Quotes of the day

posted at 10:25 pm on January 9, 2013 by Allahpundit

Christie, who already had one of the most prominent public profiles in the country, has stepped squarely into the spotlight in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the Congressional debate over passing a relief package for residents of the affected states.

“One thing I hope everyone in America now clearly understands — New Jersey, both Republicans and Democrats, will never stand silent when our citizens are being short changed,” the outspoken governor said in his State of the State address in Trenton yesterday.

This week Christie is also enjoying the Time Magazine cover treatment under the enormous headline, “The Boss” and “the master of disaster.”

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But what many Americans have seen in Christie is what they don’t see in Obama: someone who is decisive and unfiltered and doesn’t think the world is an impossibly complex place. He may be wrong, he may be right, but he’s never in doubt. It was Sandy that evoked the best part of Christie’s raw persona. If he could be an overbearing bully in political arguments, he was an open hydrant of empathy in the wake of disaster. In the days after the storm, Christie toured nonstop among downed power lines and wrecked boardwalks, doling out countless bear hugs to shattered survivors. It helped a lot that his connection to the devastated areas was authentic. “The pier with the rides where I took my kids this August before the Republican Convention, where I got into that famous yelling match with the guy who was buying an ice cream cone?” Christie reminded reporters. “Those rides are in the Atlantic Ocean.”…

Christie zeroed in on his party’s weakest spot, casting House Republicans as Dickensian villains so consumed by their grudge match with Obama that they were stalling aid to homeless storm victims. Though privately protesting that Christie didn’t understand flaws in the bill, which included several long-te­rm non­emergency projects, Boehner and the House Republicans quickly retreated, passing a relief bill (albeit a scaled-down one) within days of the governor’s broadside.

Washington Republicans saw shameless grandstanding at the expense of a deeply unpopular Congress—an effort to please Northeastern Democrats and the national media elite. “He seems to be doing what the press wants him to do,” says a Republican operative with ties to congressional GOP leaders. “The popular thing is to bash Republicans.”…

After eight years out of the White House, Republicans will be desperate to find a winner and may appreciate that bashing Washington is almost always smart politics—and bashing his own party when it is deeply unpopular might be the shrewdest politics of all. George W. Bush’s “compassionate conservatism” slogan in 2000 was in part a way of distancing himself from the Newt ­Gingrich–Tom DeLay Congress. If Christie is easily re-elected in a state that hasn’t gone red since 1988, Republicans will have to wonder if he might be the man to restore their unloved brand.

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Other notes from this poll:

Chris Christie is now more popular with Democrats nationally than he is with Republicans. His overall favorability is a very strong 51/23, but his +29 standing with Democrats (52/23) is higher than his +21 with GOP voters (48/27). He’s most popular with independents at +34 (52/18). Compared to a month ago he’s up a net 12 points with Democrats and down a net 11 points with Republicans. We’ll have a more full look ahead to the 2016 Presidential race tomorrow.

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[T]he New Jersey governor is a potential presidential candidate because his rhetoric speaks to the times: Millions of Americans are being left behind by the new economy; they’re losing faith in institutions that are suppose to protect them, starting with government; they are empowered, thanks to the Internet and other technologies, unlike any other time in human history to enforce their will on failed institutions; and, finally, Americans want answers to the big unsolved problems including the national debt, gun violence, and climate change.

They want their leaders to lead.

Christie represents the gubernatorial wing of his party that, unlike Republicans in Washington, understands that nothing happens in a democracy unless rivals work to find ways that they can both win. While the GOP in Washington lost the November elections, Republican governors picked up a state capital seat because, Christie said, “we’re compromising when we need to.”

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Certainly, the storm — and, more important, Christie’s forceful response — boosted the governor’s standing. But the tea party’s record lows and Christie’s record highs tell a larger story: Americans are crying out for an end to ideological warfare.

That has developed into Christie’s signature in New Jersey. He began his term promising tax cuts and fighting with the teachers union over tenure, pay and education reforms, but he now preaches reconciliation — a recurring theme in his State of the State address Tuesday afternoon…

Certainly, Christie is no liberal, but his State of the State speech was full of policy prescriptions that conservatives might label big government: “We’ve requested the federal government to pay 100 percent of the costs of the significant debris removal. . . . We have secured $20 million from the Federal Highway Administration. . . . We have worked with the Small Business Administration to secure nearly $189 million in loans.”…

“You see,” he told the legislators, “some things are above politics.”

It’s a lesson that could help the national Republican Party loosen the tea party’s death grip.

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Norah O’Donnell: This morning I asked Christie if he thinks the Tea Party has too much clout in the GOP.

Gov. Christie: No, I don’t. I think they’ve had influence. I think everybody who comes to the table in the Republican Party should have a voice. Everybody should have a voice. And I don’t think they’ve had too much influence–

O’Donnell: You don’t think that’s why the House Republicans have not been able to get to the fiscal cliff deal?

Christie: Listen, I think there’s so many reasons why they couldn’t — and a lot of them are personal. And I talked about this in my press conference. I think they get into these toxic competitions with each other. And these internal palace intrigue things that happen. And don’t look at me puzzled, Charlie –

O’Donnell: You mean Cantor and Boehner?

Christie: I wouldn’t limit it to just that. There is competition among all the folks in that room.

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The governor left the door open on his 2016 plans, saying his political focus right now is on his re-election campaign in New Jersey.

“You know, anybody who tries to plan four years from now, George, you know, is crazy. The fact of the matter is I’m going to follow the advice my mother gave me, which is to do the job that you have right now as well as you can do it and the future will take care of itself,” he said. “What I want to do now is be the governor of New Jersey, as I said, for the last three years, I’d like to do it for the next four.”…

“I will be more ready than I was in 2012 because I will have done my job for longer and hopefully gotten better.”

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Via Newsbusters.

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Christie/Ryan 2016!!

Scrumpy on January 9, 2013 at 11:07 PM

…that’s at least three people!
…can’t do that!

KOOLAID2 on January 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Here’s the link for reference when anyone starts to praise the porcine behemoth.

Chris Christie: A Conservative Myth

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

KOOLAID2 on January 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

lmao too true!!

Scrumpy on January 9, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Scrumpy on January 9, 2013 at 11:04 PM

We can go for romantic boat ride, floating over the magic pond Jackie conjured up for us.

Then it’s skinny dipping time. (:

SparkPlug on January 9, 2013 at 11:11 PM

The bill has already been reintroduced in the house this year to repeal the 22nd. So you are right, plans are afoot.

MarshFox on January 9, 2013 at 10:54 PM

And various supposed Republican talking heads and pundit’s are trying to suggest that the GOP has to “Evolve” on the 2nd amendment, perhaps telegraphing the GOPe Leaderships intentions to betray the country yet again.

SWalker on January 9, 2013 at 11:12 PM

God bless the Patriot Guard Riders!
My great uncle was laid to rest under a color guard, a 3 volley salute, the playing of taps, and the flag ceremony. Nothing I experience as being a civilian of the United States of America is as humbling as witnessing how those who served with duty and honor to God and country, honor their own.
May God bless them all.

tom daschle concerned on January 9, 2013 at 10:56 PM

tom daschle concerned:

Thank-You for sharing,and to your Family’s Service of Freedom:)

Welcome to the Patriot Guard Riders

http://www.patriotguard.org/

canopfor on January 9, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Hi Bluegill. I trust you are well tonight!

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:12 PM

you’re not talking about the pistol packin’ shrimp that was the Guido’s sign on Main St. on Houston are you? Last I saw it was guarding the Brazos in Richmond.

DanMan on January 9, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I remember that. Was it holding a gun? DanMan, am I remembering right that you’re an SFA grad?

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:12 PM

He would be almost as bad as Palin would be.

No to Christie and No to Palin.

bluegill on January 9, 2013 at 10:45 PM

bluegill While I agree with you that Palin would be a disaster, Christie might actually be a bigger disaster in the general, especially against the Clintons. He definitely doesn’t play well in the South at all and I could see the GOP losing states like West Virginia and Arkansas. And I don’t really see him winning any states for the Republicans.. Jersey will revert to form in a Presidential election and vote Democratic. Christie doesn’t really play well in the Midwest.. I cannot see him winning Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin, etc. because of those bitter clingers.

Luckily (fingers crossed), the path for Christie looks pretty rocky for the nomination. He can just cross states like Iowa and South Carolina off the list right away. Christie’s best bet is probably New Hampshire and hoping to pull off the a McCain 2000 type victory. But I think that is actually unlikely. Giuliani played horrible there in 2008 and New Hampshire enjoys taking blowhards like Christie down a notch.

Illinidiva on January 9, 2013 at 11:13 PM

tom, thanks for sharing.

22044 on January 9, 2013 at 11:13 PM

SparkPlug on January 9, 2013 at 11:11 PM

a boat ride sounds sooooooooooo relaxing, but dipping the skinny, I cannot! Forsooth!!

You make a maiden blush

Scrumpy on January 9, 2013 at 11:13 PM

YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gophergirl on January 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Lost by 17? yikes…

22044 on January 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Here’s the link for reference when anyone starts to praise the porcine behemoth.

Chris Christie: A Conservative Myth

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Love that description. Porcine behemoth. Too funny.

SparkPlug on January 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Scrumpy on January 9, 2013 at 11:04 PM

We can go for romantic boat ride, floating over the magic pond Jackie conjured up for us.

Then it’s skinny dipping time. (:

SparkPlug on January 9, 2013 at 11:11 PM

…don’t get caught!…you do know that B9 has long blades…and she won’t be using them to shave your back don’t you?

KOOLAID2 on January 9, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Porcine behemoth.

Stealing that!! Lol

Scrumpy on January 9, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Love that description. Porcine behemoth. Too funny.

SparkPlug on January 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I’m trying to be politically correct in reference to his girth.

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:16 PM

What’s up Night Shift! Didn’t read it all, but I saw some of my favorite people are here. Sorry I’m late. Traffic sucked.

Hey Twerp! Glad you are here!

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:17 PM

KOOLAID2 on January 9, 2013 at 11:15 PM

You are right, but Scrumpy is so adorable.

SparkPlug on January 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM

SparkPlug on January 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM

There was an old saying about a candle and both ends…..

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Hiya!!

Scrumpy on January 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

BS. You ought to change your name to bs222. Romney had the mainstream AND conservative media against him throughout the primary season, which made his victories all the more impressive.

I’m sorry you throw hissies when people point out that Palin is an unelectable ditz, but you shouldn’t lie.

We would much rather see Ted Cruz or Scott Walker as the nominee. One concern we have is regarding how much appeal Cruz would have among independents. After all, Romney outperformed Cruz in Texas. Cruz needs to learn from the Palin disaster and should be sure to introduce himself to a national audience in a more effective and impressive way.

bluegill on January 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Bluegill is the perfect name for you because you are constantly moving your mouth and nothing that comes out – at least nothing that makes sense.

The conservative media was against Romney (before the nomination) just as liberal Republicans (e.g. Michael Medved) were for Romney. After he won the nomination, even Levin and Limbaugh supported him.

Romney won the nomintion because he and his PACs spent far more than any other candidate (by more than 5-1). In the Michigan primary all the Romney PACs did was carpet-bomb Santorum (the leading opponent at the time). There were no pro-Romney ads talking about his plans, the issues, etc. When he ran against Obama, he didn’t have the courage to put up a fight.

What was the point of bringing Sarah Palin into the conversation (other than you are obsessed with her)? Palin has everything you wished you had: real accomplishments, a following, good looks, money and a husband who is a hunk. Learn to live with it and you will be much happier.

bw222 on January 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

So if Christie runs in 2016, will Ann Coulter support him ?

burrata on January 9, 2013 at 11:06 PM

That would be some kind of skeleton structure. Geodesic dome perhaps?

arnold ziffel on January 9, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Scrumpy on January 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

XXXOOO’s for you. I’m in a mood.

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:21 PM

I like the way some of y’all are thinking. I’m going to brew a cup of hot tea as well.

Good to see you ALT!

22044 on January 9, 2013 at 11:21 PM

bluegill While I agree with you that Palin would be a disaster, Christie might actually be a bigger disaster in the general, especially against the Clintons.
Illinidiva on January 9, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I think you are right. You provide good analysis. I am so sorry for ever doubting you in the past.

Do you think Cruz has any chance at the nomination?I am not ready to resign myself to the fact that the nominee is going to be Rubio. I also like Ryan, as I know you do.

bluegill on January 9, 2013 at 11:22 PM

No to Christie and No to Palin.

bluegill on January 9, 2013 at 10:45 PM

.
Yeah, but they’re gonna half to run a woman against Shillary.
It’s folly to think that any man would stand a chance against Ms. Whitewater.

There’s a war on, don’tcha know.

O/T: Bill Clinton named Time mags’s Father of the year.
Reminds me of that old timely Gene Autry song about a saddle……………..

FlaMurph on January 9, 2013 at 11:23 PM

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:21 PM

A good one I hope!! :-)

Scrumpy on January 9, 2013 at 11:23 PM

May I?

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I’m trying to be politically correct in reference to his girth.

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:16 PM

His weight wouldn’t be a problem….if he was 11 1/2 feet tall.

I say he’s just “vertically challenged given his body mass”.

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 11:24 PM

No!

Garym on January 9, 2013 at 11:26 PM

That should be Have, of course.!

Damn dragon !

FlaMurph on January 9, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Axe, did you see?

The Post Turtle’s Post Turtle Cabinet

Resist We Much on January 9, 2013 at 11:06 PM

LOL

I felt a disturbance in the force and saw it coming. :)

Axe on January 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Do you think Cruz has any chance at the nomination?I am not ready to resign myself to the fact that the nominee is going to be Rubio. I also like Ryan, as I know you do.

bluegill on January 9, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I don’t know but I called his DC office yesterday and told the aide (it was his first day) that I just called to hear someone say “Senator Cruz’s office” instead of “Senator Hutchison’s office”. It was music to my ears.

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Hey Baby!

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

‘Like’.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

I feel good about this one.

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Boy the press is already eyeing 2016 and they might even believe they better get the most RINO Republican they can because if history is right the voters will be tired of full-bore liberalism by 2016.

If you combine this with asking Rubio about evolution you can see what they want AGAIN!

Think Christie will get the evolution or rape-abortion questions BEFORE he is the nominee?

Conan on January 9, 2013 at 11:34 PM

I feel good about this one.

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM

I am too. The MSM is already going after him so that’s a good sign. I’m tellin’ ya, this guy was at a gazillion tea party and conservative events all over the state for a year and a half. Only the grassroots thought he had a chance, everyone else thought Dewhurst had it sewn up. When you tell a hispanic tv station that you’d deport the Dreamers, that takes some chutzpah (ALT – please check me on my Hebrew)

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:34 PM

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:34 PM

*Thumbs up*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 9, 2013 at 11:35 PM

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:24 PM

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

I so enjoyed both songs!! thank you!

Scrumpy on January 9, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Do you think Cruz has any chance at the nomination?I am not ready to resign myself to the fact that the nominee is going to be Rubio. I also like Ryan, as I know you do.

bluegill on January 9, 2013 at 11:22 PM

OT, do you like Clint Eastwood or is Ashley Wilkes more your style—or Alan Alda?

arnold ziffel on January 9, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Might be interesting to see Spencer’s reaction, back in the day, to Christie’s friendship with Imam Mohammad Qatanani. It’s probably represents the attitude many people have toward the guy, and gives insight into why:

Christie’s Embrace of Islamo-Fascists

Axe on January 9, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Needs

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:37 PM

I felt a disturbance in the force and saw it coming. :)

Axe on January 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

YOUR disturbed feelings forced it. lol

Resist We Much on January 9, 2013 at 11:38 PM

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:34 PM

*Thumbs up*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 9, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Friendly FYI: Chutzpah is Yiddish-not Hebrew. Smiles*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I don’t know but I called his DC office yesterday and told the aide (it was his first day) that I just called to hear someone say “Senator Cruz’s office” instead of “Senator Hutchison’s office”. It was music to my ears.

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

I can understand how a state like Illinois would nominate a liberal like Mark Kirk or Massachusetts would nominate Scott Brown, but it mystifies me as to how deep red states like Texas and Tennessee nominate people like Hutchison, Cornyn, Alexander and Corker.

bw222 on January 9, 2013 at 11:40 PM

BS. You ought to change your name to bs222. Romney had the mainstream AND conservative media against him throughout the primary season, which made his victories all the more impressive.

I’m sorry you throw hissies when people point out that Palin is an unelectable ditz, but you shouldn’t lie.

We would much rather see Ted Cruz or Scott Walker as the nominee. One concern we have is regarding how much appeal Cruz would have among independents. After all, Romney outperformed Cruz in Texas. Cruz needs to learn from the Palin disaster and should be sure to introduce himself to a national audience in a more effective and impressive way.

bluegill on January 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Still stuck on stupid, I see.

1. Romney was NOT electable, he admitted it himself when he said he wouldn’t fight Obama like the base wanted him to

2. We were told that Romney would be treated better by the media than Palin was – totally FALSE

fossten on January 9, 2013 at 11:40 PM

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Thats a keeper ;-)

Scrumpy on January 9, 2013 at 11:42 PM

YOUR disturbed feelings forced it. lol

Resist We Much on January 9, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Well, damn, they are post turtles. :)

Also, I can’t be held responsible for causality loops. I saw it coming. Just because I wound up causing it in the future is not my problem. :)

It’s an excellent illustration!

Axe on January 9, 2013 at 11:43 PM

I blame Rocks.

Axe on January 9, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Axe on January 9, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Christie also is quick to attack amyone who opposes sharia in the U.S.

bw222 on January 9, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Here…Now.

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Say goodbye

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

I think you are right. You provide good analysis. I am so sorry for ever doubting you in the past.

Do you think Cruz has any chance at the nomination?I am not ready to resign myself to the fact that the nominee is going to be Rubio. I also like Ryan, as I know you do.

bluegill on January 9, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I know that Cruz is the newest it thing. But I think that Cruz is a bomb thrower and that he has the potential to end up as a very divisive figure. He also comes off as a bit smug on TV which turns off indies. Say what you will about Rubio being a lightweight (which he is) but he has worked quite a bit on his image. He always has a big smile on his face and projects a Reagan sort of sunshine. Image is huge in modern day politics and he has the whole American Idol part of politics down.

I also think that if the 2016 election were held today, that Rubio would be the Republican nominee. However, that is reflecting the 2013 landscape. The 2016 landscape might be completely different. Second terms generally end badly and people might not be clamoring for Obama 2.0. Also, unless Rubio becomes the huge consensus establishment candidate like Dubya in 1999, then he has an almost as bumpy ride through the early primaries as Christie. He is not necessarily the frontrunner in Iowa. (I actually think that this is a good state for Ryan.) New Hampshire is generally not enamored with Rubio type politicians.. So Rubio could potentially go 0-for-2. Yes, he has Florida as a backstop, but primaries are generally about momentum.

Illinidiva on January 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

I’m trying to be politically correct in reference to his girth.

TxAnn56 on January 9, 2013 at 11:16 PM

At the Equator or Nether region?

arnold ziffel on January 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

School

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:58 PM

lol. I loves me some RWM, and no mistake.

Thanks, God.

What a day.

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Noticed this leaving FP; it’s an interesting way to put it:

Al Gore Now Richer than Romney, Thanks to Oil, Not Green Energy

The difference is that Mitt Romney made his money investing in companies and Al Gore made his money being a professional hypocrite and ecoscam artist.

100 million dollars of Al Gore’s estimated 300 million dollar net worth comes from Qatar, an oil tyranny that funds terrorists and he got that money by selling the political access that he used to illegitimately gain access to 60 million viewers for the Current TV cable network.

Forbes notes that as a Green Energy guru, Gore has been a failure. . .

Axe on January 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Say goodbye

KCB on January 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

OK
Just thought it sounded good.

arnold ziffel on January 10, 2013 at 12:01 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxfjSnMN88U

Dire Straits

Scrumpy on January 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM

arnold ziffel on January 10, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Freakin’ Awesome! Thanks!

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM

arnold ziffel on January 10, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Good song!!

Scrumpy on January 10, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Inconvenient Truths About Al Jazeera

M2RB: Cheap Trick

Resist We Much on January 10, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Clown tears.

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:07 AM

You out there Jackie?

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:07 AM

lol. I loves me some RWM, and no mistake.

Thanks, God.

What a day.

Eye luvs U, 2.

Resist We Much on January 10, 2013 at 12:08 AM

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Good evening, Ken. I just arrived. Wonderful to see you this evening. :)

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:08 AM

The only things more swollen than Christie’s waistline are his ego and ambition.

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

That’s a fact…er..

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:12 AM

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:12 AM

lol!:)

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Need an earlier nite tonight!

Good night all…

Great songs Ken!!

God Bless and sweet dreams :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WhWDCw3Mng

Scrumpy on January 10, 2013 at 12:13 AM

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:08 AM

I have XXXOOOs for you as well.

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Good night Scrumpy! Listening to your DS now. Very Nice!

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Gravity – Mayer

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Scrumpy on January 10, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Goodnight, Scrumpy! Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM

. . . lurking on account of Ghost Hunters. Also mad at Spark who is becoming a lush and stumbling in at 4 in the morning lately.

#sparkcott

The only things more swollen than Christie’s waistline are his ego and ambition.

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Even’ Jack. :)

Axe on January 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:13 AM

You’re wonderful, you know. :)

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Axe on January 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Good evening, Axefellow. Don’t be too hard on Spark. He’s just feeling his oats…as they say…or perhaps it’s hops and barley. )

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:17 AM

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Oh stop! Some of the other guys still think they have a chance. ;-)

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Freakin’ Awesome! Thanks!

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM

arnold ziffel on January 10, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Good song!!

Scrumpy on January 10, 2013 at 12:06 AM

In my wildest dreams little arnold would not have thought things could get this bad. I miss them days.

However, if the gloating libs think they are fixin to finish us off, then they are right. //

arnold ziffel on January 10, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Gravity – Mayer

Nice Jackie.

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:22 AM

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:20 AM

LOL!:)

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Oh stop! Some of the other guys still think they have a chance. ;-)

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:20 AM

lol, months ago, someone I don’t know who, told Jackie “you mean showing up with a smile and a six pack of MGD isn’t enough?” I realized then and there that HA had some varsity players and they give me goals to strive for. Something tells me HuffPoop just is not as fun.

arnold ziffel on January 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM

He would be almost as bad as Palin would be.

No to Christie and No to Palin.

bluegill on January 9, 2013 at 10:45 PM

You certainly are obsessed with Palin.

That might not be the best thing for your continued mental health and stability.

You might want to work on overcoming that obsession.

Solaratov on January 10, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Southern..

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

arnold ziffel on January 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Good evening, Arnold. Thanks for the smile. :)

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM

I can understand how a state like Illinois would nominate a liberal like Mark Kirk or Massachusetts would nominate Scott Brown, but it mystifies me as to how deep red states like Texas and Tennessee nominate people like Hutchison, Cornyn, Alexander and Corker.

bw222 on January 9, 2013 at 11:40 PM

They came in under a different era, either on the Newt revo wave, post Slick or to reinforce Bush. It wasn’t a time for “conservative” core values, just centrist partisanship. And certainly, there wasn’t yet a sense of fiscal foreboding pervading their elections.

Remember Corker replaced Harold Ford – a blue dog fave that happened to be black. Remember when Al Gore used to be considered “conservative”? My have times changed rapidly.

With TX, it wasn’t all that long ago that we had dems in senate like Phil Gramm, Lloyd Bentson or how about Frost and others moderate/blue dogs in the House. How about Bill White or Ann Richards? Then there was Molly Ivins carrying water for the progs, other libtards infiltrating Dallas, Austin & Houston. All of this less than 20 ~ 30 years ago.

Dems controlling TX lege just over a decade ago, now it’s controlled by RINOs.

AH_C on January 10, 2013 at 12:32 AM

arnold ziffel on January 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM

As far as Huffpuff goes… I’ve known and worked with many progressives…and I can tell you that they are incapable of flirting. Flirting requires wit and subtly. These are qualities progressives lack. As a matter of fact, they don’t even understand the premise. They have no romance in their hearts.

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:34 AM

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Jackie is right as usual.

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:37 AM

I Can’t Help falling In Love With You- UB40

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:38 AM

333,000 Mothers of the Year.

Makes just about the same sense….

BigWyo on January 10, 2013 at 12:38 AM

…. But I think that Cruz is a bomb thrower and that he has the potential to end up as a very divisive figure…..
Illinidiva on January 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

You say that like it is a bad thing.

LegendHasIt on January 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:37 AM

lol! I don’t know about ‘as usual’, but I think I’ve got this one right. Thanks. :)

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Got your message. You are so subtle..

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM

lol! Made me laugh! :)

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Illinidiva on January 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

The guy is super smart and conservative. I think our congress critters could use more of both.

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Just popped back in after looking through the other HA threads and saw Christies’ pic, apparently deep in thought—”Do I really need that extra coconut pie?”

arnold ziffel on January 10, 2013 at 12:41 AM

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Sparky’s gonna be pissed. I guess this is our song?

KCB on January 10, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Let’s Never Stop Falling In Love – Pink Martini

Here’s some more romance…it must be the moon. :)

thatsafactjack on January 10, 2013 at 12:42 AM

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