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Norman Bernstein
12-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Amazing stuff I never knew... and proposals from the candidates!

Carly Fiorina’s conclusion that the minimum wage is unconstitutional

Mike Huckabee’s pledge to defy Supreme Court rulings he deems incompatible with God’s law

Rick Santorum’s claim that Islam is not protected by the First Amendment

Ted Cruz called for putting the United States back on the gold standard.

Marco Rubio accused President Barack Obama of destroying the U.S. military.

Huckabee said Bernie Madoff’s rip-offs weren’t as bad as what the government has done to people on Social Security and Medicare.

Lindsey Graham said his administration would monitor all “Islamic websites,” not just jihadist ones.

Trump’s claim that vaccines caused autism in a 2-year-old girl he knew.

Paul G.
12-27-2015, 12:49 PM
The party of stupid or the party of lies, maybe both but can any thinking person vote for these hucksters?

LeeG
12-27-2015, 01:13 PM
They sure have gone beyond appealing to the lowest common denominator

skuthorp
12-27-2015, 03:40 PM
One presumes their research has been done and they know their market demographic?

S.V. Airlie
12-27-2015, 03:45 PM
It's funny, no one has called to survey me! Oh, not correct, one person did. The questions were so biased, I hung up. Got one by email but, not politics. From a company survey. The usual, good service, fair service right on down the list of options. If I didn't say the service was great, I got a comment box to fill in for explaining the reason.

I tried to explain why, was cut off midstream. I then got the follow-up question, did you receive it? Guess that's all they wanted to know.

ljb5
12-27-2015, 04:31 PM
The thing about the gold standard is weird.

In the last four years, gold has lost nearly 50% of its value, and yet conservatives seem to mythologize it as if it were the very essence of stability.

There's nothing special about gold. It's simply a commodity, like many others, whose price fluctuates based on market conditions and people's expectations.

Conservatives' mania for gold, and the gold standard, suggests two things: either they really don't understand economics and take a 'faith-based' approach.... or, after spending 10 years hawking gold, which has turned out to be a bad investment, they're now hoping the government is going to step in and boost the price for them.

S.V. Airlie
12-27-2015, 04:34 PM
William Jennings Bryan is alive and well and William McKinley is in the next room.

Canoeyawl
12-27-2015, 09:37 PM
I'm investing in pork bellys.

http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/thebangswitch/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/chris-christie-eating.jpg

CWSmith
12-27-2015, 09:40 PM
Canoeyawl, that was an outrageously funny moment on Letterman!

CWSmith
12-27-2015, 09:42 PM
Carly Fiorina’s conclusion that the minimum wage is unconstitutional

Mike Huckabee’s pledge to defy Supreme Court rulings he deems incompatible with God’s law

Rick Santorum’s claim that Islam is not protected by the First Amendment

Oh . . . My . . . God!!!

The rest is just the usual nonsense, but the above is truly frightening.

Gerarddm
12-28-2015, 12:18 AM
In the event of the Great Societal Meltdown, gold won't do squat for you. But the people who own pots and pans will be uber alles.

David G
01-30-2016, 07:23 PM
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S.V. Airlie
01-30-2016, 07:30 PM
They sure have gone beyond appealing to the lowest common denominator I think they're still working at figuring out what the lowest denominator is. Still experimenting.

S.V. Airlie
01-30-2016, 07:31 PM
http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/thebangswitch/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/chris-christie-eating.jpgChristie is taste testing donuts.

Gerarddm
01-31-2016, 02:05 AM
Conservatives' mania for gold, and the gold standard, suggests two things: either they really don't understand economics and take a 'faith-based' approach.... or, after spending 10 years hawking gold, which has turned out to be a bad investment, they're now hoping the government is going to step in and boost the price for them.

Nothing like putting our economic future in hostage to major gold producers like South Africa and Russia.

See my signature and vote accordingly.

purri
01-31-2016, 04:45 AM
Well as Oz is about the second largest gold producer you might welcome a paternal dictatorship. Lotsa sun and surf too!
Nothing like putting our economic future in hostage to major gold producers like South Africa and Russia.

See my signature and vote accordingly.

John Smith
01-31-2016, 09:44 AM
What does all this say about the people who cheer for these people?