Quotes of the day

posted at 9:01 pm on May 13, 2012 by Allahpundit

A top Democrat on Sunday defended Mitt Romney’s character, saying that despite recent reports that Romney was a bully as a young man attending prep school, he believes that has little to do with the man Romney is today.

“There’s not a single thing that I know about Mitt Romney in his adult life which suggests this kind of discrimination or this kind of prejudice. And so I don’t believe it was a telling moment in terms of who he is today,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said on CNN’s State of the Union.

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“When you see somebody who is simply different taken down that way and is terrified and you see that look in their eye you never forget it. And that was what we all walked away with,” Phillip Maxwell said.

In what now appears to have become a debate within their own family, Peter Maxwell said his brother, with whom he speaks with frequently, has a tendency to “expound on things.”

“He kind of gets into the emotions of a situation or a moment in time and loves to expound on things,” Peter Maxwell said of his brother. “I’m not necessarily saying exaggerate, but wants to take things to a higher level and he made a comment the other day, ‘Oh God, today they would consider that almost assault and battery.’ And I said, ‘You sound like a prosecutor in Northern Michigan.’ … I said, ‘Come on, ‘What really was it?’ And he said, ‘The kid had long hair and it wasn’t really what people were into at the time.’ And I said, ‘Let’s kind of look at it that way. Let’s not make it a national media event for an incident that happened in 1965.’”

***

“Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.

“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”

“He offered you money?”

“Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”

“How much money did he offer you?”

“One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.

***

Making Americans feel uncomfortable with Romney, in other words, won’t be enough if the economy keeps sputtering along. What Obama needs, instead, is to make voters fear a Romney presidency, even more than they fear four more years of high deficits and slow growth. And a re-election campaign that focuses on gay marriage, or the Dream Act, or birth control, or how Romney treated his dog and high school classmates is unlikely to stoke that kind of fear.

What might? Well, in a pocketbook election it helps to focus on pocketbook anxieties. It’s true that every day the White House spends talking about social issues is a day it isn’t stuck talking about the economy. But it’s also a day when it hasn’t talked about how Mitt Romney wants to take away your retirement security to pay for tax cuts for the rich.

This is a predictable Democratic argument, and a demagogic one. But it’s an argument that might actually make economically stressed Americans afraid of what a Romney presidency would bring.

***

The attack on Mr. VanderSloot is also notable for its focus on his wife’s contribution to the anti-gay-marriage cause. Gay-marriage activists are winning the debate in much of the country, but as they do they are becoming more intolerant.

After California voters approved Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage in 2008, opponents published the names of donors, who were later linked with zip codes and Google Maps. Donors reported getting death threats. Boycotts were set against businesses, and activists encouraged customers to call and harass business owners. Among the activists’ arguments for why Mr. VanderSloot is antigay is that his wife donated to the campaign for Proposition 8…

Democrats and their left-wing allies should understand that Republicans and Mormons will not be the only targets. If Democrats think it is “legitimate” to prowl and publish the divorce records of Romney donors, no one should feign shock if some right-wing investigator is soon doing the same to Mr. Obama’s bundlers and super PAC donors. A President who claims to want “civility” in political discourse will reap what he sows if he plays by Nixonian rules.

***

Via CBN News/The Brody File.

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Via the Daily Caller.

***

The following is a statement from Frank VanderSloot:

Extreme, far left blog sites have recently chosen to hammer Melaleuca and me personally because I had the audacity to support a conservative candidate for President of the United States. They chose to misconstrue the facts and post false and damaging data about us, and then criticized us for asking these sites to take down the false information. For those who are interested in the truth about us, we provide the following facts addressing the accusations…

In the case of any company, many livelihoods are at stake. Melaleuca employs over 3,000 people worldwide. And thousands more rely on us to send them a check in support of their independent businesses each month. Damage to Melaleuca results in damage to their lives also. When we defend our company, we are also defending them and their income. We agree that we need to do that fairly and responsibly. But it is simply unfair to accuse us of bullying people into submission.



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Does Obowma know that petroleum jelly is made from oil…?

… Just askin’.

/

Seven Percent Solution on May 13, 2012 at 9:05 PM

$150K to keep Rev W’s mouth shut???? Hmmm. Why…?

ted c on May 13, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Does Obowma know that petroleum jelly is made from oil…?

… Just askin’.

/

Seven Percent Solution on May 13, 2012 at 9:05 PM

He probably thinks it’s made from jelly fish.

predator on May 13, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Bullies eh!!

Like sending Goonions to CEO homes,to camp out,
and threaten their families,as one of many examples
of Team,

Dopey/Ragey!!!!

canopfor on May 13, 2012 at 9:10 PM

So we were right about Obama 6 yrs ago .
He is a bully and an angry goon who speaks with his clenched fists.

burrata on May 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM

I can’t wait to see Obumma walk out of the White House for the last time in January…it…will…be…so…sweet

thedevilinside on May 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Gay-marriage activists are winning the debate in much of the country,

Winning debates.

Ahead in the polls!

Losing elections. All of them, in fact.

artist on May 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM

All this same bullying by politicians is spelled out in Atlas Shrugged…written 55 years ago. The Meleluca business is the same as Reardon Metal.

Liberals are plain and simply liars and haters.

kirkill on May 13, 2012 at 9:13 PM

“How much money did he offer you?”

“One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.

Was that per month or per year ?

burrata on May 13, 2012 at 9:14 PM

I think they’ve already given us more on one piece of hearsay about Romney’s past than they’ve given us about the totallity of Obama’s past.

Buddahpundit on May 13, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Never tried Melaleuca but I may have to look into it.

Today is support your local Obama enemy day!

katy on May 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Ya know,speaking of bullying,this reminds me a tad,
of the Democrats bullying Democrats,in the Sexual Harrassment
thingy!!
========

NC Gov Bev Perdue on state Democratic Party sexual harassment scandal:

‘Get over it’

“Internal Personell Matterbeen dealt with with this Party”

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fd3_1334696451&comments=1

canopfor on May 13, 2012 at 9:17 PM

These are not the big issues of the day…

The legacy media is America’s enemy.

d1carter on May 13, 2012 at 9:18 PM

That should be,

Matters been,and not (Matterbeen).

canopfor on May 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Pros for Romney:

Doesn’t hate America.
Never ate a dog.
Has known history.
Had actual jobs.
Was successful businessman.
Born and raised in USA.
Not native of Chicago.
Not friends with commies.
Didn’t attend racists sermons.
Never was a doper in HS.
Doesn’t throw friends under bus.
Not Obama.

fogw on May 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM

“The First Gay President.” That’s literal, not facetious or allegorical.

anotherJoe on May 13, 2012 at 9:21 PM

fogw on May 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Not sexually ambiguous

Cleombrotus on May 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

So we were right about Obama 6 yrs ago .
He is a bully and an angry goon who speaks with his clenched fists.

burrata on May 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM

burrata:

True Dat,Hot Air knew of this train-wreck,waaaaaaaay before
inaugration day,

and,speaking of “Fists”!!
=========================

April 13, 2011 4:42 PM

It’s on:
Obama takes iron fist to GOP
****************************

President Obama may have been wearing a metaphorical velvet glove during his big deficit reduction speech Wednesday,

but make no mistake about it: He took an iron fist to the Republicans.
(More…)

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20053648-503544.html

canopfor on May 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Larry Sabato………the guy that sold out Senator Allen from Virginia?

Backstabbing political opportunist giving advice?

I’d rather eat glass.

PappyD61 on May 13, 2012 at 9:27 PM

We can talk all we want about Prog tactics…

…but until someone confronts MSM waterdogs, who then are forced to ask Carney, Holder, or even Barry about it, it’s not going to stop.

The MSM never reported on the Prop 8 tactics, which is why so few people know.

budfox on May 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM

If Biden leaves the ticket…………

Obama /Sinclair 2012!!!

But what for a campaign slogan or theme?

Mmmmmmm

PappyD61 on May 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM

“The First Gay President.” That’s literal, not facetious or allegorical.

anotherJoe on May 13, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Obama/Biden campaign song for 2012.

predator on May 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM

“The First Gay President.” That’s literal, not facetious or allegorical.

anotherJoe on May 13, 2012 at 9:21 PM

anotherJoe:Yup,even in Ontario Canada,where Same-Sex Marriage is
offered,I read that as literal,as well!!

canopfor on May 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM

…that’s good! Vigorously attack, threaten and harass Americans with another viewpoint other than your own…Hope&Change! Use government power to do it!

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I’m so tired of being on the “Enemy List” for simply not having a (D) behind my name.

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on May 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Romney only needs one thing going for him………..

…….he s not Obama!!!

Romney 2012!!!! Because NO ONE could be worse than Obama!

PappyD61 on May 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

The panic & desperation by the Obama camp is pathetic in their attempt to take a single bad act by an adolescent (if true, which, btw, I don’t concede because of serious flaws in the nature of the hearsay statements from a dead man, biased witnesses, stealth editing by WaPo, etc. that I will not get into here but much of which has been exposed) and try to turn that into a “pattern of behavior” to extrapolate and draw conclusions about person’s character 47 years later.

Social & scientific evidence proves that a person’s brain isn’t fully developed until their mid-20s, which is the reason juveniles are not treated as adults under the law. Adolescents are moody, irrational, impulsive, overly dramatic, overly emotional and don’t consider long-term consequences of their actions because, literally, their brains are still developing. It is a truth universally acknowledged that any adult who can swear that s/he is proud of every choice he made in high school is a liar. IOW, we all grow up.

In 1972 the Washington Post took down all the president’s men.
In 2012 the Washington Post are the president’s men.
If the Romney story is true, then if the Washington Post can evolve so drastically in 40 years, so can Romney.

Furthermore, in fact, there are several acts of Romney as an adult where he saved several peoples’ lives — twice with people drowning, once when he shut down Bain in Boston to find a co-worker’s 14 year-old daughter who was dying from a drug overdose in NYC. Those acts, the latest in 2007, are much closer in time to today than 1965. Those acts are a “pattern of behavior” that should be examined to discern Romney’s character in 2012. But, of course, those acts will be ignored because they do not play into the Obama fantasy (and fantasy always supersedes reality for Obama and his devotees).

Of course, the upside is, having had to go back almost 50 years to his high school day to find the one bad act Romney may have committed, they’ve got nothing else on him. By the time people start paying attention in July/August at the conventions, this will be long over & done.

Dark Star on May 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

But what for a campaign slogan or theme?

Mmmmmmm

PappyD61 on May 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM

FORWARD…B E N D O V E R !

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Obama/Biden campaign song for 2012.

predator on May 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM

predator:Nicely played,I watched the documantry,and his
lifestyle,got him at the end(pardon the unintentional
pun)!:)

canopfor on May 13, 2012 at 9:35 PM

…squeal like a pig!…on my behalf!

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

…FORWARD…B E N D O V E R !

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM

KOOLAID2:The MSNBC ShoutOut……LEAN…!:)

canopfor on May 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

So we were right about Obama 6 yrs ago .
He is a bully and an angry goon who speaks with his clenched fists.

burrata on May 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM

All one had to do was read Fredosi and Corsi’s books befor the ’08 elections.

Rio Linda Refugee on May 13, 2012 at 9:38 PM

…squeal like a pig!…on my behalf!

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

KOOLAID2:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,I’m
getting Deliverance movie flashbacks….*shivers*!:)

canopfor on May 13, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Please tell me before I look. They aren’t gay bullies are they?

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

…squeal like a pig!…on my behalf!

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

KOOLAID2:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,I’m
getting Deliverance movie flashbacks….*shivers*!:)

canopfor on May 13, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Hey!

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Oh this is spooky,I watched Mittens story of rescue on a lake,
and then checked breaking news website for the latest…

The boat was located about a half-mile off east of Navy Pier in the lake, police said. Police found that the boat was quickly taking in water through its engine shaft, police said. One of the men called police on his cell phone, police said.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-marine-police-save-2-from-sinking-boat-in-lake-michigan-20120513,0,1564686.story

canopfor on May 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

In 1972 the Washington Post took down all the president’s men.
In 2012 the Washington Post are the president’s men.

Dark Star on May 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Well done.

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

predator:Nicely played,I watched the documantry,and his
lifestyle,got him at the end(pardon the unintentional
pun)!:)

canopfor on May 13, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Why does that not surprise me?

predator on May 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

In honor of lil Barry O,
Go West

and stay.

arnold ziffel on May 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Gay-marriage activists are winning the debate in much of the country

Like the Cubbies winning all those world championships….D-friggin-lusional!

hillsoftx on May 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Gay-marriage activists are winning the debate in much of the country

Umm that would be no, unless “winning” means having courts shove it down and up us.

arnold ziffel on May 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

The spiral tightens to an unrecoverable reality. So has HotAir become meaningless, twisting itself beyond comprehension to avoid anything that could be considered derogatory to Obama…….all because of the color of his skin. F all of you!

dmann on May 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

A top Democrat on Sunday defended Mitt Romney’s character

I measure character this way — if you were going through a difficult time, and sat down with someone one and one and asked for emotional support, for that kind of help, then how would they do. My sense is Romney would do very well with that, and Obama would not.

Paul-Cincy on May 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

….all because of the color of his skin. F all of you!

dmann on May 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Be careful what you wish for.

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Larry Sabato………the guy that sold out Senator Allen from Virginia?

Backstabbing political opportunist giving advice?

I’d rather eat glass.

PappyD61 on May 13, 2012 at 9:27 PM

And he’ll happily do it again this year…along w/WaPo.

r keller on May 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Phillip Maxwell has done his job. His interview with WaPo was much different that with the Automotive mag.

His job was to help take Mitt down. He can now recede into the oblivion from which he came

r keller on May 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Gay-marriage activists are winning the debate in much of the country

First, that’s a bold-faced lie, they’ve lost every time it mattered.

Second, their “all or nothing” tactics, is going to fuel the movement for a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage and civil unions for all the states.

Get used to nothing, progressive homosexual activists.

Rebar on May 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

It is what it is; nothng more, nothing less. This site will only help Obama and the destruction of America.

dmann on May 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

I measure character this way — if you were going through a difficult time, and sat down with someone one and one and asked for emotional support, for that kind of help, then how would they do. My sense is Romney would do very well with that, and Obama would not.

Paul-Cincy on May 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

word

22044 on May 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Dang gay dinosaurs.

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

dmann on May 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

…what?…you ok?

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Dang gay dinosaurs.

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Who knew they were all purple and named “Barney?”

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I measure character this way — if you were going through a difficult time, and sat down with someone one and one and asked for emotional support, for that kind of help, then how would they do. My sense is Romney would do very well with that, and Obama would not.

Paul-Cincy on May 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

I measure character differently: the willpower to do what you believe to be right even if you are alone in that belief. I don’t feel that either Romney or Obama, or most politicians for that matter, fit that description.

Buckshot Bill on May 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

“When you see somebody who is simply different taken down that way and is terrified and you see that look in their eye you never forget it. And that was what we all walked away with,” Phillip Maxwell said.

In what now appears to have become a debate within their own family, Peter Maxwell said his brother, with whom he speaks with frequently, has a tendency to “expound on things.

I bet he does. Let’s review Jason Horowitz’s WaPo story, shall we:

The incident was recalled similarly by five students, who gave their accounts independently of one another. Four of them — Friedemann, now a dentist; Phillip Maxwell, a lawyer; Thomas Buford, a retired prosecutor; and David Seed, a retired principal — spoke on the record. Another former student who witnessed the incident asked not to be identified. [snip]

“It was a hack job,” recalled Maxwell, a childhood friend of Romney who was in the dorm room when the incident occurred. “It was vicious.”[snip]

[Romney] participated on the school’s hockey team as its manager, lugging a duffle bag full of pucks and sticks. Dressed in suit and tie and three-quarter coat, he rode the bus with the uniformed players and kept stats in the coach’s box at the cold outdoor rink. The team’s senior year began with promise, but ended badly. The players took out their frustration on the ice, getting into brawls with Lakeview and Catholic Central. During one fight, Maxwell pulled the jersey over the head of an opposing player and pummeled away. Romney dashed onto the ice, slipping and sliding in his Brogan wingtips in an apparent attempt to break up the fight.

Buy Danish on May 13, 2012 at 10:13 PM

This site will only help Obama and the destruction of America.

dmann on May 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

How should HA approach the reality that MSM and the Dems dish out?

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I see most people are saying that these ‘shiny objects’ are just distractions.

I actually don’t think so. The Romney=Bully will come back later, probably in the context of Bain. The antiwomen, contraceptives, etc. are stereotypes that the left uses to frame Rs.

The frame is being prepped now…kinda like a primacy effect in attitude formation. Later it will be used again in a recency effect to say…DON’T VOTE for and R…you DON’T want to be retrograde, racist, anti-women, rich snob bully. VOTE for your FRIEND barry.

Again the frame is to use as short hand. Rs are racist bullies…oppressing women and minorities. Rs want to get their foot on the necks of the poor and middle-class

It is uphill for Romney..he has the Vast Left wing apparatus against him

r keller on May 13, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I don’t really give a flip about the bullying crap anyway. As a kid, I was bullied and bullied others. This whole Romney bullying business reeks of one thing–desperation by the Obama left and their useful idiots in the press.

The DNC internal polling must really suck. They’re scared.

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Alexandra Jaffe

See this is exactly the problem. I don’t want Durbin on our team. I want him defeated and removed from office. If Rmoney™ says anything positive about Durbin I will scream!

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:19 PM

“Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.
“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”

And where is the follow up? Who was “one of Barack’s closest friends” that sent the email.

onlineanalyst on May 13, 2012 at 10:21 PM

I don’t really give a flip about the bullying crap anyway. As a kid, I was bullied and bullied others.

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM

I was given a bad grade on my test with RED ink….

It scarred me for life!

Mommy!!!!!!

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 10:22 PM

. F all of you!

dmann on May 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

And I love you too.

JPeterman on May 13, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Shushannah Walshe

Maxwell Brothers, your 15 minutes is up, I had never heard of you before now. I never want to hear of you again.

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:23 PM

EDWARD KLEIN

0 and Wright are of great character. /

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

No…..lets review the last week ok. Nothing of substance matters does it, we can not overcome the media, truth has become a theory.

dmann on May 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

But Obama has won news cycle after news cycle this spring, and yet the president and his unloved, out-of-step-with-the-times challenger are almost dead even in the polls. That’s a sign that something isn’t working — and that this White House, not for the first time, has mistaken a clever strategy for a winning one.

J_Crater on May 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Mommy!!!!!!

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 10:22 PM

My first grade teacher, Mrs. Murphy, used to punish us by smacking the back of our hands with a ruler. Thanks to her the backs of my hands are very tough.

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I don’t really give a flip about the bullying crap anyway. As a kid, I was bullied and bullied others.

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM

You know what, I look back on my childhood and young adulthood and just think “God, I’m sorry.” I was a kind of a dork and was bullied a bit, and so I bullied the more dorky ones. The old crap runs downhill kind of thing. I have matured and changed. Has Obama, Wright, Ayers, SackacrappaWarren?

arnold ziffel on May 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM

ROSS DOUTHAT

Douthat thinks this last week or so was winning the news cycle. WTF! Douthat? No wonder you’re the side that’s going to lose in November. More than half of you are completely delusional.

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM

“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”

And where is the follow up? Who was “one of Barack’s closest friends” that sent the email.

onlineanalyst on May 13, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Anyone’s guess?

MontanaMmmm on May 13, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Kim Strassel

Democrats make being gay a dirty thing. Funny though!

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM

My first grade teacher, Mrs. Murphy, used to punish us by smacking the back of our hands with a ruler. Thanks to her the backs of my hands are very tough.

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Gym teacher…..
Green Weeny…..nothing more to say.
.
.
.
.
Well…
Let me explain…
A ping-pong paddle with green electrical tape…fully wrapped.

Thanks teacher….may I have another?

Twice was all that I needed..

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM

My first grade teacher, Mrs. Murphy, used to punish us by smacking the back of our hands with a ruler. Thanks to her the backs of my hands are very tough.

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM

lol, In the fifth or sixth grade, I was doing something—-probably talking too much (which is still a problem) in the cafeteria. Mrs Ward, about 6′ tall and over fifty at the time, came over and squeezed my effing neck so long and so hard me never forget.

arnold ziffel on May 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Video 1 Rescue folks on the water. Rmoney@ For a guy that is supposed to know boats and boating he sure doesn’t know boating well. Good Samaritan all the same.

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Twice was all that I needed..

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Our grade school principal, Mr. Symes, had a heavy wooden paddle hanging on the wall of his office with a sign above it that said, “Board of Education.”

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:35 PM

You know what, I look back on my childhood and young adulthood and just think “God, I’m sorry.” I was a kind of a dork and was bullied a bit, and so I bullied the more dorky ones. The old crap runs downhill kind of thing. I have matured and changed. Has Obama, Wright, Ayers, SackacrappaWarren?

arnold ziffel on May 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Sometimes, if you were creative enough, you could get back at the bullies. My freshman year in HS there was this dude named Donald Hill, (we called him Elmo). Meanest S.O.B. in school. Bullied just about everybody that couldn’t stick it back to him. We got to P.E. early one day and put itching powder in his jock strap. P.E. class always started by us running laps around the gym. He started running; he started sweating; he started scratching. You can guess the rest. Priceless.

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Video 2 Didn’t Slate connect all the dots after WaPo threw the, or rather flung the poo out there. So there is that. I have mentioned this on this forum before. My best friend and I didn’t like bullies. We beat the crap out of them every chance we had. Had I caught Rmoney™ doing what he allegedly did. I would have beat the crap out of him. I’ll guarendamntee you he’d remember it then. ; )

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Obama 3rd autobiography to be released this Summer:

Dreams From My Forgotten Mother“.

How he was traumatized by her forcing him to dress up as a child and portray dangerous and demeaning cultural stereotypes.

profitsbeard on May 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM

“Board of Education.”

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:35 PM

:)

I can see that….

Er…
Feel it.

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Our grade school principal, Mr. Symes, had a heavy wooden paddle hanging on the wall of his office with a sign above it that said, “Board of Education.”

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Did it have the little holes drilled in it? I always thought that the holes were so it would sting more. I’m told now it was so the paddle wouldn’t catch air. I don’t know which to believe. I do believe this however, if you saw old man Darby heading down the hall with that paddle, you flinched. That was always followed by crying.

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Please, this site is far more interested in attacking Romney than ever seriously questioning the Messiah, we just pretend. Remember its all about the healing isn’t it?

All Hail!

dmann on May 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM

on my twitter timeline i see two tweets that show just how deeply incompetent the the government (esp. the barry government) is.

DOT says to CA use it or lose it wrt the high speed rail

then Ray LaHood (Hack-IL) says the country is one big pothole because of lack of Highway funding.

Stupid hacks all

r keller on May 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM

In 1972 the Washington Post took down all the president’s men.
In 2012 the Washington Post are the president’s men.

Dark Star on May 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM
Well done.

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I have to agree. Well stated.

hawkdriver on May 13, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Did it have the little holes drilled in it? I always thought that the holes were so it would sting more. I’m told now it was so the paddle wouldn’t catch air. I don’t know which to believe. I do believe this however, if you saw old man Darby heading down the hall with that paddle, you flinched. That was always followed by crying.

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM

It had three holes in it. They were in a triangular pattern.

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I will admit I’m scared of a Romney presidency, and why, because I feel as if he will sneak into my room and forcibly cut my hair.

PBHO 2012, 2016, 2020

Bishop on May 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Wasn’t the catchphrase of the Monkees always “Don’t Douthat”?

Lanceman on May 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Video 3 0Nixon on steroids.

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Our grade school principal, Mr. Symes, had a heavy wooden paddle hanging on the wall of his office with a sign above it that said, “Board of Education.”

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:35 PM

My junior high principal had a sign on his door that said “Door to Hell”.

Not really, but in 7th grade when I was sent to his office to sweat out a classroom misdemeanor, it might as well have been hell.

Bishop on May 13, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I will admit I’m scared of a Romney presidency, and why, because I feel as if he will sneak into my room and forcibly cut my hair.

PBHO 2012, 2016, 2020

Bishop on May 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Same here. I tremble at the thought of him taking scissors and cutting off my golden, flowing half-inch locks. ;)

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:52 PM

…it’s the ECONOMY stupid…!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Please, this site is far more interested in attacking Romney than ever seriously questioning the Messiah, we just pretend. Remember its all about the healing isn’t it?

All Hail!

dmann on May 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Oh..that’s it… Attacking Romney.

Allah and friends do release posts that would appear to mirror the media…
But I maintain that it is us, the readers and posters that piece it together….what there is to put together:)

Some of us defend Romney and call Allah bad names..
Some correct Allah (as if he listens).
Others just go with the flow…
And then there are those that agree.

Nothing changes…

Most leave HA every night with our stance still unchanged..

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Most leave HA every night with our stance still unchanged..

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Well duh! What do you think we are? Idiot liberals to be swayed by feeeeelings and goooood inteeentions?

Lanceman on May 13, 2012 at 10:56 PM

“The First Gay President.” That’s literal, not facetious or allegorical.

anotherJoe on May 13, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I could care less whether he was the first gay president, and have no doubt that he is, in fact, gay as hell. But there is no question that he was and is the first communist president. I’d say the first socialist president, but we had that in Woodrow Wilson and FDR, etc.

I say communist because of his tyrannical bent, what they do best. He is a child of Hitler and Stalin and Mao and every other tyrant who ever walked the face of the earth. Anyone who doesn’t see this is blind, in Gaza, at the mill with slaves.

TXUS on May 13, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Some tease Allah too, don’t forget the teasing. Is teasing like bullying?

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Most leave HA every night with our stance still unchanged..

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Mine has remained the same: Defeat Obama!

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Well…
Let me explain…
A ping-pong paddle with green electrical tape…fully wrapped.

Thanks teacher….may I have another?

Twice was all that I needed..

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM

That was me in public junior high school. They my parents sent me to an all-boys Catholic high school and I discovered how wimpy public school was.

bw222 on May 13, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Some tease Allah too, don’t forget the teasing. Is teasing like bullying?

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Teasing is only bullying if it’s done by right-wingers. Don’t you follow the news?

predator on May 13, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Same here. I tremble at the thought of him taking scissors and cutting off my golden, flowing half-inch locks. ;)

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:52 PM

You have blonde hair. I pictured you with dark brown hair. ; )

Bmore on May 13, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Mine has remained the same: Defeat Obama!

predator on May 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM

You may need “The Board Of Education”
:)

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 11:01 PM

That was me in public junior high school. They my parents sent me to an all-boys Catholic high school and I discovered how wimpy public school was.

bw222 on May 13, 2012 at 11:00 PM

My brother went to a Catholic High School..

I agree with you.

Electrongod on May 13, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I can’t wait to see Obumma walk out of the White House for the last time in January…it…will…be…so…sweet

thedevilinside on May 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Let’s qualify that: …in January 2013.

Also, let’s not count our proverbial chickens before they come home to roost. Do your part by convincing family and friends to vote for Romney or stay home. (Careful, though. Wouldn’t want anyone to get fired from their job for being an evil (and extreme) right-winger.)

RedCrow on May 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM

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