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The winner of the GOP Debate was announced before it was over.

It Was A Tie:

If, in fact, the media were liberal:

:large

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/28/politics/republican-debate-media/index.html

Pass This On.

Rush Limbaugh for moderator!

Ben Carson caught on video claiming Mannatech supplement magically cured his prostate cancer

In what might be the strangest story yet about the seemingly strangest candidate in the 2016 race, YouTube footage has surfaced from 2004 in which Ben Carson tells a group of sales associates for a dietary supplement called Mannatech that after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he began taking the supplement and “within about three weeks my symptoms went away.” It must not have worked that well, as Carson later had surgery to remove the cancer.

It should be pointed out that Carson is a retired medical doctor and brain surgeon, and would seemingly be the last Presidential candidate to be willing to participate in such a junk-medicine pyramid scheme. However the video in question plays up his doctor credentials as a way of giving credence to the supplement in question. Watch the video of Ben Carson claiming that tree bark cured his cancer here:




http://www.dailynewsbin.com/news/ben-carson-caught-on-video-claiming-his-prostate-cancer-was-cured-by-tree-bark-supplement/22733/

More Cops Should Deal With Fighting Kids Like This Officer

Obama praises DC cop for 'Nae Nae' dance-off
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/258553-obama-praises-dc-cop-for-nae-nae-dance-off

Diffusing conflict is the way to go.


https://www.facebook.com/attn/videos/944484825586977/

On Monday afternoon, D.C. police officers broke up two groups of fighting teenagers. A few minutes later, a female officer approached the lingering crowd and told the teens to disperse.

That’s when Aaliyah Taylor, a 17-year-old senior at Ballou High School, walked up to the officer and started playing “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” on her phone. Then she did the Nae Nae dance.

The officer, according to Taylor, laughed and said she had far better dance moves than that.

What happened from there on the 200 block of K Street SW was a rather impressive dance-off between the police officer and the teen, and an example of positive community policing at a time when national attention is focused on discriminatory and abusive police tactics. The onlooking teens caught the dance battle on their cell phones while a song by rapper Dlow played in the background.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2015/10/28/a-d-c-cop-tried-to-break-up-a-group-of-teens-it-ended-in-this-impressive-dance-off/https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1215561811793950&id=478986762118129

"I'm Sorry You Widdle Tummy Hurts....."

Carly Fiorina Will NEVER Be President.

But I think one candidate stood out in stupidity during the debate, and in doing so probably ended any slim chance she might have had to become this nation's president. That candidate is Carly Fiorina. She did that by attacking two of the most popular things the federal government has ever done -- Social Security and the minimum wage. And she showed her complete lack of understanding about our Constitution by claiming that both were actually unconstitutional. She said:

“There is no Constitutional role for the federal government in setting up retirement plans. There is no Constitutional role for the federal government to be setting minimum wages.”

She doesn't seem to care that the Supreme Court has ruled both Social Security and the minimum wage to be constitutional -- ignoring the fact that the Constitution gives the federal government the right "to lay and collect taxes" and to "provide for the. . .general welfare of the United States". Surely, allowing workers to invest in a government program that will insure they don't have to live in abject poverty when they retire, and insuring that those who are willing to work a full-time job don't have to live in poverty, are programs that insure the general welfare of this country.

She also ignores the fact that both of these government efforts have been largely successful. Before Social Security was enacted, over 50% of the nation's senior lived in poverty. Now that figure has been reduced to about 10% (and with an expansion of benefits could be even lower). The minimum wage gave workers a livable level of income. That has been eroded by government inaction and needs to be raised now, but Fiorina is in that group of far-right Republicans who would not only not raise the minimum wage, but would eliminate it altogether -- a move that would insure millions of working Americans must live in poverty (and put a downward pressure on the wages of all American workers).

She shows us that she simply doesn't care for Americans that are not rich. But that is not an attitude that the general public in this country will tolerate. A hefty majority of Americans support both Social Security and the minimum wage. Poll after poll has shown that the public wants Social Security protected (and oppose any cuts to the program). And those polls also show that the public wants the minimum wage raised. The debate is not over whether the minimum wage should exist, but over how much it should be raised (and a significant majority would like it raised to at least $10 and hour).


MORE:
http://jobsanger.blogspot.com/2015/10/fiorina-debate-blunder-insures-she-will.html




Jaysus Harold Christ, what a bunch of saggy-diapered, puling toddlers these people are.

So, the whiny-ass crybaby GOP candidates are having a meeting Sunday — to which RNC Chair Rinses Repeatus is pointedly not invited — because the debates are unfair and mean, you guys!
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/10/gop-campaigns-rnc-debates-215371#ixzz3q2k6AMeg


.......does Rubio honestly expect anyone to believe he doesn’t thank sweet babby Jeebus for the question that gave him a chance to stick a shiv in Jeb? Please.

Perhaps they’ll issue a list of demands to ensure their continued participation, such as yoooodge and classy greenrooms and the right to submit campaign infomercials in lieu of appearing on stage for questions.

Jaysus Harold Christ, what a bunch of saggy-diapered, puling toddlers these people are. I doubt Hillary Clinton wanted to spend 11 hours being grilled by a committee of snarling partisan jackals, but she hitched up her pantyhose and went to Capitol Hill. Because that’s what grownup politicians do.

If these whiny-ass Republican crybabies can’t withstand the ferocious inquisition of CNBC’s Becky Quick, I’m pretty sure they’d go fetal and whimper into their binkies at the mere sight of Putin. What a bunch of craven, candy-ass, sniveling milksops.


http://www.balloon-juice.com/2015/10/30/friday-morning-open-thread-16/

Without Obamacare 'I'd have lost the farm,' says Alabama farmer




Hank Adcock of Nectar lost half his right hand in a farming accident in June – but he'll tell anybody who will listen that he would have lost a lot more if it weren't for Obamacare.

"I'd a lost the farm, I guess," said Adcock.

The farm has been in his family for three generations, and Adcock has been working it for most of his 62 years. In June, both hands got caught in a hay baler while Adcock worked alone on Straight Mountain.

The machine yanked off his right ring and pinkie fingers, along with most of the muscle and bones connecting them to his wrist. He pulled the right hand out with his left, which then got caught, crushed and cut in the machine.

Adcock estimates that it took nearly 10 minutes to free himself from the machine. Then he wrapped up his mangled right hand and drove his truck – a stick shift – to the nearest house.

"Us country folk are tough," he said.



MORE:
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/10/slow_growth_higher_premiums_ex.html
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