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JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 12, 2016 - 11:57am PT
To change the subject slightly, the following appeared in today's "Notable & Quotable" column on the Wall Street Journal's Opinion pages:

"From remarks by Gary Johnson and William Weld, the Libertarian Party cadidates for president and vice president, during an interview at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on July 7 with Thomas Burr, the club's president:

Thomas Burr: So following on that, Governor, 10 percent doesn't get you elected president. So do you worry about being perceived as a spoiler to the major party candidates such as Ross Perot in '92 or Ralph Nader in 2000?

Gary Johnson: I will lose no sleep if that is the label given to me, and I will reiterate; this is a party that needs crashing.

William Weld: What's to spoil?

Mr. Johnson: What's to spoil? (Applause) . . .

Mr. Burr: Governor Johnson, we've had several questions submitted about this, so I'm just going to ask it. When was the last time you smoked or ingested marijuana?

Mr. Johnson: I did this about two months ago, it's been about two months. And when you tell the truth, really, you don't have anything to fear. I've always maintained that you should not be on the job impaired. Well, as of two months ago, really this is a 24/7 job running for president of the United States. And as president of the United States, that also is a 24/7 job. So in my lifetime, I think I have more than demonstrated my ability to be self disciplined. I haven't had a drink of alcohol in 29 years. I wasn't an alcoholic, it had everything to do with rock climbing and the immediacy of rock climbing and being the best you could possibly be. But this is the truth component that I think is really also lacking in politics.

Who would know that I ingested marijuana products two months ago? My best friends and if I'd have said, 'Hey, I don't use it, or I haven't used them,' my best friends would consider me a hypocrite. And I think hypocrisy is the one unforgivable in life. Doing one thing and saying another. (Applause)

Mr. Burr: Just to clarify, are you saying that if elected president, you would not ingest or smoke marijuana as president?

Mr. Johnson: That is correct, yes."

[Emphasis supplied.]

I wish we could elicit that level of candor from all the candidates.

John

EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Jul 12, 2016 - 11:58am PT
Careful Escopeta.

Klimmer is gone.

The Dallas Shooting thread got shut down... possibly over language as harsh as "black thugs".
Norton

Social climber
Jul 12, 2016 - 12:07pm PT
Donald Trump Said Hillary Clinton Would ‘Make a Good President’ in 2008

Donald Trump is attacking Hillary Clinton these days, but eight years ago, in the midst of the 2008 Democratic primary race, he said she would “make a good president” and a lot of people thought pairing her with Barack Obama would be a “dream ticket.”

His kind words for Mrs. Clinton came in a previously unreported clip from “Trumped!,” a syndicated radio feature that aired from 2004 to 2008 and consisted of a daily commentary of about 60 seconds from the real-estate mogul.

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/donald-trump-said-hillary-clinton-would-make-a-good-president-in-2008-1468281714-lMyQjAxMTI2NzEyMjQxMzI3Wj
Escopeta

Trad climber
Idaho
Jul 12, 2016 - 12:09pm PT
I don't care where you exist, its bad form to whine to internet moderators. Sissy pants
Gary

Social climber
Where in the hell is Major Kong?
Jul 12, 2016 - 12:11pm PT
I don't care where you exist, its bad form to whine to internet moderators. Sissy pants

Yeah, if harmless Intertard bantering gets your panties all bunched up, turn off the computer.
WBraun

climber
Jul 12, 2016 - 12:16pm PT
This thread should be LOCKED too .....
Escopeta

Trad climber
Idaho
Jul 12, 2016 - 12:23pm PT
^^^^ You should be locked. You lie and when you admit to all of us that you've been lying you will have to apologize for all the lies that you and your party have made. Lol
Norton

Social climber
Jul 12, 2016 - 12:42pm PT
it could not be simpler could it, Craig

don't like that people are posting to a thread you don't like? then don't click or reply to it

grease monkey works very well too, don't have to read any particular person's posts
WBraun

climber
Jul 12, 2016 - 12:46pm PT
You don't get it at all ever!

Admin does not like these threads!

They are locking them because they feel they are inappropriate for this forum .......
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Jul 12, 2016 - 01:23pm PT
Funny

NSFW language

America: The Greatest Country on Earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX1GhVio4no
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 12, 2016 - 01:36pm PT
Thanks, Edwart T. That is funny.

John
August West

Trad climber
Where the wind blows strange
Jul 12, 2016 - 02:29pm PT
A majority of Republicans think Trump is well qualified to be President
and will actually make America Great again

I'm not so sure about that. Trump has a very strong core of support which was around 30%~45% of Republican primary voters. I don't think a majority of Republicans are happy with Trump. Trump's negatives are off the chart even among Republicans.

Now a majority of Republicans probably think Trump is the lessor evil vis a vis Hillary.
Norton

Social climber
Jul 12, 2016 - 02:35pm PT
well guys....

better say all those complicated political things pretty quick

because the admins are gonna nuke this thread like they did the Donald and Hillary ones

any time now, wait for IT
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2016 - 02:40pm PT
Werner posted
You don't get it at all ever!

Admin does not like these threads!

They are locking them because they feel they are inappropriate for this forum .......

YOU don't get it, Werner. They don't like that people get all personal and call each other stupid which is roughly 95% of your contribution to political threads.
Gary

Social climber
Where in the hell is Major Kong?
Jul 12, 2016 - 07:20pm PT
Holy cow. I agree with most of a Jonah Goldberg column. Will wonders never cease! This, for example:

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (who did not lose his lazy certainty) spent the weekend attacking the Black Lives Matter movement as “racist.” He wants people to focus on the fact that most black murder victims die at the hands of other blacks. That’s true, and tragic, and fairly irrelevant.

Conservatives, of all people, should understand that misdeeds committed by agents of the state are categorically different from the same acts committed by normal citizens. A father who slaps his son for no good reason, however wrong that may be, is very different from a cop who slaps a citizen for no good reason.
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-goldberg-dallas-conservative-black-lives-matter-20160711-snap-story.html
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