Donald Trump, the mercurial real estate tycoon and media personality who, much to the surprise of one and all, has become the front-runner for the Republican nomination for president
Samzenpus might be surprised that Trump is leading in the polls - likely because his party told him that he should be surprised by that - but plenty of other people are not surprised in the least.
Walker on if being gay is a choice: âoeOh, I mean I think - that's not even an issue for me to be involved in. The bottom line is, I'm going to stand up and work hard for every American regardless of who they are, no matter where they come from, no matter what their background. I'm going to fight for people and no matter whether they vote for me or not.â
Walker on if Boys Scouts of America should keep its ban on gay leaders: âoeThat's up to the people who run the boy scouts. â¦Sure. I said in this case that's what I thought. I thought the policy was just fine. â¦ I was saying when I was in scouts it was fine. You're asking what should the policy be going forward? It should be left up to the leaders of the scouts.â
Notice his very humble interview, in the back of his Winnebago. Don't you usually give media interviews in your decked-out Winnebago? He's just like everyone else, of course...
Mr. Walker and the Fox host Megyn Kelly tut-tutted about the fact that President Obama did not immediately call the Chattanooga killer a Muslim terrorist. They had no idea at the time whether that was true, but the point of the exchange was to attack Mr. Obama. They used it to revive another favorite talking point â" that the president did not quickly label the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi as a terrorist attack
He also is testing the popularity of a conservative bill from not-too-long ago:
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who recently joined the Republican primary carnival in an âoeofficialâ way, says the government should reauthorize the Patriot Act in response to the murder of four Marines in Chattanooga, Tenn., by a 24-year-old gunman.
Which segues into another popular tack for that side:
And he suggested that changing a policy that stops military personnel from carrying weapons in certain civilian areas would have prevented the attack. Those policies âoeare outdated,â Mr. Walker said on Fox News, because the United States is âoeat war and radical Islamic terrorism is our enemy.â
"ACT scores are up and Wisconsin now ranks second in the country" - Kevlar Kandidate
"But the state's ACT college admission scores are not up, and it ranks second out of 30 states - not the entire country" - USA Today, after fact-checking his claim
Would the Kevlar Kandidate do better by only going after electoral votes from 30 states - particularly when 29 of them have worse average ACT scores than his? As I mentioned in a comment elsewhere, I don't expect him to last long regardless.
Because certainly they must have known that he had all those deleted emails from Hillary Clinton's email server - particularly the ones where she asked him to initiate the strike - on his person when he was killed in Iraq this week. Hence this airstrike was done only to bring about the coronation of Mrs. Clinton.
Am I getting the conspiracy about right this time? I haven't heard anything from the usual gang here to tell me what to think about this yet.
sent by Slashdot Message System on Tuesday June 02, 2015 @12:05AM
hitchhacker (122525) has made you their foe.
At first I figured it was likely that this person foe'd me after I called out (slashdot heroes) Ron and Rand Paul as fascists. However this user posts so little it is hard to tell if they read that or not. I notice they do have Barbara on their foes list as well, which may have been the reason instead.
âoeI gotta tell you, ladies and gentlemen, part of the reason why Iâ(TM)m even thinking about what Iâ(TM)m thinking about â" we havenâ(TM)t announced anything yet, wonâ(TM)t until after the end of June when our state budget is done â" I have yet to see anyone in the field or in the emerging field whoâ(TM)s done both.â
I will say though, that if somehow the "democrats" manage to nominate Bernie Sanders, it would be fantastic to watch the two square off. Unfortunately Bernie can't raise enough money to be taken seriously by those who have the power to select a candidate - and will eventually be assassinated by the media (in the same was they offed Howard Dean) - which will result in a subpar nominee being on the ballot.
On the plus side, the Kevlar Kandidate keeps packing his offices with people who worked for the Teflon Candidate. This suggests he has a low probability of actual success. Unfortunately, Wisconsin will still be stuck with him after that failure occurs.
Slashdot is a DHI service.
And was left to wonder if the Slashdot parent company was bought out. Apparently they just changed their name for better branding. I'm sure this can only lead to good things for this site, right?
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