GOP Presidential Poll 2

The list is much shorter now that Christie and Fiorina have suspended their campaigns. I imagine that Dr. Carson will join them soon. In the meantime have at it.

Dear Conservative Friends,

An open letter to my conservative friends:

Dear Conservative Friends,

Stop. Just stop. Stop the negativity and name calling and offer something positive.

Look, in November we want to defeat the candidate the Democrats nominate. That is, or should be, our only goal. I realize that we are still early in the process of selecting our candidate, and that each of us have our personal favorites. That’s fine, but would you please tell me why your candidate is the best person for the job without resorting to personal attacks on all the rest. Every man and woman on the right would be infinitely better than whichever candidate the Democrats nominate. Every one.

We need to win in November. Our country needs us to win in November. Please let that goal play a part in the things you do and say now. Here is why I believe that to be critically important.

  • The left must sit back and laugh as Republicans and Conservatives provide ammunition for them to use against our eventual nominee. Wouldn’t it be better if we didn’t write their fall ads for them?
  • Another possibility is that one of the current candidates who doesn’t win could be a part of the ticket as the Vice Presidential pick. That, and the scenario below, could be very awkward.
  • Most of all there is the very real possibility that someone other than your top pick will be the eventual nominee. What do you do then? You’re either going to have to remain silent, or you’re going to have to do a song and dance about how the person you were trashing nine months ago is now the best one to lead our country. Neither option is going to be very effective in the general election.

Finally, this “letter” was prompted by many of the things that I’ve been reading online. Conservative writers and commentators that I read, listen to, and respect have, in some instances, sounded no better than the worse the left has to offer, and frankly I’m tired of it. So, if you’re not going to listen to me, listen to what I’m sure your Mom told you years ago, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.”

Regards,

Jim

Could you spell that, please?

Sometimes I wonder if some people, when they make certain life choices, realize that those decisions scream “life of crime ahead”? For instance, when you legally change your name to Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop.

beezowA man whose legal name is Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop was arrested over the weekend after officials say he assaulted a state college police officer and a deputy in Washington.

[…]

Thurston County Sheriff’s Office records later showed that Zopittybop-bop-bop was arrested and charged with one count each of first-degree assault, third-degree assault, third-degree malicious mischief and malicious harassment.

FOX 23 News reports that Prosecutor Mark Thompson was unable to verify Zopittybop-bop-bop’s legal name, so he deferred to his original name, Jeffrey Drew Wilschke.

Apparently Wilschke legally changed his name to Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop in 2011.

This arrest reportedly isn’t his first since the name change.

According to FOX 23, Zopittybop-bop-bop was arrested on weapons and drug charges in 2012 and in 2013.

His parents must be so proud.

The Next Debate

Someone, who I am choosing not to name, will not be participating in the Republican debate on Thursday night. Good.

how-its-madeAs I’ve mentioned before, my favorite button on the remote is the one that lets you switch between to channels. During the previous debates I’ve nearly worn it out switching away from the debate whenever that candidate was on screen. A rerun of How It’s Made was much more educational anyhow.

His arrogance and rudeness seriously rubs me the wrong way. You can call it “speaking your mind” all you want, it is classless and annoying. I am astounded that anyone believes that he will “rule” any differently than Obama.

The only thing that is more irritating are his supporters. They remind me of Ron Paul’s followers at best, and those who voted for the current occupant of the White House at worse. Which makes sense in a way; a blind loyalty and willful disregard for his past positions and recent pronouncements.

And I’ll be honest, if the American electorate doesn’t open their eyes and see him for what he is – a huckster showman, I’ll hold my nose and mark the oval next to his name in November. It will be extremely difficult, but I refuse to stay home and I could never vote for the Liar or the Economic Disaster.

Finally, a suggestion for Cruz, Rubio, Carson, Bush, Christie, Kasich, and Paul. Ignore his absence. Take the opportunity to talk about the important issues without the self-aggrandizement. Please don’t give him any air time without showing up. I’m sure the moderators will mention it. Just say, “he’s not here, that was his choice. I am here and I…”

A debate stage like this is going to look pretty good to me.

debate

NO!

No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No. For those of you who don’t want to count that’s 24 No’s to this.

Fox is officially making time for more 24, albeit sans original star Kiefer Sutherland.

The network announced on Friday that it has ordered a pilot for 24: Legacy, a potential new series that will feature an “all-new cast of characters” yet retain the “real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines” of the original.

This is just wrong.

I was privileged to participate with the great crew at Blogs 4 Bauer. The writers and readers there were true fans who weren’t above poking a bit of fun at the show and characters. But it was called Blogs 4 Bauer for a reason. 24 without Jack would be like:

  • Christmas without presents
  • Halloween without candy
  • Eggs without bacon
  • Peanuts without Charlie Brown
  • The Three Stooges without Moe
  • Rocky without Stallone
  • Philadelphia without Cheese Steaks
  • Movies without Popcorn

You get the idea. Wyatt, and the rest of the B4B crew, help me out here.

GOP Presidential Poll 1

Voting BoothThe Iowa caucuses are a week from today. Vote in the first bRight & Early GOP Presidential Poll.