Wednesday, 8/5/15, Public Square

It’s tomorrow night, Thursday, August 6, so set those DVRs!

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15 responses to “Wednesday, 8/5/15, Public Square

  1. Chris Christie seems to have that same nasty habit my former supervisor had about wanting to punch people in their face.

    And you know what happened when I complained to the owner of the pharmacy about being routinely verbally threatened by this supervisor?

    I was told by this owner that I had to sit in my chair, continue my work duties and to ‘make it work’ between me and that supervisor.

    I chose to quit that job after about 10 years of devoted loyalty to that pharmacy.

    So – even when confronted with the truth of having a bully repeatedly telling their employee she wanted to ‘punch your face in’ – nothing happened to the bully.

    The irony is – that same supervisor often told me that she is a Proud Conservative Republican – she goes to church, she hates Obama and she hates the gays.

    I agree when the assessment that these Republican Conservatives are immoral.

  2. Lots of tweets have been directed to Megyn Kelley with suggested questions for tomorrow nights debate. Here are a few examples (more at the link):

    As President, what will you do to make sure Obama is blamed for the failures of your term?

    Donald, if elected, will Americans have toupee more taxes? #MegynKellyDebateQuestions

    God created the Earth in a week. Obama needed 6 years to fix the Economy. How lazy is Obama? #MegynKellyDebateQuestions

    #MegynKellyDebateQuestions “You can get a gun easier than allergy medicines, how will you make it easier to get guns?”

    #megynkellydebatequestions As President, how would you protect Texas from being invaded by the federal government?

    “So when God told you to run for President, he spoke in English, right?”

    “What place will the Koch Brothers have in your administration, left or right testicle?” #MegynKellyDebateQuestions

    We all know that gay marriage causes Global Warming. What will you do to protect Israel from that? #MegynKellyDebateQuestions

    #MegynKellyDebateQuestions If elected, what would you do to ensure that Jesus and Santa stay white?

    • My personal favorite – left or right testicle – now that made me laugh.

      I hope the rest of these questions were people trying to be clever. But that one about Texas being invaded by the federal government seems to be an idea that is actually being spewed – and encouraged – by Foxxies Hen House Cluck Fest.

      The Foxxies remind me of a bunch of gossipy old church women – they do a lot of damage using gossip, innuendos and outright lies.

      • I’m fairly sure they were all tongue in cheek. Although I have often heard stuff come from ‘conservatives’ that sounded more made up than the wildest thing I could think of. They prove that their kind of ‘truth’ can be stranger than fiction!

  3. Asher Bob White

    Today’s illustration got it right, perfect in fact: truly a one-ring circus And this will probably be the largest crowed ever for a one-ring circus. I’ll tune-in, too, but I don’t know for how long. I don’t believe I have ever watched the Fox News Channel. I’ve seen a few recorded news clips shown on other channels. My expectations are not very high.

    • Since I can now get the local channels – I need to watch this Death Match live.

      Hopefully, Trump will come out of that one-ring circus stomping on the rest as they run for the Krazy Klown Kar.

      Trump seems like a one-trick pony – and that one trick is illegal immigration. Even on that issue – Trump says he will build a big fence and make Mexico pay for it – without ever telling us exactly how he plans to do that.

      If this guy was from Texas, I would call him – Big Hat, No Cattle

    • BTW – Bob –

      I plan to have Popcorn – but I might need a barf bag close by because there is only so much stupidity that I can stand at any given time.

    • A one ring circus or a circular firing squad? Both? 🙂

  4. I suggest water because if we use wine, beer or spirits we’re gonna be knee walkin’. 🙂

    The only thing that can make this debate better is a drinking game.
    With that in mind, here are 17 rules for the debate:
    1. Every time Donald Trump refers to his wealth, business acumen, or the stupidity of other politicians drink.
    This is probably enough to get you drunk by itself.
    2. Each time Obama’s name — or Obamacare — is mentioned, drink.
    Even though he is Constitutionally unable to run Obama is the 11th candidate on this stage.
    3. Jeb Bush is going to be the Republican nominee.
    He’s also married to a Hispanic woman, if Jeb Bush mentions his wife or how he met her in Mexico, drink.
    4. Ben Carson, who owes his entire candidacy to the fact that he’s a black man who doesn’t like Obama, is a retired neurosurgeon.
    When doctors run for political office, they always have to remind us that they are doctors. Any time Ben Carson mentions being a doctor, drink.
    5. Marco Rubio is Hispanic and his family is from Cuba.
    When Marco Rubio mentions he’s Hispanic or his family is from Cuba, drink.
    If Rubio goes a step further and holds up a sign saying, “Hey, dipshits, there aren’t enough white people to elect you by themselves any longer,” finish your drinks.
    6. Mike Huckabee has gone from the nice pastor you used to like when you were a kid to the creepily religious guy.
    When Mike Huckabee says something creepily religious, drink.
    7. John Kasich is the governor of Ohio which means he’s going to be Jeb Bush’s vice presidential nominee.
    But we all have to pretend like there is lots of suspense in who will end up on the Republican ticket. So every time Kasich says Ohio, drink.
    8. Drink when the following are mentioned: Hillary Clinton, Benghazi, or Hillary’s emails.
    If Donald Trump calls Hillary a bitch, which wouldn’t shock me at all and would probably cause him to rise in the Republican primary polls, finish your drink.
    9. Every time planned parenthood is mentioned, drink.
    If it’s coupled with a plea to end abortion, drink anew and pray for an awkward follow up question, “So (insert candidate here) if your 14 year old daughter got pregnant, you’d want the government to insist she keep the baby?”
    10. Whenever Iran, Russia, or China are mentioned and a candidate promises to “get tough” with them, drink.
    If Megyn Kelly rolls her eyes and follows up with this question, “By ‘get tough’ what do you actually mean?” do a shot.
    11. When Chris Christie says something like, “I’m blunt, I just tell it like it is,” while not being blunt or telling it like it is, drink.
    If he mentions Bruce Springsteen, do a shot.
    12. When Ronald Reagan is mentioned, drink.
    The Republican obsession with Ronald Reagan went way past creepy a long time ago.
    13. Every time a crazy ass immigration suggestion is made — like an electric fence on the border — drink.
    Republicans lose their collective minds when it comes to immigration.
    14. Drink when Ted Cruz talks about his father coming to America with money sewn into his underwear.
    Also, I hate to be that guy, but will someone just tell Ted Cruz he looks and acts way too much like an asshole to ever be President?
    15. When Rand Paul talks about drones, drink.
    If Rand Paul talks about marijuana being legalized, do a shot.
    16. Scott Walker fought the unions in Wisconsin.
    When Scott Walker mentions that he fought the unions in Wisconsin, drink.
    17. Everyone wants to make America great again.
    When any candidate promises to make America great, or restoring America to greatness, or America is promised to be made better after eight years of awful leadership, drink.

  5. Here’s an article written about Scott Walker and Wisconsin. It could have been written about Kansas. Can you even imagine electing to be president a man who has messed up a state so badly? Scott Walker is one scary candidate! But then which of the republican wannabees isn’t??

    Former UW chancellor offers lament for Wisconsin

    • He’s a Loud-N-Proud Fundy Evangelical Christian Compassionate Conservative – isn’t that an oxymoron?

      If Walker gets in – we can kiss the entire world goodbye because what the corporations don’t destroy – the damn Holy War will finish the job.

      And isn’t that what these Fundies really want – their much-desired Holy War with the Muslims.

      The premise is this – Fundy Christians need the Jews to all get their butts back to their Homeland so Jesus can return to Earth to take his Fundy Christian ‘saved ones’ to Heaven.

      Of course, these Fundies believe that no Jew will be allowed to enter Heaven.

      So – I guess I’m wondering why these Jews are so willing to be used as stepping stones for these Fundy Christians – just to be thrown into the bowels of Hell by Jesus as he adoringly pats the Fundies’ on their pointy little heads??

  6. It’s Friday morning and I haven’t watched the debate. I recorded it so I still might watch it. Since it’s recorded I can hit the fast forward if I choose. 🙂

    I read a few comments and most of them were along the lines of all ten men sounded the same, all criticized Hillary and Obama and beat the war drums — Crank up the military. Cut taxes. Balance the budget. Be afraid of everything. Because … God.

    I liked what Andy Borowitz had to say! It takes just a few minutes to read the link and it makes you smile! 🙂

    Psychologists Urge People With Low Self-Esteem to Watch G.O.P. Debate