Quotes of the day

posted at 11:05 pm on September 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

President Barack Obama says his Republican challenger has the “wrong vision” for the country. So what’s his?

Some of his agenda for a second term is a continuation of the first. He’d raise taxes on annual family incomes above $250,000. He’d continue to spend on education and green energy. He’d implement the health care law and financial regulations already enacted. And he’d continue to withdraw U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan with a goal of getting them all out by the end of 2014.

Much of his plan is an open question, though, rendered all the more mysterious when he was caught on an open microphone telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev earlier this year that he’d have “more flexibility” after the November election. To do what isn’t yet clear. Though he’s offered broad themes on the campaign trail, Obama has yet to flesh out the details.

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What should Mr. Obama push for? The richest American earners must pay more taxes on personal incomes, but the president should also propose comprehensive tax reforms to level the business playing field and encourage growth. A modest carbon tax should also be part of the mix—and I would strongly favor using the revenues to pay equal dividends directly to each American. Dividends would do more for low- and moderate-income families, buffering them against higher energy costs and boosting consumer demand. They also would give all citizens a visible and easily understood stake in the transition to a greener economy…

Perhaps the GOP will remain grumpy about the Affordable Care Act through 2014 and refuse to cooperate on routine legislative fixes. But a second Obama administration can move full speed ahead with the states. With repeal no longer possible, governors of both parties will have strong incentives to accept most Medicaid expansions and get the new health-insurance exchanges right. Mr. Obama should continue to welcome state-level experimentation, so that the best solutions can be found and spread across the land.

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Above all, we need to slow, stop and reverse climate change. A generation ago, as we faced another man-made global threat, the United States provided the leadership that produced an international agreement to ban chlorofluorocarbons from consumer products. Those chemicals had been destroying Earth’s life-protecting ozone layer.

The coming 25th anniversary of that Montreal Protocol serves as a timely reminder as we confront this generation’s planetary crisis: The world can come together. We can conquer climate change.

Doing so starts with presidential leadership, and the Obama administration has made a good start—most notably through carbon-reducing performance standards like the auto fuel-efficiency standards it issued last week. Fundamentally, though, Americans will need to finally put a price on carbon pollution.

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The president should approach the Republican leadership with an outstretched hand on a broad front of issues and be prepared to consider steps he has resisted. By doing so, he’ll seize the political high ground. And if the Republicans join him, his second administration would have the best chance to leave the country in better shape than he found it in 2009.

Here’s some of what this might mean:

Reaching a long-term fiscal agreement somewhere in the zone demarcated by the Simpson-Bowles and Domenici-Rivlin commissions.

Stabilizing the long-term finances of Social Security within the framework of the current program, which could be achieved through modest and well-understood changes in both revenues and benefits. For example, earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax could be gradually raised to 90% from 85%, while benefits for upper-income beneficiaries could be indexed to inflation rather than wages.

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If Barack Obama wins re-election, Republicans will accept the fruitlessness of strategic obstruction. Unencumbered by the imperative to defeat Obama, who will be a lame duck president anyhow, they will begin to work with him on matters of urgent importance to the country.

That’s the White House’s operating theory, anyhow. In their words, the GOP’s fever will break. Or, as Obama himself recently put it, the “blister” will pop, and a new birth of good will will ooze forth into our politics.

There’s just one problem with the theory. Republicans and conservative thought leaders both openly say Democrats are kidding themselves. Even if Obama wins, the GOP is prepared to stymie him all over again — unless he more or less adopts a Republican governing agenda. Some have even used the promise of ongoing obstruction as an argument for a Romney president: Better to let us run the whole show than to keep government divided, because we won’t work with Obama if that happens.

It’s a brazen admission, and one the White House doesn’t really have an answer for.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that if President Barack Obama is reelected, there would be potential under a divided government to make real progress on tax reform and entitlements.

With one caveat.

“I think it depends on whether Obama has an epiphany,” McConnell said in an interview…

“People ask me all the time to kind of psychoanalyze the guy, because I know him pretty well. I have no idea what he really is like,” McConnell said. “I can only assess what he has done. And what he has done so far is neither Reagan-like or Clintonian. And I can’t predict what he would be like in a second term. But I know this: he will not be able to do anything like what he did in the first two years.”

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If Obama wins, he will almost certainly win with a smaller majority of the vote than he got in 2008, in defiance of the usual trend: Incumbents who win re-election usually do better the second time around. Republicans will almost certainly add to their ranks in the Senate, and may take a majority. No way would they see this set of election results as a “decisive” statement of support for Obama’s views…

The Republicans aren’t going to change. Judging from the interview, neither will the president. He said that after the election he would tell Republicans “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.” He would reiterate that he has always been open to compromise. And he would “look at how we can work around Congress,” if needed…

If the public renders a split verdict — returning Obama to the presidency and giving Republicans more power in Congress — both parties will insist that it’s the other that needs to “listen to the American people.” The choice before those people is looking more and more like one between Romney and a unified Republican government, or Obama and four more years that look a lot like the last two.

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Personally, I wish Obama would use this convention to embrace Bowles-Simpson. That would lay the foundation for decades of prosperity. It would galvanize a new center-left majority.

But, mostly, I wish he’d be for something. I wish he’d rise above the petty tactical considerations that have shrunk him over the past two years. I wish he’d finally define what he stands for. A liberal populist? A Clintonian moderate? At some point, you have to choose.

Four years ago, Obama said we could no longer postpone tackling the big problems. But now he seems driven by a fear of defeat. His proposals seem bite-size. If Obama can’t tell us the big policy thing he wants to do, he doesn’t deserve a second term.

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Nevertheless, the Obama team remains cautiously confident that they are on track to win reelection for the President. As David Plouffe put it in an interview with me, while Obama advisers fully expect the race to be extremely close until the end, as long as he maintains a small but persistent lead in the battleground states, “we’re right on the cusp of victory.”

The Romney camp seems to be hoping for a big, late break of undecided voters his way. But Dems remain convinced they understand who these voters are and what motivates them better than the Romney team does — and don’t see a way that these voters break to Romney in large enough numbers to overcome a two or three point deficit in the key battlegrounds.

“The question is, Is Romney going to get enough of the undecided vote to overcome a two or three point deficit in the battle ground states?” Plouffe told me. “Most assuredly not.”

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AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I agree. Today they look like waifs on steroids.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:06 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Yeah… I can see her point.. its a personal thing… and you have to think of what the trolls will make of it! Its worth taking your time. :)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Z World Detroit.

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Awesome!

Last year, I remember Drudge had a screaming headline to the effect “Detroit Warned Blackouts Likely.”

I thought, “If the lights go out in downtown Detroit, how would we know? Other than the cows grazing in “carpark-pastures,” who would we ask?”

Resist We Much on September 5, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Liar Liar

Cindy, This video proves it was a girl. And I will start it.

Mary Anne.

KCB on September 5, 2012 at 1:07 AM

All Your Love

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:08 AM

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 1:01 AM

I guess she decided if she was going to be disrespectful, why hold back. I try to remind myself that these are just a very few people out of millions but what is wrong with these people?

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:09 AM

KCB on September 5, 2012 at 1:07 AM

LOL! Every time a Rush song would come on, I would say “Oh good, chick singer” and my kids would go nuts.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Cuts way down on complaints and refund requests.

platypus on September 5, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Yeah, but their next of kin and neighbors generally didn’t take kindly to that kind of thing. … and in those days, there weren’t any community organizers looking out for downtrodden homeless people selling medicine off the back of a wagon.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 1:11 AM

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Remember there is a house..:)

PS..Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Jackie
I’ve known her most of my life, and that song you posted just before I said she needs a name might be perfect “Double Trouble” and I think she’ll like it, cause she was for a while……..;-)

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM

PS..Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:12

Norm!

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Howdy Dire……..;-)

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I guess she decided if she was going to be disrespectful, why hold back. I try to remind myself that these are just a very few people out of millions but what is wrong with these people?

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:09 AM

I used to think it was anonymity of the internet. But increasingly meeting this in-your-face incivility in… um… my face. Everywhere. Except at work, where one either makes occupational allowances, or you fire them on the spot. My call.

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Good evening, Dire! Excellent tune! Always loved that one. You know Eric Burdon used to stop in at some of the local clubs in the desert in California near his home and jam. Pretty cool.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Doctored wood was called that because you buy the raw alcohol and then mix it with various other thing to disguise the fact that it was alcohol mostly. If you tried to sell just the alcohol then people wouldn’t pay 10 times what it was worth. look up something like “snake oil”.

bigmike on September 5, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Norm back at you!..:)

PS..Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:15 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Now THAT sounds cool! The trolls wouldn’t be able to do much with it, either. Excellent notion, Mike!

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Howdy Dire……..;-)

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM

angrymike:Evening Mike,hey,(don`t laugh)as soon as I figure out,
how to log in,I`ll be commenting on your site:)

canopfor on September 5, 2012 at 1:15 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Every time a Rush song would come on, I would say “Oh good, chick singer” and my kids would go nuts.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Why? That girl could WAIL!!

Forgive me Mr. Lee. True rock legend.

KCB on September 5, 2012 at 1:16 AM

I’m surprised no one called me a concern troll yet. Look, I’m 21 years old and this is my senior year in college. The market looks bleak as heck and the prospect of Obi winning another opportunity to spread the wealth makes me physically ill. (Sob)

andy85719 on September 4, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I don’t think you are a concern troll, but I think you might want to consider the military after college. You need to toughen up a bit. You are easily frightened, dispirited and dejected. What will your degree be related to, job wise?

Night Owl on September 5, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Slow Blues in C

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Did I miss the answer about were Bmore is?

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:18 AM

KCB on September 5, 2012 at 1:16 AM

When you think about it, there have been a lot of popular male singers with high pitched voices. Those voices don’t usually age well.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Canopfor
Come on, mister linky cant figure out how to log in? I’ve had like 60 Canadians visit, I thought it was you doing it………..;-)

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:20 AM

she cant post yet

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:53 AM

She and you can email ed@hotair and allahpundit@hotair and make your case. Two friends of mine got on that way.

John the Libertarian on September 5, 2012 at 1:20 AM

When you think about it, there have been a lot of popular male singers with high pitched voices. Those voices don’t usually age well.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:19 AM

The brothers Gibb are an exception to that rule.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Heres one for the road,before I sing Happy Trails,
and this is for the Liberals who think,Canada,is
more safer than the US of A!!
=============================

Looks like the Quebecwaaaaaaaas have lost it!!!

Shooting at Montreal’s Metropolis
**********************************
http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/shooting-at-montreals-metropolis

breaking
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One dead at Marois Montreal victory rally shooting
**************************************************

Quebec premier-designate hustled off stage as police make arrest outside
CBC News
Posted: Sep 5, 2012 12:44 AM ET
Last Updated: Sep 5, 2012 1:03 AM ET
*************************************

VIDEO:(3:09)

Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois was abruptly rushed off stage mid-way through her victory speech after a shot was fired and a fire set behind the downtown Montreal venue where her supporters had gathered.

Montreal police said one person died in the shooting and a second person was injured and in critical condition.

Police took one person into custody, a man in his 50s who was allegedly involved in the events at the Metropolis concert hall.

The man entered the venue from the back just before midnight, police said.(More…)
=====================

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/story/2012/09/05/marois-victory-speech-shot-fired.html?cmp=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

canopfor on September 5, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Thank you john, we will try it………;-)

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:21 AM

interesting…a neutral observation on michelle…unlike gergen, todd, et al, whose hearts are filled with luv and marching arm and arm forward to the new day

While Fox News political analyst Chris Wallace called first lady Michelle Obama’s address to the Democratic National Convention “masterful” and heartfelt, he said he was struck by the fact that nearly all of her speech was about about the importance of government in the lives of Americans.

“I’ve got to say, listening closely to the speech one of the things that struck me was it was all about government,” Wallace said Tuesday night during Fox News’ coverage of the DNC. “When she talked at the beginning about the people who exemplify the best of the American spirit, she talked about teachers and first responders and the military, all very admirable professions, but all government.”

He continued: “When she talked about ways to build the middle class, it was all about the auto bailout and student loans and health care reform, once again, all government programs…That was a subtle subtext to the entire speech.”

Wallace also accused the first lady of being somewhat hypocritical when she said that Obama sees the nation as one America, saying “that certainly hasn’t been the way this president has run the campaign, which has been quite sharp, quite partisan, quite negative.”

Finally, after being in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, Wallace explained that the contrast between the two conventions in both tone and message could not be starker.

“The difference in tone and philosophy…the reliance on government, the praise on government, the central role it plays and their vision of America — very different from what we heard from Republicans in Tampa,” Wallace added.

well done chris. I didn’t watch it…but i don’t doubt a word of this. Big government, awesome government, the Leviathan that cares

r keller on September 5, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Historically I think we’re due for another open registration. A matter of a few days, could even be THIS WEEK. Warning: the open registration period can be as short as 12 hours, so stand by.

bigmike on September 5, 2012 at 1:22 AM

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Can we show any love for the Zombies??..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:22 AM

When you think about it, there have been a lot of popular male singers with high pitched voices. Those voices don’t usually age well.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:19 AM

The brothers Gibb are an exception to that rule.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Whatever happened to Lou Christie, anyway?

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 1:23 AM

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:14 AM

That is very cool!..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Well, it sounds like the Obama committee is disavowing that video saying we all belong to the government.

From another blog:

Obama throws the entire DNC under the bus
DNC video: “Government is the only thing that we all belong to”; Update: Not our video, says Obama campaign
oh wait
Someone’s nervous.
An Obama aide emails that the Charlotte host committee, not the Obama campaign, produced the video:
“The video in question was produced and paid for by the host committee of the city of Charlotte. It’s neither an OFA nor a DNC video, despite what the Romney campaign is claiming. It’s time for them to find a new target for their faux outrage.”

Umm, you allowed this to be shown at your convention there champs; you own it. If you weren’t smart enough to vet what was being shown, that just further demonstrates your incompetence. Smart money is on the fact that you did vet it and swooned over the message; you didn’t think that “We the People” might take umbrage at being thought of as belonging to the government.

/faux outrage my @$$

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Sure. That and ‘She’s Not There’, in particular, are very cool. :)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Canopfor
But I thought guns were strictly regulated in Canada, like Chicago lol
good night my friend………

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Canopfor
Come on, mister linky cant figure out how to log in? I’ve had like 60 Canadians visit, I thought it was you doing it………..;-)

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:20 AM

angrymike:Well,it says profile,I hit wordpress and nutt`n:)

canopfor on September 5, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Canopfor
But I thought guns were strictly regulated in Canada, like Chicago lol
good night my friend………

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:25 AM

angrymike:Good point,on da guns,I`ll figure it out(log in),
alrighty,I’m off,nite!:)

canopfor on September 5, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Chris Cristie is on Jimmy Fallon…

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Brush With The Blues

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Rio Linda
Freddy Mercury of Queen also aged gracefully, until his untimely death……..I really miss Queen’s music

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:28 AM

canopfor on September 5, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Goodnight, Canopfor! Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:29 AM

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Thumbs up!..:)

PS..OT: I heard this today and it got the old memory machine going!..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Well, Mrs. Obama should be sooooo proud of her Twitter followers. They’re lovely.

http://twitchy.com/2012/09/04/stay-classy-michelle-obama-fans-celebrate-speech-by-cursing-ann-romney/

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Why am I not surprised?

Night Owl on September 5, 2012 at 1:31 AM

look up something like “snake oil”.

bigmike on September 5, 2012 at 1:14 AM

“Patent medicine” and “snake oil” are the same thing. Mostly alcohol – sometimes a little opium.

But they used grain alcohol. Drinking alcohol. NOT wood alcohol. The object was to get the suckers’ money – not kill them or blind them…which made for a rather dicey reception on the seller’s return trip. (Most of the ‘medicine wagons’ had regular circuits.

“Doctor Good” (or ‘DoctorGood’) was one of the names of a patent medicine (snake oil).

It was considered more “respectable” to take a bit of medicine “for whatever ailed you” than to be seen quaffing rotgut whiskey all day long.

Women, of course, had Laudanum to take care of “female problems”. Being heavy on opium, it was quite addictive. It came in a triangular, brown bottle with rounded corners.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laudanum

Solaratov on September 5, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:30 AM

I thought it was pretty cool of Simmons to come out against Obama! Who have thought, huh?

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:32 AM

AZ federalist
×1000
These morons never claim anything that flops, they are sooo done………

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Hey andy85719, Take a year at a technical college as a welder. Professionals in welding are ALL getting long-in-the-tooth(joke), and pipeline and heavy steel construction as in new refineries are going to NEED all the welders that they can get, they’ll even bring in professionals from out of other countries, the shortage will be that high, plus they’ll need weld inspectors, etc.,etc.

bigmike on September 5, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Little Wing

Jeff Beck

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:33 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:28 AM

This a classic..imho!..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Solaratov
Wasn’t it called dilodin, I know the spelling is wrong, but I thought they used it in the old days……..?

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:35 AM

When you think about it, there have been a lot of popular male singers with high pitched voices. Those voices don’t usually age well.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:19 AM

It’s not so much that the voices don’t age well, as it is that the owners of those voices abuse their voices, and things that get abused don’t tend to age well.

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 1:36 AM

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Good point!..Gene is a captialist plus Obie has no love for Israel!..Gene knows this!..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Very true!

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:37 AM

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 1:36 AM

I am sure that’s probably true. Too bad.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:38 AM

… , but I think you might want to consider the military after college. You need to toughen up a bit. You are easily frightened, dispirited and dejected. What will your degree be related to, job wise?

Night Owl on September 5, 2012 at 1:17 AM

You were way more diplomatic than I was thinking. R. Lee Ermey is pretty good with this kind of thing.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Waiting In The Wings

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Hey Solaratov, So you think that the only thing that was sold in saloons was grain alcohol? that they would NEVER put coal oil or pitch or ANYTHING harmful in something that was for human consumption. The FDA would be on them like a ton of bricks! Oh wait.. that before the FDA.

bigmike on September 5, 2012 at 1:41 AM

R. Lee Ermey is pretty good with this kind of thing.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 1:39 AM

I wish me could have spoke at the GOP convention..That would have been cool!..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Dire
Bohemian Rhapsody is my all time favorite, I could listen to it over and over as a young-un……

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:42 AM

R. Lee Ermey is pretty good with this kind of thing.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 1:39 AM

I wish HE could have spoke at the GOP convention..That would have been cool!..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Fixed!..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:42 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:42 AM

That is an awesome tune!..:)

Dire Straits on September 5, 2012 at 1:43 AM

I Had A Dream

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:44 AM

At the risk of being rude to the Democrats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDEdFxUZ01s

Chick it a bonus for you gentleman. Boy how things have changed.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

You looked nice in that little red number, Cindy. Didn’t know you could dance like that. ;-)

TXUS on September 5, 2012 at 1:46 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:35 AM

There’s Dilaudid – which is Hydromorphone – that came out in the mid-1920s.

Solaratov on September 5, 2012 at 1:47 AM

There’s Dilaudid – which is Hydromorphone – that came out in the mid-1920s.

Solaratov on September 5, 2012 at 1:47 AM

We called them Red’s back in the day…

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Cindy. Didn’t know you could dance like that. ;-)

TXUS on September 5, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Girl’s got more moves than a Uhaul.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 1:50 AM

TXUS on September 5, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Those were the days. I actually looked better at 19 than 12 though.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:50 AM

We called them Red’s back in the day…

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Seconal

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Edge of Desire

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Highly Strung Try not to notice that Orianthi is a smoking hot young lady. (yea, she makes me wish I was 30 again)

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Jackie
This is just weird, as I was saying she didn’t like crazy Karen and I hit send, I thought to myself, double trouble would be perfect, then I look at the post and you have those exact words at the same time. I guess great minds think alike, its just really weird ……….

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Hey Solaratov, So you think that the only thing that was sold in saloons was grain alcohol? that they would NEVER put coal oil or pitch or ANYTHING harmful in something that was for human consumption. The FDA would be on them like a ton of bricks! Oh wait.. that before the FDA.

bigmike on September 5, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Surprisingly, even back in those days, businesses liked to have repeat customers. Having some of your customers go blind or die after drinking your product tends to suppress business. Add in the fact that justice tended to be swift and decisive, people who did those kinds of things did not last long. FDA? They didn’t need the FDA, a marshall or a crowd with a hemp rope were pretty good deterrents to doctoring products with poisonous substances.

Believe it or not, people somehow managed to live reasonably good lives before the government and FDR TLA’s came into existence.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Bohemian Rhapsody is my all time favorite, I could listen to it over and over as a young-un……

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:42 AM

You, Wayne & Garth.

Party on Garth. :-)

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 1:56 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Synchronicity! LOL! Great minds, Mike:)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:57 AM

Thanks for showing us your Bunny suit, Cindy.

You were moving so fast I missed your cotton tail.

SparkPlug on September 5, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Did y’all see the new thread MKH started? She is up mighty late.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Dilaudid, well I remember in the movie Wyatt Earp, his woman was hooked on something I think was called dilodin, oh hell it was a movie, a great movie but a movie all the same……..

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Bohemian Rhapsody is my all time favorite, I could listen to it over and over as a young-un……

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:42 AM

.
.
I liked the whole Night At The Opera album.

listens2glenn on September 5, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to fly… we just get all tangled up in… Gravity.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Wait what…..Bunny suit…..where….when….I missed it ;-*(

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 2:01 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Easy there, if we are taking about twerp, it’s not what you think. Or hoped.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Thanks for showing us your Bunny suit, Cindy.

You were moving so fast I missed your cotton tail.

SparkPlug on September 5, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Wait what…..Bunny suit…..where….when….I missed it ;-*(

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Oh dear…Some folks just don’t know enough to let the sleeping bunnies alone… It’s fixing to get crazy up in here now… :O

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Glenn
I still have the album, I loved it……….. a great voice silenced by AIDS ……..so sad………;-(

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Cindy
All conservative women are hot so you, twerp what’s the diff ………..;-D

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 2:06 AM

Sparkplug
You know your a trouble maker don’t you? Yep an you enjoy every minute ……….lol

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Well since I’m starting to ramble like the good Dr, I’m gonna call it a night. Goodnight all…..

Cindy I was just playin, I know your a fine upstanding young lady, good night…….;-)

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Albatross

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 2:13 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Goodnight, Mike. Nice seeing you. Sleep well. Take care of ‘Double Trouble’ !:)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 2:15 AM

I bid you all a fond goodnight. Its been a pleasure, as always. See you soon. As The Years Go Drifting By

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Did y’all see the new thread MKH started? She is up mighty late.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 1:59 AM

What? A posting after QOTD? Isn’t that heresy?

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 2:19 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 2:13 AM

We try!

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 2:19 AM

I know!!!!

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Oh well, I’m going to go to bed, no Red Eye again this week.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Hey Solaratov, So you think that the only thing that was sold in saloons was grain alcohol? that they would NEVER put coal oil or pitch or ANYTHING harmful in something that was for human consumption. The FDA would be on them like a ton of bricks! Oh wait.. that before the FDA.

bigmike on September 5, 2012 at 1:41 AM

a)We weren’t talking about saloons. We were talking about traveling medicine shows.
b)Whenever a saloon owner sold whiskey that was poison, his saloon soon burned down. Which is not to say that there wasn’t a lot of crappy, rotgut whiskey sold.
c)Back in the 1800s, whenever you walked into a bar and just asked for “whiskey”, you were served Irish Whiskey. There were over three hundred brands of Irish sold in America back then.

Solaratov on September 5, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Night Cindy. Thanks for the eye candy earlier. ;-)

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 2:29 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Earp’s wife was supposedly hooked on Laudanum. Or, at least, that’s what I took it to be; since it was fairly common for women to get hooked on it back then.

Solaratov on September 5, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Goodnight all. I’ve gotta be up early.

Solaratov on September 5, 2012 at 2:37 AM

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Jasper61 on September 5, 2012 at 2:38 AM

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