Saturday, March 05, 2016

Ben Carson drops out, after finally opening his eyes enough to see the obvious.

Courtesy of NBC News: 

Ben Carson on Friday announced he is "leaving the campaign trail" after a string of disappointing finishes in the GOP presidential primary contests and urged his former Republican rivals for more civility. 

"There's a lot of people who love me, they just won't vote for me," Carson said during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference taking place outside Washington, D.C. 

The announcement was expected after Carson released a statement saying he does "not see a political path forward" after this week's Super Tuesday contests. He did not participate in Thursday's GOP debate in Michigan.

I like how these folks always use the term "suspends" when what they mean is "get the hell out." 

Let's face it Ben Carson NEVER stood a chance anyhow.

Not only is it very unlikely that the GOP will nominate a black man for president EVER, but his election cycle in particular is defined by racism and intolerance.

I think I might actually miss Ben Carson a little.

I mean sure he was fun to mock, with his talk of Pyramid grain silos and his apparent narcolepsy, but he was also one the few folks in this race not acting like a middle school bully.


  1. Anonymous9:10 AM

    My very favorite ben move? Was the night, he just stood there, back stage, after being announced and all the other candidates walked passed except for don john.

  2. From the article: I like how these folks always use the term "suspends" …

    If you only "suspend" you get to keep your delegates (if any!), and to keep raising funds, even for purposes other than debt retirement. More at:

    1. Anonymous11:15 AM

      This! And yeah, it why running fro office is now a legal con for the never had a chancers like Carson.

  3. Anonymous9:17 AM

    Carson doesn't care. He got in the race to pull a Ron Paul retirement fundraiser, he raised 85 million and spent very little of it. Unfortunately it is perfectly legal.

    1. Anonymous9:21 AM

      He spent a fair bit but most of it was on his friends' businesses. He had to spread the grift around kind of like Palin does.

  4. I think Ben was in it just to make money. Look at his increased book sales. What percent of funds raised were spent on fund raising?

  5. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Ben Carson drops out,after filling his coffers with moron's donations.

  6. Anonymous9:43 AM

    I always felt Carson to be the token black in the Republican race. He was never going to win in the first place!

  7. Anonymous10:08 AM

    As an Afro-American dude in the Racist Party he'll soon be as forgotten as that pizza guy from last time around.

  8. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Totally O/T but just checked Bristol's instagram.

    She and Sailor are in Hawaii. Of course, since she's breastfeeding, she couldn't possibly stay in Alaska and send Sailor there by herself LOL.

    Bad photo, dark, first thought was, what's she trying to hide? In HI and can't take a nice sun-shiny photo?

    Darn, I'm too cynical. But everything about the Palins is "off."

    Also, too, apparently NEXT weekend is "cabin weekend" according to comments.

    Didn't MALOE say something about Bristol going to HI?

    Finally, Alaskans, especially those near Anchorage. GREAT prices on HI trips.

    $97 each way.

    If you're an Alaskan and don't subscribe to Scott McMurren's travel emails you should. Always has best travel prices for Alaskans.

    I still contend that the Palins do most of their travel on Alaska Air miles by charging all their PAC expenses on A.A. credit card. Get double the whammy on those old folks' pocket change.

    1. Anonymous11:23 AM

      Hmmmm... six hour flight each way from Anchorage. She just had time off to have kid, (supposedly) now even if shes just going to HI the a weekend, that's two days travel time off.How do you say "lies about having a job" in Hawaiian?

    2. Anonymous11:27 AM

      Are Track and Jordan there? If so, why isn't Track in rehab? Jordan must have very low self-esteem to stay with that loser. Where's Sarah? Was Piper left behind to watch Trig and Tripp? Inquiring minds want to know!

    3. Anonymous11:50 AM

      If a dedicated blogger really wanted to verify that Bristol actually works at that doctor's office in Anchorage, all they'd have to do is camp outside in the parking lot - daily - for the business hours of the doctor - and survey for Bristol's entering and leaving the location - keeping track of her hours and physical appearance.

      I'd recommend (a couple of people that have time to do this) to share in the observance - keeping track for a month and then getting back to us with the stats.

      We all know she is in Hawaii now - wouldn't be hard to determine the work schedule of Bristol Palin when she returns to Alaska!

  9. Also off Topic but Alicia is harassing sunny and Levi again. Sunny posted about it on Facebook

    1. Anonymous5:57 PM

      Now THAT is soooo newsworthy, SPHASH. Dunno how I could've made it thru the weekend without knowing that. BTW, your blog sucks.

  10. Anonymous11:29 AM

    I am firmly convinced that we will someday discover that he has some form of dementia or other brain disease. A man that unable to form a coherent thought and who make the most absurd claims about history would not be able to perform that kind of surgery he became famous for.

    I realize that top surgeons (especially neurosurgeons) often lack people skills, but his odd behavior goes far beyond a poor bedside manner.

  11. Anonymous11:38 AM


    TBogg...The GOP got in bed with Sarah Palin in 2008 and woke up with Donald Trump in 2016

    *The Wibbitz/Quick Watch video at the top is auto generated with TBogg's words and is hilarious when read by a computerized voice.

  12. Anonymous11:42 AM

    I've always thought Carson to be just plain weird! Agree with 11:29 AM! He just doesn't seem quite right!

  13. Is there some way to redirect this Palin shit that seems to infect the comments of almost every story posted here? Hell, the posters themselves admit to being off topic. If you know you are off topic, why post? Find a Palin only thread or start your own blog. You give a shit about her; most of us don't. If I want the latest gossip about Palin, I'll look for it. My dog licks its balls, but I don't need to post it to every story here whether it has anything to do with ball licking or not. Yeah, yeah, I know this is America and you can post whatever you want. Grownups who respect the first amendment also subscribe to the notion of the social contract. I like the idea of sitting in a darkened movie theater without some jackass lighting up his phone in front of me. He bought a ticket, he can do what he wants. Or he could use his phone and write blog comments in the appropriate place.

    1. Anonymous12:10 PM

      Thank you! It's an election year and there are real issues to discuss! The Palins are so over.

    2. Anonymous12:17 PM

      I don't lick my balls and don't post when my dog does either because I figure no one cares.

      However, I do know that people who follow IM are interested in the latest Palin craziness so if I see something new I post it on the newest post as an O/T.

      That also helps Gryphen keep tabs as he's more than a few times, used our "tips" as a starting point for a new post.

      Such as the Bristol and baby who can't fly to Kentucky to see her dad CAN fly to Hawaii for a vaycay.

      He may have already known and been working on this new post, but it's good to help chip in.

      My way of paying back to all the others that have posted O/T tips that I've followed up.

      My advice to you is: If you don't like O/T comments, don't read them.

      Scan right on over them, the way the rest of us scan over comments and topics we don't care for.

    3. Anonymous12:20 PM

      You do realize your comment is OT?

    4. Anonymous12:34 PM

      12:20 PM



    5. the IM concern troll can lick my dogs balls if they would like to2:09 PM

      Well played 12:20...

      TC 11:43 is hoist on own retard.

    6. Anonymous2:30 PM

      11:43, I agree!

  14. Nothing freaked me about Carson more than that portrait of him and Christ looking like a couple of drinking buddies. What kind of mind commissions a work like that? When and if you see it again, note that Jesus doesn't have a halo around his head, presumably because even Ben realized he couldn't wear one too. A visitor from another planet could quite fairly ask, "So which one's the savior...?"

    Nevertheless, we can be grateful that Ben Carson passed through. Without him, how would we have discovered that prison turns men gay?

    1. Anonymous12:03 PM

      *prison turns men gay
      *the pyramids were built and used to store grain
      *Jews would have prevented the Holocaust if they were armed.

  15. Anonymous3:45 PM

    O/T Donald Trump Asks Supporters To Raise Right Hand In A Scene Straight Out Of Nazi Germany

    Donald Trump’s ascent to the top of the Republican presidential candidate heap has been increasingly likened to the rise of Adolf Hitler, as both men have used racist rhetoric and blamed select groups of minorities for many of the country's problems.

    On Saturday, that comparison became even more apparent when footage surfaced of Trump at a rally in Orlando, Florida, that was eerily reminiscent of 1930s Nazi rallies.

    Toward the end of his speech, Trump can be seen addressing the crowd forcefully. He tells them to raise their right hand and asks them to repeat after him that they will vote for him for president, no matter what.

    "Don't forget you all raised your hand, you swore," Trumps says to the crowd afterwards. "Bad things happen if you don't live up to what you just did."

    The clip mirrored scenes of Hitler addressing crowds in Nazi Germany and performing the Nazi salute -- a raised right hand.

    On Friday, Bill Maher aired a mock translation of one of Hitler's speeches on his show to demonstrate how both men employed racist rhetoric that appeals to the public's fears.

    Similarly, comedian Louis C.K. sent an email to his fans Saturday comparing Trump to Hitler and begging people not to vote for him. "It was funny for a little while," he wrote in his email. "But the guy is Hitler."

  16. Anita Winecooler5:33 PM

    "There's a lot of people who love me, they just won't vote for me,"

    Huh? He just woke up and an angel descended and 'splained it to him? Ben, generally speaking, when people LOVE you, they LOVE to vote for you. Ask President Obama, he'll tell ya! Now be honest, you wanna go home, put on Johnny Mathis, Marvin Gay and Witney Houston LP's on your zenith console record player and sleep in your own bed with your lovely wife. It must get so tiring sleeping standing up. What's your secret? narcolepsy and brain surgery don't mix.

    1. Anonymous7:41 PM

      I love Marvin Gaye! Johnny Mathis & Whitney Houston were talented but Marvin beats them all! I still remember where I was when I found out he'd tragically passed.


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