September 7, 2018 6:56 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, September 7, 2018 Morning Reads for Friday, September 7, 2018 By Ginny Morning Reads 111 Comments Faster, please. Yes, it’s a real problem. Pretty colors. And interactive stuff. And The Bandit flies away in a blaze of smoke and gravel. I could use this guy’s mad skillz daily in meetings that could have been handled by emails. Poor Economy. So embarrassing. Eeeeeewwwww. Oh, that little window crack? No problemo, man. Yearning for the mud. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 111 Comments armanidog September 7, 2018 7:23 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus I gave up on that ‘Mud’ story when I got to “based on the grand assumption that America is unworthy and unfit to live now that the normals, for a bit, have begun to steer the ship of state not into their deepening dark but towards the morning star.” . One can like this era or not, but who really thinks this is normal ? . It’s a very traditional conservative point of view though. There was a time, apparently, when things were better. But we have drifted away from that, and if only we could go back to that. Maybe like it was in the fifties? Dude is complaining about ‘perverted’ behavior and uses Bill Maher and Janeane Garofalo as examples? I can think of a better one! September 7, 2018 8:24 AM Log in to Reply xdog Thanks for saving me the trouble of clicking through. If those lines you quoted were any riper they’d be ready for the compost pile. September 7, 2018 12:10 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Please tell me y’alls side has better in ’20 than Cory Booker! https://nypost.com/2018/09/06/democrats-are-going-to-need-a-much-better-actor-than-cory-booker/ September 7, 2018 8:26 AM Log in to Reply Caroline Of course, the editorial board at the post is going after Booker. He’s one of many exposing Kavanaugh for the joke he is. They are the ones that sound hysterical in that op-ed. September 7, 2018 9:01 AM Log in to Reply MikeSilver Huh? Have you watched the hearings? I’m pretty sure even Andrew is impressed with the depth of knowledge of the law and Constitution that Kavanaugh exhibited. I was amazed at the man’s recall of specifics. September 7, 2018 9:44 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse He recall specifics to dodge answering the questions, yet cannot recall specifics when questioned about them. September 7, 2018 9:47 AM Log in to Reply Caroline Yes, I have been watching some of the hearings. Did you watch the part where Kavanaugh couldn’t even answer a question by Kamala Harris? This is supposed to be a great legal mind? Seriously, the guy is Vince Foster truther. September 7, 2018 10:38 AM Log in to Reply alpha male Kavanaugh ran circles around the dems. He embarrassed Kamala Harris. And Cory Booker embarrassed himself. Welcome to scotus JUSTICE Kavanaugh! September 7, 2018 11:18 AM Log in to Reply Caroline Only in the bubble of Trump would sitting there squirming and obfusicating be a good thing. September 7, 2018 11:34 AM Dave Bearse That he refused to state that a President couldn’t pardon himself is disqualifying, as it’s indicative he would refuse to act to check the President. September 8, 2018 1:50 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Unfortunately he’s not a joke. He’s going to be confirmed, and his rulings in some cases will be deadly. September 7, 2018 9:49 AM Log in to Reply Caroline The fact that the GOP is going to push this guy onto the court in order to protect their themselves does not mean that he is a serious jurist. He’s getting grilled and it appears that he has lied numerous times. So while they may put him on the court he also may not be able to stay on the court. The GOP is also going to pay dearly for putting him on the court at the ballot box. September 7, 2018 10:42 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 How, pray tell, will he be removed? September 7, 2018 10:51 AM Caroline You don’t think lying under oath a number of times is not going to come back to bite him? I know y’all think consequences are only for other people not for special priveledges conservatives. September 7, 2018 11:35 AM Noway2016 Deadly? How? September 7, 2018 10:53 AM Log in to Reply alpha male She is the most unserious commenter I have ever read on any blog. Oh, and hey Caroline, looks to me like JUSTICE Kavanaugh is still smirking at you. September 7, 2018 11:11 AM Caroline Dude, you don’t even know who Noway was responding to? Hint: it was not me. Sheesh. Reading is fundamental to responding. September 7, 2018 11:38 AM Dave Bearse And neither does Noway much of the time, Caroline, not that nearly all of us haven’t placed comments or responses in the wrong locations. September 8, 2018 1:54 PM alpha male You are a joke Caroline, an absolute joke. You are an embarrassment. September 7, 2018 11:09 AM Log in to Reply Caroline Attacking me does not change the facts. You are just silly. September 7, 2018 11:39 AM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Well Michael Moore could be another. Kaepernick. Weekend at Bernies…the winsome Hillary! I like America’s chances! September 7, 2018 8:52 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse I’m thoroughly sour on the GOP for a reason. It’s a reaction that there’s just not a lot that can be done to fight a cancer once it has metastasized. . Democrats are reaping the rewards of poor choices made during three decades of Democratic strategy focused on moving to the right to win people in the center, while the GOP just kept moving evermore to the right. It was a giant mistake because Democrats believed that tradition, honor and decorum was a floor to conservative behavior. There isn’t a floor. The signs have been there for a decade. . Trump has simply cashed in on it for himself. It’s so blatant, the cancer that is, that you’re either a fool or in a bubble if you otherwise. . They aren’t collectively people with which you can agree to disagree. They are largely people that will remake as necessary the system to accomplish their ends, or are complicit in that occurring. September 7, 2018 9:20 AM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Dave if your sour on the GOP and want to cut out the cancer… What about the radical socialist agenda of the democratic party? That’s the foundation of the party isn’t it? September 8, 2018 2:09 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Kemp and the GaGOP will be much better served by Pence rather then Trump campaigning for Kemp. Pence is an infinitely better liar. . I’d welcome Trump publicly campaigning in metro Atlanta on behalf of anyone. I think a high profile Karen Handel appearance with Trump would push the seat close to toss up territory. I doubt she’ll mention Trump at all except privately or but a little bit if absolutely necessary. . As John Kelly said, and I still chuckle to my self every time I think of it, “He’s gone off the rails, We’re in crazytown”, and other than Trump supporters know it. It may be just optimism on my part, but I think the GOP’s nearly total deference to Trump and the GOP Congress’ abdication of its duty to check a divider of such low intelligence and character is will noticeably benefit Democrats across the board. I anticipate state house seat flips of a few GOP seats in districts where Trump support is weak. September 7, 2018 9:45 AM Log in to Reply Caroline Well, the numbers for the GOP are bad pretty much across the board. Scott Walker said they are losing white women by the boatloads. How that is going to translate into some of these districts remains to be seen. September 7, 2018 11:42 AM Log in to Reply xdog It may translate to the extent that Walker is looking for a new job soon. September 7, 2018 12:11 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Trump is going to preside over a UN Security council. It’s been announced he will focus on berating Iran and weakening our alliances. It’s another cause for American embarrassment on the world stage, but if you’re an establishment Republican, tax cuts for the rich and undermining of health care are worth it. September 7, 2018 9:55 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I was listen to the tech hearing live when the Loomer protest began and Re Long did his thing. It was so fun I listened to it twice. What was interesting was what happened after that. Loomer got her Twitter army to attack Rep. Billy Long as being a liberal anti Trump socialist. Seriously, the Alt Right Loomer and army started labeling Long as a leftist troll who verbally attacked a conservative women. Who knew a conservative congressman could be a leftist troll. September 7, 2018 10:31 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Nothing is ever be too far right. Any tradition, sense of decorum or law or process or judicial precedent that stands in the way should be cast aside, changed or reversed. September 7, 2018 10:40 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Like The Pledge or Moon planted Flag? September 7, 2018 10:50 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I’m going to need to light more candles for your wife…. September 7, 2018 1:15 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Dave… If I have start scolding folks again… September 7, 2018 1:14 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn NBC’s report on Women House Seats lost and gains is in agreement with Ginny’s link to PA. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/record-breaking-100-women-candidates-may-be-bound-house-n907231 September 7, 2018 10:37 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 NFL ratings down bigly! Y’all know I wanna say it….!!!! A…. https://deadline.com/2018/09/eagles-nfl-kickoff-game-ratings-down-falcons-nbc-1202459228/ September 7, 2018 11:06 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I didn’t watch it on television last night, I watched online. Sunday night game will be awesome. It’cha 100 year anniversary of dem der Acme Meat Packers dontcha know. Gointa rock da Tundra. Playn da bears. Gots da polka music ready togo, hey. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=The+bears+still+suck&&view=detail&mid=908E75A60B906DEEDB0D908E75A60B906DEEDB0D&&FORM=VRDGAR September 7, 2018 1:37 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus So I take it you don’t validate your worldview based on the ratings of a sports event on TV? September 7, 2018 2:30 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle It is simply a symptom Benev. The take a knee wienies have splintered the best game on the planet…and for what? Not a damn thing but to pollute another institution. So some sniveling snowflake can whine about something that has NOTHING to do with the national anthem at all. It is just another” I am in your face and you are doing to like it!” I am going to raise your taxes Jack, bend you over a log and you are doing to like it…again! I am going to steal your guns, ban free speech and control your life and you are going to like it! We are going to throw the borders open, let the illegals vote so we can gain more power because anyone with a job and wants to work is running from our worthless party…and guess what? You are going to like it. We are going to take any issue we can find at all, create chaos and hate and your are going to like it. We are going to pollute race relations that have imporoved dramatically each generation and make it out like eveyrone hates each other and call any stooge that happens to disagree with us a racist. And you are going to like it! We are even hideious enough to glom on the most discreditied economic theroy on earth that should have died out with Karl Marx 150 years ago and perfrom our miraculous agenda!! And monkees are going to fly out of our a– and you are going to like it! Have I missed anything? How can you say “get lost” loud enough?! Well maybe we can hire some pink hat wearing warriors to come protest for our side! It looks like they simple go for the highest bidder…at least at the Supreme Court hearings! Was that Jesse Jackson himself handing out the cash to the protesters?! September 9, 2018 10:40 AM Log in to Reply downthemiddle They are being eviscerated by liberal politics. Everywhere liberal politics is inserted I’ll show you any organization on the way down. September 8, 2018 2:21 PM Log in to Reply Caroline Like Nike that had a 31% sales increase? September 8, 2018 5:05 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Well, well…Looky here! Ol’ Noway’s making that wad of cash was pretty prescient, huh? If I hadn’t done it when I did, no windfall!! My stock predicting website has room for a few more subscribers! Only $500 a month!! September 8, 2018 9:19 PM Log in to Reply armanidog “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. job growth accelerated in August and wages notched their largest annual increase in more than nine years, the clearest signs that the economy was so far weathering the Trump administration’s escalating trade war with China.” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy/u-s-job-growth-surges-annual-wage-gain-largest-since-2009-idUSKCN1LN0BG BUT: “In the 220 counties that flipped from voting for Democratic candidate Barack Obama in 2012 to Republican candidate Donald Trump in 2016, the average worker earned about $46,000 in the 12 months through March, up 1.9 percent from a year earlier. That compared with a 2.6 percent increase to around $56,000 for the country as a whole, according to a Reuters analysis of Labor Department data.” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-incomes-trump/where-trump-flipped-counties-worker-incomes-grow-more-slowly-idUSKCN1LN24W Another BUT: “US annual inflation rate stood at 2.9 percent in July 2018, unchanged from the previous month and slightly below market expectations of 3 percent. Still, inflation remained at its highest level since February 2012. Main upward pressure came from: fuel oil (34.7 percent vs 30.8 percent); gasoline (25.4 percent from 24.3 percent); shelter (3.5 percent vs 3.4 percent); transportation services (4 percent vs 3.7 percent); used cars and trucks (0.8 percent vs -0.7 percent); and new vehicles (0.2 percent vs -0.5 percent). Meanwhile, food inflation was unchanged at 1.4 percent, while prices rose at a softer pace for medical care services (2.3 percent vs 2.5 percent); apparel (0.3 percent vs 0.6 percent); and medical care commodities (0.4 percent vs 2.4 percent). Also, prices continued to drop for both electricity (-0.8 percent vs -0.1 percent) and utility piped gas service (-1.3 percent vs -2.1 percent). Core inflation, which excludes food and energy, rose to 2.4 percent in July from 2.3 percent in June. It was the highest rate since September 2008.” https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/inflation-cpi Wages actually lost 0.3% of their spending power. The fed is expected to raise rates at their next meeting. It is easier to prevent inflation and high interest rates than to recover from them. I wish the Republicans had a better understanding of finance. September 7, 2018 3:28 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Thanks for the summary. MAGA is indeed a golden stream trickling down. It’s amazing how printing a $150 billion and giving mostly to the rich is helping the common man. September 8, 2018 2:07 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 As opposed to Obama giving that same amount to the world’s largest State Sponsor of terrorism?!?!? You are such a dope sometimes!! September 8, 2018 2:27 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Dry yourself off. September 8, 2018 2:28 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Touché NOWAY! Reminds me of the scene from Raiders of the Lost Arc, some knife wielding lib brandishes his weapon thinking he is really impressive only to get shot down and laughed at…and we all move on to better things! Sure folks, Obama had a job creating agenda during his 8 years! Uh just name something other than a bail out…was it the Tax Increases, the war on fossil fuels or all of the regulations attacking business, capitalism, wealth creation and sending those jobs overseas!? All Trump, much less a chimp, had to do was to reverse the idiocy and you’d see the growth rate double, folks back working, confidence and prosperity growing. Its almost to argue with the facts but it might be funny to listen to someone do so, so be my guest! We all could use some entertainment before we see the take a knee snivelers at the kickoff of the 1:00 NFL opener! Sure hope we get to see the Kaepernick commercial. If only what he says in that commercial was what this was really about. I hope Kaepernick got some new socks for the shoot. All it will do is remind us of what a sniveling pain in the ass these folks really are! Well they were on full display last week at the Supreme Court hearings weren’t they? Does anyone really want to grow up these days and be a lib? Why? September 9, 2018 11:03 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse The growth rate hasn’t doubled, but Trump policies are endeavoring to double the debt. . And a downthemiddle response wouldn’t be complete without drifting off to non-germane disparagement, in this case the mention of Kaepernick and Supreme Court nominee hearings. Be proud that you have the focus of your cult leader. September 9, 2018 2:35 PM Will Durant “Raiders of the Lost Arc” is a perfect title for DTM to bring up. Any non-sequitur works for a mostly nonsensical stream of consciousness diatribe replete with sports blog level taunts. September 9, 2018 5:23 PM Will Durant Perhaps is Noway repeats a Trump lie a million times it will ring true to someone. Why not? It certainly has worked for the Russians. September 9, 2018 5:34 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Wait a minute Will! Haven’t we heard it was the Russians, Russians, Russians? Collusion, collusion, collusion!! And not a shred of it is true is it? Obama said only a moron could believe the Russians could impact our elections didn’t he? Just 3 weeks before the election! Hey Trump, quit whining! So who is it that keeps repeating the same lies??!! Ouch! September 9, 2018 6:48 PM downthemiddle Dave, did Obama double the entire national debt in just 8 years? Just asking… Why would anyone listen to a democrat when it comes to fiscal reality? September 9, 2018 6:52 PM downthemiddle It’s amazing how taxing the sh— out of everybody doesn’t create wealth! You would think one party thinks it does. September 8, 2018 2:40 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse I appreciate you supporting that “Republican fiscal conservatism” is to capriciously increase the debt by $1,5 trillion. MAGA. . Please continue to highlight that we’re in Crazytown and will stay there until Republicans are no longer in office. September 8, 2018 3:10 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Trust me. Trump Derangement Hatred firmly establishes your side is in CrazyTown!! We already know!! September 8, 2018 6:49 PM Ellynn Really… https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/144414.shtml?gm_track#contents September 7, 2018 3:55 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse At least Savannah is on the lee side. September 8, 2018 2:13 PM Log in to Reply Caroline Second Trump campaign member went to jail today. Papadapolous sentenced to 14 days in jail and 1 year of supervised release. September 7, 2018 5:10 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 A whole two weeks?? Lol! September 7, 2018 7:16 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Carolina…. I know you want to, I mean with this massive sentence and all. To put Ol Noway in his place. And, and, and your fellow Libs surely would understand. Give bad Ol’ Noway your version of an…..Awwww Nawwwww!!! Lol! September 7, 2018 7:34 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance I heard Trump wanted to lock him up just for giving him a coffee with sugar. Why did you lie and say there was no sugar in it George? September 7, 2018 7:42 PM Log in to Reply Caroline You should read what he said in his sentencing hearing. Noway, I don’t think about “putting you in your place”. That’s the way Republicans think not Democrats. I was merely stating facts and if I was so concerned about him not getting enough “time” I would not have put that he’s doing 2 weeks in jail in my post. I’m not going to judge whether he got enough time or not. The judge looked at everything and that is what he decided. FWIW Papadapolous said that the reason he lied was beccause he believed Trump when he said it was a “witch hunt” or a “fake investigation”. September 7, 2018 7:47 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Love those process crimes! September 7, 2018 8:20 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Yup.. infact, as history tells us, all congress needed to impeach a President was a process crime. September 7, 2018 8:28 PM Caroline Yeah, white collar crime like hacking should just have nothing done about it because it’s a “process crime”. Identity theft is just a “process crime”. I’m sure there are a lot of Republicans who think the way you do judging from their behavior regarding the Equifax hack. September 7, 2018 8:36 PM Noway2016 So. When does Popandropolous begin hour one of his 336 hour sentence? Who here feels safer that this menace is “off the streets”? I’m actually thinking of nominating the brave prosecutor for “The Presidential Medal of Freedom.” September 8, 2018 8:46 AM Log in to Reply Caroline Don’t forget he turned on Trump to get that sentence. September 8, 2018 9:43 AM Dave Bearse Penalty fit the guidelines that I understand were between no time and sis months. September 8, 2018 2:17 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Two weeks huh ? And Carter Page is as free as a bird because he didn’t do jack sh—! And these were the star people the FBI used to start the spying and the investigation. What a freaking farce!! And the two weeks is two weeks longer than Trump will ever spend in jail!! Let’s see how many FBI officials spend serious time in jail. Looks like McCabe has a grand jury literally today… Now we’re getting somewhere aren’t we? September 7, 2018 8:24 PM Log in to Reply Caroline Carter Page is not out of the woods yet. SDNY just announced they launched a criminal investigation into the Trump Organization. Paul Manafort is desperately trying to cut a deal with Mueller rather than go to court in DC on the charges there. Michael Flynn has yet to have his time before the court for sentencing. So you’re celebrating the fact that 2 of Trump’s campaign members are going to or already serving time? There’s more to come it seems. September 7, 2018 8:39 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Carter Page is not even under investigation for anything. Nor should have been. It is a massive abuse of power. Lets put everyone in jail from the FBI that has lied!! There will be more in jail than Page and Flynn! Manafort’s tax problems have nothing to do with his time with Tump. Nothing does. No collusion. Mueller is being a thug. I think the respect for the FBI today is less than any time since the days of J Edgar Hoover. That is a shame. September 7, 2018 10:57 PM Log in to Reply Caroline Carter Page is under investigation for being a Russian agent. He definitely has lied numerous times about his contacts with Russians for whatever reason. No one is under any obligation to speak to the FBI. You can claim the 5th and request a lawyer be present. Manafort did not have just tax problems. He was laundering money for the Russians. What you need to accept is that Trump has basically been running a mob operation in NYC for decades. His mentor was Roy Cohn the mob consigliere for pete’s sake. Mueller is working this case the same way he took down John Gotti years ago. September 8, 2018 7:50 AM Log in to Reply downthemiddle More abuse of power. What the F does that have to do with collusion? Nothing. That should scare they hell out of all of us. Lets put those prosecutors in jail for abusing their power. September 7, 2018 11:05 PM Log in to Reply gt7348b Maybe I’m just being naive, but don’t people get there is a difference between collusion and trying to obstruct an invesitgstion into whether there was collusion? September 8, 2018 4:44 AM Log in to Reply downthemiddle You cant come u with any BS on obstruction either. Firing Comey? Totally absurd and you know it. He still has that 4 -eyed- goof, Rosenstein, running the show…who is so conflicted. with this was flipped around on Hillary and then listen to the stuff you all would be saying. And finally being honest for a change. Washington would be closed down by protests and resignations! This investigation is BS and should be closed down. Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy? We know democrats believe in Santa Clause every stinking election! Let the thug Mueller come out with his “no collusion” report after hamstringing the administration for 2 years. And the administration still getting a ton done. September 8, 2018 7:59 AM Log in to Reply Caroline It would seem some are having a problem understanding that difference. September 8, 2018 8:02 AM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Lastly, one of you wizards tell all of us how “collusion” is a crime! Good luck! And the prattle continues. We can see the crimes in the collusion of the libs cant we! September 8, 2018 8:02 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Collusion is a when two or more people conspire to deceive or defraud. It’s not a legal crime, you are correct you can not be charged with collusion. However… https://www.justice.gov/usam/criminal-resource-manual-923-18-usc-371-conspiracy-defraud-us September 8, 2018 11:47 AM Log in to Reply Caroline It’s not collusion. It’s conspiracy against the United States of America. Conspiring with an enemy against the country. Receiving stolen information. September 8, 2018 11:52 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Mueller followed the money with Manafort, and may well be doing so with Trump. Trump didn’t release his tax returns for a reason, and I doubt it’s because he’s a serial liar. September 8, 2018 2:25 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Caroline, it is a conspiracy to hire Russians (Yes Real Russians, not made up ones!) to create a fake dossier which is used to spy on the other candidate and then try to frame that candidate for collusion or worse? Uh, how is that NOT illegal and a prime example of collusion? It is a conspiracy when the Justice Department and the FBI are sharing information to try and frame that candidate, leak it to the press and then use that as an excuse for a FISA warrant to continue spying? Why have a dozen FBI guys been fired or reassigned? The top level guys!! Okay we know that happened. There is no disputing those facts. Now tell me what Trump did in terms of collusion with Russians. Did Trump really we we in the same bed and hotel that the Obama’s stayed in? How will they verify that? That is what we are asked to believe by your wizards of truth! Can you say that with out laughing out loud?! Is the press and other democrats ginning up garbage to claim the President is losing his mind not even MORE COLLUSION?! Will you guys ever stop even when you get caught lying and abusing power? Who is it that is drinking the Kool Aid? What is your favorite flavor!? September 9, 2018 7:23 PM Log in to Reply Caroline The dossier is not fake despite you attempting to say over and over it is. I guess you are not aware of American intelligence agents in other countries. We have had agents in other countries for a long, long time. I didn’t need the press or anybody else telling me that Trump was idiotic. I could just watch his rallies. You should watch the documentary Active Measures if you want to actually learn something. September 9, 2018 7:53 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle BS!! Totally unverified!! COMEY said so under oath!! What are you smoking? Crack or just a little medicinal weed!? Would YOU Like to see him say as much from a YouTube link?! Would that jog your failing memory!!?? September 9, 2018 8:01 PM Caroline Parts of the dossier have been verified. Comey has said he believes it to be credible https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/comey-believes-source-steele-dossier-credible/story?id=54488781 September 9, 2018 8:17 PM Noway2016 More revisionist filth… https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2018/09/07/dont-call-alamos-defenders-heroic-texas-school-curriculum-panel-urges September 8, 2018 11:59 PM Log in to Reply armanidog Out of curiosity I just looked at the 15 members of the Texas State Board Of Education. 10 Republicans and 5 Democrats. They approved the panel the panel that made these recommendations. So who are you blaming for on this topic? I guess it’s the 10 Republicans because it seems like they run the place. https://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Leadership/State_Board_of_Education/Board_Members/SBOE_Members/ Sounds like more hokum about LIBERALS! since the cowardly Republicans rarely take responsibility for the problems they create. All they want is the 1950’s back. September 9, 2018 1:06 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Any pol, Lib or Repub, who voted to take “heroic” out of this discussion, should be voted out of office. September 9, 2018 4:20 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance Well, it looks to be an appointed panel, and the State BoE will make the vote on whether to accept the recs. Of course they won’t vote to remove ‘heroic’, but it is interesting to see what ppl like the appointees say when they don’t worry abt getting elected or re-elected. September 9, 2018 7:42 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle All is takes is a liberal to whine to rewrite history. You know the folks participated in the Battle of Gettysburg were just in a skirmish. Too many racists were involved. Never mind that is was over ending slavery. Can anyone use the word liberal in a sentence without using the word whine? September 9, 2018 10:28 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance I’ve tried this before nd failed. But I fear not! Here’s my impromptu sentence: “DTM and Noway love to whine all day long about liberal policies.” Oops, that didn’t work. Let me try again: “If a liberal tries to engage with substantive dialogue with DTM, you should expect that DTM will respond with the same whine and rants as he would have as if nothing was ever said (see, e.g., any comment from DTM).” Did it? September 9, 2018 1:56 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Don’t let the Einstein definition of insanity take hold of you. Your nom de plume is best deployed in seeking to influence others. . It’s very unlikely you can change downthemiddle. Indeed, when facts and fiction are as interchangeable as they are for downthemiddle, sticking only to facts activates a conservative fair and balanced response of equal time for fiction. September 9, 2018 2:49 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance You’re right about the insanity part; sometimes I’ll engage just to attempt humor. And sometimes being the balance is in being the central balance beam, and sometimes it’s in being the counterweight. The irony on this site is that the Dems tend to self-moderate, and reel in their own from the edges, while a handful of Trumpsters suck up too much oxygen, and are not as often reeled in by other Repubs. It’s like the moderate Repubs decided to let the Dems deal with the far righties. And, to be clear, the positions of those far righties aren’t necessarily absurd on their face– but it’s the emotions that accompany the positions, and a typical lack of desire or ability to engage in constructive dialogue that’s the real reason I suspect most moderates don’t bother often. September 9, 2018 7:53 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Lol! September 9, 2018 8:51 PM Dave Bearse Do please continue with the gibberish. It’s informs readers and the commentariat with respect to the mindset of fervent Trump supporters the Republican Party defers and panders to because it can’t govern without doing so. . Our tradition and system of government is imperiled. Thanks for your help. September 9, 2018 2:23 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse With respect to the NYT op-ed, the problem with WH insiders acting to prevent Trump from being an even worse disaster than the public realizes he is and avoid a Constitutional crisis is that if they’re violating constitutional norms to do so, we’re already there. Many of those in the op-ed writer’s cabal don’t care about the Constitution, They’re doing so for their own craven purposes. September 9, 2018 2:57 PM Log in to Reply Caroline Right. That’s why I wasn’t too impressed with whomever wrote that op-ed and my guess would be Kelly. Long and short of it is don’t worry about the fact that Trump is crazy because we’re here and we’re not doing what he tells us to do. What they really are attempting to do is keep it all from blowing up the GOP. Can you imagine if Trump’s worse impulses were allowed to happen? Of course, that could be deadly for people who don’t even support Trump too. September 9, 2018 3:37 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Spare me Caroline. You want him to blow up the GOP! However, he has blown up the democrats not the republicans and now you guys are more far left and absurd than any time in the history of the country! I am not whining about liberal policies. I am pointing them out. Their outcome is obvious! September 9, 2018 6:35 PM Log in to Reply Caroline You haven’t looked at any numbers lately have you? I can tell by your comments. September 9, 2018 7:48 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Don’t need to. Fake polls. Fake number. Ask Governor Carter. Nexxxxxt! September 9, 2018 8:28 PM Caroline There is more to this world than the state of Georgia. September 10, 2018 6:13 AM Noway2016 Ask Senator Nunn! Ooooops! Lmao! September 10, 2018 8:23 AM Noway2016 Orrrrrrr……As of 1015 pm on 11-8-16….go ask President Hillary Clinton!!!!! AWWWW NAWWWWW!!! September 10, 2018 8:28 AM Caroline Dude, if you want to go back at least go back to 2012 or 2010 before the Russians were helping the GOP. 2014 was a trial run for 2016. Now we’re onto your Russian propaganda scam. September 10, 2018 8:33 AM downthemiddle Here is a great reply to the NY Times Op Ed. How hard would it be to find a liberal that claims to be one of thousands in the “administration” that doesn’t like the Trumpster? Oh, this one is unnamed of course!! Heck they could make up anything they wanted to. Who basically listens to the NY Times much less CNN any more? I doubt any of you actually believe them. You know they are lying. Folks know what they are up to. Most folks prefer a job and want to simple avoid contact from these miserable snivelers and whiners. Does anyone think that article is nothing but a hit piece? And another one…How many times can the libs cry wolf and someone actually believes them? https://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-trumps-record-trumps-medias-spin-30757 September 9, 2018 9:18 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Caroline part of the “storyline” is that the Russians wanted Trump to be president right!? Apparently that lying boob Comey says the same thing…Maybe you or that big gasbag can tell us how that dossier that describes Trump as a reprobate HELPS him get elected!! Of course that is utter nonsense isn’t it!? You libs can’t even come up with a believable story to peddle this nonsense can you? September 10, 2018 12:01 AM Log in to Reply Caroline Well, it’s not rocket science if you read something other than Breitbart. The Russians stole more than emails. They stole Hillary’s data. They gave the data to Cambridge Analytica which was the Trump campaign’s data firm. It’s not too difficult to figure out. One of the Cambridge Analytica people has turned state’s evidence on all this. Targeted propaganda. They even convinced some foolish tea partiers to carry out their dirty work for them. September 10, 2018 6:18 AM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Caroline, why don’t you answer the question, not dodge it? How does a dossier that says Trump is a deviant, the same unverified info was used to spy on his campaign. paid for by Hillary by the way AND the FBI to real Russian spies, spread by the FBI and leaked, and used to frame him, how in the HELL DOES THAT HELP TRUMP? Why would anyone want to vote for a deviant? Well Clinton was one but that was okay, right? It doesn’t make any sense does it? So you might want to prattle on about something that makes a shred of common sense! Was OBAMA right that only a moron could think Russia could impact our elections? I hate to be ugly as you know, but are YOU A MORON? According to OBAMA you ARE! September 10, 2018 9:18 AM downthemiddle Dave, where is this disaster you see? Seems like the US is enjoying the best economy in decades. No major wars. Folks working. US is getting stronger. Military is being upgraded… Nato actually starting to pay their fair share for the first time in decades, we haven’t given North Korea or Iran billions of dollars like before….The US is the largest producer of energy on earth so no more energy shortages for hundreds of years…We are now exporting a ton of energy instead of importing 40% of our energy needs 10 years ago…folks can find work and honestly it is hard to find good workers…Consumer confidence is at record levels, small businesses are hiring and expanding…conservative Supreme Court justices are being added…so help me here. What is so “turble” as Charles Barkley would say? Or could it be that what is good for America is turble for liberals? Why is that? September 9, 2018 10:00 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 More Lib censorship!! Wait till The Great Man tweets about this!! Lol! Throw me in that briar patch!! https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/09/twitter-suspends-benghazi-hero-after-criticism-of-president-obama/ September 9, 2018 5:54 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance I read the link. The dude is certainly entitled to criticize and state his case, but I can also see how the tweet could be considered a direct threat or instigation to commit violence, the former being a possible actual crime (not my area of expertise), and both being violations of company policy. He may not have meant it to come across that way, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t actually come across that way. As a comparison, if someone had tweeted the same or something similar abt Trump, you’d might suggest that the Secret Service investigate and lock him up. In fact, I’m pretty sure folks have suggested locking up actors portraying Julius Caesar or something. So, being in a Twitter time-out seems pretty meh. But what they could have done better is tell the tweeter exactly what was offensive or violative of policy, and offered suggested improvements. And one thing it appears that Twitter is going to start putting into time-out anyone who gives them beef. So no back talk to Mommy and Daddy. September 10, 2018 8:43 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance An aside- This also makes me wonder- what if Trump retweets some white supremacist thing again? Now that Twitter’s clamping down on policy violations, and since the Pres.’ account has also been ruled to be a public forum… that sounds like a mess waiting to happen. September 10, 2018 8:51 AM Log in to Reply downthemiddle The brilliance of the left on display…God help you clowns. Hogg, Moore, Marx, Maxine, Weekend at Bernies….this is what you want America to turn into? Listen, why on earth would anyone vote for these clowns? I am dead serious. Who is inspired these ludicrous, radical bozos? Here they are encouraging more foreign meddling?! Hell you already had our own FBI, Justice Department, IRS and 95% of the press corp “colluding” with you and you still got stomped! What the hell else do you want? http://www.theamericanmirror.com/at-toronto-film-fest-david-hogg-urges-foreign-meddling-in-american-elections/ September 10, 2018 9:25 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.