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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LMAOROF. She was just too much fun…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:29 AM

rofl!!..Ahh the memories!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:31 AM

KOOLAID2!

Electrongod on June 9, 2012 at 9:35 PM

…ah no…been gone 10 hours to a wedding…now I have a bunch of threads to catch up on…you guys ignore Yeastinfection while I was gone?…don’t forget!…he had a mouthful…and can’t be distracted…

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Lourdes, right?

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Bingo!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:32 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

Did you see this story over at Breitbart?

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Dire. You could have linked it for the fine folks.

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:33 AM

LMAOROF. She was just too much fun…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:29 AM

rofl!!..Ahh the memories!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:31 AM

She had a chocolate pudding fixation rant that was a barrel of laughs. My ribs ached over that one…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Flora, thanks for the info/link. I have no faith in this AG, but it’s good that the Congress is getting involved.

Plus, this now.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2012 at 12:34 AM

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Don’t know what happened that night but Lourdes has bounced back to be a very good poster!!..:)

PS..Can’t say that for some of the others on that thread!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:35 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

Last time you split she brought out the bunny suit, hopped around and sang a song. But we had to promise not to tell you about it.

SparkPlug on June 10, 2012 at 12:35 AM

SparkPlug, when you click on this link, look to the right – all those links in red cover what is happening. You might want to read on it, over the next day or two. It’s very significant and dire.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Dire. You could have linked it for the fine folks.

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Of course…it starts w/ Sarah Palin.

Over 2K comments too! TLWR.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:37 AM

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

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

Thanks, Dire. I’m going to bookmark it for a little light reading. :)

Have to get going, so I’ll bid all of you goodnight and a restful night’s sleep.

PatriotGal2257 on June 10, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Fresh blackberry pie just served out of the oven by my better half. Pardon me.

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:38 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

I’ve never commented there either. And I’ve never even visited Chuckle’s LGF. Heard enough about it before hand to know I wouldn’t be interested in what he or his “fans” have to say.

I used to comment at Politico until about a year and half ago. Ugh! That’s where I became familiar with our recently banned troll, Elena Kagen, aka Green Goddess and L.I.G. at the Politico swamp.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Of course…it starts w/ Sarah Palin.

Over 2K comments too! TLWR.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Funny right? I sat here one evening for QOTD and read the entire thread. Funny!

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM

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

Ace is very sharp and does snark very well!!..I heard him on a radio show..He could do radio also!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I’ve never commented on AOS or LGF. …

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I got banned from LGF a few years ago when I made a comment about the pony-tailed cheeto-encrusted blogger’s anti-Christian rants and his unending support of non-causal spontaneous generation theory. Very thin-skinned indeed.

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 12:42 AM

OK, I read the last page. Nice snark by AP at the end, well played.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Out of respect to certain person I will let folks do that on their own!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Wow. Unbelievable. Thanks schad. These lefties are getting more extreme. SWATing? What will these creeps think if next.?

SparkPlug on June 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Out of respect to certain person I will let folks do that on their own!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Who Allah or the steak eater?

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Mitt supports Obama Care.

Steveangell on June 9, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Oh look the broken record is here.

gophergirl on June 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

…skip over those posts…picks the same boogers all the time…you would think it would get a different snot ONCE in a WHILE!

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 12:44 AM

..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

I agree very much. I would really like a HA cruise adventure. We would need some kind of secret code though because there are a few tables I don’t want to be seated at.
I’ll wear a pig lapel pin.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Elena got banned? She definitely wouldn’t be missed.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Interesting tune!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:46 AM

SparkPlug on June 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Keep in mind that Patterico is an assistant AG in CA and it happened to him. Imagine how helpless and unprotected others must be. Above all, it can’t be allowed to happen, for the sake of the entire land.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Who Allah or the steak eater?

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:44 AM

oLz..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Guess I should add that Chuckie had people fooled into thinking he had become a 9/12 conservative. There was a great bunch of folks at that blog while conservatism reigned. Chuckie only posted links and the commenters took off from there. He wasn’t really that interesting, it was the group that had gathered there that made it interesting. All of that group either quit or was banned (mostly the latter) and the blog became a hollow shell of its former self pretty much after the 2008 election when Cheeto-king swore fealty to Obama. Problem was, he was previously supporting a conservative blog and then banned and ran off the conservatives, since it was conservatives KOS and the left didn’t want him, so now he has pretty much a blog that would make some Psych student a very good graduate paper on dysfunctional behavior.

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 12:47 AM

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Funny SAD how many conservatives object to Christian Doctrine…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Funny right? I sat here one evening for QOTD and read the entire thread. Funny!

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Mmmm. Not a big fan of online flaming. To each their own, I guess.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:48 AM

What started the walk down Memory Lane?

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM

LMAOROF. She was just too much fun…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Maybe I missed something. I don’t think she was all that bad. Struck me as kind of a “Band Camp” person. Don’t ask her how she is doing cause she’ll tell you—–on and on. Meat loaf recipe and her daily business.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM

I’ll wear a pig lapel pin.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 12:45 AM

I’ll wear an American Flag…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Dire. You could have linked it for the fine folks.

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 12:33 AM

I could only read two pages before remembering why I didn’t go into Palin posts back then.

Those things got nasty and fast.

gophergirl on June 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM

What started the walk down Memory Lane?

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM

It was me, darlin’

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Those things got nasty and fast.

gophergirl on June 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Amen!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:51 AM

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Are you pinein’ for AnninCa in Texas?

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 12:52 AM

OK, I read the last page. Nice snark by AP at the end, well played.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:42 AM

I just read it too. rogerb’s comment seemed to sum things up quite nicely. LOL

I’ve been accessing the internet since 1995. I’ve seen odd things. I’ve seen very odd things. Yet somehow I think this might be in the top 10.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Maybe I missed something. I don’t think she was all that bad. Struck me as kind of a “Band Camp” person. Don’t ask her how she is doing cause she’ll tell you—–on and on. Meat loaf recipe and her daily business.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Thread diversion. She once posted how many squares of Charmin she used after peeing…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:53 AM

I could only read two pages before remembering why I didn’t go into Palin posts back then.

Those things got nasty and fast.

gophergirl on June 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM

I like Palin and probably always will, but it was impossible to find good commentary on threads like that.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 12:52 AM

I thought Liam was!!??!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Are you pinein’ for AnninCa in Texas?

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Just missing quality trolls…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Yeah, that was pretty good.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:55 AM

SAD how many conservatives object to Christian Doctrine…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Agree with that, but the ones on here are mostly not abusive. Chuckie was more than a non-believer, he is aggressively and militantly anti-Christian and a mocker. Thing is, he really wasn’t conservative, but more a liberal who got scared after 9/11 and then, when the terrorist threat was being neutralized sort of drifted back to his liberal roots. After the 2008 blowout, it was all over, he was back hard left and anti-conservative. Any conservatives who wrote conservative commentary on his blog were mocked, summarily banned and their comments deleted. If they made him mad enough, he would go back and delete years’ worth of their comments. Very 1984. Also very paranoid, he was absolutely meticulous about killing any web spiders crawling his site and only allowed search of comments on his site to registered users. Like I said, that blog would make someone a very good Psych graduate research project.

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 12:55 AM

I’ll wear an American Flag…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM

that’s too easy, there might be poseurs–Barry wears the flag when it suits him, Nancy has flag panties. There has to be some differentiation. You wear a Ben Nelson pin, Omaha Steaks or Cornhusker—-football.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Maybe I missed something. I don’t think she was all that bad. Struck me as kind of a “Band Camp” person. Don’t ask her how she is doing cause she’ll tell you—–on and on. Meat loaf recipe and her daily business.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Mmmm…meatloaf. Maybe I’ll do an in-site search for it.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:58 AM

You wear a Ben Nelson pin, Omaha Steaks or Cornhusker—-football.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 12:57 AM

{{{SHUDDERS}}}

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Thread diversion. She once posted how many squares of Charmin she used after peeing…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Sir, that was just wrong. How many after, you know—-stinky? :)

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Mmmm…meatloaf. Maybe I’ll do an in-site search for it.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I’m sure it had red wine in the recipe. She was/is a bigtime wino…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:01 AM

No luck…

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 1:01 AM

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:54 AM

I bet AP misses her to, she could really get the comment count up. She seemed so close to turnable, almost rational, then she would veer off into crazy land. I believe that if we had embraced abortion on command she would have done or believed anything else we said.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Thread diversion. She once posted how many squares of Charmin she used after peeing…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Sir, that was just wrong. How many after, you know—-stinky? :)

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Damn! I forgot to ask…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 12:53 AM

That’s a name I haven’t thought about in a long time. I don’t even remember what his deal was just some vague memory of annoyance.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I meant abortion on demand, not command.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Nancy has flag panties.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Hmm, you know this – how?

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:04 AM

I think the reason we don’t see our “better” trolls anymore is that many of them are specialists. Let Gov. Palin make some kind of a splash and they will all be front and center.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:01 AM

You were always so nice and sweet and gracious to her, I always felt bad for mocking her after you posted. She really missed your subtle snark…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Nancy has flag panties.
arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 12:57 AM

… and you know this, how?

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Wasn’t he from Hawaii, a guy we liked?

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Hmm, you know this – how?

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Well one time at a SF meet your Rep., things just got out of control. The Golden Gate, dinner and nice wine.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:09 AM

I’m sure it had red wine in the recipe. She was/is a bigtime wino…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Her posts tended to look like drunk posts, didn’t they?

Regarding adding wine to meatloaf, I’m no expert on cooking, but wouldn’t the alcohol be dissolved or something like that?

Or maybe that’s what winos are, they don’t know that…

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Hmm, you know this – how?

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Whoops, you beat me to it. I was out taking out my contacts and taking my Zirtec. Missed it by that much.

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Liam was a pretty good poster..His claim to fame was trying to moderate the atheling meltdown..That was donnybrook!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:32 AM

I would like to see this guys high profile donors come out publicly against him and cut off funds.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:10 AM

many of them are specialists. Let Gov. Palin make some kind of a splash and they will all be front and center.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Good obs. They lie in wait like the undead until summoned for their very special nasty talents.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Mmmm. Not a big fan of online flaming. To each their own, I guess.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 12:48 AM

No me either. I think what makes it funny for me is the way Allah finally shut it down, what 36 hours later and that many of those folks are still here and for the most part I have good relations with many of them. Palin does it to certain folks. Or they do it to themselves. Irrelevent. Rent Free and what. Funny!

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:52 AM

I really like the cut of rogerb’s jib. Great commenter!

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Regarding adding wine to meatloaf, I’m no expert on cooking, but wouldn’t the alcohol be dissolved or something like that?

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Not dissolved, it bakes out. Alcohol has a much lower boiling point than water (that’s why stills work), so in an oven or on the stove, any alcohol in an ingredient will steam out and the flavor of the liquid that contained the alcohol will remain. So, beer-marinated brats take on a hops flavor, wine marinated beef takes on a really good flavor (I can’t describe it, I just know I like it, especially for beef tips over rice or noodles)

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 1:13 AM

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:09 AM Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 1:10 AM

I have to admit to y’all that there was a time when I first got on here that I had to keep a list of who people were. Some because there names were so similar and others because they were infrequent in their comments.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I was lowkey in that thread. I take my posting privileges seriously…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Did you see this story over at Breitbart?

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Good call to action. Of course, the DOJ will sit on its hands.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Well one time at a SF meet your Rep., things just got out of control. The Golden Gate, dinner and nice wine.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:09 AM

But gentlemen don’t squeal about it in public.

Whoops, you beat me to it. I was out taking out my contacts and taking my Zirtec. Missed it by that much.

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 1:10 AM

After seeing his answer, I wish I’d have let you take that one. :-)

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Regarding adding wine to meatloaf, I’m no expert on cooking, but wouldn’t the alcohol be dissolved or something like that?

Or maybe that’s what winos are, they don’t know that…

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Now you can be a nice wino. I’ve heard of them. Yes the alcohol will dissipate in the meatloaf just as it does in the red sauce for Italian dishes. It does add flavor.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:15 AM

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Oddly enough many of the anti-Palin protagonists were HUGE supporters of Gov. Romney. All of which seem to have disappeared. I guess “Mission Accomplished”!.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:16 AM

I have to admit to y’all that there was a time when I first got on here that I had to keep a list of who people were. Some because there names were so similar and others because they were infrequent in their comments.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:13 AM

{{{LAUGHS}}}
Know whatcha’ mean darlin’
When I came back this time I thought inthemiddle was reasonable…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:17 AM

After seeing his answer, I wish I’d have let you take that one. :-)

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Flora, don’t be harsh. She slipped me a mickie, or a roofie, I can’t remember which.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:18 AM

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I never had the heart to tell my mother-in-law that she wasn’t getting giddy off of Rum cake.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I would like to see this guys high profile donors come out publicly against him and cut off funds.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Don’t count on Cindy. Michelle Malkin and others have repeatedly asked them on Twitter to do so. *crickets*

Good call to action. Of course, the DOJ will sit on its hands.

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Sadly, I think you’re right.

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Now you can be a nice wino. I’ve heard of them. Yes the alcohol will dissipate in the meatloaf just as it does in the red sauce for Italian dishes. It does add flavor.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Nice wino…reminds me of my college RA’s instructions for finals week. “If you must be a drunk, fine. But at least be a nice, considerate drunk.”

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I hear you!..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Not dissolved, it bakes out. Alcohol has a much lower boiling point than water (that’s why stills work), so in an oven or on the stove, any alcohol in an ingredient will steam out and the flavor of the liquid that contained the alcohol will remain. So, beer-marinated brats take on a hops flavor, wine marinated beef takes on a really good flavor (I can’t describe it, I just know I like it, especially for beef tips over rice or noodles)

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 1:13 AM

As German Lutherans we use any excuse to cook with Lutheran beverage…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Nancy has flag panties.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Hmm, you know this – how?

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:04 AM

arnold has underwear garments confused I believe.

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 1:21 AM

After seeing his answer, I wish I’d have let you take that one. :-)

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:15 AM

LOL Yeah, that was a bit more information than is good for the digestive tract, wasn’t it?

Not quite Helen Thomas nasty, but close.

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Oddly enough many of the anti-Palin protagonists were HUGE supporters of Gov. Romney. All of which seem to have disappeared. I guess “Mission Accomplished”!.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Lets just say that arnold remembers those sweethearts. Mitt is all we got going for us at this point so I’m on board. Even now some of his early supporters are saying “see he’s doing fine, I told you so, etc.” He seems to be more agile or aggressive than McQueeg so we shall see.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Flora, don’t be harsh. She slipped me a mickie, or a roofie, I can’t remember which.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:18 AM

You’re right Arnold, I’m sorry, I shouldn’t be so harsh.

And now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a bag of pork rinds in the kitchen calling my name.

;-)

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:23 AM

As German Lutherans we use any excuse to cook with Lutheran beverage…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:21 AM

I kind of hit both of them, didn’t I?

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 1:23 AM

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:14 AM

As usual OC, smart move. ; )

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Good Night Flora, Pleasant Dreams. P.S. Good one on the favorite little piggy. ; )

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Stop, you’re giving me the PTNPSD all over again.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:25 AM

arnold has underwear garments confused I believe.

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 1:21 AM

WHY would you do that to friends?

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:26 AM

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:23 AM

He’ll probably be okay as long as he doesn’t rehire Schmidt and that Nicole (??) chick.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Dear Lord!!!

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:27 AM

He seems to be more agile or aggressive than McQueeg so we shall see.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Roger that. It has been good to see his campaign being so aggressive. That dude that the NYT was feting the other day who ran the McLame campaign is now a democrat hero apparently. Almost like he was working for them the whole time, isn’t it? And McLame didn’t catch on.

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 1:27 AM

WHY would you do that to friends?

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Cause I love my friends. LOL! You should see what I send my enemies. ; )

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Yuck. Was that Nanzi?

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:28 AM

And now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a bag of pork rinds in the kitchen calling my name.

;-)

Flora Duh on June 10, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Enjoy. I just had a bag of potato chips. Bloomberg hasn’t banned those yet. :)

22044 on June 10, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Dear Lord!!!

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:27 AM

No I’m afraid the Lord can’t help with that. ; )

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 1:28 AM

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Sometimes I come into a thread that is so far along that anything I could say would either be repetitive or useless. They are still fun to read. We have some really intelligent and clever people at Hot Air, they know about stuff I haven’t even thought about.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Registration will be a good thing..Guess I will sign up Monday..:)

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

I post there from time to time, but always feel like no one’s really reading any of the posts, just jumping in with a raunchy joke until they think of another.

John the Libertarian on June 10, 2012 at 1:29 AM

He’ll probably be okay as long as he doesn’t rehire Schmidt and that Nicole (??) chick.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Wonder if the NYT and libs have a “Hero of the DNC” award. Schmidt is being treated as one right now.

/Yeah, that similarity in the award name, it was deliberate

AZfederalist on June 10, 2012 at 1:30 AM

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