Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on August 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

Taking command of the French 9th army in 1914 as it retreated before the Germans, Marshal Ferdinand Foch uttered his immortals words: “Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I attack.”…

In the Medicare debate, schoolyard rules apply: Punch the bully in the mouth twice as hard.

If Medicare reform could be adjudicated in a roundtable discussion hosted by uberwonk Alice Rivlin over tea and scones at the Brookings Institution, it would be one thing. But the tenor and substance will be set by David Axelrod, whose professional obligation is to be witlessly demagogic and wholly dishonest…

Even if it stays on offense, the Romney campaign is on perilous ground with Medicare. But there is no heading back. There is no cute way out.

***

Many spending hawks in Washington had hoped that Mitt Romney’s selection of leading deficit warrior Paul Ryan as his running mate would open a more candid and sober debate about cutting federal spending.

But the tone of the campaign rhetoric on Medicare — with each party accusing the other of working to destroy the program — has raised concern among longtime deficit-reduction advocates that neither party is preparing the public for what they see as the demographic imperative of curbing Medicare spending…

“Everyone knows that Medicare in its current state is unsustainable. There’s not a serious person out there who argues otherwise,” said Steve Bell, economic policy director at the Bipartisan Policy Center. “And we are now starting to have an emotional, distorted, propagandistic debate about it.”

***

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s new promise to restore the Medicare cuts made by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law could backfire if he’s elected.

The reason: Obama’s cuts also extended the life of Medicare’s giant trust fund, and by repealing them Romney would move the insolvency date of the program closer, toward the end of what would be his first term in office.

Instead of running out of money in 2024, Medicare says its trust fund for inpatient care would go broke in 2016 without the cuts. That could leave a President Romney little political breathing room to finalize his own Medicare plan…

“If you are going to restore (Obama’s cuts), then what it’s going to do is complicate the financial condition of Medicare,” said former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, a fiscal conservative who says government health care programs are too costly.

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Over time, the demographic pressures will intensify. The Social Security trustees project that by 2040 there will be 80 million seniors (one-fifth of the total population) and only about two and a half working-age Americans for each one of them. Ryan is right to recognize that something’s got to give.

But while he has correctly diagnosed a major problem, his plan ignores another central element of the budget equation: The bitter experience of leaders from Ronald Reagan to Newt Gingrich to Barack Obama has demonstrated that it is virtually impossible to sell major changes in entitlement programs without bipartisan support. And Ryan’s blueprint seems almost designed to repel Democrats

Virtually no Democrat would support converting Medicare into a premium-support system if it comes in that wrapping. “If Republicans are not going to let the Bush tax cuts for upper-income taxpayers expire, then any kind of serious entitlement reform is off the table for Democrats,” says the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Steve Bell, former Republican staff director for the Senate Budget Committee.

***

Democrats’ relentless campaigns against Republicans as threatening to “destroy” Social Security and Medicare have succeeded at intimidation — and, curiously, Paul Ryan is proof.

There are two Ryans: what I call the good Ryan and the bad Ryan. Probably more than anyone in Washington, the good Ryan has highlighted long-term deficits’ potential harm to our children and grandchildren. The bad Ryan has fashioned an unrealistic and undesirable budget by trying to accommodate both liberal dogma (don’t cut Social Security and Medicare benefits) and conservative dogma (don’t raise taxes). Any sensible plan must do both…

[T]he elderly would be mainly spared [in Ryan's budget]. Spending on them in 2030 would drop only slightly, estimates the CBO. Despite this, President Obama warns that Republicans “would end Medicare as we know it.” Liberal pundits say Republicans would “kill” Medicare. It is this cynical fear-mongering that poisons debate. One reason Democrats won’t change Social Security and Medicare is that defending them is so politically rewarding. This, as much as Republican tax intransigence, underlies the stalemate.

***

Had the president embraced the [Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction] plan, it still likely wouldn’t have passed but it would have provided a new, substantive line of attack. Obama could have, as Clinton did with changes to welfare, stolen the middle ground. Obama instead reverted back to his calls for more stimulus spending, miniature versions of his 2009 program.

Obama let Ryan off the hook. Ryan might have seemed intransigent, but when Obama punted and then offered a budget that ignored the issues, Ryan’s status as a man of big ideas and reason was preserved…

Now, Obama is reaping the unhappy harvest as Ryan crisscrosses the country prosecuting the president’s inaction on debt and deficits. Had Obama done the same to Ryan in the winter of 2010-2011, not only would Ryan not be Romney’s running mate, but Obama could be making a claim on fiscal centrism rather than just launching wave after wave of attacks on his Republican challenger.

***

President Obama’s campaign calls this an achievement. You think raiding Medicare to pay for Obamacare is an achievement? Neither do I.

Next time you get your pay stub, take a look at the line that says payroll taxes, FICA. Those payroll taxes that come out of our paychecks are designed for two programs and two programs alone: Medicare and Social Security. But now, because of Obamacare, it’s funding Obamacare as well.

It’s wrong.

***

Via the Corner.


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First, you clowns!

Lanceman on August 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM

What a difference a week and a VP selection makes.

A week ago Mitt was playing defense – now he’s punching and landing blow after blow after blow.

Paul Ryan – nuff said :)

It’s been a good week

gophergirl on August 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Blueprints?

Bmore on August 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

its just terrible that romney is going to cut my grandmothers medicare.

renalin on August 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Some of us purposefully hold back so as not to prematurely Bishop.

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Some of us purposefully hold back so as not to prematurely Bishop.

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I have had the most rotten day and this just made me laugh out loud.

THANK YOU!

gophergirl on August 16, 2012 at 10:48 PM

The bitter experience of leaders from Ronald Reagan to Newt Gingrich to Barack Obama has demonstrated that it is virtually impossible to sell major changes in entitlement programs without bipartisan support.

Oh, really? Seems to me Obamacare was shoved down our throats on purely partisan lines.

John the Libertarian on August 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Hmm..according to the Kudlow Report, Hillary was approached 2 weeks ago about replacing Biden, and she said no.

wargamer6 on August 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Funny, I think serious minded folks want to have this discussion now. No responsible person is trying to leave. Where the heII would you go. All the way down, I guess.

Bmore on August 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Keep hammering fellas

cmsinaz on August 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Some of us purposefully hold back so as not to prematurely Bishop.

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Once in a while, I like to hit everyone in the head.

But apparently, this first crap has spilled over onto other threads when it should be reserved for QOTD.

Lanceman on August 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Paul Ryan – nuff said :)

gophergirl on August 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Yep, Paul Ryan.

TARP, the auto bailouts, raising the debt ceiling, etc.

“nuff said,” alright

Dante on August 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Seeing as how everything else has failed, about the only thing left is to claim Romney and Ryan are in league with the anti-Christ.

Only Lucifer himself could cause the fall from grace of 0bama.

cozmo on August 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Hmm..according to the Kudlow Report, Hillary was approached 2 weeks ago about replacing Biden, and she said no.

wargamer6 on August 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Would you hitch your wagon to a failed president? Did Mondale really wanna be Carter’s VP?

Lanceman on August 16, 2012 at 10:51 PM

The Krauthammer video is devastating to Obama.

More please.

faraway on August 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM

November can not get here soon enough…

OmahaConservative on August 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Obama saved Ryan’s reputation? Seriously, this is the story they want to go with? Forget the popcorn, pass the champagne, it’s time to celebrate our GE win.

Dark Star on August 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Oh geeze, the ABR nutballs have been saving up their ammo for QOTD. Thinking that waiting for a mellower crowd would give them a chance.

Bringin’ spitballs to a gunfight. They ain’t very bright.

cozmo on August 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Amen to that OC

cmsinaz on August 16, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Yep, Paul Ryan.

TARP, the auto bailouts, raising the debt ceiling, etc.

“nuff said,” alright

Dante on August 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Hey, none of us are truly overjoyed with our choices.

But both Ryan and Rmoney love America. Both are capitalists. Both are qualified to hold the orifice.

Just stop slow the slide long enough for me to finish my life. Then you can let the bayams have the place, as I have no chirrun to worry about

Lanceman on August 16, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Awright! “Quarts of the Day!” My quart of the day is Jim Beam!

Oh, wait…

predator on August 16, 2012 at 10:55 PM

But what about Mitt Romney’s tax returns? Apparently that non-story led the news on all 3 major nets this evening. Every time I allow myself to get a little optimistic about November, there’s a reminder about how in the tank the media is and how they’re running against that, too. Ugh.

changer1701 on August 16, 2012 at 10:55 PM

THIRST

SparkPlug on August 16, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Some of us purposefully hold back so as not to prematurely Bishop.

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I know whacha mean, but I’m still gonna need mind-bleach.

Laura in Maryland on August 16, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Some of us purposefully hold back so as not to prematurely Bishop.

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Laughing…out loud.

KCB on August 16, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Oh geeze, the ABR nutballs have been saving up their ammo for QOTD. Thinking that waiting for a mellower crowd would give them a chance.

Bringin’ spitballs to a gunfight. They ain’t very bright.

cozmo on August 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM

maybe they’re dabbling in masochism :-)…of the mental kind that is :-)

jimver on August 16, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Seeing as how everything else has failed, about the only thing left is to claim Romney and Ryan are in league with the anti-Christ.

Only Lucifer himself could cause the fall from grace of 0bama.

cozmo on August 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM

And you just may be on to something there.

MustLoveBlogs on August 16, 2012 at 10:59 PM

AP, thanks for the drivel.

minnesoter on August 16, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Some of us purposefully hold back so as not to prematurely Bishop.

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Took me awhile to figure that out.

EEW!!!

GrannyDee on August 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Barack and the democrats cut Medicare (hence the Death Panels) in order to pay for Pedro, Conseulo, and cousin Pookie to run to the ER for a cough since it’s free and all.

SouthernGent on August 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM

changer1701 on August 16, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Their desperation is incredible. I’m waiting for the them to go to, “Either listen to us and vote for Obama, or we’ll hold our breath til we turn blue!”

predator on August 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM

AP, thanks for the drivel.

minnesoter on August 16, 2012 at 10:59 PM

He’s mailin’ it in tonight.

Lanceman on August 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Kraut – Calm, measured, precise.

Williams – Strident, loud, hyper.

The writing is on the wall, Juando, and your boy can’t read.

Bishop on August 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Some of us purposefully hold back so as not to prematurely Bishop.

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

It helps to think about baseball and not Kate Upton.

SparkPlug on August 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Governor Brewer tells barky to pound sand,,,again.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/16/Arizona-Gov-Brewer-Issues-Executive-Order-Denying-Illegal-Immigrants-Benefits.

Big brass ones.

wolly4321 on August 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Bringin’ spitballs to a gunfight. They ain’t very bright.

cozmo on August 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM

.
If we don’t respond to them, they WILL go away.

Most likely to watch “Keeping up with the Kardashians” – their attention seeking ho role models.

;)

PolAgnostic on August 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM

The writing is on the wall, Juando, and your boy can’t read.

Bishop on August 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM

He used his books for choom stashes.

cozmo on August 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM

It helps to think about baseball and not Kate Upton.

SparkPlug on August 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM

.
And another LOL!

PolAgnostic on August 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Obama could have, as Clinton did with changes to welfare, stolen the middle ground.

You mean the Congressional legislation that passed the House and the Senate (with MUCH hard work) and was signed by the duly elected President (Slick Willy)? Sorry, Obama just gutted that with one of his latest executive orders. Sorry! Start over. The Boy Emperor has spoken.

minnesoter on August 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Lanceman on August 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Just kidding, sort of… I never want to accidently mess up someone’s QOTD fun. I was just being silly.

It has been a rough day, GG.

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM

“The large reductions in Medicare payments rates to physicians would likely have serious implications for beneficiary access to care; utilization, intensity, and quality of services; and other factors.”

how about the RNC et al. just putting this quote on a blank screen. What barry has wrought…per the Medicare Actuary.

leave it up for 1 minute

this is what you’ll vote for if you vote for Obama.

r keller on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

People, I lost my soul mate. A black Great Dane named BeBe who I adopted at 6 months old. She lived with me for 10 1/2 years, and I praise God that he allowed this. Please hug your pets tonight and say a prayer for BeBe and say a prayer for me.

BeBe Angienetter Norris
September 11, 2001 – August 16, 2012

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Fallon when you had your blog, did you let folks make comments?

Bmore on August 16, 2012 at 11:06 PM

It helps to think about baseball and not Kate Upton.

SparkPlug on August 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM

LOL

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 11:06 PM

BeBe Angienetter Norris
September 11, 2001 – August 16, 2012

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

That’s a shame, carbon. Danes are cool dogs.

Lanceman on August 16, 2012 at 11:07 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Condolences. I lost my canine pal, Little Buddy, on Memorial Day weekend of 2003. Very tough. I found him in a freezing rain storm when he was about three months old and had him for over fifteen years. It’s a very tough thing to go through.

predator on August 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

September 11, 2001 – August 16, 2012

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Sorry to hear that my friend. I’ll send good vibes your way. I happy for you to have enjoyed BeBe, know she enjoyed having you as well.

Bmore on August 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I’m sorry about your loss.

jaime on August 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Prayers ascending for you. Hope the new job is going well…

OmahaConservative on August 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Juan Williams is living breathing proof that you should keep your mouth shut so that you don’t remove all doubt. I really cannot stand to hear or see him.

MustLoveBlogs on August 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I feel your pain, nothing worse than losing a Lab and I’ve lost a few over the years.

But where she’s at now is a place of never-ending steaks, green fields, rabbits, and cool lakes.

Bishop on August 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

…David Axelrod, whose professional obligation is to be witlessly demagogic and wholly dishonest…

Ain’t that the truth? And he’s so lacking for new lines of attack that he’s rehasing this one.

Video: Romney shows ‘pension for secrecy,’ Axelrod says

Flora Duh on August 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I=I’m

Bmore on August 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

My favorite thing about liberals?

They don’t know when they have a losing argument.

Go ahead, Juan. Tell people whose DOCTORS have told them they are planning on refusing MEDICARE patients or quitting private practice altogether that same lie over and over again.

I know my doctor and I have had the discussion. I know my wife’s doctor has said the same thing to her. You just keep saying that lie on air as many times as you can … because I KNOW who people are going to believe.

Critical thinking – when it comes to liberals, it is like trying to explain colors to someone born blind.

PolAgnostic on August 16, 2012 at 11:09 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Sorry to hear that.

changer1701 on August 16, 2012 at 11:09 PM

From the Headlines:

KLEIN: Larry, just before we went on the air tonight, I checked with my sources in the Clinton camp and I took notes because I want to be careful. And here is what they told me: Up until just a couple of weeks ago, the White House was putting out feelers to see if Hillary would accept the vice-presidential nod and replace Joe Biden. Bill Clinton was, I’m told, urging his wife to accept the number-two slot. He saw this as a great launching pad for her for running in 2016. But, then, Hillary had lunch in the White House a couple of weeks ago with Valerie Jarrett, Michelle’s best friend, senior adviser to both the first lady and the president. And she told Valerie Jarrett that she would not accept the vice-president spot. The lunch was ostensibly about other matters, but it came up. The vice-presidential thing came up. Hillary felt burned out after four years as secretary of state. But I’m told there were more important reasons for her not accepting.

KUDLOW: Such as?

KLEIN: Number one, she felt that if she were on the ticket with Obama and he lost, she would be tarred as a loser when she tried to run in 2016. On the other hand, if she was on the ticket and he won, and he continued his far, left-wing socialistic policies, she would have to defend those policies when she ran in 2016.

KUDLOW: It’s already tough enough for her to defend some of the foreign policies that he has been putting forward.

KLEIN: Exactly.

KUDLOW: So let me just get that. You’re saying, two weeks ago, that White House staff put out feelers to Hillary about going on the ticket as vice president.

KLEIN: That’s right.

KULDOW: And Hillary then didn’t make a decision immediately? She-

KLEIN: She knew that she was having lunch with Valerie Jarrett.

KUDLOW: But not with President Obama?

KLEIN: The president has never spoken to Hillary about this. Because he is afraid that if he makes such a offer, and she turns it down, Bill will leak the story.

KUDLOW: Bill will leak the story.

KLEIN: He doesn’t trust Bill Clinton.

KUDLOW: Well, he shouldn’t. Bill Clinton disagrees about three quarters of the time.

KCB on August 16, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Hmm..according to the Kudlow Report, Hillary was approached 2 weeks ago about replacing Biden, and she said no.

wargamer6 on August 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I also read that the W.H. said they were keeping Biden. However, this from the Weekly Standard, FWIW from Axelrod is strange.

“Listen, I have a great affection and respect for Joe Biden,” Axelrod said, according to a rush transcript. “I think he’s been a great vice president. He’s taken on a lot of tough assignments for our administration. … from administering the recovery act — and he did it very, very well — through being the point person on the Iraq war and getting our troops home and doing that — the politics of that over there. he’s done a great job for us.”

If Obama were to drop Biden, one would expect the switch to be on the kindest possible terms. Might this effusive praise be part of a grand strategy to prepare the groundwork for dropping Biden?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/axelrod-wont-rule-out-biden-being-dropped-tells-joke-instead_650073.html

Alexrod is speaking of Biden sort of in the past tense?

bluefox on August 16, 2012 at 11:09 PM

But both Ryan and Rmoney love America. Both are capitalists. Both are qualified to hold the orifice.

That’s right, Obama hates American and hates capitalism. I love how people on the right elevate the debate to such a high level.

bayam on August 16, 2012 at 11:10 PM

The GOP will betray you!..:)

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

Dire Straits on August 16, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Lab? I meant DOG.

I have too many Labs, obviously.

Bishop on August 16, 2012 at 11:10 PM

BeBe Angienetter Norris
September 11, 2001 – August 16, 2012

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

So sorry to hear this. My dog is my second child; the loss of a canine family member is so hard. Prayers for you.

MustLoveBlogs on August 16, 2012 at 11:10 PM

New aesthetic.. so sorry.

wolly4321 on August 16, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Some of us purposefully hold back so as not to prematurely Bishop.

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I think about libfreeordie

Rio Linda Refugee on August 16, 2012 at 11:11 PM

It has been a rough day, GG.

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM

AMEN. The fact that it isn’t Friday night is criminal.

gophergirl on August 16, 2012 at 11:11 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Sorry to hear that!..:)

Dire Straits on August 16, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Fallon when you had your blog, did you let folks make comments?

Bmore on August 16, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Bmore, I finally deciphered your riddle this afternoon after trying all different and wrong wordplays *facepalm*.

I did allow comments and I had to delete and blocked spammers every once in a while. Even though it was a food blog, it was more of a personal journey, so I didn’t try to increase my readership. Consequently, I didn’t get a lot of comments.

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Alexrod is speaking of Biden sort of in the past tense?

bluefox on August 16, 2012 at 11:09 PM

What ‘reasonable’ – appearing ‘rat would hitch their wagon to barky?

Bayh? Forget it.

Maybe he can get Piglosi.

Lanceman on August 16, 2012 at 11:12 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

My sincerest condolences on your loss — our furry friends truly do become part of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

RIP BeBe.

Dark Star on August 16, 2012 at 11:12 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Sending you a box of cyber kleenex. Hang in there!

gophergirl on August 16, 2012 at 11:13 PM

That’s right, Obama hates American and hates capitalism. I love how people on the right elevate the debate to such a high level.

bayam on August 16, 2012 at 11:10 PM

We’re not as accomplished as you lefties, we always use the slavery metaphors with Hispanic instead of black audiences; imagine our embarrassment.

Bishop on August 16, 2012 at 11:13 PM

bayam on August 16, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Get lost, boy.

Lanceman on August 16, 2012 at 11:13 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I’m so sorry to hear that. I lost my beloved companion of 12 yrs almost 8 yrs ago. It still hurts but I am most thankful to have had her in my life.

I noticed the date you adopted BeBe was Sept. 11, 2001, any significance to that?

Flora Duh on August 16, 2012 at 11:13 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

So sorry for you. I understand completely about BeBe being your soul mate. My little one departed in Oct. 2008, and I still miss her every day.

May your happy memories be of great comfort to you.

GrannyDee on August 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM

BeBe Angienetter Norris
September 11, 2001 – August 16, 2012

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Condolences..I for one tend to like dogs much more than most people I know. :(

KCB on August 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I hope its okay if I cue a tune for BeBe. Knowing you as I do, I’m sure BeBe was a fan too. ; )

Bmore on August 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM

If anyone is interested in an update on the “poaching” issue…

Let’s Face It: Bloviating & Assuming Facts Not In Evidence Are “Unseemly”

M2RB: Monty Python

I was going to let it go until someone made a disastrous tactical mistake this afternoon. NOW, it’s over.

If I may be so bold as to quote our brilliant, elegant, god-like, “clean and articulate,” and immortal SCoaMF, “I won”…because someone “acted stupidly”…indeed.

Resist We Much on August 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM

BeBe Angienetter Norris
September 11, 2001 – August 16, 2012

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I’m so sorry, sweetheart. She was beautiful. :( There’s never enough time with them, but I’m glad you had as long as you did.

cynccook on August 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I’m glad you figured it out. ; ) Sorry if I was to cryptic by half. I’m sure you understand why I’m guarded. : )

Bmore on August 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM

If we keep talking about dogs we might get that dog biscuit ad again. Maybe it was only on my screen.

In the chick-filet thread there was a KFC ad.

Google knows what we are saying.

SparkPlug on August 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Please hug your pets tonight and say a prayer for BeBe and say a prayer for me.

BeBe Angienetter Norris

September 11, 2001 – August 16, 2012

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I have two dogs now and I love them dearly but I still grieve for and miss my Sparky who passed away in 2008. Pets touch us in a way that nothing else can. The love is unconditional and pure.

Fallon on August 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Bishop on August 16, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I hate it when that happens.

KCB on August 16, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Sorry about the loss of your dog.

SparkPlug on August 16, 2012 at 11:17 PM

That’s right, Obama hates American and hates capitalism. I love how people on the right elevate the debate to such a high level.

bayam on August 16, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Those are demonstrably true statements of fact not subject to debate.

Dark Star on August 16, 2012 at 11:17 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Sympathies and prayers on the loss of your buddy. :(

kim roy on August 16, 2012 at 11:18 PM

People, I lost my soul mate. A black Great Dane named BeBe who I adopted at 6 months old. She lived with me for 10 1/2 years, and I praise God that he allowed this. Please hug your pets tonight and say a prayer for BeBe and say a prayer for me.

BeBe Angienetter Norris
September 11, 2001 – August 16, 2012

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Dear, God. Please receive this Great Dane back into your caring hands. Her name was BeBe, and she was a good dog. Rest in peace, dear one. And best wishes to the survivors. Think about the good times shared. It is a shame that pets must pass before we do, in most cases. I have gone through the loss several times. Godspeed to your healing.

minnesoter on August 16, 2012 at 11:18 PM

AMEN. The fact that it isn’t Friday night is criminal.

gophergirl on August 16, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Can I make that my QOTD?

KCB on August 16, 2012 at 11:18 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Awww, sorry to hear that. Prayers for you as you count your blessings for the time you had her.

bluefox on August 16, 2012 at 11:19 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Sorry to hear that!..:(

Dire Straits on August 16, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Fixed!..

Dire Straits on August 16, 2012 at 11:19 PM

AMEN. The fact that it isn’t Friday night is criminal.

gophergirl on August 16, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Can I make that my QOTD?

KCB on August 16, 2012 at 11:18 PM

That would be a good one!..:)

Dire Straits on August 16, 2012 at 11:20 PM

the new aesthetic on August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

So sad. I know it is hard to think about now, but get another one to love as soon as possible.

When my last dog passed I couldn’t bear the thought of another one. Did not have one for 3 years.

My daughters got me one for Mother’s day and the joy has been tremendous.

Barred on August 16, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Go ahead, Juan. Tell people whose DOCTORS have told them they are planning on refusing MEDICARE patients or quitting private practice altogether that same lie over and over again.

That’s exactly what the Ryan plan will accelerate.

“Classic” Medicare will still be around — but it might be a sinking ship
The first thing Ryan always tells seniors about his Medicare plan is, if you’re already in the program or near retirement, don’t worry — we leave you alone. The changes don’t start until 2023, for people who are currently under age 55. That assumes Medicare can really stay just like it is, even if other people are bailing out of the ship.
In a report last year, Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank, warned that doctors would start leaving traditional Medicare if there are other options — especially since a lot of them don’t think Medicare pays enough now. So seniors would be able to stay in traditional Medicare as long as they want — but that doesn’t mean they will find doctors to treat them.
It might not be the same benefits
The latest Ryan plan says the new private health plans would have to cover “the actuarial equivalent” of Medicare benefits. So here’s the fine print: that means they might not have to be the same actual benefits.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79584_Page2.html#ixzz23lmtHIvB

bayam on August 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Methinks biden is as we speak locked up in Cheneys super secret iron maiden at the Naval observatory, sublevel D.

wolly4321 on August 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Juan Williams is living breathing proof that you should keep your mouth shut so that you don’t remove all doubt. I really cannot stand to hear or see him.

MustLoveBlogs on August 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Yep. He’s turning into a braying jackass talking-points reader.

slickwillie2001 on August 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM

My Firefox blocks the FB posts completely. Are they showing up down here in the blogs now?

OmahaConservative on August 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM

That’s right, Obama hates American and hates capitalism. I love how people on the right elevate the debate to such a high level.
bayam on August 16, 2012 at 11:10 PM

For bayam to start out the tunes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBWp6Us3oEc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

MeatHeadinCA on August 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM

CK hammers Juan..That was cool!..:)

Dire Straits on August 16, 2012 at 11:22 PM

In a report last year, Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank,

Anybody know any ‘centrist’ ‘rats?

Lanceman on August 16, 2012 at 11:23 PM

In a report last year, Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank,

Anybody know any ‘centrist’ ‘rats?

Lanceman on August 16, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Yep. I know one because he is a registered Democrat. He really should be an Indie…

OmahaConservative on August 16, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I have a herd of dogs and when one passes on the others know it, but they are still happy goofballs and accept the newbie I introduce to replace the one that left.

Your dog would want you to have another dog, it’s how they are, they move on so that another dog can have a chance to be your happy goofball.

Bishop on August 16, 2012 at 11:25 PM

bayam on August 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM

You’re even dumber than you look. I didn’t think that was possible.

Dark Star on August 16, 2012 at 11:25 PM

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