"In the 2008 election cycle, the Democratic Party had 26 total debates which Schultz argued spread the candidates too thin."
Here’s an interview of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz by Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC in which the Shultz person says the 26 Democratic debates during the 2008 election cycle “spread the [Democratic] candidates too thin."
Too thin for what? She’s taking about the Democratic candidates for president, and didn’t the Democrats win that office in 2008? On this planet? So in what way did those debates damage the party?
I don’t get it.
(I guess Andrea Mitchell understands this because she didn’t ask. But she’s not telling.)
"Calls for more Democratic presidential primary debates grew so loud at a party convention in New Hampshire Saturday that the party's chairwoman had to raise her voice…"
Yeah, I know. Respectable as opposed to cheap, disgusting, cringe-worthy…
We’ll go quietly.
"Among the tens of thousand of items, you can also get shot glasses, baseballs with an image of the Vatican and pope, Christmas tree ornaments, guitar picks, watches, iPhone covers and even a women’s thong bearing the pope’s likeness."
"But Schlitt was not properly trained as a toilet specialist. After calling an engineer to help, the engineer turned a wrong valve and accidentally unleashed a torrent of sewage and seawater back into the sub."
"Tapper is an experienced political reporter who knows the technical difference between a campaign and a super PAC. Bush obviously knows his own campaign doesn’t have $100 million in donations. And yet the distinction between independent expenditures and direct campaign donations didn’t matter during a nationally televised presidential debate. If the candidates, the press, and the public don’t see a difference, why should the Supreme Court?"
"We rate her statement Mostly False."
"'Donald Trump not denouncing false statements about POTUS & hateful rhetoric about Muslims is disturbing, & just plain wrong. Cut it out. -H,’ [Clinton] tweeted."
"A vengeful Connecticut woman was busted for allegedly keying two cars with the word "wore."
It was apparently a failed attempt at spelling "whore."
Shannon Csapilla, 20, bit back at critics via Instagram Tuesday posting, 'Don't worry, I'm not an English major'…"
"Democracy gives the mass of citizens a path for protest when the gap between ordinary views and a closed rank of elite opinion grows too great. The populist insurgencies that increasingly dominate the contests to select both the Republican and Democratic candidates in the upcoming presidential election show the protest path in action. Elites—in both parties—remain baffled by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’ appeal; and they prayerfully insist that both campaigns will soon fade away. Our study suggests a different interpretation, however.…"
"MOSCOW — After watching the local and gubernatorial elections in Russia on Sunday, one cannot help wondering: Why bother? Why does the Kremlin need to push the illusion of democracy when the results are predetermined?"
"“I am a very peaceful man. I have never plundered anything,” said Mr. Garly"
What’s the point? May as well just call it camping.
I'm not complaining, you understand, just pointing out. Walking to Tennessee would spoil my nap.
…being unfamiliar with it, but this article does a pretty decent job explaining why a lot of people, including myself, are taking an emphatically unforgiving stance critical of the behavior of the Ms. Clinton.]
"It's a near-certainty that foreign intelligence agencies thoroughly penetrated Clinton's email."
That’s plenty bad enough. But more.
“In May 2015, the State Department discovered classified material in Clinton's email. In June, the inspector general of the intelligence community confirmed to Congress that classified material had indeed been discovered, and that copies of said correspondence were being stored on flash drives at the office of David Kendall, Clinton's lawyer. On August 5, the State Department confirmed publicly that it had installed a safe at Kendall's office to store this flash drive brimming with American secrets. Kendall relinquished the now-radioactive drives the next day."
There is no world in which storing classified information on a flash drive in your lawyer’s office is allowed, even for a few months. Or a few days. Or hours. And for the Secretary of State to say, well, gee, she didn’t know that is simply unacceptable. (And for the State Department’s security people to not know this stuff was going on is not acceptable either. If this is the kind of security practiced at State Chelsea nee Bradley Manning, now serving time for divulging State Department documents, deserves a profound apology and a free ticket home.)
…thinking it was the most important televised event of the week but if you did, you were wrong. The most important event of the week (not exactly televised but webvised) is…
for which you can download your own spiffy poster right here.
(And as a special accommodation, we note:
"A keen official observer will live-tweet the ceremony, as will many of the 1100 audience members in Sanders Theatre:
@ImprobResearch, and #IgNobel”)
"Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Christine Wormuth gave a relatively rosy picture of the U.S.-led effort to defeat ISIS, characterizing the Syrian train-and-equip program as merely 'off to a slow start.'"
"Police are investigating the shooting and whether the officer followed appropriate safety procedures."
" One cartoon shows a toddler face-down on the beach beside a billboard advertisement offering two kid’s menu meals for the price of one, with the caption 'So close to making it.' The other, captioned 'Proof that Europe is Christian,' depicts a Jesus-like character walking on water, while another is sinking head first, with the former remarking 'Christians walk on water' and the latter saying 'Muslim children sink.'"
“The physical act of sex will only be a small part of the time you spend with a sex robot — the majority of time will be spent socializing and interacting.”
"In June, leaked emails revealed that Hillary henchman Sidney Blumenthal had orchestrated news stories undermining Caroline while she was vying to be appointed to Hillary’s Senate seat in 2008."
Chick-fil-A, the restaurant chain liberals love to hate, winds up rated third best (behind Chipotle and Panera Bread) by Friends of the Earth for the yummy goodness of its antibiotic and sourcing policies. You can’t get better than third (unless it’s first or second).
Nice going, Chick.
"The nostalgic pictures are designed to present her as an average person — rather than a global brand — and to neutralize the negative image Clinton can sometimes project as the untrustworthy political insider campaigning in a rich lady's uniform of bold-colored pantsuits and a helmet of blonde hair."
"'Are they really escaping tyranny, are they escaping poverty, or are they really just coming because we’ve got cable TV?' Huckabee asked, in an audience question-and-answer session at the conservative Eagle Forum conference in St. Louis."
[It’s a video, just so you know.]
"The floor plan includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms—perfect for a family of four, like Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, and Dino."
"“Carly Fiorina is a better debater than Governor Palin, and she has a great capacity to take on Donald Trump,” said former Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm of Michigan, who played Ms. Palin in Mr. Biden’s mock debate sessions."
The press is doing everything they can to turn Wednesday night’s Republican debate into a let's get Donald show
Look, it's county fair season. Why not just put him in a dunk tank and have at it?
I don’t get this at all.
"MADISON, Wis. (AP) " Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker called Monday for sweeping restrictions on organized labor in the U.S., seeking to replicate nationwide his successful effort as Wisconsin's governor to curb the power of unions."
According to the BLS, only about 12 percent of employed wage and salary workers in the U.S. are represented by unions. So how is all this union power a big concern to anybody? And how many voters are moved on way or the other by an anti-union stance?
Granted it can make for good theater, as it did in Wisconsin a couple of years ago, but in the voting booth? Sounds like a figment of the media’s imagination to me.
Wait till next week.
I like the New York State fashion; that orange was getting downright boring.
"Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is so impressed with Donald Trump’s success that he is now considering running for office himself.…"
Rearrange the deck chairs, Maude, this is starting to get fun.
"Humans are inherently lazy, which may be a trait left over from our ancestors’ days of conserving energy for the next hunt. "
Or just spending too much time with our Work Avoidance Hall of Fame (see column on right).
"No chemical attack was laid onto the United States, and the desire for the Mickey Mouse gas mask vanished. The gas masks were handed to senior officials and others as mere keepsakes."
Some of those college boys are wearing short pants. It's immoral—like those races where the jockeys sit right down on the horse, or pool.
Go Bears. (I know, I know, but go anyway.)