Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on August 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

In choosing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney not only surprised the political world late Friday night, but he has become a different candidate for president over night.

He is suddenly someone willing to take a risk, someone offering specifics instead of generalities, and someone willing to sell his own agenda to the voters instead of trying to bash his way into the Oval Office. And by embracing Ryan, and the controversial policy heft he brings to the ticket, Romney is now a serious candidate who has displayed true leadership — the willingness to do something politically dangerous because he believes it is the right thing to do…

Romney has shown now he doesn’t plan to try and win by default. He has chosen the best person, likely the only person, who can convince an anxious electorate of the need to swallow some dreadful medicine. If Ryan can’t do it, then it’s likely nobody can.

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Many close aides had been lobbying for the low-risk, non-objectionable Pawlenty, arguing that the two could run as outsiders, taking on Washington…

Instead, Romney went for one of the most prominent faces in Washington. “Do no harm,” the campaign’s longtime philosophy about choosing a ticket mate, had suddenly become: “Let’s take a chance.” For several weeks, top aides had seen that Romney was learning toward bold over safe.

“Chemistry, seriousness, bigness,” said one of Romney’s closest advisers, when asked what sealed the deal for Ryan. “Win with a mandate to fix what needed to be fixed.”

***

Romney is rolling the dice on a bet that voters crave “substance” — in this case, a deep debate about the deficit and entitlement cuts that Romney himself has mostly dodged up to this point…

For the GOP’s conservative base, Ryan’s entry holds the tantalizing promise of elevating Romney’s game, inciting a debate on the familiar and friendly battlefield of the tea party-dominated 2010 midterms.

The 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman “knows the game — he knows math — he knows exactly what the country needs,” said Alan Simpson, the former Republican senator from Wyoming Obama tapped to co-chair his deficit commission.

“There will be an adult conversation, therefore the children will throw emotion, fear, guilt, and racism on him,” he added. “They will bomb him, bomb him, shell him coastline and bunker, and he will survive. He has facts. He uses math. He’s damn good. He’s excellent.

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Three years ago, the Tea Party movement emerged as a way of protesting Mr. Obama’s health care legislation. Members followed up with a wave of political victories in the 2010 midterm elections that gave the movement a strong — if not always organized and coherent — voice in the Congress.

Now, Mr. Ryan’s place on the national ticket testifies to the staying power of the Tea Party ideology and provides a single person around which the movement can coalesce. When he delivers his remarks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this month, Mr. Ryan will be speaking for the Tea Party as much as anyone else…

[E]very movement needs someone to help it focus. For the Tea Party, Mr. Ryan appears to be that man.

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Romney embraced Ryan after the sociopathic — indifferent to the truth — ad for Barack Obama that is meretricious about every important particular of the death from cancer of the wife of steelworker Joe Soptic. Obama’s desperate flailing about to justify four more years has sunk into such unhinged smarminess that Romney may have concluded: There is nothing Obama won’t say about me, because he has nothing to say for himself, so I will chose a running mate whose seriousness about large problems and ideas underscores what the president has become — silly and small…

When Ryan said in Norfolk, “We won’t replace our Founding principles, we will reapply them,” he effectively challenged Obama to say what Obama believes, which is: Madison was an extremist in enunciating the principles of limited government — the enumeration and separation of powers. And Jefferson was an extremist in asserting that government exists not to grant rights but to “secure” natural rights that pre-exist government.

Romney’s selection of a running mate was, in method and outcome, presidential. It underscores how little in the last four years merits that adjective.

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Beneath Messina’s distortions lies a real and important debate. Is our welfare state basically healthy, just in need of a few tweaks to restore its fiscal health? Democrats believe, or claim to believe, that if we just raised taxes on the rich and let experts redirect Medicare spending, we could keep the open- ended entitlement programs on which we have come to rely.

Republicans, on the other hand, tend to think that our entitlement programs are structurally flawed in a way that neither tax increases nor better management can solve. Republicans do not want to abolish these entitlements. Their view is that they should be limited, and made to work with rather than against markets.

The Democratic view has a strong base of support among voters. Even those who share the Republican view, as I do, cannot be sure it will win in the court of public opinion. If Romney and Ryan do prevail in November, it will mean that voters accept the need to modernize the welfare state — and this election will end up having been the most important one since 1980.

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[B]y making this choice, Mitt Romney is declaring war. There will be no evasion, no triangulation, no attempt to mask what is at stake in this election. Instead, Romney and Ryan will directly confront Barack Obama and call him to account for putting us on a ruinous course.

This will alter radically the dynamics of the race. The money spent by Obama trying to demonize Governor Romney will prove to be money entirely wasted. The election is not going to be about Mitt Romney. It is not going to be about the sexual revolution. It is not going to be about Bain Capital. It is going to be about the failed policies of Barack Obama, about their dangerous character, and about the sober, sound alternative the Republicans represent.

This will help the Republicans in Senate and House races immeasurably, for it will give Romney and Ryan coattails — now, without a doubt, the candidates in these other races have something concrete on which to run: repeal Obamacare, pare back the entitlements state, reform our system of taxation, and put our fiscal house in order. No one will doubt the capacity of the Republicans to rule.

I have predicted that Romney will win by a landslide. The choice of Paul Ryan means that Romney has chosen the path that will maximize the significance of his victory and its impact on the races for seats in the House and Senate.

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“The race is now framed exactly as we want it,” said Kevin Madden, a senior Romney adviser. “Voters are going to judge our current struggling economy and President Obama’s lack of leadership on that issue very harshly, and then look at a Romney-Ryan ticket as an opportunity to take the country in a bold new direction towards a better future.”…

What Mr. Obama found appealing, the notion of a man of ideas willing to make tough choices, is what he now will need to devalue him. While Democrats openly crowed that Mr. Ryan was the choice they had hoped for because of the sharp contrast, they acknowledged he is a young, attractive, well-spoken politician who explains his plan better than his fellow Republicans do. If he makes the issue the national debt that has risen so much under Mr. Obama, rather than his solution for it, Mr. Ryan could pose a serious challenge to the president.

In other words, to put the bull’s-eye on Mr. Ryan’s back, Mr. Obama will first have to get it off his own.

***

“There’s only one president that I know of in history that robbed Medicare, $716 billion to pay for a new risky program of his own that we call Obamacare,” Romney said.

“What Paul Ryan and I have talked about is saving Medicare, is providing people greater choice in Medicare, making sure it’s there for current seniors. No changes, by the way, for current seniors, or those nearing retirement. But looking for young people down the road and saying, “We’re going to give you a bigger choice.” In America, the nature of this country has been giving people more freedom, more choices. That’s how we make Medicare work down the road.”

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Via Mediaite.

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Canopfor…. spice girls performance will be forgettable…
:)

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM

cmsinaz:Lol,true dat,but that Leopard print was smashing,haha!:)

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Brian may now on

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Thanks for that Fast and Furious ISSA tip! You really are a treasure, canopfor! You’ve made my whole day!

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Britain will be invaded by Switzerland tomorrow.

Lawdawg86 on August 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Revenge for Murray beating Federer earlier this week.

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I leave you with this. Awesomeness.

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 9:22 PM

That’ll work.

Seems like even Mitt is feeding off the energy. Up to now he needed a Red Bull IV.

arnold ziffel on August 12, 2012 at 10:13 PM

:) Canopfor

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

That Buzz-haired Madonna was Annie Lennox.

Sasha List on August 12, 2012 at 9:33 PM

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Do NOT be dissing Annie Lennox.

She has more talent that Madonna dreamed of ever having.

ladyingray on August 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Will Queen Elizabeth play the role of Freddie Mercury during the Queen performance?

At this rate, yes, that would make perfect sense.

Lawdawg86 on August 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Who is this Jessie j chick?

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Who is this chick with Freddie?

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Do NOT be dissing Annie Lennox.

She has more talent that Madonna dreamed of ever having.

ladyingray on August 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Look, if you aren’t in front of a TV tuned to NBC right now, you just do not understand what is unfolding.

Lawdawg86 on August 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Do NOT be dissing Annie Lennox.

She has more talent that Madonna dreamed of ever having.

ladyingray on August 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Damn straight. I had a serious crush on her in the 80′s :-)

Lovesong For a Vampire

Wolfmoon on August 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Do NOT be dissing Annie Lennox.

She has more talent that Madonna dreamed of ever having.

ladyingray on August 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

She’s also an abject dipstick who has never known a left-wing cause she wouldn’t promote.

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 10:08 PM

I got ya, canop. ;-)

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM

MustLoveBugs:

Most excellent,btw,haven’t seen you in these parts,
so,Welcome Aboard!:)

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

These Opening and Closing Ceremonies will never be forgotten, but for all the wrong reasons. This can never be unseen.

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Will somebody at NBC please put this show out of its misery so I can watch my TIVO’d Breaking Bad.

Lawdawg86 on August 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Bishop mention Nugent earlier. Ted opening for Romney. No not that Ted. This one. Would be a barn burner. Just saying.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Strange shhit….

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM

“What’s holding us back is a brand of Washington politics that says we are not going to compromise no matter what. It’s gridlock and stalemates and dysfunction and it’s an idea propagated by Harry Reid

Fixed it for ya Champ.

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Making friends and influencing people.
You’ve got the worst touch.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM

These Opening and Closing Ceremonies will never be forgotten, but for all the wrong reasons. This can never be unseen.

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Makes me glad I’m not watching.

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM

… okay, it looks like the acid is finally wearing off for the British Closing Ceremonies. Sanity is returning… I think.

Lawdawg86 on August 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Here we go, the media trying to paint Mrs. Ryan as one of those icky Washington lobbyist insiders.

Paul Ryan’s wife no stranger to Washington power circles

Flora Duh on August 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Here is the Chicago Tribune link, JPeterman.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-five-fundraisers-on-tap-for-obama-in-chicago-today-20120812,0,6859587.story

Obama is the only president in my lifetime to celebrate an octave of his birthday celebration. Then again, I think that Clinton pulled the same trick when he turned 60.

onlineanalyst on August 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Thank you. I wanted to read the comments but they’re posted on Facebook. It’s fun to hear what the home town folks are saying.

JPeterman on August 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Will Queen Elizabeth play the role of Freddie Mercury during the Queen performance?

At this rate, yes, that would make perfect sense.

Lawdawg86 on August 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

.
You’re too much, Lawdawg’. I’ll eventually stop laughing.

BTW, I’m sure the UN would approve. : )

listens2glenn on August 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Do NOT be dissing Annie Lennox.

She has more talent that Madonna dreamed of ever having.

ladyingray on August 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

I’m not particularly an Annie Lennox fan but I will agree with this.

Still lamenting the lack of Little Boots… no remedy for that.

Also I’m declaring here and now that Sochi had better have Anzhelika Varum.

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

They want to make a religious hymn out of this…

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM

But – The Who is coming up, I think.

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Went on a bus trip to Wrigley this past Friday. Gawd they suck. Five errors, one passed ball, and a base-running screw up. Made me proud that I’m not a fan.

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Yeah, I get it, but MAN, you were watching BASEBALL in Wrigley!

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Makes me glad I’m not watching.

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Fresh material for torturing Al-Queda thugs. That’s probably its only redeeming value.

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Here we go, the media trying to paint Mrs. Ryan as one of those icky Washington lobbyist insiders.

Paul Ryan’s wife no stranger to Washington power circles

Flora Duh on August 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

That didn’t take long, did it Flora Duh? I wonder when they will dig up that Paul Ryan was late on his dog’s vaccinations.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Those here baffled by what happened tonight, remember to be thankful of one thing: We didn’t have to see Boris hand that flag to Rahm.

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Yeah, I get it, but MAN, you were watching BASEBALL in Wrigley!

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Yeah, now I know what minor league ball looks like.

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Thanks. Saw the rally. Loved where Romney shamed that heckler and told the boy king to get his campaign out of the gutter.

Flora Duh on August 12, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Flora Duh:Okay great,ya I heard some guy scream about Wisconsin
workers,and Mitt went over top of him!

Theres going to be alot more Stacked/Seeded/Plantings of
Union/Teacher Goonions operatives in more Rallys no doubt!
—:)

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM

But – The Who is coming up, I think.

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Man I love the Who, but they got too old. Their Super Bowl show was a geriatric mess.

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Fresh material for torturing Al-Queda thugs. That’s probably its only redeeming value.

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Better than water boarding? If so, look for citizen McCain to try to make it illegal.

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Those here baffled by what happened tonight, remember to be thankful of one thing: We didn’t have to see Boris hand that flag to Rahm.

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Chicago is out? Chicago is out?
They would have to add drive by shooting to the games in obamaland.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Joe Walsh political ad during the Olympics in the Chicago market. Yay! It’s a great ad. Go Joe!

Fallon on August 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM

That didn’t take long, did it Flora Duh? I wonder when they will dig up that Paul Ryan was late on his dog’s vaccinations.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Well seriously, who wants to eat a dog with worms?

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM

OK, must have a different station.

Went downstairs to see what all the fuss was about and all I saw were a bunch of weepy people mouthing words to a song I’d never heard.

Coming up, Brazil !

What happened to The Who?

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

It was a huge mess, but I, too, love the Who.

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM

America needs a little R&R from the Obama administration.

Perfect campaign slogan.

Rambotito on August 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Well seriously, who wants to eat a dog with worms?

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM

And ANOTHER monitor bites the dust.

Thanks for that!

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Ah, now Brazil is making certain to show the world that they can proudly take up the mantle of being incredibly weird.

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM

That didn’t take long, did it Flora Duh? I wonder when they will dig up that Paul Ryan was late on his dog’s vaccinations.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Well seriously, who wants to eat a dog with worms?

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Obama in his salad days when Soros was late with the rent check.
He pretended they were rice.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Better than water boarding? If so, look for citizen McCain to try to make it illegal.

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

He would, wouldn’t he.

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Chicago is out? Chicago is out?
They would have to add drive by shooting to the games in obamaland.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

LOl! Reminds me of what Alice Cooper said about Detroit in his youth, “We had three sports when I was growing up. Baseball, football, and grand theft auto.”

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM

New bumper sticker:

Romney/Ryan 2012 – The Adults in the Room

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM

It was a huge mess, but I, too, love the Who.

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM

:)

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Okay, Brazil is just not going to be better, but maybe weirder? And the announcer explaining what they’re doing? Not a good sign.

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Fallon on August 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM

This Joe Walsh?

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:34 PM

I have predicted that Romney will win by a landslide.

My God. Allah, is that you?

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM

He would, wouldn’t he.

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM

“My friends, I know all about torture. Have you ever listened to or read anything by my daughter?”

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Thanks for that Fast and Furious ISSA tip! You really are a treasure, canopfor! You’ve made my whole day!

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM

thatsafactjack:Anytime for Hot Air,heres the story!:)
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August 12, 2012 5:55 PM

GOP-led House Oversight Committee to file contempt suit against AG Eric Holder
***********

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57491713/gop-led-house-oversight-committee-to-file-contempt-suit-against-ag-eric-holder/

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Who in heck is this? This is way past a WTF moment.

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:36 PM

God save the Queen

faraway on August 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM

canopfor

A belated thanks for the link to the Wisconsin rally. I watched and enjoyed it very much.

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Okay, Brazil is just not going to be better, but maybe weirder? And the announcer explaining what they’re doing? Not a good sign.

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Something about a janitor dancing and Mario Monti in a giant gown. Oh, and nude guys with glow stick heads. At that point they tried to give up explaining.

Still preferable than the tribute to a century of election fraud that would have been Chicago’s presentation.

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Don Ho, is that you?

faraway on August 12, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Still preferable than the tribute to a century of election fraud that would have been Chicago’s presentation.

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Yes!

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:38 PM

listens2glenn on August 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Thanks, I just hope you’re being spared from this.

It appears my prediction that the ceremonies were sobering up were premature, its totally experiencing an acid flashback: Aztecs with glow-in-the-dark head-dresses are battling LED ferris wheels while golden robot-men with drums on their heads keep the beat flowin’.

Lawdawg86 on August 12, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Still preferable than the tribute to a century of election fraud that would have been Chicago’s presentation.

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Dancing tombstones killing hanging chads?

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 12, 2012 at 10:39 PM

This Joe Walsh?

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Nope, but I love Rocky Mountain Way. Do you know what Neil Young said to that Joe Walsh when he joined the Eagles? He asked Joe, why would you want to play with a bunch of a**holes like that?

Hey, it’s Pele!

Fallon on August 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Cripes.

Ran down twice now to see the Who, for this.

Well, saw them in the Dome in the 70′s. The acoustics were terrible, it was a long drive home, but when Townsend crashed that first chord……

Damn. I’ll always have that.

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Thanks again! Another step on the path toward justice.

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM

“My friends, I know all about torture. Have you ever listened to or read anything by my daughter?”

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Awesome!
My local hazmat crew would be grateful for the work!

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Look, if you aren’t in front of a TV tuned to NBC right now, you just do not understand what is unfolding.

Lawdawg86 on August 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Lawdawg86:

Since my grandmother was English,I will say,that it appears,
England is honouring its Colonization,in a weird musical ditty,
at the closing ceremonies!

Btw,I loved the Opening Ceremony,of the rising smoke-stacks,and
I couldn’t help wondering,how bent out of shape,the Environmental
ists might of been,by honouring the Industrial Revoltion..haha!:)

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Okay, now some guy in a pink tie is talking while Donald Rumsfeld stands by watching.

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Ooh another cameo. Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the audience, nodding. Got there quick from Watkins Glen, especially considering the time zone difference.

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Nope, but I love Rocky Mountain Way. Do you know what Neil Young said to that Joe Walsh when he joined the Eagles? He asked Joe, why would you want to play with a bunch of a**holes like that?

Hey, it’s Pele!

Fallon on August 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM

“Because, Man, I dig playing music with some buds that dig the music, write great lyrics and can really jam, instead of spending Saturday digging around in my Volkswagen for that last roach I dropped on the way back from my last Earth Day gig and wishing people remembered the last name on that CSN&Y album….”

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Nope, but I love Rocky Mountain Way. Do you know what Neil Young said to that Joe Walsh when he joined the Eagles? He asked Joe, why would you want to play with a bunch of a**holes like that?

Hey, it’s Pele!

Fallon on August 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Interesting! It sounds like Neil Young was projecting after getting smacked down by Lynyrd Skynyrd a few years prior!

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 10:45 PM

You guys are watching the Olympics aren’t you?

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Ooh another cameo. Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the audience, nodding. Got there quick from Watkins Glen, especially considering the time zone difference.

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Good job on the reporting again! I haven’t tuned into the Olympics once this year.

JPeterman on August 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Why do they keep describing these athletes as heroes who have performed acts of heroism?

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM

You guys are watching the Olympics aren’t you?

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I tried, Man, really I did.

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Okay, seriously how do they go from all that to guys in suits talking? No in-between at all.

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Why do they keep describing these athletes as heroes who have performed acts of heroism?

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM

The ones that swam in the Thames were heroic…

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Nope, but I love Rocky Mountain Way. Do you know what Neil Young said to that Joe Walsh when he joined the Eagles? He asked Joe, why would you want to play with a bunch of a**holes like that?

Hey, it’s Pele!

Fallon on August 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Neil Young will forever be in a neck-and-neck race with Bruce Springsteen for p!ss poorest singing voice by left-wing hypocrites.

It is beyond me how anyone can listen to either one of those clowns.

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM

listens2glenn on August 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

.
Thanks, I just hope you’re being spared from this.

It appears my prediction that the ceremonies were sobering up were premature, its totally experiencing an acid flashback: Aztecs with glow-in-the-dark head-dresses are battling LED ferris wheels while golden robot-men with drums on their heads keep the beat flowin’.

Lawdawg86 on August 12, 2012 at 10:38 PM

.
I just regained my composure from your 10:14 comment, and you go and put this up !

listens2glenn on August 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I tried, Man, really I did.

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I thought it was over by now.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM

You guys are watching the Olympics aren’t you?

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Yup. It just keeps getting weirder and weirder… Take That!

Fallon on August 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Okay. TY.

MustLoveBlogs on August 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM

You guys are watching the Olympics aren’t you?

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM

In a word, no.

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Good job on the reporting again! I haven’t tuned into the Olympics once this year.

JPeterman on August 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Cheers again.

(And for those not watching that might get my smartassery, Rummy was some French guy from the IOC, and Dale Jr. was Prince Harry.)

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Are those guys here to take my order?

faraway on August 12, 2012 at 10:51 PM

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM

You watching the Olympics too predator?

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:51 PM

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Thanks again! Another step on the path toward justice.

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM

thatsafactjack:Again,no problem,here is where I get the good stuff,
er news,that might get misconstrude’d!

News on the Left,twitpics/Instagrams on the right:)
==================================================================

http://www.breakingnews.com/

http://politics.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Regarding the Pele appearance, it sounds like it’s nearly over.

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Neil Young will forever be in a neck-and-neck race with Bruce Springsteen for p!ss poorest singing voice by left-wing hypocrites.

It is beyond me how anyone can listen to either one of those clowns.

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM

After Four Way Street and a couple of dead LP’s he did some weird computer voice morph thing that was probably his best voice. Unfortunately for him it was only one album, then back to “Ol Whiney Butt.”

I really liked Four Way Street.

And then…

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Atlanta Hawks logo?

faraway on August 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

In a word, no.

predator on August 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Lol! We posted at the same time again, we do that a lot. ; )

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Paul Ryan is going to be looking a lot like Richard Widmark at 3:40 when the Dems get through with him.

Lookout Granny!

profitsbeard on August 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Analog Man

Joe Walsh from album released June 2012

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM

had to turn off the olympics….
3hrs was eeeeeenough.

ted c on August 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM

If anyone watched the Romney/Ryan interview on 60 minutes tonight, you know that when asked about Ryan’s plan to “change Medicare as we know it” Romney answered that he only “knows of one president who has cut $716 billion from Medicare to pay for a risky new program — Obamacare.”

Or words close to that — I went to the online video CBS posted of the interview to get the *exact* wording because it was a great answer & surprise, surprise, the online version of the interview has the entire exchanged edited out.

Dark Star on August 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Yup. It just keeps getting weirder and weirder… Take That!

Fallon on August 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I was at the locksmiths the other day, the ladies were wrestling. They were very good. The Russian came back to beat the Chinese? I think she was Chinese. At any rate those ladies had good technique. Ladies didn’t wrestle like that when I was coming up. Tough ladies! I liked it.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Thanks again! Very generous of you! I bookmarked them both. I appreciate it. :)

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

i wonder how much some of the attendees to this “rally” were being paid?

renalin on August 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM

BWAHAHAhahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!11!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s killin’ ya, isn’t it, Ren! Just eatin’ you up.

R2 has 13,000 for a rally. And your obamassiah only gets 3200.

Sucks to be you guys…don’t it.

Solaratov on August 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Joe Walsh from album released June 2012

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I remember a long weekend floating in a lake drinking screwdrivers from a bobbing drink cooler and listening to Rocky Mountain Way.
Had to cook the steaks under tin foil because a thunderstorm blew up and we had to keep jumping in and out of the Riviera to check the fire.

After the rain quit woke up in the middle of the night in a sleeping bag with a strange feeling. Turned on the flashlight and I was nose-to nose with a skunk. “What is it, Honey?”

“Don’t even frigging move!”

Tenwheeler on August 12, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Regarding the Pele appearance, it sounds like it’s nearly over.

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Yeah they took apart the torch. That’s pretty much the end.

As much as I ripped on the ceremonies (and some of the bogus decisions in boxing), I really did enjoy this Olympics though. I probably watched more of it than I have any Summer games in quite a long time, if ever.

It’s just too bad how awesome they could have been had the ceremonies presented some of the true greatness of 1000 years of English/British civilization rather than focusing on abominations like the NHS or weird for the sake of weird. Or how much more exciting some of the events could have been if they were showed before the results were spoiled by everybody on the Internet, TV, radio, walkie-talkie, and dixie cups with string…

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM

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