Quotes of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on February 26, 2011 by Allahpundit

“In a White House statement on Obama’s telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Obama took his most direct position yet on the escalating violence in Libya.

“‘The president stated that when a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now,’ it said.”

***
“Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton echoed Obama’s demand in a statement saying that Gadhafi’s government would he held ‘accountable for its violation of human rights.’

“‘Moammar Gadhafi has lost the confidence of his people and he should go without further bloodshed and violence,’ Clinton said in her statement.”

***
“Moammar Kadafi retained his stubborn grip on Tripoli on Saturday, blocking entry to the city with military tanks and clearing the streets of protesters with irregular security forces…

“‘Very few people want to demonstrate. There were so many people killed yesterday,’ Adel Ben Halim, a 48-year-old merchant in the capital, said in a phone interview. ‘It was beyond a massacre.’…

“‘Nine people were killed in just 15 minutes in a neighborhood on the east side of the city when eight mercenaries opened the back door [of an ambulance] and started shooting at the crowd,’ Ben Halim said. ‘They used the ambulance for the element of surprise.’”

***
“[T]he revolutionary forces will most certainly have to capture the capital, which means getting past the Gaddafi stronghold of Sert, and past the superior weaponry of Gaddafi’s loyalist forces and mercenaries in Tripoli itself. In recent days, Hussein has been placing calls to military officers and residents in Sert, which stands in between Benghazi and Tripoli. ‘We don’t want to treat them as they were treated before,’ he says, meaning inhumanely. ‘And we don’t want to behave like killers. So we made an appeal, as a warning, to allow us to move freely toward Tripoli.’

“In the past week, the eastern revolutionaries say, Gaddafi has been losing control of his country, one piece at a time. His forces, diplomats, ministers, and bureaucrats have fallen away. There is unity among the rebels, he says, as well as increasing determination to reach the end game. ‘We are preparing ourselves, and we will march to Tripoli to bombard Bab Bin Gashin,’ Hussein says, referring to Gaddafi’s Tripoli stronghold where he believes the ruler is hiding. ‘We have planes and pilots who were assigned by Gaddafi to bomb Benghazi, but who refused and landed here safely. We have pilots who are ready to crash their planes in a suicidal way if necessary.’

“Is the ultimate plan to kill Gaddafi, as many eager revolutionaries along the Mediterranean coast say? Hussein peers up over his rectangular reading glasses and offers a wry smile: ‘We hope to catch him alive.’”

***
Khanna: That’s often what happens with sanctions, unfortunately. Right now these are short-term kinds of sanctions. This is an effort to try to squeeze the man very quickly. This isn’t one of those things that is going to drag on for years and years, quite frankly, because he doesn’t have years left in his life. But that said, they’re going to have limited impact on the ground. Because right now, it’s not about money. It’s about how much weapons does he have, how many tribes does he control? That’s what matters more right now than whether or not we’ve frozen assets in Geneva.

Mitchell: If the sanctions don’t work, in your mind, what should the United States do?

Khanna: They’re going to have to consider more serious options. Flying to Geneva, the Human Rights Council, is one thing. And they can make statements and declarations. They’re going to have to consider more serious measures. They may have to support the potential independence, in fact, of the eastern half of the country, whose capital is Benghazi. That’s one scenario people were talking about. Potentially some kind of military intervention to try and sort of isolate him further within the capital. Or at least stop some of his military forces from conducting the raids and the assaults they are on the people. There’s still some options on the table. This is going to escalate before it deescalates.

***
“‘If you hear fireworks don’t mistake it for shooting,’ the 38-year-old London-educated younger Gadhafi said, smiling.”

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Madness UnChecked!!

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

This phone “statement” is typical Obama.

Things go well: statement stands.
Things go poorly: “I never said that.”

And the MSM will back him either way.

What an incredible, present-voting coward.

I despise this “man.”

RedNewEnglander on February 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8349587/Exclusive-pictures-from-Libya-by-Telegraph-photographer-Julian-Simmonds.html?image=11

Hakim Al Sady, former arab fighter with the Taliban in Afghanistan who was mentioned by Gaddafi in a recent speech denouncing him as Osama Bin Laden’s leader in Libya.

ninjapirate on February 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM

does now mean now now, or like hosni mubarak now which really means, sometime next week or something?

ted c on February 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM

when a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence punitive legislation like Obamacare against his own people (at least those he won’t waiver), he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now,

FTFY

ted c on February 26, 2011 at 9:10 PM

John Bolton on Crisis in Libya, Part 1
**************************************
Feb 25, 2011
Former ambassador on Qaddafi’s crackdown

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4558048/john-bolton-on-crisis-in-libya-part-1/?playlist_id=86858
===================================

John Bolton on Crisis in Libya, Part 2
**************************************
Feb 25, 201
Former ambassador on Qaddafi’s crackdown

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4558049/john-bolton-on-crisis-in-libya-part-2/?playlist_id=86858

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 9:10 PM

This man would vastly improve his performance as President if he simply restricted his schedule to one activity and one activity only:

Golf.

Seriously, is this guy for real? How is it that anyone takes him seriously on anything?

His one goal as president is to destroy the country. All decisions flow forth from that central premise: is what I am doing hurting or helping the United States of America?

If proposed solution helps America, then reject solution.

If proposed solution hurts America, then embrace solution.

There. Will. Be. Justice.

turfmann on February 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM

does now mean now now, or like hosni mubarak now which really means, sometime next week or something?

ted c on February 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM

ted c:)
===========

Liberal President: Were going to talk about this till we
have a unified consensus,and are await
ing the UN to tell us what to do!

Republican President:Oh Sh*t,Moammar Gadhafi,we have over
a 100 US Strike Fighters inbound,on
whats left of are only radar,oops,
make that,now were blind!(snark).

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 9:16 PM

There. Will. Be. Justice.

turfmann on February 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM

We can only hope.

RedNewEnglander on February 26, 2011 at 9:19 PM

“By leaving now” — would that Obama follows his own advice!

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 26, 2011 at 9:20 PM

“‘The president stated that when a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now,’ it said.”

Would this include the economic distortion supported by a regime against its people to impoverish them and deprive them of energy? A ruthless attack upon them by utilization of economic means?

Because I’ve heard that from Lefties for decades now.

Yet when one of their own does it, it is all sweetness and light.

ajacksonian on February 26, 2011 at 9:21 PM

““‘The president stated that when a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now,’ it said.””

But the SEIU gets an “exemption”…

… I hear Obowma is trying to raise a Billion dollars to stay in power.

That type of cash can buy a lot of mass violence against his own people…

… Just sayin’.

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Libyan Tribal Map: Network of loyalties that will determine Gaddafi’s fate
22/02/2011
**************

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat – Libyan tribes played an important role in the country’s fight against Ottoman, and later Italian, colonialism, with many Libyan tribal members sacrificing their lives in this war. It is believed that there are currently around 140 different tribes and clans in Libya, many of which have influences and members outside of the country, from Tunisia to Egypt to Chad. However Dr. Faraj Abdulaziz Najam, a Libyan specialist in Social Sciences and History, told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Libyan tribes and clans that have genuine and demonstrable influence on the country number no more than 30 [tribes and family clans].
(more…)

http://www.aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=3&id=24257

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 9:27 PM

does now mean now now, or like hosni mubarak now which really means, sometime next week or something?

ted c on February 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Hey cut Barry some slack. What Obama Really Meant (WORM) was that Now that falls somewhere between the Birth of the Universe and when the Sun Burns out; or it could even be less precise than that, depending. / :)

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 9:29 PM

We can only hope.

RedNewEnglander on February 26, 2011 at 9:19 PM

No. We must demand it. We will not be vindicated today or tomorrow – but we will be vindicated. History is on our side. All of Western thought is on our side. We seek God’s guidance and will do His will.

Our problem is that we have not been seared by human history in our age. We are coddled, we are spoiled. That does not mean that we do not have the ability to rise up as our forefathers did against evil, but it makes it just a little harder.

turfmann on February 26, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 9:29 PM

WORM!Love that!

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 9:34 PM

“‘The president stated that when a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now,’ it said.”

What about trying to Disarm them first?

Colbyjack on February 26, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Truth is stranger than fiction. Mama Sarah Obama, Kenyan step-grandmother of Barack the Wonderful, was recently a guest of Qaddafi.
http://blog.jaluo.com/?p=6211

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Our non-president has non-spoken.

NickDeringer on February 26, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Libya – Tribes
================

A key factor in maintaining Muammar Qadhafi’s regime has been his manipulation of Libya’s tribal allegiances, much as Saddam Hussein did in Iraq. By Libyan standards, Qadhafi’s own tribe, the Ghadafa [Qadhadhfah], is a small and insignificant tribe.

Any loosening of Qadhafi’s extensive patronage network would narrow the base of his regime and potentially undermine his ability to rule. By 20 February 2011 the Toureg, Warfalla and Hasawna tribes had defected to the anti-Gaddafi side.
(A lot more……)

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/libya/tribes.htm

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 9:40 PM

What happened, did Calypso Louie and Rev. Wright finally give their O.K. or did Angela Merkel give him a good dressing down?

Knucklehead on February 26, 2011 at 9:44 PM

“In a White House statement on Obama’s speaking through the bathroom door heard by a West Wing maid to a ‘high level source’ who reported they heard Obama say “gotta go”.

aquaviva on February 26, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Obama is still voting “present,” even when there is no political risk at all to denounce Gadaffy. Such boldness and leadership.

Mallard T. Drake on February 26, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Truth is stranger than fiction. Mama Sarah Obama, Kenyan step-grandmother of Barack the Wonderful, was recently a guest of Qaddafi.
http://blog.jaluo.com/?p=6211

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2011 at 9:36 PM

onlineanalyst:Nice intell snag,and I wonder,if Hopeys,
88 year old step-grandmother,is an unoff
icial US Ambassador!!(sarc).

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Obama is still voting “present

Mallard T. Drake on February 26, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Mallard T. Drake:Yup,I think Hopey,aka,”KickAss”,is busy
kick’n da can down the road!!(sarc).

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Once again O is phoning it in. Ironic that his union thug operate the same way. As a matter of fact so does he, intimidate anyone that disagrees with you and threaten them with government interference in their life through taxation on “mental processes” for health insurance!

flytier on February 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM

The problem with The Affirmative Action shuffle is it will get you degrees,awards,a job by electoral accident,unlike the movie it will not get you Heart,brains,Courage..
o is a failure no matter what his hidden paperwork says.

Col.John Wm. Reed on February 26, 2011 at 9:53 PM

No. Adult. Supervision.

gary4205 on February 26, 2011 at 9:54 PM

THE LIBYAN STRIKE:
HOW THE AMERICANS DID IT
****************************
Australian Aviation,July, 1986
by Carlo Kopp

Operation Eldorago Canyon

At 01.00 hours on the 15th April, 1986 F-111Fs of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing thundered over the Libyan capital of Tripoli at 200ft in a precision strike which demonstrated both the resolve of the Reagan administration in dealing with state sponsored terrorism and also the capabilities of a new generation of weapon systems.

http://www.ausairpower.net/Eldorado-Canyon.html

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 9:56 PM

What happened, did Calypso Louie and Rev. Wright finally give their O.K. or did Angela Merkel give him a good dressing down?

Knucklehead on February 26, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Knucklehead:Thank-you KH,I just did a google Intell hunt,
are ya sitting down:)
=========================================================
Flashback:
************

Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright Foster Gaddafi Alliance
February 24, 2011 at 8:04am
***************************

But Wright’s relationship with the controversial Farrakhan extended far beyond an award.

In 1984, Wright personally accompanied Farrakhan to Libya to meet with Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli. In 2008, Wright even predicted his association with Farrakhan and Gaddafi may cause political headaches for Obama’s presidential aspirations: “When [Obama's] enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli to visit [Gadhafi] with Farrakhan, a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell,” he said.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/flashback-louis-farrakhan-jeremiah-wright-foster-gaddafi-alliance/

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 10:02 PM

This:

This man would vastly improve his performance as President if he simply restricted his schedule to one activity and one activity only:

Golf.

Seriously, is this guy for real? How is it that anyone takes him seriously on anything?

His one goal as president is to destroy the country. All decisions flow forth from that central premise: is what I am doing hurting or helping the United States of America?

If proposed solution helps America, then reject solution.

If proposed solution hurts America, then embrace solution.

There. Will. Be. Justice.

turfmann on February 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM

And THIS:

No. We must demand it. We will not be vindicated today or tomorrow – but we will be vindicated. History is on our side. All of Western thought is on our side. We seek God’s guidance and will do His will.

Our problem is that we have not been seared by human history in our age. We are coddled, we are spoiled. That does not mean that we do not have the ability to rise up as our forefathers did against evil, but it makes it just a little harder.

turfmann on February 26, 2011 at 9:30 PM

I’m not sure we want to go down the road of jailing ex-presidents, but he needs to be somehow censured and stripped of any benefits an ex-president would have. This guy is an embarrassment of the highest order.

I wish the whole Regime could be marched off to a supermaxx for the rest of their days.

gary4205 on February 26, 2011 at 10:02 PM

I think we need a truce with him……/

unseen on February 26, 2011 at 10:07 PM

“‘The president stated that when a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now,’ it said.”

Was he talking about Libya or the United States?

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:15 PM

I think we need a truce with him……/

unseen on February 26, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Oh no you di’unt!

(ducks)

hillbillyjim on February 26, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Was he talking about Libya or the United States?

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Boy, the SEIU’s gonna be plenty pissed when The One freezes their assets.

hillbillyjim on February 26, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Oh, so we’re using the “you must go if you can only stay in power by using mass violence on your people”?

Like Iran?

Like China?

Now’s the time, Mr. President. Stand up and say something about them.

Rhinoboy on February 26, 2011 at 10:19 PM

EU arms to Libya: fresh details emerge
**************************************

23.02.2011 @ 17:47 CET

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Malta has denied any responsibility for a massive shipment of Italian-made guns to Libya that went through its port in 2009. Meanwhile, video footage on YouTube appears to show Belgian-made weapons currently being used by Gaddafi mercenaries.

The Maltese foreign ministry has rejected EU data saying that it exported €79.7 million worth of “smooth-bore weapons with a calibre of less than 20mm, other arms and automatic weapons with a calibre of 12.7 mm (calibre 0.50 inches) or less and accessories” to Libya two years ago.

http://euobserver.com/24/31863
==================================

02/24/2011
Guns to Gadhafi
Libyan Arms Deals Come Back to Haunt Europe
*******************************************

Weapons on show at an arms trade fair in Tripoli in November 2010.(Image).

Helicopters from Italy, communication technology from Germany: When the arms embargo against Libya was lifted in 2004, the country’s dictator Moammar Gadhafi went on a shopping spree in the European Union. Now he is using those weapons against his own people — to the EU’s shame.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,747440,00.html
===
==================================================

Radebe: Arms sales to Libya legal
**********************************

Cape Town – South African arms sales to Libya were done strictly in accordance with the law, Justice Minister and National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) chairman Jeff Radebe said on Friday.

“Some in the media or through the use of media as a platform have been quick to conclude that the deaths that have been reported in Libya during the period of political unrest have a direct link with the arms sold by the South African companies to Libya.

“There is no evidence available to back up such a claim,” he said in a statement.

Earlier this week, David Maynier of the Democratic Alliance said the DA understood that “more than 100 sniper rifles and more than 50 000 rounds of ammunition may have been exported to Libya in late 2010″.

Other weapons systems sold appeared to include 40mm multiple grenade launchers, Hercules C130 aircraft, and armoured personnel carriers, he said.

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/Radebe-Arms-sales-to-Libya-legal-20110225
================================

Ya know,if Hopey/Changey has any Arms Sales within the last two years,I bet,it would be a wee bit,of a,

POLITICAL EMBARRASSMENT!!!

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 10:20 PM

This is O/T But, I just saw a story on FB that Madison police sent officers to clear the statehouse and instead of doing their jobs they are joining the protesters. The officers are also vowing to sleep there until Walker capitulates to “Democracy”. Good Lord, are these people INSANE? How is this supposed to help them?

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM

My brother lives in Oconomowoc which is about an hour from Madison. His sis-in-law is there. He heard from her that this really happened. When he know more he said he would let me know.

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 10:28 PM

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM

It won’t be long until the National Guard is called in.

Knucklehead on February 26, 2011 at 10:29 PM

The adults are in charge?

kingsjester on February 26, 2011 at 10:30 PM

This is O/T But, I just saw a story on FB that Madison police sent officers to clear the statehouse and instead of doing their jobs they are joining the protesters. The officers are also vowing to sleep there until Walker capitulates to “Democracy”. Good Lord, are these people INSANE? How is this supposed to help them?

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM

hboulware:Heres the Memo!:)
===============================

Head of police union asks governor to keep Capitol open and announces law enforcement sleepover
************************************
Posted: 2/25/2011 1:13:42 PM

From the Wisconsin Professional Police Association
**************************************************

Following action by lawmakers to approve a rule change that clears the way for closing down the State Capitol and ejecting the people protesting Governor Walker’s bill to curtail union activity, the head of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association called on the governor today to keep the Capitol building open and allow the peaceful protesters to remain.

“The law enforcement officers from across the state that have been working at the Capitol and have been very impressed with how peaceful everyone has been,” said WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer. “As has been reported in the media, the protesters are cleaning up after themselves and have not caused any problems. The fact of that matter is that Wisconsin’s law enforcement community opposes Governor Walker’s effort to eliminate most union activity in this state, and we implore him to not do anything to increase the risk to officers and the public. The costs of providing security can never outweigh those associated with a conflict.”

Palmer also announced that, beginning tonight, the WPPA is formally requesting its members from across the state to come to the Capitol to sleep amongst the throngs of other union supporters.

“Law enforcement officers know the difference between right and wrong, and Governor Walker’s attempt to eliminate the collective voice of Wisconsin’s devoted public employees is wrong,” continued Palmer. “That is why we have stood with our fellow employees each day and why we will be sleeping among them tonight.”
——————–

http://www.weac.org/news_and_publications/11-02-25/Head_of_police_union_asks_governor_to_keep_Capitol_open_and_announces_law_enforcement_sleepover.aspx

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 10:34 PM

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM
It won’t be long until the National Guard is called in.

Knucklehead on February 26, 2011 at 10:29 PM

They’re supposed to be out by four pm tomorrow. I say, shut off the water. And if needed, the electricity.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:34 PM

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 10:28 PM

So the capital police are above the law?
If this is true, they should be fired immediately. Stop it in the bud, now.

CTSherman on February 26, 2011 at 10:35 PM

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM

So much for”Protect and serve”.

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 10:36 PM

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Holy smokes. What a mess.

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 10:38 PM

They’re supposed to be out by four pm tomorrow. I say, shut off the water. And if needed, the electricity.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Should be interesting when those layoff notices start going out.

Knucklehead on February 26, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Now’s the time, Mr. President. Stand up and say something about them.

Rhinoboy on February 26, 2011 at 10:19 PM

ROFLMAO……yeah that will happen. the only reason Obama came out is because it looks like the dictators days are numbered. If he looked secure and in charge Obama would be saying nothing and pushing for some meaningless sactions in the UN…

unseen on February 26, 2011 at 10:41 PM

…and you don’t believe we’re on the Eve of Destruction.

kingsjester on February 26, 2011 at 10:41 PM

They’re supposed to be out by four pm tomorrow. I say, shut off the water. And if needed, the electricity.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:34 PM
Should be interesting when those layoff notices start going out.

Knucklehead on February 26, 2011 at 10:40 PM

I already have my popcorn ready.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:42 PM

As far as the police are concerned they ARE the law. We little people will meet their demands or else.

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Why is this an emergency to the U.S.?

The order declares a national emergency
to deal with this threat.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2011 at 10:45 PM

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 10:43 PM

That does not sound good!..:(

Dire Straits on February 26, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Wow those were some tough words from Obama. He inspires me; I can’t wait to do whatever I can to make sure he loses in 2012.

pugwriter on February 26, 2011 at 10:47 PM

“But Gadhafi has been tied to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s spiritual adviser for more than 23 years.”
Oooopppssss….!

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Excellent work,it never ends,and
it sounds like Weapon Transfers for
Jihady Locherbie Thug!:)
===================================================
September 5, 2009
Political help behind Libya arms trade, says official
******************************************************

A senior Whitehall official boasted that “high-level political interventions” had enhanced the prospect of arms sales to Libya, three weeks after Britain’s prisoner transfer deal with the regime was ratified.

Richard Paniguian, who runs the government organisation that promotes defence exports, used a speech on May 21 to highlight the backing it offered to British manufacturers of military equipment.

“There have been high-level political interventions, often behind the scenes, in places like Libya, Oman, India and Algeria,” the head of UKTI DSO said.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6822732.ece

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 10:49 PM

And we thought Sheriff dipstick was a bad apple. The Union Goon Keystone Cops in WI are in direct violation of ordinance WTF.

Nice work Libs. Even in defeat at the ballot box you still take matters into your own hands with thuggery. We are watching.

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Obama sides with the losers, until it is certaint that they will lose.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2011 at 10:52 PM

As far as the police are concerned they ARE the law. We little people will meet their demands or else.

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Let’s not get dramatic. I am a cop’s wife and praying that your husband comes back from his watch as you kiss him goodbye and then reading ignorant statements like this makes me angry. Those cops were WRONG, but don’t put everyone cop in their shoes.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Check this out!..Pretty cool!..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Good post!..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2011 at 10:55 PM

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM

I can’t imagine all the Police acting this irresponsibly. There has to be some defections, in other words some will rise to the occasion and do what the Gov says, right?

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 10:55 PM

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Your hubby is a cop!..That is so cool!..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Merkel is probably still laughing.

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 10:57 PM

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM
I can’t imagine all the Police acting this irresponsibly. There has to be some defections, in other words some will rise to the occasion and do what the Gov says, right?

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Enforcing the law over their union’s demands. Most will enforce the law. The rest are probably liberals and you don’t want them carrying guns anyway.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:57 PM

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Phew. Thanks. I can stop my morphine drip now and ease back into reality once again knowing that there is still some sanity left in the world. The Con Cops will do what’s right for the country. Take that to the bank.

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Enforcing the law over their union’s demands. Most will enforce the law. The rest are probably liberals and you don’t want them carrying guns anyway.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:57 PM

I’m with you on that.

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 11:03 PM

Ok here is what I found out. Capital officials want to clear the statehouse of people camping inside. They are not saying they can’t protest. They are asking that the inside of the statehouse be cleared at night only. Apparently they are having some problems with trash abs things. My brother said that the clean up crews and security are costing a fortune. Now,his sis-in-law said that the plan seems to be that with the police involvement the officials will back down. The concern is that alot of the protesters are from out of town and if they can’t camp for free in the warm statehouse with running water and all the pizza available they will simply go home. That means WAY less people and collapsing support. My brother says that only a small percentage of the people there actually are from Madison so this could be really bad for them. Anyway, He says they are losing popular support fast and this police action seems to be to try to prop up opinion. Although, this bill affects them not at all.

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 11:05 PM

ROFLMAO……yeah that will happen.

unseen on February 26, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Heh. Yeah, I know. It would be cool if we had somebody with an ounce of guts in the Oval.

Rhinoboy on February 26, 2011 at 11:06 PM

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Thanks for your husband’s-and your-service!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Enforcing the law over their union’s demands. Most will enforce the law. The rest are probably liberals and you don’t want them carrying guns anyway.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:57 PM

I thought most cops had turned on Barry and the whole liberal thing after he went after the Cambridge Police Department?

Both the Chicago PD and Fire Department endorsed the other dude running against the tiny ballerina in the Chicago mayoral election.

Knucklehead on February 26, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Union members don’t always march in lockstep. Think that mosque will ever get built at Ground Zero? Not a chance.

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Both the Chicago PD and Fire Department endorsed the other dude running against the tiny ballerina in the Chicago mayoral election.

Knucklehead on February 26, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Yeah, but I’m sure they know you can’t fight the Rahmbo “Deadfish” machine.

gryphon202 on February 26, 2011 at 11:10 PM

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Thanks for your husband’s-and your-service!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Thanks, but that’s not what I was going for…I just want people to think before they speak….or post….I was as guilty as the rest before I turned eighteen and grew up…seeing the cops as a nuisance. Seeing a uniform and nothing more. These cops have families, people that love them and wait for them to walk back that door after their watch. And, sadly, these cops that are not doing their jobs are making their fellow brothers look bad.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Thanks for your husband’s-and your-service!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Ditto that!..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2011 at 11:11 PM

For just a moment, imagine it’s 9/11/01….now imagine that BHO is POTUS…

d1carter on February 26, 2011 at 11:11 PM

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 11:11 PM

I know that’s not what you were going for.
I still wanted to thank you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2011 at 11:12 PM

For just a moment, imagine it’s 9/11/01….now imagine that BHO is POTUS…

d1carter on February 26, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Thanks. Right to the bottle go I.

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Knucklehead on February 26, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Hey Knucks. Hope you’re doing better. :) Been sending prayers and good thoughts your way.
All cops, like everything else, have their idiots….the local union steward is steadfast democrat. He worships obama and anything liberal. We have had so many heated arguments, overturned tables…yeah, that had some tequila fuel, but he toes that liberal line. Thank goodness, he’s doing union lunches and figuring out ways to screw the department instead of carrying a gun and working in the field.
Most of his work includes keeping crappy cops on the payroll.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 11:14 PM

For just a moment, imagine it’s 9/11/01….now imagine that BHO is POTUS…

d1carter on February 26, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Miss me yet!..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2011 at 11:14 PM

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 11:11 PM

I know that’s not what you were going for.
I still wanted to thank you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Thank you, twerp. :)

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Union members don’t always march in lockstep. Think that mosque will ever get built at Ground Zero? Not a chance.

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Funny thing I was at a Tea Party event standing along the side of the road. For about two straight hours I was giving drive-by Libs verbal hell and the whole time there were these 2 Cops standing behind me laughing their asses off at some the chit I was saying about Obama. They were Tea Partier’s in spirit although they have to feign neutrality.

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 11:15 PM

I know that’s not what you were going for.
I still wanted to thank you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Me too. Is Mr. Sting still at the border?

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Union members don’t always march in lockstep. Think that mosque will ever get built at Ground Zero? Not a chance.

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I hope that the mosque will never be built!..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Hornetsting, my sincere apologies I was not clear. I meant the ones refusing to do their jobs because of their politics. I really did not mean to impugn the men and women who do a very difficult job. I’m sorry I was not clear and there was no offense meant.

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 11:17 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Me too. Is Mr. Sting still at the border?

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Yep. I can see the murder capital of the world from my back porch. Sort of.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 11:15 PM

You would have lovedthe Ft.Lauderdale police at our Tea Party events! They were wonderful.

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 11:20 PM

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 11:13 PM

I would be laughing if it were not so serious. I will join you in short glass of Taliskers single malt. Cheers!

d1carter on February 26, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Hornetsting, my sincere apologies I was not clear. I meant the ones refusing to do their jobs because of their politics. I really did not mean to impugn the men and women who do a very difficult job. I’m sorry I was not clear and there was no offense meant.

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 11:17 PM

After I read your second post, which was very enlightening, I understood what you meant, hboulware. I have no hard feelings. It just struck me wrong. Those cops are doing wrong and they are putting their fellow brothers in danger. They need to be disciplined, if not outright fired. Your post just reiterates that the protestors are on the ropes. Shut off the water and stop the pizza deliveries, they will go home. And, the news that the capitol is a mess only confirms what we all know about liberals…dirty roaches that don’t clean up after themselves.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 11:21 PM

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 11:14 PM

I’m struggling really bad, but thanks for the good thoughts.

Knucklehead on February 26, 2011 at 11:23 PM

This is just SPIN from the Wrecking Ball!

He’s just trying to take credit when Quddafi bails!

PappyD61 on February 26, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Miss me yet!..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Yup, I don’t remember having a POTUS whose love of America I truly questioned.

d1carter on February 26, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Funny thing I was at a Tea Party event standing along the side of the road. For about two straight hours I was giving drive-by Libs verbal hell and the whole time there were these 2 Cops standing behind me laughing their asses off at some the chit I was saying about Obama. They were Tea Partier’s in spirit although they have to feign neutrality.

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 11:15 PM

The summer of 2009 Jan Schkowsky held an outdoor, pro-Zero care rally @ Chicago’s Federal Plaza. I was there with my son and my nephew-both 15 at the time-as part of a counter-protest. We were directly across Dearborn Ave. from the main event-and when some Chicago’s finest had their backs to the ‘mob’ but not to us-they gave us thumbs up.

My ‘guys’ noticed-and were delighted.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Dire Straits on February 26, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Thanks. W’s cred rises daily whenever Barry steps up to the Telepromter.

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Intesting,the Wisconsin National Guaed page a no show!

Linky,can be obtained from the WNG Facebook page!

Wisconsin National Gaurd Website: http://dma.wi.gov/

http://www.facebook.com/WisconsinGuard?v=info
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All National Guard websites!

National Guard State Links
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http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/dod/links.htm

canopfor on February 26, 2011 at 11:28 PM

I am sort of amazed they let this go on so long. Here in TX that would be a big no-no. As for the other post topic Obama has proven to be totally worthless is anyone really suprised about this Libya mess? I mean even the Iranians are condemning him. Although watching that was sort of surreal.

hboulware on February 26, 2011 at 11:28 PM

I would be laughing if it were not so serious. I will join you in short glass of Taliskers single malt. Cheers!

d1carter on February 26, 2011 at 11:21 PM

You have excellent taste. I’m on Black Seal rum with a straw.
And a bib.Hornet Sting likes to make me spit hooch on the cat.

katy the mean old lady on February 26, 2011 at 11:28 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Good to know. The Teacher Goons in WI will be doing the perp walk in orange jump suits enroute to an unhappy and prolonged incarceration. I hope so. :)

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Yep. I can see the murder capital of the world from my back porch. Sort of.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 11:18 PM

I’m glad we’re going to be in the northern part of the state.
I’ve heard it’s safer…except for the whole Saudi national exchange college student who wants to blow-up people for God thing.
*rolls eyes*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2011 at 11:28 PM

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