Marco Rubio Arrested for Allegedly Shooting Four Hotel Employees

(I found this on Facebook, and it made me laugh. The author didn’t want me linking to a private account, but I have permission to post it to my blog.)

Marco Rubio Arrested for Allegedly Shooting Four Hotel Employees

Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio was arrested late last night after allegedly shooting four hotel workers at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, police said.

A statement released by Miami Dade Metro Homicide Sergeant Joe Friday gave details of the attack.

“According to security footage, Mr. Rubio was giving a speech explaining how his third place finish in the Louisiana Republican primary put him in prime position to capture the nomination when he received word that Donald Trump’s poll numbers had increased by ten points following the previous night’s incident.”

In that well publicized event, Mr. Trump asked supporters at a rally to pledge their lives to him. After a mass rush to do so, he killed one of them with a single gunshot to the head. The incident was ruled voluntary homicide, and no charges were filed against Mr. Trump. “It’s just Donald being Donald,” the police said. A disturbing the peace charge was leveled against the corpse.

“Mr. Rubio,” the statement read, “proceeded to ask one of his staffers to obtain an assault rifle. The staffer, Shu Licker, promptly returned with an AK-47. The video shows Mr. Rubio spraying the hotel conference room with bullets and shouting, ‘If this doesn’t get me into the White House, I don’t know what will.’ A bartender, two maids, and a hotel assistant manager all sustained wounds and were pronounced dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital.”

When reached for comment, Sgt. Friday said, “It’s just lucky that it was a Rubio rally instead of any of the other candidates. Even a Kasich event would have had somebody other than a few of the hotel staff in attendance. The tragedy could have been so much worse.”

When asked what he thought the outcome of the case would be, Sgt. Friday said, “I really shouldn’t speculate, but I think Little Marco is going to get the chair … unless President Trump pardons him.

What the Crap is Going on in the US Virgin Islands?

I’ve always considered myself, in addition to being reasonable, to be intelligent. Simply put, though, I can’t figure out what is going on in the US Virgin Islands.

According to this link, the Republican caucus was held (Yes, the US apparently owns some kind of island or something somewhere. Yes, this territory apparently gets to vote on who the nominees will be. 9 delegates are at stake.)

Beyond that, I’m having a hard time making sense of anything. I think that the islanders vote for actual people who are will attend the convention in Cleveland as delegates. I also think that some of these delegates will be somehow bound by the vote on who to choose on the first ballot. After that, everything gets really hazy as all the articles assume you have knowledge that I don’t possess.

The results are in but all 6 delegates are unpledged? Huh? And what about the other three delegates?

If anyone can explain it to me, I’d appreciate it.

Ruling the void

The author of the post below lays some serious truth on us:

parties have become glorified spin doctors for state power as their leaders are more interested in their role as part of the government than in representing their voters.

What good is political science if it flubs the biggest development in American politics in generations? Using this question, some commentators are turning “political science didn’t pred…

Source: Ruling the void

A Conversation with Two Trump Supporters

Just today, I had a conversation with two actual Trump supporters in person in my office. This post is a real account and is not an attempt to be funny in any way (okay, so I do attempt to be funny because that’s just what I do, but I’m not fabricating the event in an attempt to be funny). This actually happened.

Supporter 1 is a white legal immigrant from south Africa. Truthfully, I don’t know if he’s from the country of South Africa or simply one of the countries in the southern part of the continent (I’m an American; you’re lucky that I can even find Africa on a map and know that a country called South Africa exists). He likes Trump because Trump has actually accomplished something with his life as opposed to Senators Cruz and Rubio who have been “public servants” all their lives. He equates being a politician to pretty much living off the government dole.

Supporter 2 is also a legal immigrant. He’s a darker-skinned Muslim from some middle eastern country (again, I play the American card here regarding not knowing his exact origins). He likes Trump because Trump isn’t afraid to give voice to problems. “How are you ever going to solve anything if you’re too afraid to even talk about it?”

I don’t think that you can draw overarching conclusions about anything based on such a tiny sample size, but maybe you can start to say, “Trump supports are more diverse than we thought.”

 

Rubio: “Everything is going exactly according to plan”

I never get tired of these posts:

MIAMI–Marco Rubio, fresh off two last-place finishes and two third-place finishes in Tuesday’s voting, announced to an excited crowd here today that “Everything is going exactly a…

Source: Rubio: “Everything is going exactly according to plan”

Maybe I’m not Crazy

For a while now, I’ve seen the Trump phenomena as being primarily about economics. Building a wall, insults, all that other crap … who cares? As a middle class American, I want to know what candidates are going to do about my economic future.

Trump seems to be the only one talking about trade and economics.

But no one else even noticed. Racism! Stupidity! He’s a phony and a fraud!

I was beginning to think I was seeing something that wasn’t there. Now, the Guardian is backing me up (Thanks, Guardian!).

Okay, the reasonable part of this post is over. I’m putting on my tinfoil hat – I can’t help but ask, “Why is the Republican establishment so vehemently anti-Trump?”

Seriously, they’d rather Ted Cruz over the guy. Rationally, you have to see Trump as a deal maker. Why not simply have a sit down with him and try to have him tamp down on the crazy?

But if the establishment is as completely in the pocket of big business as I think they are, they’re stance makes a lot more sense. Reasonable opinion or not, I’m just sayin’ …