Open Thread: This One's for the FredHeads and McCainiacs

Er... and the Jindalists... or whatever we call them

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well heck, it's for everyone. But this is great news for Fred, Johnny Mac, and all of their supporters:

Former GOP presidential candidate and close McCain friend, Fred Thompson, is set to join the presumptive GOP nominee during his visit to North Carolina next week. Since losing the South Carolina primary on Jan. 18, Thompson has been absent from the limelight-even choosing to drop out of the race via written statement.

McCain is set to make a timely visit to the Tar Heel State, where primary voters go to the polls on Tuesday, and hopes to scoop up some media coverage. He is set to hit Charlotte on Monday and deliver a speech at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem the next day.

Great to see Fred is back after his break and helping his friend. I hope to make some of the NC events and report from them depending on my schedule.

[UPDATE] - Jindal on Jay Leno talking about LA and, of course, denying interest in the VP position:


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Abbie Hoffman is dead. Must have had some good genes to live as long as he did.

He was eaten by giant multicolored spiders.

"No compromise with the main purpose, no peace till victory, no pact with unrepentant wrong." - Winston Churchill

"Land of the Free and Home of da Whopper" Peter Griffin...Family Guy

conform and celebrate diversity....or else!!!

There's no shame in a conservative getting his hippies mixed up.

"Land of the Free and Home of da Whopper" Peter Griffin...Family Guy

conform and celebrate diversity....or else!!!

Hofmann invented LSD. Leary gave it to the kids. Leary played Lenin to Hofmann's Marx. - Proud UMass alum. I got a majored in Marxists and minored in Hippies.

Hoffman was the cow and Leary was the milkman....got it

"Land of the Free and Home of da Whopper" Peter Griffin...Family Guy

conform and celebrate diversity....or else!!!

Over in Scottbomb's thread here
http://www.redstate.com/blogs/scottbomb/2008/apr/29/it_looks_like_moe_ca...

Neil voiced his opinion the iPod was the king of the heap. I don't know about that.

I can say these
Mach Speed trio
Mach Speed Zodiac
and the Colby 2gig MP3

All hace flaws that are so extreme in their user interfaces as to render them useless. (At least for listening to media in an automobile)


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

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If my rear is stuck in a car seat for longer its a real problem.


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

help to McCain, who, as we all know, as issues with various segments of the base.

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Jindal certainly is impressive. If the Dems do win, we have a pretty deep bench. IF the clowns govern for a couple of years, they will ruin things and there will be no Republicans to blame anymore.

We will be able to launch a major broadside in the next two to six years with people like Jeb, Jindal, Palin, Steele waiting in the wings.

"Land of the Free and Home of da Whopper" Peter Griffin...Family Guy

conform and celebrate diversity....or else!!!

I'll be there at the Young Professionals reception. I'll be the young guy with the short haircut wearing a business suit.

I've spent a grand total of 4 hours with it so far (and 3 of those were spent experimenting with car physics and police patience/perserverence).

But in the other hour I've discovered:

CHOICES.

At one point, this chick calls you and says "dude, let's go out on a date!" and as you drive to pick her up, your cousin calls you and says "Dude! The loan sharks are going to beat me up!"

And if you pick the one, you get a text message from the other saying "dude, why didn't you show up?"

Whoa.

This is a happ'n'n game.

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. --Voltaire

They stay home playing a video game and get messages from both.


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

You know why I was able to buy this game?

It wasn't because I had 60ish bucks in my pocket.

It was because I had 120ish husband points in my bank.

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. --Voltaire

Second sorry couldn't resist the stereotype is just too easy.

Which system are you playing it on ?


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

I didn't want to spend, like, $600 on a PS3 when they didn't have but one game for the darned thing and I still didn't know whether HDDVD or BluRay would win the war.

Which, I suppose, is also moot because I don't have an HD television yet and the one that I want will cost me much, much more than 120ish husband points.

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. --Voltaire

It looks like buying an MP3 player/Media player is just too damn complex to be enjoyable. I am going back to tape.


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

Guitar Hero II, III, and Rock Band are perfect games that the wife enjoys playing too (and Rock Band is the perfect couples game because it can handle 4 players), the best RPGs are there (Knights of the Old Republic I and II, Jade Empire, Mass Effect), and xbox live is the only game in town for downloadable content (for example, if you want to download new songs for Rock Band, xbox live is required).

Plus you have access to all of the pretty cool xbox games as well.

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. --Voltaire

There is a media center option for it isnt there ?


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

I don't know.

I don't watch television unless it's pro wrestling or one of the debates is on (but I repeat myself).

The television gets turned on for the game systems, not for anything else.

That said, the 360 is probably the best game system for 1 player out there. 2-4 players if you like the music games like Rock Band.

The Wii is the best game system for people who have friends.

The PS3 is the best game system for people who play once in a blue moon and want a good price on a Blu-Ray player.

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. --Voltaire

I see nothing stopping him from being the 45th President. Articulate. Funny. Dead solid on conservative and (for a change) able to sell his visions and ideas.

Inre Fred: perhaps this was the plan all along. Between Super Tuesday and today, the news and attention have all been on the Hilbama flying circus. If Fred had immediately thrown his weight behind McCain, he would be old news by now, and even worse by August. By re-emerging now, he has a chance to be a fresh face and voice for McCain, and a guy who can campaign actively and convincingly for all the downticket races.

Kill the terrorists
Protect the borders
Punch the hippies
-- Frank J

Jimmy Carter tells the candidates to end it by June 3rd. I'm sure Hillary is sweating now. If this doesn't shake her out of the race nothing will. Jimmy, the self-annointed, Carter demands it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/1907961/Hillar...

Yep, Hill is doomed. Jimma has spoken!

Kill the terrorists
Protect the borders
Punch the hippies
-- Frank J

or the Carter endorsement ?

Man I think I'll go back trying pick the best MP3 player.


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

Although, like you, I'd rather go back to the MP3 player discussion than have either.

Still, I'd rather be endorsed by a ruthless, mendicious maniacal thug than by a twittering twit of an airhead. Given my druthers. If stupid people like me, I'm really, REALLY missing the mark. If thugs like me, well in my life, that's been normal.

Kill the terrorists
Protect the borders
Punch the hippies
-- Frank J

Let's get Fred on the ticket!

With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see right.

But if Fred is chosen as VP (he wouldn't accept it anyway), this is what people would see:

"After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood." -Fred Dalton Thompson

I'm so glad there is an open thread, cause Glenn Beck just said the funniest thing.

He was getting all worked up about another government bailout, and he asked this question:

"what about the honest average Americans? I mean the ones that get up hard and work everyday."

Aside from his awful shirts, this is why I like Glenn Beck, he says things I can relate to. I am one of those honest Americans who gets up hard and works every day.

Why can't more pundits and politicians address this large segment of our population? My vote goes to those who know what it's like to get up hard and work every day.

Ok, I'm done.

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Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone. --Mitt Romney

I'm one of those Americans he's talking about!

Kill the terrorists
Protect the borders
Punch the hippies
-- Frank J

That's the charge made here. I haven't taken the time to read all his links (many copious links) yet:

Recently, there were numerous reports in North Carolina of anonymous, caller-ID blocked robocalls in North Carolina from a black man claiming to be a "Lamont Williams", urging voters in predominantly black communities to return their voter registration form to the State Board of Elections... without voting.

Well, it turns out that these anonymous calls from a ficticious black male were made by Women's Voices Women Vote, a D.C.-based PAC which aims to boost voting among "unmarried women voters."

...

... or that they made the same "oops!" mistakes in Arizona, Wisconsin, and numerous other states, which led to the State of Wisconsin singling WVWV out as having "ignored or disregarded state deadlines" . . . causing "hundreds of Wisconsin voters who think they registered in advance" to not be. Jan Brewer, Arizona' Secretary of State, was even more blunt in her criticism, calling the organization's tactics "misleading and deceptive".

Of course, the unbiased nature of WVWV would be a lot easier to believe if Maggie Williams, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, wasn't one of their boardmembers.

This is the kind of thing I can easily see Hillary Clinton pulling off-- and getting away with. The description "Nixon in a pantsuit" comes to mind.

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Well spoken, great personality and gives off an air of trust.
Anyone who is able to improve Louisiana as much as he has so far
is Presidential material as far as I am concerned. Being intimately familiar with Louisiana, its people and it's unusual
politics and politicians, what Gov. Jindal has been able to do borders on miraculous. Louisiana was right up there with Michigan as far as smoke filled back room, good ole boy corruption and a Democratic machine that was all but untouchable. The passing of strong ethics laws and open and accountable government in Louisiana is up there with establishing a strong self sufficient democracy in Iraq. Maybe not that momentous but damn close! I mean he CUT taxes in Louisiana.... thats...unheard of! God Bless Bobby!

( 1.50, -1.08)

Not '12. '12 would be too soon. If McCain wins, he'll be running for re-election, and if he loses, it would probably be better for him to wait till '16 when he's got a clear shot.

That said, I hope he gets his chance sometime. He's only, what, 36? He can easily run anytime in the next 30 years.

"I ain't never votin' fo another Democrat so long as I can draw breath! I'll vote for a dog first!" - Leola Thomas

I hope Bobby is working on that farm team so he has a solid replacement for the GOV mansion.



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I haven't watched him in years, but I recorded it tonight to see his interview with Senator Clinton. Awful. He was completely unprepared to ask follow-up questions (like knowing how much oil companies already pay in taxes, that would have been a good question to ask if Sen Clinton knew). Stupid interview, I'm not watching the rest of it tomorrow.

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Kill the terrorists
Protect the borders
Punch the hippies
-- Frank J

n/t

"40 million Democratsn households with guns are generally happier
than those people in households that don't have guns."

The proof was right there.

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Kill the terrorists
Protect the borders
Punch the hippies
-- Frank J

 
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