Ted Cruz: “I Want To Be Crystal Clear: These Attacks Are Garbage”
[guest post by Dana]
The National Enquirer is alleging that Ted Cruz has had extramarital affairs with five different women. It has been suggested that two of the five women include Donald Trump’s spokeswoman Katrina Pierson and Amanda Carpenter, former communications director for Ted Cruz. Both have denied the allegations.
Here is Carpenter pushing back:
Here is Pierson’s denial:
Katrina PiersonVerified account
Of course the National Enquirer story is 100% FALSE!!! I only speak to myself, however.
Ted Cruz has also denied the allegations:
He also posted this on his Facebook page:
I want to be crystal clear: these attacks are garbage. For Donald J. Trump to enlist his friends at the National Enquirer and his political henchmen to do his bidding shows you that there is no low Donald won’t go.
These smears are completely false, they’re offensive to Heidi and me, they’re offensive to our daughters, and they’re offensive to everyone Donald continues to personally attack.
Donald Trump’s consistently disgraceful behavior is beneath the office we are seeking and we are not going to follow.
Trump has had a cozy relationship with the CEO of the tabloid that has endorsed his candidacy :
Trump and Enquirer CEO David Pecker have been friends for years. “They’re very close,” said a source close to the Enquirer. In July 2013, Trump even tweeted that Pecker should become CEO of Time magazine, which at the time was being spun off from its corporate parent, Time Warner. “He’d make it exciting and win awards!”
Whether or not Trump has been a source for the Enquirer, his friendship with Pecker has paid dividends. At key moments during the GOP primary the Enquirer has helped boost Trump’s campaign by attacking his rivals and fawning over him. Two weeks after Trump launched his campaign in mid-June, the Enquirer reported that Jeb Bush was “involved in the drug trade in Florida” in the ’80s and that, as governor, he was plagued by “sleazy cheating scandals … [with a] Playboy Bunny turned lawyer.” In September, the Enquirer published an unflattering photograph of Bush’s adult daughter apparently taking cigarette breaks at her office. The article hit just days after Jeb told Americans they needed to work longer hours.
Meanwhile, Trump has been exclusively celebrated in the Enquirer’s pages. As talk of a Trump candidacy heated up last winter, the tabloid published an article headlined “Trump’s the One!” that reported him leading in the polls. In September, the Enquirer published a three-part series by Trump himself under the headline “The Man Behind the Legend!”
Trump claims that he had nothing to do with the National Enquirer hit job:
“I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week’s issue of the National Enquirer is true or not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not, as yet, read it…Cruz’s problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about O.J. Simpson, John Edwards, and many others, I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz.”
Hello.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:05 pm
Huh. This is Trump’s version of “I don’t coordinate with my PAC”.
Trump may be stupid, but I guess he’s stupid like a fox. So to speak.Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:08 pm
here’s a link showing the Enquirer might be biased in favor of Mr. Trump
but still they also have a pretty good record on these kinds of storieshappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:14 pm
there’s a huge difference though between bias and *alleging* that Mr. Trump is enlisting friends at the National Enquirer “to do his bidding”happyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:16 pm
and it’s also super weird on the face of it… if the Enquirer is doing Mr. Trump’s bidding, why did they include Katrina Pierson?happyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:18 pm
Perhaps to throw people off the scent, happyfeet.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:20 pm
Mr happyfeet, you’re not interested in truth and accuracy. You’re just interested in Team Trump winning.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:20 pm
I despise seeing team rino win, but they win big with both these guys rolling in the mud.mg (31009b) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:24 pm
Please explain the huge differnece. Is it that the former means you have a favorite, and the latter means you act on it?DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:24 pm
i don’t see how it helps throw people off the scent exactly, if by the scent you mean Mr. Trump’s involvement in this alleged story
and there’s also the washington times guy who says yeah he’s been in the loop on thishappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:29 pm
In the realm of the crazy,
I’ll just say that I do not automatically think Trump is involved.
For one thing, the Enquirer doesn’t need encouragement to print sensational trash,
two, if the poll data is at all reliable, it is to the Dems advantage if Trump proceeds to get the nomination.
But is there any wonder why it is hard to get good people to run for high public office???MD in Philly (at the moment not in Philly) (1b400a) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:29 pm
So, the way the law goes, Cruz as a public figure would have a very, very high bar (if at all) to bring a suit,MD in Philly (at the moment not in Philly) (1b400a) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:30 pm
but the women involved are another matter, lower threshold for them to have a case
is that right.
OT,MD in Philly (at the moment not in Philly) (1b400a) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:32 pm
Daughter in law in Philly won 2 tickets in a raffle to the NCAA game in Philly with Wisconsin tonight.
Son wanted to fly me back for 24 hours to go to the game with the wife.
I can’t do it, but she is.
Please explain the huge difference.
the huge difference is that maybe The Enquirer is biased cause the people there believe Mr. Trump is the best choice for the nomination
that’s *way* different than having proof that Mr. Trump was in any way involved with the decision to publish the storyhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:33 pm
Apparently Roger Stone was the only quoted source for the story, MD. Stone was a Trump ally until last Fall when they mysteriously parted, but Trump was retweeting Stone interviews as recently as yesterday.DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:34 pm
As is traditional, the National Enquirer puts out the teaser for the story, the target denies, and then the Enquirer puts out the big spread of evidence. That’s what they did to Gary Hart, who dared them.
So either the Enquirer will put up or shut up. Right before Easter Weekend, and after a big vote, is the wrong time to bust the story. We’ll see what they put out on Tuesday.luagha (e5bf64) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:34 pm
Except that it wasn’t his PAC. The PAC in question has never had any connection with him at all, and isn’t even pro-him, it’s just anti-Trump. National Enquirer, on the other hand, is closely connected to Trump, and Trump’s claim that “I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer” is an outright lie.
AIUI they didn’t. They didn’t name the five women. Someone else did that.
Oh, and Drew Johnson is not a reporter. He’s an opinion columnist, and all he’s confirmed is that yeah, he heard some rumors.Milhouse (87c499) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:38 pm
It appears Stone is still appearing for and/or speaking for Trump.DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:39 pm
Mr. Cruz seems to be really straining to work Roger into his narrative here DRJ
what exactly is the line he’s drawing between Mr. Stone’s alleged involvement in this story and his tweet about Heidi’s beans?
The Enquirer story has nothing to do with Heidi’s alleged beans
This makes no sense!happyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:40 pm
They didn’t name the five women. Someone else did that.
have all five been named I thought we only had three nameshappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:41 pm
@milhouse: National Enquirer, on the other hand, is closely connected to Trump, and Trump’s claim that “I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer” is an outright lie.
Reviewed that link and found very weak sauce. Yeah, he’s friends with the CEO or whatever. Remember every allegation about the Kochs and Rupert Murdoch? Let’s not go SJW on Trump.
I think the Enquirer’s motive was the same as the anti-Trump PAC–i. e. they share some of the same goals but are not coordinating in any wat; unless there’s some kind of memo you can produce where the CEO says let’s help out Donald Trump and make up this story, I can’t see how there is any evidence Trump is lying.
What he has done is a neat little tit for tat, which probably required no prompting on his part re the Enquirer.Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:47 pm
The background on the alleged split between Trump and Stone. Perhaps the most important part is how they were together for 30 years, a permanent split would be stunning, and Stone will always be the “ultimate Trump loyalist.”DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:48 pm
Think about it, happyfeet.DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:50 pm
ok so what’s missing DRJ is any substantiation of Mr. Cruz’s allegation that Mr. Stone “had long been foreshadowing this attack.”
all what gets adduced is the beans
and the beans aren’t relevant to the story about the alleged mistresseshappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:54 pm
Trump wants to take the focus off his wife and his way of doing that is to attack Cruz’s wife. Tit for tat, Trump-style.DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:56 pm
@DRJ:Trump wants to take the focus off his wife
Huh, I’d be surprised by that. That focus didn’t do anything but help him.
Then again Donald is vindictive as well as stupid. But stupid like a fox.Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:58 pm
Allegations of marital affairs are the icing on the Trump tit-for-tat cake.DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:58 pm
(the Goldman Sachs association has nothing to do with her employer, per se, and everything to do with the Jewish-sounding surnames)
that’s so ughhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:00 pm
I think what made this happen now was Cruz’s rise in the polls coupled with Jeb Bush’s endorsement. Trump has been waiting for a way to connect Cruz to Bush, but Bush 43 saying he doesn’t like Cruz made that hard to do. So they settled on using Heidi to make the connection.DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:00 pm
Allegations of marital affairs are the icing on the Trump tit-for-tat cake.
ok but I still don’t see where we have any real substance what adheres to Mr. Cruz’s idea that Mr. Stone “had long been foreshadowing this attack.”happyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:02 pm
Hold on to your hats. You ain’t gonna believe this excerpt, it’s another National Enquirer blockbuster from Allahpundit via Hotair dated 3/25/16:ropelight (73d366) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:02 pm
remember the tits and tats started when Liz Mair did something rather spontaneous only a few days agohappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:02 pm
@ MD [in] Philly, who asked:
Yes, that’s essentially right. Cruz is a paradigmatic example of a “public figure,” so the full force of NYT v. Sullivan stands between him and any successful lawsuit claiming that he’s been libeled. Private citizens, by default, aren’t considered “public figures.” However, someone who’s in the media, or who’s a campaign spokesperson, might very well be considered a “limited-purpose public figure,” which is an odd sort of intermediate category; if the libel relates pretty closely to the way in which they’ve injected themselves into the political process and put themselves into the public eye, then they may be treated like Cruz (that is, subjected to the same higher hurdles before they could win a libel case).
That said, even private citizens who aren’t any sort of “public figure” for NTY v. Sullivan standards have an incredibly difficult time surviving pretrial discovery, pretrial dispositive motions (for failure to state a claim or for summary judgment), the incredibly intrusive scrutiny of the discovery process (in which every defamation plaintiff’s entire life goes under a microscope armed with subpoena power), the ruinous legal fees and expenses, the hazards of a jury trial, the blizzard of post-verdict motions if they win with the jury, and the inevitable years of appeal. These cases are just spectacularly difficult.Beldar (fa637a) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:02 pm
They were right about OJ?Gerald A (cd9427) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:03 pm
I’d think a lot of that must be travel expenses he was really out there in the boonieshappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:07 pm
Thank you, Beldar.MD in Philly (at the moment not in Philly) (1b400a) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:14 pm
in my very limited experience, an accusation of libel can be very effective in a SLAPP suit.
“You called me nasty things, and even though they are true and you got them from the public record, I will make your life he** because I can afford a lawyer and you can’t.”
Um, isn’t the National Enquirer one of those supermarket tabloids that’s always on about aliens and vampires?
I do that they got the John Edwards story right, but isn’t that the exception, rather than the rule?
I’m thinking that a National Enquirer story that Ted Cruz is having affairs can only be taken as pretty strong statistical evidence that he isn’t.Arizona CJ (da673d) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:14 pm
@Arizona CJ:that’s always on about aliens and vampires?
That’s Weekly World News. National Enquirer is more plausible stuff like Geroge W. Bush is drinking again and Obama is gay.Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:17 pm
yes.MD in Philly (at the moment not in Philly) (1b400a) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:19 pm
If I had a good lawyer, I could have sued.
my 5 year old who could read at a hs level, but did not have a hsers life experience,
was quite freaked out to learn the world was coming to an end,
and his parents appeared not to care.
we did not learn about that trauma, that he kept to himself, until many years later.
You may have a point with who has the strongest motive in the release of this story.
So does anyone know why Katrina P jumped over to Trump after working for Cruz?pinandpuller (a12946) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:32 pm
Allahpundit linked the Scala story to show how the Enquirer will publish anything, not because that story is believable.DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:32 pm
Allegations of marital affairs are the icing on the Trump tit-for-tat cake.
DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 1:58 pm
And from what I’ve observed would be braying them out of his own ridiculous loud and pouty mouth and not backhanding it.
There are people hysterically invested in weakening *both* Cruz and Trump so something better can happen at the convention. I trust no one.SarahW (67599f) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:34 pm
Pierson said she got an offer to work on Trump’s campaign but not Cruz’s, so she went with Trump.DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:36 pm
Trump takes a shot at Mrs. Cruz:
“@11phenomenon: #LyingTed blames @realDonaldTrump for so many things I am starting to think he is having a mental health crisis.”Dana (0ee61a) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:36 pm
(yes, it appears he re-tweeted it, but in the grown-up world, it’s the same as tweeting it.)
I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz.”
What a jerk to Tweet like that.
The conventional wisdom long before any of the Republican nominees came into focus (when Jeb Bush was the odds-on favorite) was that November 2016 was Hillary’s to lose. That all by itself signifies how debased this country has become.
Nothing Cruz does or doesn’t do will be a fraction as bad as what’s true of the likely Democrat nominee. Yet certain Republican insiders, various talking heads and the percentage of the electorate goading the decadence of the nation point in a direction that indicates the assumption — the conventional wisdom — of several months ago is no less accurate today.Mark (6c93d5) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:37 pm
how’s that a shot at Mrs. Cruz Danhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:38 pm
ahappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:38 pm
You know exactly how, happyfeet. Don’t play dumb.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:39 pm
i think that’s really really stretchinghappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:40 pm
TIL she had a mental health crisis once, so maybe he thinks it’s a sideways dig and slantwise threat to talk about it. Dan’s paranoia, or is Trump gaslighting?SarahW (67599f) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:43 pm
DRJ, you may recall that I was highly skeptical of the circumstances surrounding Scalia’s death. Scalia’s son’s last minute inability to accompany his father. An unnamed replacement, the ranch’s owner refusing to name the other guests, the convoluted long distance telephone determination of a death from natural causes, a 3am decision to forgo an autopsy.
Not to mention the rapidly changing story of the pillow over Scalia’s face, bedboard, top of his head.
So, what I’m sayin’ is that I welcome any attention to the strange death of Justice Scalia, and if that makes me an easy mark for a hoax, then so be it.ropelight (73d366) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:45 pm
if there’s any subtext to the mental health tweeter i think it’s aimed squarely at Mr. Cruz and I’ll tell you why
this week and especially in the wake of the latest story about the alleged mistresses, we’re seeing a new Ted Cruz, and a very very very emotional one in contrast to the Ted Cruz we thought we knew
i think this tweet puts a little spin on the ball as far as how people may perceive the new Ted
that said I think it’s easy to over-analyze a tweeterhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:45 pm
As it’s always been, men who value their principles more than winning, and attempt to consistently walk a fairly straight line in their lives will always have difficulty in successfully fighting back against men whose sole goal is to win. In any way, at any cost. If there’s nothing more important than winning, then everything else is easily shrugged off.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:47 pm
Oh bullshit, happyfeet @ 52. What people saw this week was a husband whose wife had been publicly and shamelessly smeared. That is the Cruz we have always known: a man who deeply loves his wife and is devoted to her and to their children. This is how loving husbands react to having their wives shamed.
That you don’t get that, or seek to make it be some mental issue reveals far more about your lack of understanding the deeply intimate and close relationships spouses have with one another than it does anything about Ted Cruz.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:52 pm
Further, it’s oh-so-telling that you haven’t spun Trump’s boorishly bad behavior as a husband with his “my wife is hotter than your wife” smear, but do so with Cruz.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:54 pm
Liz Mair started this whole mess by making some really weird assumptions about Mormon ladies.
Then Trump did a boorish tweeter – a boorish tweeter that was just that.
Then Ted Cruz imbued that tweeter with WMD-like destructive potency and crafted himself a little moment, and lots of Cruz supporters went along and decided the tweeter was invested with deep meaning and baleful injuriousness.
Then what happened next was there was a news story about alleged mistresses.
That’s how I see it so far.happyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 2:59 pm
I’d never heard of Mair before this, but I am eternally grateful to her. Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud . . . hatch out.
And just a reminder to the Trump fans: the company you keep determines your character.ThOR (a52560) — 3/25/2016 @ 3:13 pm
I do remember that, ropelight.DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 3:18 pm
For Texas folks, Dewhurst is endorsing Cruz.DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 3:19 pm
And just a reminder to the Trump fans: the company you keep determines your character.
i reject this thinking Mr. ThOR categorically as they say and i will tell you why
there are Trump fans I’m sure – my friend P loves him a lot for his stance on terrorisms for example
but it’s SO easy to support Mr. Trump and not think he’s a super awesome guy
this is cause he’s the only candidate what represents a genuine and even violent repudiation of the establishment
some people think Mr. Cruz shares that quality
but I don’t see it
I think he’s a dark retro last gasper social con figure – an uncommonly snotty person who trades heavily upon his own supposed moral superiority – not someone who can lead us into the future
furthermore this idea that nominating a harvardtrash power couple, one of whom is a senator, the other a goldy sacky – that this would represent some kind of back of the hand to the establishment what got failmerica into such a mess – I think that’s just nonsense on the face of it
it’s old wine in a new bottle at best
but it’s not nearly a repudiation on the scale that would be represented by the nomination and election of the magnificently boorish Mr. Donald Trump
now that’s something that would clarify more than a few mindshappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 3:27 pm
I’m repulsed by the establishment.
The problem with Shorty is that he puts the dissembling and double-dealing GOPe in a relatively good light.ThOR (a52560) — 3/25/2016 @ 3:35 pm
here this is a succinct and incredibly accurate summary of my feelings about Mr. Donald Trumphappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 3:35 pm
I just thought it interesting how many people here who have never met either man refuse to vote for Trump(which is fine) while a young woman who knows both personally hasn’t (yet)bailed on Trump-the guy who hates women and minorities and doesn’t pay people.pinandpuller (928ad9) — 3/25/2016 @ 3:43 pm
Trump’s assault on women is costing him votes that he’ll have to make up somewhere:Dana (0ee61a) — 3/25/2016 @ 3:53 pm
62. I am reminded of a line from Roger Ebert’s review from “The Return Of The Jedi,” where he remarked on the subtle detail (from back when George Lucas could do subtle) of the Rancor’s keeper sobbing bitterly at the Rancor’s death at Luke’s hands:
“Everyone is loved by someone.”M. Scott Eiland (3a0fd3) — 3/25/2016 @ 3:56 pm
Trump is the whore upon which his supporters can cast their deepest fears and craziest fantasies, all without that nasty “personal accountability” nonsense.
Ignorance is easy to embrace once one decides to lose the courage of one’s convictions.
Provided one had any to begin with.
#ifnotcruzhillaryEric in Hollywood (5ff8bf) — 3/25/2016 @ 3:56 pm
the democrats and their media they built a meme to last for the ages when they invented the republican war on womenhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:01 pm
I don’t know Trump but my experience is that it’s easier to like candidates I don’t know. Trump is the exception that proves the rule.DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:03 pm
If Trump can make me believe in the War on Women, and he has, then the GOP is in trouble.DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:04 pm
— Is that National Enquirer on the bottom of your shoe?nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:06 pm
— No, it’s Trump some dog left on the sidewalk.
Donald Dogpoop.nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:07 pm
Donald Extra Stinky Dogpoop.nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:08 pm
That’s silly. It’s not 1840 when you can just stop by the White House, hitch your horse to a post, and chat with the President for ten minutes.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:10 pm
By the way, according to your side, Katrina Pierson liked Cruz enough to have an affair with him—right? (LOL)
Just heard an interview with Roger Stone on KFI.
He didn’t care about being called a rat *bleeper* but did object to being called “henchman” because “henchmen” get paid.
Stone denied any part of it fwiw… which is nothing.
Cruz did not hadle it well. That whole copulate thing in Cruz’ statement was whacky and he should learn how not to talk like a solicitor and just say it in plain English.steveg (fed1c9) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:10 pm
People all over the country are gonna hear Cruz’s statement and go wtf?
BTW, today is Greek Independence Day. Also the Feast of the Annunciation. Also schismatic Good Friday which makes it impossible for schismatics to celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. That’s the trouble with lunar calendars. You’ve got to keep a close eye on them.
And an even closer eye on badgerheaded loons.nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:12 pm
pudandpuller should get together with David Pecker.nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:14 pm
Stone claimed he isn’t being paid, so he can’t be a “henchman”… evidently he is ok with being called a “rat *bleeper*steveg (fed1c9) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:15 pm
How dare you call me a henchman. No sir, I am no henchman.. rat f***er? I’m OK with that
speaking of war on women when can we expect the Jupiter Police to announce the results of their Michelle Fields investigation
this is really dragging out it seems to me or
how long do these things usually take?happyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:24 pm
well stone does crawl in the muck, remember though that’s where he found client no. 9, somewhat like stamper from the original house of cards,narciso (732bc0) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:27 pm
Stay away from them, I say.Painted Jaguar (a sockpuppet) (1b400a) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:34 pm
If Roger Stone is the only source, I call BS. That man is a pathological liar and 100% Trump fan-boi.
Not sure this hurts Cruz anyway. Just puts Trump is a bigger d-bag light if you ask me.Rodney King's Spirit (a089dc) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:35 pm
Ted Cruz sex scandal story leaked to National Enquirer by Marco Rubio “ally,” not Donald Trump, report sayshappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:38 pm
Who are the alleged women Trumpie co-conspirators?Rodney King's Spirit (a089dc) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:40 pm
B/c Breibart would not lie to cove for Trump. LOL.
Bottom line is Rubio has nothing to benefit from this. Trumpie does.
Follow the money.Rodney King's Spirit (a089dc) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:41 pm
… and to boot, no one gives two hoots on his sex life much like folks are not concerned over Trump wanting to bang his daughter.
I’d say 95% of people are 100% uninterested.Rodney King's Spirit (a089dc) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:43 pm
the daily basilisk has been less then trustworthy on occasion, how do we know the person worked for marco, he’s not named, then again according to buzzardfeed’s mccoppins, the medici was shopping around the rumors, charles johnson, picked up, so take that with a grain of salt,narciso (732bc0) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:44 pm
The internet is a giant garbage can. Thanks, Al Gore.nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:49 pm
The thing that is so irritating with the Trumpkins is how hypocritical they are: if there is something that advances their nonsensical support, it must be true…if there is something that puts their toupee at risk, it can’t be true.
Much like their Boss Hawg.
Patterico was 100% right. Yet notice that they simply cannot help swarming around here.Simon Jester (2708f4) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:50 pm
they misspelled capital grille
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
seems like a crazy stupid place to take a mistress
the menu has a kinda old school pedestrian feel to it
i’m looking at the Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Asparagus Risotto thoughhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:51 pm
well it’s a useful tool if the information is sourced,
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/aqap-says-senior-leader-harith-nadhari-killed-drone-strike-yemen/narciso (732bc0) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:52 pm
Mr. Jester you think the asparagus risotto would make me gassyhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:53 pm
Mr. Feet, one of us is certainly full of gas.
Patterico is quite right about you.Simon Jester (2708f4) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:55 pm
hmmm that restaurant is right across the street from the “Federal trade Commission” where Mr. Cruz is alleged to have workedhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 4:59 pm
Exactly. More specifically, an anonymous source inside Breitbart.
Last time the Daily Beast reported on stuff from anonymous sources inside Breitbart, it was contradicted by someone willing to put his name to the denial.
Anonymous sources with obvious agendas are worth less than nothing. If you have not learned this by now, you never will.Patterico (86c8ed) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:15 pm
yes yes the salons are skepticalhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:18 pm
Your conspiratorial nature and slavish (even cultish) devotion to Donald Trump both make you an easy mark for hoaxes. Of all kinds.Patterico (86c8ed) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:18 pm
=yawn= Cruz started this with his Carson crap. Trump will finish it.DCSCA (a343d5) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:22 pm
I see even Ann Coulter is saying she doesn’t believe the Cruz story.
Of course, she proclaims herself mystified as to how it could become a story about Trump, ignoring the fact that a Trump shill went after Amanda Carpenter on national TV about it.Patterico (86c8ed) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:24 pm
‘Ted’ should consult John Edwards about this.DCSCA (a343d5) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:26 pm
Ben Carson gives lispy fruit-loops a bad name. Right, happyfeet?nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:30 pm
Cruz and Trump need to break bread and come out united against team republican. Somehow.mg (31009b) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:30 pm
yes yes but he’s been working real hard to get better Mr. nkhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:31 pm
Team republican is enemy no.1.mg (31009b) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:31 pm
That will never, ever happen.Patterico (86c8ed) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:35 pm
Patterico, you’re a prosecutor, tell me you can look at the circumstances of Justice Scalia’s death and not hear alarm bells, up one side and down the other.ropelight (73d366) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:41 pm
Cut across, Shorty Shorty, cut across.Colonel Haiku (3bf827) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:51 pm
Red Rover, Red Rover, send shorty right over.felipe (56556d) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:54 pm
“Team republican is enemy no.1.”
mg (31009b) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:31 pm
Not even in teh Top Twenty.Colonel Haiku (3bf827) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:55 pm
Sh-sh-sh-Shorty…Colonel Haiku (3bf827) — 3/25/2016 @ 5:56 pm
Blubonnet, not everyone is afraid of the contrails. But you are, and you think everyone else should be. Rumor has it Patterico shot John Wilkes Booth so Booth couldn’t tell the National Enquirer who really shot George Washington’s horse.John Hitchcock (2cd7fb) — 3/25/2016 @ 6:00 pm
Shush shush, Shorty goodbye
Shush shush, shorty don’t cry.
The little choo-choo train
that takes me
away from you
you just don’t know haw glad it makes me!
Sue me, Shorty and then
do it over again
I’ll watch the mail
you’ll never fail
if I don’t get a summons
then I’ll know you’re in jail!
Shush shush, Shorty goodbyefelipe (56556d) — 3/25/2016 @ 6:04 pm
Shush shush, shorty don’t cry.
I’d walk a hundred milesColonel Haiku (3bf827) — 3/25/2016 @ 6:13 pm
For one of your smiles
Wait… wut?Colonel Haiku (3bf827) — 3/25/2016 @ 6:14 pm
Let’s assume the Cruz story originated with a Rubio ally 6 months ago. Even if that is true, it’s obvious that no one bit on the story for the 6 months it was out there.
So why now, if not to help Trump? And why use a long-time Trump ally as the sole named source?DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 6:14 pm
LOL, Colonel!felipe (56556d) — 3/25/2016 @ 6:15 pm
I haven’t read the story, but they used stone’s name as a confirmation, ‘I’ve heard from other people, that. . .’ and you’re off to the races, he would be stupid to iniciate the rumor on his own,narciso (732bc0) — 3/25/2016 @ 6:24 pm
i’m curious where the movie came from
if we know that we know where the story came fromhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 6:27 pm
I find the firehose stream of merde response from Sniveling Coward rather puzzling. The pictorial record of III’s life as a working girl isn’t news at all. Sniveling Coward had to know the pictures of his prop would surface and resurface and resurface and someone with half a brain could have devised a ‘that was then, this is now’ deflection without the histrionics which serve, finally, to put the focus back on the nekkid pictures of his prop. I completely understand the responses of his sycophants but are his current sycophants the only audience of interest to the carney barker?Rick Ballard (9cd867) — 3/25/2016 @ 6:37 pm
I find the photographic evidence regarding the Sniveling Coward’s prop rather convincing. The rest, not so much.Rick Ballard (9cd867) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:09 pm
you have to say about alleged Mr. Jimhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:16 pm
Also during the Roger Stone interview on KFI this afternoon, when asked if he leaked the story, Stone said he did not, but said
Unfortunately there was no follow-up question about what he meant by that…Dana (0ee61a) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:19 pm
everyone loses, specially with red dawn,
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/pat-garofalo/articles/2016-03-24/batman-v-superman-v-taxpayer-subsidiesnarciso (732bc0) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:21 pm
Let’s assume the Cruz story originated with a Rubio ally 6 months ago. Even if that is true, it’s obvious that no one bit on the story for the 6 months it was out there.
Stone said that no one in the media would run with the story when the Rubio people were shopping it around because the various outlets required someone officially go on record with it. Apparently the one unidentified source qualifies. Go figure.
The only person on the planet that benefits from this, no matter which way you shake it, is Donald Trump.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:22 pm
The only person on the planet that benefits from this, no matter which way you shake it, is Donald Trump.
that’s not 100% true it’s also more better for Mr. Cruz for these allegations to come out now than in the generalhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:24 pm
unless you think Hillary is above this sort of thing?happyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:25 pm
So Roger Stone decided when this story went public?DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:25 pm
The same Roger Stone who calls himself the ultimate Trump loyalist?DRJ (15874d) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:27 pm
The only way Cruz and Trump could reconcile pre-election now is if Trump does something I’ve never seen him do: humbly apologize.Mitch (bfd5cd) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:27 pm
Mayo Donald mawala ang kanyang titi at Itlog sa isang kakila-kilabot bulaklak aksidente.John Hitchcock (2cd7fb) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:29 pm
John Hitchcock, umaasa kami na ito.Mitch (bfd5cd) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:31 pm
Geronimo Jim, go play with David Duke’s pud.nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:32 pm
I don’t know, DRJ. It was a vague comment, and I was disappointed there was no follow up to clarify it.
Happyfeet, Hillary certainly isn’t above anything. She and Trump are two sides of the same coin, so there you go.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:34 pm
i don’t like Hillary at all
she’s a huge pooperhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:36 pm
Just a poor black girl from Arkansas trying to raise herself up in this racist, sexist, old white man’s world, happyfeet.nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:39 pm
Geronimo Jim ay hindi alam na ang kanyang ama ay dahil ang kanyang ina ay nagkaroon ng masyadong maraming mga kliyente na linggo.John Hitchcock (2cd7fb) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:45 pm
Well, now I am this ==><== close to voting for Hillary over Trump.SPQR (a3a747) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:50 pm
I might put a bumper sticker on my car that says: Vote for the old broad, it’s important. 😉nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:56 pm
please don’t do that
she really is a pooper like I can’t even tell youhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:57 pm
Is Daraprim effective against Trumpozoa?nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:58 pm
oh my goodness I’d sent an annoyed email to amazon about how my movie expired
it’s back now!
that’s very good service I’m very impressed
not sure about daraprimhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:00 pm
that would be as wise as belloq opening the ark,narciso (732bc0) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:02 pm
I think it depends on the movie. I got Taras Bulba for three days for $1.99, but they want $3.99 for 24 hours for Lucky Luke (and it’s French and steampunk too).nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:06 pm
Trump Fan Boys are like teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert…except unfortunately they’re old enough to vote.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:07 pm
I think Ivermectin, metronidazole, and atovaqone need to be added,MD in Philly (at the moment not in Philly) (1b400a) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:09 pm
that way, whether it be the worm form, the cyst form, the amoeba form, or the protozoal form,
they are all covered.
“Well, now I am this ==><== close to voting for Hillary over Trump.”
SPQR (a3a747) — 3/25/2016 @ 7:50 pm
Rest easy, my fiend. The mere consideration of that would cause constipation for anyone. Little did you realize that’s teh universal sign for “pinchaloaf”.Colonel Haiku (3bf827) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:22 pm
Might be a clumsy stupid seat of the pants effort Donald to split a possible Cruz Rubio assault at the convention.
Which sounds more realistic.
Get friends to smear.
Lie about it.
Claim it was the other guy who said it.
Pray they fight while Trumpster eats the popcorn.
Yeah ….. I called BS. Doubling up.
With that said powerful men luv new pussy …… Sorry ladies. Men have predatory sexual natures.Rodney King's Spirit (a3ea75) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:26 pm
In proportion to the hack job on Trump from the UK Daily Mail Dana linked to the other day.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:30 pm
Justin Bieber will be appearing behind the promenade signing autographs after the show. One autograph per person. Single file line. Thanks.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:31 pm
I see even Ann Coulter is saying she doesn’t believe the Cruz story.
I expect to see the rats start leaving the ship soon.Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:36 pm
I highly doubt papertiger or ropelight will ever leave that ship, so I suggest you’re mistaken.John Hitchcock (2cd7fb) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:39 pm
Cruz and Trump need to break bread and come out united
This was never going to happen even without the rancor. They have almost nothing in common except wanting to close the border. Cruz because he wants to enforce the law. Trump because he thinks all Mexicans are rapists and killers. Or something.
Besides that it’s small-government-free-enterprise vs big-government-crony-pocketstuffing.Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:40 pm
I highly doubt papertiger or ropelight will ever leave that ship, so I suggest you’re mistaken.
No, they’ll just change their handles once it gets too embarrassing.
Then again, Barack Obama says there is no difference between capitalism and communism and his communist friends don’t disown him, so maybe embarrassment is overrated.Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:44 pm
Hey, Ted isn’t my “hero.” I’ll take ANYONE who isn’t Donald Trump and has a shot at beating Hillary.Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:49 pm
Geronimo Jim would never support a candidate who had an affair. That’s why he’s supporting Donald Trump.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:50 pm
Jim, you’re a disease. You’re only a tiny disease, but with ropelight and papertiger, the three of you diseases can cause toenails to fall off.John Hitchcock (2cd7fb) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:50 pm
why is everyone taking seemingly every opportunity to say something negative about Mr. Trump?
it just never endshappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:50 pm
Because there is not one single good bone in all of Lying Leftist Democrat Donald Trump’s entire body.John Hitchcock (2cd7fb) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:52 pm
Because he is scum, happy feet and I’ve reached the point where his supporters disgust me.SPQR (a3a747) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:52 pm
Billy Parvocampus is a more wholesome individual than Donald Trump.John Hitchcock (2cd7fb) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:54 pm
Y’all can stop talking to Geronimo Jim, aka Christoph. His comments just went poof.Patterico (86c8ed) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:57 pm
I am not shocked by affairs. It’s that’s Cruz leans on the Jesus thing.
Michael Savage is convinced it’s not true. I seriously don’t know if it’s true. I’m curious if the Enquirer has anything.
If they don’t, then it’s awful of course. I go out for dinner with women who aren’t my spouse with her knowledge and vice versa. Savage claims he has a source saying the Enquirer is bluffing.
We’ll know soon, I suppose.Geronimo Jim (522efa) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:57 pm
And just like that, Geronimo Jim’s comments are deleted.John Hitchcock (2cd7fb) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:58 pm
OK. I can. Easily.Patterico (86c8ed) — 3/25/2016 @ 8:59 pm
It would almost be just, one anonymous source battling another. But I just don’t believe in anonymous sources with an agenda.Patterico (86c8ed) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:00 pm
Right, because he is Christoph the White Supremacist. Shudder.Patterico (86c8ed) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:01 pm
i think that’s very judgmental
i can’t see how he’s any more or less scummy than any other politician, but I can certainly see he brings singularly unique qualities to the table in this time and place that our little country has found itself mired in
hillary ted bernie and the guy from ohio
they’re permutations of the failed ruling class what’s brought failmerica to a sad and treacherous impasse
but Mr. Trump
Mr. Trump is something newhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:02 pm
Bye, C(hristoph).John Hitchcock (2cd7fb) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:05 pm
Mr happyfeet, some people might suggest that the guy with four bankruptcies, two ex-wives, and a history of buying politicians and crony capitalism is part of failamerica.
Then again, maybe you were one of the handful of people who bought Trump Vodka. Anyhow, you’re definitely one of the millions who’s been drinking Trump Kool-Aid. (LOL)Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:07 pm
105- you no speak for me! Start with mittens end with gruber. With all you rovearians in between.mg (31009b) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:11 pm
I hate being linked with losers year after year.
Mr. Trump is something new
He’s pushing 70! I’m 10 years newer!nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:12 pm
i’m just saying
i’d hate for all this negativity to damage Mr. Trump’s chances only for everyone to realize later that he was a much better alternative than what we may end up withhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:16 pm
I’d love that!Patterico (86c8ed) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:18 pm
I love how happyfeet calls the sniveling coward “Mr. Trump.” He got the same memo Chris Christie got. Hilar.Patterico (86c8ed) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:18 pm
Should call him by his preferred persona, like Teller did. Mister The Plague.John Hitchcock (2cd7fb) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:23 pm
he’s not sniveling or cowardly
these are what we call “hurting words”
rather, Mr. Trump is genuinely deeply recognizably and enduringly American
almost cinematographically so, but for his unfortunate coif
his presidency will be memorable, grandly unpredictable, bipolar, epic, and much-discussed
afterwards we can carry on its shadow and wake – go back to the old ways if we choose, but with a renewed appreciation and a newly galvanized sense of purpose
or we may find we can’t go back again
how exciting!happyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:35 pm
Donald Trump? New? A joke, right? He is Herbert Hoover of the Reality TV age but less competent.SPQR (a3a747) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:42 pm
i’d say that description is a tad reductivehappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 9:43 pm
What I wouldn’t give at this point for Wiscy to be a closed primary. Alas, it’s wide open. Le Sigh.Ed from SFV (3400a5) — 3/25/2016 @ 10:18 pm
the future’s not ours to see Mr. SFVhappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 10:21 pm
Michelle Fields is now being floated as one of the five.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/25/2016 @ 10:22 pm
They have no shame.nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 10:25 pm
Of course. Anyone who is critical of Trump. Next it will be Megyn Kelly. Just watch. Give it 24-48 hours. You’ll see.Patterico (86c8ed) — 3/25/2016 @ 10:28 pm
Demented Donald Dogpoop. Like a scorpion with sunstroke.nk (dbc370) — 3/25/2016 @ 10:28 pm
who’s floating Michelle as one of the alleged five?happyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 10:31 pm
it’s not me I’m watching my movie
getting out of me bubblehappyfeet (831175) — 3/25/2016 @ 10:32 pm
If the transcripts from Donnie’s numerous past appearances on the Howard Stern Show ever get released, the Trump Fan Boys will be calling us all a bunch of prudes for not embracing the objectification of women in those conversations.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/25/2016 @ 10:35 pm
Now is the time for all good men to come to the gated elite communities and tear down those fences. eh, traitor Ryan.mg (31009b) — 3/26/2016 @ 2:23 am
Gateway is stating Rubio is behind the Cruz sexual episode. Team Republican is going to make darn sure Clinton wins. Cruz and Trump have to unite or kiss this country adios.mg (31009b) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:04 am
Right, because he is Christoph the White Supremacist. Shudder.
Trolls like that aren’t really anything other that a mirror of what you detest. It’s a strage personality disorder — a need to be hated.Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:13 am
Question for MR Trump:
“Sir, you have taken your businesses through BK on four separate occasions to wipe out their debts and restructure. What assurances can you give those who hold US debt that you will not do the same thing with that?”Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:16 am
the future’s not ours to see Mr. SFV
Sometimes it isn’t hard. Like what happens when you slap huge tariffs on your trading partners.Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:19 am
I liked the comment about there not being 5 women in the country would would have sex with Ted Cruz. He’s really not the kind of guy that makes babes all stupid.Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:21 am
Couple years ago a friend mentioned some French cookies I’d never heard of. One thing became another and it turned into a cultural exchange, she’d send me some cookies from France, I’d send her something American.
Simple right? I’d send her some trinket made in the US, except all of “our” chotchkies are made in China.
Try it sometime. Go to the store and try finding that made in America doodad that symbolizes us.
Don’t tell me about trading partners. That’s a myth. A lie. A conceit born of some bygone era.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 4:40 am
I bought an American-made doodad at Walmart this past Monday.* May even have been made in the Sterling, Illinois facility but they have others. It was the main part of a kit. Of the accessories, the least cheap one was made in Vietnam and the cheapest in China. But I knew that in advance having checked it out first online, and that’s the secret, you’ve got to look.
*Second time I’ve been to a Walmart in maybe ten years.nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 4:56 am
What kind of doodad, nk? Just in case of cultural exchanges. I have a pen pal in Peru. You never know when the need will pop up.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 5:17 am
Ended up sending her some Oreo’s and an autographed picture of Ronald Reagan.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 5:23 am
She sent me French cookies (can’t remember the brand) and a picture of Normandy bunkers.
Good trade?papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 5:27 am
Wahl Groom Pro hair clipper and trimmer. The clipper is made in the USA, the little trimmer in Vietnam and the plastic bits and pieces in China. It’s the third Wahl I’ve owned, the last one still ok after 20 years but not as sharp as it used to be.
No, no, no, I do go to a barber. But I am never happy with the haircut I get and I touch it up myself. My father used to cut my hair when I was a kid and he spoiled me forever.nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 5:28 am
Walmart usually has the best price on Yuengling, best American Made Amber Lager.ropelight (4dc714) — 3/26/2016 @ 5:35 am
One of the commenters here related that he got a Bentley for his wife. It’s going to be hard to beat that.nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 5:35 am
Rolls just came out with a pretty spiffy convertible.ropelight (4dc714) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:01 am
Keep that at a whisper, ropelight or June will want it. She got the Bentley back a few weeks ago after 3 months and $90,000 worth of repairs and body work and “it’s not right”. Which, of course I knew the day of the accident that it would never be “right” again. I’ve diven the Bentley about four times since she’s had it back and it drives fine to me and I’m a picky blasterd when it comes to cars that cost as much as most houses. But I’m used to a low life Lincoln MKT so what do I know?Rev. Hoagie ™ (e4fcd6) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:23 am
Well, papertiger that depends on where the person you’re trading with lives. My wife’s family is in Seoul and they have something like 100% import tax on Rolex watches. So when one of them wants a present I have my guy from Bermuda send them a Rolex for a fraction of what they’d pay. BTW, they also love Lee Press-on nails and Spam which are always great but you gotta ship a case or it doesn’t pay.Rev. Hoagie ™ (e4fcd6) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:29 am
1) All the luxury car envy. You folks are starting to sound like OWS protestors … or a usual and customary Democrat.
2) Lincoln MKT is a nice car. What is low life about it?Rodney King's Spirit (a089dc) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:41 am
Carp I read it now, Shirley they can’t be serious it’s as thinly sourced as the Alaskan nazgul’s drippings.narciso (df834f) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:50 am
The soft core porn shots of III are heavily sourced. You must be referring to Pecker’s efforts on behalf of the Sniveling Coward, although one could never tell from the comment.Rick Ballard (9cd867) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:04 am
So two of the five have already denied.
Who are the other 3?Rodney King's Spirit (a089dc) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:07 am
Some time last week Ted thought it was a good idea to say, “Elect me. I’m not married to the naked supermodel.”
Look how fast he can find a camera when it’s his rep on the line.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:16 am
He cares about women, and wives are not to be trifled with for political fodder.
When it’s his wife he springs into action all full of high dungeon and gusto.
When it’s Trumps wife, when it’s his compatriots doing the slinging, he’s as slow to respond as a DMV clerk.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:21 am
And when it’s his personal reputation in question, how much faster is his response time?papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:23 am
Ted moves quicker when it’s his own personal rep attacked, than he does when it’s his wife’s.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:27 am
I do feel sorry for all candidates’ family members and what they have to put up with when their spouse, parent or child runs for office, but you have to admit that Melania has had it soft for quite a while married to Trump.nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:30 am
So Melania deserves these trials and tribulations. Interesting.
Here’s something to wrap your mind around.
Ted moves fastest when he’s attacked personally.
Ted moves a little slower when it’s his wife.
Ted move practically not at all when it’s his famous rival’s wife being attacked, especially when it’s his surrogates doing the attacking.
How does that inform the situation when it’s you or your wife?papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:39 am
Will President Ted spring into action
Except red queen pulls the Tammy wynette, first consort can’t be bothered about her thesis, yadda yards.narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:39 am
The Iranians took your wife hostage. How long will it take President Ted to call in the Marines?
She’ll be in an Iranian prison a long time, is my guess.
You might recognize her when she gets out.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:42 am
Read this slowly, several times:
you have to admit that Melania has had it soft for quite a while married to Trump.
You also missed:
One of the commenters here related that he got a Bentley for his wife.
Is it just you, or are all Trump supporters humorless?nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:48 am
papertiger makes a good point. We can’t elect Donald Trump president because he didn’t come to the defense of Ted Cruz’s wife.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:51 am
Cruz Supporter for the win. (Or F*** The Wig. Either way.)nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:53 am
papertiger,Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:57 am
Just a few days ago, weren’t you the one (or was it ropelight?) accusing Ted Cruz of wanting “to re-invade the Middle East”? But now you’re characterizing him as someone who will allow Harriet Nelson or June Cleaver to rot in an Iranian prison because he’ll totally drag his feet about calling in the Marines.
NK, they are not merely humorless, they are classless.SPQR (a3a747) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:15 am
Not a Trump fan in anyway, but just who male or female has he, you know “assaulted”?
I mean, he’s an asshole with a sewer mouth, but assault?Donald (769feb) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:24 am
What goes around comes around.DNF (755a85) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:24 am
Now is a good time to point out that every proposal for “campaign finance reform” gives more power to biased and sleazy media, like the National Enquirer, because it doesn’t limit their ability to spread “news” about a candidate, it just limits the candidate’s ability to respond.NickM (bcc32b) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:28 am
Anthony Kennedy said that too, NickM, talking about Citizens United and how it had pissed-off the media (I think he actually referred to the NYT) because it infringed on their monopoly (his word).nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:32 am
Oh, and no one believes that a Rubio ally would go to the Trump fanboy site Breitbart with an anti-Cruz story.NickM (bcc32b) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:32 am
Breitbart would have immediately run that as a story about Rubio spreading smears. They hate him at least as much as they do Cruz.
I wonder if there’s a clause in the party rules about “bringing the party into disrepute” or moral turpitude. If so, maybe Trump should just be disqualified, his delegates released and all former contestants invited to reapply. Let him run third party; can’t be any worse than what we have now.Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:33 am
I am starting to think the two resident Trumpers are trying to sound stupid.Gerald A (7c7ffb) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:33 am
190. I do 90% of my shopping at WalMart, generally the one on the good side of the metro where I never meet the local residents I know, elsewhere encountering them weekly. The other store, in the homeless district, I commonly see someone I either know personally or have talked to at one time or another. Shelf stock doeDNF (755a85) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:33 am
223. “I am starting to think the two resident Trumpers are trying to sound stupid.”
They have company.DNF (755a85) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:36 am
How many of you haven’t slept with Ted Cruz?papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:39 am
Show of hands.
We shouldn’t want low priced junk like that made in America. Such manufacturing jobs would be very low paying, low skill, minimum wage type jobs. If it’s even possible to reestablish large numbers of those kinds of jobs that began disappearing 50-60 years ago. Only fools want policies designed to recreate such jobs.Gerald A (7c7ffb) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:41 am
Again, much of this governmentally sourced ‘GDP’ is double counting so any good news in the data is swallowed up in FAIL.
But little minds are engrossed in self-righteous gossip. Carry on.DNF (755a85) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:42 am
Donald Trump tweets immediately to protect the reputation of his wife. On the other hand, Ted Cruz verifies what other people say, considers his response, and personally appears and addresses the press and public. Which is more Presidential?DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:42 am
So all of you then?
Heh.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:42 am
Complaining that Cruz didn’t come to Trump’s wife’s defense quickly enough, while Trump actually attacks Cruz’s wife, doesn’t sound remarkably stupid to you? If so then it says something about you.Gerald A (7c7ffb) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:43 am
Trump attacks when attacked.
The arrow of time is giving many Teddites a problem today.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:50 am
Good one, papertiger. Know any fart jokes?nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:51 am
— What does Trump say when he farts?
— Cruz did it.
I realize you like Trumps willingness to shoot from the hip, papertiger. It is emotionally satisfying. Can you think of any reason why it might not be wise?DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:52 am
Your story is mutating as we go. I thought the problem is Ted didn’t defend Trump’s wife quickly enough. Now it’s that Ted actually attacked her.Gerald A (7c7ffb) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:54 am
231. “The heart is utterly deceitful above all things”
You are dust.
228. The shrinking middle-class retains the bulk of its savings and any investment in its homes.
And the barista/waiter/truckfarmer economy has peaked, automation will radically reduce even the part-time jobs we, the hoi polloi, live on.
Fat cats meanwhile wax on about civility. May your neighborhood burn on embers carried from the city.DNF (755a85) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:57 am
The thing is Trump has a sense of proportion. He responds to a UK tabloid accusation of Trump infidelity with an American tabloid accusation of Cruz infidelity.
He responds to an attack on his wife with a threat to Cruz to nip this in the bud.
Trump is a more measured and thoughtful man fresh out of bed than Cruz is after a board room huddle.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:02 am
Trump responds immediately and forcefully but show me why you say he is “measured and thoughtful.”DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:05 am
Well the daily basilisk is one cut above denton, with these things.narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:05 am
I think you’ve mixed up Ted and Trump.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:06 am
Like zod has become doomsday.narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:06 am
History books will annotate the death in 2016 of the national GOP thusly:
“It needed killing”.DNF (755a85) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:08 am
Was Trump measured and thoughtful in New Hampshire?DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:08 am
Proportion. Not picking a fight but not shying away either.
Think about it.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:09 am
What in Cruz’s behavior do you see that doesn’t say thoughtless and haphazard?papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:11 am
Meanwhile the molenbeek cell reaches out to birmingham,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:12 am
I am thinking about it. Is it proportional to tell supporters to hurt protesters instead of leaving security to Trump’s security people? Are the supporters who have been arrested at Trump rallies for punching protesters getting good advice from a measured, thoughtful Trump?DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:12 am
241. Query: Where might we go to find the significance of 1437H 13, date of the Brussels bombing.
You said it was in some sense auspicious but I haven’t the google skill to unearth this to date.
I have people wDNF (755a85) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:13 am
248. Millenials dear to me who travel as their raison de etre and wish to have a bit more info.DNF (755a85) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:15 am
nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:48 am
Pure comedy gold, sir.felipe (56556d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:18 am
How is Cruz measured and thoughtful? Cruz has a campaign ground game in every state, he has a data analytics system on par with Obama’s – the only Republican that has one, he has a network of supporters in every county, and he is prepared for a brokered convention. He also investigated and fired staff in the Carson kerfluffle, unlike Trump who never sees two sides to any issue. Trump is thoughtless and haphazard. He delights in it, and so do his supporters.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:18 am
And yet it’s the Trump rallies that resemble ’63 Birmingham.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:21 am
Its the martyrdom of a Shia proohet, I thought I made that clear.narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:22 am
Emotion is important is an election but is it important in a President? Don’t you really want a right-wing Obama? Have the guts to admit it, paoertiger.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:23 am
This man is Obama in conservative clothing and you love that. Admit it.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:24 am
Autocorrect is dark magic, 13 Humana (the second one)narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:24 am
So again, the complaint is that Cruz is actually attacking Trump’s wife, not that he didn’t defend her quickly enough.
Or is that complaint simply null and void, now that the absurdity of complaining that he didn’t defend her quickly enough when Trump actually assaults Cruz’s wife has been noted?
Or are you mixing two different things together here, tabloid accusations and attacks on wives, and blending them together into some kind of unintelligible mush?Gerald A (7c7ffb) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:25 am
Rotella has some remarks, in pro publica about the big story lost in this foodfight.narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:26 am
and wasn’t it just the other day Ted Cruz was being praised for genuine emotion.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:27 am
His reflexes and the like.
Should have said “and the complaint simply null and void” etc.Gerald A (7c7ffb) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:30 am
Stop chasing that ambulance it’s a lemonnarciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:30 am
I acknowledged the importance of emotion, papertiger. Will you acknowledge you want a President like Obama? Someone who wants to get even?DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:34 am
I like Cruz because he appeals to reason and doesn’t try to constantly manipulate our emotions. You like Trump because he is skilled at manipulating the emotions of his supporters and his opponents, like Obama. It’s obvious at this point that this is Trump’s appeal, and it is appealing after 8 years of manipulative Obama.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:37 am
The thin-skinned pettiness displayed by Trump is sickening, while Cruz’s voice and face do the opposite of what the current occupant of the White House elicited from those people (including more than a few Republicans) who loved his winsome smile and nicely creased pants.
Hideous Hillary, meanwhile, rattles on, as the independents and, of course, by-default Democrats/liberals favoring her in November and some of the Republican elite preferring her over Trump — who say absolutely nothing about instead preferring Cruz over Trump — are the shape of the US presidential election in 2016.
Ultimately, the one vote that sensible Americans will end up having to depend upon is voting with their feet and the moving van. Only problem is growing swathes of America and much of rest of the world are not ideal for common-sense oriented people who’d love to have sincere pride in their country, either as natives or transplants, and true confidence in the electorate all around them.Mark (23b32d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:39 am
Heh. It is rare that I even click on HuffPo but … http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-abrams/heidi-cruz-should-challen_b_9550840.html (Heidi Cruz should challenge Melania Trump to a debate.)nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:45 am
I’m starting to feel my reactions are unnaturally blunted.
I do not get this crazed gauntlet slapdown for wife defense. The men have gone crazy.SarahW (67599f) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:47 am
Jack Shafer has gotten more foolish since he left slate, temple level.narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:48 am
The March against fear has been canceled, guess the reason.narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:50 am
NK, I am now stoopider for having clicked that link.felipe (56556d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:51 am
the tweeters are baleful and one day the children will google them
my name is inigo montoyahappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:53 am
It is not foolish to defend one’s spouse, SarahW, but it is normal to get burnout when our emotions are constantly on high. That is what Trump is doing to the GOP electorate. He does it so that we won’t care about his foibles. The risk he runs is that we won’t care about Hillary’s either.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:53 am
I would appreciate a response, papertiger.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:54 am
I’m not apologizing. The warning was right there in blue letters. huffingtonpost.comnk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:54 am
That was also my first visit to “Huffpo”, so thanks for popping my…uh, bubble, yeah.felipe (56556d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:55 am
I do not get this crazed gauntlet slapdown for wife defense. The men have gone crazy.
“They” have not gone crazy. Trump has hit Cruz where he’s vulnerable : his family. Cruz has not done likewise to Trump. He is defending that with whom I believe he feels he was charged to protect and defend when he made his vows to Heidi Cruz. What that shows me, is that there is something more intrinsically valuable and worth protecting than the office of the presidency. This is a testament to character and taking his profession of love for her seriously. Can the same be said of Trump’s character? No. Rather Trump didn’t seek to protect his wife – rather he used her as a tool of convenience in contest where the prize is worth more to him than the women he professes to love. That weakness of character will go with him into the White House. His promises and commitments are clearly limited to how they serve him at any given minute.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:59 am
You are right, the warning was there. I’m a big boy.felipe (56556d) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:59 am
He’s actually just showing his deep contempt for his sycophants by continuing to make them slobber in Pavlovian response to the idiocy of the day. He knows his marks and he knows how to keep them slobbering. If the general election could be limited to those who enjoy watching reality TV while thumbing through the National Enquirer, the Trump Unicorn would fly to victory.Rick Ballard (9cd867) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:02 am
I’m sorry, felipe.nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:06 am
“Fat cats meanwhile wax on about civility. May your neighborhood burn on embers carried from the city.”
DNF (755a85) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:57 am
Terminator 7: Rise of teh Chicken Littles (Hoi Pullet)Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:07 am
No worries, nk. Still, SNL should jump on the idea.felipe (56556d) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:13 am
DNF & Colonel:
We who are about to fry, solute you!felipe (56556d) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:15 am
Heidi: A simplification of the tax code with a flat tax of 16% will provide a net increase in revenue of $175 billion annually with a concomitant growth of 3% of the economy as demonstrated ….
Melania: Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breath out … Ooh, shiny!nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:22 am
Except Heidi’s hubs is for fair tax. And the least thing this country needs is another co-president.
Its also not really fair to Melania, who educated with at least one degree in art and architecture, multilingual, and is the sort of polished socialite quite capable of assuming the duties of a national hostess for dignitaries and do-gooders.
I think stop it with the wives already.SarahW (67599f) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:36 am
“hit Cruz where he’s vulnerable”
That sounds weird. Like there is something especially wrong with his family.SarahW (67599f) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:38 am
See, all this jousting for fair maidens is striking me as a masculine thing. I am next to not interested in it, except for the accompanying theatrics. Which I could actually do without.SarahW (67599f) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:39 am
Can I just make this disclaimer that I am hoping for escape from a Trump nomination? And fwiw I still suspect he is a Clinton Stalking horse.SarahW (67599f) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:41 am
Being in love with Trump means he never has to say he’s sorry.
Lordy, what a cult.
Re the Cruz allegations (if we can call them that): I’ve always wondered why Rubio hasn’t endorsed him? He clearly loathes Trump so why the reluctance? It’s either Cruz or Trump.SteveMG (0f086c) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:45 am
“hit Cruz where he’s vulnerable”
That sounds weird. Like there is something especially wrong with his family.
No, SarahW, it’s not because there is something wrong with his family, it’s because his family is everything to him. Rather like Trump who blew up when SOMEBODY OTHER THAN TED CRUZ used his wife as a negative tool in the presidential race. Further, I think what’s weird is a man who reacts with great anger to that OTHER PERSON WHO IS NOT TED CRUZ who used his wife that way, but also chose to use her looks as a tool in a presidential campaign.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:47 am
it’s because his family is everything to him
he lived apart from his family for like a year didn’t hehappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:49 am
Hey, felipe! A beautiful Saturday here, hope yours is, as well!Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:49 am
Yours too, DNF.Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:50 am
yes yes he lived apart from his family for several years actuallyhappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 12:01 pm
Trump is a disgrace. From the “lyinTed” to his support of the Enquirer, he shows a lack of grace and civilized behavior. Perhaps this is the Trump that Ben Carson supports. It’s not a man that I can support and that’s without all the progressive baggage that Trump carries.jkstewart2 (a8ca85) — 3/26/2016 @ 12:05 pm
this article which is on the internet says specifically that ted lived away from heidi for seven yearshappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 12:06 pm
that’s almost like if you’d lived away from your family through the entire obama presidency to this pointhappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 12:07 pm
one of turd crud’s girl friends is a tranny!cruz is a pervert (11cc10) — 3/26/2016 @ 12:37 pm
alleged Mr. pervert
at this point all these allegations are unsubstantiatedhappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 12:40 pm
One allegation that is accurate is Patterico’s, Mr. Feet.
You should consider not being a jackwagon.
But you persist. It’s not about truth. It’s about something far darker.Simon Jester (2708f4) — 3/26/2016 @ 12:53 pm
one of cuz’s girl friends was on can.cruz is a pervert (11cc10) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:04 pm
you cuddle like a cactus you is charming as an eel, mr. feet
you a bad bananer
with a greasy black peel!happyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:12 pm
tranny say cruz likes waterspouts!cruz is a pervert (11cc10) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:27 pm
I’m heavily medicated, so I don’t dislike anyone on this board… well except that cruz is a pervert person who has managed to cut through at least two prescription drugs and one “off label”.steveg (fed1c9) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:34 pm
Not understanding how come if people think hf is so bad, they don’t just ignore him.
He dislikes Sarah Palin, trannies, haggis taco fusion cusine, and maybe Cruz.
He rarely says anything bad about anyone on this board.
Personally, I was traumatized by one of his recipes and will never, ever use a slow cooker again
Responding angrily to hf is like tearing apart all the furniture in the living room because you saw a non poisonous spider run under the couch.
Aren’t the Cruzes fortunate to live in a time where there is easy travel and communication, happyfeet? My father worked away from home to provide for his family until I was in middle school but, unlike the Cruz family, he didn’t get to fly home to see us every weekend or call every night. We couldn’t afford to do tgat, so we often went months without seeing him and weeks without talking to him.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:35 pm
Whats a waterspout?
My dominatrix says its something that’d cost me two liters of vitamin water and $250.steveg (fed1c9) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:39 pm
But that might just be a local thing
You remind me of my oldest son. He is always fun and quick-witted, but he is hilarious when he is medicated. That aside, I hope you are okay.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:40 pm
#303steveg (fed1c9) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:44 pm
That is hard. You seem to have turned out OK… well, more than OK… it always breaks my heart to see absent or distant dads.
My dad traveled a lot, month here , six weeks there, and it was hard on all six of us, but my younger sister missed him the most
the Cruz’s they had quite a bit of choice in the matter with respect to their decision to live apart
for seven years
me personally i think a guy can pick up a lot of bad habits in seven years and might be tempted to cultivate a veneer of pronounced religiosity for to compensate
it starts where you download one of them sex apps (oh my goodness)
next thing you know you swipin left you swipin right
and then it’s women and it’s sinnin and it’s alcohol
it’s everything the Bible says’ll make a man fallhappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:45 pm
other congenial non poisonous spiders are include
Charlottehappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:48 pm
that’s all i gothappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:49 pm
The weather here is great, Colonel, thanks! A wonderful and blessed Easter to all! Stay warm, Gary and all you other Northerners.
Just a few hours to, but, Alleluia, He is risen!felipe (56556d) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:51 pm
it’s freaking gorgeous here in Chicago I’m stuck inside cleaning today but all the windows are openhappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:52 pm
I suppose it depends on the person. My parents grew up in the Depression and they were grateful my father had a stable job that paid well and provided for our family. We thought we were lucky and I still feel that way about my childhood.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:54 pm
Indeed, felipe. This is the best time of the year.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:55 pm
Good character is what takes people through challenging times, happyfeet. It pays off in many ways. Bad character shows through, too.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 1:57 pm
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, happy feet. Distance doesn’t preclude having one’s greatest dog spot be their family.Dana (37f695) — 3/26/2016 @ 2:00 pm
it doesn’t do anyone any good you guys to not even acknowledge that the unusual biography of the cruz people lends itself to a narrative
and that the unknown person or persons who are peddling these unsubstantiated allegations may be taking advantage of that
the article above came out at the end of January of this year
the other mainstream press pieces I’ve found (nyt, wapo) what pre-date that one are much less front and center with the salient facts what lend themselves to malicious interpretations
this one shouts out the seven years thing in the headline
i don’t think that’s an accidenthappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 2:16 pm
the article above came out at the end of January of this year (the one from theweek)happyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 2:16 pm
Omg. Dog should be “most tender spot”!!!Dana (37f695) — 3/26/2016 @ 2:16 pm
oh. i thought that was some kind of quaint regionalismhappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 2:17 pm
when we were little we’d live with mom in an rv on the coast for the summer at a lil place in rockport
they had two pools and golf and shuffleboards and different billiards tables and we would go crabbing and have crab and cornbreads at least once a week, sometimes with lil bits of breaded perch too
there was a sea wall you could walk out on and visit the porpoises, as long as mom wasn’t watching
and different neighbors and family friends and church friends would make appearances of different lengths
and dad would come down on the weekend
this was before them sex apps came out thoughhappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 2:22 pm
is still there with a new restaurant where you can eat if you get hungryhappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 2:29 pm
We spent every summer in my aunt’s house on the beach at Rockport. I loved going crabbing.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:11 pm
My parents were faithful despite being apart, and we had a wonderful family and extended family. I don’t see anything unusual about the Cruzes or the choices they’ve made.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:14 pm
such a wonderful town i’m a go back there next time i get in my scoot scoot and just gethappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:15 pm
That is the American dream, to make the most of your opportunities and try to make a better life for your family and your children.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:18 pm
DRJ, there is not anything unusual. Especially compared to the other quite sleazy fellow.
If the Orange Toupee simply quit tweeting out these silly comments late at night, he might *seem* more like a careful leader. Instead, he is just Biff Tannen with worse hair: a bully, a liar, and poltroon.Simon Jester (2708f4) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:21 pm
that ben sasse should be more classe
all these tacky tweeters he been doing!
some people they just don’t understand social mediahappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:24 pm
Ben Sasse has been cornfuzed by the rinocrats.mg (31009b) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:42 pm
plus all he’s doing is perpetuating the discussion about the alleged mistresseshappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:45 pm
Jim Webb endorses Trump. The former Democrat candidate for President rejected fellow Democrat party members running for the White House and endorsed Republican front runner Donald Trump.ropelight (9169c9) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:46 pm
Mr. Webb thank you for stepping forward
thank you for standing up for freedomhappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:47 pm
Webb endorsed a Democrat. Donald Trump is a Democrat. He’s also a Lying Leftist, a disease, a cult leader, and evil to the core. His cheerleaders can all go to Sheol.John Hitchcock (517d9d) — 3/26/2016 @ 3:56 pm
Let me know when Harry Reid does.nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 4:07 pm
Wasserman-Schultz flips to Trumpsteveg (fed1c9) — 3/26/2016 @ 4:34 pm
the article I mentioned up thread,
he was a paris correspondent for the dog trainer, who is unexpectedly good at these things,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 4:37 pm
OK. Let me get this straight. Everybody in Washington hates Cruz except the ladies and all the people that hate him kept this big secret until when he started to catch Trump in Wisconsin. Is that what I’m supposed to believe?crazy (cde091) — 3/26/2016 @ 4:41 pm
it’s a good question
it’s hard to separate out what’s plausible from what’s implausible (or improbable)
but with senators anything is possible so you have to try and stay objective
they’re not like you and mehappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 4:47 pm
it’s totally unplausible, it’s the old game of telephone, full of anonymous phantoms,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 4:51 pm
Yes, crazy. Washington DC, a town known for gossip and not being able to keep a secret, somehow managed to keep quiet about the half-dozen or so beautiful women having affairs with Cruz right under everyone’s noses. Fortunately Cruz is as beloved in DC as Teddy Kennedy, so everyone kept quiet until that upstart Trump or one of his friends let it slip to the noble folks at the National Enquirer.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 5:00 pm
I know he uncovered the hamas phone banks for obama, but what credit is that,
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/03/26/exclusive-top-jihadist-brussels-paris-are-rehearsals-for-big-attack-inside-u-s/narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 5:06 pm
lotta healthy skepticism herehappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 5:08 pm
Fortunately Cruz is as beloved in DC as Teddy Kennedy
Too funny. This is right up there with W’s secret plan to bring down the World Trade Center and fake 4 hijackings because his administration was notorious for being able to keep a secret.Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/26/2016 @ 5:47 pm
yes it’s quite ludicrous speed even, but those who break bowls, will not be given a berth,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 5:49 pm
Those who break bowels will not be given birth? What does that even mean?John Hitchcock (517d9d) — 3/26/2016 @ 5:52 pm
there should be a musical called Cruz what tells the story of the rise and fall of this interesting person
i think chelsea handler would make an awesome heidi
and for cruz maybe Andrew Scott could play him (he’s not scared of playing nude scenes)
cyndi lauper can do the musics cause of this would be a good follow up for her after kinky boots
maybe we could crowdsource this?
thoughts?happyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:06 pm
This Ted Cruz character is nailing every chicky spox between here and Brussels. Friendly and enemy camps. I’m totally abandoning Trump for this guy. I bet he got Melania. One late night when Trump was pecking away hard on the twitternet, dude climbed the ivy at Trump mansion. You know that happened, even if you don’t want to admit it.jcurtis (5aa26e) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:08 pm
I know you’re being sarcastic pikachu, but somewhat like hamilton, who was hitting his stride at about the same age,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:08 pm
You don’t want to hear them.nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:09 pm
It’s also as far-fetched as the alleged conspiracy between the Bushes and the Hinckleys to assassinate President Reagan, enabling GHW Bush to then ascend to the White House. Entrusting a mentally ill young man such as John Hinckley Jr to shoot the President, then keep it a secret, is a real stretch. I mean, kooky.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:09 pm
Mr happyfeet, you’re casting Andrew Scott (who?) and ’80s icon Cyndi Lauper, but you had no idea who Garry Shandling was? Wut?Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:11 pm
So you were bought off by the CIA too, eh, Cruz Supporter? How long have you been in the pay of the Trilateral Commission?nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:12 pm
nonono Cyndi’s just gonna do the songs she’s not in it herself personallyhappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:12 pm
Andrew Scott he’s the new hotness you probably already seen him a couple timeshappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:13 pm
moriarty on sherlock, and the second villain in spectre, yes it’s from the same place that the cia murdered lennon, by desensitizing chapman in beirut,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:14 pm
If Senator Sasse intends to continue plumbing the depths of Trump’s depravity, he should consider looking into long term rental rates on a bathysphere. He’s barely scraping the surface at this point.Rick Ballard (d73667) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:16 pm
nk, I admit it appears strange that I drive a Maserati and have a vacation home in Vail despite my modest salary as a postal clerk, but that’s because my late Uncle Mike left me money. It has nothing to do with the pay-offs from Langley.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:22 pm
Mr happyfeet, it sounds like you’re expecting Cyndi Lauper to write the obvious song entitled, “Senators Just Want to Have Fun.”Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:24 pm
good call Mr. Supporter
i smell tonyhappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:26 pm
now you gave it away, cs
this guy is the same age as ted,
and he’s handled sober roles before,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:29 pm
Wake up in the middle of the night.nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:29 pm
My cell leader says, “It’s time to give up your life”.
“Oh, Abdul habibi, suicide belts are no fun
And guerillas just want to have guns.
Oh, yeah, guerillas just want to have guns.”
Maybe Tony should take a bath.John Hitchcock (517d9d) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:29 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu6HJDYWf68John Hitchcock (517d9d) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:31 pm
of course, they would never cast benito, they would probably cast george lopez or some other ridiculous choice,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:37 pm
narciso, yeah, that Benito Martinez could play him. Same age, as you say.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:46 pm
nk, I like the “Guerrillas Just Want to Have Fun” lyrics.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:47 pm
It could be an explosive song. As the teenagers would say, “It’s ‘da bomb!”
one could also also update, don henley’s ‘all she wants to do is dance’narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:49 pm
“There’s somethin’ happenin’ here,
what it is, ought to be clear,
There’s a man with a bomb over there,
tellin’ me I’ve got to beware”.
But it is too real and dark to be a sarcastic song, not sure if making it a serious song is appropriate, either.MD in Philly (at the moment not in Philly) (a8334e) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:52 pm
Trump the unelectable
The article makes exactly the point I’ve made about why other cases of people who trailed at this stage against the presumptive general election opponent and won don’t apply to Trump.Gerald A (7c7ffb) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:54 pm
so he was the son of that kennedy, who was 20 years old then,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 6:56 pm
Good link, Gerald A. I recommend it to all Trumpazoa. (I know, I know, “Lalalalala, we can’t hear you”.)nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:03 pm
“Trumpazoa,” nk? I think that does a gross disservice to amoebae everywhere.
The mind boggles at different trumpish protists. If only I had photoshop skills.
Maybe a Stentor-Trump fusion, because of his stentorian tendencies. Nothing if not loud, with a microscopic level of class.
But that made me smile on a sad night. Thank you.Simon Jester (c8876d) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:20 pm
Your father, Simon?nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:26 pm
340. “[They] wouldn’t believe it. It took a Nipponized bit of the Chicago El to tell [them].”DNF (755a85) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:32 pm
Things is getting real:DNF (755a85) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:39 pm
If you think that’s real, I have some magical pixie dust that keeps away the boogieman that I could let you have at a good price just for you.nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:45 pm
375. Bluster.DNF (755a85) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:53 pm
Well, yes, that’s exactly what it is by some Trumpoop with internet. Where did you find it, anyway?nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:57 pm
oh my goodness candy wrappershappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 7:58 pm
Do you condone such a type of threat by Anonymous?Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:01 pm
Dear Mr. Trump if you do not exit the race within 4 hrs and 20 minutes from receipt of this message I will publish that video I have of you molesting a chicken on my Facebook page which I promise will go viral I have a lot of Facebook and some of them have Twitter accounts and YouTube accounts and you will be sorry if you do not do what I say I am serious and really mean it and that video does exist and shows the chicken and you better just think about it because you really have a lot to lose and I’m not somebody you can fool with and God Bless America.not known (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:03 pm
Did it come from Zerohedge? It has a post on the Cruz-Anonymous story. Here is Wiki’s entry for Zerohedge.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:05 pm
That was supposed to be I have a lot of Facebook friends and don’t think that you can fool with me just because I made a typo because everybody makes typos on the internet and all best regards because I really love America.not known (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:06 pm
“Zerohedge. For when you suspect Alex Jones is a KGB agent.”nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:10 pm
I imagine that if Anonymous really had the goods, they wouldn’t give Cruz an “ultimatum” to withdraw from the race—they’d just release the stuff.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:16 pm
Dear nk @372. Yes, my electronic friend. Thank you for your kind thoughts.
It’s part of life, but it is difficult.
Apologies for mentioning it.Simon Jester (2708f4) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:22 pm
Not at all. I know. My brothers and I watched my mother go through it for twelve years.nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:30 pm
Watch your own health going through this for the sake of your other loved ones.nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:33 pm
I’m sorry Simon.DRJ (15874d) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:45 pm
sorry to hear that simon,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:47 pm
Yes, no apology necessary,MD in Philly (at the moment not in Philly) (a8334e) — 3/26/2016 @ 8:54 pm
and if offered, will not be accepted.
Now, there’s talk of 3 more babes, and the FCC looking into a big money pay-off from Cruz campaign funds. Nothing documented.ropelight (9169c9) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:00 pm
FEC = Federal Elections Commission.ropelight (9169c9) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:01 pm
Talk is cheap and nobody should know that better than someone who listens to Trump but unfortunately ….nk (dbc370) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:03 pm
ropelight, there’s also been “talk” that Elvis is still alive. But nothing’s documented.Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:06 pm
right up there with tupac, right,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:09 pm
Rally with Senator Ted Cruz & Special Guest Carly Fiorina in Rothschild, Wisconsin on Monday, March 28, 2016happyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:13 pm
This is for you, narciso.
Comments? Extra points for still more humor.Simon Jester (325754) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:14 pm
the inquisitr is the kind of paper jonah jameson would edit,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:18 pm
Cruz has to take the same approach as this fellow. Hang in there and on for dear life: http://youtu.be/qOkalW6krEsColonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:19 pm
Some of the undocumented talk involves a $50,000 hush money pay-off from Cruz’s campaign to Carly Fiorina’s campaign to keep his affair with Sarah Isgur Flores (Fiorina’s campaign manager) quiet.
The transfer of campaign funds is what triggered the FEC investigation.ropelight (9169c9) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:23 pm
Well, narciso, I thought since we were talking about unsubstantiated rumors, why not?
I mean, alien Grays don’t have any hair. I suspect DT (oh, wait, I just got it: “DT” as in delirium tremens) might be of great interest to them.Simon Jester (325754) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:25 pm
I’m waiting for the Goaul’d endorsement, I figure Bernie is a lock,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:30 pm
More hard hitting journalism.
https://www.ncscooper.com/donald-trumps-hair-is-really-an-alien-spider/Simon Jester (325754) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:38 pm
the enquirer stopped being funny, quite some years ago,
http://www.nationalenquirer.com/true-crime/exclusive-2nd-gunman-named-jfk-assassination/narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 9:42 pm
You know, I have another theory about DT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy56TwODgzsSimon Jester (325754) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:01 pm
among the objectionable parts of that piece, is they cite a very brave man, the late tony cuesta, who can’t rebut this slander, in another instance, they resurrected that crazy marita lorenz’s deluaion,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:05 pm
Herminio Diaz Garcia wasn’t on the grassy knoll, he was on the second floor of the Dal-Tex building.ropelight (9169c9) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:09 pm
I rest my case, ladies and gentlemen of the jury,narciso (732bc0) — 3/26/2016 @ 10:21 pm
Some of the undocumented talk involves a $50,000 hush money pay-off from Cruz’s campaign to Carly Fiorina’s campaign to keep his affair with Sarah Isgur Flores (Fiorina’s campaign manager) quiet.
i thought it was a half milhappyfeet (831175) — 3/26/2016 @ 11:41 pm
The Ted Cruz PAC Keep The Promise I was set up by NY financier Robert Mercer to benefit Ted Cruz. It gave $500,000 to a Carly Fiorina PAC on June 18, 2015, triggering an FEC inquiry. Mercer has supported Cruz, Jindal and Fiorina. The donation to Fiorina’s PAC came at a time when her PAC was low on campaign funds.
The FEC gave the Keep The Promise I PAC until October 21, 2015, to clarify the donation and has taken no further action since then, so the inquiry must have been resolved to the FEC’s satisfaction. As mentioned at the first link, this is not unprecedented. A Michele Bachmann PAC gave money to Mitt Romney in the 2012 campaign.DRJ (15874d) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:11 am
Under the terms of Cruz’s Keep The Promise family of PACs, the donors retain control of the funds and can do with them as they please.DRJ (15874d) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:19 am
You trying to confuse people with facts, DRJ?nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:26 am
Happy Easter!nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:27 am
Happy Easter, nk!DRJ (15874d) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:51 am
Rotella’s work on Brussels:
Not a fan of his style.DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:58 am
Well he had relevant insights on paris,narciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:00 am
Here’s some history on anonymous’ blunders:
National Enquirer has a mostly laughable record but some contrarian brilliance.DNF (ffe548) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:15 am
416. I’m barely started on the reading.DNF (ffe548) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:19 am
Those who protest too much, and fail to file lawsuits only fan the flames of further investigations.
Cruz is blaming Donald Trump when nearly every reporter on TV says the Rubio campaign has been shopping the Philandering Ted story for months. Yet, Cruz is exclusively focused on Trump, even though Trump has categorically denied any involvement. Where’s the sense of that?
Additionally, why hasn’t Ted Cruz filed a lawsuit against the National Enquirer? That too would seem like a logical step, except if Ted has a few somethings he doesn’t want subject to the discovery process.
Enquiring minds want to know. Closed minds attack the messenger.ropelight (b38dc1) — 3/27/2016 @ 7:14 am
Why hasn’t Trump filed a suit against me? Because he’s afraid that I do have the pictures of him in a French maid outfit in a Slovenian brothel getting whipped by a dominatrix, that’s why.nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 7:19 am
The National Enquirer is owned by a Trump supporter, the only person named in the article describes himself as the “ultimate Trump loyalist” and the timing helps Trump, not Rubio.DRJ (15874d) — 3/27/2016 @ 7:19 am
What concerns me deeply is whether the gambit everyone is all in over is just some red meat carrion tossed to the base to get them on board with Bushism as usual.
Abolishing the IRS by means of a flat tax would be a great, game-changing coup, but is it practicable? Can it be accomplished via this Congress wholly owned by the single party conglomerate?
The end result of the Reagan presidency was more government. I see nothing approaching that ‘revolution’ in the offing in particular because America has changed drastically. Reagan’s pragmatic optimism is nowhere inculcated in the masses. We are all playing our neighbor with verisimilitudes of ‘principle’, ‘integrity’ and the ‘Truth’.
How can mediocrity and dissipation father greatness?DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 7:27 am
I thought we learned in the ’90s nobody cares if “it’s just about sex” or does that just apply to Clintonistas?crazy (cde091) — 3/27/2016 @ 7:29 am
I just see our forum as a collection of old-timers no longer willing to do the work of being relevant.
The easy fix is a mirage.DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 7:32 am
NATO and America leading from behind:
The Wolfowitz doctrine.DNF (ffe548) — 3/27/2016 @ 7:40 am
Watch this space:DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 7:57 am
DNF, that’s the Clinton-Obama Doctrine which shares little with what Wolfowitz had in mind when developing planning guidance for the role of American power and influence in a post-Soviet world.crazy (cde091) — 3/27/2016 @ 8:04 am
The US, NATO, Brussels, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are in alliance to use terrorism in the proxy war against Syria, Russia and China.
A case could be made that sticking our noses into Hussein’s Iraq, led by the Butcher of Baghdad, was understandable. But sticking our noses into Assad’s Syria? What the hell is that all about?
Bashar al-Assad is no saint and neither was Muammar Gaddafi and Gaddafi’s Libya (“We came, we saw, he died,” chortled Hillary). But the concept of the US returning to a form of principled isolationism looks better and better as each day goes by.Mark (23b32d) — 3/27/2016 @ 8:11 am
Stacy Keach in his finest role, Simon!Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/27/2016 @ 8:18 am
It would explain wat the heck is going on with the Orange Coif!Simon Jester (325754) — 3/27/2016 @ 8:30 am
ropelight, what are your thoughts about the alleged Loch Ness Monster?Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/27/2016 @ 9:45 am
The conspiracy nut Blubonnet just said “enquiring minds want to know”, which comes straight from the rag that makes its money proving PT Barnum correct: There is a fool born every minute.
A rag that doesn’t even qualify as a news magazine, which is owned by a Trump loyalist produces a piece of trash that quotes “the ultimate” Trump loyalist pushing an agenda to try to destroy the only Republican that can defeat the Lying Leftist Donald Trump, and Blubonnet eats it up, wallows in it, and demands everyone else wallow in it, too.
No, Bicth, I am not going to applaud while you sing your grade-school erotica with your mouth full of Trump excrement.John Hitchcock (0ad150) — 3/27/2016 @ 9:52 am
And the lesson, Mark is red queen knew exactly was tesponsible, eyes on rather people.narciso (df834f) — 3/27/2016 @ 9:54 am
trump is the word it’s the word that you heard it’s got groove and also it’s got feeling
advantage: Mr. The Donaldhappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 10:14 am
Does Ted Cruz even remotely look/seem/come across like the sort of man that would be comporting himself in this manner?
Not in a million years…Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/27/2016 @ 10:48 am
No need to hold back Hitchcock, your lack of civility is well documented, as is your descent into the dark depths of political hatred. Your comments here prove that’s beyond dispute, so there’s no need to restrain yourself, go right ahead and reveal the truth of your substandard self.ropelight (b38dc1) — 3/27/2016 @ 10:54 am
Ok Foreign Policy status quo thru 2017-2020 is met with crickets. No one cares, let McCain and Graham handle it.
What about Monetary Policy?
The Fed is eager to increase core inflation to somehow corral public debt but with China threatening to bury us with a 40% downgrade they are petrified with indecision. For a world currency to take itself voluntarily out of circulation is suicide.
Status quo for that too? What about fiscal policy. Yep, thought so. You people posture seriously but its just a facade.DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 10:57 am
failmerica needed to deleverage instead it went Full Food Stamp
and now people think it’s a choice between second ballot harvardtrash and Mr. Trump
but oh my goodness
the only thing in the whirl you can do is stop hillary
she’s telling you precisely how she wants to rape you
how viciously and uncaringly
and she’s telling you how bad you want it and you nod and nod and say yes yes baybee pls to nevertrump me good
but deep down you know it’s wrong
deep down you know
but you can’t stop yourselfhappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:03 am
Colonel, Ted Cruz looks and sounds like the same sort of Doctor Jekyll as Jim Baker, Jimmy Swaggart, John Edwards, Bill Clinton, and Eliot Spitzer. It’s almost always these holier than thou types masquerading as moral scolds and upright family men who turn out to be something quite different than what they portray themselves to be.
I’m not ready to condemn Cruz yet, but I do want to hear from hin wife and the women he was supposedly involved with.ropelight (b38dc1) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:04 am
Pure, Unadulterated Bullsh*t, ropelight. Plain. And. Simple.Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:16 am
In a radio interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross on November 5, 2008, Mickey Edwards said that he had voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 general election.happyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:18 am
Since when has Cruz ever been a moral scold? I’m curious what you think an actual moral and upright family person would look like.Milhouse (87c499) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:19 am
There was never any changing story. The manager reported that the pillow was over his head, i.e. between his head and the headboard; when asked he clarified this.Milhouse (87c499) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:26 am
A belated Happy Not-Being-A-Turk Day, nk. Though if Western European politics had been a bit different back then, it might have been Romanian Independence Day instead.Milhouse (87c499) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:31 am
an actual moral and upright family person would look like someone what cut the spendings not paul ryan who does spendy spendy pervert stuff on the budget right in front of the childrenhappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:34 am
Blubonnet, you used to have a modicum of respectability. Now, even Patterico has no respect for you. So, no, my reactions to you signify no change in my attackdog style. It is your complete loss of respectability that has caused my complete loss of respect for you. I don’t respect those unworthy of respect, such as you, Blubonnet.John Hitchcock (0ad150) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:35 am
A profoundly dishonest, mentally ill Trumpkin wrote above (#439):
This is amoral and disgusting. This is psychotic — out of touch with reality.Beldar (fa637a) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:42 am
The guy who threatens lawsuits with wild abandon, and has lawyers who seem never to have studied law write threatening letters to people, typefies failmerica.Milhouse (87c499) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:50 am
Wow, there’s a credible source.Milhouse (87c499) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:53 am
we got to pray just to make it todayhappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 11:56 am
The source is irrelevant if the accusation is true.ropelight (b38dc1) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:02 pm
So? Why would you want it to be made in America? In what way does an item made in China for an American souvenir business not symbolize us?Milhouse (87c499) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:03 pm
Um, when did he say that?Milhouse (87c499) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:04 pm
What on earth are you talking about? Which of his compatriots has done any slinging, and how did this slowness (to do what?) manifest?Milhouse (87c499) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:06 pm
Liar.Milhouse (87c499) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:06 pm
Mr DNF, if you do not exit this blog in 24 hours, I am going to use my mystical hacker powers to mark all your utility bills for that past decade as unpaid.Kevin M (25bbee) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:09 pm
i’m still trying to get my gas reconnected from when he did it on mehappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:14 pm
Here’s an excerpt from Phil Houston and Don Tennant from Law Newz 3/27/16:ropelight (b38dc1) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:32 pm
OK, now let’s analyze Hillary and Trump. Whatcha think he’ll find?crazy (cde091) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:38 pm
Well, if he takes a good close look at Hillary Clinton he just might find Jimmy Hoffa.ropelight (b38dc1) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:45 pm
Without a reliable source the accusation should be supposed to be false.Milhouse (87c499) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:46 pm
here’s a link to that whole article at #458happyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:49 pm
Yeah, right. And what did Madame Louise see in the stars, or Señora Maria in the tea leaves?Milhouse (87c499) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:49 pm
Mrs Shonks the coffee-reader saysMilhouse (87c499) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:52 pm
Sorry, Simon.mg (31009b) — 3/27/2016 @ 12:56 pm
462. Read it again. It’s more full of qualifiers and weasel words than either the original story or the Cruz denial. IOW it’s hokum.crazy (cde091) — 3/27/2016 @ 1:00 pm
gimme that stuff gimme that stuff gimme that sweet funky stuff
said Mr. Cruz one day, seemingly out of nowheres
“Oh my goodness,” said happy. “That’s so out of character for you Mr. Cruz! I’m not know what to think!”
“Ohmigosh,” said Ted. “I didn’t know you were here happy please don’t pay me any attention it’s been a stressful day defending the Constitutional principles.”
“Would you like a lemon bar Mr. Cruz?” happy asked politely.
“That sounds nummy happy thank you,” said Ted.happyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 1:03 pm
“I’m voting for Donald Trump.” — Said no rational person, ever.John Hitchcock (0ad150) — 3/27/2016 @ 1:05 pm
Here’s Rebecca Savransky’s article in The Hill 3/27/16:ropelight (b38dc1) — 3/27/2016 @ 3:47 pm
ropelight,Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/27/2016 @ 3:51 pm
Donald Trump had full knowledge of the nasty tweets that Donald Trump tweeted.
If Trump said itnk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 3:52 pm
Well there you have it
that scott walker hired this tacky liz mair trashbag retroactively disqualifies his already wholly disqualified loser asshappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 3:53 pm
this is rank foolishness, as I’ve made clear,
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/03/havana_obama_and_the_soppy_greeting_card_war.htmlnarciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 3:56 pm
Some guys like Paula Jones Lookalike Contest winners. There’s no accounting for tastes.nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 3:56 pm
Liz Mair’s Anti-Trump Super PAC Has Same Mailing Address as Carly Fiorina’s Campaign
pls to explainhappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 3:59 pm
that’s the same Carly look at that face Fiorina what’s campaigning with Ted look at that face Cruz in a couple days yes
i don’t even have the comprehension to understand the inexplicability of this whole opaque miasma of confusionhappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:01 pm
and liz works for the azeri govt, at 15K a month,narciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:04 pm
458. Oh, don’t worry I entertain trouble enough, working two jobs, rehabilitating a frozen hip, doing 5-7 crossfit classes and swimming 1000 meters twice per week, and squeezing in good deeds for trailer trash.DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:05 pm
Happyfeet, dump the conspiracy theories. Many PACs use that firm for accounting and filling compliance.SPQR (d7fa7f) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:06 pm
Oh, and happyfeet, quit reading Breitbart. They are actively lying now.SPQR (d7fa7f) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:07 pm
The meaning of Easter, according to Donald Trump:DRJ (15874d) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:11 pm
i don’t understand
they all use the same firm?
that sounds totally not-sketchyhappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:11 pm
happy easter Mr. The Donald!happyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:12 pm
480. Everyone is lying all the time, the trick is to sort thru the dross for the silver. There are no short cuts.DNF (ffe548) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:13 pm
I think that is the mailing address used for/by clients of this fundraising agency that represents several conservative clients.DRJ (15874d) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:14 pm
Or as Donald says, Happy Something.DRJ (15874d) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:15 pm
oh my goodness DRJ found Hydra headquartershappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:15 pm
This entire thread demonstrates the giant problem we have in politics today: narrative uber alles.
The folks who like Trump will accept no criticism of him, and in a wholly bizarre fashion (seriously: a Trump supporter attacking someone for marital infidelities?). When called on it, they simply move goal posts as needed.
At the same time, the Trumps supporters will believe anything at all negative against any opponent of Trump. Even if that makes them abject hypocrites.
And the best part, to me, is the insistence that the braying vulgarian could beat HRC in an election (or Bernie Sanders, for that matter), in any poll whatsoever. Heck, even He of the Orange Coif insists that there are polls saying he can beat HRC. Um. Where?
I think the best way to describe Trumps strategy, and you can see it among the Trumpkins here, is as follows: say something bizarre. While people prepare to rebut that argument, say something else bizarre. Continue the process, until your drown your opponent in lies and distortion.
Me? I want to see a debate between Trump and Cruz on policies. Not on brags. No changing the subject. Policy. No name calling from anyone. Any lie that ANYONE says called out.
But that won’t happen, will it?Simon Jester (2708f4) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:18 pm
Mr. The Donald is running on fumes.nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:19 pm
486. From today’s invocation “Justifier of the inexcusable”, thank you Jesus.DNF (ffe548) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:20 pm
The Conservative Treehouse/Last Refuge floated that story 2 days ago. Looks like Breitbart is recycling Trump supporters’ blog posts.DRJ (15874d) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:20 pm
Google the address yourself, happyfeet.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:20 pm
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” on Easter Sunday, Trump was asked what Easter means to him and if he had an Easter tradition. The real estate mogul replied, “Well, it really means something very special. I’m going to church in an hour from now and it’s going to be — it’s a beautiful church. I’m in Florida.”
“And it’s just a very special time for me. And it really represents family and get-together and — and something, you know, if you’re a — a Christian, it’s just a very important day,” Trump said.
IOW: STOP STEALING MY THUNDER, GOD!Dana (0ee61a) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:25 pm
Trump being asked about Easter is just a painful reminder that the role of Savior has already been filled.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:27 pm
“Mr Trump, today is the 4th Of July. What does this holiday mean to you?”
“Well, we’re here in Florida, and we’re gonna have a barbeque. It’s gonna be great. Fantastic. It’s a holiday that’s very important. So that’s we Americans celebrate the 4th Of July.”Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:28 pm
488. Narrative presupposing unexamined assumptions.
Namely, the Conservative Constitutional agenda can and will be appropriately addressed; and those more basic priorities above it on Maslow’s pyramid won’t be solved anyway so continuing the status quo is a moral imperative.
IOW, we will have Open Borders, TPP, Obamacare will be fixed, the ME will continue to be America’s workshop, if budgets come back into vogue they will uniformly increase, etc.
Bushism is a trojan horse.DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:31 pm
well the story had no legs, not even protozoa, so why indulge it,
meanwhile soros’s puppet piddles over himself in buenos aires, and the peanut gallery yawns,narciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:37 pm
They edited that interview. This is how it really went down:
TRUMP: Well, you know, Easter is a tremendous holiday for Christians. There’s Mardis Gras, a great time. And then there’s Good Friday, a very sad day. Very sad. Where Christ is crucified and He dies. And then they bury him in like this cave and put a big stone in front of the tomb. And on the third He rises from the dead. And He goes and moves the stone and steps outside. And He sees His shadow and goes back inside for six more weeks.
Which is also about the level of Christianity of the so-called “evangelicals” who supposedly he carried.nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:40 pm
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” on Easter Sunday, Trump was asked what Easter means to him and if he had an Easter tradition. The real estate mogul replied, “Well, it really means something very special. I’m going to church in an hour from now and it’s going to be — it’s a beautiful church. I’m in Florida.”
“And it’s just a very special time for me. And it really represents family and get-together and — and something, you know, if you’re a — a Christian, it’s just a very important day,” Trump said.
Seriously though, why would he say anything differently? After all, he has said he doesn’t ask God for forgiveness, so why would he see the significance or need for the resurrection??
Savior??? I don’t need no steenking savior!Dana (0ee61a) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:43 pm
The orthodox want to make the rich degenerate the issue and allow their tabula rasa to go unexamined.
Fine, DT is as bad as all that. Now what prepares your candidate for the coming 4-years of upheaval?
Why will the convention turn to him rather than another?
Tell us how some dilettante lawyer, as the class is manifested here, is going to become a Churchill in the hour of test.DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:43 pm
The pure metal can be forged into something stronger. The dross cannot.nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:46 pm
jeb bush and his lil dog ted went on a walk together
but jeb got tired and he sat down and puppy slipped the tether!
where’d he go oh where’d he go jeb searched the parks and streets
oh snuffle-pup oh snuffle-pup come come I got you treats!
he searched all day he searched all night – used the senses what god gave us
and finally found his lil pup up the bum of one kim davishappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:47 pm
You’re reaching. All the way to Pluto where Obama’s real birth certificate is being guarded by special units of the KGB.nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 4:57 pm
500. Correct me if I am wrong but on Foreign Policy we will be handed on to some yet-to-be-named class of experts to muddle our way thru.
On Global Finance the only names we’ve seen mooted are Phil Gramm and Heidi Cruz, no clear departure there from data-dependent Yellen.
And on Fiscal Policy we have Mr. Ryan.
The tour de force tho will be the battle to replace Scalia with some jurisprudential Bork-proof giant.
Really, that is the extent of your guidance on the candidate?DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:04 pm
well they had the requisite vapors over carter page, they went back to sidon to traipse through dr, pharis cv, and ignored the injustice that forced out schmitznarciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:06 pm
And on the other side:nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:08 pm
— Mr. Trump, do you consult with anyone on national defense?
— Myself. I have a very good brain.
(Cue cackle from cankle.)
The Internet is awash with rumors of Ted’s philandering. The WaPo is said to be in possession of numerous video clips. ‘Insiders’ are hinting broadly that Mr Clean is dirty. The Damn is about to break.ropelight (b38dc1) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:13 pm
506. The other side is plainly a crap-shoot.
My question to those who want to continue the single party two-step, what on earth are you thinking?
Change the drapes and continue.
And that only if Bern runs third party.DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:15 pm
in academia, the vinyards are rather sparce, perhaps mcconnell of chicago, who’s learned the error of his ways,narciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:15 pm
the wages of sin is no delegates for you
cause you a hippopotamus and you got no dominion on the fishes of the sea
it’s in the ruleshappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:16 pm
Releasing a flood of idiot Trumpsuckers babbling without a shred of evidence.Rick Ballard (d73667) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:16 pm
507. Even if the dam does not break there’s no putting Humpty Dumpty peaceful political transfer back together again.
We are now a travesty on autopilot.DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:19 pm
At this point, there is absolutely no reason to believe anything Trump or his cult say. And there is absolutely no reason to respect anyone in the Trump cult. Especially crazed conspiracy theorists who are as full of horse excrement as their idol.John Hitchcock (0ad150) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:21 pm
No decent person would partner with Trump. Never mind Cruz. If Christ appeared and endorsed Trump, I’d convert to Judaism.
(And may He forgive me.)nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:24 pm
Nk, I have to ask you: why are these people chattering about rumors, when there is nothing substantial? What happened to their brains? They hated that very approach just a few years ago.Simon Jester (2708f4) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:31 pm
ropelight, what about the internet rumor that the Loch Ness Monster is conspiring with BigFoot to obscure the true identity of D.B. Cooper?Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:35 pm
I am stumped, Simon. Why did they shout for Christ’s crucifixion? Socrates’s poisoning? Hitler’s elevation to Leader? The Starbucks secret menu? “Mass hysteria” may label it, but it does not explain it.nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:37 pm
Here’s the headline from Emily Heil’s WaPo article of 2/2/16:ropelight (b38dc1) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:40 pm
I have a copy of Hoffer’s “The True Believer” sitting on my office desk. I think it gives some insights into this:
Thanks also for your kind words. My father passed away this morning.Simon Jester (2708f4) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:42 pm
well the pharisees were verklempt, the sadducees were ignorant, the sicari wanted a warrior,narciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:42 pm
stalin had waged a war against the social democrats, and only the nazis and the communists remained, but you were being rhetorical, I take it,
So Trump went sniffing for p____ there too? I wouldn’t doubt it. Nobody gets more p____ than Trump. Nobody.nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:42 pm
Same thing happened when Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for governor. It was just before too late that the Times broke the story of groped costars. The Gropinator.
While people in the McCain for Pres camp were ruminating on ways to change the constitution so Arnold could be his running mate, I was booed down for saying this woman’s claims sound probable.
We need to look into this.
Seriously. Not with the hand wave.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:43 pm
I can’t afford the dubious luxury of TV so I have the benefit of no open cultural sewer coursing between the ears.
I understand not every one is taken with Macroeconomics or Foreign Policy but not only are they along with Immigration and Terrorism on the common man’s mind as they affect him, but they are also uniquely the responsibility of the Chief Exec.
Why are they not being addressed by your candidate except reflexively.DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:44 pm
My deepest condolences, Simon.nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:44 pm
And I guess if we are going to play that game, nk:
http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-stories-about-donald-trump-you-wont-believe-are-true/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange_articleSimon Jester (2708f4) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:46 pm
a biased source, the publisher is married to the drogo’s daughter,
http://observer.com/2016/03/bombshell-clinton-foundation-donors-flight-from-justice-aided-by-hillary-allies/narciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:47 pm
My deepest condolences, Simon.felipe (56556d) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:47 pm
And thank you, nk. You have always shown great courtesy (to those who show it to you).
My father is no longer in pain.
But I suppose I shouldn’t write about it here. Appreciate the outlet.Simon Jester (2708f4) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:47 pm
sorry to hear that simon,
nonsense, we’re a boisterous, sometimes quarrelsome family,narciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:49 pm
DNF, click here https://www.tedcruz.org/l/conservatives-are-uniting-2/ Then click “Continue to Site”. Then click “Issues”.
You’re not missing much by not having a TV, BTW. Except maybe the Magnificent Seven marathon that just ended on Encore Westerns:
— We deal in lead, mister.nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:51 pm
— It may even be sacrilegious. If God had not meant them to be shorn, He would not have made them sheep. [May not be exactly exact wording.]
I am sorry, Simon. Even when someone is very sick for a long time, you still aren’t ready and you need to grieve.DRJ (15874d) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:52 pm
The answer is obvious, Bushism will be continued as before. Therefore the applecart is undisturbed.
Indeed, wherever possible it has been continued throughout TFG’s strut, if Jeffery Goldberg were to be believed.DNF (755a85) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:55 pm
he is risen Mr. Jesterhappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:57 pm
I put little stock in goldberg, he did some random acts of journalism before the iraq war, which he has since refudiated, mostly he has reverted to his idf shirker rolemnarciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:58 pm
Oh, Simon, I am sorry to hear that. May he rest in peace. The “long goodbyes” are no less difficult to come to terms with than a sudden loss of a loved one. Each deeply wound the heart in their own way. May God be the salve with His gentle love. My prayers for you and your family.Dana (0ee61a) — 3/27/2016 @ 5:58 pm
they don’t call it the dog trainer for nothing,
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-clinton-email-probe-20160327-story.htmlnarciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:04 pm
The only cult that has voted as a bloc (Mormons) went for Cruz, and you have the nerve, the gall to call us a cult?papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:04 pm
i’m not a cultist no culter am i
i just think we gotta go to war with the pooper we got
cruz is so cosmically unelectable you have no idea
you really don’thappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:09 pm
really tiger, whose denomination is perfect in their theology,narciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:11 pm
530. There are indeed some good things in the Jobs section, all domestic.
There are a couple, fewer, in the Defend section that are also good.
All the same I don’t get why the focus isn’t on that for which the electorate clamors.
He has an op ed from 2015 on “why Putin must be opposed in Syria”. Not the brightest man in the room.DNF (ffe548) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:12 pm
Sorry about your dad passing.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:13 pm
I know we Trump supporters are inter-denominational.
And we aren’t the ones threatening to vote for Hillary if you don’t asssimilate,papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:15 pm
nevertrump’s what hillary named her strap-on, much to huma’s chagrin
she wanted to call it mr. tingleshappyfeet (831175) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:17 pm
Get your tubules out of my neck, Borg supporter.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:17 pm
yes, the green eggs and ham crowd, don’t impress, but much like magneto and xavier joined forces against a common enemy, the time has come,narciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:17 pm
Mexicans, Muslims, Mormons. How do you feel about Menonites, papertiger? Methodists? Moldavians? What happened? Did you bite on a bad M&M sometime?nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:24 pm
Simon, sincere condolences my friend.SPQR (4764ea) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:25 pm
And we don’t want you to assimilate. We are content to have you go back to voting for Lyndon LaRouche, Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan and David Duke, or staying home eating Cheetos and watching reruns of Breaking Bad.nk (dbc370) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:26 pm
Please pass along my condolences to Simon on the passing of his fatherEPWJ (98ca45) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:32 pm
we might yet get to luna federation,
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/article1682341.ecenarciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:35 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCSA7kKNu2YJohn Hitchcock (0ad150) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:36 pm
The Easter Bunny is staring me down with murder in his eye. It’s cool. I have backup. The cat sits on my lap.
Still, no reason to make sudden or false moves.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:41 pm
Running low on vinegar.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:45 pm
NATO has an unblemished track-record:DNF (ffe548) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:46 pm
And I thought money was tight:DNF (ffe548) — 3/27/2016 @ 6:56 pm
a little context,
yes the usurers demand their cut, volodya’ clips them on natural gas,narciso (732bc0) — 3/27/2016 @ 7:01 pm
Oh, the world will sing of A U.S. King
A thousand years from now
And not because he passed some laws
Or had that lofty brow
While bonny good Ted Cruz makes
The case for rule of law
We’ll all have to hear each day
Don’s lying filthy jaw
Incredible as he is inept
Whenever the history books are kept
They’ll call him the phony king of America
A pox on that phony king of America!
He sits alone on the giant throne
Pretendin’ he’s the king
A little tyke who’s rather like
A puppet on a string
And he throws an angry tantrum
If he cannot have his way
And then he calls for Mom while he’s suckin’ his thumb
You see, he doesn’t want to play
Too late to be known as Don the First
He’s sure to be known as Don the Worst
A pox on that phony king of America!
While his friends tax us to pieces
And rob us of our bread
His tinfoil crown keeps slippin’ down
Around that pointed head
Ah! But while there is a merry man
In Cruz’s wily pack
We’ll find a way to make him pay
And take our freedom back
A minute before he knows we’re there
Ol’ Ted’ll snatch his underwear
The breezy and uneasy king of AmericaRandom Numbers (b62152) — 3/27/2016 @ 7:02 pm
The snivellin’, grovellin’
Donald Trump, that phony king of America
Thoughts and prayers are with you, Simon. May your memories be the ones you cherish.Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/27/2016 @ 7:56 pm
Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happypapertiger (c2d6da) — 3/27/2016 @ 8:00 pm
My condolences, Simon.Imam Hoagie ™ (e4fcd6) — 3/27/2016 @ 8:12 pm
I’m very sorry.Dustin (2a8be7) — 3/27/2016 @ 8:18 pm
You’re already aware of this, but I am raising a toast to your dad with a glass of Lagavulin 16, which I am given to understand is an appropriate manner in which to honor his memory.Patterico (86c8ed) — 3/27/2016 @ 8:22 pm
I appreciate the kind comments from folks who understand. Thank you.
Robert Frost was not a pleasant person in real life. But this saying of his is very true. “You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s.”
I’m doing my best. Now it’s my turn to wear the shoes.Simon Jester (2708f4) — 3/27/2016 @ 8:25 pm
Patterico, as always you are most kind as well as patient, and know the whole story. I salute you.Simon Jester (2708f4) — 3/27/2016 @ 8:26 pm