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   MeiDei  Few things bother me enough to mention them, however, in light of the bus bombing in Israel - the news is that no one has claimed responsibility. Why bother - it's not like any terrorist group is actively sought out and brought to justice - just as few politicians or bureaucrats who take "responsibility" for mismanagement, corruption, ineptitude are fired. Aren't we enforcing the notion that "taking responsibility for adverse actions" without consequences is somehow noble and a badge of honor? Does this bother anyone else? I feel lost in a wilderness of poppycock & blah, blah, blah.
April 19 at 09:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei, claiming credit for a terrorist action is fairly safe if the terrorism took place anywhere but Israel. The Israelis do not ignore, excuse or tremble. Nor do they forget, if Operation Wrath of God is an example.
April 19 at 13:40 EST .

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   MeiDei  I had to look that one up to refresh my memory - good for Golda and those who followed!
April 19 at 14:12 EST .

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   Mildred  I give up. First, Lucianne gets so slow it's takes too long to load. Then because some commenters hit the slow-to-register Like button too many times, no one can use the like button. This time it's the excuse that people are getting too vehement about their opinions. I use AdBlockPlus and I know it slows some sites but now Lucianne has found a way to allow ads. I don't want to look at crepey knees and I can't get rid of it. I reinstaalled AdBlockPlus but this site is still allowing this type of ad. I'm outta here until someone at Lucianne is able to bring back the old Lucianne. Sorry for the rant. I'll miss so many of those whose comments gave all of us information and opinions whether I agreed with them or not.
April 18 at 12:19 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I thought I was the only one with the creepy skin ad.

What's up with that?
April 18 at 15:05 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mildred, it appears the Like button was the cause of the slowdown of the site. Just think of the number of people hitting that button even once, plus some people rapid-flicking it hundreds of times. Each of those Likes took time to register, thus slowing down the entire forum. If it's an either or, I'll take the sacrifice of the Like button so the site can be faster.

I do agree the ads for a cure for crepey knees and flabby arms are appetite-suppressors.
April 18 at 15:12 EST .

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   Phooey  Mildred, I right clicked on the crepey knees picture... a menu pops up that allows you to customize AdBlockPlus to add extra filters. The offending picture is now gone however, the daily cartoon is also missing. Will try to refine the fix.
April 19 at 12:22 EST .

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   Mildred  Phooey: Thanks. I tried your suggestion but I can't get to anything that will allow me to customize AdBlockPlus. I use I.E. 11 and Win 7 professional. I don't have the AdBlockPlus icon on the toolbar either. Seems to be a problem with them. I think I'll try to get the ad removed via AdBlockPlus website and see what happens.
April 19 at 13:49 EST .

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   Mildred  Thanks everyone. I checked with AdBlockPlus and apparently this is a problem with internet explorer. They suggested I use Google Chrome or Firefox. I'm not a fan of either so I will find my news elsewhere. I'll check back from time to time and if Lucianne can get the site working again, I'll be back.
April 20 at 12:43 EST .

   StormCnter  Mildred, I have three browsers, Chrome, Firefox and IE. I use them for different things, but I prefer Firefox for And, as you said, some of the browsers give me problems for different reasons. But, I'm tired of looking at those wrinkley, saggy knees and arms on the mother ship.
April 20 at 12:50 EST .

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   Mildred  The ad is gone! I was chatting with AdBlockPlus Forum and I thought they might have removed the ads. I got another reply early this mmorning and they say it just disappeared. Perhaps it was Lucianne or maybe just one of those unexplainable computer things? Anyway I can enjoy Lucianne again. Thanks for everyone's input--I was able to chat with AdBlockPlus and explain exactly what we were seeing. You are the greatest.
April 22 at 09:03 EST .

   Wetenschapper  These ads were popping up in the Opera browser (which I believe uses the Chrome engine ) as well, but disappeared after a couple of days. I used to make an exception for my ad-blocker because these ads do, after all, help support the site. Trouble is, there were so _many_of them; not without some remorse and guilt I eventually turned AdBlocker on for this site as well. I try to compensate by donations from time to time.
April 23 at 04:14 EST .

   Tulsa  Phooey! Thank you so much for the info on crepey ads. I means...My eyes!

We use Firefox and IE. Firefox and our printer don't play will together. So if I plan to print on line I enter the web using IE. If I'm reading I enter the web with Firefox.

I down loaded ABP for Firefox and for IE. I do feel Firefox has more protections surfing than IE. And we use MSSE (MicroSoft Security Essentials ) for virus protection. It's free. MS does not advertise and it's the best of all we've tried. It's not a resource hog. It's not sensitive and if a site it bad, MS closes it.

For FireF the red ABP is on the top tool bar. For IE the red ABP icon is on the lower tool bar.

The secret was to Right click on the ad and select from the choices given. The cartoon on the home page remained.

I'm so tickled. Thank you again.
April 23 at 23:52 EST .

   StormCnter  I hope we try not to let political disagreements ruin relationships, whether friends or family. Diverse opinions ought to be encouraged or at least tolerated. In my own family, I came from an enthusiastically Republican bunch of campaign workers and bumper-sticker sporters. I married a boy from a family of yellow-dog Democrats (Texans will know what that means ). We worked it out. We encouraged our kids to be active in politics and national issues and to form their own opinions. Please don't let pro-Trump/anti-Trump discussions damage your ties. Family and friends are forever. Politics rapidly change and then move on.
April 18 at 05:56 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Amen and Standing Ovation!
April 18 at 07:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  Well said Storm.
April 18 at 11:59 EST .

   Calvinesq  So true. Thanks StormCnter!
April 18 at 14:57 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  I can hear my my mother-in-law's voice ringing in my head: This too shall pass.
April 18 at 19:14 EST .

   Verdantheart  Hey, what happened? Me and safetydude--strike that, Safetydude and I, were discussing investments on the calvinesq thread below, and now we're talking about who is insulting who?

Look, I have posted on the main forum but moved to The Connection in hopes we can elevate the dialogue. Over on the forum, a circular discussion prevails, like a graduate school seminar where people are just running out the clock. He said, she said, you/it said. Fine. I will bake cookies, deadhead roses, plant runner beans, spread fertilizer on the lawn, write letters before I will waste my time on this wonderful Earth reading boring posters.

Now, back to investments. Safetydude, your monosyllabic response is disheartening, but OK. If you are shy about investing in solar because you think Mr Trump is going to be POTUS and nuke the sun, thereby ruining your investment, well, I don't think you need to worry. (Advisory: it's humor...He implied he has a sense of humor ).

Seriously, though, the Trump fans need to visit The Connection, which, praise be, has a Like button, and give us the Inside Scoop about Mr Trump's genius regarding anybody but himself so we can plan our investment strategies. It is easy to post from your cheat sheet of a half-dozen replies. Convince the anti-Trump Army to the point where we want to call our brokers, I say. Waiting for my 879 Likes in the next five minutes, your truly, the Verdantheart
April 17 at 15:49 EST .

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   Calvinesq  I realize that, as a poster for only about 10-12 years or so, I am not one of the original posters on Lucianne. However, I have diligently followed and commented or posted when I have been able to do so (work and my music tend to get in the way ). I have not posted or commented as much as some, but I have tried to stay active. I am dismayed that Trump supporters are now attacking this site by saying: "Where have the posters gone?" I do not plan to go anywhere. (By the way, welcome back Photoonist! Missed you. See you around! )
April 14 at 23:02 EST .

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   StormCnter  Calvinesq, I am dismayed, too. If some longer-term posters are posting less, the numbers would be offset by the gazillions of new names on the threads, I think.
April 15 at 07:29 EST .

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   Tulsa  Yo Cal and Storm! Ldotters aren't posting because there is no point? I don't post articles, but any registered Ldotter may. trumpees don't like the articles and don't like the comments.

The trumpees have made every excuse imaginable for the man, when his words and actions are inexcusable. That leaves: no he isn't...followed by yes he is. It's a waste of time.

Best wishes...I'll keep checking to see when Lucianne returns to normal and it surely will.
April 15 at 13:48 EST .

   Verdantheart  I'm guessing there are fewer comments these days because Trump's supporters are all busy reading the fine print of the GOP rules and trying to figure out how their man is going to win the nomination. He's running in the wrong party, a cruel thing to do to his flock, and the GOP rules are written to keep rabble-rousers out. Ask Ron Paul...

I'm not worried about Trump, who is happy being a loose cannon. I am concerned for his supporters, many of whom have taken on the characteristics of their idol and become humorless, thin-skinned and strident. Such behavior can ruin relationships and wreck support systems that are the basis of sane society. Very sad.
April 15 at 13:59 EST .

   Escaped commieny  Lucianne was my homepage for 15 years and I was the second to post on the Connection when Josh created it. I would guess between 85-90 % of the original posters have quit over time. There were several reasons. I check in on Birdy and Balo, that's it.
April 15 at 15:53 EST .

   Safetydude  Verdantheart,

I think your second paragraph is a perfect description of liberals;...'humorless, thin-skinned and strident'...

I, for one, am a very happy 'Trumpster' and, for the first time in the last seven-and-half years, I'm beginning to have some hope for the future of our country.
April 16 at 11:06 EST .

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   Verdantheart  Safety dude, it's great to hear from a 'happy Trumpster' as some write often about their anger. I'm wondering if you would mind sharing your thoughts on where you think he will be most effective. What will you be investing in? Cement companies? Earth-moving manufacturers? Steel companies? Solar? Just curious.
April 16 at 16:37 EST .

   Safetydude  Yes.
But no solar.
April 16 at 22:07 EST .

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   NotaBene  Safetydude I am with you. Finally some hope that things will get better. Trump is the only one that will be able to do something good for this country. I am a proud Trump supporter and I do not appreciate all the name calling from the non Trump camp.

Where Trump will be more effective? Let's start with closing the borders and stop the illegal immigration, lower taxes, put people back to work and end unfair trade agreements. Oh, and also end political correctness. He has many ideas and many plans but unfortunately people are not listening.
April 17 at 01:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  In a perfect world we would disagree without being disagreeable. I like to hear all sides, and appreciate those comments without snark or rancor.
April 17 at 06:43 EST .

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   Namma  There is one thing I have noticed about some Trumpsters. When asked if they would vote for anyone else the answer usually given is ..yes, if Cruz gets the nomination, they will vote for Cruz. When I have asked Cruzers if they will vote for Trumpn if he gets the nomination, the answer usually is No..let Hillary win. Really,? What kind of an attitude is that. Let Hillary win! So I am beginning to believe that the Cruz supports are the same people that stayed home and wouldn't vote for Romney because they didn't like him..kind of handed hussien the win..for what..punishment to Republicans for picking Romney. I held my nose and voted, knowing that a Romney would be better then hussien any day of the week. But Cruzers would rather give us Hillary. At least we know Trump loves America, as does Cruz. Either one would be better then commie Clinton or socialist sanders...
April 17 at 09:00 EST .

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   Labrador Heaven  Labrador Heaven I read often, post less and less. I'm leaving b/c of the vitriol - and because I do not truly feel we will get a strong leader in this next Prez election. We are divided, seemingly disarticulating ourselves, bone by bone, to "win" arguments - NO ONE is destined to "win" this unless chosen by the very persons we should have destroyed in the last two elections - the hidden money movers, the party elites and bribed delegates on both sides of the aisle.

Be careful who you really, really wish's only a matter of time until the glow wears off and establishment or their lack of character and integrity shows its long nails of ownership. Both sides. Trump may be the only guy not owned, but it's probably not likely he understands the fight against HUGE money entrenchment he faces. I have no dog in this fight any longer. Just have seen what vast money does - and if you DON'T HAVE it, you ARE controlled by it, every step...unless you are ready and willing to go back to your farm in some state, and raise pigs and cows and be quiet. Just get a *touch* of won't be content to do that. Seen it. Your never return the same person, the same soul. There are no Mr. Smiths in Washington now. And no one is riding in.

No one gets to Prez running without a lot of $$ and a background that brings them forward; they ride the wave of favor into office. It's said it takes a special kind of psychosis to run for national office. Yep. I've worked for a Governor and 2 US Senators in my past. The rosy glasses are needed to get through so much of your day, always. Then you take them off, go home and pray you get thru another day with them on again.

No one wins. We ALL LOSE. I think this country is beyond repair. BHO saw to final nails in the coffin.

Seeing what I see @ my hospital system with the flow of illegal muslims and other apparently welcome classes of illiterates, irresponsible people, wanting more and more special treatments as they endanger lives by not doing their jobs (disinfecting hospital areas. ) They can't be fired, they wear full Muslim garb to the floor, dragging - hijab is just the beginning - eliminating the point of isolation rooms.
Muslim women allowed to wear the head dress that has only small, small slits - while they are driving, providing NO PERIPHERAL VISION. Allowed by BMV.

I'm finished b/c the announcements are always forthcoming on Drudge or elsewhere about yet ANOTHER 85K illegals, sopping wet from the RIO Grande, CAUGHT BY BORDER PATROL, are released as they stand. No one knows who or what is here. Some DO know, and want to encourage it. THOSE individuals KNOW who is here to destroy us. Keep em coming. Let another Kate happen. It already many cities.

I wish all
April 13 at 14:21 EST .

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   Labrador Heaven  good flippin luck as all this unfolds.

Good Luck and Good Night.
April 13 at 14:23 EST .

   MickTurn  All the personalities aside, the REAL enemy in America are the politicians of both parties that have set themselves up as Lords/Ladies (reference Europe's Royalty history ) and all their sycophants have cozied up to the table where OUR MONEY is divided among them. When they run out they just raise taxes/fees and steal more from us. On top of that they use the POWER of the Federal government to punish and extort from their flavor of enemies. Next the Cronies step up to the table to get their share...ever wonder why our Trade Deals are always bad for America? it's simple, they set up bad deals and take money under the table (with an appropriate % going back to their benefactor politicians ) and we get screwed again. Jobs leave and all we get are trash products from China/Mexico to name two of many.

Get a clue folks, all of them are thieves and are lying to us on a regular basis.

The only way we will ever stop this madness is put all of them in Prison...and that takes POWER taken at the ballot box! The vote is yours!
April 13 at 10:40 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Can someone please cite me a credible source regarding "Curz sealed his records?"

I've heard that spouted, along with Heidi Cruz is a globalist, and I can't find anything credible regarding either. I said credible. Not something made up by the Trump campaign to sully Cruz and his wife.

Sealed records? What records? Not his academic records, that's for sure.
April 12 at 18:53 EST .

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   MeiDei  I read only about his [& his mother's] birth records being sealed. If he was brought to the US as a toddler there's no reason he'd be aware of dual citizenship, nor would that interest a teenager 30 years ago. I think the only time he might be aware would be whether or not he had to fill out a Selective Service card when he turned 18; and if he didn't he might have just thought himself lucky. OTOH - he knew well his father's origins.
April 13 at 09:11 EST .

   MeiDei  BTW: If I remember correctly, his mother filed for Canadian citizenship but it was never conferred upon her & they came back to the States around 4 years after first arriving in Canada.

According to the post below I was made to eat cornflakes - not so - I had an at-home Mom who served bacon & eggs or pancakes or some other hot breakfast - not cool perhaps but loved muchly. (What does BLUF mean? ) Smile.
April 13 at 11:45 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  Courts seal records of certain kinds, usually dealing with children.

The three most notable are: adoption records, depending on the state and/or the request of attoneys/parents/adoptive parents; juvenile criminal records in all states that I've ever dealt with, and it takes an act of congress to unseal those records in most cases; the records of certain divorce proceedings if children are involved and the attorneys/parties and Judge agree to the seal.

Another is the sealing of the settlement terms and details of personal injury lawsuits, and the money involved.

None of that would apply to Cruz.

I'm not sure how one goes about "sealing" academic records, but I suppose it would involve attorneys and a Judge to make it stick; to make it a crime to disclose.

We've heard for years that 0bastard's "records are sealed." I never questioned it. Never actually thought about it: exactly what was "sealed" and how it was done?

Now I'm really curious.

I wonder if, when people say "sealed" they actually mean a lot of people were paid off to keep their mouths shut --which would not involved an attorney or a Judge, and is no guarantee that whomever you bought off would stay bought.

[Mei, did you post something to the wrong thread?]
April 13 at 13:51 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Okay. Never mind, Mei. I finally see what you were responding to.
April 13 at 14:16 EST .

   MeiDei  Nope, just quoted what I found on a few "legal" watchdog groups regarding Cruz' sealed records. 0's birth records, among all others, were sealed also & supposedly he gave permission to have [all] his birth certificate(s ) released.
April 13 at 14:17 EST .

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   Verdantheart  Free Translator for Phrases found on the web:

Phrase: 'I am not a Trump fan, but....'
Translation: Trump fan

Phrase: 'Obama, Hillary, JFK, FDR, Andrew Jackson did worse things than DT'
Translation: Philosophy major with C- average

Phrase: BTW, BLUF, IMHO, WTP...
Translation: made to eat corn flakes as a child when all the cool kids were eating alphabet products

Phrase: 'I just cancelled my subscription to...'
Translation: always thought the funny papers said it all

Phrase: what happened to the 'like' button?
Translation: I'm afraid a 'Hate button' is coming and I might 'win'
April 12 at 16:41 EST .

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   MeiDei  What does BLUF mean?
April 17 at 06:36 EST .

   StormCnter  According to the Urban Dictionary, it's a military acronym meaning "Bottom Line Up Front", but, Mei, I have no idea how it would be applied.
April 17 at 11:07 EST .

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   Verdantheart  I posted my Translator because of BLUF. It was in a poster's reply to a Thomas Sowell essay on the main forum on April 12. The poster really served up a hefty portion of alphabet soup. All the rules of communication stipulate that meaning should be clear immediately. Any time a reader has to pause, comprehension and interest are lost. Thanks for reading.
April 17 at 15:42 EST .

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   MeiDei  Well, thank you for not including FUBAR - another military term I managed to get a friend translate for me. Not to be used in polite company. : )
April 20 at 19:45 EST .

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   Wetenschapper  While we're on the subject of acronyms and abbreviations, don't you hate "Thumbspeak"? You know, the abbreviations that have grown out of cellphone text messages, such a "u" for "you", "r" for "are", and the one I really hate "peeps" for "persons" (I always think of little yellow marshmallow chickens ). I find such abbreviations insulting, as though it's saying that the person receiving the message isn't worthy of the effort to use decent English.
April 23 at 04:25 EST .

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   BaseballFan  Over the past few days I've learned what a lightning rod must feel like.
I was a delegate to the State Assembly in Colorado this year.
There's no discussing this (non )issue with Trump supporters. I've yet to attempt a discussion without it very quickly being called stupid, liar, RINO/GOPe insider hack, troll, etc.
An article by Pat Buchanan even referred to Colorado GOP members as "apparatchiks", or communists.
Sadly, this rancor and outright hatred is exactly what Obama, Clinton and the rest of what the Left wants. It's all happening and they're loving it.
April 12 at 03:48 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  When it comes to a person's choice of candidate in the primaries, I'm pretty much inclined to leave it alone and not get into the "How can you be so stupid" mode.

By the time we get to the general, everyone should be coming together, recognizing that the enemy is whomever has the "D" behind his name.

I don't think that's going to happen this time. I have never seen the rancor that Trump has caused between the Pros and the Antis.

I know this: if Trump was running with a "D" behind his name, the very people who are supporting him now would be the ones who would pointing out how very vulgar he is --typical Lib is what they would be saying; what a crybaby he is, typical Lib they would be saying; the name calling and threats of lawsuits, typical Lib behavior is what they would tell us.

All of the things that we see and despise in Liberals are the very things that the Trump supporters laud as his good qualities.

There were even 0bama supporters in his first campaign who said he loved America and would govern from the center. Dr. Charles Krauthammer is one of those. No one would argue that Dr. K isn't a very smart man, but he had the wool pulled over his eyes. He even admitted in his last book that 0bama was six months into his first term before he, Dr. K., understood that 0bama is a Socialist. [Which is charitable. 0bama is a Muslim Communist.]

So anyone can be fooled. Trump is sure fooling a lot of people.
April 12 at 09:48 EST .

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   MeiDei  It sometimes seem as if we've become rabid political sports fans -- rivalries, destruction after a win or loss.
Unfortunately, 300+ million people will be affected by the outcome in November. Who is driving the attention - or lack thereof? Who profits? So much manipulation seldom, if ever, ends well.
April 12 at 10:44 EST .

   Verdantheart  Baseball Fan, I am wondering if Trump supporters are also people easily swayed by messaging. I realize some of them go to various websites mostly to vent, but when those supporters appear at your table during spring entertaining meals, one gets a clearer picture. These are folks who will happily drink Brand XX vodka, so long as you transfer it to a Grey Goose or Ketel One bottle. They must be winners. Sigh.

Yet the constant drumbeat against Heidi Cruz and Goldman Sachs is a clue we shouldn't overlook. If you are an investor, Wall Street is your friend! It's possible to start a portfolio with a hundred bucks or so, if you are so inclined and do your research. But if the car, clothing or trip advertisers have a more sexy message, those susceptible to the arriviste life never get around to investing. Wise elders who experienced the Great Depression knew that life can be very unpredictable and advised thrift and self-reliance. I'm so glad they did.
April 12 at 14:22 EST .

   Trackman999  If Krauthammer was fooled, it doesn't say much for him. Millions of other Americans knew barry for what he was and it wasn't good. How could Krauthammer be so naive?
April 12 at 14:38 EST .

   StormCnter  Maybe Dr. Krauthammer shared a sentiment of mine when I accepted the 2008 loss to Barack Obama. I told myself, "Oh, well, how bad can it be? And it's only for four years."
Krauthammer and I found out that it could be really bad and four years wouldn't be the end of it.
April 12 at 15:01 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  Track, I have no idea how Dr. K could have been so deceived, but he was. If you remember back, Britt Hume was still the nightly news man during the first 0bastard campaign [The Hume Report]. Dr. K. was a regular. Millions of us were screaming at the television screen every time we heard Dr. K. make his pronouncement about the Mulatto governing from the center.

Sean Hannity was and Rush were not the only two commentators then who were regularly playing the clip of Rev. Wright asking God to damn America and pointing out that the Mulatto sat in Wright's congregation for 20+ years. That clip was being played in a lot of places and people still voted for the practitioner of Black Liberation Theology. All people had to do was look it up.

Looks like that would have been enough right there to clue Dr. K about the Mulatto's intentions for "fundamentally changing the nation."
April 12 at 18:37 EST .

   Bmoc  I am a Cruz fan and have been for a couple years. I am a county admin (volunteer thing ) and I have a small... five inches tops... oval sticker in my rear window. A week back, I was slowing to pull into a local shopping market and was 'nudged' from behind. I had my winter beater so I really didn't think much about it until it happened again... and again. I parked and a woman about 45 or so got out and began to rant and scream at me about supporting "Lying Ted." She was straight up in my face and for a moment, I actually thought she was going to strike me. Someone called the local police and despite she knew they were there, she continued to rave like she was possessed. She was placed into the cruiser and one of the officers asked if I wanted to press charges. I explained that isn't my style and I don't know what happened to her. Long story short, this ain't your normal election cycle. Before this is done, I really believe that one of the candidates... not sure if a "R" or a "D"... is going to be attacked and seriously injured. I know of many long time friendships that have been destroyed by "choosing sides." This is sad.
April 12 at 20:49 EST .

   Catherine  Okay, I was told to discuss anything, I need to come to this site. So here I am, can't believe I remembered my password. Anyway, twice I've been responded to. I called Cruz a thief for stealing delegates under the noses of a million people in Colorado. Twice I was told it wasn't theft and 'truth hurts.' So will someone tell me the truth. I noticed neither responder bothered to do that. Just what exactly do you call what Cruz did if not theft?
April 11 at 18:28 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  Ahhhhh . . . Cruz didn't make the rules, so what I call it is, playing by the rules that someone else made and winning.

The Colorado Republican Party Apparatus made the rules.

Cruz read the rules, understood the rules and used the rules that he did not make to his advantage.

I said months ago that Cruz had the best Ground Game in the race, and I was beaten up by the Pro-Trump people; told that I was a part of the GOPe, that I worshiped at the throne of the Status Quo, called names, and told that Trump was better organized than anyone in the race, etc.

I could have told the Pro-Trump people then that all Trump had was a Twitter Feed and a penchant for popping off the wrong thing at the wrong time.

A big mouth and a Twitter Feed does not a campaign make.

All the squealing like a pig under a gate about Cruz stole this or Cruz stole that doesn't make it so.

If the Republicans of Colorado have a problem with the rules, then they need to take it up with the Party Poobahs; same for Donald Trump: take it up with the Republican Party of Colorado, but don't blab off about Cruz stole something.

I'll tell you something else too: even tho I'm not a Trump supporter, I did not believe what the media was feeding us about how Trump could not win against a Democrat, any Democrat. I just didn't believe it. I thought he really had the support and he was going to sail to the nomination.

I don't place much stock in polls, but I got to paying attention to the "internals," of all of the polls, the good ones and the bad ones, and now I understand why Trump is not going to win the presid4ency even if he pulls out the nomination. I understand now why he's so disliked. I thought I was the only one.
April 11 at 19:14 EST .

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   StormCnter  The truth is that there was no theft. People may be unhappy with the Colorado process and/or the results, but the rules were followed by the Cruz campaign. So, nothing was stolen.
April 12 at 08:33 EST .

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   Verdantheart  Catherine, I once served as a board member for a local Habitat for Humanity. One day, we were all discussing our project priorities when one of the men said: 'Our No. 1 goal should be the future of this board!'

The message, I think, is that people approach situations differently, and there are people who take a long-term approach. It is the GOP that has organized a political party, and ostensibly stands for certain principles. Those who don't agree with the rules are free to switch parties or start a new party more to their liking. But I don't see an entrenched party such as the GOP nominating a person disliked by 70 percent of women.
April 12 at 09:59 EST .

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   MysteryLover  Catherine, “The delegate allocation was fair and there really is no controversy at all. Colorado has been awarding their delegates essentially the same exact way since 1912.

The incontrovertible fact is that the rules for a century and a half have provided that a candidate must get a majority of delegates to win.

NBC analysts say Trump has benefited more than Cruz "under the party's arcane rules for allocating delegates," having been awarded 45 percent of the delegates despite having won just 37 percent of all the votes.

Trump is not entitled to the nomination unless and until he reaches the magic number, and neither is Cruz. It is sad that some who are claiming their votes don't count are the same ones who are saying Cruz votes shouldn't count -- that Trump should be anointed now or when it becomes mathematically impossible for Cruz to win on the first ballot.

Team Cruz is not suggesting we twist the rules but insisting we adhere to them. Let's all agree to honor and play by the rules and recognize the winner of a majority of delegates when that moment occurs.”
April 12 at 13:40 EST .

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