This made me smile, unlike most of the real news from this campaign.
And while I am quoting random people off the internet, I am reminded of a post from some random guy on Twitter that went something to the effect of: “Illegal immigration will actually increase under a Trump presidency, but then Canada would send all the Americans back.”
It’s been a weird night on the Internet… I firstly came across this article saying that Ted Cruz is definitely (well maybe) the Zodiac Killer. And really, if you can’t believe Google auto-complete, then who can you??
And because I like to end all of my posts on a classy note, I want to talk about porn. Namely this bit of worthy news I happened upon – porn rots slower than other magazines. It’s good to know that even though Playboy has stopped printing nudes, their naked chicks will be available for a looong time to come – the author of this finding was able to display a 1979 copy Playboy unearthed from a landfill which was in near mint condition!
I do fear for the new Playboy format tho. Not for the lack of nudes but the monthly interview by James Franco – if anything is going to kill that magazine, this is it. His god-awful hosting of the 2011 Oscars still haunts my dreams…
This is probably the first thing which has happened in this race which has made sense to me. Jim Gilmore, i.e. the Invisible Man, has dropped out.
Well, that was quick and I could not have been more wrong. Two folks dropped out of the race and neither was Jim Gilmore.
Meanwhile, my man Jim Gilmore, despite coming in last, losing to 3 people not running, says “his plan is to be in South Carolina on Wednesday morning”1. You have to admire that kind of perseverance.
Three thoughts from tonight…
1. Next steps…
Of everything that will come from tonight, the most evident, apparent, fundamental truth of the universe is that we are going to soon be entering round 10 of Presidential Apprentice Continue reading
My wife and I have had repeated conversations about the ascendancy of Donald Trump. I have tried to talk her off the ledge several times assuring her that eventually common sense will prevail, Trump will flame out and people will come to their senses.
Now, 6 months into his candidacy, I am not nearly as confident as I once was.
Rick Perry is out, Scott Walker is out and the dynamic from even a month back is so bizarrely different to make round 3 the most interesting round so far in Presidential Apprentice 2015 (you know, it’s like Trump’s TV show, The Apprentice, except for president).
I find it just bonkers that Ben Carson is saying more and more ridiculous things which is causing his numbers to go… up? I mean holy crap, is he actually leading in Iowa?? I wanted to take a closer look at some of his better lines (and by “better” I mean bat-shit crazy) and parse out what he really means.
Is it me or does Bernie Sanders looks like a leprechaun?
Overall, it felt that these 5 spent most of the time arguing, when in fact they were in violent agreement. I will say tho, unlike both of the Republican debates, it felt like adults debating. There was no name calling, bullying or other childish behavior. It was a substantive, if one-sided, vetting of all the issues.
One of my biggest frustrations with the Republican mentality is that pure obstructionism is somehow a reasonable way to govern. Getting rid of Obamacare is not the way to fix the state of healthcare in this country. That’s fine if you want to “repeal and replace” but dammit, you have to “replace” it with something. Simply going back to the previous status quo is NOT an acceptable answer. I am fine if you don’t agree with something, but you have to at least move the conversation forward.