Adult Table Open Thread

Spent the whole day on the road. Nothing better than settling in and watching some fail on the big screen. Here’s a preview:

In this case, though, the ninja is reality.






399 replies
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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    I’m off to dinner with the gang. We’ll miss the metric buttload of derp that will surely flow from the Ronald Reagan Memorial Shrine this evening.

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    ThresherK says:

    Ahmed Mohamed, self-admitted NASA t-shirt wearer, was invited by President Obama to the White House, while failed Christianist dog license rubber-stamper county clerk Kim Davis is the cause celebre of the right wing.

    Waiting for the first Beltway Inbred to say BothSides.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    They’re pointing to the Governator as success? By the end of his term the state was being compared to Greece.

    ETA: Do the folk at CNN know that CA has elected a Governor(and Senator) before that was an actor? Did they look at whose name is on the building they’re in?

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    JPL says:

    How come Reagan’s plane is in the library? Can you imagine …aw never mind.

    I heard that Ahmed was going to be on Chris Hayes tonight but Tweety is talking.

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    The thin line between ‘candidate’ and ‘contestant’ seems increasingly blurred to all concerned. Watching you, Wolf.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @JPL:

    Reposted from downstairs, because more relevant here:

    I keep hearing about “Air Force One” being the backdrop. If I’m not mistaken (haven’t tried to verify, so could well be wrong), any plane the (current) President of the United States is on is “AF1” even if it’s not the craft all tricked out with luxury appointments and special security apparatus. The backdrop plane at the Reagan Library may well be the actual aircraft that was known as AF1 during all or part of Reagan’s presidency, but I think once he left office the plane lost that designation.

    As I say, could be way wrong here, and happy to be corrected if that’s the case.

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    dmsilev says:

    I assume ‘adult table’ is grading on a curve.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @dmsilev: Maybe it’s “adult table” as in “adult video.” On second thought, please, God, make it not be that.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: It was AF-1 when he was on it while President. That plane was in service for all of St. Ronald’s term. The current 747’s didn’t enter service until HW’s term.

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    @BillinGlendaleCA:

    They’re pointing to the Governator as success? By the end of his term the state was being compared to Greece.

    And he was a RINO anyway.

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    a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q) says:

    I’ll be playing Vox GOP Debate Bingo. I’d do it as a drinking game but I’m afraid I wouldn’t survive that level of alcohol consumption.

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    JPL says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA: It’s it usual for the President to be able to put the plane in their library?

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Good christ, I can’t decide if Santorum would be more or less contemptible for making this comparison is the Columbine story were true, which it is not.

    “Sixteen years ago, this country was tremendously inspired by a young woman who faced a gunman in Columbine and was challenged about her faith and refused to deny God. We saw her as a hero,” Santorum said.
    “Today, someone who refuses to defy a judge’s unconstitutional verdict is ridiculed and criticized, chastised, because she’s standing up and not denying her God and her faith,” he continued. “That is a huge difference in 16 years.”

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Roger Moore: Obviously, in Republican land, that was the entire reason he wasn’t successful.

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    JPL says:

    @a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q): You’ll be fine. Kim Davis’ name is not on the card.

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    dmsilev says:

    @a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q): I think the traditional drinking game is ‘wait until the debate starts, and then drink steadily until you can no longer understand what is being said’. At that point, it is now safe to continue watching.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @JPL: It was surplus after the new jets went into service, I’m not sure about the political process of how it ended up in Slimy Valley. I do remember it being trucked over there, though. Not quite like moving the shuttle to Exposition Park, but close.

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    Turgidson says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    The stupid truly burns. As Pierce so often reminds us, Rick Santorum is a colossal dick. Apparently also a fucking moron.

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    Tracy Ratcliff says:

    @JPL:
    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/P.....-Force-One

    No, but Reagan was lobbying for it to be given to his library before he left the presidency. Old “Air Force 1’s” are popular museum exhibits, and the Air Force gets first dibs and keeps them for the Wright Patterson museum.

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    Mark says:

    I was going to go on a road trip today. I’m off work. Went to get in my car and the battery was completely dead. The car is only 18 months old. I didn’t leave anything on to drain the battery, the car only has 4200 miles on it. Could have used the wife’s car, she is out of town for a while, except I parked right behind her and couldn’t get her car out.
    Called roadside assistance from the manufacturer and got a jump. The car is now idling in the driveway charging the battery. Hopefully it is only the battery.

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    @JPL: The Reagan ‘library’ had a lot of space to fill.

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    Right to Rise says:

    Look for Jeb to come out swinging.

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    Baud says:

    @dmsilev:

    I can’t understand them when I’m sober.

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    ThresherK says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA: Yep, and there is not just one “Air Force One”, IIRC, but a few identical ones, so one is always in running trim (hopefully). Whichever one the Prez is on gets the designation.

    Also, the same goes for “Marine One”, the helicopter.

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    gelfling545 says:

    Judge’s unconstitutional verdict

    Honest to whomever, I really think we need to subject prospective candidates for government office to a test on the Constitution: what it says, the powers &functions of the 3 branches, etc. The ignorance is woeful.

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    raven says:

    @Mark: Good chance it’s the alternator or voltage regulator. I’m sure you didn’t jump it and then pull the negative cable? If it dies you are running off of the battery.

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    Gimlet says:

    @Right to Rise:

    He’s been convicted for his crimes?

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    Elizabelle says:

    That airplane don’t fly, and neither do any of these candidates.

    Mothball them all.

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    blackcain says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA:

    They should have buried AF1 with Reagan, like how the ancient Egyptians used to do.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Right to Rise: Look for Jeb to come out swinging.

    He’s gonna buy a round bed and some gold chains? grow a Wayne Newton style ‘stache? start hanging around those new-fangled “singles bars” I keep hearing about? suggest a swap with Colomba and the Trumps?

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    dmsilev says:

    @Right to Rise: …and to hit himself.

    …again.

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    Cervantes says:

    @ThresherK:

    Guess who flew (in) Navy One.

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    Anoniminous says:

    UNLIMITED CORPORATE CASH!!!!! will win the debate.

    Count on it.

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    dmsilev says:

    @blackcain: No, no, a Viking funeral. Put Reagan in AF1, have the autopilot fly it up, and then loose a volley of SAMs at the thing.

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    Right to Rise says:

    This debate will be known by the media as Jeb Strikes Back.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Tracy Ratcliff: The LBJ Library probably has a better historical claim to have SAM 26000 since he was sworn in on the plane.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Cervantes: A shrub?

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    Mark says:

    @raven:
    No, haven’t jumped the car or anything yet. I was very surprised that the battery was completely dead. The last time I drove it was Monday night and it ran fine.
    Not trying to brag or anything, but it’s a Mercedes Benz, a 2014 CLS550, bought it brand new 18 months ago.
    Hopefully it’s just a defective battery? I’m not much of a mechanic, I know just enough to get in trouble.

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    Baud says:

    @Right to Rise:

    Not Return of the Jeb¡?

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    SRW1 says:

    @Right to Rise:

    Look for Jeb to come out swinging.

    In that case, look for El Trumpo to pummel JEB! into mulch. In the first round!

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    dmsilev says:

    @Right to Rise: He’s going to have Trump frozen in carbonite? I suppose that’s one way to solve the problem.

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    HumboldtBlue says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA:

    And Obama got a new one for his second term because they needed an ever bigger plane to haul around his huge ego, his traveling cabal of secret Muslim infiltrators (HI! Ahmed!) and his wife’s gigantic ass.

    What a waste of taxpayer dollars ’cause they only use it for vacations.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Salem Media.

    Like the cancer stick or the witches?

    I’m a doctor. CLICK. There’s a Bingo Square. Thanks Rand.

    Was “Constitution” on the bingo cards? Should be.

    Sochulist! Hillary email — check. Thanks Huckabee.

    Shit. We’re going to be done with the bingo cards before the intros are over.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @blackcain: The Library is up in the hills southwest of Simi, which are infested with rattlesnakes. So it’s close.

    ETA: I grew up in the city just south of where the Library is.

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    raven says:

    @Mark: Hopefully it is the battery but if not the battery is either not charging while you drive or there is a short that is causing it to drain at rest.

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    Elizabelle says:

    The A Team.

    Uh. No.

    California Drought. That’s on the LATimes card. Bingo, bingo, bingo.

    And Rubio brings his own water. Ha ha ha.

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    Schlemazel says:

    That video is genius. Thanks for sharing

    I do not want to soil my beautiful mind with thoughts of those people

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    Baud says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA:

    The Library is up in the hills southwest of Simi, which are infested with rattlesnakes

    What’s it like when the Republicans aren’t debating there?

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    Elizabelle says:

    Bragadocious.

    That is the first time I’ve ever heard that in a presidential debate.

    Gets its own bingo square. For sheer unpredictability.

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    Right to Rise says:

    Jeb: I have the experience to make the American Dream real again.

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    Cervantes says:

    @Mark:

    Could also be a relay or some such that got stuck and drained the battery.

    Anyhow I’m sure you’ll have it right as rain in no time.

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    The “smart brother” doesn’t know the difference between “that” and “who”.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Elizabelle: We got record rain yesterday.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Reagan. Twice in first 10 words of — ah, this is Scott Walker. He’s got Washington special interests in his state.

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    jl says:

    Not sure I am ready for another round of this stuff.
    I tell myself it is my public duty to keep very well informed of current and future threats the nation..

    Huck starts out with crowd absurd pleasing smears. A team? Mr T?

    Yeah, we all know you are Ted Cruz. We know you worship yourself, which you should know as a good Christian, is idolatry.

    Trump goes humble(r)? He’s a marketing genius, if he thinks it’s time to modulate, I guess he knows what he is doing.

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    raven says:

    @Cervantes: It probably has some whiz bang computer thing you plug in and it tells you the score.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    OMG, could Rubio have stepped on his own dick any harder? Jeebus! Make fun of a drought during a wildfire crisis…kee-rist. Disgrace to the UofF!

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    Right to Rise says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim:

    Jeb was Phi Beta Kapa at UT Austin.

    What were your college transcripts like?

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    Mark says:

    @raven:
    Hopefully it’s only the battery. I’ll take it to the shop in a few days, hopefully they can figure it out.

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    Mike in NC says:

    JEB! is already showing low energy tonight. Not a good omen.

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    Botsplainer says:

    I despise all these people, including the mediots commentating.

    Will the Chilean tsunami roll over Simi Valley? I can only hope.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA: Glad to hear. Like 527 accidents in the first six hours? Anyway, good to hear.

    Reagan. And Kasich might have flown on this very plane.

    Another red tie.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Baud: I’ve not been there since they built the library, it’s right by the old jail. I toured it as a cub scout.

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    Baud says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    But he hates Florida State!

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    Waldo says:

    Intros are like an SNL sketch gone awry.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Today’s Barack Obama America.

    He’s stripped away trust and faith and belief and STOLEN that.

    Christie’s going to take it back for us.

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    raven says:

    @Right to Rise: Which proves neither he and his weasel shit brother were as stupid as they acted. They just do it to attract fucking morons like you.

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    Mark says:

    @Cervantes:
    Thanks for the response. Cars have gotten so complicated these days it’s hard to know what is going on. I can hardly figure out the options on the car. Not real cool being stuck at home though when we own several vehicles.

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    Botsplainer says:

    Thanks for that audience shot, Chris. The techs needed to be able to practice working on all the white.

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    Christie- black man is a thief! I’m gonna take it back

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Mike in NC: I missed him. Might have been Nutellaing my graham cracker.

    Anderson: You didn’t answer my question. Kudos to him.

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    Uh oh she’s stuck in a loop…

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Elizabelle: Bragadocious
    Who said it?

    @Betty Cracker: I guess it’s all too predictable that no one points out that Li’l Marco is dumb, but how the hell do people who aren’t his mom keep calling him smart?

    I will say, as I can’t remember who pointed out yesterday, he has been smart about dealing with Trump, by pretty much ignoring him.

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    ThresherK says:

    @Cervantes: Synaptic guess: Commander Codpiece?

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    tRump goes after Dr. Paul, zing!

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    Elizabelle says:

    Trump: Throw Rand Paul off the stage. Didn’t he say that last time too?

    It’s the hair. Cannot have 2 sets of dubious hair, sharing the spotlight.

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    Mark says:

    Trump just slammed Rand Paul, said he shouldn’t even be there with the rest of the clown car. HaHaHa!

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    raven says:

    What are iconic assets?

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    Cervantes says:

    @Mark:

    Maybe what you need in reserve is a bicycle!

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: You have to ask? Twere Trump.

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    Mike J says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA: My wingnut mother went there once when she & P were driving through CA. I find it hilarious that she never mentioned to me that she was going to go or that she did go. I saw pics my dad took and just never said anything myself.

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    Cervantes says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA:
    @ThresherK:

    The one and only.

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    a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q) says:

    @Elizabelle: Given the additional spaces on that one, I’m certain I’d die in a drinking game with it.

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    jl says:

    Did I hear Kasich correctly? He only thinks he rode on that plane with Reagan? He doesn’t KNOW. OK, Kasich is done.

    Stupid first question. What does Fiorina think about what Jindal said about Trump?

    Fiorina was tested over time at HP. Her answer will make a nice intro to her history as CEO at HP.

    So debate starts with squabbling over Trump?

    OK, time for a break. I’ll tune back in later.

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    oh Rand Paul is making Trump mad

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    Elizabelle says:

    This is lively.

    And now Trump disses Rand’s looks. “Believe me, there’s plenty of subject matter there.”

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    Right to Rise says:

    Here we go, Jeb gets his chance to hammer Trump in a few seconds…

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    “Non-sequitour”?

    That’s it, these people are pathetic, that’s as far as I can go.

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    Mark says:

    @Cervantes:
    I used to do that back when I was younger and stronger. I miss those days(wipes tears).

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    JPL says:

    I just watched Ahmed on Chris Hayes. He did an amazing job until Chris introduced an astrophysicist from MIT. He was then a tad awestruck. She mentioned she would love to give him a tour of the campus and a Professor from Harvard would like to see him also. Seldom does good things happen after bad, but this might be one of those times. I hope that a private school in Dallas will offer him a scholarship to attend.

    @Tracy Ratcliff: Thanks for the link. I can’t wait until they retire Obama’s plane.

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    Right to Rise says:

    Jeb: I have the cool, steady hand this country needs to navigate through the wreckage Obama left.

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    Elizabelle says:

    “Insecurity, the likes of which we never would have imagined.”

    Says W’s brother.

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    raven says:

    @Mark: One 4th of July spent an hour on the phone with a guy in Oakland. He helped me trace down a short in my 66 chevy truck that was draining the battery.

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    Heliopause says:

    Q: Do you trust Trump with the nuclear codes?
    A: I’m not a scientist.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Elizabelle: Humanity is not ready for what would result from a mating of Trump’s hair-thing and Rand’s hair-thing.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @HumboldtBlue: Oh no.

    Weirdly, I was thinking of going there in a month or two.

    Oh no. Puts tonight into perspective.

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    Botsplainer says:

    Fuck, Donald is taking off after Walker’s Club for Growth agenda.

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    @Right to Rise: Yeah, we’re not better off than 6 and a half years ago. WTF

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    jl says:

    Can’t take my ears off the trainwreck.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @jl:

    OK, time for a break. I’ll tune back in later.

    Liver can’t take too much liquid punishment?

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Right to Rise: Is it one of those monkey paws that grants wishes?

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    Citzen Scientist says:

    Maaan, Trump is going after everyone. Calls out Rand and Pataki right in the beginning. Now going at it with Walker. Gotta pop some more popcorn.

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    Mandalay says:

    After tweetie confidently predicted we would see a kinder, gentler Trump he is in mega-psychofuck-honey-badger-don’t-give-a-shit mode.

    Ten blobs of jelly cower and quiver while he dominates everything. What a bunch of worthless assholes.

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    Elizabelle says:

    AP:

    SANTIAGO, Chile — A powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile’s northern coast Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in Santiago and other cities and sending people running into the streets.

    At least three aftershocks above magnitude-6 and other strong shakes rattled the region as tsunami alarms sounded in the port of Valparaiso in the first major quake since a powerful quake and tsunami killed hundreds in 2010 and leveled part of a southern Chilean city.

    Officials ordered people to evacuate low-lying areas along the 2,400 miles (3,900 kilometers) of Chile’s Pacific shore, from Puerto Aysen in the south to Arica in the north. Cars streamed inland carrying people to higher ground.

    There were no immediate reports of injuries, but authorities said some adobe houses collapsed in the inland city of Illapel, about 175 miles (280 kilometers) north of Santiago.

    Illapel’s mayor, Denis Cortes, told a local television station that electricity was out in the city. “We are very scared. Our city panicked,” he said.

    The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported the quake at a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 but quickly revised the reading upward to 8.3. U.S. officials said the quake struck just offshore in the Pacific at 7:54 p.m. (6:54 p.m. EDT, 1154 GMT) and was centered about 141 miles (228 kilometers) north-northwest of Santiago. It said the quake was 4.8 miles (5 kilometers) below the surface.

    A magnitude-8.8 quake and ensuing tsunami in central Chile in 2010 killed more than 500 people, destroyed 220,000 homes, and washed away docks, riverfronts and seaside resorts. That quake released so much energy, it actually it shortened the Earth’s day by a fraction of a second by changing the planet’s rotation.

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    Kasich is lame and boring. I don’t know why some of us are scared of him

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Citzen Scientist: yes. Bring on the commercial, so can make some popcorn.

    With Milk Duds. And a side of red wine.

    Christie: “with a crazy Democratic legislature.” There’s some reaching across the aisle.

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    beth says:

    I just might vote for whoever rips off his mike, screams “f*ck this sh*t” and leaves the stage.

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    jl says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA:

    What knucklehead is asking the questions?

    Edit: webstie says Tapper. He going to ask dumb questions all night?

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    Elizabelle says:

    @SatanicPanic: Lame and boring might look appealing after a few more months.

    Got to watch more and type less.

    Ben Carson has a nice speaking voice.

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    SoupCatcher says:

    Nice pan out, while Carson is talking, that reveals Rubio wiping off sweat.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @beth: I was always waiting for Willard to say, “Oh, you know what, fuck you people, I’m going home to roll around naked in a big pile my money with my beautiful wife. Willard OUT!”

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    Baud says:

    @SoupCatcher: he needs water.

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    dmsilev says:

    Is this seriously going to be three hours long? Or is it just going to seem that way?

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    Elizabelle says:

    Corrupt? They keep saying that. Fiorina especially.

    Wrong administration.

    And she does not settle in cuz she gets booted. With a big parachute.

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    jl says:

    Half an hour in and its been total BS. Largely due to Tapper asking BS questions.

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    Right to Rise says:

    Jeb: I’ll put my record up against anybody’s, and I’ve already stood up to Trump on principle.

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    @Elizabelle: Maybe so, but he’s got competition on that front too. Half of these clowns look brain-dead

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    Right to Rise says:

    Jeb is engaging in some massive retaliation right now.

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    Elizabelle says:

    “More energy tonight. I like that.”

    Trump’s job to get along with everybody. This is not going well for Jeb!

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    Mike in NC says:

    JEB! just admitted he blew Trump for a handout. Sad loser.

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    Oh Trump just talked over Bush

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    jl says:

    @dmsilev: Already seems like 3 hours, of BS.

    Trump doing well.

    Edit: sad BS, and just as much a fault of Tapper as the contestants.

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    Old Dan and Little Anne says:

    More energy tonight. I like that. Trump to Jeb! Ha.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    Carson still sounds like he’s stoned.

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    Tracy Ratcliff says:

    @jl: I hate to defend Kasich, but the Air Force has two identical planes that alternate as “Air Force 1”, so while Kasich knows he rode with Reagan, he may not know which actual plane he was on.

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    SoupCatcher says:

    The heads of Mexico?!? Da fuck?

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    cckids says:

    Trump reminds me of a 12-14 year old who is convinced he’s the most cool, popular, just flat-out-AWESOME dude in school. Based on no evidence anywhere, but he just KNOWS it is true. I’m just waiting for him to claim he could hack into the Pentagon’s computers if he wanted to.

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    Right to Rise says:

    This blog has an anti-Bush bias. By any objective measure Jeb is getting the better of Trump.

    Trump looks angry, agitated. He’s sweating and shaking.

    Jeb has a cool, steady hand with a firm grip on the facts.

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    Citzen Scientist says:

    @Cervantes: Hitler?

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    Elizabelle says:

    We don’t get along with anybody, per Trump.

    This only goes over for an audience who has no sense of current events. Admittedly, that’s the GOP base. But talk about hyperbole.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @jl: Tapper’s awful.

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    Mandalay says:

    Jeb! is having a go at Trump. It’s like a poodle attacking a rottweiler.

    Jeb! getting ragdolled.

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    Morzer says:

    Jeb is impersonating Fred Thompson impersonating an idiot. He alternates between snoozing and opening his mouth at exactly the wrong time.

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    raven says:

    @Right to Rise: Fuck you and your stupid comments.

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    Holy crap. Trump just articulated an arguably harsh if realistic Syria policy. Whizzed right past the moderator.

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    Mandalay says:

    @Right to Rise:

    By any objective measure Jeb is getting the better of Trump.

    ???

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    jl says:

    Another crap question from Tapper on Syria.

    Is that dolt so arrogant he thinks he should load every question?

    Arrogant loon moderator for a circus of loons.

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    Mark says:

    @raven:
    Pretty cool dude. I remember being a kid and riding around in my old mans 66 Ford Pick Up. The old man was a carpenter and always had a pick up, and they were always Fords. The old man was always a Ford man till the day he died.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Shaun Appleby: Yeah. Noticed that too. Interesting.

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    Baud says:

    @Right to Rise:

    I’m rooting for Bush. He’s the only one who cares enough about us to send us his trolls.

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    Waldo says:

    It’s Trump the insult comic dog!

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    Right to Rise says:

    @raven:

    Having flashbacks to November, 2000 are we?

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    Morzer says:

    @Right to Rise:

    I think we all know what it is you have a grip on when you watch Jeb!

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    gene108 says:

    Fiorina wants to restart the Cold War.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    Russia wasn’t in Syria until Iran talked to them? Really?

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    scav says:

    @Morzer: Well, it’s not reality.

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    SoupCatcher says:

    Huckabee just happy to be there, apparently.

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    raven says:

    @Mark: All respect to him. However, I’d rather push a chevy than drive a ford!

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    Morzer says:

    @gene108:

    Maybe she can get Putin to buy Compaq?

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @Mandalay:

    Ten blobs of jelly cower and quiver while he dominates everything.

    This is what I was just thinking. They’re all tough-talkers but when push comes to shove they’re failing miserably. Some are failing by being mealy-mouthed, some are failing by trying to out-Trump Trump and lowering themselves to the level of bragging and posturing but failing to even do that well. It would be hilarious if this weren’t a major political party’s idea of the best it can offer, yikes.

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    Mike in NC says:

    In all seriousness, this is a scary gang of freaks who want to blow up the world.

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    Keith G says:

    @HumboldtBlue: Tweet from the financial times three minutes ago (It is so easy to hate capitalists):

    Copper futures jump following Chile earthquake http://ft.trib.al/fnEfzWR

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    shell says:

    This blog has an anti-Bush bias.

    SNORT! How long itd take you to realize that, genius?

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    gene108 says:

    @Morzer:

    Maybe she can get Putin to buy Compaq?

    Lol!

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Mike in NC: Blow up the world. It’s their talent.

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    Bobby Thomson says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: literal lol.

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    jl says:

    Fiorina spouts dangerous nonsense. Anyone on that stage know enough to call her on it. Probably not.

    Tapper doesn’t have the guts to ask his own questions, he hides behinds their quotes about each other.

    This is a time a corporate suit would be useful, someone come in a tap him on the shoulder and escort him out.

    Get Chris Wallace and Kelly in there.

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    Anoniminous says:

    Trump knows how to work TV and the rest of them are squinting in the glare of the klieg lights.

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    MomSense says:

    @raven:

    Yes!! You’re good, Raven.

    These people are weird. Really, really strange.

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    PaulW says:

    just got in, what have I missed?

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    Elizabelle says:

    Surreal to hear that we don’t have allies.

    Pure projection. It’s W with the sham of the coalition of the willing.

    Reagan mention by Rand Paul. Bingo.

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    Morzer says:

    @shell:

    This blog has an anti-Bush bias.

    Well, it is a pro-reality full service blog. Light on mustard, I grant you, but the fundamentals are sound.

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    Mark says:

    @raven:
    Yes, remember those days well, Ford or Chevy? Coke or Pepsi?
    FastOnRaceDay! Life was so much easier then.
    The Movie Bullit: Ford Mustang vs. Dodge Charger! Great chase scene.

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    JPL says:

    @Right to Rise: Are you watching the debate?

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    gene108 says:

    Kasich is in the wrong primary. He should run as a Democrat. I remember in 2000 right-wingers were clambering to “get us out of the UN” and they haven’t gotten more into international cooperation.

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    Morzer says:

    I keep waiting for Ted Cruz to pledge to restore “our” freedom fries.

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    Mike J says:

    Ahmed Mohammed’s family offers pizza to crowd of waiting media at his home

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    raven says:

    @Mark: Love them Mopars!

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    chopper says:

    Jesus titty-fucking Christ, Jeb couldn’t win a debate if the only question was “how has being Jeb Bush qualified you for the presidency?”

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    jl says:

    Tapper truly awful horrid and egregious. Another chickenshit question. Scattershot, little follow up from the moderator, seems to be aimlessly lurching from one specific topic to another. Last few questions skip around aimlessly from one foreign policy issue to another.

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    bjacques says:

    Carly needs to unleash the demon sheep!

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Elizabelle: Surreal to hear that we don’t have allies.

    Yeah, we’re all alone in the world like in the P5+1 negotiations with Iran, the sanctions against Russia, the international climate conference coming up….

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    Mandalay says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim:

    They’re all tough-talkers but when push comes to shove they’re failing miserably.

    Right. Tapper spoon fed all of them to to say that Trump should not be allowed to be in control of nuclear weapons and they all wimped out. Gutless filth – completely spineless.

    The only thing scarier than Trump having the codes is any of the rest of them having the codes. They’d all be pissing their pants.

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    raven says:

    @jl: This would be bullshit no matter who the moderator was.

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    Right to Rise says:

    Jeb Bush: we will achieve peace through a strong deterrence, not empty talk.

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    I don’t understand, they sound like they’re running against Barack Obama. Are they confused about term limits?

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    MomSense says:

    I’d like to “send a deterrent signal” to these klowns.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Morzer:

    Light on mustard

    Actually, no mustard; Cole’s still looking for it.

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    Mandalay says:

    @PaulW:

    just got in, what have I missed?

    Trump dominating everything.

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    Morzer says:

    @bjacques:

    Carly needs to unleash the demon sheep!

    How is she going to get it off Trump’s head?

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    Mark says:

    Mike Huckabee: The survival of western civilization. Get a grip asshole!

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    Mike in NC says:

    @Right to Rise: JEB! has a firm grip on something inside his zipper.

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    Baud says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim:

    They understand GOP voters.

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    SoupCatcher says:

    I guess it’s asking too much to expect any of them to pronounce Iran correctly.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Well. There was not a bingo square for toilet paper.

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    Heliopause says:

    Some of these guys are sweating like pigs. You’d think that Reagan could afford AC.

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    GregB says:

    Jeb doesn’t think that Israel has sophisticated weapons.

    This nation is doomed if these fascists get the nuclear football.

    Can someone tell Jake Tapper that these dickbags were running the show with all of their warmongering machismo when North Korea became a nuclear power.

    Failed Dick swingers.

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    Morzer says:

    @Mike in NC:

    The waistband of his Pampers.

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    Baud says:

    Knees buckled? That’s a moderator?

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @Mandalay: Tapper’s “finger on the nuclear codes” was pretty funny also but at that point, a few minutes in, I’d already given up expecting anyone in the hall to sound coherent.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Trump: Our president doesn’t have courage.

    That’s outrageous.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Mark: The Mustang loses seven hubcaps during that chase.

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    Right to Rise says:

    It’s sickening how pro-Trump this blog is. That just goes to show that Trump is not a conservative.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @HumboldtBlue:
    @Elizabelle:

    Wouldn’t it be a good thing if one of the moderators were to ask a question about this breaking news? Let’s see if these guys can think on their feet/do the 3:00 a.m. phone call thing.

    At the very least, couldn’t CNN at least run a damn chyron about the quake along the bottom of the screen? FFS.

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    jl says:

    @Right to Rise: Do you and Jeb? understand English? A strong attack is not a deterrent.

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    cckids says:

    @Waldo:

    It’s Trump the insult comic dog!

    Speaking of dogs & comics, you can order a D’Trump dog toy that grunts instead of squeaking. Have at it!

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    dmsilev says:

    @Morzer: I still think Trump is like Sampson. Shave him, and he loses all his power.

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    Steeplejack (tablet) says:

    Is that Nooners behind Hugh Hewitt’s shoulder?

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    jl says:

    Could replace most of the GOP contestants with cliche-bots.

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    Mark says:

    @raven:
    The old man traded in his 66 Ford Pickup for a 1973 Ford Ranger 3/4 ton pickup. He had just made the last payment on that thing when I wrecked it. I got hit by a train. Oh, the humanity. I joined the army two weeks later. My life wasn’t working out so good at that time.

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    HumboldtBlue says:

    @Mike J:

    I wonder how long it took them to deliver? Anyone have a timepiece type device that we could use to determine that?

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @Baud: And the voters think that Obama is the other choice next year?

    They keep pointing out things that Barack Obama is bad at and how they should be in the office instead of him.

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    JPL says:

    Rand Paul is making sense…

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    raven says:

    @Steeplejack (tablet): She’s probably under the table! Ca Ching!

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    gene108 says:

    Hewitt makes Tapper look good.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Heliopause: It’s a dry heat(actually it’s in the low to mid 70’s today).

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    Mark says:

    @Gin & Tonic:
    And they passed that green VW Bug about a half dozen times.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Like the visual of Rand Paul. Looks kind of nautical and marine. Like a whale or something to his right, and a cheery little fish coming out of his head. Way that plane lines up behind him.

    A joke about John Kerry. That did not go over.

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    GregB says:

    Greg Stillson, errr,….Ted Cruz up next.

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    raven says:

    @gene108: That’s what I’m talkin bout!

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    Anoniminous says:

    gah-dayhm …

    None of these goofballs should be in charge of a BB gun.

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    Morzer says:

    @dmsilev:

    That would leave la Fiorina as Delilah. You could be onto something here.

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    Keith G says:

    First tsunami waves are washing into coastal Chile

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    Elizabelle says:

    Cruz has ATES over his head. All that is missing is the H.

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    Heliopause says:

    Caw-May-Knee. Caw-May-Knee. Caw-May-Knee. A female deer…

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    Baud says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim:

    Their voters think Obama is Satan. Opposing him is beneficial regardless of whether he is on the ballot.

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    RK says:

    These debates are dog and pony shows. And Trump is one unlearned dog.

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    SRW1 says:

    Guardian live blog hints at a puddle forming at Walkers feet.

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    Botsplainer says:

    Kasich sounding sane.

    Drink.

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    gene108 says:

    @JPL:

    Rand Paul is making sense…

    So did Trump. Brutal way to do things, but if you say you are going large, you go large.

    Kasich sounds like a stinking Democrat.

    Does he not remember Jesse Helms, who held up U.S. obligations to the U.N.? Republicans hate the U.N. and international cooperation.

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    Right to Rise says:

    Cruz looking strong.

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    Morzer says:

    @efgoldman:

    Time for a round of GOPokemon.

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    Mike J says:

    @dmsilev:

    Humanity is not ready for what would result from a mating of Trump’s hair-thing and Rand’s hair-thing.

    http://i.imgur.com/HvgEJeJ.gif

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    JPL says:

    @Right to Rise: Maybe he’ll ask your guy to be VP

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    dmsilev says:

    @Morzer: There are certainly plenty of Philistines on that stage.

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    jl says:

    Cruz lies like a rug on Iran.

    Totally disorganized and chaotic debate.

    Did the moderators put any thought or prep into it at all?

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    Elizabelle says:

    Kim Davis Q at last.

    Is Governor Bush on the wrong side of the criminalization of Christianity?

    9th grade civics. Huckabee thinks the Supreme Court would have flunked it. Judicial tyranny.

    Uh, no.

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    Morzer says:

    Quoth Jeb Lund:

    At this point if Walker and Rubio rubbed their foreheads, it would squeak like dragging a wet palm against an inflated balloon.

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    @BillinGlendaleCA:
    THAT WAS INSANE. I wake up in the middle of the night going ‘What’s that strange noise?’ I look outside, and it’s raining. In September. In LA. And not just a drizzle, but actual rain like anybody in the rest of the country thinks of rain. So help me, the first words out of my mouth were ‘WHAT FOUL SORCERY IS THIS?!’

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    Anoniminous says:

    Oh-oh

    Has someone not been paid recently?

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    joel hanes says:

    @jl:

    Get Chris Wallace and Kelly in there.

    Get The League of Women Voters in there.

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    Mary G says:

    Jake has lost control of this thing.

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    Bobby Thomson says:

    @jl: that’s what happens when you hire someone whose journalistic credentials are based on having dated Monica Lewinski.

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    gene108 says:

    Huckabee giving the secret Fundie logic about the gay marriage ruling. I was driving up from NC, after visiting my mom, and on a lark listened to a Christian radio station. They were saying the exact same thing Huckabee is saying. This is straight up Fundie-logic.

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    amk says:

    @Right to Rise:

    your boy is losing the debate, isn’t he? your bitterness shows.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Here is the ugliness in Huckabee’s argument: we make accomodations for Muslim shooters and Gitmo detainees. But we can’t step up for a Kentucky DEMOCRAT Christian woman.

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    Citzen Scientist says:

    Wow, the Huckster really has no idea how our system of government works.

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    Bobby Thomson says:

    @Baud: that little personal touch matters.

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    Irony Abounds says:

    Ted Cruz is a fucking liar. What a pile of shit of a human being. Holy Shit, these people are simply evil fucking liars.

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    Baud says:

    Bush sucks. I’m concerned we’ll have to beat someone else in the general election.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Planned Parenthood.

    Kasich would defund it.

    Listen real hard. That’s your MODERATE speaking there.

    But PP is another Bingo square …

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    Right to Rise says:

    @amk:

    Slow and steady wins the race.

    Bush is in this for the long haul. He’s a distance runner not a sprinter.

    Ted Cruz looking like a nice VP pick come August 2016.

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    Morzer says:

    @amk:

    Jeb! would be better off staying in the dressingroom, because the longer he stays on stage the weaker and dumber he looks. Which last is a really achievement considering the competition. I predict he’s going to unlock a special badge for reaching Fifth Level Dumbness and a bright shiny icon will appear over his head.

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    Mike J says:

    @Baud: I have hope the GOPPTB can do their regular magic. I’m still convinced Bush is the easiest to beat.

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    SRW1 says:

    @Right to Rise:

    Cruz looking strong.

    JEB!: “This very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.”

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    Felonius Monk says:

    Which is worse — Tapper’s stupid ass questions or the Bullshit being spewed by the contestants?

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    @Morzer:

    Time for a round of GOPokemon.

    But Pokemon evolve, which is strictly forbidden in Republicanland.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @jl:

    Did the moderators put any thought or prep into it at all?

    No.

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    Elizabelle says:

    We don’t get bathroom and wine breaks, do we?

    No one explained that onerous part of this debate viewing.

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    Right to Rise says:

    @SRW1:

    VP pick. A latino, and a Texan, like probable Hillary VP Julian Castro.

    Cruz would rip Castro a new asshole.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Cruz and “selling the body parts of human beings” and PP videos.

    He is so unctuous and awful.

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    rk says:

    @Right to Rise:

    I don’t think you actually understand what’s going on here.

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    MomSense says:

    @Botsplainer:

    I drank prophylactically.

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    Morzer says:

    @Right to Rise:

    Bush is in this for the long haul.

    More like the UHaul to cart away the remains of his campaign HQ to storage for the use of Prescott Sperm Bush in 30 years time.

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    Anoniminous says:

    Ooops, JEB! just blew the Kim Davis answer.

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    jl says:

    Huckabee wants to finish a thought, so get ready for a deluded rant.

    What the hell is Huckabee talking about?

    Tapper hides behind Bush in trying to reign in another insane Huckabee rant.

    This is one effing sad display.

    On the bright said, any of the Democratic candidates could chew these clowns to pieces if they continue to clown their way throw this BS during the primary. Bad practice makes for poor performance.

    Kasich doesn’t seem to know many people in America, on Planned Parenttood.

    Moderating is far worse than Fox debate. Think about that for a minute.

    Cruz lying like a rug again.

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    Baud says:

    Mika loves Christie, doesn’t she?

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    Elizabelle says:

    How long since anyone has mentioned the name “Hillary” yet?

    It’s all Obama. Of course, someone brought up the emails in the intro round.

    CChristie steps up: I defunded PP first!

    Oh — there’s a Hillary mention. She believes in the systematic destruction of body parts in the womb.

    Per Christie.

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    Mike J says:

    @MomSense:

    I drank prophylactically.

    1.5 oz of arak[1] served in in a condom. A cum shot.

    [1] Just because it’s white when you add water.

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    Morzer says:

    @Anoniminous:

    I can’t help thinking that Jeb! would be so much more convincing if he had remembered to put his teeth in before the debate.

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    @Elizabelle: Yup. He is not a moderate

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    Joisy Whale attacks Congress(reminds me of ‘Mars Attacks’).

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    Baud says:

    “Iran and Planned Parenthood.”

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    gene108 says:

    Christie coming off better.

    Hahaha…poor Carly…they left her out of the Iran round, so now she needs to butt in and go off topic…

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    Elizabelle says:

    I don’t see women voting for these loons to send their kids to war and shriek about Planned Parenthood.

    Maybe older Christianist women. But younger women or active moms?

    Fiorina and her “good friend Bibi Net…” With friends like that.

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    Mike in NC says:

    These fucking idiots are sickening. Time for a hot shower to remove the scum blowing off the TV from CNN.

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    joel hanes says:

    @Right to Rise:

    Ted Cruz looking like a nice VP

    Whoever was POTUS would have to get the Secret Service to provide food and wine tasters, and the President would be well advised to wear body armor. Cruz is a stab-in-the-back sorta guy — Littlefinger without the deviousness.

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    RK says:

    Bored of this debate. Did the black guy use up his allotted minutes?

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    Mandalay says:

    Cruz is just a hard wired attack dog, and doesn’t realize why he’s there. He seems to think he’s debating Obama for the presidency. He lying his ass off about Iran.

    Huckabee insists state law trumps federal law.

    Calvinball sure comes in handy for these guys.

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    Elizabelle says:

    They can’t hit these PP videos hard enough, can they?

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    So… The Republican party seems deeply, one might say irrevocably, divided on most issues. Not your parents’ GOP.

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    Man these people are full of psycho nonsense about PP. WTF are they talking about?

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    jl says:

    More BS from Fiorina on Iran.

    More vile lies about Planned Parenthood.

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    Irony Abounds says:

    It is unbelievable, these men (and 1 woman) just straight out lying about everything and the moderators don’t say a word. This is why the Dems are stupid for not having debates, these lies go out there and become accepted fact. We know these people are lying but the vast uninformed populace doesn’t.

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    Vtr says:

    Has anyone heard a sentence that is plausibly related to truth or reality? The wife and I are giving up. She’s shooting things in Destiny. I’m watching Cartoon Network. We’re both learning so much more.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Coming up on 300 comments. Maybe another thread in a while?

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Baud: Yup, she likes ‘thick’ guys.

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    Heliopause says:

    Unhinged rant by Fiorina but it seems to have gone over well.

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    Right to Rise says:

    Bush: I put my Pro-Life philosophy into practice. I walked the walk, not just talked the talk. And I have the policy chops on the life issue to prove it.

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    You know what? I give up. Fuck these assholes

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    Citizen Scientist says:

    It’s kind of unnerving the way that Carly’s face shows no emotion/expression while she’s talking. Lots of botox?

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @raven:

    Hey, you can’t blame a dude for trying to earn a living.

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    Anoniminous says:

    @Morzer:

    He tried but his foot was in the way.

    Oh God, Cruz just called for a shutdown over PP and Fat Boy called Clinton a murderess.

    This is worse than a 6th grade neener-neener fest

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    gene108 says:

    Will the moderators point out the Planned Parenthood video they reference was badly doctored and not true?

    What’s the point of a press, if the politicians can just lie to your face?

    Hahahaha…John Bush is pissing on Title X…

    Hey, John…you know who pushed Title X through Congress? Go ask your dad.

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    Mike J says:

    Funny:
    eddie pepitone ‏@eddiepepitone 29m29 minutes ago
    The Republican debate has the intellectual level of a insane clown posse concert.

    Interesting:
    William Gibson ‏@GreatDismal 7m7 minutes ago
    @ErrataRob Did Jeb actually say “cyberspace”?

    (William Gibson coined the term “cyberspace”)

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    Morzer says:

    @Right to Rise:

    Ted Cruz looking like a nice VP pick come August 2016

    Seems like a shame to take him away from his manifest destiny as a star on the Munsters’ remake.

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    Keith G says:

    @Mike J: Or as it’s called in some neighborhoods…. White Privilege.

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    SoupCatcher says:

    @Heliopause:
    That did sound like the longest applause so far (for Fiorina’s Planned Parenthood screed).

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    That was horrible. I had to stop.

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    Feebog says:

    Ted Cruz lying his ass off about Planned Parenthood. Everyone else jumps on the bandwagon. Jake Tapper is not going to call any of them on their lies of course.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Elizabelle: I’ve been drinking wine for the last hour. But I’m not watching this show.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Elizabelle: We’re going for a Tbogg.

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    Anoniminous says:

    What the FUCK Fiorina?

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    jl says:

    OK, turned the sound off. I’ll check in later.
    What a mess.

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    dedc79 says:

    Candidate ___________: Hillary Clinton cut the heart out of a living baby at a Planned Parenthood clinic and sold it Barak Obama to eat to end his Ramadan fast.

    CNN: Ok, Governor/Senator/Representative/Dr./Mr./Mrs. __________, any reaction to that?

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    GregB says:

    Ms. Fiorina is auditioning for the part of Marvel super-villain.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Right to Rise: By fucking with the Schiavo family.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA: Two minutes to break! And what is a Tbogg unit. 500?

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    Bobby Thomson says:

    @Right to Rise: has Jeb already cancelled the credit cards? Harsh.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Right to Rise: Like that one time I intervened to save that brain-dead woman from her evil husband! Which turned out wonderfully, as I recall!

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    Baud says:

    Anyone who doesn’t vote for the Democratic nominee needs to be punched in the neck.

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    Morzer says:

    @jl:

    Uh-oh, the troll is going to start screaming about how you took away the GOP’s right to free screech.

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    Felonius Monk says:

    Just think how much better the world would be if the Reagan Library was struck by a meteor about 30 seconds from now.

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    @Elizabelle:

    Coming up on 300 comments. Maybe another thread in a while?

    Not until we’ve reached a TBogg.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @dedc79: Yeah. There is no challenging of anything.

    But that might be good. These loons are so divorced from life. That comes through. It’s fantasy land.

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    Morzer says:

    @Baud:

    Man, you are just baiting the pearl-clutchers against literal internet violence, aintcha?

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    HR Progressive says:

    @gelfling545: They would all fail, and the morans would still cheer for ’em. Because ‘MERICA.

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    MomSense says:

    @Mike J:

    I’m picturing ordering that drink in the local saloon. They would be talking about that for decades.

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    Bobby Thomson says:

    @SRW1: ftw.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Close. Air Force 1 is the traffic control designation for whichever plane the current president is flying. The designation is used to distinguish from other planes that are also in the air at the same time, especially if they are the same class of plane. Marine 1 is the designation for the helicopter the president is using. IIRC from a recent TV show, Navy 1 would also be used if the president was on a naval plane. They haven’t used Coast Guard 1 yet, however.

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    beltane says:

    @Felonius Monk: Planet Earth did serve up a powerful earthquake but did not get the location quite right.

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    Elizabelle says:

    The Republican National Debate is brought to you by Kerydin.

    I thought they said “Carrion.”

    Now it’s deporting the undocumented …

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    SoupCatcher says:

    Classy sponsor.

    So far, Fiorina has the biggest applause lines.

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    JPL says:

    Just wow.. So the sane one’s are Kasich, except for the planned parenthood thing, Paul, except for the civil rights thing and Trump…..

    we are screwed

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    RK says:

    This debate makes at least one thing clear: The media is part of the problem.

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    Baud says:

    @Gin & Tonic: the best of both worlds.

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    Mandalay says:

    Fiorina just made Trump look real bad over his vile “face” comment about her, and cleverly tied it to something that Trump had just said.

    Best punch of the fight so far.

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    Morzer says:

    I reckon Carly briefly had an arm-bar on Trump, but he just about slithered out of it.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Build a wall. That’s a Bingo square.

    Also, Fiorina’s answer, that women all over America heard Trump (about her looks) was just right.

    There’s “Kate” the SFO murder vic. He really does not say her last name.

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    MomSense says:

    24 hours are not nearly enough to do all the things they are planning to do on day one.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Deport those people. With heart.

    With heart. Straight from Trump.

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    JPL says:

    @SoupCatcher: Moral of the story is that mean girls win… thanks

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Baud:

    I’m rooting for Bush. He’s the only one who cares enough about us to send us his trolls.

    Yeah! Where the fuck is srv?

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    rk says:

    @Felonius Monk:

    Well there’s a massive earthquake in Chile and Tsunami warnings have been issued for Hawaii, New Zealand and Peru. It seems as if there’s a huge Tsunami heading towards these areas. I wonder if CNN will interrupt the debate over it

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    Elizabelle says:

    September 11th. Christie says it. He was US Atty for 7 years after 911. (Wasn’t he part of that Bush-Rove plan to replace the US Attorneys?)

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: It’s time to bring back the meaning of santorum and google bomb him again.

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    Mandalay says:

    @Morzer:

    he just about slithered out of it

    Only because they were going to a break. He just got hit hard by Fiorina.

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    Baud says:

    On Day 1 of the Baud administration, we are going to party like there’s no tomorrow.

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    Morzer says:

    Trump assures us that “We are going to have a country again”. I shall miss the fifth dimension we’ve all apparently been living in.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Keith G:

    Oh god. Is everything to be monetized? (Rhetorical question; don’t bother to answer.)

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    beltane says:

    @rk: Meanwhile, the USA is being hit by a tsunami of stupid.

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    Morzer says:

    @Mandalay:

    The break helped, but the GOP is so testosterone-driven, I doubt that Trump will ship any damage in the opinion polls. In a Democratic primary, Trump would have been dead meat days ago for that remark, but I could see him reworking this into “Angry Carly attacked him unfairly and played the victim” – and the GOP rage mob howling with glee.

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    @SiubhanDuinne:

    Is everything to be monetized?

    What do you mean “to be”? “Has been” is much closer.

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    mai naem mobile says:

    Say.buh.bye Scottie boy. Wondering if he’ll even make the debate next time. Also too Rand who seems to have disappeared.

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    gene108 says:

    Johny Bush trying to finally defend his wife against Trump. And Trump ain’t apologizing. Sweet.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @Vtr: We are bailing to watch MasterChef, hosted by an arrogant blowhard without delusions of sitting in the White House.

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    David Koch says:

    Jeb! has loser stink all over him

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    Mark says:

    My wife is VietNamese by birth and American by choice.

    Ya, I have a soft spot for brown immigrants. My great-grandparents were Norwegian by birth and Americans by choice. I have a soft spot for white immigrants.

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    Heliopause says:

    Stupid questions. Almost makes me feel sorry for the candidates.

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    Morzer says:

    So Carson now wants two border walls and a road?

    Do I hear three border walls, a road, a moat, alligators and a laser canon?

    Thank you, Mr Trump.

    Now, four border walls, anyone? Going once.. going twice…..

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    Keith G says:

    Bush scolds Trump “Don’t inject my wife into this debate” then Jeb indeed injects her into this debate.

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    beltane says:

    @Morzer: Fiorina will be seen as the shrill, menopausal feminazi attacking the straight-talking alpha-male.

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    Mike J says:

    @mai naem mobile: The host of the next debate should start winnowing by telling them it’s only going to be top 5. Make them piss their pants.

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    David Koch says:

    This is mud wrestling and Jeb! is just over matched by Trump

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @joel hanes:

    Whoever was POTUS would have to get the Secret Service to provide food and wine tasters, and the President would be well advised to wear body armor. Cruz is a stab-in-the-back sorta guy — Littlefinger without the deviousness.

    He is Iago.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Fresh thread up. About these same stale doofuses.

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    RK says:

    Rubio should probably get smaller prosthetic ears.

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    Morzer says:

    @David Koch:

    This is mud wrestling and Jeb! is just over matched by Trump

    By fifty pounds of grease and twenty pounds of artificial hair substitute.

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    dedc79 says:

    Rubio – just try to stop me from delivering my rehearsed “escape from cuba” story. I dare you.

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    David Koch says:

    @Morzer: you forgot.. Poland…land mines

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    Mandalay says:

    Jeb! demands that Trump apologizes to his wife for injecting her nationality into the border debate.

    Trump says “Fuck off loser asshole”.

    Jeb! looks away, and seems to be on the verge of tears.

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    ThresherK says:

    @Vtr: I only recently learned that Bob Belcher has a catchphrase.

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    Debbie says:

    @Elizabelle:

    But, but, but no one ever brings up her hot mike comment making fun of Barbara Boxer’s hair cut. I call bullshit on her outrage.

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    mai naem mobile says:

    @beltane: Wonder what would happen if there was an earthquake at the Reagan library right now. I’m betting there would be a lot of cursing from these so calmed Christians. And a lot of shitting of pants of these macho candidates.

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    Schlemazel says:

    “Show of hands. Given that you all believe an armed citizen is a safe citizen, are you armed right now?”. Then ask to see the weapon. My guess is at least one of them would shoot themselves.

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    Peale says:

    @Vtr: I’m watching a documentary on moose living in Alaska. They mention that the tallest mountain in North America is called Denali. Communists.

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    Heliopause says:

    Hilarious. Carson’s immigration plan is quasi-slavery yet probably too liberal for the GOP base.

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    Baud says:

    New thread.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @RK: CNN is FOX News Lite

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    Morzer says:

    Rubio is slicker than Jeb on the Spanish question. I really don’t think the GOP wants to hear about “respect” in connection to speaking Spanish.

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    gene108 says:

    Trump is expanding his illegal immigration rant to include letting current illegals come back legally. That’s smooth. And funny, because that was sort of George W. Bush’s plan. The “good illegals” go to their country of origin, oops meant deported, and then come back with work visas.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Debbie: That was Democrat hair, though.

    Gonna check out Betty’s new thread. And get that wine, at some point.

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    Felonius Monk says:

    @PurpleGirl:Did he really say this tonite?

    “I’m Rick Santorum. Some of you may know me because you googled me.”

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    Elizabelle says:

    @gene108: Although Congress has to agree on that, right? Not just dreaded presidential executive order.

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    David Koch says:

    @Morzer: it’s been done before

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    SoupCatcher says:

    Carson goes bracero.

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    bjacques says:

    Oh god, this debate is like a TV party that’s down to mezcal, Lancer’s and half a bottle of Four Roses.

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    David Koch says:

    @Morzer: Rubio shows why he’s at 2% in the polls. The white supremacists don’t want to hear about how great it is to speak Spanish. He might as well say he’s fluent in Arabic.

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    Heliopause says:

    Good god. “Put them to work in the fields and don’t give them any rights.” Great plan, Carson.

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    Carly just got tangled up in her own words.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Right to Rise:

    Okay. I do know all the rules, conventions and traditions about DNFTT, but I just can’t help myself:

    It’s sickening how pro-Trump this blog is.

    Dude. Just cite one pro-Trump comment in this thread.

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    @Heliopause: We did that already. Carson should be more aware of that than anyone else on the stage. What a tool.

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    David Koch says:

    @Heliopause:

    Good god. “Put them to work in the fields and don’t give them any rights.” Great plan, Massa Carson.

    /fixed

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Being anti-Bush makes you objectively pro-Trump.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Heliopause:

    “Put them to work in the fields and don’t give them any rights.”

    Didn’t we have a bit of a Civil War about something like that?

    @efgoldman: Fair enough. Don John then.

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    gene108 says:

    Rand Paul lying about the history of birth right citizenship cases wrt to Supreme Court decisions. There’s no distinction about being here legally or illegally in determining the citizenship of your kid.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @JPL:

    You have to remember Charlie Pierce’s 5-minute rule regarding any member of the Paul family.

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    gene108 says:

    Trump went with Lucent…she owns that shit show too…

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    Mary G says:

    This is a terrible debate.

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    Mandalay says:

    Trump and Fiorina are rolling around in the dirt and pounding each other over who is the most mediocre business leader.

    It’s a tie – they are both mediocre.

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    BTW what is the significance of having them stand in front of an airplane. It makes the debate look like its being conducted in a hangar.

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    Heliopause says:

    Biggest lie of the night was Tapper saying he would give everybody equal time.

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    Renie says:

    @Right to Rise: You must be watching a different debate in your alternate reality zone cuz Jeb looks like his usual loser self.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Felonius Monk: I don’t know because I’ve been watching Castle reruns, and one Criminal Minds rerun. I hope he didn’t say that because of what the first reference could be. (I haven’t googled him in a while, so I don’t know the status of the listings.)

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    “Air Force One” is whatever USAF frame the President happens to be in. As is “Marine One” or “Navy One” or even “Army One”.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: They covered that in the Harrison Ford movie.

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