Quotes of the day

posted at 10:37 pm on April 25, 2012 by Allahpundit

“The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants—more than half of whom came illegally—the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped—and may have reversed, according to a new analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center of multiple government data sets from both countries.

“The standstill appears to be the result of many factors, including the weakened U.S. job and housing construction markets, heightened border enforcement, a rise in deportations, the growing dangers associated with illegal border crossings, the long-term decline in Mexico’s birth rates and changing economic conditions in Mexico.”

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“In a typical year, the young men in this agricultural region of western Mexico would have made the journey north to America. But not this year or for this generation: a better future across the border is a promise they no longer trust.

“‘For years, we dreamed of America, but now that dream is no good,’ says 18-year-old Pedro Morales, sitting in the elegant Spanish colonial square of Comala under the shadow of the spectacular Volcan de Fuego. ‘There are no jobs and too many problems. We don’t want to go.’…

“‘The reason they’re coming home is because they have no options, no papers, and the laws are more aggressive,’ says Fernando Morett, a shopkeeper in the coastal town of Chiutlan. ‘It’s complicated, and people are debating it. If they don’t have friends in the US and they have to pay to cross the line, it’s not worth it.’”

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“First of all, there’s no reason to think that pressure for illegal immigration from Mexico won’t increase again; in fact, the total illegal population has already stopped declining and may have begun to grow again. The U.S. economy is bound to pick up at some point and the newfound middle-class status of so many Mexicans, often cited as a reason for the drop in departures northward, is tenuous. As the Washington Post put it, the country’s new middle class is ‘fearful that recent gains could be lost in a financial crisis or social upheaval.’

“What’s more, the decline in Mexico’s birth rate, which is also cited as a mark of the permanence of the drop-off in emigration, isn’t necessarily connected. The change is real enough; as recently as 1970, the average Mexican woman had nearly seven children, whereas today the number is barely over two. But emigration isn’t just a matter of excess people overflowing into another country. South Korea, for instance, has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world, not to mention a First World level of development, and yet emigration to the U.S. (mostly legal) continues apace. Immigration from Japan and China seems to have actually increased as fertility declined. And immigration from Russia isn’t stopping even though Russia’s total population is actually declining. Sure, if fertility is low enough for long enough, eventually you’ll just run out of people. But in the meantime, immigration is driven by networks of friends and relatives and employers rather than by population math.

“And finally, some part of the decline in new illegal immigrants, and the departure of those already here, was caused by the very enforcement measures the anti-borders crowd wants to dismantle in light of the new numbers.”

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“Pearce is not a Romney adviser, but he is the embodiment of the law that Romney embraced — and the baggage Romney now carries for seeking far-right support in the primary. On Tuesday, Pearce sat at the witness table, shaking his head in disagreement as others spoke about how the law encourages racial profiling and hurts legal Latino residents…

“Does he support Arizona authorities using ‘dress’ as a way to identify illegal immigrants? ‘You have to respond to reasonable suspicion to do your job,’ he said.

“Why didn’t the law simply require that everybody stopped by the police would be checked for immigration status, to avoid racial profiling? ‘I don’t want a police state,’ he said.

“No, he only wants that for people who don’t look like him.”

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“‘I think we have in Arizona an overreach where the Republicans have really overplayed their hand,’ said Luis Heredia, executive director of the Arizona Democratic Party, citing the immigration bill and Arpaio’s antics…

“One recent Saturday, Democratic state senate candidate Raquel Teran paced the streets of her strongly Hispanic Phoenix district, armed with a map, a list of registered Democratic voters and a sheaf of voter registration papers. She signed up one new voter at the first house she called at.

“Sitting out in the shady yard of her in-laws’ home, young mother Yvette Sierra, 22, shared an experience about her husband being pulled over by Arpaio’s deputies, who she said let him go only after he produced their young son’s U.S. birth certificate.

“‘He’s stopping people and I just don’t think it’s right,’ she says, filling out a voter registration form. ‘I never (voted), never thought about it . . . but I’m glad.’”

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“‘He’s already said that immigration reform is something that he’s committed to,’ McCain told reporters, in response to a question about whether Romney should make the issue a bigger focus of his campaign…

“The Arizona senator became agitated when asked about Romney having said he supports a self-deportation policy, whereby illegal immigrants would voluntarily go back to their country of origin and then apply for U.S. citizenship.

“No he hasn’t. He’s said that’s one of the options he’s looked at,’ McCain said. ‘So don’t put words in his mouth.’

“Romney has explicitly said he supports such a policy, however.”

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“Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), an informal adviser to the Romney campaign who co-wrote Arizona’s controversial immigration law, predicted Romney would stick with his previous positions on border control.

“‘Governor Romney and the Romney team remain firmly opposed to amnesty,’ he told The Hill earlier this week. ‘I’m not getting any sense he’s changing his positions. He’s staked them out in the [presidential] debates with considerable specificity. He said the Arizona bill should be a model. He said the concept of self-deportation should be one that’s used. I hadn’t heard at all he’s moving and I doubt he will.’…

“Tancredo expressed hope that Kobach could convince Romney to hold his position on the DREAM Act and keep up the rhetoric he used during the primary, but doubted he would.”

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“In other words, attrition works. But if illegal immigrants are going home on their own, why do we need an amnesty? The argument for it is that the illegal immigrants are firmly rooted here and aren’t going anywhere. While that’s probably true for some illegals, it’s obviously not true for lots of them. So why not wait and see how much more the illegal population can be reduced through attrition before we surrender and declare an amnesty?”

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Bishop!

massrighty on April 25, 2012 at 10:39 PM

No whining allowed in the QOTD thread.

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 10:40 PM

First…PBHO ate snake.

Then he ate dog.

Bishop on April 25, 2012 at 10:40 PM

And who could forget?:

WASHINGTON — As Mexican President Felipe Calderon ripped Arizona’s new law clamping down on illegal immigrants in front of Congress on Thursday, Democrats and White House officials rose to their feet to cheer, including Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano — two officials who have confessed to not even reading the law.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/20/mexicos-calderon-takes-case-congress/#ixzz1t6uBr900

Really disgusting. Did America even take notice????? A Mexican president on our soil being allowed to rip our country????

CW on April 25, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Arizona!

massrighty on April 25, 2012 at 10:39 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2012 at 10:41 PM

It’s encouraging to see the Supreme Court doing its job.

John the Libertarian on April 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

No whining allowed in the QOTD thread.

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 10:40 PM

…no chit chat either!

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Allah, this is a really amazing compilation. Now just imagine if all the border states actually enforced the laws on the books!

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM

SB 1070……..The Liberals newest War Front!!

canopfor on April 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM

We can only talk about the merits of Ron Paul in QOTD.

John the Libertarian on April 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM

…no chit chat either!

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Hmmmm. Well, in that case, I guess I’m done here. Goodnight all!

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Bishop on April 25, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Can’t wait to see him eat crow.

Cleombrotus on April 25, 2012 at 10:44 PM

First…PBHO ate snake.

Then he ate dog.

Bishop on April 25, 2012 at 10:40 PM

…and now… he can eat sh_t!

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I guess it was true then, that if the jobs went away or the illegals could not find a job i.e. don’t hire in the first place, so would the illegals go away. Silly Democrats were wrong again.

multiuseless on April 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM

“The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill.

That’s because there is no one left in mehico who needs to move here.
The cartels can stay in mehico because Hussein transports their guns for them and launders their money for them too,
while illegals send billions every year to their families without paying taxes here …..ofcourse how can we forget those mehicans who get SS and disability from USA while living in their homeland………

burrata on April 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

How do they estimate figures for people who they don’t know are here?

More b.s.

profitsbeard on April 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

It’s going to be an interesting summer after all the SCOTUS decisions are released.

And I just love Schumer plotting legislation that undercuts the Supreme Court. I guess he learned that from the master, PBHO.

4Grace on April 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

We can only talk about the merits of Ron Paul in QOTD.

John the Libertarian on April 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM

…ok…I’m giving myself…a timeout!

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

…no chit chat either!

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

And no music either/

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

…no chit chat either!

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

So how did your day go today ?

burrata on April 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

So, do we finally have SOMETHING to thank Barry for?

Cleombrotus on April 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I’ve always wanted to live in a country where some redneck cop could throw you in the slammer until your wife rummaged up your birth certificate or legal dossier…because he didn’t like your accent.

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

…and now… he can eat sh_t!

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Yes, PBHO is full of Shitzu.

Bishop on April 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM

“In a typical year, the young men in this agricultural region of western Mexico would have made the journey north to America. But not this year or for this generation: a better future across the border is a promise they no longer trust.

“Durn! We busted this country too! Why does this keep happening?! We vote for all the right socialists!”

squint on April 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I’ve always wanted to live in a country where some redneck cop could throw you in the slammer until your wife rummaged up your birth certificate or legal dossier…because he didn’t like your accent.

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Take a hike troll.

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I’ve always wanted to live in a country where some redneck cop could throw you in the slammer until your wife rummaged up your birth certificate or legal dossier…because he didn’t like your accent.

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

What would you call a black cop who did that? What’s your term for them?

Bishop on April 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I’ve always wanted to live in a country where law enforcement and the courts actually enforced the law and people understand that an orderly society depends upon complying with certain minimal requirements.some redneck cop could throw you in the slammer until your wife rummaged up your birth certificate or legal dossier…because he didn’t like your accent.urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Yes, PBHO is full of Shitzu.

Bishop on April 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM

ROFL

4Grace on April 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Noted “white Hispanic” has “black roots”:

George Zimmerman’s Black Roots: Trayvon Shooter Had A Great-Grandfather Who Was ‘Afro-Peruvian’, New Report Reveals

So, what will the NYT call him now?

Resist We Much on April 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

War on Illegals

Electrongod on April 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I’ve always wanted to live in a country where

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

where liberals can pay people sub-living wages and treat them like slaves who have no method to redress grievances.

John the Libertarian on April 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

We can only talk about the merits of Ron Paul in QOTD.

John the Libertarian on April 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM

You know the pirate window sticker that shows Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes fame relieving himself on objectionable things?

Picture Calvin relieving himself on your comment.

Oh, and Bmore wanted to let y’all know that he is very disappointed in Dire Straits (man, I never thought I would ever wrote those words; “disappointed in Dire Straits” that is) and will be taking a leave of absence.

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Schumer is a major dipstick. Majorly.

jaime on April 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

George Zimmerman’s Black Roots: Trayvon Shooter Had A Great-Grandfather Who Was ‘Afro-Peruvian’, New Report Reveals

So, what will the NYT call him now?

Resist We Much on April 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Good one, Resist. I had not seen that.

P.S. They’ll just call him Murderer.

4Grace on April 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I must have missed some hijinx last night…

John the Libertarian on April 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

How do you get mad at Dire Straits.

Bishop on April 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

How do you get mad at Dire Straits.

Bishop on April 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

You have to be a ddrintn?

John the Libertarian on April 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Good one, Resist. I had not seen that.

P.S. They’ll just call him Murderer.

4Grace on April 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

At this point the facts don’t really matter to most people outside of the case. The MSM has accomplished its mission of establishing a certain perception and that was the point, anyway.

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Oh, and Bmore wanted to let y’all know that he is very disappointed in Dire Straits (man, I never thought I would ever wrote those words; “disappointed in Dire Straits” that is) and will be taking a leave of absence.

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Spill it or we have to divert this conversation to Ron Paul.

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

“What’s more, the decline in Mexico’s birth rate

Er..what ?
A decline in their birth rate in mehico while their population is exploding inside USA for the last 2 decades ? I wonder why ?
Don’t they give financial incentives to their citizens to breed , in mehico ?

burrata on April 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

I must have missed some hijinx last night…

John the Libertarian on April 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

We were called onto the carpet by FloatingRock and duhduhdrtin or whatever his/her name is for ruining the integrity (?) of QOTD with our mindless chatter. Also some of us apparently think/type too fast and that makes it hard for others to keep up. So.

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I’ve always wanted to live in a country where

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

NDAA, urban elitist?

Cleombrotus on April 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I despise Arpaio, but it’s not because of his view on immigration.
I agree with him there. I have another reason for disliking the man.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

How do you get mad at Dire Straits.

Bishop on April 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

You have to start off by being dead on the inside. The rest is easy!

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I despise Arpaio, but it’s not because of his view on immigration.
I agree with him there. I have another reason for disliking the man.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Is it because of his 1982 best seller “101 Ways to Cook Mako Shark?”

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM

So.

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I was there for a lot of that. I got so steamed at FloatingCork that I had to take a step back and realize that anyone who still clings to Ron Paul isn’t the most adroit on message boards.

John the Libertarian on April 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I’ve always wanted to live in a country where some redneck cop could throw you in the slammer until your wife rummaged up your birth certificate or legal dossier…because he didn’t like your accent.

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I love you so much. All day long I’ve wondered what your take on today’s events would be.
Meet you later on strawmen-dork.unedu.

arnold ziffel on April 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Spill it or we have to divert this conversation to Ron Paul.

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Ron Paul thinks it’s okay if muslim kittehs microwave zionazi Jewish kittehs.
Zionist puppehs?

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM

in the fevered imagination of your average racist lefty/journo Mexico must really be a hell hole. A real human rights tragedy that even one person would have to return to Mexico and the gulags

r keller on April 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM

arnold ziffel on April 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Tubular.

You’re killing me.

jaime on April 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I was there for a lot of that. I got so steamed at FloatingCork that I had to take a step back and realize that anyone who still clings to Ron Paul isn’t the most adroit on message boards.

John the Libertarian on April 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM

It’s not even the clinging to RP that gets to me. It’s that FR basically has 3-4 posts. That’s it. And s/he posts them over and over and over. And over.

4Grace on April 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Ha-actually ,it’s because he’s a birther.
I don’t think birthers have any business holding public office.
That’s for the voters of his district to decide though.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I was there for a lot of that. I got so steamed at FloatingCork that I had to take a step back and realize that anyone who still clings to Ron Paul isn’t the most adroit on message boards.

John the Libertarian on April 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Especially when you consider that he can’t even use the Cranky Old Man defense. I remember him saying that he’s only like 42 or something. That’s a whole different ballgame, my friend.

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM

P.S. They’ll just call him Murderer.

Murder is a defined legal term. In most jurisdictions, it goes along the lines of an unlawful taking of a human life.

In Florida, the win a second degree murder conviction, the prosecutor most prove ALL of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

A. A person is killed

B. Without any premeditated design

C. By an act imminently dangerous to another

D. Evincing a depraved mind

E. Showing no regard for human life.

ALL 5 elements must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The following are defences that will allow a defendant to prevail over the prosecution:

A. The death occurred when you fought back or resisted an attack

B. If the death occurred when you were defending another person, especially if that person is a member of a protected class

C. Someone is trying to murder you and you fight back

D. When someone is killed while attempting to commit a felony upon your dwelling. Any of the above, beats a 2nd degree murder charge.

Also, many 2nd degree murder charges in Florida fall because the Prosecutor cannot demonstrate evidence that the defendant actions “evinced a depraved mind,” which is why a case similar to the Zimmerman-Martin case (but the shooter is black and the dead man was white) was charged as a manslaughter. It is currently at trial. You can read about it here:

Sympathy For The Devils, Race-Pimps, Grievance-Mongers, & Great, White Guilt-Trippers?

From what I know of the facts of the case, I am inclined to side with Mr Dooley, the black defendant, but there is a link to a memorial site for Mr Adams. It is, like the Zimmerman-Martin case, an all-around tragedy.

Resist We Much on April 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I love you so much. All day long I’ve wondered what your take on today’s events would be.
Meet you later on strawmen-dork.unedu.

arnold ziffel on April 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM

This is a whole new side of you, ziff.

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Spill it or we have to divert this conversation to Ron Paul.

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Dang it, I’m busy with a couple of live one’s and maybe a girl. Give me some time.

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 10:57 PM

And I made that joke @ Koolaide-which he got-and FR said that it was really a shame that I hadn’t been banned yet because I’m such a meanie-face.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Twerpy, AP just put up a headline that Rick Perry has endorsed Romney.

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I’ve always wanted to live in a country where some redneck cop could throw you in the slammer until your wife rummaged up your birth certificate or legal dossier…because he didn’t like your accent.

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Prove that this has ever happened. Show your work.

massrighty on April 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM

And I made that joke @ Koolaide-which he got-and FR said that it was really a shame that I hadn’t been banned yet because I’m such a meanie-face.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

And the fact that he didn’t realize that it was a joke made me wonder if he doesn’t have some cognitive dissonance going on.

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

No surprise.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Prove that this has ever happened. Show your work.

massrighty on April 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Typical hit and run troll. Lobbed his little dud grenade and ran away, I’m afraid.

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

No surprise.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Nope. I can’t wait to hear what Gingrich will say, though.

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:07 PM

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Aw, quit yer whining. I get harassed for my accent all the time. Thanks to Zero-Chicagoese is less than popular in west Texas.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Funny how the lsm links every bad apple in the gop to romney but never link the bad dem apples to dear leader

cmsinaz on April 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Spill it or we have to divert this conversation to Ron Paul.

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Sorry, Bmore made me pinky promise to not spill all the beans until Dire Straits sufficiently groveled.

Lets just say that Bmore will not be joining us for a while. And its not because upinak finally hunted him down for unintentionally slighting her long ago.

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Nope. I can’t wait to hear what Gingrich will say, though.

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:07 PM

A 20 minute meltdown like that press conference he had in Nevada?

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

That’s because there is no one left in mehico who needs to move here.

burrata

+1 Too funny and accurate.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

So, do we finally have SOMETHING to thank Barry for?

Cleombrotus on April 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Um no, you do have to look at the source that is providing the data. I don’t trust Pew as they have in the past tended to lean left, considering they were founded by the Times Mirror Center. Call me crazy, but I think it is all just a ruse to make Obamie look like he has done something right (conspiracy tinfoil hat off).

uncommon sense on April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), an informal adviser to the Romney campaign who co-wrote Arizona’s controversial immigration law

I dont know much about how this works, but why is a Kansas SoS writing Arizona laws?

Kelligan on April 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM

No entries today regarding Ron Paul and Iowa?

Fox News Admits Ron Paul Could Win Iowa

Dante on April 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM

How do they estimate figures for people who they don’t know are here?

More b.s.

profitsbeard on April 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

This.

VibrioCocci on April 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM

A 20 minute meltdown like that press conference he had in Nevada?

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

LOL I’m hoping for some real backhanded compliment zingers that betray the bitterness he truly feels.

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Thanks to Zero-Chicagoese is less than popular in west Texas.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM

No, Chi-talk was just as unpopular in all of Texas long before zero came on the scene.

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Sorry, Bmore made me pinky promise to not spill all the beans until Dire Straits sufficiently groveled.

Lets just say that Bmore will not be joining us for a while. And its not because upinak finally hunted him down for unintentionally slighting her long ago.

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Cozmo, what happened to friend Bmore?

uncommon sense on April 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

When did this all happen?

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:12 PM

No, Chi-talk was just as unpopular in all of Texas long before zero came on the scene.

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

No one asked you.
*bite!*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:13 PM

LOL I’m hoping for some real backhanded compliment zingers that betray the bitterness he truly feels.

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Did you read this?

Was Newt Gingrich’s campaign the worst in history?

Ouch!

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

No entries today regarding Ron Paul and Iowa?

Fox News Admits Ron Paul Could Win Iowa

Dante on April 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM

You’re excited that Ron Paul is stealing the election that the republican party voters gave to Santorum?

When did outright theft become a libertarian value?

Rebar on April 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

What would you call a black cop who did that? What’s your term for them?

Bishop on April 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Racist A**hole. You have any stats on how often that happens?

where liberals can pay people sub-living wages and treat them like slaves who have no method to redress grievances.

John the Libertarian on April 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I think you’re confusing liberals for WalMart and most of California’s ag industry.

NDAA, urban elitist?

Cleombrotus on April 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Confess that I’m not sure what this means.

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

No, John McCain’s campaign was the worst I have ever lived through.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 25, 2012 at 11:15 PM

No whining allowed in the QOTD thread.

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Awww. Come ooonnn. You are a big meanie.

katy the mean old lady on April 25, 2012 at 11:15 PM

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Is B disappointed in Dire’s eyesight? My eyesight was fine, by the way.

4Grace on April 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Did you read this?

Was Newt Gingrich’s campaign the worst in history?

Ouch!

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Wow. That diatribe actually reminds me of somebody…

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I think you’re confusing liberals for WalMart and most of California’s ag industry.

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Dude, what are you talking about… we are the home of the united farm workers, the only union to have its wages go down over the years since Cesar formed them.

uncommon sense on April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I’ve always wanted to live in a country where some redneck cop could throw you in the slammer until your wife rummaged up your birth certificate or legal dossier…because he didn’t like your accent.

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

…We’ve heard Chuck Schumer’s accent…you belong in jail!

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I’ve worked @ Wal-Mart for almost a year. It’s a good. honest job.
Now %^*! off!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

First…PBHO ate snake.

Bishop on April 25, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Should Axelrod not be worried about his own well being?

galtani on April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Cyn, I went back and looked at the QOTD stuff from yesterday. I cannot believe the same people who gripe about chit chat don’t post chit. Several people asked floater to post something herself. She never responded.

If QOTD was limited to strictly on-topic it would be two pages instead of five.

Speaking for myself I’m plenty political to the point it drives Mrs Ziffel crazy. However I do have other interests.
This isn’t a clique and people have options:
Post/don’t.

If someone is interested they will respond in some fashion or not respond.

arnold ziffel on April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Awww. Come ooonnn. You are a big meanie.

katy the mean old lady on April 25, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Shut up and stay on topic/

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 11:18 PM

No whining allowed in the QOTD thread.

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 10:40 PM

But that’s not FAIR. Besides, were not whiiiinnning anywaaaaay.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Confess that I’m not sure what this means.

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

…it’s ok!…It’s the brain bleach!

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Shut up and stay on topic/

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Ron Paul is my hero. I have poster of him on my ceiling.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Shut up and stay on topic/

JPeterman on April 25, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Man, when did get taken over by furryner’s?

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM

I’ve worked @ Wal-Mart for almost a year. It’s a good. honest job.
Now %^*! off!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Not against WalMart’s employees, who have always done me right. Just wish they had decent health care and a paid vacation.

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM

If someone is interested they will respond in some fashion or not respond.

arnold ziffel on April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Also, I’m so lazy that if anything is longer than 1 or 2 paragraphs, I just skip right over it! Do I complain that it was posted in the first place? No!

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM

I’ve always wanted to live in a country where some redneck cop could throw you in the slammer until your wife rummaged up your birth certificate or legal dossier…because he didn’t like your accent.

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I don’t think your Brooklyn accent should be a problem.

katy the mean old lady on April 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Ron Paul is my hero. I have poster of him on my ceiling.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Uh. It’s not over the marital bed though, right?

cynccook on April 25, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Dog-eater will somehow try to take credit for this.

BHO Jonestown on April 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM

urban elitist on April 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM

I’ve also worked union gigs-where I would get 12 hours a week due to ‘rules’+ my dues going to political causes that I disagreed with.
I’m getting 30+hours a week+quarterly bonuses and holiday pay.
@ my year anniversary-May 10-I’ll be able to participate in profit sharing and if I wasn’t on my husband’s insurance would also qualify for insurance.
My last raise was .40 cents-so now I’m making more per hour than I have EVER made.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM

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