The National Scene-The Sunday Political Talk Show Report on 12/13/15

Thank God they fixed the climate last week as John Kerry tells us. And Karl Rove surprises with good commentary while The Donald defends his concerns re Muslims right well. A game of words with Christmas carols just for fun. Click in on the Sunday talk show thread for the updates.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Secretary of State John Kerry; Republican presidential candidate John Kasich; Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson.

The FreeRepublic Sunday Talk Show Thread

Meet the Press-Lackluster Marco Rubio, Robust Round Table

Marco Rubio, Republican candidate for President, looked very nice, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. But his responses to Chuck Todd’s queries were lackluster and uninspiring.
Rubio got caught up in some question myriad with Todd about same sex marriage and Rubio came off as clueless and without a good answer. “It’s up to the states,” Rubio said, and Todd asked , if that is the case, then he supports the Supreme court ruling on same sex marriage, no?

Rubio again spoke a lot of words making no sense.

Secretary of State John Kerry was on a few shows today because, TADA! They had a huge conference on climate change and all countries agreed not to raise the temperature more than 2 degrees Celsius, I am not making this up. Kerry reported that Trump’s recent and incendiary remarks about disallowing Muslims entrance into America are not going over well in the Mideast. Kerry said Trump should be going after DASH, not Muslims. And now we must ask who the hell is DASH? Yeah, I know it’s the latest and greatest acronym for ISIS, the group of Thugs determined to kill all the infidels.

dr12.13.15sundaypolitedkoppelThe best segment of Meet the Press was the round table of pundits in that we had a guy we have not seen in a while, Ted Koppel! Now I don’t particularly like Ted Koppel but he does bear a huge resemblance to my dear, and now departed, husband of 25 years.

Koppel and the rest of the MTP round table discussed the possibility of a so-called “brokered” Republican convention and the possibility of un-electing Rahm Emmanuel, Mayor of Chicago.
The Emmanuel discussion was a surprise in that I had no idea there was any discussion of ridding Chicago of this famous lying sack of crap, who held off showing that cop video so that it would not affect his election. Turns out the city of Chicago, famously run by Democrats since the 1930’s, has absolutely no way to remove an elected Mayor. Discussions now abound re getting the Illinois legislature to enact a law allowing this.

This Week-Ben Carson-Great try, but no banana

Ben Carson has been taking a huge hit in the polls of late and I’ll attest that it’s not because he is not a likeable, respected and inspirational man. In light of this ongoing battle on DASH/ISIS/ISIL I’d suggest that the soft-spoken Ben Carson is taking a back seat to the tougher candidates such as Trump and Cruz.

Ben Carson would make a great Surgeon General

Political Cartoon of the Week

Fox News Sunday-Karl Rove Surprises

It was on this Sunday that Donald Trump declared Republican presidential opponent Ted Cruz a maniac.


I do hear tell that Cruz screams and shouts at Majority Leader Mumbles McConnell and caused John Boehner to cry….NO WAIT….everything caused Boehner to cry.

Of great interest was Karl Rove’s excellent commentary about the recent Climate Change talks. Now I don’t especially like Rove, viewing him as the GOP elite that have so made the party Democrat-Lite. But he did ditch the damn chalkboard and gave a rousing summary of the silliness in Paris that would have mankind declaring a moratorium on temperature increases as if mankind were capable of such a thing.

Rove expanded on how the poorer countries of the planet will most suffer, IF this climate change moratorium had any rules to enforce, in that they would be condemned to NOT using so-called fossil fuels whereas America had the wealth to move beyond rudimentary and dirty fuel with scrubbing technology and such.

Rove also, correctly, explained this non-story (for now) about a brokered convention. It’s a wet dream of many of the Lamestream press, Rove explained, and no indicator of any such plan against Donald Trump.

Whether you like Trump or not, the GOP-e has no right to force THEIR candidate down our throats. The crazy whacko Republican base demands a fair convention, at the very least.

CNN State of the Union-Jake Tapper-Best Trump interview of day-

Donald Trump showed up in a few venues of the day but it was Jake Tapper who was, frankly, slapped silent by Donald Trump in the answers Trump gave about this Muslim problem.

It isn’t about naming a country, Trump explained to Tapper. It’s about a religion and it doesn’t matter that the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful, or so said Trump, to the effect. It’s that-and with this Trump listed a string of attacks, all by “radicalized Muslims”-all of these attackers had one thing in common. Tapper declared that the Boston bombers were Americans, as why the goof in San Bernardino. Heh. Doesn’t matter where they were born, they are ALL MUSLIMS!

The Donald explained, calmly, that the sweet lady who was part of that duo in San Bernardino had been vetted by no less than five government agencies. Trump read some of the questions asked in this vetting process, to include “Are you a terrorist?” and come on, who’s going to say YES?

Trump said he only iterated what so many Americans think but are afraid to say.

Face the Nation-John Kasich-still Nasty and querulous

A Governor of Ohio and famous member of the GOP-e, Kasich is going nowhere but he continually jumps up and down like a monkey, declaring that compromise is needed, compromise is needed.

Or something.
Kasich did not impress.

My Take

Heh. Well we have the famously studious and peace-loving Prince Alwaleed bin Talal demanding that Donald Trump exit from the American presidential race and we should all stop and listen to this great scholar and American citizen.

From Conservative

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was reacting to Trump’s proposal earlier this week calling for a temporary ban of  Muslim immigrants from entering the United States.


It was mostly Donald Trump and his suggestion to temporarily stop Muslim immigration and John Kerry (who served in Vietnam by the way) all about climate change.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, a world wide group actually met in Paris and declared that temperatures should not be allowed to rise above two degrees Celsius and they really did that, AS IF THEY HAD SUCH POWER!

With absolutely no way to enforce any rule yet there they were, patting themselves on the back, full of themselves.

After making the resolution and all the speeches, they all boarded their gasoline gobbling private jets and headed home to do what they want.

Below, a bit of a game, copied shamelessly from my church bulletin. Below are new and modern names given to age-old Christmas carols…..below this are the answers.

Have a smile and give it a try.

1-Bleached Yule
2-staneous-colored Seed Vesicated in a Conflagation
3-Singular Yearning for the Twin Anterior Incisors
4-Righteous Darkness
5-Arrival Time 2400 hours-weather cloudless
6-Loyal Followers Advance
7-Applay and Ecologic Visually Aesthetic Improvement to Interior Causeways
8-Distant from the Present Locale in a Device Devoted to Animal Alimentation
9-Bantam Male Percussionist
10-First person Nominative Plural of a Triumvirate of Oriental Potentates
11-Nocturnal Noiselessness
12-Almighty One Deactivate Blithe Chevaliers
13-Red Man en Route to Borouth
14-Do Not Prevent Crystallization of Hydrogen Hydroxide Forming Precipitate from the Atmosphere
15-Venture Forth and Voice from a specific Alpine Geological Formation
16-The Quadruped with the Vermillion Proboscis
17-Query Regarding Identity of Descendant
18-Felicitations to Sol’s Third Major Satellite
19-Give Attention to the Melodious Celestial Beings
20-The Dozen Festive 24-Hour Intervals
21-The Initial Commemoration of Divine Incarnation
22-A Trioche of Oceangoing Vessels was Apparent to ME
23-During the Nocturnal Vigilance of Custodians of Ruminants of the Genus Ovis
24-I Shall Return to the Situs of my Domicile for the celebration of Divine Nativity
1-White Christmas
2-Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
3-All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
4-O Holy Night
5-It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
6-O Come, All Ye Faithful
7-Deck the Halls
8-Away in a Manger
9-Little Drummer Boy
10-We Three Kings
11-Silent Night
12-God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
13-Santa Claus is Coming to Town
14-Let It Snow
15-Go, Tell it on the Mountain
16-Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
17-What Child is This?
18-Joy to the World
19-Hard! The Herald Angels Sing
20-The Twelve Days of Christmas
21-The First Noel
22-I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing
23-While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
24-I’ll be Home for Christmas

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3 Comments on "The National Scene-The Sunday Political Talk Show Report on 12/13/15"

  1. pandora says:

    Daesh, not DASH. And you wonder why no one takes you seriously.

  2. mouse says:

    Since it was cold enough last winter to make a snowball in congress and that convinced the conservative talk radio republicans that climate change wasn’t real, does record warmth day after day in December this year mean that climate change is real?

  3. mouse says:

    Where are the jobs from the Republican congress? The infrastructure? The assurance that social security and medicare will be there rather than another tax cut for the 1%

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