Quotes of the day

posted at 10:44 pm on March 1, 2010 by Allahpundit

“No one knows what history will make of the present — least of all journalists, who can at best write history’s sloppy first draft. But if I were to place an incautious bet on which political event will prove the most significant of February 2010, I wouldn’t choose the kabuki health care summit that generated all the ink and 24/7 cable chatter in Washington. I’d put my money instead on the murder-suicide of Andrew Joseph Stack III, the tax protester who flew a plane into an office building housing Internal Revenue Service employees in Austin, Tex., on Feb. 18. It was a flare with the dark afterlife of an omen.

“What made that kamikaze mission eventful was less the deranged act itself than the curious reaction of politicians on the right who gave it a pass — or, worse, flirted with condoning it. Stack was a lone madman, and it would be both glib and inaccurate to call him a card-carrying Tea Partier or a ‘Tea Party terrorist.’ But he did leave behind a manifesto whose frothing anti-government, anti-tax rage overlaps with some of those marching under the Tea Party banner. That rant inspired like-minded Americans to create instant Facebook shrines to his martyrdom. Soon enough, some cowed politicians, including the newly minted Tea Party hero Scott Brown, were publicly empathizing with Stack’s credo — rather than risk crossing the most unforgiving brigade in their base…

“It is not glib or inaccurate to invoke Oklahoma City in this context, because the acrid stench of 1995 is back in the air.”

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“A seven-month-old baby girl survived three days alone with a bullet in her chest beside the bodies of her parents and toddler brother.

“Argentines Francisco Lotero, 56, and Miriam Coletti, 23, shot their children before killing themselves after making an apparent suicide pact over fears about global warming…

“Her parents said they feared the effects of global warming in a suicide note discovered by police.”

***
“After a year’s worth of unhinged lefties blaming conservative bloggers, pundits, and activists for every crime spree on the planet, it would be just desserts to blame Al Gore for the alleged global warming-inspired murders reported in the UK Daily Mail today. But count me out of that game

“Al Gore is responsible for enough fraud and misery without overreaching and laying this strange case at his feet.

“Leave the hysterical smear-mongering to Frank Rich, Andrew Sullivan, Paul Krugman, and Keith Olbermann.”


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Stupid forum software formatting! lol idk

Crux Australis on March 2, 2010 at 4:09 AM

And that last bit is, I suspect, part of why Allahpundit keeps shoveling this tripe.

rayra on March 2, 2010 at 2:29 AM

AP was just posting what others have said.

Hence, QOTD.

Do you not comprehend that?

It amazes me that people cannot read the source, and yet, bash the poster who prints what others ave said.

Not what AP said, what others said. Yet AP get bashed?

53% of the electorate voted for the worst president in modern times, and you bash AP?

Kini on March 2, 2010 at 4:20 AM

Anyone else getting tired of Allahpundit’s incessant attempts to portray Palin, the Tea Partiers, and Consevatives in general in a poor light?

That first quote is so smarmy, so disingenuous in its own right with its Tea Party slander, and its citation here is just as craptastic.

Stack was plainly of the Left with his self-centered demands for govt supports and at most a liberal-tarian with his self-centered genesis of his tax evasion, couched in a bed of frothing anti-religiousity.

And that last bit is, I suspect, part of why Allahpundit keeps shoveling this tripe.

rayra on March 2, 2010 at 2:29 AM

Far beit from me to defend AP, but I feel that these quotes are presented to us as information…Would you have even known this was being said of us? I know that I don’t have a lot of time to read all the information contained in other blogs…

Do you really think that because AP posts these quotes, that this is his personal opionion? I don’t want to claim to know what is in AP’s mind–but…

HA tries to inform and provoke. I am glad to know what is being said of us, it makes us better able to defend our position. I just am not sure that it is fair to attribute the quotes as defining AP’s position…

lovingmyUSA on March 2, 2010 at 4:22 AM

Kini on March 2, 2010 at 4:20 AMKini on March 2, 2010 at 4:20 AM

lovingmyUSA on March 2, 2010 at 4:22 AM

You said it better

lovingmyUSA on March 2, 2010 at 4:28 AM

It’s fun to see Rich and the Times scared. These lefty elitists are old. Truly, they have only limited fight left in them, and they can clearly see that the world they envisioned and tried to create is falling apart. Hell, Frank Rich can’t even be sure these days the Times will be around long enough to pay his pension.

The demise of the modern western welfare state is upon us, and with it, the inability of these elites to purchase votes through gov’t largess. Whether the system comes down in one fell swoop or gently remains to be seen, but going to the grave knowing you failed can’t feel good. Don’t forget, those protests you’re beginning to see in Greece and other parts of Europe are labor strikes against Socialist/Labor governments. Schadenfreude baby!

While here, the emphasis hasn’t so much been on labor vs mgmt as on minority vs. majority, the same scene is beginning to play out. And even with our ridiculous 18 mos.-2yrs. of unemployment benefits, the day is coming soon when former lefty supporters will be on their own, in the streets, and cut-off from gov’t assistance. And this will happen during the Barack Obama admin :)

JiangxiDad on March 2, 2010 at 5:39 AM

“inability” should be “ability”

JiangxiDad on March 2, 2010 at 5:44 AM

Right. I wouldn’t blame Al Gore for those deranged murderers’ actions, just as I wouldn’t blame anyone for Joe Stack’s actions, etc. I prefer to point out inconsistencies.

How about we all just judge a philosophy by the philosophy, not by it’s abuses. There is enough fodder for debate for sure.

I wrote this.

Diane on March 2, 2010 at 6:05 AM

“Al Gore is responsible for enough fraud and misery without overreaching and laying this strange case at his feet.

“Leave the hysterical smear-mongering to Frank Rich, Andrew Sullivan, Paul Krugman, and Keith Olbermann.”

MM – QotD

Jaibones on March 2, 2010 at 6:29 AM

Well done, AP. An object lesson. And as usual, Michelle nails it.

Mr. D on March 2, 2010 at 6:38 AM

The song,”That’s life”, pick yourself up and get back in the race.

mixplix on March 2, 2010 at 7:08 AM

As usual, Michele is the voice of reason during insane times.

MoodyBlu on March 2, 2010 at 7:18 AM

“Argentines Francisco Lotero, 56, and Miriam Coletti, 23, shot their children before killing themselves after making an apparent suicide pact over fears about global warming…

..as Al Gore opens a bottle of Scotch, pours a drink, lights a fifty-dollar cigar with a hundred-dollar bill, and lets out a satisfied chuckle.

franksalterego on March 2, 2010 at 7:25 AM

Al Gore is a global warming promoter and a world class moron. He’s not a scientist. Everything he says about global warming should be ignored.

BottomLine5 on March 2, 2010 at 7:36 AM

AP was just posting what others have said.

The problem with treating the media with factual correct understanding like this, is we naively ignore the fact that this is precisely their mode of operation. Quoting others , or reporting others selctively to present their ideology as if it were objective fact. As a eco-reporter for a major newspaper in the Chicago area is to have once said privately: I can get any body to say what I want to print and then call it objectivity.

Not that this is such a case, but to miss the leftist’s media deceit, that moves many unsophisticated minds, can be fatal.

Don L on March 2, 2010 at 7:51 AM

rayra on March 2, 2010 at 2:29 AM

I always thought he provided all of this stuff so we could know what these people were saying without having to actually wade through it ourselves. If it weren’t for AP, Ed, and other bloggers like our Green Room posters, etc. I would have no idea that this sort of nonsense was even being said, since my time is too valuable to spend it listening to these doofuses. But I need to know what they are saying so when I run across someone who actually hears and believes this stuff, I have had time to consider my answers to it and can, at least on my part, have a reasonable discussion.

That is much more valuable to me than only reading things I believe and never hearing the other side. It is also why I am a fan of AP. He throws his cloak down in the muddy street so I can cross without getting my shoes dirty. What a guy.

Lily on March 2, 2010 at 8:01 AM

Ooop. Sorry AP, I was taken back to the time when AP meant Associated Press -hence the accurate but poorly aimed diatribe.

Don L on March 2, 2010 at 8:02 AM

OMG! And Al Gore will be a resident in our front fort, which Mr. PPF has improved adding a front barrier to it. Yeah still enough snow and it’s almost 5′ tall. Yeah it has a kids’ slide. Yeah it can withstand very well a snowball fight.

It was awkward and kewl at the same time to see a crow land on the fort. That’s what Al should have for breakfast, lunch and dinner. CROW.

ProudPalinFan on March 2, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Al Gore is a global warming promoter and a world class moron. He’s not a scientist. Everything he says about global warming should be ignored.

BottomLine5 on March 2, 2010 at 7:36 AM

I’ll never forget one of my first impressions of Al Gore as vice president. After He and slick willie won the election and were taking their victory bus tour to washington for the inauguration. The stopped at Monticello and had a tour, the news cameras were with them, they walked into main hall where right in the middle was a statue of Thomas Jefferson. Al Gore asked (I kid you not) “And who is this?”. Billy Jeff’s head snapped around and looked at him as if to say, I can’t believe I won with this moron as my running mate!

conservnut on March 2, 2010 at 8:09 AM

I think that in Frank Rich’s next life, he’ll come back as someone who cleans the bathrooms at Grand Central Station with his tongue. And that’s only because karma isn’t as big of a female dog as she should be.

Seriously, I’ve gotten better analysis out of a Magic 8-Ball.

Physics Geek on March 2, 2010 at 8:14 AM

I want to drop-kick Algores’ face.

Coronagold on March 2, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Global Warming doesn’t kill.
People wielding Global Warming kill.

Disturb the Universe on March 2, 2010 at 8:45 AM

Al Gore mis spoke I think he meant
” At least we had 2 things CORRECT in the report ”

The omitted and moved weather stations are a joke .If you put a thermometer inside an enclosure and next to a metal halide light naturally its going to be a LOT warmer not just a ” smidge ”
I would ask why not book a few months on Cspan and lets go through the ” evidence ” point by point and let the PUBLIC see the results ?
Did Al forgot to mention in the ” objective evidence ” that the scientist cherry picked 12 tree trunk samples out of 235 ? Why not include all the samples ? ( doesn’t support the conclusion they wanted )
The weather station info is also flawed . Leave stations out, move stations , place stations near man made materials that increase the temperature

http://gallery.surfacestations.org/main.php

Just in case you need a good laugh this morning

ELMO Q on March 2, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Don L on March 2, 2010 at 7:51 AM

1963 was an interesting year a lot of things were lost because of the Kennedy assassination. The media doesn’t practice deceit they practice what they have been taught since 1963 in Journalism schools. What am I talking about? Journalism changed from reporting the facts to interpreting the facts because Americans weren’t capable of drawing the correct conclusion from the facts. The above is a rough paraphrase of the introduction in my wife’s Journalism 101 book.

chemman on March 2, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Death and misery, that’s all the left has ever provided to the world’s population. We only think of ourselves as free and others oppressed. We are all oppressed.

Kissmygrits on March 2, 2010 at 9:19 AM

I am Joe Stack. And I vote Democrat.

abobo on March 2, 2010 at 9:32 AM

“After a year’s worth of unhinged lefties blaming conservative bloggers, pundits, and activists for every crime spree on the planet, it would be just desserts to blame Al Gore for the alleged global warming-inspired murders reported in the UK Daily Mail today. But count me out of that game…

Funny,

After an unending diatribe, warning of the impending cataclysm of electing John McCain, she now curbs her enthusiasm with respect to Al Gore,

isn’t it.

franksalterego on March 2, 2010 at 10:13 AM

This is why they’re able to paint us as monsters. Because we let them. Every day I find new reasons to keep my political opinions to myself.

Esthier on March 2, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Why shouldn’t it be laid at Al Gore’s feet again?

Who is out front humping the chicken little scenario?

I will go this far, he has company and enablers, who should share in the responsibility of whipping up a hysteria, over something as innocuous as the earth’s climate cycle. The Media’s complicity shouldn’t be overlooked and any lawmaker SEE John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Newt Gingrich on the right. I don’t know anyone on the Left, that hasn’t pushed this GREENIE/PINKO hoax.

Dr Evil on March 2, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Algore lied, people died.

ultracon on March 2, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Has anyone noticed that Janet Napolitano and Al Gore never appear together in the same room. Have you noticed the resemblance? Could they be the same person?

ricelchew on March 2, 2010 at 2:43 PM

“Al Gore is responsible for enough fraud and misery without overreaching and laying this strange case at his feet.”

No…he’s not.

CynicalOptimist on March 2, 2010 at 3:11 PM

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