Lakenheath Old Boys

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Monday, July 18, 2016

The RNC - Day 1

As you all know, my second favorite sport to follow is US politics. I took a week or so off from the blog after that disappointing finish to France 2016 but I'm back and feeling refreshed after that break.

So, starting tonight, I'll be blogging the primetime coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. It's the Trump Show this week, so you know that it's going to be lively. Regardless of your political views, I hope you'll join me here for a drink and a natter this week. Cheers!

30 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Tonight's theme is "Make America Safe Again," so expect a lot of talk about national security and immigration. Fairly standard boilerplate Republican stuff.

The marquee speakers tonight, if you can call them that are Texas Governor Rick Perry, Kansas Senator Jodi Ernst, Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani and The Donald's wife Melania. Trump is taking the unusual step of appearing each night of the convention, including introducing his wife tonight.

5:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The #NeverTrump caucus led by Utah senator Mike Lee has just been squeezed out with the RNC leadership blocking a roll call vote on a conscience clause that would have allowed GOP delegates to vote for whichever candidate they wanted rather than for Trump.

The floor erupted with opposing chants of "Roll Call!" and "Trump!" for the better part of half an hour. Hardly an auspicious start.

5:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now the Colorado delegation has walked off the floor of the convention in protest. Wow!

5:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I caught a bit of Charles in Charge's speech - really unconvincing. I'm not sure that any of these people really support Trump. They're settling.

8:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're approaching Hour 4 of the Benghazi Report....

9:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Next up is a racist fear mongering video about immigration. Fear-inducing because the entire bass bandwidth of the Quicken arena’s impressive sound system is brought to bear. The video then reveals Kelly Terry-Willis and Kent Terry, broadcasting live from the Arizona-Mexico border.

Their brother, Brian Terry, was a Border Patrol agent who died on patrol, with guns in the attack against his group traced to the Fast and Furious gun-walking program.

9:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good evening. I've been busy doing summer cleaning around the house and lost track of time.

9:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Are you making fun of Chachi? LOL! I was never a fan and always found him annoying.

9:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now up is Blue Lives Matter. Boo!

9:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now up is Blue Lives Matter. Boo!

9:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Evening, MUR - glad to join you for this event tonight.

10:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rudy Giuliani is firing up the Reichstag now. And there appears to be a Code Pink protestor in the hall who is being led out.

10:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. That commercial asking us to dial the 800 number to vote for Trump was hilarious.

10:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I noticed that. The police are there to protect us no matter our race? Who is he kidding? I enjoyed watching the protestor.

10:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rudy Guilani doesn't want Black Lives Matter to divide people because he would rather the Republicans do that.

10:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Apparently this is the night to dump on Black Lives Matter. Really? Even if you didn't appreciate BLM, is that really all that needs fixing in this country?

Nothing to say about health care or schools or infrastructure or transportation or the environment. Just BLM?

10:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good lord, someone has wheeled out Bob Dole for the festivities. He looks like he's been exhumed.

10:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No .Just militaristic power. I understand the need to stop terrorism, but our infastfucture is important too.

10:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What kind of entrance was that - and to "We are the Champions?" Freddie Mercury is rolling over in his grave.

10:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mention of Trump being like Reagan must have made your stomach turn.

10:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Now he introduces his wife Melania, as a great mother. She's a real mother.

10:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

His wife sounds like a KGB operative. Just what we're looking for in a first lady

10:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

He looks like she should be married to one of the strikers for the Slovenian national side.

10:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM, Basilovsky.

10:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

She says the Trumps are full of love.A love of evil.

10:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Melanie found the music amusing.

10:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

General Flynn has lost the plot.

11:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chris Christie being interviewed now - Lip up, Fatty!

11:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Those people that push their rank are narciists,Sen Ernst.

11:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If you don't believe me,Joni, then I'll go ask Chachi.

11:15 PM  

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