The superbowl stopped being a family thing when Justin Timberlake tore off Janet Jackson’s outfit several years ago.
I use to watch (and record) the superbowl for the commercials. Now I just hit up YouTube. Of course, there’s apparently a commercial about the difference between a vegan and a meat eater and how long the former can last in bed. It was literally the first link that popped up when I searched for the commercials. Even the thumbnail isn’t appropriate for kids.
 February 9, 2016 at 4:58pm
Cuban is a smart business guy, but he has no clue how govt works.
““There has never been an investor in the history of investors that has believed a 10 year projection in a business plan,” he wrote. “Yet for some reason we allow candidates to deliver tax, healthcare and other financial plans over a 10 year period.””
Yeah, because politicians actually know how long it takes govt to get anything done. This is a good thing (govt inaction, not a 10 year plan). They use a 10 year plan because it makes the math easy. They don’t say “We’ll get the deficit to 0 in 2 years” because of how much bureaucracy there is. If the President could come in and just do things, we wouldn’t have a Republic. We’d have a dictatorship.
What I find most hilarious is that he wants to hear new ideas from any candidate running for President. Public office isn’t about new ideas. It’s about ideas that are as old as Rome itself. If you want new ideas, those come from the private sector, where anyone with a new idea can just run with it without having to get into a debate with 300 other people about how to implement it.
Cuban forgets also, that no candidate and not many a voter today cares about leadership and that we're on a sinking ship without life rafts. It's all about winning. It's like fighting over money while every product one can purchase with it is taken off the market. In the end, by the time everyone's done with their pissing contest the winner will have the empty victory of having a whole lot of nothing to do a whole lot of nothing with.
P.S. In case there are mods or readers who may be offended by my "language" , piss (well the Hebrew equivalent) is a Biblical term and was acceptable enough slang that God Himself used it. If you have a problem with my usage then you also have a problem with God. See 1 Kings 14:10 for an example: " Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone."
 February 9, 2016 at 3:11pm
Probably most. The blonde that said “person of color” clearly didn’t get it. She had a shocked expression to many times. The dark haired girl nearby may not have figured it out either.
The guy that turned red trying not to laugh clearly knew what was going on :-)
I got a kick out of this. Especially when the blonde spoke up, quite confidently, and said “I said person of color”. LOL. I’m pretty sure the term “colored”, which “person of color” is pretty close to, is border-line racist.
Hey, the English in India called Indians people of color, so color now is what color? Black, brown, pink, white, yellow, etc. They are not even listening to what they are saying just repeating garbage learned in schools.
“In poll after poll he is the most liked, and is the candidate people WISH we could have”
Really? I’ve listened to Carson. I’ve read his stances. He is a brilliant brain surgeon, but he doesn’t have a clue about much else. I found myself disagreeing with him far more often than not.
He was catapulted to national attention during the prayer breakfast for calling out the President’s policies. That’s about as far as his conservatism really goes.
 February 6, 2016 at 3:06pm
Why was the Cruz camp watching CNN and monitoring CNN? Because Fox couldn’t get enough of Rubio and kept saying how close it was between Trump and Cruz, even as Cruz continued to pull away from Trump (I was watching live results). At the 80% reporting mark, it became obvious that Cruz was going to win and yet Fox just talked about Rubio. What in the hell?!
So it’s not that conservatives are happy to watch msm when it suits us, it’s that Fox hasn’t been conservative in many years. Fox has become, in some cases, worse than CNN. When CNN is doing unbiased reporting and Fox isn’t even biased toward a conservative but is instead biased toward a full blown progressive (Trump), then you know there’s a problem with “conservative media”.
 February 2, 2016 at 6:55pm
Or just a different Lutheran church. I seriously doubt that every Lutheran church has this same policy.
Some churches can be extremely political. I was raised Assemblies of God and believe me, a cattier bunch would be hard to find. MEOOOWWWW!! It eventually took away from the message we went to hear and finally quit going.
February 2, 2016 at 6:54pm
“Lutheran’s take communion every week.”
I’m sure many of them do. I seriously doubt that 100% of Lutheran’s take communion every single week. That was kind of the point of the above comment. You can attend services and not receive communion. I’m sure it happens all the time.
February 1, 2016 at 8:19pm
LOL. We saw one of these at a hotel in Nevada recently. They actually are pretty cool. Prior to that experience, pancakes were premade or you used the waffle maker to make waffles.
Now I’m in the mood for pancakes :-)
 February 1, 2016 at 4:07pm
If the market truly wants ethanol, then yes, these farmers will end up better off without the mandate. I don’t think the market really wants it though. Either way, the farmers need to stop sucking off the govt tit and sink or swim based on what the market wants.
 February 1, 2016 at 4:03pm
Sorry to say this, but imo, Iowa farmers are not conservative. They are “conservative” meaning they’re in favor of small or limited govt right up until it hurts their farm and they have to compete in the marketplace. If they were actually interested in competition and a free market, they’d have been in favor of ending the ethanol subsidy for a very long time.
IMO, the ethanol farmers don’t care about not being able to go over that blend wall. They simply care about being paid to grow corn for food. I could be wrong, but imo, without that subsidy, the ethanol market will collapse. I seriously doubt it’s going to grow in the way that Cruz is hoping. The big question is, would people use ethanol if not for the mandate?
I spoke with someone on FB last night that claimed to be from Iowa. It is why he’s choosing Trump, because Cruz has vowed to end the ethanol subsidy and he doesn’t want that subsidy to go away. That’s not conservatism. That’s not limited govt. That’s “govt for me because it benefits me”.
All voters are "issue" voters.....Iowa corn farmers are no different.
It just goes to show, when Rubio and Rand and others claim that Cruz will "saying anything to get elected", they are wrong.
I don't see any other candidate standing up to ethanol subsidies the way Cruz is, even if they agree with him.
JEDKNIGHT, a good post but I have to slightly disagree with you on this in that conservatism actually is for big government Statism and you have done a great job of making the case of it in your post.
As you correctly point out Conservatism is only against subsidies that they do not agree with or benefit from.
"The big question is, would people use ethanol if not for the mandate?"
I know you know that the answer to that question is in the question itself - if it could sustain itself it would not need subsidies.
So perhaps I could lure you away from the Dark side of conservatism and into the Light of Libertarianism? : )
 February 1, 2016 at 3:58pm
I think the ethanol subsidy started under Bush.
 January 29, 2016 at 5:54pm
@Hoppy: “Was Ronald Reagan a conservative when he wanted socialized medicine, government to own all utilities and voted for FDR?”
No, no he wasn’t. And he would’ve told you that he wasn’t a conservative at the time too.
Ronald Reagan changed his policy positions 180 degrees over the span of about 30 years. Yeah, when he was in college he talked about how great FDR was because he gave his parents jobs. Later in life, 30s-40s, he had completely changed and realized that that was a bad thing. He spoke out against socialized medicine when medicare was being enacted.
Ronald Reagan the Governor and President was a completely different person from Ronald Reagan the college student.
The problem with Trump supporters is that you keep trying to compare Trump to Reagan by saying that Reagan changed his mind too. Reagan didn’t change his mind 6 months before the GOP nominating process began. Reagan had already served as a conservative Governor in CA and before that he’d been championing conservative causes. Reagan didn’t change his mind overnight the way Trump makes you think he has.
 January 29, 2016 at 5:49pm
@TMC: No, any of the Republican candidates aren’t better than Clinton or Sanders. There is one candidate that is clearly the same as both of them. Trump is that candidate. If any of those three win, then yes, the country is doomed.
That is why I and others will refuse to vote if that’s the choice. It won’t be about the lesser of two evils. It will be about evil. I for one will not participate in such a thing.
January 25, 2016 at 10:06pm
Conservatives should be voting for the most conservative candidate. Trump is the most progressive. I would’ve expected conservatives to put Cruz or Paul at the top since they’re both in their first term, they’re very conservative, and neither one of them supported the gang of 8. Instead, conservatives are picking the loud progressive just because he’s loud. Oh, I forgot, “he can’t be bought” because he’s busy buying all the politicians.
 January 25, 2016 at 12:29pm
We know exactly what Obama was up to (at least near that time frame) because he has told us. Smoking dope, hanging out with the marxist professors. Stuff like that. It’s in his book, so we know all about it.
Just because most of the electorate ignored it, doesn’t mean he didn’t tell us. I’ll take this Ted Cruz over that Obama any day though.
 January 19, 2016 at 1:37pm
She’s really pathetic if she endorses him. Obviously looking for a place in the Trump cabinet.
I guess all her talk about being a principled conservative was just that, talk.
More like all the talk about the people she endorsed being principled conservatives was just that, talk. Most of them turned out to be progressive rinos, who pedaled and USED her influence with REAL American conservatives to further their political careers, knowingly fooling her. They would not be where they are now if it weren’t for Sarah Palin, (Rubio, Cruz and a talk media type included) then they turn their back on her. For all you pathetic Palin haters I hope she’s offered a YUUGE position in a Trump White House, a very YUUGE position and carries a very YUUGE BIG stick while helping make America Great Again! You go girl kick butt!
[-3] January 18, 2016 at 6:04pm
“The numbers, chapter and verse designations aren’t in the original anyway so who cares how you say or write it.”
Chapters and verses may not have been there, but since it was Paul’s second letter to the church in Corinth, it most certainly does matter how it’s said. You wouldn’t say “In mom’s two letter about her trip”, you would say “In mom’s second letter about her trip”.
If you don’t see the difference then you need some serious help. It’s written as 2 or II, but it’s said as second.
Trump is trying to pass himself off as more than what he really is. The voters are lapping it up. At this point, his supporters are no different from Obama supporters.
Academic theologians frequently use "two" instead of "second" (or "three" instead of "third") when making biblical references. What Trump did was completely acceptable in biblical scholarship. While he obviously is not a frequent reader of the Bible and I can't stand the guy, this is not a proper criticism of the man.
Also, 2 Corinthians was actually Paul's third letter. In 1 Corinthians 5:9, he referenced a letter he had previously written to them, thus making 1 Corinthians the second letter, and the 2 Corinthians the third...unless of course there were other letters he had written in between these.
@dredz Really? Where do they use "Three"?
Is that you, Donald?
 January 18, 2016 at 5:56pm
“I think many devout Christians would find that Beck being a Mormon is a much bigger thing to discuss rather than the word “two”.”
Why? Beck isn’t running for President. More importantly, Beck would stand side by side with you to protect you from government interference. That being the case, who’s the bigger man and more closely following what their religion tells them to do?
If all you’ve got is “Beck’s a Mormon!”, then you don’t have much.