Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on September 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

Three days after he was killed, CNN found a journal belonging to late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. The journal was found on the floor of the largely unsecured consulate compound where he was fatally wounded…

A source familiar with Stevens’ thinking told CNN earlier this week that, in the months leading up to his death, the late ambassador worried about what he called the security threats in Benghazi and a rise in Islamic extremism.

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But in reality, the fiasco appears to be largely — if not entirely — a State Department botch. It was the State Department that failed to provide its ambassador adequate security; it was the State Department that fled Benghazi in the aftermath of the attack, apparently failing to clear or secure the scene, leaving Stevens’ diary behind; and it was State that had taken the lead on the ground after the Libya intervention.

“When it comes to specific critiques about the attack, if either [the White House or State] should be getting blamed, it seems to me the primary one to be getting blamed should be State itself more than the [White House],” says one former State Department official with extensive experience in the region. “I mean if you take away the ‘buck stops here’ parsing of this stuff, if Stevens was issuing warning or expressing concerns he was doing so primarily through his own chain of command. The security on the ground belongs to State.”

And though the Department of State savaged CNN for reporting on the diary, BuzzFeed has learned that the department wasn’t even aware that Stevens’ personal diary existed before the cable channel told them about it.

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Senate Republicans are furious the Obama administration rebuffed their attempts to learn details of the Benghazi attack, only to give the coveted information to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal…

“It was like pulling teeth to get information yesterday,” [Lindsey] Graham said of the meeting with Clinton and other administration officials. “A lot of senators were frustrated. And you pick up major newspapers in the country and you find details not shared with you.”

“We were told nothing. We were told absolutely nothing,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), ranking Republican on the Armed Services Panel…

“If that isn’t an incredible disrespect to the members of the United States Senate, I don’t know what is,” he said. “It’s an example of the disdain with which this body is held by the administration, including, I’m sorry to say, the secretary of state.”

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The House GOP ought to use its power of subpoena to bring before it top administration officials to answer difficult questions about their conduct. Here’s where they should start:

Libya. The State Department’s disgraceful handling of the security situation at the Benghazi consulate led directly to the death of our ambassador, along with three other Americans. The State Department has stonewalled Freedom of Information Act requests regarding its security procedures, and continues to avoid answering basic questions as to whether unarmed British contractors were in fact providing “security.” President Obama and company continue to maintain the fiction that the attacks in Libya were “spontaneous” and therefore unforeseeable. In the end, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is charged with embassy and ambassador security. If it is found that the State Department had advance warning, that Ambassador Stevens feared that he was on the al Qaeda hit list, and that the State Department did nothing to give him armed protection, she should resign.

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National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor previews the president’s speech to the UN General Assembly next week…

“As he has in recent days, the President will make it clear that we reject the views in this video, while also underscoring that violence is never acceptable – a message that has been echoed by the leaders he has personally reached out to in places like Libya, Egypt and Yemen. He will also send a clear message that the United States will never retreat from the world; will bring justice to those who harm Americans; and will stand strongly for our democratic values abroad.”

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On the latter point, after a week and a half of peddling an utterly false narrative of what happened in Libya, the United States government is apparently beginning to discern that there are limits to what even Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Susan Rice can say with a straight face. The official line — that the slaughter of American officials was some sort of improvised movie review that got a little out of hand — is now in the process of modification to something bearing a less patently absurd relationship to what actually happened. That should not make any more forgivable the grotesque damage that the administration has done to the bedrock principle of civilized society: freedom of speech

Last year Hillary Clinton went to see the Broadway musical Book of Mormon. “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others”? The Book of Mormon’s big showstopper is “Hasa Diga Eebowai” which apparently translates as “F*** you, God.” The U.S. secretary of state stood and cheered.

Why does Secretary Clinton regard “F*** you, God” as a fun toe-tapper for all the family but “F*** you, Allah” as “disgusting and reprehensible”? The obvious answer is that, if you sing the latter, you’ll find a far more motivated crowd waiting for you at the stage door. So the “leader of the free world” and “the most powerful man in the world” (to revive two cobwebbed phrases nobody seems to apply to the president of the United States anymore) is telling the planet that the way to ensure your beliefs command his “respect” is to be willing to burn and bomb and kill. You Mormons need to get with the program.

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According to a senior Western official who recently met with opposition leaders in liberated areas of Syria, the diplomatic arguments between the U.S. and France on one hand, and Russia, a longtime Assad ally, on the other, increasingly focus on this point, especially as the Assad regime grows weaker. Each side draws different conclusions from the massive protests and attacks in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and other countries in recent weeks against U.S. and Western interests that took the lives of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. “The Russians argue that we must stick with Assad to prevent the rise of the Islamists. We say any continuation of Bashar’s policies [the bloody suppression and mass killings] will only cause a more Islamic outcome.”

There may be no getting around such an outcome in any case. “In the last four decades, Islamists brilliantly positioned themselves as the alternative to the failed secular ‘authoritarian bargain,’ ” Fawaz Gerges, director of the Mideast Center at the London School of Economics, writes in a new essay, “The Islamist Moment.” “They have already won majorities of parliamentary seats in a number of countries, including Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco, and will likely make further gains in Libya, Jordan, and maybe even in Syria after the dust settles on the raging battlefield there.”

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At home, [Obama's] personal story as the son of a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya symbolized hopes of overcoming America’s racial divides. Might his personal story as an American-Christian descended from East African Muslims achieve a similar resonance abroad?

Now we have the answer, delivered by rocket launchers. No.

Again, this is not to blame Obama. He didn’t make the anti-Americanism, and he faces few easy answers in responding to that anti-Americanism. But it does suggest that greater humility might have been in order back in 2008-2009. And it suggests that the problems faced in the Muslim world today go way deeper than suggested by the glib answer, it’s all about Israel — or all about Bush. The anger goes back way further and lies way deeper. And it probably won’t be allayed by anything much that the United States or Israel or the larger Western world can do. It will be allayed by changes inside the Muslim world — changes that remove the incentives for local power-seekers to agitate mobs with stories about offenses against Islam; changes that reduce the receptiveness of ordinary people to the demagoguery of local power-seekers. Economic development, the advance of education, the rise of forms of Islam that are less political and more spiritual — these are the forces that will bring change. They’ll be slow. And they are bigger than any one man, no matter how unusual his life story; how eloquent his tongue; or how grand his self-image.

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“Absolutely no one intentionally or unintentionally misled anybody involved in this,” said Gibbs.

Asked about why Ambassador Susan Rice told the nation that the attack was spontaneous, when it now appears to have been a planned terrorist attack, Gibbs will only say that Rice answered the question based on the intelligence available to her.

“No one wants to get to the bottom of this more than the president and secretary of state,” Gibbs said.

***

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday there’s no proof indicating this month’s consulate attack in Libya – which killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans – was related to protests over an anti-Islam video.

“I have seen no information that shows that there was a protest going on as you have seen around any other embassy at the time. It was clearly designed to be an attack,” Rep. Mike Rogers said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”…

Rogers said Sunday the administration’s statements have been “confusing.” He criticized President Barack Obama for attending a campaign event in Colorado the night after the attacks.


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ROTFLMAO… Listening to Alex Jones isn’t leaving no stone unturned… It’s eating the mushrooms that grown on cow pies… o_O

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Exactly…which is why I jumped on this as soon as I heard about the emergency landing:

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Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:11 AM

I don’t understand it either but you give me a good reason to vote for The Won given your description (fair) of him. If not white guilt than the desire to be part of something historical?

Cindy Munford on September 24, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Personally I am going to go with a theory that is considerably most disturbing. After nearly 90 years of slowly boiling the frog, which is to say, 90 years of an ever but slowing increasing levels of Marxist indoctrination throughout American society, (i.e. movies, news papers/media, educational system and churches) nearly 50 percent of Americans are Marxists without even knowing it.

Oh, maybe not full blown hardcore Marxists, but they have been indoctrinated to believe the fundamental principals of Marxism. From each according to their abilities to each according to their needs. The end justifies the means. Capitalists are inherently evil.

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Jesus Christ, what was needed? Screaming bells and flashing lights?

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:22 AM

They would only have interpreted that as a sign from God that he truly was the Won. :/ (Punctuation Man is disgusted by those people.)

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Whoa. Mind=Blown. So….much…to think about. I find your ideas intriguing and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. At last, I am not alone!

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I did not have sex with those newsletters.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:18 AM

You forgot the Illuminati, Masons and Tri-Lats.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Prelude in D minor Opus 28 no. 24- Chopin

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM

America is going to crash, our government is corrupt and they have been betraying us, especially the young, for years. That’s how they buy votes and maintain power and get wealthy, if not while in office then after. Not all, but most of our Congress is corrupt!

This is why America has gone down hill and the future is so hopeless for young people.

It’s doesn’t have to be so. America can overcome Battered Voter Syndrome and find somebody new.

I recommend Gary Johnson.

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Oh, maybe not full blown hardcore Marxists, but they have been indoctrinated to believe the fundamental principals of Marxism. From each according to their abilities to each according to their needs. The end justifies the means. Capitalists are inherently evil.

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I completely agree that this was a huge part of it. Remember this?

“We will conquer you from within and never fire a shot.”

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:26 AM

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Again let us play for you!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:27 AM

America is going to crash, our government is corrupt and they have been betraying us, especially the young, for years.

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM

That it is. It was always inevitable.

I recommended Sarah Palin. But I was laughed off of HotAir.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:27 AM

You forgot the Illuminati, Masons and Tri-Lats.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Nah, I addressed them in my “infamous” non-denial-denial-non-non-denial-denial:

No, I Am Not A “Neo-Con, Israel-Firster, Bilderberger, Socialist, NWOer, Tri-Lateralist, CFRer, Globalist, FEMA Camp Guard, Chemtrail Pilot, Vaccine Scientist, Secret Water Fluorinator, Black Helicopter Pilot, False-Flag Planner, MK-ULTRA Practitioner, Paid Propagandist, &/or CIA/MI6/DGSE/Mossad Operative”

IOW, as a “paid propagandist,” everything that I say that I am not, I am.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Antwerp says they haven’t posted the times yet.

And don’t nunna you tell her I’ve listened to Alex Jones on occasion.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Yeah, I guess you did. My mistake.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:30 AM

But, once Germany declared upon us, FDR was no appeaser. He never told Hollywood to tone it down on the anti-Nazi movies.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Because his childhood as I imagined it never happened…and that’s the difference I guess.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Hiya Dire! When did the uh — aforementioned thing occur?

cynccook on September 23, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Happened when the fool tried to “punk” alt about a month ago!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:30 AM

I did not have sex with those newsletters.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:24 AM

*!*

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I recommend Gary Johnson.

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:32 AM

KOOLAID2, bud, stop me :)

On serious note, I’m trying to reach good, but currently silly, FR.

SWalker, I actually don’t know FR’s age, just from what he’s shared about the financial ruin, and how his generation will have to suffer.

RWM, you are a prolific national treasure, at a very momentous time in the US history. How fortunate we are that you hang out here.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Jackie, keep playing :)

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Because his childhood as I imagined it never happened…and that’s the difference I guess.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:30 AM

I’m sorry. One of the Roosevelts did, in fact, have fond memories of Germany as a child. Maybe it was Teddy?

Yeah, I guess you did. My mistake.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:30 AM

I’m sure that I’ve left some out. Even I can only listen to the nutters a few hours a week, but it is more than enough…kind of like watching Y&R once or twice a year when I was in law school. I could still keep up with the plot. :-)

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Vokal Ansambl Gordela – Zinskaro.

Beautiful.

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Well, that was not pretty. :) I thought I’d try a positive/negative thing where, in the negative, “Predictable History” was edited to “Unpredictable Past.” Good idea? I thought so. But man O man —

I’ll try again later. As soon as I stop shuddering.

Just finally didn’t want an iconic Stalin. I’m going to update the thing in 2 days, even if I have to use (gasp) text links. :)

So, 6 pages, eh? Who’s arguing with whom? I’ll go read up …

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 12:34 AM

kind of like watching Y&R once or twice a year when I was in law school. I could still keep up with the plot. :-)

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Oh, that Victor Newman! He’s dreamy!

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Vokal Ansambl Gordela – Zinskaro.

Beautiful.

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Keep On Loving You

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 12:35 AM

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Hey, Jackson, just got back into H-Town from the Valley, any news on how the Texans-Broncos game ended up?

TXUS on September 24, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Happened when the fool tried to “punk” alt about a month ago!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Uh, yeah. I went back and read through some of that. That was — unfortunate. ALT certainly was a good sport about it, though.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:36 AM

I did not have sex with those newsletters.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:24 AM

LOL

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 12:37 AM

She made it, 93. In sixteen hours or so, I will be at her side, a loyal and loving son.

Good Night All.

Axe, lyrics.

Mm Yea Yea Mm
Whatever you confess
The feelings you express
No matter how you dress
You’re different from the rest
The way you live your life (x2)
You are the only one who thinks like you
You are the only one who dreams like you
You are the only one the only one
Behind the bluest flame
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/m/morphine-lyrics/the-only-one-lyrics.html ]
They’ll never guess your game
Your version of success
Is different from the rest
And the way you live your life
The way you live your life
You are the only one who thinks like you
You are the only one who dreams like you
You are the only one the only one
Mm Yea Yea Mm
You are the only one (x6)

Bmore on September 24, 2012 at 12:37 AM

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Ah yes. Here’s the story from Wiki:

Satie apparently used the word “gymnopédiste” (gymnopaedist), before having written a note of his later so famous gymnopédies.

The anecdote of Satie introducing himself as a “gymnopaedist” in December 1887 runs as follows: the first time Satie visited the Chat Noir cabaret, he was introduced to its director, Rodolphe Salis, famous for serving sharp comments. Being coerced to mention his profession, Satie, lacking any recognisable professional occupation, presented himself as a “gymnopaedist”, supposedly in an attempt to outwit the director.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Huh?

Oh, that Victor Newman! He’s dreamy!

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Is he still on Y&R? I haven’t watched it since law school. It was my brain-crash-narcotic after exams. Just numb. About the only thing that ever changed was he and Nikki’s marital status. lol

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Bmore on September 24, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Be careful! Have a safe trip! Check in if you get a chance to.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:39 AM

According to 60 Minutes and the book Throw Them All Out!, Boehner is one of the chief suspects in the insider trading scandal. While I realize he is above the law, insider trading is still “crooked” regardless, IMO. Crooked means not straight, like using weighted dice. This is not hyperbole. Vote rigging and insider trading are literally crooked even if they’re not illegal because the “two-parties” are a private club and can cheat all they want. But if they are private clubs then they should not have a monopoly on our government. They should not have a monopoly on the debates.

That’s what I’m going to call them so I’m explaining how it is in fact justified by the facts that are already in evidence. Just click on my name below and watch the video explaining the rigged vote. See 60 Minutes or the book Throw Them All Out! for more info.

Crooked accurately describes Boehner and Romney because of the vote rigging, and it has been alleged that Boehner is guilty of other offenses as well, if not for the fact that he is essentially above the law in many respects.

And if the Republican Party is going to go along with flagrantly hostile, un-American, anti-Reagan behavior, I can’t imagine it will survive.

Why should it?

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Hiya Dire! When did the uh — aforementioned thing occur?

cynccook on September 23, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Happened when the fool tried to “punk” alt about a month ago!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Happened here, starts in column 1, gets worse in the next ones…him against alt.

The next day he got banned, the mgmt. having been alerted.

If I gave the wrong dates, above, I’m sorry.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Is he still on Y&R? I haven’t watched it since law school. It was my brain-crash-narcotic after exams. Just numb. About the only thing that ever changed was he and Nikki’s marital status. lol

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I’m sure he is. Been there since 1975 I think.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Sorry, forgot the link.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:41 AM

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Cool story bro.

wargamer6 on September 24, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Sorry, forgot the link.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Heh. PolAgnostic got the Bishop on that one.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Wow. I was going to catch up, but I think I might have a fever. I quit reading when — I could have sworn Schadenfreude linked Judas Priest. :)

You know, I’ve never checked the Radon levels around here … West Nile?

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Bmore on September 24, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Goodnight, B! Happy birthday to your mother! Safe trip!

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:44 AM

I’m sure he is. Been there since 1975 I think.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Isn’t Herr Newman getting a little long in der zahn?

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Wow. I was going to catch up, but I think I might have a fever. I quit reading when — I could have sworn Schadenfreude linked Judas Priest. :)

You know, I’ve never checked the Radon levels around here … West Nile?

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Painkiller!

wargamer6 on September 24, 2012 at 12:45 AM

‘Niters all.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:45 AM

I’m sorry. One of the Roosevelts did, in fact, have fond memories of Germany as a child. Maybe it was Teddy?

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Wow. Good memory, but yes, it was Teddy who lived in Germany as a teenager for half a year, ostensibly to learn German.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Happy B-day to your beloved and interesting mother, Bmore.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:45 AM

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I kinda know what you mean. Down here, John Mica, a lifer, lied to Sandy Adams about the redistricting. They had a primary. Needless to say I will actually be voting for the democrat this time.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Happened here, starts in column 1, gets worse in the next ones…him against alt.

The next day he got banned, the mgmt. having been alerted.

If I gave the wrong dates, above, I’m sorry.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:41 AM

It was 25 August. Reading that made me feel sorry for him, something that I didn’t think possible.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Goodnight all! ;D

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Isn’t Herr Newman getting a little long in der zahn?

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Eric Braeden is onna them Engelbert Humperdinck types – he’ll still be getting broads 20 years after he’s dead.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:48 AM

TXUS on September 24, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Yes. You were right. Peyton looked like a thoroughbred out there with a bunch of plow horses. 31-25 final score. If they’d played as well in the first 3 quarters as they did in the 4th they’d have won the game.

I wish they’d get him some receivers who could be where they’re supposed to be, keep their feet in bounds, and actually, you know. catch a football… oh, and a decent line that could offer him a little protection in the pocket would be appreciated.

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:39 AM

*sigh* K. More words. :)

I tried to make a graphic to link to yur blog, but I baked it. I tried to make something like I described above, but — it got away from me. I have to update my diggs in a couple of days, and I might have to just use a text “blog roll” like everyone else, but I wish I could get some of this I can see in my head going instead.

More words takes so much longer to type. :)

Ah. And now you’re gone.

Figures.

Night Resist!

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 12:32 AM

(:->)…I know…you’ve indicated that in the past… several times…and you keep trying…you have been patient…you’re a good person…I’m a good person, whose not patient!… There’s a time and a place for everything…I just like people to pick their battles…and take a break when it is NOT the time.
It’s like unseen!…I loved the fervor and every fiber in the fight that I saw for Palin, in that poster…and when Palin didn’t run the poster was crushed…but unseen isn’t still driving everyone nuts with it! (like a couple still do-who I still love). We need to concentrate on getting rid of this POS!…worry about the party and the big-government repubichairs later!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 12:54 AM

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Night cynccook.

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Suite for Solo Viola de Gamba – Sainte- Colombe

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Heh. PolAgnostic got the Bishop on that one.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:43 AM


Wow! I love it hate it frequently lose track of when I do that!

PolAgnostic on September 24, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Bmore on September 24, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Night Bmore.

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 12:56 AM

I kinda know what you mean. Down here, John Mica, a lifer, lied to Sandy Adams about the redistricting. They had a primary. Needless to say I will actually be voting for the democrat this time.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 12:46 AM

In order to achieve long term gain it requires short term pain, or at least the risk of pain.

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Well ****.

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 12:58 AM

<a href="http://youtu.be/uC-USAB530A“> L’Inverno ( Winter) – Vivaldi

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 1:01 AM

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:49 AM

What she said.

KCB on September 24, 2012 at 1:01 AM

In order to achieve long term gain it requires short term pain, or at least the risk of pain.

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:57 AM

No, if obama wins, it’s game over for the country. Republicans are just too scared of the black man.

Anyhoo, I’m out.

Say hey to Scrumpy.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 1:01 AM

worry about the party and the big-government repubichairs later!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 12:54 AM

I don’t worry about them. I despise them all, for the louts that they are. I’ve grown to detest politicians. I just know who’s the most dangerous to the land, and the world, to freedom.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Sorry, I think that’s a misfire… try this: L’ Inverno ( Winter) – Vivaldi

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Bmore on September 24, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Good night B.

KCB on September 24, 2012 at 1:02 AM

I hope Omaha Conservative is ok.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Good night Lanceman.

KCB on September 24, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Suite for Solo Viola de Gamba – Sainte- Colombe

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Hey I was just about to play that one.
I call it the Suite for Solo Viola de Sparky.

I take such delight using the violin app on my iPad.

Anyway your version is fine as well I suppose.

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 1:06 AM

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Sorry to step on your playlist, Spark!

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Take care Hot air! See you next time!

KCB on September 24, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Chopin’s Nocturnes – Rubinstein

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 1:15 AM

KCB on September 24, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Goodnight, Ken! Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 1:15 AM

It’s the Midnight Hour at Club HA.

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 1:17 AM

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Remember this??..Very cool!!..:)

PS..Skip the ad..:)

PSS..This is agreat song..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 1:17 AM

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

Goodnight, Scrumpy! :)

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 1:17 AM

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Sorry to step on your playlist, Spark!

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Night guys.

Let this be a lesson. See what being productive gets you? You miss the party. :)

From now on, I slouch about.

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 1:18 AM

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Those are great tunes, guys. I’d love to stay, but I’m exhausted. Please excuse me. A rain check would be appreciated. Thanks. :)

Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 1:18 AM

I guess this mean you are going

*poof*

with a *repoof* probability of 32% according to my calculations.

Jackie will be back in the AM with a 100% probability.

Nite.

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 1:23 AM

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Enjoyed it!!..Later..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 1:23 AM

So well said, that I had to bring it over

Outlandish as it sounds, this whole fiasco is actually far worse than even people here seem to think.

A straight-up operational disaster involving loss of life and intelligence (as noted in the excerpt, a heavy State responsibility here). On the most important security red-flag day of the year. In a very unsettled post-revolutionary area known to be an al-Qaeda hotbed.

A jaw-dropping – even in the orwellian make-believe nightmare we’ve been entering for years – but revealing response by the Cairo post to a ludicrously unserious pretext for another 9/11-based anti-US orgy of ugliness. The message granting the seriousness of the ridiculous pretext (the video trailer) and heavily implying that the First Amendment was a problem.

The repetition of this outrageous, un-American, and inexcusable performance by main State in a follow-up, and also the WH in THEIR follow-up. An unsurprising – yet shocking and disgraceful – dispaly by people who have no business in any job above a GS-7, if that.

The truly orwellian “media” distortion of everything, blandly reporting the minimum on a disastrous and consequential day in the real world, while manufacturing out of thin air a “gaffe” by Romney, who merely correctly expressed outrage at the unbelievable disgrace of the embassy and administration. Equally orwellian – the “media” showing little excitement about the huge stories unfolding, as they clearly were disastrous for the unconcealably incompetent and overwhelmed WH and State.

And the toxic cherry on top of it all, an American clearly being harassed by federal and local govt. under a transparent pretext in essential compliance with the absurd and vile demands of alien and hostile foreign forces.

A gigantic landslide in November won’t even be a small start on what’s needed. Pretty hard to believe what one actually sees and hears any more. Where are the Americans in America?

IceCold on September 24, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Junior plays a 2nd Amendment tune at Club HA.

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Night tafj, thank you for the nice music. Have a good Monday.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Sleep well. :)
thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 1:20 AM

G’nite, partypooper!
:D

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 1:24 AM

The truly orwellian “media” distortion of everything, blandly reporting the minimum on a disastrous and consequential day in the real world, while manufacturing out of thin air a “gaffe” by Romney, who merely correctly expressed outrage at the unbelievable disgrace of the embassy and administration.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2012 at 1:23 AM

The media are a bunch of slimy devils. I hope most people can see through the mire.

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 1:26 AM

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Good video. Here’s Scrumpy and Grace were doing the mashed potato.

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Good video. Here’s Scrumpy and Grace were doing the mashed potato.
SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 1:31 AM

One of my faves. I remember watching these shows when I was a kid.

This one was just a bit before my dancin’ days, but an older sister taught me the dance.

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 1:37 AM

So, in about a decade we’ve gone from the conventional wisdom of “Bildergergers don’t exist” to common knowledge that they do. That’s something I guess. Yeah, they get together and play pinochle and watch stag films. Harmless fun.

And since so many of us believe that the earth can hold an infinite number of people, they surely must as well. Since we believe that maximum employment is the only way the very wealthy can get even wealthier, they and their think tanks are working on how to make it so no one’s ever unemployed again. Yeah, probably are-but it’s called Socialism.

Just because we believe in free enterprise and competition doesn’t mean that they do. Just because we believe in a republic doesn’t mean that they do. Just because we believe in God doesn’t mean that they do. And of course these intellectuals have no belief in eugenics-Glen Beck et al are obviously fear mongers.

I don’t understand so many Conservatives’ resistance to the idea that we’re about to (or may already have) an international oligarchy of bosses over us calling the shots? Is it that because it’s something we don’t want it makes us feel better to deny that that’s what may be going on?

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 24, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Next up at Club HA, this little ditty about the talking head RINOs the MSM offers up as their “conservative voices”.

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Closing out the night at Club HA, a set by the Lizard King and Co lamenting the Obama campaign fate.

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 1:56 AM

I recommend Gary Johnson…drop out an not deliver NM or VA to the obamanation come Nov. 6th

FloatingRock on September 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Gohawgs on September 24, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Here’s Scrumpy and Grace were doing the mashed potato.

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Scrumpy (brunette, middle) was getting after it…

Gohawgs on September 24, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Hillary placed our Libyan Ambassador in harm’s way without adequate protection and the obamanation allwed her to do so. Then they both, along with their syncophant at the UN, lied about the circumstances until bits of the truth found their way into the light…

People died and they lied

Gohawgs on September 24, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Scrumpy (brunette, middle) was getting after it…

Gohawgs on September 24, 2012 at 2:54 AM

I watched it again. You are right. The Scrumpster was cuttin’ a rug for sure and Grace was flingin’ mashed potatoes like they were goin’ outta style.

Hill and Barry lied and people died.

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 3:46 AM

Hello..Is there anyone out there!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 4:14 AM

GALLUP ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING ME?

Here we are mere weeks from the election ad Gallup is still doing battleground polling based on ADULTS! Are you kidding me? Everyone knows adult samples favor Obama by 10 points or more than likely voters.

In Gallups new survey Obama leads by 6 points as to who is best to fix Medicare in swing states. Well of course if you poll adults. If this were a poll of likely voters the result would be completely the opposite.

Gallup has is and always will be I’m the tank for Obama. Still polling adults at this point and presenting the results as meaningful is shameful.

mitchellvii on September 24, 2012 at 4:17 AM

^ Gallup is in the tank for Obama, especially since his administration is now “investigating” Gallup. They MUST obey The One.

Also, I just watch Obama 2016. Everyone must see this documentary. While I knew all of the individual things brought up in this movie, the creator of the documentary did an excellent job at synthesizing all of the elements together. He especially talked about how colonialization affects Obama. That was new to me.

Also, the White House Insider had some more to say last week, especially the Libyian thing. Google White House Insider and read the interview.

karenhasfreedom on September 24, 2012 at 4:38 AM

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 4:14 AM

Is there anybody out there?

coldwarrior on September 24, 2012 at 4:40 AM

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 4:14 AM

Medication time…

Starting to really not like this new “hobby.”

coldwarrior on September 24, 2012 at 4:42 AM

karenhasfreedom on September 24, 2012 at 4:38 AM

Good to see you!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 4:42 AM

coldwarrior on September 24, 2012 at 4:42 AM

I hear you!!..Loud and clear!!..:):)

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 4:44 AM

Dire Straits on September 24, 2012 at 4:44 AM

So…anything goin’ on ’round here?

As for me, as the expression goes, had I known I was gonna live this long, I sure as hell would have taken better care of myself.

coldwarrior on September 24, 2012 at 4:54 AM

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