Water Cooler 1/30/16 Open Thread – Can’t stand him, PETA’s creepy museum plan, Trolling

    Trolling a quarterback:  Quarterbacks are probably used to getting trolled, but probably not from dead people. Poor Jay Cutler. Here’s a portion of an obituary which ran in the Chicago Trib, courtesy of Yahoo. We are told Elizabeth Bowman was many wonderful things, including: “…a woman of loyalty, integrity, opinion, curiosity and intelligence. A lifelong fan of the Cubs, Blackhawks and Bears (except Jay Cutler).” Here’s a poll: | Read More »

    Water Cooler 1/29/16 Open Thread – Hidden behind shrubs, Medical must read, Find the furry, Firing squads

    A little something different:  The New York Times has put out a “a virtual reality film.”  They made the film using footage of campaign events over the last month. You’ll need to download the NYT VR app on your mobile device if you don’t already have it. The Times touts the project this way: “Being alongside voters as they react to their favorite candidate is a | Read More »

    Watercooler 1/28/16 Open Thread – Reid is one of us, Polls of course, Electric NASCAR, Tacos

    Reid & “Our Republican Party”: First up is a bit of walk back from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Reid said yesterday he was “kind of pulling” for Donald Trump. Fine. His choice and not completely unexpected.  Soon after though he said he was “only joking.”  To make sure everyone knew he was trying to make a joke, Roll Call reports he went on the Senate Floor and clarified : “The danger of | Read More »

    Watercooler 1/24/16 Open Thread – No groping, Hopey-changey, CBS poll, Pataki predicts more Dems

    Hope and Change and Trump:  Eight years of hope and change is not enough for some people. Some people want even more of the Obama policies than they have now.  The American Mirror says this lady from Atlanta  has threatened to divorce her husband if he won’t vote for Trump! We could ask Sarah Palin how that “hopey-changy thing” works out, but word is she is out | Read More »

    Watercooler 1/23/2016 Open Thread – Heads up it’s end of the world, Poster pics from RTL, Smash away

    Good news. Trump’s been taught the difference between American and Russian soldiers:  You know about the ad the Donald Trump campaign put out yesterday which was to highlight American veteran issues. Jay Caruso had the rundown here at RedState .  How could anyone miss there were Russian vets in the ad. The uniforms and medals pretty much told the story. Not unexpectedly, Trump was mocked about the whole | Read More »

    Watercooler 1/21/16 Open Thread – Stop and smell the flowers, Iowa polls, Ben’s back

    Of flowers and Fiorina: The phrase that’s gonna hurt: “She ambushed my son’s field trip.”  Ouch.  A little over a dozen pre schoolers found themselves at a “Right to Life” campaign/forum put on by Carly Fiorina at a botanical garden in Des Moines Wednesday. The Hill says the children were “directed to the front of the stage” where Fiorina was speaking. “Fiorina, who has made her anti-abortion stance a central part | Read More »

    Watercooler 1/18/16 Open Thread – #EpicFail, Must know English, Jeb has a plan

    Trump’s a wazzock? As I am writing this the British parliamentary committee is still debating whether or not to ban Donald Trump from that country. This came about through a petition which argued his views on banning Muslims from the USA is viewed as hate speech.  Technically though the body can’t ban Trump. Britain’s Home Secretary would be the one to decide that. Still, Parliament is arguing about it.   This | Read More »

    Watercooler 01/17/16/ Open Thread – Busy mayors, Polls, Russia trying to be helpful

    Russia knows who our next president is: Do we need to even bother with the debates anymore? The Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for World Economy and International Relations’ has put out it’s annual foreign policy forecast which is apparently written “to inform Russian policymakers on trends in foreign policy“. The report predicts Hillary Clinton will beat Marco Rubio in November. Sputnik International News also reveals “the entire female electorate of the | Read More »

    Watercooler 1/16/16/ Open Thread – Special care packs, Go fund yourself, Awaiting SCOTUS

    If you like the First Amendment:  Today is National Religious Freedom Day. To find out what  Thomas Jefferson and Virginia have to do with us observing this day, check out the linked wiki. Changes at Fox News?  Rupert Murdoch owns it but Roger Ailes manages it. It could be due to a recent illness suffered by Ailes or some internal struggles. Who knows with media moguls.  Still, | Read More »

    Watercooler 1/14/2016 Open Thread: Bye bye phone polls, Third party runs, Ed’s back

    Rand gets airtime:  Boy did he get airtime. As you know Rand Paul did not make the main debate stage tonight. He was invited to, but declined, the undercard stage. But he hit every other stage according to CNN: Instead of flying to South Carolina for debate prep, Paul has been on a two-day media tour in New York City, after which he will head to New Hampshire | Read More »

    Watercooler 1/10/16 Open Thread: Happiest Warrior, Birthers gotta birth, Today’s must read

    The happiest happy warrior:  If I had to place a bet on who was the happiest warrior right now I would put it on Arthur Laffer, the father of “supply side economics. Briefly and very simplified SSE suggests if you lower taxes on corporations that money is then invested back into the business which in turn raises production, which causes other great benefits down the road. Anyway, Laffer is now trying | Read More »

    Watercooler 1/9/16 Open Thread: Nothing to see in Germany, A winning ticket buys a lot of Hellfire

    What’s it going to take?  If the violence that took place in Germany New Year’s eve had occurred in America there would be shouting from The Golden Gate Bridge all the way to Manhattan.  You would not be able to quell the yell. At least, I hope that would be the case. Women in Cologne, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg and other cities have lodged complaints of thefts, assaults | Read More »

    Watercooler 1/7/16 Open Thread: NH polling, Another gov runs, UK talks Trump

    Libertarian Field Heats Up: – John McAfee is getting competition in his Libertarian run for the presidency.  Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson said he is once again making a run for the oval office .  He ran back 2012 as a Republican, then dropped out only to get back in the race as a Libertarian after winning that party’s nomination. After his unsuccessful presidential bid, Johnson went on to | Read More »

    Water Cooler (1/2/16) OPEN THREAD – Driverless Cars and Alabama Millionaires

    We won the lottery. That must have been the thought when lawmakers passed the $1 Trillion-plus  omnibus last month.  Nothing like the promise of a whole lot of cash in your pocket to make you go a little crazy.  Since there’s a tiny chance you may similarly find yourself flush with lotto winnings, USA Today has several reminders to help you keep that cash longer. Mostly it’s lots of things not to do like:  “Become | Read More »

    Water Cooler-Thursday (12/31/15) – Open Thread

    Water Cooler-Thursday (12/31/15) - Open Thread

    Let’s start off the Water Cooler by debating the inevitable: Are black eyed peas racist? Someone tell us now before it creates havoc tomorrow. Another Path: A couple days ago  Erick Erickson laid out what could be a  path to victory.  wrote about to victory back in April.  In October, Patrick Buchanan explained Donald Trump’s path to victory in The American Conservative. Here’s one for from Daily Caller.  If | Read More »