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#61 BigDMcGee

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 06:00 PM

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 07:47 PM

that is 100% true. every successful person that i've met since i started working had two things in common. white and thin. male or female, you gotta be white and thin to make it in this business. i need to maintain because if i get any fatter i could edge myself out of a promotion. i'll always be white though, so i got that half down.
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Posted 10 February 2016 - 07:46 AM

A reality tv star and a (democratic) socialist won a primary. I hope this keeps up, it will very entertaining and awesome.
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Posted 10 February 2016 - 07:58 AM

View Postmrfritz, on 10 February 2016 - 07:46 AM, said:

A reality tv star and a (democratic) socialist won a primary. I hope this keeps up, it will very entertaining and awesome.

It's actually a lot like a lot of European elections have been. A Democratic Socialist and a demagogue populist.

Trump is basically Silvio Berlusconi
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Posted 14 February 2016 - 02:55 PM

A lot of what Scroomalscram said is on point.

And yeah, I want Sanders.

Also, I'm incredibly glad Scalia died.
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Posted 14 February 2016 - 03:02 PM

I read this hilarious piece, maybe on Gawker, maybe slate, some liberal rag, that was a complete smear campaign, talking to people who knew Cruz at Yale, and about what a huge creepy weirdo he was and how horrified they are he could be president. It was delicious. That guy is a complete weirdo.
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Posted 14 February 2016 - 03:12 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 14 February 2016 - 03:02 PM, said:

I read this hilarious piece, maybe on Gawker, maybe slate, some liberal rag, that was a complete smear campaign, talking to people who knew Cruz at Yale, and about what a huge creepy weirdo he was and how horrified they are he could be president. It was delicious. That guy is a complete weirdo.

his College roommate I think is serious when he says he probably should have just killed Cruz when he had the chance.

One of the great quotes is why do so many people hate Cruz before they even meet him. Because it just saves time.
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Posted 14 February 2016 - 03:14 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 14 February 2016 - 03:02 PM, said:

I read this hilarious piece, maybe on Gawker, maybe slate, some liberal rag, that was a complete smear campaign, talking to people who knew Cruz at Yale, and about what a huge creepy weirdo he was and how horrified they are he could be president. It was delicious. That guy is a complete weirdo.

My last post went into talking about brv about whether or not he was serious when he said he was leaning toward Cruz, or whatever, but somehow the first two sentences got deleted and I was too lazy to write it again.

But this was part of it, so I'll reiterate: If Cruz doesn't set off someone's "holy fuck this guy is a creepy fucking sociopath" tingle somewhere at the base of their brain - I mean a real, physical, twinge at the base of their brain... if there isn't a reflexive revulsion to what, to a normal, properly functioning human being, should be the blisteringly obvious slimy, faux expressions that don't quite match up with the emotion he is attempting to convey - this clear, gross, contrived attempt at manipulation...

If someone doesn't get that tingle, they, and I mean this, they are literally deficient in some way, mentally. There is literally something wrong with a person who doesn't have that instinct.
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Posted 14 February 2016 - 04:09 PM

Cruz is definitely a weirdo.

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napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 07:47 PM

Saw I just got a new LG 4K TV.

Watched some of the debate last night.

Holy shit, I never knew Trump's face was so orange.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:32 PM

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Have to admit, Ted Cruz has run an almost flawless campaign. It's almost made up for the fact that he's the most unlikeable person alive.
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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:12 PM

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 08:21 AM

Jeb(!) has a lot of money, but he'd just be spewing if he does poorly today and continues on.
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Posted 20 February 2016 - 08:45 PM

View Postmrfritz, on 20 February 2016 - 08:21 AM, said:

Jeb(!) has a lot of money, but he'd just be spewing if he does poorly today and continues on.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 10:42 AM

Rubio is going to take this running away. There's just no way those billions of dollars under control of nefarious Republicans are going to let someone who defends Obamacare, criticizes Iraq and generally gives them the finger to win this thing. Won't happen, especially with all those Bush dollars going somewhere else now. Once Cruz goes the way of Huckabee and Santorum, it'll be Rubio and Trump and they just aren't going to give any Republicans who consider themselves reasonable (which they mostly do, even though they mostly aren't) a real choice when you actually have to start comparing 2 candidates, rather than just listen to rhetoric about a 20-foot wall.
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Posted 22 February 2016 - 10:53 AM

I'm actually having trouble picturing any of the legitimate candidates as POTUS, except maybe Hilary.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 11:40 AM

I don't think he's going to run away with anything. He could get it, but man, Trump did really well in SC and Rubio didnt do as well as I thought he would. Trump's doing much better with evangelicals than I thought possible. The days of me dismissing Trump are over. He's going to have to make some kind of misstep... Only I don't know what a misstep is, with Trump. His whole election is Costanza-theory, doing the opposite of conventional election wisdom.
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Posted 22 February 2016 - 05:31 PM

like i said, this is the beginning of the end for america.
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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:20 PM

Yeah, I'm past thinking Trump doesn't have a chance at the R nomination. He's gone over that initial novelty hump by a country mile, and he has been impervious to the "ok, well, saying that piece of absurdity is the end" events.

I give him the edge at the moment, and if he doesn't just outright take it, it will be a three-way close cluster**** when the time comes.
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Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:57 AM

I think we see how strong the boogeyman 'republican establishment' is by how quickly the other candidates drop out. If we keep moving on with 3-5 candidates, Trump should win. If the Kochs and such are able to consolidate behind Rubio (Carson can stay or go, it doesn't matter), I think he beats Trump, and probably wins the General election too.
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