Fired Up And Ready To Go


It seems as if there will be a look back and a view forward for this President who has come under a more concentrated attack in the past seven years than any of his predecessors. The follow up commentary should be interesting. Bernie will be there in his role as a Senator. Hillary will not. Also there the lovely Kim Davis of Kentucky religious prejudice fame. She will be counterbalanced by Edith Childs, the lady of infinite hope about what an individual can do politically. Then there is the empty chair holding all those who have died via bullets from a gun.

Have your way with suppositions of what may or may not be said.


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24 Responses to Fired Up And Ready To Go

  1. Jamie says:

    From Patd on previous thread, the always interesting Trevor Noah


  2. Jamie says:

    From Patd on previous thread


    Florida Atlantic University finally canned the despicable James F. Tracy.

    After years of embarrassing nut-ball ravings, the associate communications professor was terminated last week for something else entirely. He’s got a union lawyer, and will probably fight to reclaim his job.

    Despite what he might say, Tracy’s travails have nothing to do with the First Amendment. He can still say or write whatever he chooses.

    This was about a person on a state university payroll who was behaving abominably, tormenting a family that had already suffered the worst imaginable heartbreak. If such a creature worked for you, you would have fired him a long time ago.


  3. patd says:

    david brooks lets loose on ted the terrible
    …Ted Cruz is now running strongly among evangelical voters, especially in Iowa. But in his career and public presentation Cruz is a stranger to most of what would generally be considered the Christian virtues: humility, mercy, compassion and grace.
    … Cruz manufactures an atmosphere of menace in which there is no room for compassion, for moderation, for anything but dismantling and counterattack. And that is what he offers. Cruz’s programmatic agenda, to the extent that it exists in his speeches, is to destroy things: destroy the I.R.S., crush the “jackals” of the E.P.A., end funding for Planned Parenthood, reverse Obama’s executive orders, make the desert glow in Syria, destroy the Iran nuclear accord.
    The best conservatism balances support for free markets with a Judeo-Christian spirit of charity, compassion and solidarity. Cruz replaces this spirit with Spartan belligerence. He sows bitterness, influences his followers to lose all sense of proportion and teaches them to answer hate with hate. This Trump-Cruz conservatism looks more like tribal, blood and soil European conservatism than the pluralistic American kind.


  4. Jamie says:

    Move on dot org has used an on line poll to determine the endorsement of Bernie Sanders. So much for ever paying attention to anything they ever do ever again.


  5. Tony says:

    Hillary Clinton’s Lead Over Bernie Sanders Slipping in New Poll
    “As the first nominating contest approaches, Hillary Clinton’s commanding lead nationally in the Democratic primary has largely melted away, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

    The tightened race between Mrs. Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is revealing a sharp generational divide within the Democratic Party, with primary voters under 45 favoring Mr. Sanders by a roughly 2-to-1 ratio.

    Yet more than 7 in 10 Democratic voters — including most supporters of Mr. Sanders — still believe Mrs. Clinton will ultimately win the party’s nomination. Voters expressed deeper confidence in her ability to be an effective commander in chief and more of her supporters say their minds are made up compared with Mr. Sanders’s backers.”


  6. blueINdallas says:

    I love Michelle’s dress.
    I know (and fear) that Paul Ryan will, indeed, be Prez one day.


  7. blueINdallas says:

    Excellent speech. Maybe he should’ve been doing this ever 6 weeks.

    Also, I would love to have the under-ye concealer concession in DC. Boy, they all look tired.


  8. blueINdallas says:

    Did Nikki Hayley have her mouth wired shut, or, is she afraid she’ll swallow some of that bull crap she’s spewing?


  9. patd says:

    hurray! just heard the news:

    Trail Mix is back!

    (that’s right, it is .cc — not .com)


  10. patd says:

    here’s a repost of 1st threads on the new trail:

    All New Trail Mix
    After our long national nightmare battling spam demons Trail Mix is getting back on the road at this new address: (yes that’s .cc, not .com).
    — Craig Crawford

    This Is Democracy?
    Seizure of the personal bank accounts of those who dare seek access to ballots? Limiting ballot petition drives to as little as five weeks despite requiring nearly 200,000 signatures? Imposing massive fines on those seeking ballot access even if their signatures are valid. Invalidating valid signatures simply because politically motivated officials are given subjective powers to discard any signature they choose?
    These are not the acts of a tin horn dictatorship. This is what happens in the United States of America, thanks to the dictatorial duopoly of the Republican and Democratic party machines bent on making sure that no American voter gets a third choice.
    — Craig Crawford

    btw, me thinks oldtimers disease is upon me as I can’t remember my old user name and password for the trail… or maybe fearless leader has setup new registration rules.???


  11. patd says:

    wapo’s The Fix helpfully provides those of us who can’t think for ourselves “The transcript of President Obama’s final State of the Union: What he said, and what it meant” at


  12. Jamie says:

    Look Look Look Note from Fearless Leader

    Trail Mix is back!

    (that’s right, it is .cc — not .com)


  13. patd says:

    and re-registration on the new trail is necessary


  14. Jamie says:

    I had a problem with new registration. Apparently so did Tony. I wrote Craig to check it out.


  15. Jamie says:

    Another note from Craig. “Yeah I yanked the registration requirement. Looks like my email server hasn’t synced with the new site server yet”

    We can keep trying.


  16. Tony says:

    “This is what small government looks like”: Larry Wilmore slams the budget cuts that led to the Flint, Michigan water poisoning scandal


  17. Tony says:

    Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m not nervous at all’ about Sanders closing gap in polls Video
    Ha and there Hillary gets to it and explains my problem with Bernie. It’s like more “Hope and Change” on steroids.. Love Bernie but tell us how you’re going to make all this revolution happen????? Where’s the money coming from???


    • Jamie says:

      Fortunately there is another debate before the Iowa Caucus and then another one before New Hampshire. Hillary just knows the material while Bernie has to memorize it before hand. Let’s home the “Feel The Bern” folks actually watch.


  18. patd says:

    as to potus’ sotu, this was my favorite part:

    What I’m suggesting is hard. It’s a lot easier to be cynical; to accept that change is not possible, and politics is hopeless, and the problem is all the folks who are elected don’t care, and to believe that our voices and actions don’t matter. But if we give up now, then we forsake a better future. Those with money and power will gain greater control over the decisions that could send a young soldier to war, or allow another economic disaster, or roll back the equal rights and voting rights that generations of Americans have fought, even died, to secure. And then, as frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into our respective tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don’t look like us, or pray like us, or vote like we do, or share the same background.

    We can’t afford to go down that path. It won’t deliver the economy we want. It will not produce the security we want. But most of all, it contradicts everything that makes us the envy of the world.

    So, my fellow Americans, whatever you may believe, whether you prefer one party or no party, whether you supported my agenda or fought as hard as you could against it — our collective futures depends on your willingness to uphold your duties as a citizen. To vote. To speak out. To stand up for others, especially the weak, especially the vulnerable, knowing that each of us is only here because somebody, somewhere, stood up for us.


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