Re: ".. a would be felon could become president .."
fraud, at least you have, here, correctly described Trump and Cruz.
Re: ".. Talk about living in a bubble. .."
Again, dickw, the best you can do is try to co-opt the language that has been used for at least two decades to accurately describe you and your RWNJ pals.
acehole, I have been telling you just about forever that Trump is a progressive. Anyway, just about everybody knows that now except for a remarkable small bubble group of RWNJs still in denial about many major truths.
You need to take them on in order to straighten out the warped Republican Party.
prodon, I did "notice it is asscS" before I made the post so don't worry and feel pefeckly okay to fuggedaboudit.
asscan, put a wall around the whole state and bring in all the other RWNJs in the country and you will kill 90% of each other some night soon, too.
dumboroboto, stop acting like you weren't running iHUB and got me banned for finally attacking you or your cubicle partner Captain Crock for carrying out your paid for work in a thoroughly over the top and often despicable manner.
And you, yourself, and your buddy Captain Croak produce your own vast versions of verbal diarrhea with the added plus of also generally being unnecessarily vile. You characters might benefit by toleration of a little time spent on some maudlin schmaltz.
Just to get you informed on issues you don't know about, I am too busy to take in Oprah or Lifetime but I did spend a lot of time and effort with ACTC/Ocata so I couldn't resist, as you suggest, going out with a Johnnie Ray version of Cry Me a River (ooo ahhhhhhhhhhhh, ooo ahhhhhhhhhhhh, ooo ahhhhhhhhhhhh). Of course, I doubt you know him or ACTC history either.
And I am, despite ACTC/Ocata, still willing to bet .... though in this case on you, that you would not even get a tear in your eye if you did get "a letter of goodbye" from a sweetheart you truly loved. Go and listen to Johnnie when you get a chance .... he will tell you "it's no secret you'll feel better if you cry."
I even feel a little better after generating a gob of cornball mush. You, above all, should understand that if you are going to do schmaltz it should truly be schmaltzy schmaltz wiht a Red Dye 40 cherry on top. You probably indulge yourself in worse at Chipotles or under the cow (not far from the Wall Street Bull) at the much more deadly Old Homestead Steakhouse. Maudlin is not deadly and does have its place, even the very fascinating Mary Magdalen could tell you that.
And Johnnie has me feeling good enough to enjoy signs of intelligence and humor even when, as with you and Captain Crockodile (clearly bought and paid for), it comes with a thoroughly prideful overdose of adolescent and fully gratuitous skank.
Still, it's no secret, you could do better if you try. Just look at the prolific burst of creativavivavity my merely one post elicited. Put a photo of shmaltzy Johnnie Ray up on the side of your cubicle, two Moon Kachina dolls, also!!! And see if you might, God forbid, enjoy being a nicer guy once in a very great while. Also, just for me, toss some homeless person off-off Wall Sreet twenty bones on occasion. Tell me later how it feels later .. in the longer run.
Best wishes to you and Captain Crotch.
HERE’S OUR STORY SAD BUT TRUE
ABOUT A GAL WE ONCE KNEW
SHE TOOK OUR HEART AND RAN AROUND
WITH AT LEAST ONE GUY FROM OUT OF TOWN
[i.e. Another good reason for not falling in love with a stock]
Yes Dyoo, it has been an arduous and frustrating story now turned sad and tragic to some extent certainly for those of us who have been around for a long time. It has been like being a family member as we watched a young child we recognized as having very great potential growing up in a mixed atmosphere of significant nurture and also serious abuse.
First by the presence, until he died 8 years ago, of Big Bad Grandpa W, the powerful and stern Evangelical preacher who rammed his very strict, though totally hypocritical, moralism and austerity right down the throats of the whole Family. Though he acted from a reasonable distance he may have, in fact, been the worst of the abusers, in his particular way, who did threaten several times to kill this child and on occasion made at least symbolic attempts at it (and some say he did, in fact, in his time commit many, many other murders and got away with them).
His austerity regimen put great pressures on the whole family pushing at least two fathers, under that pressure to survive, into corrupt activities. Though they greatly loved and nurtured this child in many ways, they also, perhaps out of lust and certainly partly out of greed, seriously abused the child.
One died before his malfeasance (again, to be sure, combined with great devotion) was discovered and the next was forced to leave upon the discovery of his. Then a third father showed up and we are not sure what went on there and we may have to live with never knowing that full story.
We saw, I would have to say, a family with a beautiful and very intelligent daughter being both nurtured and abused. We were at a distance, perhaps distant cousins aware of some of the family problems and guessing at the full extent of them but earnestly hoping for a vibrant resolution and thinking that could easily be the outcome.
On occasional visits we were happy to give her all of our pocket change, feeling she needed it and would use it well and that it might be the antidote to all of Big Bad Grandpa W’s severe austerity and the near dissolution of the family that nearly resulted in. Further, we even felt it would work out well to look the other way when she often even stole from us, sometimes with an approving wink from us, to boot. We compromised, too, believing in the great ultimate good that could come and, we can’t deny, our own hoped for eventual personal profit, as well.
Despite our great hopes, we sadly but understandably discovered that we couldn’t save her. Our efforts weren’t going to be enough to do the job. We could see it coming when with well deserved great expectations she applied for acceptance at Big P University. Despite her unbelievable brilliance and credentials that made clear her great promise and should have resulted in an early acceptance letter, Big P University kept delaying and insisting on more and more unnecessary, contrived and arcane admission tests.
Yes, it was clear they saw her brilliance but were, as well, so deeply threatened by it they weren’t sure what to do. She was, so to speak, like a disruptive technology, as they say on the Stock Market discussion shows. If they accepted her to Big PU she might take them over and turn them into something like a Singularity University and, while that might do wonderful things and while also making good money, it was an approach they didn’t know, understand and weren’t comfortable with. And they have been doing fine so far with their own thing and will continue to do so as long as the government and banks continue the student loan and debt scam. So why help get the government to fund some other maybe better but certainly disruptive education technology before its time and before the full extent of their time (as determined by politicians and lobbyists).
We don’t even know if The Family arranged it or it was she who ventured off on her own to one of those Wall Street type after hour parties set up for old wealthy codgers to meet available beautiful, intelligent and ambitious young women in the search of a Sugar Daddy. And even in that scene most of them, though she was absolutely beautiful, didn’t want to deal with her demanding intelligence and potential to succeed on her own. Only one went for her and not an accident, no doubt, that he was a foreigner. So again, with less choice available than she clearly deserved, she accepted.
And now, just like that, she is married and gone from us, even with a new Family name. But if she succeeds to the fullness of her potential that past will be a small moment in the grand scheme of things. Great benefit will come to humanity (and other animals as well) with reduced suffering and increased length and quality of life … at least we, ourselves, are convinced.
So now we are faced with our virtue having to be its own reward. She may appreciate that we did what little we could but also feels guilty about the crumbs of small change she also stole from us that, ironically, may very well have helped her to walk out on us when she she felt she needed to. And she is now totally separate from us and will not be looking back … won’t ever pick up the phone to give us a call, a text message, a Tweet or even a mention on Facebook.
We will never get the compliments for having seen her potential, our wisdom praised for it, nor will we feel our swollen wallet against our thigh indicating we are dwelling in the best of all possible worlds wherein we get rich from having made a very wise, virtuous and world improving investment. Goodbye to all that.
We do have to, with a tear in the eye and a full heart, wish her well. And even if we can genuinely achieve that, there still lies a rub. We do not, at all, know this new husband, Sugar Daddy. Nor, it is very likely, does she know him or his sincerity very accurately. He may be one of those Japanese CEOs who under another name writes poetry and romance novels, paints, sings and dances, etc. who only has the best intentions, a desire to allow her to flourish, to fulfill her destiny including having a career and producing beautiful children along the way, whatever she sees is best for all. But it could be that no matter what he promised he is a Sugar Diddy who seduced her, in her vulnerablity, with a cheap song and dance. For all anyone knows he may be a holding company looking out for the benefit of the Big PU folks and intent on slowing and holding her down as much as he can.
It is as if we wisely saw and nurtured a potential mermaid in our own big lake (maybe Lake Huron) who we knew had the potential to, in a rewarding relationship with us, remove the pollution in the lake and allow life in and around the lake to flourish in new ways and then move that on out to other areas. Now she has jumped the lake, maybe jumped the shark. She may now, in fact, become a beautiful whale but, if so, out in the vast ocean and a whale in a pod of whales among many other pods preoccupied with her very busy new world. We may have trouble even spotting her though most of us will, no doubt, have no choice but to make the effort to keep an eye on her.
But, finally, we do have to genuinely hope she flourishes without us. Mankind will also be abused if she somehow is ultimately ending up in another kind of Sealand somewhere under the dominion of Big PU.
Thanks so much, polio. I couldn't find that particular article but I did find some other very important and fascinating other articles in recent issues of the fabulous Daily Mail, such as:
Angela Merkel is accused of having 'angry phone call' with the Pope after he declared Europe 'a barren woman'... but she claims she 'cannot remember it'
'Repeat offender' GOAT is granted bail after it is arrested for criminal trespass for nibbling on an official's vegetables in India
Pope Francis sends out 1,000 new hand-picked 'super confessors' to forgive those who have sinned so badly that only normally be pardoned by the pontiff himself
Homewares to DIE for: Horror loving young women who created a range of macabre coffin bookcases beloved by Kat Von D
Re: "Nor is it an option for felons in waiting ..."
Fairly pathetic, fraud, for one who always claims the he and his RWNJ pals always wait for the evidence. You just convicted yourself, idiot.
Re: "Denny the menace is not running for president ..."
You're certainly right about that, fraud. Not an option for a felon.
1. Billions of barrels of oil.
3. Flying carpets (including the one used by Tony+Jeannie).
Most everything the media says about the "GOP establishment lane" is wrong. It does not really exist.
By Chauncey DeVega / Salon / February 4, 2016
The Iowa caucuses were a bump in the road for Donald Trump’s presidential primary campaign. Trump, a man who is always a “winner,” finished second. Marco Rubio, the so-called establishment Republican candidate, landed in third. Ted Cruz, a theocrat firebrand for the Christian right, emerged as the winner.
Iowa’s Republican voters essentially split their support equally among the three leading candidates.
The political chattering class is largely obsessed with the “horse race” aspect of the Iowa caucuses (which historically have not done a very good of predicting the eventual Republican presidential nominee) and what the results there portend for New Hampshire and beyond. The dominant narrative is that the winnowing process has begun and that Trump, Cruz and Rubio represent three distinct parts of the Republican Party’s electoral coalition. From this perspective, there are various “lanes” to the presidential nomination for the leading Republican candidates.
This is an important type of granular analysis. However, such a focus risks obscuring as much as it reveals about the Republican Party’s policies, specifically, and movement conservatism, more generally.
The Iowa caucuses ended in what is in essence a three-way tie with 4 percentage points separating Cruz (first), Rubio (last) and Trump. While the differences at the margins are important, THIS OUTCOME INDICATES A REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT IS CANNIBALIZING ITSELF INTERNALLY, WHERE NO CLEAR FRONT-RUNNER HAD TRULY EMERGED, AND WHOSE CANDIDATES ARE LARGELY MUCH MORE ALIKE THAN THEY ARE DIFFERENT.
“What have you done for me lately?” is one of the most basic questions that voters use to evaluate a politician. How voters answer, “What do you plan to do for me in the future?” is at least as important a decision rule.
A focus on the horse-race narrative and an obsessive parsing of the differences between the 2016 Republican presidential primary candidates—and the reasons for their varying levels of success in Iowa—is potentially very dangerous because it risks overlooking the extreme, radical and dangerous right-wing policy proposals that unite the field.
Almost all of the 2016 Republican presidential primary candidates share the following beliefs:
1. THAT THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BOMB AND KILL MANY THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND ELSEWHERE IN ORDER TO SUPPOSEDLY STOP THE SPREAD OF ISIS AND OTHER TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS.
2. TORTURING SUSPECTED TERRORISTS—EVEN THOUGH SUCH ACTS ARE BOTH IMMORAL AND INEFFECTIVE IN RETRIEVING ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION—IS ACCEPTABLE.
3. “GOD’S LAW” SHOULD SUPERSEDE THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
4. THEY ARE ANTI-SCIENCE AND DO NOT BELIEVE THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS A REAL, SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN, EMPIRICAL FACT.
5. TAX CUTS FOR THE 1 PERCENT AND THE AMERICAN OLIGARCHS SHOULD BE EXPANDED AND PROTECTED WHILE THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET AND WORKERS’ RIGHTS ARE FURTHER LIMITED.
6. THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SHOULD BE REVERSED, AND ACTION THAT WILL RESULT IN MILLIONS OF AMERICANS BEING LEFT WITHOUT INSURANCE AND FORCED TO SEEK AID AND ASSISTANCE FROM PRIVATE CHARITIES.
7. MUSLIM AMERICANS SHOULD BE TRACKED BY A NATIONAL DATABASE AS SUSPECTED “TERRORISTS.”
8. BASIC GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS SHOULD BE PRIVATIZED AND PROTECTING “THE COMMONS” SHOULD BE MADE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROFIT MOTIVATED CORPORATIONS.
9. WOMEN SHOULD BE DENIED THE BASIC HUMAN RIGHT OF MAKING THEIR OWN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CHOICES.
10. THEY ARE “LAW AND ORDER” RACIAL AUTHORITARIANS WHO SUPPORT POLICE THUGGERY AND BRUTALITY AGAINST BLACK AND BROWN AMERICANS, THE POOR AND OTHER MARGINALIZED GROUPS.
The contemporary Republican Party is a radical political organization that has betrayed the core tenet of “conservatism,” what is a belief in stability in the face of radical change. To that end, movement conservatism seeks to undo the consensus politics of the World War II and post-World War II era because it views the great successes of the New Deal, the Great Society and the civil rights movement(s) as a threat to the excesses of unrestrained capitalism and white male power.
The Republican Party in the Age of Obama pursues radical, reckless, revanchist and dangerous policies because it is not punished for doing so. Why is this?
The GOP’s activist base is extremely out of sync with the mainstream of American public opinion; the party has dragged the Democratic Party to the right; the right-wing news entertainment complex has created a state of epistemic closure for its public that is immune from fact or reason, thus the latter advocates for politically untenable goals; and the Republican Party’s candidates are left beholden to the most extreme elements in their own party…even as those policy positions are unpopular among the majority of American voters.
In all, American politics is broken because the Republican Party has cultivated a name brand based on destroying the federal government. This creates a perverse set of political incentives and a type of feedback loop where the Republican Party’s obstructive and irresponsible behavior is rewarded by its voters—even while the same group of people is increasingly angry and enraged that the policies they want enacted are not put in place.
The political pundits are obsessed with the various “lanes” to nomination (and perhaps eventual victory) in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race. They should instead be focusing on the bigger “highway”—one where the Republican Party is advocating for radical and dangerous policies that are outside of the mainstream of American political thought and decades of effective consensus politics.
The horse race that is American politics is fascinating. THE SPECTACULAR CAR WRECK THAT IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE AGE OF OBAMA IS ENTERTAINING. HOWEVER, THE NEWS MEDIA AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ARE STILL LEFT WITH THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION OF HOW ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S TWO INSTITUTIONAL POLITICAL PARTIES COULD BE LEFT AFTER THE IOWA CAUCUSES WITH THREE FRONT-RUNNERS WHO ARE, RESPECTIVELY, A PROTO-FASCIST, A CHRISTIAN THEOCRAT AND AN AYN RAND NEOLIBERAL WHO WANTS TO PRIVATIZE ALL ASPECTS OF PUBLIC LIFE WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY WAGING WAR ON THE POOR AND WORKING CLASSES.
Something is very wrong with America’s political culture. Worrying about “lanes” and paths to victory for Republican presidential candidates does nothing to address such basic and fundamental problems.
Whatever amount it is it was their own money that had been seized and held from them because it was in US controlled banks. But you idiots who trumpet your great integrity probably aren't lying, you probably really do think they got a payoff or bonus because your party shills make it sound that way. So in this case you should, above all else, be trumpeting your great stupidity.
Re: ?Fraud, surely, there must be a single thread of integrity in the Democrat party, but I am still searching for it. Can you imagine the Democratic outcry if a Republican had pulled the stunt of Hillary's email fiasco? ??
dickw, I guess despite that giant rope of integrity you RWNJs have you missed this post and the events it highlights which I have provided to you many times so let?s hope you GET IT this time:
BUSH WHITE HOUSE E-MAIL SCANDAL�
During the Lawyergate investigation it was discovered that the Bush administration used Republican National Committee (RNC) web servers for millions of emails which were then destroyed, lost or deleted in possible violation of the Presidential Records Act and the Hatch Act. PRES. GEORGE W. BUSH, VP CHENEY, KARL ROVE, ANDREW CARD, SARA TAYLOR AND SCOTT JENNINGS ALL USED RNC WEBSERVERS FOR THE MAJORITY OF THEIR EMAILS. OF 88 OFFICIALS INVESTIGATED, 51 SHOWED NO EMAILS AT ALL. AS MANY #$%$ MILLION E-MAILS REQUESTED BY CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS WERE THEREFORE UNAVAILABLE, LOST, OR DELETED.
It is truly hilarious, polio ....... that you were willing to look so pathetically stupid once before and now, so desperately stupid (we must guess), you have been willing to repeat your own self belittlement. Though, perhaps, there is something to be said in praise of you for having done so more efficiently than is usual for you.