The Newtster gives some love to the Donald

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How many ex-wives do each of us have?

“If my choice was Barack Obama or Donald Trump, I would have zero hesitation saying that Donald Trump is dramatically less dangerous to America’s future than Barack Obama, and I’d be happy to campaign for him.”

– Newt Gingrich

Maybe they could be running mates.

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Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

April 21st, 2011
11:38 am

That caption under that photo is sooooo wrong!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

stands for decibels

April 21st, 2011
11:45 am

Grossest. Headline. Evah.

stands for decibels

April 21st, 2011
11:46 am

Puffer/Fluffer 2012!

wet wiccan

April 21st, 2011
11:46 am

Just the idea that anyone would consider Donald Trump as a serious candidate for ANY elected office, let alone the leader of the free world, makes me embarrassed for America.

stands for decibels

April 21st, 2011
11:47 am

That caption under that photo is sooooo wrong!!

well if you’re familiar with how the Brits interpret that gesture, it could be far, far worse.

ty webb

April 21st, 2011
11:50 am

Jay,
you got an early afternoon tee time or something?

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

April 21st, 2011
11:50 am

dB

Dare I ask??

Keep Up the Good Fight!

April 21st, 2011
11:52 am

Once again Newt shows that Country First was never a real slogan for the Republican Party.

Electing Trump will likely assure that we have another bankruptcy. That’s one of his business trademarks. Thankfully Donnie will never be elected. He likely won’t even run.

stands for decibels

April 21st, 2011
11:52 am

Soco…well, to put it as politely as I can—essentially it means up BOTH of your, erm, orifices.

stands for decibels

April 21st, 2011
11:53 am

…which is why Winston Churchill always turned it around to make a “V” for victory sign. But everyone in the UK knew it was also a message to Adolf, Benito and company.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

April 21st, 2011
11:54 am

dB

I gotta remember that one. I’d hate to do something and offend half a country if I’m walking thru their back yard. :)

jm

April 21st, 2011
11:55 am

Jay, thanks (in particular for the caption). That was better than any bong hit…. (or Yoga, as Bosch suggests)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

April 21st, 2011
11:57 am

SoCo…you’d better watch what you whistle in some countries and the OK sign too.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

April 21st, 2011
11:59 am

Keep

I know about the ok sign, but I didn’t know about that ^^^ particular hand gesture.

An Atlanta blog with a little bit of opinion about a whole lot of things
*and a place to learn new things!!!

jm

April 21st, 2011
12:01 pm

The Presidency needs to be cut down to size. We’ve seen what can happen to the US in the hands of at least one moron. God forbid we end up with another like the Donald (not likely, but scary nonetheless).

Time to neuter the presidency and the legislature by dialing back their total budget to 10% of GDP and restricting their lawmaking subject to review of the negative economic impact.

Doggone/GA

April 21st, 2011
12:02 pm

“I know about the ok sign, but I didn’t know about that ^^^ particular hand gesture”

And now you know what a Brit means by “the two finger salute”

jm

April 21st, 2011
12:02 pm

Oh, and by the way, those hoping for manufacturing line jobs need to read this. Intellectual capital is the only capital going forward. Better to study computer programming….

Human-Like Robot Built for Assembly Lines

The Swiss firm, ABB, unveiled its robot, Frida, and offered a glimpse of the future of factory robots.

http://news.discovery.com/tech/human-like-robot-built-for-assembly-lines-110421.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

April 21st, 2011
12:04 pm

off topic:

Seems like the newbies in DC have been brought up to speed on how things actually operate.

Many of the Republican freshmen in the House won election vowing to shake up Washington, so it’s a little surprising that many of them seem to be playing an old Washington game: raising much of their campaign money from corporate political action committees.

More than 50 members of the class of 87 GOP freshmen took in more than $50,000 from PACs during the first quarter of 2011, according to new campaign disclosure reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. Eighteen of the lawmakers took in more than $100,000.

Rep. Steve Stivers (Ohio) accepted the most PAC dollars of any of the new Republican lawmakers, $241,000 in the first quarter, or about 60 percent of the money he raised.

Overall, fundraising among the large GOP freshman class is below the average raised by new Democratic members in the first quarters of 2007 and 2009, after elections when liberals won big gains in Congress. Two years ago, Democratic freshmen raised $287,000 on average, while the figure this year for the new GOP lawmakers was $176,000.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-influence-industry/2011/04/20/AFNKReEE_story.html

jm

April 21st, 2011
12:04 pm

awesome.

* Designed for assembly applications, FRIDA is capable of using its human-like arms to grasp and manipulate components.
* The robot represents a new generation of assembly-bots that are lighter, safer and more affordable than before.

I wonder if the AFL-CIO will try to start representing robots and start arguing over their unfair working conditions.

jm

April 21st, 2011
12:05 pm

SoCo 12:04 – I’ve been outed already? Darnit, just started giving my millions away to the R’s this morning after the Boeing fiasco.

stands for decibels

April 21st, 2011
12:10 pm

The Swiss firm, ABB, unveiled its robot, Frida

“Ja, she does everything. Und vee make sure she can’t vote, like vee saw to it mit der Frauen until 1971, in zee land of chocolate” the ABB spokesman was quoted as saying.

jm

April 21st, 2011
12:11 pm

Normal

April 21st, 2011
12:11 pm

YES! OH YES!! PUHLEEZE LET TRUMP/GINGRICH BE A REALITY! OH PLEEEEEZE!

Joe Cool

April 21st, 2011
12:12 pm

Trump: Stop asking me birther questions!

LOL. Ali Velshi(sp) CNN, pulled his card.

RB from Gwinnett

April 21st, 2011
12:12 pm

Jay, the caption under the photo is appropriate for the National Equirer. But most of your garbage is on the same level as theirs, so it’s not surprising to see the AJC stoop to that level with a potential presidential candidate.

And you’re still wondering why you’re failing at double the national average….

md

April 21st, 2011
12:12 pm

Trump vs Obama……….no wonder we have a 14 trillion dollar problem…….looks like another coin toss.

Sure wish we could vote for Congress first…..then I’d know how to balance out the mess……….

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

April 21st, 2011
12:12 pm

jm

LOL!!!!! You forget that I’m “The Man”. I know and see all…. except for what Jay does – damned freedom of the press stuff!!!

:)

stands for decibels

April 21st, 2011
12:13 pm

jm, it was either that or go to The Third Man well for the cuckoo-clock quote thing.

Left wing management

April 21st, 2011
12:15 pm

The fact that Newt Gingrich thinks Trump would be “drastically less dangerous” to the country ought to send chills down our spine. That’s like an endorsement from the Joker in Batman.

Again I go back to an interesting comment made on CNN by Alec Baldwin about running for president in this country. Does it apply to Trump?

Too many people now are running for public office to complete some missing part of their own psyche. There’s some need they have, some psychological need that they believe can only be fulfilled, Democrat and Republican.

stands for decibels

April 21st, 2011
12:16 pm

From Jay’s linked piece:

Earlier, Gingrich told reporters that he thought it was fair game for Trump to raise questions about Obama’s citizenship.

“Anything is a fair question in this society,” he said. “It’s the nature of modern America.”

Mister Gingrich, a question. Can you prove that you weren’t the star of underground animal-porn series “The Lonely Goatherd, pts. I-IX?”

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

April 21st, 2011
12:17 pm

jm

I seriously doubt that the LS9 or any other Corvette engine will be built by robots. That’s what makes the “true” US supercar that much more special. The engine has the builder’s name attached to it so you know who, and not what, built your engine.

stands for decibels

April 21st, 2011
12:17 pm

The fact that Newt Gingrich thinks Trump would be “drastically less dangerous” to the country ought to send chills down our spine.

for me it was the “zero hesitation” business, but whatever.

md

April 21st, 2011
12:18 pm

“Too many people now are running for public office to complete some missing part of their own psyche. There’s some need they have, some psychological need that they believe can only be fulfilled, Democrat and Republican. ”

Says the actor turned political activist……………….

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

April 21st, 2011
12:18 pm

dB

Anything is a fair question, but didn’t he brush off the guy who asked about his numerous marriages?

Joe Cool

April 21st, 2011
12:18 pm

“Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson announces presidential bid ”

As the Saints fans say, “WHO DAT”??

stands for decibels

April 21st, 2011
12:19 pm

Mr. Gingrich, we have an affidavit from one of the goats, asserting that it was in fact you. Can we see your long form? Yes, *that* one.

Paul

April 21st, 2011
12:20 pm

Jay

Newt should leave stand-up comedy to Larry the Cable Guy.

SoCom

“That caption under that photo is sooooo wrong!!!!”

Way to build international relations, eh?

[[The sign's meaning depends in part on the way the hand is positioned. With the palm of the hand facing the signer, it can mean: An insult – largely restricted to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom,[1] it means “f#$@ off”.[2]]]

Paul

April 21st, 2011
12:23 pm

oh, and the caption was funny.

Maybe it’s why Newt likes him? Common interests?

Don't Tread

April 21st, 2011
12:24 pm

“Donald Trump is dramatically less dangerous to America’s future than Barack Obama”

And should that choice actually show up on the ballot, it will (again) be a choice for the lesser of two evils. (Although it would be great entertainment to hear The Donald say “You’re fired” to Obama.)

USMC

April 21st, 2011
12:33 pm

“If my choice was Barack Obama or Donald Trump, I would have zero hesitation saying that Donald Trump is dramatically less dangerous to America’s future than Barack Obama, and I’d be happy to campaign for him.”

You can pick on the “Newtster” all you want, but this is being said by Millions of Americans.
Check the polls out.

USMC

April 21st, 2011
12:35 pm

Joe The Plumber too.

April 21st, 2011
12:37 pm

I can’t see where Trump would be much of an improvement over oblowhard but I too would go with the lesser of two evils and pick the Donald. Besides, I would much rather see Trump’s flavor of the week on his arm than spend four more years having to look at little barry boy’s old lady.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

April 21st, 2011
12:40 pm

Check the polls out.

The only two pole that matter are ones involving fishing and strippers.

buck@gon

April 21st, 2011
12:45 pm

Both of them are “good articulate and clean; it’s an amazing story.”

–Quote from Joe Biden

Yes, the left has such HIGH standards, don’t they?

“Obama’s going to take care of all my bills, all my troubles now!”

–Quote from polled voter of 2008

And they have such an intelligent and savvy constituency.

Bosch

April 21st, 2011
12:45 pm

“I would much rather see Trump’s flavor of the week on his arm than spend four more years having to look at little barry boy’s old lady.”

Yeah, because when the state of the country is at stake that is the most important thing :roll:

getalife

April 21st, 2011
12:45 pm

Looks like rove won the birther argument and trump does not want to talk about it anymore.

Too funny.

Left wing management

April 21st, 2011
12:46 pm

Don’t Tread: “(Although it would be great entertainment to hear The Donald say “You’re fired” to Obama.)”

Whether he actually says it or not, the fact is we’ll move to a new stage in the “specticalization” or “clownification” of our political system. The point being: he won’t even have to say it. He’ll just stand on the podium with his bravado smile, winking to his cheering crowd as they cheer it. Then he can engage in a pseudo gesture of calming them down and insisting on civility. What worries me is not the “You’re fired!!” gimmickry, it’s the actual blending of reality show egomania with actual policy – which is of course what we’ve seen for years now in Italy with Berlusconi.

Bread and circus for the restless masses and clownish posturers in positions of leadership. This is our future, I fear.

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
12:47 pm

dammit jay … I soooo didn’t need that mental image

Bosch

April 21st, 2011
12:47 pm

buckagon,

do you really wanna go there with quotes from leaders?

‘You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.”
—President George W. Bush, interview with CBS News’ Katie Couric, Sept. 6, 2006

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
12:48 pm

oh, and if that pic ran in the UK, I’d caption it, “what The Donald has to say to the poor”

jm

April 21st, 2011
12:48 pm

I think the Donald is counting the number of times he suggested that he’s running for POTUS. Even though he never ran.

SOUTHERN ATL

April 21st, 2011
12:49 pm

getalife

April 21st, 2011
12:49 pm

Well, his bankruptcy and divorce record is appealing to newt but not to the rest of America.

He will not run.

It is a publicity stunt silly.

The gop are desperately seeking a leader but there are none..

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
12:49 pm

so, bosch – I hear it got a little blowy in ATL yesterday – did all your trees (and corresponding critters) stay out of your house?

Lil' Barry Bailout

April 21st, 2011
12:49 pm

“57 states”…idiot Messiah

Granny Godzilla

April 21st, 2011
12:50 pm

Newt, Donald, Sarah, Michelle, Santorum

Harpo, Groucho, Chico, Gummo, Zeppo

It’s almost cosmic.

Bosch

April 21st, 2011
12:50 pm

USinUK,

Yeap, all is well at the Bosch abode.

Lil' Barry Bailout

April 21st, 2011
12:50 pm

“my Muslim faith”…Idiot Messiah

UGA1999

April 21st, 2011
12:50 pm

Jay….GREAT IDEA THAT WOULD BE A GREAT TICKET.

Kamchak

April 21st, 2011
12:51 pm

Trump/Palin

He wouldn’t have to say “you’re fired.”

She will quit after two years.

getalife

April 21st, 2011
12:51 pm

Letterman said he wanted to see the birth certificate for that thing on his head.

UGA1999

April 21st, 2011
12:51 pm

Getalife….please tell me one thing that Trump has said that you disagree with?

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
12:51 pm

since I don’t feel like wading through the mire, have we already had the “libruls are writing about Donald because they’re skeer’d” comment???

jm

April 21st, 2011
12:52 pm

Kamchak 12:51 LOL

UGA1999

April 21st, 2011
12:52 pm

USinUk…..not yet but why else is everyone already attacking him. Do you know anything about his policies yet?

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
12:52 pm

Kam – 12:51 – nicely done

jm

April 21st, 2011
12:53 pm

UGA1999 – I’ll give you one. he said we should take over Iraq, take their oil, and make it the 51st state.

That, to me, is a seriously dumb idea.

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
12:54 pm

uga – other than their flippy-floppy goodness?

(he used to be pro-choice, now he’s pro-life, he’s suddenly a church-goer, blahblahblah)

my goodness, he and Mittens should run on the same ticket, they’ve been for and against EVERYTHING

Keep Up the Good Fight!

April 21st, 2011
12:54 pm

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld canceled an appearance at one of Donald Trump’s charity events, saying that he is disturbed by Trump’s rhetoric about President Obama
_________________

Well at least someone showed some standards.

getalife

April 21st, 2011
12:55 pm

ug,

He has called every President beginning with Carter the worst ever.

He is a birther.

He knows how to bankrupt a company.

He is a ego maniac.

Just to name a few.

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
12:55 pm

getalife – if not the birth certificate, at least the license of the taxidermist who preserved it

stands for decibels

April 21st, 2011
12:55 pm

Do you know anything about his policies yet?

I lived in that bum-wipe’s stomping ground for several decades. Ask me anything.

actually, I’ll make it easy for you. Are you pro choice? Donald’s your man! Want to criminalize abortion? Donald’s also your man! Think W. was the “worst president ever?” Donald’s your man! Think Obama’s the “worst president ever?” Donald’s STILL your man!

UGA1999

April 21st, 2011
12:56 pm

Jm….and you think he was talking seriously? However I do feel that the Iraqis should pay back America for their help and sacrifice.

jm

April 21st, 2011
12:56 pm

ok, this is far out and worth a read

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/science/21gut.html

Bacteria Divide People Into 3 Types, Scientists Say

The discovery of enterotypes follows on years of work mapping the diversity of microbes in the human body — the human microbiome, as it is known. The difficulty of the task has been staggering. Each person shelters about 100 trillion microbes.

getalife

April 21st, 2011
12:56 pm

USinUK ,

Worst comb over ever.

UGA1999

April 21st, 2011
12:57 pm

Getalife….he also knows how to manage MULTI businesses and manage multi millions of dollars. So you think Bankruptcy should be illegal?

UGA1999

April 21st, 2011
12:58 pm

Stands….that is great sounds like he has your vote!

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
12:58 pm

jm – that reminds me of one of my favorite jokes:

there are 3 kinds of people:

those who can count and those who can’t

Left wing management

April 21st, 2011
12:58 pm

Good Fight: “Comedian Jerry Seinfeld canceled an appearance at one of Donald Trump’s charity events, saying that he is disturbed by Trump’s rhetoric about President Obama / Well at least someone showed some standards.”

Great point. Shame (and thus, shaming) is maybe not completely dead.

UGA1999

April 21st, 2011
12:58 pm

getalife….what does his hair have to do with anything…..although it is pretty aweful isnt it? haha

jm

April 21st, 2011
12:59 pm

UGA1999 – he was talking seriously. If you’re running for President:

A. you don’t say things that you’re kidding about
B. you don’t say things that will seriously piss off the whole rest of the world and make us a pariah.

That said, I will vote for any serious legitimate Republican candidate 7 out of 7 days every week. But that does not include Palin or Trump.

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
12:59 pm

getalife – some of my most favoritest tv coverage of him ever was when he was here visiting St Andrews to talk about building his golf course / resort … not even his teflon hair could stand up to Scottish windy weather ..

Joe Cool

April 21st, 2011
1:00 pm

UGA1999=baby WOW

jm

April 21st, 2011
1:00 pm

USinUK 12:58 – that’s funny.

I used to tell women (when I was single) that I was 1/3 Irish, 1/3 Scottish, and 1/3 English. All women who said “oh that’s interesting” were immediately on the “ignore” list.

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
1:01 pm

jm – hahaha … Irish / Scottish / English – talk about conflicted!

Keep Up the Good Fight!

April 21st, 2011
1:02 pm

he also knows how to manage MULTI businesses and manage multi millions of dollars

got proof that he actually manages? I mean exclude the ones that lease his name and the ones that exclude him from management And the ones where he is paid salary but claims he does not run them when they go bankrupt…..

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
1:02 pm

jm – I always joke that I’m Scottish from my mother’s side, Italian from my dad’s – so I want to invite everyone over for dinner, then charge them for it

NIght Train

April 21st, 2011
1:02 pm

One thing that Donald understands that Obama doesn’t quite get is how to balance the budget.

QUIT SPENDING

We can not raise the debt limit and still not default on our loans. Anyone that claims they are tired together is clueless!

QUIT SPENDING

Spend the next 4 years cutting the spending then if that doesn’t work, then and only then we’ll talk about raising taxes.

stands for decibels

April 21st, 2011
1:04 pm

Stands….that is great sounds like he has your vote!

He might have my vote in the GA GOP primary, if I’m feeling extra-hateful that day.

jm

April 21st, 2011
1:05 pm

USinUK 1:01 – it was more about the genome…. um. no one’s 1/3 anything…. :)

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
1:05 pm

One thing that Donald understands that Obama doesn’t quite get is how to balance the budget.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

the guy has declared bankruptcy … what … two? three? times???

yeah, he knows budgeting like karen carpenter knows gourmet food

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
1:06 pm

jm – depends on your parents ;-)

jm

April 21st, 2011
1:07 pm

in the category of holy sh-t. from the nytimes.com

The newest model on the shelves is the Tri-Phoria ($39.99), created by the condom company Trojan after a study the company conducted in 2008 in partnership with the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University revealed that over half of American women had used vibrators

Keep Up the Good Fight!

April 21st, 2011
1:08 pm

UK…shame on you. The Donald did not file “bankruptcy”, he filed a “chapter”…… there must be a difference if he says so.

USinUK

April 21st, 2011
1:08 pm

off to play with bees …

later taters!

BMDPD

April 21st, 2011
1:08 pm

Why do you libs fear Trump so much? Is it because he has as much ’star power’ as Obama? Is it because he actually does have leadership experience in large organizations vice being a community organizer? Laugh all you want, he is legitimate. He also has something that Obama doesn’t. They are called BALLS! Maybe you liberals should get some (balls) instead of blaming your problems on everyone else.

NIght Train

April 21st, 2011
1:08 pm

And like spending your way out of debt is going to work?

jm

April 21st, 2011
1:09 pm

USinUK 1:08 – wait. bees? bee keeper? ditto

Jack

April 21st, 2011
1:10 pm

Trump is a joke. But a lesser joke than Obama.

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