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   FlatCityGirl  Shifting gears:

If Trump is the nominee, who will he pick as a running mate?

Any guesses?

He's trashed every candidate, including Ben Carson, whom he likened to a pedophile, and now Carson is endorsing him. Makes me wonder of Carson is who Trump is looking at for the second spot.

Knowing Trump's ego, there is every possibility that he may not chose a VP candidate. He may think he's great enough to be both President and Vice President. Don't laugh.

More Speculation:

Who thinks the Powers-That-Be are going to try to blow up the convention and deny Trump the nomination if he has won the delegates, fair and square?

I think the GOPe as we know it is done for anyway, so a stunt like that may be their Big Finish.

As much as I dislike Trump, I still give him props for turning the GOPe every which way but loose.
March 11 at 09:54 EST .

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   StormCnter  If Trump has gotten to 1237 delegates by convention time, he will have won the nomination. If he does not have the required number, the convention may become contested and anything can happen. The 1976 convention was the last contested convention. Gerald Ford was short of the required number. Ronald Reagan announced he would make liberal Richard Schweiker, the PA governor, his running mate if he won the nomination, thus attempting to persuade liberal Republicans to flip from Ford to him. But the move angered many conservatives and Ford went on to get the votes he needed. Contested conventions are great fun.
March 11 at 10:23 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  If Trump goes in with the 1237 number, are those delegates absolutely locked to him? Some say they are, and some say they aren't, and they can change their vote once the convention opens; apparently that's why we keep hearing about an open or contested convention.

I can't make heads nor tails of it.

And it seems that the opinions are like arm pits: everyone has two!

I don't ever trust a Liberal to tell me the truth, and with what's going on at this moment in time, I don't trust the GOPe or a Conservative, either.

It seems like everyone believes that whatever they say is the way it is; whether they know what they are talking about or not, if they say it, that makes it so.
March 11 at 10:42 EST .

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   MeiDei  Can't swear to it, but the first round the delegates must vote who won in the primary, if the 1237 isn't reached then they can vote who they want in the 2nd, or more, round - whether or not their candidate entered the primaries. If the latter happens I'm tempted to do a write-in. I think the anti-Trump group is funding Rubio & Kasich to stay in to make sure he [Trump] doesn't reach 1237. Just an opinion shared with the pundits, will wait & see. Any time a good Senator runs I get anxious about who will take his/her place should the Senator win the nomination, especially if he's not up for reelection.
March 11 at 11:24 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Yep. That's my understanding. So if Trump goes in with 1237, then he's the nominee for sure. If he goes in with less, then it goes to a second vote [or more], and delegates are free to do whatever.

I read one article and that pundit says Trump will have the required number; I read another and that pundit says, no way.

We are most certainly living in interesting times.
March 11 at 12:12 EST .

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   Bmoc  I can't say for sure but I work locally for the Cruz campaign and from the last two leadership calls, there is a better than average shot that Trump will choose Cruz as his Veep. I don't understand the torrent of trash by all candidates against other candidates, because somewhere down the road, these guys and gals will need each other. Some people spew such hatred that if anyone of the other candidates becomes the VP choice, they are going to have to go back and delete a lot of spew... and please, I don't care who you support, none of these guys have clean hands.

I have stopped posting here and on FB because I am just getting back on my feet and I'm sick and tired of the vitriol. The Obama regime has set not just race relations, but human relations, back to the late 1850's prior to the Civil War. If you ever wondered what it must have been like just before that war broke out, look around you and read the headlines. Since I retired, I've become a steady writer and have lots of stuff on Amazon. One of the stories I'm working on I have entitled, "The Second American Civil War - An American Storm." With the changing hate storm, I've had to write and rewrite the opening a dozen times, but I think this Chicago thing will be my final theme. We are just days away from a national '1968 Chicago DNC' war. I was in Grant park a week before the DNC was there and returned two weeks after the DNC left, and it horrified me what had happened.

Realizing the problems of self promotion, I wrote a book back in 2012 that was uploaded to Amazon about the Benghazi incident. I found an anonymous online blogger who had info that no one else seemed to have and I began to follow her. On the morning of September 12th, she was saying that the incident not only due to gun running and such, she said, quite accurately, that the WH executive staff watched it live, via a drone. All the executive staff except Obama... who went to bed. Take a close look at that photo of them sitting in the situation room and look at how small Obama looks. The man is six foot four or so and he looks like a midget... because he was photo-shopped in later. This blogger had all of her details right, right down to the firing of Gen. Hamm and the Naval Admiral they fired on the spot because they said, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" Gripping stuff.

Call it speculation, over the years, this woman was proven 100% right. EVERYTHING she was saying within hours of the attack was right. She said that the killing of Amb. Stevens was not in the plans but part of a fake 'hostage' deal where the US would give them guns for the Ambassador... but they forgot that the people they
March 12 at 12:06 EST .

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   Bmoc  Darn word limit... my daughter says I talk too much... and I did say I was a writer... the conclusion of todays conspiracy theory.

Call it speculation, over the years, this woman was proven 100% right. EVERYTHING she was saying within hours of the attack was right. She said that the killing of Amb. Stevens was not in the plans but part of a fake 'hostage' deal where the US would give them guns for the Ambassador... but they forgot that the people they were working with were cold blooded killers.

Okay, I've wandered off the subject. Still foggy from the surgery I guess. Some of us wonder if and when Obama will decide that it is 'too risky to change leaders.' In my opinion, you are witnessing the ramping up to that situation. As FCG said above, 'we live in interesting times.'
March 12 at 12:08 EST .

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   MeiDei  Could you provide a link regarding your mention: "Take a close look at that photo of them sitting in the situation room and look at how small Obama looks. The man is six foot four or so and he looks like a midget... because he was photo-shopped in later" - the only photo of people sitting around in the situation room that I've seen was the one where they watched live feed of SEAL team 6 and the take down of Osama bin Laden. When answering, let's continue this on the Politics Wall, thanks. Looking forward to your reply.
March 13 at 10:51 EST .

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   MeiDei  In case Donald gets the nomination here's an excerpt from "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough - pg 24 attributed to Wilbur Wright in a letter to his brother, Lorin.

"In business it is the aggressive man, who continually has his eye on his own interest. Business is merely a form of warfare in which each combatant strives to get the business away from his competitors and at the same time keep them from getting what he already has. No man has ever been successful in business who was not aggressive, self assertive and even a little bit selfish perhaps. There is nothing reprehensible in an aggressive disposition so long as it is not carried to excess, for such men make the world and its affairs move."

Might explain DJT's demeanor & what might be expected of his presidency should he win. Just a thought.
March 11 at 07:37 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  That is a very interesting paragraph, MD, and solidifies my take on a Trump presidency.

I was married to a veeeeeeery successful businessman, so I understand aggressive, self assertive and selfish in a business setting. And I appreciate it in a business setting.

I also understand that America is, in many respects, a business, and "running" America requires the man at the top to be aggressive and self-assertive, and even selfish for his country.

The Japanese attacked us at Pearl Harbor and killed us by the thousands, while Hitler over-ran Europe and killed people by the tens of thousands.

Roosevelt took us to war --a two-front war, a World War, and won. And he did it without an angry, screwed up red face, finger stabbing the air, and without using vulgar language to describe his enemies.

Before the Mulatto Muslim, we used to refer to the President of the United States as the Leader of the Free World. Now that we've had the Clinton defilement of the White House, and the Hate America First presidency of the Mulatto, maybe Trump's demeanor is not objectionable to some. Maybe that kind of demeanor is even needed to put things right. But I don’t like it.

There is one other thing about Trump that people forget, or ignore: he is a product of New York city.
March 11 at 08:12 EST .

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   MeiDei  Laughing here, I too am a product of NYC, (Brooklyn to be exact ) but back in the day when manners were expected & ladies were ladies not out swearing, swilling or sexting with the boys. I've read as much good about the private DJT as I have bad, I'm trying to keep an open mind ever since 2 of my favs were knocked out early. If he does win - we'll need to pray for him & then let God sort it out.
March 11 at 08:39 EST .

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   Balogreene  Why no more Roger Stone? I like him. I don't always believe him, but to ban him?

Okay, he bashed the establishment, does that mean Lucianne is establishment, I never thought so before.
March 10 at 21:30 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I saw that. I don't know what the deal is. I don't like him. It could have something to do with Stone not having even a nodding acquaintance with the truth ---like most ranting, raving, wild-eyed Liberals. I can't see banning him, though.
March 10 at 21:40 EST .

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   Sugarplum17  I've seen Roger Stone on I don't think he is a liberal. I know he worked for Trump and has authored several books - one on Clintons and one on Bush family. I daresay he's not a fan of either of the dynasties. I don't think he's been sued for libel. He definitely is a fan of his old boss.
March 11 at 05:44 EST .

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   StormCnter  Remember there may have been some communication not visible on the main forum. Our hostess is not required to explain.
March 11 at 06:14 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Okay, SC, since you're an insider and privy to information the rest of us are not aware of, tell us why the Staff --or our Hostess, has allowed the acrimony and open warfare to continue? People have been banned over the years for faaaaaaaaar less than what is going on there now.

Why can't posters be allowed to like or dislike whichever candidate they chose without being called names? And what happened to the No Chatting rule? What happened to the No Attacking Other Posters rule?

When I post an opinion, and the next poster tells me that I'm an ignorant cretin for that opinion, it's hard not to respond.

I've not seen every response to every article in the last few months, but I've seen a lot, and only one time that I can remember has a staff member told a poster not to attack other posters. I don't get it.

Maybe they figure if they banned everyone who is breaking the rules right now, there would be three posters left, because almost everyone is into the food fight.
March 11 at 07:20 EST .

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   MeiDei  Passions are extreme during this primary in particular - we might dub it The Season without Reason. While I agree with you, I like to think: This too shall pass. I've not committed to anyone yet, still weighing all - it's a long time between now & November & I suspect it will be a bumpy ride, lit up by flaring tempers. Smile, the wrong animals are getting their Spring distemper shots : )
March 11 at 08:01 EST .

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   StormCnter  FCG, you're making an unwarranted assumption. I make no claim to being "an insider". I simply mentioned that what we see published on the forum might not be the entire story. You should write to the staff if you are seeking specifics.
March 11 at 08:28 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Oh, sorry. I misread your post. I thought it sounded like you have information we don't have.

I really don't care a whit about Stone being banned.

I am curious as to why the open warfare is allowed to go on, but I don't think I'll be asking the staff. I don't want to draw the ire of the wrong person and get banned.

When November comes and goes, and we are getting ready for January and a new face in the White House, Lucianne will still be standing, and depending on the person getting ready to assume the office, I will be interested to see what happens to the mortal enemies that have been made during this idiotic campaign season.

There has been a lot of ugliness directed at those who don't like Trump, and a lot of ugliness going to other way, too; things have been said, names have been called, and I'm guessing that some of it isn't going to be forgotten any time soon.
March 11 at 08:48 EST .

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   Bmoc  I heard the words I desperately wanted to hear today, "Everything seems to be looking extremely good!" from my cardiac surgeon, Dr. Pridjian. I am healing very well and I haven't felt this good in over two years. My story is below but I am very happy tonight!
March 10 at 20:59 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Standing ovation. I hope the improvement continues. Unabated.
March 10 at 21:25 EST .

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   MeiDei  It's always good to hear prayers were answered, your ordeal over & to celebrate your continued recovery.
March 11 at 07:01 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  MeiDei, this is for you. I'm posting this here because I'm not sure you would see it if I posted it elsewhere:

MeiDei, I loved the birthday cakes that you posted for people's birthdays.

I needed to let you know that.

I loved them and appreciated the effort you went to for it.
March 9 at 23:40 EST .

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   StormCnter  It's good to see MeiDei's efforts recognized. I second FCG's appreciation.
March 11 at 06:15 EST .

   MeiDei  Thank you both. FCG visit the Dogs/Cats Wall, there's a special post for you.
March 11 at 06:54 EST .

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   Papasparky  Re: Washington Post's (distasteful ) Nancy Reagan Obit written by Lois Ramano,

"Nancy Reagan had an undeniable knack for inviting controversy.
There were her extravagant spending habits at a time of double-digit unemployment, a chaotic relationship with her children and stepchildren that could rival a soap-opera plot, and the jaw-dropping news that she had insisted the White House abide by an astrologer when planning the president’s schedule."
~ Lois Ramano

   March 8 at 08:45 EST .

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   MeiDei  Just a note regarding an old scam going around again, this time supposedly from Chase OnLine banking Delete immediately, do not respond.
   March 7 at 12:59 EST .

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forgot to add to the above.
March 7 at 14:28 EST .

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   Safetydude  Together again.
   March 6 at 12:20 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I bet they are both smiling. Lovely picture.
March 6 at 17:13 EST .

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   Balogreene  My daddy died in 1998. My mom is 86, she also is just kinda waiting to be with him again. But, she won't quit, until God says it is time. I don't want to lose her, but, do want them together again.
March 10 at 21:10 EST .

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   Suejeanne  God bless you, Bmoc - and your wife Judy - I admire your writing this down, clarity of thought is a beautiful thing - it is an act of self-discipline to put all this down - a wonderful friend of mine who was a Christian scientist would say "self-discipline is the key to mental health" then add, "which is integral to physical health" (I am not sure if that was Mary Baker Eddy or partly dear Inez. Your writing is wonderful discipline; I look forward to reading updates as you are ready to provide them. - suejeanne
March 5 at 23:50 EST .

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   Bmoc  Thank you very much! The story I wrote about my dream/nightmare is here:

By the way, the name is Verwayne... Bmoc stands for "bald man on computer."
March 6 at 15:17 EST .

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   Suejeanne  Verwayne - I just now read your story - wonderfully written - magnificent - and keep up the good work of getting well, steady and sure - your wife's "sweet laughter" sounds like the best medicine to pull you through -
March 7 at 07:46 EST .

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   MeiDei  A Russian who lived under communism replies to Bernie Sanders supporters:
March 5 at 17:50 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  Great article and thank you for posting it!

I also lived under communism AND socialism (there's not that much difference! ) and Garry Kasparov is exactly right!

I try to tell this to people here and they look at me as if I had a third eye! So many think that socialism/communism is so wonderful, almost romantic! I think those are all lazy people who don't want to do for themselves but would rather be taken care of!
March 6 at 23:15 EST .

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   TexasRose  This is a very good article on why someone who is a war vet is turning his back on the conservative movement over the way he and others have been treated about supporting Trump. I don't know what this blog is, but the article is excellent!
March 4 at 16:05 EST .

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