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Kasich ad: "He'll do for Michigan what he's done for Ohio."



You have got to be kidding. Who writes this bullshit?

This is my crack, baby!

Hateful Twitter nutters use Nancy Reagan’s death to bash First Lady Michelle Obama


Former First Lady Nancy Reagan visits the White House on June 3, 2009. Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

With the advent of Twitter, the death of any controversial figure immediately leads to both condolences and insults directed at the dearly departed, and the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan was certainly no exception.

While there are more than a few rude comments directed at the wife of former President Ronald Reagan, her death also prompted some conservatives to lash out out at current First Lady Michelle Obama.

Fox News host Charles Gasparino went a step further blasting President Barack Obama for not immediately issuing a statement on the former first lady, writing, “fitting: no comment yet from @POTUS on nancy reagan’s death because he’s on a golf trip.”

Michelle Obama, however, was the main focus on a day for some when most Americans — both conservative and liberal — paid condolences to the Reagan family.

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/hateful-twitter-nutters-use-nancy-reagans-death-to-bash-first-lady-michelle-obama/comments/

This coming Tuesday is election day here in Michigan... And the Scorpios are registered to vote.

Here in the primaries, you can only vote for one party or the other and, of course, we're both voting for a Democrat... Period.

Who that Democrat will be... I'm not telling. I'm not interested in this internecine war that the Dems are waging right now. Because when it comes to November, I would happily vote for ONE OR THE OTHER. The way I see it, both of our choices have more in common than they do have not in common, despite what their most fervent supporters have to say.

If you've known me all of these years, you would know that I hate Republicans more than I even like Democrats. I know who my demons are and they are a far better improvement over RWNJs.

My concern is more with the country than any certain politician, because I know that the powers that be will still be around no matter who the president will be. I know that we're all co-opted in ways to put oligarchs in charge because they've convinced too many of us to make their interests our own. It's not like we can divorce ourselves from our cars, our loans, our food, the electrical grid and the way those things are provided to us, without creating some sort of general upheaval and subsequently, a backlash. But most importantly, it's going to take way more than picking a president to change any of that, if we want to revolutionize these things for the better. Our political process is too entrenched, too disconnected, too convoluted, too dependent on too much money, too susceptible to silly nonsense, too absent of voter savvy and too vacant of voter interest to create the sort of sea change that so many people are expecting from any ONE politician. (My answer is to engage in more of an effort to fix fucking Congress and to never let up trying to force issues even in years WITHOUT elections. But that's a conversation for another time.)

IF you want a revolution, you need to expect it to be a big one... And big revolutions are rarely pretty.

Picking your choice IS an extremely important one, but it's only the least of things that can be done. America will always be America. And the main problem with this concrete fact, whether we like it or not, is that America's wealth, power, influence and hunger creates mayhem, especially when it's subjected to unwanted change. American foreign and domestic policy will always take questionable turns regardless the party in charge.

No one can dispute that that those turns will be more questionable when taken by Republicans than by ANY Democrat. I don't care how much anyone hate's the other Dem opponent... I know that Democrats aren't perfect. But goddammit, the GOPers are all crazy and incompetent. No matter who you plan to vote for, because of how America is organized and what our long term interests are, chances are pretty good that you'll stand to be disappointed at some point in their term of office by some action taken by the person that you're now supporting. Quite frequently, inhabitants of the Oval Office are given ONLY two choices, bad and worse.

This is the sad fact about the country we're all living in: Situations will invariably render unfavorable decisions by leaders, politics will be politics no matter what and voters are usually far too few and far too uniformed to outgun powerful and protracted interests. Wealth and power has spent a lot of time, effort and money on the institutions that protect them, because those protections work. No one president will ever have the power to sweep them away, especially when there's an entire other party and their electorate to oppose that president, even for mostly stupid reasons.

Now, if you're not hearing me right now, that's alright. It really doesn't matter to me, simply because I'll still vote for your candidate anyway in November without a qualm. Just remember that I'm only interested in outcomes... Winning, to me, is the ONLY thing.

My only expectation is for YOUR choice (whomever that will be) to win this god-damned primary, so we can ALL go kick GOPer ass come the general election. Now, if you want me to vote for your choice in November, just make sure that you get your choice on that ballot as the Democrat.

It's as simple as that.

When the relationship goes to the next level...

Fans...

Donald Trump kept a book of Hitler's speeches by his bed, according to his ex-wife

According to a 1990 Vanity Fair interview, Ivana Trump once told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that her husband, real-estate mogul Donald Trump, now a leading Republican presidential candidate, kept a book of Hitler's speeches near his bed.

"Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler's collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed ... Hitler's speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist," Marie Brenner wrote.

Hitler was one of history's most prolific orators, building a genocidal Nazi regime with speeches that bewitched audiences.

"He learned how to become a charismatic speaker, and people, for whatever reason, became enamored with him," Professor Bruce Loebs, who has taught a class called the Rhetoric of Hitler and Churchill for the past 46 years at Idaho State University, told Business Insider earlier this year.

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In the Vanity Fair article, Ivana Trump told a friend that her husband's cousin, John Walter "clicks his heels and says, 'Heil Hitler," when visiting Trump's office.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-used-to-keep-a-book-of-hitlers-speeches-by-his-bed-according-to-his-ex-wife-a6765391.html

Overdid leg day at the gym...

"You'll pay for this, Sheila!"

"Did you bring the shit?"

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