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Have you ever heard of Jim Gilmore?

He plans to announce his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in the first week of August 2015

This guy is dangerous...

Gilmore is the President & CEO of the Free Congress Foundation , a conservative think tank which was founded by Paul Weyrich. Paul Weyrich was a white supremacist, anti Semite, anti gay etc. He passed away in 2008

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Weyrich

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Gilmore

She's here!!! Sarah Palin: McCain Is A Hero — And So Is Donald Trump!

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sarah-palin-trump-mccain

BySARA JERDEPublishedJULY 21, 2015, 12:49 PM EDT

Sarah Palin told CNN that she knows of two heroes in politics right now – her former running mate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and the man he can't seem to agree with – Donald Trump.

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice president nominee, told CNN on Monday that both men are heroes in the middle of a war of words fueled by the media.

"Sen. McCain dedicated his life to serving our country, and in my humble opinion the sacrifices made by all ethical service members are heroic – putting it all on the line to defend freedom IS heroic – and Donald Trump is a hero in another arena," Palin told CNN, in an email.

"Both men have more in common than the today's media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation,” she said.

McCain has said Trump, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination, “fired up the crazies” and called other politicians in his party “whacko birds.” Trump said that he does not consider McCain a war hero because he was captured and spent five years as a prisoner in Vietnam.

Palin also threw a little shade at McCain.

“Everywhere I go," she told CNN, "hard-working patriotic Americans – not 'crazies' or 'wacko birds' – ask me to pass on to Mr. Trump encouragement to keep educating the masses about true ramifications of illegal immigration, and in general the real state of our union."




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey-dunn/sarah-palin-john-mccain-donald-trump_b_7837860.html

American Backstab: Sarah Palin's Second Betrayal of John McCain

It's another Palin con job: She's nowhere in the middle of the road on this one; she's in a ditch somewhere to the right side of demagoguery -- clearly siding with Trump and chastising McCain for his criticisms of Trump and those who support his racist rhetoric.

*read whole article at link

You tell them Chris!!

Matthews: Republicans Don’t Want Trump Now, But Were ‘Giggling’ at Birtherism

by Ken Meyer | 8:16 pm, July 21st, 2015

Throughout the media discussion surrounding the backlash Donald Trump has received for his comments, one of the recurring questions has been about why the GOP condemnation is so widespread this time around, but not when he was riding on the back of the birther movement.

During today’s Hardball, Chris Matthews said that the Republican “roar of disapproval” was much more tangible now than it was when they were “ the clown act” in which Trump attacked President Obama.

Steve Schmidt said there were members of the GOP like himself and fellow guest Michael Steele who recognized that Trump’s rhetoric was inappropriate then as well, and it agreed reflected badly on the party.

Matthews acknowledged that it wasn’t condoned universally, but noted the party largely “giggled in their backseats” while Trump was using the movement in order to “miniaturize” Obama:

“He bragged about forcing the president, like they stopped him in a car, let’s see your license. The miniaturization of his persona was part of the Republican plan. Everybody loved it when it was working for the party. Now you see the clown act writ large and he’s going after your own people. We shouldn’t have Donald Trump in our midst. Well, you got him.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/chris-matthews-republicans-dont-want-trump-now-but-were-giggling-at-birtherism/


watch the video here at 10:26 and look at the expression on Michael Steel's face it's priceless

Graham: 'Don't vote for me' if you're 'worn out by war'

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Americans on Thursday not to vote for him in the 2016 presidential election if they are worn out by war.

The 2016 GOP presidential candidate appeared on Fox News’s "Fox & Friends," where co-host Steve Doocy questioned his past war hawk rhetoric.

“It’s a tough message,” he told Graham. “A lot of people are just worn out by war.”
"Well, don’t vote for me," the Republican senator responded. "Don't vote for me, because I’m telling you what’s coming: Barack Obama’s policies leading from behind are going to allow another 9/11."

" is large, rich and entrenched,” he added, referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “If I’m president they will be poor, small and on the run.”

Graham also said that U.S. ground forces were necessary for defeating ISIS before they could reach targets on American soil.

“I’m trying to tell the American people and the Republican primary voter — the only way I know to defend this country is to send some of us back to Iraq and eventually to Syria to dig these guys out of the ground, destroy the Caliphate, kill as many of them as you can, hold territory and help people over there help themselves,” he said.

Graham further tied President Obama’s counterterrorism strategy to Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of State and the Democratic presidential front-runner.

“I think it’s the lack of confidence in her ability to distinguish herself from Barack Obama,” he said when asked about Clinton’s lack of media availability on the campaign trail.

“Her biggest nightmare is for someone to ask her, ‘Hey, do you think the war on terror is going well? Do you agree with Barack Obama’s foreign policy?’” he said. “’If you don’t, tell us why.’ ”

Graham added that Clinton’s perceived secrecy would likely cost her voters next year.

“Well, it’s easier to talk to the North Korean guy than it is her,” he quipped, comparing Clinton to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “At the end of the day, when 57 percent of people don’t trust you, you’ve got a problem,”

Graham officially launched his 2016 presidential campaign on Monday from his hometown of Central, S.C.

He has already made a muscular foreign policy a key theme of his bid. “I want to be president to defeat the enemies trying to kill us, not just penalize them or criticize them or contain them, but defeat them,” he said on Monday.

By Mark Hensch - 06/04/15 11:33 AM EDT
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/244022-graham-dont-vote-for-me-if-youre-anti-war

* He's at 2% in the polls..lol. Is he serious to think he will win?


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Nothing new here, keep moving people." Phony GOP outrage

Why do you think the GOP is angry with Trump? He is only saying what they feel but afraid to say it.


Could you imagine the conversations? lol




Hmm, here is some nice satire to go along with your morning coffee. Topic: Sarah Palin

JULY 14, 2015

Poll: Palin Would Bring Much-Needed Dignity to Republican Field
BY ANDY BOROWITZ


WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would bring much-needed dignity to the 2016 Republican field, a new poll shows.

According to the poll, conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, Palin’s ability to articulate her positions on issues with precision and restraint is sorely lacking among other entrants in the G.O.P. race.


Additionally, voters said that the former governor’s breadth of knowledge in the fields of economics, foreign affairs, and American history would place her head and shoulders above the current crop of Republican hopefuls.

In the words of one voter who was surveyed, “When I hear some of these candidates talk, I sure do miss Sarah Palin.”

Despite the overwhelming sense that she would contribute gravitas and intellectual rigor that have been woefully missing from the G.O.P. contest, a Palin candidacy appears unlikely, a spokesman said.

“Governor Palin is very flattered by this poll, but she is concerned that being associated with this field of candidates could harm her stature,” he said.

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/poll-palin-would-bring-much-needed-dignity-to-republican-field

*Imo, this isn't satire. roflmao

on MSNBC right now...GOP fears losing Trump voters

RNC can't reason with Trump to tone down the anti-Latino rhetoric, Trump threatens running on a 3rd party ticket. Trump attacks all of his fellow conservative running mates.August 8th is going to be awesome.

When a black German woman discovered her grandfather was the Nazi villain of 'Schindler's List'

I just thought this was interesting...

An odd series of events led Jennifer Teege to discover that her grandfather was none other than the notorious Nazi Amon Goeth.
By Avner Shapira | Feb. 6, 2015 | 7:05 PM |

In the mid-1990s, near the end of the period during which she lived in Israel, Jennifer Teege watched Steven Spielberg’s film “Schindler’s List.” She hadn’t seen the film in a movie theater, and watched it in her rented room in Tel Aviv when it was broadcast on television.

“It was a moving experience for me, but I didn’t learn much about the Holocaust from it,” she tells me by phone from her home in Hamburg, mostly in English with a sprinkling of Hebrew. “I’d learned and read a great deal about the Holocaust before that. At the time I thought the film was important mainly because it heightened international awareness of the Holocaust, but I didn’t think I had a personal connection to it.”

Indeed, it was not until years later that Teege, a German-born black woman who was given up for adoption as a child, discovered that one of the central characters in the film, Amon Goeth, was her grandfather. Many viewers recall the figure of Goeth, the brutal commander of the Plaszow concentration camp in Poland – played in the film by Ralph Fiennes – from the scenes in which he shoots Jewish inmates from the porch of his home. But Teege, who had not been in touch with either her biological mother or biological grandmother for years, had no idea about the identity of her grandfather.

The discovery came like a bolt from the blue in the summer of 2008, when she was 38 years old, as she relates in the memoir “Amon,” which was published in German in 2013 (co-authored with the German journalist Nikola Sellmair), and is due out in English this April under the title “My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past.”

*read the rest...

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-features/1.640997

Here she is. You want a good laugh today???

Relax, Sarah Palin just solved California's drought crisis

By Mark Frauenfelder at 5:21 pm Fri, Jul 3, 2015

People smart enough to pay $99.99 a year to subscribe to the Sarah Palin Channel learned that their winking maverick hero has solved the California drought crisis.

“You might ask, though, why don’t they just fix the infrastructure problem, why don’t they just build more reservoirs and plants? After all, California is a coastal state. It’s got a whole ocean right there, water all around ya.”

Why didn't Jerry Brown's college-boy scienticians think of it first? Because they are all a bunch of atheists and global warming propagandists!

http://boingboing.net/2015/07/03/relax-sarah-palin-just-solved.html

http://national.suntimes.com/national-world-news/7/72/1395381/sarah-palin-california-drought-build-more-reservoirs

*this link is more detailed*

51 reasons you know you’re a real New Yorker

If you’ve experienced at least 20 of the following, you’re well on your way to having that coveted “real New Yorker” credibility

1. You've never, ever been to the Statue of Liberty.

2. You think a reasonable price for either a movie ticket or a decent cocktail is, like, $14.

3. You can walk, eat, talk on the phone and hail a cab, all at the same time.

4. You jaywalk (and would never consider not jaywalking).

5. You're instantly skeptical of/annoyed by any hybrid food creation, no matter how delicious it sounds.

6. …and yet, you've walked 30 blocks in heels, in the rain, just to wait on a two-hour line for said annoying hybrid food creation.

7. You say you're waiting "on line" instead of "in line."

8. The most expensive thing you've ever paid for is the broker's fee on an apartment you'll live in for less than a year.

9. You've delayed breaking up with someone you're not in love with anymore because they have (a) a really amazing view, (b) a super-adorable puppy or (c) an actual bedframe.

10. You consider Pat Kiernan to be a good friend.

11. You pretend your neighborhood is "edgy" even though for the past few years, it's been so gentrified your parents are talking about moving in down the block.

12. You don't avoid eye contact with panhandlers.

13. You've returned to neighborhoods where you lived years ago and have at least five stories along the lines of "I remember when that Starbucks/Citibank/Duane Reade used to be a dive bar/credit union/Burger King."

14. You consider iconic NYC foods (Juniors cheesecake, John's pizza, Shake Shack burgers, etc.) to be "overrated" but are still weirdly proud that they started here.

15. You've walked down a street lined with restaurants while vehemently complaining that there's "nothing to eat."

16. Finding a film crew in neighborhood has long since stopped being exciting and is now just an annoyance (unless you can sneak a croissant off the Law & Order: SVU craft-services table).

17. You feel scared or uneasy when you go somewhere remote and rural.

18. When walking through the city, you adopt a zigzagging route to avoid waiting for the lights to change to cross the street.

19. You've seen at least one person take a dump in the street (usually while on your way to work).

20. You can spot tourists from over a mile away, even when they're trying really hard to look like New Yorkers.

21. You've never been on a sightseeing bus.

22. You are an expert at "platforming": knowing where on the train platform you need to stand to best get to your exit/transfer.

23. Corollary: You walk to the exact point you know the doors are going to open, also known as pre-boarding.

24. You know "It's showtime!" can be one of the most annoying/terrifying things that can possibly be yelled at you.

25. You've done your grocery shopping at the bodega on the corner (or at CVS).

26. You've pretended to be asleep in your seat on a crowded train when someone gets on that probably needs the seat more than you.

27. All of your "Tupperware" is made up of plastic delivery containers.

28. You prefer mice over roaches. The lesser evil…

29. Your closet is mostly full of black.

30. You've been to more bodega and sidewalk ATMs than the bank. The bank is TOO FAR.

31. You associate summer with the smell of hot pee.

32. When tourists ask you for directions, even if you don't know, you'll still point them in a random direction rather than admit you don't know.

33. You make the cabbie take your shorter, faster way (even if, in reality, it is neither shorter nor faster).

34. You've owned eight umbrellas in the past month.

35. You keep several sets of headphones stashed in various places (gym, apartment, work, multiple bags).

36. Every time you accidentally wander into Times Square, you back away in horror as though confronted with the devil itself.

37. The number 100 gets shortened to "a'hun" when referring to uptown blocks, e.g., "a'hun-81st Street."

38. You call fire hydrants "pumps."

39. You are unfazed by the combined experience of observing a gorgeous summer dress while inhaling the smell of rancid garbage.

40. You've fallen asleep standing up on the train.

41. When you have nowhere to be, you're still in a rush to get there.

42. You pronounce it "draw," not "drawer."

43. You avoid the ten square blocks around the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree like the goddamn plague.

44. You knew there was no way in hell Monica and Rachel could have afforded that apartment in the West Village (even before they snuck in the fact that it was rent-controlled).

45. You have hit a cab, bus or car with your umbrella when it has blocked the crosswalk. (You may have even said, "I'm walkin' here!")

46. "Hey, let me get a…" is a perfectly nice way to greet the person taking your order.

47. The New Year's Eve ball drop is best viewed from your television.

48. You do look up at tall buildings—but only if it's the latest starchitect-designed tower.

49. You know exactly which direction is where, no matter where you are (e.g., "I'll meet you on the northwest corner of 53rd Street").

50. You see a scraggly tree in a patch of dirt on a concrete median and think, "Look at that nice little park!"

51. You know that dollar pizza is like sex: Even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.

* As a native New Yorker, I have to say this is all true of me*
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