LOL, makingout — not too “familiar” with my comments, are you?
 July 29, 2015 at 5:51pm
“You’re going to make the election about abortion!” Casone shouted back to Starnes. “Something [that’s been legal] since Roe v. Wade. You really want to go all the way back to that debate when there are so many other issues facing this country? That’s the election you want to have in 2016?”
If the election is about PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION, who wins, then?
 July 29, 2015 at 5:22pm
Yup — and this is a very interesting and great example of the phenomenon.
Regarding the munition disposal, though: why can’t they use that explosive power for some useful purpose? (sort of a non-nuclear “Operation Plowshare”)
 July 29, 2015 at 3:21pm
“many people of faith have wondered from the word”
I would bet that “wandered” was said there.
 July 29, 2015 at 1:04am
“Smart people who didn’t want their familiar put under the media spotlight wouldn’t run.”
Well . . . isn’t a “familiar” an animal that is an associate of a witch or a wizard?
Frankly, I would never vote for a witch or a wizard no matter WHAT the background was of their familiar.
Since Oblama doesn't want it made public THEN it should be made public !
 July 28, 2015 at 1:13am
Krauthammer really reached on this one to label it “hypocrisy”
 July 27, 2015 at 2:12pm
It is as if the reporting on Bernie Madoff was something like: “How will this affect his social life?”
 July 27, 2015 at 1:09pm
“amnesty” is a euphemism
if it were mere “amnesty”, then they wouldn’t be punished for breaking the law
BUT that is not what is meant by “amnesty” in this context.
Instead, what is called “amnesty” is actually a REWARD for law-breaking
 July 26, 2015 at 9:48pm
Yes, CT, you are referring to the “Samson Option”
The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy is a 1991 book by Seymour Hersh. It details the history of Israel’s nuclear weapons program and its effects on Israel-American relations. The “Samson Option” of the book’s title refers to the nuclear strategy whereby Israel would launch a massive nuclear retaliatory strike if the state itself was being overrun, just as the Biblical figure Samson is said to have pushed apart the pillars of a Philistine temple, bringing down the roof and killing himself and thousands of Philistines who had gathered to see him humiliated.
BUT as foo notes: Israel would never do something like that unless it is a “final move”.
With Iran and its “Twelvers”, an offensive strike would be a first move to bring on a cataclysmic series of events and the return of the “Mahdi”
 July 26, 2015 at 7:17pm
Sorry, but Cruz is smart, honest, and correct on the issues.
That makes him an “extremist” — so he is unelectable.
Quite. Would have enjoyed a 'curated' piece on legislation Juan McLame helped to shelve on armed armed services 6 months ago.
Cruz is all you say and more and sadly I agree that in modern day AmeriKa Cruz is considered an ‘extremist’ by these oafs who have no knowledge how the real world operates.
Free 'curating', outside of PuffPo even...
I would agree, except he is "unelectable" only as far as the press and the establishment are concerned, sadly, they are saying it so often and so loudly they are making a lot of smart, dedicated conservatives believe it. My father, who lives in TX, loves cruz, but SAYS "I don't think he can be elected, so I need to support someone who can be elected". UUUGH!
Reagan anyone? he was unelectable. And Cruz is more Reaganesque than Reagan, and I rever the Gipper.
@ Chuck Stein ---- I agree and I hope Cruz makes the debate. Don't know if he will because the Repub establishment doesn't want 2 wildcards in it. Trump being the other one. They can't fix the poll numbers enough to keep Trump out, but they may be able to keep Cruz out. Either way, alot of things will change after the 1st debate. Usually intra-party debates are only watched by hardcore pols. But because of Trump, viewership will be huge --- Repubs, Dems, Indies, pop culture folks. Everyone.
Donald Trump is the smartest and richest person to ever run for the Presidency. He will likely be the nominee in my view. First he put the Mexicans in their place and declared to the entire world what kind of people the Mexicans are. Then he sued all the companies that dropped him for those so called "racist" remarks. He'll make them pay like he did the newspaper who published an unflattering editorial about him. He's smacked down McCain for being stupid and Perry for being stupid and Hilary for being stupid and Mitch McConnell for being stupid and Jeb for being stupid. He pointed out that Walker was stupid too. They have no come back because he's rich and they are only worth millions at best. He's worth billions which is a 100 times more than millions. He tells it like it is without regard to PC, which appeals to me. I also think all those people are stupid.
Trump is not stupid, he's smart and graduated from an Ivy League college. And he's rich, really rich. Because he's so smart.
Sad isn't Chuck, the fools rather have a idiot community Organizer.
Cruze is also not a natural born American citizen and therefore not eligible for the office, if Republicans insist on running him the will regularize Obama.
 July 26, 2015 at 4:36pm
I remember when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum’s Circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the program which I most desired to see was the one described as “The Boneless Wonder”. My parents judged that the spectacle would be too demoralizing and revolting for my youthful eye and I have waited fifty years, to see The Boneless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench.
On Ramsay MacDonald
 July 26, 2015 at 4:32pm
Cruz’s talk reminds me of Churchill’s “Boneless Wonder” speech.
Oh and regarding “utah real conservatives want [Hatch] out!!!!!!”
I got a call from Dan Jones & Associates yesterday.
I rated Lee as “very favorable” and Hatch as “very unfavorable” (the poll was really about moving the prison from Bluffdale, though)
I remember when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum's Circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the program which I most desired to see was the one described as "The Boneless Wonder". My parents judged that the spectacle would be too demoralizing and revolting for my youthful eye and I have waited fifty years, to see The Boneless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench.
On Ramsay MacDonald
hatch is a spineless (boneless), pathetic, mendacious, DC fixture, exceeding his benefit to the country on his first day in office! But then, you knew that.
 July 24, 2015 at 11:27pm
There are a LOT of black snakes.
Black adder may refer to either of two classifications of snake:
Vipera berus, a venomous viper species found in Europe and Asia
Heterodon platirhinos, a non-venomous snake found in the United States
 July 24, 2015 at 11:15pm
Odds are that Abe Foxman is totally OK with the Iranians getting nukes (and getting paid 150 Billion in the process).
He might as well be head of the DNC.
 July 24, 2015 at 9:39pm
Wrongful death, too.
The duty of care for custodial situations is very high.
They knew (or should have known) that she was suicidal — and they had a garbage bag in the cell.
Big time liability, but for negligence — not brutality.
Well they might sue for neigence. I'm not sure what the rate of suicides are with trash bags.
I agree with you and Smokey.
The cops didn't murder her, but they were woefully negligent ignoring evidence of suicidal tendencies on her part. They could and maybe should get in hot water for that oversight and carelessness.
But the morons insisting that there was some sort murder and racist cover up are shaming their cause.
 July 24, 2015 at 9:35pm
“adda” reminds of an “adder”
So, you subliminally can get a “black adder”
Snakes “lie about” on the ground, too.
So you get the idea of a black adder lying about on the ground.
July 24, 2015 at 6:44pm
How about the eBay backstory?
“My fiancee wanted to sell her Pez collection, so I started eBay.”
A total fabrication — and they admitted it finally.
 July 24, 2015 at 6:10pm
“as soon as government tries to fix capitalism, its no longer capitalism”
Yup — and government made its first giant attempt to “fix” it back in 1913 with the Federal Reserve.
 July 24, 2015 at 5:23pm
Usually not an “exchange” — we just give up spies & terrorists (sometimes we might get back a deserter or an idiot backpacker who can’t read a map).