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TorafusuTorasanSep. 03, 2015 - 09:26AM JST
Salad? I'll bet the cons got right down to eating Kim Davis pie.
Posted in: Obama gets Iran deal win as Democrats amass enough votes
TorafusuTorasanAug. 31, 2015 - 05:43PM JST
@Burning Bush, in Hong Kong it was an umbrella, and seemed to be a genuine distress call by Hong Kong residents, who surely have plenty of their own funds and ideas. Why would Japan and Malaysia protests differ from that, and who would you say is pulling their strings if these are not local grassroots movements?
Posted in: Malaysian PM pours scorn on huge rally demanding he quit
TorafusuTorasanAug. 31, 2015 - 04:49PM JST
@Jeff, at least McKinley is a safe sounding name for the public places you listed. Can you imagine the havoc trying to name places after a President Boehner? (Yes, I know it is pronounced Bay-ner, but I can't resist a little dirty humor.)
"Welcome to John Boehner High School, where everyone takes our sex ed program very seriously."
"Boehner Airport, where pilots are given the heads up, cough cough, make that the all clear to come in for a landing."
"Come see the Boehner Memorial: The place where Boehner lies buried."
All in all, I'm not surprised the man has decided not to throw his name into race for president this time around.
Posted in: White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali
TorafusuTorasanAug. 31, 2015 - 10:25AM JST
A nice story of bipartisan cooperation, considering one of Alaska's politcal dynasties (Murkowski family) advocated for the change. Actually, the only thing holding it up all these decades was the Ohio congressional delegation who kept blocking the name change at the last minute. I doubt that McKinley is widely honored in Ohio, so even less reason to do so in Alaska.
TorafusuTorasanAug. 28, 2015 - 09:51AM JST
'He's no dummy'
Ha, wait til you see his newest stunt: bringing up the most atractive women from the crowd to handle his hair and verify that it's the real deal.
I don't care how much antipathy you hold for Hilary, at least she's not doing gross hair fetish crap on a national stage.
Posted in: Trump dumps insults on questioners; insists on control
TorafusuTorasanAug. 28, 2015 - 09:15AM JST
Why do you say biased? You see no connection between Trump's $500 million lawsuit against Univision and his rude treatment of their employee Ramos? Totally plausible.
TorafusuTorasanAug. 27, 2015 - 05:05PM JST
@zurconium, kudos on the steel trap logic. Waiting for FizzBit to refute the reality that Trump is not, in fact, a Republican. If he is not, then how the hail does he get to participate in all the official GOP debates?
Posted in: Trump starts new media feud with Spanish-language anchor
TorafusuTorasanAug. 27, 2015 - 09:32AM JST
@plasticmonkey, the really pathetic thing is that the problem Trump has with Univision has nothing to do with the lives of ordinary Americans. He's steamed that they dropped his beauty pageant after a previous Trump outburst. Airing out this business related dirty laundry is just embarrassing for Trump. But I suppose a few of his fans will claim Trump is able to transcend business feuds on the campaign trail.
TorafusuTorasanAug. 27, 2015 - 09:02AM JST
Ramos got the last laugh when a Trump staffer got in his face and said 'Get out of our country' and he calmy replied 'I'm an American citizen.' Shortly after that he was invited to return to continue questioning Trump. I'd score that a win in the Ramos column.
TorafusuTorasanAug. 26, 2015 - 09:13AM JST
'a polotician' = regular guy polo shirt candidate?
Add another 'l' and that sounds like a hybrid Spanish-English chicken farm worker. JEB is getting his followers to speak Spanglish!
Posted in: Bush hit from both sides on birthright citizenship
TorafusuTorasanAug. 25, 2015 - 03:38PM JST
Is it too late for a rebranding? What kind of southern sounding good old boy name could he use?
Bobby (Jindal) and Ricky (Perry) are already taken, plus they sound too much like a satire about NASCAR pit crews.
Kind of corny when you realize that his nickname turns out be an acronym for his full name: JEB is John Ellis Bush.
Posted in: Bush, at Mexican border, denounces Trump's immigration plan
TorafusuTorasanAug. 25, 2015 - 09:16AM JST
Tough times for the Jebster (anyone know his real name?) I hope he doesn't have to stage a mock deportation of his own wife and kids to appease the rabid wingnuts.
TorafusuTorasanAug. 21, 2015 - 03:33PM JST
If tennis doesn't work out, he could put that haircut and personality to work doing remakes of 1970s Bobby DeNiro films.
Posted in: Kyrgios hits back at Wawrinka criticism
TorafusuTorasanAug. 21, 2015 - 11:33AM JST
Adjacent to Horie-mon wouldn't be much of a punishment considering the man lives in Roppongi Hills the last I heard.
Posted in: Bitcoin exchange CEO faces new criminal charges
TorafusuTorasanAug. 20, 2015 - 12:24PM JST
They've got at least three people on video they are hunting for. Don't confuse the words sought and caught.
Posted in: Police hunt backpacker in deadly bombing of Bangkok shrine
TorafusuTorasanAug. 20, 2015 - 12:19PM JST
They are not sending up bottles of Evian. One of the key items sent up was filters that the astronauts use to make drinking water from their own sweat and urine. They had to resort to reusing old filters recently.
Posted in: Japan sends cargo rocket to International Space Station
TorafusuTorasanAug. 18, 2015 - 05:18PM JST
@Jimizo, yes, I didn't know there was big prize money in calf roping. Bull riding or bronc busting might pay more. Sounds like he is low on the rodeo hierarchy, waiting to pass the exam for the good paying rodeo clown job.
Posted in: Top Texas official won't apologize for Muslim-bombing post
TorafusuTorasanAug. 18, 2015 - 10:53AM JST
Anybody who falls for these simplistic binaries Trump vs. Media and Trump vs. Clinton is being played for a sucker. You don't think that Trump is cozy with the nation's power elites, whether in media or politics? Dream on.
Posted in: Trump reports for jury duty
TorafusuTorasanAug. 18, 2015 - 09:31AM JST
MSM yellow journalism?
I know you want to say her name. It will be a hoot if Megyn Kelly gets to moderate all the debates. Got popcorn?
TorafusuTorasanAug. 14, 2015 - 11:37PM JST
Nope again. It is clear glass to facilitate picture taking, and prevent tail pulling and scratching of overeager fans. If you want to pet a cat, try the local park or a cat cafe.
Posted in: Nitama officially named successor to departed Tama stationmaster cat
Sep. 04, 2015 - 10:30AM JST
There is a difference between focusing on and totally denying "unfortunate history." The problem with this…
Posted in: Japan urges China not to focus on 'unfortunate history'
Sep. 04, 2015 - 10:29AM JST
Always wanted one of those costumes, but they're like a thousand bucks.
Posted in: May the Force be with you
Such "little" things make the difference to the big things.
Posted in: Pope makes surprise visit to Rome optician for new eyeglasses
Commodore Shmidlap (Retired)
Sep. 04, 2015 - 10:27AM JST
The vast numbers of flies at our nearest KFC get fried chicken tabe hodai every single…
Posted in: KFC Japan celebrates Colonel’s birthday with all-you-can-eat fried chicken
Keep it under the bed! With interest rates as they currently are why not? My money…
Posted in: Japan enacts law to allow gov't access to personal bank data