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Am I the only person who finishes a bottle of red wine before the appetizer? When we finally get universal health care, will I get the credit? How come John and Bobby got all the gravitas?
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on These Words Mean What? at JustOneMinute
I don't think I've ever met someone who actually likes Meryl Streep. Thinks she's a good actress, yes, thinks she'd be fun to meet, no.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on These Words Mean What? at JustOneMinute
..the W umbrella of wishy washy surrender conservatism. I'm always unclear on this (GWB's ostensible fair-weather conservatism). Where did he surrender? Not, for sure, after getting drubbed in the '06 congressional elections - he immediately launched the Surge. Not on 9/11, either. Unless "surrender" means to have a different point of view about immigration problems than some "warrior conservatives". For me, GWB's two sins were not calling out the media for their nonsense memes, and TARP. Other than that, I think he was a pretty great president (I remember, too, a discussion on this board at the end of 2008, where many here ranked GWB in the top five presidents; I can't imagine how his stock wouldn't continue to rise based on the last eight years).
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on These Words Mean What? at JustOneMinute
Porchlight, I saw your response on the other thread, thanks. If some of these allegations turn out to be true, it might actually BE the end of the Dems!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on These Words Mean What? at JustOneMinute
New thread.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on I Blame Russian Hackers at JustOneMinute
"last threat" is "last thread", aiee.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on These Words Mean What? at JustOneMinute
Biz people know it's not easy (or profitable or sensible) being green. Repeated from the end of the last threat (my timing is impeccable), I'd like to ask JOM'ers what to make of the "pizzagate" story. I have a British friend who is convinced that there is indeed a liberal Democrat pedophilia ring, and that the owner of that shop (as well as Podesta and Hillary) are all in on it. He sent me some disturbing website materials, and he thinks there's just too many situations involved for it be coincidence or, as he puts it, an "alt right conspiracy fever". What say you, is there fire behind that smoke?
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on These Words Mean What? at JustOneMinute
First!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on These Words Mean What? at JustOneMinute
Lurker, we'll have to agree to disagree on that one, as I think most of them would have beat her (I also think plenty of Democrats would've beat Trump, too). Again, though, no one can ever know for sure. Changing topics, real quick, I'd like to ask JOM'ers what to make of the "pizzagate" story. I have a British friend who is convinced that there is indeed a liberal Democrat pedophilia ring, and that the owner of that shop (as well as Podesta and Hillary) are all in on it. He sent me some disturbing website materials, and he thinks there's just too many situations involved for it be coincidence or, as he puts it, an "alt right conspiracy fever". What say you, is there fire behind that smoke?
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on I Blame Russian Hackers at JustOneMinute
..where would we be at this point in time had ANY of the other 17 Reps been elected instead? Oh, I think five or six of them would have worked out just fine, i.e. the same "better than Hillary" rationale would apply. Whether voters looked at two flawed candidates that they didn't like and chose the one who just might get something done, or whether there was a populist surge a la Reagan in '80 is unknown and unknowable; it could be either, or both, and it doesn't matter. Trump will appoint conservatives to the Court, and that's pretty much enough as far as I'm concerned. I always thought he'd come up with a "Mexico's going to beef up security on their side of the border, and we will on our side a little bit too, but we've signed such a great trade deal with Mexico and that's so much better better than a wall anyway". Maybe not, though, maybe he really wants to start pouring concrete - in terms of a president's potential effect on the economy, foreign policy and national security, "the wall" is small potatoes anyway. There's no question, in my mind, that on trade and taxes and regulations and jobs, Trump will likely be a great net positive for the country. Of course, if he and the "GOPe" hammer out compromises on the great national issues, for me that will be just hunky dory.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on I Blame Russian Hackers at JustOneMinute
I'd avoid getting too invested in the "never happened" meme.. Probably a good idea, since it probably did. I'm not sure voters would've been better served if denied the truth about Hillary's pay-for-play State Dep't, so there's that.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2017 on I Blame Russian Hackers at JustOneMinute
This loathsome panel on MTP, who'd like to carpet bomb Russia for allegedly sinking Hillary yet wish to ignore that no incorrect info was released by Wikileaks, has only one sane panel member - Rick Santelli. He just exquisitely called out Andrea Mitchell for being just as biased as the Russians (or anyone else), and she countered "that's not true!". Comedy gold.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2017 on I Blame Russian Hackers at JustOneMinute
Lindsey Graham, on MTP, lays down the gauntlet to the PEOTUS - agree with me that Russia interfered with our election process, and that it's a terrible thing, or I'll be "shaken to my core" and proceed to whine and moan incessantly.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2017 on I Blame Russian Hackers at JustOneMinute
RenewAmerica explains how every single one of Trump's cabinet choices (except Mattis, it looks like) is some shade of disappointing globalist, Zionist, big-government 4th amendment violator. Article somehow fails to charge crony capitalism or Wall Street appeasement (or maybe they do). Naturally, I'm encouraged, though almost everyone should agree that it's refreshing just to see a chief executive not bound to anyone's expectations. http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/baldwin/161203
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2016 on Positive Thinking At The Times! at JustOneMinute
Only a fool would dismiss electoral advice from Bill Clinton. As if Huma and the rest of the staff, and Hillary herself, have any political acumen or savvy at all compared to Bill.
I still think yammering on about Trump to a 5 year old is borderline child abuse. It is, but nothing was as despicable as that letter Aaron Sorkin wrote to his daughter (and ex-wife, and Variety). What a putz.
He hasn't been out of the military for 7 years, which is what's required by statute. The last I saw on it said there's a waiver available, Miss M, though CNN can certainly be wrong. Flynn is the perfect fit for Trump re: Syria. http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/11/opinions/trumps-national-security-guru-general-flynn-bergen/
He can pardon Clinton on his way out of office, but he can't pardon himself. I think he probably can, but it would look awful. http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2016/11/03/can-a-president-self-pardon/
Hi, folks, I was just looking at state-by-state US Senate races, and I thought the following interesting enough to observe. - In Alaska, who won the 2010 Republican primary against incumbent Lisa Murkowski, only to lose the election to Murkowski write-in votes, tried again this time as a Libertarian and lost to Murkowski again. The Democrat got 11% and finished fourth behind an independent. - In Louisiana none of the 22 entrants got the necessary 50% of the vote, and the run-off is next month. The vote leader, with 25%, is named John Kennedy, and he's a Republican. David Duke, also listed as a Republican, came in seventh with 3% of the vote. - Kelly Ayotte lost by less than 750 votes out of more than 700,000 cast. Even though I think she'd be a good pick, I can't see the Secretary of Defense not being Mike Flynn. - In New York, based on their relative performances (where Trump got 10% more of the vote than Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long), it looks like around 800,000 people voted Donald Trump/Chuck Schumer.
CT, that's so true, these are the times when I force myself to watch and read the liberal newspeople, because it's so much fun to revel in their discomfort. Captain Hate, belated Happy Birthday! I deprived myself of most of the fun last night, because I was too chicken to watch. I wound up checking the results every hour, sort of expecting the Trump leads to melt away. By the time I went to bed I was still worried, wondering whey Wisconsin wasn't being called despite what looked like a comfortable lead. This morning I was astounded to see that Trump had even carried Pennsylvania! I owe congrats to all the JOM'ers who were on board with Trump from the beginning. It's possible that any Republican could have beaten Hillary, but it's also possible that only Trump was going to be able to get it done. Doesn't matter, no one knows, and I'm just glad I saw the light a few weeks back (this way, maybe you guys will still talk to me). Love seeing the market higher, looking forward to this very special presidency, going to try to catch up with everything I missed.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2016 on You Want Hot Takes? at JustOneMinute
I never know how I'll react to these big political events, not until it's upon me. This year, apparently, I'm compelled to turn on C-Span, kill the sound, and drink some Two Hearted Ales while cooking a lasagna, doing laundry, and pondering the universe. So I'll be checking out now until tomorrow or at least until much later tonight; fingers crossed, JOM'ers.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2016 on Hold Your Nose And Vote! at JustOneMinute
Michigan thread started by Trump campaign guy...says he has seen numbers Well, Michael Moore said months ago that Michigan would go Trump, and I'll be happy to congratulate him on his prescience if he turns out to be right. So, if Michigan and Florida both go Trump, I'm pretty sure he won't really need Pennsylvania (which is always a heartbreaker).
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2016 on Election Day! at JustOneMinute
A picture of Lady Gagme early in the morning, not the best way to start the day. You're right, sorry about that. To make it worse, it's the first pic I've posted here, which is not auspicious (and I can see I need to learn how to resize them as well). Your bullshit investigations simply failed.. I liked you better the other day when you responded to someone with "Dude, I'm a troll. Let me do my troll thing". Actually, I lol'ed at that line, so thanks.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2016 on Election Day! at JustOneMinute
Lady Gaga says "Heil Hillary"
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2016 on Election Day! at JustOneMinute
But Porchlight, I was wrong - it's stock futures that are slightly lower, the market doesn't open for another half hour (I guess I'm still not used to the clocks changing the other day).
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2016 on Election Day! at JustOneMinute