Quotes of the day

posted at 9:31 pm on June 9, 2012 by Allahpundit

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Friday he would be honored to join the Republican ticket as the vice presidential nominee, just one day after he endorsed Mitt Romney’s campaign.

“A year, year and a half ago, I was a physician in a small town, and it would be a great honor to be considered as a vice president for the Republican Party,” Paul told CNN. “I think that would be something that anybody who said otherwise would not be being truthful.”

But the first term senator said he had not discussed joining the ticket with Romney, whose vice presidential search is already underway.

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt Romney last night is igniting a fury of rage from his father’s hardcore fan base. In a sort of libertarian version of Bob Dylan going electric (ask your parents), the Kentucky senator’s enthusiastic endorsement of Romney has Ron Paul forums fuming with cries of “Judas” and “Benedict Arnold.”

“Rand is dead to me,” wrote, Ruffusthedog at the Daily Paul, a heavily-visited pro-Paul website. “He should have never done this.” “Rand Paul is a sell out,” user Alxnz exclaimed. “He just lost my vote in 2016.” “All he had to do was not open his mouth,” wrote user Conalmc. Others even took their anger out on Ron Paul himself. “What will it be Old Man Ron? Will you be forever remembered as the leader in the greatest liberty movement since 1776, or will you go down as Benedict Arnold incarnate,” threatened lionsuar7788. “We will never vote for Romney or your flimsy son.”…

On both forums, the tide of incredulous—and highly personal—comments continued ad nauseam. With Ron Paul’s diehard supporters being one of his most formidable assets, especially when it comes to winning straw polls or online money bomb fundraisers, you’ve got to wonder if Rand Paul risks jeopardizing the family brand.

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[W]hile Paul is a helpful validator for Romney, endorsing Romney also gives Paul a level of mainstream credibility he lacked during his 2010 Senate campaign. It shows he’s willing to be a team player when it counts, and puts him on the safe side of any speculation over a third-party libertarian push.

And that could be crucially important or Paul if he decides to seek the White House himself in 2016 or beyond – as any number of operatives believe he hopes to do.

“Rand’s endorsement of GOP nominee Mitt Romney clearly shows that in spite of those who try to marginalize him, he has keen set of political instincts and is very much aware that a successful national run will require more than just his father’s loyal following,” said one Republican strategist close to Paul-world.

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[N]o true libertarian, no true friend of liberty, and no true blue Tea Partier could possibly even consider, much less actually endorse or approve of, the Father of Obamacare, Big Government tax and spender, Republican Mitt Romney.

Especially the son of Ron Paul, who has no excuse.

Especially a medical doctor, who has even fewer excuses…

Vote Libertarian – the only political party that embraces the same core value as Dr. Ron Paul: Liberty!

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Rand has never been the devout libertarian that his father is. He is certainly a libertarian-leaning Republican, and while he can often be a good ally to libertarians in the Senate, he is still first and foremost a Republican. And as a Senator he has much less latitude to diverge from the party line and needs other Senators to cooperate with him.

Because of this, the chances of him endorsing Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson were somewhere around one in one billion. While such an endorsement would make many libertarians happy, it would end his life as a Republican. It would mean that he would have no party support whatsoever come re-election time. It would alienate him from the party and mean he would get nothing accomplished in the Senate…

So while it may seem offensive that a liberty-minded person would endorse a candidate who supports such awful things as the PATRIOT Act and NDAA, it actually makes a lot of sense. I’d even go so far as to say it may be a price worth paying. If the endorsement solidifies Republican support and earns him points with the party establishment, it means he could have more freedom to chart his own course in the Senate.

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As we have seen over the last few months, the Paul forces have the very real ability to not only disrupt the choosing of delegates to the Republican National Convention but also influence (and change) the leadership at various state parties around the country.

Does Rand Paul endorsing Romney mean that the Paul acolytes will immediately cease and desist in their efforts to have their views heard? No. But more so than most people who support a politician, the Paul folks listen to Ron/Rand and follow their wishes.

Rand’s endorsement then — when coupled with Ron’s email to supporters earlier this week urging politeness at the national convention — are a net win for Romney because they virtually ensure that there won’t be a genuine insurrection led by supporters of Paul at the convention. (Expect Romney to give Rand/Ron speaking slots at the convention too in hopes of throwing a sop to the Paul acolytes and push the theme of inclusion and big-tented-ness.)

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At the Texas GOP Convention, Ron Paul addressed the issue that frustrates many people (including me) who like and respect him personally: the vocal, unbending supporters who were/are unwilling to accept any outcome other than Dr. Paul in the White House…

On the first day of the largest state convention in calendar year 2012, he told his supporters that upon arriving in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, they were to “be respectful.”

The bottom line is that Dr. Paul and his son do not appear to be trying to blow up the Republican Party. They seem to realize that they have a better chance of advancing their goals in the long run by working within the system. For all the talk about being revolutionaries, Dr. Paul wants to see his movement become mainstream.

This has always been where Dr. Paul diverges from his most hard-core supporters. They often want an all-or-nothing approach, leaving them marginalized. Dr. Paul is willing to take what he can get now and come back for the rest later. This is not “selling out.” This is “pragmatism,” which does not have to be a dirty word.

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I realize it’s frustrating to hear Sen. Rand Paul endorse someone besides his father — especially a corporatist empty suit who flirts with Keynesianism and who shepherded key aspects of Obamacare into existence as governor of Massachusetts. But before you pounce, renounce and otherwise burn all the bridges, consider that the revolution can be evolutionary

If that involves making nice with Mitt Romney, so be it. Let’s not let our zeal blind us to the “adjacent possible.” In other words, don’t bulldoze the inroads you’ve made out of impatience or cynicism. You have moved the trenches forward. And having a strong liberty contingent close to any president means that president has a conscience speaking directly into his ear every single day…

There is a very strong argument to be made for letting the body politic bleed longer. That is, one could distance oneself from Romney, hoping he loses to the abysmal Obama in 2012. Then Rand Paul could run in 2016 with the support of both mainstream Republicans and Ron Paul revolutionaries. This is a fine idea except for the bleeding. That is: How much more can the Republic take of a Barack Obama administration? I know, I know. Obama and Romney are little different from your perspective. But consider that a Romney administration that includes Paul’s people — plus a well-composed Congress — could result in something really different from the rapid decline Obama is presiding over. Wishful thinking? No more so than counting on the stars aligning for a Rand Paul revolution four years from now.

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If the movement is about Ron Paul, then it never had a future. It was born terminally defective. If it’s about ideas and ideals, it will never die. The only Party in which it has a chance to thrive, though, is the GOP, and the GOP must nurture at least some of Paul’s ideals if it is to have any useful existence of its own…

Whether or not Paul’s supporters can vote for Romney, they have to find a way to remain within the GOP even if Romney is the candidate. If they leave, they’ll find it hard to impossible to get back in, and if they don’t get back in, they’ll have to find a third-party home. That’s the path to complete irrelevance. They don’t have to like or vote for Romney, but they need to get more of their people in statehouses and Congress, and the easiest way to do that will be as Republicans.

If they don’t find a way to square that circle, they’ll be a historical footnote, and America will be the worse for it. They might start by not spitting on Rand.

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I don’t get the nostalgia for GrowFins. I seem to remember him as a two-bit hack, like UES & ITM these days.

22044 on June 9, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Yep, definitely a good father.

I’m sure you’ve seen this.

PatriotGal2257 on June 9, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Perhaps Growfins will come back as monkeytail.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Grow Fins & DeathToAllMediaHacks were the vilest of trolls in the six or so years I have been posting here. The personal attacks and anti-American bile they spewed was beyond the pale…

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I don’t get the nostalgia for GrowFins. I seem to remember him as a two-bit hack, like UES & ITM these days.

22044 on June 9, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Her…I believe….

I could be wrong….

Electrongod on June 9, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I doubt a senator who would take a sledge hammer to the Federal Reserve is a likely VP for Mitt Romney.

Speakup on June 9, 2012 at 11:45 PM

WTF???

We are talking about our old trolls…
Completely ignoring our newer trolls..

They don’t make them like they used to..

Thanks Obama..

Electrongod on June 9, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I’m curious … what was it about? I’m sure it was long before I discovered this site.

PatriotGal2257 on June 9, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Lourdes was trading ad-hominem attacks with 2 or 3 others. It was many months ago, back when I was still a lurker, so I don’t remember a lot of the details, but I do recall that “goop” and “triangles” were involved somehow. After almost 2 days of this, Allah finally scolded them and closed the thread.

Benedict Nelson on June 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Max Borders

This is one of those articles that I would only be repeating myself by further comment. From time to time I like to hilight a comment from the articles commenters.

I think you’re the one who is confused as to what the bottom of a ravine looks like. Just because the majority of lemmings have lined up behind a Wall St backed flip flopper, doesn’t mean the rest of us will do the same.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

The current group of HA trolls are truly third tier at best.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:48 PM

or will you go down as Benedict Arnold incarnate,” threatened lionsuar7788. “We will never vote for Romney or your flimsy son.”…

Can you say, “Fickle?”

Just a couple of months ago, they were saying Romney=Obama, only Ron Paul can save us, etc. Now, it’s, “We will never vote for Romney or your flimsy son.”

“A Paulbot scorned…?”

RedCrow on June 9, 2012 at 11:43 PM

It used to be so much fun to torment the Ronulans, back before everybody recognized that they were nuttier than squirrel $shit, now it will be more like picking on special needs kids.

SWalker on June 9, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Her…I believe….

I could be wrong….

Electrongod on June 9, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Yeah, I ventured a guess.

22044 on June 9, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Its only a matter of who sucks the least. Argh.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Hello, Bmore & HA Crew.

And, as you well know, who sucks least between Obama and Romney is Romney. True, Rand Paul could have endorsed no one, but as Bmore implied, it wouldn’t look so great in 2016 or 2020.

RedCrow on June 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Electrongod on June 9, 2012 at 11:46 PM

It’s like any nostalgia …

Remember the old days when the trolls had to walk five miles in the snow to a library computer to post a reply?

PatriotGal2257 on June 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Benedict Nelson on June 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Oh, was it Allah? I thought it was Ed. That was like a couple of years ago, right?

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Voter from WA State on June 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I would suggest to you the plan is for him to turn into his Father.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM

We are talking about our old trolls…
Completely ignoring our newer trolls..

They don’t make them like they used to..

Thanks Obama..

Electrongod on June 9, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Romney 2012 -> better trolls on Hot Gas!

22044 on June 9, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Oh, was it Allah? I thought it was Ed. That was like a couple of years ago, right?

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Yes it was Allah. I only no this because Dire had directed me to read that thread a month or so ago. ; )

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Benedict Nelson on June 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Wow …

PatriotGal2257 on June 9, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Evening RedCrow, gonna be a hard thread for a tune that reflects the topic?

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I’m curious … what was it about? I’m sure it was long before I discovered this site.

PatriotGal2257 on June 9, 2012 at 11:28 PM

It was a Palin thread. That’s where all the action used to be before she announced she wasn’t running.

Kataklysmic on June 9, 2012 at 11:52 PM

SWalker on June 9, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Lol. Well…Okay, you said it better than I woulda. We’ve had more than our fair share of Ron-o-maniacs here at HA. (Still, I’d like to think that there are a few “grounded” Ron/Rand Paul acolytes out there.

RedCrow on June 9, 2012 at 11:52 PM

SWalker on June 9, 2012 at 11:41 PM

What? How can you be in San Diego and not bow to the altar of the Stars & Stripes that went down to Australia to wrest back America’s Cup from those dang dirty Aussies. It was turned into a shrine across the road from the Berkeley. I made my pilgrimage to the shrine just once, during the 1992 America’s Cup race. It was a religious experience.

Watching Dennis the Menace…not so much. With me, its about the machines.

cozmo on June 9, 2012 at 11:53 PM

The GOP wil Betray you!!..:)

PS..For the true cons..
The GOPe will betray you!..:)

Dire Straits on June 9, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Jim Picht

No one is spitting on Rand. Nor the Baby Dr. Paul.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:54 PM

I only wish I knew how to find the AnninCA F-Bomb thread, but Ed deleted a whole string of comments in that one, and she never got the hammer for it, It was about the proposed 0bamaCare at the time…

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Remember the old days when the trolls had to walk five miles in the snow to a library computer to post a reply?

PatriotGal2257 on June 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM

All up hill too..

Yeah…The good ol’ days.

Electrongod on June 9, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Kataklysmic on June 9, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Well, then. I can imagine the fireworks. :)

PatriotGal2257 on June 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Pete Cosey, innovative blues, R&B and jazz guitarist who played with Miles Davis, dies at 68: http://t.co/SGQiLmTz

Flora Duh on June 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM

What happened at Ace of Spades??..:)

Dire Straits on June 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM

PS..For the true cons..
The GOPe will betray you!..:)

Dire Straits on June 9, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Baby Dr. Paul would never betray you./ ; )

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Electrongod on June 9, 2012 at 11:54 PM

LOL

PatriotGal2257 on June 9, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Dire Straits on June 9, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Hey ‘bud, where in the vault is the AnninCa thread where she dropped the unfiltered, unedited F-Bomb over 0-Care?

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 11:56 PM

That’s where all the action used to be before she announced she wasn’t running.

Kataklysmic on June 9, 2012 at 11:52 PM

LoLz..Funny how they always turned into food fights!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 9, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Flora Duh on June 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Very sad.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Very clear here that Don Lemon does not believe Mitt would issue that waiver and that Mitt supports Obama Care.

Steveangell on June 9, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Steve, you seem to be a decent enough fellow. Do you live in the same world as most of us do? Romney is the nominee—like it or lump it. Obama is Hugo/Fidel lite. If Romney turns out to be bad we will just have to deal with that. Speaking for my pathetic self, I’ll just go for a new poking adventure since I’ve had enough of the current one.

arnold ziffel on June 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Evening RedCrow, gonna be a hard thread for a tune that reflects the topic?

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Perhaps. Say, I always thought that that was your rule. Had never heard it before. Also, I’m such a rebel that I never paid it any mind. Lol.

Still, one song comes immediately to mind. (I wonder: Does it apply to Paulians toward Rand, Rand toward Romney, Romney toward Rand…?? The possibilities…)

RedCrow on June 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Romney 2012 -> better trolls on Hot Gas!

22044 on June 9, 2012 at 11:50 PM

When Romney gets elected……

Can’t wait for the backlash…
here on HA…

224 days and 15 hours left….

Seem like eternity…

Electrongod on June 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Aqua Buddha is the man!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 9, 2012 at 11:58 PM

All up hill too..

Yeah…The good ol’ days.

Electrongod on June 9, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Uphill both ways.

The library computer had a state of the art 2800 bps modem.

22044 on June 9, 2012 at 11:58 PM

arnold ziffel on June 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Give up!!..The guy is a kook!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 9, 2012 at 11:59 PM

It was a Palin thread. That’s where all the action used to be before she announced she wasn’t running.

Kataklysmic on June 9, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I missed seeing that thread but I’ve seen some comments about it. Didn’t it include something about her eating steak?

Flora Duh on June 9, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Remember the old days when the trolls had to walk five miles in the snow to a library computer to post a reply?

PatriotGal2257 on June 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Yeah. Since then, Soros bought them a DSL line under their bridge.

RedCrow on June 9, 2012 at 11:59 PM

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Hold on a second!!..I’ll get back with you!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

22044 on June 9, 2012 at 11:58 PM

And Internet Explorer v. 1.2

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Weird Al – Good Old Days.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

What happened at Ace of Spades??..:)

Dire Straits on June 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Whats going on over there?

Kataklysmic on June 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

RedCrow on June 9, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Hahahahah

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 12:01 AM

The library computer had a state of the art 2800 bps modem.

22044 on June 9, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Just goes to show ya…

They could have phoned it in and saved the trip..

Stupid libs…

Electrongod on June 10, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Pete Cosey RIP

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Hold on a second!!..I’ll get back with you!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Oh, good. And Flora wants to read the Lourdes meltdown while your at it. TIA, good ‘bud…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Obama is Hugo/Fidel lite.

arnold ziffel on June 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM

C’mon, arnie. I don’t think you’re giving POTUS enough credit. Also, all we’ve seen so far is his first term, when he can’t be as “flexible” as he’d like.

RedCrow on June 10, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Remember, it is far better to write in Ron Paul or stay home in November and be an “honourable loser” than to support the “Mormon, Marxist Mitt” or “Muslim, Marxist Barack.”

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Heh, you bloody…it’s honorable :)

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Just goes to show ya…

They could have phoned it in and saved the trip..

Stupid libs…

Electrongod on June 10, 2012 at 12:01 AM

They were lean & mean back then, now they’re just fat & useless.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:03 AM

And Internet Explorer v. 1.2

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I am going back even further…

Windows 3.11 for WorkGroups.

a WinSock program…

Netscape…

A dial up modem at 28800…

Damn…

FaxBack was cool back then..

*faxback came before PDF…*

Electrongod on June 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

OT: Ladies and gentlemen, I have been communing with a little juice of the grape, as Chick Hearn used to say, but I have been patrolling this and the Nixon thread and I wanted to resurrect a comment I made there with your permission. You see, I just had this epiphany and, well, I guess this speaks for it self:

..you know, reading this thread brings me to the realization that a keg of beer (or two), dogs, burgers, brats, or whatever on a Saturday afternoon with a majority of you folks would be damned near a religious experience for me!

You folks are (with certain troll-like exceptions) are the greatest!

The War Planner on June 9, 2012 at 11:56 PM

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

RedCrow on June 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Thats funny, I just used that for 0 the other night. Great minds…………..never mind.

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

What happened at Ace of Spades??..:)

Dire Straits on June 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM

From what I could make out from his Tweets last night, Ace wants his comments section to be more kinder and gentler. He says he’s changing it to make people register before they can comment.

He also says he’s going to try to be more cheerful. Yeah, right.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Riiiiiiight… :D

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Really. He said that only Bmore may save his spot.

—————

Special regards to C_F.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Oh, good. And Flora wants to read the Lourdes meltdown while your at it. TIA, good ‘bud…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Now I’m wondering where the heII Dire keeps it. I mean I’d keep it on my computer machine. Not Dire he has a special vault. ; )

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

We love you too, my friend…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Aww, that’s so nice of you to say WP. Speaking for myself, the feeling’s mutual.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:08 AM

We love you too, my friend…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM

..thanks, O.C., that means a lot. By the way, my alma mater’s baseball team (ULCA) is headed to Omaha for the College WS. Take care of ‘em for me, will ya?

:-D

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 12:09 AM

What will should be Jerry Sandusky’s fate?

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Now I’m wondering where the heII Dire keeps it. I mean I’d keep it on my computer machine. Not Dire he has a special vault. ; )

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Now I’m curious too, even though I could probably read only one page before I’d start to gag.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Speaking for myself, the feeling’s mutual.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:08 AM

..I mean it, Florah. It’d be special!

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 12:10 AM

eating steak?

Flora Duh on June 9, 2012 at 11:59 PM

A lot of steak.

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Great idea. Red State has a gathering. How about it, Ed & AP?

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM

From what I could make out from his Tweets last night, Ace wants his comments section to be more kinder and gentler. He says he’s changing it to make people register before they can comment.

He also says he’s going to try to be more cheerful. Yeah, right.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Ace has a long post on it that I just got done reading. I have been hard on Ace in the past but I think he’s right on this one.

Kataklysmic on June 10, 2012 at 12:13 AM

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:08 AM

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I imagine it would be the ideal block party. What could go wrong?

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Ahh this thread makes me feel all smooshy inside.

I think meeting all of you would be a blast.

gophergirl on June 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

; ) As 7% would say. *clink!*

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM

gophergirl on June 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM

I’ve always wanted to give you a big ol’ bear hug darlin’
{{{HUGS}}}

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM

A lot of steak.

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Sounds like a meat tornado.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM

What happened at Ace of Spades??..:)

Dire Straits on June 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM

He also says he’s going to try to be more cheerful. Yeah, right.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Total meltdown. It’s been beyond weird since the Kimberlin stuff, and now this…?

John the Libertarian on June 10, 2012 at 12:17 AM

What’s funny.or sad.is that when you Google hot air.com Ann Inca and the expletive, you get a bizzilion hits. And they are all peoples reactions to her inane musings

tom daschle concerned on June 10, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Ron Paul supporters are admirable in their passion, but they don’t live in the real world. In the real world, libertarians will not win a straight-forward election or even candidacy. What they can do is influence the Republican Party to move towards libertarian principles. What better way to do that then to work with Romney?

Ron Paul has been also doing that through his caucus strategy so that he can have a seat at the table.

The Republican Party was foolish to push away Gary Johnson. If they had treated him like a serious candidate and included him in all of the debates, maybe he’d be the Republican Senate candidate now instead of joining the Libertarian Party. He was one of the best governors any state had and is still very popular in New Mexico. He would have been a great ally for Rand Paul and Jim DeMint in the Senate. Instead, he’ll be pulling votes away from Romney.

Common Sense on June 10, 2012 at 12:18 AM

woah, went into moderation for mentioning Kimberl!n

John the Libertarian on June 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM

tom daschle concerned on June 10, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Care to link that thread? I’m skeered of google…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Ace has a long post on it that I just got done reading. I have been hard on Ace in the past but I think he’s right on this one.

Kataklysmic on June 10, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Something needs to be done over there. I hardly visit the site anymore because the comment section usually turns into a vile romper room. I’m no prude, but there comes a point when some language has to become off-limits if a conservative blog wants to keep its creds.

This SWATting thing really has Ace both furious and terrified. I don’t blame him, because the whole thing is terrifying.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM

John the Libertarian on June 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Happened to me yesterday.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Electrongod on June 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Oh, yeah … I remember using Netscape.

I remember how disappointed I was seeing a photo I scanned on one of the first flatbed scanners in our office and using Photoshop 1 to enhance it, such as it was capable of doing at the time.

I remember thinking I’d seen better quality photocopies.

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Sorry oc. I couldn’t find her meltdown thread. My google fu sucks when I’m relegated to my phone. I’ll find it in the morning when I get home.

tom daschle concerned on June 10, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I’ve always wanted to give you a big ol’ bear hug darlin’
{{{HUGS}}}

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Ahhh you are too sweet.

The feeling is mutual.

gophergirl on June 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Good one, we’ll be tipsy for weeks, after Nov. 6, even though you can have all my grape goodness.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM

I gave up on that place a long time back. And it wasn’t because of the Tom foolery.

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Ahh this thread makes me feel all smooshy inside.

I think meeting all of you would be a blast.

gophergirl on June 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Same here. It would be great meeting all of you.

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM

I’ve never commented on AOS or LGF. HA was my first conservative blogspot, and I am also registered at Michelle Malkin’s blog and Twitcher, but I stay here the most. I also hang out on Lutheran spots…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:24 AM

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:02 AM

The meltdown thread is June 20, 2011 QOTD..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:25 AM

the comment section usually turns into a vile romper room

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM

It starts with Ace himself. He drops f-bombs and goes on rants like no one’s business. Funny how his recent move will more mirror HA.

John the Libertarian on June 10, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Y’all are startin’ to creep me out.

Before y’all weep and group hug, I think I’ll just step out.

But, if ALyT brings the bunny suit, I’m gonna’ be PO’ed.

cozmo on June 10, 2012 at 12:25 AM

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Will have to look up the AnninCA F-Bomb thread later..To be honest..I got to scanning the threads AnninCA was commenting in and started laughing and spending too much time..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:27 AM

This SWATting thing really has Ace both furious and terrified. I don’t blame him, because the whole thing is terrifying.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Especially that it is allowed to happen in the U.S., under a thuggish AG, who’s busy with inanities that are none of his business.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2012 at 12:27 AM

The meltdown thread is June 20, 2011 QOTD..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Lourdes, right?

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Dire Straits QOTD song. The obvious.

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Will have to look up the AnninCA F-Bomb thread later..To be honest..I got to scanning the threads AnninCA was commenting in and started laughing and spending too much time..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:27 AM

LMAOROF. She was just too much fun…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Yes it did get out of hand at times..Registration will be a good thing..Guess I will sign up Monday..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:30 AM

It starts with Ace himself. He drops f-bombs and goes on rants like no one’s business. Funny how his recent move will more mirror HA.

John the Libertarian on June 10, 2012 at 12:25 AM

I follow him on Twitter. It’s hilarious sometimes when he goes on one of his Twitter rants. It’s like everybody else in my Twitter stream just shuts down, lets him have his rant, then resumes their tweeting like nothing happened.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:30 AM

What is the SWAT thing?

SparkPlug on June 10, 2012 at 12:30 AM

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