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    Water Cooler 4/30/2016 OPEN THREAD – Trump, Anti-Trump and #NeverTrump

    Water Cooler  4/30/2016 OPEN THREAD - Trump, Anti-Trump and #NeverTrump

       SiriusXM and the Republican Convention SiriusXM, in expectation of Donald Trump Reality Radio (SiriusXM is calling it “Convention Radio,” but none are fooled), will provide “gavel to gavel” coverage of Cleveland live from the convention floor. Although the Republican Convention isn’t officially called to order until Monday, July 18th, the plan is to promote the weekend prior as “Prelude to The Convention” programming. “Our | Read More »

    “No Trump Anytime” Coming to a City Near You!

    "No Trump Anytime" Coming to a City Near You!

    Clearly Donald Trump is Not Welcomed Here   all images courtesy Plastic Jesus, inc.   “NO TRUMP ANYTIME” Signs Pop Up from LA to DC                                               

    Family Research Council Requests Congress Investigate Illegal Abortion Funding

      AmeriCorps is a federally funded, government program who’s goal is “to meet critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.” Between 2013 and 2015, six Americorps members helped a few pregnant women meet their “critical need” of an abortion by “supporting them during the abortion procedure” while at a New York City Health Center. Following OIG’s public release of their investigation’s findings | Read More »

    New Harvard Poll: Cruz Millennials Pick Trump in Clinton/Trump Election

    New Harvard Poll: Cruz Millennials Pick Trump in Clinton/Trump Election

      A Harvard IOP Spring Poll released 25 April,  has Hillary a clear favorite at 61% to The Donald’s 25% among “likely voters” aged 18 – 29 years old. Not terribly startling or remarkable.   Yet, when the Harvard pollsters asked the millennially-aged, tried and true, Cruz supporter who they would pick in November if their choices were Clinton and Trump, a whopping 69% said they | Read More »

    WaterCooler Open Thread 4/23/2016 Conservatism; Establishment; Manafort

    WaterCooler Open Thread   4/23/2016  Conservatism; Establishment; Manafort

    Watercooler    A Conservative Platform “Why is it our side that’s afflicted with all the loonies?” — William F. Buckley, Jr. If the father of modern conservatism were alive today, there’s a good chance he’d take back his words given the liberal’s propensity to attract their own brand of crazy. However, there’s been much ado about an irrevocable splintering of the Republican Party, as if | Read More »

    Water Cooler OPEN THREAD 4/16/2016 Security; Brexit; Cuba

    Water Cooler OPEN  THREAD  4/16/2016 Security; Brexit; Cuba

      SECURITY Dianne Feinstein has caused turbulence in the aviation industry this week by introducing amendments to the hugely anticipated FAA Reauthorization Act making it’s way through Congress. The bill is an important adjunct to previous legislation which aims to stymie attempts by terrorist organizations like ISIS to cross our borders. Therefore, addressed within the bill, is the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). It’s cross-border (state and | Read More »

    WaterCooler 4/9/2016 Open Thread: WASPs; The Hell You Say!; The 80’s were Unfit for Children

    WaterCooler 4/9/2016 Open Thread: WASPs; The Hell You Say!; The 80's were Unfit for Children

      Women Airforce Service Pilots “This is not a time when women should be patient. We are in a war and we need to fight it with all our ability and every weapon possible. Women pilots, in this particular case, are a weapon waiting to be used.” – First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, 1942 Congresswoman, Martha McSally (R-Arizona), the first female to fly an aircraft into | Read More »

    Trump’s Mexico Wall Plan Blow to US Economy

    Trump's Mexico Wall Plan Blow to US Economy

      Exclusive and incomplete list of full implications of Trumps plan, and put human rights violations from UN, etc… and trade agreements aside, the US collects about 8.5% per remit transaction.   Mexican immigrants remittances equaled $22bn in 2013. That would be a loss to our economy of almost $2bn.

    Don’t Elect #JoshBaskin President!

    Trump on Japan and South Korea From a strictly business perspective, Trump makes sense. If Japan and South Korea defend themselves, the US won’t need to defend them. It’s also Obama’s strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan. Withdraw our troops and make them responsible for their own security. It’s America’s fault, after all, these countries are in the mess their in and a couple millenia of | Read More »

    WaterCooler 4/02/2016 Open Thread Busted Play; Fantasy Football; Juke

    WaterCooler  4/02/2016  Open Thread Busted Play; Fantasy Football; Juke

    #NeverTrump In honor of Senator Marco Rubio’s bold, albeit shhhh, move this week to solidify delegate loyalty, aka skin in the game, at the Republican Convention, the following is the 2016 presidential election roster through the telephoto lens of the senator’s favorite past time. Football. 2016 Republican Campaign  busted play (wikipedia) : A play (2016 Republican Election Campaign) which, due to unforeseen circumstances (Donald Trump),  deteriorates | Read More »