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My brother's boyfriend doesn't.

does he like this LP?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKZyDsNMves

 

also, maybe my question regarding your short list wasn't worded correctly...

I hope the author won't be upset if dies and people on the right celebrate. 

 

 

for those 'on the right' celebrants, whose death would cause such merriment? 

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Do you think Cosby is a jerk?

 

Would it be safe to assume that Trump is?

 

Can we not judge public figures by their record?

 

Bill Cosby is completely different. We're talking about a respected jurist who served 30 years on the nation's highest court. Not a serial rapist.

 

I don't think it would be safe to assume that about Trump. He has certainly articulated some abhorrent views, but I think it's a step beyond to reduce that person to only those views.

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I don't think it would be safe to assume that about Trump. He has certainly articulated some abhorrent views, but I think it's a step beyond to reduce that person to only those views.

 

That's more than a little coy to me.  I suppose it could all be theater to him, and he might actually be the surreptitiously mellowest prankster who ever swindled and hoodwinked us all. 

 

I think what's important here is that people enter a public arena and interact with their country's perception of them- whether that's their truest self, or just a role they've chosen.  I think that warrants well placed cries of "buffoon" or "asshole" in Trump's general direction.  As you've probably already pointed out, it doesn't warrant grave dancing. If you want to step on the national stage and run the country then the public not only can but should scrutinize, satirize, and characterize you the way they see fit. To propose otherwise would be an emperor's new clothes kind of caution.

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Sanders still scored a good chunk of the delegates. His continued relevance is captivating.

 

The Jeb campaign is so sad to me. I have no love for the Bush family and had no interest in president Jeb, there's just something palpably tragic in the figure he casts. It reminds me of the Romney documentary that was on Netflix, you can just taste the failure.

 

What I wonder for the GOP is have they all torn up every candidate that could actually challenge Trump to the point where they're irrelevant? Everyone had stars in their eyes for Rubio a few weeks ago, and his debate performance was so abysmal he seems to be hardly relevant already.

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Trump is a pathological narcissist. Anyone who's had any close dealings with such toxic individuals would be a fool to cast his or her vote for him. The thought of a Trump presidency is mortifying.

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The Jeb campaign is so sad to me. I have no love for the Bush family and had no interest in president Jeb, there's just something palpably tragic in the figure he casts. It reminds me of the Romney documentary that was on Netflix, you can just taste the failure.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yHckRTkcZg&feature=youtu.be

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Wow, embarrassingly sad video. He couldn't even get "Hey, I know! I'll pass out turtles because, you know, 'slow and steady wins the race'. The tortoise and the hare, that's me!" right. "They're sea turtles". When I used to sail, sea turtles would swim along side the boat, looking nothing like slow tortoises from Aesop.

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I never thought Jeb was very enthusiastic about running. It seems like maybe he ran because that's what you do when you are a bush.

 

I said that very thing to anyone who asked me. I never thought his heart was truly in it. And running for the American presidency is nothing something that can be done half-assed if one has any hope of winning.

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Jeb's epic fail brings an end to the old Republican Party.  We are now left with the Trump/Cruz/Rubio wing of the party controlling the conversation.  Two of the three are clearly religious zealots and the third is a neo-fascist.  Of course there is some overlap here I guess. 

 

I am still predicting the actual show down between Hillary and Rubio, but it is possible that Trump could prevail.  I just can't see the convention giving Trump the nomination.  (And yes, even though I support Bernie, his gradual elimination seems obvious.  I find it particularly humorous that the two candidates are arguing over who is going to get the Latino vote.  Clearly both are.)

 

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All in all, this has been a fascinating primary so far. And it looks to only get more intriguing, especially with the chance of a brokered convention for the GOP. There was an interesting article on fivethirtyeight.com about how the delegate math for Cruz just doesn't add up...he's strong in proportional delegate states and weak in winner-take-all states. But the longer he stays in, the easier it is for Trump to win states, because despite his perceived ceiling, Trump will come out ahead in a 3-way race.

 

It does look like Sanders is fading. Losing Nevada hurts him because there will now be no momentum boost to help him gain any much-needed ground in the South.

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Bernie actually did great in Nevada. But the south is going to be a tough sell.  Meanwhile since I gave him money a couple times, his campaign is begging more.  I think I will hold on to my cash until after super Tuesday and see what gives at that point. 

 

I think the anti-Hillary/pro-Bernie folks are going to have to do some serious soul searching fairly soon.  People may not like/trust her, but the specter of a Trump/Rubio /Cruz presidency has to bring some of them to their senses.

 

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