Watercooler 3/7/16 Open Thread: Very Good... Now Finish Him


On Saturday evening people all over the world huddled around their televisions after shelling out $50-$60 to watch the man billed as the most dominating athlete in mixed martial arts fight at UFC 196.  Conor McGregor was supposed to be an unstoppable machine.  His skill set was so far superior to his opponent that it was not a matter of if he would win but how long would it take him to finish off Nate Diaz.  McGregor is famous for his unabashed cockiness, and crude straight forward way of speaking to the media and his opponents.  It was expected he could do no wrong, evidence of this he was paid MMA’s first $1,000,000.00 purse to show.  Meaning win lose or draw without any pay per view cut or bonuses he would go home with seven figures.  Truthfully McGregor looked as if he was living up to his hype as he began dismantling his opponent.  His left hand that he says no one can take landed time after time.  His opponent bled, his opponent was hurt but the fight continued.  But then something astonishing happened, Goliath got caught on the side of his head with a fist.  He was dazed, not out buy you could see in his eyes the arrogance gone.  Diaz saw he was human, and moved in and ended Conor’s night by choking the air out of his lungs until he made his opponent quite.  Now I am quite aware that this is Red State not ESPN.  Can’t you see where I am going with this… another cocky, arrogant, man who uses his wealth as evidence of his superiority was also in a fight on Saturday.  His name is Donald Trump, the man who has been absorbing the blows for the first round of this election has been Ted Cruz.  But Saturday Donald gut stunned, dazed if you will.  Teddy took it to him and all of a sudden Trump doesn’t seem like a forgone conclusion anymore does he?  Now dazing your opponent does not win a fight, if you give him time to recover he will regain his wits and possibly turn your lights out.  Does Ted have the killer instinct of Nate Diaz to jump on Trump and smash him into the proverbial mat until he goes home like the bully he is?  I hope so.



Kim Jong is Un Idiot  The pint sized dictator of the Bernie Sanders utopia is again threatening to use nuclear weapons against South Korea and the mainland of the United states.  What do you do with this tiny man and his Napoleon complex.  He obviously does not care about sanctions.  He sees us as push overs because of the way his Daddy pushed around Bill Clinton.  He will let his people starve to feed his ego, it is not too far fetched to think he would let them die in a fiery nuclear holocaust to cement his name in the history books.


Your Granny is a Liar.  Hillary is caught lying again.  I know this is not surprising but it just never stops.  I would like to see a comparative IQ test given to Trumpetes and Hillarymen.com users.  One thing is for sure there would be no winners in that contest.

Hillary Clinton wrote 104 emails that she sent using her private server while secretary of state that the government has since said contain classified information, according to a new Washington Post analysis of Clinton’s publicly released correspondence. The finding is the first accounting of the Democratic presidential front-runner’s personal role in placing information now considered sensitive into insecure email during her State Department tenure. Clinton’s ­authorship of dozens of emails now considered classified could complicate her efforts to argue that she never put government secrets at risk. In roughly three-quarters of those cases, officials have determined that material Clinton herself wrote in the body of email messages is classified.


Hillary’s defense is predictable, it is the Obama appointed Inspector Generals fault.  He must be a partisan plant meant to undermine her campaign.  Stick with that during your trial Hildabeast, I am sure it will get you a lot of sympathy.


Nailed It.  Katie Kieffer is right (because she agrees with me),  The Cruz/Rubio ticket is the Trump knockout punch we all so badly want to see.  (In slow motion preferably so I can watch every excruciating detail)


Fair or Foul  Louis C.K. used the “H” word to beg conservatives to not vote for Trump.  Louis is a funny guy, I always imagined him being more of a Sanders voter but maybe I miss judged him.

Please stop it with voting for Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the 30s. Do you think they saw the [crap] coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all…

I get that all these people sound like [bull crap] soft criminal opportunists. The whole game feels rigged and it’s not going anywhere but down anymore. I feel that way sometimes.

And that voting for Trump is a way of saying “[frack] it. [Frack] them all”. I really get it. It’s a version of national Suicide. Or it’s like a big hit off of a crack pipe. Somehow we can’t help it. Or we know that if we vote for Trump our phones will be a reliable source of dopamine for the next four years. I mean I can’t wait to read about Trump every day. It’s a rush. But you have to know this is not healthy.

If you are a true conservative. Don’t vote for Trump. He is not one of you. He is one of him. Everything you have heard him say that you liked, if you look hard enough you will see that he one day said the exact opposite. He is playing you.



Enjoy your Monday Redstaters.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the state of the world today.  Remember this is an open thread so take the conversation wherever your heart desires.


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