Good morning everyone! I know that I tend to take up too much above-the-fold space in my posts, but since I favour the buildup and punchline approach and it wrecks the rhythm to break the flow during the buildup with a “gag continued below”, I habitually use too many column-inches to finish the first thread.
Not this time!
Rand Paul is the 2016 candidate Republicans need. Too bad they won’t admit it.
The Week ^ | April 7, 2015 | Peter Weber, senior editor
Posted on 4/7/2015 10:49:00 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was first out of the gate in the 2016 presidential horse race, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is the underdog everyone suddenly seems to be rooting for. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is still probably the odds-on favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker not too far behind.
But this is the only prediction I’m comfortable making: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is announcing his candidacy in Louisville today, won’t be America’s next president.
That’s not because the 52-year-old freshman senator from Kentucky wouldn’t make a formidable candidate; it’s because he won’t get the chance. Republicans won’t nominate him as their 2016 standard-bearer — luckily for Democrats.
Paul isn’t necessarily a natural candidate — he can be a little unflatteringly churlish with the news media, a candidate’s gateway to voters — but he doesn’t come across as phony, and campaigning is a skill candidates can and do acquire on the trail. His campaign theme will be the aggressively populist couplet “Defeat the Washington machine. Unleash the American Dream”:
***************I’m seeing a lot of love for him from the media.
As much as I like Cruz, I prefer Rand. The other GOP candidates don’t understand that US is bankrupt and they all still want to maintain a large military force. US can not afford it. Military need to be cut 50%, across the board cuts everywhere is needed
Next up – if at first you don’t secede…….
Armored Federal Agents Raid Texas Secessionist Meeting.
patdollard.com ^ | 3/1/15 | Jack Flash
Posted on 3/3/2015 10:48:16 AM by grumpygresh
In a deliberate “show of force,” federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating all cell phones and personal recording devices. Members of the Republic of Texas, a seccession movement dedicated to restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic, had gathered Feb. 14 in a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall along with public onlookers. They were debating issues of currency, international relations and celebrating the birthday of one of their oldest members.
***************Thought crimes lead to SWAT raids.
To: Uncle Miltie
Chilling. Maybe it’s my confirmation bias but the Obama administration seems to be accelerating its attack on the Bill of Rights. I’d say that on the off chance conservatives take the government back, dismantling the DHS
Dismantling the DHS? You Freepers thought it was the shiznit when Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) proposed it, and George Bushopolis II (R-decider) implemented it. You cheered when union-busting riders were attached, and when Bernie Kerik was nominated to run it (oops).
You loved EVERY FUCKING THING about it. You right-wing nutjobs eat, drink and sleep authoritarianism.
Until it’s turned on you.
Then it suddenly sucks.
and restoring its essential functions to their original structure would be #1 on the priority list. Obama has the core of a personal army as it is.
This is not the first run in with ROT that Texas has had. Back in the 90s they created a lot havoc in Texas with their fake courts and serving fake paper.That culminated in 97 with a kidnapping and armed stand-off. Guv Bush convinced the federal agents to stay back allowing the Rangers and DPS to handle it. Some of them surrendered but a couple tried to escape into the desert and were killed.
ROT never ended, they just changed their techniques saying they were good ROT, different from the bad ROT that was causing all the problems.
Now they are back to their old tricks.
Back in those days ROT, militia, posse comitatus, sovereign citizens, etc were considered to be freaky fringe groups. Now they are considered to be mainstream GOP groups. The freepers worship Warlord Bundy and his militia for the armed stand-off with Clark County sheriff’s dept. and BLM in Nevada.
Iraqi immigrant watching his first snowfall shot and killed, Dallas police say
CNN ^ | March 7, 2015 | Pat St. Claire
Posted on 3/7/2015 12:55:01 AM by ConservativeStatement(CNN)—An Iraqi man watching his first snowfall in his new American hometown was shot and killed by an unknown assailant, according to Dallas police.
Authorities have stepped up patrols in the neighborhood where Ahmed Al-Jumaili lived — and died — in their effort to find whoever killed the 36-year-old early Thursday as he and his brother watched the snow while Al-Jumaili’s wife took photos.
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The guy who killed him is the lesser of two evils.
Which is still evil, and must be brought to justice.
‘It’s already happening, more of less, in the case of civil rights laws’
ansas’ secretary of state said during a radio program this week that it is unlikely but possible that President Barack Obama will order a moratorium on the prosecution of all African-American criminals.
During “The Kris Kobach Show” on Sunday night, a caller speculated Obama will exercise prosecutorial discretion in ordering that black criminals aren’t to be prosecuted in U.S. courts.
“Word is going to come down that there just won’t be any prosecutions of black criminals, and I can see it happening. I don’t think I’m nuts for envisioning it,” the caller said.
“Well, it’s already happening, more or less, in the case of civil rights laws,” Kobach responded. “So I guess it’s not a huge jump. I think it’s unlikely but, you know, I’ve learned to say with this president never say never.”
What say ye, Freepers? Paranoid fever-dream, or horrible reality?
To: Bullish; Altura Ct.; HiTech RedNeck
I’ve been saying for several years now that he will pardon every “person of color,” LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM, homeless, paedophile, drug user and illegal immigrant before he leaves office.
To: Altura Ct.
A hands off policy resembles how the mob intimidates local police from touching their members. Of course, Zer0 did have mob connections while in Chicago. The Black Gangster Disciples comes to mind.
Let’s not go completely off the rails.
Are you kidding? If the Freeperati didn’t make a fetish over going off the rails, I wouldn’t have a gig!
Political advantage today depends on what an increasingly crazy liberal body politic wants.
It used to be that conservative sentiment would rein in the worst. Now with Gay America that presumption has gone right out the window.
Is Obama nuts, yes. But lets not be paranoid. People are going so crazy they talk about a 3rd term ect. Obama is not going to pardon all those people nor is he going to have a 3rd term. The next congress and President will dismantle what little he has actually done. No fear.
To: Altura Ct.