Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on April 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

“That sound you hear? It’s the fat lady singing.

“For the umpteenth time in the Republican presidential primary race, Mitt Romney defeated Rick Santorum in a major Midwestern swing state — a win that effectively forecloses any chance that the former Massachusetts governor might not be the GOP nominee in the fall…

“‘Maybe it’s time to get going,’ Romney said in an interview with conservative talk show host Sean Hannity on Tuesday. ‘This is time for us to start focusing on [President Obama] rather than standing and focusing on one another in these primary contests.’”

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“In a move that shows Republicans are coalescing around the party’s front-runner, Mitt Romney plans to begin raising money jointly with the Republican National Committee this week as both the candidate and the GOP brace for an expensive general-election fight against President Barack Obama.

“The arrangement will allow top donors to write checks as large as $75,000 per person, by giving to party organizations in addition to the campaign. That’s far more than the $2,500 ceiling that applies to individual donations to a presidential candidate for the fall election.

“The move reflects a general clamor within the party to begin amassing the funds needed to compete with Mr. Obama’s fundraising operation, Romney and RNC advisers said. “Our donors are ready to mobilize for November,” said Andrea Saul, a Romney spokesperson. For the Republican nominee to be able to compete with the president’s re-election effort, ‘they need to get started now.’”

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“Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod mocked GOP front-runner Mitt Romney’s economic policies on Tuesday, saying his ideas were from a ‘time warp.’

“‘He must watch ‘Mad Men’ and think it’s the evening news,’ said Axelrod on ‘CBS This Morning,’ referring to the popular drama set in the 1960s.

“Axelrod accused Romney of being ‘oblivious to the experiences of everyday people.’”

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“Aides continue to debate whether they should seize even tighter control of the former Massachusetts governor or yield to the push by some advisers to ‘let Romney be Romney’ — but they have yet to crack the code. ‘They haven’t been able to grapple with the central issue and central challenge they face as a campaign,’ one Romney adviser lamented. ‘In the absence of a candidate who has any poetry — who has any ability to connect on an emotional level — how do you create a bond?’…

“The operative said the campaign had become overprotective of Romney. ‘It’s part of the ‘We’ve got to keep him locked in a box’ thing. You know, at a certain point, the narrative feeds the narrative, right? So if you keep him locked in the box, then people say, ‘Well, that’s why they’ve got to keep him locked in the box,’ and it’s a giant mistake. He’s a really smart person. You can have a conversation with him, and he’s going to say some things that are going to make you cringe, but he’s going to say some things that sound pretty smart, and you’ve got to be able to take the risk.’”

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“What’s interesting about Romney and his supporters is that, despite his conservative rhetoric, moderates and country club conservatives continue to support his candidacy.

“Think about it. Romney, who stresses his opposition to abortion, talks tough on immigration and rules out a tax increase even to help cut the deficit, continues to get the support of pragmatic conservatives who reject former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s ideological rigidity, thought Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) was too conservative and viewed Texas Gov. Rick Perry as a bomb thrower…

Romney’s great asset is that these voters figure he is merely pandering to evangelicals and the most conservative element of the GOP when he talks about cultural issues, immigration and taxes.

“The bottom line, of course, is that nobody — not his critics and not his allies — really believes Mitt Romney.”

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“Mitt can’t fake it. He stinks at politicking. But then again, so did many others who would later succeed at governing. If Boston wants their candidate to humanize himself, maybe they should just let him admit that fact and stop trying to stuff himself into a suit that doesn’t fit…

“Mitt Romney should then just admit the sad truth. He’s stiff. He’s boring. He looks plain uncomfortable every time he tries to be cool. And despite what the love of his life may believe, he has never been the life of any party. But he may be the only leader on the national stage who has what it takes to fix an economy that’s deep in debt, bleeding jobs by the year and suffering through 30 years of decline.

“Now is not the time to tell jokes. Now is the time to lead. So Mitt Romney, lead. And leave the bad jokes to Jay Leno.”

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“With his sweep of the Wisconsin and Maryland primaries, Mitt Romney has finally secured the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. That is no small feat, given the realities of the modern Republican Party.

“But he did so without sketching out any design of what a new social model might look like. Indeed, Mr. Romney seemed to stand aside from the most urgent political and policy question of our time — what comes next — and instead bored us to tears with reassurances that America would be great again if only we elected him to its highest office.

“The key to a Romney victory is not to defeat President Obama; that would be a byproduct. The key is to make the case that the Blue Social Model is truly dead, that a new model is urgently needed and to present the first rough draft of what the new model might look like. Points one and two are an open-and-shut case. Point three is much riskier, obviously, but will (over time and with repetition) sharpen the points of difference. Vote for Obama and surely sink. Vote for Romney and at least there’s hope.

“Mr. Romney will never run his campaign along these lines. He and his team will Etch A Sketch as they go; energy today, bomb Iran tomorrow, whatever gets them through the next news cycle.”

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Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:38 PM

This seems to be happening a lot lately and I don’t think I understand the new rules. People disappearing with no notice and we have no idea what their “crime” is. Off thread? BFD! It sure use to take more than that. Do they read the QOTD?

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Are you talking about the one where he took canopfor to task? I’m really bummed.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Then write to tips@hotair.com and ask for them to give good and loyal canopfor a break. He’s been doing this from day one. If he promises not to any more, he deserves to be back.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:26 PM

OH Oh! I’ve been busy snipping at the trolls like they snip…and have been busy at work…so didn’t get to peak much at the threads…WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY CANUCK??????….I missed alot of threads…it’s gonna take time…please shortcut for me!!!!!!!!!!!

KOOLAID2 on April 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM

cynccook on April 3, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Economics and Liberals

Oil and Water

kjl291 on April 3, 2012 at 11:44 PM

minnesoter on April 3, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Well….you may be on to something.

Bishop on April 3, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Forgive my ignorance, but being placed in moderation isn’t the same thing as being ban-hammered, is it? More like purgatory? You get out eventually? Possibly right after an email discussion?

de rigueur on April 3, 2012 at 11:37 PM

You’re not ignorant, my Baudelairean friend. Still, support will do the trick. canopfor is worth it. He’s more U.S. American than millions in the land.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:44 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM

He was put into ‘moderation’ because he keeps going OT on non-QOTD threads.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2012 at 11:44 PM

d1carter on April 3, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Let’s hope that they are not going to screw up the movie remake like Tim Burton seems to have done with this classic..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I just did a hat in hands email…asking for a warning. It is HA’s call but I just want them to know we want it to be resolved if possible…

d1carter on April 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

When fighting off Cubans and Spetsnaz you need to be both remotely located and mobile, bunkers are too static.

Bishop on April 3, 2012 at 11:40 PM

I would argue the same for a zombie attack; or at least have the option of moving. Unless your bunker is completely physically inaccessible from Zeds, that is, but good luck finding that kind of a location.

MelonCollie on April 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM

The short of it, afer years and years, they finally found the poor chap out. He posts O/T links, eh, the good Canadian.

Now he’s in moderation. Send note to ‘free’ him.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:46 PM

minnesoter on April 3, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Nonsense.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:46 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2012 at 11:38 PM

I thought you were gonna’ keep that to yourself.

How close a relation are you to chudi?

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM

It does seem like an innocuous crime, especially when you see the comments which appear in your average 800+ Palin thread.

Bishop on April 3, 2012 at 11:46 PM

This seems to be happening a lot lately and I don’t think I understand the new rules. People disappearing with no notice and we have no idea what their “crime” is. Off thread? BFD! It sure use to take more than that. Do they read the QOTD?

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM

AP was reading the night he spanked me and Lanceman because he posted in the QOTD thread. But then I see people committing the same crime we committed, and not a word is said.

JPeterman on April 3, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Do they read the QOTD?

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Here’s hoping that they have way better things to do. I don’t think they have shrinks on their staff :)

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:47 PM

d1carter on April 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I know that canopfor appreciates that.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:48 PM

But then I see people committing the same crime we committed, and not a word is said.

JPeterman on April 3, 2012 at 11:47 PM

They can’t possibly monitor all the time, nor should they. It doesn’t mean much.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:48 PM

When fighting off Cubans and Spetsnaz you need to be both remotely located and mobile, bunkers are too static.

Bishop on April 3, 2012 at 11:40 PM

I would argue the same for a zombie attack; or at least have the option of moving. Unless your bunker is completely physically inaccessible from Zeds, that is, but good luck finding that kind of a location.

MelonCollie on April 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Ohh, I have both! I’m on a hill surrounded by a moat and 58 acres that actually has a bunker too.

I’m set for zombies, cubans, chinese, and liberal progressive socialists!

Wolfmoon on April 3, 2012 at 11:48 PM

liberal4life on April 3, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Devoted Obama supporter.

a capella on April 3, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Economics and Liberals

Oil and Water

kjl291 on April 3, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I know but it gives me pleasure to imagine the look of consternation on her face as she struggles to make sense of it, anyway. ;-D

O/T: When predator was banned and then re-instated, Ed told him that he would be ‘gratified’ to know of all the emails they received asking for the ban to be lifted.

cynccook on April 3, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Kataklysmic on April 3, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Regular joes can’t do that. That is a presidential privilege

liberal4life on April 3, 2012 at 11:21 PM

….Kataklysmic…this one can’t even be a juvenile…juvies aren’t this stupid!

KOOLAID2 on April 3, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Bishop on April 3, 2012 at 11:40 PM

lolz..I hear you..:)

PS..Wolverines!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 11:50 PM

A water tower with a zip line, that’s the way to do a zombie “bunker”. Sadly my township refused my request to erect a water tower, so I had to dig instead.

Bishop on April 3, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Devoted Obama supporter.

a capella on April 3, 2012 at 11:49 PM

O/T…

That can’t be played enough…and far and wide…

Stupid people…

Electrongod on April 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM

….Kataklysmic…this one can’t even be a juvenile…juvies aren’t this stupid!

KOOLAID2 on April 3, 2012 at 11:50 PM

All you need to know is that she graduated from Rutgers.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Bishop on April 3, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I’ve caught myself being less than an asset and stopped replying to some folks, but you’re right those threads are always the SOS different day.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:47 PM

But it’s harmless crazy!

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM

My e-mail just got sent.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2012 at 11:52 PM

My e-mail just got sent.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Thanks…

Electrongod on April 3, 2012 at 11:52 PM

It does seem like an innocuous crime, especially when you see the comments which appear in your average 800+ Palin thread.

Bishop on April 3, 2012 at 11:46 PM

+ 100..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I just checked my email to make sure I hadn’t p/o the powers that be.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM

cynccook on April 3, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Indeed. Thank you.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM

AP was reading the night he spanked me and Lanceman because he posted in the QOTD thread. But then I see people committing the same crime we committed, and not a word is said.

JPeterman on April 3, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I’m sure that someone tattled to Allah that night. No big mystery as to whom. Even so, remember that he has invited canopfor to ‘discuss it’ with him. There have been plenty of occasions where Allah and Ed have just summarily banned a person and not even considered discussing it with them. Allah and Ed are good guys but they can’t just selectively enforce the terms of use; it would seem like they are playing favorites.

cynccook on April 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Bwhahahahahaha! You owe me a keyboard kook.

Uppereastside on April 3, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I don’t know what a keyboard kook is, but we can probably add that to the long list of things that you are not owed, by anyone.

Dirt McGirt on April 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Electrongod on April 3, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I’ve been here longer than some of the mods. Hope that counts for something.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2012 at 11:54 PM

This seems to be happening a lot lately and I don’t think I understand the new rules. People disappearing with no notice and we have no idea what their “crime” is. Off thread? BFD! It sure use to take more than that. Do they read the QOTD?

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I don’t know for sure, but this sounds reasonable to me.

Hot Air has a reputation. Do you think you could go to someplace like Kos or DU and say the sort of things liberals say here and not get dog-piled then banned? No. So, if the moderators want to rid themselves of some commenters who are repugnant, odious, and/or retarded (i.e. liberal) they have to be evenhanded about it. So… first they warn and ban a few of the commenters doing things that are against the rules, then let them back, then WHACK!!!… some of the liberals are removed. Hot Air maintains its good reputation and the place doesn’t smell so bad.

jaime on April 3, 2012 at 11:54 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM

He was put into ‘moderation’ because he keeps going OT on non-QOTD threads.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2012 at 11:44 PM

….SO WHAT? LOOK AT HOW THEY LET THESE TROLLS START OUT THEIR THREADS!!!!!!MOST OF THE TIME…DIVERTING THE TOPIC!!!!!
CANADA!
CANADA!
CANADA!
CANADA!
CANADA!
CANADA!
CANADA!
CANADA!…

KOOLAID2 on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Well,I think I’m back in action!

canopfor on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

JPeterman on April 3, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I have never figured out what you two desperadoes did. This is what I mean, I am either missing a lot of stuff or I’m fuzzy on what constitutes an infraction. It use to be really obvious what was ban worthy.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Well,I think I’m back in action!

canopfor on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

MY e-mail saved you.
I knew it!
*hug*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I just checked my email to make sure I hadn’t p/o the powers that be.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I have done it twice myself..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I don’t know what a keyboard kook is, but we can probably add that to the long list of things that you are not owed, by anyone.

Dirt McGirt on April 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM

She can have my keyboard kook when they pry it from my cold, dead hands…

cynccook on April 3, 2012 at 11:57 PM

The short of it, afer years and years, they finally found the poor chap out. He posts O/T links, eh, the good Canadian.

Now he’s in moderation. Send note to ‘free’ him.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I did my bit in support of canopfor. I find his contributions delightful, and he keeps us informed when we get too deep into the weeds.

onlineanalyst on April 3, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Well,I think I’m back in action!

canopfor on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Whoo Hoo!!!

JPeterman on April 3, 2012 at 11:57 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2012 at 11:44 PM

What are the first words in the headline of that thread? Open Thread. In red no less.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:57 PM

How did it turn out for the last guy Gene Simmons endorsed? Why does this philandering drug addict opinion even matter? ONLY ON FOX, ANYBODY WITH ANYTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT OBAMA IS GIVEN A PLATFORM, WHAT A DISGRACE OF A USELESS GOP CHANNEL

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 3, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Some friendly advice. You really need to drink more coffee.

And put on another layer of makeup, will ya?

Del Dolemonte on April 3, 2012 at 11:57 PM

canopfor on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Good on ya!

Now, let’s talk some Romney stuff…

d1carter on April 3, 2012 at 11:57 PM

There needs to be a snarky tag tag line.

Free canopfor the canuck

or

I am canopfor

or

canopfor; all the news that’s fit to clickfor

or something even better.

Y’all hash it out, I’m goin’ to bed.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Well,I think I’m back in action!

canopfor on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

That is reall GREAT NEWS!!!..:):):)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I had a comment removed from a thread last fall. I didn’t get a warning but the removal itself was an obvious ‘hint’.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Speaking of off-topic…

Some music to sit by the pool and do some people-watching.

jaime on April 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

canopfor on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Excellent!

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I’ll wait, I am sure it is a misunderstanding.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I certainly hope so. I’ve seen th most vile things here lately and they are allowed to stan. Now Allah goes after CANOPFOR!!!

Strange thngs are happening here. I have yet to see any explanation for no OOTW and OOTD. Now this. Bull.

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Well,I think I’m back in action!

canopfor on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Have some cake, my dear old Canadian friend! :-)

cynccook on April 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Well,I think I’m back in action!

canopfor on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

RETIRE THAT EXTRA MONITOR…STAT..

Nice to have you back…friend.

Electrongod on April 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

jaime on April 3, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Flawed logic:

1. It is not in HA’s interest to ban lefties. Let’s not call them liberal because they are anything but truly liberal. They provide an enormous amount of HA Capitalism, to their own chagrin.

2. HA is a site which believes in the 1st Amendment, so long as the house rules are respected.

3. Eveyone has reached the edge, now and then.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

I don’t know what a keyboard kook is, but we can probably add that to the long list of things that you are not owed, by anyone.

Dirt McGirt on April 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM

rofl..That is hilarious!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I don’t know if that would work for me, half the time I forget what I said and where I said it.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Ok, not everyone tried to reach the edge.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Whew,I dodged a Ban_Hammer Airstrike,so guys,
I thank everyone involved,I must stay on topic,
and no more linkys,which curbs ny style,again,
Thanks Everyone,and Thank-You once again Allah
Pundit!

I’m rattled,I will talk to everyone tomorrow,

Good Night H/A:)

canopfor on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Well,I think I’m back in action!

canopfor on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Another North American diplomatic success.

SlaveDog on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I’m not even an asset, they allow me to keep posting because when society collapses there will be a need for a safe haven with shag carpet, and I’ve got the best there is.

Bishop on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I have never figured out what you two desperadoes did. This is what I mean, I am either missing a lot of stuff or I’m fuzzy on what constitutes an infraction. It use to be really obvious what was ban worthy.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Desperado? I love it!!! I guess that’s better than Comrade Peterman!

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

OT: I’m sitting here, reading some of Monday’s WSJ…and gazing @ a photo of Eric Cantor.
That is one good-lookin’ Joooo boy.
Meee-ow!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

No, the problem is that Hot Air has become social chat room. Newbies take a look around and say, I’m outta here. Just a bunch of old drinking buddies and assorted lonely hearts passing time.

minnesoter on April 3, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Not all of them do. Some of them hang around on the fringes and bellyache, without showing much more intellectual heft than liberal4life. Play ‘em if you got them. Dazzle us. .

a capella on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Well,I think I’m back in action!

canopfor on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

That is really GREAT NEWS!!!..:):):)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Fixed!..:)

Dire Straits on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

canopfor on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Airplane freak, I guess my banning attempt against you didn’t pan out.

Bishop on April 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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Part of the “Terms of Use.”

Vince on April 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

As much as I hate meeting, I think we need one for clarification. Maybe when Mr. Morrissey gets back.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ED!! Dang is 12:01! Yesterday!!!

Cindy Munford on April 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Well,I think I’m back in action!

canopfor on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Yeah!!!

Now, behave yourself, eh :)

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM

“Mitt can’t fake it. He stinks at politicking. But then again, so did many others who would later succeed at governing…”

Ya know? I think this finally puts it together, (for me anyway) That this is the biggest difference between Romney and Obama. Those who say they are similar, are missing out on this dynamic.

Obama = Good orator, and campaigner, but terrible governor/leader.

Romney = Robotic speeches, and terrible campaigner, but history has shown great in managing/governing.

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on April 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Good Night H/A:)

canopfor on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

O/T…

Good night…

Electrongod on April 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Well,I think I’m back in action!

canopfor on April 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

That is very good news, and glad to hear it. Thank you, Allahpundit. And, um, Wotan…

de rigueur on April 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM

canopfor on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Good to see ya back…I may take a HA vacation myself..?

d1carter on April 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Did you indelicately equate PBHO to Robert Mugabe…or…OR…did you profess to being a Red Dawn fantasist? Because either of those will get you in trouble every time. Not that I would know.
Bishop on April 3, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I wonder what is wrong with me.
As close as I skirt the edges, I’ve never gotten even a warning note.

Is there a secret “ignore” button here, and nearly everyone press it for me, including the admins?? Sure, four, five years ago they would have let me get away with some stuff because I was a halfway decent commentator, but since McCain got the nomination, all I do is snark, and am hardly a valued asset anymore.

Yesterday I really should have gotten the boot, but not a peep did I hear about my bad behavior. Yet canopfor gets in trouble for so much less.? That ain’t right.

(Now watch me get banned for this one )

LegendHasIt on April 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM

canopfor, and make sure you have your shirt on, and your shoes, when you comment here, you rascal.

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Who has more personality? A brick wall or Willard?

I will say a brick wall

liberal4life on April 3, 2012 at 11:03 PM

are you really going to invite comparisons between yourself and a living humans personality?

ain’t that tough for you to have one without shame, guilt or any semblance of a conscience? Mr. I R Baring Torches towards the Supreme Court…

Try some basic humility first, a little empathy.. some emotion other than rank drooling sycophancy towards the “Won”… something human,.. and less insect like,..

mark81150 on April 4, 2012 at 12:03 AM

I’m not even an asset, they allow me to keep posting because when society collapses there will be a need for a safe haven with shag carpet, and I’ve got the best there is.

Bishop on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I can throw in a bean bag chair and a Lava Lamp!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 4, 2012 at 12:03 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ED!! Dang is 12:01! Yesterday!!!

Cindy Munford on April 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I wrote on his FB: ‘Sympathies on entering the last year of your 40′s’.
From me he expected maybe hearts and flowers?
*channeling Jewish mother*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 12:03 AM

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Desperado has a nice ring to it.

Cindy Munford on April 4, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Yeah, it was just my little joke. I’m not taking it as seriously as you are.

jaime on April 4, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I’m not even an asset, they allow me to keep posting because when society collapses there will be a need for a safe haven with shag carpet, and I’ve got the best there is.

Bishop on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I get the top bunk!

cynccook on April 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

We are most grateful to have the Canadian pipeline back again. Thank you, AllahP!

onlineanalyst on April 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

(Now watch me get banned for this one )

LegendHasIt on April 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Better not. HA w/b without one Legend, and that much poorer for it.

Also, you are still a great commenter, or “commentator”, as you say.

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Buckley Rule yet??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on April 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I had a comment removed from a thread last fall. I didn’t get a warning but the removal itself was an obvious ‘hint’.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

You haven’t truly lived until the little email notification arrives informing you that moderation has kicked in and further missteps will result in being sent forever to the digital version of Devil’s Island.

I keep mine, beautifully formatted and framed, over the bunker door right next to a lever action Winche….OH NO…you won’t get me again.

Bishop on April 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM

canopfor on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

You have all the style we need, no links necessary. Relax and sweet dreams.

Cindy Munford on April 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I’m not even an asset, they allow me to keep posting because when society collapses there will be a need for a safe haven with shag carpet, and I’ve got the best there is.

Bishop on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

If you don’t have a disco ball, it’s not happening.

SlaveDog on April 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

HUGE TURNOUT IN WISCONSIN PRIMARY NIGHT IN WI, MD, DC
DEVELOPING: WISCONSIN PRIMARY TURNOUT BLOWOUT- 51% INCREASE (AND COUNTING) OVER 2008 TOTAL (THEN 402,699)- CURRENT TOTAL: >616,000 VOTES

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/328109.php

Dirt McGirt on April 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Lots of Off Topics being posted here…

What was the topic…
Oh yeah…

Etch-A-Sketch..

Electrongod on April 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

You haven’t truly lived until the little email notification arrives informing you that moderation has kicked in and further missteps will result in being sent forever to the digital version of Devil’s Island.

I keep mine, beautifully formatted and framed, over the bunker door right next to a lever action Winche….OH NO…you won’t get me again.

Bishop on April 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Allah remains anonymous so we can’t storm the walls of his castle with our torches and pointy sticks, I think.

cynccook on April 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:56 PM

They both did nothing other than point in the direction of something that was available, to the world, to all who could see/read already.

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Bishop on April 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Last fall I BEGGED them to ban me-but they wouldn’t.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 12:08 AM

I just checked my email to make sure I hadn’t p/o the powers that be.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM

…well…I’d have to read from afar again…and get my little bit of joy when I get to vote on Sunday…so I can feel involved. But what will be left? Trolls that pop up every once in a while to destroy a thread, knowing they will be banned…but it was part of the plan to destroy what was here. The only time lately when I learn from some debate…is when some of you go at it when the trolls aren’t aware…then I sit in the bleachers and watch! Predator? The Canuck?…Slapping Mr. Rogers and his friend from the ‘beautiful neighborhood’…and letting these Keith O’s and Bill Maher’s pooh all over this street? Wow! It’s getting stupid!

KOOLAID2 on April 4, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Run over to the Open Primary thread and check out the 10:22 post..You will know which one..

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Huh. I was wondering if canopfor was going to get called out on that last week.

John the Libertarian on April 4, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Etch-A-Sketch..

Electrongod on April 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I’m down as long as we can use that Etch-A-Sketch to make a lovely picture of the Obamas packing up and moving out in January.

cynccook on April 4, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Bishop on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I’m kind of the mascot of this place.
Only meanies ban their mascot.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Another North American diplomatic success.

SlaveDog on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

In the meanwhile the U.N. sent computers to N. Korea.

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I’m kind of the mascot of this place.
Only meanies ban their mascot.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 12:09 AM

And only beanies man their ascot. Okay — I had coffee today. It really works!

cynccook on April 4, 2012 at 12:11 AM

John the Libertarian on April 4, 2012 at 12:09 AM

He got called out..But thankfully he is now back in HA fold!!..Glad that is over!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 4, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Please don’t ban canopfor. I think I will cry if he gets banned.

Now I would like to point out that both Ed and Allah are super professionals whose talents for analysis are demonstrated here everyday. In fact I don’t know of any bloggers in our sphere that are as dedicated (Ok Malkin too). I am convinced they (Ed and Allah) will exercise sound judgement in clearing up any misunderstanding and our trusted patriot from Canada will be posting here well after I myself get canned for stupidity, should that unpleasant event ever happen. I hope not.

SparkPlug on April 4, 2012 at 12:12 AM

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