Trump Cancels Chicago Rally, Whines Incessantly About It All Over Cable News

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Donald Trump canceled his rally in Chicago tonight, and he’s already working the victimhood angle like a boss, on every cable news channel.

Meanwhile, we have a power outage in the LGFHQ neighborhood, so until the electricity returns here’s an old school open thread posted from my iPhone via LTE.

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253 comments

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:41:29pm
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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:42:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:42:09pm
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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:42:45pm
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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:43:10pm
Rubio on Chicago protests: ‘President Obama has spent the last 7 years dividing America, this is the consequence’

I swear, these people are absolutely ridiculous in their impotence.

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:43:35pm

re: #5 jaunte

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bratwurst  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:43:42pm

Shockingly, Donald Trump Jr. may not have a great grasp on the Constitution:

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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:45:39pm

re: #5 jaunte

I swear, these people are absolutely ridiculous in their impotence.

Republicans have been dividing America and blaming it on Obama. There. I said it. Bastards.

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:45:53pm

“….Part of the problem and part of the reason it takes so long is nobody wants to hurt each other anymore, right?” he says, killing time while demonstrators are removed. “And they’re being politically correct the way they take them out. So it takes a little bit longer.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:46:00pm

Hey Donald, You Built That!

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stpaulbear  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:46:17pm
Meanwhile, we have a power outage in the LGFHQ neighborhood, so until the electricity returns here’s an old school open thread posted from my iPhone via LTE.

Boooorrriinng.
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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:46:28pm
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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:46:53pm

re: #12 Kragar

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He ran into my knife. He ran into my knife ten times.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:47:27pm

What’s the over/under on someone getting killed at a Trump rally before this is all over?

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:47:27pm

The R candidate pack poses as strong leaders, but are too cowardly to speak the truth about Trump.

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gocart mozart  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:47:37pm
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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:48:18pm

re: #14 Eclectic Cyborg

What’s the over/under on someone getting killed at a Trump rally before this is all over?

I saw that question downstairs, I’m just afraid to answer it. It’s a pretty low bar, I’d think.

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stpaulbear  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:48:51pm

re: #6 Kragar

Rubio’s going to be getting paid to do a lot worse by this time next year.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:49:22pm

I wonder if any of those Militia groups are going to offer Trump their “protection” services.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:49:35pm

re: #17 thedopefishlives

Wonder if one of the UK betting houses is making book on that?

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:49:37pm

Clown.

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EPR-radar  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:49:39pm

re: #6 Kragar

Rubio needs to fuck himself with a cactus. I don’t want to hear anything about “paid protestors” coming from an apparatchik of a party that is propped up by a propaganda empire of unprecedented scope and scale.

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b.d.  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:50:03pm

I see the angle here:

Trump will start charging people to come to his rallies stating that no one would pay to protest at a rally.

The ultimate grift.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:50:06pm

re: #15 jaunte

The R candidate pack poses as strong leaders, but are too cowardly to speak the truth about Trump.

To speak the truth about Trump would be to speak the truth about Trump voters…

…who they are still trying to woo by convincing them that Trump is a fake and a liberal.

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b.d.  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:50:26pm

re: #19 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if any of those Militia groups are going to offer Trump their “protection” services.

Trump’s Angels

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Jenner7  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:50:47pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:51:05pm

re: #7 bratwurst

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:51:09pm
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EPR-radar  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:51:13pm

re: #15 jaunte

The R candidate pack poses as strong leaders, but are too cowardly to speak the truth about Trump.

This is the party of gutless wonders after all, too scared of bad press to just vote on a SCOTUS nominee.

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b.d.  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:52:27pm

re: #26 Jenner7

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Trump canceled the rally on his own to get HUGE media play, sympathy and a rallying cry.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:52:55pm

If you don’t already, take a gander at Propane Jane’s twitter feed.

Muslim woman being thrown out

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stpaulbear  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:53:31pm

re: #22 EPR-radar

Rubio needs to fuck himself with a cactus. I don’t want to hear anything about “paid protestors” coming from an apparatchik of a party that is propped up by a propaganda empire of unprecedented scope and scale.

Hasn’t his whole career been the result of one sugar daddy?

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:54:00pm

See, the GOP is basically saying that Trump followers are throwing virgins into the wrong volcano.

Which is slightly different than protesting that throwing virgins in volcanoes is not actually a good long-term fiscal strategy.

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No Depression  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:54:27pm

re: #26 Jenner7

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That’s gonna put the wingnuts in a bit of a bind. Do they admit that Drumpf is a coward or do they accuse the police they love so much of lying?

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:54:46pm
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bratwurst  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:54:53pm
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EPR-radar  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:55:19pm

re: #24 The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork

To speak the truth about Trump would be to speak the truth about Trump voters…

…who they are still trying to woo by convincing them that Trump is a fake and a liberal.

It is funny to see anti-Trump comments and articles go the full Godwin at RedState with management approval.

They are that convinced that Trump is a liberal and Trump’s supporters are some mysterious band of liberals that likes fascism and Fox News and have unaccountably decided to vote in Republican primaries.

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gocart mozart  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:56:26pm

re: #35 Kragar

Heh, that should be Hillary’s campaign slogan.

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gocart mozart  Mar 11, 2016 • 6:58:56pm

re: #36 bratwurst

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:00:55pm

re: #39 gocart mozart

Junior didn’t learn his dad’s short easy words talk.

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Jenner7  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:02:00pm

Megyn Kelly ended her show by saying that Obama said his one regret was his language that divided people.

Just…what…the…fuck??!?!?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:02:07pm

re: #39 gocart mozart

More word salad?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:02:46pm

In honor of both Keith Emerson and to the human stain called Donald Trump…..

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back My Friends - Live In Montreal, 1977

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Great White Snark  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:03:45pm

What’s up with twitter images in tweets not showing up anymore? Or is that just my browser?

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Jenner7  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:03:47pm

And Hannity opens to say the violent agitators ruined Trump’s rally and now Trump is calling in…again.

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Jenner7  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:04:40pm

“I have not seen any violence at Trump rallies.” Hannity just now….

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:04:50pm

re: #37 EPR-radar

This is pretty much why I have my pre-set “there is a different epistemology at work, and that should worry us” rant.

That Trump is simply banging louder on drums that were already beating is inconsequential. That Trump is drawing endorsement and support from known quantities in the wingnut world is inconsequential. That his opponents aren’t saying things substantively different, but tonally different, is inconsequential. That he’s drawing on an entire folklore of conspiracy and rumor established by wingnuts is inconsequential.

The eventually joke will be if he wins, and everybody once again re-aligns.

In my town, I’m already hearing this. The elaborate versions of “oh, I hate Trump, but I just don’t trust Hillary” from, *cough*, respectable Republicans. They’re rehearsing their excuses for falling in line.

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EPR-radar  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:05:08pm

re: #41 Jenner7

Megyn Kelly ended her show by saying that Obama said his one regret was his language that divided people.

Just…what…the…fuck??!?!?

Megyn Kelly reporting on a medieval witch hunt. “The woman to be burned at the stake regretted that precious wood had to be used for the fire.”

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:05:30pm

re: #46 Jenner7

He needs new glasses. /half

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:05:40pm

Carnival barkers.

Scammers.

Liars.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:07:43pm

re: #50 Stanley Sea

Several weeks ago I called that Trump person a snake oil salesman. I believe quite a few people agree that he is one.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:08:28pm
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EPR-radar  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:09:42pm

re: #47 The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork

It will be interesting to see how this works. Some of this stuff really can’t be walked back, like a RedState moderator going all in on the comparison of Trumpism to the rise of Hitler in Weimar Germany.

Only a small fraction of Republicans have gone that far in opposing Trump. Most will have a better chance to walk back their opposition to Trump (if any), and most of these will fall into line if he is the nominee.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:12:28pm

OT, I’m outside on my patio being nosy neighbor (I am & I love it) hearing lady across the way breaking up with boyfriend on phone. fuck fuck fuck you fucked her fuck fuck fuck my kids fuck fuck fuck changed the locks fuck fuck

She’s wasting her time talking to the fucker imo.

Interesting.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:13:12pm

re: #53 EPR-radar

And being a Philadelphian I will indulge in the tradition of ticket splitting. :)

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Charles Johnson  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:14:11pm
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Great White Snark  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:14:55pm

Great fun hearing Cruz and now Rubio unload on trump and his campaign. Wheee.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:15:03pm
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Jenner7  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:16:42pm

hehehe

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:17:57pm

My dad used to love to say about Democrats “You know you’ve really hurt them when you hear the whining!” How the tables have turned. Oh, the ironing!

Trump and the noise machine have just told the world loud and clear what they’re really sensitive about - Protesters. Being shown as actual brownshirts on video is still a little too much for them at this juncture.

Not to sound too capital-L leftist, but if they hate protesters, I hope the protesters of the world take notice and double their presence. Trump shouldn’t be able to open a grocery store in Peoria without five dozen people showing up.

Unfortunately somebody is going to die in the next month, and “They had it coming for being a mouthy n*gger in public” will be the official party line.

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:18:51pm

“Positive leadership?”
Has Gergen been asleep while the Trump campaign has been going on?

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:19:15pm

Broken clock moment at free republic:

I don’t know that you can blame Trump directly for the violence, but you cannot completely absolve him or his supporters, either. When you have a Trump supporter sucker punching a protester, and then saying the next time he might have to kill him, and Trump supporters CHEER him; when you have Trump supporters roughing up protesters and you have the candidate approving and even offering to pay the legal bills for anyone arrested for attacking a protester; when you have Trump himself threatening to punch a protested in the face from the stage during a rally; then yes, I think you can safely say that the Trump campaign and many of his supporters share some of the blame for the potential for violence.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:20:16pm

re: #61 jaunte

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“Positive leadership?”
Has Gergen been asleep while the Trump campaign has been going on?

I listened to that. He said that before Trump’s response. Trump failed in the call to action.

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gocart mozart  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:20:45pm
And for her, there was one main difference between the two men: Wallace, she said, did not go as far as Trump with personal attacks.

“I think my father had more self-restraint and respect for the institutions of government than Trump does,” she said. “I think my father understood the limitation of the executive branch of government, where I don’t think Trump does. And I think Daddy, even though he used coded language to use racial themes, he never attacked a culture based on their religion and race. He used coded language to suggest the racial themes. But he never specifically attacked a group of people based on their religion and their race. And I think Daddy had a respect for the process and the candidates. A great respect for the process and especially the process. He would have never leveled vicious attacks on the other candidates, especially those have been so personal. Daddy never would have done that.”

buzzfeed.com

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:20:53pm

re: #61 jaunte

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“Positive leadership?”
Has Gergen been asleep while the Trump campaign has been going on?

And Gergen said this as the only way Trump could remedy the situation.

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Great White Snark  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:21:32pm

re: #62 Shiplord Kirel

Whatever Trump has to say, we must stay on factual point. This kind of thing is not happening anywhere else, left or right. And nothing like it in how long time wise?

Edit -bold removed but truly outraged as anyone here.

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bratwurst  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:22:02pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:23:08pm
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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:23:39pm
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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:23:44pm

re: #65 Stanley Sea

I think if anyone was watching Trump closely, they would realize he would not want to remedy the situation, because he thinks aggravating the tension between people will help his cause.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:26:23pm

re: #70 jaunte

I think if anyone was watching Trump closely, they would realize he would not want to remedy the situation, because he thinks aggravating the tension between people will help his cause.

David Gergen, bless his heart & sweet soothing voice, is old school. Keeps his cool on TV, doesn’t rock the boat. I sincerely wonder what’s in his head though.

I get your point.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:27:29pm

This whole things tickled some brain cells loose and reminded me of this….

Wrong Is Right - real classic movie trailer

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:28:39pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:29:58pm

Smoking gun factoid: Police say they did not advise Trump to cancel the rally.

I think he set this up. No, the demonstrators are not actors on his payroll or some other conspiracy culture crap, but he did schedule a venue that he knew would attract a lot of protesters, and he did go out of his way to provoke and threaten in the days leading up to this rally. He then helped himself to a big platter of martyr cookies as soon as he saw the opportunity.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:30:16pm

OK, I know it’s being repeated over and over again all over the place, that the Chicago PD have stated that they never met with Trump or his campaign and advised the rally be cancelled. But maybe the university police did, and the melon heads in Trumps campaign just lack to cognitive function to grasp the separation of the two entities, or to express the facts in a coherent manner.

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bratwurst  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:31:49pm

DEVELOPING:

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:32:34pm

re: #76 bratwurst

DEVELOPING:

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I wonder if zombie Alinsky was spotted?

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Great White Snark  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:36:00pm

re: #74 Shiplord Kirel

Smoking gun factoid: Police say they did not advise Trump to cancel the rally.

I think he set this up. No, the demonstrators are not actors on his payroll or some other conspiracy culture crap, but he did schedule a venue that he knew would attract a lot of protesters, and he did go out of his way to provoke and threaten in the days leading up to this rally. He then helped himself to a big platter of martyr cookies as soon as he saw the opportunity.

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:36:27pm

Just waving, probably.

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Targetpractice  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:37:02pm

re: #79 jaunte

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Just waving, probably.

Seen Kyle?

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:37:27pm

Is that Christopher Guest?

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:37:33pm

re: #76 bratwurst

DEVELOPING:

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haha. We’re all gonna protest.

GO TRUMP! idiots

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:38:33pm

re: #74 Shiplord Kirel

Smoking gun factoid: Police say they did not advise Trump to cancel the rally.

I think he set this up. No, the demonstrators are not actors on his payroll or some other conspiracy culture crap, but he did schedule a venue that he knew would attract a lot of protesters, and he did go out of his way to provoke and threaten in the days leading up to this rally. He then helped himself to a big platter of martyr cookies as soon as he saw the opportunity.

Still, I’m thinking & hoping that only 27% buys his bullshit carny show.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:38:39pm

re: #72 Eric The Fruit Bat

This whole things tickled some brain cells loose and reminded me of this….

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Video

Just added it to the top of my Netflix DVD queue

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:40:53pm

re: #79 jaunte

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Just waving, probably.

Crisis actor

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:41:00pm
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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:41:14pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:41:24pm

re: #86 Stanley Sea

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:41:44pm

re: #66 Great White Snark

Well, the answer to “how long” will differ depending on how finely you parse the different elements of what Trump’s campaign is riding.

The term Wingularity has been used jocularly for awhile online. And, being a little bit of a stick in the mud, I pointed out that the Wingularity would be the point that the crazy stopped being funny because you realized how much force there was behind it.

Well…we’ve hit the “not funny” horizon.

All the poisonous stuff produced by the radical right is converging. No, it might not win office, but there’s now a number, a count, of how many people really see the world through a opaque glass full of bile.

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Great White Snark  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:42:00pm
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makeitstop  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:42:32pm

re: #79 jaunte

Just waving, probably.

Interesting - is that a Bush-Cheney button she’s wearing?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:43:29pm

Need to find a Youtube video of this.

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:43:48pm
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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:44:37pm

re: #91 makeitstop

Interesting - is that a Bush-Cheney button she’s wearing?

I think you’re right; the heads look like theirs.

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:44:49pm
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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:45:46pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:46:09pm

re: #76 bratwurst

DEVELOPING:

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Source is SMOTI. We can safely assume then that Ayers is in Havana or the Greek islands or anywhere but Chicago.

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b.d.  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:46:53pm
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makeitstop  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:47:40pm

re: #94 jaunte

I think you’re right; the heads look like theirs.

Yep, Bush-Cheney, with St. Reagan in a cowboy hat under it.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:50:00pm

heh heh

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:51:05pm
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Belafon  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:53:09pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:53:48pm

Shit, FormerDirtDart beat me.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:54:10pm

OT: Probably the best SNL live performance ever:

Neil Young Rockin’ In The Free World Live SNL 1989

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b.d.  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:55:16pm
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BeenHereAwhile  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:56:11pm

re: #48 EPR-radar

Megyn Kelly reporting on a medieval witch hunt. “The woman to be burned at the stake regretted that precious wood had to be used for the fire.”

“Then she clearly clearly understood
If if he was fire, oh she must be wood.”

Leonard Cohen - Joan Of Arc

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:57:01pm

re: #103 goddamnedfrank

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Wouldn’t it be something if the Tribune plastered that photo margin-to-margin above the fold on the front page tomorrow.
I’m holding out hope for the NY Daily News to find something similar

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:58:13pm

re: #107 FormerDirtDart

Wouldn’t it be something if the Tribune plastered that photo margin-to-margin above the fold on the front page tomorrow.
I’m holding out hope for the NY Daily News to find something similar

OK, not making the Daily News tomorrow

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 7:59:37pm
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FormerDirtDart  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:02:01pm
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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:02:02pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:03:03pm

re: #109 Kragar

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Sopan Deb I think has been arrested or something.

Seere: #86 Stanley Sea

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calochortus  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:03:23pm

re: #111 jaunte

This may not be the year one actually wants to stay sober, though.

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stpaulbear  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:04:50pm

re: #104 Barefoot Grin

The sound is a little out of sync with the visuals. Great performance though.

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Belafon  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:05:46pm

re: #113 calochortus

This may not be the year one actually wants to stay sober, though.

Stay sober until election day, then you’ll have 53 days to make up for it.

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b.d.  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:05:57pm

re: #110 FormerDirtDart

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Holy Cow, putting the exclusive interview on at 3 AM.

Can’t upset the Breitbarters nor the anti-Breitbarters

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:07:54pm

re: #109 Kragar

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Conspiracy Mode /

This is part of the establishment plan to sink Trump’s nomination…

…By reporting what’s actually said at these rallies.

/ Conspiracy Mode

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Lidane  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:09:04pm
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bratwurst  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:10:34pm

Boom! Interim police superintendent just confirmed on live local news here that Chicago Police Department was NOT consulted about canceling the Trump rally tonight.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:13:36pm

Expect President Trump to rewrite the Burt Bacharach-Hal David songbook. For example:

Do you know the way to San Jose?
— No, and we need to deport every one of those raping beaners!
I’ve been away so long
— If you disagree with me you should stay away, loser!
Do you know the way to San Jose?
— Is that anywhere near the beautiful Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes? If not, fuck it, it’s a major loser!
L.A. is a great big freeway
— Politically correct anti-fossil fuel propaganda at it’s worst!
Put a hundred down and buy a car
— A hundred? No wonder nobody’s ever heard of these cheap-ass Baccarat-Divineing nobodies. Fuck it, I’ve gotta a plane to catch. A plane I own! See you tomorrow in Cincinnati! It’ll be huuuge!

etc. etc. etc.

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BeenHereAwhile  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:15:24pm

re: #74 Shiplord Kirel

Smoking gun factoid: Police say they did not advise Trump to cancel the rally.

I think he set this up. No, the demonstrators are not actors on his payroll or some other conspiracy culture crap, but he did schedule a venue that he knew would attract a lot of protesters, and he did go out of his way to provoke and threaten in the days leading up to this rally. He then helped himself to a big platter of martyr cookies as soon as he saw the opportunity.

Trump is political theatre.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:17:38pm

Looks like Trump lied again.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:20:34pm

re: #122 goddamnedfrank

With video.

Trump straight up lied when he said CPD advised him to cancel the rally.

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:21:04pm
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lockjawcanbefun  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:23:24pm

For those that need to clean their palette of Trump nonsense, here’s something:

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:25:45pm

re: #125 lockjawcanbefun

First time I read that, I was imagining a slow-moving arsonist tortoise.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:28:40pm

re: #125 lockjawcanbefun

For those that need to clean their palette of Trump nonsense, here’s something:

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Wonderful!

If I may re-mourn him here again Seymour, over 50, hopefully he was 100. (still planning his celebration of life, people have to travel from NoCal)

RIP Buddy
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De Kolta Chair  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:28:56pm

For the life of me, I don’t know why there have been thousands of covers of “Do You Know The Way To San Jose” when the original was pure perfection. Life is freaking weird, man.

Do You KNow the Way to San Jose by Dionne Warwick

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retired cynic  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:30:54pm

re: #128 De Kolta Chair

For the life of me, I don’t know why there have been thousands of covers of “Do You Know The Way To San Jose” when the original was perfection. Life is freaking weird, man.

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My Pop thought she could sing no wrong!

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:31:45pm
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jaunte  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:32:19pm
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De Kolta Chair  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:32:23pm

re: #129 retired cynic

My Pop thought she could sing no wrong!

Yer pop was absolutely right.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:33:41pm

Tonight is just weird.

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retired cynic  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:34:38pm

re: #133 goddamnedfrank

Tonight is just weird.

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Obama’s secret through-the-camera lasers would get him!!

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:35:12pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:37:40pm

More popcorn!!

Trump and Cruz partisans are tearing into each other at free republic over Cruz’s statement partially blaming Trump for tonight’s violence.
WATCH: Ted Cruz Blames Donald Trump for What Happened in Chicago!
To recap, Cruz first blamed lefty protesters (of course) then added, “”I think the campaign bears responsibility for creating an environment - when the candidate urges supporters to engage in physical violence, to punch people in the face, the predictable consequence of that is that it escalates. And today is unlikely to be the last such instance.”

I would no be surprised if the coordinated protest was a Karl Rove / Democratic tactic after his meeting with the Liberal elitist. Even Bill Akers (sic) was in attendance. Both the GOPe and DNC are one and the same.

Toeing The Establishment line again. That’s our Teddy!

Cruz should be ashamed of himself. He is siding with BLM thugs and [bigoted word]s/Pakistani scuum over a Republican candidate.

What a political jacka$$, everyday I loathe this natural born Canadian political hack lawyer more and more.

I was watching and I wish I could post exactly who I KNOW is behind thus, however, that would probably get me booted, so I will instead say this…

Update!

Exclusive video of Trump/Cruz freeper battle:

Stock Footage - CAVEMEN FIGHTING

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makeitstop  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:37:41pm

re: #129 retired cynic

My Pop thought she could sing no wrong!

Dionne was gifted. Bachrach’s favorite singer.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:38:16pm

re: #133 goddamnedfrank

Tonight is just weird.

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Hair was FUBAR. Seriously, I believe his health & his hair is going to take him down.

He’ll blame protesters. BLM, except they were at a university shouting BERNIE!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:39:45pm

re: #138 Stanley Sea

Maybe his plugs are dying.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:40:25pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:40:50pm

re: #139 Eric The Fruit Bat

Maybe his plugs are dying.

He probably had blood coming out of his where ever.

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retired cynic  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:41:09pm

re: #140 FormerDirtDart

Pig.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:42:23pm

So, deleted scenes from Series 9 of Doctor Who are coming out.

Apparently, it is essentially confirmed that Danny Pink was a “rebound,” after the 11th Doctor died.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:43:28pm

re: #140 FormerDirtDart

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Saw him & creepy wife at the Nancy Reagan funeral on the TV today. Guess he realized how far from power he really is & decided to bomb the twitter.

laugh-sigh

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:44:46pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:46:32pm

Speaking of Nancy’s funeral.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:48:01pm

re: #140 FormerDirtDart

Newt should be mocked mercilessly for this totally, horribly wrong answer. Goes to show you how a PhD makes you stupid in domains you don’t understand.

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makeitstop  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:49:02pm

re: #147 Eric The Fruit Bat

Newt should be mocked mercilessly for this totally, horribly wrong answer. Goes to show you how a PhD makes you stupid in domains you don’t understand.

‘A stupid person’s idea of what a smart person sounds like.’

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:49:57pm

re: #76 bratwurst

DEVELOPING:

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Bill Ayers should disappear up his own terrorist asshole, but I don’t think the college girl with braces and a Bernie Sanders sign whom I saw on the CTA Blue Line while headed home even knows who Ayers is. And I sure as Hell know Ayers didn’t organize this protest.

Drudge is just highlighting something of no real significance.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:50:01pm

re: #133 goddamnedfrank

Tonight is just weird.

This is one of those events where people can choose, in reaction, to re-evaluate or double down.

The latter…which will be chosen by many, many assholes…will invariably involve the standard panoply of wingnut conspiracy tropes, but also denying that there is a standard panoply of wingnut conspiracy tropes.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:50:50pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:51:25pm

re: #140 FormerDirtDart

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:51:56pm

re: #149 Dark_Falcon

Bill Ayers should disappear up his own terrorist asshole, but I don’t think the college girl with braces and a Bernie Sanders sign whom I saw on the CTA Blue Line while headed home even knows who Ayers is. And I sure as Hell know Ayers didn’t organize this protest.

Drudge is just highlighting something of no real significance,

Damnit! I want to upding part of your comment.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:52:13pm

re: #143 Ziggy_TARDIS

Doesn’t mean it wasn’t real within the show, but it seems that for Clara, Danny was supposed to fill a gap that the 11th Doctor left behind.

And then we find out that the 12th was just shit and words and emotions.

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Kragar  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:52:39pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:52:50pm

re: #140 FormerDirtDart

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Newt the Grinch is 72 and a nominal fundy. Shouldn’t he be worried about going to hell for lying, among many other things?

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No Depression  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:52:54pm

re: #140 FormerDirtDart

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Get fucked, Newt. You played a major role in creating the toxic political environment we have today.

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makeitstop  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:53:31pm

re: #153 Stanley Sea

Damnit! I want to upding part of your comment.

Time for a ‘half-an-upding’ button.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:53:49pm

re: #156 Shiplord Kirel

Newt the Grinch is 72 and a nominal fundy. Shouldn’t he be worried about going to hell for lying, among many other things?

Oh, Newt turned Catholic when he married Beard #3.

Newt Changes religions with each of his marriages…

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:53:51pm

re: #150 The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork

This is one of those events where people can choose, in reaction, to re-evaluate or double down.

The latter…which will be chosen by many, many assholes…will invariably involve the standard panoply of wingnut conspiracy tropes, but also denying that there is a standard panoply of wingnut conspiracy tropes.

They are just going to go with black. Just you watch.

There were all sorts of people protesting. And the Trumpsters were wild white youngins so far that I’ve seen.

Just watch it be defined.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:54:48pm

re: #136 Shiplord Kirel

All those posts seem to be Trumpers hungering to play the part of the Poor Abandoned Conservatives, Betrayed By The Vile Establishment.

Seriously, that movie franchise has long since gotten dull and predictable in my eyes.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:56:29pm

re: #161 Dark_Falcon

Do you know anyone that went? Was it close to your travels? Tell it from Chicago perspective.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:56:49pm

Wow. The CNN interview with Kurt Bardella is a mind-blower. He comes right out and says Breitbart is lying about Michelle Fields.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:57:49pm

re: #153 Stanley Sea

Damnit! I want to upding part of your comment.

Just upding it. I didn’t mention that girl I saw to deride her, I was just using her to illustrate that Bill Ayers wasn’t a force behind the protests. He just showed up looking to get his 18th minute of fame.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 11, 2016 • 8:58:47pm
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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:00:30pm

re: #162 Stanley Sea

Do you know anyone that went? Was it close to your travels? Tell it from Chicago perspective.

I have a friend who was planning to go to the Trump rally, but it was cancelled before he arrived and the reports of fighting caused him to stay away.

I saw some people coming back from it on the Blue Line, but no red hot Trumpers or anyone who looked like they’d been in a fight or anything.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:00:53pm

re: #125 lockjawcanbefun

I used to live in Kitchener some years ago. Nice area.

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teleskiguy  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:02:22pm

What the fuck is going on with this Trump shit?!?

I know, I know. We’re all up to speed on events and such.

The lady doing the Heil Trump arm-raise is going to give me nightmares tonight.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:02:29pm

re: #160 Stanley Sea

I figure we have to wait until the transcripts of Trump’s near-hour of telephone interviews rolls in. He’ll go at least partly there, and the rest of “serious” GOP will reach for their carefully-coded phrases.

Again, I can’t help but notice that Trump brings nothing new to the game. He’s playing the same Dungeons & Dragons setting as the rest of the wingnuts.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:03:23pm

re: #165 FormerDirtDart

I do hope that Trumper is ID’d and arrested. Assaulting a police officer is not something that can be tolerated.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:03:33pm

re: #166 Dark_Falcon

I have a friend who was planning to go to the Trump rally, but it was cancelled before he arrived and the reports of fighting caused him to stay away.

I saw some people coming back from it on the Blue Line, but no red hot Trumpers or anyone who looked like they’d been in a fight or anything.

Reports are: no arrests.

Thanks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:03:38pm

Donald Trump = The most polarizing Presidential candidate ever?

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:04:39pm

re: #159 Joe Bacon

Oh, Newt turned Catholic when he married Beard #3.

Newt Changes religions with each of his marriages…

Definitely going to fundy hell then.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:05:40pm

re: #172 Eclectic Cyborg

Donald Trump = The most polarizing Presidential candidate ever?

No, that would be Abraham Lincoln.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:05:41pm

Well, I lived in Oak Park while I first worked at Social Security and then went to school at night. After experiencing that horrible winter of 1978-79, that was enough for me. I made my way to Los Angeles where the only time I have to see snow is on the mountaintops after a winter rain!

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:06:08pm

re: #172 Eclectic Cyborg

Donald Trump = The most polarizing Presidential candidate ever?

IMO he has destroyed the idea of a “Presidential Candidate”

so votes are iffy

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:06:36pm

re: #173 Shiplord Kirel

Definitely going to fundy hell then.

And you KNOW that Newt is cheating on Callista with yet another mistress.

Newt Makes Bill Clinton look like Mary Poppins!

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:07:21pm

Well, FOX has already arrived at their narrative:

“Violent Protesters Force Trump To Cancel Rally”

And Hannity is at least four fingers inside Trump. Wrist is more likely.

And that fisting metaphor is less gross than the hyperbolical, hypocritical drivel between the two. Hannity—who blamed Black Lives Matter for deaths in completely different cities—is waxing on how words can’t cause violence.

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austin_blue  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:07:31pm

re: #172 Eclectic Cyborg

Donald Trump = The most polarizing Presidential candidate ever?

Consider Abraham Lincoln. His election led to a civil war. So I think, no.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:08:14pm

re: #170 Dark_Falcon

I do hope that Trumper is ID’d and arrested. Assaulting a police officer is not something that can be tolerated.

Saw an earlier tweet from someone at ABC, total of five people arrested, two CPD officers injured this evening. I’m going to guess the bottle thrower is in that count

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austin_blue  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:08:38pm

re: #174 Big Beautiful Door

No, that would be Abraham Lincoln.

GMTA.

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BeenHereAwhile  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:08:51pm

re: #159 Joe Bacon

Oh, Newt turned Catholic when he married Beard #3.

Newt Changes religions with each of his marriages…

To reword another’s tweet, Newt is still one wife short of his sharia max.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:11:12pm

If Trump holds a rally in or near LA, can we just sic P-22 the koala-eating cougar and his fellow pumas to break it up?

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teleskiguy  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:11:29pm

re: #175 Joe Bacon

Well, I lived in Oak Park while I first worked at Social Security and then went to school at night. After experiencing that horrible winter of 1978-79, that was enough for me. I made my way to Los Angeles where the only time I have to see snow is on the mountaintops after a winter rain!

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:12:17pm

re: #178 The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork

No matter how often I wryly comment on the baked-in hypocrisy, I still end up surprised by the degree to which it is brazen.

I wax on the subject of sincerity versus counterfeit on occasion, but the more I watch, the more I realize it’s an empty dichotomy. There’s no attempt at continuity of thought…instead of consistency, there’s the standard is deniability.

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bratwurst  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:13:06pm
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:14:47pm

re: #186 bratwurst

The same MSM he dodges at his rallies by telling his crew to manhandle them.

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retired cynic  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:15:19pm

re: #187 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

The same MSM he dodges at his rallies by telling his crew to manhandle them.

And boxes in corrals.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:15:34pm

re: #177 Joe Bacon

No. He like all the famous people stay with their last wife. Because they can’t get anything younger.

Johnny Carson
Frank Sinatra

I’m not going to look up more. gag

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austin_blue  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:16:20pm

re: #184 teleskiguy

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I don’t know if a cartoon of Batman slapping around his butt boy…err…WARD.. is appropriate on this board. Too Catholic.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:16:34pm

re: #183 Dark_Falcon

If Trump holds a rally in or near LA, can we just sic P-22 the koala-eating cougar and his fellow pumas to break it up?

I am truly dreading this since California’s primary has been pushed back to its old June date. That attention whore is going to do his racist shtick here en masse…

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:17:21pm

re: #178 The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork

Well, FOX has already arrived at their narrative:

“Violent Protesters Force Trump To Cancel Rally”

And Hannity is at least four fingers inside Trump. Wrist is more likely.

And that fisting metaphor is less gross than the hyperbolical, hypocritical drivel between the two. Hannity—who blamed Black Lives Matter for deaths in completely different cities—is waxing on how words can’t cause violence.

Blame the blacks!!!! Good luck fuckers with that racist bs. No election will be won.

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Great White Snark  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:19:41pm

re: #183 Dark_Falcon

If Trump holds a rally in or near LA, can we just sic P-22 the koala-eating cougar and his fellow pumas to break it up?

They only eat fresh meat, not carrion.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:20:23pm

Once again, our Corporate Controlled Conservative Press is giving Trump endless free time with an extra heapin helpin of kissing his ass.

Now watch what happens on Tuesday when Trump not only steamrolls over Rubio by double digits in Florida. Trump will slaughter Kasich in Ohio. Both of them will be out of the race on Wednesday. Then we come down the Game Of Thrones Death Match time between Trump and Cruz. Trump clearly has the upper hand on the TexAssHole!

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:21:10pm

re: #193 Great White Snark

They only eat fresh meat, not carrion.

Then Hillary Clinton has nothing to fear from P-22.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:21:44pm
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Lidane  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:22:07pm

*facepalm*

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:23:08pm

re: #191 Joe Bacon

I am truly dreading this since California’s primary has been pushed back to its old June date. That attention whore is going to do his racist shtick here en masse…

Joe, I am inviting you to join RightWingConspirator & (FRANK) & (FREETOKEN)

in our to be disclosed location. We will meet. We will protest as lizards.

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retired cynic  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:24:42pm

re: #197 Lidane

*facepalm*

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Why, yes. Yes, she is! How acute of you to notice!

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:25:04pm

re: #196 Shiplord Kirel

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Save these photos. We will need them when we want to look back at the good times.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:26:02pm

re: #198 Stanley Sea

Joe, I am inviting you to join RightWingConspirator & (FRANK) & (FREETOKEN)

in our to be disclosed location. We will meet. We will protest as lizards.

Who am I missing.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:27:00pm

Rage Furby has a very creepy, disturbing fascination with the JFK assassination.

He posted this unsettling photo the last time he was in Dallas:

Chuck C. Johnson smiling creepily next to Lee Harvey Oswald’s sniper rifle at the JFK Museum in Dallas
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Alyosha  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:27:03pm

Trying to stay positive.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:27:11pm

Friday Midnight Confession — hold on to your hats, lizards, but in 1972 I made out, with tongues (giggle), with my right-wing high school newspaper editor at Gate’s Pass in Tucson, and it was great!

Thanks for listening / four more years!

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:27:32pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:28:36pm

re: #202 Charles Johnson

Where does he get the money to go to all these fucking places?

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:29:45pm

re: #204 De Kolta Chair

Friday Midnight Confession — hold on to your hats, lizards, but in 1972 I made with my right-wing high school newspaper editor at Gate’s Pass in Tucson, and it was great!

Thanks for listening / four more years!

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“I made with my”?

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:31:05pm

re: #202 Charles Johnson

Rage Furby has a very creepy, disturbing fascination with the JFK assassination.

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Knowing Chuckles he’d be more at home following the man under whose regime that rifle was built than following JFK.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:31:37pm

re: #203 Alyosha

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Trying to stay positive.

Win! Damn it pissed me off.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:31:45pm

Rubio and Cruz are silent. Kasich isn’t…

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austin_blue  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:33:29pm

re: #196 Shiplord Kirel

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Prior to the interview at SXWS, he stopped by Torchy’s Tacos for take out.
This is what he got:

The Democrat
Shredded beef barbacoa topped with fresh avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, onions and a wedge of lime. Served with tomati…More
4.00

The Republican
Grilled jalapeño sausage, shredded cheese and pico de gallo. Served with poblano sauce on a flour tortilla
3.25

The Independent
Hand-battered and fried portobello mushroom strips with refried black beans, roasted corn, escabeche carrots, queso fres…More
3.50

He wanted to be multi-partisan.

So, lunch for less than twelve bucks, and thrilled the hell out of the kids who work there. Well played! And right here in The ‘04.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:34:45pm

re: #210 Joe Bacon

Immediate reductio ad Soros as response.

Fucking hell, these people are predictable.

We are officially past the Parable of the Frog and Scorpion, people.

From here on out, it’s scorpions all the way down.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:36:25pm

re: #210 Joe Bacon

Rubio and Cruz are silent. Kasich isn’t…

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Gotdamnit, he blamed the protesters. Fuck.

I love him for being the moderate adversary. The adversary is not good at all,.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:36:59pm

re: #210 Joe Bacon

Rubio and Cruz are silent. Kasich isn’t…

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That’s pretty good. In the absence of proof as to who started the fracas, he has to give the left the greater party of the blame. But before he did that he clearly named Trump as a malefactor.

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makeitstop  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:38:26pm

re: #210 Joe Bacon

Rubio and Cruz are silent. Kasich isn’t…

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Yeah, but notice that he blames the violence on people who oppose Trump.

Fuck him.

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makeitstop  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:39:57pm

re: #214 Dark_Falcon

In the absence of proof as to who started the fracas, he has to give the left the greater party of the blame.

Why, exactly, does he ‘have to’ do that?

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William Lewis  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:40:56pm

re: #210 Joe Bacon

I see he’s still pretending he’s a moderate. There isn’t a single one of the GOF candidates that is worthy of the presidency.

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Alyosha  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:41:23pm

re: #209 Stanley Sea

Win! Damn it pissed me off.

Totally understandable. I hope it doesn’t appear as diminishing to anyone aggrieved.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:42:08pm

re: #207 Dark_Falcon

“I made with my”?

That would’ve been a great Lennon lyric on one of The Beatles better albums.

BTw, do you have a fave Fab Four album? Mine is “A Hard Day’s Night.”

Forgive me, but I’m on my fifth week on Chantix, which funnily enuff was recommended to me by amigos in Barcelona, where its know as Champix, which I think is pretty funny. But anyway, as the Beatles sang, “Oh Mwee Why” or something like that on the Abbey Road lp.

Later, gotta split, and Eric Burdon and the Animals are being total assholes in the front parlor, but thank god Paul Revere and the Raiders have arrived. Those British beat bands are the worst!

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William Lewis  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:42:48pm

re: #216 makeitstop

Why, exactly, does he ‘have to’ do that?

Because it is SOP for the far right to blame their violence on usually mythical leftists.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:43:12pm

re: #218 Alyosha

You don’t need to tread as lightly as instructed! Some of us Lizards can handle it.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:44:02pm

re: #216 makeitstop

Why, exactly, does he ‘have to’ do that?

Because if he were to attribute starting the violence to Trump’s supporters, then he would face the charge of being a RINO.

Kasich will blame the Trumpkins for starting things if there is photographic evidence of them having done so, but unless such evidence is found he needs to meet the loyalty standards of the party.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:44:12pm

re: #216 makeitstop

Why, exactly, does he ‘have to’ do that?

Because Republicans are pathologically dishonest gang members.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:45:14pm

re: #220 William Lewis

Because it is SOP for the far right to blame their violence on usually mythical leftists.

John Kasich isn’t “far right”, William. He’s right-of-center, but well within the political mainstream.

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teleskiguy  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:45:25pm

re: #202 Charles Johnson

I researched the JFK assassination and did a presentation for my class…in the 6th grade.

When I was that age and I read about what happened I asked ‘why?’ Why would this young dude blow the president away like that?

I was never a conspiracy theorist. I saw Oliver Stone’s JFK as part of my research in the 6th grade (!) and knew then it was very misleading.

I find it darkly funny that a 23-year-old communist who hated life took the opportunity to plunge world politics into darkness for a time. Oswald, what a fucking dip shit.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:45:38pm

re: #214 Dark_Falcon

he has to give the left the greater party of the blame.

This is exactly how you end up with Donald Trump supporters.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:46:59pm

re: #222 Dark_Falcon

Because if he were to attribute starting the violence to Trump’s supporters, then he would face the charge of being a RINO.

Kasich will blame the Trumpkins for starting things if there is photographic evidence of them having done so, but unless such evidence is found he needs to meet the loyalty standards of the party.

Kasich, if he wants any vote from sane, not weirded out of their minds Republicans, NEEDS to state it out loud.

Y’all Republicans need to grow the proverbial spine.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:47:45pm
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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:50:29pm

re: #227 Stanley Sea

Kasich, if he wants any vote from sane, not weirded out of their minds Republicans, NEEDS to state it out loud.

Y’all Republicans need to grow the proverbial spine.

He won’t say it out loud because they want Trump’s voters back.

Hence why they’re whispering sweet nothings through the glory hole.

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William Lewis  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:50:38pm

re: #224 Dark_Falcon

John Kasich isn’t “far right”, William. He’s right-of-center, but well within the political mainstream.

Look at his anti worker and anti women policies. Center right is the current president’s economic policy - Kasich, like all the other GOF candidates - starts at far right and heads further every chance they get. It’ll take generations to clean up from their greed and malfeasance in office.

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makeitstop  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:50:59pm

re: #222 Dark_Falcon

Because if he were to attribute starting the violence to Trump’s supporters, then he would face the charge of being a RINO.

Kasich will blame the Trumpkins for starting things if there is photographic evidence of them having done so, but unless such evidence is found he needs to meet the loyalty standards of the party.

Yay team. SMMFH.

These excuses are getting on my last nerve.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:53:21pm

re: #230 William Lewis

The Dems are on the left, and the idea that Obama is ‘center-right’ just doesn’t hold water for most people, especially me.

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teleskiguy  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:54:46pm

re: #224 Dark_Falcon

John Kasich isn’t “far right”, William. He’s right-of-center, but well within the political mainstream.

He’s far-right in my mind. He’d be a horrible president. His views on women’s reproductive rights and his adherence to failed “supply-side” economics disqualifies him.

Remember folks, all of the GOP candidates are far-right loons. And they’ve all said they’ll support The Donald™ when he’s nominated.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:55:53pm

re: #231 makeitstop

Yay team. SMMFH.

These excuses are getting on my last nerve.

He didn’t write the rules he just has to play by them.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:57:14pm

re: #232 Dark_Falcon

This would have more weight if you weren’t the guy who always has a Cunning Plan on why your party has to run more and more towards conspiratorial, far-right thinking to win, but shouldn’t be held accountable for that ongoing choice.

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makeitstop  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:57:40pm

re: #234 Dark_Falcon

He didn’t write the rules he just has to play by them.

Yours is a party full of craven cowards, more interested in gaining and holding power than maintaining any semblance of integrity.

Cowards. All of them.

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Lidane  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:58:03pm

re: #222 Dark_Falcon

Because if he were to attribute starting the violence to Trump’s supporters, then he would face the charge of being a RINO.

Kasich will blame the Trumpkins for starting things if there is photographic evidence of them having done so, but unless such evidence is found he needs to meet the loyalty standards of the party.

With all due respect, fuck the “loyalty standards” of the party.

In case you hadn’t noticed, the majority of the Republican party is against Trump. The majority vote is just split between several rivals. But let’s not pretend that any of these candidates are better than he is. They just happen to have the veneer of respectability because they’ve won higher office. Policy-wise, they’re all on the same page.

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William Lewis  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:58:17pm

re: #232 Dark_Falcon

The Dems are on the left, and the idea that Obama is ‘center-right’ just doesn’t hold water for most people, especially me.

Only because the Overton window has shifted so far to the right.

The president is economically more conservative than Nixon. Seriously. Nixon wanted single payer among other things.

There is no political “left” in America, even Bernie is barely a social democrat by sane world standards.

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Lidane  Mar 11, 2016 • 9:58:41pm

re: #224 Dark_Falcon

John Kasich isn’t “far right”, William. He’s right-of-center, but well within the political mainstream.

He defunded Planned Parenthood. That’s not “right of center”. That’s far right.

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BeachDem  Mar 11, 2016 • 10:00:30pm

re: #210 Joe Bacon

Rubio and Cruz are silent. Kasich isn’t…

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When did the protesters “slip into violence?” The only damage I saw was the policeman bloodied by a TRUMPER.

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BeachDem  Mar 11, 2016 • 10:02:16pm

re: #213 Stanley Sea

Gotdamnit, he blamed the protesters. Fuck.

I love him for PRETENDING TO BE being the moderate adversary. The adversary is not good at all,.

JOHN KASICH IS NOT A MODERATE.

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Swift2991  Mar 11, 2016 • 10:06:13pm

re: #17 thedopefishlives

I’d give it even odds.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 11, 2016 • 10:07:20pm

re: #234 Dark_Falcon

The “rules” that aren’t so much rules as “how to appease an epistemically-closed voter base that imagines themselves to be the sole True Americans, and the rest of the nation to be morally degraded and undeserving”?

This is what I mean when I say:

You keep deploring the beliefs of the voting base, but cheering the victories obtained by pandering to that base.

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Swift2991  Mar 11, 2016 • 10:17:16pm

The truth is, the political center varies with the times. In 1936, the center was with Roosevelt. This country loved that man. Now, he was not a communist, which I guess will always be the extreme left that confiscates private property. By the second term of Ronald Reagan, he was center-right. Yeah, not in my mind, but that was the political spectrum. We ran two classic liberals against Reagan and Bush, and no give. It seemed like we were locked out. Then came an instinctual politician, Bill Clinton, and he mixed things up. Suddenly, electing a Democrat again was possible. He wasn’t Mondale, or Dukakis, he was a different blend. Juking right to go left. Caught them off guard, and in the end, we were more left than in 1992. Then the Bush disaster. Remember everybody telling us, now he’ll govern from the center? Ha, ha. Dragged us further right than we’ve been since… I don’t know when. Obama dragged us back left, and I think broke the spell the right had on us. Where to? Trump? Hillary? Sanders? The political center is never fixed. It’s a thing that’s established, like Charles Atlas’s “dynamic tension.”

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Ming5000  Mar 12, 2016 • 2:51:34am

re: #31 Stanley Sea

If you don’t already, take a gander at Propane Jane’s twitter feed.

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Regarding Big Tough Guys being thrown out. Also remember this:

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Ming5000  Mar 12, 2016 • 3:03:53am

re: #74 Shiplord Kirel

Smoking gun factoid: Police say they did not advise Trump to cancel the rally.

I think he set this up. No, the demonstrators are not actors on his payroll or some other conspiracy culture crap, but he did schedule a venue that he knew would attract a lot of protesters, and he did go out of his way to provoke and threaten in the days leading up to this rally. He then helped himself to a big platter of martyr cookies as soon as he saw the opportunity.

I don’t know. It does sound like the rally was a shit storm.

In the hours before the event, inside the 9,500-seat arena, Mr. Trump’s backers were energized. Some dressed in outfits to match his, and chanted “Trump! Trump! Trump!” as they waited.

But the situation grew tense as the size of the protest crowd became clear, and as some yelled anti-Trump slogans and skirmished with the supporters.

“They got the job done,” Vickie Deanda, 54, an accountant from Chicago, said of the demonstrators. “Someone has to object to this hatred. The people inside have a right to be there. But we have a right to be here, too.”

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Ming5000  Mar 12, 2016 • 3:06:15am

re: #76 bratwurst

Bill Ayers
Educator
William Charles “Bill” Ayers is an American elementary education theorist and a former leader in the counterculture movement who opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Wikipedia
Born: December 26, 1944 (age 71), Glen Ellyn, IL
Spouse: Bernardine Dohrn (m. 1982)
Organizations founded: Weather Underground Organization, More

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Ming5000  Mar 12, 2016 • 3:09:20am

re: #79 jaunte

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Just waving, probably.

Maybe it was just muscle memory

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Decatur Deb  Mar 12, 2016 • 3:16:27am

re: #248 Ming5000

You’re putting up good stuff, but at the end of a pretty dead thread. Only people using “Spy” are going to see it.

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Ming5000  Mar 12, 2016 • 3:41:06am

re: #172 Eclectic Cyborg

Donald Trump = The most polarizing Presidential candidate ever?

Low information, probably racist, RWNJs that I know say that about Obama.

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Ming5000  Mar 12, 2016 • 3:47:06am

re: #249 Decatur Deb

I know…. I usually don’t post in an older thread. I like LGF so much, because of the smart people here, the discourse, and the learning I do.
So I am using these posts as a kind of exercise for myself.

I like your posts too!

Oh, plus you saw mine!

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CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2016 • 6:45:10am

re: #214 Dark_Falcon

That’s pretty good. In the absence of proof as to who started the fracas, he has to give the left the greater party of the blame. But before he did that he clearly named Trump as a malefactor.

So the absence of proof makes it morally okay to blame your opponent’s party? You and the entire effing Republican party are seriously ethically challenged.

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SirMixALot  Mar 12, 2016 • 9:53:43am

Shouldn’t all the venues hosting Trump rallies cancel them at this point? He can’t guarantee that there won’t be violence. His rallies are a security risk.

I don’t want to see anti-Trump supporters keep getting injured and having Trump supporters keep having the opportunity to hurt them.


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