Quotes of the day

posted at 9:01 pm on December 28, 2012 by Allahpundit

Hobby Lobby and religious book-seller Mardel Inc., which are owned by the same conservative Christian family, are suing to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills…

Kyle Duncan, who is representing Hobby Lobby on behalf of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said in a statement posted on the group’s website Thursday that Hobby Lobby doesn’t intend to offer its employees insurance that would cover the drug while its lawsuit is pending.

“The company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees,” Duncan said. “To remain true to their faith, it is not their intention, as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.”

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The Internal Revenue Service regulations now say that a group health care plan that “fails to comply” with the Affordable Care Act is subject to an “excise tax” of “$100 per day per individual for each day the plan does not comply with the requirement.” It remains unclear how the IRS would implement and collect the excise tax.

The Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, based Hobby Lobby chain has more than 500 stores that employ 13,000 employees across 42 states, and takes in $2.6 billion in sales. The company’s attorneys say January begins a new health care plan year for Hobby Lobby and that excise tax from the IRS would amount to $1.3 million a day

After this piece of the law went into effect in August, religious nonprofits were given “safe harbor” of one year from implementing the law. “In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, said in January when the administration announced the move.

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Today Hobby Lobby announced that they will not comply with this mandate to become complicit in abortion, which the Greens believe ends an innocent human life. Given Hobby Lobby’s size (it has 572 stores employing more than 13,000 people), by violating the HHS Mandate, it will be subject to over $1.3 million in fines per day. That means over $40 million in fines in January alone. If their case takes another ten months to get before the Supreme Court—which would be the earliest it could get there under the normal order of business—the company would incur almost a half-billion dollars in fines. And then of course the Supreme Court would have to write an opinion in what would likely be a split decision with dissenters, which could easily take four or six months and include hundreds of millions of dollars in additional penalties.

This is civil disobedience, consistent with America’s highest traditions when moral issues are at stake…

The issue before the courts here is whether the Greens religious-liberty rights include running their secular, for-profit business consistent with their religious beliefs. In other words, is religious liberty just what you do in church on a Sunday morning, or does it include what you do during the week at your job?

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Recently, Belmont Abbey College and Wheaton College (which are Catholic and Christian respectively), fought for a similar exemption on religious grounds as did The Archdiocese of New York. In these cases, it was ruled that they should not be forced to provide coverage which violated their religious beliefs. The difference between these cases and Hobby Lobby is that the latter is not a religious institution, and the others are. However, the rights of the individual are a cornerstone of America’s foundation. There is no compelling reason for that freedom to be limited in this case, and must fiercely be protected…

The biggest questions may be with regards to what happens next. Will these battles cause a delay in implementation? With Constitutional protection for religious beliefs being thrown out the window, what will the next casualty be?

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Believing their employees should have the opportunity to spend Sundays with their families, the company is closed on Sundays and only operates 66 hours per week. Indeed, the Greens strive to apply the Christian teachings on respect and fairness to their employees, increasing the pay of Hobby Lobby’s full- and part-time hourly workers for four years in a row. Full-time hourly workers now start at 80 percent above the federal minimum wage…

The Green family has no moral objection to the use of preventive contraceptives and will continue its longstanding practice of covering these preventive contraceptives for its employees. However, the Green family cannot provide or pay for two specific abortion-inducing drugs. These drugs are Plan B and Ella, the so-called morning-after pill and the week-after pill. Covering these drugs, as the government is forcing them to do under the threat of $1.3 million penalty per day, would violate their most deeply held religious belief that life begins at conception, when an egg is fertilized. The FDA-approved government birth control guide clearly states that these two drugs, the morning-after pill and the week-after pill, may prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the womb, thus aborting the fertilized egg.

The Green family respects the religious convictions of all Americans, including those who do not agree with them. All they are asking is for the government to give them the same respect by not forcing them to violate their religious beliefs.

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As a conservative, regardless of how I feel about Obamacare, I believe the law is the law until it is repealed. Therefore, Hobby Lobby should be fined until they get a temporary injunction while the case works its way to the Supreme Court. (Justice Sotomayor denied an emergency injunction, by the way. How nice.) That’s the law. Liberals undoubtedly agree with me regarding Hobby Lobby, but they don’t when it comes to David Gregory. Of course, anyone else who breaks DC gun laws should be prosecuted, if you ask those same liberals. Just not David Gregory because he was making a point. Like Hobby Lobby. But that’s different, they’ll say.

How? How is it different? Both are cases where the law is being broken. I thought liberals were all about “fairness.” Where’s the fairness when Hobby Lobby has to pay 1.3 million dollars PER DAY to prove a point and David Gregory doesn’t even have a charge pending against him? And no, the ATF isn’t allowed to waive DC gun laws…

[B]y arguing that Gregory shouldn’t even be investigated, let alone prosecuted, liberals are saying that they get to decide which laws should be enforced. They are basically saying that the law is only relevant when they say it is. If that’s the case, the law has no meaning. And yet they’ll be the first to propose new laws that must be followed for the greater good, until they decide it can be broken to make a point.

You see where this leads?

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Anyone here play World of Warcraft? Just asking. :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 1:48 AM

I’m out. Only played for a few days. In the long, long ago, before the grumps.

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 1:51 AM

We got past 12/12/12 12:12:12 OK. How will we get past 13/13/13 13:13:13?

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 1:51 AM

I gave up watching movies in the name of boredom and a waste of money and time. I can honestly say I have not seen one of the movies on this list.

Dollayo on December 29, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Mellencamp

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 1:52 AM

novaculus on December 29, 2012 at 1:38 AM

There were so many great artists, unique talents, that were overlooked in favor of commercial play. It’s difficult to even say how many albums I’ve collected of people who were amazing talents but few have ever heard. It’s a shame.

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 1:53 AM

VorDaj on December 29, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Pleased as punch.

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 1:53 AM

VorDaj on December 29, 2012 at 1:50 AM

JFK?

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Next time I take the time to type out a true story I’ll make it about pr0n so it will be seen.

cane_loader on December 29, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 1:51 AM

A very good friend has been trying to entice me to play. I tried it for a few days. I got bored pretty fast. “Fetch this… kill that.” I did like the fishing, though. LOL!

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 1:55 AM

The difference between these cases and Hobby Lobby is that the latter is not a religious institution, and the others are.

Hmm. Let’s look at the portion of the 1st Amendment which pertains to this:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

Ok, we have that the courts have allowed a “religious exemption” for the onerous parts of Obamacare. In essence, the courts have ruled (fairly consistently) that requiring religious organizations to perform these acts violate their free exercise of religion.

Now, if the courts allow one group an exemption, but this judge does not allow another group the same exemption, can it not be said that the law upon which he has ruled has allowed an establishment of religion — because some people are allowed an exemption, while others are not?

Either anyone who desires an exemption must be allowed it — or nobody can be allowed it, or the First Amendment is violated. Such is the form of the ultimate argument which will be presented to the Supreme Court.

unclesmrgol on December 29, 2012 at 1:56 AM

A song for my “girlfriend.”

cane_loader on December 29, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 1:49 AM

It’s probably because you won’t grant him a peek at ‘the book’… and he’s never been to the oubliette, either. You know… curiosity… and all. :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 1:59 AM

. . . can’t stop watching Gangnam Style . . . can’t . . . someone . . . power outage . . . only hope . . .

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:00 AM

This convinced me that Rob Thomas was one of the true talents of our time.

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:00 AM

The Gangnam-style move has been around a long time… as a male “victory dance” of sorts that I won’t get into.

cane_loader on December 29, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Oh my. Axe needs rehab. Call 4Grace she knows all the clinics, well only the food throwing rehab clinics.

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Jack boot of the obama government at your throat. He said he wouldn’t compel people to do this. He lied again.

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 1:53 AM

At least we have recordings. I spend more time digging up old stuff than listening to new.

This lady apparently was an early member of the Greenwich Village folk scene, and Bob Dylan’s favorite. But while she enjoyed playing with friends, she didn’t like performing or recording, so there isn’t that much of her stuff left.

novaculus on December 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Really good. I have them bookmarked… thanks to you, Ken! :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:05 AM

It’s probably because you won’t grant him a peek at ‘the book’… and he’s never been to the oubliette, either. You know… curiosity… and all. :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 1:59 AM

NO ONE gets out of the oubliette — NO ONE. — K, you did, but that’s different. You were doing that HAL coo thing and kept laughing when I told you that you were doomed. Plus you were dressed like a cave girl back then and still blonde.

The whole thing is a little confusing to remember and I don’t want to think about it.

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:06 AM

Jack boot of the obama government at your throat. He said he wouldn’t compel people to do this. He lied again.

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM

They don’t even think of it as lying, I think. It’s some weird automatic thing: tell the story to move the herd, make plans here in CAC. The idea that the “herd” is composed of people (equals) seems to be completely gone. “Creepy” doesn’t even cover it for me.

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:09 AM

novaculus on December 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM

It’s not uncommon. The industry has always been a meatgrinder. Having talent around those people is like stuffing your pockets full of raw meat and jumping in a shark tank. Doubtless she saw things she didn’t like when recording.

I can’t say I blame her… but it is a shame… as she was so very good. There was an honesty to her voice that suited her and the music.

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:09 AM

VorDaj on December 29, 2012 at 1:50 AM

JFK?

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 1:54 AM

HHH

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:06 AM

OH! But I have ~ NEWS ~ !

I’m finding it difficult to be a proper moon goddess in my current brunette state… so…

after New Years I shall be returning to my former blonde shade!

Oh, and I still have the cave girl outfit you gave me… and the soft leather ankle boots, too!:)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:11 AM

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Nice to see you ..I hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas..:)

Dire Straits on December 29, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Jackie likes guitars.

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Outstanding pick KCB.
Several times a week I hear new stuff here or renditions of ones I like.

arnold ziffel on December 29, 2012 at 2:14 AM

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Yo. I remember that one. That’s from one million BC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkdBOvhgp04

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:06 AM

OH! But I have ~ NEWS ~ !

I’m finding it difficult to be a proper moon goddess in my current brunette state… so…

after New Years I shall be returning to my former blonde shade!

Oh, and I still have the cave girl outfit you gave me… and the soft leather ankle boots, too!:)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Getaroomoubliette

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Here….now

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Wow, there was some knee-jerk wrong thinking over on the milk thread.

cptacek on December 29, 2012 at 2:15 AM

They don’t even think of it as lying, I think. It’s some weird automatic thing: tell the story to move the herd, make plans here in CAC. The idea that the “herd” is composed of people (equals) seems to be completely gone. “Creepy” doesn’t even cover it for me.

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Excellent insight. That’s the nature of the beast… right there. We are ‘units’… we represent a source of revenue to be ‘redistributed’ as they see fit, in order to keep themselves in power. Nothing more.

The sad thing is that the progressives who choose to believe that they see them as people are deluding themselves. They, too, are only units… votes… to be bought and paid for… calculated and manipulated. They are even more readily replaceable with new groups of ‘units’ than we are.

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:16 AM

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Outstanding!

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Anyone here play World of Warcraft? Just asking. :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 1:48 AM

The Big Bang Theory has a great epidose on that..:)

Dire Straits on December 29, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Jack boot of the obama government at your throat. He said he wouldn’t compel people to do this. He lied again.

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Opps. I accidentally summoned hawkdriver.

Happy Holidays.

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:16 AM

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:14 AM

LOL! Ease up, davidk. We’re writers.

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:17 AM

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Skillz

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:17 AM

VorDaj on December 29, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Hitler?

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Hitler also said, “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.”

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:17 AM

Bonus nachos. Have fun.

cane_loader on December 29, 2012 at 2:18 AM

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:16 AM

:) Glad you like the idea.

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Anyone here play World of Warcraft? Just asking. :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 1:48 AM

The Big Bang Theory has a great epicode on that..:)

Dire Straits on December 29, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Fixed..Sorry..:)

Dire Straits on December 29, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Dire Straits on December 29, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Really? What’s the skinny? :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:19 AM

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:14 AM

LOL! Ease up, davidk. We’re writers.

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:17 AM

ok. Journalists getapass.

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Wow, there was some knee-jerk wrong thinking over on the milk thread.

cptacek on December 29, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Yup somebody even had the unmitigated gall to suggest that America could suffer a beer shortage… o_O

SWalker on December 29, 2012 at 2:20 AM

after New Years I shall be returning to my former blonde shade!

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Hard to imagine you as anything but beautiful. But, it may be that you don’t think you are sparkly enough — do what you gotta do. :)

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Ok, this is different. But cool.

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:22 AM

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Like is an understatement.

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:22 AM

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM
Opps. I accidentally summoned hawkdriver.

Happy Holidays.

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:16 AM

I woke up remembering I had to pug in a deep cell travel trailer battery into the charger. That led to investigating noise in the bonus room. Found daughter still playing a Christmas video game. Was strangely beckoned to the MAC.

Guess that was you?

:-)

Hey Dire.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Prosperous New Year to all the Hot Air folks I’ve grown to love and respect over the years.

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:23 AM

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:15 AM

That’s a very good tune. It has a great feel. :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:23 AM

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:19 AM

:-)

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Wow, there was some knee-jerk wrong thinking over on the milk thread.

cptacek on December 29, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Yup somebody even had the unmitigated gall to suggest that America could suffer a beer shortage… o_O

SWalker on December 29, 2012 at 2:20 AM

I don’t understand. The idea is that the government will go back to buying milk according to the old rules and that will drive the price back up, isn’t it?

There was no clean explanation and the USDA isn’t my gig.

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:24 AM

“I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.”
— George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788

According to Wikipedia:

George Mason IV (December 11, 1725 – October 7, 1792) was an American Patriot, statesman and a delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention. Along with James Madison, he is called the “Father of the United States Bill of Rights.” For these reasons he is considered one of the “Founding Fathers” of the United States.

IOW, the public should be armed but not the government.

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:25 AM

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Even though I’ve not been here for years… and I may not be on your list… I’d like to wish you the same Hawkdriver! :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:25 AM

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Trying to show off for you. Is it working?

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Wait … a … minute. Sparkplug, you didn’t summon me. How did you summon me?

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Bonus nachos. Have fun.

cane_loader on December 29, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Now I’m hungry.

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:26 AM

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Same to you!

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:27 AM

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:25 AM

You comment like a vet here. Or course you’re on the list.

Now, I can’t afford to buy “everyone” a drink. But Season Greetings are free.

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:28 AM

“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”~Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:22 AM

You’re very sweet, Axe. :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Niel young by Al Dimeola? Yeah

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:30 AM

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Hard to imagine you as anything but beautiful. But, it may be that you don’t think you are sparkly enough — do what you gotta do. :)

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Yup. She’s sparkly all right. Especially in the shimmering moon light as the moon light glistens on toad stools wet by the moist air that waifs all over the place in the Forrest glen.

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:31 AM

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Thank you, Hawkdriver! You’re a gentleman… and a friend.:) I wish I could sit down and share a drink with you, too.

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:31 AM

Wait … a … minute. Sparkplug, you didn’t summon me. How did you summon me?

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:26 AM

It involves a chicken. All I’m saying.

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Yup. She’s sparkly all right. Especially in the shimmering moon light as the moon light glistens on toad stools wet by the moist air that waifs all over the place in the Forrest glen.

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:31 AM

lol.

Um.

K.

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Niel young by Al Dimeola? Yeah

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Sorry. Need to find better quality audio.

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:34 AM

I don’t understand. The idea is that the government will go back to buying milk according to the old rules and that will drive the price back up, isn’t it?

There was no clean explanation and the USDA isn’t my gig.

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:24 AM

You do understand.

(Some) people on the thread thought that if nothing happens before Jan 1, then government is out of the milk business. They were saying things like “Good! About time we end the subsidies for milk producers, filthy moochers!” when really it is exactly what you say.

We should be pushing for a repeal of the old law and let market forces decide.

cptacek on December 29, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Wait … a … minute. Sparkplug, you didn’t summon me. How did you summon me?

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Well I was trying to summon Scrumpy and I must have pointed my tin-foil beanie in the wrong direction and the static electricity must have caused a glitch in the matrix.

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:35 AM

“Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”~Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788. [Emphasis added.]

Wikipedia:

Tench Coxe (May 22, 1755 – July 17, 1824) was an American political economist and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789.

Coxe also wrote, “As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:35 AM

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:31 AM

LOL! Was that you I saw dancing with the nymphs by the forest pool?

The water glimmered green, reflecting on the forest pool. Soft laughter echoed among the trees, and the earth smelled of rich, green, tender shoots.

That WAS you, wasn’t it, Spark!

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Have to get back to bed. Here’s a Hawkdriver favorite from my country side.

Probably the best mix of Electric and Steel Guitar of any tune I know. (Love the steel guitar)

MTB

I’ve posted it before on QOTD. But just traveling back from TN listening to it, it occured to me the US has lost that frontier spirit and toughness. I mean, if your employers doesn’t buy you a contraceptive device or abortion, I guess we’re to stupid to not make babies. Descended from the same stock that rode Conestogas across the wilderness.

Support Hobby Lobby. Only place I shop for art supplies unless it’s a special item.

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Yup. She’s sparkly all right. Especially in the shimmering moon light as the moon light glistens on toad stools wet by the moist air that waifs all over the place in the Forrest glen.

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:31 AM

Sean Penn, is that you?

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:37 AM

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:34 AM

I got the gist of it.. and I remember the tune, too. It’s a great piece. We can’t be responsible for the quality of these you tube posts, sometimes.

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:37 AM

waif
/wāf/
Noun

A homeless and helpless person, esp. a neglected or abandoned child: “various waifs and strays”.
An abandoned pet animal.

waft
/wäft/
Verb
Pass or cause to pass easily or gently through or as if through the air: “the smell of stale fat wafted out from the restaurant”.
Noun
A gentle movement of air.
Synonyms
verb. float
noun. whiff – breath – puff

Just sayin’.

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:38 AM

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Sean Penn would only say something like that about HUGO CHAVEZ. Never a woman. :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:38 AM

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Excellent tune.. and great video, too. Thanks. :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:40 AM

I need to step outside for a while.

Pretty cool having Hawk peek into the night shift. :)

Will probably miss the shift change. Night, night crew!

Great seeing you, Jack. :)

We should be pushing for a repeal of the old law and let market forces decide.

cptacek on December 29, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Ah, K. :) Thanks.

That WAS you, wasn’t it, Spark!

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:36 AM

I’m guessing that Spark doesn’t smell like a tender shoot. :) It’s possible. I wouldn’t know. I’ve always imagined chili.

Support Hobby Lobby. Only place I shop for art supplies unless it’s a special item.

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Sleep well, Hawk.

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:42 AM

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:25 AM

LOL! Yes… but there’s no need. I like you just as you are, just because you are. :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:42 AM

My Love Come Rolling Down

novaculus on December 29, 2012 at 2:42 AM

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Yup. I was trying to say that but as per usual my words got in the way of painting a picture of flora and fauna glistening in the moon light; especially the dampened nymphs that were all shiny from mists that cascaded up the mountain side. I threw in a mountain at the last minute before the pain dried.

But your version was more artful and poetic since you are a writer and I’m just a summoner.

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:42 AM

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Classic! Thanks!

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:43 AM

Axe on December 29, 2012 at 2:42 AM

LOL! You made me laugh! :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:43 AM

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:42 AM

Writing IS conjuring and summoning. Slow down, take your time. You’ll get the hang of it! LOL!

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:44 AM

Hawkdriver made me play it.

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:45 AM

paint dried, not pain dried.

FYI, I smell like a tender shoot of herbalness.

SparkPlug on December 29, 2012 at 2:46 AM

I ain’t never been with a woman long enough
For my boots to get old
We’ve been together so long now
They both need resoled

Marshall Tucker is also the source of my most embarrassing “those aren’t the lyrics” episode.

My brother Dan fixed me up with a very pretty young lady coming back from Hawaii on leave. We were at a Pizza Hut and I was singing along with the MTB’s “Heard It In A Love Song. Only, I was singing “Purty Lil Love Song”. She led me to the Juke Box and pointed at the song card.

“Oh”, I said.

Nite all.

hawkdriver on December 29, 2012 at 2:50 AM

novaculus on December 29, 2012 at 2:42 AM

You’re remarkable, Nova. I wish we could get our collections together in one room…for about… oh, a year… and sit there and listen to the tunes and share a drink… or several…and talk music. LOL!

You know, all that tune needed was a little sporadic laughter in the background… and someone saying ‘ere… ‘ere, man.. and it would have been an audio snapshot from the past! LOL!

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Goodnight, Hawkdriver! It’s happened to us all at some point! LOL! Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:53 AM

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Inspiration is a wonderful thing! Look at the great tune Hawkdriver inspired you to play!:)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Hawkdriver, “There’s a bathroom on the right.”

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 2:55 AM

As The Years Go Passing – Moore

I was having such fun talking to you that time slipped away from me…again. :)

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:57 AM

Love the smooth guitar by Eddie in this one.

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Good Night Jackie. The pleasure was mine.

KCB on December 29, 2012 at 3:01 AM

thatsafactjack on December 29, 2012 at 2:51 AM

It would be fun, wouldn’t it? I think we might go through more than one bottle of bourbon in the process.

Your tastes are broader than mine, I think, and you are familiar with more music. But I do know some obscure stuff that is pretty good.

Anyway, we can keep on trading samples here. Good night.

Let Them Talk

novaculus on December 29, 2012 at 3:07 AM

“Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.”~Richard Henry Lee

Wikipedia:

Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies’ independence from Great Britain. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and his famous resolution of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee signed. He also served a one-year term as the President of the Continental Congress, and was a U.S. Senator from Virginia from 1789 to 1792, serving during part of that time as one of the first Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate.

davidk on December 29, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Barack Obama is the first Asian Kenyan half white narcissist to force my support of eugenics. That’s historic. Put him on a dollar bill and give it a cameo in the remake of Total Recall.

Slade73 on December 29, 2012 at 4:26 AM

Barack Obama is the first Asian Kenyan half white narcissist to force my support of eugenics. That’s historic. Put him on a dollar bill and give it a cameo in the remake of Total Recall.

Slade73 on December 29, 2012 at 4:26 AM

How about we just put him in an orange jumpsuit, convict him of treason and being ineligible to hold the office of POTUS and deport him back to Indonesia or Kenya?

SWalker on December 29, 2012 at 5:43 AM

I wouldn’t subject the canine citizens of Indonesia to his return. Plus it’s too late – Obama’s on the Total Recall 50 dollar bill. Even though it MAKES NO SENSE!! in the d@mn movie.

I guess I’m holding Hollywood to a pretty high standard though.

Slade73 on December 29, 2012 at 5:52 AM

If only our members of congress had the kind of backbone and principles this family has.

logman1 on December 29, 2012 at 5:58 AM

Obama’s the first illiterate President of the Hahvahhhd Law Review

That’s Affirmative Action. That’s progress.

Slade73 on December 29, 2012 at 6:26 AM

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