War of the Words

They jibbered,

They jabbered,

Their words bitter,

Worse than spoiled batter,

Carelessly strewn like leftovers and litter,

Equally bad, both the former and latter.

They push too far their scare and dare,

The situation getting too dire,

Evoking fear

Of who will spark the first fire.

Seven Still Standing – Republican Debate #4

There were seven still standing on the “big boys’” stage last night: John Kasich, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Jeb Bush. Barbed remarks and witty comebacks were exchanged among the presidential candidates. Many of them have sharpened their tongues, but they all agree that every one of them is better than the Democratic alternative. Hands down. Issues discussed included jobs and growth, gun control, national security, tax reform, and the growing national debt. There was a bit of digression regarding Ted Cruz’s citizenship and his qualification to run for the presidency. Rubio eventually brought the debate back on track. Summarized below are some of what the candidates would do if elected President.
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Republican Debate Take Two

A spirited debate like we saw last night at the Reagan Library goes a long way toward the White House. At times contentious, sometimes petty, and even outrageous – it was all part of the mix. Now for some select talking points as the candidates weighed in:

Rand Paul is for legalizing medicinal marijuana, Mike Huckabee makes a point about accommodating U.S. citizen Kim Davis on her free will to discriminate, Marco Rubio sounds off about making sure we vote for a president who can start the ground running on day 1, Ted Cruz is firm about ripping up the Iran deal as soon as he takes the oath, Ben Carson says there is no scientific ground to connect vaccines with autism, Donald Trump continues to trumpet the same spiel of making America respected again, Jeb Bush reminds us how he was able to get Florida’s economy to thrive, Carly Fiorina demonstrates her problem solving skills by providing specific ideas on how to deal with Putin and other foreign leaders, (as well as domestic concerns), Scott Walker asserts his ability on being able to address our runaway deficit, John Kasich tells us that he has worked in the business sector at one time and how he is a much better candidate for having such experience in addition to his current public service role, and Chris Christie implies that as New Jersey’s governor, his daily dealings with a mostly Democratic state has sharpened his diplomatic skills.

Have you picked your favorite candidate yet?

El Chapo vs. The Donald

Numero Uno–un hombre mas buscado—El Chapo. A man most wanted on the lam. So much for his so-called high security slammer. Similar to a now dead, notorious Al Qaeda leader, he’s safely away in a secret bunker or tower. Down through his private tunnel, his own Great Escape now fulfilled. Just in time to threaten the Donald because of his crime—declaring Mexican immigrants as mostly criminals. Even Pitbull joined in the show–Look out, Trump, El Chapo will have your rump! Two men of great wealth circling on a stage bigger than Pacquiao vs. Mayweather. The Fugitive vs. the Magnate. Who do you think would win?

©2015 Karina Pinella