Quotes of the day

posted at 10:35 pm on April 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

“A growing number of Democrats are threatening to defy the White House over the national debt, joining Republican calls for deficit cuts as a requirement for consenting to lift the country’s borrowing limit…

“The push-back has come in recent days from Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a freshman who is running for reelection next year. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) told constituents during the Easter recess that he would not vote to lift the debt limit without a ‘real and meaningful commitment to debt reduction.’…

“‘As catastrophic as it would be to fail to raise our debt ceiling, it’s even more irresponsible to not take this opportunity to own up to our unsustainable spending path,’ Sen. Mark Udall (Colo.), another Democrat challenging the White House, said in a statement his office released this week. ‘If we don’t take action to reduce our deficit spending, Congress will be facing this same debt ceiling vote in the near term – still with no end to our deficits in sight.’”

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“It’s a message that’s catching on: More and more Republicans are calling for hard caps on spending and moderate Democrats — desperate for a palatable way to vote to increase the debt limit — are starting to buck White House officials who are lobbying Democratic senators to oppose Corker’s bill…

“Like many Republicans, Corker realizes the vote to increase the debt ceiling will come under fire from the tea party wing – even if they win serious concessions from Democrats. And Corker is already receiving some political blowback for his effort to lure Democrats — some Republican officials worry he’s giving bipartisan cover to vulnerable incumbents, like Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Joe Manchin of West Virginia…

“The Corker plan would put in place a 10-year path to cap federal expenditures, bringing down spending to 20.6 percentage of the country’s economic output. If Congress failed to meet the annual cap, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget would make cuts throughout the federal budget – and only a two-thirds vote of Congress could override its decisions. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – the expensive entitlement programs Democrats have vowed to protect – would be on the chopping block, too. Corker projects that the plan would save the country $7.6 trillion.”

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Via Reason TV.

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“‘Hells no. I would not vote to increase that debt ceiling,’ she said during an interview on Fox News, where she is a paid contributor…

“‘It turns my stomach to hear this assumption articulated that we have to, despite the fact that we are raking in the federal government $6 billion a day,’ she said. ‘Take that money and service our debt first and pay down some of that debt. Make sure that we are showing the international financial markets and our lenders that we’re serious about getting our debt and our deficit problems under control.’”



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“‘Hells no. I would not vote to increase that debt ceiling,’ she said during an interview on Fox News

Yes, thank you Sarah!

sharrukin on April 29, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Let me be the first to say: Good on Gov. Palin!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Palin said “Hells no.” I believe she is therefore a secret Buddhist.

I demand that she produce her motherf***ing records right f***ing now. Everyone knows that all Christians have a long-form religion certificate, and I want to see hers.

GET HER OUT OF THERE!

KingGold on April 29, 2011 at 10:41 PM

We travel back in time, into Hopeys Mind!
============================================

Obama: Not Always a Fan of Upping Debt Ceiling
Jan 3 2011
***********

While President Obama’s economic advisor Austin Goolsbee argued Sunday that a refusal by the Senate to increase the government’s debt ceiling (currently $14.3 trillion) would be “catastrophic” and a sign of “insanity,” that’s not the position the president has held in the past.

Here are Obama’s thoughts on the debt limit in 2006, when he voted against increasing the ceiling:
****************************************

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.
**************************************************

In 2007 and in 2008, when the Senate voted to increase the limit by $850 billion and $800 billion respectively, Obama did not bother to vote. (He did vote for TARP, which increased the debt limit by $700 billion.)

Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) told Human Events in an interview released today that the decision about the debt ceiling “needs to be a big showdown” in the Senate.

“We are going to cut [spending] necessary to stay within the current levels, which is over $14 trillion,” said DeMint.
———

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/256199/obama-not-always-fan-upping-debt-ceiling-katrina-trinko

canopfor on April 29, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Awww… the Corker plan: let OMB cut entitlements.

AshleyTKing on April 29, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Love it,SarahCuda has her fact duckies lined up,
67%,very nice!

It might take GaffeBiden a bit of time on the
calculations to figure out the price per gallon
increase!!

canopfor on April 29, 2011 at 10:49 PM

the White House’s Office of Management and Budget would make cuts throughout the federal budget – and only a two-thirds vote of Congress could override its decisions

In other words, no cuts would ever be made. Give me a freaking break if anyone is stupid enough to fall for that kind of crap.

20% off the top of everything starting now.
Period.
The End.

Knucklehead on April 29, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Big ol’ Star of David on Sarah’s chest.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2011 at 10:52 PM

What’s with the water foul?

RedRedRice on April 29, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Big ol’ Star of David on Sarah’s chest.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Dual loyalties!

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 10:53 PM

So,Sarah wants to unleash an army of RoughNecks
to transform America into an Energy Producing
PowerHouse!

Works for me,ideas and plans she has!!

Meanwhile Democrats have plans too…………..

Taxis/Spendis/Green/Environmental Jobs…………..
F’k Brilliant Eh!

canopfor on April 29, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Or, fowl.

RedRedRice on April 29, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Big ol’ Star of David on Sarah’s chest.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2011 at 10:52 PM

John the Libertarian:Love it,I stand with Israel,as well!:)

canopfor on April 29, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Joe Manchin is turning out to be a pretty good Republican Senator…I suppose that like all Senators, when he looks in the mirror, he sees a President.

cynccook on April 29, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Joe Manchin is turning out to be a pretty good Republican Senator…I suppose that like all Senators, when he looks in the mirror, he sees a President.

cynccook on April 29, 2011 at 10:56 PM

cynccook:Lol,ahem,your baaaaaaaaad(I kid)!:)

canopfor on April 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

See, as I said, solving problems is easy. Just do the correct thing. Sheesh.

SouthernGent on April 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Taxis/Spendis/Green/Environmental Jobs…………..
F’k Brilliant Eh!

canopfor on April 29, 2011 at 10:54 PM

What do you do on a dead calm, overcast day or night?

You use energy sources that work all the time.

Like natural gas, oil, nuclear, hydroelectric.

Besides, this won’t run on skittles and unicorn farts:

GM Performance 572cu.in./720hp

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

dude. spurs just nailed a half court three pointer at the buzzer ending 3rd qtr. awesoem

ted c on April 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

The ship has sailed on Sarahs Palins.

NickDeringer on April 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

I suppose that like all Senators, when he looks in the mirror, he sees a President.

cynccook on April 29, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Not all of them.

Your forgetting the one who looked in the mirror and saw a Messiah.

fogw on April 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

wow, 20.6 percent…that is appprox 5% lower that barry has it now

r keller on April 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Sarah Palin coined the phrases, “Drill Baby Drill“, “Drill Here, Drill Now“.

The regime promptly gave $2 Billion dollars to Brazil to drill for oil, and then gave $2.8 Billion to Columbia to build a refinery.

Obama’s then said to Brazil, “We want to be your best customer“. In effect, Obama sent American Jobs overseas.

Let’s repeat that, Obama Sent American Jobs Overseas.

Ladies and gentlemen, Sarah Palin MUST be our next President.

Kini on April 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM

If Sarah Palin said “you f**kin’ betcha”, I would vote for her and no one else.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM

The ship has sailed on Sarahs Palins.

NickDeringer on April 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Genius analysis. Thank you so much for your insight.

May I subscribe to your newsletter?

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Long Live Sarah Palin!

Long live America!

portlandon on April 29, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Again, Sarah is right. The Zero is in campaign mode now and is trying to raise a $Billion. If that is all that it is about, money as opposed to ideas, we are scroomed and its over.

Mirimichi on April 29, 2011 at 11:04 PM

I am a extremely against our current level of deficit spending. I think the government should pay down debt and build reserves in good times and have those reserves available in bad times, not unlike a family rainy day fund.

I like the idea of spending caps, imposed over a period of years. But I do not think that the 20.6% is even close to the right number. That should be next years limit, and it should always be based on the previous year’s factual GDP, not some projected fantasy GDP. From 20.6% the spending cap should be moved down each year 1.2% per or some other number until it reaches closer to 12% of GDP excluding payments for debt buy down and rainy day fund funding.

The government has never sustained a higher rate than 18% over any extended period of time. The people revolt paying more than this amount and either go Galt, or learn how to earn money that is not going to be taxed. Look at Greece for an extreme example where pretty close to 80% of the entire economy is black market and unseen by the government and thus not taxed by the government.

astonerii on April 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Sarah Palin coined the phrases, “Drill Baby Drill“, “Drill Here, Drill Now“.

Kini on April 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Nice try. “Drill baby drill” was Michael Steele(‘s speechwriter).

“Drill here, drill now, pay less” was Gingrich(‘s policy director at American Solutions).

KingGold on April 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

That woman is a cool glass of water in the drought-ridden GOP. Damn, that serene pond in the background is subliminally influencing my comments!

Dongemaharu on April 29, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Nice try. “Drill baby drill” was Michael Steele(‘s speechwriter).

“Drill here, drill now, pay less” was Gingrich(‘s policy director at American Solutions).

KingGold on April 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Yeah, well, they’re the Nikki Haley of quotes.

pseudoforce on April 29, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Genius analysis. Thank you so much for your insight.

May I subscribe to your newsletter?

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Snort!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Genius analysis. Thank you so much for your insight.

May I subscribe to your newsletter?

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Snort!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2011 at 11:08 PM

I meant that in a complimentary sense.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

The ship has sailed on Sarahs Palins.

NickDeringer on April 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Heh?? Let me guess….you don’t agree with everything she said?? Or you just hate her??

Dan Pet on April 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I <3 Palin

MeatHeadinCA on April 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

She’s still got it. She would light up the stage next to Daniels and T-paw. I can’t wait.

alwaysfiredup on April 29, 2011 at 11:10 PM

I meant that in a complimentary sense.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

:)

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM

The ship has sailed on Sarahs Palins.

NickDeringer on April 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Too bad you missed the boat…LOL

idesign on April 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM

No one can touch Sarah on energy. No one.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

She’s still got it. She would light up the stage next to Daniels and T-paw. I can’t wait.

alwaysfiredup on April 29, 2011 at 11:10 PM

I agree with you.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Besides, this won’t run on skittles and unicorn farts:

GM Performance 572cu.in./720hp

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Brian1972:Now,your talkin,I had a 69 SS Chevelle,396L-78,
with the L-88(427)Solid-Lifter cam,2.19-1.88 Sq.
port heads,BM 11 inch Holeshot converter,4.10 12
Bolt Posi,oops,and Turbo-400,

and smokem tires all day long,that 572-720HP,is
Big Block Nirvana,veddy nice!!:)

canopfor on April 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

She is Reaganesque. She was asked to comment on the other maybe-candidates and she complimented all of them. Didn’t make any snide remarks about any of them. Look up class in the dictionary and her picture will be there.

Mirimichi on April 29, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Loves me some Sarah, hells yeah.

knob on April 29, 2011 at 11:13 PM

She’s still got it. She would light up the stage next to Daniels and T-paw. I can’t wait.

alwaysfiredup on April 29, 2011 at 11:10 PM

She would kill the Donald as well, if it came to that, which I don’t think it will.

His toupee would run for it’s life.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

GM Performance 572cu.in./720hp

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Brian1972:Not mine,but enjoy!
==============================

1970 chevelle with 572
************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge6YvRdnJ0I

canopfor on April 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Still the post of the week.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2011 at 11:17 PM

His toupee would run for it’s life.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Good Lord. If that’s a toupee, he needs a refund. It’s gotta be the worst ever.

pseudoforce on April 29, 2011 at 11:17 PM

So Sarah Palin agrees with Obama!

Before Obama disagreed with himself.

profitsbeard on April 29, 2011 at 11:20 PM

canopfor on April 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

That 572 Chevy is a race motor, and requires 110 octane race fuel. The pump gas version is rated at only 620hp.

I want one in this:

1970 Chevelle SS

I would do epic burnouts on AlGore’s driveway, with American flags flying out both windows, and blasting Skynard Free Bird on the 1200 watt audio system.

Oh, and a Palin 2012 bumper sticker.

Good times.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:20 PM

The ship has sailed on Sarahs Palins.

NickDeringer on April 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Yeap in sailed on AUg 28th 2008 and has not reached harbor yet:

Well, it’s always, though, safer in politics to avoid risk, to just kind of go along with the status quo. But I didn’t get into government to do the safe and easy things. A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why the ship is built. Politics isn’t just a game of competing interests and clashing parties. The people of America expect us to seek public office and to serve for the right reasons. And the right reason is to challenge the status quo and to serve the common good.

-Sarah Palin VP acceptance speech GOp convention 2008

unseen on April 29, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Good Lord. If that’s a toupee, he needs a refund. It’s gotta be the worst ever.

pseudoforce on April 29, 2011 at 11:17 PM

It’s an alien creature that landed on his head and controls his mind. That is the only explanation that makes sense.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:21 PM

KingGold on April 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

As usual, you missed the bold block point.

I’d point it out, but you’ll still miss the meaning.

Kini on April 29, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Not all of them.

Your forgetting the one who looked in the mirror and saw a Messiah.

fogw on April 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

I don’t think evil can cast a reflection…

cynccook on April 29, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Sarah is wrong when it comes to the subsidies. No, Government should not be in the business of giving money to energy businesses in an attempt to game the system one way or another. Don’t give money to big oil, don’t give money to their suppliers, don’t give money to solar panel manufacturers or people who purchase hybrid or electric cars… Let the best technologies compete without government tilting the playing field one way or another…. $4B may not sound like much when compared to billions, but every bit of cut helps restore fiscal responsibility. I’d certainly be in favor of raised taxes to pay down the deficit if I knew my money was being wisely spent…but it isn’t, and these types of subsidies are to blame.

unclesmrgol on April 29, 2011 at 11:25 PM

unclesmrgol on April 29, 2011 at 11:25 PM

ROFL…..yeah because tax policy hasn’t been used since the founding to promote the common good. /

unseen on April 29, 2011 at 11:27 PM

canopfor on April 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

I want one in this:

1970 Chevelle SS

I would do epic burnouts on AlGore’s driveway, with American flags flying out both windows, and blasting Skynard Free Bird on the 1200 watt audio system.

Oh, and a Palin 2012 bumper sticker.

Good times.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Brian1972:Now your cook’n with the gas,yes,I love the 69 and
70 body styles,and race engines can be used on t
the street,a bit carried away,but,real mean pound
ing power tho!

Ah the memories!!

With that,I’m out,I watched the Wedding thingy
since last night,get’n bug eyed!!

Nite,and keep on Rat’n!:)

Btw,heres a tech article on the 705ci Merlin
Superblock!
=======================

705ci Chevy Big Block – Mountain Climbing
705 Cubic Inches And 961 Horsepower On Pump Gas!
**************************************************

http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/705ci_chevy_big_block/index.html

canopfor on April 29, 2011 at 11:29 PM

unclesmrgol on April 29, 2011 at 11:25 PM

That’s not going to happen until we get comprehensive tax reform, top to bottom.

What Obama is doing is trying to “community organize” by picking out an enemy for his “community” to target, then only eliminate that industry’s tax incentives, while increasing the government help for the stupid “green energy” crap that never makes a profit.

I think it’s more political than anything.

He has proven that the oil industry in other countries does not bother him, it’s only American oil that bothers him. That may be because American oil companies are typically more favorable to Republican campaigns in their contributions.

Petrobras and Gazprom aren’t hq’d in Houston and donating to Republicans for office.

Tell me I’m wrong.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:32 PM

705ci Chevy Big Block – Mountain Climbing
705 Cubic Inches And 961 Horsepower On Pump Gas!
**************************************************

http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/705ci_chevy_big_block/index.html

canopfor on April 29, 2011 at 11:29 PM

Gadzooks! Build two of those marine spec, and you can have a real fast yacht!

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:37 PM

O/T – Is anyone else glad this Royal Wedding Farcical Facade over?

Kini on April 29, 2011 at 11:38 PM

His toupee would run for it’s life.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Good Lord. If that’s a toupee, he needs a refund. It’s gotta be the worst ever.

pseudoforce on April 29, 2011 at 11:17 PM

It isn’t a toupee. He just has weird hair.

fossten on April 29, 2011 at 11:41 PM

The tax breaks in question
The Obama administration is targeting nine tax breaks, according to a paper from the left-leaning Center for American Progress. Four account for the lion’s share of the money:

Domestic manufacturing tax deduction: This is the largest single tax break, and would save over $1.7 billion a year if eliminated.

The tax deduction, passed in 2004, is designed to keep factories in the United States. Companies that manufacture here can deduct 9% of their income from operations that are attributed to domestic production.

But some question if that incentive is really appropriate for oil companies. “What are they going to do, move the oil field to the North Sea,” said one staffer at the Center for American Progress said in an interview earlier this year

No, but higher costs in the United States may make them move the drill rigs to the North Sea or some other place.

Eliminating the tax breaks “would actually discourage new energy projects and new hiring in one of the nation’s most dependable job-creating industries,” the American Petroleum Institute said in a statement at the time, noting the industry currently supports over 9 million jobs.

The percentage depletion allowance: This lets oil companies deduct about 15% of the money generated from a well from its taxes. Eliminating it would save about $1 billion a year.

The deduction essentially lets oil companies treat oil in the ground as capital equipment. For any industry, the value of that equipment can be written down each year.

But critics say oil in the ground is not capital equipment, but a national resource that the oil companies are simply using for their own profit.

The foreign tax credit: This provision gives companies a credit for any taxes they pay to other countries. Altering this tax credit would save about $850 million a year.

Foreign governments can collect money from oil companies through royalties — fees for depleting their national resources — and income taxes.

A royalty would be deducted as a cost of doing business, and would likely shave about 30% off a company’s tax bill. Categorized as income tax, it is 100% deductible.

Foreign governments long ago grew wise to the U.S. tax code. To reduce costs for everyone involved and attract business, they agreed to call some royalties income taxes, allowing oil companies to take the 100% deduction on a bigger slice of their bill.

Intangible drilling costs: This lets the industry write off about $780 million a year for things like wages, fuel, repairs and hauling costs.

All industries get to write off the costs of doing business, but they must take it over the life of an investment. The oil industry gets to take the drilling credit in the first year

unseen on April 29, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Gawd…I try not to, because I’m told she can’t win…but I love her even more than — well, anything really. Shame I can’t vote, but if she runs I’ll volunteer for her.

Fortunata on April 29, 2011 at 11:42 PM

NickDeringer on April 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Don’t bring a Deringer to an assault rifle fight.

bw222 on April 29, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Obama is calling for a tax increase on the oil companies at a time that we need to increase production and output not decrease it. Obama should be calling for an additional $ 4 billion in tax cuts not $ billion in tax hikes. Once against Obama is 100% wrong and Palin is 100% right.

unseen on April 29, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Still the post of the week.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Golden. Thank you.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Corker needs to be primaried. A red state like Tennessee can do better than a RINO like Corker.

bw222 on April 29, 2011 at 11:46 PM

It isn’t a toupee. He just has weird hair.

fossten on April 29, 2011 at 11:41 PM

I want to see his hair’s long form certificate.

I don’t believe it’s from this planet.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:47 PM

unclesmrgol on April 29, 2011 at 11:25 PM

I believe they are referring to accelerated recovery of depletion, which is just an accounting method permitted by the tax code, not a direct subsidy. Otherwise you would have to claim the up front expenses incurred in oil exploration over many years, the way you would depcreciate any business asset. But allowing companies to claim all their initial expenses immediately improves cash flow, frees up financing and gives greater incentives for digging new wells. It is the only way smaller independents without billions in cash can afford to drill new wells. There are a lot more pressing problems with the tax code than that.

Ted Torgerson on April 29, 2011 at 11:47 PM

unclesmrgol on April 29, 2011 at 11:25 PM

I agree with you in principle. We are nowhere near that concept where government will not dip into markets. But as it stands now according to Sarah these subsidies will even out the crony capitalism that big majors will enjoy. I think her plan is the first step is to curtail crony capitalism of the big major companies and once that’s done rescind small peas like this.

promachus on April 29, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Corker needs to be primaried. A red state like Tennessee can do better than a RINO like Corker.

bw222 on April 29, 2011 at 11:46 PM

That very well may happen.

He ran in 2008, pre-Tea Party. I don’t even remember there being much of a primary.

When the general election came, it was between Corker and Harold Ford, Jr. Needless to say, I happily voted for Corker. He had been a successful business man with a multi-million dollar construction company, and he had been Mayor of Chattanooga, TN.

Since he was elected, he has disappointed me a few times now. He is going to feel the heat, I believe that.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:50 PM

O/T – Is anyone else glad this Royal Wedding Farcical Facade over?

Kini on April 29, 2011 at 11:38 PM

There was a wedding?..I didn’t notice. /

Electrongod on April 29, 2011 at 11:50 PM

It isn’t a toupee. He just has weird hair.

fossten on April 29, 2011 at 11:41 PM

It’s a comb-over-and-back

darwin-t on April 29, 2011 at 11:51 PM

There are a lot more pressing problems with the tax code than that.

Ted Torgerson on April 29, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Exactly.

Why start there, while ramping up Fed handouts to “Green Energy”?

Politics, that’s why.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Exactly.

Why start there, while ramping up Fed handouts to “Green Energy”?

Politics, that’s why.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Because Palin said to leave them alone. first rule of the antipalin person Gov Palin can never be right about anything ever. I think if they ever admit she is right about something they will have a pyscotic break.

unseen on April 29, 2011 at 11:54 PM

It isn’t a toupee. He just has weird hair.

fossten on April 29, 2011 at 11:41 PM

It’s a comb-over-and-back

darwin-t on April 29, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Whew. We need a Trump-Daniels ticket to have all the combover directions covered. Good grief, what’s so bad about a bald head? Looks a lot better than those laughable concoctions.

pseudoforce on April 29, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Palin said “Hells no.” I believe she is therefore a secret Buddhist.

I demand that she produce her motherf***ing records right f***ing now. Everyone knows that all Christians have a long-form religion certificate, and I want to see hers.

GET HER OUT OF THERE!

KingGold on April 29, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Let me guess, you’re going to be supporting Mike Castle for President in 2012 because “she’s unelectable?”

UltimateBob on April 29, 2011 at 11:55 PM

Because Palin said to leave them alone. first rule of the antipalin person Gov Palin can never be right about anything ever. I think if they ever admit she is right about something they will have a pyscotic break.

unseen on April 29, 2011 at 11:54 PM

I meant why Obama starts with attacking American oil, but is subsidizing Brazilian oil, and American Green Energy.

It isn’t about energy, it’s about politics.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:57 PM

My kind of Green energy.

Brian1972 on April 30, 2011 at 12:02 AM

KingGold on April 29, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Let me guess, you’re going to be supporting Mike Castle for President in 2012 because “she’s unelectable?”

UltimateBob on April 29, 2011 at 11:55 PM

I think King Gold forgot a ///sarc tag.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 30, 2011 at 12:04 AM

It isn’t about energy, it’s about politics.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:57 PM

Obama also has said he’s going after corporations that ship jobs overseas.

Palin points out that Obama has shipped jobs overseas.
Just as you pointed out.

Kini on April 30, 2011 at 12:07 AM

I love that woman.
Please oh please let her be the next president.

Palin/Ryan 2012

or Palin/West 2012

or Palin/fill in the blank conservative 2012

justltl on April 30, 2011 at 12:07 AM

I meant why Obama starts with attacking American oil, but is subsidizing Brazilian oil, and American Green Energy.

It isn’t about energy, it’s about politics.

Brian1972 on April 29, 2011 at 11:57 PM

I think it may have something to do with good old leftist anti-Americanism. They want America taken down a peg and if they can transfer power and influence away from the United States that is an opportunity they will take.

sharrukin on April 30, 2011 at 12:08 AM

More Green Energy

Sublime Green 1970 Plymouth Cudas

‘Cuda!

Brian1972 on April 30, 2011 at 12:09 AM

When the Lefties start mocking “Hells no”, simply point out that Sarah is simply expressing a “no” that is too large for a single Hell to contain it. Or perhaps that it was actually “Hell’s no”, a “no” that is in some way owned by or associated with Hell.

We have to be ready to prefudiate these attacks when they inevitably come.

The Monster on April 30, 2011 at 12:09 AM

I think it may have something to do with good old leftist anti-Americanism. They want America taken down a peg and if they can transfer power and influence away from the United States that is an opportunity they will take.

sharrukin on April 30, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Well, yes. It also happens that American oil is hq’d in Houston, TX and donates cash to Republicans running for office much more than Democrats.

Petrobras does not do that.

Brian1972 on April 30, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Let me guess, you’re going to be supporting Mike Castle for President in 2012 because “she’s unelectable?”

UltimateBob on April 29, 2011 at 11:55 PM

You should really stop your love-fest with Mike Castle. You keep mentioning his name over and over again. What’s his wife going to think?

KingGold on April 30, 2011 at 12:11 AM

We have to be ready to prefudiate these attacks when they inevitably come.

The Monster on April 30, 2011 at 12:09 AM

Hey, I see what you did there.

Me likey.

Tweet that at Sarah’s account, she may use it and give you a shout out.

Brian1972 on April 30, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Don’t bring a Deringer to an assault rifle fight.

bw222 on April 29, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Okay, that cracked me up! Good one!

JannyMae on April 30, 2011 at 12:12 AM

We have to be ready to prefudiate these attacks when they inevitably come.

The Monster on April 30, 2011 at 12:09 AM

Perhaps she was referring to the fact that the Hell family knows.

darwin-t on April 30, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Sarah is wrong when it comes to the subsidies. No, Government should not be in the business of giving money to energy businesses in an attempt to game the system one way or another. Don’t give money to big oil, don’t give money to their suppliers, don’t give money to solar panel manufacturers or people who purchase hybrid or electric cars… Let the best technologies compete without government tilting the playing field one way or another…. $4B may not sound like much when compared to billions, but every bit of cut helps restore fiscal responsibility. I’d certainly be in favor of raised taxes to pay down the deficit if I knew my money was being wisely spent…but it isn’t, and these types of subsidies are to blame.

unclesmrgol on April 29, 2011 at 11:25 PM

I’m not knowledgeable on the specifics when we use the term “subsidies” for oil, but (and correct me if I’m wrong) we are talking about the discounting of a tax rate, and not an actual check from the treasury for money not earned, aren’t we?

I don’t know where this number 4 billion is coming from, but it’s being pedaled by the media as though the taxpayer is handing the oil business a big fat check. If this is not the case, which I highly suspect it is not, then I think it’s not your money, it’s theirs.

But, more to the point, if these supposed subsidies are truly tax discounts, then until we rewrite the tax code to a fair or flat tax, then the oil companies are just doing what millions of Americans and American businesses do in order to function, sift through ten of thousands of pages of social engineering laws to keep every dollar that is in danger of being taken away.

If we allow the Left to demagogue this for the umpteen millionth time in order to keep us at each other’s throats, we are just a circular firing squad.

You call ending subsidies a budget cut. This is akin to the Left’s position that higher taxation is the solution to deficit spending. And I don’t believe you mean that.

I think Palin did an excellent job of negotiating the political landscape here, while staying on philosophical bedrock.

Saltysam on April 30, 2011 at 12:26 AM

I think Palin did an excellent job of negotiating the political landscape here, while staying on philosophical bedrock.

Saltysam on April 30, 2011 at 12:26 AM

That’s what I thought, too.

Brian1972 on April 30, 2011 at 12:35 AM

When the Lefties start mocking “Hells no”, simply point out that Sarah is simply expressing a “no” that is too large for a single Hell to contain it. Or perhaps that it was actually “Hell’s no”, a “no” that is in some way owned by or associated with Hell.

We have to be ready to prefudiate these attacks when they inevitably come.

The Monster on April 30, 2011 at 12:09 AM

She said “hell snow”, meaning “it would be a cold day in hell before I’d raise the debt ceiling”.

Much classier than Trump’s, “do not raise the f*&^%$g debt ceiling!”.

Saltysam on April 30, 2011 at 12:42 AM

The Corker plan would put in place a 10-year path to cap federal expenditures, bringing down spending to 20.6 percentage of the country’s economic output. If Congress failed to meet the annual cap, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget would make cuts throughout the federal budget – and only a two-thirds vote of Congress could override its decisions

NO. No raising the debt ceiling. Cut programs and cut them now.

disa on April 30, 2011 at 12:44 AM

NO. No raising the debt ceiling. Cut programs and cut them now.

disa on April 30, 2011 at 12:44 AM

ROFL…that would be a 40% across the board cut. The House GOP had trouble cutting 352 MILLION. I doubt they are going to call for cutting $1.5 Trillion

Palin would do it in a sec. the Speaker? Not.

See Palin =leader. Speaker= politician

unseen on April 30, 2011 at 12:49 AM

One of the points in this post is the looming debt and the lack of any privatized jobs being created because the government over-regulation. In this, is the Ryan budget which has liberals have launched an AstroTurf push to discredit Ryan’s plan.

Just listen to the laughter.

Kini on April 30, 2011 at 12:55 AM

O/T – Is anyone else glad this Royal Wedding Farcical Facade over?

Kini on April 29, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Well I enjoyed the portion I watched…

All Sarah has to say is that she is in and watch this race really take of. The election campaign of the millenium will be on because there is soooo much love on our side and soooo much hate on theirs and this isn’t going to end until one side is vanquised… I hope it’s ours because who wants to live here to witness this country’s last days and our total descent into misery.

CCRWM on April 30, 2011 at 1:05 AM

Just listen to the laughter.

Kini on April 30, 2011 at 12:55 AM

Momentum.

Saltysam on April 30, 2011 at 1:07 AM

GOP Leadership?……….Fearful

Sarah Palin?……..I hope FEARLESS…..we’ll know soon.

PappyD61 on April 30, 2011 at 1:08 AM

Gawd…I try not to, because I’m told she can’t win…but I love her even more than — well, anything really. Shame I can’t vote, but if she runs I’ll volunteer for her.

Fortunata on April 29, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Contact http://organize4palin.com and let them know what state you’re in and they’ll hook you up. :)

powerpro on April 30, 2011 at 1:09 AM

REMEMBER……..The Pappy Plan!!!

1. Seal the border.

2. 10% across the board Fed spending cuts.

A good start!!!

PappyD61 on April 30, 2011 at 1:11 AM

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