Quotes of the day

posted at 10:37 pm on March 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Gingrich no longer says he can capture the 1,144 delegates required to wrap up the Republican nomination. Instead, he now speaks frankly about a new plan: Keep Romney from getting to 1,144 by the end of the GOP primary season in June, and then start what Gingrich calls a ‘conversation’ about who should be the Republican nominee. That conversation, the plan goes, would lead to a brokered GOP convention at which Gingrich would emerge as the eventual nominee.

“‘Our goal first is to keep Romney well below 1,000,’ Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said an hour before Gingrich addressed a small crowd of disappointed supporters gathered at the Wynfrey Hotel. ‘It doesn’t have to be 1,000, or 1,050 — it has to be below 1,100.’ If Gingrich succeeds, Hammond continued, ‘This will be the first time in our party in modern politics that we’re going to go to the convention floor.’…

“But the Washington establishment, or more accurately the East Coast establishment, is about to declare Gingrich dead. After Tuesday’s primary, reporters from the Washington Post and New York Times were leaving the Gingrich campaign; it’s not clear how regularly the papers will cover Gingrich from now on. That’s a sign of establishment rejection that Gingrich would relish — he’s scored a lot of political points attacking the media — but the real worry is that the Gingrich campaign might slowly fade from press coverage. And then — far more ominously — those 175,000 donors might begin to lose their enthusiasm, along with their resolve to give again.”

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“‘We’re actually helping because between us – Santorum and I – are stopping Romney,’ Gingrich said…

“If Gingrich drops out, he argues, two things will happen:

“1) His vote gets divided between Santorum and Romney. A larger percentage would go to Santorum, but at least some goes to Romney, allowing him to accumulate more delegates; and,

“2) Romney is then able to aim all of his considerable firepower at Santorum, destroying him with negative ads the way he twice destroyed Gingrich (in Iowa and Florida).”

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“Newt Gingrich’s plan to keep Mitt Romney from winning the necessary delegates for the GOP nomination means the presidential contenders might have to form a deal in order to avoid a brokered convention, a leading Gingrich surrogate told The Hill.

“Former Sen. Bob Smith (R-N.H.) said an agreement between the candidates would be preferable to taking the fight to the convention floor in Tampa, Fla., this August.

“‘If the four candidates that are involved decide to somehow put delegates together to make somebody the nominee based on the delegates they’ve earned I don’t think I’d call that a backroom deal,’ he said. ‘A brokered convention [could] go against the wishes of all the voters and maybe pick someone who wasn’t even running. No one I know wants a brokered convention.’”

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“He insisted in his election-night speech that he was going forward — ignoring that he’s lost every one of the last 30 contests except for Georgia, his home state.

“‘Newt’s been dead for awhile, but now we’ve got proof,’ cracked Murphy.

“In a sign that Gingrich is increasingly out of options, a senior adviser to his campaign began floating the idea of a fusion ticket between the two remaining Romney alternatives.

“‘Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum would make a powerful team against Barack Obama,’ wrote the adviser in an email.”

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“As we can see, Romney won roughly the same share of the vote in all four states [SC, GA, AL, MS] – something within a very narrow band of 26 percent and 30 percent of the vote. The real shift last night came from Santorum surging at the expense of Newt Gingrich.

“We can also see this when we break it down into ideological groupings, above all ‘very conservative’ voters…

“Here we see a similar pattern – Mitt Romney holding in a very narrow band (between 18 percent and 24 percent) while Rick Santorum has surged by about 15 points at the expense of Newt Gingrich, who has declined by 15 points

“From a bigger picture, these results confirm what the RealClearPolitics average has been saying for about a month: Rick Santorum has eclipsed Newt Gingrich in the battle to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney.”

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“Some have suggested that deep in his heart Gingrich fashions himself a modern Winston Churchill, called to lead his country at a critical moment in its history. But history — using Alabama and Mississippi as its surrogates — has spoken and it has declared that Newt is decidedly not Churchill and that he won’t be president. At least not President of the United States.

“As The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis pointed out while calling for Gingrich to drop out, ‘if [Gingrich] truly believes Mitt Romney is a ‘Massachusetts moderate’ masquerading as a conservative, then he owes it to Republican voters to give former Sen. Rick Santorum a clean shot at wresting the nomination from him.’

“Tuesday night, Gingrich took the burn down the house strategy in refusing to get out. If he can’t win, he’ll torpedo Santorum’s chance of winning and intentionally or unintentionally give the nomination to his nemesis, Mitt Romney. Perhaps upon further reflection, he will put his ego aside and do the right thing by allowing the final two serious candidates standing to battle it out for the GOP nomination.”

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“In a half-filled convention center ballroom in Rosemont, a Chicago suburb, a mix of supporters and the merely curious turned out to see the candidate speak, some holding ‘Don’t believe the liberal media!’ signs, a fixture of his rallies, which on this day could have been echoing his criticism of Mitt Romney’s anointment as the inevitable nominee…

“Mr. Gingrich envisions an outcome in which, almost by force of personality and will, he is acclaimed the nominee at a contested convention in August despite failing to win the popular vote in more than a couple of states…

“‘The problem with being a fighter is sometimes they don’t know when to quit,” said Mr. Campfield, a state senator who switched allegiance to Mr. Santorum before he won Tennessee on Super Tuesday. ‘You don’t realize it’s better to bow out gracefully.’”

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I’m a MEMBER of that group.
We’re weird. We’re annoying-but we ain’t dumb.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 15, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Good. May the Universal Moron Force be with you!

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Very, very difficult for me to accept that you’re the same person who writes what you write on your site (your ID’s link) and then writes what you wrote earlier today on that Ann Coulter post. Remarkably split-perspectives.

Lourdes on March 15, 2012 at 12:06 AM

He didn’t write anything nasty about you on the Palin thread and you were asked by him to quote what he might have said that was so outrageous and you ran away.

sharrukin on March 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Now do you clowns see why I don’t want trolls banned? I might as well go to bed soon.

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:09 AM

+1

No wait……
Mortgage refinance….I have some extra.

+10…

Electrongod on March 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

How you been doing? I take it Allah’s stern warning about staying on topic within the thread is being ignored. Hard to enforce I guess.

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

How exactly do you stay on topic on the QOTD since it’s basically an open thread?

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

PTSD

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:08 AM

And that is why I stopped reading that website. *shudders*

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Bmore on March 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I like the Clash a lot..Great band..:)

PS..Here is my pick..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM

He is a Communist Muslim Politician.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:05 AM

An illegal alien, a muslim and a communist walks into a bar.

The bartender says, “What can I get you Mr. President?”

RasThavas on March 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on March 15, 2012 at 12:08 AM

We occasionally post pix of cats or kids-but mostly it’s politics.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 15, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Oh.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on March 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

The Egress was on of P. T. Barnum’s most famous exhibits.

SWalker on March 14, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Yeah! In his NY “Dime Museum”, he’d display his usual oddities like giants, General Mite, Pinheads, & Jo Jo the Dogface Boy, then get visitors to pay extra to, ahem, inspect hermaphrodites and other exotics.

As a “blowoff” (i.e. So Long, Suckers), he charged the rubes to follow the sign reading: This Way to the Great Egress! Folks weren’t generally familiar with that word for ‘Exit’, so they eagerly paid to go through a door that led them out to the filthy street behind the Museum.

To blunt anger at being duped, they were urged to tell friends to come, and to advertise that The Great Egress was the most amazing exhibit EVAH!!!

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Some of these days it become QOTG, “Quotes of the Gay”.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

How you been doing? I take it Allah’s stern warning about staying on topic within the thread is being ignored. Hard to enforce I guess.

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

How exactly do you stay on topic on the QOTD since it’s basically an open thread?

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Especially on a snoozer like this one.

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

MontanaMmmm on March 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

‘This is for all the girls about 42…’
Come this fall-I will be.
*smiles wistfully.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Does that gracious invitation extend to all of us, even if we don’t think you’re funny? But more importantly — what kind of cake would you be serving?

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:07 AM

it does indeed :) and pineapple upside down – even though Moochelle wouldn’t approve. It’s not cheeseburgers is the problem.

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

And that is why I stopped reading that website. *shudders*

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Good. Sanity is its own reward.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

How you been doing? I take it Allah’s stern warning about staying on topic within the thread is being ignored. Hard to enforce I guess.

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

How exactly do you stay on topic on the QOTD since it’s basically an open thread?

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Very, very difficult for me to accept that you’re the same person who writes what you write on your site (your ID’s link) and then writes what you wrote earlier today on that Ann Coulter post. Remarkably split-perspectives.

Lourdes on March 15, 2012 at 12:06 AM

He didn’t write anything nasty about you on the Palin thread and you were asked by him to quote what he might have said that was so outrageous and you ran away.

sharrukin on March 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Allahpundit did on the other hand make it perfectly clear that dragging disagreement and feuds from one thread to another was a bannable offense. Watch for the hammer folks, watch for the hammer.

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

An illegal alien, a muslim and a communist walks into a bar.

The bartender says, “What can I get you Mr. President?”

RasThavas on March 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

Thread winner!

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Frankly my dear…but I repeat myself.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:09 AM

I’m quite sure you don’t give a ‘frankly, my dear’ about what I think, but those LDS folks are good people — what with all their tithing and mission work and such.

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Some of these days it become QOTG, “Quotes of the Gay”.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

better watch out! Ed doesn’t approve of smuckin’ butt sex comments

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:15 AM

MontanaMmmm on March 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Thumbs up..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2012 at 12:16 AM

An illegal alien, a muslim and a communist walks into a bar.

The bartender says, “What can I get you Mr. President?”

RasThavas on March 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

And Mr. President replies: “Something Saudi or Iranian, Mr. Soros.”

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:16 AM

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM

I would have never made in this country without the internet. I also have access to LexisNexis through my job.

JPeterman on March 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM

If you’re swimming in a creek,
And an eel bites your cheek-That’s A MORAY!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM

what with all their tithing and mission work and such.

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:15 AM

That isn’t what makes Mormons good people, what makes them good decent people is their moral and ethical values, and their commitment to family, community and country.

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM

it does indeed :) and pineapple upside down – even though Moochelle wouldn’t approve. It’s not cheeseburgers is the problem.

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Awesome! When? HotAir convention at DHChron’s Estate!!! Whoo Hooo!

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM

but if you ever want to visit my 1000 acre estate and shoot some guns, you’re always welcome :)

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Ooooh ooooh, pick me, pick me. We plinking or hunting?

Vince on March 15, 2012 at 12:18 AM

I’m quite sure you don’t give a ‘frankly, my dear’ about what I think, but those LDS folks are good people — what with all their tithing and mission work and such.

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:15 AM

I actually care about what you think more than what some random Mormons think who would misinterpret a joke having to do with Morons.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:18 AM

How you been doing? I take it Allah’s stern warning about staying on topic within the thread is being ignored. Hard to enforce I guess.

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I’m fab. Eating like a freaking king while I can still afford to. Enjoying 4 days off from work. Thought about camping, but I have too many projects going right now, most importantly getting my SKS working.

What’s up with you?

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:18 AM

It’s not cheeseburgers is the problem.

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Make mine a nothingburger with cheese.

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:18 AM

That isn’t what makes Mormons good people, what makes them good decent people is their moral and ethical values, and their commitment to family, community and country.

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM

That, too, but what I named demonstrates their commitment to living what they proclaim, rather than just talking about it.

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:19 AM

How exactly do you stay on topic on the QOTD since it’s basically an open thread?

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

I have no idea. alt asked him, he never responded. I’m gonna take Shadenfreude’s advice and just be myself around here. If I get it, I get. Just remember I’ll come back as C-less. ; )

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I would have never made in this country without the internet. I also have access to LexisNexis through my job.

JPeterman on March 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM

LexisNexis is sweet, but takes considerable practice to understand, it isn’t baby food in the information food chain.

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Hi twerp—lots of new faces on HA since I was here last year–broke my back in three places.

Hang in there Speaker Gingrich.

dragondrop on March 15, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Way back in the stone ages, when I was in college (the 80′s), we had the luxury of doing internet searches, BWAHAHAHAHA… OK, we had the luxury of paying a librarian to run searches for us. I’m pretty sure my librarian hated me…

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM

I don’t know where you attended college but “way back in the 80′s” when *I* was in college for the third time, I did my own searches using Medcom and a few others with respectively named ‘coms’ (one for Periodicals, one for something else, etc.).

Lourdes on March 15, 2012 at 12:20 AM

If you’re swimming in a creek,
And an eel bites your cheek-That’s A MORAY!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM

I’m posting that someplace else and I’M takin’ credit for it!

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Especially on a snoozer like this one.

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Then get it going!

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:20 AM

How you been doing? I take it Allah’s stern warning about staying on topic within the thread is being ignored. Hard to enforce I guess.
Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

How exactly do you stay on topic on the QOTD since it’s basically an open thread?
SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

I’m guessing that making small talk isn’t the problem. I suspect it’s more the ranting about this/ranting about that wild swings he’s looking to curtail.

whatcat on March 15, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Allahpundit did on the other hand make it perfectly clear that dragging disagreement and feuds from one thread to another was a bannable offense. Watch for the hammer folks, watch for the hammer.

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

True he did and thanks for the reminder.

sharrukin on March 15, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Good. Sanity is its own reward.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Ahhh. I wish there were a more efficient mechanism for allowing sarcasm to come through in the comments. You see, I almost never, ever read that site since it has become so transparently biased. However it is absurd (and consequently hilarious) to claim that the Hill could cause PTSD. See?

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I have no idea. alt asked him, he never responded. I’m gonna take Shadenfreude’s advice and just be myself around here. If I get it, I get. Just remember I’ll come back as C-less. ; )

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:19 AM

for some strange reason that reminds me off a goofy music joke.

OK, so why is an icy sidewalk just like a musical scale?

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I would have never made in this country without the internet. I also have access to LexisNexis through my job.

JPeterman on March 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM

LexisNexis is sweet, but takes considerable practice to understand, it isn’t baby food in the information food chain.

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:19 AM

LexisNexis was another one “way back in the 80′s” that I used but it doesn’t require much more effort than the input of a query, in my experience.

Lourdes on March 15, 2012 at 12:22 AM

PS..Here is my pick..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM

love that 1.

MontanaMmmm on March 15, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Gotta go to the gun store tomorrow and get some shorts. Big raccoon in the back yard at night. Wish I had a laser dot on my Ruger.

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:07 AM

…a little 410 is great for them…had 5 of them stacked in the same area last winter when it was below zero for several days. Kept coming in the garage through the dog run to eat the cat food I leave for the wild cats in the area. By the time I get in the garage and they start running to the woods – four of them dropped in the same spot in 3 nights. What I didn’t know….was that they can eat each other! I was looking at the pile the next night-and there was one feasting on the pile, and the bugger ducked behind the pile for my first shot!…word must have gotten out…only cats and dogs are allowed here. No problem since! (:>)

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:15 AM

There is a PBS movie about Mormons online. Just Google “The Mormons”.

A US jurisdiction actually put an “EXTERMINATE” order on them.

The show even gave the alternate views on polygamy. It used to be away of supporting orphans without the government?

That is a great photo of Newt.

A shame he will not get to debate our President.

Lincoln-Douglas.

IlikedAUH2O on March 15, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Then get it going!

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Look. I can post or I can watch videos. I can’t do both. This is a Kaypro and I’m on Windows 3.

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Awesome! When? HotAir convention at DHChron’s Estate!!! Whoo Hooo!

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Awesome! I thought you said I wasn’t funny and I’ve been accused of trolling by the HotAir masses.

I sure am generous to extend this invitation :) We’ll do it on Riverside…it’s my ranch on the Llano river – cool as smuckin’ heck.

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I actually care about what you think more than what some random Mormons think who would misinterpret a joke having to do with Morons.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:18 AM

LOL Riiiight.

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM

How you been doing? I take it Allah’s stern warning about staying on topic within the thread is being ignored. Hard to enforce I guess.

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Thanks for sharing that because I missed those stern warnings from AP, having not read the site as much or as often as I did a while ago.

But NOW I’m aware of those stern warnings. If I’ve erred earlier, all apologies, though now I’m aware.

Lourdes on March 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Ahhh. I wish there were a more efficient mechanism for allowing sarcasm to come through in the comments. You see, I almost never, ever read that site since it has become so transparently biased. However it is absurd (and consequently hilarious) to claim that the Hill could cause PTSD. See?

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Not any more than proposing TBI as a likely outcome.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Basically pretty good, just got back from a nice trip up thru KY, WV, MD. A little business mixed with a much needed portion of fun. Tornados and snow. Beautiful country we have. Think I’ll try to keep it. ; ) The Miss’s made up a killer gumbo and some pies and such. So I figure life is pretty darn good. You have any tunes. I mean since its an open thread and all : )

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM

dragondrop on March 15, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Welcome back. We had two ‘opens’ in…December I think.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Ed, you can’t defend your Sherrod apology because you were baited by the MFM narrative. Shameful.

My mommy keeps me in the basement though!!

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM

!

cynccook on March 14, 2012 at 11:37 PM

.
Yeah, I know! Nice Christian boy, how can he say that!

ExpressoBold on March 15, 2012 at 12:26 AM

I sure am generous to extend this invitation :) We’ll do it on Riverside…it’s my ranch on the Llano river – cool as smuckin’ heck.

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM

You really are generous, but is there a Mrs. Chron with whom you should clear it first? Trust me, Mrs.es hate surprises like that!

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Look. I can post or I can watch videos. I can’t do both. This is a Kaypro and I’m on Windows 3.

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Save up for an Osborne mang!

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:27 AM

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Um, I’m in the city limits and a subdivision. .410 ain’t gonna be good. Otherwise, I’d let him have it with the AK.

IlikedAUH2O on March 15, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I think you want someone else. Personally, I couldn’t care less if the President’s a Mormon, Catholic, or anyone else that doesn’t fly planes into buildings.

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:28 AM

LOL Riiiight.

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I missed the point, but it’s a catchy tune!

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Hi twerp—lots of new faces on HA since I was here last year–broke my back in three places.

Hang in there Speaker Gingrich.

dragondrop on March 15, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Ouch! I hope you are recovering without any problems. Fall off a roof?

Vince on March 15, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Allahpundit did on the other hand make it perfectly clear that dragging disagreement and feuds from one thread to another was a bannable offense. Watch for the hammer folks, watch for the hammer.

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Just as I already wrote (earlier, just above), I missed any “bannable offense” “warnings” by Allahpundit, having not been reading this site too frequently in the last few months. But I respect the site, AP and Ed, and now that I’m aware of that, I’ll abide by their ‘warnings’.

Since you quoted one of my comments there, reason I’m now responding to what you wrote regards what I wrote.

Enough of this, but I’m still surprised at user duplicity. In general.

Lourdes on March 15, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Oh, good. Thought it was me.

katy the mean old lady on March 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM

.
Yes, it was very accurate …

ExpressoBold on March 15, 2012 at 12:30 AM

What the fraidys…

annoyinglittletwerp on March 15, 2012 at 12:30 AM

There might be some racist rocks on Riverside, but that’s Perry’s doing…I’ll never invite him again.

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Save up for an Osborne mang!

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Na, skip the Osborne and go straight for the Timex Sinclair zx81, now that my friend is some serious cutting edge technology.

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:31 AM

someone try to say sesede but spell it correctly…good luck

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Secede.

Let’s see what happens.

Gelsomina on March 15, 2012 at 12:31 AM

What if she wasn’t a Mormon?

Fallon on March 14, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Hehe, good one!

Who is John Galt on March 15, 2012 at 12:31 AM

you ran away.

sharrukin on March 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

No one ran away, didn’t happen.

And everyone ELSE can read for themselves who writes what and where, so enough of the third-party and third-rail third-post efforts to drag me into some sort of gossip vortex.

I appreciate this site and work very hard to ignore the attacks, accusations and oftentimes imbalanced name-calling by some. But all in all, the site is a good one for reporting the news. The trick is to let those nice people here know when you appreciate them and to try to step around the rest. I don’t always succeed at the latter.

Lourdes on March 15, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Basically pretty good, just got back from a nice trip up thru KY, WV, MD. A little business mixed with a much needed portion of fun. Tornados and snow. Beautiful country we have. Think I’ll try to keep it. ; ) The Miss’s made up a killer gumbo and some pies and such. So I figure life is pretty darn good. You have any tunes. I mean since its an open thread and all : )

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM

I have tunes galore!

Where did you visit in KY? I have family there and go to KY lakes all the time. It is most definitely a beautiful country. I plan on doing some hiking this spring and summer. Mostly midwest stuff…So. Ill., N. AR, maybe venture into CO. My bro and I are going to kayak the Catawba this fall.

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Ed…if you ever engage me again, use your smuckin’ brain.

and stop getting rid of your best writers…MadCon trumps anything you’ve ever written.

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Na, skip the Osborne and go straight for the Timex Sinclair zx81, now that my friend is some serious cutting edge technology.
SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I still have mine, sitting somewhere on a closet shelf. Cool little computer.

whatcat on March 15, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Timex Sinclair zx81

Oops, nope, mine is a zx80.

whatcat on March 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Lourdes on March 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM

He got mad at me and MadCon and a couple of others on the tolerate liberal thread. I was doing some hunting, ( Lanceman doesn’t approve, I know Lanceman.) MadCon well he was doing a little cursing. So in came Allah and Ed, actually Ed went first, then Allah. The gist was keep on topic, quit the cursing and watch how ya hunt. I already had been emailed about the hunting part before. So needless to say the breeze from that glorious hammer was a little unnerving. Any how I did help bag a couple, good day in my book. Maybe I’ll give it up. I just don’t like em. These two made death threats. I don’t like death threats. Oh well I guess I don’t need to heed Allahs warning anymore since no one else is. I try to be a relatively good poster. I don’t curse much except for heII and HeIIfire and I spell them with I’s so its really not even cursing. Kinda. I just like the hunt. You know helping them find the blessing they desire. Don’t hate me for it, please.

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM

I still have mine, sitting somewhere on a closet shelf. Cool little computer.

whatcat on March 15, 2012 at 12:34 AM

So, I’m not the only person in North America to have owned a zx81???

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Na, skip the Osborne and go straight for the Timex Sinclair zx81, now that my friend is some serious cutting edge technology.
SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I still have mine, sitting somewhere on a closet shelf. Cool little computer.

whatcat on March 15, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Have you guys read the Steven Levy book Hackers?

It chronicles the rise of the pc from the model railway club at MIT…thru phreaking…to the modern pc.

Great book.

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Not any more than proposing TBI as a likely outcome.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Ah. I was teasing you by speculating as to what had caused the level of your posts to decline between then and now. TBI, get it?

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:37 AM

You really are generous, but is there a Mrs. Chron with whom you should clear it first? Trust me, Mrs.es hate surprises like that!

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:27 AM

no Mrs. Chron :( I am gorgeous though :) if ya wanna go out

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Have you guys read the Steven Levy book Hackers?

It chronicles the rise of the pc from the model railway club at MIT…thru phreaking…to the modern pc.

Great book.

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:36 AM

I think I may have a copy of it laying around somewhere…

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I still have mine, sitting somewhere on a closet shelf. Cool little computer.
whatcat on March 15, 2012 at 12:34 AM

So, I’m not the only person in North America to have owned a zx81???
SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Nope. After re-checking, I see it is a 81, not an 80. Been awhile since I thought of it. But it’s sitting there along with some Commodores, CoCos and an oddball brand or two.

whatcat on March 15, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Sanity is its own reward.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Unless you’re talking Contract Law:

“Hahahaha! You can’t fool me. There ain’t no ‘Sanity Clause’.”
~Chico Marx

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 15, 2012 at 12:40 AM

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:33 AM

We were in Lexington. Its a nice small town. I liked it the folks there were real nice. You paddle? I built my wife a nice kayak for her b-day a couple back. I’m trying to gear up to build another one. I really enjoy the building. I used to paddle but I suffered an injury and had to give it up. That was hard. I like the adrenalin, a bit of a junkie that way, I guess.

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I just like the hunt. You know helping them find the blessing they desire. Don’t hate me for it, please.

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM

I don’t hate you, I don’t even know you, not here or elsewhere, never read comments from you before.

As I wrote earlier, I haven’t been reading this site for the last few months nor commenting only rarely up until the last few days, so…I missed anything such as you’re describing there.

Managing a website is not an easy task. I know from experience, it can easily turn even the nicest, most flexible person into the opposite and it’s very difficult in general, especially where commenting accounts are concerned.

Lourdes on March 15, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Let me add, as a PSA to everyone, that these endless squabbles in the comments requiring hall-monitor duty from Ed and me are becoming increasingly time-consuming and irritating. We’ve erred on the side of not banning people in the past but we may have reached the point where it’s time to send those packing who can’t stay on topic and can’t seem to avoid petty scraping with the same nemeses in every thread. I’m asking you now politely to knock it off with this nonsense and stick to political arguments. The more personal you get with each other, the more we’re going to have to start locking people out to solve the problem. We don’t have time to be hall monitors.

Allahpundit on March 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:41 AM

DHChron
Dude, it would probably be faster to bait ED on his threads, this continued baiting is only gonna get other commenter mad. You really don’t like Ed do ya.
Oh and by the way a did you get more property? /

angrymike on March 15, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I missed the point, but it’s a catchy tune!

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:28 AM

My point was that since you care absolutely nothing for what I think, it would be impossible for you to care less for what Mormons think. (Ergo: nothing from nothing leaves nothing. It is catchy, isn’t it. I also like this one. I usually only listen to classical or oldies radio because they don’t usually play anything offensive.) Is forcing me to explain my snarky comments your way of getting back at me for making them?

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Ah. I was teasing you by speculating as to what had caused the level of your posts to decline between then and now. TBI, get it?

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Well I just got sick of posting anywhere after Obama won.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Dire Straits on March 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Dire you never cease to amaze me. Nice!

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Nope. After re-checking, I see it is a 81, not an 80. Been awhile since I thought of it. But it’s sitting there along with some Commodores, CoCos and an oddball brand or two.

whatcat on March 15, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I’ve still got about a half a dozen or so skeletons laying around, but nothing older than an old x386. All of my really cool/weird old stuff is way long gone. Like my Kypro and my Apricot.

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Ol’ Lanceman don’t know what he gonna do. He loves jackin’ wit’ da trolls. Guess I’mma have to think a little more before I respond.

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:42 AM

The first thing I did when I landed in Tel Aviv(my first time traveling abroad) was take a picture of the payphone and send it in to 2600.

And it got published!

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Zombie Gingrich- Lurching To Tampa!

profitsbeard on March 15, 2012 at 12:43 AM

no Mrs. Chron :( I am gorgeous though :) if ya wanna go out

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:37 AM

It’s the modesty that I find most attractive, though. Yes, I’d love to go out with you. Can it be Chuck E. Cheese, though? The kids love it and DH doesn’t mind the pizza.

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:44 AM

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Any use for a software developer/marksman/CDL A on that estate?

:)

Who is John Galt on March 15, 2012 at 12:44 AM

What the fraidys…

annoyinglittletwerp on March 15, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Haha. Sockmuppets, good one.

SparkPlug on March 15, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Ol’ Lanceman don’t know what he gonna do. He loves jackin’ wit’ da trolls. Guess I’mma have to think a little more before I respond.

Lanceman on March 15, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Why? Just be yourself.

SparkPlug on March 15, 2012 at 12:45 AM

OK, so why is an icy sidewalk just like a musical scale?

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I have fallen behind. Why?

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Ah…the much vaunted ‘Einsteinian brilliance’ I’ve heard so much about. So, what happened in the meantime? TBI?

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM

.
You’re in good form this morning!

ExpressoBold on March 15, 2012 at 12:46 AM

My point was that since you care absolutely nothing for what I think, it would be impossible for you to care less for what Mormons think. (Ergo: nothing from nothing leaves nothing. It is catchy, isn’t it. I also like this one. I usually only listen to classical or oldies radio because they don’t usually play anything offensive.) Is forcing me to explain my snarky comments your way of getting back at me for making them?

cynccook on March 15, 2012 at 12:42 AM

I like that I too, but I’ve heard it many times before.

As for whether I care what you think, I do, but you like self-created drama and imagine things that are not there. Even the “Frankly” comments are about what some anonymous posters would think, not you.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 12:46 AM

My bro and I are going to kayak the Catawba this fall.

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Sweet! Which stretch?

Who is John Galt on March 15, 2012 at 12:46 AM

We were in Lexington. Its a nice small town. I liked it the folks there were real nice. You paddle? I built my wife a nice kayak for her b-day a couple back. I’m trying to gear up to build another one. I really enjoy the building. I used to paddle but I suffered an injury and had to give it up. That was hard. I like the adrenalin, a bit of a junkie that way, I guess.

Bmore on March 15, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I haven’t spent any time in Lexington, despite driving thru many times on my way to NC.

Not much of a paddler. I do canoe here in MO, but that is more of a party than a serious outdoors endeavor. I’d like to get more into the outdoors life though. I just recently joined the hammock camping world. I haven’t slept in a bed in over 30 days.

It’s pretty insane!

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:46 AM

DHChron
Dude, it would probably be faster to bait ED on his threads, this continued baiting is only gonna get other commenter mad. You really don’t like Ed do ya.
Oh and by the way a did you get more property? /

angrymike on March 15, 2012 at 12:41 AM

good thinking Mike! I like Ed fine, he just pissed me off with the retarded mom’s basement crap. Can you say Liberal Ed? I didn’t get more property, I just have three ranches…400 acres, 300 acres, and 300 right on the Llano. Plus my kill room of course!

DHChron on March 15, 2012 at 12:47 AM

The first thing I did when I landed in Tel Aviv(my first time traveling abroad) was take a picture of the payphone and send it in to 2600.

And it got published!

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:42 AM

So how long have you been time traveling? Hmmm, is that even a legitimate question? Can you ask a time traveler how long they have been time traveling? Wouldn’t that be a rhetorical double negative paradox?

SWalker on March 15, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Sweet! Which stretch?

Who is John Galt on March 15, 2012 at 12:46 AM

The stretch that crosses from NC into SC.

It will be a two night, three day paddle. Can’t wait!

tom daschle concerned on March 15, 2012 at 12:48 AM

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