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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Neil Young on feeling the Bern "big time"

It was supposed to be Jeb's "turn," too. Can we please stop saying it's Clinton's "turn?"

I'm pretty much on board with all of the other rhetoric, whether i agree with it or not.

Email? I think it probably won't matter with the average voter, no matter how much Trump tries to make it matter.

Benghazi? The Benghazi "Committee" has reluctantly agreed that nothing more could have been done to prevent the tragedy.

Whitewater? Bill? Everything else on the list?

Probably won't matter, just like all of Trump's baggage doesn't matter right now to his supporters.

But it is not Hillary Clinton's "turn" to be President.

You don't get a "turn" for that job. It's not a matter of privilege and patience, it's a matter of earning it.

And whether you want to believe this or not, saying that it is Clinton's "turn" does not shed a positive light on her outside of the people who currently support her.

No one's going to "get behind" her that's not there already just because someone wants to romanticize and idealize the election by saying that she is a proud warrior who has "earned her turn."

I'm not buying that, and neither are a lot of people. It's naive, it's immature, it's clueless.

Thanks. Now pile on if you must.

Axl is clearly more excited about "doing more" for AC/DC than Angus is.

Angus Young admits that he’s not sure what’s ahead for AC/DC after they wrap up their tour with Axl Rose. One thing’s for sure, though: Rose is ready to keep going.

“We were committed to finishing this tour, so that’s been our main goal, and Axl’s helping us,” Young told NDR.de. “I know he’s very excited. He keeps saying can he do more? But we don’t really know at the end how we will [proceed]. But we wanna get [through] this tour, which we were committed to doing. We wanna finish it.”


Clinton favorable/unfavorable as of May 23: 43/54, 41/57, 31/52, 37/61, 36/55, average = 37.6/55.8


You can go to the link to see the actual chart.

The Economist/YouGov, ABC News/Wash Post, CBS News/NY Times, FOX News, PPP (D) average = 37.6 favorable / 55.8 unfavorable.

Sanders ( http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/sanders_favorableunfavorable-5263.html ) gets 49.4 favorable, 38.6 unfavorable (also the average).

Fortune: Polls Show Trump Winning in a Clinton Showdown, and They May Be Right

Polls Show Trump Winning in a Clinton Showdown, and They May Be Right


There were some early signs several weeks ago that suggested Trump might be more competitive in a general election than some soothsayers were predicting. There was a George Washington University Battleground poll that had shown Clinton with a statistically insignificant three-point lead over Trump, a Quinnipiac poll taken in early May that showed Clinton and Trump running dead even in the battleground states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and an earlier Rasmussen poll—later widely dismissed—that showed Clinton and Trump in a dead heat. But for months, most national polls have shown Trump trailing by anywhere from 8 to 12 points among registered voters, a margin confirmed by the Real Clear Politics (RCP) polling average, and which, for a stretch from February to April, had Clinton leading in every head-to-head matchup.

That appears to have changed—and changed dramatically. Within the last 10 days, five polls have shown the race essentially a dead heat, with Trump actually leading by statistically insignificant margins in three of these polls.

The Wall Street Journal-NBC News: Clinton 46-Trump 43
The Washington Post—ABC News: Clinton 44-Trump 46
Fox News: Clinton 42-Trump 45
Rasmussen: Clinton 37-Trump 42
The New York Times—CBS News: Clinton 47-Trump 41

Taken together, the average for the five polls is a dead-even 43-43.

What appears to be happening is that the end of the bitter Republican primary battle has allowed Trump the opportunity to solidify his support among Republicans, and in doing so, his favorability ratings have risen, while Clinton’s unfavorable ratings have remained relatively constant, or in some polls, her favorability has deteriorated. The Fox News Poll shows 61% with an unfavorable view of Clinton vs. 56% unfavorable for Trump. The Washington Post-ABC poll shows that 60% of voters view Trump unfavorably, while 53% view Clinton unfavorably, which are nonetheless astronomically high for both candidates. In some respects, it is remarkable that, given the personal nature of the attacks directed by Trump at his rivals, and in some cases by Trump’s rivals against him, the GOP has come together so quickly, although there are still wounds that will take month—if not years—to heal. Clinton, on the other hand, is suffering from the continuation of a long primary struggle against an opponent unwilling to concede and who gives every indication of being willing to fight all the way to the convention.

Drug Trafficker, Sex Vactioner, and now...Crybaby Martyr! Limbaugh's "IDGAF" Kiss-Off


Rush Limbaugh: Host Says He Won’t Endorse Donald Trump Because 'What Difference Does It Make Now?'
"I don’t live under any delusions here that people are going to make up their minds on these serious things just ’cause I happen to tell people who I’m for," he said Monday, reports The Daily Caller.

Kenneth Starr fired by the Baylor Board of Regents in the wake of a sexual assault scandal


Baylor declined to respond to reports Tuesday that President and Chancellor Kenneth Starr, best known for his investigation of the Clinton administration, has been fired by the Board of Regents in the wake of a sexual assault scandal involving the school and its football team.

The possible dismissal was first reported by Chip Brown of Scout’s HornsDigest.com and later by Geoff Ketchum of Orangebloods.com and KCEN’s Nikki Laurenzo.

Starr did not immediately return an email request from The Post seeking comment Tuesday. Efforts to reach the chairman of the university’s Board of Regents, Richard Willis, were unsuccessful. As of early Tuesday afternoon, the university’s website made no mention of any change in Starr’s status, though later the school issued this statement:

On Starr’s watch, the school is accused of failing to respond to rapes or sexual assaults reported by at least six women students from 2009-2016. Although the problem of sexual assault at the university goes beyond the football team, at least eight former Baylor football players have been accused of violence against women over the last eight years and Coach Art Briles and Athletic Director Ian McCaw have received increasing criticism. The regents, according to Brown, believe Starr bears more responsibility in the matter than Briles.

Debbie Wasserman Shultz, poor soul...you were just too high-strung.

Democratic Party Gives Bernie Sanders Bigger Role In Shaping Its Platform

As his path to the presidential nomination narrows, Hillary Clinton and party officials are granting Sanders and his supporters concessions.


WASHINGTON — In a move meant to cool down tensions between his campaign and the Democratic establishment, the Democratic Party will give Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) a greater role to play in establishing its platform at this summer’s Democratic National Convention.

Under an agreement the party reached with Sanders and opponent Hillary Clinton, Sanders can select five people to serve on the party’s platform committee, a third of the committee’s members. Clinton will name six members, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), the party chair, will name four, according to the Washington Post.

Typically, the chair names all 15 members to the committee, which sets the party’s agenda and guiding principles at the convention in July. This year’s change is a concession to the Sanders campaign, which has accused the party of rigging the nominating rules against him and is concerned the party will ignore Sanders’ progressive policy proposals with Clinton as the nominee.

Though Clinton leads Sanders in the delegate count and is expected to clinch the nomination when the primaries wrap up next month, the Vermont senator and his supporters hope his influence on the party will continue and he’ll bring the progressive movement he has built to the general election.

The PUMAs (Part Unity My Ass)...who, in 2008, refused to "rally around" Barack Obama.

There’s a question on the minds of many Democratic Party leaders right now, which might be phrased: Will there be PUMAs? Or, to update it a bit: Will there be BOBs? Or maybe even PUMA BOBs? Perhaps you’ll hear, at the convention: “I’m Bob Puma, glad to meet you”?

Cheap acronymic humor aside, the question is an important one. PUMAs, for those who have forgotten the 2008 Democratic primary race, were the supposedly-numerous Hillary Clinton supporters who refused to back Barack Obama (due to slights perceived during the hard-fought primary, as well as ideological differences), and were instead going to defect en masse and vote for John McCain. The name stood for “Party Unity My Ass!” which was also their rallying cry. This year, they may be replaced by the “Bernie Or Bust!” crowd, or (to coin a neologism) the BOBs.

But before we got to the BOBs, a quick historical review of the PUMAs is necessary. The entire “Party Unity My Ass!” movement (if it can even be called that, in retrospect) was the result of two things which turned out to not actually be representational of how the party’s base was feeling. The first was the viciousness of the online flamewar between supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Exactly eight years ago, reading the comments section on any article or blog post about the state of the Democratic race was like watching a to-the-death gladiator battle. No holds were barred, no scathing insult deemed too extreme. From both sides, I hasten to mention (lest I be called biased). The personalities of Barack and Hillary were being savaged online, on a daily basis. This might sound familiar to anyone watching the Bernie-versus-Hillary flamewars online today. But while it’s hard to accurately measure such things, it certainly seemed a lot more personal and vicious back then (at least, to me — I certainly don’t read every article’s comments section, though).

So you had loud voices screaming at each other online. Due to the loudness and nastiness, some in the media started a narrative that the Democratic Party was split beyond repair. The convention, they all confidently predicted, would be contentious and possibly even violent. The spectre of 1968 was trotted out. For weeks before the convention, the media fanned these flames vigorously. I reached a different conclusion, however:


Puppy addicted to meth, heroin, on path to recovery, police say


A puppy found strung out on drugs after police arrested his owner in California has received addiction treatment and is on the path to recovery, authorities said.

Officers arrested 40-year-old Joshua West in a motel room at the Key Inn & Suites in Tustin on the morning of March 22, CBS-Los Angeles reported over the weekend. Police apprehended West on a parole violation and an outstanding warrant, among other charges.

In a room with used needles, police reportedly found a terrier-mix named Bubba. The puppy seemed lethargic and high, Tustin Police detailed in a post on Facebook.

Officers transported Bubba to the Orange County Animal Care shelter, and the puppy was later found to have heroin, methamphetamine and nicotine in his system, police said.
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