Quotes of the day

posted at 9:30 pm on July 18, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

“Sarah Palin is the subject of a new film that opens Friday. John Wilson, the founder of the Golden Raspberry Awards, which annually recognize the worst movies of the year, seemingly can’t wait for “The Undefeated.”

“She’s the political equivalent of what the Razzies are all about and she’s hysterically funny if you don’t stop and think, ‘Oh, my God, she could’ve been vice president!’ ” John Wilson told Tom O’Neil at the Awards Tracker blog.

“Past winners of Razzies for “worst actress” include such luminaries as Pia Zadora, Bo Derek and the Spice Girls.”

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“Herman Cain says voters across the country should have the right to prevent Muslims from building mosques in their communities.

“Our Constitution guarantees the separation of church and state,” he said. “Islam combines church and state. They’re using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their morals in that community, and the people of that community do not like it. They disagree with it.”

“Asked by host Chris Wallace if any community could ban a mosque if it wanted to, Cain said: “They have a right to do that.”

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“I think that nothing could disenfranchise an eligible voter more than finding out that ineligible voters are voting,”

Tre Hargett, Tennessee secretary of state

“And Republicans appear to be winning over public opinion. Polls shows that an overwhelming majority of voters back ID requirements.”

“In Tennessee, the Republican secretary of state, Tre Hargett, is preparing plans and public service announcements to make sure voters in his state adjust smoothly to the new rules. They’ll be required to show photo ID at the polls and to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote.”

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Oh, no! The guy who’s hosted 35 fundraisers and raised $86 million in the first six months of the year can’t get out to do more of them!

By the way, over at the lefty site, FireDogLake:

Jim Messina tried to claim in his video announcing the Q2 numbers that 98% of all donations were $250 or less, and the average contribution was $69 from around 550,000 contributors. That gives the impression of a grassroots-fueled army. Messina didn’t say that these numbers excluded the DNC contributions, mostly maxed-out $30,000 donations. And now, the fact of these bundlers complicates Messina’s narrative even more. It’s possible – in fact, given the numbers, it’s likely – that a portion of the under-$250 contributions were collected by bundlers. I think we can say with confidence that bundlers aren’t going to “ordinary Americans” for those collections. They are rich elites who go to their rich elite friends.

In fact, Obama for America only cited less than half of their total contributions – $21.4 million – as “unitemized,” meaning they were smaller than $200 donations that don’t need to be teamed with identification. You can pretty safely bet that almost no DNC Victory Fund donations were under $200. That would mean that 3/4 of all money collected by Obama for America and the DNC Victory Fund were through donations over $200. That syncs with the bundler data.

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“I’ve been working 14 hours a day on trying to stand this … agency up, really for more than a year now,” she said. “When I go home, I’ll do more thinking then. But I need to do that thinking not from Washington.”

Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard law professor tapped by President Obama to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), said Monday she would think about running for Sen. Scott Brown’s (R-Mass.) seat in 2012.

In response to a question, Warren told MSNBC that she needed to go home and think about whether to run against Brown.

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Most bloggers on the right side of the blogosphere haven’t increased their traffic significantly in years. Moreover, the right side of the blogosphere as a whole is definitely shrinking in numbers as bloggers that have had trouble getting traction are quitting and fewer and fewer bloggers are starting up new blogs.

Why is this? There are several reasons for it.

1) The Right is structured differently than the Left. We have a large, effective talk radio presence and Tea Parties for new conservatives to sink their energy into. So conservatives have more viable ways to get involved in the movement outside of blogging than the Left did when George W. Bush came into office.

2) The rise of social networking has peeled a lot of people off, too. A lot of people who’d have been haunting blogger comment sections five years ago are spending their days on Twitter and Facebook now.

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When does the implosion start? When she starts cramping and bloating?

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 1:38 AM

It’s the hot flashes. They’ll take you to your knee’s, dude!

Knucklehead on July 19, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Being American is a culture, douchebag. We define our own culture — the culture of FREEDOM. None like it in the world.

gryphon202 on July 19, 2011 at 1:16 AM

American freedom is multicultural. There isn’t a defined religion, language, or cuisine in our constitution.

Bachmann gives a brief reference to what most academics describe multiculturalism as – essentially tribalism. A separate but equal tribalism. That’s not something I support.

As other commenters have pointed out, there is an American culture that promotes individual freedom. That’s worth pursuing.

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Multiculturalism is not tribalism. We have plenty of communities which try to preserve tribal things. They are American and they are not doing anything unAmerican by remaining distinct communities inside the US. I would point to certain Christian, Jewish, and many other communities with unique traits which have prospered in the US.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Don’t like our culture, leave, and don’t let the door hit you in a$$ on the way out.

Knucklehead on July 19, 2011 at 1:22 AM

Lexham is just a faux intellectual bent on proving how smart it aka a Poser.

CW on July 19, 2011 at 1:41 AM

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 1:36 AM

LOL!..I love it when a plan comes together..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 1:42 AM

But she didn’t do it. Still not bad.

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 1:24 AM

an oppurtunity missed IMO. but not something that will harm her longterm. so yeah it wasn’t bad.

unseen on July 19, 2011 at 1:42 AM

Lexham is just a faux intellectual bent on proving how smart it aka a Poser.

CW on July 19, 2011 at 1:41 AM

No doubt. Argument by assertion and weasel words are strong with this one.

gryphon202 on July 19, 2011 at 1:43 AM

Palinistas are just having fun seeing her implode in days. :)

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 1:36 AM

I wouldn’t take much joy in seeing someone’s hea;th issues take them out of the running. i don’t think Bachmann is qualified for the job, i think she has hypoctical issues etc. But i will take no joy if her health issues take her out of the running. I’ll just hope that the non stress of not running will improve the problem.

unseen on July 19, 2011 at 1:45 AM

Amen.

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 1:39 AM

You should have heard me break out into the song “God Bless America” when I stepped off Russian soil for the last time.

You gotta see it to believe it.

Knucklehead on July 19, 2011 at 1:47 AM

Multiculturalism is not tribalism. We have plenty of communities which try to preserve tribal things. They are American and they are not doing anything unAmerican by remaining distinct communities inside the US. I would point to certain Christian, Jewish, and many other communities with unique traits which have prospered in the US.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Are there small groups of people that build their own communities? Yep. Would it be healthy for our country if we were more like that? Nope. I, for one, am happy that we aren’t anywhere near Iraq and I hope we aren’t on the verge of becoming the next Europe – where apparently multiculturalism has failed.

Is it good to remember the good things about your ancestral history? Sure. To live separately and reject all outside ideas? No. That’s harmful and that type of thinking is one reason certain groups of Americans are having trouble succeeding.

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 1:50 AM

hmmm Palin causes a liberals head to explode (sort of).

There was a time when arriving at work with an eye the color of an overripe tomato would have been because I had a really good time the night before.

This one is all Sarah Palin’s fault.

My very competent and nice eye doctor, Dr. Baxter, told me that a blood vessel burst in my left eye. It is something that can happen from a sudden increase in blood pressure, like what happens when you have a coughing fit.

Or when Sarah Palin makes the cover of Newsweek magazine.

“Ready to run,” the cover reads.

Oh, spare me.

It is no coincidence that my vessel popped within hours after the issue arrived in my mailbox.

http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/07/18/opinion/todays_column/70001037.txt

unseen on July 19, 2011 at 1:51 AM

I wouldn’t take much joy in seeing someone’s hea;th issues take them out of the running. i don’t think Bachmann is qualified for the job, i think she has hypoctical issues etc. But i will take no joy if her health issues take her out of the running. I’ll just hope that the non stress of not running will improve the problem.

unseen on July 19, 2011 at 1:45 AM

Good for you for saying that. I’m not her biggest supporter either and agree with some of what you’re saying, I’m just tired of watching others tear her down when that are supposedly good conservatives.

Knucklehead on July 19, 2011 at 1:52 AM

So which monoculture are we then given the fact that multiculturalism is such an awful thing. Tell us what the one overriding culture is that the US will officially adopt in order to avoid the sucky multiculturalism.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 1:13 AM

Just found this ‘gem of brilliance’.

The U.S. is a melting pot. The country has a culture entirely unique, one which welcomes all other cultures, with open arms, so long as they adapt to her fierce independence and love of freedom. One can speak one’s other languages, work, study, dream, succeed, fail, fly one’s flag without being considered a nationalist, whine, shun whining, be a fool, a genius, worship in any way, or not, and etc.

All this by asking just one thing – adjust to your land. If not a liberal/looter/moocher, then also pay taxes.

Multiculturalism, or the European “multi-culti” is what true and good Americans do, and always should, shun. Lefties, who are not liberal, in the true sense, democratic, or just or progressive, support the insanity of “multi-culti”.

Ex. – in Austria a local can no longer yodle because it offends the ‘sensibilities’ of the muzzies. Fruck them. If they don’t like it, go back home to any of the lands ye came from.

Examples abound on insane British multiculturalism.

It should never take over the U.S., lest she loses her good heart and exceptional good spirit toward the foreigner.

If you don’t understand this, you are a limited nitwit.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 1:54 AM

Freedom of speech is definitely part of American tradition. What freedom of speech allows (and was probably intended to encourage) is debate about ideas. If we live separate but equal (instead of striving for some sort of melting pot), That debate isn’t going to happen. The free exchange of ideas isn’t going to happen. We remain fractured and divided.

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 1:54 AM

I’d also add that the Constitution (as originally written, even) seems to be against Multiculturalism. We are, after all, the United States of America – not a confederacy of states. I’m a states rights libertarianish conservative and even I see the importance of a unified country.

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 1:59 AM

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 1:54 AM

Brilliant, Sir-as always.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2011 at 1:59 AM

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 1:54 AM

Excellent post!!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 2:00 AM

anyone notice gas is back up to where it was before the 4th of july?

unseen on July 19, 2011 at 2:03 AM

Multiculturalism seems to be an antithesis of liberal tradition. It doesn’t say all cultures are equal but all cultures should be treated equally. IN so doing, it asks us to suspend normative judgments about cultures with which we maybe in disagreement on rational grounds. It’s not about free exercise of speech or religion or culture but a voluntary self-imposition of suspension of moral judgments.

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:09 AM

I’d also add that the Constitution (as originally written, even) seems to be against Multiculturalism.

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 1:59 AM

Specify. It has taken some time to shake out some of the sectarian laws from the original colonies but I think one of the basic traits of America is that it is multicultural and allows for many different communities while being united… ‘out of many one.’ Our constitution promotes freedom in such a way as to foster that. It’s not tricky words… the Constitution is plain and simple on this topic.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:10 AM

Read this on multiculturalism, by a former D gov. of Colorado.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:10 AM

On Multiculturalism, by a former D gov. of Colorado.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:11 AM

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:10 AM

you are redfining multicultarism. See my post above.

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:17 AM

Specify. It has taken some time to shake out some of the sectarian laws from the original colonies but I think one of the basic traits of America is that it is multicultural and allows for many different communities while being united… ‘out of many one.’ Our constitution promotes freedom in such a way as to foster that. It’s not tricky words… the Constitution is plain and simple on this topic.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:10 AM

The fact that one could freely move from state to state is not something that bodes well with multiculturalism. With multiculturalism, one is defined by the culture they were born into. Further, you could add that ‘out of many one’ is really more of a melting pot philosophy. That is, we become one – not remain many.

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 2:18 AM

The leftie view of multiculturalism is “respect and grant super rights to other cultures, at the expense of the local contries”. It’s prevalent in so-called Western Europe, Canada, Australia not so much, and the U.S. The rest of the world doesn’t give a dern about it.

Muzzies the world over are making good use of this freedom, but grant none in return. Lefties are thugs in this regard too.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:18 AM

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:10 AM

Therefore what? Muslim radicals can set up ghettos where Infidel police are told not to venture?

Really Right on July 19, 2011 at 2:19 AM

Further, you could add that ‘out of many one’ is really more of a melting pot philosophy. That is, we become one – not remain many.

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 2:18 AM

Nailed it!

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:19 AM

unseen on July 19, 2011 at 12:51 AM

The article is from April 2010, but in Septmeber 2010 she equated Islam with every other religion in America

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=427813493434

In the article you cited:

In defending Graham, Palin claimed that Graham’s remarks were directed only at radical and violent Jihadists:

His comments in 2001 were aimed at those who are so radical that they would kill innocent people and subjugate women in the name of religion. Are we really so hyper-politically correct that we can’t abide a Christian minister who expresses his views on matters of faith? What a shame.

Nope, Graham, as the article goes on to point out, meant ALL Islam, not just the “radicals”, because Graham understands that ALL Islam is “radical”. I agree with Graham, not Palin. ALL Islam is evil and ALL Islam is a fake “religion” masquerading as such to advance a political agenda to subjugate the world. I wish more of our conservative leaders understood that.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 19, 2011 at 2:20 AM

Therefore what? Muslim radicals can set up ghettos where Infidel police are told not to venture?

Really Right on July 19, 2011 at 2:19 AM

See entire sections of: Brussels, London, Paris.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:22 AM

anyone notice gas is back up to where it was before the 4th of july?

unseen on July 19, 2011 at 2:03 AM

In several states it’s over $4.00 again.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:27 AM

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:17 AM

I disagree with your post. The Constitution does not seek to impose or define American culture. It ignores the matter while carving out freedoms to practice different cultures within its laws. And you can make judgements about any culture you like. That is one of the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:27 AM

anyone notice gas is back up to where it was before the 4th of july?

unseen on July 19, 2011 at 2:03 AM

Yup! I have to drive for a living. Gas budget is $400+ per month. Thank you Barry.

katy the mean old lady on July 19, 2011 at 2:29 AM

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 1:09 AM

Wish she had simply said that she believes Obama’s policies are hurting America and therefore are “anti-American”; however, she didn’t do a complete walkback as she kept to the topic of disagreeing with Obama. Still, would’ve been great for her to “double-down” on it as another poster said.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 19, 2011 at 2:30 AM

That is one of the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:27 AM

Exactly. But multiculturalism wants to negate that freedom. I did not say that constitution expects me to impose certain judgments so and so but that multi culti abrogates my constitutional freedom to judge cultures by asking me to suspend normative judgments.

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:30 AM

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:27 AM

Agreed. Perfect ex. was Sheila Jackson Lee.

She has the constitutional right to be wrong, stupid, ignorant, and a congresswoman.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:34 AM

Exactly. But multiculturalism wants to negate that freedom

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:30 AM

The US has always been multicultural and you still have the freedom.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:34 AM

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:27 AM

Agreed. Perfect ex. was Sheila Jackson Lee.

She has the constitutional right to be wrong, stupid, ignorant, and a congresswoman.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:34 AM

I would argue that her frequent use of those privileges borders on abuse but sure…

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:36 AM

Exactly. But multiculturalism wants to negate that freedom.

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:30 AM

It also wants to grant the “others”, legal or illegal, same or better rights than you, as a citizen, have, and make you pay for their ‘accommodations’. In the case of Britain, she will be destructed from within, due to multiculturalism gone amok.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:36 AM

lexhamfox, should Sharia be granted to Muslims living in the U.S.?

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:39 AM

The US has always been multicultural and you still have the freedom.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:34 AM

NOw you are mixing up terms. The freedom for raligious practice etc ensured by the consitution do not equate to multiculturalism. Having many different cultures ina country is not multiculturalism. Multicultarilism is about defining the liberal and constitutional values one takes for granted as belonging to just one culture and demanding that that said culture suspend judgments about other practices and mores in other cultures.

As an example, an American Muslim woman, has under the constitution to pray and dress and love as she likes. But under Islam she doesn’t. According to multiculturalism, she shouldn’t have that freedom because the constitutional freedoms are just values imposed by the culture she doesn’t belong to and in this case, her own culture demands that she dress and love in a certain way and hence she should submit to those strictures.

Multiculturalism is antithesis of the classical liberal tradition of constitution and her freedoms.

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:40 AM

Multiculturalism, my royal Irish azz. I am a proud and loud American.

katy the mean old lady on July 19, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Multiculturalism is antithesis of the classical liberal tradition of constitution and her freedoms.

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:40 AM

Excellent comment altogether.

On this exerpt, this is one of the main reasons why I harp so often about the tragedy of the lefties, their depleted and hypocritical claims. They are neither liberal, progressive, democratic, just, erudite, free.

They are thugs who care about all these only when it’s good for them, politically. Otherwise they are blind, domestically and internationally, and allow atrocities the world over. NOW should fight what you described, alas,…

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:44 AM

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:40 AM

Another example. The constitution guarantess my freedom of speech which means I am free to mock n insult Islam if I so chose. But according to an editorial in Guardian published during the cartoons controversy, freedom of speech is a western and american idea not to be imposed on religious minorities who are not from the west even though they live there.

That

is multiculturalism which in this case clearly is an contradiction of constitutional freedoms.

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:49 AM

The ebbs and flows of this thread are interesting…

Dire, are you still crying tears of joy over your Buddy’s announcement?…

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 2:50 AM

In the case of Britain, she will be destructed from within, due to multiculturalism gone amok.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:36 AM

How so? The attempt to promote blasphemy laws failed and ended up making Britain a more free place. I lived in Tower Hamlets for a few years… there are pubs among the mosques. You can buy pork… even at Golders Green market. Go and check it out yourself if you doubt me. It’s not some crazy patch of Saudi Arabia in Europe. And you are free to doubt any religion you want. People are expected to live within the laws just like the US.

lexhamfox, should Sharia be granted to Muslims living in the U.S.?

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:39 AM

Look if Muslims want to have their disputes sorted out under Sharia terms there is nothing stopping them as long as both sides consent to rules. Rabbinic law is no different. Covenant marriages are similar in the states where they are allowed. You can’t force people to be subject to those rules and Muslims have the same recourse to the law that you and I have. I myself think these religious laws are BS but they are important to some Americans.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:50 AM

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:49 AM

The Guardian said so so it must be true right???? C’mon dude.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:51 AM

The US has always been multicultural and you still have the freedom.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:34 AM

No, the US has not always been multicultural. If it were, there would be no need to push for multiculturalism.

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 2:51 AM

Killings for cartoons, the NYT not publishing cartoons, the Canadian thought police, Geert Wilders trial, and so much more.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:52 AM

He had cancer, and openly admits it. I guess that chemo and stuff doesn’t incapacitate anyone or something like that.

Knucklehead on July 19, 2011 at 12:31 AM

My first husband had colon cancer in 1967. They all told me I would bury him within 6 mo. He lived 30 more very happy years.

katy the mean old lady on July 19, 2011 at 2:52 AM

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:50 AM

There can only be one law, the one that derives it’s authority from the Constitution. Any other so called “laws” have no validity whatsoever. The constitution reigns supreme and freedom of religion doesn’t mean the religious legal codes are valid. They are not. Sharia is no more valid than mosaic law or hindu law.

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:54 AM

The Guardian said so so it must be true right???? C’mon dude.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:51 AM

But you say so and it’s true, I suppose./s

Multiculturalism is a leftist doctrine and hence, Guardian is a very good source to know what it is. But that is neither here nor there. Instead of answering my claims that you are confusing liberal freedoms with multiculturalism which are actual antithetical, you are picking on irrelevant nonsense.

You have clearly established that you do not know how to argue rationally, so you will be ignored totally from now on.

promachus on July 19, 2011 at 2:59 AM

The US has always been multicultural and you still have the freedom.

lexhamfox on July 19, 2011 at 2:34 AM

No, we have always been one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all. ONE NATION!

katy the mean old lady on July 19, 2011 at 2:59 AM

If the United States was so multicultural, why did Utah have to ban polygamy to join the Union?

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 2:59 AM

If the United States was so Multicultural, explain the American Indian “dilemma.”

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 3:01 AM

Dire, are you still crying tears of joy over your Buddy’s announcement?…

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 2:50 AM

ROFL.. If will help you and Geo sell T-shirts I am okay with it!..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 3:10 AM

ROFL.. If will help you and Geo sell T-shirts I am okay with it!..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 3:10 AM

Geo and I will sell way more T-shirts for (y)our Buddy than those 2 guys in Gaza did for the obamanation…

I’m doing what I can to get the comment count on his thread to 150…

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 3:15 AM

The problem is not multiculturalism per se.

The problem is Islam.

Shy Guy on July 19, 2011 at 3:18 AM

The problem is not multiculturalism per se.

The problem is Islam.

Shy Guy on July 19, 2011 at 3:18 AM

In nations like France, it’s hard to distinguish the two problems; that is, Islam has become a problem in France due to multiculturalism.

While I’m suspicious of Islam, I’m not as concerned about Islam in the US as much as illegal migration and ghetto-ization in the name of multiculturalism.

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 3:20 AM

If the United States was so Multicultural, explain the American Indian “dilemma.”

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 3:01 AM

;)

AsianGirlInTights on July 19, 2011 at 3:21 AM

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 2:50 AM

ROFL.. If will help you and Geo sell T-shirts I am okay with it!..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 3:10 AM

Ok you two; stop bickering over the T-Shirt profits.

There is plenty of bread for the three of us. Now I claim exclusive rights for the California Coast. On the front of the T-Shirt will be Che Guevara and on the back will be Buddy Roemer.

That’s the only way to score out here and spread our Message. Hehe :)

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 3:23 AM

May I just say that I hate Dave Weigel? Is that allowed? Okay, then. I hate Dave Weigel.

steebo77 on July 19, 2011 at 3:23 AM

When all is said and done, either islam will be destroyed or every other religion and form of government will be destroyed. There is no third alternative.

Adjoran on July 19, 2011 at 3:31 AM

steebo77 on July 19, 2011 at 3:23 AM

Obsess much, obsessor???

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 3:32 AM

How about keeping score?

For every church or synagogue allowed to be built in a muslim country, they get to build a mosque in a non-muslim country.

Running score to date: 12,473 to zero.

We have a ways to catch up!!

Also, for every mosque built on top of a church or synagogue, Christians and Jews get to build a church or synagogue on top of a mosque. Again, they are WAAAAY ahead!!

fred5678 on July 19, 2011 at 3:32 AM

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 3:23 AM

Slacker…I’ve got hats, handbags, keychains, t-shirts AND a campaign song to ensure Dire’s Buddy finishes…Or, is that finished?…

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 3:34 AM

In nations like France, it’s hard to distinguish the two problems; that is, Islam has become a problem in France due to multiculturalism.

While I’m suspicious of Islam, I’m not as concerned about Islam in the US as much as illegal migration and ghetto-ization in the name of multiculturalism.

MeatHeadinCA on July 19, 2011 at 3:20 AM

1. Wafa Sultan, on return from France.

2. Illegal immigration is an issue on its own. I agree with you, even if all of the illegal immigrants came from Canada and could pick up a southern accent within a week.

Shy Guy on July 19, 2011 at 3:39 AM

Most bloggers on the right side of the blogosphere haven’t increased their traffic significantly in years. Moreover, the right side of the blogosphere as a whole is definitely shrinking in numbers as bloggers that have had trouble getting traction are quitting and fewer and fewer bloggers are starting up new blogs.

Why is this? There are several reasons for it.
1) The Right is structured differently than the Left. We have a large, effective talk radio presence and Tea Parties for new conservatives to sink their energy into…

2) The rise of social networking has peeled a lot of people off, too

larger reason (3):

There is a severe schism in what is called the right wing, basically RINOs, who dominate the conservative establishment, and the usurpers like the Tea Party.

The RINO wing expends more energy trashing the usurpers, than fighting the Left, with whom they have more agreement

Blogs become the battlegrounds for the internecine war. Blogs are seeded with posers who pretend to be innocent bystanders, but whose purpose is to shout down and discredit the opposition

Winning the argument, even by staging the argument, is the reason blogs have become bear traps designed to capture and crush opposition banter.

The bigger reason is the enormous financial power and leverage to be gained by winning national elections. Power corrupts, and controlling the message, and the image become the end game.

Thus, for instance, the enormous amount of energy used to create puppet voices to flood the blogs with Palin criticisms. Palin is the ultimate outsider, and the most clever. She goes into danger where others avoid danger. Most feared, therefore, most hated. The game is to present Palin as a twit, over and over and over, with as many usique blogger names as possible.

This propagandist battle is tiresome. No wonder many of the authentic voices drop out, as so many have from this blog. They are not necessarily at twitter, which has its own reasons to exist. However, Palin et al have learned twitter is a clean way to float a message past the propagandists.

Trolls are nothing. It is the pros who make the going tedious

HA still generates some great information. Humor too.

I also like to scan comment threads in news articles. Drudge is a master at identifying hot or hilarious comment threads, and I have found gold in some of those threads, which are not blogs, but serve the same end.

If a blog is good, it attracts the destroyers. Yang and yin

Its tedious to display religious values in a blog, because the anti religious police are everywhere, seeking to repudiate faith. Pearls to swine

The RINO right is forcing a dome of social PC over the conversation, no dissent allowed. CPAC was the opening of the new war on social conservatism, and blogs are being used to sniff out incorrect thought. I expect more drop in blogging because the RINO inquisition has only just begun

Meanwhile, today I heard Hannity put it to McCain: it sounded like the fix was in, on the debt limit vote. Hannity was awesome. I can stay in a blog and wade through anti Palin script, or listen to Hannity take it to the RINOs

entagor on July 19, 2011 at 3:39 AM

How about keeping score?

For every church or synagogue allowed to be built in a muslim country, they get to build a mosque in a non-muslim country.

Running score to date: 12,473 to zero.

fred5678 on July 19, 2011 at 3:32 AM

That score on its own is of no interest because I couldn’t care less what Islam allows or doesn’t allow in Islamic countries.

But there’s the rub. Islam’s legal teaching obligates Muslims to make every country Islamic.

The problem is not mosques.

The problem is not burqhas.

The problem is not halal meat.

The problem is not foot baths.

The problem is Islam.

Shy Guy on July 19, 2011 at 3:45 AM

My cat’s breath smells like cat food.

Tuning Spork on July 19, 2011 at 3:53 AM

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 3:23 AM

ROFL..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 4:09 AM

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 3:34 AM

ROFL..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 4:10 AM

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 3:23 AM

Slacker…I’ve got hats, handbags, keychains, t-shirts AND a campaign song to ensure Dire’s Buddy finishes…Or, is that finished?…

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 3:34 AM

Ok I admit it; you are doing some fine work as creative director of messaging and merchandising for Dire’s fledgling ambitions. Its not everyday you have a chance to get in on the ground floor of a new political dynasty.

More than a few have noticed DS salivating over Buddy’s prospects, inculcating himself in Roemer’s inner-circle. Does DS really love Buddy or is he merely jockeying for a cabinet position? Time will tell. Time will tell my friend. :)

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 4:12 AM

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 4:12 AM

LoL!..Glad to see you posting on a QOTD thread again..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 4:19 AM

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 4:12 AM

Dire is easily distractable. Just let Bo jog by and he’ll zone out for 10 minutes…Go the Buddy’s page, I linked his campaign song…

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 4:22 AM

I have Direitis!!!

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 4:23 AM

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 4:19 AM

Thanks. You are the one who brings out the levity. :)

Warning: Watch out for Sir Hawgs. I think Soros is paying him to do some concern trolling on your lil Buddy. Right here on HA. Stay vigilant.

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 4:24 AM

I’m obsessed…

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 4:26 AM

Man, is it thick and hot out there…
Just watered the garden.

OmahaConservative on July 19, 2011 at 4:28 AM

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 4:22 AM

Saw it, or rather heard it. Nice Tune. How about some Bo (Dire is easily distractable) Derek? I mean Bo Diddley?

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 4:29 AM

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 4:22 AM

If Bo Derek jogs by I will definitely zone out..I would in fact put my beer down!..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 4:31 AM

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 4:24 AM

LoL!.:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 4:32 AM

88° F already at 3:30 AM. Gonna’ be a real killer again. Maybe the river will evaporate some…
Got up to 100° yesterday.

OmahaConservative on July 19, 2011 at 4:32 AM

OmahaConservative on July 19, 2011 at 4:28 AM

Hello OC..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 4:33 AM

I’m obsessed…

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 4:26 AM

Told ya DS. Looky here, *eyes go up*. Sounds like one of them Trolly types I heard tell about.

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 4:33 AM

OmahaConservative on July 19, 2011 at 4:32 AM

Wow, hope you got a bag of ice. Don’t over do it. The heat can tap you right out. Not worth it.

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 4:35 AM

If Bo Derek jogs by I will definitely zone out..I would in fact put my beer down!..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 4:31 AM

Ya cewtainly don’t need Beer-goggles to enjoy that now do ya. She was very leggy too and had all those curvaceous curvatures in the voluptuous curvy parts.

Hey OC I need some of your Ice. Its getting hot in here too.

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 4:39 AM

Mornin’ OC, you whiner…

Gohawgs on July 19, 2011 at 4:42 AM

Lolz…

OmahaConservative on July 19, 2011 at 4:45 AM

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 4:39 AM

Good posts..:)..Just one question..How will the morning crew straighten up this and put it on course again?..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 4:46 AM

Good posts..:)..Just one question..How will the morning crew straighten up this and put it on course again?..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 4:46 AM

By now they must think we are all a tad bit nutty. The transition, from what I have observed, is rather abrupt. Suddenly out of no-where comes a post which reminds us of what the thread was about and which totally ignores all the Flotsam and jetsam spun out by the over-night gang…

No one says a word about it. Like we are invisible or something. Cindy swings by quite often parsing our non-sense; either amused or confused by our ramblings.

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 4:54 AM

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 4:54 AM

Nice post..I think the Morning crew will take care of it..They always do..:)

PS..I enjoy your posts!..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 5:06 AM

PS..I enjoy your posts!..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 5:06 AM

Likewise. The morning crew is pretty savvy. :)

The most interesting story I read today what has been suspicioned for years; and it was Newton himself who wondered about the stability of the solar system. Laplace established the meta-stability of the solar system but I believe Poincare first showed the dominance of chaotic perturbations; enough to make long term predictions impossible.

The solar system is sufficiently chaotic such the earths orbit in eons past remains unknown. Therefore how does one, with a straight face, factor out orbital effects in global warming theories.

Bottom line: one can’t. And this says nothing about the Variance in the solar output time curve either. That is in determinant as well. So Al Gore is a walking buffoon.

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 5:20 AM

So Al Gore is a walking buffoon.

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 5:20 AM

I agree!..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2011 at 5:22 AM

So Al Gore is a walking buffoon.

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 5:20 AM

He is also grossly corpulent…

OmahaConservative on July 19, 2011 at 5:31 AM

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 5:20 AM

There are some problems, related to time scale, in what I have said above that make my anti-AGW stance not a bullet-proof case as regards earths orbit etc. Too tired to correct it. Will elaborate later or not at all.

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 5:33 AM

He is also grossly corpulent…

OmahaConservative on July 19, 2011 at 5:31 AM

LOL. Good word.

Geochelone on July 19, 2011 at 5:34 AM

They’ll be required to show photo ID at the polls and to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote.”

Get ready for a barage of driver’s licenses with a lot of fresh dirt on them – especially in metropolitan area cemetaries where ressurrecting democratic voters via shovel-ready jobs will be the latest abuse of stimulus money.
It’s what community organizers do best – increase the Zombie vote!

Don L on July 19, 2011 at 6:07 AM

So Al Gore is a walking buffoon.

Al walks? You mean private jet Al, limosine Al, houseboat Al, that Al. I would suggest that you leave that “walking” modifier off and just recognize that he’s a bufoon for clarity’s sake.

Don L on July 19, 2011 at 6:10 AM

as long as its OT morning..

BBC breaking: Israeli commandos board French blockade runner.

Limerick on July 19, 2011 at 6:14 AM

http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/07/18/opinion/todays_column/70001037.txt

unseen on July 19, 2011 at 1:51 AM

What caught my eye from that article, even more than the “It’s Sarah’s fault I blew a blood vessel just from seeing her on the cover of Newsweek,” was this:

The next time you are at the local grocery store, take a minute to look at the first 10 people you see browsing in the potato chip aisle. Ask yourself if you would trust any two of them to decide who will be in charge of the country for four years, and see if you don’t have an immediate impulse to build a bunker in your backyard or ask Canada if we can sleep on their couch. (Thank you, Stephen Colbert.)

It appears that the author does not like regular people very much. I suspect that if Sarah Palin does become our next President, this author will be calling for the right to vote to be curtailed.

Aitch748 on July 19, 2011 at 6:38 AM

Muzzies are grasshoppers who are waiting till there are enough to morph into jihad locusts

eff sharia

take an oath of allegiance, abide, or get the f out

Sonosam on July 19, 2011 at 7:13 AM

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