"Its possible that you made your point on UVXY about 3000 posts ago. Its an easy way to lose money most do."
Odd comment from someone who bought UVXY again just last month and has thusfar kissed 40% goodbye. Say, 100 Buzz posts ago. Which means the first 2900 posts did *not* make the point. So I say soldier on, Buzz.
"No one wants to deport Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, or Selena Gomez."
Clown, they were all born in the U.S. Alba is 3rd generation.
"If memory serves me correct his O ness's response to Katrina was a bit slow. Or or it was not his fault because he only takes credit for good stuff."
The Great Intellect strikes again, this time forgetting that Obama wasn't President during Katrina.
"very classy of O playing golf and Shrillary sleeping it off somewhere while Trump unloads trucks and lends a hand in Louisiana. Those 2 have no class or humility it all about them"
I guarantee if they had gone to 'lend a hand' in Louisiana, you would be ripping them to shreds for disregarding the Governor's request not to come and you'd be declaring it a craven photo op.
"Obama and Hillary care more about Syrians than Americans living in red states."
And with that, Trump's post-Time-cover rally is underway. Deeply complacent Trump shorts scrambling for cover. I think we'll see it in the polls within a week.
"After listening to Trumps speeches I think the election will come down to those who want to take personal responsibility and those who think their lives will be better by handing over that power to the GOV."
Nyner is blissfully unaware that Trump has pledged twice as much government infrastructure spending as Clinton:
"Donald Trump took a step to Hillary Clinton’s left on Tuesday, saying that he would like to spend at least twice as much as his Democratic opponent has proposed to invest in new infrastructure as part of his plan to stimulate the United States’ economy.
The idea takes a page out of the progressive playbook and is another indication that the Republican presidential nominee is prepared to break with the fiscal conservatism that his party has evangelized over the past eight years.
“We have bridges that are falling down,” Mr. Trump said on the Fox Business Network. “We have many, many bridges that are in danger of falling.”
Mrs. Clinton has called for $275 billion in infrastructure spending over five years. That would include the creation of a national infrastructure bank, which would be given $25 billion to support loans and loan guarantees. In sum, the plan would support about $500 billion in spending on infrastructure.
Asked how he would pay for $800 billion to $1 trillion in infrastructure spending, Mr. Trump described a strategy that has been favored by liberal economists over the years. He said he would create an infrastructure fund that would be supported by government bonds that investors and citizens could purchase.
“We’re going to go out with a fund,” he said. “We’ll get a fund, make a phenomenal deal with low interest rates and rebuild our infrastructure.”
-NY Times, Aug. 2
Interesting, guts. Not only are the IQ numbers you stated not in the study, you were off by a mile. The largest gap was 3 to 5 points, not 24.
Ironic yet again that Guts makes this comprehension error in the service of denigrating other peoples' intelligence.
Nyner, I know you don't believe me but nevertheless offer this guarantee: every point you make will be stronger without the various nicknames.
"Fwiw, Trump does not remotely remind me of Nicholson's character in A Few Good Men. That matters outside his GOP base. Not sure a security crisis would help him."
Agree completely. I only meant that Trump appeals on a gut level to a significant number of people who would never admit it openly.
Very interesting, bj. We'll see if that gets to play out, because I think a powerful Trump comeback is a decent bet here. The coronations have begun way too early, and Trump will likely outperform his poll numbers. Deep down in places they don't talk about at parties, a lot of voters want Trump on that wall.
"a business person in the WH must scare the daylights outa some folks."
A business person with a string of bankruptcies and hundreds of unpaid workers is of some concern, yes. Obviously there are considerably more bright red flags in the tax returns that he won't let anyone see.
"Has any poor person ever created a new job?"
Yes, of course. But I'll tell you what no individual poor person has ever done: destroyed billions in capital.
ps, the new Time cover is a depiction of Trump's face melting with the caption "Meltdown".
Hillary's cakewalk just ended, imo.
"For reasons I've previously discussed, I think Trump will almost surely lose.. (Betting sites now 4 to 1, Clinton -- haven't seen odds anything like that on a Presidential race.)"
Bj, the betting sites are reacting to the current polls which are still fairly 'post convention'. Brexit was also considered a guaranteed loser, in fact the top Brexit guy conceded before any votes were counted.
One good thing, I think pointed out by you, is that he will have very little ground game.
Would be incredibly good for America and the Republican party if he loses by an embarrassing amount. If a few truly red states like Georgia and Arizona turn. But for me, it's still too early to even suggest he can't win. If things tighten up a bit and then she flops in the debates, Julian Assange might take Trump over the goal line.
If the dnc is laughing itself silly, I think they're still at least a week early. President Dukakis had a 15 point lead in August.
If Georgia is still in play in the 2nd half of this month, then in my view DJT will be circling the drain.
"not sure who is a bigger liar than O and Clinton."
Trump is by a mile the biggest liar among Presidential candidates in our lifetimes. But it's likely pathological, which genuinely means it's not his fault. There is simply no connection between what Trump says and a) what Trump said 5 minutes ago and b) the universe we live in.
FWIW, bj, there is a widely held philosophy that polls within 2 weeks of the conventions shouldn't be taken too seriously.
For example, a poll out today has Clinton with a solid lead in Georgia. Notwithstanding that Trump is a circus animal who could literally take a dump on the flag at any time, I think it would be a bad bet that she'll cruise in Georgia.