Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on August 26, 2012 by Allahpundit

Having survived a summer of attacks but still trailing the president narrowly in most national polls, Mr. Romney’s campaign remains focused intently on the economy as the issue that can defeat Mr. Obama. But in a marked change, Mr. Romney has added a harder edge to a message that for most of this year was focused on his business and job-creation credentials, injecting volatile cultural themes into the race…

Many [undecided] voters are economically disaffected, and the Romney campaign has been trying to reach them with appeals built around an assertion that Mr. Obama is making it easier for welfare recipients to avoid work. The Romney campaign is airing an advertisement falsely charging that Mr. Obama has “quietly announced” plans to eliminate work and job training requirements for welfare beneficiaries, a message Mr. Romney’s aides said resonates with working-class voters who see government as doing nothing for them.

The moves reflect a campaign infused with a sharper edge and overtones of class and race. On Friday, Mr. Romney said at a rally that no one had ever had to ask him about his birth certificate, and Mr. Ryan invoked his Catholicism and love of hunting. Democrats angrily said Mr. Romney’s remark associated him with the fringe “birther” camp seeking falsely to portray Mr. Obama as not American…

“These folks know they are not happy with what Obama has done, but they are struggling between, ‘I voted for him, I liked him, but he’s not getting the job done,’ ” said Carl Forti, political director for American Crossroads. “That’s where Mitt needs to take advantage.”

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Four years after the nation enthusiastically embraced his presidency, President Obama’s brand is broken, according to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

“I think Barack Obama’s not real anymore to the American people,” Priebus said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” from the site of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. “At the top of the [Democratic] ticket is a man who sold us a bill of goods and delivered on very little.”

Voters, he added, are “starving for real authentic people that make a promise and keep a promise.”

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More difficult is convincing the all-important independents that Romney will make a better president than Obama. There is little the Democrats can do about the president’s weak job approval with this bloc. After all, independents have had three and a half years to observe the president and formulate an opinion. Instead, the left has taken to demagoguing Mitt Romney in the hopes of scaring the middle of the country away from the Republican party. This strategy has its origins in LBJ’s vicious “frontlash” campaign against Barry Goldwater in 1964; Johnson knew that he was bound to face a backlash over the Great Society and civil rights, so he sought effectively to disqualify Goldwater among middle-class moderates by casting the Arizona conservative as a threat to humanity.

This explains why Team Obama has dogged Romney so relentlessly on his tenure at Bain Capital. The hope is to define the GOP nominee as a heartless plutocrat who will make the rich richer and the poor poorer. This is, of course, an argument Democrats typically employ, going all the way back to 1896, but it forms the centerpiece of the Obama attack this cycle.

It is incumbent upon Romney to counter this—and not just by pointing out falsehoods and exaggerations in the Obama message. Instead, Romney will have to aggressively project a positive message over the next few months. That does not mean he has to distribute white papers to the mailboxes of all undecided voters. But he does have to combine a sunny optimism that America’s best days are ahead with enough specifics to leave the impression that he actually knows how to execute the turnaround the nation so desperately needs.

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American politics is more divided than it has been in generations — and the American electorate is starting to reflect those divisions, with 9 of 10 likely voters already certain which way their votes will go. The polls — that is, those polls that don’t offer up ridiculous Democrat-heavy samples — have been neck-and-neck, and stable, for the past several weeks. There simply are not that undecided many voters out there to convince, and they are difficult to reach. Romney’s best hope is that undecided voters tend to break for the challenger.

Otherwise, there is not much the Republican party can do this week that has not already been done. Adding Rep. Paul Ryan has encouraged and mobilized the conservative base. Focusing on Barack Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment has given the campaign a coherent economic message. Getting ahead of the Todd Akin controversy has minimized the damage to the national ticket. What’s left is to get out the vote–and while that process begins in earnest at the Republican National Convention, the Romney/Ryan campaign must rely on preparations made beforehand. And whatever “bounce” emerges from the Republican convention may be matched or canceled out by the Democratic convention that follows during the week after Labor Day.

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Everyone knows “it’s the economy, stupid.” Except it’s not simply the economy. The economic situation hasn’t changed in Missouri during the past week, nor have the economic agendas of the two senatorial candidates. But it turns out the public cares about the character and intelligence of those presenting themselves for election. The public also cares about what those candidates say, and what they would do, about a lot of noneconomic issues. The public cares about our troops fighting in Afghanistan, and whether their sacrifices will be in vain or not. The public cares whether Iran gets nuclear weapons. The public cares about marriage and morals, and about freedom and opportunity. Voters are, especially in hard times, certainly concerned about their pocketbooks​—​but they’re also concerned about the lessons they draw from their prayer books and their social studies books.

Everyone knows that the American people can’t understand a debate about abstractions like the national debt, entitlements, Obamacare, and sound money. Except that 2010 was the biggest Republican victory in decades, and came as Tea Party-inspired GOP candidates focused on these issues even as most voters still blamed a Republican, George W. Bush, for the weak economy…

What if a campaign focused first and foremost on laying out a serious governing agenda, on making clear what’s at stake in the choice before us, and on explaining why its nominees should be entrusted with the responsibility to lead the nation?

Everyone knows that wouldn’t work. Everyone knows the American people are stupid. Except what if they’re not?

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Q. But, I mean, I can certainly see Republicans, led by Speaker Boehner, saying the same thing—the American people voted, we’re back in power, too. They’re not going to change their position on taxes, on climate change, on immigration. So I mean, if you could—if I could just push a little further on that, how do you see that dynamic changing?

Obama: Well, look, there are some proposals that they put forward that we’re not going to compromise on because I believe it would be bad for the country and bad for middle-class families.

I don’t think it would be a good idea to pursue an approach that voucherizes Medicare and raises taxes on middle-class families to give wealthy individuals a tax break. So if that’s the mandate that Republicans receive, then there’s still going to be some serious arguments here in Washington.

But what I’m offering the American people is a balanced approach that the majority agrees with, including a lot of Republicans. And for me to be able to say to the Republicans, the election is over; you no longer need to be focused on trying to beat me; what you need to be focused on and what you should have been focused on from the start is how do we advance the American economy — I’m prepared to make a whole range of compromises, some of which I get criticized from the Democratic Party on, in order to make progress. But we’re going to need compromise on your side as well. And the days of viewing compromise as a dirty word need to be over because the American people are tired of it.

That’s, I think, a message that will resonate not with every Republican, but I think with a lot of fair-minded Republican legislators who probably feel somewhat discouraged about having served in one of the least productive Congresses in American history.

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Sultans of Swing w/Clapton

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

The internals on that poll for Pennsylvania yesterday showed that across ALMOST ALL of the state it was even, but in PHILADELPHIA………OBAMA LEADS 8 TO 1.

Cross Pennsylvania off the list boys.

PappyD61 on August 26, 2012 at 10:18 PM

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You know I love you, Pappy’, but I say (EXPLETIVE) these polls.

I just don’t trust ‘em.

listens2glenn on August 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Don’t let these ppl fool you, it was all about Bailey, she was the real hottie………..

angrymike on August 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Right wit’ ya.

She was gettable. Jennifer was not.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

KCB on August 26, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Excellent tune, Ken.

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

That’s all for me folks, goodnight to all……..;-)

angrymike on August 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

You know I love you, Pappy’, but I say (EXPLETIVE) these polls.

I just don’t trust ‘em.

listens2glenn on August 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

If Allah has a pre-election prediction thread showing obama winning, take it to the bank. It’s over.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

OT: Issac headed for New Orleans.

ruh roh.

ted c on August 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

The Latest…..Hurricane Issac!
________________________________

Hurricane Central ‏@twc_hurricane

Latest graphics from the 11pm #Isaac advisory are in: http://wxch.nl/NhjIhY

https://twitter.com/twc_hurricane

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I am pissed off, that to this day, I still don’t understand one single word to the closing theme of WKRP in Cincinatti.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:00 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTlz1BqS8A0

Solaratov on August 26, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Sultans of Swing w/Clapton

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Diggin this right now!

KCB on August 26, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Amjean on August 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Jindal is scheduled to speak, but he said this afternoon he’ll be returning to LA to deal with Isaac. Hopefully he’ll record a video message that will shown at the convention.

Governor Scott cancelled his speaking slot at the convention also to deal with the storm.

Flora Duh on August 26, 2012 at 11:24 PM

angrymike on August 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Goodnight, Mike! Sleep well!

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2012 at 11:24 PM

KCB on August 26, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Yeah, hard to beat Knopfler and Clapton together. :)

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

OT: Issac headed for New Orleans.

ruh roh.

ted c on August 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

ted c:Yuppers:)
================

In southeastern Louisiana, St. Charles Parish’s 53,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate by parish officials – @breakingweather

40 mins ago by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/isaac

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

The turkey skit was epic.

wolly4321 on August 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Maybe we will get o 10 pages without Tesla…
Sorry I can’t help…

got to sign off..

But will be back before Ed posts tomorrow morning…..

Take care…

Electrongod on August 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM

That’s all for me folks, goodnight to all……..;-)

angrymike on August 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

angrymike:Nite mike,Sweet Rat dreams!:)

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM

He believes that he would get a better deal if commies took over the country and caused its collapse. He thinks that everyone would see how he was right all along and decide to move in his direction en masse. I would urge him to look at Russia. It hasn’t worked out so well over there.

Resist We Much on August 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Ya that must be it.

At least I know how the communist are taking over America. You bury your head in the sand and pretend that if you ignore Mitt Romneys actual deeds that his wonderful words will trump those deeds.

You are like an Ostrich under attack. Will you learn before the Dingo bites off your head?

Mitt Romney is the more Communist of the two this year. He is the teacher Obama the student. Mitt got Gay Marriage in through an illegal executive order long before Obama got the Dream Act through the same way. Mitt Romney got Romney Care long before Obama copied it on a Federal level but Obama said that was just a way point. Right a way point for Romney to make it pure State run Health Care.

Obama is a safer choice as horribly horrendous as he is. As a Democrat the House can still stop a great deal of his crap. But Romney could hoodwink the house were he to win. Thankfully he will not win.

The out of Obama passed with the nomination of Obama. Now it is just a choice of two Dictators both bad beyond comprehension. But I believe Mitt the worse King, Dictator or whatever you want to call him. Presidents are contained by respect of the Constitution but Mitt and Obama use the constitution for Toilet Paper.

Steveangell on August 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

g’nite canopfor, thanks for the updates.

ted c on August 26, 2012 at 11:28 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTlz1BqS8A0

Solaratov on August 26, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Ho. Lee. SH!T!

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:28 PM

er..g’nite mike.

ted c on August 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM

The GOP will betray you!..:)

The GOPe will betray you..For the true consTrueCons!..:)

Dire Straits on August 26, 2012 at 9:00 PM

The T and C are uppercase.

BoxHead1 on August 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM

got to sign off..

But will be back before Ed posts tomorrow morning…..

Take care…

Electrongod on August 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Electrongod:NIte EG:)

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Lanceman
Don’t let these ppl fool you, it was all about Bailey, she was the real hottie………..

angrymike on August 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Absolutely true! Still waters run deep…so to speak.

Solaratov on August 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Ho. Lee. SH!T!

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:28 PM

heh! no wonder you didn’t know those lyrics. they make no sense at all.

ted c on August 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I bid you all a goodnight. Its been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

Money For Nothin’ – Knopfler, Clapton, Sting, Phil Collins

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Don’t let these ppl fool you, it was all about Bailey, she was the real hottie………..

angrymike on August 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Word

Yeah, hard to beat Knopfler and Clapton together. :)

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Knopfler and Atkins have better symmetry.

Knopfler and Clapton are like having two identical diamonds, balanced, but you spend more time trying to find a difference than enjoying.

cozmo on August 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Obama is a safer choice as horribly horrendous as he is. As a Democrat the House can still stop a great deal of his crap

Are you delusional or just a crack addict.

BacaDog on August 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

we have some close friends with a home in Gulfport, MS who had 3-5ft of water in their home from Katrina and spent mega $$ and a lot of heartache rebuilding their lives there.

ted c on August 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Mitt Romney is the more Communist of the two this year.

Steveangell on August 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Really? Then why didn’t he receive their endorsement?

Communist Party USA Endorses Barack Obama and Democrats For 2012 Election

Flora Duh on August 26, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Steveangell on August 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

The more you babble, the less sense you make.

cozmo on August 26, 2012 at 11:33 PM

nice backhand flora.

bam

ted c on August 26, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Romney Revealed: CNN’s documentary on Mitt Romney

Flora Duh on August 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Flora Duh:

Thank-you for the Linky,btw,there been a few Tornado
Warnings in Florida,take care:)

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 11:34 PM

heh! no wonder you didn’t know those lyrics. they make no sense at all.

ted c on August 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I knew it was gibberish like Louie Louie.

But who the hell performed it?

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Romney Revealed: CNN’s documentary on Mitt Romney

Flora Duh on August 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM

CNN was kind of benign tonight. The media, while wanting Barry to win at the end of the day, also want the horse race to stay close for a while so there is an audience tuning in. The even more blatant tilt will come later, when it is closer to election day, or if Romney is pulling too far ahead.

bayview on August 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Speaking of Tornados……………….

A tornado watch has been issued until 9am Monday for the southern half of the Fla. Peninsula including Tampa and Miami – @twc_hurricane

1 min ago by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/isaac

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM

As a Democrat the House can still stop a great deal of his crap

Are you delusional or just a crack addict.

BacaDog on August 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I’ll take door number two, Monty.

BWAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looka this clown! “The Reeeeepublicans’ll stop him!”

Yeah. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Hey steve,, call on line one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIDw75mUl6c&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

wolly4321 on August 26, 2012 at 11:36 PM

renalin on August 26, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Night Owl on August 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Whoa, never would have thought that one would wise up.

cozmo on August 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

…and that’s when I start feeling guilty for being sort of pissy with them sometimes.) (:-<)

KOOLAID2 on August 26, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Obama is a safer choice as horribly horrendous as he is. As a Democrat the House can still stop a great deal of his crap. But Romney could hoodwink the house were he to win. Thankfully he will not win.

Steveangell on August 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

.
Steve’, for the love of all that’s good and decent . . . Mitt Romney will pick better SCOTUS replacements than Mitt will.

If that’s the only good thing he does it’s worth it.

listens2glenn on August 26, 2012 at 11:37 PM

replacements than Mitt Obama will.

listens2glenn on August 26, 2012 at 11:37 PM

.
Ay carumba . . . . . .

listens2glenn on August 26, 2012 at 11:39 PM

…and that’s when I start feeling guilty for being sort of pissy with them sometimes.) (:-<)

KOOLAID2 on August 26, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Nope, until they chose to evolve from willfully ignorant ABR nutballs, they are not deserving of any mercy, or quarter.

cozmo on August 26, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Thanks Flora-
well it looks like the huckster will get to speak after all…

cmsinaz on August 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I heard him on Fox a while ago. He said he would be willing not to speak since a lot of the other speakers don’t have their own radio and TV shows to get their views out there. So I guess if he’s speaking, Romney must have wanted him to. Unless of course Huckabee just said that to look magnanimous.

Night Owl on August 26, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Really? Then why didn’t he receive their endorsement?

Communist Party USA Endorses Barack Obama and Democrats For 2012 Election

Flora Duh on August 26, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Hardly the first year.

A communist spy is generally far more effective than an overt agent. Romney wants different people in charge than Obama there is that difference. Although they both love Goldman Sacks and Soros.

Steveangell on August 26, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Hey steve,, call on line one. Pick up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIDw75mUl6c&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

wolly4321 on August 26, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Steveangell on August 26, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Things must be pretty strange in your fantasy world.

cozmo on August 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM

btw,there been a few Tornado
Warnings in Florida,take care:)

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Thanks. The warnings are in the counties just south of me. Weather Service also lifted the TS warning for my area at 5:00 p.m. We’re still expected to get a lot of rain tomorrow though.

Flora Duh on August 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Mitt Romney is the more Communist of the two this year. He is the teacher Obama the student. Mitt got Gay Marriage in through an illegal executive order long before Obama got the Dream Act through the same way. Mitt Romney got Romney Care long before Obama copied it on a Federal level but Obama said that was just a way point. Right a way point for Romney to make it pure State run Health Care.

Obama is a safer choice as horribly horrendous as he is. As a Democrat the House can still stop a great deal of his crap. But Romney could hoodwink the house were he to win. Thankfully he will not win.
.

Steveangell on August 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

You are a freaking idiot. Or do just post outrageous sh$t for the attention you think you are getting?

Are you really this stupid or just play moby at HA for kicks or cash from Axelrod?

JPeterman on August 26, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Steveangell on August 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

**eyeroll**

But, a single Senator Todd Akin of the Magical Vajayjay Shield fame will be able to repeal/veto any executive orders, directives, and regulations made in an Obama second term. So, if we all stay home like Stevie in November and allow Obama to win, we have nothing at all to worry about in the very least. In fact, we can rest assured that Obama will best serve Stevie’s two most pressing issues: abortions and SSM. He will be more conservative than Romney on both. We know this because Stevie has told us so.

YOU, Sir, are just as big a problem for America as the Marxists.

Resist We Much on August 26, 2012 at 11:43 PM

We’re still expected to get a lot of rain tomorrow though.

Flora Duh on August 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Yeah. I’ll see it when I believe it.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Sorry for the double post. Solar flares or sumting.

wolly4321 on August 26, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Thank Jesus I ain’t got a vajayjay.

Seems like a lot of work.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Getting ahead of the Todd Akin controversy has minimized the damage to the national ticket.

Maybe and maybe not. It is not yet knowable.

VorDaj on August 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM

A communist spy is generally far more effective than an overt agent. Romney wants different people in charge than Obama there is that difference. Although they both love Goldman Sacks and Soros.

Steveangell on August 26, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Show us your proof that Romney is in love with George Soros.

I’ll wait.

JPeterman on August 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I knew it was gibberish like Louie Louie.

But who the hell performed it?

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:34 PM

The closing theme, “WKRP In Cincinnati End Credits”, was a hard rock number composed and performed by Jim Ellis. According to people who attended the recording sessions, Ellis didn’t yet have lyrics for the closing theme, so he sang nonsense words to give an idea of how it would sound. Wilson decided it would be funny to use lyrics that were deliberately gibberish, as a satire on the incomprehensibility of many rock songs. Also, since CBS always had an announcer talking over the closing credits, Wilson knew that no one would actually hear the closing theme lyrics anyway.

Solaratov on August 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Everyone knows that a woman can “give up” their rapist’s baby, which would also be the rape victim’s baby by the way. The question is whether or not the rape victim should be legally required to produce the rapist’s baby and then not be able to keep her own baby and “give up” the rapist’s baby at the same time. You can’t very well cut the baby in half. Why shouldn’t a woman be able to decide who her baby’s father is, or at least have some choice? Now if the woman waits until she has been pregnant for quite a few months that’s a different situation, but if she wants to terminate the creation of a baby before there even is a baby by taking the “Morning after” pill or get an abortion just as soon as she can why should she not be able to? Why should she be forced to go ahead a create a baby with a rapist, and not just any rapist but the rapist who raped her, because some proclaim they know it to be G_d’s will and that G_d says even a day after the sperm meets the egg, it’s a baby? This is so wrong and so illogical it is absolutely astounding.

VorDaj on August 26, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Solaratov on August 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Interesting.

I expected Jackson to come up with this, not a Rooshian.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I don’t think it would be a good idea to pursue an approach that voucherizes Medicare and raises taxes on middle-class families to give wealthy individuals a tax break.

I’m at a loss. I don’t remember Romney or Ryan saying that they’ll raise taxes on the middle class and not on the wealthy. Did I miss something?

Mr. Obama talks about caring for the poor, and he would raise taxes on the rich to pay for that care. But aren’t the middle class richer than the poor, and so, don’t they count as “rich” also in the equation to raise taxes to care for the disadvantaged? And if not, why not? Could the calculus behind Obama’s resort to class warfare be merely votes? Can he salve the middle class conscience, which must surely be disturbed by the suffering of the poor, by taking money from another class as a scapegoat?

Hmm. I think I read something similar recently. Ah yes. Here it is!
http://theonlyquran.com/hadith/Sahih-Muslim/?volume=37&chapter=8

unclesmrgol on August 26, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Are you delusional or just a crack addict.

BacaDog on August 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

In Stevie’s case, the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

Resist We Much on August 26, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Otay Peeps,everyone have a Good Night,one for the road,
in taken it to the Democrats……………..———:)

Ted Nugent – Stranglehold

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c3d7QgZr7g
===========================================

Issac at 22,500 Miles UP!
The Maps Update(btw)

GOES Project Science
*********************

http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 11:49 PM

A communist spy is generally far more effective than an overt agent. Romney wants different people in charge than Obama there is that difference. Although they both love Goldman Sacks and Soros.

Steveangell on August 26, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Sure Steve. Whatever you say.

Flora Duh on August 26, 2012 at 11:49 PM

…and that’s when I start feeling guilty for being sort of pissy with them sometimes.) (:-<)

KOOLAID2 on August 26, 2012 at 11:37 PM

It depends who it is. He is a small business owner who was afraid Romney wouldn’t do what is needed to turn things around in time for him to save his business, from what I’ve read over the past few months. Some are just crazy….

Night Owl on August 26, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Thank Jesus I ain’t got a vajayjay.

Seems like a lot of work.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Yes, it does, doesn’t it? Things seem to have become a lot more complicated. Anatomy and physiology used to be simpler before Akin. Now it’s a bigger mystery than when I was twelve.

a capella on August 26, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Wow. We just got another nut of a different color tonight,,,

OmahaConservative on August 26, 2012 at 11:51 PM

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Thanks. The warnings are in the counties just south of me. Weather Service also lifted the TS warning for my area at 5:00 p.m. We’re still expected to get a lot of rain tomorrow though.

Flora Duh on August 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Flora Duh:Stay safe,Nite “SunShine State”:)

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Mitt Romney is the more Communist of the two this year.

Steveangell on August 26, 2012

…oh that’s right!…You’re the narcotics nut that said his father George Romney was a communist too!…What do you take that makes you progressively crazier as the evening wears on?
I forgot!…You do get batshit crazier and crazier as you go along! I don’t pay much attention to you since you do the SOS every day for months like some skipping record. Romney…Romney…Romney….Romney! Do I need to call for help for you or something? Your brain doesn’t turn into a pumpkin at midnight does it?

KOOLAID2 on August 26, 2012 at 11:52 PM

A communist spy is generally far more effective than an overt agent.

Steveangell on August 26, 2012 at 11:40 PM

OK, yoda, using your tinfoil hat and double-secret decoder ring, which you found at the bottom of a box of Alex Jones’ Whacker Jobbers, tell us for which communist country is Romney spying and the first two, the Soviet Union and East Germany, don’t count, obviously?

Resist We Much on August 26, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Issac at 22,500 Miles UP!
The Maps Update(btw)

GOES Project Science
*********************

http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Something tells me that’s 22,500 feet, not miles.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Soros~Romney? the Cayman Islands, dude. Duh? Swiss accounts./

wolly4321 on August 26, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Yeah. I’ll see it when I believe it.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:43 PM

We had quite a bit of rain earlier today. I live closer to the west coast than you do, so I would expect my area to get some of the outer bands. I’m not gonna sweat it. We had more wind and flood damage last month from TS Debby than I expect from Isaac.

Flora Duh on August 26, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Something tells me that’s 22,500 feet, not miles.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Nope, if it was feet, you would see nothing but the inside of clouds.

It might be pretty scary too.

cozmo on August 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Lucano on August 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Yeah, unemployment more than 8% for 43 months, 6 in 1 American families living in poverty, the fiscal cliff looming and the DNC program is Muslim Outreach, Abortion of Demand paid for by taxpayers and “free” contraceptives. Obama has got his finger on the pulse of the American people. /s

conservative tarheel on August 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Sorry I missed you before you went to bed. Yes, it was a typo — I obviously meant Ryan — was in a rush because just to be safe I decided to book a hotel room in case Isaac is still heading this way tomorrow (and if it *actually* gets to a Cat 2 — right now it is still a tropical storm). So I wrote the post and dashed to find a hotel.

Dark Star on August 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM

VorDaj on August 26, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Once egg is fertilized, the initial state of a new individual exists. That egg, if all goes well, will implant and develop into a breathing baby.

We call the condition of being pregnant as being with child — and that phraseology exists for good reason. In fact pregnant comes from the Latin word meaning “to carry”.

The Bible talks about babies leaping in the womb. That phraseology exists for good reason.

Any method which prevents fertilization is fine. but any method which terminates a pregnancy kills a child. Now, the age of the child is immaterial. You can argue that if the child doesn’t have an arm it isn’t a child, but you can see where that takes you.

You can’t be against the death penalty “except” — and you cannot be against abortion “except”.

unclesmrgol on August 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Flora Duh on August 26, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I want some feeder bands!

Because after this guy’s gone, it’ll be hotter than a motherfletcher.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:48 PM

We have many talents. :)

WKRP was/is one of my favorites. I tried to never miss a show (that, and “Are You Being Served”)

Solaratov on August 26, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Nope, if it was feet, you would see nothing but the inside of clouds.

It might be pretty scary too.

cozmo on August 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Uh, cozmo? I know of no satellite that’s 1/10th the way to the moon.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:57 PM

The moves reflect a campaign infused with a sharper edge and overtones of class and race. On Friday, Mr. Romney said at a rally that no one had ever had to ask him about his birth certificate, and Mr. Ryan invoked his Catholicism and love of hunting. Democrats angrily said Mr. Romney’s remark associated him with the fringe “birther” camp seeking falsely to portray Mr. Obama as not American…

Lol. NYT is such a joke. How does a birther joke, Catholicism, and hunting have anything to do with race?

Nope, not liberally biased at all–the Times.

RedCrow on August 26, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Does anyone really blame Romney and the RNC leadership? (for Akin).

You had better believe it.

Steveangell on August 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Good. As I suspected, it is only the loons.

Dark Star on August 26, 2012 at 11:59 PM

We have many talents. :)

Solaratov on August 26, 2012 at 11:56 PM

So I understand…

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Uh, cozmo? I know of no satellite that’s 1/10th the way to the moon.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Geosynchronous satellites have to get waaaaay up there to maintain position without needing loooots of fuel. I cannot remember for sure, but I think there may be/may have been some out at one, or more of the lagrange points.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 12:01 AM

YOU, Sir, are just as big a problem for America as the Marxists.

Resist We Much on August 26, 2012 at 11:43 PM

You must love that hole in the ground.

Some of us actually pay attention and realize that Marxism is real and has led millions upon millions to their grave. It is far more dangerous that the death camps set up by Hitler. Ayres estimated 25% of Americans would have to go through his American Death Camps.

Mitt and Obama are both Communist. They are both 100% pure EVIL to quote Regan who called Evil EVIL when he saw it.

Steveangell on August 27, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Obama up 2 in the latest Rasmussen. Lots of work to be done.

CW on August 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM

#romneyfail

He should be up by 5 at a minimum. Sorry, Mitt is not coming across as likeable. He needs to have Ryan do the attacking and let Mitt be “presidential”.

The internals on that poll for Pennsylvania yesterday showed that across ALMOST ALL of the state it was even, but in PHILADELPHIA………OBAMA LEADS 8 TO 1.

Cross Pennsylvania off the list boys.

PappyD61 on August 26, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Whiny ABR needs to shut up.

wargamer6 on August 27, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Wow. We just got another nut of a different color tonight,,,

OmahaConservative on August 26, 2012 at 11:51 PM

OmahaConservative:

Flora Duh posted the Video,alrighty,this time I’m out,er,gone!:)
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Romney Revealed: CNN’s documentary on Mitt Romney

Flora Duh on August 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM

canopfor on August 27, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Steveangell on August 27, 2012 at 12:02 AM

OK. But at least Romney looks like me. How about that?

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Mitt and Obama are both Communist. They are both 100% pure EVIL to quote Regan who called Evil EVIL when he saw it.

Steveangell on August 27, 2012 at 12:02 AM

WTF are you smoking?

wargamer6 on August 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Soros~Romney? the Cayman Islands, dude. Duh? Swiss accounts./

wolly4321 on August 26, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Yeah. I keep all my Swiss accounts in the Caymans. Make’s ‘em easier to get to. (Warmer in the Winter, too.)

Solaratov on August 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM

You must love that hole in the ground….Some of us actually pay attention and realize…It is far more dangerous that the death camps set up by Hitler….blah, blah, blah

Some of us actually lost family members in those death camps, Stevie. So, be careful, Henny Penny.

Resist We Much on August 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Something tells me that’s 22,500 feet, not miles.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:52 PM

GOES-EAST aka GOES-13 (the satellite that took the picture) is in a geosynchronous orbit about 22,300 MILES up.

It is one of two GOES satellites watching the United States — the other, of course, is GOES-WEST (GOES-15)

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/goes-n/media/goes-east.html

The big picture:

http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/goescolor/goeseast/hurricane2/color_lrg/latest.jpg

unclesmrgol on August 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Steveangell needs to stop huffing glue or paint.

wargamer6 on August 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Whiny ABR needs to shut up.

wargamer6 on August 27, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Nah, I think he’s right about PA.

How does one combat Pittsburgh & Philly’s black panthers with a ‘rat or ineffectual scared Rethuglican governor?

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Nah, I think he’s right about PA.

How does one combat Pittsburgh & Philly’s black panthers with a ‘rat or ineffectual scared Rethuglican governor?

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Massive turnout in the rural areas?

wargamer6 on August 27, 2012 at 12:07 AM

unclesmrgol on August 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I stand corrected, unclesmongrel.

But MIR was only about 250 miles up.

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Massive turnout in the rural areas?

wargamer6 on August 27, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Like they did to get rid of Murtha?

One can hope, I guess.

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Like they did to get rid of Murtha?

One can hope, I guess.

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Different times..

wargamer6 on August 27, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Mitt and Obama are both Communist. They are both 100% pure EVIL to quote Regan who called Evil EVIL when he saw it.

Steveangell on August 27, 2012 at 12:02 AM

You wouldn’t know a Communist if it bit you in your boil infested a$$. Meth is a horrible drug, you should lay off of it.

And I’m still waiting for that proof that Romney is in love with George Soros.

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 12:09 AM

The big picture:

unclesmrgol on August 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I think that is the small picture.

There is a NASA site somewhere where you can look at the full pictures. IIRC, until they are cropped, the entire disk of earth is visible.

Those pictures are huge, and beautiful. And very different from what the ISS sends back.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 12:10 AM

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Something tells me that’s 22,500 feet, not miles.

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Lancemen:I’m off a tad:)

Nite once again:)
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Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite’
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The National Weather Service (NWS) uses the GOES system for its United States weather monitoring and forecasting operations, and scientific researchers use the data to better understand land, atmosphere, ocean, and climate interactions.

Purpose

Designed to operate in geostationary orbit,

35,790 km (22,240 statute miles)
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above the earth, thereby remaining stationary with respect to a point on the ground, the advanced GOES I–M spacecraft continuously view the continental United States

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geostationary_Operational_Environmental_Satellite

canopfor on August 27, 2012 at 12:10 AM

OT: Issac headed for New Orleans. I wonder if chocolate Ray Nagin will press OBambi to get the buses ready.

Fox just said Shep is on the way and will be broadcasting live from NO tomorrow night.

The Won is shittin’ razor blades wondering how he can blame Bush if the crap hits the fan.

BacaDog on August 26, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Mitch Landreiu (Sen. Mary Landreiu’s brother) is the Mayor of New Orleans now, not Nagin. Plus, we’ve got Jindal as the Governer, not that idiot Dem. Blanco.

Although I booked a hotel room in case we need to leave tomorrow night (and by “leave” I mean if it’s a Cat 2 storm heading our way) I’m not 100% convinced it will hit hit — hurricanes are very unpredictable — this is probably the first time many across the states have been paying such close attention because of all the national coverage due to the RNC but yesterday it was *for sure* hitting Tampa, earlier today it was “for sure” going to be between Biloxi and Pensacola; now it is heading directly to NOLA (btw, the reason for the west-shift instead of the east-shift as predicted is because the storm is still not as organized at they predicted it would be by now so the cool front moving over LA didn’t push it east). So, things are still iffy on where it is going to hit. Additionally, I’m not that convinced on how strong the storm is going to be — it hasn’t reached hurricane status — even Cat 1 — yet, and depending on how fast it travels is how strong it gets (the slower it goes over the warm water, the more it gathers strength; the faster, the less likely). Right now, though, there is little chance it is going to be anything like Katrina — which was a Cat 3 when it made landfall but the main problem for New Orleans (it was a Cat 2 by the time it got here which NOLA should have easily withstood) was that the levels broke. If Isaac does make landfall as a Cat 2 (worst case scenario) it will only be a Cat 1 by the time it reaches NOLA — so little chance of the cr*p hitting the fans this time. I mean, say prayers for me especially and everyone along the gulf coast — but I don’t think we’re looking at a repeat of 2005. Reports saying otherwise are to gin up ratings, IMO — the local news has been much less panicky about it.

Dark Star on August 27, 2012 at 12:11 AM

And I’m still waiting for that proof that Romney is in love with George Soros.

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Not to defend the meth head, but I seem to recall a few months back Soros saying Mittens would be OK for Preezy.

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:11 AM

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