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TorafusuTorasanFeb. 05, 2016 - 11:35AM JST
Rubio for the bronze! It was too funny when Santorum was being questioned on the Joe Scarsborough show. Joe was trying to get Rick to say one thing that Rubio has accomplished in the Senate. He is in the same party and he couldn't think of anything substantive that Rubio has done. Then you look at the guy's record and find out he has been busy missing more senate votes than any other Republican. Sounds like a real hard working guy.
Posted in: Sanders, Clinton meet in 1st one-on-one debate of campaign
TorafusuTorasanFeb. 04, 2016 - 09:57AM JST
Other media quoted Carson as saying he wanted to go back to Florida to change clothes, which must be hard to get in IA.
The Carson stuff is minor compared to the voter violation mailings that could still result in criminal charges against the Cruz campaign. Betcha he doesn't risk sending those out anymore.
Posted in: Trump accuses Cruz of fraud in Iowa caucuses; Rand Paul out
TorafusuTorasanFeb. 02, 2016 - 12:35PM JST
@bass, both father and son Trump were in the landlord business. There is testimony that dad refused to rent to black tenants. Woody Guthrie rented from Trump in the 1950s and couldn't locate any black people out of 1800 units, which he complained about in his journal. Considering son merely continued dad's business, the apple can't have rolled too far from the tree.
Posted in: Trump faces first test in Iowa
TorafusuTorasanFeb. 02, 2016 - 11:54AM JST
Got to hand it to Trump, the only candidate who could bring out internecine sniping in a supposed veterans rally. Santorum got on stage, refused to get near the Trump banner, and said he's supporting someone else for president. I'll bet that gave everyone the warm fuzzies.
TorafusuTorasanJan. 30, 2016 - 11:38AM JST
@Wc626, "the black community", you mean like Ben Carson? "Who" long until Ben gets his act together and makes more than a half-hearted effort on the national stage?
Posted in: U.N. working group suggests U.S. work on racial reconciliation
TorafusuTorasanJan. 28, 2016 - 09:49PM JST
@trouble, that rigidly absolutist reading is not anything like the reality on the ground. What future use of public lands are you advocating? Which one do you predict will still be there in 25 years, Yellowstone NP or the Bundy ranch in Bunkerville?
Posted in: Police restrict access to Oregon refuge after fatal standoff
TorafusuTorasanJan. 28, 2016 - 05:25PM JST
@Strangerland, definitely not cut and dried. A constitution is open to reinterpretation over time. Japan's constituion bars building up a military force, but over the years has built up a decent sized armed forces that has been sent on overseas missions. Likewise, the shifting imperative in America over the last century towards preserving natural areas in national parks, forests, and lakeshores has marginalized people who believe that those kinds of places are illegal. That would be the ranching, mining, and logging industry contingent. It's clear that "trouble" above is not considering the long term changing priorities that would be needed to explain this issue, instead just singling out a few ideas without seeing how the constitution has been interpreted in reality.
Closing down Yosemite, Grand Canyon, etc. was tried in recent years with the government budget stalemate, and low and behold the affected businesses howled so much that Republican state governors out west had to start using precious state funds to reopen the federal national parks. Undoing the current federal management regime was shown to be almost impossible with the conflict created between various stakeholders.
TorafusuTorasanJan. 28, 2016 - 03:30PM JST
@Suzu1, I agree that "the area"--the rural areas out west--can be hard to decipher politically.
For example, some of the Jeffs clan from the FLDS enclaves on the AZ-UT border are on trial now in Phoenix. Finicum was from near there. I would be willing to bet that any place that bans all media and internet in their homes, as the FLDS do, is not engaged poltically beyond local town business, if even that. But place that kind of marginalized, victimized mindset out on the internet, and suddenly they can recruit enough like minded people from across the country to stage an armed rebellion, like the 1000 militiamen who showed up to defend Bundy's cattle in 2014. Talk about operating in a bubble.
TorafusuTorasanJan. 28, 2016 - 02:12PM JST
@Bass, your sample size of all the people living in California is not germane to the Malheur occupation in Oregon, which involved maybe 50-100 hardcore militiamen at various stages. If their political affiliation is hard to ascertain, it is because they stopped voting after previous criminal convictions, and/or don't want to recognize the federal government by participating in elections. So you could argue that they are apolitical anarchists. Still doesn't negate the fact that the politicians who went out there for handshake photo ops will have some 'splaining to do in the months ahead. I can hear it now: "Mal-who? Never been there in my life, honest!"
TorafusuTorasanJan. 28, 2016 - 12:55PM JST
No matter what Bass wants to believe, it was 100% Republican politicians traveling from various states to Malheur.
TorafusuTorasanJan. 28, 2016 - 12:32PM JST
These extreme sovereign citizen types are probably closer to anarchists than anything. Nishikat's point is valid as far as the stream of GOP politicians traveling to meet with the occupiers, and giving impassioned speeches about them. Do you think those politicians will continue to buddy up when the occupiers are in prison? I strongly doubt it--no more political gain to wring out of these saps.
TorafusuTorasanJan. 28, 2016 - 11:49AM JST
@Nishikat, you may want to check with Wc626 on that. Just three weeks ago, he claimed the Malheur occupiers were all liberals. Trying to explain how that applies to LaVoy Finicum, a rancher from near FLDS land Colorado City whose income was from Catholic Charities (and not the government), is such a stretch that nobody on this board wants to do it.
TorafusuTorasanJan. 27, 2016 - 01:22PM JST
This has gotta be a first in US election history--the frontrunning candidate skipping a debate over a beef with one of the mods. This is as yuge as the Cleveland Cavs firing their coach when they are in first place in the division.
Posted in: Trump to skip next Republican debate
TorafusuTorasanJan. 27, 2016 - 01:52AM JST
Trump is way too thin skinned with ejecting people out of his audiences. Latest one was the 20 something guy, apparently a big suporter, who had the nerve to blurt out 'This is boring!' Trump should roll with the punches but instead gets all huffy like he is in a beauty pageant rather than a battle of wits.
Posted in: With one week to Iowa, Trump and Cruz deepen feud
TorafusuTorasanJan. 21, 2016 - 08:52PM JST
He is like the most gnarly president ever. Radical too. Tubular dude.
Posted in: Palin's endorsement of Trump a boost as Iowa vote looms
TorafusuTorasanJan. 21, 2016 - 05:22PM JST
Guessing that you mean the latest wave of militia/Sagebrush Rebellions in the western US. But that has been going on since Obama was in Little League, and let's be honest that they are putting their own women and children in danger by acting provocatively. Tell me if I'm barking up the wrong tree and you mean something outside America. Attaboy Assad, bad 'Bama?
Now if you mean the war on figgy pudding and peartree turtledoves, I got no comment.
TorafusuTorasanJan. 21, 2016 - 04:39PM JST
Well then Jay Today must be doing a poor job of explaining these newfangled Obamawars to us. That or people are on here for their entertainment. But go ahead and spell out which wars you mean, with Bush starting some and Obama all the others.
TorafusuTorasanJan. 21, 2016 - 04:14PM JST
You know it's bad when Trump is having WTF moments already in the first week of partnering with Palin.
@FizzBit, I don't know when Obama has the time to secretly start all these wars against women and children. He's already bogged down with the wars against Christmas fruitcake, Halloween and St. Patty's Day.
TorafusuTorasanJan. 21, 2016 - 04:00PM JST
@nattorice, his sentence is OK, but if you want a translation, it goes like this: The more him gives upset tummy to dumdum lesbos, the more me get high opinion of He-man Trump. Yee haw!
Posted in: U.S. celebrities back 'Dump Trump' campaign
TorafusuTorasanJan. 21, 2016 - 01:54PM JST
If you ever need a good laugh or fifty, anytime the Palin clan is in the news for drunken brawling and other rogue episodes, read the Alaska Dispatch News out of Anchorage. The people who actually have to live up in Alaska all winter have a surprisingly sharp sense of humor. But only if you can handle jokes about how the number of sailors who have been up Bristols Bay and suchlike.
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Feb. 06, 2016 - 11:37AM JST
"They've never stopped being in business. They can just now stop begging to be an exception…
Posted in: Japan, Iran back in business
Note to self….
Must study Japanese more!!
Posted in: Video explores gap between ideals and reality for working mothers in Japan
Feb. 06, 2016 - 11:35AM JST
What law was broken? Japan becoming the new China.
Posted in: Japan deports dolphin activist Ric O'Barry
Feb. 06, 2016 - 11:34AM JST
What were the staff members at the airport thinking?
It's not like he's a terrorist or…
Feb. 06, 2016 - 11:33AM JST
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