I read the article on how fact checkers compared C. & T. in the debate. What does it say about him that he went on national TV to debate with a known liar ( even Democrats laugh at calling her ‘honest’) and fact checkers say he played more fast and loose with the truth than she did?
 September 27, 2016 at 12:37pm
3rd party & article Convention of States.
September 27, 2016 at 12:35pm
Good luck hoping one of them won’t kill you.
I choose C.
[-1] September 27, 2016 at 12:27pm
Trump may be an outsider (Democrat at heart) who stood up to the party…but he can’t stand the thought of anyone else breaking ranks with him. How very collectivist/statist…..
 September 27, 2016 at 12:21pm
My family split on the issue…some for T. the rest for Johnson.
Trump will be what he is, not what others want him to become.
He isn’t even pretending to change to get elected. What you see is what you get, a liberal who wants to undermine the protections of a free press, supports abuse of eminent domain, and speaks vaguely about helping innocent people get off the no fly list while supporting the use of it to deny people a constitutional right without due process.
You will get a RINO who doesn’t understand conservative principals well enough to articulate them in an interview, much less support them in practice.
He will be a tin pot dictator.
September 27, 2016 at 12:13am
All computer models have produced predictions that deviated from reality… but This Time it will be different and we should believe them because….. ? (They can’t be wrong forever, if a broken clock can be right twice a day then they have to guess right someday … You must have faith – and give them money and power…)
September 27, 2016 at 12:01am
I lived in Alaska. Climate change may be real, but the “science” is really questionable.
There are a LOT of variables, weather/climate is complex. The climate has been changing since before humans evolved. To seize on “human caused” and the plant food CO2 as THE cause now seems to be very political and not very scientific.
A lot of research money is going to studies involving CO2 and very little is going to research other climate variables. When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
September 26, 2016 at 11:51pm
What Clinton will not say during the debate
When she uses the word “fair” she assumes that she will decide whether something is fair.
Millions of people in the economy deciding that someone benefited them so much that the people directly affected were voluntarily paying $— , or avoided the product, just have to be incompetent to decide what is important to them – or how important it should be.
She and her friends will decide how much you should have valued things. That’s “fair”, right?
September 26, 2016 at 11:42pm
When her eyes move rapidly, they go out of sync. Not a symptom of stroke, but either post concussion or a certain degenerative disease. If concussion, it will gradually improve.
Her thick glasses have an unusual prescription associated with recovering from a stroke. She may have several health issues going on.
September 26, 2016 at 11:36pm
I am surprised he didn’t call her on the no fly list gaffe. He could have pointed out that stripping someone of a constitutional right without due process is taking a slippery slope a step too far.
Then he could have talked about
A. How easy it is to get on the list …how Kennedy ended up on the list 2x but had the political clout to get off…
B. That there really is no systematic review / due process to get OFF the list.
Instead he said vaguely that he supported helping people get off the list who were placed on it by accident but that he otherwise generally agreed with her.
September 24, 2016 at 3:30pm
Possibly. R.P. would be a good match for them, I’m not sure about Cruz. Any decent 3rd party candidate would attract attention at this point. R.P. & C. Would both be better than the current options. K. is too conventional to run 3rd party (especially this one) but if he were anywhere on the ticket independents would be interested.
I may make J. my protest vote. I haven’t seen any good options, and he would be better than Hillary. I have been worried that Trump might be as bad/worse in some ways than H. so Johnson may be a better pick than T.
Does anyone have a better idea?
September 21, 2016 at 6:21pm
They have to qualify for free /reduced cost lunches in most places.
Since the parents didn’t apply for free lunches….
September 21, 2016 at 6:17pm
So unfair that kids are punished with the loss of a parent when their daddy goes to prison. So unfair that kids are punished with birth defects when mommy was high on drugs during her pregnancy. So unfair that some kids are born to parents with no work ethic or surrounded by gangs.
“Fair” cannot be enforced. Universal fairness cannot even exist.
Is it fair:
__ Teaching kids that there are no consequences for forgetting to tell Mom the lunch account is low/overdrawn for 2-3weeks…
__ Making other families pay for their kids lunches & the lunches of anyone who doesn’t bother to pay isn’t fair either…
 September 21, 2016 at 6:00pm
Your decisions often affect others, including your family, for better or for worse.
It’s not punishing the kids for their parents actions. Cause and effect is important to learn at any age.
Working toward a promotion or making an effort to eat healthy affects your kids too. Is that fair/earned by them?
Parents who drink/do drugs to the ones in prison or DUI repeat offenders are easy to pick on, but whether studying for a degree or putting in time at a local charity, (or just selfish and forgetful) pretty much everyone is making some choices that have consequences beyond themselves.
Your parents made choices that affected their lives – and yours. You try to make good choices because you know choices have consequences… and not just for yourself.
Asside from that, don’t you think the kid had some responsibility for his own actions ? My daughter doesn’t always remember to give me the weekly report on her lunch account.
If the school lunches cost the same as at my daughter’s school, then there would have been at least 1 end of week report of a low balance then a day or more to empty the account, then 10 school days (2 weeks) running a deficit before the account was 25$ in the red and they limited him to a cheese sandwich.
Blame the parents, sure. The kid probably earned some blame too.
 September 21, 2016 at 5:18pm
We pay through taxes, then they have parents buy school supplies for the teachers, then they expect parents to be supportive and volunteer even more for school fund raisers.
It is like a someone holding you at gun point to rob you, then putting away the gun and asking for donations. How could you be so hard-hearted??? It’s for the children…
 September 21, 2016 at 5:12pm
For how many weeks? Lunches in my daughter’s school are 2.50 so it would take 10 school days (2 weeks) to get 25.00 in the hole. How many Friday notes did the family ignore while the balance got low? How many times did the kid just forget to give it to them? The kid would have been told that his account was getting low, or was overdrawn. …Maybe he deserves to be a bit embarassed.
 September 21, 2016 at 5:04pm
If someone’s account hits 0 they don’t starve the kid, but he/she doesn’t get a hot lunch.
The kids learn that there are consequences for forgetting to give their parents the end of the week note telling them the lunch account balance. No one gets free stuff in this world, someone pays.
I don’t have a problem with the system. Removing all consequences is part of what turns little kids into helpless snowflakes that melt at the first hint of adversity.
BTW ___I was bullied and tormented at school as a kid. I know what it is like to be embarrassed, etc. I still side with the school on this, though Chuck Stein’s post made good sense in hidden comments below Jinxe.
 September 21, 2016 at 4:49pm
Even then, how much courage you have on a given day may not be the same as how much you have to draw on another day. A man can be strengthened or worn down in various ways.
It can be easier to be brave for someone else than for yourself and it is easier to be brave with friends, but public disaproval for a choice can make it even harder.
 September 20, 2016 at 8:15pm
I have long thought that T. isn’t as rich as he claims. Cash flow problems behind this??? It can make you wonder.