Morning Reads for Friday, January 29, 2016

On this day in 1936, Ty Cobb was one of the first five inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Noway2016
Noway2016

6 million for our vets? Impressive! Thank you, Donald Trump!

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

I got jolted on last nights news when the media mentioned it was for wounded warriors (the discredited charity) did some internet searches (some said Trump had not contacted that charity)…,.dont know if his good intentions will work out or not.

gcp
gcp

Maybe the six million is going to his own “nonprofit” organization

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

It sort of is. The donations will go to his foundation and THEN will be donated. So he gets the tax benefits.

The Eiger
The Eiger

“Let me put this in language Donald Trump understands,” Jon Soltz, Iraq War veteran and chairman of VoteVets.org said in a statement. “You’re a loser. You’re a third-rate politician, who clearly doesn’t understand issues, and is so scared of Megyn Kelly exposing it, that you’re looking to use veterans to protect you from facing her questions.”

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

No doubt Soltz had an agenda.

The Eiger
The Eiger

His agenda probably has something to do with Trump’s disrespect to everyone who has served in the military when he said McCain wasn’t a war hero.

“He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

It was only after he stepped in it with his McCain comments that his love for the veterans started. Ya’ll can keep explaining away everything that Trump says and I’ll continue to point out the fact he is a liar and charlatan

Bart
Bart

Soltz is a biased dem who has a history of making disparaging remarks about GOPers. If he doesn’t want the money, he does a disservice to the members of his organization.

From the parts I saw last night, the Trump event was a success for him and the vet organizations benefiting from the $6M+ that was raised. If Soltz and Paul Wycof don’t want the money, more for other groups.

From an appreciative vet – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cksa77CA2H8 – go to 29:40 in the video to watch John Wayne, a vet with many awards.

Noway2016
Noway2016

In other words he’s just a Dem hack. Thought so…

The Eiger
The Eiger

I still don’t disagree with what Soltz said about why Trump was hiding behind veterans so that he could skip Megan Kelly’s questions.

Bart
Bart

Stolz said, “…so scared of Megyn Kelly exposing it, that you’re looking to use veterans to protect you from facing her questions.” Trump and scared of a moderately competent news gal just don’t go together if you know anything about Trump. It’s easy to make that statement, but kind of difficult to back it up. Whatever the reason for Trump not participating in the debate, he won the night. As a bonus, his absence allowed viewers to see Cruz stumble all over himself with his failed attempts at humor, whining and overall pompous attitude. In the end, Trump “the loser,… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

So Solz’s outfit couldn’t use part of the 6 mil donated? Interesting…

Noway2016
Noway2016

Nice cut and paste, Eiger. Did you have your own point to make?

The Eiger
The Eiger

I think the quote speaks for it’s self. I can cut and paste quotes from other veterans groups about Trump if you like.

gcp
gcp

Debate highlights/lowlights. Cruz. Slightly disappointing. Took too much time on Trumpet question, no coherent immigration plan, good answer on ethanol. Rubio. Just ok. Too preachy, Christ reference sounded robotic, has a more comprehensive immigration plan than others, needs to be explain how he pays for military expansion. Carson…. Jebby. Just ok. Did not appear desperate as in previous debates. Talked too much about his family. Lousy immigration policy. Wants more troops in Iraq? Christie. Average. Good response on San Bernadino incident. Lousy response on spending cuts Paul. May have improved a little. Did not scream or whine. Good answer on… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Cruz: Wow, that was a disaster. Got the brunt of everyone’s attacks due to the absence of Donald Trump and seemed flustered all night long. Rubio’s “say anything to get elected” line really stung. Watching him and Rubio squirm after Fox rolled video was delightful. Rubio: Rubio terrifies me. Cruz and Trump have served to cover up the fact that Rubio is a re-heated neo-con. Last night he advocated arresting US citizens, sending them to Guantanamo Bay, and torturing them. Like, how does no one point out how ridiculously unconstitutional that is? Bush: Strong performance, in my opinion. Probably too… Read more »

gcp
gcp

Christie was trying to walk that fine line between profiling and suspicion. If you see a lot of visitors at all hours, a lot of package deliveries and residents are Muslims should you call pd? There was at least one San Bernadino neighbor that said she did not call because she did not want to racially profile.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

So I should call the cops on any Muslims who have friends and an overactive online shopping habit?

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Lakeside principal: when it comes out of white males mouth…..it must be completely sterile and 100% P.C. to the listener as the white male is a suspicious person.

Country boy is soon to be a euphemism too.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Someone needs to take the twitter away from Trump. Here’s his latest stupid retweet. I love the part that says “Google it!” Because every thing on the google machine is 100% true.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/267437-saudi-prince-slams-trump-for-photoshopped-image

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The Prince should probably worry more about his country’s myriad of human rights violations, declining oil prices, and the number of bin Laden acolytes his country seems to keep cranking out. Those seem like a bigger deal than a photoshopped picture.

Just sayin’

The Eiger
The Eiger

I don’t care about the Saudi Prince’s response. I think it’s laughable and sad at the same time that Trump is retweeting photoshopped pictures of Kelly to continue his acts on her.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Everything about his candidacy is laughable.

The Eiger
The Eiger

* Should be attacks, but you get what I’m saying.

Calypso
Calypso

“acts” was more mentally stimulating, however.

Charlie
Charlie

Programming note. Still a few glitches here and there, the one that you all may notice most is that some comments are going randomly into moderation. Trying to isolate what’s going on there but it’s been a bit frustrating.

Point is: When your comment doesn’t immediately post, don’t take it personally and don’t start any conspiracy theories.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

That’s what you want us to think.

*puts on tinfoil hat*

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

I take everything personally. How dare you sir?!

Benevolus
Benevolus

A déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.

Noway2016
Noway2016

If Huma and Hilly go to the Big House together, do you think Bill and Weiner make conjugal visits?

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

I’m still chuckling over your optimism of an indictment. Wouldn’t that have to come through AG Loretta Lynch ? Better chance of trumped up hate crimes on the Don. And if an agent slips her smoking gun out, they will be toast. The last time Hillary was in the White House she left with a whole lot of articles and furniture…….depends on what you mean by gifts……and after a lot of controversy over the stuff from the White House, she returned some of it. As the years went on she got smarter, bolder, richer and more powerful as an amoral… Read more »

Bart
Bart

Yes, Bill to see Huma, Weiner gets stuck with the tag along chick.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Well, Salty, then I’m gonna make you positively giddy. 22 emails found on Hilly’s unclassified server were Top Secret. And a Grand Total of 1500 + “classified” emails on her unclassified server. “Shazam” says Hilly, “I didn’t know.” Poor thing. She’s toast. Pass the jelly. Indictment(s) is a certainty, even with Lynch at the helm. The various violations are too numerous not to indict.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Giddy Optimism and pessimism are emotions, I believe in odds making, so will stay with odds in her favor but hold faith that you are right.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

But how many were classified when sent. As of now that total is still zero. I hate to burst your bubble, but knowing how email systems work at two, count ’em, two, fed agencies, sending top secret material to a non state.gov email address is nigh impossible.

Noway2016
Noway2016

So, we are to believe that over 1,500 classified emails were so sloppily sent to Hillary, that Hilly didn’t see/know/or realize any of said correspondence was classified when it hit her unsecured server? Not likely. On top of that, 22 TS emails ended up on that same unsecured server, too? No markings whatsoever? No inkling of its’ importance? No originating agency would be that negligent in sending its’ sensitive material. Seriously. Expecting a rational person to believe that explanation is nuts. This is Hill’s version of “it depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.” Again, we all, fans and… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Things can be declassified and reclassified at any point. The fact it’s now classified doesn’t mean it was classified when sent. The fact it’s classified doesn’t even mean State made the determination on classification, agencies disagree over classification decisions all the time.

But you keep telling yourself the indictment is coming. Not that it’ll matter, they could send Hillary to Gitmo and she’d still beat Trump or Cruz.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I wonder which one of us will eventually get to say “I told you so” to the other. And even if she’s just indicted, no way the Dem power brokers/donors continue to back her. And Biden will not just sit back, either, at that point. So, we sit back and wait…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’d rather Biden run. I’d even support Obama running for an unconstitutional third term (after all, he hates all the other Amendments). Because if Obama could curb stomp Romney (a competent GOP candidate with some appeal to people that don’t listen to Hannity), pretty much any Dem could take on Cruz or Trump. But I hope, for your sake, that you’re right. I’m scared to think of what new thing you’ll blow out of proportion if this “bombshell” turns out to be a dud. “Hillary highlights her hair you guys! If she’s lying about her hair color what else is… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

You know, we both have fun busting each other’s a$$ about various issues, this being one of those. But the classified info that has been mishandled by her or anyone else isn’t by itself able to be blown out of proportion. That mishandling is serious as hell.

Bart
Bart

At some point, the former SecState must be forced to take responsibility for her activities. She chose to house an email server at home outside the normal protocols and security measures knowing full well highly sensitive materials would inevitably be stored or pass thru this private, unsecured server. It doesn’t matter how many, whether they were marked or anything else. She exposed critical data to the possibility of being hacked. For this alone she is disqualified for any future job requiring security approval.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Candidates cars- what they should drive. Ted Cruz- (Aside from the too-obvious Chevy Cruze), the more appropriate and obnoxious Chevrolet SSR- a vehicle that makes no sense. Jeb Bush- Chevrolet Suburban- Establishment power on wheels. Marco Rubio- BMW 5 Series. Good looking, not quite whitebread America, but a little bit aggressive. Ben Carson- Buick anything. What do they even have? Rand Paul- Prius? Eccentric but responsible. Kasich (what is his first name?)- Altima (who makes that?) Chris Christie- Cadillac Escalade- Wiseguy power in your face. Carly Fiorina- Jaguar XJ (long wheelbase)- because, why not. Capitalism has its rewards. Donald Trump-… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

If something came to you from a secure email server/account, that would be a pretty good indication that it was sensitive. If it didn’t…