Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on September 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

As Democrats head to Charlotte for this week’s convention, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is heading back on the campaign trail later this week with a new message: the hope and change that President Barack Obama promised four years ago has left people disappointed…

“It has been a disappointing four years,” Romney said. “And I think for that reason, people of Ohio, even those who like him a lot will say, you know, he is just not up to the job.”

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Just as Mitt Romney’s challenge last week at the Republican National Convention was to connect on a personal level with voters and make them comfortable with the idea of him sitting in the Oval Office, President Obama’s challenge this week at the Democratic National Convention is to reignite the flame—the passion among young and Latino voters that burned four years ago but is now just a smoldering ember…

Among the 9,659 registered voters interviewed by the Gallup Organization’s tracking polls Aug. 6-26, Romney and Obama were tied overall at 46 percent. But Obama beat Romney by 24 points, 58 percent to 34 percent, among voters ages 18-29 and by a whopping 32 points, 61 percent to 29 percent, among Latinos. In each case, the percentage who say they will definitely vote is significantly lower than it is among other demographic groups who view Obama less charitably.

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Barack Obama could have learned something from LBJ. As a candidate Obama promised to change the way Washington works and he rode a wave of global support into the White House. His first two years in office have repeatedly been compared to the New Deal under Franklin Roosevelt and the Great Society under Johnson, with historic achievements on health care, Wall Street reform and other domestic priorities.

But Obama’s first term has also left many of his supporters wondering whether those accomplishments could have been bigger in size, scope and impact. The health care reform legislation was built largely off a conservative model, with millions of people shuttled into the private market. The financial regulatory reform bill contained carve-outs for the private sector and is widely regarded as not far-reaching enough to curb some of the banking industry’s worst practices. The White House made little effort to push labor priorities like the Employee Free Choice Act, which would have granted workers more avenues to form unions. The Iraq war may have ended, but the war in Afghanistan heated up, with lingering confusion as to why troops remain there…

Van Jones, a former White House official whose background in grassroots organizing gave him a different perspective from those of officials who’d come from the Clinton administration, summed up the consternation felt by many Obama supporters.

“Who killed the hope?” Jones wondered. “And what happened?”

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The expectation was that Obama represented a new brand of politics, marshaling ideas, language and tactics in ways that would constitute a break from Democratic orthodoxy. The reality is that Obama, so far, has presented no set of ideas that collectively represent anything that might last beyond his term as “Obamism.” His West Wing staff, and his governing agenda, have their roots deep in the traditional Democratic soil of Chicago and Capitol Hill.

The expectation was that Obama’s governing style would find fresh uses of the presidential platform, inspiring public pressure to forge new governing coalitions. The reality is that Obama by his own admission has not used his pulpit in creative ways — failing to “tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism,” as he told a CBS News interviewer this summer. And, far from breaking a generation-long partisan standoff in Washington, Obama’s presidency has been almost entirely defined by it.

The expectation was that Obama would be a dazzling personal presence in Washington, lighting the capital with an electric surge of power and glamour that would revive JFK’s Camelot with an African-American hue. The reality is that Obama’s cultural impact has been virtually nil. His weekends are that of a typical middle-aged suburban professional, hanging out with wife and daughters, except when he’s not retreating with a small collection of friends to the basketball court or golf course…

“The worst thing that ever happened him was that he was saddled with a myth before he ever earned it,” said Smith.

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Conservatives who consider Obama a thinly disguised Leninist will be surprised that liberals have grown disenchanted with their onetime hero. But you can’t underestimate the naïveté and ignorance that inflated the bubble of the Obama Delusion — how fragile it was, how vulnerable to the first pinprick of reality. It turns out they really did expect a “transformative” presidency that would move us beyond left and right. They meant it! And in this childish belief they were encouraged by their candidate, who might have meant it too, for the same reasons. Obama’s admiration for Barack Obama, after all, was even greater than theirs, and his ignorance of the messy practical realities of self-government almost as complete…

As for the personal chilliness that disappoints Fallows, we should be surprised that he’s surprised. The self-love that freed Obama to portray himself during the campaign in laughably grandiose (but inspirational!) terms accounts for his “inability to connect with people” in smaller settings. Now that his workplace has moved from the center of college sports arenas where he was surrounded by hysterical youngsters to offices and hallways and conference tables where men of guile and cunning gather, the power of his ego has failed him.

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Obama’s pattern is this: Make a promise; break the promise; insist that you’ve kept the promise, and hope the press gives you a free pass. When called out, resort to absurd word parsing. This is how Obama campaigns, and it is how he governs

Still, in his 2010 State of the Union address, Obama said, “we’ve excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs.” When I pressed the White House on this, it defended the claim, writing: “As the President said we have turned away lobbyists for many, many positions.”

This sleight of hand is not a one-off. Obama does it over and over.

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When first elected, Obama supposedly sought to secure his personal and political identity by emulating Abraham Lincoln’s “Team of Rivals,” enlisting political opposites to his inner circle. This included making Hillary Clinton, whom he defeated in a hotly contested 2008 primary contest, his secretary of state and keeping on Defense Chief Robert Gates, who served in that capacity under Obama’s Republican predecessor, George W. Bush.

Today, the “Team of Rivals” is more appearance than reality. “He thought it was a great idea and ever since he’s backtracked, he didn’t really do it,” Maraniss says. When top appointments are made, the paramount consideration usually is how the people fit the president’s “comfort” zone

Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, noted the other day that he had just finished reading the fourth installment of Robert Caro’s epic biography of Lyndon Johnson. He thought of the contrast with Obama. “Johnson,” Bush says, “would have grabbed people by the shoulders, ears, head. He would have convinced John Boehner that it was his patriotic duty to step up. He would have charmed whoever was the guy who needed to be charmed, or the gal, to get the budget done.”

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[E]ven those loyal to Mr. Obama say that his quest for excellence can bleed into cockiness and that he tends to overestimate his capabilities. The cloistered nature of the White House amplifies those tendencies, said Matthew Dowd, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, adding that the same thing happened to his former boss. “There’s a reinforcing quality,” he said, a tendency for presidents to think, I’m the best at this…

For someone dealing with the world’s weightiest matters, Mr. Obama spends surprising energy perfecting even less consequential pursuits. He has played golf 104 times since becoming president, according to Mark Knoller of CBS News, who monitors his outings, and he asks superior players for tips that have helped lower his scores. He decompresses with card games on Air Force One, but players who do not concentrate risk a reprimand (“You’re not playing, you’re just gambling,” he once told Arun Chaudhary, his former videographer)…

Asked if there was anything at which the president allowed himself to just flat-out fail, Mr. Nesbitt gave a long pause. “If he picks up something new, at first he’s not good, but he’ll work until he gets better,” he said.

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The sense that Obama simply won’t sacrifice his brand, or image as a winner, for the greater Democratic good is widespread in Democratic circles. Over the past four years, he has led his party through the political wars, including some they didn’t want to fight, while managing to forge only a handful of new relationships with Democrats outside his tight circle. He’s toiled shoulder to shoulder with his party’s leaders, but just as assiduously distanced himself from his fellow Democrats to cultivate the image of bipartisanship or avoid the taint of single-digit congressional approval ratings.

These days, Obama’s messaging is strikingly in tune with that of down-ballot Democrats. Yet there’s a nagging sense among some headed to Charlotte that Obama is an enthusiastic Democrat who remains oddly unenthusiastic about other Democrats…

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly chided Obama’s top aides, including Axelrod, Jack Lew and Gene Sperling, over the White House’s lack of attention to House Democrats and Obama’s rhetorical habit of lumping all members of Congress into the same political refuse heap. Senators have also made their frustrations known behind closed doors, with Axelrod absorbing a fair amount of the flak aimed at his boss — including a memorable tongue-lashing from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) over health care messaging in 2010.

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All of which leaves the question of what would happen in a second Obama term.

The president’s advisers believe the instinct for consensus remains part of Obama’s basic political makeup — though Republicans still do not. Obama’s team points to the fact that whether as president of the Harvard Law Review or as a member of the Illinois Senate, he found ways to bring together people of opposing views. The current campaign, however, could make hitting a reset button more difficult — if that is the president’s hope or intention.

After the rancor of the past few years, Snowe has announced her retirement and cited the political climate as a reason for her pessimism. She sees blame all around and has not absolved her party from responsibility. But she says that if anything is to change, it will come only through presidential leadership.

“I would hope that he would recognize that he essentially has the capability and the capacity to get it done,” she said. “People expect that of a president. He should be able to use the power of his office to work with Congress in a way they could produce the results that are so desperately needed for the future of our country. . . . Somehow, it has not worked. Perhaps he does not appreciate the dimensions of his own office. I don’t know.”

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wolly4321 on September 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Cool that you caught that! Nice. Luck you to see them, too. :)

thatsafactjack on September 3, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Someday, I’m going to have grandchildren.
Pity them. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on September 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Heh. Spawns 2.0?

22044 on September 3, 2012 at 11:49 PM

So, how is spawn enjoying college?

uncommon sense on September 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

He’s on the couch behind me. He says it’s ‘awright.’

annoyinglittletwerp on September 3, 2012 at 11:49 PM

listens2glenn on September 3, 2012 at 11:44 PM

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Oh, shut up.
*The both o’ youse*

annoyinglittletwerp on September 3, 2012 at 11:47 PM

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That kind of stuff is good to know, for the next trip to SD.

So, how soon are you going back?

listens2glenn on September 3, 2012 at 11:50 PM

If I am understanding the situation correctly, the State passed legislation to take the revenues from the cities. So the cities are letting the cameras go because they are making no money from them. The brilliance dazzles.

Javahog on September 3, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Back when we lived in Dallas, one of the suburbs had their police ticketing speeders on the interstate. When accused of doing so for revenue, the city fathers always protested that it was for safety, not revenue. One of the other Dallas suburbs had a speed trap along an interstate that ran along one of the local lakes that was used as a revenue enhancement zone. One day they trapped a state legislator who was not amused by the trap nor the tolerances. He sponsored and passed legislation that mandated that all enforcement revenue collected on the interstate must be remitted to the state because the state is responsible for interstate road maintenance and upkeep. Funny thing; that suburb no longer was concerned with safety along the interstate, those speed traps were discontinued.

AZfederalist on September 3, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

thatsafactjack on September 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM

So, how is spawn enjoying college?

uncommon sense on September 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

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He’s on the couch behind me. He says it’s ‘awright.’

annoyinglittletwerp on September 3, 2012 at 11:49 PM

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Well thank him for a good chuckle, this evening. I needed it. : )

listens2glenn on September 3, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I wish I wasn’t so late to this thread, because of a lot of people need to read this:

Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, noted the other day that he had just finished reading the fourth installment of Robert Caro’s epic biography of Lyndon Johnson. He thought of the contrast with Obama. “Johnson,” Bush says, “would have grabbed people by the shoulders, ears, head. He would have convinced John Boehner that it was his patriotic duty to step up. He would have charmed whoever was the guy who needed to be charmed, or the gal, to get the budget done.”

Jeb Bush is an idiot and a RINO liberal. Anyone, including the National Review or Weekly Standard guys, who tells you they like Jeb as a conservative is equally stupid and untrustworthy.

Above he demonstrates that

a) He thinks there is something to admire about ultimate horse’s ass LBJ, and

b) He thinks Obama’s problem is that he didn’t get Boehner to go along with his idiotic, left wing economic crap.

Obama is a fuc* king Marxist trojan horse, a Muslim panderer, and the worst fiscal disaster since LBJ, and Jeb thinks his real problem is Boehner.

Jaibones on September 3, 2012 at 11:52 PM

thatsafactjack on September 3, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Action Jackson, DJ Lady, defender of the land
Bloggerina, I must’ve seen her, playing in a band. ;-)

Hey, gal, keep up the good and fun work!

TXUS on September 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Booksmart dumb,, faraway-11:17pm.

Probably describes me as well. I can read 1,000 pages, and apply practically none of it. So a hottie with the same trait would be ,, if nothing else,,,, hot.

wolly4321 on September 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Jeb Bush is an idiot and a RINO liberal. Anyone, including the National Review or Weekly Standard guys, who tells you they like Jeb as a conservative is equally stupid and untrustworthy.

Jaibones on September 3, 2012 at 11:52 PM

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Agree.

listens2glenn on September 3, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Riviera Paradise

thatsafactjack on September 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Buyem hasn’t posted for a while . . . . . did y’all run him off?

listens2glenn on September 3, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I can check out. Then you can let the brayams have the place.

Lanceman on September 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM

…would rather keep you around… and that you didn’t check out!…some, make the world a better place!…I would rather let the braying donkey’s die from idiocy!…Sh!t that doesn’t decompose, is not good for the human environment.

KOOLAID2 on September 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Redlight cameras. Yea, I love them. I go to court on 9/11. $335.00 for .4 seconds. Only ticket I’ve ever got.

wolly4321 on September 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Buyem hasn’t posted for a while . . . . . did y’all run him off?

listens2glenn on September 3, 2012 at 11:56 PM

She was here today.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

wolly4321 on September 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

The only ticket I ever got was in California. I wasn’t even driving. We got pulled over for no seat belts. Wrote us both up. $100/each.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Riviera Paradise

thatsafactjack on September 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Yeah, Jackie, that’s cool, but try some of this!

uncommon sense on September 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM

The health care reform legislation was built largely off a conservative model, with millions of people shuttled into the private market.

It is the ultimate in self delusion to believe this. Conservative model? A conservative model is get rid of ALL mandates, open up the market and put people back in touch with the cost of their care, so they’ll buy carefully.

But the rest of the article is an exercise in self deception too. Helps me understand when crazy claims of conservatism come out of my marxist brother’s mouth too.

PastorJon on September 4, 2012 at 12:03 AM

thatsafactjack on September 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Gonna turn in soon, but hopefully returning to the thread in the morning to listen to the Robert Cray tunes. :)

22044 on September 4, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Did anyone else see this on Drudge?
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Drunken Delegates Ejected After Impersonating Congressman…

listens2glenn on September 4, 2012 at 12:04 AM

KOOLAID2 on September 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

KOOLAID! how the hell are you my friend, haven’t played tunes with you in quite a while!

uncommon sense on September 4, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Hotel California

For those of us who know her well.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

listens2glenn on September 3, 2012 at 11:56 PM

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She was here today.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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Is bayam a “she?”

listens2glenn on September 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM

For those of us who know her well.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Oh yeah, I know exactly where Camarillo is! ROTFLMAO!

uncommon sense on September 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM

22044 on September 4, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Great to see you 22044! So you like Cray…I’ll see if I can come up with some more for you:)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Did he ever get the boot?

gophergirl on September 3, 2012 at 9:48 PM

It appears that he did.

Flora Duh on September 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

She was here today.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

On this thread. wait – is that what listens2glenn meant?

22044 on September 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

one of my favorites!

uncommon sense on September 4, 2012 at 12:08 AM

KWR was here a few days ago…

If you are reading, dear,,,

Know that a lot of us are sending prayers…

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Buyem hasn’t posted for a while . . . . . did y’all run him off?

listens2glenn on September 3, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Just ticked off because us Rubes haven’t capitulated to his superior knowledge and wisdom. Off pouting

AZfederalist on September 4, 2012 at 12:08 AM

But the rest of the article is an exercise in self deception too. Helps me understand when crazy claims of conservatism come out of my marxist brother’s mouth too.

PastorJon on September 4, 2012 at 12:03 AM

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You have my deepest sympathies.

That’s all too familiar.

listens2glenn on September 4, 2012 at 12:09 AM

I go to court on 9/11. $335.00 for .4 seconds. Only ticket I’ve ever got.

wolly4321 on September 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Oracle and River or Valencia and Old Nogales?

AZfederalist on September 4, 2012 at 12:09 AM

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Thanks Jackie, good to see you too :)

22044 on September 4, 2012 at 12:10 AM

uncommon sense on September 4, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Cool. :)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Right Next Door

Robert Cray.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Has anyone seen an “empty chair”?..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Media: Obama is egotistical, selfish, dull

The convergence of skeptical pieces, all of which suggest Obama has failed to live up to the mythic expectations he set for himself in 2008, signal that Obama may be facing unprecedented media headwinds just as the nation’s voters are really tuning in to the 2012 campaign.

Flora Duh on September 4, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Cool. :)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Sorry, I’m a Ca. native.

uncommon sense on September 4, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Good evening, Dire! Good to see you.:)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:12 AM

listens2glenn on September 3, 2012 at 11:56 PM

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Just ticked off because us Rubes haven’t capitulated to his superior knowledge and wisdom. Off pouting

AZfederalist on September 4, 2012 at 12:08 AM

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“Superior knowledge & wisdom”, huh?
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I should thank you for passing that on, AZ’.

I doubt I would have figured that out on my own. . : )

listens2glenn on September 4, 2012 at 12:13 AM

uncommon sense on September 4, 2012 at 12:12 AM

I love California. I just can’t live there anymore and see what’s happening to it. Its a heart breaker.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:14 AM

It appears that he did.

Flora Duh on September 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Indeed!

22044 on September 4, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Fat chance. How can you attribute any intelligence to a man who divorces Kimberly Guilfoyle? You know, the lady who rips apart all of the lib guests on FNS and has the interminable gams?

The War Planner on September 3, 2012 at 10:21 PM

What is it with guys and Kimberly Guilfoyle? I’ve got a male friend who almost has to be hosed down every time she’s on Fox.

TxAnn56 on September 3, 2012 at 10:55 PM

…tell him to take some ice cubes and quicky shove them in his shorts when she comes on!…it works for me!…only one area gets wet!

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Will You Think of Me

Cray

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Has anyone seen an “empty chair”?..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:11 AM

…Dave’s sitting on it!

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 12:16 AM

…Dave’s sitting on it!

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Here you go Dire and Koolaid!

uncommon sense on September 4, 2012 at 12:19 AM

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Dave’s sitting on it!

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 12:16 AM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:20 AM

The Loner

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Has anyone seen an “empty chair”?..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:11 AM

We had ours out on our stoop. It was a folding chair with a sign that said, ‘the TOTUS’ on it.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 4, 2012 at 12:21 AM

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-04/ohio-s-gas-fracking-boom-seen-aiding-obama-in-swing-state.html?cmpid=yhoo

Talk about wishful thinking. Will Oihians thank Barry for revenues from fracking despite effort from JugEar to hinder those industries?

bayview on September 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM

President Barack Obama told USA Today in an interview published Monday that Republicans led by Mitt Romney have so twisted his record and his words that they may as well be taking on “a fictional Barack Obama.”

That message, delivered on the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, follows days and weeks of increasingly strident complaints from the Obama campaign that Team Romney is lying about his record.

Republicans “have spent a lot of time creating a fictional Barack Obama who is supposedly taking the work out of welfare reform, or doesn’t think small businesses built their own businesses,” the president told the newspaper.

Up is down.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Did he ever get the boot?

gophergirl on September 3, 2012 at 9:48 PM

It appears that he did.

Flora Duh on September 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

…OMG!…you don’t miss a thing Duh!…always felt bad for him until he got weird with our womenzzz…and after the last time…I was going to get annoying…(more than my usual)…

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Has anyone seen an “empty chair”?..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Was seen in LA earler today

burrata on September 4, 2012 at 12:25 AM

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Off to never never land. Thanks for spinning the tunes again Jackie :)
Have fun on the internet all!

22044 on September 4, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Kolb & Speedway. Don’t have any idea how it happened. I drive safe as hell. I was doing 21 mph in a 40. according to big brother. It’s hard to argue. They have a picture of my face.

I ran a redlight at 20 mph. Cha-ching. $335.00. plus a driving class around the same price.

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 12:25 AM

uncommon sense on September 4, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Very nice tune!..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:26 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on September 4, 2012 at 12:21 AM

LoLz..Good job!..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Good evening, Schadenfreude! Nice to see you.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:27 AM

burrata on September 4, 2012 at 12:25 AM

rofl!..Good one..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:27 AM

22044 on September 4, 2012 at 12:25 AM

It was my pleasure, ’44! Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Very nice tune!..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:26 AM

yeah baby! here you go, some more SC music!

uncommon sense on September 4, 2012 at 12:28 AM

*waves to Dr Tesla*..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Buyem hasn’t posted for a while . . . . . did y’all run him off?

listens2glenn on September 3, 2012 at 11:56 PM

She was here today.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

No way, bayam is a she??? ..

jimver on September 4, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Made me laugh! * wave* Me, too!

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Just a reminder..

We have Paul Ryan.

And I’m digging it.

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 12:29 AM

another of my favorites!

uncommon sense on September 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 12:29 AM

OH. YEAH! Me,too! :)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2012/09/03/chris-matthews-all-came-american-history-led-obama

THE MUST READ of the night. Absolute lunacy.

Marcus on September 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM

No way, bayam is a she??? ..

jimver on September 4, 2012 at 12:29 AM

I think so…

annoyinglittletwerp on September 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Cha-ching. $335.00. plus a driving class around the same price.

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Bummer. Plus a driving class? The driving class doesn’t cancel the ticket?

For future reference, if you break the curb before the light turns red, you are golden; if you break the curb after the light turns red you get a ticket. That has been a source of frustration that people don’t need that, they stay stopped in the left turn lane when the light is green and they are yielding to oncoming traffic because they are afraid of being caught by the camera. If they were in the intersection when the light turns red, they would be OK. I found that out from one of my directors at work who took the class after getting caught by one of the cameras. I’m really surprised none of the young punks in south Tucson have taken out that camera at Valencia and Old Nogales.

AZfederalist on September 4, 2012 at 12:32 AM

That has been a source of frustration that people don’t need know that,

AZfederalist on September 4, 2012 at 12:32 AM

FIFM, must be getting late

AZfederalist on September 4, 2012 at 12:35 AM

…OMG!…you don’t miss a thing Duh!…always felt bad for him until he got weird with our womenzzz…and after the last time…

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM

What do you mean, what did he do? I read on another thread that he might be gone, I mean am not surprised, he’s been off his rocker for a long time, but why now….when he got back here recently he said that he had a depression or something and I thought that made him tamer and more maleable…

jimver on September 4, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Marcus on September 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM

The Moonbats at MSNBC really need a visit to the death panel. Their idiocy knows no bounds.

If Golf Is Racist, What Do “Country Club Republicans” Do At Country Clubs?

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/if-golf-is-racist-what-do-country-club.html

M2RB: Neuroticfish

‘Toon of the Day: Mr B.O.Tingles Jumps The Shark

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/toon-of-day-mr-botingles-jumps-shark.html

M2RB: Sammy Davis, Jr, Germany, 1985

Resist We Much on September 4, 2012 at 12:37 AM

You guys did pretty much destroy bayam.

It was a pleasure to watch.

It’s why I come here.

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I’ve Got Dreams

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Tingles Matthews stating the entire basis for the founding of this country and all that followed was to install Obama as Supreme Leader.

I want Drudge to pick it up. Rush to talk about it for two hours. And the DNC to tell Chris Tingles he belongs in an insane asylum when the backlash begins.

Marcus on September 4, 2012 at 12:41 AM

KOOLAID! how the hell are you my friend, haven’t played tunes with you in quite a while!

uncommon sense on September 4, 2012 at 12:04 AM

…I listen to the tunes you guys offer while I catch up on the various threads I miss a good part of during the day…
My kids were going to show me how to do the same for you guys…and I told them HE!! NO…I’d never get anything done…pasting, looking, clicking, etc….I’d get two hours of sleep a night…my house would look like a hunting blind with a jungle around it…and I’d be pickled all the time with all my cats drunk from licking my liver!

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 12:43 AM

The only ticket I ever got was in California. I wasn’t even driving. We got pulled over for no seat belts. Wrote us both up. $100/each.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Got picked up a decade or so back for speeding. Officer saw me fighting to get my seat belt on and asked me if I’d had it on. Figured it was too late to lie so I said no. He said he appreciated my honesty and he gave me a speeding warning and a $10 seat belt ticket.

Betenoire on September 4, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Paintball guns. Redlight cams…

just saying…

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Betenoire on September 4, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Lucky. They aren’t so forgiving these days.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Full Moon On Main Street

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:48 AM

It’s not what you think.

Green Onions

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 12:48 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Good evening, Nova! Very nice to see you. :)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Anyone know what hotel Sandra’s at?

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 12:50 AM

rofl!..Good one..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 12:27 AM

He was in Philly, that is why Holder backed off

burrata on September 4, 2012 at 12:51 AM

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Oh, man.. Wolly… tell me you wouldn’t ….

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Anyone know what hotel Sandra’s at?

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Comeon Inn

burrata on September 4, 2012 at 12:51 AM

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Good evenin’, Jackie and all.

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Full Moon On Main Street

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Very nice.

a capella on September 4, 2012 at 12:53 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Very cool. Bookmarked that! Thanks!:)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Got picked up a decade or so back for speeding. Officer saw me fighting to get my seat belt on and asked me if I’d had it on. Figured it was too late to lie so I said no. He said he appreciated my honesty and he gave me a speeding warning and a $10 seat belt ticket.

Betenoire on September 4, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Meh…that’s nothing… I have a Red Corvette, I once got a 88 mph speeding ticket… while I was parked and standing next to the car… Ok… I really wasn’t parked or outside the car, but still getting a 88 mph speeding ticket in a Corvette is SOOOOO embarrassing… :O

SWalker on September 4, 2012 at 12:54 AM

he said that he had a depression or something and I thought that made him tamer and more maleable…

jimver on September 4, 2012 at 12:36 AM

…he/she had every ailment known to physicians and psychiatrists at some point jimver …whatever worked to elicit some sympathy when realizing it had gone over the top…it was always a “condition” to explain the “behavior”.
…you know “It’s not my fault!…oh please understand me!”

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Anyone know what hotel Sandra’s at?

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 12:50 AM

One where the lights are on all night and the rooms rent by the hour.

/oops, did I just say that?

AZfederalist on September 4, 2012 at 12:54 AM

a capella on September 4, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Glad you like it a capella! Good evening. Nice to see you.:)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:54 AM

One More Mile

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Frosty

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:56 AM

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