“Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages, welcome to The Gratingest Show on Earth! The circus is about to begin!

In the center ring, we have The World’s Hollowest Man in a no holds barred fight with The Human Weasel. Joining them will be The Hate-Faced Boy, The Man of a Thousand Oops, The Tin Foil Man and The Invisible Hunts Man.

Come one, come all! The clowns are on us!”

Though it may be Debate #361 in a series of 5,000, it should be a very entertaining one since so much is on the line, Romney is in the potential position of eliminating all of his competition just as the race has gotten under way.

Tonight’s debate and the debate tomorrow morning may be the last chance for his competitors to block Romney’s coronation. Gingrich has threatened an attack and Santorum would be foolish not to join in. Huntsman is out after NH without a surprisingly strong showing. Perry will have no choice but to exit if he does poorly in the next primary in SC. And Ron Paul, he’s more interested in being Austrian.

Hope to see you here for the live blog at 6:00 pm PST, the debate will be broadcast on your local ABC station. You can also watch the live feed online at the ABC News site: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/new-hampshire-republican-debate-2012-gop-candidates-primary-election-politics-15310947

If you miss it, you might enjoy catching up on the commentary, it’s usually far more entertaining than the debate.

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foodchain
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foodchain

As little as I’ve been here, I so enjoy it. But off I go to rest for tomorrow’s events. Best to all. Best to all resolutions–more on that later. Goodnight moon-almost full here

kesmarn
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G’night, food. Glad you were here. I really am off to bed now!

kesmarn
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Breaking News?
Gosh, kids, just as I was about to go to bed I stumbled upon this article.

Think this changes anything?

A Las Vegas billionaire with ties to Newt Gingrich has given $5 million to an independent group backing the former House Speaker’s presidential bid.

A person familiar with the situation said casino mogul Sheldon Adelson made the contribution Friday to Winning the Future, a pro-Gingrich super PAC. The person said Adelson would spend heavily to assist whichever candidate wins the Republican nomination.

Adelson is a longtime supporter of GOP candidates and has been a friend and backer of Gingrich for many years.

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Gingrich-SuperPAC/2012/01/07/id/423353

foodchain
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foodchain

OH, Kes, crap, I wish I’d started some PAC so I could take his $5million. So easy to lose money when so many need it, eh?

Kalima
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Lunchtime here. Good night everyone. See you in your morning. Take care.

kesmarn
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Off to bed with me, Kalima and friends. Enjoy your yummy pasta!

Kalima
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Good night kes, sweet dreams.

KQµårk 死神
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Have a good one K. Cheers for joining in tonight. It was great to have you.

Kalima
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It was fun K, when I could find the comments.

foodchain
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foodchain

This is a free marketing tool for the GOP; they have owned the news and we have let them and we, as tonight, follow them. The news just does what they think we want. I mean, really, why so many debates? Only becuase they know how to control the new cycle. I’m on a diet

KQµårk 死神
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The GOP goes by the assumption that everyone is stupid. So if they are just viewed on TV enough they will be seen as viable alternatives to Obama. What they say is purely secondary to getting all the attention in the first place.

KillgoreTrout
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Right on the money! That is exactly what happens. “If it’s on the tee vee, it must be true! If it’s on tee vee, then these people must really know more than little ole me!

KQµårk 死神
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A blog post I came across.

I used to be a Republican. Still consider myself conservative. But I just donated $25 to Obama’s re-election after watching this GOP debate. Obama should encourage all his supporters to watch these debates. It would make them want to donate.

Kind of says it all Obama is winning these debates.

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/01/live-blogging-the-new-hampshire-debate.html

KQµårk 死神
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Not having Bachmann there made Ron Paul look like the smurf.

KQµårk 死神
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I wish we had a real media so they would question Romney on the jobs he “created” at Bain and then pivot to how come you made millions whether jobs were made or lost at Bain. That’s the ugly part of vulture capitalism.

kesmarn
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KQ, I read that when he was at Bain they defaulted on a $10 million loan and the FDIC (that’s you and me, of course) had to pick up the tab and mop up after him. Nevertheless, he made $4 million for himself, needless to say. He must have really been “pursuing happiness” on that one.

Kalima
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How many more “debates”, tell me this is the last one please.

I have no doubt in my mind now that the President will be re-elected. Roll on November.

OBAMA 2012!!!

kesmarn
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My son said there’s another one TOMORROW, Kalima!

Friends, is this true? Could we not just form two long rows facing each other and beat them all with sticks? The one to make it to the end of the gauntlet would be the candidate? Certainly a time-saver…

KillgoreTrout
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kes, I would truly love to beat each and every one of them with a stick!

kesmarn
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Wouldn’t that be fun, KT? We could charge for the sticks and send the profits to the Obama2012 fund.

KillgoreTrout
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Kes, you have a very devious mind! I love it! 😉

Kalima
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How can anyone stand to watch grown men repeatedly making fools of themselves? Any one of these arseholes in charge of foreign policy would have me digging a bunker, if I had a garden that is.

MurphTheSurf3
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Best to one and all. Enjoyed this. Took my mind off the sad scene on the boob tube…an apt nae given the nature of the debate. Good night.

kesmarn
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G’night, Murph! Take care.

KQµårk 死神
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Night Murph.

SueInCa
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Night all and AB have a safe trip. It was fun watching these totally unprepared people to take on Obama. Mitt cannot officially until the primaries are over, otherwise he is going to piss off alot of “Mericans

kesmarn
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G’night, BFF. Sweet dreams.

KQµårk 死神
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Take Care Sue. I know these debates are making me double what I can do for Obama. These people cannot take office.

Kalima
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Who are these people still talking as if they were serious candidates? I thought CNN was bad enough. Think I’ll hum to myself.

foodchain
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foodchain

too funny Kalima, know the feeling, hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Actually, many people humming is a very nice sound

Kalima
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It is a nice sound foodchain, and it always makes my ears feel ticklish. 😀

foodchain
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foodchain

Kalima, ticklish is wonderful; I will keep that. I am thinking that it is your midday. I hope it is good. I like thinking about the 24 hour world.

Kalima
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Just boiling the water to cook the pasta for our Sunday lunch foodchain. It’s just after 2 pm here. Have a good night, and take care.

KQµårk 死神
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There is no journalism in the US more K. Remember when George S. attacked Obama? Now he does not challenge anyone in the GOP on their lies.

foodchain
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foodchain

I remember that. One of the worst debates in history was George and Charlie; it was Charlie, wasn’t it?

Kalima
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I’ve never like George, he’s bought and payed for, and has shifty eyes. Can’t trust people who won’t look you in the eyes, my grandmother told me that. What a bunch of lame arses, that goes for the pudnuts too.

KQµårk 死神
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pudnuts 😆

kesmarn
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We just had to turn off the commentary here, Kalima. Don’t have enough air freshener in the house to handle it.

Kalima
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I’ve turned it off too, spoiled a perfectly pleasant Sunday.

KillgoreTrout
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The commentary is worse than the actual “debates,” if that’s even possible. The dorks in the MSM actually think these political wash-ups are still viable.

Kalima
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The debate left me fighting nausea. The commentary made me hurl slippers at my computer screen.

Kalima
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My slippers are actually thick socks, but the force was the same. As far as I’m concerned, Obama will win re-election.

KillgoreTrout
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I think so too Kalima, but a part of me is still wary. Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people. (not all of us, anyway)

KillgoreTrout
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Good thing for your computer that your slippers aren’t steel-toed!
I think, all in all, tonight was a victory for Obama!

AlphaBitch
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AlphaBitch

OK, now it’s bed time. See you guys tomorrow night – off to Houston w/ my Pup. Take care, digest it for me and I’ll check in tomorrow.

foodchain
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foodchain

Ab some bones don’t digest. They just keep being dug up! 🙂 Not to be too informal but jeez, you’re a hoot. I like that and think we need more

kesmarn
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G’night, AB. The more you drinks the funnier you gets!

Kalima
Admin

Good night AB, sweet dreams, no zombies please. Take care and hugs all around.

SallyT
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Goodnight, AB. Have a safe trip. Enjoyed your comments tonight.

choicelady
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OK – I totally forgot this was even on. Did not watch. Instead we watched (are watching, more or less on my part) a wonderful professor of history talking about women supporters of the Confederacy in the 1860s and it came to me in a blinding flash!!!!

The ENTIRE roster of GOP candidates are all qualified to be President-

Of the Confederacy.

That solves THAT problem. They’re just in the wrong contest.

kesmarn
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If ONLY Texas would secede and they’d all move there. (We’ll airlift you out, AB.) They could take turns playing Jeffy Davis. And leave the rest of us alone.

foodchain
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foodchain

Kes, from what I’ve seen of AB, she can hold Texas down on her own! I agree with you about the Texas and all of the south and south west. Cotton to cattle; all the same

kesmarn
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AB is the best thing that ever happened to the state of Texas, food! 😉

AlphaBitch
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AlphaBitch

I’ll call Jeff Davis and give him a heads up.

Kalima
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Ok guys and girls, I’m having a problem getting back to comments. If I don’t answer you straight away, it doesn’t mean I don’t love you. 😉

AlphaBitch
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AlphaBitch

Back at ya, K.