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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But MIR was only about 250 miles up.

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM

See explanation above. The satellite that took that picture is in geosynchronous orbit.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 12:11 AM

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

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

You guys are so funny. You chase off most conservatives from this site with garbage like this. Then you assume because no one challanges you on this site that the ones you chased off now agree with you.

Moron. They are not posting here. I post here because I will not be bullied. I guarantee you Mitt will go down by more than a small percentage. No small part because of what he did and is still doing to Akin. RINOS lied that it was for the good of the party. Well now for the good of the party they should get behind Akin as he is the only path to defeating Clair. But they are still attacking him. Thus it never was for the good of the party it was just for the cleansing of the party of conservatives.

Well fine do that. But after November the Conservatives will pick up what remains of the Republican Party and boot your buts out or at least start the process of booting you out.

Steveangell on August 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

In front of the grocery stores here they have stands that roast chili peppers. They are awesome. Especially over a NY strip. I cooked a bunch. NY strips and chili reunos in terriyaki.

Proceeds from the sale of chili reuenos go to the Romney/Soros superpac./

wolly4321 on August 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Steveangell on August 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

You took the brown acid, didn’t you?

wargamer6 on August 27, 2012 at 12:13 AM

You guys are so funny.
Steveangell on August 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

No, the funny one would be you…if you weren’t so pathetic.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 12:13 AM

See explanation above. The satellite that took that picture is in geosynchronous orbit.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Just didn’t sound right at first. Most of the crap up there ain’t even out of the ionoshpere.

But for all intents and purposes, 23 miles up is space.

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:13 AM

You took the brown acid, didn’t you?

wargamer6 on August 27, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Owsley’s?

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:14 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

The drug addled Stevie said that Mitt loves Soros. I want proof of such a stupid statement.

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 12:14 AM

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

Lanceman on August 26, 2012 at 11:52 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

.
dude?

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

A geostationary orbit, or Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), is a circular orbit 35,786 kilometres (22,236 mi) above the Earth’s equator and following the direction of the Earth’s rotation. An object in such an orbit has an orbital period equal to the Earth’s rotational period (one sidereal day), and thus appears motionless, at a fixed position in the sky, to ground observers. Communications satellites and weather satellites are often given geostationary orbits, so that the satellite antennas that communicate with them do not have to move to track them, but can be pointed permanently at the position in the sky where they stay. A geostationary orbit is a particular type of geosynchronous orbit.

PolAgnostic on August 27, 2012 at 12:14 AM

California EarthQuake Map

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM

One of those dots was a few miles inland in So Cal…

… I’m not feeling to good about this.

Seven Percent Solution on August 27, 2012 at 12:15 AM

PolAgnostic on August 27, 2012 at 12:14 AM

I GOT IT.

It’s late and it didn’t sound right at first.

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:15 AM

The drug addled Stevie said that Mitt loves Soros. I want proof of such a stupid statement.

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 12:14 AM

He named his dogs Mitt and Soros. One day, Mitt started humping Soros. According to steveangell, that must mean that Mitt Romney loves George Soros.

wargamer6 on August 27, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Look, Stevie, I ain’t all hep on Mittens. But what do you want me to do? Spit nickles?

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

we have to reelect Obama in order to get the chance to impeach him.
-steveangell

tom daschle concerned on August 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

But for all intents and purposes, 23 miles up is space.

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:13 AM

On one hand yes, The earth looks really cool from the window of the Concorde. Curved horizon and purple sky, but no breathable air to speak of and not much pressure either. On the other hand, if you want it to stay up there for a while you have to get out side off almost all of the atmosphere, about a hundred miles up.

On the gripping hand, if you want the satellite to stay in one place over a planet, it has to be really high.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Wait, you want us to vote for black Jesus, right? Because the Republicans will *cough* stop him.

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I guarantee you Mitt will go down by more than a small percentage.

IF Obama wins, it will NOT be by a larger percentage than what he won by in 2008 for two reasons:

1) He is a known commodity now and intensity will be lower; and,

2) More Obama voters will deflect to Romney than McCain voters will deflect to Obama.

Period. Story. End of.

Resist We Much on August 27, 2012 at 12:19 AM

we have to reelect Obama in order to get the chance to impeach him.
-steveangell

tom daschle concerned on August 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

That has to be one of the dumbest things he’s ever posted.

wargamer6 on August 27, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Does anyone know if the boy king has ordered the flag at the White House to be lowered to half staff in honor of Neil Armstrong?

The buzz on Twitter is that he hasn’t and the WH website is not showing a proclamation for it.

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 12:19 AM

we have to reelect Obama in order to get the chance to impeach him.
-steveangell

tom daschle concerned on August 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Riiiight.

Let’s face it – if Jugears somehow gets re-elected, the Rethuglicans will be more scared of him than they are now. Count on that.

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM

All the space stations are in low earth orbit. Makes it easier to transport stuff up to them.

The GOES satellites are all geosynchronous, and there’s pretty much only one good altitude that lets a satellite revolve around the earth at one revolution every 24 hours. In fact, that orbit is so crowded that there’s an international body that regulates “slots” above the equator, because, in addition to environment/weather satellites like GEOS, there are a bazillion telecommunications satellites also sharing that orbit.

The GEOS satellites actually operate a little above the nice geosynchronous altitude (22,236MI) so they drift slightly in orbit; the drift is periodically corrected so that an antenna on the ground can be locked down and still receive an acceptable signal (if the satellite drifts too far, the signal degrades unless the antenna is repointed).

unclesmrgol on August 27, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Does anyone know if the boy king has ordered the flag at the White House to be lowered to half staff in honor of Neil Armstrong?

The buzz on Twitter is that he hasn’t and the WH website is not showing a proclamation for it.

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Speaking of Neil Armstrong did you see that TehOnce tweeted out a picture of himself looking at the moon to honor Armstrong & it wasn’t even a new picture — but one taken back in April?

SooperMexican has the whole story here.

Dark Star on August 27, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Is steve a Ronulan? I really haven’t paid much attention to him till tonight.

a capella on August 27, 2012 at 12:24 AM

we have to reelect Obama in order to get the chance to impeach him.
-steveangell

tom daschle concerned on August 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Notice that Stevie said “get the chance”?

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Dark Star on August 27, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Yes I saw that. It always has to be about him, doesn’t it?

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Flora Duh- I hadn’t thought of that. You are right. Half-staff indeed. It should happen, bigtime.

We did lose a hero.

wolly4321 on August 27, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Steveangell on August 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

…I don’t believe in gun control…YOU could be that argument!

KOOLAID2 on August 27, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Is steve a Ronulan? I really haven’t paid much attention to him till tonight.

a capella on August 27, 2012 at 12:24 AM

He is a lunatic, not worth paying attention to…

OmahaConservative on August 27, 2012 at 12:31 AM

wolly4321 on August 27, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Yes, but could he sing and dance like Michael Jackson?

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Maybe the question should be;

what is different about Armstrong as opposed to Jackson and 0bama.

I can think of several.

Now you youngsters knock it off, I’m tired.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Anyone that hasn’t read it, I highly recommend reading “Return to Earth” by Colonel Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin.

Those guys went through hell, before and after. It’s an amazing story.

wolly4321 on August 27, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Once egg is fertilized, the initial state of a new individual exists.

unclesmrgol on August 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM

A fertilized egg is not a human being. Period. To think that it is, is to believe in absurdity. One could say that the initial state of a new individual exists once the particular sperm and the particular egg exist.

When someone refers to a one celled zygote as a “baby” or a “child,” they descend to the depths of utter absurdity. The fertilized egg, which doesn’t even have the most rudimentary brain, has no moral weight comparable to the woman’s.

VorDaj on August 27, 2012 at 12:37 AM

California EarthQuake Map

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

canopfor on August 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM

One of those dots was a few miles inland in So Cal…

… I’m not feeling to good about this.

Seven Percent Solution on August 27, 2012 at 12:15 AM

It has been an interesting day in San Diego. Never felt so much shaking in one day.

oceansidecon on August 27, 2012 at 12:42 AM

@BN9 #BREAKING UPDATE: Former Fla. #GOP Gov. Charlie #Crist to speak at #DNC – DETAILS: http://t.co/mSjmktu8

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Is steve a Ronulan? I really haven’t paid much attention to him till tonight.
a capella on August 27, 2012 at 12:24 AM

More of a Romulan, really.

Rusty Allen on August 27, 2012 at 12:43 AM

It’s been 43 years since the ‘Giant Leap For Mankind’. Strangely, on the technology front, it seems that progress is moving at a snails pace. I mean, yeah, we’ve sent satellites and rovers into space and captured some amazing images. But, compared to every other industry, space exploration is still at the early stages. Maybe that has more to do with the tech limitations at this time.

Asian Con on August 27, 2012 at 12:43 AM

oceansidecon on August 27, 2012 at 12:42 AM

You know what’s funny? I lived in LA for most of my life and if it’s anything under 6.0, I don’t feel a thing. Maybe we’re so used to it. There are hundreds of little ‘quakes every day. Mostly, between the ranges of 1.0 to 3.0.

Oh, I didn’t feel anything today. Maybe it didn’t reach all the way out here.

Asian Con on August 27, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Well fine do that. But after November the Conservatives will pick up what remains of the Republican Party and boot your buts out or at least start the process of booting you out.

Steveangell on August 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

That would be “butts”.
And just how do you propose that the “conservatives” (trucons, I suppose) boot everyone out who doesn’t agree with their particular brand of “conservatism”? Maybe a “purge”…like they used to have in the Soviet Union (not to mention, Hitler’s Germany).
You bozos talk a great revolution.

Solaratov on August 27, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Mitt doesn’t get it — yet. Let’s help him. If something is good for ALL the citizens of your State, will not such a something be just as good for ALL the citizens of your Nation?

We’ve just discovered, barring a Catholic win in the next round against Obamacare, that Obamacare is legal. Just as legal as Romneycare, on which Obama claims it is modelled.

If Romney really meant what he said about dismantling Obamacare on his first day in office, he wouldn’t be giving Obama free ammo to hit him with on that statement.

For, if Obamacare is worth dismantling, so is Romneycare.

unclesmrgol on August 27, 2012 at 12:50 AM

@BN9 #BREAKING UPDATE: Former Fla. #GOP Gov. Charlie #Crist to speak at #DNC – DETAILS: http://t.co/mSjmktu8

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Wow, never saw that coming. :)

arnold ziffel on August 27, 2012 at 12:51 AM

@tobyharnden: Wash Post/ABC poll: Romney 47, Obama 46 (registered voters) http://t.co/OUvQXjFw

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Oh, I didn’t feel anything today. Maybe it didn’t reach all the way out here.

Asian Con on August 27, 2012 at 12:48 AM

I know what you mean. Today’s were 5.3 and 5.4. Small ones. But in both cases I was sitting down so I really noticed them. My house jolted for a few seconds. If I had been walking outside, I would have probably missed them. Having two noticeable shakers so close to each other was a new one for me.

oceansidecon on August 27, 2012 at 12:53 AM

arnold ziffel on August 27, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Crist is a loser!..:)

Dire Straits on August 27, 2012 at 12:56 AM

For, if Obamacare is worth dismantling, so is Romneycare.

unclesmrgol on August 27, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Except for the major difference that it is up to the people of MA to dismantle Romneycare, not you or me.

Obamacare OTOH is MY BUSINESS and YOUR BUSINESS.

If you can’t understand that difference, then you shouldn’t comment because you are obviously unqualified to do so.

Really, if you’d rather stick with Obama and have a ZERO PERCENT chance of repealing Obamacare, then fine. But I’m going to bet on Romney, with a GOP House & Senate, wanting to keep his promises because based on the REST OF HIS LIFE, he’s a guy who will.

Dark Star on August 27, 2012 at 12:57 AM

unclesmrgol on August 27, 2012 at 12:50 AM

I think this is the one issue where Cons are begging for a flip-flop. A full throated mea culpa. Mass Care was a bad idea. I don’t know WTH I was thinking. I won’t ever do it again. Something to that effect.

Why, when you flipped on everything else, must you hold firm on THIS issue? In THIS election cycle and against THIS administration?

Asian Con on August 27, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Wow, never saw that coming. :)

arnold ziffel on August 27, 2012 at 12:51 AM

They’re going to have a known womanizer and accused rapist, a 30 yr old attention whore who wants the taxpayer to pay for her contraception, and a former republican governor who is the laughing stock of his state and to much of the Republican party speaking at their convention.

It would be hard to get any more laughable than that.

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Steveangell on August 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

You live in a mighty small fishbowl if that’s what you really think. Seriously – do you get out much? I can swing a dead cat on any street corner in Vegas and hit someone else who regrets voting for Zero in 2008, and/or wants to vote against him now.

“Mitt Romney” is hardly an issue for millions of people who want their prosperity and their freedoms back, and know it ain’t happening while President Downgrade is still in office.

Harbingeing on August 27, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Crist is a loser!..:)

Dire Straits on August 27, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Good to see you tonight sir.

I looked up “pariah” in the dictionary. There was a pic of Crist along with caption also, “see useful idiot.”

arnold ziffel on August 27, 2012 at 1:03 AM

oceansidecon on August 27, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Maybe that’s why I didn’t feel them. I was outside today. What time did they hit?

Asian Con on August 27, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Steveangell on August 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

…I’m a fiscal and social conservative…the people I wanted to run didn’t…and the people I kept supporting in the primary kept dropping out until I ended up with my 3rd choice from the bottom of the barrel…

You chase off most conservatives from this site

They are not posting here. I post here because I will not be bullied

But after November the Conservatives will pick up what remains of the Republican Party and boot your buts out or at least start the process of booting you out

…go fluke yourself you dimwitted neurotic narcotic numb skull!

KOOLAID2 on August 27, 2012 at 1:05 AM

It would be hard to get any more laughable than that.

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 12:59 AM

It should be dear lady, but we is still in for a big fight. Too many people at the govt. teatty.

arnold ziffel on August 27, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Watching a replay of Lions vs Raiders on the NFL network… they just played a commercial a DNC ad decrying violence against women. Starring (among others) Obama & Biden.

Please stop. Please. Us conservatives not commonly women beaters.

Ugly on August 27, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Stevie’s problem is that he’s got a small mind and a big mouth and he doesn’t know when to keep one open and the other one shut.

Resist We Much on August 27, 2012 at 1:14 AM

G’night, folks. See you tomorrow.

wolly4321 on August 27, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Good night wolly!

Dark Star on August 27, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Apropos of nothing…or is it?

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbXWrmQW-OE]Message in a Bottle[/url]

Betenoire on August 27, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Maybe that’s why I didn’t feel them. I was outside today. What time did they hit?

Asian Con on August 27, 2012 at 1:04 AM

First around 12:30. Second around 2. Other than the 5.3 and 5.4….Swarm of about 50 or so 1.0. – 3.0. All in the E San Diego desert. Near Salton Sea…. San Andreas fault. I do not think they were felt in the LA area.

oceansidecon on August 27, 2012 at 1:18 AM

S/B Message in a Bottle

Forgot where I was and what I had to use. ^^U

Betenoire on August 27, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I will not be buwweed.

Rusty Allen on August 27, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Well, y’all have a good night. It’s a long day for me tomorrow; and it’s gonna start early.

Solaratov on August 27, 2012 at 1:31 AM

arnold ziffel on August 27, 2012 at 1:03 AM

LolLz..Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on August 27, 2012 at 1:32 AM

It should be dear lady, but we is still in for a big fight. Too many people at the govt. teatty.

arnold ziffel on August 27, 2012 at 1:07 AM

+ 100..Hear!..Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on August 27, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Thread in Headlines about a new WaPo-ABC News poll of RV with this breakdown

31 D
22 R
39 I

a +9 D advantage and a +1 Romney. (47 Romney and 46 Barry)

bayview on August 27, 2012 at 1:33 AM

It would be hard to get any more laughable than that.

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 12:59 AM

I agree!..:)

Dire Straits on August 27, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Good night guys.

I’m feeling particularly 80s tonight (yes, giving away my age) so I leave you with this classic (for the TruCons).

Dark Star on August 27, 2012 at 1:50 AM

*uh, as in the 1980s — my childhood, not that I’m in my 80s!

Good night.

Dark Star on August 27, 2012 at 1:51 AM

PS — and this 80s classic to remind you to pray more me & all of us on the Gulf Coast.

Now good night (for real).

Dark Star on August 27, 2012 at 1:53 AM

7.4 off the coast of El Salvador

Weather Underground‏@wunderground

#Tsunami Warning issued for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Mexico.

Eren on August 27, 2012 at 1:55 AM

@BN9 #BREAKING UPDATE: Former Fla. #GOP Gov. Charlie #Crist to speak at #DNC – DETAILS: http://t.co/mSjmktu8

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 12:43 AM

LOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL Fluke and Crist.

BWAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *snort* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *koff* *koff*

Flora, you really need to warn some of us before you do that.

SNORK!

kim roy on August 27, 2012 at 1:57 AM

Neil Armstrong RIP..The world is a lesser place without you!!..

Dire Straits on August 27, 2012 at 2:56 AM

Instead of “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?” Romney should ask, “Do you think you will you be better off in 4 years if we stay on the same course?” 2/3ds of people think America is on the wrong track.

txmomof6 on August 27, 2012 at 3:02 AM

While it is true that so-cons Republicans play a very important role in American politics, they alone cannot get anyone elected to office because they are simply insufficient in numbers. You will recall that it was Reagan DEMOCRATS that got him elected. So-cons, but not Republican so-cons.

If you think that it is more important to take an absolutist position and save ZERO unborn babies (because abortion in the cases of rape, incest and the health of the mum will NEVER be banned in the United States. NEVER) than to save as many as possible, then you go ahead and do that.

On second thought, why am I even bothering responding to you? You’ve already said that you will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances in November.

You want Barack Obama to win so that more babies will die in hospital linen closets.

Who are you trying to kid?

Resist We Much on August 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Missed the party. :)

I just want to point out — not arguing with you, Resist, just jumped up on your shoulders because you are kinda stocky — lol — 1. “Social Conservative” is not a synonym for someone who doesn’t believe in an exception for rape; most social conservatives probably do; 2. Most people that have “SoCon’d” me don’t give a wet bikini what I’m thinking about rape anyway; they are using it to mean “Religious Person” and attacking me because I don’t think gay couples are married and say so loudly; 3.

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

Romney’s not a Marxist, though if he hides it well, he might be pure evil, whatever that is in the concrete and not in the abstract. He seems like a pretty normal guy who is more progressive than I’d like, and he seems to believe in the demarcation of authority with respect to the states and the federal government more than Obama does. Romney is an improvement over Obama. So swap them.

Axe on August 27, 2012 at 3:21 AM

Neil Armstrong RIP..The world is a lesser place without you!!..

Dire Straits on August 27, 2012 at 2:56 AM

The whole solar system, in fact, since he belonged to both. :)

Weird.

Axe on August 27, 2012 at 3:23 AM

Axe on August 27, 2012 at 3:23 AM

Good point!..Very good point!..I grew up in awe of Armstrong and others from the USA Space Program..Heroes all!..:)

PS..Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on August 27, 2012 at 3:38 AM

I guarantee you Mitt will go down by more than a small percentage. No small part because of what he did and is still doing to Akin.

Steveangell on August 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Thread in Headlines about a new WaPo-ABC News poll of RV with this breakdown

31 D
22 R
39 I

a +9 D advantage and a +1 Romney. (47 Romney and 46 Barry)

bayview on August 27, 2012 at 1:33 AM

WHACK!!! Reality up-side the head.

Thaz gotta hurt.

Don’t cry Steph. It’s not your fault your momma didn’t love you enough to not snort Drano™ while you were in the womb.

Alberta_Patriot on August 27, 2012 at 3:45 AM

Good point!..Very good point!..I grew up in awe of Armstrong and others from the USA Space Program..Heroes all!..:)

PS..Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on August 27, 2012 at 3:38 AM

Hiya Dire! Morning/Evening. You guys had a nicer night, I see. :)

… still catching up.

Axe on August 27, 2012 at 3:52 AM

K. Missed party or not, I’m not leaving without spinning a tune. I’ll try to hit all the whack-a-moles at once. :) Ahem:

Change in the weather

Have a great Monday everyone!

Win everything, all week.

Axe on August 27, 2012 at 4:02 AM

Obama compromise, but only in a second term? Americans will be stupid to believe that crap. Prove it, chump!

clnurnberg on August 27, 2012 at 6:12 AM

john heilman defending the crap out of dear leader this am, the gop never wanted to work with dear leader, yayda yada yada

…why doesn’t joe or michael steel say, the dems had control for the first two years so dear leader never gave them the time of day and started off with I WON…

cripe
someone please defend the gop

cmsinaz on August 27, 2012 at 6:21 AM

cmsinaz on August 27, 2012 at 6:21 AM

Every time the GOP seems to gain a little momentum with the peeps, they seem to stop it, somehow. My take.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 6:36 AM

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 6:36 AM

good point KJ…

cmsinaz on August 27, 2012 at 6:47 AM

kind of funny, i’ve never seen this many gop folks show up on morning joe…once every 4 years does this happen

tell the truth gop…it’s ok, they don’t like you anyways so just tell the bloody truth about dear leader and his antagonist ways…

cmsinaz on August 27, 2012 at 6:52 AM

cmsinaz on August 27, 2012 at 6:52 AM

That’s my point. It’s time for the GOP to be less Frumian and more Reaganesque.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Morning.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 27, 2012 at 6:58 AM

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 6:55 AM

hear hear!

cmsinaz on August 27, 2012 at 6:59 AM

morning alt

cmsinaz on August 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on August 27, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Morning, Sunshine. Don’t worry, the Trolls aren’t up…yet.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 7:01 AM

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Did ‘he’ ever show up?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 27, 2012 at 7:07 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on August 27, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Nope. the “Dr.’s” bargain-basement clone, Lourdes, did though, on the Convention thread, below this thread.

Lanceman thinks Tesla is AnninCA.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 7:10 AM

I saw a headline this morning that SINGAPORE is poised to be the new hub of International hub of banking and finance. New York City? Not so much.

The reason?

Lower taxes and fewer stiff Dodd-Frank regulations. Whaddaya know Capital follows market and regulatory freedom.

And we are even CONSIDERING re-electing the DOTUS?

He should be 5-10 points down. And Paul Ryan is not far more preferred over Joe Biden?

Lord have mercy on us.

PappyD61 on August 27, 2012 at 7:12 AM

go haley barbour

if the liberal media would talk about something else, we wouldn’t be talking about akin….

bam!

cmsinaz on August 27, 2012 at 7:13 AM

Did someone say Hub. :-)

I gotta gets me some new spectacles.

PappyD61 on August 27, 2012 at 7:13 AM

Did ‘he’ ever show up?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 27, 2012 at 7:07 AM

No, it didn’t. And you had already left the other night when it stated it lives in TX.

just sayin’

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 7:14 AM

No, it didn’t. And you had already left the other night when it stated it lives in TX.

just sayin’

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 7:14 AM

I was lurking…so I saw it.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 27, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Mornin Flora…all gray and rainy here..u?

I have a doc appointment I have to go to..blah..don’t want to go out.

bazil9 on August 27, 2012 at 7:26 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on August 27, 2012 at 7:07 AM

I lurked that evening and decided not to log on..I havent been that repulsed in a long time.
If this site mods canopfor for going off topic but that vile sh$t is allowed here..I won’t be logging on.
That was borderline psycho. Sick rather..

bazil9 on August 27, 2012 at 7:31 AM

bazil9 on August 27, 2012 at 7:31 AM

I was lurking too, and knew better than to login, or I may have been banned myself…

OmahaConservative on August 27, 2012 at 7:36 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on August 27, 2012 at 7:19 AM

when i read he was from the sugarland area i wanted to you to run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvdX5yMHvxc

renalin on August 27, 2012 at 7:36 AM

bazil9 on August 27, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Same here. But as I told Mr. Duh, I kinda hope it does rain heavy for the next few days, just to put a damper on those idiot protester’s parades.

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 7:37 AM

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