Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Debate Night Special!

Evening, folks - I've just poured myself a stiff drink and am settling in to watch the Republican debate preliminaries. The GOP candidate go at it again tonight starting at 8pm on CNBC.

If you're watching, drop by for a drink and a laugh with me.

44 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're getting close to debate time now, folks. The backstory for tonight is fascinating. Our favorite neurosurgeon Ben Carson has overtaken The Donald in the latest polling, so expect there to be some hilarious put-downs tonight.

Jeb Bush's campaign is on life support; he'll have to have a huge night to convince donors that he still has a chance. And then there are 10 or so candidates who need a knockout in order to stay in the race.

7:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The candidates are entering the arena. It'll be interesting to see if they still give Trump the center podium.

8:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here we go then!

8:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First, an "open" question about a candidate's biggest weakness.

Kasich whiffs on it entirely.

The Huck doesn't think he has any weakness but says his wife could find a few?

8:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Okay, we get it - none of these idiots think they have any weaknesses. What a bomb of a first question.

8:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Next, John Harwood asks Trump if he's running a comic book version of a campaign - ouch!

8:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice grilling of Ben Carson on his tithing idea. I'm enjoying this questioning now.

8:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

John Kasich jumps in with a strong attack on Carson and then Trump reminds people that Kasich was on the board of Lehman Brothers when they tanked the economy.

Loving the mudslinging here.

8:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Carly Fiorina chips in with her ideas about simplifying the tax code.

8:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Marco Rubio says that there is a double standard between the mainstream media and the conservative moment.

Jeb launches a sweet attack on Rubio based on his record of missed votes. Rubio hits back comparing him to John McCain.

8:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bush comes out swinging again against Harwood's horse race question.

8:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Carly gets the obvious question about being fired by Hewlett Packard. Decent answer but she's going to be continually dragged down by this one.

8:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ted Cruz next - he complains about the questioning. He gets a big applause line out of it.

8:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Next, Rand Paul rationales not passing a debt ceiling bill.

8:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Next, Chris Christie is talking about how he's going to steal our Social Security from us.

8:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And Huckabee wants to privatize Social Security.

8:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The GOP candidates have had their bathroom break and we're back.

Trump is up next with a question about his bankruptcies.

8:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Jim Cramer asks whether Wall Street bankers should be in jail. He says that they would be if he was in charge.

9:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Jeb wants to give a Democrat a warm kiss - what?

9:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Carly Fiorina with another set of talking points, this time about "big and powerful" government.

9:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Carly attacks Hillary Clinton for being "bad for women."

9:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ben Carson is asked about why he serves on the board of a gay-friend company, Costco.

9:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Carson is grilled about his involvement in a shady nutritional supplement company. The crowd is now booing the moderators. They have been tough.

9:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Back from the second break and Rubio is asked about his support for visas that bring in high tech workers.

9:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now Rubio is attacking the "mainstream media."

9:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now Rubio is saying that Hillary Clinton was exposed as a liar in last week's hearings.

9:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Trump is asked about the gun-free policies at some of his properties.

9:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Huckabee flatters Trump after Harwood asks him if he's a moral role model. Apparently he's even wearing a Trump tie. Kasich asks if it's made in China.

9:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now Christie is banging on about how the police are being unfairly treated by the President. Oy vey.

9:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kasich is asked about student loan debt. Decent answer about high school to college credits. Kasich is the only serious candidate on this stage.

9:54 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

How much time is left in the proceedings?

9:54 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

I got tied up watching the footie

9:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Evening, WHR! I didn't have the stomach to watch the Revives get beaten up again.

We've got half an hour left in this one.

9:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've got more hope in politics than I have in footer right now.

9:57 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

The Revs were the better side in the first half. Scored what may have been the goal of the season.

9:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A question about government regulation of gambling produces the ire of Christie.

10:00 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

I was trying to access the debate on my laptop, but alas, no. How crazy has Dr. Odd and the Trumpkin been?

10:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's what I heard. I hope to see the replay.

10:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's been fairly narrowly focused on economic issues, so the moderators have kept the crazy to a minimum.

10:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Social Security now - Jeb and Rand Paul in favor of means testing. Rand wants to raise the age limit. That's a vote killer.

10:07 PM  
Blogger West Ham Rising said...

Hope you enjoy the balance of the debate. I'm going to call it a night. West Ham away to Watford this Saturday. Must be the MOTD!

10:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm really enjoying the Hammers this season. Cheerio!

10:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This debate seems a good deal more civil, largely because the moderators have directed most of the ire toward them.

10:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Final comments now:

Rand Paul wants a tiny government.

Christie wants to know if people are fed up with Washington?

Ted Cruz thinks he's stepped up against government

Carly keeps saying that nothing ever changes

Ben Carson thanks other candidates for not falling into the trap of being negative

Trump doesn't think the US wins anymore. Very negative.

Rubio tells his immigrant story

Jeb thinks he'll change the culture in Washington. And then coughs.

Huckabee attacks the media again (yawn)

Kasich talks about his appearance on Morning Joe. He wants stronger families.

And that's all she wrote.

10:20 PM  

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