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@Valin! I agree with Sweet @nickydog, that children shouldn't be used in campaigns. However, I believe that the Oblunder vid was one of a number of vids that appeared after he was elected...and the feeling was more of..."worshipping the divine Emperor."

 

Cheerleaders + campaigns = Americana.

 

I have less revulsion watching little girls in patriotic bunting, cheer for a candidate (I will admit my bias toward conservative candidates) than watching public-school children indoctrinated in some partisan parents progressive pap, spouting off-key propaganda songs.

 

As always, it's a matter of degree, in combination with parochial preference.

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Coast Guard Unveils FY16 GoFundMe Campaign

http://www.duffelblog.com/2016/01/coast-guard-gofundme/

 

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SEATTLE, Wash. — Facing annual budget woes for the 57th straight year, the Coast Guard Commandant yesterday unveiled a novel approach to funding its growing list of tasks: crowdsourcing.

 

Speaking from the deck of the USCG Cutter Midgett, a hand-me-down from the Navy that was officially classified as “dangerously un-seaworthy” in 1965, Admiral Paul Zukunft motions towards a dimly lit laptop standing in for a teleprompter.

 

“In seeking a permanent solution to our ongoing financial constraints, the Coast Guard has proudly stepped into the 21st Century with the addition of this truly outstanding GoFundMe charity internet page,” Zukunft said. “It’s our sincere desire that with the crushing demands placed upon our small and ill-equipped service, the generosity of internet users everywhere will propel us to be at least marginally capable of fulfilling the directives of Congress.”

 

Adjusting the tin can attached to a string that was serving as a microphone, Zukunft spoke wearing a ragged uniform that has been handed down from Commandant to Commandant since 1909, proudly displaying the accolades and awards pinned on with misshapen safety pins.

 

Zukunft continued, “We encourage internet users everywhere to please donate within their ability. If each person we regularly rescue from certain doom due to their own reckless and idiotic behavior were to donate $1, we would be able to clothe and feed our beloved Coasties for at least the 2nd Quarter of 2016.”

 

While the service’s mission grows every year, from maritime safety to new patrols in the Arctic to drug cartel mini submarines, additional funding and equipment has simply been left out.

 

“At current levels of funding, we’ll be completely bankrupt for FY16 within the next … 45 seconds,” Zukunft says while checking his watch.

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The Week in Pictures: Jumbo Lotto Edition

Steven Hayward

January 16, 2016

 

So we didn’t win the lottery. At least the state of the union is strong. Pay no attention to the crashing stock market, the slowing economy, the humiliation at the hands of Iran, the lack of diversity among Oscar nominees, and the inability of the Vikings to kick a 27-yard field goal. Or that fact that a Trump-Sanders could be the presidential choice 10 months from now. Who could have forecast the odds of that? Where can I buy more lottery tickets?

 

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Sigh. More attention. More headline news.

 

 

 

As time goes on she is impressing me less and less.

 

 

Good for you, @Valin!

 

Donald Trump represents the angry articulation, by half of the country, of 8 years of accumulated Hopey/Change.

 

Mrs. P. reminds that half of the country of when America first started the slide into an abyss of Progressive smarm, dissipation,detritus & devolution. The fact that we'd be only about halfway down that path with John McCain/Mitt Romney is also figured into that anger.

 

Last Prez election, conservatives stayed home in droves, rather than elect Mitt...resulting in 4 more years of Oblunder.

 

Rather than a political raspberry again this cycle, they plan on sending a message that the folly of an inept cypher like Zero; can be matched by a pale imitation of Teddy Roosevelt/Daddy Warbucks, in a sharkskin suit.

 

People want a "winner" that says he can undo the hell that has been done to America.

 

If nothing else it will be entertaining. DT uses the "bully-pulpit" like he was flogging a Stradivarius. His First Lady is guaranteed to get positive photo-ops, even if he has to arrange it himself. He is supposedly "beholding" to no one. He likes capitalism. He's a negotiator. And finally, he's been bankrupt enough to have a clue about how to get out of the big debt bomb that hangs over us like the Sword of Damocles.

 

All said, I'd prefer Cruz, but I'll pull the lever for DT over criminal Prog royalty, or a communist septuagenarian.

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Get over yourself

http://patriotretort.com/get-over-yourself/

 

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Maybe because I’m not a Liberal, I am having a difficult time understanding why the Academy Awards not including a black person among the nominees is such a scandal.

 

I noticed last night on Twitter that conservative actors Nick Searcy and Adam Baldwin were having a back and forth with actor Don Cheadle over the kerfuffle. And now I hear that Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith plans on boycotting the Oscars because no blacks were nominated.

 

The entire mishegas centers on the alleged “snubbing” of three actors. Will Smith, Idris Elba and Samuel L. Jackson. Michael Keaton and Johnny Depp were also snubbed, but nobody seems to give two craps about them.

 

They only nominate maybe five people per category and the truth is, not every movie and not every actor, writer and director is going to get a nomination. It’s just basic math.

 

I wonder if Johnny and Michael are outraged over being snubbed because they are “people of non color.” Or, perhaps the white people not nominated were “snubbed” because nobody thought they deserved to be nominated.

 

Say, maybe that’s why Will Smith, Idris Elba and Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get nominated either.

 

But that would be too easy and not allow for racial bean-counting and Victimhood. Now would it?

 

To me this just seems like people going out of their way to complain about stuff. Like remember when the Liberal news media were off counting the number of blacks at a Tea Party rally? Honestly.

 

These racial bean-counters really need to get a hobby. I hear Zumba is fun.

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Something tells me that if the Academy didn’t nominate Will Smith, Idris Elba and Samuel L. Jackson, it had more to do with the fact that none of the people involved in nominating chose them. They chose other people. And I imagine their decisions were based on several things: personal relationship with the persons they nominated, previous or current involvement in a project with the same people, or possibly (as crazy as this may sound) because they genuinely liked the work those nominees did.

 

But given how Liberal Hollywood is, I hardly believe that any members of the Academy said, “Hell, no! I’m not voting for a person of color!” Given the fact that they nominated Denzel Washington for the single most terrible movie he ever made (“Training Day”) I suspect Hollywood isn’t a festering Klan Rally in Prada.

 

How do Don Cheadle and Jada Pinkett Smith expect the Academy to “solve” this “problem?” Do they want Academy members to be instructed to nominate a black person regardless of whether they feel the black person deserves it — a sort of Affirmative Action nominee? Would they prefer the Academy create the “best brown-skinned Actor,” “best brown-skinned Actor in supporting role,” “best brown-skinned Actress,” “best brown-skinned Actress in supporting role,” and on and on?

 

Should there be subcategories for “Latino versus Black Skin?” Should the “Black Skin” category have subcategories of “Light Skinned Black,” “Dark Skinned Black,” and “Person who pretends to be Black but is really White?”

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The Academy Awards are nothing but a circle jerk populated by people dressed in clothes that cost more than my car. The only color they care about is green. And by Green, I don’t mean “Climate Change.” Hollywood, like every other business under the sun, is motivated by financial profit. If it weren’t, Hollywood would have ceased to exist eighty years ago.

 

The only people who give a damn about this are people whose entire lives consist of nothing but cataloguing perceived injustices, offenses and slights. “Injustice Collectors,” we call them. They go through life waiting for the next offense to happen to them — whether real or imagined — so that they can don the mask of the Victim and wail and complain about how mistreated they are.

 

Jada Pinkett Smith lives a charmed life. She is fabulously wealthy. She is married to an internationally famous movie star. Sure, her son is a bit of a basket case and maybe if she spent less time being offended by the Academy and more time raising her kid, he wouldn’t be such a confused hot mess.

 

Maybe I would feel some of her outrage if her husband Will had never been nominated for an Academy Award, but he’s been nominated twice (once for “Ali” and once for “The Pursuit of Happyness”). Likewise, Samuel L. Jackson was nominated for his work in the gut-wrenchingly awful movie “Pulp Fiction.”

 

Joseph Cotton — one of the most well-known male leads from the heyday of Hollywood went to his grave never having been nominated for an Academy Award. Not once. Peter Lorre — the genius character actor from “The Maltese Falcon” also failed to be nominated. Myrna Loy? Same. Alan Rickman who just passed away this past week? Ditto. John fricken Barrymore. Not once. Edward G. Robinson for heaven’s sake! Meanwhile, Will Smith was nominated twice and Jada is pitching a fit?!

 

Sorry, Jada. I am low on sympathy.

 

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Sigh. More attention. More headline news.

 

 

 

As time goes on she is impressing me less and less.

 

 

Good for you, @Valin!

 

Donald Trump represents the angry articulation, by half of the country, of 8 years of accumulated Hopey/Change.

 

 

 

And people expect DT to actually do something about that? blink.png

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Sigh. More attention. More headline news.

 

 

 

As time goes on she is impressing me less and less.

 

 

Good for you, @Valin!

 

Donald Trump represents the angry articulation, by half of the country, of 8 years of accumulated Hopey/Change.

 

 

 

And people expect DT to actually do something about that? blink.png

 

 

@Valin!

 

It's just a different FU to the interchangeable "Rovian" GOPe/Progressive Socialists...than staying away from the election booth again. And who knows, maybe a capitalist is better for the country than a communist?

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righteousmomma

I have been reading the comments between Sr. Woodchuck, Valin and Nickydog and will throw in that Sarah Palin (remember we liked her back then ) has greatly disappointed me with her big public announcement. Its not that I don't think she has a right to choose Trump etc etc etc but to me - the matter in which it was done shows lack of class and sincerity- dare I say a stab in the back to Cruz.

She is getting back at the establishment for their dissing of her - going rogue again.

 

As for Trump - we understand his appeal. However just as I begin to like him as a person he'll come out with some zinger like an overgrown petulant kid .

Having said that I will vote for whoever over another Democrat - even if I have to hold my nose and tape my mouth shut.

 

The Country cannot get any worse off and if the GOP cannot win this one its over for them and us all.. I feel horribly sorry for any president taking over this mess. Past history has shown that often one extremism gives birth to another opposite extremism. Totalitarinism can go both ways . As an evangelical Christian I don't want a theocracy but I do want someone who at least acknowledges the authority of the God of the Bible AND the Bible itself.

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The Hill: Trump Calls for Higher Ethanol Mandate, Seeking Iowa Wedge Issue with Cruz

 

Not That It Will Matter In The Least To The T-Bots.

AHHHHAAAA! "splains it all.

 

 

 

Its actually smart politics to favor a higher ethanol mandate if you want to win Iowa. Point being nothing DT says matters in the least to the T-Bots. They are Kool-Aid Drinkers.

 

 

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The Hill: Trump Calls for Higher Ethanol Mandate, Seeking Iowa Wedge Issue with Cruz

 

Not That It Will Matter In The Least To The T-Bots.

 

Trump: I love Obama, Can’t Stand the Tea Party. Sarah Palin Doesn’t Mind

John Hinderaker

January 19, 2016

 

Jim Geraghty dives down the memory hole to remind us what Donald Trump was saying just a few short years ago, in an interview with Larry King:

 

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Donald Trump hosted two fundraisers for uber-establishment candidate Charlie Crist in 2009, as Crist tried unsuccessfully to fend off a challenge from conservative upstart Marco Rubio. Trump was all establishment, all the time, as he also donated to Harry Reid to help him defeat Tea Party insurgent Sharron Angle in 2010.

 

One more thing: Trump contributed $50,000 to help make Rahm Emanuel, the ultimate corrupt Democratic Party politico, the mayor of Chicago. That’s turned out well!

Donald Trump never met a well-heeled establishment politician he didn’t like, until around six months ago.

 

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Will Palin’s endorsement of Trump matter? I have no idea. The Iowa caucuses are, to put it bluntly, weird. Normally, one wouldn’t think that this would be a big plus. See how far you can make it through the video of Palin’s endorsement speech. I checked out at around the three minute mark. The funniest thing about the video is how uncomfortable Trump looks–evidence of sanity on his part:

 

 

A great deal of cynicism is on display here, most of it–but not all–by Donald Trump.

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The Hill: Trump Calls for Higher Ethanol Mandate, Seeking Iowa Wedge Issue with Cruz

 

Not That It Will Matter In The Least To The T-Bots.

AHHHHAAAA! "splains it all.

 

 

 

Its actually smart politics to favor a higher ethanol mandate if you want to win Iowa. Point being nothing DT says matters in the least to the T-Bots. They are Kool-Aid Drinkers.

 

 

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@Valin

 

Maybe the Kool-aid will not be as bitter & in a flavor the T-bots like?

 

Maybe it won't be jammed down their throats until they gag?

 

What would you be able to complain about if your Jeb won?

 

Maybe winning the election will make Trump palatable?

 

I agree with Sweet @righteousmomma, we can't afford another Prog socialist.

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