yea though i walk through the valley of the shadow of derp
Donald Trump: He was Trump. Loudmouthed and attacking. Went after the moderators. The moderators were more interested in asking “gotcha” questions than moderating. But that was for all candidates. Some good one liners. And if anyone thinks he gave money to Clinton to get her to his wedding, well, I’ve got this bridge.
Jeb Bush: Meh. Nothing to exciting and nothing too awful. I’m still scratching my head over his position on Common Core.
Scott Walker: Even keeled but not terribly exciting.
Mike Huckabee: He came off well. Had some good, obviously scripted, lines. But he did not come across as Mike Huckabee.
Ben Carson: I thought his comments on race were fantastic. He’s obviously been doing his research.
Ted Cruz: He was a little disappointing. By most accounts, he is the smartest man in the room. He seemed stodgy and interested in tossing lines to the base. He hit a home-run but, based on what others have said about him, I expected a double.
Marco Rubio: My opinion of him has improved. He was very straightforward and you could hear passion in his voice. One of the few guys I felt was actually saying what he believed.
Rand Paul: Right out the gate, he went after Trump. Gutsy move and one that, had the moderators let go on, would have bumped his exposure. He got the least amount of speaking time, even though he twice asserting himself in a discussion. He’d have probably been under 4 minutes had he not done that. And I like that he went after Christie on spying. Also, the only candidate to bring up guns.
Chris Christie: His loudmouth shtick was overcome by the other loudmouth. He came across as an authoritarian, big government, law and order guy. And he lied.
John Kasich: He had some of the oddest arm movements I’ve seen. I was trying to decide if he doing Tai Chi or something. Seemed solid but also meh.
It doesn’t look too great. Many restrictions.
or the diversity.
I’ll be watching it and rooting for my guy. And to see if Trump brings the clown show or something else. On the one hand, this isn’t Trump’s thing. He’s not used to these sorts of events and doesn’t speak like a politician or use their buzzwords. On the other, he’s unencumbered by having to speak like a politician. And, on the third hand, he’s generally brief and to the point. With the odd time restrictions of the debate, this might favor him.
Tennessee’s Adjutant Genera, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, issued an order today stating the troops with TN carry permits can carry on duty.
And, also, an anti-gun politician has been indicted.
If they’re anti-gun, they have to lie.
Man pulls out phone to record. Cop draws sidearm.
DOJ investigates self. Says self is cool.
Is CSGV in economic trouble? Also, evidence of astroturf.
Well, a pepper-spraying anyway. Shot dead by police.
The Republicans who will be attending tomorrow’s GOP debate. Huckabee? Gah. But, hey, Rand made it.
A father teaching his 12-year-old daughter about gun safety accidentally shot her in the arm Sunday night, police said.
I guess he started by teaching her the don’ts?
Not the game. Or something.
Except that, you know, I didn’t see any full auto fire out of the “machine gun”. Still, more of this in candidates please:
Planned Parenthood and the NRA rate more positively than, well, anyone else.
Sebastian confesses his sins like I did.
Those that saw me at the NRA convention noticed and made fun of my long hair. But, I had a plan. I was donating it to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths, which makes wigs for cancer patients. So, here I am before the festivities (with some help from Junior):
And the final result.
Junior is also going to donate but she wants to have long hair after, so she’s growing it a bit longer. I told her I’d race her.
Tam: I know I’ve occasionally gone back and looked at my old stuff with a new eye, and been a bit surprised.
Yup. At some point or another, I’ve:
Carried a Glock with a Clipdraw.
Had an AR with a scope mounted on a carry handle.
Had an AR in 9mm. I had a good reason: Indoor range.
And I learned from it all.
Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.
Uncle Pays the Bills
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