Open Thread: Rooting for Injuries?

I frankly suspect this “rally” will never happen — the Trump and Cruz camps will never be able to agree on top billing, dais placement, who gets to bloviate first, etc. But I doubt it’s only Democrats gleefully imagining the Clash of the Titanic Egos…






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    LanceThruster says:

    Tweedledum and Tweedledummer.

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    Baud says:

    I hope they call Iran The Great Satan.

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    Mike J says:

    “We know his goal is to make America great again,” a woman said. “It’s on his hat. And we see it every time it’s on TV. Everything that he’s doing, there’s no doubt why he’s doing it: it’s to make America great again.”

    http://time.com/4009413/donald.....ank-luntz/

    What part of his hat don’t you understand? IT. IS. ON. HIS. HAT.

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    redshirt says:

    Have any of the front pagers informed Cole that his blog has 4 day and counting technical problem?

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    gocart mozart says:

    Cruz is Trumps (right)wingman. Right now it is in both their interests to form an alliance but if things change . . . think Hitler/Stalin Pact.

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    Marvel says:

    It’s hard to imagine Mr. Trump sharing the spotlight with anyone. That said, whenever I see or hear of him, I only ever think of his obvious Doppelganger…

    http://imgur.com/6pvWFh4

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    NCSteve says:

    Oh, it’ll happen. Cruz is brow nosing for Trump’s endorsement on the day Trump decides running for president for real isn’t fun anymore. And if that day comes, Cruz will definitely get it if he avoids pricking the giant prick’s prickly ego until then.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Mike J: Why didn’t they say so? If it’s on his hat, that changes everything!!! VICTORY!!!

    P.S. On the previous (dead) thread, I suggested that you tweet Cole, tell him about the website, and offer to help. I will personally pass the BJ hat to pay you. :-)

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    scav says:

    @Mike J: And Annette Funicello really and truly tuned into a mouse for most of her early career.

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    Marvel says:

    It’s hard to imagine Mr. Trump sharing the spotlight with anyone. That said, whenever I see or hear of him, I only ever think of his obvious Doppelganger…

    http://imgur.com/6pvWFh4

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    Arm The Homeless says:

    In an alternate universe, I imagine T-Rump taking undercover video of Cruz bad-mouthing the rubes, to be released a few days before the convention.

    But we already had our 47% video, so this may be asking too much.

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    Anoniminous says:

    @Mike J:

    OMG it is on his HAT. Shut down the papacy, the election, and the InterTubes.

    Theyz all been won.

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    @lamh36: Yes, but did you see POTUS???

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @scav: She was an animagus? Cool.

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    MomSense says:

    @lamh36:

    Awww, sweet Zoe with her favorite auntie! Congratulations. I love the name Zoe–life!

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    Wag says:

    @Marvel:

    I’m thinking more Hitler/Mussolini. Someone has to be VP and it might as well be Cruz.

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    MomSense says:

    Someone here a couple weeks (month?) ago suggested that Trump pick Charlie Sheen for his running mate. #WINNING

    Well today Charlie Sheen tweeted to Trump that he wants to be his running mate. What other devious plots can we launch from here?

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    cckids says:

    @Marvel:

    It’s hard to imagine Mr. Trump sharing the spotlight with anyone. That said, whenever I see or hear of him, I only ever think of his obvious Doppelganger…

    When I see Trump, I hear DeNiro as Capone. The way he talks with his hands, the temper, the grandiosity, the bald-faced lies . . . very, very similar.

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    JPL says:

    @lamh36: Better than meeting the Pres.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @lamh36: So don’t keep us jackasses in suspense:

    Did you get to see PBO today, or his motorcade, or anything?

    Although hanging with Miss Zoe is way cool too.

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    JPL says:

    Has anyone asked Trump what he doesn’t like about the Iran deal?
    I’m sure the answer will be all of it Katie.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @MomSense:
    OMG. Charlie Sheen lurks here?

    On a somewhat more serious note, Martin and other members of the Estevez family might want to consider an intervention. Associating with the likes of Donald Trump can’t be good for Charlie’s not-exactly-robust mental health.

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    JPL says:

    @MomSense: I’m hoping for Sarah. She’s been looking for a new job.

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    @lamh36:

    She is pretty irresistibly cute. Just remember that cuteness when she has colic and takes the roof off the whole place at 2 am! ;-)

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    MomSense says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    That would explain a lot! Apparently he got the idea from Owen Wilson who wrote the idea in a post at politico. #TrumpSheen16

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    JGabriel says:

    Politico via Anne Laurie @ Top:

    Though they’re rivals on the campaign trail, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are teaming up for a joint attack on President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

    Oh noez! The President is going to be attacked by Republicans!

    How will the President ever survive an onslaught of the combined intellectual firepower of Ted Cruz and The Donald?

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    wasabi gasp says:

    @MomSense:

    Press Secretary Sarah Palin #feedallofthem

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    lamh36 says:

    @Iowa Old Lady: Mahnn…naw. I missed him. He did tour a neighborhood that is LITERALLY 5 mins from my job, but he didn’t come to “New Charity”(as some of us call it).

    Funny enough, at least 3 times now I’ve been in the same city as either POTUS or FLOTUS and just never could make it to the area..

    le sigh…

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    Schlemazel says:

    @redshirt:
    Its a shame nobody has ever mentioned it in a thread here in the last four days.

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    JGabriel says:

    @MomSense:

    Well today Charlie Sheen tweeted to Trump that he wants to be his running mate. What other devious plots can we launch from here?

    We could try to get Trump to say something really racist – but the problem is, I can’t think of anything really racist Trump hasn’t already said.

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    ThresherK says:

    @JGabriel: It’s like she’s facing the combined powers of Superboy and Aqualad.

    I don’t see even a Robin the Boy Wonder in that pack.

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    MomSense says:

    @JPL: @wasabi gasp:

    Sheen for Veep
    Palin Press Secretary

    Surely there must be enough former Apprentice contestants to fill his cabinet.

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    jl says:

    I don’t know how the Trump fan base thinks. But I find it odd that Cruz is explaining to the media his clever plan to ape Trump on policy until the time is right and then start pointing out their differences. That strikes me as an odd strategy for a conniving, trimming, disingenuous sleazebag to use to attract people who support a genuine, blunt, straight talking and straightforward sleazebag. But I am not a genius and World Historical Figure like Ted Cruz.

    Cruz is also back the pack with the likes Bush, Walker and Rubio, so will need to get most of the Trump supporters to put him out in front.

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    Baud says:

    @MomSense:

    Which cabinet position would the reigning Miss America be entitled to?

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    MomSense says:

    @JGabriel:

    I’m pretty sure he could say anything at this point and the base would love him more.

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    Baud says:

    @MomSense:

    Not quite true. He couldn’t say that Obama is the greatest president ever.

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    MomSense says:

    @Baud:

    Secretary of State (all 50!) of course.

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    MomSense says:

    @Baud:

    Oh yes he could. Goes like this. “Obama is the greatest president ever……….for Mexico”

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    jl says:

    @Baud: Ambassador to the rest of the world. We will only need one. All those other little countries are getting uppity having a whole ambassador all to themselves. Trump will give them just some face time with one that roams the world, and they will know that he means business and will drive a hard bargain. But, she needs to be hot, and of course, very classy and totally excellent.

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    Baud says:

    @MomSense:

    You’re like a Lady Trump.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Baud: Miss USA, Miss America is a loser(Trump owns the Miss USA/Universe contest).

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    Baud says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA:

    I can’t believe I mixed them up.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Baud: I sat across the aisle from Miss America 2000 on a flight back from Hawaii. She was mighty cute, I think the first Asian Miss America.

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    rikyrah says:

    @lamh36:

    Zoe is so sweet.
    You know that child is burrowed so deep in your heart you can hardly stand it.

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    MomSense says:

    @Baud:

    We are not hip to the pageant scene, Baud. I wore my clam diggers to the wharf tonight.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Having The Donald and Ted Cruz so close together is putting too much right-wing creepiness in one place. I shudder to think of the consequences.

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    GxB says:

    @Amir Khalid: A smarmularity?

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    mdblanche says:

    @Wag: If Trump or anybody else picks out Cruz as their veep, they’d better pick out a food taster too.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @jl:

    I find it odd that Cruz is explaining to the media his clever plan to ape Trump on policy until the time is right and then start pointing out their differences. That strikes me as an odd strategy for a conniving, trimming, disingenuous sleazebag to use to attract people who support a genuine, blunt, straight talking and straightforward sleazebag.

    It’s the strateegery of a guy who was the WORLD’S GREATEST COLLEGE DEBATE TEAM STAR EVER, and who never got over that formative period. Debate rules aren’t about your actual beliefs, they’re about scoring every point, no matter what the logic-chopping and mid-rally reversals required.

    (It’s also part of the standard diagnosis for Narsissistic Personality Disorder, but I am not a doctor nor do I play one on the internet.)

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @GxB:
    Yes, that’s it. We should call this rally The Trump-Cruz Smarmularity.

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    MomSense says:

    @GxB:

    smarmularity

    Perfect.

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    jl says:

    @MomSense: I like ‘smarmularity’ too.
    Yesterday a commenter mentioned ‘Jebberish’.

    This GOP primary will greatly enrich the English language. I guess some good will come of it.

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    MomSense says:

    @jl:

    Jebberish! That is fantastic.

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    Baud says:

    @MomSense:

    I wore my clam diggers to the wharf tonight.

    You are dead to me.

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    ms_canadada says:

    @lamh36: What an adorable photo. I’m waiting, as I write, for the birth of my first grandchild, as my daughter-in-law is now in labour…can hardly wait to hold my granddaughter. Hopefully, it will be soon!

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    MomSense says:

    @Baud:

    And I didn’t even tell you about my footwear. Can’t really call them shoes since they are plastic and full of holes.

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    Debbie says:

    Site’s so slow so I can’t search, but has anyone brought this up? Best news since the SC rulings:

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/27/.....ss-report/

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    jl says:

    @Anne Laurie: I guess scholastic debate teams are not good places to foster situational awareness of psychological insight.

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    Kropadope says:

    @efgoldman:

    Which cabinet position would the reigning Miss America be entitled to?

    Department of Vapidity.

    Hey, now, anyone who can win Miss America is probably WAY less vapid and/or shallow than Trump, Palin, or most other GOP figures.

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    ms_canadada says:

    @jl: ‘Jebberish’ Best New Word.

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    @efgoldman: Nah, dressing for dinner is wearing an L L Bean turtleneck paired with Birkenstocks and mom jeans.

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    Speaking of Trump, the anchor baby canard has as much merit as the so called death panels.
    @MomSense: Crocs?

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    MomSense says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    Yes (buries head in shame). In my defense, they are about 10 years old and the only things I don’t mind taking for walks in the muck at low tide. The dog discovered lobster bait tonight. Eeewww that stuff is gross. She tried to roll in it.

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    @efgoldman: Don’t worry turtle necks will be weather appropriate some time within the next couple of weeks. Birkenstocks with socks will let you pretend that it is still somewhat warm. I know Maine, I used to live there.

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    cckids says:

    @lamh36: Pres. Obama was here in Vegas earlier this week. So many times on TV, or especially in our local right-wing rag, PBO is presented as so unpopular.
    But Tues (?) night, on a rumor that his motorcade would pass a certain intersection, people started lining up 3-4 hours earlier to maybe get to see him drive by. By the time the motorcade passed, there were 200-300 people lining Sunset Road, just to see his car pass by.

    I really, really hope that history treats him as well as he deserves.

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    @Baud: Comfortable and sensible. Sexy is not a goal, being warm is! In the dead of winter when it -20F outside, one just wants to be warm, it does matter if one looks like the Michelin man.

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    satby says:

    @Baud: don’t think of them as clam diggers. Think of them as capris. Then she’s totally on fleek.

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    Punch RockGroin says:

    @LanceThruster: That’s what my Dad used to call me and my brother. FYI: you have the best user name I’ve ever seen.

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    Debbie(aussie) says:

    @ms_canadada: how wonderful for you. Hope it happens quickly & safely.
    I so hope I get to be a G’ma.

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    Bill says:

    Mike Lee will have to work overtime to keep them both supplied with the servile flattery they expect.

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    boatboy_srq says:

    @efgoldman: Them’s fighting words… ,-)

    Interesting related item: two coworkers either own property themselves or have close relatives who do within sight of where I grew up.

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    Shakezula says:

    They should hold it on the 5th and combine it with the Southern Heritage Rally that’s slated to take place.

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