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  1. #106


    Couldn't access the link.

    Every time I hear Fiorina speak, I flash to Nora Manning from "As Good As It Gets". The line where she says"

    "Open the curtains for him, so he can see God's beautiful work. And he'll know that, even things like this, happen for the best."

    She just seems to have that same vocal tone and it makes my skin crawl. It is not so much what she says (which is cray enough) but how she says it, Bleah!

    And I feel the strongest urge to respond with the Melvin line:

    "Where did they teach you to talk like that, in some Panama City "Sailor wanna hump-hump" bar, or is it getaway day and your last shot at his whiskey? Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here."

    That may seem like a stretch , but honestly, every time she opens her mouth, I just want to scream at her.
    Last edited by eddhead; May 7th, 2015 at 12:52 PM.

  2. #107



    What will be the total number of declared GOP candidates for the Presidency of the United States?

    Winner gets a trip to Disneyland. But you'll have to pay your own way. Hey, this ain't no stinking socialism contest.

    So far, among all declared and undeclared candidates, polling has Undecided with a commanding lead at 20%, twice that of #2.

    I have the feeling that some of these people are running for Reverse Mortgage Spokesperson.

  3. #108

    Default Rick Perry, Shrugging Off 2012, Announces He Will Run Again for President


    ADDISON, Tex. — Rick Perry, the former Texas governor whose 2012 campaign for the White House turned into a political disaster that humbled and weakened the most powerful Republican in the state, announced Thursday that he will run for president again in 2016.

    Mr. Perry is the latest candidate to officially enter a crowded field of Republican presidential contenders, declared and undeclared, several of whom have Texas ties and have overshadowed him in recent months, including Senator Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush, the brother of former President George W. Bush, Mr. Perry’s predecessor in the governor’s mansion.

    “We will make it through the Obama years,” he told a cheering crowd at a small municipal airport here in Addison, a northern suburb of downtown Dallas. Saying “It’s time,” he declared in an impassioned speech, ”I am running for the presidency of the United States of America.”

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    The location had to do with his giant stage prop – a C-130 plane, the type he flew serving in the United States Air Force in the 1970s. The plane – parked in a hangar behind the stage and emblazoned with “Perry for President” – illustrated one of the ways Mr. Perry plans to distinguish himself from the other Republican candidates, by emphasizing his service in the military and his support from veterans. About a dozen veterans and military figures were to be sharing the stage with him, including Marcus Luttrell, the former Navy SEAL whose memoir inspired the movie “Lone Survivor.”

  4. #109


    This is great! I hope Trump polls high enough to make the the cut for the debate adult table. If you ignore the buffoonery, his rhetoric boils down to a caricature of what the other GOP candidates are saying.

  5. #110


    The GOP field is an embarrassment of riches .... for late night comics.

  6. #111


    [Deep, Exhausted Sigh] Ben Carson Thinks Joseph From the Bible Built the Pyramids

    By Ben Mathis-Lilley

    Ben Carson thinks Joseph from the Old Testament built the pyramids. BuzzFeed found this claim in a speech Carson gave at Andrews University, a Michigan school that describes itself as the "flagship educational institution" of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that Carson belongs to:

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told graduates during a commencement address in the late ’90s that he believed the pyramids in Egypt were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain, and not, as most archeologists contend, as tombs for pharaohs. ... “My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson said.

    The Old Testament Joseph is said to have been sold into slavery in Egypt by his brothers before rising to prominence after interpreting one of the pharaoh's dreams (a dream involving grain and famine).

    More from Carson's speech:

    “And when you look at the way that the pyramids are made, with many chambers that are hermetically sealed, they’d have to be that way for various reasons. And various of scientists have said, ‘Well, you know there were alien beings that came down and they have special knowledge and that’s how—’ you know, it doesn’t require an alien being when God is with you.”

    Other notable Carson claims:

    Gah. Gonna be a long day.
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  7. #112


    If he doesn't become president, he can establish the charity <<médecins sans cerveaux.>>

  8. #113


    He's also a liar...
    Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship

    Carson's campaign on Friday conceded that a central point in his inspirational personal story did not occur as he previously described.
    By Kyle Cheney
    11/06/15 11:29 AM EST
    Updated 11/06/15 11:34 AM EST

    Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
    The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a “full scholarship” to the military academy.

    West Point, however, has no record of Carson applying, much less being extended admission.

    full story:

  9. #114


    Reality has a well-known liberal bias

  10. #115


    Surely the US can field some credible and 'intelligent' candidates ..... I'm at a loss to comprehend those mentioned so far!

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  12. #117


    better her than any of the repugnican a$$ clowns running.

  13. #118


    Quote Originally Posted by scumonkey View Post
    better her than any of the repugnican a$$ clowns running.
    Surely there must be a better Democrat contender????

  14. #119


    Quote Originally Posted by Wobert Wedford View Post
    Surely there must be a better Democrat contender????
    Not sure what the definition of "better" is but for me Bernie Sanders is "better". He's also very unlikely to win the nomination.

    I'll take Clinton every time over any of the ignorant, xenophobic, bigoted, racist, homophobic Republican contenders. What has come out of the mouths of those characters since the Paris attacks is nothing short of shocking. Living in NJ I am particular disgusted to have Christie as Governor. He has become an embarrassing caricature.
    Last edited by IrishInNYC; November 21st, 2015 at 08:53 PM.

  15. #120


    I wholeheartedly agree with you IrishInNYC.

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