Quotes of the day

posted at 10:31 pm on January 2, 2013 by Allahpundit

It’s the deficit-reduction package that doesn’t reduce the deficit. It’s the debt-ceiling deal that doesn’t touch the debt ceiling (and doesn’t cut debt). It’s the long-term entitlement negotiation that—after nearly three years of wheedling—does not delay, let alone stave off, a Baby Boomer retirement bomb currently on pace to swallow half of federal outlays by 2030.

Say this for the fiscal cliff-avoidance bill that passed on New Year’s Day—it is a near-perfect expression of Washington’s grotesque devolution since Bill Clinton left office. Not only have a succession of Republican and Democratic presidents and congresses combined to jack up spending from $1.8 trillion in Clinton’s last year (a bit more than $2.3 trillion in today’s dollars) to a baseline level of $3.6 trillion and above, but the process for arriving at these hideous figures has degenerated into a series of endless, man-made, deadline negotiations in lieu of actual budgeting…

It’s hard to remember now, but one of the president’s biggest and most effective selling propositions in 2008 was that he and the world-weary Democratic majority would finally bring some adult supervision to a Republican-led budgetary process that took to heart then-Vice President Dick Cheney’s maxim that “deficits don’t matter.” “We will maintain fiscal responsibility, so that we do not mortgage our children’s future on a mountain of debt,” the 2008 Democratic Party Platform promised. The president’s first budget was actually titled A New Era of Fiscal Responsibility.

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“If this is how we end the 112th Congress, it will disappoint every member of the class,” said freshman Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., as he munched on Cheetos and walking alone after a GOP conference meeting on Tuesday. “This is exactly what we came to change, problems like this.… We came here to make big bold changes, and at the end of the day, for whatever reason, we frittered away most of the energy that sent us to here in 2010.”…

“It’s going to be awful,” Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., said about coming to grips with the reality that the GOP couldn’t stop the tax increases. “There’s no easy way out of this, no pleasant way out of this, but how else are we going to learn from our mistakes? One of our mistakes was entering into sequestration. We gave a $1.2 trillion debt-ceiling increase for $1.2 trillion in cuts, and we aren’t even getting those cuts.”

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The worst part of the fiscal cliff deal isn’t the specifics — though they do stink. It’s being reminded again how utterly detached Washington is from reality.

The question, now that we’ve finally hiked taxes on the rich (and doesn’t everyone feel better knowing that life is that much fairer?), is: How are we going to continue paying for the government we’ve been promised? As it turns out, raising tax rates on the “wealthy,” the most pressing issue of the Obama Age, amounts to a mere $62 billion of new revenue a year…

How can we expect any useful policy to emerge from manufactured crisis, anyway? Nearly every decision made during Obama’s presidency has been conducted under the canopy of catastrophe. The result is hastily assembled legislation that is larded up with goodies. It’s no accident.

And a newly elected Congress will be immediately submerged into another round of “negotiations,” this time centered on the debt ceiling (which we’ve already hit). Failure to surrender to the president’s demands allows the media to portray Republicans as the ones pushing the nation into default/over cliffs/etc. Low-information voters will soon be informed by Democrats that the debt ceiling, rather than debt, is the villain.

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Unfortunately, Obama has been playing a waiting game on fiscal issues ever since he became president. He didn’t formulate a plan for long-term solvency partly because he didn’t want to give up the political weapon of Social Security before the 2012 election; he didn’t fully embrace the Simpson-Bowles deficit-reduction plan for the same reason. “Too early,” said his aides. He didn’t talk honestly about the deficit problem during the campaign, either. And although Obama finally offered in last month’s discussions with Boehner to revise the cost-of-living adjustment to Social Security, he retreated after the Plan B debacle.

Let’s assume it was tactically smart for Obama to play politics with the deficit issue through the campaign. Having won, Obama should quickly have taken the high ground and urged the fiscal reforms that every thoughtful member of his team knows are necessary. Instead, he chose the small-bore approach of continuing to focus almost entirely on his campaign pledge that tax rates had to go up for the wealthiest Americans. Okay, he got that. Now what?

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The president did sign a bill yesterday that prevented one middle-class tax hike — the expiration of the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans — but he makes no mention of the fact that he did absolutely nothing to block the expiration of the payroll-tax holiday, a tax increase on almost 100 percent of Americans (excepting the small number of state- and local-government employees who are enrolled in a different retirement system). And while it doesn’t amount to $2,000 an American, the mean tax increase for the 77 percent of Americans whose overall taxes will be higher than they were in 2012 isn’t far off, adding up to $1,635. Eighty-one percent of the middle quintile of Americans will see their total tax bills rise.

At no point, even when his administration laid out a risible set of demands, everything they wanted from Congress, did the president try to extend the payroll-tax cut. From the very beginning, he knew he was going to sign a policy that would let a tax increase occur for almost all Americans, and today, celebrating having made “the rich pay their fair share,” he simply pretends otherwise. I (and the editors of National Review) happen to agree with the president that “the last thing middle-class families could afford now would be to pay upwards of $2,000 more in taxes this year” — it’s too bad he’s letting almost exactly that happen.

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1. Does Obama and the Democrats’ extension of the Bush income tax rates for 99 percent of taxpayers represent an upper limit on federal revenue? We live in an era of trillion-dollar deficits and hollow insistence that spending isn’t the problem (indeed, barely a day can go by without Paul Krugman or someone like him bleating that the real problem is government spends too little). Now that Obama has ratified a revenue plan, is that the upper limit of income we can reasonably expect the feds to live within? If the GOP can’t make that case, they are even sadder than they look.

2. Will spending finally be a front-burner issue? There is no reason to think that stimulus – or massive government-spending more generally – works to “jump-start” an economy. Indeed, there are many reasons to acknowledge that the opposite is more likely to be true. Now is exactly the moment to be discussing serious year-over-year cuts in spending. Obama is still pushing the line that he believes in a “balanced approach” to budgeting. Late last year, he defined that as $2.50 in spending cuts for every $1 in new tax revenue. While that ratio is certainly too small (Canada reduced its debt-to-GDP ratio and goosed its economy in the 1990s by cutting $6-$7 for every $1 in revenue), it represents a starting bid in a process that could lead to a smaller government and a bigger economy. If Republicans insist that defense spending not be cut (they’ve flipped out over minor trims to a year or two of defense reductions), they have already lost not just this battle but every fight they’ll be in until they disband as a party. Nor is it any good to say that all cuts will come from poverty programs (however ineffective, inefficient, and counterproductive some of them may be) or from entitlement spending circa 2020 or later.

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Deficit spending once was largely for investments — building infrastructure, winning wars — which benefited future generations, so government borrowing appropriately shared the burden with those generations. Now, however, continuous borrowing burdens future generations in order to finance current consumption. Today’s policy, says DeMuth, erases “the distinction between investing for the future and borrowing from the future.”…

This state cannot be funded by taxing “the rich.” Or even by higher income taxes on the middle class. Income taxes cannot fund the government liberals want, and they dare not seek the consumption and energy taxes their entitlement architecture requires. Hence, although Republicans are complicit, Democrats are ardent in embracing decadent democracy. This consists not just of infantilism — refusing to will the means for the ends one has willed — but also of willing an immoral means: conscripting the wealth of future generations.

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American government has achieved many fine things over the last 60 years or so. It won a world war, reordered the global system, put a man on the moon, and created the Internet. But it has also continued to grow like a giant tumor, especially since World War II. A 2006 study by the Federal Reserve of St. Louis showed only small growth from 1792 until World War II (with a spike during WWI), but then a relentless steady rise since a brief fall-off in war spending in the late 1940s. By 2004, the federal government was spending $7,100 per capita, nearly 55 times more than was spent per capita in the 1910s, the Fed said.

This has had paralyzing effects. The late University of Maryland economist Mancur Olson once described how the accumulation of vested interest groups and bureaucracies in free societies causes a kind of sclerosis. Over decades the system becomes harder to reform; new ideas and a new consensus have more difficulty gaining a foothold. We saw this phenomenon unfold in both the areas of financial reform after the 2008 subprime mortgage disaster and in national security after 9/11. In both cases, the U.S. government probably responded less nimbly now than it did in previous eras because of the accumulation of vested-interest groups…

Sorry, but I think the drama is far from over. The rebellion against the size of government is a true populist movement, and it’s not going away. The debt limit is still the biggest card the tea party has. They’re going to use it.

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Now, the real test is coming for Republicans. For too long they have pretended that they were the party of small government simply based on their unwillingness to raise tax rates. Unfortunately, they have failed to recognize that as a lawmaker you won’t qualify as a small-government advocate if you increase spending like a drunken sailor, vote for, sugar tariffs, farm subsidies, SBA loans, Export-Import Bank reauthorization, and refuse any reduction in defense spending at the end of two wars. Big government and low tax rates are an unsustainable combination that seems to always lead to bad policy outcomes.

In fact, as Milton Friedman reminded us, the long-term cost of government is better measured by spending rather than current tax rates. So with the tax issue out of the way, we will see if they are willing to fight for smaller government, and hence for spending restraints. The good news is that we won’t have long to wait. We will see if they fight to avoid sequestration or if they are willing to go forward with the reduction of spending growth that it would impose. We will see if they are willing to demand some true and credible entitlement reform in exchange for raising the debt ceiling, or better yet, for extending the CR to avoid a government shutdown.

So let the spending cuts begin!

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President Obama cut a video, distributed by his reelection, to reiterate his belief that the wealthiest Americans still aren’t paying their “fair share” of taxes and to outline a second-term agenda ranging from environmental policy to gun control…

“Obviously, there is still more to do when it comes to reducing our debt,” Obama said in the video. “And I’m willing to do more, as long as we do it in a balanced way that doesnt put all the burden on seniors or students or middle class burdens but also asks the wealthiest Americans to contribute and pay their fair share.”

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canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:06 AM

hahahahahaha you crack me up!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:09 AM

“I wonder if camel meal tea has one hump or two?”

That is the funniest line I ever heard!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Here’s one of the dumbest you’ll ever hear (I had forgotten about it until the other night. It was posted by a guy named Mark on TH many years ago and he was DEAD SERIOUS):

“Why did Christianity take such a radical turn after the birth of Christ?”

Yes, he was/is an Obamabot.

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Ouch. Axe just pwned me. Warp factor Spankage.

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:10 AM

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Spread da luv man!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Someone wrote that the other nite/day, I read it!!!

Dumb isn’t the word for that!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Evenin’ Dire :)

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Hi Scrumpy!

KCB on January 3, 2013 at 12:13 AM

– his entire comment. :) Everyone knows now, but now it’s too late.

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Axe:Lol,you could stuff a Hockler/Koch MP5-k,in that shrimp-pistol
costume,I’m thinking!:)

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:13 AM

lol. Do your friends say “Jeezus, who shit a pine tree?”

arnold ziffel on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

lol…are you psychic?

Tim_CA on January 3, 2013 at 12:13 AM

KCB on January 3, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Hiya!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Dire….

KCB on January 3, 2013 at 12:13 AM

WOW,Page#2,where rolling along now!!

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:14 AM

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Lolz. Be careful some of them are amphibious and disguise themselves as postal workers.

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Lol Dow is up 310. Unemployment on its way down. The more conservative plans (i.e. sabotage) are hindered the better off the country.

lester on January 3, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM

It was me. It is an infamous line on TH.

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:17 AM

lol…are you psychic?

Tim_CA on January 3, 2013 at 12:13 AM

nah, just psycho. I try to hide it.

arnold ziffel on January 3, 2013 at 12:17 AM

lester on January 3, 2013 at 12:16 AM

It’s temporary you idiot

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Lol Dow is up 310. Unemployment on its way down. The more conservative plans (i.e. sabotage) are hindered the better off the country.

lester on January 3, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Evening mo, hows it not hanging little fella?

arnold ziffel on January 3, 2013 at 12:18 AM

White House: President Obama has signed the ‘fiscal cliff’ bill into law – @CNBC

39 secs ago by editor
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https://twitter.com/CNBC

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Yeah!! You were in a right royal verbiagious (sp) with someone lol…

You won!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Lol Dow is up 310. Unemployment on its way down. The more conservative plans (i.e. sabotage) are hindered the better off the country.

lester on January 3, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Unemployment is down, you moron, because the work force participation rate is the lowest it has been in 3 decades.

So, Wall Street is getting richer. Meanwhile, middle class families have been clobbered under the Obama Wreckerovery. Since 2009, the middle 20% of American households have seen their average incomes drop 4%. In 2011 alone, they fell 1.7%. The poorest 20% have fared even worse under Obama. Don’t take my word for it either. Obama’s recovery has been of the top 10%, for the top 10%, and by the top 10%, according to no less than the Progressive Pygmy, Robert Reeeeeiicccch.

Whose Recovery? – March, 2012

“The top 1 percent got 45 percent of Clinton-era economic growth, and 65 percent of the economic growth during the Bush era.

According to an analysis of tax returns by Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty, the top 1 percent pocketed 93 percent of the gains in 2010. 37 percent of the gains went to the top one-tenth of one percent. No one below the richest 10 percent saw any gain at all.

In fact, most of the bottom 90 percent have lost ground. Their average adjusted gross income was $29,840 in 2010. That’s down $127 from 2009 and down $4,843 from 2000 (all adjusted for inflation).”

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:20 AM

fight!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Hey Arnie!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Heh. That unicorn has leg warmers.

Axe on January 3, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 11:52 PM

A true work of literary talent, that, Scrumpy.

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Thanks!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:23 AM

The flashing phenomenon is thought to be similar to sonoluminescence, in which bubbles that are in a liquid driven by a strong sound field emit light. The researchers have dubbed the shrimp activity shrimpoluminescence.

In sonoluminescence, the peak intensity of the emitted light is at a short wavelength. This indicates that the temperature inside the bubble is at least 10,000 degrees Kelvin (18,000 degrees Fahrenheit).

H/T: my cut and paster from Scrumps linky.

PS = PistolShrimp
SP = SparkPlug

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:24 AM

the headline reactive algos went nuts trading with each other today. hurrah hft!

tom daschle concerned on January 3, 2013 at 12:24 AM

… a “pistol shrimp” story.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Lourdes on January 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM

It’s a secret code for the GPS position of Jack’s secret forest Glenn meeting place… Shhhh You didn’t hear that from me…. o_O

SWalker on January 2, 2013 at 11:38 PM

So, if it’s “a pistol-shrimp story,” then it’s something like a word-map with arrows on it, like, a Comment Section Whiteboard?

o-o

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Hey Arnie!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Evening, scrumpilicious. Hope you are doing fine in OK. New taxes kicked in here in CA, can’t wait to pay my fair share as we have had things too easy for too long. :)

arnold ziffel on January 3, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Yeah!! You were in a right royal verbiagious (sp) with someone lol… You won!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:20 AM

I think it was Dante going on and on how High Times confirmed that Jesus used marijuana to heal people, which struck me as kind of strange since he didn’t need “magic potions” to order Lazarus to arise from the dead. Besides, I’m not sure that High Times magazine, which probably doesn’t believe ANYTHING else about the life of Jesus, is a good source to use in an attempt to prove that he used marijuana. Seems convenient to me. lol

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Heh. That unicorn has leg warmers.

Axe on January 3, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Nope. That was a duocorn that lost one of its corns.

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Canopfor,

Ground zero is good tonight!! Missing CtoC to listen to Clive on about 1913… and what happened 100 years ago and why we are where we are today…

A good historian in my book…

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:26 AM

SWalker on January 2, 2013 at 11:38 PM

So, if it’s “a pistol-shrimp story,” then it’s something like a word-map with arrows on it, like, a Comment Section Whiteboard?

o-o

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Just trying to think-inside-the-uhh… -the-comment-section…

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:26 AM

SparkPlug was once obsessed about Pistol Shrimp. He collected information on them, attempted to get himself elected their King. He even made outfits.

No one is sure exactly why.

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM

lol…wanna make sure this makes every page.

Tim_CA on January 3, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Trending on Google: Pistol Shrimp

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:26 AM

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Lolz. Be careful some of them are amphibious and disguise themselves as postal workers.

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:15 AM

SparkPlug:Sh*t,Lizard People Voters,haha!:)

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Heh. That unicorn has leg warmers.

Axe on January 3, 2013 at 12:22 AM

It’s the Jane Fonda-1980s exercise video commemorative unicorn.

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:27 AM

It’s the end.

KCB on January 3, 2013 at 12:28 AM

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Hmmmmmmmm, now I know your secret!! ;-)

Just one hot firecracker…who loves camel meal tea with two humps!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:28 AM

SparkPlug was once obsessed about Pistol Shrimp. He collected information on them, attempted to get himself elected their King. He even made outfits.

No one is sure exactly why.

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM

“…This idea sounded so nerdtastic that I just had to do it! The best part of the costume is that hidden inside the claw is a cap pistol…”

Hahahaa….

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:28 AM

I think it was Dante going on and on how High Times confirmed that Jesus used marijuana to heal people, which struck me as kind of strange since he didn’t need “magic potions” to order Lazarus to arise from the dead. Besides, I’m not sure that High Times magazine, which probably doesn’t believe ANYTHING else about the life of Jesus, is a good source to use in an attempt to prove that he used marijuana. Seems convenient to me. lol

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:25 AM

and when the lady touched his garments as he walked by to get healed and Jesus said “ma’am you don’t have to be sneaky, I’ll take care of you.” OK, that is from fractured Bible Stories but close enough.

arnold ziffel on January 3, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Lol can’t find decent leg warmers any more!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Dire, left you a note on last night’s QotD, at the end.

Schadenfreude on January 3, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Dante is a nuttah…and RWM gave her all!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Lol can’t find decent leg warmers any more!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Or toe socks.

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:31 AM

*sigh* Some people aren’t going to believe my explanation, but it was true. I’m keeper of the code. I keep the secrets. I know whither the pearls clutched, and whither the smoking blades, and whereupon the blow must not fall upon the thinning walls of the keep, dark and anxious, filled with dark and anxious thoughts.

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Sup. :)

Axe on January 3, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Oh, look out.

http://youtu.be/iZ45se_3TKA

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Well,might as well Viral away…………………..

‘No ma’am’: Letter from U.S. Marine to Dianne Feinstein goes viral
Jan 2 2013
***********

The following letter, written by U.S. Marine Joshua Boston and headlined “No ma’am.,” was posted in the CNN iReport on Dec. 27 with the included note from the producer and photo. It has struck a nerve with many and is being circulated around social media venues like Twitter and Facebook.

Senator Dianne Feinstein,

I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

We, the people, deserve better than you.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joshua Boston
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
2004-2012

http://nation.foxnews.com/dianne-feinstein/2013/01/02/no-ma-am-letter-us-marine-dianne-feinstein-goes-viral

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Oh we have toe socks!!

What we do need tho for the men folk is willie warmers (blushing)

I wonder if that is a brit thing, never seen them here lol…

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Trending on Google: Pistol Shrimp

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:26 AM

lol

Axe on January 3, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Scrumpy!

KCB on January 3, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Pistol Shrimp Gangnam Style.

LOL.

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Its the invasion of the mini pod people!! Gawd help us!!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:36 AM

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Oh God!! Do it!! Lmao…

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Ok that link that Axe found was the best ever.

I admit it.

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Obama signs $633 billion defense bill – @AP

10 mins ago by editor

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

I think it was Dante going on and on how High Times confirmed that Jesus used marijuana to heal people, which struck me as kind of strange since he didn’t need “magic potions” to order Lazarus to arise from the dead. Besides, I’m not sure that High Times magazine, which probably doesn’t believe ANYTHING else about the life of Jesus, is a good source to use in an attempt to prove that he used marijuana. Seems convenient to me. lol

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:25 AM

It was Slade. Here. I remember because it was my fight and I was told “Shut up a@@hole!” and didn’t get mad. :)

It was the not getting mad bit that stuck with me. All the rest I’ve seen before. :) Heh.

Axe on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

I will join twitter if you Sparky start a twit about PS!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

What we do need tho for the men folk is willie warmers (blushing)

I wonder if that is a brit thing, never seen them here lol…

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Me neither. Here, guys. This is what you need.

lmfao

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Tweet!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Feisty little tikes!!

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM

::With Growing Seriousness::

and they do all.that without food stamps on an EBT card. Or an ObamaPhone.

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

I never thought to look for one!! That’s the best I have seen yet!!

You rock RWM!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Axe on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

You’re right. He did admit that I had a point about Lazarus.

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Correction……Auto Pen’d!

@kwelkernbc tweeted:
kwelkernbc
POTUS Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill wh says a copy was delivered to the President for review. He then directed the bill be signed by autopen.

16 mins ago from twitter.com by edito

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Krauthammer gets it..:)

Dire Straits on January 3, 2013 at 12:40 AM

I never thought to look for one!! That’s the best I have seen yet!!

You rock RWM!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Maybe, we can get some Pistol Shrimp willie warmers made and sell them on HA. HA!

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Couldn’t help it. Had to look.

KCB on January 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Axe on January 3, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Nice tune..:)

Dire Straits on January 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Let me get me knitting needles out and start knitting!!

lmao…

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:42 AM

KCB on January 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Do you want one?

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:43 AM

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Damn that is a GREAT letter.

Inspiring.

Tim_CA on January 3, 2013 at 12:43 AM

The Pistol Shrimp keeps Chuck Norris as Livestock.

Bwaaahhh.

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I’ll need dimensions for a proper fit now you know ;-D

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Me neither. Here, guys. This is what you need.

lmfao

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

I don’t think that is a slipper. Do they have one like a Ball Python? Sparky wants the Anaconda version.

arnold ziffel on January 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

What we do need tho for the men folk is willie warmers (blushing)

I wonder if that is a brit thing, never seen them here lol…

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Me neither. Here, guys. This is what you need.

lmfao

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

The Scots solved that crises a long time ago. They invented the SPORRAN (scroll).

“I know Liam Neeson isn’t Scottish, but lord, that man can wear a kilt.”

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Nice tune..:)

Dire Straits on January 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Maybe a little too fatalistic? Still. :)

Axe on January 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Let’s Dance – Bowie

…in the ‘serious moonlight’…. :)

thatsafactjack on January 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

A sporran doesn’t fit just dangles in front you know, it’s gotta fit snug like… :-)

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Good evening Jackie!!!! How are you?

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Me neither. Here, guys. This is what you need.

lmfao

Resist We Much on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Resist We Much:Good Lord,its a heater for one’s BOINKER!:)

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

lord, that man can wear a kilt.”

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Truly words that should never be spoken.

Tim_CA on January 3, 2013 at 12:46 AM

I will join twitter if you Sparky start a twit about PS!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Hmm. I’m thinking about it. This might be my first tweet:

The Pistol Shrimp keeps Chuck Norris as Livestock. Although I have to give a h/t to my cut and paster and magic 8 ball.

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:46 AM

arnold ziffel on January 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Give me your dimensions and I’ll fit you right up!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:43 AM

No, but thank you!

KCB on January 3, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Moon Goddess is here.

Dave is not.

SparkPlug on January 3, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Good evening, Scrumpy! It’s a delight to see you here this evening! I’ve missed you! :)

thatsafactjack on January 3, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Good evening Jackie!

KCB on January 3, 2013 at 12:47 AM

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Oh stop!! I am laughing so hard my sides hurt!!!

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:47 AM

KCB on January 3, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Good evening, Ken! Always a pleasure to see you. :)

thatsafactjack on January 3, 2013 at 12:48 AM

KCB on January 3, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Sure? It’s no bother really, I can knock one out quick!! :-)

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:48 AM

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Damn that is a GREAT letter.

Inspiring.

Tim_CA on January 3, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Tim_CA:I stumbled on it,from,this twitter that was on Fiscal Cliff
twitter!:)

https://twitter.com/EyeOnPolitics

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Resist We Much:Good Lord,its a heater for one’s BOINKER!:)

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

I remember when you needed a wife. This modern world is crazy! :)

Still, might go over in northern Canada, eh?

lol — That’s it. I transcend and leave behind the bawdy.

For now.

Axe on January 3, 2013 at 12:49 AM

We, the people, deserve better than you.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joshua Boston
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
2004-2012

http://nation.foxnews.com/dianne-feinstein/2013/01/02/no-ma-am-letter-us-marine-dianne-feinstein-goes-viral

canopfor on January 3, 2013 at 12:32 AM

It’s a great letter but it’s reasonable to assume that Senator Feinstein has since included Cpl Joshua Boston’s name of just about every possible Watch List she is able to.

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:49 AM

…name ON just about every possible Watch List she is able to.

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 12:50 AM

KCB, you can always buy your own I suppose… sigh ;-)

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=willie+warmers

Scrumpy on January 3, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Let’s Dance – Bowie

…in the ‘serious moonlight’…. :)

thatsafactjack on January 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Doh! Evening Jackie! Nice Bowie.

Axe on January 3, 2013 at 12:50 AM

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