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4/21/2016

Sniveling Coward: Let People Use Whatever Bathroom They Want

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:35 am

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Transgender people should be able to use whatever bathroom they want, Donald Trump said Thursday.

“Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they’re paying a big price. There’s a lot of problems,” the Republican presidential candidate said during a town hall event on NBC’s “Today.”

Referring to comments from an unnamed commentator who on Wednesday said North Carolina should “leave it the way it is right now,” Trump said he agreed.

“Leave it the way it is. North Carolina, what they’re going through with all the business that’s leaving, all of the strife — and this is on both sides. Leave it the way it is,” he said, referring to companies that have canceled plans to move or expand businesses in the state as a result of the law, which bans transgender individuals from using a bathroom that does not match their gender at birth.

“There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go. They use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate,” Trump said. “There has been so little trouble. And the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic — I mean, the economic punishment that they’re taking.”

It’s nice to see Bruce Springsteen and Donald Trump on the same page, isn’t it? Unity!

199 Responses to “Sniveling Coward: Let People Use Whatever Bathroom They Want”

  1. SEC Primaries are over. CA coming up.

    So he is reverting to norm. His kids have private bathrooms and security. So no worries for him.

    Rodney King's Spirit (db6706)

  2. And Bruce has no issues doing concerts in Countries that stone women for adultery and kill LGBT. And countries that doing ethnic cleansing of Christians.

    Have refused to listen to a Bruce Springsteen song since 2008.

    Rodney King's Spirit (db6706)

  3. Darkness on the Edge of the Ladies Room.

    AZ Bob (d6a3a9)

  4. Yeah, this guy is going to build a wall. Or impose tariffs on Chinese goods. Right. Stupid dumbf*** Trumpkins!

    nk (dbc370)

  5. Dampness at the Edge of Trow.

    nk (dbc370)

  6. you’d have to hang around a lot of bathrooms for a really long time to even glimpse a single tranny i think

    they’re kinda like snow leopards

    happyfeet (831175)

  7. It’s not an anti-tranny sentiment. It’s an “I don’t want some pervert in a dress in the same bathroom as my daughter” sentiment. Granted, it does nothing about lesbians.

    nk (dbc370)

  8. You do know that Communism was invented by white people, right? In England and Germany? Not by Chinese in China or Africans in Africa?

    nk (dbc370)

  9. Sorry, wrong thread.

    nk (dbc370)

  10. I am sure NC is doing fine also.

    This is like the Sky is Falling over Govt Shutdown.

    Much ado about nothing.

    Rodney King's Spirit (db6706)

  11. it’s not very cowardly really to buck the prevailing Team R bathroom ideology really

    Mr. Trump is bravely keeping his eye on the ball (making America great again)

    on the other hand craven second-ballot harvardtrash Ted Cruz i bet will pander like a pooper up one side and down the other

    cause of in his whirl there is much hay to be made of things like 2016 Bathroom Panic

    happyfeet (831175)

  12. Well, someone is pandering, certainly. And in a predictably trashy fashion.

    Simon Jester (2708f4)

  13. Yes one premature sjw and his rich pal, is responsible.

    narciso (742ca9)

  14. it’s not very cowardly really to buck the prevailing Team R bathroom ideology really

    Mr. Trump is bravely keeping his eye on the ball (making America great again)

    on the other hand craven second-ballot harvardtrash Ted Cruz i bet will pander like a pooper up one side and down the other

    cause of in his whirl there is much hay to be made of things like 2016 Bathroom Panic

    happyfeet (831175) — 4/21/2016 @ 8:26 am

    You are once again getting it backwards in your typical fashion, like with the wedding cakes. The people objecting to NC’s law are in a Bathroom Panic.

    Gerald A (7c7ffb)

  15. More Trump: Raise taxes on the wealthy, put Harriet Tubman on the $2 bill [full video] http://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2016/04/21/more-trump-raise-taxes-on-the-wealthy-put-harriet-tubman-on-the-2-bill-full-video/ via @twitchycom

    Torcer (f045ef)

  16. Trump and Kasich are now on the same page. Shocker.

    Gerald A (7c7ffb)

  17. That would Marx and engels, to be clear.

    narciso (742ca9)

  18. tranny in the bathroom i know i know

    it’s serious

    happyfeet (831175)

  19. I thought Shorty was the anti-PC candidate. He’s like an onion (or, maybe, a parfait): every day we seem to learn something new that belies his public image. Let’s make a list, he’s:

    Politically correct (number one with a bullet);
    Indolent (yesterday’s number one – he’s setting up a California office just this week!);
    Incompetent (The alternate explanation of his organizational deficiencies);
    Amoral;
    Dishonest;
    Vacillating;
    Thin skinned;
    Vindictive;
    Ill-informed;
    Foul mouthed;
    Mean spirited;
    Boastful;
    Superficial;
    Whiny; and
    Frightened of strong women.

    Am I missing anything?

    ThOR (a52560)

  20. tranny in the bathroom i know i know

    it’s serious

    happyfeet (831175) — 4/21/2016 @ 8:39 am

    Obviously you mean the women’s bathroom. Are you a woman?

    Gerald A (7c7ffb)

  21. It’s disheartening that a full third of registered Republicans see these as vote-worthy qualities. Well, it’s a big tent!

    ThOR (a52560)

  22. I forgot “Blame-shifting.”

    ThOR (a52560)

  23. happyfeet 4/21/2016:

    you’d have to hang around a lot of bathrooms for a really long time to even glimpse a single tranny i think

    happyfeet 2/21/2016:

    trannies oh my goodness

    the hills are crawling with trannies anymore

    you can’t throw a rock in this town and not hit a tranny

    but it’s fun trying

    happyfeet, the prevalence and location of transgenders seems to vary dependung on whether it helps or hurts your argument.

    DRJ (15874d)

  24. i said they were hard to catch a glimpse of in bathrooms DRJ

    this is cause trannies notoriously go pee pee *before* they leave their tranny houses

    i saw it on national geographic

    happyfeet (831175)

  25. Donald Trump: fighting Political Correctness by bending to the will of Political Correctness

    Susan (f0e3b3)

  26. If bathrooms become essentially unisex, I can imagine another problem.
    A nominal male and a nominal female happen to be in the same bathroom at the same time. The nominal female declares the nominal male to have “sexually assaulted” “her”, possibly by looking at “her” the wrong way. Or maybe a third party decides some sort of action took place that can be labeled “sexual assault” under the modern, generous definitions.

    Given how various authorities, especially college administrators, have handled accusations of sexual misconduct, will any male dare to enter any bathroom with more than one stall/urinal?

    Just askin’.

    Karl Lembke (e37f42)

  27. Donald Trump: standing on Reagan’s shoulders decrying Reagan’s Tax Cuts.

    Susan (f0e3b3)

  28. They did something strong. There’s a lot of problems. All that strife. The economic punishment, leave it the way it was.

    It is clear he thought this through for about 3.7 seconds. For a man with a YUGE brain and tiny fingers, he speaks in simple platitudes and elementary phrases.

    JD (34f761)

  29. Donald Trump: YUGE Make America Great Again crony businessman employing only illegal imigrants

    Susan (f0e3b3)

  30. Donald Trump: mega reality TV Star of Bill O’Trump, Trumpannity, Greta van Trump, Cashin Trump, Trump Five Daily, plus Trump and Friends who understands the plight of the working man

    Susan (f0e3b3)

  31. Trump: the Republican candidate whose majority voters are Democrats

    Susan (f0e3b3)

  32. Trump: He’ll fight against the corrupt establishment he spent 40 years and million of dollar funding

    Susan (f0e3b3)

  33. Don’t like the restroom?
    Hold it. And keep quiet.
    My dad telling us kids to grow up.
    1960

    mg (31009b)

  34. Why does it seem that Trump is gaining steam? What the hell is going on in this country? Will someone please wake up Cruz and get him fighting for the win? Please. I thought Trump was a joke that would implode within a month or two. As usual, I was wrong. And my committeeman just nailed in my Cruz signs for me. One on the front street and one off the driveway street.

    Hoagie ™ (e4fcd6)

  35. Have refused to listen to a Bruce Springsteen song since 2008.

    Rodney King’s Spirit (db6706) — 4/21/2016 @ 7:38 am

    =======================================

    It has been since around ’87 for me. The only lp or CD of his I ever purchased was teh wild, teh innocent and the E street shuffle from the prehistoric days. Never enjoyed any of his as much as Robin Williams’s Elmer Fudd rendition of “Fire”.

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  36. Mr. Trump is making headway cause of poor ted has no way of getting the delegates he needs and everyone sees he’s just a petulant spoiler now what wants to do an embarrassing failed convention on america.

    happyfeet (831175)

  37. This sick crap is why I canceled my PayPal account last week. If they want sexual perverts whipping out their dicks in front of their daughters they can do it without my financial backing.

    CrustyB (69f730)

  38. I’m dwivin’ in my cah… I tuhn on teh waydio…

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  39. Same folks who rant and rave about fake rape are all behind this nonsense that accommodates the less than .001 at the expense of the 100%.

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  40. piffle what happened is one city called Charlotte did a law to where it was ok for trannies to use whatever bathroom they wanted

    and the socon weirdo “small government” republican governor of course decided what they needed was a statewide law applying Uniform Tranny Bathroom Regulations

    this happens because so-called “christians” (lol) have reduced their once-respectable religion into a trashcult wholly obsessed with homos genitals and fetuses at the expense of anything else

    happyfeet (831175)

  41. Everyone lies about this law:

    the law, which bans transgender individuals from using a bathroom that does not match their gender at birth.

    Reported as fact, as an aside. The law does no such thing. It says that school districts and state agencies must allow people to use those multiple-occupancy facilities, and only those multiple-occupancy facilities, matching the gender listed on their birth certificate: and for people who have had sex changes that gender on their birth certificate has been changed. It is not what they were born with.

    Furthermore, no business is banned from accommodating transgendered people in any way they wish.

    Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1)

  42. Rest in peace, Prince Rogers Nelson. Age 57.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  43. @happyfeet:small government” republican governor of course decided what they needed was a statewide law applying Uniform Tranny Bathroom Regulations

    You are repeating a lie. The law does no such thing.

    Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1)

  44. Sheer Bovine Excrement, happyfeet. And I, for one, make note of the corporations that kowtow to the SJW crowd and take my biz elsewhere.

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  45. @Cruz Supporter:Rest in peace, Prince Rogers Nelson. Age 57.

    Not until I have seen his body. If he wasn’t taken up to heaven by God in a fiery chariot, he’s not dead.

    Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1)

  46. Jeez, the men’s line during intermission used to move fast; I’d be in, done, out and finish a cigarette before my wife even got out

    Angelo (ab7bc5)

  47. oh i am so sad nonono

    i love Mr. Prince more than beans and fishsticks

    happyfeet (831175)

  48. @happyfeet: oh i am so sad nonono

    Be comforted. He has not died; he has ascended.

    Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1)

  49. Well, with Prince’s shocking death, doves are crying now.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  50. Probably leukemia… often what it is with “flu-like” symptoms.

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  51. he was so important

    happyfeet (831175)

  52. Right on, Angelo!

    Now you can leave the seat up at home and say yer just adhering to teh new social construct!

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  53. “North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they’re paying a big price. There’s a lot of problems. . . . Leave it the way it is. North Carolina, what they’re going through with all the business that’s leaving, all of the strife — and this is on both sides. Leave it the way it is. . . . There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go. They use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. . . . There has been so little trouble. And the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic — I mean, the economic punishment that they’re taking.”

    His statements are starting to include fewer sentence fragments. Now if he would just move beyond short, declarative statements and try his hand at a compound or, dare to dream, complex sentence (I’m not so crazy as to expect him to try a compound-complex sentence) then maybe we would be getting somewhere.

    JVW (9e3c77)

  54. be glad u r free
    free 2 change your mind
    free 2 go most anywhere anytime
    be glad u r free
    there’s many a man who’s not
    be glad 4 what u had and what u got

    be glad 4 what u got

    happyfeet (831175)

  55. Can’t choose sides… indoor or outdoor plumbing, all teh same in their world

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  56. Transgender people have severe mental illness issues – Which bathroom to use is quite trivial with respect to those serious mental issues.
    Secondly, the true number of transgender people a pittance to the number who have been falsely diagonosed with transgender with the pshyco analysis de jour.

    Joe - From Texas (debac0)

  57. He was a very creative, talented fellow.

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  58. What you had and what you lost…

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  59. Little Red Hearse

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  60. more than beans and fishsticks

    happyfeet (831175) — 4/21/2016 @ 10:16 am

    Warned you before… stop molesting teh fish!

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  61. R.I.P. Prince, one of the most talented musicians the world has ever known

    Icy (f9f623)

  62. you’d have to hang around a lot of bathrooms for a really long time to even glimpse a single tranny i think

    they’re kinda like snow leopards
    happyfeet (831175) — 4/21/2016 @ 7:45 am

    Where do you live, stinky? I live in San Francisco. It’s a snow leopard safari. But that’s not even the point; it’s the principle of a governments making such an imposition on other people and backhanded slap at their beliefs in favor of others’.

    Because I’m a San Francisco native and resident and have watched the march of the Gaystapo from its earliest beginnings, I can tell you that it NEVER ends “here,” wherever “here” is at the moment. It’s on to the next carefully marketed controversy designed to garner sympathy and then falsely accuse those who oppose their radical solutions of “attacks” and “hate.”

    You may now proceed with your typical lame-arsed all-lower case snark that doesn’t actually address anything I wrote. : \

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)

  63. Tramps like us, baby we were born to run

    One soft infested summer me and Terry got the runs,
    trying in vain to reach the john of the gender we were born in

    Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty
    And use the ladies room in Atlantic City

    nk (dbc370)

  64. How ya gonna keep the rapists from following women inside? It won’t be long before public toilets will need armed guards in attendance. I remember something along these lines from Tammany Hall…

    ropelight (8f9d35)

  65. if charlotte wants to do tranny laws why does anyone else care Mr. Smithee

    the state didn’t need to pass laws to undo charlotte’s one

    but it’s so sad

    trannies and gays and fetuses (and also porn if you’re in cutting edge utah)

    this is all Team R does anymore

    they’re way freakier than trannies, these Rs, and their narrow and ridiculous obsessions are made even worse by how they indulge in them while the cowardly united slutstates of failmerica is literally dying a slow humiliating death of fail and incompetence

    happyfeet (831175)

  66. “Grown adult men – strangers – should not be alone in a bathroom with little girls,” Cruz said.

    what a loser

    ooh look ted a dildo go get that dildo ted

    happyfeet (831175)

  67. Take note of the fact that Paul Manafort has just been brought in to run Trump’s campaign:

    Manafort was an adviser to the presidential campaigns of George H.W. Bush in 1988,[3] Robert Dole in 1996,[4] George W. Bush, and John McCain.

    One of the Trumpers who suddenly pops up under a new screen name virtually every day was saying something about how Trump will get rid of all the GOP insiders (or something – I forget exactly the word he used). US News & World Report‎ call Manafort “the ultimate D.C. insider”.

    Gerald A (7c7ffb)

  68. Well, whatever, I find it entertaining for all the fruit loops in the entertainment industry to wig out and get their panties in a knot. I hope North Carolina tells them to hold their water and not get their bowels in an uproar.

    nk (dbc370)

  69. Arguably a state should let each locale set their own bathroom laws or whatever. However I welcome this law because it reveals yet again how psychotic the liberals are – calling it “hate” or whatever.

    Gerald A (7c7ffb)

  70. Happy, you just made a good setup for an SNL skit. DT realizes Cruz is in a stall next to him dropping a deuce (singing a mango and talking in conio Spanish) and Donald throws over a dildo and hits him on the head mid.wipe.

    urbanleftbehind (13d124)

  71. happy feet, it’s hard to see how you could caricature yourself but you are almost there.

    SPQR (a023f8)

  72. Mr. SPQR the more and louder harvardtrash ted squeals and yips about the bathroom tranny pedo menace the better it is for Team MAGA

    this is obvious to anyone who is willing to do the analysis

    happyfeet (831175)

  73. I already suspect Trump of dressing up in women’s clothes. Frilly, lacy, women’s underclothes. “Pretty pink panties for you and me, Melania.”

    nk (dbc370)

  74. IMHO, the real significance here is that Trump, yet again, displayed his inability to deflect.

    Trump, like any candidate, does not need (and for his own sake, should not) to offer opinions on absolutely every silly issue.

    The sensible move is thus to deflect a question. In this case, openly wonder why all the people so worked up about SC’s bathroom law are just fine with how LGBT rights are handled in sharia-law countries.

    Arizona CJ (da673d)

  75. Damn HF – you took my code word in lieu of Trumpkins. Damn MAGAs!!!

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  76. If a 16 yo with female plumbing is not free to use a bathroom free of 20 yo’s with male plumbing,
    Then it really is a crazy mixed up world.
    This is a winner if there are 51% voters with a trifle of common sense left.

    There was an incident (I read there was, anyway) where some young adult male used the women’s locker room in some facility in Washington state after a new law, at least one woman complained, and the guy said, “Hey, it’s the new law”, and proceeded along his merry way.
    Maybe someone with skills and time can find it.

    MD back in Philly!!! (f9371b)

  77. Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1) — 4/21/2016 @ 10:13 am

    It says that school districts and state agencies must allow people to use those multiple-occupancy facilities, and only those multiple-occupancy facilities, matching the gender listed on their birth certificate:

    And nobody else, except for a school district, or a state agency that either employs or deals with the same people a lot, would know what is on a person’s birth certificate.

    This can only have applicability where you are dealing with repeated use. Or does the law deal with the possibility of an after the fact investigation?

    and for people who have had sex changes that gender on their birth certificate has been changed.

    which fact is not getting into the stories. Nor is it getting into the stories that sports stadiums or racetracks are free to have any policy they want. In most places that have bathrooms it is one person in a bathroom at a time. You only get multiple use bathrooms where there are large numbers of people in a building at a time.

    Sammy Finkelman (a5988d)

  78. The sensible move is thus to deflect a question. In this case, openly wonder why all the people so worked up about SC’s bathroom law are just fine with how LGBT rights are handled in sharia-law countries.

    Arizona CJ (da673d) — 4/21/2016 @ 12:11 pm

    Precisely. Last week, I tweeted to whiny Apple CEO Tim Cook the news that the People’s Republic of China threw out a court challenge to the nation’s firm stance against same-sex marriage. “Guess iPhones can’t be made there anymore!” I wrote. But GOP governors haven’t even mastered that simple act, as we’ve learned from Asa Hutchinson and Nathan Deal. In 2015, I was hoping that a conservative supposedly as solid and articulate as Mike (Heavens, No!) Pence would verbally carve up the hypocritical C-levels (such as pompou$ Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff) who have no compunction about dealing with oil-rich nations that still imprison LGBT people (much less allow them to order a same-sex wedding cake) while they, at the same time, take steps to injure the economy of American states that still recognize the right not to be compelled into speech that violates your sincere religious beliefs.

    In their cases — to be charitable — it’s a combination of cowardice and taking the path of least resistance. If you’re really cynical, you might think that they felt that they had to make a pretense of addressing the issue, knowing they would be forced to back down by outraged business interests. Then, come re-election time, they can tell the true believers in religious liberty “I did the best I could, but…”

    Trump, OTOH, doesn’t even have a clue. He apparently thinks he won’t have to get one until he wins the top job through the sheer force of his gargantuan personality, and even then he can borrow others’ competence and stamp it with his gold lame “T.”

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)

  79. urbanleftbehind (13d124) — 4/21/2016 @ 11:32 am

    Which, of course, raises the question: Why would Donald Trump be carrying a dildo into a men’s room?

    Amazing how pervy the people accusing Cruz of being pervy are.

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)

  80. @Sammy Finkelman:Or does the law deal with the possibility of an after the fact investigation?

    It has to do with what is and is not discrimination. The idea is that if you are made to use what’s appropriate for your biological sex in a school or state agency, or use single occupancy, then you have not been discriminated against. It is not for punishing people who use the wrong bathroom.

    Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1)

  81. …to get his next eastern euro conquest going before the deed, but the fibercon was calling.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  82. Happyfeet? They’ll have to pry the dildo out of your cold, callused, dead hands.

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  83. Take note of the fact that Paul Manafort has just been brought in to run Trump’s campaign:

    Manafort was an adviser to the presidential campaigns of George H.W. Bush in 1988,[3] Robert Dole in 1996,[4] George W. Bush, and John McCain.

    One of the Trumpers who suddenly pops up under a new screen name virtually every day was saying something about how Trump will get rid of all the GOP insiders (or something – I forget exactly the word he used). US News & World Report‎ call Manafort “the ultimate D.C. insider”.

    Gerald A (7c7ffb) — 4/21/2016 @ 11:20 am

    Remember when it was a HUGE deal that a Bush was on the Cruz campaign because that was proof he was “GOPe”? But suddenly it doesn’t matter when “the ultimate D.C. insider” joins the Trump team.

    Double standards everywhere.

    Patrick Henry, the 2nd (ddead1)

  84. dildos are unsavory and they’re not a human right you can’t just dildo it up all day long and expect society not to react

    i’m ted cruz and i approve this message

    happyfeet (831175)

  85. The world is on fire and Trump is playing games with social issues. He doesn’t even know what he thinks if his flip flops on immigration and abortion are any indication.

    I suspect Trump just wanted the headlines and couldn’t care less what his position is. That’s how he’s played things the whole time. If you take the issues seriously that should bother you almost as much as if you don’t take this one that seriously.

    Gerald, that’s very interesting about Trump’s new adviser. I didn’t realize he was such a Bush insider. So if you liked George HW Bush, Trump is your man.

    Dustin (2a8be7)

  86. I think all the hoopla is because low-information people like Springsteen and Trump imagine that NC was getting along quite nicely until some busybodies in the state legislature decided to impose the bathroom police on everyone, making it a crime to use the wrong bathroom and forcing every business to police this or get in trouble. Naturally they think this was a very stupid and mean-spirited thing for the state to do. Because it would be. But it’s pretty much the exact opposite of what really happened.

    Milhouse (87c499)

  87. if charlotte wants to do tranny laws why does anyone else care Mr. Smithee

    the state didn’t need to pass laws to undo charlotte’s one

    Um, yes, it does, because the people and businesses of Charlotte are citizens of North Carolina, and it’s the state’s job to protect them from intrusive laws such as the one Charlotte tried to impose on them.

    Milhouse (87c499)

  88. Happyfeet took that walk on the wild side a long, long time ago

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  89. dildos are unsavory and they’re not a human right you can’t just dildo it up all day long and expect society not to react

    i’m ted cruz and i approve this message
    happyfeet (831175) — 4/21/2016 @ 2:36 pm

    You’re such an idiot you don’t know the difference between supporting a law as a legislator and arguing for a law as a solicitor general. Blowing off your responsibility as a state’s attorney is one of the reasons why we got same-sex marriage, in case you weren’t paying any freaking attention.

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)

  90. Happy came from Chicago Illinois
    Hitchhiked his way in the clothes of a boy
    Plucked his eyebrows on the way
    Shaved his legs and then he was a she
    He said, hey babe, take a hike on the fey side,
    Said, hey Happy, take a walk on the fey side.

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  91. LN, I’m sure Happyfeet knows that distinction, but the meme that Cruz was on a crusade against dildos is a major Trump spam point. It’s crude, untrue, and not important, which is the trifecta all Trump spam share.

    Trump spam couldn’t troll reactions if they were true. People get angry about lies they need to correct, and by taking the bait, change the subject from whether Trump did something stupid again, to denying something Cruz didn’t actually do. This is how politics will be done in the future as folks get dumber and more obnoxious.

    Sure, Trump would be such a bad president he is a threat to the republic itself, but the problem isn’t Trump. He’s the symptom. It could be any celebrity with too big a head and too small a brain. And it will. In a few years maybe it will be Miley Cyrus versus Steven Colbert, their supporters rolling their eyes at those of us who keep correcting the asinine claims each faction keeps running on.

    Dustin (2a8be7)

  92. Happyfeet vacillates back and forth between hating trannies and loving them, depending on the Narrative he is pushing.

    JD (fbcc5a)

  93. Remember when it was a HUGE deal that a Bush was on the Cruz campaign because that was proof he was “GOPe”? But suddenly it doesn’t matter when “the ultimate D.C. insider” joins the Trump team.

    Double standards everywhere.

    Patrick Henry, the 2nd (ddead1) — 4/21/2016 @ 2:33 pm

    To the Donaldologist, lies turn to truth when they leave his lips, and those who expose his untruths are suddenly liars. What he does, others should be condemned for following suit. But what is going too far for others is not far enough for him. Trump is the exception to every rule.

    It’s all nothing short of cultish. And it’s worse than Obama worship because those who watched others’ faith in him to hell should’ve learned something from it.

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)

  94. here is coverage of what I mentioned earlier:
    http://mynorthwest.com/188993/man-caught-undressing-in-front-of-girls-at-green-lake-locker-room/
    here is Think Progress on it:
    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2016/02/29/3754688/washington-transgender-protections/

    Thought crime by definition. one must know what the person with male plumbing is thinking in order to know how to deal with him.

    Sounds like a revisit to the argument clinic is necessary,
    “I was too identifying as a woman!!”

    Seriously, as I have always said before, I have concern for people who “do not feel they are in the right body”,
    but I also have concern for all of the people who understandably would be uncomfortable if a person with different genitalia was changing in the locker room next to them.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  95. feets has a hierarchy of dislikes.

    transgenders are on the list,
    but lower than the “typical heterosexual who believes in modesty”.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  96. besides, he’s “evolving”,
    as transgenders are winning more acceptance by perseverance,
    he sees it is less acceptable to denigrate them

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  97. Trump will probably get a rise in the polls out of it.
    He is the new teflon candidate… how long will it last?

    I have mixed feelings about how Cruz is getting his delegates. On the one hand his strategy is smart and very well played and it gives him a chance to beat Trump. On the other hand, flipping delegates does absolutely nothing to get him more votes in the general election. In the electoral college Cruz might be able to flip Nebraska and Maine, but the rest are bound to the popular vote.

    Cruz is losing the popular vote in the primaries so far by 2.3M votes and that concerns me, but Trump is also winning states like NY that will not fall to Republicans anyway, so it probably is a wash

    steveg (fed1c9)

  98. steveg – overall popular vote is a meaningless unicorn.

    JD (fbcc5a)

  99. Mr happyfeet, you can use the men’s room now. (LOL)

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  100. LOL!

    funny stuff!

    happyfeet (831175)

  101. Trump isn’t going to lose any support over this. Phyllis Schafly isn’t going to take back her endorsement.
    Trump is not a polished campaigner and he gets away with it because of his outsider credibility.
    Hillary and the pet media will have a field day with it, but Trump lives on the old adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity.
    An orange dildo could drop out of his slacks during a speech at Liberty U. and he’d probably reframe that into a win.

    steveg (fed1c9)

  102. Mr. Trump will have a fun presidency filled with surprise twists like a shlamanianionion movie.

    Mr. Cruz’s presidency would be dull and unrewarding and probably not very productive since everyone hates his guts.

    Particularly me cause of he did those snuffles right in my face.

    Douchebag.

    happyfeet (831175)

  103. lol failmerica’s military

    happyfeet (831175)

  104. sometimes I think we must have stepped on a butterfly, like that bradbury tale ‘sound of thunder’ if you want to take dutscher, as a trump analogue, feel free,

    narciso (732bc0)

  105. you can just pick the expletive bits off you know

    why everything gotta be a big drama with you people

    happyfeet (831175)

  106. Trump will get completely wiped out by Hillary, and then the Trumpkins will blame Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Prince, and Captain Kangaroo.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  107. if you could for reals see the future you wouldn’t give a crap about trump

    happyfeet (831175)

  108. …as transgenders are winning more acceptance by perseverance,…

    Ya know MD in Philly, if those “transgenders” would do their “persevering” with a good psychiatrist and address their psycho-sexual mental illness maybe they’d save society a crap load of nonsense. Just sayin’. These people don’t need to be placated, they need serious help.

    Hoagie ™ (e4fcd6)

  109. this video tells you a lot about where we are unless you’re stupid

    happyfeet (831175)

  110. it’s a video that tells you a lot about where we are unless you stupid

    happyfeet (831175)

  111. Mr. Cruz’s presidency would be dull and unrewarding and probably not very productive since everyone hates his guts.

    Particularly me cause of he did those snuffles right in my face.

    Douchebag.

    happyfeet (831175)

    feets,

    I realize Cruz is too Christian for your tastes, but do you really want a federal government full of deal making and ‘getting things done’?

    Dull is good. I hope Cruz could get some reforms done, but mostly I like that he would stop the continuing damage. Used to be you had a skepticism of government and I’d think you and Cruz would have some common ground, but there’s something personal going on (on all sides).

    At any rate, far fewer people hate Cruz’s guts than hate Trump’s. They did the research and everything.

    Dustin (2a8be7)

  112. a clip from idiocracy, because that is where we headed, romans 13 illuminates what are christian obligations to the government, and vice versa,

    narciso (732bc0)

  113. i wanna break from the ideological masturbation

    happyfeet (831175)

  114. harvardtrash ted ideologically masturbates for an audience and it’s just gross is what it is

    and sticky

    happyfeet (831175)

  115. 114.i wanna break from the ideological masturbation

    Who do you think you’re kidding? You never broke from any kind of masturbation your entire life. 😉

    Hoagie ™ (e4fcd6)

  116. i’m not even kidding i’m tired of the idea that some ideology gnome like food stamp or harvardtrash ted is the answer

    how about we try electing a goddamn american

    happyfeet (831175)

  117. On raising taxes on the “wealthy”: I support a voluntary system of double taxation. Everyone with an income of over $10 million a given year must choose whether to pay the double tax, and this choice is NOT subject to confidentiality.

    The IRS will publish an annual list of all persons selecting double taxation, and the amount that they paid.

    I would expect to see certain loudmouths on the list each and every year.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  118. I opposed the Houston city ordinance for reasons that had nothing to do with bathrooms, which I think is a largely imaginary controversy being exploited by both sides’ most fervent hardliners for the express purpose of demonizing the other and ginning up clicks/ratings/contributions.

    I opposed the Houston ordinance because it was basically an expanded version of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which would create just as big a change in the legal landscape, but at a municipal level via a newly created set of bureaucrats and administrative law judges. The protected classes were so amorphous — including but not limited to gender self-identification issues — that it would have been very hard to find a Houstonian who didn’t at least arguably fit into one of them. (I would have been a “beneficiary,” for example, of sweeping new age-discrimination rights in my employment and housing. I’m also a lawyer, and lawyers were going to make out like bandits, at the expense of both the city taxpayers and the small businesses who were going to end up as defendants.

    I’m a federalist, though, so I’d leave it to states and their political subdivisions (counties, cities) to decide on whether to enact such law. As a Texan, frankly I’m thrilled for cities in New York and California to pass municipal-level sweeping legislation like this: It makes Texas, by contrast, a wonderful relocation destination for businesses and individuals fleeing the nanny states.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  119. which I think is a largely imaginary controversy being exploited by both sides’ most fervent hardliners for the express purpose of demonizing the other and ginning up clicks/ratings/contributions

    hai hai

    yes yes

    we go out

    have tableside guacamole!

    happyfeet (831175)

  120. As far as people choosing the toilet that matches their gender identity, doesn’t anyone realize how limiting a mere binary choice IS?

    According to Abc…

    The following are the 58 gender options identified by ABC News:

    Agender
    Androgyne
    Androgynous
    Bigender
    Cis
    Cisgender
    Cis Female
    Cis Male
    Cis Man
    Cis Woman
    Cisgender Female
    Cisgender Male
    Cisgender Man
    Cisgender Woman
    Female to Male
    FTM
    Gender Fluid
    Gender Nonconforming
    Gender Questioning
    Gender Variant
    Genderqueer
    Intersex
    Male to Female
    MTF
    Neither
    Neutrois
    Non-binary
    Other
    Pangender
    Trans
    Trans*
    Trans Female
    Trans* Female
    Trans Male
    Trans* Male
    Trans Man
    Trans* Man
    Trans Person
    Trans* Person
    Trans Woman
    Trans* Woman
    Transfeminine
    Transgender
    Transgender Female
    Transgender Male
    Transgender Man
    Transgender Person
    Transgender Woman
    Transmasculine
    Transsexual
    Transsexual Female
    Transsexual Male
    Transsexual Man
    Transsexual Person
    Transsexual Woman
    Two-Spirit

    Given this, we need at least 3 choices, with one marked “Other”, although the signage might get a little cluttered.

    And, as sexual surgery becomes more common, who’s to say that entirely new plumbing options might not be created. Designer genders might just make all of this seem so quaint in a few years.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  121. the problem, though, those people relocate, and predominate in their new abode,

    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/exposed-sadiq-khans-family-links-to-extremist-organisation-a3179066.html

    narciso (732bc0)

  122. Separate but equal!

    ropelight (8f9d35)

  123. this just underscores though how far we still are from being able to be republican and unashamed

    nobody wants to be on the team what’s wigging out about tranny pedos in the bathroom

    especially when so many genuinely serious problems are very real and we’re all dealing with them

    happyfeet (831175)

  124. Solomon Yue’s effort to switch the convention to Robert’s Rules was defeated at the RNC spring meeting today. Regardless of whether it would have been strategically beneficial to Cruz and Trump — of which, I’ve yet to be convinced — I’m unsurprised, and pleased, to see this result.

    A couple of days ago, Jennifer Rubin argued in her “Right Turn” column in the WaPo that Priebus and the RNC officers and staffers ought to be pushing back much more aggressively against Trump for his misrepresentations (e.g., “voterless elections”) and insults. I couldn’t disagree more strongly, because nothing would better play into Trump’s hands as he continues his demagoguery. Priebus and the rest of the RNC officers and staffers must be purer than Caesar’s wife, and, like she, they must also be seen as such.

    Today’s result confirms that regardless of their merits, all sorts of existing rules, traditions, and procedures — as they’ve historically been observed at prior Republican national conventions dating back to the first one in 1856 — have now acquired a thick patina of legitimacy and about 100 times more inertia than in a normal convention year. The Romney Campaign’s decision to up the nomination threshold in Rule 40(b) from five to eight in 2012 got virtually no public attention outside of the Ron Paulbot camp; and that was entirely appropriate, because it was essentially a cosmetic change, one designed to better manage the convention’s primetime schedule by denying Ron Paul a nomination speech and the resulting hoo-haa that would have eaten up other time better spent. (By Clint Eastwood and his clair, for example.)

    But with this contested convention coming up, the spotlight is tightening lots of official sphincters — with the practical effect that it was essentially impossible for Kasich or other white-knight possibilities to use this RNC spring meeting to make the playing field more favorable for them at the convention.

    I pronounce this a “good thing,” and even Trumpkins should agree.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  125. really beldar, they did it for cosmetic reasons, shirley you can’t be serious,

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2016/04/20/author-u-s-official-who-issued-visas-to-911-hijackers-still-works-for-state-department/

    narciso (732bc0)

  126. but at the end of the day your pitiful little country is getting raped six ways to sunday and evangelical trash like ted cruz is worried about tranny pedos in the bathroom

    god bless america

    happyfeet (831175)

  127. “Grown adult men – strangers – should not be alone in a bathroom with little girls,” Cruz said.

    happyfeet (831175)

  128. happyfeet, you are being played by a con man and all you can do is post the lamest attacks on Cruz?

    SPQR (a3a747)

  129. but at the end of the day your pitiful little country is getting raped six ways to sunday and evangelical trash like ted cruz is worried about tranny pedos in the bathroom

    god bless america
    happyfeet (831175) — 4/21/2016 @ 5:23 pm

    Ted Cruz can multi-task, stinky. Apparently, you can’t.

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)

  130. Happyfeet only hearts trannies when they are useful for his Narrative of the day. He was virulently anti-tranny in the last 6 months.

    JD (fbcc5a)

  131. What a relief – Sniveling Coward Team announces It’s All Just Bullshit for Suckers

    That’s a decent AP piece and they have the tape to back up the story. My bet is the real bullshit for suckers will be his “Presidential” spin. He’s a carney barker to the marrow.

    Rick Ballard (4a9e02)

  132. i’m not being played i know Mr. Trump can easily be defined by his flaws and his frailties

    but i also know he’s an american

    a real honest to god america

    harvardtrash ted is all about harvardtrash ted and jacking off on failmerica’s erstwhile pre-roberts constitution – like for pleasure

    he’s a nasty lil squnk squnk aah

    happyfeet (831175)

  133. yes yes Mr. JD trannies are stupid and they squick me out

    but i pee a LOT i and never worry about trannies you know why?

    it’s just how i roll is all i don’t know why

    i just don’t think of trannies when i go pee

    happyfeet (831175)

  134. *and i* i mean sorry google hangovers is distracting me

    happyfeet (831175)

  135. i just don’t think of trannies when i go pee

    happyfeet (831175) — 4/21/2016 @ 5:32 pm

    Is there some reason you would be?

    Gerald A (7c7ffb)

  136. harvardtrash ted says the trannies are lurking in the bathroom like the babadook

    they wanna do bad things on me to where i get all molested and whatever, ted says

    but I’m brave!

    i pee like a gazelle!

    and then i wash my hands even though i’m not a foodservice employee

    cause of that is who i am

    happyfeet (831175)

  137. What principles are guiding this whole gender-confusion toilet campaign that that the left suddenly ignited the day after they felt they had the homosexual wedding issue all wrapped up? I know it isn’t about making people feel comfortable when they have to make a nature call. If you give some dude permission to put on some lipstick and go hang out in the ladies rest room, you cause all kinds of uncomfortable feelings. I think it’s the discomfort that is their guiding principle, not the comfort.

    jcurtis (cbee48)

  138. i can’t believe we’re seriously talking about this while the national debt is hitting 20 trillion

    happyfeet (831175)

  139. yes yes Mr. JD trannies are stupid and they squick me out

    but i pee a LOT i and never worry about trannies you know why?

    it’s just how i roll is all i don’t know why

    i just don’t think of trannies when i go pee

    happyfeet (831175) — 4/21/2016 @ 5:32 pm

    I know why, imbecile. Because until recently, our society was sane enough that you didn’t have to. But under Trump, that insanity will continue.

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)

  140. u just did a not sequitur

    happyfeet (831175)

  141. Trump’s lieutenants reassure establishment GOP that Trump:

    … “has been “projecting an image” so far in the 2016 primary season and “the part that he’s been playing is now evolving” in a way that will improve his standing among general election voters.

    Trump loves to sucker people. He’s a classic con-man.

    DRJ (15874d)

  142. “… the part that he’s been playing …”

    DRJ (15874d)

  143. No, he did not. You are trying valiantly to dump this on Cruz, when it is only a topic because of leftist Charolette City Council, and your leftist idol Trump.

    JD (fbcc5a)

  144. so you’re saying trump might could get elected and do his trump skillz on a sleazy slutcountry that voted for 8 years of food stamp?

    how is this a bad thing precisely

    happyfeet (831175)

  145. cruz is a harvardtrash pooper with a goldy sacky spoose who’s never given a dime to charity in his life Mr. JD

    let’s just move on and dot the org

    happyfeet (831175)

  146. JD
    Understood.
    I think popular vote nationwide is not useful right now, but I’d like to see Cruz win the popular vote in a big time purple state

    steveg (fed1c9)

  147. Yeah we get it, you like to copypasta your harvardtrash poofter stuff about Cruz. Because your new idol is a leftist.

    JD (fbcc5a)

  148. he’s not my idol but he’s a change agent

    he will do the changes

    or at least precipitate them

    chop chop

    cause this b is going down

    happyfeet (831175)

  149. “Grown adult men – strangers – should not be alone in a bathroom with little girls,” Cruz said.

    happyfeet (831175) — 4/21/2016 @ 5:24 pm

    Sane adults agree with that common sense statement, happyfeet.

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  150. just the look on Meghan’s coward p.o.s. daddy’s face when Mr. The Donald is sworn in

    it’s worth a thousand pudding pops

    happyfeet (831175)

  151. @ DRJ, re “the part Trump is playing”: I think that’s right, but I’m halfway through a book about con men — about which I’ll write more later, when I’m done — and it gives many, many examples of how even the most brilliant and intuitive con men eventually get so caught up in the fantasies they’re building in the minds of their marks that they begin, in significant ways, to believe in their own cons. Just as they make their marks feel that they’re the most special and wise and virtuous, and therefore deserving of good fortune and success, so they begin to assume that they themselves are the most deserving of all possible con men, entitled to their own success.

    There are con men whose game is to pretend to be a mark — thereby attracting and targeting con men who are themselves chumps for conning.

    I think that during this campaign, when he started leading the polls, and then especially when — mirabile dictu! — people actually started voting for him, Trump has bought into his own con.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  152. Remember when Happyfeet used to rail against cults of personality, like the ones that surrounded Obama and Palin, and now offers his full-throated support of the worst cult of personality around?

    JD (fbcc5a)

  153. “on a crusade against dildos…”

    Operation SexToy

    Colonel Haiku (017cc0)

  154. harvardtrash ted says the trannies are lurking in the bathroom like the babadook

    they wanna do bad things on me to where i get all molested and whatever, ted says

    but I’m brave!

    i pee like a gazelle!

    and then i wash my hands even though i’m not a foodservice employee

    cause of that is who i am

    happyfeet (831175) — 4/21/2016 @ 5:40 pm

    Do you not understand that the main issue is trannies (or at least the male ones) in the WOMEN’S rooms? Which room do you use feets?

    Gerald A (7c7ffb)

  155. i can’t believe we’re seriously talking about this while the national debt is hitting 20 trillion
    happyfeet (831175) — 4/21/2016 @ 5:45 pm

    This, in a nutshell, is why you’re an idiot.

    Oh, there are OTHER reasons, but this pretty much sums it up: The old “I can’t believe we’re concerning ourselves with (fill-in “social issue”) when we have yet to deal with (fill-in “fiscal issue,” medical crisis, war situation)” line. Always handy when you don’t want to address the actual details, and why they’re important; you just want to convince people to stop talking about something personally important to them (in this case, objective truth about the sexes,) focus on something else important to other people, and — to be crude — “relax and enjoy it.” Just admit defeat within the culture to the people on the other side who think it’s important enough to start a demonization campaign, and find joy in the fact that what made sense to humans for millennia suddenly has been rejected … on your watch.

    Get it through your pea brain: The solution to The Other Problem we are not dedicating every waking hour to pondering is not awaiting our gaze in its direction. “We” are not “talking about this” in lieu of any other looming long-time problem that either isn’t or won’t be solved in the next four years, the next eight years, or, perhaps, in our lifetimes. Personally, what I am doing is trying to make sure that the people making this push to replace Biology 101 with Non-Discrimination Horsehockey can’t accomplish their goal of shoving Christians and Jews into the closets they recently abandoned. And as I’ve said many times before, as a San Francisco native and lifelong resident that has watched the radical gay movement from its beginning, I can say on good authority that IS what they want.

    This is not to mention that there’s no reason to believe that Trump, with his oft-told half-baked border wall plan concept of provoking a trade war with Mexico if it doesn’t pay for its construction, has the expertise to make a dent in the national debt.

    Yours is the lack of brain power I expect from leftists who are swallowing and regurgitating talking points. Unfortunately, since Trumpmania has spread, I’ve been frequently cyber-associating with erstwhile conservatives people with Trump-cephalitis.

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)

  156. oh donnie those frilly french panties are just scrumptious

    thank you, melania

    but wherever did you get them?

    a guy threw them up on the stage at my rally

    a guy, donnie?

    i said a guy, melania

    and they fit you so well too but how did he know your size?

    just coincidence i guess

    donnie, you don’t mean to tell me

    yeah, he was wearing them

    nk (dbc370)

  157. Do you not understand that the main issue is trannies (or at least the male ones) in the WOMEN’S rooms? Which room do you use feets?

    Gerald A (7c7ffb) — 4/21/2016 @ 6:24 pm

    It’s amazing, isn’t it? So many years, American women have been warned about all those scary, Neanderthal men, each and every one of them a potential rapist. Don’t talk to strangers! Don’t hitchhike! Use the buddy system when you’re out late! Stay in well-lit areas! Watch your drink to make sure he doesn’t slip something into it!

    Oh, and if you see a man with women’s clothes entering a room in which you’re gonna be pulling down your panties? Don’t be paranoid, it’s nothing.

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)

  158. More re the “anti-climactic [Standing] Rules Committee meeting that … recommended no rules changes.”

    Re dildos: The Georgia dildo possession statute was upheld by the Eleventh Circuit in 2007, a year before the Fifth Circuit ruled on the Texas dildo statute. When the Fifth Circuit, relying on Lawrence v. Texas and its vile substantive due process doctrine, struck down the Texas statute, that ruling created a “split between the circuits,” as the Fifth Circuit panel directly acknowledged.

    If you’re trying to persuade the SCOTUS to grant a petition for certiorari, one of the most powerful arguments is that SCOTUS clarification is essential to resolve such a split. Thus, Cruz and his boss, then-Attorney General (now-Gov.) Greg Abbott, knew that they had an excellent chance to get another chance at upholding the Texas statute. But they made a deliberate decision not to seek SCOTUS review.

    Why? Because Ted Cruz could count heads and read opinions — and he realized that in the long run, the Constitution would be better served by minimizing the chances that Anthony Kennedy has to expand substantive due process. Yes, Texas could have probably gotten the SCOTUS to take the case — but then, as ended up happening on SSM over a decade later — Kennedy’s swing vote would have inevitably ended up in the split being resolved by overruling the Eleventh Circuit and affirming the Fifth Circuit decision striking down the statute.

    Keep in mind that the Texas dildo statute only criminalized possession with intent to sell, such intent being rebuttably presumed from possession of six or more dildos by one person. Except for sex toy store proprietors, most Texans were well enough satisfied with five or fewer, but there just wasn’t a great public outcry to criminalize dildos, not even by the dozen. Simply put, fighting to uphold this statute just wasn’t worth the greater risk to the Constitution by handing another case like this to Justice Kennedy.

    This is another example of how Ted Cruz was fighting in the SCOTUS for your constitutional rights more than a decade before anyone in the general public (outside Texas, and mostly even within) even knew his name. This is another example of why I am so confident that I can predict how he would behave as president.

    PS: You can still, to this good day, go to jail for dildo crimes in Georgia, where that Eleventh Circuit decision is still ostensibly good law. (Or at least as “good” as Lawrence and Obergfell.)

    PPS: Under then- and current policy and tradition within the Texas AG’s office, there’s a near absolute requirement to defend any Texas statute against constitutional challenge in the federal courts at least through an opinion on the merits at the U.S. District Court level, and it would be rare not to appeal adverse decisions at least to the court of appeals level — regardless of whether the AG’s office or its lawyers believe the statute is “wise” or “prudent.” But there’s no obligation to ask for SCOTUS review, and there are many, many precedents of state AGs exercising their discretion in deciding not to seek further review — albeit few in cases where there’s a split between the circuits.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  159. To appreciate the subtlety of that Texas statute: If possession of six or more was deemed to be a powerful indication of intention to distribute commercially, that logically means that possession of five or fewer was legally presumed to be possession for personal use.

    So who says Texas is anti-dildo, or ever was?

    Beldar (fa637a)

  160. In #158, “as ended up happening on SSM over a decade later” ought to have read “as ended up happening on SSM almost a decade later [in Obergefell].”

    Beldar (fa637a)

  161. it’s entirely too tmi a conjecture,

    narciso (732bc0)

  162. “… there just wasn’t a great public outcry to criminalize dildos, not even by the dozen.”

    Dollars to dildos that would’ve gone down in the annals of criminal legislation as “The Dirty Dozen”.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  163. cults of personality ???

    Mr. Trump is not a cult of personality

    he’s just not cult of pooper

    he’s not harvardtrash ted

    he’s not carly fetalrrhea

    he’s not toasty burn victim kasinich

    he’s not hundred million dollar baby jebfilth

    he’s not do my sexy glasses make me look marginally intelligent Rick Perry

    he’s not scott “i can’t scale” walker

    he’s not lispy fruitloop Dr. Ben Carson who once got a wee bit lippy at a prayer breakfast and never effing left

    he’s just Mr. Trump

    and he is justice

    and yes he is flawed

    but it’s just the presidency for christ’s sake

    happyfeet (831175)

  164. He has the same cult of personality that you used to wail against when it was Obama and Palin. Now that you buy in, it’s entirely alright. The rest of your was just name-calling. Just pointing out for everyone else that you seem to think certain cults of personality are quite swell, so long as you belong.

    JD (fbcc5a)

  165. Peeping Toms For Trump!
    He will not give you a wall!
    He will not give you trade protection!
    He will give you dildos!
    So you can go f*** yourselves!

    nk (dbc370)

  166. nope nope nope

    he’s lucy taking the football away from momo Team R

    lucy has no personality cult she just has personality

    and he’s taking the ball from a team that’s become embarrassing to identify with publicly

    they should thank Mr. The Donald for taking one for the team and giving them a breather to get their ducks in a row

    happyfeet (831175)

  167. their ducks are hither and yither

    it’s a travesty

    happyfeet (831175)

  168. u do not see perspicaciously

    let me to explain

    Mr. Trump has the power to make Team R stand up and belieber in something

    food stamp never had that effect

    and there’s no reason to think pee-stank will have that effect either

    but Mr. The Donald?

    he ignites passionate belief in Rs what have been dormant for decades

    even Meghan’s coward p.o.s. brainwashed daddy looks up from his puddin cup and gets a lil sweaty under his nuts

    happyfeet (831175)

  169. Mr happyfeet,

    The Mr Donald certainly stands out among the GOP candidates in this election cycle.
    He’s the only one who contributed to Hillary’s presidential campaign in 2008.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  170. Ted Cruz, practicing the Political Art of the Deal in Florida today, where Trump was represented by Manafort and Carson:

    The 168 members of the RNC have converged on the hotel for their quarterly meeting. What is often a dull affair has become the center of the political universe this week, with candidates, campaigns, donors, reporters, and even RNC members try to figure out what on earth will happen in July if Republicans arrive at the convention with no clear nominee.

    Cruz himself was not originally scheduled to attend. His campaign announced only this morning that he would make an appearance at the affair. But the meeting is a treasure trove of delegates, because every committee member will attend the convention as a delegate. For Cruz and his brain trust, taking Wednesday afternoon to press his case was time well spent. Given that the convention will probably be contested, they must fight for every delegate. “It’s one of the largest delegate pools in the country besides California,” Cruz’s campaign manager Jeff Roe told reporters. “So it’s a lot of delegates.”

    Trump himself was at a rally at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Nothing wrong with that — this is his schtick, this is S1E309, right?

    But what does it say about Donald Trump that instead of talking one-on-one with a pool of 168 convention delegates — which pool includes local and state party leaders from every state and territory which will be represented at the convention, including a special treasure trove of unbound, “at-large” delegates — when Manafort has Trump 1150 miles away?

    Beldar (fa637a)

  171. “Mr. Trump has the power to make Team R stand up and belieber in something”

    Funniest thing you have ever typed. Trump believes in nothing, no ability to articulate any underlying principles. Zero.

    JD (fbcc5a)

  172. Tranny Trump. (Muttley laugh.)

    nk (dbc370)

  173. i can forgive Mr. The Donald for not beliebering

    i will not forgive Team R

    happyfeet (831175)

  174. I believe I related here, in comments somewhere around the end of February, the story about Ted Cruz which was told to me by the spouse of a former colleague of mine, over dinner at another friend/colleague’s birthday party. All of these folks are life-long Democrats whose hearts were for Bernie but who’ll bite the bitter pill and vote for Hillary, but we argue politics with passionate respect, which is part of why their all dear friends. For convenience, I’ll call my friends Agnes and Larry for purposes of this re-told tale.

    Agnes & Larry have a very bright, accomplished, and politically conscious daughter who’s a sophomore at an eastern (non-Ivy, but good) university. But when she was a senior in high school, she was their town’s representative at Girl’s Nation in Washington, as part of which the students get to meet and shake hands and get photographed with the POTUS (Bill Clinton got his photo with JFK that way), and they also get to meet their home-state Senators and home-district Congressmen. Cruz had just come to the Senate, so Agnes & Larry’s daughter, whom I’ll call Zoe, was part of the group waiting to meet & greet Sen. Cruz in some Capitol conference room.

    But Cruz was already something of a celebrity on the Hill, and so there were also a lot of other Girl’s Nation delegates from other states who’d come to meet Cruz. And in the press of the crowd, Zoe never quite got close enough to speak to Cruz, and (sez Agnes, relaying Zoe’s story) Cruz, trailing staff, was literally walking out the door to his next appointment when Zoe piped up: “Hey, I’m from Texas, and I didn’t get to meet you, Sen. Cruz!” Whereupon Cruz executed a sharp about-face and went directly to Zoe, and then sat down across from her. He gave her 15 minutes of his undivided attention. Zoe said they agreed on nothing of substance, but she was nevertheless extremely taken with how focused he was, what a good listener he was, how what he was saying to her responded to what she’d said to him (rather than being a campaign speech).

    “It terrifies me to think he might win,” Agnes told me, “But it’s impossible to hate him when he’s been that magnificent to your little girl.”

    Now, Cruz no longer has the luxury to spend a quarter hour with a constituent like that. But he can personalize a pitch brilliantly as part of a conversation. Zoe was a tougher audience than anyone he likely met today in Hollywood, FL.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  175. *They’re dear friends, and Agnes would scold me (she’s an English teacher).

    Beldar (fa637a)

  176. Heh!

    — How do you comfort a grammar Nazi?
    — There, their, they’re.

    nk (dbc370)

  177. “It terrifies me to think he might win,” Agnes told me,

    Such terror is the reason that, yep, I often muse about the idea of nonsensical liberals being picked up by their ears and dropped in the middle of a place like Detroit or Venezuela, where just about everyone around them will be as foolishly of the left as they are. And where the logical results of their sociopolitical philosophy will be on full display.

    So don’t just talk the talk, Mrs & Mrs Liberal USA, walk the walk. Experience the joys and wonders of your beautiful liberalism, 24/7, 365 days a year!

    Mark (70bc20)

  178. In this case, openly wonder why all the people so worked up about SC’s bathroom law are just fine with how LGBT rights are handled in sharia-law countries

    That’s the reason I do snicker when seeing the liberalism of Western civilization meeting the Middle-Eastern fundamentalism of Islamism head on. One side placates or is the enabler to the other, while the other exploits the situation for all its worth—and who can blame them?

    May the two sides both choke the living daylights out of each other.

    Mark (70bc20)

  179. i can’t believe we’re seriously talking about this while the national debt is hitting 20 trillion

    We were fine with NOT talking about it until your side made it so important we had to change everything. You do realize that any state where transgender rights gets voted on it will lose 80-20?

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  180. Once upon a time, there was the Equal Rights Amendment, which said “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”.

    It was steamrolling through the states having 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications when some old biddy pointed out that it would inevitably mean unisex public restrooms, women drafted, radical changes to divorce laws, solidify abortion rights, and establish homosexual rights including same-sex marriage.

    We are so lucky it did not pass.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  181. If the goal of a Cruz supporter is to elect the person furthest from Hillary, then why would they show up just to vote for Trump or Kasich who are both identical to Hillary??????

    jrt (bc7456)

  182. Neither Cruz, Trump, or Kasich are identical to Hillary – Al Capone is.

    ropelight (74ec1e)

  183. Dilma roussef, Kristina kirshner.

    narciso (742ca9)

  184. Oil Can Harry

    ropelight (74ec1e)

  185. so this was going to need a constitutional amendment in order for it to be enforceable law.
    Which means the original question (and it matters not at all how or which way it was jiggered or phrased) has eff all to do with the office of the President.

    It was just a beat up question to enable trolls and scumbags to post demeaning bits on their blog.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  186. to vote for Trump or Kasich who are both identical to Hillary

    Your comment underplays the leftism of Hillary. There is leftwing and then there’s LEFTWING—and a pathologically dishonest form of liberalism at that.

    Trump is squishy, Kasich is even squisher, but Hillary is firmly of the left—and flaky and blatantly mendacious to boot (even worse than the mendacity of Trump).

    BTW, when I observe certain Republicans saying that Trump will be worse than Hillary, which, in effect, means they think Hillary will be better than Donald, I’m never quite sure if what’s fueling that sentiment is their being more liberal than they let on or are willing to admit. Kasich-type Republicans immediately come to mind—or their grimacing not at Trump’s squishiness but at what most people probably deem as generally conservative impulses. His rhetoric on immigration, nationalism and national defense (whether sincere or not) is definitely not associated with left-leaning sentiments.

    By contrast, a disdain of Trump because of a suspicion he’s a closeted liberal is a perfectly valid reaction.

    Mark (73c179)

  187. You ever lament the “tone” of politics?

    Look in the mirror pal.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  188. It took the Tranny-Trumpkin all day and all night to come up with Tranny-Trumpkin BS? Why would it require a constitutional amendment, Tranny-Trumpkin? Even if it did require a constitutional amendment, Tranny-Trumpkin, which it does not, Tranny-Trumpkin, why couldn’t Tranny-Trump still believe that cross-dressing peeping toms should not be allowed in women’s bathrooms and say it, Tranny-Trumpkin?

    nk (dbc370)

  189. i can’t believe we’re seriously talking about this while the national debt is hitting 20 trillion

    Trump had nothing to say about paying down the debt. He instead wants to talk about which bathroom you can use.

    Texas is big on balancing its budget, because of our Texas values. Trump hails from New York, and he his New York values, which include allowing a grown man to use a bathroom with your young daughter if he wants. For millenia this issue hasn’t been an issue until folks like Trump decided it was good for getting a little attention (let’s not pretend it’s for any other purpose).

    Dustin (2a8be7)

  190. P.S. I do not lament the tone of politics. I lament the existence of Tranny-Trumps.

    nk (dbc370)

  191. Thanks nk for #188. Awesome.

    Steven Malynn (4bc33a)

  192. nope nope nope

    he’s lucy taking the football away from momo Team R

    lucy has no personality cult she just has personality

    and he’s taking the ball from a team that’s become embarrassing to identify with publicly

    they should thank Mr. The Donald for taking one for the team and giving them a breather to get their ducks in a row

    happyfeet (831175) — 4/21/2016 @ 8:03 pm

    You aren’t a football fan. If you were, you’d know that the “Lucy and the football” metaphor doesn’t work if your intent is for the team to win.

    A better way to use football to make a point about Donald Trump: Nominating him would be the equivalent of drafting Johnny Manziel.

    You don’t know what that means, but other people here will. I don’t think it can be effectively disputed.

    L.N. Smithee (d3752a)

  193. Once upon a time, there was the Equal Rights Amendment, which said “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”.

    It was steamrolling through the states having 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications when some old biddy pointed out that it would inevitably mean unisex public restrooms, women drafted, radical changes to divorce laws, solidify abortion rights, and establish homosexual rights including same-sex marriage.

    We are so lucky it did not pass.

    Kevin M (25bbee) — 4/22/2016 @ 1:42 am

    That “old biddy” – Phyllis Schlafly – is a true American heroine. Unfortunately, she’s lost her marbles in her waning years, and not only has endorsed Trump, she’s gone on a truly ridiculous rant about Major League Baseball teams giving American jobs to foreign players. I’m not making that up. I thought someone had fallen for a parody, but it’s all on audio on the Eagle Forum site. No wonder some are trying to reduce her role there.

    L.N. Smithee (d3752a)

  194. Tranny

    You know what’s scary? It’s this society becoming so liberal and so increasingly desensitized (or dumbed down) over what would have disturbed — or shocked — the average American years ago, that nothing seems too absurd (or as much of a traditional slur) anymore. It’s gotten to the point where calling someone gay or transgendered (and using the forms of those words in order to repudiate) has lost quite a bit of its original impact and meaning. The same thing has happened to the words “racist” or “racism,” but in a different way.

    It’s like Western civilization is now rallying around being weird or a freak.

    This will not end well.

    Mark (73c179)

  195. So you wonder where this trangressibe push comes from, a fellow named Peter bean.

    narciso (742ca9)

  196. It’s the incremental push of the overall agenda. Their ultimate goals are NAMBLA’s goals.

    nk (dbc370)

  197. It’s like Western civilization is now rallying around being weird or a freak.

    This will not end well.

    Mark (73c179) — 4/22/2016 @ 8:15 am

    Amen.

    Mark my words: Someday, someone will assert that calling someone “motherf–ker” is hate speech against people who practice incest.

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)


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