Up for Debate: GOP candidates face off in South Carolina

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 12:08am

What were the highlights, and lowlights, of Monday's debate in South Carolina?

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91 Comments on this post:

By: BenDover on 1/17/12 at 11:29

wuv u too loner.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 11:31

Hello jvh2b

Loner and brrrk still waste their time on nothing.

By: jvh2b on 1/17/12 at 11:39

Don't we all technically waste our time on here Nemo? ;)

By: Loner on 1/17/12 at 11:47

"New York Jew charged with anti-Semitic crimes"


I swear...it wasn't me.

I did leave a post on that JP board, but my first post never came out of moderation. I asked if the ADL was going to give this guy a pass, or not...this is the original ADL story on the NYC anti-Semitic "crime spree", before the Jewish perpetrator (suspect?) was arrested.


I have a feeling that this story will not get a lot of airplay....so I schlepped it in here for my buddies in Nashville....enjoy!

By: brrrrk on 1/17/12 at 11:47

jvh2b said

"Don't we all technically waste our time on here Nemo? ;)"

Exactly.... it's an act of self flagellation. Ouch, that stings!!!!

By: Loner on 1/17/12 at 11:49

Whip it! Whip it good!

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 11:51

Not all time jvh2b. Sometimes I learn a few things and then there is comradely that flows with most that post here.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 11:55

Don’t worry Loner I will say that you were in another part of the country, doing missionary work at the time.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 11:58

Or is it missionary style?

By: Loner on 1/17/12 at 11:59

Thanks Cap'n...I knew I could count on you...your credibility is renowned.

By: Loner on 1/17/12 at 12:06

According to my understanding of it, there is no reference in the New Testament to the Persians or Arabs whupping our asses and there is no man-made environmental catastrophe in there either...therefore, global arming is BS and we cannot lose in our holy struggle against the Islamists.

There's little more to discuss...ain't that right Mitt, Rick & Newt?

Obama may not see things from a Biblical perspective, but that's quite irrelevant...he'll do what he's told, for reasons of pride, ego and a lust for power....Obama the Reluctant Neocon....but a neocon nonetheless.

By: Loner on 1/17/12 at 12:08

My Mission? My position is my mission.

By: yogiman on 1/17/12 at 12:11


Is your computer that much better than mine? I tried to look into your 10:10 "recommendations" and the only one I could get to come in was the last one you mentioned and I'll have to admit, it had more info than I mentioned in my post on this site.

It was about George Bush being accused as a war monger and made and an interesting question.

The question was raised on a Philly radio call-in show and stated, "Without casting stones, it is an interesting question."

It went on to comment, "There are two men extremely wealthy. One develops relatively cheap software and gives billions of dollars to charity. The other sponsors terrorism. That being the case, why was it that the Clinton Administration spent more money chasing down Bill Gates over the past eight years than Osama bin Laden?"

I believe this question was raised in 2003.

Got an answer? I'd like to know.

By: BenDover on 1/17/12 at 12:15

Or he could pull a congressman and do it misogynary style. Instead of Dodd / Frank there was always the Dodd / Kennedy waitress sandwich ... or is it still too soon to start busting on Teddy again?

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 12:20

Thou shall leave me be.

Ted Kennedy-

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 12:36

"A new tell-all book about Mitt Romney is coming out next week called 'The Real Romney.' You can tell the book is based on Romney. After 300 pages, the last line is, 'Actually I just changed my mind about all of that.'"

—Jimmy Fallon

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 12:40

They are issuing storms warnings for the mid-state area.

By: Loner on 1/17/12 at 12:42

"Misogynary style"? Sounds kinky, Doctor Dover. I'm trying to imagine that...."Misogynary guy walks into a gay piano bar....."

By: yogiman on 1/17/12 at 12:48


To donate a little to your "understanding", Your left-wing partner was raised paternally as a Muslim in a maternally communist family.

Does that not explain why he is so anti-American today?

By: Loner on 1/17/12 at 12:48

Misty rain and 42F here...temps plunge tonite and stay low all week...snow is coming our way...got my snow-thrower tuned-up, gassed-up and ready....skis are ready too...let 'er rip!

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 12:56

A missionary went to an island to teach the natives English. His first student was the tribal chief. The missionary pointed skyward and said "sky". The Chief said "sky". The missionary pointed to his foot and said "shoe". The Chief said "shoe". This is great, thought the missionary as the two began walking together. He's really catching on! After a few minutes of more such lessons, they went around a bush and saw a man and woman hot and heavy in the throes of passion. The very proper missionary, totally startled and highly embarrassed, nervously said, "Man riding bike". Instead of responding as he had been, though, the Chief ran up and put his spear through the heart of the man on top of the woman, killing him. The horrified missionary asked, "What in God's name did you do THAT for?" The Chief calmly replied, "MY bike!"

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 12:59

Now there is a tornado warning for southern Davidson county.

By: dargent7 on 1/17/12 at 1:02

There's NO WAY this country will succeed if Obama gets another term. There's too much hatred. Obama's a fighter, but this is too big. $15 trillion in debt is time to vall in the national Guard, SEALs, even "The Donald".
We need heavy weights right now, and I mean "right now". Obama and his team CANNOT pull it off. The ARE too IN-experienced.
I do believe "the right" when they say he's all academia, and has no business experience.
I don't fault Obama for being a Harvard Law school graduate, a Law Professor w/ a J.D. degree.
It just doesn't mean shit aound these parts. And at these particular times.
Romney has business experience needed, and I'd take a Romney- Trump ticket during these tough times.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 1:03

"Rick Perry's presidential campaign is in trouble. So, they're now selling his merchandise two for one. You get a foam finger, a key chain, and I forget the third thing." —Jimmy Fallon

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 1:36

Is Mitt a serial killer?


By: yogiman on 1/17/12 at 2:30

I understand this happened about 6 months ago on Louisiana Highway 57 just outside of Dulac, a little town in the bayou country. And while it sounds like an Alfred Hicthcock tale, its real.

An Ohio businessman, Saul Rubins, abandoned his disabled vehicle on the side of the road and attempted to hitchhike. The night was pitch black in the middle of a thunderstorm. Time passed slowly and no cars went by. It was raining so hard he could hardly see his hand in front of his face.

Suddenly, through the sheets of rain, he saw a car moving slowly, approaching and appearing ghostlike in the rain. It slowly and silently crept toward him and stopped. Desperately needing a ride, Saul jumped in the car and closed the door. Only then did he realize that there was no one behind the wheel and no sound of an engine to be heard over the rain.

Again the car crept silently forward and Saul was terrified, too scared to think of jumping out and running. He saw the car approaching a sharp curve , and still too scared to jump out, he started to pray and beg for his life. He was sure the ghost car would go off the road into the bayou and he would then drown.

But just before the curve, a shadowy hand appeared at the driver's window, reached in and turned the steering wheel, guiding he car safely around the bend. Then just as silently, the hand disappeared through the window and Saul was alone again.

Paralyzed with fear, Saul watched the hand reappear every time they reached a curve. Finally, scared nearly to death, Saul had all he could take. He jumped out of the car and ran to town.

Wet and in shock, he went into Schmoopy's. With voice quavering, he ordered two cups of coffee... black, and then told everybody about his supernatural experience. The room became silent and everybody got goose bumps when the realized Sual was telling the truth and not just some drunk.

About 30 minutes later two Cajuns, dripping wet, walked into Schmoopy's and one says to the other; "Look, Boudreaux, ders dat idiot what rode in our car when we wuz pushing it in the rain"!

Now..., let's place that case in a wooded area of, let's say, New York and call the man Loner (he was by himself).

What a laugh that would be!

By: brrrrk on 1/17/12 at 3:31

Here's the status of the GOP.....

"Ethnic book ban in Arizona school district includes all books about Mexican-American history, even Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’"


By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 3:45

That not surprising to me at all brrrk. I was going to travel to Arizona this summer, but now this may make me change my plans.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 3:55

brrrk this might explain why conservatives act in the way they do.

A study at University College London in the UK has found that conservatives’ brains have larger amygdalas than the brains of liberals. Amygdalas are responsible for fear and other “primitive” emotions. At the same time, conservatives’ brains were also found to have a smaller anterior cingulate — the part of the brain responsible for courage and optimism.


By: treehugger7 on 1/17/12 at 4:11

I'd read about that a while back. It really explains a lot. It's as though you are permanently in "fight or flight" mode. Now if someone could explain to me why they seem to not know how to use the English language...

By: brrrrk on 1/17/12 at 4:15

treehugger7 said

"I'd read about that a while back. It really explains a lot. It's as though you are permanently in "fight or flight" mode. Now if someone could explain to me why they seem to not know how to use the English language..."

Well, according to Arizona, books are scary......... run away, run away!!!!!!

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 4:18


It makes you understand why certain posters, post such silly incoherent sentences. They have a hard time connecting the dots. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 4:23

Well there is the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. Maybe that is why they are so afraid of books.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 4:27

Arizona School District.


By: BenDover on 1/17/12 at 4:29

Me not have no problem kenecting dot dots.

By: yogiman on 1/17/12 at 4:32

It seems the way man was created is interesting.

In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, green and yellow and read vegetables of all kinds. So Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.

Then, using God's great gifts, Satan created Ben & Jerry's ice cream and Krispy Cream donuts and said, "you want chocolate with that?", and the man said, "yes!" and the woman said, "and as long as you're at it, add some sprinkles". And they gained 10 pounds and Satan smiled.

God created the healthful yogurt that Woman might keep the figure that Man found so fair. And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat and sugar from the cane and combined them; and Woman went from size 6 to size 14.

So God said, "try my fresh green salad"..., and Satan presented Thousand Island dressing,buttery croutons and garlic toast on the side..., and Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.

God then said, "I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them".., and Satan brought forth deep fried fish and chicken-fried steak so big it needed its own platter. Man gained more weight and his cholesterol went through the roof.

God then created a light, fluffy white cake and named it "Angel Food cake" and said, "it is good." Satan then created a chocolate cake and named it "Devil's Food".

God then brought forth running shoes so that his children might lose those extra pounds and Satan gave cable TV with a remote control so Man would not have to toil to change the channels and Man and Woman laughed and cried by the flickering blue light and gained pounds.

God then brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition... then Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fried them and Man gained pounds.

God gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite..., and Satan created McDonald's and its 99-cent Double Cheese burger, then said, "do you want fires with that?" And Man said, yes!, and super size them!"..., and Satan said, "it is good". And Man went into cardiac arrest.

God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery..., then Satan created the Obama Health care system.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 4:33


You smart.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 4:34

Proverbs 18:7
A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/17/12 at 4:39

Man Plans God laughs

Yiddish expression

By: pswindle on 1/17/12 at 5:11

We have to re-elect Presidnet Obama for the sake of the country. What would happen if the GOP regained control? The middle class will be pushed so far down tht they will never get up. Remember, the GOP has blocked everything that he has put forward. Since, he can't run in 2016, the GOP will play nice and get things done because they want toi look good for 2016.

By: yogiman on 1/17/12 at 5:50


If Barry Soetoro pulls his stunt off this year, there will be no election in 2016 because there will be no more elections in the USA well past your lifetime.

You had better wake up unless you want a communist leader in office.