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JimizoMay. 06, 2016 - 09:20PM JST
"I've never seen anything like it in all my 30 years of covering politics."
Come on, this is beyond, or maybe even below, politics now. This is a comedy drama. Trump has dragged this down to the level of TV entertainment long ago. Remember the knob jokes?
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JimizoMay. 06, 2016 - 09:36AM JST
Fawlty Towers, Rising Damp, One Foot in the Grave, The Young Ones, The Sweeney, Bod, Space 1999 and Star Trek.
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JimizoMay. 06, 2016 - 09:03AM JST
"Trump also began discussing the idea of his possible running mate, telling ABC News he wanted “a person with political experience” to complement his own business acumen."
In other words, I can't go on just throwing half-baked, ill-informed, rabble-rousing ideas out there. I need someone who thinks about policy.
Trump/Palin. Shot or choking to death laughing 2016.
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JimizoMay. 05, 2016 - 09:06PM JST
"I say, Trump should blow them off, forget about using these idiots music and find other musicians that have more common sense.... Well, nowadays, there aren't too many that do."
Hey, Bass, you could play. Then again, I'm not sure the 'funk' bit would go down well among certain members of a Trump rally. You could call your band the ROFLing Benghazis. You'd go down a storm.
Surely you can understand a band like the Stones wanting to disassociate themselves from Trump. Mick, Keith, Ron and Charlie are not stupid men. I'm sure they'd regard Trump's message as something to scrape off their shoes.
Great band. Clever men.
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JimizoMay. 05, 2016 - 09:18AM JST
Well done to those musicians for distancing themselves from the kind of rubbish you find at a Trump rally.
There are some white, rightwing musicians who might oblige, aren't there? Is Ted Nugent still around?
Poor Donald, let's hope he isn't 'waiting on a friend' too long.
JimizoMay. 05, 2016 - 12:14AM JST
"Yikes!! Was she wearing a burqa? That attire ought to be banned in our nations capital. It's very unamerican.
Don't believe me? If a western gal wore biker shorts and a midriff with her hair down and make-up on . . .. . she'd prob be stoned to death in places like Mecca or Medina."
Terrifying comment. Let's hope Trump can only rely on fruit hanging as low as this.
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JimizoMay. 04, 2016 - 11:18PM JST
"Good post TX. Looks like folks better go out for more popcorn. Let's see Hilary throw some PC @Trump. I double-dare her"
Watch you don't choke on the popcorn if he cracks another knob joke. That's what the GOP debates have engendered - a belief that debates mean popcorn and behaviour on the level of cracking rolled-up towels on bare backsides in the showers.
The GOP has partly shifted from an emphasis on firearms, evolution-denying and Jesus to a reality TV star cracking jokes about his knob and the audience are slack-jawed in awe.
JimizoMay. 04, 2016 - 07:44PM JST
"A nonpartisan Texan"
I promised my dear old friend in Texas I would always speak up for the decent people of that state. I lived there and met some great people. My friend is not a gun-totin, Jesus lovin' yokel and sees Cruz yet another GOP boil on the arse of Texas. My friend often sends me links to the roaring insanity of arguably the most cracked of GOP crackpots, Texan lawmaker Louis Gohmert. Some of it is beyond belief. That said, Gohmert is at least funny - Cruz is utterly revolting.
JimizoMay. 04, 2016 - 05:55PM JST
You are right on one point - it was a thrilling 2-2 draw. Some cracking goals, a bad-tempered local derby, nerves and spite and some great football played.
How difficult is this to understand? It's a league system and the team with the most points wins. You don't 'back' into a championship. We also have cup competitions which are knockout competitions - they have the kind of system you seem to like.
You seem to have a very common North American sulk that football is the most popular sport in the world and this league is probably the most popular of all. Like it or not, this is how it is. I suppose it's difficult to rank the greatest sport stories of all time, but it's one that many people around the world pay attention to. The same can't be said for the sports you enjoy. You should ask yourself why this is.
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JimizoMay. 04, 2016 - 04:02PM JST
I'd rather live in this house in the middle of winter than watch synchronized swimming.
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JimizoMay. 04, 2016 - 11:57AM JST
My last hope for this season is West Ham sneaking into the top 4. I can't see it but this has been a strange one and it would be fitting.
Come on you Irons!
JimizoMay. 04, 2016 - 11:38AM JST
The Republican Party has thrown up a lot of comedy characters in previous races like Palin or Bachman and many of its members of congress are straight out of the isolation ward, but this is terrifying. This isn't funny anymore. It's dangerous.
A man who tickles the fancy of racists and bigots in the US and beyond could be one election victory away from being the most powerful politician in the world. It's already an example to far right headcases the world over of what this kind of campaign can achieve.
The majority of French people were disgusted when Trump admirer and National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was one election away from the presidency and voted overwhelmingly for the less-than-loved Chirac to stop him. Let's hope this will be repeated.
JimizoMay. 03, 2016 - 11:40PM JST
"Well done Leicester! You guys have proved nothing is impossible. A teamwithheart triumphed over teams loaded with money. The lesson you have taught with last through the ages."
Don't forget the talent. They picked up gems on the cheap like Mahrez, Kante and Fuchs. The money clubs tend to throw cash around partly based on who the media is building up. Think of the outrageous money spent on plodding centre-mids spent by City, Man U and Chelsea and take a look at Kante. City spent £15,000,000 on Jack Rodwell in the past and Man U paid more for Schniderlin. You don't win a title just on heart. Plenty of savvy in the transfer market was a big factor which also deserves praise.
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JimizoMay. 03, 2016 - 06:12PM JST
As Bass pointed out, the KKK tend to endorse Republicans, but why did Duke endorse Trump who according to many Republicans isn't a Republican? Also, why do the people who think the abolition of slavery was a a bad idea gravitate towards Trump? I think the reason I can't get answers to these questions is the good posters of JT are not racists and it's difficult to see things from a racist perspective.
Does anybody know any racists who could help shed light on this baffling phenomenon?
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JimizoMay. 03, 2016 - 01:44PM JST
Not this time. The bookies are facing record losses on Premier League betting.
This from the BBC:
How much the bookies stand to lose:
William Hill: £2m
Paddy Power: £2m
My bookie mate in the UK says William Hill's payout is higher than that.
JimizoMay. 03, 2016 - 12:44PM JST
Ah, only clever people can see that the Democrats are the real racists. Do you regard minorities who overwhelmingly vote Democrat as less than intelligent? I certainly don't.
Also, that doesn't explain why 20% of Trump voters in South Carolina think the abolition of slavery was a bad idea.
Also, can you explain why you thought Trump's voters were a lunatic fringe before your conversion? I know you said you misjudged them but there must have been something which led you to the belief they were a lunatic fringe in the first place. What was it? Was it a belief they were racist?
JimizoMay. 03, 2016 - 12:19PM JST
"Who could possibly anticipated that invading a country with no clear objective other than to get your public to feel tough and no clear plan for the aftermath would turn out badly?"
Bush and Blair need to be arrested and tried. I'm no partisan here - I voted for Blair twice in 1997 and 2001 but not in 2005. I think this is the only way to make other leaders think twice before doing this kind of thing. Amoral people like this have no problems throwing lives into the bloodbath but if they would think twice if a jail term was hanging over them.
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JimizoMay. 03, 2016 - 12:00PM JST
"where did Trump say, he supports and embraces Duke's endorsement. Remember, Duke endorsed McCain and Romney as well, were they racist?"
What is it with the KKK and Republican candidates? Funny that.
JimizoMay. 03, 2016 - 11:25AM JST
"Lots of hate, lies and exaggerations from the left. Sure am glad I'm on the right. Trump has supporters across the spectrum. I can't believe they are all racists. I don't believe even 10% are racist. I can't say that about the left."
20% of Trump voters in South Carolina think the abolition of slavery was a bad idea. I'm going to stick my neck out here and claim these people are racists.
JimizoMay. 03, 2016 - 11:09AM JST
A great day for football. The bookies taking a hit makes it even more satisfying.
Well done boys.
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