Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on January 1, 2013 by Allahpundit

House Speaker John A. Boehner kicked off the 112th Congress by saying Americans are ready for an adult conversation on spending and deficits.

Two years later, that broader conversation has yet to happen, either in the country or in the halls of Congress, where lawmakers were poised Monday to once again nibble at the deficit but shy away from fundamental reforms…

“Instead of having a president who runs around saying we’re going to stick it to rich people, what we really need are honest people to go around the country and say to people, ‘If you are working class or you are retired, the government is stealing from you,’” the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor. “Why do prices go up? Because we run a deficit up here giving you free stuff, we print up money to pay for it, and that steals value from what you have.”

***

The “fiscal cliff” is a massive failure of presidential leadership. The tedious and technical negotiations are but a subplot in a larger drama. Government can no longer fulfill all the promises it has made to various constituencies. Some promises will be reduced or disavowed. Which ones? Why? Only the president can pose these questions in a way that starts a national conversation over the choices to be made, but doing so requires the president to tell people things they don’t want to hear. That’s his job: to help Americans face unavoidable, if unpleasant, realities. Barack Obama has refused to play this role

Until Obama conspicuously and consistently acknowledges these realities in straightforward and unmistakable language — something he hasn’t done and shows no signs of doing — he cannot be said to be dealing honestly with the budget or with the American people. The main reason that we keep having these destructive and inconclusive budget confrontations is not simply that many Republicans have been intransigent on taxes. The larger cause is that Obama refuses to concede that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are driving future spending and deficits. So when Republicans make concessions on taxes (as they have), they get little in return. Naturally, this poisons the negotiating climate…

Unfortunately, much of the media have accepted the Obama narrative that it’s only Republican rigidity that frustrates negotiations and leads to deadlock. This means, of course, that there’s even less incentive for Obama and congressional Democrats to engage in genuine bargaining.

***

[W]e have crossed the Rubicon of political reality. The president holds a cheerleading session to ridicule Congress, not one plan offered makes even the smallest dent in our economic disaster, cynical political ploys by Harry Reid torpedo possible agreements — all these petty politicians fiddle while America burns. And then, we’re supposed to believe that a last-second deal responsibly solves the problem from a bunch of bickerers who had months (years, really) to tackle the issue?

Our crisis is political, not economic. Politics is ultimately a moral exercise, no matter what it deals with. Leaders are stewards of our social patrimony. What we see in Washington today is not gridlock. It is collapse. It is the final triumph of political theater over political reality, of ignorance over reasoned governing, of self-interest over principle. A $12 trillion economy and 230-plus-year history can survive a great deal of abuse and neglect. But history proves no state is immune from the self-inflicted idiocy of its leaders or people. Just how long we will survive in this state is now a proposition fully engaged. It is the great social experiment of the 21st century.

***

None of the deals proposed to save us from falling off the mythical cliff would make even a tiny dent in our on-going trillion dollar deficits, which is what this exercise was supposed to be all about. The final battle has now been postponed until February or March, when we hit the debt ceiling.

Republicans hope to get spending cuts from the president in return for agreeing to an increase in the debt ceiling, and the president plans to force Republicans to accept tax increases so that in the absence of spending cuts the ceiling will not be pierced. All of which means a continuation of the uncertainty that has become part of the new normal, which has big business sitting on its piles of cash, and small businesses wondering whether they dare take on new employees. The private sector will have to overcome substantial political headwinds to produce a meaningful growth rate in 2013.

Of course, in the end the enemy is us: We elect and reelect the vast majority of those who are presiding over this policy mess. It is as if the Jets decide to keep the current coaching staff and player roster after their woeful performance this season; as if Wizards fans find ways to express overwhelming satisfaction with the current cast of characters that represent them at the Verizon Center; as if we come to agree with many Europeans who regard Jimmy Carter as the most distinguished former president, and demand his return to political life.

***

Ultimately, we should blame the American voters. The average Medicare couple pays $109,000 into the program and gets $343,000 in benefits out, according to the Urban Institute. This is $234,000 in free money. Many voters have decided they like spending a lot on themselves and pushing costs onto their children and grandchildren. They have decided they like borrowing up to $1 trillion a year for tax credits, disability payments, defense contracts and the rest. They have found that the original Keynesian rationale for these deficits provides a perfect cover for permanent deficit-living. They have made it clear that they will destroy any politician who tries to stop them from cost-shifting in this way.

Most members of Congress are responding efficiently to the popular will. A large number of reactionary Democrats reject any measure to touch Medicare or other entitlement programs. A large number of impotent Republicans talk about reducing the debt, but are incapable of forging a deal that balances tax increases with spending cuts.

The events of the past few weeks demonstrate that these political pressures overwhelm the few realists looking for a more ambitious bargain. The country either doesn’t know or doesn’t care about the burdens we are placing on our children. No coalition of leaders has successfully confronted the voters, and made them heedful of the ruin they are bringing upon the nation.

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You can blame the spineless politicians all you like, and I will happily blame them right along with you. But the fact is, this giant pile of irresponsible debt is what this increasingly soulless and immoral country wants. The longer we do this, the more we are wrecking our children’s futures. And tra la la, nobody seems to care. We’re going to “get the millionaires who are doing pretty well to do a little more,” to use the Huckster in Chief’s well worn phrase, and meanwhile the do-nothings who contribute zero to our society get to keep sucking on the socialist teat. And this is what we want, as a country. This is what we voted for

Our children’s futures are wasting away in front of our eyes, and nobody gives a damn, as long as we can keep injecting those sweet, sweet government benefits into our bloodstream. Just close your eyes and feel the calm wash over you, and try not to think about the small child gasping for air at your feet.

Ahhhh. Doesn’t it feel good, folks?


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Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:10 AM

A 100% disability should get you an SSI check.

I’m going to talk to a doctor about seeing if I can get some SSI to supplement my social security.
The doc started his career as a Special Forces medic – so there might be that “band of brothers” thing going for me there. ;-)

Solaratov on January 2, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Otay,with all this gun talk,I’m getting
horned up,so,its off to play Black Ops PS3!

Nite Everyone,…hello Dire,Night Straits——-:)

canopfor on January 2, 2013 at 12:25 AM

canopfor on January 2, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Good night good friend from the frozen north!!

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:26 AM

bishopped page 7 lol… muahhhhh!!

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Have a good night EG & canopfor

22044 on January 2, 2013 at 12:27 AM

davidk on January 2, 2013 at 12:14 AM

yeah…there was a local “news” anchor burbling about how wonderful this was last night…even had a clip from the consumer reports people about how Wonderful this is…you see…this is Wonderful News..what the State has Given US.

so happy…so stupid…so fascist

but, let me just say…that Fred Upton is still around…and the Party of Stupid waved their hands and passed some moron bill…that did what exactly?

and i’m sure that a large chunk of the low info voters have no clue. Then they’ll shriek that they need more money for their light bulbs…maybe another Obama.card just for light bulbs.

(oops…i do hope that no leftist is reading this…thinkprogress will put that on its lists next year…the Light Bulb Crisis)

r keller on January 2, 2013 at 12:28 AM

I have invented a coating that nothing will stick to. It won’t even stick to a frying pan so I’m not sure what it is good for.

SparkPlug on January 2, 2013 at 12:29 AM

kim roy on January 2, 2013 at 12:23 AM

No, I’m directing it to those who brung Obama. It wasn’t just his leftist telephone-lady moochers and union thugs and his shi*t-consuming media.

Those squishes from the right, the Paulites and etc…can all enjoy his scrooming.

The charlatanic thug deserves all his orgasms. The Drudge picture of him is perfect. He is the Rapist and Molester in Chief. His minions deserve the painfull rapes. May they all scream into oblivion, they and theirs, from all sides.

Krauthammer – the cliff deal is a surrender. It is indeed.

See gopher girl – it can be done with or without the Gd.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:29 AM

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

Pink Floyd Sheep…

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Scrumpy is unstoppable. (:

SparkPlug on January 2, 2013 at 12:29 AM

SparkPlug on January 2, 2013 at 12:29 AM

You are too kind sparky :-)

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:30 AM

The Illinois State Rifle Association reports that Cullerton’s bill will ban pump action shotguns, semiautomatic pistols and rifles, and even antiques rifles like the M-1 Garand, the rifle used by U.S. troops in World War II. The M-1 Garand has only an 8-round, clip-fed ammunition system, yet Cullerton wants to label it as an “assault weapon.”

According to the source, the bill would not include any grandfathering and would require Illinois gun owners to turn in their guns to the Illinois State Police, where the weapons will be destroyed.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/01/Illinois-Set-to-Ramp-Up-Extreme-Gun-Banning-Law

davidk on January 2, 2013 at 12:31 AM

See gopher girl – it can be done with or without the Gd.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:29 AM

lol

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Go to Hell Boehner and McConnell.

You were all snookered by a charlatanic narcissistic fool who has never produced anything in all his life and lives off of his minions. The parasites have no clue that he’ll chop their heads off soon.

Too bad that you punish and subjugate the innocent children of the land.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:32 AM

SparkPlug on January 2, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Oh oh I know!! use it on the moochers and leeches!! they won’t stick to us!!

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Now what?

C i v i l W a r?

Scrumpy on January 1, 2013 at 11:48 PM

.
Keep that under your hat..

Electrongod on January 1, 2013 at 11:49 PM

.
We’re ALL “keeping it under our hat.”

listens2glenn on January 2, 2013 at 12:33 AM

lol

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Heh, you smirked too soon. See 12:32 :)

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Well Scrump, I responded to your kind compliment with a thank-you, but apparently something sent it into moderation. Scared to say more. :)

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 12:34 AM

davidk on January 2, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Hah, on Jan. 1 they had 13 killed. Heh, indeed.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Buck Foehner in the 21st Century.

cane_loader on January 2, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Now what?

C i v i l W a r?

Scrumpy on January 1, 2013 at 11:48 PM

.
Keep that under your hat..

Electrongod on January 1, 2013 at 11:49 PM

.
We’re ALL “keeping it under our hat.”

listens2glenn on January 2, 2013 at 12:33 AM

If there is one, I’ll have to sit it out, all my guns were stolen.

davidk on January 2, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Our children’s futures are wasting away in front of our eyes, and nobody gives a damn, as long as we can keep injecting those sweet, sweet government benefits into our bloodstream. Just close your eyes and feel the calm wash over you, and try not to think about the small child gasping for air at your feet.

Ahhhh. Doesn’t it feel good, folks?

From the quote AP provided.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Well darn those moderators! lol couldn’t have been that bad for sure!

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Any yous need light bulbs and things. It happens. Sometimes a person just needs light bulbs and things. It doesn’t mean a person is bad or anything. But, you know, light bulbs and things is hard to come by now days. Like, I don’t have any light bulbs, or anything like that. But maybe I know someone who does or something. I’m not sure. How can I know? But maybe I can think of someones or something, if I need to. Maybe I know someones that has light bulbs and things to sell to people who needs them.

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 12:40 AM

If there is one, I’ll have to sit it out, all my guns were stolen.

davidk on January 2, 2013 at 12:37 AM

This is a serious warning – if you are asked in any hospital or clinic if you own guns, always say NO. If you answer any other way they’ll get you, sooner or later. Obamacare was not put in place to treat people better or cheaper. Both names are a charade.

It was put in place for people control.

Also, never give them your finger prints. They want to have those instead of checking you in with your driver’s lic. Don’t let them build e-bases of any kind.

Yes, I know the electronic records will be mandated by 2016. By then there might not be a free land. Worry about this week, and one at a time. This is a darn serious warning.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Happy New Year..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Happy New Year..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM

What’s happy about it?

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM

davidk on January 2, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Don’t own one, yet… thinking on it tho… that or Sparkys non stick non stick stuff, or getting me some pistol shrimps.

Or placing Bmores’ whirly-gig things all around and cut ‘em to shreds buahhhhhh after I have sharpened the edges ;-)

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Happy new Year to you too!!

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Indeed, and toilet paper.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Can’t and won’t worry about it…

One of my Dr’s is fighting O’care and the other has complied hook line and sinker…

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Happy New Year..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM

What’s happy about it?

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Progtards payroll taxes are going up by 2% due to their determination to sock it to the “evil rich” for less than 8 days’ of Federal government funding.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Indeed, and toilet paper.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Indeed. I can poop in the dark, but …

davidk on January 2, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Of course you CAN. If they give you a questionnaire with that question, you answer NO.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:48 AM

cane_loader on January 2, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Interesting tidbit!

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 12:45 AM

I can be schadenfreudig for a lot of things, about their stupidity a million times a day. If they’d be smart they wouldn’t be plankton.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Oh absolutely! No-one has asked for my fingerprint either, yet.

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Happy New Year..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM

What’s happy about it?

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Progtards payroll taxes are going up by 2% due to their determination to sock it to the “evil rich” for less than 8 days’ of Federal government funding.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 12:45 AM

WOO HOO!

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 12:51 AM

*Heh. I totally warned you Dire. :)

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Progtards payroll taxes are going up by 2% due to their determination to sock it to the “evil rich” for less than 8 days’ of Federal government funding.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Funny thing is, and they don’t grasp this, the rich never pay more. That’s why they are rich. They just up the prices of their goods/services, or go elsewhere, where they’re not treated like criminals for producing something.

If stupidity would hurt you’d need ear plugs 24/7 and the kid’s hair would fall out.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:51 AM

What’s happy about it?

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Another New Year that we are living and breathing..That is about as good as it gets..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 12:52 AM

This has been a great evening spent swapping words with all you good folk here…

God Bless and take care!

Sleep good and mind the bedbugs don’t bite ;-)

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Happy New Year!!

Let us all make the best of it for family and friends!!

We march on :-)

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:54 AM

*Heh. I totally warned you Dire. :)

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 12:51 AM

I See..Lucas tried to warn me in the Star Wars movies..I ignored him..Maybe I should not have..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 12:54 AM

**POOF**

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:54 AM

**POOF**

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Night Scrump! :)

Another New Year that we are living and breathing..That is about as good as it gets..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 12:52 AM

A bottle of my best cheap port for that fellow in the fedora. :)

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Howdy Dire
happy new year…….I hope……;)

angrymike on January 2, 2013 at 1:00 AM

What’s happy about it?

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Schadenfreude is still dispensing wit and wisdom in the HotAir comments section … ;-)

ShainS on January 2, 2013 at 1:01 AM

happy new year…….I hope……;)

angrymike on January 2, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Happy New Year to you and yours..Good to see yoiu..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:52 AM

G’nite, Scrumpy. Sleep well. And dream of better days to come.

Solaratov on January 2, 2013 at 1:03 AM

No-one has asked for my fingerprint either, yet.

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 12:50 AM

They will. Just say “No, thanks. I’ll show you my driver’s lic. every time I check in”.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:06 AM

ShainS on January 2, 2013 at 1:01 AM

And I don’t even pay you, good one :)

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:06 AM

And you Dire, I had to step back after that election, I didn’t want to get banned……;)

angrymike on January 2, 2013 at 1:07 AM

That’s exactly the attitude of everyone who’s so worried about this “compromise” passing. Own it folks. You’re afraid of your cushy lifestyles being interrupted. Afraid you might lose your own precious job – so you’ll sell your soul to GOP Ayatollahs who sell your children out to Dimmocrits.

Own it folks. If you aren’t willing to accept the pain now – if you aren’t willing to say … NOT A PENNY MORE! Then you’re a part of the problem and not part of the solution.

HondaV65 on January 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM

You’re totally right, Honda! All the people who shrug and keep voting for these corrupt bastards and pretend like there’s nothing they can do about it, like they’re not part of the problem, are in fact the problem.

I think I’m going to be sick. I agree with Brooks.

kim roy on January 1, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I’m not a bit surprised that you do.

FOAD.

kim roy on January 1, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Oh, I’m sorry, I mistook you for a serious person….

FloatingRock on January 2, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Another New Year that we are living and breathing..That is about as good as it gets..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 12:52 AM

…the alternative is waking up dead :)

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:08 AM

happy new year…….I hope……;)

angrymike on January 2, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Happy New Year to you and yours..Good to see you..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Well I’m out all, ill probably *see* most of you guys, and ladies, in the evening. Night all

*poof*…..lol

angrymike on January 2, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Kim Roy is one of Romney’s online thugs.

FloatingRock on January 2, 2013 at 1:09 AM

…the alternative is waking up dead :)

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:08 AM

True enough..But we haven’t “bought the farm” yet friend..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:10 AM

angrymike on January 2, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Sparky-like tip about banning – you can walk, even dance on the rope, just don’t jump into the cliff.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:12 AM

And you Dire, I had to step back after that election, I didn’t want to get banned……;)

angrymike on January 2, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I understand..Most eveyone had trouble “swallowing that medicine” to say the least..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:12 AM

But we haven’t “bought the farm” yet friend..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:10 AM

No, but the land has.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Interesting conversation about a Representative Republic that doesn’t exist anymore…

… How are those ratings for American Idol?

Look to the Spring 2013 for the $Dollar to collapse…

… Enjoy!

Seven Percent Solution on January 2, 2013 at 1:12 AM

*poof*…..lol

angrymike on January 2, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Night Mike.

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Has anyone seen the movie The Skulls??..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:13 AM

True enough.. ..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Not true…no one wakes up dead.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Not true…no one wakes up dead.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Good point..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Toast. MT @rebeccagberg Paul Ryan on why he voted for the deal: “When you like something, you vote for it. …I wasn’t afraid.”

TxAnn56

Not surprising at all. Didn’t need to see this tweet to know that. Told illinidiva earlier tonight before seeing this response that this is exactly why Ryan voted for it. He votes for these crap sandwiches because he’s ok with them.

xblade on January 2, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Has anyone seen the movie The Skulls??..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Nope but I heard it had a very thick clot line.

SparkPlug on January 2, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 12:29 AM

.
Schad’, that comment was # 666. (trembling in fear)

listens2glenn on January 2, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Be Careful With A Fool – Winter

thatsafactjack on January 2, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Good night, all. See you tomorrow…
Once more, into the breach……

;)

Solaratov on January 2, 2013 at 1:26 AM

You’re totally right, Honda! All the people who shrug and keep voting for these corrupt bastards and pretend like there’s nothing they can do about it, like they’re not part of the problem, are in fact the problem.

FloatingRock on January 2, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I don’t understand. Which corrupt bastards do you think they should vote for? Or do you think your chosen bastards are special and not corrupt?

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Solaratov on January 2, 2013 at 1:26 AM

.
G’nite, Solar’.

listens2glenn on January 2, 2013 at 1:30 AM

thatsafactjack on January 2, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Moon Sonata

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Once more, into the breach……

;)

Solaratov on January 2, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Night! . . . Not going to mention the next line has to do with filling it with our dead — heh.

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Toast. MT @rebeccagberg Paul Ryan on why he voted for the deal: “When you like something, you vote for it. …I wasn’t afraid.”

TxAnn56

Ryan has always been an awful POS. His budget was a total joke and he has consistently cast some of the worst votes in history. He was also enough of a worm to run for his Congressional seat while being on the ticket for the White House. I didn’t say anything during the campaign, since that wouldn’t have helped anything, but only a total POS would pull something like that.

At least we aren’t going to have to hear anything about Paul Ryan anymore. Good riddance to that dipsh!t.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 2, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Fools Rush In

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Good evening, Axe. I, too, should very much like to hear of these uncorrupted bastards for whom we should vote. :)

thatsafactjack on January 2, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Be Careful With A Fool – Winter

thatsafactjack on January 2, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Evening, Jackie. :)

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Good evening, Schadenfreude! What a lovely piece of music. How are you this evening? I hope you had a wonderful New Years. :)

thatsafactjack on January 2, 2013 at 1:33 AM

You guys are all effing around worried about the best deal that brave men like Boneya and McGobble were able to work out and seemingly unconcerned about Hillary’s hospital stay.
Her spokesman said her condition could have been life threatening. Like when she was going through the Chicago stockyards researching cattle futures or doing a spiral into Tuzla after the planes’s CG moved when she got up to queef.
I’m thinking the only thing life threatening to her involves garlic, stakes, maybe silver bullets or a Johnson rod.

Sorry, I’m done for the night. Just too great a day. ;)

arnold ziffel on January 2, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Hi Jackie – best part of the evening – watching the Vienna New Year’s concert.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Too late. Anyone who recognizes the line, was already thinking of the next one. What is needed at the moment is a leader who can give that speech (so to speak) and lead the charge.

INC on January 2, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Just Between You And Me And The Wall…You’re A Fool – Amazing Rhythm Aces

The GOP has betrayed us… a good friend warned us all… and it’s come to pass.

thatsafactjack on January 2, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Another New Year that we are living and breathing..That is about as good as it gets..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 12:52 AM

…the alternative is waking up dead :)

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:08 AM

True enough.. ..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Not true…no one wakes up dead.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Not true…no one wakes up dead.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Good point..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Oh boulder puckey, I tried it once. Was damned boring, let me tell you.

SWalker on January 2, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Sorry, I’m done for the night. Just too great a day. ;)

arnold ziffel on January 2, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Or do you think your chosen bastards are special and not corrupt?

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Bingo….

SWalker on January 2, 2013 at 1:38 AM

The dollar fell a lot and Asian stocks hit a high.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Moon Sonata

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:30 AM

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My maternal grandmother’s favorite.

She could play it somewhat decently, herself.

listens2glenn on January 2, 2013 at 1:38 AM

thatsafactjack on January 2, 2013 at 1:36 AM

xoxoxox

I can be Scrumpy’s pet until she get her own pooch.

SparkPlug on January 2, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:34 AM

I’m envious! It must have been remarkably beautiful.

Although, I confess, I had a wonderful time entertaining my friends. So I guess I can’t complain! :)

thatsafactjack on January 2, 2013 at 1:38 AM

SparkPlug on January 2, 2013 at 1:38 AM

A big New Year’s kiss for you, too, Spark! :) Do you think Scrumpy will still let you come dance in the forest glade?

thatsafactjack on January 2, 2013 at 1:40 AM

What Boehner should have said to Harry Reid’s bill “Harry, just like you say, it’s dead on arrival”.

I hope Boehner loses his speakership, the wimpy azzhole.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Oh boulder puckey, I tried it once. Was damned boring, let me tell you.

SWalker on January 2, 2013 at 1:36 AM

lolz..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 2, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Although, I confess, I had a wonderful time entertaining my friends. So I guess I can’t complain! :)

thatsafactjack on January 2, 2013 at 1:38 AM

I said party. Spark, I called it. :)

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 1:41 AM

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