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    So again (5.00 / 2) (#16)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 07:51:16 PM EST
    Hillary sez

    "I know that there are some on the other side who are seriously advocating to deport 11-12 million people who are working here."

    She continued, saying it was "the height of irony that a party which espouses small government would want to unleash a massive law enforcement effort--including perhaps National Guard and others--to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up, put them, I don't know, in buses, boxcars, in order to take them across our border."

    "I just find that not only absurd, but appalling," Clinton said.

    And the GOP starts screaming once again. I guess we can expect to spend 14 months of listening to them have a meltdown every time she points out how nuts they are.

    So Hillary is tired of calling Repubs (none / 0) (#22)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 11:18:23 PM EST

    Now they are Nazis.

    Trump better man up and get ready.


    But you just did. Way to go.

    Has anybody noticed (5.00 / 1) (#23)
    by Repack Rider on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 11:32:35 PM EST
    ...that since the GOP is the party for people who hate other people, somebody like The Donald can come to the fore because that's all he talks about, hating some other people for something.

    It's not like there's a policy or anything, it's just look at these moochers, furriners, anchor babies, mooslims, messican reporters.  Whatcha got?  

    It's not like only one candidate does it.  They all do.  Show me a Democrat whose campaign revolves around who they don't like.

    I think to understand it (none / 0) (#33)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 07:54:16 AM EST
    it really helps to know the people he appeals to.   I get the feeling you probably don't know that many.   That's a good thing.  You should be happy and proud.  Sadly I know lots.

    They are a frightened bunch.  Deeply deeply frightened.  Everything they used to know is wrong.  We have a black president, let's start with that.  But he has given them a new and terrifying world in which they can no longer confidently make f@g jokes or get out of bed confident that a world run by and for white people will greet them.

    I think one of the most precious things about the Trump campaign is his "silent majority" thing.  Let's be clear.  They are neither silent OR a majority.  


    Yes (none / 0) (#34)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 08:18:37 AM EST
    honestly I wish I didn't know as many people as I do that think like that. I think it must be especially prevalent in the south or perhaps people in the south are more willing to say it out loud.

    I understand completely the appeal of Trump to GOP voters. The GOP has been playing lowest common denominator politics for so long that it's virtually blowing up in their face. It was easy as long as there was a Soviet Union but since the collapse they seem to have to take it out on another group of people. In 2004 it was big time gay bashing. For years it was black people. Now the hated group du jour is Hispanics.


    At Long Last (5.00 / 1) (#27)
    by john horse on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 06:56:52 AM EST
    Wife: you were talking in your sleep last night.
    Husband: What'd I say?
    Wife: You were saying things like "Oh I've missed you so much" and "At long last we are finally back together".
    Wife: You were dreaming about football again, weren't you?
    Husband: Hey I can't wait for the season to begin.

    Shooter, the reason the Holy Water is (none / 0) (#1)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 05:20:47 PM EST
    shining is that I am in Nashville for Grandson's ballgame.....

    And if you have to put up with the traffic I've seen this PM then you have my condolences.

    Cryptic (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by fishcamp on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 05:47:23 PM EST
    Incomprehensible does not equal cryptic. (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by oculus on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 05:58:28 PM EST
    Lordy, that was funny! (none / 0) (#4)
    by MKS on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 06:10:11 PM EST
    worth the visit here.

    Well in that case, (none / 0) (#5)
    by fishcamp on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 06:10:46 PM EST
    Let me be the first to say Go Ducks.

    Michigan, despite hiring Harbaugh, (none / 0) (#6)
    by oculus on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 06:11:59 PM EST
    is unrated.  

    Illinois, despite firing Beckman today, (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by CoralGables on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 06:23:09 PM EST
    is unrated.

    Wow, one week before the season opener. (none / 0) (#15)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 07:19:36 PM EST
    I knew that Tim Beckham was under scrutiny for having allegedly mistreated injured players, but that mistreatment must have been very serious for the administration to take action one week out from the opening game:

    "During a preliminary briefing from the external reviewers, [UI athletic director Mike Thomas] said he learned of efforts to deter injury reporting and influence medical decisions that pressured players to avoid or postpone medical treatment and continue playing despite injuries. He also said in some instances student-athletes were treated inappropriately with respect to whether they could remain on scholarship during the spring semester of their senior year if they weren't on the team."

    It was also announced that offensive coordinator Bill Cubit will take over as the Illini's interim head coach.


    Give Jim Harbaugh a few years. (none / 0) (#9)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 06:22:44 PM EST
    Either he'll have the Wolverines back on track and in Rose Bowl contention, or he will have worn out his welcome in Ann Arbor -- or quite possibly, both.

    I see that none of you are Stephen King (none / 0) (#20)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 11:09:47 PM EST
    fans...and you never watched the ending of "Salem's Lott."

    Yes!!! (none / 0) (#7)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 06:18:18 PM EST
    Weird (none / 0) (#8)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 06:21:13 PM EST
    i just heard on MSNBC that Palin was interviewing Trump on "her new show" tonight.  This is on MotherJones-

    Fed up with media bullies attacking Donald Trump's purported Bible fanaticism, Sarah Palin announced she will be interviewing the GOP front-runner and nonactive church member for what's sure to be a circus of a conversation. In a Facebook post today, the former vice presidential candidate and fired Fox News host explained her plans:

    WTH? Lamestream media asks GOP personal, spiritual "gotchas" that they'd NEVER ask Hillary, or they'd feed the question to her and/or liberal cohorts before they asked it on-air (we know how these things work, lapdog media... the public's on to you), so good on Trump for screwing with the reporter. By the way, even with my reading scripture everyday I wouldn't want to answer the guy's question either... it's none of his business; it IS personal; what the heck does it have to do with serving as commander-in-chief; and these reporters trying to trip up conservatives can go pound sand until they ask the same things of their favored liberal pals. I'll cover this in my interview with Donald Trump and other candidates tonight on the One America News Network show "On Point." The more the media does this, the more they empower America to reject them and their bias as voters run to the anti-status quo candidates daring to Go Rogue.

    the link at the bottom does not work

    So I googled "one American news" and found a website but it doesn't work either.  Have they somehow blocked lefties?
    I would totally watch Palin interview Trump.  

    Oh, (none / 0) (#11)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 06:28:54 PM EST
    One America is the new Fox. Since conservatives believe either Fox has been lying to them (of course you and I know they have) or been scamming them, this One America is the "new thing" I have never watched the network.

    My computer says their page won't load. I guess too many people are trying to get on to see the Donald interviewed by Palin.


    Damn (none / 0) (#12)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 06:29:35 PM EST
    ..... One America News Network Connie, we're not on DISH yet, but please reach out to them and ask for  ...

    Where to stream it live: (none / 0) (#13)
    by oculus on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 06:50:13 PM EST
    It's the same (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 06:53:55 PM EST
    those links appear to be overloaded.   But thanks.  If you are in NY or your provider carries it.  Mine does not.

    I'm watching him on MSNBC.  He's talking about Karear.

    North Karear and South Karear.


    That made me laugh out loud (5.00 / 1) (#25)
    by sj on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 03:07:20 AM EST
    which is pretty sad actually.

    Gird yer loins (5.00 / 1) (#39)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 08:35:02 AM EST
    I have to admit (none / 0) (#40)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 08:52:34 AM EST
    the dog thing at the end made me laugh.

    Does that make me a bad person?


    Howdy, the dog thing at the end (none / 0) (#41)
    by fishcamp on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 09:18:13 AM EST
    of the Trump/Palin interview was the best part.  Why didn't Sara have her wedding rings on?  If she's separated from her snowmobiler husband, and I missed that, I'm glad I did.  Thanks for posting the interview.

    The dogs (none / 0) (#42)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 09:35:20 AM EST
    sans everything else

    Jimmie pointed out what I did not notice.   Only the white dogs sat down


    The number of debates (none / 0) (#17)
    by Politalkix on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 09:07:19 PM EST
    Only 6 debates have been scheduled for Democratic candidates contesting the party nomination for 2016.
    Debates build enthusiasm and make the eventual nominee stronger. Just look at the number of debates Democratic party candidates had in 2016.

    Democratic Party Presidential Primary Debates

    1. April 26, 2007 - Orangeburg, South Carolina, South Carolina State University

    2.  June 3, 2007 - CNN 7:00pm EDT - Goffstown, New Hampshire, Saint Anselm College

    3.  June 28, 2007 - PBS - Washington, D.C., Howard University

    4.  July 12, 2007-Detroit, Michigan

    5.  July 23, 2007 - CNN - Charleston, South Carolina, The Citadel military college

    6.  August 4, 2007 - Chicago, Illinois

    7.  August 7, 2007 - Chicago, Illinois

    8.  August 9, 2007 - Los Angeles, California

    9.  August 19, 2007 - Des Moines, Iowa

    10.  September 9, 2007 - Coral Gables, Florida, University of Miami

    11.  September 12, 2007

    12.  September 20, 2007 - Davenport, Iowa

    13.  September 26, 2007 - Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College

    14.  October 30, 2007 - NBC 9:00pm EDT - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University

    15.  November 15, 2007 - CNN - Las Vegas, Nevada

    16.  December 4, 2007 - NPR (radio only) - Des Moines, Iowa

    17.  December 13, 2007 - Johnston, Iowa

    18.  January 5, 2008 - ABC 8:45pm EST - Goffstown, New Hampshire, Saint Anselm College

    19.  January 15, 2008 - MSNBC 6:00pm PST - Las Vegas, Nevada, College of Southern Nevada

    20.  January 21, 2008 - CNN 8:00pm EST - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    21.  January 31, 2008 - CNN 5:00pm PDT - Hollywood, California

    22.  February 2, 2008 - MTV 6:00pm EST - MTV Myspace Debate

    23.  February 21, 2008 - CNN 7:00pm CST - Austin, Texas, University of Texas at Austin

    24.  February 26, 2008 - MSNBC 9:00pm EST - Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland State University

    25.  April 13, 2008 - CNN 8:00pm EDT - Grantham, Pennsylvania, Messiah College

    26.  April 16, 2008 - ABC 8:00pm EDT - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    I think more than 3 is overkill (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by CoralGables on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 09:49:51 PM EST
    Debates (none / 0) (#28)
    by TrevorBolder on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 07:12:59 AM EST
    are a excellent way for under financed grass roots candidates to help get out their message.

    Establishment candidates , and their backers look to minimize the number of debates.

    OMalley called out the debate process yesterday, per CNN

    And on Friday, he made the point directly to the very party officials who made the decision, using most of his speech at the committee's summer meeting here to not only question the number of debates, but to question his party as a whole.

    And Debbie was not thrilled

    O'Malley's remarks clearly riled DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who spent most of the speech looking down at a table just feet from the governor. She rarely engaged with the speech or clapped for O'Malley.

    When O'Malley was finished, he turned away from the podium and seemed to lean in to give a kiss on her cheek to Wasserman Schultz, who was assuming the lectern. Wasserman Schultz just looked at him, shook his hand and continued walking to the podium.


    Martin O'Malley (none / 0) (#30)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 07:38:40 AM EST
    is polling at like 1%. He's desperate for attention. And there is no guarantee the debates are going to move anyone in his direction.

    Exactly (none / 0) (#32)
    by TrevorBolder on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 07:53:41 AM EST
    Sanders also wants more debates.

    And there is no guarantee that the debates will help them.

    But without the additional debates, the under financed grass roots candidates have an even greater mountain to climb against the establishment candidate.

    All the additional debates would do is help even the playing field, grant some additional much needed exposure to the lesser known candidates.


    O'malley (none / 0) (#35)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 08:20:38 AM EST
    has no grass roots supporters. He has no supporters at all and that is his problem and as a matter of fact people complaining about the debates don't realize that they could actually hurt instead of help. If O'Malley goes into that debate and starts sounding like a Republican and attacking Hillary, he might as well fold up his tent and go home.

    You are being dangerously clueless. (none / 0) (#38)
    by Anne on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 08:30:33 AM EST

    The last thing O'Malley's going to do is sound like a Republican, for heaven's sake.  He - and Sanders - are challenging Clinton from the left, but you seem to be oblivious to that, with your face pressed so close to the tree that you have no idea you're standing in a forest.

    The less challenge Clinton gets from the left, the more you are insuring that, should she be the nominee, the only one sounding like a Republican will be Clinton.

    Debates are a way to get the party's message out, and given the message the GOP is sending, I think that's going to be pretty important.


    As a voter, I don't want the (none / 0) (#36)
    by Anne on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 08:25:11 AM EST
    national party poo-bahs rigging the process, and as far as I'm concerned, this pitiful debate schedule was set up for the express purpose of exposing as few people as possible to candidates-not-named-Clinton.

    You wait - if the first debate gives Sanders or O'Malley more traction, I think there's a real possibility that some of the remaining debates will get the axe.

    And I guess what really ticks me off is that this isn't just about the face-off between the Democratic candidates, this is about highlighting the contrast between the Democrats and the crazy Republicans, a way to answer the insanity they are pushing.

    O'Malley's right: you don't meet that kind of thing with silence.  And if you do, you do so at your own peril.


    Which part of the following do you disagree with? (none / 0) (#19)
    by Hal09 on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 10:38:27 PM EST
    1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.

    2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.

    3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.

    What Jim said... (none / 0) (#29)
    by kdog on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 07:36:21 AM EST
    1. A nation with open borders is still a nation, residents and citizens share many nations in the world. A nation with walls sounds more like an ugly prison.

    2. There are literally so many laws they can't all be counted, never mind enforced. If the harmful and tyrannical and inhumane ones can't be repealed outright, next best thing is to not enforce them.

    3. Our government hasn't served it's citizens properly for decades, it serves money. Any immigration plan must be humane and realistic. Immigration isn't even a Top 10 problem right now, though deportations and detentions might be. It's politicians stirring the nativist pot for hate and fear based votes. Don't fall for it...kicking the dog ain't gonna help you or the nation.

    Those three brilliantly (none / 0) (#31)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 07:47:27 AM EST
    insightful and challenging bon mots come directly from the "Donald Trump Immigration 'Plan'"

    I guess we have our first official Trumper.  How fun.


    Halo9 (none / 0) (#21)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 11:16:26 PM EST
    What you must understand that for some around here the the answer is:

    All of the above.

    If constitutional arguments are of interest,

    here is a complaint shortly to be filed in King County .  . . alleging that the anti-voyeurism law found in SMC 12a.10.120 is unconstitutionally overbroad.

    forgive my not giving more exact citations on the subject of overbreadth and void-for-vagueness . . . I am sure that the judge and defendant will be able to quote them and cite them properly.

    Watching Wendell Pierce (none / 0) (#37)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Aug 29, 2015 at 08:27:07 AM EST
    (Bunk from The Wire) talk about NOLA.

    Which reminds me.  Thanks to everyone who suggested that series to me.  I recommend if there is still anyone besides me who has not seen it.  See it.

    Where else are you going to see insert shots of gangbangers cruising around in black SUVs raptly listening to Garrison Keeilor and the Prairie Home Companion?