Super Tuesday II !!!!!!

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Well, I wasn’t going to post today, but, today is probably the biggest day in the Republican primary …… so far.  The field has winnowed to 4, …… well, 3 now, and it may be 2 before the night is over.  Or, if it is a Trump sweep, perhaps it will just be Trump.

It won’t be a Trump sweep…… probably.  But, I thought I’m watching, I’m here …. so why not give a rolling commentary for tonight?  I’ll try to cover state by state.  First up is Florida!!!!

Trump Crushes Rubio!!!!!!

As we can see, it’s over for little Marco.  Yes, mathematically, it’s still possible for Rubio to win Florida.  It’s just not feasible.  He’d have to carry …. what?  60-70% of the remaining votes to win Florida.  That’s just not going to happen.  Rubio has vowed to stay on fighting and go to Wyoming.  At this point, even his wife and children would be asking him, “why?”  There’s no point.  even the establishment have decided he’s not a viable establishment candidate.  He’s not even going to take 3rd in another primary beyond tonight.  Personally, I thought the smart play was to get out before tonight.  He just embarrassed himself.  Spent all of his political capital and will for quite some time have the political donor class weary of ever backing Rubio again.  Rubio could do the world a favor and name names about who advised him to do what.  But, beyond that, I can’t imagine anyone wanting to hear from him anymore. 

This was a foregone conclusion.  More to follow soon! 

Fox Being A Bitter Clinger!!!!!! 

64% of the vote in, and Trump holds a 19% point lead over Rubio and they still haven’t declared the race in Florida.

The North Carolina results are starting to come in.  It’s as expected …. Trump with about 41%, Cruz about 31% and the other two just barely breaking 10%.  Only 6% of the vote is in, but, I don’t expect this to change very much in North Carolina.  Though, there have been occasions that Cruz made unexpected late surges in other states to either win or make them closer. 

The big questions today is whether or not Kasich can take Ohio, which would only deny Trump some delegates and keep Kasich hanging on, and if Cruz can take either or both Missouri and/or Illinois.  If Cruz takes both, then I’d see it as a win for Cruz.  But, Kasich has to take Ohio, else it would be a loss for Cruz and a huge day for Trump.  OTOH, if Trump takes both Illinois and Missouri …… well, that would be a huge blow to team Cruz. 

Cruz making it tighter in NC!!!!

Only 21% is in but, Cruz is now within 5% points.   

New Repub Delegate Count ….. since Florida went to Trump, he got all 99 delegates.  1,237 delegates are required to win the nomination outright. 

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Kasich to an early lead in Ohio!!!!  Cruz tightening with Trump in North Carolina!!!!

Kasich is up by 10 in Ohio in early returns with 15% of the vote in.  In North Carolina Cruz is within 4 of Trump with 27% in, which is much tighter than I thought it would be, but, I don’t know what counties have reported and what counties haven’t. 

Fox Showing Their True Colors!!!!!!

LOL!!!!  Now, with Ohio’s 17% in, Fox calls it for Kasich!!!!!  Establishment all the way, babeeeee!!!!!!!    Kasich has a 9.5 point lead on Trump with only 17% in and Fox has called it for Kasich.  Compare that to Florida where they waited until there was 70% of the vote in before they called it for Trump, even when Trump was crushing Rubio by twice the margin. 

Random question……. how many people stayed home to watch the play-ins for the NCAA Basketball tournament?

Trump Jumps To An Early Lead In Illinois!!!!!!

Well, it is the home of Chicago, right?  Smile  Yes, it’s early, only 11% in, but, Trump is up by 9 points …… over Kasich!!!  I may have misread Illinois.  Meanwhile, in North Carolina, with 41% of the vote in, it’s Trump at 39.9%, and Cruz at 36.1% ……. this is much tighter than I anticipated. 

Horse race in Misery!!!!!!!

With 16% in, it’s Trump over Cruz by a nose!  It’s 42.2% to 39.8%!  Very tight! 

Fox calls Illinois and North Carolina for Trump!!!!

Well, I think they pulled the trigger a little early, but, they are the ones with the exit polling.  North Carolina with 53% in is 40.2 to 36.4, Trump over Cruz.  Illinois, with only 26% in is 20.8 to 13.4, Trump over Cruz.  Kasich seems to have held in Ohio, with 50% of the vote in, he’s 7 points up on Trump. 

Misery Too Close To Call!!!!!!

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Well, it’ll be interesting to see how the various districts swing in Missouri.  One can actually lose the majority of votes, but, win the majority of delegates ……. depending upon which districts are won and lost in Misery. 

So far, tonight, Trump has picked up the 99 delegates in Florida, and, is project to win 27 from his North Carolina win.  Cruz is projected to win 24, Kasich 7 and Rubio 4 from N.C.  Kasich is going to pick up 66 from Ohio.  Assuming Trump wins Illinois as projected, he’ll get at least 24 of the 69 delegates there.  To be sure, he’ll get more, we just don’t know how much or how they will be split. 

All in all, it’s a pretty big night for Trump.  He’s projected to win 3 out of the 5 states, with another in the lurch.  He won Florida, the biggest prize of the night, and regardless how the rest of the night goes, he extended his delegate count.  He’s continuing to win. 

The establishment media will probably declare this a big win for Kasich.  Big deal, he won his home state, where he’s a sitting governor.  Though, if one looks at the numbers, in a Repub primary, a sitting Repub governor didn’t get 50% of the Repub votes.  It’s a win, but, not a ringing endorsement.  He didn’t come close in any other of the 5 contests tonight.  Oddly, he’ll still fantasize about being president as he sits in 4th place after more than half to the delegates have already been committed. 

Regardless how Misery comes out, this isn’t a good night for Cruz.  Sure, Cruz was expected to lose Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina, so there weren’t any great expectations to begin with, but, as a Cruz fan, one would have hoped for a solid in one state and a chance in another.  As it stands, it’s a chance in one state.  Sure, N.C. was closer than expected, and the delegate count there didn’t hurt anything.  But, that’s little solace over the poor performance in the other states he was expect to compete in.  Still, and again, it’s the delegate count which matters, so, he’s not hurt as bad as some will be sure to try to make it out as. 

Rubio did exactly as expected.  He lost.  Rubio lost horribly.  He didn’t just get his a$$ kicked in his home state, he finished 4th in every other state on the slate tonight.  Apparently he was the last one to get the memo that he was done.  I can’t imagine such a petty person who would subject his supporters to a night like tonight.  He could have swung states and delegates to other people.  Instead, he chose to lose and cause other people to lose because he was a loser.  I’ve never seen the like.  He’s like a petulant child.  After you admonish them and warn them, the child declares that they hate you and do what you told them not to do anyway, and then become angry at you because of the consequences you warned them about. 

Rubio has vowed to stay on …. for whatever reason, but, I think he’ll end it tomorrow or the next day.

Oops …… daydreamed a little too long!!!  Rubio is out!!!!!  As Fox puts Kasich on the top cover ….. the only guy with less delegates than Rubio.

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141 Responses to Super Tuesday II !!!!!!

  1. Latitude says:

    Trump got half the vote in Florida…..as many people voted for him as they did for Hillary
    Hillary had about a 1/2 million votes for people not her…
    …but Trump had over 1 1/2 million votes for people not him

    If half of those not Trump voters…vote for Trump…..he’s going to win Florida in a landslide

    • suyts says:

      That’s one way of looking at it! …… 😀

      In reality, if Trump and Hillary make it, I would expect Trump to carry Florida …… assuming things stay the way they are. That said, Lat, you and I both know many of those people in the Repub category won’t vote for Trump, even if Hillary is the opponent. I would assume over half of the Kasich and Rubio supporters will stay home, if not outright vote for Hillary. I also assume about 1/3 would do the same if Cruz gets the nod.

      • Latitude says:

        that was the math I was looking at…but only Fla…I can’t believe Rubio carried Miami though
        If all the Sanders voters go to Hillary…
        …but only half of the Kasich/Rubio/Cruz voters go to Trump
        Trump wins Fla by a landslide

        • suyts says:

          But, what if half vote for Hillary? ….. Cruz voters won’t, but, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the Kasich/Rubio voters do. Let’s say Trump takes all of the Cruz supporters …. he won’t but, he probably will most of them …. that’s 1.45 million. Let’s say Hillary takes all of the Sanders supporters ….. she won’t, but, will most of them. …… that’s 1.62 million. That leaves the 800,000 Rubio/Kasich supporters. Let’s say half of them vote Trump … which I think is probably about right. Let’s say about 30% hate Trump so much they’ll vote for Hillary, let’s say the rest stay home. ……. That’s 1.85 million for Trump. That’s 1.86 million for Hillary. I don’t think that will happen. But, it could.

        • Latitude says:

          I can’t see anyone that would vote for either Cruz, Rubio, or Kasich…..voting for HIllary
          ….too polar opposite
          They might sit it out though…..but even that’s going to be a small number

          Don’t discount how much people really don’t like Hillary and the democrats in general

        • Latitude says:

          The buzz in Miami this morning is……”who the hell voted for Rubio?”
          no one can believe he carried Miami

  2. Latitude says:

    CBS Finds More Votes Than Physically Possible In Democratic Race In Illinois

    Illinois coming through with more votes than is physically possible just as everyone predicted.

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/261892-cbs-finds-more-votes-than-physically-possible-in-democratic-race-in-illinois/

  3. Beware the Ides of March!

    Jim

  4. Latitude says:

    UN-F’IN BELIEVABLE………..

    “You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,” Harris continued. “You have to understand … how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point of view.”

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/03/16/how-else-was-he-gonna-get-his-money-relatives-outraged-after-homeowner-shoots-kills-burglary-suspect/

  5. DirkH says:

    Economic depression for satirists continues: USA gives Iran full blame for 9/11; demands 10 billion USD.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-15/us-government-blames-911-iran-fines-iran-105-billion-iran-refuses-pay

    Of course, this is just revenge for Iran spoiling all the ISIS fun.

  6. DirkH says:

    Bringing supplies to the UK should just be stopped. The Brits fine all lorry drivers 2000 GBP per stowaway, extralegally, no matter whether the driver took precautions – which can easily become life-threatening to the driver. Just stop supplying the Brits.
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/03/16/lorry-drivers-to-sue-government-over-illegal-migrant-fines/
    Or make them pay for adequate equipment.

    • suyts says:

      Yeh, it does seem like the smart move. If I were incapable of arguing my point against my opponent, that’s what I would do, too.

      However, if I knew I could articulate my point and blow my opponent out of the water with my arguments, built from intellectual inquisition, then, I’d say ……. “bring it on!!!!!” …… But, Trump would much rather run. …… Again, that’s probably the smart move. 🙂

      • Latitude says:

        I just see it as FOX knew that Trump was the only thing that would bring in ratings for another debate…and Trump is tired of paying Murdoch’s bills
        no one would watch Kasich and Cruz…
        …but then when they heard Trump was not going…they cancelled too…I guess they figured that out…no one would watch them….then the news would report ratings tank for Cruz and Kasich, no one wants to see them, etc

        I would not have watched it anyway….I’m sure almost everyone is sick and tired of it all already

    • suyts says:

      Of, course, though, now, if I were Cruz, I’d make much hay from this. I’d stalk him much like a boxer looking for the chance in the ring. I’d call him a coward. I’d have stops everywhere he had stops. I’d call him out. I’d point out his inconsistencies. I’d point out his double-speak. I’d force him to respond. …….. It’s a “rope-a-dope” game from here on out. Or, rather, it should be. It should be much like the Ali/Frazier fights. At least, in my mind, it should be. Were I Cruz I would haunt him in every place he went. I’d say, “he won’t debate me, because he knows I will crush him when we do!!!!” …… But, that’s just me. I’ve no idea how team Cruz will react.

      • Latitude says:

        since that worked so well for Rubio!

        It’s a fine line…..

      • Latitude says:

        fine line….
        Trumps on top…so when he attacks it works…I comes across as aggressive defensive…don’t take no sheet man

        …Cruz has to be very careful attacking……he can’t make it look like he’s down and attacking the lead dog….that will just justify that Trump is the lead dog

        • Latitude says:

          ….and Cruz runs the risk that Trump will just ignore him if he’s attacking
          Which will make him look more like the under dog than anything

      • suyts says:

        Lat, at this point, Cruz is the underdog and everyone knows it. From here on out, the only way for Cruz to win is to attack Trump. Rubio, Kasich, and Carson have ensured this. All for their own reasons, and their are others which pulled the strings, but, this is what happened. Rubio knew a month ago he couldn’t win Florida. Carson knew after Iowa he couldn’t win. Kasich knows today he can’t win. Ask yourself, ‘why did they, or why are they’? Well, with Carson, we now know why. ….. nothing wrong with ambition.

        Rubio and Kasich?

        The plan is to stop Cruz, let Trump win the Repub nomination, and then, walk away. Hillary or Sanders, it doesn’t matter to them. They’re comfortable with losing. Trump? Well, if lightening does strike and he manages to win, well, he’s pliable …… as he demonstrated, on stage, in a debate. Changed his position, right then!!!!! Announced it to the world!!!! H1Bs? H2Bs? What’s the difference? ….. no one noticed nor cared. But, they will after the Repub nomination is over.

        Lat, Trump is the trap.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          Well, when all is said and done, Cruz’s name has been all the ballots along with every other name, since Iowa. As much chance to be leading now as anyone.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          You left the most important name out of who ensured Cruz is now the underdog: Cruz.

  7. Latitude says:

    I don’t think they are clear on the concept…..

    Anti-Trump Groups Threaten ‘Largest Civil Disobedience Action of the Century’

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/16/anti-trump-groups-threaten-largest-civil-disobedience-action-of-the-century/

  8. “Once the rockets go up, who cares where they come down; that’s not my department.”
    –statement attributed to Wernher von Braun by Tom Lehrer

    Von Braun’s statement sounds like the current crop of Trump supporters.

    Jim

    • suyts says:

      Jim, you know I’ve been a full supporter of a 3rd party for quite some time. I know you to be a great Republican. <— (I mean that in a flattering/positive manner.) I fully believe there should be a "conservative" party aside from the Republican party. That said, your quote and statement is spot on.

      • Thanks James, I’m not sure I’m that great of a Republican. I still think your third party will be a mistake.

        As I told Gator, the exit polls for the last forty years only show a maximum of 35% of those voting for President are conservative. Since 82% of those conservatives voted for Romney and 17% voted for Obama, you’re talking about 17% of those conservatives are probably loyal Democrats. If you figure about the same percentage are loyal Republicans, then you’ll only have 100% – 17% -17% = 66% of those 35% for that new party or less than 25% of the electorate (far less, because you won’t get all 25% into that new party). That’s not enough to do anything but lose elections. The Libertarians have been doing that to Republicans for years here in Washington state, and they don’t even have 5% of the electorate.

        Instead if trying to get a pure conservative party, you need a party that is more inclusive. That means stop treating moderate Republicans like RINOs and trying to get them to leave. We need moderate Republicans and liberal Republicans or we aren’t going to win any more Presidential elections.

        If you don’t win elections, then your political views won’t have any influence. You don’t get to set the agenda.

        Jim

        • cdquarles says:

          There is a flaw here, though I agree with your sentiment. What a 3rd party can do is replicate what the Progressives did more than a century ago. The Progressives realized that they can’t win directly, so they took over both the GOP and the Democrats and used the ‘long march through the cultural institutions’. That way they’ll always win, and that’s the flaw. “Liberal” republicans don’t disagree with the “progressive” premises. “Liberal” republicans take the nation in the same direction that the democrats do, but only a mite slower. Given that I’m a sinner and much lesser than God, I don’t know the answer to this conundrum, shy of letting the Apocalypse happen and that’s on God’s terms, not mine.

          An update on my mom. She took another setback last night. It isn’t looking good; but God is in control.

        • gator69 says:

          Thanks for keeping us posted. You and your family are in my prayers, as well as you mother. God bless you all.

        • suyts says:

          Guys, 25% is enough to win elections assuming the population wouldn’t be evenly distributed. Consider that both parties only hold about 1/3 of the populace …… roughly. 25% forces a power share in congress. Heck, even 20% does. …… Yes, the Libertarians screw things up, mostly because they’ve no direction, no real focus …… I mean other than legalizing pot.

          Consider the conservative states …… Would a “Conservative” party make any inroads in Washington state? Probably not any time soon. Could they in places like Wyoming and Montana? I’m pretty sure they could. Were I to try to set up a party in Washington state, I’d focus on the eastern part and leave the western part alone. I wouldn’t bother with places like New York or even Cali. Maine would be an excellent place to start. I would take time, but, you have to start somewhere. Our two party system has let us down. We’ve no voice and very little representation. And, this will continue for as long as there is no threat to the two party system.

        • gator69 says:

          (Sigh) I can’t believe I am having to explain to James that the Libertarian Party is about much more tram legalizing pot. This is why conservatives keep losing, they keep downsizing their tent through many means, the least of which is not intellectual dishonesty.

          http://www.lp.org/video

          The Libertarian Party is the only party that actually defends the Constitution. Mock away.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          Probably should hold off on the ‘Who’s the Most Conservative’ Dance Contest until after we see if we can overcome the increasingly effective attacks by those who think that no form of conservatism has the right to exist.

        • >>
          suyts says:
          March 17, 2016 at 3:28 pm

          . . . 25% is enough to win elections . . . . .
          <<

          25% is the absolute maximum. I doubt you’ll get anyway near that value. For example, take the 2009 special election in the NY 23rd district. You had three candidates running: a very liberal Republican, a Democrat, and a Conservative (Party). The Republican was Dede Scozzafava who dropped out after getting harassed by conservatives, Tea Party, etc. (even though she was endorsed by the NRA and Newt Gingrich to mention two) and proceeded to endorse the Democrat. (It’s why I stopped sending any money to the National Republican Party. I send my money directly to the candidate now.)

          The Democrat won: Dem 48.3%; Con 46.0%; Rep 5.7%. Even though the Republican dropped out, there were still clueless individuals who voted for her. Those votes would have been enough to elect the conservative if they all voted for him.

          The following year, 2010, the same Democrat and Conservative ran, but there was a different Republican. Again, the Democrat won: Dem 47.5%; Rep 46.4%; Con 6.1%. With a Republican running, the Conservative vote share drops to 6.1%. That to me is about what will happen everywhere. Notice that without the Conservative, assuming they would then vote for the Republican, then the Republican would have won.

          Finally, in 2012, only two candidates ran in that district, and the Republican won easily: Rep 51.9%; Dem 48.1%.

          Here in Washington, they changed the law so only the top two vote getters in the primary go on to the general. The Libertarians can no longer ruin it for the Republicans. However, it’s possible that a Conservative Party could draw enough votes from the Republican(s) to give us two Democrats in the general. That’s about all you can expect in Washington state–Republican spoiler.

          Jim

        • suyts says:

          Gator, yes, that was mockery. I’m a recovering card-carrying registered Libertarian …… going on about 10 years now, since my last remission. I know they have many more ideas other than pot. Many, if not most, I agree with. It’s just that they don’t DO anything else. ….. I’ve written about this before, but, it’s been a while. The very nature of a Libertarian precludes them from ever becoming a large political force.

          @ Jim …… yes, for a couple of elections, that will happen. The problem is that these ‘wildcat’ groups don’t focus and are spoilers. A structure and focus must be in place, FIRST, before any inroads can take place. Your two examples are great examples. Yes, by all means, run for offices where there is a legitimate chance at winning. If the downside is to lose a liberal Repub ….. well, there’s no downside to that. If, however, there’s is no chance of winning, and can only cause a leftard to be elected, then, that’s a fight which shouldn’t be fought. Obviously, resources and energy should be focused elsewhere.

        • gator69 says:

          I have never been a card-carrying registered Libertarian (I am actually a registered Republican). I have been a Liberal, and later a Conservative, and then after careful reflection I realized that I am actually a Libertarian. Most Americans discover that they are Libertarians, if they are given the proper definition.

          Tunnel visioned Conservatives fail to see anything outside of their narrowly focused agendas, they lash out at anyone who even marginally disagrees with them, and they stupidly lose the support of the masses.

          If you want to talk about parties that do nothing, I vote Republican.

          (Sigh) I can’t believe I am saying this yet again. If we do not learn from our mistakes, and we do not stop eating our own, we will lose again and again and again and again…

        • Me says:

          Exactly, Gator, but never forget that, Ya want to know why Trump is doing what he is doing? It’s because he is doing what all you all think, and sick and tired of the double speak.He isn’t going to back down and that is the bottom line. It’s done, enough with the bullshitters.

        • >>
          I’m a recovering card-carrying registered Libertarian
          <<

          So am I. Well, not exactly card-carrying, but once you give a political party money you’re a card-carrying member. I dropped them for two main reasons: 1) they ensured that Republicans lost elections, and 2) they were anti-military. Their drug stance is too liberal in my view, but not all that important. I’ve stopped giving them money, they stopped calling me, but I still get their emails. The last Libertarian that I paid attention to was a full fledged Communist. I’m not sure how the Libertarians let him in the door.

          >>
          A structure and focus must be in place, FIRST, before any inroads can take place.
          <<

          I think the Libertarian Party is a good example of what will happen with your third party. But say you get one or two individuals elected to Congress, who are they going to caucus with? Even a dozen won’t get much done unless you can get a majority of Congress to go along. And if they caucus with the Republicans, then what? Are they traitors to the cause?

          Bernie Sanders always caucused with the Democrats, so he was a socialist in name only. Even now he’s running as a Democrat, because he knows he’d be nothing as a socialist.

          Jim

    • I still think most would launch if it’s the last chance to stop the 50 megatoner inbound.

  9. Lars P. says:

    Science news, panel of scientists “discovered” that women are mammals:
    http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/saudi-arabia-panel-of-scientists-admits-women-are-mammals-yet-not-human/
    “This is a great leap forward for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia,” concludes Jane Austin, spokeswoman for the Women’s Liberation Action Network. “It may seem too little, too late, but it is truly a milestone event for all women in the region,”
    “This verdict shows the incredible progress the women’s rights movement has made in the past 50 years,” she admitted in a press conference this morning. “Finally, women will no longer be simply considered as objects without souls, but as full-fledged mammals, with the same rights as other animals of their species such as camels and goats,” she said, visibly emotional.

    huch? Is this for real?

    Where are the feminist, the LGBTXYZ and the cohort?
    Women the same rights as camels and goats? No longer soulless objects? A great progress?
    You would think the liberal MSM and the rest of the hypocrites would be all over it…

    Pls, tell me somebody this is a prank…?

  10. Latitude says:

    from the land of the clueless….

    Left wing activists plan on demonstrating at Trump rallies….

    If they really wanted to do damage…they would be holding signs saying “MoveOn for Trump”

  11. DirkH says:

    yonason and I had a lot of fun over at NTZ bashing some local warmunists and exchanged some videos. Which are both so much fun I have to share.

    The unified Field Theory of modern Liberalism

    Tim Ball. Long but really entertaining. Lots of history.

    • >>
      How Modern Liberals “Think.”
      <<

      Apparently, they don’t.

      Jim

    • Dirk,

      I finally watched all of Dr. Ball’s presentation. It’s interesting that you juxtaposed these two videos.The first basically says a modern Liberal (with an uppercase “L”) doesn’t care what’s right or wrong–he (or she) just wants to reduce everything to same level. Dr. Ball still wants to fight these people. Like most of us here, Dr. Ball just regurgitated what we already know. The new item (for me) is a quote from Mencken: “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”

      The only other Mencken quote that I like is: “There is always an easy solution to every problem – neat, plausible, and wrong.”

      Jim

      • DirkH says:

        ” Dr. Ball still wants to fight these people.”

        About half of the Western population is on our side. We just go about our business silently. The lunatics are necessarily losing all the time – if your ideology forces you to side with lies over truth, you can’t build up anything. So they are our dependants. By necessity.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          Disagree. The truth can be outscreamed, then outgunned. A certain island south of Fl. that’s currently in the news comes to mind. Countless others, past and present. Maybe collapse is inevitable eventually, but they certainly can be ‘built up.’

          Going about our business silently has become madness.

        • DirkH says:

          Well Cuba, like the DDR which I visited right after its fall many times, surely doesn’t look built up, does it? They live in the rubble that remains from the previous civilisation.
          This is simply a collective Going Galt by the productive part of society.
          That’s exactly what I mean with, they are our dependants. Yes, they can extend their reign for about max 60 years before total collapse. Venezuela seems to rush it though. Meaning they get to rule over a pile of rubble for 60 years.

          And I don’t recommend LETTING them – when I say, we go about our business silently that is a description of the usual state of affairs. I am all for stopping them.

          BTW the Cuba thing that’s currently happening, well guess what kind of liquid has been found to be ultra-abundant just off its shores…

        • >>
          . . . guess what kind of liquid has been found to be ultra-abundant just off its shores . . . .
          <<

          Salt water? (I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

          Jim

        • DirkH says:

          Nice. No it’s ordinary rock oil.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          Well, yes. I used ‘built up’ as ‘allowed to take power’ only, not as any actual positive constructiveness.

          Just seems we’re becoming more open to allowing that power to have those 60yrs here. Business as usual just helps put the US near the head of the line. The history of stopping it is no confidence builder, despite the history of failure.

  12. DirkH says:

    James, this might be of interest to you. DailyCaller / zerohedge have found some surprising consistency in 25 years of Donald Trump statements. So that might paint a clearer picture of the man. Now, I am of course not personally invested in US national interests but he surely seems to be.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-19/trump-video-25-years-ago-will-shock-you-i%E2%80%99m-tired-seeing-country-ripped

  13. DirkH says:

    Candle industry celebrates their annual “Earth Hour”, where they lobby governments to switch off electric lighting of landmark buildings and send front groups like WWF to replace them with candles for one hour – for higher revenue and better CO2 supplies for plants.

  14. DirkH says:

    Social scientists invent “transabledness”. Stop these people, they need to be SOOO defunded.

    • Lars P. says:

      “Now that the lunatics are running the asylum”

      Very nice said, everything put in one sentence.

      You’re right, all these “experiments” should be defunded. Huge amounts of money wasted for the vanity of some clowns.

      En passant he touches also the double standards of how religions are being treated, in comparison islam with all other and the devaluation of science with the “new-science”. Good 5 minutes.

    • Once the surrender to delusion starts, anything is possible. Legalized abortion, gay marriage, demanding invasion….we keep stripping away the Reality that makes us human. And sane. Won’t end well.

      • gator69 says:

        I have discovered that I am Transfinanced. I am actually a billionaire trapped in a middle class tax bracket, it is the duty of our government to make sure that my true self-identity meets its destiny.

        • Hell, if you’re gonna go, go big. Claim that you’re Trans- Diety.

        • gator69 says:

          There is one huge problem with claiming Transdiety. Separation of church and state.😉

        • DirkH says:

          That’s nothing. I’m transethnic. I’m a Noble Savage trapped in the body of an oppressive white male. So all of you need to worship me because my ethics are pure and untainted.

        • DirkH says:

          “Hell, if you’re gonna go, go big. Claim that you’re Trans- Diety.”

          A thin person trapped in a fat body?

        • *Deity

          I’m doomed without Edit capability.🙂

        • gator69 says:

          Actually I believe transdiety would be a fat person trapped in a thin person’s body. But what do I know, I’m transdyslexic, or something, just give me a monthly check and I’ll be better.

        • ‘There is one huge problem with claiming Transdiety. Separation of church and state. ‘

          Has. Claim to be Allah.

        • There it is again.

          ‘Has’ = ‘Naw. ‘

          Time to kill auto-correct.

        • gator69 says:

          Claim to be Allah.

          I’m pretty sure I would soon tire of subjugating women, sending murderous pedophiles to spread my doctrine, and commanding zealots to go kill in my name. Trans me out of that, thankyou.

        • But you could reverse all that once you’ve been declared omnipotent.

        • gator69 says:

          But then I really wouldn’t be Allah, would I? After all, Allah could reverse things now, but that is not who or what he is.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          Well, keep the eye on the prize. The goal is the rejection of reality. 😊

        • cdquarles says:

          You are free to reject reality. You are not free to reject the consequences of rejecting reality. -Ayn Rand, from memory and thus paraphrased if I didn’t recall it correctly.

        • gator69 says:

          Sorry CD, but according to precedents recently set by our beloved gubmint, I am free to reject reality. Now please excuse me, I have some polar bears, rainforests, and reefs to destroy from my living room.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          I’m gonna be a polar bear tomorrow. At least til noon. But be trapped in the body of a Kodiak.

        • cdquarles says:

          I have sad news, yet …, my mom has passed from this life to the next one. Thanks for all of your prayers.

        • gator69 says:

          I am so very, very sorry for your loss. No words that I can express will ease your grief, so you and your family will remain in my prayers, as it is the best that I can offer.

        • Cd,

          I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I hope our prayers were a comfort. I was thinking of you and your mom while waving a palm frond this Sunday.

          Jim

        • My condolences, CD.

        • cdquarles says:

          Thank you all for your prayers. There is only one of that generation left now and that’s my uncle. Mom was 87 and 90 plus or minus a few is the ‘magic’ number. Now to round up and herd the cats …, um, my family and see about the funeral.

        • Latitude says:

          I just saw this….CD I’m so sorry

        • Though nothing softens the b!ow, 87 is a good run. I’ll never see it. 35 yrs more than my mom saw. Gone when I was 20.

  15. Lars P. says:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-20/black-cop-exposes-anti-trump-protesters-most-hateful-evil-people-ever
    “As he explains, Tatum says that as a black man, he did not feel unsafe around Trump’s supporters but was ready to fight protesters in self-defense. He calls them the most hateful, evil people he has ever seen. “

  16. Lars P. says:

    http://www.pi-news.net/2016/03/jeder-dritte-afd-waehler-migrationshintergrund/
    A very interesting point, 34% of the voters for the AfD (which is the new party called alternative for Germany) consist of people with migration background, which is the highest percentage of all parties in Germany

  17. Lars P. says:

    And one about new batteries:
    According to some precise definitions, the capacity of Procházka’s battery is 20 times higher than that of the best existing lithium batteries
    http://motls.blogspot.com/2016/03/chinese-battery-investor-pays-to-build.html

  18. Heh, Seahawk Sherman doesn’t like NFL Commissioner Goodell’s new ejection rule change (http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/sherman-rips-goodell-for-ejection-proposal/ar-BBqHDZA?ocid=ansmsnsports11).

    Jim

  19. Latitude says:

    F’in insane….Bambi goes to Havana…so he can claim he did something “first”…..Raul doesn’t even meet the plane….and they parade the idiot around in the rain…like they didn’t even have a backup plan…looked like a total fool
    …Hillary is now campaigning on her crotch…..it’s time to elect a woman….how degrading to women in general..

    …and I leave you with this

    • Wonder if they’ll be a nuclear power by the time he leaves.

    • Years ago, when I was learning how to navigate (just after getting my wings), I read a paper that said our navigation system is geocentric. After a few moments of thought, I realized that this should have been intuitively obvious–we’re navigating on the planet Earth after all. Likewise, if you were on Mars for example, you’d used an areocentric navigation system.

      So several years ago, I made a statement on the CompuServe Astronomy Forum that we used a geocentric navigation system on Earth. Some angry dude, claiming to be a US Navy navigator for 20 years, said I was basically full of it. I never did find out what system he used, but I bet he (or someone like him) was the navigator on that task force heading for the lighthouse. They didn’t know where they were, or what system they were using either.

      Jim

  20. Latitude says:

    …and to top it all off…..Bill Clinton is talking about the “awful legacy of the past 7 years”..

    keep it up Bill and there goes the black vote

  21. Latitude says:

    GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!….

  22. Latitude says:

    “The cause of all this bloodshed is Islam. We need to de-Islamize the West. That is the only way to safeguard our lives and protect our freedom”.

    “This is intolerable. Open borders are a huge safety risk. Our citizens are in mortal danger if we do not restore control over our own national borders”.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/03/22/geert-wilders-speaks-to-breitbart-on-brussels/

    • I’m still afraid it’s gonna take the body count from a nuke or two. This scale of attack has been going on around the world for how long now. It hasn’t been able to pull them from their moral high ground yet.

      • DirkH says:

        Well how big is that nuke. In Vietnam, US forces calculated that one tactical nuke strike would cause devastation on par with 12 conventional bomber attacks. (12 waves). So they did their thing conventionally to not give the enemy an excuse to attack with Chinese or Russian nukes as well (US bases were far better suited targets for nuke strikes than the Ho Chi Minh trail).

        How many Christians does Islam kill in a year worldwide? About 100,000. So that’s your nuke, once a year.

        What we have is a political elite so far in denial they need to be ousted ASAP.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          Yes. If the ‘paper cuts’ haven’t caused enough outrage yet, don’t think it ever will. 30, 50, 150 dead here or there will never be enough to overcome their need to feel good about themselves, their multicultural tolerance, their virtue signaling.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          I think it will finally be it about Islam only when that 100,000 happens at once.

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