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by rwetmore
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Super Tuesday results
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: Super Tuesday results

Clearly Hillary had a great night, and is obviously going to be the nominee now. That is, unless she gets indicted for the email thing.
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Super Tuesday results
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: Super Tuesday results

Kasich had a huge surge in Vermont, but unfortunately for him it fell a tad short. Still impressive though.
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Super Tuesday results
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: Super Tuesday results

Cruz had a fairly good night, and clearly can justify staying in. Rubio...not so much, and I think he's going to get creamed in his home state in a couple weeks. But we'll see.

Trump still prevailed despite making some rather significant mistakes recently, IMO.
by rwetmore
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White extremists mobilize for Trump
Replies: 15
Views: 1653

Re: White extremists mobilize for Trump

Now it appears David Duke is saying he never actually even endorsed Trump. So go figure.
by rwetmore
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Republicans falling apart
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Re: Republicans falling apart

The Republican establishment or the Republicans, i.e. the voters? I'd say the former
by rwetmore
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

In terms of actual positions, I probably side or agree the most with Cruz. Ah yes, the candidate who calls for abolishing the IRS. What a brilliant idea! Now why didn't I think of that? Clearly, after the abolishment of the IRS, Americans will pay their taxes voluntarily, and the tax collection sys...
by rwetmore
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White extremists mobilize for Trump
Replies: 15
Views: 1653

Re: White extremists mobilize for Trump

Who cares? Do you any of you think he really supports the KKK? This is getting rather silly. Besides, a day or two earlier I saw the press conference where without hesitation when he asked about David Duke's endorsement, he replied "I disavow" and moved on to the next question. Edit: Actually, the v...
by rwetmore
Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White extremists mobilize for Trump
Replies: 15
Views: 1653

Re: White extremists mobilize for Trump

If you really expect to beat Trump, you're going to have to do better than this.

Trump disavows David Duke endorsement

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/271 ... david-duke
by rwetmore
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Democratic primaries
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Re: Democratic primaries

Looks like Bernie Sanders is toast.
by rwetmore
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

BTW, if Trump loses, which he certainly still may, I'll likely post quite a bit less than I am now. If he wins, then of course there will naturally be a lot of posting on him, by myself and others. Also, if you've been paying attention, I'm not really even a true or pure Trump supporter. I'm support...
by rwetmore
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

Last point to Randall. Did it ever occur to you that you are causing the lack of Threads here, that you are driving the other members away. No. I've seen roughly just as many conservative leaning members leave and/or no longer post than liberal members who have. Besides, I've received quite a few p...
by rwetmore
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sea level is rising
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Sea level is rising

It's happening all over in a lot of places. Some land areas are rising and some are subsiding. It is the result of plate tectonics. Thanks, could you provide any documentation or name any places where this is happening? Regards, Len It's happening to some degree essentially everywhere there is land...
by rwetmore
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sea level is rising
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Sea level is rising

The action of plate tectonics is irrelevant, as it would not cause a worldwide rise in sea level. I never claimed it would. That is the result of ice becoming liquid water, which is the result of Earth's climate growing warmer. It's a combination of thermal expansion and melted land ice. I think it...
by rwetmore
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sea level is rising
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Sea level is rising

This is because the land in many areas is literally subsiding or sinking, causing the water of the surrounding sea to effectively be rising. I wasn't aware of this-can you say where that's happening and provide documentation. Regards, Len It's happening all over in a lot of places. Some land areas ...
by rwetmore
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Republican dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: The Republican dilemma

Here's something that ought to make you all nervous:

Think Hillary Clinton Will Crush Donald Trump in the General Election? Don't Be So Sure.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/ ... neral.html
by rwetmore
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Republican dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: The Republican dilemma

I heard in Nevada he won 46% of Hispanics. If that doesn't tell you how widespread his support is in the Republican race, little else would.
by rwetmore
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Republican dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: The Republican dilemma

Are Republicans finally coming up with a plan to beat Donald Trump? ... one click closer to an outcome once thought unfathomable .... BTW, that so many people think the outcome unfathomable demonstrates that they don't understand the foundation behind Trump's support. Or how wide and broad his supp...
by rwetmore
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Republican dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: The Republican dilemma

It's not over yet, but it's getting close. The problem is many analysts are trying to make the case that Trump has a ceiling where he can't get past around 40%, because he hasn't yet gotten above that level. But this arbitrarily assumes a one remaining establishment candidate won't have a ceiling th...
by rwetmore
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Paranoid Politics
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Paranoid Politics

John F wrote:Total BS, which does not stand for Bachelor of Science.
How insightful.
by rwetmore
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sea level is rising
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Sea level is rising

karlhenning wrote:
rwetmore wrote:Of course, sea level rise, which has causes other than warming ....
Thank you for the laugh.

Cheers,
~k.
Well it does -- at least effectively. This is because the land in many areas is literally subsiding or sinking, causing the water of the surrounding sea to effectively be rising.
by rwetmore
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sea level is rising
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Sea level is rising

The main problem with this issue as presented is 1) it assumes that anthropogenic emissions are the dominant cause of the warming over the last century, and 2) it assumes a high sensitivity going forward The main problem with rwetmore regarding this issue is his extraordinary assumption that everyb...
by rwetmore
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Paranoid Politics
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Paranoid Politics

Paranoid Politics

by Thomas Sowell Feb 23, 2016

http://townhall.com/columnists/thomasso ... s-n2123201

More race and gender baiting...or really race/gender hustling, because that's what it really is.
by rwetmore
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sea level is rising
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Sea level is rising

The main problem with this issue as presented is 1) it assumes that anthropogenic emissions are the dominant cause of the warming over the last century, and 2) it assumes a high sensitivity going forward (i.e. it assumes net positive feedback from clouds and water vapor to be 300+%). Sea level has s...
by rwetmore
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

Besides, this place would be pretty dull without me. Virtually all of the other conservatives left. Someone has to spice things up and make the liberals think outside their worldview.
by rwetmore
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

Randall doesn't insult, his opinions may offend and that's a different matter. If he expressed his viewpoint a little less, and not so repetitive, that might help change my opinion of the CMG Troll. Sadly he doesn't. Any repetition of mine is due to a particular issue still being in political 'play...
by rwetmore
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cruz and Rubio: two sides of same coin?
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Cruz and Rubio: two sides of same coin?

My fervent hope is that Trump ends up as the chosen candidate in November. Hillary Clinton will be assured of a victory. Let it happen, please. cliftwood What logic are you using to come to this conclusion? You're not alone, as I've seen it declared by many all over the blogosphere. I don't think i...
by rwetmore
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cruz and Rubio: two sides of same coin?
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Cruz and Rubio: two sides of same coin?

, while the Republicans may actually elect their least electable candidate since Barry Goldwater. The Republicans' pros recognize this and are scrambling to find some way to prevent it This is the conventional wisdom of the establishment, but it's also the 'wisdom' that lost them the last two elect...
by rwetmore
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cruz and Rubio: two sides of same coin?
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Cruz and Rubio: two sides of same coin?

I've generally thought for a while that Rubio would be the establishment's default choice if Bush or Kasich were unsuccessful in fooling the conservative base into nominating them. It looks like that is what's going to happen, and he may even get funding from Bush's former donors (and may even get s...
by rwetmore
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

Chalkie I disagree with rwet on most issues but doesn`t trolling apply to insulting people personally-where does expressing your opinion on subjects fit in? Len It doesn't. Chalkie just doesn't want my opinion or viewpoint to be expressed here, plain and simple. If there is anyone who is trolling i...
by rwetmore
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: bush bows out
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: bush bows out

It's long overdue. He never should have even ran, IMO.
by rwetmore
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

BTW, Obama himself is completely full of sh*t on this issue. If you can't see that, then you are a true dupe.
by rwetmore
Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/republicans-win-nino-article-1.2536350 Krauthammer agrees with me on this. As I said, many people are making themselves look like utter fools and hypocrites on this issue. Speaking of fools, the Republican controlled Senate would be complete fools to give Obama eve...
by rwetmore
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

But what's really going on here with Obama is he desperately wants to stack the court so he can get his agenda through without having to go through the legislative process. Much of which, i.e. his numerous executive orders bypassing Congress, has been shot down by the court. Stacking the court is ju...
by rwetmore
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

Hugh Hewitt is parroting the same old falsehoods: Lame duck presidents don't get to make successful nominations for lifetime appointments in an election year. Not in 2016. Not for the past 80 years. There were no lame duck presidents in Hewitt's sense before ratification of the 22nd amendment to th...
by rwetmore
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

Obama has every right to nominate a replacement justice, and the Senate has every right to withhold consent. The constitutional way for the Senate to withhold consent is to vote against the nominee. The Senate Republicans, on the other hand, are proposing to avoid a vote, either through blocking th...
by rwetmore
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Supreme Court's future
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: The Supreme Court's future

What ought to be discussed is why the Supreme Court has become such a large vehicle to advance political agendas (in particular agendas that cannot be advanced through the legislative process). It is a telling sign -- perhaps the most telling sign -- that the republic is in serious trouble and no lo...
by rwetmore
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2015 by far the hottest year on record
Replies: 28
Views: 3151

Re: 2015 by far the hottest year on record

My point is that your view on global warming is a minority view- It may appear that way, but I don't think it is at all. Though I guess I can't prove it. Scientists, including Roy Spencer, have said many have privately told him they agree with him, but don't want to say it publically because they a...
by rwetmore
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Lure of Socialism
Replies: 10
Views: 910

The Lure of Socialism

The Lure of Socialism

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articl ... 29689.html

People talk about widespread Donald Trump support being disturbing, but the apparent widespread support for socialist Bernie Sanders is far more so.
by rwetmore
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

Here is an interesting piece:

5 Reasons Republicans Shouldn’t Fear A SCOTUS Fight

http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/17/fiv ... tus-fight/

I agree.
by rwetmore
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

Ricordanza wrote:The constitutional way for the Senate to withhold consent is to vote against the nominee.
The constitution does not specify this.
by rwetmore
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Last Night's Republican Debate
Replies: 14
Views: 1670

Re: Last Night's Republican Debate

OK Randall, tell me what they were, and where they were. Because as far as I knew they were all moved out of Iraq before we invaded. So, enlighten us with your knowledge. I never said WMDs (at least the big kind it was thought he had) were found or are there. I'm just saying I don't believe Bush li...
by rwetmore
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

Look, I'm going to sum this up nice and succinctly for everyone: The constitution says "the President of the United States nominates justices to the Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the Senate” Obama has every right to nominate a replacement justice, and the Senate has every right to wi...
by rwetmore
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 6082

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

This is silly. There are like 80 years of precedence of not accepting Supreme Court nominations in an election year, and I think even around 1960 a Democrat controlled Senate tried to pass a resolution establishing such a rule. Besides, it's more than just an election year -- Obama is in his second ...
by rwetmore
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Last Night's Republican Debate
Replies: 14
Views: 1670

Re: Last Night's Republican Debate

It will be very interesting to see if this hurts or helps Trump. Both in the short-term and long-term. I think it was a mistake, but probably not a fatal one. Though many pundits are once again predicting that this will be the end for Trump. You'd think by now they would be a little more cautious ab...
by rwetmore
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Last Night's Republican Debate
Replies: 14
Views: 1670

Re: Last Night's Republican Debate

Then again the SC primary is open to all registered voters, Republican, Democrat, and Independent. Maybe Trump is playing to Democrats in the hope they'll crossover and vote for him. I still think it went too far, and I tend to think Trump doesn't really believe Bush lied either. I think I saw a pie...
by rwetmore
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Last night's Democratic debate
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Last night's Democratic debate

I like Bernie. He comes across as real, genuine and sincere. These are qualities one doesn't find in abundance in politicians. I have some reservations about his idealistic sounding economics, but he also sometimes comes across as a bit lightweight on foreign affairs,, and that's also extremely imp...
by rwetmore
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Last Night's Republican Debate
Replies: 14
Views: 1670

Re: Last Night's Republican Debate

IMO, Trump should have just said there were no WMDs and left it at that. I don't think bashing G.W. Bush to that degree is likely to help him with primary voters. Maybe in the general election, but even there I think it's counterproductive and not wise. He's made his stance clear on being against th...
by rwetmore
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Last Night's Republican Debate
Replies: 14
Views: 1670

Re: Last Night's Republican Debate

OK Randall, tell me what they were, and where they were. Because as far as I knew they were all moved out of Iraq before we invaded. So, enlighten us with your knowledge. I never said WMDs (at least the big kind it was thought he had) were found or are there. I'm just saying I don't believe Bush li...
by rwetmore
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Last Night's Republican Debate
Replies: 14
Views: 1670

Re: Last Night's Republican Debate

Whoa...I'm watching the debate now. It's getting heated. I can't believe Trump said Bush lied about there being WMDs in Iraq. That may hurt him. I certainly don't agree and don't think Bush lied at all and believed there were WMDs.