Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on August 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

Mr. Reid appears to be once again reprising a rhetorical technique he has mastered over 25 years in the Senate: repeatedly needling his Republican adversaries in ways that often push the boundaries of political propriety.

During the 2008 campaign, Mr. Reid repeatedly taunted Senator John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, saying he should show leadership. He told a Las Vegas newspaper, “I can’t stand John McCain.”…

Mr. Reid called Senator Bill Frist, the Republican leader from 2003 to 2007, “amateurish,” and said in 2007 that Gen. Peter Pace, then the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was “incompetent.” Mr. Reid once said that Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was “one of the biggest political hacks we have in Washington.”

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The ruthless Senate majority leader sees political gold in his attack on Romney — and he’s got the blessing from President Barack Obama’s campaign for the attack, even if he lacks evidence on Romney’s failure to pay taxes…

On top of that, his aides say, Reid genuinely believes his source — an old friend and longtime investor at Romney’s former company Bain Capital — who told the Senate majority leader a couple months back that the GOP nominee didn’t pay taxes for at least a decade…

“What’s the downside? Jon Stewart getting all serious and haughty? Harry Reid could not care less,” said one Reid confidante. “There is no one in politics with a thicker skin. He’s having the last laugh. Reid’s strategy is working. It’s filling news holes and driving conversations.”…

Asked if the Obama campaign agreed with Reid’s comments, Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said: “Reflecting the growing number of questions Americans have about Mitt Romney’s finances, Sen. Reid rightfully pointed out that Gov. Romney has something to hide.”

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According to a source familiar with Reid’s thinking, the majority leader, a former boxer, considers himself a political street fighter now, willing to throw a punch and get hit back big time for a cause. In this case, the cause is making sure the topic of Romney’s tax returns remains in the news, and in the campaign narrative.

The source said Reid is “happy to mix it up and put this back in the news” and added the “finger waggers of the Acela corridor won’t dissuade him from speaking his mind.”

Reid, the source said, is unconcerned about the hits he is taking on making unsubstantiated claims, because the Democratic base is fired up…

“I’ve known Sen. Reid for many, many years, and occasionally he displays some rather erratic behavior,” McCain said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” “To accuse someone of doing something without a shred of proof–that the allegation has any substance–is really something I, frankly, don’t understand.”

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“I’m not sure what that line is for him. He keeps moving it further and further,” Ralston said when asked whether Reid crossed the line of propriety. “There are two sides to Reid. He says some intemperate things and he’s not very polished with the media. Then there’s the other side of Reid that is incredibly calculating. He has a goal in mind and he’s sticking fast to it.”…

“It’s absolutely constructive and a very important role not only for getting Obama’s back but also for America,” said Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Progressive Congress. “What frustrates me is Reid seems to be the only one. I’d like to see more senators, more surrogates and more Republicans call out Romney for not doing what other candidates have done, release their tax returns. Thank God for Harry Reid.”…

Thomas F. Schaller, a political science professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, said Republicans cannot blame Reid because they did not condemn attacks against Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) war record during the 2004 presidential campaign.

“Mitch McConnell and the Republican crowd weren’t saying the Republican attack on John Kerry was beyond the pale. If that’s not offside, this isn’t offside,” he said. “For years Democrats were criticized for not being tough enough and when they get tough they get criticized for being over the line.”

***

Spew first and sweat the details later, or never. Speak loosely and carry a stick-thin collection of backup materials, or none at all. That’s the M.O. of the moment, familiar from the past but in particularly galling and profuse flower of late.

It has spread beyond the practiced rabble-rousers of the far right, and Democrats are exuberantly getting in on this unbecoming, corrosive game. For many years they bemoaned an unfair fight: Republicans were by and large willing to play faster, looser and flat-out nastier than they were. Is there as much credibility to that lament today?

DO one tribe’s antics justify the other’s? Is this a road we really want to continue barreling down? We’re already on it, thanks in part to a presidential contest in which each candidate’s main pitch — I’m not half as awful as the other guy — points everything in a negative direction.

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Reid signaled Friday that he’s not relenting in his attacks. He accused Romney of being “the most secretive presidential candidate since Richard Nixon” and pointed out that even nominees overseen by the Senate Finance Committee have to produce more tax returns that Romney is willing to release.

“Forget about president — Mitt Romney couldn’t get confirmed as a cabinet secretary,” Reid said. “The contents of the one year of returns he has released would probably be enough to tank his nomination anyway: secret overseas bank accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands, tax avoidance tricks and a lower tax rate than middle-class families pay.”

***

MARTIN: And that’s politics. The bottom line is if the shoe was reversed, I guarantee –

PONNURU: So why are you playing it Roland?

MARTIN: — you the “National Review” and the GOP would be all over the Democrats saying release your taxes and you know it.

PONNURU: The “National Review” said that Romney should release his taxes.

MARTIN: OK.

PONNURU: That doesn’t make this not a McCarthyite low blow on the part of Harry Reid.

MARTIN: Ah.

PONNURU: You’ve got to call these things as you see them, not just be a political hack for your –

MARTIN: I do.

PONNURU: — for your team, Roland!

***

“Paul, you cannot defend Harry Reid on this,” said Cooper. “Can you? Seriously?”

“You watch me,” answered Begala. “First off, there’s tons of evidence. The one release that he prettied up…”

“There is evidence that he hasn’t paid taxes in 10 years,” asked Cooper.

“There’s evidence of tax avoidance. Incredibly aggressive tax avoidance,” replied Begala.

Cooper pointed out that “tax avoidance” was not the allegation that Reid made against Romney…

“I’ve been doing this for 28 years. When politicians don’t disclose their taxes it’s because they can’t,” Begala concluded.


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We don’t need a coreless buffoon who will over tax working Americans in the WH

Uppereastside on August 4, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Comment of the night!!!

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:22 AM

PS: The title of his note, as well as the fact that he would be interested in such, should not surprise anyone who has an inkling of his radicalism.

Resist We Much on August 5, 2012 at 12:16 AM

..RWM, who was it that deconstructed The Light Bringer’s grammatical vapidness?

Oh yeah, it was here.

The War Planner on August 5, 2012 at 12:22 AM

TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM

If this is true, Fluke her, not in a good way.

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 11:39 PM

During the one ceremony when the entire team received the team gold she didn’t sing, (4 of the other girls didn’t sing in this ceremony either) but she certainly did have her little hand over her heart. Starts at 2:52 and it shows very clearly.

2012 Olympics: Women’s Team Gymnastics Medal Ceremony

LazyHips on August 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Surely you must have thought about this, so what are your thoughts as to why he has failed to release them?

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 12:08 AM

As I have said numerous times here, I don’t give a phuck what Obama’s grades were in college. I don’t give a phuck if Romney beat up some kid in college for being a nerd. What I do care about is if a “potential” president is evading taxes. A billionaire evading taxes is an automatic tax increase for the middle class.

You show me any evidence Obama evaded taxes and I will be on him like white on rice.

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Resist We Much on August 5, 2012 at 12:16 AM

What.A.Ghoul.!.

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I would agree w/ TXUS only if I saw the girl acting poorly in other ways–ie, w/ teammates, fans, news guys etc….however, i saw none of that from her—just the opposite.

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:24 AM

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 12:09 AM

In the ’80′s? And Now? :)

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:24 AM

A billionaire evading taxes is an automatic tax increase for the middle class.

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM

huh?

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I find myself in the midst of so many respectable people of superiour taste and refinement here that I am unequal to the task reciprocating in kind. And the reason for that is

I was born in the wagon of a travelling show
My momma used to dance for the money they’d throw

SparkPlug on August 5, 2012 at 12:25 AM

(1) Just blew in after three hits of Swedish single malt whiskey. (Don’t ask.)

The War Planner on August 5, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Of course I’ll ask, its me.

Another one one of those “if three shots doesn’t get the taste out, nothing will” episodes?

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Comment of the night!!!

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:22 AM

..please tell this pederastic buggerer of little waifs that he is a pervert and he needs to stop going to the hamper to sniff his mom’s besotted underwear.

Also, fer crissakes, someone give him the URL that Rove gave out so this tool will STFU about the goddam tax returns.

The War Planner on August 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Couldn’t find a video of them singing the entire thing but this video talks about it towards the end.

I remember this because it was so cool

soccer singing

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM

LazyHips on August 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Good on her, for that event. Thanks.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM

..RWM, who was it that deconstructed The Light Bringer’s grammatical vapidness?

Oh yeah, it was here.

The War Planner on August 5, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I know. I was being facetious.

Resist We Much on August 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM

I’d call intentionally bankrupting energy producers, allowing the current tax policy to revert to a higher tax burden, and the implementation of ObamaTax aka Affordable Care Act to be a trifecta of death to the middle class.

But that’s your Obama!

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 12:27 AM

huh?

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Roll with it.

UES is as out of material as inthemiddle.

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:27 AM

I would agree w/ TXUS only if I saw the girl acting poorly in other ways–ie, w/ teammates, fans, news guys etc….however, i saw none of that from her—just the opposite.

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:24 AM

No one is saying she’s a bad person or anything. Just disappointed that she didn’t show more patriotism on the medal stand.

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:27 AM

You show me any evidence Obama evaded taxes and I will be on him like white on rice.

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Sure you will sugar twit. Covering for him like you always do.

Like you covered for Tommy Geitner.

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:28 AM

i know gg, i was a little disappointed too. Too bad her dad wasn’t there.

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Another one one of those “if three shots doesn’t get the taste out, nothing will” episodes?

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM

..actually, cozmo, it’s pretty reasonable stuff. My son brought it back home from Sweden for me. Unfortunately, he also brought home some Plum Brandy from Croatia or Serbia or someplace.

Did you ever drink energine?

Well, this brandy ain’t as smooth.

The War Planner on August 5, 2012 at 12:29 AM

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Givens is very good..The whole team is solid!!..ou are right..Phelps is not very good at interviews!..:)

PS..Women’s team is solid also..Very good!..:)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Also, fer crissakes, someone give him the URL that Rove gave out so this tool will STFU about the goddam tax returns.

The War Planner on August 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM

UES won’t go there. It would spoil its talking points and be above the UES comprehension level anyway.

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:30 AM

you know who is worse at interviews? Ryan Lochte- he’s like interviewing a fencepost. And that damn grill he’s got for his teeth??? effing STUPID!

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:31 AM

LazyHips on August 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Isn’t the girl who was singing the one who was left out of the all around?

Thanks for the link.

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:31 AM

TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Surely she gets at least the same training on interviews and the like that Division 1 athletes get so she was likely coached on what to do but I think she went “off script” when interviewed right after her win when she thanked G-d & gave the glory to him.

The lefties are accusing her of “Tebowing” the Olympics.

I wonder if she got scolded behind the scenes for her genuine religious response to winning & lost focus on what to do on the stand.

Here’s a video from her church with her, you can see in the responses the lefties are finding it & attacking.

batterup on August 5, 2012 at 12:31 AM

As I have said numerous times here, I don’t give a phuck what Obama’s grades were in college. I don’t give a phuck if Romney beat up some kid in college for being a nerd. What I do care about is if a “potential” president is evading taxes. A billionaire evading taxes is an automatic tax increase for the middle class.

You show me any evidence Obama evaded taxes and I will be on him like white on rice.

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Oh. So you really haven’t given it any thought. Why am I not surprised by that? And you really think that somehow Romney was able to fool the IRS for a decade, just because they don’t pay any sort of extra attention to a billionaire’s tax returns? Hmmmm. Sure. That makes plenty of sense. And of course there’s no way that due to the extra attention this subject has garnered lately that anyone at the IRS would have been motivated to re-visit those returns at any time during the last 7 months, right? Or, maybe they have and they have found that Romney ‘evaded’ paying the taxes he was due to pay, but they’ve decided to give him a pass, because that’s just how nice they are there at the IRS? Got it.

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

yes, women’s team–schmitt, soni, franklin, ledeky, vollmer and? i know i forgot someone–all of them are solid, they swim and sing the anthem.

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

The War Planner on August 5, 2012 at 12:29 AM

What’s the saying, if you have to explain, it get it across…

second joke

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Did you ever drink energine?

Well, this brandy ain’t as smooth.

The War Planner on August 5, 2012 at 12:29 AM

LOL!

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

TWP, here’s the link. Note that in 2004 Romney did not take a salary.

Upperovertheside said on that link that s/he doesn’t give a “phug” about what Rove says. However, s/he give a “phug” about what Reid, the nacrophiliac says. They sure have standards.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Here’s a video from her church with her, you can see in the responses the lefties are finding it & attacking.

batterup on August 5, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Typical.

Good for her for not backing down and declaring her faith on the world stage.

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

It didn’t get across…

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Well, here is the link.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

No one is saying she’s a bad person or anything. Just disappointed that she didn’t show more patriotism on the medal stand.

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Thanks, gg, for getting and summarizing my point so deftly. Gabby Douglas is a phenom, one of a kind, perhaps, which makes her omissions on the stand even more glaring.

TXUS on August 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

BLUEBERRY

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Well, here is the link.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Good Lord that should be enough one would think.

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:36 AM

McCain has all of Romney’s tax returns. There’s nothing in them, of note.

The Israelis have Obama’s dossier. Lots in there. Just you wait.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:36 AM

TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Surely she gets at least the same training on interviews and the like that Division 1 athletes get so she was likely coached on what to do but I think she went “off script” when interviewed right after her win when she thanked G-d & gave the glory to him.

The lefties are accusing her of “Tebowing” the Olympics.

I wonder if she got scolded behind the scenes for her genuine religious response to winning & lost focus on what to do on the stand.

Here’s a video from her church with her, you can see in the responses the lefties are finding it & attacking.

batterup on August 5, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Well all I can say is that you’re all a bunch of racists.

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 12:36 AM

The Israelis have Obama’s dossier. Lots in there. Just you wait.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:36 AM

I really, really, hope this is exposed ordinance ripe for the exposure.

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Thanks, gg, for getting and summarizing my point so deftly. Gabby Douglas is a phenom, one of a kind, perhaps, which makes her omissions on the stand even more glaring.

TXUS on August 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

My pleasure :)

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Very cool!..:)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:38 AM

A billionaire evading taxes is an automatic tax increase for the middle class.

1. Romney is not a billionaire.

2. If Romney evaded taxes, then Reid should present his evidence to Eric Holder and the AG should convene a grand jury or have the tax cheat, Timmy Geithner, do it at the Treasury since the IRS is under his purview.

3. Reid says that he hasn’t paid taxes in 10 years. That’s a lie. If he will lie about something that is so easily disproven, why would you trust him about anything else?

4. Tax evasion is a crime. Reducing one’s tax burden is neither a crime nor immoral.

5. If Obama wins a second term, undoubtedly you will support the nomination of Senator John F Kerry to be the next Secretary of State. There is also little doubt that you didn’t really see a problem when Senator Kerry, who is much wealthier than Mitt Romney, parked his $7 million, custom-made yacht, whose construction he outsourced to a New Zealand boat company, in Rhode Island to avoid paying over $500,000 in taxes. I bet that you even voted for Senator Kerry.

Perhaps, Mitt Romney should have done what John Kerry did. File separately from his wife. He could have put everything in Anne’s name and she could have done a Teresa. “I will only show you the first two pages of last year’s return. That’s it. I am not running for office.”

Resist We Much on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Isn’t the girl who was singing the one who was left out of the all around?

Thanks for the link.

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Yup, that’s Jordan Weiber. Really tough that call!

You’re welcome, I saw the ceremony live,( or what passes for that on NBC) I was so excited for the US team and thrilled for the girls, and I remembered clearly ,for that ceremony, that Gabby did place her hand on her heart – I was so proud that they all did, so I was puzzled that TXUS said that.

Her smile is so infectious that every time she smiles I smile. :-D

LazyHips on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I really, really, hope this is exposed ordinance ripe for the exposure.

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Heh, the trip, the trip…

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

g’nite ya’ll

see you for the *sigh* OOTD vote in the am!!!

lay off the sauce, TWP!///

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

A billionaire evading taxes is an automatic tax increase for the middle class.

You show me any evidence Obama evaded taxes and I will be on him like white on rice.

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Learn the difference between tax evasion, and tax avoidance, moron. One makes you a criminal and a tax cheat, the other means you’re simply smart with your money.

spinach.chin on August 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM

The Loner

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM

g’nite ya’ll

see you for the *sigh* OOTD vote in the am!!!

lay off the sauce, TWP!///

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Good night, tedc, you were hilarious tonight!

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

The National anthem is one of the greaest songs!..So cool!..:)

PS..I wish Forrest Gump still played table tennis..:):)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Resist We Much on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Reid refuses to release his own taxes.

Dear Lady, the gnat is not worth so much excellent effort.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

The National anthem is one of the greaest songs!..So cool!..:)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I’m such a dork – I cry almost every time I hear it.

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:42 AM

the other means you’re simply smart with your money.

spinach.chin on August 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Following the laws Harry Reid passed and Obama signed, and both follow.

Leftists are tools and fools.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:43 AM

This is it for me. A few sudoku on the way to tomorrow.

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Dear Lady, the gnat is not worth so much excellent effort.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Stop speaking so highly of the life form to low to be a bottom dwelling hagfish.

UES is the parasite in the colon of the hagfish living off of twice decayed fecal matter.

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:44 AM

UES, please show us evidence that Romney evaded taxes. Thanks.

spinach.chin on August 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM

I’m such a dork – I cry almost every time I hear it.

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:42 AM

That doesn’t make you a dork. It makes you a patriot. We have the only anthem that ends in a question. As long as we patriots persist, that question will be answered in the affirmative.

Hope everybody has a good Sunday.

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Goodnight, Tom. Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:46 AM

The National anthem is one of the greatest songs!..So cool!..:)

PS..I wish Forrest Gump still played table tennis..:):)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Fixed!..:)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:46 AM

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Nothing wrong with that friend!..:)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Time to call it a night.

Sweet dreams :)

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:52 AM

The democratics did this same shit to Gingrich when he was speaker.

The full committee panel did not agree whether tax law had been violated and left that issue up to the IRS. In 1999, the IRS cleared the organizations connected with the “Renewing American Civilization” courses under investigation for possible tax violations.

It started with Ed Meese. When he was Attorney General, the democrat House appointed an independent counsel for a political witchhunt against the Reagan administration. After the independent counsel found nothing after years of investigation, congress had to change the independent counsel law to allow those who were investigated for purely political reasons, with no basis in fact, to recover their expenses for defending themselves.

This sort of crap is what the democratics always do. They know they can’t win on their record, so they always do this sort of crap.

Lying Hatemongers.

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 12:54 AM

gophergirl on August 5, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Later..Enjoyed it!..:)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.

Don’t know if anyone’s mentioned it yet and hate to go off-topic in QOTD, but we’re just about half an hour before we’ll get news of how Mars Curiosity rover landing went.

Live coverage here for anyone interested: http://www.spaceflightnow.com/mars/msl/status.html

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Live coverage here for anyone interested: http://www.spaceflightnow.com/mars/msl/status.html

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 12:56 AM

下午好

:) I think that’s what I meant to say!

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 12:58 AM

PS..I wish Forrest Gump still played table tennis..:):)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Ah still doooh, Mister Di–er, when Momma lets me. She tole me once, though, “Forrest, tennis is played on courts, and anyone who asks you to play it on a table is a sick, sick person.” Momma was right, but I was able hit that little soft ball real good on that table. Then I learnt that people didn’t call it table tennis anymore. They called it a funny name, Ping Pong, and after that Momma let me play.

I like Cap’n Dan, but where’s my Jenn-y?

TXUS on August 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 12:56 AM

I thought that takes place this time tomorrow?

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Heartbreaker

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM

LazyHips on August 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I watched it when it happened. She handled herself fine. Can’t believe we’ve got people bitching about this. Damn!

a capella on August 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM

下午好

:) I think that’s what I meant to say!

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 12:58 AM

下午好! ;)

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 1:00 AM

In the ’80′s? And Now? :)

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Oh, not so much any more. My tastes have changed.

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 1:01 AM

TXUS on August 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 1:02 AM

下午好! ;)

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 1:00 AM

This may be pushing it, but 下午好暗电流

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 1:02 AM

I thought that takes place this time tomorrow?

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Oh crap you’re right!

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Here’s my new favorite video. If you aren’t cracking up at 1:17, you don’t have a soul.

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Har! That pileup at the door was just like the iranians in the movie “Into The Night” w/ Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfieffer.

A lot of clowns.

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 1:03 AM

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM

‘Nite, tom daschle concerned

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Oh crap you’re right!

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Sorry, space geek here.

Well, make that machine geek.

Machines won’t let you down like the GOP will.

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Har! That pileup at the door was just like the iranians in the movie “Into The Night” w/ Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfieffer.

A lot of clowns.

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I love it. One little old lady against 5 armed thugs. Priceless.

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 1:05 AM

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Matured! :) Excellent. They can be wearing after awhile.

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 1:06 AM

This may be pushing it, but 下午好暗电流

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Actually that worked, it even got the right kind of ‘current’.

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 1:07 AM

I remembered clearly ,for that ceremony, that Gabby did place her hand on her heart – I was so proud that they all did, so I was puzzled that TXUS said that.

Her smile is so infectious that every time she smiles I smile. :-D

LazyHips on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I watched it at the time. She did fine. No need to pick nits.

a capella on August 5, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Actually that worked, it even got the right kind of ‘current’.

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 1:07 AM

LOL I’ll commit the characters to memory then! :D

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Slow Blues in C

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 1:10 AM

A billionaire evading taxes is an automatic tax increase for the middle class.

You show me any evidence Obama evaded taxes and I will be on him like white on rice.

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Evaded” or avoided?

from Judge Learned Hand

“Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as
possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the
treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes.
Over and over again the Courts have said that there is nothing sinister
in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everyone
does it, rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any
public duty to pay more than the law demands.”

And, Judge L.Hand may have been speaking of obama when he said,
“A self-made man may prefer a self-made name.”

Solaratov on August 5, 2012 at 1:12 AM

In the ’80′s? And Now? :)

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Did you say 80′s??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Sorry, space geek here.

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Same here. I just figured out how I miscalculated – read the date in PDT, but the time in UTC.

I even left kendo practice early for this. Doh!

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I even left kendo practice early for this. Doh!

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I skipped a statistics class back in 1986 to watch a shuttle launch.

It didn’t end well.

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 1:15 AM

lay off the sauce, TWP!///

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

[meekly] it’s too late…….

The War Planner on August 5, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Did you say 80′s??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Excellent, Dire! Good one! :)

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 1:20 AM

LOL I’ll commit the characters to memory then! :D

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 1:09 AM

That should be easy since ‘电’ is in the simplified form ;)

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Good night all!

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 1:21 AM

If you unscramble Gabby’s last name (Douglas), it spells out USA Gold.

SparkPlug on August 5, 2012 at 1:21 AM

BMore is eating Peach Pie. My Guess.

SparkPlug on August 5, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Faithfully

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Good night all!

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 1:21 AM

‘Nite, cynccook. Good talking to you again.

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 1:24 AM

I watched it at the time. She did fine. No need to pick nits.

a capella on August 5, 2012 at 1:08 AM

LOL, well……I do have this very fine toothed comb….

LazyHips on August 5, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Good night cynccook

DarkCurrent on August 5, 2012 at 1:25 AM

I can’t keep up, so I gotta go.

‘Nite, All. Great songs, thatsafactjack. Love those Alvin Lee blues.

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 1:26 AM

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Goodnight, Cynccook! Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 1:26 AM

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Goodnight, Jaime! See you soon! Bring tunes! :)

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 1:27 AM

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