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Retired 3x, living comfortably on the Gulf Coast, biking, beachwalking, lifting free weights, eating mostly properly, keeping my mind active, in my seventh decade, intending to give Methuselah a run for the record...

Journal Archives

Why it will be "President Trump," shown in one picture...

Governor Rick Scott of Florida said to endorse Trump...

... real soon...

"Garden spots" of the world where you have lived for months or years...

Thule, Greenland
Johnston Island (Johnston Atoll)
South Vietnam (in 1968, I suppose it's a bit better now)...

Amid Trump surge, nearly 20,000 Mass. voters quit Democratic party

Nearly 20,000 Bay State Democrats have fled the party this winter, with thousands doing so to join the Republican ranks, according to the state’s top elections official.

Secretary of State William Galvin said more than 16,300 Democrats have shed their party affiliation and become independent voters since Jan. 1, while nearly 3,500 more shifted to the MassGOP ahead of tomorrow’s “Super Tuesday” presidential primary.

Galvin called both “significant” changes that dwarf similar shifts ahead of other primary votes, including in 2000, when some Democrats flocked from the party in order to cast a vote for Sen. John McCain in the GOP primary.

The primary reason? Galvin said his “guess” is simple: “The Trump phenomenon,” a reference to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, who polls show enjoying a massive lead over rivals Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and others among Massachusetts Republican voters.

Democrats Should Be Very Nervous About Their Terrible Turnout Numbers (2/28/16)

Hillary Clinton had a great night on Saturday. The Democratic Party had a terrible one.


But Democratic Party elites shouldn't be high-fiving each other. They should be very, very worried.

In primary after primary this cycle, Democratic voters just aren't showing up. Only 367,491 people cast a ballot for either Clinton or Sanders on Saturday. That's down 16 percent from the 436,219 people who came out in 2008 for Clinton and Obama. Factor in the 93,522 people who voted for John Edwards back in the day, and you can see the scope of the problem. Democrats in 2016 are only getting about two-thirds of the primary votes that they received eight years ago.

Republican turnout in the South Carolina primary, by contrast, was up more than 70 percent from 2008. South Carolina's turnout numbers are not an anomaly. They're consistent with other primaries to date. Republicans are psyched. Democrats are demoralized.

(Corrected date, added link, shaking head a bit)

Oscars: BidenJam's Back This Weekend With VP Attending Academy Awards

Undoubtedly you’ve seen the memo and know the drill of the Hollywood road closures and heavy security that will go into effect this weekend with the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday but get ready because things, to quote past Oscar winner Eminem, are about to get heavy. That’s right, with Vice-President Joe Biden hitting the stage at the Dolby Theater on the 28th to introduce Lady Gaga’s performance – L.A. is about to be hit big with another BidenJam.

According to the list just released by the LAPD (see below), the Westside will see the bulk of the closures and congestion with the Veep and Dr. Jill Biden arriving in town on Saturday evening via Air Force 2. As L.A. saw back in November the last time the VP was in town and as used-to-it D.C. residents learned again when the Bidens dropped in on an advance screening of Tina Fey’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot earlier this week, everything else comes to a halt when the full force of Executive Branch protection is implemented. With Biden in town for 2-nights, expect your Monday morning AKA Oscar hangover commute to be tied up too. The Veep and Dr. Biden aren’t leaving town until the late morning on the 29th.

Girl Scout cookie season!!!..

Good- bye diet, hello corpulence...

Trump's Victory Lab

Donald Trump is poised to romp across the South on Super Tuesday, cementing a hold on the Republican presidential nomination. But it's little-watched and deeply liberal Massachusetts that's sending shivers down Democrats’ spines. Massachusetts, they fear, is where Trump could chart a course to the White House.

The state — the largest non-Southern prize on the GOP calendar next week — is packed with the independent, blue-collar voters that will decide key general election states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. And if Trump can trounce his Republicans rivals by pulling in those voters in Massachusetts on Tuesday, Democrats are afraid he could do the same to them nationwide in November.

"It’d be like the canary in the coal mine," said Doug Rubin, a Democratic strategist who helped steer Deval Patrick and Elizabeth Warren to statewide victories in Massachusetts. "If Trump is able to convince a lot of moderate-to-conservative independents to vote in the primary and he does really well here, that would be a warning sign for Democrats going forward."

Massachusetts is a bastion of Democratic power — and a virtual lock to go to the Democratic nominee in the general election — but it also has a deeply moderate streak that has enabled Republicans like Mitt Romney and Scott Brown to prevail in statewide contests. Their coalitions depended on wresting support from independent voters and the pockets of Reagan Democrats in industrial cities like Lowell, Quincy and Fall River. Rubin said sharply increased turnout in those cities, coupled with a blowout victory for Trump, would be a worrisome sign for Democrats.

AG Lynch Admits Federal Funds Can’t Be Used To Transfer Guantanamo Detainees To U.S. Soil

Attorney General Loretta Lynch admits that it’s currently against the law for the Obama Administration to transfer any of the 91 Guantanamo Bay detainees to prisons on U.S. soil.

During testimony Wednesday before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies, Lynch said that despite it being against the law to transfer prisoners into the U.S., the Obama administration “is committed to closing” Guantanamo Bay.


I believe the president’s plan reflects the Administration’s ongoing goal to close Guantanamo Bay because of the ongoing problems its causes its enemies particularly abroad as the terrorist recruiting center and certainly in the national security work we see the effects of that,” Lynch claimed.

“The Administration is committed to closing that. And of course, we support those efforts. I would note the Administration is committed to working with Congress to make it happen. And certainly in light of the current statutory framework, we anticipate that’s what will occur,” Lynch said. “So if there is a request of the Department in connection with the effort of course we’ll be happy to help in that regard.”

FUNNY! The established, comfortable Left want to CONSERVE the financial status quo, which means...

... place a Hillary in charge, no matter what the cost to the country, while Sanders' supporters and most Republicans want to see BIG change sweep over our nation.

Meet the NEO-neo-Conservatives, the Hillary cabal!...

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