Laguna's past comments

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    Laguna

    I'm kinda partial towards this Trump quote about Fiornia:

    When I came out, I was competing against 17 very capable people… and a woman.

    If you need explanation, don't bother asking.

    Posted in: Trump attacks Clinton on gender, risking backlash from women

  • 3

    Laguna

    Newsflash, Hillary doesn't really care much about women who are not middle to upper-class white Americans.

    Hmm, Dick, thanks for the heads-up, particularly with all of your background information - for example, about raising the minimum wage (80% of minimum wage earners are female) and efforts to eliminate the gender wage gap; continued access to reproductive planning services such as birth control and abortion; better access to health care, childcare and early education programs for children; and continued support for programs rhat older women rely on such as Medicare and Social Security - sure, apart from being an early, continuous and stalwart supporter supporter of these and other measures that support women regardless of age, race, or income - well, no: You're either blind or crazy if you believe what you wrote, particularly in contrast with the alternatives.

    Posted in: Trump attacks Clinton on gender, risking backlash from women

  • 1

    Laguna

    Thanks for the link, Lizz - had no idea. Still, the fact of Trump's deep unpopularity with about a third of the GOP electorate holds. Conventional wisdom has it that most Sanders supporters will come around and vote for Clinton (especially when the alternative becomes glaringly clear); the elephant in the room is how many GOPers will simply sit this election out.

    Posted in: Trump struggles to explain his 'America first' foreign policy

  • 2

    Laguna

    ...giving billions to Iran will not help.

    Couldn't pass up commenting on this as I'd heard echoes of this sentiment from the Right Wing Chamber. Care to back up how the US is "giving" even a penny to Iran?

    Posted in: Trump struggles to explain his 'America first' foreign policy

  • 4

    Laguna

    ..he is still on pace to win more Republican primary votes than any GOP contender in 36 years, or maybe ever.

    Doubt that too much even to look it up. You're welcome to prove me wrong if you can, but he's barely cracking a majority where he wins, often squeaking by with a plurality. If your statement were true, the race would be over by now, as it usually is - for the first time in my life, my California primary vote carries some weight.

    Posted in: Trump struggles to explain his 'America first' foreign policy

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    Laguna

    I feel bad for Fiorina, she is just a pawn for a loser.

    Was gonna thumb you up until I read this. Don't you remember the time just a few short months ago when she stumbled upon a group of kindergarten kids on her way to a press conference, convinced their caretakers to bring them along, and proceeded to use them as stage props while slides in the background demonstrated exaggerated scenes of abortion yuckiness?

    The woman deserves the worst.

    Posted in: Ted Cruz taps Carly Fiorina to serve as running mate

  • 3

    Laguna

    I am pretty aware of this - my dog more so.

    Posted in: 1,000 quakes recorded in southwest Japan in 2 weeks since initial disaster

  • 3

    Laguna

    To be fair, Global, who could have seen that the rapid commoditization of PCs would make the Compaq purchase akin to selling freezers to Inuit? Oh - perhaps those paid $30 million a year for precisely that purpose. She should have teamed up with Trump - he had equally exquisite timing in launching Trump Mortgage in 2006.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_Mortgage

    Posted in: Ted Cruz taps Carly Fiorina to serve as running mate

  • 3

    Laguna

    It's actually quite a nuanced statement in that it indicates no support for the Kim regime - it could be read that China is finally moving towards acceptance of a German-style reunion. We'll see whether further statements and actions back up this position. The flow seems to indicate, though, that China has run out of patience with the DPRK.

    Posted in: China says it won't allow chaos or war on Korean peninsula

  • 6

    Laguna

    Fired as CEO, lost big to a Democrat in a senate run during a year heavily favoring Republicans, rejected by her own party during her presidential bid - hey, great pick, Ted! After this next inevitable failure, she'll have a heck of a resume.

    Posted in: Ted Cruz taps Carly Fiorina to serve as running mate

  • 6

    Laguna

    “This was a serious foreign policy speech by Trump,”

    Herein lies the problem: It is quite difficult to discern between Trumpian seriousness and a word salad of contradictory mumblings pandering to rust belt conservatives.

    Posted in: Trump struggles to explain his 'America first' foreign policy

  • 2

    Laguna

    Oh, please, Wc. Did you even read the article, or do facts not matter to you?

    ...the conflict turned violent as demonstrators on either side hurled obscenities at each other and fired pepper spray, witnesses said. An ambulance arrived to provide care for at least two young girls and a woman who were stung by pepper spray. Television news video of the clash appeared to show a pro-Trump demonstrator lunging with a Taser at an opponent.

    Of course violence is deplorable in most any situation, but while which side instigated it is not clear, that both sides were guilty of it is. And:

    The main point is that hispanics pepper sprayed Trump supporters.

    Unless you have more info than the two articles we have linked to, I see zero evidence to back up your claim. In fact, I see it as the same sort of knee-jerk racism prevalent among Trump supporters. Trump the other day complained about hostility from a judge involved in his Trump University lawsuit because "he happens to be Spanish" - okay, Spanish, Hispanic, whatever. The point is that Trump and many of his followers clearly divide Americans into clear groups based on their ancestry. Do you wanna wear that shoe? http://www.rawstory.com/2016/02/watch-donald-trump-blames-trump-university-legal-woes-on-hostile-judge-who-happens-to-be-spanish/

    Posted in: Trump, Clinton move closer to election showdown

  • 1

    Laguna

    ghoneim, that "war" is an internecine GOP struggle; it has nothing to do with democracy or Democrats. Trump will very likely be nominated much to the pleasure of Democrats. In November the American people will speak - up and down the ticket.

    The bigger question is what happens to the GOP the day after. This is a good read on the eve of GOP's destruction. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-north-patterson/the-gops-eve-of-destructi_b_9701880.html

    Posted in: Trump, Clinton move closer to election showdown

  • 3

    Laguna

    Wc, you might want to read articles before posting them. This was not a "Trump rally," it was a gathering of pro- and anti-Trump people outside of Anaheim City Hall as the City Council was set to vote on a measure that would condemn Trump.

    Perhaps you would suggest that only Trumpeters should be allowed present at such events. Also note that the pepper spraying came from both sides. And while you disparage Hispanics and blacks, what about that white woman from Laguna Niguel? What was she doing at what was an internal City of Anaheim issue? You won't comment on that, but you certainly would if a bevy of real Anaheim residents showed up at a Laguna Niguel City Council meeting.

    Let's keep to the facts, shall we?

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-trump-backers-criticism-clash-fire-pepper-stray-outside-anaheim-city-hall-20160426-story.html

    Posted in: Trump, Clinton move closer to election showdown

  • 0

    Laguna

    Tim Burton - Dumbo? This could be good.

    Posted in: Disney announces 'Jungle Book,' 'Maleficent,' 'Mary Poppins' sequels

  • 1

    Laguna

    Trump calls rivals' alliance 'pathetic'

    Funny how Trump is only accurate when he bashes his GOP opponents. Cruz and Kasich royally screwed up their only chance to take down Trump by doing way too late far, far too little (really, nothing). So the Trump juggernaut rolls on, likely to a victory on the first ballot. And then - poof! - he will be destroyed in an instant when reality sets in.

    Seriously. Do you think HRC is going to put up with the constant drivel of BS that is the only effluent emitted from Trump's pie-hole?

    Posted in: Trump calls rivals' alliance 'pathetic'

  • 2

    Laguna

    Medicinal benefits. A doctor friend of mine never bent to my advocacy until she came down with and later died from cancer. She really, really wanted it then.

    Posted in: What are the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana?

  • 0

    Laguna

    "Corruption" is a very broad term. I'd wager that no one past their 50s would qualify as "innocent" - particularly if they are successful. The point is knowing where their weaknesses lie. All who are interested know Hillary's weaknesses. What are Bernie's? He has them, to be sure, but fortunately for him, he will never rise to the position where they will be so unmercifully raked across and exposed.

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump stream ahead as rivals show signs of fading

  • 3

    Laguna

    Strangerland, have you given a thought to the way the man speaks? The way he can't hold a subject, is not able to ingress new information, can't speak with the syntax above elementary school level. Either he's playing a game or something is seriously wrong with him - and the fact that, despite this, so many Americans support him is alarming. Oh, well - at least the Kochs have come out against him (though, to be fair, they've basically turned their back to the whole GOP).

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump stream ahead as rivals show signs of fading

  • -1

    Laguna

    A compelling theory is that Trump is gripped by a neurologically degenerative syndrome. Don't laugh - look at what he says, how he says it, and when. The below article is kind in that it points out that poking fun at the mentally ill is not cool, but it also makes a very good point by noting, "At times it can be very hard to distinguish between extreme right-wing politics and symptoms of dementia."

    http://www.salon.com/2016/04/25/maybe_donald_trump_has_really_lost_his_mind_what_if_the_gop_frontrunner_isnt_crazy_but_simply_not_well/

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump stream ahead as rivals show signs of fading

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