Quotes of the day

posted at 9:31 pm on June 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

The new media rose up precisely because the old media failed to tell the truth. That very first new media breakthrough was about 15 years ago when this lowly little store clerk in a lowly little apartment equipped with his computer and a modem broke one of the biggest stories of the decade. His name was Matt Drudge and the rest is history. And in hindsight, we see that the story he broke was more than just a president having an affair. To me it was much, much more than that. It was about a major old media publication that had spiked the story eleven times. And they knew all about it. Eleven times! Not just once to check their facts. Not twice just to double-check. Eleven times they spiked the story. Why? Because as charter members of that Democrat Media Complex they were protecting their guy. So, when a fellow with a modem and a website found out about this, he decided to tell the truth they refused to tell. And oh how that old media cried foul and they howled. They denounced Drudge as irresponsible and unprofessional and even dangerous and anti-everything from motherhood to apple pie. How dare that nobody from nowhere without a degree or a pedigree try to influence the national discourse. But the real reason they feared him was because he wasn’t beholden to the old media’s machine and the Thought Police. Unshackled, he was free. And a few months later, Drudge got to speak at the National Press Club in DC. He predicted the future in his speech there. He said, “We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices. Every citizen can be a reporter, can take on the powers that be….I envision a future where there’ll be 300 million reporters, where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason. It’s freedom of participation absolutely realized.” Thus the birth of citizen journalism, and you are the future he predicted!

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Palin was clearly a draw for many RightOnline attendees.

“We’re Palin patriots,” Susan Rodgers of Seattle, Wash., with her husband Prentice, to POLITICO. “The minute we heard that she was speaking, we signed up and bought tickets.”

“She’s recharging,” Prentice said, when asked if Palin was becoming less relevant losing in 2008 as John McCain’s running mate. “She’s reloading.”

“Don’t say that!” scolded his wife, jokingly.

“She’s targeting new opportunities,” Prentice said, laughing.

Also spotted at the Palin speech: a bag, owned by a conference attendee, with a bumper sticker that read, “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Palin!”

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Via the Right Scoop.


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Hi, DC! I’m curious. Is the anime(sp?) type stuff just a calling card of that group, or is it widely used in Asian vids?

4Grace on June 17, 2012 at 2:41 AM

I think that’s the only one that group (2NE1 from Korea) has done. It doesn’t seem to be too common in general.

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 2:43 AM

I manscape…I’m totally fine with that

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 2:39 AM

ROFL, you gotta stop with that. (So, you gonna get bejeweled? I hear that’s the latest.)

4Grace on June 17, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Out of all of it, a few things I’m serious about. A short story that’s sci-fi; basically the last 15 minutes in the mind of a last survivor of something terrible. And the novel, for sure. It’s … horror/fantasy; a boy’s sister “gets sick” and he has to take care of her. He hides her and defends her; she saves him, and everyone else. It’s really all pretty good. I think.

I dunno.

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 2:39 AM

This part I find very appealing. I always was a fan of Rod Sterling. Do you remember the one with Burgess Meridith ? Hope I got that correct, I liked it. Here is an idea, its about a group of commenters that are trapped inside a blog, patiently and nervously watching while the world outside and around them collapses. What do you think?

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 2:45 AM

another special Father’s Day video

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 2:46 AM

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 2:43 AM

Sigh. Why’s it never SDN48 or something?

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 2:47 AM

14:36 on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Sounds like a nice time for some coffee. I love coffee.

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 2:47 AM

I guess while we’re here. Heh.

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 2:48 AM

14:36 on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Here, a decent rain song to go with the coffee.

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 2:49 AM

that link hurt my brain Axe

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 2:50 AM

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 2:45 AM

That Burgess Meredith episode is one of the best. I’m not sure who had the most appearances on Twilight Zone, but I’m guessing one of these:
Burgess Meredith
Jack Klugman
The dude whose name escapes me (I’ll look it up)

I believe that show was Robert Redford’s debut. He played Death. Remember that one?

4Grace on June 17, 2012 at 2:50 AM

Here is an idea, its about a group of commenters that are trapped inside a blog, patiently and nervously watching while the world outside and around them collapses. What do you think?

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Blogging the end of the world?

I love it.

… but.

… not sure what the atmosphere would be. Might be a little dry out of necessity, wouldn’t it? Or it wouldn’t be “believable.”

… no, they are “trapped.”

That whole idea goes to some cool places Bmore.

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 2:51 AM

that kicked @ss Bmore, never heard those guys

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 2:52 AM

4Grace on June 17, 2012 at 2:50 AM

I loved them all. I just thought Sterling was the coolest dude in the whole world.

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Sigh. Why’s it never SDN48 or something?

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 2:47 AM

How about some Girl’s Generation instead?

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 2:53 AM

that link hurt my brain Axe

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 2:50 AM

Fine. Snob. I’ll restrict myself to “cool” and “enjoyable” and stuff.

Mostly. :)

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 2:54 AM

You should listen to all their stuff. Its all very good I think. Mark Sandman died so they are no more. Watch the live stuff. Two string bass, a drummer that can actually keep time and a cat that plays good sax, sometimes two.

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 2:55 AM

haha, not on my account I hope. My brain is always a little itchy anyway

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 2:56 AM

4Grace on June 17, 2012 at 2:50 AM

I loved them all. I just thought Sterling was the coolest dude in the whole world.

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 2:53 AM

When I was in college back in the 80′s my vocal coach was a man named Micheal Pollack, he wife was the famous opera singer Beverly Sill’s. Rod Serling was one of Micheal’s boyhood friends. He had about a half a dozen of the original Twilight Zone scripts that he had gotten from Rod over the years. Try as I might I never could get him to surrender any of those scripts… ;p

SWalker on June 17, 2012 at 2:57 AM

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Er … OK.

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 2:57 AM

Here, a decent rain song to go with the coffee.

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 2:49 AM

Thanks, I like it! Coffee’s a good idea. I’ll go get some.

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 2:57 AM

SWalker on June 17, 2012 at 2:57 AM

Ohhhh, how sweet would that be?

4Grace on June 17, 2012 at 3:00 AM

a drummer that can actually keep time

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 2:55 AM

No. Such. Thing.

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Gotta get to bed. Still dragging from last night. lol

Goodnight, guys and gals.

4Grace on June 17, 2012 at 3:01 AM

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Er … OK.

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 2:57 AM

About 5% of my bookmarks come from my nemesis. Is that normal?

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 3:02 AM

4Grace on June 17, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Night Grace.

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Goodnight, guys and gals.

4Grace on June 17, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Say Good night Gracie… Goodnight Gracie… :)

SWalker on June 17, 2012 at 3:02 AM

SWalker on June 17, 2012 at 2:57 AM

Not hard to understand why he might want to hang on to them. LOL! I noticed upthread from the vids you loaded your nic. I remember you from when all I could do was read the comments and not comment. You’ll have to refresh my memory sometime as to what went down.

Slade, homework for you , photos and Morphine.

Axe, when you get famous off my idea for a thriller in the genre of Sterlings stuff about those poor, poor commenters. I want a shout out when you hit the stage at the Acadamy Awards show.

To all the rest of my friends here.

Good Night All.

P.S. See you at the place in the woods 4Grace. ; )

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 3:03 AM

About 5% of my bookmarks come from my nemesis. Is that normal?

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Define “normal” then mail me 5 bucks and I’ll tell you in the morning… ;p

SWalker on June 17, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Not a fantastical one of them shall flout me out of my calling.

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 3:04 AM

see ya 4grace

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 3:04 AM

About 5% of my bookmarks come from my nemesis. Is that normal?

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Seems low.

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 3:05 AM

later B unit

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Well it’s time for me to turn into a pumpkin, so off to the pumpkin patch with me as well. Ya’ll have a nice night… :)

SWalker on June 17, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 2:43 AM

lolz..We all get that twenty..thirty year nap!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 17, 2012 at 3:08 AM

SWalker on June 17, 2012 at 3:06 AM

I’ll follow you out. All done tonight I guess. Night everyone. Going to go rip off Bmore.

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 3:09 AM

4Grace on June 17, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Enjoyed it!..Later!..:)

Dire Straits on June 17, 2012 at 3:09 AM

SWalker on June 17, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Enjoyed It!..Later!..:)

Dire Straits on June 17, 2012 at 3:10 AM

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Enjoyed it!..Later!..:)

Dire Straits on June 17, 2012 at 3:11 AM

lolz..We all get that twenty..thirty year nap!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 17, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Well, if it’s normal I’m not gonna sweat it. :) Night dire.

lol … equatorial Africa.

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Here’s for all of you turning in.

G’night!

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 3:11 AM

I hear you!..:)

Dire Straits on June 17, 2012 at 3:16 AM

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Nice tune!!..Enjoyed it!..Later!..:)

Dire Straits on June 17, 2012 at 3:21 AM

Here’s for all of you turning in.

G’night!

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Thank You. That was very pretty. Nice story too.

Night Owl on June 17, 2012 at 3:24 AM

Thank You. That was very pretty. Nice story too.

Night Owl on June 17, 2012 at 3:24 AM

You’re welcome! My wife is practicing her guzheng in the next room which reminded me of it.

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 3:28 AM

Rain in Jiangnan‘ for this rainy day in Jiangnan.

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 3:57 AM

Sorry I missed the party tonight.

However, today was a very, very cool day for me. Let me put it this way: You’ll never meet as gracious a guy, or someone as fascinating to talk with than James O’Keefe. He was here in Vegas Saturday to give his speech at Right OnLine, and I was fortunate enough to have a chance to have a great conversation with him early this afternoon. Get this too – he’s very animated about his latest Project, the results of which he’ll be releasing soon.

Tip his jar here guys, as much as possible. What he’s doing with Project Veritas is more courageous and vital to our republic than most anything I know of – O’Keefe is piercing all the veils, and shining white, hot light where these slimy, conniving corruptocrats really don’t want it shone. It’s hurting them and they utterly fear where James O’Keefe will turn up next. Best kind of guy on earth to have in a foxhole with you, and that’s high praise where I’m from.

Harbingeing on June 17, 2012 at 4:09 AM

But will not this superior reasoning scare the hell out of independents and result in the election of Obama for a second term? Remember, we can’t repeat the mistakes of 2008.

richardporter on June 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I suspect that a lot of folks who call themselves republicans are really far from being conservatives and would be far more comfortable with an “Independent Party” thereby avoiding having genuine principles and fighting for them.

Thank God such thinking didn’t prevail during revolutionary times. There is no middle ground with evil–namely those who seek to destroy freedom and our constitutional form of governance, which recognizes that our rights come from Nature’s God and not a worldly state. What we have now is a lot of folks who have no problem trading away those precious rights -many of them in the GOP.

Sarah understands this basic reality.

Don L on June 17, 2012 at 4:41 AM

Harbingeing on June 17, 2012 at 4:09 AM

That was pretty cool. I admire someone who does more than just talk, and he sure is that. So were you at the conference?

Night Owl on June 17, 2012 at 5:06 AM

You’re welcome! My wife is practicing her guzheng in the next room which reminded me of it.

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 3:28 AM

I played that for my daughter, who is twelve, and she liked it too. Then she told me to look up “The Spinning Song” with English translation. I don’t know how to link it, but it is really nice too!

Night Owl on June 17, 2012 at 5:09 AM

I played that for my daughter, who is twelve, and she liked it too. Then she told me to look up “The Spinning Song” with English translation. I don’t know how to link it, but it is really nice too!

Night Owl on June 17, 2012 at 5:09 AM

I found it. Thanks!

DarkCurrent on June 17, 2012 at 6:06 AM

Didn’t watch the video because I’m preoccupied with the thing with the open borders that Obama was promoting this week.

But if Palin ran I would of gone door to door. I saw her a few times and it was inspiring. She’s not perfect. She got glaring flaws but there are things she can do that almost no one else can. She is #1 at firing up a crowd. She’s the most inspirational pol that I’ve seen. And she’s got that clean clean 30k emails clean past. Also, she like Reagan before her, is best at making the straight case for limited government, strong morals and a hard working pioneering spirit.

I think those bus stunts last summer were jinky. I still don’t know what she was doing???

BoxHead1 on June 17, 2012 at 6:18 AM

But if Palin ran I would of gone door to door. I saw her a few times and it was inspiring. She’s not perfect. She got glaring flaws but there are things she can do that almost no one else can. She is #1 at firing up a crowd. She’s the most inspirational pol that I’ve seen. And she’s got that clean clean 30k emails clean past. Also, she like Reagan before her, is best at making the straight case for limited government, strong morals and a hard working pioneering spirit.

I think those bus stunts last summer were jinky. I still don’t know what she was doing???

BoxHead1 on June 17, 2012 at 6:18 AM

I agree with your first paragraph.

As for the bus tour, I really think Sarah was undecided right until the last minute. I think she did the bus tour to see if she really wanted to do it and see if her family really wanted her to run.

Above all Sarah is honest and trustworthy, I don’t see any ulterior motives for the bus tour.

LevinFan on June 17, 2012 at 6:33 AM

But if Palin ran I would of HAVE gone door to door.

BoxHead1 on June 17, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Above all Sarah is honest and trustworthy, I don’t see any ulterior motives for the bus tour.

LevinFan on June 17, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha..yeah,right…ok……sure…
LOL!!

Seriously, there are ALWAYS ulterior motive. In Mrs. Palin’s case, it’s money and adoration. And, there is nothing wrong with that. Just don’t confuse her with someone capable of talking about the economy or foreign policy from the standpoint of experience.

DevilsPrinciple on June 17, 2012 at 6:45 AM

motives ^

DevilsPrinciple on June 17, 2012 at 6:46 AM

Above all Sarah is honest and trustworthy, I don’t see any ulterior motives for the bus tour.

LevinFan on June 17, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Good Morning.

I didn’t see a specific “ulterior motive” but the bus tour was a good deal of self promotion for …what???

I don’t believe she was going to run. Ste never set up the organization. 04p was a great resource that any of the others would have died for but it was not funded and it was disorganized (though highly organized considering it was unfunded). Mitt was the only one in there to win it. Palin was not trying to win.

BoxHead1 on June 17, 2012 at 6:52 AM

DevilsPrinciple on June 17, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Did HA hire a editor for the comments. Hey lil devil, you don’t have to worry about mine. My grammar has been piss poor all my life. But it’s funny, they didn’t give me a test at the registration.

BoxHead1 on June 17, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Happy Father’s Day to all the Hot Air dad’s!

Night Owl on June 17, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Happy Father’s Day to all the Hot Air dads!

Night Owl on June 17, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Oops!

Night Owl on June 17, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Mitt was the only one in there to win it. Palin was not trying to win.

BoxHead1 on June 17, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Sarah was going to run an unconventional campaign. the elite shut her down.the rnc would have used all their resources to destroy. she couldn’t fight two fronts.

heard her speak lately? she’s not referring to herself as a republican and still hasn’t mentioned mitts name.

the resistance continues.

renalin on June 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM

Sandusky trial update:

Sandusky is being examined by a psychiatrist today to determine if he “suffers” from mental illness, before his trial resumes tomorrow. In other words, his trial is going badly for him, so it’s time to try the insanity defense.

Night Owl on June 17, 2012 at 7:24 AM

I saw somebody post earlier about how the real leader of the GOP had spoken, as if you’re 100% in for Romney you can’t have other opinions…

I totally support Sarah Palin…I think she can do great things..But I also support Mitt Romney a 100% and know he’s gonna rock this shit and win….supporting either one isn’t mutually exclusive….One I support as a current GOP warrior and one I support as the 110% GOP badass for President of the United States…I think it’s gonnna be great!

jaygatz33 on June 17, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Sarah Palin is awesome!
NOMITTNOBAMA 2012

Pragmatic on June 17, 2012 at 7:45 AM

The Palin army marches on, picking up recruits along the way…

idesign on June 17, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Her delivery is still a trainwreck…but OMG she looks smokin.

budfox on June 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Perhaps, your thinking with the wrong head.

I like her candid delivery..not some slick polished political BS.
But thats just me.

bazil9 on June 16, 2012 at 11:25 PM

That’s the thing. The inflection, cadence, etc… of her speeches does not exist in candid interviews. Like Barry, she has a politician voice that people think is natural, when it’s not.

Go watch the interview she did with Beck and few years ago, or her appearance in Iowa from a few months back. Reporters even noted the difference.

budfox on June 17, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Her delivery is still a trainwreck…but OMG she looks smokin.

budfox on June 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Amen. First thought I had was “good lord, she looks fantastic!” Gotta give her that.

Jaibones on June 17, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Amen. First thought I had was “good lord, she looks fantastic!” Gotta give her that.

Jaibones on June 17, 2012 at 9:08 AM

It really stood out to me, because the last time I saw her was on Greta, where for some reason, she thought super-low kewl bangs would work. Instead, she looked like Cousin Itt minus the derby hat.

budfox on June 17, 2012 at 9:28 AM

the resistance continues.

renalin on June 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM

Viva la Résistance!

Fallon on June 17, 2012 at 9:31 AM

she thought super-low kewl bangs would work.

budfox on June 17, 2012 at 9:28 AM

I thought she was poking fun at Anna Wintour.

Fallon on June 17, 2012 at 9:32 AM

You sound like a 15 year old girl…LOL

Do you also have a critique of Romney’s hair, voice, appearance?

Too funny!

idesign on June 17, 2012 at 9:40 AM

You sound like a 15 year old girl…LOL

Do you also have a critique of Romney’s hair, voice, appearance?

Too funny!

idesign on June 17, 2012 at 9:40 AM

budfox on June 17, 2012 at 9:28 AM

That was for you…:)

idesign on June 17, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Sarah, you still got it, girl. Keep going! We’re praying for you and your family!

Oh and Ed, be sure to post the boss emeritus’s speech! Look forward to that. Michelle has been at the center of the Tea Party from day one.

Christian Conservative on June 17, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Christian Conservative on June 17, 2012 at 10:39 AM

I didn’t even realize Ed was there until I went to gatewaypundit.

Cindy Munford on June 17, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Todd is one blessed man.

MiloX on June 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Great speech. Its too bad she’s not in some type of office to put it to use.

TX-96 on June 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Note that the haters only critique Mrs. Palin’s speech pattern, delivery, appearance, mannerism, etc. etc. But never ever, I repeat never ever, her message. Why is that? Oh, I don’t know maybe because she is nearly always right. Crony capitalism, career politicians, the corrupt media, the need to exploit America’s own resources, faith and family, the importance of every human life, etc. etc. All of those are the core of her, and ours, beliefs. They are everything we could hope in a candidate. And yet the haters can’t let go of the petty. Maybe it is all they have to hang their hate on. Sad.

Tarnsman on June 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

CUDA

Metro on June 17, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Sarah 2016!….after Rmoney gets elected, and America still crashes “it’s a no-winner” for Romney, ‘inheriting’ Zero’s disaster….

Who is John Galt on June 17, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Just don’t confuse her with someone capable of talking about the economy or foreign policy from the standpoint of experience.

DevilsPrinciple on June 17, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Compared to…Obama??

SKYFOX on June 18, 2012 at 7:09 AM

Usually, the messages Sarah delivers make sense and I agree with them. After listening to a few minutes of this speech, however, I am convinced that the way in which she delivers those messages needs to improve. She repeatedly addresses her audience in a tone of voice commensurate with that used in talking to a classroom of first-graders. Sarah is addressing serious subjects and her manner of speaking needs to reflect that seriousness as well as the high intelligence of her audience. She has the potential to be twice as powerful a public speaker as she is presently but IMHO this is holding her back.

OneVision on June 18, 2012 at 7:31 AM

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