
Or President Nieto's head on a stick, so he can whip it out from behind the podium at the Arizona rally later tonight and shout "This is what happens to our criminal rapist neighbors to the south"! Just thinking out loud.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2016 on Sitting Out The Anthem at JustOneMinute
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".
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... ... 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... 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