Sith lords make way for the orcs.
A former astronaut is speaking about space exploration to people who are anti-science.
I remember when Scott Walker quit the primary campaign, he urged the other candidates to unite against Trump.
Little Marco endorses Trump!
There’s Lucifer in the flesh. Canada’s Ted Cruz.
Weird. Cruz criticizes “government decrees,” yet praises GITMO, which was established by a government decree.
Cruz: Freedom means the religious freedom to enact bigoted laws.
This convention does put the theory of evolution into question.
The odor of sulfur is filling the arena at the moment.
Old “Country First” signs from the McCain/Palin era have come out.
No endorsement. Booing! Perfect!!!
Fox News is trashing Cruz for failing to endorse Trump.
Newt is good at bringing the fear.
Poor Newt was rushed to end his speech because Pence has now been pushed into irrelevance as 11pm EST approaches.
Mike Pence introduces himself: Christian. Conservative. Republican.
But not American.
The contrast of the Trump and Pence families is striking. Thrift store versus Fifth Avenue.
God can heal our land. Elect Trump. Makes sense.
Donald couldn’t help himself, he had to rise up out of his pit and step on Pence’s one moment in the sun.
He had big money backers and Fox News’ Rovean endorsement.
His walk up music was Rascal Flatts’ “Life is a Highway.”
God abandoned Scott Walker.
Das Auto. Die Lüge. Volkswagen.
Ben Carson is a garden variety religious bigot.
My running thoughts on the second grown up table Republican debate:
Re the kid’s table: Mr Jindal should run again once he reaches puberty.
Mr Trump’s hair is groomed to look like the wing of a fighter jet.
Very diverse audience in the Reagan Temple tonight.
Like Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, CNN’s Jake Tapper is eager to take Mr Trump down.
Rand Paul is Trump’s first punching bag of the evening.
Scott Walker decimated. Trump is a buffoon but he’s playing with fools.
Hopefully, there will be a question about Ms Fiorina and HP.
Jeb! has wandered into Trump’s cesspool.
Fiorina says not talking to Putin shows strength. Funny stuff.
Fortunately, Mr Cruz won’t be elected president.
Mr Huckabee makes the Iran deal a matter of the Apocalypse.
Mr Huckabee advocates lawlessness re the topic of Kim Davis.
Christie pandering. Well played, sir.
Re birthright citizenship, Mr Trump says “we have to take care of the baby for 85 years.” I guess those babies don’t grow up.
Finally, Fiorina has to explain away the HP disaster. Tangling with Trump: poor Fiorina.
The problem in that exchange for Fiorina is that she has a track record of failure. Trump has a track record of more success than failure. But it’s a nonsensical discussion on job creation because as Republicans have said to Obama over and over again: Presidents don’t create jobs.
Unlike Ms Fiorina, Mr Trump will talk to Mr Putin. Putin and Trump are both billionaires. They can talk about investment strategies and Swiss banks.
So Marco Rubio is a shirker (i.e., high absentee rate) in the Senate. Trump keeps bringing it.
Rubio floundering. He’s toast.
Jeb! says Peace Through Strength. It’s 1950 again.
Scott Walker says “I won’t back down.” Maybe Tom Petty should be President.
Mr Cruz thinks Chief Justice John Roberts is a liberal. I think Mr Cruz is a loon.
Mr Rubio says “radical terror cannot be solved by intellect.” To be fair, he has no experience with intellect.
Winners: Trump, Jeb!, Paul
Losers: Carson, Christie
Biggest Losers: Fiorina, Walker, Huckabee, Rubio, Kasich, Cruz
Another atrocity from the NYPD.
One clown down. Rick Perry has dropped out of the race. Mr Trump soaked up Perry voters, which is why Perry went after him. He’s also swiped the voters of the Canadian Senator Cruz.
Republicans are nihilists.
Mr Trump’s reality show is primarily destroying right-wing clowns like Perry (gone), Jindal (non-existent), Huckabee (reduced to trolling for a religiously deranged public official in Kentucky), Paul (reduced to booking 60 hours on the Senate floor to filibuster every and any bill in order to gain attention), Cruz (reduced to reclaiming Canadian citizenship), Santorum (barely frothing), Walker (non-existent), and the alleged moderate Christie (who couldn’t find a bridge to blockade now if his life depended on it).
Carly Fiorina’s tepid reply won’t diminish Mr Trump’s popularity in the Republican base, which loves his unapologetic misogyny. As far as Tea Party Republicans are concerned, the more “unpresidential” a candidate is, the better.
Mr Trump understands the #1 rule of American conservative fight club: never apologise.
Apparently, Kentucky’s Kim Davis will issue marriage licenses for same sex couples. Her jailing was just a publicity stunt to raise money for right-wing causes. I had looked forward to her crucifixion along with two common criminals. Hopes dashed.
American conservatives are fond of loyalty oaths. This may backfire on the GOP. The loyal oath guarantees Mr Trump the nomination.
When Mr Trump says everyone else is stupid, he should be prepared to demonstrate his intellectual superiority. He made the nest. Now he has to avoid fouling it.
Re Scott Walker’s Canadian border fence: All Canada has to do is ban export of maple syrup and America will be brought to its knees.
I have a feeling Colbert will flop without his alter ego. So far, so good though.