Quotes of the day

posted at 8:17 pm on January 4, 2013 by Allahpundit

A number of Republican senators say a partial government shutdown should be considered as an option if President Obama doesn’t concede on spending cuts to the GOP’s satisfaction…

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told the Dallas Morning News that he would be open to a partial government shutdown, pointing to the 1995 shutdown as “the greatest degree of fiscal responsibility we have seen from Congress in modern times.”

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., Wednesday urged Republicans to consider a partial government shutdown, saying it would be “a hell of a lot better” than agreeing to a deal with no spending cuts.

“The president has made it very clear: He doesn’t even want to have a discussion about it, because he knows this is where we have leverage,” Toomey said on MSNBC Wednesday.

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Over the next few months, we will reach deadlines related to the debt ceiling, the sequester and the continuing appropriations resolution that has funded federal operations since October. If history is any guide, President Obama won’t see fit to engage congressional Republicans until the 11th hour. In fact, he has already signaled an unwillingness to negotiate over the debt ceiling. This is unacceptable. The president should immediately put forward a plan that addresses these deadlines, and he should launch serious, transparent budget negotiations…

The coming deadlines will be the next flashpoints in our ongoing fight to bring fiscal sanity to Washington. It may be necessary to partially shut down the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well being of our country, rather than plod along the path of Greece, Italy and Spain. President Obama needs to take note of this reality and put forward a plan to avoid it immediately.

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Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) is advising his congressional colleagues and President Barack Obama not to negotiate with Republicans if they threaten to shut down the federal government or vote down an increase in the borrowing limit.

“Anyone who wants to come and negotiate and say we will raise the debt ceiling only if you do A, B, C will not have a negotiating partner,” Mr. Schumer said at a press conference Friday. “And if then they don’t want to raise the debt ceiling, it’ll be on their shoulders. I would bet that they would not go forward with that.”

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has privately told other Democrats, including President Obama, that if the administration used its constitutional and executive authority to continue paying its debts in the face of House Republican opposition, he would support the approach, according to a source familiar with Reid’s message to the president.

The simplest escape route out of the debt ceiling impasse is for the president to direct the Treasury to find a legal way to pay its debts. The Treasury then has a variety of options. One gaining particular attention relies on a law that allows the Treasury to mint a coin of unspecified value and deposit it with the Federal Reserve. Those funds could then be used legally to pay debts.

“Reid has not dismissed any option,” said the source close to Reid.

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The source relates some of Boehner’s comments:

“With the cliff behind us, the focus turns to spending. The president says he isn’t going to have a debate with us over the debt ceiling. He also says he’s not going to cut spending along with the debt limit hike.

“This morning we’re releasing the results of a survey by the Winston Group taken December 29-30 among 1,000 registered voters. Seventy-two percent of Americans agree any increase in the nation’s debt limit must be accompanied by spending cuts and reforms of a greater amount. That’s the principle I laid out before the Economic Club of New York in May of 2011, and I’ve repeated a number of times since. The debate is already underway.”

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Via the Winston Group.

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Republicans insist they’re on the right side of public opinion in this round, citing a CBS News poll last month that 68 percent of Americans don’t want the debt limit raised. After agreeing to $620 billion in tax revenue to avert the fiscal cliff, congressional Republican leaders claim they will accept nothing less than a dollar in cuts for every dollar increase in borrowing authority…

“Most Americans, if you ask them, want less debt, and it’s clear that Obama and the Democrats want more,” [Club for Growth President Chris] Chocola said. “If the Republicans can convincingly and confidently tell that story, I think that they can start to win the debate.”

“But they have to be willing to shoot the hostage,” he added. “They have to be willing to not raise the debt ceiling. I think Obama doesn’t believe we’ll do that and Republican leadership worries about what guys like you write. … They have to be willing to say, ‘We’re not going there unless we put meaningful reforms in place.’ The public at least on this one is kinda on their side.”

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In a better, more rational world, the debt limit wouldn’t be a tool of budgetary policy. But it is one of the few must-pass pieces of legislation that Republicans can use to force spending cuts, and it obviously relates directly to our budget problem. If the president doesn’t want the debate over it to go nerve-wrackingly down to the wire, he can set out a serious offer, now.

Of course, he’s doing the opposite. His refusal to negotiate isn’t sustainable, but he’ll spend precious time trying to sustain it. He’ll finally agree to talk, and then get Republicans to back off whatever their maximal position is — because Republicans will again fear being blamed if there’s no agreement. Another Band-Aid will be applied to the debt, until next time. In the Age of Obama, the new budget crisis always follows the last.

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The reason behind this lamentable outcome is the outsize influence of narrow interest groups—which marks a second, unhappy parallel with Europe. The inability of Europeans to rise above petty national concerns, whether over who pays for bail-outs or who controls bank supervision, has prevented them from making the big compromises necessary to secure the single currency’s future. America’s Democrats and Republicans have proved similarly incapable of reaching a grand bargain; both are far too driven by their parties’ extremists and too focused on winning concessions from the other side to work steadily together to secure the country’s fiscal future.

The third parallel is that politicians have failed to be honest with voters. Just as Chancellor Angela Merkel and President François Hollande have avoided coming clean to the Germans and the French about what it will take to save the single currency, so neither Mr Obama nor the Republican leaders have been brave enough to tell Americans what it will really take to fix the fiscal mess. Democrats pretend that no changes are necessary to Medicare (health care for the elderly) or Social Security (pensions). Republican solutions always involve unspecified spending cuts, and they regard any tax rise as socialism. Each side prefers to denounce the other, reinforcing the very polarisation that is preventing progress…

This week Mr Obama boasted that he had fulfilled his mandate by raising taxes on the rich. In fact, by failing once again to clear up America’s fundamental fiscal trouble, he and Republican leaders are building Brussels on the Potomac.

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I worried the other day that amid all the rancor the president would poison his future relations with Congress, which in turn would poison the chances of progress in, say, immigration reform. But I doubt now he has any intention of working with them on big reforms, of battling out a compromise at a conference table, of having long walks and long talks and making offers that are serious, that won’t be changed overnight to something else. The president intends to consistently beat his opponents and leave them looking bad, or, failing that, to lose to them sometimes and then make them look bad. That’s how he does politics.

Why?

Here’s my conjecture: In part it’s because he seems to like the tension. He likes cliffs, which is why it’s always a cliff with him and never a deal. He likes the high-stakes, tottering air of crisis. Maybe it makes him feel his mastery and reminds him how cool he is, unrattled while he rattles others. He can take it. Can they?…

In the short term, Mr. Obama has won. The Republicans look bad. John Boehner looks bad, though to many in Washington he’s a sympathetic figure because they know how much he wanted a historic agreement on the great issue of his time. Some say he would have been happy to crown his career with it, and if that meant losing a job, well, a short-term loss is worth a long-term crown. Mr. Obama couldn’t even make a deal with a man like that, even when it would have made the president look good.

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Republicans now have the default advantage. If the debt limit is not raised, Obama will be forced to cut federal spending by 44 percent. If the sequester is not rescinded, $1.2 trillion in spending cuts will go into effect. As the party of the welfare state, Democrats simply can not allow this to happen. Republicans are now in position to get the better side of the bargain. But what do they want?…

In other words, no, Republicans have no idea what they want to ask for in the upcoming debt limit debate. Yes, they want all the entitlement reforms in the Ryan budget, which are specific enough, but the Harry Reid Senate is never going to pass that budget and Obama would never sign it. So what, realistically, should Republicans insist on?

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday that the upcoming showdown over the debt ceiling isn’t a political winner for House Republicans, dubbing it a “dead loser.”

“They’ve got to find, in the House, a totally new strategy,” Gingrich said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “Everybody’s now talking about, ‘Oh, here comes the debt ceiling.’ I think that’s, frankly, a dead loser. Because in the end you know it’s gonna happen. The whole national financial system is going to come in to Washington and on television and say: ‘Oh my God, this will be a gigantic heart attack, the entire economy of the world will collapse. You guys will be held responsible.’ And they’ll cave.”

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There’s a term for societies where power brokers stitch up the people’s business in back rooms and their pseudo-parliaments sign off on it at 3 a.m., and it isn’t a “republic of limited government by citizen-representatives.”

There are arguments to be made in favor of small government: My comrades and I have done our best over the years, with results that, alas, in November were plain to see. There are arguments to be made in favor of big government: The Scandinavians make them rather well. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for what is now the standard operating procedure of the Brokest Nation in History: a government that spends without limit and makes no good-faith effort even to attempt to balance the books. That’s profoundly wicked. At a minimum, the opposition, to use a quaint term, should keep the people’s business out in the sunlight and not holed up in a seedy motel room with Joe Biden all night.

The fiscal cliff was a mirage. If Washington was obliged to use the same accounting procedures as your local hardware store, the real national debt would be at least ten times greater than the meaningless number they’re now going to spend the next two months arguing over. That’s to say, we’re already over the fiscal cliff but, like Wile E. Coyote, haven’t yet glanced down at our feet and seen there’s nothing holding us up. In a two-party system, there surely ought to be room for one party that still believes in solid ground.

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burrata on January 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Are We There Yet? Luv, We’ve Been There!

M2RB: The B-52′s

Resist We Much on January 4, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Shut.It.Down.

predator on January 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM

The title of Messiah is for life…

d1carter on January 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM

I almost had my alter to King Obama built but…

They raised my taxes…

Project
On
Standby

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Oh I see we’re back to the part of the cycle in which they talk tough and pretend to give a crap.

Gingotts on January 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

So what, realistically, should Republicans insist on?

They should insist on nothing.
Absolutely nothing.
Just STHU , and when asked , say that when the time comes , they will vote based on what is in the best for their country.

burrata on January 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Ohhhhh AllahPundit! Guess what?

White House weighs new ‘grand bargain’ on taxes, spending

Robert_Paulson on January 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Lucy’s begging — just begging — Charlie Brown to give kicking the football just one more shot.

Robert_Paulson on January 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Oh I see we’re back to the part of the cycle in which they talk tough and pretend to give a crap.

Gingotts on January 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

“I dare you to knock this chip off my shoulder. *knock* OK, I dare you to do it again. *knock* Alright, I dare you to do it again. *knock* I dare you to …”

predator on January 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

The total cost to taxpayers of Obama’s vacations to Hawaii since becoming president is likely in excess of $20 million, and possibly much, much more.

America’s stupid gay ‘royalty.’

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

This is not gonna be fun…

It’s like being on a merry-go-round that is spinning out of control, you want to get off but are afraid you’ll get hurt…

Give Obama what he wants, the faster we hit rock bottom the better.

Perhaps then we might have a chance to finally sort the bozo’s out in DC…

If what I read is right, it doesn’t matter what repubs do, they will be wrong in every way possible!

Just say f**k it, and be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

If they had invested SS money in a good way, and not dipped into it for every other social programme, we should have a surplus, but no, the elite are way smarter than us…

So, f**k it…

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Once again with the frustrated virgin thingy!

OldEnglish on January 4, 2013 at 8:38 PM

I almost had my alter to King Obama built but…

They raised my taxes…

Project
On
Standby

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM

You didn’t build that.

VegasRick on January 4, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Sunlight IS the best disinfectant…

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Never waste a crisis?

Take the flippin’ phone off the hook until the ‘crats come forth with a proposal, and let those clowns spend their Monopoly money. I would love a front-page picture of O’bama holding his new coin of the realm.

FerdtheMoonCat on January 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

The total cost to taxpayers of Obama’s vacations to Hawaii since becoming president is likely in excess of $20 million, and possibly much, much more.

It could have been $ 100 Gazillion, but the Obamas sacrificed
/Lashawndra Jamal Hanifa Jackson

burrata on January 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Resist We Much on January 4, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Great ‘toons!!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

The fiscal cliff was a mirage.

But the left is still thirsty…

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM

The house needs to make sure barky can’t use Military pay and SS checks as leverage, again. Like NOW. Get that off the table. Make gubmint shutdown more palatible. Start doing that now.

wolly4321 on January 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

The only way to stop Obowma and save the Country is to stop and cut the spending…

… any other option and our currency will collapse.

Seven Percent Solution on January 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

You didn’t build that.

VegasRick on January 4, 2013 at 8:40 PM

WHAT!!!!???

Can I write it off?????

Or Am I Flucked?

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

GiggleCott in effect. No giggling.

Hey, you giggled. (:

SparkPlug on January 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

FerdtheMoonCat on January 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

You mean this money?

http://spectator.org/blog/2009/05/25/obama-funny-money

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The house needs to make sure barky can’t use Military pay and SS checks as leverage, again. Like NOW. Get that off the table. Make gubmint shutdown more palatible. Start doing that now.

wolly4321 on January 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

I think that was done whet the DC was raised last time if I recall correctly.

VegasRick on January 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

SparkPlug on January 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

:-D :-D :-D

Laughing my azz off SP/PS!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

WHAT!!!!???

Can I write it off?????

Or Am I Flucked?

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

No write offs for folks like you or me! Only rip-offs.

VegasRick on January 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Llorando(Rebekah del Rio)

As in llorando para el republico.

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Such an early QOTD! Yawn, how are we gonna amuse ourselves til the wee hrs of the morn…

I am tired of the political chit chat.

Stop it I say!

STOP IT!!!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

The only way to stop Obowma and save the Country is to stop and cut the spending…

… any other option and our currency will collapse.

Seven Percent Solution on January 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Racist bigot homophobe.

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

No write offs for folks like you or me! Only rip-offs.

VegasRick on January 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Crap!

Oh well..

I now have a shrine consisting of an empty suit holding a golf club…

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Racist bigot homophobe.

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

You left off sexist. wymns rights!

VegasRick on January 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I now have a shrine consisting of an empty suit holding a golf club…

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Are there any cigarette butts on the ground?

VegasRick on January 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Racist bigot homophobe.

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

… and proud of it!

*cliny!*

;)

Seven Percent Solution on January 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Great ‘toons!!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

I found it lacking.

Though, in fairness I cannot figure out the speakers on this laptop.

Oh, wait…tune? Toon? Is it a spelling problem? Or comprehension problem?…

cozmo on January 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Yes, we should be willing to “take the hostage”, but we shouldn’t have conservatives out there using that phrase. That is for Pelosi and Reid to say. Please don’t give it any legitimacy.

Mark1971 on January 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

VR,, yea, I remember they did, too. But at the last minute and nobody but us heard about it. And when barky threatened those checks the gop responded with crickets. My point is get in front of it now. Remove that leverage early.

wolly4321 on January 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

tom daschle concerned

Brought tears to my eyes that did…

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM

No worries. McConnell and Sheriff Joe will sort it out. Its easy peasy.

tommy71 on January 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

cozmo on January 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Wot u say cozmo eh?

Lo que no comprendes mi amigo?

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

*cliny!*

;)

Seven Percent Solution on January 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

*clinky*…even :)

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

VR,, yea, I remember they did, too. But at the last minute and nobody but us heard about it. And when barky threatened those checks the gop responded with crickets. My point is get in front of it now. Remove that leverage early.

wolly4321 on January 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I’m with you an that. Never forget my dear Mom calling me nearly in tears worried she was not going to get her SS check. I wanted to punch somebody.

VegasRick on January 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Lo que no comprendes mi amigo?

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Not in Texas, no habla. Though, where I am, the flavor is somewhat changed from the last time I was here. It kind of looks like they could “habla” here.

cozmo on January 4, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Are there any cigarette butts on the ground?

VegasRick on January 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Just what I left behind…

Oh wait…

There is this Trillion Dollar coin…

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Llorando(Rebekah del Rio)

As in llorando para el republico.

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Yo no hablo whatever that was.

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Since Comrade Alan Grayson is back in the House and in the news, I have this flashback for all of you:

Comrade Alan Grayson Survives A s s a ssination Attempt!

Resist We Much on January 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

…why the picture of Dumb and Dumber…again?

KOOLAID2 on January 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

…why the picture of Dumb and Dumber…again?

KOOLAID2 on January 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Dumber in the background…..

And both are re-elected…

Dumb and Dumber redefined to..

We The People…

Us here on HA exempt…of course..

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:11 PM

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Went there, DID NOT CLICK!!

Horrible, just the title…

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:07 PM

OMG, I should have passed on fixing the speakers for that.

You just know there are some libs out there who really believe that.

cozmo on January 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Mark Levin is speaking of Guns on his website which is starting his repeat of his 3 hr show.

Ted Cruz will be on as well. I was out and got just the last of it. I think it’s in the 2nd hour, but not sure.

bluefox on January 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/336278.php#336278

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:07 PM

I just memorized Psalm 23 a few nights ago. Psalm 666(from the vid), indeed.

Been meditating on Psalm 22, which Dr. J. Vernon McGee called An X-Ray of the Cross. Really good stuff!

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

cozmo on January 4, 2013 at 9:01 PM

I just luv google translate lol ;-)

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

…the Dems a fluking nuts and the Reps are fluking pu$$ies!…so now what?…AGAIN!

KOOLAID2 on January 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Mark Levin is speaking of Guns on his website which is starting his repeat of his 3 hr show.

Ted Cruz will be on as well. I was out and got just the last of it. I think it’s in the 2nd hour, but not sure.

bluefox on January 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

First and second hour with Tom on the second hour..

Third hour…..

How the Government flucks you…
And laughs…
With the media endorsing the flucking…

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Going into ‘lurk stealth’ mode…

But if sub atomic scallops or pistol shrimps appear! I shall be back! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

…the Dems a fluking nuts and the Reps are fluking pu$$ies!…so now what?…AGAIN!

KOOLAID2 on January 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Pecan Pie..

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Wuss, stay or go. Do not hide.

Bed time though, I want to get home tomorrow.

cozmo on January 4, 2013 at 9:17 PM

cozmo on January 4, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Not a wuss so there :-P.

Sleep good and get home safely!!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Been me
ditating on Psalm 22, which Dr. J. Vernon McGee called An X-Ray of the Cross. Really good stuff!

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Dr. J. Vernon McGee is the best Biblical Teacher I have ever heard.
Many nights I’ve stayed awake until 2AM to hear his program. So glad that he had the foresight to record his programs so they could be heard today, years after he passed away.

Do you find that when listening to him that it’s hard to believe he’s not responding to today’s news?

http://www.ttb.org/index.aspx?parentnavigationid=21717

As I recall he was born in Texas.

bluefox on January 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

I just memorized Psalm 23 a few nights ago. Psalm 666(from the vid), indeed.

Been meditating on Psalm 22, which Dr. J. Vernon McGee called An X-Ray of the Cross. Really good stuff!

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

J. Vernon McGee says, ‘If you don’t like the way God set things up, get on outta here and start your own universe.”

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Since this thread is dead…

Does anyone know why I can’t see a shared folder on Windows Server 2008….

While logged into Server 2008?

:)

*Just stirring it up*

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

bluefox on January 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

I have listened to him also, the only good preacher out there!!

Great man for sure!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Take the hostage? Hell, shoot the hostage!

MikeinPRCA on January 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Since this thread is dead…

Does anyone know why I can’t see a shared folder on Windows Server 2008….

While logged into Server 2008?

:)

*Just stirring it up*

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Because your OS is Windows Server 2008?

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Because your OS is Windows Server 2008?

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Thanks….:)

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Thanks. Listening now.

We need to keep an eye on Reid’s Filibuster Reform which is going to shut out the R’s.

You see, the plan only guarantees two Republican amendments and those amendments can only be offered by the Republican Leader and the top Republican on the committee with jurisdiction of the bill. This protects senior lawmakers, but it means a freshman like Ted Cruz (R-TX) won’t be allowed to offer his ideas.

http://www.senateconservatives.com/site/post/1698/senators-love-to-hide

In that article John McCain is for it and perhaps other Establishment R’s as well.

bluefox on January 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Totally! Yes like you need to dicombobulate Win ’08, and manually switch to a better Window…

Windows is like doors you know close one and the other opens with out fail…

Try to use kill.exe to close a program. Open a command prompt and type kill.exe /? for information on how to use it.

Or, there is this, word of caution: Since DOS and/or DOS-emulators have absolutely no clue what Windows is up to (internally) I don’t think this would be a wise thing to attempt.

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Do you find that when listening to him that it’s hard to believe he’s not responding to today’s news?

http://www.ttb.org/index.aspx?parentnavigationid=21717

As I recall he was born in Texas.

bluefox on January 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

God’s word is timeless and timely. I’m not sure what election Adrian Rogers was responding to in the sermon linked in my nom, but when they broadcasted it the day after the reelection of Bronco Bama it resonated deeply with me. Adrian had been dead for years, but his message was more than relevant for today.

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

dicombobulate=discombobulate

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:31 PM

J. Vernon McGee says, ‘If you don’t like the way God set things up, get on outta here and start your own universe.”

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

He puts the cookies on the bottom shelf. :)

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Got this email from my bank:

A number of banks in the U.S., including PNC, are seeing an unusually high volume of traffic at their Internet connections. This volume of traffic is consistent with threatened cyber attacks on the U.S. banking system and is designed to cause access delays for legitimate internet customers. For several weeks, PNC has taken steps to block this traffic and maintain online and mobile banking access for the vast majority of its customers. In some cases, those measures also may have blocked access to a small percentage of legitimate PNC customers for an extended period.

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhhh scary! I am gonna be watching Tarantula!!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Going to the command line and typing “format c/:” usually works for me.

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:35 PM

A cable channel? I love that flick.

IIRC, it ends with a squadron of Panthers.

cozmo on January 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

God’s word is timeless and timely. I’m not sure what election Adrian Rogers was responding to in the sermon linked in my nom, but when they broadcasted it the day after the reelection of Bronco Bama it resonated deeply with me. Adrian had been dead for years, but his message was more than relevant for today.

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

IIRC it was Bubba’s re-election.

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:37 PM

bluefox on January 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

I have listened to him also, the only good preacher out there!!

Great man for sure!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I agree. For those that may want some background on him, this is one website:

http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/thru-the-bible-with-j-vernon-mcgee/read/

bluefox on January 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Tell it to EG!! lol

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

But…
I did that…

And now I have this popup window saying it is re-formatting my hard drive…

too late……

“No OS found”

:)

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

cozmo on January 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Yeah it’s on TCM!!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM

“No OS found”

:)

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Aren’t you the lucky one.

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Make sure to back up your data.

SparkPlug on January 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

We need Popeye to take care of the bull in D. C.

http://themetapicture.com/the-power-of-spinach/

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Aren’t you the lucky one.

davidk on January 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

If only this process could be done with the Feds…..
Empty the Recycle Bin….

Problem solved..

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

EG!!

You cannot format a windows HD from within windows, you need to boot from the windows cd and format as part of the reinstall process full guide here
http://www.winsupersite.com/showca [...] _clean.asp

Or: Before reformatting a hard disk drive, sit back have a cup of tea, (preferably Camel meal Tea with 2 humps)! and consider your options and remember that EVERYTHING WILL BE LOST!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Darn, not an option at this hotel.

One of their classic radio active monster marathons?

cozmo on January 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Alert Alert!! Tarantula just busted out is escaping into the desert!!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:46 PM

EVERYTHING WILL BE LOST!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Even the tea…..?

(s’up y’all!)

Tim_CA on January 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

cozmo on January 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Just tuned in.

Complain to management!!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

bluefox on January 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

God’s word is timeless and timely. I’m not sure what election Adrian Rogers was responding to in the sermon linked in my nom, but when they broadcasted it the day after the reelection of Bronco Bama it resonated deeply with me. Adrian had been dead for years, but his message was more than relevant for today.

tom daschle concerned on January 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

That’s interesting about Rogers. I’ll have to link to your nom.
I recall several years ago a Sunday Adrian Rogers program on TV was about the difference between a man and a woman. The most enlightening explanation on why God created them that way.

bluefox on January 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Tim_CA on January 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Even the tea, especially if Sparkplug gets to it! It’s his fav tea you know ;-)

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:48 PM

God has a hidden partition on his hard disc, that’s where he stores all your lost data. If you go to heaven you get it all back.

SparkPlug on January 4, 2013 at 9:48 PM

SparkPlug on January 4, 2013 at 9:48 PM

All is not lost for EG then! Hope he has a long time to wait ;-)

Meantime, get a new OS!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Make sure to back up your data.

SparkPlug on January 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

:)

The only reason I even brought this up is because that is what I am doing now..

I have a client that wants me to set up his Windows 2008 Server and I have experience on Server 2003..

Micro$oft change a few things with 2008.

It is what I do on monitor 2…..

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:51 PM

It’s his fav tea you know ;-)

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Indeed.

He feeds the two-hump variety to his pistol shrimp.

(i’ve got my scallops watching his house.)

Tim_CA on January 4, 2013 at 9:51 PM

NO DEAL on debt ceiling hike- which we all know there will be- until Senate Dums present a BUDGET.

And also not until Oliar’s State Dept. tells us Who gave the Stand Down order for Benghazi?
.

FlaMurph on January 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Electrongod on January 4, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Splitting your computer desktop between two monitors increases the amount of work space you have available. With two monitors, you could have a full-screen Internet browser and word processing application open and operating simultaneously, with the ability to check both. If you want to split the screen across two monitors, Windows makes the process easy with just a few settings changes. Once it is set up, you can change the ordering of the monitors if you like, and customize your display in many ways.

And there you have it!!

Scrumpy on January 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

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