Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on April 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

“The president’s preemptive attack on the court was in direct reaction to Obamacare’s three days of oral argument. It was a shock. After years of contemptuously dismissing the very idea of a legal challenge, Democrats suddenly realized there actually is a serious constitutional argument to be made against Obamacare — and they are losing it.

“Here were highly sophisticated conservative thinkers — lawyers and justices — making the case for limited government, and liberals weren’t even prepared for the obvious constitutional question: If Congress can force the individual into a private contract by authority of the commerce clause, what can it not force the individual to do? Without a limiting principle, the central premise of our constitutional system — a government of enumerated powers — evaporates. What, then, is the limiting principle?…

“Democrats are reeling. Obama was so taken aback, he hasn’t even drawn up contingency plans should his cherished reform be struck down. Liberals still cannot grasp what’s happened — the mild revival of constitutionalism in a country they’ve grown so used to ordering about regardless. When asked about Obamacare’s constitutionality, Nancy Pelosi famously replied: ‘Are you serious?’ She was genuinely puzzled.

“As was Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.). As Michael Barone notes, when Hare was similarly challenged at a 2010 town hall, he replied: ‘I don’t worry about the Constitution.’ Hare is now retired, having been shortly thereafter defeated for reelection by the more constitutionally attuned owner of an East Moline pizza shop.”

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“Is Obama’s reference to ‘unelected’ justices an ‘attack’? If so, it’s pretty tame stuff indeed. Obama is characterizing the conservative line that that judicial activism by unelected judges is a bad thing, and arguing that overturning Obamacare would be an example of what conservatives themselves decry. Obama is mainly making an argument about legal precedent here — he’s pointing out that historically, the court has deferred to Congress as a democratically-elected institution in deciding whether to overturn laws, and saying he hopes the Court does the same again.

“I’m not defending Obama’s claim that overturning the law would be ‘unprecedented’ — it wouldn’t — but as ‘attacks’ go, this is pretty weak sauce. And it’s a bit surprising to hear so much whining about it, given the attacks on ‘activist’ judges conservatives have waged for years.

“If you really want to hear an ‘attack’ on the court, go check out F.D.R.’s 1937 address, in which he accused the Court of wanting to banish the nation to a ‘No-Man’s Land of final futility.’ Or check out his Fireside Chat about his court-packing scheme, in which he warned that it was time to “save the Constitution from the Court’ and accused the courts of operating in ‘direct contradiction of the high purposes of the framers of the Constitution.’”

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“Just about every player in connection with the President’s remarks about the Supreme Court seem to me to be acting oddly or imprudently.

“What a terrible idea for the President to charge the Supreme Court with an ‘unprecedented, extraordinary step’ of judicial activism if it strikes down parts of the health care law. It was not a bad idea because it constituted bullying of the Court. It was a bad idea – at least from the President’s perspective – because it makes it harder for the Justices to rule in favor of the President’s position. After his very public criticism, a vote to uphold the law by the Justices who sharply questioned the law at oral argument will invariably be seen as cowing to the President – an appearance, I am confident, the Justices very much want to avoid. In other words, by questioning the Justice’s independence, the President made it harder for the Justices whose votes he needs to act in his favor. That, I suspect, is why the President has tried to walk back his remarks…

“And how silly for the Fifth Circuit panel to ask the Justice Department to brief whether the Obama Administration believes that courts have the right to strike down a federal law. It is obvious that the President and DOJ believe courts have that power. And in any event that power in no way depends on the beliefs of the President or DOJ. The request for an answer on the question, based on a presidential remark not at issue in the case, seems like a political intrusion by the court into a political debate.”

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“As a brilliant constitutional lawyer deeply devoted to the rule of law, [Obama] has nothing but respect for the critical function that judicial review performs in preserving the American system of constitutional government. Efforts to divine a contrary theory in his remarks were strained at the outset and have grown only more untenable.

“The ‘unprecedented, extraordinary’ step he noted the justices would be taking if they were to overturn the Affordable Care Act was, of course, not the step of exercising judicial review, as the court has done ever since Marbury v. Madison in 1803, but the step of second-guessing congressional judgments about how best to regulate a vast segment of the national economy. No one in the world — certainly none of the justices — can have been surprised to learn that Obama believes his signature domestic achievement fully complies with the Constitution and ought to be upheld — or that the Supreme Court has a decades-old tradition of treading lightly when major regulations of interstate commerce come before it…

There was no disrespect in the president’s entirely correct observation that precedent and historical practice alike would lead a suitably cautious court to uphold rather than overturn his signature first-term achievement in providing health insurance to millions of Americans. The fact that health care reform has represented a pressing issue for the nation over the course of a century would indeed make a decision to strike down the law all the more jarring. But the notion that the president’s recognition of that fact somehow crossed the Rubicon in our separation of powers by seeking to diminish the court’s independence is patently absurd.”

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“If the president was so concerned about a court overturning a duly constituted law passed by a democratically elected Congress, why was he urging a small group of unelected judges to strike down DOMA, a measure that won passage by a far greater margin than Obamacare?

“The answer is, of course, that the administration is making a political argument for its positions, not a legal one. And perhaps counterproductively, the president’s decision to bring up Obamacare’s history in Congress could end up reminding the public of the tangled circumstances of its passage. Even with a huge majority in the House, Democrats barely passed the bill in the face of bipartisan opposition. And in the Senate, Obamacare succeeded as the result of a set of freakish circumstances that allowed Democrats to pass an unpopular measure into law.

“Those circumstances included the wrongful prosecution of a Republican senator (Ted Stevens), resulting in his seat going to a Democrat; the defection of another Republican senator (Arlen Specter) to the Democrats; and a change in one state’s laws (Massachusetts) to allow a Democratic governor to immediately appoint a Democrat to succeed the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and give the Senate a 60-vote Democratic supermajority. And then there were the policy payoffs to some Democratic senators who were undecided about the bill. Even then, Democrats held a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate for just 134 days before Massachusetts elected a Republican senator, Scott Brown, who ran specifically on the platform of stopping Obamacare. But in those 134 days, Democrats managed to pass an unpopular bill into law without a single vote to spare.”

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“John Roberts has to know and see all this. He has to know that Fifth Circuit Judge Jerry Smith, who asked federal prosecutors for a homework assignment in the wake of Obama’s remarks—a brief stating the Justice Department’s position on judicial review, that had to be at least three pages, single-spaced!—is making conservatives look silly and cheapening the bench. And he has to know that the court’s reputation will suffer an immense blow if it overturns the mandate. It will be seen by a large majority—even a lot of people who weren’t crazy about the law—as completely political. Remember, they didn’t have to take the case in an election year in the first place. They could have put it off. But the court said it must do this now. If it then overturns the ACA, it will look and smell like a political hit job to many Americans. And the court would be saying to America, ‘We know what you think, and we don’t give a damn.’…

“The court already—after Bush v. Gore and Citizens United in particular—has one leg dangling off the cliff. If it is going to be nakedly political in its decisions, it will invite political blowback. And if it gets pushed off the cliff, then who or what is our final arbiter in America? The great irony of the conservative moral absolutists is that they have ushered in—by arguing that nothing is above or beyond politics, that all the institutions Americans used to respect were in fact infested with liberal biases and presumptions—the greatest period of relativism in American history. We no longer universally respect anything. There is no reason the court should be immune from that. If the ACA is gutted, it will be liberals who will seek revenge on the court, but remember that it was conservatives who opened the door to pure politicization in the first place.”

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Romney speaks French…
(prepares to log off…)

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM

A Virginia girl, what a voice!!

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 1:21 AM

And she was so cool. So confident. Love her.

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Jaja! Te juro, chica, hablo mas espanol que francais! Who was it, Charles V?

“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse.”
de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Love that. How old are you, anyway?

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Can’t keep my eyes open. Good night everyone, sweet dreams. And Thank you, Jesus.

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Happy Easter to all of you!

This is one of my favorites from the Jesus people days.

Easter Song by the 2nd Chapter of Acts

INC on April 8, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Can’t keep my eyes open. Good night everyone, sweet dreams. And Thank you, Jesus.

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 1:28 AM

I’m right behind you! LOL Have a lovely day tomorrow!

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Doesn’t mean anybody will read them, but it lets one at least express an opinion to something besides the four walls.

AZfederalist on April 8, 2012 at 12:06 AM

…I know someone who reads them and learns from them…as I do learn from many of the poeple who post here.
(…therefore my name…I get a little knowledge from each of you…I drink YOUR KOOLAID!)

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2012 at 1:33 AM

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:28 AM

; )

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Good Night Cindy, Good Night again Cyndy, Have a lovely Easter. Sweet Dreams.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Cindy Munford on April 8, 2012 at 1:28 AM

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Happy Easter to you both!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM

OK. Last one for the night.

A clown and a liberal were eating a cannibal…

Happy Easter All, and to all a blessed Sabbath.

OkieDoc on April 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM

…We saw GL in concert a few years ago. Just the worst venue imaginable. It’s actually a working theater but they have turned the back into a lounge or something…

cynccook on April 8, 2012 at 1:25 AM

I envy you. Never got to see him live. I saw Harry Chapin in a weird little pub in Ipswich or Arkham or some little strange place in Mass. Lots of drinks clinking, low chatter… but Taxi actually sounded pretty good. The romantic in me…

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM

AZfederalist on April 8, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Every word.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM

Sometimes twice.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM

Taxi is very good..And this one was his signature.. song..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Roberts… Roberts… that’s somewhere after “reptile” and “Repbulican,” right? Of course, she had trouble putting herself with… I lost track… Jason Patric, Kieffer Sutherland, the guy she was with when she met Danny Molder

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Here’s what you do.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaimewarner/3100942609/sizes/l/in/faves-72973949@N02/

And then she’ll be fine.

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM

KOOLAID2
I get a lot of wisdom from the ppl here, I sometimes feel like I was a complete idiot before I came here. Lol

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Reverse Trayvon…anybody seen it on legacy media?

d1carter on April 8, 2012 at 12:48 AM

…thanks!…see!…that’s the kind of articles canopfor would keep us up on, so we would realize how well the Parrot Press was not trying to influence the mind process of the general public!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2012 at 1:47 AM

Taxi is very good..And this one was his signature.. song..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Chapin… Lightfoot… Croce… a full decade into a new century and where are the balladeers?

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:47 AM

Dire, you could have gone with this one too. Dirty. Sorry about the ad. Its the only copy I could find.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:48 AM

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 1:46 AM

…Nope!…learn from you too angrymike…and you ain’t angry!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Ed Morrissey already has a Happy Easter Thread. Glad some one is paying attention the religious aspect of the holiday.

SparkPlug on April 8, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Hi bazil9 and canopfor if you are out there. Also Bmore and DJ Dire and koolaid2.

SparkPlug on April 8, 2012 at 1:54 AM

SparkPlug on April 8, 2012 at 1:52 AM

I’m just in it for the eggs and chocolate rabbits./

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:55 AM

KOOLAID2
If Bammy was to win, you’d see how angry I can get, especially if the trolls were to come her and talk smack. I’d be banned in no time. ;-)

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 1:55 AM

SparkPlug on April 8, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Happy Easter SparkPlug!

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:55 AM

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:47 AM

I’m still wondering where the Rock and Roll went..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 1:56 AM

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 1:55 AM

You wouldn’t be alone brother. ; )

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:56 AM

That audience looks like a bunch of us square Conservatives. LOL!

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:20 AM

LOL! They always did! Until about the time they got to Woodstock. Funny, the haircuts, the plaid shirts… all that’s back.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:55 AM

(: I like those marsh mellow chicks. Bite their heads right off.

Now Eggs are a symbols of rebirth. So at the buffet after church don’t get em scrambled. Get em sunny side up.

SparkPlug on April 8, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Nothing wrong with that.Although you can get the blues..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Well. I’m beat, gonna try again to get some sleep. Goodnight and Happy Easter to all. ;-)
Oh ya, boy am I glad to see Canopfor back……….

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 2:01 AM

I’m still wondering where the Rock and Roll went..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Apparently it turned into New Rock and Roll.
01 -Lonely Boy — The Black Keys
02 -The Sound Of Winter — Bush
03 -Walk — Foo Fighters
04 -Paradise — Coldplay
05 -Face To The Floor — Chevelle
06 -Tonight — Seether
07 -These Days — Foo Fighters
08 -The Adventures Of Rain Danc… — Red Hot Chili Peppers
09 -Bottoms Up — Nickelback
10 -Pumped Up Kicks — Foster The People
11 -Not Again — Staind
12 -Buried Alive — Avenged Sevenfold
13 -Monarchy Of Roses — Red Hot Chili Peppers
14 -Shake It Out — Florence + The Machine
15 -Cough Syrup — Young The Giant
16 -What You Want — Evanescence
17 -Rope — Foo Fighters
18 -Helena Beat — Foster The People
19 -Dark Horses — Switchfoot
20 -Narcissistic Cannibal — Korn Featuring Skrillex & Kill The Noise

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Nothing wrong with that.Although you can get the blues..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Linky?

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:02 AM

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 2:01 AM

He came back? Yeah.

SparkPlug on April 8, 2012 at 2:02 AM

i’m sure that this has been posted here…but really, this needs to be read by everyone, and esp. our leftist trolls.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2126379/Sentenced-death-old-The-NHS-denies-life-saving-treatment-elderly-mans-chilling-story-reveals.html?ITO=1490

i’ve seen this mentioned but if you read the whole thing, it is shocking. And leftists are shockingly stupid people…but also, why is it that i think that your average leftist is just shaking the nickels out of the old man’s pockets to spend on their new toys.

Reich said we need to let people die…right, bob. So that you can get you hip replacements with some old man’s money?

r keller on April 8, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Now Eggs are a symbols of rebirth. So at the buffet after church don’t get em scrambled. Get em sunny side up.

SparkPlug on April 8, 2012 at 1:59 AM

I get when where and however I can. The better half cut me back on em.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Happy Easter to you and your family.

SparkPlug on April 8, 2012 at 2:06 AM

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Beat.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Nothing wrong with that.Although you can get the blues..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Sorry Bmore..Should work now..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 2:11 AM

I just wanted to make sure this gets played on more than one thread. Corny but sweet. I guess I get kind of sappy too.

Psalms 30 vs 11&12
Thou has turned for me my mourning into dancing, thou hast put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness; to the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent.
Oh Lord my God, I will give thanks to thee forever.

Blessed Easter Ed and all.

MontanaMmmm on April 8, 2012 at 1:17 AM

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Turning in. It IS Easter… spend about 15 minutes listening to this when you wake up tomorrow… Stay with it if you don’t know the piece. (Think winter…melting snow… spring… rebirth… it gets lively… and then some.)

Part 1.

Part 2.

de rigueur on April 8, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Hi bazil9 and canopfor if you are out there. Also Bmore and DJ Dire and koolaid2.

SparkPlug on April 8, 2012 at 1:54 AM

…Happy Easter to you and your family Sparky!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2012 at 2:17 AM

Good Night de rigueur, Enjoy Easter. ; )

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:24 AM

I’m not allowed to repost offensive comments anymore. Easter thread. 1:59 am. Am I wrong to find this comment offensive?

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:24 AM

these are the blues I was referring to..:)

PS..Bmore Sorry for the confusion..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Pretty good evening. I cleaned up and left the windows cracked. Good Morning and Happy Easter to all of you who read this. And all who don’t. Peace. Dire here is one to chill with for a bit.

Good Night All. Happy Easter.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:39 AM

I’m not allowed to repost offensive comments anymore. Easter thread. 1:59 am. Am I wrong to find this comment offensive?

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM

I do know what a squidbillie is now. After looking it up this am., something tells me mr.dorkbear wouldn’t be so brave to talk smack if he met you in person.

Thanks for being here and have a Happy Easter. Say hi to Mrs.Bmore. If she is anything like my wife, she probably often wonders what the?

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 2:40 AM

PS..Bmore Sorry for the confusion..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 2:33 AM

I got it my friend, I left you a little something cause you are always last out.. The place is in good shape. Kick back enjoy and you and yours have a lovely Easter. : )

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Ignore the provocateur…

Gohawgs on April 8, 2012 at 2:41 AM

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 2:40 AM

She is and she does.: ) Have a lovely Easter with yours. Sleep well. ; )

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:42 AM

Ignore the provocateur…

Gohawgs on April 8, 2012 at 2:41 AM

You know I try and I try. Sometimes I just can’t.

Have a great Easter!

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:45 AM

You know I try and I try. Sometimes I just can’t.

Have a great Easter!

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Don’t watch this. Language. Wait until after Easter is over or better yet don’t watch it at all.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:47 AM

these are the blues I was referring to..:)

PS..Bmore Sorry for the confusion..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Dire, was going to play Steely’s Reelin in the years but I like this one mucho. Good memories, arnold was very bad when this was popular–sometimes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f0TMfQNRk8

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Gohawgs on April 8, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Happy Easter!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 2:49 AM

You know I try and I try. Sometimes I just can’t.

Have a great Easter!

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Don’t watch this. Language. Wait until after Easter is over or better yet don’t watch it at all.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:47 AM

Matter of fact, I should have never linked this, it is inappropriate and beneath me. I humbly ask for your forgiveness. To all my fellow commenters and to the staff I am sorry. I let my temper get the best of me. Please avoid watching the linked video. Again I am truly sorry. It is ban worthy of me to have done so.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Good Night.

Bmore on April 8, 2012 at 2:55 AM

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Good one!!..:)

PS..This is a classic!..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 2:56 AM

JugEars crying about “unprecedented”!

Those circumstances included the wrongful prosecution of a Republican senator (Ted Stevens), resulting in his seat going to a Democrat; the defection of another Republican senator (Arlen Specter) to the Democrats; and a change in one state’s laws (Massachusetts) to allow a Democratic governor to immediately appoint a Democrat to succeed the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and give the Senate a 60-vote Democratic supermajority. And then there were the policy payoffs to some Democratic senators who were undecided about the bill. Even then, Democrats held a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate for just 134 days before Massachusetts elected a Republican senator, Scott Brown, who ran specifically on the platform of stopping Obamacare. But in those 134 days, Democrats managed to pass an unpopular bill into law without a single vote to spare.”

…just had to look at that one paragraph from AP again…and he was being diplomatic…I think!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2012 at 2:56 AM

6-3

Gohawgs on April 8, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Happy Easter!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 2:49 AM

To you and yours, as well…

Gohawgs on April 8, 2012 at 3:04 AM

PS..This is a classic!..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 2:56 AM

lol. During the last few weeks of football, they kept playing a commercial where different people were singing the wrong lines to a verse in the song—a fuse gone wrong or something. I had to look up the lyrics myself.

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Nite all

Gohawgs on April 8, 2012 at 3:11 AM

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Wow!..How could you screw up the words to Rocket Man..:)

PS..This is another classic by EJ..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 3:16 AM

PS..This is another classic by EJ..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 3:16 AM

Like the song very much. Read the lyrics while watching. Dire, why you do me that way? I have no idea what the song is about—not in 1975 or 2012. Too much wine or I’m not a deep thinker. Deriguer is pretty good at explainin things. I’ll have to ask him or that brilliant liberal4life.

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 3:25 AM

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 3:25 AM

lolz.,Good luck..:)

PS..I have enjoyed it friend as always..:)

PSS..Happy Easter to you and your family!..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 3:29 AM

Good night from Pixley.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gGgtyy2xKw

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 3:33 AM

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 3:33 AM

The man in black..Nice one!!..:)

PS..Nothing wrong with the wine or the beer!!..:):)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 3:37 AM

*walks in looks around*
Well not to awful bad………..ok, it’s clean again………coffee is ready to be brewed………floors clean…..doughnuts are hidden………
Good morning to the next who enters, have a very Happy Easter, see if you can find the doughnut’s, in an Easter egg hunt kinda way……..Keep the door locked, if the trolls get in it’s not my fault….;-)

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 4:10 AM

Taxi is very good..And this one was his signature.. song..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 1:43 AM

And then this guy, whose genius should not be underestimated, covered it the way it was really meant to be done, making everyone who hears/sees it forget about Chapin’s version! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on April 8, 2012 at 4:25 AM

Good one!!..:)

PS..This is a classic!..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2012 at 2:56 AM

Something cosmic must be going on, because what other plausible explanation could there be for the incredibly perfect setup you just made for this other-worldly performance? (true fact: I posted him doing “Taxi” before I saw that you had posted that EJ video. :) )

Bizarro No. 1 on April 8, 2012 at 4:42 AM

A blessed and happy Easter Hot Gassers.

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 5:59 AM

Ya know,Pelosi stated what she was willing to do to pass
HopeyCare,like pole-vaulting,so um,I wonder what Pelosium
is prepared to do,if HealthCare is defeated
!!

canopfor on April 7, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Hopefully do the honorable thing, ie; take herself and her no longer of any use to her supersized gavel back to cally-forn-i-a where she can spend her remaining years in quiet obscurity admiring it and wondering what might have been if only she had put country before party by fulfilling her promise to “clean up the swamp.”

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 6:12 AM

Some of you need to realize that this comment section is not your personal chat room. Many, many people come to this site to read about politics, and enjoy reading comments related to the articles. Some of you regulars feel the need to great each other, say g’night, share personal stories and generally behave as if you are in some kind of chat room. I’m sure most people dont care to have to scroll through all your inconsiderate chit chat. It is getting old, and you guys really need to stop and be more respectful of others who read this site. This comment section is not your personal chit chat hotline.

bluegill on April 8, 2012 at 6:26 AM

bluegill on April 8, 2012 at 6:26 AM

Wow I’m impressed! You’ve only been a registered member here for a few months and already you’ve been hired by the Townhall/HotAir network, obviously bestowing upon you the authority to dictate to long-time Hot Air members how they must act in the QOTD threads, which as long as I’ve been reading HA (3 yrs) have MOL also been used as an open thread.

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 6:40 AM

but remember that it was conservatives who opened the door to pure politicization in the first place

HUH? It is pure politicization to begin with ya fool. Article II Section 2:

he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court

What a childish statement to make. It’s like saying, “Mommy he hit me first.” This is one of the reasons why Presidential and Senatoral elections matter.

racquetballer on April 8, 2012 at 6:47 AM

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 6:40 AM

Sorry, but the fact that someone has had a HotAir account for years doesn’t give them license to treat this comment section as their chat room. Too many of these old timers think they own the place. They need to take their boring banter about totally off-topic subjects to Facebook chat. There is no tenure standing/rank among registered posters, and it’s probably time that some of these people were told to knock it off. Besides, most HotAir readers don’t have accounts, and I’m sure they don’t care to wade through all the junk about random people’s musical tastes, etc. It reminds me of those people who shout while talking on their mobile phones without regard for the people around them.

bluegill on April 8, 2012 at 6:59 AM

You see, this is where conservatives make a huge mistake. Most swing voters don’t read too much into the constitution the way you far right conservatives do…The folks who decide the elections aren’t constitutionalists.

Uppereastside on April 7, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Why not be honest? Just come out and openly admit, ‘we liberals and progressives use copies of the Constitution as toilet paper and we’re trying like hell to convince the rest of the electorate it’s equal to Charmin too.’

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 7:04 AM

As was Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.). As Michael Barone notes, when Hare was similarly challenged at a 2010 town hall, he replied: ‘I don’t worry about the Constitution.’ Hare is now retired, having been shortly thereafter defeated for reelection by the more constitutionally attuned owner of an East Moline pizza shop

Many other libs have seen the significance of this and have chosen not to run again.

As a brilliant constitutional lawyer deeply devoted to the rule of law

Completely false statement, right out of the gate.

dogsoldier on April 8, 2012 at 7:11 AM

bluegill on April 8, 2012 at 6:59 AM

tips@hotair.com

Send your complaints and suggestions to those who actually make the rules at Hot Air. I’m sure they’ll be more than happy to consider them.

Especially Ed Morrissey since you’ve always been so considerate and respectful to him.

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Judicial activism run a mock!

liberal4life on April 7, 2012 at 10:15 PM

That would be “amok” you uneducated fool.

predator on April 7, 2012 at 10:21 PM

heh. Good smack down predator. :-)

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 7:36 AM

You underestimate the power of public outcry.

Uppereastside on April 7, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Obviously so do those on the left. Otherwise you wouldn’t have been shocked at the “shellacking” you got in 2010.

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 7:39 AM

bluegill on April 8, 2012 at 6:59 AM

tips@hotair.com

Send your complaints and suggestions to those who actually make the rules at Hot Air. I’m sure they’ll be more than happy to consider them.

Especially Ed Morrissey since you’ve always been so considerate and respectful to him.

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Thank you Flora and Happy Easter!!…rut roh…I said something personal and not political.

Send your tips Blue. Funny, the last few years I have been coming here-the QOTD has always been like this. A lot of NEW poster’s are at QOTD now. If you don’t like it..send a tip or STFU.
If it wasn’t for the late nighters, QOTD would have 100 posts. Read the Threads from all day and evening then-ya big baby or travel to another of the many blogs out there.

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 7:39 AM

You missed many “gems” from this one yesterday.

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Psalms 30 vs 11&12
Thou has turned for me my mourning into dancing, thou hast put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness; to the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent.
Oh Lord my God, I will give thanks to thee forever.

Blessed Easter Ed and all.

MontanaMmmm on April 8, 2012 at 1:17 AM

arnold ziffel on April 8, 2012 at 2:13 AM

I am sappy too Arnold and I’m not the best at quoting scripture, so I will re-post.

Thank you Montana, Happy Easter to you!

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Bluegill
you have a lot of nerve speaking of ppl who have no regard for others, I can name multiple times you have spouted garbage that SHOULD have got you banned, the word bigot pops into my head for some reason. You are jealous of others getting along and having fun. If you grew up some and stopped spouting BS ALL the time these same ppl would accept you in a minute. Its all up to you, grow up and you will be accepted.

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Spark Plug and Angry Mike,

If you see this, I had to scoot last night. Happy Easter to you both!

I saw your news Mike, I will zip you an email. I’ll pray your girl finds the help she needs/right doc.

B9

Opps..I did it again. Bluegill..report me please. Tips@hotair.com

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 7:57 AM

Oh ya
Happy Easter
bluegill
morning Flora Duh, bazil………;-)

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 7:58 AM

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 7:55 AM

There you are..do you sleep? lol

Your like a vampire. :)

He does have some nerve doesnt he.

We must me as rage filled as him 24/7, I suppose.
YOU must not comment about anything or say hi to a poster your see here daily. Only speak of Mittens and your raging anger of BHO. /
Music is BAD too..Bigots don’t like it. ~~

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 8:01 AM

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Happy Easter to you too bazil and angrymike.

You missed many “gems” from this one yesterday.

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 7:49 AM

I spent the day with my grandkids at an Easter Egg Hunt. A few of the eggs were not found, so by the end of the day they were starting to give off an aroma IYKWIM. Probably equal to the “gems” I missed. ;-)

And just to satisfy the gilled one’s dictate that all comments be related to policits…

Hang in there Newt…And Rick…!!!

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Hehe, ya bazil
Such a sad person, ppl would accept IT if IT could act like a grown up. If IT put down the picture of Mittens for a minute and looked around maybe IT would see we the here are cons and pubs.

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 8:09 AM

starting to give off an aroma IYKWIM. Probably equal to the “gems” I missed. ;-)

HAHAHAHA

Sulfur? Appropriate.

I hope you had fun. My first hunt is today after many years. My little nephews first.

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Bazil
I think IT’S a girl, I do sleep, a couple hours at a time. My back wakes me up many, many times a night.
I’m heading back to bed now…….TTYL……;-)

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 8:14 AM

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Perhaps, I don’t know if it is capable. BitterBluefish.
He is either an angry Mormon playing victim and see’s everyone as bigots or a sock, I haven’t decided.

Like uppereastside..would have liked to talk about HC with him but after saying he wanted to spit on LTC West and calling someone here white trash..I decided I wasn’t in the mood. People like that aren’t capable of reasonable discussion. I don’t prefer to waste my time.

You and the Lady having Easter supper?

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Bazil
I think IT’S a girl, I do sleep, a couple hours at a time. My back wakes me up many, many times a night.
I’m heading back to bed now…….TTYL……;-)

angrymike on April 8, 2012 at 8:14 AM

I hear you :(…my hand and arm gives me insomnia. Good-get back into bed. Have a wonderful day, I will see you soon.

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 8:19 AM

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 8:19 AM

I haven’t seen csdeven around here lately. Did I miss a banhammer while I was away?

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 8:24 AM

I dunno Flora. I work all day, so I can only catch up on posts in the evening or when I wake up getting my caffeine fix before the day begins. I miss a lot of things and maybe find out later.

It has been nice not seeing his shrieking of BAWHAHAHAHA’s and “grammy”.

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 8:28 AM

I haven’t seen csdeven around here lately. Did I miss a banhammer while I was away?

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Ahhh maybe that was who got nailed a couple weeks ago. Not sure though but a few posters got taken out recently and their posts were deleted so we never did know for sure.

CW on April 8, 2012 at 8:38 AM

It has been nice not seeing his shrieking of BAWHAHAHAHA’s and “grammy”.

bazil9 on April 8, 2012 at 8:28 AM

I could never understand that. He would post intelligent, thought provoking comments and be pleasantly engaging at times, and then 5 minutes later was off on one of his “grammy, cookies, jammies, basement, BAWHAHAHAHA, St. Palin the Vicitmized” tangents.

Reminded me of a menopausal woman.

Oops, did I just fire a shot in the “war on women?”

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 8:40 AM

CW on April 8, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Thanks CW. Happy Easter to you and yours.

Flora Duh on April 8, 2012 at 8:42 AM

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