Quotes of the Day

posted at 10:20 pm on May 26, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

“I fundamentally believe the House of Representatives is in play,” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel told reporters Thursday, hedging by adding that he’s not yet ready to predict that Democrats will win enough seats to take control.

Democrats say the House of Representatives has become much more competitive because of their success using Medicare as an issue to win the New York special election earlier this week.

(using indeed)

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(Why did Public Policy Polling skip a week for presidential preference testing? Easy.)

“That’s the serious stuff and we did a national President poll two weeks ago and we’ll do another one in two weeks. The real reason we did this extra one is to figure out how big of a political game changer the rapture would be.”

(No, that wasn’t a joke.)

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“These are not the extras, these are not try-to-dos. These are must-dos.”

Doctors are prescribing drinking water for neglected elderly patients to stop them dying of thirst in hospital.

The measure – to remind nurses of the most basic necessity – is revealed in a damning report on pensioner care in NHS wards.

Some trusts are neglecting the elderly on such a fundamental level their wards could face closure orders.

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“This is what I was called to do…Everybody has a calling, and your real job in life is to find it.”

“There are no words to match this moment.”

So began the final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. After 25 years and 4,561 episodes, Winfrey bid farewell to her daytime talk show this afternoon. While there may not have been words to “match this moment,” the hour was filled with other words: funny ones, sad ones, inspiring ones, and poignant ones. The final episode was a platform for Winfrey to thank fans, reflect on the past 25 years, and talk about what she learned.

“It is no coincidence that I always wanted to be a teacher. I ended up with the greatest classroom in the world. And this, my friends, will be our last class for this stage,” she said. How was the class?

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That is one of the dumbest things anyone has ever said……………Other than Harry Reid’s usual stupidities or Obama’s attempt at thinking.
It reminds me of that idiot that used to occupy the NY seat. The moron with the flex shots on Craig’s List who was told to stand down because we did not need to know more.

pat on May 27, 2011 at 2:43 AM

Tonite on Greta, she asked him about the NY race. He had a good analysis. He said the Dem only got 1% MORE in the vote than Obama did when Obama lost the district in 2008. He said that the Dems can not count on some rich democrat in disguise willing to be a fake tea party member to get on the ballot in the loose election laws that allow easy ballot access for special elections throughout the country. In addition, there are not enough rich democrats willing to spend 2 or 3 million $$ of their own money trashing the republican candidate while running as a fake tea party 3rd party candidate, allowing a split vote for the Dem to win. As usual, Rush gets to the heart of the matter.

karenhasfreedom on May 27, 2011 at 2:46 AM

Allahpundit has been training his replacement for awhile now. I thought we all kind of knew that Jazz Shaw would eventually take over for Allah.

portlandon on May 26, 2011 at 11:55 PM

Tell me you’re joking. This site will go from a 10 to a 6 if Allah leaves.

Kataklysmic on May 27, 2011 at 4:07 AM

Doctors are prescribing drinking water for neglected elderly patients to stop them dying of thirst in hospital.

wow. science./

ted c on May 27, 2011 at 4:15 AM

annoyinglittletwerp

Some unsolisited advice from someone who has lived in Texas for almost 70 years, you are not used to the heat. Be very careful. Take water with you and drink it. Stay away from sugar and caffiene. Cover your head and the back of your neck. Use a big brimmed straw hat or an umbrella. Walking 8 miles in 100 degree heat in West Texas is not the same as walking 8 miles in Chicago. The air is dry and it sucks the moisture from your body. Heat prostration or sun stroke is not something minor. Take care.

maxine on May 27, 2011 at 5:45 AM

Ed mentioned in a previous thread AP was under the weather.

msmveritas on May 26, 2011 at 10:29 PM

hope it wasn’t a tornado/

ted c on May 27, 2011 at 6:07 AM

The Democrats can say whatever they like, but I doubt very much if the House is in play..in fact this whole thing can come back and bite them on the butt.

After all, the old folks do not like Obamacare anymore than they like Ryan’s plan..in fact they probably like it less because under Obamacare the Medicare cuts are already starting..but Ryan puts them off for awhile. So, it comes down to Ryan vs Obamacare. I am not sure who will win that..it seems to me that if they use Medicare, the Republicans can continue to use Obamacare.

The Democrat who won in NY26 not only got less than 50% of the vote…she did not vote for Obamacare. Will the new Democrats continue to support that legislation?

And if they have high profile people like Bill Clinton out there saying Be careful will they get away with it?

Terrye on May 27, 2011 at 7:05 AM

OT: kudos to morning joe for calling out steve israel (D) on his lying (talking points) about ryan’s plan…

cmsinaz on May 27, 2011 at 7:15 AM

Jazz built a David Frum-esque reputation over at the Left-Wing Voice as the Palin-Hater-in-Residence. It would be nice if he did not have much of a role here at Hotair.

BCrago66 on May 27, 2011 at 7:39 AM

Yeah, just keep believing it guys!

JellyToast on May 27, 2011 at 7:52 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Just like they were going to hold the House in 2010!

John the Libertarian on May 26, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Key precincts, John. Key. Precincts.

DrSteve on May 27, 2011 at 8:06 AM

‘Doctors are prescribing drinking water for neglected elderly patients to stop them dying of thirst in hospital’.
This is more like what they do in hospice than a hospital. Deny water and the person eventually dies. This is cutting costs to keep something like MC afloat. It will take a little time, but the same ‘care’ will occur here.

Kissmygrits on May 27, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Allah has a reserved seat on Sarah’s bus. He will be gone for a few days.
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Electrongod on May 26, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Now that there’s funny!

Hope you get to feeling better soon, Allah. Lord knows when a god gets under the weather we all suffer a little more each day. Get well soon, son.

Subsunk

Subsunk on May 27, 2011 at 12:16 PM

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